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The Last Bastion of Perfection, Sullied

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We all know how I feel about sock stripes, and we all know what a lousy era this is for them, especially in the baseball, football, and basketball realms. Fortunately, there’s hockey, where every player wears long socks, most of the socks have stripes, and the stripes are right where they belong, at calf level.

But Blackhawks defenseman Brent Sopel apparently has his own ideas about sock stripeage. As reader Garrett Malcolm points out, Sopel’s been wearing his stripes down around his ankles (that’s him at upper-right). “Not only does this put the stripes in an unusual location, but it makes his calves look wide and trunk-like,” notes Garrett. “It also kind of gives the feeling of baseball players who let their pant cuffs cover their shoes.” Indeed.

Sopel’s been in the league for a decade now, so I assumed this must be a new thing with him. But some quick photo research revealed that his sock stripes have been feeling gravity’s pull for a long time, dating back to his days with the Islanders and Canucks, and even his brief training camp stint with the Red Wings. (It’s harder to be sure about his time with the Kings, because their stripes were so wide that he couldn’t have worn them much higher.) Not sure how I never noticed it until now.

When alerting me to these hosiery highjinx, Garrett said Sopel was wearing his sock upside-down, but that doesn’t make sense — if he did that, the stripes would be up on his thighs. Seems more likely that he’s using extra-long hose and cutting off a few inches at the bottom. I plan to call the Blackhawks and ask them about this, but before I do, does anyone know of any practical reasons why Sopel might want to do something like that? Do any other players do it? Details, please.

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Raffle Reminder: Today’s the last day to enter the raffle for the Ernie Davis Syracuse helmet from Helmet Hut. So if you haven’t already done so, 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 tonight. 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. I’ll announce the winner in the next day or two.

And Now a Word from Bryan: Back when I was in high school, lo those many years ago, we frequently played a team called the Midgets. Why make note of that? Because it’s an awful team name that nobody should have to be saddled with. Whoever came up with it, what were they thinking?

That’s the gist of an e-mail we recently received from reader Leon LaVigne, who attended a high school whose teams were called the Goslings (yes, baby geese) and suggested that we compile a list of really bad team names from around the country. He even got the ball rolling by contributing some examples from the Division III MIAC, which features the St. Thomas Tommies, St. John’s Johnnies, Augsburg Augies, Gustavus Adolphus Gusties, and St. Olaf Ollies.

So, let ’er rip. Send your worst submissions here (not to Paul’s address) and I’ll try to group them geographically or by high school/college levels or something. And just for the record, I’ve already got the Watersmeet Nimrods and the Sigourney-Keota Savage Cobras (which sounds utterly terrifying).

Uni Watch News Ticker: Stunning sight last night in Foxboro, as Patrick Ramsay’s sleeves were completely logo creep-free. That sound you just heard was someone in Reebok quality control getting fired. … Meanwhile, can anyone explain why Richard Seymour showed up for the postgame interview in a fake military outfit? (Scren grabs courtesy of L.I. Phil.) … Video footage of Kevin McReynolds losing his shoe after hitting the outfield wall here (as first reported by Can’t Stop the Bleeding). … Check out the super-wide number spacing in this old Seahawks photo (with thanks to Douglas Kyed). … Anyone got a photo of the Steelers’ Ike Taylor from October 5th? According to a small item buried in this report, he was fined $5000 for “wearing the wrong socks” in that game (good spot by Chris Hilf). … “I attend Lewis University and worked for their homecoming festivities,” writes Jeff Bethune. “One of the displays had old sweaters, a jersey, patches and a beanie from the 1950s.” Gorgeous stuff, viewable here. … Helmet observations from Matt Powers, who writes: “As long as I’ve been watching college football, I have disliked BC’s uniforms, mainly because they’ve only worn Riddell helmets. Their Saturday-evening game promised to be an all-Riddell matchup, because VaTech is also a Riddell-exclusive team. However, I saw a handful of players wearing Schutt Air XP. Also, Tech QB Tyrod Taylor was wearing the Riddell Revolution Speed.” … Also from Matt: “Jason Kidd’s deal with the Chinese brand Peak is official. He has left Nike.” You can see his new sneakers here and here. … What’s wrong with this picture? Look at the two different 2s (good spot by Drew M. VanNess). … NSFW: Great bowling shoes. My longtime pal Kelly Hogan, who I stayed with after the Forewords show in Madison, gave me that old Playboy tearsheet cuz she knows I love bowling. … Matt Irving sent along these shots of a Peterborough Petes jersey with a front fight strap. What’s that all about? … This is really handy, because you can just hate both of them at once — efficient! … “I photograph the Coolidge High School Colts here in Washington, DC,” writes Michael Starghill Jr. “Last Friday they broke out solid orange unis with black/orange striped socks to complete the ensemble.” … Contrary to what I’d been led to expect, it looks like the Tommie Agee home run marker at Shea was successfully excavated after all (with thanks to Ed Ra). … Max Steinberg sent me this shot of Patrick Roy wearing No. 22. What’s the story there? … Mike Lindsey notes that Patrick Kane has a habit of chewing on his mouthpiece. … The Sports Poster Warehouse folks have a very cool new product: an NFL uniform timeline poster (available for order here). … This short video clip includes a segment that shows how the World Series patch is applied to caps (with thanks to Tim Burke). … Always fun to see a hyphenated NOB (courtesy of L.I. Phil). … The new Wales rugby kit — Under Armour’s first venture into the rugby market — looks like this. “No big catastrophic changes,” says Pat Sokolowski, but it appears that Wales will now be wearing green socks (apparently taken from their logo), a departure from the typical red.” … Mike Rich notes that each name in Clemson’s ring of honor is accompanied by a period-approporiate helmet.

 

236 comments to The Last Bastion of Perfection, Sullied

  • Jim MI | October 21, 2008 at 7:47 am |

    Sopel must be wearing extra long socks. Don’t think they are upside down because hockey socks (at least the ones I wear) are smaller on the bottom for you ankles, and bigger on the top for your thieghs.

    http://shopping.cano...

    Very unlikely they are upside down in my opinion.

  • Mike | October 21, 2008 at 7:49 am |

    In regards to the front fight strap, it is there so an opposing player can’t pull your shirt up over your head in the front. John Erskine for the Capitals currently wears one of these. I will see if I can dig up a picture.

  • LI Phil | October 21, 2008 at 7:51 am |

    [quote]This is really handy, because you can just hate both of them at once — efficient![/quote]

    afterwards, they shared a brewski

  • Aaron | October 21, 2008 at 7:55 am |

    It’s St. Olaf Oles – not Ollies.

  • LI Phil | October 21, 2008 at 7:56 am |

    looks like brent sopel wore them low with the kings too…(more conclusive pic)

  • Lee | October 21, 2008 at 8:03 am |

    Sports Poster Warehouse uni-timeline appears to depict the Titans in a all light blue jersey and they have never worn black cleats either.

    Speaking of which the Titans are planning a blue-out, they are calling it CODE BLUE. They are giving out 68,000 light blue tees at the MNF game versus the Colts (early version went out to the media in paint cans yesterday) I fear this also means that they will be wearing their most absolutely hideous uni combo- the Columbia light blue jersey/pant…ugh. I am hoping for the navy (formerly primary now the alt) jersey with the Columbia blue pants

  • Ricko | October 21, 2008 at 8:13 am |

    [quote comment=”295845″]It’s St. Olaf Oles – not Ollies.[/quote]

    Yup, as in Ole and Lena.

    Whoa, there are so many little errors in that uniform chronology poster I don’t know where to start. Titans and Texans, for example, have never worn black shoes. And, minimally, 12 & 13 should be reversed. The original Cowboys uni was worn in ’60, a good four or five years before Broncos wore that particular orange set. No matter really, I suppose, though. Trying to put together a poster like that is a bitch, so we definitely need to cut the artist a fair amount of slack.

    Nicknames? Always thought Tufts Jumbos was…interesting. Have this vision of a campus full of coeds wearing teeshirts reading TUFTS or JUMBOS. Y’know, depending.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | October 21, 2008 at 8:17 am |

    Also, Halloween is a Friday night this year. Sure hope the Coolidge High Colts are gonna break out the all orange again that night. Would be TOO perfect.

    “It’s the Great Pumpkin(s), Charlie Brown!”

  • Ricko | October 21, 2008 at 8:22 am |

    [quote comment=”295844″][quote]This is really handy, because you can just hate both of them at once — efficient![/quote]

    afterwards, they shared a brewski[/quote]

    Where’d they find a room that could accommodate both those guys’ heads?

  • Jim MI | October 21, 2008 at 8:31 am |

    MON wore the first of their Centenial Jerseys last night against FLA.

    http://canadiens.nhl...

    Got to be honest, really couldn’t tell the difference…

    Regular Jerseys:
    http://canadiens.nhl...

    BTW, noticing another trend that’s really getting on my nerves. Lots of players wearing their sleeves so they stop at the forearm and you can see some of the elbow/forearm pad.

  • Kyle | October 21, 2008 at 8:31 am |

    interesting that the Ravens’ helmet is their new one and not the original. That $1 settlement has far reaching implications, even though it was only a buck.

  • Jeff | October 21, 2008 at 8:48 am |

    Apparently different “1” digit in the Ga. Tech photo also?

  • jsdryden | October 21, 2008 at 8:55 am |

    Paul,

    For the sweater with the front fight strap, it is the Petes, not the Pets.

    Thanks

  • Alan | October 21, 2008 at 8:55 am |

    Re: Wales Rugby–My guess is that the green socks have far more to do with the Welsh flag, rather than the rugby logo.

  • ryan connelly #40 | October 21, 2008 at 9:02 am |

    ike taylor oct 5th:

    http://www.flickr.co...

  • jsdryden | October 21, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”295851″]MON wore the first of their Centenial Jerseys last night against FLA.

    http://canadiens.nhl...

    Got to be honest, really couldn’t tell the difference…

    Regular Jerseys:
    http://canadiens.nhl...

    BTW, noticing another trend that’s really getting on my nerves. Lots of players wearing their sleeves so they stop at the forearm and you can see some of the elbow/forearm pad.[/quote]

    The only difference was that the Habs wore the white sweaters at home as opposed to the darks that all teams wear at home these days.

  • Tim | October 21, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”295847″]Sports Poster Warehouse uni-timeline appears to depict the Titans in a all light blue jersey and they have never worn black cleats either.[/quote]

    I think your monitor might need to be adjusted, because it looks light blue on the shoulders and dark blue on the body when I look at it.

    As far as the black cleats go, same thing with the Ravens (who wear black cleats now but began with white) and the Texans.

  • Jim MI | October 21, 2008 at 9:09 am |

    [quote comment=”295857″][quote comment=”295851″]MON wore the first of their Centenial Jerseys last night against FLA.

    http://canadiens.nhl...

    Got to be honest, really couldn’t tell the difference…

    Regular Jerseys:
    http://canadiens.nhl...

    BTW, noticing another trend that’s really getting on my nerves. Lots of players wearing their sleeves so they stop at the forearm and you can see some of the elbow/forearm pad.[/quote]

    The only difference was that the Habs wore the white sweaters at home as opposed to the darks that all teams wear at home these days.[/quote]

    Yea I noticed that they were wearing white at home. The announcers kept saying the jerseys were from the 70s

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    Seymour wore a Military outfit because he’s a F’n soldier!

    http://www.walterfoo...

  • Jason Gomez | October 21, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    one has to wonder about kidds new shoes, since they are made by a chinese company what is the quality of the shoe? I find them to be rather ugly and look like a pair of team Jordan shoes.

  • Thomas Clark | October 21, 2008 at 9:17 am |

    As to the socks many of my college teammates did the same thing (and myself to a lesser extent) because with fitted ankles on hockey socks the bottoms can be a bit annoying. So we pulled them down to create a more comfortable feel around the upper ankle/lower calf.

    And in regards to the forearms showing, that too is a comfort thing. With the new tighter jerseys the forearm area has been caught in a transition pinch. Players aren’t accustomed to feeling their jersey’s around that area. Having something that tight around your forearm/hand area can interfere with the “feel of the puck.”

  • Jason Gomez | October 21, 2008 at 9:23 am |

    you know that Denver QB is modeling what the NFL SHOULD do with the uniforms, logo free. The Reebok logo is hideous.

  • Jim MI | October 21, 2008 at 9:25 am |

    [quote comment=”295862″]As to the socks many of my college teammates did the same thing (and myself to a lesser extent) because with fitted ankles on hockey socks the bottoms can be a bit annoying. So we pulled them down to create a more comfortable feel around the upper ankle/lower calf.

    And in regards to the forearms showing, that too is a comfort thing. With the new tighter jerseys the forearm area has been caught in a transition pinch. Players aren’t accustomed to feeling their jersey’s around that area. Having something that tight around your forearm/hand area can interfere with the “feel of the puck.”[/quote]

    Yeah guess that’s a personal ‘fee’ thing. Can’t speak about the tight jersey, I like the wear looser ones. As for the socks, I actually perfer my socks tight, helps keep the shin pads in place. With help of tape or course…

  • Roger Faso | October 21, 2008 at 9:25 am |

    What the TB Rays have done this year is interesting. Which makes me wonder …

    How many teams have won a championship the year they changed uniforms?

    I can think of 2. ’72 Oakland A’s and John Elways Broncos.

  • Michael Princip | October 21, 2008 at 9:30 am |

    Well, it took long enough, yet there is a Seahawk player wearing one of the new high tech helmets; Riddell Revolution Speed. It’s linebacker D.D. Lewis. My guess Lofa Tatupu should follow suit after his second concussion. Don’t be surprised if you see him wearing one this weekend. He wore the Revolution his rookie year(Super Bowl Season), his best year as a Seahawk, and hasn’t worn it since? My advice to Lofa, wear the Revolution Speed.

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 9:32 am |

    http://farm4.static....

    I don’t mind the look, however the white cleats are a nice touch.

    Nike Super Bad 2:
    http://a712.g.akamai...

  • The Modernish Father | October 21, 2008 at 9:34 am |

    The Sports Poster Warehouse folks have a very cool new product: an NFL uniform timeline poster

    It would be even cooler if they could spell Oakland correctly.

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”295865″]What the TB Rays have done this year is interesting. Which makes me wonder …

    How many teams have won a championship the year they changed uniforms?

    I can think of 2. ’72 Oakland A’s and John Elways Broncos.[/quote]

    Good point, check yesterday’s comments. We had a long running discussion on this exact topic!

  • Jim MI | October 21, 2008 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”295868″]

    The Sports Poster Warehouse folks have a very cool new product: an NFL uniform timeline poster

    It would be even cooler if they could spell Oakland correctly.[/quote]

    Please tell me there’s an NHL one of those…

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”295848″][quote comment=”295845″]It’s St. Olaf Oles – not Ollies.[/quote]

    Yup, as in Ole and Lena.

    Whoa, there are so many little errors in that uniform chronology poster I don’t know where to start. Titans and Texans, for example, have never worn black shoes. And, minimally, 12 & 13 should be reversed. The original Cowboys uni was worn in ’60, a good four or five years before Broncos wore that particular orange set. No matter really, I suppose, though. Trying to put together a poster like that is a bitch, so we definitely need to cut the artist a fair amount of slack.

    Nicknames? Always thought Tufts Jumbos was…interesting. Have this vision of a campus full of coeds wearing teeshirts reading TUFTS or JUMBOS. Y’know, depending.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Williams College Ephs: named after the school’s founder Ephraim Williams.

    The only problem is…according to them, An Eph is a purple cow!

    http://williams.pres...

  • warren thompson | October 21, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    Tufts University teams are named the Jumbos because of the institution’s long-ago association with P.T. Barnum whose circus featured an elephant named Jumbo.

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”295870″][quote comment=”295868″]

    The Sports Poster Warehouse folks have a very cool new product: an NFL uniform timeline poster

    It would be even cooler if they could spell Oakland correctly.[/quote]

    Please tell me there’s an NHL one of those…[/quote]

    Sorry, Jim. They wereo only made for professional sports!

  • Beardface | October 21, 2008 at 9:44 am |

    Virginia Tech is NOT a Riddell exclusive team. We have had OL wearing Schutt since at least 2000. Heck, you can even buy Authentic, replica, and mini VT Schutt helmets on campus. Its been that way since at the very least my freshman year in 2002.

  • Stuby | October 21, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”295868″]

    The Sports Poster Warehouse folks have a very cool new product: an NFL uniform timeline poster

    It would be even cooler if they could spell Oakland correctly.[/quote]
    What the hell are the Ravens and Texans QBs (#31 & 32) doing in that illustration? Looks like they forgot the ball for one and the other might be doing the Daunte Culpepper celebration.

  • John T | October 21, 2008 at 9:49 am |

    [quote comment=”295873″][quote comment=”295870″][quote comment=”295868″]

    The Sports Poster Warehouse folks have a very cool new product: an NFL uniform timeline poster

    It would be even cooler if they could spell Oakland correctly.[/quote]

    Please tell me there’s an NHL one of those…[/quote]

    Sorry, Jim. They wereo only made for professional sports![/quote]

    Be careful, He knows where you live……

    http://blogs.citypag...

  • ClubMedSux | October 21, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    I am shocked, just SHOCKED, that after 30+ comments nobody has inquired as to the identity of the chick in the Blackhawks socks and/or where we can find more pics of her. I mean, not that I’m curious about that or anything…

    And to speculate as to Sopel’s unique stylings, it’s probably something simple like his socks slipped down one game and by coincidence he scored a hat trick and he’s kept them that way ever since.

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 9:56 am |

    [quote comment=”295874″]Virginia Tech is NOT a Riddell exclusive team. We have had OL wearing Schutt since at least 2000. Heck, you can even buy Authentic, replica, and mini VT Schutt helmets on campus. Its been that way since at the very least my freshman year in 2002.[/quote]

    I apologize, but in all of my years of watching VaTech, I have NEVER seen a Schutt on-field!

  • interlockingtc | October 21, 2008 at 9:58 am |

    Best news of the day: Tommy Agee home run marker extracted.

    I wonder where it’ll go?

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    And the Schutt mini helmets are made for most colleges. I was in Walgreen’s the other day and they had Army mini helmets, USMA!

  • Jet | October 21, 2008 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”295877″]I am shocked, just SHOCKED, that after 30+ comments nobody has inquired as to the identity of the chick in the Blackhawks socks and/or where we can find more pics of her. [/quote]

    Where? I missed this…

    -Jet

  • Steve | October 21, 2008 at 10:03 am |

    The Sports Poster Warehouse shot reminds me again of why it’s so frustrating sometimes to see uniform chronologies in various contexts.

    Being a Broncos fan, I immediately noticed #12 was wrong…There wasn’t a blue number/white outline on orange, and especially not in 1960. The poster says it’s supposed to be the first uniform in their current city…and the Broncos are infamous for the vertical striped socks and nasty brown and yellow uniforms they started with. The orange unis weren’t introduced until a few years later.

    Anyone ever notice those mugs/posters/magnets etc, that list the progression of team uniforms? I know that on the Broncos one they paired the away jersey with home pants (blue stripe to orange stripe) for 1999. It’s been corrected in future editions, I believe.

    Of course, I also traded Madden 09 back 3 days after I bought it because they put the Broncos in the terrible blue pants and got rid of the standard white pant home set. The Broncos only wear blue pants on national TV games at home. If only they’d just done a bit of research!

  • Jet | October 21, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    I’m not liking the sleeve numbers on those Montreal Canadians jerseys.

    And someone needs to sit Brent Sopel down and explain the uni facts of life to him…

    -Jet

  • Jet | October 21, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”295882″]The Sports Poster Warehouse shot reminds me again of why it’s so frustrating sometimes to see uniform chronologies in various contexts….
    If only they’d just done a bit of research![/quote]

    Good find, Steve, just wait until Ricko gets ahold of that poster and picks it apart!!!

    -Jet

  • +JohnnyBoy- | October 21, 2008 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”295877″]I am shocked, just SHOCKED, that after 30+ comments nobody has inquired as to the identity of the chick in the Blackhawks socks and/or where we can find more pics of her. I mean, not that I’m curious about that or anything…

    And to speculate as to Sopel’s unique stylings, it’s probably something simple like his socks slipped down one game and by coincidence he scored a hat trick and he’s kept them that way ever since.[/quote]

    That’s the only reason I read the comments today.

  • Teebz | October 21, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”295870″][quote comment=”295868″]

    The Sports Poster Warehouse folks have a very cool new product: an NFL uniform timeline poster

    It would be even cooler if they could spell Oakland correctly.[/quote]

    Please tell me there’s an NHL one of those…[/quote]

    Some teams already have something like that in NHL merchandise, Jim.

    Chicago Blackhawks
    Detroit Red Wings
    New York Rangers
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Pittsburgh Penguins
    NHL All-Star Game
    Boston Bruins

    There are a pile of other ones as well.

  • LI Phil | October 21, 2008 at 10:13 am |
  • LI Phil | October 21, 2008 at 10:14 am |

    [quote]Sorry, Jim. They wereo only made for professional sports![/quote]

    MAJOR sports, slapnuts

    if you’re gonna steal my joke, don’t screw it up ;)

  • Jim MI | October 21, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”295886″][quote comment=”295870″][quote comment=”295868″]

    The Sports Poster Warehouse folks have a very cool new product: an NFL uniform timeline poster

    It would be even cooler if they could spell Oakland correctly.[/quote]

    Please tell me there’s an NHL one of those…[/quote]

    Some teams already have something like that in NHL merchandise, Jim.

    Chicago Blackhawks
    Detroit Red Wings
    New York Rangers
    Philadelphia Flyers
    Pittsburgh Penguins
    NHL All-Star Game
    Boston Bruins

    There are a pile of other ones as well.[/quote]

    Yeah, I have Red Wings, Original Six, and The Next Six of those.

    Just be nice to see the unis of all the current teams as they entered the league.

  • The Hemogoblin | October 21, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    When did Bryan become Byran?

    Just curious.

  • Al | October 21, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”295884″]
    Good find, Steve, just wait until Ricko gets ahold of that poster and picks it apart!!!

    -Jet[/quote]
    See post #7…

    Also, it’s not a “new” product — the copyright is 2005 and it has the Super Bowl XL (aka The “Jerome Bettis is from Detroit? Really?” Super Bowl) logo on it.

  • union jack | October 21, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    “Contrary to what I’d been led to expect, it looks like the Tommie Agee home run marker at Shea was successfully excavated after all”

    Looks likely that someone figured out during demo that the stairs landing was hollow, not solid concrete. This probably made extraction feasible (can you imagine trying to carve away a slab if it were solid?)

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”295885″][quote comment=”295877″]I am shocked, just SHOCKED, that after 30+ comments nobody has inquired as to the identity of the chick in the Blackhawks socks and/or where we can find more pics of her. I mean, not that I’m curious about that or anything…

    And to speculate as to Sopel’s unique stylings, it’s probably something simple like his socks slipped down one game and by coincidence he scored a hat trick and he’s kept them that way ever since.[/quote]

    That’s the only reason I read the comments today.[/quote]

    Along the lines of comment #32, because the pics were linked in Hockey jibber-jabber, I bypassed it.

    However, that is a QAULITY pic that should have probably had a NSFW tag applied to it!

  • Bryan Redemske | October 21, 2008 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”295890″]When did Bryan become Byran?

    Just curious.[/quote]

    Good question. Seems like something I would have noticed.

  • Michael Princip | October 21, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    Another thing on that NFL uniform timeline, they made Jim Zorn a righty when he actually threw left handed. eh, just sayin’.

  • Joe Hilseberg | October 21, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    “What’s wrong with this picture? Look at the two different 2s”

    And the 2 different 1s

  • scott | October 21, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”295879″]Best news of the day: Tommy Agee home run marker extracted.

    I wonder where it’ll go?[/quote]

    Will there be a team museum at the new Mets park? That would be a good place for the marker and the apple and top hat.

  • Hott Rodd | October 21, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    Also regarding that poster they seem to use the words “first year a team moved to that city” to mean “when the team changed their name” since the Phoenix Cardinals became the Arizona Cardinals in ’94, but still played in the same city and stadium (Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe).

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”295888″][quote]Sorry, Jim. They wereo only made for professional sports![/quote]

    MAJOR sports, slapnuts

    if you’re gonna steal my joke, don’t screw it up ;)[/quote]

    I get too excited, and premature etypulation!

  • Matthew J | October 21, 2008 at 10:28 am |

    the nfl uniform timeline also lists the #8 photo as the 1995 Rams…right between the 1937 Redskins and the 1950 49ers.

    Also, if they show the white ball as being used around 1940-1950, how come none of the players in that era of the poster are holding the white ball?

  • BrianC | October 21, 2008 at 10:28 am |

    As far as hyphenated names go, what happens when the yuppie offspring who bear them start marrying? Will you see kids named Fong-Stemkowski-Himmler-Jones? How will THAT look on a jersey?

  • Helmets Match Pants | October 21, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    #23 is wrong too. The Seahawks wore a plain silver helmet in 1976.

  • Beardface | October 21, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”295878″][quote comment=”295874″]Virginia Tech is NOT a Riddell exclusive team. We have had OL wearing Schutt since at least 2000. Heck, you can even buy Authentic, replica, and mini VT Schutt helmets on campus. Its been that way since at the very least my freshman year in 2002.[/quote]

    I apologize, but in all of my years of watching VaTech, I have NEVER seen a Schutt on-field![/quote]
    They’re not very popular just for the fact that the Riddell has had such a long standing history at not only VT but also the NFL, but we’ve always had the option out there to allow players to wear the Schutt. Its very rare when you see it, and its usually only on the lines, mainly the OL (which gets absolutely NO facetime with the Hokies) but they’ve been there.

    As I’ve said… its just been very few and far between when it happens, though

  • The Hemogoblin | October 21, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”295894″][quote comment=”295890″]When did Bryan become Byran?

    Just curious.[/quote]

    Good question. Seems like something I would have noticed.[/quote]

    You suck so bad at your job, you should be fired………..

  • Jet | October 21, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”295891″][quote comment=”295884″]
    Good find, Steve, just wait until Ricko gets ahold of that poster and picks it apart!!!

    -Jet[/quote]
    See post #7…

    [/quote]

    Oops, heh heh…

    -Jet

  • The Hemogoblin | October 21, 2008 at 10:48 am |

    Whoops… that was a /sarcasm

  • Teebz | October 21, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    About Sopel:

    He wears thicker shin pads for blocking shots as a defenceman. With the socks being form-fitting, it could simply be that he can’t get the tighter end of the sock over his shin pads. Therefore, he wears the new socks, but needs to wear them longer to accommodate his shin pads.

    If you look at this picture, you can see he’s got a ton of padding on his shins. I doubt that the tight socks would fit.

    Of course, this is just a guess, so if anyone hears differently, you know what to do. :o)

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”295908″]About Sopel:

    He wears thicker shin pads for blocking shots as a defenceman. With the socks being form-fitting, it could simply be that he can’t get the tighter end of the sock over his shin pads. Therefore, he wears the new socks, but needs to wear them longer to accommodate his shin pads.

    If you look at this picture, you can see he’s got a ton of padding on his shins. I doubt that the tight socks would fit.

    Of course, this is just a guess, so if anyone hears differently, you know what to do. :o)[/quote]

    Or it could be, as is evident in Teebz picture, that Sopel is retarded, thus the socks are upside down!

  • Jeff P | October 21, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    In regards to the main entry today, I can explain the socks thing. He’s probalby wearing a size up, but the appearance isn’t the reason. A lot of guys these days wear extra long shinpads that cover the front of the skate too, so the socks have to start up under the pad. If the guy is traditional about how he wears the gear (as I am) the sock goes inside the skate and the pad begins right at the top of the skate.
    Most guys though just tuck the sock under a little bit under the pad, so the stripes so the stripes still look reasonable

    What I think we have going here is Sopel putting his socks in his skates in the traditional manner but then hiking them down and putting the shin pad on, eating up a lot more sock and thus lowering the stripes.

    Unfortunately, it’s a rare guy in the NHL these days who wears his socks and pads right. It’s more excusable though since the new style does offer better protection.

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”295903″][quote comment=”295878″][quote comment=”295874″]Virginia Tech is NOT a Riddell exclusive team. We have had OL wearing Schutt since at least 2000. Heck, you can even buy Authentic, replica, and mini VT Schutt helmets on campus. Its been that way since at the very least my freshman year in 2002.[/quote]

    I apologize, but in all of my years of watching VaTech, I have NEVER seen a Schutt on-field![/quote]
    They’re not very popular just for the fact that the Riddell has had such a long standing history at not only VT but also the NFL, but we’ve always had the option out there to allow players to wear the Schutt. Its very rare when you see it, and its usually only on the lines, mainly the OL (which gets absolutely NO facetime with the Hokies) but they’ve been there.

    As I’ve said… its just been very few and far between when it happens, though[/quote]

    Thank you, Beardface…you have now provided me with a mission!

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 11:01 am |

    BTW, check out Turd Ferguson in the seats, behind Sopel’s left elbow:

    http://cdn.nhl.com/i...

    http://bleacherrepor...

    PLEASE DON”T QUOTE THIS!!!JUST GIGGLE AND MOVE ON!

  • JTH | October 21, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    More inaccuracies on that NFL uniform timeline: The Bears were the Decatur Staleys in 1920 and the Chicago Staleys in 1921. Were the Lions ever known as the Portsmouth Lions? I thought it was the Portsmouth Spartans.

    [quote]#23 is wrong too. The Seahawks wore a plain silver helmet in 1976.[/quote]
    Didn’t the Seahawks actually have a helmet logo in the 1976 regular season, but a blank helmet in the preseason or something like that?

  • Bryan Redemske | October 21, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”295907″]Whoops… that was a /sarcasm[/quote]

    One would hope. Though it would suck to get fired from a non-paying job.

  • Ron V | October 21, 2008 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”295902″]#23 is wrong too. The Seahawks wore a plain silver helmet in 1976.[/quote]

    No, I’m sorry. The Seahawks never wore a plain silver helmet in any game. Perhaps in training camp. Why do I keep hearing this?

  • Thomas Clark | October 21, 2008 at 11:12 am |

    First things first, Sopel’s socks are not upside down. If they were the stripes would be around the knee/thigh area.

    You can also see that Sopel doesn’t have the socks tucked into the skate as was pondered. He does indeed wear longer shin guards as a defenseman because you want to minimize the amount of unpadded area. The old style with the pad inside the tongue of the skate exposed too much of the foot/upper ankle and was, frankly, dangerous.

    Please, please stop saying they’re upside down though, they aren’t.

  • Ricko | October 21, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”295914″][quote comment=”295907″]Whoops… that was a /sarcasm[/quote]

    One would hope. Though it would suck to get fired from a non-paying job.[/quote]

  • Jerico | October 21, 2008 at 11:15 am |

    One less suit on the job–the 49ers just fired Mike Nolan.

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

    [quote comment=”295909″]
    Or it could be, as is evident in Teebz picture, that Sopel is retarded, thus the socks are upside down![/quote]

    You know, for a guy who doesn’t watch one of the major sports, Powers, you sure know how to rile the fans up. ;o)

    I may become the Dr. Evil to you being Powers, Powers. LOL

  • Mark W | October 21, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”295897″][quote comment=”295879″]Best news of the day: Tommy Agee home run marker extracted.

    I wonder where it’ll go?[/quote]

    Will there be a team museum at the new Mets park? That would be a good place for the marker and the apple and top hat.[/quote]

    I sure hope that some demolition worker with a plasma cutter doesn’t have that in his basement…

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”295919″][quote comment=”295909″]
    Or it could be, as is evident in Teebz picture, that Sopel is retarded, thus the socks are upside down![/quote]

    You know, for a guy who doesn’t watch one of the major sports, Powers, you sure know how to rile the fans up. ;o)

    I may become the Dr. Evil to you being Powers, Powers. LOL[/quote]

    I will take a moment out of my Getty Images search for a VaTech Schutt helmet to respond:

    Look at the pic…the guy has to be about as sharp as a bowling ball.

    And to be honest…Once upon a time in 1994, I watched almost two whole playoff series. Rangers/Devils and Rangers/Canucks.

    My roommate freshman year was a very good hockey player, in the Xaverian HOF, no less. I watched alot being around him, plus I learned how to make the little “deke” move that never failed in NHL ’93 for whatever game system that was!

  • Namhob | October 21, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”295887″]what’s the deal with #7’s socks?[/quote]
    It looks like he’s wearing some sort of black wrist bands (maybe he has sweaty shins?) that are covering up a couple of the stripes.

  • LI Phil | October 21, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”295918″]One less suit on the job–the 49ers just fired Mike Nolan.[/quote]

    blame stuby

  • Jeff P | October 21, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    never mind about the pulling them under thing. Looking at the photos again, it appears he doens’t bother.

    There’s no reason to pull them down that far though unless he wears a way oversized sock…

    Actually, that would be it. The old CCM socks were very loose around the pad. I could never wear them myself, I wear something by twin city or pearsox, because they’re much tighter and help hold the pad in place- but a lot of guys like the really loose feeling. When the RBK edge was introduced, Socks became a lot tighter, so he probably asks for a couple sizes up to get it looser- and since the velcro patch to hold it up is at a fixed location (Us joes can’t get them in sizes, but pros get Small, Medium, large, XL and so on) So he has to take the extra length off at the bottom.

    So in effect, this is the baggy baseball pants of hockey.

    As for the pre RBK ones? probalby cutting off the elastic part at the bottom.

  • DenverGregg | October 21, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”295847″] . . . Titans are planning a blue-out, they are calling it CODE BLUE. They are giving out 68,000 light blue tees at the MNF game versus the Colts (early version went out to the media in paint cans yesterday). . . [/quote]
    How about a Blue Moon instead? Everyone can drop trou to demonstrate that monochromatic fan attire fad is played out.

  • Teebz | October 21, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”295921″][quote comment=”295919″][quote comment=”295909″]
    Or it could be, as is evident in Teebz picture, that Sopel is retarded, thus the socks are upside down![/quote]

    You know, for a guy who doesn’t watch one of the major sports, Powers, you sure know how to rile the fans up. ;o)

    I may become the Dr. Evil to you being Powers, Powers. LOL[/quote]

    I will take a moment out of my Getty Images search for a VaTech Schutt helmet to respond:

    Look at the pic…the guy has to be about as sharp as a bowling ball.

    And to be honest…Once upon a time in 1994, I watched almost two whole playoff series. Rangers/Devils and Rangers/Canucks.

    My roommate freshman year was a very good hockey player, in the Xaverian HOF, no less. I watched alot being around him, plus I learned how to make the little “deke” move that never failed in NHL ’93 for whatever game system that was![/quote]

    I was only joking, Mr. Powers. You’re a’ight. ;o)

    That deke move in NHLPA ’93 – solid. Jeremy Roenick? Greatest video game hockey player ever, thanks to that game. Chicago was invincible with him on the ice. Check out the movie Swingers for more on that one.

  • ScottyJ in WV | October 21, 2008 at 11:34 am |

    Regarding post #70…..well played Mr. (or Ms.) Powers! Well played indeed!

  • Al | October 21, 2008 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”295921″]plus I learned how to make the little “deke” move that never failed in NHL ’93 for whatever game system that was![/quote]
    Sega Genesis

  • Rick Chaney | October 21, 2008 at 11:36 am |

    That poster is junk. I know they can’t use the old Ravens logo, but the rest of the uniform if totally inaccurate. They wore white shoes and black pants with the purple jersey and the font is all wrong. Plus why is character on the poster doing a ‘$5 dollar foot long’ pose?

  • Henry | October 21, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    Dion Phaneuf is another player who wears his socks like Sopel — it isn’t as noticable with the Flames because they had thicker striping (and now have the Edge style sock); you can see it better on this photo from the World Junior Hockey Championships: http://nhl.speedera....

    Also, re: sleeves pulled up — Todd Bertuzzi has worn it that way for a number of years.

  • tim | October 21, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    Ike Taylor screencaps (admittedly fuzzy due to 1080i interlacing)

    http://entertainment...
    http://entertainment...

    It appears to me his pants are cut considerably short.

  • The Hemogoblin | October 21, 2008 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”295914″][quote comment=”295907″]Whoops… that was a /sarcasm[/quote]

    One would hope. Though it would suck to get fired from a non-paying job.[/quote]

    I’ve been fired from jobs that seemed like they were non-paying… it has a relieving feeling.

  • Juan Grande | October 21, 2008 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”295931″]Ike Taylor screencaps (admittedly fuzzy due to 1080i interlacing)

    http://entertainment...
    http://entertainment...

    It appears to me his pants are cut considerably short.[/quote]

    It looks like he has stork legs!

  • LI Phil | October 21, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    [quote]well played Mr. (or Ms.) Powers![/quote]

    you’re correct on both accounts

  • The Ol Goaler | October 21, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”295916″]First things first, Sopel’s socks are not upside down. If they were the stripes would be around the knee/thigh area.

    You can also see that Sopel doesn’t have the socks tucked into the skate as was pondered. He does indeed wear longer shin guards as a defenseman because you want to minimize the amount of unpadded area. The old style with the pad inside the tongue of the skate exposed too much of the foot/upper ankle and was, frankly, dangerous.

    Please, please stop saying they’re upside down though, they aren’t.[/quote]
    Back in “the day”, some defensemen wore an extra pad on the outside of their skates to protect their feet when blocking shots… you can see an example in this shot of the Plager brothers (Barclay’s in front; Bob, who wore the “spats”, is behind Barc!)

  • Fez Whatley | October 21, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    Jeff P nailed it with the extra long socks. You can order them like that.

    Check out Petr Nedved, he’s been low stiping it for a while:
    http://cache.daylife...
    http://www.checkoutm...
    http://news.bbc.co.u...

  • JTH | October 21, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    Looks like the Blackhawks Ice Crew girl on the left is a Brent Sopel fan.

  • Peter Wunsch | October 21, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    NOB related. Last night the Rangers played the Dallas Stars, who’s uniform names and numbers are unreadable in the stands BTW ith twin brothers Henrik and Joel Lundqvist opposing one another. In the official stats Henrik is H. Lundqvist as goalie. The other 81 games of the same he has no initial.

  • Nico | October 21, 2008 at 11:56 am |

    Worst team name?

    PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES.

  • dave | October 21, 2008 at 11:56 am |

    While youre at it, call the bears and ask why they wear the wrong socks when they don all whites on the road. It drives me crazy!

  • The Hemogoblin | October 21, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    Since we’re talking about shin guards in hockey, let’s all direct ourselves to the man who most likely wore the same pair throughout his entire career:

    Craig Ludwig.

    (Dallas was the last team he played for, so I figured this shot would be very demonstrative.)

  • Giancarlo | October 21, 2008 at 12:00 pm |

    Additional mistakes in the NFL Timeline poster:

    Pittsburgh were called the Pirates not just in ’33 but all the way up till they took the name Steelers in ’40.

    No mention of the “Tennessee Oilers.”

    NY Titans did not exist in ’63, they were already the Jets.

  • Giancarlo | October 21, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    …and also the LA Chargers moved to San Diego in ’61, not ’62.

  • Beardface | October 21, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”295939″]Worst team name?

    PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES.[/quote]
    Not even close…. nice try, though

    There are much worse out there… Houston Texans, Tampa Bay Rays, OKC Thunder, etc

    The Phillies is one of the classic names, one of the best ones out there. Don’t hate because you aren’t a fan…

    By the way… How bout this series featuring something you don’t often see in sports. The sleeve numbers on only one sleeve!

  • KT | October 21, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”295863″]you know that Denver QB is modeling what the NFL SHOULD do with the uniforms, logo free. The Reebok logo is hideous.[/quote]

    They pay the NFL at least $25 million a year. You realize that trumps all of our concerns about logos and clean jerseys, right?

  • Joe Drennan | October 21, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    A list of things since we’re talking my favoriite sport – hockey.

    Socks. As mentioned if they were upside down, the stripes would be on the thighs or high knees, giving a bellbottom effect. An unfortunate effect you see at the high school level at inferior programs that have no standards.

    Many players tend to overlap their socks over their skates to simply hold their laces in place – something I do as a goaltender. Some kids at the youth and high school level take this one step further and pull the sock around the heel though. They’re easily spotted sitting on the bench for looking stupid.Goalies on the other hand tend to do this (pull the sock around the heel) for practical reasons, i.e. as we move around the socks tend to ride up our legs because of the straps from our pads, but pulling the socks around the heel of the foot keeps them in place.

    Now to sleeves being worn up on the arm. It’s a fad with these new Rbk Edge jerseys because if you remember, players complained that the sweat was held in the jerseys and ended up in the gloves. Simple solution, wear the sleves up so the sweat comes out and drips on the ice, not in gloves. Goalies tend to do this because tight sleves can restrict arm movement. I tend to simply wear a jersey that can double as a 12 man tent in the off-season because all that extra fabric can catch pucks.

    Now for hot chicks with Hawks socks on, go to their website and look for their ice crew. Good for some fun. You can thank me later. Any other questions on hockey, let me know I’m a wealth of useless knowledge my wife says – jpdren99@smumn.edu

  • KT | October 21, 2008 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”295902″]#23 is wrong too. The Seahawks wore a plain silver helmet in 1976.[/quote]

    No they didn’t.

  • The Hemogoblin | October 21, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”295942″]Additional mistakes in the NFL Timeline poster:

    Pittsburgh were called the Pirates not just in ’33 but all the way up till they took the name Steelers in ’40.

    No mention of the “Tennessee Oilers.”

    NY Titans did not exist in ’63, they were already the Jets.[/quote]

    OK, can we just accept the fact that the poster is a nightmare?

  • Jeff | October 21, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    Sopel could wear those socks with the stripes vertically for all I care, as long as the Hawks keep winning.

  • steve | October 21, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”295933″][quote comment=”295931″]Ike Taylor screencaps (admittedly fuzzy due to 1080i interlacing)

    http://entertainment...
    http://entertainment...

    It appears to me his pants are cut considerably short.[/quote]

    It looks like he has stork legs![/quote]
    first link is timmons. it just looks like ike may be wearing all black socks. During the throwback games he wore all black socks with black tape covering his shoes. i wonder if he was ever fined for that

  • Thomas Clark | October 21, 2008 at 12:13 pm |

    Craig Ludwig and his batman shin guards make an appearance, this is fantastic.

  • Ricko | October 21, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”295947″][quote comment=”295902″]#23 is wrong too. The Seahawks wore a plain silver helmet in 1976.[/quote]

    No they didn’t.[/quote]

    Thank you.
    And that green dot on a helmet means…?

    Yes, that poster is a nightmare. Tried to be charitable, but couldn’t allow myself to get sucked in by it. Would have become far too annoying.

  • JTH | October 21, 2008 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”295952″][quote comment=”295947″][quote comment=”295902″]#23 is wrong too. The Seahawks wore a plain silver helmet in 1976.[/quote]

    No they didn’t.[/quote]

    Thank you.
    And that green dot on a helmet means…?

    Yes, that poster is a nightmare. Tried to be charitable, but couldn’t allow myself to get sucked in by it. Would have become far too annoying.[/quote]
    The uniform inaccuracies are understandable. The teams’ historical misinformation, not so much.

  • The Hemogoblin | October 21, 2008 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”295951″]Craig Ludwig and his batman shin guards make an appearance, this is fantastic.[/quote]

    It’s really the only reason I remember him… like the only reason I remember Arturs Irbe is because of his dirty white pads.

  • Rich | October 21, 2008 at 12:22 pm |

    Another Ike Taylor pic:

    http://www.uniformvi...

  • Justin in AR | October 21, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”295939″]Worst team name?

    PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES.[/quote]

    Nah. How ’bout the Marist Red Foxes. Still can’t help but think of Redd Foxx in Sanford and Son everytime I hear something about that team. Which is usually once a year around March when they appear on my March Madness bracket.

  • RedSkins | October 21, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    i know there’s been a lot of talk about the new riddell revolution speed on here, but i’m not sure if this link from chris cooley’s blog has been posted. i just thought i’d pass it along. he’s the one guy on the redskins, apparently, who was given this helmet as a trial.

    http://chriscooley47...

  • Garrett | October 21, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    Sorry for being the first guy to use the word “upside down” in regards to the socks. In my initial email to Paul I failed to detail that my personal knowledge of hockey socks is very small. I meant to give the idea that stripes near the top of the lower leg now appeared at the bottom. In the end, I probably shouldn’t have been so wordy and let the pictures I took speak for themselves.

  • Beardface | October 21, 2008 at 12:25 pm |

    Eastbay has leaked new NIKE System of a Dress uniforms for multiple schools…

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

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

  • The Hemogoblin | October 21, 2008 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”295959″]Eastbay has leaked new NIKE System of a Dress uniforms for multiple schools…

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

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

    Whoops. Try that again.

  • Beardface | October 21, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”295960″][quote comment=”295959″]Eastbay has leaked new NIKE System of a Dress uniforms for multiple schools…

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

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

    Whoops. Try that again.[/quote]
    Tops: http://www.eastbay.c...

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

    Better?

  • James P. | October 21, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    The 49ers fired Mike Nolan earlier today. That’s one less suit on the sidelines…

  • Beardface | October 21, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”295961″][quote comment=”295960″][quote comment=”295959″]Eastbay has leaked new NIKE System of a Dress uniforms for multiple schools…

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

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

    Whoops. Try that again.[/quote]
    Tops: http://www.eastbay.c...

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

    Better?[/quote]
    Fuck it…

    Just do a search for ‘Nike twill’ and ‘Nike twill shorts’ to see them all

  • Kate | October 21, 2008 at 12:42 pm |

    Another reason players wear their jesey hiked up over their elbow pad is to cool off, it can be very hot playing in NHL arenas compared to your local hockey arena

    Bertuzzi

  • LI Phil | October 21, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”295962″]The 49ers fired Mike Nolan earlier today. That’s one less suit on the sidelines…[/quote]

    blame stuby

  • Eric Romain | October 21, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    I have always worn my hockey sweater sleeves hiked up on my elbow pad…
    But I do it for a much more uni-compulsive reason. My hockey gloves are old and any light color fabric that goes inside them instantly stains yellow. I can’t be skating around in stained uniforms all year.

  • JTH | October 21, 2008 at 12:44 pm |

    Hey, has anyone heard that Frank Caliendo has a TV show? You’d think that TBS would try to do something to get the word out.

  • Thomas Clark | October 21, 2008 at 12:50 pm |

    I remember Irbe for looking like he was a 12 year old who’s parents shopped at Play It Again Sports…but that’s just me.

    While he only wore them for a short part of his career when I think white pads, I think of Tom Barrasso.

  • The Hemogoblin | October 21, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”295968″]I remember Irbe for looking like he was a 12 year old who’s parents shopped at Play It Again Sports…but that’s just me.

    While he only wore them for a short part of his career when I think white pads, I think of Tom Barrasso.[/quote]

    Andy Moog always comes to mind…

  • Stuby | October 21, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    Phil, if I really had that much mojo over the Niners, Mooch and Garcia would still be there and the team wouldn’t be wearing those extra-fancy uniforms.

  • Dan | October 21, 2008 at 1:09 pm |

    Just to comment on the NFL timeline poster, and the artwork in particular, I don’t think it’s that bad; there may be inaccuracies there but overall I think it’s a nice looking and interesting piece.

    As a football artist, I know how hard it can be sometimes to get the uniforms exactly right, but knowing there are people that will really scrutinize what I do, I do make sure that they’re as close as possible!

  • JF in DC | October 21, 2008 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”295971″]Just to comment on the NFL timeline poster, and the artwork in particular, I don’t think it’s that bad; there may be inaccuracies there but overall I think it’s a nice looking and interesting piece.

    As a football artist, I know how hard it can be sometimes to get the uniforms exactly right, but knowing there are people that will really scrutinize what I do, I do make sure that they’re as close as possible![/quote]
    They’re not even close though…the 1960 Bills (depicted) wore the Lions-like silver and blue, and the stripes shown on the jersey did not come around until 1975, yet the player is wearing a ’62-’73 helmet…ugh! It’s just a very sloppy job all around.

  • Beeker | October 21, 2008 at 1:14 pm |

    Hey, go easy on my Johnnies. The name may not be creative, but our football coach is the winningist coach in college football. He passed Eddie Robinson in 2003 and is still coaching and still winning.

  • Jason | October 21, 2008 at 1:19 pm |

    That can’t be the official world series caps…The hats usually have a raised, embroidered WS patch, not just an iron-on transfer. Or did they decide to cheap out?

  • PK | October 21, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”295956″][quote comment=”295939″]Worst team name?

    PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES.[/quote]

    Nah. How ’bout the Marist Red Foxes. .[/quote]

    Actaully, the girls are so notorious (and for other reasons non-uni-related..bad things) in the Poughkeepsie area, they are referred to as the Bed Foxes…

    plus their uni’s are nothing special
    http://graphics.fans...

  • Jay Furr | October 21, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    That uniform timeline poster has “OKALAND RAIDERS” in the team listing. I think I’ll pass on ordering it.

  • PK | October 21, 2008 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”295976″]That uniform timeline poster has “OKALAND RAIDERS” in the team listing. I think I’ll pass on ordering it.[/quote]

    Has anyone gotten in touch with the people who produced that to let them know how bad they f*d up?

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”295963″][quote comment=”295961″][quote comment=”295960″][quote comment=”295959″]Eastbay has leaked new NIKE System of a Dress uniforms for multiple schools…

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

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

    Whoops. Try that again.[/quote]
    Tops: http://www.eastbay.c...

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

    Better?[/quote]
    Fuck it…

    Just do a search for ‘Nike twill’ and ‘Nike twill shorts’ to see them all[/quote]

    Ah, Beardface…just the UWer I’ve been looking for!

    1. To link to Eastbay, you need to:

    A. Enlarge the image
    B. Right Click on the image
    C. Click Properties
    D. Copy the image’s URL
    E. Paste that into your comment

    2. More Important!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    After searching through Getty Images for ! full hour, I gave up and said, “There’s gotta be an easier way!”.

    I went to VaTech’s Athletic Dept. website and looked in the staff directory for their Equipment Manager.

    I called Lester Karlin and Eric Cross and left messages stating my dilemma.

    Not 30 minutes later, Karlin, the head E.M. called me back with an answer.

    He stated that since 1976, VaTech has worn either the Riddell VSR-4 or Revolution.

    To this, I mentioned Tyrod Taylor’s recent wearing of the Revolution Speed. He was impressed that I noticed, then mentioned that Taylor will be returning to the VSR-4 that he wore last year, this weekend.

    http://cache1.asset-...

    http://cache3.asset-...

    Mr. Karlin stated that for only 1 month, during this time, did a Schutt prototype surface. That prototype was given to a wide receiver to try out during practice. That helmet is no longer used, nor is the brand!

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”295957″]i know there’s been a lot of talk about the new riddell revolution speed on here, but i’m not sure if this link from chris cooley’s blog has been posted. i just thought i’d pass it along. he’s the one guy on the redskins, apparently, who was given this helmet as a trial.

    http://chriscooley47...

    Here’s another good pic from this weekend:

    http://static.nfl.co...

    Someone mentioned the Bears and their Socks Shenanigans:

    http://static.nfl.co...

    1. Hester wearing regular tubes over his striped hose.

    2. Seemingly wearing Nike Speed Vapors instead of his contracted Uner Armour Proto Speed Mid.

  • Jim MI | October 21, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”295978″][quote comment=”295963″][quote comment=”295961″][quote comment=”295960″][quote comment=”295959″]Eastbay has leaked new NIKE System of a Dress uniforms for multiple schools…

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

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

    Whoops. Try that again.[/quote]
    Tops: http://www.eastbay.c...

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

    Better?[/quote]
    Fuck it…

    Just do a search for ‘Nike twill’ and ‘Nike twill shorts’ to see them all[/quote]

    Ah, Beardface…just the UWer I’ve been looking for!

    1. To link to Eastbay, you need to:

    A. Enlarge the image
    B. Right Click on the image
    C. Click Properties
    D. Copy the image’s URL
    E. Paste that into your comment

    2. More Important!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    After searching through Getty Images for ! full hour, I gave up and said, “There’s gotta be an easier way!”.

    I went to VaTech’s Athletic Dept. website and looked in the staff directory for their Equipment Manager.

    I called Lester Karlin and Eric Cross and left messages stating my dilemma.

    Not 30 minutes later, Karlin, the head E.M. called me back with an answer.

    He stated that since 1976, VaTech has worn either the Riddell VSR-4 or Revolution.

    To this, I mentioned Tyrod Taylor’s recent wearing of the Revolution Speed. He was impressed that I noticed, then mentioned that Taylor will be returning to the VSR-4 that he wore last year, this weekend.

    http://cache1.asset-...

    http://cache3.asset-...

    Mr. Karlin stated that for only 1 month, during this time, did a Schutt prototype surface. That prototype was given to a wide receiver to try out during practice. That helmet is no longer used, nor is the brand![/quote]

    Mpowers, just curious, did he ever ask you who you were or why you would want to know that info? I imagine a random person calling him and asking for that type of info doesn’t happan everyday lol.

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    Eastbay links:
    http://a712.g.akamai...

  • Chris in Nashville | October 21, 2008 at 1:35 pm |

    Here are the “Oregon Twill Shorts” that are a part of the uniforms that Beardface was trying to link to. Call me crazy, but they just look like black shorts.

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

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 1:37 pm |
  • chance | October 21, 2008 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”295900″]the nfl uniform timeline also lists the #8 photo as the 1995 Rams…right between the 1937 Redskins and the 1950 49ers.

    Also, if they show the white ball as being used around 1940-1950, how come none of the players in that era of the poster are holding the white ball?[/quote]

    The white ball was just for night games.

    Don’t know what that obviously-not-1930s-football labelled “1930” is doing in between “1960” and “1970,” though.

    Yes, I think we can agree that it’s junk. But what’s so damned frustrating is that I love the concept. If only they had researched (or proofread) it better.

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”295980″][quote comment=”295978″][quote comment=”295963″][quote comment=”295961″][quote comment=”295960″][quote comment=”295959″]Eastbay has leaked new NIKE System of a Dress uniforms for multiple schools…

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

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

    Whoops. Try that again.[/quote]
    Tops: http://www.eastbay.c...

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

    Better?[/quote]
    Fuck it…

    Just do a search for ‘Nike twill’ and ‘Nike twill shorts’ to see them all[/quote]

    Ah, Beardface…just the UWer I’ve been looking for!

    1. To link to Eastbay, you need to:

    A. Enlarge the image
    B. Right Click on the image
    C. Click Properties
    D. Copy the image’s URL
    E. Paste that into your comment

    2. More Important!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    After searching through Getty Images for ! full hour, I gave up and said, “There’s gotta be an easier way!”.

    I went to VaTech’s Athletic Dept. website and looked in the staff directory for their Equipment Manager.

    I called Lester Karlin and Eric Cross and left messages stating my dilemma.

    Not 30 minutes later, Karlin, the head E.M. called me back with an answer.

    He stated that since 1976, VaTech has worn either the Riddell VSR-4 or Revolution.

    To this, I mentioned Tyrod Taylor’s recent wearing of the Revolution Speed. He was impressed that I noticed, then mentioned that Taylor will be returning to the VSR-4 that he wore last year, this weekend.

    http://cache1.asset-...

    http://cache3.asset-...

    Mr. Karlin stated that for only 1 month, during this time, did a Schutt prototype surface. That prototype was given to a wide receiver to try out during practice. That helmet is no longer used, nor is the brand![/quote]

    Mpowers, just curious, did he ever ask you who you were or why you would want to know that info? I imagine a random person calling him and asking for that type of info doesn’t happan everyday lol.[/quote]

    When I left my message, I stated that I teach design in New York, and an acquaintance started a debate which carried into the day’s lesson.

    He was more than happy to answer my questions!

  • dpnation | October 21, 2008 at 1:44 pm |

    there’s a comprehensive list of high school mascots at this website.

    I am an alumna of The Madeira School, home of the snails — see the Virginia section.

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 1:51 pm |

    Here’s another:

    New Rochelle Huguenots:

    http://www.eteamz.co...

    Look at NR vs. Monroe Woodbury: Paul’s Purple Nightmare. Plus the ballcarrier is stuck wearing purple for the Baltimore Ravens, Ray Rice!

    They once wore Fleur-de-lis on their helmets.

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 1:53 pm |

    More purple with New Rochelle and Ray Rice: This time against John Jay, not the one with the cool logo:

    http://newrochelle.n...

  • Jeff Sickles | October 21, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    I posted this a couple days ago, still no love for the pink helmet logo? It’s Lowell High School in MI. They are usually the Red Arrows, but became the Pink Arrows for one game.

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    http://blog.mlive.co...

  • The Hemogoblin | October 21, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”295986″]there’s a comprehensive list of high school mascots at this website.

    I am an alumna of The Madeira School, home of the snails — see the Virginia section.[/quote]

    I’m a White Buffalo… We’re collectively known as the White Buffalose… we lost to a team two divisions below us 50-14 in football this year. We’re the smallest school in 5A… not so hot.

  • The Hemogoblin | October 21, 2008 at 2:09 pm |

    A couple from Oregon that were missed on that list:

    Valley Catholic Valiants
    Seaside Gulls
    The Dalles-Wahtonka Eagle Indians (The Dalles was the Indians, Wahtonka the Eagles, and when the schools were amalgamated, the gods shit on their new mascot)

  • Cathy | October 21, 2008 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”295967″]Hey, has anyone heard that Frank Caliendo has a TV show? You’d think that TBS would try to do something to get the word out.[/quote]

    …made me laugh outloud.

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”295990″][quote comment=”295986″]there’s a comprehensive list of high school mascots at this website.

    I am an alumna of The Madeira School, home of the snails — see the Virginia section.[/quote]

    I’m a White Buffalo… We’re collectively known as the White Buffalose… we lost to a team two divisions below us 50-14 in football this year. We’re the smallest school in 5A… not so hot.[/quote]

    Tatonka?

  • Namhob | October 21, 2008 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”295982″]Here are the “Oregon Twill Shorts” that are a part of the uniforms that Beardface was trying to link to. Call me crazy, but they just look like black shorts.

    http://a712.g.akamai...
    Almost, but the black swoosh makes it the official shorts of the Universiry of Oregon.

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”295989″]I posted this a couple days ago, still no love for the pink helmet logo? It’s Lowell High School in MI. They are usually the Red Arrows, but became the Pink Arrows for one game.

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    Hey KT,

    In the second pic, is the Referree on the wrong side of the kicker?

    BTW, some interesting NFL pics from this weekend:

    Seahawks lime green-Huarache 2k4 cleats:
    http://static.nfl.co...

    Dwight Freeney’s AJ 3 PE cleats:
    http://static.nfl.co...

    JaMarcus Russell’s PE Super Bad 2’s:
    http://static.nfl.co...

    More AJ 3 PE’s:
    http://static.nfl.co...

    Big Ben in PE Super Bad 2 Turfs:
    http://static.nfl.co...

    Super Bad 2 PE’s and the SUPER WORST UNIS IN ALL OF FOOTBALL:
    http://static.nfl.co...

    Nice Uni-Matchup:
    http://static.nfl.co...

    A rare Titans Schutt:
    http://static.nfl.co...

    #94 in SB 2 PE’s:
    http://static.nfl.co...

    #87 in Speed Vapor PE’s:
    http://static.nfl.co...

    AP in Super Speed D PE’s:
    http://static.nfl.co...

    Oregon Alum, or former player, Johnathan Stewart in LT PE’s:
    http://img521.images...

  • =bg= | October 21, 2008 at 2:52 pm |

    Now that Kidd has jumped ship, will Niketown in SF disavow all knowledge of him? IE there are HUGE murals inside, and he’s one of ’em.

    Peak? Yeah, right. Sounds like a big seller in the States. Hey Shaq, how are those generic Shaq shoes selling?

  • Ricko | October 21, 2008 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”295989″]I posted this a couple days ago, still no love for the pink helmet logo? It’s Lowell High School in MI. They are usually the Red Arrows, but became the Pink Arrows for one game.

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    Like the pink jerseys, for the purpose they serve.
    About the kicker’s socks…interesting.
    (not enough of a soccer guy to have seen them before, I guess)

    —Ricko

  • LarenR | October 21, 2008 at 2:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”295966″][quote comment=”295962″]The 49ers fired Mike Nolan earlier today. That’s one less suit on the sidelines…[/quote]

    blame thank stuby[/quote]
    fixed.

  • LarenR | October 21, 2008 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”295998″][quote comment=”295966″][quote comment=”295962″]The 49ers fired Mike Nolan earlier today. That’s one less suit on the sidelines…[/quote]

    blame thank stuby[/quote]
    fixed.[/quote]
    Damn! Strikethrough didn’t work.

  • Duckstyle | October 21, 2008 at 2:59 pm |

    Is it just me or is the Texanss QB on the timeline poster making the same forearm shiver move that ref laid on the South Carolina QB?

  • Duckstyle | October 21, 2008 at 3:00 pm |

    Beardface, do you work at Virginia Tech?

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”295997″][quote comment=”295989″]I posted this a couple days ago, still no love for the pink helmet logo? It’s Lowell High School in MI. They are usually the Red Arrows, but became the Pink Arrows for one game.

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    Like the pink jerseys, for the purpose they serve.
    About the kicker’s socks…interesting.
    (not enough of a soccer guy to have seen them before, I guess)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Hey Pops, those socks gave unfortunately been seen quite frequently on HS football fields all over the US for the past two years.

    The first time I saw them was when someone posted a very popular High School team in PA ? whose colors were black and yellow and had five different uni combinations.

    And no, it was not this team:
    http://static.nfl.co...

  • Ricko | October 21, 2008 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”296002″][quote comment=”295997″][quote comment=”295989″]I posted this a couple days ago, still no love for the pink helmet logo? It’s Lowell High School in MI. They are usually the Red Arrows, but became the Pink Arrows for one game.

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    Like the pink jerseys, for the purpose they serve.
    About the kicker’s socks…interesting.
    (not enough of a soccer guy to have seen them before, I guess)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Hey Pops, those socks gave unfortunately been seen quite frequently on HS football fields all over the US for the past two years.

    The first time I saw them was when someone posted a very popular High School team in PA ? whose colors were black and yellow and had five different uni combinations.

    And no, it was not this team:
    http://static.nfl.co...

    Guess don’t get to enough high school football games, either, huh. Is it a big giant swoosh? Looks like it could be.

    (Not to be confused with the Big Giant Head).

  • Beardface | October 21, 2008 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”295978″][quote comment=”295963″][quote comment=”295961″][quote comment=”295960″][quote comment=”295959″]Eastbay has leaked new NIKE System of a Dress uniforms for multiple schools…

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

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

    Whoops. Try that again.[/quote]
    Tops: http://www.eastbay.c...

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

    Better?[/quote]
    Fuck it…

    Just do a search for ‘Nike twill’ and ‘Nike twill shorts’ to see them all[/quote]

    Ah, Beardface…just the UWer I’ve been looking for!

    1. To link to Eastbay, you need to:

    A. Enlarge the image
    B. Right Click on the image
    C. Click Properties
    D. Copy the image’s URL
    E. Paste that into your comment

    2. More Important!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    After searching through Getty Images for ! full hour, I gave up and said, “There’s gotta be an easier way!”.

    I went to VaTech’s Athletic Dept. website and looked in the staff directory for their Equipment Manager.

    I called Lester Karlin and Eric Cross and left messages stating my dilemma.

    Not 30 minutes later, Karlin, the head E.M. called me back with an answer.

    He stated that since 1976, VaTech has worn either the Riddell VSR-4 or Revolution.

    To this, I mentioned Tyrod Taylor’s recent wearing of the Revolution Speed. He was impressed that I noticed, then mentioned that Taylor will be returning to the VSR-4 that he wore last year, this weekend.

    http://cache1.asset-...

    http://cache3.asset-...

    Mr. Karlin stated that for only 1 month, during this time, did a Schutt prototype surface. That prototype was given to a wide receiver to try out during practice. That helmet is no longer used, nor is the brand![/quote]
    No shit, really!

    I coulda sworn I saw the Schutt being worn while I was there. I’ll have to go back through my old pics of VT football on my computer when I get home and see how I screwed that one up. Thanks for the info, I really did not know that!

    As for the other question, no I do not work there, but I graduated on the unintentional 5 year plan as part of the Class of ’07 and lived most of my time by the football fields, so I got to see them all quite often.

  • Dan | October 21, 2008 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”295972″][quote comment=”295971″]Just to comment on the NFL timeline poster, and the artwork in particular, I don’t think it’s that bad; there may be inaccuracies there but overall I think it’s a nice looking and interesting piece.

    As a football artist, I know how hard it can be sometimes to get the uniforms exactly right, but knowing there are people that will really scrutinize what I do, I do make sure that they’re as close as possible![/quote]
    They’re not even close though…the 1960 Bills (depicted) wore the Lions-like silver and blue, and the stripes shown on the jersey did not come around until 1975, yet the player is wearing a ’62-’73 helmet…ugh! It’s just a very sloppy job all around.[/quote]

    Point taken! On further examination, I could probably do a better job myself!

  • Happy Joe | October 21, 2008 at 3:19 pm |

    Is this the uni look that Manny Ramirez has been shooting for?

    http://www.boston.co...

  • oilfan | October 21, 2008 at 3:28 pm |

    I miss the days when my hockey socks had stirrups when I was a kid…

  • JTH | October 21, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”295995″]
    #94 in SB 2 PE’s:
    http://static.nfl.co...

    #87 in Speed Vapor PE’s:
    http://static.nfl.co...
    [/quote]
    That’s Pat Williams and Bernard Berrian, respectively.
    [quote]
    Oregon Alum, or former player, Johnathan Stewart in LT PE’s:
    http://img521.images...
    Jon Stewart went to Oregon? I always thought he was a William & Mary alum.

  • Jonathan Sluss | October 21, 2008 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”295986″]there’s a comprehensive list of high school mascots at this website.

    I am an alumna of The Madeira School, home of the snails — see the Virginia section.[/quote]

    Don’t forget on the Virginia High School List should include the John Handley Judges in Winchester or the Fluvana County Flying Flucos

  • Jonathan Sluss | October 21, 2008 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”296009″][quote comment=”295986″]there’s a comprehensive list of high school mascots at this website.

    I am an alumna of The Madeira School, home of the snails — see the Virginia section.[/quote]

    Don’t forget on the Virginia High School List should include the John Handley Judges in Winchester or the Fluvana County Flying Flucos[/quote]

    Sorry didn’t see the Flucos were already on the list

  • Jonathan Sluss | October 21, 2008 at 3:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”296010″][quote comment=”296009″][quote comment=”295986″]there’s a comprehensive list of high school mascots at this website.

    I am an alumna of The Madeira School, home of the snails — see the Virginia section.[/quote]

    Don’t forget on the Virginia High School List should include the John Handley Judges in Winchester or the Fluvana County Flying Flucos[/quote]

    Sorry didn’t see the Flucos were already on the list[/quote]

    I did however forget the Graham G-men/G-women

  • Namhob | October 21, 2008 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”296006″]Is this the uni look that Manny Ramirez has been shooting for?

    http://www.boston.co...

    Actually, I think Manny is more along the lines of these.
    http://stmedia.start...

  • Nicole | October 21, 2008 at 3:49 pm |

    There’s a high school in Wisconsin who are the Monroe Cheesemakers

  • Nicole | October 21, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    Also, the Rhinelander Hodags

    The hodag is like the North Woods Wisconsin version of Chupa Cabra or Big Foot, etc…

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Duckstyle | October 21, 2008 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”296004″][quote comment=”295978″][quote comment=”295963″][quote comment=”295961″][quote comment=”295960″][quote comment=”295959″]Eastbay has leaked new NIKE System of a Dress uniforms for multiple schools…

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

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

    Whoops. Try that again.[/quote]
    Tops: http://www.eastbay.c...

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

    Better?[/quote]
    Fuck it…

    Just do a search for ‘Nike twill’ and ‘Nike twill shorts’ to see them all[/quote]

    Ah, Beardface…just the UWer I’ve been looking for!

    1. To link to Eastbay, you need to:

    A. Enlarge the image
    B. Right Click on the image
    C. Click Properties
    D. Copy the image’s URL
    E. Paste that into your comment

    2. More Important!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    After searching through Getty Images for ! full hour, I gave up and said, “There’s gotta be an easier way!”.

    I went to VaTech’s Athletic Dept. website and looked in the staff directory for their Equipment Manager.

    I called Lester Karlin and Eric Cross and left messages stating my dilemma.

    Not 30 minutes later, Karlin, the head E.M. called me back with an answer.

    He stated that since 1976, VaTech has worn either the Riddell VSR-4 or Revolution.

    To this, I mentioned Tyrod Taylor’s recent wearing of the Revolution Speed. He was impressed that I noticed, then mentioned that Taylor will be returning to the VSR-4 that he wore last year, this weekend.

    http://cache1.asset-...

    http://cache3.asset-...

    Mr. Karlin stated that for only 1 month, during this time, did a Schutt prototype surface. That prototype was given to a wide receiver to try out during practice. That helmet is no longer used, nor is the brand![/quote]
    No shit, really!

    I coulda sworn I saw the Schutt being worn while I was there. I’ll have to go back through my old pics of VT football on my computer when I get home and see how I screwed that one up. Thanks for the info, I really did not know that!

    As for the other question, no I do not work there, but I graduated on the unintentional 5 year plan as part of the Class of ’07 and lived most of my time by the football fields, so I got to see them all quite often.[/quote]

    Okie dokie smokie. Just wonderin if your use of “we” was the because you were somehow affiliated with the Tech football team or school in general.

  • Stuby | October 21, 2008 at 3:55 pm |

    Yuma HS in Arizona is the
    Criminals

  • Duckstyle | October 21, 2008 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”296013″]There’s a high school in Wisconsin who are the Monroe Cheesemakers[/quote]

    I submitted my two dumbest team names earlier today. And I’ve yet in my life to hear 2 any dumber, in the same conference mind you, the Freeport Pretzels and the East E-Rabs. E-Rabs stand for East Red And Black School. There’s just no toping that.

  • LI Phil | October 21, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”296016″]Yuma HS in Arizona is the
    Criminals[/quote]

    i thought that was the cincinnati professional football club

  • LarenR | October 21, 2008 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”296016″]Yuma HS in Arizona is the
    Criminals[/quote]
    But what is the team name?

  • Dom | October 21, 2008 at 4:10 pm |

    its just a matter of how sopel tucks his socks over his skates

  • Joe Drennan | October 21, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”296018″][quote comment=”296016″]Yuma HS in Arizona is the
    Criminals[/quote]

    i thought that was the cincinnati professional football club[/quote]

    Ironic that that team wear stripes too.

  • Chuck | October 21, 2008 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”295939″]Worst team name?

    PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES.[/quote]

    Denver Nuggets gets my vote.

  • dpnation | October 21, 2008 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”296017″][quote comment=”296013″]There’s a high school in Wisconsin who are the Monroe Cheesemakers[/quote]

    I submitted my two dumbest team names earlier today. And I’ve yet in my life to hear 2 any dumber, in the same conference mind you, the Freeport Pretzels and the East E-Rabs. E-Rabs stand for East Red And Black School. There’s just no toping that.[/quote]

    How about the high school in Poca, WV – they are the Dots. So they are the Poca Dots.

    Honorable mention to the Mean Moose of Alamosa, CO and the Nimrods of Watersmeet, MI.

  • JTH | October 21, 2008 at 4:35 pm |

    Do former nicknames count in the terrible nicknames nominations? The worst I’ve ever heard is the Pekin (Illinois) High School Chinks.

    The city of Pekin was named after Beijing, China, which used to be known as Peking or sometimes Pekin.

    They changed the nickname to Dragons in 1980.

  • Chris in Nashville | October 21, 2008 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”296022″][quote comment=”295939″]Worst team name?

    PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES.[/quote]

    Denver Nuggets gets my vote.[/quote]

    Poca High School in West Virginia is the the Dot. Yes, the Poca Dots. That’s my favorite.

  • Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem | October 21, 2008 at 4:38 pm |

    First thing I noticed with Sopel’s socks is they blended in with the ice. Is it possible hes wearing the stripes extra low so when a shooter glances up and lets it fly he doesnt focus on his shins and therefore Sopel blocks more shots ?

    Wasn’t that the whole purpose behind Barasso’s pads, so when shooters glanced up they thought they saw white openings to shoot at ?

  • Happy Joe | October 21, 2008 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”296012″][quote comment=”296006″]Is this the uni look that Manny Ramirez has been shooting for?

    http://www.boston.co...

    Actually, I think Manny is more along the lines of these.
    http://stmedia.start...

    I remember him carrying an American flag out to left field the day he became a citizen. Just like the kid in that pic.

  • gppittjk | October 21, 2008 at 5:01 pm |

    how bout the “whats”?

    as im sure all you know that’s what “hoyas” means.

    or, to make it worse, my alma mater Georgetown Prep goes by the “Little Hoyas”

    sooo we’re the “little whats”

  • LI Phil | October 21, 2008 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote]the Pekin (Illinois) High School Chinks.[/quote]

    you owe me a new keyboard

  • LarenR | October 21, 2008 at 5:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”296028″]how bout the “whats”?

    as im sure all you know that’s what “hoyas” means.

    or, to make it worse, my alma mater Georgetown Prep goes by the “Little Hoyas”

    sooo we’re the “little whats”[/quote]
    I think anything that falls into the “what the hell is a ____?!” category automatically qualifies as a lame team name. Hoyas, Aggies (that was mine…but not at Texas A&M), E-Rabs, etc.

  • KT | October 21, 2008 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”295995″]
    Hey KT,

    In the second pic, is the Referree on the wrong side of the kicker?[/quote]

    No. I don’t know how many officials are in the crew (different numbers call for different mechanics), but there are mechanics where the referee looks in on the kicker/holder (usually in 5+ man).

  • KT | October 21, 2008 at 5:51 pm |

    Hey, does anyone know if the 49ers fired Mike Nolan?

    /RTFT

  • LI Phil | October 21, 2008 at 5:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”296032″]Hey, does anyone know if the 49ers fired Mike Nolan?
    [/quote]

    blame stuby

  • LarenR | October 21, 2008 at 5:58 pm |

    PTI just apologized for the Alstott/Alsott screw up yesterday.

  • scott | October 21, 2008 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”296034″]PTI just apologized for the Alstott/Alsott screw up yesterday.[/quote]

    Tony blamed the producers.

  • LI Phil | October 21, 2008 at 6:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”296035″][quote comment=”296034″]PTI just apologized for the Alstott/Alsott screw up yesterday.[/quote]

    Tony blamed the producers.[/quote]

    tony is also given to malaprops…

    to wit:

    last night on MNF he mentioned something about “flaunting the rules”

    it’s ‘flout’ tony

  • ChrisSh | October 21, 2008 at 6:28 pm |

    Hey now, I go to Augsburg College! I would argue that our name is less stupid than those other MIAC examples since an auggie (note the spelling, there are two g’s) is a name for a baby eagle. Now, it’s kind of sad to be named after a baby eagle, but it’s better than a made up word…

  • MPowers1634 | October 21, 2008 at 6:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”296031″][quote comment=”295995″]
    Hey KT,

    In the second pic, is the Referree on the wrong side of the kicker?[/quote]

    No. I don’t know how many officials are in the crew (different numbers call for different mechanics), but there are mechanics where the referee looks in on the kicker/holder (usually in 5+ man).[/quote]

    As is the case with the QB, how Eddie Guns messed up, (sorry, Minna!) Shouldn’t he be on the kicking/throwing side?

  • Juan Grande | October 21, 2008 at 6:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”295986″]there’s a comprehensive list of high school mascots at this website.

    I am an alumna of The Madeira School, home of the snails — see the Virginia section.[/quote]

    Ha, I went to Fork Union Military Academy. We used to have dances with Madeira. We also played Fluvanna County “Flying Flucos”.

  • chris foley | October 21, 2008 at 7:13 pm |

    Paul,
    you probably know this by now but a few weeks back you were saying that the Riddell Revolution Speed was originally an Easton design. I believe Easton owns Riddell along with Bell and Gyro, you know the big time bicycle helmets makers. easton.com

  • CRay | October 21, 2008 at 7:17 pm |

    I don’t know if this has been shown before, but check out the NOB for CDR of the Nets. Hyphenated and extremely arched.

    http://cache.daylife...

  • The Hemogoblin | October 21, 2008 at 7:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”296041″]I don’t know if this has been shown before, but check out the NOB for CDR of the Nets. Hyphenated and extremely arched.

    http://cache.daylife...

    Someone should photoshop that as vertically arched…

  • RedWing in Colorado | October 21, 2008 at 7:39 pm |

    I submitted the River Forest Ingots and then remembered the Steamboat (CO) Sailors.

    My favorite part of the Ingots was that the girls’ teams are the Lady Ingots. I always thought that metal was gender neutral.

    Could be worse, they could be the Lady Mustangs

  • The Hemogoblin | October 21, 2008 at 7:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”296043″]I submitted the River Forest Ingots and then remembered the Steamboat (CO) Sailors.

    My favorite part of the Ingots was that the girls’ teams are the Lady Ingots. I always thought that metal was gender neutral.

    Could be worse, they could be the Lady Mustangs[/quote]

    What does Buffalo (the university) call their women’s teams?

  • Justin in AR | October 21, 2008 at 7:58 pm |

    So, the Islanders have some catching up to do. Only team in the league without a goal in the league now. Wideman from the Bruins got his first tonight. Which, btw, the Bruins look My-T Sharp tonight.

  • JeffM | October 21, 2008 at 8:31 pm |

    How about the Itasca Wampus Cats of Itasca Texas or the Hutto Hippos also of Texas…driving down I-35 on the to Austin from Dallas the sign in Hutto reads “Congratulations Lady Hippos, Texas State Champions….” I bet the girls love that nickname

  • Scott | October 21, 2008 at 9:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”296043″]I submitted the River Forest Ingots and then remembered the Steamboat (CO) Sailors.

    My favorite part of the Ingots was that the girls’ teams are the Lady Ingots. I always thought that metal was gender neutral.

    Could be worse, they could be the Lady Mustangs[/quote]
    [quote comment=”296043″]I submitted the River Forest Ingots and then remembered the Steamboat (CO) Sailors.

    My favorite part of the Ingots was that the girls’ teams are the Lady Ingots. I always thought that metal was gender neutral.

    Could be worse, they could be the Lady Mustangs[/quote]
    The girls’ teams at Bishop Miege High School in Kansas are the Lady Stags

  • Justin in AR | October 21, 2008 at 9:51 pm |

    I almost want to say that I like Temple’s get-up. I’m not really big on the pant stripe, but I have gotten used to it.

  • LI Phil | October 21, 2008 at 9:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”296038″]
    As is the case with the QB, how Eddie Guns messed up, (sorry, Minna!) Shouldn’t he be on the kicking/throwing side?[/quote]

    ed hochuli doesn’t worry about changing his clock twice a year for daylight savings time…the sun rises and sets when eddie tells it to

  • The Hemogoblin | October 21, 2008 at 10:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”296049″][quote comment=”296038″]
    As is the case with the QB, how Eddie Guns messed up, (sorry, Minna!) Shouldn’t he be on the kicking/throwing side?[/quote]

    ed hochuli doesn’t worry about changing his clock twice a year for daylight savings time…the sun rises and sets when eddie tells it to[/quote]

    Paul wishes he had that ability with uniforms… tell teams when to throw back, and so forth.

  • LI Phil | October 21, 2008 at 10:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”296050″][quote comment=”296049″][quote comment=”296038″]
    As is the case with the QB, how Eddie Guns messed up, (sorry, Minna!) Shouldn’t he be on the kicking/throwing side?[/quote]

    ed hochuli doesn’t worry about changing his clock twice a year for daylight savings time…the sun rises and sets when eddie tells it to[/quote]

    Paul wishes he had that ability with uniforms… tell teams when to throw back, and so forth.[/quote]

    not yet he doesn’t

  • nickbrickwall | October 21, 2008 at 10:54 pm |

    My School Christ School, mascot is the Greenie

    They name came about when back in the 1920’s I believe, our baseball team won a big game that we were the underdogs in. After the win the headmaster told a senior to go and pick out the new uniforms. He chose all green uniforms, hence the name Greenies

    Our Christ Town Rival- Asheville School are the Blues

  • Ricko | October 21, 2008 at 10:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”296048″]I almost want to say that I like Temple’s get-up. I’m not really big on the pant stripe, but I have gotten used to it.[/quote]

    I like that pant stripe. They’ve had it for years. And as far as I know, they’re the only ones…at least of any school of any size.

    As such, it’s the uniqueness, its “signature” element that makes it cool.

    And Ohio, like Cornell, even has full shoulder loops. Not too many of those around lately. See they’re from Russell, which probably explains it. Russell has chosen to remain a supplier, not a designer/re-inventor.

    —Ricko

  • A.J. Zydzik | October 21, 2008 at 10:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”296013″]There’s a high school in Wisconsin who are the Monroe Cheesemakers[/quote]

    and Kimberly High School are the Papermakers, which sounds weak until you find out that it refers to a wasp!

    The Hodags always made me laugh, I know quite a few people from Rheinlander

  • Ricko | October 21, 2008 at 11:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”296052″]My School Christ School, mascot is the Greenie

    They name came about when back in the 1920’s I believe, our baseball team won a big game that we were the underdogs in. After the win the headmaster told a senior to go and pick out the new uniforms. He chose all green uniforms, hence the name Greenies

    Our Christ Town Rival- Asheville School are the Blues[/quote]

    Someone should explain to them that in Spanish, an off-color joke literally translates as a “greenie” (verdita, I think; ask Matt for sure). We call it blue humor. In Spanish is green.

  • A.J. Zydzik | October 21, 2008 at 11:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”296054″][quote comment=”296013″]There’s a high school in Wisconsin who are the Monroe Cheesemakers[/quote]

    and Kimberly High School are the Papermakers, which sounds weak until you find out that it refers to a wasp!

    The Hodags always made me laugh, I know quite a few people from Rheinlander[/quote]

    oops, I mean Rhinelander…being a German teacher means that sometimes I forget whether cities in Wisconsin are spelled the German way or the Americanized way…

  • Stuby | October 21, 2008 at 11:22 pm |

    When my sister attended Cal State Hayward in the 80s there was a vote on whether to change the school mascot from the Pioneers. The options included the Vampires and the Zuchinis. Pioneers won out. Bummer.

  • JTH | October 21, 2008 at 11:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”296029″][quote]the Pekin (Illinois) High School Chinks.[/quote]

    you owe me a new keyboard[/quote]
    OK, I’ve been meaning to elaborate on this since I posted it but I haven’t had the chance until now.

    The reason I even found out about this ridiculous nickname is from a story a former coworker of mine told me. His wife went to Pekin High School. He’s of Japanese descent.

    He told me that when he and his wife went to her reunion, any time he got stuck talking to someone he didn’t know, he would introduce himself by saying “Don’t you remember me? I was the mascot.” He insisted that this really happened.

  • David Murphy | October 21, 2008 at 11:54 pm |

    In the 1960’s, my Macon Georgia high school was the Sidney Lanier High Poets. In Alabama (Birmingham?) Bart Starr also went to a Sidney Lanier High, But I’ve forgotten if they were the Poets. Later we became the Central High Chargers…a far cry from the Poets.

  • JTH | October 22, 2008 at 12:05 am |

    Wow. That Tomlinson & Polamalu “Leave Nothing” Nike commercial with “The Ecstasy of Gold” as the soundtrack is phenomenal.

  • JTH | October 22, 2008 at 12:16 am |

    [quote comment=”296060″]Wow. That Tomlinson & Polamalu “Leave Nothing” Nike commercial with “The Ecstasy of Gold” as the soundtrack is phenomenal.[/quote]
    This one.

  • LI Phil | October 22, 2008 at 12:17 am |

    [quote comment=”296060″]Wow. That Tomlinson & Polamalu “Leave Nothing” Nike commercial with “The Ecstasy of Gold” as the soundtrack is phenomenal.[/quote]

    yeah, it is…

    took me two or three watchings to get that the two little kids who grew up were troy and LT…really good ‘mercial, for sure

    /still laughing at that ‘chinks’ story…spit coffee on my keyboard at work when you first posted it

  • JTH | October 22, 2008 at 12:21 am |

    [quote comment=”296062″][quote comment=”296060″]Wow. That Tomlinson & Polamalu “Leave Nothing” Nike commercial with “The Ecstasy of Gold” as the soundtrack is phenomenal.[/quote]

    yeah, it is…

    took me two or three watchings to get that the two little kids who grew up were troy and LT…really good ‘mercial, for sure

    /still laughing at that ‘chinks’ story…spit coffee on my keyboard at work when you first posted it[/quote]
    Yeah, sorry ’bout that. Hope that thing dried out OK for you.

    Anyway, they just showed that commercial on Colbert and I literally rewound it and rewatched it five times in a row.

  • Farmer | October 22, 2008 at 12:34 am |

    If you look at West Virginia on the high school mascots list there is a school called the Poca Dots. My high school basketball coach once told us about this school but we all thought he was just pulling our legs. I’m glad I know now…that has to be one of the best names ever.

  • Farmer | October 22, 2008 at 1:09 am |

    Nevermind…in my skimming of the comments I didn’t realize that Poca Dots had already been mentioned. oops.

  • Jonna | October 22, 2008 at 1:16 am |

    The University of CA at Santa Cruz has the banana slug as their mascot. Again, another unfortunate mascot for any team that relies on speed.

  • The Hemogoblin | October 22, 2008 at 2:19 am |

    [quote comment=”296066″]The University of CA at Santa Cruz has the banana slug as their mascot. Again, another unfortunate mascot for any team that relies on speed.[/quote]

    UC Irvine- Anteaters

    hahahehehihihohohuhuhandsometimesy

  • LarenR | October 22, 2008 at 2:31 am |

    [quote comment=”296067″][quote comment=”296066″]The University of CA at Santa Cruz has the banana slug as their mascot. Again, another unfortunate mascot for any team that relies on speed.[/quote]

    UC Irvine- Anteaters

    hahahehehihihohohuhuhandsometimesy[/quote]
    But it means they get a great cheer.

  • Teebz | October 22, 2008 at 3:25 am |

    The former ECHL team in Georgia had the best name ever.

    The Macon Whoopee.

    There are no other words needed. :o)

  • Chris | October 22, 2008 at 4:29 am |

    I’ve noticed low striped socks on maybe 1/4 of the LA Kings roster this year, never saw this before. It’s either fashion or function, I can’t tell. I do know it looks like shit.

  • scott | October 22, 2008 at 6:51 am |

    [quote comment=”296053″][quote comment=”296048″]I almost want to say that I like Temple’s get-up. I’m not really big on the pant stripe, but I have gotten used to it.[/quote]

    I like that pant stripe. They’ve had it for years. And as far as I know, they’re the only ones…at least of any school of any size.

    As such, it’s the uniqueness, its “signature” element that makes it cool.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Too bad Temple doesn’t have more of its football games televised nationally; I thought the Owls looked pretty sharp last night, at least from a uniperspective.

  • Glen | October 22, 2008 at 8:19 am |

    Ozark (AR) Hillbillies gets my vote

  • Glen | October 22, 2008 at 8:22 am |

    It made me think of this

    http://elections.fox...

  • MPowers1634 | October 22, 2008 at 8:57 am |

    [quote comment=”296055″][quote comment=”296052″]My School Christ School, mascot is the Greenie

    They name came about when back in the 1920’s I believe, our baseball team won a big game that we were the underdogs in. After the win the headmaster told a senior to go and pick out the new uniforms. He chose all green uniforms, hence the name Greenies

    Our Christ Town Rival- Asheville School are the Blues[/quote]

    Someone should explain to them that in Spanish, an off-color joke literally translates as a “greenie” (verdita, I think; ask Matt for sure). We call it blue humor. In Spanish is green.[/quote]

    Ricko is correct! He should know, he was around for the advent of spoken language!

  • Ricko | October 22, 2008 at 9:04 am |

    What pisses me off the most, though, is that I never got credit for saying, “Hey, herr Gutenberg, I got an idea…”

    —Ricko

  • Michael Princip | October 22, 2008 at 9:31 am |

    [quote comment=”295915″][quote comment=”295902″]#23 is wrong too. The Seahawks wore a plain silver helmet in 1976.[/quote]

    No, I’m sorry. The Seahawks never wore a plain silver helmet in any game. Perhaps in training camp. Why do I keep hearing this?[/quote]

    They wore plain silver helmets for a practice/scrimmage at the Kingdome before the official 1976 season training camp began. Aside from that, some people believe they had plain silver helmets because the early Topps trading cards showed them without the decals.

  • ScottyJ in WV | October 22, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=\”296023\”][quote comment=\”296017\”][quote comment=\”296013\”]There\’s a high school in Wisconsin who are the Monroe Cheesemakers[/quote]

    I submitted my two dumbest team names earlier today. And I\’ve yet in my life to hear 2 any dumber, in the same conference mind you, the Freeport Pretzels and the East E-Rabs. E-Rabs stand for East Red And Black School. There\’s just no toping that.[/quote]

    How about the high school in Poca, WV – they are the Dots. So they are the Poca Dots.

    [/quote]

    Poca\’s just right down the road from me. My all-time favorite nickname. Very cool.

    When I was in high school, they had a guy who played football and wrestled there who was huge. I mean 6\’ 3\” or 6\’ 4\”, 4 bills. Monster.

    His nickname?? The Dot.

    Here\’s a link for a little explanation…
    http://sportslogopun...

  • Wollen1 | October 22, 2008 at 5:33 pm |

    The NFL uniform evolution poster is pretty cool in that it shows color renderings of uniforms that are rarely seen in color, but if it intends to show a team’s initial uniform in it’s current city (as it says), then it is woefullly inaccurate. My first impression is that the uniforms depicted for the Bills, Broncos, Jets and Ravens all show later uniforms. I hate to be Comic Book Guy from the Simpsons here, but come on! Worst Awesome Poster Ever!