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Snow Job

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Did you know there was such a thing as organized competitive snowball fighting? Not only does this sport exist, but last weekend in Japan was the 20th annual edition of the Showa-Shinzan International Yukigassen, which roughly translates to snow (yuki), gather (ga), fight (sen).

That translation comes from, of course, our resident Japanese sports obsessive, Jeremy Brahm, who brought the snowball event to my attention. Here’s his report:

I didn’t realize there were uniforms for snowball fights, but this tournament requires that teams have matching uniforms or bibs. They had 155 teams participate this past weekend (128 men’s, 27 women’s). It takes seven people to play in a match, but nine are permitted on each team.

The small number on the right side of the bib is the team number; the large number is the player’s uniform number. Seven are to play in a match, but nine are permitted on each team. They even use roughly uniform snowballs!

Here are some posters from the 1996 and 2002 tournaments (that’s a phoenix clutching snowballs in its talons), and some uniform cartoons from 2003.

Amazing. And if you think snowball fighting is an odd sport, check out the pie-throwing pics and video here.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Giants equipment director Joe Skiba will be doing a live chat next Friday, March 7th, at 2pm eastern. In order to participate, you have to be a register at Giants.com, which you can do here. … Speaking of the Giants, I’m a month late with this, but here‘s a good article about the guy who does all the stitching on their uniforms (with thanks to Eric Stangel). … The Yankees-centric blog Sliding into Home is claiming that Yankee Stadium vendors wore this in the 1970s (note the Yanks logo on the left chest). Is that really possible? Doesn’t seem very, y’know, Yankee-like. … Unusual hosiery configuration being sported by the Cal State Stanislaus Warriors: Bosox-style stirrups with black sanitaries (with thanks to Travis McGuire, who also sent along a shot of the new Oregon State baseball unis). … According to the next-to-last graf on this page, the Nats will be selling “W”-shaped pretzels to match the team’s curly-W logo this season. … Good work by AJ Brandt, who writes: “I was watching trade deadline stuff on NHL Network, and they had a guy in the studio making up new jerseys for players as they were traded. As they were talking to Martin Lapointe via phone about his trade, they were running video of someone assembling his nameplate.” … Never noticed before that Joe Frazier wore peekaboo-vented trunks during his second fight with Ali. … Yesterday I linked to this photo, showing a Virginia Tech memorial strip on an FSU baseball cap. Now decal maven Chris Willis reports that the Seminoles have also ordered memorial strip decals to wear on their batting helmets. I know Chris provides a quality product, but couldn’t they just have used some black electrical tape? … In case you didn’t realize the Mets were now a wholly owned subsidiary of Citibank, they underscored the point the other day by wearing Citi Field caps, which is so utterly nauseating that I think Mr. Met just popped a few stitches on his head. … NIU’s sports program has returned to action, with what may be history’s lengthiest memorial ribbon. But at least it appears to be a genuine ribbon, not a graphic depiction of same — they get bonus points for that. … Mike Rich notes that Mark Teixeira’s been wearing red shoelaces. … More Iowa girls’ hoops tourney action from Jesse Gavin: “The one thing that really struck me today was Treynor’s shooting shirts. I don’t know how old they are, but they still have the ‘100th Anniversary of Basketball’ patch from 1991-92. Also, Davenport Assumption checked in with the tourney’s first racerback sighting.”

 

226 comments to Snow Job

  • Matt | February 27, 2008 at 7:58 am |

    Snow job? More like

  • Robert Michel | February 27, 2008 at 8:00 am |

    I found your blog on google and read a few of your other posts. I just added you to my Google News Reader. Keep up the good work. Look forward to reading more from you in the future.

    Robert Michel

  • James Craven | February 27, 2008 at 8:13 am |

    Nice early 20th Centry vibe on Oregon State’s new baseball unis with the black placket.

    For once, let’s give Nike a bit of credit on doing some research on baseball history.

    Also, those “Walgreen’s W” pretzels which I posted yesterday Paul look something like this. To which I asked “Logo creep or logo eat?” You decide.

  • MPowers1634 | February 27, 2008 at 8:18 am |

    As for the Yankee Stadium bleacher piece, I now have an excuse to talk to one of my ex girlfriends!

    Both of her parents were teachers in the Bronx for some time. Somehow her father obtained a job as a beer vendor in the bleachers at the Stadium.

    Many a game, he took care of my friends and I.
    Luckily, we’re still friendly so I will start my research immediately!

  • MPowers1634 | February 27, 2008 at 8:26 am |

    Sorry, I meant Yankee Stadium vendor piece!!!

  • Jason Axel | February 27, 2008 at 8:33 am |

    [quote comment=”230833″]Nice early 20th Centry vibe on Oregon State’s new baseball unis with the black placket.

    For once, let’s give Nike a bit of credit on doing some research on baseball history.

    Also, those “Walgreen’s W” pretzels which I posted yesterday Paul look something like this. To which I asked “Logo creep or logo eat?” You decide.[/quote]

    that looks tasty….

  • Mike | February 27, 2008 at 8:34 am |

    Two interesting things from the Arena League…

    New Rattlers jersey….

    Ditka!

  • LI Phil | February 27, 2008 at 8:43 am |

    from the sliding into home yankee blog:

    [quote]They respect the history of the game, and the important role the Yankees have played, and will continue to play, in shaping that history. In other words: they get it.[/quote]

    trademark infringement?

    at least he didn’t say they Get It(TM)

  • Brendon | February 27, 2008 at 8:43 am |
  • Brendon | February 27, 2008 at 8:47 am |

    click on the larger view for the Cleveland Gladiators Jersey On their pic, looks like the number on the front is stitched on, and the back is printed

  • BSmile | February 27, 2008 at 8:51 am |

    The Yankees vendor shirt….posted by me on Feb.23rd:

    http://www.baseball-...

  • DJ | February 27, 2008 at 8:58 am |

    The Yankee vendor shirt reminds me of the 70’s era NFL bedroom sets for kids (curtains, blanket, etc.) The motif was all the NFL wordmarks. If you look at that Yankee shirt, some of the fonts are current or past NFL fonts.

  • teamcinnamon | February 27, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”230839″]Two interesting things from the Arena League…

    New Rattlers jersey….

    Ditka![/quote]

    It’s kind of absurd that they sell these owner’s jerseys.
    I know that everytime I go into Modell’s and I see a Bon Jovi Soul jersey hanging on the rack I think that it’s the one that’s been there since they came into the league 5 years ago.
    AFL – Kitchy or fringe-sport?

  • +JohnnyBoy- | February 27, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    The NHL has a network?

  • Pat | February 27, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    Dude,

    Calvin and Hobbes. Greatest comic strip ever.

  • xyz | February 27, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    This is in regards to yesterdays post on the buttermilk drink from the Hot Dog joint in NJ. Is it the same buttermilk you would buy in the dairy section of a local grocery store or is it a special blend?

  • teamcinnamon | February 27, 2008 at 9:13 am |

    [quote comment=”230842″]This is way out of control[/quote]

    And going along with that.. this.

  • Jamie K. | February 27, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    Paul,

    Here in East Tennessee, at the tssaa high school girls tourney, there was one team with the “racer” back design, but the only picture i could find was not from the actual tournament.
    Heres The Picture, Enjoy It.

    jamie

  • Kyle at IU | February 27, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”230833″]Nice early 20th Centry vibe on Oregon State’s new baseball unis with the black placket.

    For once, let’s give Nike a bit of credit on doing some research on baseball history.

    Also, those “Walgreen’s W” pretzels which I posted yesterday Paul look something like this. To which I asked “Logo creep or logo eat?” You decide.[/quote]

    Ohhh, you beat me to the picture of the “Pretzel W”. Hopefully, I can find my way back to the Nation’s Capital for (1) one of those lovely pretzels, and (2) some BEN’S CHILI BOWL AT THE BALLPARK!!! (anyone familiar with that particular establishment will understand my excitement…chili half-smoke, anyone?)

  • Jamie K | February 27, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    I know the picture in post #18 aint the best showing the racer back design, but it was the best one i could find.

    Thanks

    jamie

  • Tom | February 27, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    Did anyone else get the disposable underwear ad at the bottom of todays blog? whoa.

    http://www.dnaproduc...

  • Txhunter | February 27, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    That ‘professional snow-ball fighting league’ looks like they put away their paintball guns when winter comes.

  • dm00n [Doug] | February 27, 2008 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”230846″]The Yankees vendor shirt….posted by me on Feb.23rd:

    http://www.baseball-...

    Um, congrats, but I wish the link had more info, rather than the just the same picture.

  • John T | February 27, 2008 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”230857″]Dude,

    Calvin and Hobbes. Greatest comic strip ever.[/quote]

    Anyone up for some Calvinball?

  • TOG | February 27, 2008 at 9:49 am |
  • Joey Guns | February 27, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died. Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Matt | February 27, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    None of the unis on that were being assembled used official fonts or numbering, they were just straight black letters and numbers.

    If you want an interesting uni story for hockey, document the draft and how they get the names on the back of players jerseys in the 20ish picks.

  • john in DC | February 27, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    glad to see the Isles Ice Girls get the….exposure….they deserve.

    if this girl is part of the Pens Patrol, why is something else imprinted on her cheek?

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 27, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”230860″][quote comment=”230842″]This is way out of control[/quote]

    And going along with that.. this.[/quote]

    I’m about ready for “Ditch The Pink”.

  • Buzz | February 27, 2008 at 10:03 am |

    #26 by Joey Guns on 02.27.08 9:52 am | Quote

    Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died. Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g

    I’m thinking a capital “Y” & “I” with the Steelers logo in between them….

  • Jordan Pope | February 27, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    looks like oregon state has made the full switch to nike

  • BSmile | February 27, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    The Yankees vendor shirt….posted by me on Feb.23rd:

    http://www.baseball-

    Um, congrats, but I wish the link had more info, rather than the just the same picture.

    There really isn’t any more info about it. I originally found it in this auction from 2007. It went for $48.00…..not a bad deal:

    http://sports.ha.com...

  • Mike V. | February 27, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”230886″]#26 by Joey Guns on 02.27.08 9:52 am | Quote

    Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died. Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g

    I’m thinking a capital “Y” & “I” with the Steelers logo in between them….[/quote]

    They probably will, and should. He gave Pittsburgh a integral part of any fans uniform

  • todd krevanchi | February 27, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”230873″]Too much fun.

    http://www.hockeywid...

    too much fun is right… thats a few hours right there…

    [quote comment=”230875″]Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died.

    Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g...

    not a steeler fan by any stretch of the imagination, but the steeler family lost a great one today…

  • Duckstyle | February 27, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    Anyone know if this is just a practice jersey DC United is wearing, or if they’re having a 3 jersey I wasn’t aware of?

  • kj | February 27, 2008 at 10:21 am |

    DCU – That’s a training kit, for sure.

    [quote comment=”230879″]if this girl is part of the Pens Patrol, why is something else imprinted on her cheek?[/quote]

    I think it says “Pens.”

  • Jason G. | February 27, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    That Yankees Vendor shirt is so bad that it’s great. It’s so fitting of the era. It just screams 70’s.

    Major kudos to Paul for having Calvin as today’s picture.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 27, 2008 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”230891″][quote comment=”230886″]#26 by Joey Guns on 02.27.08 9:52 am | Quote

    Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died. Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g

    I’m thinking a capital “Y” & “I” with the Steelers logo in between them….[/quote]

    They probably will, and should. He gave Pittsburgh a integral part of any fans uniform[/quote]

    Please forgive my ignorance, but why a ‘Y’ and an ‘I’?

  • jere | February 27, 2008 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”230889″]The Yankees vendor shirt….posted by me on Feb.23rd:

    http://www.baseball-

    Um, congrats, but I wish the link had more info, rather than the just the same picture.

    There really isn’t any more info about it. I originally found it in this auction from 2007. It went for $48.00…..not a bad deal:

    http://sports.ha.com...

    “Ham & cheese here! Get your red hot ham & cheese! Shrimp roll! Milkshake! … Cigar? I can get you a brand new Cadillac with the pink slip for two grand….”

  • Minna H. | February 27, 2008 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”230883″][quote comment=”230860″][quote comment=”230842″]This is way out of control[/quote]

    And going along with that.. this.[/quote]

    I’m about ready for “Ditch The Pink”.[/quote]

    Rick W., I was born ready to eradicate pink from sports–not to mention from the face of the earth. Oh, and, Brandon, please put a pink warning the next time you post a link that includes pink ‘unis’ so I can brace myself. Thanks.

    As for the Oregon State baseball unis, this is the one time that I think that the black should be a different color, or thinner. It just looks wrong–especially with the black undershirt.

    Did I just say get rid of the black? Next thing you know, there will be a pink uni that I actually li–no, that will not happen.

  • Minna H. | February 27, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    Sorry, that bit about a pink warning was for Brendon. I was so discombobulated by the picture, I got your name wrong.

  • steve | February 27, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    Cope invented a gold dish rag for steelers fans to wave obnoxiously…put him in the ring of honor or have a nice tribute at the home opener, doesn’t deserve another friggin patch

  • Marty Met | February 27, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”230848″]The Yankee vendor shirt reminds me of the 70’s era NFL bedroom sets for kids (curtains, blanket, etc.) The motif was all the NFL wordmarks. If you look at that Yankee shirt, some of the fonts are current or past NFL fonts.[/quote]

    It’s still better than that pinstripe “uniform” the players wear. Now that’s ugly.

  • KT | February 27, 2008 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”230895″]Anyone know if this is just a practice jersey DC United is wearing, or if they’re having a 3 jersey I wasn’t aware of?[/quote]

    Practice, I think. I’m not aware of any thirds in the league this year. But adidas goes nutzo on practice gear and you see it a lot in the preseason.

    This DC third from a decade or so ago was hot, but better with long sleeves.

    Meanwhile the NHL Ice Girls thing on SI.com features the Carolina Hurricanes’ “Strom Squad,” named, of course, after former NFL backup quarterback Rick Strom.

  • KT | February 27, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”230903″]Cope invented a gold dish rag for steelers fans to wave obnoxiously…put him in the ring of honor or have a nice tribute at the home opener, doesn’t deserve another friggin patch[/quote]

    I would think that since they do these things for their fans and their “family” and not for us, that they get to decide what is deserved and not deserved.

    In short, it’s not our call.

  • KT | February 27, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    Speaking of Ice Girls, this one has interesting hosiery. That’s one way to…well, I don’t know what it’s one way to do. But it seems to be one way to do it.

  • DarkAudit | February 27, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”230899″][quote comment=”230891″][quote comment=”230886″]#26 by Joey Guns on 02.27.08 9:52 am | Quote

    Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died. Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g

    I’m thinking a capital “Y” & “I” with the Steelers logo in between them….[/quote]

    They probably will, and should. He gave Pittsburgh a integral part of any fans uniform[/quote]

    Please forgive my ignorance, but why a ‘Y’ and an ‘I’?[/quote]

    It spells “Yoi!,” one of his trademark phrases. Also “Double Yoi!”

    He will be missed. A voice made for sportswriting to be sure. :)

  • Buzz | February 27, 2008 at 10:41 am |

    #38 by Rick White in Cedar Park, TX on 02.27.08 10:25 am | Quote

    #26 by Joey Guns on 02.27.08 9:52 am | Quote

    Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died. Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g

    I’m thinking a capital “Y” & “I” with the Steelers logo in between them….

    They probably will, and should. He gave Pittsburgh a integral part of any fans uniform

    Please forgive my ignorance, but why a ‘Y’ and an ‘I’?

    Cope’s signature line was “YOI!” (or double-Yoi or Triple-Yoi). In fact, his autobiography was titled, Double Yoi!

  • Smail | February 27, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”230842″]This is way out of control[/quote]

    The logo creep throughout that gallery is cracking me up. On the tops, the shovels, the “skirts”, the waistbands , it’s everywhere!. The Stars girls manage to squeeze Planet Tan ads on their tops, the front of their pants, and on the back.. And if you were wondering why the Blue Jackets squad wears green, it’s because they’re sponsored by Mountain Dew.

  • LI Phil | February 27, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    while searching for something else, i came across this

    what’s a dikfore?

  • Paul Lukas | February 27, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”230907″]Speaking of Ice Girls, this one has interesting hosiery. That’s one way to…well, I don’t know what it’s one way to do. But it seems to be one way to do it.[/quote]

    That over-the-skate hosiery style has been increasingly popular in figure skating in recent years, and I really hate it. Makes the skate look like a naked clubfoot, and ruins the nice sense of contrast the skate would normally provide.

  • Smail | February 27, 2008 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”230912″][quote comment=”230842″]This is way out of control[/quote]

    The logo creep throughout that gallery is cracking me up. On the tops, the shovels, the “skirts”, the waistbands , it’s everywhere!. The Stars girls manage to squeeze Planet Tan ads on their tops, the front of their pants, and on the back.. And if you were wondering why the Blue Jackets squad wears green, it’s because they’re sponsored by Mountain Dew.[/quote]

    Hmm, most of those image links are shifted one or two spots from where they were meant to direct. Oh well, I’m sure most of you looked through the entire gallery and got to see it for yourself.

  • teamcinnamon | February 27, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”230901″][quote comment=”230883″][quote comment=”230860″][quote comment=”230842″]This is way out of control[/quote]

    And going along with that.. this.[/quote]

    I’m about ready for “Ditch The Pink”.[/quote]

    Rick W., I was born ready to eradicate pink from sports–not to mention from the face of the earth. Oh, and, Brandon, please put a pink warning the next time you post a link that includes pink ‘unis’ so I can brace myself. Thanks.

    As for the Oregon State baseball unis, this is the one time that I think that the black should be a different color, or thinner. It just looks wrong–especially with the black undershirt.

    Did I just say get rid of the black? Next thing you know, there will be a pink uni that I actually li–no, that will not happen.[/quote]

    Pink, black, purple, ice girls, I don’t know what this world’s coming to.

  • Buzz | February 27, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    #47 by DarkAudit on 02.27.08 10:38 am | Quote

    #26 by Joey Guns on 02.27.08 9:52 am | Quote

    Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died. Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g

    I’m thinking a capital “Y” & “I” with the Steelers logo in between them….

    They probably will, and should. He gave Pittsburgh a integral part of any fans uniform

    Please forgive my ignorance, but why a ‘Y’ and an ‘I’?

    It spells “Yoi!,” one of his trademark phrases. Also “Double Yoi!”

    He will be missed. A voice made for sportswriting to be sure. :)

    One of my brothers suggested a mini Terrible Towel decal with “MC” on it. I’d still prefer “YOI” on it…

  • JJD | February 27, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    Those OSU baseball jerseys look like ugly cardigans to me, but maybe they are just trying to bring the ugly before Oregon steps onto the field.

    what’s a dikfore?

    I will spend the rest of my day imagining you are serious and chuckling.

  • Minna H. | February 27, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”230914″][quote comment=”230907″]Speaking of Ice Girls, this one has interesting hosiery. That’s one way to…well, I don’t know what it’s one way to do. But it seems to be one way to do it.[/quote]

    That over-the-skate hosiery style has been increasingly popular in figure skating in recent years, and I really hate it. Makes the skate look like a naked clubfoot, and ruins the nice sense of contrast the skate would normally provide.[/quote]

    I agree. It’s like wearing footy pajamas–only not so cute. On anyone. I used to watch figure skating, but stopped right around the time this little trend started. Coincidence? I think not.

  • Mike Engle | February 27, 2008 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”230918″][quote comment=”230914″][quote comment=”230907″]Speaking of Ice Girls, this one has interesting hosiery. That’s one way to…well, I don’t know what it’s one way to do. But it seems to be one way to do it.[/quote]

    That over-the-skate hosiery style has been increasingly popular in figure skating in recent years, and I really hate it. Makes the skate look like a naked clubfoot, and ruins the nice sense of contrast the skate would normally provide.[/quote]

    I agree. It’s like wearing footy pajamas–only not so cute. On anyone. I used to watch figure skating, but stopped right around the time this little trend started. Coincidence? I think not.[/quote]
    But we all know if the leggings were black, you’d unequivocally approve.
    {/sarcasm?>

  • Dane | February 27, 2008 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”230903″]Cope invented a gold dish rag for steelers fans to wave obnoxiously…put him in the ring of honor or have a nice tribute at the home opener, doesn’t deserve another friggin patch[/quote]

    Myron Cope absolutely deserves every honor that can be bestowed at this time. He meant everything to Steeler Nation, just as Harry Caray did to da Cubbies (or Bob Prince to the Buccos).

    Without Myron Cope, we would never have the often-imitated, never-duplicated Terrible Towel. We would not have The Bus, or Slash, or the Bungles.

    It would put a smile on many faces to see a little Terrible Towel adorning Steeler jerseys in 2008.

    (And even if you dislike the Towel, the proceeds have been going to charity for the last decade or so, and that’s a good thing.)

  • Mike | February 27, 2008 at 10:59 am |

    Can anyone help me by posting some soccer teams who wear pink. My intermural team FC Keep it Real United is going with the pink this year and I need to dress accordingly.

  • Minna H. | February 27, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”230921″][quote comment=”230918″][quote comment=”230914″][quote comment=”230907″]Speaking of Ice Girls, this one has interesting hosiery. That’s one way to…well, I don’t know what it’s one way to do. But it seems to be one way to do it.[/quote]

    That over-the-skate hosiery style has been increasingly popular in figure skating in recent years, and I really hate it. Makes the skate look like a naked clubfoot, and ruins the nice sense of contrast the skate would normally provide.[/quote]

    I agree. It’s like wearing footy pajamas–only not so cute. On anyone. I used to watch figure skating, but stopped right around the time this little trend started. Coincidence? I think not.[/quote]
    But we all know if the leggings were black, you’d unequivocally approve.
    {/sarcasm?>[/quote]

    Mike E., did you not read my post up a bit where I said OSU needs a different trim color than black? On basic jerseys–yes, I will almost always choose black. Pants, too. But if you gave me a choice between black leggings pulled over the skate like that and regular ecru hose worn the way it’s meant to be worn, I would choose the latter. Ideally, it would be black hose that is worn properly, but one cannot have everything.

  • Jason G. | February 27, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”230914″][quote comment=”230907″]Speaking of Ice Girls, this one has interesting hosiery. That’s one way to…well, I don’t know what it’s one way to do. But it seems to be one way to do it.[/quote]

    That over-the-skate hosiery style has been increasingly popular in figure skating in recent years, and I really hate it. Makes the skate look like a naked clubfoot, and ruins the nice sense of contrast the skate would normally provide.[/quote]

    Yea, I hate it when strippers ice skaters wear those things.

  • Jason G. | February 27, 2008 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”230925″][quote comment=”230914″][quote comment=”230907″]Speaking of Ice Girls, this one has interesting hosiery. That’s one way to…well, I don’t know what it’s one way to do. But it seems to be one way to do it.[/quote]

    That over-the-skate hosiery style has been increasingly popular in figure skating in recent years, and I really hate it. Makes the skate look like a naked clubfoot, and ruins the nice sense of contrast the skate would normally provide.[/quote]

    Yea, I hate it when strippers ice skaters wear those things.[/quote]

    Strikethru didn’t work for “strippers”.

  • Brendon | February 27, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”230879″]glad to see the Isles Ice Girls get the….exposure….they deserve.

    if this girl is part of the Pens Patrol, why is something else imprinted on her cheek?[/quote]
    I think it says PENS

  • Mike | February 27, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”230886″]#26 by Joey Guns on 02.27.08 9:52 am | Quote

    Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died. Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g

    I’m thinking a capital “Y” & “I” with the Steelers logo in between them….[/quote]

    Yoi and double yoi

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 27, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”230908″][quote comment=”230899″][quote comment=”230891″][quote comment=”230886″]#26 by Joey Guns on 02.27.08 9:52 am | Quote

    Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died. Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g

    I’m thinking a capital “Y” & “I” with the Steelers logo in between them….[/quote]

    They probably will, and should. He gave Pittsburgh a integral part of any fans uniform[/quote]

    Please forgive my ignorance, but why a ‘Y’ and an ‘I’?[/quote]

    It spells “Yoi!,” one of his trademark phrases. Also “Double Yoi!”

    He will be missed. A voice made for sportswriting to be sure. :)[/quote]

    I get it. That would be a cool patch.

  • jesse | February 27, 2008 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”230906″][quote comment=”230903″]Cope invented a gold dish rag for steelers fans to wave obnoxiously…put him in the ring of honor or have a nice tribute at the home opener, doesn’t deserve another friggin patch[/quote]

    I would think that since they do these things for their fans and their “family” and not for us, that they get to decide what is deserved and not deserved.

    In short, it’s not our call.[/quote]

    FWIW Myron Cope owns the trademark for that “dishrag” (Terrible Towel) and for more than 25 years he gave every penny he earned selling them to charity. When they caught people selling counterfeit ones, a weekly occurrence, the punishment was finish selling them and give every single penny you get from selling them to the same charity.

    He was a pretty decent guy, though not much of a driver. He’ll be missed around here (Pittsburgh).

  • Roger Faso | February 27, 2008 at 11:08 am |

    The pie fight was amazing.

    Here’s the exact opposite to even things out.

  • Brendon | February 27, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”230902″]Sorry, that bit about a pink warning was for Brendon. I was so discombobulated by the picture, I got your name wrong.[/quote]
    Minna, I’m terribly sorry for not warning you of the monstrosity that was about to ensue. Please forgive me. I will pay for all medical bills piled due to this accident. LOL. Once again, I apologize to your eyes, as well as everyone else’s, for the horror.
    -Brendon

  • Breezy | February 27, 2008 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”230931″][quote comment=”230906″][quote comment=”230903″]Cope invented a gold dish rag for steelers fans to wave obnoxiously…put him in the ring of honor or have a nice tribute at the home opener, doesn’t deserve another friggin patch[/quote]

    I would think that since they do these things for their fans and their “family” and not for us, that they get to decide what is deserved and not deserved.

    In short, it’s not our call.[/quote]

    FWIW Myron Cope owns the trademark for that “dishrag” (Terrible Towel) and for more than 25 years he gave every penny he earned selling them to charity. When they caught people selling counterfeit ones, a weekly occurrence, the punishment was finish selling them and give every single penny you get from selling them to the same charity.

    He was a pretty decent guy, though not much of a driver. He’ll be missed around here (Pittsburgh).[/quote]

    This should be tribute enough:
    YOI!!!!!

  • Brendon | February 27, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”230913″]while searching for something else, i came across this

    what’s a dikfore?[/quote]
    Phil, what were you looking up, underage girls?

  • Erkki C | February 27, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    It might be a nice gesture for Myron Cope to have one game where they sell black Terrible Towels and donate that money to charity.

  • Mike | February 27, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”230934″][quote comment=”230931″][quote comment=”230906″][quote comment=”230903″]Cope invented a gold dish rag for steelers fans to wave obnoxiously…put him in the ring of honor or have a nice tribute at the home opener, doesn’t deserve another friggin patch[/quote]

    I would think that since they do these things for their fans and their “family” and not for us, that they get to decide what is deserved and not deserved.

    In short, it’s not our call.[/quote]

    FWIW Myron Cope owns the trademark for that “dishrag” (Terrible Towel) and for more than 25 years he gave every penny he earned selling them to charity. When they caught people selling counterfeit ones, a weekly occurrence, the punishment was finish selling them and give every single penny you get from selling them to the same charity.

    He was a pretty decent guy, though not much of a driver. He’ll be missed around here (Pittsburgh).[/quote]

    This should be tribute enough:
    YOI!!!!![/quote]

    ah…..yeh….

    how about this one instead? terrible towel

  • todd krevanchi | February 27, 2008 at 11:26 am |

    that vendors shirt got me inspired…

    im selling hoagies and ham and cheese sandwiches for softball this summer… we need a few more miken ultra ii’s.

    who wants some!

  • LI Phil | February 27, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”230935″][quote comment=”230913″]while searching for something else, i came across this

    what’s a dikfore?[/quote]
    Phil, what were you looking up, underage girls?[/quote]

    yes

  • Robert | February 27, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”230907″]Speaking of Ice Girls, this one has interesting hosiery. That’s one way to…well, I don’t know what it’s one way to do. But it seems to be one way to do it.[/quote]

    I am not sufficiently articulate to say why, but the over-the-skate pantyhose REALLY gives me the creeps.

  • Teebz | February 27, 2008 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”230905″]
    Meanwhile the NHL Ice Girls thing on SI.com features the Carolina Hurricanes’ “Strom Squad,” named, of course, after former NFL backup quarterback Rick Strom.[/quote]

    I’m going to assume this is a joke, and that you’re not dyslexic. If you are, I apologize.

    They’re the “Storm Squad”. Hurricanes, storm… makes sense, right?

  • Paul Lukas | February 27, 2008 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”230946″][quote comment=”230907″]Speaking of Ice Girls, this one has interesting hosiery. That’s one way to…well, I don’t know what it’s one way to do. But it seems to be one way to do it.[/quote]

    I am not sufficiently articulate to say why, but the over-the-skate pantyhose REALLY gives me the creeps.[/quote]

    Me too. It makes me think of Tom Dempsey’s foot, without the special shoe — a naked, toeless appendage, a hunk of malformed flesh.

  • todd krevanchi | February 27, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”230913″]while searching for something else, i came across this

    what’s a dikfore?[/quote]

    perhaps a parody of all the darfur shirts that floated around?

  • John T | February 27, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”230923″]Can anyone help me by posting some soccer teams who wear pink. My intermural team FC Keep it Real United is going with the pink this year and I need to dress accordingly.[/quote]

    (hide your eyes Minna, PINK warning)

    Tough to find clubs that use pink as primary colour, but here is one Palermo from Serie A.

    Juve also about 10 yrs ago and everton had one for a breast cancer awareness day.

    There might be a few more out there I am sure

  • Chris ATL | February 27, 2008 at 11:46 am |
  • Patrick | February 27, 2008 at 11:51 am |

    Here’s the Dikfore shirt from Busted Tees.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 27, 2008 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”230933″][quote comment=”230902″]Sorry, that bit about a pink warning was for Brendon. I was so discombobulated by the picture, I got your name wrong.[/quote]
    Minna, I’m terribly sorry for not warning you of the monstrosity that was about to ensue. Please forgive me. I will pay for all medical bills piled due to this accident. LOL. Once again, I apologize to your eyes, as well as everyone else’s, for the horror.
    -Brendon[/quote]

    Well, it was only half horror.

  • John T | February 27, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”230950″][quote comment=”230923″]Can anyone help me by posting some soccer teams who wear pink. My intermural team FC Keep it Real United is going with the pink this year and I need to dress accordingly.[/quote]

    (hide your eyes Minna, PINK warning)

    Tough to find clubs that use pink as primary colour, but here is one Palermo from Serie A.

    Juve also about 10 yrs ago and everton had one for a breast cancer awareness day.

    There might be a few more out there I am sure[/quote]

    oops, didn’t see that coming….

    try this or this

  • shadoquad | February 27, 2008 at 11:54 am |

    Heard a rumor that the owners of Wrigley Field are listening to offers for corporate naming rights. Anyone else think that’s sacrilegious? I kinda put that stadium in with places like Fenway or Camden. Don’t think it should be named anything but Wrigley. Anyone else hear that rumor?

  • Maks | February 27, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    About those Oregon State baseball unis: do anyone know if they will be keeping the off white/tan uniform with the classic typography of “Beavers” across the chest? i HOPE so. the new uni isnt that great but definitely an improvement than the gray with white OSU last year.

    image if not sure: OSU Beavers

  • DAL | February 27, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    Bad news for uni watchers everywhere. Great news for people with no sense of dignity.

    http://consumerist.c...

  • Joey Guns | February 27, 2008 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”230937″][quote comment=”230934″][quote comment=”230931″][quote comment=”230906″][quote comment=”230903″]Cope invented a gold dish rag for steelers fans to wave obnoxiously…put him in the ring of honor or have a nice tribute at the home opener, doesn’t deserve another friggin patch[/quote]

    I would think that since they do these things for their fans and their “family” and not for us, that they get to decide what is deserved and not deserved.

    In short, it’s not our call.[/quote]

    FWIW Myron Cope owns the trademark for that “dishrag” (Terrible Towel) and for more than 25 years he gave every penny he earned selling them to charity. When they caught people selling counterfeit ones, a weekly occurrence, the punishment was finish selling them and give every single penny you get from selling them to the same charity.

    He was a pretty decent guy, though not much of a driver. He’ll be missed around here (Pittsburgh).[/quote]

    This should be tribute enough:
    YOI!!!!![/quote]

    ah…..yeh….

    how about this one instead? terrible towel[/quote]

    Some people amaze me. Trying to make money off somebody’s death, only hours after finding out about it:

    http://184977.spread...

  • Juan Grande | February 27, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”230956″]Heard a rumor that the owners of Wrigley Field are listening to offers for corporate naming rights. Anyone else think that’s sacrilegious? I kinda put that stadium in with places like Fenway or Camden. Don’t think it should be named anything but Wrigley. Anyone else hear that rumor?[/quote]

    The city of Chicago would rise up and go crazy. They learned their lesson when Comisky was re-named. I think the Bleacher Bums would burn down the field rather than allow it to be renamed. The drunken ghost of Harry Carey would forever roam the clubhouse and pressbox mumbling his way through “Take me out to the ballgame”

  • Cathy | February 27, 2008 at 12:12 pm |

    quote comment=”230950″][quote comment=”230923″]Can anyone help me by posting some soccer teams who wear pink. My intermural team FC Keep it Real United is going with the pink this year and I need to dress accordingly.[/quote]

    (hide your eyes Minna, PINK warning)

    Tough to find clubs that use pink as primary colour, but here is one Palermo from Serie A.

    Juve also about 10 yrs ago and everton had one for a breast cancer awareness day.

    There might be a few more out there I am sure[/quote]

    Palermo home (your link didn’t work on my computer) and alternate . Juventus old Pink from about 5 years ago. Benfica alternate Jersey and Sevilla .

  • Mike Edgerly | February 27, 2008 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”230950″][quote comment=”230923″]Can anyone help me by posting some soccer teams who wear pink. My intermural team FC Keep it Real United is going with the pink this year and I need to dress accordingly.[/quote]

    (hide your eyes Minna, PINK warning)

    Tough to find clubs that use pink as primary colour, but here is one Palermo from Serie A.

    Juve also about 10 yrs ago and everton had one for a breast cancer awareness day.

    There might be a few more out there I am sure[/quote]

    Benfica Away Kit

    RCD Espanyol Away Kit

  • Johnny O | February 27, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”230960″][quote comment=”230956″]Heard a rumor that the owners of Wrigley Field are listening to offers for corporate naming rights. Anyone else think that’s sacrilegious? I kinda put that stadium in with places like Fenway or Camden. Don’t think it should be named anything but Wrigley. Anyone else hear that rumor?[/quote]

    The city of Chicago would rise up and go crazy. They learned their lesson when Comisky was re-named. I think the Bleacher Bums would burn down the field rather than allow it to be renamed. The drunken ghost of Harry Carey would forever roam the clubhouse and pressbox mumbling his way through “Take me out to the ballgame”[/quote]

    I am just glad that in my lifetime, there is no way in hell that Lambeau Field will be changing its name since it is co-owned by fans, and the city of Green Bay and state of Wisonsin would go into a State of Emergency if the name would change.

  • Cathy | February 27, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    sevilla …my link didn’t work.

  • lwiedy | February 27, 2008 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”230949″][quote comment=”230913″]while searching for something else, i came across this

    what’s a dikfore?[/quote]

    To pee with!

  • RWV | February 27, 2008 at 12:17 pm |

    FYI

    The profits from those shirts are going to Art Rooney’s Scholarship fund.

  • TOG | February 27, 2008 at 12:18 pm |

    http://pictopia.com/...

    Sanitary Sox Appeal

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 27, 2008 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”230953″]Here’s the Dikfore shirt from Busted Tees.[/quote]

    I was walking behind a young lady (but old enough) last night that had a t-shirt with the writing “Who’s leg do I have to hump to get a beer around here?” on the back. I thought about offering her a beer but I didn’t think the other people in Walgreens would appreciate it.

  • RWV | February 27, 2008 at 12:18 pm |
  • Justin B | February 27, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”230958″]Bad news for uni watchers everywhere. Great news for people with no sense of dignity.

    http://consumerist.c...

    The comments are funny.

  • lwiedy | February 27, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”230965″][quote comment=”230949″][quote comment=”230913″]while searching for something else, i came across this

    what’s a dikfore?[/quote]

    To pee with![/quote]

    I can’t take credit for that gem. Has anyone seen Spies Like Us?

  • Mike Edgerly | February 27, 2008 at 12:20 pm |

    Not soccer, but no discussion of Pink is ever complete without the leader’s jersey of the Giro d’Italia!

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 27, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”230966″]FYI

    The profits from those shirts are going to Art Rooney’s Scholarship fund.[/quote]

    With a price of $15 and $3 going to the charity you’re telling me that the shirt costs $12 to be manufactured. Do I have that correct?

  • Mark Mihalik | February 27, 2008 at 12:28 pm |

    The Mets scrimmaged the University of Michigan yesterday, and even though I hate Michigan, I love that catcher’s helmet.

  • Moose | February 27, 2008 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”230948″][quote comment=”230946″][quote comment=”230907″]Speaking of Ice Girls, this one has interesting hosiery. That’s one way to…well, I don’t know what it’s one way to do. But it seems to be one way to do it.[/quote]

    I am not sufficiently articulate to say why, but the over-the-skate pantyhose REALLY gives me the creeps.[/quote]

    Me too. It makes me think of Tom Dempsey’s foot, without the special shoe — a naked, toeless appendage, a hunk of malformed flesh.[/quote]

    Single funniest thing I’ve heard today.

  • DenverGregg | February 27, 2008 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”230956″]Heard a rumor that the owners of Wrigley Field are listening to offers for corporate naming rights. Anyone else think that’s sacrilegious? I kinda put that stadium in with places like Fenway or Camden. Don’t think it should be named anything but Wrigley. Anyone else hear that rumor?[/quote]
    A few years back William Wrigley Jr. owned both the chewing gum company, the Cubs and the ballpark – which he renamed from Cubs Field to Wrigley. So it would only be sacrilegious if you’re really into either the gum or the sacrosanct memory of the Cubs during Wrigley family’s ownership (record of 4587-4732 over 60 years).

  • AL | February 27, 2008 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”230962″][quote comment=”230950″][quote comment=”230923″]Can anyone help me by posting some soccer teams who wear pink. My intermural team FC Keep it Real United is going with the pink this year and I need to dress accordingly.[/quote]

    (hide your eyes Minna, PINK warning)

    Tough to find clubs that use pink as primary colour, but here is one Palermo from Serie A.

    Juve also about 10 yrs ago and everton had one for a breast cancer awareness day.

    There might be a few more out there I am sure[/quote]

    Benfica Away Kit

    RCD Espanyol Away Kit[/quote]

    Palermo wears a primary kit (made by Lotto) that’s the most disgusting shape of pink I couldn’t even dreg up the guts to link onto it.

  • C.N. | February 27, 2008 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”230956″]Heard a rumor that the owners of Wrigley Field are listening to offers for corporate naming rights. Anyone else think that’s sacrilegious? I kinda put that stadium in with places like Fenway or Camden. Don’t think it should be named anything but Wrigley. Anyone else hear that rumor?[/quote]

    http://sports.espn.g...

    Oh, hell no.

  • Moose | February 27, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”230956″]Heard a rumor that the owners of Wrigley Field are listening to offers for corporate naming rights. Anyone else think that’s sacrilegious? I kinda put that stadium in with places like Fenway or Camden. Don’t think it should be named anything but Wrigley. Anyone else hear that rumor?[/quote]

    Yes, and it is very likely to happen. Remember, though, “Wrigley” itself was and still is a corporate name.

  • Joey Guns | February 27, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    What companies should sponsor the American League teams (I posted the National League one last week).

    http://machochip.com...

    Paul, there’s a clip from the movie Major League on that webpage also…..

  • KT | February 27, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”230947″][quote comment=”230905″]
    Meanwhile the NHL Ice Girls thing on SI.com features the Carolina Hurricanes’ “Strom Squad,” named, of course, after former NFL backup quarterback Rick Strom.[/quote]

    I’m going to assume this is a joke, and that you’re not dyslexic. If you are, I apologize.

    They’re the “Storm Squad”. Hurricanes, storm… makes sense, right?[/quote]

    Jesus, tough room.

    No, SI noticed the typo and changed it between the time I saw it and you clicked on the link. They had “Strom Squad” on the photos of Carolina’s ice girls. I know a Hurricane is a storm, genius.

    BTW, a buddy of mine took the photos of the Storm/Strom girls.

  • chance | February 27, 2008 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”230963″][quote comment=”230960″][quote comment=”230956″]Heard a rumor that the owners of Wrigley Field are listening to offers for corporate naming rights. Anyone else think that’s sacrilegious? I kinda put that stadium in with places like Fenway or Camden. Don’t think it should be named anything but Wrigley. Anyone else hear that rumor?[/quote]

    The city of Chicago would rise up and go crazy. They learned their lesson when Comisky was re-named. I think the Bleacher Bums would burn down the field rather than allow it to be renamed. The drunken ghost of Harry Carey would forever roam the clubhouse and pressbox mumbling his way through “Take me out to the ballgame”[/quote]

    I am just glad that in my lifetime, there is no way in hell that Lambeau Field will be changing its name since it is co-owned by fans, and the city of Green Bay and state of Wisonsin would go into a State of Emergency if the name would change.[/quote]

    Don’t be so sure – the citizens of Brown County voted to persue naming rights back in 2000. It wasn’t binding, and it happened over the objections of the team, but it remains a possibility. Came pretty close to happening in 2003.

    About the only bonus to the whole lousy economy is that naming rights aren’t the huge item that they once were. So the city won’t get as much money as they might once have, and therefore there probably won’t be a deal.

  • Duckstyle | February 27, 2008 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”230956″]Heard a rumor that the owners of Wrigley Field are listening to offers for corporate naming rights. Anyone else think that’s sacrilegious? I kinda put that stadium in with places like Fenway or Camden. Don’t think it should be named anything but Wrigley. Anyone else hear that rumor?[/quote]

    It’s not just a rumor, it’s probably going to happen, Sam Zell has said a few times in interviews that he’d definitly do it. As a White Sox fan I’m lovin this, what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. But who cares, the stadium is one thing, at least it’s not the team name, I’m looking at you Red Bull New York. Not to mention Wrigley is already, kind of, a sponser’s name, except at the time Mr. Wrigley also owned the club.

  • Joe Drennan | February 27, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”230906″][quote comment=”230903″]Cope invented a gold dish rag for steelers fans to wave obnoxiously…put him in the ring of honor or have a nice tribute at the home opener, doesn’t deserve another friggin patch[/quote]

    I would think that since they do these things for their fans and their “family” and not for us, that they get to decide what is deserved and not deserved.

    In short, it’s not our call.[/quote]

    The Cubs had the Harey Carey and Jack Brickhouse patches in the same year. I think the announcers sometimes become a part of the identity and therefore should be memorialized.

    As for the figure skateing stuff. Make the girls wear hcokey skates. Toe picks are a hockey player’s enemy as they gouge the ice. Plus hockey skates on a good looking girl is sexy. I think so anyway. Aside from the figure skates and creepy boot cover, I like the outfits. :)

    As for naming rights to Wrigley, it is wrong and Sam Zell should be run out of Chicago for it.

  • Joe Drennan | February 27, 2008 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”230960″][quote comment=”230956″]Heard a rumor that the owners of Wrigley Field are listening to offers for corporate naming rights. Anyone else think that’s sacrilegious? I kinda put that stadium in with places like Fenway or Camden. Don’t think it should be named anything but Wrigley. Anyone else hear that rumor?[/quote]

    The city of Chicago would rise up and go crazy. They learned their lesson when Comisky was re-named. I think the Bleacher Bums would burn down the field rather than allow it to be renamed. The drunken ghost of Harry Carey would forever roam the clubhouse and pressbox mumbling his way through “Take me out to the ballgame”[/quote]

    Sign up now http://www.keepitwri...

    Luckily things like the Wrigley marque and scoreboard are on the national registry so they couldn’t change them.

  • TOG | February 27, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    I am just glad that in my lifetime, there is no way in hell that Lambeau Field will be changing its name since it is co-owned by fans, and the city of Green Bay and state of Wisonsin would go into a State of Emergency if the name would change.

    If you believe that anything in sports is sacred (Lambeau, Wrigley, etc.) you are (as we all are) sorely mistaken…In sports, as in business, if enough money is involved, changes will come.

  • Joey Guns | February 27, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    A mouth guard that “safely reproduces some of the effects of steroids and the human growth hormone” is now on the market, and Rutgers will be wearing them next season.

    http://media.www.dai...

    (from cnnsi.com)

  • Mike | February 27, 2008 at 1:03 pm |

    Thanks for the input guys, I’m thinking we might go with this one fc benfica

  • LI Phil | February 27, 2008 at 1:08 pm |

    washington pursues clemens

    well…they DO need a fifth starter

  • KT | February 27, 2008 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”230960″]The city of Chicago would rise up and go crazy. They learned their lesson when Comisky was re-named. I think the Bleacher Bums would burn down the field rather than allow it to be renamed. The drunken ghost of Harry Carey would forever roam the clubhouse and pressbox mumbling his way through “Take me out to the ballgame”[/quote]

    Well, first off…

    Only a little more than half of Chicago would go crazy. The South Side would point and laugh.

    I don’t see any mobs with pitchforks still demanding the name Comiskey Park be returned to the Sox’ ballpark.

    Partially because the Sox are the second team (even with the 2005 Series) in the city and enjoy less of a following, even though it’s sizeable.

    No one will threaten to burn down anything. That’s an exaggeration. Cub fans would be very, very upset – no question. They’d be very vocal about it. They’d very likely boo any PA announcement that included the new name and it would become a tradition akin to throwing visiting home run balls back. Whatever company it was that bought the naming rights would likely be subject to scorn and derision, and would be associated with the boos that accompanied every mention of their name inside the ballpark.

    A cottage industry would pop up with subversive t-shirts and other trinkets proclaiming “Wrigley Forever” (some of which, I have no doubt, would be planted or at least done in cahoots with the Cubs themselves – never let an opportunity to cash in get away, don’t you know) and suchlike.

    But would Cub fans stop going to games? No. No, they wouldn’t. A century of futility broken up by occasional flurries of mediocrity and the lightning bolt of promise that turns into disappointment hasn’t done it.

    Three million of them, easy, would still go to games. There might be an organized protest on opening day, but by May, they’d be fewer and fewer in number. There’d be some Alderman introducing a resolution or at least making noise about getting “Wrigley” back in there somewhere and it would be quite the cause celebre for a while.

    I don’t know what the endgame would be, exactly. I’d imagine that after some period of time as “Motorola Park at Wrigley Field” or something, someone would come to their senses and be seen as a white knight because they got the company to opt out of the contract or something like that, because the company that buys the naming rights is unlikely to have an easy time of it at first.

    If it’s a Chicago company (as US Cellular is), the effect would be mitigated somewhat, I guess (at least they couldn’t bitch about an evil out-of-town company ruining a landmark).

    But anyone who thinks that the lack of naming rights revenue is what’s kept the Cubs from winning a World Series (or that that’s why the White Sox won in 2005) is an idiot. And so is anyone who thinks that any revenue from selling Wrigley Field’s name would get put back into the team and not into the pockets of whoever winds up owning it.

  • matt mitchell | February 27, 2008 at 1:25 pm |

    that’s a pretzel? am i the only one that thinks it looks like a dog turd?

  • KT | February 27, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”230989″]As for naming rights to Wrigley, it is wrong and Sam Zell should be run out of Chicago for it.[/quote]

    If he wasn’t so goddamn rich, someone might be able to do that.

    He is, however, a complete douchebag and, as he’s only 66 years old, I don’t think he’ll pass away before his Evil Plans come to fruition.

    That said, I really just believe the Sam Zell Era is going to end up a footnote in Cubs history. He’ll strut and fret his hour upon the stage, but will ultimately be full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

  • James Craven | February 27, 2008 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”230957″]“About those Oregon State baseball unis: do anyone know if they will be keeping the off white/tan uniform with the classic typography of “Beavers” across the chest? I HOPE so. the new uni isn’t that great but definitely an improvement than the gray with white OSU last year.”[/quote]

    Those were made by Wilson a couple years ago, when they became a dynasty. The Beavers wear Nike now. They could have them, but right now I’m not so sure.

    As for this…

    That was the jersey I told you about in the Sunday comments that sent one member – a certain Mr. Joe Johnson – to the land of banishment about the gal from Russell Athletic Paul interviewed which were deleted. This might be a time when Russell Athletic’s contract runs out that Nike could step back in. I guess as far as Russell Athletic and Arena Football, because they only have two styles of numbers available for AFL teams. RUSSELL ATHLETIC JUST DOESN’T GET IT!(TM).

  • todd krevanchi | February 27, 2008 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”230980″][quote comment=”230956″]Heard a rumor that the owners of Wrigley Field are listening to offers for corporate naming rights. Anyone else think that’s sacrilegious? I kinda put that stadium in with places like Fenway or Camden. Don’t think it should be named anything but Wrigley. Anyone else hear that rumor?[/quote]

    Yes, and it is very likely to happen. Remember, though, “Wrigley” itself was and still is a corporate name.[/quote]

    i dont know the history behind the cubs ownership, however it must be noted. if william wrigley bought the cubs with money earned by william wrigley, then “wrigley” in regards to the location where the cubs play, is not a corporate name, but the surname of the owner.

    if the cubs were purchased by the william wrigley jr. company, then “wrigley” in regards to the location where the cubs play, is most probably done in reference to the company and therefore a corporate name.

    id say it has to come down to how the cubs were owned.

  • rich | February 27, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    I don’t think gum is sacriligeous (sp?)

    Appropos of nothing, I generally appreciate brown uniforms.

  • LI Phil | February 27, 2008 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”231003″]id say it has to come down to how the cubs were owned.[/quote]

    i’d say pretty well

  • Philly Bill | February 27, 2008 at 1:52 pm |

    I’m a bit disappointed to find out that Brad Richards will be wearing an outlandish, look-at-me uniform number with the Stars. Doesn’t really fit in with my notion of him as a high-character, lunch-pail type. Oh well.

    [quote comment=”231004″]I don’t think gum is sacriligeous (sp?)

    I think gum is sacrilicious.[/quote]

  • Philly Bill | February 27, 2008 at 1:52 pm |

    I’m a bit disappointed to find out that Brad Richards will be wearing an outlandish, look-at-me uniform number with the Stars. Doesn’t really fit in with my notion of him as a high-character, lunch-pail type. Oh well.

    [quote comment=”231004″]I don’t think gum is sacriligeous (sp?)[/quote]

    I think gum is sacrilicious.

  • James Craven | February 27, 2008 at 1:53 pm |

    For those with the need to answer to when the Wrigley Family owned the team:

    http://chicago.cubs....

  • KT | February 27, 2008 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”231003″]i dont know the history behind the cubs ownership, however it must be noted. if william wrigley bought the cubs with money earned by william wrigley, then “wrigley” in regards to the location where the cubs play, is not a corporate name, but the surname of the owner.

    if the cubs were purchased by the william wrigley jr. company, then “wrigley” in regards to the location where the cubs play, is most probably done in reference to the company and therefore a corporate name.

    id say it has to come down to how the cubs were owned.[/quote]

    Wrigley, who made his personal fortune through chewing gum, bought the Cubs around 1918. The facility didn’t bear the Wrigley name until 1926. As it happens, his company bore the family name (as it does to this day), so to say you can make a distinction as to whether the family name or the corporate name is on the building is like arguing about whether Harry S Truman’s middle initial stood for Solomon or Shipp on Tuesday.

    There’s no getting around the fact that the name has 82 years of history now, whether it was originally intended to honor his family or promote the business (it would have been really forward-thinking for them to have done it for the latter reason – I can’t think of anyone else who did it up until Augie Busch, and you can make the same case), whether you liked William Wrigley, Jr. or whether you thought he was a jerk, it’s the history and the fact that the ballpark itself transcends the team that makes it more likely the repercussions from such a move would be louder than they were for Comiskey or for most any other stadium you could name.

    That said, most people who bitch about progress do so for a while and then move on. It’s rare that we keep things the way they are. Economic reality takes over at some point.

  • MPowers1634 | February 27, 2008 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”230999″]that’s a pretzel? am i the only one that thinks it looks like a dog turd?[/quote]

    No, unfortunately not!

  • KT | February 27, 2008 at 1:56 pm |

    Sorry, 1920.

  • Duckstyle | February 27, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    I think some at the William Wrigley Jr. Company needs to cash in on this thing immediately. Why not buy the naming rights and leave it Wrigley? Lords knows that would be an awesome PR move for the company. Buying the naming rights so they stay the same, brilliant!

  • MPowers1634 | February 27, 2008 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”230974″]The Mets scrimmaged the University of Michigan yesterday, and even though I hate Michigan, I love that catcher’s helmet.[/quote]

    The fact that it”s a catcher’s helmet and not a batting helmet used by the catcher is interesting considering the orientation of the formation of the wing!

  • Scott N. | February 27, 2008 at 2:02 pm |

    Like the Rattlers’ jersey design. But points off (several of them) for the Gerogia Tech number font. Now two teams in the AFL have them as their primary numbers and Dallas has them on their alternates.

    When the Rush won the championship a few seasons ago, they had a great design. Then Russell came along and made them generic. And that’s too bad because I like Russell designs but they don’t seem to give much thought into designing the uniforms of the AFL, especially when it came to ditching good, original ideas for generic block fonts and stock fonts already used by other teams for many seasons. Nothing against good old varsity block, just that when a team had something unique and good, going back to block looks blah, especially when the other design elements remain mostly unchanged (The Soul, specifically).

  • Duckstyle | February 27, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    I actually wasn’t doing a lame Guinness commercial rip-off, I swear. It was purely coincidental and I apologize for sounding stupid.

  • jesse | February 27, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”231003″][quote comment=”230980″][quote comment=”230956″]Heard a rumor that the owners of Wrigley Field are listening to offers for corporate naming rights. Anyone else think that’s sacrilegious? I kinda put that stadium in with places like Fenway or Camden. Don’t think it should be named anything but Wrigley. Anyone else hear that rumor?[/quote]

    Yes, and it is very likely to happen. Remember, though, “Wrigley” itself was and still is a corporate name.[/quote]

    i dont know the history behind the cubs ownership, however it must be noted. if william wrigley bought the cubs with money earned by william wrigley, then “wrigley” in regards to the location where the cubs play, is not a corporate name, but the surname of the owner.

    if the cubs were purchased by the william wrigley jr. company, then “wrigley” in regards to the location where the cubs play, is most probably done in reference to the company and therefore a corporate name.

    id say it has to come down to how the cubs were owned.[/quote]

    Would you feel better if Mark Cuban bought the team and re-named it Cuban Field? I see your point, but it seems like a distinction without a difference. It’s a rich guy versus a rich company.

  • chance | February 27, 2008 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”231014″]I think some at the William Wrigley Jr. Company needs to cash in on this thing immediately. Why not buy the naming rights and leave it Wrigley? Lords knows that would be an awesome PR move for the company. Buying the naming rights so they stay the same, brilliant![/quote]

    Brilliant, indeed.

    Anybody here own Wrigley stock? We have to make this happen.

  • KT | February 27, 2008 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”231014″]I think some at the William Wrigley Jr. Company needs to cash in on this thing immediately. Why not buy the naming rights and leave it Wrigley? Lords knows that would be an awesome PR move for the company. Buying the naming rights so they stay the same, brilliant![/quote]

    That would be cool. They’ve gotten 82 years worth of advertising out of the deal already (the last 27 of it without even owning the team). They only sold the team for $20.5 million back then and it’s worth about a kabillion now, so I wonder how they feel about that.

    That said, while it’s a great idea and has perfect symmetrical attributes that I adore, you couldn’t blame Wrigley if they said “Well, yeah, but it isn’t like this is a completely free market here. I mean, you know and I know that the people of Chicago want you and I to make this deal, but it’s more in your best interests than it is in mine, so you’re not in a position where you can demand a huge fee for this from me.”

    The old saying is that to get full price for something, you have to have two bidders. If it’s Motorola and Wrigley, you gotta think under normal circumstances there’s going to have to be one hell of a discount for the Wrigley people, because they know that you know that you almost have to make that deal. It changes the dynamic.

    But if it’s Zell, maybe that’s not the case. I really don’t think he gives a rat’s ass. He’ll take the highest bidder, and if that’s from Pink Taco, guess what? You’re playing in Pink Taco Park.

  • thrashboy | February 27, 2008 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”231007″]I’m a bit disappointed to find out that Brad Richards will be wearing an outlandish, look-at-me uniform number with the Stars. Doesn’t really fit in with my notion of him as a high-character, lunch-pail type. Oh well.[/quote]

    I don’t think that “look-at-me” was the intent. He wore 19 in Tampa, but that is retired in the Stars franchise for Bill Masterton. I think he just flipped the numbers.

  • lwiedy | February 27, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”231020″][quote comment=”231014″]I think some at the William Wrigley Jr. Company needs to cash in on this thing immediately. Why not buy the naming rights and leave it Wrigley? Lords knows that would be an awesome PR move for the company. Buying the naming rights so they stay the same, brilliant![/quote]

    Brilliant, indeed.

    Anybody here own Wrigley stock? We have to make this happen.[/quote]

    Brilliant? You would be paying for something that already exists. For free, they will be constantly referenced as the “ballpark formerly known as…” Besides, corporate naming opportunities make sense for entities that are looking for increased market exposure. I don’t think Wrigley gum needs that.

  • Duckstyle | February 27, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”231023″][quote comment=”231014″]I think some at the William Wrigley Jr. Company needs to cash in on this thing immediately. Why not buy the naming rights and leave it Wrigley? Lords knows that would be an awesome PR move for the company. Buying the naming rights so they stay the same, brilliant![/quote]

    That would be cool. They’ve gotten 82 years worth of advertising out of the deal already (the last 27 of it without even owning the team). They only sold the team for $20.5 million back then and it’s worth about a kabillion now, so I wonder how they feel about that.

    That said, while it’s a great idea and has perfect symmetrical attributes that I adore, you couldn’t blame Wrigley if they said “Well, yeah, but it isn’t like this is a completely free market here. I mean, you know and I know that the people of Chicago want you and I to make this deal, but it’s more in your best interests than it is in mine, so you’re not in a position where you can demand a huge fee for this from me.”

    The old saying is that to get full price for something, you have to have two bidders. If it’s Motorola and Wrigley, you gotta think under normal circumstances there’s going to have to be one hell of a discount for the Wrigley people, because they know that you know that you almost have to make that deal. It changes the dynamic.

    But if it’s Zell, maybe that’s not the case. I really don’t think he gives a rat’s ass. He’ll take the highest bidder, and if that’s from Pink Taco, guess what? You’re playing in Pink Taco Park.[/quote]

    I’ve changed my mind. Pink Taco Park it is, or maybe Victoria’s Secret Field.

  • GoTerriers | February 27, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”230994″]A mouth guard that “safely reproduces some of the effects of steroids and the human growth hormone” is now on the market, and Rutgers will be wearing them next season.

    http://media.www.dai...

    (from cnnsi.com)[/quote]
    Why does this sound like an early April Fools joke to me? Check out the quote from Seattle Seahawks placekicker, Josh Brown.
    “It really did help me this season,” Brown said in a press release. “I had five or six tackles which is incredible for a kicker.”

    Sounds totally bogus, but probably isn’t.

  • KT | February 27, 2008 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”231026″][quote comment=”231020″][quote comment=”231014″]I think some at the William Wrigley Jr. Company needs to cash in on this thing immediately. Why not buy the naming rights and leave it Wrigley? Lords knows that would be an awesome PR move for the company. Buying the naming rights so they stay the same, brilliant![/quote]

    Brilliant, indeed.

    Anybody here own Wrigley stock? We have to make this happen.[/quote]

    Brilliant? You would be paying for something that already exists. For free, they will be constantly referenced as the “ballpark formerly known as…” Besides, corporate naming opportunities make sense for entities that are looking for increased market exposure. I don’t think Wrigley gum needs that.[/quote]

    Needs it? No. You’re right. I think that’s another factor that helps them and kind of hurts someone trying to get them to pony up.

    But they might do it for civic pride and goodwill, as a magnanimous gesture. I’m as cynical as they come, and don’t know anything about the Wrigley company, but that’s a thought, that they might do that even though it makes very little business sense for them to do so. Maybe not. Maybe the romance of the ballpark on a summer day just makes me think that somewhere there’s someone who might do something for a reason other than the almighty dollar. I’m sure I’ll be proven wrong.

  • Minna H. | February 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”230955″][quote comment=”230950″][quote comment=”230923″]Can anyone help me by posting some soccer teams who wear pink. My intermural team FC Keep it Real United is going with the pink this year and I need to dress accordingly.[/quote]

    (hide your eyes Minna, PINK warning)

    Tough to find clubs that use pink as primary colour, but here is one Palermo from Serie A.

    Juve also about 10 yrs ago and everton had one for a breast cancer awareness day.

    There might be a few more out there I am sure[/quote]

    oops, didn’t see that coming….

    try this or this[/quote]

    Thanks for the pink warnings, everyone.

    John T., I actually like the second “this” link, god help me. The pink is very innocuous; it has black to balance it out; and it’s relatively-simple.

  • LI Phil | February 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  • steve | February 27, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    Some people amaze me. Trying to make money off somebody’s death, only hours after finding out about it:

    http://184977.spread

    ahhh capitalism, its a shame they beat me to it!

  • Minna H. | February 27, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    Um, that should be relatively simple with no hyphen.

    Also, I have never liked the name Wrigley Field, so I am amenable to a change if it’s named after a beloved player or somebody like that.

  • LI Phil | February 27, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”231034″] I have never liked the name Wrigley Field, so I am amenable to a change if it’s named after a beloved player or somebody like that.[/quote]

    POST OF THE DAY

  • steve | February 27, 2008 at 2:28 pm |

    Um, that should be relatively simple with no hyphen.

    Also, I have never liked the name Wrigley Field, so I am amenable to a change if it’s named after a beloved player or somebody like that.

    Wrigley-Sosa Field???

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 27, 2008 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”230861″]Paul,

    Here in East Tennessee, at the tssaa high school girls tourney, there was one team with the “racer” back design, but the only picture i could find was not from the actual tournament.


    Heres The Picture, Enjoy It.

    jamie[/quote]

    Anybody else notice the unfortunate “fake bake” pattern on the blonde? Check the underarm area – not sure you get that from shaving

  • KT | February 27, 2008 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”231034″]Um, that should be relatively simple with no hyphen.

    Also, I have never liked the name Wrigley Field, so I am amenable to a change if it’s named after a beloved player or somebody like that.[/quote]

    I’m sure they’ll take your input into account. :)

    I can’t think of a major stadium off the top of my head that’s been named for a person recently, can you?

    As for “beloved players,” there are a few in Cubdom that would spring to mind: Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo, Ryne Sandberg (all of whom have had their numbers retired, but Ryno is too young for that honor) and Fergie Jenkins (who has not had his number retired).

    But as I said, I don’t see that happening.

  • LI Phil | February 27, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    whatever they name it, they should probably remove this seat

    (if they haven’t already)

  • RWV | February 27, 2008 at 2:46 pm |

    myron shirts have been removed, a better more classy design is in the works, Myron deserves something better and maybe a few days of remembrance first. check out my other shirts http://184977.spread...

  • David | February 27, 2008 at 2:46 pm |

    i thought it was “peeing” and not “to pee with”…any confirmation on that? i just hope we don’t mess up this classic line from Spies Like Us.

  • LI Phil | February 27, 2008 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”231044″]i thought it was “peeing” and not “to pee with”…any confirmation on that? i just hope we don’t mess up this classic line from Spies Like Us.[/quote]

    to pee with

  • +JohnnyBoy- | February 27, 2008 at 2:55 pm |

    My only issue with renaming Wrigley is the slippry slope. First it’s the name, then there’s a Jumbotron, then between inning hot dog races, fireworks, and kiddie activities. If I wanted to go to an amusement park, I’d go to an amusement park. I’m there to watch the damn baseball game.

  • John T | February 27, 2008 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”231031″][quote comment=”230955″][quote comment=”230950″][quote comment=”230923″]Can anyone help me by posting some soccer teams who wear pink. My intermural team FC Keep it Real United is going with the pink this year and I need to dress accordingly.[/quote]

    (hide your eyes Minna, PINK warning)

    Tough to find clubs that use pink as primary colour, but here is one Palermo from Serie A.

    Juve also about 10 yrs ago and everton had one for a breast cancer awareness day.

    There might be a few more out there I am sure[/quote]

    oops, didn’t see that coming….

    try this or this[/quote]

    Thanks for the pink warnings, everyone.

    John T., I actually like the second “this” link, god help me. The pink is very innocuous; it has black to balance it out; and it’s relatively-simple.[/quote]

    I was very surprised by that one also, if you need to have pink on your shirt, this was a good way to go. Also, no real shirt sponsor for a Serie A club is rare and welcomed.

  • chance | February 27, 2008 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”231026″][quote comment=”231020″][quote comment=”231014″]I think some at the William Wrigley Jr. Company needs to cash in on this thing immediately. Why not buy the naming rights and leave it Wrigley? Lords knows that would be an awesome PR move for the company. Buying the naming rights so they stay the same, brilliant![/quote]

    Brilliant, indeed.

    Anybody here own Wrigley stock? We have to make this happen.[/quote]

    Brilliant? You would be paying for something that already exists. For free, they will be constantly referenced as the “ballpark formerly known as…” Besides, corporate naming opportunities make sense for entities that are looking for increased market exposure. I don’t think Wrigley gum needs that.[/quote]

    You don’t think Wrigley needs to advertise?

    You don’t think the company wants the good will of baseball fans in Chicago and around the country, not to mention all the press that will come from it?

  • David | February 27, 2008 at 2:59 pm |

    good lookin’ out, Lil Phil

  • Ian K | February 27, 2008 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”231046″]My only issue with renaming Wrigley is the slippry slope. First it’s the name, then there’s a Jumbotron, then between inning hot dog races, fireworks, and kiddie activities. If I wanted to go to an amusement park, I’d go to an amusement park. I’m there to watch the damn baseball game.[/quote]

    Good point. The history at parks like Wrigley mean no between inning gimmicks. The stadium closest to me is the Ballpark in Arlington. I have to deal with dot races, kiss cams, kids hitting wiffleballs…ugh. I saw a game at Fenway last summer for the first time. What do they show on the Jumbotron between innings? Highlights from last night’s game of course.

  • DenverGregg | February 27, 2008 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”231037″][quote comment=”230861″]Paul,

    Here in East Tennessee, at the tssaa high school girls tourney, there was one team with the “racer” back design, but the only picture i could find was not from the actual tournament.


    Heres The Picture, Enjoy It.

    jamie[/quote]

    Anybody else notice the unfortunate “fake bake” pattern on the blonde? Check the underarm area – not sure you get that from shaving[/quote]
    That looks like a very personal foul.

  • Joe Drennan | February 27, 2008 at 3:15 pm |

    MinnaH What’s happening today? First you say the natural color would look better than black for figure skaters, now you’re saying something with pink looks OK. You need to travel south to Rochester right now and check into the Mayo Clinic.

  • lwiedy | February 27, 2008 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”231048″][quote comment=”231026″][quote comment=”231020″][quote comment=”231014″]I think some at the William Wrigley Jr. Company needs to cash in on this thing immediately. Why not buy the naming rights and leave it Wrigley? Lords knows that would be an awesome PR move for the company. Buying the naming rights so they stay the same, brilliant![/quote]

    Brilliant, indeed.

    Anybody here own Wrigley stock? We have to make this happen.[/quote]

    Brilliant? You would be paying for something that already exists. For free, they will be constantly referenced as the “ballpark formerly known as…” Besides, corporate naming opportunities make sense for entities that are looking for increased market exposure. I don’t think Wrigley gum needs that.[/quote]

    You don’t think Wrigley needs to advertise?

    You don’t think the company wants the good will of baseball fans in Chicago and around the country, not to mention all the press that will come from it?[/quote]

    You don’t pay for the same ground twice. They would want to name a stadium at the Beijing Olympic, someplace where their product is perhaps not already known. Stop thinking like a fan that wants the keeps something that is important to you. Do you think the board at Wrigley’s is interested in spending millions preserving history or selling gum worldwide?

  • LI Phil | February 27, 2008 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”231049″]good lookin’ out, Lil Phil[/quote]

    forbesy,

    yeah…that’s um…LI Phil (as in Long Island)

    thanks, tho

  • Robert | February 27, 2008 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”231051″][quote comment=”231046″]My only issue with renaming Wrigley is the slippry slope. First it’s the name, then there’s a Jumbotron, then between inning hot dog races, fireworks, and kiddie activities. If I wanted to go to an amusement park, I’d go to an amusement park. I’m there to watch the damn baseball game.[/quote]

    Good point. The history at parks like Wrigley mean no between inning gimmicks. The stadium closest to me is the Ballpark in Arlington. I have to deal with dot races, kiss cams, kids hitting wiffleballs…ugh. I saw a game at Fenway last summer for the first time. What do they show on the Jumbotron between innings? Highlights from last night’s game of course.[/quote]

    As a fellow Ballpark in Arlington victim, I agree with Ian. Oh, and do not forget the annoyance of a loud thirty-year old pop song, with accompanying video of those who are dancing, who are typically unaccompanied brats, semi-lucid old guys, slutty girls or drunken frat boys.

  • Mark K | February 27, 2008 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”230875″]Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died.

    Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g...

    That was quick- in his honor the Steelers have announced they’re making one helmet decal entirely black for the upcoming season.

  • KT | February 27, 2008 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”231059″][quote comment=”230875″]Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died.

    Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g...

    That was quick- in his honor the Steelers have announced they’re making one helmet decal entirely black for the upcoming season.[/quote]

    What? The Steelers only have one helmet decal.

  • KT | February 27, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”231046″]My only issue with renaming Wrigley is the slippry slope. First it’s the name, then there’s a Jumbotron, then between inning hot dog races, fireworks, and kiddie activities. If I wanted to go to an amusement park, I’d go to an amusement park. I’m there to watch the damn baseball game.[/quote]

    Don’t worry. They’d never sell naming rights to the bleachers, or put advertising on the outfield walls, so you’re worrying unnecessarily.

    Point being: the stuff you worry about is already happening. I’m not saying just sit back and enjoy it, but it’s reality.

    And I can’t for the life of me imagine how you haven’t figured out that if you’re there to watch the (baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, whatever) game, you’re definitely in the minority in America anymore.

    Right or wrong, the tide turned a while back. It’s sportainment now. All the things purists bitch about (dot races, what have you) are also the things that generate the most fan response, so there ain’t no way they’re going away anytime soon. You and I can bitch about it until we’re blue in the face (though, I gotta admit, I love the sausage race in Milwaukee), but we ain’t going back to 1966.

  • Leah | February 27, 2008 at 3:58 pm |

    Brian Campbell for Steve Bernier…
    looks like they pretty much just swapped their jerseys. Soupy looks funny with red hair in a sharks jersey.

  • todd krevanchi | February 27, 2008 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”231059″][quote comment=”230875″]Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died.

    Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g...

    That was quick- in his honor the Steelers have announced they’re making one helmet decal entirely black for the upcoming season.[/quote]

    i’ll bet they wear it on the left side of the helmet!

  • Chris Doran | February 27, 2008 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”231025″][quote comment=”231007″]I’m a bit disappointed to find out that Brad Richards will be wearing an outlandish, look-at-me uniform number with the Stars. Doesn’t really fit in with my notion of him as a high-character, lunch-pail type. Oh well.[/quote]

    I don’t think that “look-at-me” was the intent. He wore 19 in Tampa, but that is retired in the Stars franchise for Bill Masterton. I think he just flipped the numbers.[/quote]
    Indeed he did. hockey has a long standing tradiontion of number flipping. especially at All-Star Games.

  • KT | February 27, 2008 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”231006″]I’m a bit disappointed to find out that Brad Richards will be wearing an outlandish, look-at-me uniform number with the Stars. Doesn’t really fit in with my notion of him as a high-character, lunch-pail type. Oh well.[/quote]

    Damn that Ray Borque for that grandstanding play of taking #77 when the Bruins retired Espo’s #7. Damn Espo for that outlandish, look-at-me ploy of taking #77 himself when he got traded to New York because Rod Gilbert had #7. That Butch Goring, what a jackass he was for taking #91 just because that no-talent Bryan Trottier already had #19. How dare he?

    As mentioned, Richards couldn’t wear #19 in Minnesota. I’d rather have him take #91 than pull a Jerry Rice and ask that they un-retire a number for him. That would go against my notion of a high-character, lunch-pail type (though you can’t impunge Rice’s work ethic).

    Richards’ career and work on the ice say a hell of a lot more about the type of player and person he is than taking #91 does, IMHO.

  • Rick | February 27, 2008 at 4:18 pm |

    On the White Sox spring training game radio call Ed Farmer (one who always notes the position of sunglasses on a players cap) said that the first and third base coaches are required to wear helmets this year. What’s up?

  • KT | February 27, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”231071″]On the White Sox spring training game radio call Ed Farmer (one who always notes the position of sunglasses on a players cap) said that the first and third base coaches are required to wear helmets this year. What’s up?[/quote]

    Outbreak of head lice.

  • Teebz | February 27, 2008 at 4:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”230984″][quote comment=”230947″][quote comment=”230905″]
    Meanwhile the NHL Ice Girls thing on SI.com features the Carolina Hurricanes’ “Strom Squad,” named, of course, after former NFL backup quarterback Rick Strom.[/quote]

    I’m going to assume this is a joke, and that you’re not dyslexic. If you are, I apologize.

    They’re the “Storm Squad”. Hurricanes, storm… makes sense, right?[/quote]

    Jesus, tough room.

    No, SI noticed the typo and changed it between the time I saw it and you clicked on the link. They had “Strom Squad” on the photos of Carolina’s ice girls. I know a Hurricane is a storm, genius.

    BTW, a buddy of mine took the photos of the Storm/Strom girls.[/quote]

    Ahhh… now it makes sense. I didn’t know where you got “Strom” from. Again, my apologies, KT. :o)

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 27, 2008 at 4:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”231072″][quote comment=”231071″]On the White Sox spring training game radio call Ed Farmer (one who always notes the position of sunglasses on a players cap) said that the first and third base coaches are required to wear helmets this year. What’s up?[/quote]

    Outbreak of head lice.[/quote]

    Very severe outbreak. By the way, were there green dots on the helmets?

    Seriously, that was discussed a while back. Due to the death of a base coach for the Tulsa Drillers last year, all base coaches are now required to wear batting helmets.

  • Mets Fan AZ | February 27, 2008 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”231072″][quote comment=”231071″]On the White Sox spring training game radio call Ed Farmer (one who always notes the position of sunglasses on a players cap) said that the first and third base coaches are required to wear helmets this year. What’s up?[/quote]

    Outbreak of head lice.[/quote]
    do they have a green dot?

  • +JohnnyBoy- | February 27, 2008 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”231063″][quote comment=”231046″]My only issue with renaming Wrigley is the slippry slope. First it’s the name, then there’s a Jumbotron, then between inning hot dog races, fireworks, and kiddie activities. If I wanted to go to an amusement park, I’d go to an amusement park. I’m there to watch the damn baseball game.[/quote]

    Don’t worry. They’d never sell naming rights to the bleachers, or put advertising on the outfield walls, so you’re worrying unnecessarily.

    Point being: the stuff you worry about is already happening. I’m not saying just sit back and enjoy it, but it’s reality.

    And I can’t for the life of me imagine how you haven’t figured out that if you’re there to watch the (baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, whatever) game, you’re definitely in the minority in America anymore.

    Right or wrong, the tide turned a while back. It’s sportainment now. All the things purists bitch about (dot races, what have you) are also the things that generate the most fan response, so there ain’t no way they’re going away anytime soon. You and I can bitch about it until we’re blue in the face (though, I gotta admit, I love the sausage race in Milwaukee), but we ain’t going back to 1966.[/quote]

    I’m hoping for 1986. (1966 puts you back 15 years before I was born.) I do understand the progress of “sportainment” and the loss of attention span of the current consumer. It just makes me sad that one of the last places to go watch a baseball game risks the fate of so many before it.

  • MPowers1634 | February 27, 2008 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”231015″][quote comment=”230974″]The Mets scrimmaged the University of Michigan yesterday, and even though I hate Michigan, I love that catcher’s helmet.[/quote]

    The fact that it”s a catcher’s helmet and not a batting helmet used by the catcher is interesting considering the orientation of the formation of the wing![/quote]

    Wouldn’t the Coolflo or that hideous design by Wilson be perfect for the Michigan baseball team?

    Plus, check out this Winged hockey style catcher’s helmet.

    By the way, check out this page. Schutt is now making DNA batting helmets!

  • Adam | February 27, 2008 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”231071″]On the White Sox spring training game radio call Ed Farmer (one who always notes the position of sunglasses on a players cap) said that the first and third base coaches are required to wear helmets this year. What’s up?[/quote]

    In general, probably not the best idea to believe Ed Farmer – he tends to me kinda out there (and this is coming from a White Sox fan).

    However, in this case he’s correct, they made that rule after a coach was hit with a ball last year and died. It’s been discussed here before. Some people here think it’s a good idea, some a bad idea, but we really don’t need to rehash all that again, right?

  • LI Phil | February 27, 2008 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”231072″][quote comment=”231071″]On the White Sox spring training game radio call Ed Farmer (one who always notes the position of sunglasses on a players cap) said that the first and third base coaches are required to wear helmets this year. What’s up?[/quote]

    Outbreak of head lice.[/quote]

    anyone have a picture?

  • Adam | February 27, 2008 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”231046″]My only issue with renaming Wrigley is the slippry slope. First it’s the name, then there’s a Jumbotron, then between inning hot dog races, fireworks, and kiddie activities. If I wanted to go to an amusement park, I’d go to an amusement park. I’m there to watch the damn baseball game.[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure you’re one of the few, then – most people who go to Wrigley are there to be seen or just to say they went to Wrigley, not to watch baseball.

  • MPowers1634 | February 27, 2008 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”231078″][quote comment=”231015″][quote comment=”230974″]The Mets scrimmaged the University of Michigan yesterday, and even though I hate Michigan, I love that catcher’s helmet.[/quote]

    The fact that it”s a catcher’s helmet and not a batting helmet used by the catcher is interesting considering the orientation of the formation of the wing![/quote]

    Wouldn’t the Coolflo or that hideous design by Wilson be perfect for the Michigan baseball team?

    Plus, check out this Winged hockey style catcher’s helmet.

    By the way, check out this page. Schutt is now making DNA batting helmets![/quote]

    Check this out! Michigan doesn’t even use winged batting helmets after all! Blashemous!

    I also think that their caps should use the winged design as well. What do y’all think?

  • Christopher | February 27, 2008 at 4:39 pm |

    Screen cap of the White Sox wearing their NIU caps today:

    http://www.baseballr...

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | February 27, 2008 at 4:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”231080″][quote comment=”231072″][quote comment=”231071″]On the White Sox spring training game radio call Ed Farmer (one who always notes the position of sunglasses on a players cap) said that the first and third base coaches are required to wear helmets this year. What’s up?[/quote]

    Outbreak of head lice.[/quote]

    anyone have a picture?[/quote]

    Here’s a link.

  • LI Phil | February 27, 2008 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”231059″][quote comment=”230875″]Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died.

    Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g...

    That was quick- in his honor the Steelers have announced they’re making one helmet decal entirely black for the upcoming season.[/quote]

    that’s funny

  • Mets/Jets Fan in Chicagoland | February 27, 2008 at 5:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”231091″][quote comment=”231059″][quote comment=”230875″]Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died.

    Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g...

    That was quick- in his honor the Steelers have announced they’re making one helmet decal entirely black for the upcoming season.[/quote]

    that’s funny[/quote]
    Here’s a photo of said decal

  • G-mize | February 27, 2008 at 5:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”230926″][quote comment=”230925″][quote comment=”230914″][quote comment=”230907″]Speaking of Ice Girls, this one has interesting hosiery. That’s one way to…well, I don’t know what it’s one way to do. But it seems to be one way to do it.[/quote]

    That over-the-skate hosiery style has been increasingly popular in figure skating in recent years, and I really hate it. Makes the skate look like a naked clubfoot, and ruins the nice sense of contrast the skate would normally provide.[/quote]

    Yea, I hate it when strippers ice skaters wear those things.[/quote]

    Strikethru didn’t work for “strippers”.[/quote]

    Back to the Ice Girls – check out the ocular grope (and possibly a sly whistle) by the Sharks player in the background. Can we get a handcheck, Mr. Number 16?

  • G-mize | February 27, 2008 at 5:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”231101″][quote comment=”230926″][quote comment=”230925″][quote comment=”230914″][quote comment=”230907″]Speaking of Ice Girls, this one has interesting hosiery. That’s one way to…well, I don’t know what it’s one way to do. But it seems to be one way to do it.[/quote]

    That over-the-skate hosiery style has been increasingly popular in figure skating in recent years, and I really hate it. Makes the skate look like a naked clubfoot, and ruins the nice sense of contrast the skate would normally provide.[/quote]

    Yea, I hate it when strippers ice skaters wear those things.[/quote]

    Strikethru didn’t work for “strippers”.[/quote]

    Back to the Ice Girls – check out the ocular grope (and possibly a sly whistle) by the Sharks player in the background. Can we get a handcheck, Mr. Number 16?[/quote]

    Mr. Number 16 is none other than Shark’s prospect Devin Setoguchi. Ah, the exhuberance of youth.

  • Brendan | February 27, 2008 at 5:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”230905″][quote comment=”230895″]Anyone know if this is just a practice jersey DC United is wearing, or if they’re having a 3 jersey I wasn’t aware of?[/quote]

    Practice, I think. I’m not aware of any thirds in the league this year. But adidas goes nutzo on practice gear and you see it a lot in the preseason.

    This DC third from a decade or so ago was hot, but better with long sleeves.[/quote]

    Definitely a practice. The Quakes and Dynamo wore practice jerseys earlier this month in San Francisco and San Jose. It seems the Quakes are playing in their real jerseys now, though. I guess DCU hasn’t got theirs yet.

  • LI Phil | February 27, 2008 at 5:56 pm |
  • Mike Engle | February 27, 2008 at 6:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”231095″][quote comment=”231091″][quote comment=”231059″][quote comment=”230875″]Former Steelers announcer Myron Cope has died.

    Will the Steelers have a memorial patch (or terrible towel patch??) next year?

    http://sports.espn.g...

    That was quick- in his honor the Steelers have announced they’re making one helmet decal entirely black for the upcoming season.[/quote]

    that’s funny[/quote]
    Here’s a photo of said decal[/quote]
    Furthermore, front helmet numbers will be colored black for the pre-season.

  • Perry | February 27, 2008 at 6:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”231038″][quote comment=”231034″]Um, that should be relatively simple with no hyphen.

    Also, I have never liked the name Wrigley Field, so I am amenable to a change if it’s named after a beloved player or somebody like that.[/quote]

    I’m sure they’ll take your input into account. :)

    I can’t think of a major stadium off the top of my head that’s been named for a person recently, can you?

    /quote]

    Turner Field. Busch Stadium (the new one).

  • DenverGregg | February 27, 2008 at 6:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”231110″][quote comment=”231038″][quote comment=”231034″]Um, that should be relatively simple with no hyphen.

    Also, I have never liked the name Wrigley Field, so I am amenable to a change if it’s named after a beloved player or somebody like that.[/quote]

    I’m sure they’ll take your input into account. :)

    I can’t think of a major stadium off the top of my head that’s been named for a person recently, can you?

    /quote]

    Turner Field. Busch Stadium (the new one).[/quote]
    Paul Brown Stadium, home of the Cincinnati Bengals.

  • James Craven | February 27, 2008 at 6:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”231075″]“Do they have a green dot?”[/quote]
    I’d post a certain picture that LI Phil gave me, but then again, it’d be overkill or our part.

    Mike Coolbaugh was killed last year in a game when a foul ball hit him at or near the head IIRC, hence MLB has decided to make coaches wear helmets, a move started by Rockies’ 1B coach Glenallen “I Found My Thrill On Blueberry” Hill as Mr. Berman called him eons ago.

    By the way, the yellow “C” in “UCLA” stands for 100 NCAA Championships, that green dot is to let the referee know that the quarterback has radio communications, neither Dallas Clark and LT has an American Flag decal on their helmets, and for crying out loud, don’t get me started on anything else today!

  • James Craven | February 27, 2008 at 6:46 pm |

    “Yea, I hate it when strippers ice skaters wear those things.”[/quote]

    “Strikethru didn’t work for ‘strippers’.”[/quote]

    Hmmm, that’s funny, the “s” should be “strike” there. Works for me.

  • Bob H | February 27, 2008 at 7:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”231015″][quote comment=”230974″]The Mets scrimmaged the University of Michigan yesterday, and even though I hate Michigan, I love that catcher’s helmet.[/quote]

    The fact that it”s a catcher’s helmet and not a batting helmet used by the catcher is interesting considering the orientation of the formation of the wing![/quote]
    Well considering that it would be tough to catch with a helmet with the double ear flaps like they wear in college is clue enough I would think.

  • Brendan | February 27, 2008 at 7:15 pm |

    MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA stadiums in use that are named or have been named after a person:

    Wrigley Field (1927)
    Lambeau Field in Green Bay(1957)
    Shea Stadium in New York City (1964)
    Madison Square Garden in New York City (1968)
    Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City (1973)
    Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo (1973)
    Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego (1980-1997, now Qualcomm Stadium)
    Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford (1981-1996, now Izod Center)
    Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis (1982)
    Joe Louis Arena in Detroit (1979)
    Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami (1987-1996, now Dolphin Stadium)
    Bradley Center in Milwaukee (1988)
    Comiskey Park II in Chicago (1992-2003, now US Cellular Field)
    Kiel Center in St. Louis (1994-2000, now Scottrade Center)
    Gund Arena in Cleveland (1994-2005, now Quicken Loans Arena)
    Jacobs Field in Cleveland (1994-2997, now Progressive Field)
    Turner Field in Atlanta (1996)
    Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in DC (1997-1999, now FedExField)
    Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati (2000)
    Busch Stadium in Atlanta (2006)

  • Brendan | February 27, 2008 at 7:15 pm |

    MLB, NFL, NHL, and NBA stadiums in use that are named or have been named after a person:

    Wrigley Field (1927)
    Lambeau Field in Green Bay(1957)
    Shea Stadium in New York City (1964)
    Madison Square Garden in New York City (1968)
    Ewing M. Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City (1973)
    Ralph Wilson Stadium in Buffalo (1973)
    Joe Louis Arena in Detroit (1979)
    Jack Murphy Stadium in San Diego (1980-1997, now Qualcomm Stadium)
    Brendan Byrne Arena in East Rutherford (1981-1996, now Izod Center)
    Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in Minneapolis (1982)
    Joe Robbie Stadium in Miami (1987-1996, now Dolphin Stadium)
    Bradley Center in Milwaukee (1988)
    Comiskey Park II in Chicago (1992-2003, now US Cellular Field)
    Kiel Center in St. Louis (1994-2000, now Scottrade Center)
    Gund Arena in Cleveland (1994-2005, now Quicken Loans Arena)
    Jacobs Field in Cleveland (1994-2997, now Progressive Field)
    Turner Field in Atlanta (1996)
    Jack Kent Cooke Stadium in DC (1997-1999, now FedExField)
    Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati (2000)
    Busch Stadium in Atlanta (2006)

  • alex | February 27, 2008 at 7:18 pm |

    Not much uni-related, but i just wanted to post this pic with the commissioners from the 4 major sports leagues. (plus 2 player reps.)

  • Brendan | February 27, 2008 at 7:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”231136″]Not much uni-related, but i just wanted to post this pic with the commissioners from the 4 major sports leagues. (plus 2 player reps.)[/quote]

    It seems that pinstripes are very popular.

  • Dom | February 27, 2008 at 7:30 pm |
  • subway | February 27, 2008 at 7:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”231070″][quote comment=”231006″]I’m a bit disappointed to find out that Brad Richards will be wearing an outlandish, look-at-me uniform number with the Stars. Doesn’t really fit in with my notion of him as a high-character, lunch-pail type. Oh well.[/quote]

    Damn that Ray Borque for that grandstanding play of taking #77 when the Bruins retired Espo’s #7. Damn Espo for that outlandish, look-at-me ploy of taking #77 himself when he got traded to New York because Rod Gilbert had #7. That Butch Goring, what a jackass he was for taking #91 just because that no-talent Bryan Trottier already had #19. How dare he?

    As mentioned, Richards couldn’t wear #19 in Minnesota. I’d rather have him take #91 than pull a Jerry Rice and ask that they un-retire a number for him. That would go against my notion of a high-character, lunch-pail type (though you can’t impunge Rice’s work ethic).

    Richards’ career and work on the ice say a hell of a lot more about the type of player and person he is than taking #91 does, IMHO.[/quote]

    Not to be a wise guy, but couldn’t Richards take a different number like 11?

  • todd krevanchi | February 27, 2008 at 8:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”231077″]
    And I can’t for the life of me imagine how you haven’t figured out that if you’re there to watch the (baseball, football, basketball, hockey, soccer, whatever) game, you’re definitely in the minority in America anymore.
    [/quote]

    amen. outstanding point.
    the wave. i fucking hate the wave. it obstructs my view of the game when there are hundreds of people in front of me constantly standing up.

    the kids. everything now seems to be done for the kids. ESPECIALLY down on the farm. i was at aa reading last season, and i think they had like 4 different mascots! 4! the games they play in between innings, the roving guy with the mic interviewing people in the stands. its friggin ridiculous.
    now, im not one to say, exclude the kids from pro baseball, but their little league games are set up more to my liking than an mlb game is. no wave, no promotions, just baseball. its like now, when you go to see an mlb game, you have to go to the carnival to do so.

  • todd krevanchi | February 27, 2008 at 8:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”231084″]

    Check this out! Michigan doesn’t even use winged batting helmets after all! Blashemous!

    [/quote]

    is it blasphemous?
    the winged helmet is a football thing, right?
    ok, its been adopted by a few of the other sports, but at the end of the day, that is a football thing.

    baseball never used the winged pattern in the past so its never been part of baseball tradition in ann arbor. id assume that the only reason that the winged pattern spread to other sports (i guess first in hockey) is because a player thought, “hey it looks cool in football, i’m gonna paint my helmet like that.”

    christ, its even made its way to the hardwood last year when brent petway cut his like it for senior day.
    http://sportsillustr...

  • MPowers1634 | February 27, 2008 at 8:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”231120″][quote comment=”231015″][quote comment=”230974″]The Mets scrimmaged the University of Michigan yesterday, and even though I hate Michigan, I love that catcher’s helmet.[/quote]

    The fact that it”s a catcher’s helmet and not a batting helmet used by the catcher is interesting considering the orientation of the formation of the wing![/quote]
    Well considering that it would be tough to catch with a helmet with the double ear flaps like they wear in college is clue enough I would think.[/quote]

    I was aware of that, I was just pointing out the reversing of the begiining of the wing. I;m sure they have old school flapless helmets somewhere similar to what Andy Van Slyke was wearing.

  • lwiedy | February 27, 2008 at 8:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”231136″]Not much uni-related, but i just wanted to post this pic with the commissioners from the 4 major sports leagues. (plus 2 player reps.)[/quote]

    Where is Robert Shaw (Mr. Blue in Taking of the Pelham One-Two-Three) when we need him?:

    Mr. Blue: “Now, then, ladies and gentlemen, do you see this gun? It fires 750 rounds of 9-millimeter ammunition per minute. In other words, if all of you simultaneously were to rush me, not a single one of you would get any closer than you are right now. I do hope I’ve made myself understood.“

  • MPowers1634 | February 27, 2008 at 8:40 pm |

    Eastbay is quick…they already have the K-State and G-Town SOD stuff
    up: http://www.eastbay.c...

  • lwiedy | February 27, 2008 at 8:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”231149″][quote comment=”231070″][quote comment=”231006″]I’m a bit disappointed to find out that Brad Richards will be wearing an outlandish, look-at-me uniform number with the Stars. Doesn’t really fit in with my notion of him as a high-character, lunch-pail type. Oh well.[/quote]

    Damn that Ray Borque for that grandstanding play of taking #77 when the Bruins retired Espo’s #7. Damn Espo for that outlandish, look-at-me ploy of taking #77 himself when he got traded to New York because Rod Gilbert had #7. That Butch Goring, what a jackass he was for taking #91 just because that no-talent Bryan Trottier already had #19. How dare he?

    As mentioned, Richards couldn’t wear #19 in Minnesota. I’d rather have him take #91 than pull a Jerry Rice and ask that they un-retire a number for him. That would go against my notion of a high-character, lunch-pail type (though you can’t impunge Rice’s work ethic).

    Richards’ career and work on the ice say a hell of a lot more about the type of player and person he is than taking #91 does, IMHO.[/quote]

    Not to be a wise guy, but couldn’t Richards take a different number like 11?[/quote]

    No, no one thinks you are being a wise guy, just a nit-wit.

  • James Craven | February 27, 2008 at 9:11 pm |

    Anyone watching the Western Kentucky-Florida International game on FCS Atlantic?

    The floor at FIU is soooooooooooo elementary school.

  • Miguel | February 27, 2008 at 9:20 pm |

    Oregon’s uniform on Sunday?

  • Minna H. | February 27, 2008 at 9:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”231054″]MinnaH What’s happening today? First you say the natural color would look better than black for figure skaters, now you’re saying something with pink looks OK. You need to travel south to Rochester right now and check into the Mayo Clinic.[/quote]

    Joe D., I don’t know. Must be something in the air. I must clarify, however, that I was talking about the different styles of figure skating hosiery when I reluctantly chose taupe and tucked in over black and stretched over the black.

    As for Wrigley, I have given up on anything resembling sanity or good taste when it comes to stadiums. It’s a lost cause.

  • Dennis Abrams | February 27, 2008 at 9:57 pm |

    I guarantee that Stanislaus out-dresses all of its opponents.

  • James Craven | February 27, 2008 at 10:07 pm |

    And the name of the team formerly known as the Toldedo Storm is…

    The Toledo Walleye.

    New colors and logo here

    And trust me, it’s a lot better than the old Storm logo, designed by an six-year-old.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | February 27, 2008 at 11:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”231166″]Oregon’s uniform on Sunday?[/quote]

    Oh-GOD-NO! I’ve supported the bold statements made by Oregon’s uniforms…until now. It has gone too far now…waaaaaaaay to far.

  • Mike Engle | February 27, 2008 at 11:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”231191″][quote comment=”231166″]Oregon’s uniform on Sunday?[/quote]

    Oh-GOD-NO! I’ve supported the bold statements made by Oregon’s uniforms…until now. It has gone too far now…waaaaaaaay to far.[/quote]
    Whatever. Spencer loves them.

  • Chris | February 27, 2008 at 11:28 pm |

    A nice pic of new Lightning goalie Mike Smith still wearing his Dallas Stars mask tonight.

  • LI Phil | February 27, 2008 at 11:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”231192″][quote comment=”231191″][quote comment=”231166″]Oregon’s uniform on Sunday?[/quote]

    Oh-GOD-NO! I’ve supported the bold statements made by Oregon’s uniforms…until now. It has gone too far now…waaaaaaaay to far.[/quote]
    Whatever. Spencer loves them.[/quote]

    and we love spencer

  • =bg= | February 27, 2008 at 11:41 pm |

    Nice logo creep here, and BTW..

    http://news.yahoo.co...

    ..that’s gonna leave a mark.

  • LI Phil | February 27, 2008 at 11:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”231196″]Nice logo creep here, and BTW..

    http://news.yahoo.co...

    ..that’s gonna leave a mark.[/quote]

    MOTHER OF GOD =bg=

    put some kind of “not for the squeamish” on that

  • =bg= | February 27, 2008 at 11:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”231008″]For those with the need to answer to when the Wrigley Family owned the team:

    http://chicago.cubs....

    I think the whole point is that Wrigley Field is one of those timless iconic parks. Would they rename Fenway? Not a chance. The new Yankee Stadium will be….Yankee Stadium. Dodgers Stadium, always Dodger Stadium. No one cares what
    Petco Park is called. It woulda been great to have AT&T-SBC-PacBell Park called “Willie Mays Park,” but it co$t too much, and AT&T waved the dough. No way will they rename Wrigley. Justdon’t see it.

    Tho “Uniwatch Field” works.

  • Spencer | February 28, 2008 at 12:00 am |

    This story (first paragraph) from sfgate.com reports that Jim Harbaugh is removing the black stripe from Stanford’s football uniforms. There is a lot of black trim, so I don’t know if it’s just the pants or the helmet stripe or what.

  • Mario | February 28, 2008 at 1:22 am |

    [quote comment=”230956″]Heard a rumor that the owners of Wrigley Field are listening to offers for corporate naming rights. Anyone else think that’s sacrilegious? I kinda put that stadium in with places like Fenway or Camden. Don’t think it should be named anything but Wrigley. Anyone else hear that rumor?[/quote]

    isnt Wrigley itself a corporate name?
    As for the W shaped pretzel…..Dudya choked on a pretzel a few years ago….. anyone know how we can send him a case of these?

  • DenverGregg | February 28, 2008 at 7:54 am |

    [quote comment=”231116″][quote comment=”231075″]“Do they have a green dot?”[/quote]
    I’d post a certain picture that LI Phil gave me, but then again, it’d be overkill or our part.

    Mike Coolbaugh was killed last year in a game when a foul ball hit him at or near the head IIRC, hence MLB has decided to make coaches wear helmets, a move started by Rockies’ 1B coach Glenallen “I Found My Thrill On Blueberry” Hill as Mr. Berman called him eons ago.[/quote]
    Hill started wearing the helmet in spring training last year. On March 9, 2007, at a game in Peoria, Az against the Mariners, he got hit in the side of the head with a line drive. He was knocked out cold and it was a scary moment for all in attendance.

  • John | February 28, 2008 at 3:00 pm |

    Thank you for the article about babes and hockey jerseys. Many moons ago, I visited a gentleman’s club while wearing an vintage Atlanta Flames jersey. One of the lovely ladies, from the Atlanta area, demanded to wear the jersey to open her mext performance. Gentleman that I am, I obliged. I still smile at the memory…

  • Redcoat | February 28, 2008 at 6:03 pm |

    As an alumni of Stanislaus State, it’s great to see our little school featured in anything! But I don’t know about those stirrups. They just look weird. Go with white socks.

    Stanislaus represent!