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The Los Angeles Public Library has a really good photo archive focusing on the history of L.A. and Southern California. Many of those photos are now available on the web (to access them, go here and choose “Photo Collection” from the left rail). Of course, weeding out all the uni-notable photos from such a large collection would take a long time. Fortunately, reader Zac Neubauer has already done a lot of the work for us. Here are some of the pics he’s found, plus a few more that I added into the mix:

• This is USC baseball coach Sam Crawford, circa 1935. Never seen that logo before — did they drop the “U” so the logo would match Crawford’s initials?

• Penguins on a baseball uniform! According to the caption: “Film stars Dale Evans and Roy Rogers work out with members of the Chilly Willy team of the Sherman Oaks Little League in preparation for NBC’s coast-to-coast ‘Salute to Baseball’ telecast, 1956.”

• Not sure why an L.A. photo collection would include a shot of Satchell Paige in an Astros uniform, but whatever — great find. I assume the “A” is just folded under a flap of fabric.

• Love this fire department football team, circa 1930. Did Riddell make those helmets?

• Check out this awesome helmet cart photo. Caption: “The one and only Pom-Pom Mom, Phyllis Wanger, salutes the crowd, August 8, 1978.” Hmmm, Wagner sounds like someone we need to learn more about, but a bit of preliminary googling has revealed nothing. Anyone..?

• Dig those Chargers T-shirts! That’s Jim Sears, Howie Ferguson, and Ron Waller, plus a fourth player who appears to have been literally painted out of the photo.

• The archive features lots of shots of Jackie Robinson, beginning with this photo, which shows him suited up for his high school baseball team (again, they’ve painted on fellow out of the frame). Other images show him punting and running for UCLA (note the excellent bear sleeve patch and all the seams and panels along the shoulders — similar to today’s modern tailoring), plus there’s a shot of him on the UCLA hoops squad.

• Everyone knows Sid Gillman always wore a bow tie — it’s even on his Hall of Fame bust. So I was surprised to see several shots of Gillman in an open collar (here’s another; the other guy is George Allen, who appears to be wearing turf shoes!) or even — brace yourself — a conventional necktie (that’s Gillman at upper-right).

• Never seen this before: Magic in a Raiders tee!

• I have a feeling many of you knew this already, but it was news to me that Reggie Miller wore a T-shirt under his jersey at UCLA.

• Gorgeous bowling shirts here and here.

• Cool photo here of Larry Dierker. Caption: “Larry Dierker, former Taft High pitching ace who was signed and went directly to major league baseball with the Houston Astros, exhibits his form for some of the West Valley Little League ball players at Franklin Field in Encino, 1965.”

• Ever wonder what the Dodgers’ uniforms would look like if they were sponsored by 7-Up? Me neither, but here it is anyway, circa 1959.

• Look at at the bizarre collar/placket design for the kids on the left. Never seen that before.

• ANd hey, it turns out the trend toward long baseball pants started a lot earlier than we thought.

Uni Watch News Ticker: NBA teams playing on Xmas Day will be wearing a snowflake patch. Here’s a closer look. … Major news buried within this article on the NFL staff layoffs. Key passage: “According to one league source, there have even been discussions by some owners about the possibility of putting corporate logos on uniform jerseys, à la NASCAR and European soccer. That isn’t expected to happen anytime soon because many of the league’s longtime owners, like the Bills’ Ralph Wilson and the Steelers’ Dan Rooney, would never agree to it. But it’s a good possibility down the road” (with thanks to Jon Cannella). … Meanwhile, the death of capitalism is also forcing many minor league baseball teams to cut back on uniforms. The pertinent bits begin with the third graf of this story (with thanks to Stan Olechowski). … No Mas prexy Chris Isenberg has a good interview here with playwright Itamar Moses, who wrote the baseball production Back Back Back. … Here’s Hank Aaron in a different kind of uniform (with thanks to Frank Hanney). … Check this out: sleeves vs. sleeves! That’s Abilene Christian in white, hosting Arkansas State, circa 1968 (great find by Tim Perkins). … David Sonny attended Reds Fest the other day and snapped a shot of this team suitcase. … The Caps had to dress an emergency goalie on Friday, which led to an unusual mask appearing on the ice. Details here (with thanks to Damon Hirschensohn). … Wow, the new Asian Football Confederation Champions League logo is pretty damn cool (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm, who also reports that the 2009 BJ League all-star uniforms are not cool at all — ugh). … Color-on-color alert: Xavier vs. Cincy on Saturday night. … Dolce & Gabbana have designed the latest edition of the maglia rosa, awarded to the General Classification leader at the Giro d’Italia (with thanks to Nolan Brett). … Great find by Jay Braiman, who came up with two exmaples of the Jets wearing their 1978 helmets with their 1977 jerseys during the ’78 preseason. … Several Maryland players wore Under Armour sneakers on Friday night (with thanks to Jose Frontanes). … FC Barcelona has added a new logo to their uniform. Details here, and you can see the logo in action here (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Brinke Guthrie sent along scans of three drawings he did back around 1974, when he was 14 years old, and these cool medallions, which he says date back to 1971, plus he came across a trove of old pocket schedules, which he’s uploaded here. … More on the Colts/Giants 1958 title game, including some tremendous illustrations, here (with thanks to JC Helf). … Aussie rules football note from Drew Douglas who reports that the North Melbourne Kangaroos has a new clash strip, whatever that is. … Get this: The RPI hockey roster features the Angers-Goulet brothers, Alex and Matt, both of whose NOBs are visible in this photo (with thanks to, appropriately enough, Aaron Kaufman-Moore). … Erich vonNida is a St. Louis police officer who says he needed a relaxing hobby and decided to take up painting. He’s been focusing on sports logos. “I know they are far from the best, but I have been inspired by some of the recent DIYers on your site,” writes Erich (whose surname would make for an interesting NOB). … Color-on-color hockey alert: Bowling Green vs. Notre Dame (with thanks to Brian Wysocki). … First Brandi Chastain, now this: Roma soccer player Mirko Vucinic celebrates a game-winning goal by removing his jersey and shorts and running around in his underwear. And yet soccer somehow fails to catch on in America (with thanks to David Fabrizi).

 

180 comments to City of Angels

  • Erich | December 15, 2008 at 7:25 am |

    Thanks for featuring me in the Ticker Paul! And yes, vonNida does make a great NOB, depending on the capitalization.

  • hockeyguy | December 15, 2008 at 7:27 am |

    Figure this one out, I’m up all night typing away at a research paper and then realize that Uni Watch is on eastern time so I check it and open the RPI picture and the kid in the middle, Brutlag, was a high school teammate of mine. Small world eh?

  • LI Phil | December 15, 2008 at 8:12 am |

    [quote]the 2009 BJ League all-star uniforms are not cool at all — ugh[/quote]

    BJ=basketball japan? (i hope)

  • chiarams | December 15, 2008 at 8:18 am |

    On the picture of Satchel Paige – what’s the hat he’s wearing? That’s not an Astros hat they ever wore on the field, is it?

  • Lee | December 15, 2008 at 8:29 am |

    This snowflake patch is a blasephemy, it is another example of the secular humanists war on Christmas, I for one will not stand idly by and allow this abomination to trample the hallowed traditions of the Christmas Holiday season and pro basketball, the one sport truly invented in America.

    -Bill O’Reilly

  • Nick | December 15, 2008 at 8:29 am |

    no discussion of the new Red Sox uniforms?

  • Bob | December 15, 2008 at 8:29 am |

    “Everyone knows Sid Gillman always wore a bow tie — it’s even on his Hall of Fame bust. So I was surprised to see several shots of Gillman in an open collar (here’s another; the other guy is George Allen, who appears to be wearing turf shoes!) or even — brace yourself — a conventional necktie (that’s Gillman at upper-right).”

    Not always. I don’t think Gillman wore his bow ties in Houston at the end of his career. I’ve got the 1974 NFL season highlight film on DVD (as part of the NFL’s Super Bowl Highlights DVD set) and Gillman wore a ratty nylon jacket with no tie at least in the season finale in the Astrodome.

  • elliott | December 15, 2008 at 8:31 am |

    A clash jersey [/guernsey] is worn in Aussie rules when two teams jerseys clash (ie, colours are the same).

    So, say a green team plays a red team, both would wear their home jerseys.

    But say a blue and white striped team (such as the Kangas – http://www.realfooty...), play another blue and white hoops team (such as Geelong – http://cache.gettyim...), one team wears a clash jersey.

    It’s quite rare that they are worn (and some older teams refuse to wear them, which is very petty), but my team Adelaide wear them quite frequently now.

    POSA!

  • LI Phil | December 15, 2008 at 8:31 am |

    [quote comment=”305598″]no discussion of the new Red Sox uniforms?[/quote]

    here

  • JTH | December 15, 2008 at 8:43 am |

    [quote]ANd hey, it turns out the trend toward long baseball pants started a lot earlier than we thought.[/quote]
    Which one’s Manny? He looked a hell of a lot different as a kid.

  • Liz | December 15, 2008 at 8:44 am |

    Looks like Phyllis Wanger was some sort of mother figure for the Rams’ cheerleaders. She made it into SI’s 1980 year in sports recap: http://vault.sportsi...

  • Jared | December 15, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    Good writer, but his fashion sense may be a little wack…

    SI’s Peter King in today’s MMQB Column: Best new uniforms in the league this year: the all-red jobs of the Texans. Bob McNair should make them Houston’s home unis.

  • Kevin G. | December 15, 2008 at 8:56 am |

    [quote comment=”305603″]Looks like Phyllis Wanger was some sort of mother figure for the Rams’ cheerleaders. She made it into SI’s 1980 year in sports recap: http://vault.sportsi...
    Yeah, I tend to remember an older lady being a “member” of the LA Rams cheerleading squad in the late 70’s. That must have been her.

  • Peter | December 15, 2008 at 9:08 am |

    It looks like the 1980 Saints (who started 0-14…finished 1-15) may be off the hook for worst start EVER in NFL history…Lions, can you hit that 26 game losing streak….

  • scott | December 15, 2008 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”305597″]This snowflake patch is a blasephemy, it is another example of the secular humanists war on Christmas, I for one will not stand idly by and allow this abomination to trample the hallowed traditions of the Christmas Holiday season and pro basketball, the one sport truly invented in America.

    -Bill O’Reilly[/quote]

    At least you didn’t X out Christ’s name in your comment.

  • Mike H | December 15, 2008 at 9:33 am |

    I had no idea that Trotsky once played for the Chargers.

  • Brad | December 15, 2008 at 9:35 am |

    Anyone watch the Cowboys v. Giants last night and notice the Cowboys DL, I believe it was Greg Ellis, with the different jersey from the rest of the team. Unfortunately I can’t get a screen grab(help anyone?), but the strips on the sleeves of his jersey were thin silver instead of the thick blue ones the rest of the team had. Anyone else see that?

  • Ryan Connelly #40 | December 15, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    how much would you LOVE to get your hands on a “fifty and over bowling club” shirt?!?!

  • matt mitchell | December 15, 2008 at 9:45 am |

    regarding george allen’s ‘turf’ shoes. those were (are?) coaching shoes that just about all coaches, at every level, wore back in the day.

    http://graphics8.nyt...

  • Hott Rodd | December 15, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”305609″]Anyone watch the Cowboys v. Giants last night and notice the Cowboys DL, I believe it was Greg Ellis, with the different jersey from the rest of the team. Unfortunately I can’t get a screen grab(help anyone?), but the strips on the sleeves of his jersey were thin silver instead of the thick blue ones the rest of the team had. Anyone else see that?[/quote]

    Greg Ellis was also wearing the ubiqitous GU band on his arm. Didn’t have the wherewithall to do a screen grab… was a little too giddy over the pasting the little g men were taking.

  • Ryan Connelly #40 | December 15, 2008 at 9:50 am |

    Erich, your paintings look great! keep up the great work!!!

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”305597″]This snowflake patch is a blasephemy, it is another example of the secular humanists war on Christmas, I for one will not stand idly by and allow this abomination to trample the hallowed traditions of the Christmas Holiday season and pro basketball, the one sport truly invented in America.

    -Bill O’Reilly[/quote]

    Canadian James Naismith, the inventor of the game, says the snowflakes are a-go. Sit on it, O’Reilly! LOL

  • Tony in Erie | December 15, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?

    ;-)

  • Jeremy Brahm | December 15, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    Bj-League does mean Basketball Japan.

    There is also a canned coffee in Japan called Bj as well.
    http://www.nanahime....

    Yes, I get the joke.

  • GH | December 15, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    What I love about Barcelona is that the only logos on their unis are (Nike of course, since they’re made by the dark prince) but Unicef and this new one, both charities. Bo other logos. And they give portions of their uni sales to the charities as well. sharp stuff from a classy organization!

  • u2-horn | December 15, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”305609″]Anyone watch the Cowboys v. Giants last night and notice the Cowboys DL, I believe it was Greg Ellis, with the different jersey from the rest of the team. Unfortunately I can’t get a screen grab(help anyone?), but the strips on the sleeves of his jersey were thin silver instead of the thick blue ones the rest of the team had. Anyone else see that?[/quote]

    He’s been like this for awhile–pretty sure I’ve read discussion about it here in years past. It’s still a blue stripe, but it looks like it’s just really old/faded/tattered. Jay Ratliff’s stripes were also looking pretty ratty.

  • James P. | December 15, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”305596″]On the picture of Satchel Paige – what’s the hat he’s wearing? That’s not an Astros hat they ever wore on the field, is it?[/quote]

    According to Astros Daily: http://www.astrosdai...

    After early versions of the cap with a simple orange block “H” on a navy background were worn during the spring, the club unveiled caps with a white “H” over an orange star on the navy cap. This style or some variation of it would last for almost 30 years.

  • chance | December 15, 2008 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”305596″]On the picture of Satchel Paige – what’s the hat he’s wearing? That’s not an Astros hat they ever wore on the field, is it?[/quote]
    Great catch.

    I’m guessing he had a tryout with the Astros? The prototype cap indicates that it was before the 1965 season. Paige was in the minors at the time, to be signed in 1965 by the A’s as one of Charley Finley’s publicity stunts.

    So maybe the Astros were looking at him? Would that have made the sports pages of the LA Times? Sure possible, but I don’t know.

  • chance | December 15, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”305619″][quote comment=”305596″]On the picture of Satchel Paige – what’s the hat he’s wearing? That’s not an Astros hat they ever wore on the field, is it?[/quote]

    According to Astros Daily: http://www.astrosdai...

    After early versions of the cap with a simple orange block “H” on a navy background were worn during the spring, the club unveiled caps with a white “H” over an orange star on the navy cap. This style or some variation of it would last for almost 30 years.[/quote]
    Thanks, James.

    So if it was a Spring Training cap, my theory about a Paige tryout in 1965 would seem to hold up?

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”305615″]My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?

    ;-)[/quote]

    That emergency goalie, for those that may have missed the story, was Capitals’ web producer Brett Leonhardt.

    Jose Theodore was injured in the morning skate, and GM George McPhee put a call into Hershey to bring up Simeon Varlamov. The problem?

    Hershey was on a roadtrip in Houston.

    Since they needed a back-up goaltender ASAP, they signed the 6’7″ Brett “Stretch” Leonhardt from their front office. Leonhardt played NCAA Division III hockey for the Neumann College Knights, and posted decent numbers.

    Once Varlamov arrived in Washington, he relieved Leonhardt of his duties.

    Pretty cool story, eh?

  • Cork | December 15, 2008 at 10:03 am |

    The “high school” photo of Jackie Robinson is actually from his days at Pasadena Junior College.

  • James P. | December 15, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”305621″][quote comment=”305619″][quote comment=”305596″]On the picture of Satchel Paige – what’s the hat he’s wearing? That’s not an Astros hat they ever wore on the field, is it?[/quote]

    According to Astros Daily: http://www.astrosdai...

    After early versions of the cap with a simple orange block “H” on a navy background were worn during the spring, the club unveiled caps with a white “H” over an orange star on the navy cap. This style or some variation of it would last for almost 30 years.[/quote]
    Thanks, James.

    So if it was a Spring Training cap, my theory about a Paige tryout in 1965 would seem to hold up?[/quote]

    Maybe he was trying out for one last season, but I am thinking that it was to show off the new uniform and they paid Page to wear it.

  • Hank | December 15, 2008 at 10:10 am |

    LAFD went with the one-size fits all helmet look.

  • Tony in Erie | December 15, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    Went to the first three home games of the year for my hometown BayHawks…in these games they played Iowa once and Fort Wayne twice.

    I think I almost went insane watching the giant adidas ad running up and down the court…

    Oh, and the Mad Ants? I think its a lame nickname.

  • Tony in Erie | December 15, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    “That emergency goalie, for those that may have missed the story…”

    In other words, those of you that only read this site for the pictures ;-)

  • MichaelS | December 15, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”305600″]A clash jersey [/guernsey] is worn in Aussie rules when two teams jerseys clash (ie, colours are the same).

    So, say a green team plays a red team, both would wear their home jerseys.

    But say a blue and white striped team (such as the Kangas – http://www.realfooty...), play another blue and white hoops team (such as Geelong – http://cache.gettyim...), one team wears a clash jersey.

    It’s quite rare that they are worn (and some older teams refuse to wear them, which is very petty), but my team Adelaide wear them quite frequently now.

    POSA![/quote]

    It’s clear Geelong set the standard for Clash Guernsey’s

    http://www.rebelspor...

  • Jim MI | December 15, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”305622″][quote comment=”305615″]My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?

    ;-)[/quote]

    That emergency goalie, for those that may have missed the story, was Capitals’ web producer Brett Leonhardt.

    Jose Theodore was injured in the morning skate, and GM George McPhee put a call into Hershey to bring up Simeon Varlamov. The problem?

    Hershey was on a roadtrip in Houston.

    Since they needed a back-up goaltender ASAP, they signed the 6’7″ Brett “Stretch” Leonhardt from their front office. Leonhardt played NCAA Division III hockey for the Neumann College Knights, and posted decent numbers.

    Once Varlamov arrived in Washington, he relieved Leonhardt of his duties.

    Pretty cool story, eh?[/quote]

    I actually watched that game over the weekend and thought is was one of the coolest hockey stories I’ve heard in a while.

  • jokstrap | December 15, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    Paul,

    Sorry if this has ever been brought up before, but how about a “douche bag of the week” award. I would like to nominate the soccer player, not for taking his shorts off, but for wearing thightie whities under his uniform!

    Jokstrap

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”305627″]”That emergency goalie, for those that may have missed the story…”

    In other words, those of you that only read this site for the pictures ;-)[/quote]

    Hey, I only read Uni Watch for the pict…

    Oh right. LOL

  • Tony in Erie | December 15, 2008 at 10:37 am |

    You almost wonder if his Division III mask was NHL certified for impact tolerance (or whatever you call it)

    I’m sure there’s different rules for how much abuse a mask can take for the NHL over college, especially division III.

  • Leo | December 15, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=\”305617\”]What I love about Barcelona is that the only logos on their unis are (Nike of course, since they\’re made by the dark prince) but Unicef and this new one, both charities. Bo other logos. And they give portions of their uni sales to the charities as well. sharp stuff from a classy organization![/quote]

    It was reported here a while back, but Aston Villa does that too.

    http://www.astonvill...

    http://www.astonvill...

    In an age where every club whines about the costs of everything (and passes them along to their supporters), it\’s a rather classy thought from both organizations.

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”305632″]You almost wonder if his Division III mask was NHL certified for impact tolerance (or whatever you call it)

    I’m sure there’s different rules for how much abuse a mask can take for the NHL over college, especially division III.[/quote]

    All masks are made under the same standards in order to withstand impacts. It’s the certification standard by which all masks, regardless of manufacturer, are required to meet.

  • Neil | December 15, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”305629″][quote comment=”305622″][quote comment=”305615″]My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?

    ;-)[/quote]

    That emergency goalie, for those that may have missed the story, was Capitals’ web producer Brett Leonhardt.

    Jose Theodore was injured in the morning skate, and GM George McPhee put a call into Hershey to bring up Simeon Varlamov. The problem?

    Hershey was on a roadtrip in Houston.

    Since they needed a back-up goaltender ASAP, they signed the 6’7″ Brett “Stretch” Leonhardt from their front office. Leonhardt played NCAA Division III hockey for the Neumann College Knights, and posted decent numbers.

    Once Varlamov arrived in Washington, he relieved Leonhardt of his duties.

    Pretty cool story, eh?[/quote]

    I actually watched that game over the weekend and thought is was one of the coolest hockey stories I’ve heard in a while.[/quote]

    I’d bet that all NHL clubs know of a few goalies that are in the area should such an unusual situation occur. The Caps were just forward thinking enough to actually have this guy on staff.

  • MichaelS | December 15, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”305633″][quote comment=\”305617\”]What I love about Barcelona is that the only logos on their unis are (Nike of course, since they\’re made by the dark prince) but Unicef and this new one, both charities. Bo other logos. And they give portions of their uni sales to the charities as well. sharp stuff from a classy organization![/quote]

    It was reported here a while back, but Aston Villa does that too.

    http://www.astonvill...

    http://www.astonvill...

    In an age where every club whines about the costs of everything (and passes them along to their supporters), it\’s a rather classy thought from both organizations.[/quote]
    Both teams have wealthy people behind the scenes so can afford to do something like this, some are not so lucky.

  • chiarams | December 15, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    “According to Astros Daily: http://www.astrosdai

    After early versions of the cap with a simple orange block “H” on a navy background were worn during the spring, the club unveiled caps with a white “H” over an orange star on the navy cap. This style or some variation of it would last for almost 30 years.”

    Thanks James – great find. But even that doesn’t really describe the hat that Paige is wearing – it almost looks like a trucker-style patch with the H on it. Or am I just totally nuts?

  • Jim BC | December 15, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”305629″][quote comment=”305622″][quote comment=”305615″]My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?

    ;-)[/quote]

    That emergency goalie, for those that may have missed the story, was Capitals’ web producer Brett Leonhardt.

    Jose Theodore was injured in the morning skate, and GM George McPhee put a call into Hershey to bring up Simeon Varlamov. The problem?

    Hershey was on a roadtrip in Houston.

    Since they needed a back-up goaltender ASAP, they signed the 6’7″ Brett “Stretch” Leonhardt from their front office. Leonhardt played NCAA Division III hockey for the Neumann College Knights, and posted decent numbers.

    Once Varlamov arrived in Washington, he relieved Leonhardt of his duties.

    Pretty cool story, eh?[/quote]

    I actually watched that game over the weekend and thought is was one of the coolest hockey stories I’ve heard in a while.[/quote]
    Jim – did you see a few years ago, the Canucks’ starting tender (I believe it was Cloutier) was injured during the morning practice and it was too late to get the AHL call up in time for the game later that night. So they signed a one day contract with a kid from UBC. Anyway, the back up was hurt during the game and while the trainer tended to him, the cameras went to this kid on the bench who was sitting there chewing (vigorously) on a wad of gum. He didn’t get to go in but he said afterward that he was crapping his pants at that very moment.

    Can you imagine one morning you’re playing Canadian Collegiate hockey and then all of a sudden you are pulling on an NHL jersey? Incredible.

  • Jim BC | December 15, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    Details on the UBC goalie here:

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • chance | December 15, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”305637″]”According to Astros Daily: http://www.astrosdai

    After early versions of the cap with a simple orange block “H” on a navy background were worn during the spring, the club unveiled caps with a white “H” over an orange star on the navy cap. This style or some variation of it would last for almost 30 years.”

    Thanks James – great find. But even that doesn’t really describe the hat that Paige is wearing – it almost looks like a trucker-style patch with the H on it. Or am I just totally nuts?[/quote]

    Wouldn’t surprise me that the orange “H” was on a navy patch for the spring training caps in 1965, especially if they were prototypes.

  • Jim MI | December 15, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”305638″][quote comment=”305629″][quote comment=”305622″][quote comment=”305615″]My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?

    ;-)[/quote]

    That emergency goalie, for those that may have missed the story, was Capitals’ web producer Brett Leonhardt.

    Jose Theodore was injured in the morning skate, and GM George McPhee put a call into Hershey to bring up Simeon Varlamov. The problem?

    Hershey was on a roadtrip in Houston.

    Since they needed a back-up goaltender ASAP, they signed the 6’7″ Brett “Stretch” Leonhardt from their front office. Leonhardt played NCAA Division III hockey for the Neumann College Knights, and posted decent numbers.

    Once Varlamov arrived in Washington, he relieved Leonhardt of his duties.

    Pretty cool story, eh?[/quote]

    I actually watched that game over the weekend and thought is was one of the coolest hockey stories I’ve heard in a while.[/quote]
    Jim – did you see a few years ago, the Canucks’ starting tender (I believe it was Cloutier) was injured during the morning practice and it was too late to get the AHL call up in time for the game later that night. So they signed a one day contract with a kid from UBC. Anyway, the back up was hurt during the game and while the trainer tended to him, the cameras went to this kid on the bench who was sitting there chewing (vigorously) on a wad of gum. He didn’t get to go in but he said afterward that he was crapping his pants at that very moment.

    Can you imagine one morning you’re playing Canadian Collegiate hockey and then all of a sudden you are pulling on an NHL jersey? Incredible.[/quote]

    That does sound familar…

    usually when something like this happans it’s in practice where a team needs an extra goalie in practice due to injuries, rarely do you hear about it in games… still a neat story. Hope he kept a copy of that contact… I’d frame it if it it happaned to me.

  • Jim BC | December 15, 2008 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”305641″][quote comment=”305638″][quote comment=”305629″][quote comment=”305622″][quote comment=”305615″]My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?

    ;-)[/quote]

    That emergency goalie, for those that may have missed the story, was Capitals’ web producer Brett Leonhardt.

    Jose Theodore was injured in the morning skate, and GM George McPhee put a call into Hershey to bring up Simeon Varlamov. The problem?

    Hershey was on a roadtrip in Houston.

    Since they needed a back-up goaltender ASAP, they signed the 6’7″ Brett “Stretch” Leonhardt from their front office. Leonhardt played NCAA Division III hockey for the Neumann College Knights, and posted decent numbers.

    Once Varlamov arrived in Washington, he relieved Leonhardt of his duties.

    Pretty cool story, eh?[/quote]

    I actually watched that game over the weekend and thought is was one of the coolest hockey stories I’ve heard in a while.[/quote]
    Jim – did you see a few years ago, the Canucks’ starting tender (I believe it was Cloutier) was injured during the morning practice and it was too late to get the AHL call up in time for the game later that night. So they signed a one day contract with a kid from UBC. Anyway, the back up was hurt during the game and while the trainer tended to him, the cameras went to this kid on the bench who was sitting there chewing (vigorously) on a wad of gum. He didn’t get to go in but he said afterward that he was crapping his pants at that very moment.

    Can you imagine one morning you’re playing Canadian Collegiate hockey and then all of a sudden you are pulling on an NHL jersey? Incredible.[/quote]

    That does sound familar…

    usually when something like this happans it’s in practice where a team needs an extra goalie in practice due to injuries, rarely do you hear about it in games… still a neat story. Hope he kept a copy of that contact… I’d frame it if it it happaned to me.[/quote]
    … and a framed jersey too.

  • Jim MI | December 15, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    Look at at the bizarre collar/placket design for the kids on the left. Never seen that before.

    http://jpg2.lapl.org...

    One of the kids on the left with the weird collar has an additional uni aspect…. a belt buckle.

  • LI Phil | December 15, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”305643″]Look at at the bizarre collar/placket design for the kids on the left. Never seen that before.

    http://jpg2.lapl.org...

    One of the kids on the left with the weird collar has an additional uni aspect…. a belt buckle.[/quote]

    i like the manager (im guessing that’s the manager, far left)…with the rolled up jeans, stirrups and pro-keds

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”305638″]
    Jim – did you see a few years ago, the Canucks’ starting tender (I believe it was Cloutier) was injured during the morning practice and it was too late to get the AHL call up in time for the game later that night. So they signed a one day contract with a kid from UBC. Anyway, the back up was hurt during the game and while the trainer tended to him, the cameras went to this kid on the bench who was sitting there chewing (vigorously) on a wad of gum. He didn’t get to go in but he said afterward that he was crapping his pants at that very moment.

    Can you imagine one morning you’re playing Canadian Collegiate hockey and then all of a sudden you are pulling on an NHL jersey? Incredible.[/quote]

    That kid was the third-string goalie for UBC. Since the top two goalies on their depth chart were ineligible for emergency call-up as per NHL rules, Chris Levesque donned #40 and looked like a kid on Christmas.

  • fluxcap | December 15, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”305644″][quote comment=”305643″]Look at at the bizarre collar/placket design for the kids on the left. Never seen that before.

    http://jpg2.lapl.org...

    One of the kids on the left with the weird collar has an additional uni aspect…. a belt buckle.[/quote]

    i like the manager (im guessing that’s the manager, far left)…with the rolled up jeans, stirrups and pro-keds[/quote]

    If only that damn baseball wasn’t blocking the rest of his feet, but it does appear he’s got the jeans rolled, stirrups, pro-keds thing going on

  • Cory | December 15, 2008 at 11:17 am |

    Negative story but man do these pats uniforms look good:

    http://sportsillustr...

  • mike 2 | December 15, 2008 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”305635″][quote comment=”305629″][quote comment=”305622″][quote comment=”305615″]My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?

    ;-)[/quote]

    That emergency goalie, for those that may have missed the story, was Capitals’ web producer Brett Leonhardt.

    Jose Theodore was injured in the morning skate, and GM George McPhee put a call into Hershey to bring up Simeon Varlamov. The problem?

    Hershey was on a roadtrip in Houston.

    Since they needed a back-up goaltender ASAP, they signed the 6’7″ Brett “Stretch” Leonhardt from their front office. Leonhardt played NCAA Division III hockey for the Neumann College Knights, and posted decent numbers.

    Once Varlamov arrived in Washington, he relieved Leonhardt of his duties.

    Pretty cool story, eh?[/quote]

    I actually watched that game over the weekend and thought is was one of the coolest hockey stories I’ve heard in a while.[/quote]

    I’d bet that all NHL clubs know of a few goalies that are in the area should such an unusual situation occur. The Caps were just forward thinking enough to actually have this guy on staff.[/quote]

    In Calgary and Vancouver at least, they have “rent a goalie” services.

    There are so few goalies out there that rec league and adult league teams often have problems finding goalies – I’ve seen games cancelled or played with the nets turned backwards because teams couldn’t field a goalie.

    You call the goalie dispatcher, they send you a goalie, everyone on the team chips in and you get a proper game in. A buddy of mine in Vancouver who’s a goalie has made a decent chunk of change that way.

    I can’t imagine an NHL team doing that, but if worst came to worst…

  • Andrew Dixon | December 15, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”305620″][quote comment=”305596″]On the picture of Satchel Paige – what’s the hat he’s wearing? That’s not an Astros hat they ever wore on the field, is it?[/quote]
    Great catch.

    I’m guessing he had a tryout with the Astros? The prototype cap indicates that it was before the 1965 season. Paige was in the minors at the time, to be signed in 1965 by the A’s as one of Charley Finley’s publicity stunts.

    So maybe the Astros were looking at him? Would that have made the sports pages of the LA Times? Sure possible, but I don’t know.[/quote]

    I think the most interesting thing about that shot is the rare glimpse it gives you of the ceiling of the Astrodome before the plexiglass ceiling tiles were painted over – that’s sunlight coming through the roof, back when they thought that could work and allow the dome to have grass. I don’t know when they painted them, but it wasn’t long after the dome opened, and to see a picture of the ceiling with light coming through is, I would think, exceedingly rare.

  • Ryan Connelly #40 | December 15, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    “My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?”

    ok, i’ll ask… what “patch”???

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”305650″]”My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?”

    ok, i’ll ask… what “patch”???[/quote]

    That puck near his left shoulder that looks somewhat like a patch.

  • Jim MI | December 15, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”305648″][quote comment=”305635″][quote comment=”305629″][quote comment=”305622″][quote comment=”305615″]My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?

    ;-)[/quote]

    That emergency goalie, for those that may have missed the story, was Capitals’ web producer Brett Leonhardt.

    Jose Theodore was injured in the morning skate, and GM George McPhee put a call into Hershey to bring up Simeon Varlamov. The problem?

    Hershey was on a roadtrip in Houston.

    Since they needed a back-up goaltender ASAP, they signed the 6’7″ Brett “Stretch” Leonhardt from their front office. Leonhardt played NCAA Division III hockey for the Neumann College Knights, and posted decent numbers.

    Once Varlamov arrived in Washington, he relieved Leonhardt of his duties.

    Pretty cool story, eh?[/quote]

    I actually watched that game over the weekend and thought is was one of the coolest hockey stories I’ve heard in a while.[/quote]

    I’d bet that all NHL clubs know of a few goalies that are in the area should such an unusual situation occur. The Caps were just forward thinking enough to actually have this guy on staff.[/quote]

    In Calgary and Vancouver at least, they have “rent a goalie” services.

    There are so few goalies out there that rec league and adult league teams often have problems finding goalies – I’ve seen games cancelled or played with the nets turned backwards because teams couldn’t field a goalie.

    You call the goalie dispatcher, they send you a goalie, everyone on the team chips in and you get a proper game in. A buddy of mine in Vancouver who’s a goalie has made a decent chunk of change that way.

    I can’t imagine an NHL team doing that, but if worst came to worst…[/quote]

    Reminds me of stories I’ve read about in the early days of the NHL when a team was in a pinch they’d throw their stick-boy or trainer in the net, or once I heard about a team’s coach throwing on the pads… (rangers I think)

  • Chad | December 15, 2008 at 11:29 am |

    i remember there being an article about the design of the obama logo on uniwatch awhile ago. now there’s video http://www.youtube.c...

  • LI Phil | December 15, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    [quote]Reminds me of stories I’ve read about in the early days of the NHL when a team was in a pinch they’d throw their stick-boy or trainer in the net, or once I heard about a team’s coach throwing on the pads… (rangers I think)[/quote]

    during the “convicted felon spano era“…i believe the isles frequently did that

  • Ricko | December 15, 2008 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”305649″][quote comment=”305620″][quote comment=”305596″]On the picture of Satchel Paige – what’s the hat he’s wearing? That’s not an Astros hat they ever wore on the field, is it?[/quote]
    Great catch.

    I’m guessing he had a tryout with the Astros? The prototype cap indicates that it was before the 1965 season. Paige was in the minors at the time, to be signed in 1965 by the A’s as one of Charley Finley’s publicity stunts.

    So maybe the Astros were looking at him? Would that have made the sports pages of the LA Times? Sure possible, but I don’t know.[/quote]

    I think the most interesting thing about that shot is the rare glimpse it gives you of the ceiling of the Astrodome before the plexiglass ceiling tiles were painted over – that’s sunlight coming through the roof, back when they thought that could work and allow the dome to have grass. I don’t know when they painted them, but it wasn’t long after the dome opened, and to see a picture of the ceiling with light coming through is, I would think, exceedingly rare.[/quote]

    Ceiling got painted almost immediately. As I recall (just memory now, so cut me a little slack) the newly re-christened Colt .45s played the Yankees in the first-ever game in Astrodome, a daytime spring training game…and nobody could follow the fly balls. I have a recollection of a game photo of Mickey Mantle and some other Yankees standing around looking up at the ceiling during a stoppage of play like “wtf”…or maybe it’s of a fly ball dropping between players, Mantle being one of them. I don’t have it, but I sure do remember something like that.

    Anyway, I think the paint job started the next day. Practically. LOL.

    (As far as the cap logo, you’d be surprised what PR guys would throw together for something like that, figuring they could get away with it. Not saying that’s what happened here, but such things did quite often. I remember the mockup jersey the Screaming Eagles had for the Bernie Parent press conference in Miami was white and red velour with gold satin ribbon sewn on for the striping. “No closeups, please”. LOL).

    —Ricko

  • interlockingtc | December 15, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    Brinke Guthrie, I was 14 in 1974 and drawing very similar Bengals pictures, wearing a Bengals belt with that medallion, and collecting schedules from teams across the country. Are you my doppelgenger?

  • JTH | December 15, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”305656″]Brinke Guthrie, I was 14 in 1974 and drawing very similar Bengals pictures, wearing a Bengals belt with that medallion, and collecting schedules from teams across the country. Are you my doppelgenger?[/quote]
    Where did you guys find all those schedules, anyway? I’ve always had a hard enough time finding the local teams’ schedules.

  • Mike Engle | December 15, 2008 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”305652″][quote comment=”305648″][quote comment=”305635″][quote comment=”305629″][quote comment=”305622″][quote comment=”305615″]My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?

    ;-)[/quote]

    That emergency goalie, for those that may have missed the story, was Capitals’ web producer Brett Leonhardt.

    Jose Theodore was injured in the morning skate, and GM George McPhee put a call into Hershey to bring up Simeon Varlamov. The problem?

    Hershey was on a roadtrip in Houston.

    Since they needed a back-up goaltender ASAP, they signed the 6’7″ Brett “Stretch” Leonhardt from their front office. Leonhardt played NCAA Division III hockey for the Neumann College Knights, and posted decent numbers.

    Once Varlamov arrived in Washington, he relieved Leonhardt of his duties.

    Pretty cool story, eh?[/quote]

    I actually watched that game over the weekend and thought is was one of the coolest hockey stories I’ve heard in a while.[/quote]

    I’d bet that all NHL clubs know of a few goalies that are in the area should such an unusual situation occur. The Caps were just forward thinking enough to actually have this guy on staff.[/quote]

    In Calgary and Vancouver at least, they have “rent a goalie” services.

    There are so few goalies out there that rec league and adult league teams often have problems finding goalies – I’ve seen games cancelled or played with the nets turned backwards because teams couldn’t field a goalie.

    You call the goalie dispatcher, they send you a goalie, everyone on the team chips in and you get a proper game in. A buddy of mine in Vancouver who’s a goalie has made a decent chunk of change that way.

    I can’t imagine an NHL team doing that, but if worst came to worst…[/quote]

    Reminds me of stories I’ve read about in the early days of the NHL when a team was in a pinch they’d throw their stick-boy or trainer in the net, or once I heard about a team’s coach throwing on the pads… (rangers I think)[/quote]
    Correct. Lester Patrick. Story and pictures here.

  • Cork | December 15, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”305632″]You almost wonder if his Division III mask was NHL certified for impact tolerance (or whatever you call it)

    I’m sure there’s different rules for how much abuse a mask can take for the NHL over college, especially division III.[/quote]

    Are skulls thicker in Division III? Or are their brains less valuable?

  • LI Phil | December 15, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    getting back to that SI thingy…

    one for teebz

    /”loseipeg”…lol

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”305661″]getting back to that SI thingy…

    one for teebz

    /”loseapeg”…lol[/quote]

    Hey, I wasn’t even a year old when that season started! I don’t have any memory of that season ever existing.

    So it didn’t. LOL

  • LI Phil | December 15, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”305662″][quote comment=”305661″]getting back to that SI thingy…

    one for teebz

    /”loseapeg”…lol[/quote]

    Hey, I wasn’t even a year old when that season started! I don’t have any memory of that season ever existing.

    So it didn’t. LOL[/quote]

    kind of like every season from 1941-1993 and 1995-present for the rangers

  • Zac Neubauer | December 15, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    “Best new uniforms in the league this year: the all-red jobs of the Texans. Bob McNair should make them Houston’s home unis.”

    Peter King SI.com

  • Ricko | December 15, 2008 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”305664″]”Best new uniforms in the league this year: the all-red jobs of the Texans. Bob McNair should make them Houston’s home unis.”

    Peter King SI.com[/quote]

    Maybe Peter King’s boyhood hero was The Flash?

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”305663″][quote comment=”305662″][quote comment=”305661″]getting back to that SI thingy…

    one for teebz

    /”loseapeg”…lol[/quote]

    Hey, I wasn’t even a year old when that season started! I don’t have any memory of that season ever existing.

    So it didn’t. LOL[/quote]

    kind of like every season from 1941-1993 and 1995-present for the rangers[/quote]

    And every season since 1984 for Islanders fans. LOL

  • u2-horn | December 15, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”305618″][quote comment=”305609″]Anyone watch the Cowboys v. Giants last night and notice the Cowboys DL, I believe it was Greg Ellis, with the different jersey from the rest of the team. Unfortunately I can’t get a screen grab(help anyone?), but the strips on the sleeves of his jersey were thin silver instead of the thick blue ones the rest of the team had. Anyone else see that?[/quote]

    He’s been like this for awhile–pretty sure I’ve read discussion about it here in years past. It’s still a blue stripe, but it looks like it’s just really old/faded/tattered. Jay Ratliff’s stripes were also looking pretty ratty.[/quote]

    here’s a pic of Ellis from 2007

    http://www.dallasnew...

  • Tony in Erie | December 15, 2008 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”305660″][quote comment=”305632″]You almost wonder if his Division III mask was NHL certified for impact tolerance (or whatever you call it)

    I’m sure there’s different rules for how much abuse a mask can take for the NHL over college, especially division III.[/quote]

    Are skulls thicker in Division III? Or are their brains less valuable?[/quote]

    I’m only saying that because I would dare to say there’s no Al Macinnises or Bobby Hulls in Division III that could split open a less strict helmet. Just a thought!

    Thanks for clearing that patch thing up, Teebz…I was hoping nobody was actually going to ask! Who controls the sarcasm tags in this blog anyway?

  • brad northstar | December 15, 2008 at 12:57 pm |

    I remember seeing the Pom-Pom Mom on Johnny Carson when I was a kid. And I think she was featured on the TV show “Real People” once.

  • Rich | December 15, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    “NBA teams playing on Xmas Day will be wearing a snowflake patch.”

    Cripes, does every single event require a f–king patch?!

  • Tony in Erie | December 15, 2008 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”305670″]”NBA teams playing on Xmas Day will be wearing a snowflake patch.”

    Cripes, does every single event require a f–king patch?![/quote]

    In ten years when the Mets have “Paul Lukas Day”, will there be a patch?

  • JTH | December 15, 2008 at 1:12 pm |

    The real question on the NBA snowflakes: is every patch different?

  • Paul Lukas | December 15, 2008 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”305655″][quote comment=”305649″][quote comment=”305620″][quote comment=”305596″]On the picture of Satchel Paige – what’s the hat he’s wearing? That’s not an Astros hat they ever wore on the field, is it?[/quote]
    Great catch.

    I’m guessing he had a tryout with the Astros? The prototype cap indicates that it was before the 1965 season. Paige was in the minors at the time, to be signed in 1965 by the A’s as one of Charley Finley’s publicity stunts.

    So maybe the Astros were looking at him? Would that have made the sports pages of the LA Times? Sure possible, but I don’t know.[/quote]

    I think the most interesting thing about that shot is the rare glimpse it gives you of the ceiling of the Astrodome before the plexiglass ceiling tiles were painted over – that’s sunlight coming through the roof, back when they thought that could work and allow the dome to have grass. I don’t know when they painted them, but it wasn’t long after the dome opened, and to see a picture of the ceiling with light coming through is, I would think, exceedingly rare.[/quote]

    Ceiling got painted almost immediately. As I recall (just memory now, so cut me a little slack) the newly re-christened Colt .45s played the Yankees in the first-ever game in Astrodome, a daytime spring training game…and nobody could follow the fly balls. I have a recollection of a game photo of Mickey Mantle and some other Yankees standing around looking up at the ceiling during a stoppage of play like “wtf”…or maybe it’s of a fly ball dropping between players, Mantle being one of them. I don’t have it, but I sure do remember something like that.

    Anyway, I think the paint job started the next day. Practically. LOL.

    (As far as the cap logo, you’d be surprised what PR guys would throw together for something like that, figuring they could get away with it. Not saying that’s what happened here, but such things did quite often. I remember the mockup jersey the Screaming Eagles had for the Bernie Parent press conference in Miami was white and red velour with gold satin ribbon sewn on for the striping. “No closeups, please”. LOL).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    This video actually includes a few shots of the roof being painted:
    http://www.astrosdai...

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”305668″][quote comment=”305660″][quote comment=”305632″]You almost wonder if his Division III mask was NHL certified for impact tolerance (or whatever you call it)

    I’m sure there’s different rules for how much abuse a mask can take for the NHL over college, especially division III.[/quote]

    Are skulls thicker in Division III? Or are their brains less valuable?[/quote]

    I’m only saying that because I would dare to say there’s no Al Macinnises or Bobby Hulls in Division III that could split open a less strict helmet. Just a thought!

    Thanks for clearing that patch thing up, Teebz…I was hoping nobody was actually going to ask! Who controls the sarcasm tags in this blog anyway?[/quote]

    I think Phil and Ek have been working tireless hours on getting it to work.

    I asked them to reboot the Internet some time ago, but I didn’t notice any changes.

    Maybe testing isn’t finished yet. LOL

  • Beardface | December 15, 2008 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”305671″][quote comment=”305670″]”NBA teams playing on Xmas Day will be wearing a snowflake patch.”

    Cripes, does every single event require a f–king patch?![/quote]

    In ten years when the Mets have “Paul Lukas Day”, will there be a patch?[/quote]
    Mets will be in their black throwbacks against Colorado’s all-purple away unis

  • Taha | December 15, 2008 at 1:38 pm |

    who are the characters besides the players in the Japan Hoops picture. one of them looks like the Japanese Captain Morgan. who will be announcing the game? hopefully it’s Vic Romano and Kenny Blankenship, with sideline reporter Guy LaDouche.

  • Hott Rodd | December 15, 2008 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”305662″][quote comment=”305661″]getting back to that SI thingy…

    one for teebz

    /”loseapeg”…lol[/quote]

    Hey, I wasn’t even a year old when that season started! I don’t have any memory of that season ever existing.

    So it didn’t. LOL[/quote]

    wow.. i just found out Teebz is about 7-10 years younger than i pictured him… crazy

  • LI Phil | December 15, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”305674″][quote comment=”305668″]Who controls the sarcasm tags in this blog anyway?[/quote]

    I think Phil and Ek have been working tireless hours on getting it to work.[/quote]

    what makes you think we care?

  • Jim MI | December 15, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    Penguins new arena has a name…

    http://penguins.nhl....

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”305677″][quote comment=”305662″][quote comment=”305661″]getting back to that SI thingy…

    one for teebz

    /”loseapeg”…lol[/quote]

    Hey, I wasn’t even a year old when that season started! I don’t have any memory of that season ever existing.

    So it didn’t. LOL[/quote]

    wow.. i just found out Teebz is about 7-10 years younger than i pictured him… crazy[/quote]

    I get that a lot. Everyone thinks I’m Ricko’s age, that I discovered dust, and that I witnessed the Big Bang as it happened.

    Instead, I’m just some punk. LOL

  • JTH | December 15, 2008 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”305673″]
    This video actually includes a few shots of the roof being painted:
    http://www.astrosdai...
    …and a very brief glimpse at the grounds crew at work dressed in their “spacesuits.”

  • JTH | December 15, 2008 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”305680″]
    I get that a lot. Everyone thinks I’m Ricko’s age, that I discovered dust, and that I witnessed the Big Bang as it happened.[/quote]
    Dude, I thought Lord Stanley was your grandson.

  • Beardface | December 15, 2008 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”305679″]Penguins new arena has a name…

    http://penguins.nhl....
    They should just name it the ‘Bettman Center’… I mean, with his steadfast refusal to allow a failed franchise to move, he single handedly kept one of the most financially sound franchises in the booming metropolis of Pittsburgh, PA….

    But hey, when the Nordiques, Jets, NorthStars and Whalers all decided to move on a whim, he was all for that shit…

    Obviously, losing such a storied franchise as the Penguins (and Predators) would be too much for the NHL to handle. Only irrelevant franchises like Quebec, Winnipeg, Hartford, and Minnesota should be allowed to move.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 15, 2008 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”305679″]Penguins new arena has a name…

    http://penguins.nhl....

    “Energy Center”

    It’s been done.

  • Hott Rodd | December 15, 2008 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”305680″][quote comment=”305677″][quote comment=”305662″][quote comment=”305661″]getting back to that SI thingy…

    one for teebz

    /”loseapeg”…lol[/quote]

    Hey, I wasn’t even a year old when that season started! I don’t have any memory of that season ever existing.

    So it didn’t. LOL[/quote]

    wow.. i just found out Teebz is about 7-10 years younger than i pictured him… crazy[/quote]

    I get that a lot. Everyone thinks I’m Ricko’s age, that I discovered dust, and that I witnessed the Big Bang as it happened.

    Instead, I’m just some punk. LOL[/quote]

    Yeah i had always hoped to be as knowledgable about my preferred sport (football) when i got to your age.. but apparently i only have 2 or 3 years left. I’m screwed.

    I didn’t want to say it but yeah i thought you and Ricko used to hunt wooly mammoth together

  • Jim BC | December 15, 2008 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”305661″]getting back to that SI thingy…

    one for teebz

    /”loseipeg”…lol[/quote]
    Hey, come on Phil, please no picking on my beloved Jets (sigh)

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”305683″][quote comment=”305679″]Penguins new arena has a name…

    http://penguins.nhl....
    They should just name it the ‘Bettman Center’… I mean, with his steadfast refusal to allow a failed franchise to move, he single handedly kept one of the most financially sound franchises in the booming metropolis of Pittsburgh, PA….

    But hey, when the Nordiques, Jets, NorthStars and Whalers all decided to move on a whim, he was all for that shit…

    Obviously, losing such a storied franchise as the Penguins (and Predators) would be too much for the NHL to handle. Only irrelevant franchises like Quebec, Winnipeg, Hartford, and Minnesota should be allowed to move.[/quote]

    Um, Pittsburgh didn’t fail. And exactly where would you move them to?

  • JTH | December 15, 2008 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”305679″]Penguins new arena has a name…

    http://penguins.nhl....
    Any significance to the #10 on that “CONSOL” jersey? (4th pic in slideshow)

  • Jim MI | December 15, 2008 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”305688″][quote comment=”305679″]Penguins new arena has a name…

    http://penguins.nhl....
    Any significance to the #10 on that “CONSOL” jersey? (4th pic in slideshow)[/quote]

    Arena is set to open in 2010…

  • Tony in Erie | December 15, 2008 at 2:14 pm |

    I would have moved them to …wait for it…wait for it….

    Losipeg!

    Alright, seriously now. [quote comment=”305678″][quote comment=”305674″][quote comment=”305668″]Who controls the sarcasm tags in this blog anyway?[/quote]

    I think Phil and Ek have been working tireless hours on getting it to work.[/quote]

    what makes you think we care?[/quote]

    Don’t be coy, Phil. :)

  • JTH | December 15, 2008 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”305689″][quote comment=”305688″][quote comment=”305679″]Penguins new arena has a name…

    http://penguins.nhl....
    Any significance to the #10 on that “CONSOL” jersey? (4th pic in slideshow)[/quote]

    Arena is set to open in 2010…[/quote]
    Oh, right. I was thinking it was opening next season. But looking at the construction progress so far, that would be a tall order.

  • Kek | December 15, 2008 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”305683″][quote comment=”305679″]Penguins new arena has a name…

    http://penguins.nhl....
    They should just name it the ‘Bettman Center’… I mean, with his steadfast refusal to allow a failed franchise to move, he single handedly kept one of the most financially sound franchises in the booming metropolis of Pittsburgh, PA….

    But hey, when the Nordiques, Jets, NorthStars and Whalers all decided to move on a whim, he was all for that shit…

    Obviously, losing such a storied franchise as the Penguins (and Predators) would be too much for the NHL to handle. Only irrelevant franchises like Quebec, Winnipeg, Hartford, and Minnesota should be allowed to move.[/quote]
    Beardface? More like bitter face?

    You’re probably one of the thousands of “fans” that boo #87 every time he touches the puck too!

    I’m with Teebz, hard to say the franchise “failed” when they’ve qualified for the playoffs 23 of 40 seasons they’ve played, not to mention two cups and another finals appearance. Sure they’ve had lean years but failed?

  • Mark K | December 15, 2008 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”305677″][quote comment=”305662″][quote comment=”305661″]getting back to that SI thingy…

    one for teebz

    /”loseapeg”…lol[/quote]

    Hey, I wasn’t even a year old when that season started! I don’t have any memory of that season ever existing.

    So it didn’t. LOL[/quote]

    wow.. i just found out Teebz is about 7-10 years younger than i pictured him… crazy[/quote]
    I remember hating how the Jets had a “photo negative” logo on their away jerseys. I used to have a home Jets jersey- wore it for street hockey all the time. Come to think of it, all the teams I had- Jets, Whalers, etc- ended up moving.

    I never had Pittsburgh.

  • Johnny F. | December 15, 2008 at 2:27 pm |

    To my hockey friends,

    Has anyone noticed/mentioned the change in the number font, and the “A” on the chest of the Flyer third jerseys? I’m still catching up on the hockey discussions/other discussions I’ve missed over the last week or two, and was just curious if this has been mentioned.

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”305694″]To my hockey friends,

    Has anyone noticed/mentioned the change in the number font, and the “A” on the chest of the Flyer third jerseys? I’m still catching up on the hockey discussions/other discussions I’ve missed over the last week or two, and was just curious if this has been mentioned.[/quote]

    I believe Paul mentioned it in the ticker a week or so ago. But good eyes on you, Johnny.

  • Ian | December 15, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”305679″]Penguins new arena has a name…

    http://penguins.nhl....

    Too boring of a name. Best sponsored name ever? National Car Rental Center. Worst sponsored name? Gaylord Entertainment Center.

  • Jim MI | December 15, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”305695″][quote comment=”305694″]To my hockey friends,

    Has anyone noticed/mentioned the change in the number font, and the “A” on the chest of the Flyer third jerseys? I’m still catching up on the hockey discussions/other discussions I’ve missed over the last week or two, and was just curious if this has been mentioned.[/quote]

    I believe Paul mentioned it in the ticker a week or so ago. But good eyes on you, Johnny.[/quote]

    Wrap up (If I rememeber it correctly):

    PHI used exact font from years that the uni was modeled after for a couple games. After that they starting using a different font… hence the change.

  • Dan King | December 15, 2008 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”305668″][quote comment=”305660″][quote comment=”305632″]You almost wonder if his Division III mask was NHL certified for impact tolerance (or whatever you call it)

    I’m sure there’s different rules for how much abuse a mask can take for the NHL over college, especially division III.[/quote]

    Are skulls thicker in Division III? Or are their brains less valuable?[/quote]

    I’m only saying that because I would dare to say there’s no Al Macinnises or Bobby Hulls in Division III that could split open a less strict helmet. Just a thought![/quote]

    hooray DIII club hockey (sorry thats what i got here in Cleveland)! while i’m sure the players don’t hit as hard or have as hard of shots, most of the players i see are wearing some pretty torn up pads, especially the pants/breezers/hockey shorts/whatever the hell the consensus was to call them a few months ago.

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”305696″][quote comment=”305679″]Penguins new arena has a name…

    http://penguins.nhl....

    Too boring of a name. Best sponsored name ever? National Car Rental Center. Worst sponsored name? Gaylord Entertainment Center.[/quote]

    I made the comment a few days ago about how some are already calling the new arena “The Power Plant”.

    Decent nickname, personally.

  • Mike Engle | December 15, 2008 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”305697″][quote comment=”305695″][quote comment=”305694″]To my hockey friends,

    Has anyone noticed/mentioned the change in the number font, and the “A” on the chest of the Flyer third jerseys? I’m still catching up on the hockey discussions/other discussions I’ve missed over the last week or two, and was just curious if this has been mentioned.[/quote]

    I believe Paul mentioned it in the ticker a week or so ago. But good eyes on you, Johnny.[/quote]

    Wrap up (If I rememeber it correctly):

    PHI used exact font from years that the uni was modeled after for a couple games. After that they starting using a different font… hence the change.[/quote]
    I don’t remember the A changing, but I distinctly remember the 1 and 2 digits drastically changing. If somebody could show me a before and after of the A’s, I’d appreciate that.

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”305698″]
    hooray DIII club hockey (sorry thats what i got here in Cleveland)! while i’m sure the players don’t hit as hard or have as hard of shots, most of the players i see are wearing some pretty torn up pads, especially the pants/breezers/hockey shorts/whatever the hell the consensus was to call them a few months ago.[/quote]

    Um, what about the Lake Erie Monsters? They’re an AHL club, and the Avalanche’s affiliate. ;o)

  • Johnny O | December 15, 2008 at 2:42 pm |

    Don’t know if it was mentioned already, but it looks like we have a re-match for the DIII National Football Championship. The Mount Union Purple Raiders take on the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Warhawks in the 2008 Stagg Bowl.

    http://www.d3footbal...

    Both teams always sport purple uni’s so it should be an eye sore for Mr. Lukas.

  • Johnny F. | December 15, 2008 at 2:46 pm |

    Thanks, Teebz & Jim. Sounds good.

    Something told me you guys were probably all over it.

  • Jeff P | December 15, 2008 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”305661″]getting back to that SI thingy…

    one for teebz

    /”loseipeg”…lol[/quote]
    They forgot the 30-31 Philadelphia Quakers- 4–36–4
    Hold the record for the least wins in a season in the NHL- but to be fair, it was 4 wins in 44 games, not 82.

  • LI Phil | December 15, 2008 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”305686″][quote comment=”305661″]getting back to that SI thingy…

    one for teebz

    /”loseipeg”…lol[/quote]
    Hey, come on Phil, please no picking on my beloved Jets (sigh)[/quote]

    don’t worry jim…we both have AHL clubs to cheer for now

    you have the moose, and i have the isles

  • Johnny F. | December 15, 2008 at 2:54 pm |

    I have a random questions for everyone. My uncle is a BIGGGGG dude. Like, Packers o-line big. Anyway, he’s been asking for a replica Jets Brett Favre jersey for Christmas. Problem- The friggin’ guy needs a 6XL. That’s right… XXXXXXL.

    Anyone have any idea of where to get such a big ass jersey???

    Cheers!

  • Jim MI | December 15, 2008 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”305705″][quote comment=”305686″][quote comment=”305661″]getting back to that SI thingy…

    one for teebz

    /”loseipeg”…lol[/quote]
    Hey, come on Phil, please no picking on my beloved Jets (sigh)[/quote]

    don’t worry jim…we both have AHL clubs to cheer for now

    you have the moose, and i have the isles[/quote]

    NYI isn’t an AHL team…. it’s just the forgotten team in the NHL…

    Watched an NYI not to long ago, and spent half the game saying:

    “Holy Crap I forgot {insert any NYI player name} plays there now…” lol…

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”305700″][quote comment=”305697″][quote comment=”305695″][quote comment=”305694″]To my hockey friends,

    Has anyone noticed/mentioned the change in the number font, and the “A” on the chest of the Flyer third jerseys? I’m still catching up on the hockey discussions/other discussions I’ve missed over the last week or two, and was just curious if this has been mentioned.[/quote]

    I believe Paul mentioned it in the ticker a week or so ago. But good eyes on you, Johnny.[/quote]

    Wrap up (If I rememeber it correctly):

    PHI used exact font from years that the uni was modeled after for a couple games. After that they starting using a different font… hence the change.[/quote]
    I don’t remember the A changing, but I distinctly remember the 1 and 2 digits drastically changing. If somebody could show me a before and after of the A’s, I’d appreciate that.[/quote]

    Here you are, Mike. :o)

  • Robin | December 15, 2008 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”305606″]It looks like the 1980 Saints (who started 0-14…finished 1-15) may be off the hook for worst start EVER in NFL history…Lions, can you hit that 26 game losing streak….[/quote]

    Actually, The Tampa Bay Buccaneers own that record since they started 0-26 having lost all their games in their inaugural season (1976). For what it’s worth, they won their first game against the Saints in 1977 and wore some fantastic uniforms

    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Mike Engle | December 15, 2008 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”305708″][quote comment=”305700″][quote comment=”305697″][quote comment=”305695″][quote comment=”305694″]To my hockey friends,

    Has anyone noticed/mentioned the change in the number font, and the “A” on the chest of the Flyer third jerseys? I’m still catching up on the hockey discussions/other discussions I’ve missed over the last week or two, and was just curious if this has been mentioned.[/quote]

    I believe Paul mentioned it in the ticker a week or so ago. But good eyes on you, Johnny.[/quote]

    Wrap up (If I rememeber it correctly):

    PHI used exact font from years that the uni was modeled after for a couple games. After that they starting using a different font… hence the change.[/quote]
    I don’t remember the A changing, but I distinctly remember the 1 and 2 digits drastically changing. If somebody could show me a before and after of the A’s, I’d appreciate that.[/quote]

    Here you are, Mike. :o)[/quote]
    Thank you Teebz.

  • concealed78 | December 15, 2008 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”305670″]”NBA teams playing on Xmas Day will be wearing a snowflake patch.”

    Cripes, does every single event require a f–king patch?![/quote]

    It is beyond stupid. It’s things like this that proves sports are getting stupider every season. I think the first time I ever got pissed off by a patch was in 1994 in a shop, and they wanted to charge me like $5 extra dollars for a gold MLB patch for a fitted cap. I was like “Fuck that, that’s stupid.” And it would be useless in a year, and it’s the symbol of one of the most stupid sports strikes in history.

  • concealed78 | December 15, 2008 at 3:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”305675″][quote comment=”305671″][quote comment=”305670″]”NBA teams playing on Xmas Day will be wearing a snowflake patch.”

    Cripes, does every single event require a f–king patch?![/quote]

    In ten years when the Mets have “Paul Lukas Day”, will there be a patch?[/quote]
    Mets will be in their black throwbacks against Colorado’s all-purple away unis[/quote]

    Imagine if the Rockies or Marlins existed in the ’70s. Rockies in all-purple and I bet the Marlins would have had the first all-teal road uni.

  • Jim BC | December 15, 2008 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”305705″][quote comment=”305686″][quote comment=”305661″]getting back to that SI thingy…

    one for teebz

    /”loseipeg”…lol[/quote]
    Hey, come on Phil, please no picking on my beloved Jets (sigh)[/quote]

    don’t worry jim…we both have AHL clubs to cheer for now

    you have the moose, and i have the isles[/quote]
    I have a friend who is a devoted Isles fan – during the Milbury era, he wrote the man to complain about the direction of the team etc. He actually received a reply from Mr. Milbury which is now framed and on the wall of my buddy’s office.

  • Andrew Dixon | December 15, 2008 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”305673″]
    This video actually includes a few shots of the roof being painted:
    http://www.astrosdai...

    That was awesome. Thanks!

  • concealed78 | December 15, 2008 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”305706″]I have a random questions for everyone. My uncle is a BIGGGGG dude. Like, Packers o-line big. Anyway, he’s been asking for a replica Jets Brett Favre jersey for Christmas. Problem- The friggin’ guy needs a 6XL. That’s right… XXXXXXL.

    Anyone have any idea of where to get such a big ass jersey???

    Cheers![/quote]

    I’m not of any help, but how about a trial for Jenny Craig instead? Jesus Christ, if you’re having trouble finding a sports jersey fitting in today’s big-cut era…

  • dsikula | December 15, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    My memories of the Pom-Pom Mom were that she was hired to keep the beautifully-named “Embraceable Ewes” Ram cheerleaders in line, but that the squad’s name was quickly changed, due to a lack of any sense of humor on the team and the league’s part, and that Phyllis was given the gate soon after, which caused a bit of a stink — was it that the scummy Georgia Rosenbloom-Frontiere was jealous of some other older woman getting attention?

  • Johnny F. | December 15, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”305715″][quote comment=”305706″]I have a random questions for everyone. My uncle is a BIGGGGG dude. Like, Packers o-line big. Anyway, he’s been asking for a replica Jets Brett Favre jersey for Christmas. Problem- The friggin’ guy needs a 6XL. That’s right… XXXXXXL.

    Anyone have any idea of where to get such a big ass jersey???

    Cheers![/quote]

    I’m not of any help, but how about a trial for Jenny Craig instead?

    Jesus Christ, if you’re having trouble finding a sports jersey fitting in today’s big-cut era…[/quote]

    Hahaha. Oh trust me, he’ll get a Jenny Craig offer/Gym membership/some sort of exercise item….as he does every year.

    But that’s neither here nor there….hahaha.

  • chance | December 15, 2008 at 3:48 pm |

    Since nobody else wants to talk about that beautiful uniform USC baseball coach Sam Crawford is wearing, I wonder when they adopted the current interlocking two-digit monogram?

    USC appears to have been using it at least as far back as the 1940s, judging by the desk of Roy Takeno, internee at Manzanar, editor of its newspaper and USC alum.

  • Chris in Nashville | December 15, 2008 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=\”305696\”][quote comment=\”305679\”]Penguins new arena has a name…

    http://penguins.nhl....

    Too boring of a name. Best sponsored name ever? National Car Rental Center. Worst sponsored name? Gaylord Entertainment Center.[/quote]

    You will be happy to know that the Gaylord Entertainment Center is no more. It has been replaced by the Sommet Center. Gaylord Hotels does still sponsor the Musicy City Bowl though.

  • Teebz | December 15, 2008 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”305719″][quote comment=\”305696\”][quote comment=\”305679\”]Penguins new arena has a name…

    http://penguins.nhl....

    Too boring of a name. Best sponsored name ever? National Car Rental Center. Worst sponsored name? Gaylord Entertainment Center.[/quote]

    You will be happy to know that the Gaylord Entertainment Center is no more. It has been replaced by the Sommet Center. Gaylord Hotels does still sponsor the Musicy City Bowl though.[/quote]

    It wasn’t technically replaced. Just renamed. ;o)

  • Sammy | December 15, 2008 at 4:01 pm |

    I always thought that buying naming rights to stadia was supposed to be at least a little bit of an investment in advertising. I mean, if you hear Comerica Park every time you go to a ballgame as a kid, maybe you will go to Comerica for your first bank account. Or Citi, if you like the Mets, or whatever. I don’t really get why energy companies in Minnesota and Pittsburgh are now buying the rights, when it really won’t help them reach any new customers. It’s the goddam power company!!

    Anyway, we all saw how well Enron did after buying the park down in Houston….

  • chance | December 15, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”305721″]I always thought that buying naming rights to stadia was supposed to be at least a little bit of an investment in advertising. I mean, if you hear Comerica Park every time you go to a ballgame as a kid, maybe you will go to Comerica for your first bank account. Or Citi, if you like the Mets, or whatever. I don’t really get why energy companies in Minnesota and Pittsburgh are now buying the rights, when it really won’t help them reach any new customers. It’s the goddam power company!![/quote]

    In many municipalities, you can choose between power companies. And in others (perhaps even places where you can’t), power companies have to invest so much into public interest projects.

  • Wren Wagner | December 15, 2008 at 4:23 pm |

    The Raiders T-SHirt that Magic is wearing appears to be the same shirt that “The Goonies” monster wore:

    http://content6.flix...

    haha

  • Kieran | December 15, 2008 at 4:31 pm |

    The Phillies re-signed Jamie Moyer, so the Liberty Bell stirrups will live on for two more years.

  • Ricko | December 15, 2008 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”305723″]The Raiders T-SHirt that Magic is wearing appears to be the same shirt that “The Goonies” monster wore:

    http://content6.flix...

    haha[/quote]

    Played, of course, by John “The Tooz” Matusazk of…the Oakland Raiders.

    http://www.raiderson...

  • Ricko | December 15, 2008 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”305725″][quote comment=”305723″]The Raiders T-SHirt that Magic is wearing appears to be the same shirt that “The Goonies” monster wore:

    http://content6.flix...

    haha[/quote]

    Played, of course, by John “The Tooz” Matusazk of…the Oakland Raiders.

    http://www.raiderson...

    that would be Matuszak. My aplogies.

  • LI Phil | December 15, 2008 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”305725″][quote comment=”305723″]The Raiders T-SHirt that Magic is wearing appears to be the same shirt that “The Goonies” monster wore:

    http://content6.flix...

    haha[/quote]

    Played, of course, by John “The Tooz” Matusazk of…the Oakland Raiders.

    http://www.raiderson...

    well of course, doesn’t everyone know that?

    /who played tarzan?

  • Phil | December 15, 2008 at 4:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”305727″][quote comment=”305725″][quote comment=”305723″]The Raiders T-SHirt that Magic is wearing appears to be the same shirt that “The Goonies” monster wore:

    http://content6.flix...

    haha[/quote]

    Played, of course, by John “The Tooz” Matusazk of…the Oakland Raiders.

    http://www.raiderson...

    well of course, doesn’t everyone know that?

    /who played tarzan?[/quote]
    Johnny Weismueller

  • Jeremy Brahm | December 15, 2008 at 4:54 pm |

    According to the press release found here
    http://bjleague.live...

    The BJ-League has signed an agreement with “Black Jack” who is a character of the Japanese comic artist Osamu Tezuka.

    Tezuka died in 1989 and would have been 80 this year, and this is one of the campaigns that is going on to repromote his works. Tezuka produced Kimba the White Lion, which was adopted as the Seibu Lions’ mascot in 1978 and also Astro Boy, which was the Yakult Atoms (now Swallows) from 1966-1970.

    Kimba in wikipedia.
    http://en.wikipedia....

    Atom Boy on the throwback Swallows uniforms earlier this year.
    http://pwbeat.publis...

    Black Jack link in English
    http://tezukainengli...

  • chance | December 15, 2008 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”305728″][quote comment=”305727″][quote comment=”305725″][quote comment=”305723″]The Raiders T-SHirt that Magic is wearing appears to be the same shirt that “The Goonies” monster wore:

    http://content6.flix...

    haha[/quote]

    Played, of course, by John “The Tooz” Matusazk of…the Oakland Raiders.

    http://www.raiderson...

    well of course, doesn’t everyone know that?

    /who played tarzan?[/quote]
    Johnny Weismueller[/quote]

    Christopher Lambert. :D

  • JTH | December 15, 2008 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”305729″]According to the press release found here
    http://bjleague.live...

    The BJ-League has signed an agreement with “Black Jack” who is a character of the Japanese comic artist Osamu Tezuka.

    Tezuka died in 1989 and would have been 80 this year, and this is one of the campaigns that is going on to repromote his works. Tezuka produced Kimba the White Lion, which was adopted as the Seibu Lions’ mascot in 1978 and also Astro Boy, which was the Yakult Atoms (now Swallows) from 1966-1970.

    Kimba in wikipedia.
    http://en.wikipedia....

    Atom Boy on the throwback Swallows uniforms earlier this year.
    http://pwbeat.publis...

    Black Jack link in English
    http://tezukainengli...
    Prediction: someone will google “BJ Swallows” in the not-too-distant future, wind up here and be very disappointed.

  • Brian | December 15, 2008 at 5:21 pm |

    I made a post on sportslogos about the Flyers retro 3rd letter and number change, so I’ll copy and paste it here:

    Pics comparing original, true retro look from first two games and the changes since the Devils game. The big differences are the numbers “1” and “2,” and the alternate captain letter “A.”

    Link to NHLUniforms description: http://nhluniforms.c...“]http://nhluniforms.com/2000s/Flyers7.html

    Pictures of original retro look
    http://cache4.asset-...“]http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/83914866….F198085993A39DE
    http://cache2.asset-...“]http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/83914861….F198085993A39DE
    http://cache3.asset-...“]http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/83914853….F198085993A39DE
    http://cache3.asset-...“]http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/83891735….30A760B0D811297
    http://cache4.asset-...“]http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/83914943….F198085993A39DE
    http://cache1.asset-...“]http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/83914970….F198085993A39DE

    Pics from Devils game (current set)
    http://cache1.asset-...“]http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/83919403….F198085993A39DE
    http://cache1.asset-...“]http://cache1.asset-cache.net/xc/83918934….F198085993A39DE
    http://cache3.asset-...“]http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/83918616….F198085993A39DE
    http://cache2.asset-...“]http://cache2.asset-cache.net/xc/83918429….F198085993A39DE

    This last picture has nothing to do with the above; I just thought it looked like a great old-school-style picture with the hair and the jersey.
    http://cache3.asset-...“]http://cache3.asset-cache.net/xc/83914850….F198085993A39DE

    By the way, does anyone know if stores with the alternate jersey will have the customization set for the true retro numbers and letters? Or will they only have the regular home and away set?

  • Brian | December 15, 2008 at 5:23 pm |

    Okay, so my above post doesn’t work, so I’ll just link directly to the post on sportslogos:

    http://boards.sports...

  • steve | December 15, 2008 at 5:26 pm |

    Paul,

    Silver Odyssey! The History of the Houston Astros. I don’t think I’ve seen that film since I wrote it for MLB Productions. Question for you. Who is the narrator?

  • Ricko | December 15, 2008 at 5:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”305730″][quote comment=”305728″][quote comment=”305727″][quote comment=”305725″][quote comment=”305723″]The Raiders T-SHirt that Magic is wearing appears to be the same shirt that “The Goonies” monster wore:

    http://content6.flix...

    haha[/quote]

    Played, of course, by John “The Tooz” Matusazk of…the Oakland Raiders.

    http://www.raiderson...

    well of course, doesn’t everyone know that?

    /who played tarzan?[/quote]
    Johnny Weismueller[/quote]

    Christopher Lambert. :D[/quote]

    And a whole mess of others, including Mike Henry—linebacker, Rams and Steelers—in three, maybe four, films…before becoming far more famous as the jilted bridegroom/idiot son of Sheriff Buford T. Justice, of course.

  • Ricko | December 15, 2008 at 5:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”305734″]Paul,

    Silver Odyssey! The History of the Houston Astros. I don’t think I’ve seen that film since I wrote it for MLB Productions. Question for you. Who is the narrator?[/quote]

    Just a guess: Gene Elson?

  • LI Phil | December 15, 2008 at 5:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”305736″][quote comment=”305734″]Paul,

    Silver Odyssey! The History of the Houston Astros. I don’t think I’ve seen that film since I wrote it for MLB Productions. Question for you. Who is the narrator?[/quote]

    Just a guess: Gene Elson?[/quote]

    sean mooney?

  • DenverGregg | December 15, 2008 at 5:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”305706″]I have a random questions for everyone. My uncle is a BIGGGGG dude. Like, Packers o-line big. Anyway, he’s been asking for a replica Jets Brett Favre jersey for Christmas. Problem- The friggin’ guy needs a 6XL. That’s right… XXXXXXL.

    Anyone have any idea of where to get such a big ass jersey???

    Cheers![/quote]
    Casual Male: http://www.casualmal... They say they handle through 6XL. I think it’s funny they have Champ Bailey in that size.

  • Ricko | December 15, 2008 at 6:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”305738″][quote comment=”305706″]I have a random questions for everyone. My uncle is a BIGGGGG dude. Like, Packers o-line big. Anyway, he’s been asking for a replica Jets Brett Favre jersey for Christmas. Problem- The friggin’ guy needs a 6XL. That’s right… XXXXXXL.

    Anyone have any idea of where to get such a big ass jersey???

    Cheers![/quote]
    Casual Male: http://www.casualmal... They say they handle through 6XL. I think it’s funny they have Champ Bailey in that size.[/quote]

    No Devin Hester?

    Dang.

  • Dan King | December 15, 2008 at 6:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”305701″][quote comment=”305698″]
    hooray DIII club hockey (sorry thats what i got here in Cleveland)! while i’m sure the players don’t hit as hard or have as hard of shots, most of the players i see are wearing some pretty torn up pads, especially the pants/breezers/hockey shorts/whatever the hell the consensus was to call them a few months ago.[/quote]

    Um, what about the Lake Erie Monsters? They’re an AHL club, and the Avalanche’s affiliate. ;o)[/quote]

    Teebz- i know they’re here but going to the college games are much more fun. and cheaper. i used to be a huge avalanche fan but haven’t really followed them in recent years. some of my friends have turned me towards the pens. still love the the avs uni’s though.

  • steve | December 15, 2008 at 7:02 pm |

    No on Gene Elson, and Phil, you have no idea how funny your guess of Sean Mooney is. I can only think you said Sean because of his days with the WWF or local news here in NYC on Channel 9, but back then Sean was just a producer, not talent. Funny too because I just saw him this past week in Florida where a bunch of us MLB Production Alums got together to play golf.

  • Paul Lukas | December 15, 2008 at 7:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”305734″]Paul,

    Silver Odyssey! The History of the Houston Astros. I don’t think I’ve seen that film since I wrote it for MLB Productions. Question for you. Who is the narrator?[/quote]

    I give up. Who?

  • wescovington | December 15, 2008 at 7:28 pm |

    The LAPL newspaper photos are actually for the late, lamented L.A. Herald-Examiner. The L.A. Times photo collection is owned by the L.A. Times, which despite what you might think, is still in business (and apparently turning a profit).

    The photos tended to be cataloged by people who didn’t know much about sports.

  • Mark Hamilton | December 15, 2008 at 7:32 pm |

    Gray vs. White basketball in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference. Bishop O’Connell in gray and Bishop Ireton in white.

    http://www.dcsportsf...

  • steve | December 15, 2008 at 7:39 pm |

    JD Cannon who was Dennis Weaver’s partner on the old tv show McCloud.

  • Matt Porges | December 15, 2008 at 7:40 pm |

    New Rays alternate jersey:

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

  • BCrisp | December 15, 2008 at 8:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”305743″][quote comment=”305734″]Paul,

    Silver Odyssey! The History of the Houston Astros. I don’t think I’ve seen that film since I wrote it for MLB Productions. Question for you. Who is the narrator?[/quote]

    I give up. Who?[/quote]
    Astronauts Alan Shepard handles the 60s, Gene Cernan the 70s, and Steve Holly the 80s.

  • Ricko | December 15, 2008 at 8:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”305746″]JD Cannon who was Dennis Weaver’s partner on the old tv show McCloud.[/quote]

    “There y’go.”
    —Sam McCloud

  • Taylor | December 15, 2008 at 8:41 pm |

    Christ has been taken our of CHRISTmas for years. Look at the media it’s always Happy Holidays. It might as well be Merry SantsClausmas. It’s sad, really.

    By the way I’m a DEMOCRAT.

    In uni news, it looks like Santa and the swoosh have teamed up: http://www.sportspic...

  • The Hemogoblin | December 15, 2008 at 8:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”305750″]Christ has been taken our of CHRISTmas for years. Look at the media it’s always Happy Holidays. It might as well be Merry SantsClausmas. It’s sad, really.

    By the way I’m a DEMOCRAT.

    In uni news, it looks like Santa and the swoosh have teamed up: http://www.sportspic...

    Well, in society’s defense, it was a pagan holiday to begin with.

  • Johnny F. | December 15, 2008 at 8:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”305738″][quote comment=”305706″]I have a random questions for everyone. My uncle is a BIGGGGG dude. Like, Packers o-line big. Anyway, he’s been asking for a replica Jets Brett Favre jersey for Christmas. Problem- The friggin’ guy needs a 6XL. That’s right… XXXXXXL.

    Anyone have any idea of where to get such a big ass jersey???

    Cheers![/quote]
    Casual Male: http://www.casualmal... They say they handle through 6XL. I think it’s funny they have Champ Bailey in that size.[/quote]

    Perfect. 6XL in Brett Favre. Thanks for the link, I’m sure my uncle will be pretty excited.

  • Johnny F. | December 15, 2008 at 9:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”305747″]New Rays alternate jersey:

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

    I expect to see the light blue as a Rays jersey in no time. That color was ALL OVER THE PLACE during the playoff run. I remember we talked about it during October, and I expected to see that when I just clicked your link. We shall see.

  • Sammy | December 15, 2008 at 9:11 pm |

    Versus just interviewed some guy from Bratislava, Slovakia, who came to Detroit in order to see his favorite team, the Colorado Avalanche. When the interviewer asked him why he likes them, he said because of the logo and uniform–he was wearing a pre-EDGE Avs uni.

    Apparently I wasn’t paying close enough attention in my rush to post the interview to Uni Watch, but afterwards, Eddie Olczyk couldn’t stop laughing. Don’t know why.

  • Micah | December 15, 2008 at 9:14 pm |

    Those UnderArmour basketball shoes are complete trash; stick to making pro compression stuff UA, you’re not gonna make shit in the shoe market.

  • Cooper's Dad | December 15, 2008 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”305751″][quote comment=”305750″]Christ has been taken our of CHRISTmas for years. Look at the media it’s always Happy Holidays. It might as well be Merry SantsClausmas. It’s sad, really.

    By the way I’m a DEMOCRAT.

    In uni news, it looks like Santa and the swoosh have teamed up: http://www.sportspic...

    Well, in society’s defense, it was a pagan holiday to begin with.[/quote]
    Thank goodness someone said it. Because baby Jesus was decorating FIR TREES in Bethlehem, right?

  • Sammy | December 15, 2008 at 9:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”305635″][quote comment=”305629″][quote comment=”305622″][quote comment=”305615″]My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?

    ;-)[/quote]

    That emergency goalie, for those that may have missed the story, was Capitals’ web producer Brett Leonhardt.

    Jose Theodore was injured in the morning skate, and GM George McPhee put a call into Hershey to bring up Simeon Varlamov. The problem?

    Hershey was on a roadtrip in Houston.

    Since they needed a back-up goaltender ASAP, they signed the 6’7″ Brett “Stretch” Leonhardt from their front office. Leonhardt played NCAA Division III hockey for the Neumann College Knights, and posted decent numbers.

    Once Varlamov arrived in Washington, he relieved Leonhardt of his duties.

    Pretty cool story, eh?[/quote]

    I actually watched that game over the weekend and thought is was one of the coolest hockey stories I’ve heard in a while.[/quote]

    I’d bet that all NHL clubs know of a few goalies that are in the area should such an unusual situation occur. The Caps were just forward thinking enough to actually have this guy on staff.[/quote]

    I’ve been thinking about this all day. Couldn’t one of the regular skaters suit up as a goalie? Why don’t they just find gear for the 7th or 8th defenseman and put him in there? Or are all players so specialized from such a young age that none of them have ever played significant time at goalie?

    I have to believe that one of the elite athletes who actually play every day would be better if thrown in net than an amateur picked up off the street.

  • Staten Island Tom | December 15, 2008 at 10:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”305757″][quote comment=”305635″][quote comment=”305629″][quote comment=”305622″][quote comment=”305615″]My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?

    ;-)[/quote]

    That emergency goalie, for those that may have missed the story, was Capitals’ web producer Brett Leonhardt.

    Jose Theodore was injured in the morning skate, and GM George McPhee put a call into Hershey to bring up Simeon Varlamov. The problem?

    Hershey was on a roadtrip in Houston.

    Since they needed a back-up goaltender ASAP, they signed the 6’7″ Brett “Stretch” Leonhardt from their front office. Leonhardt played NCAA Division III hockey for the Neumann College Knights, and posted decent numbers.

    Once Varlamov arrived in Washington, he relieved Leonhardt of his duties.

    Pretty cool story, eh?[/quote]

    I actually watched that game over the weekend and thought is was one of the coolest hockey stories I’ve heard in a while.[/quote]

    I’d bet that all NHL clubs know of a few goalies that are in the area should such an unusual situation occur. The Caps were just forward thinking enough to actually have this guy on staff.[/quote]

    I’ve been thinking about this all day. Couldn’t one of the regular skaters suit up as a goalie? Why don’t they just find gear for the 7th or 8th defenseman and put him in there? Or are all players so specialized from such a young age that none of them have ever played significant time at goalie?

    I have to believe that one of the elite athletes who actually play every day would be better if thrown in net than an amateur picked up off the street.[/quote]

    it also said that the guy is also a extra practice goalie

  • Jim BC | December 15, 2008 at 10:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”305757″][quote comment=”305635″][quote comment=”305629″][quote comment=”305622″][quote comment=”305615″]My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?

    ;-)[/quote]

    That emergency goalie, for those that may have missed the story, was Capitals’ web producer Brett Leonhardt.

    Jose Theodore was injured in the morning skate, and GM George McPhee put a call into Hershey to bring up Simeon Varlamov. The problem?

    Hershey was on a roadtrip in Houston.

    Since they needed a back-up goaltender ASAP, they signed the 6’7″ Brett “Stretch” Leonhardt from their front office. Leonhardt played NCAA Division III hockey for the Neumann College Knights, and posted decent numbers.

    Once Varlamov arrived in Washington, he relieved Leonhardt of his duties.

    Pretty cool story, eh?[/quote]

    I actually watched that game over the weekend and thought is was one of the coolest hockey stories I’ve heard in a while.[/quote]

    I’d bet that all NHL clubs know of a few goalies that are in the area should such an unusual situation occur. The Caps were just forward thinking enough to actually have this guy on staff.[/quote]

    I’ve been thinking about this all day. Couldn’t one of the regular skaters suit up as a goalie? Why don’t they just find gear for the 7th or 8th defenseman and put him in there? Or are all players so specialized from such a young age that none of them have ever played significant time at goalie?

    I have to believe that one of the elite athletes who actually play every day would be better if thrown in net than an amateur picked up off the street.[/quote]
    No way man – I’ve played the game since I was 4 and would never go between the pipes… Goalies are a different breed!

  • Ricko | December 15, 2008 at 10:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”305756″][quote comment=”305751″][quote comment=”305750″]Christ has been taken our of CHRISTmas for years. Look at the media it’s always Happy Holidays. It might as well be Merry SantsClausmas. It’s sad, really.

    By the way I’m a DEMOCRAT.

    In uni news, it looks like Santa and the swoosh have teamed up: http://www.sportspic...

    Well, in society’s defense, it was a pagan holiday to begin with.[/quote]
    Thank goodness someone said it. Because baby Jesus was decorating FIR TREES in Bethlehem, right?[/quote]

    Many religious holidays, Christian or otherwise, have some connection to earlier pagan celebrations. Christmas orginally was celebrated under the cover of the pagan holiday so as to not attract attention, not as the holiday itself.

    My point is that this country was founded on certain principles, which means that, whatever side of the discussion you come down on, the history of the holiday, beyond as it applies to the Founding Fathers in the 18th century, is irrelevant.

    The issue offered earlier seemed more in regard to what degree “political correctness” should or should not be applied, rather than the distant anthropological connections of the celebration itself.

    Not trying to start an argument, just saying focus on the issue, which appears to be politcal correctness.

    I know years ago I was writing jingle lyrics using the word “Christmas” all over the place. Couldn’t do that now.

    Not saying is right or wrong, just saying that’s the topic: the secularization of the holiday…so best to stay inside that sphere.

  • LI Phil | December 15, 2008 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”305750″]Christ has been taken our of CHRISTmas for years. Look at the media it’s always Happy Holidays. It might as well be Merry SantsClausmas. It’s sad, really.

    By the way I’m a DEMOCRAT.

    In uni news, it looks like Santa and the swoosh have teamed up: http://www.sportspic...

    i got your merry christmas right here

    /three american favorites all rolled into one “ad”

  • LI Phil | December 15, 2008 at 10:16 pm |

    [quote]By the way I’m a DEMOCRAT[/quote]

    reminds me of the greatest movie line ever ;)

  • Skycat | December 15, 2008 at 10:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”305744″]The LAPL newspaper photos are actually for the late, lamented L.A. Herald-Examiner. The L.A. Times photo collection is owned by the L.A. Times, which despite what you might think, is still in business (and apparently turning a profit).

    The photos tended to be cataloged by people who didn’t know much about sports.[/quote]
    As far as the L.A. Times running a profit — well, not so much. It seems like it’s parent corporation, The Tribune Company, filed for bankruptcy protection last week.
    http://www.chicagotr...

  • Andrew Harris | December 15, 2008 at 10:55 pm |

    one of those mixed 78 helmet/77 jersey NY Jets photos was of Chris Ward, the man who inspired the timeless, “holding. #72. offense five yard penalty.”

    i swear that was written just for him.

  • MPowers1634 | December 15, 2008 at 11:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”305717″][quote comment=”305715″][quote comment=”305706″]I have a random questions for everyone. My uncle is a BIGGGGG dude. Like, Packers o-line big. Anyway, he’s been asking for a replica Jets Brett Favre jersey for Christmas. Problem- The friggin’ guy needs a 6XL. That’s right… XXXXXXL.

    Anyone have any idea of where to get such a big ass jersey???

    Cheers![/quote]

    I’m not of any help, but how about a trial for Jenny Craig instead?

    Jesus Christ, if you’re having trouble finding a sports jersey fitting in today’s big-cut era…[/quote]

    Hahaha. Oh trust me, he’ll get a Jenny Craig offer/Gym membership/some sort of exercise item….as he does every year.

    But that’s neither here nor there….hahaha.[/quote]

    1. Sounds like a Super-DIY project.

    2. When you eventually come by my house for dinner, he is NOT invited.

  • MPowers1634 | December 15, 2008 at 11:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”305760″][quote comment=”305756″][quote comment=”305751″][quote comment=”305750″]

    http://www.sportspic...
    [/quote]

    My point is that this country was founded on certain principles, which means that, whatever side of the discussion you come down on, the history of the holiday, beyond as it applies to the Founding Fathers in the 18th century, is irrelevant.[/quote]

    Ricko SHOULD know, he sketched Ben Franklin’s wig and bi-focals. We might get a chance to see it in “Benchies”.

    BTW…I don’t know what’s worse…Greg Ellis’ sleeves or the UA kicks that UM is wearing.

  • Juan Grande | December 15, 2008 at 11:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”305752″][quote comment=”305738″][quote comment=”305706″]I have a random questions for everyone. My uncle is a BIGGGGG dude. Like, Packers o-line big. Anyway, he’s been asking for a replica Jets Brett Favre jersey for Christmas. Problem- The friggin’ guy needs a 6XL. That’s right… XXXXXXL.

    Anyone have any idea of where to get such a big ass jersey???

    Cheers![/quote]
    Casual Male: http://www.casualmal... They say they handle through 6XL. I think it’s funny they have Champ Bailey in that size.[/quote]

    Perfect. 6XL in Brett Favre. Thanks for the link, I’m sure my uncle will be pretty excited.[/quote]

    Anybody take a look at the available jerseys to buy? A Mike Vick Falcons jersey! A David Carr Texans jersey! A Chad Pennington Jets jersey! A Rueden Droughns Browns jersey! Its like a StraightCashHomey.com smorgasboard!

    After all those jerseys, they curiously have a Favre Jets jersey?

  • MPowers1634 | December 15, 2008 at 11:59 pm |

    A couple of cool things out of my alma mater, Wagner College:

    1. This year they updated their wordmark and primary logo:

    http://www.wagnerath...

    2. I hadn’t noticed until the other day, that they had updated their football unis as well.

    The Atlanta Hawk/Seahawk now adorns the helmet whereas last year they wore the Block W, after switching to a cursive “Wagner” for one year.

    http://www.wagnerath...

    http://www.wagnerath...

    They also have the new stylized W on the left hip of the pants.

    3. The QB coach when I was a freshman, has been Urban Meyer’s OC and was just named Head Coach at Miss. State/

    http://www.wagnerath...

  • Stan aka The Took | December 16, 2008 at 1:09 am |

    [quote comment=”305622″][quote comment=”305615″]My question is why not a comment on the interesting “First NHL Game” patch that the emergency goalie was wearing on his jersey?

    ;-)[/quote]

    That emergency goalie, for those that may have missed the story, was Capitals’ web producer Brett Leonhardt.

    Jose Theodore was injured in the morning skate, and GM George McPhee put a call into Hershey to bring up Simeon Varlamov. The problem?

    Hershey was on a roadtrip in Houston.

    Since they needed a back-up goaltender ASAP, they signed the 6’7″ Brett “Stretch” Leonhardt from their front office. Leonhardt played NCAA Division III hockey for the Neumann College Knights, and posted decent numbers.

    Once Varlamov arrived in Washington, he relieved Leonhardt of his duties.

    Pretty cool story, eh?[/quote]

    That is an AWESOME story!!! Is there some article about it? I would love to save that

  • Michael | December 16, 2008 at 1:19 am |

    Alright let me understand this…your site has approximately 10,000 words on it and your feature article has maybe 1000 words and you cant figure out how to squeeze 4 extra letter onto your site? why would you use the term xmas instead of CHRISTMAS. do you really want to exchange x for Christ? do you want to cheapen your site to a liberal rag catering to the left extreamist. c’mon i thought you were better than that Jersey. I am a tried and true Paterson reader but if you must downgrade your web site I will stop reading. Dont be afraid to use the word Christmas. It is afterall HIS holiday!!!

  • Mike Engle | December 16, 2008 at 1:25 am |

    [quote comment=”305771″]Alright let me understand this…your site has approximately 10,000 words on it and your feature article has maybe 1000 words and you cant figure out how to squeeze 4 extra letter onto your site? why would you use the term xmas instead of CHRISTMAS. do you really want to exchange x for Christ? do you want to cheapen your site to a liberal rag catering to the left extreamist. c’mon i thought you were better than that Jersey. I am a tried and true Paterson reader but if you must downgrade your web site I will stop reading. Dont be afraid to use the word Christmas. It is afterall HIS holiday!!![/quote]
    Good riddance?
    I have no idea where you’re coming from. And Paul’s Long Island bred, and Brooklyn based. Not exactly Jersey on either count.

  • Stan aka The Took | December 16, 2008 at 1:44 am |

    [quote comment=”305738″][quote comment=”305706″]I have a random questions for everyone. My uncle is a BIGGGGG dude. Like, Packers o-line big. Anyway, he’s been asking for a replica Jets Brett Favre jersey for Christmas. Problem- The friggin’ guy needs a 6XL. That’s right… XXXXXXL.

    Anyone have any idea of where to get such a big ass jersey???

    Cheers![/quote]
    Casual Male: http://www.casualmal... They say they handle through 6XL. I think it’s funny they have Champ Bailey in that size.[/quote]

    … Wow take look at some of those names… Harrington on the lions, Vick on the falcons, OWENS ON THE EAGLES, Moss on dah raiders, McNair on the Ravens… wow! thats history there.

  • chance | December 16, 2008 at 9:49 am |

    [quote comment=”305771″]Alright let me understand this…your site has approximately 10,000 words on it and your feature article has maybe 1000 words and you cant figure out how to squeeze 4 extra letter onto your site? why would you use the term xmas instead of CHRISTMAS. do you really want to exchange x for Christ? do you want to cheapen your site to a liberal rag catering to the left extreamist. c’mon i thought you were better than that Jersey. I am a tried and true Paterson reader but if you must downgrade your web site I will stop reading. Dont be afraid to use the word Christmas. It is afterall HIS holiday!!![/quote]

    1. The “X” in “X-Mas” was originally an abbreviation of “Christ”.

    2. As has been pointed out, He “borrowed” the holiday in the first place (wasn’t even born in the winter, after all). Only fair that He be required to return it. ;)

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