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Farvä´l Annika

annika waving

So long. Farewell. Bye-Bye.

In case you missed it — and judging by the number of posts Uni Watch gets on women’s professional golf, you did — Annika Sorenstam concluded her golfing career on Friday, after the second round of the LPGA ADT Championship at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla. Sorenstam failed to make the cut in the last tournament of her storied career.

She is perhaps the greatest women’s golfer ever. It’s hard to argue with the final numbers: 72 LPGA victories and 17 more on other tours. The total of 89 is one more than the record 88 PGA events won by Kathy Whitworth. She won 10 majors and won 43 of 104 LPGA events between 2001 and 2005. But she failed to make the cut (for only the tenth time in her career) in her final tourney. And to add insult to injury, she was drug-tested afterwards. Thanks for playing.

Now, golfers don’t wear uniforms (unless they’re on a high school or college team or playing for their country), and while Annika’s outfits were always splendid, this “authentic” is my favorite (although that cap is atrocious). The “59” on her uniform denotes a 59 she shot in tourney play.

So now that Annika moves on to greener pastures (she wants to give the tour a break and start a family), who will take her place as the greatest golfer of her generation? Some candidates: Lorena Ochoa, Anna Rawson, Natalie Gulbis, Paula Creamer (a/k/a the “Pink Panther), or Christie Kerr. Or how about Christina Kim. Maybe no one will ever equal the talent and ability of Annika, but it will be fun to see them try. I know I’ll be (uni) watching.

“You’re playing golf and you’re going to like it.”

Notes & Quotes: • Got a “worst uni matchup” (simply defined as, the worst two attired teams playing each other, in any sport, for the preceding week)? Send it to me [phecken (at) yahoo.com] and make sure to include a pic of the game. I’ll run some of the best worst submissions each weekend. •• Upset alert: Will Jevon Kearse need to find a clever way to display “11-0”? I don’t think so. ••• Don’t forget the “Canadian Super Bowl” (the Grey Cup) is tonight, you can watch it on Versus in the States. — Phil

 

99 comments to Farvä´l Annika

  • MPowers1634 | November 23, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    4 for 4, Phil.

    Who would have guessed that ladies’ golf would have produced such suggestive pics.

  • Stuby | November 23, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    My nominee for worst uniform stylings of the day yesterday (New Balance Division): Wyoming

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

  • JTH | November 23, 2008 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”301602″]4 for 4, Phil.

    Who would have guessed that ladies’ golf would have produced such suggestive pics.[/quote]
    No doubt. I definitely wasn’t expecting that when I clicked those links.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Anyway, There was a comment last night that mentioned the Leafs wearing their white alts at home. That makes the third straight game for Chicago wearing their home reds on this road trip (Phoenix, Dallas, Toronto).

    The Stars also wore their white alts, but the Coyotes didn’t appear to be doing anything special like a white-out, so it makes me wonder if somebody screwed up and forgot to pack the white sweaters thinking that the Hawks were playing 3 teams that were planning to wear white instead of just the 2, forcing the Coyotes to wear their whites.

  • JTH | November 23, 2008 at 9:30 am |

    By the way, Mr. Powers, I watched HSM with the kids last night.

  • subway | November 23, 2008 at 9:34 am |

    [quote comment=”301605″][quote comment=”301602″]4 for 4, Phil.

    Who would have guessed that ladies’ golf would have produced such suggestive pics.[/quote]
    No doubt. I definitely wasn’t expecting that when I clicked those links.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Anyway, There was a comment last night that mentioned the Leafs wearing their white alts at home. That makes the third straight game for Chicago wearing their home reds on this road trip (Phoenix, Dallas, Toronto).

    The Stars also wore their white alts, but the Coyotes didn’t appear to be doing anything special like a white-out, so it makes me wonder if somebody screwed up and forgot to pack the white sweaters thinking that the Hawks were playing 3 teams that were planning to wear white instead of just the 2, forcing the Coyotes to wear their whites.[/quote]

    Could it be that the Hawks asked the Coyotes “We don’t want to pack two sets of unis so could you please wear white?” and they said yes.

  • Stuby | November 23, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”301606″]By the way, Mr. Powers, I watched HSM with the kids last night.[/quote]
    The first one? Were you dissecting the basketball unis?

  • JTH | November 23, 2008 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”301607″]Could it be that the Hawks asked the Coyotes “We don’t want to pack two sets of unis so could you please wear white?” and they said yes.[/quote]
    Wow. I didn’t even consider that. I guess after the last decade and a half of The OrganIzation’s ineptitude, I just assumed the worst.

  • JTH | November 23, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”301608″][quote comment=”301606″]By the way, Mr. Powers, I watched HSM with the kids last night.[/quote]
    The first one? Were you dissecting the basketball unis?[/quote]
    Yeah, the first one. And you know I was critiquing the unis. In fact, after an initial eye-roll, my wife even got into the act at the end: “what high school has two different sets of warm-ups?”

  • Marty | November 23, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    Cheerios endorses porn. Thanks Christie Kerr.

  • Johnny F. | November 23, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    Good work Phil. Bringin’ golf, and the ladies no less, on to UW. I always liked Christie Kerr. I always admired what she did to her body AND her swing. Did y’all know she used to be very overweight, and wear glasses?

    http://www.golfwrx.c...

    Also- Re: Annika

    I think she’ll be back, full strength in a couple years. She’ll have a baby, get him/her enrolled in golf school, and start winning again. She is definitely the most recognizable LPGA golfer of all time. Probably the 1st to truly transcend the sport. She has not been the best LPGA golfer the last few years- That’s been Lorena Ochoa. Lorena had a stretch in 2007-2008, winning 15 LPGA tourneys. That’s insane. I saw Rawson, Gulbis & Creamer at an LPGA event. Hottest, Hot, and Hot… in that order.

    Also- If you want suggestive golf photos…google Sophie Sandolo. European tour golfer who has done some NSFW golf calendars, sans clothing. (NSFW) http://i210.photobuc...

    It’s an LPGA celebration Sunday on Uniwatch!
    http://www.bogeyloun...

    Sexiest golfer of all time, showing some skin:
    http://stangablehasg...

    I’ll be in touch, Mr. Powers!

  • tmac3217 | November 23, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    Worst uniform alert – the Vikings are playing the Cardinals on December 14 and the Falcons on December 21.

  • aflfan | November 23, 2008 at 11:43 am |

    Here is a link to the University of Montana website showing the throwback jersey they wore yesterday. It seems no one in the stadium knew they were going to were them.

    http://www.montanagr...

  • BigBootyLover58 | November 23, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    LOLing at the pics of Paula Creamer and Christie Kerr.

    Well done Phil.

    Well done.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 23, 2008 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”301598″]I don’t know, the purple always makes me queasy.

    On a uni related note, Montana busted out some rather interesting “Copper and Gold” throwbacks for their whuppin of Montana State. Survey says?

    Picture montage:
    http://www.montanagr...

    I’m a sucker for orange; those uniforms are awesome.

    (right now, I’m wearing a Clemson shirt that my friend sent me from there)

  • Colin | November 23, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    Here’s an article to go with aflfan’s post

    http://www.billingsg...

  • The Hemogoblin | November 23, 2008 at 12:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”301610″][quote comment=”301608″][quote comment=”301606″]By the way, Mr. Powers, I watched HSM with the kids last night.[/quote]
    The first one? Were you dissecting the basketball unis?[/quote]
    Yeah, the first one. And you know I was critiquing the unis. In fact, after an initial eye-roll, my wife even got into the act at the end: “what high school has two different sets of warm-ups?”[/quote]

    Mine.

  • Colin | November 23, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”301616″][quote comment=”301598″]I don’t know, the purple always makes me queasy.

    On a uni related note, Montana busted out some rather interesting “Copper and Gold” throwbacks for their whuppin of Montana State. Survey says?

    Picture montage:
    http://www.montanagr...

    I’m a sucker for orange; those uniforms are awesome.

    (right now, I’m wearing a Clemson shirt that my friend sent me from there)[/quote]

    They are actually copper. I don’t know for a fact, but they might have used the color because copper mining was a major industry in Montana during the frontier days. A school in Montana is actually named the Anaconda Cooperheads because of the mining, but they use a snake as a mascot.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 23, 2008 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”301619″][quote comment=”301616″][quote comment=”301598″]I don’t know, the purple always makes me queasy.

    On a uni related note, Montana busted out some rather interesting “Copper and Gold” throwbacks for their whuppin of Montana State. Survey says?

    Picture montage:
    http://www.montanagr...

    I’m a sucker for orange; those uniforms are awesome.

    (right now, I’m wearing a Clemson shirt that my friend sent me from there)[/quote]

    They are actually copper. I don’t know for a fact, but they might have used the color because copper mining was a major industry in Montana during the frontier days. A school in Montana is actually named the Anaconda Cooperheads because of the mining, but they use a snake as a mascot.[/quote]

    I know, but it’s still orange.

  • JP | November 23, 2008 at 12:30 pm |

    The Cowboys are wearing throwbacks against the Niners.

  • Dave | November 23, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    The entire kit for Seattle Sounders FC has been leaked prior to the club’s fashion show…

    http://gosounders.co...

  • todder85 | November 23, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    In honour of the ending of the CFL season, I would like to see a critique and breakdown of each of the CFL’s team’s unis. Don’t worry, there’s only eight teams, so it would make for a fairly short, but interesting, article. (Team histories would be interesting, such as the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats)

  • andrew | November 23, 2008 at 1:18 pm |

    titans look awful in all navy vs. the jets.

  • =bg= | November 23, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    I am a looooongtime Cowboy fan. (Former resident.) Lived in Bay Area for a long time now. (Niner fan.) So, I have a dilemma today. I cannot under ANY circumstances root against Dallas. Ack.

    Watching the game and The WR Who Is Controversial For The Cowboys (I do not mention his name) has a clear shield on his facemask- don’t remember that before.

  • Judy | November 23, 2008 at 1:25 pm |

    There’s a brief uni-related articlee in today’s LA Times:

    http://www.latimes.c...

  • MPowers1634 | November 23, 2008 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”301627″]I am a looooongtime Cowboy fan. (Former resident.) Lived in Bay Area for a long time now. (Niner fan.) So, I have a dilemma today. I cannot under ANY circumstances root against Dallas. Ack.

    Watching the game and The WR Who Is Controversial For The Cowboys (I do not mention his name) has a clear shield on his facemask- don’t remember that before.[/quote]

    Brinke,

    Someone had commented last week that he had started wearing one.

    JTH,

    Wasn’t it an enjoyable flick? What guy wouldn’t want to be Troy?

    I finally watched Bull Durham. Now that is as excellent film. Great Baseball, great life lessons, Susan Sarndon in her prime.

  • MPowers1634 | November 23, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    And Johnny F. I’m alround all day!

    I’m done with the ECHO and all my leaves are on the street waiting for pick up tomorrow.

  • =bg= | November 23, 2008 at 1:58 pm |

    i think the throwbacks are OK…but I loved those doublestar Apex designs from the 90’s. Stupid me, I had one- a REAL one- and sold it on eBay.

  • Nick Houser | November 23, 2008 at 2:05 pm |

    Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor sported one-and-a half eye black versus Michigan yesterday.

  • JTH | November 23, 2008 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”301629″]JTH,

    Wasn’t it an enjoyable flick? What guy wouldn’t want to be Troy?[/quote]
    Yeah, it really was. It’s definitely up there with (the original) “Brian’s Song” in my list of best made-for-TV movies. I’m sure we’ll be seeing parts 2 and 3 in the very near future.

    Anyway, I’ve got a question for you (and any other football official that might be reading): in the Bears-Rams game, the Rams faked a punt and the punter threw an incomplete pass. The Bears defender clearly hit the receiver early, but the referee explained that there was no pass interference because the Rams were in punt formation. Is that a rule that’s unique to the NFL?

  • JR Boucicaut | November 23, 2008 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”301612″]Good work Phil. Bringin’ golf, and the ladies no less, on to UW. I always liked Christie Kerr. I always admired what she did to her body AND her swing. Did y’all know she used to be very overweight, and wear glasses?
    [/quote]

    I went to HS with Cristie back in Miami – I graduated a year before she did. Yes – it was a crazy transformation, she was very overweight, wore glasses and had a HUGE perm. But you could tell then that she was going to be a good golfer, I believe the year I graduated she had played her first LPGA tournament.

  • JR Boucicaut | November 23, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    Not sure where my yearbook is (it’s in one of the boxes when I moved down from MI) but there’s a few pics of her. Like I said, crazy.

  • JeffM | November 23, 2008 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”301627″]I am a looooongtime Cowboy fan. (Former resident.) Lived in Bay Area for a long time now. (Niner fan.) So, I have a dilemma today. I cannot under ANY circumstances root against Dallas. Ack.

    Watching the game and The WR Who Is Controversial For The Cowboys (I do not mention his name) has a clear shield on his facemask- don’t remember that before.[/quote]

    T.O. Owens started wearing the visor right after Roy Williams, who also wears one, got to Dallas. Who knew T.O. Owens was so impresionable

    Love those throwbacks, i too had the apex Aikman as a kid, man the nineties were awesome in Dallas

  • MPowers1634 | November 23, 2008 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”301633″][quote comment=”301629″]JTH,

    Wasn’t it an enjoyable flick? What guy wouldn’t want to be Troy?[/quote]
    Yeah, it really was. It’s definitely up there with (the original) “Brian’s Song” in my list of best made-for-TV movies. I’m sure we’ll be seeing parts 2 and 3 in the very near future.

    Anyway, I’ve got a question for you (and any other football official that might be reading): in the Bears-Rams game, the Rams faked a punt and the punter threw an incomplete pass. The Bears defender clearly hit the receiver early, but the referee explained that there was no pass interference because the Rams were in punt formation. Is that a rule that’s unique to the NFL?[/quote]

    There are many, many differences between HS, NCAA, and NFL rules.

    As far as I know, that rule is, as you said, NFL specific.

  • Mike | November 23, 2008 at 2:47 pm |

    Man, if I was Bryan I would be up in arms about the response to todays post. It’s far more offensive than anything he did, but there must be a lot of chauvinistic men here who don’t care about sexist jokes.

    And btw, I’m one of those guys, todays post is hilarious, but so were Bryan’s.

  • Mark K | November 23, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”301633″][quote comment=”301629″]JTH,

    Wasn’t it an enjoyable flick? What guy wouldn’t want to be Troy?[/quote]
    Yeah, it really was. It’s definitely up there with (the original) “Brian’s Song” in my list of best made-for-TV movies. I’m sure we’ll be seeing parts 2 and 3 in the very near future.

    Anyway, I’ve got a question for you (and any other football official that might be reading): in the Bears-Rams game, the Rams faked a punt and the punter threw an incomplete pass. The Bears defender clearly hit the receiver early, but the referee explained that there was no pass interference because the Rams were in punt formation. Is that a rule that’s unique to the NFL?[/quote]

    In NCAA there’s a similar rule that prevents a defensive pass interference call on a ball thrown “high and deep” from a scrimmage kick formation.

    Without this rule, a potential punter could throw the ball high into the air like a punt and the defense, not realizing it was thrown as a pass, would try to get under it to catch it and inevitably run into the potential offensive receiver, drawing a flag.

    No such rule in high school.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 23, 2008 at 3:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”301638″]Man, if I was Bryan I would be up in arms about the response to todays post. It’s far more offensive than anything he did, but there must be a lot of chauvinistic men here who don’t care about sexist jokes.

    And btw, I’m one of those guys, todays post is hilarious, but so were Bryan’s.[/quote]

    And nobody shits themselves when Paul posts naked pictures of girls in body paint. Remember that the girls WANTED to be photographed like this.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 23, 2008 at 3:12 pm |

    Favre has yellow on his pads… is he still wearing his pads from Green Bay?

  • SteveH | November 23, 2008 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”301642″]Favre has yellow on his pads… is he still wearing his pads from Green Bay?[/quote]

    He’s had those all season…i dont know if they’re from GB.

  • Teebz | November 23, 2008 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”301625″]In honour of the ending of the CFL season, I would like to see a critique and breakdown of each of the CFL’s team’s unis. Don’t worry, there’s only eight teams, so it would make for a fairly short, but interesting, article. (Team histories would be interesting, such as the Toronto Argonauts and Hamilton Tiger-Cats)[/quote]

    Considering those two teams have over 200 years of history combined, that would be a long article. And that doesn’t include teams like the Eskimos or Bombers yet either who also have decades of history.

    We’re talking about teams that have existed for a long, long time. I think the CFL article would be one of the longest in Uni Watch Blog history.

  • Morty | November 23, 2008 at 3:21 pm |

    Too bad Bryan’s not around – this is some serious clown makeup.

    And yes, Tech got their butts kicked. But you knew that, right?

  • =bg= | November 23, 2008 at 3:29 pm |

    what shoes does Romo wear? Looks like NFL equipment logo on the tongue (hence Reebok which I think he has worn) but no logo on the shoe.

  • =bg= | November 23, 2008 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”301636″][quote comment=”301627″]I am a looooongtime Cowboy fan. (Former resident.) Lived in Bay Area for a long time now. (Niner fan.) So, I have a dilemma today. I cannot under ANY circumstances root against Dallas. Ack.

    Watching the game and The WR Who Is Controversial For The Cowboys (I do not mention his name) has a clear shield on his facemask- don’t remember that before.[/quote]

    T.O. Owens started wearing the visor right after Roy Williams, who also wears one, got to Dallas. Who knew T.O. Owens was so impresionable

    Love those throwbacks, i too had the apex Aikman as a kid, man the nineties were awesome in Dallas[/quote]

    The three trophies didn’t hurt, either.

  • LI Phil | November 23, 2008 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”301646″]what shoes does Romo wear? Looks like NFL equipment logo on the tongue (hence Reebok which I think he has worn) but no logo on the shoe.[/quote]

    powers is preparing his essay as we speak…

  • =bg= | November 23, 2008 at 3:55 pm |

    I thought I read he was trying to have some deal with “Starter” which of course used to be a big BIG deal but is now relegated to Wal-marts. I think Starter was bought by Nike. Why would such a star want to go with a minor league brand? Isn’t the money elsewhere? (Oops, see Moss, Randy = Pony.)

  • SteveH | November 23, 2008 at 3:59 pm |

    So any one think the titans are gonna alter the jersey to say 10-1? hahahaha GO JETS!

  • LI Phil | November 23, 2008 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote]•• Upset alert: Will Jevon Kearse need to find a clever way to display “11-0″? I don’t think so.[/quote]

    new sign

  • lacboi | November 23, 2008 at 5:15 pm |

    Does anybody know what the sixers uniform schedule is they have four uni and there is no pattern.

  • MPowers1634 | November 23, 2008 at 5:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”301648″][quote comment=”301646″]what shoes does Romo wear? Looks like NFL equipment logo on the tongue (hence Reebok which I think he has worn) but no logo on the shoe.[/quote]

    powers is preparing his essay as we speak…[/quote]

    Romo is a Reebok guy, as you guessed.

    He has been known to wear these:

    Reebok NFL Burner SPeed Low M3
    http://www.eastbay.c...

    However, he wears these more often:

    Reebok Pro 4 Speed III Low SD2:

    http://www.eastbay.c...

    http://www.stlallspo...

    Although, I prefer this look via the Romo household:

    http://movies.popcru...

    or this

    http://www.hkb.org.u...

  • u2-horn | November 23, 2008 at 5:17 pm |

    Bad (off center) numeral spacing for 49ers’ Shaun Hill

    http://i33.photobuck...

  • MPowers1634 | November 23, 2008 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”301645″]Too bad Bryan’s not around – this is some serious clown makeup.

    And yes, Tech got their butts kicked. But you knew that, right?[/quote]

    After getting their a$@es handed to them by OU, the entire team should be forced to look like that next week vs. Baylor.

  • u2-horn | November 23, 2008 at 5:18 pm |

    Actually, maybe it’s not so bad–if the space between the 1 and 3 were centered under the NFL shield, then the 3 would be pretty far to the left.

    F me.

  • MPowers1634 | November 23, 2008 at 5:25 pm |

    Try these links for Romos’ cleats:

    Reebok Pro 4 Speed III

    http://ecx.images-am...

    RBK NFL Burner Speed Low

    http://ecx.images-am...

  • MPowers1634 | November 23, 2008 at 5:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”301649″]I thought I read he was trying to have some deal with “Starter” which of course used to be a big BIG deal but is now relegated to Wal-marts. I think Starter was bought by Nike. Why would such a star want to go with a minor league brand? Isn’t the money elsewhere? (Oops, see Moss, Randy = Pony.)[/quote]

    Shaqs’ Dunkman shoes are actually made by Starter.

    http://homepage.mac....

  • lacboi | November 23, 2008 at 5:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”301652″]Does anybody know what the sixers uniform schedule is they have four uni and there is no pattern.[/quote]

    Found out a little info the 1983 throwback weekend home games fri,sat,sun.

  • u2-horn | November 23, 2008 at 5:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”301653″]

    Romo is a Reebok guy, as you guessed.
    [/quote]

    Not exactly

    http://www.bizoffoot...

  • Jordan Pope | November 23, 2008 at 6:20 pm |

    is there a difference in the uniform template for the redskins today?

  • Stevo | November 23, 2008 at 6:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”301633″][quote comment=”301629″]JTH,

    Wasn’t it an enjoyable flick? What guy wouldn’t want to be Troy?[/quote]
    Yeah, it really was. It’s definitely up there with (the original) “Brian’s Song” in my list of best made-for-TV movies. I’m sure we’ll be seeing parts 2 and 3 in the very near future.
    [/quote]

    First, thanks for making me feel less weird for having seen both HSM and HSM2.

    As for HSM2, it isn’t as sports-intensive, though there is a whole dance number during a baseball game. I haven’t seen HSM3 because it’s in theaters and I don’t wanna pay, but it looks like it’s back on the basketball court.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 23, 2008 at 6:34 pm |

    Arizona’s Steve Breaston is going to get fined for his high whites.

  • LI Phil | November 23, 2008 at 6:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”301663″]Arizona’s Steve Breaston is going to get fined for his high whites.[/quote]

    also for only wearing only one shoe

  • Ricko | November 23, 2008 at 6:47 pm |

    Adrian Peterson probably did today, too.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 23, 2008 at 6:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”301665″][quote comment=”301663″]Arizona’s Steve Breaston is going to get fined for his high whites.[/quote]

    also for only wearing only one shoe[/quote]

    I want to cry. I really wanted to watch the Seahawks today… *sniff*

    Nuck you, Fews Corp.

  • Ricko | November 23, 2008 at 6:49 pm |

    Oh, and for ugly uni matchup: The Grey Cup, right now on Versus. Unis look like they were designed by the Moose Jaw Ladies Quilting Club.

    (Northeast U.S. Chapter did Bills and Bengals, btw).

  • =bg= | November 23, 2008 at 6:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”301660″][quote comment=”301653″]

    Romo is a Reebok guy, as you guessed.
    [/quote]

    Not exactly

    http://www.bizoffoot...

    Ah ha, as I thought. So he is wearing Reebok shoes with all the striping and branding removed. I didn’t know Starter made cleats.

  • duker | November 23, 2008 at 7:02 pm |

    Anyone watching the Ravens/Eagles game might have noticed Antwan Barnes tackling Brian Westbrook by his JOCK STRAP. I can’t say I’ve ever seen this before…

  • Ricko | November 23, 2008 at 7:18 pm |

    Y’know, I can get used to it when Canadian announcers talk about “oafence” or a team’s “shedule,” but it still sounds odd when they say, “Calgary are becoming frustrated.”

    I gotta pull for Montreal, even though Calgary just scored to stay in it. Their first-year head coach grew up in my neighborhood, kinda sorta. Remember little Markie Trestman riding his bike to McDonalds. With any luck, he’ll win this and be the next Vikings’ head coach.

    Thought I saw one of the Alouettes wearing “0”, btw (that was the uni-related portion of this post).

    —Ricko

  • Glen | November 23, 2008 at 7:18 pm |

    I would like a large Farva

  • Adam | November 23, 2008 at 7:21 pm |

    noticed last week that Shaun Hill’s center stripe on hsi helmet wasnt centered… looks like its the same way this week.

  • Ricko | November 23, 2008 at 7:23 pm |

    Yup, they do. Shawn Gallant, a LB, is wearing “0”.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 23, 2008 at 7:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”301670″]Anyone watching the Ravens/Eagles game might have noticed Antwan Barnes tackling Brian Westbrook by his JOCK STRAP. I can’t say I’ve ever seen this before…[/quote]

    He got jocked up!

  • Ricko | November 23, 2008 at 7:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”301670″]Anyone watching the Ravens/Eagles game might have noticed Antwan Barnes tackling Brian Westbrook by his JOCK STRAP. I can’t say I’ve ever seen this before…[/quote]

    Well, it isn’t that they don’t TRY.

  • Ricko | November 23, 2008 at 7:34 pm |

    Okay, here’s your universally adaptable joke for Monday morning.

    Guy sits down at bar and says to the guy next to him, “Hey, wanna hear a great _____ joke?”

    Second guy says, “Listen, I’m 6’3″, 225, and I’m a _____ fan. The guy next to me is 6’5″, 260 and he’s a _____ fan. Guy next to him is 6’8″, 300 and HE’S a _____ fan. You sure you still wanna tell that ______ joke?”

    First guy rolls his eyes and says, “Hell, no; not if I gotta explain the damn thing three times.”

    —Rick

  • aflfan | November 23, 2008 at 8:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”301677″]Okay, here’s your universally adaptable joke for Monday morning.

    Guy sits down at bar and says to the guy next to him, “Hey, wanna hear a great _____ joke?”

    Second guy says, “Listen, I’m 6’3″, 225, and I’m a _____ fan. The guy next to me is 6’5″, 260 and he’s a _____ fan. Guy next to him is 6’8″, 300 and HE’S a _____ fan. You sure you still wanna tell that ______ joke?”

    First guy rolls his eyes and says, “Hell, no; not if I gotta explain the damn thing three times.”

    —Rick[/quote]
    Won’t work for the Detroit Lions, they don’t have that many fans.

  • Ricko | November 23, 2008 at 8:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”301643″][quote comment=”301642″]Favre has yellow on his pads… is he still wearing his pads from Green Bay?[/quote]

    He’s had those all season…i dont know if they’re from GB.[/quote]

    Bet on it. Many players—especially long-time players—take their pads with them to a new team. Been that way for years, just more apparent now because so much equipment is color-coordinated.

  • aflfan | November 23, 2008 at 8:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”301668″]Oh, and for ugly uni matchup: The Grey Cup, right now on Versus. Unis look like they were designed by the Moose Jaw Ladies Quilting Club.

    (Northeast U.S. Chapter did Bills and Bengals, btw).[/quote]
    Agree, They look like High School uniforms.

  • Ricko | November 23, 2008 at 8:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”301679″][quote comment=”301677″]Okay, here’s your universally adaptable joke for Monday morning.

    Guy sits down at bar and says to the guy next to him, “Hey, wanna hear a great _____ joke?”

    Second guy says, “Listen, I’m 6’3″, 225, and I’m a _____ fan. The guy next to me is 6’5″, 260 and he’s a _____ fan. Guy next to him is 6’8″, 300 and HE’S a _____ fan. You sure you still wanna tell that ______ joke?”

    First guy rolls his eyes and says, “Hell, no; not if I gotta explain the damn thing three times.”

    —Rick[/quote]
    Won’t work for the Detroit Lions, they don’t have that many fans.[/quote]

    LOL, was gonna say, “Woulda used Lions but couldn’t imagine there’d be three who would admit to it.”

  • aflfan | November 23, 2008 at 8:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”301682″][quote comment=”301679″][quote comment=”301677″]Okay, here’s your universally adaptable joke for Monday morning.

    Guy sits down at bar and says to the guy next to him, “Hey, wanna hear a great _____ joke?”

    Second guy says, “Listen, I’m 6’3″, 225, and I’m a _____ fan. The guy next to me is 6’5″, 260 and he’s a _____ fan. Guy next to him is 6’8″, 300 and HE’S a _____ fan. You sure you still wanna tell that ______ joke?”

    First guy rolls his eyes and says, “Hell, no; not if I gotta explain the damn thing three times.”

    —Rick[/quote]
    Won’t work for the Detroit Lions, they don’t have that many fans.[/quote]

    LOL, was gonna say, “Woulda used Lions but couldn’t imagine there’d be three who would admit to it.”[/quote]
    Not after today!

  • LI Phil | November 23, 2008 at 8:27 pm |

    i forgot how much fun the CFL is to watch…like six guys in motion, punts that score points, 140 yard fields with 30 yard deep endzones…3 downs…

    freakin fun

    /i need a double double now

  • The Hemogoblin | November 23, 2008 at 8:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”301684″]i forgot how much fun the CFL is to watch…like six guys in motion, punts that score points, 140 yard fields with 30 yard deep endzones…3 downs…

    freakin fun

    /i need a double double now[/quote]

    Digging Calgary #42’s orange visor.

  • Teebz | November 23, 2008 at 8:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”301684″]i forgot how much fun the CFL is to watch…like six guys in motion, punts that score points, 140 yard fields with 30 yard deep endzones…3 downs…

    freakin fun

    /i need a double double now[/quote]

    No Fun League vs. CFL?

    I’ll take the CFL every day of the week and twice on Sundays. Besides, our balls are bigger (literally). LOL

  • aflfan | November 23, 2008 at 8:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”301686″][quote comment=”301684″]i forgot how much fun the CFL is to watch…like six guys in motion, punts that score points, 140 yard fields with 30 yard deep endzones…3 downs…

    freakin fun

    /i need a double double now[/quote]

    No Fun League vs. CFL?

    I’ll take the CFL every day of the week and twice on Sundays. Besides, our balls are bigger (literally). LOL[/quote]
    And you have end zones Dan Orlovsky can’t run out the back of on a regular roll out play.

  • Ricko | November 23, 2008 at 8:41 pm |

    Love the CFL. Not some much the unis these days, though. Got cable in my area the last year it was a regular thing on ESPN. Pissed me off that I didn’t get it sooner. That experiment with teams in U.S. for an unfortunate move, though.

    With only three downs, game moves along SO much faster. And anyone who has even played QB or WR at any level should get just giddy at those 25-yard deep endzones.

  • LI Phil | November 23, 2008 at 8:45 pm |

    and oh yeah…the “three minute warning”

    love it

  • Ricko | November 23, 2008 at 8:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”301686″][quote comment=”301684″]i forgot how much fun the CFL is to watch…like six guys in motion, punts that score points, 140 yard fields with 30 yard deep endzones…3 downs…

    freakin fun

    /i need a double double now[/quote]

    No Fun League vs. CFL?

    I’ll take the CFL every day of the week and twice on Sundays. Besides, our balls are bigger (literally). LOL[/quote]

    ‘Tis true. Your balls are fatter.

  • Ricko | November 23, 2008 at 8:48 pm |

    The Montreal QB is about to go 0-for-6 in Grey Cup appearances.

  • aflfan | November 23, 2008 at 8:48 pm |

    I have always liked the Stampeders helmets.

  • todder85 | November 23, 2008 at 8:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”301691″]The Montreal QB is about to go 0-for-6 in Grey Cup appearances.[/quote]

    Montreal won the Grey Cup in 2002, Calvillo played.

  • Ricko | November 23, 2008 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”301693″][quote comment=”301691″]The Montreal QB is about to go 0-for-6 in Grey Cup appearances.[/quote]

    Montreal won the Grey Cup in 2002, Calvillo played.[/quote]

    In pregame show, said he was 0-for-5 (or maybe was 0-for-4). They mean as a starter? I don’t know, I’m asking.

  • todder85 | November 23, 2008 at 8:57 pm |

    he started in 02, won game MVP. i’m not too sure why they would say he was an o-fer

  • todder85 | November 23, 2008 at 8:59 pm |

    calvillo is now 1 for 6

  • Ricko | November 23, 2008 at 9:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”301695″]he started in 02, won game MVP. i’m not too sure why they would say he was an o-fer[/quote]

    Aw, hell, I may have heard it wrong. I took a nap and woke up just in time for pregame show. (Go ahead, LI Phil, make an old joke. I served it up for you.)

    “How ’bout those Stamps, eh.”

  • LI Phil | November 23, 2008 at 9:04 pm |

    [quote]Go ahead, LI Phil, make an old joke. I served it up for you[/quote]

    while i appreciate the offer, mr. pearson…

    the ‘ricko’s old jokes’ are … well… old

  • Ricko | November 23, 2008 at 9:04 pm |

    Just thought I’d point out that, if the Grey Cup was an all-ugly uni matchup, Colts-Chargers is the polar opposite.

  • KF | November 23, 2008 at 9:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”301683″][quote comment=”301682″][quote comment=”301679″][quote comment=”301677″]Okay, here’s your universally adaptable joke for Monday morning.

    Guy sits down at bar and says to the guy next to him, “Hey, wanna hear a great _____ joke?”

    Second guy says, “Listen, I’m 6’3″, 225, and I’m a _____ fan. The guy next to me is 6’5″, 260 and he’s a _____ fan. Guy next to him is 6’8″, 300 and HE’S a _____ fan. You sure you still wanna tell that ______ joke?”

    First guy rolls his eyes and says, “Hell, no; not if I gotta explain the damn thing three times.”

    —Rick[/quote]
    Won’t work for the Detroit Lions, they don’t have that many fans.[/quote]

    LOL, was gonna say, “Woulda used Lions but couldn’t imagine there’d be three who would admit to it.”[/quote]
    Not after today![/quote]

    Still a fan. Thankfully the games have been blacked out lately so I can resist the temptation to watch. Yep, I’m an idiot.

  • LI Phil | November 23, 2008 at 9:55 pm |
  • Ricko | November 23, 2008 at 10:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”301702″]let me play QB? pleeeeeezzzzeeee….[/quote]

    “Pssst, Coach…I don’t think Donovan knows there’s only one overtime period.”

  • LI Phil | November 23, 2008 at 10:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”301703″][quote comment=”301702″]let me play QB? pleeeeeezzzzeeee….[/quote]

    “Pssst, Coach…I don’t think Donovan knows there’s only one overtime period.”[/quote]

    can you imagine being behind those two at the post game spread?

  • Kevin | November 24, 2008 at 1:45 am |

    [quote comment=\”301701\”][quote comment=\”301683\”][quote comment=\”301682\”][quote comment=\”301679\”][quote comment=\”301677\”]Okay, here\’s your universally adaptable joke for Monday morning.

    Guy sits down at bar and says to the guy next to him, \”Hey, wanna hear a great _____ joke?\”

    Second guy says, \”Listen, I\’m 6\’3\”, 225, and I\’m a _____ fan. The guy next to me is 6\’5\”, 260 and he\’s a _____ fan. Guy next to him is 6\’8\”, 300 and HE\’S a _____ fan. You sure you still wanna tell that ______ joke?\”

    First guy rolls his eyes and says, \”Hell, no; not if I gotta explain the damn thing three times.\”

    —Rick[/quote]
    Won\’t work for the Detroit Lions, they don\’t have that many fans.[/quote]

    LOL, was gonna say, \”Woulda used Lions but couldn\’t imagine there\’d be three who would admit to it.\”[/quote]
    Not after today![/quote]

    Still a fan. Thankfully the games have been blacked out lately so I can resist the temptation to watch. Yep, I\’m an idiot.[/quote]

    through thick and thin i’m a fan. i will say, numb doesn’t begin to describe the feeling i have while watching them. as a michigan football fan, i can tell you this much, the 3-9 season just endured hurts a lot more than 0-11.

  • mike 2 | November 24, 2008 at 2:22 am |

    Once upon a time, CFL uniforms looked pretty normal. No bibs, no piping, no pointless contrasting panels all over the place.

    Starting in 2004, Reebok got the contract to design and make all the uniforms. Presto – instead of traditional uniforms, we get weird, pointless piping, odd little patches of colour, really weird stuff.

    http://www.strategym...

    From the article – “the league is hooking up with Reebok to help it connect with the 18-to-24 demo through a full line of CFL lifestyle apparel”

    Not much different than a lot of NHL teams with the Reebok redesign – weird stripes, really strange stuff.

    The only exception is Montreal – they had that weird patchwork of red, blue, silver, white before Reebok came along and IIRC are the only team that didn’t change their design in 2005.

  • Tyler | November 24, 2008 at 5:28 am |

    Excellent “Major League” reference in the beginning of the post.