I could be wrong about this, but I’m fairly certain I’ve never been the victim of a wedgie. I suppose there could possibly have been a summer camp incident so dreadful that I’ve blocked it out of my memory banks, but I don’t think so. In the long catalog of life’s indignities, I believe this is one I’ve been spared.
All of which means there’s at least one thing I don’t have in common with Brian Westbrook.
That photo from yesterday’s Ravens/Eagles game, a smaller version of which first surfaced in yesterday’s comments, is disturbing and compelling on all sorts of levels. Among the questions that come to mind: Did Westbrook get a new jockstrap after this play? Should this be a penalty (sort of the derriere version of a facemask)? And, most importantly, if reaching under a guy’s shoulder pads is a horse-collar tackle, what name should we give this maneuver?
When you think about it, it’s kinda surprising this type of thing doesn’t happen more often, no?
Commenting rules for the day: No Seinfeld quotes (we’ve all seen that episode, thanks), no photos of chicks with G-strings up their butt cracks, and no wedgie photos with my face Photoshopped onto the victim. Photoshopping Phil’s face, however, is fine.
Signal Flare: Art Savokinas, I’m trying to contact you but my e-mails keep bouncing. Can you give me a quick shout?
Uni Watch News Ticker: On Friday I linked to these Kitchener Rangers Remembrance Day trading cards. Now Mike Hersh informs me that the card design is based on the 1954-55 Topps set. … The Syracuse Chiefs have a new alternate logo and cap (with thanks to long-lost Jeff Katz — welcome aboard, buddy). … Interesting note from Travis Lan, who writes: “Soccer coach Miller Bugliari recently won his 700th game at the Pingry School in Martinsville, N.J. To honor the occasion, each player was presented with a new jersey with ‘Bugliari’ as the NOB. In addition, the jerseys have red sleeve patches celebrating coach Bugliari’s 50 years coaching at the school.” … Nice view here of the NFL’s 50th-anniversary patch (with thanks to JC Helf). … The Sharks have unveiled their black alternate jersey. … Loyola will wear 1970s throwbacks on December 13th. … And the Rams will wear throwbacks next season (with thanks to James Poisso). … Personally, I never much liked the Obama campaign logo, but here’s an interview with the guy who designed it (thanks, Kirsten). … Chris Bisbee recently visited the Smithsonian Air and Space museum and noticed they had a good display of steward/stewardess uniforms from the ’30s and ’40s. “I was really taken in by the ‘Flagship Fleet’ armband on the American Airlines uniform and just the sheer style of the Eastern Airlines uniform.” … Jeffrey Bethune had to make a web site for a class assignment, so he decided to make one about Chicago sports uniforms. … Interesting two-tone hockey helmet here (with thanks to Dustin Pomprowitz). … Cardinals WR Steve Breaston lost a shoe at one point during yesterday’s game (thanks, Phil), while Frank Gore lost his helmet (additional pics here and here). … Check out this amazing 1960s South Carolina helmet (nice find by Beau Franklin). … Lee Wilds reports that Titans GM Mike Reinfelt was on the radio on Friday and said the Titans would be wearing a 1961 Oilers throwback uniform at some point, probably next season. … Last Monday I noted that Lance Briggs’s helmet decal was partially dislodged. But in that same game, Josh Beekman’s decal was completely gone (with thanks to Steve Johnston). … Speaking of which, Indiana had some helmet decal problems on Saturday. … Anyone know why Tim Jamsion went NNOB on Saturday? (Screen grab courtesy of Patrick Coletta.) … Blue Demons wearing black — yeah, that makes a lot of sense (with thanks to Jonathan Cain). … Good shot here of Kurt Warner getting his helmet inflated (thanks, Phil). … Montana wore throwbacks against Montana State. Lots of additional pics in this slideshow (sent my way by Scott Boehler). … Good view here of Tony Romo’s pinkie rig (with thanks to Mike Engle). … Is this really necessary? Like, couldn’t he just tuck it in? … LT’s visor tabs look unusually big, no? … You all realize I meant Phil Knight’s face, right?