Headless Body in Topless Bar Hofstra Gymnasium

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Okay, so I’ve been on the road for most of the past week or so (more on that in a minute), and I was mostly off the grid during that time, but occasional bits of news managed to trickle my way. So I’m aware, as I’m sure most of you are, that people have been chanting “Off with his head!” at some of Sarah Palin’s recent campaign rallies. At first I assumed this sentiment was directed at Barack Obama. Last night, however, the ugly reality became clear.

I direct your attention to this screen shot from last night’s post-debate analysis. As you can see, a certain enormous-headed sports mascot was among those milling about the Hofstra gym. It’s not clear what he was doing there (there’s gotta be an easier way to sell Citi Field season ticket packages, no?), but it appears to have been a set-up. Check it out: As onlookers watch in horror, an assassin brazenly approaches the hapless mascot, lifts off his head and removes it, leaving the mascot to wander off in disgrace. You can see a slideshow animation of the entire sickening sequence here. Off with his head indeed!

Political implications notwithstanding, this raises all sorts of mascot issues: Has anyone ever seen Mr. Met without his head? Will young Mets fans ever recover from the sight of his decapitation? How big a breach of mascotiquette was this? To address these and other burning issues, I immediately consulted my pal Liz Clayton (who, in addition to being my bandmate in the Forewords, runs the excellent Mascot Stalker site). Her reaction was blunt: “Someone should be FIRED.” And I don’t think she was referring to Omar Minaya (even though I am).

All of those screen shots, incidentally, are courtesy of our own latter-day Abraham Zapruder, L.I. Phil, who also points out that America’s latest national celebrity-for-a-day, Joe the Plumber, has already scored a Nike endorsement deal (although I think that might just be a stylized plumber’s crack logo, not a swoosh).

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And to think the Rev. Nørb stood me up to watch rollerderby instead: Speaking of the Forewords, I’m happy to report that our world-debut tour was a big success (despite a typo on the marquee in Minneapolis, something I suspect we’re gonna have to get used to). The audiences were receptive and responsive even though they had no idea what they were in for, and the whole thing came off very smoothly. If any Uni Watch readers were in attendance, I’d be interested in hearing your impressions. Sorry, no video — just this photo (taken by Collateral Gammage at the very beginning of the Madison show) and this photo (taken by reader Tod Foley in Minneapolis), neither of which is particularly illuminating — but I’m sure we’ll be doing more of this, so stay tuned. And if anyone wants to book us for future events, feel free to be in touch.

While I was in Minneapolis, I had a summit meeting with Ricko, which was even more of a treat than I’d anticipated. I knew he had loads of archival files, and I knew he’d done lots of personal artwork. I didn’t realize, however, that he’s also done a lot of commercial artwork or that he’s a big uni collector. But the biggest surprise was that he’s a uni modifier. Small example: See the stripes on these pants? Ricko painted them onto the fabric. Seriously.

I have lots more Ricko stuff to share, but I’m gonna hold onto it for now, cuz I think he might be ESPN material. Gotta show some of this stuff to my editors and see what they think. Details to follow shortly.

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After the short Forewords tour, Collateral Gammage and I spent a few days knocking around Wisconsin. The highlight was a visitation to the holiest shrine in all of bowling, Milwaukee’s storied Holler House, whose basement is home to America’s oldest pair of league-sanctioned lanes. They still use live pinboys, and normally you have to call ahead so they can make sure to have some kids on pinsetting duty, but we got lucky by walking in unannounced just as a league was wrapping up, so we convinced the kids to work another coupla games for us. As always, proprietress Marcy Skowronski was a total sweetheart. With the National Liquor Bar closed and Art’s Concertina Bar now having been sold and given a makeover, Holler House now assumes the mantle of my favorite bar in Milwaukee, and hence in America (at least until I make it to the Polish Falcons, which was closed when we swung by but whose bar and lanes look extremely promising).

The rest of the trip was a blur of autumn foliage, corn, soybeans, frozen custard, adorable pets (that’s my friend Kelly Hogan’s pooch, Augie — they hosted us at their house after the Madison show), more bowling sightseeing (that place wasn’t open, but it sure was purty), a visit to the octagon house in Watertown (also closed for the day, but we had fun walking around the grounds), chocolate overload (we hit about half of the outlets mentioned in that article), fun lodging, and my friends/heroes Julie and Johnie (they’re currently featured in this exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum, which we checked out on Sunday before staying at their farm in Whitelaw on Monday night).

All in all, a swell trip, and Tucker and Caitlin didn’t even play hard to get when I got back.

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October Raffle: Our friends at Helmet Hut produced the vintage helmets used in the new movie The Express (more info on that here), and now they’ve generously chosen to mark the occasion by having me raffle off an Ernie Davis Syracuse helmet. Like all Helmet Hut products, this one is authentic in every detail and is identical to the one Davis actually wore in his Syracuse days.

To get in on this raffle, send a blank e-mail with your name in the subject line to the raffle address (not to the usual Uni Watch address, please) by 10pm eastern next Tuesday, October 21st. If you’ve enrolled in the Uni Watch membership program, you can send up to four separate e-mail entries; non-members are limited to one entry. And that leads us to…

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Membership News: In case you missed it late last week, all new membership program enrollees will now receive a $10 gift card from Distant Replays (not good on clearance items, one gift card per enrollee) — a particularly great deal when you consider that the membership fee is only $15 to begin with. Meanwhile, you can see lots of cool new designs in the membership card gallery.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Cheesecake artist extraordinaire Rob Ullman has done some new pin-up commissions for Uni Watch readers. This one was for my friend Carrie Klein (the illo was a wedding present for her brother and new sis-in-law, who’s shown wearing the Big Papi jersey) and this one was for Uni Watch reader David Kendrick. Then there’s this one, which Rob describes as follows: “Given to friends as a wedding present by my friend Alycia Kiley (it was a challenge making that Bengals jersey look decent).” … Boy, the good old days weren’t so good when it came to mascots. That’s Maryland’s Testudo the Terrapin, circa 1950s (nice find by Andrew Tanker). … That Cardinals prototype jersey that was up for auction (but didn’t sell) back in February appears to be back on the block (with thanks to James Poisso). … “I was in Modell’s today and came across these youth shoulder pads, made by Schutt,” writes Matt Powers. “Look familiar?” … Lots of good stuff currently on eBay, including some vintage stirrups (I may bid on those myself), an old baseball uni with a great sleeve patch, another interesting old baseball uni, a cool old band uniform hat, vintage equipment catalogs from Wilson, Rawlings, and Reach, and Reach again (trust me, that last one’s gonna go for a LOT of money). … Vince reports that the Drudge Report featured a pair of Lake Erie Monsters bobbleheads yesterday. … Jim Bullard just tipped me wise to this site, which makes, among other things replica leather helmets. Also old-timey jerseys, old school baseball gloves, even old-fashioned balls. … Looks like bullpen buggies may be making a comeback in 2010, at least if these guys have anything to say about it. If you poke around the site, you’ll find lots of good old photos. … Here’s one I haven’t seen before: A high school coach in Virginia was so disgusted by his team’s play that he had them change uniforms at halftime. Details here (with thanks to Tris Wykes). … I’m sure you’ve all already discussed the fact that the Texans wore blue socks on Sunday, instead of their usual red. While I would’ve preferred a white sock with blue stripes (to cut down on the leotard effect), I still think the blue hose are much preferable to the red. Let’s hope they stick with this. … The Canucks’ alternate jersey will supposedly look like this. Note that there have been several tweaks, none of them good, to the original logo. … Kevin Wang notes that the Stars’ helmet logo decal, which used to be green outline in gold, is now solid gold. … Is that a cedilla on Pierre Garçon’s NOB? If so, it’s an NFL first (great spot by Chad Stegemiller). … Good article here about the U.S. national soccer team’s jersey prep for World Cup Qualifiers (with thanks to Darin Doughty). … NCAA coaches will be wearing a special armband on October 25th to raise awareness of muscular dystrophy. Details here (courtesy of Corey Buck). … I’m sure there’s something out there stupider than this; I just can’t imagine what it would be. … Remember how Shea Stadium’s outfield wall was painted light green with black distance numbers (instead of dark green with white numbers) during the first homestand of the 1967 season, and how this was the only photo documentation we had? Now Bill Heatley has come up with more. “I dug up some color negatives I took as a 12-year-old on April 20, 1967 — Tom Seaver’s first win,” he writes. “As you can see, the outfield fence is painted light green with dark blue numbers.” Actually, the numbers look black to me, but he’s promised several more (and clearer) photos once he digs out all his old negatives, so stay tuned. … Doug Keklak reports the BC Lions of the CFL have turned their entire helmet decal into a memorial for their late CEO Bob Ackles, who died in July. The official text: “The BC Lions Football Club announced today that players will wear the popular and unique black third jersey combination including the distinctive orange helmet for two home games this season beginning with [October 10th’s] tilt versus the Edmonton Eskimos. The 2008 version of the orange helmets will feature a stylized paw logo emblazoned with the name ‘Bob’ in honour of late Lions president and who passed away in July. At the conclusion of the 2008 season, the club will auction off the helmets with net proceeds to benefit the BC Football Hall of Fame -– a project that Ackles began before his passing.” The Lions have a decal on the regular helmet, and also a logo on the field. … Referees in the Division III MIAC used pink whistles last weekend for breast cancer awareness. Thanks to Matt Nelson for the pic.

 

158 comments to Headless Body in Topless Bar Hofstra Gymnasium

  • Robert | October 16, 2008 at 8:56 am |

    It is now cold up north. Can the Phillies stop wearing their gross-armpitted Cool Base jerseys? Every time that I see one of them with an arm raise, I want to puke.

    http://www.sportslin...

  • jon | October 16, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    what’s so bad about the changes to the canucks logo? theyre minor updates. i think it looks better.

  • SpartyCuse | October 16, 2008 at 9:08 am |

    FYI, its the Lake Erie Monsters, not Storm.

  • Adam | October 16, 2008 at 9:11 am |

    I worked as a character at a midwest theme park for a couple of summers. We had clips in the front / back and both sides of the head to ensure the head didn’t fall off (read: pulled off). Since this park has a certain replica of a tower in France, we also couldn’t remove the heads anywhere outside. Kids on the top of the tower would be quite freaked out…

  • Ben | October 16, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    Speaking of the Forewords, I’m happy to report that our world-debut tour was a big success (despite a typo on the marquee in Minneapolis, something I suspect we’re gonna have to get used to).

    Remember Paul, the Wonders were actually once the Oneders. Worked out alright for them.

  • Brandon | October 16, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    Good ole PBR

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    [quote comment=”295078″]It is now cold up north. Can the Phillies stop wearing their gross-armpitted Cool Base jerseys? Every time that I see one of them with an arm raise, I want to puke.

    http://www.sportslin...

    they’ll prolly stop wearing them at home against the rays

    i think that shot was from LA…and it’s not as cold there ;)

  • Ricko | October 16, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    OMG, there’s a photo of an old man and his “Bag O’Wristbands” out there in cyberspace.

    Lord, what a geek.

    LOL

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”295085″]OMG, there’s a photo of an old man and his “Bag O’Wristbands” out there in cyberspace.

    Lord, what a geek.

    LOL

    —Ricko[/quote]

    good thing he didn’t run the photo of the “old man and his bag o’catheters” instead ;)

  • Robert | October 16, 2008 at 9:24 am |

    [quote comment=”295084″][quote comment=”295078″]It is now cold up north. Can the Phillies stop wearing their gross-armpitted Cool Base jerseys? Every time that I see one of them with an arm raise, I want to puke.

    http://www.sportslin...

    they’ll prolly stop wearing them at home against the rays

    i think that shot was from LA…and it’s not as cold there ;)[/quote]

    That is a good point, but what was the temp at game time in L.A.?

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”295087″][quote comment=”295084″][quote comment=”295078″]It is now cold up north. Can the Phillies stop wearing their gross-armpitted Cool Base jerseys? Every time that I see one of them with an arm raise, I want to puke.

    http://www.sportslin...

    they’ll prolly stop wearing them at home against the rays

    i think that shot was from LA…and it’s not as cold there ;)[/quote]

    That is a good point, but what was the temp at game time in L.A.?[/quote]

    according to this write up…it was 89 degrees

    and if you scroll down this page and look at “yesterday’s almanac”…the high in LA was 94 yesterday

  • Joe Drennan | October 16, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    Probably 12 years ago now I was working the Illinois State Fair at the state fire marshal’s tent and they had me don the Sparky the Fire Dog costume on DCFS Day with the big mascot head. I was instructed not to take the head off as it could upset some kids.

    Being DCFS Day, I had 2 big body guards as some hooligans on DCFS day the previous year had attacked Sparky with a knife. I’m glad to report I made it out alive and unharmed.

  • Mike Edgerly | October 16, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    Big Tampa Bay Bucs news! The Orange unis will be worn again as a Throwback! Bucco Bruce is back, baybee!

    http://www2.tbo.com/...

  • War Damn Eagle | October 16, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    ESPN was using middle initials last night to distinguish the two Roy Williams on the Cowboys. A graphic on NFL Live gave the name of the wide receiver as Roy E. Williams.

  • phillydevil | October 16, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    The photo of the (sad) Maryland mascot reminded me of an equally sad attempt at a DIY Sparky costume by an ASU fan in 1975.

    Just to be clear, this was NOT the official Sparky.

  • u2-horn | October 16, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    WR Roy Williams was on a local radio show this morning and they asked him if he knew what his jersey would say on the back, and he said he actually didn’t know but joked that he’d like to just have “TEXAS ROY” on the back.

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”295089″]Probably 12 years ago now I was working the Illinois State Fair at the state fire marshal’s tent and they had me don the Sparky the Fire Dog costume on DCFS Day with the big mascot head. I was instructed not to take the head off as it could upset some kids.

    Being DCFS Day, I had 2 big body guards as some hooligans on DCFS day the previous year had attacked Sparky with a knife. I’m glad to report I made it out alive and unharmed.[/quote]

    Wow! At least this Sparky could have defended himself!

    http://cache.daylife...

    http://www.tempe.gov...

    Which reminds us of this Sun Devil favorite:
    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

    The Embroidered ASU is veru interesting considering that thetre are three colors.

    ANYWAY,

    When I was in Disney two weeks ago, all of the characters in costume had handlers to prevent rabid fans, children, from attacking them.

  • DJ | October 16, 2008 at 9:49 am |

    what’s so bad about the changes to the canucks logo? they’re minor updates. i think it looks better

    The new version is perfectly fine. With the old uniforms, the logo was done in white on the blue jersey, which might be what was being referred to.

    Big props, though, for including Johnny Canuck as the shoulder patch!!!

  • Robert | October 16, 2008 at 9:49 am |

    [quote comment=”295088″][quote comment=”295087″][quote comment=”295084″][quote comment=”295078″]It is now cold up north. Can the Phillies stop wearing their gross-armpitted Cool Base jerseys? Every time that I see one of them with an arm raise, I want to puke.

    http://www.sportslin...

    they’ll prolly stop wearing them at home against the rays

    i think that shot was from LA…and it’s not as cold there ;)[/quote]

    That is a good point, but what was the temp at game time in L.A.?[/quote]

    according to this write up…it was 89 degrees

    and if you scroll down this page and look at “yesterday’s almanac”…the high in LA was 94 yesterday[/quote]

    You win.

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”295094″][quote comment=”295089″]Probably 12 years ago now I was working the Illinois State Fair at the state fire marshal’s tent and they had me don the Sparky the Fire Dog costume on DCFS Day with the big mascot head. I was instructed not to take the head off as it could upset some kids.

    Being DCFS Day, I had 2 big body guards as some hooligans on DCFS day the previous year had attacked Sparky with a knife. I’m glad to report I made it out alive and unharmed.[/quote]

    Wow! At least this Sparky could have defended himself!

    http://cache.daylife...

    http://www.tempe.gov...

    Which reminds us of this Sun Devil favorite:
    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

    The Embroidered ASU is very interesting considering that there are three colors.

    ANYWAY,

    When I was in Disney two weeks ago, all of the characters in costume had handlers to prevent rabid fans, children, from attacking them.[/quote]

  • big matt | October 16, 2008 at 9:57 am |

    [quote comment=”295078″]It is now cold up north. Can the Phillies stop wearing their gross-armpitted Cool Base jerseys? Every time that I see one of them with an arm raise, I want to puke.

    http://www.sportslin...

    Are you serious? Get over it!

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    [quote comment=”295096″][quote comment=”295088″][quote comment=”295087″][quote comment=”295084″][quote comment=”295078″]It is now cold up north. Can the Phillies stop wearing their gross-armpitted Cool Base jerseys? Every time that I see one of them with an arm raise, I want to puke.

    http://www.sportslin...

    they’ll prolly stop wearing them at home against the rays

    i think that shot was from LA…and it’s not as cold there ;)[/quote]

    That is a good point, but what was the temp at game time in L.A.?[/quote]

    according to this write up…it was 89 degrees

    and if you scroll down this page and look at “yesterday’s almanac”…the high in LA was 94 yesterday[/quote]

    You win.[/quote]

    For those of you who don’t know…Not only does Phil posess razor sharp wit and a wicked forehand, but a love of Meterology that would make these two men,whom I guarantee have NEVER been and NEVER will be pictured on UW again, proud:

    http://www.gutterhel...

    http://www.tiffanymo...

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    Meteorology

  • Justin in AR | October 16, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    For those interested, America’s celebrity-for-a-day, Joe the Plumber, has his own place on wikipedia.

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Hott Rodd | October 16, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”295089″]Probably 12 years ago now I was working the Illinois State Fair at the state fire marshal’s tent and they had me don the Sparky the Fire Dog costume on DCFS Day with the big mascot head. I was instructed not to take the head off as it could upset some kids.

    Being DCFS Day, I had 2 big body guards as some hooligans on DCFS day the previous year had attacked Sparky with a knife. I’m glad to report I made it out alive and unharmed.[/quote]

    Wow.. that ending caught me by surprise.. I was expecting him to say he was attacked and died, and then bam out of nowhere he made it out ok. Just goes to show.. you never can tell where a story is going..

  • Jet | October 16, 2008 at 10:03 am |

    Nice job with the Mets pictures, Bill Heatley!!!

    -Jet

  • ScottyJ in WV | October 16, 2008 at 10:03 am |

    You got to bowl at the Holler House??!? I’m sooo jealous!! I’ve wanted to go there for years. One of these days, I gotta make that trip.

    Also see from the photos that you’re a southpaw. You know we’re the only ones in our right mind. Thank you, I’ll be here all week! The 10:30 show’s different than the 8:30 show!

    Seriously, being a left handed bowler can be tough. There’s some guys who don’t take too kindly to lefties. I could tell ya stories…

  • fluxcap | October 16, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    Observations about the new bullpen carts: The home page shows an Angels cart, and they apparently now play at Dodgers Stadium? I assume the vehicles would be used at home, but the Indians helmet is the away design. I’m pretty sure Tampa Bay has dropped the “Devil” part of the name, right? They did manage to use Coolflo helmets though. I’m sure there are other imperfections, but the chin strap buttons are a nice touch!

  • Jet | October 16, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    I see nothing wrong with the minor changes to the Canucks logo. I think it makes it more defined that there really is a “C” hidden in there.

    I think the entire jersey is spectacular, with TRADITIONAL waist and sleeve striping, nice bright colors with no black overtones…I’d put this alongside any of the Original Six jerseys, it’s that good!!

    -Jet

  • Jeff | October 16, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    I give you, the Football Bowlers:

    http://www.shorpy.co...

  • al | October 16, 2008 at 10:10 am |

    that sequence of mr. met reminded me of this:
    http://www.theforce....

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”295108″]that sequence of mr. met reminded me of this:
    http://www.theforce....

    All kidding aside, one of the most poignant film sequences ever made!

    However, whenever I see Colorado’s new shoulder stripes, I am reminded of the vertical patches on the breastplate of Darth Vader’s suit:

    http://cache1.asset-...

    http://cache3.asset-...

    http://i104.photobuc...

  • PK | October 16, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    IN reference to the MLB cap (the Indians one Paul Posted)

    I used to work for a sports hat retailer, and some of the designs that NEW ERA (or New Error what we called them when they did some of their “fashion” caps), were truly off the wall…

    currently, they are selling these http://www.lids.com/...

    and if you poke around that web site, you’ll see even more attrocities against sports fashion kind…

    (no wonder there is no loyalty….as long as your fitted rocks with your clothes…who cares…)

  • Robert | October 16, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”295098″][quote comment=”295078″]It is now cold up north. Can the Phillies stop wearing their gross-armpitted Cool Base jerseys? Every time that I see one of them with an arm raise, I want to puke.

    http://www.sportslin...

    Are you serious? Get over it![/quote]

    Yes, I am serious, and no, I will not get over it. The Cool Base jerseys have been a blight. Not so much as pajama pants, but a blight nevertheless.

  • fluxcap | October 16, 2008 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”295110″]IN reference to the MLB cap (the Indians one Paul Posted)

    I used to work for a sports hat retailer, and some of the designs that NEW ERA (or New Error what we called them when they did some of their “fashion” caps), were truly off the wall…

    currently, they are selling these http://www.lids.com/...

    and if you poke around that web site, you’ll see even more attrocities against sports fashion kind…

    (no wonder there is no loyalty….as long as your fitted rocks with your clothes…who cares…)[/quote]

    My friends and I can never understand the point of hats, shirts, whatever it is, in non-team colors. These may be the worst ever though.

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”295103″]Nice job with the Mets pictures, Bill Heatley!!!

    -Jet[/quote]

    who the hell is bill heatley?

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”295112″][quote comment=”295110″]IN reference to the MLB cap (the Indians one Paul Posted)

    I used to work for a sports hat retailer, and some of the designs that NEW ERA (or New Error what we called them when they did some of their “fashion” caps), were truly off the wall…

    currently, they are selling these http://www.lids.com/...

    and if you poke around that web site, you’ll see even more attrocities against sports fashion kind…

    (no wonder there is no loyalty….as long as your fitted rocks with your clothes…who cares…)[/quote]

    My friends and I can never understand the point of hats, shirts, whatever it is, in non-team colors. These may be the worst ever though.[/quote]

    That hat was made to coordinate with sweaters like this:

    http://farm3.static....

    http://www.nancarrow...

  • Justin in AR | October 16, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”295114″][quote comment=”295112″][quote comment=”295110″]IN reference to the MLB cap (the Indians one Paul Posted)

    I used to work for a sports hat retailer, and some of the designs that NEW ERA (or New Error what we called them when they did some of their “fashion” caps), were truly off the wall…

    currently, they are selling these http://www.lids.com/...

    and if you poke around that web site, you’ll see even more attrocities against sports fashion kind…

    (no wonder there is no loyalty….as long as your fitted rocks with your clothes…who cares…)[/quote]

    My friends and I can never understand the point of hats, shirts, whatever it is, in non-team colors. These may be the worst ever though.[/quote]

    That hat was made to coordinate with sweaters like this:

    http://farm3.static....

    http://www.nancarrow...

    I was expecting a Cosby sweater and you didn’t let me down. Thank you, Mr. Powers.

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”295113″][quote comment=”295103″]Nice job with the Mets pictures, Bill Heatley!!!

    -Jet[/quote]

    who the hell is bill heatley?[/quote]

    I just googled Bill Heatley, which made Phil’s response extremely funny!

  • Mr. Blom | October 16, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    anyone know of a good football uniform building website?

    like as good as this… or maybe even bette?

    http://www.footballa...

  • PK | October 16, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    I don’t know, there’s been some horrid ones,

    http://www.hatland.c...
    http://www.hatland.c...

    but also, some great ones that I do feel are more a template for an art piece that embraces the city

    http://images.google...

  • The Ol Goaler | October 16, 2008 at 10:58 am |

    From the “Adventures in High School Unis” department… Blytheville (AR) played at Greene County Tech last Friday night. Here in northeast Arkansas, the ubiquitous bermuda football fields are turning brown, so Tech dyed their playing field green. The only problem is that whatever Tech used on the field wouldn’t come out of Blytheville’s white pants! So the Chickasaws now have about 25 pair of lime-freakin’-green football pants!

    My wife gave Blytheville’s coach some tips on how to get the “green” out… if those tips don’t work, looks like we’ll be seeing this look on the road the rest of the year…

  • Justin | October 16, 2008 at 11:02 am |

    Paul –

    your no mas banner doesn’t link to their site

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”295118″]I don’t know, there’s been some horrid ones,

    http://www.hatland.c...
    http://www.hatland.c...

    but also, some great ones that I do feel are more a template for an art piece that embraces the city

    http://images.google...

    The Admirals could wear this one:

    http://www.hatland.c...

    http://dailypress2.c...

  • Mark Mc | October 16, 2008 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”295112″][quote comment=”295110″]IN reference to the MLB cap (the Indians one Paul Posted)

    I used to work for a sports hat retailer, and some of the designs that NEW ERA (or New Error what we called them when they did some of their “fashion” caps), were truly off the wall…

    currently, they are selling these http://www.lids.com/...

    and if you poke around that web site, you’ll see even more attrocities against sports fashion kind…

    (no wonder there is no loyalty….as long as your fitted rocks with your clothes…who cares…)[/quote]

    My friends and I can never understand the point of hats, shirts, whatever it is, in non-team colors. These may be the worst ever though.[/quote]

    Just noticed in the description of this hat, how long has the MLB logo been referred to as “MLB Man”? Can’t wait until that comic book comes out.

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”295121″][quote comment=”295118″]I don’t know, there’s been some horrid ones,

    http://www.hatland.c...
    http://www.hatland.c...

    but also, some great ones that I do feel are more a template for an art piece that embraces the city

    http://images.google...

    The Admirals could wear this one:

    http://www.hatland.c...

    http://dailypress2.c...

    link wasn’t specific: 6th row, middle

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”295122″][quote comment=”295112″][quote comment=”295110″]IN reference to the MLB cap (the Indians one Paul Posted)

    I used to work for a sports hat retailer, and some of the designs that NEW ERA (or New Error what we called them when they did some of their “fashion” caps), were truly off the wall…

    currently, they are selling these http://www.lids.com/...

    and if you poke around that web site, you’ll see even more attrocities against sports fashion kind…

    (no wonder there is no loyalty….as long as your fitted rocks with your clothes…who cares…)[/quote]

    My friends and I can never understand the point of hats, shirts, whatever it is, in non-team colors. These may be the worst ever though.[/quote]

    Just noticed in the description of this hat, how long has the MLB logo been referred to as “MLB Man”? Can’t wait until that comic book comes out.[/quote]

    Prince Fielder in a cape and briefs, no thanks!

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”295119″]From the “Adventures in High School Unis” department… Blytheville (AR) played at Greene County Tech last Friday night. Here in northeast Arkansas, the ubiquitous bermuda football fields are turning brown, so Tech dyed their playing field green. The only problem is that whatever Tech used on the field wouldn’t come out of Blytheville’s white pants! So the Chickasaws now have about 25 pair of lime-freakin’-green football pants!

    My wife gave Blytheville’s coach some tips on how to get the “green” out… if those tips don’t work, looks like we’ll be seeing this look on the road the rest of the year…[/quote]

    I have alot of family in Wynne and Forrest City!

    My cousin’s wife actually teaches at/in Paragould!

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    [quote]Prince Fielder in a cape and briefs, no thanks![/quote]

    this is bad enough

  • brubby | October 16, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    I just ordered a leather Penn State helmet from Past Time this week – I’ll let you know how it turns out when I get it.

  • MaddMatt | October 16, 2008 at 11:26 am |

    That’s not the ‘real’ Mr. Met. Mr. Met has the number of the year on his back…2008=08, ect.

  • JAson | October 16, 2008 at 11:34 am |

    A discussion of old-timey college mascots would not be complete without the orginal Brutus Buckeye!

    http://champdesreves...

  • Rich | October 16, 2008 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”295090″]Big Tampa Bay Bucs news! The Orange unis will be worn again as a Throwback! Bucco Bruce is back, baybee!

    http://www2.tbo.com/...

    Hurrah for creamsicles!

  • Dwight | October 16, 2008 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”295130″][quote comment=”295090″]Big Tampa Bay Bucs news! The Orange unis will be worn again as a Throwback! Bucco Bruce is back, baybee!

    http://www2.tbo.com/...

    Hurrah for creamsicles![/quote]

    LOVE the creamsicles!

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”295131″][quote comment=”295130″][quote comment=”295090″]Big Tampa Bay Bucs news! The Orange unis will be worn again as a Throwback! Bucco Bruce is back, baybee!

    http://www2.tbo.com/...

    Hurrah for creamsicles![/quote]

    LOVE the creamsicles![/quote]

    so…imo guess that also means a return to bucco bruce helmets???

    this look was freakin sweet

  • Juan Grande | October 16, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”295110″]IN reference to the MLB cap (the Indians one Paul Posted)

    I used to work for a sports hat retailer, and some of the designs that NEW ERA (or New Error what we called them when they did some of their “fashion” caps), were truly off the wall…

    currently, they are selling these http://www.lids.com/...

    and if you poke around that web site, you’ll see even more attrocities against sports fashion kind…

    (no wonder there is no loyalty….as long as your fitted rocks with your clothes…who cares…)[/quote]

    People must buy those horrible hats or else New Era wouldn’t be making them. I’ve never seen one in public but maybe the rap star customer base keeps it alive.

  • PK | October 16, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    its not just that people buy them….people buy anything…at nearly $50 a pop (and less than $4 to produce….) New Era is raking in the the dough…so even when they are clearanced out @ 10-15 dollars, they are stll making a huge disgusting profit…

    Most of the people who bought these used to match just as crazy clothing…as someone has pointed out….

    its a long standing tradition of using humans as living billboards (and the people stupid enough to buy into it)

  • PK | October 16, 2008 at 12:05 pm |

    …and a side note: looks like the 2009 BB Classic (HA!) wont be changing their caps (or entries)

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

  • John English | October 16, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    The Diamondbacks’ single-A affiliate, the Visalia Oaks, have rebranded themselves as the Visalia Rawhide.

    I get it, Rawhide like the cover of a baseball, and like cattle, since the area’s big dairy country. Good lookin’ hat but I feel like I’ve seen the logo somewhere before – anyone know?

    http://www.oaksbaseb...

  • Mike | October 16, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    I can’t say I have ever seen this before, One President, two different jerseys…I guess the Red Wings expect him to pass the other along to 41…

    http://www.whitehous...

  • John English | October 16, 2008 at 12:08 pm |

    Here’s a better link to the Visalia stuff. Specifically, I feel like I’ve seen that circle-R logo or something very close to it before.

    http://web.minorleag...

  • Kevin M. | October 16, 2008 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”295136″]The Diamondbacks’ single-A affiliate, the Visalia Oaks, have rebranded themselves as the Visalia Rawhide.

    I get it, Rawhide like the cover of a baseball, and like cattle, since the area’s big dairy country. Good lookin’ hat but I feel like I’ve seen the logo somewhere before – anyone know?

    http://www.oaksbaseb...

    Kinda looks like the old Winn Dixie beef logo…or was that the USDA logo used in like the late 80’s early 90’s

  • PK | October 16, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    Oklahoma Wranglers of the Arena football leauge

    http://images.google...

  • Kevin M. | October 16, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”295138″]Here’s a better link to the Visalia stuff. Specifically, I feel like I’ve seen that circle-R logo or something very close to it before.

    http://web.minorleag...

    The circle R looks like the Rawlings logo…the VO logo looks like the old Winn Dixie logo.

  • Tree Missile | October 16, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”295117″]anyone know of a good football uniform building website?

    like as good as this… or maybe even bette?

    http://www.footballa...

    http://www.niketeam....

    If you can stand the creep.

  • Kevin M. | October 16, 2008 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”295141″][quote comment=”295138″]Here’s a better link to the Visalia stuff. Specifically, I feel like I’ve seen that circle-R logo or something very close to it before.

    http://web.minorleag...

    The circle R looks like the Rawlings logo…the VO logo looks like the old Winn Dixie logo.[/quote]

    Here is an exmaple of the Rawlings logo

    http://images.channe...

  • JTH | October 16, 2008 at 12:14 pm |

    Deadspin is also reporting the decapitation of Mr. Met.
    http://deadspin.com/...

  • JTH | October 16, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    And speaking of bad old-timey mascots, I give you Hoosier Pride!

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”295125″][quote comment=”295119″]From the “Adventures in High School Unis” department… Blytheville (AR) played at Greene County Tech last Friday night. Here in northeast Arkansas, the ubiquitous bermuda football fields are turning brown, so Tech dyed their playing field green. The only problem is that whatever Tech used on the field wouldn’t come out of Blytheville’s white pants! So the Chickasaws now have about 25 pair of lime-freakin’-green football pants!

    My wife gave Blytheville’s coach some tips on how to get the “green” out… if those tips don’t work, looks like we’ll be seeing this look on the road the rest of the year…[/quote]

    I have alot of family in Wynne and Forrest City!

    My cousin’s wife actually teaches at/in Paragould![/quote]

    Here we are, fishing in the water hazard at the Wynne/Forresy City Filed Club…yes, the Water Hazard!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Here is the club champ:
    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Here is the head surgeon/maintenance man at the local hospital in Memphis:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    BTW, I too love the Bucs creamsicles!

  • PK | October 16, 2008 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”295138″]Here’s a better link to the Visalia stuff. Specifically, I feel like I’ve seen that circle-R logo or something very close to it before.

    http://web.minorleag...

    try this better one of the the OK Wranglers

    http://www.nationalc...

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 12:17 pm |

    dammit, Forrest City Field Club

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”295137″]I can’t say I have ever seen this before, One President, two different jerseys…I guess the Red Wings expect him to pass the other along to 41…

    http://www.whitehous...

    fuck that…he’s keepin it

  • Jason MI | October 16, 2008 at 12:22 pm |

    Looks like there is a new football league trying to give it a go next year…

    http://www.lflus.com...

  • chance | October 16, 2008 at 12:28 pm |

    Here’s another old-timey mascot for you – the original Bucky Badger costumed mascot from 1949.

  • Justin in AR | October 16, 2008 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”295148″]dammit, Forrest City Field Club[/quote]

    Hey, I’ve played there! My cousin used to be a coach for the football team there in Forrest City and we played that course one day when I came up to visit. Small world.

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”295146″]Here is the club champ:
    http://i256.photobuc...

    i hear that place is restricted, matt, so don’t tell ‘em you’re jewish, okay?

  • fluxcap | October 16, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    I posted this late last night after the Phils one, so thought I’d repost it today:

    I have to say the League Champion hats are interesting this year. They need to get rid of the New Era logo, I personally can’t stand when they put it on the side of the hat like that. I like the WS trophy on the back and the white panel front is nice, but…that front logo just doesn’t work. First of all, it doesn’t have the League the team was from, which just seems weird to me. Second, the logo looks like they slapped it on with velcro. It didn’t look much better on the players heads either, but anyway go Phils!

  • tom farley | October 16, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    Remember Paul, the Wonders were actually once the Oneders. Worked out alright for them.
    “It’s very important that you don’t stink today!”
    “I make no guarantees!”

    Ol Goaler, that’s funny about the lime-green pants. It reminds me of the Colts not painting the worn-out Memorial Stadium field late in the season, and Bill Curry saying they called it their Astrodirt.

    Thanks for unearthing the Shea pics, Bill Heatley!

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”295155″]Thanks for unearthing the Shea pics, Bill Heatley![/quote]

    who the hell is bill heatley?

  • tom farley | October 16, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    Here’s another old-timey mascot for you – the original Bucky Badger costumed mascot from 1949.
    I didn’t know steroids were around back then …

    Thanks for sharing, Chance. here’s a shot of Bucky going in for six circa 1957:

    http://www.wisconsin...

    The caption says the opponent is Ohio State, but I will wait for Ricko to confirm that thin stripes atop the shoulder pads were worn by TOSU.

  • tom farley | October 16, 2008 at 1:04 pm |

    who the hell is bill heatley?
    Damn, Phil, they’re pictures of Shea. So if you don’t know, then I definitely don’t. ;-)

  • JTH | October 16, 2008 at 1:07 pm |

    I caught an episode of “Ace of Cakes” the other night where a couple requested a Stanley Cup cake for their wedding reception. I managed to get some decent screen grabs:

    http://farm4.static....
    http://farm4.static....
    http://farm4.static....
    http://farm4.static....
    http://farm4.static....

    I found that whole portion of the episode on YouTube as well:
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Chris in Nashville | October 16, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”295118″]I don’t know, there’s been some horrid ones,

    http://www.hatland.c...
    http://www.hatland.c...

    but also, some great ones that I do feel are more a template for an art piece that embraces the city

    http://images.google...

    Good God!
    http://www.hatland.c...

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”295153″][quote comment=”295146″]Here is the club champ:
    http://i256.photobuc...

    i hear that place is restricted, matt, so don’t tell ‘em you’re jewish, okay?[/quote]

    Huh???

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

  • Justin in AR | October 16, 2008 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”295159″]I caught an episode of “Ace of Cakes” the other night where a couple requested a Stanley Cup cake for their wedding reception. I managed to get some decent screen grabs:

    http://farm4.static....
    http://farm4.static....
    http://farm4.static....
    http://farm4.static....
    http://farm4.static....

    I found that whole portion of the episode on YouTube as well:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    And they’re Capitals fans… So I guess they didn’t get to take the cake home.

  • Alex | October 16, 2008 at 1:14 pm |

    Re: Mr Met in the spin room

    I was watching that last night and thought it was great. I figured it was “Daily Show” thing but then noticed that he was accompanied by Triumph the Insult Comic Dog (and the hand up his ass, Robert Smigel). I’m not sure if Triumph is still a regular on Conan O’Brien but I would think the segment they were filming will show up there.

  • Marty | October 16, 2008 at 1:15 pm |

    Can I get info on how to get those drawings of the ladies? My soon-to-be wife (man, that sounds crazy!) would look great in a Sunnyvale (TPB) hockey jersey.

    I can’t believe the helmet carts are hideous Cool-flos.

    I prefer the Texan’s with the red sock. It goes better with the red numbers.

  • JAson | October 16, 2008 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”295157″]Here’s another old-timey mascot for you – the original Bucky Badger costumed mascot from 1949.
    I didn’t know steroids were around back then …

    Thanks for sharing, Chance. here’s a shot of Bucky going in for six circa 1957:

    http://www.wisconsin...

    The caption says the opponent is Ohio State, but I will wait for Ricko to confirm that thin stripes atop the shoulder pads were worn by TOSU.[/quote]

    No need to wait…

    http://sportsdesigne...

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”295160″][quote comment=”295118″]I don’t know, there’s been some horrid ones,

    http://www.hatland.c...
    http://www.hatland.c...

    but also, some great ones that I do feel are more a template for an art piece that embraces the city

    http://images.google...

    Good God!
    http://www.hatland.c...

    New Era never ceases to amaze me!!!

    However, I can’t blame them…if there wasn’t a market for them, then they wouldn’t be produced!

    It’s good business, no matter how gross they might be.

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”295164″]Can I get info on how to get those drawings of the ladies? My soon-to-be wife (man, that sounds crazy!) would look great in a Sunnyvale (TPB) hockey jersey.

    I can’t believe the helmet carts are hideous Cool-flos.

    I prefer the Texan’s with the red sock. It goes better with the red numbers.[/quote]

    I agree…about the sock part!

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”295161″][quote comment=”295153″][quote comment=”295146″]Here is the club champ:
    http://i256.photobuc...

    i hear that place is restricted, matt, so don’t tell ‘em you’re jewish, okay?[/quote]

    Huh???

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    and here i thought you of all people could quote caddyshack line and verse

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”295146″][quote comment=”295125″][quote comment=”295119″]From the “Adventures in High School Unis” department… Blytheville (AR) played at Greene County Tech last Friday night. Here in northeast Arkansas, the ubiquitous bermuda football fields are turning brown, so Tech dyed their playing field green. The only problem is that whatever Tech used on the field wouldn’t come out of Blytheville’s white pants! So the Chickasaws now have about 25 pair of lime-freakin’-green football pants!

    My wife gave Blytheville’s coach some tips on how to get the “green” out… if those tips don’t work, looks like we’ll be seeing this look on the road the rest of the year…[/quote]

    I have alot of family in Wynne and Forrest City!

    My cousin’s wife actually teaches at/in Paragould![/quote]

    Here we are, fishing in the water hazard at the Wynne/Forresy City Filed Club…yes, the Water Hazard!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Here is the club champ:
    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Here is the head surgeon/maintenance man at the local hospital in Memphis:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    BTW, I too love the Bucs creamsicles![/quote]

    Oh no,

    HERE is the Head Surgeon/Maintenance Director:

    http://i256.photobuc...

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”295168″][quote comment=”295161″][quote comment=”295153″][quote comment=”295146″]Here is the club champ:
    http://i256.photobuc...

    i hear that place is restricted, matt, so don’t tell ‘em you’re jewish, okay?[/quote]

    Huh???

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    and here i thought you of all people could quote caddyshack line and verse[/quote]

    You should have called me Wang and I would have gotten it!

    http://img.photobuck...

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote]You should have called me Wang and I would have gotten it![/quote]

    isn’t that what you said to larry craig?

  • Maks | October 16, 2008 at 1:35 pm |

    Here’s the video!

    Off with his Head!!

  • Maks | October 16, 2008 at 1:36 pm |

    aw that didnt work!

    Poor guy

  • Ricko | October 16, 2008 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”295169″][quote comment=”295146″][quote comment=”295125″][quote comment=”295119″]From the “Adventures in High School Unis” department… Blytheville (AR) played at Greene County Tech last Friday night. Here in northeast Arkansas, the ubiquitous bermuda football fields are turning brown, so Tech dyed their playing field green. The only problem is that whatever Tech used on the field wouldn’t come out of Blytheville’s white pants! So the Chickasaws now have about 25 pair of lime-freakin’-green football pants!

    My wife gave Blytheville’s coach some tips on how to get the “green” out… if those tips don’t work, looks like we’ll be seeing this look on the road the rest of the year…[/quote]

    I have alot of family in Wynne and Forrest City!

    My cousin’s wife actually teaches at/in Paragould![/quote]

    Here we are, fishing in the water hazard at the Wynne/Forresy City Filed Club…yes, the Water Hazard!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Here is the club champ:
    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Here is the head surgeon/maintenance man at the local hospital in Memphis:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    BTW, I too love the Bucs creamsicles![/quote]

    Oh no,

    HERE is the Head Surgeon/Maintenance Director:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Practicing vasectomy techniques for certification by the state penal system?

  • Al | October 16, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”295136″]Good lookin’ hat but I feel like I’ve seen the logo somewhere before – anyone know?

    http://www.oaksbaseb...
    The Arizona Wranglers of the USFL?

    http://www.usfl.info...

  • Pat | October 16, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”295105″]Observations about the new bullpen carts: The home page shows an Angels cart, and they apparently now play at Dodgers Stadium? I assume the vehicles would be used at home, but the Indians helmet is the away design. I’m pretty sure Tampa Bay has dropped the “Devil” part of the name, right? They did manage to use Coolflo helmets though. I’m sure there are other imperfections, but the chin strap buttons are a nice touch![/quote]

    On top of that the Red Sox don’t have a cool flo helmet.

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”295174″][quote comment=”295169″]Oh no,

    HERE is the Head Surgeon/Maintenance Director:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Practicing vasectomy techniques for certification by the state penal system?[/quote]

    well, mr. powers would certainly be the go-to guy for that, “father time”

  • tom farley | October 16, 2008 at 1:51 pm |

    You should have called me Wang and I would have gotten it!
    Any mention of Chien-Ming Wang gets a round of bad Dangerfield imitations going at my office.

    Thanks for the link, JAson.

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”295174″][quote comment=”295169″][quote comment=”295146″][quote comment=”295125″][quote comment=”295119″]From the “Adventures in High School Unis” department… Blytheville (AR) played at Greene County Tech last Friday night. Here in northeast Arkansas, the ubiquitous bermuda football fields are turning brown, so Tech dyed their playing field green. The only problem is that whatever Tech used on the field wouldn’t come out of Blytheville’s white pants! So the Chickasaws now have about 25 pair of lime-freakin’-green football pants!

    My wife gave Blytheville’s coach some tips on how to get the “green” out… if those tips don’t work, looks like we’ll be seeing this look on the road the rest of the year…[/quote]

    I have alot of family in Wynne and Forrest City!

    My cousin’s wife actually teaches at/in Paragould![/quote]

    Here we are, fishing in the water hazard at the Wynne/Forresy City Filed Club…yes, the Water Hazard!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Here is the club champ:
    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Here is the head surgeon/maintenance man at the local hospital in Memphis:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    BTW, I too love the Bucs creamsicles![/quote]

    Oh no,

    HERE is the Head Surgeon/Maintenance Director:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Practicing vasectomy techniques for certification by the state penal system?[/quote]

    Penal or penile, Ricko?

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”295177″][quote comment=”295174″][quote comment=”295169″]Oh no,

    HERE is the Head Surgeon/Maintenance Director:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Practicing vasectomy techniques for certification by the state penal system?[/quote]

    well, mr. powers would certainly be the go-to guy for that, “father time”[/quote]

    Trying for a comeback but I’m drawing a blank.

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”295180″]Trying for a comeback but I’m drawing shooting a blank.[/quote]

    (fixed)

  • u2-horn | October 16, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”295171″][quote]You should have called me Wang and I would have gotten it![/quote]

    isn’t that what you said to larry craig?[/quote]

    http://i303.photobuc...

  • KF | October 16, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”295104″]You got to bowl at the Holler House??!? I’m sooo jealous!! I’ve wanted to go there for years. One of these days, I gotta make that trip.

    Also see from the photos that you’re a southpaw. You know we’re the only ones in our right mind. Thank you, I’ll be here all week! The 10:30 show’s different than the 8:30 show!

    Seriously, being a left handed bowler can be tough. There’s some guys who don’t take too kindly to lefties. I could tell ya stories…[/quote]

    Yes, you lefties get an unmolested oil pattern in the third game while the rest of use have moved dozens of boards because of the lanes breaking down. It’s not being unkind, it’s jealousy!

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 2:50 pm |

    Back to Eunuch-Watch, I mean Uni-Watch!

    Check LT’s new signature cleat for ’09:

    http://images.yuku.c...

    http://images.yuku.c...

    http://images.yuku.c...

    http://images.yuku.c...

    The super-smart designers at Nike wanted to place a sneaky #21 into his signature shoe.

    If you turn your head 90 degrees to the left and look at the horizontal stripes, you will then see them as vertical, thus making the 21 visible!

    Imagine if we really looked into the diamond plate
    or camo print backwards under a blacklight while listening to Dark Side of The Moon!

  • nicole | October 16, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”295125″][quote comment=”295119″]From the “Adventures in High School Unis” department… Blytheville (AR) played at Greene County Tech last Friday night. Here in northeast Arkansas, the ubiquitous bermuda football fields are turning brown, so Tech dyed their playing field green. The only problem is that whatever Tech used on the field wouldn’t come out of Blytheville’s white pants! So the Chickasaws now have about 25 pair of lime-freakin’-green football pants!

    My wife gave Blytheville’s coach some tips on how to get the “green” out… if those tips don’t work, looks like we’ll be seeing this look on the road the rest of the year…[/quote]

    I have alot of family in Wynne and Forrest City!

    My cousin’s wife actually teaches at/in Paragould![/quote]

    My ex is the managing editor of the Wynne Progress

  • Chris in Nashville | October 16, 2008 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”295184″]Back to Eunuch-Watch, I mean Uni-Watch!

    Check LT’s new signature cleat for ’09:

    http://images.yuku.c...

    http://images.yuku.c...

    http://images.yuku.c...

    http://images.yuku.c...

    The super-smart designers at Nike wanted to place a sneaky #21 into his signature shoe.

    If you turn your head 90 degrees to the left and look at the horizontal stripes, you will then see them as vertical, thus making the 21 visible!

    Imagine if we really looked into the diamond plate
    or camo print backwards under a blacklight while listening to Dark Side of The Moon![/quote]

    Everyone in my office is looking at me now, bewildered. Thanks Matt.

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 3:09 pm |

    Nicole:

    It really is a small world.

    Chris:

    You took the bait, I see!

  • Michael Princip | October 16, 2008 at 3:11 pm |

    No, that’s not Abe Vigoda, just the Seattle Seahawks mascot circa 1979:

    http://www.greenglar...

  • Ricko | October 16, 2008 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”295186″][quote comment=”295184″]Back to Eunuch-Watch, I mean Uni-Watch!

    Check LT’s new signature cleat for ’09:

    http://images.yuku.c...

    http://images.yuku.c...

    http://images.yuku.c...

    http://images.yuku.c...

    The super-smart designers at Nike wanted to place a sneaky #21 into his signature shoe.

    If you turn your head 90 degrees to the left and look at the horizontal stripes, you will then see them as vertical, thus making the 21 visible!

    Imagine if we really looked into the diamond plate
    or camo print backwards under a blacklight while listening to Dark Side of The Moon![/quote]

    Everyone in my office is looking at me now, bewildered. Thanks Matt.[/quote]

    Maybe if you stopped shouting, “I see it! I see the 21!!! I really DO !!!”

  • floormaster squeeze | October 16, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    Can’t believe you were in Whitelaw. Getting pretty close to where I grew up. I think you would have appreciated Dartball and the unis (bowling like unis mostly). Whitelaw used to host a big Dartball tournament.

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 3:36 pm |

    quote comment=\”295188\”]No, that\’s not Abe Vigoda, just the Seattle Seahawks mascot circa 1979:

    http://www.greenglar...

    Sam the Eagle from the Muppet Show!

    Shouting \”I see it, I see it\”, like Mr. Pitt, Elaine\’s boss before Peterman:

    http://upload.wikime...

  • Jonathan Sluss | October 16, 2008 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”295136″]The Diamondbacks’ single-A affiliate, the Visalia Oaks, have rebranded themselves as the Visalia Rawhide.

    I get it, Rawhide like the cover of a baseball, and like cattle, since the area’s big dairy country. Good lookin’ hat but I feel like I’ve seen the logo somewhere before – anyone know?

    http://www.oaksbaseb...

    That’s too bad, I’ll miss the angry squirrel the oaks had as their old logo. Might have to see if I can get a hat before they stop selling them since my in-laws live there.

    Rawhide does seem to be a great name since the effervescent smell of cow permeates through Visalia (but not as bad as Tulare a few miles away).

  • Scott Little | October 16, 2008 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”295183″][quote comment=”295104″]You got to bowl at the Holler House??!? I’m sooo jealous!! I’ve wanted to go there for years. One of these days, I gotta make that trip.

    Also see from the photos that you’re a southpaw. You know we’re the only ones in our right mind. Thank you, I’ll be here all week! The 10:30 show’s different than the 8:30 show!

    Seriously, being a left handed bowler can be tough. There’s some guys who don’t take too kindly to lefties. I could tell ya stories…[/quote]

    Yes, you lefties get an unmolested oil pattern in the third game while the rest of use have moved dozens of boards because of the lanes breaking down. It’s not being unkind, it’s jealousy![/quote]

    Right handers are bowlers.

    Left handers just throw the ball…

    :)

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”295188″]No, that’s not Abe Vigoda, just the Seattle Seahawks mascot circa 1979:

    http://www.greenglar...

    or Sam the Eagle from “The Muppet Show”:

    http://moviesofmysel...

    “I see it! I see the 21!!! I really DO !!!”

    Mr. Pitt, Elaine’s boss before Peterman, when he stared at “The Magic Eye”:

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Skycat | October 16, 2008 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”295107″]I give you, the Football Bowlers:

    http://www.shorpy.co...
    For some reason, reminds me of this:
    http://www.imdb.com/...

  • scott | October 16, 2008 at 4:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”295138″]Here’s a better link to the Visalia stuff. Specifically, I feel like I’ve seen that circle-R logo or something very close to it before.

    http://web.minorleag...

    Reminiscent of the old Wichita Wranglers cap:

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

  • Ferdinand Cesarano | October 16, 2008 at 4:28 pm |

    PK: I used to work for a sports hat retailer, and some of the designs that NEW ERA (or New Error what we called them when they did some of their “fashion” caps), were truly off the wall…

    currently, they are selling these

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

    While I certainly don’t like the busy, multi-coloured fashion caps, I like the Twisted series a lot.

    I think most fans dig many teams, even if they have one “main” club. I could imagine a transplant to a new city having feelings both for his childhood club and for the club in his new city.

    Also, for fans of specific players (or managers), this style is great. For example, the hat that you showed, a Cards hat in A’s colours, is one that any fan of Tony LaRussa will have to have. There are any number of hats like that which will appeal to fans of players strongly associated with two clubs (Griffey, Jr.; Reggie; Bonds; etc.).

    Finally, there is the cross-sport allegience that many people have. That red Tigers cap, for instance, would be entirely appropriate for a fan who likes both the Tigers and the Red Wings.

  • The Hemogoblin | October 16, 2008 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”295186″][quote comment=”295184″]Back to Eunuch-Watch, I mean Uni-Watch!

    Check LT’s new signature cleat for ’09:

    http://images.yuku.c...

    http://images.yuku.c...

    http://images.yuku.c...

    http://images.yuku.c...

    The super-smart designers at Nike wanted to place a sneaky #21 into his signature shoe.

    If you turn your head 90 degrees to the left and look at the horizontal stripes, you will then see them as vertical, thus making the 21 visible!

    Imagine if we really looked into the diamond plate
    or camo print backwards under a blacklight while listening to Dark Side of The Moon![/quote]

    Everyone in my office is looking at me now, bewildered. Thanks Matt.[/quote]

    … yeah, and my roommate thinks I’m retarded now… Gee…

  • The Hemogoblin | October 16, 2008 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”295197″]PK: I used to work for a sports hat retailer, and some of the designs that NEW ERA (or New Error what we called them when they did some of their “fashion” caps), were truly off the wall…

    currently, they are selling these

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

    While I certainly don’t like the busy, multi-coloured fashion caps, I like the Twisted series a lot.

    I think most fans dig many teams, even if they have one “main” club. I could imagine a transplant to a new city having feelings both for his childhood club and for the club in his new city.

    Also, for fans of specific players (or managers), this style is great. For example, the hat that you showed, a Cards hat in A’s colours, is one that any fan of Tony LaRussa will have to have. There are any number of hats like that which will appeal to fans of players strongly associated with two clubs (Griffey, Jr.; Reggie; Bonds; etc.).

    Finally, there is the cross-sport allegience that many people have. That red Tigers cap, for instance, would be entirely appropriate for a fan who likes both the Tigers and the Red Wings.[/quote]

    Now, if they have a Red Sox had in Yankees colors…

  • union jack | October 16, 2008 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”295107″]I give you, the Football Bowlers:

    http://www.shorpy.co...

    Nice photo, but those aren’t bowling pins, they’re Indian clubs. They’re exercise equipment, and probably the direct ancestors of those clubs jugglers use.

  • LarenR | October 16, 2008 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”295200″][quote comment=”295107″]I give you, the Football Bowlers:

    http://www.shorpy.co...

    Nice photo, but those aren’t bowling pins, they’re Indian clubs. They’re exercise equipment, and probably the direct ancestors of those clubs jugglers use.[/quote]
    Funny what I miss sometimes…I didn’t even notice the pins. I assumed (and still assume) the Football Bowlers referred to the hats worn in the back row and on the jerseys in the front row.

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote]… yeah, and my roommate thinks I’m retarded now… Gee…[/quote]

    now?

    .

    .

    .

    .

    ;)

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”295202″][quote]… yeah, and my roommate thinks I’m retarded now… Gee…[/quote]

    now?

    .

    .

    .

    .

    ;)[/quote]

    The sad thing is, Hemoglobin still hasn’t even clicked on the LT’s cleats yet!

  • Jamie | October 16, 2008 at 4:57 pm |

    “As always, proprietress Marcy Skowronski was a total sweetheart.”

    She has to be the cutest old lady I’ve ever seen. And that’s saying something, because my great-grandma is named Ruby, takes pictures of flowers, and she giggles at EVERYTHING. Oh, and she’s 94.

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 5:03 pm |

    This is going to be blasphemy…using one of Paul’s pics to teach about the evil empire but…

    http://farm4.static....

    Did you know that in Nike’s infancy, the original name of the company was “Blue Ribbon Sports”?

    http://www.nike.com/...
    http://thelongestlis...

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote]The sad thing is, Hemoglobin still hasn’t even clicked on the LT’s cleats yet![/quote]

    yeah…um…it’s THE hemo GOBLIN

    he gets upset when you mess up his name

  • Boots Day | October 16, 2008 at 5:10 pm |

    While the bullpen buggy pics are very cool, the dates on that site are a bit off. There’s a photo of Willie Stargell and Brooks Robinson, allegedly at the 1972 World Series, except those two players faced off in the 1971 Series. There’s also a shot of the A’s and Dodgers buggies together, supposedly in 1973, but I suspect it’s actually from the 1974 World Series.

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”295206″][quote]The sad thing is, Hemoglobin still hasn’t even clicked on the LT’s cleats yet![/quote]

    yeah…um…it’s THE hemo GOBLIN

    he gets upset when you mess up his name[/quote]

    I guess I had a brain CLOT, Sorry, Hemo!

  • John Livewell | October 16, 2008 at 5:31 pm |

    Can someone help me?

    I have an authentic Phillies alternate cream coolbase jersey. How do I wash it? I don’t see a wash-tag and I don’t want to ruin it? I have the jersey personalized to my name and number.

    Can someone advise?

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”295209″]Can someone help me?

    I have an authentic Phillies alternate cream coolbase jersey. How do I wash it? I don’t see a wash-tag and I don’t want to ruin it? I have the jersey personalized to my name and number.

    Can someone advise?[/quote]

    i checked out a couple sites, but none specific to mlb authentic cool-bases, but all advise to machine wash (didn’t say warm or cool, but to be safe i’d set it low)…the stuff’s pretty durable so i’d imagine a ‘gentle’ detergent and the washing machine would be fine…

    if you’re worried about shrinkage…then you might not wanna put it in the dryer… but i don’t think it would shrink (it being 100% polyester or whatever it is)…

    hope this helps

  • John Livewell | October 16, 2008 at 5:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”295210″][quote comment=”295209″]Can someone help me?

    I have an authentic Phillies alternate cream coolbase jersey. How do I wash it? I don’t see a wash-tag and I don’t want to ruin it? I have the jersey personalized to my name and number.

    Can someone advise?[/quote]

    i checked out a couple sites, but none specific to mlb authentic cool-bases, but all advise to machine wash (didn’t say warm or cool, but to be safe i’d set it low)…the stuff’s pretty durable so i’d imagine a ‘gentle’ detergent and the washing machine would be fine…

    if you’re worried about shrinkage…then you might not wanna put it in the dryer… but i don’t think it would shrink (it being 100% polyester or whatever it is)…

    hope this helps[/quote]

    Thank you very much…

  • The Hemogoblin | October 16, 2008 at 6:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”295202″][quote]… yeah, and my roommate thinks I’m retarded now… Gee…[/quote]

    now?

    .

    .

    .

    .

    ;)[/quote]

    Back, fiend.

    [quote comment=”295203″][quote comment=”295202″][quote]… yeah, and my roommate thinks I’m retarded now… Gee…[/quote]

    now?

    .

    .

    .

    .

    ;)[/quote]

    The sad thing is, Hemoglobin still hasn’t even clicked on the LT’s cleats yet![/quote]

    Two things:

    1) It’s HemogOBLin… but good to know you found where I derived it from

    2) I’d clicked it… and then I looked the wrong way… 12??

  • The Hemogoblin | October 16, 2008 at 6:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”295208″][quote comment=”295206″][quote]The sad thing is, Hemoglobin still hasn’t even clicked on the LT’s cleats yet![/quote]

    yeah…um…it’s THE hemo GOBLIN

    he gets upset when you mess up his name[/quote]

    I guess I had a brain CLOT, Sorry, Hemo![/quote]

    Constipation of the keyboard?

  • MPowers1634 | October 16, 2008 at 7:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”295213″][quote comment=”295208″][quote comment=”295206″][quote]The sad thing is, Hemoglobin still hasn’t even clicked on the LT’s cleats yet![/quote]

    yeah…um…it’s THE hemo GOBLIN

    he gets upset when you mess up his name[/quote]

    I guess I had a brain CLOT, Sorry, Hemo![/quote]

    Constipation of the keyboard?[/quote]

    That is, but one of my maladies!

    HG, are you out in Eugene, at the U of O?

  • The Hemogoblin | October 16, 2008 at 7:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”295214″][quote comment=”295213″][quote comment=”295208″][quote comment=”295206″][quote]The sad thing is, Hemoglobin still hasn’t even clicked on the LT’s cleats yet![/quote]

    yeah…um…it’s THE hemo GOBLIN

    he gets upset when you mess up his name[/quote]

    I guess I had a brain CLOT, Sorry, Hemo![/quote]

    Constipation of the keyboard?[/quote]

    That is, but one of my maladies!

    HG, are you out in Eugene, at the U of O?[/quote]

    Matter of fact, yeah.

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 7:58 pm |

    so…in about 4 hours…

    there gone be a big ol partay in st. pete?

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 8:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”295120″]Paul –

    your no mas banner doesn’t link to their site[/quote]

    it used to…

    no mas?

  • Kevin M. | October 16, 2008 at 9:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”295216″]so…in about 4 hours…

    there gone be a big ol partay in st. pete?[/quote]

    The way it is looking now? Hell yes there will be and I can’t wait.

  • Jordan Pope | October 16, 2008 at 9:32 pm |

    got some more Revo speed catalog pics one of the youth variety though same styling and the other is the facemask options

    http://i193.photobuc...

    http://i193.photobuc...

  • Jordan Pope | October 16, 2008 at 9:33 pm |
  • KF | October 16, 2008 at 10:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”295193″][quote comment=”295183″][quote comment=”295104″]You got to bowl at the Holler House??!? I’m sooo jealous!! I’ve wanted to go there for years. One of these days, I gotta make that trip.

    Also see from the photos that you’re a southpaw. You know we’re the only ones in our right mind. Thank you, I’ll be here all week! The 10:30 show’s different than the 8:30 show!

    Seriously, being a left handed bowler can be tough. There’s some guys who don’t take too kindly to lefties. I could tell ya stories…[/quote]

    Yes, you lefties get an unmolested oil pattern in the third game while the rest of use have moved dozens of boards because of the lanes breaking down. It’s not being unkind, it’s jealousy![/quote]

    Right handers are bowlers.

    Left handers just throw the ball…

    :)[/quote]

    Amen to that!

  • LI Phil | October 16, 2008 at 10:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”295218″][quote comment=”295216″]so…in about 4 hours…

    there gone be a big ol partay in st. pete?[/quote]

    The way it is looking now? Hell yes there will be and I can’t wait.[/quote]

    9 outs to glory

  • Justin in AR | October 16, 2008 at 11:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”295222″][quote comment=”295218″][quote comment=”295216″]so…in about 4 hours…

    there gone be a big ol partay in st. pete?[/quote]

    The way it is looking now? Hell yes there will be and I can’t wait.[/quote]

    9 outs to glory[/quote]

    Man, I’m in delay, think I may just go live. The Rays are looking really good, though.

  • tim | October 16, 2008 at 11:13 pm |

    Last night after the game Charlie Manual had the Phillies game hat with the World Series logo on it.

  • The Hemogoblin | October 16, 2008 at 11:49 pm |

    Paul, you confused the hell out of my grandmother with the … inconspicuous … letter.

  • Kevin M. | October 17, 2008 at 12:01 am |

    [quote comment=”295223″][quote comment=”295222″][quote comment=”295218″][quote comment=”295216″]so…in about 4 hours…

    there gone be a big ol partay in st. pete?[/quote]

    The way it is looking now? Hell yes there will be and I can’t wait.[/quote]

    9 outs to glory[/quote]

    Man, I’m in delay, think I may just go live. The Rays are looking really good, though.[/quote]

    Ah the bullpen blows it tonight…that’s the Rays that I have known and loved for the past 10 years. Hope they can pull this out in extra innings. Thank God I don’t have to work tomorrow.

  • LI Phil | October 17, 2008 at 12:18 am |

    that one’s gonna sting a little…

  • Ramsay Pants | October 17, 2008 at 1:48 am |

    [quote comment=”295222″][quote comment=”295218″][quote comment=”295216″]so…in about 4 hours…

    there gone be a big ol partay in st. pete?[/quote]

    The way it is looking now? Hell yes there will be and I can’t wait.[/quote]

    9 outs to glory[/quote]

    Uhh, not so much.

  • Husul | October 17, 2008 at 2:42 am |

    What came first, The Sabres or the Pow-wow logo?

    http://www.canada-ph...

  • Frank | October 17, 2008 at 8:24 am |

    Paul,
    Is that a genuine vintage Coke machine in your apartment? Does it come with real glass bottles?

  • Paul Lukas | October 17, 2008 at 8:28 am |

    [quote comment=”295231″]Paul,
    Is that a genuine vintage Coke machine in your apartment?[/quote]

    Yes. Further details here:
    http://www.core77.co...

  • ScottyJ in WV | October 17, 2008 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”295183″][quote comment=”295104″]You got to bowl at the Holler House??!? I’m sooo jealous!! I’ve wanted to go there for years. One of these days, I gotta make that trip.

    Also see from the photos that you’re a southpaw. You know we’re the only ones in our right mind. Thank you, I’ll be here all week! The 10:30 show’s different than the 8:30 show!

    Seriously, being a left handed bowler can be tough. There’s some guys who don’t take too kindly to lefties. I could tell ya stories…[/quote]

    Yes, you lefties get an unmolested oil pattern in the third game while the rest of use have moved dozens of boards because of the lanes breaking down. It’s not being unkind, it’s jealousy![/quote]

    See!!??! Exhibit A….

  • ScottyJ in WV | October 17, 2008 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”295193″][quote comment=”295183″][quote comment=”295104″]You got to bowl at the Holler House??!? I’m sooo jealous!! I’ve wanted to go there for years. One of these days, I gotta make that trip.

    Also see from the photos that you’re a southpaw. You know we’re the only ones in our right mind. Thank you, I’ll be here all week! The 10:30 show’s different than the 8:30 show!

    Seriously, being a left handed bowler can be tough. There’s some guys who don’t take too kindly to lefties. I could tell ya stories…[/quote]

    Yes, you lefties get an unmolested oil pattern in the third game while the rest of use have moved dozens of boards because of the lanes breaking down. It’s not being unkind, it’s jealousy![/quote]

    Right handers are bowlers.

    Left handers just throw the ball…

    :)[/quote]

    Exhibit B…….oh brother……. ;)

  • ScottyJ in WV | October 17, 2008 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”295221″][quote comment=”295193″][quote comment=”295183″][quote comment=”295104″]You got to bowl at the Holler House??!? I’m sooo jealous!! I’ve wanted to go there for years. One of these days, I gotta make that trip.

    Also see from the photos that you’re a southpaw. You know we’re the only ones in our right mind. Thank you, I’ll be here all week! The 10:30 show’s different than the 8:30 show!

    Seriously, being a left handed bowler can be tough. There’s some guys who don’t take too kindly to lefties. I could tell ya stories…[/quote]

    Yes, you lefties get an unmolested oil pattern in the third game while the rest of use have moved dozens of boards because of the lanes breaking down. It’s not being unkind, it’s jealousy![/quote]

    Right handers are bowlers.

    Left handers just throw the ball…

    :)[/quote]

    Amen to that![/quote]

    aaaaaaand Exhibit C.

    It’s cool. Y’all are just jealous of my extensive bowling acumen. :0)

  • ScottyJ in WV | October 17, 2008 at 12:31 pm |

    Now that that’s over, here’s a pic of one of the original WVU Mountaineer mascots….

    http://assets.slate....

    Not too bad actually.