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Uni Watch Book Club: Etched in Ice

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Note: Odd technical glitch today. Some of you are saying that today’s main entry disappeared, although it’s been quite visible all along for me. I’ve reposted it, which means some of you may be seeing it twice. If so, please add comments only to this version, not the original one. Thanks.

Now then: Got a note recently from Jonathan Wall, the Manager of Scouting & Player Information for the Canucks. “I was at a dinner the other night here in Vancouver and a great hockey book was given out as a gift,” he wrote. “Once I opened it, I realized you had to have it, as it was full of amazing historical pictures, many depicting jerseys and versions of jerseys that I had never seen before.”

The book, which Jonathan was kind enough to forward to me, is Michael McKinley’s Etched in Ice, which was published back in 1998. As Jonthan promised, it’s packed with great old photos, many of which are uni-notable. Here’s a sampling:

This is an early Montreal Canadiens sweater, circa 1911-15. It’s not clear to me what the “A” stood for, or who the other team was. Anyone know?

• Meet the 1915 Vancouver Millionaires. Is that an all-time great sweater design or what?

• Here’s the most interesting photo in the book. The obvious point of interest is the crude helmet and mask being worn by the player in the center, but a more subtle detail can be found on the player with his back to us: His pants have a back pocket! I might not have noticed this myself if Jonathan hadn’t pointed it out to me. “I’ve never seen or even heard of this,” he says. “After asking around, an alumni member [at the dinner] mentioned that a lot of the pants in that day had pockets, but he didn’t know why.” Anyone..?

This is the Canadian goalie during the 1936 Olympics. The game was played outdoors, so he’s wearing sunglasses. Not sure if his headwear is a standard cap/visor or if it’s one of those transparent tinted visors, although I’d like to think it was the latter, just because that would be so damn cool.

• Really love the uni number treatment on the Russian goalie in this 1957 shot.

• Here’s something you don’t often see: a captain’s “C” in a diamond patch.

• Speaking of diamonds, you’ve gotta love this Quebec Aces sweater.

• Here’s the Jarvis Collegiate team, circa 1912 with a young Conn Smythe seated at lower-right. As you can see, it appears that most of the players have tragedy and/or comedy patches sewn onto their sweaters. Anyone know why? Also: Love the little bulge/serif in the center of each “J” — subtle but hugely effective.

• The book has an entire chapter devoted to women’s hockey. I like this shot of the Preston Rivulettes — note that some of the sweaters had Johnny collars, while the others just had V-necks. Then there were the Buffalo Snow Birds, who according to the caption “brave[d] a 1920s winter to play a little bathing-suit shinny.” Yikes.

• No women in this photo. According to the caption: “In 1902 the North-West Mounted Police, responsible for keeping the peace in the often riotous Yukon, blew off steam by dressing as women for a ‘drag’ game in Whitehorse.” Double-yikes.

• Here’s a young Bobby Orr wearing an Oshawa Generals jersey.

• And we can add Terry Sawchuk — getting chummy here with Johnny Bower — to our list of smoking athletes.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Here’s a Barack Obama photo I hadn’t seen before, from his high school basketball days. Dig those belted shorts! … Nicole Haase just forwarded me this superb article about the dwindling state of the U.S. sock industry and, specifically, about Wigwam, a Wisconsin-based sock brand that plans to keep its operations in America (and which also happens to be my preferred brand of striped tube socks — you can buy their product here). … “The recent feature on pin-up girls wearing hockey jerseys reminds me of the strip joint Club Supersexe in Montreal, where the dancers — when they’re not onstage — walk around in their G-strings and NHL replica tops,” writes John F.J. Sullivan. “When I was there a number of years ago, one of the women had a Minnesota North Stars top on — and this was long after the team had moved. I guess the classics never go out of style.” … Look, it’s Zorro! (Thanks, Vince.) … A UK newspaper just ran one of those 10 worst-ever soccer uniforms articles (with thanks to Kevin Forrest). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Great photographic retrospective of Converse sneakers here. … Remember how Larry “Mr. Diplomacy” Bowa was refusing to wear a helmet on the coaching lines and invited MLB to fine him every single game? Turns out MLB had a good rejoinder: Wear the fucking helmet already or you’ll be ejected. Bowa has now agreed to comply and, as usual, he’s being a real ray of sunshine about it. … Still more info on the coaches’ helmets (including news that the manufacturers are trying to develop a coach-specific model) here.

Private: Uni Watch Book Club: Etched in Ice

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Got a note recently from Jonathan Wall, the Manager of Scouting & Player Information for the Canucks. “I was at a dinner the other night here in Vancouver and a great hockey book was given out as a gift,” he wrote. “Once I opened it, I realized you had to have it, as it was full of amazing historical pictures, many depicting jerseys and versions of jerseys that I had never seen before.”

The book, which Jonathan was kind enough to forward to me, is Michael McKinley’s Etched in Ice, which was published back in 1998. As Jonthan promised, it’s packed with great old photos, many of which are uni-notable. Here’s a sampling:

This is an early Montreal Canadiens sweater, circa 1911-15. It’s not clear to me what the “A” stood for, or who the other team was. Anyone know?

• Meet the 1915 Vancouver Millionaires. Is that an all-time great sweater design or what?

• Here’s the most interesting photo in the book. The obvious point of interest is the crude helmet and mask being worn by the player in the center, but a more subtle detail can be found on the player with his back to us: His pants have a back pocket! I might not have noticed this myself if Jonathan hadn’t pointed it out to me. “I’ve never seen or even heard of this,” he says. “After asking around, an alumni member [at the dinner] mentioned that a lot of the pants in that day had pockets, but he didn’t know why.” Anyone..?

This is the Canadian goalie during the 1936 Olympics. The game was played outdoors, so he’s wearing sunglasses. Not sure if his headwear is a standard cap/visor or if it’s one of those transparent tinted visors, although I’d like to think it was the latter, just because that would be so damn cool.

• Really love the uni number treatment on the Russian goalie in this 1957 shot.

• Here’s something you don’t often see: a captain’s “C” in a diamond patch.

• Speaking of diamonds, you’ve gotta love this Quebec Aces sweater.

• Here’s the Jarvis Collegiate team, circa 1912 with a young Conn Smythe seated at lower-right. As you can see, it appears that most of the players have tragedy and/or comedy patches sewn onto their sweaters. Anyone know why? Also: Love the little bulge/serif in the center of each “J” — subtle but hugely effective.

• The book has an entire chapter devoted to women’s hockey. I like this shot of the Preston Rivulettes — note that some of the sweaters had Johnny collars, while the others just had V-necks. Then there were the Buffalo Snow Birds, who according to the caption “brave[d] a 1920s winter to play a little bathing-suit shinny.” Yikes.

• No women in this photo. According to the caption: “In 1902 the North-West Mounted Police, responsible for keeping the peace in the often riotous Yukon, blew off steam by dressing as women for a ‘drag’ game in Whitehorse.” Double-yikes.

• Here’s a young Bobby Orr wearing an Oshawa Generals jersey.

• And we can add Terry Sawchuk — getting chummy here with Johnny Bower — to our list of smoking athletes.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Here’s a Barack Obama photo I hadn’t seen before, from his high school basketball days. Dig those belted shorts! … Nicole Haase just forwarded me this superb article about the dwindling state of the U.S. sock industry and, specifically, about Wigwam, a Wisconsin-based sock brand that plans to keep its operations in America (and which also happens to be my preferred brand of striped tube socks — you can buy their product here). … “The recent feature on pin-up girls wearing hockey jerseys reminds me of the strip joint Club Supersexe in Montreal, where the dancers — when they’re not onstage — walk around in their G-strings and NHL replica tops,” writes John F.J. Sullivan. “When I was there a number of years ago, one of the women had a Minnesota North Stars top on — and this was long after the team had moved. I guess the classics never go out of style.” … Look, it’s Zorro! (Thanks, Vince.) … A UK newspaper just ran one of those 10 worst-ever soccer uniforms articles (with thanks to Kevin Forrest). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Great photographic retrospective of Converse sneakers here. … Remember how Larry “Mr. Diplomacy” Bowa was refusing to wear a helmet on the coaching lines and invited MLB to fine him every single game? Turns out MLB had a good rejoinder: Wear the fucking helmet already or you’ll be ejected. Bowa has now agreed to comply and, as usual, he’s being a real ray of sunshine about it. … Still more info on the coaches’ helmets (including news that the manufacturers are trying to develop a coach-specific model) here.

 

64 comments to Private: Uni Watch Book Club: Etched in Ice

  • chuck | March 4, 2008 at 8:24 am |

    The A in the early Habs jersey stands for Athlétique, as in Club Athlétique Canadien, whereas the team is now known as the Club de Hockey Canadien.

  • Beantown | March 4, 2008 at 8:27 am |

    Doesn’t Larry Bowa look like a miserable old man in that photo? Man, it’s just a helmet…quick being such a prick.

  • Al | March 4, 2008 at 8:32 am |

    The Sun (truth in journalism!) missed one Mexico jersey that is horrific to the nth degree — the “alternate” version of that in the No. 5 slot, where the light green is replaced with RED.

    They also forgot the 1978 Colorado Caribous (Village People leather fringe!), the 1994 U.S. national team (which, actually received a 10 BEST nomination from one Fleet Street tab in the last six months), and the “cheese omelet” Arsenal change strip from a couple of years ago.

  • Joey Guns | March 4, 2008 at 8:39 am |

    EA Sports may put the Nittany Lion mascot on the cover of their new video game for the Wii:

    http://www.collegian...

  • Peter | March 4, 2008 at 8:40 am |

    You used to be able to buy a Preston Rivulette replica sweater from the CBC store. I don’t know if they still have them.

  • Al | March 4, 2008 at 8:56 am |

    Oh, and here is that Mexi alternate.

  • LI Phil | March 4, 2008 at 8:57 am |

    perhaps the back pocket in the breezers is where the pucksters kept their skoal?

    non?

  • Rob Ullman | March 4, 2008 at 9:02 am |

    That bit about “Club Supersexe” makes me want to take another trip to Montreal! I was thinking just the other day that if any of my pals were worth a damn, they would’ve set up something like this for my bachelor party!

  • John T | March 4, 2008 at 9:04 am |

    Speed skates in hockey? And is the girl on the ice doing her makeup or just got a shot in the mush.

    Love the Generals shirt on Orr

  • John T | March 4, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    [quote comment=”233325″]Speed skates in hockey? And is the girl on the ice doing her makeup or just got a shot in the mush.

    Love the Generals shirt on Orr[/quote]

    Women playing Hockey in Swimsuits and I am looking at the skates!! Damn you UW!!

  • teamcinnamon | March 4, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    • And we can add Terry Sawchuck — getting chummy here with Johnny Bower — to our list of smoking athletes.

    How about that old-school bottle of Canada Dry in the backround??

    Who knew ginger ale was that popular??

  • scott | March 4, 2008 at 9:17 am |

    Why didn’t baseball start protecting coaches from errant bats, like in the 2001 All-Star Game when Tommy Lasorda got knocked over by one? I wonder what would have happened if he had been seriously injured?

  • teamcinnamon | March 4, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”233328″]• And we can add Terry Sawchuck — getting chummy here with Johnny Bower — to our list of smoking athletes.

    How about that old-school bottle of Canada Dry in the backround??

    Who knew ginger ale was that popular??[/quote]

    Link.

  • Joey Guns | March 4, 2008 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment=”233329″]Why didn’t baseball start protecting coaches from errant bats, like in the 2001 All-Star Game when Tommy Lasorda got knocked over by one? I wonder what would have happened if he had been seriously injured?[/quote]

    Lasorda didn’t get hit in the head with the bat though…….

    “Tommy Lasorda, usually in the center of things, got thwacked on the left hip by Vladimir Guerrero’s bat barrel, tumbling back as fans gasped and then laughed when they realized he was OK.”

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Buzz | March 4, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    Why does Larry Bowa’s pull-over (no, it’s a cardigan!) have grey outlining? The dude next to him has a pull-over with the single white layer of lettering.

    http://d.yimg.com/us

  • kj | March 4, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    While the red version of those Mexico shirts was in fact hideous, I still think the regular version is a beautiful shirt.

  • douglas | March 4, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”233315″]The Sun (truth in journalism!) missed one Mexico jersey that is horrific to the nth degree — the “alternate” version of that in the No. 5 slot, where the light green is replaced with RED.

    They also forgot the 1978 Colorado Caribous (Village People leather fringe!), the 1994 U.S. national team (which, actually received a 10 BEST nomination from one Fleet Street tab in the last six months), and the “cheese omelet” Arsenal change strip from a couple of years ago.[/quote]

    Actually it was not that bad since this aztec tribute motif has been used by ALL their successive suppliers :
    ABA, Atletica, Nike
    , and current Adidas The ’98 version is one of the best usage of sublimated watermark of its decade, along with ’94 Nigeria and ’96 Scotland, which were also about national identity rather than just another template. Don’t forget the ’95 Manchester Utd and, of course the ’94 USA : one with stars, one with stripes. On the Mexico example it’s interesting to watch the consistency of the motif and how its usage got more and more subtle, as fashion and technique evolved.

  • who cares | March 4, 2008 at 9:56 am |

    Those 94 Nigerian kits were interesting. I think the design was supposed to approximate kente. The only problem is that kente cloth is associated most closely with Asante and Ewe-speaking areas in Ghana, a neighboring country that has had hot and cold relations with Nigeria over the years.

  • Carl G | March 4, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    I noticed that Orr’s Oshawa General’s jersey closely resembled the Boston Bruins logo. Was their some relationship between the Bruins and the Generals or is it coincidence? I thought teams like the Generals were not affiliated, but it looks like a large number of Bruins players besides Orr have played with them as well based on the General’s web site.

  • jesse | March 4, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    The Yankees are selling two “authentic” jerseys on their website. One with only the final year at Yankee stadium patch, and the other with both the Yankee Stadium and the All Star gamen patch.

    Which one are they going to wear? Anybody know for sure?

  • Jerico | March 4, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”233330″][quote comment=”233328″]• And we can add Terry Sawchuck — getting chummy here with Johnny Bower — to our list of smoking athletes.

    How about that old-school bottle of Canada Dry in the backround??

    Who knew ginger ale was that popular??[/quote]

    Link.[/quote]
    I doubt they were drinking Canada Dry straight up.

    I am reminded of a quote by the late goalie Gump Worsley, when asked to respond about his coach having a beer belly: “Coach should know better than that. He knows I only drink scotch.”

  • KT | March 4, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    The MISL’s Baltimore Blast will be wearing these Friday night in their game against Philadelphia.

    I don’t know why.

    But you can watch the game (if you’re so inclined) and see the jerseys (and me) on Fox Soccer Channel at 8pm ET. Check your local listings.

    /shameless plug

  • Jerico | March 4, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”233351″][quote comment=”233330″][quote comment=”233328″]• And we can add Terry Sawchuck — getting chummy here with Johnny Bower — to our list of smoking athletes.

    How about that old-school bottle of Canada Dry in the backround??

    Who knew ginger ale was that popular??[/quote]

    Link.[/quote]
    I doubt they were drinking Canada Dry straight up.

    I am reminded of a quote by the late goalie Gump Worsley, when asked to respond about his coach having a beer belly: “Coach should know better than that. He knows I only drink scotch.”[/quote]
    OK, OK, semantics…coach accused Gump of having a beer belly.

  • MPowers1634 | March 4, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”233322″]Oh, and here is that Mexi alternate.[/quote]

    Just looking at that gives me Montezuma’s Revenge!

  • Marshall | March 4, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”233335″]Why does Larry Bowa’s pull-over (no, it’s a cardigan!) have grey outlining? The dude next to him has a pull-over with the single white layer of lettering.

    http://d.yimg.com/us…[/quote]

    “The dude” next to him is Joe Torre

  • Jason G. | March 4, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    Apparently, God is retiring from the NFL.

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

  • stephen tod | March 4, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”233341″]I noticed that Orr’s Oshawa General’s jersey closely resembled the Boston Bruins logo. Was their some relationship between the Bruins and the Generals or is it coincidence? I thought teams like the Generals were not affiliated, but it looks like a large number of Bruins players besides Orr have played with them as well based on the General’s web site.[/quote]

    teams in the good old days of the OHA had affiliations with NHL clubs. for instance, the old st. cathrine’s teepees/blackhawks had many future chicago players, such as hull and makita. same with the toronto malboroughs and the toronto maple leafs, kitchener rangers and new york rangers…

    it all ended in 1967 though and as of today NHL teams cannot own junior clubs or own rights to junior players unless they go through the draft.

  • KT | March 4, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”233358″]Apparently, God is retiring from the NFL.

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

    ESPN will have to call its physician, as it is sure to have an erection lasting more than four hours today.

  • Joey Guns | March 4, 2008 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”233361″][quote comment=”233358″]Apparently, God is retiring from the NFL.

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

    ESPN will have to call its physician, as it is sure to have an erection lasting more than four hours today.[/quote]

    John Madden’s will last about a week!

  • KT | March 4, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”233364″]John Madden’s will last about a week![/quote]

    “Here’s a guy…here’s a guy who when he takes viagra, he gets wood faster.”

  • LI Phil | March 4, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”233365″][quote comment=”233364″]John Madden’s will last about a week![/quote]

    “Here’s a guy…here’s a guy who when he takes viagra, he gets wood faster.”[/quote]

    only if he’s enjoying a little turducken

  • Joey Guns | March 4, 2008 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”233365″][quote comment=”233364″]John Madden’s will last about a week![/quote]

    “Here’s a guy…here’s a guy who when he takes viagra, he gets wood faster.”[/quote]

    That reminds me of this picture that was recently posted on the Internet:

    http://www.withleath...

    “Erin Andrews Loves The Hardwood”

  • Jet | March 4, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    Fantastic book, Paul, thanks for posting all the pics! Gotta get that book
    -Jet

  • Neil | March 4, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”233320″]You used to be able to buy a Preston Rivulette replica sweater from the CBC store. I don’t know if they still have them.[/quote]

    CBC has a retail store in Kingsway Mall here in Edmonton; they have the Rivulettes, Nuggets, Wanderers, and Victorias knit sweaters at $40 a pop. I would assume a few other cities would have the stores as well.

  • Teebz | March 4, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”233359″][quote comment=”233341″]I noticed that Orr’s Oshawa General’s jersey closely resembled the Boston Bruins logo. Was their some relationship between the Bruins and the Generals or is it coincidence? I thought teams like the Generals were not affiliated, but it looks like a large number of Bruins players besides Orr have played with them as well based on the General’s web site.[/quote]

    teams in the good old days of the OHA had affiliations with NHL clubs. for instance, the old st. cathrine’s teepees/blackhawks had many future chicago players, such as hull and makita. same with the toronto malboroughs and the toronto maple leafs, kitchener rangers and new york rangers…

    it all ended in 1967 though and as of today NHL teams cannot own junior clubs or own rights to junior players unless they go through the draft.[/quote]

    It went further than that, though. Montreal had the exclusive pick of any kid in Quebec, while the rest of the league were allowed to sign kids from everywhere but Quebec.

    If you want a great story on how players became team property at the age of 14, I suggest reading Searching For Bobby Orr by Stephen Brunt. In the book, Brunt talks about how the kid from Perry Sound, Ontario was signed to be a Bruin before graduating from high school, and how he went to the Bruins’-owned Oshawa Generals instead of the Bruins’-owned Niagara Falls Flyers.

    Good tie-in! Hockey, books, and history!

  • Joey Guns | March 4, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    This website listed some of the most interesting promotional nights at MLB games this year:

    http://homerderby.co...

  • Johnny O | March 4, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    Just when I was starting to thaw out from the NFC Championship Game, and actually forgetting about the result, I have to go crawl in my hole again and mope probably until baseball season starts.

    At least I got to go to Favre’s last game.

    *sigh* It’s a sad day in Wisconsin.

  • Juan Grande | March 4, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    The flapless helmets that the base coaches are wearing look silly on grown men. With the exception of John Olerud, the flapless look has never been good. It looks like Larry Bowa is wearing one of those cheap, plastic “batting helmets” I got at a gift stand in Fenway when I was a kid. I even had my dad paint #14 on the back of the helmet for my favorite player, Jimmy Rice. I “Got It” at age 5.

  • Evan | March 4, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”233343″]The Yankees are selling two “authentic” jerseys on their website. One with only the final year at Yankee stadium patch, and the other with both the Yankee Stadium and the All Star gamen patch.

    Which one are they going to wear? Anybody know for sure?[/quote]
    Yeah I saw this too. I havent seen any indication anywhere whether they will go with 1 or 2 patches. Im thinking about getting the one with 2 patches just because it has both which im sure they will be wearing @ least when the All Star game gets closer.

  • Juan Grande | March 4, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    Now that Brett Favre is retiring, will John Madden quit too? Who else will he annoit as the “God of the NFL”? Maybe Romo since Madden loves the Cowboys?

    Follow up question: How much is Aaron Rodgers loving life today?

  • JayEl | March 4, 2008 at 11:22 am |

    Paul, a terrfic entry today. There’s nothing quite like vintage sports photos. Just one thing — the great Terry Sawchuk’s name is incorrectly spelled. It’s just u-k at the end.

  • Paul Lukas | March 4, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”233343″]The Yankees are selling two “authentic” jerseys on their website. One with only the final year at Yankee stadium patch, and the other with both the Yankee Stadium and the All Star gamen patch.

    Which one are they going to wear? Anybody know for sure?[/quote]

    My understanding is that they’ll wear both patches up until the All-Star Game. Then they’ll remove the ASG patch for the balance of the season.

    This makes sense, but it runs counter to the protocol used by other ASG hosts in recent years, all of whom have kept the ASG patches on their jerseys for the entire season.

  • Jet | March 4, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    The woman with the Minnesota North Stars jersey at Club Supersexe was probably employing some subliminal suggestions, as the upward pointing arrow and star is somewhat similar to the male symbol of the circle and upward pointing arrow.

    Just a thought

    -Jet

  • Ethan Lewis | March 4, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    Growing up, Larry Bowa was my favorite baseball player. I vividly remember him getting to first base and then TAKING OFF HIS HELMET and running the bases with just his cap. This would be in the mid 70’s. I guess players could do that back then. Maybe he’s ALWAYS hated helmets?

  • KT | March 4, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    I felt a great disturbance in the comments, as if many posts suddenly cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.

  • Joey Guns | March 4, 2008 at 1:02 pm |

    Hilarious Favre/Madden tribute:

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

    That was posted even before he retired…….

  • badly drawn boykins | March 4, 2008 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”233315″]The Sun (truth in journalism!) missed one Mexico jersey that is horrific to the nth degree — the “alternate” version of that in the No. 5 slot, where the light green is replaced with RED.

    They also forgot the 1978 Colorado Caribous (Village People leather fringe!), the 1994 U.S. national team (which, actually received a 10 BEST nomination from one Fleet Street tab in the last six months), and the “cheese omelet” Arsenal change strip from a couple of years ago.[/quote]
    I guess ugly kit articles are interesting for people who don’t follow soccer, but British publications seem to do these features every year or so when they run short on content.

    Without clicking on the link, I figured they’d mention the gray Man U kit, Jorge Campos’ custom jerseys, and the tiger-patterned Hull shirt.

    Yup, 3 for 3. These lists haven’t changed in 10 years for the most part.

  • B-Jud | March 4, 2008 at 1:16 pm |

    • This is an early Montreal Canadiens sweater, circa 1911-15. It’s not clear to me what the “A” stood for, or who the other team was. Anyone know?

    The Canadiens currently go by the official name of “Le Club de Hockey Canadien,” hence the “H” in their logo.

    The “A” in their old logo referred to their one-time official name, “Club Athlétique Canadien.”

  • PRC. | March 4, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    The “A” in the Canadiens’ logo was for “Athletic” – the hockey team was originally an extension of the “Club Athletique Canadien.”

  • who cares | March 4, 2008 at 1:39 pm |

    Interesting photo of Australian cricket uni.

  • PRC. | March 4, 2008 at 1:49 pm |

    RE: the Johnny collars on the Rivulettes’ jerseys – it doesn’t look as though they were issued like that; there’s too much inconsistency between the women – in the back row you can see they’re really just undershirts that happen to have pointed collars.

  • Randy Williams | March 4, 2008 at 1:52 pm |

    http://www.signonsan...

    Cool article from the San Diego Union Tribune today. The photo doesn’t show it too clearly but the young Vaughn is rockin’ a Nike belt. That white spot on the front of his belt is a swoosh.

  • Ben | March 4, 2008 at 2:48 pm |

    The Red Sox will be wearing a navy trimmed St. Patricks Day jersey this year. Also, the jersey will be a Cool Base, instead of their normal mesh, green, red and white ones.

    New ones HERE

    Oldies HERE

    IMO, should have used the old colors on the Cool Base jersey, navy has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day.

  • Joey Guns | March 4, 2008 at 3:36 pm |

    Interesting article on CNBC about former Nike execs now marketing a sex health drug……..

    http://www.cnbc.com/...

  • Paul Lukas | March 4, 2008 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”233451″]I expect a full retrospective look at Favre’s Uni career in tomorrow’s blog.[/quote]

    Um, why? Dude played almost his entire career for one team — a team that made virtually no uni changes during his tenure.

  • J | March 4, 2008 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”233461″][quote comment=”233451″]I expect a full retrospective look at Favre’s Uni career in tomorrow’s blog.[/quote]

    Um, why? Dude played almost his entire career for one team — a team that made virtually no uni changes during his tenure.[/quote]
    Don’t worry Paul, I’ll take care of it for you:
    Brett Favre, Southern Miss, 1987-1990
    Brett Favre, Atlanta Falcons, 1991
    Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers, 1992-1997
    Brett Favre, Green Bay Packers, 1997-2008

    That’s it.

    Also, when you said you don’t often see Captain’s C’s in diamonds, I was sort of surprised, because I see them all the time. Then, sure enough, I open up the picture to see my good ol’ Detroit Red Wings.

  • scott | March 4, 2008 at 5:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”233444″]The Red Sox will be wearing a navy trimmed St. Patricks Day jersey this year. Also, the jersey will be a Cool Base, instead of their normal mesh, green, red and white ones.

    New ones HERE

    Oldies HERE

    IMO, should have used the old colors on the Cool Base jersey, navy has nothing to do with St. Patrick’s Day.[/quote]

    And RED does have something to do with St. Patrick’s Day?

  • Gordon van de Kamp | March 4, 2008 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”233455″]anyone see the the striped socks arsenal is wearing against AC milan they are pretty sick[/quote]

    They’ve been wearing them all year, and they do look nice. Today was the Away kit with white/red stripped socks. The 3rd kit has similar blue/red stripped socks.

    Away Kit
    3rd Kit on right side of page

  • scott | March 4, 2008 at 5:07 pm |

    How about Favre in throwbacks?

  • KT | March 4, 2008 at 5:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”233491″]How about Favre in throwbacks?[/quote]

    You could get one of these.

  • Jeremy | March 4, 2008 at 6:37 pm |

    word here in lexington, ky is that uk will be breaking out the new system of a dress unis for the final home game of the season against florida this saturday. the jerseys look like the same template wvu uses but the shorts show the detail that has cat fans buzzing… a subtle checkerboard pattern.

  • LI Phil | March 4, 2008 at 6:39 pm |
  • b. cheng | March 4, 2008 at 10:32 pm |

    Sawchuck smoking in the locer room is good, but you gotta love the fact that they’re sharing a beer (or something stronger?) in the locker room, old school hockey at its finest!

  • biggswede | March 4, 2008 at 11:15 pm |

    is it just me or is the russian defenseman here wearing monochromatic checkered pants? if so, very cool.

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