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Blast from the Past

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A few weeks ago, during my interview with Andy Hyman, there was a brief discussion of those old Sunoco NFL stamp albums from 1972, and I mentioned how I wished I’d kept mine. That wistful sentiment apparently struck a chord with reader George Fetkovich, who sent me a package that arrived on Monday. Inside was the album shown above (here’s a larger view), complete with the wrapararound cover illo and all of the stamps in place (some of them reinforced with endearingly yellowed tape).

“Your mention of the Sunoco stamp books motivated me to do battle with the myriad boxes of collectibles in my basement, where I found not one but two of the aforementioned treasures,” wrote George, who works as the art director for a Pennsylvania-based design firm. “’Tis better to share these homages to our youth than to let them gather dust, I say, so here it is. I was reluctant to peel off the label with my name, for fear it would do some serious damage to the front cover, but feel free to make it your own by trying yourself (or by covering it with one of your own, etc.).”

Actually, I’m glad George left the label on, and there’s no way I’d remove it — it’s part of the album’s story, part of its character. Same goes for the last page, where George filled in most of the NFL playoff grid that the Sunoco folks helpfully provided (although he left the Super Bowl entry blank, because he was so depressed after his beloved Steelers had lost in the conference championship round).

As I explained to George when I called to thank him, this is just the latest of many, many generous gifts that Uni Watch readers have given me. I’ll attempt to repay that generosity, or at least some of it, with a special holiday raffle later this week. Details in a day or two.

Meanwhile: New ESPN column today — enjoy.

Uni Watch News Ticker: New football helmet and logo next season for Mississippi State (with thanks to Prentice James). … What’s even worse than a stadium with a corporate name? An architectural rendering of a proposed stadium with “Naming Rights” on the exterior. Details here (great find by Brad Sillanpa). … Speaking of naming right: “Consol Energy will sponsor the new Penguins arena,” reports Chris Hilf. “This somehow earned them a jersey.” … Additional views of Japan’s WBC uniforms here (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Lots of great sleeve stripes and other interesting details (including a positively surreal Labatt’s commercial) in this video clip of the 1967 Grey Cup player introductions. More good stuff in this 1971 Grey Cup highlight clip, including a sewn-on hand-warmer pocket and some shots of Joe Theisman playing QB for the Toronto Argonauts (all this courtesy of Eric Bangeman). … Remember when that construction worker buried a Bosox jersey inside the new Yankee Stadium? We now appear to have a copycat prank (with thanks to Patrick Truby). … Good article here on ice maintenance (with thanks to Jason Hillyer). … Check this out: Orioles uniform cookies! That’s from a Christmas card sent out by the Orioles’ Dugout Club, a local kids’ program (with thanks to Marc Nelson Jr.). … What’s that patch on the Eagles’ mascot’s shoulder? Chris Ashworth reports that it’s the logo for Acme Markets, a Philly-area supermarket. Do other NFL mascots wear advertising patches? … Interesting piece here about the IU logo being used in bars around Bloomington (with thanks to Christopher Falvey). … Lotsa stuff from Phil: Women’s Professional Soccer has inked a deal with Puma; the Buffalo Bisons, now Mets-affiliated, have a new color scheme and logo; some rinky-dink hockey league you never heard of is holding a logo contest; Vandy and USF went color-on-color last night; and Scottish officials have banned the traditional white medical coat. … Didn’t take long for that new Red Sox logo to make an impact (with thanks to Dan Lamothe). … Man, those Bulls alts sure are shiny (and as Phil points out, let’s hear it for that big Charlotte crowd). … Need some holiday cheer? Eric Borer has just the thing for you: a Dallas Cowboys holiday LP from the late 1960s. Details and downloadable zip files here (although Eric cautions, “I’ve downloaded the album and, frankly, the concept is a lot more entertaining than the actual music is”). … Reprinted from last night’s comments: The UTEP women’s hoops team has some seriously weird side panels. Those aren’t stars — they’re pick axes.

 

224 comments to Blast from the Past

  • Podunk Texas | December 17, 2008 at 8:09 am |

    Those aren’t stars — they’re pick axes.

    seeing the pick-axes on UTEP’s basketball uni reminds me of my favorite video game from my childhood… Pick Axe Pete on the Magnavox Odyssey2 :) ahhh, the pixelated hours that i spent on that!

  • Dane | December 17, 2008 at 8:14 am |

    Re: Sticker album

    http://farm4.static....

    It’s appropriate that in this picture, Steve Spurrier is out of focus. Sometimes, art imitates life.

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 8:18 am |

    [quote comment=”305982″]Re: Sticker album

    http://farm4.static....

    It’s appropriate that in this picture, Steve Spurrier is out of focus. Sometimes, art imitates life.[/quote]

    but ken willard is in perfect focus

  • Sam Allison | December 17, 2008 at 8:19 am |

    I was just thinking about my long lost NFL ’72 stamp album a few months ago. Last month we walked into a thrift store and there was a copy right in front of me. It was in rough shape but I grabbed it up. It does not have all of the stamps like mine did. Brought back lots of memories. One thing that strikes me about the pics are how many guys are out there without chin straps on!

  • Scott | December 17, 2008 at 8:34 am |

    That’s real smart Port Credit, don’t let the PROFESSIONALS design your new logo.

    Leave it to amateurs. That’s right, that’s the best way to get some good options.

  • ScottyJ in WV | December 17, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    Man, the stamp album brings back tons of memories! My dad was always willing to go get gas at the Sunoco station so I could get my new book of stamps.

  • Jim MI | December 17, 2008 at 8:44 am |

    Sorry, but when you need electrodes to keep your ankle straight, it might be time to hang ’em up…

    http://tsn.ca/nhl/st...

    I am getting tired of hockey players waiting until half-way through the season to decide they want to come back. Even worse is Forsberg is aiming for a playoff return.

    Hey, Sundin, Forsberg, Selanne, Niedermayer…. cut it out!!

  • Ricko | December 17, 2008 at 8:45 am |

    Love those Tiger-Cat striped sleeves.

  • ScottyJ in WV | December 17, 2008 at 8:46 am |

    The new Miss. St. helmet is OK, but I think it’s a downgrade. The new design pretty much eliminates the “State” ribbon detail that was on the old design. It looks a little sloppy now.

  • Dan from PC | December 17, 2008 at 8:47 am |

    Is it just me or are the UTEP women’s uni’s the same template as the WNBA? If that’s true, I hate myself for knowing that.

  • Jim MI | December 17, 2008 at 8:48 am |

    Best uni matchup of the day yesterday…

    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|84063188%2c84063185%2c84063182%2c84063179%2c84062998%2c84062988%2c84062987%2c84062985%2c84062983%2c84062978%2c84062977%2c84062976%2c84062618%2c84062615%2c84062582%2c84062569%2c84062529%2c84033585%2c84033583%2c84033581%2c84033543%2c84033542%2c84033540%2c84033536%2c84033533%2c84033532%2c84033467%2c84033464%2c84033460%2c84033459%2c84033458%2c84033338%2c84033337%2c84033336%2c84033334%2c84033256%2c84033244%2c84033238%2c84033129%2c84033127%2c84033125%2c84033118%2c84033115%2c84033058%2c84033043%2c84033040%2c84033028%2c84045028%2c84045026%2c84045024%2c84045021%2c84045020%2c84045019%2c84045018%2c84045017%2c84045016%2c84045015%2c84045014%2c84045013%2c84045012|0

    CHI whites are one of my favorite unis in hockey.

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 8:57 am |

    terry porter got his uni number retired last night

    who knew?

  • Jim MI | December 17, 2008 at 9:03 am |

    [quote comment=”305992″]terry porter got his uni number retired last night

    who knew?[/quote]

    Trevor Linden is having his #16 retired tonight in VAN. One of the coolest players to look back at, uni-wise, because of all the different VAN unis he wore. Should be a good ceremony, he is loved and adored in VAN.

  • Sarran | December 17, 2008 at 9:05 am |

    I had forgotten how back then pretty much all the NFL games started at 1 eastern. http://farm4.static....

  • nocalal | December 17, 2008 at 9:08 am |

    Re. Eagle’s patch.

    That’s more logo creep and an advertisement for ACME (or “Ack-a-mee” as we like to say in Philadelphia) Markets, a local supermarket chain.

    Many of you may not know this, but at the ACME Company of Warner Bros. cartoon fame, all animals receive unlimited credit.

  • Johnny Bacardi | December 17, 2008 at 9:11 am |

    Oh, man- I was just thinking about my NFL Action ’72 stamp book the other day, and wondering if it was still in a box in my mom’s basement. Me and my friends collected those stamps fervently back then, when I was 12, but only a couple of us managed to complete the set. Assembling this album was the first time I had ever seen a glue stick, which is what we all used to attach the stamps to the page…

    Thanks for posting the pics!

  • scott | December 17, 2008 at 9:13 am |

    The Arkansas Travelers’ mascot is not only sponsored after an oil company, its name is derived from one:

    http://littlerock.ab...

  • Ricko | December 17, 2008 at 9:19 am |

    Remember at the time thinking how odd that the Cardinals home jersey on the cover was wrong. No sleeve stripes on the red jersey.

  • War Damn Eagle | December 17, 2008 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment=”305989″]The new Miss. St. helmet is OK, but I think it’s a downgrade. The new design pretty much eliminates the “State” ribbon detail that was on the old design. It looks a little sloppy now.[/quote]

    State is one of the few SEC schools that can’t seem to settle on a helmet design. They change the color and the logo every 4 or 5 years it seems. The only other schools in the conference that change the helmet on a regular basis: Vandy and Kentucky. It’s probably no small coincidence that they are probably the 3 crappiest long-term football programs in the SEC.

    Bama – never changes
    Arky – never changes (slight tweaks to Hog, however)
    Auburn – never changes
    Georgia – never changes (they briefly changed the stripe, but that was it)
    LSU – never changes
    Ole Miss – logo never changes, but they have changed the shade of blue a couple times
    Florida – never changes
    Tenn – never changes
    S. Car. – logo never changes, but they have used a black helmet instead of white.

  • Art | December 17, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    Paul,
    What’s the rule for college basketball teams going “color on color”? I know in the Big Ten, teams like Iowa and Minnesota use their yellow jerseys at home and on the road. Let me know.

  • Denis | December 17, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    Check out the UNO hockey jerseys.
    A couple observations:
    1. The UNO 100 jersey patch
    2. The line in the middle of the 7.

    How many other teams or uniforms have a line through a 7.

  • Bob A | December 17, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    The red Sox hat on a crook story is seriously funny. Be sure to read all the way down. You don’t want to miss the same guy with a different hat. Thanks, Dan, for providing me with a good laugh.

  • Denis | December 17, 2008 at 9:22 am |

    Here is the link
    http://insidecollege...

  • =bg= | December 17, 2008 at 9:37 am |

    Santa found me a mint one IN the wrap on eBay. Woo hoo.

  • Rick | December 17, 2008 at 9:39 am |

    Living in rural Missouri in ’72, it was DX gas stations. What I remember about the album was how the Monday Night game pics looked so good.

  • fluxcap | December 17, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”305995″]Re. Eagle’s patch.

    That’s more logo creep and an advertisement for ACME (or “Ack-a-mee” as we like to say in Philadelphia) Markets, a local supermarket chain.

    Many of you may not know this, but at the ACME Company of Warner Bros. cartoon fame, all animals receive unlimited credit.[/quote]

    Which of course reminds me of this (can’t find the video, its been removed from YouTube). ACME is the most overpriced grocery store in the Philly area (more than Whole Foods), figures they would inflict us with excessive logo creep

  • JTH | December 17, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    “Bisons Go Blue for ’09” so naturally, this is the cap Ken Oberkfell wears at the press conference.

  • Glen | December 17, 2008 at 9:49 am |

    [quote comment=”305993″][quote comment=”305992″]terry porter got his uni number retired last night

    who knew?[/quote]

    Trevor Linden is having his #16 retired tonight in VAN. One of the coolest players to look back at, uni-wise, because of all the different VAN unis he wore. Should be a good ceremony, he is loved and adored in VAN.[/quote]

    Are people from or fans of Vancouver that lazy?
    honestly. it sounds like Kenny Tarmac from the Bob and Tom Show

  • Hott Rodd | December 17, 2008 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”305992″]terry porter got his uni number retired last night

    who knew?[/quote]

    The part I found wierd was that Phoenix plays @ Portland tomorrow night.. why not do it then?

  • Bopper | December 17, 2008 at 9:58 am |

    I miss Panini sticker books… they are still big in Europe for soccer…

  • Bopper | December 17, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    ACME, the patch on the Eagles mascot, may be know as Albertsons everywhere else.

  • Brendon | December 17, 2008 at 10:00 am |

    what was the attendance at that bobcats game? 100?

  • oilfan | December 17, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”305985″]That’s real smart Port Credit, don’t let the PROFESSIONALS design your new logo.

    Leave it to amateurs. That’s right, that’s the best way to get some good options.[/quote]

    Considering that’s the equivalent of a local Little League getting a new logo…

  • JTH | December 17, 2008 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”305991″]Best uni matchup of the day yesterday…

    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|84063188%2c84063185%2c84063182%2c84063179%2c84062998%2c84062988%2c84062987%2c84062985%2c84062983%2c84062978%2c84062977%2c84062976%2c84062618%2c84062615%2c84062582%2c84062569%2c84062529%2c84033585%2c84033583%2c84033581%2c84033543%2c84033542%2c84033540%2c84033536%2c84033533%2c84033532%2c84033467%2c84033464%2c84033460%2c84033459%2c84033458%2c84033338%2c84033337%2c84033336%2c84033334%2c84033256%2c84033244%2c84033238%2c84033129%2c84033127%2c84033125%2c84033118%2c84033115%2c84033058%2c84033043%2c84033040%2c84033028%2c84045028%2c84045026%2c84045024%2c84045021%2c84045020%2c84045019%2c84045018%2c84045017%2c84045016%2c84045015%2c84045014%2c84045013%2c84045012|0

    CHI whites are one of my favorite unis in hockey.[/quote]
    Yeah. Hawks, Wings and Habs whites are my three faves.

    The best thing about that game: both Oilers goalies played, so you got to see both sets of “throwback-inspired” mask and pads in action:
    Garon
    Roloson

  • chance | December 17, 2008 at 10:11 am |

    Don’t know about mascots, but as we’ve noted here before the Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders have been branded for a couple years now.

  • Teebz | December 17, 2008 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”306008″]
    Are people from or fans of Vancouver that lazy?
    honestly. it sounds like Kenny Tarmac from the Bob and Tom Show[/quote]

    Exactly what does that mean? How are people in Vancouver or Canuck fans “lazy” from that announcement?

  • Bob A | December 17, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”306016″]Don’t know about mascots, but as we’ve noted here before the Minnesota Vikings cheerleaders have been branded for a couple years now.[/quote]

    wow, thanks for that link. Brightened my day! ;-)

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”306015″][quote comment=”305991″]Best uni matchup of the day yesterday…

    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|84063188%2c84063185%2c84063182%2c84063179%2c84062998%2c84062988%2c84062987%2c84062985%2c84062983%2c84062978%2c84062977%2c84062976%2c84062618%2c84062615%2c84062582%2c84062569%2c84062529%2c84033585%2c84033583%2c84033581%2c84033543%2c84033542%2c84033540%2c84033536%2c84033533%2c84033532%2c84033467%2c84033464%2c84033460%2c84033459%2c84033458%2c84033338%2c84033337%2c84033336%2c84033334%2c84033256%2c84033244%2c84033238%2c84033129%2c84033127%2c84033125%2c84033118%2c84033115%2c84033058%2c84033043%2c84033040%2c84033028%2c84045028%2c84045026%2c84045024%2c84045021%2c84045020%2c84045019%2c84045018%2c84045017%2c84045016%2c84045015%2c84045014%2c84045013%2c84045012|0

    CHI whites are one of my favorite unis in hockey.[/quote]
    Yeah. Hawks, Wings and Habs whites are my three faves.

    The best thing about that game: both Oilers goalies played, so you got to see both sets of “throwback-inspired” mask and pads in action:
    Garon
    Roloson[/quote]

    and quite well, apparently (garon 5 GA, rolo 4 GA)…both played almost 30 minutes each (32-28)

  • Paul Lukas | December 17, 2008 at 10:18 am |

    today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Tom V | December 17, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”306002″]The red Sox hat on a crook story is seriously funny. Be sure to read all the way down. You don’t want to miss the same guy with a different hat. Thanks, Dan, for providing me with a good laugh.[/quote]

    Yeah, the weird hat he wore in the previous robberies had a stylized interlocking white “N” and “Y” on a dark navy cap. Puzzling.

  • chance | December 17, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”306006″][quote comment=”305995″]Re. Eagle’s patch.

    That’s more logo creep and an advertisement for ACME (or “Ack-a-mee” as we like to say in Philadelphia) Markets, a local supermarket chain.

    Many of you may not know this, but at the ACME Company of Warner Bros. cartoon fame, all animals receive unlimited credit.[/quote]

    Which of course reminds me of this (can’t find the video, its been removed from YouTube).[/quote]

    Try Hulu.

  • ClubMedSux | December 17, 2008 at 10:25 am |

    The red Sox hat on a crook story is seriously funny. Be sure to read all the way down. You don’t want to miss the same guy with a different hat. Thanks, Dan, for providing me with a good laugh.

    I couldn’t find that specific hat for sale, but considering how much MLB is charging for the authentic hanging sox cap, I can see why he had to go rob a bank…

  • JTH | December 17, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”306019″][quote comment=”306015″][quote comment=”305991″]Best uni matchup of the day yesterday…

    http://www.gettyimag...|1&axs=0|84063188%2c84063185%2c84063182%2c84063179%2c84062998%2c84062988%2c84062987%2c84062985%2c84062983%2c84062978%2c84062977%2c84062976%2c84062618%2c84062615%2c84062582%2c84062569%2c84062529%2c84033585%2c84033583%2c84033581%2c84033543%2c84033542%2c84033540%2c84033536%2c84033533%2c84033532%2c84033467%2c84033464%2c84033460%2c84033459%2c84033458%2c84033338%2c84033337%2c84033336%2c84033334%2c84033256%2c84033244%2c84033238%2c84033129%2c84033127%2c84033125%2c84033118%2c84033115%2c84033058%2c84033043%2c84033040%2c84033028%2c84045028%2c84045026%2c84045024%2c84045021%2c84045020%2c84045019%2c84045018%2c84045017%2c84045016%2c84045015%2c84045014%2c84045013%2c84045012|0

    CHI whites are one of my favorite unis in hockey.[/quote]
    Yeah. Hawks, Wings and Habs whites are my three faves.

    The best thing about that game: both Oilers goalies played, so you got to see both sets of “throwback-inspired” mask and pads in action:
    Garon
    Roloson[/quote]

    and quite well, apparently (garon 5 GA, rolo 4 GA)…both played almost 30 minutes each (32-28)[/quote]
    Yeah, that’s why the goalies’ gear was literally the best thing about that game. Well, that and the Brendan Fraser conversation.

    I honestly think the fans wanted to see double digits. After the ninth goal, there was a great shot of some Oilers fans giving a standing ovation. And there were some truly bizarre goals in the third period.

  • Anthony | December 17, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    WOW!!!
    What a blast from the past!

    I actually have two versions of the Sunoco sticker book.
    One was a “deluxe” edition that contained a page filled with team history, the other, a condensed version.
    My father was a weekend mechanic at the local Sunoco in New Rochelle, NY when I was a kid and literally brought home bags filled with sticker books and albums. We made 4 albums, giving away two to my cousins.

    NOTE: I’m not sure by looking at the photo if George pasted the entire sticker to the page. I remember that when applying the sticker, I think you were supposed to only glue the very top allowing the viewer to see stats underneath.
    Either way… Great find!
    I’m gonna have to take a trip to my parents and dig up the albums over the holiday.

  • Chris | December 17, 2008 at 10:36 am |

    Wow, that album is awesome.

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”306020″]today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    heh…from the bottom of that article:

    [quote]Paul Lukas would probably have about 47 pinstripes if he played for the Yankees (assuming his flesh didn’t melt at the mere touch of a Yankees jersey, that is).[/quote]

    how do you figure 47? would it not be an even number ;)

  • Dan from PC | December 17, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    Simmons’ new podcast has an interview with an Ohio St. bball player, Mark Trout. Check out his blog’s most recent post, where he talks about the absurd length of Ohio State shorts.

    http://clubtrillion....

    Paul should get him in here for an interview

  • Wes | December 17, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    I was flipping through Our Dumb World (The Onion’s world atlas) last night and came across something that seemed appropriate given yesterday’s main topic. The book has a page on each country, with Onion-style “facts” about each one. As you might expect, the page on Kenya had a lot of marathon references. The gem was in the “history” section:

    “AD 1823: In one of the earliest known endorsement deals, American shoe company Nike offers 30,000 Kenyan slaves their freedom in exchange for wearing exclusively Nike-brand products. The slaves preserve their remaining shreds of human dignity by declining.”

    I never realized Paul wrote for The Onion!

  • interlockingtc | December 17, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    I open the site today and there is an instant, warm wave of recognition. The stamp book! I was 12 in ’72 and remember making multiple bike rides (Schwinn Typhoon) to the one gas station in my little town that offered the stamps.

    Just look at those glorious depictions of the uniforms and logos on the cover…the same painterly aesthetic that was found on the posters offered through SI at the time. Gorgeous.

    And, yes, the label maker name tag G. Fetkovich deemed important as a kid makes this artifact even more endearing and valued.

    Thank you.

  • BDiamond | December 17, 2008 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”306012″]what was the attendance at that bobcats game? 100?[/quote]

    11,225

  • fluxcap | December 17, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”306022″][quote comment=”306006″][quote comment=”305995″]Re. Eagle’s patch.

    That’s more logo creep and an advertisement for ACME (or “Ack-a-mee” as we like to say in Philadelphia) Markets, a local supermarket chain.

    Many of you may not know this, but at the ACME Company of Warner Bros. cartoon fame, all animals receive unlimited credit.[/quote]

    Which of course reminds me of this (can’t find the video, its been removed from YouTube).[/quote]

    Try Hulu.[/quote]

    Already checked there, wasn’t on Hulu, however, Hulu is one of the greatest sites

  • Teebz | December 17, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”306031″][quote comment=”306012″]what was the attendance at that bobcats game? 100?[/quote]

    11,225[/quote]

    Is that “tickets bought” or “asses in seats”?

    Seems the NBA is discovering the NHL’s “attendance tracking software”.

  • JTH | December 17, 2008 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”306027″]today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...
    [/quote]
    Funny, when I started reading that, I wondered if Rick Reuschel wore the most pinstripes in Cubs history and then I got to number 6:
    [quote]6. Rick Reuschel. Admit it, you’d forgotten that Reuschel was briefly a Yankee in 1981.[/quote]
    You’re right. I only remembered him as a Cub and a Giant.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | December 17, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”305990″]Is it just me or are the UTEP women’s uni’s the same template as the WNBA? If that’s true, I hate myself for knowing that.[/quote]

    Looks like it…. bleh!

  • Ricko | December 17, 2008 at 10:52 am |

    Who’s the Saint on that wraparound cover?

    I’ve ID’d Terry Bradshaw (with a strangely red-looking helmet stripe), Butch Byrd?, Ron Johnson, Larry Csonka, Otis Taylor and John Gilliam.

    And the big double Cowboy is…Walt Garrison, maybe?

    —Ricko

  • Joe D | December 17, 2008 at 10:54 am |

    http://www.post-gaze...

    This video could be the future of football. It shows how using sensors in the football and receivers gloves can track where a ball is on the field and could accurately track if someone gets a first down and such. I have a feeling the sensors on the gloves shown would have to shrink considerably before we see this on the field.

  • Peter | December 17, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    (off uni-topic)

    Paul, please don’t let Gov. Patterson get to the point that posting on Uni-Watch gets taxed (like iTunes/Soda/Movie Tix…etc.)…

    (on Uni-Topic)

    The Ray’s “Alt” JERsey looks like their BP from last year

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 10:55 am |

    [quote]the big double Cowboy is…Walt Garrison, maybe[/quote]

    isn’t that staubach? or were you joking

  • Ricko | December 17, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”306039″][quote]the big double Cowboy is…Walt Garrison, maybe[/quote]

    isn’t that staubach? or were you joking[/quote]

    Well, Staubach wasn’t quite “there” yet. Craig Morton started the preceding Super Bowl. Garrison had a pretty good game in that SB, and was a hot property about that time (“just a pinch between my cheek and gum”), so I thought maybe…

  • JTH | December 17, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”306040″][quote comment=”306039″][quote]the big double Cowboy is…Walt Garrison, maybe[/quote]

    isn’t that staubach? or were you joking[/quote]

    Well, Staubach wasn’t quite “there” yet. Craig Morton started the preceding Super Bowl. Garrison had a pretty good game in that SB, and was a hot property about that time (“just a pinch between my cheek and gum”), so I thought maybe…[/quote]
    Patterson had a pretty good game? Wasn’t Staubach the MVP?

  • JTH | December 17, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    Patterson? Duh. I meant Garrison.

  • George | December 17, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    Anthony is correct in that there were two versions of the stamp book as he described. I still have the deluxe edition where I did indeed place the stamps above the player information, revealing their college, position, etc. It was only after completing the edition I sent to Paul that I realized it would be cool to still see that info, and so I began the journey to complete a second!

  • dgc | December 17, 2008 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”306033″][quote comment=”306031″][quote comment=”306012″]what was the attendance at that bobcats game? 100?[/quote]

    11,225[/quote]

    Is that “tickets bought” or “asses in seats”?

    Seems the NBA is discovering the NHL’s “attendance tracking software”.[/quote]

    I think the NHL doesn’t even use “tickets sold”. It’s like “tickets distributed” so they can count the freebie passes.

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    Regarding Miss. State’s new helmets.

    They just hired the receiver coach from my freshman year in college to be head coach.

    http://www.wagnerath...

  • Ricko | December 17, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    It probably IS Staubach, just didn’t quite look like him, so I wondered what other Cowboy it possibly could be. That’s all.

    ’71 was the year Cowboys sorta had a rotating QB with Morton and Staubach, right? Or was it the year before that Morton started, when the Colts beat them in SB V? Don’t recall exactly.

  • Mark W | December 17, 2008 at 11:21 am |

    Under the category of Fat Yankees – Jumbo Brown, 1932-1936 – listed at 295.

    Here’s a pic of him in his later days as a Giant.

    https://www.gfg.com/...

  • Ricko | December 17, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    Was year before, here’s SI SB preview issue. I stand self-corrected re: rotating QB’s.
    http://vault.sportsi...

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”306028″]Simmons’ new podcast has an interview with an Ohio St. bball player, Mark Trout. Check out his blog’s most recent post, where he talks about the absurd length of Ohio State shorts.

    http://clubtrillion....

    Paul should get him in here for an interview[/quote]

    I agree…i wore the gray ones for last week’s rec game…they are awful.

  • Leo | December 17, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”306044″][quote comment=”306033″][quote comment=”306031″][quote comment=”306012″]what was the attendance at that bobcats game? 100?[/quote]

    11,225[/quote]

    Is that “tickets bought” or “asses in seats”?

    Seems the NBA is discovering the NHL’s “attendance tracking software”.[/quote]

    I think the NHL doesn’t even use “tickets sold”. It’s like “tickets distributed” so they can count the freebie passes.[/quote]

    The other thing to remember from that Bobcats’ photo is that maybe some people were out in the concourse buying snacks, beer, etc.

    I’ve always been of the opinion that the best time is during a lull in the action. And, what is a bigger lull than when a Bobcats game is being played?

  • Matt | December 17, 2008 at 11:26 am |

    According to the New Orleans Saints’ 1971 and 1972 rosters at nosaintshistory.com, number 78 was OT Glenn Ray Hines.

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”306001″]Check out the UNO hockey jerseys.
    A couple observations:
    1. The UNO 100 jersey patch
    2. The line in the middle of the 7.

    How many other teams or uniforms have a line through a 7.[/quote]

    I could be mistaken, but that is considered a Cyrillic seven.

  • Wade Harder | December 17, 2008 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”306045″]Regarding Miss. State’s new helmets.

    They just hired the receiver coach from my freshman year in college to be head coach.

    http://www.wagnerath...

    This is the first thing I thought of when I saw State’s new helmet.

    http://myfinecollect...

    Not a big fan of the new block M or the fact that they’re switching to Adidas. Please no rib cage horns.

  • scott | December 17, 2008 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”306038″](off uni-topic)

    Paul, please don’t let Gov. Patterson get to the point that posting on Uni-Watch gets taxed (like iTunes/Soda/Movie Tix…etc.)…

    (on Uni-Topic)

    The Ray’s “Alt” JERsey looks like their BP from last year[/quote]

    Without the side panels, though, and with some new piping down the front. Another lazy alt jersey that is essentially just a colored version of the white jersey. I think they should have made the St. Pete Pelicans jerseys their permanent alts.

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”306053″][quote comment=”306045″]Regarding Miss. State’s new helmets.

    They just hired the receiver coach from my freshman year in college to be head coach.

    http://www.wagnerath...

    This is the first thing I thought of when I saw State’s new helmet.

    http://myfinecollect...

    Not a big fan of the new block M or the fact that they’re switching to Adidas. Please no rib cage horns.[/quote]

    Their unis have been made by Russell but have worn Adidas cleats for some time now:

    http://cache.daylife...

  • JTH | December 17, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”306050″]
    I’ve always been of the opinion that the best time is during a lull in the action. And, what is a bigger lull than when a Bobcats game is being played?[/quote]
    I see your Bobcats and raise you a couple of Grizzlies.

  • Lomion | December 17, 2008 at 11:46 am |

    This is some truly historic and important research you’re doing in that ESPN column. Did someone say Pulitzer?

    Seriously, though, I love it, keep it up.

  • Ricko | December 17, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”306051″]According to the New Orleans Saints’ 1971 and 1972 rosters at nosaintshistory.com, number 78 was OT Glenn Ray Hines.[/quote]

    Thanks. Never would have got that one.

  • Patrick | December 17, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    Here’s another vote for an interview with the Ohio State blog guy – that would be entertaining as hell.

  • tom farley | December 17, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    ‘71 was the year Cowboys sorta had a rotating QB with Morton and Staubach, right? Or was it the year before that Morton started, when the Colts beat them in SB V? Don’t recall exactly.
    Ricko, ’71 was the season where Landry could not make up his mind re: Morton or Staubach. His indecision reached its zenith in a game at Soldier Field, where he had them alternate plays. A bad Bears team beat ’em, dropping them to 3-4.

    Thereafter, he went to Staubauch full-time and they didn’t lose again that season.

    (including a positively surreal Labatt’s commercial)
    It’s mind-blowing. Skip ahead to the 6:00 mark on the clip if you don’t want to sit through the introductions.

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

  • kbutler | December 17, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    yah. those UTEP women hoopsters side panels might be a little outrageous, but one player last year looked very good in them!

    http://www.sportsbyb... (sorry dont know how to make a hyperlink)

    and as a Mississippi State University student, the new logos are going to have top grow on me…

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | December 17, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    All three Bulls uniforms are made with that shinny dazzle material…

    http://www2.pictures...

    http://thestartingfi...

    Wish they would cut that out…

  • floormaster squeeze | December 17, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    Reuschel, my favorite player as a kid, was large but pretty agile. As a good hitting pitcher, it probably isn’t too surprising he occasionally pinch hit. What is more surprising to non-fans of that era is that he pinch ran (he was big but of at least average speed and was very smart on the bases).

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | December 17, 2008 at 12:09 pm |

    ANOTHER INTERESTING THING ABOUT THIS PHOTO…
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    The Bulls have never before worn black socks and footwear in the regular season. Only in the playoffs

    http://media.college...

    http://pictopia.com/...

    http://pictopia.com/...

    http://images.niceki...

  • Johnny F. | December 17, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”306007″]”Bisons Go Blue for ’09” so naturally, this is the cap Ken Oberkfell wears at the press conference.[/quote]

    You had to know it was coming. When I saw the link, I was excited to see a new team in Mets colors…but worried I’d see too much black. And sure as shit, not only is there black, there is wayyy too much. The sad part is, it’s almost exactly what I’d expect. Only surprise- the blue doesn’t look right to me. It should be darker. It looks more like a OKC Thunder developmental team, than a Mets affiliate.

    My hopes for a trend back to blue and orange….get pushed to next year, I suppose.

    Mets fans need to start an organized movement. BLACK IS WHACK.

  • Leo | December 17, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”306056″][quote comment=”306050″]
    I’ve always been of the opinion that the best time is during a lull in the action. And, what is a bigger lull than when a Bobcats game is being played?[/quote]
    I see your Bobcats and raise you a couple of Grizzlies.[/quote]

    I’ll see your Grizzlies and raise you one stolen NBDL team.

    http://www.flickr.co...

  • JTH | December 17, 2008 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”306063″]Reuschel, my favorite player as a kid, was large but pretty agile. As a good hitting pitcher, it probably isn’t too surprising he occasionally pinch hit. What is more surprising to non-fans of that era is that he pinch ran (he was big but of at least average speed and was very smart on the bases).[/quote]
    YES! He could run surprisingly well for a big dude.

    Another thing that I liked about him as a kid was his unorthodox delivery — no leg kick whatsoever, just a slide step whether there were runners on base or not.

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 12:44 pm |
  • JTH | December 17, 2008 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”306064″]ANOTHER INTERESTING THING ABOUT THIS PHOTO…
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    The Bulls have never before worn black socks and footwear in the regular season. Only in the playoffs

    http://media.college...
    [/quote]
    Yeah, apparently they’re doing that when they wear the alts this year. And you’re right about that shiny material. It looks fucking horrible.

  • Teebz | December 17, 2008 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”306068″]
    http://i256.photobuc...

    The Human Race! Powers, was the Run, Fatboy, Run movie based on your trials? LOL

    Kidding, big guy!

    [quote comment=”306068″]Oh, and I had to help with a gingerbread project!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Gratuitous wife photos aside, that gingerbread project does look deeeelish!

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 12:51 pm |

    k-rod introduced at shea citifield today…

    what, no jersey…or did i miss that somehow

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”306070″][quote comment=”306068″]
    http://i256.photobuc...

    The Human Race! Powers, was the Run, Fatboy, Run movie based on your trials? LOL

    Kidding, big guy!

    [quote comment=”306068″]Oh, and I had to help with a gingerbread project!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Gratuitous wife photos aside, that gingerbread project does look deeeelish![/quote]

    The GB House took FOREVER!

    I cut all of the forms out of heavy gauge cardboard and then my wife made all of the icing.

    The kids lasted through about two and a half trees worth of decorating.

    all the while I was running up and down the stairs trying to catch as much as possible of TGGEP cuz the kids wanted to watch the new Willy Wonka.

    My room is a veritable Ricko’s den of UW worthy stuff!

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”306068″]Oh, and I had to help with a gingerbread project!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    damn that looks tasty

  • Paul Lukas | December 17, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”306068″]I apologize for going “Missing in Action” for a bit.

    I’ve been busy redecorating:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Oh, and I had to help with a gingerbread project!

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Geez, Matt, how many of my articles do you have up on that wall? Do I get royalties or something?

  • Teebz | December 17, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”306072″]
    My room is a veritable Ricko’s den of UW worthy stuff![/quote]

    The kitchen or the classroom? LOL

    Solid work on what will soon be known as Gingerbread Field – I assume it will be levelled by Christmas? ;o)

  • Paul | December 17, 2008 at 12:55 pm |

    Strange convergence of topics today – my brother had one of those stamp books but it was for the NHL, and it was sponsored by and sold at the ACME store when we were kids. Here’s one on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Joe D | December 17, 2008 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”306054″][quote comment=”306038″](off uni-topic)

    Paul, please don’t let Gov. Patterson get to the point that posting on Uni-Watch gets taxed (like iTunes/Soda/Movie Tix…etc.)…

    (on Uni-Topic)

    The Ray’s “Alt” JERsey looks like their BP from last year[/quote]

    Without the side panels, though, and with some new piping down the front. Another lazy alt jersey that is essentially just a colored version of the white jersey. I think they should have made the St. Pete Pelicans jerseys their permanent alts.[/quote]

    Yeah, the Pelicans jersey was pretty cool, but they always have a different area throwback jersey every year. Before the Pelicans against the 80’s Astros was the St. Pete Saints against the Brooklyn Dodgers and before that was the Tampa Tarpons playing the 70’s Atlanta Braves. If they hold to tradition and do throwbacks again on a Saturday against a National League team, look for them to do it against the Nationals or the Marlins. My bet would be an old Washington Senators game.

  • Teebz | December 17, 2008 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”306076″]Strange convergence of topics today – my brother had one of those stamp books but it was for the NHL, and it was sponsored by and sold at the ACME store when we were kids. Here’s one on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Whoa! Who is the Maple Leafs player with the beard in the bottom middle?

    I’ve never seen that before, and, from what I know, the Leafs never allowed grizzled beards like that EVER. Lanny MacDonald was forced to shave his due to team policy.

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”306075″][quote comment=”306072″]
    My room is a veritable Ricko’s den of UW worthy stuff![/quote]

    The kitchen or the classroom? LOL

    Solid work on what will soon be known as Gingerbread Field – I assume it will be levelled by Christmas? ;o)[/quote]

    Paul, just two.

    The rest are great articles that either I or my father had cut out of the Times, Magazines etc.

    Some of those articles are over 20 years old!

    I laminate everything to protect them form weathering.

    And no, Teebz. The GB house will become a treat for the squirrels after Christmas.

    They’ll be sugared up for MONTHS.

    And Phil, nice double entendre.

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”306078″][quote comment=”306076″]Strange convergence of topics today – my brother had one of those stamp books but it was for the NHL, and it was sponsored by and sold at the ACME store when we were kids. Here’s one on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Whoa! Who is the Maple Leafs player with the beard in the bottom middle?

    I’ve never seen that before, and, from what I know, the Leafs never allowed grizzled beards like that EVER. Lanny MacDonald was forced to shave his due to team policy.[/quote]

    is it bill flett?

  • Paul Lukas | December 17, 2008 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”306079″]Paul, just two.

    The rest are great articles that either I or my father had cut out of the Times, Magazines etc.

    Some of those articles are over 20 years old!

    I laminate everything to protect them form weathering.[/quote]

    Nice. I’m honored to have some of my work immortalized on your wall.

  • Teebz | December 17, 2008 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”306080″]
    is it bill flett?[/quote]

    Good call, Phil! I had forgotten he went from Philly to Toronto. The image is clearly from his Philly days as the orange in the bottom-left of the stamp would suggest.

  • K.G. | December 17, 2008 at 1:09 pm |

    I didn’t think my UTEP comment would be seen as I posted kinda late, but even my roommate saw them and had to say something. He is just now starting to get it.

  • jokstrap | December 17, 2008 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”306055″][quote comment=”306053″][quote comment=”306045″]Regarding Miss. State’s new helmets.

    They just hired the receiver coach from my freshman year in college to be head coach.

    http://www.wagnerath...

    This is the first thing I thought of when I saw State’s new helmet.

    http://myfinecollect...

    Not a big fan of the new block M or the fact that they’re switching to Adidas. Please no rib cage horns.[/quote]

    Their unis have been made by Russell but have worn Adidas cleats for some time now:

    http://cache.daylife...

    Check out the UCF player who is wearing Nike cleats…He better not transfer to Notre Dame!

  • Al | December 17, 2008 at 1:13 pm |

    To be fair to the Charlotte crowd…considering the state of that franchise, and the fact that the two biggest employers in the area are Wachovia and Bank of America…you gotta think those two don’t add up to creating big crowds at Cable Company Arena.

  • Jim MI | December 17, 2008 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”306078″][quote comment=”306076″]Strange convergence of topics today – my brother had one of those stamp books but it was for the NHL, and it was sponsored by and sold at the ACME store when we were kids. Here’s one on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Whoa! Who is the Maple Leafs player with the beard in the bottom middle?

    I’ve never seen that before, and, from what I know, the Leafs never allowed grizzled beards like that EVER. Lanny MacDonald was forced to shave his due to team policy.[/quote]

    Well Teebz,

    According to the players on the listing,

    Gary Sabourin played for TOR in 74-75, but i don’t think that’s him in the picture…

    If I read it correctly, looks like he plays RW and possibly his first name is Bill…. last name is too fuzzy.

    Let the investigation begin!

  • Jim MI | December 17, 2008 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”306086″][quote comment=”306078″][quote comment=”306076″]Strange convergence of topics today – my brother had one of those stamp books but it was for the NHL, and it was sponsored by and sold at the ACME store when we were kids. Here’s one on ebay:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Whoa! Who is the Maple Leafs player with the beard in the bottom middle?

    I’ve never seen that before, and, from what I know, the Leafs never allowed grizzled beards like that EVER. Lanny MacDonald was forced to shave his due to team policy.[/quote]

    Well Teebz,

    According to the players on the listing,

    Gary Sabourin played for TOR in 74-75, but i don’t think that’s him in the picture…

    If I read it correctly, looks like he plays RW and possibly his first name is Bill…. last name is too fuzzy.

    Let the investigation begin![/quote]

    Bill Flett!!

    Here’s a pic of him in PHI a year earlier.

    LOVE IT!
    http://www.flyershis...

  • Jim MI | December 17, 2008 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”306082″][quote comment=”306080″]
    is it bill flett?[/quote]

    Good call, Phil! I had forgotten he went from Philly to Toronto. The image is clearly from his Philly days as the orange in the bottom-left of the stamp would suggest.[/quote]

    oops, sorry got to the party a bit late…. :)

  • Teebz | December 17, 2008 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”306088″][quote comment=”306082″][quote comment=”306080″]
    is it bill flett?[/quote]

    Good call, Phil! I had forgotten he went from Philly to Toronto. The image is clearly from his Philly days as the orange in the bottom-left of the stamp would suggest.[/quote]

    oops, sorry got to the party a bit late…. :)[/quote]

    We still appreciate the CSI work, Jim. ;o)

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”306084″][quote comment=”306055″][quote comment=”306053″][quote comment=”306045″]Regarding Miss. State’s new helmets.

    They just hired the receiver coach from my freshman year in college to be head coach.

    http://www.wagnerath...

    This is the first thing I thought of when I saw State’s new helmet.

    http://myfinecollect...

    Not a big fan of the new block M or the fact that they’re switching to Adidas. Please no rib cage horns.[/quote]

    Their unis have been made by Russell but have worn Adidas cleats for some time now:

    http://cache.daylife...

    Check out the UCF player who is wearing Nike cleats…He better not transfer to Notre Dame![/quote]

    Good catch! I must be slipping…I posted that and did not see it.

    Proof that kickers don’t count!

  • Dond | December 17, 2008 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”305994″]I had forgotten how back then pretty much all the NFL games started at 1 eastern. http://farm4.static....

    I think all those times are listed as local times, not eastern time. No way west coast teams played at 1:00 eastern.

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote]I’m honored to have some of my work immortalized on your wall.[/quote]

    as long as you’re not bobby rayburn to his gil renard ;)

  • Johnny F. | December 17, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”306085″]To be fair to the Charlotte crowd…considering the state of that franchise, and the fact that the two biggest employers in the area are Wachovia and Bank of America…you gotta think those two don’t add up to creating big crowds at Cable Company Arena.[/quote]

    When I lived in SW Virginia over the last year (2hrs from Charlotte), I played quite a bit of rec basketball. I can’t even begin to tell you what a joke the Charlotte basketball team is to that region. When you couple that, with absolutely obsessed ACC basketball fans…. you get zero excitement over a poor NBA product. That team would have to win 50 games to garner any attention at all. People just do not care. They’ve become a punch line for basketball jokes (usually during a pickup game blowout… “What are we, the damn Bobcats!??”), more than a topic of discussion.

  • Johnny F. | December 17, 2008 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”306090″][quote comment=”306084″][quote comment=”306055″][quote comment=”306053″][quote comment=”306045″]Regarding Miss. State’s new helmets.

    They just hired the receiver coach from my freshman year in college to be head coach.

    http://www.wagnerath...

    This is the first thing I thought of when I saw State’s new helmet.

    http://myfinecollect...

    Not a big fan of the new block M or the fact that they’re switching to Adidas. Please no rib cage horns.[/quote]

    Their unis have been made by Russell but have worn Adidas cleats for some time now:

    http://cache.daylife...

    Check out the UCF player who is wearing Nike cleats…He better not transfer to Notre Dame![/quote]

    Good catch! I must be slipping…I posted that and did not see it.

    Proof that kickers don’t count![/quote]

    Powers! Once things slow down a bit for me, I’ll get a hold of you. I’ll probably give you a buzz over Christmas break if that’s cool.

    Kickers do count! Need I remind you of the 44 & 46 year old pro bowlers, from the G-Men!?

  • ScottyJ in WV | December 17, 2008 at 1:35 pm |

    The Advanced-A Charlotte Stone Crabs are unveiling their new logo today…

    http://www.stonecrab...

  • Jim Walaitis | December 17, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”305981″]Those aren’t stars — they’re pick axes.

    seeing the pick-axes on UTEP’s basketball uni reminds me of my favorite video game from my childhood… Pick Axe Pete on the Magnavox Odyssey2 :) ahhh, the pixelated hours that i spent on that![/quote]

    Can’t believe nobody else has followed up on this. I could never undstand why ANYONE else had Atari, when they could have an Odyssey2 with a KEYBOARD! Pick Axe Pete … if I recall, that was Magnavox’s take on Donkey Kong, correct? My favorite was K.C. Munchkin (a not-so-sublty disguised version of Pac Man). Good stuff. I didn’t have a 1972 NFL sticker album, so I’ll take my trip down memory lane from this post.

  • DenverGregg | December 17, 2008 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”305998″]Remember at the time thinking how odd that the Cardinals home jersey on the cover was wrong. No sleeve stripes on the red jersey.[/quote]
    I can’t believe no one mentioned that Csonka’s facemask is missing the distinctive upper loop, although he may not have worn that prior to 1972.

    Also don’t the socks look wrong?

    Was great to see the shot of Mike Current.

  • Jim Walaitis | December 17, 2008 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”306071″]k-rod introduced at shea citifield today…

    what, no jersey…or did i miss that somehow[/quote]

    Put a jersey and real cap on him, then he’s no longer an advertisement for … the ballpark’s corporate sponsor.

  • Jim Walaitis | December 17, 2008 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”306097″][quote comment=”305998″]Remember at the time thinking how odd that the Cardinals home jersey on the cover was wrong. No sleeve stripes on the red jersey.[/quote]
    I can’t believe no one mentioned that Csonka’s facemask is missing the distinctive upper loop, although he may not have worn that prior to 1972.

    Also don’t the socks look wrong?

    Was great to see the shot of Mike Current.[/quote]

    Think he’d look the same in a current photo?

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”306094″][quote comment=”306090″][quote comment=”306084″][quote comment=”306055″][quote comment=”306053″][quote comment=”306045″]Regarding Miss. State’s new helmets.

    They just hired the receiver coach from my freshman year in college to be head coach.

    http://www.wagnerath...

    This is the first thing I thought of when I saw State’s new helmet.

    http://myfinecollect...

    Not a big fan of the new block M or the fact that they’re switching to Adidas. Please no rib cage horns.[/quote]

    Their unis have been made by Russell but have worn Adidas cleats for some time now:

    http://cache.daylife...

    Check out the UCF player who is wearing Nike cleats…He better not transfer to Notre Dame![/quote]

    Good catch! I must be slipping…I posted that and did not see it.

    Proof that kickers don’t count![/quote]

    Powers! Once things slow down a bit for me, I’ll get a hold of you. I’ll probably give you a buzz over Christmas break if that’s cool.

    Kickers do count! Need I remind you of the 44 & 46 year old pro bowlers, from the G-Men!?[/quote]

    No worries…I have the best schedule on Earth!

    Kickers…blurg.

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”306092″][quote]I’m honored to have some of my work immortalized on your wall.[/quote]

    as long as you’re not bobby rayburn to his gil renard ;)[/quote]

    I had to look that up, but definitely not!

    Ray Finkel/Lois Einhorn to Dan Marino

  • Jim MI | December 17, 2008 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”306089″][quote comment=”306088″][quote comment=”306082″][quote comment=”306080″]
    is it bill flett?[/quote]

    Good call, Phil! I had forgotten he went from Philly to Toronto. The image is clearly from his Philly days as the orange in the bottom-left of the stamp would suggest.[/quote]

    oops, sorry got to the party a bit late…. :)[/quote]

    We still appreciate the CSI work, Jim. ;o)[/quote]

    Reminds me of one of my favorite NHL beards…

    http://www.legendsof...

    Ken Morrow

  • chance | December 17, 2008 at 2:25 pm |
  • LarenR | December 17, 2008 at 2:28 pm |

    I just got this holiday card from the Giants.

    There appear to be a few inaccuracies in the illustration. I don’t remember Lincecum (or any Giant) ever wearing all orange…and the pants piping looks a little bit off…and he should have a bit more hair. And I’m pretty sure home plate isn’t on top of the mound.

    But Junior Giant Leslie did do a really nice job capturing Timmy Franchise’s unique followthrough.

  • slurpeeman | December 17, 2008 at 2:28 pm |

    Little-known fact: The band in that LeBatt’s commercial would later change their name to Rush.

  • Nate | December 17, 2008 at 2:34 pm |

    I have the Vikings version of the Holiday Halftime Christmas album. It’s exactly the same except at the beginning where they say a holiday greeting from the Minnesota Vikings instaad of the Dallas Cowboys.

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”306104″]I just got this holiday card from the Giants.

    There appear to be a few inaccuracies in the illustration. I don’t remember Lincecum (or any Giant) ever wearing all orange…and the pants piping looks a little bit off…and he should have a bit more hair. And I’m pretty sure home plate isn’t on top of the mound.

    But Junior Giant Leslie did do a really nice job capturing Timmy Franchise’s unique followthrough.[/quote]

    god forbid leslie could have chosen the stirruped version

    /damn kids

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”306104″]I just got this holiday card from the Giants.

    There appear to be a few inaccuracies in the illustration. I don’t remember Lincecum (or any Giant) ever wearing all orange…and the pants piping looks a little bit off…and he should have a bit more hair. And I’m pretty sure home plate isn’t on top of the mound.

    But Junior Giant Leslie did do a really nice job capturing Timmy Franchise’s unique followthrough.[/quote]

    If the Star Wars banter didn’t cement it…it is now DEFINITELY official…dissecting kids artwork…We are nerds!

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 2:41 pm |

    dammit…the sarcasm tags are broken again

  • Teebz | December 17, 2008 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”306108″][quote comment=”306104″]I just got this holiday card from the Giants.

    There appear to be a few inaccuracies in the illustration. I don’t remember Lincecum (or any Giant) ever wearing all orange…and the pants piping looks a little bit off…and he should have a bit more hair. And I’m pretty sure home plate isn’t on top of the mound.

    But Junior Giant Leslie did do a really nice job capturing Timmy Franchise’s unique followthrough.[/quote]

    If the Star Wars banter didn’t cement it…it is now DEFINITELY official…dissecting kids artwork…We are nerds![/quote]

    Or this guy. LOL

  • chance | December 17, 2008 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”306106″]I have the Vikings version of the Holiday Halftime Christmas album. It’s exactly the same except at the beginning where they say a holiday greeting from the Minnesota Vikings instaad of the Dallas Cowboys.[/quote]

    Oh, man. Looks like all the teams did this.

    Have to track down the Packers’ version.

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”306110″][quote comment=”306108″]If the Star Wars banter didn’t cement it…it is now DEFINITELY official…dissecting kids artwork…We are nerds![/quote]

    Or this guy. LOL[/quote]

    that sound you heard is JTH removing his avatar

  • JTH | December 17, 2008 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”306112″][quote comment=”306110″][quote comment=”306108″]If the Star Wars banter didn’t cement it…it is now DEFINITELY official…dissecting kids artwork…We are nerds![/quote]

    Or this guy. LOL[/quote]

    that sound you heard is JTH removing his avatar[/quote]
    …or not. This is what I got when I clicked on Teebz’ link:
    [quote]

    Notification

    Request Blocked by URL Filter Database
    Your request to URL “http://www.thebestpageintheuniverse.net/c.cgi?u=irule” has been blocked by the Webwasher URL Filter Database.

    The URL is listed under categories (Profanity, Blogs/Wiki), which are not allowed by your administrator at this time.

    The following TrustedSource reputation level was assigned: Neutral.
    URL Filter Database serial number: 14627 generated 17/Dec/2008:13:51:22 -0600 by CH2WebWasher1 (Webwasher 6.7.6 Build 3649)[quote]

  • The Hemogoblin | December 17, 2008 at 2:54 pm |

    Probably not the first person to say it today, but is PK Park for Uncle Phil?

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 2:54 pm |

    BTW…the buzz in New York is that the Yankees are going to go after Manny Ramirez.

    Besides the obvious “Clubhouse Cancer” reasons as to why it is a bad idea, there are more pressing uni-matters at hand.

    1. His hair
    2. The cut of the uniform. I think that Manny could give CC or Reuschel a run for their money, pinstripe-wise.
    3. I will want the Yanks. I will root for the Yanks. hell, I might go to a handful of games.
    However, I will be highly disgusted. There is NO loyalty whatsoever.

    In this month’s Esquire, Alice Cooper mentions in the great section, “What I’ve Learned”:

    “Mickey Mantlenever played for the Orioles. Now, It’s hard to get behind a player when you know he may not be there next year because some other team will pay him $5 million more.”

    Combine that with the headline that Rafael Furcal is deciding on the Braves or Dodgers.

    That is like me leaving my wife for another woman. A year or two later I then can’t decide whether to get back with her or the woman I’ve been shacked up with.

    Disgraceful!

  • Kevin | December 17, 2008 at 2:54 pm |

    completely unrelated to anything today, but has anyone seen the new texas rangers stuff for next year? i remember hearing they were going to go back to red as the predominant color. anyone?

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”306107″][quote comment=”306104″]I just got this holiday card from the Giants.

    There appear to be a few inaccuracies in the illustration. I don’t remember Lincecum (or any Giant) ever wearing all orange…and the pants piping looks a little bit off…and he should have a bit more hair. And I’m pretty sure home plate isn’t on top of the mound.

    But Junior Giant Leslie did do a really nice job capturing Timmy Franchise’s unique followthrough.[/quote]

    god forbid leslie could have chosen the stirruped version

    /damn kids[/quote]

    The crayola artwork could also be a smokescreen.

    That could be the Giants early warning that an orange alt is on the way.

  • Bob W | December 17, 2008 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”306044″][quote comment=”306033″][quote comment=”306031″][quote comment=”306012″]what was the attendance at that bobcats game? 100?[/quote]

    11,225[/quote]

    Is that “tickets bought” or “asses in seats”?

    Seems the NBA is discovering the NHL’s “attendance tracking software”.[/quote]

    I think the NHL doesn’t even use “tickets sold”. It’s like “tickets distributed” so they can count the freebie passes.[/quote]

    “Tickets distributed” in standard in the ticketing industry. I don’t think you’ll find any team, league, college that announces the “drop count”, AKA “butts in seats.”

  • WSCopic | December 17, 2008 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”306116″]BTW…the buzz in New York is that the Yankees are going to go after Manny Ramirez.

    Besides the obvious “Clubhouse Cancer” reasons as to why it is a bad idea, there are more pressing uni-matters at hand.

    1. His hair
    2. The cut of the uniform. I think that Manny could give CC or Reuschel a run for their money, pinstripe-wise.
    3. I will want the Yanks. I will root for the Yanks. hell, I might go to a handful of games.
    However, I will be highly disgusted. There is NO loyalty whatsoever.

    In this month’s Esquire, Alice Cooper mentions in the great section, “What I’ve Learned”:

    “Mickey Mantlenever played for the Orioles. Now, It’s hard to get behind a player when you know he may not be there next year because some other team will pay him $5 million more.”

    Combine that with the headline that Rafael Furcal is deciding on the Braves or Dodgers.

    That is like me leaving my wife for another woman. A year or two later I then can’t decide whether to get back with her or the woman I’ve been shacked up with.

    Disgraceful![/quote]

    Truer words have not been spoken.

    The lack of fan loyalty these days is, I believe, directly attributed to this trend. The same goes for NFL, though to a much lesser extent. Guys used to play 90% or more of their careers in one place. Times have just changed, I suppose.

  • Bob W | December 17, 2008 at 3:10 pm |

    Love the Grey Cup link. Having lived near our fine northern border, I used to watch my share of CFL action.

    For uniwatchers, found this nice CFL history production on Youtube (a 3-parter), with tons of great footage over the years showing all the unicentric shots you can handle (part 1). Be on the alert for lots of stripes, HUGE numbers, etc.:
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • The Hemogoblin | December 17, 2008 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”306118″][quote comment=”306107″][quote comment=”306104″]I just got this holiday card from the Giants.

    There appear to be a few inaccuracies in the illustration. I don’t remember Lincecum (or any Giant) ever wearing all orange…and the pants piping looks a little bit off…and he should have a bit more hair. And I’m pretty sure home plate isn’t on top of the mound.

    But Junior Giant Leslie did do a really nice job capturing Timmy Franchise’s unique followthrough.[/quote]

    god forbid leslie could have chosen the stirruped version

    /damn kids[/quote]

    The crayola artwork could also be a smokescreen.

    That could be the Giants early warning that an orange alt is on the way.[/quote]

    Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease come out with it. Please please please. I want to see that, with orange pants, preferably.

    Sorry, I have a thing with orange. That’s why I wear a U of O cap with the alternate orange duck foot on it…

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”306122″]Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease come out with it. Please please please. I want to see that, with orange pants, preferably.

    Sorry, I have a thing with orange. That’s why I wear a U of O cap with the alternate orange duck foot on it…[/quote]

    yeah…lets not go there again, shall we?

  • Jim MI | December 17, 2008 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”306120″][quote comment=”306116″]BTW…the buzz in New York is that the Yankees are going to go after Manny Ramirez.

    Besides the obvious “Clubhouse Cancer” reasons as to why it is a bad idea, there are more pressing uni-matters at hand.

    1. His hair
    2. The cut of the uniform. I think that Manny could give CC or Reuschel a run for their money, pinstripe-wise.
    3. I will want the Yanks. I will root for the Yanks. hell, I might go to a handful of games.
    However, I will be highly disgusted. There is NO loyalty whatsoever.

    In this month’s Esquire, Alice Cooper mentions in the great section, “What I’ve Learned”:

    “Mickey Mantlenever played for the Orioles. Now, It’s hard to get behind a player when you know he may not be there next year because some other team will pay him $5 million more.”

    Combine that with the headline that Rafael Furcal is deciding on the Braves or Dodgers.

    That is like me leaving my wife for another woman. A year or two later I then can’t decide whether to get back with her or the woman I’ve been shacked up with.

    Disgraceful![/quote]

    Truer words have not been spoken.

    The lack of fan loyalty these days is, I believe, directly attributed to this trend. The same goes for NFL, though to a much lesser extent. Guys used to play 90% or more of their careers in one place. Times have just changed, I suppose.[/quote]

    Result of Free Agency. I wonder time to time what sports would be like today if FA wasn’t around. They could still trade, but imagine most of the superstars in your favorite sport still with the team that drafted them… wow.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 17, 2008 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”306123″][quote comment=”306122″]Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease come out with it. Please please please. I want to see that, with orange pants, preferably.

    Sorry, I have a thing with orange. That’s why I wear a U of O cap with the alternate orange duck foot on it…[/quote]

    yeah…lets not go there again, shall we?[/quote]

    Phil, the only thing wrong with those are the black stirrups. They should either be orange or have orange sanitaries.

  • mike | December 17, 2008 at 3:20 pm |

    Any free until next Tuesday?
    http://www.ajc.com/m...

  • DenverGregg | December 17, 2008 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”306046″]It probably IS Staubach, just didn’t quite look like him, so I wondered what other Cowboy it possibly could be. That’s all.

    ’71 was the year Cowboys sorta had a rotating QB with Morton and Staubach, right? Or was it the year before that Morton started, when the Colts beat them in SB V? Don’t recall exactly.[/quote]
    Maybe the double Cowboy was an homage to the pair of QB starters?

  • Mike Engle | December 17, 2008 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”306125″][quote comment=”306123″][quote comment=”306122″]Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease come out with it. Please please please. I want to see that, with orange pants, preferably.

    Sorry, I have a thing with orange. That’s why I wear a U of O cap with the alternate orange duck foot on it…[/quote]

    yeah…lets not go there again, shall we?[/quote]

    Phil, the only thing wrong with those are the black stirrups. They should either be orange or have orange sanitaries.[/quote]
    You know, there is that other school in Oregon that wears a lot of orange…
    (UO must be a great school, the way you agonize over loving a rival’s color.)
    {/sarcasm> (See, LI Phil? Fixed the tag.)

  • Namhob | December 17, 2008 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”306118″][quote comment=”306107″][quote comment=”306104″]I just got this holiday card from the Giants.

    There appear to be a few inaccuracies in the illustration. I don’t remember Lincecum (or any Giant) ever wearing all orange…and the pants piping looks a little bit off…and he should have a bit more hair. And I’m pretty sure home plate isn’t on top of the mound.

    But Junior Giant Leslie did do a really nice job capturing Timmy Franchise’s unique followthrough.[/quote]

    god forbid leslie could have chosen the stirruped version

    /damn kids[/quote]

    The crayola artwork could also be a smokescreen.

    That could be the Giants early warning that an orange alt is on the way.[/quote]
    And going monochrome to boot…scary indeed.

  • War Damn Eagle | December 17, 2008 at 3:35 pm |

    This is a little “douchey”

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Johnny F. | December 17, 2008 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”306130″]This is a little “douchey”

    http://sports.yahoo....

    War damn eagle,

    What’s douchey is how your school picked a jackass new head coach with an AWFUL record at Iowa State, and ignored a wonderfully talented Turner Gill. The “good ole boy” network strikes again (guy hired was D-coord. @ Auburn a few years back)! Auburn, racist? You betcha. Charles Barkley is actually right. At least Buffalo will continue it’s resurgence, behind an awesome coach. AU’s loss is BU’s gain.

    If I was the closer for the Mets, my shirt would have my nickname embroidered on my cuff too. AND I’d have interlocking “NY” platinum cufflinks to boot (which I will have for my wedding!).

  • Adam | December 17, 2008 at 3:49 pm |

    So I had chunky soup for lunch, “the official soup and chili of the NFL” and they are still using the old NFL logo for the top of the can…expiration in 2010. Wonder when they will use the updated NFL logo…

  • Adam | December 17, 2008 at 3:50 pm |

    soup expires in 2010 that is…not the logo

  • Mike Engle | December 17, 2008 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”306130″]This is a little “douchey”

    http://sports.yahoo....
    What more douche-y of a sleeve monogram? KROD or Manny Ramirez’s MBM? (Yes, that stands for “Manny Being Manny.”)

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”306130″]This is a little “douchey”

    http://sports.yahoo....

    nice to see the pins and blue cap tho

    and settle down there johnny

  • Johnny F. | December 17, 2008 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”306135″][quote comment=”306130″]This is a little “douchey”

    http://sports.yahoo....

    nice to see the pins and blue cap tho

    and settle down there johnny[/quote]

    Oh Phil, it wasn’t thaaaat bad. And yes- blue hat and the pins look awesome. Love the #75 too.

  • Ricko | December 17, 2008 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”306133″]soup expires in 2010 that is…not the logo[/quote]

    Same as Gus Frerotte and Kurt Warner, roughly.
    If they’re lucky.

  • Ricko | December 17, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”306137″][quote comment=”306133″]soup expires in 2010 that is…not the logo[/quote]

    Same as Gus Frerotte and Kurt Warner, roughly.
    If they’re lucky.[/quote]

    Won’t know on Favre til May of that year. That’s when he’ll let Jets know one way or the other.

  • Johnny O | December 17, 2008 at 4:16 pm |

    A few things for Mr. Powers:

    1) Do you accept additions for the decor in your classroom from fellow UWers?

    2) What do you recommend for a good running shoe? You are the “shoe guru” so I thought you might have an opinion. I have tried every brand and can’t find something that doesn’t hurt my feet or increase my shin splints. I even tried the Nike Free’s, where the gimmick was supposed to be like you were running without shoes.
    http://northwestliqu...

    P.S. I also had some Chunky soup for lunch today (rigatoni w/ meatballs) and thought the same thing about the old NFL logo. I also looked at the expiration date and was relieved to find out it was OK.

  • War Damn Eagle | December 17, 2008 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”306131″][quote comment=”306130″]This is a little “douchey”

    http://sports.yahoo....

    War damn eagle,

    What’s douchey is how your school picked a jackass new head coach with an AWFUL record at Iowa State, and ignored a wonderfully talented Turner Gill. The “good ole boy” network strikes again (guy hired was D-coord. @ Auburn a few years back)! Auburn, racist? You betcha. Charles Barkley is actually right. At least Buffalo will continue it’s resurgence, behind an awesome coach. AU’s loss is BU’s gain.

    If I was the closer for the Mets, my shirt would have my nickname embroidered on my cuff too. AND I’d have interlocking “NY” platinum cufflinks to boot (which I will have for my wedding!).[/quote]

  • Ricko | December 17, 2008 at 4:24 pm |

    Actual photos of people (other than us) who need a life.
    (No, first one is NOT LI Phil’s ex-fiance).

    http://sports.aol.co...

  • War Damn Eagle | December 17, 2008 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”306131″][quote comment=”306130″]This is a little “douchey”

    http://sports.yahoo....

    War damn eagle,

    What’s douchey is how your school picked a jackass new head coach with an AWFUL record at Iowa State, and ignored a wonderfully talented Turner Gill. The “good ole boy” network strikes again (guy hired was D-coord. @ Auburn a few years back)! Auburn, racist? You betcha. Charles Barkley is actually right. At least Buffalo will continue it’s resurgence, behind an awesome coach. AU’s loss is BU’s gain.

    If I was the closer for the Mets, my shirt would have my nickname embroidered on my cuff too. AND I’d have interlocking “NY” platinum cufflinks to boot (which I will have for my wedding!).[/quote]

    Wow. That’s awesome. You don’t even know me, but you managed to take a comment unrelated to where I went to school and turn it into a diatribe about racism, good ‘ol boys and your apparently awful taste in fashion (Mets cufflinks? For your wedding? Really?)

    Way to go, big guy. I mean, I can’t believe you managed to turn a comment about a guy’s shirtsleeve monogram into a “your school is racist and stupid” comment. Geez, I can’t believe Auburn didn’t contact you first. If they’d known what you know (that Gene Chizik is a jackass), I’m sure they would have never hired him. What were they thinking?

    Bottom line: you want to disagree with me about the monogram – you go ahead. You want to call me out for saying it’s “douchey” – knock yourself out. But don’t go off on some retarded rant about racism and my alma mater because it makes you feel better as a Mets fan. That’s ignorant.

    You have a happy and a healthy.

  • Johnny F. | December 17, 2008 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”306139″]A few things for Mr. Powers:

    1) Do you accept additions for the decor in your classroom from fellow UWers?

    2) What do you recommend for a good running shoe? You are the “shoe guru” so I thought you might have an opinion. I have tried every brand and can’t find something that doesn’t hurt my feet or increase my shin splints. I even tried the Nike Free’s, where the gimmick was supposed to be like you were running without shoes.
    http://northwestliqu...

    P.S. I also had some Chunky soup for lunch today (rigatoni w/ meatballs) and thought the same thing about the old NFL logo. I also looked at the expiration date and was relieved to find out it was OK.[/quote]

    Not to hijack your questions to Powers… but I have had shin splint issues. When I switched to an all New Balance line up of shoes (running…indoor & road/trail.., hiking, basketball), it made an absolute world of difference. It started with the running shoes a few years back. It then made an amazing difference when I switched to one of the top NB basketball shoes. The indoor court was a very hard surface, and it was like night and day when I switched from Nike Dunks to NB 905’s. Not just for shin splints, but for joint pain in general. The hiking shoes were a bonus…they felt great, and were built extremely well. Depending on if your running on a track, indoor or outdoor, or on a trail or road… you can find a NB shoe that gives you the support and cushioning that you want. Hope this helps.

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”306126″]Any free until next Tuesday?
    http://www.ajc.com/m...

    Absolutely ridiculous. I love sneakers but not that much.

    Waiting in line for an insanely overpriced pair of licks is not my cup of tea…

    in this economy,
    ever,
    at least now that I have credit cards,
    well, they are kinda nice,
    Atlanta, You said?

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”306143″][quote comment=”306139″]A few things for Mr. Powers:

    1) Do you accept additions for the decor in your classroom from fellow UWers?

    2) What do you recommend for a good running shoe? You are the “shoe guru” so I thought you might have an opinion. I have tried every brand and can’t find something that doesn’t hurt my feet or increase my shin splints. I even tried the Nike Free’s, where the gimmick was supposed to be like you were running without shoes.
    http://northwestliqu...

    P.S. I also had some Chunky soup for lunch today (rigatoni w/ meatballs) and thought the same thing about the old NFL logo. I also looked at the expiration date and was relieved to find out it was OK.[/quote]

    Not to hijack your questions to Powers… but I have had shin splint issues. When I switched to an all New Balance line up of shoes (running…indoor & road/trail.., hiking, basketball), it made an absolute world of difference. It started with the running shoes a few years back. It then made an amazing difference when I switched to one of the top NB basketball shoes. The indoor court was a very hard surface, and it was like night and day when I switched from Nike Dunks to NB 905’s. Not just for shin splints, but for joint pain in general. The hiking shoes were a bonus…they felt great, and were built extremely well. Depending on if your running on a track, indoor or outdoor, or on a trail or road… you can find a NB shoe that gives you the support and cushioning that you want. Hope this helps.[/quote]

    Dunks for basketball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That’s the reason for your grumpy response to WDE!

    Those shoes are over 20 years old, as is the technology.

    I don’t like wearing them for casual walking let alone hardcore hoops.

    I am not at the point in life for going exclusively New Balance, but in the shoe world, they are the industry standard.

    Another great company is Asics. I LOVE the Gel Trail Attack line as well as the GT-2130.

    Gel Trail Attack:

    http://www.asicsamer...

    GT-2130 Trail:

    http://media.rei.com...

    Gel Kayano:

    http://www.telarun.c...

    The Bowerman line of Nikes are excellent as well. They are less flashy than the Air Max line, but WAY more functional.

    Johnny O., it really depends on what you are using the shoes for. If you want, contact Phil for my info and contact me so I can be of more assistance.

  • Mike Engle | December 17, 2008 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”306143″][quote comment=”306139″]A few things for Mr. Powers:

    1) Do you accept additions for the decor in your classroom from fellow UWers?

    2) What do you recommend for a good running shoe? You are the “shoe guru” so I thought you might have an opinion. I have tried every brand and can’t find something that doesn’t hurt my feet or increase my shin splints. I even tried the Nike Free’s, where the gimmick was supposed to be like you were running without shoes.
    http://northwestliqu...

    P.S. I also had some Chunky soup for lunch today (rigatoni w/ meatballs) and thought the same thing about the old NFL logo. I also looked at the expiration date and was relieved to find out it was OK.[/quote]

    Not to hijack your questions to Powers… but I have had shin splint issues. When I switched to an all New Balance line up of shoes (running…indoor & road/trail.., hiking, basketball), it made an absolute world of difference. It started with the running shoes a few years back. It then made an amazing difference when I switched to one of the top NB basketball shoes. The indoor court was a very hard surface, and it was like night and day when I switched from Nike Dunks to NB 905’s. Not just for shin splints, but for joint pain in general. The hiking shoes were a bonus…they felt great, and were built extremely well. Depending on if your running on a track, indoor or outdoor, or on a trail or road… you can find a NB shoe that gives you the support and cushioning that you want. Hope this helps.[/quote]
    If you want a running shoe, I won’t say it’s “the one for everybody, hands down, best thing since sliced bread,” but I have a special affinity for Asics Gel-Kayanos. They work for me. If they work for you, great; if not, too bad you’re not me.
    And at risk of becoming Mr. Anti-Powers, it took me two ingrown toenails for me to realize my feet don’t get along with Nike. I have infinite respect for their line of Dri-Fit apparel, but I won’t touch a pair of Nike shoes with a ten-foot pole. Not even if it’s my size 12 on sale.

  • Johnny F. | December 17, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”306145″][quote comment=”306143″][quote comment=”306139″]A few things for Mr. Powers:

    1) Do you accept additions for the decor in your classroom from fellow UWers?

    2) What do you recommend for a good running shoe? You are the “shoe guru” so I thought you might have an opinion. I have tried every brand and can’t find something that doesn’t hurt my feet or increase my shin splints. I even tried the Nike Free’s, where the gimmick was supposed to be like you were running without shoes.
    http://northwestliqu...

    P.S. I also had some Chunky soup for lunch today (rigatoni w/ meatballs) and thought the same thing about the old NFL logo. I also looked at the expiration date and was relieved to find out it was OK.[/quote]

    Not to hijack your questions to Powers… but I have had shin splint issues. When I switched to an all New Balance line up of shoes (running…indoor & road/trail.., hiking, basketball), it made an absolute world of difference. It started with the running shoes a few years back. It then made an amazing difference when I switched to one of the top NB basketball shoes. The indoor court was a very hard surface, and it was like night and day when I switched from Nike Dunks to NB 905’s. Not just for shin splints, but for joint pain in general. The hiking shoes were a bonus…they felt great, and were built extremely well. Depending on if your running on a track, indoor or outdoor, or on a trail or road… you can find a NB shoe that gives you the support and cushioning that you want. Hope this helps.[/quote]

    Dunks for basketball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That’s the reason for your grumpy response to WDE!

    Those shoes are over 20 years old, as is the technology.

    I don’t like wearing them for casual walking let alone hardcore hoops.

    I am not at the point in life for going exclusively New Balance, but in the shoe world, they are the industry standard.

    Another great company is Asics. I LOVE the Gel Trail Attack line as well as the GT-2130.

    Gel Trail Attack:

    http://www.asicsamer...

    GT-2130 Trail:

    http://media.rei.com...

    Gel Kayano:

    http://www.telarun.c...

    The Bowerman line of Nikes are excellent as well. They are less flashy than the Air Max line, but WAY more functional.

    Johnny O., it really depends on what you are using the shoes for. If you want, contact Phil for my info and contact me so I can be of more assistance.[/quote]

    Hahaha…I guess I should have been more clear. I forgot about the old school “dunks”. I was talking about hyperdunks.

    Basically, these:
    http://www.sportsaut...

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”306146″][quote comment=”306143″][quote comment=”306139″]A few things for Mr. Powers:

    1) Do you accept additions for the decor in your classroom from fellow UWers?

    2) What do you recommend for a good running shoe? You are the “shoe guru” so I thought you might have an opinion. I have tried every brand and can’t find something that doesn’t hurt my feet or increase my shin splints. I even tried the Nike Free’s, where the gimmick was supposed to be like you were running without shoes.
    http://northwestliqu...

    P.S. I also had some Chunky soup for lunch today (rigatoni w/ meatballs) and thought the same thing about the old NFL logo. I also looked at the expiration date and was relieved to find out it was OK.[/quote]

    Not to hijack your questions to Powers… but I have had shin splint issues. When I switched to an all New Balance line up of shoes (running…indoor & road/trail.., hiking, basketball), it made an absolute world of difference. It started with the running shoes a few years back. It then made an amazing difference when I switched to one of the top NB basketball shoes. The indoor court was a very hard surface, and it was like night and day when I switched from Nike Dunks to NB 905’s. Not just for shin splints, but for joint pain in general. The hiking shoes were a bonus…they felt great, and were built extremely well. Depending on if your running on a track, indoor or outdoor, or on a trail or road… you can find a NB shoe that gives you the support and cushioning that you want. Hope this helps.[/quote]
    If you want a running shoe, I won’t say it’s “the one for everybody, hands down, best thing since sliced bread,” but I have a special affinity for Asics Gel-Kayanos. They work for me. If they work for you, great; if not, too bad you’re not me.
    And at risk of becoming Mr. Anti-Powers, it took me two ingrown toenails for me to realize my feet don’t get along with Nike. I have infinite respect for their line of Dri-Fit apparel, but I won’t touch a pair of Nike shoes with a ten-foot pole. Not even if it’s my size 12 on sale.[/quote]

    Mike,

    Believe me, I come across as a Nike stooge, but when it comes to my physical well-being, and in this case, my suggestions affecting the physical well-being of others, function ALWAYS trumps form.

    I love the look of Nike shoes and the marketing power behind the machine, however there are shoes and brands that put out superior products…for me.

    As I mentioned before, New Balance, and Asics are at the top of my list, followed by Nike, Saucony, Brooks, and Adidas, which are great for wide feet, as are NB.

    As for fashion, nothing trumps a cool pair of vintage Air Max, ACG, or Vandals.

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”306147″][quote comment=”306145″][quote comment=”306143″][quote comment=”306139″]A few things for Mr. Powers:

    1) Do you accept additions for the decor in your classroom from fellow UWers?

    2) What do you recommend for a good running shoe? You are the “shoe guru” so I thought you might have an opinion. I have tried every brand and can’t find something that doesn’t hurt my feet or increase my shin splints. I even tried the Nike Free’s, where the gimmick was supposed to be like you were running without shoes.
    http://northwestliqu...

    P.S. I also had some Chunky soup for lunch today (rigatoni w/ meatballs) and thought the same thing about the old NFL logo. I also looked at the expiration date and was relieved to find out it was OK.[/quote]

    Not to hijack your questions to Powers… but I have had shin splint issues. When I switched to an all New Balance line up of shoes (running…indoor & road/trail.., hiking, basketball), it made an absolute world of difference. It started with the running shoes a few years back. It then made an amazing difference when I switched to one of the top NB basketball shoes. The indoor court was a very hard surface, and it was like night and day when I switched from Nike Dunks to NB 905’s. Not just for shin splints, but for joint pain in general. The hiking shoes were a bonus…they felt great, and were built extremely well. Depending on if your running on a track, indoor or outdoor, or on a trail or road… you can find a NB shoe that gives you the support and cushioning that you want. Hope this helps.[/quote]

    Dunks for basketball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That’s the reason for your grumpy response to WDE!

    Those shoes are over 20 years old, as is the technology.

    I don’t like wearing them for casual walking let alone hardcore hoops.

    I am not at the point in life for going exclusively New Balance, but in the shoe world, they are the industry standard.

    Another great company is Asics. I LOVE the Gel Trail Attack line as well as the GT-2130.

    Gel Trail Attack:

    http://www.asicsamer...

    GT-2130 Trail:

    http://media.rei.com...

    Gel Kayano:

    http://www.telarun.c...

    The Bowerman line of Nikes are excellent as well. They are less flashy than the Air Max line, but WAY more functional.

    Johnny O., it really depends on what you are using the shoes for. If you want, contact Phil for my info and contact me so I can be of more assistance.[/quote]

    Hahaha…I guess I should have been more clear. I forgot about the old school “dunks”. I was talking about hyperdunks.

    Basically, these:
    http://www.sportsaut...

    GREAT hoops shoes, just a bit high for me.

    Depending on whose team shorts I’m wearing, I usually play in these:

    http://www.eukicks.c...

  • BS | December 17, 2008 at 5:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”306136″][quote comment=”306135″][quote comment=”306130″]This is a little “douchey”

    http://sports.yahoo....

    nice to see the pins and blue cap tho

    and settle down there johnny[/quote]

    Oh Phil, it wasn’t thaaaat bad. And yes- blue hat and the pins look awesome. Love the #75 too.[/quote]
    Anybody have a reason for KRod’s preference for a combination of the numbers 5 and 7?

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 5:04 pm |

    quote comment=\”306144\”][quote comment=\”306126\”]Any free until next Tuesday?
    http://www.ajc.com/m...

    Absolutely ridiculous. I love sneakers but not that much.

    Waiting in line for an insanely overpriced pair of kicks is not my cup of tea…

    in this economy,
    ever,
    at least now that I have credit cards,
    well, they are kinda nice,
    Atlanta, You said?[/quote]

    kicks, not licks…a bit cheeky!

    Here are what those Jordan XXIII\’s look like:

    Bulls Edition:

    http://pickyourshoes...

    UNC Edition:

    http://pickyourshoes...

    Jordan Motorsports Edition:

    http://pickyourshoes...

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 5:07 pm |

    Nike Air Flightposite, U-Dub Edition:

    http://www.pickyours...

  • Johnny F. | December 17, 2008 at 5:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”306149″][quote comment=”306147″][quote comment=”306145″][quote comment=”306143″][quote comment=”306139″]A few things for Mr. Powers:

    1) Do you accept additions for the decor in your classroom from fellow UWers?

    2) What do you recommend for a good running shoe? You are the “shoe guru” so I thought you might have an opinion. I have tried every brand and can’t find something that doesn’t hurt my feet or increase my shin splints. I even tried the Nike Free’s, where the gimmick was supposed to be like you were running without shoes.
    http://northwestliqu...

    P.S. I also had some Chunky soup for lunch today (rigatoni w/ meatballs) and thought the same thing about the old NFL logo. I also looked at the expiration date and was relieved to find out it was OK.[/quote]

    Not to hijack your questions to Powers… but I have had shin splint issues. When I switched to an all New Balance line up of shoes (running…indoor & road/trail.., hiking, basketball), it made an absolute world of difference. It started with the running shoes a few years back. It then made an amazing difference when I switched to one of the top NB basketball shoes. The indoor court was a very hard surface, and it was like night and day when I switched from Nike Dunks to NB 905’s. Not just for shin splints, but for joint pain in general. The hiking shoes were a bonus…they felt great, and were built extremely well. Depending on if your running on a track, indoor or outdoor, or on a trail or road… you can find a NB shoe that gives you the support and cushioning that you want. Hope this helps.[/quote]

    Dunks for basketball!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    That’s the reason for your grumpy response to WDE!

    Those shoes are over 20 years old, as is the technology.

    I don’t like wearing them for casual walking let alone hardcore hoops.

    I am not at the point in life for going exclusively New Balance, but in the shoe world, they are the industry standard.

    Another great company is Asics. I LOVE the Gel Trail Attack line as well as the GT-2130.

    Gel Trail Attack:

    http://www.asicsamer...

    GT-2130 Trail:

    http://media.rei.com...

    Gel Kayano:

    http://www.telarun.c...

    The Bowerman line of Nikes are excellent as well. They are less flashy than the Air Max line, but WAY more functional.

    Johnny O., it really depends on what you are using the shoes for. If you want, contact Phil for my info and contact me so I can be of more assistance.[/quote]

    Hahaha…I guess I should have been more clear. I forgot about the old school “dunks”. I was talking about hyperdunks.

    Basically, these:
    http://www.sportsaut...

    GREAT hoops shoes, just a bit high for me.

    Depending on whose team shorts I’m wearing, I usually play in these:

    http://www.eukicks.c...

    Nice. They look like the old school Jason Kidd’s. I had the blue and white pair. Pretty cool kicks.

    Yeah, the dunks were a bit too high for me as well…and for some reason, they didn’t do the trick on the surface I was playing on. The indoor courts were harder than hardwood (essentially concrete with an almost rubberized paint layer, then waxed), and I’m guessing that’s where the problem comes in. I was surprised at how much of an upgrade the NB shoes were (on my ankles, knees and shins), on that surface. Especially considering the price of a pair of h-dunks.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 17, 2008 at 5:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”306128″][quote comment=”306125″][quote comment=”306123″][quote comment=”306122″]Pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease come out with it. Please please please. I want to see that, with orange pants, preferably.

    Sorry, I have a thing with orange. That’s why I wear a U of O cap with the alternate orange duck foot on it…[/quote]

    yeah…lets not go there again, shall we?[/quote]

    Phil, the only thing wrong with those are the black stirrups. They should either be orange or have orange sanitaries.[/quote]
    You know, there is that other school in Oregon that wears a lot of orange…
    (UO must be a great school, the way you agonize over loving a rival’s color.)
    {/sarcasm> (See, LI Phil? Fixed the tag.)[/quote]

    U of O is amazing. Simply amazing. There’s a reason I love the place…

  • The Hemogoblin | December 17, 2008 at 5:36 pm |

    The two best pairs of running shoes I’ve had have been Asics Gels… they’re flat out better shoes.

    Not knocking Nike, but I got to the point where I played basketball in my Asics instead of my Nike Shox court shoes I had.

  • Johnny F. | December 17, 2008 at 5:40 pm |

    Hey Powers,

    For you nike sneakerheads… must be excited about the new low-top “Kobes” coming out. When the best player in the NBA says he’s going to play in lows, I can imagine there will be a major ripple-down effect throughout the NBA.

    I actually love them. And that says something (As you know, I don’t love much of what Nike does).

  • UmpLou | December 17, 2008 at 6:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”305994″]I had forgotten how back then pretty much all the NFL games started at 1 eastern. http://farm4.static....

    Those times listed are LOCAL time – i.e., a Charger game in SD started..and still does..usually…start at 1 local time.

    The real oddity was, of course, Baltimore, where the blue laws made them start at 2…..

  • JTH | December 17, 2008 at 6:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”306157″][quote comment=”305994″]I had forgotten how back then pretty much all the NFL games started at 1 eastern. http://farm4.static....

    Those times listed are LOCAL time – i.e., a Charger game in SD started..and still does..usually…start at 1 local time.

    The real oddity was, of course, Baltimore, where the blue laws made them start at 2…..[/quote]
    But all the Central time zone games have 1 o’clock start times on that schedule as well (Chicago, KC, GB, Dallas). So they were actually starting at 2 Eastern?

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 6:52 pm |

    Nice. They look like the old school Jason Kidd’s. I had the blue and white pair. Pretty cool kicks

    Nike Air Zoom Flight 95

    Those were in fact, Jason Kidd’s shoes.

    Hyperdunks are at a relatively reasonable pricepoint for Nike’s flagship shoes at 110 USD.

    The Kobes don’t do it for me.

    For hoops, Boot Camp at the gym,softball, and football, either playing or reffing, I will never stray from Nike.

    For running, I love the Asics,

    However I usually wear the Nike Air Zoom Hayward to run at the gym or outdoors.
    Hemogoblin, you’ll love these:

    http://www.brucerodg...

  • The Hemogoblin | December 17, 2008 at 6:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”306159″]Nice. They look like the old school Jason Kidd’s. I had the blue and white pair. Pretty cool kicks

    Nike Air Zoom Flight 95

    Those were in fact, Jason Kidd’s shoes.

    Hyperdunks are at a relatively reasonable pricepoint for Nike’s flagship shoes at 110 USD.

    The Kobes don’t do it for me.

    For hoops, Boot Camp at the gym,softball, and football, either playing or reffing, I will never stray from Nike.

    For running, I love the Asics,

    However I usually wear the Nike Air Zoom Hayward to run at the gym or outdoors.
    Hemogoblin, you’ll love these:

    http://www.brucerodg...

    Powers, those are beautiful. Simply beautiful.

    You’d be amazed at what recreational uses Hayward Field really has.

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 7:04 pm |

    Check out the logo creep in this pic of the new Kobes:

    http://img111.images...

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 7:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”306161″]Check out the logo creep in this pic of the new Kobes:

    http://img111.images...

    Steve Nash’s new signature shoe is also a low-top:

    http://img116.images...

  • The Hemogoblin | December 17, 2008 at 7:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”306162″][quote comment=”306161″]Check out the logo creep in this pic of the new Kobes:

    http://img111.images...

    Steve Nash’s new signature shoe is also a low-top:

    http://img116.images...

    JoePa should come out with signature orthodics…

  • Mike Engle | December 17, 2008 at 7:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”306162″][quote comment=”306161″]Check out the logo creep in this pic of the new Kobes:

    http://img111.images...

    Steve Nash’s new signature shoe is also a low-top:

    http://img116.images...
    Is Nash’s shoe the one made from garbage predominantly recycled materials?

  • Johnny O | December 17, 2008 at 7:42 pm |

    Hey MPowers…

    my e-mail is john(dot)okray(at)snc(dot)edu

    contact me, and then I will get back to you with my shoe issue. Thanks much. I love Uni Watch.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 17, 2008 at 7:47 pm |

    Marvin Williams may have the most pathetic mohawk ever… I can’t find a picture, which is a shame… screen grab?

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 8:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”306164″][quote comment=”306162″][quote comment=”306161″]Check out the logo creep in this pic of the new Kobes:

    http://img111.images...

    Steve Nash’s new signature shoe is also a low-top:

    http://img116.images...
    Is Nash’s shoe the one made from garbage predominantly recycled materials?[/quote]

    Steve Nash wore the Nike Zoom BB2 Low Trash talk Edition.

    http://www.bayareaki...

    All Star:

    http://benefeco.com/...

    http://api.ning.com/...

    http://ktar.com/emed...

    The explanation from NikeBiz:

    http://www.nikebiz.c...

  • Hurnf | December 17, 2008 at 8:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”305990″]Is it just me or are the UTEP women’s uni’s the same template as the WNBA? If that’s true, I hate myself for knowing that.[/quote]

    Time to hate yourself. Also, isn’t the UTEP sports wordmark one which incorporates a pick-axe?

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 8:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”306161″]Check out the logo creep in this pic of the new Kobes:

    http://img111.images...

    perhaps im missing something, but there’s a swoosh on them…are you now considering this to be logo creep?

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 8:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”306170″][quote comment=”306161″]Check out the logo creep in this pic of the new Kobes:

    http://img111.images...

    perhaps im missing something, but there’s a swoosh on them…are you now considering this to be logo creep?[/quote]

    No, there’s just a ton o’ stuff in that pic.

    He looks like the Carlos Guillen of rec ball.

    BTW, a question for the Hockey Wing:

    The Hockey program at the High School where I teach is having a promotional “Rangers” night where we can go to MSG and see them play the Habs for 50 USD.

    Is this a good deal or would I be better off getting my own tickets to a game of my choice?

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 8:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”306171″]The Hockey program at the High School where I teach is having a promotional “Rangers” night where we can go to MSG and see them play the Habs for 50 USD.

    Is this a good deal or would I be better off getting my own tickets to a game of my choice?[/quote]

    yeah…it’s a good deal (check out these prices for comparison…of course your seats may suck, so that could be a consideration)

    go here to see the seating chart and pricing

    /you don’t go to puck much, do you?
    //please just use “$” instead of USD…

  • Podunk Texas | December 17, 2008 at 8:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”306096″][quote comment=”305981″]Those aren’t stars — they’re pick axes.

    seeing the pick-axes on UTEP’s basketball uni reminds me of my favorite video game from my childhood… Pick Axe Pete on the Magnavox Odyssey2 :) ahhh, the pixelated hours that i spent on that![/quote]

    Can’t believe nobody else has followed up on this. I could never undstand why ANYONE else had Atari, when they could have an Odyssey2 with a KEYBOARD! Pick Axe Pete … if I recall, that was Magnavox’s take on Donkey Kong, correct? My favorite was K.C. Munchkin (a not-so-sublty disguised version of Pac Man). Good stuff. I didn’t have a 1972 NFL sticker album, so I’ll take my trip down memory lane from this post.[/quote]

    i know… i’m surprised too! i was so happy to be the first post, and then i got black balled all day until your post!! hahaha

    oh well, at least we had our blast from the past moments!

    maybe we should mention that the box (which we still have) states “lifelike realistic football” and then looks like this! Hey, wait a minute!!! Color on Color alert on the gridiron! :-D

  • Michael Emody | December 17, 2008 at 9:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”305998″]Remember at the time thinking how odd that the Cardinals home jersey on the cover was wrong. No sleeve stripes on the red jersey.[/quote]

    Yes, I agree. The Cardinals red jerseys of the era can still be seen today as the NY Giants red alts.

  • JTH | December 17, 2008 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”306162″][quote comment=”306161″]Check out the logo creep in this pic of the new Kobes:

    http://img111.images...

    Steve Nash’s new signature shoe is also a low-top:

    http://img116.images...
    OK, so what’s the big hubbub now with the low-tops? I’ve never paid much attention to shoes, but I do remember Mike Jordan wearing some that seemed pretty low-topped to me.

  • Phat | December 17, 2008 at 9:18 pm |

    I find it ironic, and fitting, that the stamp book contained the season of Miami’s perfection. Certainly looks strange to see 14-0 penciled in on the standings. No wonder he was so distraught when Pittsburgh lost.

  • JTH | December 17, 2008 at 9:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”306173″]
    maybe we should mention that the box (which we still have) states “lifelike realistic football” and then looks like this! Hey, wait a minute!!! Color on Color alert on the gridiron! :-D[/quote]
    Compared to Atari football, that is lifelike and realistic.

  • JTH | December 17, 2008 at 9:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”306177″][quote comment=”306173″]
    maybe we should mention that the box (which we still have) states “lifelike realistic football” and then looks like this! Hey, wait a minute!!! Color on Color alert on the gridiron! :-D[/quote]
    Compared to Atari football, that is lifelike and realistic.[/quote]
    Hell, for that matter, the picture you see when you click my name (the avatar Phil referred to earlier) is lifelike, realistic football compared to Atari.

  • Mike Engle | December 17, 2008 at 9:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”306170″][quote comment=”306161″]Check out the logo creep in this pic of the new Kobes:

    http://img111.images...

    perhaps im missing something, but there’s a swoosh on them…are you now considering this to be logo creep?[/quote]
    You know what I thought was odd? The one Adidas logo in that picture. It’s as if everything in that picture said, “Nike!” “Kobe!” or “Nike Kobe!” And yet, the one Adidas logo, albeit on a Kobe jersey. If I were in that position, I might have taped over the Adidas logo so that there wouldn’t be a lone non-Nike logo.

  • =bg= | December 17, 2008 at 9:33 pm |

    Well, on the NFL 72 cover..thats Bradshaw top left..and I think Ron Johnson (30) of the NYGs in the middle. I wanna say 89/KC is Otis Taylor, and 44/Cardinals..I think is John Gilliam (with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1969 to 1971. Tho I thought he wore 42. Maybe that was Paul Warfield.) I don’t think the Cowboys player is anyone- not Staubach, and not Walt Garrison, either.

  • Johnny F. | December 17, 2008 at 9:42 pm |

    …watching the Nets-Jazz game, waiting for the Rangers game in L.A…. and the announcer just called Vince Carter a “whirling dervish”.

    VC?
    http://yogamarrakech...

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 9:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”306181″]Well, on the NFL 72 cover..thats Bradshaw top left..and I think Ron Johnson (30) of the NYGs in the middle. I wanna say 89/KC is Otis Taylor, and 44/Cardinals..I think is John Gilliam (with the St. Louis Cardinals from 1969 to 1971. Tho I thought he wore 42. Maybe that was Paul Warfield.) I don’t think the Cowboys player is anyone- not Staubach, and not Walt Garrison, either.[/quote]

    i may be wrong…but im pretty sure that, if not specifically staubach, that image is certainly based on his profile

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 9:48 pm |

    btw…anyone who gets MSG…the “vault” is on now…showing ’74 semi cup finals flyers vs. rangers with white nameplates on orange sweaters

  • mike | December 17, 2008 at 9:58 pm |

    I also have the NFL Action Stamp book in my Mother’s Basement for safe keeping. I will have to look at it one day as I don’t remember if I ever collected all of the stamps to fill it!!!

  • Johnny F. | December 17, 2008 at 10:30 pm |

    I was just studying the weather, and noticed 2 big snow storms heading my way. First Friday, then Sunday. I started to think that the huge Giants-Panthers game could turn quite memorable if the Sunday winder storm pans out.

  • mtjaws | December 17, 2008 at 10:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”306095″]The Advanced-A Charlotte Stone Crabs are unveiling their new logo today…

    http://www.stonecrab...

    MiLB now has the logo.
    http://web.minorleag...

    I think it is fine and is certainly original, while also including the Rays sunburst. The Florida State League now has the Stone Crabs, Hammerheads, Manatees, and Threshers, which I feel are so much more creative than the Mets, Cardinals, and Yankees who also have teams in the league.

    I haven’t found the uniforms online yet.

  • Dave | December 17, 2008 at 10:36 pm |

    About the ESPN column…..what about SAL FASANO!!

  • Johnny F. | December 17, 2008 at 10:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”306187″][quote comment=”306095″]The Advanced-A Charlotte Stone Crabs are unveiling their new logo today…

    http://www.stonecrab...

    MiLB now has the logo.
    http://web.minorleag...

    I think it is fine and is certainly original, while also including the Rays sunburst. The Florida State League now has the Stone Crabs, Hammerheads, Manatees, and Threshers, which I feel are so much more creative than the Mets, Cardinals, and Yankees who also have teams in the league.

    I haven’t found the uniforms online yet.[/quote]

    That logo isn’t bad, but I feel they played it just a bit too safe. It’s a cool name, but they could have done more with the logo. I absolutely LOVE the fun, original names and logos to be found in the minors.

  • Johnny F. | December 17, 2008 at 10:40 pm |

    Ugly black Kings 3rd jersey alert in the game against the Rangers right now on MSG.

  • Johnny O | December 17, 2008 at 11:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”306186″]I was just studying the weather, and noticed 2 big snow storms heading my way. First Friday, then Sunday. I started to think that the huge Giants-Panthers game could turn quite memorable if the Sunday winder storm pans out.[/quote]

    We are supposed to get a foot of snow here in Southern Wisconsin on Thursday night… too bad the Pack and Bears don’t play until Monday.

  • Johnny F. | December 17, 2008 at 11:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”306191″][quote comment=”306186″]I was just studying the weather, and noticed 2 big snow storms heading my way. First Friday, then Sunday. I started to think that the huge Giants-Panthers game could turn quite memorable if the Sunday winder storm pans out.[/quote]

    We are supposed to get a foot of snow here in Southern Wisconsin on Thursday night… too bad the Pack and Bears don’t play until Monday.[/quote]

    Yeah, we could get a foot plus on both Friday and Sunday… I’m about an hour north of East Rutherford, where the Giants play, but they are still forecasting some serious winter weather both days down there. Maybe not quite as much, but it could be VERY interesting…and quite a bit of fun for a HUGE game on a national TV broadcast.

    And you’re right… Packers-Bears in December should always be in crazy winter weather!

  • MPowers1634 | December 17, 2008 at 11:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”306172″][quote comment=”306171″]The Hockey program at the High School where I teach is having a promotional “Rangers” night where we can go to MSG and see them play the Habs for 50 USD.

    Is this a good deal or would I be better off getting my own tickets to a game of my choice?[/quote]

    yeah…it’s a good deal (check out these prices for comparison…of course your seats may suck, so that could be a consideration)

    go here to see the seating chart and pricing

    /you don’t go to puck much, do you?
    //please just use “$” instead of USD…[/quote]

    I used USD because the nerds in the Hockey wing probably onlu use Canadian currency.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 17, 2008 at 11:34 pm |

    Non-uniform related announcement:

    I kick ass… my GPA after one term of college is higher than my GPA was through my junior year of high school. 3.64… wooooooo!

    Uniform related announcement:

    I hate the San Antonio Spurs’ uniforms. It looks so… 1985… geeeeeech.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 17, 2008 at 11:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”306193″][quote comment=”306172″][quote comment=”306171″]The Hockey program at the High School where I teach is having a promotional “Rangers” night where we can go to MSG and see them play the Habs for 50 USD.

    Is this a good deal or would I be better off getting my own tickets to a game of my choice?[/quote]

    yeah…it’s a good deal (check out these prices for comparison…of course your seats may suck, so that could be a consideration)

    go here to see the seating chart and pricing

    /you don’t go to puck much, do you?
    //please just use “$” instead of USD…[/quote]

    I used USD because the nerds in the Hockey wing probably onlu use Canadian currency.[/quote]

    50 in Canadian dollars doesn’t buy you a pack of gum…

  • Johnny F. | December 17, 2008 at 11:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”306193″][quote comment=”306172″][quote comment=”306171″]The Hockey program at the High School where I teach is having a promotional “Rangers” night where we can go to MSG and see them play the Habs for 50 USD.

    Is this a good deal or would I be better off getting my own tickets to a game of my choice?[/quote]

    yeah…it’s a good deal (check out these prices for comparison…of course your seats may suck, so that could be a consideration)

    go here to see the seating chart and pricing

    /you don’t go to puck much, do you?
    //please just use “$” instead of USD…[/quote]

    I used USD because the nerds in the Hockey wing probably onlu use Canadian currency.[/quote]

    I’m still used to using the “USD”, from my time living in the Caribbean. Still seems normal to me! It was “USD” or “EC” (Eastern Caribbean Dollar) for a few years for me.

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 11:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”306195″]50 in Canadian dollars doesn’t buy you a pack of gum…[/quote]

    you must buy some expensive gum

  • JTH | December 17, 2008 at 11:41 pm |

    This might be my 37th post this week related to Bulls unis, but why the hell doesn’t Benny the Bull wear the same thing that the team does? This vs. this.

    He (and the team) were wearing white tonight, but it’s basically the same concept in reverse — white with black side panels.

    And what ever happened to the portly, pantsless Benny anyway? Oh, yeah.

  • LI Phil | December 17, 2008 at 11:43 pm |

    $50 canadian = $41.98 US

  • The Hemogoblin | December 17, 2008 at 11:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”306197″][quote comment=”306195″]50 in Canadian dollars doesn’t buy you a pack of gum…[/quote]

    you must buy some expensive gum[/quote]

    I buy it by the palate.

  • Hank | December 18, 2008 at 12:05 am |

    [quote comment=”306006″][quote comment=”305995″]Re. Eagle’s patch.

    That’s more logo creep and an advertisement for ACME (or “Ack-a-mee” as we like to say in Philadelphia) Markets, a local supermarket chain.

    Many of you may not know this, but at the ACME Company of Warner Bros. cartoon fame, all animals receive unlimited credit.[/quote]

    Which of course reminds me of this (can’t find the video, its been removed from YouTube). ACME is the most overpriced grocery store in the Philly area (more than Whole Foods), figures they would inflict us with excessive logo creep[/quote]

    My first impression was that the economy is really hitting owners like Jeff Lurie hard if they need to get corp sponsorship for Swoop.
    (And what a load of crap that the NFL is laying off 10% of its work force due to ‘economic hardship’. And I bet Paul has a bridge he can sell, too.)

  • Teebz | December 18, 2008 at 12:59 am |

    [quote comment=”306193″]
    I used USD because the nerds in the Hockey wing probably only use Canadian currency.[/quote]

    Since Canadian dollars are the only dollars keeping the NHL afloat, I’d say it’s a pretty good currency.

    Besides, we have a quote from The Hockey Sweater on our $5 bill. :o)

  • JTH | December 18, 2008 at 7:41 am |

    [quote comment=”306202″]
    Besides, we have a quote from The Hockey Sweater on our $5 bill. :o)[/quote]
    Les hivers de mon enfance étaient des saisons longues, longues. Nous vivions en trois lieux: l’école, l’église et la patinoire; mais la vraie vie était sur la patinoire.

    The winters of my childhood were long, long seasons. We lived in three places – the school, the church and the skating rink – but our life was on the skating rink.

    Guess whose blog I found this image on…

  • Dave | December 18, 2008 at 10:56 am |

    Looks like the WNBA is now selling jerseys to colleges. The UTEP jersey is the same design as this (http://cache.daylife...)

  • Zach | December 18, 2008 at 7:29 pm |

    Both Goalies in the Caps-Blues game are wearing plain white helmets because the announcers say that neither have had time to get them painted since being called up.

  • Will Norman | December 19, 2008 at 4:33 am |

    “rinky-dink hockey association?”

    I played almost all my childhood hockey for Port Credit, and grew up a minutes walk from the arena. I’m gonna try and win that contest.

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  • B-Jud | December 19, 2008 at 12:18 pm |

    The Red Sox hat worn in that robbery picture: I actually owned that very same hat years ago. I think I bought one in 2001. It was a mesh, batting practice-style hat. It was introduced long before the primary Hanging Sox logo.