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Pay No Attention to That Cheap Replica Jersey Behind the Curtain

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Did you know that the Georgia town of Hoschton (pop. 1700) has been trying to break the Guinness World Record for “most scarecrows in one location”? Right, me neither. But it’s true. And reader Brent Hardman, who lives near Hoschton, has found an unlikely uni-related storyline amidst all the stuffed figurines:

A few weeks ago I was driving home a different way and came upon a scarecrow football game. Notice that the numbers on the UGA players appear to be pretty accurate, while the orange team (insert any of UGA’s hated orange-clad rivals) are all wearing zero. I guess they used baseball batting helmets because that’s what they had on hand. Pretty cool how DIY it all is.

And how. As awesome homespun projects go, this one is right up there with Little Fenway. The teams are set up on a little gridiron, complete with goalposts (here’s a wider view). They’ve got fans in the bleachers and along the fence, they’ve got cheerleaders on the sidelines (here’s a closer look), they’ve got a ref, even a UGA mascot. It’s all pretty freakin’ adorable.

Wanna know more about the Hoschton scarecrows (most of which aren’t uni-related, although there appears to be a soccer player and a Nascar scene), there’s a really good video report here, news accounts here and here, and lots of photos here.

Uni Watch News Ticker (fully bold-enabled, by popular demand): The NFL has put together a nice photo gallery of throwback games. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Joe Hilseberg was was recently at M&T Bank Stadium and took a photo of this great chinstrap reminder sign. … I’m a few days late with this, but the Flames will have an alternate jersey next season (thanks, Teebz). … Matt Takimoto notes that Cal has been wearing a “BB” decal in memory of former marching band director Bob Briggs. “Is this the first time a football team has honored something to do with the band before?” he asks. Good question. Anyone..? … Much hilarity on my daily Page 2 conference call yesterday over this item, which notes that Sebastian Janikowski “set a Raiders record attempting a field goal from 76 yards out against the Chargers.” Hey, I can break that record, easy — I’ll attempt a 100-yarder! A 106-yarder! And after that I’ll break the record for the highest pole vault attempt and the most ribs eaten in one sitting (I’ll probably just eat a dozen or so, but my attempt will be for 317). To succeed is human — to attempt divine! … Here’s a decent glimpse of the Sixers’ anniversary patch (with thanks to Mike Preston). … The double-A Chattanooga Lookouts recently changed their affiliation from the Reds to the Dodgers, which means a new uni set (with thanks to Michael W. Vines). … Marketing knows no bounds (thanks, Bry). … No, I mean it really knows no bounds (kudos to Ryan Burns). … Brendon Yarian recently visited Canton and came back with some great pics of stuff I hadn’t seen before, including special facemasks worn by Doug Williams and Dan Dierdorf, some cool program art, Jim Thorpe’s cape, and an Otto Graham jersey that had to be renumbered after a rule change. Lots of other good stuff in this slideshow. … Judging by this shot from Pistons Media Day, it looks like Rasheed Wallace is switching from No. 36 to the 30 he wore at UNC and in Portland (good spot by Ethan Crooks). … Yesterday I linked to some pics of jai-alai jerseys and passed along Steve Bevacqua‘s query, “Does Champion still make jerseys like this?” No surprise to get a response from sporting goods maven Terry Proctor: “The old Champion plant in Perry, NY, is still in operation as American Classic Outfitters. ACO has all the old Champion patterns and lettering fonts at the Perry plant. They even used Champion-style numbers on a set of football jerseys they did for Livonia High School two years ago. As to the jai alai jerseys. I spoke with my contact person at ACO. She explained ACO is now the contract manufacturer for Adidas/Reebok — they make all of the NBA and WNBA uniforms in Perry. She told me the jai-alai shirt would be a basic pattern but would have to be ordered through Adidas/Reebok and carry one of those labels (apparently ACO no longer is able to sell product under their own name). So yes, the shirt would be available, but I think they would only be affordable to Donald Trump.” … About two years ago I wrote an ESPN column about eye black. Now Brian Farkas says that column inspired his family to start a company. Read all about it here (click on each thumbnail, then on “All Sizes,” and then on “Original”). … Lots of interesting NOB action on the Toledo football team, as seen here, here, and, rather bizarrely, here (great work by Drew VanNess). … Jen Muller scanned some pages from the 1975 Yankees yearbook (when the team was still playing at Shea). Highlights include a description of the Bronx renovation, a gallery of Family Day portraits, and an incredible demolition company ad. … As long as she had the scanner warmed up, Jen also sent along some pages from the book Baseball’s Hometown Teams: The Story of the Minor Leagues. If this photo is any indication, we’re all gonna need to get a copy of this book. Also, check out these shoes, these socks, this sweater, and everything in this shot. Striped cuffs!!

 

192 comments to Pay No Attention to That Cheap Replica Jersey Behind the Curtain

  • Jeremy Brahm | October 1, 2008 at 8:38 am |

    In the last minor league shot, the hats have panels that are different colors. Almost like a beanie with the propeller, but only two colors.

    http://www.foureyesj...

  • Marc M. | October 1, 2008 at 8:39 am |

    You don’t mess with Mr. Met!!!!
    http://courierposton...

  • JTH | October 1, 2008 at 8:50 am |

    That Janikowski record reminds me of one of my favorite expressions: never mistake activity for accomplishment.

  • Jim MI | October 1, 2008 at 8:54 am |

    A week ago or so I linked to DET goaltender Jimmy Howard’s new mask. Watching the DET/MON game last night (thing of uni beauty BTW), I noticed something I didn’t before. I knew he had speedometers on his mask in reference to the ‘Motor City’, but never noticed the coolest detail. Instead of normal numbers on the speedometers, he has the DET retired numbers on them.

    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|83069898%2c83069810%2c83069806%2c83069422%2c83069421%2c83027588%2c83027560%2c83027551%2c83027550%2c82998244%2c82998236%2c81599981%2c81783177%2c81533366%2c81533364%2c81533021%2c81533016%2c81515255%2c81470895%2c80640348%2c80640231%2c80564933%2c79961097%2c79961095%2c79960114%2c79841952%2c79842740%2c79752759%2c77655215%2c77655212%2c77655209%2c77655206%2c77655205%2c77655204%2c77655203%2c77655201%2c77655198%2c77655195%2c77155608%2c77155494%2c77103066%2c76956491%2c76956481%2c76666721%2c77499829%2c81448937%2c73952140%2c73952123%2c73952121%2c73846374%2c73517129%2c73476551%2c73277323%2c72509531%2c72102957%2c71561331%2c71561299%2c71050961%2c56442187%2c56442133|0&id=83027551

    I thought that was extremely cool and unique. A very subtle tribute I feel… too bad he’s going to spend most of the time in Grand Rapids playing for DET’s minor team, but a very cool detail none the less.

  • Jim MI | October 1, 2008 at 8:57 am |

    [quote comment=”292676″]A week ago or so I linked to DET goaltender Jimmy Howard’s new mask. Watching the DET/MON game last night (thing of uni beauty BTW), I noticed something I didn’t before. I knew he had speedometers on his mask in reference to the ‘Motor City’, but never noticed the coolest detail. Instead of normal numbers on the speedometers, he has the DET retired numbers on them.

    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|83069898%2c83069810%2c83069806%2c83069422%2c83069421%2c83027588%2c83027560%2c83027551%2c83027550%2c82998244%2c82998236%2c81599981%2c81783177%2c81533366%2c81533364%2c81533021%2c81533016%2c81515255%2c81470895%2c80640348%2c80640231%2c80564933%2c79961097%2c79961095%2c79960114%2c79841952%2c79842740%2c79752759%2c77655215%2c77655212%2c77655209%2c77655206%2c77655205%2c77655204%2c77655203%2c77655201%2c77655198%2c77655195%2c77155608%2c77155494%2c77103066%2c76956491%2c76956481%2c76666721%2c77499829%2c81448937%2c73952140%2c73952123%2c73952121%2c73846374%2c73517129%2c73476551%2c73277323%2c72509531%2c72102957%2c71561331%2c71561299%2c71050961%2c56442187%2c56442133|0&id=83027551

    I thought that was extremely cool and unique. A very subtle tribute I feel… too bad he’s going to spend most of the time in Grand Rapids playing for DET’s minor team, but a very cool detail none the less.[/quote]

    Forgot to mention he has the Detroit Cougar’s logo on the front:

    http://chriscreamer....

    Very cool helmet with glimpes into DET’s hockey past.

  • Steve Sarran | October 1, 2008 at 8:59 am |

    Love that old program. Ironic how its Oilers vs. Titans.

  • Pat | October 1, 2008 at 9:04 am |

    How many future MLB players are featured on that Yankees Ad as little kids?

    I see at least 3. Todd Stottlemyre, Sandy Jr. and Roberto Alomar.

    Pretty cool.

  • Hank | October 1, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    [quote comment=”292677″][quote comment=”292676″]A week ago or so I linked to DET goaltender Jimmy Howard’s new mask. Watching the DET/MON game last night (thing of uni beauty BTW), I noticed something I didn’t before. I knew he had speedometers on his mask in reference to the ‘Motor City’, but never noticed the coolest detail. Instead of normal numbers on the speedometers, he has the DET retired numbers on them.

    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|83069898%2c83069810%2c83069806%2c83069422%2c83069421%2c83027588%2c83027560%2c83027551%2c83027550%2c82998244%2c82998236%2c81599981%2c81783177%2c81533366%2c81533364%2c81533021%2c81533016%2c81515255%2c81470895%2c80640348%2c80640231%2c80564933%2c79961097%2c79961095%2c79960114%2c79841952%2c79842740%2c79752759%2c77655215%2c77655212%2c77655209%2c77655206%2c77655205%2c77655204%2c77655203%2c77655201%2c77655198%2c77655195%2c77155608%2c77155494%2c77103066%2c76956491%2c76956481%2c76666721%2c77499829%2c81448937%2c73952140%2c73952123%2c73952121%2c73846374%2c73517129%2c73476551%2c73277323%2c72509531%2c72102957%2c71561331%2c71561299%2c71050961%2c56442187%2c56442133|0&id=83027551

    I thought that was extremely cool and unique. A very subtle tribute I feel… too bad he’s going to spend most of the time in Grand Rapids playing for DET’s minor team, but a very cool detail none the less.[/quote]

    Forgot to mention he has the Detroit Cougar’s logo on the front:

    http://chriscreamer....

    Very cool helmet with glimpes into DET’s hockey past.[/quote]

    That is definately one of the coolest looking goalie helmets. That’s something the NHL does right by allowing goalies to decorate their masks/helmets just about anyway they like. Unlike MLB who will only let catchers personalize their masks if they get them from a specific manufacturer.

  • Andy--01 | October 1, 2008 at 9:19 am |

    Looking through the NFL gallery you linked to, I saw the Mascot gallery. 1st picture: what is this guy wearing? Caption says it’s a Redskins fan, and that fits with the #21 (Sean Taylor), but the jersey is all sorts of wrong.

    The red is too red (‘Skins are more brick), but that could be the photograph or lighting. However, the stripes are very off – Skins have one gold and one red stripe on their sleeves and their collars are solid red. At first,I thought it was the Chiefs, because the color of red is closer, but the Chiefs have white collars and only 3 stripes on the sleeves.

    I found a similar jersey for sale on a Philipino website, so it looks like it’s an official Reebok jersey. I guess it’s just a really bad job.

  • Glen | October 1, 2008 at 9:19 am |

    hahahahaha the UGA ‘scarecrow’ is hilarious! I love it!

  • Andy--01 | October 1, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    Ah, it must have been the Throwback that the Redskins wore. Amazing that I missed that, considering the original link was to a throwback gallery.

  • mmwatkin | October 1, 2008 at 9:26 am |

    Rasheed Wallace used to wear #30 with the Pistons in 2004 when they won the championship.

    I guess his brother died in the off season at the age of 36…hence the change to 36. No idea why he decided to change back.

  • Rick White Un Trois | October 1, 2008 at 9:27 am |

    I just atempted a field goal. I was aiming for Lambeau Field with a paper wad from Austin Texas.

    Do I win?

  • Mike Engle | October 1, 2008 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment=”292684″]Rasheed Wallace used to wear #30 with the Pistons in 2004 when they won the championship.

    I guess his brother died in the off season at the age of 36…hence the change to 36. No idea why he decided to change back.[/quote]
    I’ve never heard anything about a brother. But Rasheed’s number story is bizarre.
    In one year, Wallace was Portland’s #30, Atlanta’s #36 for a game, and then Detroit’s #30 for the rest of the year. For the following season, he went to #36: his number until now, apparently.

  • M. Princip | October 1, 2008 at 9:31 am |

    Those Redskins throwbacks they wore in ’94 are amazing! I absolutely love those jerseys.

    Does anyone know of a link pertaining to the rules that an NFL team must abide by regarding throwbacks? A more specific question is; can a team wear throwbacks if they’ve only been in their new unis for say 6 years; i.e. Seahawks?

  • Jeremy | October 1, 2008 at 9:31 am |

    [quote comment=”292679″]How many future MLB players are featured on that Yankees Ad as little kids?

    I see at least 3. Todd Stottlemyre, Sandy Jr. and Roberto Alomar.

    Pretty cool.[/quote]

    Mel Stottlemyre Jr. was also in the Majors for a short period of time. I believe it was only one season, but it could’ve been slightly longer.

  • Jim MI | October 1, 2008 at 9:31 am |

    I think driving through that town with all the scarecrows would be borderline creepy…. espcially at night. Almost looks like there’s a bunch of zombies standing around.

  • Ryan | October 1, 2008 at 9:38 am |

    Oh man, The throwback Pats’ jerseys look INCREDIBLE! Why can’t they bring them back?!

  • Mike Engle | October 1, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”292687″]Those Redskins throwbacks they wore in ’94 are amazing! I absolutely love those jerseys.

    Does anyone know of a link pertaining to the rules that an NFL team must abide by regarding throwbacks? A more specific question is; can a team wear throwbacks if they’ve only been in their new unis for say 6 years; i.e. Seahawks?[/quote]
    So you have the standard team-color and white jerseys. For a third jersey, a team may have an alternate or a throwback.
    Alternates: No special helmet, no special pants, and the jersey must be the same basic design as the home or away, the difference being a color swap where a non-dominant team color becomes the alternate’s primary color.
    Throwback: Has to be a total throwback representation. As accurate as possible with modern fabrics, and LNOB to comply with modern rules.
    Examples: Giants: alternate. See blue, insert red. Jets: throwback. Not just Titans jerseys, but appropriate pants, socks, and lids.
    So why not? The Seahawks could probably get an approved throwback design in the immediate fture if they wanted one.
    By the way, teams can’t showcase a throwback and an alternate in the same year. (Reason: only 16 games in regular season, so too many variations ruins identity.) When the Eagles donned their Angry Parakeets of Scandinavia throwbacks, the black alts took a break. On that note, the Lions have the solid color throwbacks ready for Thanksgiving (75th anniversary celebration), so their black jersey will too collect dust this year.
    Clear?

  • Stuby | October 1, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    When I saw the picture of the Scarecrow, my first thought was that the lead story would be about this guy…

    http://www.sfgate.co...

  • Ron V | October 1, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    Check out a young Peyton Manning in his baseball uniform! First row on the left.

    http://farm4.static....

  • Mike Engle | October 1, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”292693″]Check out a young Peyton Manning in his baseball uniform! First row on the left.

    http://farm4.static....
    Doesn’t Peyton have a squarer face? I think that’s Eli’s look-alike.

  • adrian | October 1, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    Gardner-Webb University also wore helmet decals in honor of their director of athletic bands Sid Haton on Saturday night.

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    http://www.shelbysta...

  • warren thompson | October 1, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    I have a persisting throwback fantasy: uniforms from the 1930s and 40s, hightop shoes (all black, of course), and [oh, the shock!] LEATHER helmets.

  • John Paul Jones | October 1, 2008 at 10:10 am |

    That is definately one of the coolest looking goalie helmets. That’s something the NHL does right by allowing goalies to decorate their masks/helmets just about anyway they like. Unlike MLB who will only let catchers personalize their masks if they get them from a specific manufacturer.

    Now if we can just get those goalie pads taken in on the sides….

    Jim MI — great find, great mask!

  • Travis | October 1, 2008 at 10:11 am |

    Does anyone know why minor league teams have the New Era flag on their hats yet the pros don’t? You can see it on the design of the new Lookouts hat.

  • Ryan | October 1, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    “including special facemasks worn by Doug Williams and Dan Dierdorf,”

    Those are incredible masks. I can’t get enough of stuff like that.

  • chance | October 1, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    Very cool slideshow, and timely as well – we were talking about the red-striped AFL ref jerseys just yesterday, but I was struggling to find a pic.

  • chance | October 1, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”292691″]
    By the way, teams can’t showcase a throwback and an alternate in the same year. (Reason: only 16 games in regular season, so too many variations ruins identity.) When the Eagles donned their Angry Parakeets of Scandinavia throwbacks, the black alts took a break. [/quote]

    One more reason to love those uniforms.

  • chance | October 1, 2008 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”292698″]Does anyone know why minor league teams have the New Era flag on their hats yet the pros don’t? You can see it on the design of the new Lookouts hat.[/quote]

    Because MLB, though it has sold out in many ways, still has a few standards left.

  • Chad | October 1, 2008 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”292700″]Very cool slideshow, and timely as well – we were talking about the red-striped AFL ref jerseys just yesterday, but I was struggling to find a pic.[/quote]
    there was a pic of one yesterday in the jets at shea link

  • Joe Hilseberg | October 1, 2008 at 10:28 am |

    Hey Uniwatchers – I’m sure you have noticed my very first internet ad is up and running on the site. I wanted to thank you all for keeping my passion for uniforms and lettering alive, because it is what has gotten me to this point! Without this site and the discussions with you all I may have never started Jersey NameFrame. Thanks again!

    -Joe

  • Hank | October 1, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”292685″]I just atempted a field goal. I was aiming for Lambeau Field with a paper wad from Austin Texas.

    Do I win?[/quote]

    Nope. I just attempted a FG from Philadelphia to Monster Park in SF. Aiming EASTward. I was hoping the prevailing westerlies would give the kick a boost.

    How lame is it for the Raiders to even think of posting that on their site? The owner must go down, and he must go down hard.

  • Johnny F. | October 1, 2008 at 10:35 am |

    That scarecrow story is creepy. You know those things wake up in the middle of the night, play football, and terrorize locals by switching to black jerseys.

  • Robin | October 1, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”292690″]Oh man, The throwback Pats’ jerseys look INCREDIBLE! Why can’t they bring them back?![/quote]

    I agree 100% Very easy on the eyes!

  • Jon | October 1, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    Oh man, The throwback Pats’ jerseys look INCREDIBLE! Why can’t they bring them back?!

    They will be brought back. i believe the pats will have them next year, and if not the next year. the pats have already done the paperwork to have their third jersey with Pat the Patriot.

  • Stuby | October 1, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”292708″][quote comment=”292690″]Oh man, The throwback Pats’ jerseys look INCREDIBLE! Why can’t they bring them back?![/quote]

    I agree 100% Very easy on the eyes![/quote]
    Count the Pats with the Niners, Bills, and Broncos as teams that need to make their throwbacks their permanent look. Of course the Pats and Broncs have had success in the new duds so that probably won’t happen. The Niners, by changing to their current “fancy” uniforms, basically gave the finger to tradition, class and success.

  • 131monkeys | October 1, 2008 at 10:58 am |

    Speaking of goalies check out this story today from ESPN:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    NHL goalies aren’t allowed to wear a captain’s C?
    What the hell?

  • Andy--01 | October 1, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    NHL goalies aren’t allowed to wear a captain’s C?
    What the hell?

    This is a rule that goes back quite some time. In fact, the first thing I thought of when I heard that Luongo had been named captain was “but, Goalies can’t be captains!”.

    I think the rule, basically, is that a goalie can’t be an on-ice captain, and it’s probably because he’s on-ice permanently (and it’s against the rules to leave the crease). Obviously, a team can name ANYONE captain, but no goalies on-ice, hence no “C”.

    According to Wikipedia:
    “Goaltenders may not be designated as captains or alternate captains because of the logistical challenges of having the goaltender relay rules discussions between referees and coaches and then return to the crease. The last NHL goaltender who served as team captain prior to this rule coming into effect was Bill Durnan of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1947-1948 season.”

  • steve | October 1, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    The TSN article about Luongo (sp?) being the first goalie captain since the ’40s explained the rule.

    The last goalie to be captain spent alot of time out of the crease talking with the refs. he would do it at times to kill the other teams momentum, a free timeout.

  • steve | October 1, 2008 at 11:11 am |

    I type slow

  • JTH | October 1, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    [quote]Notice that the numbers on the UGA players appear to be pretty accurate, while the orange team (insert any of UGA’s hated orange-clad rivals) are all wearing zero.[/quote]

    Those jerseys look gold to me. Georgia Tech?

  • Mark in Cincy | October 1, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”292710″][quote comment=”292708″][quote comment=”292690″]Oh man, The throwback Pats’ jerseys look INCREDIBLE! Why can’t they bring them back?![/quote]

    I agree 100% Very easy on the eyes![/quote]
    Count the Pats with the Niners, Bills, and Broncos as teams that need to make their throwbacks their permanent look. Of course the Pats and Broncs have had success in the new duds so that probably won’t happen. The Niners, by changing to their current “fancy” uniforms, basically gave the finger to tradition, class and success.[/quote]
    as I always add when the throwback discussion comes up … this (http://bengalsjungle...) must be the Bengals’ new uniform, ASAP

  • JAson | October 1, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    The Cavaliers have unveiled this year’s Hardwoord Classic throwback…

    http://lh3.ggpht.com...

    And LeBron will wear this shoe with them…

    http://lh6.ggpht.com...

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”292716″]as I always add when the throwback discussion comes up … this (http://bengalsjungle...) must be the Bengals’ new uniform, ASAP[/quote]

    that bengals pic almost looks like kenny anderson isn’t even wearing pads

  • Mark in Cincy | October 1, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”292718″][quote comment=”292716″]as I always add when the throwback discussion comes up … this (http://bengalsjungle...) must be the Bengals’ new uniform, ASAP[/quote]

    that bengals pic almost looks like kenny anderson isn’t even wearing pads[/quote]
    Anderson deserves to be in the HOF … but that is beside the point, that is a nice, clean, simple uniform … how did we end up with such a uniform monstrosity in Cincinnati?

  • Glen | October 1, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”292717″]The Cavaliers have unveiled this year’s Hardwoord Classic throwback…

    http://lh3.ggpht.com...

    And LeBron will wear this shoe with them…

    http://lh6.ggpht.com...

    I love the old school Adidas logo with the jersey!

  • Sammy | October 1, 2008 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”292691″][quote comment=”292687″]Those Redskins throwbacks they wore in ’94 are amazing! I absolutely love those jerseys.

    Does anyone know of a link pertaining to the rules that an NFL team must abide by regarding throwbacks? A more specific question is; can a team wear throwbacks if they’ve only been in their new unis for say 6 years; i.e. Seahawks?[/quote]

    Alternates: No special helmet, no special pants, and the jersey must be the same basic design as the home or away, the difference being a color swap where a non-dominant team color becomes the alternate’s primary color.
    Throwback: Has to be a total throwback representation. As accurate as possible with modern fabrics, and LNOB to comply with modern rules.
    Examples: Giants: alternate. See blue, insert red. Jets: throwback. Not just Titans jerseys, but appropriate pants, socks, and lids.
    So why not? The Seahawks could probably get an approved throwback design in the immediate fture if they wanted one.
    By the way, teams can’t showcase a throwback and an alternate in the same year. (Reason: only 16 games in regular season, so too many variations ruins identity.) When the Eagles donned their Angry Parakeets of Scandinavia throwbacks, the black alts took a break. On that note, the Lions have the solid color throwbacks ready for Thanksgiving (75th anniversary celebration), so their black jersey will too collect dust this year.
    Clear?[/quote]

    On your last point about the Lions–I’m sure that I read a press release before the season started about the Lions getting special permission to wear four uniforms this season, including the throwback and black alt. I can’t find where exactly I read it, but I have a feeling you will still see the blacks in addition to the throwbacks.

    Also, according to the NFL.com slideshow, the Pats wore the red throwbacks and the Lions wore blue in the 2002 Thanksgiving Day game. I thought the NFL was pretty strict in not having color vs. color games…

  • muddlehead | October 1, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    that is the patriots uni. calling it throwback somehow justifies current edition. what their wearing now is throwup.

  • Shane | October 1, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”292709″]They will be brought back. i believe the pats will have them next year, and if not the next year. the pats have already done the paperwork to have their third jersey with Pat the Patriot.[/quote]

    Now I can buy one without feeling like an idiot, YES.

  • Carlos | October 1, 2008 at 11:46 am |

    In the last picture where you say to look at everything in the shot, I thought to myself What is Peyton Manning doing in there? (guy on far left bottom row)

  • noelamezquita | October 1, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    goalies cant cross the face off hash marks. automatic expulsion.

  • Jim MI | October 1, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”292725″]goalies cant cross the face off hash marks. automatic expulsion.[/quote]

    Goalies can’t cross the red line in the middle of the ice. They can cross the faceoff circles. Hasek did it all the time to break up possible break-a-ways.

  • Matt H. | October 1, 2008 at 11:59 am |

    Cool story in the NY Times today about grass patterns in MLB.

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

  • scott | October 1, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”292710″][quote comment=”292708″][quote comment=”292690″]Oh man, The throwback Pats’ jerseys look INCREDIBLE! Why can’t they bring them back?![/quote]

    I agree 100% Very easy on the eyes![/quote]
    Count the Pats with the Niners, Bills, and Broncos as teams that need to make their throwbacks their permanent look. Of course the Pats and Broncs have had success in the new duds so that probably won’t happen. The Niners, by changing to their current “fancy” uniforms, basically gave the finger to tradition, class and success.[/quote]

    While I love Pat the Patriot, going back to the old uniforms would only bring back the bad memories of how awful the franchise once was. Why go back to loserville? I’d like to see Pat back on the helmets, but perhaps coupled with red jerseys that more closely resemble the current template.

  • 131monkeys | October 1, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”292712″]NHL goalies aren’t allowed to wear a captain’s C?
    What the hell?

    This is a rule that goes back quite some time. In fact, the first thing I thought of when I heard that Luongo had been named captain was “but, Goalies can’t be captains!”.

    I think the rule, basically, is that a goalie can’t be an on-ice captain, and it’s probably because he’s on-ice permanently (and it’s against the rules to leave the crease). Obviously, a team can name ANYONE captain, but no goalies on-ice, hence no “C”.

    According to Wikipedia:
    “Goaltenders may not be designated as captains or alternate captains because of the logistical challenges of having the goaltender relay rules discussions between referees and coaches and then return to the crease. The last NHL goaltender who served as team captain prior to this rule coming into effect was Bill Durnan of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1947-1948 season.”[/quote]

    Makes sense actually.

    They could still let him wear the C, not let him talk to the refs, and then have three A’s but I guess that’d be more work than it’s worth.

  • Rick White Un Trois | October 1, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”292719″][quote comment=”292718″][quote comment=”292716″]as I always add when the throwback discussion comes up … this (http://bengalsjungle...) must be the Bengals’ new uniform, ASAP[/quote]

    that bengals pic almost looks like kenny anderson isn’t even wearing pads[/quote]
    Anderson deserves to be in the HOF … but that is beside the point, that is a nice, clean, simple uniform … how did we end up with such a uniform monstrosity in Cincinnati?[/quote]

    I think it was because they didn’t want to look like the Cleveland Browns.

  • Giancarlo | October 1, 2008 at 12:07 pm |

    Were those NY Titans throwbacks from Sunday really accurate? Something about them didn’t seem right. The blue was a very dark midnight blue, like the Yankees’ blue, whereas I imagined the Titans in a more medium blue. I remember Ricko saying something about the way Titans unis get misrepresented – if he’s reading this post could he address the question?

  • Rick White Un Trois | October 1, 2008 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”292727″]Cool story in the NY Times today about grass patterns in MLB.

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

    I wish they had more pictures.

  • Mark in Cincy | October 1, 2008 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”292730″][quote comment=”292719″][quote comment=”292718″][quote comment=”292716″]as I always add when the throwback discussion comes up … this (http://bengalsjungle...) must be the Bengals’ new uniform, ASAP[/quote]

    that bengals pic almost looks like kenny anderson isn’t even wearing pads[/quote]
    Anderson deserves to be in the HOF … but that is beside the point, that is a nice, clean, simple uniform … how did we end up with such a uniform monstrosity in Cincinnati?[/quote]

    I think it was because they didn’t want to look like the Cleveland Browns.[/quote]
    I have heard that, in fact the legend behind the helmet is that Paul Brown (moment of silence) couldn’t tell the 2 teams apart, so he had the Bengals’ unis redesigned with the stripes on the helmet. I’d take the ’81 or ’82 unis over today’s horrifying spectacles … but the dream world would be those ’70’s beauts

  • Mike Miller | October 1, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=\”292718\”][quote comment=\”292716\”]as I always add when the throwback discussion comes up … this (http://bengalsjungle...) must be the Bengals\’ new uniform, ASAP[/quote]

    that bengals pic almost looks like kenny anderson isn\’t even wearing pads[/quote]

    No thanks, that uni was too boring for words. The \”Bengals\” on the helmet was totally uninspiring.

    I much prefer the original \”yipes, stripes\” uni set that the Bengals went to their two Super Bowls with. Original, but not tacky like the current set.

    http://www.sportsecy...

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”292733″][quote comment=”292730″][quote comment=”292719″][quote comment=”292718″][quote comment=”292716″]as I always add when the throwback discussion comes up … this (http://bengalsjungle...) must be the Bengals’ new uniform, ASAP[/quote]

    that bengals pic almost looks like kenny anderson isn’t even wearing pads[/quote]
    Anderson deserves to be in the HOF … but that is beside the point, that is a nice, clean, simple uniform … how did we end up with such a uniform monstrosity in Cincinnati?[/quote]

    I think it was because they didn’t want to look like the Cleveland Browns.[/quote]
    I have heard that, in fact the legend behind the helmet is that Paul Brown (moment of silence) couldn’t tell the 2 teams apart, so he had the Bengals’ unis redesigned with the stripes on the helmet. I’d take the ’81 or ’82 unis over today’s horrifying spectacles … but the dream world would be those ’70’s beauts[/quote]

    didn’t he propose some of these helmets before the current striped incarnation…only to settle on “BENGALS” for the origs?

  • The Ol Goaler | October 1, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    Dan Dierdorf’s Pro Bowl helmet reminded me that he played in an era when the “head slap” was legal… slap that, sucka!

    As far as Roberto Luongo being Captain Canuck, what would be so wrong about this? (Yeah, I know it’s a crummy Photoshop job… I’m an old goalie, not an old artist!) The reason there hasn’t been a goalie captain since Bill Durnan in 1947-48 is referenced in this article, which says:

    The Canucks do not intend to challenge the so-called Durnan Rule, named for former Montreal Canadiens goaltender and captain Bill Durnan.

    A member of the Hockey Hall of Fame, Durnan served as a full-privileged captain in 1947-48, meaning he was allowed to speak with officials.

    Opponents accused him of frequently leaving his crease to argue calls at strategic moments and creating de facto timeouts for his team.

    The rule, banning goaltender from wearing letters, was changed before the next season.

    Just change the rule to allow only the team’s alternate captains to yap at the ref when your goalie’s your captain… problem solved! (I tell ya, the goalies get no respect… no respect at all… mutter, grumble!)

  • Scott W. | October 1, 2008 at 12:22 pm |

    Georgia scarecrow football game will never be accurate as long as there is no scarecrow marching band!

  • Patrick | October 1, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”292734″][quote comment=\”292718\”][quote comment=\”292716\”]as I always add when the throwback discussion comes up … this (http://bengalsjungle...) must be the Bengals\’ new uniform, ASAP[/quote]

    that bengals pic almost looks like kenny anderson isn\’t even wearing pads[/quote]

    No thanks, that uni was too boring for words. The \”Bengals\” on the helmet was totally uninspiring.

    I much prefer the original \”yipes, stripes\” uni set that the Bengals went to their two Super Bowls with. Original, but not tacky like the current set.

    http://www.sportsecy...

    For my money, that’s one of the most underrated football uniforms of all time. The previous Bengals uniforms were among the tops in the NFL.

  • JTH | October 1, 2008 at 12:23 pm |
  • Mark in Cincy | October 1, 2008 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”292735″][quote comment=”292733″][quote comment=”292730″][quote comment=”292719″][quote comment=”292718″][quote comment=”292716″]as I always add when the throwback discussion comes up … this (http://bengalsjungle...) must be the Bengals’ new uniform, ASAP[/quote]

    that bengals pic almost looks like kenny anderson isn’t even wearing pads[/quote]
    Anderson deserves to be in the HOF … but that is beside the point, that is a nice, clean, simple uniform … how did we end up with such a uniform monstrosity in Cincinnati?[/quote]

    I think it was because they didn’t want to look like the Cleveland Browns.[/quote]
    I have heard that, in fact the legend behind the helmet is that Paul Brown (moment of silence) couldn’t tell the 2 teams apart, so he had the Bengals’ unis redesigned with the stripes on the helmet. I’d take the ’81 or ’82 unis over today’s horrifying spectacles … but the dream world would be those ’70’s beauts[/quote]

    didn’t he propose some of these helmets before the current striped incarnation…only to settle on “BENGALS” for the origs?[/quote]
    Phil, there is an excellent resource for the Bengals’ unis here (http://www.bengals.c...) on the right hand side. I have seen that picture before, and Paul may have commented on it before as well. I guess we got the “lessest” of the evils with the new helmet … for some reason, I think that wordmark helmet is great, I know … it is boring

  • Dave | October 1, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    Blackout was in effect at the Cell last night for the 1-game playoff. I was told it didn’t look that great on TV, but in person it was definitely a cool sight to see.

  • Teebz | October 1, 2008 at 12:36 pm |

    Jim, I saw Howard’s mask last night in the Montreal-Detroit game, and it is a beauty. I haven’t been paying attention to how well Conklin has been playing, but Howard played fairly well last night. He got beat by two beauty backhands in the shootout, but he looked alright otherwise. Maybe there’s still a shot for him to be in “The Show” this season?

    As for the goalies being captains, Bill Durnan used to abuse the rule and skate the length of the ice to speak to the refs. Because other teams complained that it was giving the Canadiens a free timeout every time he did it, it was outlawed, and the goalies could no longer be an on-ice captain. However, Luongo will serve as the off-ice captain for all events. Willie Mitchell will speak to the refs primarily, and Mattias Ohlund will take all the ceremonial faceoffs. Ryan Kesler will also serve as an alternate.

    Giving Luongo the captaincy is a ballsy move by Vancouver, and it really shows their commitment to him as a player.

    Other notes from last night? Max Pacioretty, wearing #67 for the Habs last night, was outstanding. If this kid doesn’t make the big squad, Bob Gainey needs his head checked. The backhand he used in the shootout that beat Howard? That was a big-league backhand. I haven’t seen a rookie pull off a backhand like that since the days of Lemieux and Jagr.

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”292740″]Phil, there is an excellent resource for the Bengals’ unis here (http://www.bengals.c...) on the right hand side. I have seen that picture before, and Paul may have commented on it before as well. I guess we got the “lessest” of the evils with the new helmet … for some reason, I think that wordmark helmet is great, I know … it is boring[/quote]

    thanks mark…yeah, i’ve not only seen that page before, but it’s bookmarked! great resource (i think PL even has it as a link too, not sure tho)

    while i did like the switch in 1981 to the primitive stripes, looking back, i think the classic orig. is the best…even with the boring “BENGALS” on the helmet

    i will just always remember kenny and boomer in the stripes

  • JTH | October 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”292741″]Blackout was in effect at the Cell last night for the 1-game playoff. I was told it didn’t look that great on TV, but in person it was definitely a cool sight to see.[/quote]
    Nah, we were bantering about it a bit here last night. It actually looked pretty decent on TV. Or maybe our expectations were so low that it just came off better than we were expecting.

  • Hank | October 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”292731″]Were those NY Titans throwbacks from Sunday really accurate? Something about them didn’t seem right. The blue was a very dark midnight blue, like the Yankees’ blue, whereas I imagined the Titans in a more medium blue. I remember Ricko saying something about the way Titans unis get misrepresented – if he’s reading this post could he address the question?[/quote]

    More often than not, it’s the modern fabrics used in making the throwbacks that screw up the colors. What may have been a certain hue of blue looks different on wool than it does on polyester or whatever they presently use. I recall Paul or someone posting something along these lines. He showed an original Charger powder blue with a modern-throwback and the different coloration was noticible.

  • mmwatkin | October 1, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”292741″]Blackout was in effect at the Cell last night for the 1-game playoff. I was told it didn’t look that great on TV, but in person it was definitely a cool sight to see.[/quote]

    Why did the White Sox give the fans black towels? It would have been amazing if the fans were waving white towels against the black backdrop

  • Jim MI | October 1, 2008 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”292742″]Jim, I saw Howard’s mask last night in the Montreal-Detroit game, and it is a beauty. I haven’t been paying attention to how well Conklin has been playing, but Howard played fairly well last night. He got beat by two beauty backhands in the shootout, but he looked alright otherwise. Maybe there’s still a shot for him to be in “The Show” this season?

    As for the goalies being captains, Bill Durnan used to abuse the rule and skate the length of the ice to speak to the refs. Because other teams complained that it was giving the Canadiens a free timeout every time he did it, it was outlawed, and the goalies could no longer be an on-ice captain. However, Luongo will serve as the off-ice captain for all events. Willie Mitchell will speak to the refs primarily, and Mattias Ohlund will take all the ceremonial faceoffs. Ryan Kesler will also serve as an alternate.

    Giving Luongo the captaincy is a ballsy move by Vancouver, and it really shows their commitment to him as a player.

    Other notes from last night? Max Pacioretty, wearing #67 for the Habs last night, was outstanding. If this kid doesn’t make the big squad, Bob Gainey needs his head checked. The backhand he used in the shootout that beat Howard? That was a big-league backhand. I haven’t seen a rookie pull off a backhand like that since the days of Lemieux and Jagr.[/quote]

    Teebz,
    Howard still has options left to go to the minors without going through waivers. Conklin doesn’t so he’s more likely to stay in the NHL while Howard goes to AHL. He might still get 2-3 games this season, but expect Conklin to get 15-20.

    I expect Howard to ge tthe back-up role next year.

    As for Pacioretty, he is amazing. He’s making it hard for MON to not use him. He’s going pro after only a freashman season at UofM where he was a point per game player….as a FRESHMAN!

  • Bryan Redemske | October 1, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”292744″][quote comment=”292741″]Blackout was in effect at the Cell last night for the 1-game playoff. I was told it didn’t look that great on TV, but in person it was definitely a cool sight to see.[/quote]
    Nah, we were bantering about it a bit here last night. It actually looked pretty decent on TV. Or maybe our expectations were so low that it just came off better than we were expecting.[/quote]

    I missed the discussion last night, but here’s what it looked like in my living room: a bunch of white people wearing black while watching a baseball game.

  • cheechoo | October 1, 2008 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”292741″]Blackout was in effect at the Cell last night for the 1-game playoff. I was told it didn’t look that great on TV, but in person it was definitely a cool sight to see.[/quote]

    I’m wondering why the ChiSox donned their traditional home whites rather than their black alts for their “Blackout”. Wouldn’t that make more sense?

  • JTH | October 1, 2008 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”292748″][quote comment=”292744″][quote comment=”292741″]Blackout was in effect at the Cell last night for the 1-game playoff. I was told it didn’t look that great on TV, but in person it was definitely a cool sight to see.[/quote]
    Nah, we were bantering about it a bit here last night. It actually looked pretty decent on TV. Or maybe our expectations were so low that it just came off better than we were expecting.[/quote]

    I missed the discussion last night, but here’s what it looked like in my living room: a bunch of white people wearing black while watching a baseball game.[/quote]
    So… they should have shown up in blackface?

  • JTH | October 1, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”292749″][quote comment=”292741″]Blackout was in effect at the Cell last night for the 1-game playoff. I was told it didn’t look that great on TV, but in person it was definitely a cool sight to see.[/quote]

    I’m wondering why the ChiSox donned their traditional home whites rather than their black alts for their “Blackout”. Wouldn’t that make more sense?[/quote]
    Probably. But they had just won two straight in the white jerseys.

  • Bryan Redemske | October 1, 2008 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”292750″][quote comment=”292748″][quote comment=”292744″][quote comment=”292741″]Blackout was in effect at the Cell last night for the 1-game playoff. I was told it didn’t look that great on TV, but in person it was definitely a cool sight to see.[/quote]
    Nah, we were bantering about it a bit here last night. It actually looked pretty decent on TV. Or maybe our expectations were so low that it just came off better than we were expecting.[/quote]

    I missed the discussion last night, but here’s what it looked like in my living room: a bunch of white people wearing black while watching a baseball game.[/quote]
    So… they should have shown up in blackface?[/quote]

    That would have been a pretty effective blackout. When you think about it, though, it probably made the ball much easier to see for both teams — hitting and fielding.

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”292750″]I missed the discussion last night, but here’s what it looked like in my living room: a bunch of white people wearing black while watching a baseball game.[/quote]
    perhaps bry would have preferred if they showed up dressed similar to this

  • Ronnie Poore | October 1, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”292721″][quote comment=”292691″][quote comment=”292687″]

    Also, according to the NFL.com slideshow, the Pats wore the red throwbacks and the Lions wore blue in the 2002 Thanksgiving Day game. I thought the NFL was pretty strict in not having color vs. color games…[/quote]

    look elsewhere in that slideshow and you’ll see the Cowboys in blue throwback jerseys vs the Bears in orange shirts. another Cowboys throwback game featured them in those blue jerseys with the Broncos in orange throwbacks.

  • JTH | October 1, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”292752″][quote comment=”292750″][quote comment=”292748″][quote comment=”292744″][quote comment=”292741″]Blackout was in effect at the Cell last night for the 1-game playoff. I was told it didn’t look that great on TV, but in person it was definitely a cool sight to see.[/quote]
    Nah, we were bantering about it a bit here last night. It actually looked pretty decent on TV. Or maybe our expectations were so low that it just came off better than we were expecting.[/quote]

    I missed the discussion last night, but here’s what it looked like in my living room: a bunch of white people wearing black while watching a baseball game.[/quote]
    So… they should have shown up in blackface?[/quote]

    That would have been a pretty effective blackout. When you think about it, though, it probably made the ball much easier to see for both teams — hitting and fielding.[/quote]
    Paul Konerko actually said something to that effect (sort of) on Sunday:
    “It’s a better idea than white because that would make it tough to see the ball,” said a smiling White Sox team captain Paul Konerko, who has witnessed the whiteout in person at Phoenix Coyotes game. “It will be cool.”
    http://chicago.white...
    Maybe next time they do this (and you know they’re going to do it again) they’ll hand out black ski masks instead of towels.

  • JTH | October 1, 2008 at 1:11 pm |

    Uh, that would have been Monday, not Sunday.

  • marty | October 1, 2008 at 1:13 pm |

    Bakay has a column about throwbacks on NFL.com. I disagree with his claims. He should stick to being the voice of that creepy cat on that stupid show. My kitties loved the throwbacks, despite their flaws.

  • Giancarlo | October 1, 2008 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”292733″]
    I think it was because they didn’t want to look like the Cleveland Browns.[/quote]

    Conversely, I thought that Paul Brown purposely designed the Bengals’ original uni to resemble the Browns’, in the way that Vince Lombardi redesigned the Redskins’ uni to look Packerish. Not true?

  • Rick White Un Trois | October 1, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”292758″][quote comment=”292733″]
    I think it was because they didn’t want to look like the Cleveland Browns.[/quote]

    Conversely, I thought that Paul Brown purposely designed the Bengals’ original uni to resemble the Browns’, in the way that Vince Lombardi redesigned the Redskins’ uni to look Packerish. Not true?[/quote]

    No, I’m pretty sure that you are correct.

  • anonymous | October 1, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    what hat is Francisco Rodriguez wearing here?
    http://assets.espn.g...

  • The Hemogoblin | October 1, 2008 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”292760″]what hat is Francisco Rodriguez wearing here?
    http://assets.espn.g...

    Clothes.

  • Al | October 1, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”292760″]what hat is Francisco Rodriguez wearing here?
    http://assets.espn.g...
    This one — http://shop.mlb.com/...

  • Mr. Met | October 1, 2008 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”292691″][quote comment=”292687″]Those Redskins throwbacks they wore in ’94 are amazing! I absolutely love those jerseys.

    Does anyone know of a link pertaining to the rules that an NFL team must abide by regarding throwbacks? A more specific question is; can a team wear throwbacks if they’ve only been in their new unis for say 6 years; i.e. Seahawks?[/quote]
    So you have the standard team-color and white jerseys. For a third jersey, a team may have an alternate or a throwback.
    Alternates: No special helmet, no special pants, and the jersey must be the same basic design as the home or away, the difference being a color swap where a non-dominant team color becomes the alternate’s primary color.
    Throwback: Has to be a total throwback representation. As accurate as possible with modern fabrics, and LNOB to comply with modern rules.
    Examples: Giants: alternate. See blue, insert red. Jets: throwback. Not just Titans jerseys, but appropriate pants, socks, and lids.
    So why not? The Seahawks could probably get an approved throwback design in the immediate fture if they wanted one.
    By the way, teams can’t showcase a throwback and an alternate in the same year. (Reason: only 16 games in regular season, so too many variations ruins identity.) When the Eagles donned their Angry Parakeets of Scandinavia throwbacks, the black alts took a break. On that note, the Lions have the solid color throwbacks ready for Thanksgiving (75th anniversary celebration), so their black jersey will too collect dust this year.
    Clear?[/quote]

    What about the Texans’ red pants paired with the red alternates? Since they don’t wear the red pants with anything else, wouldn’t they be considered “special pants”? Or perhaps because the pants follow the same template as the other Texans uniform pants they’re not considered special pants?

    And despite the fact that they only have three jerseys, the fact that the Titans have about 1,385.56 different uniform combinations dos more to ruin team identity than it does using an alternate and a throwback in the same year. Just my opinion.

  • Justin in AR | October 1, 2008 at 1:36 pm |

    Our boy Tyler Kepner is about to do a segment on The Beat with Charlie Steiner on XM Radio. If anyone has it, you might want to tune in. I am at work so I can’t listen. Shame…

  • Mark in Cincy | October 1, 2008 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”292743″][quote comment=”292740″]Phil, there is an excellent resource for the Bengals’ unis here (http://www.bengals.c...) on the right hand side. I have seen that picture before, and Paul may have commented on it before as well. I guess we got the “lessest” of the evils with the new helmet … for some reason, I think that wordmark helmet is great, I know … it is boring[/quote]

    thanks mark…yeah, i’ve not only seen that page before, but it’s bookmarked! great resource (i think PL even has it as a link too, not sure tho)

    while i did like the switch in 1981 to the primitive stripes, looking back, i think the classic orig. is the best…even with the boring “BENGALS” on the helmet

    i will just always remember kenny and boomer in the stripes[/quote]
    Agreed 100% Phil, what is funny is that the first super bowl was the first year of the stripes … almost like turning the page with a change in uniforms … maybe we can get the team to go back to the future and have some success? (of course, that is hoping and wishing way too much)

  • Al | October 1, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    “Steiner, come git your whuppin’!”

    Evander Holyfield | old “This is SportsCenter” commercial

  • KT | October 1, 2008 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”292723″][quote comment=”292709″]They will be brought back. i believe the pats will have them next year, and if not the next year. the pats have already done the paperwork to have their third jersey with Pat the Patriot.[/quote]

    Now I can buy one without feeling like an idiot, YES.[/quote]

    Remember, there are strict rules about what you can and can’t do with your own jersey. You can’t just be a fan the way you wish to be, and don’t even THINK about getting a red Pat Patriot jersey with MEGGETT on the back because he didn’t wear that style jersey and you will listen to us.

  • Ray | October 1, 2008 at 2:11 pm |

    Paul — you gotta like this picture from today’s NYT….
    http://www.nytimes.c...

  • Shane | October 1, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”292767″
    Remember, there are strict rules about what you can and can’t do with your own jersey. You can’t just be a fan the way you wish to be, and don’t even THINK about getting a red Pat Patriot jersey with MEGGETT on the back because he didn’t wear that style jersey and you will listen to us.[/quote]

    Eaaaaasy, killer. I’m one of you!

    I meant that if the current team are going to wear the Pat jersey, I finally can get a Pat jersey with Welker’s name/number on it. I’ve been holding out only because the Patriots haven’t worn them in about 5 or 6 years.

  • Shane | October 1, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    [/quote]

    Oh bloody hell, tags. Long day of classes.

  • Paul Lukas | October 1, 2008 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”292768″]Paul — you gotta like this picture from today’s NYT….
    http://www.nytimes.c...

    Marlow & Sons (the restaurant operation mentioned in the caption) is the company whose butcher, Tom Mylan, taught that hog-butchery course I took earlier this year.

  • The Hemogoblin | October 1, 2008 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”292770″][/quote]

    Oh bloody hell, tags. Long day of classes.[/quote]

    Tell me about it. I’ve got all four of mine today…

  • Ray | October 1, 2008 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”292771″][quote comment=”292768″]Paul — you gotta like this picture from today’s NYT….
    http://www.nytimes.c...

    Marlow & Sons (the restaurant operation mentioned in the caption) is the company whose butcher, Tom Mylan, taught that hog-butchery course I took earlier this year.[/quote]

    When I saw the headline for the article, “Take a Half Ton of Beef,” I expected to see Paul’s byline. Who is this Stern guy and why is he stealing your stuff? The article is pretty good. Don’t read it on an empty stomach..

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

  • ToasterPoodle | October 1, 2008 at 3:06 pm |

    Phils wearing the creamy-white vintage look today

  • eric | October 1, 2008 at 3:20 pm |

    The Rays uniforms look a lot better to me now then they did when they were first introduced before the season. Suddenly, instead of being boring, they are classic and traditional. The wordmark on their chest now looks no-nonsense and confident. The blue color appears strong. Their old unis (which I liked) now look kinda “Mickey Mouse” and remind me more of their horrible original duds. And the futility of the teams that wore them. Winning has changed my perception.

  • Kevin M. | October 1, 2008 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”292775″]The Rays uniforms look a lot better to me now then they did when they were first introduced before the season. Suddenly, instead of being boring, they are classic and traditional. The wordmark on their chest now looks no-nonsense and confident. The blue color appears strong. Their old unis (which I liked) now look kinda “Mickey Mouse” and remind me more of their horrible original duds. And the futility of the teams that wore them. Winning has changed my perception.[/quote]

    I gotta agree and disagree. The Rays last set (dark green and white) where some of the best uni’s in baseball but because they sucked so bad they got no attention. The current jerseys and makeover has grown on me through out the season. I am pissed because this is the first year since 98 that I have not made at least one of their games. I was at my parents house in St.Pete at the start of June but the Rays had just left for a road trip.

  • Tony Miller | October 1, 2008 at 3:48 pm |

    Brewers P Yovani Gallardo is wearing some sort of cross necklace, but it’s twisted so that the cross is on his right collarbone right on the neckline. You can see it before the 0-1 pitch to Chase Utley in the 3rd, if anyone wants it on their DVR.

  • Husul | October 1, 2008 at 3:55 pm |

    this pic/headline has never failed to to crack me up…

    http://www.theonion....

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”292688″][quote comment=”292679″]How many future MLB players are featured on that Yankees Ad as little kids?

    I see at least 3. Todd Stottlemyre, Sandy Jr. and Roberto Alomar.

    Pretty cool.[/quote]

    Mel Stottlemyre Jr. was also in the Majors for a short period of time. I believe it was only one season, but it could’ve been slightly longer.[/quote]

    Mel, Jr. http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”292687″]Those Redskins throwbacks they wore in ’94 are amazing! I absolutely love those jerseys.[/quote]

    Me too. Slap a stripe on the pants, a spear on the helmet and they are good to go!

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”292675″]That Janikowski record reminds me of one of my favorite expressions: never mistake activity for accomplishment.[/quote]

    And acclaiming the attempted field goal pales it terms of ridiculousness to whatelse this organization (AD) has become. Commitment to absurdity.

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 4:22 pm |

    This looks pretty cool: http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • El Rey | October 1, 2008 at 4:22 pm |

    I live near Albuquerque, NM. Home of the Isotopes. The ‘Topes color scheme is pretty unique. AAA teams aren’t usually forced to change colors, are they?

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”292771″][quote comment=”292768″]Paul — you gotta like this picture from today’s NYT….
    http://www.nytimes.c...

    Marlow & Sons (the restaurant operation mentioned in the caption) is the company whose butcher, Tom Mylan, taught that hog-butchery course I took earlier this year.[/quote]

    You can get this diagram as a placemat at the Texas Cattle Co. in St. Pete. Also, a free steak on your birthday!

  • Randy Miller | October 1, 2008 at 4:28 pm |

    This was noted a couple of years ago, but some newer readers might not know — the Otto Graham jersey changed from 60 to 14 when the Browns left the All-American Conference for the NFL. The AAFC had adopted standardized numbers — QBs were in the 60s, RBs in the 70s, among others.

    Besides, I needed a reason to gloat about scoring a ticket to tomorrow afternoon’s game in St. Pete. Woot!

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”292783″]I live near Albuquerque, NM. Home of the Isotopes. The ‘Topes color scheme is pretty unique. AAA teams aren’t usually forced to change colors, are they?[/quote]

    Certainly not. They might want to if the colors are directly descendent from the parent club. Doesn’t really look like that here. They (Dodgers) never worried about the colors in the past: http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”292785″]This was noted a couple of years ago, but some newer readers might not know — the Otto Graham jersey changed from 60 to 14 when the Browns left the All-American Conference for the NFL. The AAFC had adopted standardized numbers — QBs were in the 60s, RBs in the 70s, among others.

    Besides, I needed a reason to gloat about scoring a ticket to tomorrow afternoon’s game in St. Pete. Woot![/quote]

    Go to the Trop via US19 and pick up one of those cool cattle diagrams!

  • =bg= | October 1, 2008 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”292738″][quote comment=”292734″][quote comment=\”292718\”][quote comment=\”292716\”]as I always add when the throwback discussion comes up … this (http://bengalsjungle...) must be the Bengals\’ new uniform, ASAP[/quote]

    that bengals pic almost looks like kenny anderson isn\’t even wearing pads[/quote]

    No thanks, that uni was too boring for words. The \”Bengals\” on the helmet was totally uninspiring.

    I much prefer the original \”yipes, stripes\” uni set that the Bengals went to their two Super Bowls with. Original, but not tacky like the current set.

    http://www.sportsecy...

    For my money, that’s one of the most underrated football uniforms of all time. The previous Bengals uniforms were among the tops in the NFL.[/quote]

    went to every bengal home game from 72 thru 77- this is the look they need. classy and restrained. not like those halloween outfits.

    http://www.prosports...

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”292776″][quote comment=”292775″]The Rays uniforms look a lot better to me now then they did when they were first introduced before the season. Suddenly, instead of being boring, they are classic and traditional. The wordmark on their chest now looks no-nonsense and confident. The blue color appears strong. Their old unis (which I liked) now look kinda “Mickey Mouse” and remind me more of their horrible original duds. And the futility of the teams that wore them. Winning has changed my perception.[/quote]

    …this is the first year since 98 that I have not made at least one of their games.[/quote]

    The Tampa Bay Rays respectfully request you stay away for another 10 years or so ;-)

  • =bg= | October 1, 2008 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”292766″]”Steiner, come git your whuppin’!”

    Evander Holyfield | old “This is SportsCenter” commercial[/quote]

    watch this: classic.
    http://www.youtube.c...

    http://www.youtube.c...

  • joe | October 1, 2008 at 4:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”292783″]I live near Albuquerque, NM. Home of the Isotopes. The ‘Topes color scheme is pretty unique. AAA teams aren’t usually forced to change colors, are they?[/quote]
    yeah red and black, pretty unique

  • noelamezquita | October 1, 2008 at 4:47 pm |

    new look at nhl.com

  • Kevin M. | October 1, 2008 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”292789″][quote comment=”292776″][quote comment=”292775″]The Rays uniforms look a lot better to me now then they did when they were first introduced before the season. Suddenly, instead of being boring, they are classic and traditional. The wordmark on their chest now looks no-nonsense and confident. The blue color appears strong. Their old unis (which I liked) now look kinda “Mickey Mouse” and remind me more of their horrible original duds. And the futility of the teams that wore them. Winning has changed my perception.[/quote]

    …this is the first year since 98 that I have not made at least one of their games.[/quote]

    The Tampa Bay Rays respectfully request you stay away for another 10 years or so ;-)[/quote]

    haha I don’t know if that is possible. My parents will be ther tomorrow in section 112 cheering. I am going to try to make it home from work early to watch it.

  • MV | October 1, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    Word is Dwight Howard has signed a deal with DC Comics and will wear a Superman logo on the back of his signature adidas. I don’t believe the cape will make an appearance again, however…

  • El Rey | October 1, 2008 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”292791″][quote comment=”292783″]I live near Albuquerque, NM. Home of the Isotopes. The ‘Topes color scheme is pretty unique. AAA teams aren’t usually forced to change colors, are they?[/quote]
    yeah red and black, pretty unique[/quote]

    Ok, I meant that a blue, white, and red Isotope would look weird. Not that red, black, and yellow are the color of isotopes. I still can’t beleive Homer Simpson isn’t our mascot.

  • EHov | October 1, 2008 at 5:00 pm |

    I know there was some questions about Oregon’s football uniforms being reflective a couple of weeks ago since nobody could provide detailed photos. Here are some shots from the Washington State game that prove it:

    http://www.nmnathlet...

    http://www.nmnathlet...

  • chance | October 1, 2008 at 5:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”292745″][quote comment=”292731″]Were those NY Titans throwbacks from Sunday really accurate? Something about them didn’t seem right. The blue was a very dark midnight blue, like the Yankees’ blue, whereas I imagined the Titans in a more medium blue. I remember Ricko saying something about the way Titans unis get misrepresented – if he’s reading this post could he address the question?[/quote]

    More often than not, it’s the modern fabrics used in making the throwbacks that screw up the colors. What may have been a certain hue of blue looks different on wool than it does on polyester or whatever they presently use. I recall Paul or someone posting something along these lines. He showed an original Charger powder blue with a modern-throwback and the different coloration was noticible.[/quote]

    Could be, but everything I’ve seen from the Titans indicates that the original team color was a pretty dark blue.

  • JTH | October 1, 2008 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”292797″][quote comment=”292745″][quote comment=”292731″]Were those NY Titans throwbacks from Sunday really accurate? Something about them didn’t seem right. The blue was a very dark midnight blue, like the Yankees’ blue, whereas I imagined the Titans in a more medium blue. I remember Ricko saying something about the way Titans unis get misrepresented – if he’s reading this post could he address the question?[/quote]

    More often than not, it’s the modern fabrics used in making the throwbacks that screw up the colors. What may have been a certain hue of blue looks different on wool than it does on polyester or whatever they presently use. I recall Paul or someone posting something along these lines. He showed an original Charger powder blue with a modern-throwback and the different coloration was noticible.[/quote]

    Could be, but everything I’ve seen from the Titans indicates that the original team color was a pretty dark blue.[/quote]
    Wow. Sid Luckman looks like he’s wearing baseball pants on the cover of that catalog:
    http://www.americanm...

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”292774″]Phils wearing the creamy-white vintage look today[/quote]

    why yes i am…how did you know?

    /tomorrow i’ll wear my thursday-work alt

  • Ricko | October 1, 2008 at 5:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”292745″][quote comment=”292731″]Were those NY Titans throwbacks from Sunday really accurate? Something about them didn’t seem right. The blue was a very dark midnight blue, like the Yankees’ blue, whereas I imagined the Titans in a more medium blue. I remember Ricko saying something about the way Titans unis get misrepresented – if he’s reading this post could he address the question?[/quote]

    More often than not, it’s the modern fabrics used in making the throwbacks that screw up the colors. What may have been a certain hue of blue looks different on wool than it does on polyester or whatever they presently use. I recall Paul or someone posting something along these lines. He showed an original Charger powder blue with a modern-throwback and the different coloration was noticible.[/quote]

    Original Titans (1960): Navy and Old Gold. No white on unis except facemasks, sweatsocks and shoe laces. No stripes on jerseys or socks, just two navy stripes on pants

    1961 and 1962: Current throwbacks almost precisely accurate EXCEPT the Old Gold from 1960 with lightened markedly, more toward the Steeler gold of today.

    Search ebay for “Al Dorow Fleer” (and then most all other Titans cards from that year) and you’ll find a football card showing the gold as far, far lighter and brighter than what the Titans wore Sunday.

    The Jets really did a great job on these throwbacks, unfortunately, though, when it came to getting one of the colors right, it was a swing-and-a-miss.

    —Ricko

  • u2-horn | October 1, 2008 at 5:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”292750″][quote comment=”292748″][quote comment=”292744″][quote comment=”292741″]Blackout was in effect at the Cell last night for the 1-game playoff. I was told it didn’t look that great on TV, but in person it was definitely a cool sight to see.[/quote]
    Nah, we were bantering about it a bit here last night. It actually looked pretty decent on TV. Or maybe our expectations were so low that it just came off better than we were expecting.[/quote]

    I missed the discussion last night, but here’s what it looked like in my living room: a bunch of white people wearing black while watching a baseball game.[/quote]
    So… they should have shown up in blackface?[/quote]

    http://i33.photobuck...

  • Ricko | October 1, 2008 at 5:42 pm |

    Here you go…(defintely yellow-gold, not old gold)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Mike D | October 1, 2008 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”292795″][quote comment=”292791″][quote comment=”292783″]I live near Albuquerque, NM. Home of the Isotopes. The ‘Topes color scheme is pretty unique. AAA teams aren’t usually forced to change colors, are they?[/quote]
    yeah red and black, pretty unique[/quote]

    Ok, I meant that a blue, white, and red Isotope would look weird. Not that red, black, and yellow are the color of isotopes. I still can’t beleive Homer Simpson isn’t our mascot.[/quote]

    Homer would never support the Albuquerque Isotopes. He fought tooth and nail to keep them in Springfield.

    I like their logo though.

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 5:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”292800″][quote comment=”292745″][quote comment=”292731″]Were those NY Titans throwbacks from Sunday really accurate? Something about them didn’t seem right. The blue was a very dark midnight blue, like the Yankees’ blue, whereas I imagined the Titans in a more medium blue. I remember Ricko saying something about the way Titans unis get misrepresented – if he’s reading this post could he address the question?[/quote]

    More often than not, it’s the modern fabrics used in making the throwbacks that screw up the colors. What may have been a certain hue of blue looks different on wool than it does on polyester or whatever they presently use. I recall Paul or someone posting something along these lines. He showed an original Charger powder blue with a modern-throwback and the different coloration was noticible.[/quote]

    Original Titans (1960): Navy and Old Gold. No white on unis except facemasks, sweatsocks and shoe laces. No stripes on jerseys or socks, just two navy stripes on pants

    1961 and 1962: Current throwbacks almost precisely accurate EXCEPT the Old Gold from 1960 with lightened markedly, more toward the Steeler gold of today.

    Search ebay for “Al Dorow Fleer” (and then most all other Titans cards from that year) and you’ll find a football card showing the gold as far, far lighter and brighter than what the Titans wore Sunday.

    The Jets really did a great job on these throwbacks, unfortunately, though, when it came to getting one of the colors right, it was a swing-and-a-miss.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    so…like this then?

  • Max | October 1, 2008 at 6:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”292719″][quote comment=”292718″][quote comment=”292716″]as I always add when the throwback discussion comes up … this (http://bengalsjungle...) must be the Bengals’ new uniform, ASAP[/quote]

    that bengals pic almost looks like kenny anderson isn’t even wearing pads[/quote]
    Anderson deserves to be in the HOF … but that is beside the point, that is a nice, clean, simple uniform … how did we end up with such a uniform monstrosity in Cincinnati?[/quote]

    Two words…..Mike Brown

  • The Hemogoblin | October 1, 2008 at 6:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”292796″]I know there was some questions about Oregon’s football uniforms being reflective a couple of weeks ago since nobody could provide detailed photos. Here are some shots from the Washington State game that prove it:

    http://www.nmnathlet...

    http://www.nmnathlet...

    Anyone know why there’s a sledgehammer involved?

  • tom farley | October 1, 2008 at 6:13 pm |

    “Steiner, come git your whuppin’!”
    “He said you were the 50th-best boxer.”
    “Of all time?”
    “In Georgia.”

    Steiner was a riot in those ads.

  • Max | October 1, 2008 at 6:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”292755″][quote comment=”292752″][quote comment=”292750″][quote comment=”292748″][quote comment=”292744″][quote comment=”292741″]Blackout was in effect at the Cell last night for the 1-game playoff. I was told it didn’t look that great on TV, but in person it was definitely a cool sight to see.[/quote]
    Nah, we were bantering about it a bit here last night. It actually looked pretty decent on TV. Or maybe our expectations were so low that it just came off better than we were expecting.[/quote]

    I missed the discussion last night, but here’s what it looked like in my living room: a bunch of white people wearing black while watching a baseball game.[/quote]
    So… they should have shown up in blackface?[/quote]

    That would have been a pretty effective blackout. When you think about it, though, it probably made the ball much easier to see for both teams — hitting and fielding.[/quote]
    Paul Konerko actually said something to that effect (sort of) on Sunday:
    “It’s a better idea than white because that would make it tough to see the ball,” said a smiling White Sox team captain Paul Konerko, who has witnessed the whiteout in person at Phoenix Coyotes game. “It will be cool.”
    http://chicago.white...
    Maybe next time they do this (and you know they’re going to do it again) they’ll hand out black ski masks instead of towels.[/quote]

    Why would the need to hand out black ski masks on the South Side of Chicago?

  • Paul | October 1, 2008 at 6:17 pm |

    I’m sure someone else already posted this but I have to say it. These are some sweet jerseys. http://scores.espn.g...

    I hope they wear em throughout the series at home.

  • Ben | October 1, 2008 at 6:21 pm |

    The Niners, Bills, Patriots and Vikings should switch to the uniforms in the throwback slideshow IMMEDIATELY!

  • Max | October 1, 2008 at 6:30 pm |

    “If you didn’t know the Baseball Channel is debuting on Jan. 1, 2009….”

    Great…just great….

    Does that mean that we can have:

    Yankees @ Red Sox games
    Red Sox @ Yankees games
    Yankees @ anybody else games with Red Sox highlights
    and
    Red Sox @ anybody else games with Yankee highlights

    24/7 now?????

    My life is complete. Hurray!

    No…wait a minute….

    It will be like watching ESPN now.

  • Giancarlo | October 1, 2008 at 7:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”292804″]
    so…like this then?[/quote]

    Compare that blue jersey to this one:
    http://static.nfl.co...

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 7:45 pm |

    Is Soriano gonna have to drop ANOTHER one before he quits the bush league hop crap?

  • LouUmp | October 1, 2008 at 8:02 pm |

    In both the Dubrow and Maynard pics, it looks like a typical Titan crowd has shown up….

  • tom farley | October 1, 2008 at 8:04 pm |

    I scanned a couple of my pics from my trip to Canton in ’98:

    A gold College All-Star Game uniform:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    George Musso’s sideline jacket:
    http://www.flickr.co...

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 8:18 pm |

    so loney at wrigley all of a sudden

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 8:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”292815″]I scanned a couple of my pics from my trip to Canton in ’98:

    George Musso’s sideline jacket:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Very odd a Bears item commemorating a NY World’s fair

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 8:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”292817″][quote comment=”292815″]I scanned a couple of my pics from my trip to Canton in ’98:

    George Musso’s sideline jacket:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Very odd a Bears item commemorating a NY World’s fair[/quote]

    o rly?

    the mets wore this as a patch for 1964-65

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 8:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”292818″][quote comment=”292817″][quote comment=”292815″]I scanned a couple of my pics from my trip to Canton in ’98:

    George Musso’s sideline jacket:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Very odd a Bears item commemorating a NY World’s fair[/quote]

    o rly?

    the mets wore this as a patch for 1964-65[/quote]

    nevermind…i don’t fucking read…yes..odd that a chicago team would celebrate a NY world’s fair

    /very distracted/upset today…carry on

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 8:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”292818″][quote comment=”292817″][quote comment=”292815″]I scanned a couple of my pics from my trip to Canton in ’98:

    George Musso’s sideline jacket:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Very odd a Bears item commemorating a NY World’s fair[/quote]

    o rly?

    the mets wore this as a patch for 1964-65[/quote]

    C’mon Phil, that was across the freakin’ street! What the hell did CHI care about what was going on in NY?

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 8:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”292820″][quote comment=”292818″][quote comment=”292817″][quote comment=”292815″]I scanned a couple of my pics from my trip to Canton in ’98:

    George Musso’s sideline jacket:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Very odd a Bears item commemorating a NY World’s fair[/quote]

    o rly?

    the mets wore this as a patch for 1964-65[/quote]

    C’mon Phil, that was across the freakin’ street! What the hell did CHI care about what was going on in NY?[/quote]

    Oops, a little quick (or slow) with the reply :-)

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 8:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”292820″]C’mon Phil, that was across the freakin’ street! What the hell did CHI care about what was going on in NY?[/quote]

    i know larry…i am too upset to didn’t read your post properly

    my bad…sorry :(

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 8:56 pm |

    I wonder if that moron would take about $500 out of his pocket and throw it on to the field. With video back-up, I’m selling a Manny PS HR ball.

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 8:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”292823″]I wonder if that moron would take about $500 out of his pocket and throw it on to the field. With video back-up, I’m selling a Manny PS HR ball.[/quote]

    don’t all those bleacher bums have a “spare” ball they use to chuck back on the field? i thought they ‘kept’ the real ones and had a spare to dump…i know i’ve heard stories about that…perhaps bryan can confirm

  • stan | October 1, 2008 at 9:01 pm |

    I like the BOLD in the tracker. Keep it!

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 9:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”292824″][quote comment=”292823″]I wonder if that moron would take about $500 out of his pocket and throw it on to the field. With video back-up, I’m selling a Manny PS HR ball.[/quote]

    don’t all those bleacher bums have a “spare” ball they use to chuck back on the field? i thought they ‘kept’ the real ones and had a spare to dump…i know i’ve heard stories about that…perhaps bryan can confirm[/quote]

    read the comments on this lame blog…check out what to bring “optional”

    [quote]An extra baseball: if sitting in the bleachers in Wrigley Field, it’s tradition to throw the opposing team’s homerun ball back. If you happen to catch such a ball, keep the real ball and throw your fake ball back.[/quote]

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 9:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”292824″][quote comment=”292823″]I wonder if that moron would take about $500 out of his pocket and throw it on to the field. With video back-up, I’m selling a Manny PS HR ball.[/quote]

    don’t all those bleacher bums have a “spare” ball they use to chuck back on the field? i thought they ‘kept’ the real ones and had a spare to dump…i know i’ve heard stories about that…perhaps bryan can confirm[/quote]

    But if one wanted to sell, wouldn’t that severely hurt any authenticity issues?

    I was working at the Trop this past April, Thome hit #512. Apparently, Thome wants all his HR balls to auction off for his charity. As soon as it went out, the Sox PR guy comes running up to the Rays staff and said “We need to get that ball!” Just as soon as they started the process, the ball comes flying out of the stands. Some moron passed up the chance to probably get some cool stuff in exchange just to participate in one of the most idiotic “traditions” in the game.

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 9:10 pm |

    [quote]But if one wanted to sell, wouldn’t that severely hurt any authenticity issues?[/quote]

    i donno…do they use any kind of special balls for the playoffs? i mean…isn’t it better to throw back a fake ball than risk getting the shit kicked out of you by angry cub fans?

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 9:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”292828″][quote]But if one wanted to sell, wouldn’t that severely hurt any authenticity issues?[/quote]

    i donno…do they use any kind of special balls for the playoffs? i mean…isn’t it better to throw back a fake ball than risk getting the shit kicked out of you by angry cub fans?[/quote]

    Not sure if it extends non-WS games. For that matter, I don’t know if it is done for the Series. I do get your point about the angry cub fans, but F-’em. I don’t want to hear from the MW’ers how NY & Philly fans are animals if they’ll do that.

    Too bad they don’t have the same policy about not wanting opponents foul balls, they might have made 2003 Series.

    There is my baseball fantasy…catch a HR from a non-Cub and stick it in my pocket.

  • Walaitis | October 1, 2008 at 9:21 pm |

    So, taking attention off the field for a while, why did they paint the Wrigley dugout tops blue? I see the other BS post season advertising (tarp covers as well as covering the foul-territory outfield wall) … but are the going to repaint ALL the post season parks’ dugouts blue?

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 9:23 pm |

    [quote]There is my baseball fantasy…catch a HR from a non-Cub and stick it in my pocket.[/quote]

    i did that

    it was in the picnic seats at shea..does that count? :)

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 9:27 pm |

    so…is giovanni soto your nl ROY?

  • lwiedy | October 1, 2008 at 9:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”292831″][quote]There is my baseball fantasy…catch a HR from a non-Cub and stick it in my pocket.[/quote]

    i did that

    it was in the picnic seats at shea..does that count? :)[/quote]

    Good one. But let me ask seriously, with all the talk lately of “seat markers” has anyone defaced Bartman’s seat?

    As for the advertising, good catch. I guess with this being an “MLB event” they may dictate some protocol on that. I did notice the banner announcing the launch of the MLB Channel.

    Do Wrigley fans explode every time a ball gets hit in the air? Ok, Edmond’s ball was hit well, but earlier the crowd went nuts for a pop out to short!!!

  • Walaitis | October 1, 2008 at 9:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”292832″]so…is giovanni soto your nl ROY?[/quote]

    I don’t see any better options, but if he can come hit a 5-run homer in the 9th, I’ll start paying off the sportswriters.

  • Walaitis | October 1, 2008 at 9:34 pm |

    … or a 6 run homer …

  • Walaitis | October 1, 2008 at 9:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”292833″][quote comment=”292831″][quote]There is my baseball fantasy…catch a HR from a non-Cub and stick it in my pocket.[/quote]

    i did that

    it was in the picnic seats at shea..does that count? :)[/quote]

    Good one. But let me ask seriously, with all the talk lately of “seat markers” has anyone defaced Bartman’s seat?

    As for the advertising, good catch. I guess with this being an “MLB event” they may dictate some protocol on that. I did notice the banner announcing the launch of the MLB Channel.

    Do Wrigley fans explode every time a ball gets hit in the air? Ok, Edmond’s ball was hit well, but earlier the crowd went nuts for a pop out to short!!![/quote]

    (must my anti-spam word keep being “gone”???? This hurts enough as it is)

    I didn’t care for them adding the car company’s logo to the top of the dugouts a couple years ago, but at least they stayed green. Then again, growing up they were white, so I guess the green isn’t THAT traditional. Just talking now to get mind off the game. Just one game, right?

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 9:39 pm |

    [quote]Do Wrigley fans explode every time a ball gets hit in the air?[/quote]

    they don’t have much else to cheer for

  • Walaitis | October 1, 2008 at 9:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”292837″][quote]Do Wrigley fans explode every time a ball gets hit in the air?[/quote]

    they don’t have much else to cheer for[/quote]

    Could someone hurry up and pass Phil the salt? My wounds are starting to close up.

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 9:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”292838″][quote comment=”292837″][quote]Do Wrigley fans explode every time a ball gets hit in the air?[/quote]

    they don’t have much else to cheer for[/quote]

    Could someone hurry up and pass Phil the salt? My wounds are starting to close up.[/quote]

    at least you have a team in the playoffs that’s going three and out

  • Walaitis | October 1, 2008 at 9:48 pm |

    So, uh, Maddux … filling out that uniform a little more than he has in years past, eh? (not that I would mind being that skinny when I hit 42)

  • Stuby | October 1, 2008 at 9:54 pm |

    When did baseball pants start looking like jodhpurs? Baggy is one thing but now they all seem to sort of bow out in the thigh. Weird-lookin’.

  • Justin in AR | October 1, 2008 at 10:07 pm |

    Well, damn. Way to go, Cubs. Way to stick with tradition…

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2008 at 10:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”292842″]Well, damn. Way to go, Cubs. Way to stick with tradition…[/quote]

    anyone know what the cubs record is in the post season when they drop the first game?

  • Justin in AR | October 1, 2008 at 10:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”292843″][quote comment=”292842″]Well, damn. Way to go, Cubs. Way to stick with tradition…[/quote]

    anyone know what the cubs record is in the post season when they drop the first game?[/quote]

    I’m not sure. I’m researching that now.
    Here’s a good start.
    http://en.wikipedia....

    And you know that we can trust wikipedia… ;)

  • JTH | October 1, 2008 at 10:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”292833″]
    Do Wrigley fans explode every time a ball gets hit in the air? Ok, Edmond’s ball was hit well, but earlier the crowd went nuts for a pop out to short!!![/quote]
    Honestly? Yeah, pretty much so. It’s been that way as long as I can remember (back to the late ’70s). Maybe not popouts, but even medium-depth flies will elicit hopeful cheers.

  • =bg= | October 1, 2008 at 10:42 pm |

    anyone seen Bartman?

  • =bg= | October 1, 2008 at 10:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”292719″][quote comment=”292718″][quote comment=”292716″]as I always add when the throwback discussion comes up … this (http://bengalsjungle...) must be the Bengals’ new uniform, ASAP[/quote]

    that bengals pic almost looks like kenny anderson isn’t even wearing pads[/quote]
    Anderson deserves to be in the HOF … but that is beside the point, that is a nice, clean, simple uniform … how did we end up with such a uniform monstrosity in Cincinnati?[/quote]

    Interesting poster here.

    http://img.photobuck...

    This is one of those terrific NFL posters from the early 70s. I had this one, sort of. THIS one, for some reason, has the 60’s-70’s original unis..but the 80’s-present pumpkin helmets. Oops.

  • David Murphy | October 1, 2008 at 10:49 pm |

    Back in the 60’s Jan Stenerud attempted a 113 yard field goal while at Montana State…check out this link… http://brunvoll.nu/s...

  • Stuby | October 1, 2008 at 10:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”292847″][quote comment=”292719″][quote comment=”292718″][quote comment=”292716″]as I always add when the throwback discussion comes up … this (http://bengalsjungle...) must be the Bengals’ new uniform, ASAP[/quote]

    that bengals pic almost looks like kenny anderson isn’t even wearing pads[/quote]
    Anderson deserves to be in the HOF … but that is beside the point, that is a nice, clean, simple uniform … how did we end up with such a uniform monstrosity in Cincinnati?[/quote]

    Interesting poster here.

    http://img.photobuck...

    This is one of those terrific NFL posters from the early 70s. I had this one, sort of. THIS one, for some reason, has the 60’s-70’s original unis..but the 80’s-present pumpkin helmets. Oops.[/quote]
    That looks like the prototype helmet from an earlier comment and not their current version. I wonder how close they were to going with the tiger stripes in the early 70s.

  • Stuby | October 1, 2008 at 10:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”292848″]Back in the 60’s Jan Stenerud attempted a 113 yard field goal while at Montana State…check out this link… http://brunvoll.nu/s...
    WTF, do they use the CFL field dimensions in Montana?

  • Justin in AR | October 1, 2008 at 11:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”292843″][quote comment=”292842″]Well, damn. Way to go, Cubs. Way to stick with tradition…[/quote]

    anyone know what the cubs record is in the post season when they drop the first game?[/quote]

  • Justin in AR | October 1, 2008 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”292851″][quote comment=”292843″][quote comment=”292842″]Well, damn. Way to go, Cubs. Way to stick with tradition…[/quote]

    anyone know what the cubs record is in the post season when they drop the first game?[/quote][/quote]

    Crap. Sorry about #175. Anyway, the record for first games of playoff appearances in the post-season for the Cubs before the division series is 3-6-1. 1984, they won the first game of the NLCS and went on to lose. 1989, the lost the first game of the NLCS and lost the series. 1998, they lost the first game of the NLDS and lost the series. 2003, the Bartman year, they won the first game of the NLDS and won that series, but lost the first game of the NLCS and lost the series to the Marlins. In 2007, they lost the first game of the NLDS and lost the series.

    That’s what I know with little research involved.

  • besty | October 1, 2008 at 11:17 pm |

    check baseball-reference.com for the answer to cubs after losing game 1. i’ll go there to find out also but it is a great site for any question like that.

  • Chuck | October 1, 2008 at 11:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”292696″]I have a persisting throwback fantasy: uniforms from the 1930s and 40s, hightop shoes (all black, of course), and [oh, the shock!] LEATHER helmets.[/quote]

    I would like to see the Cleveland Browns with the white helmets and brown jersey combo.

  • Ramsay Pants | October 2, 2008 at 12:06 am |

    [quote comment=”292806″][quote comment=”292796″]I know there was some questions about Oregon’s football uniforms being reflective a couple of weeks ago since nobody could provide detailed photos. Here are some shots from the Washington State game that prove it:

    http://www.nmnathlet...

    http://www.nmnathlet...

    Anyone know why there’s a sledgehammer involved?[/quote]

    The hammer is supposed to inspire the team to “drop the hammer” in the second half. Bellotti has been using it for years in the locker room as a halftime motivational tool. Last year at Michigan, Jerimiah Johnson snuck the hammer out of the locker room and slammed it on the field. Ever since then someone has brought out the green and yellow hammer. Last week Walter Thurmond III was chosen to bring it out. I don’t know id they do this at home, But I they do for every road game now.

  • Ramsay Pants | October 2, 2008 at 12:11 am |

    I found this
    http://rgweb.registe...

    and this quote is from the Oregonian giving more information on the sledgehammer.

    “On the cover of the Boise State media guide is a player hoisting a sledgehammer — a tradition that began when Petersen took over in ’06, where a ceremonial sledgehammer is awarded to the player who makes the biggest hit on special teams.

    That, of course, is another page borrowed from Oregon (3-0, 1-0 Pacific-10 Conference). Bellotti still crushes various inanimate objects with a green and yellow sledgehammer during halftime to get his team fired up. And it still works: The Ducks have outscored opponents 42-0 in the third quarter this season. “

  • Aaron Scholder | October 2, 2008 at 12:18 am |

    Don’t know if this has ben posted yet but you get a look at this year’s NHL All-Star jerseys in this pic (on the left):
    http://4.bp.blogspot...

  • Mike | October 2, 2008 at 3:50 am |

    This probably as already been posted. But you can have fun making your own nba jerseys. It even lets you make the jersey just one big Adidas logo. About time for that.
    http://www.easports....

  • Nick | October 2, 2008 at 4:08 am |

    [quote comment=”292849″][quote comment=”292847″][quote comment=”292719″][quote comment=”292718″][quote comment=”292716″]as I always add when the throwback discussion comes up … this (http://bengalsjungle...) must be the Bengals’ new uniform, ASAP[/quote]

    that bengals pic almost looks like kenny anderson isn’t even wearing pads[/quote]
    Anderson deserves to be in the HOF … but that is beside the point, that is a nice, clean, simple uniform … how did we end up with such a uniform monstrosity in Cincinnati?[/quote]

    Interesting poster here.

    http://img.photobuck...

    This is one of those terrific NFL posters from the early 70s. I had this one, sort of. THIS one, for some reason, has the 60’s-70’s original unis..but the 80’s-present pumpkin helmets. Oops.[/quote]
    That looks like the prototype helmet from an earlier comment and not their current version. I wonder how close they were to going with the tiger stripes in the early 70s.[/quote]

    ORIGINAL BENGALS UNIFORMS ?????

    I once saw a 1968-1969 NFL pamphlet with the BENGALS wearing Orange jerseys (!!!) with black numbers and white numeral trim, with their original helmets and pants. QB John Stofa was modelling the never-worn orange jersey and uniform.

    Anyone know the backstory on that …. ?
    numeral trim.

  • Husul | October 2, 2008 at 4:37 am |

    Smith College Class 1902 basketball team.

    ????????

    http://upload.wikime...

  • DenverGregg | October 2, 2008 at 8:11 am |

    [quote comment=”292815″]I scanned a couple of my pics from my trip to Canton in ’98:

    A gold College All-Star Game uniform:
    http://www.flickr.co...
    [/quote]
    That college all star jersey is outstanding! If I get a few extra bucks in my pocket this weekend, I may have to hire that guy who advertises here to make me one.

  • warren thompson | October 2, 2008 at 8:57 am |

    [quote comment=”292854″][quote comment=”292696″]I have a persisting throwback fantasy: uniforms from the 1930s and 40s, hightop shoes (all black, of course), and [oh, the shock!] LEATHER helmets.[/quote]

    I would like to see the Cleveland Browns with the white helmets and brown jersey combo.[/quote]

    The Browns wore white leather helmets and brown jerseys for their first-ever game v. the Miami Seahawks.

  • BaseballinDC | October 2, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    I don’t like the old NFL throwbacks the way I do the MLB ones. I’d love to see the Cards playing in their old “Gashouse Gang” style uniforms for example.

    On the other hand, the NFL throwbacks look cheap. I thought Baltimore was playing the Western Michigan Broncos rather than the Steelers Monday night.

    Also, it looks REALLY weird when just one team wears it.

  • Laura | October 2, 2008 at 4:45 pm |

    I never thought I’d actually see Matt’s name listed on Uni Watch… Alas, one uniform manager had to make it on from the band! Way to go Matt.

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