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WNBA Dress Code … Not Enforced (Non-existent?)

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As we were all made aware a few years back, the NBA instituted a dress code for players on the bench. It’s relatively simple — don’t look like an ass … and wear a collared shirt. But a huge, gigantic deal was made of it, and a turned into a huge racial thing. That story had legs for weeks. I’m going to guess nobody’s going to get riled up about these two (Candace Wiggins and Charde Houston of Minnesota, both injured), but that’s definitely not business casual. Of course, I didn’t actually find a WNBA dress code — just a kooky feminist rant in the Google results. And those are fine — it’s just not what I was looking for. If that’s your thing, rant on, Uni Watchers. Otherwise … well, I have no other suggestions. — Bryan

 

81 comments to WNBA Dress Code … Not Enforced (Non-existent?)

  • The Ol Goaler | July 26, 2008 at 8:54 am |

    Meh… those ladies’ clothing fits the “don’t look like an ass” rule just fine, IMO… besides, isn’t it summertime when comfort becomes more important?

    The league’s uniforms, however… Yecch!

  • JoshP | July 26, 2008 at 9:08 am |

    [quote comment=”281987″]Meh… those ladies’ clothing fits the “don’t look like an ass” rule just fine, IMO… besides, isn’t it summertime when comfort becomes more important?

    The league’s uniforms, however… Yecch![/quote]

    My favorite things about that picture are the empty seats.

  • Jordan Sogn | July 26, 2008 at 9:38 am |

    Some nice pics of the Oklahoma equipment room for the tackle football team. Love the background with the various helmets from other NCAA teams & the helmets from NFL teams that former Sooners play for now.

    http://soonersports....

  • The Ghost of Ross Gload | July 26, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    Bryan’s snarkiness is the main reason I stop by Uniwatch on the weekends. And now it’s missing.

    Sigh. Stupid Nike-lovers ruining the fun.

  • Steven | July 26, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”281989″]Some nice pics of the Oklahoma equipment room for the tackle football team. Love the background with the various helmets from other NCAA teams & the helmets from NFL teams that former Sooners play for now.

    http://soonersports....

    Very cool photos! Something like that could get me to commit if I were a recruit. Shows a lot of respect. Quite a collection

    Changing topics, NBA down to 6 names: Barons, Bison, Wind, Thunder, Marshalls(sic) and Energy. ESPN points out it should be Marshals. I think we can check off Wind(whoever came up with that name should be fired). I like Bison, but think it will be nixed because we already have Bulls. Energy would be an interesting pick, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. I do think Energy is the only one that sounds better with Oklahoma City as oppossed to just Oklahoma.

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

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | July 26, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”281991″][quote comment=”281989″]Some nice pics of the Oklahoma equipment room for the tackle football team. Love the background with the various helmets from other NCAA teams & the helmets from NFL teams that former Sooners play for now.

    http://soonersports....

    Very cool photos! Something like that could get me to commit if I were a recruit. Shows a lot of respect. Quite a collection

    Changing topics, NBA down to 6 names: Barons, Bison, Wind, Thunder, Marshalls(sic) and Energy. ESPN points out it should be Marshals. I think we can check off Wind(whoever came up with that name should be fired). I like Bison, but think it will be nixed because we already have Bulls. Energy would be an interesting pick, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. I do think Energy is the only one that sounds better with Oklahoma City as oppossed to just Oklahoma.

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

    Barons or Marshalls would be my pick, everything else just sounds Amateur league-esque.

  • mike | July 26, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    I’m not sure about the rest of the uni-watch faithful… but I thought the new Oklahoma City franchise should be the Oklahoma City Outlaws.

    Harkens back to the frontier and “wild-west days”, the grammactical alliteration makes the name roll off the tongue… besides the logo and uniforms would look cool.

    Maybe black, gold, and burgundy for the colors?

  • Heath | July 26, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    Changing topics, NBA down to 6 names: Barons, Bison, Wind, Thunder, Marshalls(sic) and Energy. ESPN points out it should be Marshals. I think we can check off Wind(whoever came up with that name should be fired). I like Bison, but think it will be nixed because we already have Bulls. Energy would be an interesting pick, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. I do think Energy is the only one that sounds better with Oklahoma City as oppossed to just Oklahoma.

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

    Hell, I live in Oklahoma and I would like to see the Barons personally. Marshals would be cool though, Marshalls would not. I’ll bet the only reason it was misspelled is because someone from Oklahoma submitted the name.

  • Brandon | July 26, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    Just wanted to say I ordered a “Ripken Rookie” Orioles hat from Distant Replays. I couldn’t be happier with it and the shipping was super fast. I highly recommend them.

    Now if they could only carry the New Era St. Louis Browns caps again….

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | July 26, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    I don’t see the problem with the ladies’ attire. The whole NBA dress code is based on the whole Allen Iverson thing.

    http://images.starpu...

    http://www.mugshots....

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | July 26, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”281994″]I’m not sure about the rest of the uni-watch faithful… but I thought the new Oklahoma City franchise should be the Oklahoma City Outlaws.

    Harkens back to the frontier and “wild-west days”, the grammactical alliteration makes the name roll off the tongue… besides the logo and uniforms would look cool.

    Maybe black, gold, and burgundy for the colors?[/quote]

    You got my vote. You had me at “black, gold, burgundy”

  • Dave | July 26, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”281995″]Changing topics, NBA down to 6 names: Barons, Bison, Wind, Thunder, Marshalls(sic) and Energy. ESPN points out it should be Marshals. I think we can check off Wind(whoever came up with that name should be fired). I like Bison, but think it will be nixed because we already have Bulls. Energy would be an interesting pick, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. I do think Energy is the only one that sounds better with Oklahoma City as oppossed to just Oklahoma.

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

    Hell, I live in Oklahoma and I would like to see the Barons personally. Marshals would be cool though, Marshalls would not. I’ll bet the only reason it was misspelled is because someone from Oklahoma submitted the name.[/quote]

    I agree. I rank the names:
    1. Barons
    2. Marshalls (or Marshals)
    (drop off)
    3. Thunder
    4. Bison
    (big drop off)
    5. Energy
    6. Wind

  • muddlehead | July 26, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    outlaws gets my vote. no brainer.

  • Juan Grande | July 26, 2008 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”281994″]I’m not sure about the rest of the uni-watch faithful… but I thought the new Oklahoma City franchise should be the Oklahoma City Outlaws.

    Harkens back to the frontier and “wild-west days”, the grammactical alliteration makes the name roll off the tongue… besides the logo and uniforms would look cool.

    Maybe black, gold, and burgundy for the colors?[/quote]

    Am I the only one here that gets a kick out of naming an NBA team the “Outlaws”? Seems to me to be a fiat accompli.

  • Ryan | July 26, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    Its weird to see them pick Energy. I live in Iowa and out D-League team is the Iowa Energy. If OKC did pick Energy, would that mean we’d get a new nickname? I sure hope not… because I’d hate to see how they’ll out do the Iowa Chops!

  • cory d | July 26, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    Outlaws is far and away the best choice for OKC, although i guess barons or marshalls would be pretty good as well

  • Eriq Jaffe | July 26, 2008 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”281994″]I’m not sure about the rest of the uni-watch faithful… but I thought the new Oklahoma City franchise should be the Oklahoma City Outlaws.

    Harkens back to the frontier and “wild-west days”[/quote]And the USFL!

  • Stan aka the took | July 26, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    I’ve been to three WNBA games while they’re not amazingly awesome it’s pretty fun and the food and beer is cheap.

    and as for the name.

    The Oklahoma Energetic Thundering Bison & Windy Marshal Barons

    No?

  • =bg= | July 26, 2008 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”282003″]Outlaws is far and away the best choice for OKC, although i guess barons or marshalls would be pretty good as well[/quote]

    Yeah, I agree it sounds right. But I bet they don’t use it due to the negative crime imagery. Remember, the Wizards were the Baltimore Bullets for a long time. And they changed that longtime name for that very reason.

    PS- great photos of the OU room.

  • Juan Grande | July 26, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    Not Uni-related but sports related…. Anyone want to take a tour of Mike Tyson’s old house?

    http://illicitohio.i...

  • Stuby | July 26, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”282002″]Its weird to see them pick Energy. I live in Iowa and out D-League team is the Iowa Energy. If OKC did pick Energy, would that mean we’d get a new nickname? I sure hope not… because I’d hate to see how they’ll out do the Iowa Chops![/quote]
    If that were the case, I’d go with the Iowa Loins.

  • Mike | July 26, 2008 at 1:08 pm |

    I hope everyone noticed that while their uniforms leave a lot to be desired, Team USA was not the worst dressed squad in last night’s exhibition against Canada.

  • Mike | July 26, 2008 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”282006″] Remember, the Wizards were the Baltimore Bullets for a long time. And they changed that longtime name for that very reason.[/quote]

    They changed the name because they wanted to sell new jerseys as they moved into the MCI Center – the talk about “Bullets” being too violent was just an excuse. It may be true that “Bullets” is inappropriate (I personally don’t think so), but that the reason Abe Pollin changed the name. He certainly doesn’t mind selling throwback merchandise.

    Also, passing over Outlaws is a classic example of over-thinking a situation. Outlaws was a perfect fit. Marshals and Bison are are the next best options, but they’re a long way from Outlaws. Names like Wind and Energy are WNBA-esque. Reminds me of when they were trying to name the Charlotte franchise, and “Flight” made the cut.

  • Mike Engle | July 26, 2008 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”282010″]I hope everyone noticed that while their uniforms leave a lot to be desired, Team USA was not the worst dressed squad in last night’s exhibition against Canada.[/quote]
    Exactly. They could only be the worse dressed. Unless there was a three-way exhibition game happening.
    (Comparative for two, superlative for three. Now, off with my grammarian’s hat.)

  • Mike Engle | July 26, 2008 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”282011″][quote comment=”282006″] Remember, the Wizards were the Baltimore Bullets for a long time. And they changed that longtime name for that very reason.[/quote]

    They changed the name because they wanted to sell new jerseys as they moved into the MCI Center – the talk about “Bullets” being too violent was just an excuse. It may be true that “Bullets” is inappropriate (I personally don’t think so), but that the reason Abe Pollin changed the name. He certainly doesn’t mind selling throwback merchandise.

    Also, passing over Outlaws is a classic example of over-thinking a situation. Outlaws was a perfect fit. Marshals and Bison are are the next best options, but they’re a long way from Outlaws. Names like Wind and Energy are WNBA-esque. Reminds me of when they were trying to name the Charlotte franchise, and “Flight” made the cut.[/quote]
    Normally, the NBA doesn’t allow name changes without a move to a new city. IIRC, the Bullets-to-Wizards was not only an extenuating circumstance (lots of homicide in Washington), but an opportunity for cross-promotion with the WNBA Mystics (note the similarity between the colors).

  • Josh Williams | July 26, 2008 at 1:55 pm |

    ESPN article here about an Indiana coach who wore the team’s candy-striped warm up pants to a summer camp to get the attention of potential recruits.

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

  • Dan Stevens | July 26, 2008 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”282014″]ESPN article here about an Indiana coach who wore the team’s candy-striped warm up pants to a summer camp to get the attention of potential recruits.

    http://sports.espn.g...
    “But here’s the thing. Seltzer just might have stumbled onto a great new gimmick. Coaches already have tinkered with ways to stand out. [b]Seth Greenberg sported orange and red sneakers that perfectly matched his Virginia Tech golf shirt[/b] this week and the lettering on the Baylor’s staff shirts was so large it could have doubled as a marquee on the Strip.”

    Orange and red? Dana O’Neil… seriously… how do you fuck that up?

  • Stan aka the took | July 26, 2008 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”282007″]Not Uni-related but sports related…. Anyone want to take a tour of Mike Tyson’s old house?

    http://illicitohio.i...

    I love urban exploration and this is one is one of the most interesting ones i’ve seen… i love the zebra carpet.

  • Juan Grande | July 26, 2008 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”282016″][quote comment=”282007″]Not Uni-related but sports related…. Anyone want to take a tour of Mike Tyson’s old house?

    http://illicitohio.i...

    I love urban exploration and this is one is one of the most interesting ones i’ve seen… i love the zebra carpet.[/quote]

    My favorite was the view of the backyard with the tiger cages still intact.

  • TimGA | July 26, 2008 at 3:38 pm |

    Papi had “R.I.P. 45” on his helmet last night. I believe this was in reference to his 45 days on the DL. Can anyone confirm?

  • James Craven | July 26, 2008 at 3:42 pm |

    No, it was in honor of Perdo Martinez’s dad passing away.

  • Benjamin Bonnet | July 26, 2008 at 3:58 pm |

    Observations while watching the Cubs/Marlins game on WGN. In the bottom of the fifth, the announcers mentioned that one of the umpires was wearing sunglasses and he said that he never saw that in his playing days. Any thoughts on the history of umpires wearing shades. Also, the Cubs logo that they show on WGN doesn’t have the trademark symbol while we all know that the uni logo does have it. Interesting.

  • Marc M. | July 26, 2008 at 4:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”282004″][quote comment=”281994″]I’m not sure about the rest of the uni-watch faithful… but I thought the new Oklahoma City franchise should be the Oklahoma City Outlaws.

    Harkens back to the frontier and “wild-west days”[/quote]And the USFL![/quote]
    What, are they playing on wet asphalt?

  • Tom from Staten Island | July 26, 2008 at 4:08 pm |

    red sox wearing the red jerseys today

  • Brian | July 26, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    Yankees traded for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte yesterday.
    According to this article:

    http://newyork.yanke...
    Marte will be wearing number 40, which is Chien-Ming Wang’s number. Now Wang, while injured is still on the 40 Man Roster, so how can his number be issued again? Can someone possibly explain?

  • Paul Lukas | July 26, 2008 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”282023″]Yankees traded for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte yesterday.
    According to this article:

    http://newyork.yanke...
    Marte will be wearing number 40, which is Chien-Ming Wang’s number. Now Wang, while injured is still on the 40 Man Roster, so how can his number be issued again? Can someone possibly explain?[/quote]

    That’s weird, but not unprecedented: The Mets currently have two guys on the 40-man roster wearing No. 6: Trot Nixon (on the DL) and Nick Evans.

  • Joey Guns | July 26, 2008 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”282024″][quote comment=”282023″]Yankees traded for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte yesterday.
    According to this article:

    http://newyork.yanke...
    Marte will be wearing number 40, which is Chien-Ming Wang’s number. Now Wang, while injured is still on the 40 Man Roster, so how can his number be issued again? Can someone possibly explain?[/quote]

    That’s weird, but not unprecedented: The Mets currently have two guys on the 40-man roster wearing No. 6: Trot Nixon (on the DL) and Nick Evans.[/quote]

    Marte is wearing #34, not #40.

    http://newyork.yanke...

    Nady just came to bat wearing #29, but wearing batting helmet #39 (Sexson’s helmet??)

  • Brian | July 26, 2008 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”282025″][quote comment=”282024″][quote comment=”282023″]Yankees traded for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte yesterday.
    According to this article:

    http://newyork.yanke...
    Marte will be wearing number 40, which is Chien-Ming Wang’s number. Now Wang, while injured is still on the 40 Man Roster, so how can his number be issued again? Can someone possibly explain?[/quote]

    That’s weird, but not unprecedented: The Mets currently have two guys on the 40-man roster wearing No. 6: Trot Nixon (on the DL) and Nick Evans.[/quote]

    Marte is wearing #34, not #40.

    http://newyork.yanke...

    Nady just came to bat wearing #29, but wearing batting helmet #39 (Sexson’s helmet??)[/quote]

    Ah, okay that makes more sense. I guess the original article was a misprint. Paul, there isn’t any type of rule regulating uniform numbers? There seems to a damn rule for everything else.

  • Mike | July 26, 2008 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”282013″]Normally, the NBA doesn’t allow name changes without a move to a new city.[/quote]

    I find that pretty hard to believe – do you have a source? I think it’s more a case of the Wizards being the only franchise stupid enough to erase twenty-plus years of history (which included an NBA Championship) by changing their name.

    [quote comment=”282013″]IIRC, the Bullets-to-Wizards was not only an extenuating circumstance (lots of homicide in Washington), but an opportunity for cross-promotion with the WNBA Mystics (note the similarity between the colors).[/quote]

    It is true that Washington had and still has a problem with gun violence. It is also true that the Mystics would begin play shortly after the name change. But neither of those are the real reasons the name was changed. The Washington WNBA franchise would have been styled after whatever color scheme the Bullets/Wizards had worn – it certainly wasn’t the other way around.

    While the implications of violence was the reason given, that was merely an excuse, albeit an excuse that did make sense on some levels. Abe Pollin changed the name so he could cash in on the move to the MCI Center. You’ll notice the Washington Capitals also underwent a drastic makeover the previous year, and only went back to red, white and blue after Abe Pollin sold the team to Ted Leonsis.

    If Pollin really felt that having a team named “Bullets” promoted gun violence, he wouldn’t have [URL=http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/39076000/jpg/_39076623_jordan203.jpg]dressed[/URL] his [URL=http://www.endscore.com/postimages/looseballbullets.jpg]team[/URL] in throwback [URL=http://www.givemetherock.com/images/heat/shaq_throwback_step.jpg]uniforms[/URL] and sold [URL=http://store.nba.com/search/index.jsp?kwCatId=&kw=bullets&origkw=bullets&f=2834601&s=D-StorePrice-NBA&sr=1]merchandise[/URL] with the name.

    Here’s the thing – Pollin could have just changed the name to something similar and kept the colors. But he changed everything, and with the team moving into a new arena, he hoped that it would look and feel like a brand new team. And that’s his right, he owns the team. Just don’t believe that he changed the name because it was too violent.

  • Timothy B | July 26, 2008 at 4:40 pm |

    Ref the Oklahoma City NBA team, I think “Thunder” rolls off the tongue the smoothest. And it’s appropriate for the area/region. Although,

    Most the other choices for nicknames have been used before. Except for “Energy”, which sounds kinda silly when you say it a few times, and Marshall, or Marshalls…whichever they intended to use.

    Other nicknames:

    Barons (Cleveland, NHL)
    Bison(s) (Buffalo, IL, Minor League Baseball)
    Wind (Wichita, Central Hockey League)
    Thunder (Portland, WFL)

    The logo for the Wichita Wind was actually pretty cool…

  • nybatt | July 26, 2008 at 4:49 pm |

    I’m presuming once latroy hawkins is released from the yankees, nady will be able to wear his usual #22.

  • Brian | July 26, 2008 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”282027″]
    I find that pretty hard to believe – do you have a source? I think it’s more a case of the Wizards being the only franchise stupid enough to erase twenty-plus years of history (which included an NBA Championship) by changing their name.

    [/quote]
    I thought the Wizards still owned/acknowledged/celebrated all the Bullets history, including the Championship?

  • Mike | July 26, 2008 at 4:56 pm |

    Yes, they do still acknowledge it. But when you change your team name and colors, you’re still distancing yourself from the past.

  • Bob S. | July 26, 2008 at 5:02 pm |

    Can’t get a screen shot, but the MSG Network in NYC is showing a Knicks-Nets game (pre-season) from 1976. Jan Van Breda Kolff a forward with the Nets, has possibly the oddest NOB I’ve ever seen. Instead of radially arching his full name (possibly b/c “Van Breda Kolff” was too big to fit the relatively small unis of the day) He has “V’B’K” on his back. That’s got to be the first/only time an abbreviation has been used instead of a full name, right? If anyone has the technology to grab a screen shot, it’d be great.

  • Mike Engle | July 26, 2008 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”282026″][quote comment=”282025″][quote comment=”282024″][quote comment=”282023″]Yankees traded for Xavier Nady and Damaso Marte yesterday.
    According to this article:

    http://newyork.yanke...
    Marte will be wearing number 40, which is Chien-Ming Wang’s number. Now Wang, while injured is still on the 40 Man Roster, so how can his number be issued again? Can someone possibly explain?[/quote]

    That’s weird, but not unprecedented: The Mets currently have two guys on the 40-man roster wearing No. 6: Trot Nixon (on the DL) and Nick Evans.[/quote]

    Marte is wearing #34, not #40.

    http://newyork.yanke...

    Nady just came to bat wearing #29, but wearing batting helmet #39 (Sexson’s helmet??)[/quote]

    Ah, okay that makes more sense. I guess the original article was a misprint. Paul, there isn’t any type of rule regulating uniform numbers? There seems to a damn rule for everything else.[/quote]
    So what’s the rule? Is it true that once you’re off the 40-man roster, you have no particular rights to your number? If that’s so, why can’t P*vano’s #45 get claimed by someone that, you know, could actually play?

  • Brian | July 26, 2008 at 5:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”282032″]Can’t get a screen shot, but the MSG Network in NYC is showing a Knicks-Nets game (pre-season) from 1976. Jan Van Breda Kolff a forward with the Nets, has possibly the oddest NOB I’ve ever seen. Instead of radially arching his full name (possibly b/c “Van Breda Kolff” was too big to fit the relatively small unis of the day) He has “V’B’K” on his back. That’s got to be the first/only time an abbreviation has been used instead of a full name, right? If anyone has the technology to grab a screen shot, it’d be great.[/quote]
    I know this isn’t related to the NOB , but why are they showing a preseason game from 1976?

  • =bg= | July 26, 2008 at 5:58 pm |

    Moss: has deal with Pony, wears Nike.

    http://playerexclusi...

    Pony has no on-field license, either.

  • Dan | July 26, 2008 at 5:59 pm |

    Anyone else notice that Bobby Abreau’s “E” in “NEW YORK” is missing as of the top of the 6th?

  • Giancarlo | July 26, 2008 at 6:15 pm |

    Vaclav Havel, writer & ex-Czech prez, has a uni beef. Scroll down to the final paragraph:

    http://www.nytimes.c...

  • warren thompson | July 26, 2008 at 6:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”282006″][quote comment=”282003″]Outlaws is far and away the best choice for OKC, although i guess barons or marshalls would be pretty good as well[/quote]

    Yeah, I agree it sounds right. But I bet they don’t use it due to the negative crime imagery. Remember, the Wizards were the Baltimore Bullets for a long time. And they changed that longtime name for that very reason. [/quote]

    When the Baltimore pro basketball team was initiated back when, they sported the name “Bullets” (as I recall) because of the “shot tower” in the city.

    {BTW Gettysburg College’s teams are known as the “Bullets,” and no one seems to object.}

  • Brian | July 26, 2008 at 6:22 pm |

    Does anyone collect the McFarlane sports action figures? I don’t collect per say, but I do pick up all the Yankees and Patriots I can find. The figures are pretty good in small uniform details, especially in recent years, however I just noticed something interesting. In looking at the newly released Chien-Ming Wang (which is supposed to be in 2008 uniform, and has the ASG and Final Season patches) but it has the grey underbrim of the old wool 5950’s. Just wondering do ay of the other new figures have this, or is it only Wang? A weird thing to ask I know..

  • Bob S. | July 26, 2008 at 6:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”282034″][quote comment=”282032″]Can’t get a screen shot, but the MSG Network in NYC is showing a Knicks-Nets game (pre-season) from 1976. Jan Van Breda Kolff a forward with the Nets, has possibly the oddest NOB I’ve ever seen. Instead of radially arching his full name (possibly b/c “Van Breda Kolff” was too big to fit the relatively small unis of the day) He has “V’B’K” on his back. That’s got to be the first/only time an abbreviation has been used instead of a full name, right? If anyone has the technology to grab a screen shot, it’d be great.[/quote]
    I know this isn’t related to the NOB , but why are they showing a preseason game from 1976?[/quote]

    It’s an MSG Show called “The Vault” where they show tapes from old games. It’s great for seeing old unis in action. This episode had a Knicks/Nets game and a Rangers/North Stars game both from ’76. Aside from the V’B’K, of further uni interest is that the Rangers were wearing their duds w/the full logo/crest on the front instead of the full “Rangers” that they wore for 3 seasons. Basically they look like the old Winnipeg Jets

    http://www.icejersey...

  • =bg= | July 26, 2008 at 6:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”282036″]Anyone else notice that Bobby Abreau’s “E” in “NEW YORK” is missing as of the top of the 6th?[/quote]

    nah it’s just got dirt on it.

    http://img.photobuck...

  • Bob S. | July 26, 2008 at 6:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”282028″]Ref the Oklahoma City NBA team, I think “Thunder” rolls off the tongue the smoothest. And it’s appropriate for the area/region. Although,

    Most the other choices for nicknames have been used before. Except for “Energy”, which sounds kinda silly when you say it a few times, and Marshall, or Marshalls…whichever they intended to use.

    Other nicknames:

    Barons (Cleveland, NHL)
    Bison(s) (Buffalo, IL, Minor League Baseball)
    Wind (Wichita, Central Hockey League)
    Thunder (Portland, WFL)

    The logo for the Wichita Wind was actually pretty cool…[/quote]

    I prefer “Roughnecks”. Harkens back to the old NASL/MISL Team from Tulsa

    Nice logo, huh?

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Adam | July 26, 2008 at 7:30 pm |

    White Sox and Tigers are wearing some pretty interesting Negro League uniforms tonight. No pictures, but I’m sure you’ll be able to find them in game recaps later.

  • Kek | July 26, 2008 at 7:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”282043″]White Sox and Tigers are wearing some pretty interesting Negro League uniforms tonight. No pictures, but I’m sure you’ll be able to find them in game recaps later.[/quote]
    This reminds me, if you sign up for the MLB email alerts they have been coming with video highlight links for a few weeks now. Might come in handy for some low tech screen grabbing. I could be wrong, but I think you can sign up for as many teams as you want.

  • James Craven | July 26, 2008 at 7:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”282040″]…”of further uni interest is that the Rangers were wearing their duds w/the full logo/crest on the front instead of the full “Rangers” that they wore for 3 two seasons. Basically they look like the old Winnipeg Jets…”

    http://www.icejersey...

    Those unis were for the ’76-77 and ’77-78 seasons and then Fred Shero trashed those unis and went back to the old style he loved back as a Ranger farmhand. The whole design was John Ferguson (the elder)’s design, and needless to say, the fans disliked them like an Islanders win at MSG. So when Fergie went to Winnipeg, he brought them back for the first year of the Jets in the NHL.

  • Adam | July 26, 2008 at 7:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”282044″]
    This reminds me, if you sign up for the MLB email alerts they have been coming with video highlight links for a few weeks now. Might come in handy for some low tech screen grabbing. I could be wrong, but I think you can sign up for as many teams as you want.[/quote]

    That’s a good point – you can see video of key plays in games that aren’t over yet on gameday – you don’t even have to sign up for anything.

  • Garrett | July 26, 2008 at 8:11 pm |

    Watching the Brewers/Astros game, I noticed that the Astros 2nd button is off-center from the top button. This didn’t occur on just one player, but on all of them. Is there a reason for this?

  • Jim | July 26, 2008 at 8:27 pm |

    I don’t particularly like the name “Thunder” for one big reason. How do you draw a logo for it? You can’t see thunder…. Orlando had a USFL team a while back called the thunder, and their logo had lightning. But as I said… you can’t see thunder!

  • Chris | July 26, 2008 at 9:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”282039″]Does anyone collect the McFarlane sports action figures? I don’t collect per say, but I do pick up all the Yankees and Patriots I can find. The figures are pretty good in small uniform details, especially in recent years, however I just noticed something interesting. In looking at the newly released Chien-Ming Wang (which is supposed to be in 2008 uniform, and has the ASG and Final Season patches) but it has the grey underbrim of the old wool 5950’s. Just wondering do ay of the other new figures have this, or is it only Wang? A weird thing to ask I know..[/quote]
    Does Wang just like to wear the old 5950’s like Papelbon, or is it just an accident?

  • Mike Engle | July 26, 2008 at 9:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”282049″][quote comment=”282039″]Does anyone collect the McFarlane sports action figures? I don’t collect per say, but I do pick up all the Yankees and Patriots I can find. The figures are pretty good in small uniform details, especially in recent years, however I just noticed something interesting. In looking at the newly released Chien-Ming Wang (which is supposed to be in 2008 uniform, and has the ASG and Final Season patches) but it has the grey underbrim of the old wool 5950’s. Just wondering do ay of the other new figures have this, or is it only Wang? A weird thing to ask I know..[/quote]
    Does Wang just like to wear the old 5950’s like Papelbon, or is it just an accident?[/quote]
    Speaking of old 5950’s, Todd Jones was wearing one when he blew the save last night. Didn’t see the game, but caught a glimpse of the old underbrim on the Baseball Tonight highlights.

  • Mike | July 26, 2008 at 9:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”282048″]I don’t particularly like the name “Thunder” for one big reason. How do you draw a logo for it? You can’t see thunder…. Orlando had a USFL team a while back called the thunder, and their logo had lightning. But as I said… you can’t see thunder![/quote]

    It was the old WLAF, but you’re right:

    http://www.sportslog...

    Here’s the Trenton Thunder interpretation:

    http://www.sportslog...

  • James | July 26, 2008 at 10:02 pm |

    Didn’t anyone else find it odd that Oklahoma has “Play like a champion today” in their locker room? It’ll be weird in a few years when ND goes to Norman to play the Sooners and PLACT will be in the other team’s locker room.

    Also, with the number issue with the new Yanks, Hughes wore 34 earlier this year, but now is without a number on the 40 man roster, while Marte wore #34 today. Weird when we compare it to the Trot Nixon example.

  • BigBootyLover58 | July 26, 2008 at 10:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”282047″]Watching the Brewers/Astros game, I noticed that the Astros 2nd button is off-center from the top button. This didn’t occur on just one player, but on all of them. Is there a reason for this?[/quote]
    Most, if not all MLB jerseys are like this. It’s so the wordmark doesn’t have a button hole right in the middle of it. There’s usually velcro where the gap is.

  • Jim | July 26, 2008 at 10:07 pm |

    I like the Trenton Logo. Maybe if they decided to go with “Thunder” the can incoporate “Thor” into their logo.

  • Anubis | July 26, 2008 at 10:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”282052″]
    Also, with the number issue with the new Yanks, Hughes wore 34 earlier this year, but now is without a number on the 40 man roster, while Marte wore #34 today. Weird when we compare it to the Trot Nixon example.[/quote]

    Hughes has officially announced that he is returning to his old #65 upon his return.

  • James | July 26, 2008 at 10:35 pm |

    So what happens to Chase Wright? Does he go numberless? He currently has #65 on the 40 man.

  • Johnny O | July 26, 2008 at 10:35 pm |

    I absolutly love the fact the Brewers untuck their uni’s after a victory as a tribute to their fathers (Mike Cameron started it as a tribute to his dad because that is what his dad did first thing when he came home from work)

    … but I won’t say it doesn’t look a little sloppy

    http://assets.espn.g...

    Just keep winning and I don’t care how they look… well, kind of

  • Mark Maxwell | July 26, 2008 at 11:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”282054″]I like the Trenton Logo. Maybe if they decided to go with “Thunder” the can incoporate “Thor” into their logo.[/quote]

    They wouldn’t be the first. The AFL2 team in Youngstown, Ohio has the same concept.

    http://www.mahoningv...

  • Dick Woodcock | July 26, 2008 at 11:21 pm |

    Just found this little page on Wired.com about the features of a couple of anti-concussion helmets.

    http://www.wired.com...

  • Matteo | July 26, 2008 at 11:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”282028″]Ref the Oklahoma City NBA team, I think “Thunder” rolls off the tongue the smoothest. And it’s appropriate for the area/region. Although,

    Most the other choices for nicknames have been used before. Except for “Energy”, which sounds kinda silly when you say it a few times, and Marshall, or Marshalls…whichever they intended to use.

    Other nicknames:

    Barons (Cleveland, NHL)
    Bison(s) (Buffalo, IL, Minor League Baseball)
    Wind (Wichita, Central Hockey League)
    Thunder (Portland, WFL)

    The logo for the Wichita Wind was actually pretty cool…[/quote]
    Everybody has it all rong. It should be the Oklahoma City Panhandlers.

  • josh | July 27, 2008 at 12:59 am |

    [quote comment=”282059″][quote comment=”282054″]I like the Trenton Logo. Maybe if they decided to go with “Thunder” the can incoporate “Thor” into their logo.[/quote]

    They wouldn’t be the first. The AFL2 team in Youngstown, Ohio has the same concept.

    http://www.mahoningv...

    don’t forget the stockton thunder of the ECHL. they also encorporate the thor logo.

    http://upload.wikime...

    BTW- i find it funny that their af2 team is the lightning.(a little bit of thunder, a little bit of lightning.[from the rundown])

  • zach | July 27, 2008 at 1:37 am |

    [quote comment=”281999″][quote comment=”281995″]Changing topics, NBA down to 6 names: Barons, Bison, Wind, Thunder, Marshalls(sic) and Energy. ESPN points out it should be Marshals. I think we can check off Wind(whoever came up with that name should be fired). I like Bison, but think it will be nixed because we already have Bulls. Energy would be an interesting pick, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. I do think Energy is the only one that sounds better with Oklahoma City as oppossed to just Oklahoma.

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

    Hell, I live in Oklahoma and I would like to see the Barons personally. Marshals would be cool though, Marshalls would not. I’ll bet the only reason it was misspelled is because someone from Oklahoma submitted the name.[/quote]

    I agree. I rank the names:
    1. Barons
    2. Marshalls (or Marshals)
    (drop off)
    3. Thunder
    4. Bison
    (big drop off)
    5. Energy
    6. Wind[/quote]

    …It’s Thunder…this was announced last week.

  • Brian | July 27, 2008 at 1:54 am |

    [quote comment=”282049″][quote comment=”282039″]Does anyone collect the McFarlane sports action figures? I don’t collect per say, but I do pick up all the Yankees and Patriots I can find. The figures are pretty good in small uniform details, especially in recent years, however I just noticed something interesting. In looking at the newly released Chien-Ming Wang (which is supposed to be in 2008 uniform, and has the ASG and Final Season patches) but it has the grey underbrim of the old wool 5950’s. Just wondering do ay of the other new figures have this, or is it only Wang? A weird thing to ask I know..[/quote]
    Does Wang just like to wear the old 5950’s like Papelbon, or is it just an accident?[/quote]
    Since the new caps came in last year, I’ve never seen him wear an old one, and I do usually look.

  • Cullan | July 27, 2008 at 3:19 am |

    [quote comment=”281995″]Changing topics, NBA down to 6 names: Barons, Bison, Wind, Thunder, Marshalls(sic) and Energy. ESPN points out it should be Marshals. I think we can check off Wind(whoever came up with that name should be fired). I like Bison, but think it will be nixed because we already have Bulls. Energy would be an interesting pick, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. I do think Energy is the only one that sounds better with Oklahoma City as oppossed to just Oklahoma.

    Can’t we just keep ’em the super sonics?
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Hell, I live in Oklahoma and I would like to see the Barons personally. Marshals would be cool though, Marshalls would not. I’ll bet the only reason it was misspelled is because someone from Oklahoma submitted the name.[/quote]

  • dilbert719 | July 27, 2008 at 3:22 am |

    [quote comment=”282063″][quote comment=”281999″][quote comment=”281995″]Changing topics, NBA down to 6 names: Barons, Bison, Wind, Thunder, Marshalls(sic) and Energy. ESPN points out it should be Marshals. I think we can check off Wind(whoever came up with that name should be fired). I like Bison, but think it will be nixed because we already have Bulls. Energy would be an interesting pick, but I don’t think it’s going to happen. I do think Energy is the only one that sounds better with Oklahoma City as oppossed to just Oklahoma.

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

    Hell, I live in Oklahoma and I would like to see the Barons personally. Marshals would be cool though, Marshalls would not. I’ll bet the only reason it was misspelled is because someone from Oklahoma submitted the name.[/quote]

    I agree. I rank the names:
    1. Barons
    2. Marshalls (or Marshals)
    (drop off)
    3. Thunder
    4. Bison
    (big drop off)
    5. Energy
    6. Wind[/quote]

    …It’s Thunder…this was announced last week.[/quote]

    No, it was not. It was reported to be, according to a local OKC TV station, but that was not confirmed. Until the team announces it, it’s a rumor. A speculative story at best.

    These six trademark rights applications are fact, and it’s a lock that one of these six will be it. Thunder seems the most likely, thanks to that news report. But it is not a given that they will choose that name.

    And I hope they don’t. The best name on the list is Barons. Marshals would be number two, if they spelled it correctly. The other four are terrible, and I hope they included them just to show people how much worse than Barons the choice could be.

    I will maintain until my dying day, though, that the team should be named in honor of the man who made it all possible. Go with a royal blue/white/gold accent color scheme, and call them the Stars of David.

  • zach | July 27, 2008 at 4:13 am |

    Hmm, well Jayson Smith on ESPN Radio sure didn’t mention the rumor business then.

    Mah bad.

  • Scott | July 27, 2008 at 8:47 am |

    Man, that Stockton Thunder logo is terrible.

    It’s what’s exactly wrong with logo design these days … they all look the same. Thick, modern, “forward-motion” typeface.

    And that “N” trying to be lightning bolt? Yikes.

  • Jeff | July 27, 2008 at 11:23 pm |

    The ladies from the WNBA look just fine to me.

  • P-Man | July 30, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”281988″][quote comment=”281987″]Meh… those ladies’ clothing fits the “don’t look like an ass” rule just fine, IMO… besides, isn’t it summertime when comfort becomes more important?

    The league’s uniforms, however… Yecch![/quote]

    My favorite things about that picture are the empty seats.[/quote]

    That was pre-game…Fool!!