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One Man’s Crappy Team Is Another Man’s T-Shirt Sale

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Wanna know what devotion is? Devotion — in this case exemplified by longtime reader Doug Mooney — is attending your crummy team’s annual Thanksgiving loss, noting that several people in the stands are wearing “0-16” tees, taking the photo shown above, and e-mailing it to your friendly uniform columnist while the game is still being played. Thanks, Doug.

Thanksgiving was a serious feast, thanks in large part to the perfectly bronzed bird cooked and carved by my friend Scout. There were lots of other good dishes, including several made by Collateral Gammage and myself, but I was too busy eating, drinking, and yakking to take any more photos. Which is probably just as well, since I for one can’t even bear to think about food today, much less look at it. And that’s the sign of a successful Thanksgiving, am I right? — Paul

 

101 comments to One Man’s Crappy Team Is Another Man’s T-Shirt Sale

  • Rich | November 28, 2008 at 9:31 am |

    Quincy-North Quincy HS Thanksgiving game. That Quincy Q looks suspiciously like an Oregon O modified to be a Q.

    http://multimedia.he...

  • Teebz | November 28, 2008 at 9:53 am |

    Hockey starts today at noon ET for anyone who cares about the #3 sport in the USA.

    That’s right – hockey now has better attendance figures than the NBA. Hand-outs or no hand-outs, we’re moving up the ladder. Stick that in your obscure-sport pipe and smoke it. LOL

    Seriously, to all those who are off with turkey-related symptoms, enjoy your long, long weekend, and stay safe!

  • Beardface | November 28, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    Did someone say bronzed turkey?

    http://tidewaterhoki...

    Gobble Gobble

  • Beardface | November 28, 2008 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”302449″]Hockey starts today at noon ET for anyone who cares about the #3 sport in the USA.

    That’s right – hockey now has better attendance figures than the NBA. Hand-outs or no hand-outs, we’re moving up the ladder. Stick that in your obscure-sport pipe and smoke it. LOL

    Seriously, to all those who are off with turkey-related symptoms, enjoy your long, long weekend, and stay safe![/quote]
    Flyers break out their throwback thirds at 1 against Carolina…

    Unfortunately, I’m stuck at work so I can’t watch… boooo

  • Marc | November 28, 2008 at 10:04 am |

    That salad in the first picture looks interesting and delicious, Paul. What is it?

  • Tim | November 28, 2008 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”302452″]That salad in the first picture looks interesting and delicious, Paul. What is it?[/quote]

    Looks like an apple/walnut salad (there’s another name for it, but can’t recall). My wife makes something similar. Usually has some cheese and a peppercorn dressing. Very good stuff, and filling, as much as a salad can be.

  • Teebz | November 28, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”302453″][quote comment=”302452″]That salad in the first picture looks interesting and delicious, Paul. What is it?[/quote]

    Looks like an apple/walnut salad (there’s another name for it, but can’t recall). My wife makes something similar. Usually has some cheese and a peppercorn dressing. Very good stuff, and filling, as much as a salad can be.[/quote]

    Waldorf salad, perhaps?

  • Rich | November 28, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    Close up it looks like field greens with either apples or pears with some sort of candied nuts (most likely peacans). Might be some leeks or other type of onion as well. Dressing looks like a light oil based one.

    From a distance it looked like Japanese seaweed salad. You need to close up on the pic.

  • Rich | November 28, 2008 at 10:28 am |
  • Wade Harder | November 28, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    Glad to see the Titans are still wearing their light blue pants with the white jerseys instead of the navy blues. Now if they would just wear white pants at home with their light blue jerseys instead of the all light blue or light blue/navy look.

  • Tony in Erie | November 28, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    I just hope noone starts wearing “Thanksgiving Day” uniforms.

    My hometown OHL Otters are advertising their “game worn St. Patricks Day” jerseys for a pre-order sale of $225 (!)

    My girlfriend, who is starting to enjoy the “#3 sport”, says, “Who the hell would want to have one of those, let alone pay that much for one?”

  • Rob | November 28, 2008 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”302457″]Glad to see the Titans are still wearing their light blue pants with the white jerseys instead of the navy blues. Now if they would just wear white pants at home with their light blue jerseys instead of the all light blue or light blue/navy look.[/quote]

    Hear, hear. I’m waiting for them to bring back that Houston Oiler look.

    Now if someone can get the Seahawks to go back to the silver helmets.

  • Stan Morris | November 28, 2008 at 10:59 am |

    Hope everyone in the “UniWatch” Family is having a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend…

    Enjoy the College Football today…I’ll be checking in with comments and to read my fellow Classic Uniform buddies…!!!

    Stan

  • Mike Engle | November 28, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”302459″][quote comment=”302457″]Glad to see the Titans are still wearing their light blue pants with the white jerseys instead of the navy blues. Now if they would just wear white pants at home with their light blue jerseys instead of the all light blue or light blue/navy look.[/quote]

    Hear, hear. I’m waiting for them to bring back that Houston Oiler look.

    Now if someone can get the Seahawks to go back to the silver helmets.[/quote]
    I’d settle for poly-chromaticism and call it a day.

  • Ian K | November 28, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    Paul, I know you consider yourself a gourmand, but I have to say, I always enjoy the photos you take of interesting and delicious foods.

    Furthermore, I commend you for eating Thanksgiving DINNER at a DINNER time (noting the 5:35 mark on your friend’s watch. What does “Thanksgiving dinner” mean in Dallas? Eat by 1-freaking-30 so you’re done in time for the Cowboys game. *sigh*

  • SwatVarnado | November 28, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    Ian- being a Dallas (Arlington actually) native, we do like to eat early to watch the boys, but that also leaves us plenty of time before bed for the best part of Thanksgiving… the LEFTOVERS!

  • Shane | November 28, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”302451″][quote comment=”302449″]Hockey starts today at noon ET for anyone who cares about the #3 sport in the USA.

    That’s right – hockey now has better attendance figures than the NBA. Hand-outs or no hand-outs, we’re moving up the ladder. Stick that in your obscure-sport pipe and smoke it. LOL

    Seriously, to all those who are off with turkey-related symptoms, enjoy your long, long weekend, and stay safe![/quote]
    Flyers break out their throwback thirds at 1 against Carolina…

    Unfortunately, I’m stuck at work so I can’t watch… boooo[/quote]

    And the Bruins are busting out the black 3rds. I liked them when I first saw them, but not so much anymore.

  • scott | November 28, 2008 at 11:39 am |

    Leominster and Fitchburg went all blue against all red in yesterday’s high school football game:

    http://www.boston.co...

  • Teebz | November 28, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”302458″]I just hope noone starts wearing “Thanksgiving Day” uniforms.

    My hometown OHL Otters are advertising their “game worn St. Patricks Day” jerseys for a pre-order sale of $225 (!)

    My girlfriend, who is starting to enjoy the “#3 sport”, says, “Who the hell would want to have one of those, let alone pay that much for one?”[/quote]

    Ironically, there has been one minor-pro hockey team who celebrated Thanksgiving with a jersey that I’ve seen.

    The CHL’s Odessa Jackalopes

  • Kevin M. | November 28, 2008 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”302466″][quote comment=”302458″]I just hope noone starts wearing “Thanksgiving Day” uniforms.

    My hometown OHL Otters are advertising their “game worn St. Patricks Day” jerseys for a pre-order sale of $225 (!)

    My girlfriend, who is starting to enjoy the “#3 sport”, says, “Who the hell would want to have one of those, let alone pay that much for one?”[/quote]

    Ironically, there has been one minor-pro hockey team who celebrated Thanksgiving with a jersey that I’ve seen.

    The CHL’s Odessa Jackalopes[/quote]

    I know the Konxville Ice Bears of the SPHL did one a few years ago and I believe the Huntsville Havoc did one as well. However I can’t find a picture of either right now.

  • Tony in Erie | November 28, 2008 at 11:48 am |

    Oh god… that is horrific. Turjackalopes.

  • MPowers1634 | November 28, 2008 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”302463″]Ian- being a Dallas (Arlington actually) native, we do like to eat early to watch the boys, but that also leaves us plenty of time before bed for the best part of Thanksgiving… the LEFTOVERS![/quote]

    Is that why everything and EVERYONE is bigger in Texas? JK

    Nonetheless, I hope that everyone here had a bountiful Thanksgiving.

    As for the QUincy Modified O/Q, Ossining, a local HS in Suburban, NY uses the same thing:

    http://grandmachris....

  • BWags06 | November 28, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”302458″]I just hope noone starts wearing “Thanksgiving Day” uniforms.

    My hometown OHL Otters are advertising their “game worn St. Patricks Day” jerseys for a pre-order sale of $225 (!)

    My girlfriend, who is starting to enjoy the “#3 sport”, says, “Who the hell would want to have one of those, let alone pay that much for one?”[/quote]

    Yeah, I saw that! But the bigger problem was that both teams wore their colors last night. Erie in their Red third jersey and Belleville in road-sign yellow. Sorry, no pics; but it was not a pretty sight

  • Ricko | November 28, 2008 at 12:18 pm |

    Hey, Matt… I posted this Wednesday, not sure you saw it..

    Well, Matt (and others)…

    The new Nike Experience store finally is open at Mall of America, right across the freeway from my office. I’ll check it out for you. Probably not until next week, though, because they’re expecting 200,000 shoppers at MOA Friday (some stores opening at 5 a.m.; the rest at 6) and I’m sure the weekend will be a zoo, too.

    Anything special I’m supposed to look for?

    —Ricko

  • Jack H. | November 28, 2008 at 12:18 pm |

    I can’t remember if I posted this link or not, but I figure since my hometown team is the topic of a post for once (doesn’t happen to often with the Lions) I’ll post it again just to make sure. I like these shirts:

    http://www.latakethe...

  • chance | November 28, 2008 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”302462″]Paul, I know you consider yourself a gourmand, but I have to say, I always enjoy the photos you take of interesting and delicious foods.

    Furthermore, I commend you for eating Thanksgiving DINNER at a DINNER time (noting the 5:35 mark on your friend’s watch. What does “Thanksgiving dinner” mean in Dallas? Eat by 1-freaking-30 so you’re done in time for the Cowboys game. *sigh*[/quote]

    Traditionally, “dinner” is a meal eaten in the early afternoon. “Supper” was the evening meal.

  • Ricko | November 28, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    Oh, Pittsburgh people…

    How far off campus is Heinz Field?

    With Gophers going back on campus next year I was thinking about how many BCS teams play off-campus. UCLA, I suppose. Miami? Others?

  • JeffM | November 28, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”302463″]Ian- being a Dallas (Arlington actually) native, we do like to eat early to watch the boys, but that also leaves us plenty of time before bed for the best part of Thanksgiving… the LEFTOVERS![/quote]

    as a Dallas native also, i can tell you it is very important to plan around the Boys game. We usually just eat a light lunch, just snacking, and then eat after the game while less interesting things are on the tube

  • Mark K | November 28, 2008 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”302474″]Oh, Pittsburgh people…

    How far off campus is Heinz Field?

    With Gophers going back on campus next year I was thinking about how many BCS teams play off-campus. UCLA, I suppose. Miami? Others?[/quote]

    Not from Pittsburgh but I’m guessing 3 miles maybe? Basically the opposite side of the downtown area.

    South Florida Bulls?

  • Jeff | November 28, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”302473″][quote comment=”302462″]Paul, I know you consider yourself a gourmand, but I have to say, I always enjoy the photos you take of interesting and delicious foods.

    Furthermore, I commend you for eating Thanksgiving DINNER at a DINNER time (noting the 5:35 mark on your friend’s watch. What does “Thanksgiving dinner” mean in Dallas? Eat by 1-freaking-30 so you’re done in time for the Cowboys game. *sigh*[/quote]

    Traditionally, “dinner” is a meal eaten in the early afternoon. “Supper” was the evening meal.[/quote]

    Growing up in the south, “dinner” ALWAYS referred to the mid-day meal, “supper” to the evening meal. My folks still say “dinner” and “supper.”

    Question: if you wait ’til early evening or night to eat the Thanksgiving meal, what do you eat before that, for “lunch?” That seems a bit strange to have to eat a meal BEFORE Thanksgiving’s fare…

  • Kek | November 28, 2008 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”302474″]Oh, Pittsburgh people…

    How far off campus is Heinz Field?

    With Gophers going back on campus next year I was thinking about how many BCS teams play off-campus. UCLA, I suppose. Miami? Others?[/quote]
    About five miles. They bus kids from the campus in the Oakland section of town (where Pitt is) to Heinz Field on the North Side (or Shore if you prefer)

    It was a big controversial thing in the burgh when it first happened. A lot of alumni hated the idea of not only tearing down Pitt Stadium but moving the field off campus. However, the rebirth of the baseketball program and the beautiful Petersen Events Center being built on the site where the stadium used to stand, combined with the football program’s ability to share not only a pro stadium but workout facilities as well with the Steelers has outweighed the negatives.

    There are still those that poo poo them playing off campus at Heinz Field but I think more accept it now. My brother for one, was a hardcore anti-Heinz Field move but now he’s cool with it.

    I don’t think Heinz Field itself is a very good stadium, but it’s the fact that they share the practice complex with the Steelers that makes it such a draw for college kids. That is a world class facility.

    I’m apathetic to being on campus or off. The years I went to games at Pitt Stadium, the program sucked. Therefore, my memories are bad. My brother, on the other hand, was at Pitt during a good era and at the height of the end of the series with Penn State (not counting that mini-series in the late 90s). I’m sure that’s why his feelings were different.

    As an alum and season ticket holder, I’m much more passionate about the school going back to the old PITT script and colors.

  • Pedro | November 28, 2008 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”302476″][quote comment=”302474″]Oh, Pittsburgh people…

    How far off campus is Heinz Field?

    With Gophers going back on campus next year I was thinking about how many BCS teams play off-campus. UCLA, I suppose. Miami? Others?[/quote]

    Not from Pittsburgh but I’m guessing 3 miles maybe? Basically the opposite side of the downtown area.

    South Florida Bulls?[/quote]

    USC…Coliseum is accross the street but technically off-campus.

  • Ian K | November 28, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”302474″]Oh, Pittsburgh people…

    How far off campus is Heinz Field?

    With Gophers going back on campus next year I was thinking about how many BCS teams play off-campus. UCLA, I suppose. Miami? Others?[/quote]

    Baylor has its own football stadium, but it’s located south and west of the actual campus in Waco. It might be the only BCS school with a dedicated stadium NOT on campus, since the Rose Bowl, Heinz, etc are multi-use facilities.

  • odessa steps magazin | November 28, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    It’s apparently a good thing for today’s fractured society that people eat at different times.

    My cousin’s girlfriend said yesterday that our dinner (which was a 2:30) was the first of FOUR she had to go to yesterday. His father and mother, her father and mother.

    I guess that means lots of grazing and no real eating, so you have room for something at every place.

  • Ian K | November 28, 2008 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”302477″][quote comment=”302473″][quote comment=”302462″]Paul, I know you consider yourself a gourmand, but I have to say, I always enjoy the photos you take of interesting and delicious foods.

    Furthermore, I commend you for eating Thanksgiving DINNER at a DINNER time (noting the 5:35 mark on your friend’s watch. What does “Thanksgiving dinner” mean in Dallas? Eat by 1-freaking-30 so you’re done in time for the Cowboys game. *sigh*[/quote]

    Traditionally, “dinner” is a meal eaten in the early afternoon. “Supper” was the evening meal.[/quote]

    Growing up in the south, “dinner” ALWAYS referred to the mid-day meal, “supper” to the evening meal. My folks still say “dinner” and “supper.”

    Question: if you wait ’til early evening or night to eat the Thanksgiving meal, what do you eat before that, for “lunch?” That seems a bit strange to have to eat a meal BEFORE Thanksgiving’s fare…[/quote]

    Well, I’m a Texas transplant from California, and have never used the term “supper”. T-Day dinner is usually around 4-4:30, with a light lunch of hor d’oeurves, cider, and my mom’s delicious pizza dip.

    And to JeffM, what, Texas blowing out the Aggies by 40 points isn’t quality television?

  • Kek | November 28, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”302477″][quote comment=”302473″][quote comment=”302462″]Paul, I know you consider yourself a gourmand, but I have to say, I always enjoy the photos you take of interesting and delicious foods.

    Furthermore, I commend you for eating Thanksgiving DINNER at a DINNER time (noting the 5:35 mark on your friend’s watch. What does “Thanksgiving dinner” mean in Dallas? Eat by 1-freaking-30 so you’re done in time for the Cowboys game. *sigh*[/quote]

    Traditionally, “dinner” is a meal eaten in the early afternoon. “Supper” was the evening meal.[/quote]

    Growing up in the south, “dinner” ALWAYS referred to the mid-day meal, “supper” to the evening meal. My folks still say “dinner” and “supper.”

    Question: if you wait ’til early evening or night to eat the Thanksgiving meal, what do you eat before that, for “lunch?” That seems a bit strange to have to eat a meal BEFORE Thanksgiving’s fare…[/quote]
    At the risk of starting a back-and-forth worthy of the walk-off HR conversation….I’ll add my two cents on the thanksgiving time discussion.

    Growing up, my maternal grandmother always hosted Thanksgiving and we ate at a traditional lunch time. I guess anywhere between noon and two.

    Once my grandmother became to old to host, we hosted those grandparents at my parents house and kept the same timeframe even after my grandparents had both passed on.

    I was lucky when I met my wife because her family did Thanksgiving at more of a traditional dinner time, say between five and seven. So, as we dated through last year, we always had lunch time at my mom’s and dinner time at her mom’s or sister’s. Although it seems crazy to eat two thanksgiving dinners, it actually was nice because we didn’t fill up at either place, just ate sparingly in the afternoon so we had room in the evening.

    Yesterday, we combined the families for the first time and ate around 5:30. I’m happy to say that 14 people (including four kids) and a four month old puppy all had a great day and our humble abode survived!

    The moral of the story: there is no “right” time to eat Thanksgiving dinner, so long as your with loved ones and can count your blessings!!!!

  • MPowers1634 | November 28, 2008 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”302471″]Hey, Matt… I posted this Wednesday, not sure you saw it..

    Well, Matt (and others)…

    The new Nike Experience store finally is open at Mall of America, right across the freeway from my office. I’ll check it out for you. Probably not until next week, though, because they’re expecting 200,000 shoppers at MOA Friday (some stores opening at 5 a.m.; the rest at 6) and I’m sure the weekend will be a zoo, too.

    Anything special I’m supposed to look for?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Ricko, just go and look for anything you find interesting.

    They’ll probably have geographically-specific Nike gear: T-Wolves, Twins, UM, etc.
    I think Minnesota still has a non-amateur Hockey team, right?

    Now is the time to look for their great cold weather running gear.

    The Sphere and Therma Fit lines are outstanding, and the Nike Plus gear that goes along with the IPOD is always innovative!

    Other than that, be careful…with 200,000 people, your walker may het bumped a few times.

    I had to get one in!

  • Jeff | November 28, 2008 at 1:11 pm |

    We ate at just after noon, mainly because my kids had to be with my me (and my girlfriend and her kids) for part of the day, then with their mother the second part of the day. their mother had dinner at 5ish, so they got two for one.

    on top of that, it was my son’s 13th birthday…pumpkin pie and birthday cake.

  • LI Phil | November 28, 2008 at 1:19 pm |

    my thanksgiving at the nursing home was officially “noon”…it was “dinner” and we were served “stuffing”…i was able to watch some of the lions game slaughter with my dad in his room, the din drowned out only slightly by an alzheimers’ patient ‘left’ in the hallway screaming “BUNNY” for 2 hours…good times good times

    my second thanksgiving was a third “seating” in a restaurant (5:00 pm)…it was also “dinner” and what was called ‘stuffing’ seemed like low-grade cream of wheat

    /i never thought i’d say this, but i actually miss the two thanksgivings i’d have to endure with my ex-wife and her family (always first) followed by a late supper at my folks…at least by the second one we were always happily lubricated
    //white meat may be for suckers, but that’s the best part of the meal, bar none

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

    on another “regional” note…what’s the red stuff you put on top of spaghetti/pasta? gravy or sauce?

  • JeffM | November 28, 2008 at 1:20 pm |

    Ian K – – well UT vs. A&M might be interesting but i said “less interesting”….for me the Cowboys’ games are always the most interesting…but lets be honest seeing Texas go out murder the aggies is always fun

  • skott daltonic | November 28, 2008 at 1:25 pm |

    watching the Bruins – looks kinda good, i think.

    i REALLY like the retro look of it all. the 80’s jersey and letters and numbers style w/ the new logo, essentially. i might like a bottom stripe a little bit, but i’m into these…

  • LI Phil | November 28, 2008 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”302488″]watching the Bruins – looks kinda good, i think.

    i REALLY like the retro look of it all. the 80’s jersey and letters and numbers style w/ the new logo, essentially. i might like a bottom stripe a little bit, but i’m into these…[/quote]

    agreed…one of the nicer third jerseys, for sure…and it’s not just BFBS…

    i know what you mean aboot the bottom stripe, but with the edge hemline, maybe it’s for the best…just compare how good those broons sweaters look with the crap the icelanders are sporting these days…

  • Beardface | November 28, 2008 at 1:42 pm |

    The Flyers are wearing what might be one of the best, if not the best, 3rd jerseys to ever grace the ice in the NHL. Man, that is how you do it. Very, very sharp

  • Jeff | November 28, 2008 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”302466″][quote comment=”302458″]I just hope noone starts wearing “Thanksgiving Day” uniforms.

    My hometown OHL Otters are advertising their “game worn St. Patricks Day” jerseys for a pre-order sale of $225 (!)

    My girlfriend, who is starting to enjoy the “#3 sport”, says, “Who the hell would want to have one of those, let alone pay that much for one?”[/quote]

    Ironically, there has been one minor-pro hockey team who celebrated Thanksgiving with a jersey that I’ve seen.

    The CHL’s Odessa Jackalopes[/quote]

    Why do the sleeves on those remind me of this:

    http://netcrashers.f...

  • Beau | November 28, 2008 at 2:07 pm |

    FNOB alert in the WVU-PITT game:

    Pitt defensive lineman, #95 Mick Williams

  • Beau | November 28, 2008 at 2:07 pm |

    No screen grab since I’m at work

  • Ricko | November 28, 2008 at 2:09 pm |

    “…with 200,000 people, your walker may get bumped a few times.
    “I had to get one in!”

    Ah, you young snipperwhapper…you never had the thrill of playing baseball in flannel when it was 95 degrees and humid. Then again, you never got to hear Dizzy Dean tell you how the runner “slud into third” or hear him sing Wabash Cannonball, either.

    Any Brooklyn Dodger fans out there? I was digging through my stuff this week and found an old 45rpm record of that chart-busting single, “Johnny Podres Has a Halo ‘Round His Head.”

    “…he knocked those great big Yankees stone-cold dead.
    His great pitchin’ saved the day,
    Johnny Boy went all the way.
    Johnny Podres has a halo ’round his head.”

    Now them is some great lyrics, huh.

    —Ricko

  • Ben | November 28, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”302474″]Oh, Pittsburgh people…

    How far off campus is Heinz Field?

    With Gophers going back on campus next year I was thinking about how many BCS teams play off-campus. UCLA, I suppose. Miami? Others?[/quote]
    UConn plays all of their football games off campus, and some basketball games off campus

  • Beardface | November 28, 2008 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”302474″]Oh, Pittsburgh people…

    How far off campus is Heinz Field?

    With Gophers going back on campus next year I was thinking about how many BCS teams play off-campus. UCLA, I suppose. Miami? Others?[/quote]
    NC State plays its games off campus.

    I think Wake Forest does as well, but I’m not 100% on that considering how small of a campus it is

    Both are located in nearby Fairgrounds

  • War Eagle Jeffrey | November 28, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”302486″]my thanksgiving at the nursing home was officially “noon”…it was “dinner” and we were served “stuffing”…i was able to watch some of the lions game slaughter with my dad in his room, the din drowned out only slightly by an alzheimers’ patient ‘left’ in the hallway screaming “BUNNY” for 2 hours…good times good times

    my second thanksgiving was a third “seating” in a restaurant (5:00 pm)…it was also “dinner” and what was called ‘stuffing’ seemed like low-grade cream of wheat

    /i never thought i’d say this, but i actually miss the two thanksgivings i’d have to endure with my ex-wife and her family (always first) followed by a late supper at my folks…at least by the second one we were always happily lubricated
    //white meat may be for suckers, but that’s the best part of the meal, bar none

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

    on another “regional” note…what’s the red stuff you put on top of spaghetti/pasta? gravy or sauce?[/quote]

    sauce…never heard it called “gravy.” that’s a new one. grew up in alabama.

  • paul | November 28, 2008 at 2:39 pm |

    Technically, South Carolina plays off campus as well. Williams-Brice Stadium is located about an 1.5 miles from campus across campus.

  • JeffM | November 28, 2008 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”302496″][quote comment=”302474″]Oh, Pittsburgh people…

    How far off campus is Heinz Field?

    With Gophers going back on campus next year I was thinking about how many BCS teams play off-campus. UCLA, I suppose. Miami? Others?[/quote]
    NC State plays its games off campus.

    I think Wake Forest does as well, but I’m not 100% on that considering how small of a campus it is

    Both are located in nearby Fairgrounds[/quote]

    ok how about this one….My alma mater, The University of Texas at Arlington, has a decent enough D-1AA football stadium right on campus but has no sanctioned football team, only a club team. since the school disbanded the team in 1985 the stadium is home to high school football, UTA track, Ray Guy kicking camps, and an Irish American Festival every summer

    and did any else have to spend part of their T-day explaining Uniwatch….”So you just look and talk about Uniforms? Thats cool i guess?”

    They just don’t get it

  • Beardface | November 28, 2008 at 3:02 pm |

    Pics of the Flyers in their new 3rd jerseys on the ice…

    http://d.yimg.com/us...

    http://d.yimg.com/us...

    Yowza thats nice

  • GoTerriers | November 28, 2008 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”302500″]Pics of the Flyers in their new 3rd jerseys on the ice…

    http://d.yimg.com/us...

    http://d.yimg.com/us...

    Yowza thats nice[/quote]
    You know, I think the white name plate is a bit jarring visually. The front looks fantastic, though

  • adam | November 28, 2008 at 3:21 pm |

    watching the lions in their throwbacks, and my flyers in their beauties, almost, i say almost, makes up for the eagles blacks last night.

    in my opinion, the lions throwbacks are quite possibly the most beautiful uniform in all of professional sport.

  • LI Phil | November 28, 2008 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”302501″][quote comment=”302500″]Pics of the Flyers in their new 3rd jerseys on the ice…

    http://d.yimg.com/us...

    http://d.yimg.com/us...

    Yowza thats nice[/quote]
    You know, I think the white name plate is a bit jarring visually. The front looks fantastic, though[/quote]

    no way…maybe it’s a shock at first, but that’s a beauty…reminds me of when the isles were actually good and this guy was public enemy #1…right up there with the broons, pens and isles (minus the sock-gap) as the best thirds in the NHL today

  • rocketman | November 28, 2008 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”302457″]Glad to see the Titans are still wearing their light blue pants with the white jerseys instead of the navy blues. Now if they would just wear white pants at home with their light blue jerseys instead of the all light blue or light blue/navy look.[/quote]

    The Titans don’t seem to know what matches these days. Their light blue jersey with white pants would look great, but they insist on wearing either their dark blue or light blue pants with it – both are ghastly looks.

  • rocketman | November 28, 2008 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”302459″][quote comment=”302457″]Glad to see the Titans are still wearing their light blue pants with the white jerseys instead of the navy blues. Now if they would just wear white pants at home with their light blue jerseys instead of the all light blue or light blue/navy look.[/quote]

    Hear, hear. I’m waiting for them to bring back that Houston Oiler look.

    Now if someone can get the Seahawks to go back to the silver helmets.[/quote]

    I like the current Seahawks helmet better, but the uniform overall is as depressingly dreary as the weather in Seattle. The least they could do is wear their white pants w the dark jersey and vice versa. That would at least be some redemption on an otherwise poor color scheme.

  • Teebz | November 28, 2008 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”302503″]
    no way…maybe it’s a shock at first, but that’s a beauty…reminds me of when the isles were actually good and this guy was public enemy #1…right up there with the broons, pens and isles (minus the sock-gap) as the best thirds in the NHL today[/quote]

    The Bruins’ alternates are significantly underwhelming. This is how they should look, yellow socks and all.

  • JTH | November 28, 2008 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”302503″][quote comment=”302501″][quote comment=”302500″]Pics of the Flyers in their new 3rd jerseys on the ice…

    http://d.yimg.com/us...

    http://d.yimg.com/us...

    Yowza thats nice[/quote]
    You know, I think the white name plate is a bit jarring visually. The front looks fantastic, though[/quote]

    no way…maybe it’s a shock at first, but that’s a beauty…reminds me of when the isles were actually good and this guy was public enemy #1…right up there with the broons, pens and isles (minus the sock-gap) as the best thirds in the NHL today[/quote]
    Where’s the love for the Western Conference? Canucks, Hawks, Blues?

    …Uh I mean Blues.

  • smitty | November 28, 2008 at 4:40 pm |

    watching LSU right now and wondering if there are any other college football teams that wear BOTH school name AND logo on their helmets?

    maybe I’m still in a turkey-induced daze but I can’t think of anyone else who does this.

  • JTH | November 28, 2008 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”302486″]
    on another “regional” note…what’s the red stuff you put on top of spaghetti/pasta? gravy or sauce?[/quote]
    To me, it seems to be split along ethnic lines. The FBI I know seem to prefer “gravy” but everyone else usually seems to say “sauce.”

    I’m 25% Italian and I usually say “sauce” but I’ve been known to say “gravy” in the past. Usually it was when my grandmother (FBI) was around.

  • aflfan | November 28, 2008 at 4:46 pm |

    The Michigan High School Athletic Assocation football championships are taking place this weekend at Ford Field. Yes, they have good football played their occasionally. The first two games have been blow outs. Here is a link to pictures of the Class 8 game between Muskegon Catholic Central (white) and Crystal Falls Forest Park (Black)

    Check out the socks on Forest Park

    http://www.freep.com...

    http://www.freep.com...

    Shoe problem

    http://www.freep.com...

    Several Muskegon players had helmet color issues

    http://www.freep.com...

  • Tom Farley | November 28, 2008 at 4:50 pm |

    LI Phil, I’m a lifelong Upper Midwesterner and had never heard the red sauce called “gravy” until the first season of “The Sopranos.” Always “sauce.” And, until about 15 years ago, “spaghetti sauce” regardless of the pasta involved.

  • Phil | November 28, 2008 at 5:00 pm |

    CU

    I only got that since I’m watching the game and there is a dude with a tuque on with the CU and the Buffalo.

    Never heard it called gravy before, just sauce (Ontario for those of you keeping track of regional differences).

  • Phil | November 28, 2008 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”302512″]CU

    I only got that since I’m watching the game and there is a dude with a tuque on with the CU and the Buffalo.

    Never heard it called gravy before, just sauce (Ontario for those of you keeping track of regional differences).[/quote]

    Sorry, that was in response to smitty’s question about school (Colorado) AND logo on the helmet. Also, apparently I shouldn’t have capitalized buffalo.

  • Ian K | November 28, 2008 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”302508″]watching LSU right now and wondering if there are any other college football teams that wear BOTH school name AND logo on their helmets?

    maybe I’m still in a turkey-induced daze but I can’t think of anyone else who does this.[/quote]

    My school Texas Christian University has their initials and a horned frog on the helmet. This horned frog is associated mainly with the athletic teams, but is used in other ways in university publications.

  • War Eagle Jeffrey | November 28, 2008 at 5:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”302508″]watching LSU right now and wondering if there are any other college football teams that wear BOTH school name AND logo on their helmets?

    maybe I’m still in a turkey-induced daze but I can’t think of anyone else who does this.[/quote]

    of course, for some teams, including auburn and oklahoma, the school name (or abbreviation) IS the logo.

  • Phil | November 28, 2008 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”302514″][quote comment=”302508″]watching LSU right now and wondering if there are any other college football teams that wear BOTH school name AND logo on their helmets?

    maybe I’m still in a turkey-induced daze but I can’t think of anyone else who does this.[/quote]

    My school Texas Christian University has their initials and a horned frog on the helmet. This horned frog is associated mainly with the athletic teams, but is used in other ways in university publications.[/quote]

    I was curious and I found out three other types of helmets of note.

    Boise State has the full text under the Bronco. South Carolina has the C and the Gamecock (no S that I noticed).

    Washington State’s text becomes the cougar.

  • Stuby | November 28, 2008 at 6:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”302514″][quote comment=”302508″]watching LSU right now and wondering if there are any other college football teams that wear BOTH school name AND logo on their helmets?

    maybe I’m still in a turkey-induced daze but I can’t think of anyone else who does this.[/quote]

    My school Texas Christian University has their initials and a horned frog on the helmet. This horned frog is associated mainly with the athletic teams, but is used in other ways in university publications.[/quote]
    Boise State is one I can think of off the top of my head. Oh, and the Miami Hurricanes play off-campus

  • Cathy | November 28, 2008 at 6:15 pm |

    Paul,

    I have to ask, what are the items below the turkey in the roasting pan that Scout used? Are those beets? They look too big to be shallots. I cook for a large group and would love to know, they look divine being roasted below the turkey in its juices.

    Cathy

  • Doc | November 28, 2008 at 6:40 pm |

    Quincy-North Quincy HS Thanksgiving game. That Quincy Q looks suspiciously like an Oregon O modified to be a Q.

    http://multimedia.he

    I was at the game….the hit by the Quincy kid was awesome! Regarding the uni’s…the Quincy Q is lame. Is it a Q or an O?

  • Doc | November 28, 2008 at 6:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”302448″]Quincy-North Quincy HS Thanksgiving game. That Quincy Q looks suspiciously like an Oregon O modified to be a Q.

    http://multimedia.he...

    Sorry, new here….the hit by the Quincy kid was awesome! Kind of like the one Wes Welker took in the Pats game. Like Wes, the kid got right up and was back in the game. Those NQ kids are tough!

  • Jamie | November 28, 2008 at 7:09 pm |

    One advantage of having dinner before the Cowboys play is that your cousin’s husband’s drug addict sister and her drug dealer boyfriend will be at the game, therefore you can eat without having them around.

  • Cathy | November 28, 2008 at 7:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”302521″]One advantage of having dinner before the Cowboys play is that your cousin’s husband’s drug addict sister and her drug dealer boyfriend will be at the game, therefore you can eat without having them around.[/quote]

    …what?!

  • Michael Emody | November 28, 2008 at 7:18 pm |

    So what’s the trick? On my browsers, it reads:
    “(Click button you use twice and place text you want formatted in between tags)”
    above the comment box. But there’s NO fucking button! There used to be, but not for 6-8 months. Usually I paste the html on it’s own line, and it comes out green, but how do you get green text with a html link? I used to be able to do it, but since Paul changed servers, there hasn’t been any damn buttons. I know I’m not the only person who gets pissed when trying to make decent looking links. What is it that someone thinks I ought to know?

  • Jeff P | November 28, 2008 at 7:36 pm |

    Google is your friend…

    It’s not really that hard

  • Geoff | November 28, 2008 at 7:44 pm |

    Did I see oysters? Wow!

  • Steve Mosk | November 28, 2008 at 8:24 pm |

    I’m from NY, but spent 8 years in Seattle for grad school and had school mates from all over the US. We had the discussion of ‘sauce’ vs. ‘gravy’ all the time and one of my buddies’ grandpa, from Minnesota, settled it for us…
    – If it has meat in it, or is made from the fat or grease from meat, it is gravy.
    – If there is no meat, then it’s sauce.
    – It doesn’t matter what it goes ON, it’s what goes IN that’s important.

  • Husul | November 28, 2008 at 8:59 pm |

    I know many have seen this but many haven’t…

  • Husul | November 28, 2008 at 9:00 pm |
  • Nicole | November 28, 2008 at 9:07 pm |

    Wisconsin men’s hockey is wearing a new third sweater tonight. It’s streaming online, so I can’t get a screen grab – I’ll post picture links after the game.

    It’s all red with a large Bucky head in the middle and large Badgers written in white block letters. There’s a graphic repeated along the bottom seam – I thought it was Motion W’s, but now it’s looking like Bucky head outlines.

  • Nicole | November 28, 2008 at 9:08 pm |

    Turns out they are badger paw prints repeated around the hem. The Motion W is on each shoulder, above the TV numbers.

  • Brandon | November 28, 2008 at 9:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”302476″][quote comment=”302474″]Oh, Pittsburgh people…

    How far off campus is Heinz Field?

    With Gophers going back on campus next year I was thinking about how many BCS teams play off-campus. UCLA, I suppose. Miami? Others?[/quote]

    Not from Pittsburgh but I’m guessing 3 miles maybe? Basically the opposite side of the downtown area.

    South Florida Bulls?[/quote]

    Hey Mark, It’s about 12 miles from the main entrance of USF to RJS. From what I’ve seen they do a decent job of getting students to the games by bus. I was amazed how much USF has changed in the 8 years I was in the Army. When I left USF was still probably 90/10 commuter to resident student. I enlisted in USF’s second Football season. That is the only major change to the school… I think.

  • Husul | November 28, 2008 at 9:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”302531″]Wisconsin men’s hockey is wearing a new third sweater tonight. It’s streaming online, so I can’t get a screen grab – I’ll post picture links after the game.

    It’s all red with a large Bucky head in the middle and large Badgers written in white block letters. There’s a graphic repeated along the bottom seam – I thought it was Motion W’s, but now it’s looking like Bucky head outlines.[/quote]

    Stream link plz Nic?

  • Bruce | November 28, 2008 at 9:42 pm |

    Celtics are wearing alternates for the first time this year

  • Bruce | November 28, 2008 at 9:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”302535″]Celtics are wearing alternates for the first time this year[/quote]

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

  • mtjaws | November 28, 2008 at 10:49 pm |

    Phoenix Coyotes wore their new black alts today. Surprising to see the pants are still red though.

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

  • Frank from B-more | November 28, 2008 at 10:53 pm |

    Nav-Marine Corp Stadium (Home of the Midshipmen) is about a mile off of the Naval Academy in Annapolis. They close off street for the Midshipmen March.

  • TMcLaughlin | November 28, 2008 at 11:01 pm |

    Boston Latin-Boston English. It’s bad enough Latin’s colors are purple and white, but they had to introduce a BLACK jersey? Which is worse, all purple, or black trimmed in purple when black isn’t even one of your colors?

    And the Celtics need to ditch the alts.

  • Jim Seesel | November 28, 2008 at 11:02 pm |

    Not uni but field related. watching the ASU-UCLA game and noticed that instead of little arrows pointing towards the endzone at the yardage numbers, ASU has little pitchforks.

    http://farm1.static....

    hard to see here, i can’t get a picture from the tv

  • Ryan | November 28, 2008 at 11:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”302518″]Paul,

    I have to ask, what are the items below the turkey in the roasting pan that Scout used? Are those beets? They look too big to be shallots. I cook for a large group and would love to know, they look divine being roasted below the turkey in its juices.

    Cathy[/quote]
    i am pretty sure they were the potatoes we saw sliced up next to the turkey on the serving plate

  • The Hemogoblin | November 28, 2008 at 11:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”302480″][quote comment=”302474″]Oh, Pittsburgh people…

    How far off campus is Heinz Field?

    With Gophers going back on campus next year I was thinking about how many BCS teams play off-campus. UCLA, I suppose. Miami? Others?[/quote]

    Baylor has its own football stadium, but it’s located south and west of the actual campus in Waco. It might be the only BCS school with a dedicated stadium NOT on campus, since the Rose Bowl, Heinz, etc are multi-use facilities.[/quote]

    Autzen Stadium is off campus as well, you’re not the only one there. That and the Moshovsky Center.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 28, 2008 at 11:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”302537″]Phoenix Coyotes wore their new black alts today. Surprising to see the pants are still red though.

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

    Thank god, the last thing the NHL needs is more black unitards.

  • Jay | November 29, 2008 at 1:11 am |

    I was at the Badger Hockey game tonight. The repeating item around the bottom is the badger claw footprint logo. I thought it was a pretty sharp jersey, but it could have used some sleeve striping or something. It felt a little plain to me. The numbers looked good, even with the subtle black drop shadow.

    Hopefully these pictures work:

    Front: http://img155.images...

    Back: http://img383.images...

  • Bill | November 29, 2008 at 1:14 am |

    [quote comment=”302478″][quote comment=”302474″]Oh, Pittsburgh people…

    How far off campus is Heinz Field?

    With Gophers going back on campus next year I was thinking about how many BCS teams play off-campus. UCLA, I suppose. Miami? Others?[/quote]
    About five miles. They bus kids from the campus in the Oakland section of town (where Pitt is) to Heinz Field on the North Side (or Shore if you prefer)

    It was a big controversial thing in the burgh when it first happened. A lot of alumni hated the idea of not only tearing down Pitt Stadium but moving the field off campus. However, the rebirth of the baseketball program and the beautiful Petersen Events Center being built on the site where the stadium used to stand, combined with the football program’s ability to share not only a pro stadium but workout facilities as well with the Steelers has outweighed the negatives.

    There are still those that poo poo them playing off campus at Heinz Field but I think more accept it now. My brother for one, was a hardcore anti-Heinz Field move but now he’s cool with it.

    I don’t think Heinz Field itself is a very good stadium, but it’s the fact that they share the practice complex with the Steelers that makes it such a draw for college kids. That is a world class facility.

    I’m apathetic to being on campus or off. The years I went to games at Pitt Stadium, the program sucked. Therefore, my memories are bad. My brother, on the other hand, was at Pitt during a good era and at the height of the end of the series with Penn State (not counting that mini-series in the late 90s). I’m sure that’s why his feelings were different.

    As an alum and season ticket holder, I’m much more passionate about the school going back to the old PITT script and colors.[/quote]
    It would have been a lot cheaper to put a dome over Pitt Stadium, put actual seats in everywhere and keep the football team on campus. But that would just make too much sense.

  • Jeff P | November 29, 2008 at 2:03 am |

    [quote comment=”302545″]I was at the Badger Hockey game tonight. The repeating item around the bottom is the badger claw footprint logo. I thought it was a pretty sharp jersey, but it could have used some sleeve striping or something. It felt a little plain to me. The numbers looked good, even with the subtle black drop shadow.

    Hopefully these pictures work:

    Front: http://img155.images...

    Back: http://img383.images...

    Switch the paws out for a thin- thick -thin white stripe at the hem and you have a winner.

    I’m sorry, but that’s not a pattern that you can use for a hemline. You need something geometric and repeating to pull that off.

  • mtjaws | November 29, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”302545″]I was at the Badger Hockey game tonight. The repeating item around the bottom is the badger claw footprint logo. I thought it was a pretty sharp jersey, but it could have used some sleeve striping or something. It felt a little plain to me. The numbers looked good, even with the subtle black drop shadow.

    Hopefully these pictures work:

    Front: http://img155.images...

    Back: http://img383.images...

    Is the Adidas logo on the first guy’s knee a part of his own sock choice, or something that everyone conflictingly wears?

  • Graf Zeppelin | November 29, 2008 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”302486″]on another “regional” note…what’s the red stuff you put on top of spaghetti/pasta? gravy or sauce?[/quote]

    Gravy. That’s what my mother, who was Italian, always called it. She’d also go nuts if anyone said “ri-COT-tuh” or “mott-suh-REL-lah.” She’d retort forcefully, “ree-GOHT!” or “moot-sah-DELL!”

    My non-Italian friends don’t get it when I say “gravy” instead of “sauce.”

  • chance | November 29, 2008 at 11:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”302494″]”…with 200,000 people, your walker may get bumped a few times.
    “I had to get one in!”

    Ah, you young snipperwhapper…you never had the thrill of playing baseball in flannel when it was 95 degrees and humid. Then again, you never got to hear Dizzy Dean tell you how the runner “slud into third” or hear him sing Wabash Cannonball, either.

    Any Brooklyn Dodger fans out there? I was digging through my stuff this week and found an old 45rpm record of that chart-busting single, “Johnny Podres Has a Halo ‘Round His Head.”

    “…he knocked those great big Yankees stone-cold dead.
    His great pitchin’ saved the day,
    Johnny Boy went all the way.
    Johnny Podres has a halo ’round his head.”

    Now them is some great lyrics, huh.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Wow.

    I’ve heard about that one, but I’ve never heard it. Any chance you could make an MP3?

  • Jack H. | November 30, 2008 at 4:03 am |

    [quote comment=”302508″]watching LSU right now and wondering if there are any other college football teams that wear BOTH school name AND logo on their helmets?

    maybe I’m still in a turkey-induced daze but I can’t think of anyone else who does this.[/quote]

    I don’t think they do this anymore, but Michigan State used to have the block “S” on one side of the helmet and Sparty on the other side.

    Which kind of makes me wonder…how did MSU get away with the monopoly on the simple block “S” and letting everyone refer to them as “State”?

    I mean, they go by simply “State” on their b-ball jerseys, no “Michigan” modifier needed…and when they did have both “Michigan” and “State” on the jersey in 2000, the national championship year, the “Michigan” print was really tiny.

    And all the other big D-I “State” schools always, ALWAYS use another modifier when abbreviating: K-State, OKState, NC State, Penn State, etc. MSU is the only one, it seems, that people just call “State” on a national level (ie, on Sportscenter highlights and such).

    I’m a pretty big MSU fan but for some reason I’ve always wondered why they were the first ones to think of using the block “S” and why whenever anyone sees a block “S” they think of MSU (and vice versa)…