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Mind The Gap

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Hey, it’s August 3, which of course means … football? Already? These two yahoos play for Alabama (Nick Fanuzzi on the left and John Parker Wilson on the right), and they’re preparing for the booster club payoff a grueling SEC schedule. Whoever numbered those practice jerseys should probably prepare for a new job. Seems to be a bit of a gap between the digits. The spacing template is probably dead-on for numbers other than 1, but there’s a bit of a problem here. Also Saturday: this. He’s like a laid-back cowboy from the future or something. Roll Tide! — Bryan

 

116 comments to Mind The Gap

  • josh's twin | August 3, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    Doesn’t that hat come in hounds-tooth?

  • who cares | August 3, 2008 at 9:26 am |

    The sad thing about the Saban picture is that there are few coaches in the SEC who spend half as much time primping their image. This means he put some real thought into that outfit and deamed it hip. Thankfully the tool is placed properly in the tool shed.

    http://thewareaglere...

  • big matt | August 3, 2008 at 9:35 am |

    Is this all Uni-Watch is now? Looking through pictures to find something to complain about.
    Its become a bitch-fest.

  • Marc M. | August 3, 2008 at 9:40 am |

    These two yahoos play for Alabama (Nick Fanuzzi on the left and John Parker Wilson on the right)

    OK, you called them yahoos for what reason? You are mean spirited and really are not funny. Next weekend I would prefer if Paul put up a “gone fishin” sign and gave everyone the two days off.

  • Chris in Nashville | August 3, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=”283058″]These two yahoos play for Alabama (Nick Fanuzzi on the left and John Parker Wilson on the right)

    OK, you called them yahoos for what reason? You are mean spirited and really are not funny. Next weekend I would prefer if Paul put up a “gone fishin” sign and gave everyone the two days off.[/quote]

    I personally hate Alabama and would agree with Bryan that Fanuzzi and JP Wilson are in fact “yahoos” if not worse. Oh, and Nick Saban is the devil.

  • Tim F. | August 3, 2008 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”283057″]Is this all Uni-Watch is now? Looking through pictures to find something to complain about.
    Its become a bitch-fest.[/quote]

    The comment section on weekends has become a bitchfest, and I’m getting sick of it.

    [quote comment=”283058″]These two yahoos play for Alabama (Nick Fanuzzi on the left and John Parker Wilson on the right)

    OK, you called them yahoos for what reason? You are mean spirited and really are not funny. Next weekend I would prefer if Paul put up a “gone fishin” sign and gave everyone the two days off.[/quote]

    You don’t have to visit on weekends. I, for one, would be pleased if everyone with the same mindset as you would skip over Saturday and Sunday. We’re here to have fun. If you don’t like the main post for the day, find something you do like and put it in the comments. Don’t bash someone’s work for the sake of bashing.

  • Marc M. | August 3, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”283060″][quote comment=”283057″]Is this all Uni-Watch is now? Looking through pictures to find something to complain about.
    Its become a bitch-fest.[/quote]

    The comment section on weekends has become a bitchfest, and I’m getting sick of it.

    [quote comment=”283058″]These two yahoos play for Alabama (Nick Fanuzzi on the left and John Parker Wilson on the right)

    OK, you called them yahoos for what reason? You are mean spirited and really are not funny. Next weekend I would prefer if Paul put up a “gone fishin” sign and gave everyone the two days off.[/quote]

    You don’t have to visit on weekends. I, for one, would be pleased if everyone with the same mindset as you would skip over Saturday and Sunday. We’re here to have fun. If you don’t like the main post for the day, find something you do like and put it in the comments. Don’t bash someone’s work for the sake of bashing.[/quote]
    I have every right to voice my opinion as you do.

  • Ricko | August 3, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    Ironic, isn’t it, how so many football coaches are such sticklers for uniformity but so many still make darn sure they have their own personal trademark?

    Bear’s houndstooth hat, Landry’s similar hat, Joe Pa’s rolled up pants, Saban’s “plantation-owner” look, cutoff hoody Bill…etc., etc., etc.

    —Ricko

  • CJ | August 3, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    Do you even understand what you’re arguing about? Jesus.

    On topic, I think anyone with motor skills could set and iron numbers to a reasonable degree. Obviously I’m wrong.

  • Tim F. | August 3, 2008 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”283061″][quote comment=”283060″][quote comment=”283057″]Is this all Uni-Watch is now? Looking through pictures to find something to complain about.
    Its become a bitch-fest.[/quote]

    The comment section on weekends has become a bitchfest, and I’m getting sick of it.

    [quote comment=”283058″]These two yahoos play for Alabama (Nick Fanuzzi on the left and John Parker Wilson on the right)

    OK, you called them yahoos for what reason? You are mean spirited and really are not funny. Next weekend I would prefer if Paul put up a “gone fishin” sign and gave everyone the two days off.[/quote]

    You don’t have to visit on weekends. I, for one, would be pleased if everyone with the same mindset as you would skip over Saturday and Sunday. We’re here to have fun. If you don’t like the main post for the day, find something you do like and put it in the comments. Don’t bash someone’s work for the sake of bashing.[/quote]
    I have every right to voice my opinion as you do.[/quote]

    Never said you didn’t. Just giving helpful suggestions in light of you being so unhappy here.

    Here are some more…

    http://www.gibsonrid...

    http://www.madonnaho...

    I for one am going to go make the hour or so drive to A-kron to watch Phil blow it on the last hole. Have a great Sunday!

  • Marc M. | August 3, 2008 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”283064″][quote comment=”283061″][quote comment=”283060″][quote comment=”283057″]Is this all Uni-Watch is now? Looking through pictures to find something to complain about.
    Its become a bitch-fest.[/quote]

    The comment section on weekends has become a bitchfest, and I’m getting sick of it.

    [quote comment=”283058″]These two yahoos play for Alabama (Nick Fanuzzi on the left and John Parker Wilson on the right)

    OK, you called them yahoos for what reason? You are mean spirited and really are not funny. Next weekend I would prefer if Paul put up a “gone fishin” sign and gave everyone the two days off.[/quote]

    You don’t have to visit on weekends. I, for one, would be pleased if everyone with the same mindset as you would skip over Saturday and Sunday. We’re here to have fun. If you don’t like the main post for the day, find something you do like and put it in the comments. Don’t bash someone’s work for the sake of bashing.[/quote]
    I have every right to voice my opinion as you do.[/quote]

    Never said you didn’t. Just giving helpful suggestions in light of you being so unhappy here.

    Here are some more…

    http://www.gibsonrid...

    http://www.madonnaho...

    I for one am going to go make the hour or so drive to A-kron to watch Phil blow it on the last hole. Have a great Sunday![/quote]

    Funny, I always wanted to paint, not too big on flying kites though. Unless you’re telling to go fly a kite lol

  • TD | August 3, 2008 at 10:48 am |

    Alabama is obviously paying tribute to Billy Kilmer..

  • Vince | August 3, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    I HATE EVERYONE! There, I got involved in the “bitch-fest!”

    I for one think that Paul & Bryan et al. can post whatever they want on the site. It’s their site. And no one tells the movie critic to stop critiquing movies because it’s become a “bitch-fest.” If we truly wanted this blog to stop the negativity, then maybe we should attack those who make pathetic excuses for uniforms. Things like friggin’ uniforms that have more logos for nike than the team… Didn’t anyone watch Mighty Ducks 2? Charley didn’t want to play for the Hendrix logo, damn it! he’s a Duck! QUACK! QUACK! QUACK! And Hooray for UniWatch!

  • Bryan Redemske | August 3, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    Let me get this straight … I point out that the space is far too big between the numbers, and then show a picture of Nick Saban in a ridiculous getup, and THAT’S an all-time low? Please. I’ve only begun to plumb the depths of Uni Watch’s all-time lows.

    If you’re so terribly offended by an observation of poor spacing and funny-looking coaches, I think you might be in the wrong place. I won’t tell you to leave and not come back, but you might need to reconsider your reason for reading this site in the first place. It’s a pretty simple site — we talk about uniforms and things relating to uniforms. I’m sorry you can’t figure out how that relates to today’s post.

  • Jason Axel | August 3, 2008 at 11:32 am |

    Not completely uniform related, but a funny video from Jacksonville’s camp on rookie “hazing” which includes ridiculous haircuts on rookies by the vets.

    http://www.nfl.com/v...

  • hollerbach | August 3, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?

  • =bg= | August 3, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    Ah, yet another weekend day where there’s nothing but griping. Pass. Looking forward to Monday.

  • Chad | August 3, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    lebron doesn’t like his opponents shorts http://www.ciacha.ne...

  • James Craven | August 3, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    Oh, sweet cream on an ice cream sammich! Can we stop bitching about Bryan and get back to uniforms, such as “Now that Brett Favre’s been reinstated by Roger Goddell, what uniform will he wear in 2008?”

  • Beardface | August 3, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”283070″]Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?[/quote]
    This just goes to help prove that Nike isn’t the only manufacturer coming up with these horrendous designs, and that it has more to do with what the schools want than what Nike is telling them to do. Shoot, these unis look like they’re a mix of the 2002 Miami uniforms and the current Maryland ones. Just simply bad. Looks like something that Under Armour would have come up with.

    Also, could #93 have any longer of a neck? I think not: http://img.coxnewswe...

  • Christopher | August 3, 2008 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”283061″][quote comment=”283060″][quote comment=”283057″]Is this all Uni-Watch is now? Looking through pictures to find something to complain about.
    Its become a bitch-fest.[/quote]

    The comment section on weekends has become a bitchfest, and I’m getting sick of it.

    [quote comment=”283058″]These two yahoos play for Alabama (Nick Fanuzzi on the left and John Parker Wilson on the right)

    OK, you called them yahoos for what reason? You are mean spirited and really are not funny. Next weekend I would prefer if Paul put up a “gone fishin” sign and gave everyone the two days off.[/quote]

    You don’t have to visit on weekends. I, for one, would be pleased if everyone with the same mindset as you would skip over Saturday and Sunday. We’re here to have fun. If you don’t like the main post for the day, find something you do like and put it in the comments. Don’t bash someone’s work for the sake of bashing.[/quote]
    I have every right to voice my opinion as you do.[/quote]

    Problem is a lot of us come to the site to wade through the comments to find little nuggets of uni-information.

    This junk just (including my post here, I suppose) just floods the comments with crap and makes it difficult to go through.

    If you have an opinion on uniforms- yes, voice them. If you have an opinion on the site or an author of a post- maybe just email them directly?

  • Stuby | August 3, 2008 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”283070″]Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?[/quote]
    Liking that shade of gold. Those shoulder things would be much better if they were a bit smaller and didn’t connect in the front. I imagine they also connect under the NOB which will probably look very busy.

    BTW, did we ever determine whether GT is supposed to wear navy or black accent? They seem to go back and forth and I can’t tell what color the numbers are in that picture, althought the coach’s shirt appears to be navy.

  • Paul Lukas | August 3, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”283061″][quote comment=”283060″][quote comment=”283057″]Is this all Uni-Watch is now? Looking through pictures to find something to complain about.
    Its become a bitch-fest.[/quote]

    The comment section on weekends has become a bitchfest, and I’m getting sick of it.

    [quote comment=”283058″]These two yahoos play for Alabama (Nick Fanuzzi on the left and John Parker Wilson on the right)

    OK, you called them yahoos for what reason? You are mean spirited and really are not funny. Next weekend I would prefer if Paul put up a “gone fishin” sign and gave everyone the two days off.[/quote]

    You don’t have to visit on weekends. I, for one, would be pleased if everyone with the same mindset as you would skip over Saturday and Sunday. We’re here to have fun. If you don’t like the main post for the day, find something you do like and put it in the comments. Don’t bash someone’s work for the sake of bashing.[/quote]
    I have every right to voice my opinion as you do.[/quote]

    Marc, grow up. Yes, duh, you have every right to voice your opinion. But just because you’re exercising that right, that doesn’t mean you’re doing so in a constructive fashion.

    If you don’t like the weekend posts, don’t visit on the weekend. Same practical effect as if I put up a “gone fishin'” sign, and meanwhile those who DO like the weekend posts are able to do so.

    The weekend posts are, for the most part, glorified captions that serve as placeholders so the site can stay open for those of you who want to chat. To bitch about these short posts is silly and pointless — save your complaints for the lengthier weekday posts.

    Uni Watch is diferent things to diferent people. Some folks love the historical pieces, others hate them; some people love the logo/branding critiques, others hate them; some people love the long “Uni Watch Profiles” interviews, others hate them. I can’t please everyone and, frankly, wouldn’t want to try. Uni Watch is ultimately what *I* want it to be (including some historical pieces, some logo/branding critiques, some long interviews, etc.), and what I want it to be on weekends is Bryan’s work. Not your cuppa? No problem — enjoy an extra-long brunch, or read more of the Sunday paper, or call your mom (it’s been too long, hasn’t it?), or do SOMETHING other than griping about a free service that’s provided for your benefit, for shit’s sake….

  • Paul Lukas | August 3, 2008 at 12:05 pm |

    And yes, no more reason to hash this out any further. Let’s move on.

  • Marc M. | August 3, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”283077″][quote comment=”283061″][quote comment=”283060″][quote comment=”283057″]Is this all Uni-Watch is now? Looking through pictures to find something to complain about.
    Its become a bitch-fest.[/quote]

    The comment section on weekends has become a bitchfest, and I’m getting sick of it.

    [quote comment=”283058″]These two yahoos play for Alabama (Nick Fanuzzi on the left and John Parker Wilson on the right)

    OK, you called them yahoos for what reason? You are mean spirited and really are not funny. Next weekend I would prefer if Paul put up a “gone fishin” sign and gave everyone the two days off.[/quote]

    You don’t have to visit on weekends. I, for one, would be pleased if everyone with the same mindset as you would skip over Saturday and Sunday. We’re here to have fun. If you don’t like the main post for the day, find something you do like and put it in the comments. Don’t bash someone’s work for the sake of bashing.[/quote]
    I have every right to voice my opinion as you do.[/quote]

    Marc, grow up. Yes, duh, you have every right to voice your opinion. But just because you’re exercising that right, that doesn’t mean you’re doing so in a constructive fashion.

    If you don’t like the weekend posts, don’t visit on the weekend. Same practical effect as if I put up a “gone fishin'” sign, and meanwhile those who DO like the weekend posts are able to do so.

    The weekend posts are, for the most part, glorified captions that serve as placeholders so the site can stay open for those of you who want to chat. To bitch about these short posts is silly and pointless — save your complaints for the lengthier weekday posts.

    Uni Watch is diferent things to diferent people. Some folks love the historical pieces, others hate them; some people love the logo/branding critiques, others hate them; some people love the long “Uni Watch Profiles” interviews, others hate them. I can’t please everyone and, frankly, wouldn’t want to try. Uni Watch is ultimately what *I* want it to be (including some historical pieces, some logo/branding critiques, some long interviews, etc.), and what I want it to be on weekends is Bryan’s work. Not your cuppa? No problem — enjoy an extra-long brunch, or read more of the Sunday paper, or call your mom (it’s been too long, hasn’t it?), or do SOMETHING other than griping about a free service that’s provided for your benefit, for shit’s sake….[/quote]

    I have nothing else to say.

  • who cares | August 3, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”283076″][quote comment=”283070″]Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?[/quote]
    Liking that shade of gold. Those shoulder things would be much better if they were a bit smaller and didn’t connect in the front. I imagine they also connect under the NOB which will probably look very busy.

    BTW, did we ever determine whether GT is supposed to wear navy or black accent? They seem to go back and forth and I can’t tell what color the numbers are in that picture, althought the coach’s shirt appears to be navy.[/quote]

    Ditto.

  • Robert | August 3, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”283070″]Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?[/quote]

    The pants are very sharp. The jerseys definitely need some work.

  • Frank from B-more | August 3, 2008 at 12:40 pm |

    To hopefully return to uniwatch talk, I am not fond of the new GT unis. I still appreciate that some schools understand understatement in uniforms (Texas, OU, PSU, USC etc). Seems to me the better or more historic the program, the more traditional the uni, much like in the pros.

  • Beardface | August 3, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”283083″]To hopefully return to uniwatch talk, I am not fond of the new GT unis. I still appreciate that some schools understand understatement in uniforms (Texas, OU, PSU, USC etc). Seems to me the better or more historic the program, the more traditional the uni, much like in the pros.[/quote]
    IMHO, the balance lies in the middle. Penn State, Oklahoma, Texas, etc football looks are boring because they just look like t-shirts with numbers on them. They look like something you’d wear in a rec league. I dunno, the traditionalist in me be damned, but that look just bleeds cheap and a stubborn unwillingness to change.

    Look at Virginia Tech, for example. In 1999-2003, they had a great uniform, but it was rather bland. I mean, there was a maroon jersey and white numbers on the front with orange numbers on the sleeves. Very boring, see for yourself: http://images.usatod...
    Yeah, as you can see, they’re a little bland and nothing worth writing home about. Thats essentially what you have with those other uniforms like Okie, Texas, and Penn St.

    Now, in 2004, they switched it up to add some piping. Pretty much the biggest complaint that i would have about them is the orange collar, but other than that, they look pretty sharp. I mean, when you see this, you know its VT, and thats definitely a goal you should have with the unis: http://images.athlon... Had they kept this design for a while, they would have been regarded as a classic in a new school way. Its not over the top, but its not bland, and it certainly doesn’t look traditional, but it works in its own way.

    Now, this year they went and messed it all up and went to the horror side of Nike. http://www.beamerbal... There is not much good you can say about that. Its over the top, its different just to be different, and it screams ‘look at me, i’m unique!’ Its not good, and it just looks forced. This is the bad side of the new age.

    Now, ironically enough, VT also is going to wear arguably one of their best unis of all time this year (and one which they should probably go full-time to if they were smart). http://www.beamerbal... Look at that, its perfection. Its traditional, but its not boring.

  • oakdalepanther | August 3, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    The Cincy Bengals had a similar spacing problem back in the early 70s… qbs Greg Cook and Virgil Carter, among others, had wide-spaced digits. Check the Bengals page at sportsencyclopedia.com…. Charlie Joiner’s 18.

  • TimGA | August 3, 2008 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”283070″]Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?[/quote]

    Thank god I’m a UGA fan. Those uni’s are terrible. So much is going on up top that I went into a seizure when I first opened it.

    Keep up the GREAT work Bryan. I find your weekend posts to be quite amusing. They are a good break from what we find during the week.

  • cah | August 3, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    The Bengals were the first thing I thought of when I saw those pictures. Kenny Anderson and Paul Robinson.

  • Ed | August 3, 2008 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”283070″]Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?[/quote]

    I think the Enterprise should come back and pick up their away team… Very Trek.

  • Flip | August 3, 2008 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”283070″]Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?[/quote]
    omg

  • BS | August 3, 2008 at 2:10 pm |

    The pants on GT’s unis need to be shiny-er. Now they look like sweatpants covered with honey mustard.

  • Philly William | August 3, 2008 at 2:16 pm |

    Nice little slide show on msn.com about the greatest two sport athletes, with some great photos:

    http://msn.foxsports...

    I particularly like this one of Jim Brown wearing old school lacrosse gloves:

    http://msn.foxsports...

  • Daniel | August 3, 2008 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”283076″][quote comment=”283070″]Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?[/quote]
    Liking that shade of gold. Those shoulder things would be much better if they were a bit smaller and didn’t connect in the front. I imagine they also connect under the NOB which will probably look very busy.

    BTW, did we ever determine whether GT is supposed to wear navy or black accent? They seem to go back and forth and I can’t tell what color the numbers are in that picture, althought the coach’s shirt appears to be navy.[/quote]

    If you go the GT’s website its accented in navy, The yellow jacket logo has black stripes on it. Also the front page pic on the site shows the numbers as navy

  • Matt E | August 3, 2008 at 2:23 pm |

    My main gripe with those Georgia Tech uni’s is the black line that connects the two gold slashes. I’m fine with the whole curvy, slashy look, as long as it stays clean. If they’d have just left the two gold parts on each shoulder and just tapered them off, I think it would even balance better with the thick gold collar.

    As it is, the stupid black stripe is cutting the jersey in half right above the number, it looks like they’re wearing… capes draping off of their shoulders or something.

  • Matt E | August 3, 2008 at 2:26 pm |

    Sidenote: #15 seems to be reaching for #81’s golden package in that pic. 81 seems pleasantly accepting of the matter.

  • Daniel | August 3, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    The GT jerseys would look a lot better if they just erased the connecting stripe like so…

    http://i4.photobucke...

    I do like the muted gold instead of the dazzle gold they had been using.

  • Matt E | August 3, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”283095″]The GT jerseys would look a lot better if they just erased the connecting stripe like so…

    http://i4.photobucke...

    I do like the muted gold instead of the dazzle gold they had been using.[/quote]

    Ahhh, that’s better!

  • Ricko | August 3, 2008 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”283096″][quote comment=”283095″]The GT jerseys would look a lot better if they just erased the connecting stripe like so…

    http://i4.photobucke...

    I do like the muted gold instead of the dazzle gold they had been using.[/quote]

    Ahhh, that’s better![/quote]

    Do like that darker gold. Lately teams have been wearing that “champagne” color and calling it “old gold” (Notre Dame for one).

    And, yes, much much better when the horizontal jersey piping removed.

    Navy blue supposedly GT’s other color, officially, anyway.

    —Ricko

  • Joey Guns | August 3, 2008 at 3:05 pm |

    Not uni-related, but this is a funny baseball card error.

    Al Leiter’s 1988 Topps card is actually a picture of Steve George, and not Al….

    http://i7.ebayimg.co...

  • jason | August 3, 2008 at 3:06 pm |

    I’m pretty sure Ben Sheets is pitching without an undershirt. At least I can’t see it if there is one.

  • Ryan B | August 3, 2008 at 3:27 pm |

    I’m no VT fan by any means, but I actually like the new duds. Yeah, it’s a Nike nightmare, but somehow it works. It’s much better than what the likes of Oregon, Oregon State, and Miami have trotted out in recent years.

  • MPowers1634 | August 3, 2008 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”283084″][quote comment=”283083″]To hopefully return to uniwatch talk, I am not fond of the new GT unis. I still appreciate that some schools understand understatement in uniforms (Texas, OU, PSU, USC etc). Seems to me the better or more historic the program, the more traditional the uni, much like in the pros.[/quote]
    IMHO, the balance lies in the middle.

    Penn State, Oklahoma, Texas, etc football looks are boring because they just look like t-shirts with numbers on them. They look like something you’d wear in a rec league. I dunno, the traditionalist in me be damned, but that look just bleeds cheap and a stubborn unwillingness to change.

    Look at Virginia Tech, for example. In 1999-2003, they had a great uniform, but it was rather bland. I mean, there was a maroon jersey and white numbers on the front with orange numbers on the sleeves. Very boring, see for yourself: http://images.usatod...
    Yeah, as you can see, they’re a little bland and nothing worth writing home about. Thats essentially what you have with those other uniforms like Okie, Texas, and Penn St.

    Now, in 2004, they switched it up to add some piping. Pretty much the biggest complaint that i would have about them is the orange collar, but other than that, they look pretty sharp. I mean, when you see this, you know its VT, and thats definitely a goal you should have with the unis: http://images.athlon... Had they kept this design for a while, they would have been regarded as a classic in a new school way. Its not over the top, but its not bland, and it certainly doesn’t look traditional, but it works in its own way.

    Now, this year they went and messed it all up and went to the horror side of Nike. http://www.beamerbal... There is not much good you can say about that. Its over the top, its different just to be different, and it screams ‘look at me, i’m unique!’ Its not good, and it just looks forced. This is the bad side of the new age.

    Now, ironically enough, VT also is going to wear arguably one of their best unis of all time this year (and one which they should probably go full-time to if they were smart). http://www.beamerbal... Look at that, its perfection. Its traditional, but its not boring.[/quote]

    Hello UW, glad to be back from my weeklong Internet-Free sabbatical!

    I LOVED the 2004 piping uniforms of VaTech. As for the new kits: at first, I didn’t like ’em either, but the more I see them, the more I like them!

    As for GaTech’s unis: Pants:Cool, similar to Mizzou Jerseys: Don’t Like Em…too much goin on up top!

  • Robert Jones | August 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    I’ve been reading here a long time, but have never posted, because most of y’all are a lot more astute than I when it comes to matters of uniform trivia. However, I’ve noted in the past few days something that no one else seems to have touched on, so I figured I’d bring it up.

    Several of the Pirates have been wearing their jerseys with the top buttons unbuttoned, and it’s blatant enough that Len Kasper and Bob Brenly have started talking about it on the WGN telecast, to the point of noting various other uniform rules, and wondering when someone’s going to get called for a violation.

    It started, as far as I could tell, with Doug Mientkiewicz wearing two buttons and no velcro over the past two days, and it looked positively bush. Today, he seems to have done one button up, but it still doesn’t seem like he has any velcro on his vest.

    I didn’t get any screencaps of his previous state of disarray, and this look is at least slightly better, but it seems, fortunately for us, and unfortunately for the Pirates, that the look has started spreading, as evidenced here by Ryan Doumit.

    Gruesome.

  • MPowers1634 | August 3, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”283096″][quote comment=”283095″]The GT jerseys would look a lot better if they just erased the connecting stripe like so…

    http://i4.photobucke...

    I do like the muted gold instead of the dazzle gold they had been using.[/quote]

    Ahhh, that’s better![/quote]

    I second that!

  • Azul Army | August 3, 2008 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”283090″]The pants on GT’s unis need to be shiny-er. Now they look like sweatpants covered with honey mustard.[/quote]

    Honey Mustard. THAT’S IT! I saw the pants and couldnt quite figure why I didnt like them. And Honey Mustard covered sweatpants? All of my future salads are now ruined…

    And the photoshopped jersey without the connectng line is a 1000% improvement…

  • Jordan Pope | August 3, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”283102″]I’ve been reading here a long time, but have never posted, because most of y’all are a lot more astute than I when it comes to matters of uniform trivia. However, I’ve noted in the past few days something that no one else seems to have touched on, so I figured I’d bring it up.

    Several of the Pirates have been wearing their jerseys with the top buttons unbuttoned, and it’s blatant enough that Len Kasper and Bob Brenly have started talking about it on the WGN telecast, to the point of noting various other uniform rules, and wondering when someone’s going to get called for a violation.

    It started, as far as I could tell, with Doug Mientkiewicz wearing two buttons and no velcro over the past two days, and it looked positively bush. Today, he seems to have done one button up, but it still doesn’t seem like he has any velcro on his vest.

    I didn’t get any screencaps of his previous state of disarray, and this look is at least slightly better, but it seems, fortunately for us, and unfortunately for the Pirates, that the look has started spreading, as evidenced here by Ryan Doumit.

    Gruesome.[/quote]

    Doumit should know better than that.
    He’s an alum of my High School.

  • Jon | August 3, 2008 at 4:28 pm |

    I don’t know about anyone else but I am looking forward to the Redskins and Colts “Backup Matchup” this evening. I have a few questions for the all knowing Uni Watch Crew:

    1. Will Jason Taylor play?

    2. Are they playing with current unis or throwbacks?

    3. What ever happened with the Colts logo design contest? I know there was a winner, he revealed himself on a forum more than a month ago, but the Colts have remained mum… anyone with the inside scoop… or have my dreams of the Buckin’ Colt come true?

  • Ben | August 3, 2008 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”283100″]I’m no VT fan by any means, but I actually like the new duds. Yeah, it’s a Nike nightmare, but somehow it works. It’s much better than what the likes of Oregon, Oregon State, and Miami have trotted out in recent years.[/quote]
    I agree…It’s much better that what they’ve worn the last couple years with the wierd pants piping.

  • Johnny O | August 3, 2008 at 4:48 pm |

    Who wants to have an NFL Captain’s patch of the Green Bay Packers?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Stan aka The Took | August 3, 2008 at 5:01 pm |

    That Saben look might work if he had a polo on instead of that gray pull over thing… it would still look like shite but better.

  • dhrsko2 | August 3, 2008 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”283070″]Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?[/quote]

    Those come with white helmets this year correct? If so, the hats will look cool but thats the worst shade of gold I’ve ever seen.

  • Tom | August 3, 2008 at 5:13 pm |

    I’m pretty sure Ben Sheets is pitching without an undershirt. At least I can’t see it if there is one.
    I had the same thought, Jason. Seems highly unusual. Even on a hot day, I think I’d still prefer cotton against my skin to polyester. He took the loss, so perhaps he won’t be going with that look again.

    I love the VaTech white-out uni. Although I think I’d love it even more if the UCLA stripe were repeated on the cuff.

    Beardface, I hear what you’re saying about the blandness of Penn State, Texas, Oklahoma, but I disagree about the motivation. I’ve always liked how the (nearly) perennially successful teams stuck with the look associated with their greatest success: The Yankees, the Canadiens, the Packers. So I’ll concede that Penn State is bland (how could I not, right?) but that’s their look, and they’ve won national championships with it.

  • Beardface | August 3, 2008 at 5:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”283111″]I’m pretty sure Ben Sheets is pitching without an undershirt. At least I can’t see it if there is one.
    I had the same thought, Jason. Seems highly unusual. Even on a hot day, I think I’d still prefer cotton against my skin to polyester. He took the loss, so perhaps he won’t be going with that look again.

    I love the VaTech white-out uni. Although I think I’d love it even more if the UCLA stripe were repeated on the cuff.

    Beardface, I hear what you’re saying about the blandness of Penn State, Texas, Oklahoma, but I disagree about the motivation. I’ve always liked how the (nearly) perennially successful teams stuck with the look associated with their greatest success: The Yankees, the Canadiens, the Packers. So I’ll concede that Penn State is bland (how could I not, right?) but that’s their look, and they’ve won national championships with it.[/quote]
    I hear ya on that, but I dunno. Just seems like they’re sticking with tradition just for the sake of doing so. I mean, Miami has a handful of titles, and they switch all the time. They don’t need to, but they do. In fact, heck, back in 1998, they practically started the whole ‘collar a different color and piping on the jersey’ fad that is so prevalent nowadays. Why do they do it? Because they want to and because they are able to create the type of look they want for the type of team they field. granted, the uniforms should have stuck with their 2002 version, but who am I to complain, their colors are green and orange, they’re gonna look ugly no matter what they do.

    But, IMHO, those 3 schools we keep going back to would do well to mix things up a bit with the unis. Now I’m not saying throw piping all over the place and blotches of alternate colors around, but perhaps a stripe down the pants or a stripe on the sleeve wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Just something to differentiate itself from a run of the mill t-shirt with tape look.

    There’s traditional, there’s classic, and then there’s bland. Florida State is traditional, Iowa is traditional, Ohio State is classic… Penn State, Texas, and Oklahoma are bland.

  • Dixie Man 1957 | August 3, 2008 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”283070″]Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?[/quote]

    One word: HIDEOUS!!!

  • lwiedy | August 3, 2008 at 6:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”283102″]I’ve been reading here a long time, but have never posted, because most of y’all are a lot more astute than I when it comes to matters of uniform trivia. However, I’ve noted in the past few days something that no one else seems to have touched on, so I figured I’d bring it up.

    Several of the Pirates have been wearing their jerseys with the top buttons unbuttoned, and it’s blatant enough that Len Kasper and Bob Brenly have started talking about it on the WGN telecast, to the point of noting various other uniform rules, and wondering when someone’s going to get called for a violation.

    It started, as far as I could tell, with Doug Mientkiewicz wearing two buttons and no velcro over the past two days, and it looked positively bush. Today, he seems to have done one button up, but it still doesn’t seem like he has any velcro on his vest.

    I didn’t get any screencaps of his previous state of disarray, and this look is at least slightly better, but it seems, fortunately for us, and unfortunately for the Pirates, that the look has started spreading, as evidenced here by Ryan Doumit.

    Gruesome.[/quote]

    What rule is being violated? In any case, awesome screen grabs!!!

  • Robert Jones | August 3, 2008 at 6:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”283114″]
    What rule is being violated? In any case, awesome screen grabs!!![/quote]

    Not sure any rule is, here. They were just talking about long pants, untucked shirts, and general recent slovenliness. It was a uniwatch-worthy little discussion.

    Thanks for the comments on the grabs. My linux DVR does direct capture over firewire from my cable box — allows for some nice screencaps.

  • Brian | August 3, 2008 at 6:18 pm |

    Quick question about those lame NFL Captain’s patches:
    What do the star mean, as far as how many are colored in?

  • Stan the Man | August 3, 2008 at 6:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”283113″][quote comment=”283070″]Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?[/quote]

    One word: HIDEOUS!!![/quote]

    Just about sums up most of the current College and NFL Uniforms!!!

  • Jason | August 3, 2008 at 6:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”283116″]Quick question about those lame NFL Captain’s patches:
    What do the star mean, as far as how many are colored in?[/quote]

    I think it’s supposed to indicate years of captaincy (?) but I’m not 100% sure.

  • Max | August 3, 2008 at 6:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”283069″]Not completely uniform related, but a funny video from Jacksonville’s camp on rookie “hazing” which includes ridiculous haircuts on rookies by the vets.

    http://www.nfl.com/v...

    Too bad Troy Polamalu wasn’t a rookie for the Jags.

  • Max | August 3, 2008 at 6:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”283058″]These two yahoos play for Alabama (Nick Fanuzzi on the left and John Parker Wilson on the right)

    OK, you called them yahoos for what reason? You are mean spirited and really are not funny. Next weekend I would prefer if Paul put up a “gone fishin” sign and gave everyone the two days off.[/quote]

    No, no, no! We need all the time we can so we can discuss what new decal the NFL is going to put on the helmets, who’s jerseys are buttoned or not, if the Tampa Bay Bucs are changing their number fonts or who is wearing what color shoelaces during training camp.

  • Robert Jones | August 3, 2008 at 6:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”283105″]Doumit should know better than that.
    He’s an alum of my High School.[/quote]

    Well, someone must have had a word with him. I just noticed in the 8th that he came out properly buttoned up. I’m not sure at what point it happened, but he was definitely messy in the 1st.

  • Tom | August 3, 2008 at 6:36 pm |

    I mean, Miami has a handful of titles, and they switch all the time
    Fair point. It’s almost as if their tradition is to change the uniform every few years.

    their colors are green and orange, they’re gonna look ugly no matter what they do
    Ha! Yeah, the decision to play up the green instead of just having it as an accent wasn’t the best.

    They haven’t always been this way: Walter Iooss’ book “Gladiators” shows the ‘Canes in ’73 with a logo-less, forest green helment and matching jersey with white pants. And in the George Mira Era of the early ’60s they basically had Packers colors:

    http://vault.sportsi...

    This one doesn’t show the colors, but I don’t think anyone will object):

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

  • Jordan Sogn | August 3, 2008 at 6:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”283117″][quote comment=”283113″][quote comment=”283070″]Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?[/quote]

    One word: HIDEOUS!!![/quote]

    Just about sums up most of the current College and NFL Uniforms!!![/quote]

    Whith GT’s school colors they could have some great uni’s…too bad they always seem to come up short.

    My pet peeve for NCAA uni’s is the stupid flag with conference affiliation they put on almost all jersey’s…it looks horrible. OU is one of the few that do not put the Big XII decal on their jerseys.

  • Joe D | August 3, 2008 at 7:33 pm |

    I just read the White Sox and Royals had a brawl and saw a picture of it. The Royals were in their third jerseys. I can only imagine how horrible a fight must look with one team in powder blue.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Marty Met | August 3, 2008 at 7:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”283070″]Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?[/quote]

    Now Georgia Tech looks like a bunch of Yahoos.

  • Marty Met | August 3, 2008 at 7:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”283108″]Who wants to have an NFL Captain’s patch of the Green Bay Packers?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Bret Favre does.

  • Cathy | August 3, 2008 at 7:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”283084″][quote comment=”283083″]To hopefully return to uniwatch talk, I am not fond of the new GT unis. I still appreciate that some schools understand understatement in uniforms (Texas, OU, PSU, USC etc). Seems to me the better or more historic the program, the more traditional the uni, much like in the pros.[/quote]
    IMHO, the balance lies in the middle.

    Penn State, Oklahoma, Texas, etc football looks are boring because they just look like t-shirts with numbers on them. They look like something you’d wear in a rec league. I dunno, the traditionalist in me be damned, but that look just bleeds cheap and a stubborn unwillingness to change.

    Look at Virginia Tech, for example. In 1999-2003, they had a great uniform, but it was rather bland. I mean, there was a maroon jersey and white numbers on the front with orange numbers on the sleeves. Very boring, see for yourself: http://images.usatod...
    Yeah, as you can see, they’re a little bland and nothing worth writing home about. Thats essentially what you have with those other uniforms like Okie, Texas, and Penn St.

    Now, in 2004, they switched it up to add some piping. Pretty much the biggest complaint that i would have about them is the orange collar, but other than that, they look pretty sharp. I mean, when you see this, you know its VT, and thats definitely a goal you should have with the unis: http://images.athlon... Had they kept this design for a while, they would have been regarded as a classic in a new school way. Its not over the top, but its not bland, and it certainly doesn’t look traditional, but it works in its own way.

    Now, this year they went and messed it all up and went to the horror side of Nike. http://www.beamerbal... There is not much good you can say about that. Its over the top, its different just to be different, and it screams ‘look at me, i’m unique!’ Its not good, and it just looks forced. This is the bad side of the new age.

    Now, ironically enough, VT also is going to wear arguably one of their best unis of all time this year (and one which they should probably go full-time to if they were smart). http://www.beamerbal... Look at that, its perfection. Its traditional, but its not boring.[/quote]

    At first glance I hated them, but the white jersey isn’t bad. Picture it with their burgandy pants and you have a pretty decent uniform. I’m a VT fan, but burgandy and orange is always tough to pull off.

  • LI Phil | August 3, 2008 at 7:59 pm |

    [quote]Just seems like they’re sticking with tradition just for the sake of doing so.[/quote]

    and your point is?

  • LI Phil | August 3, 2008 at 8:05 pm |

    i can see my reflection in al michaels’ suit

  • hollerbach | August 3, 2008 at 8:07 pm |

    [quote comment=\”283110\”][quote comment=\”283070\”]Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?[/quote]

    Those come with white helmets this year correct? If so, the hats will look cool but thats the worst shade of gold I\’ve ever seen.[/quote]

    They\’ve been wearing a new gold lid in practice that matched the new darker gold and are suppose to wear that during games as well, they do plan on wearing the throwbacks, with white helmet, from 2 years ago for a couple of games.

    what I do like is they are going back to wearing white at home, like it should be.

    I love the correct gold but hate the pattern. this is one of those instances where tradition should have trumped the supplier.

  • LI Phil | August 3, 2008 at 8:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”283123″]This one doesn’t show the colors, but I don’t think anyone will object):

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

    are nebraska wearing white chucks? wow…and i do love that old husker font

  • Dom | August 3, 2008 at 8:18 pm |

    How long have the Cardinals been wearing these hats? Their wearing them tonite against the Phillies and ive never seen them before.

    http://www.lids.com/...

  • Tim F. | August 3, 2008 at 8:23 pm |

    Watching the Colts/Skins tonight and I’m worried already about the upcoming season.

    We all know that sleeves have all but disappeared on in football, especially on linemen, but I think the next step has been taken by Washington.

    The defensive lineman look like they’re wearing cutoff T-shirts. You can really get a sense of it on Jason Taylor who is on the sideline, sans pads.

    I’ll try to get screenshots.

  • My Name is Not Earl | August 3, 2008 at 8:29 pm |

    At the very least, the Redskins aren’t wearing the “red jersey” red socks with their red pants, like they were at the end of last year.

  • Joe D | August 3, 2008 at 8:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”283133″]How long have the Cardinals been wearing these hats? Their wearing them tonite against the Phillies and ive never seen them before.

    http://www.lids.com/...

    I remember Mark McGuire wearing this hat, so I think it’s been a while.

  • LI Phil | August 3, 2008 at 8:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”283134″]Watching the Colts/Skins tonight and I’m worried already about the upcoming season.

    We all know that sleeves have all but disappeared on in football, especially on linemen, but I think the next step has been taken by Washington.

    The defensive lineman look like they’re wearing cutoff T-shirts. You can really get a sense of it on Jason Taylor who is on the sideline, sans pads.

    I’ll try to get screenshots.[/quote]

    yeah…i saw jt…but i think his sleeves are rolled up…he’s not wearing pads, like you said…the OL & DL shirts are definitely as small as you can get, barely covering the pads, and plenty of armpit hole action…*sigh*

    however, we’ve seen sleeves this “short” before, and i don’t think they can actually get any shorter (due to pads), but the cut of both teams is definitely tighter and higher (some guys pads are now sticking out underneath their shirts) and the armpit holes are easily as big as ever…hopefully this won’t carry over to the real season, but im afraid it will

    on another note…how refreshing is it to see a helmet with only ONE number on the back?

  • Joe D | August 3, 2008 at 8:36 pm |

    I thought the point of the obscenely bright neon green sticker was so it’s easy to pick out the one allowed player with a radio. Now seeing the NFL/lightning bolt logo in action in tonight’s game, I think it takes away from the brightness making it a little less obvious.

  • LI Phil | August 3, 2008 at 8:54 pm |

    how many levels of football do they play at the HOF?

    looks like 3 sets of hash marks and 2 ‘PAT’ stripes

    is this for pro, college & HS?

  • LI Phil | August 3, 2008 at 9:05 pm |

    and one more thing…

    when did the refs get the black stripe on their white pants?

    must be new this year

  • Eric B in KC | August 3, 2008 at 9:21 pm |

    the stripes are new. i don’t remember those from last season.

    you’re correct on the hashmarks. pro, college, hs.

  • Eric B in KC | August 3, 2008 at 9:26 pm |

    that lucas oil stadium in indy is pretty cool looking. i like the old style architecture on the exterior.

  • Nate | August 3, 2008 at 9:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”283112″][quote comment=”283111″]I’m pretty sure Ben Sheets is pitching without an undershirt. At least I can’t see it if there is one.
    I had the same thought, Jason. Seems highly unusual. Even on a hot day, I think I’d still prefer cotton against my skin to polyester. He took the loss, so perhaps he won’t be going with that look again.

    I love the VaTech white-out uni. Although I think I’d love it even more if the UCLA stripe were repeated on the cuff.

    Beardface, I hear what you’re saying about the blandness of Penn State, Texas, Oklahoma, but I disagree about the motivation. I’ve always liked how the (nearly) perennially successful teams stuck with the look associated with their greatest success: The Yankees, the Canadiens, the Packers. So I’ll concede that Penn State is bland (how could I not, right?) but that’s their look, and they’ve won national championships with it.[/quote]
    I hear ya on that, but I dunno. Just seems like they’re sticking with tradition just for the sake of doing so. I mean, Miami has a handful of titles, and they switch all the time. They don’t need to, but they do. In fact, heck, back in 1998, they practically started the whole ‘collar a different color and piping on the jersey’ fad that is so prevalent nowadays. Why do they do it? Because they want to and because they are able to create the type of look they want for the type of team they field. granted, the uniforms should have stuck with their 2002 version, but who am I to complain, their colors are green and orange, they’re gonna look ugly no matter what they do.

    But, IMHO, those 3 schools we keep going back to would do well to mix things up a bit with the unis. Now I’m not saying throw piping all over the place and blotches of alternate colors around, but perhaps a stripe down the pants or a stripe on the sleeve wouldn’t be such a bad idea. Just something to differentiate itself from a run of the mill t-shirt with tape look.

    There’s traditional, there’s classic, and then there’s bland. Florida State is traditional, Iowa is traditional, Ohio State is classic… Penn State, Texas, and Oklahoma are bland.[/quote]
    Texas has stripes on their jerseys.

  • James Craven | August 3, 2008 at 9:26 pm |

    Yeah, Philip. Those are three different markings and two different PAT lines on the field. Three high schools and two small colleges play there as well. The HOF game is the only “pro” game played there annually.

    However, I loathe the new pants stripe on the refs. Very bush league.

  • LI Phil | August 3, 2008 at 9:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”283143″]Yeah, Philip. Those are three different markings and two different PAT lines on the field. Three high schools and two small colleges play there as well. The HOF game is the only “pro” game played there annually.

    However, I loathe the new pants stripe on the refs. Very bush league.[/quote]

    thanks james…i heard al & john describe the hash mark thing too

    in re: ref pants…another classic case of fixing something that aint broke…agreed on your assessment of ‘bush league’…looks like shit imho

  • Joe | August 3, 2008 at 9:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”283133″]How long have the Cardinals been wearing these hats? Their wearing them tonite against the Phillies and ive never seen them before.

    http://www.lids.com/...

    I believe that they have been wearing those hats on Sundays for quite a number of years now.

  • Joe F. | August 3, 2008 at 9:59 pm |

    Texans unvieled they’re uniform combos for the season

    http://www.houstonte...

  • Joe | August 3, 2008 at 10:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”283147″]Texans unvieled they’re uniform combos for the season

    http://www.houstonte...

    Interesting that they are scheduled to wear their white jerseys for the pre-seasons game in Dallas. Surely this is a mistake, unless the Cowboys are wearing their throwbacks, as they did in the regular season game against the Packers last year.

  • Brandon | August 3, 2008 at 10:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”283148″][quote comment=”283147″]Texans unvieled they’re uniform combos for the season

    http://www.houstonte...

    Interesting that they are scheduled to wear their white jerseys for the pre-seasons game in Dallas. Surely this is a mistake, unless the Cowboys are wearing their throwbacks, as they did in the regular season game against the Packers last year.[/quote]
    looks like that game says Jersey/pants combination not available

  • LI Phil | August 3, 2008 at 10:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”283148″][quote comment=”283147″]Texans unvieled they’re uniform combos for the season

    http://www.houstonte...

    Interesting that they are scheduled to wear their white jerseys for the pre-seasons game in Dallas. Surely this is a mistake, unless the Cowboys are wearing their throwbacks, as they did in the regular season game against the Packers last year.[/quote]

    those pics are just *placeholders*…the actual caption says:

    Friday, Aug. 22, 7:00 p.m.
    Texas Stadium
    CBS, SportsRadio 610
    Governor’s Cup
    Jersey/pants combination not available

    in fact…every away game says jersey/pants not available

  • Al | August 3, 2008 at 11:08 pm |
  • Jason | August 3, 2008 at 11:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”283116″]Quick question about those lame NFL Captain’s patches:
    What do the star mean, as far as how many are colored in?[/quote]

    Last year every captain had the first star coloured in. We’ll have to see this as this is the second year with the patches

  • LI Phil | August 3, 2008 at 11:22 pm |

    RIP skip

  • James Craven | August 3, 2008 at 11:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”283088″][quote comment=”283070″]“Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday.
    What do you think?
    [/quote]

    “I think the Enterprise should come back and pick up their away team… Very Trek.”[/quote]

    All except the guy in the red shirt…

  • LI Phil | August 3, 2008 at 11:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”283154″][quote comment=”283088″][quote comment=”283070″]“Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday.
    What do you think?
    [/quote]

    “I think the Enterprise should come back and pick up their away team… Very Trek.”[/quote]

    All except the guy in the red shirt…[/quote]

    indeed

  • Nate | August 3, 2008 at 11:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”283150″][quote comment=”283148″][quote comment=”283147″]Texans unvieled they’re uniform combos for the season

    http://www.houstonte...

    Interesting that they are scheduled to wear their white jerseys for the pre-seasons game in Dallas. Surely this is a mistake, unless the Cowboys are wearing their throwbacks, as they did in the regular season game against the Packers last year.[/quote]

    those pics are just *placeholders*…the actual caption says:

    Friday, Aug. 22, 7:00 p.m.
    Texas Stadium
    CBS, SportsRadio 610
    Governor’s Cup
    Jersey/pants combination not available

    in fact…every away game says jersey/pants not available[/quote]
    actually, they have the combos listed for the home games, but not the away games.

  • Mike Engle | August 3, 2008 at 11:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”283156″][quote comment=”283150″][quote comment=”283148″][quote comment=”283147″]Texans unvieled they’re uniform combos for the season

    http://www.houstonte...

    Interesting that they are scheduled to wear their white jerseys for the pre-seasons game in Dallas. Surely this is a mistake, unless the Cowboys are wearing their throwbacks, as they did in the regular season game against the Packers last year.[/quote]

    those pics are just *placeholders*…the actual caption says:

    Friday, Aug. 22, 7:00 p.m.
    Texas Stadium
    CBS, SportsRadio 610
    Governor’s Cup
    Jersey/pants combination not available

    in fact…every away game says jersey/pants not available[/quote]
    actually, they have the combos listed for the home games, but not the away games.[/quote]
    Because the away combos are dependent on what the respective home teams decide to wear, natch.
    More teams should do this. There have to be fans out there who would love to wear the “right” jersey and match the players. I know the Bengals announce their wardrobe choices like the Texans. Any others?

  • lwiedy | August 3, 2008 at 11:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”283153″]RIP skip[/quote]

    Not sure if I follow, Phil. Was that a nickname for A. Solzhenitsyn?

  • Mike Engle | August 3, 2008 at 11:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”283158″][quote comment=”283153″]RIP skip[/quote]

    Not sure if I follow, Phil. Was that a nickname for A. Solzhenitsyn?[/quote]
    Braves’ voice Skip Caray

  • lwiedy | August 3, 2008 at 11:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”283159″][quote comment=”283158″][quote comment=”283153″]RIP skip[/quote]

    Not sure if I follow, Phil. Was that a nickname for A. Solzhenitsyn?[/quote]
    Braves’ voice Skip Caray[/quote]

    Wow.

  • Original Jim | August 4, 2008 at 12:28 am |

    [quote comment=”283140″]and one more thing…

    when did the refs get the black stripe on their white pants?

    must be new this year[/quote]

    In the Madden football video game for PS3, the stripes were on the officials’ white knickers last season. It’s possible they were intended to be on the pants last season, to mimic the white stripes on the black ski cold-weather pants.

  • nick | August 4, 2008 at 12:45 am |

    [quote comment=”283070″]Georgia Tech showed off their new uniforms at fanday yesterday
    what do you think?[/quote]

    The new shade of GOLD is markedly better than
    the weak-piss color of “Vegas Gold”, and the GOLD shoulder stripe is not bad, but the newer jerseys way too piping and busyness to be much of an improvement.

    Eliminate the collar color and the line across the chest and school name on front and the side -of-the-jersey spandex striping and then we can talk !!!

  • nick | August 4, 2008 at 12:50 am |

    [quote comment=”283083″]To hopefully return to uniwatch talk, I am not fond of the new GT unis. I still appreciate that some schools understand understatement in uniforms (Texas, OU, PSU, USC etc). Seems to me the better or more historic the program, the more traditional the uni, much like in the pros.[/quote]

    It looks like the GT accent color will be NAVY BLUE, as that is the color of the numbers on the white jersey.

    I believe that their OLD GOLD throwbacks worn against Notre Dame 2-3 years ago (weith that white helmet or with a gold helmet) are VASTLY SUPERIOR to this modern drivel !!!

  • dhrsko2 | August 4, 2008 at 12:52 am |

    Duke unveiled their new uniforms today:

    http://www.goduke.co...

    Helmets are pretty much the same as last year’s with a gray facemask…looks like the colts were a, eh hem, “model” for this

  • Dan | August 4, 2008 at 12:59 am |

    [quote comment=”283097″][quote comment=”283096″][quote comment=”283095″]The GT jerseys would look a lot better if they just erased the connecting stripe like so…

    http://i4.photobucke...

    I do like the muted gold instead of the dazzle gold they had been using.[/quote]

    Ahhh, that’s better![/quote]

    Do like that darker gold. Lately teams have been wearing that “champagne” color and calling it “old gold” (Notre Dame for one).

    And, yes, much much better when the horizontal jersey piping removed.

    Navy blue supposedly GT’s other color, officially, anyway.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    That champagne gold is terrible. Colorado has the worst shade of pants I’ve ever seen (the gold ones).

    I like this deeper shade, but wish it did shine a little. Very disappointed in Georgia Tech’s decision to go with white home jerseys. I know it’s been a popular thing in the past, but a navy top with gold pants would be great. Maybe a throwback white helmet too?

  • Beardface | August 4, 2008 at 1:45 am |

    [quote comment=”283164″]Duke unveiled their new uniforms today:

    http://www.goduke.co...

    Helmets are pretty much the same as last year’s with a gray facemask…looks like the colts were a, eh hem, “model” for this[/quote]
    Well, the first step to being a winner is looking like a winner…

    then again, Duke tried to model their unis last year off USC, and all that did was drag USC down to a loss to Stanford. Perhaps putting money on the Colts to win anything this year is a bad idea… And while you’re at it, include LSU in on that one as well. Tigers won’t win a thing with Duke modeling their unis after them…

  • Steven | August 4, 2008 at 3:07 am |

    [quote comment=\”283164\”]Duke unveiled their new uniforms today:

    http://www.goduke.co...

    Helmets are pretty much the same as last year\’s with a gray facemask…looks like the colts were a, eh hem, \”model\” for this[/quote]

    I swear Kentucky wore virtually the same look for a \”throwback\” game a couple years ago.

    Ok, I found a picture…not virtually the same look, but darn close!

    http://www.ukathleti...

  • Ricko | August 4, 2008 at 6:48 am |

    Duke has worn that look before, when they actually were good enough to warrant being on the cover of Street & Smith’s.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Road jerseys and pants were white.

  • Britt | August 4, 2008 at 6:31 pm |

    Georgia Tech’s official colors are old gold and white. Each athletic team is allowed to pick the third color (navy or black). The football team has always worn white at home except for when the NCAA had that rule that required teams to wear dark home jerseys.

  • Jon L. | August 5, 2008 at 9:56 am |

    HAhahahahahaha

    Welcome to defensive Bama fan world. I live in it. By the way, I didn’t read all the comments so just in case they missed it:
    1. They have 12 national championships*
    2. Bear Bryant was their coach
    3. They will win the national championship this year, not because they are good…because they are Alabama.
    4. Phil Fulmer is the cause of all the world’s problems including, but not limited to, the shoddiness of their practice jerseys, all the team’s injuries, and manmade global warming.
    5. They have 12 national championships* (Not a duplicate, they usually say it twice)

    *several of their “national championships” are less credible that others. I think CatFancy awarded one of them.

    Thanks UniWatch
    War Eagle

  • bugo | August 5, 2008 at 11:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”283372″]HAhahahahahaha

    Welcome to defensive Bama fan world. I live in it. By the way, I didn’t read all the comments so just in case they missed it:
    1. They have 12 national championships*
    2. Bear Bryant was their coach
    3. They will win the national championship this year, not because they are good…because they are Alabama.
    4. Phil Fulmer is the cause of all the world’s problems including, but not limited to, the shoddiness of their practice jerseys, all the team’s injuries, and manmade global warming.
    5. They have 12 national championships* (Not a duplicate, they usually say it twice)

    *several of their “national championships” are less credible that others. I think CatFancy awarded one of them.

    Thanks UniWatch
    War Eagle[/quote]

    None of that matters, because they LOST at HOME to ULM!

    “Alabama lost to ULM” is one of the funniest phrases in the English language.

  • Brian McKellar | August 6, 2008 at 4:37 pm |

    I was just reading back over this column & watching the Cubs on WGN when Brenly & Kasper mentioned Uni-Watch on the air. They were commenting about the transcript being posted on here & how the Cubs jerseys were the only ones to not feature the pro-style button spacing. It was pretty cool to hear this blog mentioned on the air!