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Uni Watch Book Club: Best Shots

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Here’s another reader-recommended phootball photo book to check out. And this one’s among the best we’ve examined so far — not only are the photos tremendous, but there’s a wealth of uni-notable details. Por ejemplo:

• You’ve probably seen this photo of Jack Lambert’s gums a few dozen times. Until now, however, had you noticed that the end of his yellow-stripe tape appears to be coming loose?

• The single greatest thing about football is that they play in any weather, which leads to awesome photos like this, this, and this.

• Who’s the QB in this shot, Dilfer? Whoever it is, Note the Russell logo on his hip — I don’t recall having seen that back in the day. Did lots of teams have hip logos, or was this just a Tampa thing?

• Other things I didn’t remember: a chest wordmark on the Cowboys’ white jersey (hard to see, but it’s there), such massive maker’s marks on the officials’ caps, and such blatantly Wilson-branded gloves.

• Not sure who the tackler is in this shot, but check out the Batman logos on his arm pad and hand pad!

• Gotta love Charlie Joiner’s striped wristbands.

• This is one of the best old-timey football pics I’ve ever seen. Those are the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers playing at the Polo Grounds, 1936.

• See anything odd in this shot? Look closely at the tackler’s sock — that’s a little “Bengals” tag. I’ve seen something similar in a few 1990s Chargers shots, but never on a Bengal.

• Here’s the best shot I’ve ever seen of Lester Hayes and his stickum. Bonus points for the cup design.

Wow.

• Back when football jerseys had sleeves, you could really see what the Jets were trying to do with their striping pattern: a white panel for the TV numbers, framed by two thick green stripes and then two thin white stripes. Puts the current version to shame.

Picture-perfect.

Want your own copy? Won’t cost you much.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Robert Thomas has a new number. … Yesterday I linked to an article about a guy who claims to have created the MLB logo, but it turns out he’s not the only one who’s made that claim (links courtesy of JC Helf). … Mark Holmes sent along a bunch of images from the NFL’s Best Plays of the Year, 1962, which I’ve gathered into this slideshow. … Yesterday’s piece about football-themed baking projects prompted a few good responses. Derek Ponamsky steered me toward a bunch of LSU-themed cakes, and Brian Porter says his brother-in-law’s 40th birthday cake looked like this. Man, you’ve really hit rock bottom when you’re so desperate for a date that you’ve gotta grope a cake. … Here’s something you don’t see every day: a Pete Rose basketball jersey (thanks, Scott). … According to this page, there are less than 100 Revolution Speed helmets out there, and Navy has seven of them (with thanks to Mike Althouse). … R.I.P., old friend (courtesy of Alan Kreit). … Lots of old Devils and N.J. high school hockey jerseys shown here (with thanks to Kenn Tomasch). … Dog bites man. … It takes a lot of chutzpah to ask fans to spend big money for a jersey they can’t even see, but the Sharks are doing it anyway. … Someone on the Chris Creamer board has pointed out that if you scroll down to the bottom of this page, you’ll see several 49ers wearing gray facemasks during practice. Very curious to see if this is a permanent move by Singletary to put his aesthetic stamp on the team. … Anyone know why David Price has “Live Like Nate” printed on his glove? (Screen shot courtesy of Dan Perkey.) … Amusing bit here about how George Hendrick ruined baseball forever by wearing long pants (with thanks to Jesse Agler).

 

187 comments to Uni Watch Book Club: Best Shots

  • Mike | October 24, 2008 at 7:47 am |

    First picture is Jack Lambert, not Jack Hamm.

  • Paul Lukas | October 24, 2008 at 7:50 am |

    [quote comment=”296437″]First picture is Jack Lambert, not Jack Hamm.[/quote]

    Duh. Brain-lock on my part. Now fixed.

  • Jim MI | October 24, 2008 at 7:55 am |

    That original Devils jersey is awesome!

    http://www.kenn.com/...

    Love the logo, love the colors, overall great jersey. Would love to know how it looked on players with the pants, socks and all!

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 7:58 am |

    http://farm4.static....

    The Tampa Bay QB was, in fact, Trent Dilfer, although I never recalled him having worn the “Marino” style mask!

    The picture was from the 1994 75th Anniversary season of the NFL. They lost to the Vikings on October 30th, thus making their record a dismal 2-6!

    http://www2.jsonline...

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 8:10 am |

    http://farm4.static....

    There’s also a Batman logo on his hand pad!

    He’s either a Chief or a Buccaneer, lets check back to see if there were any “batmans” during Paytons’s era. What should make it easier, is the knowing the years when the Bears wore gray facemsks.

  • Paul Lukas | October 24, 2008 at 8:15 am |

    [quote comment=”296441″]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/2904677669_acd6ec9286_b.jpg

    There’s also a Batman logo on his hand pad![/quote]

    Oooh, nice catch. I’d missed that! I’ll adjust the text accordingly.

  • JTH | October 24, 2008 at 8:18 am |

    [quote comment=”296441″]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/2904677669_acd6ec9286_b.jpg

    There’s also a Batman logo on his hand pad!

    He’s either a Chief or a Buccaneer, lets check back to see if there were any “batmans” during Paytons’s era. What should make it easier, is the knowing the years when the Bears wore gray facemsks.[/quote]
    Another cool thing about the glove is that it’s a different version of the Batman symbol.

    The Bears had gray facemasks until 1983 and that definitely looks like two shades of orange on that number, so I guess that puts it somewhere between ’76 and ’82.

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 8:23 am |

    http://farm4.static....

    That Bengal was David Fulcher, an absolute BEAST.

    He was the first of the oversized safeties to play in the L.

    He was basically a linebacker with better speed.
    After him came the Dennis Smiths and Steve Atwaters!

    To make this uni-related, he was one of the only bengals to wear an AiR helmet.

    Check out the Forehead padding, the crown vents and the high chin strap hook ups, which were only available of AiR helmets at the time!

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 8:28 am |

    [quote comment=”296444″]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3091/2905537214_eb2c037635_b.jpg

    That Bengal was David Fulcher, an absolute BEAST.

    He was the first of the oversized safeties to play in the L.

    He was basically a linebacker with better speed.
    After him came the Dennis Smiths and Steve Atwaters!

    To make this uni-related, he was one of the only bengals to wear an AiR helmet.

    Check out the Forehead padding, the crown vents and the high chin strap hook ups, which were only available of AiR helmets at the time![/quote]

    WOW….I rescind the last sentence of my quoted post. Before one of you wisely correct me, I’ll do it! The Charger receiver is wearing a Riddell VSR-4….with HIGH HOOK-UPS!

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 8:30 am |

    I have GOT to get that book!

  • LI Phil | October 24, 2008 at 8:40 am |

    do you drink a lot of coffee, matt? ;)

  • JTH | October 24, 2008 at 8:44 am |

    I apologize in advance for this, but I believe I’ve discovered Batman’s secret identity:

    [quote]Richard “Batman” Wood played linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1976 through 1984, racking up 855 career tackles, third-most in franchise history.[/quote]

    http://www.buccaneer...

  • pete goegan | October 24, 2008 at 8:46 am |

    Here’s something from the Cleveland Plain Dealer on unis and their effect on recruiting (emphasis on OSU, PSU, and Oregon):

    http://www.cleveland...

  • pete goegan | October 24, 2008 at 8:49 am |

    More from the PD:

    http://www.cleveland...

  • LI Phil | October 24, 2008 at 8:53 am |

    thanks for posting those articles pete…some interesting info and even better quotes

    [quote]So, you think black, yellow and green belong together only in a Crayola box? Don’t tell the folks in Eugene, Ore.[/quote]

    indeed

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 8:59 am |

    [quote comment=”296447″]do you drink a lot of coffee, matt? ;)[/quote]

    None today, yet…looking at the board, my postings today do resemble those of a meth addict…sorry guys!

    For me, it’s football. For what seems to be the majority on UW, it’s baseball. A very, very ,very small minority of us, and only god knows why, get amped up about hockey.

    But I find myself initially inspecting today’s pics and then repeatedly going back and finding more and more nuggets of info!

    THAT is why I love having a forum like UW, to dive headfirst into this stuff! And I didn’t mean the meth…just to clear that up!

  • ChrisDAWOOD | October 24, 2008 at 9:00 am |

    Guys, this is bad. the pink out craze is now taking over GA high school football. The cheerleaders are leading a pink out tonight against one of our big rivals.

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 9:03 am |

    [quote comment=”296443″][quote comment=”296441″]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3043/2904677669_acd6ec9286_b.jpg

    There’s also a Batman logo on his hand pad!

    He’s either a Chief or a Buccaneer, lets check back to see if there were any “batmans” during Paytons’s era. What should make it easier, is the knowing the years when the Bears wore gray facemsks.[/quote]
    Another cool thing about the glove is that it’s a different version of the Batman symbol.

    The Bears had gray facemasks until 1983 and that definitely looks like two shades of orange on that number, so I guess that puts it somewhere between ’76 and ’82.[/quote]

    Don’t apologize JTH, that’s an awesome find!

  • LI Phil | October 24, 2008 at 9:11 am |

    [quote]The cheerleaders are leading a pink out tonight[/quote]

    there better be pics

  • Jason Gomez | October 24, 2008 at 9:17 am |

    Trent Dilfers pants have a Wilson logo not a Russell logo. I dont believe in the 90s that Russell had any jerseys in the league.

  • KT | October 24, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    Hey, I’m in Pacific Time and just got up! I’d have had the Batman Wood thing for ya.

    Yeah, Batman played for John McKay at USC and was one of the leaders of the Buc defense that was way, way, WAY ahead of the offense at startup. I have no idea why he was called “Batman,” but he took it to the max, with Batman logos on his elbow pads and, IIRC, hip pads. To this day, you wouldn’t be able to mention Richard Wood to a Buc fan without that person saying “Richard ‘Batman’ Wood.”

    Good times, good times.

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”296458″]Hey, I’m in Pacific Time and just got up! I’d have had the Batman Wood thing for ya.[/quote]

    I think I read that too quickly! At least I hope that I read that too quickly!

  • Stephen | October 24, 2008 at 9:31 am |

    On the page with the Shea scoreboard destruction is a link to some pics of the new Citi Field. I gotta say, it looks pretty nice, but it reminds me a lot of Comerica Park in Detroit.

    Also, it appears that the foul-poles will indeed be orange at Citi Field as well.

    ~E~

  • Rick | October 24, 2008 at 9:32 am |

    I cant tell for sure but is there a guy wearing shin gaurds in the Giants vs. Dodgers old timer pic? Looks like he might be #21 right under the Phillip Morris billboard with his back to us.

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”296456″]Trent Dilfers pants have a Wilson logo not a Russell logo. I dont believe in the 90s that Russell had any jerseys in the league.[/quote]

    I beg to dilfer with you:
    http://cache.gettyim...

    http://cache.gettyim...

    Here’s the Wilson you refer to:
    http://cache.gettyim...

  • Dave | October 24, 2008 at 9:37 am |

    According to the Fox Sports website, Mike Ditka wants to eliminate facemasks from the helmets to eliminate illegal hits.

  • u2-horn | October 24, 2008 at 9:39 am |

    Paul, here’s a clear shot of the Cowboys wordmark on the whites

    http://www.dallasnew...

  • Jim MI | October 24, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”296452″][quote comment=”296447″]do you drink a lot of coffee, matt? ;)[/quote]

    None today, yet…looking at the board, my postings today do resemble those of a meth addict…sorry guys!

    For me, it’s football. For what seems to be the majority on UW, it’s baseball. A very, very ,very small minority of us, and only god knows why, get amped up about hockey.

    But I find myself initially inspecting today’s pics and then repeatedly going back and finding more and more nuggets of info!

    THAT is why I love having a forum like UW, to dive headfirst into this stuff! And I didn’t mean the meth…just to clear that up![/quote]

    HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY!!!

  • Joe Morano | October 24, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    DUDES; THE BATMAN IS LB RICHARD WOOD, PLAYED FOR THE JETS AND BUCS.

    GREAT BOOK, HAVE IT IN MY LIBRARY
    JOE M>

  • Lwiedy | October 24, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”296463″]According to the Fox Sports website, Mike Ditka wants to eliminate facemasks from the helmets to eliminate illegal hits.[/quote]

    In a related story, Ditka criticized his cat for not voting. (a nickel to anyone who knows where I lifted that from)

  • Mark in Cincy | October 24, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    A beautiful book … I have it in my library and sent some pictures to Paul a few weeks ago. The pics above are just a taste of the awesome pictures in the book. A must-have for uniphiles/unitards!

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”296465″][quote comment=”296452″][quote comment=”296447″]do you drink a lot of coffee, matt? ;)[/quote]

    None today, yet…looking at the board, my postings today do resemble those of a meth addict…sorry guys!

    For me, it’s football. For what seems to be the majority on UW, it’s baseball. A very, very ,very small minority of us, and only god knows why, get amped up about hockey.

    But I find myself initially inspecting today’s pics and then repeatedly going back and finding more and more nuggets of info!

    THAT is why I love having a forum like UW, to dive headfirst into this stuff! And I didn’t mean the meth…just to clear that up![/quote]

    HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY HOCKEY!!![/quote]

    Looks like another UWer will be hitting the decaf from now on!

  • Hank | October 24, 2008 at 9:49 am |

    Sharks’ third jersey is obviously based on the Riddler.

  • Brad | October 24, 2008 at 9:49 am |

    Those LSU cakes are pretty nice. The detail on some of them is spot on! However, I believe only one of them had the field done correctly. LSU is one of the only schools in the NCAA that marks every 5 yards(most have numbers every 10). Still some pretty sweet(hah!) stuff there!

  • u2-horn | October 24, 2008 at 9:50 am |

    college-themed cakes are pretty popular here in Texas too

    Bevo:

    http://www.weddingta...

    A&M:

    http://clubs.aggiene...

  • Lwiedy | October 24, 2008 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”296462″][quote comment=”296456″] I dont believe in the 90s that Russell had any jerseys in the league.[/quote]

    I beg to dilfer with you:
    http://cache.gettyim...

    http://cache.gettyim...

    Here’s the Wilson you refer to:
    http://cache.gettyim...

    Off the top of my head, 1993 Vikes wore Russell. http://cache.gettyim...
    Cards and Rams, too http://cache.deadspi...

  • Mike | October 24, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    Not really uni relatred, but this blurb from the WAPO mentions Shane Doan breaking a puck in the Caps-Coyotes game…..any hockey types ever seen/done this before?

    http://blog.washingt...

  • u2-horn | October 24, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    I’m pretty surprised to hear that there are less than 100 Revo Speed helmets out there. Maybe it’s just that OU and Texas are 2 of the few teams that got some to test, and I see a lot of their games.

  • Cathy | October 24, 2008 at 9:56 am |

    I don’t know if this has been asked before but what are the lapel pins that the FOX announcers are wearing during the World Series?They look like stars but I can’t make it out and I can’t find a photo.

  • Lwiedy | October 24, 2008 at 9:57 am |

    Herr’s a little slideshow from last night’s game. Excluded any shots you can see a whole lot better anywhere else. These are just some “experience” shots: http://s256.photobuc...

    Couple other things I found interesting. All the times I’ve been to the Trop, I never bothered stopping by the Ted Williams Museum. Looks pretty sparse from the outside. Didn’t realize there was a whole section upstairs, about three times the size. The displays are nice, mostly replica stuff though. I did find this pretty cool. I’ve seen the patch reproductions before, but the display is real nice: http://i256.photobuc...

    Also, I didn’t know kids still did this. He even drew the patch on the left sleeve. Just classic! http://i256.photobuc...

  • KT | October 24, 2008 at 9:59 am |

    [quote comment=”296476″]I don’t know if this has been asked before but what are the lapel pins that the FOX announcers are wearing during the World Series?They look like stars but I can’t make it out and I can’t find a photo.[/quote]

    Probably the charity thing that they’re wearing on the NFL pregame show as well. I think all the FOX people are wearing them.

  • KT | October 24, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”296466″]DUDES; THE BATMAN IS LB RICHARD WOOD, PLAYED FOR THE JETS AND BUCS.
    [/quote]

    You don’t say. Got any news on the Hindenburg?

  • u2-horn | October 24, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    [quote]Anyone know why David Price has “Live Like Nate” printed on his glove? (Screen shot courtesy of Dan Perkey.) [/quote]

    Probably not this:

    http://daretobedomes...

    But here’s a myspace page of a girl from Price’s hometown with the same phrase

    http://profile.myspa...

  • Ricko | October 24, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”296466″]DUDES; THE BATMAN IS LB RICHARD WOOD, PLAYED FOR THE JETS AND BUCS.

    GREAT BOOK, HAVE IT IN MY LIBRARY
    JOE M>[/quote]

    Yup, Richard Wood, USC. You guys beat me to it. Nuthin’ gets by this bunch.

    —Ricko

  • Justin in AR | October 24, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”296472″]college-themed cakes are pretty popular here in Texas too

    Bevo:

    http://www.weddingta...

    A&M:

    http://clubs.aggiene...

    Yup. Here in Arkansas, as well.

    http://webhosting.we...

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”296481″][quote comment=”296466″]DUDES; THE BATMAN IS LB RICHARD WOOD, PLAYED FOR THE JETS AND BUCS.

    GREAT BOOK, HAVE IT IN MY LIBRARY
    JOE M>[/quote]

    Yup, Richard Wood, USC. You guys beat me to it. Nuthin’ gets by this bunch.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Dick Wood, although I don’t reckon I would call him that in person:

    http://home.comcast....
    http://www.sptimes.c...

  • DawgFan | October 24, 2008 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”296471″]Those LSU cakes are pretty nice. The detail on some of them is spot on! However, I believe only one of them had the field done correctly. LSU is one of the only schools in the NCAA that marks every 5 yards(most have numbers every 10). Still some pretty sweet(hah!) stuff there![/quote]

    They mark them every five because the average LSU fan can’t count any higher.

  • JTH | October 24, 2008 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”296454″]Don’t apologize JTH, that’s an awesome find![/quote]
    The apology was for the “secret identity” pun.

  • Ryan | October 24, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    Wow, it’s strange how big a subtle thing like changing the facemask color on a helmet changes the entire look. I mean, I’m not a fan of the black-heavy new era 49ers aesthetic, but it does look a metaphorical 100x better with the gray rather then the red facemask…

    Bright colored facemasks in general look pretty lousy, so Patriots take note!

  • Stuby | October 24, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”296486″]Wow, it’s strange how big a subtle thing like changing the facemask color on a helmet changes the entire look. I mean, I’m not a fan of the black-heavy new era 49ers aesthetic, but it does look a metaphorical 100x better with the gray rather then the red facemask…

    Bright colored facemasks in general look pretty lousy, so Patriots take note![/quote]
    You’re right about the the gray facemasks. Let’s hope it’s an indication that the Niners will in fact be going back to their proper uniforms.

  • Joe Drennan | October 24, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    The Hawks will be revealing their Winter Classic jerseys tomorrow night according to the Hawks website. The speculation is it will be the same “barber pole” jersey they wore during the NHL’s 75th annaversary celebreation.

    On the broken hockey puck question, they do break from time to time. While it’s solid rubber, it’s still rubber and can be cut by things like a skate blade. As a goalie there were a few times in practice where a puck would be shot at me and half would come my way,and the other half would end up in the corner.

  • Justin in AR | October 24, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    Inaccurate Tennessee cake. http://www.flickr.co...
    Last I checked, Neyland Stadium was round. At least the endzone pattern is somewhat accurate. Except the checks are supposed to be orange, white, orange. Not the other way around. But who’s nitpicking, anyway?

  • Broadway Connie | October 24, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    “… Back when football jerseys had sleeves, you could really see what the Jets were trying to do with their striping pattern: a white panel for the TV numbers, framed by two thick green stripes and then two thin white stripes. Puts the current version to shame….”

    Be still my heart. Note that Joe Willie is wearing cleats to complement the shag and shades. The acme of everything.

  • Marty | October 24, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    I hate long pants in baseball. Any one with a bit of sense would agree. However, I do not blame George Hendrick. Silent George was one of my favorite Cardinals in my youth and I actually liked it when he did it. The reason I liked it as a kid has everything to do with why I hate it now. When he did it back in the day, he was the only one. Now? Many many schmeckels.

  • Tom Servaux | October 24, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”296458″] I have no idea why he was called “Batman,” [/quote]

    Because Richard “Boy Wonder” Wood didn’t have quite the same effect…

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”296487″][quote comment=”296486″]Wow, it’s strange how big a subtle thing like changing the facemask color on a helmet changes the entire look. I mean, I’m not a fan of the black-heavy new era 49ers aesthetic, but it does look a metaphorical 100x better with the gray rather then the red facemask…

    Bright colored facemasks in general look pretty lousy, so Patriots take note![/quote]
    You’re right about the the gray facemasks. Let’s hope it’s an indication that the Niners will in fact be going back to their proper uniforms.[/quote]

    http://49ers.com/nm_...

    As is usually the case when something like this is spotted…I would have to assume that the 49ers are going to wear throwbacks sometime soon and are simply “breaking in” their gear!

  • Kevin | October 24, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    Anyone know why David Price has “Live Like Nate”

    I’m going to theorize he’s a big fan of the way my son lives.

  • Mike Engle | October 24, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”296493″][quote comment=”296487″][quote comment=”296486″]Wow, it’s strange how big a subtle thing like changing the facemask color on a helmet changes the entire look. I mean, I’m not a fan of the black-heavy new era 49ers aesthetic, but it does look a metaphorical 100x better with the gray rather then the red facemask…

    Bright colored facemasks in general look pretty lousy, so Patriots take note![/quote]
    You’re right about the the gray facemasks. Let’s hope it’s an indication that the Niners will in fact be going back to their proper uniforms.[/quote]

    http://49ers.com/nm_...

    As is usually the case when something like this is spotted…I would have to assume that the 49ers are going to wear throwbacks sometime soon and are simply “breaking in” their gear![/quote]
    Then why wouldn’t they wear the appropriate “un-black” throwback helmets with their correctly gray facemasks? Those would need to be broken in, too, right? I say permanent change is in the air.

  • Jay | October 24, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    If I recall from my “old” days, the manufacturer’s logo gravitated fromthe side of the pants to the front of the pants in the early 90’s. I remeber wearing Russell pants with the “R” on the side. The next year (had to be 1991-92), we got new pants with them on the front left.

    The “R” on the jersey was low on the sleeves, below the sleeve number. By the time I got to college, it was on the upper-right chest.

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”296495″][quote comment=”296493″][quote comment=”296487″][quote comment=”296486″]Wow, it’s strange how big a subtle thing like changing the facemask color on a helmet changes the entire look. I mean, I’m not a fan of the black-heavy new era 49ers aesthetic, but it does look a metaphorical 100x better with the gray rather then the red facemask…

    Bright colored facemasks in general look pretty lousy, so Patriots take note![/quote]
    You’re right about the the gray facemasks. Let’s hope it’s an indication that the Niners will in fact be going back to their proper uniforms.[/quote]

    http://49ers.com/nm_...

    As is usually the case when something like this is spotted…I would have to assume that the 49ers are going to wear throwbacks sometime soon and are simply “breaking in” their gear![/quote]
    Then why wouldn’t they wear the appropriate “un-black” throwback helmets with their correctly gray facemasks? Those would need to be broken in, too, right? I say permanent change is in the air.[/quote]

    Good point, Mike!

  • Mike Miller | October 24, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”296474″]Not really uni relatred, but this blurb from the WAPO mentions Shane Doan breaking a puck in the Caps-Coyotes game…..any hockey types ever seen/done this before?

    http://blog.washingt...

    I’ve seen some big chunks taken out of pucks, but have never seen one split in two.

  • Chad | October 24, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    hockey fans should get a good laugh out of this http://www.thelocal....

  • Namhob | October 24, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”296483″][quote comment=”296481″][quote comment=”296466″]DUDES; THE BATMAN IS LB RICHARD WOOD, PLAYED FOR THE JETS AND BUCS.

    GREAT BOOK, HAVE IT IN MY LIBRARY
    JOE M>[/quote]

    Yup, Richard Wood, USC. You guys beat me to it. Nuthin’ gets by this bunch.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Dick Wood, although I don’t reckon I would call him that in person:

    http://home.comcast....
    http://www.sptimes.c...
    So can I voice my disappointment that Wood’s name doesn’t include either a Bruce or a Wayne? Would have made for a classic.

  • J.D. | October 24, 2008 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”296497″][quote comment=”296495″][quote comment=”296493″][quote comment=”296487″][quote comment=”296486″]Wow, it’s strange how big a subtle thing like changing the facemask color on a helmet changes the entire look. I mean, I’m not a fan of the black-heavy new era 49ers aesthetic, but it does look a metaphorical 100x better with the gray rather then the red facemask…

    Bright colored facemasks in general look pretty lousy, so Patriots take note![/quote]
    You’re right about the the gray facemasks. Let’s hope it’s an indication that the Niners will in fact be going back to their proper uniforms.[/quote]

    http://49ers.com/nm_...

    As is usually the case when something like this is spotted…I would have to assume that the 49ers are going to wear throwbacks sometime soon and are simply “breaking in” their gear![/quote]
    Then why wouldn’t they wear the appropriate “un-black” throwback helmets with their correctly gray facemasks? Those would need to be broken in, too, right? I say permanent change is in the air.[/quote]

    Good point, Mike![/quote]
    Those are the throwback helmets – they still have black in them.
    http://cache.gettyim...

    The difference is that there is no gold circle inside the black circle, like in the modern helmets.
    http://www.thefantas...

    But the black circle is true to the old Montana-era helmets; by all accounts these are accurate reproductions.
    http://imagecache2.a...

  • wilbur | October 24, 2008 at 11:12 am |

    Nice logo creep on the LSU jersey cake….it just doesn’t end

  • scott | October 24, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”296460″]On the page with the Shea scoreboard destruction is a link to some pics of the new Citi Field. I gotta say, it looks pretty nice, but it reminds me a lot of Comerica Park in Detroit.
    ~E~[/quote]

    I’m not seeing much resemblance, other than that both are baseball stadiums and they both use some red brick on the exterior.

  • Stuby | October 24, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”296501″][quote comment=”296497″][quote comment=”296495″][quote comment=”296493″][quote comment=”296487″][quote comment=”296486″]Wow, it’s strange how big a subtle thing like changing the facemask color on a helmet changes the entire look. I mean, I’m not a fan of the black-heavy new era 49ers aesthetic, but it does look a metaphorical 100x better with the gray rather then the red facemask…

    Bright colored facemasks in general look pretty lousy, so Patriots take note![/quote]
    You’re right about the the gray facemasks. Let’s hope it’s an indication that the Niners will in fact be going back to their proper uniforms.[/quote]

    http://49ers.com/nm_...

    As is usually the case when something like this is spotted…I would have to assume that the 49ers are going to wear throwbacks sometime soon and are simply “breaking in” their gear![/quote]
    Then why wouldn’t they wear the appropriate “un-black” throwback helmets with their correctly gray facemasks? Those would need to be broken in, too, right? I say permanent change is in the air.[/quote]

    Good point, Mike![/quote]
    Those are the throwback helmets – they still have black in them.
    http://cache.gettyim...

    The difference is that there is no gold circle inside the black circle, like in the modern helmets.
    http://www.thefantas...

    But the black circle is true to the old Montana-era helmets; by all accounts these are accurate reproductions.
    http://imagecache2.a...
    It would help having a straight on view, but you can sort of see red striping on one of the lineman’s helmets, which would make it a throwback.

  • ScottyJ in WV | October 24, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    Not really uni related, but I stumbled upon something while reading about WVU’s victory last night over Auburn.

    Tony Caridi, the Mountaineer Sports Network’s voice of the Mountaineers, posted his game charts that he used for his call last night….
    http://www.msnsports...

  • JAson | October 24, 2008 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”296476″]I don’t know if this has been asked before but what are the lapel pins that the FOX announcers are wearing during the World Series?They look like stars but I can’t make it out and I can’t find a photo.[/quote]

    The pins are for Make-A-Wish

    http://www.wish.org/...

  • LI Phil | October 24, 2008 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”296474″]Not really uni relatred, but this blurb from the WAPO mentions Shane Doan breaking a puck in the Caps-Coyotes game…..any hockey types ever seen/done this before?

    http://blog.washingt...

    teebz has broken a puck…he also once broke the land speed record on a bicycle that was missing its chain and the back tire

  • KT | October 24, 2008 at 11:37 am |

    That’s a good cause. Fox Sports Supports is working with these causes throughout the year:

    Alzheimer’s Association (diseases, disorders and disciplines)
    Autism Speaks (medical research)
    Children’s Health Fund (treatment and prevention services)
    Make-A-Wish Foundation of America (patient and family support)

    Now if they could only find a cure for Kenny Albert Disease.

  • Doc | October 24, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”296474″]Not really uni relatred, but this blurb from the WAPO mentions Shane Doan breaking a puck in the Caps-Coyotes game…..any hockey types ever seen/done this before?

    http://blog.washingt...

    Was at the game last night, and from the look on the player’s faces not many of them have ever seen it either. We used to have a puck break every once in a while playing outdoor hockey when it was below zero out, but I’ve never seen it indoors before.

  • JTH | October 24, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”296504″]
    It would help having a straight on view, but you can sort of see red striping on one of the lineman’s helmets, which would make it a throwback.[/quote]
    There was a straight-on view on that page — clearly not a throwback or, at least, not a good throwback.

  • mmwatkin | October 24, 2008 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”296503″][quote comment=”296460″]On the page with the Shea scoreboard destruction is a link to some pics of the new Citi Field. I gotta say, it looks pretty nice, but it reminds me a lot of Comerica Park in Detroit.
    ~E~[/quote]

    I’m not seeing much resemblance, other than that both are baseball stadiums and they both use some red brick on the exterior.[/quote]

    Being from the Detroit area,I can definitely see the similarities in the concourse design. They look exactly the same.

    Of course…almost all of the new stadiums look the same. Each just tries to add a special feature here or there to make them “unique”. I would love to see a radical Ballpark design come out.

  • simulated steve | October 24, 2008 at 11:45 am |

    In regards to the J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS is no one going to comment on how tricked out Namath(?) looks in that coat??

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”296504″][quote comment=”296501″][quote comment=”296497″][quote comment=”296495″][quote comment=”296493″][quote comment=”296487″][quote comment=”296486″]Wow, it’s strange how big a subtle thing like changing the facemask color on a helmet changes the entire look. I mean, I’m not a fan of the black-heavy new era 49ers aesthetic, but it does look a metaphorical 100x better with the gray rather then the red facemask…

    Bright colored facemasks in general look pretty lousy, so Patriots take note![/quote]
    You’re right about the the gray facemasks. Let’s hope it’s an indication that the Niners will in fact be going back to their proper uniforms.[/quote]

    http://49ers.com/nm_...

    As is usually the case when something like this is spotted…I would have to assume that the 49ers are going to wear throwbacks sometime soon and are simply “breaking in” their gear![/quote]
    Then why wouldn’t they wear the appropriate “un-black” throwback helmets with their correctly gray facemasks? Those would need to be broken in, too, right? I say permanent change is in the air.[/quote]

    Good point, Mike![/quote]
    Those are the throwback helmets – they still have black in them.
    http://cache.gettyim...

    The difference is that there is no gold circle inside the black circle, like in the modern helmets.
    http://www.thefantas...

    But the black circle is true to the old Montana-era helmets; by all accounts these are accurate reproductions.
    http://imagecache2.a...
    It would help having a straight on view, but you can sort of see red striping on one of the lineman’s helmets, which would make it a throwback.[/quote]

    The center in the main pic reminds me of a cross between two players:

    Harris Barton:
    http://cache.gettyim...

    and

    Jeff Saturday:
    http://i.cdn.turner....

  • LI Phil | October 24, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”296512″]In regards to the J-E-T-S, JETS, JETS, JETS is no one going to comment on how tricked out Namath(?) looks in that coat??[/quote]

    this? yeah…that’s broadway joe

    that’s a fairly ‘famous’ shot…(or at least he’s been photographed in the mink coat before)…

    i’d never noticed he’s wearing cleats with that getup tho

  • LarenR | October 24, 2008 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”296501″][quote comment=”296497″][quote comment=”296495″][quote comment=”296493″][quote comment=”296487″][quote comment=”296486″]Wow, it’s strange how big a subtle thing like changing the facemask color on a helmet changes the entire look. I mean, I’m not a fan of the black-heavy new era 49ers aesthetic, but it does look a metaphorical 100x better with the gray rather then the red facemask…

    Bright colored facemasks in general look pretty lousy, so Patriots take note![/quote]
    You’re right about the the gray facemasks. Let’s hope it’s an indication that the Niners will in fact be going back to their proper uniforms.[/quote]

    http://49ers.com/nm_...

    As is usually the case when something like this is spotted…I would have to assume that the 49ers are going to wear throwbacks sometime soon and are simply “breaking in” their gear![/quote]
    Then why wouldn’t they wear the appropriate “un-black” throwback helmets with their correctly gray facemasks? Those would need to be broken in, too, right? I say permanent change is in the air.[/quote]

    Good point, Mike![/quote]
    Those are the throwback helmets – they still have black in them.
    http://cache.gettyim...

    The difference is that there is no gold circle inside the black circle, like in the modern helmets.
    http://www.thefantas...

    But the black circle is true to the old Montana-era helmets; by all accounts these are accurate reproductions.
    http://imagecache2.a...
    These helmets look like a hybrid between the modern and 80’s helmets. They have the gold inner circle and the black outline around the SF of the current design, but the black circle is a uniform width (current: thicker on the sides and thinner at the top and bottom) and the red-white-red stripe seem to be reflective of yesteryear. Maybe (hopefully) they are doing a fauxback evocative of the glory days, but keeping some of today’s elements (darker red, richer gold, etc.) in place.

  • Adam | October 24, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    In NHL news, the Blackhawks are going to unveil their winter classic unis tomorrow against the Redwings on WGN

    http://blackhawks.nh...

  • KT | October 24, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”296511″]I would love to see a radical Ballpark design come out.[/quote]

    Like this, or more radical?

  • CC | October 24, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    I think the Sacramento Kings were reaching even futher when they asked fans to make a purchase this preseason. Like the San Jose Sharks, the Sacramento Kings also offered their new unseen uniforms for presale. But at least the Sharks went 49-23-10 in the regular season and finished second in the Western Conference. Sacramento went 38-44, missed the playoffs and finished 11th in the Western Conference.

  • LarenR | October 24, 2008 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”296515″][quote comment=”296501″][quote comment=”296497″][quote comment=”296495″][quote comment=”296493″][quote comment=”296487″][quote comment=”296486″]Wow, it’s strange how big a subtle thing like changing the facemask color on a helmet changes the entire look. I mean, I’m not a fan of the black-heavy new era 49ers aesthetic, but it does look a metaphorical 100x better with the gray rather then the red facemask…

    Bright colored facemasks in general look pretty lousy, so Patriots take note![/quote]
    You’re right about the the gray facemasks. Let’s hope it’s an indication that the Niners will in fact be going back to their proper uniforms.[/quote]

    http://49ers.com/nm_...

    As is usually the case when something like this is spotted…I would have to assume that the 49ers are going to wear throwbacks sometime soon and are simply “breaking in” their gear![/quote]
    Then why wouldn’t they wear the appropriate “un-black” throwback helmets with their correctly gray facemasks? Those would need to be broken in, too, right? I say permanent change is in the air.[/quote]

    Good point, Mike![/quote]
    Those are the throwback helmets – they still have black in them.
    http://cache.gettyim...

    The difference is that there is no gold circle inside the black circle, like in the modern helmets.
    http://www.thefantas...

    But the black circle is true to the old Montana-era helmets; by all accounts these are accurate reproductions.
    http://imagecache2.a...
    These helmets look like a hybrid between the modern and 80’s helmets. They have the gold inner circle and the black outline around the SF of the current design, but the black circle is a uniform width (current: thicker on the sides and thinner at the top and bottom) and the red-white-red stripe seem to be reflective of yesteryear. Maybe (hopefully) they are doing a fauxback evocative of the glory days, but keeping some of today’s elements (darker red, richer gold, etc.) in place.[/quote]
    Of course, in this picture from the same original page, it is clearly current helmet, with only the facemask changed.

  • KT | October 24, 2008 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”296518″]I think the Sacramento Kings were reaching even futher when they asked fans to make a purchase this preseason. Like the San Jose Sharks, the Sacramento Kings also offered their new unseen uniforms for presale. But at least the Sharks went 49-23-10 in the regular season and finished second in the Western Conference. Sacramento went 38-44, missed the playoffs and finished 11th in the Western Conference.[/quote]

    Plus, basketball unis don’t look good on most people, whereas hockey jerseys are cool.

  • mmwatkin | October 24, 2008 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”296517″][quote comment=”296511″]I would love to see a radical Ballpark design come out.[/quote]

    Like this, or more radical?[/quote]

    More like one that will actually be built.

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”296520″][quote comment=”296518″]I think the Sacramento Kings were reaching even futher when they asked fans to make a purchase this preseason. Like the San Jose Sharks, the Sacramento Kings also offered their new unseen uniforms for presale. But at least the Sharks went 49-23-10 in the regular season and finished second in the Western Conference. Sacramento went 38-44, missed the playoffs and finished 11th in the Western Conference.[/quote]

    Plus, basketball unis don’t look good on most people, whereas hockey jerseys are cool.[/quote]

    Hockey and cool shouldn’t be typed together…ever!JK

    Seriously, hockey sweaters can be worn more often as regular attire than hoops jerseys!

  • Tom Servaux | October 24, 2008 at 12:17 pm |

    Some Texas A&M fans joked about having a “Mirror Out” (wear aluminum foil and hold mirrors) for the game against Texas Tech.

    Apparently, a news station in West Texas doesn’t understand internet humor…

    here

  • Frank | October 24, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    Love that Namath is wearing cleats to go along with his fur coat!

  • KT | October 24, 2008 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”296521″][quote comment=”296517″][quote comment=”296511″]I would love to see a radical Ballpark design come out.[/quote]

    Like this, or more radical?[/quote]

    More like one that will actually be built.[/quote]

    I think ballpark construction’s going to be in a bit of a lull for the next few years, at least.

  • JTH | October 24, 2008 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”296516″]In NHL news, the Blackhawks are going to unveil their winter classic unis tomorrow against the Redwings on WGN

    http://blackhawks.nh...
    It’s kinda vague, but that press release gives me the impression that it won’t just be the Hawks’ jerseys that are unveiled, but the Wings’ as well. And it looks like the game’s only on the local version of WGN, not the Superstation.

  • Hank | October 24, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”296499″]hockey fans should get a good laugh out of this http://www.thelocal....
    Brings a new meaning to the phrase “putting the bisket in the basket”.

  • Hank | October 24, 2008 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”296524″]Love that Namath is wearing cleats to go along with his fur coat![/quote]
    Well, he couldn’t be fined for being completely out of uniform. Broadway Joe. An American original.

  • Tim | October 24, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”296486″]Wow, it’s strange how big a subtle thing like changing the facemask color on a helmet changes the entire look. I mean, I’m not a fan of the black-heavy new era 49ers aesthetic, but it does look a metaphorical 100x better with the gray rather then the red facemask…

    Bright colored facemasks in general look pretty lousy, so Patriots take note![/quote]

    How are the 49ers “black-heavy”? They have black accents on the helmet, numbers, and stripes on the pants. The Miami Dolphins put midnight navy accents on the helmet, stripes and drop shadows on the numbers, yet I don’t think anyone would consider the them midnight navy-heavy.

    I look at teams like the Mets, Blue Jays and White Sox. Now THAT’S what I call “black-heavy”. In the NFL, I would consider the Detroit Lions “black-heavy”, since not only did they integrate black into their uniforms, they introduced a black alternate jersey into their uni scheme.

  • Justin in AR | October 24, 2008 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”296507″][quote comment=”296474″]Not really uni relatred, but this blurb from the WAPO mentions Shane Doan breaking a puck in the Caps-Coyotes game…..any hockey types ever seen/done this before?

    http://blog.washingt...

    teebz has broken a puck…he also once broke the land speed record on a bicycle that was missing its chain and the back tire[/quote]

    I once saw Teebz scissor-kick Angela Lansbury.

  • Justin in AR | October 24, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”296531″][quote comment=”296486″]Wow, it’s strange how big a subtle thing like changing the facemask color on a helmet changes the entire look. I mean, I’m not a fan of the black-heavy new era 49ers aesthetic, but it does look a metaphorical 100x better with the gray rather then the red facemask…

    Bright colored facemasks in general look pretty lousy, so Patriots take note![/quote]

    How are the 49ers “black-heavy”? They have black accents on the helmet, numbers, and stripes on the pants. The Miami Dolphins put midnight navy accents on the helmet, stripes and drop shadows on the numbers, yet I don’t think anyone would consider the them midnight navy-heavy.

    I look at teams like the Mets, Blue Jays and White Sox. Now THAT’S what I call “black-heavy”. In the NFL, I would consider the Detroit Lions “black-heavy”, since not only did they integrate black into their uniforms, they introduced a black alternate jersey into their uni scheme.[/quote]

    The Raiders are pretty “black-heavy”.

  • LarenR | October 24, 2008 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”296533″][quote comment=”296531″][quote comment=”296486″]Wow, it’s strange how big a subtle thing like changing the facemask color on a helmet changes the entire look. I mean, I’m not a fan of the black-heavy new era 49ers aesthetic, but it does look a metaphorical 100x better with the gray rather then the red facemask…

    Bright colored facemasks in general look pretty lousy, so Patriots take note![/quote]

    How are the 49ers “black-heavy”? They have black accents on the helmet, numbers, and stripes on the pants. The Miami Dolphins put midnight navy accents on the helmet, stripes and drop shadows on the numbers, yet I don’t think anyone would consider the them midnight navy-heavy.

    I look at teams like the Mets, Blue Jays and White Sox. Now THAT’S what I call “black-heavy”. In the NFL, I would consider the Detroit Lions “black-heavy”, since not only did they integrate black into their uniforms, they introduced a black alternate jersey into their uni scheme.[/quote]

    The Raiders are pretty “black-heavy”.[/quote]
    Saints, too

  • Stuby | October 24, 2008 at 1:12 pm |

    Jesus, not this crap again.

  • Ricko | October 24, 2008 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”296525″][quote comment=”296521″][quote comment=”296517″][quote comment=”296511″]I would love to see a radical Ballpark design come out.[/quote]

    Like this, or more radical?[/quote]

    More like one that will actually be built.[/quote]

    I think ballpark construction’s going to be in a bit of a lull for the next few years, at least.[/quote]

    I love that design. For the city where it would have stood, really sweet. Every ballpark doesn’t need to have a nostalgic exterior element. Inside and the playing area, of course, should be traditional, but outside can go any direction it wants, as long as just no DULL. Glad to see the multipurpose, climate-controlled crap go, that’s the real point. Like places built only for baseball, vintage-looking or otherwise stylized.

  • Kenny | October 24, 2008 at 1:27 pm |

    get with the times Cincy

    http://www.bengals.c...

    check out the Chargers helmet in 2009

  • u2-horn | October 24, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”296534″][quote comment=”296533″][quote comment=”296531″]

    The Raiders are pretty “black-heavy”.[/quote]
    Saints, too[/quote]

    NBA, too

  • LI Phil | October 24, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”296535″]Jesus, not this crap again.[/quote]

    yup

  • u2-horn | October 24, 2008 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”296538″][quote comment=”296534″]

    The Raiders are pretty “black-heavy”.[/quote]
    Saints, too[/quote]

    NBA, too

    close tags, I hope.

  • LI Phil | October 24, 2008 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”296538″][quote comment=”296534″][quote comment=”296533″]The Raiders are pretty “black-heavy”.[/quote]
    Saints, too[/quote]

    NBA, too[/quote]

    wait…what?

  • KT | October 24, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”296536″][quote comment=”296525″][quote comment=”296521″][quote comment=”296517″][quote comment=”296511″]I would love to see a radical Ballpark design come out.[/quote]

    Like this, or more radical?[/quote]

    More like one that will actually be built.[/quote]

    I think ballpark construction’s going to be in a bit of a lull for the next few years, at least.[/quote]

    I love that design. For the city where it would have stood, really sweet. [/quote]

    It’s not like the project is completely dead. It’s just pining for the fjords.

  • JTH | October 24, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    Yep. Both Winter Classic jerseys will be unveiled tomorrow:
    http://blog.mlive.co...

  • The Hemogoblin | October 24, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    I AM SO HAPPY!

    Finally got my Paul Lukas autograph that I sent off for a month ago!

  • puckguy | October 24, 2008 at 1:51 pm |

    I believe the Live Like Nate is a tribute to a friend/classmate that died. I am pretty sure I heard something about it once on TV. Not very reliable I know, and I apologize.

  • Jim MI | October 24, 2008 at 1:57 pm |

    Anybody else excited that all NHL teams play tomorrow? I AM! Full day of hockey, love the sound of that :)

  • LI Phil | October 24, 2008 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”296546″]Anybody else excited that all NHL teams play tomorrow? I AM! Full day of hockey, love the sound of that :)[/quote]

    any major sports playing?

  • LarenR | October 24, 2008 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”296542″][quote comment=”296536″][quote comment=”296525″][quote comment=”296521″][quote comment=”296517″][quote comment=”296511″]I would love to see a radical Ballpark design come out.[/quote]

    Like this, or more radical?[/quote]

    More like one that will actually be built.[/quote]

    I think ballpark construction’s going to be in a bit of a lull for the next few years, at least.[/quote]

    I love that design. For the city where it would have stood, really sweet. [/quote]

    It’s not like the project is completely dead. It’s just pining for the fjords.[/quote]
    It’s not pining! It’s passed on! This project is no more! It has ceased to be! It’s expired and gone to meet its maker! It’s a stiff! Bereft of life, it rests in peace! If you hadn’t nailed it to the drafting table it’d be pushing up the daisies! Its metabolic processes are now history! It’s off the twig! It’s kicked the bucket, it’s shuffled off its mortal coil, run down the curtain and joined the bleedin’ choir invisibile!! THIS IS AN EX-PROJECT!!

  • Tim D | October 24, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”296491″]I hate long pants in baseball. Any one with a bit of sense would agree. However, I do not blame George Hendrick. Silent George was one of my favorite Cardinals in my youth and I actually liked it when he did it. The reason I liked it as a kid has everything to do with why I hate it now. When he did it back in the day, he was the only one. Now? Many many schmeckels.[/quote]

    I had a job as the doorman at the Marriott hotel right across the street from Old Busch Stadium back with Silent George was a player with the Cards. One day he pulls up in front of the hotel in his Green Porsche and starts to go into the hotel, and I recognize him and say ” Hey Mr.Hendricks, I’m sorry but you can’t leave your car here”. He throws me the keys and says ” you can move if if you have to, I’ll only be about 10 min”. I say okay and as he passes me I say ” Man that’s a great looking car”…he says.” Take it for a spin if you want”…and I DID…I took it around Busch Stadium at about 80 mph! When he came back out he asked me if I drove it and I said I sure did …he just laughed and handed me $10. George could do no wrong with me from there on out!

  • Tim | October 24, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”296534″]The Raiders are pretty “black-heavy”.

    Saints, too[/quote]

    Absolutely. I was thinking more along the lines of what the original poster was saying, that the 49ers put black accents into their uni-scheme so now he considers them “black-heavy”. Teams that have a black-color scheme by default are “black-heavy”. I guess what I was trying to get across was that of teams that have put black accents into their color scheme, there are teams that have gone overboard with it and have become “black-heavy” more than what the Niners have done. You ask someone what the Niners colors are, they’ll tell you red and gold (or maroon and gold). I don’t think “black” will be one of the colors chosen. By contrast, look at teams like the Mets, Blue Jays, or White Sox, or the Detroit Lions with their black jerseys. And, of course, the Saints and Raiders. Now THAT’S “black-heavy”.

  • fluxcap | October 24, 2008 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”296547″][quote comment=”296546″]Anybody else excited that all NHL teams play tomorrow? I AM! Full day of hockey, love the sound of that :)[/quote]

    any major sports playing?[/quote]

    There’s always this

  • fluxcap | October 24, 2008 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”296551″][quote comment=”296547″][quote comment=”296546″]Anybody else excited that all NHL teams play tomorrow? I AM! Full day of hockey, love the sound of that :)[/quote]

    any major sports playing?[/quote]

    There’s always this[/quote]

    or this time, with the link (joke thoroughly ruined, if there was one in here)

  • The Hemogoblin | October 24, 2008 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”296547″][quote comment=”296546″]Anybody else excited that all NHL teams play tomorrow? I AM! Full day of hockey, love the sound of that :)[/quote]

    any major sports playing?[/quote]

    Only one game, game three.

  • Jim MI | October 24, 2008 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”296547″][quote comment=”296546″]Anybody else excited that all NHL teams play tomorrow? I AM! Full day of hockey, love the sound of that :)[/quote]

    any major sports playing?[/quote]

    There’s other sports?

  • The Hemogoblin | October 24, 2008 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”296550″][quote comment=”296534″]The Raiders are pretty “black-heavy”.

    Saints, too[/quote]

    Absolutely. I was thinking more along the lines of what the original poster was saying, that the 49ers put black accents into their uni-scheme so now he considers them “black-heavy”. Teams that have a black-color scheme by default are “black-heavy”. I guess what I was trying to get across was that of teams that have put black accents into their color scheme, there are teams that have gone overboard with it and have become “black-heavy” more than what the Niners have done. You ask someone what the Niners colors are, they’ll tell you red and gold (or maroon and gold). I don’t think “black” will be one of the colors chosen. By contrast, look at teams like the Mets, Blue Jays, or White Sox, or the Detroit Lions with their black jerseys. And, of course, the Saints and Raiders. Now THAT’S “black-heavy”.[/quote]

    Blue Jays should be blue and white… preferably in road powder blues…

    A team that was black heavy for a while, however: Kansas City Royals.

  • Jim MI | October 24, 2008 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=\”296547\”][quote comment=\”296546\”]Anybody else excited that all NHL teams play tomorrow? I AM! Full day of hockey, love the sound of that :)[/quote]

    any major sports playing?[/quote]

    There\’s other sports?

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”296538″][quote comment=”296534″][quote comment=”296533″][quote comment=”296531″]

    The Raiders are pretty “black-heavy”.[/quote]
    Saints, too[/quote]

    NBA, too[/quote]

    C’mon…don’t do that!

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”296556″][quote comment=\”296547\”][quote comment=\”296546\”]Anybody else excited that all NHL teams play tomorrow? I AM! Full day of hockey, love the sound of that :)[/quote]

    any major sports playing?[/quote]

    There\’s other sports?[/quote]

    I think I’d like to go to a game and see it for myself.

    Then maybe I would actually appreciate it.

    I live close enough to MSG, maybe I’ll go sit in the blues and borrow Phil’s Gorton Fisherman sweater.

  • Jim MI | October 24, 2008 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”296556″][quote comment=\”296547\”][quote comment=\”296546\”]Anybody else excited that all NHL teams play tomorrow? I AM! Full day of hockey, love the sound of that :)[/quote]

    any major sports playing?[/quote]

    There\’s other sports?[/quote]

    Gotta love double posts.

  • KT | October 24, 2008 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”296558″]I think I’d like to go to a game and see it for myself.

    Then maybe I would actually appreciate it.
    [/quote]

    Nah, knee-jerk, rote bashing is a great time-saver. You don’t have to actually experience anything. Just make up your mind and go with it! Or remember the opinion that you formed when you were 7 and don’t bother to re-visit it. You’re busy, who has the time?

  • Justin in AR | October 24, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”296555″][quote comment=”296550″][quote comment=”296534″]The Raiders are pretty “black-heavy”.

    Saints, too[/quote]

    Absolutely. I was thinking more along the lines of what the original poster was saying, that the 49ers put black accents into their uni-scheme so now he considers them “black-heavy”. Teams that have a black-color scheme by default are “black-heavy”. I guess what I was trying to get across was that of teams that have put black accents into their color scheme, there are teams that have gone overboard with it and have become “black-heavy” more than what the Niners have done. You ask someone what the Niners colors are, they’ll tell you red and gold (or maroon and gold). I don’t think “black” will be one of the colors chosen. By contrast, look at teams like the Mets, Blue Jays, or White Sox, or the Detroit Lions with their black jerseys. And, of course, the Saints and Raiders. Now THAT’S “black-heavy”.[/quote]

    Blue Jays should be blue and white… preferably in road powder blues…

    A team that was black heavy for a while, however: Kansas City Royals.[/quote]

    Rockies, Marlins. Reds got a little carried away with the black. They don’t have a black alternate, but they messed up their caps.

  • The Hemogoblin | October 24, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”296558″][quote comment=”296556″][quote comment=\”296547\”][quote comment=\”296546\”]Anybody else excited that all NHL teams play tomorrow? I AM! Full day of hockey, love the sound of that :)[/quote]

    any major sports playing?[/quote]

    There\’s other sports?[/quote]

    I think I’d like to go to a game and see it for myself.

    Then maybe I would actually appreciate it.

    I live close enough to MSG, maybe I’ll go sit in the blues and borrow Phil’s Gorton Fisherman sweater.[/quote]

    Just remember:

    Potvin Sucks!

  • JTH | October 24, 2008 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”296558″][quote comment=”296556″][quote comment=\”296547\”][quote comment=\”296546\”]Anybody else excited that all NHL teams play tomorrow? I AM! Full day of hockey, love the sound of that :)[/quote]

    any major sports playing?[/quote]

    There\’s other sports?[/quote]

    I think I’d like to go to a game and see it for myself.

    Then maybe I would actually appreciate it.

    I live close enough to MSG, maybe I’ll go sit in the blues and borrow Phil’s Gorton Fisherman sweater.[/quote]
    Do it. Hell, if there’s an AHL team nearby, save yourself a few bucks and go to one of their games.

    I’m not necessarily a “hockey guy” but there is absolutely no comparison between watching a game on TV and seeing one up close. It is by far my favorite sport to see in person. TV-wise, it’s way down the list for me.

  • Hoolie | October 24, 2008 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”296486″]Wow, it’s strange how big a subtle thing like changing the facemask color on a helmet changes the entire look. I mean, I’m not a fan of the black-heavy new era 49ers aesthetic, but it does look a metaphorical 100x better with the gray rather then the red facemask…

    Bright colored facemasks in general look pretty lousy, so Patriots take note![/quote]

    Let’s hope more than just the Patriots take note. Back in the 70’s when white cleats and colored facemasks started to be vogue, it signaled the ruin of the uniform in pro AND college football.

    But, now that black cleats are back, here is what will fix the pro game so that games would be watchable again:

    First and foremost a message to Nike; Thanks for RUINING the uniform with these STUPID 2 toned cleats you introduced and are now taking over straight black cleats. jerks! ALL teams need to lose these new 2 toned cleats!

    Teams with black cleats that need to go to a grey facemask: Packers, Bears (yes Bears fans, it would look cool), Redskins, Lions (lose all that black in your uniform too!), 49ers (and go back to Montana era uni also. Have done this a couple of times and looks great), Jets.

    Teams that need to go to black cleats: Cowboys, Raiders, Broncos and Titans (a uniform tweak for both is in order too).

    Teams that need to go to grey facemask AND black cleats: Dolphins, Steelers (yes Steelers fans, it will work for you too), Patriots, Chiefs.

    PLEASE San Diego, go back to the powder blue thowbacks with number on helmet, grey facemask, black cleats (you can keep the modern lightning bolt) and use the gold pants every so often at home in addition to the road.

    Rams and Vikings go back to the 70’s (Vikings did this against the Packers at home in ’07) with grey facemask, black cleats and stripes on socks (stripes on socks needs to make a comeback by-the-way). The modern design of these 2 teams suck.

    Texans and Ravens start over!

    Cardinals, Panthers (minus all the logos on your uniform), Falcons, Bengals, Jaguars, Saints and Seahawks are fine as is.

    Current best uniform is a tie between the Browns and the Giants. Colts, Bears, Bucs, Bills (throwbacks and current) and Eagles are close behind. The changes suggested above would turn this into a great competition AND make watching pro football enjoyable again.

  • Jim MI | October 24, 2008 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”296563″][quote comment=”296558″][quote comment=”296556″][quote comment=\”296547\”][quote comment=\”296546\”]Anybody else excited that all NHL teams play tomorrow? I AM! Full day of hockey, love the sound of that :)[/quote]

    any major sports playing?[/quote]

    There\’s other sports?[/quote]

    I think I’d like to go to a game and see it for myself.

    Then maybe I would actually appreciate it.

    I live close enough to MSG, maybe I’ll go sit in the blues and borrow Phil’s Gorton Fisherman sweater.[/quote]
    Do it. Hell, if there’s an AHL team nearby, save yourself a few bucks and go to one of their games.

    I’m not necessarily a “hockey guy” but there is absolutely no comparison between watching a game on TV and seeing one up close. It is by far my favorite sport to see in person. TV-wise, it’s way down the list for me.[/quote]

    Baseball is like that for me. Going to the ballpark is a great experience, but you couldn’t pay me to watch one on TV. Too boring.

  • Al | October 24, 2008 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”296537″]get with the times Cincy

    http://www.bengals.c...

    check out the Chargers helmet in 2009[/quote]
    In their defense, note the URL. That page was initially put together — or the URL most recently updated — in 2005.

    The current schedule rotation was established in the summer of 2001, for games from 2002 through 2009. I believe that the NFL will evaluate the system next year.

    A similar example re: the URL –
    http://www.giants.co...

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”296565″][quote comment=”296563″][quote comment=”296558″][quote comment=”296556″][quote comment=\”296547\”][quote comment=\”296546\”]Anybody else excited that all NHL teams play tomorrow? I AM! Full day of hockey, love the sound of that :)[/quote]

    any major sports playing?[/quote]

    There\’s other sports?[/quote]

    I think I’d like to go to a game and see it for myself.

    Then maybe I would actually appreciate it.

    I live close enough to MSG, maybe I’ll go sit in the blues and borrow Phil’s Gorton Fisherman sweater.[/quote]
    Do it. Hell, if there’s an AHL team nearby, save yourself a few bucks and go to one of their games.

    I’m not necessarily a “hockey guy” but there is absolutely no comparison between watching a game on TV and seeing one up close. It is by far my favorite sport to see in person. TV-wise, it’s way down the list for me.[/quote]

    Baseball is like that for me. Going to the ballpark is a great experience, but you couldn’t pay me to watch one on TV. Too boring.[/quote]

    I actually don’t even know if there are AHL teams in my area. I’ve been to HS and small college games and they were great…the small rink, the cold air…to me that is what was so cool about the Winter Classic!

  • Tim | October 24, 2008 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”296561″]Blue Jays should be blue and white… preferably in road powder blues…

    A team that was black heavy for a while, however: Kansas City Royals.

    Rockies, Marlins. Reds got a little carried away with the black. They don’t have a black alternate, but they messed up their caps.[/quote]

    KC Royals and Reds are two classic examples of teams that added black accents and then went totally overboard with it. Rockies never bothered me, but they did/do have those black vests.

    Marlins are another one; they have almost completely eliminated the aqua from their color scheme in favor of silver and black. Al Davis would be proud!

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”296567″][quote comment=”296565″][quote comment=”296563″][quote comment=”296558″][quote comment=”296556″][quote comment=\”296547\”][quote comment=\”296546\”]Anybody else excited that all NHL teams play tomorrow? I AM! Full day of hockey, love the sound of that :)[/quote]

    any major sports playing?[/quote]

    There\’s other sports?[/quote]

    I think I’d like to go to a game and see it for myself.

    Then maybe I would actually appreciate it.

    I live close enough to MSG, maybe I’ll go sit in the blues and borrow Phil’s Gorton Fisherman sweater.[/quote]
    Do it. Hell, if there’s an AHL team nearby, save yourself a few bucks and go to one of their games.

    I’m not necessarily a “hockey guy” but there is absolutely no comparison between watching a game on TV and seeing one up close. It is by far my favorite sport to see in person. TV-wise, it’s way down the list for me.[/quote]

    Baseball is like that for me. Going to the ballpark is a great experience, but you couldn’t pay me to watch one on TV. Too boring.[/quote]

    I actually don’t even know if there are AHL teams in my area. I’ve been to HS and small college games and they were great…the small rink, the cold air…to me that is what was so cool about the Winter Classic![/quote]

    Scranton: 2 hours
    Albany/Binghampton: 3 hours
    Hartford: at least 2
    Bridgeport: 1 1/2 plus I wan to survive the trip!

    There’s a few HS teams that are decent by me but I’ve always heard that going to the Garden or even the New Devils Arena (Prudential Center?) are great experiences.

  • LI Phil | October 24, 2008 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote] live close enough to MSG, maybe I’ll go sit in the blues and borrow Phil’s Gorton Fisherman sweater[/quote]

    that’s teebz’ sweater, not mine

    and you’re taking your life into your own hands if you wear isles colors in the garden, slappy

    you make it down here, i’ll take you to a game at the mausoleum…just don’t expect a victory *sighs*

  • Duckstyle | October 24, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”296550″][quote comment=”296534″]The Raiders are pretty “black-heavy”.

    Saints, too[/quote]

    Absolutely. I was thinking more along the lines of what the original poster was saying, that the 49ers put black accents into their uni-scheme so now he considers them “black-heavy”. Teams that have a black-color scheme by default are “black-heavy”. I guess what I was trying to get across was that of teams that have put black accents into their color scheme, there are teams that have gone overboard with it and have become “black-heavy” more than what the Niners have done. You ask someone what the Niners colors are, they’ll tell you red and gold (or maroon and gold). I don’t think “black” will be one of the colors chosen. By contrast, look at teams like the Mets, Blue Jays, or White Sox, or the Detroit Lions with their black jerseys. And, of course, the Saints and Raiders. Now THAT’S “black-heavy”.[/quote]

    Just a wild guess here, but maybe the White Sox look black heavy to you because it’s their main color…..just a guess.

  • Rick Collins | October 24, 2008 at 3:15 pm |

    Here is a link to my favorite mud picture > http://www.telegraph...

  • Dogstyle | October 24, 2008 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”296571″][quote comment=”296550″][quote comment=”296534″]The Raiders are pretty “black-heavy”.

    Saints, too[/quote]

    Absolutely. I was thinking more along the lines of what the original poster was saying, that the 49ers put black accents into their uni-scheme so now he considers them “black-heavy”. Teams that have a black-color scheme by default are “black-heavy”. I guess what I was trying to get across was that of teams that have put black accents into their color scheme, there are teams that have gone overboard with it and have become “black-heavy” more than what the Niners have done. You ask someone what the Niners colors are, they’ll tell you red and gold (or maroon and gold). I don’t think “black” will be one of the colors chosen. By contrast, look at teams like the Mets, Blue Jays, or White Sox, or the Detroit Lions with their black jerseys. And, of course, the Saints and Raiders. Now THAT’S “black-heavy”.[/quote]

    Just a wild guess here, but maybe the White Sox look black heavy to you because it’s their main color…..just a guess.[/quote]

    Just a wild guess here, but maybe you sound like an asshole in your post because you’re an asshole…..just a guess.

  • LI Phil | October 24, 2008 at 3:45 pm |

    a sign karma is working out for the knicks?

  • Chuck | October 24, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    While watching the Colorado-Edmonton game last night, my eyes were inflicted with a term I will dub: APRONSTRINGITIS! :-( Two great jerseys ruined by piping!

  • u2-horn | October 24, 2008 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”296564″]
    Current best uniform is a tie between the Browns and the Giants. Colts, Bears, Bucs, Bills (throwbacks and current) and Eagles are close behind. [/quote]

    Good Lord, the current Bills’ unis are one of the worst in the history of the league.

  • Duckstyle | October 24, 2008 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”296573″][quote comment=”296571″][quote comment=”296550″][quote comment=”296534″]The Raiders are pretty “black-heavy”.

    Saints, too[/quote]

    Absolutely. I was thinking more along the lines of what the original poster was saying, that the 49ers put black accents into their uni-scheme so now he considers them “black-heavy”. Teams that have a black-color scheme by default are “black-heavy”. I guess what I was trying to get across was that of teams that have put black accents into their color scheme, there are teams that have gone overboard with it and have become “black-heavy” more than what the Niners have done. You ask someone what the Niners colors are, they’ll tell you red and gold (or maroon and gold). I don’t think “black” will be one of the colors chosen. By contrast, look at teams like the Mets, Blue Jays, or White Sox, or the Detroit Lions with their black jerseys. And, of course, the Saints and Raiders. Now THAT’S “black-heavy”.[/quote]

    Just a wild guess here, but maybe the White Sox look black heavy to you because it’s their main color…..just a guess.[/quote]

    Just a wild guess here, but maybe you sound like an asshole in your post because you’re an asshole…..just a guess.[/quote]

    Asshole? What, are you one of my fiancee’s friends? But in all seriousness, you repeated a dumb statement twice. And when you make a stupid comment, you get stupid replys…such is life.

  • casual reader | October 24, 2008 at 4:10 pm |

    Re: 49ers grey masks.

    Often when teams wear their throwbacks, they wear the helmets in practice, either in preseason or the week before. Vikings did the same thing last year. Cowboys do it. Steelers did it with the yellow helmets last year as well.

    I’d be willing to bet that the niners wear their throwbacks this weekend.

    But perhaps all of this on the urging of Singletary. Meaning that had Nolan remained they wouldn’t have worn the throwbacks.

    But… I could be wrong.

  • Justin in AR | October 24, 2008 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”296574″]a sign karma is working out for the knicks?[/quote]

    So, I’ve been getting mixed reports. Was it Isiah or was it his kid?

  • Teebz | October 24, 2008 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”296532″]
    I once saw Teebz scissor-kick Angela Lansbury.[/quote]

    She gave me the standard “Let’s Go” chatter.

    Not many people know this, but she was one helluvan enforcer during her junior hockey days. I believe Ricko may have one of her jerseys in his collection. All I know is that I was waiting for the puck to be dropped at the face-off circle, she said something about my mom, and then it was “go time”. She knew I was a righty, but she never saw the scissor-kick coming.

    Angela “Stone Hands” Landsbury… a true scrapper.

  • Teebz | October 24, 2008 at 4:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”296580″][quote comment=”296532″]
    I once saw Teebz scissor-kick Angela Lansbury.[/quote]

    She gave me the standard “Let’s Go” chatter.

    Not many people know this, but she was one helluvan enforcer during her junior hockey days. I believe Ricko may have one of her jerseys in his collection. All I know is that I was waiting for the puck to be dropped at the face-off circle, she said something about my mom, and then it was “go time”. She knew I was a righty, but she never saw the scissor-kick coming.

    Angela “Stone Hands” Lansbury… a true scrapper.[/quote]

    It would help if I spelled her name right.

  • LI Phil | October 24, 2008 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”296580″][quote comment=”296532″]
    I once saw Teebz scissor-kick Angela Lansbury.[/quote]

    She gave me the standard “Let’s Go” chatter.[/quote]

    in fine print on the last page of the hockey record book it notes that all world records are held by teebz, and those listed in the book are simply the closest anyone else has ever gotten

  • Al | October 24, 2008 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”296579″]So, I’ve been getting mixed reports. Was it Isiah or was it his kid?[/quote]
    This looks like another case of ESPN getting scooped by, well, every other news outlet. They are the only one reporting that “someone” was wheeled out of the palatial Isiah Estate; everyone else has sources, whether on- or off-the-record, confirming that it is him.

    In a related note, PETA King (Mad Dog reference, sorry if you don’t get it) has stated that this story is “total bull.”

  • Ricko | October 24, 2008 at 5:05 pm |

    See, now, when I heard you once took out Angela Landsbury, I thought it meant…

  • LI Phil | October 24, 2008 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”296583″]In a related note, PETA King (Mad Dog reference, sorry if you don’t get it) has stated that this story is “total bull.”[/quote]

    OMG…that had to be the FUNNIEST thing i ever heard…i forget the context (maybe it was vick related), but of course that fat pompous ass francesca was actually referring to the pet group…i think i heard the replay on imus the next morning…was in tears

    /thanks for the chuckle

  • Justin in AR | October 24, 2008 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”296583″][quote comment=”296579″]So, I’ve been getting mixed reports. Was it Isiah or was it his kid?[/quote]
    This looks like another case of ESPN getting scooped by, well, every other news outlet. They are the only one reporting that “someone” was wheeled out of the palatial Isiah Estate; everyone else has sources, whether on- or off-the-record, confirming that it is him.

    In a related note, PETA King (Mad Dog reference, sorry if you don’t get it) has stated that this story is “total bull.”[/quote]

    Yup. According to si.com it was the man himself. I know ESPN has a level of journalistic integrity to uphold (wink), but if everyone else is saying it’s him, then just report it.

  • Al | October 24, 2008 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”296585″]OMG…that had to be the FUNNIEST thing i ever heard…i forget the context (maybe it was vick related), but of course that fat pompous ass francesca was actually referring to the pet group…i think i heard the replay on imus the next morning…was in tears

    /thanks for the chuckle[/quote]
    You got it right, Phil. This was just at the beginning of all the Vick stuff. Francesa made a comment to the effect that the PETA people were going to have a field day with Vick. Dog, busy filling out his card and only catching every other word from Francesa, replies with, “Who, Peter King?”

    I heard it live and it was undoubtedly the funniest thing I’ve heard on their show — and I was probably listening since day one. (A distant second is the time when Dog asked if “Daredevil” was based on a true story.)

  • Al | October 24, 2008 at 5:29 pm |

    (Sorry for the double-post; hit “Say It!” too soon.)

    Peter King is now doing a weekly spot with Dog — Tuesdays at 4:00, I believe.

    I came thisclose to buying a house on PK’s street back in 2004.

    Have a good weekend, everyone.

  • Cory | October 24, 2008 at 5:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”296480″][quote]Anyone know why David Price has “Live Like Nate” printed on his glove? (Screen shot courtesy of Dan Perkey.) [/quote]

    Probably not this:

    http://daretobedomes...

    But here’s a myspace page of a girl from Price’s hometown with the same phrase

    http://profile.myspa...

    Live like Nate is for Nate Stephens, it was one of david’s best friends from high school who died of a heart attack last august. the myspace page is lauren, nate’s younger sister. Nate was a friend of mine too and its great to see Price show him love on such a big stage.
    -Live Like Nate

  • JMC | October 24, 2008 at 6:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”296519″][quote comment=”296515″][quote comment=”296501″][quote comment=”296497″][quote comment=”296495″][quote comment=”296493″][quote comment=”296487″][quote comment=”296486″]Wow, it’s strange how big a subtle thing like changing the facemask color on a helmet changes the entire look. I mean, I’m not a fan of the black-heavy new era 49ers aesthetic, but it does look a metaphorical 100x better with the gray rather then the red facemask…

    Bright colored facemasks in general look pretty lousy, so Patriots take note![/quote]
    You’re right about the the gray facemasks. Let’s hope it’s an indication that the Niners will in fact be going back to their proper uniforms.[/quote]

    http://49ers.com/nm_...

    As is usually the case when something like this is spotted…I would have to assume that the 49ers are going to wear throwbacks sometime soon and are simply “breaking in” their gear![/quote]
    Then why wouldn’t they wear the appropriate “un-black” throwback helmets with their correctly gray facemasks? Those would need to be broken in, too, right? I say permanent change is in the air.[/quote]

    Good point, Mike![/quote]
    Those are the throwback helmets – they still have black in them.
    http://cache.gettyim...

    The difference is that there is no gold circle inside the black circle, like in the modern helmets.
    http://www.thefantas...

    But the black circle is true to the old Montana-era helmets; by all accounts these are accurate reproductions.
    http://imagecache2.a...
    These helmets look like a hybrid between the modern and 80’s helmets. They have the gold inner circle and the black outline around the SF of the current design, but the black circle is a uniform width (current: thicker on the sides and thinner at the top and bottom) and the red-white-red stripe seem to be reflective of yesteryear. Maybe (hopefully) they are doing a fauxback evocative of the glory days, but keeping some of today’s elements (darker red, richer gold, etc.) in place.[/quote]
    Of course, in this picture from the same original page, it is clearly current helmet, with only the facemask changed.[/quote]

    Someone on the 49ers blog Niners Nation says that they are wearing the gray facemasks in practice this week because they are wearing the throwback unis this Sunday – and they like to get used to seeing gray in front of them – not an indication of any impending permanent changes.

    I’m not sure why they wouldn’t just wear the throwback helmets – seems like a lot of work for the equipment staff to have to switch out all those facemasks.

  • Graf Zeppelin | October 24, 2008 at 7:33 pm |

    I always thought the Jets could fix their sleeves to more closely resemble the original by simply reversing the shoulder inserts. Meaning, change the insert from white-green-white to green-white-green on the green jersey, and vice-versa on the white jersey. It would be subtle, but I think it would make a difference. (Anybody want to try photoshopping this? I’m hopeless…)

    It occurs to me that the shoulder inserts were a little further apart the first year or two they wore the current jerseys (1998-99). Meaning they appeared to be on a slight outward angle, whereas now they appear essentially vertical.

  • LI Phil | October 24, 2008 at 8:08 pm |

    didn’t see this mentioned anywhere, but forgive me if it was…

    US: Russell Athletic unveils new NBA uniform

  • LI Phil | October 24, 2008 at 8:22 pm |
  • JTH | October 24, 2008 at 8:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”296590″]
    I’m not sure why they wouldn’t just wear the throwback helmets – seems like a lot of work for the equipment staff to have to switch out all those facemasks.[/quote]
    I guess they want the throwbacks to look all shiny and pristine when they step onto the field.

  • JTH | October 24, 2008 at 8:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”296589″][quote comment=”296480″][quote]Anyone know why David Price has “Live Like Nate” printed on his glove? (Screen shot courtesy of Dan Perkey.) [/quote]

    Probably not this:

    http://daretobedomes...

    But here’s a myspace page of a girl from Price’s hometown with the same phrase

    http://profile.myspa...

    Live like Nate is for Nate Stephens, it was one of david’s best friends from high school who died of a heart attack last august. the myspace page is lauren, nate’s younger sister. Nate was a friend of mine too and its great to see Price show him love on such a big stage.
    -Live Like Nate[/quote]
    That’s the kind of thing you’d think the viewing audience might like to know. No wonder I’m surprised Buck & McCarver haven’t mentioned it.

  • Ben | October 24, 2008 at 8:33 pm |

    anyone else see that the comic artist who claims to have designed the MLB logo alos claims to have put the finishing touches on the NBA logo? (next page of linked interview)

  • Ricko | October 24, 2008 at 8:44 pm |

    Want to see a look the White Sox might want to ponder updating ala that first TBTC game…and actually wear white socks? EIGHT MEN OUT is on Turner Classic Movies at 9:45 EDT tonight.

    Pretty good film, even if you don’t give a damn about the White Sox unis. LOL

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 9:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”296597″]Want to see a look the White Sox might want to ponder updating ala that first TBTC game…and actually wear white socks? EIGHT MEN OUT is on Turner Classic Movies at 9:45 EDT tonight.

    Pretty good film, even if you don’t give a damn about the White Sox unis. LOL

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Probably my favorite sports film, although I do love Rudy and The Bad News Bears!

    BTW…Isiah lives in Harrison, NY. I’m officiating the Harrison HS JV ballgame tomorrow!

  • JTH | October 24, 2008 at 10:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”296598″][quote comment=”296597″]Want to see a look the White Sox might want to ponder updating ala that first TBTC game…and actually wear white socks? EIGHT MEN OUT is on Turner Classic Movies at 9:45 EDT tonight.

    Pretty good film, even if you don’t give a damn about the White Sox unis. LOL

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Probably my favorite sports film, although I do love Rudy and The Bad News Bears!

    BTW…Isiah lives in Harrison, NY. I’m officiating the Harrison HS JV ballgame tomorrow![/quote]
    Brian’s Song – the original with Billy Dee Williams & James Caan. This part gets me every time I see it.

    Whoever greenlit that remake needs to be beaten –savagely.

  • LI Phil | October 24, 2008 at 10:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”296598″][quote comment=”296597″]Want to see a look the White Sox might want to ponder updating ala that first TBTC game…and actually wear white socks? EIGHT MEN OUT is on Turner Classic Movies at 9:45 EDT tonight.

    Pretty good film, even if you don’t give a damn about the White Sox unis. LOL

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Probably my favorite sports film, although I do love Rudy and The Bad News Bears!

    BTW…Isiah lives in Harrison, NY. I’m officiating the Harrison HS JV ballgame tomorrow![/quote]

    aren’t you seeing HSM3 tonight?

  • SausMaf | October 24, 2008 at 10:28 pm |

    Will they just change the stripes and side emblems on the 49ers helmets, but use the same shell? Seems reasonable to me.

    Also, to be truly accurate to the ’81 team, which is what the throwbacks are based on, shouldn’t the Niners be wearing white cleats? I would prefer all white cleats with no red myself. Also the shiny jerseys weren’t around in 81. They should be more of a flat red.

  • MPowers1634 | October 24, 2008 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”296600″][quote comment=”296598″][quote comment=”296597″]Want to see a look the White Sox might want to ponder updating ala that first TBTC game…and actually wear white socks? EIGHT MEN OUT is on Turner Classic Movies at 9:45 EDT tonight.

    Pretty good film, even if you don’t give a damn about the White Sox unis. LOL

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Probably my favorite sports film, although I do love Rudy and The Bad News Bears!

    BTW…Isiah lives in Harrison, NY. I’m officiating the Harrison HS JV ballgame tomorrow![/quote]

    aren’t you seeing HSM3 tonight?[/quote]

    Taking the girls next week, I’m not fighting the crowds…wise-ass!

  • Stuby | October 25, 2008 at 12:13 am |

    Getting my first in-game glimpse of the the blue OKC Thunder unis and they do look rather Knick-ish.

  • Mike Calagna | October 25, 2008 at 12:14 am |

    is it just me or do the thunder jerseys look eerily similar to this:

    http://i.a.cnn.net/s...

  • LI Phil | October 25, 2008 at 12:18 am |

    [quote comment=”296603″]Getting my first in-game glimpse of the the blue OKC Thunder unis and they do look rather Knick-ish.[/quote]

    too light blue for the knicks…and not enough black (which isn’t a bad thing)…like mike just said, more like the old pistons than anything else

  • Stuby | October 25, 2008 at 12:24 am |

    I remember those awful Pistons unis as being more teal, like this:

    http://sportsillustr...

    Just the lighting, or did they change the shade of blue over time?

  • LI Phil | October 25, 2008 at 12:28 am |

    [quote comment=”296606″]I remember those awful Pistons unis as being more teal, like this:

    http://sportsillustr...

    Just the lighting, or did they change the shade of blue over time?[/quote]

    do a google search for “grant hill pistons” and you will see several shades of blue…to wit

    i think it’s the lighting

  • Mike Calagna | October 25, 2008 at 12:30 am |

    [quote comment=”296606″]I remember those awful Pistons unis as being more teal, like this:

    http://sportsillustr...

    Just the lighting, or did they change the shade of blue over time?[/quote]

    I think it’s the lighting…but the design is still pretty similar

  • Stuby | October 25, 2008 at 12:32 am |

    [quote comment=”296607″][quote comment=”296606″]I remember those awful Pistons unis as being more teal, like this:

    http://sportsillustr...

    Just the lighting, or did they change the shade of blue over time?[/quote]

    do a google search for “grant hill pistons” and you will see several shades of blue…to wit

    i think it’s the lighting[/quote]
    Whatever the lighting, those unis were just a horrible idea.

  • Mike Calagna | October 25, 2008 at 12:36 am |

    [quote comment=”296609″][quote comment=”296607″][quote comment=”296606″]I remember those awful Pistons unis as being more teal, like this:

    http://sportsillustr...

    Just the lighting, or did they change the shade of blue over time?[/quote]

    do a google search for “grant hill pistons” and you will see several shades of blue…to wit

    i think it’s the lighting[/quote]
    Whatever the lighting, those unis were just a horrible idea.[/quote]

    Agreed…all the remade jerseys of that era were awful…the statue of liberty rangers, the islander fisherman, the bruins big bear, all terrible ideas

  • LI Phil | October 25, 2008 at 12:38 am |

    [quote comment=”296610″]Agreed…all the remade jerseys of that era were awful…the statue of liberty rangers, the islander fisherman, the bruins big bear, all terrible ideas[/quote]

    the worst

  • Stuby | October 25, 2008 at 12:44 am |

    [quote comment=”296610″][quote comment=”296609″][quote comment=”296607″][quote comment=”296606″]I remember those awful Pistons unis as being more teal, like this:

    http://sportsillustr...

    Just the lighting, or did they change the shade of blue over time?[/quote]

    do a google search for “grant hill pistons” and you will see several shades of blue…to wit

    i think it’s the lighting[/quote]
    Whatever the lighting, those unis were just a horrible idea.[/quote]

    Agreed…all the remade jerseys of that era were awful…the statue of liberty rangers, the islander fisherman, the bruins big bear, all terrible ideas[/quote]
    Even the Spurs went down that road, but thankfully never made the change on the uniforms:

    http://hoopedia.nba....

    Although I remember hearing rumors…

  • Stuby | October 25, 2008 at 12:59 am |

    [quote comment=”296612″][quote comment=”296610″][quote comment=”296609″][quote comment=”296607″][quote comment=”296606″]I remember those awful Pistons unis as being more teal, like this:

    http://sportsillustr...

    Just the lighting, or did they change the shade of blue over time?[/quote]

    do a google search for “grant hill pistons” and you will see several shades of blue…to wit

    i think it’s the lighting[/quote]
    Whatever the lighting, those unis were just a horrible idea.[/quote]

    Agreed…all the remade jerseys of that era were awful…the statue of liberty rangers, the islander fisherman, the bruins big bear, all terrible ideas[/quote]
    Even the Spurs went down that road, but thankfully never made the change on the uniforms:

    http://hoopedia.nba....

    Although I remember hearing rumors…[/quote]
    I take back what I said. Looks like the pastels crept onto the warm-ups…
    http://www.checkoutm...

  • Mike Calagna | October 25, 2008 at 1:10 am |

    [quote comment=”296613″][quote comment=”296612″][quote comment=”296610″][quote comment=”296609″][quote comment=”296607″][quote comment=”296606″]I remember those awful Pistons unis as being more teal, like this:

    http://sportsillustr...

    Just the lighting, or did they change the shade of blue over time?[/quote]

    do a google search for “grant hill pistons” and you will see several shades of blue…to wit

    i think it’s the lighting[/quote]
    Whatever the lighting, those unis were just a horrible idea.[/quote]

    Agreed…all the remade jerseys of that era were awful…the statue of liberty rangers, the islander fisherman, the bruins big bear, all terrible ideas[/quote]
    Even the Spurs went down that road, but thankfully never made the change on the uniforms:

    http://hoopedia.nba....

    Although I remember hearing rumors…[/quote]
    I take back what I said. Looks like the pastels crept onto the warm-ups…
    http://www.checkoutm...

    If i remember right the outside of the court in the alamo dome was also done up in pastels

  • LI Phil | October 25, 2008 at 1:16 am |

    [quote comment=”296614″]If i remember right the outside of the court in the alamo dome was also done up in pastels[/quote]

    on court too

  • Stuby | October 25, 2008 at 1:18 am |

    [quote comment=”296614″][quote comment=”296613″][quote comment=”296612″][quote comment=”296610″][quote comment=”296609″][quote comment=”296607″][quote comment=”296606″]I remember those awful Pistons unis as being more teal, like this:

    http://sportsillustr...

    Just the lighting, or did they change the shade of blue over time?[/quote]

    do a google search for “grant hill pistons” and you will see several shades of blue…to wit

    i think it’s the lighting[/quote]
    Whatever the lighting, those unis were just a horrible idea.[/quote]

    Agreed…all the remade jerseys of that era were awful…the statue of liberty rangers, the islander fisherman, the bruins big bear, all terrible ideas[/quote]
    Even the Spurs went down that road, but thankfully never made the change on the uniforms:

    http://hoopedia.nba....

    Although I remember hearing rumors…[/quote]
    I take back what I said. Looks like the pastels crept onto the warm-ups…
    http://www.checkoutm...

    If i remember right the outside of the court in the alamo dome was also done up in pastels[/quote]
    I think you’re right, Mike. They may have even had the pastel logo at mid-court. They were definitely flirting with disaster.

  • LI Phil | October 25, 2008 at 1:19 am |

    [quote comment=”296615″][quote comment=”296614″]If i remember right the outside of the court in the alamo dome was also done up in pastels[/quote]

    on court too[/quote]

    wtf?

  • Stuby | October 25, 2008 at 1:24 am |

    [quote comment=”296615″][quote comment=”296614″]If i remember right the outside of the court in the alamo dome was also done up in pastels[/quote]

    on court too[/quote]
    Thanks, Phil. I couldn’t find a pic.

  • LI Phil | October 25, 2008 at 1:27 am |

    [quote comment=”296618″][quote comment=”296615″][quote comment=”296614″]If i remember right the outside of the court in the alamo dome was also done up in pastels[/quote]

    on court too[/quote]
    Thanks, Phil. I couldn’t find a pic.[/quote]

    wasn’t easy…is that pic of the admiral real? i don’t remember the key being pastel…wtf?

  • Stuby | October 25, 2008 at 1:30 am |

    [quote comment=”296619″][quote comment=”296618″][quote comment=”296615″][quote comment=”296614″]If i remember right the outside of the court in the alamo dome was also done up in pastels[/quote]

    on court too[/quote]
    Thanks, Phil. I couldn’t find a pic.[/quote]

    wasn’t easy…is that pic of the admiral real? i don’t remember the key being pastel…wtf?[/quote]
    I’m hoping it was a preseason game played somewhere else, but who knows? That’s a lotta pastels.

  • Mike Calagna | October 25, 2008 at 1:38 am |

    I’m almost positive that the court had the pastels on it during the first title in 99

  • Stuby | October 25, 2008 at 1:42 am |

    Phil, more pastel evidence:
    http://z.about.com/d...
    http://cache.gettyim...
    http://static.crossw...
    I’m afraid the pastels were real, my friend.

  • Mike Calagna | October 25, 2008 at 1:46 am |

    [quote comment=”296622″]Phil, more pastel evidence:
    http://z.about.com/d...
    http://cache.gettyim...
    http://static.crossw...
    I’m afraid the pastels were real, my friend.[/quote]

    Here’s one more for good measure
    http://insidearenas....

  • Stuby | October 25, 2008 at 1:49 am |

    [quote comment=”296623″][quote comment=”296622″]Phil, more pastel evidence:
    http://z.about.com/d...
    http://cache.gettyim...
    http://static.crossw...
    I’m afraid the pastels were real, my friend.[/quote]

    Here’s one more for good measure
    http://insidearenas....
    What were they thinking?

  • Dennis | October 25, 2008 at 3:44 am |

    Not sure if noted before: George Sauer 1st and 2nd year cards it looks like his NOB is taped over.

    http://www.footballc...

    http://www.footballc...

    Dennis

  • JJD | October 25, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    This is one of the best old-timey football pics I’ve ever seen. Those are the New York Giants and the Brooklyn Dodgers playing at the Polo Grounds, 1936.

    #26 in white (on the far left) has different numerals (the 2 looks kind of like the Bears’ 2) than #23 in white (on the ground in the center).

    Wow.

    Obviously you are referring to the double-stripage on #31’s socks, right?