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The Ricko Files, Vol. 8

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Big news on the Ricko front is that ESPN has given me the green light to do a video segment on our resident uniform archivist. Won’t happen until early next year, but until then he’s still got plenty of clippings to share. Por ejemplo:

• You probably know Wisconsin used to have that big “W” on the front of their helmet. But did you realize it was also on the back?

• More exterior-padded helmets, seen here worn by Baylor and Davidson.

• Here we see two different St. Olaf QBs wearing that odd facemask usually associated with Joe Perry.

• “Don’t know what kind of cleat this is,” says Ricko. “SpotBilt, maybe? From a 1969 Twin Cities area high school game.”

• Good view here of those oddly rounded Nebraksa uni numbers from the 1960s.

• I had no idea Miami once dressed like this — gorgeous! Let’s please see a throwback treatment of this asap.

• I also didn’t realize that Cal once wore Princeton-style sleeve stripes. That shot’s from 1961.

• Here’s color-on-color game from 1963. “That’s Navy at Minnesota, with Navy in navy, Gophers in maroon,” says Ricko. “I was at the game, by the way. Remember Carl Eller grabbing Roger Staubach by the facemask and flinging him like a rag doll (this was before the facemask rule).”

• Speaking of Staubach, here he is in solid gold (that shot’s from Army/Navy, 1962; note that neither team is wearing any white) and in the famous Jolly Roger game (more info here), along with Ricko’s index card from that game.

• I think we’ve discussed this uni element before, but it’s always worth taking another look at Ohio State’s very odd late-1960s TV numbers (also note the helmet numbers for Michigan). And hey, speaking of OSU, check out the uni number typeface here.

• And we conclude this round of Rickosity with a bunch of great shoulder yoke treatments: Ohio State, 1964, Purdue, 1968, Texas A&M, 1974, Tennessee, 1973, and Kansas, 1973.

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Uni Watch News Ticker: There’s a really thorough — like, really thorough — treatment of the Redskins’ recent jersey history here. You have to register for the site, but it’s free and totally worth it (with thanks to Brandon Diamond). … In the same vein as the 1972 Sunoco football stamp books, there’s this 1975 NHL stamp book. “In Philadelphia they were issued at Acme, and in Canada by Loblaw’s,” writes Mike Hersh. “Not sure where they were available in other markets.” … New logo and uni set for the Charlotte Stone Crabs. If any of the logos look familiar, Paul Barrett thinks it’s because the designs are cribbed from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. … For years I’ve used this photo to show Kevin Seitzer’s facemask-equipped batting helmet, but now Andy Chalifour has found a much better view. Plus it turns out Seitzer wore the mask during his days with the Brewers, which I hadn’t been aware of. … Nice article here about the Winter Classic equipment managers (with thanks to Dan McCue). … Looks like the Washington Huskies may have new uniforms next season. … The Iolani Classic, a high school hoops tourney in Hawaii, has its own shoe (with thanks to Bill Sodeman). … Jennifer Muller attended the New Jersey Ironmen home opener and noted some very odd rear-jersey typography for the visiting Chicago Storm. “After the game,” she adds, “teams from the Jersey City Fire and Police Departments played in something called the Heroes Cup. The teams had ‘The Bravest’ and ‘The Finest’ as their NOBs. … Major douchebaggery news here. … Alan Borock points out that if Nick Swisher’s gonna Photoshop himself into a Yankees uniform, he should have erased the chin whiskers while he was at it. … Loads of old Packers/Bears photos now available on the Green Bay Press-Gazette site. These are from the 1940s, these are from the ’50s and ’60s, and this batch is from the ’80s (and includes the classic shot of Chester Marcol in glasses; all this courtesy of Jeff Ash). … Not sports-related, but this is some uni photo. … Check this out. That’s Habs netminder Carey Price test-driving some very old-school gear. Full details here, and lots of additional pics here (big thanks to Casey Barcomb). … This article about the Lions’ misfortunes was featured on ESPN’s home page last, night, accompanied by this photo. … Unusual scene last night in DC, as the Caps and Blues both started rookie goaltenders wearing plain white masks (with thanks to Joe Barker). … The Redskins will be wearing a “33” memorial decal this Sunday for Sammy Baugh (as reported by Chris Willis).

 

148 comments to The Ricko Files, Vol. 8

  • LI Phil | December 19, 2008 at 8:10 am |

    for some reason i can’t get video killed the intrawebs star out of my head now

    /nice job…congrats Paul & Rick!

  • Seth H | December 19, 2008 at 8:22 am |

    In the second Staubach photo, one of the defenders has “100” on his helmet but his TV number is “61.” What gives?

  • Aaron | December 19, 2008 at 8:22 am |

    Just a quick clarification. It’s “St. Olaf” (as in St. Olaf College, in Northfield, Minnesota) – not “St. Olaf’s”. In the annotation under those photos, they’re using “St. Olaf’s” as possessive.

  • mike | December 19, 2008 at 8:28 am |

    miami actuall wore those throw back, or a version of it, a few years ago, they came adorned with the swoosh of course

    the “100” on the helmet, maybe its to mark the 100th game between the two teams?

  • Kek | December 19, 2008 at 8:30 am |

    A question for the hockey wingers. I was watching a recent Pens’ broadcast in which John Curry was in goal for the Pens. The Pens’ play-by-play guy said that it was nice to see a goalie wearing #1. I did a search on yahoo sports and find the below players the only ones that wear #1 currently.

    ATL Johan Hedberg
    NJ Kevin Weekes
    WAS Brant Johnson
    ANA Jonas Hiller
    CAL Curtis McElhinney
    COL Andrew Raycroft
    CLB Steve Mason
    vAN Roberto Luongo

    The Rangers, Blackhawks, Wild (for the fans…lame), Flyers, Red Wings and Canadiens have retired the number. Why then has this number fallen out of favor with goaltenders of today?

    Also, is/was there some sort of protocol with numbering in the NHL? It seems that defencemen are the only players, with some exception, that wear 2-9.

  • Seth H | December 19, 2008 at 8:36 am |

    “the “100″ on the helmet, maybe its to mark the 100th game between the two teams?”

    Thought of that, but they’ve only played 109 times as of 2008, so Staubach did not play in the 100th meeting.

  • DJ | December 19, 2008 at 8:36 am |

    those stone crabs unis aren’t too bad, but when i saw the hat, instead of stone crabs i couldn’t help but think “south carolina” even though they play in north carolina

  • Glen | December 19, 2008 at 8:38 am |

    HelmetHuts best picture

    http://www.helmethut...

  • MPowers1634 | December 19, 2008 at 8:38 am |

    SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Charlie | December 19, 2008 at 8:38 am |

    Stanford and Texas both had TV numbers on their volleyball jerseys in their NCAA Final Four game last night. photo

  • Kevin | December 19, 2008 at 8:41 am |

    Those Chicago Storm soccer jersey borrow greatly from the old Chicago Sting uniforms. I’ve been to a couple of Storm games and that’s the first thing I said when I saw them. Chicago soccer fans still love the Chicago Sting.

  • adrian | December 19, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    More exterior-padded helmets, seen here worn by Baylor and Davidson.

    Davidson at this time also used plaid uni numbers. Davidson was a Presbyterian school, so I guess it was a shout out to their Scottish roots.

    http://lh6.ggpht.com...

  • USNA86 | December 19, 2008 at 8:57 am |

    According to this Annapolis Capital blog post, Navy will wear the uniforms they wore in the Army-Navy game in tomorrow’s Eagle Bank Bowl.

  • Glen | December 19, 2008 at 9:00 am |

    100th year of the NCAA?

  • Ricko | December 19, 2008 at 9:00 am |

    [quote comment=”306408″]More exterior-padded helmets, seen here worn by Baylor and Davidson.

    Davidson at this time also used plaid uni numbers. Davidson was a Presbyterian school, so I guess it was a shout out to their Scottish roots.

    http://lh6.ggpht.com...

    Learn something here every day. Cool. Thanks, Adrian

  • Glen | December 19, 2008 at 9:01 am |

    Is there some significance of both rookie goalies wearing white masks? I’m ignorant in the traditions of hockey

  • Bob | December 19, 2008 at 9:04 am |

    1970s Bundesliga fashion show complete with stirrups. [via Boing Boing]

  • Ricko | December 19, 2008 at 9:06 am |

    My error, btw. Staubach in all gold against Army in black is ’63 (I was getting seriously sleepy the night I e-mailed all this stuff to Paul). Jolly Roger game, of course, was ’62. And I still have no recollection of why the “100” on the Army helmets. 100th year of football at West Point, maybe?

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | December 19, 2008 at 9:07 am |

    yo adrian!

    thanks for that info (i guess no color pics of the plaid, eh?)

  • Glen | December 19, 2008 at 9:12 am |
  • Adam | December 19, 2008 at 9:12 am |

    [quote comment=”306401″]A question for the hockey wingers. I was watching a recent Pens’ broadcast in which John Curry was in goal for the Pens. The Pens’ play-by-play guy said that it was nice to see a goalie wearing #1. I did a search on yahoo sports and find the below players the only ones that wear #1 currently.

    ATL Johan Hedberg
    NJ Kevin Weekes
    WAS Brant Johnson
    ANA Jonas Hiller
    CAL Curtis McElhinney
    COL Andrew Raycroft
    CLB Steve Mason
    vAN Roberto Luongo

    The Rangers, Blackhawks, Wild (for the fans…lame), Flyers, Red Wings and Canadiens have retired the number. Why then has this number fallen out of favor with goaltenders of today?

    Also, is/was there some sort of protocol with numbering in the NHL? It seems that defencemen are the only players, with some exception, that wear 2-9.[/quote]

    Traditionally, (at least in the midwest), goaltenders were supposed to have the highest and lowest numbers on the team for easy identification. It usually was 1 and either 30 or 33 by default. The rest of the team had to fit in between these numbers, and for some reason defense took the lower numbers and the offense took the higher. (possible reason for lidstrom being number 5, blake being number 4, etc.) Now, with the rise of retired numbers and off the wall high numbers, this “traditional” approach is no longer seen as much as in the past.

    Also, as a complete guess, jerseys would be recycled year after year, and goalies jerseys tend to be cut differently and substantially bigger due to the padding required for goalies. This made it way easier to reuse the jerseys.

  • the rAKe | December 19, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    Here’s something semi-related that I came accross yesterday at Walmart. While looking in the $5 DVD bin, I came accross “1st & Ten”, all 80 episodes. It’s much worse than I remembered…however after watching only the first two shows I did spot a pair of mesh KangaROO turf shoes. Plus all the game action is from the USFL. And Delta Burke was skinny!

  • scott | December 19, 2008 at 9:15 am |

    [quote comment=”306403″]those stone crabs unis aren’t too bad, but when i saw the hat, instead of stone crabs i couldn’t help but think “south carolina” even though they play in north carolina[/quote]

    A) The Charlotte Stone Crabs actually play in Port Charlotte, Fla.

    B) The Charlotte Knights baseball team represents Charlotte, NC but plays its games in Fort Mill, SC

    Just some food for thought…

  • scott | December 19, 2008 at 9:16 am |

    Swisher also should have gotten rid of the cool-flo helmet on his site. Other than All-Star Games, I don’t think Yankee players have ever worn those new fangled helmets.

  • Tim F. | December 19, 2008 at 9:18 am |

    “I think we’ve discussed this uni element before, but it’s always worth taking another look at Ohio State’s very odd late-1960s TV numbers (also note the helmet numbers for Michigan). And hey, speaking of OSU, check out the uni number typeface here.”

    I love the black TV numbers on those OSU jerseys and have been hoping to come across a Jack Tatum replica. I’d also love to have a Hopalong Cassidy jersey in the style of the second photo shown. Maybe I’ll look into a DIY project inspired by recent examples shown here.

  • =bg= | December 19, 2008 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment=”306419″]Here’s something semi-related that I came accross yesterday at Walmart. While looking in the $5 DVD bin, I came accross “1st & Ten”, all 80 episodes. It’s much worse than I remembered…however after watching only the first two shows I did spot a pair of mesh KangaROO turf shoes. Plus all the game action is from the USFL. And Delta Burke was skinny![/quote]

    Roos, the official shoe of Walter Payton.

  • Ricko | December 19, 2008 at 9:21 am |

    [quote comment=”306422″]”I think we’ve discussed this uni element before, but it’s always worth taking another look at Ohio State’s very odd late-1960s TV numbers (also note the helmet numbers for Michigan). And hey, speaking of OSU, check out the uni number typeface here.”

    I love the black TV numbers on those OSU jerseys and have been hoping to come across a Jack Tatum replica. I’d also love to have a Hopalong Cassidy jersey in the style of the second photo shown. Maybe I’ll look into a DIY project inspired by recent examples shown here.[/quote]

    Ah, yes, Howard “Hopalong” Cassady…(good ref for DIY, too)…
    http://vault.sportsi...

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | December 19, 2008 at 9:34 am |

    Side note:
    The Army player on my index card from the ’62 Army-Navy game is Jon Parcells, Bill’s brother.

    —Ricko

  • adrian | December 19, 2008 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”306415″]yo adrian!

    thanks for that info (i guess no color pics of the plaid, eh?)[/quote]

    Oh how I wish, but I always have my eyes open.

    Until then here are the the 1975 Gardner-Webb Runnin’Bulldogs

    http://lh3.ggpht.com...

    BTW the Ricko files rock!
    Adrian

  • Bopper | December 19, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    Many teams wore “100” all season to commemorate 100 Years of Football

  • Bopper | December 19, 2008 at 9:43 am |

    Has anyone noticed in the Fathead Commercial, that the Fathead of Reggie Bush has a State of Louisiana patch on it, but the jersey the real Reggie is wearing has no patches on it.

    It really bugs me.

  • Peter | December 19, 2008 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”306428″]Has anyone noticed in the Fathead Commercial, that the Fathead of Reggie Bush has a State of Louisiana patch on it, but the jersey the real Reggie is wearing has no patches on it.

    It really bugs me.[/quote]

    tHERE’S A Similar commercial where Adrian Peterson is running onto the field in his HOME PURPLE and the said stadium is NOT A DOME ….this annoys me, and yes that FatHead Comm drives me nuts…

    Im an editor and when oversights on MAJOR details are made…I cringe and wonder why/how people get their jobs

  • BuckeyeMark | December 19, 2008 at 9:50 am |

    TCU will wear a #45 commemorating Sammy Baugh in the Poinsettia Bowl Tuesday night.

    http://www.star-tele...

  • War Damn Eagle | December 19, 2008 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”306427″]Many teams wore “100” all season to commemorate 100 Years of Football[/quote]

    But that wasn’t until 1969. If that Army/Navy photo is from ’62 or ’63, then it can’t be the 100th anniversary of college football.

  • Kim | December 19, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”306418″][quote comment=”306401″]A question for the hockey wingers. I was watching a recent Pens’ broadcast in which John Curry was in goal for the Pens. The Pens’ play-by-play guy said that it was nice to see a goalie wearing #1. I did a search on yahoo sports and find the below players the only ones that wear #1 currently.

    ATL Johan Hedberg
    NJ Kevin Weekes
    WAS Brant Johnson
    ANA Jonas Hiller
    CAL Curtis McElhinney
    COL Andrew Raycroft
    CLB Steve Mason
    vAN Roberto Luongo

    The Rangers, Blackhawks, Wild (for the fans…lame), Flyers, Red Wings and Canadiens have retired the number. Why then has this number fallen out of favor with goaltenders of today?

    Also, is/was there some sort of protocol with numbering in the NHL? It seems that defencemen are the only players, with some exception, that wear 2-9.[/quote]

    Traditionally, (at least in the midwest), goaltenders were supposed to have the highest and lowest numbers on the team for easy identification. It usually was 1 and either 30 or 33 by default. The rest of the team had to fit in between these numbers, and for some reason defense took the lower numbers and the offense took the higher. (possible reason for lidstrom being number 5, blake being number 4, etc.) Now, with the rise of retired numbers and off the wall high numbers, this “traditional” approach is no longer seen as much as in the past.

    Also, as a complete guess, jerseys would be recycled year after year, and goalies jerseys tend to be cut differently and substantially bigger due to the padding required for goalies. This made it way easier to reuse the jerseys.[/quote]

    This is pretty much it. But in terms of the single digit numbers the #9 shirt was usually your big scorer. You see an article from time to time that the guys in the NHL wearing #9 aren’t real #9’s, like Rocket Richard, or Gordie Howe.

    It’s kinda like baseball spring training, where if a guy gets handed a jersey in the 60’s he’s going down to the minors, but as said above the age of marketing and personalization has meant that wacky numbers have become acceptable.

  • Ricko | December 19, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”306427″]Many teams wore “100” all season to commemorate 100 Years of Football[/quote]

    That was in 1969.

  • Don | December 19, 2008 at 9:55 am |

    On the Wisconsin photo showing the “W” on back I noticed that their socks also have a “W” on them. Was this common for Big 10 teams around that time (Michigan had an M on their socks also)?

  • Peter | December 19, 2008 at 10:01 am |

    got to this via espn:

    I’ve never seen this Raider Font

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

  • ScottyJ in WV | December 19, 2008 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”306433″][quote comment=”306427″]Many teams wore “100” all season to commemorate 100 Years of Football[/quote]

    That was in 1969.[/quote]

    West Virginia wore a “100” on their helmets in ’63 to commemorate the state’s centennial, and Chuck Kinder actually wore number 100.

    http://www.helmethut...

  • ScottyJ in WV | December 19, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    And yes, the Ricko Files do rawk!!

  • ScottyJ in WV | December 19, 2008 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”306405″]SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

  • ScottyJ in WV | December 19, 2008 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”306405″]SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    In that case, I’ve got a Nike question for you to consider.

    I had a paid of McEnroe tennis shoes from the early 80s that were, as I remember it, the 1st ever “mid-cut” shoes. White w/ a burgundy swoosh. Do you know what model they were exactly, and do you have any pictures??

    I’ve done a little googling in the past and come up empty. Thanks Mr. Powers!

  • Prentice | December 19, 2008 at 10:14 am |

    Hell, that Tennessee 1973 picture is awesome, which they would go back to it now. I hate the current orange, and that orange looks more “burnt” like the real UT…

  • Jay | December 19, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    Here’s a gallery of Sammy Baugh:
    http://www.washingto...

    Note the sleeve patches. Also, one team looks very familiar….

  • ScottyJ in WV | December 19, 2008 at 10:16 am |

    *correction: pair, not paid

  • Johnny F. | December 19, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”306405″]SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    I’ve got a tee-time, Powers. You in?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk...

  • Brendon | December 19, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    I love the Ricko File days

  • Johnny F. | December 19, 2008 at 10:22 am |

    Updated link, as the last one failed:

    http://quivertip.net...

  • Chad | December 19, 2008 at 10:29 am |

    whatever happened with that jersey transformation from tiki barber to steve smith?

  • Prentice | December 19, 2008 at 10:30 am |

    Oh yeah, forgot……I was named (my middle name) after the QB in the Tennessee 1973 picture, #7 Condredge Holloway. Maybe that’s why I like the picture so much.

  • u2-horn | December 19, 2008 at 10:34 am |

    I really like those ’68 Purdue unis

    http://farm4.static....

  • Jason | December 19, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    Not sure if this has been said already, but I went to buy a pepsi today and noticed they had changed not only their bottle but their logo.

    http://www.pepsi.com

  • CMP | December 19, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    “New logo and uni set for the Charlotte Stone Crabs. If any of the logos look familiar, Paul Barrett thinks it’s because the designs are cribbed from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. … ”

    Or possibly because they are quite close to the TB Rays…

    http://exhibits.base...

  • Chad | December 19, 2008 at 10:57 am |

    What Your Favorite Teams Were Almost Called http://www.mentalflo...

  • LI Phil | December 19, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”306439″][quote comment=”306405″]SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    In that case, I’ve got a Nike question for you to consider.

    I had a paid of McEnroe tennis shoes from the early 80s that were, as I remember it, the 1st ever “mid-cut” shoes. White w/ a burgundy swoosh. Do you know what model they were exactly, and do you have any pictures??

    I’ve done a little googling in the past and come up empty. Thanks Mr. Powers![/quote]

    i had the ‘zact same pair…same color and everything…i’d actually LOVE to find another *but not paying some ridonkulous price tho

    those were GREAT…i think i had 2 or 3 pairs over a year of varsity tennis

  • Ricko | December 19, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”306451″]What Your Favorite Teams Were Almost Called http://www.mentalflo...

    To think the Florida Marlins almost took their name from the World Team Tennis Florida Flamingoes.

    http://www.fortuneci...

  • Teebz | December 19, 2008 at 11:12 am |

    I arrive late, but Ricko’s wing at Uni Watch is always a great place to spend some time. :o)

    One note for the suggestion box, though: I want more WHA and NHL 1967 expansion stories! LOL

  • The Ol Goaler | December 19, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”306401″]A question for the hockey wingers. I was watching a recent Pens’ broadcast in which John Curry was in goal for the Pens. The Pens’ play-by-play guy said that it was nice to see a goalie wearing #1. I did a search on yahoo sports and find the below players the only ones that wear #1 currently.

    ATL Johan Hedberg
    NJ Kevin Weekes
    WAS Brant Johnson
    ANA Jonas Hiller
    CAL Curtis McElhinney
    COL Andrew Raycroft
    CLB Steve Mason
    vAN Roberto Luongo

    The Rangers, Blackhawks, Wild (for the fans…lame), Flyers, Red Wings and Canadiens have retired the number. Why then has this number fallen out of favor with goaltenders of today?

    Also, is/was there some sort of protocol with numbering in the NHL? It seems that defencemen are the only players, with some exception, that wear 2-9.[/quote]
    Goalies wearing numbers other than #1 came into being when NHL teams started carrying two goaltenders; Terry Sawchuk couldn’t wear #1 for the Maple Leafs because Johnny Bower already was! The same was true for Jacques Plante and Glenn Hall with the Blues. (Sawchuk, Plante, and Hall all had their #1s retired by previous teams.)

    Rogie Vachon wore #30 due to the presence of “Gump” Worsley; Rogie was a hero to scores of French-Canadian kid goalies, including Marty Brodeur. Heck, Patrick Roy wanted to wear #30, but Chris “Knuckles” Nilan already had “dibs” on that jersey, so Roy went with #33. Kids like wearing their favorite player’s number, so you see lots of #35s (Tony Esposito and Mike Richter) #31s (Grant Fuhr and Curtis Joseph) and #33s.

    Luongo is by far the best of the #1s playing today; as a card-carrying #1 myself, I’d love so see that sweater make a comeback!

  • ScottyJ in WV | December 19, 2008 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”306452″][quote comment=”306439″][quote comment=”306405″]SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    In that case, I’ve got a Nike question for you to consider.

    I had a paid of McEnroe tennis shoes from the early 80s that were, as I remember it, the 1st ever “mid-cut” shoes. White w/ a burgundy swoosh. Do you know what model they were exactly, and do you have any pictures??

    I’ve done a little googling in the past and come up empty. Thanks Mr. Powers![/quote]

    i had the ‘zact same pair…same color and everything…i’d actually LOVE to find another *but not paying some ridonkulous price tho

    those were GREAT…i think i had 2 or 3 pairs over a year of varsity tennis[/quote]

    Yup, back in the halcyon days when Nike was some young, upstart company & not the 800 pound gorilla…

  • Mike | December 19, 2008 at 11:25 am |

    The Caps-Blues game had an unusual sight-both goalies were wearing blank white masks as they were both recent call-ups. The Caps goalie, Varlamov, got two wins during his stint and has been now sent back to Hershey:
    http://news.yahoo.co...

  • interlockingtc | December 19, 2008 at 11:27 am |

    The military men with hats photo is exquisite.

  • Ricko | December 19, 2008 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”306454″]I arrive late, but Ricko’s wing at Uni Watch is always a great place to spend some time. :o)

    One note for the suggestion box, though: I want more WHA and NHL 1967 expansion stories! LOL[/quote]

    Okay…

    Bill Hunter, the ruddy-faced, charming an slightly bombastic Oilers owner was given to hyperbole, to say the least. And he’d get riled up from time to time (is there such a thing as “getting your Scottish up”?; no, guess that’s Irish).

    Anyway, Bill was standing up in league meeting, punching holes in the sky with his finger to punctuate his feelings about whether or not the WHA should sign underage juniors. That was his style. Almost evangelistic, and such issues were, after all, of near-Biblical significance.

    Bill was no kid (even older than I am now, if you can believe it), and in course of his oratory…he farted. A nice, proud fart, despite its accidental launch.

    At this point, it is good to remember that league meetings are no place for frivolity. So, for a few seconds, millionaires and veteran hockey men stirred their coffee, flicked ashes off their cigarettes, reset their watches, gazed toward the windows…anything to keep from breaking up.

    (Me, I made a point NOT to look at my best friend in pro sports, the league’s player recruitment director, lest we go all junior high and get our butts fired on the spot. )

    Hunter, chagrined by his faux pas and its surprising muzzle velocity, mumbled an end to his presentation and sat down.

    Howard Baldwin, then WHA president, rose, paused a moment, then looked down at Hunter and said, “Well, Bill, thanks for clearing the air on that subject.”

    The room went nuts.

    (There, a WHA story for Teebz and the Hockey Wing)

  • Teebz | December 19, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”306459″][quote comment=”306454″]I arrive late, but Ricko’s wing at Uni Watch is always a great place to spend some time. :o)

    One note for the suggestion box, though: I want more WHA and NHL 1967 expansion stories! LOL[/quote]

    Okay…

    Bill Hunter, the ruddy-faced, charming an slightly bombastic Oilers owner was given to hyperbole, to say the least. And he’d get riled up from time to time (is there such a thing as “getting your Scottish up”?; no, guess that’s Irish).

    Anyway, Bill was standing up in league meeting, punching holes in the sky with his finger to punctuate his feelings about whether or not the WHA should sign underage juniors. That was his style. Almost evangelistic, and such issues were, after all, of near-Biblical significance.

    Bill was no kid (even older than I am now, if you can believe it), and in course of his oratory…he farted. A nice, proud fart, despite its accidental launch.

    At this point, it is good to remember that league meetings are no place for frivolity. So, for a few seconds, millionaires and veteran hockey men stirred their coffee, flicked ashes off their cigarettes, reset their watches, gazed toward the windows…anything to keep from breaking up.

    (Me, I made a point NOT to look at my best friend in pro sports, the league’s player recruitment director, lest we go all junior high and get our butts fired on the spot. )

    Hunter, chagrined by his faux pas and its surprising muzzle velocity, mumbled an end to his presentation and sat down.

    Howard Baldwin, then WHA president, rose, paused a moment, then looked down at Hunter and said, “Well, Bill, thanks for clearing the air on that subject.”

    The room went nuts.

    (There, a WHA story for Teebz and the Hockey Wing)[/quote]

    That’s precisely what I want to hear! Priceless!

    That’s gold, Ricko! Gold!

  • Neil | December 19, 2008 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”306455″][quote comment=”306401″]A question for the hockey wingers. I was watching a recent Pens’ broadcast in which John Curry was in goal for the Pens. The Pens’ play-by-play guy said that it was nice to see a goalie wearing #1. I did a search on yahoo sports and find the below players the only ones that wear #1 currently.

    ATL Johan Hedberg
    NJ Kevin Weekes
    WAS Brant Johnson
    ANA Jonas Hiller
    CAL Curtis McElhinney
    COL Andrew Raycroft
    CLB Steve Mason
    vAN Roberto Luongo

    The Rangers, Blackhawks, Wild (for the fans…lame), Flyers, Red Wings and Canadiens have retired the number. Why then has this number fallen out of favor with goaltenders of today?

    Also, is/was there some sort of protocol with numbering in the NHL? It seems that defencemen are the only players, with some exception, that wear 2-9.[/quote]
    Goalies wearing numbers other than #1 came into being when NHL teams started carrying two goaltenders; Terry Sawchuk couldn’t wear #1 for the Maple Leafs because Johnny Bower already was! The same was true for Jacques Plante and Glenn Hall with the Blues. (Sawchuk, Plante, and Hall all had their #1s retired by previous teams.)

    Rogie Vachon wore #30 due to the presence of “Gump” Worsley; Rogie was a hero to scores of French-Canadian kid goalies, including Marty Brodeur. Heck, Patrick Roy wanted to wear #30, but Chris “Knuckles” Nilan already had “dibs” on that jersey, so Roy went with #33. Kids like wearing their favorite player’s number, so you see lots of #35s (Tony Esposito and Mike Richter) #31s (Grant Fuhr and Curtis Joseph) and #33s.

    Luongo is by far the best of the #1s playing today; as a card-carrying #1 myself, I’d love so see that sweater make a comeback![/quote]
    I have always heard that goalies were given #1 back in the old days of train travel. The teams would assign sleeping berths in order of the jersey #, therefore the goalie would always get the first choice and would hopefully be the most rested on a long train trip.

  • u2-horn | December 19, 2008 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”306452″][quote comment=”306439″][quote comment=”306405″]SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    In that case, I’ve got a Nike question for you to consider.

    I had a paid of McEnroe tennis shoes from the early 80s that were, as I remember it, the 1st ever “mid-cut” shoes. White w/ a burgundy swoosh. Do you know what model they were exactly, and do you have any pictures??

    I’ve done a little googling in the past and come up empty. Thanks Mr. Powers![/quote]

    i had the ‘zact same pair…same color and everything…i’d actually LOVE to find another *but not paying some ridonkulous price tho

    those were GREAT…i think i had 2 or 3 pairs over a year of varsity tennis[/quote]

    Nike Challenge Court?

    http://www.arkamix.c...

    http://www.arkamix.c...

  • LI Phil | December 19, 2008 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”306462″]Nike Challenge Court?

    http://www.arkamix.c...

    http://www.arkamix.c...

    god…that sure looks like ’em…only, like scotty, i had em in the maroon…it’s been, ya know…25 years since i last wore them, so the memory’s a little faded too ;)

  • Patrick | December 19, 2008 at 12:01 pm |

    Good news about Washington getting some much needed new football uniforms. Bad news is that they’re still with Nike, so the new ones will probably end up looking even goofier than the current ones.

    In a perfect world, they would go back to block numbers and the simple but elegant uni’s they wore in the 70’s and 80’s.

  • Lesser | December 19, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”306401″]A question for the hockey wingers. I was watching a recent Pens’ broadcast in which John Curry was in goal for the Pens. The Pens’ play-by-play guy said that it was nice to see a goalie wearing #1. I did a search on yahoo sports and find the below players the only ones that wear #1 currently.

    ATL Johan Hedberg
    NJ Kevin Weekes
    WAS Brant Johnson
    ANA Jonas Hiller
    CAL Curtis McElhinney
    COL Andrew Raycroft
    CLB Steve Mason
    vAN Roberto Luongo

    The Rangers, Blackhawks, Wild (for the fans…lame), Flyers, Red Wings and Canadiens have retired the number. Why then has this number fallen out of favor with goaltenders of today?

    Also, is/was there some sort of protocol with numbering in the NHL? It seems that defencemen are the only players, with some exception, that wear 2-9.[/quote]

    Technically speaking, Columbus has #1 retired in the lobby for the fans, but it obviously didn’t stop Mason.

  • ScottyJ in WV | December 19, 2008 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”306462″][quote comment=”306452″][quote comment=”306439″][quote comment=”306405″]SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    In that case, I’ve got a Nike question for you to consider.

    I had a paid of McEnroe tennis shoes from the early 80s that were, as I remember it, the 1st ever “mid-cut” shoes. White w/ a burgundy swoosh. Do you know what model they were exactly, and do you have any pictures??

    I’ve done a little googling in the past and come up empty. Thanks Mr. Powers![/quote]

    i had the ‘zact same pair…same color and everything…i’d actually LOVE to find another *but not paying some ridonkulous price tho

    those were GREAT…i think i had 2 or 3 pairs over a year of varsity tennis[/quote]

    Nike Challenge Court?

    http://www.arkamix.c...

    http://www.arkamix.c...

    Those are close, especially the 2nd pic, but I don’t think those are exactly the ones I’m referring to. Like Phil, my memory’s a little fuzzy after 25 years or so…

  • chance | December 19, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”306434″]On the Wisconsin photo showing the “W” on back I noticed that their socks also have a “W” on them. Was this common for Big 10 teams around that time (Michigan had an M on their socks also)?[/quote]
    That’s my favorite part of that uniform (love the helmet).

    When the Badgers wore those throwbacks for the game re-dedicating Camp Randall, they included the “W” socks. Of course, college players don’t wear high socks anymore, so very few took the field.

    The UW auctioned off those complete uniforms after the game, and although the pants and jerseys (and even helmets) show up at auction from time to time, the socks never seem to….

  • JTH | December 19, 2008 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”306406″]Stanford and Texas both had TV numbers on their volleyball jerseys in their NCAA Final Four game last night. photo[/quote]
    So I wasn’t the only one watching that?

    From the inappropriate quotation marks department, one of the Stanford players was serving and this was graphic on the screen:
    [quote]
    Hometown: Bellevue, Nebraska
    My hometown is a suburb of “Omaha”[/quote]
    I also noticed that the Texas and Stanford unis appeared to be the same template. Same TV numbers, same numeral typography, same script SNOB, school logo on the left shoulder, etc.

  • Nuk | December 19, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”306401″]A question for the hockey wingers. I was watching a recent Pens’ broadcast in which John Curry was in goal for the Pens. The Pens’ play-by-play guy said that it was nice to see a goalie wearing #1. I did a search on yahoo sports and find the below players the only ones that wear #1 currently.

    ATL Johan Hedberg
    NJ Kevin Weekes
    WAS Brant Johnson
    ANA Jonas Hiller
    CAL Curtis McElhinney
    COL Andrew Raycroft
    CLB Steve Mason
    vAN Roberto Luongo

    The Rangers, Blackhawks, Wild (for the fans…lame), Flyers, Red Wings and Canadiens have retired the number. Why then has this number fallen out of favor with goaltenders of today?

    Also, is/was there some sort of protocol with numbering in the NHL? It seems that defencemen are the only players, with some exception, that wear 2-9.[/quote]

    Goalie numbering also is different depending on where you are in the world. The Czechs were always known for giving #1 to their main goalie, #2 to their backup and #3 to the third stringer.
    (Example – Jiri Holocek in 1976 – http://www.agrs.cz/i...)

    The Finns would usually give their backup #19.

    The Soviets would usually give their backup #20 – until Vladimir Tretiak came along….

    When NHL teams starting carrying regular back-ups (not until the 60’s) – they would usually wear #20 or #24 or #25.
    http://www.execulink...

    Throughout the ’70’s and ’80’s it wasn’t unusual to see NHL goalies with numbers in the high 20’s – Gillies Meloche wore 27, Bob Sauve and Dave Dryden wore 28, Ken Dryden and others wore 29.

    I think Number 1 comes with a lot of pressure on it (I’m the number 1 guy, etc.) – so it takes big shoulders to wear it.

  • Randy Miller | December 19, 2008 at 12:43 pm |

    Ricko Days are always great. I now have the Cal ’61 jersey, the Staubach gold and the Purdue ’68 to wish for…

    In standard North American hockey, not only were goalies assigned 1 and 30, but traditionally five defensemen were given 2 through 6 with the first line getting 7 through 9, the second line 10 through 12, the third line either 13-15 or 14-16, depending the level of triskaidekaphobia. A fourth line would get the next three.

  • Bob W | December 19, 2008 at 12:48 pm |

    http://farm4.static....

    Wow! Condredge Holloway! For some reason, even out in California, I was a Condredge Holloway fan when he quarterbacked Tennessee. I sent the page from Sports Illustrated with this picture on it to him, and got it back signed! Still have it in my autograph collection. A very random item.

  • oilfan | December 19, 2008 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”306470″][quote comment=”306401″]A question for the hockey wingers. I was watching a recent Pens’ broadcast in which John Curry was in goal for the Pens. The Pens’ play-by-play guy said that it was nice to see a goalie wearing #1. I did a search on yahoo sports and find the below players the only ones that wear #1 currently.

    ATL Johan Hedberg
    NJ Kevin Weekes
    WAS Brant Johnson
    ANA Jonas Hiller
    CAL Curtis McElhinney
    COL Andrew Raycroft
    CLB Steve Mason
    vAN Roberto Luongo

    The Rangers, Blackhawks, Wild (for the fans…lame), Flyers, Red Wings and Canadiens have retired the number. Why then has this number fallen out of favor with goaltenders of today?

    Also, is/was there some sort of protocol with numbering in the NHL? It seems that defencemen are the only players, with some exception, that wear 2-9.[/quote]

    Goalie numbering also is different depending on where you are in the world. The Czechs were always known for giving #1 to their main goalie, #2 to their backup and #3 to the third stringer.
    (Example – Jiri Holocek in 1976 – http://www.agrs.cz/i...)

    The Finns would usually give their backup #19.

    The Soviets would usually give their backup #20 – until Vladimir Tretiak came along….

    When NHL teams starting carrying regular back-ups (not until the 60’s) – they would usually wear #20 or #24 or #25.
    http://www.execulink...

    Throughout the ’70’s and ’80’s it wasn’t unusual to see NHL goalies with numbers in the high 20’s – Gillies Meloche wore 27, Bob Sauve and Dave Dryden wore 28, Ken Dryden and others wore 29.

    I think Number 1 comes with a lot of pressure on it (I’m the number 1 guy, etc.) – so it takes big shoulders to wear it.[/quote]

    FYI – Dominik Hasek wore #2 for the Czechoslovakian National Team when he was the backup goalie in the 1984 Canada Cup.

    Defencemen if they’re wearing single digits generally have gone for #2-6, #7-9 were generally left for forwards, although some D were wearing 7 – see Ray Bourque, Paul Coffey or Brent Seabrook currently. I think the only NHLer wearing between 2-6 these days is Vincent Lecavalier, who wears #4 in honour of Jean Beliveau, who I believe was the favourite player of his grandfather.

  • Clevo | December 19, 2008 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”306422″]”I think we’ve discussed this uni element before, but it’s always worth taking another look at Ohio State’s very odd late-1960s TV numbers (also note the helmet numbers for Michigan). And hey, speaking of OSU, check out the uni number typeface here.”

    I love the black TV numbers on those OSU jerseys and have been hoping to come across a Jack Tatum replica. I’d also love to have a Hopalong Cassidy jersey in the style of the second photo shown. Maybe I’ll look into a DIY project inspired by recent examples shown here.[/quote]

    they sold Tatum replicas online a few years ago. They were made by some weird manu and I had to take a seam ripper to the logo, but otherwise they look good

    http://photos-b.ak.f...

  • JTH | December 19, 2008 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”306407″]Those Chicago Storm soccer jersey borrow greatly from the old Chicago Sting uniforms. I’ve been to a couple of Storm games and that’s the first thing I said when I saw them. Chicago soccer fans still love the Chicago Sting.[/quote]
    I’d say it’s pretty much a certainty that they took the team colors from the Sting. That’s not surprising, considering that Karl-Heinz Granitza worked (or maybe he still does, I really don’t know) in the Storm’s front office and his #12 is retired by the team.

    Other than that, I don’t know how much of the uniform design can be attributed to the Sting. Here’s what the MISL version wore.

    And here are a bunch of old photos of the NASL incarnation.

  • Ben | December 19, 2008 at 12:54 pm |

    Ohio State also wore black TV numbers in 1993 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1968 National Championship. I seem to recall reading in ’93 that the numbers in ’68 were black as a memorial for someone who had died, but I can’t seem to find any reference to it.

  • Ricko | December 19, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”306471″]Ricko Days are always great. I now have the Cal ’61 jersey, the Staubach gold and the Purdue ’68 to wish for…

    In standard North American hockey, not only were goalies assigned 1 and 30, but traditionally five defensemen were given 2 through 6 with the first line getting 7 through 9, the second line 10 through 12, the third line either 13-15 or 14-16, depending the level of triskaidekaphobia. A fourth line would get the next three.[/quote]

    btw, it isn’t easy to see, but those ’61 Cal jerseys had the same “Arabic” style numbers as the Staubach all-golds. Those must have looked great in color…navy blue with yellow-gold numbers and all those sleeve stripes (the 3/4 sleeves really help that look, don’t they).

    —Ricko

  • JTH | December 19, 2008 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”306453″][quote comment=”306451″]What Your Favorite Teams Were Almost Called http://www.mentalflo...

    To think the Florida Marlins almost took their name from the World Team Tennis Florida Flamingoes.

    http://www.fortuneci...
    10. The Minnesota Blue Ox
    The NHL’s Minnesota Wild were almost the Blue Ox, the Freeze, the Voyageurs, the Northern Lights, or the White Bears.

    Blue Ox? Singular? Singular team nicknames are only (barely) passable for intangible things like Crimson, Heat, etc. (Wild meets this criterion).

  • Kevin | December 19, 2008 at 1:09 pm |

    The Sting also had a yellow jersey they wore that can be seen here:

    http://2.bp.blogspot...

  • fluxcap | December 19, 2008 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”306428″]Has anyone noticed in the Fathead Commercial, that the Fathead of Reggie Bush has a State of Louisiana patch on it, but the jersey the real Reggie is wearing has no patches on it.

    It really bugs me.[/quote]

    The Reggie Bush ad was made prior to the 2007 season, the Saints wore the patch throughout the 2006 season so the jersey was time appropriate

  • Jim Walaitis | December 19, 2008 at 1:15 pm |

    It could just be because I’m a Cub fan, but I love pictures of the Wrigley Field scoreboard through the years. So much the same … so much has changed.

    http://www.greenbayp...

    I’ve never seen a picture where the clock was located towards the bottom (and obviously a very different clock than we’re used to seeing at the top of the scoreboard). I also didn’t know the “ping pong ball” section was changed for football duty. All very interesting to me. Makes me wonder what (besides tire company ads) they will do to it for the Winter Classic!

  • MPowers1634 | December 19, 2008 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”306443″][quote comment=”306405″]SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    I’ve got a tee-time, Powers. You in?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk...

    Nope…went to the gym at 9 instead of 6.

    Then went to Tice’s Corner to start and finish my Christmas shopping.

    A 15 minute drive home took 55.

    Now I’m home, conversing with you fools and have a full schedule of catching up on all of the annoying tasks that I have been procrastinating until I have to turn my dishwasher into a snowblower.

    I just hope her coat is warm enough! ;)

    As for the kicks question.

    Those Challenge courts are the first mid-cut tennis shoes associated with Mac that I can think of.

    The TRUE Mac Tennis shoe became the Air Trainer 1.

    http://wallyhopp.goo...

    Four years ago, they were revamped into the Zoom Trainer 1…a grail of mine:

    http://img178.images...

    Then this year they were retooled again, with very subtle changes as the Air Zoom Tennis Trainer:

    http://www.whatsallt...

    http://sneakernews.c...

    http://s200.photobuc...

    Complete with a sublimated McEnroe graphic on the tongue…I have two pairs, I wore one to the gym today.

    Great shoes…and at a price point of 80 dollars, a bargain.

    Finishline.com was selling them for 49.99!

  • JTH | December 19, 2008 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”306479″]The Sting also had a yellow jersey they wore that can be seen here:

    http://2.bp.blogspot...
    Yeah, that page I linked had a bunch of photos of the various yellow/gold jerseys that they wore. None of which looked very much like this with the possible exception of the practice jersey at the bottom of the page.

  • joe | December 19, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”306481″]It could just be because I’m a Cub fan, but I love pictures of the Wrigley Field scoreboard through the years. So much the same … so much has changed.

    http://www.greenbayp...

    I’ve never seen a picture where the clock was located towards the bottom (and obviously a very different clock than we’re used to seeing at the top of the scoreboard). I also didn’t know the “ping pong ball” section was changed for football duty. All very interesting to me. Makes me wonder what (besides tire company ads) they will do to it for the Winter Classic![/quote]

    thats the game clock, not the what time is it clock. just tack it up for football and take it down in the spring.

  • DarkAudit | December 19, 2008 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”306481″]It could just be because I’m a Cub fan, but I love pictures of the Wrigley Field scoreboard through the years. So much the same … so much has changed.

    http://www.greenbayp...

    I’ve never seen a picture where the clock was located towards the bottom (and obviously a very different clock than we’re used to seeing at the top of the scoreboard). I also didn’t know the “ping pong ball” section was changed for football duty. All very interesting to me. Makes me wonder what (besides tire company ads) they will do to it for the Winter Classic![/quote]

    It’s a football clock. The regular clock is still in it’s usual position, as seen here:

    http://www.bracephot...

  • JTH | December 19, 2008 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”306485″][quote comment=”306481″]It could just be because I’m a Cub fan, but I love pictures of the Wrigley Field scoreboard through the years. So much the same … so much has changed.

    http://www.greenbayp...

    I’ve never seen a picture where the clock was located towards the bottom (and obviously a very different clock than we’re used to seeing at the top of the scoreboard). I also didn’t know the “ping pong ball” section was changed for football duty. All very interesting to me. Makes me wonder what (besides tire company ads) they will do to it for the Winter Classic![/quote]

    It’s a football clock. The regular clock is still in it’s usual position, as seen here:

    http://www.bracephot...
    That photo illustrates another great point. The “what time is it clock” (I like that) had a white face, unlike today. Also, notice how young the ivy was.

  • John Zajac | December 19, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”306421″]Swisher also should have gotten rid of the cool-flo helmet on his site. Other than All-Star Games, I don’t think Yankee players have ever worn those new fangled helmets.[/quote]

    That, and the wrong stripes on the sleeves, were the first thing that I noticed too.

  • ScottyJ in WV | December 19, 2008 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”306482″][quote comment=”306443″][quote comment=”306405″]SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    I’ve got a tee-time, Powers. You in?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk...

    Nope…went to the gym at 9 instead of 6.

    Then went to Tice’s Corner to start and finish my Christmas shopping.

    A 15 minute drive home took 55.

    Now I’m home, conversing with you fools and have a full schedule of catching up on all of the annoying tasks that I have been procrastinating until I have to turn my dishwasher into a snowblower.

    I just hope her coat is warm enough! ;)

    As for the kicks question.

    Those Challenge courts are the first mid-cut tennis shoes associated with Mac that I can think of.

    The TRUE Mac Tennis shoe became the Air Trainer 1.

    http://wallyhopp.goo...

    Four years ago, they were revamped into the Zoom Trainer 1…a grail of mine:

    http://img178.images...

    Then this year they were retooled again, with very subtle changes as the Air Zoom Tennis Trainer:

    http://www.whatsallt...

    http://sneakernews.c...

    http://s200.photobuc...

    Complete with a sublimated McEnroe graphic on the tongue…I have two pairs, I wore one to the gym today.

    Great shoes…and at a price point of 80 dollars, a bargain.

    Finishline.com was selling them for 49.99![/quote]

    Thank you for the info, sir!!

    Did the Challenge Courts come with a burgundy swoosh?? Are they still available?

  • Chad | December 19, 2008 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”306482″][quote comment=”306443″][quote comment=”306405″]SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    I’ve got a tee-time, Powers. You in?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk...

    Nope…went to the gym at 9 instead of 6.

    Then went to Tice’s Corner to start and finish my Christmas shopping.

    A 15 minute drive home took 55.

    Now I’m home, conversing with you fools and have a full schedule of catching up on all of the annoying tasks that I have been procrastinating until I have to turn my dishwasher into a snowblower.

    I just hope her coat is warm enough! ;)

    As for the kicks question.

    Those Challenge courts are the first mid-cut tennis shoes associated with Mac that I can think of.

    The TRUE Mac Tennis shoe became the Air Trainer 1.

    http://wallyhopp.goo...

    Four years ago, they were revamped into the Zoom Trainer 1…a grail of mine:

    http://img178.images...

    Then this year they were retooled again, with very subtle changes as the Air Zoom Tennis Trainer:

    http://www.whatsallt...

    http://sneakernews.c...

    http://s200.photobuc...

    Complete with a sublimated McEnroe graphic on the tongue…I have two pairs, I wore one to the gym today.

    Great shoes…and at a price point of 80 dollars, a bargain.

    Finishline.com was selling them for 49.99![/quote]

    speaking of shoes http://www.mentalflo...

  • Teebz | December 19, 2008 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”306473″]I think the only NHLer wearing between 2-6 these days is Vincent Lecavalier, who wears #4 in honour of Jean Beliveau, who I believe was the favourite player of his grandfather.[/quote]

    No, there are a lot.

    Anaheim – Bret Hedican #3, Steve Montador #5, Kent Huskins #6
    Atlanta – Garnet Exelby #2, Zach Bogosian #4, Ron Hainsey #6

    Defencemen are endless. If you mean he’s the only forward wearing a jersey number between 2 and 6, he’s not the only player either. Tom Kostopoulos of Montreal wears #6, Christoph Schubert of Ottawa wears #5, and Wade Belak of Nashville wears #3.

  • DarkAudit | December 19, 2008 at 1:52 pm |

    While Googling Wrigley Field football to find the picture linked a few comments above, I found the Stadiums of the NFL site.

    What is very neat about the site is the Past Stadiums list. The pictures are for football configurations, even Wrigley, Fenway, and Yankee Stadium.

  • MPowers1634 | December 19, 2008 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”306489″][quote comment=”306482″][quote comment=”306443″][quote comment=”306405″]SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    I’ve got a tee-time, Powers. You in?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk...

    Nope…went to the gym at 9 instead of 6.

    Then went to Tice’s Corner to start and finish my Christmas shopping.

    A 15 minute drive home took 55.

    Now I’m home, conversing with you fools and have a full schedule of catching up on all of the annoying tasks that I have been procrastinating until I have to turn my dishwasher into a snowblower.

    I just hope her coat is warm enough! ;)

    As for the kicks question.

    Those Challenge courts are the first mid-cut tennis shoes associated with Mac that I can think of.

    The TRUE Mac Tennis shoe became the Air Trainer 1.

    http://wallyhopp.goo...

    Four years ago, they were revamped into the Zoom Trainer 1…a grail of mine:

    http://img178.images...

    Then this year they were retooled again, with very subtle changes as the Air Zoom Tennis Trainer:

    http://www.whatsallt...

    http://sneakernews.c...

    http://s200.photobuc...

    Complete with a sublimated McEnroe graphic on the tongue…I have two pairs, I wore one to the gym today.

    Great shoes…and at a price point of 80 dollars, a bargain.

    Finishline.com was selling them for 49.99![/quote]

    speaking of shoes http://www.mentalflo...

    I have shamed the sacred name of St. Krevanchi by achieving a score of 12 out of 13 on the PE Quiz.

    The last question, with the GREAT commerical clip got me!

  • MPowers1634 | December 19, 2008 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”306429″][quote comment=”306428″]Has anyone noticed in the Fathead Commercial, that the Fathead of Reggie Bush has a State of Louisiana patch on it, but the jersey the real Reggie is wearing has no patches on it.

    It really bugs me.[/quote]

    tHERE’S A Similar commercial where Adrian Peterson is running onto the field in his HOME PURPLE and the said stadium is NOT A DOME ….this annoys me, and yes that FatHead Comm drives me nuts…

    Im an editor and when oversights on MAJOR details are made…I cringe and wonder why/how people get their jobs[/quote]

    Isn’t that the job of the continuity director?

    As a astute observer of sports and pop culture, I always find myself double checking flubs of that nature.

    http://ecx.images-am...

  • Flip | December 19, 2008 at 2:02 pm |

    New Red Sox logos reviewed
    http://www.undercons...

  • Bopper | December 19, 2008 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”306429″][quote comment=”306428″]Has anyone noticed in the Fathead Commercial, that the Fathead of Reggie Bush has a State of Louisiana patch on it, but the jersey the real Reggie is wearing has no patches on it.

    It really bugs me.[/quote]

    tHERE’S A Similar commercial where Adrian Peterson is running onto the field in his HOME PURPLE and the said stadium is NOT A DOME ….this annoys me, and yes that FatHead Comm drives me nuts…

    Im an editor and when oversights on MAJOR details are made…I cringe and wonder why/how people get their jobs[/quote]

    Yeah, thats one of those awfule State Farm commercials that was play 100 times a game. The fact that the liscensed the use of the official jerseys, but put it in a generic stadium bothers me.

  • MPowers1634 | December 19, 2008 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”306492″][quote comment=”306489″][quote comment=”306482″][quote comment=”306443″][quote comment=”306405″]SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    I’ve got a tee-time, Powers. You in?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk...

    Nope…went to the gym at 9 instead of 6.

    Then went to Tice’s Corner to start and finish my Christmas shopping.

    A 15 minute drive home took 55.

    Now I’m home, conversing with you fools and have a full schedule of catching up on all of the annoying tasks that I have been procrastinating until I have to turn my dishwasher into a snowblower.

    I just hope her coat is warm enough! ;)

    As for the kicks question.

    Those Challenge courts are the first mid-cut tennis shoes associated with Mac that I can think of.

    The TRUE Mac Tennis shoe became the Air Trainer 1.

    http://wallyhopp.goo...

    Four years ago, they were revamped into the Zoom Trainer 1…a grail of mine:

    http://img178.images...

    Then this year they were retooled again, with very subtle changes as the Air Zoom Tennis Trainer:

    http://www.whatsallt...

    http://sneakernews.c...

    http://s200.photobuc...

    Complete with a sublimated McEnroe graphic on the tongue…I have two pairs, I wore one to the gym today.

    Great shoes…and at a price point of 80 dollars, a bargain.

    Finishline.com was selling them for 49.99![/quote]

    speaking of shoes http://www.mentalflo...

    I have shamed the sacred name of St. Krevanchi by achieving a score of 12 out of 13 on the PE Quiz.

    The last question, with the GREAT commerical clip got me![/quote]

    Scotty, check this out:

    http://i173.photobuc...

    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

    http://i173.photobuc...

    http://sneakernews.c...

    His logo inspiration:

    http://www.all-about...

    http://us.st12.yimg....

    http://www.affordabl...

    A different, prototype of the air trainer 1:

    http://www.theblackr...

  • Glen | December 19, 2008 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”306494″]New Red Sox logos reviewed
    http://www.undercons...

    http://images.usatod...

    Iverson’s hat has the same logo

  • Nuk | December 19, 2008 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”306490″][quote comment=”306473″]I think the only NHLer wearing between 2-6 these days is Vincent Lecavalier, who wears #4 in honour of Jean Beliveau, who I believe was the favourite player of his grandfather.[/quote]

    No, there are a lot.

    Anaheim – Bret Hedican #3, Steve Montador #5, Kent Huskins #6
    Atlanta – Garnet Exelby #2, Zach Bogosian #4, Ron Hainsey #6

    Defencemen are endless. If you mean he’s the only forward wearing a jersey number between 2 and 6, he’s not the only player either. Tom Kostopoulos of Montreal wears #6, Christoph Schubert of Ottawa wears #5, and Wade Belak of Nashville wears #3.[/quote]

    And of course Belak and Schubert are both converted defensemen.

  • chance | December 19, 2008 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”306494″]New Red Sox logos reviewed
    http://www.undercons...
    And although I like his product logo reviews, he’s clueless about sports branding.

    Anybody who, when discussing the Red Sox caps, says “streamline and modernize that B, please” ought not be taken too seriously.

  • JTH | December 19, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”306495″][quote comment=”306429″][quote comment=”306428″]Has anyone noticed in the Fathead Commercial, that the Fathead of Reggie Bush has a State of Louisiana patch on it, but the jersey the real Reggie is wearing has no patches on it.

    It really bugs me.[/quote]

    tHERE’S A Similar commercial where Adrian Peterson is running onto the field in his HOME PURPLE and the said stadium is NOT A DOME ….this annoys me, and yes that FatHead Comm drives me nuts…

    Im an editor and when oversights on MAJOR details are made…I cringe and wonder why/how people get their jobs[/quote]

    Yeah, thats one of those awfule State Farm commercials that was play 100 times a game. The fact that the liscensed the use of the official jerseys, but put it in a generic stadium bothers me.[/quote]
    You folks are aware that the Vikings don’t wear their purple jerseys exclusively at home , right?

  • The Hemogoblin | December 19, 2008 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”306498″][quote comment=”306490″][quote comment=”306473″]I think the only NHLer wearing between 2-6 these days is Vincent Lecavalier, who wears #4 in honour of Jean Beliveau, who I believe was the favourite player of his grandfather.[/quote]

    No, there are a lot.

    Anaheim – Bret Hedican #3, Steve Montador #5, Kent Huskins #6
    Atlanta – Garnet Exelby #2, Zach Bogosian #4, Ron Hainsey #6

    Defencemen are endless. If you mean he’s the only forward wearing a jersey number between 2 and 6, he’s not the only player either. Tom Kostopoulos of Montreal wears #6, Christoph Schubert of Ottawa wears #5, and Wade Belak of Nashville wears #3.[/quote]

    And of course Belak and Schubert are both converted defensemen.[/quote]

    Funny thing about Hedican wearing #3… a long time ago, he was a converted forward!…

  • LI Phil | December 19, 2008 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”306496″]check this out:

    http://i173.photobuc...

    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

    those first two are definitely it–just different colorways…nice grabs, matt

    next question…can those still be purchased? (and not some eBay dealio, but like in a real store)

  • oilfan | December 19, 2008 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”306490″][quote comment=”306473″]I think the only NHLer wearing between 2-6 these days is Vincent Lecavalier, who wears #4 in honour of Jean Beliveau, who I believe was the favourite player of his grandfather.[/quote]

    No, there are a lot.

    Anaheim – Bret Hedican #3, Steve Montador #5, Kent Huskins #6
    Atlanta – Garnet Exelby #2, Zach Bogosian #4, Ron Hainsey #6

    Defencemen are endless. If you mean he’s the only forward wearing a jersey number between 2 and 6, he’s not the only player either. Tom Kostopoulos of Montreal wears #6, Christoph Schubert of Ottawa wears #5, and Wade Belak of Nashville wears #3.[/quote]

    I forgot to add the word forward to the mix. Kostopoulos is probably the other exception, as Belak and Schubert came up as defensemen – but do play forward when the situation dictates.

  • Ricko | December 19, 2008 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”306500″][quote comment=”306495″][quote comment=”306429″][quote comment=”306428″]Has anyone noticed in the Fathead Commercial, that the Fathead of Reggie Bush has a State of Louisiana patch on it, but the jersey the real Reggie is wearing has no patches on it.

    It really bugs me.[/quote]

    tHERE’S A Similar commercial where Adrian Peterson is running onto the field in his HOME PURPLE and the said stadium is NOT A DOME ….this annoys me, and yes that FatHead Comm drives me nuts…

    Im an editor and when oversights on MAJOR details are made…I cringe and wonder why/how people get their jobs[/quote]

    Yeah, thats one of those awfule State Farm commercials that was play 100 times a game. The fact that the liscensed the use of the official jerseys, but put it in a generic stadium bothers me.[/quote]
    You folks are aware that the Vikings don’t wear their purple jerseys exclusively at home , right?[/quote]

    I’ll have to take a closer look at the spot cuz first reaction is that shot when Peterson delivers his line was indeed shot at the Metrodome. Then when he runs away from cam it looks like was shot in the Dome with some cheerleaders and extras but the bkgd is computer generated. As I said, not sure, will have to look closer.

    Both my daughter and remarked that it looks like speaks indoors, then is suddenly outdoors.

    —Ricko

  • Johnny F. | December 19, 2008 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”306496″][quote comment=”306492″][quote comment=”306489″][quote comment=”306482″][quote comment=”306443″][quote comment=”306405″]SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    I’ve got a tee-time, Powers. You in?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk...

    Nope…went to the gym at 9 instead of 6.

    Then went to Tice’s Corner to start and finish my Christmas shopping.

    A 15 minute drive home took 55.

    Now I’m home, conversing with you fools and have a full schedule of catching up on all of the annoying tasks that I have been procrastinating until I have to turn my dishwasher into a snowblower.

    I just hope her coat is warm enough! ;)

    As for the kicks question.

    Those Challenge courts are the first mid-cut tennis shoes associated with Mac that I can think of.

    The TRUE Mac Tennis shoe became the Air Trainer 1.

    http://wallyhopp.goo...

    Four years ago, they were revamped into the Zoom Trainer 1…a grail of mine:

    http://img178.images...

    Then this year they were retooled again, with very subtle changes as the Air Zoom Tennis Trainer:

    http://www.whatsallt...

    http://sneakernews.c...

    http://s200.photobuc...

    Complete with a sublimated McEnroe graphic on the tongue…I have two pairs, I wore one to the gym today.

    Great shoes…and at a price point of 80 dollars, a bargain.

    Finishline.com was selling them for 49.99![/quote]

    speaking of shoes http://www.mentalflo...

    I have shamed the sacred name of St. Krevanchi by achieving a score of 12 out of 13 on the PE Quiz.

    The last question, with the GREAT commerical clip got me![/quote]

    Scotty, check this out:

    http://i173.photobuc...

    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

    http://i173.photobuc...

    http://sneakernews.c...

    His logo inspiration:

    http://www.all-about...

    http://us.st12.yimg....

    http://www.affordabl...

    A different, prototype of the air trainer 1:

    http://www.theblackr...

    Nice work, Powers. Just so you know, I’m going to use your “dishwasher/snowblower” joke later.

    This all got me thinking about one of my favorite pairs of basketball shoes of all time…. Iverson’s very first trademark shoe (RBK), the Question (this was my favorite color, back in the day):

    http://www.pickyours...

    They came out with the Question lows, which were great too:

    http://ecx.images-am...

    What did you think of these?

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | December 19, 2008 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”306412″]Is there some significance of both rookie goalies wearing white masks? I’m ignorant in the traditions of hockey[/quote]

    The main reason why a goalie wheres a white helmet now in the NHL is if he has been called up from the minor leagues due to injuries. Instead of wearing a contrasting helmet with a paint job for the minor league team, the call-up will just wear a plain white one instead.

    It’s not often that these goalies get to play, because they are usually 3rd on the goaltending depth chart. It is even more uncommon to see opposing goalies.

  • Jay | December 19, 2008 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”306476″]Ohio State also wore black TV numbers in 1993 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the 1968 National Championship. I seem to recall reading in ’93 that the numbers in ’68 were black as a memorial for someone who had died, but I can’t seem to find any reference to it.[/quote]

    The only picture I could find of the ’93 team:
    http://cache.gettyim...

  • Teebz | December 19, 2008 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”306503″][quote comment=”306490″][quote comment=”306473″]I think the only NHLer wearing between 2-6 these days is Vincent Lecavalier, who wears #4 in honour of Jean Beliveau, who I believe was the favourite player of his grandfather.[/quote]

    No, there are a lot.

    Anaheim – Bret Hedican #3, Steve Montador #5, Kent Huskins #6
    Atlanta – Garnet Exelby #2, Zach Bogosian #4, Ron Hainsey #6

    Defencemen are endless. If you mean he’s the only forward wearing a jersey number between 2 and 6, he’s not the only player either. Tom Kostopoulos of Montreal wears #6, Christoph Schubert of Ottawa wears #5, and Wade Belak of Nashville wears #3.[/quote]

    I forgot to add the word forward to the mix. Kostopoulos is probably the other exception, as Belak and Schubert came up as defensemen – but do play forward when the situation dictates.[/quote]

    They are actually listed as forwards on the teams’ official rosters, meaning they rarely spend time patrolling their bluelines. Belak, for example, hasn’t been listed as a defenceman once for Nashville this season, and Schubert only drops back if Ottawa loses a d-man to injury. Ian White is in the same boat in Toronto now.

  • Teebz | December 19, 2008 at 3:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”306509″]
    They are actually listed as forwards on the teams’ official rosters, meaning they rarely spend time patrolling their bluelines. Belak, for example, hasn’t been listed as a defenceman once for Nashville this season, and Schubert only drops back if Ottawa loses a d-man during a game to injury. Ian White is in the same boat in Toronto now.[/quote]

    Added an important clause in Schubert’s playing time.

  • JTH | December 19, 2008 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”306504″]

    Both my daughter and remarked that it looks like speaks indoors, then is suddenly outdoors.
    [/quote]
    OK, a continuity error like that is fair game for criticism, but AP wearing a purple jersey somewhere other than the RollerDome is not necessarily a blunder.

  • Ricko | December 19, 2008 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”306511″][quote comment=”306504″]

    Both my daughter and remarked that it looks like speaks indoors, then is suddenly outdoors.
    [/quote]
    OK, a continuity error like that is fair game for criticism, but AP wearing a purple jersey somewhere other than the RollerDome is not necessarily a blunder.[/quote]

    Oh, I agree with you. The jersey thing isn’t a mistake at all. I was was making an additional observation, that it looks like he goes from indoors to outdoors (esp. for those of us used to interior shots of Dome)

  • Squiddie | December 19, 2008 at 4:02 pm |

    The 1969 high school game with the unknown cleat is between Alexander Ramsey and Frank B. Kellogg who used to be rivals in the Roseville school district. (Just north of St. Paul.) Ramsey would have been in blue and white. Kellogg in white and black/gold. The two schools were merged to form Roseville Area High School.

    toffs.com sells replicas of the Chicago Sting jerseys. The Sting once drafted a Playmate of the Year in the mid 70s. (1975, I think.)

  • ScottyJ in WV | December 19, 2008 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”306502″][quote comment=”306496″]check this out:

    http://i173.photobuc...

    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

    those first two are definitely it–just different colorways…nice grabs, matt

    next question…can those still be purchased? (and not some eBay dealio, but like in a real store)[/quote]

    Matt, you knowledge of sneaks is truly impressive. I like shoes, but you’re da man.

    Phil, I’m pretty sure the 2 shoes that Matt originally linked that you’re referring to above are different. The 1st pick are the ones, I’m pretty sure. The ones in the 2nd pick might pre date ’em by just a little bit.

    But like you, I’d love to have a pair or 2. What’s the verdict, Matt….can those be had??

  • ScottyJ in WV | December 19, 2008 at 4:11 pm |

    Pick?? man, I need a nap….I meant pic.

  • joe | December 19, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”306486″][quote comment=”306485″][quote comment=”306481″]It could just be because I’m a Cub fan, but I love pictures of the Wrigley Field scoreboard through the years. So much the same … so much has changed.

    http://www.greenbayp...

    I’ve never seen a picture where the clock was located towards the bottom (and obviously a very different clock than we’re used to seeing at the top of the scoreboard). I also didn’t know the “ping pong ball” section was changed for football duty. All very interesting to me. Makes me wonder what (besides tire company ads) they will do to it for the Winter Classic![/quote]

    It’s a football clock. The regular clock is still in it’s usual position, as seen here:

    http://www.bracephot...
    That photo illustrates another great point. The “what time is it clock” (I like that) had a white face, unlike today. Also, notice how young the ivy was.[/quote]
    well if I said time clock, it would have been inconclusive since the game clock keeps game time.

  • Johnny O | December 19, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    Snow day for me too! Wait, I’m a golf pro, in Wisconsin, and it’s winter. I had today off anyways!

    While we are talking about it today, take a look at the shoes I had back in the mid 90’s.

    http://www.ngv.vic.g...

    Yup, those are Nick Van Exel signature shoes! And if you recall, the opposite side of the shoe was black, with a white “blast” on them.
    Wish I knew where they were now.

  • Paul Barrett | December 19, 2008 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”306450″]”New logo and uni set for the Charlotte Stone Crabs. If any of the logos look familiar, Paul Barrett thinks it’s because the designs are cribbed from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. … ”

    Or possibly because they are quite close to the TB Rays…

    http://exhibits.base...

    You can’t blame a minor league team for looking like it’s parent club, that’s why i compared them to a team completely unrelated. Just look at the new buffalo bison’s logo and the potomac nationals jersey’s compared to their parent Washington organization.

  • Johnny F. | December 19, 2008 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”306517″]Snow day for me too! Wait, I’m a golf pro, in Wisconsin, and it’s winter. I had today off anyways!

    While we are talking about it today, take a look at the shoes I had back in the mid 90’s.

    http://www.ngv.vic.g...

    Yup, those are Nick Van Exel signature shoes! And if you recall, the opposite side of the shoe was black, with a white “blast” on them.
    Wish I knew where they were now.[/quote]

    Nick Van Exel = one of my favorite college basketball players on one of my favorite college basketball teams.

    http://cache.gettyim...

  • Jay | December 19, 2008 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”306518″][quote comment=”306450″]”New logo and uni set for the Charlotte Stone Crabs. If any of the logos look familiar, Paul Barrett thinks it’s because the designs are cribbed from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. … ”

    Or possibly because they are quite close to the TB Rays…

    http://exhibits.base...

    You can’t blame a minor league team for looking like it’s parent club, that’s why i compared them to a team completely unrelated. Just look at the new buffalo bison’s logo and the potomac nationals jersey’s compared to their parent Washington organization.[/quote]

    I’ve said it a couple times now, but the AAA (Cleveland) Columbus Clippers new logo “C”:
    http://www.letsgotri...

    Looks suspiciously like an inverted AA (Houston) Corpus Christi Hooks’ “C”:
    http://www.cchooks.c...

  • MPowers1634 | December 19, 2008 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”306514″][quote comment=”306502″][quote comment=”306496″]check this out:

    http://i173.photobuc...

    http://i.cnn.net/si/...

    those first two are definitely it–just different colorways…nice grabs, matt

    next question…can those still be purchased? (and not some eBay dealio, but like in a real store)[/quote]

    Matt, you knowledge of sneaks is truly impressive. I like shoes, but you’re da man.

    Phil, I’m pretty sure the 2 shoes that Matt originally linked that you’re referring to above are different. The 1st pick are the ones, I’m pretty sure. The ones in the 2nd pick might pre date ’em by just a little bit.

    But like you, I’d love to have a pair or 2. What’s the verdict, Matt….can those be had??[/quote]

    I apologize for my delays in posting…I’m hanging shelves in plaster walls! Fun.

    I’m workin’ on it:

    so far, I’ve found these:

    http://www.sneakerfi...

    http://www.sneakerfi...

    http://www.pickyours...

    http://www.pickyours...

    http://us.st12.yimg....

  • Luke | December 19, 2008 at 5:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”306440″]Hell, that Tennessee 1973 picture is awesome, which they would go back to it now. I hate the current orange, and that orange looks more “burnt” like the real UT…[/quote]

    They wore that look in the opener against UNLV in 2004. They wanted to wear them in the Cotton Bowl at the end of the year but the NCAA wouldn’t allow it.

    http://www.nationalc...

  • MPowers1634 | December 19, 2008 at 5:36 pm |

    This all got me thinking about one of my favorite pairs of basketball shoes of all time…. Iverson’s very first trademark shoe (RBK), the Question (this was my favorite color, back in the day):

    http://www.pickyours

    They came out with the Question lows, which were great too:

    http://ecx.images-am

    What did you think of these?

    Question 1

    Good shoe, especially at the time.

    A bit high and heavy for my taste, but Iverson’s Sixers PE’s went GREAT with his uni:

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

    Who could forget this:

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

    But this is my absolute favorite of Iverson, Uni-wise, kick-wise, and Talent-wise:

    http://www.alleniver...

    http://graphics8.nyt...

    Has there ever been a bigger gunner/black hole than Victor Page?

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

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

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

  • Luke | December 19, 2008 at 5:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”306440″]Hell, that Tennessee 1973 picture is awesome, which they would go back to it now. I hate the current orange, and that orange looks more “burnt” like the real UT…[/quote]

    Also, I thought I would add this…

    University of Tennessee was established in 1794.

    Texas was established as a state in 1845.

    University of Texas was established in 1883.

    So, you tell me which one is the “real” UT…

  • Michael Emody | December 19, 2008 at 5:40 pm |

    The only picture I could find of the ’93 team:
    http://cache.gettyim...

    That’s cool. (Re-paste the link on to a fresh web page if you can’t view it.) I used the same idea when I submitted an entry to the CSU-Pueblo contest.

  • Michael Emody | December 19, 2008 at 5:42 pm |

    I was quoting Jay above – thought I’d edit the quote in his quote.

  • u2-horn | December 19, 2008 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”306521″]
    http://www.pickyours...
    [/quote]
    I had a pair of those.

  • u2-horn | December 19, 2008 at 6:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”306524″]

    So, you tell me which one is the “real” UT…[/quote]

    Texas…the ones who don’t look like roadside workers.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 19, 2008 at 6:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”306529″][quote comment=”306524″]

    So, you tell me which one is the “real” UT…[/quote]

    Texas…the ones who don’t look like roadside workers.[/quote]

    I say it’s urinary tract… been around longer than both of those institutions.

  • Teebz | December 19, 2008 at 6:10 pm |

    It seems that this board loves to mix sports and movies. In knowing this, check out this site talking about movie accuracy according to scientists.

    Why does accuracy matter? Director Scott Dickerson states, “My wife is a nurse, and she insists that medical materials in my movies are properly presented. Even though you’re talking about pleasing only a very small percentage of the audience, they still matter.”

    Isn’t that what Uni Watch is all about? :o)

  • Paul Barrett | December 19, 2008 at 6:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”306520″][quote comment=”306518″][quote comment=”306450″]”New logo and uni set for the Charlotte Stone Crabs. If any of the logos look familiar, Paul Barrett thinks it’s because the designs are cribbed from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. … ”

    Or possibly because they are quite close to the TB Rays…

    http://exhibits.base...

    You can’t blame a minor league team for looking like it’s parent club, that’s why i compared them to a team completely unrelated. Just look at the new buffalo bison’s logo and the potomac nationals jersey’s compared to their parent Washington organization.[/quote]

    I’ve said it a couple times now, but the AAA (Cleveland) Columbus Clippers new logo “C”:
    http://www.letsgotri...

    Looks suspiciously like an inverted AA (Houston) Corpus Christi Hooks’ “C”:
    http://www.cchooks.c...

    That’s kinda funny. You’d think by looking at the Clippers, they weren’t with Cleveland. Good for them for having a new uni set that doesnt resemble their parents. There old one didn’t change when the Nats came to town either. Bravo.

  • The Fonz | December 19, 2008 at 6:23 pm |

    I don’t know if anyone posted this, but the MLB09: The show has a shot of the mets at citi field and on thier jersey is the “patch” apparently my prediction was correct, it shows the blue and orange squares with inagural season where citi should be and 2009 where field should be.

  • Ricko | December 19, 2008 at 8:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”306529″][quote comment=”306524″]

    So, you tell me which one is the “real” UT…[/quote]

    Texas…the ones who don’t look like roadside workers.[/quote]

    Actually neither look like roadside workers, who wear (when not the Day-Glo variety) the orange of Syracuse and Oklahoma State. Tennessee orange is lighter (creamsicle, same as original TB Bucs). Texas’ has a more “brick” tint. But was not always so. In the 60’s and 70’s the Longhorns wore the straight-up orange of Syracuse. However, for a time it was Oklahoma State that wore the “brick” (black-helmet Thurman Thomas era).

    That photo I sent Paul of Condredge Holloway from ’73 isn’t quite accurate to color. It’s a little saturated, and a bit too red. Tennessee has worn the same light orange, uninterrupted, since at least the late 40’s. I have photos of Holloway in the home unis that show it quite clearly.

    Not looking to take sides, just talking about orange, and the varieties thereof.

    —Ricko

  • chance | December 19, 2008 at 8:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”306520″][quote comment=”306518″][quote comment=”306450″]”New logo and uni set for the Charlotte Stone Crabs. If any of the logos look familiar, Paul Barrett thinks it’s because the designs are cribbed from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. … ”

    Or possibly because they are quite close to the TB Rays…

    http://exhibits.base...

    You can’t blame a minor league team for looking like it’s parent club, that’s why i compared them to a team completely unrelated. Just look at the new buffalo bison’s logo and the potomac nationals jersey’s compared to their parent Washington organization.[/quote]

    I’ve said it a couple times now, but the AAA (Cleveland) Columbus Clippers new logo “C”:
    http://www.letsgotri...

    Looks suspiciously like an inverted AA (Houston) Corpus Christi Hooks’ “C”:
    http://www.cchooks.c...

    Still don’t think “suspiciously” is the word you’re looking for here.

  • Dane | December 19, 2008 at 8:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”306455″][quote comment=”306401″]A question for the hockey wingers. I was watching a recent Pens’ broadcast in which John Curry was in goal for the Pens. The Pens’ play-by-play guy said that it was nice to see a goalie wearing #1. I did a search on yahoo sports and find the below players the only ones that wear #1 currently.

    ATL Johan Hedberg
    NJ Kevin Weekes
    WAS Brant Johnson
    ANA Jonas Hiller
    CAL Curtis McElhinney
    COL Andrew Raycroft
    CLB Steve Mason
    vAN Roberto Luongo

    The Rangers, Blackhawks, Wild (for the fans…lame), Flyers, Red Wings and Canadiens have retired the number. Why then has this number fallen out of favor with goaltenders of today?

    Also, is/was there some sort of protocol with numbering in the NHL? It seems that defencemen are the only players, with some exception, that wear 2-9.[/quote]
    Goalies wearing numbers other than #1 came into being when NHL teams started carrying two goaltenders; Terry Sawchuk couldn’t wear #1 for the Maple Leafs because Johnny Bower already was! The same was true for Jacques Plante and Glenn Hall with the Blues. (Sawchuk, Plante, and Hall all had their #1s retired by previous teams.)

    [/quote]

    I saw a replay of the 1959 Stanley Cup Finals on NHL Network a while back, and BOTH goaltenders for both the Canadiens and the Maple Leafs wore number 1.

  • Ricko | December 19, 2008 at 8:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”306536″][quote comment=”306520″][quote comment=”306518″][quote comment=”306450″]”New logo and uni set for the Charlotte Stone Crabs. If any of the logos look familiar, Paul Barrett thinks it’s because the designs are cribbed from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. … ”

    Or possibly because they are quite close to the TB Rays…

    http://exhibits.base...

    You can’t blame a minor league team for looking like it’s parent club, that’s why i compared them to a team completely unrelated. Just look at the new buffalo bison’s logo and the potomac nationals jersey’s compared to their parent Washington organization.[/quote]

    I’ve said it a couple times now, but the AAA (Cleveland) Columbus Clippers new logo “C”:
    http://www.letsgotri...

    Looks suspiciously like an inverted AA (Houston) Corpus Christi Hooks’ “C”:
    http://www.cchooks.c...

    Still don’t think “suspiciously” is the word you’re looking for here.[/quote]

    I dunno, Chance, looks like there might have been a second designer on the Grassy Knoll.

  • KevinW | December 19, 2008 at 8:53 pm |

    Not sure what the comments have been so far but…

    Those old bears-packers photos are amazing. Nothing has peaked my interest on ANY sports site in a while.

    THANK YOU

  • =bg= | December 19, 2008 at 10:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”306492″][quote comment=”306489″][quote comment=”306482″][quote comment=”306443″][quote comment=”306405″]SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    I’ve got a tee-time, Powers. You in?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk...

    Nope…went to the gym at 9 instead of 6.

    Then went to Tice’s Corner to start and finish my Christmas shopping.

    A 15 minute drive home took 55.

    Now I’m home, conversing with you fools and have a full schedule of catching up on all of the annoying tasks that I have been procrastinating until I have to turn my dishwasher into a snowblower.

    I just hope her coat is warm enough! ;)

    As for the kicks question.

    Those Challenge courts are the first mid-cut tennis shoes associated with Mac that I can think of.

    The TRUE Mac Tennis shoe became the Air Trainer 1.

    http://wallyhopp.goo...

    Four years ago, they were revamped into the Zoom Trainer 1…a grail of mine:

    http://img178.images...

    Then this year they were retooled again, with very subtle changes as the Air Zoom Tennis Trainer:

    http://www.whatsallt...

    http://sneakernews.c...

    http://s200.photobuc...

    Complete with a sublimated McEnroe graphic on the tongue…I have two pairs, I wore one to the gym today.

    Great shoes…and at a price point of 80 dollars, a bargain.

    Finishline.com was selling them for 49.99![/quote]

    speaking of shoes http://www.mentalflo...

    I have shamed the sacred name of St. Krevanchi by achieving a score of 12 out of 13 on the PE Quiz.

    The last question, with the GREAT commerical clip got me![/quote]

    GREAT shoe. GREAT GREAT GREAT Shoe.

    PS- I think the Ricko Files should use roman numerals. Like the Chicago albums have done.
    Ricko Files Vol. VIII. Classier.

  • =bg= | December 19, 2008 at 10:35 pm |

    11 out of 13 on the quiz. I am surprised I missed two.

  • Zac Neubauer | December 19, 2008 at 10:42 pm |

    R.I.P. Dock Ellis

  • Johnny F. | December 19, 2008 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”306542″]11 out of 13 on the quiz. I am surprised I missed two.[/quote]

    I got 3 wrong…made me sad.

    These, however, made me very happy back in the day:

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

  • Bob from Akron | December 19, 2008 at 11:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”306541″][quote comment=”306492″][quote comment=”306489″][quote comment=”306482″][quote comment=”306443″][quote comment=”306405″]SNOW DAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    I’ve got a tee-time, Powers. You in?

    http://www.bbc.co.uk...

    Nope…went to the gym at 9 instead of 6.

    Then went to Tice’s Corner to start and finish my Christmas shopping.

    A 15 minute drive home took 55.

    Now I’m home, conversing with you fools and have a full schedule of catching up on all of the annoying tasks that I have been procrastinating until I have to turn my dishwasher into a snowblower.

    I just hope her coat is warm enough! ;)

    As for the kicks question.

    Those Challenge courts are the first mid-cut tennis shoes associated with Mac that I can think of.

    The TRUE Mac Tennis shoe became the Air Trainer 1.

    http://wallyhopp.goo...

    Four years ago, they were revamped into the Zoom Trainer 1…a grail of mine:

    http://img178.images...

    Then this year they were retooled again, with very subtle changes as the Air Zoom Tennis Trainer:

    http://www.whatsallt...

    http://sneakernews.c...

    http://s200.photobuc...

    Complete with a sublimated McEnroe graphic on the tongue…I have two pairs, I wore one to the gym today.

    Great shoes…and at a price point of 80 dollars, a bargain.

    Finishline.com was selling them for 49.99![/quote]

    speaking of shoes http://www.mentalflo...

    I have shamed the sacred name of St. Krevanchi by achieving a score of 12 out of 13 on the PE Quiz.

    The last question, with the GREAT commerical clip got me![/quote]

    GREAT shoe. GREAT GREAT GREAT Shoe.

    PS- I think the Ricko Files should use roman numerals. Like the Chicago albums have done.
    Ricko Files Vol. VIII. Classier.[/quote]

    bg,

    What will happen after Ricko XI?

    “Hot Streets” came after “Chicago XI” in 1978. The Roman numerals reappeared after that.

    (Sports-related trivia: One of the songs on “Hot Streets” was “Alive Again,” which was used at the beginning of the “NBA on CBS” during the 1979-80 season.)

  • scott | December 19, 2008 at 11:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”306520″][quote comment=”306518″][quote comment=”306450″]”New logo and uni set for the Charlotte Stone Crabs. If any of the logos look familiar, Paul Barrett thinks it’s because the designs are cribbed from the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. … ”

    Or possibly because they are quite close to the TB Rays…

    http://exhibits.base...

    You can’t blame a minor league team for looking like it’s parent club, that’s why i compared them to a team completely unrelated. Just look at the new buffalo bison’s logo and the potomac nationals jersey’s compared to their parent Washington organization.[/quote]

    I’ve said it a couple times now, but the AAA (Cleveland) Columbus Clippers new logo “C”:
    http://www.letsgotri...

    Looks suspiciously like an inverted AA (Houston) Corpus Christi Hooks’ “C”:
    http://www.cchooks.c...

    I’m not seeing much of a resemblance, other than in the color scheme. Plus the Hooks’ home cap has a creature on it; only the road caps have the plain double “C” hooks.

  • MPowers1634 | December 19, 2008 at 11:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”306544″][quote comment=”306542″]11 out of 13 on the quiz. I am surprised I missed two.[/quote]

    I got 3 wrong…made me sad.

    These, however, made me very happy back in the day:

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

    You can be happy again…almost as happy as I am, now that I’m done snowblowing five houses…they were just re-released a month ago:

    http://www.pickyours...

  • Jason | December 19, 2008 at 11:41 pm |

    colour vs. colour alert:
    canada vs sweden in world junior pre-tournament game.
    http://www.tsn.ca/wo...
    also, sweden put the nob under the number.

  • Teebz | December 20, 2008 at 12:09 am |

    [quote comment=”306548″]colour vs. colour alert:
    canada vs sweden in world junior pre-tournament game.
    http://www.tsn.ca/wo...
    also, sweden put the nob under the number.[/quote]

    Um, it’s not colour vs. colour like everyone else has been posting. They don’t have a white road jersey whatsoever.

    Sweden’s road jersey is always yellow. Always has been. Always will be.

  • Tim | December 20, 2008 at 1:02 am |

    [quote comment=”306549″]There’s a really thorough — like, really thorough — treatment of the Redskins’ recent jersey history here. You have to register for the site, but it’s free and totally worth it (with thanks to Brandon Diamond). … [/quote]

    That guy’s attention to detail and minutiae was wild, but at some point, especially when he started going on and on about how the NFL Shop didn’t respond to his inquiries to his liking, it got a little disturbing. Sort of a Fatal Attraction-ish type of “I won’t be ignored!!!” vibe going on there……