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Hüsker Dü? Huskers Do.

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We often talk discuss yearbooks and programs, but we don’t often talk about media guides, in large part because they’re not documented very well on the web. But now someone has put together an online exhibit of Nebraska football media guides from 1964 through 1990, and there’s a ton of great stuff. Here’s a sampling:

1964: Even in black-and-white, the two Ns — one on the field, one in the stands — is pretty inspiring.

1965: Even though I know the ’Huskers wore that cutesy number font back in the ’60s, I still have a hard time wrapping my brain around it.

1967: I’m frankly a bit astonished that they had a black player pose next to a blonde white cheerleader for this cover shot in 1967.

1969: Interesting shot here. As you can see, the helmet shows the NCAA’s 100th-anniversary decal, which many teams wore that year. The thing is, Nebraska didn’t wear that decal on the side of their helmet — they wore it on the front (as seen, ironically, in several photos from the following year’s media guide cover).

1970: This year’s guide featured a cool little gallery of logos, many of which I hadn’t seen before.

1973: Some pretty cool typography and illustration here.

1974: This was the year Herbie Husker was ready for his close-up. Inside there was a page explaining his evolution.

1975: After two years of putting illustrations on the cover, they switched to one of history’s most boring photos. Seriously, does that look like a bad high school yearbook photo or what?

1976: That’s more like it.

1977: I like the de facto Big Eight helmet gallery. Less fond of the de facto cap ad they ran the following year.

1980: “By far my favorite,” says reader Ethan Rowley (who works in the Nebraska athletic dept.), and it’s hard to argue with him. Is this a media guide or a poster for a Richard Pryor film?

1982: The bare midriff was in full force in the early and mid-’80s.

1987: Very odd front cover. Almost feels more like a back cover, no? Also, note that the bare midriff is now covered by a T-shirt.

1989: The season hasn’t even started and they’re already lobbying for the Heisman. That’s pretty standard stuff nowadays, but I think it was much more “innovative” in 1989. Is this when the whole Heisman process started going down the crapper?

(Thanks to the aforementioned Ethan Rowley and also to Brian Hansen, who both told me about this online exhibit a few days ago.)

Raffle Results: The winner of the $100 gift card from SoccerPro.com is JK Chaney, who should contact me asap to claim his prize. And as for everyone who didn’t win…

Yet Another August Raffle: Here’s something you don’t see every day: a banner from the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta. It currently belongs to reader Mike Burnett, who explains how he acquired it:

These banners were all over the place in Atlanta, with different corporate logos on them, and in different colors. I was working at a theatre there at the time. As the games were drawing to a close, they started disappearing — even the bigger ones off the freeway. Knowing what my group had to do to get ours (several scout vehicles at the ends of streets, headset walkie-talkies, a pickup, an 18-foot extension ladder, and some quick legwork by our greaseman), I can only imagine how big a hassle it was getting one of the freeway models.

Anyway, it’s 8’6″ long and two feet wide — too large for my home, and it’s been making move after move with me. Seeing as the Olympics are coming up, and those things clutter — err, dcorate — the towns of the Olympics, I thought it might make a nice raffle prize.

Ladies and gentlemen, I don’t know what to say. It’s not every day a reader offers to raffle off something he stole from the Olympics (nor is it every day I run a raffle listing that includes the word “greaseman”). If you’re as stirred by Michael’s generosity as I am, and if you’d like him to hand off this treasured item to you like a veritable 4-by-400 relay baton, send a blank e-mail with your name in the subject line to the raffle address (not to the usual Uni Watch e-mail address, please) by 10pm eastern this Wednesday — that’s the day after tomorrow, August 13th.

I liked the way we handled the entries for the soccer raffle, so let’s try that again: If you’re enrolled in the Uni Watch membership program, you can send in up to four e-mails; everyone else gets one e-mail (and I’ll be checking multiple e-mailers against the membership roster, so don’t bother trying to cheat). The winner will be announced this Thursday.

Uni Watch News Ticker: According to the second graf of this story, the Dodgers will soon be marketing Manny Ramirez caps with built-in dreadlocks. … Scott Mason sent along some photos of pages from this book. I’ve gathered them into a slideshow here. … Awesome hockey facemask here. … Here’s a good video report on the new Michigan uniforms. Depressing to see that even the equipment manager gets stuck with the triple-stripe treatment (with thanks to David Horn). … Judging by the way Phil Hughes has been dressing during his rehab stint in Scranton, the Yankees need to reactivate him quick (with thanks to Jeff Landset). … “Baylor’s new coach, Art Briles, had the the Bears in Packers pants last week,” reports Matt Mitchell. “Up until two-a-days, they had been strictly old gold for the past 15 years or so. No word as to whether these will see game use. If so, it would certainly look better with coordinated headgear.” … “There’s gottta be a point-shaving joke here somewhere,” says Todd Fisher. … “I’m a sucker for the old minor league uniforms with a name down the placket,” writes Pacific northwest baseball guru Dave Eskenazi. “The 1911 Western League St. Joe Drummers not only had the vertical nickname on the shirt, but also the stylized ‘SJ’ on the chest, and ‘St Joe’ on the hat (quite unusual). I’d never seen this uniform until I stumbled across this series of real photo postcards.” … Do you know what the Boston Cannons have in common with the Dallas Cowboys? (More to the point, do you even know what sport the Boston Cannons play?) Look here (with thanks to Travis Holland). … We’d previously seen USF’s new road jersey, but here are the homes. Lots more pics in this gallery. … Kelvin Torve will forever be the answer to a trivia question (with thanks to Alan Kreit). … Lots of game-used jerseys and helmets were on sale at LSU’s annual fan day (with thanks to Derek Ponamsky). … Potentially disturbing news from Jerime Wargo, who writes: “My friend’s brother works for Reebok. He’s in production, not design, so I usually don’t get any design info from him that I haven’t seen somewhere else first. But this afternoon the following nugget was passed along to me: ‘So, word in Reebok/Adidas world is that the Miami Dolphins contacted them today to totally reimage them. We’re talking new logo, new color scheme, and new uniforms. Why? Because, according to their front office, they want to be “tough,” and unfortunately orange and teal don’t go along with tough.’ It seems to me this is bound to end in disaster.” It also sounds like yet another reason (as if any were needed) to hate Bill Parcells. … Check out what Houston’s football jersey looked like in 1946 (awesome find by Susan Freeman). … In Friday’s comments, someone noted that the mesh on the Giants’ jerseys is now running all the way to the collar, instead of just up to the yoke seam. I asked Joe Skiba about it, and he said, “That’s a permanent change. I’ll have some more goodies up my sleeve as the season goes on.” … Kinda weird to see a team wearing throwbacks in a preseason game. Not unprecedented, but pretty unusual nonetheless. … Two new jersey patches on display in Saturday’s Rams/Titans game: The Rams’ Georgia Frontiere memorial (sure would’ve been a lot smaller if she’d had a less flashy signature), and the Titans’ 10th-season patch (which was missing from a few jerseys, but that’s the preseason for ya). … Wearing red can give you an advantage with the refs (with thanks to Doug Mooney). …

 

155 comments to Hüsker Dü? Huskers Do.

  • Welks | August 11, 2008 at 7:59 am |

    Unusual to see throwbacks. But the Bills should change back to these full time. The current uni looks like garbage compared to the throwbacks.

  • Scott | August 11, 2008 at 8:11 am |

    Wow, the Dolphins changing their entire scheme? And hiring adidas and/or Reebok to do it? Why not hire somebody with some history in the Miami area … though, regardless, it’s as big a disaster-waiting-to-happen as there is in uni-sports.

    Want tough? Go back to the ’70s ‘Phins and replicate their efforts (both on the field, and in the style manual).

  • Ricko | August 11, 2008 at 8:19 am |

    Dolphins wanna look tough. Butch Davis doesn’t like Carolina’s light blue.

    The Testosteronally Insecure Macho Shithead Club (of which Parcells obviously is a card-carrying, lifetime member) continues forward. My god, how did Michael Jordan ever manage to drive the lane in a Tarheels uni? How does Tennessee ever win a football game? Or how did UCLA ever win all those basketball titles in those wimpy light blues? Or the Jets actually win Super Bowl III wearing KELLY green? And, of course, everyone knows the Celtics wouldn’t have won the NBA title this year if they had added some BLACK to their unis (the Big Three had nothing to do with it, of course, it was those “tougher” unis).

    Even ROYAL blue is considered wussy these days (see Buffalo Sabres, Cal Bears, Cowboys throwbacks—which should be ROYAL—and others who have ditched it for Navy).

    Cubs even created a mythical Navy throwback cap this year, probably because they didn’t think Royal would sell.

    I swear, there is a school of thought out there that thinks the world of sports will only be right when everyone wears Navy, Black, Maroon or Forest. No other colors will be allowed. And, man, will things be visually dull (not to mention the traditions trashed) then.

    I mean management AND the public.

    (“Oooo, won’t it be great when we all look like NINJAS”).

    Wrong. It ain’t the uniform, gentlemen, or the color. It’s how you wear it.

  • Ricko | August 11, 2008 at 8:21 am |

    And, of course, everyone knows the Celtics wouldn’t have won the NBA title this year if they HADN’T added some BLACK to their unis (the Big Three had nothing to do with it, of course, it was those “tougher” unis).

    (self-corrected)

    —Ricko

  • Robert | August 11, 2008 at 8:31 am |

    I will be savoring today’s Uni Watch for days. Great stuff.

    Surprised that a black player posed next to a blonde on a cover in 1967? C’mon, Paul, Nebraska isn’t in the South.

    We need more Harry Husker coverage. http://i62.photobuck...

  • LI Phil | August 11, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    [quote comment=”284175″]Dolphins wanna look tough. Butch Davis doesn’t like Carolina’s light blue.

    The Testosteronally Insecure Macho Shithead Club (of which Parcells obviously is a card-carrying, lifetime member) continues forward.[/quote]

    perhaps the tuna read this?

  • MPowers1634 | August 11, 2008 at 8:43 am |

    I love the Bear STicker on the Baylor nose bumper!
    http://farm4.static....

    Question: Why would LSU be selling off game-used helmets, if they still match the current uni sets?

    My only thought is that they are too damaged to recondition, which would make them questionable to purchase!

  • Robert | August 11, 2008 at 8:46 am |

    [quote comment=”284179″]I love the Bear STicker on the Baylor nose bumper!
    http://farm4.static....

    Question: Why would LSU be selling off game-used helmets, if they still match the current uni sets?

    My only thought is that they are too damaged to recondition, which would make them questionable to purchase![/quote]

    What is up with Baylor’s yellow pants? The gold looked better, and matched their helmets.

  • LI Phil | August 11, 2008 at 8:50 am |

    [quote comment=”284180″]What is up with Baylor’s yellow pants? The gold looked better, and matched their helmets.[/quote]

    from the ticker:

    “Baylor’s new coach, Art Briles, had the the Bears in Packers pants last week,” reports Matt Mitchell. “Up until two-a-days, they had been strictly old gold for the past 15 years or so. No word as to whether these will see game use. If so, it would certainly look better with coordinated headgear.”

    so there ya go

  • Steve | August 11, 2008 at 8:51 am |

    Does anyone know the history/tradition of biting your medal as the Olympics? Every athlete appears to take at least one photo with their teeth on the edge of medal (which, I think, is totally odd).

  • Robert | August 11, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    And just for the hell of it: Long live Bob Mould.

  • Robert | August 11, 2008 at 8:56 am |

    [quote comment=”284181″][quote comment=”284180″]What is up with Baylor’s yellow pants? The gold looked better, and matched their helmets.[/quote]

    from the ticker:

    “Baylor’s new coach, Art Briles, had the the Bears in Packers pants last week,” reports Matt Mitchell. “Up until two-a-days, they had been strictly old gold for the past 15 years or so. No word as to whether these will see game use. If so, it would certainly look better with coordinated headgear.”

    so there ya go[/quote]

    I apologize for not reading that entry. I am normally very good about being thorough in my ticker-reading, but I am still feeling dizzy and euphoric from today’s primary topic.

  • Steve | August 11, 2008 at 9:00 am |

    [quote comment=”284182″]Does anyone know the history/tradition of biting your medal as the Olympics? Every athlete appears to take at least one photo with their teeth on the edge of medal (which, I think, is totally odd).[/quote]

    To follow-up/clarify, I know it’s supposed to be related to testing it for authenticity of metal quality, but who along the way decided it needed to be tested? And why does it continue if it’s only really just a plating of the metal and not pure to begin with?

  • Patrick Sievert | August 11, 2008 at 9:03 am |

    That 1970 guide is interesting. (Well, for one, it’s actually for the 1971 season). But mostly it’s interesting that it refers to the “Oklahoma State Aggies.” Oklahoma State dropped the Aggies for the Cowboys in 1957. Apparently Nebraska was a little behind the times, or just didn’t feel like they should recognize the name change.

    At least they didn’t keep calling them Oklahoma A&M.

  • RS Rogers | August 11, 2008 at 9:10 am |

    “the mesh on the Giants’ jerseys is now running all the way to the collar … Can’t say I’m fond of this one, because … (b) the non-mesh nameplate looks particularly bad on the mesh background.”

    But, um, the nameplate is mesh. And it looks just fine.

  • Geeman | August 11, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”284175″]Dolphins wanna look tough. Butch Davis doesn’t like Carolina’s light blue.

    The Testosteronally Insecure Macho Shithead Club (of which Parcells obviously is a card-carrying, lifetime member) continues forward. My god, how did Michael Jordan ever manage to drive the lane in a Tarheels uni? How does Tennessee ever win a football game? Or how did UCLA ever win all those basketball titles in those wimpy light blues? Or the Jets actually win Super Bowl III wearing KELLY green? And, of course, everyone knows the Celtics wouldn’t have won the NBA title this year if they had added some BLACK to their unis (the Big Three had nothing to do with it, of course, it was those “tougher” unis).

    Even ROYAL blue is considered wussy these days (see Buffalo Sabres, Cal Bears, Cowboys throwbacks—which should be ROYAL—and others who have ditched it for Navy).

    Cubs even created a mythical Navy throwback cap this year, probably because they didn’t think Royal would sell.

    I swear, there is a school of thought out there that thinks the world of sports will only be right when everyone wears Navy, Black, Maroon or Forest. No other colors will be allowed. And, man, will things be visually dull (not to mention the traditions trashed) then.

    I mean management AND the public.

    (“Oooo, won’t it be great when we all look like NINJAS”).

    Wrong. It ain’t the uniform, gentlemen, or the color. It’s how you wear it.[/quote]
    Look at the U. of Miami wearing black uniforms, when they already have two fine colors. I’m sure black will feel great in the Miami heat. Summer ends down there in what, November?

  • Paul Lukas | August 11, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”284187″]

    “the mesh on the Giants’ jerseys is now running all the way to the collar … Can’t say I’m fond of this one, because … (b) the non-mesh nameplate looks particularly bad on the mesh background.”

    But, um, the nameplate is mesh. [/quote]

    Kee-reck. My bad. Put the Ticker together really late last night and wasn’t paying close enough attention. Will fix now.

  • Matt | August 11, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    Speaking of less-macho uni colors, how about that 1982 NU media guide cover? That’s Colorado waiting for Rimington to snap the ball, back, I think, in McCartney’s first couple of seasons when the Buffs used a not-quite royal blue to compliment their official gold and silver.

    An interesting topic might be how the colors of some college teams have shifted over the years (Indiana’s multiple reds AND whites, Cal’s different blues, Michigan State’s greens, etc. ) either by mandate or whim of the equipment manager. I specifically remember reading in SI that when Joe Kapp coached Cal, he wanted a darker, stronger blue.

  • DenverGregg | August 11, 2008 at 9:39 am |

    [quote comment=”284175″]Dolphins wanna look tough. . . .

    The Testosteronally Insecure Macho Shithead Club (of which Parcells obviously is a card-carrying, lifetime member) continues forward. . . . Or the Jets actually win Super Bowl III wearing KELLY green?[/quote]

    I’m not one to defend Parcells (or to correct Ricko who has probably forgotten more about the subject than I’ll ever know), but Parcells brought the Jets back to the older uni style.

  • Jet | August 11, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    I want a St. Joe Drummers uniform, and I want it NOW!!!

    -Jet

  • Ricko | August 11, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    [quote comment=”284191″][quote comment=”284175″]Dolphins wanna look tough. . . .

    The Testosteronally Insecure Macho Shithead Club (of which Parcells obviously is a card-carrying, lifetime member) continues forward. . . . Or the Jets actually win Super Bowl III wearing KELLY green?[/quote]

    I’m not one to defend Parcells (or to correct Ricko who has probably forgotten more about the subject than I’ll ever know), but Parcells brought the Jets back to the older uni style.[/quote]

    Indeed, he did. But not the colors. Parcells revived the Namath era duds in Forest and White, rather than the original Kelly and White.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | August 11, 2008 at 10:03 am |

    Speaking of the Jets, 20,000 Favre jerseys were sold online in first 48 hours after the trade, and hits on the Jets website were up 4,000 percent.

    So, when you’re building a stadium in conjunction with another team, and you won 4 games last year while the other team pulled off the second biggest Super Bowl upset ever (SB III still the big one, always will be)…ya gotta do something.

    And they sure did. Now to see if it matters on the field.

    —Ricko

  • BS | August 11, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”284188″][quote comment=”284175″]Dolphins wanna look tough. Butch Davis doesn’t like Carolina’s light blue.

    The Testosteronally Insecure Macho Shithead Club (of which Parcells obviously is a card-carrying, lifetime member) continues forward. My god, how did Michael Jordan ever manage to drive the lane in a Tarheels uni? How does Tennessee ever win a football game? Or how did UCLA ever win all those basketball titles in those wimpy light blues? Or the Jets actually win Super Bowl III wearing KELLY green? And, of course, everyone knows the Celtics wouldn’t have won the NBA title this year if they had added some BLACK to their unis (the Big Three had nothing to do with it, of course, it was those “tougher” unis).

    Even ROYAL blue is considered wussy these days (see Buffalo Sabres, Cal Bears, Cowboys throwbacks—which should be ROYAL—and others who have ditched it for Navy).

    Cubs even created a mythical Navy throwback cap this year, probably because they didn’t think Royal would sell.

    I swear, there is a school of thought out there that thinks the world of sports will only be right when everyone wears Navy, Black, Maroon or Forest. No other colors will be allowed. And, man, will things be visually dull (not to mention the traditions trashed) then.

    I mean management AND the public.

    (“Oooo, won’t it be great when we all look like NINJAS”).

    Wrong. It ain’t the uniform, gentlemen, or the color. It’s how you wear it.[/quote]
    Look at the U. of Miami wearing black uniforms, when they already have two fine colors. I’m sure black will feel great in the Miami heat. Summer ends down there in what, November?[/quote]
    Florida Calendar:
    Summer: January 2-December 30
    Less hot than Summer: December 31-January 1

  • BS | August 11, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”284190″]Speaking of less-macho uni colors, how about that 1982 NU media guide cover? That’s Colorado waiting for Rimington to snap the ball, back, I think, in McCartney’s first couple of seasons when the Buffs used a not-quite royal blue to compliment their official gold and silver.

    An interesting topic might be how the colors of some college teams have shifted over the years (Indiana’s multiple reds AND whites, Cal’s different blues, Michigan State’s greens, etc. ) either by mandate or whim of the equipment manager. I specifically remember reading in SI that when Joe Kapp coached Cal, he wanted a darker, stronger blue.[/quote]
    Isn’t Indiana red and cream (or Crean if you are the basketball coach)?

  • Ricko | August 11, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    Boca Raton senior softball—meaning age 55 and over—has seven or eight teams in the Winter, but only five in the summer.

    Two reasons: Snowbirds and some guys just plain don’t play in the Summer, too frickin’ hot and humid.

    I have been in Phoenix when it’s 105. Been in Florida in summer when it’s 90 and the humidity’s up. Neither is a picnic, but I’ll take Phoenix.

  • Teebz | August 11, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”284185″][quote comment=”284182″]Does anyone know the history/tradition of biting your medal as the Olympics? Every athlete appears to take at least one photo with their teeth on the edge of medal (which, I think, is totally odd).[/quote]

    To follow-up/clarify, I know it’s supposed to be related to testing it for authenticity of metal quality, but who along the way decided it needed to be tested? And why does it continue if it’s only really just a plating of the metal and not pure to begin with?[/quote]

    The idea is that you can find out if it truly is the metal you won. Gold medals, for example, should be made of gold, and that gold has a hardness of 2.5, according to the Mohs hardness scale, but most gold medals are simply gold-plated due to costs. Silver has a hardness rating of 2.7. Both rate lower than the hardness rating of teeth enamel, meaning that your teeth should be able to scratch the metal that you’re holding, and not vice versa.

    Biting a medal at the Olympics more traditional now than actually metal testing. It’s simply a sign of “hey, look at what I got” than anything else as a way to show the world that you’re first or second best in a chosen competition.

    As for who did it first? No clue.

  • chance | August 11, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”284174″]Wow, the Dolphins changing their entire scheme? And hiring adidas and/or Reebok to do it? Why not hire somebody with some history in the Miami area … though, regardless, it’s as big a disaster-waiting-to-happen as there is in uni-sports.

    Want tough? Go back to the ’70s ‘Phins and replicate their efforts (both on the field, and in the style manual).[/quote]

    They might be required to use or at least contact Reebok, per the company’s contract with the League. Don’t know, but would love to find out.

    But the Dolphins deciding that they need to look “tougher” could only be bad.

  • bills | August 11, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    the bills petitioned the nfl last year to permanently change their uniforms back to those awesome throwback ones. but the nfl put the kabosh on it saying they needed to do it a certain time in advance of the season. i forget where i heard that, i think on this site last year, cant find anything about it on the intertubes tho. lets hope they make the change for this upcoming season tho, i always thought those dark blue jerseys were an embarassment to such a tradition rich franchise.

  • LI Phil | August 11, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”284198″]Biting a medal at the Olympics more traditional now than actually metal testing. It’s simply a sign of “hey, look at what I got” than anything else as a way to show the world that you’re first or second best in a chosen competition.

    As for who did it first? No clue.[/quote]

    i think it was rafael nadal who started this disturbing trend

  • Justin | August 11, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    1965: Even though I know the ’Huskers wore that cutesy number font back in the ’60s, I still have a hard time wrapping my brain around it.

    Anyone notice that #74’s number font doesn’t match the others?

  • Ricko | August 11, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    Ever watched that Dolphins-Chargers game that lasted forever? Tony Nathan on the hook-and-lateral, Kellen Winslow dragging his ass off the field?

    I guarantee you, nobody watches that game…with Chargers in Royal and Gold and Dolphins in their Aqua, Orange and White…and thinks, “Man, those guys sure weren’t tough; I mean, just look at those sissy uniforms.”

    Getting tired of the posturing, I am. Wear your team colors, show up and play ball like you mean it.

    “Oh, man, we weren’t afraid of you, but then you showed up in Navy blue. Whatever shall we do now?”

    NOTE to Parcells: Somebody in the NFL once went undefeated. What did their uniforms look like again?

    —Ricko

  • Hank | August 11, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    How will the Dodgers reconcile the Manny Bandana ‘n Hair item with Torre’s directive for Manny to see a barber, tout de suite? Oh, that’s right where there’s $$$ to be made, worry about the details later.

  • LI Phil | August 11, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”284203″]NOTE to Parcells: Somebody in the NFL once went undefeated. What did their uniforms look like again?[/quote]

    this?

    wait…what?

  • cory d | August 11, 2008 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”284201″][quote comment=”284198″]Biting a medal at the Olympics more traditional now than actually metal testing. It’s simply a sign of “hey, look at what I got” than anything else as a way to show the world that you’re first or second best in a chosen competition.

    As for who did it first? No clue.[/quote]

    i think it was rafael nadal who started this disturbing trend[/quote]

    the funny thing is, most of the things he is biting aren’t metal. So it doesnt even really make sense.

    Hey, lemme check if this glass is real… *bite* SHATTER… uhhh yeah its real

  • MPowers1634 | August 11, 2008 at 11:05 am |

    Wilbon through out the first pitch and sang “Take me out to the Ballgame” at Wrigley last night.

    However, he tucked his jersey into his jeans!

  • MikeR | August 11, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    What do you do when Oakley has paid you a boatload of cash to wear their glasses at the Olympics, but the lenses keep fogging up? Simple: pop the lenses out, wear the frames, and look like a pair of giant tools.

    The commentators during the beach volleyball match between USA’s Phil Dalhausser and Todd Rogers and a Swiss team stated that Dalhausser and Rodgers had popped the lenses out of their glasses because of fogging issues during their earlier loss to Latvia, and speculated that they were wearing the frames only for today’s match to ensure that they would get paid as part of a marketing/sponsorship deal.

  • KT | August 11, 2008 at 11:11 am |

    Cheesy-ass numbers on the fronts of the US Olympic soccer team’s shirts.

    Indiana is “crimson and cream,” officially.

    I’d heard rumors of a Dolphin revamp since last season. Hope it doesn’t happen.

    And, since Ricko brought up the classic Dolphins/Chargers game, please to enjoy, the hook and lateral play.

  • KT | August 11, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    And I can remember preseason Heisman hype at least as far back as Kenneth Davis at TCU (I used to have their poster they made of him) and Kerwin Bell at Florida, both (I believe) in 1986, my senior year of college.

  • Ricko | August 11, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”284210″]And I can remember preseason Heisman hype at least as far back as Kenneth Davis at TCU (I used to have their poster they made of him) and Kerwin Bell at Florida, both (I believe) in 1986, my senior year of college.[/quote]

    You don’t remember “Theismann as in Heisman”?

    To quote Joe, btw, sitting his restaurant in November, 1983, “Let’s put it this way, my dad’s name is ‘Mr. THEESman’.”

  • Urban Runoff | August 11, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    So when did the bare midriff reach its peak? Brian Bosworth in 1987? –Runoff

  • Failos2002 | August 11, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”284202″]1965: Even though I know the ’Huskers wore that cutesy number font back in the ’60s, I still have a hard time wrapping my brain around it.

    Anyone notice that #74’s number font doesn’t match the others?[/quote]

    I did I did! What’s up with that, anyway?

  • Mark in Shiga | August 11, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”284202″]1965: Even though I know the ’Huskers wore that cutesy number font back in the ’60s, I still have a hard time wrapping my brain around it.

    Anyone notice that #74’s number font doesn’t match the others?[/quote]

    I saw that too, but wasn’t the main “cutesy” number font worn by UCLA just a few seasons ago?

  • interlockingtc | August 11, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”284183″]And just for the hell of it: Long live Bob Mould.[/quote]

    I’ll second that. He’s great. See him if he passes through your town on tour.

    I find myself really liking that “cutesy” number font. I had no idea. It seems so un-Nebraska-like. I find most number fonts which stray from standard BLOCK hard to take, but that one has just enough sophistication to go with flair to make it palatable.

  • Chris | August 11, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”284204″]How will the Dodgers reconcile the Manny Bandana ‘n Hair item with Torre’s directive for Manny to see a barber, tout de suite? Oh, that’s right where there’s $$$ to be made, worry about the details later.[/quote]
    The Dodgers are only enabling Manny and this is not going to end well for them, just like how it didn’t end well for the Sox.

  • BuckeyeMark | August 11, 2008 at 11:34 am |

    Australian women wearing a unitard in basketball this morning (or evening in Beijing). without getting overly specific it sure doesn’t look too comfy for a game in which there is a lot of jumping and raising the arms…

  • Jeff | August 11, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    The 1980 cover (which Rowley states is his favorite) is a depiction of one of the great halfback names is history, Jarvis Redwine. Which got me thinking of other great names in college football; I.M. Hipp/Nebraska, Elvis Peacock/ Oklahoma, Vegas Ferguson/NotreDame. Anybody have any others?

  • The Rob | August 11, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    I agree with most folk here, the Fins uni-reinvent would be a colossal disaster. The unis look great in my opinion and are, in fact, distinctive and unique. Mark my words, they will end up with red, black, and silver if they do it.

  • KT | August 11, 2008 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”284211″]You don’t remember “Theismann as in Heisman”?[/quote]

    I was five years old.

    As the story goes, that wasn’t university-generated preseason hype, either. But it was so long ago.

  • Randy Miller | August 11, 2008 at 11:47 am |

    I just can’t picture Baylor in anything but old gold helmets, green jerseys and white pants. The hideous white spandex side panels were bad enough.

    On Heisman hype: I don’t remember which university started it, but I believe the first Heisman candidate was done by postcards. By 1983, West Virginia was sending Jeff Hostetler paraphenalia, including reporters’ notebooks, to Heisman voters.

  • Zack | August 11, 2008 at 11:50 am |

    Anyone else notice that the back of James Blake’s uniform in his first round tennis match yesterday had the same pattern used on the Men’s and Women’s basketball jersey?

  • Ricko | August 11, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”284220″][quote comment=”284211″]You don’t remember “Theismann as in Heisman”?[/quote]

    I was five years old.

    As the story goes, that wasn’t university-generated preseason hype, either. But it was so long ago.[/quote]

    Oh, I know ND never promoted that, per se. WAS saying, though that when asked if ND changed the pronounciation, Theismann just smiled and was nicely cryptic in saying that, yes, Notre Dame had done just that.

  • Art | August 11, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    The Dolphins should go back to their classic 70’s uniforms which were worn into the early Marino-era period. Ditch the aqua pants and the navy blue. Parcells was also in New England when they ditched the classic PAT MAN uniforms. This comes from a Steelers fan !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Jeff | August 11, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    Two more things, the ‘cutesy’ number font was used by UCLA during the late 60’s Gary Beban era and maybe the Baylor Bears will be using the pants for a throwback game. (In the early 70’s Baylor had a white helmet with ‘packer’ gold striping on it that matched their ‘packer’ gold pants at the time.

  • ChrisS | August 11, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”284211″][quote comment=”284210″]And I can remember preseason Heisman hype at least as far back as Kenneth Davis at TCU (I used to have their poster they made of him) and Kerwin Bell at Florida, both (I believe) in 1986, my senior year of college.[/quote]

    You don’t remember “Theismann as in Heisman”?

    To quote Joe, btw, sitting his restaurant in November, 1983, “Let’s put it this way, my dad’s name is ‘Mr. THEESman’.”[/quote]
    So we can add Joe to the list of athletes who changed the pronunciation of their names after hitting it big? I didn’t know that…

    My dad used to go to school with the dad of Mariners catcher Jeff Clement and the family always went by Clem-ent. Now, even his dad pronounces it Cle-ment, like Matt Clement… It always annoys me when they do that. It’s your name man!

  • Ricko | August 11, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    Ah, yes, like Tony “DORsett” becoming Tony “DorSETT”?

    In Theismann’s case, Notre Dame PR department talked him into it.

    Charlie Finley wanted Vida Blue to change his first name to “True.”

    Me, I just want
    Tuesday Weld
    to marry
    Hal March II
    so her name will be Tuesday March The 2nd.

  • BS | August 11, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”284225″]Two more things, the ‘cutesy’ number font was used by UCLA during the late 60’s Gary Beban era and maybe the Baylor Bears will be using the pants for a throwback game. (In the early 70’s Baylor had a white helmet with ‘packer’ gold striping on it that matched their ‘packer’ gold pants at the time.[/quote]
    Why is number 74 in the Nebraska pic wearing a different font, or so it looks?

  • BS | August 11, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”284219″]I agree with most folk here, the Fins uni-reinvent would be a colossal disaster. The unis look great in my opinion and are, in fact, distinctive and unique. Mark my words, they will end up with red, black, and silver if they do it.[/quote]
    Some form of green/blue will have to stay though to stay with the rest of the local teams. And a pastel will be demanded by the old people in South Florida. But, if they change the name, I suggest either the Miami Retirees, Clubbers, or Man-Boobs.

  • BS | August 11, 2008 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”284228″][quote comment=”284225″]Two more things, the ‘cutesy’ number font was used by UCLA during the late 60’s Gary Beban era and maybe the Baylor Bears will be using the pants for a throwback game. (In the early 70’s Baylor had a white helmet with ‘packer’ gold striping on it that matched their ‘packer’ gold pants at the time.[/quote]
    Why is number 74 in the Nebraska pic wearing a different font, or so it looks?[/quote]
    Didn’t see that this was already asked. But, I still want to know the answer, as do a few other people. Any answers here?

  • cah | August 11, 2008 at 12:17 pm |

    When Parcells took over the Jets, he said “Winning helps. Losing doesn’t help.”

    Bill, winning helps. Changing colors doesn’t help.

  • Daver | August 11, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”284175″]Dolphins wanna look tough. Butch Davis doesn’t like Carolina’s light blue.

    The Testosteronally Insecure Macho Shithead Club (of which Parcells obviously is a card-carrying, lifetime member) continues forward. My god, how did Michael Jordan ever manage to drive the lane in a Tarheels uni? How does Tennessee ever win a football game? Or how did UCLA ever win all those basketball titles in those wimpy light blues? Or the Jets actually win Super Bowl III wearing KELLY green? And, of course, everyone knows the Celtics wouldn’t have won the NBA title this year if they had added some BLACK to their unis (the Big Three had nothing to do with it, of course, it was those “tougher” unis).

    Even ROYAL blue is considered wussy these days (see Buffalo Sabres, Cal Bears, Cowboys throwbacks—which should be ROYAL—and others who have ditched it for Navy).

    Cubs even created a mythical Navy throwback cap this year, probably because they didn’t think Royal would sell.

    I swear, there is a school of thought out there that thinks the world of sports will only be right when everyone wears Navy, Black, Maroon or Forest. No other colors will be allowed. And, man, will things be visually dull (not to mention the traditions trashed) then.

    I mean management AND the public.

    (“Oooo, won’t it be great when we all look like NINJAS”).

    Wrong. It ain’t the uniform, gentlemen, or the color. It’s how you wear it.[/quote]

    Also, there are many teams (Rams, Penguins, Pitt, Brewers) that have switched their secondary colors from bright gold/yellow to old gold. Its like every team is trying to get as close to a black & white uniform as possible.

  • The Ghost of Ross Gload | August 11, 2008 at 12:25 pm |

    Those Nebraska covers are outstanding.

    Colorado was wearing “slightly darker than sky” blue in the early 80s. It must have been more than a McCartney thing, as also CU wore it for basketball, and even decked out their marching band in sky-blue western-style uniforms with yellow fringe.

  • MPowers1634 | August 11, 2008 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=\”284207\”]Wilbon through out the first pitch and sang \”Take me out to the Ballgame\” at Wrigley last night.

    However, he tucked his jersey into his jeans![/quote]

    threw…sorry, I was rushing to beat a huge storm!

  • KT | August 11, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    There’s only really one thing you can be sure is true with Joe Theismann: He’s Joe Theismann’s biggest fan.

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | August 11, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”284205″][quote comment=”284203″]NOTE to Parcells: Somebody in the NFL once went undefeated. What did their uniforms look like again?[/quote]

    this?

    wait…what?[/quote]

    DAMMIT PHIL …. that’s funny.

  • KT | August 11, 2008 at 12:36 pm |

    Speaking of Nebraska…Ooops.

  • KT | August 11, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”284203″]
    NOTE to Parcells: Somebody in the NFL once went undefeated. What did their uniforms look like again?[/quote]

    Like this.

    I know, I know. But they still don’t get enough love.

    In other news, how come sometimes more than one link is okay and other times it’s not?

  • kandor5 | August 11, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    As far as colors go, just wanted to mention that Indiana’s colors are Crimson and Cream. Does anyone remember the Sam Wyche era uniform that really WAS “cream” in color?

    Also – noted yesterday that someone thought the captains on the Volleyball teams wore different colored jerseys, and someone correctly pointed out that the different jersey belonged to the team’s Libero. The captains typically have a line drawn underneath their uniform number…

  • Ricko | August 11, 2008 at 12:50 pm |

    Does anyone remember the Sam Wyche era uniform that really WAS “cream” in color?

    Yeah, kinda looked like cherry cheesecake, esp. on road cuz didn’t have a white jersey. Wore all cream (with red helmets).

    –Ricko

  • Jonathan | August 11, 2008 at 1:08 pm |

    One of my favorite web sites promoting one of my other favorite web sites. What a great day. Thanks Paul!

  • My Name is Not Earl | August 11, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    The Aussie women have worn the unitards for a while now (at least since 2000, I think).

    And, regarding the Dolphins’ aqua pants, $aban had gotten rid of them, and that guy who was coach there for about five minutes didn’t use them . . . are they back?

  • Flip | August 11, 2008 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”284193″][quote comment=”284191″][quote comment=”284175″]Dolphins wanna look tough. . . .

    The Testosteronally Insecure Macho Shithead Club (of which Parcells obviously is a card-carrying, lifetime member) continues forward. . . . Or the Jets actually win Super Bowl III wearing KELLY green?[/quote]

    I’m not one to defend Parcells (or to correct Ricko who has probably forgotten more about the subject than I’ll ever know), but Parcells brought the Jets back to the older uni style.[/quote]

    Indeed, he did. But not the colors. Parcells revived the Namath era duds in Forest and White, rather than the original Kelly and White.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I liked the Namath-era Jets jerseys

    http://artfiles.art....

    But when Parcells brought them back, the sleeve striping has been all wrong. The Namath-era wears lower on the arm and looks much, much better.

    http://weblogs.newsd...

    Regarding shades of green, don’t have much of an opinion about it.

    Interesting though that Favre’s helmet striping, logo shape, face mask and pants striping isn’t changing much.

  • Flip | August 11, 2008 at 1:16 pm |

    The current Jets’ jerseys have too much white on the green jerseys and too much green on the white jerseys.

  • Htown Tim | August 11, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    I go to Baylor and I kind of know about those pants. They were originally supposed to be game pants for this year because we were going to change our uni’s per presidents request, but he wanted to get rid of our interlocking BU that has been around forever and he got the boot. So I think Briles has decided to just use those as practice pants. It looks like those pants have the BU on them so it confuses me but whatever

  • Buddy Walker | August 11, 2008 at 1:23 pm |

    The Titans wore throwbacks for the preseason game to. Remember this year they switched their primary jersey to the Columbia Blue jerseys. The Navy (especially with the white pants) can be considered their throwbacks now.

  • jesse | August 11, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”284246″]The Titans wore throwbacks for the preseason game to. Remember this year they switched their primary jersey to the Columbia Blue jerseys. The Navy (especially with the white pants) can be considered their throwbacks now.[/quote]

    Even wierder than wearing the throwbacks in an exhibition game was that they wore them on the road.

  • Scott | August 11, 2008 at 1:36 pm |

    funny, like minds …

    I was planning on posting a comment about the Sam Wyche era IU unis. They were terrible, looked like crimson and dirty white. Check this out … only logo I’ve ever seen that they used for the right-side or left-side:

    http://indiana.rival...

    Also, since Australia’s doing it, it won’t be long before NC State brings back its hoops unitards from the Corchiani era.

  • who cares | August 11, 2008 at 1:38 pm |

    Why do weightlifters wear the unitard?

  • Mike Engle | August 11, 2008 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”284244″]The current Jets’ jerseys have too much white on the green jerseys and too much green on the white jerseys.[/quote]
    Any less “contrast” and we’d be the Colts in a different color.

  • chance | August 11, 2008 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”284216″][quote comment=”284204″]How will the Dodgers reconcile the Manny Bandana ‘n Hair item with Torre’s directive for Manny to see a barber, tout de suite? Oh, that’s right where there’s $$$ to be made, worry about the details later.[/quote]
    The Dodgers are only enabling Manny and this is not going to end well for them, just like how it didn’t end well for the Sox.[/quote]
    Not this season, it won’t. In Boston he was playing to be let out of his old contract so he could sign a huge new one, in LA he’s playing for that huge contract directly. I think “tool” is a very mild word for him, but in this case his financial needs and the benefit of his team are actually in alignment, so he’ll be highly motivated.

    As for the Dodgers, they’ve done things like this before. I remember Gagne t-shirts with applied fur beards….

  • Morgan Doninger | August 11, 2008 at 1:54 pm |

    The Vancouver Canucks are letting fans design the mask to be worn by their backup goalie Curtis Sanford.

    http://canucks.nhl.c...

  • LI Phil | August 11, 2008 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”284244″]The current Jets’ jerseys have too much white on the green jerseys and too much green on the white jerseys.[/quote]

    what?

    perhaps you want some black on there?

  • Terry Corby | August 11, 2008 at 2:14 pm |

    I am not, never have been, nor ever WILL BE a Dolphins fan. But this whole idea of new logos, unis, etc, really has me scared of what will happen. It’s not like when the Bucs switched their whole scheme – they had absolutely no history with the orange and red. And just how do they plan on making a freaking DOLPHIN intimidating?? I just hope to god that they don’t end up with something similar to the San Jose Sharks logo. Gee….you think black is going to be a part of the new color scheme?!?!? Because you N E V E R see that anywhere….

  • LI Phil | August 11, 2008 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”284253″][quote comment=”284244″]The current Jets’ jerseys have too much white on the green jerseys and too much green on the white jerseys.[/quote]

    what?

    perhaps you want some black on there?[/quote]

    whoops…

    forgot the linky

  • Marty Met | August 11, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”284244″]The current Jets’ jerseys have too much white on the green jerseys and too much green on the white jerseys.[/quote]

    What do you want Penn State uniforms with Green instead of blue? “All that” white on the green is why they look so good with green jerseys and green pants.

  • who cares | August 11, 2008 at 2:23 pm |

    A lot of the Italian olympic coaches are bedazzletastic.

    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|82247439%2c82246911%2c81916247%2c73735348%2c73680185%2c73630550%2c73630538%2c73630429%2c71833577|0&id=82247439

  • lwiedy | August 11, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    Ok, as promised here are screen caps from the NFL Films Lost Treasures show that profiled the “White-On-White” game between the Lions and Vikings. This was on Show II(2) which, to the best of my searching, was not included on the three volume “Inside the Vault” DVD collection released after the shows were broadcast. If anyone has tips on how to “clip off” video from a DVD and upload to Photobucket, I will be glad to try to post the interview with the Vikes equipment manager discussing the circumstances.

    http://i256.photobuc...
    http://i256.photobuc...
    http://i256.photobuc...

  • Jeff | August 11, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”284249″]Why do weightlifters wear the unitard?[/quote]

    Not sure, but wouldn’t this look awesome on the back of one?

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

    Vertically or radically?

  • Marty Met | August 11, 2008 at 2:29 pm |

    Wow I LOVE the all purple. Too bad they didn’t make that a permanent change.

    http://i256.photobuc...

  • lwiedy | August 11, 2008 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”284259″][quote comment=”284249″]Why do weightlifters wear the unitard?[/quote]

    Not sure, but wouldn’t this look awesome on the back of one?

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

    Vertically or radically?[/quote]

    Just be glad here sister Patty didn’t make the team.

  • Brian | August 11, 2008 at 2:31 pm |

    I hate the Dolphins, but they do have one of the nicest Uni’s and logos in the league. It would be a disaster to change it IMO.

  • lwiedy | August 11, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”284260″]Wow I LOVE the all purple. Too bad they didn’t make that a permanent change.

    http://i256.photobuc...

    I guess your favorite holiday is Easter.

  • LI Phil | August 11, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    THIS is intimidating

    this, this, and god forbid, THIS

    are…not

  • Rick White in Cedar Park, TX | August 11, 2008 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”284264″]THIS is intimidating

    this, this, and god forbid, THIS

    are…not[/quote]

    What the hell!!!! Black and Gold?? Yes, I do believe that’s the sound of the world ending.

  • LI Phil | August 11, 2008 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”284260″]Wow I LOVE the all purple. Too bad they didn’t make that a permanent change.

    http://i256.photobuc...

    ***what paul is thinking***

  • Ricko | August 11, 2008 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”284260″]Wow I LOVE the all purple. Too bad they didn’t make that a permanent change.

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Had the Vikings opted for that in 1964, maybe. It might have been interesting: Only NFL team to wear dark-dark (plus the dark helmet* even).

    When they choose that combo NOW, though, it’s ho-hum, you and everyone else. What else is new.

    (* Dark Helmet?
    “When will ‘Then’ be ‘Now’?”
    “Soon.”
    —SPACE BALLS)

  • Scott | August 11, 2008 at 3:08 pm |

    Watching the women’s volleyball Poland v. China match last night…both teams had their flags on the front of their jerseys, as I think all the teams I’ve seen so far have. The Polish team had
    a black line across their flag
    , though. My first thought was some sort of memorial device–best I can find was that a former team member had died in June. Anyone know if that is, in fact, what was going on?

  • Jason | August 11, 2008 at 3:15 pm |

    I had never heard this before, but apparently a FNOB is required in the NFL if two guys have the same last night and their first names begin with the same letter. This is why Steve Johnson of the Bills had his entire name on the back of his jersey this weekend.

  • KT | August 11, 2008 at 3:15 pm |

    From 1934 to 1945 (before Kenny Washington signed with the Rams), weren’t all NFL games white-on-white? ;)

  • Jason | August 11, 2008 at 3:16 pm |

    Whoops, here is the link:

    http://www.buffalobi...

  • Jason S | August 11, 2008 at 3:26 pm |

    At the risk of being pelted with rocks and garbage, I’ve thought for years that the Dolphins need a new helmet logo. The Dolphin with the M on its old-school helmet? As an impartial observer I’ve always thought it was really, really lame. Not classic, just lame.

    I would love to see a new Dolphins helmet with a more accurate dolphin on it. Though I fear what they’ll actually give us is an “angry dolphin” (???) in the mode of the “angry seahawk.”

  • KT | August 11, 2008 at 3:32 pm |

    I guess it depends on one’s perspective.

    To me, the Dolphins’ “look” is iconic. Like the Cowboys’ star and silver pants. But when I first got into pro football, they were established as one of the best teams in the league.

    They’ve cluttered up their look a bit too much over the years, though.

    I think if Parcells and company make changes, there’ll be quite the outcry. From the people who actually matter, South Floridians – it doesn’t matter what you and I think. I would imagine they’d make some changes that would be universally panned and someday they’ll bring back the aqua and orange for a throwback game and everyone will love it and once Parcells retires again (this time for good, don’t you know), the next guy may win some points by switching back to tradition.

  • KT | August 11, 2008 at 3:37 pm |

    How about the “aggressive dolphin” on the top of this page?

    ;)

    Looks like it belongs on Spongebob Squarepants.

  • Marty Met | August 11, 2008 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”284267″][quote comment=”284260″]Wow I LOVE the all purple. Too bad they didn’t make that a permanent change.

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Had the Vikings opted for that in 1964, maybe. It might have been interesting: Only NFL team to wear dark-dark (plus the dark helmet* even).

    When they choose that combo NOW, though, it’s ho-hum, you and everyone else. What else is new.

    (* Dark Helmet?
    “When will ‘Then’ be ‘Now’?”
    “Soon.”
    —SPACE BALLS)[/quote]

    I don’t like the vikings uniform now, whether it’s purple with white or purple with purple. I esp. hate the font they use for the numbers.

  • LarenR | August 11, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”284274″]How about the “aggressive dolphin” on the top of this page?

    ;)

    Looks like it belongs on Spongebob Squarepants.[/quote]

    Now that’s a scary dolphin.

    On that page, I like that for the poll question (“How many wins will the Dolphins have in 2008?”), the highest answer is 12…and that’s optimistic!

  • lwiedy | August 11, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    Awesome warm-up jacket. Be sure to check out the shot of the back:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Ricko1 | August 11, 2008 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”284275″][quote comment=”284267″][quote comment=”284260″]Wow I LOVE the all purple. Too bad they didn’t make that a permanent change.

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Had the Vikings opted for that in 1964, maybe. It might have been interesting: Only NFL team to wear dark-dark (plus the dark helmet* even).

    When they choose that combo NOW, though, it’s ho-hum, you and everyone else. What else is new.

    (* Dark Helmet?
    “When will ‘Then’ be ‘Now’?”
    “Soon.”
    —SPACE BALLS)[/quote]

    I don’t like the vikings uniform now, whether it’s purple with white or purple with purple. I esp. hate the font they use for the numbers.[/quote]

    Ditto.
    Although white shoes would make the purple over white at least tolerable.

  • My Name is Not Earl | August 11, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    Did NBC use the John Tesh music (former “NBA on NBC” theme) for the men’s basketball games in ’04? I don’t remember if they did or not.

  • Mike K. | August 11, 2008 at 4:18 pm |

    I have nowhere else to turn so I come to the comments sections in hope of some help. I am looking for the patch Worlds Fair Patch the New York Mets wore in the 1964 season, seen here http://www.ultimatem....
    If any one knows anything about obtaining this patch, please get in touch.

    PS I am also looking for the 1964 All Star Game patch if any one has any info. Thanks.

  • Mike K. | August 11, 2008 at 4:25 pm |

    forgot my email: mvkeme10@holycross.edu

  • timmy b | August 11, 2008 at 4:49 pm |

    Mike K,

    I can’t really help you on that patch for the 1964 Mets.

    I can tell you that the Mets did NOT wear an all-star patch on their unis.

    In fact (Ricko, kindly correct me if I’m wrong) but NO team wore an all-star patch until 1978 when the Padres became the first to do so.

    The best you can do is a press pin from the game, but these are rare and costly. Good luck.

  • Kerry P | August 11, 2008 at 4:51 pm |

    Not sure if this has already been mentioned, so my apologies if it has, but Western Carolina University will be unveiling the new branding and logos for the athletic department complete with a uniform fashion show this Wednesday, August 13 at 4pm Eastern time. DETAILS HERE.

  • Ricko1 | August 11, 2008 at 5:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”284250″][quote comment=”284244″]The current Jets’ jerseys have too much white on the green jerseys and too much green on the white jerseys.[/quote]
    Any less “contrast” and we’d be the Colts in a different color.[/quote]

    That’s exactly what they were supposed to be, virtually a kelly and white version of the Colts. With change of name to Jets, new owners also hired Weeb Ewbank, who’d coached the Colts to NFL titles in ’58 and’59. Unis were designed—with the exception of the still-unique contrasting-color sleeve inserts—to precisely imitate Ewbanks’ Colts’ winning, big league look…but in kelly and white.

    It’s often forgotten that the first Jet helmet had a single stripe, like the Colts. Double stripe (to match pants and socks) didnt come along til later.

    http://www.jetsshop....

    —Ricko

  • Ricko1 | August 11, 2008 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”284284″][quote comment=”284250″][quote comment=”284244″]The current Jets’ jerseys have too much white on the green jerseys and too much green on the white jerseys.[/quote]
    Any less “contrast” and we’d be the Colts in a different color.[/quote]

    That’s exactly what they were supposed to be, virtually a kelly and white version of the Colts. With change of name to Jets, new owners also hired Weeb Ewbank, who’d coached the Colts to NFL titles in ’58 and’59. Unis were designed—with the exception of the still-unique contrasting-color sleeve inserts—to precisely imitate Ewbanks’ Colts’ winning, big league look…but in kelly and white.

    It’s often forgotten that the first Jet helmet had a single stripe, like the Colts. Double stripe (to match pants and socks) didnt come along til later.

    http://www.jetsshop....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    In fact, remember those goofy first-year Titans helmets of 1960…that several players continued to wear through ’61 and ’62 when shoulder loops were added and old gold changed to light gold?

    Well, for at least the first year of kelly and white, Don Maynard continued to wear his, painted white, of course. That helmet looked really weird with the “new Jets” look. If I’m not too shot after a doubleheader tonight, I’ll dig out a photo and email it to Paul.

    —Ricko

  • Marty Met | August 11, 2008 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”284278″][quote comment=”284275″][quote comment=”284267″][quote comment=”284260″]Wow I LOVE the all purple. Too bad they didn’t make that a permanent change.

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Had the Vikings opted for that in 1964, maybe. It might have been interesting: Only NFL team to wear dark-dark (plus the dark helmet* even).

    When they choose that combo NOW, though, it’s ho-hum, you and everyone else. What else is new.

    (* Dark Helmet?
    “When will ‘Then’ be ‘Now’?”
    “Soon.”
    —SPACE BALLS)[/quote]

    I don’t like the vikings uniform now, whether it’s purple with white or purple with purple. I esp. hate the font they use for the numbers.[/quote]

    Ditto.
    Although white shoes would make the purple over white at least tolerable.[/quote]

    I like purple, it’s the design that I hate. Black shoes are a nice touch a shout out to Bud Grant.

  • LI Phil | August 11, 2008 at 5:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”284284″][quote comment=”284250″][quote comment=”284244″]The current Jets’ jerseys have too much white on the green jerseys and too much green on the white jerseys.[/quote]
    Any less “contrast” and we’d be the Colts in a different color.[/quote]

    That’s exactly what they were supposed to be, virtually a kelly and white version of the Colts. With change of name to Jets, new owners also hired Weeb Ewbank, who’d coached the Colts to NFL titles in ’58 and’59. Unis were designed—with the exception of the still-unique contrasting-color sleeve inserts—to precisely imitate Ewbanks’ Colts’ winning, big league look…but in kelly and white.

    It’s often forgotten that the first Jet helmet had a single stripe, like the Colts. Double stripe (to match pants and socks) didnt come along til later.

    http://www.jetsshop....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    jets 1963
    jets 1964

  • dunderbear | August 11, 2008 at 5:44 pm |

    Those will never see the light of game day at Baylor.

  • dunderbear | August 11, 2008 at 5:53 pm |

    Those packer pants will never see the light of game day at Baylor.

  • Trent | August 11, 2008 at 5:59 pm |

    Paul:

    I am glad to see that you waited for the Statute of Limitations on Felony Theft and Receiving Stolen Property expired before you decided to give away that 1996 Olympics banner in your raffle.

    Interesting how you make money to “blog” for free.

  • LI Phil | August 11, 2008 at 6:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”284290″]Paul:

    I am glad to see that you waited for the Statute of Limitations on Felony Theft and Receiving Stolen Property expired before you decided to give away that 1996 Olympics banner in your raffle.

    Interesting how you make money to “blog” for free.[/quote]

    no good deed goes unpunished

  • Teebz | August 11, 2008 at 6:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”284290″]Paul:

    I am glad to see that you waited for the Statute of Limitations on Felony Theft and Receiving Stolen Property expired before you decided to give away that 1996 Olympics banner in your raffle.[/quote]

    I think you missed your stop. The Buzzkill Deli, where they serve the famous “Who Gives A Rat’s Ass” sandwich, was three clicks before this. You should have stayed there.

    If you don’t want to be part of the raffle, don’t enter. Paul isn’t raffling it off. He simply is using his blog as a place for someone else to raffle something off. Perhaps you missed the part that said “It’s not every day a reader offers to raffle off something”. It’s not even in Paul’s possession, as stated here: “It currently belongs to reader Mike Burnett”.

    And since there are a pile of other people in Atlanta who were prosecuted for felony theft, I’d be happy to hear their tales of how they were forced to do community service/jail time for their removal of the banners.

    What’s that, you say? There were no prosecutions? Go figure.

    [quote comment=”284290″]Interesting how you make money to “blog” for free.[/quote]

    WTF is that supposed to mean?

  • Flip | August 11, 2008 at 6:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”284243″][quote comment=”284193″][quote comment=”284191″][quote comment=”284175″]Dolphins wanna look tough. . . .

    The Testosteronally Insecure Macho Shithead Club (of which Parcells obviously is a card-carrying, lifetime member) continues forward. . . . Or the Jets actually win Super Bowl III wearing KELLY green?[/quote]

    I’m not one to defend Parcells (or to correct Ricko who has probably forgotten more about the subject than I’ll ever know), but Parcells brought the Jets back to the older uni style.[/quote]

    Indeed, he did. But not the colors. Parcells revived the Namath era duds in Forest and White, rather than the original Kelly and White.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I liked the Namath-era Jets jerseys

    http://artfiles.art....

    But when Parcells brought them back, the sleeve striping has been all wrong. The Namath-era wears lower on the arm and looks much, much better.

    http://weblogs.newsd...

    Regarding shades of green, don’t have much of an opinion about it.

    Interesting though that Favre’s helmet striping, logo shape, face mask and pants striping isn’t changing much.[/quote]

    The current Jets’ jerseys have too much white on the green jerseys and too much green on the white jerseys.

    Sorry, away for awhile. I like the kind of exaggerated Northwestern strip the Jets have. Just sayin it looked better in the Namath era when the top strip was lower on the shoulder.

    Ricko, I’d never seen that single-stripe Jets helmet. It’s a keeper.

  • LarenR | August 11, 2008 at 6:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”284290″]Paul:

    I am glad to see that you waited for the Statute of Limitations on Felony Theft and Receiving Stolen Property expired before you decided to give away that 1996 Olympics banner in your raffle.

    Interesting how you make money to “blog” for free.[/quote]

    Umm, lots of folks make lots of money on “free” products. Like, say, broadcast television networks. And isn’t the definition of a great job getting paid for doing what you love? More power to anyone who can get to that point.

  • lwiedy | August 11, 2008 at 6:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”284290″]Paul:

    I am glad to see that you waited for the Statute of Limitations on Felony Theft and Receiving Stolen Property expired before you decided to give away that 1996 Olympics banner in your raffle.

    Interesting how you make money to “blog” for free.[/quote]

    Trent, you forgot to indicate the sarcasm in your post. If you don’t, people might think you are being a total putz.

  • dunderbear | August 11, 2008 at 6:26 pm |

    Those packer pants will never see the light of game day at Baylor.

    As posted earlier our former president made our athletic dept order the pants b/c he wanted to change our uni’s to look just like the green bay packers colors. He was also going to have the interlocking BU (the ONLY logo we’ve ever had on our football helmets) replaced with the wordmark “BAYLOR.” He was worried people would confuse us w/ Boston University (also BU – but different colors, not interlocking, and they don’t have a football program) so he’d been on a mission to get rid of it. But he is now gone, as are the changes he wanted to make to the football uni’s.

    The pants were already paid for so they’re being used for practice (scroll down to the “Sir, Step Away From the Ledge, Please” entry on that page) so the money doesn’t go to waste. I love Green Bay’s uni’s, but Baylor has always been gold in football and should stay that way (here’s hoping men’s basketball will follow suit).

    Thankfully the green helmets of the Guy Morriss era are also gone (now supposedly reconditioned w/ gold paint for practice) so we’ll have a really classic look for away games to match our home uni’s. Hopefully we’ll stay away from the green or white pants – kind of weird that they never had stripes to match the home pants. Gold pants & gold helmets are supposed to be worn home & away and helmets are supposed to have updates – grey facemasks, green & white stripes down the middle (think Green Bay, Cleveland, Dallas, New Orleans), interlocking BU that’s green w/ white outline (harkening back to the Grant Teaff era). Interesting that the bear logo has been on the nose bumper during practice. The picture I’ve seen of the new helmets has the word BEARS like it has been, and hopefully that’ll be the case for game day. I’m not a fan of the new bear logo and wish we’d go back to this. Anyway, it should be an improvement on a pretty great looking uniform. If I can get the ok, I’ll post the pics I’ve seen of the new helmet.

    (Paul maybe you can get more official info and include it if you do another column on changes for the upcoming season.)

  • LI Phil | August 11, 2008 at 6:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”284295″]Trent, you forgot to indicate the sarcasm in your post. If you don’t, people might think you are being a total putz.[/quote]

    yeah…surprisingly, i missed those tags…and…well…you know this is my bible

    but as they say…only the dog knows for sure

    i vote for putz

  • LI Phil | August 11, 2008 at 6:53 pm |

    anyone catch W smacking misty on the back?

    note W checking out the kineso tape on kerry’s shoulder

  • Hank | August 11, 2008 at 7:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”284268″]Watching the women’s volleyball Poland v. China match last night…both teams had their flags on the front of their jerseys, as I think all the teams I’ve seen so far have. The Polish team had
    a black line across their flag
    , though. My first thought was some sort of memorial device–best I can find was that a former team member had died in June. Anyone know if that is, in fact, what was going on?[/quote]

    This is correct. The team member who died was Agata Mróz, age 26, due to complications from a bone marrow transplant. She was suffering from myelodysplastic syndrome. Here’s a link to the story http://nwe.pl/Nation...

  • TheJonGates | August 11, 2008 at 7:26 pm |

    As a younger fan, the Dolphins’ logo looks bored and unis are in need of some love. I did a quick modification of color scheme on the Dolphins unis. As weird as it seems, a color tweak and logo update really makes a difference and brings the team into the “current” generation of the logos of the league. Take a look at this. No the jersey design is not my favorite but it was extremely easy to produce in a half hour. And yes I did eliminate the teal… ugh teal to me is purple to Paul.

  • STR | August 11, 2008 at 7:33 pm |

    “1965: Even though I know the ’Huskers wore that cutesy number font back in the ’60s, I still have a hard time wrapping my brain around it.”

    I want to know the name of this font, because its the same font the Detroit Red Wings used in their 1982-1983 uniforms.

  • BS | August 11, 2008 at 7:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”284300″]As a younger fan, the Dolphins’ logo looks bored and unis are in need of some love. I did a quick modification of color scheme on the Dolphins unis. As weird as it seems, a color tweak and logo update really makes a difference and brings the team into the “current” generation of the logos of the league. Take a look at this. No the jersey design is not my favorite but it was extremely easy to produce in a half hour. And yes I did eliminate the teal… ugh teal to me is purple to Paul.[/quote]
    Interesting… would you do a home version or is a Cowboys-style jersey set? The font is weird because of the use of block numbers (w/ and w/o shadow) for so long, and blue could be used more liberally on the jerseys.

  • jere | August 11, 2008 at 8:06 pm |

    It’s more than a stylized SJ, it’s an StJ on the chest.

    “C’mon, Paul, Nebraska isn’t in the South.”

    As a former Husker, I was gonna say the exact same thing.

  • James Craven | August 11, 2008 at 8:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”284205″][quote comment=”284203″]“NOTE to Parcells: Somebody in the NFL once went undefeated. What did their uniforms look like again?”[/quote]

    “This?[/quote]

    This is all I have to say.

  • BS | August 11, 2008 at 8:17 pm |

    Lambeau obviously isn’t finished being painted. The G is only a yellow outline and a white outline.

  • Bill B. | August 11, 2008 at 8:21 pm |

    How come Lambeau Field’s mid-field logo is left unpainted?

  • Bob Andrews | August 11, 2008 at 8:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”284292″][quote comment=”284290″]Paul:

    I am glad to see that you waited for the Statute of Limitations on Felony Theft and Receiving Stolen Property expired before you decided to give away that 1996 Olympics banner in your raffle.[/quote]

    I think you missed your stop. The Buzzkill Deli, where they serve the famous “Who Gives A Rat’s Ass” sandwich, was three clicks before this. You should have stayed there.

    If you don’t want to be part of the raffle, don’t enter. Paul isn’t raffling it off. He simply is using his blog as a place for someone else to raffle something off. Perhaps you missed the part that said “It’s not every day a reader offers to raffle off something”. It’s not even in Paul’s possession, as stated here: “It currently belongs to reader Mike Burnett”.

    And since there are a pile of other people in Atlanta who were prosecuted for felony theft, I’d be happy to hear their tales of how they were forced to do community service/jail time for their removal of the banners.

    What’s that, you say? There were no prosecutions? Go figure.

    [quote comment=”284290″]Interesting how you make money to “blog” for free.[/quote]

    WTF is that supposed to mean?[/quote]

    Tee, thats the best post in ages. Thanks for the laugh.

    Paul, those Nebraska Media Guides are great. I enjoyed them when you linked to them last week in the ticker. Thanks for an extended look, with comments. My folks wouldn’t let me go there (much too far away for them) so I did the next best thing, I sent my kid.

  • dunderbear | August 11, 2008 at 8:33 pm |

    Thanks for not running me out of the comments section! This was my first time to post – had a few html issues earlier. Then one of my links was moved like an hour after I posted, so here’s the correct version…

    The pants were already paid for so they’re being used for practice (scroll down to the “Sir, Step Away From the Ledge, Please” entry on that page) so the money doesn’t go to waste. I love Green Bay’s uni’s, but Baylor has always been gold in football and should stay that way (here’s hoping men’s basketball will follow suit).

  • Brian | August 11, 2008 at 9:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”284300″]As a younger fan, the Dolphins’ logo looks bored and unis are in need of some love. I did a quick modification of color scheme on the Dolphins unis. As weird as it seems, a color tweak and logo update really makes a difference and brings the team into the “current” generation of the logos of the league. Take a look at this. No the jersey design is not my favorite but it was extremely easy to produce in a half hour. And yes I did eliminate the teal… ugh teal to me is purple to Paul.[/quote]
    Interesting designs.

  • max | August 11, 2008 at 10:21 pm |

    Note to Dolphins: If you want to make your team more intimidating try CHANGING THE NAME FIRST. When i think dolphin I think Flipper.

    And why go to reebok/adidas? One of the companies that shoves SHIT down our throats and calls it innovative.

    Ugly is Ugly.

    Get a real graphic designer. One who cares about sports and doesn’t have some asshole telling them its not “futuristic/innovative” looking enough. Or rather, don’t change a classic freaking logo.

    Wasn’t humankind supposed to be wearing shiny silver tunics in the year 2008.

    Ugly is Ugly.

  • LI Phil | August 11, 2008 at 10:51 pm |

    here’s a better picture of kerry’s kineso tape

  • Tom | August 11, 2008 at 10:53 pm |

    How come Lambeau Field’s mid-field logo is left unpainted?
    They always do that in the preseason, Bill. I’ve never seen an official explanation, but I’ve taken it to mean “We paint the G when the games count.”

    New Dolphins colors? Jeebus. What Ricko said about it being how you wear it.

  • dtsa | August 11, 2008 at 11:09 pm |

    As a younger fan, the Dolphins’ logo looks bored and unis are in need of some love. I did a quick modification of color scheme on the Dolphins unis. As weird as it seems, a color tweak and logo update really makes a difference and brings the team into the “current” generation of the logos of the league. Take a look at this. No the jersey design is not my favorite but it was extremely easy to produce in a half hour. And yes I did eliminate the teal… ugh teal to me is purple to Paul.

    hate the dolphins but loved the revamped jerseys by TheJonGates.

  • Walaitis | August 11, 2008 at 11:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”284298″]anyone catch W smacking misty on the back?

    note W checking out the kineso tape on kerry’s shoulder[/quote]

    Been out of the loop for a while, so sincere apologies if this has been run into the ground, but what’s the deal with the shoulder “bandage” on Walsh (can barely be seen in the above link with W)? They talked about it during NBCs broadcast tonight, but didn’t explain why it looks like someone dripped crude oil on her shoulder in random spots. I feared that if I kept staring, a Reebok logo might form.

  • Brian | August 11, 2008 at 11:29 pm |

    Not that I’ve ever doubted it, but this just goes to show that the NFL will sell ANYTHING.
    http://store.reebok....

  • Dan | August 11, 2008 at 11:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”284260″]Wow I LOVE the all purple. Too bad they didn’t make that a permanent change.

    http://i256.photobuc...

    I agree. In particular, the gray facemasks. I wish Minnesota would at least wear the gray facemasks now with the current set.

  • James Craven | August 12, 2008 at 12:20 am |

    [quote comment=”284292″]“The Buzzkill Deli, where they serve the famous ‘Who Gives A Rat’s Ass’ sandwich, was three clicks before this.”[/quote]

    I usually go to the Bored Beyond Relief Restarauant, home of the “Who Gives A Flying Fuck” burger.

  • James Craven | August 12, 2008 at 12:24 am |

    [quote comment=”284236″]“DAMMIT PHIL…”[/quote]

    Remember the cease and desist rule on that comment, Mr. White? Bryan or Paul will send you an e-mail noting your membership will be under review.

    Sincerely,
    UniWatch Membership Committee

  • Jason S | August 12, 2008 at 12:30 am |

    TheJonGates, love the dolphin carrying the football! That’s really cool. And interesting designs. I think there’s a way to keep some classic Dolphins elements while removing the bizarre, anatomically impossible “M” helmet.

  • Trent | August 12, 2008 at 12:54 am |

    [quote comment=”284292″][quote comment=”284290″]Paul:

    I am glad to see that you waited for the Statute of Limitations on Felony Theft and Receiving Stolen Property expired before you decided to give away that 1996 Olympics banner in your raffle.[/quote]

    I think you missed your stop. The Buzzkill Deli, where they serve the famous “Who Gives A Rat’s Ass” sandwich, was three clicks before this. You should have stayed there.

    If you don’t want to be part of the raffle, don’t enter. Paul isn’t raffling it off. He simply is using his blog as a place for someone else to raffle something off. Perhaps you missed the part that said “It’s not every day a reader offers to raffle off something”. It’s not even in Paul’s possession, as stated here: “It currently belongs to reader Mike Burnett”.

    And since there are a pile of other people in Atlanta who were prosecuted for felony theft, I’d be happy to hear their tales of how they were forced to do community service/jail time for their removal of the banners.

    What’s that, you say? There were no prosecutions? Go figure.

    [quote comment=”284290″]Interesting how you make money to “blog” for free.[/quote]

    WTF is that supposed to mean?[/quote]

    Teebz:

    And I thought for a long time that you were a stand-up guy.

    Just because no one has been prosecuted (we really don’t know if it has or not, do we…?), doesn’t make it right.

  • DanielDs | August 12, 2008 at 2:44 am |

    I just caught the end of the USA vs. Italy men’s volleyball game and I noticed that Italy’s Libero was seemingly wearing a simple red sleeveless adidas shirt over his existing jersey… and it appeared to be inside out no less!! I don’t have the screen grab capability, I was wondering if anyone else caught this… Also, Does anyone else think that the USA men’s beach volleyball jerseys look an awful lot like the Nike S.O.D. basketball jerseys?

  • BurghFan | August 12, 2008 at 3:27 am |

    The starting Italian libero was injured, so one of the other players came in as the emergency replacement. While his vest looked like Adidas, the Italian team wore Asics.

  • BurghFan | August 12, 2008 at 3:28 am |

    Ben Roethlisberger’s tribute to Charlie Batch:

    http://www.post-gaze...

  • Rick | August 12, 2008 at 5:51 am |

    Watching the Olympic softball tournament… could they just get rid of those ridiculous shorts already? They are more suited for a basketball team to begin with.
    They go with the high socks as a uniform component, and most of the players then wear sliding shorts and knee pads to to protect their legs.
    Just wear pants! So you can either hide or get rid of all the accessories!

  • SS | August 12, 2008 at 7:37 am |

    [quote comment=”284301″]”1965: Even though I know the ’Huskers wore that cutesy number font back in the ’60s, I still have a hard time wrapping my brain around it.”

    I want to know the name of this font, because its the same font the Detroit Red Wings used in their 1982-1983 uniforms.[/quote]

    Wow, forgot all about those Wings numbers. Visual proof… http://www.gameworna...

  • Teebz | August 12, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    [quote comment=”284320″]
    Teebz:

    And I thought for a long time that you were a stand-up guy.

    Just because no one has been prosecuted (we really don’t know if it has or not, do we…?), doesn’t make it right.[/quote]

    You questioned Paul when Paul doesn’t even own it or have it in his possession. There have been an infinite amount of cases in the history of man of people taking items from sporting events as a piece of history. Why is this any different?

    Does the city of Atlanta still have them displayed all over the city? You know, 12 years after the fact the Olympics were there? No. So who cares? If someone did take them, the city would have more than likely sold them to the public at an inflated cost. If that were to happen, they’d end up in the trash and someone would grab them from there.

    Besides, who “owns” the Olympics? Atlanta taxpayers put up a helluva lot of money to have them there, so shouldn’t they be entitled to some of the history without having to shell out more dough to get a piece of history?

    Trent, the point is that you directed your angst at someone who simply gave our raffle guy a forum to raffle off something in his possession. The penal code of the US government really doesn’t apply here unless you’re prosecuting the guy in possession of the good for the raffle, and the person winning the raffle.

    As for my comedic musings, I’m sorry if I offended you, but sometimes a spade must be called a spade.

  • Michael Poplawski | August 12, 2008 at 1:38 pm |

    Speaking of banners, one of my volunteer tasks at the 2007 UCI Road World Championships in Stuttgart was to hang a 50m-long (2m high) banner/bunting, the main purpose of which was to hide an empty lot next to the race course, and also to lend a bit of atmosphere–it was done up in the event’s colours and design. I couldn’t find a picture of it on the Internet but it would have been visible on TV.

    I had about a half-dozen people ask me if they could have it after the race while I was putting it up; needless to say, I didn’t have to worry about taking it down.