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Nothing Up (or on) Their Sleeves

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Lots of readers wrote in over the weekend regarding Saturday’s Oregon/Cal game, which featured the unusual sight of solid yellow vs. solid white. But here’s something else unusual about that game: no TV numbers for either team.

Why are TV numbers called TV numbers anyway? Reader John Ramey, a play-by-play announcer who sent me a note on Saturday afternoon, explains:

Football announcers’ vantage point is often perpendicular to the action of play. So the front and back jersey numbers are sometimes out of view, especially right before the snap. Fortunately, auxiliary numbers on the shoulders or the ever-shrinking sleeve have become an essential part of the football jersey at the college and pro levels (or on the helmet, like at Alabama — GREAT for play-by-play guys).

Unfortunately, Nike’s quest to ruin uniforms has included the repeated omission of auxiliary numbers. This is a real bitch. Cal and Oregon are playing right now and both lack this critical uniform component. And it’s out of control at the high school level, where media considerations are considerably lower. On behalf of play-by-play guys everywhere, please bring attention to this. Those side numbers really matter!

Confession: For all our endless chatter about Oregon’s uniforms, it hadn’t occurred to me until very recently that none of their jerseys have TV numbers. Also wasn’t aware that this was a new trend at the college level (it’s moot in the NFL, where TV numbers are mandatory). So: Which other schools don’t wear TV numbers? We might have to create a special category for schools like Alabama, which have helmet numbers instead of TV numbers. If you’ve got anything to contribute in this regard, send it here.

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Election Night Research Project Reminder: Remember, if you spot any talking heads wearing purple neckties or other purple attire tonight, please send some screen grabs my way. Thanks.

Signal Flare: Dave Graf, please get in touch. Thanks.

Uni Watch News Ticker: The Blackhawks will retire No. 3 for Keith Magnuson and Pierre Pilote on November 12th (with thanks to James Huening). … And speaking of NHL number retirements, the Canadiens have big plans for Patrick Roy’s ceremony (with thanks to Dave Frolick). … Regarding that NNOB player on the New Mexico sidelines: Several readers mentioned that New Mexico coach Rocky Long encourages walk-ons and red shirts, who generally don’t get nameplates until they are going to actually play in a game. … I never thought I’d be mentioning the New Kids on the Block on this site (or anywhere else), but look at their new logo (with thanks to Alan Borock). … Nice job by Gordon Toggweiler, who found this awesome news clip regarding umpires’ attire in the 2/13/67 issue of Sports Illustrated. … And speaking of old SI items, Jared Wheeler sent along this one from 1991. … I didn’t even know Army had a hockey team, but Ryan Yanoshak informs me that they have a new uni design. … Something else I didn’t know (until Ronnie Poore told me): Clemson awards a leather helmet to their MVP each game. … Doug Keklak reports that Pittsburgh Central Catholic is memorializing a deceased teammate with his initials and uni number on the front of the helmet, instead the customary decal on the back. … Cool National League centennial rug found by Jonathon Binet. … By now we’ve all seen photos of NC State’s ill-fated unitard experiment from 1989. The two shots I’ve seen most frequently over the years are this one and this one, but now Jeff Spry has come up with a larger, clearer version of the first one, plus he’s found a new one I hadn’t seen before. … Brooks Simpson was sitting right behind the goal at last Thursday’s Coyotes/Penguins game and noticed that Marc-Andre Fleury was still wearing last season’s Stanley Cup finals decal. … So the breast cancer awareness trope has come to this: pink mouthguards (with thanks to Matt Shevin). … The Steelers played a scrimmage against some D3 college team last night. … Good observation by Dana Czerwinski, who writes: “Is it me, or does the SOO look a lot smaller than the NERS on this jersey?” … Terry Mark was walking around Assembly Hall in Indiana and stumbled across a display of gorgeous old letter sweaters.

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Vote Early, Often, Etc.: I know some of y’all don’t like it when I get political, but right now the stakes are too high, and the danger is too great, for me to remain silent. So today I call upon all of you to do what I’ll be doing — what I do every four years, in fact: Write in Elmer Layden’s name for President. Thank you.

 

188 comments to Nothing Up (or on) Their Sleeves

  • SQL | November 4, 2008 at 7:21 am |

    What ? No word of last night Redskins’ all burgundy abomination ! Clinton Portis looked like he’d passed out in a tanning bed…

  • ClassicOldSchool | November 4, 2008 at 7:25 am |

    Only an abomination because they lost.

    I can’t remember them ever wearing that combo before.

  • Paul Lukas | November 4, 2008 at 7:28 am |

    [quote comment=”298082″]What ? No word of last night Redskins’ all burgundy abomination…[/quote]

    Somebody didn’t read the Ticker very closely.

  • Shaftman | November 4, 2008 at 7:58 am |

    I’m not looking to start a political debate here (but inevitably this is how they all start)…

    Yesterday the media was talking about how a Steeler win means Obama wins and Redskins win means a McCain win and I never got a chance to watch the game last night.

    This morning, I’m watching sportcenter with the sound off, my wife walks into the room and before I saw the final score, I saw the uni-chromatic look of the Redskins and said to her “guess Obama is the Prez”.

    Damn, that redness hurt my eyes.

    Now, GO VOTE!!! Doesn’t matter for who, just vote for the one you believe in.

    TO LI PHIL:
    I just read yesterday’s entry and wanted to wish you a heartfelt congrats. You have earned this due to your wisdom, whit, and sarcasm. None, has been more important than the later. /sarcasm

    The scary part is that I’m going to be looking for that silly license plate all the time now. If you see a crazy person screaming at you on the road, it might just be me. Congrats again.

  • scott | November 4, 2008 at 8:01 am |

    That clipping about the baseball umpires’ attire is hysterical. It was interesting when the leagues had separate umpiring crews and protocols for the uniforms they could wear.

  • mike | November 4, 2008 at 8:09 am |

    Any chance we can start a weekly “Worst Uniforms” game of the week? Like if Clemson decided to go all purple against Oregon wearing all yellow?

  • warren thompson | November 4, 2008 at 8:16 am |

    Yes, Army plays D1 ice hockey, as does the Air Force Academy. Navy, however, has a club team.

  • Frank from B-more | November 4, 2008 at 8:30 am |

    The service academies play most major college sports (and some not so major) Except for AF, they wear a pretty respectable kit, with good colors and an emphasis on tradition.

  • mmwatkin | November 4, 2008 at 8:32 am |

    I too hope that everyone makes it out to the polls today. I stopped by my polling place before work today and it took less than 20 minutes. I don’t care who you vote for. I don’t care if you hate both candidates and choose not to vote for prez. At least vote on the propositions in your area.

    There has been too much tension between American citizens in the recent years for anyone to stay at home today.

    Oh…and the Redskins looked horrible.

  • Rich | November 4, 2008 at 8:40 am |

    I think the New Kids will be getting a call from the MLB lawyers…
    and yes, ditch the burgundy on burgundy, ‘skins. What an eyesore.

  • Rich | November 4, 2008 at 8:44 am |

    oh, and I LOVE that NL Centennial rug. And I’ve never seen that Phillies logo before

  • Mike Hersh | November 4, 2008 at 8:50 am |

    It looks like the Army hockey team went with the Dallas Stars home jersey. Same color combo and stripe layout. They even have a star on the shoulder.

  • Pat | November 4, 2008 at 8:51 am |

    I don’t think Clemson gives the leather helmet after every game. My friend is a trainer for the BC football team and said they’ve started this new thing where BC and Clemson will play for the O’Rourke-McFadden trophy. Along with the trophy the MVP of the game receives a leather helmet. One is all gold for BC and one is orange and blue for Clemson. Information on the trophy and the “new tradition” (does that even make sense?) here and pictures of the trophy and helmets are here.

    Hooray for made up tradition in hopes of making more money!

  • simulated steve | November 4, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    Blackhawks wore the alternates last night.

    http://www.chicagotr...

    Not too bad. At least the black sweater/shorts hide the obnoxious “swoop” on the bottom of the jersey. In fact I was almost wondering if they sweaters were hemmed straight, but could not get a decent shot.

    http://assets.espn.g...

  • LI Phil | November 4, 2008 at 8:54 am |

    Jay,imo guess you don’t have a vanity plate (but shaftman wouldn’t be too far from this,…thx for the kind words…and shoot me a e-mail)

  • Aaron | November 4, 2008 at 8:56 am |

    The Clemson leather helmet is not awarded each game. It is part of a new rivalry trophy started this year between Clemson and Boston College.

    “The game featured the debut of the O’Rourke-McFadden Trophy, created to honor the winner of what has become a budding ACC rivalry. As MVP, Spiller earned a leather helmet in the blue and orange colors worn by Clemson when Hall of Famers “Chuckin’ Charlie” O’Rourke and James “Bonnie Banks” McFadden met in the 1940 Cotton Bowl.”

  • Stuby | November 4, 2008 at 8:59 am |

    Phil, a hearty congratulations. I’m sure you’ll do a bang-up job as Bench Coach.

    And Bryan, I’ve appreciated your perspective and contributions during your time in the hot seat. Enjoy your semi-retirement.

  • Geeman | November 4, 2008 at 9:00 am |

    http://i63.photobuck...

    The interesting thing about this is how far we have come since 1989. The shorts were designed for better movement, and track athletes and football players have known this for years. It’s one reason Under Armour is so successful — the closer to the skin the uniform is, the less drag on the athlete. How in the world have basketball shorts (and baseball uniforms, to a lesser extent) gotten so out of control in the baggy area? (Add to that, it looks horrible!) I’m waiting for the next Jordan to wear shorter shorts and everybody will start copying him.

  • Chris in Nashville | November 4, 2008 at 9:02 am |

    Is Nebraska the only team in the Big 12 that does not have either the school name or mascot name on the front of their jersey?

    Nebraska
    http://api.ning.com/...

    OK State
    http://www.nmnathlet...

    TX Tech
    http://www.nmnathlet...

    etc.

  • Shaftman | November 4, 2008 at 9:04 am |

    jay,imo guess you don’t have a vanity plate (but shaftman wouldn’t be too far from this,…thx for the kind words…and shoot me a e-mail)[/quote]

    You know…only on this site would being called not be an insult.

    I’ll email you after work.

  • LI Phil | November 4, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”298099″]I’m waiting for the next Jordan to wear shorter shorts and everybody will start copying him.[/quote]

    how did he fit his carolina shorts under there?

  • Tony In Erie (at home) | November 4, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”298093″]It looks like the Army hockey team went with the Dallas Stars home jersey. Same color combo and stripe layout. They even have a star on the shoulder.[/quote]

    mash that Stars jersey up with the Anaheim Ducks jersey…and you’ve got it!

  • MH | November 4, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    Frank writes: The service academies play most major college sports (and some not so major) Except for AF, they wear a pretty respectable kit, with good colors and an emphasis on tradition.

    Although I can’t put my finger on a helpful link, this year’s USAFA hockey kits are just outstanding. A classic look with a clear nod to a unique tradition (and some great shoulder stripes that Paul will love!).

  • Namhob | November 4, 2008 at 9:07 am |

    [quote comment=”298086″]That clipping about the baseball umpires’ attire is hysterical. It was interesting when the leagues had separate umpiring crews and protocols for the uniforms they could wear.[/quote]
    I thoroughly enjoyed the last sentence saying one particular ump (Emmet Ashford) was given permission to wear French cuffs.

  • Kim | November 4, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    Would that be Dr. Brooks Simpson the history professor at ASU?

    My favorite non-engineering class was his US Military history course.

  • Robert in Dallas | November 4, 2008 at 9:17 am |

    [quote comment=”298100″]Is Nebraska the only team in the Big 12 that does not have either the school name or mascot name on the front of their jersey?

    Nebraska
    http://api.ning.com/...

    OK State
    http://www.nmnathlet...

    TX Tech
    http://www.nmnathlet...

    etc.[/quote]

    For a decade or so, Nebraska had a very small wordmark on the front of their jerseys.

    http://www-cdf.lbl.g...

    Prior to that they had an “N” in the same location, and they also had a Big XII logo there for a year or two. Of late, that space has gone blank, which is just fine with me.

  • Joe Drennan | November 4, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    What I love about election day is the red I voted sticker. A great “uniform” accessory. I can’t wait for the end of the work day when I can go vote.

    My 9 year old niece is so excited about the election, she asked her mom to take her with when she goes to vote so she can experience it.

    Bring on the #44 jerseys for whoever wins. While it’s exciting for today’s historic election, aren’t we all a little saddened that all those wonderful campaign ads will be going away? Maybe the next presidential campaigns will start 3 years before the actual election instead of the 2 they did this time around and the ads will come back sooner than we could ever hope for. (If you can’t tell I’m being sarcastic you have no sense of humor).

    On those Hawks 3rd jerseys – I think the crest needs a thin white outline because the black hair on the Indian head logo get’s lost. It reminds me of a family photo we had where we were all to wear red sweaters, but my brother-in-law wore a black shirt with a red vest. Well, the backdrop was black and he was placed in the back so he looks like a floating head.

  • Dave Rakowski | November 4, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    Regis is wearing a purple striped tie
    Reporter from Chicago on Today Show is wearing purple. Off to a good start

  • JTH | November 4, 2008 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment=”298095″]Blackhawks wore the alternates last night.

    http://www.chicagotr...

    Not too bad. At least the black sweater/shorts hide the obnoxious “swoop” on the bottom of the jersey. In fact I was almost wondering if they sweaters were hemmed straight, but could not get a decent shot.

    http://assets.espn.g...
    Standard Reebok Edge with the swoop — the first photo in this gallery has a good view of it:
    blackhawks.nhl.com/team/app/?service=page&page=MediaGalleryPlayer&galleryId=8103
    (Sorry, you actually have to copy and paste the URL into your browser’s address bar — can’t link to the gallery.)

    The black-on-black definitely negated the “diaper effect” that the white-on-black causes.

  • Robert in Dallas | November 4, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    In this pic, you can sort of see the “N” the preceded Nebraska’s use of the “Nebraska” wordmark on the front of their jerseys.

    http://sportsillustr...

  • JK | November 4, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    I didn’t think I could hate New Kids on the Block any more. Thanks for adding to it Paul!

  • Robert in Dallas | November 4, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    I think that 2004 was the last season that the small “Nebraska” wordmark appeared.

    [IMG]http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h120/edensker/2004JoeDailey.jpg[/IMG]

  • Namhob | November 4, 2008 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”298104″]Frank writes: The service academies play most major college sports (and some not so major) Except for AF, they wear a pretty respectable kit, with good colors and an emphasis on tradition.

    Although I can’t put my finger on a helpful link, this year’s USAFA hockey kits are just outstanding. A classic look with a clear nod to a unique tradition (and some great shoulder stripes that Paul will love!).[/quote]

    Here are the USAFA Hockey kits. http://goairforcefal...

    http://goairforcefal...

    Sorry, but the pictures in the second gallery are kinda small.

  • Robert in Dallas | November 4, 2008 at 9:32 am |
  • =bg= | November 4, 2008 at 9:39 am |

    Missed MNF last nite- glued into CNN and the election. ALL BURGUNDY??? no way. ack.

  • Jason | November 4, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    I liked Oregons unis, like the all white look. Cal I didnt mind but is going to get some getting used to. I dont think nike is the only company destroying unis. Adidas with Cincys claw scratch on the pants, All of Under Armours unis are ugly and gaudy. So the blame can be spread around!

  • CJ | November 4, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”298092″]oh, and I LOVE that NL Centennial rug. And I’ve never seen that Phillies logo before[/quote]

    That would be Phil and Phillis, if I remember correctly. I think they were a part of the Phillies logos before the 70s, but I’m not positive.

  • Gabe V. | November 4, 2008 at 9:42 am |

    So one other thing about the Pittsburgh Central Catholic game. The team they played against is Penn Trafford (in white and green). At work I sit next to one of the fathers of a PT player. He told me that all the PT players wore #23 arm bands and before the game they gave all the Central players them too…I found a good photo gallery of the game it shows the KW #23 shirts that they hade made and if you click through the pictures you will see the armbands

    http://www.maxpreps....

  • WhatzamataU | November 4, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    Obama wore a silver striped tie to the polls. Biden voted already but all I saw was a side shot and couldn’t make out the tie color. McCain/Palin will vote later.

  • PK | November 4, 2008 at 9:53 am |

    more info here on phil and phillis

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

  • War Damn Eagle | November 4, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”298118″][quote comment=”298092″]oh, and I LOVE that NL Centennial rug. And I’ve never seen that Phillies logo before[/quote]

    That would be Phil and Phillis, if I remember correctly. I think they were a part of the Phillies logos before the 70s, but I’m not positive.[/quote]

    No trademark protection on the Cubs logo, either.

  • PK | November 4, 2008 at 9:57 am |

    I guess they (phil & phillis) were not too popular

    http://www.baseball-...

  • MPowers1634 | November 4, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”298087″]Any chance we can start a weekly “Worst Uniforms” game of the week? Like if Clemson decided to go all purple against Oregon wearing all yellow?[/quote]

    I guess that I am in the minority since those are my two favorite college FB unis!

    http://static.flickr...

    http://static.flickr...

  • BrianC | November 4, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    Looking closely at the picture of Marc-Andre Fleury it appears that his jersey is made of Air-Knit and not whatever crap Reebok makes their “systems” out of. I know a lot of players were dissatisfied with them and heard rumors of a quiet change, but I wasn’t aware of any players/teams actually being allowed to dump them.

  • dgc | November 4, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”298125″]Looking closely at the picture of Marc-Andre Fleury it appears that his jersey is made of Air-Knit and not whatever crap Reebok makes their “systems” out of. I know a lot of players were dissatisfied with them and heard rumors of a quiet change, but I wasn’t aware of any players/teams actually being allowed to dump them.[/quote]

    IIRC during last year, after several complaints, Reebok went away from the water resistance material and the Edge now uses the old material for certain panels.

  • MPowers1634 | November 4, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”298112″]I didn’t think I could hate New Kids on the Block any more. Thanks for adding to it Paul![/quote]

    It’s very hard for me to see this guy:

    http://upload.moldov...

    Prancing around the stage, after he has become a decent actor.

    He was in a very short-lived NBC police series called “Boomtown” that was excellent.

  • Mark | November 4, 2008 at 10:14 am |

    I’ve been dreading the appearance of an all-burgundy Redskins uniform since the day Joe Gibbs started letting Clinton Portis make the team’s uniform decisions. The all white monochrome is bad enough, but last night’s combo was an abomination!
    Like the posters above have said: go vote, people!

  • Bopper | November 4, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    Chris Corchiani… long gone were the days I thought I would ever see I picture of “Ice” again. where is Rodney “Fire” Monroe in a unitard when you need him?

  • Crosby87 | November 4, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    I guess I missed it, but when did the TV numbers on the Redskins get to be so huge?

  • LI Phil | November 4, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”298112″]I didn’t think I could hate New Kids on the Block any more. Thanks for adding to it Paul![/quote]

    imagine if they all started putting their names on the backs their “outfits”…

    then we’d have…wait for it…

    NKOTBNOBs

  • MPowers1634 | November 4, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”298102″][quote comment=”298099″]I’m waiting for the next Jordan to wear shorter shorts and everybody will start copying him.[/quote]

    how did he fit his carolina shorts under there?[/quote]

    I’ve read that they were practice shorts…but I too have wondered that!

    Would that be Dr. Brooks Simpson the history professor at ASU?

    My favorite non-engineering class was his US Military history course.

    And I too would love college courses, military or otherwise, if my classmates looked like this:

    http://i208.photobuc...

  • Sonny Jurgenson | November 4, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”298091″]
    and yes, ditch the burgundy on burgundy, ‘skins. What an eyesore.[/quote]

    ditch burgundy pants altogether. White or old school yellow pants, please.

  • Ian K | November 4, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    I wore a purple tie to work today and I wrote in my vote for president.

    Incidentally, this will be my first of 2 purple ties this week…the next on Thursday when TCU plays Utah. Go Frogs!

  • WhatzamataU | November 4, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”298132″][quote comment=”298102″][quote comment=”298099″]I’m waiting for the next Jordan to wear shorter shorts and everybody will start copying him.[/quote]

    how did he fit his carolina shorts under there?[/quote]

    I’ve read that they were practice shorts…but I too have wondered that!

    Would that be Dr. Brooks Simpson the history professor at ASU?

    My favorite non-engineering class was his US Military history course.

    And I too would love college courses, military or otherwise, if my classmates looked like this:

    http://i208.photobuc...

    Her head is cold but her stomach is warm? She must have a circulation problem and should probably see a doctor immediately.

  • The Rick | November 4, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    Jersey Name Frame rocks! I live near Joe and I was able to see some samples…he made me a Bo Jackson powder blue Royals name frame and it’s awesome. He made (for someone else) a throwback Orioles Frank Robinson…WOW!!! It takes up a fraction of the space a full size jersey would for a fraction of the cost. Bo Jackson Riaders is next.

    Quality work A+!

    Thanks again Joe!

  • The Hemogoblin | November 4, 2008 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”298134″]I wore a purple tie to work today and I wrote in my vote for president.

    Incidentally, this will be my first of 2 purple ties this week…the next on Thursday when TCU plays Utah. Go Frogs![/quote]

    Stay tuned for the next riveting installment of “Ian K. Watch”.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 4, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    Perhaps the most frustrating thing about Cal’s uniforms is that they easily could put TV numbers on there without them looking bad… in fact, it might take away from that hellacious collar.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 4, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”298137″][quote comment=”298134″]I wore a purple tie to work today and I wrote in my vote for president.

    Incidentally, this will be my first of 2 purple ties this week…the next on Thursday when TCU plays Utah. Go Frogs![/quote]

    Stay tuned for the next riveting installment of “Ian K. Watch”.[/quote]

    Note to Paul: Do NOT, under any circumstances, click that photo. You WILL give yourself an aneurysm.

  • Zach | November 4, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    The “ever shrinking uni sleeve” is kills not only TV numbers, but jersey stripes as well… check the steelers for example, this really bugs me

    Compare Dallas Baker to Santonio Holmes

    anyone else notice any sleeve cuts ruining a Jersey/Jersey Stripes for other teams?

  • Zach | November 4, 2008 at 10:32 am |

    im sorry i screwed that link up, here it is

    http://assets.espn.g...

  • MPowers1634 | November 4, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”298128″]I’ve been dreading the appearance of an all-burgundy Redskins uniform since the day Joe Gibbs started letting Clinton Portis make the team’s uniform decisions. quote]

    You mean this guy?

    http://images.ibsys....

    http://images.ibsys....

  • LI Phil | November 4, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    [quote]Note to Paul: Do NOT, under any circumstances, click that photo. You WILL give yourself an aneurysm[/quote]

    i think he just made it his new wallpaper

  • MPowers1634 | November 4, 2008 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”298139″][quote comment=”298137″][quote comment=”298134″]I wore a purple tie to work today and I wrote in my vote for president.

    Incidentally, this will be my first of 2 purple ties this week…the next on Thursday when TCU plays Utah. Go Frogs![/quote]

    Stay tuned for the next riveting installment of “Ian K. Watch”.[/quote]

    Note to Paul: Do NOT, under any circumstances, click that photo. You WILL give yourself an aneurysm.[/quote]

    Talk about Paul’s 8th circle of Hell!

  • PK | November 4, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    If we don’t hear from Paul for awhile, does this begin this?

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Al | November 4, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”298137″][quote comment=”298134″]I wore a purple tie to work today and I wrote in my vote for president.

    Incidentally, this will be my first of 2 purple ties this week…the next on Thursday when TCU plays Utah. Go Frogs![/quote]

    Stay tuned for the next riveting installment of “Ian K. Watch”.[/quote]
    The Hemogoblin owes me one new monitor. Fantastic line…

  • The Hemogoblin is brought to you by Windex | November 4, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”298146″][quote comment=”298137″][quote comment=”298134″]I wore a purple tie to work today and I wrote in my vote for president.

    Incidentally, this will be my first of 2 purple ties this week…the next on Thursday when TCU plays Utah. Go Frogs![/quote]

    Stay tuned for the next riveting installment of “Ian K. Watch”.[/quote]
    The Hemogoblin owes me one new monitor. Fantastic line…[/quote]

    Sorry, I can’t do that, it conflicts with my new sponsorship.

  • Ian K | November 4, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”298144″][quote comment=”298139″][quote comment=”298137″][quote comment=”298134″]I wore a purple tie to work today and I wrote in my vote for president.

    Incidentally, this will be my first of 2 purple ties this week…the next on Thursday when TCU plays Utah. Go Frogs![/quote]

    Stay tuned for the next riveting installment of “Ian K. Watch”.[/quote]

    Note to Paul: Do NOT, under any circumstances, click that photo. You WILL give yourself an aneurysm.[/quote]

    Talk about Paul’s 8th circle of Hell![/quote]

    They’re on national TV this Thursday but on the road, so it’ll be white uniforms. But the helmets will still be purple…

  • Al | November 4, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”298132″][quote comment=”298102″][quote comment=”298099″]I’m waiting for the next Jordan to wear shorter shorts and everybody will start copying him.[/quote]

    how did he fit his carolina shorts under there?[/quote]

    I’ve read that they were practice shorts…but I too have wondered that![/quote]
    They were those standard issue gym class kind of nuthuggers. Not much more obtrusive than boxer shorts.

    http://www.nba.com/m...

  • RWNeal | November 4, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    Any chance we can start a weekly “Worst Uniforms” game of the week? Like if Clemson decided to go all purple against Oregon wearing all yellow?

    I guess that I am in the minority since those are my two favorite college FB unis!

    http://static.flickr

    http://static.flickr

    Great idea but I hate it that you were able to use my Tigers as an example. :-) I’m a big fan of the purple jerseys but I have a feeling of dread every Saturday that they’re going to pair them with the orange or purple pants.

  • jude | November 4, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    I’ve found two talking heads so far that are wearing the copout purple color. I’ve started a Flickr set for this purpose:

    Talking Heads Wearing Purple

    If I had a better setup, you’d probably be able to see the colors better. But for now, these will do.

  • Paul Lukas | November 4, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    For those who like to keep track of every little thing I do, I’ve got a short piece about team colors, of a sort, on today’s Page 2 index page:
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • MPowers1634 | November 4, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”298150″]

    Any chance we can start a weekly “Worst Uniforms” game of the week? Like if Clemson decided to go all purple against Oregon wearing all yellow?

    I guess that I am in the minority since those are my two favorite college FB unis!

    http://static.flickr

    http://static.flickr

    Great idea but I hate it that you were able to use my Tigers as an example. :-) I’m a big fan of the purple jerseys but I have a feeling of dread every Saturday that they’re going to pair them with the orange or purple pants.[/quote]

    I love all of Clemson’s combos. I’ve actually been procratinating in joining IPTAY but will eventually get around to it.

  • Glen | November 4, 2008 at 11:34 am |

    http://static.flickr...

    Are those ghost flames on the helmet? Or is it polka dots?

  • Jason | November 4, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”298154″]http://static.flickr.com/63/171277644_0cbd5abb9b_b.jpg[/quote]

    Are those ghost flames on the helmet? Or is it polka dots?[/quote]
    Those are flames

  • Mark in Cincy | November 4, 2008 at 11:39 am |

    I too am a day late, but would like to congratulate Phil on his new position, your contribution to the comments has been fabulous. Bryan, thanks for everything you have done as well, I never fully understood the venom spewed your way on the weekends and looked forward to our contributions.

  • MPowers1634 | November 4, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”298154″]http://static.flickr.com/63/171277644_0cbd5abb9b_b.jpg[/quote]

    Are those ghost flames on the helmet? Or is it polka dots?[/quote]

    The former.

    You can see them here as well:

    http://www.bevosport...

    http://farm1.static....

    http://www.nationalc...

    I could have sworn that the white helmets had it as well, but I see nothing to substantiate it.

    Look what else I found…a Belotti Bold number chart:

    http://static.flickr...

  • Mark in Shiga | November 4, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    I know the announcers love sleeve numbers because they help identify the players, but one of the classiest uniforms in the NFL in the past 20 years was the 49ers’ throwback in 1994, and it had no sleeve numbers.

    I like the idea of compensating with numbers on the sides of the helmets. You’ve got to number the helmets anyway, so why not take the numbers off the backs and move them to the sides? Move the team logo to the sleeves instead.

  • LI Phil | November 4, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    [quote] Move the team logo to the sleeves instead.[/quote]

    what sleeves?

  • Jim BC | November 4, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    Crap! Logo change upcoming for Team Canada:

    http://www.tsn.ca/ca...

    … what! This is brutal… ah, just win gold baby!

    p.s. congrats Phil – looking forward to your contributions.

  • Jet | November 4, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”298095″]Blackhawks wore the alternates last night.

    http://www.chicagotr...

    Not too bad. At least the black sweater/shorts hide the obnoxious “swoop” on the bottom of the jersey. In fact I was almost wondering if they sweaters were hemmed straight, but could not get a decent shot.

    http://assets.espn.g...

    Y’know, those Blackhawks jerseys really don’t look half bad. Still too much black overall with the pants and socks.

    However, looking at the Avalance white unis…doesn’t that thick blue stripe on the socks stick out like a sore thumb??? Considering there’s no blue on the jersey, except for maybe a bit on that swirl surrounding the “A”???

    -Jet

  • El Scotto | November 4, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    Here’s the thing about the New Kids on the Block, that is obviously a backstage pass, which by no means makes it a band logo. Bands love to use images not actually related to themselves for passes.

  • Steve Prudente | November 4, 2008 at 12:14 pm |

    LOVE that centennial rug, especially the phillies logo with phil and phyllis

  • Patrick | November 4, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”298148″][quote comment=”298144″][quote comment=”298139″][quote comment=”298137″][quote comment=”298134″]I wore a purple tie to work today and I wrote in my vote for president.

    Incidentally, this will be my first of 2 purple ties this week…the next on Thursday when TCU plays Utah. Go Frogs![/quote]

    Stay tuned for the next riveting installment of “Ian K. Watch”.[/quote]

    Note to Paul: Do NOT, under any circumstances, click that photo. You WILL give yourself an aneurysm.[/quote]

    Talk about Paul’s 8th circle of Hell![/quote]

    They’re on national TV this Thursday but on the road, so it’ll be white uniforms. But the helmets will still be purple…[/quote]

    TCU’s all white looks better than their home purple/black combo. I make it out to Ft. Worth for a couple of Frogs games a year, and those home uniforms are absolutely BRUTAL! And I actually like purple. As far as the NCAA goes, TCU may be in the most desperate need to ditch the black.

    Hideous…
    http://www.nationalc...

  • fluxcap | November 4, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”298162″]Crap! Logo change upcoming for Team Canada:

    http://www.tsn.ca/ca...

    … what! This is brutal… ah, just win gold baby!

    p.s. congrats Phil – looking forward to your contributions.[/quote]

    I see that TSN has ESPN Classic, but other than that do they have any association with ABC/Disney? Not sure if this has been discussed before but the TSN logo is strikingly similar to the Worldwide Leader’s.

  • Chris | November 4, 2008 at 12:26 pm |

    On the topic of TV numbers, don’t forget that there’s another major group that uses them. I work on the Statcrew for college football and the TV numbers make it so much easier to do stats from the press box as well. As a matter of fact, the visiting team this Saturday didn’t have TV numbers and my day was much tougher than it needed to be.

  • LI Phil | November 4, 2008 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”298167″][quote comment=”298162″]Crap! Logo change upcoming for Team Canada:

    http://www.tsn.ca/ca...

    … what! This is brutal… ah, just win gold baby!

    p.s. congrats Phil – looking forward to your contributions.[/quote]

    I see that TSN has ESPN Classic, but other than that do they have any association with ABC/Disney? Not sure if this has been discussed before but the TSN logo is strikingly similar to the Worldwide Leader’s.[/quote]

    prolly touched on more than once, but it was in the comments on september 30…apparently the WWL owns 25% of TSN…

  • fluxcap | November 4, 2008 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”298169″][quote comment=”298167″][quote comment=”298162″]Crap! Logo change upcoming for Team Canada:

    http://www.tsn.ca/ca...

    … what! This is brutal… ah, just win gold baby!

    p.s. congrats Phil – looking forward to your contributions.[/quote]

    I see that TSN has ESPN Classic, but other than that do they have any association with ABC/Disney? Not sure if this has been discussed before but the TSN logo is strikingly similar to the Worldwide Leader’s.[/quote]

    prolly touched on more than once, but it was in the comments on september 30…apparently the WWL owns 25% of TSN…[/quote]

    Thanks Phil! Just more proof as to why you’ve been named the bench coach.

  • Glen | November 4, 2008 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”298157″][quote comment=”298154″]http://static.flickr.com/63/171277644_0cbd5abb9b_b.jpg[/quote]

    Are those ghost flames on the helmet? Or is it polka dots?[/quote]

    The former.

    You can see them here as well:

    http://www.bevosport...

    http://farm1.static....

    http://www.nationalc...

    I could have sworn that the white helmets had it as well, but I see nothing to substantiate it.

    Look what else I found…a Belotti Bold number chart:

    http://static.flickr...

    I know they may be hideous but i still kinda like them. the unis are another story. But I do really like the raised O in the nose guard.

  • Ricko | November 4, 2008 at 12:39 pm |

    Searching the Internet for something to do with work (honest, it really can be used for that, amazing) I found these…
    http://news.alibaba....

    Cool. Doesn’t have to look like a pine tree. Anyone know if NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL teams are available? I’d look, but that, well, that really wouldn’t have anything to do with work. LOL.

  • skott daltonic | November 4, 2008 at 12:45 pm |

    just got back from the local poll.
    proudly voted for Barack wearing my RedSox style “obama” t-shirt hidden under my sick of it all hoodie.

    got my sticker which was typical white w/ flag and ” i voted “.
    not even and exclamation point. huh.

    hope everyone makes it out to the polls not matter who you’re voting for and i hope the weather is as nice where you are as it is in boston! it’s about as nice as a day can be in November…divine intervention, maybe?

    probably just the earth dying.

    uni note: i LOVE the blackhawks 3rd jersey. really great. can’t wait for the Bruins to bust out theirs…so happy to see the teddy bear head go away!

  • Ricko | November 4, 2008 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”298172″]Searching the Internet for something to do with work (honest, it really can be used for that, amazing) I found these…
    http://news.alibaba....

    Cool. Doesn’t have to look like a pine tree. Anyone know if NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL teams are available? I’d look, but that, well, that really wouldn’t have anything to do with work. LOL.[/quote]

    Shoot, I meant, Any that look like jerseys? I know here are plenty of logo merchandise items out there.

  • Namhob | November 4, 2008 at 12:50 pm |

    I’m at work, but far less worried about big brother…

    http://www.legendsar...

  • LI Phil | November 4, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”298174″][quote comment=”298172″]Searching the Internet for something to do with work (honest, it really can be used for that, amazing) I found these…
    http://news.alibaba....

    Cool. Doesn’t have to look like a pine tree. Anyone know if NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL teams are available? I’d look, but that, well, that really wouldn’t have anything to do with work. LOL.[/quote]

    Shoot, I meant, Any that look like jerseys? I know here are plenty of logo merchandise items out there.[/quote]

    prolly LOTS of them out there for the major sports, but here are some hockey ones

  • olo | November 4, 2008 at 12:52 pm |

    Those Redskins uniforms last night were bitchin! Best decision that franchise has ever made.

  • JTH | November 4, 2008 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”298174″][quote comment=”298172″]Searching the Internet for something to do with work (honest, it really can be used for that, amazing) I found these…
    http://news.alibaba....

    Cool. Doesn’t have to look like a pine tree. Anyone know if NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL teams are available? I’d look, but that, well, that really wouldn’t have anything to do with work. LOL.[/quote]

    Shoot, I meant, Any that look like jerseys? I know here are plenty of logo merchandise items out there.[/quote]
    Those things are AIR FRESHENERS? I had no idea. I’ve seen lots of people driving around with the little Polish & Mexican teams’ soccer jersey things hanging from their mirrors and for some reason I never made the air freshener connection.

  • Namhob | November 4, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”298175″]I’m at work, but far less worried about big brother…

    http://www.legendsar...
    Though it looks like they only carry the Tigers and the Cardinals.

  • Christopher | November 4, 2008 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”298084″][quote comment=”298082″]What ? No word of last night Redskins’ all burgundy abomination…[/quote]

    Somebody didn’t read the Ticker very closely.[/quote]

    At the risk of looking like an idiot… I’m totally not seeing it?

  • Justin in AR | November 4, 2008 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”298180″][quote comment=”298084″][quote comment=”298082″]What ? No word of last night Redskins’ all burgundy abomination…[/quote]

    Somebody didn’t read the Ticker very closely.[/quote]

    At the risk of looking like an idiot… I’m totally not seeing it?[/quote]

    This should help you…
    The Steelers played a scrimmage against some D3 college team last night. …
    It’s a coupla paces up from the vote button.

  • El Rey | November 4, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    Palin voted. Looks like she has to a little work before going to Arizona.

    McCain was sporting the gold tie.

  • El Rey | November 4, 2008 at 1:08 pm |

    Palin voted. Looks like she has to a little work before going to Arizona.

    McCain was sporting the gold tie.

  • Jim McCue | November 4, 2008 at 1:14 pm |

    I ordered a Jersey Name Frame last year for my brother. It was a replica of his high school soccer goalkeeper jersey and Joe did a phenomenal job. He was in contact to discuss colors and provided excellent customer service. Count me as a satisfied customer.

    Now, I just wish that my brother got the clue and had one made for me.

  • JTH | November 4, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”298178″][quote comment=”298174″][quote comment=”298172″]Searching the Internet for something to do with work (honest, it really can be used for that, amazing) I found these…
    http://news.alibaba....

    Cool. Doesn’t have to look like a pine tree. Anyone know if NFL, MLB, NBA or NHL teams are available? I’d look, but that, well, that really wouldn’t have anything to do with work. LOL.[/quote]

    Shoot, I meant, Any that look like jerseys? I know here are plenty of logo merchandise items out there.[/quote]
    Those things are AIR FRESHENERS? I had no idea. I’ve seen lots of people driving around with the little Polish & Mexican teams’ soccer jersey things hanging from their mirrors and for some reason I never made the air freshener connection.[/quote]
    I take it back. I’m pretty sure those aren’t what I’ve seen. For one thing, I don’t think the ones I’ve seen are made of cardboard, but rather from fabric. And they look like they’re on little miniature clothes hangers. Also, they’re more like full uniforms — jersey and shorts.

    Of course, I’ve never seen one up close…

  • Joe Hilseberg | November 4, 2008 at 1:21 pm |

    Has this image been posted before? 2009 road uni concepts?

    http://thespungo.eam...

  • mike 2 | November 4, 2008 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”298169″][quote comment=”298167″][quote comment=”298162″]Crap! Logo change upcoming for Team Canada:

    http://www.tsn.ca/ca...

    … what! This is brutal… ah, just win gold baby!

    p.s. congrats Phil – looking forward to your contributions.[/quote]

    I see that TSN has ESPN Classic, but other than that do they have any association with ABC/Disney? Not sure if this has been discussed before but the TSN logo is strikingly similar to the Worldwide Leader’s.[/quote]

    prolly touched on more than once, but it was in the comments on september 30…apparently the WWL owns 25% of TSN…[/quote]

    Although they use the “Espn Classic” brand in canada its a completely different set of programming from ESPN Classic the U.S. – mostly based on old TSN shows, not ESPN. Lots of hockey, CFL and curling.

  • James | November 4, 2008 at 1:46 pm |

    In regards to the memorial stickers, a local high school, Scott High of Huntsville, Tennessee, recently lost 4 cheerleaders in a car wreck and this pic shows the helmet memorial and what their helmets usually look like. Notice the 4 small crosses on the front with the large cross on the sides and the small S on the back.

    [url=http://www.divshare.com/download/5744462-05d][img]http://www.divshare.com/img/thumb/5744462-05d.jpg[/img][/url]

  • The Hemogoblin | November 4, 2008 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”298186″]Has this image been posted before? 2009 road uni concepts?

    http://thespungo.eam...

    GAAAAAAAAAAAH! Those would be horrible.

  • James | November 4, 2008 at 1:54 pm |

    This might help

  • Kevin M. | November 4, 2008 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”298189″][quote comment=”298186″]Has this image been posted before? 2009 road uni concepts?

    http://thespungo.eam...

    GAAAAAAAAAAAH! Those would be horrible.[/quote]

    IIRC the Tampa Bay one has already been reported to be true. Maybe not with the road BP hat as shown.

  • LI Phil | November 4, 2008 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”298190″]This might help

    [/quote]

    here ya go

  • James | November 4, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    I hope this works

    [URL=http://img80.imageshack.us/my.php?image=scotthighschoolpic1bc7.jpg][IMG]http://img80.imageshack.us/img80/5236/scotthighschoolpic1bc7.th.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

  • Mark K | November 4, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    College football tonight in Buffalo (ESPN2 7:30)…

    Both teams will accentuate the Red vs. Blue political theme of the day as the Bulls will be in all blue uniforms and the RedHawks of Miami will be in all red. The teams got an NCAA exemption to do so.

  • James | November 4, 2008 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”298192″][quote comment=”298190″]This might help

    [/quote]

    here ya go[/quote]

    Thanks, I’m trying to feed my baby, read the comments and post this!!!

  • Glen | November 4, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”298187″][quote comment=”298169″][quote comment=”298167″][quote comment=”298162″]Crap! Logo change upcoming for Team Canada:

    http://www.tsn.ca/ca...

    … what! This is brutal… ah, just win gold baby!

    p.s. congrats Phil – looking forward to your contributions.[/quote]

    I see that TSN has ESPN Classic, but other than that do they have any association with ABC/Disney? Not sure if this has been discussed before but the TSN logo is strikingly similar to the Worldwide Leader’s.[/quote]

    prolly touched on more than once, but it was in the comments on september 30…apparently the WWL owns 25% of TSN…[/quote]

    Although they use the “Espn Classic” brand in canada its a completely different set of programming from ESPN Classic the U.S. – mostly based on old TSN shows, not ESPN. Lots of hockey, CFL and curling.[/quote]

    I thought ESPN owned TSN

  • Glen | November 4, 2008 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”298191″][quote comment=”298189″][quote comment=”298186″]Has this image been posted before? 2009 road uni concepts?

    http://thespungo.eam...

    GAAAAAAAAAAAH! Those would be horrible.[/quote]

    IIRC the Tampa Bay one has already been reported to be true. Maybe not with the road BP hat as shown.[/quote]

    Gotta love the logo creep

  • JTH | November 4, 2008 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”298140″]The “ever shrinking uni sleeve” is kills not only TV numbers, but jersey stripes as well… check the steelers for example, this really bugs me

    Compare Dallas Baker to Santonio Holmes

    anyone else notice any sleeve cuts ruining a Jersey/Jersey Stripes for other teams?[/quote]

    Not as egregious as the Steelers’ semi-stripe look, but check out the spacing between the bottom two stripes in these:

    Exhibit 1: Desmond Clark (#88)
    Exhibit B: Brian Urlacher
    Exhibit III: Trumaine McBride & Brandon McGowan

    And of course, the way it should look.

  • simulated steve | November 4, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”298173″]just got back from the local poll.
    proudly voted for Barack wearing my RedSox style “obama” t-shirt hidden under my sick of it all hoodie.

    got my sticker which was typical white w/ flag and ” i voted “.
    not even and exclamation point. huh.

    hope everyone makes it out to the polls not matter who you’re voting for and i hope the weather is as nice where you are as it is in boston! it’s about as nice as a day can be in November…divine intervention, maybe?

    probably just the earth dying.

    uni note: i LOVE the blackhawks 3rd jersey. really great. can’t wait for the Bruins to bust out theirs…so happy to see the teddy bear head go away![/quote]

    I know I will regret this post…but, after reading your post, I walked over to my polling place and canceled out your vote.

    back to the hawks- I wonder if this logo would look better on the alternate http://www.sportslog...

  • LI Phil | November 4, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”298199″]after reading your post, I walked over to my polling place and canceled out your vote.[/quote]

    depends on where he voted

  • Luke | November 4, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    I’m not one for self promotion or getting giddy about being in the Ticker, but I submitted that Marc Andre Fleury mask note to Paul two weeks ago and it never made the Ticker until now when someone else submitted it.

  • JTH | November 4, 2008 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”298201″]I’m not one for self promotion or getting giddy about being in the Ticker, but I submitted that Marc Andre Fleury mask note to Paul two weeks ago and it never made the Ticker until now when someone else submitted it.[/quote]
    Don’t take it personally. Paul’s a busy man. I’ve submitted tons of stuff. Some of it he posts, some he doesn’t. Today, he posted the thing I submitted about the Blackhawks retiring #3 next week.

    A couple weeks ago, I sent him a thing about a junior hockey team that was wearing pink jerseys that was not posted.

    Last week, he used some screen grabs I sent in without mentioning my name.

    One time he gave credit to someone else.

    Things get missed. It happens. I’m sure no slight was intended.

  • Geeman | November 4, 2008 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”298152″]For those who like to keep track of every little thing I do, I’ve got a short piece about team colors, of a sort, on today’s Page 2 index page:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Fox, predictably, had blue states for Republicans and red states for Democrats the last two years, but I think even Fox has come around this year to the conventional ordering.

    Saw the movie “W” last night and the blue states were for Bush and red states for Clinton in the 1992 election on NBC.

  • Ricko | November 4, 2008 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”298194″]College football tonight in Buffalo (ESPN2 7:30)…

    Both teams will accentuate the Red vs. Blue political theme of the day as the Bulls will be in all blue uniforms and the RedHawks of Miami will be in all red. The teams got an NCAA exemption to do so.[/quote]

    Hope the NFL doesn’t give the Broncos and Browns permission to go all-navy and all-brown Thursday night.

    (shudder)

  • BrianC | November 4, 2008 at 3:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”298126″][quote comment=”298125″]Looking closely at the picture of Marc-Andre Fleury it appears that his jersey is made of Air-Knit and not whatever crap Reebok makes their “systems” out of. I know a lot of players were dissatisfied with them and heard rumors of a quiet change, but I wasn’t aware of any players/teams actually being allowed to dump them.[/quote]

    IIRC during last year, after several complaints, Reebok went away from the water resistance material and the Edge now uses the old material for certain panels.[/quote]

    The more I look, the more examples I find. Now if they could get rid of the untucked shirt hem…

  • Geeman | November 4, 2008 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”298203″][quote comment=”298152″]For those who like to keep track of every little thing I do, I’ve got a short piece about team colors, of a sort, on today’s Page 2 index page:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Fox, predictably, had blue states for Republicans and red states for Democrats the last two years, but I think even Fox has come around this year to the conventional ordering.

    Saw the movie “W” last night and the blue states were for Bush and red states for Clinton in the 1992 election on NBC.[/quote]

    Make that the last two election cycles (2000 and 2004), not years.

  • joe | November 4, 2008 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”298155″][quote comment=”298154″]http://static.flickr.com/63/171277644_0cbd5abb9b_b.jpg[/quote]

    Are those ghost flames on the helmet? Or is it polka dots?[/quote]
    Those are flames[/quote]

    Because when I think of a team names the ducks the first thing that comes to mind for a helmet logo is flames.

  • Justin in AR | November 4, 2008 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”298205″][quote comment=”298194″]College football tonight in Buffalo (ESPN2 7:30)…

    Both teams will accentuate the Red vs. Blue political theme of the day as the Bulls will be in all blue uniforms and the RedHawks of Miami will be in all red. The teams got an NCAA exemption to do so.[/quote]

    Hope the NFL doesn’t give the Broncos and Browns permission to go all-navy and all-brown Thursday night.

    (shudder)[/quote]

    Gah. It’s sad that I can actually see that happening. If it does, I blame you, Ricko…

  • Chris | November 4, 2008 at 3:21 pm |

    The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. A loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, “It is done.”

  • Alan | November 4, 2008 at 3:32 pm |
  • LI Phil | November 4, 2008 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”298209″][quote comment=”298205″][quote comment=”298194″]College football tonight in Buffalo (ESPN2 7:30)…

    Both teams will accentuate the Red vs. Blue political theme of the day as the Bulls will be in all blue uniforms and the RedHawks of Miami will be in all red. The teams got an NCAA exemption to do so.[/quote]

    Hope the NFL doesn’t give the Broncos and Browns permission to go all-navy and all-brown Thursday night.

    (shudder)[/quote]

    Gah. It’s sad that I can actually see that happening. If it does, I blame you, Ricko…[/quote]

    yes…blame the ricko…

    [quote comment=”298211″]Logo creep…[/quote]

    is that powers’ classroom?

  • Ricko | November 4, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”298210″]The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. A loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, “It is done.”[/quote]

    Oh, the confusion.
    Somebody walks up to you wearing that hat and you don’t know whether to say…

    “How ’bout them Phillies!”

    “Didja get your deer this year?”

    or…
    “Now, let’s think…What did we say about wandering off by yourself?”

  • Chris | November 4, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”298213″][quote comment=”298210″]The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. A loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, “It is done.”[/quote]

    Oh, the confusion.
    Somebody walks up to you wearing that hat and you don’t know whether to say…

    “How ’bout them Phillies!”

    “Didja get your deer this year?”

    or…
    “Now, let’s think…What did we say about wandering off by yourself?”[/quote]
    Oh, the humanity!

  • Bigtinypig | November 4, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    wolf’s rockin the purple tie

  • Bigtinypig | November 4, 2008 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”298215″]wolf’s rockin the purple tie[/quote]

    http://farm4.static....

    fixed

  • Bigtinypig | November 4, 2008 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”298216″][quote comment=”298215″]wolf’s rockin the purple tie[/quote]

    http://farm4.static....

    fixed[/quote]

    http://farm4.static....

    fixed- fixed. bigger size.

  • Steve | November 4, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    I’m a Skins fan and I wasn’t really fond of the all red, but I didn’t think it was “D3” bad.

  • PL | November 4, 2008 at 4:24 pm |

    A.I. is going to wear number with the Pistons!!!

  • PL | November 4, 2008 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”298219″]A.I. is going to wear number with the Pistons!!![/quote]

    I meant 1

  • Johnny O | November 4, 2008 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”298217″][quote comment=”298216″][quote comment=”298215″]wolf’s rockin the purple tie[/quote]

    http://farm4.static....

    fixed[/quote]

    http://farm4.static....

    fixed- fixed. bigger size.[/quote]

    Got a better screen grab:

    http://i147.photobuc...

  • Jack | November 4, 2008 at 4:38 pm |

    Paul, maybe you’ve mentioned this before, so if so I apologize, but what exactly is your opinion of those Cal unis? I actually have to admit that I really like them for some odd reason. They look a lot better than the Wyoming ones…I think the dark blue helmet helps to make them look a little less pale and a little more yellow.

  • Geeman | November 4, 2008 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”298218″]I’m a Skins fan and I wasn’t really fond of the all red, but I didn’t think it was “D3” bad.[/quote]

    A lot of D-3 teams these days have better uniforms than NFL and college teams (though classics like the Giants’, Cowboys’, Browns’, Raiders’, and others’ still look sharp — but see the Bengals’).

  • JTH | November 4, 2008 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”298221″][quote comment=”298217″][quote comment=”298216″][quote comment=”298215″]wolf’s rockin the purple tie[/quote]

    http://farm4.static....

    fixed[/quote]

    http://farm4.static....

    fixed- fixed. bigger size.[/quote]

    Got a better screen grab:

    http://i147.photobuc...
    His beard also appears to have a purplish hue.

  • Justin in AR | November 4, 2008 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”298220″][quote comment=”298219″]A.I. is going to wear number with the Pistons!!![/quote]

    I meant 1[/quote]

    *Begins trashing all previous AI3 gear.*

  • LI Phil | November 4, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”298225″][quote comment=”298220″][quote comment=”298219″]A.I. is going to wear number with the Pistons!!![/quote]

    I meant 1[/quote]

    *Begins trashing all previous AI3 gear.*[/quote]

    dude…you have ai3 gear?

  • Justin in AR | November 4, 2008 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”298226″][quote comment=”298225″][quote comment=”298220″][quote comment=”298219″]A.I. is going to wear number with the Pistons!!![/quote]

    I meant 1[/quote]

    *Begins trashing all previous AI3 gear.*[/quote]

    dude…you have ai3 gear?[/quote]

    Absolutely not. Meant to put on the sarcasm tag. My bad.

  • Kevin M. | November 4, 2008 at 4:59 pm |

    At work so I can’t grab it but a blowhard on MSNBC is wearing a purple tie now.

  • Zach S. | November 4, 2008 at 4:59 pm |

    Greatest nckname logo ever?

    http://www.fortwayne...

  • Ricko | November 4, 2008 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”298229″]Greatest nckname logo ever?

    http://www.fortwayne...
    Always kinda liked Lansing Lugnuts, too.

    Off to vote. Meeting daughter at polling place. She turned 21 in August. Her first presidential election, and is SO excited.

  • Chuck | November 4, 2008 at 5:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”298140″]The “ever shrinking uni sleeve” is kills not only TV numbers, but jersey stripes as well… check the steelers for example, this really bugs me

    Compare Dallas Baker to Santonio Holmes

    anyone else notice any sleeve cuts ruining a Jersey/Jersey Stripes for other teams?[/quote]
    yes, the Cleveland Browns.

  • Joe Hilseberg | November 4, 2008 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”298231″][quote comment=”298140″]The “ever shrinking uni sleeve” is kills not only TV numbers, but jersey stripes as well… check the steelers for example, this really bugs me

    Compare Dallas Baker to Santonio Holmes

    anyone else notice any sleeve cuts ruining a Jersey/Jersey Stripes for other teams?[/quote]
    yes, the Cleveland Browns.[/quote]

    yes…ALL OF THEM! It’s a league wide epidemic that we all hate.

  • jmart | November 4, 2008 at 5:35 pm |

    Did noone mention Redskins CB Carlos Rogers wearing all gold shoes last night…Kornheiser even mentioned it during the game

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

  • DenverGregg | November 4, 2008 at 5:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”298208″][quote comment=”298155″][quote comment=”298154″]http://static.flickr.com/63/171277644_0cbd5abb9b_b.jpg[/quote]

    Are those ghost flames on the helmet? Or is it polka dots?[/quote]
    Those are flames[/quote]

    Because when I think of a team names the ducks the first thing that comes to mind for a helmet logo is flames.[/quote]
    Well, grilled duck maybe.

  • simulated steve | November 4, 2008 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”298225″][quote comment=”298220″][quote comment=”298219″]A.I. is going to wear number with the Pistons!!![/quote]

    I meant 1[/quote]

    *Begins trashing all previous AI3 gear.*[/quote]

    I wonder what would happen in the NFL if more marque type players were traded. Lets say if Ocho “don’t call me chad johnson” cinco was traded to the Cowboys during the year, that the NFL would either a) require Chad to reimburse RBK for the unsold jersey’s or b) force chad to play the balance of the year in his Bengal’s jersey.

    Why didn’t this happen with Roy Williams? Well, cuz who really is buying a Lions jersey anyway???

  • Christopher | November 4, 2008 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”298196″][quote comment=”298187″][quote comment=”298169″][quote comment=”298167″][quote comment=”298162″]Crap! Logo change upcoming for Team Canada:

    http://www.tsn.ca/ca...

    … what! This is brutal… ah, just win gold baby!

    p.s. congrats Phil – looking forward to your contributions.[/quote]

    I see that TSN has ESPN Classic, but other than that do they have any association with ABC/Disney? Not sure if this has been discussed before but the TSN logo is strikingly similar to the Worldwide Leader’s.[/quote]

    prolly touched on more than once, but it was in the comments on september 30…apparently the WWL owns 25% of TSN…[/quote]

    Although they use the “Espn Classic” brand in canada its a completely different set of programming from ESPN Classic the U.S. – mostly based on old TSN shows, not ESPN. Lots of hockey, CFL and curling.[/quote]

    I thought ESPN owned TSN[/quote]

    They own 20% of it.

  • Chad G | November 4, 2008 at 5:57 pm |

    Didn’t read all the comments, but teams I know of from the 6 BCS conferences with no TV Numbers (or helmet numbers):

    ACC:
    Clemson (Nike)
    NC State (Adidas)
    Virginia (Nike)
    Virginia Tech (except white throwback) (Nike)
    Wake Forest (Nike)

    Big 12:
    Baylor (Nike)
    Missouri (Nike)

    Big East:
    Cincinnati (Adidas)
    WVU (Nike)

    Big10:
    Minnesota (Nike)
    Northwestern (Adidas)

    Pac10:
    Cal (Nike)
    Oregon (Nike)
    Stanford (Nike)

    SEC:
    Arkansas (Adidas)
    Kentucky (Nike)
    Ole Miss (Nike)

  • Mike Engle | November 4, 2008 at 6:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”298220″][quote comment=”298219″]A.I. is going to wear number with the Pistons!!![/quote]

    I meant 1[/quote]
    Just visited the Pistons’ roster as posted on SI.com. Looks like Iverson will be #23, not #1.

  • steve | November 4, 2008 at 6:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”298233″]Did noone mention Redskins CB Carlos Rogers wearing all gold shoes last night…Kornheiser even mentioned it during the game

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

    They are bright orange Nike Merucrial soccer shoes.
    http://inside.nike.c...

  • Todd | November 4, 2008 at 6:56 pm |

    Clemson DOES NOT award a leather helmet after each game. The leather helmet CJ Spiller is shown wearing is a new award given to the MVP of the BC/Clemson game, along with a team award, the O’Rourke/McFadden trophy, named afer legendary BC and Clemson players who faced each other in a bowl game in 1940.

  • Luke | November 4, 2008 at 7:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”298202″][quote comment=”298201″]I’m not one for self promotion or getting giddy about being in the Ticker, but I submitted that Marc Andre Fleury mask note to Paul two weeks ago and it never made the Ticker until now when someone else submitted it.[/quote]
    Don’t take it personally. Paul’s a busy man. I’ve submitted tons of stuff. Some of it he posts, some he doesn’t. Today, he posted the thing I submitted about the Blackhawks retiring #3 next week.

    A couple weeks ago, I sent him a thing about a junior hockey team that was wearing pink jerseys that was not posted.

    Last week, he used some screen grabs I sent in without mentioning my name.

    One time he gave credit to someone else.

    Things get missed. It happens. I’m sure no slight was intended.[/quote]

    Fair enough. No offense taken.

  • odessasteps magazine | November 4, 2008 at 7:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”298088″]Yes, Army plays D1 ice hockey, as does the Air Force Academy. Navy, however, has a club team.[/quote]

    That said, I believe Navy is the host school (or one of) for the Frozen Four next year in DC.

  • Bigtinypig | November 4, 2008 at 7:37 pm |

    Copied from Chris Cooley’s Blog http://chriscooley47...

    Last night was not a good night to be my helmet. It started out in the team warm up. I was so excited coming out of the locker room that I left the helmet in my locker. I spent the first five minutes catching balls while one of our trainers ran back inside. Into the second quarter I caught a pass on 3rd and 8 and was tackled inches short of the first. I came of the field and smashed the helmet. Good thing our equip. guys kept a spare. After not converting on 4th and 1 in the 4th quarter I smashed helmet #2. Who would have guessed something that protects your head would be fragile enough to break with a simple smash to the ground? What’s amazing is that our staff actually carried my old helmet with them to the game. 3 helmets for one person in a game, they must know me way too well. I guess it was just that kind of game.

    Any pictures to see if he wore anything but the Speed?

  • John L. | November 4, 2008 at 7:39 pm |

    Holy Crap!

    Miami U. and Buffalo are playing some election-themed monochrome football…All-Red vs. All-Blue…my eyes burn

    GO REDHAWKS!!!!

  • Ben | November 4, 2008 at 7:47 pm |

    Was this posted before?
    Brad Johnson with only one stripe http://scores.espn.g...

    Am i the only one that thinks the jerseys the players wear on Oregon and Virginia Tech look much better with short sleeves than long sleeve replicas?
    http://www.champsspo...
    http://www.champsspo...
    And as a UConn student, I am tired of there not being a correct version of their uniform for sale (not that I would buy it)
    http://www.champsspo...
    http://media.college...

  • Terri | November 4, 2008 at 8:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”298210″]The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. A loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, “It is done.”[/quote]

    Thank you! I just ordered it for my dad, and he’ll stop wearing the actual elmer fudd hats.

  • Ross | November 4, 2008 at 8:24 pm |

    Have there been any other college football games where both teams were wearing colored jerseys?

  • LI Phil | November 4, 2008 at 8:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”298247″]Have there been any other college football games where both teams were wearing colored jerseys?[/quote]

    not recently, but usc vs. ucla (i think) will be doing it this year in the rose bowl…if not this year, then definitely next

    you need special dispensation from the NCAA to both wear “darks”

  • Ross | November 4, 2008 at 8:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”298248″][quote comment=”298247″]Have there been any other college football games where both teams were wearing colored jerseys?[/quote]

    not recently, but usc vs. ucla (i think) will be doing it this year in the rose bowl…if not this year, then definitely next

    you need special dispensation from the NCAA to both wear “darks”[/quote]
    Ah, thanks. I think I remember them wearing colored jerseys in the past… it looked good back then. The UCLA blue works better than the Buffalo blue since it’s a lighter shade.

    It reminds me of soccer, where you frequently see two teams with colored uniforms, so long as they’re strongly contrasting colors.

  • Matt | November 4, 2008 at 8:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”298244″]Holy Crap!

    Miami U. and Buffalo are playing some election-themed monochrome football…All-Red vs. All-Blue…my eyes burn

    GO REDHAWKS!!!![/quote]

    Also the Buffalo players are wearing decals on the back of their helmets saying “I voted”
    GO BULLS!!!

  • MLB2PDX | November 4, 2008 at 9:12 pm |

    Drove down to the Oregon/Cal game this weekend and let me just say: it rained like a MoFo, Oregon played like crap, and the on field uni’s were a sight for sure.

    All of the Cal fans around me were complaining about how bad their uni’s were. For the first time in my life I argued with opposing fans about who’s uni was worse. As long as Oregon has the diamond plate, they can’t be topped.

    Interesting about the TV numbers though. I’ll be honest, that’s something I have never really paid attention to.

  • Carl | November 4, 2008 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”298210″]The seventh angel poured out his bowl into the air. A loud voice came out of the temple from the throne, saying, “It is done.”[/quote]

    …wow, thirty-eight bucks for a baseball cap-band? Or hat-muff? Ear flap stretch cap is just to long of a title. Somewhere Elmer Fudd is becoming a Phillies Phan.

    On other things, I’m a little disappointed with Army’s new kits. I totally dug the old ones with the Black Knight up front – http://www.atlantich...

  • Jon in SLC | November 4, 2008 at 9:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”298166″][quote comment=”298148″][quote comment=”298144″][quote comment=”298139″][quote comment=”298137″][quote comment=”298134″]I wore a purple tie to work today and I wrote in my vote for president.

    Incidentally, this will be my first of 2 purple ties this week…the next on Thursday when TCU plays Utah. Go Frogs![/quote]

    Stay tuned for the next riveting installment of “Ian K. Watch”.[/quote]

    Note to Paul: Do NOT, under any circumstances, click that photo. You WILL give yourself an aneurysm.[/quote]

    Talk about Paul’s 8th circle of Hell![/quote]

    They’re on national TV this Thursday but on the road, so it’ll be white uniforms. But the helmets will still be purple…[/quote]

    TCU’s all white looks better than their home purple/black combo. I make it out to Ft. Worth for a couple of Frogs games a year, and those home uniforms are absolutely BRUTAL! And I actually like purple. As far as the NCAA goes, TCU may be in the most desperate need to ditch the black.

    Hideous…
    http://www.nationalc...

    Ian – I’ll be at that game. I’ll see if I can grab you some pics. And it’s Utah that will need to as they are breaking out the new Under Armour black jerseys for this game. I’m guessing it’s going to be like Georgia’s bowl game/early season black jerseys. Lame. Go Utes!

  • TDsome | November 4, 2008 at 9:42 pm |

    “I VOTED” stickers on the back of Buffalo’s helmets?? Really….?

  • Captain Chaos | November 4, 2008 at 9:43 pm |

    Some guy with a goatee and one of those annoying touch maps and computer white boards on NBC is wearing a purple tie. Chuck Todd? I don’t know if that’s right. But it’s purple. A woman on CNN is wearing a purple shirt.

    I’ve been a Skins fan my whole life, and I loved those all-burgundies last night. I don’t necessarily want them to wear them all the time (but I definitely want them wearing burgundy jerseys at home), but I don’t want them to go away forever just because they played like crap in them. I honestly wouldn’t mind them 4 or 5 times a year.

  • Jon in SLC | November 4, 2008 at 9:46 pm |

    Ok, I’m an idiot. That should say Utah will need to “ditch the black”.
    I tried.

  • Ben | November 4, 2008 at 9:51 pm |

    Buffalo is another team with no TV numbers

  • JTH | November 4, 2008 at 10:02 pm |

    NBC’s electoral map on the ice of the Rockefeller Center rink is freaking brilliant!

  • Justin | November 4, 2008 at 10:03 pm |

    I keep seeing this advertisement on NHL.com and that Flames item has been making me a very confused young man. I know they don’t have a third jersey due till next year, I haven’t been able to find it anywhere on the Flames’ Shop NHL page, but there’s that tie at the neck so I’m not so sure if it’s just a fleece or a sweatshirt or anything. Plus, the flaming ‘C’ in the upper right of the makes me think all kinds of ridiculous things.

    Does anyone have clarification/ theories?

  • JTH | November 4, 2008 at 10:04 pm |

    Stewart and Colbert both sporting the red ties?

  • JTH | November 4, 2008 at 10:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”298259″]I keep seeing this advertisement on NHL.com and that Flames item has been making me a very confused young man. I know they don’t have a third jersey due till next year, I haven’t been able to find it anywhere on the Flames’ Shop NHL page, but there’s that tie at the neck so I’m not so sure if it’s just a fleece or a sweatshirt or anything. Plus, the flaming ‘C’ in the upper right of the makes me think all kinds of ridiculous things.

    Does anyone have clarification/ theories?[/quote]
    It’s a hoodie. They’ve got similar ones for other teams as well.

  • Jon in SLC | November 4, 2008 at 10:14 pm |

    An article on the Utes fans not embracing the Black so much either.

    http://www.sltrib.co...

  • JTH | November 4, 2008 at 10:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”298261″][quote comment=”298259″]I keep seeing this advertisement on NHL.com and that Flames item has been making me a very confused young man. I know they don’t have a third jersey due till next year, I haven’t been able to find it anywhere on the Flames’ Shop NHL page, but there’s that tie at the neck so I’m not so sure if it’s just a fleece or a sweatshirt or anything. Plus, the flaming ‘C’ in the upper right of the makes me think all kinds of ridiculous things.

    Does anyone have clarification/ theories?[/quote]
    It’s a hoodie. They’ve got similar ones for other teams as well.[/quote]
    Here are some more examples:

    http://spln.imageg.n...

    http://nhl.imageg.ne...

    http://fog.imageg.ne...

    http://team.imageg.n...

  • Justin | November 4, 2008 at 10:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”298263″][quote comment=”298261″][quote comment=”298259″]I keep seeing this advertisement on NHL.com and that Flames item has been making me a very confused young man. I know they don’t have a third jersey due till next year, I haven’t been able to find it anywhere on the Flames’ Shop NHL page, but there’s that tie at the neck so I’m not so sure if it’s just a fleece or a sweatshirt or anything. Plus, the flaming ‘C’ in the upper right of the makes me think all kinds of ridiculous things.

    Does anyone have clarification/ theories?[/quote]
    It’s a hoodie. They’ve got similar ones for other teams as well.[/quote]
    Here are some more examples:

    http://spln.imageg.n...

    http://nhl.imageg.ne...

    http://fog.imageg.ne...

    http://team.imageg.n...

    Ohhhh, thank you very much. You’re a big help.

  • Jamie | November 4, 2008 at 10:43 pm |

    O NOES. One of the Buffalo players is wearing a Nike uniform and an Under Armour hat! No screen grabs, but it was definitely there.

  • Carl | November 4, 2008 at 11:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”298258″]NBC’s electoral map on the ice of the Rockefeller Center rink is freaking brilliant![/quote]

    … definitely. Love the rink, also I love the Electoral College counters rising up 30 Rock. Doesn’t seem like there’s too many purple ties out there on TV – looks like many of the anchors went for the red & blue tie, or gold tie look.

  • Steve S | November 4, 2008 at 11:52 pm |

    This has probably been mentioned before but did anyone watch the “Shea Goodbye” special on SNY? I dont know if it was new or not.

  • Beardface | November 5, 2008 at 12:11 am |

    2 things…

    1. Virginia Tech is wearing all-maroon uniforms on Thursday night. Prepare for the worst

    2. I stumbled across this website today that sells absolutely gorgeous, and I mean gorgeous prints for MLB. http://www.sportspro...

  • Graham | November 5, 2008 at 3:34 am |

    Can someone settle an argument for me? Who was the first NFL player to sport dreadlocks (dreads)?

  • Benjamin Bonnet | November 5, 2008 at 4:32 am |

    Not to say that Oregon’s uniforms are good by any means, but I think that the lack of TV numbers makes a uniform look more simple, and if you look at the classic sports uniforms, usually less is more.

  • shannon knight | November 5, 2008 at 10:23 pm |

    Speaking of tv numbers I remember back in the early 80’s Indiana had a home uni that was cream colored with crimson numbers. The reason was that when opposing teams watched game film (then still in black and white)they would be unable to pick up the numbers. I know this is true because I watched the Kentucky/Indiana football game that season on a black and white tv. I could barely make out IU’s numbers. I still can’t find a reason why the cream unis caused this effect.

  • Mad Dog | November 6, 2008 at 12:03 am |

    Why couldn’t the Broncos have read that 49ers SI article before changing their logo in 1997? I bet a poll of Broncos fans would have been met with the same results.