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Billy Ripken, Meet Brian McCann

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We’re all familiar with the Billy Ripken “Fuck Face” card. There’s a whole web site devoted to it, it’s the basis of a great No Mas T-shirt, and it was in the news again just last week.

Now reader Ryan Barto has found something similar on the knob of another player’s bat. He was recently looking through some photos he took prior to a Braves/Nats game last summer and noticed something he’d previously overlooked in a photo of Brian McCann. Here, take a look — classy.

Naturally, I went looking for other photos of McCann to see if this same inscription was visible during game action, but all I could find on the knob of McCann’s bats was his uni number. My hunch is that the bat with the anatomical graffiti was McCann’s BP bat. Anyone know if there’s some precedent for a player referring to his BP stick as his “dick bat,” or something to that effect?

Of course, the McCann photo isn’t appearing on a baseball card, so it’ll never become as legendary as the Ripken shot. But as of right now, it’s our own little Uni Watch “Fuck Face” moment.

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Holiday Raffle: In the spirit of the holidays, and in an attempt to give something back to as many of you as possible, I’m doing a big holiday raffle with lots of prizes. Here’s what’s available:

• Lot 1: A free Uni Watch membership.

• Lot 2: A free Uni Watch T-shirt, your choice of size, color, and style.

• Lot 3: A Havana Sugar Kings T-shirt from Ebbets Field Flannels (here’s a closer look). Tagged as a medium, but it’s 22″ from pit to pit, which means it’s really a large.

• Lot 4: A copy of Benchclearing: Baseball’s Greatest Brawls by Spike Vrusho.

• Lot 5: A copy of Gameface, Hank Young’s book of gorgeous Kansas City Chiefs portraits (further details here).

• Lot 6: An official MLB Mother’s Day pink wristband.

• Lot 7: A pink Phiten titanium necklace (with Japanese packaging!).

• Lot 8: Six helmet decals from Athletic Decals, Inc. The set includes the official NFL memorial decals for Hank Stram, Pat Tillman, and Tex Schramm.

• Lots 9 through 12: Four retro-styled pennants from Mitchell & Ness. One pennant per raffle winner — choose from Reds, Tigers, Browns (the background is brown, not black), or Dodgers (that one’s black). Very soft felt with raised flocking — really nice.

• Lot 13: A pair of vintage cotton-flannel baseball pants, complete with really nice belt tunnels and patch pockets. Ricko gave these to me a few months back, but they’re too big in the waist for me, so they really should belong to someone who can wear them on the softball field (or just around the house).

• Lot 14: A tin of Farkas Original Eye Black.

• Lots 15 through 29: Thanks to an inside connection, I happen to be in possession of 30 pairs of Easton batting gloves. Most of them were manufactured for specific MLB players and feature embroidered names, numbers, or both. I’ve got 10 pairs of extra-large (including two with purple, which I can’t wait to get out of my house), 18 large, and two mediums, and I’ll offer them in 15 lots of two pairs each — your choice of sizes and designs. (And no, I’m not gonna list which name or number is embroidered on each glove, so please don’t ask.)

Lot 30: A “Trajan Sucks” T-shirt, size large.

Lot 31: A 2000 National Championship Game bean-bag teddy bear that erroneously lists Florida State as the national champs (FSU lost to Oklahoma in that game). “I used to work for the Collegiate Licensing Company, and this sample bear was sent to our office prior to the game,” explains the anonymous reader who donated this item. “Material like this isn’t supposed to kept by employees but I could not resist.”

Lot 32: Another “phantom” piece of national championship merch: a 2003 Oklahoma cap erroneously listing the Sooners as the champs (they lost to LSU). The cap was destroyed via a quick snip of the scissors, but that just adds to its backstory.

So there you have it — 32 prizes to choose from (and I may add a few more to the mix in the next couple of days). To enter, send a blank e-mail with your name in the subject line to the raffle address (not to the regular Uni Watch e-mail address, please) by 10pm 7pm eastern next Wednesday, December 24th. One entry per person, except for enrollees of the Uni Watch membership program, who can send four entries. I’ll announce the 32 winners on Christmas Day.

Uni Watch News Ticker: One of those Lou Dorfsman-designed Yankee Stadium vendor uniforms is available here (great find by Mike Hersh). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Wouldn’t it be ridiculous great if sensors could be embedded inside a football, or inside players’ gloves, so we could track the spot of the ball more accurately? Someone’s actually working on that, as seen in this video report. … Check out what the Winter Classic tickets look like. Love the die-cut top edge. … Did you know that the Akron Zips have separate corporate names for their stadium and for the field itself? I didn’t, until Nicholas Popczun told me. … Now that’s a lot of pinstripes. The jersey did not include the Citi Field right-sleeve patch, which will presumably be officially unveiled later on (trust me, you’re better off not seeing it until it’s absolutely necessary). I hate baseball uni numbers in the 70s, but I gather K-Rod chose 75 because his usual 57 is already spoken for. Nice to see that they used this cap for the press conference, though. Also, note K-Rod’s customized French cuffs. … Meanwhile, Mike Pelfrey had a new alternate uniform (and thanks to the beard, we didn’t have to see his tongue sticking out like he’s always doing on the mound). … “The Sunoco stamp entry reminded me of the McDonald’s Super Bowl series I used to have as a kid,” writes Todd Davis. “Big, huge photos, stats, recaps, and either rosters or lineups from each game in a glossy color booklet with awesome artwork. Don’t have them anymore, but I found one of the sets on eBay.” … The new Oregon football uniform has leaked (genius contribution from Luke Mohamed). … Alternates and throwbacks are both on the upcoming calendar for Dayton (thanks, Phil) … Catherine Reeder found an old photo of herself, circa 1976. Love those socks! … I don’t know what to say about this video of 1970s soccer fashions, except that it’s probably the video contribution of the year (big thanks to Dan Erhardt). … Several readers have already debunked the Wikipedia speculation that the Bills’ uniforms were based on a CFL design, but now an alternate theory has been put forward by a reader who prefers to remain anonymous: “I worked for the Bills during the 2000 and 2001 seasons when the team was in the midst of redesigning their uniform, and the person in charge of the uniform’s redesign was Julie Regan, who was the team’s director of marketing. Before Regan worked for the Bills, she was in charge of the Sabres’ merchandising — and was also in charge of that team’s uniform redesign in 1996. If you compare the old Sabres home jersey and the Bills’ white jersey, they both have the shoulder element, along with the alternate color nameplate and lettering over a different color number. The dark uniforms are both the same color in terms of lettering and numbering. The common thread is the same person was put in charge of the design, and so it’s not surprising they were trying to go for a similar look as the Sabres.”

 

182 comments to Billy Ripken, Meet Brian McCann

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 8:59 am |

    R.I.P, Sammy Baugh.

    Not totally uni-related, other than seeing Slingin’ Sam in a different outfit, but here’s something that hasn’t been mentioned in his obits so far. Baugh took his one-and-only turn at acting for Republic Pictures during its serial-making heyday.

    As such films go, it’s one of the best. Lots of action, a fun script about “foreign agents” threatening the U.S., with secret headquarters in dirgible floating above the Gulf of Mexico, all against a really great musical score. Sort of “Indiana Jones Goes to Texas.” Baugh is, despite a lot of observatons to the contrary, not all that bad. And he handles the action stuff quite well.

    Robert Duvall, between having seen this serial as a kid and viewing interviews of Baugh later in his life, went to Texas to meet Baugh in preparation for his role in LONESOME DOVE.

    Anyway, here’s the link. If the video stops on you, just hit “refesh” and it picks up again.

    http://www.pdcomedy....

    —Ricko

  • Geeman | December 18, 2008 at 9:01 am |

    From Tuesday’s Ticker, this great piece:

    “Pretty damn thorough video treatment of Orioles jersey history here, with the team’s cap history covered here (big thanks to Jack Krabbe). … ”

    Unfortunately, it buffers and I haven’t been able to watch the jersey section all the way through despite numerous attempts. Can anyone post it here so we can watch?

  • Dane | December 18, 2008 at 9:02 am |

    Last night in Vancouver, as part of the retirement of Trevor Linden’s #16, they have renumbered Gate 5 at General Motors Place as Gate 16. That’s kind of an odd tribute.

    Lots of Halloween-colored Canucks goodness last night. They also had children wearing all of the sweaters from Trevor’s career, including a post-fisherman Islanders #32 and a flying eagle Capitals jersey. I wonder where they were able to dig up those sweaters… in child sizes, no less? Maybe River City Sports does have everything!

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2008 at 9:03 am |

    [quote]K-Rod chose 75 because his usual 57 is already spoken for.[/quote]

    what…johan wasn’t willing to accept two cases of beer to make the swap?

  • Jim MI | December 18, 2008 at 9:03 am |

    Trevor Linden had his #16 retired last night. VAN did what is becoming standard in number retirements and had the entire team wear Linden’s Jersey.

    http://www.vancouver...

    Best part of the night: The ‘V for Victory’ jersey made an appearance on Stan Smyl. Love it! I need to get one of those…

    Worst part of the night: Pic in the gallery shows Luongo with others giving Linden a gift with an ‘A’ on his jersey. Is he not allowed to wear a God Damn ‘C’ on his jersey even if he’s injured? Too bad…

  • Geeman | December 18, 2008 at 9:03 am |

    Here’s the Orioles’ link:

    http://www.masnsport...

    By the way, it solves the question of the 1971 orange jerseys — a question that was debated here many months ago.

  • Robert in Dallas | December 18, 2008 at 9:04 am |

    Check out this cropped Reds jersey that was used by pitching coach Dick Pole. Did he wear it to technically comply with the Terry Francona rule requiring that a jersey be worn on the field, while wearing a jacket over it at all times? An old guy like Pole would certainly look funny cruising around in a college football-like cropped top.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Jim MI | December 18, 2008 at 9:04 am |

    [quote comment=”306209″]Trevor Linden had his #16 retired last night. VAN did what is becoming standard in number retirements and had the entire team wear Linden’s Jersey.

    http://www.vancouver...

    Best part of the night: The ‘V for Victory’ jersey made an appearance on Stan Smyl. Love it! I need to get one of those…

    Worst part of the night: Pic in the gallery shows Luongo with others giving Linden a gift with an ‘A’ on his jersey. Is he not allowed to wear a God Damn ‘C’ on his jersey even if he’s injured? Too bad…[/quote]

    Wow, I am a complete idiot…. just realized he was wearing Linden’s jersey like I stated above and not his own. Hence no chance for a ‘C’

    Excuse me while I go get more coffee and lock myself in the hockey wing for the rest of the day…

  • Robert in Dallas | December 18, 2008 at 9:07 am |

    Perhaps I am just not as artistic as others, but I don’t even see a dick when I look at McCann’s bat. It looks like some random curves. If it is a dick, it is a poorly drawn one.

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2008 at 9:09 am |

    [quote] I don’t even see a dick when I look at McCann’s bat.[/quote]

    early comment of the day nominee

  • Jason Hillyer | December 18, 2008 at 9:10 am |

    Noticed during their game against MSU last night that Citadel basketball players’ unis have SNIOB (School Name Initial On Back). Sorry, no pic.

  • Juan Grande | December 18, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    [quote comment=”306211″]Check out this cropped Reds jersey that was used by pitching coach Dick Pole. Did he wear it to technically comply with the Terry Francona rule requiring that a jersey be worn on the field, while wearing a jacket over it at all times? An old guy like Pole would certainly look funny cruising around in a college football-like cropped top.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    That is a very disturbing photo to think that a guy named Dick Pole is wearing a cut-off shirt. Not that there’s anything wrong with that….

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 9:13 am |

    [quote comment=”306215″]Noticed during their game against MSU last night that Citadel basketball players’ unis have SNIOB (School Name Initial On Back). Sorry, no pic.[/quote]

    And powder blue adidas, too.

  • Oscar | December 18, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    So, will the Redskins go all-out with the Baugh memorials the way they did for Taylor? Granted, with Baugh it’s not a present player dying, but Baugh’s impact on the game was much more significant than was Taylor’s. Of course, Baugh never did accept any of the invites the Redskins sent his way for ceremonies, so maybe they won’t do much.

    TCU, on the other hand . . . it wouldn’t surprise me if they do something dress in all black for the Pointesttia Bowl (if they’re they home team) or take the decals off the helmets.

  • Mark K | December 18, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    Can I nominate Julie Regan to the uni Hall of Shame?

  • JTH | December 18, 2008 at 9:17 am |

    [quote]I don’t know what to say about this video of 1970s soccer fashions, except that it’s probably the video contribution of the year[/quote]
    PROBABLY? That is OUTSTANDING! It makes the surreal Labatt’s commercial posted yesterday look like an istructional video on proper flossing technique.

  • Jen | December 18, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    The McCann “dick” is quite obviously his uni number (16) with a couple of extra lines added. Possibly by a teammate as a practical joke?

  • ToasterPoodle | December 18, 2008 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”306211″]Check out this cropped Reds jersey that was used by pitching coach Dick Pole. Did he wear it to technically comply with the Terry Francona rule requiring that a jersey be worn on the field, while wearing a jacket over it at all times? An old guy like Pole would certainly look funny cruising around in a college football-like cropped top.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    While checking out the Dick Pole cut-off, I found this little gem

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • jude | December 18, 2008 at 9:24 am |

    Just in case you haven’t seen what Paul is talking about in regards to Pelfrey’s tongue waggle while pitching, check out here and here.

  • JF in DC | December 18, 2008 at 9:24 am |

    So, we have primarily one person to blame for both the Bills and Sabres recent uniform debacles…I know the Sabres 1996 change was to coincide with moving into a new building, but to change the team’s colors and a great uniform overall is unforgiveable…and the Bills? Blah.

    Julie Regan, I throw my cyber shoes at you!

  • Chris M | December 18, 2008 at 9:26 am |

    So this Julie Regan is the person to blame for ruining 2 of the best uniforms in their sport..

  • Joe Drennan | December 18, 2008 at 9:35 am |

    I don’t know why, but reading today’s entry reminded me of some folders I had in grade school that were basically oversized Topps baseball cards. I don’t have any pictures and am at work so I shouldn’t wast valuable production time in this time of economic uncertainty when I can be contributing to the nation’s productivity as we pull up our bootstraps and prevail.

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2008 at 9:36 am |

    The PE batting gloves are COOL!

    I have the same hookup as Paul and I received a pair last year:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    BTW***Johnny O. If you can take a brief respite from crying over the loss of CC , check yo’ e-mail.

  • Nick | December 18, 2008 at 9:39 am |

    LSU vs GEORGIA TECH

    What happens when the only two NCAA teams that wear White at home end up playing each other in a bowl game?

    The New Orleans’ paper says that LSU will wear White, but goes into no detail as to how it got there and what color Geoprgia Tech will wear. I hear, from Georgia Tech blogs, that the Yellow Jackets will wear Navy Blue jerseys, not worn yet this year.

    To follow the NCAA rules, the visiting team – this year LSU – wears White, unless the home team asks for and gets permission from the visiting team to wear White “at home”. Therefore, LSU would wear White out of the default road team rules – less the “home” team get their permission to do so.

    Anybody know the outcome on this …..

    Anybody know what color jerseys Georgia Tech will wear for this Peach Bowl?

    I refuse to use the sell-out corporate name of any bowl – Except the WeedEater Bowl – a CLASSIC !!!)

  • Sarran | December 18, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”306213″]Perhaps I am just not as artistic as others, but I don’t even see a dick when I look at McCann’s bat. It looks like some random curves. If it is a dick, it is a poorly drawn one.[/quote]
    This is classic comedy at its finest

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”306229″][quote comment=”306213″]Perhaps I am just not as artistic as others, but I don’t even see a dick when I look at McCann’s bat. It looks like some random curves. If it is a dick, it is a poorly drawn one.[/quote]
    This is classic comedy at its finest[/quote]

    I thought dissecting a kid’s drawing was odd. Now we’re evaluating the quality and craftsmanship of dick art?

    You know that line we shouldn’t cross? Look behind us.

    LOL

  • Bopper | December 18, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    Is this an unrational hatred of baseball uni numbers in the 70’s? What about the 80’s or 90’s?

  • Teebz | December 18, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”306207″]Last night in Vancouver, as part of the retirement of Trevor Linden’s #16, they have renumbered Gate 5 at General Motors Place as Gate 16. That’s kind of an odd tribute.

    Lots of Halloween-colored Canucks goodness last night. They also had children wearing all of the sweaters from Trevor’s career, including a post-fisherman Islanders #32 and a flying eagle Capitals jersey. I wonder where they were able to dig up those sweaters… in child sizes, no less? Maybe River City Sports does have everything![/quote]

    I used to work there. They claim to have everything, but the old jerseys are definitely not their doing.

  • Bopper | December 18, 2008 at 9:49 am |

    [quote comment=”306230″][quote comment=”306213″]Perhaps I am just not as artistic as others, but I don’t even see a dick when I look at McCann’s bat. It looks like some random curves. If it is a dick, it is a poorly drawn one.[/quote]

    I thought dissecting a kid’s drawing was odd. Now we’re evaluating the quality and craftsmanship of dick art?

    You know that line we shouldn’t cross? Look behind us.

    LOL[/quote]

  • Bopper | December 18, 2008 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”306233″][quote comment=”306230″][quote comment=”306213″]Perhaps I am just not as artistic as others, but I don’t even see a dick when I look at McCann’s bat. It looks like some random curves. If it is a dick, it is a poorly drawn one.[/quote]

    I thought dissecting a kid’s drawing was odd. Now we’re evaluating the quality and craftsmanship of dick art?

    You know that line we shouldn’t cross? Look behind us.

    LOL[/quote][/quote]
    http://www.youtube.c...

     

    EDIT: NSFW

  • Hott Rodd | December 18, 2008 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”306226″]I don’t know why, but reading today’s entry reminded me of some folders I had in grade school that were basically oversized Topps baseball cards. I don’t have any pictures and am at work so I shouldn’t wast valuable production time in this time of economic uncertainty when I can be contributing to the nation’s productivity as we pull up our bootstraps and prevail.[/quote]

    Wow… I remember those…

  • fluxcap | December 18, 2008 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”306209″]Trevor Linden had his #16 retired last night. VAN did what is becoming standard in number retirements and had the entire team wear Linden’s Jersey.

    http://www.vancouver...

    Best part of the night: The ‘V for Victory’ jersey made an appearance on Stan Smyl. Love it! I need to get one of those…

    Worst part of the night: Pic in the gallery shows Luongo with others giving Linden a gift with an ‘A’ on his jersey. Is he not allowed to wear a God Damn ‘C’ on his jersey even if he’s injured? Too bad…[/quote]

    The best part is the caption for the 20th picture (bottom row, 4th picture) which says “Linden’s No. 15 is raised to the rafters.”

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2008 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”306223″]Just in case you haven’t seen what Paul is talking about in regards to Pelfrey’s tongue waggle while pitching, check out here and here.[/quote]

    I dare anyone to google “Dick Pole:.

    I wonder if McCann’s bat will appear.

  • The Ol Goaler | December 18, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    Having broadcast a couple of football games from Akron’s Rubber Bowl, I’m glad to see the Zips getting a new stadium, corporate-sponsored or no… although one could see both the Goodyear Blimp hangar and the Soap Box Derby course from the Rubber Bowl pressbox!

    Meanwhile, here in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Arkansas State University’s football digs have been re-named from the politically-incorrect Indian Stadium to “ASU Stadium”; I’m not sure how much “naming rights” would cost here!

  • Joe Drennan | December 18, 2008 at 10:09 am |

    I’m thinking this is something we’d all enjoy reading http://blackhawks.nh... I can’t wait for the game. Thanks mom and dad for a great Christmas present (Dad’s giving me his one ticket he has from his season tickets)

  • The Fonz | December 18, 2008 at 10:09 am |

    do you know what the citi field patch looks like?

  • Duck | December 18, 2008 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”306221″]The McCann “dick” is quite obviously his uni number (16) with a couple of extra lines added. Possibly by a teammate as a practical joke?[/quote]

    Figures It’d take a woman’s touch to dissect the dick and find out what it really is. Nice work.

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    Question for everyone in the Hockey Wing, including uncaffeinated Jim.

    I would love to hear the opinions of those 4 people as well as the rest of the UWers.

    I am seriously considering partaking in a few DIY Hockey sweater projects.

    What, in your opinions, would be the hardest to recreate?

    Conversely, what would be the most simple to make.

    Maybe a top ten list for both would be in order.

    Sorry if this is OT, but I would rather refrain from any more Dick Pole banter!

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2008 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”306241″][quote comment=”306221″]The McCann “dick” is quite obviously his uni number (16) with a couple of extra lines added. Possibly by a teammate as a practical joke?[/quote]

    Figures It’d take a woman’s touch to dissect the dick and find out what it really is. Nice work.[/quote]

    Careful, Duck.

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”306243″][quote comment=”306241″][quote comment=”306221″]The McCann “dick” is quite obviously his uni number (16) with a couple of extra lines added. Possibly by a teammate as a practical joke?[/quote]

    Figures It’d take a woman’s touch to dissect the dick and find out what it really is. Nice work.[/quote]

    Careful, Duck.[/quote]

    and thus endeth this little skit

  • Shaftman | December 18, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”306236″][quote comment=”306209″]Trevor Linden had his #16 retired last night. VAN did what is becoming standard in number retirements and had the entire team wear Linden’s Jersey.

    http://www.vancouver...

    Best part of the night: The ‘V for Victory’
    jersey made an appearance on Stan Smyl. Love it! I need to get one of those…

    Worst part of the night: Pic in the gallery shows Luongo with others giving Linden a gift with an ‘A’ on his jersey. Is he not allowed to wear a God Damn ‘C’ on his jersey even if he’s injured? Too bad…[/quote]

    The best part is the caption for the 20th picture (bottom row, 4th picture) which says “Linden’s No. 15 is raised to the rafters.”[/quote]

    Is that Teebz’ kid behind Linden’s right arm :)

  • Jim MI | December 18, 2008 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”306242″]Question for everyone in the Hockey Wing, including uncaffeinated Jim.

    I would love to hear the opinions of those 4 people as well as the rest of the UWers.

    I am seriously considering partaking in a few DIY Hockey sweater projects.

    What, in your opinions, would be the hardest to recreate?

    Conversely, what would be the most simple to make.

    Maybe a top ten list for both would be in order.

    Sorry if this is OT, but I would rather refrain from any more Dick Pole banter![/quote]

    You looking for only current sweaters or current and any past one as well…

  • Peter | December 18, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”306242″]Question for everyone in the Hockey Wing, including uncaffeinated Jim.

    I would love to hear the opinions of those 4 people as well as the rest of the UWers.

    I am seriously considering partaking in a few DIY Hockey sweater projects.

    What, in your opinions, would be the hardest to recreate?

    Conversely, what would be the most simple to make.

    Maybe a top ten list for both would be in order.

    Sorry if this is OT, but I would rather refrain from any more Dick Pole banter![/quote]

    1) The “Fisherman” Ilsles….
    2) The Flying “V” Canucks
    3) That horrid 3rd Jersey by the Mighty Ducks a few years back….

    there’s a few to challenge you if you could stomach it!

  • steve | December 18, 2008 at 10:21 am |

    Paul why do you post such huge pictures? The McCann photo is 2816 x 2112 pixels. Does that fit on your screen without scrolling?

  • Jim MI | December 18, 2008 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”306239″]I’m thinking this is something we’d all enjoy reading http://blackhawks.nh... I can’t wait for the game. Thanks mom and dad for a great Christmas present (Dad’s giving me his one ticket he has from his season tickets)[/quote]

    How do you get a job in an NHL lockeroom? Equipment manager, stick boy, etc. Sign me up for that! Must be a connections thing. Have to know the right people…

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2008 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”306242″]Question for everyone in the Hockey Wing, including uncaffeinated Jim.

    I would love to hear the opinions of those 4 people as well as the rest of the UWers.[/quote]

    surprisingly mr. powers, there are more hockey fans on UW than sneakerheads…

    [quote]I am seriously considering partaking in a few DIY Hockey sweater projects.

    What, in your opinions, would be the hardest to recreate?[/quote]

    here…give this a shot…would go well with your christmas day zoom kobe IV low-cuts in matching colorways

    [quote]Conversely, what would be the most simple to make.[/quote]

    here…just get a livestrong jersey and some patches…lots and lots of patches

    [quote]Sorry if this is OT, but I would rather refrain from any more Dick Pole banter![/quote]

    i can make that happen ;)

  • Perry | December 18, 2008 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”306220″][quote]I don’t know what to say about this video of 1970s soccer fashions, except that it’s probably the video contribution of the year[/quote]
    PROBABLY? That is OUTSTANDING! It makes the surreal Labatt’s commercial posted yesterday look like an istructional video on proper flossing technique.[/quote]

    It’s like a great lost episode of Sprockets.

  • M.Princip | December 18, 2008 at 10:28 am |

    I don’t know if this tops the German 70s Soccer fashions vid., however, this Finnish YMCA tribute, sportin’ the 70s basketball short shorts ensemble, is intriguing and well worth a gander.

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

  • Mike D. | December 18, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    Was watching MSG Vault telecast of 1973 Knicks vs. Baltimore Bullets playoff game recently and it appeared the Bullets players had only first names on the back of their uniforms.

    Searched, but could not find any photos/images with first name only on-back. Does anyone have a photo confirming first name only on backs of Bullets uniforms? Is anyone aware of any other major sport team with first name only on back of the uniform? Thanks.

  • JTH | December 18, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    Is there a Ghostbusters lunchbox in the Braves’ dugout for McCann to keep that bat?

  • Leo | December 18, 2008 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”306247″][quote comment=”306242″]Question for everyone in the Hockey Wing, including uncaffeinated Jim.

    I would love to hear the opinions of those 4 people as well as the rest of the UWers.

    I am seriously considering partaking in a few DIY Hockey sweater projects.

    What, in your opinions, would be the hardest to recreate?

    Conversely, what would be the most simple to make.

    Maybe a top ten list for both would be in order.

    Sorry if this is OT, but I would rather refrain from any more Dick Pole banter![/quote]

    1) The “Fisherman” Ilsles….
    2) The Flying “V” Canucks
    3) That horrid 3rd Jersey by the Mighty Ducks a few years back….

    there’s a few to challenge you if you could stomach it![/quote]

    The best challenge that I can think of would be that horrendous Blues third jersey that never left the box.

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”306238″]Having broadcast a couple of football games from Akron’s Rubber Bowl, I’m glad to see the Zips getting a new stadium, corporate-sponsored or no… although one could see both the Goodyear Blimp hangar and the Soap Box Derby course from the Rubber Bowl pressbox!

    Meanwhile, here in Jonesboro, Arkansas, Arkansas State University’s football digs have been re-named from the politically-incorrect Indian Stadium to “ASU Stadium”; I’m not sure how much “naming rights” would cost here![/quote]

    I went to an all-you can eat buffet in Wynne, AR, where 13 adults and 4 children ate like kings.

    With a tip for the busboy, the meal cost a whopping cost 103 dollars, USD, Phil,.

    Naming rights, you could probably get Agway or Bass Pro Shops to throw up some dough, no?

  • JTH | December 18, 2008 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”306255″][quote comment=”306247″][quote comment=”306242″]Question for everyone in the Hockey Wing, including uncaffeinated Jim.

    I would love to hear the opinions of those 4 people as well as the rest of the UWers.

    I am seriously considering partaking in a few DIY Hockey sweater projects.

    What, in your opinions, would be the hardest to recreate?

    Conversely, what would be the most simple to make.

    Maybe a top ten list for both would be in order.

    Sorry if this is OT, but I would rather refrain from any more Dick Pole banter![/quote]

    1) The “Fisherman” Ilsles….
    2) The Flying “V” Canucks
    3) That horrid 3rd Jersey by the Mighty Ducks a few years back….

    there’s a few to challenge you if you could stomach it![/quote]

    The best challenge that I can think of would be that horrendous Blues third jersey that never left the box.[/quote]
    For current NHL jerseys, I’d think that the Blackhawks’ crest with all the different feather colors would be a real bitch to put together.

    As for an easy one, I’d go with the Maple Leafs.

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”306250″][quote comment=”306242″]Question for everyone in the Hockey Wing, including uncaffeinated Jim.

    I would love to hear the opinions of those 4 people as well as the rest of the UWers.[/quote]

    surprisingly mr. powers, there are more hockey fans on UW than sneakerheads…

    [quote]I am seriously considering partaking in a few DIY Hockey sweater projects.

    What, in your opinions, would be the hardest to recreate?[/quote]

    here…give this a shot…would go well with your christmas day zoom kobe IV low-cuts in matching colorways

    [quote]Conversely, what would be the most simple to make.[/quote]

    here…just get a livestrong jersey and some patches…lots and lots of patches

    [quote]Sorry if this is OT, but I would rather refrain from any more Dick Pole banter![/quote]

    i can make that happen ;)[/quote]

    Phil is given a tan box and automatically becomes Ty Domi!

    “All power comes from the barrel of a keyboard”?

  • Paul Lukas | December 18, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”306240″]do you know what the citi field patch looks like?[/quote]

    Yes. And it sucks. But I can’t show it to you yet.

    [quote comment=”306248″]Paul why do you post such huge pictures? The McCann photo is 2816 x 2112 pixels. Does that fit on your screen without scrolling?[/quote]

    Most browsers will let you click on a photo to automatically size it the window size. You can also set your browser preferences to automatically do this without clicking. In this case, I chose the largest size possible because the dick/balls drawing is a small detail and I wanted everyone to be able to see it as clearly as possible.

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2008 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”306246″][quote comment=”306242″]Question for everyone in the Hockey Wing, including uncaffeinated Jim.

    I would love to hear the opinions of those 4 people as well as the rest of the UWers.

    I am seriously considering partaking in a few DIY Hockey sweater projects.

    What, in your opinions, would be the hardest to recreate?

    Conversely, what would be the most simple to make.

    Maybe a top ten list for both would be in order.

    Sorry if this is OT, but I would rather refrain from any more Dick Pole banter![/quote]

    You looking for only current sweaters or current and any past one as well…[/quote]

    All are welcome…I’ll probably end up trying a Habs, Whalers or Oilers but the question was more
    of a writing prompt!

  • Shane | December 18, 2008 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”306242″]Question for everyone in the Hockey Wing, including uncaffeinated Jim.

    I would love to hear the opinions of those 4 people as well as the rest of the UWers.

    I am seriously considering partaking in a few DIY Hockey sweater projects.

    What, in your opinions, would be the hardest to recreate?[/quote]

    Probably those strange-ass Canucks sweaters from the 80s.

  • steve | December 18, 2008 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”306259″][quote comment=”306240″]do you know what the citi field patch looks like?[/quote]

    Yes. And it sucks. But I can’t show it to you yet.

    [quote comment=”306248″]Paul why do you post such huge pictures? The McCann photo is 2816 x 2112 pixels. Does that fit on your screen without scrolling?[/quote]

    Most browsers will let you click on a photo to automatically size it the window size. You can also set your browser preferences to automatically do this without clicking. In this case, I chose the largest size possible because the dick/balls drawing is a small detail and I wanted everyone to be able to see it as clearly as possible.[/quote]
    If you have the automatic resizing turned on you would never know it was a giant picture.

  • Tony in Erie | December 18, 2008 at 11:04 am |

    Powers,

    Try this piece of utter crap from the loathsome Southwest of hockey.

    I DOUBLE DOG DARE YOU! :)

  • Jim MI | December 18, 2008 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”306242″]Question for everyone in the Hockey Wing, including uncaffeinated Jim.

    I would love to hear the opinions of those 4 people as well as the rest of the UWers.

    I am seriously considering partaking in a few DIY Hockey sweater projects.

    What, in your opinions, would be the hardest to recreate?

    Conversely, what would be the most simple to make.

    Maybe a top ten list for both would be in order.

    Sorry if this is OT, but I would rather refrain from any more Dick Pole banter![/quote]

    Powers,

    As for current designs I’d try the following:

    NJD
    MON
    BOS

    For historic, here are some of my favorites that would be easier to make:

    MIN North Stars, might want to make a white one unless you can find their green color in clothing. I recommend a #20 Ciccarelli

    Hartford Whalers #94 Shanahan

    IF you don’t want to put numbers on them as it would add difficulty, go with some classics:

    #4 Bobby Orr BOS
    http://web.mac.com/r...

    #9 Richard MON

    #9 Bobby Hull CHI (Be cool to see this shoulder patch home made) http://www.leonwolf....

    If you dare to do names, a PHI throwback (the one the current PHI third is based off) and do a #1 Parent!

    http://www.hockeyfor...

  • Johnny F. | December 18, 2008 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”306214″][quote] I don’t even see a dick when I look at McCann’s bat.[/quote]

    early comment of the day nominee[/quote]

    This is wonderful. I love UniWatch!

    Paul, your list of raffle stuff is amazingly generous….and very cool. I know it’ll probably be said hundreds of times on here, but thank you so much for the time and effort you put into UW. I’m sure I can speak for everyone, when I say this place is pretty special.

    I’ll be out for most of the day (working on the new house), but I’ll be sure to check in tonight.

    My parting link, in honor of the man in charge…

    Paul and his pork:

    http://nymag.com/ima...

  • Peter | December 18, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”306258″][quote comment=”306250″][quote comment=”306242″]Question for everyone in the Hockey Wing, including uncaffeinated Jim.

    I would love to hear the opinions of those 4 people as well as the rest of the UWers.[/quote]

    surprisingly mr. powers, there are more hockey fans on UW than sneakerheads…

    [quote]I am seriously considering partaking in a few DIY Hockey sweater projects.

    What, in your opinions, would be the hardest to recreate?[/quote]

    here…give this a shot…would go well with your christmas day zoom kobe IV low-cuts in matching colorways

    [quote]Conversely, what would be the most simple to make.[/quote]

    here…just get a livestrong jersey and some patches…lots and lots of patches

    [quote]Sorry if this is OT, but I would rather refrain from any more Dick Pole banter![/quote]

    i can make that happen ;)[/quote]

    Phil is given a tan box and automatically becomes Ty Domi!

    “All power comes from the barrel of a keyboard”?[/quote]

    Its Tahir “Tie” Domi….

  • BGJ | December 18, 2008 at 11:10 am |

    Paul – thanks for setting up such a sweet raffle! I am curious as to how you choose the winners. Would it benefit us to send 4 emails over 4 days or all at once or what?? Just curious, I’m wanting to optimize my chances of course!

  • Oscar | December 18, 2008 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”306253″]Was watching MSG Vault telecast of 1973 Knicks vs. Baltimore Bullets playoff game recently and it appeared the Bullets players had only first names on the back of their uniforms.

    Searched, but could not find any photos/images with first name only on-back. Does anyone have a photo confirming first name only on backs of Bullets uniforms? Is anyone aware of any other major sport team with first name only on back of the uniform? Thanks.[/quote]

    Must have been in the era when the NBA let you put something other than your last name on the back of the jersey (Pete Maravich’s jersey, for instance, had “Pistol” on it, quotation marks included).

    Other than individual players having their first names on them (Ichiro, Vida, etc.), can’t think of any examples. But I do remember those Pistons warm-ups where the players had their first names on the fronts of the warm-ups (I remember my 10-year-old self being disappointed that Vinnie Johnson had “Vinnie” instead of “Microwave” on his.).

  • Peter | December 18, 2008 at 11:11 am |

    Since everyone is taking from my original post (43)…why not throw a pic the islanders fisherman too… ( i am limited to my pic/link posting due to work)

    (though to be fiar, I was not specific on the Ducks 3rd jersey, but that was the one I was referring to)…

    and those 80’s jersey’s are the flying v

  • jere | December 18, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    I agree with the person who said McCann’s little drawing is a 16 with extra lines drawn on–you can even see where the 16 is in faded white, with the other lines added in a brighter white. Now that I think of it, this has probably been happening to players with number 16 for decades. (Although I’m sure you can turn anything in to anything else with a few lines.)

  • JTH | December 18, 2008 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”306259″][quote comment=”306240″]do you know what the citi field patch looks like?[/quote]

    Yes. And it sucks. But I can’t show it to you yet.
    [/quote]
    I suppose it’s safe to assume that this eyesore of a logo is featured prominently.

  • Glen | December 18, 2008 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”306259″][quote comment=”306240″]do you know what the citi field patch looks like?[/quote]

    Yes. And it sucks. But I can’t show it to you yet.

    [quote comment=”306248″]Paul why do you post such huge pictures? The McCann photo is 2816 x 2112 pixels. Does that fit on your screen without scrolling?[/quote]

    HAHAHAHAH PAUL SAID DICK/BALLS!!!!!

    Most browsers will let you click on a photo to automatically size it the window size. You can also set your browser preferences to automatically do this without clicking. In this case, I chose the largest size possible because the dick/balls drawing is a small detail and I wanted everyone to be able to see it as clearly as possible.[/quote]

  • Tony in Erie | December 18, 2008 at 11:23 am |

    Jim Mi,

    Re comment 59…

    Your Bernie Parent link isn’t right…but for the life of me I’ve been trying for twenty minutes to find out who that goalie is.

    Reggie Lemelin wore #31 for Calgary from 1980-81 through 1986-87, and then Rick Wamsley wore it from 1987-1990… neither of them are left handed….I’m lost!

    Not giving up though.

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    this is an example of comedy gold:

    [quote]I chose the largest size possible because the dick/balls drawing is a small detail and I wanted everyone to be able to see it as clearly as possible.[/quote]

    this is not:

    [quote]HAHAHAHAH PAUL SAID DICK/BALLS!!!!![/quote]

    lets try to keep the gold alive and not ruin the good shit with replies like this (not singling you out glen…this goes for everyone)

  • Jim MI | December 18, 2008 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”306274″]Jim Mi,

    Re comment 59…

    Your Bernie Parent link isn’t right…but for the life of me I’ve been trying for twenty minutes to find out who that goalie is.

    Reggie Lemelin wore #31 for Calgary from 1980-81 through 1986-87, and then Rick Wamsley wore it from 1987-1990… neither of them are left handed….I’m lost!

    Not giving up though.[/quote]

    Damn it…

    Parent:

    http://imagecache2.a...

    Not sure if it’s the uni with the white nameplate, but it’s Parent.

  • Tony in Erie | December 18, 2008 at 11:28 am |

    Check out the cowboy hat in the stands btw…

    Any idea what team wore that?

  • Tony in Erie | December 18, 2008 at 11:30 am |

    Thanks Jim … now to find out who that goalie is… seriously driving me nuts now

  • skott daltonic | December 18, 2008 at 11:30 am |

    paul – great raffle – thanks!

    powers:

    i’d go w/ the 70s/80s bruins – very simple, no shoulder yokes or anything. just some stripes and a spoked B.

    the whalers idea is a great one just for the simple fact that its one of the most brilliant logos in the history of sports.

    for most difficult, i’d have to say that barber pole Blackhawks jersey. that looks like a ton of sewing!

    oh – easy could be a maple leaf’s jersey, too.

    ps: when showing tickets to a sporting event, i always blur the UPC code. i just don’t trust anyone on the www, yo.

  • Paul Lukas | December 18, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”306268″]Paul – thanks for setting up such a sweet raffle! I am curious as to how you choose the winners. Would it benefit us to send 4 emails over 4 days or all at once or what??

    Just curious, I’m wanting to optimize my chances of course![/quote]

    Completely random (via the random integer generator at random.org). There’s no winning strategy — just send in your entry (or entries, as the case might be).

  • Jim MI | December 18, 2008 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”306274″]Jim Mi,

    Re comment 59…

    Your Bernie Parent link isn’t right…but for the life of me I’ve been trying for twenty minutes to find out who that goalie is.

    Reggie Lemelin wore #31 for Calgary from 1980-81 through 1986-87, and then Rick Wamsley wore it from 1987-1990… neither of them are left handed….I’m lost!

    Not giving up though.[/quote]

    Tony,

    Only time Dino wore a MIN uni with no black on it was his rookie year in 80-81. That should help a lot in your search.

  • Matt | December 18, 2008 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”306272″][quote comment=”306259″][quote comment=”306240″]do you know what the citi field patch looks like?[/quote]

    Yes. And it sucks. But I can’t show it to you yet.
    [/quote]
    I suppose it’s safe to assume that this eyesore of a logo is featured prominently.[/quote]
    This is so stupid. If PL get his hands on stuff, why can’t he show it? Like he’s going to get into trouble if he..gasp..shows a patch before it’s official unveiling!!!

    I mean, can’t you even describe it? Geez.

  • Jim MI | December 18, 2008 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”306278″]Thanks Jim … now to find out who that goalie is… seriously driving me nuts now[/quote]

    Well only goalie in 80-81 for CAL who caught with his right hand was:

    http://www.legendsof...

    Pat Riggin

  • Tony in Erie | December 18, 2008 at 11:42 am |

    Pat Riggin.

    Although every picture I found of him, he was wearing #1 and Lemelin was always wearing #31. So I’m not sure, but southpaw goalies are about as rare as…well…the aforementioned baseball card.

  • The Fonz | December 18, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”306272″][quote comment=”306259″][quote comment=”306240″]do you know what the citi field patch looks like?[/quote]

    Yes. And it sucks. But I can’t show it to you yet.
    [/quote]
    I suppose it’s safe to assume that this eyesore of a logo is featured prominently.[/quote]

    I didn’t think they could include that as a logo…I thought advertisment was strictly prohibited. But if that really is the logo, I will be disgusted if thats on the jerseys all season…at leas the yankee one is classy.

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”306281″][quote comment=”306274″]Jim Mi,

    Re comment 59…

    Your Bernie Parent link isn’t right…but for the life of me I’ve been trying for twenty minutes to find out who that goalie is.

    Reggie Lemelin wore #31 for Calgary from 1980-81 through 1986-87, and then Rick Wamsley wore it from 1987-1990… neither of them are left handed….I’m lost!

    Not giving up though.[/quote]

    Tony,

    Only time Dino wore a MIN uni with no black on it was his rookie year in 80-81. That should help a lot in your search.[/quote]

    Loved those no-black North Stars unis.
    Nothing against the Wild (except the “Christmas” look gets old; would rather see the classier all-forest), but I wish the Stars were still here. And wearing the no-blacks.

    Ah, well, life goes on.

    —Ricko

  • Eric B in KC | December 18, 2008 at 11:46 am |

    i would say that the university of kansas is getting all “winconsin-y” on this business owner but, in looking through his website, i didn’t really see any shirts that said “KU” or “jayhawks.” there’s a lot of “hawks basketball” and “hawks football” but no “jayhawks.”

    i nominate the university of kansas as a-holes of the week.

    http://www.kansascit...

  • Tony in Erie | December 18, 2008 at 11:47 am |

    Riggin must have been wearing #1 then, just attribute it to “jersey rollover”.

    -Tony…Hockey wing rep from Erie

  • Nuk | December 18, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”306281″][quote comment=”306274″]Jim Mi,

    Re comment 59…

    Your Bernie Parent link isn’t right…but for the life of me I’ve been trying for twenty minutes to find out who that goalie is.

    Reggie Lemelin wore #31 for Calgary from 1980-81 through 1986-87, and then Rick Wamsley wore it from 1987-1990… neither of them are left handed….I’m lost!

    Not giving up though.[/quote]

    Tony,

    Only time Dino wore a MIN uni with no black on it was his rookie year in 80-81. That should help a lot in your search.[/quote]

    In 80-81 the Flames used three goalies
    Pat Riggin, Dan Bouchard and Reggie Lemelin

    Riggin was the only lefty (catches right)
    http://www.hockey-re...

    The website shows that Riggin and Lemelin both wore 1 and 31 with the Flames. It has to be Riggin.

  • Eric B in KC | December 18, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    i actually dig the minnesota wild’s look. the green and maroon have a log cabin feel to them.

  • Paul Lukas | December 18, 2008 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”306282″][quote comment=”306272″][quote comment=”306259″][quote comment=”306240″]do you know what the citi field patch looks like?[/quote]

    Yes. And it sucks. But I can’t show it to you yet.
    [/quote]
    I suppose it’s safe to assume that this eyesore of a logo is featured prominently.[/quote]
    This is so stupid. If PL get his hands on stuff, why can’t he show it? Like he’s going to get into trouble if he..gasp..shows a patch before it’s official unveiling!!!

    I mean, can’t you even describe it? Geez.[/quote]

    I already described it: I said it sucks.

    Like most journalists, I’m often provided with information on the basis that I not disclose it, or on an embargoed basis (i.e., I can’t disclose it until a particular date). In this case, I gave my word not to share the logo for now, and my word is good. The end.

  • Teebz | December 18, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”306282″]
    This is so stupid. If PL get his hands on stuff, why can’t he show it? Like he’s going to get into trouble if he..gasp..shows a patch before it’s official unveiling!!!

    I mean, can’t you even describe it? Geez.[/quote]

    No. It comes down to journalism and ethics. If the Mets ask him not to reveal it, does he break his word and risk being excommunicated from the team or league?

    You don’t bite the hand that feeds you, Matt, and that’s his profession.

  • Jim MI | December 18, 2008 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”306286″][quote comment=”306281″][quote comment=”306274″]Jim Mi,

    Re comment 59…

    Your Bernie Parent link isn’t right…but for the life of me I’ve been trying for twenty minutes to find out who that goalie is.

    Reggie Lemelin wore #31 for Calgary from 1980-81 through 1986-87, and then Rick Wamsley wore it from 1987-1990… neither of them are left handed….I’m lost!

    Not giving up though.[/quote]

    Tony,

    Only time Dino wore a MIN uni with no black on it was his rookie year in 80-81. That should help a lot in your search.[/quote]

    Loved those no-black North Stars unis.
    Nothing against the Wild (except the “Christmas” look gets old; would rather see the classier all-forest), but I wish the Stars were still here. And wearing the no-blacks.

    Ah, well, life goes on.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Ricko,
    The MIN X-mas jerseys are weird ones. Watched the MIN/CAL game last night. I keep changing my mind on those. One day I like them, next day looks like a bunch of X-mas elves skating around… I think the thing that makes me like them everynow and then is the logo. I love circular logos. Without that I might have the X-mas elves opinion 100% of the time.

    Would like to see them try ‘retro’ colored brown pants with those. Would look bad-ass and add to the ‘foresty’ look too I feel.

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”306291″]i actually dig the minnesota wild’s look. the green and maroon have a log cabin feel to them.[/quote]

    They’re decidedly red rather than maroon.
    Actually, maroon (or burgundy) would be better, come to think of it.

    Red and old gold work great as accents to the forest green, though.

  • Teebz | December 18, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”306299″][quote comment=”306291″]i actually dig the minnesota wild’s look. the green and maroon have a log cabin feel to them.[/quote]

    They’re decidedly red rather than maroon.
    Actually, maroon (or burgundy) would be better, come to think of it.

    Red and old gold work great as accents to the forest green, though.[/quote]

    I much prefer the green. It gave the Wild a much more wildlife feel with their logo. The circular one is ok, but I feel it actually takes away from the angry bear logo.

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”306286″][quote comment=”306281″][quote comment=”306274″]Jim Mi,

    Re comment 59…

    Your Bernie Parent link isn’t right…but for the life of me I’ve been trying for twenty minutes to find out who that goalie is.

    Reggie Lemelin wore #31 for Calgary from 1980-81 through 1986-87, and then Rick Wamsley wore it from 1987-1990… neither of them are left handed….I’m lost!

    Not giving up though.[/quote]

    Tony,

    Only time Dino wore a MIN uni with no black on it was his rookie year in 80-81. That should help a lot in your search.[/quote]

    Loved those no-black North Stars unis.
    Nothing against the Wild (except the “Christmas” look gets old; would rather see the classier all-forest), but I wish the Stars were still here. And wearing the no-blacks.

    Ah, well, life goes on.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Last year at the UW Pre-SB gathering in Park Slope, a UW’er who looked like he could have played for the Giants wore a GREAT retro North Stars jersey.

    I’ve said it once already today, but I am just curious cuz I don’t know much about puck.

    This should be a project for all UWers.

    What I really want to make is a reproduction of an Eric Dickerson Rams jerse, complete with the wraparound shoulder horns:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    After the entry about Bryan Justman:

    http://www.uniwatchb...

    Doing one myself is basically all that I’ve been thinking about, besides:

    1. The Christmas Shopping I haven’t done
    2. World Peace
    3. USC Songgirls
    4. The reason behind Jimmy Cracks Corn…if noone cared, why’d he keep doing it?
    5. How I can get Tinker’s e-mail
    6. How red Tom Coughlin is going to become if the Giants lose two more games
    7. The Christmas Present I keep putting off making for my wife
    8. Songgirls

  • DJ | December 18, 2008 at 12:04 pm |

    The MIN X-mas jerseys are weird ones. Watched the MIN/CAL game last night. I keep changing my mind on those. One day I like them, next day looks like a bunch of X-mas elves skating around… I think the thing that makes me like them everynow and then is the logo. I love circular logos.

    The best part about the Wild’s circular logo is that it is made of honest-to-goodness felt.

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2008 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”306288″]i would say that the university of kansas is getting all “winconsin-y” on this business owner but, in looking through his website, i didn’t really see any shirts that said “KU” or “jayhawks.” there’s a lot of “hawks basketball” and “hawks football” but no “jayhawks.”

    i nominate the university of kansas as a-holes of the week.

    http://www.kansascit...

    Trajan REALLY sucks

  • Paul Richard Cook | December 18, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    Fantastic photo gallery here of the Montreal Canadiens’ Carey Price trying on some old-school (think Jacques Plante) goalie gear. Full article here.

    “This isn’t protection,” Price says incredulously. “It’s suicide. Can you imagine me going out there like this? For even one practice? No chance.”

  • Patrick | December 18, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    Shame on you, Julie Regan…shame on you.

  • Chad | December 18, 2008 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”306220″][quote]I don’t know what to say about this video of 1970s soccer fashions, except that it’s probably the video contribution of the year[/quote]
    PROBABLY? That is OUTSTANDING! It makes the surreal Labatt’s commercial posted yesterday look like an istructional video on proper flossing technique.[/quote]

    wasn’t that video already posted a few months ago?

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 12:20 pm |

    What I really want to make is a reproduction of an Eric Dickerson Rams jerse, complete with the wraparound shoulder horns:

    http://i256.photobuc

    Or, for a mere $12.49…rendered in authentic genuine shiny fabric

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 12:21 pm |

    probably should include link…

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • interlockingtc | December 18, 2008 at 12:22 pm |

    “I don’t know what to say about this video of 1970s soccer fashions….”

    I’ll say it:

    Ain’t life grand?

    (Sweet fancy Moses.)

  • JTH | December 18, 2008 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”306308″][quote comment=”306220″][quote]I don’t know what to say about this video of 1970s soccer fashions, except that it’s probably the video contribution of the year[/quote]
    PROBABLY? That is OUTSTANDING! It makes the surreal Labatt’s commercial posted yesterday look like an istructional video on proper flossing technique.[/quote]

    wasn’t that video already posted a few months ago?[/quote]
    Maybe. But YouTube videos don’t always work for me and/or I just can’t watch them at work. I’m at home today, though.

  • JTH | December 18, 2008 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”306285″][quote comment=”306272″][quote comment=”306259″][quote comment=”306240″]do you know what the citi field patch looks like?[/quote]

    Yes. And it sucks. But I can’t show it to you yet.
    [/quote]
    I suppose it’s safe to assume that this eyesore of a logo is featured prominently.[/quote]

    I didn’t think they could include that as a logo…I thought advertisment was strictly prohibited. But if that really is the logo, I will be disgusted if thats on the jerseys all season…at leas the yankee one is classy.[/quote]
    That’s definitely the logo. Here’s a better look at the cap that Wright was wearing.

  • Peter | December 18, 2008 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”306312″][quote comment=”306308″][quote comment=”306220″][quote]I don’t know what to say about this video of 1970s soccer fashions, except that it’s probably the video contribution of the year[/quote]
    PROBABLY? That is OUTSTANDING! It makes the surreal Labatt’s commercial posted yesterday look like an istructional video on proper flossing technique.[/quote]

    wasn’t that video already posted a few months ago?[/quote]
    Maybe. But YouTube videos don’t always work for me and/or I just can’t watch them at work. I’m at home today, though.[/quote]

    I think it was posted when we got that freaky ass german unvieling of thier kits (the one with te viking music and the girls doing wierd interpitative dances)….we were all looking for other strange soccer uni’s unvieling…and I do believe that was posted

  • tom farley | December 18, 2008 at 12:27 pm |

    It’s like a great lost episode of Sprockets.
    With your host, Dieter. Sponsored by Clearasil.

  • muddlehead | December 18, 2008 at 12:28 pm |

    f-face. heard the radio interview. ripken said, and you’d have to agree, fleer definitely enhanced for clarity the words. and, furthermore, what are the odds, he said, of the words being exactly in the right readable position for the photo?

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2008 at 12:28 pm |

    I made the mistake of googling “Dick Pole”, Kidding!

    No, I googled “Oilers sweater”, and this EXTREMELY wierd picture popped up.

    My 3 hour romance with hockey is over.

    Eric Dickerson jersey, here I come.

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”306317″]I made the mistake of googling “Dick Pole”, Kidding!

    No, I googled “Oilers sweater”, and this EXTREMELY wierd picture popped up.

    http://i2.photobucke...

    My 3 hour romance with hockey is over.

    Eric Dickerson jersey, here I come.[/quote]

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2008 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”306318″][quote comment=”306317″]I made the mistake of googling “Dick Pole”, Kidding!

    No, I googled “Oilers sweater”, and this EXTREMELY wierd picture popped up.

    http://i2.photobucke...

    My 3 hour romance with hockey is over.

    Eric Dickerson jersey, here I come.[/quote][/quote]

    NSFW

    thanks for playing

  • Teebz | December 18, 2008 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”306317″]I made the mistake of googling “Dick Pole”, Kidding!

    No, I googled “Oilers sweater”, and this EXTREMELY wierd picture popped up.

    My 3 hour romance with hockey is over.

    Eric Dickerson jersey, here I come.[/quote]

    The Oilers of the 1980s loved to play wide open hockey.

    I’ll be here all week. LOL

  • CJ | December 18, 2008 at 12:35 pm |

    I’ve seen that Bundesliga Fashions video before. I asked a German friend for an overview of the conversation.

    Apparently the commentator starts out by pointing out the original kits by color, then realizes people watching with black and white TVs will have no idea what he is talking about.

    The entire thing was a fashion designer’s attempt to redo the kits of the 5 or 6 Bundesliga teams (I can see Schalke, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Frankfurt, I hear him say Duisburg)featured. In a few of them, the designer attempted to change the color scheme as well.

    Personally, I think it’s hilarious. I would kill for the black and yellow kit though.

  • JTH | December 18, 2008 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”306318″][quote comment=”306317″]I made the mistake of googling “Dick Pole”, Kidding!

    No, I googled “Oilers sweater”, and this EXTREMELY wierd picture popped up.

    http://i2.photobucke...

    My 3 hour romance with hockey is over.

    Eric Dickerson jersey, here I come.[/quote][/quote]
    Not so fast. Here’s a DIY hockey sweater you can make and it ties in nicely with today’s southpaw goalie thread: Tony Esposito.

    You can even make things easier on yourself by going with what he wore in his rookie year.

  • Tony in Erie | December 18, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”306306″]Fantastic photo gallery here of the Montreal Canadiens’ Carey Price trying on some old-school (think Jacques Plante) goalie gear. Full article here.

    “This isn’t protection,” Price says incredulously. “It’s suicide. Can you imagine me going out there like this? For even one practice? No chance.”

    [/quote]

    And honestly, Jacques Plante got a bunch of crap for playing with that molded mask too.

    Ahh, where we’ve come from.

  • Jeff P | December 18, 2008 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”306242″]Question for everyone in the Hockey Wing, including uncaffeinated Jim.

    I would love to hear the opinions of those 4 people as well as the rest of the UWers.

    I am seriously considering partaking in a few DIY Hockey sweater projects.

    What, in your opinions, would be the hardest to recreate?

    Conversely, what would be the most simple to make.

    Maybe a top ten list for both would be in order.

    Sorry if this is OT, but I would rather refrain from any more Dick Pole banter![/quote]

    Hardest? The Blackhawks Barber pole design. All the stripes, and their logo is incredibly complicated…

    Easy? The 50’s era red wings
    Or the change white sweaters from the early days for some teams, which were just plain whites with a logo and a number.

    You could do the one I’m going to try if I can find an orange t-shirt to do it with: Just because of the name and the fact that they completely sucked.

  • Mike | December 18, 2008 at 1:48 pm |

    Simeon Varlamov is starting in goal for the Caps for the second time in his professional career, so I guess we get another vanilla mask….this time with a red sweater:

    http://news.yahoo.co...

  • TMcLaughlin | December 18, 2008 at 1:48 pm |

    Germans are weird. Though that video is awfully appropriate. This is the time of year to gather your family and watch “Es Ist Das Bundesliga, Charlie Brown!”

    An aside-Vancouver needs to bring back the Flying V. Might look good in the current color scheme. Yes folks, believe it or not I am sober.

  • Tony in Erie | December 18, 2008 at 1:50 pm |

    Thankfully, I think they smashed the die on the Flying V…

  • mtjaws | December 18, 2008 at 2:05 pm |

    No mention in ticker of the new Stone Crabs logo, but now the uniforms are on their site.

    http://stonecrabsbas...
    http://www.sunnewspa...

    They are just like the Rays, but I’m sure they want to build that connection. I hate the SC hat though. The crab or C claw would’ve been better, just not in that light blue.

  • joe | December 18, 2008 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”306282″][quote comment=”306272″][quote comment=”306259″][quote comment=”306240″]do you know what the citi field patch looks like?[/quote]

    Yes. And it sucks. But I can’t show it to you yet.
    [/quote]
    I suppose it’s safe to assume that this eyesore of a logo is featured prominently.[/quote]
    This is so stupid. If PL get his hands on stuff, why can’t he show it? Like he’s going to get into trouble if he..gasp..shows a patch before it’s official unveiling!!!

    I mean, can’t you even describe it? Geez.[/quote]
    the info is embargoes until the official unveiling, if he lets the info out early, he won’t “get in trouble” but he won’t ever get early info again. Actually legally he could be liable also if there was any non-disclosures signed.

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”306329″]No mention in ticker of the new Stone Crabs logo, but now the uniforms are on their site.

    http://stonecrabsbas...
    http://www.sunnewspa...

    They are just like the Rays, but I’m sure they want to build that connection. I hate the SC hat though. The crab or C claw would’ve been better, just not in that light blue.[/quote]

    Fun hat.
    Do we suppose the way to beat the Stone Crabs is to whack ’em with a small hammer?

  • chance | December 18, 2008 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”306313″][quote comment=”306285″][quote comment=”306272″][quote comment=”306259″][quote comment=”306240″]do you know what the citi field patch looks like?[/quote]

    Yes. And it sucks. But I can’t show it to you yet.
    [/quote]
    I suppose it’s safe to assume that this eyesore of a logo is featured prominently.[/quote]

    I didn’t think they could include that as a logo…I thought advertisment was strictly prohibited. But if that really is the logo, I will be disgusted if thats on the jerseys all season…at leas the yankee one is classy.[/quote]
    That’s definitely the logo. Here’s a better look at the cap that Wright was wearing.[/quote]
    That’s the logo of Citi Field, but it’s not necessarily the patch they’ll be wearing on the field.

    I’ve never seen official confirmation of this, but it’s long been presumed that teams can’t put stadium sponsor names on their patches.

    Compare:
    Miller Park logo v. patch the Brewers wore

    Busch Stadium logo v. patch the Cardinals wore

    Enron Field logo v. patch the Astros wore

    So whatever the patch looks like, odds are pretty good that it won’t be the stadium logo.

  • chance | December 18, 2008 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”306329″]No mention in ticker of the new Stone Crabs logo, but now the uniforms are on their site.

    http://stonecrabsbas...
    http://www.sunnewspa...

    They are just like the Rays, but I’m sure they want to build that connection. I hate the SC hat though. The crab or C claw would’ve been better, just not in that light blue.[/quote]

    Those uniforms are far superior to those of the Rays’. The wordmark has much more character.

  • Jim MI | December 18, 2008 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”306331″][quote comment=”306329″]No mention in ticker of the new Stone Crabs logo, but now the uniforms are on their site.

    http://stonecrabsbas...
    http://www.sunnewspa...

    They are just like the Rays, but I’m sure they want to build that connection. I hate the SC hat though. The crab or C claw would’ve been better, just not in that light blue.[/quote]

    Fun hat.
    Do we suppose the way to beat the Stone Crabs is to whack ’em with a small hammer?[/quote]

    I heard you have to use some kind of shampoo…

  • Jim BC | December 18, 2008 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”306323″][quote comment=”306306″]Fantastic photo gallery here of the Montreal Canadiens’ Carey Price trying on some old-school (think Jacques Plante) goalie gear. Full article here.

    “This isn’t protection,” Price says incredulously. “It’s suicide. Can you imagine me going out there like this? For even one practice? No chance.”

    [/quote]

    And honestly, Jacques Plante got a bunch of crap for playing with that molded mask too.

    Ahh, where we’ve come from.[/quote]
    When men were men… here’s a classic:
    http://www.legendsof...

  • Jim MI | December 18, 2008 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”306335″][quote comment=”306323″][quote comment=”306306″]Fantastic photo gallery here of the Montreal Canadiens’ Carey Price trying on some old-school (think Jacques Plante) goalie gear. Full article here.

    “This isn’t protection,” Price says incredulously. “It’s suicide. Can you imagine me going out there like this? For even one practice? No chance.”

    [/quote]

    And honestly, Jacques Plante got a bunch of crap for playing with that molded mask too.

    Ahh, where we’ve come from.[/quote]
    When men were men… here’s a classic:
    http://www.legendsof...

    Favorite Picture of Sawchuk

    http://poetryfoundat...

  • Tony in Erie | December 18, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    Jim BC,

    Went through that Turk Broda gallery…whats with the blocker? Even his catching mitt looks odd.

    Wonder if he was wearing a regular glove and put that blanket over it so it “appeared” to be his blocker…I suppose we’ll never know.

  • Bopper | December 18, 2008 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”306234″][quote comment=”306233″][quote comment=”306230″][quote comment=”306213″]Perhaps I am just not as artistic as others, but I don’t even see a dick when I look at McCann’s bat. It looks like some random curves. If it is a dick, it is a poorly drawn one.[/quote]

    I thought dissecting a kid’s drawing was odd. Now we’re evaluating the quality and craftsmanship of dick art?

    You know that line we shouldn’t cross? Look behind us.

    LOL[/quote][/quote]
    http://www.youtube.c...

    EDIT: NSFW[/quote]

    Sorry… forgot all about the NSFW portion.

  • JTH | December 18, 2008 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”306333″][quote comment=”306329″]No mention in ticker of the new Stone Crabs logo, but now the uniforms are on their site.

    http://stonecrabsbas...
    http://www.sunnewspa...

    They are just like the Rays, but I’m sure they want to build that connection. I hate the SC hat though. The crab or C claw would’ve been better, just not in that light blue.[/quote]

    Those uniforms are far superior to those of the Rays’. The wordmark has much more character.[/quote]The resemblence isn’t overwhelming, but they look a bit too similar to the Charlotte Knights, if you axe me.

    I guess it really isn’t an issue since they’re a single-A team based in Florida.

  • Tony in Erie | December 18, 2008 at 2:54 pm |

    Was the Bill Ripken card a common?

    Some reason, and no joke, I remember having more than one of those back then.

  • Jim MI | December 18, 2008 at 2:55 pm |

    Wondered when this was going to happan. Not having it sponsered was too good to be true….

    http://www.nhl.com/i...

  • Mike Engle | December 18, 2008 at 2:56 pm |

    ESPN.com has a video of new Yankees CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett at the introductory press conference. Jerseys were handed out; according to the narrator, CC will keep his #52, while A.J. will go with #34, last worn by lefty reliever Damaso Marte and Philip “Can I Have #65 Back?” Hughes.

  • The Fonz | December 18, 2008 at 3:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”306313″][quote comment=”306285″][quote comment=”306272″][quote comment=”306259″][quote comment=”306240″]do you know what the citi field patch looks like?[/quote]

    Yes. And it sucks. But I can’t show it to you yet.
    [/quote]
    I suppose it’s safe to assume that this eyesore of a logo is featured prominently.[/quote]

    I didn’t think they could include that as a logo…I thought advertisment was strictly prohibited. But if that really is the logo, I will be disgusted if thats on the jerseys all season…at leas the yankee one is classy.[/quote]
    That’s definitely the logo. Here’s a better look at the cap that Wright was wearing.[/quote]

    NO I know that’s the CITI FIELD logo, i meant, the logo on jerseys…advertising is not allowed on jerseys. and that is a blatant citibank advertisement

  • Tony in Erie | December 18, 2008 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”306341″]Wondered when this was going to happan. Not having it sponsered was too good to be true….

    http://www.nhl.com/i...

    Well at least Bridgestone will have something to make after Detroit closes up…

  • The Fonz | December 18, 2008 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”306332″][quote comment=”306313″][quote comment=”306285″][quote comment=”306272″][quote comment=”306259″][quote comment=”306240″]do you know what the citi field patch looks like?[/quote]

    Yes. And it sucks. But I can’t show it to you yet.
    [/quote]
    I suppose it’s safe to assume that this eyesore of a logo is featured prominently.[/quote]

    I didn’t think they could include that as a logo…I thought advertisment was strictly prohibited. But if that really is the logo, I will be disgusted if thats on the jerseys all season…at leas the yankee one is classy.[/quote]
    That’s definitely the logo. Here’s a better look at the cap that Wright was wearing.[/quote]
    That’s the logo of Citi Field, but it’s not necessarily the patch they’ll be wearing on the field.

    I’ve never seen official confirmation of this, but it’s long been presumed that teams can’t put stadium sponsor names on their patches.

    Compare:
    Miller Park logo v. patch the Brewers wore

    Busch Stadium logo v. patch the Cardinals wore

    Enron Field logo v. patch the Astros wore

    So whatever the patch looks like, odds are pretty good that it won’t be the stadium logo.[/quote]

    yes, that’s what i was refering too in my original post. They won’t use that because they don’t put sponser advertisment. Another example is the phillies: http://www.sportslog... that was their jersey patch. my feeling is it’s going to somehow be that orange and blue box and its just remove the word citi and put inagural season and then in the blue box, have 2009..but that’s just a guess.

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”306341″]Wondered when this was going to happan. Not having it sponsered was too good to be true….

    http://www.nhl.com/i...

    The Official Tire of the NFL?
    Zamboni owners will flock to them, no doubt.

    The think I’ll make a salad tonight.
    Is the Official Dressing of the NHL still that kind that comes in a tube?

  • Peter | December 18, 2008 at 3:18 pm |

    I like the AHL All-star Classic logo…

    http://www.sharksahl...

  • Leo | December 18, 2008 at 3:34 pm |

    This certainly isn’t uni related, but it’s another interesting obsession/ walk through time.

    Enjoy.

    http://sicksack.com/

  • aflfan | December 18, 2008 at 3:35 pm |

    I went to a NJCAA basketball game last night in Flint, MI between Mott Community College and Oakland Community College and it was a color on color match up.

    http://blog.mlive.co...

  • JTH | December 18, 2008 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”306346″][quote comment=”306341″]Wondered when this was going to happan. Not having it sponsered was too good to be true….

    http://www.nhl.com/i...

    The Official Tire of the NFL?
    Zamboni owners will flock to them, no doubt.

    The think I’ll make a salad tonight.
    Is the Official Dressing of the NHL still that kind that comes in a tube?[/quote]
    Here’s a preview of the updated shoulder patch the Wings will be wearing.

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”306350″][quote comment=”306346″][quote comment=”306341″]Wondered when this was going to happan. Not having it sponsered was too good to be true….

    http://www.nhl.com/i...

    The Official Tire of the NFL?
    Zamboni owners will flock to them, no doubt.

    The think I’ll make a salad tonight.
    Is the Official Dressing of the NHL still that kind that comes in a tube?[/quote]
    Here’s a preview of the updated shoulder patch the Wings will be wearing.[/quote]

    Oh, damn, more black for black’s sake.

  • BGJ | December 18, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    Is anyone able to take a stab at the amount of pinstripes on CC’s jersey released today? I’m guessing ~64.

    http://sports.espn.g...

  • The Hemogoblin | December 18, 2008 at 4:09 pm |

    I’m taking time during my break to make a Bobby Hull sweater… I’ll let you know how that goes, Powers.

  • Scott M. | December 18, 2008 at 4:24 pm |

    Additional look at Charlotte Stone Crabs unis here:

  • Scott M. | December 18, 2008 at 4:27 pm |

    I suck at the internet. Stone Crabs unis are also on http://www.MySuncoas...

  • Jim BC | December 18, 2008 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”306350″][quote comment=”306346″][quote comment=”306341″]Wondered when this was going to happan. Not having it sponsered was too good to be true….

    http://www.nhl.com/i...

    The Official Tire of the NFL?
    Zamboni owners will flock to them, no doubt.

    The think I’ll make a salad tonight.
    Is the Official Dressing of the NHL still that kind that comes in a tube?[/quote]
    Here’s a preview of the updated shoulder patch the Wings will be wearing.[/quote]
    Bridgestone also sponsored the overseas games b/w the Lighting and Rangers. Thankfully, “Bridgestone” did not appear on the jerseys, however, the Bolts’ jersey looked awful:
    http://lightning.nhl...

  • ALK | December 18, 2008 at 5:22 pm |

    That billy r. website has a card on it w/ a dick drawn on the bat:
    http://www.billripke...

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2008 at 5:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”306353″]I’m taking time during my break to make a Bobby Hull sweater… I’ll let you know how that goes, Powers.[/quote]

    I work until next Tuesday and then have two weeks off.

    I am going to try my hand at making Something, hockey, football whatever.

    Anyone who tries, should be sure and post their attempts, good, bad or indifferent!

    My daughter is at ballet at the moment, so I went across the street to A.C. Moore, a craft store in my area and all they had were the solid colred tee-shirts.

    I am going to have to look at Michaels’ or Joanne’s, I guess!

  • Beats in Buffalo | December 18, 2008 at 6:06 pm |

    Paul, LI Phil, Mets fans in general

    I have a question, where is the font for the Mets NY cap logo derived from? Is it the same font as the Brooklyn Dodgers or the New York Giants? Is it a hybrid of both like the color scheme? I ask because as a Buffalonian I am really hoping the Buffalo Bisons the new Mets Triple A team debut a solid blue hat with an orange script B but I’m afraid a B in the Mets font is actually a Brooklyn B. Although if the Bisons last uniform set is an example I’m sure it will be a gaudy logo like the one on the hat during this weekes press conference.

  • Mike Engle | December 18, 2008 at 6:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”306359″]Paul, LI Phil, Mets fans in general

    I have a question, where is the font for the Mets NY cap logo derived from? Is it the same font as the Brooklyn Dodgers or the New York Giants? Is it a hybrid of both like the color scheme? I ask because as a Buffalonian I am really hoping the Buffalo Bisons the new Mets Triple A team debut a solid blue hat with an orange script B but I’m afraid a B in the Mets font is actually a Brooklyn B. Although if the Bisons last uniform set is an example I’m sure it will be a gaudy logo like the one on the hat during this weekes press conference.[/quote]
    Royal blue formerly of Brooklyn Dodgers caps + orange insignia of fancy interlocking NY formerly of New York Giants caps = New York Mets “home” caps. That’s it, that’s all.

  • mtjaws | December 18, 2008 at 6:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”306355″]I suck at the internet. Stone Crabs unis are also on http://www.MySuncoas...

    as a bypass, here’s the direct link to the article:
    http://www.mysuncoas...

  • JTH | December 18, 2008 at 6:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”306360″][quote comment=”306359″]Paul, LI Phil, Mets fans in general

    I have a question, where is the font for the Mets NY cap logo derived from? Is it the same font as the Brooklyn Dodgers or the New York Giants? Is it a hybrid of both like the color scheme? I ask because as a Buffalonian I am really hoping the Buffalo Bisons the new Mets Triple A team debut a solid blue hat with an orange script B but I’m afraid a B in the Mets font is actually a Brooklyn B. Although if the Bisons last uniform set is an example I’m sure it will be a gaudy logo like the one on the hat during this weekes press conference.[/quote]
    Royal blue formerly of Brooklyn Dodgers caps + orange insignia of fancy interlocking NY formerly of New York Giants caps = New York Mets “home” caps. That’s it, that’s all.[/quote]
    Brooklyn Cyclones (Met’s single-A affiliate) incorporate the old Dodgers-style B in their cap logo. But I guess that’s only fitting since they are the BROOKLYN Cyclones.

    It’s hard to see here, but there’s an interlocking C as well.

  • JTH | December 18, 2008 at 7:00 pm |

    REALLY hard to see when you fuck up the link. Here:
    http://www.sethkushn...

  • Dane | December 18, 2008 at 7:33 pm |

    On Saturday, when the Penguins host the Maple Leafs, goaltenders Marc-Andre Fleury and Dany Sabourin will be wearing “old-school” colored pads, blocker and catching glove. The equipment was donated by Reebok and will be auctioned for charity after the game.

    Pens will be in the alternate jerseys for the game.

  • Marcus from B-More | December 18, 2008 at 8:10 pm |

    those in B-More can flip over to MASN and watch good ole Rick Sutcliffe throw a shut out against the Indians in the first game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at Downtown Baltimore at the Inner Harbor. Loved Cleveland’s road uni’s

  • Bill Fenbers | December 18, 2008 at 8:42 pm |

    Blue Jackets / Stars in Dallas….Columbus wearing home blue jerseys on road, Dallas wearing road white at home. This is the way it should be, I’ve always felt the white jerseys should be worn at home.

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2008 at 8:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”306362″][quote comment=”306360″][quote comment=”306359″]Paul, LI Phil, Mets fans in general

    I have a question, where is the font for the Mets NY cap logo derived from? Is it the same font as the Brooklyn Dodgers or the New York Giants? Is it a hybrid of both like the color scheme? I ask because as a Buffalonian I am really hoping the Buffalo Bisons the new Mets Triple A team debut a solid blue hat with an orange script B but I’m afraid a B in the Mets font is actually a Brooklyn B. Although if the Bisons last uniform set is an example I’m sure it will be a gaudy logo like the one on the hat during this weekes press conference.[/quote]
    Royal blue formerly of Brooklyn Dodgers caps + orange insignia of fancy interlocking NY formerly of New York Giants caps = New York Mets “home” caps. That’s it, that’s all.[/quote]
    Brooklyn Cyclones (Met’s single-A affiliate) incorporate the old Dodgers-style B in their cap logo. But I guess that’s only fitting since they are the BROOKLYN Cyclones.

    It’s hard to see here, but there’s an interlocking C as well.[/quote]

    Here’s a good comparison pic of my Dodgers and Giants 5950’s side by side:

    http://i256.photobuc...

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 9:03 pm |

    Here’s a good start on a DIY original Canucks jersey.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    This seller has lots of great stuff, btw…for DIY type projects, I mean. Check the bseball stuff.

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 9:24 pm |

    Oooo… Here’s a rare one.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • JTH | December 18, 2008 at 9:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”306368″]

    Here’s a good comparison pic of my Dodgers and Giants 5950’s side by side:

    http://i256.photobuc...
    Here’s my Dodgers cap. Not a New Era — it’s made by Annco.

    My dog chewed the “squatchee” off the top of it.

  • u2-horn | December 18, 2008 at 9:59 pm |

    It’s obviously a saxophone.

  • Johnny O | December 18, 2008 at 10:06 pm |

    Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrr… it’s a chilly 70 degrees in Jacksonville tonight. Good thing the refs are wearing their cold gear.

    P.S. It’s 10 degrees with the windchill here in Southern Wisconsin, with a foot of snow in the forecast.

  • Jeff P | December 18, 2008 at 10:15 pm |
  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 10:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”306373″]Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrr… it’s a chilly 70 degrees in Jacksonville tonight. Good thing the refs are wearing their cold gear.

    P.S. It’s 10 degrees with the windchill here in Southern Wisconsin, with a foot of snow in the forecast.[/quote]

    Ever get the feeling the NFL decides the “when” of those black pants well in advance? Or that maybe the officiating crews–if it’s their choice—-just like them better than the baseball look?

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 10:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”306374″]Another great patch to start a DIY Hockey Jersey.[/quote]

    or go back even further in time…
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • The Hemogoblin | December 18, 2008 at 10:31 pm |

    Does anyone know of a website that does jersey-style script renderings?

    (I mean like http://www.flamingte..., but with a cursive athletic-uniform-type script… one where you punch in what you want it to say and it creates it for you)

  • chance | December 18, 2008 at 10:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”306368″][quote comment=”306362″][quote comment=”306360″][quote comment=”306359″]Paul, LI Phil, Mets fans in general

    I have a question, where is the font for the Mets NY cap logo derived from? Is it the same font as the Brooklyn Dodgers or the New York Giants? Is it a hybrid of both like the color scheme? I ask because as a Buffalonian I am really hoping the Buffalo Bisons the new Mets Triple A team debut a solid blue hat with an orange script B but I’m afraid a B in the Mets font is actually a Brooklyn B. Although if the Bisons last uniform set is an example I’m sure it will be a gaudy logo like the one on the hat during this weekes press conference.[/quote]
    Royal blue formerly of Brooklyn Dodgers caps + orange insignia of fancy interlocking NY formerly of New York Giants caps = New York Mets “home” caps. That’s it, that’s all.[/quote]
    Brooklyn Cyclones (Met’s single-A affiliate) incorporate the old Dodgers-style B in their cap logo. But I guess that’s only fitting since they are the BROOKLYN Cyclones.

    It’s hard to see here, but there’s an interlocking C as well.[/quote]

    Here’s a good comparison pic of my Dodgers and Giants 5950’s side by side:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Unfortunately, those are New Era caps. Which means that the historical accuracy, like the quality, is suspect.

    The Dodgers never used that “B”. The most common “B” they wore was comprised of two loops joined by a vertical bar. This created a little “notch” in the logo, which was replicated in most versions.

    The “official” logo used in all Cooperstown Collection merchandise is similar, but has the notch kinda tacked on to a Boston Red-Sox style “B”. Used very briefly by the club. But that one appears to have been invented by New Era – it’s terrible.

    Also FWIW, the Mets used several versions of the “NY” logo in the early years. The version they use now is very similar to the Giants, but in its details is (I believe) theirs alone.

  • Marshall | December 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm |

    See if anyone can get a screen shot here. Rob Meier #92 who is a DT for the Jags is wearing last year’s pants. I just went on the Jags’ website but couldn’t find any updated pictures from tonight’s game

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 10:36 pm |
  • The Hemogoblin | December 18, 2008 at 10:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”306380″]Yikes.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Best part is that it’s made in Teebzland.

  • JTH | December 18, 2008 at 10:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”306381″][quote comment=”306380″]Yikes.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Best part is that it’s made in Teebzland.[/quote]
    Sweeeeeeeeet.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 18, 2008 at 10:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”306382″][quote comment=”306381″][quote comment=”306380″]Yikes.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Best part is that it’s made in Teebzland.[/quote]
    Sweeeeeeeeet.[/quote]

    Says it’s a goalie jersey… couldn’t imagine trying to shoot while not laughing at the douchebag wearing that on the ice.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 18, 2008 at 10:48 pm |

    How to mix hockey jerseys and today’s theme:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • JTH | December 18, 2008 at 10:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”306379″]See if anyone can get a screen shot here. Rob Meier #92 who is a DT for the Jags is wearing last year’s pants. I just went on the Jags’ website but couldn’t find any updated pictures from tonight’s game[/quote]
    I can. But first, I’ll have to get up and walk 6 feet to pop a disc in the DVD recorder, so it’s not looking too likely.

    Those pants are definitely not the same as everyone else’s.

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 10:55 pm |

    Sweeeeeeeeet.

    Whoa. Sergeant Penguin’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

  • Ricko | December 18, 2008 at 11:12 pm |

    Who doesn’t want a Valentine’s jersey.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Johnny F. | December 18, 2008 at 11:56 pm |

    Any chance that CC’s number (52) is also his shirt size?

  • Teebz | December 19, 2008 at 12:00 am |

    [quote comment=”306387″]Who doesn’t want a Valentine’s jersey.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Check out the “You’re Wearing That” articles on my blog. Lots of hideous jerseys… and with 8 separate articles, lots to cringe at. LOL

  • Teebz | December 19, 2008 at 12:01 am |

    [quote comment=”306381″][quote comment=”306380″]Yikes.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Best part is that it’s made in Teebzland.[/quote]

    That would not be manufactured in “Teebzland” whatsoever. I have standards. LOL

  • MPowers1634 | December 19, 2008 at 12:12 am |

    [quote comment=”306373″]Burrrrrrrrrrrrrrr… it’s a chilly 70 degrees in Jacksonville tonight. Good thing the refs are wearing their cold gear.

    P.S. It’s 10 degrees with the windchill here in Southern Wisconsin, with a foot of snow in the forecast.[/quote]

    Did you get my e-mail?

  • The Hemogoblin | December 19, 2008 at 12:16 am |

    Kelvin Hayden of the Colts is going to get fined for white socks.

  • Greg | December 19, 2008 at 1:57 am |

    [quote comment=”306215″]Noticed during their game against MSU last night that Citadel basketball players’ unis have SNIOB (School Name Initial On Back). Sorry, no pic.[/quote]

    Pic: http://www.citadelsp...

  • Kyle | December 19, 2008 at 7:31 am |

    Concerning Akron doubling up on their corporate sponsorships, the Orlando Predators of the currently defunct Arena Football League have Hummer Field, which is located inside Amway Arena, although the owner of the Magic owns Amway, so I doubt that sponsorship earns too much.

  • Bill Fenbers | December 19, 2008 at 9:10 am |

    [quote comment=”306396″]Concerning Akron doubling up on their corporate sponsorships, the Orlando Predators of the currently defunct Arena Football League have Hummer Field, which is located inside Amway Arena, although the owner of the Magic owns Amway, so I doubt that sponsorship earns too much.[/quote]

    Columbus Destroyers have Huntington Field inside Nationwide Arena.

  • rocketman | December 19, 2008 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”306219″]Can I nominate Julie Regan to the uni Hall of Shame?[/quote]

    I’ll second that. The Bills’ uniforms (especially the road whites) are the worst in the NFL.