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Going Above and Beyond the Call of Uni Watch Duty

Frank in Action.jpg

Frank Mercogliano is the media relations czar at Idaho State (that’s him at right, holding a press conference while surrounded by marks of the beast), but he’s also a serious uniform guy. He designed the football team’s helmet logo, and he often spots interesting uni details on other teams — unusual, since most media relations folks are fixated on their own teams.

Case in point: During last Saturday’s football game between Idaho State and Portland State, Frank spotted lots of eccentric NOB action on the Portland State team, so he went over to the Portland State sideline to document it for the rest of us. “I have to be on the field at the end of the game for interviews,” he explains, “so I snuck into their team area and took some photos. The toughest thing was running from the field to the pressbox to get my camera, because it was a lot of steps.”

Now that’s devotion. Here’s Frank’s rundown of the Portland State oddities:

• “Erik Pedersen and Ryan Pedersen (who aren’t brothers) both entered Portland State at the same time, but only one of them gets an initial. I had two separate photos of them before they stood together.”

• “KJ McCrae is technically wearing a FNOB, except for some reason he has a period after the J, even though his name is KJ (it’s not an abbreviation). Also: The first ‘C’ in McCrae should be lowercase, but it isn’t. I thought he was going to kill me for being in their team area, but when I told him I wanted a picture of the back of his jersey, he said, ‘You got it’ and turned around. They were about to finish a 36-13 win over us in which they passed, for 535 yards, so he was pretty much up for anything at that point.”

• “The pièce de résistance is Johnathan Benjamin-Nichols. He has his first initial, even though there are no other Benjamin-Nicholses on the team, and then it’s an abbreviated Benjamin, but with a hyphen instead of a period. Holy shit, right?”

Yes, well, that’s certainly one way of describing it. At the very least, I’d say Portland State’s equipment staff could use a remedial course in punctuation. Meanwhile, let’s all buy Frank a beer or something (everyone just give him a little sip of yours and it’ll all add up to one beer, simple!) in recognition of his stalwart efforts last weekend.

Signal Flare: Yo, Dave Graf, please give me a shout. Thanks.

Uni Watch News Ticker: I won this the other day on eBay (simple but nice, right?). After I sent my payment and shipping information, I got a note from the seller, Aaron Stoker: “I have to say I was surprised by the name I saw as the winning bidder. I love your site and I’m honored to have sold this jersey to you. Enjoy!” To my knowledge, this is the first all-Uni Watch eBay transaction. … Very odd find by Glenn Cook, who was covering a high school football game in Canada and spotted a player with one block numeral and one non-block. … A few weeks ago I linked to this article about the designer who created the NHL’s Winter Classic logo, but you couldn’t really see the developmental designs on the floor in front of him. Now, thanks to Steve Stovall, I have a much larger version of the photo, which reveals some interesting work. … Has there ever been a more lopsided accessory-to-logo ratio as on Demetrius Williams’s armband? (Good spot by Dylan Horowitz.) … Barack Obama was presented with a Steelers jersey the other day. … And in the interests of equal time, here’s history’s scariest goalie mask (with thanks to Roger Faso). … You may have noticed that Pepsi has a new logo. There’s a really cool video clip showing the brand’s design history here (with thanks to Mark Dziak). … By now you probably know that Marshall wore green helmets on Tuesday night. What you might not know is that the helmets won them the game (with thanks to Chris Mycoskie). … Final uni-related note of the MLB season: J.P. Howell wore Willy Aybar’s helmet last night (with thanks to Travis Church and Aaron Whitlow). … Check out the card at lower right — an early Pedro porthole! (Good spot by Ben Kramer.) … The Rockets wore red at home last night (with thanks to Brandon Hamburg). … A year after his death, Sean Taylor is still the source of uni-related fines: According to a small item at the end of this page, Steelers safety Ryan Clark (who played alongside Taylor on the Redskins in 2004 and ’05) was fined $5000 for wearing eye black stickers with a memorial “21” etched into them (with thanks to Chris Hilf). … Adam Gerard attended last night’s Wizards/Nets game and captured the NBA debut of Chris Douglas-Roberts and his remarkable NOB. … This article (forwarded by Jeff Janssens) suggests that Darren McFadden’s turf toe injury might be due to a change in footwear brands. Key passage: “McFadden wore adidas cleats in college and the Raiders wear Nike. McFadden said Nike has been contacted and, ‘we’re going to have something working up.'” Wait a minute — “the Raiders wear Nike”? I don’t know anything about turf toe, but I do know that NFL clubs don’t have team-specific footwear contracts, as the guy who wrote that article could have known if he simply looked at some photos. Jeez. … Congrats to Morris, Jared, Bill, Peter, and all our other Philly readers — enjoy.

 

174 comments to Going Above and Beyond the Call of Uni Watch Duty

  • Scott | October 30, 2008 at 8:09 am |

    That’s a cool helmet logo. Never seen that one before.

  • PK | October 30, 2008 at 8:17 am |

    I like the Palin Hockey mask…oops…sorry Paul…I had a moment of free thought…

  • Jim MI | October 30, 2008 at 8:24 am |

    Hockey News’ Top 10 ‘Scariest’ Hockey masks

    http://www.thehockey...

    Glad to see #5 made the list, seeing it’s my favorite hockey mask of all time.

    Kind of disapointted with #1, I think other masks are scarier…

  • ScottyJ in WV | October 30, 2008 at 8:46 am |

    Great report by Mr. Mercogliano. Great example of on-the-scene uni watching.

    The folks at Portland State should be embarrased by those name treatments. Just terrible.

  • Richard Stover | October 30, 2008 at 8:49 am |

    “Erik Pederson and Ryan Pedersen (who aren’t brothers) both entered Portland State . . . ”

    Should read “Erik Pedersen”

    That’s all.

  • Stuby | October 30, 2008 at 8:51 am |

    That block number/non-block number combo also carries over to the sleeve. Looks like a 3 from the 80s SF Giants collection.

  • Joe Hilseberg | October 30, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    Looks like the Orioles are doing much more than just putting Baltimore back on the road jersey…

    http://wnst.net/word...

    when team officials use the word “modernize” it always scares me!

  • Scott in Erie | October 30, 2008 at 8:54 am |

    I like the Palin mask, but then again I like Palin. I hate the Steelers, and I hate Obama. Funny how that works out.

  • Joe Hilseberg | October 30, 2008 at 8:55 am |

    So I was watching a Scubs rerun last night when I was let in on what the world thinks of us. I pulled the transcript from the net of the moment in the show I’m talking about….
    ————

    DR. KELSO’S OFFICE
    He’s in a track suit, working out on his stair machine. Tyler wanders in to watch.

    Tyler: Is that fun?

    Dr. Kelso: No, son. It’s work. But this body didn’t happen by accident.

    Tyler: Well, you know what I think is fun? Baseball.

    Dr. Kelso: My son is a big baseball fan. Not so much playing it, but more the designing and sewing of uniforms.

    Tyler: That’s neat.

    Dr. Kelso: No, it’s not.

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 8:58 am |

    A few notes about this pic:
    http://i128.photobuc...

    1. One of the Pedersons, #53, is wearing the Nike Strait Jacket. It’s a spat for your cleats.

    http://www.footballa...

    http://store.nike.co...

    And I STRONGLY DISLIKE when injured players are on the sidelines in their jerseys and jeans, ala #59. Very bush league. They should be wearing some team or institution deemed warm up suit or SOMETHING!

    http://i128.photobuc...

  • PK | October 30, 2008 at 9:00 am |

    [quote comment=”297442″]I like the Palin mask, but then again I like Palin. I hate the Steelers, and I hate Obama. Funny how that works out.[/quote]

    I agree with you!! (*Hate: not a good word, just dont like him/ Hate is reserved for all New England/Boston Teams)

    *Hey…Philly should be Proud that Palin wore the Phillies jacket!!

  • Michael Princip | October 30, 2008 at 9:09 am |

    This mask is simply beautiful:

    http://medias.thehoc...

    That Palin mask is just simple.

  • JTH | October 30, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    [quote comment=”297445″][quote comment=”297442″]I like the Palin mask, but then again I like Palin. I hate the Steelers, and I hate Obama. Funny how that works out.[/quote]

    I agree with you!! (*Hate: not a good word, just dont like him/ Hate is reserved for all New England/Boston Teams)

    *Hey…Philly should be Proud that Palin wore the Phillies jacket!![/quote]
    I also like the Palin mask, but not for the reasons you “free thinkers” do. I once had respect for her running mate, but that’s long gone.

    I never thought I’d actually long for a Vice Presidential candidate with actual qualifications — Dan Quayle comes to mind.

  • Teebz | October 30, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    I’ve rarely been following the US Hype Machine (aka your election), but this “Hockey Mom” crap with Palin has got to stop.

    She was going to go jogging in Philly in a New York Rangers jersey a few weeks back, and was saved by two Philadelphia citizens who informed her that her choice of clothing was a poor one(I believe the story was linked on this site). Have any prospective Veeps been assassinated before they took office? Because I’m pretty sure that Palin would have been had she made it out of the hotel in a Rangers jersey. Any “hockey mom” should have, and would have, known that.

    Secondly, if you are a hockey mom, does the joke about wearing lipstick really make you proud? I mean, she only insulted every red-blooded American hockey mom by calling them “dogs”. You know, that’s normal Veep chatter during a rally.

    Thirdly, NHL owners should not be lobbying for politicians in front of 15,000+ fans. By throwing their support behind one person or another, they could influence the undecided. In fact, some owners have now outlawed the discussion of politics in the dressing room over fears of dividing the locker room –> see: Browns, Cleveland, and Crennel, Romeo.

    All in all, Palin’s claim to be a hockey mom needs to end sooner than later. Quite frankly, if you can’t get elected on the basis of your campaign, you should not be allowed to win votes by “being cute” and “representing hockey moms”.

    I’m Teebz, I don’t have a political campaign, I wish both candidates well, to the winner go the spoils, and I approve this message. LOL

  • JTH | October 30, 2008 at 9:14 am |

    [quote comment=”297446″]This mask is simply beautiful:

    http://medias.thehoc...
    Insert sound clip of Pat Foley screaming “BAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNERMAN” here.

    (Uh, that is Murray Bannerman’s mask, right?)

  • Teebz | October 30, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    [quote comment=”297449″][quote comment=”297446″]This mask is simply beautiful:

    http://medias.thehoc...
    Insert sound clip of Pat Foley screaming “BAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNERMAN” here.

    (Uh, that is Murray Bannerman’s mask, right?)[/quote]

    You are correct, sir. :o)

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”297447″][quote comment=”297445″][quote comment=”297442″]I like the Palin mask, but then again I like Palin. I hate the Steelers, and I hate Obama. Funny how that works out.[/quote]

    I agree with you!! (*Hate: not a good word, just dont like him/ Hate is reserved for all New England/Boston Teams)

    *Hey…Philly should be Proud that Palin wore the Phillies jacket!![/quote]
    I also like the Palin mask, but not for the reasons you “free thinkers” do. I once had respect for her running mate, but that’s long gone.

    I never thought I’d actually long for a Vice Presidential candidate with actual qualifications — Dan Quayle comes to mind.[/quote]

    We have GOT to stay away from Politics on UW!!!

    Please! I come here to get away from that rubbish.

  • Teebz | October 30, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”297451″]
    We have GOT to stay away from Politics on UW!!!

    Please! I come here to get away from that rubbish.[/quote]

    Perhaps the politicians should stay away from our territory then? We were here first. ;o)

  • JTH | October 30, 2008 at 9:24 am |

    [quote comment=”297452″][quote comment=”297451″]
    We have GOT to stay away from Politics on UW!!!

    Please! I come here to get away from that rubbish.[/quote]

    Perhaps the politicians should stay away from our territory then? We were here first. ;o)[/quote][quote comment=”297451″][quote comment=”297447″][quote comment=”297445″][quote comment=”297442″]I like the Palin mask, but then again I like Palin. I hate the Steelers, and I hate Obama. Funny how that works out.[/quote]

    I agree with you!! (*Hate: not a good word, just dont like him/ Hate is reserved for all New England/Boston Teams)

    *Hey…Philly should be Proud that Palin wore the Phillies jacket!![/quote]
    I also like the Palin mask, but not for the reasons you “free thinkers” do. I once had respect for her running mate, but that’s long gone.

    I never thought I’d actually long for a Vice Presidential candidate with actual qualifications — Dan Quayle comes to mind.[/quote]

    We have GOT to stay away from Politics on UW!!!

    Please! I come here to get away from that rubbish.[/quote]

    Yeah, sorry. I should have just let that go. I’m getting really sick of all the “Paul is stepping on my first amendment rights” posts, though. I’m done.

    If there was an edit/delete option here, I’d take it back.

  • Michael Princip | October 30, 2008 at 9:25 am |

    [quote comment=”297450″][quote comment=”297449″][quote comment=”297446″]This mask is simply beautiful:

    http://medias.thehoc...
    Insert sound clip of Pat Foley screaming “BAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNERMAN” here.

    (Uh, that is Murray Bannerman’s mask, right?)[/quote]

    You are correct, sir. :o)[/quote]

    Don’t know anything about Bannerman, just love the Japanese Blackhawks thing goin’ on.

  • simulated steve | October 30, 2008 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”297449″][quote comment=”297446″]This mask is simply beautiful:

    http://medias.thehoc...
    Insert sound clip of Pat Foley screaming “BAAAAAAAAAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNERMAN” here.

    (Uh, that is Murray Bannerman’s mask, right?)[/quote]

    Here is the “mask” and foley in action..
    http://www.youtube.c...

    from the good old days of the Chicago Blackhawks, Norris Division, Campbell Conference of the National Hockey League to quote Chet-Chit-Chat

  • Stuby | October 30, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”297448″]I’ve rarely been following the US Hype Machine (aka your election), but this “Hockey Mom” crap with Palin has got to stop.

    She was going to go jogging in Philly in a New York Rangers jersey a few weeks back, and was saved by two Philadelphia citizens who informed her that her choice of clothing was a poor one(I believe the story was linked on this site). Have any prospective Veeps been assassinated before they took office? Because I’m pretty sure that Palin would have been had she made it out of the hotel in a Rangers jersey. Any “hockey mom” should have, and would have, known that.

    Secondly, if you are a hockey mom, does the joke about wearing lipstick really make you proud? I mean, she only insulted every red-blooded American hockey mom by calling them “dogs”. You know, that’s normal Veep chatter during a rally.

    Thirdly, NHL owners should not be lobbying for politicians in front of 15,000+ fans. By throwing their support behind one person or another, they could influence the undecided. In fact, some owners have now outlawed the discussion of politics in the dressing room over fears of dividing the locker room –> see: Browns, Cleveland, and Crennel, Romeo.

    All in all, Palin’s claim to be a hockey mom needs to end sooner than later. Quite frankly, if you can’t get elected on the basis of your campaign, you should not be allowed to win votes by “being cute” and “representing hockey moms”.

    I’m Teebz, I don’t have a political campaign, I wish both candidates well, to the winner go the spoils, and I approve this message. LOL[/quote]
    Teebz, I don’t think that by calling herself a ‘Hockey Mom’ she’s implying that she is a fan of any level of hockey other than the one her kids play in. My wife, I guess, would be classified as a ‘Soccer Mom’, but she couldn’t tell you where the Revolution plays or the difference between Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho.

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”297452″][quote comment=”297451″]
    We have GOT to stay away from Politics on UW!!!

    Please! I come here to get away from that rubbish.[/quote]

    Perhaps the politicians should stay away from our territory then? We were here first. ;o)[/quote]

    I also come here to get away from HOCKEY jibber-jabber, but I guess that too is a ship longs ince sailed!

  • Pat Sokolowski | October 30, 2008 at 9:30 am |

    So I might have spoken too soon about Under Armour partnership with Wales rugby bringing nothing too catastrophic.

    Here is a great article about it prior to being revealed http://www.walesonli... . Seems like fans didn’t like the past colors of black, white or grey.

    The kit was the revealed at http://www.dailypost... . And it is a “ New Golden Era”, well actually yellow. It goes respect Welsh heritage though of St. David, so that Is admirable.

    We’ll see how the home kit does against South Africa first on Nov. 8. It will be interesting to see if they hold up better than the Canterbury ones have for the US http://farm4.static....

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”297453″][quote comment=”297452″][quote comment=”297451″]
    We have GOT to stay away from Politics on UW!!!

    Please! I come here to get away from that rubbish.[/quote]

    Perhaps the politicians should stay away from our territory then? We were here first. ;o)[/quote][quote comment=”297451″][quote comment=”297447″][quote comment=”297445″][quote comment=”297442″]I like the Palin mask, but then again I like Palin. I hate the Steelers, and I hate Obama. Funny how that works out.[/quote]

    I agree with you!! (*Hate: not a good word, just dont like him/ Hate is reserved for all New England/Boston Teams)

    *Hey…Philly should be Proud that Palin wore the Phillies jacket!![/quote]
    I also like the Palin mask, but not for the reasons you “free thinkers” do. I once had respect for her running mate, but that’s long gone.

    I never thought I’d actually long for a Vice Presidential candidate with actual qualifications — Dan Quayle comes to mind.[/quote]

    We have GOT to stay away from Politics on UW!!!

    Please! I come here to get away from that rubbish.[/quote]

    Yeah, sorry. I should have just let that go. I’m getting really sick of all the “Paul is stepping on my first amendment rights” posts, though. I’m done.

    If there was an edit/delete option here, I’d take it back.[/quote]

    JTH…Don’t misconstrue…I wasn’t trying to shut you down, UW brother! I apologize if you culled that from my post…I, of all people, have no authority, or right, to tell people how or what to post!

  • PK | October 30, 2008 at 9:36 am |

    Is it me or does the Phillies WS Champ. hat look as cheap (and almost identical) to the NLCS hat?

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

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”297462″]Is it me or does the Phillies WS Champ. hat look as cheap (and almost identical) to the NLCS hat?

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

    Why not BLUE or RED…the Phillies actual colors?

  • JTH | October 30, 2008 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”297461″]
    JTH…Don’t misconstrue…I wasn’t trying to shut you down, UW brother! I apologize if you culled that from my post…I, of all people, have no authority, or right, to tell people how or what to post![/quote]
    Oh, no. I didn’t take it that way at all. No need to apologize.

    So, any luck with the Nike Talk or is The Man still keeping you down?

  • scott | October 30, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”297448″]I’ve rarely been following the US Hype Machine (aka your election), but this “Hockey Mom” crap with Palin has got to stop.

    She was going to go jogging in Philly in a New York Rangers jersey a few weeks back, and was saved by two Philadelphia citizens who informed her that her choice of clothing was a poor one(I believe the story was linked on this site). Have any prospective Veeps been assassinated before they took office? Because I’m pretty sure that Palin would have been had she made it out of the hotel in a Rangers jersey. Any “hockey mom” should have, and would have, known that.
    [/quote]

    Probably best not to talk about politicians and assassinations in the same sentences.

  • Teebz | October 30, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=”297457″]
    Teebz, I don’t think that by calling herself a ‘Hockey Mom’ she’s implying that she is a fan of any level of hockey other than the one her kids play in. My wife, I guess, would be classified as a ‘Soccer Mom’, but she couldn’t tell you where the Revolution plays or the difference between Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho.[/quote]

    I have no doubt that she’s a hockey mom in Anchorage, Stuby, and I have no problem with her supporting her children’s athletic ventures. The problem is that she’s using that term to win votes nationally through the hockey world by accepting jerseys from whatever local team where ever she stops, even though she has no interest in whatever team she accepts a jersey from.

    That’s where I find the term “hockey mom” offensive – classic misrepresentation.

  • Glen | October 30, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”297434″]I like the Palin Hockey mask…oops…sorry Paul…I had a moment of free thought…[/quote]

    hahahahahaha

  • Chris in Nashville | October 30, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”297466″][quote comment=”297457″]
    Teebz, I don’t think that by calling herself a ‘Hockey Mom’ she’s implying that she is a fan of any level of hockey other than the one her kids play in. My wife, I guess, would be classified as a ‘Soccer Mom’, but she couldn’t tell you where the Revolution plays or the difference between Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho.[/quote]

    I have no doubt that she’s a hockey mom in Anchorage, Stuby, and I have no problem with her supporting her children’s athletic ventures. The problem is that she’s using that term to win votes nationally through the hockey world by accepting jerseys from whatever local team where ever she stops, even though she has no interest in whatever team she accepts a jersey from.

    That’s where I find the term “hockey mom” offensive – classic misrepresentation.[/quote]

    If she wants to win votes in the American election, shouldn’t she associate herself with an American sport?

  • simulated steve | October 30, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”297463″][quote comment=”297462″]Is it me or does the Phillies WS Champ. hat look as cheap (and almost identical) to the NLCS hat?

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

    Why not BLUE or RED…the Phillies actual colors?[/quote]

    Speaking of Blue and red, is it me, or is the MLB logo have Red and Green in the background? As opposed to this http://www.kvewtv.co...

  • Teebz | October 30, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”297461″]
    JTH…Don’t misconstrue…I wasn’t trying to shut you down, UW brother! I apologize if you culled that from my post…I, of all people, have no authority, or right, to tell people how or what to post![/quote]

    Actually, Matt, I have a legit question for you, sir.

    Any word on chnages to the Nike designs for the Swift hockey uniform for the upcoming World Junior Championships or 2010 Olympics?

    Kazakhstan and Germany return for the WJC, and Belarus makes a return for the 2010 Olympics.

    Just curious to see if you’ve heard anything about uniform changes?

  • Kevin M. | October 30, 2008 at 9:49 am |

    [quote comment=”297469″][quote comment=”297463″][quote comment=”297462″]Is it me or does the Phillies WS Champ. hat look as cheap (and almost identical) to the NLCS hat?

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

    Why not BLUE or RED…the Phillies actual colors?[/quote]

    Speaking of Blue and red, is it me, or is the MLB logo have Red and Green in the background? As opposed to this http://www.kvewtv.co...

    It does but its cause of the Fall Classic. All the playoff gear had the Red and Green behind the batter as well as the two leaf logo.

  • JTH | October 30, 2008 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”297456″]Here is the “mask” and foley in action..
    http://www.youtube.c...
    [/quote]
    Wow — a YouTube video that I can actually get to PLAY while I’m at work! And what a beauty!

  • Stuby | October 30, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”297466″][quote comment=”297457″]
    Teebz, I don’t think that by calling herself a ‘Hockey Mom’ she’s implying that she is a fan of any level of hockey other than the one her kids play in. My wife, I guess, would be classified as a ‘Soccer Mom’, but she couldn’t tell you where the Revolution plays or the difference between Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho.[/quote]

    I have no doubt that she’s a hockey mom in Anchorage, Stuby, and I have no problem with her supporting her children’s athletic ventures. The problem is that she’s using that term to win votes nationally through the hockey world by accepting jerseys from whatever local team where ever she stops, even though she has no interest in whatever team she accepts a jersey from.

    That’s where I find the term “hockey mom” offensive – classic misrepresentation.[/quote]

    Is she supposed to decline the jerseys when offered? That wouldn’t be politically savvy, either. Most politicians are guilty of that.

    Trying to “win votes nationally through the hockey world” is not a very sound strategy, obviously.

  • Chris in Nashville | October 30, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    You can add Titans S Chris Hope to the list of DBs who wear soccer cleats.

    http://cmsimg.tennes...

    Although, he did change in the 2nd half to football cleats

    http://cmsimg.tennes...

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”297470″][quote comment=”297461″]
    JTH…Don’t misconstrue…I wasn’t trying to shut you down, UW brother! I apologize if you culled that from my post…I, of all people, have no authority, or right, to tell people how or what to post![/quote]

    Actually, Matt, I have a legit question for you, sir.

    Any word on chnages to the Nike designs for the Swift hockey uniform for the upcoming World Junior Championships or 2010 Olympics?

    Kazakhstan and Germany return for the WJC, and Belarus makes a return for the 2010 Olympics.

    Just curious to see if you’ve heard anything about uniform changes?[/quote]

    I probably WOULD have, if I could actually ACCESS Niketalk!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BUT I CAN’T………..So there will now be a vacancy for the UW position of Nike info nerd!

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 9:57 am |

    [quote comment=”297475″][quote comment=”297470″][quote comment=”297461″]
    JTH…Don’t misconstrue…I wasn’t trying to shut you down, UW brother! I apologize if you culled that from my post…I, of all people, have no authority, or right, to tell people how or what to post![/quote]

    Actually, Matt, I have a legit question for you, sir.

    Any word on chnages to the Nike designs for the Swift hockey uniform for the upcoming World Junior Championships or 2010 Olympics?

    Kazakhstan and Germany return for the WJC, and Belarus makes a return for the 2010 Olympics.

    Just curious to see if you’ve heard anything about uniform changes?[/quote]

    I probably WOULD have, if I could actually ACCESS Niketalk!!!!!!!!!!!!

    BUT I CAN’T………..So there will now be a vacancy for the UW position of Nike info nerd![/quote]

    All kidding aside, I can still access it at home, so I will definitely check on that this evening and get back to the board tomorrow!

  • Teebz | October 30, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”297468″]
    If she wants to win votes in the American election, shouldn’t she associate herself with an American sport?[/quote]

    That might be the very first time I’ve ever heard an American call hockey “an American sport”. Good on you for it, Chris!

    However, she has no ties to the Dayton Bombers aside from being a “hockey mom”. I have $5 right here that says she can’t name what league they play in despite the Bombers playing in the same league as the Alaska Aces. Except it’s $5 CDN, meaning it’s about $2.50 USD. LOL

    She can be a hockey mom all she wants. I have no issue with her supporting her kids in their athletic ventures. But she needs to stop using the “hockey mom” title as a crutch to gain votes. It isn’t going to help her if she succeeds to get into office. She’ll simply have a closet full of jerseys from teams that have no meaning to her.

  • PK | October 30, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”297476″][quote comment=”297475″][
    Kazakhstan and Germany return for the WJC, and Belarus makes a return for the 2010 Olympics.

    Just curious to see if you’ve heard anything about uniform changes?[/quote]

    [/quote]

    why doesn’t NIKE let the Eastern European teams keep their Cyrillic Lettering?

    I was recently at Hockey H.O.F. and noticed all the Ukrainian jersey’s were in English…not Cyrillic…

  • Chris in Nashville | October 30, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”297477″][quote comment=”297468″]
    If she wants to win votes in the American election, shouldn’t she associate herself with an American sport?[/quote]

    That might be the very first time I’ve ever heard an American call hockey “an American sport”. Good on you for it, Chris!

    However, she has no ties to the Dayton Bombers aside from being a “hockey mom”. I have $5 right here that says she can’t name what league they play in despite the Bombers playing in the same league as the Alaska Aces. Except it’s $5 CDN, meaning it’s about $2.50 USD. LOL

    She can be a hockey mom all she wants. I have no issue with her supporting her kids in their athletic ventures. But she needs to stop using the “hockey mom” title as a crutch to gain votes. It isn’t going to help her if she succeeds to get into office. She’ll simply have a closet full of jerseys from teams that have no meaning to her.[/quote]

    Simmer down Teebz. Maybe I didn’t explain myself. I wasn’t calling hockey an American sport. I was remarking on how futile her attempt to get votes for supporting hockey would be. She should associate herself with an “actual” American sport like baseball, football, or basketball. I love my Predators but don’t care about the rest of the NHL. Sorry to let you down.

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    I would assume that Hockey purists would hate the Swift unis, complete with all that vertical striping…what is the consensus, Teebz?

  • Teebz | October 30, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”297478″][quote comment=”297476″][quote comment=”297475″][
    Kazakhstan and Germany return for the WJC, and Belarus makes a return for the 2010 Olympics.

    Just curious to see if you’ve heard anything about uniform changes?[/quote]

    [/quote]

    why doesn’t NIKE let the Eastern European teams keep their Cyrillic Lettering?

    I was recently at Hockey H.O.F. and noticed all the Ukrainian jersey’s were in English…not Cyrillic…[/quote]

    Television for the Olympics and World Championships have adopted English as the universal language for all international competitions for easy translation and reading of names.

    For those that can’t read Cyrillic, it would be tough to pronounce players’ names if you didn’t know the Cyrillic alphabet. For example, John Grahame, playing in the KHL, has his name translated to “Dzhon Grem” according to the Cyrillic alphabet. Jaromir Jagr is “Yaromir Yagr”. Wade Dubielewicz is “Ueyd Dubelevich”.

    At least that’s what I’ve been told, anyway.

  • Kevin M. | October 30, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    Anyone wanna take a trip to Guatamala? I want to get my hands on the Rays World Series Champion gear to add to my AL East Champion gear and AL Champion gear.

  • Scott in Erie | October 30, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”297451″]
    We have GOT to stay away from Politics on UW!!!

    Please! I come here to get away from that rubbish.[/quote]

    Kind of hard to do when the host of the site makes his politics well known and inserts them into his entries. And I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but it’s also bound to spur reactionary comments.

  • The Ol Goaler | October 30, 2008 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”297469″][quote comment=”297463″][quote comment=”297462″]Is it me or does the Phillies WS Champ. hat look as cheap (and almost identical) to the NLCS hat?

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

    Why not BLUE or RED…the Phillies actual colors?[/quote]

    Speaking of Blue and red, is it me, or is the MLB logo have Red and Green in the background? As opposed to this http://www.kvewtv.co...
    The MLB logo uses team colors on their hats; the Orioles, Mets, and A’s, for example.

    I suspect the “championship” hats were made with a “blank” spot for the team, and then the Phils and Rays were added later.

  • Teebz | October 30, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”297479″]
    Simmer down Teebz. Maybe I didn’t explain myself. I wasn’t calling hockey an American sport. I was remarking on how futile her attempt to get votes for supporting hockey would be. She should associate herself with an “actual” American sport like baseball, football, or basketball. I love my Predators but don’t care about the rest of the NHL. Sorry to let you down.[/quote]

    I’m not even simmering. I was actually proud of you, Chris, for calling hockey “an American sport”. All good on my end, I can assure you. :o)

    As an aside, the Predators, from what I’ve been reading, are in a far better situation than some of the NHL teams currently. Despite their ownership problems, they don’t have some of the problems other teams have, namely making payroll. Keep supporting them – they are a solid Western Conference team.

    As for the futility, I agree. That’s what I’m saying about her use of the term – it’s wrong on so many levels.

  • Jet | October 30, 2008 at 10:19 am |

    Frank Mercogliano is another Uniwatch giant among men! Reminds me of my days as a sports reporter for the college newspaper, trying to cover an event while simulataneously obsessing over details and inconsistencies on the visiting team’s unis!!!

    -Jet

  • Teebz | October 30, 2008 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”297480″]I would assume that Hockey purists would hate the Swift unis, complete with all that vertical striping…what is the consensus, Teebz?[/quote]

    Meh… it’s better than the Reebok Edge. At least the uniforms look like hockey uniforms.

    I wasn’t a fan when they first came out, but they get the job done. There are no apron strings and no half-striped sleeves or socks. But I’d still like a traditional look, especially on national jerseys.

  • PK | October 30, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    Jaromir Jagr is “Yaromir Yagr”.

    actually, its Ягр, Яромир (but this would be the correct way to say it…)

    http://www.hawk.ru/t...

  • Teebz | October 30, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”297488″]Jaromir Jagr is “Yaromir Yagr”.

    actually, its Ягр, Яромир (but this would be the correct way to say it…)

    http://www.hawk.ru/t...

    Very true, although if you translate from Cyrillic to English, the “J”s become “Y”s. Good point, though, PK.

  • chance | October 30, 2008 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”297484″][quote comment=”297469″][quote comment=”297463″][quote comment=”297462″]Is it me or does the Phillies WS Champ. hat look as cheap (and almost identical) to the NLCS hat?

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

    Why not BLUE or RED…the Phillies actual colors?[/quote]

    Speaking of Blue and red, is it me, or is the MLB logo have Red and Green in the background? As opposed to this http://www.kvewtv.co...
    The MLB logo uses team colors on their hats; the Orioles, Mets, and A’s, for example.

    I suspect the “championship” hats were made with a “blank” spot for the team, and then the Phils and Rays were added later.[/quote]

    That’s it – all baseball playoff caps (the NFL does this too) were made with a standardized design, then had the team logo added. That’s the way it’s been for years.

    When the Packers won Super Bowl XXXI, I was working in a department store in Wisconsin. The first two shipments of caps we got had “G” logo patches glued on – the fully-embroidered ones didn’t arrive for several weeks.

    The MLB logo is green and red on the cap because that’s the way it is in this year’s Series logo.

  • Paul Lukas | October 30, 2008 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”297483″]Kind of hard to do when the host of the site makes his politics well known and inserts them into his entries. And I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but it’s also bound to spur reactionary comments.[/quote]

    So handy when reactionaries define themselves as such. Saves the rest of us the trouble.

  • JTH | October 30, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”297436″]Hockey News’ Top 10 ‘Scariest’ Hockey masks

    http://www.thehockey...

    Glad to see #5 made the list, seeing it’s my favorite hockey mask of all time.

    Kind of disapointted with #1, I think other masks are scarier…[/quote]
    Wow. I totally missed this post earlier. Now I feel really stupid for posting my Bannerman comment . Yes, that’s obviously his mask BECAUSE IT SAYS THIS RIGHT ON THAT PAGE, next to the #3 mask on that list:
    [quote]Murray Bannerman’s 1980s Chicago Blackhawks mask[/quote]

    Ugh.

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    As per the Houston?marshall game from the other night…

    http://dailymail.com...

    Lou Holtz, of ESPN said something very funny during the 4th Quarter…Rece Davis was blithering on about the power of the new helmets causing the Herd to play well. He said something to the point that “Helmets don’t cause a team to play well, Blocking and tackling do!”

    Another point from the game:

    Marshalls’ running back was Darius Marshall, thus causing a “Playing for the back of the jersey” conundrum.

    Check out Pic #4:

    http://herdzone.cstv...
    http://sports.espn.g...

    It caught my attention at first because one of my teammates, and good friends, in college was also named Darius Marshall.

    After college, he worked at the UN and on 9/11 was walking out of a Borders Bookstore and was knocked out by debris and was missing for hours.

    He fortunately survived, however was killed in the freak Staten Island Ferry accident.

    http://www.cnn.com/2...

  • PK | October 30, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    Very true, although if you translate from Cyrillic to English, the “J”s become “Y”s. Good point, though, PK.

    -Also, my name in english (1st/last) constists of a total of 13 letters (last name has 8)

    But in cyrillic…my whole name is only 9 (5 for my last name)….3 letters are “translated/added” to create a sound that’s not native to English speakers…

    I understand why jersey’s are generally put in one language for Int’l challenges, but I feel it just takes away a teams identity/nationality when you “Americanize” it….like Miroslav Šatan (his jersey lacks the, im probably worng…but ACCENT)

    this is how it should be
    http://www.hokej.sk/...

    this is how the NHL has it
    http://stores.aaaspo...

  • Fez Whatley | October 30, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    It’s sad that before the catcher reaches the mound after the third out, the “offical” t-shirt and hat guy is already there. They must hire track runners?

    The news last night was replaced by a version of QVC with every “news” guy hawking t-shirts and hats.

    God help us….

  • Jon | October 30, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    Even though talking about uniforms seems to be off topic today, I just wanted to state how good the Celtics opening day uniforms looked on the court. Very subtle. just the gold outline og the name and number. looked great. now you all can go back to political banter.

  • Marcus from B-More | October 30, 2008 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”297441″]Looks like the Orioles are doing much more than just putting Baltimore back on the road jersey…

    http://wnst.net/word...

    when team officials use the word “modernize” it always scares me![/quote]

    I’m with you – although the same “orioles” script for the last oh, 20 years or so (of course with minor tweaking) was getting on my nerves

    http://exhibits.base...

  • Giancarlo | October 30, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    The new Pepsi logo reminds me of an ABA basketball. It’s a cool upgrade, I think. What’s with “MTN DEW” though? Seems more of a text message than a brand.

  • Marcus from B-More | October 30, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”297497″][quote comment=”297441″]Looks like the Orioles are doing much more than just putting Baltimore back on the road jersey…

    http://wnst.net/word...

    when team officials use the word “modernize” it always scares me![/quote]

    I’m with you – although the same “orioles” script for the last oh, 20 years or so (of course with minor tweaking) was getting on my nerves

    http://exhibits.base...

    and yes i did get one of the brey topped alt road hats (i wish my 30 year old head would still fit it if I still had the hat)
    http://exhibits.base...

  • Marcus from B-More | October 30, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”297499″][quote comment=”297497″][quote comment=”297441″]Looks like the Orioles are doing much more than just putting Baltimore back on the road jersey…

    http://wnst.net/word...

    when team officials use the word “modernize” it always scares me![/quote]

    I’m with you – although the same “orioles” script for the last oh, 20 years or so (of course with minor tweaking) was getting on my nerves

    http://exhibits.base...

    and yes i did get one of the brey topped alt road hats (i wish my 30 year old head would still fit it if I still had the hat)
    http://exhibits.base...

    *Grey topped

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”297496″]Even though talking about uniforms seems to be off topic today, I just wanted to state how good the Celtics opening day uniforms looked on the court. Very subtle. just the gold outline og the name and number. looked great. now you all can go back to political banter.[/quote]

    Very subtle and very effective!
    As were the gold accents on Peirces’ kicks which are only retail in childrens’ sizes!

  • PK | October 30, 2008 at 10:57 am |

    Weren’t there a gaggle of teams in the mid-90’s wearing grey topped?

    *besies Balt & Pitt (I loved those)

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”297501″][quote comment=”297496″]Even though talking about uniforms seems to be off topic today, I just wanted to state how good the Celtics opening day uniforms looked on the court. Very subtle. just the gold outline og the name and number. looked great. now you all can go back to political banter.[/quote]

    http://scores.espn.g...

    Very subtle and very effective!
    As were the gold accents on Pierces’ kicks which only retail in childrens’ sizes![/quote]

    Fixed

  • Marcus from B-More | October 30, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”297502″]Weren’t there a gaggle of teams in the mid-90’s wearing grey topped?

    *besies Balt & Pitt (I loved those)[/quote]

    I think they were the only two IIRC

  • Mike | October 30, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”297445″][quote comment=”297442″]I like the Palin mask, but then again I like Palin. I hate the Steelers, and I hate Obama. Funny how that works out.[/quote]

    I agree with you!! (*Hate: not a good word, just dont like him/ Hate is reserved for all New England/Boston Teams)

    *Hey…Philly should be Proud that Palin wore the Phillies jacket!![/quote]

    O, don’t worry. J.W. Henry won’t own the Red Sox forever; his group will eventually sell to someone who doesn’t care about winning. KG, the Truth and Ray Allen will all have to retire eventually, so no one’s really expecting the Celtics to stay at the top as long as Red Auberbach’s teams did. Tom Brady’s career might be shorter than most people expected, and the Bruins…well for now, they’re still just the Bruins.

    It’s funny how a little bit of momentary relevance can spark so much hatred!

  • Jeff P | October 30, 2008 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”297463″][quote comment=”297462″]Is it me or does the Phillies WS Champ. hat look as cheap (and almost identical) to the NLCS hat?

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

    Why not BLUE or RED…the Phillies actual colors?[/quote]
    Because it’s the same hat for both teams. They make hat blanks, and the team logo is an iron on patch that’s added after it’s decided except for the hats that are prepared ahead of time for both teams.

    Saves a lot of money and waste to do it that way. All championship hats from New era are like that.

  • CJ | October 30, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    I’m coming home from college for the parade. GO PHILS!

  • fluxcap | October 30, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    Some observations from last night:

    Is it me or did Utley have a new, raised Logoman on his helmet?

    Also, Carlos appeared to be wearing an extra-wide mask.

  • Johnny F. | October 30, 2008 at 11:12 am |

    Does anybody else here, listen to Scott Van Pelt on ESPN radio? Most of my work is done from home (for now), and I like to listen to ESPN/Local sports radio. The reason I bring up SVP, is because he’s always commenting on uni-related topics. I don’t think he realizes that he absolutely “gets it”. Just about everyday, he mentions the good, the bad, and the ugly, without really making a point to.

    Paul, as a guy with a few ties to ESPN, I was wondering if you’ve ever contacted SVP about his interest in all things “uni”. From listening to his show, I know he’d dig this site.

  • Jeff P | October 30, 2008 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”297506″][quote comment=”297463″][quote comment=”297462″]Is it me or does the Phillies WS Champ. hat look as cheap (and almost identical) to the NLCS hat?

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

    Why not BLUE or RED…the Phillies actual colors?[/quote]
    Because it’s the same hat for both teams. They make hat blanks, and the team logo is an iron on patch that’s added after it’s decided except for the hats that are prepared ahead of time for both teams.

    Saves a lot of money and waste to do it that way. All championship hats from New era are like that.[/quote]
    I’ll also mention that I know this from having the Hurricanes 2006 one and having to glue the logo back on.

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    Here’s an example of those Finger Sleeves on Rajan Rondo that we were talking about the other day:

    http://scores.espn.g...

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”297512″]Also from that album: The new Nike Air Zoom Lebron VI:

    http://scores.espn.g...

  • Justin in AR | October 30, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    Quick comment on the adidas/Nike thing with Darren McFadden. Correct me, Mister Powers you may be able to help with this, but when he announced he was going pro, Nike signed him up to a major contract. The cleats he wore in college, his adidas ones, were made specifically for him. The University of Arkansas is an adidas school so all of their athletes probably get customized measurements for their shoes. My question is, if he is complaining about his toe injury and somehow linking it to his shoes, which I don’t think he is, wouldn’t Nike try to replicate the measurements adidas did for his cleats?

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”297508″]Some observations from last night:

    Is it me or did Utley have a new, raised Logoman on his helmet?

    Also, Carlos appeared to be wearing an extra-wide mask.[/quote]

    The other day, Utley’s jersey had a few raised components also!

    NSFW:
    http://homerderby.co...

  • Leo | October 30, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”297501″][quote comment=”297496″]Even though talking about uniforms seems to be off topic today, I just wanted to state how good the Celtics opening day uniforms looked on the court. Very subtle. just the gold outline og the name and number. looked great. now you all can go back to political banter.[/quote]

    Very subtle and very effective!
    As were the gold accents on Peirces’ kicks which are only retail in childrens’ sizes![/quote]

    Which got me thinking, what would the consensus be if American sports teams started celebrating championships like our european counter parts. For example, in the EPL, the previous champion always uses a special patch for the following season.

    http://www.tifoshop....

    http://shop.subsides...

    I’m not even saying that it would need to be a patch. It could be something like what the Celtics did last night. Just a subtle reminder that “Hey, we are the champions!”

  • JTH | October 30, 2008 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”297504″][quote comment=”297502″]Weren’t there a gaggle of teams in the mid-90’s wearing grey topped?

    *besies Balt & Pitt (I loved those)[/quote]

    I think they were the only two IIRC[/quote]
    I seem to recall the Royals wearing caps with gray crowns. No?

    And didn’t the Dodgers have alternate caps with gray brims at one point? I want to say that they paired them with blue jerseys.

  • chance | October 30, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”297518″][quote comment=”297504″][quote comment=”297502″]Weren’t there a gaggle of teams in the mid-90’s wearing grey topped?

    *besies Balt & Pitt (I loved those)[/quote]

    I think they were the only two IIRC[/quote]
    I seem to recall the Royals wearing caps with gray crowns. No?

    And didn’t the Dodgers have alternate caps with gray brims at one point? I want to say that they paired them with blue jerseys.[/quote]

    Silver. A silver/blue outline to the cap logo and silver brim.

    Part of the Fox regime, to “improve” the Dodgers’ uniforms with alts and a new color. Best not spoken of again.

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”297514″]Quick comment on the adidas/Nike thing with Darren McFadden. Correct me, Mister Powers you may be able to help with this, but when he announced he was going pro, Nike signed him up to a major contract. The cleats he wore in college, his adidas ones, were made specifically for him. The University of Arkansas is an adidas school so all of their athletes probably get customized measurements for their shoes. My question is, if he is complaining about his toe injury and somehow linking it to his shoes, which I don’t think he is, wouldn’t Nike try to replicate the measurements adidas did for his cleats?[/quote]

    Absolutely!

    When an athlete signs with a company, that company makes a mold, a last, of the athletes’ foot and then manufactures customized shoes for said athlete as to their specifications: colors, special promotion type events, such as the Celtics Banner night, etc.

    The NFL has a shoe and apparel deal with Reebok. Players are allowed to wear Nike and Under Armour shoes because those companies are licensed by the NFL to outfit them. I believe that only Nike, besides Reebok, is allowed to outfit the players with gloves, but Under Armour might be as well.

    As was the case with Randy Moss wearing Pony cleats…the logo had to be obscured, or blank. This is also the case with the NFLers wearing Jordan Brand cleats, Air Jordan Retro cleats without the Jumpman logo.

    Reggie Bush, at Adidas behest, wears Adidas cleats and gloves with VERY visible branding. Adidas guesses that the free advertising that the fines bring will provide a good return on investment!

  • Jamie | October 30, 2008 at 11:50 am |

    I really can’t even say how much I love those new Pepsi logos/bottle designs. Not so much the MTNDW, but I really really like the others.

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    McFadden, in this pic:

    http://www.zimbio.co...

    is wearing the Nike Sper Speed D, as in Detachable.

    I personally find them to have a VERY narrow toe box, which constricts my toes and causes much discomfort.

    The Adidas that he preferred while at UA:

    http://intheblackhol...

    http://assets.nydail...

    are MUCH wider, especially his Pro Models, from the second pic, which are based on the classic shell-toe, which is a much wider shoe!

  • Marcus from B-More | October 30, 2008 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”297518″][quote comment=”297504″][quote comment=”297502″]Weren’t there a gaggle of teams in the mid-90’s wearing grey topped?

    *besies Balt & Pitt (I loved those)[/quote]

    I think they were the only two IIRC[/quote]
    I seem to recall the Royals wearing caps with gray crowns. No?

    And didn’t the Dodgers have alternate caps with gray brims at one point? I want to say that they paired them with blue jerseys.[/quote]

    the royals grey-crowned cap rings a bell too – maybe for a game or two

  • Mike Engle | October 30, 2008 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”297517″][quote comment=”297501″][quote comment=”297496″]Even though talking about uniforms seems to be off topic today, I just wanted to state how good the Celtics opening day uniforms looked on the court. Very subtle. just the gold outline og the name and number. looked great. now you all can go back to political banter.[/quote]

    Very subtle and very effective!
    As were the gold accents on Peirces’ kicks which are only retail in childrens’ sizes![/quote]

    Which got me thinking, what would the consensus be if American sports teams started celebrating championships like our european counter parts. For example, in the EPL, the previous champion always uses a special patch for the following season.

    http://www.tifoshop....

    http://shop.subsides...

    I’m not even saying that it would need to be a patch. It could be something like what the Celtics did last night. Just a subtle reminder that “Hey, we are the champions!”[/quote]
    Red Sox and Cardinals had gold outlines on Opening Days 2005 and 2007, respectively.
    I think the Patriots have occasionally had a Super Bowl Champs patch as well.
    So it’s not that it’s not done here, I just don’t think it’s the standard convention yet.

  • John Zajac | October 30, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    Looks like those Fudd Hats are great for aerodynamics… if those wings were down I think he would have flown right into the press boxes.

    http://images.sports...

  • Kevin M. | October 30, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”297522″]McFadden, in this pic:

    http://www.zimbio.co...

    is wearing the Nike Sper Speed D, as in Detachable.

    I personally find them to have a VERY narrow toe box, which constricts my toes and causes much discomfort.

    The Adidas that he preferred while at UA:

    http://intheblackhol...

    http://assets.nydail...

    are MUCH wider, especially his Pro Models, from the second pic, which are based on the classic shell-toe, which is a much wider shoe![/quote]

    And that is exactly the reason I usually go with adidas tennis shoes over Nike. I find the Nike to be much more narrow, even the wide style, compaired to an adidas shoe.

  • PK | October 30, 2008 at 12:05 pm |
  • Pat | October 30, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”297521″]I really can’t even say how much I love those new Pepsi logos/bottle designs. Not so much the MTNDW, but I really really like the others.[/quote]

    I think that is pretty much the opposite of every other opinion I have heard. I’m pretty sure I’ve heard close to outrage from a lot of people about the new logos and bottle design for the Pepsi brand and people enjoying the MTN Dew branding and bottle design.

    I actually really like the new Pepsi logos. The way the “smile” changes for Diet, Pepsi, and Max is kind of endearing to me, whether it’s sending an odd comment on increased happiness with increased caffeine, which I’m sure isn’t what they were going for.

    The bottle designs leave a lot to be desired. it looks like a new age grocery store’s generic brand to me. The labels are too flat and the new wordmark really just doesn’t do it for me. I like the wiggle in the ‘e’s cross bar that reflects the old pepsi logo. But, really, they couldn’t have come up with a more appealing less “eh” wordmark?

    Don’t even bother looking at the new Tropicana packaging. God, they took all the life out of it.

  • Mike Engle | October 30, 2008 at 12:07 pm |

    Does anybody (probably Teebz, if anyone) know if the Habs’ line of special throwbacks is available for purchase?

  • Justin in AR | October 30, 2008 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”297526″][quote comment=”297522″]McFadden, in this pic:

    http://www.zimbio.co...

    is wearing the Nike Sper Speed D, as in Detachable.

    I personally find them to have a VERY narrow toe box, which constricts my toes and causes much discomfort.

    The Adidas that he preferred while at UA:

    http://intheblackhol...

    http://assets.nydail...

    are MUCH wider, especially his Pro Models, from the second pic, which are based on the classic shell-toe, which is a much wider shoe![/quote]

    And that is exactly the reason I usually go with adidas tennis shoes over Nike. I find the Nike to be much more narrow, even the wide style, compaired to an adidas shoe.[/quote]

    Correct. Which is why I wonder why Nike couldn’t copy the adidas specs that he had in college. I mean, Nike, as with most shoe companies, has the capability to design footwear to the athlete’s liking. In McFadden’s case, it seems like he had several foot related injuries in college so he requested a wider shoe with a higher arc. I am surprised he didn’t request the same from Nike.

  • Patrick | October 30, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    Regarding the Celtics gold trim and championship patches in general:

    I’ve always thought it would be cool if the team that wins the Super Bowl, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup and World Series wore some sort of uniform element signifying their championship for the entire following season.

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”297526″][quote comment=”297522″]McFadden, in this pic:

    http://www.zimbio.co...

    is wearing the Nike Sper Speed D, as in Detachable.

    I personally find them to have a VERY narrow toe box, which constricts my toes and causes much discomfort.

    The Adidas that he preferred while at UA:

    http://intheblackhol...

    http://assets.nydail...

    are MUCH wider, especially his Pro Models, from the second pic, which are based on the classic shell-toe, which is a much wider shoe![/quote]

    And that is exactly the reason I usually go with adidas tennis shoes over Nike. I find the Nike to be much more narrow, even the wide style, compaired to an adidas shoe.[/quote]

    Although, these are one of my favorite sneakers of all time:

    http://www.kicksonfi...

    http://www.whatsallt...

    http://sneakernews.c...

    The Nike Zoom Tennis Trainer. Notice the graphic on the tongue.

    A few years back, with subtle differences,such as a clear sole, it was released as the Zoom Trainer 1, a cross-trainer based on the Air Trainer 1.

    AT1:
    http://www.eukicks.c...

  • Ronnie Poore | October 30, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    that Idaho State helmet logo is Money. literally:
    http://farm4.static....

    also, regarding the Marshall/Houston game…did you guys see the injury to the Houston receiver? Beware! it’s not for the squeamish:
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Frank from B-more | October 30, 2008 at 12:17 pm |

    With regards to the O’s I am a little afraid of a “modernization” as well. I do not want a Blue Jay type uni with some odd font. Just bring back the cartoon bird on the hat, change to Baltimore on the away jersey, and if you must, add some sort of Maryland flag patch to the sleeve. That’s it, that’s the list.

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”297532″][quote comment=”297526″][quote comment=”297522″]McFadden, in this pic:

    http://www.zimbio.co...

    is wearing the Nike Sper Speed D, as in Detachable.

    I personally find them to have a VERY narrow toe box, which constricts my toes and causes much discomfort.

    The Adidas that he preferred while at UA:

    http://intheblackhol...

    http://assets.nydail...

    are MUCH wider, especially his Pro Models, from the second pic, which are based on the classic shell-toe, which is a much wider shoe![/quote]

    And that is exactly the reason I usually go with adidas tennis shoes over Nike. I find the Nike to be much more narrow, even the wide style, compaired to an adidas shoe.[/quote]

    Although, these are one of my favorite sneakers of all time:

    http://www.kicksonfi...

    http://www.whatsallt...

    http://sneakernews.c...

    The Nike Zoom Tennis Trainer. Notice the graphic on the tongue.

    A few years back, with subtle differences,such as a clear sole, it was released as the Zoom Trainer 1, a cross-trainer based on the Air Trainer 1.

    AT1:
    http://www.eukicks.c...

    In the 2001 NCAA Tournament, Arizonaa’ Jason Gardner actually wore a retro pair of the AT1. AT the time, I thought he was insane for wearing a shoe with inferior Technology, especially compared with the AJ XVI that his teammate RJ was wearing as well as the Nike Shox BB4 that Chris Duhon of Duke, attemting the shot block, was wearing!

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

    The Zona guys often wear old school kicks that must be stockpiled in the U of A’s Equipment room. Notice #2 behind Gardner wearing the Nike Air Force Max B, Barkleys, that were originally worn by the Fab Five, 10 years earlier!

  • ScottyJ in WV | October 30, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”297509″]Does anybody else here, listen to Scott Van Pelt on ESPN radio? Most of my work is done from home (for now), and I like to listen to ESPN/Local sports radio. The reason I bring up SVP, is because he’s always commenting on uni-related topics. I don’t think he realizes that he absolutely “gets it”. Just about everyday, he mentions the good, the bad, and the ugly, without really making a point to.

    Paul, as a guy with a few ties to ESPN, I was wondering if you’ve ever contacted SVP about his interest in all things “uni”. From listening to his show, I know he’d dig this site.[/quote]

    Great point, Johnny. I was thinking the same thing last week. Herbstreit also Gets It.

    It’d be nice to read an interview with those guys. Maybe we could hear Paul on the radio as well at some point.

  • Tim | October 30, 2008 at 12:26 pm |

    RE: Portland State pictures.

    The home field looked a little weird, from the pics, it looked like it was in the yard of a prison (especially in this pic) with the high walls….not your typical stadium, for sure.

    Turns out, it’s PG&E Park, a minor league baseball park (home to the Portland Beavers).

    Kind of similar to when At&T Park in San Fran is turned into a football field.

  • Robert | October 30, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”297491″][quote comment=”297483″]Kind of hard to do when the host of the site makes his politics well known and inserts them into his entries. And I’m not saying that’s a bad thing, but it’s also bound to spur reactionary comments.[/quote]

    So handy when reactionaries define themselves as such. Saves the rest of us the trouble.[/quote]

    Is there any chance that this site becomes fun to read again, once the election is in the rear-view mirror?

  • Chad | October 30, 2008 at 12:37 pm |

    A view from the court… last night I was fortunate enough to be given courtside tickets to the Kings at Twolves game.. sitting close enough to make some great aesthetic observations.. taking a page out of the Rays handbook.. the black guy mowhawk is in! sported by both the kings Kevin Martin and the wolves Craig Smith.. the kings Mikki Moore has opted to wear his headband, not around his head, but just around the dreadlocks in the back of his head.. interesting.. The Wolves uniforms are ugly.. but not as ugly as the players (Al Jefferson, Kevin Love, Corey Brewer) wearing matching shoes with the exact same color scheme.. i wish that somehow I could show you that in the wolves media guide that every player has their own cool picture except kevin ollie, who apperently was sick on picture so they had to use his old yearbook picture or his mugshot or something.. its rediculous..

  • Matt Lake | October 30, 2008 at 12:40 pm |

    No scan, but I was flipping through the NBA Preview edition of SI when I saw a pic of Brian Urlacher (pages 30-31). If you look closely at his QB-style wristband, you can an see that he wrote “BE AN ASSHOLE!” in marker along the bottom. I like that in a linebacker.

  • The Hemogoblin | October 30, 2008 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”297537″]RE: Portland State pictures.

    The home field looked a little weird, from the pics, it looked like it was in the yard of a prison (especially in this pic) with the high walls….not your typical stadium, for sure.

    Turns out, it’s PG&E Park, a minor league baseball park (home to the Portland Beavers).

    Kind of similar to when At&T Park in San Fran is turned into a football field.[/quote]

    PGE Park is kind of a dump. They basically squeezed it into two city blocks or so, and it’s old as sin. It was designed for multipurpose use, and even saw games during the 1999 Women’s World Cup.

  • Marcus from B-More | October 30, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”297527″]was this it?

    http://cgi.ebay.ca/N...

    IIRC, the gray was a little darker

  • Jim Bullard | October 30, 2008 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”297460″]So I might have spoken too soon about Under Armour partnership with Wales rugby bringing nothing too catastrophic.

    Here is a great article about it prior to being revealed http://www.walesonli... . Seems like fans didn’t like the past colors of black, white or grey.

    The kit was the revealed at http://www.dailypost... . And it is a “ New Golden Era”, well actually yellow. It goes respect Welsh heritage though of St. David, so that Is admirable.

    We’ll see how the home kit does against South Africa first on Nov. 8. It will be interesting to see if they hold up better than the Canterbury ones have for the US http://farm4.static....

    I’m not sure what’s worse, political commentary on this site or links to rugby and/or soccer “kits”

  • The Hemogoblin | October 30, 2008 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”297543″][quote comment=”297460″]So I might have spoken too soon about Under Armour partnership with Wales rugby bringing nothing too catastrophic.

    Here is a great article about it prior to being revealed http://www.walesonli... . Seems like fans didn’t like the past colors of black, white or grey.

    The kit was the revealed at http://www.dailypost... . And it is a “ New Golden Era”, well actually yellow. It goes respect Welsh heritage though of St. David, so that Is admirable.

    We’ll see how the home kit does against South Africa first on Nov. 8. It will be interesting to see if they hold up better than the Canterbury ones have for the US http://farm4.static....

    I’m not sure what’s worse, political commentary on this site or links to rugby and/or soccer “kits”[/quote]

    Remember this:

    It takes far more of a man to go into a rugby scrum than to launch a political smear campaign, even though they’re both violent.

  • JTH | October 30, 2008 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”297541″][quote comment=”297537″]RE: Portland State pictures.

    The home field looked a little weird, from the pics, it looked like it was in the yard of a prison (especially in this pic) with the high walls….not your typical stadium, for sure.

    Turns out, it’s PG&E Park, a minor league baseball park (home to the Portland Beavers).

    Kind of similar to when At&T Park in San Fran is turned into a football field.[/quote]

    PGE Park is kind of a dump. They basically squeezed it into two city blocks or so, and it’s old as sin. It was designed for multipurpose use, and even saw games during the 1999 Women’s World Cup.[/quote]
    Maybe so, but those wooden rafters look great.

  • JTH | October 30, 2008 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”297540″]No scan, but I was flipping through the NBA Preview edition of SI when I saw a pic of Brian Urlacher (pages 30-31). If you look closely at his QB-style wristband, you can an see that he wrote “BE AN ASSHOLE!” in marker along the bottom. I like that in a linebacker.[/quote]
    Look in the ticker of this post from a week ago.

  • Ben Jye | October 30, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    Maybe I just missed this because I haven’t watched a lot of NBA action since Jordan played for the Bulls, but I watched the Celtics/Cavaliers game on opening night to get a glimpse of these gold-trimmed jerseys the C’s wore, and I was disturbed by what I saw on the floor. Not only was the celtics.com logo on two corners of the floor (a disgrace to the finest basketball floor in the NBA, even though as I said I don’t watch much), but also the name of the arena (TD Banknorth Garden) was on either end of the floor. Whatever happened to having the team name along the baselines? Is this common these days? I couldn’t imagine an NFL team doing likewise in the endzones. Just bothered me to see this, but I imagine it’s been going on for awhile and I am just now realizing it. I know the Brewers advertised their website on the pitching mound this year, but that at least could be fixed with a well-timed swipe of the foot by the opposing pitcher.

  • floormaster squeeze | October 30, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    she couldn’t tell you . . . the difference between Ronaldo, Cristiano Ronaldo and Ronaldinho.

    30 lbs., hair gel, and teeth.

  • Joe Hilseberg | October 30, 2008 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”297534″]With regards to the O’s I am a little afraid of a “modernization” as well. I do not want a Blue Jay type uni with some odd font. Just bring back the cartoon bird on the hat, change to Baltimore on the away jersey, and if you must, add some sort of Maryland flag patch to the sleeve. That’s it, that’s the list.[/quote]

    Agreed…but also I have always been intrigued by this design

    http://www.baltimore...

    I kind of like it.

  • The Hemogoblin | October 30, 2008 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”297549″][quote comment=”297534″]With regards to the O’s I am a little afraid of a “modernization” as well. I do not want a Blue Jay type uni with some odd font. Just bring back the cartoon bird on the hat, change to Baltimore on the away jersey, and if you must, add some sort of Maryland flag patch to the sleeve. That’s it, that’s the list.[/quote]

    Agreed…but also I have always been intrigued by this design

    http://www.baltimore...

    I kind of like it.[/quote]

    The umpire’s looking awesome in that pic.

  • chance | October 30, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”297528″]I actually really like the new Pepsi logos. The way the “smile” changes for Diet, Pepsi, and Max is kind of endearing to me, [/quote]
    Personally, I hate ’em. Weakens the brand by not having a unifying logo.

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”297550″][quote comment=”297549″][quote comment=”297534″]With regards to the O’s I am a little afraid of a “modernization” as well. I do not want a Blue Jay type uni with some odd font. Just bring back the cartoon bird on the hat, change to Baltimore on the away jersey, and if you must, add some sort of Maryland flag patch to the sleeve. That’s it, that’s the list.[/quote]

    Agreed…but also I have always been intrigued by this design

    http://www.baltimore...

    I kind of like it.[/quote]

    The umpire’s looking awesome in that pic.[/quote]

    HG, as soon as I saw him, I thought the same thing!

  • MPowers1634 | October 30, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”297539″]A view from the court…

    last night I was fortunate enough to be given courtside tickets to the Kings at Twolves game.. sitting close enough to make some great aesthetic observations.. taking a page out of the Rays handbook.. the black guy mowhawk is in! sported by both the kings Kevin Martin and the wolves Craig Smith.. the kings Mikki Moore has opted to wear his headband, not around his head, but just around the dreadlocks in the back of his head.. interesting.. The Wolves uniforms are ugly.. but not as ugly as the players (Al Jefferson, Kevin Love, Corey Brewer) wearing matching shoes with the exact same color scheme.. i wish that somehow I could show you that in the wolves media guide that every player has their own cool picture except kevin ollie, who apperently was sick on picture so they had to use his old yearbook picture or his mugshot or something.. its rediculous..[/quote]

    Like these:

    http://cache1.asset-...

    http://cache4.asset-...

    http://www.gettyimag...

  • Mark M | October 30, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    MLS introduced its 3rd championship trophy in 13 years yesterday. This one actually doesn’t suck … much.

    The Philip F. Anschutz Trophy

  • JTH | October 30, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”297554″]MLS introduced its 3rd championship trophy in 13 years yesterday. This one actually doesn’t suck … much.

    The Philip F. Anschutz Trophy[/quote]
    That thing’s better than the previous two? Yikes.

  • WSC | October 30, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”297552″][quote comment=”297550″][quote comment=”297549″][quote comment=”297534″]With regards to the O’s I am a little afraid of a “modernization” as well. I do not want a Blue Jay type uni with some odd font. Just bring back the cartoon bird on the hat, change to Baltimore on the away jersey, and if you must, add some sort of Maryland flag patch to the sleeve. That’s it, that’s the list.[/quote]

    Agreed…but also I have always been intrigued by this design

    http://www.baltimore...

    I kind of like it.[/quote]

    The umpire’s looking awesome in that pic.[/quote]

    HG, as soon as I saw him, I thought the same thing![/quote]

    Heck yeah. He looks “James Bond”-esque….kinda like he is getting ready to order a martini or bed some hot woman with a rediculous name. :D

  • Rick Chaney | October 30, 2008 at 1:52 pm |

    No, no! The Orioles script has to stay! The cursive O is the most recognizable aspect to the team. I was always for the team to wear black hats with just the cursive O on them. They came close with their now Friday hat, but they made the O to big and added an ‘s to it. I think the bird logo is fine for a sleeve patch, but not on a hat. I always wondered who outside of Maryland would purposely by that hat? Thats why you see so many non-fans of teams wear the classic hats with symbols on them like the Yankees NY, the Boston B, etc.

  • Leo | October 30, 2008 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”297557″]No, no! The Orioles script has to stay! The cursive O is the most recognizable aspect to the team. I was always for the team to wear black hats with just the cursive O on them. They came close with their now Friday hat, but they made the O to big and added an ‘s to it. I think the bird logo is fine for a sleeve patch, but not on a hat. I always wondered who outside of Maryland would purposely by that hat? Thats why you see so many non-fans of teams wear the classic hats with symbols on them like the Yankees NY, the Boston B, etc.[/quote]

    I thought that this was the most identifying part of the Orioles?

    http://blogs.indiewi...

  • Chris in Nashville | October 30, 2008 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”297558″][quote comment=”297557″]No, no! The Orioles script has to stay! The cursive O is the most recognizable aspect to the team. I was always for the team to wear black hats with just the cursive O on them. They came close with their now Friday hat, but they made the O to big and added an ‘s to it. I think the bird logo is fine for a sleeve patch, but not on a hat. I always wondered who outside of Maryland would purposely by that hat? Thats why you see so many non-fans of teams wear the classic hats with symbols on them like the Yankees NY, the Boston B, etc.[/quote]

    I thought that this was the most identifying part of the Orioles?

    http://blogs.indiewi...

    I thought this was

    http://media3.washin...

  • Bob W | October 30, 2008 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”297545″][quote comment=”297541″][quote comment=”297537″]RE: Portland State pictures.

    The home field looked a little weird, from the pics, it looked like it was in the yard of a prison (especially in this pic) with the high walls….not your typical stadium, for sure.

    Turns out, it’s PG&E Park, a minor league baseball park (home to the Portland Beavers).

    Kind of similar to when At&T Park in San Fran is turned into a football field.[/quote]

    PGE Park is kind of a dump. They basically squeezed it into two city blocks or so, and it’s old as sin. It was designed for multipurpose use, and even saw games during the 1999 Women’s World Cup.[/quote]
    Maybe so, but those wooden rafters look great.[/quote]

    The remodel done a few years ago has freshened the place up. I spent many a day and evening there in the late 1960s through mid-70s. Absolutely loved the place.

    It used to have a funky added section that was where left through center field is now. Totally separate from the rest of the stands, about 10 rows deep and maybe 30 feet above the field. Had it’s own personality.

    Used to host the Civil War between Oregon and Oregon State. But in my mind it was never more packed or exciting that it was for the Portland Timbers of the old NASL. It all peaked in 1975 with the fire marshall looking the other way while over 35,000 jammed into the 27,000-seat facility (several thousand on field level behind ropes).

  • Scott | October 30, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    In the block/rounded numeral HS pic…even the block numbers don’t even seem to match up. Look at the 6 and the 2, specifically the space between the vertical segments at the top. Proportionally, much more empty space on the 2 than the 6–I doubt those are from the same font.

    Maybe this was a practice, and their practice uniforms were just cobbled together from whatever was lying around?

  • Maks | October 30, 2008 at 2:39 pm |

    hmmm… is there a reason why only Michigan’s helmet is upside down and not the others? (besides their season going awry…)

    Bottom Ten

  • The Hemogoblin | October 30, 2008 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”297552″][quote comment=”297550″][quote comment=”297549″][quote comment=”297534″]With regards to the O’s I am a little afraid of a “modernization” as well. I do not want a Blue Jay type uni with some odd font. Just bring back the cartoon bird on the hat, change to Baltimore on the away jersey, and if you must, add some sort of Maryland flag patch to the sleeve. That’s it, that’s the list.[/quote]

    Agreed…but also I have always been intrigued by this design

    http://www.baltimore...

    I kind of like it.[/quote]

    The umpire’s looking awesome in that pic.[/quote]

    HG, as soon as I saw him, I thought the same thing![/quote]

    Did you just call me HG?… Interesting… I love that uniform… I think that for throwback games, the umpires should have to look the part as well… it’d be an awesome touch.

  • dgc | October 30, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”297562″]hmmm… is there a reason why only Michigan’s helmet is upside down and not the others? (besides their season going awry…)

    Bottom Ten[/quote]

    They do wacky things for a picture for #5 every week. For Clemson they put a picture of a split rock. Upside-down cactus for Arizona.

  • Marcus from B-More | October 30, 2008 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”297563″][quote comment=”297552″][quote comment=”297550″][quote comment=”297549″][quote comment=”297534″]With regards to the O’s I am a little afraid of a “modernization” as well. I do not want a Blue Jay type uni with some odd font. Just bring back the cartoon bird on the hat, change to Baltimore on the away jersey, and if you must, add some sort of Maryland flag patch to the sleeve. That’s it, that’s the list.[/quote]

    Agreed…but also I have always been intrigued by this design

    http://www.baltimore...

    I kind of like it.[/quote]

    The umpire’s looking awesome in that pic.[/quote]

    HG, as soon as I saw him, I thought the same thing![/quote]

    Did you just call me HG?… Interesting… I love that uniform… I think that for throwback games, the umpires should have to look the part as well… it’d be an awesome touch.[/quote]

    totally agreed – it would be a nice touch

  • Frank from B-more | October 30, 2008 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”297549″][quote comment=”297534″]With regards to the O’s I am a little afraid of a “modernization” as well. I do not want a Blue Jay type uni with some odd font. Just bring back the cartoon bird on the hat, change to Baltimore on the away jersey, and if you must, add some sort of Maryland flag patch to the sleeve. That’s it, that’s the list.[/quote]

    Agreed…but also I have always been intrigued by this design

    http://www.baltimore...

    I kind of like it.[/quote]

    I agree, the block letters definitely say old school. As long as you are wearing stirrups as well as the “human Vacuum Cleaner”

  • JimD | October 30, 2008 at 3:32 pm |

    The San Francisco Chronicle’s Raiders beat writer states in today’s paper that McFadden has a deal with Nike and the Raiders have a team deal with Nike. If that’s the case, then they’re stuck with Nike having to fix the shoe. Kind of a bad situation to be in with one of your high profile marquee players beholden to a shoe contract that is possibly affecting his performance. The worst kind of logo creep!
    Thank you Paul, for the continued fine job.

  • Frank from B-more | October 30, 2008 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”297557″]No, no! The Orioles script has to stay! The cursive O is the most recognizable aspect to the team. I was always for the team to wear black hats with just the cursive O on them. They came close with their now Friday hat, but they made the O to big and added an ‘s to it. I think the bird logo is fine for a sleeve patch, but not on a hat. I always wondered who outside of Maryland would purposely by that hat? Thats why you see so many non-fans of teams wear the classic hats with symbols on them like the Yankees NY, the Boston B, etc.[/quote]

    Unfortunately, that awful O’s hat is the biggest seller. Check out any hip-hop video or your local Lids store. They sell that one in a ton of colors. I personally hate that hat and wish it would quietly disappear.

  • Marcus from B-More | October 30, 2008 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”297568″][quote comment=”297557″]No, no! The Orioles script has to stay! The cursive O is the most recognizable aspect to the team. I was always for the team to wear black hats with just the cursive O on them. They came close with their now Friday hat, but they made the O to big and added an ‘s to it. I think the bird logo is fine for a sleeve patch, but not on a hat. I always wondered who outside of Maryland would purposely by that hat? Thats why you see so many non-fans of teams wear the classic hats with symbols on them like the Yankees NY, the Boston B, etc.[/quote]

    Unfortunately, that awful O’s hat is the biggest seller. Check out any hip-hop video or your local Lids store. They sell that one in a ton of colors. I personally hate that hat and wish it would quietly disappear.[/quote]

    the hat isn’t TOO bad – of course, clown bird cap is the best and a “modernized” version should be our friday hat :-)

    personally, I hope they will bring back the braid on the jerseys

  • Salvamerican | October 30, 2008 at 3:46 pm |

    Are the new Pepsi logos the advertising world’s version of Oregon’s unis? Three different logos, different colors for regular Pepsi, Pepsi Max, diet Pepsi, and gold for caffeine free. Also, by the sound of things, you either LOVE them or HATE them, no middle ground.

  • Salvamerican | October 30, 2008 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”297440″]That block number/non-block number combo also carries over to the sleeve. Looks like a 3 from the 80s SF Giants collection.[/quote]

    Also, #42 has one of the white stripes from his helmet missing.

  • mdunner28 | October 30, 2008 at 3:56 pm |

    For those of you who don’t want politics on Uni Watch, shut the fuck up. It’s not that politics are being brought up, but that PL happens to disagree with you on issues, that has you feeling so uncomfortable. God forbid someone else has a different way of looking at things and could perhaps make you have to think about your own! It’s his website. He can do whatever he wants. So stick to your “like it or leave it” mentality, and either deal with it or don’t come to Uni Watch.

  • JTH | October 30, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”297572″]So stick to your “like it or leave it” mentality, and either deal with it or don’t come to Uni Watch.[/quote]
    So, in other words, you’re telling everyone to like it or leave it?

  • JTH | October 30, 2008 at 4:04 pm |

    Blah. That last post didn’t come out right.

    Anyway, I really hope the Orioles go back to this look.

  • Salvamerican | October 30, 2008 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”297574″]Blah. That last post didn’t come out right.

    Anyway, I really hope the Orioles go back to this look.[/quote]

    Ha ha… Tangerine Dream!

  • Jeff P | October 30, 2008 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”297570″]Are the new Pepsi logos the advertising world’s version of Oregon’s unis? Three different logos, different colors for regular Pepsi, Pepsi Max, diet Pepsi, and gold for caffeine free. Also, by the sound of things, you either LOVE them or HATE them, no middle ground.[/quote]
    I’m kinda meh on them… Should have stuck with the old one though, they had a lot of identity with that one that’s not going to translate to this one, it’s too different.

  • Salvamerican | October 30, 2008 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”297576″][quote comment=”297570″]Are the new Pepsi logos the advertising world’s version of Oregon’s unis? Three different logos, different colors for regular Pepsi, Pepsi Max, diet Pepsi, and gold for caffeine free. Also, by the sound of things, you either LOVE them or HATE them, no middle ground.[/quote]
    I’m kinda meh on them… Should have stuck with the old one though, they had a lot of identity with that one that’s not going to translate to this one, it’s too different.[/quote]

    Yeah, I agree they are losing their identity with this new set. If you watch that video Paul linked to you can see that Pepsi has been slowly losing the “soul” of their brand for a few years now. It seems like every time Pepsi rebrands themselves, they lose a bit of who they are.

  • scott | October 30, 2008 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”297576″][quote comment=”297570″]Are the new Pepsi logos the advertising world’s version of Oregon’s unis? Three different logos, different colors for regular Pepsi, Pepsi Max, diet Pepsi, and gold for caffeine free. Also, by the sound of things, you either LOVE them or HATE them, no middle ground.[/quote]
    I’m kinda meh on them… Should have stuck with the old one though, they had a lot of identity with that one that’s not going to translate to this one, it’s too different.[/quote]

    Does Pepsi just reinvent its logo every few years in the elusive hope that it will one day beat Coca-Cola?

  • JTH | October 30, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”297577″][quote comment=”297576″][quote comment=”297570″]Are the new Pepsi logos the advertising world’s version of Oregon’s unis? Three different logos, different colors for regular Pepsi, Pepsi Max, diet Pepsi, and gold for caffeine free. Also, by the sound of things, you either LOVE them or HATE them, no middle ground.[/quote]
    I’m kinda meh on them… Should have stuck with the old one though, they had a lot of identity with that one that’s not going to translate to this one, it’s too different.[/quote]

    Yeah, I agree they are losing their identity with this new set. If you watch that video Paul linked to you can see that Pepsi has been slowly losing the “soul” of their brand for a few years now. It seems like every time Pepsi rebrands themselves, they lose a bit of who they are.[/quote]
    I’m sure CM Punk is less than thrilled with the new direction.

  • Joe Hilseberg | October 30, 2008 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”297558″][quote comment=”297557″]No, no! The Orioles script has to stay! The cursive O is the most recognizable aspect to the team. I was always for the team to wear black hats with just the cursive O on them. They came close with their now Friday hat, but they made the O to big and added an ‘s to it. I think the bird logo is fine for a sleeve patch, but not on a hat. I always wondered who outside of Maryland would purposely by that hat? Thats why you see so many non-fans of teams wear the classic hats with symbols on them like the Yankees NY, the Boston B, etc.[/quote]

    I thought that this was the most identifying part of the Orioles?

    http://blogs.indiewi...

    The current Orioles uniform script is too big, too klunky and poorly executed. It looks fine in print, but awful on the jersey…the thing that bothers me is that the replica crest looks a million times better, but generally that’s the rule with authentics.

  • SteveT | October 30, 2008 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”297543″]
    I’m not sure what’s worse, political commentary on this site or links to rugby and/or soccer “kits”[/quote]

    Soccer “kits” are uniforms.

    There’s been a bit of talk of the Boston Celtics and the new trim being a nod to their victory season. Coincidentally, the “soccer” team Celtic FC from Glasgow, Scotland ( from which the original New York Celtics were likely to have taken their name ) also adopted a gold trim at the beginning of the current season to complement the traditional green and white hooped shirt.

    As for championship winning teams having distinctive league patches to mark the achievement and distinguish them from the crowd, again that’s common in soccer. In Scotland and England, the sleeve patches for champions usually have some sort of gold accent compared to the drab versions worn by the also-rans.

    The best example of this distinction would be from Serie A, Italy’s top “Calcio” division. The winners of this soccer/football championship, a feat known locally as “lifting the Scudetto”, are entitled to wear a small shield patch in the colours of the Italian flag on their shirts the next season.

    Warning! link to soccer kit coming up:
    http://www.fanfootba...

    The Italians also have a roundel / cockade patch in the same colours which the winners of the domestic knockout competition, the Coppa Italia, are allowed to sport the season after.

    Then of course there are the star marks for lifting ten Scudettos… the Italians are big on calcio and big on tradition.

  • Maks | October 30, 2008 at 4:45 pm |

    regarding to that new Pepsi logo (and arguing with my roommate about how ugly this logo is; she likes it) I was googling to find more information. Somehow i came across to identity brand change for the Pepsi-Cola in the Philippines… a leaf?

  • Maks | October 30, 2008 at 4:46 pm |

    Oh… the website that explains it all, sorry i forgot to add it.

    Pepsi

  • Dane | October 30, 2008 at 5:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”297436″]Hockey News’ Top 10 ‘Scariest’ Hockey masks

    http://www.thehockey...

    Glad to see #5 made the list, seeing it’s my favorite hockey mask of all time.

    Kind of disapointted with #1, I think other masks are scarier…[/quote]

    If you have enjoyed today’s hockey mask discussion, then head on out to your local newsstand to pick up “The Hockey News Greatest Masks of All Time.” 170 pages of riveting mask trivia and photos for only $8!

    https://secure.indas...

  • Chad | October 30, 2008 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”297553″][quote comment=”297539″]A view from the court…

    last night I was fortunate enough to be given courtside tickets to the Kings at Twolves game.. sitting close enough to make some great aesthetic observations.. taking a page out of the Rays handbook.. the black guy mowhawk is in! sported by both the kings Kevin Martin and the wolves Craig Smith.. the kings Mikki Moore has opted to wear his headband, not around his head, but just around the dreadlocks in the back of his head.. interesting.. The Wolves uniforms are ugly.. but not as ugly as the players (Al Jefferson, Kevin Love, Corey Brewer) wearing matching shoes with the exact same color scheme.. i wish that somehow I could show you that in the wolves media guide that every player has their own cool picture except kevin ollie, who apperently was sick on picture so they had to use his old yearbook picture or his mugshot or something.. its rediculous..[/quote]

    Like these:

    http://cache1.asset-...

    http://cache4.asset-...

    http://www.gettyimag...

    yep.. those are the ones..

  • RWNeal | October 30, 2008 at 6:53 pm |

    Couple of items today:
    The Clemson/Boston College game now has a trophy. What’s that? A trophy for a game between two teams that have no real history other than being in the same conference for a few years? Yep. And it’s totally uni-driven: the O’Rourke-McFadden Trophy.

    Every year four athletes from the U’s of Florida and Georgia are enshrined in the Florida/Georgia Hall of Fame prior to the game here in Jacksonville. This year’s inductees are Fred Taylor, Eric Zeier, Willie Jackson and Gene Washington. Here’s a look at the busts. You have a better eye than me if you can tell who everyone is supposed to be. If held at gunpoint I’d swear head #2 was Mike Tyson.

  • Lwiedy | October 30, 2008 at 6:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”297523″][quote comment=”297518″][quote comment=”297504″][quote comment=”297502″]Weren’t there a gaggle of teams in the mid-90’s wearing grey topped?

    *besies Balt & Pitt (I loved those)[/quote]

    I think they were the only two IIRC[/quote]
    I seem to recall the Royals wearing caps with gray crowns. No?

    And didn’t the Dodgers have alternate caps with gray brims at one point? I want to say that they paired them with blue jerseys.[/quote]

    the royals grey-crowned cap rings a bell too – maybe for a game or two[/quote]

    It was the official road cap for 1995. I don’t remember if they made the whole season but they were used for most of it: http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • LI Phil | October 30, 2008 at 7:18 pm |

    late to the party today, but i wanted to doff the ole cap to frank mercogliano and his quick thinking and NOB grabbing…well done, sir

    politics will always have a place on this board, so long as they pertain to sports and unis

    and teebz, if sarah palin is a hockey mom…that a HMILF

  • Salvamerican | October 30, 2008 at 8:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”297588″]late to the party today, but i wanted to doff the ole cap to frank mercogliano and his quick thinking and NOB grabbing…well done, sir

    politics will always have a place on this board, so long as they pertain to sports and unis

    and teebz, if sarah palin is a hockey mom…that a HMILF[/quote]

    Yeah… The h is silent like in Spanish

  • Micah | October 30, 2008 at 9:18 pm |

    Matt,

    Commenting on Gardner’s choice of kicks, do you remember that he also choose to wear the red Hyperflights, quite possibly the most unstable basketball shoe ever made? So, his choice of footwear during college was suspect to say the least!!

  • Ryan | October 30, 2008 at 9:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”297586″]Couple of items today:
    The Clemson/Boston College game now has a trophy. What’s that? A trophy for a game between two teams that have no real history other than being in the same conference for a few years? Yep. And it’s totally uni-driven: the O’Rourke-McFadden Trophy.

    [/quote]

    A history going back to the 1940 Cotton Bowl and probably one of the most interesting relationships in the current ACC

  • Patrick S. | October 30, 2008 at 10:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”297587″][quote comment=”297523″][quote comment=”297518″][quote comment=”297504″][quote comment=”297502″]Weren’t there a gaggle of teams in the mid-90’s wearing grey topped?

    *besies Balt & Pitt (I loved those)[/quote]

    I think they were the only two IIRC[/quote]
    I seem to recall the Royals wearing caps with gray crowns. No?

    And didn’t the Dodgers have alternate caps with gray brims at one point? I want to say that they paired them with blue jerseys.[/quote]

    the royals grey-crowned cap rings a bell too – maybe for a game or two[/quote]

    It was the official road cap for 1995. I don’t remember if they made the whole season but they were used for most of it: http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Anyone know who the sleeve patch was for?

  • mdunner28 | October 30, 2008 at 10:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”297579″][quote comment=”297577″][quote comment=”297576″][quote comment=”297570″]Are the new Pepsi logos the advertising world’s version of Oregon’s unis? Three different logos, different colors for regular Pepsi, Pepsi Max, diet Pepsi, and gold for caffeine free. Also, by the sound of things, you either LOVE them or HATE them, no middle ground.[/quote]
    I’m kinda meh on them… Should have stuck with the old one though, they had a lot of identity with that one that’s not going to translate to this one, it’s too different.[/quote]

    Yeah, I agree they are losing their identity with this new set. If you watch that video Paul linked to you can see that Pepsi has been slowly losing the “soul” of their brand for a few years now. It seems like every time Pepsi rebrands themselves, they lose a bit of who they are.[/quote]
    I’m sure CM Punk is less than thrilled with the new direction.[/quote]

    That was the first thing I thought of when I saw the new logo(s)! It’s nice to find another pro wrestling fan here on Uni Watch.

  • Salvamerican | October 30, 2008 at 10:12 pm |

    One of the south florida defenders had to change pants in the middle of the third quarter. He just dropped trou on the sidelines.

  • LI Phil | October 30, 2008 at 10:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”297594″]One of the south florida defenders had to change pants in the middle of the third quarter. He just dropped trou on the sidelines.[/quote]

    i was amused that erin andrews was moving into “better viewing position” as she was reporting it

    /”it’s twooo”

  • JTH | October 30, 2008 at 10:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”297595″][quote comment=”297594″]One of the south florida defenders had to change pants in the middle of the third quarter. He just dropped trou on the sidelines.[/quote]

    i was amused that erin andrews was moving into “better viewing position” as she was reporting it

    /”it’s twooo”[/quote]
    Now the question is: will the 49ers be studying the game tape?

  • Bill Henderson | October 30, 2008 at 10:44 pm |

    Paul- Thanks for your tip of the hat to me and your other Philadelphia fans on the Phillies’ victory in the World Series. (it still feels funny to see THAT in print!) You are a class act.

    Bill Henderson

  • Jon | October 30, 2008 at 10:49 pm |

    On the way home from work listening to Doug Gottlieb interview the President of Operations for the Celtics, Rich ??? on ESPN The Radio. Gottlieb asks about the gold trimmed unis for opening night, wondering if the tradition rich fans had anything to say good or bad about the change. Mr. President said he didn’t think anyone really noticed the change. When asked about the black alts, he said they will be sticking around because the players love the contemporary look.

    So out of touch….

  • Salvamerican | October 30, 2008 at 10:54 pm |

    Here’s a question: If the players like the black-trimmed alternates, who is out of touch? Don’t get me wrong, I think those Boston alts are hideous but I’m a 32 year old suburbanite.

  • Jordan | October 30, 2008 at 11:10 pm |

    Just wanted to address a couple things mentioned,
    [quote comment=”297474″]You can add Titans S Chris Hope to the list of DBs who wear soccer cleats.

    http://cmsimg.tennes...

    Although, he did change in the 2nd half to football cleats

    http://cmsimg.tennes...

    I’m pretty positive those are actually nike football vapor jets, dyed or custom made in a navy colourway.. Interesting find though.

    And: the Raiders have no deal with Nike. How anyone especially this writers think they do is beyond me. Nike had to push to get a swoosh on players’ gloves, and people think the nfl would still allow a team deal? No way!

  • LI Phil | October 30, 2008 at 11:21 pm |

    WTF?

  • Ramsay Pants | October 30, 2008 at 11:30 pm |

    I know it isn’t uni-related but here is some info on the stadium in portland.

    PGE park was originally built on the site of an old dog track. It was intended to be a full horseshoe type stadium for football use. However, the city would not allow them to build over a section of Morrison st. The resulting stadium turned out to be a descent multi-purpose.

    Anyway, now the stadium is shared by the Portland Beavers (AAA), Portland Timbers (USL), and PSU football (1-AA). Currently there is a proposal to move the beavers to a baseball only stadium across town and fill in the PGE outfield with seats in order to send the Timbers to MLS.

    http://www.betterbea...
    http://www.mlstoport...

    And did anyone else notice in this pic that the number for the stadium is like one of those Hollywood numbers…
    http://upload.wikime...

  • Timothy B | October 30, 2008 at 11:38 pm |

    Don’t know if anyone picked this up but….the last 13 WS Champs have either worn a hat that is either in the “family of red”, or a color that is either black or a very dark navy blue:

    2008- Phillies (Red Hat)
    2007- Red Sox (Red/Navy Blue Hat)
    2006- Cardinals (Red Hat)
    2005- White Sox (Black Hat)
    2004- Red Sox
    2003- Marlins (Black Hat)
    2002- Angels (Red Hat)
    2001- Diamondbacks (Road Hat- Black)
    2000- Yankees- (Navy Hat, but looks like black)
    1999- Yankees
    1998- Yankees
    1997- Marlins
    1996- Yankees

    This research possibly shows us two things- dark colors and red are popular in MLB, or the very good teams wear dark colors and red and the rest of the teams will be switching to these colors in the near future….

  • =bg= | October 30, 2008 at 11:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”297532″][quote comment=”297526″][quote comment=”297522″]McFadden, in this pic:

    http://www.zimbio.co...

    is wearing the Nike Sper Speed D, as in Detachable.

    I personally find them to have a VERY narrow toe box, which constricts my toes and causes much discomfort.

    The Adidas that he preferred while at UA:

    http://intheblackhol...

    http://assets.nydail...

    are MUCH wider, especially his Pro Models, from the second pic, which are based on the classic shell-toe, which is a much wider shoe![/quote]

    And that is exactly the reason I usually go with adidas tennis shoes over Nike. I find the Nike to be much more narrow, even the wide style, compaired to an adidas shoe.[/quote]

    Although, these are one of my favorite sneakers of all time:

    http://www.kicksonfi...

    http://www.whatsallt...

    http://sneakernews.c...

    The Nike Zoom Tennis Trainer. Notice the graphic on the tongue.

    A few years back, with subtle differences,such as a clear sole, it was released as the Zoom Trainer 1, a cross-trainer based on the Air Trainer 1.

    AT1:
    http://www.eukicks.c...

    Those gray Nike cross-trainers were THE BEST.
    Comfortable beyond belief, and they took a LONG time to wear out; great for me who mostly always played on hard courts. McEnroe saw em one day on a tour of the campus, they were just prototypes, and started wearing them. While Mac was a high-profile Nike guy, he never had a signature shoe. In fact, I don’t think any player has ever had a shoe with his name on it; IE the Air Agassi.
    Sampras was associated with the Air Oscillate, but even then, he would wear Wilson shoes with a swoosh.

  • =bg= | October 30, 2008 at 11:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”297567″]The San Francisco Chronicle’s Raiders beat writer states in today’s paper that McFadden has a deal with Nike and the Raiders have a team deal with Nike. If that’s the case, then they’re stuck with Nike having to fix the shoe. Kind of a bad situation to be in with one of your high profile marquee players beholden to a shoe contract that is possibly affecting his performance. The worst kind of logo creep!
    Thank you Paul, for the continued fine job.[/quote]

    I have a hard time believing this. A team with a shoe deal? In the NFL? Nah. Judging from how far downhill the Chron website has fallen, I wouldn’t take this info as gospel.

  • RWNeal | October 30, 2008 at 11:49 pm |

    Ryan:

    A history going back to the 1940 Cotton Bowl and probably one of the most interesting relationships in the current ACC

    You call it interesting, I call it playing those schmucks we haven’t been able to beat since 1958. :-)

  • Teebz | October 31, 2008 at 1:19 am |

    [quote comment=”297529″]Does anybody (probably Teebz, if anyone) know if the Habs’ line of special throwbacks is available for purchase?[/quote]

    Not yet, but Reebok is reportedly going to have them available by mid-season. So the answer is “eventually”. :o)

    [quote comment=”297601″]WTF?[/quote]

    That’s Hobart College. They held a military tribute night on campus for any military personnel last season. Hobart College trained nearly 1000 men from 1943-45 in the US Navy’s V-12 program. The Statesmen have a long history with the military, and have some notable military alumni.

  • Brandon | October 31, 2008 at 3:58 am |

    [quote comment=”297603″]Don’t know if anyone picked this up but….the last 13 WS Champs have either worn a hat that is either in the “family of red”, or a color that is either black or a very dark navy blue:

    2008- Phillies (Red Hat)
    2007- Red Sox (Red/Navy Blue Hat)
    2006- Cardinals (Red Hat)
    2005- White Sox (Black Hat)
    2004- Red Sox
    2003- Marlins (Black Hat)
    2002- Angels (Red Hat)
    2001- Diamondbacks (Road Hat- Black)
    2000- Yankees- (Navy Hat, but looks like black)
    1999- Yankees
    1998- Yankees
    1997- Marlins
    1996- Yankees

    This research possibly shows us two things- dark colors and red are popular in MLB, or the very good teams wear dark colors and red and the rest of the teams will be switching to these colors in the near future….[/quote]

    For the most part all MLB teams hats are one of four colors: Royal Blue, Red, Navy Blue, Black. The exception being the Oakland A’s who wear green caps.

  • scott | October 31, 2008 at 7:41 am |

    [quote comment=”297608″][quote comment=”297603″]Don’t know if anyone picked this up but….the last 13 WS Champs have either worn a hat that is either in the “family of red”, or a color that is either black or a very dark navy blue:

    2008- Phillies (Red Hat)
    2007- Red Sox (Red/Navy Blue Hat)
    2006- Cardinals (Red Hat)
    2005- White Sox (Black Hat)
    2004- Red Sox
    2003- Marlins (Black Hat)
    2002- Angels (Red Hat)
    2001- Diamondbacks (Road Hat- Black)
    2000- Yankees- (Navy Hat, but looks like black)
    1999- Yankees
    1998- Yankees
    1997- Marlins
    1996- Yankees

    This research possibly shows us two things- dark colors and red are popular in MLB, or the very good teams wear dark colors and red and the rest of the teams will be switching to these colors in the near future….[/quote]

    For the most part all MLB teams hats are one of four colors: Royal Blue, Red, Navy Blue, Black. The exception being the Oakland A’s who wear green caps.[/quote]

    So that’s why the Dodgers haven’t won in 20 years, the Royals in 23 years and the A’s in 19 years?

  • JTH | October 31, 2008 at 7:48 am |

    [quote comment=”297609″]
    So that’s why the Dodgers haven’t won in 20 years, the Royals in 23 years and the A’s in 19 years?[/quote]
    Oh, and that TOTALLY explains the Cubs’ problems.

  • Brian | October 31, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    A scarier goalie mask would be a big NObama piece with a hammer and sickle on the side and the words “Union of Socialist States of America” on the chin piece.

    Oh wait… did I just think for myself there?

  • Dave | November 2, 2008 at 7:22 pm |

    Nfl teams do have contracts with specific sports equipment companies! hence this article at http://entertainment...