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USC Watch Day Two: The Vigil Continues

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Jockey Michael Baze rode Georgie Boy to a win at the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. Yay — good for him, and the horse, too. But dig the silks: USC colors. Baze is based in Southern California, though it’s not clear if he actually goes to USC.

But if you were wondering if the silks are just a coincidence, check the back. No doubt there. But what is the significance? Anybody know anything about the ponies? My quick Google-type work didn’t find much, other than George Schwary owns the horse, and it’s his name on the back of Baze’s helmet. But what of the trojan?

So let’s get this figured out, huh? I’ll be on the couch eating Doritos and drinking Wild Cherry Pepsi. Let me know how it turns out. — Bryan

 

58 comments to USC Watch Day Two: The Vigil Continues

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | March 16, 2008 at 7:23 am |

    They still make Wild Cherry Pepsi?

  • Cainan Cornelius | March 16, 2008 at 7:24 am |

    Holy crap! I am FIRST!! I never realised that shools had racing teams, but I guess that is pretty cool!

  • Cainan Cornelius | March 16, 2008 at 7:24 am |

    CRAP! Make that SECOND

  • warren thompson | March 16, 2008 at 8:39 am |

    Don’t jockeys wear the owner’s registered colors?

  • James Craven | March 16, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    I think the “Fight On” silks are the registered colors and are based on the pre-2003 (?) uniforms the football team wore.

  • warren thompson | March 16, 2008 at 9:24 am |

    [quote comment=”239476″]I think the “Fight On” silks are the registered colors and are based on the pre-2003 (?) uniforms the football team wore.[/quote]

    Thus the owner might be a Trojan fan/alum? (BTW the USC uniforms from that era were very nice.)

  • cisko | March 16, 2008 at 9:27 am |

    This PDF of the Delta Chi Quarterly lists George Schwary as a ’55 grad of U$C.

    This article in the Del Mar Times was a dead end but kind of interesting regardless.

  • Lee | March 16, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    If that were the Wiconsin W on the silks they would get sued of course.

  • Stan aka the took | March 16, 2008 at 10:14 am |

    Wild cherry pepsi is the bomb… and is that cooler ranch Doritos or nacho cheese?
    Yeah that’s all I got today.

  • Scott Little | March 16, 2008 at 10:19 am |

    I used to own a t-bred racehorse, so I know a little about this.

    Owner I’m sure is a proud USC alum, this happens a lot in horse racing. Every owner gets to design their own, and many harken to their glorious college days…

    One of the most famous examples of this is Robert and Beverly Lewis, who owned a few famous horses. In this link you’ll see one of theirs, Silver Charm, getting beat by Free House. You can see the silks they use are Oregon colors-they met at Univ. of Oregon….

  • Dan | March 16, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    Wild Cherry Pepsi and Doritos, Bryan you can’t get much better than that!

    Also Georgia basketball team wore two different jerseys yesterday. For their first game against Kentucky they wore their black alternate jerseys

    But for the night cap Georgia switched to their road redshttp://sports.espn.g...

  • Kyle at IU | March 16, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    Do UGA people make as big a deal out of the black basketball jerseys as they did with the black football jerseys? I remember there was way more talk than necessary about those football shirts when Coach Richt broke them out.

  • MPowers1634 | March 16, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    Another Mr. Bean sighting. This time at the PAC-10 tourney.

    By the way USC in SOD whites as well as the Nike Zoom BB2’s that I mentioned yesterday!

    And what is this cheerleader doing with her left hand?

  • Mike Engle | March 16, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”239521″]…And what is this cheerleader doing with her left hand?[/quote]
    Genius find, sir. Early candidate for Picture of the Year! (Silver Medalist, of course. :-D)
    Send that to Bill Simmons and you’ll recalibrate the Unintentional Comedy Scale.

  • Graf Zeppelin | March 16, 2008 at 11:43 am |

    “The Best of Times” (1986) is on cable right now. There are some great unis in here…and some very unusual facemasks.

  • Graf Zeppelin | March 16, 2008 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”239524″]”The Best of Times” (1986) is on cable right now. There are some great unis in here…and some very unusual facemasks.[/quote]

    In addition, the ball they’re playing with is a Wilson NFL with full-circle white stripes.

  • LI Phil | March 16, 2008 at 12:13 pm |

    who says there’s no international good will coming out of the dods-pods preseason series in china?

    not me

    swinging friar approves

  • who cares | March 16, 2008 at 12:44 pm |

    I don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here are some pics of UNC in their navy-blue practice jerseys.

  • jon | March 16, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    Sorry if this is a “green dot” question, but what does the 250 shoulder patch that the Penguins wear represent?

  • Jim W | March 16, 2008 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”239537″]Sorry if this is a “green dot” question, but what does the 250 shoulder patch that the Penguins wear represent?[/quote]

    City of Pittsburgh’s 250th anniversary.

    Details here:
    http://penguinjersey...

  • Lightninstavros | March 16, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”239521″]Another Mr. Bean sighting. This time at the PAC-10 tourney.

    As a Cougar alumnus and devoed fan I must take issue with your describing of Taylor Rochestie as Mr. Bean.

    He Looks like McLovin!, Get it right

  • Derek | March 16, 2008 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”239522″][quote comment=”239521″]…And what is this cheerleader doing with her left hand?[/quote]

    What about the cheerleader in front’s right hand? Is that a Heat NBA Championship ring?

  • Ryan | March 16, 2008 at 1:47 pm |

    Anyone catch Michigan wearing their old road jersey for Spring practice yesterday? Random…

  • Joey Guns | March 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    Here’s a sneak peak at what the bases at Shea will look like. (I’m assuming only for the final game)

    http://www.steinersp...

  • Joey Guns | March 16, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”239552″][quote comment=”239522″][quote comment=”239521″]…And what is this cheerleader doing with her left hand?[/quote]

    What about the cheerleader in front’s right hand? Is that a Heat NBA Championship ring?[/quote]

    The cheerleaders probably got replicas, like most of the front office got.

  • Art | March 16, 2008 at 3:02 pm |

    I don’t know what she is doing with her left hand. I do know where I would want my hand on though.

  • MPowers1634 | March 16, 2008 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”239536″]I don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here are some pics of UNC in their navy-blue practice jerseys.[/quote]

    Question #1: With the Jordan Brand delving into football: cleats, player endorsers like TO and Marvin Harrison, do you think it possible that at some point JB will start making uniforms, especially for school like UNC?

    Question #2:I was in a Mom & Pop sporting goods store by me buying my daughter a batting helmet and I happened upon this beauty. I know that the jersey is a contrived retro butWhat do y’all think about a possible Navy alt for the hoops team?

  • Apar | March 16, 2008 at 3:53 pm |

    Long time reader, first time commenting. I’ve recently been arguing about good uniform and logo design with a workmate of mine. He’s from Mexico, and has asked me a very basic question about hockey uniform design that has completely stumped me: what’s with all the horizontal striping on the arms and above the waist? I’ve taken those design elements as a given for my entire life, and have not a goddamn clue why they are there.

    I know why rugby uses horizontal stripes (makes you look wider, and therefore more imposing), and why soccer uses vertical (makes you look taller, and therefore more imposing). Does anyone here know why so many hockey designs incorporate the arm and waist stripes?

  • Collin | March 16, 2008 at 4:10 pm |

    Bryan drinks Pepsi? Like, he chooses to drink it? And he admits that to people?

  • MPowers1634 | March 16, 2008 at 4:31 pm |

    Jets new alt next year?

    For her pleasure?

    Willie could use this one!

    Coolflo for catchers!

  • MPowers1634 | March 16, 2008 at 4:41 pm |

    I tried posting a load of links to all of the great stuff that I found at the store above…it didn’t work. Feel free to browse through the PB gallery.

    That shop must NEVER move inventory.

  • Micah | March 16, 2008 at 5:15 pm |

    Matt,

    In reference to question #1, I think it’s a possibility for Jordan Brand to make unis, but at the same time, it probably would only be UNC. I just can’t see any other colleges with the Jumpman logo in football. I know JB has Cal, Georgetown, and North Carolina A & T basketball teams hooked up, but I couldn’t see a Jumpman on the other colleges. It almost doesn’t make sense either, considering the Jumpman logo has a basketball displayed; it would just look weird. And yes, I know the cleats made for the athletes in football and baseball (Derek Jeter and Andruw Jones) have the Jumpman, but still…..

  • Joey Guns | March 16, 2008 at 5:17 pm |

    I just saw a Subway commercial, and I didn’t realize that they photoshopped the INDIANAPOLIS and 28 from Jared’s shirt……

    http://image.ohmynew...

  • Dennis Abrams | March 16, 2008 at 6:18 pm |

    Why does Dikembe Mutombo wear this when everyone else wears gray warmups? I only noticed today – is this his first offense or does he have a record?

  • LI Phil | March 16, 2008 at 6:20 pm |

    as if there was ever any real doubt…

    simply the best

  • LI Phil | March 16, 2008 at 6:40 pm |

    meanwhile…at spring training

    aint the chisox a day early?

    you know what the devil rays need more of?

  • Ben | March 16, 2008 at 7:26 pm |
  • MPowers1634 | March 16, 2008 at 7:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”239597″]Matt,

    In reference to question #1, I think it’s a possibility for Jordan Brand to make unis, but at the same time, it probably would only be UNC. I just can’t see any other colleges with the Jumpman logo in football. I know JB has Cal, Georgetown, and North Carolina A & T basketball teams hooked up, but I couldn’t see a Jumpman on the other colleges. It almost doesn’t make sense either, considering the Jumpman logo has a basketball displayed; it would just look weird. And yes, I know the cleats made for the athletes in football and baseball (Derek Jeter and Andruw Jones) have the Jumpman, but still…..[/quote]

    Fair enough…Common sense doesn’t seem to reign supreme very often im sports enterprise these days.

    Lebron’s logo adorning a college team’s unis?
    Last I checked, LJ didn’t attend college and TOSU was the number one maid spurned.

    A basketball uniform, whose school and player names are invisible!

    Diamond plating on a football jersey.

    Nothing surprises me anymore.

  • MPowers1634 | March 16, 2008 at 7:46 pm |

    An expletive on a basketball uniform? Wouldn’t doubt that either.

    Maybe that’s why they went the invisible route!

  • Jerico | March 16, 2008 at 7:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”239597″]Matt,

    In reference to question #1, I think it’s a possibility for Jordan Brand to make unis, but at the same time, it probably would only be UNC. I just can’t see any other colleges with the Jumpman logo in football. I know JB has Cal, Georgetown, and North Carolina A & T basketball teams hooked up, but I couldn’t see a Jumpman on the other colleges. It almost doesn’t make sense either, considering the Jumpman logo has a basketball displayed; it would just look weird. And yes, I know the cleats made for the athletes in football and baseball (Derek Jeter and Andruw Jones) have the Jumpman, but still…..[/quote]
    I can see UNC, too; at the same time, it wouldn’t be just ANY football school being outfitted in Brand Jordan. If they were to outfit another FB team, it would be a team with a high Q-rating, like Southern Cal (though the Jumpman would really look out of place on it).

    But I can also see them NOT stepping into the FB outfitting biz. It seems like they’re cutting back on this part of their business; over the past few years, the Jumpman has disappeared from Cincinnati (albeit when Huggy Bear left, but they didn’t follow him to Manhattan or Morgantown), St. John’s, and Kansas (whose jerseys would’ve borne the Jumpman had Ol’ Roy not left for Chapel Hill).

  • Doug | March 16, 2008 at 7:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”239520″]Do UGA people make as big a deal out of the black basketball jerseys as they did with the black football jerseys? I remember there was way more talk than necessary about those football shirts when Coach Richt broke them out.[/quote]

    As an extremely proud UGA alum today, I can say that it is no big deal about the black basketball jerseys. We wear them almost half the time we play on the road. The black football jerseys WERE a big deal because we had never worn them before (at least no one has indisputable evidence to the contrary).

  • MPowers1634 | March 16, 2008 at 8:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”239621″][quote comment=”239597″]Matt,

    In reference to question #1, I think it’s a possibility for Jordan Brand to make unis, but at the same time, it probably would only be UNC. I just can’t see any other colleges with the Jumpman logo in football. I know JB has Cal, Georgetown, and North Carolina A & T basketball teams hooked up, but I couldn’t see a Jumpman on the other colleges. It almost doesn’t make sense either, considering the Jumpman logo has a basketball displayed; it would just look weird. And yes, I know the cleats made for the athletes in football and baseball (Derek Jeter and Andruw Jones) have the Jumpman, but still…..[/quote]
    I can see UNC, too; at the same time, it wouldn’t be just ANY football school being outfitted in Brand Jordan. If they were to outfit another FB team, it would be a team with a high Q-rating, like Southern Cal (though the Jumpman would really look out of place on it).

    But I can also see them NOT stepping into the FB outfitting biz. It seems like they’re cutting back on this part of their business; over the past few years, the Jumpman has disappeared from Cincinnati (albeit when Huggy Bear left, but they didn’t follow him to Manhattan or Morgantown), St. John’s, and Kansas (whose jerseys would’ve borne the Jumpman had Ol’ Roy not left for Chapel Hill).[/quote]

    Check these beauties out.

    Trajan does suck

  • MPowers1634 | March 16, 2008 at 8:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”239625″][quote comment=”239621″][quote comment=”239597″]Matt,

    In reference to question #1, I think it’s a possibility for Jordan Brand to make unis, but at the same time, it probably would only be UNC. I just can’t see any other colleges with the Jumpman logo in football. I know JB has Cal, Georgetown, and North Carolina A & T basketball teams hooked up, but I couldn’t see a Jumpman on the other colleges. It almost doesn’t make sense either, considering the Jumpman logo has a basketball displayed; it would just look weird. And yes, I know the cleats made for the athletes in football and baseball (Derek Jeter and Andruw Jones) have the Jumpman, but still…..[/quote]
    I can see UNC, too; at the same time, it wouldn’t be just ANY football school being outfitted in Brand Jordan. If they were to outfit another FB team, it would be a team with a high Q-rating, like Southern Cal (though the Jumpman would really look out of place on it).

    But I can also see them NOT stepping into the FB outfitting biz. It seems like they’re cutting back on this part of their business; over the past few years, the Jumpman has disappeared from Cincinnati (albeit when Huggy Bear left, but they didn’t follow him to Manhattan or Morgantown), St. John’s, and Kansas (whose jerseys would’ve borne the Jumpman had Ol’ Roy not left for Chapel Hill).[/quote]

    Check these beauties out.

    Trajan does suck[/quote]

    These as well.

  • Jason | March 16, 2008 at 8:24 pm |

    Some cool old jerseys being shown in the old photographs in Black Magic on ESPN.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | March 16, 2008 at 8:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”239579″][quote comment=”239536″]I don’t know if this has been posted yet, but here are some pics of UNC in their navy-blue practice jerseys.[/quote]

    Question #1: With the Jordan Brand delving into football: cleats, player endorsers like TO and Marvin Harrison, do you think it possible that at some point JB will start making uniforms, especially for school like UNC?

    Question #2:I was in a Mom & Pop sporting goods store by me buying my daughter a batting helmet and I happened upon this beauty. I know that the jersey is a contrived retro butWhat do y’all think about a possible Navy alt for the hoops team?[/quote]

    I LIKE IT! I’ll sign that petition.

    In my opinion, The System of Dress has been doing a good job so far. I LOVE those black USC jerseys that just got unveiled.

  • MPowers1634 | March 16, 2008 at 9:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”239626″][quote comment=”239625″][quote comment=”239621″][quote comment=”239597″]Matt,

    In reference to question #1, I think it’s a possibility for Jordan Brand to make unis, but at the same time, it probably would only be UNC. I just can’t see any other colleges with the Jumpman logo in football. I know JB has Cal, Georgetown, and North Carolina A & T basketball teams hooked up, but I couldn’t see a Jumpman on the other colleges. It almost doesn’t make sense either, considering the Jumpman logo has a basketball displayed; it would just look weird. And yes, I know the cleats made for the athletes in football and baseball (Derek Jeter and Andruw Jones) have the Jumpman, but still…..[/quote]
    I can see UNC, too; at the same time, it wouldn’t be just ANY football school being outfitted in Brand Jordan. If they were to outfit another FB team, it would be a team with a high Q-rating, like Southern Cal (though the Jumpman would really look out of place on it).

    But I can also see them NOT stepping into the FB outfitting biz. It seems like they’re cutting back on this part of their business; over the past few years, the Jumpman has disappeared from Cincinnati (albeit when Huggy Bear left, but they didn’t follow him to Manhattan or Morgantown), St. John’s, and Kansas (whose jerseys would’ve borne the Jumpman had Ol’ Roy not left for Chapel Hill).[/quote]

    Check these beauties out.

    Trajan does suck[/quote]

    These as well.[/quote]

    The Jayhawks and my fave, Keith Langford, in all of their pre-Trajan glory.

  • Jeff P. | March 16, 2008 at 9:23 pm |

    I like the Navy UNC Alt idea. IMO, UNC does the SOD uni the right way. Shorts not too long, not too baggy, and the Carolina blue is so nice!

  • Keith B | March 16, 2008 at 10:12 pm |

    In reference to the “navy” Carolina practice jerseys: The Heels used those “Tar Heel Deep Blue” jerseys in practice sessions all last year. It is also no secret that Butch Davis wants to add that color as a uniform option. You will rarely see Davis in practice photos with the Carolina Blue–it always seems to be Tar Heel Deep Blue or Tar Heel Silver/Grey.

    IMO Roy will not add an “alt” to the Carolina Basketball unis–the fan base would not stand for it. Also, being a life-long Tar Heel and being a UNC alum, having alts for basketball would be too much like Duke with their black unis–YUK!

    Now the Diamond Heels don’t mind having several unis!

  • KT | March 16, 2008 at 10:23 pm |

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Paul wrote about St. Patty’s Day observances tomorrow, but one thing that has happened is the spread to several days before and after the actual day for green unis.

    The Coyotes wore green last night (in warmups), the Celtics had their St. Patrick’s Day unis on Friday, and baseball teams have worn them a few days before the 17th, now and in the past.

    (The Coyotes, meanwhile, didn’t think it was noteworthy enough to put a photo of said jerseys on their website.)

    And then there’s this.

  • Chris | March 16, 2008 at 10:25 pm |

    [quote]you know what the devil rays need more of?[/quote]

    It’s a shame this guy would probably be escorted out of the Trop in the regular season. Wouldn’t want to disrupt the peace and quiet during the game. If he were a Yankees fan on the other hand, no problem.

  • Ben | March 16, 2008 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”239652″][quote]you know what the devil rays need more of?[/quote]

    It’s a shame this guy would probably be escorted out of the Trop in the regular season. Wouldn’t want to disrupt the peace and quiet during the game. If he were a Yankees fan on the other hand, no problem.[/quote]
    Trop may have been like that under the old owner but from someone who went to 25+ each the past 2 seasons there we push for noise now. Joe Maddon wants to turn it into a “pit” of noise with cowbells given out the last two years. That guy in the photo has actually a huge following in the outfield. We also have a section right above the announcers called the “bell”fry that is so loud Ozzie Guillen commented on us last year and how different it is now. And this year the Trop should only be louder with more Rays fans there.

  • Chuck | March 16, 2008 at 10:41 pm |

    you should look up the michigan spring practice…still dressed in nike adidas shipment hasnt come in yet

  • Spencer | March 16, 2008 at 10:53 pm |

    Bryan, how about UniWatch conducts a March Madness bracket where the readers vote on who wins each matchup solely based on the team’s uniform?

  • S Dot | March 16, 2008 at 11:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”239656″]you should look up the michigan spring practice…still dressed in nike adidas shipment hasnt come in yet[/quote]

    Michigan may still wear Nike in practice for the scout/show teams. When I played (mid major d1 school) we had an adidas contract and still wore our old reebok pants for practices, starters or not.

  • KT | March 16, 2008 at 11:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”239662″]Bryan, how about UniWatch conducts a March Madness bracket where the readers vote on who wins each matchup solely based on the team’s uniform?[/quote]

    Let me guess…you’d have the Oregon black-on-blacks as the #1 overall seed, right?

  • LI Phil | March 17, 2008 at 2:42 am |

    [quote comment=”239662″]Bryan, how about UniWatch conducts a March Madness bracket where the readers vote on who wins each matchup solely based on the team’s uniform?[/quote]

    and by bryan, you mean paul

  • Spencer | March 18, 2008 at 12:00 am |

    [quote comment=”239669″][quote comment=”239662″]Bryan, how about UniWatch conducts a March Madness bracket where the readers vote on who wins each matchup solely based on the team’s uniform?[/quote]

    Let me guess…you’d have the Oregon black-on-blacks as the #1 overall seed, right?[/quote]
    Actually I’d have North Carolina, UCLA, Duke, and Marquette as my Number 1 seeds.

  • Spencer | March 19, 2008 at 12:50 am |

    [quote comment=”239669″][quote comment=”239662″]Bryan, how about UniWatch conducts a March Madness bracket where the readers vote on who wins each matchup solely based on the team’s uniform?[/quote]

    Let me guess…you’d have the Oregon black-on-blacks as the #1 overall seed, right?[/quote]
    And why does everyone think I love the Oregon uniforms? I don’t.