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Manny And Joe: Posse

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Hi hat? Hells yes. East Coast swagga? Hells yes. Wait, is Manny wearing a rosary on his wrist? Can anybody more in tune with Catholicism help us out?

Switching gears entirely, I knew Colorado’s new uniforms were light, and they had that strange bumpy stuff on the shoulders and all. I had no idea they helped cancel the laws of physics. — Bryan

 

111 comments to Manny And Joe: Posse

  • tommy forrester | October 5, 2008 at 7:55 am |

    the more i look at those colorado unis, the cooler they get.

  • Johnny O | October 5, 2008 at 8:37 am |

    I really like the Brewers “mound art”. And this is a really cool angle (from yesterday):
    http://assets.espn.g...

  • scott | October 5, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    [quote comment=”293357″]I really like the Brewers “mound art”. And this is a really cool angle (from yesterday):
    http://assets.espn.g...

    Hmm, I guess I’m one who finds “mound art” sort of distracting (though that is a cool aerial photo). I guess it wasn’t enough for the Brewers to only have ads behind home plate.

  • Stuby | October 5, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    Look past the garishness of the Cal Bear’s leg swishes/suspenders-hangin’-down look and check out the helmet logo on the neck thingie of the ASU player.

    I can’t recall seeing a player wear a helmet sticker on any other part of their uniform/equipment before, especially a sticker that large.

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

  • Steve | October 5, 2008 at 9:14 am |

    Well, the rosary is becoming a little controversial lately. See this: http://www.koat.com/... (or any of the other dozen or so articles highlighting this new symbol.

    Allegedly, gangs are using these as identifiers. Watch for them in the New York Mets clubhouse since Jerry Manuel and, now, Johan Santana, are “gangsta”.

  • JTH | October 5, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    Speaking of mount art, how often did the Shea mound have the interlocking NY this season? I noticed it in the second game of the Mets-Cubs series a couple weeks ago, but not in games 1 and 3. I didn’t watch game 4.

    Perhaps this has been discussed in detail here already. If so, I completely missed it.

  • Stuby | October 5, 2008 at 9:34 am |

    I don’t mind the mound art at all. Let the groundskeepers get some glory. Its more subtle than a huge logo mown into the outfield grass, at least.

  • The Ol Goaler | October 5, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”293360″]Well, the rosary is becoming a little controversial lately. See this: http://www.koat.com/... (or any of the other dozen or so articles highlighting this new symbol.

    Allegedly, gangs are using these as identifiers. Watch for them in the New York Mets clubhouse since Jerry Manuel and, now, Johan Santana, are “gangsta”.[/quote]
    It’s a little hard to see on Manny, but Catholics who “wear” real rosaries usually slip them over their head, instead of carrying their rosary in a pocket or purse.

    Reminds me of the story of a batter crossing himself before stepping into the batter’s box… at which point, the pitcher called time and crossed himself… and then said, “Now we’re even with God; let’s see who’s the better man!

  • Johnny O | October 5, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”293358″][quote comment=”293357″]I really like the Brewers “mound art”. And this is a really cool angle (from yesterday):
    http://assets.espn.g...

    Hmm, I guess I’m one who finds “mound art” sort of distracting (though that is a cool aerial photo). I guess it wasn’t enough for the Brewers to only have ads behind home plate.[/quote]

    Do you just mean the ads on the back wall of the home plate in Miller Park? Otherwise when did you ads behind home plate?

    I really don’t mind any mound art as long as it isn’t advertising. It is just the team’s logo… what’s so bad about that?

  • dwight | October 5, 2008 at 10:19 am |

    Quick question I’m SURE will be answered today – has Auburn worn white socks/shoes all year, or was yesterday the 1st time? Looked odd after they’ve been black socks/shoes last few years. And Tulsa still looks like shit.

  • Joe D | October 5, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    It’s tough to see if it’s a rosary or not. It kinda looks to raggedy to be one though.

    My understanding is the Catholic Church frowns on wearing the rosary as jewelry. It is intended to pray with, not to decorate and glorify yourself.

    Anywho, off to church!

  • Frank | October 5, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    I guess I’m the only one that never noticed Joe Torre’s high hat until it was pointed out on Uni Watch. Now that I know about it, I still never notice it until Uni Watch keeps reminding me.
    As the Brewers get more and more national air time, I think they must collectively have the baggiest unis in the majors. I’m not exactly sure where the line is between uniforms and pajamas, but the Brew Crew definitely crossed it.

  • Stuby | October 5, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    I think Manny’s bracelet is made of chicken bones inscribed with WWMBMD? “What Would Manny Being Manny Do?”

  • LI Phil | October 5, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”293368″]I think Manny’s bracelet is made of chicken bones inscribed with WWMBMD? “What Would Manny Being Manny Do?”[/quote]

    it says: JILHVMBHNHWC

  • StevieW | October 5, 2008 at 11:17 am |

    At first glance last night, I thought Colorado and Vanderbilt were indistinguishable. Well except for the helmet logo of course.

    going to look for pics.

  • StevieW | October 5, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    And that’s not spelled right either I know. Sunday morning I’m a little slow

  • StevieW | October 5, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    vanderbilt:
    http://media.washing...

    colorado
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    sorry I don’t know how do to the link thing.

  • StevieW | October 5, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    Upon further review, I did get indistinguishable right:
    http://www.merriam-w...

    Cheers,
    Stevie

  • Carl | October 5, 2008 at 11:37 am |

    I agree about the Brew Crew – they have to have the baggiest unis in baseball. Even Manny’s Dodger duds have trimmed up a bit from his BoSox days.

    The mound artwork is a pretty cool detail to add, however, I really think that they should stick to logos. When the “brewers.com” started showing up it looked like a cheap plug for the ticket office. The glove/ball and “M” logo look cool. Now if the grounds crew in Miller Park could only get the grass to keep growing. http://blogs.jsonlin...

  • JTH | October 5, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”293367″]I guess I’m the only one that never noticed Joe Torre’s high hat until it was pointed out on Uni Watch. Now that I know about it, I still never notice it until Uni Watch keeps reminding me.
    As the Brewers get more and more national air time, I think they must collectively have the baggiest unis in the majors. I’m not exactly sure where the line is between uniforms and pajamas, but the Brew Crew definitely crossed it.[/quote]
    I just want to know what size the jerseys are that Prince Fielder and CC Sabathia wear. Those things look like they’d be baggy on offensive tackles wearing full pads.

  • Stuby | October 5, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”293373″]Upon further review, I did get indistinguishable right:
    http://www.merriam-w...

    Cheers,
    Stevie[/quote]
    I think the only other 6-syllable word on here has been Saltalamacchia. OK, Indianapolis too.

  • union jack | October 5, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”293366″]It’s tough to see if it’s a rosary or not. It kinda looks to raggedy to be one though.

    My understanding is the Catholic Church frowns on wearing the rosary as jewelry. It is intended to pray with, not to decorate and glorify yourself.
    [/quote]

    Although in recovery now, I grew up Catholic; wearing a rosary as jewelry was more than frowned upon. It just wasn’t done. It may not qualify as “send you to hell” wrong, but it was certainly up to “get smacked around by a nun (or brother if you went to Jesuit school)” wrong.

    BTW – Cubs wore b.p. jerseys again for game 3, instead of proper uniforms. As much as I wanted Dodgers to go down, Cubbies deserved to lose for that. When you haven’t won squat for 100 years, you show a little respect to the baseball gods.

  • JTH | October 5, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”293374″]I agree about the Brew Crew – they have to have the baggiest unis in baseball. Even Manny’s Dodger duds have trimmed up a bit from his BoSox days.

    The mound artwork is a pretty cool detail to add, however, I really think that they should stick to logos. When the “brewers.com” started showing up it looked like a cheap plug for the ticket office. The glove/ball and “M” logo look cool. Now if the grounds crew in Miller Park could only get the grass to keep growing. http://blogs.jsonlin...
    From that blog:
    [quote]Because of the design of the stadium, there are sections of grass that don’t see sunlight, and that causes problems.[/quote]
    And they can’t just set up some kind of grow light system and focus the lights directly on those sections? Hell, set up some mirrors to redirect the ambient light.

  • JTH | October 5, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”293377″]BTW – Cubs wore b.p. jerseys again for game 3, instead of proper uniforms.[/quote]
    I now direct your attention to Friday’s comments to point out how wrong you are.

  • Ricko | October 5, 2008 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”293356″]the more i look at those colorado unis, the cooler they get.[/quote]

    The texured jersey panels actually aren’t bad.

    Only I kept thinking, “Yeah, we got the snot kicked out of us by a team wearing that prissy all white…but we sure LOOKED tough, didn’t we.”

    —Ricko

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | October 5, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    Colordo uni’s are effin’ sharp! Nike has good thing going here…let’s not screw it up with a GOLD alternate.

  • LI Phil | October 5, 2008 at 12:26 pm |

    so…who’s wearing alts or throwbacks today?

    anyone?

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | October 5, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    Cubbies road uni’s could use a little pizzaz. Maybe this on the “Chicago” wordmark
    http://www.sportsaut...

    Maybe some blue and red pipping down the pant and the grey could be just a shade darker.

  • Jim W | October 5, 2008 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”293383″]so…who’s wearing alts or throwbacks today?

    anyone?[/quote]

    Hey Phil – some dude on Page 2 of ESPN had this calendar…

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

  • Carl | October 5, 2008 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”293381″][quote comment=”293356″]the more i look at those colorado unis, the cooler they get.[/quote]

    The texured jersey panels actually aren’t bad.

    Only I kept thinking, “Yeah, we got the snot kicked out of us by a team wearing that prissy all white…but we sure LOOKED tough, didn’t we.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    …couldn’t have put it better Ricko. Maybe if Colorado wore those shoulder pad-thingies with their old baby-blue helmets from the 80’s they would play better. You know, the uglier the better – kinda like Oregon.

  • Carl | October 5, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    …oh, and before people jump on me,I do like the black w/shoulder pads. Just let’s hope the gold jerseys stay in the closet.

  • LI Phil | October 5, 2008 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”293385″][quote comment=”293383″]so…who’s wearing alts or throwbacks today?

    anyone?[/quote]

    Hey Phil – some dude on Page 2 of ESPN had this calendar…

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

    thanks jim…i actually bookmarked that dude’s list…but i know it’s not complete (and possibly subject to revision)…perhaps i should have rephrased the question

    was more wondering (aside from throwbacks) if the alts and/or odd combos (well, nothing is odd anymore) are in the works…like a redskins burgundy unitard (like when the rams went all blue last year)…maybe cleveland breaking out the turd pants…seahawks NOT going unitard (in either white or ‘greyge’)…stuff like that

    /basically…anything out of the ordinary

  • Jim W | October 5, 2008 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”293388″][quote comment=”293385″][quote comment=”293383″]so…who’s wearing alts or throwbacks today?

    anyone?[/quote]

    Hey Phil – some dude on Page 2 of ESPN had this calendar…

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

    thanks jim…i actually bookmarked that dude’s list…but i know it’s not complete (and possibly subject to revision)…perhaps i should have rephrased the question

    was more wondering (aside from throwbacks) if the alts and/or odd combos (well, nothing is odd anymore) are in the works…like a redskins burgundy unitard (like when the rams went all blue last year)…maybe cleveland breaking out the turd pants…seahawks NOT going unitard (in either white or ‘greyge’)…stuff like that

    /basically…anything out of the ordinary[/quote]

    I figured as much – just trying to be funny on a Sunday a.m. Anyway, I’m sure something will come up – hopefully no Browns brown pants.

  • JTH | October 5, 2008 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”293384″]Cubbies road uni’s could use a little pizzaz. Maybe this on the “Chicago” wordmark
    http://www.sportsaut...

    Maybe some blue and red pipping down the pant and the grey could be just a shade darker.[/quote]
    Blue piping on the pants would be nice. Also, they need to shit-can those stupid red-brimmed caps. The road jerseys have way too much red on them as it is.

    That being said, I think the Cubs are probably the only team whose road jerseys I like better than their home ones… not that I’ll be seeing either of them worn the way they were intended any time soon.

  • LI Phil | October 5, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    pretty certain no one on here is a fan of ocho cinco…but…as a giants fan…

    i hope he kisses the star today

    /and TO pulls a reverse emmitt on him

    ….and then who plays teague?…romo?

  • Mr. Met | October 5, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”293388″]thanks jim…i actually bookmarked that dude’s list…but i know it’s not complete (and possibly subject to revision)…perhaps i should have rephrased the question

    was more wondering (aside from throwbacks) if the alts and/or odd combos (well, nothing is odd anymore) are in the works…like a redskins burgundy unitard (like when the rams went all blue last year)…maybe cleveland breaking out the turd pants…seahawks NOT going unitard (in either white or ‘greyge’)…stuff like that

    /basically…anything out of the ordinary[/quote]

    Hey LI Phil I know the Seahawks played a road game at Jacksonville in Septembet 2005 where the Jags wore white at home, and the ‘hawks went with the greyge tops and white pants.

    http://www.1clickspo...

    Plus there was a commercial a while back with Matt Hasselback where he wore a white top and greyge pants. So they have worn those combos, albeit very rarely.

  • Mr. Met | October 5, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    Ugh, try this. roll your cursor over the picture and it will enlarge:

    http://www.1clickspo...

  • Mr. Met | October 5, 2008 at 1:07 pm |

    Oh brother, link doesn’t work either. Try THIS one:

    http://www.prosports...

  • The Hemogoblin | October 5, 2008 at 1:11 pm |

    I’ve got tickets to UCLA-Oregon! Woo hoo!

    Wonder what U of O is doing for their uniforms… should be… interesting.

  • anonymous | October 5, 2008 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”293378″][quote comment=”293374″]I agree about the Brew Crew – they have to have the baggiest unis in baseball. Even Manny’s Dodger duds have trimmed up a bit from his BoSox days.

    The mound artwork is a pretty cool detail to add, however, I really think that they should stick to logos. When the “brewers.com” started showing up it looked like a cheap plug for the ticket office. The glove/ball and “M” logo look cool. Now if the grounds crew in Miller Park could only get the grass to keep growing. http://blogs.jsonlin...
    From that blog:
    [quote]Because of the design of the stadium, there are sections of grass that don’t see sunlight, and that causes problems.[/quote]
    And they can’t just set up some kind of grow light system and focus the lights directly on those sections? Hell, set up some mirrors to redirect the ambient light.[/quote]
    I know the diamondbacks (also in a retractable roof stadium) have what look like stadium lights on wheels that they put in the corner, and it seems to work fine.

  • Mike | October 5, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    I’m watching the Giants game, they just showed Matt Hasselbeck on the sideline wearing a snot-colored cap. I think my eyes are still bleeding.

  • JTH | October 5, 2008 at 1:29 pm |

    Dewey Defeats Truman redux.

  • Jeff P | October 5, 2008 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”293390″][quote comment=”293384″]Cubbies road uni’s could use a little pizzaz. Maybe this on the “Chicago” wordmark
    http://www.sportsaut...

    Maybe some blue and red pipping down the pant and the grey could be just a shade darker.[/quote]
    Blue piping on the pants would be nice. Also, they need to shit-can those stupid red-brimmed caps. The road jerseys have way too much red on them as it is.

    That being said, I think the Cubs are probably the only team whose road jerseys I like better than their home ones… not that I’ll be seeing either of them worn the way they were intended any time soon.[/quote]

    Funny, I love those red brimmed caps and think they should ditch the solid blue ones. Each to their own I guess.

    But those blue alts have to go unless the entire team wears the high blue socks to balance it out.

  • JTH | October 5, 2008 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”293399″]
    Funny, I love those red brimmed caps and think they should ditch the solid blue ones. Each to their own I guess.[/quote]
    Pinstriped unis with contrasting-color-brimed caps look seriously bush league. The Cubs have done that before as a slump-buster and it looked awful.

  • JTH | October 5, 2008 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”293391″]pretty certain no one on here is a fan of ocho cinco…but…as a giants fan…

    i hope he kisses the star today

    /and TO pulls a reverse emmitt on him

    ….and then who plays teague?…romo?[/quote]
    Marcus Harrison of the Bears just sacked Jon Kitna and wiped his feet on the big Lion at midfield. Not nearly as much of an a-hole move as the TO thing since the sack actually happened right on the logo, but still…

  • Lee | October 5, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    UT Martin Skyhawks wore orange jerseys for the first time since Nov. 16, 2002, against Murray State. UT Martin warmed up in its traditional home blue tops before taking the field in its alternative attire. UT Martin lost to Murray State in that 2002 game, 42-3 and lost again yesterday to the Tennessee State Tigers

    Regular blue jersey
    http://i97.photobuck...
    Orange alt http://i97.photobuck...
    (sorry for the tiny pics)
    http://i97.photobuck...

    They duped the Auburn look obvioulsy (one of my fave college uni sets), funny when you realize that in the 70\’s they changed their nickname from the Volunteers to Pacers because they got tired of being referred to as the Baby Vols. They dumped the Pacer name for the Skyhawk mascot about 10 years ago.

  • BA | October 5, 2008 at 2:22 pm |

    I was watching the Dolphins/Chargers game, and I noticed that Ronnie Brown doesn’t wear gloves- which I thought was pretty unique…then I looked closer and it looked like he had something orange covering his thumbs only. I haven’t got a close look at it yet, but I think he is wearing regular gloves with all 4 fingers cut out…pretty odd to say the least.

  • Chris in Nashville | October 5, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    The Titans are wearing the same uniform for the 5th straight week. That’s odd considering they aren’t like the Cowboys and Redskins and wear white at home which would make it more common.

  • Jeff P | October 5, 2008 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”293400″][quote comment=”293399″]
    Funny, I love those red brimmed caps and think they should ditch the solid blue ones. Each to their own I guess.[/quote]
    Pinstriped unis with contrasting-color-brimed caps look seriously bush league. The Cubs have done that before as a slump-buster and it looked awful.[/quote]
    Good point. I was thinking of the caps themselves, not the unis as a whole.

  • Kevin | October 5, 2008 at 2:47 pm |

    No picture but in the Colts-Texans game Joseph Addai had to change shoes because the sole of his shoe came off.

  • Ricko | October 5, 2008 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”293401″][quote comment=”293391″]pretty certain no one on here is a fan of ocho cinco…but…as a giants fan…

    i hope he kisses the star today

    /and TO pulls a reverse emmitt on him

    ….and then who plays teague?…romo?[/quote]
    Marcus Harrison of the Bears just sacked Jon Kitna and wiped his feet on the big Lion at midfield. Not nearly as much of an a-hole move as the TO thing since the sack actually happened right on the logo, but still…[/quote]

    …especially cuz everybody wipes their feet the Lions.

  • War Eagle Jeffrey | October 5, 2008 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”293404″]The Titans are wearing the same uniform for the 5th straight week. That’s odd considering they aren’t like the Cowboys and Redskins and wear white at home which would make it more common.[/quote]

    titans unis are getting tiresome.

  • My Name is Not Earl | October 5, 2008 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”293408″][quote comment=”293404″]The Titans are wearing the same uniform for the 5th straight week. That’s odd considering they aren’t like the Cowboys and Redskins and wear white at home which would make it more common.[/quote]

    titans unis are getting tiresome.[/quote]

    Well, you’ll be happy to know that Tennessee’s next game is at Kansas City. Unlike the Ravens and Ben-Gals, the Chiefs won’t wear white at home. As such, we’ll all get to see the Titans’ white jerseys for the first time this season

  • War Eagle Jeffrey | October 5, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”293409″][quote comment=”293408″][quote comment=”293404″]The Titans are wearing the same uniform for the 5th straight week. That’s odd considering they aren’t like the Cowboys and Redskins and wear white at home which would make it more common.[/quote]

    titans unis are getting tiresome.[/quote]

    Well, you’ll be happy to know that Tennessee’s next game is at Kansas City. Unlike the Ravens and Ben-Gals, the Chiefs won’t wear white at home. As such, we’ll all get to see the Titans’ white jerseys for the first time this season[/quote]

    thank zeus.

  • Jamie | October 5, 2008 at 3:31 pm |

    OMGZ WUT’S DAT THING ON MATT STOVER’S ARMMMM????? IT’S SOOOOOOOOOOOoOoooOOOOOooooOoOoOoOooo0 WEIRD.

  • Jeff P | October 5, 2008 at 3:40 pm |

    It’s started…

  • LI Phil | October 5, 2008 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”293408″]The Titans are wearing the same uniform for the 5th straight week. That’s odd considering they aren’t like the Cowboys and Redskins and wear white at home which would make it more common.[/quote]

    hopefully that means we’ll get to see this…which is a ting of beauty, eh…

    versus this…which is assuredly not

  • LI Phil | October 5, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    anyone have seattle +37?

    you lost

    /this just in…the g-men are good

  • JTH | October 5, 2008 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”293414″]anyone have seattle +37?

    you lost

    /this just in…the g-men are good[/quote]
    Yes, and the whopping 8.5 Hasselbeck got me as my fantasy QB illustrates that point quite nicely.

  • =bg= | October 5, 2008 at 3:59 pm |

    Colts coach with a red cap on the sidelines; is that so they can spot him easily?

  • Dustin | October 5, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    Do we really need 200 bottles of champagne for the locker room to win a Divisional Series? To clinch a division or the wild card, sure, but to MAKE it to the Championship Series? LAME (and the Phillies appeared to have a tamed down celebration with it anyways.

    Just think if it was like that in the approximately 80 playoff rounds in hockey or basketball.

    Speaking of playoff baseball, what’s up with these playoff hoodies? The guys wear jackets for the entire season, but we get to the playoffs with every game nationally televised, and now we wear (often gray or black) hoodies?

  • LI Phil | October 5, 2008 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote]Speaking of playoff baseball, what’s up with these playoff hoodies?[/quote]

    here

  • Jordan Pope | October 5, 2008 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”293415″][quote comment=”293414″]anyone have seattle +37?

    you lost

    /this just in…the g-men are good[/quote]
    Yes, and the whopping 8.5 Hasselbeck got me as my fantasy QB illustrates that point quite nicely.[/quote]

    or what about the -3 my friend got from the Seahawks defense

  • Ricko | October 5, 2008 at 4:26 pm |

    “Do we really need 200 bottles of champagne for the locker room to win a Divisional Series? To clinch a division or the wild card, sure, but to MAKE it to the Championship Series? LAME”

    Haven’t you heard, EVERYTHING in sports thesedays is a monumental moment of historic significance that will be immoortalized, talked about and remembered fondly for all time by all people everywere. Right up there with Genesis.

    For example, Bengals in all black today. Almost certainly it’s a memorial for the tschitsu of some backup lineman who got sat on by another backup offensive lineman. Yup, squashed the tzchitsu out of him.

    Must be. Why would an NFL team aspire to look they played in the Arena league?

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | October 5, 2008 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”293420″]”Do we really need 200 bottles of champagne for the locker room to win a Divisional Series? To clinch a division or the wild card, sure, but to MAKE it to the Championship Series? LAME”

    Haven’t you heard, EVERYTHING in sports thesedays is a monumental moment of historic significance that will be immoortalized, talked about and remembered fondly for all time by all people everywere. Right up there with Genesis.

    For example, Bengals in all black today. Almost certainly it’s a memorial for the tschitsu of some backup lineman who got sat on by another backup offensive lineman. Yup, squashed the tzchitsu out of him.

    Must be. Why would an NFL team aspire to look they played in the Arena league?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Tschitzu (that’s what I get for typing when not wearing my glasses).

  • Walaitis | October 5, 2008 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”293405″][quote comment=”293400″][quote comment=”293399″]
    Funny, I love those red brimmed caps and think they should ditch the solid blue ones. Each to their own I guess.[/quote]
    Pinstriped unis with contrasting-color-brimed caps look seriously bush league. The Cubs have done that before as a slump-buster and it looked awful.[/quote]
    Good point. I was thinking of the caps themselves, not the unis as a whole.[/quote]

    Here’s my idea for a MUCH IMPROVED Cubs alternate, be it in home white or road grey:

    Uniform Base (jersey and pants): Solid White (home)/Grey (road)
    Accent: Blue Piping
    Chest: “Walking Cub” from the current batting practice/t-ball
    Numbers on back: same style as on current home/road uniform
    Names: Gotta look them up in your program, if you don’t know them by number

  • JTH | October 5, 2008 at 5:09 pm |

    Know what would really make the Cubs look good?

    Playing in late October.

  • Jordan | October 5, 2008 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”293359″]Look past the garishness of the Cal Bear’s leg swishes/suspenders-hangin’-down look and check out the helmet logo on the neck thingie of the ASU player.

    I can’t recall seeing a player wear a helmet sticker on any other part of their uniform/equipment before, especially a sticker that large.

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

    Bryan Cox used to have a Bears style pointed C in the same location during his tenure in Chicago.

    http://cache.gettyim...

  • Adam | October 5, 2008 at 5:42 pm |

    No pic, but looks like Carson Palmer is wearing last-year’s jersey. Captain patch only has one star filled in…

  • Jimbo J. | October 5, 2008 at 5:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”293425″]No pic, but looks like Carson Palmer is wearing last-year’s jersey. Captain patch only has one star filled in…[/quote]

    Also, does the back of his jersey say “C. Palmer” or just “Palmer”?

    I ask because the back up QB, Jordan Palmer, does not have a J in front of Palmer.

  • Adam | October 5, 2008 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”293426″][quote comment=”293425″]No pic, but looks like Carson Palmer is wearing last-year’s jersey. Captain patch only has one star filled in…[/quote]

    Also, does the back of his jersey say “C. Palmer” or just “Palmer”?

    I ask because the back up QB, Jordan Palmer, does not have a J in front of Palmer.[/quote]

    No FNOB, just LNOB.

  • Johnny O | October 5, 2008 at 6:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”293423″]Know what would really make the Cubs look good?

    Playing in late October.[/quote]

    End the curse… fold the franchise

  • Paul | October 5, 2008 at 6:43 pm |

    How long has Andy Reid being wearing this on his lapel?
    http://www.flickr.co...

  • Paul | October 5, 2008 at 6:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”293429″]How long has Andy Reid being wearing this on his lapel?
    http://www.flickr.co...

    not quite clear but its a GU 63 pin

  • G8tors | October 5, 2008 at 6:45 pm |

    Hey I don’t know if this has ever been mentioned before but does anyone know what the black stickers on the back of the University of Florida helmets are? I have never found a good enough picture and I have noticed them for over a year now.

  • G8tors | October 5, 2008 at 6:53 pm |

    http://www.orlandose...

    theres a photo by the way. the small black circle.

  • Paul | October 5, 2008 at 7:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”293430″][quote comment=”293429″]How long has Andy Reid being wearing this on his lapel?
    http://www.flickr.co...

    not quite clear but its a GU 63 pin[/quote]

    better pic: http://sports.espn.g...

  • LI Phil | October 5, 2008 at 7:42 pm |

    looks like andy reid is wearing one of these

  • LI Phil | October 5, 2008 at 7:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”293423″]Know what would really make the Cubs look good?[/quote]

    play here

  • Greg V. | October 5, 2008 at 8:01 pm |

    Chad Ocho Cinco had a black chinstrap today. That makes three different chingaurds (white, orange, and black) in 5 weeks, one for every meaningful catch he has had in a game this season.

  • Justin in AR | October 5, 2008 at 8:31 pm |

    I haven’t noticed anything yet, but I’m a little surprised that the Jags aren’t doing some sort of memorial for Richard Collier.
    http://www.nowpublic...

  • Jeff P | October 5, 2008 at 8:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”293437″]I haven’t noticed anything yet, but I’m a little surprised that the Jags aren’t doing some sort of memorial for Richard Collier.
    http://www.nowpublic...
    He’s a backup, not a star, so no way he gets the treatment a certain player got last year.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if they won’t be doing anything unless he dies. But in the National Grief League, who knows?

  • LI Phil | October 5, 2008 at 9:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”293437″]I haven’t noticed anything yet, but I’m a little surprised that the Jags aren’t doing some sort of memorial for Richard Collier.
    http://www.nowpublic...

    jeff already touched on it, but you don’t memorialize someone who’s living…not that what happened to him doesn’t suck, but he is still alive at least

    nothing goodfornothingell does remotely resembles the rozelle-tags eras tho…so anything is possible…even that ‘brady sticker’ joke got some people

  • Mr. Met | October 5, 2008 at 9:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”293439″]jeff already touched on it, but you don’t memorialize someone who’s living…not that what happened to him doesn’t suck, but he is still alive at least[/quote]

    Well, unless your names are Roddy White, Alge Crumpler, DeAngelo Hall, Chris Houston, and Joe Horn.

  • Jeff P | October 5, 2008 at 9:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”293439″][quote comment=”293437″]I haven’t noticed anything yet, but I’m a little surprised that the Jags aren’t doing some sort of memorial for Richard Collier.
    http://www.nowpublic...

    jeff already touched on it, but you don’t memorialize someone who’s living…not that what happened to him doesn’t suck, but he is still alive at least

    nothing goodfornothingell does remotely resembles the rozelle-tags eras tho…so anything is possible…even that ‘brady sticker’ joke got some people[/quote]
    You can memorialize somebody who’s not dead though, but it might not happen here. Remember the Red Wings and Konstantanov- the believe patch they wore after he was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident (along with another teammate, Sergei Mnatsakanov)
    http://upload.wikime...

    But if he has a chance of recovering and being able to play again, I don’t see them doing anything.

  • Mr. Met | October 5, 2008 at 10:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”293441″]But if he has a chance of recovering and being able to play again, I don’t see them doing anything.[/quote]

    Considering Richard Collier is paralyzed below the waist and his left leg had to be amputated, “being able to play again” doesn’t seem to be in the cards……

  • Justin in AR | October 5, 2008 at 10:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”293441″][quote comment=”293439″][quote comment=”293437″]I haven’t noticed anything yet, but I’m a little surprised that the Jags aren’t doing some sort of memorial for Richard Collier.
    http://www.nowpublic...

    jeff already touched on it, but you don’t memorialize someone who’s living…not that what happened to him doesn’t suck, but he is still alive at least

    nothing goodfornothingell does remotely resembles the rozelle-tags eras tho…so anything is possible…even that ‘brady sticker’ joke got some people[/quote]
    You can memorialize somebody who’s not dead though, but it might not happen here. Remember the Red Wings and Konstantanov- the believe patch they wore after he was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident (along with another teammate, Sergei Mnatsakanov)
    http://upload.wikime...

    But if he has a chance of recovering and being able to play again, I don’t see them doing anything.[/quote]

    Dude had his leg amputated and is paralyzed from the waist down. He will never play a down of football again. I figured the team would do something for him, if nothing else but a helmet decal. He’s in no way, shape or form anything close to Sean Taylor status, but his situation sucks. I thought it would have been a nice gesture for Jacksonville to honor him in some way.
    Did Buffalo do any sort of tribute to Kevin Everett last year? I can’t remember. Cause he’ll never play again.

  • Mike Miller | October 5, 2008 at 10:02 pm |

    It looks like James from Jacksonville has an upside-down W on his nameplate instead of an M.

  • Johnny F. | October 5, 2008 at 10:18 pm |

    Anyone else think the “LA” on the left sleeve of the Dodgers jersey is a bit much? I think it looks very weird. It would be like the Yankee jersey having an “NY” on the left sleeve.

    For such a classic look, there are def. a few flaws (I know Paul worked on those a while back), but I think the “LA” on the left sleeve is at the top of my list. That, and the red on the front. WHY IS IT RED!?! Such a classic jersey that’s driving me nuts.

  • LI Phil | October 5, 2008 at 10:23 pm |

    [quote]Anyone else think the “LA” on the left sleeve of the Dodgers jersey is a bit much?[/quote]

    ‘specially since they don’t play in LA

    that would be like the giants or jets having NY on their helmets and not playing in NY

    …wait

  • LI Phil | October 5, 2008 at 10:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”293446″][quote]Anyone else think the “LA” on the left sleeve of the Dodgers jersey is a bit much?[/quote]

    ‘specially since they don’t play in LA

    that would be like the giants or jets having NY on their helmets and not playing in NY

    …wait[/quote]

    HOLY SHIT…im so sorry…im watching the angels sox and thinking you’re talking about the ANGELS…

    this is what happens when you spend half the weekend at the hospital…

    carry on

    you did say “DODGERS” not “ANGELS”

  • Patrick S. | October 5, 2008 at 10:40 pm |

    Anyone recall that alternate football league that was supposed to get off the ground, this year I think? I want to say it was called the AAFL or something. What’s the progress of that? As I recall, none of the teams had logos or even names. BTW, did the Detroit Lions ever do a memorial for Mike Utley? He was paralyzed in-game around 1991-92.

  • Justin in AR | October 5, 2008 at 10:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”293448″]Anyone recall that alternate football league that was supposed to get off the ground, this year I think? I want to say it was called the AAFL or something. What’s the progress of that? As I recall, none of the teams had logos or even names. BTW, did the Detroit Lions ever do a memorial for Mike Utley? He was paralyzed in-game around 1991-92.[/quote]

    It was called the AAFL. The All-American Football League. They had a draft and had stadium contracts and all of that, but the league fell through financially. They are still around, but haven’t played a game. I think they’re hoping to eventually gather the fan support and get the season underway. The teams were just state names with no mascots, i.e. “Team Arkansas”, “Team Michigan”, “Team Tennessee”, etc. The logos are really lame, which leads me to believe the uniforms were probably even worse.

    http://www.allameric...

  • Justin in AR | October 5, 2008 at 10:55 pm |

    Anyone else think that Craig Sager goes shopping for his suits at Michael Irvin’s yard sales? Those suits are hideous, but I always want to see what he’s wearing so that I can get a good laugh.

  • Johnny F. | October 5, 2008 at 11:13 pm |

    Just for the record……2 days ago Sager was wearing a Salmon pink suit, and yesterday it was lime green. Unreal.

  • Johnny F. | October 5, 2008 at 11:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”293447″][quote comment=”293446″][quote]Anyone else think the “LA” on the left sleeve of the Dodgers jersey is a bit much?[/quote]

    ‘specially since they don’t play in LA

    that would be like the giants or jets having NY on their helmets and not playing in NY

    …wait[/quote]

    HOLY SHIT…im so sorry…im watching the angels sox and thinking you’re talking about the ANGELS…

    this is what happens when you spend half the weekend at the hospital…

    carry on

    you did say “DODGERS” not “ANGELS”[/quote]

    Hahaha…no problem, Phil. It’s been a long weekend for all of us!

  • Bruce | October 5, 2008 at 11:24 pm |

    Same thing with the Pats, they’ve worn white every game this week, and will be next week in SD. It makes me think that they are afriad to wear the blue unis after what happened in the Super Bowl.

  • Bruce | October 5, 2008 at 11:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”293404″]The Titans are wearing the same uniform for the 5th straight week. That’s odd considering they aren’t like the Cowboys and Redskins and wear white at home which would make it more common.[/quote]

    Same thing with the Pats, they’ve worn white every game this week, and will be next week in SD. It makes me think that they are afriad to wear the blue unis after what happened in the Super Bowl.

  • Michael | October 5, 2008 at 11:44 pm |

    Bryan,

    I left a comment last week about how I thought the weekend entries were always negative. I take it back – great job this weekend. Sorry for being an idiot

  • JMC | October 6, 2008 at 12:43 am |

    anyone know what’s up with Mike Napoli’s jersey? It’s unbuttoned and the top is tucked under itself. Someone I’m with tells me he does this all the time and it never moves, as if it’s velcroed or something. I did a GIS and found no evidence. Anyone?

  • Jeff P | October 6, 2008 at 2:07 am |

    [quote comment=”293443″][quote comment=”293441″][quote comment=”293439″][quote comment=”293437″]I haven’t noticed anything yet, but I’m a little surprised that the Jags aren’t doing some sort of memorial for Richard Collier.
    http://www.nowpublic...

    jeff already touched on it, but you don’t memorialize someone who’s living…not that what happened to him doesn’t suck, but he is still alive at least

    nothing goodfornothingell does remotely resembles the rozelle-tags eras tho…so anything is possible…even that ‘brady sticker’ joke got some people[/quote]
    You can memorialize somebody who’s not dead though, but it might not happen here. Remember the Red Wings and Konstantanov- the believe patch they wore after he was paralyzed from the waist down in a car accident (along with another teammate, Sergei Mnatsakanov)
    http://upload.wikime...

    But if he has a chance of recovering and being able to play again, I don’t see them doing anything.[/quote]

    Dude had his leg amputated and is paralyzed from the waist down. He will never play a down of football again. I figured the team would do something for him, if nothing else but a helmet decal. He’s in no way, shape or form anything close to Sean Taylor status, but his situation sucks. I thought it would have been a nice gesture for Jacksonville to honor him in some way.
    Did Buffalo do any sort of tribute to Kevin Everett last year? I can’t remember. Cause he’ll never play again.[/quote]

    Didn’t realize he was. Guess I didn’t read the article close enough. That sucks.

  • BA | October 6, 2008 at 2:32 am |

    [quote comment=”293403″]I was watching the Dolphins/Chargers game, and I noticed that Ronnie Brown doesn’t wear gloves- which I thought was pretty unique…then I looked closer and it looked like he had something orange covering his thumbs only. I haven’t got a close look at it yet, but I think he is wearing regular gloves with all 4 fingers cut out…pretty odd to say the least.[/quote]

    Found pictures…

    Ronnie Brown early in the game with gloves on:
    http://i83.photobuck...

    And late in the game with his “thumb gloves”:
    http://i83.photobuck...
    http://i83.photobuck...

  • BurghFan | October 6, 2008 at 2:44 am |

    Did Buffalo do any sort of tribute to Kevin Everett last year?

    The guys who weren’t suited up wore T-shirts with his name and number on the back the next week (in Pittsburgh).

  • LI Matt | October 6, 2008 at 7:10 am |

    [quote comment=”293445″]
    For such a classic look, there are def. a few flaws (I know Paul worked on those a while back), but I think the “LA” on the left sleeve is at the top of my list. That, and the red on the front. WHY IS IT RED!?! Such a classic jersey that’s driving me nuts.[/quote]

    The front number has been red since 1952:

    http://exhibits.base...

    Why red? I dunno, ask Walter O’Malley (*spit*).

    The “LA” on the sleeve is the first alteration to the home uni since the “LA” replaced the “B” on the cap in 1958.

  • Ricko | October 6, 2008 at 7:41 am |

    [quote comment=”293461″][quote comment=”293445″]
    For such a classic look, there are def. a few flaws (I know Paul worked on those a while back), but I think the “LA” on the left sleeve is at the top of my list. That, and the red on the front. WHY IS IT RED!?! Such a classic jersey that’s driving me nuts.[/quote]

    The front number has been red since 1952:

    http://exhibits.base...

    Why red? I dunno, ask Walter O’Malley (*spit*).

    The “LA” on the sleeve is the first alteration to the home uni since the “LA” replaced the “B” on the cap in 1958.[/quote]

    It seems to me the Dodgers originally added those red numbers for some spring training purpose. Don’t know if it had to do with ID’ing guys from the front because so many unfamiliar faces at Vero Beach, or what.

    Also have vague recollection of color spring training photo showing players with a large red “A” or “B” (or even a “C”?) at that spot on front of uni…so perhaps that’s where it began.

    Just don’t remember.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | October 6, 2008 at 7:42 am |

    I suppose I could see what, if anything, Okkonen says about it.

  • scott | October 6, 2008 at 7:46 am |

    [quote comment=”293445″]Anyone else think the “LA” on the left sleeve of the Dodgers jersey is a bit much? I think it looks very weird. It would be like the Yankee jersey having an “NY” on the left sleeve.

    For such a classic look, there are def. a few flaws (I know Paul worked on those a while back), but I think the “LA” on the left sleeve is at the top of my list. That, and the red on the front. WHY IS IT RED!?! Such a classic jersey that’s driving me nuts.[/quote]

    I love the red numbers on the front of the Dodgers jerseys. I don’t see that as a flaw in any way. I could, though, do without the LA patch on the sleeve.

  • Ricko | October 6, 2008 at 7:46 am |

    Nothing. Okkonen notes only that they were red, and that it was the first appearance of players’ numbers on the front of the jersey.

    Or maybe it was just incorporating the red from the Dodgers logo.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Ricko | October 6, 2008 at 7:49 am |

    Pee Wee Reese in red sleeves (spring training photo, of course; guy sliding is another Dodger).

  • Ricko | October 6, 2008 at 7:50 am |

    would help if I inluded the link…
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • JMC | October 6, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    this picture probably shows the Napoli thing the best…

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