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In the Beginning

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We’re here today to bring you the annual Uni Watch changing of the god guard. As you know, Bryan Redemske has just completed his tour of duty and Phil Hecken is beginning his. With that, UW brings you an excerpt of Bryan’s exit interview with new intern bench coach Phil.

PH: Bryan, thanks for all your work. How’s this thing work?
BR: When relevant content is short, you can make fun of most anything. It helps when Carlos Guillen is around, but in a pinch you can go with Miguel Cabrera or pretty much any NBA player.

PH: No, I mean, THIS thing…the “ban” button
BR: OH, that…

PH: I can ban people, right?
BR: Not only can you ban people, you can look up IP addresses and e-mail accounts. And from there, you can find out where they live, how much they make and through which bank they got a car loan.

PH: Frikkin’ sweet. Should I be careful of making fun of people?
BR: For maximum impact, a finding a high schooler is key. First, they’ll almost always look like idiots (I know I did). Second, it totally drives up the page hits. And that’s called “value-added content.”

PH: Does Mr. Lukas like heavy starch, and cream or sugar?
BR: Actually, you’ll find it interesting to know that Paul exists mostly on brisket, pulled pork and Diet Coke. By the way, I schedule my brisket deliveries for Tuesdays.

PH: Is it true you once won a bicycle race with only one tire and no chain?
BR: Totally untrue. I won it without a bike. And I was wearing flip-flops at the time.

PH: What’s this hockey thing I keep hearing aboot?
BR: It’s like soccer, only with sticks and shit.

PH: Soccer?
BR: Yeah, soccer. It’s big in Japan, apparently.

PH: Will the Cubs ever win a World Series?
BR: Yes. Simple law of averages. If the Phillies can win two, while also being the losingest team in sports history, surely one of two teams with 10,000 wins can win another.

PH: Well, sounds like fun. Any last words, before we send this off to the readers?
BR: Yeah, clowns suck at football. Remember that.

And so begins Phil’s reign of terror tenure as bench coach. Be nice, he still has his training wheels.

Stay gold, pony boy…

— Phil Hecken

 

130 comments to In the Beginning

  • Brandon | November 15, 2008 at 8:15 am |

    welcome Phil. Don’t freak out if after next weekend some people are screaming for Bryan to come back. Revisionist history is grand isn’t it?

  • Brian Terreson | November 15, 2008 at 8:16 am |

    Welcome Phil!

  • matt mitchell | November 15, 2008 at 8:31 am |

    not actually a comment on saturday. this goes back to thursday (i’ve been catching up). maybe paul could paraphrase “yankee stadium will be in a constant state of artness” as an alt slogan to run atop the page on home-game fridays. and, in the true spirit of altness, the entire page should be black with reverse type. by the way, i thought the yanks showed constanza the door.

  • Frank | November 15, 2008 at 9:04 am |

    Bryan couldn’t resist being a jerk one more time. Good riddance.

  • Paulio | November 15, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    HAHA! That was one of the best weekend posts in a while. I think that Phil and Bryan should become a running feature!

  • Joe D | November 15, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    This isn’t exactly uni-related, but it’s close.

    In college football, I’ve heard it is the responsibility of the visiting team to provide the footballs for the game. If you notice, most of the time the ball is stamped with a logo of the visiting school. I noticed an article about Michael Crabtree that showed a picture of his game winning catch against Texas which was a home game from Texas Tech, but look at the ball in the picture:

    http://rivals.yahoo....

    A) Am I wrong in my understanding that the visiting team provides the footballs and
    B) If not, why is there a Texas Tech stamp on this ball?

  • Mason | November 15, 2008 at 9:25 am |

    Joe D,
    my understanding of the football situation is the away team brings the ball they want to use while they are one offense, and home team uses the balls they want while they are on offense too.

  • Jordan Sogn | November 15, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    First, welcome Phil!

    Secondly, here are some pics of the Sooners in game action with the new uni’s…I really dig them. I just wish anyone who wore a t-shirt underneath would wear a tighter fit (nike fit for example) as it’d look cleaner with the SOD.
    http://www.soonerspo...

  • Ricko | November 15, 2008 at 9:49 am |

    Glad you solved the Mystery of the Other Shoe yesterday. Yeah, it was a Puma, the first blue ones and red ones had that white tongue. But it can be a little tricky cuz so did some of the first blue and red Nike.

    Also please someone mentioned Bauer as one of the other shoemakers that shod MLB players for a while (Fred Lynn and Dave Stieb are two that come quickly to mind). They’d been left off the list during that discussion.

    And, Phil…

    Phil, Phil, Phil, you’re part of The Establishment now (oh, like that means anything around here, LOL).

    And Bryan, thanks again. “Don’t let ’em give you any shit about your ponytail” (Marshal Sam Gerard, THE FUGITIVE)

    —Ricko

  • Alan #44 | November 15, 2008 at 9:50 am |

    Awesome, Phil. From one Long Islander to another. Looking forward to your humor.

  • Kenny | November 15, 2008 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”300073″]Bryan couldn’t resist being a jerk one more time. Good riddance.[/quote]

    So sensitive. Phil was involved so apparently he was a jerk, so now I guess you’ll hate his weekend posts too.

    And for the record, I believe Bryan was only posting what many of us were thinking. Also it’s High School: http://www.omaha.com... (Scroll down to right above Six-man)

  • mark | November 15, 2008 at 10:21 am |

    Welcome Phil. Bryan, thanks for the weekend goodies.

  • RedWing in Colorado | November 15, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    I know that this won’t get much love here because its racing, but I think some pit crews are wearing what I can only consider “merit decals” on their helmets.

    Craftsman truck crew member on the lower right

  • Robert | November 15, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”300077″]First, welcome Phil!

    Secondly, here are some pics of the Sooners in game action with the new uni’s…I really dig them. I just wish anyone who wore a t-shirt underneath would wear a tighter fit (nike fit for example) as it’d look cleaner with the SOD.
    http://www.soonerspo...

    I love the AU uniforms, but that could be just because I go there… Funny story… We actually spent I think somewhere around $1.5 Million to patent our own colour blue.

  • Jon | November 15, 2008 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”300076″]Joe D,
    my understanding of the football situation is the away team brings the ball they want to use while they are one offense, and home team uses the balls they want while they are on offense too.[/quote]

    Mason, you are correct. Each team uses their own balls when on offense.

  • Stevo | November 15, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”300084″][quote comment=”300076″]Joe D,
    my understanding of the football situation is the away team brings the ball they want to use while they are one offense, and home team uses the balls they want while they are on offense too.[/quote]

    Mason, you are correct. Each team uses their own balls when on offense.[/quote]

    And, if my memories of HS are the same as the college procedures, the balls are sometimes switched out before an obvious punting situation, so that the receiving team is receiving their own ball.

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2008 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”300085″][quote comment=”300084″][quote comment=”300076″]Joe D,
    my understanding of the football situation is the away team brings the ball they want to use while they are one offense, and home team uses the balls they want while they are on offense too.[/quote]

    Mason, you are correct. Each team uses their own balls when on offense.[/quote]

    And, if my memories of HS are the same as the college procedures, the balls are sometimes switched out before an obvious punting situation, so that the receiving team is receiving their own ball.[/quote]

    As a High School Official, I can attest to this.

    For example, after a team scores or starts a half, they will often kick off with a “Balloon Ball” so that it will carry more and will be harder for the opposing team to grasp it.

    As the Head Linesman, dude on the chains, it is my job to inspect the ball before the kick-off.

    After the return has ended, the chains are being set, the ball is spotted and the QB brings the offensive ball out to be switched with the “K” ball.

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2008 at 11:17 am |

    Oh, and BTW, welcome Phil!
    Thanks for entertaining me on the weekends, Bryan!

    Great way to start off fellas!

    As I have mentioned before, Cry Black qand the Baseball Schedule entry were my two favorites!

    And just for good measure:
    1. Ricko is old.
    2. Hockey is lame.
    3. Sneakers are cool.
    4. http://eppsnet.com/i...
    http://collegesports...

  • Robert in Dallas | November 15, 2008 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”300082″]I know that this won’t get much love here because its racing, but I think some pit crews are wearing what I can only consider “merit decals” on their helmets.

    Craftsman truck crew member on the lower right [/quote]

    As one of the (apparently) few NASCAR fans who visit the site with frequency and appreciate your post, I hereby officially issue a “Good catch.”

  • Jeremy | November 15, 2008 at 11:35 am |

    I know I’m probably just about the only one who cares about this, but UAlbany has new uniforms (again.)This is my third year at the school and this is the third set of uniforms they have had since I’ve started here. Basically, the added the multi-colored striping on the shorts and the stupid “A” on the left side of the shorts. Thank god I’m graduating in less than a month.

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

  • Flip | November 15, 2008 at 11:45 am |

    K-State broke out its lavender-top uniforms last night.
    http://www.kansascit...
    According to the K-State Web site, the uniforms originated in the ’70s when head coach Jack Hartman was tired of the jerseys being labeled “dull” and asked Jim Knight of Knight Sportswear in Salina, Kan., to come up with something more colorful to give the Wildcats a boost. The SOD versions looked better than the baggy ones they used a couple years ago. Still, not a very good look.

  • Beardface | November 15, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    Photo Gallery of the new Virginia Tech basketball uniforms… Yet unseen piping on the back of the jerseys and the shorts. I actually really like these jerseys. Interested to see how the maroon and orange uniforms look…

    http://vtphreak4evr....

  • Kenny | November 15, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”300088″][quote comment=”300082″]I know that this won’t get much love here because its racing, but I think some pit crews are wearing what I can only consider “merit decals” on their helmets.

    Craftsman truck crew member on the lower right [/quote]

    As one of the (apparently) few NASCAR fans who visit the site with frequency and appreciate your post, I hereby officially issue a “Good catch.”[/quote]

    I wouldn’t call myself a racing “fan”. I tried to get into it, but just couldn’t (although I really want to go to a race). Anyways, that picture is pretty amazing. It almost looks fake with the lighting and everything

  • Jamie | November 15, 2008 at 11:59 am |

    Long live Phil… Long live Phil…Long live Phil…Long live Phil…Long live Phil…Long live Phil…Long live Phil…Long live Phil…Long live Phil…Long live Phil…Long live Phil…Long live Phil…Long live Phil…Long live Phil…Long live Phil…Long live Phil…Long live Phil…Long live Phil…

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    Nike is hoing all out with their Hyperdunk shoe…Check this out, the NBA on TNT edition:

    http://i165.photobuc...

    http://i165.photobuc...

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”300095″]Nike is hoing all out with their Hyperdunk shoe…Check this out, the NBA on TNT edition:

    http://i165.photobuc...

    http://i165.photobuc...

    hoing…meant going…Freudian slip!

  • Johnny F. | November 15, 2008 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”300092″]Photo Gallery of the new Virginia Tech basketball uniforms… Yet unseen piping on the back of the jerseys and the shorts. I actually really like these jerseys. Interested to see how the maroon and orange uniforms look…

    http://vtphreak4evr....

    Love it! Like I said the other day, I saw them in person and was very happy. Now, we can only hope the look translates on TV, where most will see it.

    If we could just get rid of the orange jerseys in football, and go to the “throwback” style full-time…. we’d have ourselves some good lookin’ Hokies!

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2008 at 12:22 pm |

    Another pair of kicks to match your old school, Alex English and Fat Lever Nuggets jerseys:

    http://www.hoopsvibe...

    http://img525.images...

    http://img219.images...

  • Robert | November 15, 2008 at 12:25 pm |

    The mentioning of The American University in the Sooners part made me go look at our site. I noticed that under pictures for the volleyball team, that the Patriot League uses red, white and blue balls for their tourney…

    http://aueagles.cstv...

  • Robert | November 15, 2008 at 12:26 pm |

    Forgot to tell you, look at the second picture.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    Michigan-Northwestern and Princeton-Yale on at same time here in TC. Now if Delaware were on, too, I could surf among all three versions of that helmet.

    Yes, Matt, I’m old.
    But not as old as I’ll be tomorrow.
    Or the next day.
    (Oh, wait, that’s happening to all of us).

    Love the image at the top.
    Man, “We’re No. 1” goes back a lonnnnnnng way, doesn’t it.

  • Shaftman | November 15, 2008 at 12:45 pm |

    Bryan, thanks for all you did…long live the Phil.

    Your first act as intern, king, phil’s bitch, bench coach you should work to have the “link” tab placed back on the blog.

    Also, I know you’re itching to push the ban button on someone….if it makes you feel better you can ban me on alternating Monday’s.

    “You be management… like me” (Moti from Private Parts)

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”300101″]Michigan-Northwestern and Princeton-Yale on at same time here in TC. Now if Delaware were on, too, I could surf among all three versions of that helmet.

    Yes, Matt, I’m old.
    But not as old as I’ll be tomorrow.
    Or the next day.
    (Oh, wait, that’s happening to all of us).

    Love the image at the top.
    Man, “We’re No. 1” goes back a lonnnnnnng way, doesn’t it.[/quote]

    Ricko, we love ya old man!

    It is a sad commentary that a person out in Minnesota can check out the Princeton-Yale game, but someone equidistant between both schools can’t!

    I would much rather be watching that than Rutgers-USF or Northwestern and Michigan!

    Hell, give me Army, 30 minutes away, than any of the games available!

  • Ricko | November 15, 2008 at 1:06 pm |

    Princeton game is on Versus.

    Y’know, the Deer Hunting NHL Channel.

  • Lwiedy | November 15, 2008 at 1:10 pm |

    Not sure M-angelo has Bryan & Phil in mind but I guess I see a resemblance. Looks like Phil’s been to the gym but he may want to consider one of those “enhancement” aids.

    Nice debut and farewell.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | November 15, 2008 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”300098″]Another pair of kicks to match your old school, Alex English and Fat Lever Nuggets jerseys:

    http://www.hoopsvibe...

    http://img525.images...

    http://img219.images...

    …these guys would be PROUD!

    http://i31.photobuck...

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | November 15, 2008 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”300106″][quote comment=”300098″]Another pair of kicks to match your old school, Alex English and Fat Lever Nuggets jerseys:

    http://www.hoopsvibe...

    http://img525.images...

    http://img219.images...

    …these guys would be PROUD!

    http://i31.photobuck...

    lets try it again….

    these guys would be PROUD!!!

    http://dvdmedia.ign....

  • Dducic | November 15, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    In the beginning, there was Phil… and it was good.

    Shortly after that, Ohio State had two quarterbacks in uniform wearing number 2 against Illinois on Saturday (link below). What’s up with that?

    http://www.mediafire...

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | November 15, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”300107″][quote comment=”300106″][quote comment=”300098″]Another pair of kicks to match your old school, Alex English and Fat Lever Nuggets jerseys:

    http://www.hoopsvibe...

    http://img525.images...

    http://img219.images...

    …these guys would be PROUD!

    http://i31.photobuck...

    lets try it again….

    these guys would be PROUD!!!

    http://dvdmedia.ign....

    JEEZ! One more time…

    http://img118.images...

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | November 15, 2008 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”300096″][quote comment=”300095″]Nike is hoing all out with their Hyperdunk shoe…Check this out, the NBA on TNT edition:

    http://i165.photobuc...

    http://i165.photobuc...

    hoing…meant going…Freudian slip![/quote]

    I speak for everybody when I say “That’s TRBLE!!!”

  • John in Athens | November 15, 2008 at 1:23 pm |

    I miss Vince.

    (Good luck, Phil. May this be the last time anyone has to post that. And remember: you don’t have to be a **** just because Paul makes you work weekends.).

  • Mike from Queens | November 15, 2008 at 1:34 pm |

    That little Q/A thing was very entertaining. Now, don’t get all confident and screw it up for the future.

  • K Dawg | November 15, 2008 at 2:07 pm |

    Great job on the transition, guys. I didn’t always agree with Bryan, but I appreciated his efforts and his consistency with the belief that pretty much anyone is eligible for mocking (including himself). And this post was a great way to end (and begin).

    Peace out!

  • Cosmo | November 15, 2008 at 2:14 pm |

    Notre Dame vs. Navy looks like a scrimmage.

  • Abe | November 15, 2008 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”300089″]I know I’m probably just about the only one who cares about this, but UAlbany has new uniforms (again.)This is my third year at the school and this is the third set of uniforms they have had since I’ve started here. Basically, the added the multi-colored striping on the shorts and the stupid “A” on the left side of the shorts. Thank god I’m graduating in less than a month.

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

    Sounds like UMass hockey! We had great, simple unis in ’06-’07 with Nike (notice how they’re maroon and all the fonts match and all that good stuff?):
    http://graphics.fans...

    …then we switched to Adidas and got these hideous things in ’07-’08 (since when is red a team color?):
    http://farm3.static....

    …then this year they decided that we could wear maroon again, except they gave us some random, ugly font that totally doesn’t go:
    http://graphics.fans...

    Don’t you just love consistency?

  • scott | November 15, 2008 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”300104″]Princeton game is on Versus.

    Y’know, the Deer Hunting NHL Channel.[/quote]

    They’re playing in the mud. Real football conditions. Yale’s blue uniforms are nice and traditional, except for the big swoosh on the front.

  • Jeff P | November 15, 2008 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”300115″][quote comment=”300089″]I know I’m probably just about the only one who cares about this, but UAlbany has new uniforms (again.)This is my third year at the school and this is the third set of uniforms they have had since I’ve started here. Basically, the added the multi-colored striping on the shorts and the stupid “A” on the left side of the shorts. Thank god I’m graduating in less than a month.

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

    Sounds like UMass hockey! We had great, simple unis in ’06-’07 with Nike (notice how they’re maroon and all the fonts match and all that good stuff?):
    http://graphics.fans...

    …then we switched to Adidas and got these hideous things in ’07-’08 (since when is red a team color?):
    http://farm3.static....

    …then this year they decided that we could wear maroon again, except they gave us some random, ugly font that totally doesn’t go:
    http://graphics.fans...

    Don’t you just love consistency?[/quote]

    Well, your first and third photos sure are consistent. And I hope you lost that game in the end.

    One of these days I’ll put together something on Clarkson Uniforms for you guys will all the old photos in the arena and such. Sweet stuff.

  • Stevo | November 15, 2008 at 3:00 pm |

    I’m sorry, but there’s something that’s been bugging me the last 24 hours. Yesterday Paul showed the official game ball of the Iowa State Volleyball Championships as an example of the “breast cancer awareness trope” because it has pink. Well, that is not why the ball has pink on it. The ball is white, black and pink because white, black and pink are the colors of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. It’s not cancer awareness, it’s brand awareness.

  • John in Athens | November 15, 2008 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”300118″]I’m sorry, but there’s something that’s been bugging me the last 24 hours. Yesterday Paul showed the official game ball of the Iowa State Volleyball Championships as an example of the “breast cancer awareness trope” because it has pink. Well, that is not why the ball has pink on it. The ball is white, black and pink because white, black and pink are the colors of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. It’s not cancer awareness, it’s brand awareness.[/quote]

    Pink balls for a cause are cliche.

    Pink balls without a cause is just plain unfortunate.

    Somebody should know better.

  • Jordan Sogn | November 15, 2008 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”300114″]Notre Dame vs. Navy looks like a scrimmage.[/quote]

    I know, neither are very good…oops you were talking about the unis, sorry!

  • Stevo | November 15, 2008 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”300119″][quote comment=”300118″]I’m sorry, but there’s something that’s been bugging me the last 24 hours. Yesterday Paul showed the official game ball of the Iowa State Volleyball Championships as an example of the “breast cancer awareness trope” because it has pink. Well, that is not why the ball has pink on it. The ball is white, black and pink because white, black and pink are the colors of the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union. It’s not cancer awareness, it’s brand awareness.[/quote]

    Pink balls for a cause are cliche.

    Pink balls without a cause is just plain unfortunate.

    Somebody should know better.[/quote]

    White, black and pink balls for the freaking State Tournament is pretty cool, or at least better than the plain white that had been used before this year.

  • Chad | November 15, 2008 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”300108″]In the beginning, there was Phil… and it was good.

    Shortly after that, Ohio State had two quarterbacks in uniform wearing number 2 against Illinois on Saturday (link below). What’s up with that?

    http://www.mediafire...

    That’s Malcolm Jenkins on the left. He plays cornerback, not quarterback. A lot of college teams have two players wearing the same number.

  • JR Boucicaut | November 15, 2008 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”300078″]
    Also please someone mentioned Bauer as one of the other shoemakers that shod MLB players for a while (Fred Lynn and Dave Stieb are two that come quickly to mind). They’d been left off the list during that discussion.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Anyone have any pictures of said Bauer cleats? As someone who is involved in the hockey equipment industry, I’d sure like to see them.

  • Johnny O | November 15, 2008 at 4:08 pm |

    For the second straight week, Wisconsin coach Brett Bielema is wearing a different top. This may not be big news to most, but Wisconsin fans will notice that for his first 2+ season the coach has looked like this:
    http://assets.espn.g...

    Last week, the coach looked like this:
    http://www.uwbadgers...

    And today, it seems like he just has a grey sweatshirt on.

  • CaliGuy | November 15, 2008 at 4:19 pm |

    Running back Shady Saloman of the University of Minnesota just lost a helmet logo in a nasty collision with a Wisconsin safety.

    The hit occurred at 1:15 of the 1st quarter, if anyone can get a screen grab.

  • Jimmy | November 15, 2008 at 4:20 pm |

    I’m watching the Minnesota-Wisconsin game, and the Minnesota RB just got blasted with a helmet-to-helmet hit. A huge paint chip flew off his helmet (the paint that was under the “M” logo decal) causing the FULL Minnesota logo to fly off and roll around on the field. Awesome.

  • Jimmy | November 15, 2008 at 4:20 pm |

    You beat me to it, CaliGuy! Nicely done.

  • Adam | November 15, 2008 at 4:24 pm |

    I’m watching the Minnesota-Wisconsin game, and Gopher running back Shady Salamon just got his “M” knocked off his helmet.

  • CaliGuy | November 15, 2008 at 4:34 pm |

    Saloman is now back in the game in the 2nd quarter with either a new decal or a new helmet altogether.

  • Eric B in KC | November 15, 2008 at 4:38 pm |

    i defy anyone here to find a worse looking basketball uni than what kansas state wore when they took the court friday night.

    http://i13.photobuck...

  • Johnny O | November 15, 2008 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”300125″]Running back Shady Saloman of the University of Minnesota just lost a helmet logo in a nasty collision with a Wisconsin safety.

    The hit occurred at 1:15 of the 1st quarter, if anyone can get a screen grab.[/quote]

    I got ya covered:
    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://s147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

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    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

  • CaliGuy | November 15, 2008 at 4:59 pm |

    Big ups, Johnny O!

  • Johnny O | November 15, 2008 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”300131″][quote comment=”300125″]Running back Shady Saloman of the University of Minnesota just lost a helmet logo in a nasty collision with a Wisconsin safety.

    The hit occurred at 1:15 of the 1st quarter, if anyone can get a screen grab.[/quote]

    I got ya covered:
    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://s147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    And just because I am bored, I have some videos for your. (As a side note, in the photos I took, in the kind of blurry motion pics, the “M” decal is gonna be a white blob in the bottom left portion of all the pics)

    Videos:

    http://s147.photobuc...

    http://s147.photobuc...

  • Brandon | November 15, 2008 at 6:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”300133″][quote comment=”300131″][quote comment=”300125″]Running back Shady Saloman of the University of Minnesota just lost a helmet logo in a nasty collision with a Wisconsin safety.

    The hit occurred at 1:15 of the 1st quarter, if anyone can get a screen grab.[/quote]

    I got ya covered:
    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://s147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    And just because I am bored, I have some videos for your. (As a side note, in the photos I took, in the kind of blurry motion pics, the “M” decal is gonna be a white blob in the bottom left portion of all the pics)

    Videos:

    http://s147.photobuc...

    http://s147.photobuc...
    Freaking WOW

  • Dustin | November 15, 2008 at 6:35 pm |

    How many teams use a sleeve patch on one side and not the other? It looks like Maryland has the state flag on the right sleeve, but blank on the other (other than the TV numbers, of course).

  • gppittjk | November 15, 2008 at 6:41 pm |

    a couple days ago i mentioned adidas putting a logo on the back of the collar of their basketball schools being a design concept. add notre dame to the list of teams that have it.
    (look through the collar of the jersey):
    http://store.cstv.co...

  • Teebz | November 15, 2008 at 6:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”300087″]
    2. Hockey is lame.
    [/quote]

    You’re just angry because Nike isn’t covering hockey as much as it did in the 1990s and early 2000s, Powers. LOL

  • Cosmo | November 15, 2008 at 6:58 pm |

    The announcer just said the Ducks are wearing the new unis today. Anybody got pictures? It’s not on TV here.

  • Dave B | November 15, 2008 at 7:07 pm |

    Please don’t shoot me if someone has brought this up before or if this is something that I should have known about for a while, but does anyone know what’s the story behind this Mets logo?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|65%3A15|39%3A1|240%3A1318

  • Dave B | November 15, 2008 at 7:10 pm |

    Please don’t shoot me if someone has brought this up before or if this is something that I should have known about for a while, but does anyone know what’s behind this Mets logo?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|65%3A15|39%3A1|240%3A1318

  • david stoops | November 15, 2008 at 7:14 pm |

    Visting teams provide ball…hhmmmm
    As someone who has been around football since i was very young
    I have never EVER heard of this.
    And…and being a former
    equipment manager
    Trust me.
    You bring your own balls.
    We used to let the quarterbacks pick out 12-18 balls to be used for games home and away.
    And our kickers..had well we will just call them their favorites until officials got wise.

  • Brandon | November 15, 2008 at 7:30 pm |

    ANY NEWS ON THE NEW DUCKS UNIFORMS?!

    I COULDN’T SLEEP LAST NIGHT BECAUSE I WAS SO ANXIOUS ABOUT THEM!

    anyone notice the sarcasm?

  • Jordan Pope | November 15, 2008 at 7:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”300142″]ANY NEWS ON THE NEW DUCKS UNIFORMS?!

    I COULDN’T SLEEP LAST NIGHT BECAUSE I WAS SO ANXIOUS ABOUT THEM!

    anyone notice the sarcasm?[/quote]

    no tv unless you live in eugene…thank god

  • Brandon | November 15, 2008 at 7:35 pm |

    ANY NEWS ON THE NEW DUCKS UNIFORMS?!

    I COULDN’T SLEEP LAST NIGHT BECAUSE I WAS SO ANXIOUS ABOUT THEM!

    anyone notice the sarcasm?

    no tv unless you live in eugene…thank god

    Yeah, I didn’t feel like burning my retina’s today! (spelling on retina’s?)

  • Jeff | November 15, 2008 at 7:38 pm |

    New Ducks Uni’s

    http://www.goducks.c...

  • Cosmo | November 15, 2008 at 7:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”300146″]New Ducks Uni’s

    http://www.goducks.c...
    I don’t have a problem with those… assuming they’re just a “special occasion” thing. I’d like to see some shots of them in action on the field. I guess I just have to wait for ESPN unless a Eugeneian wants to take a screen grab.

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2008 at 8:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”300137″][quote comment=”300087″]
    2. Hockey is lame.
    [/quote]

    You’re just angry because Nike isn’t covering hockey as much as it did in the 1990s and early 2000s, Powers. LOL[/quote]

    That’s cuz Federov disappeared after he began playing “poker” with Anna Kournikova and Mats Sundin would rather make commercials about Poker!

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2008 at 8:15 pm |

    and…don’t the noles look lovely in their all-black

  • ric | November 15, 2008 at 8:15 pm |

    Florida State’s going with the “Unconquered” look.

  • ric | November 15, 2008 at 8:15 pm |

    Beat me by a second, Phil.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2008 at 8:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”300123″][quote comment=”300078″]
    Also please someone mentioned Bauer as one of the other shoemakers that shod MLB players for a while (Fred Lynn and Dave Stieb are two that come quickly to mind). They’d been left off the list during that discussion.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Anyone have any pictures of said Bauer cleats? As someone who is involved in the hockey equipment industry, I’d sure like to see them.[/quote]

    First off, sorry for taking so long on this.

    Found these images on Internet. I knew Fred Lynn and Dave Stieb wore them for awhile…maybe Dwight Evans, too. Anyhow, hope these links work. Not a great look, but shoes had small area on outside of lace placat with Bauer wordmark in black, pretty much same as their skates at the time. I’ll look through my files and see what I can find, and email any results to Paul.

    Lynn…
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Stieb…
    http://blogimg.goo.n...

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 15, 2008 at 8:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”300140″]Please don’t shoot me if someone has brought this up before or if this is something that I should have known about for a while, but does anyone know what’s behind this Mets logo?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|65%3A15|39%3A1|240%3A1318[/quote]

    My guess is that’s a patch somebody made to avoid paying licensing fees. There was a TON of that kind of crap around in the 60’s and 70’s, before a) teams clamped down on use of words like “official” and phrases like “just like the pros wear” and b) fans got hip to the B.S. (to some extent because of increased visibility provided by cable TV with ESPN, etc.) and wanted only the real thing.

  • Mike N. | November 15, 2008 at 8:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”300147″][quote comment=”300146″]New Ducks Uni’s

    http://www.goducks.c...
    I don’t have a problem with those… assuming they’re just a “special occasion” thing. I’d like to see some shots of them in action on the field. I guess I just have to wait for ESPN unless a Eugeneian wants to take a screen grab.[/quote]

    Here’s a better pic

    http://blogs.registe...

  • gppittjk | November 15, 2008 at 8:34 pm |

    you can argue that its dumb and you can argue that they shouldnt wear them just to appease nike…. but the ‘noles in all black look great. can’t deny that.

    and as for the oregon unis… im oddly intrigued. they look a lot better with pads under them than hanging on a hanger. i kinda dig em. just wish i could see them in action.

    in case you wondered, yes i am a fan of “black for black’s sake.”

  • Ben | November 15, 2008 at 8:35 pm |

    They showed the Oregon Unis in a quick highlights clip on tv, and I Dont think they are that bad. At least compared to the others they have. At least the feathers fit the mascot.

    Anyway, I was looking for pictures from my old high schools game last night since our rival changed uniforms mid season from the ugly ones that Florida wore for a Nike promotion a few years back
    http://www.wfsb.com/...
    To some new Nike ones. They did not put the pictures I was looking for up yet, but I did find these. Notice the reverse bengal’s helmet, and logo creep on the black “TECH” unis, both on the side of the shoulder and from of the shoulder.
    http://www.wfsb.com/...

  • Ben | November 15, 2008 at 8:35 pm |

    last link should be this http://www.maxpreps....

  • Tom K | November 15, 2008 at 8:38 pm |

    Am I the only one who wants to see a mix up where the Pacers only have their Yellow alternates and the Lakers only have their home yellows?

    It would be confusing to watch (like the Illinois orange vs Indiana red) but it would be epic.

  • Mike N. | November 15, 2008 at 8:39 pm |

    Here’s a brand new story from our feathered friends in Eugene…. yet, not a necessarily surprising article….

    http://blogs.registe...

  • Cosmo | November 15, 2008 at 8:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”300154″][quote comment=”300147″][quote comment=”300146″]New Ducks Uni’s

    http://www.goducks.c...
    I don’t have a problem with those… assuming they’re just a “special occasion” thing. I’d like to see some shots of them in action on the field. I guess I just have to wait for ESPN unless a Eugeneian wants to take a screen grab.[/quote]

    Here’s a better pic

    http://blogs.registe...[/quote]
    Yeah, I dig ’em. I kinda wish the number was metallic green, just so there was SOME green on there. But overall, pretty cool.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2008 at 8:42 pm |

    Try this for the Stieb link.
    Scroll down just a bit and click the thumbnail.
    http://blog.goo.ne.j...

  • Jordan Pope | November 15, 2008 at 8:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”300160″][quote comment=”300154″][quote comment=”300147″][quote comment=”300146″]New Ducks Uni’s

    http://www.goducks.c...
    I don’t have a problem with those… assuming they’re just a “special occasion” thing. I’d like to see some shots of them in action on the field. I guess I just have to wait for ESPN unless a Eugeneian wants to take a screen grab.[/quote]

    Here’s a better pic

    http://blogs.registe...[/quote]
    Yeah, I dig ’em. I kinda wish the number was metallic green, just so there was SOME green on there. But overall, pretty cool.[/quote]

    I agree

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2008 at 8:43 pm |

    two questions

    1) when is the civil war and

    2) have the ducks worn all lightning this year?

  • Ricko | November 15, 2008 at 8:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”300160″][quote comment=”300154″][quote comment=”300147″][quote comment=”300146″]New Ducks Uni’s

    http://www.goducks.c...
    I don’t have a problem with those… assuming they’re just a “special occasion” thing. I’d like to see some shots of them in action on the field. I guess I just have to wait for ESPN unless a Eugeneian wants to take a screen grab.[/quote]

    Here’s a better pic

    http://blogs.registe...[/quote]
    Yeah, I dig ’em. I kinda wish the number was metallic green, just so there was SOME green on there. But overall, pretty cool.[/quote]

    They shoulda sewn ’em down only on the edge closest to the neck…so they’d “flap” when the players ran.

  • Cosmo | November 15, 2008 at 8:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”300163″]two questions

    1) when is the civil war and

    2) have the ducks worn all lightning this year?[/quote]
    1) Civil war is 2-weeks from tonight in Corvallis.

    2) Not that I remember, and I hope it stays that ways.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2008 at 8:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”300163″]two questions

    1) when is the civil war and

    2) have the ducks worn all lightning this year?[/quote]

    1) Nov. 29. Versus just ran a promo for it.

  • Cosmo | November 15, 2008 at 8:55 pm |

    The Oregon radio announcers are complaining about how hard it is for them to read the uni numbers. Thanks, Nike! :)

  • Ricko | November 15, 2008 at 8:56 pm |

    Don’t know what anyone else is watching, but Stanford and USC are tied 17-17 in the third quarter (on Versus).

    Uni-wise, definitely a “traditional look” game. Stanford mindful of Jim Plunkett, John Elway; USC the days of Mike Garrett and the other guy, the who’d “never own a pair of those ugly-ass shoes; no, wait, I guess I did.”

  • Jordan Pope | November 15, 2008 at 9:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”300168″]Don’t know what anyone else is watching, but Stanford and USC are tied 17-17 in the third quarter (on Versus).

    Uni-wise, definitely a “traditional look” game. Stanford mindful of Jim Plunkett, John Elway; USC the days of Mike Garrett and the other guy, the who’d “never own a pair of those ugly-ass shoes; no, wait, I guess I did.”[/quote]

    just heard on Vs. the holy war is next week…only day in the year where mormons hate each other
    Oops..

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2008 at 9:18 pm |

    [quote]just heard on Vs. the holy war is next week…only day in the year where mormons hate each other[/quote]

    provo or salt lake?

  • ToasterPoodle | November 15, 2008 at 9:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”300073″]Bryan couldn’t resist being a jerk one more time. Good riddance.[/quote]
    I believe it was Sgt. Hulka who said it best, “Lighten up Francis” (or in this case Frank).
    I kinda dig the Oregon ‘Darkwing Duck’ Unis. If they were in green instead of black, they might be pretty cool.

  • Jordan Pope | November 15, 2008 at 9:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”300170″][quote]just heard on Vs. the holy war is next week…only day in the year where mormons hate each other[/quote]

    provo or salt lake?[/quote]

    salt lake

  • Ricko | November 15, 2008 at 9:32 pm |

    I admit I didn’t read the article, but I assume those Oregon wings are silver because they’re reflective, like the tire tracks?

    Cuz, y’know, otherwise…we now have silver for silver’s sake, too.

  • jokstrap | November 15, 2008 at 9:34 pm |

    The helmet the RB for the Gophers that had the paint chip off was a Xenith. I had heard a sporting goods salesman said they were “concussion proff”…not sure if the cat from Minnesota would agree!

  • Jordan Pope | November 15, 2008 at 9:58 pm |

    looks like the feathers were good enough to win the shootout in Eugene

  • mike 2 | November 15, 2008 at 10:08 pm |

    Canucks are wearing their alts tonight versus the Leafs.

    They look good, but they’re just about the same as the existing jersey. Same stripes, same pants, same socks. If you were flipping by, you might not even notice the different jerseys.

    Most of the alts are at least eye-catching – they use an accent colour as the primary colour, they throw back to an older design. These are nice but they just aren’t very distinctive.

  • ric | November 15, 2008 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”300177″]Canucks are wearing their alts tonight versus the Leafs.

    They look good, but they’re just about the same as the existing jersey. Same stripes, same pants, same socks. If you were flipping by, you might not even notice the different jerseys.

    Most of the alts are at least eye-catching – they use an accent colour as the primary colour, they throw back to an older design. These are nice but they just aren’t very distinctive.[/quote]

    I like them. They’ve modified their original “stick in the rink” logo to make it look modern, and they added Johnny Canuck on the shoulders. At least they didn’t make them black.

  • u2-horn | November 15, 2008 at 10:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”300170″][quote]just heard on Vs. the holy war is next week…only day in the year where mormons hate each other[/quote]

    provo or salt lake?[/quote]

    Provo, Spain?

  • clark | November 15, 2008 at 11:17 pm |

    Here is a slide show of game action:
    http://blog.oregonli...

    Not awful, but so much better if they were green. It bugs even more because OSU is orange & BLACK. Its like Texas breaking out maroon unis…

  • Luke | November 15, 2008 at 11:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”300141″]Visting teams provide ball…hhmmmm
    As someone who has been around football since i was very young
    I have never EVER heard of this.
    And…and being a former
    equipment manager
    Trust me.
    You bring your own balls.
    We used to let the quarterbacks pick out 12-18 balls to be used for games home and away.
    And our kickers..had well we will just call them their favorites until officials got wise.[/quote]
    As someone
    who
    hits
    return
    after
    every few words…
    You’re a bit outnumbered on this one.

  • mdunner28 | November 15, 2008 at 11:24 pm |

    Offenses typically use their own balls. That’s all there really is to it.

  • Micah | November 15, 2008 at 11:26 pm |

    Damn, looks like FSU is gonna go 1-2 in those all-black Unconquered uni’s which to say the least, are ridiculously sweet-looking, and yes, I am a Nole fan. The only win is against Duke, the two losses against Wake and BC.

  • Luke | November 15, 2008 at 11:27 pm |

    Marc Andre Fleury sporting a “new” mask. For those who don’t know, Fleury had the mask made for last year’s winter classic, when he wore yellow pads. The mask was yellow to match with his pads. However Fleury was hurt, so he couldn’t play in the Winter Classic. He has since switched to white pads (per an eye doctor’s suggestion), which makes his yellow mask, white pads, and blue jersey seem a bit uncoordinated.

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2008 at 11:33 pm |

    conquered

  • Justin | November 16, 2008 at 12:13 am |

    Those Pens jerseys just didn’t do it for me tonight. It’s not the same indoors in November…I feel like it’s taking away from the mystique of the Winter Classic look. Now it’s just the Mellon Arena in November look.

  • Micah | November 16, 2008 at 12:21 am |

    [quote comment=”300189″]conquered[/quote]

    All I got’s to say: Ouch!

  • EHov | November 16, 2008 at 12:37 am |

    It looks like these uniforms are a special occasion uniform. This link says that the Ducks are getting new uniforms in 2010:

    http://blogs.registe...

  • Jordan Pope | November 16, 2008 at 12:44 am |

    if you go to the oregon multimedia page you can watch the whole game.

  • MPowers1634 | November 16, 2008 at 12:51 am |

    [quote comment=”300156″]They showed the Oregon Unis in a quick highlights clip on tv, and I Dont think they are that bad. At least compared to the others they have. At least the feathers fit the mascot.

    Anyway, I was looking for pictures from my old high schools game last night since our rival changed uniforms mid season from the ugly ones that Florida wore for a Nike promotion a few years back
    http://www.wfsb.com/...
    To some new Nike ones. They did not put the pictures I was looking for up yet, but I did find these. Notice the reverse bengal’s helmet, and logo creep on the black “TECH” unis, both on the side of the shoulder and from of the shoulder.
    http://www.wfsb.com/...

    I LOVE the reverse Bengal helmets!

  • The Hemogoblin | November 16, 2008 at 12:59 am |

    The uniforms for the Ducks were miserable to see live.

    And they gave out really shitty looking hats, which I have one of…

    Best part though: They announced over the loudspeaker about the special blackout game, and I screamed out “Thank You Uncle Phil”…

  • LI Phil | November 16, 2008 at 1:07 am |

    anyone know why LSU wore purple today?

  • Brandon | November 16, 2008 at 1:20 am |

    [quote comment=”300197″]anyone know why LSU wore purple today?[/quote]

    Phil I don’t know the specific reason. I have no connection to LSU. If I remember right they seem to wear Purple at home late in the season for night games. There may be a formula for it but I’m not certain

  • JJD | November 16, 2008 at 1:39 am |

    We wondered if Troy bought the whites out of habit and LSU had to go to purple as a result.

    Anyone else Jermain Taylor/Jeff Lacy? Taylor usually represents Little Rock by donning Razorback Red, but tonight the fight was at Vanderbilt. I don’t think his choice of black-and-gold was a coincidence.

  • Alvoid | November 16, 2008 at 2:12 am |

    anyone know why LSU wore purple today?

    I beleive LSU wears the purple jerseys for home non-conference games.

    They wore purple for the Appy St., North Texas, Tulane and Troy games.

  • CB | November 16, 2008 at 2:55 am |

    I thought the Ducks uniforms were great to see in person. I was part of the student section and 90% of the students love them. Thanks Uncle Phil

  • The Hemogoblin | November 16, 2008 at 5:10 am |

    [quote comment=”300201″]I thought the Ducks uniforms were great to see in person. I was part of the student section and 90% of the students love them. Thanks Uncle Phil[/quote]

    I must have been one of the 10%. Same with the guy standing next to me.

  • Jeff Frank | November 16, 2008 at 6:33 am |

    Lets be honest…the student section loves anything the ducks wear…I know…I was there for the 06 Civil War…we loved the original all blacks…

    …loooking back…I was really drunk…

  • jason | November 16, 2008 at 5:03 pm |

    Central Michigan is planning a Maroon out against Ball State wednesday night. The game is airing on ESPN 2, as CMU will clinch a third straight MAC west title with a victory. Fire up Chips!

  • nididakes | November 16, 2008 at 9:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”300080″][quote comment=”300073″]Bryan couldn’t resist being a jerk one more time. Good riddance.[/quote]

    So sensitive. Phil was involved so apparently he was a jerk, so now I guess you’ll hate his weekend posts too.

    And for the record, I believe Bryan was only posting what many of us were thinking. Also it’s High School: http://www.omaha.com... (Scroll down to right above Six-man)[/quote]

    the best part about that link is that “omaha bryan” got smothered. so long donkey

  • david stoops | November 17, 2008 at 9:24 am |

    Visting teams provide ball…hhmmmm
    As someone who has been around football since i was very young
    I have never EVER heard of this.
    And…and being a former
    equipment manager
    Trust me.
    You bring your own balls.
    We used to let the quarterbacks pick out 12-18 balls to be used for games home and away.
    And our kickers..had well we will just call them their favorites until officials got wise.

    As someone
    who
    hits
    return
    after
    every few words…
    You’re a bit outnumbered on this one.

    Luke-
    not sure what you are talking about, but hey!
    At least I am right!

  • cam | November 17, 2008 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”300187″]Damn, looks like FSU is gonna go 1-2 in those all-black Unconquered uni’s which to say the least, are ridiculously sweet-looking, and yes, I am a Nole fan. The only win is against Duke, the two losses against Wake and BC.[/quote]

    both Unconquered uni losses are to BC. We never played Wake with them.