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On the Bright Side, He Probably Pitches Better Than Heilman or Schoeneweis

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Mets reliever Ambiorix Burgos has been on quite a roll lately. First he allegedly beat up his girlfriend. Next came allegations of a fatal hit-and-run, followed by an arrest warrant and three months in the clink while awaiting trial. And now, as you can see in the photo above (taken nine days ago, although I wasn’t aware of it until Nelson Saint pointed it out to me yesterday), it turns out he’s been wearing the wrong team’s cap — and smiling about it! Of course, Burgos is no stranger to cap shenanigans, but this seems like a major breach of etiquette. Can’t the Mets now terminate his contract on the grounds of cuckolding or something?

New ESPN conlumn today — here’s the link.

Raffle Reminder: I’m currently raffling of an Ernie Davis throwback Syracuse helmet from Helmet Hut, just like the ones used in The Express. For details, look here.

Uni Watch News Ticker: The brutal Mr. Met decapitation that I reported yesterday is now up on YouTube. … Big news out of Tampa, where the Bucs plan to wear creamsicle throwbacks next season. … And the Titans may wear Oilers throwbacks. … Nicole Haase tipped me wise to this addictive site, which sells calendars and posters featuring vintage college football graphics (additional examples here, here, here, here, and here). … Also from Nicole: a great Chisox patch and a nice vintage MacGregor ad. … If you insist on referring to hockey jerseys as sweaters, then you’ll want to see this and this (with thanks to Jake Elwell). … Shorpy does it again. … Wanna own John Wooden’s car? You can! … The Tigers are selling off a bunch of authentic stuff tomorrow (with thanks to Brett Crane). … The Diamondbacks’ single-A affiliate, the Visalia Oaks, have renamed themselves the Rawhide and have a new identity system. … Kayce Harris was at Wednesday night’s Nuggets/Jazz preseason game and spotted a few Denver players wearing shinguards. … Startling news from the Meadowlands, where Equipped with Joe the Plumber Skiba now has its own theme song! … Texas Southern’s Willie Parker was having some major nameplate problems last Saturday (with thanks to Chris Mycoskie). … Remember those weird minimalist black uniforms that Oregon wore last season? Looks like they might have a white version this year (good find by Jaison Frank). … George Mason appears to be headed for SODLand.

 

111 comments to On the Bright Side, He Probably Pitches Better Than Heilman or Schoeneweis

  • union jack | October 17, 2008 at 8:39 am |

    “The brutal Mr. Met decapitation that I reported yesterday is now up on YouTube.”

    Got a mention on Olbermann last night, too.

  • Peter | October 17, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    Weren’t we just talking about why NFL teams don’t honor their true pasts?

    I forgot who posted that piece about why the titans don’t wear oilers….

    Now, I want the futuristic jets logo to comeback!!

    I am so excited!

    This is hard to do on a train on a avkberry!

  • Pat | October 17, 2008 at 8:44 am |

    Paul Pierce has been wearing those shin guards for a while.

    Here and here.

  • luke h | October 17, 2008 at 8:47 am |

    those bucs throwbacks will be a little hard on the eyes

  • LI Phil | October 17, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    why exactly does a team (in this case the oilers titans) need to give the nfl a full year to notify them of uni changes?

    is this so the nfl-licensees have time to crank up replica/authentics?

    i mean, srsly, if the titans just broke out oiler throwbacks (say…this ting of beauty)…so long as their uni was ‘opposite’ (white or color) of what the opponent was wearing…what’s the big deal?

    i know the national felon no fun league needs absolute control over every aspect of the minutia surrounding uniform specs and shit, but…would it really be that big of a deal???

  • Adam | October 17, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    Day Late and a dollar short, but apparently the Reds and Mets have something in common.

    Sorry for the cut and paste…can’t get the html today…

    http://video.aol.com...

  • Dane | October 17, 2008 at 8:54 am |

    I thought Bud Adams was on record as being against resurrecting the Oilers name and logo. I would like to hear from him, not Coach Fisher, before I believe this story.

    Also, the article states that 2009 TEN-NYJ will be at “New Meadowlands Stadium”, but that facility will not be ready until 2010. Maybe for true AFL authenticity, they could play the game at Shea! (oh, guess not…)

  • Dwight | October 17, 2008 at 8:55 am |

    http://grfx.cstv.com...

    That’s just his name.

    [quote comment=”295236″]those bucs throwbacks will be a little hard on the eyes[/quote]

    Couldn’t disagree more – can’t wait to see the creamsicles.

  • Jim MI | October 17, 2008 at 8:56 am |

    [quote comment=”295237″]why exactly does a team (in this case the oilers titans) need to give the nfl a full year to notify them of uni changes?

    is this so the nfl-licensees have time to crank up replica/authentics?

    i mean, srsly, if the titans just broke out oiler throwbacks (say…this ting of beauty)…so long as their uni was ‘opposite’ (white or color) of what the opponent was wearing…what’s the big deal?

    i know the national felon no fun league needs absolute control over every aspect of the minutia surrounding uniform specs and shit, but…would it really be that big of a deal???[/quote]

    Phil, the big deal is the NFL probably needs about a year to manufacutre and market the throwbacks so they can sell them… :)

  • LI Phil | October 17, 2008 at 9:00 am |

    [quote comment=”295234″]Now, I want the futuristic jets logo to comeback!![/quote]

    we all want this back, peter…

    well…except maybe for a few dudes in phoenix

  • War Damn Eagle | October 17, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    [quote comment=”295236″]those bucs throwbacks will be a little hard on the eyes[/quote]

    It’s nothing Derrick Brooks hasn’t had to wear before. And, for symmetry’s sake, the Oilers are in this pic, too.

    http://www.bucpower....

    http://www.trunkbunk...

  • Peter | October 17, 2008 at 9:10 am |

    Ha! That’s a good laugh as I sit on this train…

    As long as the jets don’t wear the infamous green throwbacks helmets like in 93…just the good ole Al toon ones!

    Besides, phoenix doesn’t even know that they have a team! In 5 years after they relocate, we’ll be talking about coyotes alternative throwbacks!

    I can t post links! Damn phone! There’s the tappan zee!

  • Jason Gomez | October 17, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    I dont think the titans should be allowed to wear Oilers, they dissed Houston and I still think the Oilers history should have been left and the Texans should have been named the Oilers.

    Also thsoe shinguards look more like knee pads.

  • JK | October 17, 2008 at 9:23 am |

    New Maryland Basketball Unis

  • Hank | October 17, 2008 at 9:25 am |

    Shorpy: Didn’t I see some of those guys in ‘Gangs of New York’?

  • fluxcap | October 17, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”295245″]I dont think the titans should be allowed to wear Oilers, they dissed Houston and I still think the Oilers history should have been left and the Texans should have been named the Oilers.
    [/quote]

    I know it sucks that the Oilers moved, but they were the Oilers in Memphis the first year and 1 year in Nashville, so even the Titans have Oilers throwbacks in their franchise history if you consider them to be a different team once they moved.

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”295244″]Ha! That’s a good laugh as I sit on this train…

    As long as the jets don’t wear the infamous green throwbacks helmets like in 93…just the good ole Al toon ones!

    Besides, phoenix doesn’t even know that they have a team! In 5 years after they relocate, we’ll be talking about coyotes alternative throwbacks!

    I can t post links! Damn phone! There’s the tappan zee![/quote]

    1. Actually, I don’t think the “Al Toon” helmets worked out that well, at least for him.

    2. Tappan Zee, huh…that’s my hood. I’m actually officiating a Tappan Zee fottball game tonight.

    3. Those shin pads are made by McDavid, and Pierce has been wearing them. However, Dwayne(SP) Wade, suit up in that gear as if he’s Iron Man.

    http://www.sportsaut...

    http://i276.photobuc...

    4. I can’t wait to see the Bucs and Oilers gear.

    5. Interesting find. Adidas has been known to create special team edition sneakers, usually basketball shoes. However, I’ve found a shoe, The Supernova, in colrs of those colleges endorsed by Adidas, complete with their logos!

    http://www.eastbay.c...

  • Justin in AR | October 17, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”295233″]”The brutal Mr. Met decapitation that I reported yesterday is now up on YouTube.”

    Got a mention on Olbermann last night, too.[/quote]

    Mr. Met was involved in a Triumph the Insult Comic Dog skit on Conan last night. I don’t know if that was the reason he was there, but Trimuph took advantage. Humped his poor head before he was decapitated. Poor guy.

  • Peter | October 17, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    I can’t stand when people use the history should be left behind…no, if that was the case…the dodgers and giants shouldn’t have taken their names either!

    They are the former oilers and they should wear them

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 9:39 am |
  • Chris in Nashville | October 17, 2008 at 9:39 am |

    [quote comment=”295249″][quote comment=”295244″]Ha! That’s a good laugh as I sit on this train…

    5. Interesting find. Adidas has been known to create special team edition sneakers, usually basketball shoes. However, I’ve found a shoe, The Supernova, in colrs of those colleges endorsed by Adidas, complete with their logos!

    http://www.eastbay.c...

    Unfortunately, it’s hard to link to Eastbay. If you just search “supernova” you can pull the shoes up. They are pretty cool.

  • Chris in Nashville | October 17, 2008 at 9:40 am |

    Or, I could just let Matt fix that for you. See above.

  • Andy11 | October 17, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    I’m surprised no one’s mentioned the AFLAC logo creep on Burgos’ shirt yet.

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”295255″]I’m surprised no one’s mentioned the AFLAC logo creep on Burgos’ shirt yet.[/quote]

    Or the continuing “Cap Shenanigans” almost as egregious as the “Flat Bill” routine of leaving the New Era stickers on the brim!

  • fluxcap | October 17, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”295256″][quote comment=”295255″]I’m surprised no one’s mentioned the AFLAC logo creep on Burgos’ shirt yet.[/quote]

    Or the continuing “Cap Shenanigans” almost as egregious as the “Flat Bill” routine of leaving the New Era stickers on the brim![/quote]

    Can’t find a pic, but Charlie Manuel’s WS hat he was wearing on the field after the Phils clinched still had the New Era Size sticker on the brim

  • Justin | October 17, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”295250″][quote comment=”295233″]”The brutal Mr. Met decapitation that I reported yesterday is now up on YouTube.”

    Got a mention on Olbermann last night, too.[/quote]

    Mr. Met was involved in a Triumph the Insult Comic Dog skit on Conan last night. I don’t know if that was the reason he was there, but Trimuph took advantage. Humped his poor head before he was decapitated. Poor guy.[/quote]

    Saw this… very funny. I gave you a little bit of an inside scoop.

    BTW… Conan stomped on a Mr. Met toy the night before. A little ironic.

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    I was trying to find the link to the Maryland Hoops unis and I stumbled upon this:

    http://weblogs.balti...

    Which inevitably led me to this: An assinine lsiting of ACC uniforms:

    http://www.southernp...

  • Rich | October 17, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    How is it that Oregon has such horrendous eyesores for football unis, and such simple ones for basketball?

  • MadtownVan | October 17, 2008 at 10:07 am |

    Matt, you forgot to link to the Wisconsin shoe. However, after my alma mater’s recent performance on the gridiron, I can’t blame you.

  • Justin | October 17, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”295258″][quote comment=”295250″][quote comment=”295233″]”The brutal Mr. Met decapitation that I reported yesterday is now up on YouTube.”

    Got a mention on Olbermann last night, too.[/quote]

    Mr. Met was involved in a Triumph the Insult Comic Dog skit on Conan last night. I don’t know if that was the reason he was there, but Trimuph took advantage. Humped his poor head before he was decapitated. Poor guy.[/quote]

    Saw this… very funny. I gave you a little bit of an inside scoop.

    BTW… Conan stomped on a Mr. Met toy the night before. A little ironic.[/quote]

    Last night’s episode is not up yet, but Mr. Met getting stomped on is 13 min in on this link: http://www.nbc.com/L...

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”295261″]Matt, you forgot to link to the Wisconsin shoe. However, after my alma mater’s recent performance on the gridiron, I can’t blame you.[/quote]

    “Badgers? We don’t need no stinkin’ badgers!:

    http://a712.g.akamai...

  • dm00n | October 17, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    I don’t even know what “I Got That Quack Quack Quaaack” on Ambiorix Burgos’ shirt means, but I think I’ll be using that line all day.

  • LI Phil | October 17, 2008 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”295260″]How is it that Oregon has such horrendous eyesores for football unis, and such simple ones for basketball?[/quote]

    they have like 438 different unis

    you’d think one or two would be plain and then of course…

    some would be well…not so simple

  • JFront10 | October 17, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    Here’s a link to the Maryland’s Media Day.

    http://umterps.cstv....

  • ClubMedSux | October 17, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    SODLand? I’m usually on top of my uni-acronyms but I’m blanking out on this one. Little help?

  • fluxcap | October 17, 2008 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”295267″]SODLand? I’m usually on top of my uni-acronyms but I’m blanking out on this one. Little help?[/quote]

    System Of Dress

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”295267″]SODLand? I’m usually on top of my uni-acronyms but I’m blanking out on this one. Little help?[/quote]

    S.O.D.= Nike’s System of Dress basketball uniforms

    However, last year, Phil came up with a better explanation and appropo for today’s discussion:

    Something Oregon Designed

    Mine was good too;

    Severe Ocular Degeneration

  • ClubMedSux | October 17, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    S.O.D.= Nike’s System of Dress basketball uniforms

    Ah, yes. The whole cut-and-paste uni thing. Guess that’s what I get for reading Uniwatch before my first cup of coffee. Thanks, guys.

  • Roger Faso | October 17, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    That cop looks a lot like Terrance Mann … or Leon Carter.

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”295266″]Here’s a link to the Maryland’s Media Day.

    http://umterps.cstv....

    They’re OK, I guess. I’m obviously biased cuz I LOVED these:

    http://www.baltimore...

    Interesting how they are still wearing Nike kicks, the Blue Chip, to be exact.

    The FB team followed the same pattern after they went from Nike to UA unis. They wore Nike cleats for at least a year until UA put out cleats of their own.

  • Stan aka The Took | October 17, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    It’s a good thing he’s not wearing a Mets hat…Tappen Zee sucks any day its going to fall.

    Ps. Paul check you’re email I sent you some pictures of olive Shea wall and pictures of Shea getting gutted.

  • Ben | October 17, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    Man those calendars are a thing of beauty!

  • JTH | October 17, 2008 at 11:01 am |

    Whether or not the Titans wear the Oilers throwbacks next year, it is obvious that Angelo Coniglio Gets It™

    Ambiorix Burgos – brilliant move, going incognito like that. Your criminal genius is only eclipsed by that of Rae Carruth.

  • muddlehead | October 17, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    dog is boffo. now, kindly remove thy your hand from atop me thigh.

  • Justin in AR | October 17, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    This page has some nice Shea demolition/Citi Field construction photos.
    http://www.stadiumpa...

  • Paul Lukas | October 17, 2008 at 11:32 am |

    Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=\”295272\”][quote comment=\”295266\”]Here\’s a link to the Maryland\’s Media Day.

    http://umterps.cstv....

    They\’re OK, I guess. I\’m obviously biased cuz I LOVED these:

    http://www.baltimore...

    Interesting how they are still wearing Nike kicks, the Blue Chip, to be exact.

    The FB team followed the same pattern after they went from Nike to UA unis. They wore Nike cleats for at least a year until UA put out cleats of their own.[/quote]

    Nike and Nike, from the only Notre Dame football game, my father and I were able to get to:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    Under Armour with Nike:
    http://www.nationalc...

  • LarenR | October 17, 2008 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”295274″]Man those calendars are a thing of beauty![/quote]
    And there’s uni-related goodness in unexpected places: Mad Magazine, March ’68 (for the Sept ’09 page)

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”295277″]This page has some nice Shea demolition/Citi Field construction photos.
    http://www.stadiumpa...

    I clicked on the link half expecting to see pics of this:

    http://upload.wikime...

    http://www.hotstoven...

  • Ronnie Poore | October 17, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    Oilers throwbacks will be cool for the Tennessee Titans….but which ones to wear? check out this gallery and pick your favorite:

    http://www.sportsecy...

  • Christopher | October 17, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    Paul,

    Regarding Tim Raines and Tim Raines, Jr… Tim Sr. actually played 4 games for Baltimore, not just one. At least according to his stats:

    http://www.baseball-...

  • Ricko | October 17, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”295286″]Oilers throwbacks will be cool for the Tennessee Titans….but which ones to wear? check out this gallery and pick your favorite:

    http://www.sportsecy...

    Man, color photos (or any photos, for that matter) of the first AFL season in ’60 are few and far between. Only photo on that site from ’60 is the team photo.

    Nobody ever mentions Charlie Hennigan these days. For that place and time, though, he was one of the better ones. Lotta yardage, lotta TDs. If fantasy football had been around, he’d have been a helluva good choice.

    —Ricko

  • ScottyJ in WV | October 17, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    That Shorpy image….

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

    ….doesn’t look like a football team picture. to me it looks like a picture for a bxing gym. That would explain the clubs and the gloves.

  • Freddiepickles | October 17, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”295257″][quote comment=”295256″][quote comment=”295255″]I’m surprised no one’s mentioned the AFLAC logo creep on Burgos’ shirt yet.[/quote]

    Or the continuing “Cap Shenanigans” almost as egregious as the “Flat Bill” routine of leaving the New Era stickers on the brim![/quote]

    Can’t find a pic, but Charlie Manuel’s WS hat he was wearing on the field after the Phils clinched still had the New Era Size sticker on the brim[/quote]
    I noticed this also. Charlie had a hat in his hand which I believe is the one he wore during the game. I thought he may have been holding it as “game-used” or something.
    The next day I saw this – http://shop.mlb.com/... – and thought it may have been what he was wearing after the game on the field.
    I guess we need a screen cap to see what the story was. At any rate Charlie had a hat in his hand and one on his head with a New Era sticker on the brim.

  • ScottyJ in WV | October 17, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    Grrr, can’t type. I meant “boxing”.

  • Daver | October 17, 2008 at 12:59 pm |

    Walking by the Time Warner Cable Arena (home of the Bobcats) today, I noticed they are finally hanging up a TWCA sign on the building — 4 or 5 months after the deal was made!

    [insert joke here about the cable guy always being late]

    This confirms that the deal was more about the TV package that came with the naming rights, and less about the advertising aspect.

  • LI Phil | October 17, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote]Nobody ever mentions Charlie Hennigan these days.[/quote]

    that’s because no one on here was alive when he played…except of course…you ;)

  • Stuby | October 17, 2008 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”295271″]That cop looks a lot like Terrance Mann … or Leon Carter.[/quote]
    Looks like he’s trying to make off with Burgos’ watch.

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 1:16 pm |

    He’s not…he’s showing Burgos that the face is Quackked!

    Sorry, the board is TOO quiet today!

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 1:21 pm |

    Someone else is trying to “CRACK” the case as to what Burgos’ shirt is displaying.

    Just from my past experience in an urban-school setting, his shirt is similar to those promoting rappers and or their lyrics.

    I pity the poor rapper, and society, if this is the catchphrase that they’re coming up with!

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 1:21 pm |
  • Jim MI | October 17, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    During lunch went to Perani’s Hockey World. OH MAN! They had a lot of vintage jerseys!

    Defunct Teams:
    MIN North Stars
    KC Scouts
    WIN Jets

    Vintage:
    PIT (w/ Lemieux)
    PIT (Blue and white)
    CAL (80’s)
    LA (W/ gretzky & blank)
    WAS (80’s)
    CHI (Striped)
    DET (striped)
    VAN (Blue and green Stick)

    Plus had original six ‘sweaters’. Yes, actual sweaters!

    I was in heaven. Actually took a longer lunch than usual cause I lost track of time.

    They also had two big cases full of old skates from current all the way back to the kind they used to strap on your shoes.

    I’ve been there before, but just wanted to share my experience. GOD I LOVE THAT PLACE!!

  • JTH | October 17, 2008 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”295298″]During lunch went to Perani’s Hockey World. OH MAN! They had a lot of vintage jerseys!

    Defunct Teams:
    MIN North Stars
    KC Scouts
    WIN Jets

    Vintage:
    PIT (w/ Lemieux)
    PIT (Blue and white)
    CAL (80’s)
    LA (W/ gretzky & blank)
    WAS (80’s)
    CHI (Striped)
    DET (striped)
    VAN (Blue and green Stick)

    Plus had original six ‘sweaters’. Yes, actual sweaters!

    I was in heaven. Actually took a longer lunch than usual cause I lost track of time.

    They also had two big cases full of old skates from current all the way back to the kind they used to strap on your shoes.

    I’ve been there before, but just wanted to share my experience. GOD I LOVE THAT PLACE!![/quote]
    When did the wings wear stripes? Or were they Cougars/Falcons jerseys?

  • Jim MI | October 17, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”295299″][quote comment=”295298″]During lunch went to Perani’s Hockey World. OH MAN! They had a lot of vintage jerseys!

    Defunct Teams:
    MIN North Stars
    KC Scouts
    WIN Jets

    Vintage:
    PIT (w/ Lemieux)
    PIT (Blue and white)
    CAL (80’s)
    LA (W/ gretzky & blank)
    WAS (80’s)
    CHI (Striped)
    DET (striped)
    VAN (Blue and green Stick)

    Plus had original six ‘sweaters’. Yes, actual sweaters!

    I was in heaven. Actually took a longer lunch than usual cause I lost track of time.

    They also had two big cases full of old skates from current all the way back to the kind they used to strap on your shoes.

    I’ve been there before, but just wanted to share my experience. GOD I LOVE THAT PLACE!![/quote]
    When did the wings wear stripes? Or were they Cougars/Falcons jerseys?[/quote]

    They wore stripes when they were the cougars/falcons. But the Red Wings wore a vintage version in 91-92

    http://www.icehockey...

  • LI Phil | October 17, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”295299″][quote comment=”295298″]During lunch went to Perani’s Hockey World. OH MAN! They had a lot of vintage jerseys!

    Defunct Teams:
    MIN North Stars
    KC Scouts
    WIN Jets

    Vintage:
    PIT (w/ Lemieux)
    PIT (Blue and white)
    CAL (80’s)
    LA (W/ gretzky & blank)
    WAS (80’s)
    CHI (Striped)
    DET (striped)
    VAN (Blue and green Stick)

    Plus had original six ‘sweaters’. Yes, actual sweaters!

    I was in heaven. Actually took a longer lunch than usual cause I lost track of time.

    They also had two big cases full of old skates from current all the way back to the kind they used to strap on your shoes.

    I’ve been there before, but just wanted to share my experience. GOD I LOVE THAT PLACE!![/quote]
    When did the wings wear stripes? Or were they Cougars/Falcons jerseys?[/quote]

    maybe this?

  • LI Phil | October 17, 2008 at 1:46 pm |

    yeah…what jim said

  • BigO | October 17, 2008 at 1:48 pm |

    What no Cal Ripken Jr. and Sr. in the ESPN article today. They both wore Ripken as did Billy when he came in.

  • JTH | October 17, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”295303″]What no Cal Ripken Jr. and Sr. in the ESPN article today. They both wore Ripken as did Billy when he came in.[/quote]
    That is disappointing. If nothing else, it would have been a good excuse to post a link to this.

  • Ricko | October 17, 2008 at 2:22 pm |

    Just got back from lunch and busy morning, so if this has been mentioned already, I apologize.
    http://www.walletpop...

  • Ricko | October 17, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”295305″]Just got back from lunch and busy morning, so if this has been mentioned already, I apologize.
    http://www.walletpop...

    And, yes, I noticed the first reader comment is from “paul”. Although “Go suck a lemon” doesn’t sound like OUR Paul. The sentiment, maybe, but not the articulation of it.

  • Freddiepickles | October 17, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”295297″]http://www.thefightins.com/tag/i-got-that-quack/[/quote]
    I started to comment on that. I really thought it was an Oregon shirt, but in the bigger picture posted by mpowers it looks like that dusck’s head is encircled by a Q. before the enlarged pic I thought that was really an Oregon styled O.

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 2:46 pm |

    Ok. Ok…

    As I mentioned before, this Quack thing has got me perplexed.

    Based on my past experience that it resembles a rap group or artist’s T-shirt, I asked for some assistance from some experts in Rap and pop culture…my eighth and ninth grade students.

    Nada!

    However, I have three students in my eighth period class who are of Dominican descent, as is Mr. Burgos. Very sheepishly, they came to me and alerted me that the word “duck” in Spanish is a slang term for homosexual.

    I speak Spanish and have had many Hispanic friends throughout my whole life but had never heard of this before.

    Even so, I don’t know how that could POSSIBLY correlate with this, but it is a mystery!

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 2:50 pm |

    Q-Tip is and was a famous rapper, most notably with this great group, A Tribe Called Quest:

    http://en.wikipedia....

    ANd I actually found, through Google, a DJ named, of all things, DJ Quack Quack…IDK

    http://www.thedjlist...

  • LI Phil | October 17, 2008 at 2:52 pm |

    so what are you saying, matt…

    burgos is gay?

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 2:57 pm |

    No Phil, I am not.

    I am simply a conveyor of information.

    No matter the gentleman’s sexual preference, he is in a heap of trouble.

    His shirt, however, has gotten me on a mission!

  • JTH | October 17, 2008 at 3:02 pm |

    Gentleman? You sure that’s the word you wanted to use?

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 3:07 pm |

    Nonetheless, Mr. Burgos and his legal toubles remind me of another great pitcher, albeit of Venezuelan descent who used to throw gas.
    When he was pitching well, he was on fire to the point that he would mow batters down as with a machete.

    Every night, in the eighth or ninth inning, around 10PM, he would come into a game and it would be lights out.

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

  • MPowers1634 | October 17, 2008 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”295312″]Gentleman? You sure that’s the word you wanted to use?[/quote]

    Innocent until proven guilty, JTH…c’mon now

  • Eric | October 17, 2008 at 3:18 pm |

    Why does the cop in the main entry picture look a little like Ramon Castro?

  • LI Phil | October 17, 2008 at 3:24 pm |

    when in doubt, always check urban dictionary

    to wit:

    [quote]The sound uttered to signify that someone just got scammed or publically shamed.

    A guy fails at picking up a girl and walks back to his friends. He is met with a chorus of “Quaaack.” [/quote]

  • JTH | October 17, 2008 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”295314″][quote comment=”295312″]Gentleman? You sure that’s the word you wanted to use?[/quote]

    Innocent until proven guilty, JTH…c’mon now[/quote]
    OK, so alleged gentleman?

  • Jim MI | October 17, 2008 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”295316″]when in doubt, always check urban dictionary

    to wit:

    [quote]The sound uttered to signify that someone just got scammed or publically shamed.

    A guy fails at picking up a girl and walks back to his friends. He is met with a chorus of “Quaaack.” [/quote][/quote]

    I have never heard that before. Has anyone ever done that, or heard others actually doing that? ME and my buddies instead of ‘quacking’ just point and laugh… lol

  • DenverGregg | October 17, 2008 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”295286″]Oilers throwbacks will be cool for the Tennessee Titans….but which ones to wear? check out this gallery and pick your favorite:

    http://www.sportsecy...
    The early ’70s uni shown on Pastorini and Burroughs is my personal favorite. There’s a good case to use the 1960 look since it would be their first and commemorate a championship (love the number typeface on those!). TBS, they’ll probably go with the Earl Campbell set. Any are an improvement over what they currently wear.

  • Jonathan Sluss | October 17, 2008 at 3:35 pm |

    Virginia Tech’s bookstore is selling prints of vintage program covers

    1960 vs Clemson:
    http://www.bookstore...

    1958 vs UVa:
    http://www.bookstore...

    1956 vs NC State:
    http://www.bookstore...

    1934 vs VMI:
    http://www.bookstore...

    1932 vs VMI:
    http://www.bookstore...

    1929 vs UVa:
    http://www.bookstore...

  • George | October 17, 2008 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”295308″]However, I have three students in my eighth period class who are of Dominican descent, as is Mr. Burgos. Very sheepishly, they came to me and alerted me that the word “duck” in Spanish is a slang term for homosexual.

    I speak Spanish and have had many Hispanic friends throughout my whole life but had never heard of this before.[/quote]

    They’re right. “Pato” is Spanish for duck and slang for homosexual. The reason you probably never heard it is because there are FAR more vulgar and (dare I say) imaginative ways to call someone homosexual.

  • BurghFan | October 17, 2008 at 3:46 pm |

    Two things about today’s ESPN column:

    1. The picture of first name above the number and last name below looks like it was from an old-timers game (sponsored by Schick) where everybody had their full name on the jersey.

    2. If the NFL really did have a rule mandating initials for players with the same last name, how were the Steelers penalized for never using initials, from Davises in the early ’70s to Smiths this decade?

  • Walaitis | October 17, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    Interesting picture on the Chicago Tribune website here:

    http://www.chicagotr...

    The story is about Jim Hendry, and whether he’ll be coming back to the Cubs. He’s pictured between Lou Pinella and Larry Rothschild, both in full uniform in at least the second row of seats at Wrigley Field. Other full-uniformed-attendees as well as other “no name” folks are sitting behind them in the seats. Anyone know what circumstances a picture like this would be taken?

  • warren thompson | October 17, 2008 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”295239″]
    Maybe for true AFL authenticity, they could play the game at Shea! (oh, guess not…)[/quote]

    Even better, play the game at the Polo Grounds. :)

  • JTH | October 17, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”295324″][quote comment=”295239″]
    Maybe for true AFL authenticity, they could play the game at Shea! (oh, guess not…)[/quote]

    Even better, play the game at the Polo Grounds. :)[/quote]
    Instead of playing the Jets, they can play at the Astrodome against the Chiefs with the chiefs wearing Texans throwbacks.

    Or something

  • Chuck | October 17, 2008 at 4:20 pm |

    I love the Tampa Bay Bucs original helmet, they should have kept that logo and put it on a pewter helmet for their current setup. Any photo shop experts out there care to try out a picture? (I am computer dumb) Red pirate on a pewter helmet.

  • JTH | October 17, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”295323″]Interesting picture on the Chicago Tribune website here:

    http://www.chicagotr...

    The story is about Jim Hendry, and whether he’ll be coming back to the Cubs. He’s pictured between Lou Pinella and Larry Rothschild, both in full uniform in at least the second row of seats at Wrigley Field. Other full-uniformed-attendees as well as other “no name” folks are sitting behind them in the seats. Anyone know what circumstances a picture like this would be taken?[/quote]
    My guess is that it was a photo-op for the new CBOE Seats.

  • Tony B | October 17, 2008 at 4:23 pm |

    I can’t wait to see my favorite uni of all time brought back. Creamsicles rule!

  • Michael Princip | October 17, 2008 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”295278″]Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Very relevant story to the 2008 Seahawks roster. At the beginning of the year, there were two players with the surname Schmitt;i.e. WV star fullback Owen and Tyler(Longsnapper). Of course, fans wanted to see O. Schmitt(!) on the back of, bruising ‘runaway beer truck’ Owen’s jersey, for obvious reasons. However, the team avoided that situation with the differing positions excuse. Add to that Tyler’s on the IR list now.

  • A Jones | October 17, 2008 at 5:01 pm |

    Regarding the ESPN column, like the Steelers in comment #86, the 49ers had Steve and Bryant Young from 94-99 and neither had a first initial on their jerseys.

  • JTH | October 17, 2008 at 5:09 pm |

    New Blackhawks assistant coach Marc Bergevin is sporting some pretty sweet specs.

  • jon | October 17, 2008 at 5:10 pm |

    new uniforms for the pitt mens bball team… cant get a pick from postgazette.com but they definitely have new unis

  • LI Phil | October 17, 2008 at 5:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”295332″]new uniforms for the pitt mens bball team… cant get a pick from postgazette.com but they definitely have new unis[/quote]

    here ya go

  • LI Phil | October 17, 2008 at 5:25 pm |

    here’s a pic (doesn’t show full uni) of the pitt uni

    (the link above is a video showing the full unis)

  • LarenR | October 17, 2008 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”295331″]New Blackhawks assistant coach Marc Bergevin is sporting some pretty sweet specs.[/quote]
    When did this guy start coaching hockey?

  • Teebz | October 17, 2008 at 6:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”295298″]
    I’ve been there before, but just wanted to share my experience. GOD I LOVE THAT PLACE!![/quote]

    Are any of them pro jerseys, Jim? Secondly, do they accept phone orders? Thirdly, were the defunct teams Vintage jerseys with the gold V on them?

  • K Dawg | October 17, 2008 at 6:20 pm |

    Interesting NOBs in the high school game on ESPNU last night. Some of the players for Cy-Ridge had standard NOBs – G. Vaughn. Others has the initial following the surname, like Jackson, V. and Williams, D. What is up with that? ANyone from that area know? Any screen grabs would be helpful, since I sadly don’t have any.

    (The other team went NNOB, btw).

  • scott | October 17, 2008 at 7:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”295251″]I can’t stand when people use the history should be left behind…no, if that was the case…the dodgers and giants shouldn’t have taken their names either!

    They are the former oilers and they should wear them[/quote]

    I’m inclined to agree. The new Cleveland Browns can claim to be the same franchise as the old Cleveland Browns. But they’re not; these Browns are an expansion team that has essentially played like one most of its existence.

  • Giancarlo | October 17, 2008 at 7:38 pm |

    I always loved the silver helmet era of the Houston Oilers. That uni is for me one of the underrated classics of the NFL (AFL originally). Another would be the white-helmetted Eagles of the early ’70s. My second Oiler choice would be the Blanda-era baby blues.

  • jackson | October 17, 2008 at 8:58 pm |

    About the espn article – there were 2 Greg Adams on the Vancouver Canucks in the 90s. They were differentiated by their middle names – Gus and C. (can’t remember what it stood for…)

  • =bg= | October 17, 2008 at 9:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”295277″]This page has some nice Shea demolition/Citi Field construction photos.
    http://www.stadiumpa...

    Great site!!

  • Thomas Clark | October 17, 2008 at 9:55 pm |

    While at the Traverse City North Stars Jr A hockey game noticed a very odd way of distinguishing the brothers on the team. Their first initial follows the last name.

    http://www.traversec...(14).jpg

    On the left you can see “Thompson M” no comma though.

  • Scott Little | October 17, 2008 at 10:08 pm |

    quack = 1/4 oz

  • LI Phil | October 17, 2008 at 10:25 pm |

    i bought a quarter z of quack from some dude in washington square park many years ago

  • LI Phil | October 17, 2008 at 10:38 pm |

    teh grate 1 sporting this

    i actually watched like 3 minutes of the ranger game (of which there was 65 minutes of nothing) tonight…then the obligatory shootout

    ranger coach had on the purple tie too

    guess it’s that time of the month

  • LI Matt | October 18, 2008 at 9:23 am |

    In the ’70s, Wales’ national rugby team featured two players named “John Williams”. They were referred to by their initials, “J.J.” and “J.P.R.”

  • Nick | October 19, 2008 at 12:42 am |

    [quote comment=”295339″]I always loved the silver helmet era of the Houston Oilers. That uni is for me one of the underrated classics of the NFL (AFL originally). Another would be the white-helmetted Eagles of the early ’70s. My second Oiler choice would be the Blanda-era baby blues.[/quote]

    Totally agree on the silver helmeted Oilers era. Their very best of many uniform eras. Also wish they never would have gotten rid of the blue helmet from the early 70s Pastorini/Burroughs era.

    I attended the first Saints game played in the brand new 1975 Superdome – the Oilers visited to play he Saints in the exhibition season and the blue Oilers helmets and jerseys were then my favorite in the league.

    To my great disappointment they wore their white helmets for the very first time – Again, that was a big disappointment.

    I also believe that may have been Bum Phillips very first game as Oilers’ coach.