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This Biscuit = Gravy Train

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(This entry isn’t 100 percent about uniforms, though the team in question is one of the cooler nicknamed teams in professional sports. If any of this offends you, I’m sure there’s something else going on around the internet that will suit your fancy.)

The AP photo caption: “Pitcher David Price opens for the Montgomery Biscuits during their game Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Riverwalk Stadium in Montgomery, Ala. The No. 1 draft pick in the 2007 baseball draft, Price, is creating a lot of excitement in the Double-A Southern League.”

Hmm … Price opens for the Biscuits? Is that like how I saw Brian May open for Guns n’ Roses during the Use Your Illusion Tour in 1992? If that’s the case, I can only imagine how exciting the Biscuits themselves are. Remember, “Price is creating a lot of excitement in the Double-A Southern League.”

You know what else creates excitement in the Double-A Southern League? Thirsty Thursdays, where dogs and beers are a dollar. Temper your enthusiasm. — Bryan

 

81 comments to This Biscuit = Gravy Train

  • Kevin M. | July 19, 2008 at 8:32 am |

    I got my tickets for tonights Biscuits game. I was hoping Price would be pitching tonight but now I just have to hope that Rocco Baldelli is playing.

  • Philly William | July 19, 2008 at 8:39 am |

    Don’t bash Dollar Dog Nights. It gives us gems like this:

    http://deadspin.com/...

    And to bring it back to the uniforms, this is what happens at dollar dog night – a guy in an O’s hat holds down a Mets fan while a Phils fan in a green jersey pummels him.

    http://cache.deadspi...

  • scott | July 19, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    There really are no drawing cards in the minor leagues. Now if a major leaguer is rehabbing, that can bring out the big crowds.

  • dam | July 19, 2008 at 9:30 am |

    am i missing the punch line? i don’t get the whole article except that biscuits is a cool name. what am i missing?

  • Ricko | July 19, 2008 at 9:38 am |

    Was looking through late posts from last night and as was scanning, a sentence jumped out.

    “Orange pants a big plus.”

    I started thinking…Okay now, where other than, oh, say, a Clown site does that sentence make any sense at all?

  • Ricko | July 19, 2008 at 9:44 am |

    [quote comment=”280771″]am i missing the punch line? i don’t get the whole article except that biscuits is a cool name. what am i missing?[/quote]

    I think that was it. Hey, it’s the weekend.

    About those new Utah football unis. Considering what’s being foised on us these days…not so bad.

    Speaking of minor league team names. I remember when the Colt .45s changed to Astros, one columnist wondered if the .45s farm team known as the Colt .22s would change its name to the “Half-Astros.”

  • Ricko | July 19, 2008 at 9:49 am |

    Hmmm…wonder which minor league teams have the longest run with their nickname?

    Buffalo Bisons, Rochester Red Wings and Durham Bulls first come to mind.

    I’m sure there are others. Take it…anyone.

  • The Ol Goaler | July 19, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”280774″]Hmmm…wonder which minor league teams have the longest run with their nickname?

    Buffalo Bisons, Rochester Red Wings and Durham Bulls first come to mind.

    I’m sure there are others. Take it…anyone.[/quote]
    The Arkansas Travelers have used that nickname since their inception in 1895 as the Little Rock Travelers, changing their name to include the entire state in 1957. The Travs now play in North Little Rock, since the opening of Dickey-Stephens Park last season.

  • Ricko | July 19, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    Has Memphis had any seasons when they weren’t Chicks?

  • u2-horn | July 19, 2008 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”280771″]am i missing the punch line? i don’t get the whole article except that biscuits is a cool name. what am i missing?[/quote]
    The line from the article which states that Price is “opening” for the Biscuits. Makes him sound like the warm-up act.

  • u2-horn | July 19, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    (The photo’s caption is what says that actually.)

  • Steve | July 19, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”280774″]Hmmm…wonder which minor league teams have the longest run with their nickname?

    Buffalo Bisons, Rochester Red Wings and Durham Bulls first come to mind.

    I’m sure there are others. Take it…anyone.[/quote]

    The Toldeo Mud Hens have had their nickname since 1902, with the exception of a couple of interruptions in the teens and 50s-60s.

  • Ricko | July 19, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    Hey, look, Gene Autry in his first starring film, a serial called THE PHANTOM EMPIRE.

    And he’s wearing, I think, a Pirates’ red vest…or something close to it.

    http://latimesblogs....

  • Marty Met | July 19, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”280776″]Has Memphis had any seasons when they weren’t Chicks?[/quote]

    Yeah. More often than not there wasn’t a Chicks team.

    The past 10 years they have been the Redbirds.
    From 1960 – 1967 there wasn’t any team in Memphis. From 1968 – 1976 they were called the Memphis Blues.

    So basically in the past 50 season there was a team called the Chicks for only 19 of them.

  • Ricko | July 19, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”280781″][quote comment=”280776″]Has Memphis had any seasons when they weren’t Chicks?[/quote]

    Yeah. More often than not there wasn’t a Chicks team.

    The past 10 years they have been the Redbirds.
    From 1960 – 1967 there wasn’t any team in Memphis. From 1968 – 1976 they were called the Memphis Blues.

    So basically in the past 50 season there was a team called the Chicks for only 19 of them.[/quote]

    That’s what I thought, and why I asked.
    So Buffalo, Rochester, Durham and Arkansas still among the few with no interruptions at all?

  • Roger Faso | July 19, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    I don’t see what could be considered offensive to anyone one.

  • Dan Stevens | July 19, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”280774″]Hmmm…wonder which minor league teams have the longest run with their nickname?

    Buffalo Bisons, Rochester Red Wings and Durham Bulls first come to mind.

    I’m sure there are others. Take it…anyone.[/quote]
    The Durham Bulls nickname has been around since 1913, but the “franchise” has gone under many name changes since. Notably:
    Durham Tobacconists (1902)
    Raleigh-Durham Mets (1968)
    Raleigh-Durham Phillies (1969)
    Raleigh-Durham Triangles (1970-71)

    Also, the franchise as you knew it in the movie Bull Durham was actually moved and renamed the Danville 97s, (which has since moved and been renamed the Myrtle Beach Pelicans) so a new AAA franchise could be started in Durham using the same name.
    ——

    Chattanooga Lookouts of the Southern League (AA) have had the same nickname since 1885

    Birmingham Barons of the Southern League (AA) have had the same nickname since 1886

    Toledo Mud Hens of the International League (AAA) have been using the name since 1902, but there have been times throughout its history where it was renamed.

    Syracuse Chiefs of the International League (AAA) have been using the name since 1936, but from 1997-2006 they were known as the SkyChiefs

    Indianapolis Indians of the International League (AAA) have been using the nickname since 1902

    Rochester Red Wings of the International League (AAA) have been using the nickname since 1929

    Portland Beavers of the Pacific Coast League (AAA) have been using the nickname off and on since 1906

    Stockton Ports of the California League (A) have been using their nickname since 1946

    Lynchburg Hillcats of the Carolina League (A) have been using their nickname since 1886

    Eugene Emeralds of the Northwest League (A) have retained their nickname since 1955

    And that pretty much covers it all

  • Roger Faso | July 19, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    In honor of his retirement, I present one of his least remebered uni-cameos.

    http://cache.viewima...

    Future member of the Hall of Really Good Players That Just Weren’t Good Enough to be Considered Famous.

  • Roger Faso | July 19, 2008 at 11:26 am |

    After further consideration, the name Hall of Really Good Players That Just Weren’t Good Enough to be Considered Famous will now be known as the Hall of Really Good Players That Didn’t Hit 500 Homers, 3,000 Hits, Win 300 Games or Strikeout 3,000 Dudes.

  • Roger Faso | July 19, 2008 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”280786″]After further consideration, the name Hall of Really Good Players That Just Weren’t Good Enough to be Considered Famous will now be known as the Hall of Really Good Players That Didn’t Hit 500 Homers, 3,000 Hits, Win 300 Games or Strikeout 3,000 Dudes.[/quote]

    Until a proper location can be found, the Hall will exist in My Documents. Current members include Vida Blue, Carney Lansford, Bert Campanaris, Terry Steinbach, Kenny Stabler and Chris Mullin.

    Until a proper location can be found, the Hall will exist in My Documents. Current members include Vida Blue, Carney Lansford, Bert Campanaris, Terry Steinbach, Kenny Stabler and Chris Mullin.

  • Dave Soline | July 19, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    Hey, at least its not the Swooshstika!
    http://sports.yahoo....

  • =bg= | July 19, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    http://sports.yahoo....

    logo creep, indeed.

  • Wade | July 19, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    The Chicago Blackhawks will be retiring #3 in the upcoming season, in honour of both Pierre Pilote and Keith Magnuson.

    They also named Jonathan Toews as team Captain.

  • Roger Faso | July 19, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    Here’s a good weekend topic starter that we haven’t done in a while …

    Best Fictitious Baseball Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Bingo Long Travelling All-Stars and Motor Kings (same name)

    http://lh5.ggpht.com...

    Best Fictitious Basketball Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Pittsburgh Pisces (The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh)

    http://www.starself....

    Best Fictitious Football Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Bakersfield Tigers (The Best of Times)

    http://www.mghelmets...

    Best Fictitious Hockey Uniform in a Film or Television Show: The Chiefs (Slapshot)

    http://photos.timmac...

    Best Fictitious Soccer Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Allied POWs (Victory)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk...

    Best Football Uniform Accuracy in a Film or Television Show: Everybody’s All American

    http://www.cinemarts...

    Best Baseball Uniform Accuracy in a Film or Television Show: Major League

    http://sportsthought...

    Best Hockey Uniform Accuracy in a Film or Television Show: The Love Guru

    http://www.firstshow...

    Let’s read your picks.

    Tomorrow we could to the Worst Ofs.

  • Greg | July 19, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”280773″][quote comment=”280771″]am i missing the punch line? i don’t get the whole article except that biscuits is a cool name. what am i missing?[/quote]

    I think that was it. Hey, it’s the weekend.

    About those new Utah football unis. Considering what’s being foised on us these days…not so bad.

    Speaking of minor league team names. I remember when the Colt .45s changed to Astros, one columnist wondered if the .45s farm team known as the Colt .22s would change its name to the “Half-Astros.”[/quote]
    The best thing would have been if they called them the “Half-Stros” LOL That has a sweet ring to it!

  • Nicholas Bean | July 19, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    the San Antonio Missions (Texas League) have been around since 1932

  • Stuby | July 19, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    I live in Huntsville and we have most uninspired name in the Southern League – the Stars. Why couldn’t they be the “Saturn V’s” or the “Von Brauns”?

  • Ricko | July 19, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”280791″]Here’s a good weekend topic starter that we haven’t done in a while …

    Best Fictitious Baseball Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Bingo Long Travelling All-Stars and Motor Kings (same name)

    http://lh5.ggpht.com...

    Best Fictitious Basketball Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Pittsburgh Pisces (The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh)

    http://www.starself....

    Best Fictitious Football Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Bakersfield Tigers (The Best of Times)

    http://www.mghelmets...

    Best Fictitious Hockey Uniform in a Film or Television Show: The Chiefs (Slapshot)

    http://photos.timmac...

    Best Fictitious Soccer Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Allied POWs (Victory)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk...

    Best Football Uniform Accuracy in a Film or Television Show: Everybody’s All American

    http://www.cinemarts...

    Best Baseball Uniform Accuracy in a Film or Television Show: Major League

    http://sportsthought...

    Best Hockey Uniform Accuracy in a Film or Television Show: The Love Guru

    http://www.firstshow...

    Let’s read your picks.

    Tomorrow we could to the Worst Ofs.[/quote]

    Would also nominate THE NATURAL, both for best ficticious uniform (New York Knights) and for accuracy.

    North Dallas Bulls in NORTH DALLAS FORTY not bad, although pretty much a Raider knockoff.

    NFL unis pretty accurate in NUMBER ONE, too.
    http://i2.iofferphot...

    THE PROGRAM good for ficticious football.

    Hmmm…found this:
    http://www.misterhab...

  • Kevin M. | July 19, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”280794″]I live in Huntsville and we have most uninspired name in the Southern League – the Stars. Why couldn’t they be the “Saturn V’s” or the “Von Brauns”?[/quote]

    But you have the Chargers and the Havoc that play at the Von Braun center.

  • BS | July 19, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”280772″]Was looking through late posts from last night and as was scanning, a sentence jumped out.

    “Orange pants a big plus.”

    I started thinking…Okay now, where other than, oh, say, a Clown site does that sentence make any sense at all?[/quote]
    talking about tennessee unis for this season

  • Ricko | July 19, 2008 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”280797″][quote comment=”280772″]Was looking through late posts from last night and as was scanning, a sentence jumped out.

    “Orange pants a big plus.”

    I started thinking…Okay now, where other than, oh, say, a Clown site does that sentence make any sense at all?[/quote]
    talking about tennessee unis for this season[/quote]

    I know that, sheesh. Just meant taken out of context its a funny sentence.

    Unless, of course, you’re explaining it to those who missed it, in which case, yes, would be a good idea. LOL

  • Ricko | July 19, 2008 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”280797″][quote comment=”280772″]Was looking through late posts from last night and as was scanning, a sentence jumped out.

    “Orange pants a big plus.”

    I started thinking…Okay now, where other than, oh, say, a Clown site does that sentence make any sense at all?[/quote]
    talking about tennessee unis for this season[/quote]

    Let me rephraise so there’s no confusion…

    Okay now, except maybe a Clown site, where other than here would someone say…
    “Orange pants a big plus”
    …and have it make any sense at all?

  • Dave | July 19, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    If any of this offends you, I’m sure there’s something else going on around the internet that will suit your fancy

    Worst marketing slogan ever.

  • Nick | July 19, 2008 at 1:31 pm |

    Bryan why are you so negative all the time? Looking back over the past 5 weekend posts (that’s as far back as I went) you insult someone every single time. I know there’s been a long tradition of ripping crappy uniforms here, but your overall negative tone is bringin’ me down.

  • Mike | July 19, 2008 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”280801″]Bryan why are you so negative all the time? Looking back over the past 5 weekend posts (that’s as far back as I went) you insult someone every single time. I know there’s been a long tradition of ripping crappy uniforms here, but your overall negative tone is bringin’ me down.[/quote]
    Are you serious man? Like really fucking serious? Who the HELL did he insult today? Sounds like your just feeling like giving a bitching on a Saturday morning.

  • Bryan Redemske | July 19, 2008 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”280783″]I don’t see what could be considered offensive to anyone one.[/quote]

    I agree, but people get worked up no matter what I post. I could even post a picture of dear, sweet, beloved Barbaro and people would be pissed. I mean, come on! It’s Barbaro. It’s illegal to dislike him. Thus, the disclaimer.

  • tim | July 19, 2008 at 2:15 pm |

    I just hope the biscuits played chemical warfare brigade

  • Ricko | July 19, 2008 at 2:16 pm |

    I’ll post this again, even though I did yesterday, because I just found it and thought it might be of interest to anyone looking to outift their team with some great stirrups in about any color combination you can imagine (min. order 12 pr).

    And, because of that, don’t want anyone to miss it.

    http://www.twincityk...

  • Ricko | July 19, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”280805″]I’ll post this again, even though I did yesterday, because I just found it and thought it might be of interest to anyone looking to outift their team with some great stirrups in about any color combination you can imagine (min. order 12 pr).

    And, because of that, don’t want anyone to miss it.

    http://www.twincityk...

    The single-letter embroidery is on its own page. Gotta browse a little. Enjoy. And imagine the possibilities.

  • odessa steps | July 19, 2008 at 2:29 pm |

    I think the Bryan hate is now just schtick.

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | July 19, 2008 at 2:34 pm |

    Turns out I can’t do links very well.

    Pic One: http://i.cdn.turner....(solomon).jpg

    Pic Two: http://i.cdn.turner....

    Pic Three: http://i.cdn.turner....

  • Vincent A. Cipollone | July 19, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    Christ…

    Pic One: http://i.cdn.turner....(solomon).jpg

  • Jim | July 19, 2008 at 2:38 pm |

    looks like the new NBA team is going to be OKC Thunder:

    http://www.koco.com /sports/16925692/det ail.html

    Is there any way Uni Watch can get a petition going against this? What a terrble way to start off a franchise.

  • Jim | July 19, 2008 at 2:40 pm |

    Better Link

  • Jordan Pope | July 19, 2008 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”280811″]looks like the new NBA team is going to be OKC Thunder:

    http://www.koco.com /sports/16925692/det ail.html

    Is there any way Uni Watch can get a petition going against this? What a terrble way to start off a franchise.[/quote]

    I thought barons was a pretty good one but hey I don’t really care that much. It’s not like I live in Oklahoma.

  • Dan Stevens | July 19, 2008 at 2:57 pm |

    Virginia Tech head coach Frank Beamer’s official website put out pictures of the new uniforms on players today… not too bad, not too great

    http://beamerball.co...

    they’re actually not going to look that bad with pads underneath… still not the greatest, but they’re not half as bad as I originally thought they would be

  • Greg | July 19, 2008 at 3:00 pm |

    i’m proud to say i own the same hat Mr. Price is donning in the above picture. thank you All-Star Fan Fest at PNC Park!

    it has to be the coolest team name and logo in the history of sports.

  • Dan Stevens | July 19, 2008 at 3:00 pm |

    One thing that is interesting to note on the new VT football uniforms… it appears as if Nike has sewn padding into the jerseys themselves…

    http://www.beamerbal...

    Look at Glennon’s right shoulder… looks like there is padding sewn in underneath the uniform

  • BurghFan | July 19, 2008 at 4:22 pm |

    To answer a question from yesterday, the Pirates didn’t have the centennial patch on their uniforms in 1969. I’m afraid I have no idea why.

  • Paul F. | July 19, 2008 at 4:32 pm |

    The Carolina Hurricanes made their new black 3rd jerseys official http://www.newsobser...

    …and according to this quote, GM Jim Rutherford actually has common sense: “We wouldn’t wear it opening night,” Rutherford said. “Our jerseys as they are now are really nice jerseys in red and they’re really popular.”

  • LarenR | July 19, 2008 at 4:44 pm |

    This isn’t related to anything, but…

    I went to the SF/MIL game last night (and got my Crazy Crab Bobblehead, Stuby) with my fifteen year old sister. I spent the first half of the game explaining to her why CC, Prince Fielder, et al looked ridiculous in there pajama pants. She immediately agreed…another convet.

    Interestingly, the best dressed person on the field was the Brewers’ bat boy. He had snug fitting pants and high socks. The NOB was BAT BOY, but what was weird was that his jersey was #99. I have seen “BB” or the current year (ie, 08 for this season) lots of times, but never this (well, not since 1999, I suppose). Any Wisconsinites with any insight?

  • slurpeeman | July 19, 2008 at 5:10 pm |

    I don’t get it: Are you saying Brian May sucks, or Gun ‘n’ Roses? Or both?

  • Beerguy | July 19, 2008 at 5:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”280819″]The Carolina Hurricanes made their new black 3rd jerseys official http://www.newsobser...
    [/quote]
    From the story:
    [quote]The Hurricanes are one of three NHL teams not to use a third jersey at some point, with the Red Wings and New Jersey Devils the others.[/quote]

    As much as I dislike the Devils this is one reason to…well…give them a little credit.

  • Beerguy | July 19, 2008 at 5:45 pm |

    Also, I don’t recall the Canadiens using an alternate jersey, other than a throwback type.
    And I really dislike them.

  • James Craven | July 19, 2008 at 6:31 pm |

    Hey, coulda been worse in the Southern League. Remember this?

  • Bryan Redemske | July 19, 2008 at 6:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”280821″]I don’t get it: Are you saying Brian May sucks, or Gun ‘n’ Roses? Or both?[/quote]

    Neither sucks. Well, now Guns n’ Roses sucks, but they didn’t in the early 1990s. Brian May was quite good, and if David Price is generating that kind of excitement opening for the Biscuits, then the Biscuits must be AWESOME. Just like Guns n’ Roses was for about an 18-month span from 1991-92.

  • smitty | July 19, 2008 at 6:54 pm |

    add the Spokane Indians (1903) to the minor league list for lengthy moniker history.

  • Shawn | July 19, 2008 at 6:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”280811″]looks like the new NBA team is going to be OKC Thunder:

    http://www.koco.com /sports/16925692/det ail.html

    Is there any way Uni Watch can get a petition going against this? What a terrble way to start off a franchise.[/quote]

    Maybe they’re just trying to stick with something to do with sound. :)

  • Chris | July 19, 2008 at 7:18 pm |

    1. How come the Orioles are wearing a black armband?

    2. If I remember right, Lynchburg was the Lynchburg Mets when they were a Mets farm club in the 80s.

  • Ricko | July 19, 2008 at 7:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”280828″]1. How come the Orioles are wearing a black armband?

    2. If I remember right, Lynchburg was the Lynchburg Mets when they were a Mets farm club in the 80s.[/quote]

    For Jim McKay, who also was a minority owner of the Orioles.

  • Chris | July 19, 2008 at 7:35 pm |

    D’oh!

  • Lightninstavros | July 19, 2008 at 7:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”280811″]looks like the new NBA team is going to be OKC Thunder:

    http://www.koco.com /sports/16925692/det ail.html

    Is there any way Uni Watch can get a petition going against this? What a terrble way to start off a franchise.[/quote]

    No Offense if you are an OKC native, but I sincerely hope the team folds whithin a year and Bennett deveops and incurable, painful and disfiguring disease.

  • Curtis | July 19, 2008 at 7:57 pm |

    The mariners and indians wore 1980’s throwback uniforms today
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Dan | July 19, 2008 at 8:06 pm |

    On the Mets telecast, they just showed Billy Wagner in the dugout, and he was wearing his jersey with the All-Star patch. Wonder how that ended up happening.

  • Stuby | July 19, 2008 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”280820″]This isn’t related to anything, but…

    I went to the SF/MIL game last night (and got my Crazy Crab Bobblehead, Stuby) with my fifteen year old sister. I spent the first half of the game explaining to her why CC, Prince Fielder, et al looked ridiculous in there pajama pants. She immediately agreed…another convet.

    Interestingly, the best dressed person on the field was the Brewers’ bat boy. He had snug fitting pants and high socks. The NOB was BAT BOY, but what was weird was that his jersey was #99. I have seen “BB” or the current year (ie, 08 for this season) lots of times, but never this (well, not since 1999, I suppose). Any Wisconsinites with any insight?[/quote]
    Awesome about that Crab bobblehead. Best Anti-Mascot ever!

  • kj | July 19, 2008 at 8:57 pm |

    Aside from hating that the team is moving, what’s wrong with Thunder?

  • James Craven | July 19, 2008 at 9:02 pm |

    It could all be better if…

    Wait for it…

    “The Price is Right.”

    *rimshot*

  • Bryan Redemske | July 19, 2008 at 9:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”280836″]It could all be better if…

    Wait for it…

    “The Price is Right.”

    *rimshot*[/quote]

    come on — biscuits and gravy, man!

  • Roger Faso | July 19, 2008 at 9:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”280825″][quote comment=”280821″]I don’t get it: Are you saying Brian May sucks, or Gun ‘n’ Roses? Or both?[/quote]

    Neither sucks. Well, now Guns n’ Roses sucks, but they didn’t in the early 1990s. Brian May was quite good, and if David Price is generating that kind of excitement opening for the Biscuits, then the Biscuits must be AWESOME. Just like Guns n’ Roses was for about an 18-month span from 1991-92.[/quote]

    C’mon, Bryan. The Appetite lineup and content was far better than the Illusion lineup and content. I recommend youtubing GnR live at the Ritz ’88.

  • SWW | July 19, 2008 at 9:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”280831″]No Offense if you are an OKC native, but I sincerely hope the team folds whithin a year and Bennett deveops and incurable, painful and disfiguring disease.[/quote]

    Hate to break it to you, but those hopes usually end up fruitless. Just ask fans of the Hartford Whalers.

  • =bg= | July 19, 2008 at 9:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”280834″][quote comment=”280820″]This isn’t related to anything, but…

    I went to the SF/MIL game last night (and got my Crazy Crab Bobblehead, Stuby) with my fifteen year old sister. I spent the first half of the game explaining to her why CC, Prince Fielder, et al looked ridiculous in there pajama pants. She immediately agreed…another convet.

    Interestingly, the best dressed person on the field was the Brewers’ bat boy. He had snug fitting pants and high socks. The NOB was BAT BOY, but what was weird was that his jersey was #99. I have seen “BB” or the current year (ie, 08 for this season) lots of times, but never this (well, not since 1999, I suppose). Any Wisconsinites with any insight?[/quote]
    Awesome about that Crab bobblehead. Best Anti-Mascot ever![/quote]

    That CC bobble is just….ugly. But I will be there next Sunday for my Matt Cain Bobble, to go next to my (urp) Zito Bobble. And next year, if all goes well, a Lincecum Bobble seems appropriate.

  • DP30 | July 19, 2008 at 10:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”280811″]looks like the new NBA team is going to be OKC Thunder:

    http://www.koco.com /sports/16925692/det ail.html

    Is there any way Uni Watch can get a petition going against this? What a terrble way to start off a franchise.[/quote]

    I’m personally more in favor of the “Outlaws” nickname that the article suggests was one of the main options.

    Not only would it be delicious irony, given the fact that they had to reach a court settlement to move the team…but it would also make me think of the USFL and the old Oklahoma (later Arizona) Outlaws. We need more latent references to the USFL. :)

  • Patrick | July 20, 2008 at 12:00 am |

    So the whole idea of OKC basketball came to fruition when Hurricane Katrina came and moved the Hornets out of New Orleans, right?

    And they’re naming the team Thunder? Hm.

  • nick | July 20, 2008 at 1:25 am |

    [quote comment=”280795″][quote comment=”280791″]Here’s a good weekend topic starter that we haven’t done in a while …

    Best Fictitious Baseball Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Bingo Long Travelling All-Stars and Motor Kings (same name)

    http://lh5.ggpht.com...

    Best Fictitious Basketball Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Pittsburgh Pisces (The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh)

    http://www.starself....

    Best Fictitious Football Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Bakersfield Tigers (The Best of Times)

    http://www.mghelmets...

    Best Fictitious Hockey Uniform in a Film or Television Show: The Chiefs (Slapshot)

    http://photos.timmac...

    Best Fictitious Soccer Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Allied POWs (Victory)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk...

    Best Football Uniform Accuracy in a Film or Television Show: Everybody’s All American

    http://www.cinemarts...

    Best Baseball Uniform Accuracy in a Film or Television Show: Major League

    http://sportsthought...

    Best Hockey Uniform Accuracy in a Film or Television Show: The Love Guru

    http://www.firstshow...

    Let’s read your picks.

    Tomorrow we could to the Worst Ofs.[/quote]

    Would also nominate THE NATURAL, both for best ficticious uniform (New York Knights) and for accuracy.

    North Dallas Bulls in NORTH DALLAS FORTY not bad, although pretty much a Raider knockoff.

    NFL unis pretty accurate in NUMBER ONE, too.
    http://i2.iofferphot...

    THE PROGRAM good for ficticious football.

    Hmmm…found this:
    http://www.misterhab...

    BEST FOOTBALL UNIFORMS IN ANY MOVIE …..

    School Ties … 1940’s uniforms for 4-5 teams, it ranks right there with THE NATURAL for great uniforms.

    By the way, it has ALWAYS been my belief that THE NATURAL kick-started the large-scale interest in Throwback hats and jerseys that have been the bedrock of Mitchell & Ness and Ebbets Field Flannels. thank heavens for that movie …..

  • LarenR | July 20, 2008 at 2:12 am |

    [quote comment=”280840″][quote comment=”280834″][quote comment=”280820″]This isn’t related to anything, but…

    I went to the SF/MIL game last night (and got my Crazy Crab Bobblehead, Stuby) with my fifteen year old sister. I spent the first half of the game explaining to her why CC, Prince Fielder, et al looked ridiculous in there pajama pants. She immediately agreed…another convet.

    Interestingly, the best dressed person on the field was the Brewers’ bat boy. He had snug fitting pants and high socks. The NOB was BAT BOY, but what was weird was that his jersey was #99. I have seen “BB” or the current year (ie, 08 for this season) lots of times, but never this (well, not since 1999, I suppose). Any Wisconsinites with any insight?[/quote]
    Awesome about that Crab bobblehead. Best Anti-Mascot ever![/quote]

    That CC bobble is just….ugly. But I will be there next Sunday for my Matt Cain Bobble, to go next to my (urp) Zito Bobble. And next year, if all goes well, a Lincecum Bobble seems appropriate.[/quote]

    Of course it’s ugly, it’s the Crazy Crab! It was fun to boo him again.

  • Kevin M. | July 20, 2008 at 2:30 am |

    [quote comment=”280837″][quote comment=”280836″]It could all be better if…

    Wait for it…

    “The Price is Right.”

    *rimshot*[/quote]

    come on — biscuits and gravy, man![/quote]

    Actually for the South it’s biscuits and syrup (which they sell at the Biscuits games). Just got back and all of the Biscuits players had pants pulled up to the knees with high socks showing. The Brimingham Barons had on their new Red alt tops all with pajama pants on. It’s too bad the Biscuits lost in 10.

  • Scott | July 20, 2008 at 9:14 am |

    Uh, dude, Guns ‘n Roses was “AWESOME” longer than the period of “91-92.”

    Frankly, they blitzed the scene in ’87 with Welcome to the Jungle. From that point, it was on … at least up until about ’93.

    PS – Where’s the love for the greatest fictious high school basketball uniforms in history …
    Hickory Huskers, a la “Milan High School” in Indiana?

  • Josh | July 20, 2008 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”280791″]Here’s a good weekend topic starter that we haven’t done in a while …

    Best Fictitious Baseball Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Bingo Long Travelling All-Stars and Motor Kings (same name)

    http://lh5.ggpht.com...

    Best Fictitious Basketball Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Pittsburgh Pisces (The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh)

    http://www.starself....

    Best Fictitious Football Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Bakersfield Tigers (The Best of Times)

    http://www.mghelmets...

    Best Fictitious Hockey Uniform in a Film or Television Show: The Chiefs (Slapshot)

    http://photos.timmac...

    Best Fictitious Soccer Uniform in a Film or Television Show: Allied POWs (Victory)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk...

    Best Football Uniform Accuracy in a Film or Television Show: Everybody’s All American

    http://www.cinemarts...

    Best Baseball Uniform Accuracy in a Film or Television Show: Major League

    http://sportsthought...

    Best Hockey Uniform Accuracy in a Film or Television Show: The Love Guru

    http://www.firstshow...

    Let’s read your picks.

    Tomorrow we could to the Worst Ofs.[/quote]

    my pick for best fictious and uniform accuracy for the nba. Like Mike

    http://images.google...

  • James Craven | July 20, 2008 at 8:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”280837″][quote comment=”280836″]“It could all be better if…

    “Wait for it…

    “‘The Price is Right.'”

    *rimshot*[/quote]

    “Come on — biscuits and gravy, man!”[/quote]

    I expected a Bob Barker reference there, Bryan…or at least a Drew Carey comment. But you my friend, you threw a Jesse (Terry Gordy, Jr.) and Festus WWE SmackDown! theme music comment out of left field.

  • Jeremiah | July 20, 2008 at 11:15 pm |

    I think the point Bryan was trying to make was that an up and coming minor league player should not be the draw. What he failed to realize is that Price put up these stats his last year at Vandy (11-1 2.63 ERA 194 K’s in 133.1 innings pitched) and is expected to be with the Tampa Bay (Devil) Rays before the end of the season. A Lefty with mid to upper 90’s heat and control? That’s something I’d pay $7 at a minor league park to see.

  • James Craven | July 24, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    My point was about the pitcher’s name, and a pun on America’s most beloved (and longest running) game show, might I add.

    And with that, subject closed.