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If Not Quality, At Least Consistency?

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Baseball’s “patriotic” lids reappeared this week to mark Sept. 11. Much like when they were worn the first time on (and near) July 4, there appears to be no set protocol whatsoever.

From Friday: Athletics, Angels, Mariners, Pirates, Padres, Dodgers, Royals (who played Cliff Lee’s Indians), Giants, Rangers.

Is it just that particular day? Is it the day after, too? What about the rest of the weekend? Well, probably not on these guys. At first, I thought it was a game-by-game thing. The Angels and Mariners are squaring off, both in stars and stripes. And the Giants and Padres are sans flag hats. Similarly, the Pirates are playing the Cardinals, both in special hats, while the D-Baacks and Reds are without.

But the A’s and Rangers are playing each other, too. A’s have regular lids. Rangers love god and country.

Funny how MLB can’t figure out what to do with these things after the intended day, but they had a pretty good idea how to use them to make a pile of money raise money for a veterans cause. —Bryan

 

89 comments to If Not Quality, At Least Consistency?

  • scott | September 13, 2008 at 7:46 am |

    Whatever. I don’t see any problem with different teams having different rules as to when the caps are worn. It’s sort of like how towns and cities across the country choose to fly the flags. Some will have them flying only on July 4 or Labor Day, while others may keep them up for longer stretches of time.

  • Shaftman | September 13, 2008 at 8:07 am |

    I don’t have any issue with when these teams wear the cap (even if it looks like crap). My issue (of course) is with the Mets. In the past, they always wore caps of the first responders and I thought it was a great, unique way of honoring what happened.

  • Glen | September 13, 2008 at 8:14 am |

    Here is the story of why Purdue teams are called the Boilermakers. http://purduesports.... . My Alma Mater is Wabash, unfortunately it looks like we got our asses handed to us. But our highly intellectual local journalists got the last laugh.

  • JTH | September 13, 2008 at 8:15 am |

    This has probably been discussed before, but is this the first example of a “patriotic” uniform theme?

    http://www.blackbets...

    http://farm4.static....

  • Rob | September 13, 2008 at 8:23 am |

    Man, I can never turn to this website and not hear a complaint about something (and before you say it, I know I don’t have to tune in). How can it be a problem that a sports company has a uniform template but if the teams don’t all wear the special caps the same day it’s an issue?

    Just my opinion.

  • Taha | September 13, 2008 at 8:31 am |

    [quote comment=”289391″]I don’t have any issue with when these teams wear the cap (even if it looks like crap). My issue (of course) is with the Mets. In the past, they always wore caps of the first responders and I thought it was a great, unique way of honoring what happened.[/quote]

    i agree. there was no overt marketing ploy, and it seemed like a genuine show of gratitude and respect. i love America as much as the next person, but these “patriotic” hats smack of commercialism, although one could argue that ultimately, that is the core of what America is. not a complaint, more of an observation and opinion.

  • SMB | September 13, 2008 at 8:44 am |

    [quote comment=”289394″]Man, I can never turn to this website and not hear a complaint about something (and before you say it, I know I don’t have to tune in). How can it be a problem that a sports company has a uniform template but if the teams don’t all wear the special caps the same day it’s an issue?

    Just my opinion.[/quote]

    You don’t have to tune in.

  • KC | September 13, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    I feel similarly about the caps but my bigger problem is the fact that they look terrible. Even when a team has a chance to make them look alright they can’t even figure that out. Thursday the Cubs wore them with their royal blue tops. Why not wear the all grey road unis and soften the blow. As for the Pirates well they are just screwed. The navy, white, black, white, and yellow getup just doesn’t do it.

  • Tom Valentino | September 13, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    Any chance that some of the teams wearing the hats on Friday were doing so because they didn’t play on Thursday? And why are half the teams in that list wearing normal hats?

  • Will S | September 13, 2008 at 10:35 am |

    Congrats to Cliff Lee on a stellar season with a subpar team. Fortunately, I think the Tribe has one of the most underrated uniform designs in the Bigs (especially since they dumped that ugly home alternate vest)

  • Stuby | September 13, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    Some aesthetically pleasing inter-conference uni matchups today including TOSU-USC, ND-Michigan, UCLA-BYU and Oklahoma-Washington.

    LSU-North Texas and East Carolina-Tulane will both look like Mardi Gras. Georgia Tech-Virginia Tech has train-wreck potential if VT wears the rumored orange jerseys.

  • Chris5ft2 | September 13, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    In the Premiership today, Hull City are having to wear Newcastle United’s white shorts and socks, rather than their own Grey versions (see the logo).

    http://newsimg.bbc.c...

  • JTH | September 13, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”289397″] Thursday the Cubs wore them with their royal blue tops. Why not wear the all grey road unis and soften the blow.[/quote]
    They wore the all-grays against the Giants and I actually liked the way they looked better than they do with the red-brimmed caps they usually wear on the road. But they definitely looked like crap with the alternate jerseys.

  • Rob | September 13, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”289396″][quote comment=”289394″]Man, I can never turn to this website and not hear a complaint about something (and before you say it, I know I don’t have to tune in). How can it be a problem that a sports company has a uniform template but if the teams don’t all wear the special caps the same day it’s an issue?

    Just my opinion.[/quote]

    You don’t have to tune in.[/quote]

    Thank you. Perhaps you should re-read my comment above and see that I already understood that fact…I was just stating my opinion.

    This website is without a doubt the best source for new uniform news and hints about what is coming, which I like. It just seems to me that the commentary is overwhelmingly negative.

    Again…JUST MY OPINION.

  • Patrick S. | September 13, 2008 at 11:30 am |

    White Sox-Tigers were rained out last night in Chicago. Apparently, the ChiSox were to wear a green uniform. Anyone know the story behind that? Also, they are making it up today as a double-header. So will Chicago wear the green unis for game 1 and then wear their normal uni for game 2? Or will they again be rained out? Stay tuned!

  • LarenR | September 13, 2008 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”289403″][quote comment=”289396″][quote comment=”289394″]Man, I can never turn to this website and not hear a complaint about something (and before you say it, I know I don’t have to tune in). How can it be a problem that a sports company has a uniform template but if the teams don’t all wear the special caps the same day it’s an issue?

    Just my opinion.[/quote]

    You don’t have to tune in.[/quote]

    Thank you. Perhaps you should re-read my comment above and see that I already understood that fact…I was just stating my opinion.

    This website is without a doubt the best source for new uniform news and hints about what is coming, which I like. It just seems to me that the commentary is overwhelmingly negative.

    Again…JUST MY OPINION.[/quote]
    Ummm…dude, chill. I’m pretty sure SMB was just being funny (I definitely laughed!).

  • Adam | September 13, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”289404″]White Sox-Tigers were rained out last night in Chicago. Apparently, the ChiSox were to wear a green uniform. Anyone know the story behind that? Also, they are making it up today as a double-header. So will Chicago wear the green unis for game 1 and then wear their normal uni for game 2? Or will they again be rained out? Stay tuned![/quote]

    It was the annual “halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” game. Green hats (looks like they went back to real fitted hats instead of the cheap ones this year) and green pinstripes. I’d guess they’d try to wear them for one of the games today, although I doubt they play at all today. And to tie into the main post, the Tigers were wearing Stars and Stripes hats.

  • Patrick S. | September 13, 2008 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”289406″][quote comment=”289404″]White Sox-Tigers were rained out last night in Chicago. Apparently, the ChiSox were to wear a green uniform. Anyone know the story behind that? Also, they are making it up today as a double-header. So will Chicago wear the green unis for game 1 and then wear their normal uni for game 2? Or will they again be rained out? Stay tuned![/quote]

    It was the annual “halfway to St. Patrick’s Day” game. Green hats (looks like they went back to real fitted hats instead of the cheap ones this year) and green pinstripes. I’d guess they’d try to wear them for one of the games today, although I doubt they play at all today. And to tie into the main post, the Tigers were wearing Stars and Stripes hats.[/quote]

    Wouldn’t Sep 17 be halfway? Close enough though, thanks for the info. I do like that green, a refreshing change. Reminds me of the 1937 Dodgers, one of my fave unis of all time.

  • Adam | September 13, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”289407″]

    Wouldn’t Sep 17 be halfway? Close enough though, thanks for the info. I do like that green, a refreshing change. Reminds me of the 1937 Dodgers, one of my fave unis of all time.[/quote]

    Well, yes, but they’d be in New York. And I think they like doing it on Friday nights, it tends to be a pretty big promotion (green beer, green hats for fans, etc). And checking, their website says they’re doing it for game 2 today. Problem is, I doubt we get there. We shall see.

  • Sam Mc | September 13, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    No idea if someone has already shared this with everyone yet, but with the NHL 09 trailer i caught a glimpse of the Flyer’s new jerseys…

    http://i36.tinypic.c...

  • Tony Miller | September 13, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    The umpire in the Iowa-Iowa State game has a gigantic towel hanging out of his pocket.

  • lukejameslarson | September 13, 2008 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”289409″]No idea if someone has already shared this with everyone yet, but with the NHL 09 trailer i caught a glimpse of the Flyer’s new jerseys…

    http://i36.tinypic.c...

    i’m not 100% sure that i agree with your detective work, norm.
    with the canucks wearing an old-style jersey, it’s likely that the flyers are wearing an old design in the game as well.
    it looks pretty similar to this.

  • Jamie | September 13, 2008 at 12:38 pm |

    Okay, it’s certainly possible that I’m either stupid or blind, but here are two things i noticed:

    1. In the main picture, as well as the ones from the Giants and the A’s, the people aren’t even wearing Ameri-caps. (Dodgers and KC are basically impossible for me to tell, since their caps are usually blue).

    2. It looks to me like the Angels’ pitcher in the picture is wearing the jersey, a short-sleeved red shirt, and a long-sleeved burnt orange shirt.

    So the general synopsis of my comment is this: why?

  • LarenR | September 13, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”289412″]
    1. In the main picture, as well as the ones from the Giants and the A’s, the people aren’t even wearing Ameri-caps. (Dodgers and KC are basically impossible for me to tell, since their caps are usually blue).

    So the general synopsis of my comment is this: why?[/quote]
    Your not blind, but you may have missed the message. The point of the main post was that on 9/12, some teams were wearing the Stars & Stripes caps and others weren’t (pics showed examples of each). Bryan asked why everyone wore them on 9/11, but some were still wearing them the next day.

  • Daren L | September 13, 2008 at 1:08 pm |

    It’s Retro Week in the CFL. Yesterday, the Winnipeg Blue Bombers and the Toronto Argonauts wore uniforms from the 1950 season when they met in the Grey Cup dubbed the ‘Mud Bowl’.

    Here’s video highlights of the yesterday’s game:

    [url=http://www.cfl.ca/media/video/id/5187]Link[/url]

  • tom farley | September 13, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    In the Premiership today, Hull City are having to wear Newcastle United’s white shorts and socks, rather than their own Grey versions (see the logo).
    I hadn’t noticed the socks, Chris. But I’m glad Hull had to wear white shorts. Otherwise, I would have had an even harder time telling the two teams apart.

    You’d think, with the Prem practice of a new away kit nearly every year, there could be better coordination of opposing uniforms. Especially with Hull having a home shirt that stands out from the crowd:

    http://www.tigerleis...,

    With that pumpkin shade of orange, I’d have no trouble picking Hull’s players out from among the Magpies, you know?

  • Stuby | September 13, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    They showed deposed Cal QB Nate Longshore on the sideline and, even though he’s a Senior, has changed his # from 9 to 6. I just looked it up and #9 is now worn by Freshman QB Beau Sweeney (the grandson of former Fresno St. Head Coach Jim Sweeney). How did that work? Did the recruit demand #9 or else he would go to Fresno St.?

  • Curtis | September 13, 2008 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”289411″][quote comment=”289409″]No idea if someone has already shared this with everyone yet, but with the NHL 09 trailer i caught a glimpse of the Flyer’s new jerseys…

    http://i36.tinypic.c...

    i’m not 100% sure that i agree with your detective work, norm.
    with the canucks wearing an old-style jersey, it’s likely that the flyers are wearing an old design in the game as well.
    it looks pretty similar to this.[/quote]
    Here’s an actual sneak preview of the flyers new third jerseys
    http://icethetics.bl...

  • =bg= | September 13, 2008 at 1:42 pm |

    http://www.cnbc.com/...

    Giants/Jets Stadium: No Alliance with Allianz

  • tom farley | September 13, 2008 at 1:43 pm |

    Some aesthetically pleasing inter-conference uni matchups today including TOSU-USC, ND-Michigan, UCLA-BYU and Oklahoma-Washington.
    I agree, Stuby.

    There’s a topic for this lot: Most aesthetically pleasing uni matchups. I have always loved the look of Packers vs. Giants, home or away.

    http://www.packers.c...

  • tom farley | September 13, 2008 at 2:00 pm |

    er, at Green Bay or in the Meadowlands, of course …

  • LarenR | September 13, 2008 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”289419″]Some aesthetically pleasing inter-conference uni matchups today including TOSU-USC, ND-Michigan, UCLA-BYU and Oklahoma-Washington.
    I agree, Stuby.

    There’s a topic for this lot: Most aesthetically pleasing uni matchups. I have always loved the look of Packers vs. Giants, home or away.

    http://www.packers.c...
    And then there’s the anti-OSU/USC: I’m watching Cal at MD on ESPN. It’s making my head hurt.

  • Stuby | September 13, 2008 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”289421″][quote comment=”289419″]Some aesthetically pleasing inter-conference uni matchups today including TOSU-USC, ND-Michigan, UCLA-BYU and Oklahoma-Washington.
    I agree, Stuby.

    There’s a topic for this lot: Most aesthetically pleasing uni matchups. I have always loved the look of Packers vs. Giants, home or away.

    http://www.packers.c...
    And then there’s the anti-OSU/USC: I’m watching Cal at MD on ESPN. It’s making my head hurt.[/quote]
    Yeah, I can only take a few minutes of that at a time. There’s a pretty good uni matchup over on The Deuce – Michigan St. v. Florida Atlantic.

    FAU has to fit each player’s name into a confined space between the shoulder stripes and it looks like they justify the names to fit in the space. The shorter names are really spread out and the longer names have been really compressed.

  • tom farley | September 13, 2008 at 2:13 pm |

    I’m watching Cal at MD on ESPN. It’s making my head hurt.

    *changes channel*

    My eyes! My eyes!

  • Nathan | September 13, 2008 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”289421″][quote comment=”289419″]Some aesthetically pleasing inter-conference uni matchups today including TOSU-USC, ND-Michigan, UCLA-BYU and Oklahoma-Washington.
    I agree, Stuby.

    There’s a topic for this lot: Most aesthetically pleasing uni matchups. I have always loved the look of Packers vs. Giants, home or away.

    http://www.packers.c...
    And then there’s the anti-OSU/USC: I’m watching Cal at MD on ESPN. It’s making my head hurt.[/quote]

    My personal favorites are Texas in white versus Michigan, Ohio State, and USC. And in the NFL it would be the Titans with light blue jerseys and pants versus the Chargers in white.

  • LarenR | September 13, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”289422″][quote comment=”289421″][quote comment=”289419″]Some aesthetically pleasing inter-conference uni matchups today including TOSU-USC, ND-Michigan, UCLA-BYU and Oklahoma-Washington.
    I agree, Stuby.

    There’s a topic for this lot: Most aesthetically pleasing uni matchups. I have always loved the look of Packers vs. Giants, home or away.

    http://www.packers.c...
    And then there’s the anti-OSU/USC: I’m watching Cal at MD on ESPN. It’s making my head hurt.[/quote]
    Yeah, I can only take a few minutes of that at a time. There’s a pretty good uni matchup over on The Deuce – Michigan St. v. Florida Atlantic.

    FAU has to fit each player’s name into a confined space between the shoulder stripes and it looks like they justify the names to fit in the space. The shorter names are really spread out and the longer names have been really compressed.[/quote]
    Well, at least Cal is getting their asses handed to them (go Cardinal!).

    Watching UMD, I thought of a new drinking game to get you really drunk really fast: find a football game in which one or both teams have side stripes on jersey and pant. Every time a player with said stripes misaligned handles the ball, take a drink. You’ll be passed out by halftime.

    You can play on Sundays, too.

  • tom farley | September 13, 2008 at 2:31 pm |

    I like your Longhorns picks, Nathan.

  • tom farley | September 13, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    Watching UMD, I thought of a new drinking game to get you really drunk really fast:
    Heh-heh. I like the way your mind works, LarenR.

  • Josh Petty | September 13, 2008 at 2:48 pm |

    I just got done watching the Chelsea/Manchester City match, and I noticed something worthy of being posted on here. One of Chelsea’s subs, Juliano Belletti (who came on in the 71′ with Didier Drogba), was missing his Barclays English Premier League badges on both sleeves. According to rule F.14 of the 2008-09 Barclays English Premier League Handbook, “The logo of the League shall appear on each sleeve of both home Strip and away Strip shirts.”

  • LarenR | September 13, 2008 at 3:37 pm |

    Just saw a teaser shot for the Oregon game. They are in white jerseys and white helmets (couldn’t really see the pants, they may have been the dark green). Looking sharp!

  • LarenR | September 13, 2008 at 3:42 pm |

    VaTech is wearing traffic cones! That is some seriously bright orange, one step short of 1983 day-glo. They should be picking up garbage on the side of the highway in those jerseys.

  • Brandon | September 13, 2008 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”289429″]Just saw a teaser shot for the Oregon game. They are in white jerseys and white helmets (couldn’t really see the pants, they may have been the dark green). Looking sharp![/quote]

    I guess… at least as sharp as Oregon can look.

  • chris in michigan | September 13, 2008 at 3:47 pm |

    Wet dream today for Adidas. Two Marquee programs on NBC. I wonder how many times NBC will incorporate Adidas? We’ve already seen two Adidas starting lineups. GO BLUE!

  • Chuck | September 13, 2008 at 3:55 pm |

    Michigan are in white today, with apron strings on the jerseys. Is this new or have they always had these?

  • JTH | September 13, 2008 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”289419″]There’s a topic for this lot: Most aesthetically pleasing uni matchups. I have always loved the look of Packers vs. Giants, home or away.
    [/quote]
    Bears/Colts in the Super Bowl looked great.

  • Brandon | September 13, 2008 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”289433″]Michigan are in white today, with apron strings on the jerseys. Is this new or have they always had these?[/quote]

    Chuck, the stripes are new this year with adidas

  • BurghFan | September 13, 2008 at 4:32 pm |

    Re #28:

    Here’s an actual sneak preview of the flyers new third jerseys

    Nope. There’s an update on the page you linked saying “it’s just a vintage replica being sold on ebay.”

  • Ben | September 13, 2008 at 4:42 pm |

    Sorry if this has been covered before, but I saw this picture on Sports Illustrated’s website, and noticed that derek Armstrong( all the way on the left) has different uniform as everyone else.
    http://sportsillustr...

    And then I found this http://bp3.blogger.c...

  • AP | September 13, 2008 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”289403″][quote comment=”289396″][quote comment=”289394″]Man, I can never turn to this website and not hear a complaint about something (and before you say it, I know I don’t have to tune in). How can it be a problem that a sports company has a uniform template but if the teams don’t all wear the special caps the same day it’s an issue?

    Just my opinion.[/quote]

    You don’t have to tune in.[/quote]

    Thank you. Perhaps you should re-read my comment above and see that I already understood that fact…I was just stating my opinion.

    This website is without a doubt the best source for new uniform news and hints about what is coming, which I like. It just seems to me that the commentary is overwhelmingly negative.

    Again…JUST MY OPINION.[/quote]

    I have to agree.

    It’s not really the negativity per se that bothers me, its the random and contradictory negativity. If you want to complain about leagues and manufacturers that are too rigid and enforce uniformity too much, that’s fine. If you want to blame leagues and manufacturers that allow too much freedom or non-uniformity, that’s fine. But you can’t do both.

    Today’s post is a classic example. If MLB had passed down a dictate telling teams exactly when to wear 9/11 tribute hats, you would have been complaining about how the MLB wanted to stifle individual expression. It’s obvious that the MLB hasn’t done that, and so you criticize them for allowing too much freedom for individual teams.

    If some teams want to wear them just on 9/11, fine. If other teams want to wear them for the whole weekend, fine.

  • Flip | September 13, 2008 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”289435″][quote comment=”289433″]Michigan are in white today, with apron strings on the jerseys. Is this new or have they always had these?[/quote]

    Chuck, the stripes are new this year with adidas[/quote]

    Unfortunately, they had them last year, with Nike, too.
    http://blog.mlive.co...

  • Nathan | September 13, 2008 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”289426″]I like your Longhorns picks, Nathan.[/quote]
    Thanks. I love the Longhorn’s look in general, but their all white jerseys are the best set in all of college football. Of course, I am a Longhorn fan so that probably has something to do with it.

  • Nathan | September 13, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    *Longhorns’

  • Flip | September 13, 2008 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”289439″][quote comment=”289435″][quote comment=”289433″]Michigan are in white today, with apron strings on the jerseys. Is this new or have they always had these?[/quote]

    Chuck, the stripes are new this year with adidas[/quote]

    Unfortunately, they had them last year, with Nike, too.
    http://blog.mlive.co...

    … and a better — depends whether you like apron stripes — picture.
    http://media.scout.c...

    As far as aesthetics, it’d be tough to beat USC-UCLA; but USC at home vs. Texas, is good, too.

  • Brandon | September 13, 2008 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”289439″][quote comment=”289435″][quote comment=”289433″]Michigan are in white today, with apron strings on the jerseys. Is this new or have they always had these?[/quote]

    Chuck, the stripes are new this year with adidas[/quote]

    Unfortunately, they had them last year, with Nike, too.
    http://blog.mlive.co...

    Yes, I knew the piping (w/Nike)was there last year and the year previous. With adidas it has turned from just piping to full blown stripes

  • LarenR | September 13, 2008 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”289438″][quote comment=”289403″][quote comment=”289396″][quote comment=”289394″]Man, I can never turn to this website and not hear a complaint about something (and before you say it, I know I don’t have to tune in). How can it be a problem that a sports company has a uniform template but if the teams don’t all wear the special caps the same day it’s an issue?

    Just my opinion.[/quote]

    You don’t have to tune in.[/quote]

    Thank you. Perhaps you should re-read my comment above and see that I already understood that fact…I was just stating my opinion.

    This website is without a doubt the best source for new uniform news and hints about what is coming, which I like. It just seems to me that the commentary is overwhelmingly negative.

    Again…JUST MY OPINION.[/quote]

    I have to agree.

    It’s not really the negativity per se that bothers me, its the random and contradictory negativity. If you want to complain about leagues and manufacturers that are too rigid and enforce uniformity too much, that’s fine. If you want to blame leagues and manufacturers that allow too much freedom or non-uniformity, that’s fine. But you can’t do both.

    Today’s post is a classic example. If MLB had passed down a dictate telling teams exactly when to wear 9/11 tribute hats, you would have been complaining about how the MLB wanted to stifle individual expression. It’s obvious that the MLB hasn’t done that, and so you criticize them for allowing too much freedom for individual teams.

    If some teams want to wear them just on 9/11, fine. If other teams want to wear them for the whole weekend, fine.[/quote]
    While I understand that the complaining can get tiresome, I’m not really sure how that applies to today’s post. I don’t know how I turned into Bryan’s defender today, but where exactly is the complaining?

    My reading of the post is simply, “what’s going on here?” Why do some teams continue to wear the special caps while others do not? MLB usually is pretty consistent about this kind of thing, but it’s weird that this time they aren’t.

    So, yes, inconsistent complaining is annoying, but, no, it isn’t really going on today…

    Incidentally, I just flipped on the ATL/NYM game at Shea and both teams are wearing the Stars & Stripes caps.

  • Brandon | September 13, 2008 at 5:22 pm |

    What the hell is up with VT? Who lost their minds and decided reversing the new home jersey would look good.

  • Sean | September 13, 2008 at 5:22 pm |

    Those orange Virginia Tech jerseys are horrid, worse than the Cal ones from earlier…

    Pic 1
    Pic 2

  • LarenR | September 13, 2008 at 5:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”289445″]What the hell is up with VT? Who lost their minds and decided reversing the new home jersey would look good.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”289446″]Those orange Virginia Tech jerseys are horrid, worse than the Cal ones from earlier…

    Pic 1
    Pic 2[/quote]
    Makes me think of this or this.

  • Dave B | September 13, 2008 at 5:36 pm |
  • Glen | September 13, 2008 at 5:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”289446″]Those orange Virginia Tech jerseys are horrid, worse than the Cal ones from earlier…

    Pic 1
    Pic 2[/quote]

    Hell yeah they are. I nearly threw up when i saw the highlights on ESPN

  • blackwater Park | September 13, 2008 at 6:07 pm |

    Horrific combo Florida St-Middle Tenn St. Mid Tenn St wearing some sort of a gold/mustard jersey instead of white. If you squint at the tv or in the heat of action on the field, it could be mistaken for FSU’s helmet color.

  • Smail | September 13, 2008 at 6:52 pm |

    Braves and Mets are still up to their flag hat shenanigans.

  • j10 | September 13, 2008 at 6:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”289432″]Wet dream today for Adidas. Two Marquee programs on NBC. I wonder how many times NBC will incorporate Adidas? We’ve already seen two Adidas starting lineups. GO BLUE![/quote]

    Heard the commentators talking about the first down line and it got me thinking…. if Adidas sponsored the first down line, would it be three stripes?

  • diz | September 13, 2008 at 7:46 pm |

    West Ham (left) ended up looking like that after their sponsors went bust the other day. wp to them for dismissing the logos since they weren’t going to get any money for them any more…

    Curiously WBA were blank as well since they couldn’t get a sponsor for this season :*)

  • Flip | September 13, 2008 at 7:48 pm |

    I’m not one who really cares for the dark tops and bottoms, but Mississippi State looks really sharp against Auburn.

  • JB | September 13, 2008 at 8:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”289452″][quote comment=”289432″]Wet dream today for Adidas. Two Marquee programs on NBC. I wonder how many times NBC will incorporate Adidas? We’ve already seen two Adidas starting lineups. GO BLUE![/quote]

    Heard the commentators talking about the first down line and it got me thinking…. if Adidas sponsored the first down line, would it be three stripes?[/quote]

    I’m fairly certain someone, somewhere just said “What a fantastic idea!” and you’re going to rue the day you posted that.

    I haven’t been around here much lately, but has there been an appropriate uproar about all the untucked jerseys in college football, and how incredibly stupid they look the way they cut them now? It’s driving me absolutely insane.

  • LarenR | September 13, 2008 at 8:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”289455″]I haven’t been around here much lately, but has there been an appropriate uproar about all the untucked jerseys in college football, and how incredibly stupid they look the way they cut them now? It’s driving me absolutely insane.[/quote]
    Where are the NFL UniPolice when you need them?!

  • derek | September 13, 2008 at 8:46 pm |

    o=On espn they had the ticker for the AL, and for the rays-redsox game it said devil rays. I wonder if espn will get charged a dollar

  • Johnny F. | September 13, 2008 at 8:53 pm |

    I was at the Virginia Tech game today, and even though the unis looked ugly on TV…they fit in perfect for the school spirit focused theme of “Virginia Tech Orange Effect”. Some 60,000+ rocking orange. I saw more orange today, than I will ever see for the rest of my life. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a football crowd wear the same color as well as the Tech crowd did today. If the crowd is really into it, and the team played along with the jersey color…I don’t see the harm. They did look much better in person than on TV, but that might be a skewed opinion because all day, all I saw as orange. Alas, they beat the all-white, gold helmet (insert *yawn*)Yellow Jackets.

    Go Hokies.

  • Brandon | September 13, 2008 at 9:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”289450″]Horrific combo Florida St-Middle Tenn St. Mid Tenn St wearing some sort of a gold/mustard jersey instead of white. If you squint at the tv or in the heat of action on the field, it could be mistaken for FSU’s helmet color.[/quote]

    It wasn’t Middle Tenn St. It was UT Chattanooga. I haven’t checked out much on the school yet, but they wore the same combo @ Oklahoma last week or the week before. I’m hoping they are taking advantage of the NCAA rule on gold. I hope that is not the usual road uni for them.

  • Stuby | September 13, 2008 at 9:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”289459″][quote comment=”289450″]Horrific combo Florida St-Middle Tenn St. Mid Tenn St wearing some sort of a gold/mustard jersey instead of white. If you squint at the tv or in the heat of action on the field, it could be mistaken for FSU’s helmet color.[/quote]

    It wasn’t Middle Tenn St. It was UT Chattanooga. I haven’t checked out much on the school yet, but they wore the same combo @ Oklahoma last week or the week before. I’m hoping they are taking advantage of the NCAA rule on gold. I hope that is not the usual road uni for them.[/quote]
    That’s the darkest “gold” I’ve ever seen…

    http://scores.espn.g...

  • Brandon | September 13, 2008 at 9:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”289460″][quote comment=”289459″][quote comment=”289450″]Horrific combo Florida St-Middle Tenn St. Mid Tenn St wearing some sort of a gold/mustard jersey instead of white. If you squint at the tv or in the heat of action on the field, it could be mistaken for FSU’s helmet color.[/quote]

    It wasn’t Middle Tenn St. It was UT Chattanooga. I haven’t checked out much on the school yet, but they wore the same combo @ Oklahoma last week or the week before. I’m hoping they are taking advantage of the NCAA rule on gold. I hope that is not the usual road uni for them.[/quote]
    That’s the darkest “gold” I’ve ever seen…

    http://scores.espn.g...

    I guess I should have said ‘gold’ or ‘goldish’ I saw it explained here a while back. I’m guessing it encompasses gold, mustard, yellow.

  • Kate | September 13, 2008 at 9:56 pm |

    When did The Ohio State University start wearing see-thru pants?

  • Stuby | September 13, 2008 at 10:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”289461″][quote comment=”289460″][quote comment=”289459″][quote comment=”289450″]Horrific combo Florida St-Middle Tenn St. Mid Tenn St wearing some sort of a gold/mustard jersey instead of white. If you squint at the tv or in the heat of action on the field, it could be mistaken for FSU’s helmet color.[/quote]

    It wasn’t Middle Tenn St. It was UT Chattanooga. I haven’t checked out much on the school yet, but they wore the same combo @ Oklahoma last week or the week before. I’m hoping they are taking advantage of the NCAA rule on gold. I hope that is not the usual road uni for them.[/quote]
    That’s the darkest “gold” I’ve ever seen…

    http://scores.espn.g...

    I guess I should have said ‘gold’ or ‘goldish’ I saw it explained here a while back. I’m guessing it encompasses gold, mustard, yellow.[/quote]
    Still, there needs to be a ‘one team must wear white’ rule in college. Light gold jerseys (as seen below) should be banned altogether.

    http://scores.espn.g...

  • Stuby | September 13, 2008 at 10:24 pm |

    Amending my last comment, the USC-UCLA game should be exempt from the rule.

  • Brandon | September 13, 2008 at 10:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”289462″]When did The Ohio State University start wearing see-thru pants?[/quote]

    I think about 97 or so with the switch to Nike. The fabric of the jerseys and the pants changed then and probably have a couple of times since then.

  • LarenR | September 13, 2008 at 10:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”289462″]When did The Ohio State University start wearing see-thru pants?[/quote]
    [shudder]

  • LarenR | September 13, 2008 at 10:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”289466″][quote comment=”289462″]When did The Ohio State University start wearing see-thru pants?[/quote]
    [shudder][/quote]
    Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I mean.

  • Brandon | September 13, 2008 at 10:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”289467″][quote comment=”289466″][quote comment=”289462″]When did The Ohio State University start wearing see-thru pants?[/quote]
    [shudder][/quote]
    Not that there’s anything wrong with that, I mean.[/quote]

    hey man you said it… own it.

  • Brandon | September 14, 2008 at 12:29 am |

    [quote comment=”289464″]Amending my last comment, the USC-UCLA game should be exempt from the rule.[/quote]

    There are certain circumstances where it should be ok… there should be something special about it though… unlike what is currently on ESPNU on the east coast… NC A&T and Norfolk State. one team is gold on gold. The other green/gold…. it looks god aweful

  • Salvamerican | September 14, 2008 at 12:59 am |

    Fresno State’s Field has every FIVE yards marked on their field. Have they always done this? Do other schools do this?

  • Salvamerican | September 14, 2008 at 1:05 am |

    [quote comment=”289455″][quote comment=”289452″][quote comment=”289432″]

    I haven’t been around here much lately, but has there been an appropriate uproar about all the untucked jerseys in college football, and how incredibly stupid they look the way they cut them now? It’s driving me absolutely insane.[/quote]
    I don’t know if anyone else caught this, but in the Oklahoma/Washington game the Huskies’ kick returner was brought down by the last Sooners’ defender when the OU man grabbed the untucked shirt tail of the ball carrier! Even the commentators mentioned that if it weren’t for his loose shirttail he would have scored a touchdown.

  • Salvamerican | September 14, 2008 at 1:06 am |

    Sorry, messed up the quote thingy.

  • Chris | September 14, 2008 at 1:08 am |

    [quote comment=”289437″]Sorry if this has been covered before, but I saw this picture on Sports Illustrated’s website, and noticed that derek Armstrong( all the way on the left) has different uniform as everyone else.
    http://sportsillustr...

    And then I found this http://bp3.blogger.c...
    Its the “old” style jersey. The other guys have the RBK Edge.

  • Jordan Pope | September 14, 2008 at 1:27 am |

    [quote comment=”289470″]Fresno State’s Field has every FIVE yards marked on their field. Have they always done this? Do other schools do this?[/quote]

    LSU

  • Shaun P | September 14, 2008 at 1:29 am |

    Mitch Maier of the Kansas City Royals was wearing a facemask in game 2 of the doubleheader versus the Cleveland Indians. I don’t have a picture because I forgot my Camera, but maybe someone out there does?

  • Brendan | September 14, 2008 at 1:33 am |

    Both West Ham and West Bromwich Albion are playing without jersey sponsors today:

    http://newsimg.bbc.c...
    http://newsimg.bbc.c...
    http://newsimg.bbc.c...

    And the reason why West Ham doesn’t have a sponsor anymore.

  • Filthy McNasty | September 14, 2008 at 8:56 am |

    Pumpkin Orange? PUMPKIN ORANGE? Hull City wear amber!

    Sorry, I get a bit defensive about how our colours are described.

    We did look abysmal in grey and white (I’m not a fan of our all grey change uniforms to begin with)and I wonder why we didn’t wear last years all white change kit, which is made by the same manufacturer and carries the same sponsors logo as this season.

    Still, as a reviewer of Hull City’s kits throughout the years, I have something new to write about now!

    Les
    http://www.ambernect...

  • Mike | September 14, 2008 at 1:43 pm |

    New 2009 Alternate Texas Rangers cap, to be worn with new red Alternate Tops

    http://i33.photobuck...