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Jesus Puck: Uni Watch Web Site Review

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Used to be there were only two kinds of baseballs used in the big leagues: the American League ball and the National League ball, each with its respective league prexy’s signature. Nowadays almost every ball has some sort of special team or commemorative logo, but you don’t really think of baseballs as logo-driven objects. Same goes for footballs and basketballs. Hockey pucks, on the other hand, are extremely logo driven. That makes them interesting design artifacts. And that’s where the Virtual Puck Museum comes in.

The puck museum, which was recently brought to my attention by reader Jeff Pudlo, is pretty much what it sounds like: a huge collection of hockey pucks, nearly 20,000 in all, each with a unique design. And while it’s fun to see the familiar NHL logos, the site’s real value is in its documentation of other leagues — minor, junior, collegiate, European, recreational, women’s, and more. Plus there are pucks made for weddings and other special occasions, coporate pucks, puck printing stamps and boxes, and lots of historical background. Frankly, I hadn’t given much thought to puck design until now, but it turns out to be an extraordinarily deep rabbit hole. There are even certified goal pucks!

The museum is one of those addictive sites that keep you clicking around all day, so I’ll leave you to it. Have fun explaining to the boss why you didn’t get anything done today!

Uni Watch News Ticker: So it’s pretty obvious that something fishy was going on in Sunday night’s Giants game. Some jerseys were mesh and some weren’t, some sleeve stripes were horizontal and some were curved, the “ny” chest logo was missing from some jerseys, and some nameplates had smaller-than-usual lettering. Unfortunately, Joe Skiba isn’t talking, except to say he’s “working on something.” Stay tuned. … Excellent info on UNC’s use of navy blue in the latter part of this article. Do a search on “The unveiling of” and start reading from there — good stuff (with thanks to Chris Warfford). … More NFL logo follies: HT Adjemian recently picked up a Pats shirt with three different versions of the NFL Equipment shield. As you can see, one of them has the old NFL logo, and the other two have inconsistent typography on the word “Equipment” (note the differing Qs, for example). … And wait, it gets better: Chris Flinn entered the ticket lottery for the Super Bowl and got a postcard from the NFL telling him that he didn’t win — and the postcard from the NFL uses the wrong logo. … Poppy problems in Ireland (with thanks to Tom Adjemian). … TNOB (team name on back) alert: Albany State Golden Rams (with thanks to Becky Taylor). … Very interesting padded helmet on display here (big thanks, as always, to Curtis Worrell, who runs the mighty Helmet Hut operation). … RPI hockey player Alex Anger-Houlet has a first initial and a HNOB. “His brother Matt is also on the roster with similar work done to his NOB,” says A.J. Frey. … The Prexy-elect was wearing a logo-creeped Chisox cap yesterday. … Ever seen these baseball card drinking glasses before? Stephen King saw them listed on Craigslist. Very cool. … “The Orioles’ new cap was briefly posted on the New Era website Monday afternoon,” writes Kenneth Levin. “Before it could be taken down, a fellow member of the Orioles Hangout snatched a logo comparison of the old (on the right) and the new (on the left).” The official unveiling will be tomorrow. … Jen Muller took a tour of Yankee Stadium the other day and took lots of photos. Among the highlights: The plate and rubber had just been dug up, and the retired numbers and accompanying plaques already had hologram authentication stickers. … It’s not April 1st, so I don’t know what to make of this (with thanks to Pat Sokolowski). … Jeff Barak reports that there’s a company called Willabee and Ward that makes reproductions of various sports patches, many of which are available on eBay. “I bought a handful of these and then got some modern blank jerseys in the proper colors and had the patches sewn on professionally, creating my own throwbacks of the 1927 Tigers road and 1924-1927 Philadelphia Athletics (going with the road grey for more contrast with the white elephant logo),” he writes. “Yeah, they’re not wool flannel, but I also spent $260 less than a Mitchell and Ness jersey would be.” … Been a while since we’ve discussed Dartmouth’s very unusual helmet design (with thanks to Greg Trandel).

 

202 comments to Jesus Puck: Uni Watch Web Site Review

  • Harv Antle | November 11, 2008 at 8:28 am |

    The past few days have seen great comments on baseball uniforms. Keeps the hot stove stoked. Question for the experts. Most agree Detroit’s home uni is a classic. However, the road version is not so classic. What should they do? Since they use the old english D on the both the home and road cap, and since it is prominent on the home uni, should they try and incorporate it into the scheme on the roadie?

  • MPowers1634 | November 11, 2008 at 8:28 am |

    It seems that Dartmouth has the same Nike pants template as UNC:

    http://thedartmouth....

    http://tarheelblue.c...

    Later, UW…I’m going on an adventure into NYC today!

    Goin’ across the TZ Bridge to Tarrytown then taking my wife and daughters into the City on the train, which none of us have ever done.

    We have to make a stop to the VERY UNI-Centric American Girl Doll store and then possibly, if I behave…my religious temple. No, not St. Patrick’s….but Niketown!

    I’ll bring my camera…just in case!

  • Robert in Dallas | November 11, 2008 at 8:37 am |

    “Ever seen these baseball card drinking glasses before? Stephen King saw them listed on Craigslist. Very cool. … ”

    Yes. The Johnny Bench version is sitting in the Johnny Bench altar in my office.

  • Conner | November 11, 2008 at 8:37 am |

    I love the play on the little spat that happened yesterday in the title, Paul. Keep up the good work.

  • JF in DC | November 11, 2008 at 8:46 am |

    Don’t know what to say about the O’s cap insignia…if I didn’t see the “before and after” I woulda been hard pressed to find the difference.

  • David F. | November 11, 2008 at 8:51 am |

    KUDOS on the Willabee & Ward patch mention…they are very well done. I have been doing the same thing for years; started cutting twill by hand and adding the other front graphics and numbers to finish them up. Seattle Pilots, Milwaukee Braves, KC Athletics and more. Anyone interested in recreating a hard-to-find jersey? Shoot me an e-mail: frostymugs@sc.rr.com

  • Kevin M. | November 11, 2008 at 9:02 am |

    Here are two pucks I have sitting in my cube at work showing the front and back. The pucks are in the same position in both pictures. Both are official game pucks, obviously one was used just for the playoffs.

  • scott | November 11, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”299273″]The past few days have seen great comments on baseball uniforms. Keeps the hot stove stoked. Question for the experts. Most agree Detroit’s home uni is a classic. However, the road version is not so classic. What should they do? Since they use the old english D on the both the home and road cap, and since it is prominent on the home uni, should they try and incorporate it into the scheme on the roadie?[/quote]

    I like the Tigers’ road uniforms. The fact that the home and road uniforms are so different is a good thing. And it’s also nice that the Tigers have some orange in the road jerseys.

  • Mark K | November 11, 2008 at 9:10 am |

    I’m only seeing 2 different versions of the NFLE logo. The lower B&W one seems to match the color tag. Am I missing something?

  • peter | November 11, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    Paul will love this: NO PURPLE on the new Kings Jacket

    http://www.icethetic...

  • Brady Graham | November 11, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    Mr. Lukas,

    Last week I tried emailing you some old college football pictures, some from as early as 1908. Did you get them? If so, are they ticker worthy?

    Brady Graham

  • u2-horn | November 11, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    On the Pats’ shirt, the two “modern” NFL logos also have two different balls depicted.

  • peter | November 11, 2008 at 9:17 am |

    sign o’ the apocolypse #1

    http://io9.com/50806...

  • Mike Engle | November 11, 2008 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”299273″]The past few days have seen great comments on baseball uniforms. Keeps the hot stove stoked. Question for the experts. Most agree Detroit’s home uni is a classic. However, the road version is not so classic. What should they do? Since they use the old english D on the both the home and road cap, and since it is prominent on the home uni, should they try and incorporate it into the scheme on the roadie?[/quote]
    That would be cool. How about “Detroit” in Old English, slight vertical arch, navy outlined in orange (no white, I hate their current double-outline), and the Wilson numbers?
    [quote comment=”299277″]Don’t know what to say about the O’s cap insignia…if I didn’t see the “before and after” I woulda been hard pressed to find the difference.[/quote]
    New cap gets a thumbs up from me. Slightly more simplified bird, and it’s looking up. (Well, scratch that. I’m a Yankees fan. Down, birdie!)
    [quote comment=”299283″]Mr. Lukas,

    Last week I tried emailing you some old college football pictures, some from as early as 1908. Did you get them? If so, are they ticker worthy?

    Brady Graham[/quote]
    Based on my experience, no reply=wait a day or two, it’s probably hitting the Ticker. And if you don’t get a “mail error” message (i.e.: you didn’t mess up the email address), he probably got the message.
    Are you new to the site? Welcome.

  • Bill Jones | November 11, 2008 at 9:30 am |

    In last nights NFL game, the 49ers appeared to have 2 different stripe patterns on thier helmets. Most of the helmets had the standard Black-Wine Red-Black pattern, but more than one had a black-thin gold-wine red-thin gold-black pattern. I did not get any photos, but I saw the difference numerous times. My thought is that some of the newer helmets may have a raised middle seam that is wider than the wine red middle stipe, thus leaving a thin, but noticeable, gold stipe between the red and black.

    Did anyone else see this?

  • al | November 11, 2008 at 9:32 am |

    watching last nights MNF game, the niners helmet decal looked a little off. it seems they are now placing it a little higher and having it more “forward leaning”: http://www.49ers.com...

    compared to having it leaning back a little as it did earlier this year: http://www.49ers.com...

    also, compare this: http://sports.espn.g...
    to this: http://www.49ers.com...

  • u2-horn | November 11, 2008 at 9:37 am |

    [quote comment=”299287″]In last nights NFL game, the 49ers appeared to have 2 different stripe patterns on thier helmets. Most of the helmets had the standard Black-Wine Red-Black pattern, but more than one had a black-thin gold-wine red-thin gold-black pattern. I did not get any photos, but I saw the difference numerous times. My thought is that some of the newer helmets may have a raised middle seam that is wider than the wine red middle stipe, thus leaving a thin, but noticeable, gold stipe between the red and black.

    Did anyone else see this?[/quote]

    here’s a pic from the post right after yours that shows the little bit o’gold

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

    I think you may be right– it could just be the Riddell VSR4 helmet that has the seam down the middle. It’s actually an old helmet, not a newer one though.

  • Bopper | November 11, 2008 at 9:39 am |

    I am a HUGE fan of letters on the front of helmets like Dartmouth… If were in charge, Wisconsin would wear the 1963 Throwbacks in every game.

    The D on the front of the Dartmouth helmet almost gives it a lacrosse feel.

  • Dave | November 11, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    Didn’t mean to start a ruckus yesterday. My point was that Paul is a good writer, and he could have made that point without resorting to words that take the focus off the point he was trying to make.

  • John Paul Jones | November 11, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    Poppy problems in Ireland

    That should read Northern Ireland. The fact the Catholic firefighters are not wearing poppies speaks to the anti-England the Unionists (Protestants) are fretting about.

    As ashamed as I am to say it, Ireland supported Germany in WW II because they were at war with England.

  • Mark K | November 11, 2008 at 9:44 am |

    [quote comment=”299284″]On the Pats’ shirt, the two “modern” NFL logos also have two different balls depicted.[/quote]
    Yeah I suppose but it’s more of a printing difference than a different logo. It’s not the old hamburger ball in there.

  • joe hilseberg | November 11, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    the new oriole bird is pretty lame…the way its feet are it looks like it’s about to hop in the air…but not in a good way

  • LI Phil | November 11, 2008 at 9:48 am |

    [quote]It’s not April 1st, so I don’t know what to make of this[/quote]

    time to get this guy on it (i miss mad dog sometimes)

  • John Ekdahl | November 11, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”299295″]time to get this guy on it (i miss mad dog sometimes)[/quote]
    sometimes?

  • peter | November 11, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”299295″][quote]It’s not April 1st, so I don’t know what to make of this[/quote]

    time to get this guy on it (i miss mad dog sometimes)[/quote]

    …sometimes?? I sleep better at night that he’s off the FAN….say anything neg. about the SF. Giants and he’d yell at you…even if you agreed with him he’d say you were wrong and call you a moron!!

  • Jason | November 11, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    With the NFL problem, it just seems like its another case of Reebok(Adidas) screwing things up as usual, you know because they make those shirts. I like the equipment logo but come on, get it right!

  • Billy | November 11, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    I like the new Orioles hat. It looks more like a logo and less like an “Audubon Society Bird Guide.” It fits on the front of the hat better and is more symmetric.

  • Justin in AR | November 11, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    So, it appears to me that the Yanks are making little progress on the “deconstruction”, if you will, of old Yankee Stadium. They’re still giving tours of that place. I’d be interested in seeing progress over at Shea. I’m sure the Mets aren’t giving tours of Shea. Are they?

  • Scott Andrews | November 11, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    I manage bands for a company based in DC. One of our bands, Strike Anywhere, recently finished up a Canadian tour. The band wanted a unique merchandise item, so we found a company called OGP that makes custom pucks. I think they turned out pretty cool: front, back.

  • John Ekdahl | November 11, 2008 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”299300″]So, it appears to me that the Yanks are making little progress on the “deconstruction”, if you will, of old Yankee Stadium. They’re still giving tours of that place. I’d be interested in seeing progress over at Shea. I’m sure the Mets aren’t giving tours of Shea. Are they?[/quote]
    They extended the tours until the end of the year at Yankee Stadium because of the demand. I believe deconstruction will start right after that.

    $20 for the tour which includes walking through the press box, clubhouse, locker room, dugout and a walk across the field to monument park. Pretty good deal, in my opinion.

  • LI Phil | November 11, 2008 at 10:09 am |

    “Any chance we’ll see Manny Ramirez in a Giants uniform next year?”

    yes there is

  • SpfldNate | November 11, 2008 at 10:11 am |

    I had one of those baseball card glasses: The Nolan Ryan one. I wonder if my mom still has it saved somewhere…

    I think my dad had the Lou Gehrig one. I think they were some sort of giveaway at McDonald’s, though I could be mistaken about that…

  • Tom | November 11, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    For Bryan –

    GW and George Mason are getting new mascots. Looks like “Gunston” will soon be no more.

    What’s a “Gunston” anyway?

  • Glen | November 11, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    Riddell and NY nose guards

    http://assets.giants...

  • Frank from B-more | November 11, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    That’s it, that is the redesigned O’s cap. I am really disappointed that the last three redesigns have done little to update what is basically a photograph. I was hoping for something new and different. I am not nearly as excited about the uni unvealing now (except I am still looking forward to the Baltimore road uni). Looks like I will be sticking with my cartoon bird cap.

  • Stuby | November 11, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”299303″]”Any chance we’ll see Manny Ramirez in a Giants uniform next year?”

    yes there is[/quote]
    Yeah. That’s exactly what the Giants need.

  • al | November 11, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    shea is definately not giving out any tours.

    http://sports.websho...

    they yanks are in no rush since it is becoming a park … shea on the other hand is going to be paved and they are going to put up a parking lot.

  • Macky | November 11, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    So last night, a friend and I are discussing the grinded down Jumpman logo on one of the Giants players Jordan cleats. Then when I mentioned to him the “other” Giants jerseys, he said that material looks really similar to the new Nike “Enforcer” jerseys which is the SoD version for football. Is this why Skiba isn’t talking? Someone have to put a car battery on his nipples.

  • LI Phil | November 11, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”299306″]Riddell and NY nose guards

    http://assets.giants...

    what’s that tat on plax’s arm? his IQ?

  • steve | November 11, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    I thought I read here that they are leaving Yankee Stadium up incase of any construction delays in either of two new NY stadiums.

  • Cathy | November 11, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”299305″]For Bryan –

    GW and George Mason are getting new mascots. Looks like “Gunston” will soon be no more.

    What’s a “Gunston” anyway?[/quote]

    Gunston Hall is where George Mason lived. Hence, “Gunston” the stupid furry mascot. Thankfully, they are getting rid of him. Nothing says low mid major like a sesame street knock off for a mascott.

    Speaking of Mason. Yesterday’s ESPN article linked to Mason’s SoD uniforms. That was just a rumored rendition. The actual uniforms are these http://1.bp.blogspot....

  • BJ Lanier | November 11, 2008 at 10:41 am |

    Looks like someone likes those Helmet go carts a bit…

    http://www.amazon.co...

  • Eric Romain | November 11, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    Those old pucks remind me how great the Black/orange color scheme is for the NHL. I would do anything to see the old NHL shield come back.

  • B. Coli | November 11, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”299311″][quote comment=”299306″]Riddell and NY nose guards

    http://assets.giants...

    what’s that tat on plax’s arm? his IQ?[/quote]

    Maybe it’s like the “57” on a bottle of Heinz ketchup: you hit the tattoo and the ball comes out easier.

    To any Orioles fans: can you compare the new hat to the version the O’s used in the mid-90s? I seem to remember it looking similar.

  • Billy | November 11, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”299316″][quote comment=”299311″][quote comment=”299306″]Riddell and NY nose guards

    http://assets.giants...

    what’s that tat on plax’s arm? his IQ?[/quote]

    Maybe it’s like the “57” on a bottle of Heinz ketchup: you hit the tattoo and the ball comes out easier.

    To any Orioles fans: can you compare the new hat to the version the O’s used in the mid-90s? I seem to remember it looking similar.[/quote]

    http://i35.tinypic.c...

    90’s, new, old/current

  • u2-horn | November 11, 2008 at 10:48 am |

    Uniwatch love on Brand New:

    http://www.undercons...

  • Robert in Dallas | November 11, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”299299″]I like the new Orioles hat. It looks more like a logo and less like an “Audubon Society Bird Guide.” It fits on the front of the hat better and is more symmetric.[/quote]

    Back when the Orioles went from the birdhead to the full bird, one of the reasons that I recall reading was that they wanted a more ornithologically correct logo. They now seem to be getting away from it just a wee bit.

  • Marcus from B-More | November 11, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”299318″]Uniwatch love on Brand New:

    http://www.undercons...

    darn it – you beat me to it!!

  • Rico Petrocelli | November 11, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”299277″]Don’t know what to say about the O’s cap insignia…if I didn’t see the “before and after” I woulda been hard pressed to find the difference.[/quote]

    Yeah, why bother?

  • Marcus from B-More | November 11, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”299317″][quote comment=”299316″][quote comment=”299311″][quote comment=”299306″]Riddell and NY nose guards

    http://assets.giants...

    what’s that tat on plax’s arm? his IQ?[/quote]

    Maybe it’s like the “57” on a bottle of Heinz ketchup: you hit the tattoo and the ball comes out easier.

    To any Orioles fans: can you compare the new hat to the version the O’s used in the mid-90s? I seem to remember it looking similar.[/quote]

    http://i35.tinypic.c...

    90’s, new, old/current[/quote]

    brings back memories of the greytopped hat that i had when i was young

  • scott | November 11, 2008 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”299307″]That’s it, that is the redesigned O’s cap. I am really disappointed that the last three redesigns have done little to update what is basically a photograph. I was hoping for something new and different. I am not nearly as excited about the uni unvealing now (except I am still looking forward to the Baltimore road uni). Looks like I will be sticking with my cartoon bird cap.[/quote]

    It’s funny, when the Orioles went to the ornithologically correct bird, the year after the team’s dreadful 0-21 start, all the fans loved it. Now it seems the fans want to return to the cartoon bird days?

  • Johnny F. | November 11, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    I watched Duke take on Presbyterian in the 2K classic last night, and learned that the Presbyterian nickname is the “Blue Hose”.

    What the hell does that mean?

  • JTH | November 11, 2008 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”299273″]The past few days have seen great comments on baseball uniforms. Keeps the hot stove stoked. Question for the experts. Most agree Detroit’s home uni is a classic. However, the road version is not so classic. What should they do? Since they use the old english D on the both the home and road cap, and since it is prominent on the home uni, should they try and incorporate it into the scheme on the roadie?[/quote]
    No way. One of the best things about the Tigers’ unis is that they almost look like a completely different team on the road.

    Very few others do a road jersey that looks COMPLETELY different from the home one: Cubs, White Sox, Reds and Yankees. A few more are noticably different, but maybe not at a quick glance: Mets, Blue Jays, Padres, Giants, Twins and now we can add the Nationals to that list. (Did I miss anyone? Alts don’t count.)

    The one thing the Tigers have that none of these teams do is a completely different color scheme on the road.

    The vast majority of teams just do what it basically a road version of their home uniform.

  • Harv Antle | November 11, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    The Tigers’ contrasting fonts bother me. Old english on the cap and script on the shirt for the roadie. Just think there should be some consistency. Maybe change the road cap?

  • Marcus from B-More | November 11, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”299323″][quote comment=”299307″]That’s it, that is the redesigned O’s cap. I am really disappointed that the last three redesigns have done little to update what is basically a photograph. I was hoping for something new and different. I am not nearly as excited about the uni unvealing now (except I am still looking forward to the Baltimore road uni). Looks like I will be sticking with my cartoon bird cap.[/quote]

    It’s funny, when the Orioles went to the ornithologically correct bird, the year after the team’s dreadful 0-21 start, all the fans loved it. Now it seems the fans want to return to the cartoon bird days?[/quote]
    [quote comment=\”299323\”][quote comment=\”299307\”]That\’s it, that is the redesigned O\’s cap. I am really disappointed that the last three redesigns have done little to update what is basically a photograph. I was hoping for something new and different. I am not nearly as excited about the uni unvealing now (except I am still looking forward to the Baltimore road uni). Looks like I will be sticking with my cartoon bird cap.[/quote]

    It\’s funny, when the Orioles went to the ornithologically correct bird, the year after the team\’s dreadful 0-21 start, all the fans loved it. Now it seems the fans want to return to the cartoon bird days?[/quote]

    i guess we need change after the last 8 years of bush – er i mean the last 11 years of sub .500 baseball

  • Tim | November 11, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    The Giants jerseys are looking like the Steelers’ old durene jerseys they wore in their “starter” days. It looks like Brandon Jacobs even has a rounded collar instead of a v-neck (though it could be just stretched out). I love the look. I hope they keep it–and maybe inspire some copycats.

  • LI Phil | November 11, 2008 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”299325″]The vast majority of teams just do what it basically a road version of their home uniform.[/quote]

    and who might that be?

    those are the ‘mirror’ image teams…those who simply add a ‘road script’ (in ’08 – like this) are: boston, cleveland, kc, minnesota, oakland, seattle, texas, toronto (sort of), arizona, atlanta, colorado, florida, LAD, pitty, san fran, and washington

    /some teams (like StL) throw on a ‘road cap’ but their jersey’s and pants are identical, save for the gray

  • Frank from B-more | November 11, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”299323″][quote comment=”299307″]That’s it, that is the redesigned O’s cap. I am really disappointed that the last three redesigns have done little to update what is basically a photograph. I was hoping for something new and different. I am not nearly as excited about the uni unvealing now (except I am still looking forward to the Baltimore road uni). Looks like I will be sticking with my cartoon bird cap.[/quote]

    It’s funny, when the Orioles went to the ornithologically correct bird, the year after the team’s dreadful 0-21 start, all the fans loved it. Now it seems the fans want to return to the cartoon bird days?[/quote]

    The O’s won their 3 WS titles and had a much better winning precentage with the Cartoon Bird. By 1988 the unis were outdated, with elastic waistbands and big tricolor cuffs on the sleeve. I think the longing for the cartoon bird is generational, fans my age miss the cartoon bird, but youngers fans only remember it as a loser. I would love to see it back as a Friday cap or a BP cap, if it isn’t going to be the primary logo. The problem is the O’s have adjusted the hat 3-4 times since they switched from the Cartoon bird, with only one change very noticable (first to second)

  • interlockingtc | November 11, 2008 at 11:22 am |

    That puck sight is amazing.

    What is it about the puck that makes it such an endearing little piece of equipment? It fits so nicely in the hand. It has a comforting heft about it. The design is so simple, so economical. It’s just rubber. And do those logos pop out ever so nicely on its flat, black frame.

    Oh, yeah…they’re lethal weapons, too.

  • Marcus from B-More | November 11, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”299329″][quote comment=”299325″]The vast majority of teams just do what it basically a road version of their home uniform.[/quote]

    and who might that be?

    those are the ‘mirror’ image teams…those who simply add a ‘road script’ (in ’08 – like this) are: boston, cleveland, kc, minnesota, oakland, seattle, texas, toronto (sort of), arizona, atlanta, colorado, florida, LAD, pitty, san fran, and washington

    /some teams (like StL) throw on a ‘road cap’ but their jersey’s and pants are identical, save for the gray[/quote]

    we’ll see where “Dem O’s” will no longer be on this list tomorrow, hon :-)

  • Marcus from B-More | November 11, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”299332″][quote comment=”299329″][quote comment=”299325″]The vast majority of teams just do what it basically a road version of their home uniform.[/quote]

    and who might that be?

    those are the ‘mirror’ image teams…those who simply add a ‘road script’ (in ’08 – like this) are: boston, cleveland, kc, minnesota, oakland, seattle, texas, toronto (sort of), arizona, atlanta, colorado, florida, LAD, pitty, san fran, and washington

    /some teams (like StL) throw on a ‘road cap’ but their jersey’s and pants are identical, save for the gray[/quote]

    we’ll see where “Dem O’s” will no longer be on this list tomorrow, hon :-)[/quote]

    *if “Dem O’s”

  • Un-Original Jim | November 11, 2008 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”299324″]I watched Duke take on Presbyterian in the 2K classic last night, and learned that the Presbyterian nickname is the “Blue Hose”.

    What the hell does that mean?[/quote]

    Same thing as Red Sox. Most early sports teams were nicknamed by the newspaper sports writers of the day, who tended to be a bit florid.

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

    [quote comment=”299332″][quote comment=”299329″][quote comment=”299325″]The vast majority of teams just do what it basically a road version of their home uniform.[/quote]

    and who might that be?

    those are the ‘mirror’ image teams…those who simply add a ‘road script’ (in ’08 – like this) are: boston, cleveland, kc, minnesota, oakland, seattle, texas, toronto (sort of), arizona, atlanta, colorado, florida, LAD, pitty, san fran, and washington

    /some teams (like StL) throw on a ‘road cap’ but their jersey’s and pants are identical, save for the gray[/quote]

    we’ll see where “Dem O’s” will no longer be on this list tomorrow, hon :-)[/quote]
    I wasn’t talking strictly about the “mirror images” Phil references above. My understanding is that the new O’s jersey will have “Baltimore” in the same script as the current “Orioles.” Or have you heard differently?

  • Marcus from B-More | November 11, 2008 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”299335″][quote comment=”299332″][quote comment=”299329″][quote comment=”299325″]The vast majority of teams just do what it basically a road version of their home uniform.[/quote]

    and who might that be?

    those are the ‘mirror’ image teams…those who simply add a ‘road script’ (in ’08 – like this) are: boston, cleveland, kc, minnesota, oakland, seattle, texas, toronto (sort of), arizona, atlanta, colorado, florida, LAD, pitty, san fran, and washington

    /some teams (like StL) throw on a ‘road cap’ but their jersey’s and pants are identical, save for the gray[/quote]

    we’ll see where “Dem O’s” will no longer be on this list tomorrow, hon :-)[/quote]
    I wasn’t talking strictly about the “mirror images” Phil references above. My understanding is that the new O’s jersey will have “Baltimore” in the same script as the current “Orioles.” Or have you heard differently?[/quote]

    i’ve been looking online trying to find ANYTHING on it – blogs, anyhere! no rumors to report on

  • JTH | November 11, 2008 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”299329″]those who simply add a ‘road script’ (in ’08 – like this) are: boston, cleveland, kc, minnesota, oakland, seattle, texas, toronto (sort of), arizona, atlanta, colorado, florida, LAD, pitty, san fran, and washington [/quote]
    Not really. Toronto’s ’08 home and roads are actually quite different. Same goes for the Twins and Giants.

  • JTH | November 11, 2008 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”299331″]Oh, yeah…they’re lethal weapons, too.[/quote]
    One was nearly the cause of a violent confrontation in my house on Sunday. The 2-and-a half-year-old called it a hockey “pack” and the not-quite-5-year-old corrected her. She insisted on calling it a “pack,” further angering her big brother. I had to step in before it got ugly.

    And if you’re waiting for the obligatory cheesy “penalty box” reference, you’re out of lu…. DAMMIT!

  • Johnny F. | November 11, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”299334″][quote comment=”299324″]I watched Duke take on Presbyterian in the 2K classic last night, and learned that the Presbyterian nickname is the “Blue Hose”.

    What the hell does that mean?[/quote]

    Same thing as Red Sox. Most early sports teams were nicknamed by the newspaper sports writers of the day, who tended to be a bit florid.[/quote]

    I don\’t know why, as an avid uniwatcher, it took me almost an hour + this post, to figure it out. I guess, I had a mental block, and was picturing blue garden hoses everywhere. Anybody have an extra cup of coffee available?

    I think, due to my lack of focus this morning, I’m going to bury myself if that glorious puck site.

  • JTH | November 11, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”299337″][quote comment=”299329″]those who simply add a ‘road script’ (in ’08 – like this) are: boston, cleveland, kc, minnesota, oakland, seattle, texas, toronto (sort of), arizona, atlanta, colorado, florida, LAD, pitty, san fran, and washington [/quote]
    Not really. Toronto’s ’08 home and roads are actually quite different. Same goes for the Twins and Giants.[/quote]
    OK, that tiny image does a poor job at illustrating the differences for the Giants. These should work better:
    Home
    Road

  • Johnny F. | November 11, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”299338″][quote comment=”299331″]Oh, yeah…they’re lethal weapons, too.[/quote]
    One was nearly the cause of a violent confrontation in my house on Sunday. The 2-and-a half-year-old called it a hockey “pack” and the not-quite-5-year-old corrected her. She insisted on calling it a “pack,” further angering her big brother. I had to step in before it got ugly.

    And if you’re waiting for the obligatory cheesy “penalty box” reference, you’re out of lu…. DAMMIT![/quote]

    Yea! Send ’em to the SIN BIN! (Or is that not PC enough for the readers of UniWatch?) :P

  • Marcus from B-More | November 11, 2008 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”299335″][quote comment=”299332″][quote comment=”299329″][quote comment=”299325″]The vast majority of teams just do what it basically a road version of their home uniform.[/quote]

    and who might that be?

    those are the ‘mirror’ image teams…those who simply add a ‘road script’ (in ’08 – like this) are: boston, cleveland, kc, minnesota, oakland, seattle, texas, toronto (sort of), arizona, atlanta, colorado, florida, LAD, pitty, san fran, and washington

    /some teams (like StL) throw on a ‘road cap’ but their jersey’s and pants are identical, save for the gray[/quote]

    we’ll see where “Dem O’s” will no longer be on this list tomorrow, hon :-)[/quote]
    I wasn’t talking strictly about the “mirror images” Phil references above. My understanding is that the new O’s jersey will have “Baltimore” in the same script as the current “Orioles.” Or have you heard differently?[/quote]

    it would also be cool if instead of a gray/grey away, we could be in the buff

  • Freddiepickles | November 11, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=\”299329\”][quote comment=\”299325\”]The vast majority of teams just do what it basically a road version of their home uniform.[/quote]

    and who might that be?

    those are the \’mirror\’ image teams…those who simply add a \’road script\’ (in \’08 – like this) are: boston, cleveland, kc, minnesota, oakland, seattle, texas, toronto (sort of), arizona, atlanta, colorado, florida, LAD, pitty, san fran, and washington

    /some teams (like StL) throw on a \’road cap\’ but their jersey\’s and pants are identical, save for the gray[/quote]
    You for got the World Series Champion – Philadelphia Phillies as those with a mirror image.
    http://exhibits.base...

  • Johnny F. | November 11, 2008 at 12:02 pm |

    Anyone notice Kurt Warner last night… with gloves on both his throwing and non-throwing hands? It must not be a “cold” thing, as the game was in AZ.

    As a guy who has played QB a bit in his past… I don’t know how KW does it. I’ve played in well below freezing temps, and always did my best to not have any type of glove on my throwing hand. Anybody know more about the type of technology on this throwing glove? If it’s anything like the ones of 3 to 5 to 8 years ago….I don’t know how/why he does it. Does he have sweaty hand issues or something?

  • Joe Drennan | November 11, 2008 at 12:08 pm |

    I love that puck museum. I found it a few years back and event send in some pictures of some of the pucks I have and even got them to add the high school division when I sent them the puck from my alma matter Brother Rice in Chicago. I added some in the DIII from the MIAC too when I sent in a the many different pucks we used during my 4 years at Saint Mary’s in Minnesota. Oddly enough I haven’t gone to the site in ages, but went back there the other day to look around and kill time at work.

  • Tim | November 11, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    To be fair, the NFL probably outsourced the selection of Super Bowl lottery winners to some sweepstakes company, and didnt bother to send them proper artwork.

    Still on the NFL, but it’s not like it came directly from the Corporate Office.

    I’m in Ohio and don’t believe the NFL has an outpost in the area….we barely have a team(s).

  • JJD | November 11, 2008 at 12:25 pm |

    I didn’t see it in the comments here, and maybe it was covered yesterday, but the Giants were driving me CRAZY because several of them had much closer spacing on the numbers on their backs.

    Best example I could find. Look at 96 vs. 31, and that’s not the camera angle. Toomer’s 81 was also suspect, as was Jacobs’ 27.

  • Huggins | November 11, 2008 at 12:30 pm |

    I’m disappointed Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers of the Edmonton Oilers copped out and only puts Deslauriers on his jersey. He could have went elbow to elbow with it like Nick Polychronopoulous of the Lethbridge Hurricanes back in the day.

  • Marcus from B-More | November 11, 2008 at 12:33 pm |
  • Mike Engle | November 11, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”299350″]I’m disappointed Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers of the Edmonton Oilers copped out and only puts Deslauriers on his jersey. He could have went elbow to elbow with it like Nick Polychronopoulous of the Lethbridge Hurricanes back in the day.[/quote]
    In other news, I haven’t seen such a bad jersey-to-pads mismatch since Marc-Andre Fleury’s Pac-Man yellow equipment.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 11, 2008 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”299353″][quote comment=”299350″]I’m disappointed Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers of the Edmonton Oilers copped out and only puts Deslauriers on his jersey. He could have went elbow to elbow with it like Nick Polychronopoulous of the Lethbridge Hurricanes back in the day.[/quote]
    In other news, I haven’t seen such a bad jersey-to-pads mismatch since Marc-Andre Fleury’s Pac-Man yellow equipment.[/quote]

    That’s an eyesore, for sure.

  • Jimmy | November 11, 2008 at 12:41 pm |

    Did anyone get screen grabs of Tim Hightower’s exploding helmet last night? It was one of the first carries of the game. He lowered his head into a defender (who also lowered his head), and the resulting collision blasted paint/plastic/mask shield all over the place.

  • aflfan | November 11, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    As someone who owns over 700 pucks thanks for the link to the pucks. I have added it to my favorites list.

  • Marcus from B-More | November 11, 2008 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”299370″][quote comment=”299364″][quote comment=”299351″]could this o’s hat be real?? or is it photo shop???

    This is the website i saw it on……[/quote]

    Look at the Cubs’ BP-style cap there… the C’s in white… that site’s ridiculous.[/quote]

    Uhm… this is off the MLB Shop’s site… white C and all…

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    That one I think they got right. But I’m not from Chicago, so……[/quote]

    good catch

  • Jimmy | November 11, 2008 at 12:54 pm |

    Turns out Hightower shattered Mark Roman’s helmet visor. Couldn’t find photos, but I found YouTube clip of the play. Best view is near the end of the video.

  • Tim | November 11, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”299371″][quote comment=”299370″][quote comment=”299364″][quote comment=”299351″]could this o’s hat be real?? or is it photo shop???

    This is the website i saw it on……[/quote]

    Look at the Cubs’ BP-style cap there… the C’s in white… that site’s ridiculous.[/quote]

    Uhm… this is off the MLB Shop’s site… white C and all…

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    That one I think they got right. But I’m not from Chicago, so……[/quote]

    good catch[/quote]

    But $50 for the 3930’s and 5950’s? Do these guys get ANY business at all?

  • JTH | November 11, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”299346″]I love that puck museum. I found it a few years back and event send in some pictures of some of the pucks I have and even got them to add the high school division when I sent them the puck from my alma matter Brother Rice in Chicago. I added some in the DIII from the MIAC too when I sent in a the many different pucks we used during my 4 years at Saint Mary’s in Minnesota. Oddly enough I haven’t gone to the site in ages, but went back there the other day to look around and kill time at work.[/quote]
    Sorry to digress here, but is there a Chicago/St. Mary’s pipeline of some sort? I know many people who went to school there. Or maybe it’s just something I’m cognizant of because my dad’s an alumnus.

  • Wes | November 11, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”299309″]shea is definately not giving out any tours.

    http://sports.websho...

    they yanks are in no rush since it is becoming a park … shea on the other hand is going to be paved and they are going to put up a parking lot.[/quote]

    This page has a couple of recent aerial pics of the Shea demolition – I\’d say these shots back up the notion that tours are not being conducted! Pretty fascinating to look back through the discussion thread and see how quick the progress has been.

    http://www.baseball-...

  • Scott Gleeson Blue | November 11, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    RE: the Dartmouth helmet — would love to know in what posts this was discussed before. Seems like it’s been in arrested development from the early 60’s, no? Much like Wisconsin-o-yore: http://www.helmethut...

  • JTH | November 11, 2008 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”299380″][quote comment=”299372″][quote comment=”299367″][quote comment=”299364″][quote comment=”299351″]could this o’s hat be real?? or is it photo shop???

    This is the website i saw it on……[/quote]

    Look at the Cubs’ BP-style cap there… the C’s in white… that site’s ridiculous.[/quote]

    and that’s what makes uniwatch so awesome![/quote]
    Believe it or not, the white BP C is real.[/quote]

    That’s sacrilege.[/quote]
    Yeah, those things are awful. BP caps are generally pretty brutal, but that’s brutality at its most severe. And I get to see them quite a bit.

    Hey, that O’s fashion cap is available for mere ten bucks on MLB.com.

  • Chris in K-W | November 11, 2008 at 1:09 pm |

    That puck site is awesome! I would have never even thought of getting personalized pucks for our wedding…dammit! Although maybe not the best idea for the drunk side of the family.

  • Tim | November 11, 2008 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”299381″][quote comment=”299380″][quote comment=”299372″][quote comment=”299367″][quote comment=”299364″][quote comment=”299351″]could this o’s hat be real?? or is it photo shop???

    This is the website i saw it on……[/quote]

    Look at the Cubs’ BP-style cap there… the C’s in white… that site’s ridiculous.[/quote]

    and that’s what makes uniwatch so awesome![/quote]
    Believe it or not, the white BP C is real.[/quote]

    That’s sacrilege.[/quote]
    Yeah, those things are awful. BP caps are generally pretty brutal, but that’s brutality at its most severe. And I get to see them quite a bit.

    Hey, that O’s fashion cap is available for mere ten bucks on MLB.com.[/quote]

    Another layer added to the mystery… that cap with the block “S” that Marcus linked to is also on the MLB site but for considerably less than the one with the script “s”. Could it be that the block S” was the old cap and they recently updated to the “script S”? Marcus, you’re from “B-more”. What do you think?

  • chance | November 11, 2008 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”299317″][quote comment=”299316″][quote comment=”299311″][quote comment=”299306″]Riddell and NY nose guards

    http://assets.giants...

    what’s that tat on plax’s arm? his IQ?[/quote]

    Maybe it’s like the “57” on a bottle of Heinz ketchup: you hit the tattoo and the ball comes out easier.

    To any Orioles fans: can you compare the new hat to the version the O’s used in the mid-90s? I seem to remember it looking similar.[/quote]

    http://i35.tinypic.c...

    90’s, new, old/current[/quote]

    Actually, you’re missing one.

    1989-1997
    1998
    1999-2008
    2009-?

    They made minor modifications to the “ornithologically correct bird” the year after its introduction.

    I’ve put it together into one big graphic here.

  • Joe Drennan | November 11, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”299375″][quote comment=”299346″]I love that puck museum. I found it a few years back and event send in some pictures of some of the pucks I have and even got them to add the high school division when I sent them the puck from my alma matter Brother Rice in Chicago. I added some in the DIII from the MIAC too when I sent in a the many different pucks we used during my 4 years at Saint Mary’s in Minnesota. Oddly enough I haven’t gone to the site in ages, but went back there the other day to look around and kill time at work.[/quote]
    Sorry to digress here, but is there a Chicago/St. Mary’s pipeline of some sort? I know many people who went to school there. Or maybe it’s just something I’m cognizant of because my dad’s an alumnus.[/quote]

    I’m not sure when the influx of Chicagoans attending SMU, or SMC to your dad, but it seems that it happened at least in the 60s before my uncle went there. The school obviously saw a recruiting opportunity, and now heavily recruits from the area. The large number of alums in Chicago helps too. Blackhawks president John McDounah is also an SMU alum by the way.

    P.S. I did think of hockey pucks for my wedding, but the wife said no to that one.

  • LI Phil | November 11, 2008 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”299344″][quote comment=\”299329\”][quote comment=\”299325\”]The vast majority of teams just do what it basically a road version of their home uniform.[/quote]

    and who might that be?

    those are the \’mirror\’ image teams…those who simply add a \’road script\’ (in \’08 – like this) are: boston, cleveland, kc, minnesota, oakland, seattle, texas, toronto (sort of), arizona, atlanta, colorado, florida, LAD, pitty, san fran, and washington

    /some teams (like StL) throw on a \’road cap\’ but their jersey\’s and pants are identical, save for the gray[/quote]
    You for got the World Series Champion – Philadelphia Phillies as those with a mirror image.
    http://exhibits.base...

    well…there are no pins on the roadie, so to me that’s not a mirror image…but good catch

    [quote comment=”299368″][quote comment=”299366″][quote comment=”299363″]you beat me to it – i’m still tryna master this linking thing :-)[/quote]

    Seriously, I don’t think I’ll EVER master this link thing……[/quote]

    i wonder how LI Phil does it so quickly :-)[/quote]

    you sound like my ex-wife ;)

  • JTH | November 11, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”299385″][/quote]
    I’m not sure when the influx of Chicagoans attending SMU, or SMC to your dad, but it seems that it happened at least in the 60s before my uncle went there. The school obviously saw a recruiting opportunity, and now heavily recruits from the area. The large number of alums in Chicago helps too. Blackhawks president John McDounah is also an SMU alum by the way.

    P.S. I did think of hockey pucks for my wedding, but the wife said no to that one.
    [/quote]
    Yeah, J McD (when he was with the Cubs) and my dad actually had a pretty good business relationship because of the connection.

    Now back to the pucks… those things would make great groomsmen’s gifts. I wish I’d done that rather than Leatherman knives. Although the knives were actually a pretty good gift.

  • JTH | November 11, 2008 at 1:33 pm |

    What the hell did I do to my quote tags on that last comment?

  • Taha | November 11, 2008 at 1:33 pm |

    I just got around to reading yesterday’s ESPN column. quick question about Michigan state’s 1979 throwbacks…will they be wearing those old-school Daisy Duke/Nut-hugger shorts like in the picture? I don’t know about other readers, but that is one vintage look I hope never comes back

  • The Hemogoblin | November 11, 2008 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”299386″][quote comment=”299344″][quote comment=\”299329\”][quote comment=\”299325\”]The vast majority of teams just do what it basically a road version of their home uniform.[/quote]

    and who might that be?

    those are the \’mirror\’ image teams…those who simply add a \’road script\’ (in \’08 – like this) are: boston, cleveland, kc, minnesota, oakland, seattle, texas, toronto (sort of), arizona, atlanta, colorado, florida, LAD, pitty, san fran, and washington

    /some teams (like StL) throw on a \’road cap\’ but their jersey\’s and pants are identical, save for the gray[/quote]
    You for got the World Series Champion – Philadelphia Phillies as those with a mirror image.
    http://exhibits.base...

    well…there are no pins on the roadie, so to me that’s not a mirror image…but good catch[/quote]

    Phil, it was concerning the wordmarks to begin with, wasn’t it?

  • JTH | November 11, 2008 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”299390″][quote comment=”299386″][quote comment=”299344″][quote comment=\”299329\”][quote comment=\”299325\”]The vast majority of teams just do what it basically a road version of their home uniform.[/quote]

    and who might that be?

    those are the \’mirror\’ image teams…those who simply add a \’road script\’ (in \’08 – like this) are: boston, cleveland, kc, minnesota, oakland, seattle, texas, toronto (sort of), arizona, atlanta, colorado, florida, LAD, pitty, san fran, and washington

    /some teams (like StL) throw on a \’road cap\’ but their jersey\’s and pants are identical, save for the gray[/quote]
    You for got the World Series Champion – Philadelphia Phillies as those with a mirror image.
    http://exhibits.base...

    well…there are no pins on the roadie, so to me that’s not a mirror image…but good catch[/quote]

    Phil, it was concerning the wordmarks to begin with, wasn’t it?[/quote]
    Can’t answer for Phil, but in my original post, yes, I was referring to the wordmarks.

  • K.G. | November 11, 2008 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”299383″][quote comment=”299381″][quote comment=”299380″][quote comment=”299372″][quote comment=”299367″][quote comment=”299364″][quote comment=”299351″]could this o’s hat be real?? or is it photo shop???

    This is the website i saw it on……[/quote]

    Look at the Cubs’ BP-style cap there… the C’s in white… that site’s ridiculous.[/quote]

    and that’s what makes uniwatch so awesome![/quote]
    Believe it or not, the white BP C is real.[/quote]

    That’s sacrilege.[/quote]
    Yeah, those things are awful. BP caps are generally pretty brutal, but that’s brutality at its most severe. And I get to see them quite a bit.

    Hey, that O’s fashion cap is available for mere ten bucks on MLB.com.[/quote]

    Another layer added to the mystery… that cap with the block “S” that Marcus linked to is also on the MLB site but for considerably less than the one with the script “s”. Could it be that the block S” was the old cap and they recently updated to the “script S”? Marcus, you’re from “B-more”. What do you think?[/quote]

    There are no New Era logos on those caps either.

  • LI Phil | November 11, 2008 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote]Phil, it was concerning the wordmarks to begin with, wasn’t it?[/quote]

    actually, i think it started with how different the tiggers home and away uni looks…it sort of devolved from there…

    to wit…

    [quote comment=”299325″][quote comment=”299273″]The past few days have seen great comments on baseball uniforms. Keeps the hot stove stoked. Question for the experts. Most agree Detroit’s home uni is a classic. However, the road version is not so classic. What should they do? Since they use the old english D on the both the home and road cap, and since it is prominent on the home uni, should they try and incorporate it into the scheme on the roadie?[/quote]
    No way. One of the best things about the Tigers’ unis is that they almost look like a completely different team on the road.

    Very few others do a road jersey that looks COMPLETELY different from the home one: Cubs, White Sox, Reds and Yankees. A few more are noticably different, but maybe not at a quick glance: Mets, Blue Jays, Padres, Giants, Twins and now we can add the Nationals to that list. (Did I miss anyone? Alts don’t count.)

    The one thing the Tigers have that none of these teams do is a completely different color scheme on the road.

    The vast majority of teams just do what it basically a road version of their home uniform.[/quote]

    so, going on jth’s premise that “the vast majority of teams just do what it (sic) basically a road version of their home uniform,” i tried to ID those teams that were ‘mirror’ images (only the color [white/gray] is different, and those teams who basically only changed from say, ‘team name’ to ‘city name’ on their home/aways…

    jth rightly pointed out some inconsistencies in a couple of teams i mentioned, and freddy mentioned i had omitted “phillies” which is a mirror image, but the road uni doesn’t have the pins that the home does

  • The Hemogoblin | November 11, 2008 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”299393″][quote]Phil, it was concerning the wordmarks to begin with, wasn’t it?[/quote]

    actually, i think it started with how different the tiggers home and away uni looks…it sort of devolved from there…

    to wit…

    [quote comment=”299325″][quote comment=”299273″]The past few days have seen great comments on baseball uniforms. Keeps the hot stove stoked. Question for the experts. Most agree Detroit’s home uni is a classic. However, the road version is not so classic. What should they do? Since they use the old english D on the both the home and road cap, and since it is prominent on the home uni, should they try and incorporate it into the scheme on the roadie?[/quote]
    No way. One of the best things about the Tigers’ unis is that they almost look like a completely different team on the road.

    Very few others do a road jersey that looks COMPLETELY different from the home one: Cubs, White Sox, Reds and Yankees. A few more are noticably different, but maybe not at a quick glance: Mets, Blue Jays, Padres, Giants, Twins and now we can add the Nationals to that list. (Did I miss anyone? Alts don’t count.)

    The one thing the Tigers have that none of these teams do is a completely different color scheme on the road.

    The vast majority of teams just do what it basically a road version of their home uniform.[/quote]

    so, going on jth’s premise that “the vast majority of teams just do what it (sic) basically a road version of their home uniform,” i tried to ID those teams that were ‘mirror’ images (only the color [white/gray] is different, and those teams who basically only changed from say, ‘team name’ to ‘city name’ on their home/aways…

    jth rightly pointed out some inconsistencies in a couple of teams i mentioned, and freddy mentioned i had omitted “phillies” which is a mirror image, but the road uni doesn’t have the pins that the home does[/quote]

    Ah… well, I’d still consider the Phillies as a mirror. Mostly because road pinstripes are retarded.

  • Ian | November 11, 2008 at 1:44 pm |

    Being a fellow puck collector, that virtual museum knocked my hockey socks off!

    The coolest thing I found on the site is an example of a team changing a logo based on equipment changes. First, here’s the Prince Alber Raiders skating “raider”, and then a modified version wearing Cooperalls! How awesome is that?!?!

  • Bigtinypig | November 11, 2008 at 1:55 pm |

    after reading the main entry today, i must say;

    what’s hockey?

    continue with normal uni-banter.

  • Billy | November 11, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”299383″][quote comment=”299381″][quote comment=”299380″][quote comment=”299372″][quote comment=”299367″][quote comment=”299364″][quote comment=”299351″]could this o’s hat be real?? or is it photo shop???

    This is the website i saw it on……[/quote]

    Look at the Cubs’ BP-style cap there… the C’s in white… that site’s ridiculous.[/quote]

    and that’s what makes uniwatch so awesome![/quote]
    Believe it or not, the white BP C is real.[/quote]

    That’s sacrilege.[/quote]
    Yeah, those things are awful. BP caps are generally pretty brutal, but that’s brutality at its most severe. And I get to see them quite a bit.

    Hey, that O’s fashion cap is available for mere ten bucks on MLB.com.[/quote]

    Another layer added to the mystery… that cap with the block “S” that Marcus linked to is also on the MLB site but for considerably less than the one with the script “s”. Could it be that the block S” was the old cap and they recently updated to the “script S”? Marcus, you’re from “B-more”. What do you think?[/quote]

    I can tell you that the O’s cap has had the script “s” since they started wearing it. These hats are an error hat, I actually wrote to MLB when I first saw them for sale and pointed it out. Glad to see they are only 10 bucks now.

    Although they are not authentic…

  • LarenR | November 11, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”299387″]Now back to the pucks… those things would make great groomsmen’s gifts. I wish I’d done that rather than Leatherman knives. Although the knives were actually a pretty good gift.[/quote]

    Pucks would be good. At my wedding the guys got this. I just wish I’d remembered to get one for myself (yes, I could order one now, but the moment has passed…)

  • Billy | November 11, 2008 at 2:00 pm |

    I see that they no longer list is as “authentic” but as a “fashion” cap.

    Good way to get around the fact that they screwed up and don’t have to acknowledge it!

  • Johnny F. | November 11, 2008 at 2:10 pm |

    Well, as a guy who will be getting married in September ’09… I’ve already forwarded my fiancee the wedding puck link. I’ll keep working on it.

    We’re also still looking for unique/outdoors locations to get married/have the reception…in upstate New York.

    We’ve contacted the Harness Racing Museum, in Goshen, N.Y. about the possibility. How cool would that be? It does seem that they do that sort of thing.(http://www.harnessmu...) Anyway, I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted, as I attempt to keep wedding events uni-friendly. If anyone knows of a great spot, in the Hudson Valley of NY… drop me an email!

    jflan82@hotmail.com

  • The Hemogoblin | November 11, 2008 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”299400″]Well, as a guy who will be getting married in September ’09… I’ve already forwarded my fiancee the wedding puck link. I’ll keep working on it.

    We’re also still looking for unique/outdoors locations to get married/have the reception…in upstate New York.

    We’ve contacted the Harness Racing Museum, in Goshen, N.Y. about the possibility. How cool would that be? It does seem that they do that sort of thing.(http://www.harnessmu...) Anyway, I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted, as I attempt to keep wedding events uni-friendly. If anyone knows of a great spot, in the Hudson Valley of NY… drop me an email!

    jflan82@hotmail.com[/quote]

    You could get married at Watkins Glen, if you’re at all into racing…

  • Stuby | November 11, 2008 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”299401″][quote comment=”299400″]Well, as a guy who will be getting married in September ’09… I’ve already forwarded my fiancee the wedding puck link. I’ll keep working on it.

    We’re also still looking for unique/outdoors locations to get married/have the reception…in upstate New York.

    We’ve contacted the Harness Racing Museum, in Goshen, N.Y. about the possibility. How cool would that be? It does seem that they do that sort of thing.(http://www.harnessmu...) Anyway, I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted, as I attempt to keep wedding events uni-friendly. If anyone knows of a great spot, in the Hudson Valley of NY… drop me an email!

    jflan82@hotmail.com[/quote]

    You could get married at Watkins Glen, if you’re at all into racing…[/quote]
    Coolest wedding reception I ever went to was at Santa Anita. The couple had a race named after them and had their picture taken with the winning horse/jockey. They also gave out betting slips from their race as party favors.

  • Justin in AR | November 11, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”299402″][quote comment=”299401″][quote comment=”299400″]Well, as a guy who will be getting married in September ’09… I’ve already forwarded my fiancee the wedding puck link. I’ll keep working on it.

    We’re also still looking for unique/outdoors locations to get married/have the reception…in upstate New York.

    We’ve contacted the Harness Racing Museum, in Goshen, N.Y. about the possibility. How cool would that be? It does seem that they do that sort of thing.(http://www.harnessmu...) Anyway, I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted, as I attempt to keep wedding events uni-friendly. If anyone knows of a great spot, in the Hudson Valley of NY… drop me an email!

    jflan82@hotmail.com[/quote]

    You could get married at Watkins Glen, if you’re at all into racing…[/quote]
    Coolest wedding reception I ever went to was at Santa Anita. The couple had a race named after them and had their picture taken with the winning horse/jockey. They also gave out betting slips from their race as party favors.[/quote]

    Damn. That is pretty bad ass.

  • Namhob | November 11, 2008 at 2:37 pm |

    From yesterday’s ticker, the Jones/Calzaghe bout, Jones’s trunks also had pink breast cancer ribbons on the back.

    http://images.sports...

  • Blackwater Park | November 11, 2008 at 2:39 pm |

    I don’t think those Michigan State 1979 uniforms are for game play. They were worn as a tribute on midnight madness to the 79 championship team.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 11, 2008 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”299403″][quote comment=”299402″][quote comment=”299401″][quote comment=”299400″]Well, as a guy who will be getting married in September ’09… I’ve already forwarded my fiancee the wedding puck link. I’ll keep working on it.

    We’re also still looking for unique/outdoors locations to get married/have the reception…in upstate New York.

    We’ve contacted the Harness Racing Museum, in Goshen, N.Y. about the possibility. How cool would that be? It does seem that they do that sort of thing.(http://www.harnessmu...) Anyway, I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted, as I attempt to keep wedding events uni-friendly. If anyone knows of a great spot, in the Hudson Valley of NY… drop me an email!

    jflan82@hotmail.com[/quote]

    You could get married at Watkins Glen, if you’re at all into racing…[/quote]
    Coolest wedding reception I ever went to was at Santa Anita. The couple had a race named after them and had their picture taken with the winning horse/jockey. They also gave out betting slips from their race as party favors.[/quote]

    Damn. That is pretty bad ass.[/quote]

    So long as you say that about the wedding and not the bride…

  • MetsFan AZ | November 11, 2008 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”299401″][quote comment=”299400″]Well, as a guy who will be getting married in September ’09… I’ve already forwarded my fiancee the wedding puck link. I’ll keep working on it.

    We’re also still looking for unique/outdoors locations to get married/have the reception…in upstate New York.

    We’ve contacted the Harness Racing Museum, in Goshen, N.Y. about the possibility. How cool would that be? It does seem that they do that sort of thing.(http://www.harnessmu...) Anyway, I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted, as I attempt to keep wedding events uni-friendly. If anyone knows of a great spot, in the Hudson Valley of NY… drop me an email!

    jflan82@hotmail.com[/quote]

    You could get married at Watkins Glen, if you’re at all into racing…[/quote]
    I thought Watkins Glen was NASCAR and other motor events, not exactly harness racing…

  • The Hemogoblin | November 11, 2008 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”299407″][quote comment=”299401″][quote comment=”299400″]Well, as a guy who will be getting married in September ’09… I’ve already forwarded my fiancee the wedding puck link. I’ll keep working on it.

    We’re also still looking for unique/outdoors locations to get married/have the reception…in upstate New York.

    We’ve contacted the Harness Racing Museum, in Goshen, N.Y. about the possibility. How cool would that be? It does seem that they do that sort of thing.(http://www.harnessmu...) Anyway, I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted, as I attempt to keep wedding events uni-friendly. If anyone knows of a great spot, in the Hudson Valley of NY… drop me an email!

    jflan82@hotmail.com[/quote]

    You could get married at Watkins Glen, if you’re at all into racing…[/quote]
    I thought Watkins Glen was NASCAR and other motor events, not exactly harness racing…[/quote]

    It is. I meant NASCAR racing… or Indy Car… or you can cross your fingers that F1 comes back to the place…

  • The Hemogoblin | November 11, 2008 at 2:46 pm |

    I have a question for those of you who have visited today’s feature attraction.

    Did they have glowing pucks?

  • peter | November 11, 2008 at 2:49 pm |
  • Morgan Doninger | November 11, 2008 at 2:53 pm |

    The Virtual Puck Museum does indeed have FoxTrax pucks. Click on the National Hockey League button and scroll down to FoxTrax.

  • Juan Grande | November 11, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”299305″]For Bryan –

    GW and George Mason are getting new mascots. Looks like “Gunston” will soon be no more.

    What’s a “Gunston” anyway?[/quote]

    “Gunston” is named for the home of George Mason, Gunston Hall. It is still around in the very southeast corner of Fairfax County in northern Virginia.

  • CB | November 11, 2008 at 3:08 pm |

    someone posted the new Ducks uniforms on the internet.
    http://picasaweb.goo...
    It’s suppose to go on sale on Friday though

  • Juan Grande | November 11, 2008 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”299397″][quote comment=”299383″][quote comment=”299381″][quote comment=”299380″][quote comment=”299372″][quote comment=”299367″][quote comment=”299364″][quote comment=”299351″]could this o’s hat be real?? or is it photo shop???

    This is the website i saw it on……[/quote]

    Look at the Cubs’ BP-style cap there… the C’s in white… that site’s ridiculous.[/quote]

    and that’s what makes uniwatch so awesome![/quote]
    Believe it or not, the white BP C is real.[/quote]

    That’s sacrilege.[/quote]
    Yeah, those things are awful. BP caps are generally pretty brutal, but that’s brutality at its most severe. And I get to see them quite a bit.

    Hey, that O’s fashion cap is available for mere ten bucks on MLB.com.[/quote]

    Another layer added to the mystery… that cap with the block “S” that Marcus linked to is also on the MLB site but for considerably less than the one with the script “s”. Could it be that the block S” was the old cap and they recently updated to the “script S”? Marcus, you’re from “B-more”. What do you think?[/quote]

    I can tell you that the O’s cap has had the script “s” since they started wearing it. These hats are an error hat, I actually wrote to MLB when I first saw them for sale and pointed it out. Glad to see they are only 10 bucks now.

    Although they are not authentic…[/quote]

    Who the hell will pay $50 for a cap? I’d pay $250 for a Mitchell & Ness jersey but $50 for a cap is really stretching it! A hat that costs 20% of the cost of a jersey?

  • Juan Grande | November 11, 2008 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”299413″]someone posted the new Ducks uniforms on the internet.
    http://picasaweb.goo...
    It’s suppose to go on sale on Friday though[/quote]

    OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • The Hemogoblin | November 11, 2008 at 3:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”299413″]someone posted the new Ducks uniforms on the internet.
    http://picasaweb.goo...
    It’s suppose to go on sale on Friday though[/quote]

    Fuck me.

    That’s ridiculous. I’m currently ashamed to be a U of O student.

  • Namhob | November 11, 2008 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”299345″]Anyone notice Kurt Warner last night… with gloves on both his throwing and non-throwing hands? It must not be a “cold” thing, as the game was in AZ.

    As a guy who has played QB a bit in his past… I don’t know how KW does it. I’ve played in well below freezing temps, and always did my best to not have any type of glove on my throwing hand. Anybody know more about the type of technology on this throwing glove? If it’s anything like the ones of 3 to 5 to 8 years ago….I don’t know how/why he does it. Does he have sweaty hand issues or something?[/quote]

    I’m running late with these and someone has probably already answered it, but I remember hearing something about how Kurt Warner was so used to the old footballs and when they changed (apparently they were a little rounder at one point in time) he couldn’t adjust and the gloves allow him to.

  • Johnny O | November 11, 2008 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”299402″][quote comment=”299401″][quote comment=”299400″]Well, as a guy who will be getting married in September ’09… I’ve already forwarded my fiancee the wedding puck link. I’ll keep working on it.

    We’re also still looking for unique/outdoors locations to get married/have the reception…in upstate New York.

    We’ve contacted the Harness Racing Museum, in Goshen, N.Y. about the possibility. How cool would that be? It does seem that they do that sort of thing.(http://www.harnessmu...) Anyway, I’ll be sure to keep everyone posted, as I attempt to keep wedding events uni-friendly. If anyone knows of a great spot, in the Hudson Valley of NY… drop me an email!

    jflan82@hotmail.com[/quote]

    You could get married at Watkins Glen, if you’re at all into racing…[/quote]
    Coolest wedding reception I ever went to was at Santa Anita. The couple had a race named after them and had their picture taken with the winning horse/jockey. They also gave out betting slips from their race as party favors.[/quote]

    I am getting married on the 4th of July, 2009 at Lambeau Field… does that count as cool?

  • Juan Grande | November 11, 2008 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”299419″][quote comment=”299345″]Anyone notice Kurt Warner last night… with gloves on both his throwing and non-throwing hands? It must not be a “cold” thing, as the game was in AZ.

    As a guy who has played QB a bit in his past… I don’t know how KW does it. I’ve played in well below freezing temps, and always did my best to not have any type of glove on my throwing hand. Anybody know more about the type of technology on this throwing glove? If it’s anything like the ones of 3 to 5 to 8 years ago….I don’t know how/why he does it. Does he have sweaty hand issues or something?[/quote]

    I’m running late with these and someone has probably already answered it, but I remember hearing something about how Kurt Warner was so used to the old footballs and when they changed (apparently they were a little rounder at one point in time) he couldn’t adjust and the gloves allow him to.[/quote]

    Were the Arena League balls fatter than NFL balls?

  • joe | November 11, 2008 at 3:50 pm |

    just to bring something up from yesterday:

    “Did you see the Caps pre edge jerseys? Utter crap. Why would you go back to that?

    I’m sorry, but I don’t and have not ever seen a problem with the RBK edge. The difference is the fit, and the new fit is a lot better to look at. In the years leading up to it Jerseys were loose to the point of being ridiculous.

    I’ve said it before and I’ll wind up saying it a thousand more times- if your team fucked up the design it’s not RBK’s fault. They didn’t have to use a damned template. Rangers. Bruins. Red wings. Canadians. Did their designs go away from the traditional striping pattern? Bruins returned to it, they previously had the stupid little half stripes.

    The RBK edge jersey did not kill the traditional jersey look. the hemline is stupid, yes, but it’s really a minor thing. What it did do is give teams an excuse to do something new.Only a few teams actually had to make changes. However, because of the desire for a quick buck, most changed anyway.

    If you don’t like the design, fine. But it’s not the fault of the cut of the uniform. However, know that you’re in the minority on not liking that design. Most people I’ve talked to (on hockey boards, natch) consistently rate it as one of the best in the NHL.

    But I’m sick of people saying the RBK edge design sucks because the team created designs suck. ”

    Yes I saw the pre-edge Caps jersey and they were great, I’m referring to the ones they based the edge ones one. The good old ones.
    The new fit is terrible, and the jerseys tear apart. There is not need to have 800 panels to make up a jersey. My team was one of the smart ones being an O-six team the hawks don’t look too different. They got the dumb hemline though. The worst part of the new stuff that they are so thin you can see through the whites. Not to mention they want you to pay an arm and a leg for an authentic that’s not even used on the ice, a bunch of teams reverted back to the old material in certain panels. That’s not even available to the public. The players themselves have shown the new jerseys aren’t worth it.

  • Ian | November 11, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”299413″]someone posted the new Ducks uniforms on the internet.
    http://picasaweb.goo...
    It’s suppose to go on sale on Friday though[/quote]

    Yikes! And double yikes!

    Reminds me of this cluster f*** from several years back. Even though I am an OSU supporter (GO BEAVS!) this is just awful. At least we don’t have the freakin’ sports bras anymore…

  • fluxcap | November 11, 2008 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”299394″][quote comment=”299393″][quote]Phil, it was concerning the wordmarks to begin with, wasn’t it?[/quote]

    actually, i think it started with how different the tiggers home and away uni looks…it sort of devolved from there…

    to wit…

    jth rightly pointed out some inconsistencies in a couple of teams i mentioned, and freddy mentioned i had omitted “phillies” which is a mirror image, but the road uni doesn’t have the pins that the home does[/quote]

    Ah… well, I’d still consider the Phillies as a mirror. Mostly because road pinstripes are retarded.[/quote]

    Aside from the wordmark, the Phils home/road unis are not at all a mirror image…

    The home unis have no sleeve trim or piping on the pants.

  • Chris in Nashville | November 11, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”299423″][quote comment=”299413″]someone posted the new Ducks uniforms on the internet.
    http://picasaweb.goo...
    It’s suppose to go on sale on Friday though[/quote]

    Yikes! And double yikes!

    Reminds me of this cluster f*** from several years back. Even though I am an OSU supporter (GO BEAVS!) this is just awful. At least we don’t have the freakin’ sports bras anymore…[/quote]

    What are those things on the shoulders? Duck Feathers?

  • Gabe V. | November 11, 2008 at 4:14 pm |

    Paul don’t know if this was posted yet…and I really don’t have the time to go through 152 comments…From last nights MNF game Tim Hightower destroys this dudes visor…kinda hard to see but wait until the last angle…
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Jordan Pope | November 11, 2008 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”299413″]someone posted the new Ducks uniforms on the internet.
    http://picasaweb.goo...
    It’s suppose to go on sale on Friday though[/quote]

    i just threw up in my mouth

  • Juan Grande | November 11, 2008 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”299426″]Paul don’t know if this was posted yet…and I really don’t have the time to go through 152 comments…From last nights MNF game Tim Hightower destroys this dudes visor…kinda hard to see but wait until the last angle…
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Has been posted earlier today but still really cool to watch!

  • Freddiepickles | November 11, 2008 at 5:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”299424″][quote comment=”299394″][quote comment=”299393″][quote]Phil, it was concerning the wordmarks to begin with, wasn’t it?[/quote]

    actually, i think it started with how different the tiggers home and away uni looks…it sort of devolved from there…

    to wit…

    jth rightly pointed out some inconsistencies in a couple of teams i mentioned, and freddy mentioned i had omitted “phillies” which is a mirror image, but the road uni doesn’t have the pins that the home does[/quote]

    Ah… well, I’d still consider the Phillies as a mirror. Mostly because road pinstripes are retarded.[/quote]

    Aside from the wordmark, the Phils home/road unis are not at all a mirror image…

    The home unis have no sleeve trim or piping on the pants.[/quote]
    Good call on the piping. I actually own a road jersey and did not realize that difference.
    To bring up an old argument I am starting to think the Phillies should drop the pinstripes and wear the Day Alts as home unis. That is asharp set, and I think they could go to an old style batting practice jersey like Pete Rose wore during the 1979 ASG http://farm3.static.... as the new alt.

  • KB | November 11, 2008 at 5:37 pm |

    Oregon Football continues the tradition:
    http://i7.photobucke...

    http://www.eoregonsp...

  • MadtownVan | November 11, 2008 at 5:40 pm |

    That was definitely not the visor. It’s the white paint from Hightower’s helmet. Look at the area above the Cardinal’s head after the hit. It’s the matte primer. Best shot is Hightower headed back to the huddle after the hit.

  • Dave W | November 11, 2008 at 6:01 pm |

    I have the Willie Mays glass. It’s from McDonald’s “All Time Greatest Team”. 1993 copyright on the back.

  • LI Phil | November 11, 2008 at 6:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”299416″][quote comment=”299413″]someone posted the new Ducks uniforms on the internet.
    http://picasaweb.goo...
    It’s suppose to go on sale on Friday though[/quote]

    Fuck me.

    That’s ridiculous. I’m currently ashamed to be a U of O student.[/quote]

    it could have been A LOT worse (assuming this leak is what they will wear)…

    and we’re all ashamed you’re a duck too

  • LI Phil | November 11, 2008 at 6:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”299429″] I am starting to think the Phillies should drop the pinstripes and wear the Day Alts as home unis. That is asharp set, and I think they could go to an old style batting practice jersey like Pete Rose wore during the 1979 ASG http://farm3.static.... as the new alt.[/quote]

    yes to the day alt for the new regular, but wear it with a red cap…i gotta say those beauties grew on me as the season wore on, so i’ll second (third? fourth?) the motion

    as to the charlie hustler top as a ‘new alt’…are you nuts?

  • MPowers1634 | November 11, 2008 at 6:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”299300″]So, it appears to me that the Yanks are making little progress on the “deconstruction”, if you will, of old Yankee Stadium. They’re still giving tours of that place. I’d be interested in seeing progress over at Shea. I’m sure the Mets aren’t giving tours of Shea. Are they?[/quote]

    I rode the Metro-North train right past both of them today on my way to the Central Park Zoo and they both looked equally intact.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 11, 2008 at 6:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”299434″][quote comment=”299416″][quote comment=”299413″]someone posted the new Ducks uniforms on the internet.
    http://picasaweb.goo...
    It’s suppose to go on sale on Friday though[/quote]

    Fuck me.

    That’s ridiculous. I’m currently ashamed to be a U of O student.[/quote]

    it could have been A LOT worse (assuming this leak is what they will wear)…

    and we’re all ashamed you’re a duck too[/quote]

    Free ride (doo doo dooooooo), take it eeeeasy (doo doo doooooooo).

  • C.N. | November 11, 2008 at 6:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”299334″][quote comment=”299324″]I watched Duke take on Presbyterian in the 2K classic last night, and learned that the Presbyterian nickname is the “Blue Hose”.

    What the hell does that mean?[/quote]

    Same thing as Red Sox. Most early sports teams were nicknamed by the newspaper sports writers of the day, who tended to be a bit florid.[/quote]

    False (well, mostly). Check out this Web site.

    http://www.gobluehos...

  • MPowers1634 | November 11, 2008 at 6:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”299412″][quote comment=”299305″]For Bryan –

    GW and George Mason are getting new mascots. Looks like “Gunston” will soon be no more.

    What’s a “Gunston” anyway?[/quote]

    “Gunston” is named for the home of George Mason, Gunston Hall. It is still around in the very southeast corner of Fairfax County in northern Virginia.[/quote]

    Not uni-related but I LOVE that area. I had very good family friends from Reston. We would go up to Sutton Place Gourmet and then to Great Falls.

    The kids went to South Lakes High School, whose colors are those of the old Seahawks:

    http://www.maxpreps....(reston)/schedule.aspx?schoolid=cbcd9543-4c5a-4e99-a6ef-cd4e71cdb113&ssid=2f36027d-d6f6-4509-aba9-adad5cc85b5e&urpath=,local,team

    Two of the more prominent athletic alumni are Grant Hill and Alan Webb.

    Also something funny…I’ve been watching all of the DVD’s of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, which is in my mind, the funniest show ever on TV and I ran into this person at the CPZ today:

    http://www.bluthfami...

    Sally Sitwell played by Christine Taylor, who is the wife of this guy:

    http://blogs.seattle...

    and this guy:

    http://www.telegraph...

    Sorry about the purple!

  • The Hemogoblin | November 11, 2008 at 6:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”299439″][quote comment=”299412″][quote comment=”299305″]For Bryan –

    GW and George Mason are getting new mascots. Looks like “Gunston” will soon be no more.

    What’s a “Gunston” anyway?[/quote]

    “Gunston” is named for the home of George Mason, Gunston Hall. It is still around in the very southeast corner of Fairfax County in northern Virginia.[/quote]

    Not uni-related but I LOVE that area. I had very good family friends from Reston. We would go up to Sutton Place Gourmet and then to Great Falls.

    The kids went to South Lakes High School, whose colors are those of the old Seahawks:

    http://www.maxpreps....(reston)/schedule.aspx?schoolid=cbcd9543-4c5a-4e99-a6ef-cd4e71cdb113&ssid=2f36027d-d6f6-4509-aba9-adad5cc85b5e&urpath=,local,team

    Two of the more prominent athletic alumni are Grant Hill and Alan Webb.

    Also something funny…I’ve been watching all of the DVD’s of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, which is in my mind, the funniest show ever on TV and I ran into this person at the CPZ today:

    http://www.bluthfami...

    Sally Sitwell played by Christine Taylor, who is the wife of this guy:

    http://blogs.seattle...

    and this guy:

    http://www.telegraph...

    Sorry about the purple![/quote]

    Wow. Call me back when you get some links…

  • The Hemogoblin | November 11, 2008 at 6:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”299440″][quote comment=”299439″][quote comment=”299412″][quote comment=”299305″]For Bryan –

    GW and George Mason are getting new mascots. Looks like “Gunston” will soon be no more.

    What’s a “Gunston” anyway?[/quote]

    “Gunston” is named for the home of George Mason, Gunston Hall. It is still around in the very southeast corner of Fairfax County in northern Virginia.[/quote]

    Not uni-related but I LOVE that area. I had very good family friends from Reston. We would go up to Sutton Place Gourmet and then to Great Falls.

    The kids went to South Lakes High School, whose colors are those of the old Seahawks:

    http://www.maxpreps....(reston)/schedule.aspx?schoolid=cbcd9543-4c5a-4e99-a6ef-cd4e71cdb113&ssid=2f36027d-d6f6-4509-aba9-adad5cc85b5e&urpath=,local,team

    Two of the more prominent athletic alumni are Grant Hill and Alan Webb.

    Also something funny…I’ve been watching all of the DVD’s of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT, which is in my mind, the funniest show ever on TV and I ran into this person at the CPZ today:

    http://www.bluthfami...

    Sally Sitwell played by Christine Taylor, who is the wife of this guy:

    http://blogs.seattle...

    and this guy:

    http://www.telegraph...

    Sorry about the purple![/quote]

    Wow. Call me back when you get some links that work…[/quote]

    *this user is suffering from premature comment synd*

  • Marcus from B-More | November 11, 2008 at 6:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”299397″][quote comment=”299383″][quote comment=”299381″][quote comment=”299380″][quote comment=”299372″][quote comment=”299367″][quote comment=”299364″][quote comment=”299351″]could this o’s hat be real?? or is it photo shop???

    This is the website i saw it on……[/quote]

    Look at the Cubs’ BP-style cap there… the C’s in white… that site’s ridiculous.[/quote]

    and that’s what makes uniwatch so awesome![/quote]
    Believe it or not, the white BP C is real.[/quote]

    That’s sacrilege.[/quote]
    Yeah, those things are awful. BP caps are generally pretty brutal, but that’s brutality at its most severe. And I get to see them quite a bit.

    Hey, that O’s fashion cap is available for mere ten bucks on MLB.com.[/quote]

    Another layer added to the mystery… that cap with the block “S” that Marcus linked to is also on the MLB site but for considerably less than the one with the script “s”. Could it be that the block S” was the old cap and they recently updated to the “script S”? Marcus, you’re from “B-more”. What do you think?[/quote]

    I can tell you that the O’s cap has had the script “s” since they started wearing it. These hats are an error hat, I actually wrote to MLB when I first saw them for sale and pointed it out. Glad to see they are only 10 bucks now.

    Although they are not authentic…[/quote]

    aha! the mystery is solved – although even though the combination of script and block letters is probably against all rules, i actually like the “wrong” one better.

    well, i’ll have my answers tomorrow at 12:00 noon

  • fluxcap | November 11, 2008 at 7:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”299435″][quote comment=”299429″] I am starting to think the Phillies should drop the pinstripes and wear the Day Alts as home unis. That is asharp set, and I think they could go to an old style batting practice jersey like Pete Rose wore during the 1979 ASG http://farm3.static.... as the new alt.[/quote]

    yes to the day alt for the new regular, but wear it with a red cap…i gotta say those beauties grew on me as the season wore on, so i’ll second (third? fourth?) the motion

    as to the charlie hustler top as a ‘new alt’…are you nuts?[/quote]

    I agree with ditching the blue hat and going for a red hat, but i don’t think the phils should drop the pinnies altogether. Additionally, I think the Indians cream alts are beautiful, but they need to ditch the “C” hat as well

  • Marcus from B-More | November 11, 2008 at 7:19 pm |
  • Johnny F. | November 11, 2008 at 7:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”299438″][quote comment=”299334″][quote comment=”299324″]I watched Duke take on Presbyterian in the 2K classic last night, and learned that the Presbyterian nickname is the “Blue Hose”.

    What the hell does that mean?[/quote]

    Same thing as Red Sox. Most early sports teams were nicknamed by the newspaper sports writers of the day, who tended to be a bit florid.[/quote]

    False (well, mostly). Check out this Web site.

    http://www.gobluehos...

    That is far more interesting than simply the guys who wear blue socks! Furthermore, after looking at the pics… nobody is actually wearing blue socks! Wouldn’t you think, they’d rock some old school, long blue socks??

  • The Hemogoblin | November 11, 2008 at 7:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”299446″][quote comment=”299438″][quote comment=”299334″][quote comment=”299324″]I watched Duke take on Presbyterian in the 2K classic last night, and learned that the Presbyterian nickname is the “Blue Hose”.

    What the hell does that mean?[/quote]

    Same thing as Red Sox. Most early sports teams were nicknamed by the newspaper sports writers of the day, who tended to be a bit florid.[/quote]

    False (well, mostly). Check out this Web site.

    http://www.gobluehos...

    That is far more interesting than simply the guys who wear blue socks! Furthermore, after looking at the pics… nobody is actually wearing blue socks! Wouldn’t you think, they’d rock some old school, long blue socks??[/quote]

    White Sox logic, my friend.

  • Cleveland Steamer | November 11, 2008 at 8:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”299427″][quote comment=”299413″]someone posted the new Ducks uniforms on the internet.
    http://picasaweb.goo...
    It’s suppose to go on sale on Friday though[/quote]

    i just threw up in my mouth[/quote]

    Wow– diamond plate on their football unis, wings on the shoulders on these things; what will they think of next?

    And just for the record, “I just threw up in my mouth” is one of the absolute dumbest things I have ever heard. That and “someone must have pissed on your cornflakes this morning”. It just screams “I have nothing constructive to add to this conversation.”

  • The Hemogoblin | November 11, 2008 at 8:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”299448″][quote comment=”299427″][quote comment=”299413″]someone posted the new Ducks uniforms on the internet.
    http://picasaweb.goo...
    It’s suppose to go on sale on Friday though[/quote]

    i just threw up in my mouth[/quote]

    Wow– diamond plate on their football unis, wings on the shoulders on these things; what will they think of next?

    And just for the record, “I just threw up in my mouth” is one of the absolute dumbest things I have ever heard. That and “someone must have pissed on your cornflakes this morning”. It just screams “I have nothing constructive to add to this conversation.”[/quote]

    That’s pretty darn good, Mr. Cleveland Steamer… Digging the irony there…

    You do have a point though.

  • Marcus from B-More | November 11, 2008 at 8:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”299442″][quote comment=”299397″][quote comment=”299383″][quote comment=”299381″][quote comment=”299380″][quote comment=”299372″][quote comment=”299367″][quote comment=”299364″][quote comment=”299351″]could this o’s hat be real?? or is it photo shop???

    This is the website i saw it on……[/quote]

    Look at the Cubs’ BP-style cap there… the C’s in white… that site’s ridiculous.[/quote]

    and that’s what makes uniwatch so awesome![/quote]
    Believe it or not, the white BP C is real.[/quote]

    That’s sacrilege.[/quote]
    Yeah, those things are awful. BP caps are generally pretty brutal, but that’s brutality at its most severe. And I get to see them quite a bit.

    Hey, that O’s fashion cap is available for mere ten bucks on MLB.com.[/quote]

    Another layer added to the mystery… that cap with the block “S” that Marcus linked to is also on the MLB site but for considerably less than the one with the script “s”. Could it be that the block S” was the old cap and they recently updated to the “script S”? Marcus, you’re from “B-more”. What do you think?[/quote]

    I can tell you that the O’s cap has had the script “s” since they started wearing it. These hats are an error hat, I actually wrote to MLB when I first saw them for sale and pointed it out. Glad to see they are only 10 bucks now.

    Although they are not authentic…[/quote]

    aha! the mystery is solved – although even though the combination of script and block letters is probably against all rules, i actually like the “wrong” one better.

    well, i’ll have my answers tomorrow at 12:00 noon[/quote]

    and i hope to never see this god awful bp jersey ever again

  • Marcus from B-More | November 11, 2008 at 8:33 pm |
  • Tim | November 11, 2008 at 8:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”299451″]this god awful jersey[/quote]

    What is it with orange and god-awful?

    http://www.onlinespo...

    There’s a reason orange is an accent color (for the Mets anyway). And then they teamed it with those odd-looking blue caps that weren’t even royal, but almost powder blue….

  • Marcus from B-More | November 11, 2008 at 8:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”299452″][quote comment=”299451″]this god awful jersey[/quote]

    What is it with orange and god-awful?

    http://www.onlinespo...

    There’s a reason orange is an accent color (for the Mets anyway). And then they teamed it with those odd-looking blue caps that weren’t even royal, but almost powder blue….[/quote]

    i wouldnt mind if this or something very similar were our batting practice or second alternate jersey. i dont think orange in and of itself is a bad uni color, but the black and white side paneling on the bp jersey is horrible. (and blue and orange were my high school colors too

  • Juan Grande | November 11, 2008 at 8:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”299446″][quote comment=”299438″][quote comment=”299334″][quote comment=”299324″]I watched Duke take on Presbyterian in the 2K classic last night, and learned that the Presbyterian nickname is the “Blue Hose”.

    What the hell does that mean?[/quote]

    Same thing as Red Sox. Most early sports teams were nicknamed by the newspaper sports writers of the day, who tended to be a bit florid.[/quote]

    False (well, mostly). Check out this Web site.

    http://www.gobluehos...

    That is far more interesting than simply the guys who wear blue socks! Furthermore, after looking at the pics… nobody is actually wearing blue socks! Wouldn’t you think, they’d rock some old school, long blue socks??[/quote]

    I played against Presbyterian in the early 1990s. At that time they wore all blue socks pulled almost up to the knee. Actually, their uniforms reminded me a lot of the Detriot Lions Thanksgiving game throwbacks.

  • LI Phil | November 11, 2008 at 9:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”299455″]And…

    Down goes hatcityconcepts! Down goes hatcityconcepts! Down goes hatcityconcepts![/quote]

    ladies and gentleman, the bronx is burning

  • Ricko | November 11, 2008 at 9:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”299434″][quote comment=”299416″][quote comment=”299413″]someone posted the new Ducks uniforms on the internet.
    http://picasaweb.goo...
    It’s suppose to go on sale on Friday though[/quote]

    Fuck me.

    That’s ridiculous. I’m currently ashamed to be a U of O student.[/quote]

    it could have been A LOT worse (assuming this leak is what they will wear)…

    and we’re all ashamed you’re a duck too[/quote]

    “Golly, Aunt Martha, those doilies you sewed on the shoulders of my jerseys look neato. I bet they’ll flap really cool when I run, too.”

    (eye roll, big time)

  • casey (davis, ca) | November 11, 2008 at 9:48 pm |

    ok, well those Oregon unis are terrible. A crown of thorns with duck feathers? WTF?

    By the way, those baseball card glasses were indeed giveaways at McDonald’s about 20 years ago. I remember having the choice between Joe Morgan and Cal Ripken Jr. I picked Ripken.

  • joe d. | November 11, 2008 at 9:54 pm |

    plaxico’s tattoo is “757”, he’s from Virginia Beach, VA and that is the area code out here.

  • Tim | November 11, 2008 at 9:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”299459″]plaxico’s tattoo is “757”, he’s from Virginia Beach, VA and that is the area code out here.[/quote]

    Which begs the question: Is he afraid he’s going to forget it?

  • Jordan Pope | November 11, 2008 at 10:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”299461″][quote comment=”299459″]plaxico’s tattoo is “757”, he’s from Virginia Beach, VA and that is the area code out here.[/quote]

    Which begs the question: Is he afraid he’s going to forget it?[/quote]

    he does forget to go to treatments so…..who knows

  • Husul | November 11, 2008 at 10:20 pm |

    All my life I have waited for the Liberal “double surnames” to make their way on the backs of sports jerseys…and it’s only going to get better(and more ridiculous)

    Maybe Jeff Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers’s sister can get together with BenJarvus Green-Ellis’ sister and we will be lucky enough to see “Drouin-Deslauriers-Green-Ellis” on the back of an WNBA jersey.

    [quote comment=”299354″][quote comment=”299353″][quote comment=”299350″]I’m disappointed Jeff Drouin-Deslauriers of the Edmonton Oilers copped out and only puts Deslauriers on his jersey. He could have went elbow to elbow with it like Nick Polychronopoulous of the Lethbridge Hurricanes back in the day.[/quote]
    In other news, I haven’t seen such a bad jersey-to-pads mismatch since Marc-Andre Fleury’s Pac-Man yellow equipment.[/quote]

    That’s an eyesore, for sure.[/quote]

  • Tim | November 11, 2008 at 10:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”299463″][quote comment=”299461″][quote comment=”299459″]plaxico’s tattoo is “757”, he’s from Virginia Beach, VA and that is the area code out here.[/quote]

    Which begs the question: Is he afraid he’s going to forget it?[/quote]

    he does forget to go to treatments so…..who knows[/quote]
    Or maybe it’s “7:57”, as in “team meetings start at 8am, but Coach Coughlin expects us to be there at 7:57am”.

    Considering how many times he’s blown meetings and gotten fined for it, it doesn’t seem to be working…

  • Greg | November 11, 2008 at 11:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”299275″]”Ever seen these baseball card drinking glasses before? Stephen King saw them listed on Craigslist. Very cool. … ”

    Yes. The Johnny Bench version is sitting in the Johnny Bench altar in my office.[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure my dad has a couple of those i a cabinet at home.

  • Stuby | November 11, 2008 at 11:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”299461″][quote comment=”299459″]plaxico’s tattoo is “757”, he’s from Virginia Beach, VA and that is the area code out here.[/quote]

    Which begs the question: Is he afraid he’s going to forget it?[/quote]
    Yeah, and area codes never, ever change, do they?

  • CB | November 12, 2008 at 12:12 am |

    Ducks uniform update from the local newspaper(register guard)-
    http://blogs.registe...

  • LI Phil | November 12, 2008 at 12:27 am |

    [quote comment=”299468″]Ducks uniform update from the local newspaper(register guard)-
    http://blogs.registe...

    the comments which follow that piece are fucking hysterical…best one:

    [quote]Seriously, we should be talking about FOOTBALL, not uniforms.[/quote]

    oregon…a uniform school with a football problem

  • LarenR | November 12, 2008 at 1:03 am |

    [quote comment=”299469″][quote comment=”299468″]Ducks uniform update from the local newspaper(register guard)-
    http://blogs.registe...

    the comments which follow that piece are fucking hysterical…best one:

    [quote]Seriously, we should be talking about FOOTBALL, not uniforms.[/quote]

    oregon…a uniform school with a football problem[/quote]
    I don’t know…I liked this one:
    “I swear to god I will renounce my alma mater and my donation and my season tickets if we wear that crap. Those pictures with feathers on them look like something that belonged in a really bad Van Halen video, not on our players’ backs.”

  • Tim | November 12, 2008 at 2:17 am |

    [quote comment=”299467″][quote comment=”299461″][quote comment=”299459″]plaxico’s tattoo is “757”, he’s from Virginia Beach, VA and that is the area code out here.[/quote]

    Which begs the question: Is he afraid he’s going to forget it?[/quote]
    Yeah, and area codes never, ever change, do they?[/quote]

    That would actually be quite funny, if the area code of Virginia Beach changed. What would he do? Laser that bad boy off and replace it with the new one……?

    I always found that humorous, how pro athletes use their area codes as some sort of badge opf honor. Personally, if I saw a guy with the area codes for South Central LA, Compton, or Harlem tattooed on him, well, that’s a bad-ass mother. But Virginia Beach? Or San Diego (6-1-9)? Yeah, OK.

  • John | November 12, 2008 at 2:55 am |

    From the tournament formerly known as the Coaches vs Cancer Classic: SIU tipped off against California (PA) tonight and it appears from this gallery that some of the visitors’ players still have NCAA patches from last year’s D2 Tournament while others do not.

    http://gallery.mac.c...

  • MLB2PDX | November 12, 2008 at 3:05 am |

    “oregon…a uniform school with a football problem”

    Nice. I like that. I may walk around the stadium with that on a sign…

    If I had to choose this new one, or the diamond plate, I’d take the new one. But, the fact that it’s black…no thanks. Please.

    It’s interesting that Oregon has started using black, when Oregon State’s primary color is black. Way to go.

  • Billy Rageguy | November 13, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    The Dartmouth helmet is a throwback from the 70s. The current Dartmouth uniform is modern while the helmet is retro, which creates one of the ugliest football unis in history.

    http://www.dartmouth...

    I went to the football coach’s office in the 90s, and upon seeing the helmet in a trophy case, I asked the coach why they didn’t wear the old ones. He said it was too weird.

    The Dartmouth 90s unis were pretty simple and sweet:

    http://www.ivyleague...

    My friend (a player) BEGGED the coach to switch to the old helmets, and they did in the fall of 1999. Dartmouth has been terrible ever since.

  • Mike | November 18, 2008 at 2:54 pm |

    Paul or anyone else for that matter…are there any other MLB uni changes in the offing for this season? Also, I saw that someone asked about the Mets.

    I always thought that, if they HAD to have an alternate jersey, it should be blue with the interlocking NY…sort of like they had in the 80s for a brief time. Or even this

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Anyways, any news on the patch for them next year? I saw someone answer about the unis but not the patch. I hope, if they do, it’s a stadium patch and not that God-awful Dominos Pizza looking logo.