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Monday Morning Uni Watch

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Whatever issues you may have with the game of football — and I have quite a few myself — there’s no denying the one thing that elevates this sport above the others: No matter what the weather is, the game goes on. And thanks to the nasty weather blanketing the country yesterday, we were treated to some great cold-weather gridiron action, including a pair of snow games (additional pics here and here; seriously, is there anything as glorious-looking as a football game being played in the snow?) and several more games in frigid cold. Not quite the Ice Bowl or the Snowplow Game, but I’ll take it.

In other weekend developments:

• The EagleBank Bowl was doubly uni-notable, as Navy wore their newfangled uniforms (the ones that debuted in the Army/Navy game) and Wake Forest wore gold. Lots of photos here.

• USF went with white helmets for the St. Pete Bowl (additional pics here).

• Coupla notes from Aaron Wiens regarding the New Mexico Bowl: First, Dion Morton (who has a very odd NOB, despite being the only Morton on the roster) had his nameplate coming loose. And second, the officials were using red beanbags. “I have never seen this before,” says Aaron. “I don’t know if this is something new, something being tested or something just being tested during this bowl.” Anyone..?

• Also from the New Mexico Bowl: Several readers noted that this may have been the first instance of BLOB — bowl logo on back.

• The Cowboys wore this logo as a jersey patch on Saturday (and good for them for only using it for the last game, instead of all season long). They also had a ceremony featuring lots of former stars, but Mel Renfro’s jersey was clearly different from everyone else’s.

• Speaking of the Cowboys, Terrell Owens showed up for the postgame press conference wearing this cap. Anyone know what that logo is?

• The Redskins wore a “33” hemet decal in memory of the late Sammy Baugh.

• Surprisingly, readers reported no significant helmet decal malfunctions yesterday, except for Mathias Kiwanuka losing one of his front helmet numerals (with thanks to Michael Romero for the screen grab).

Color-on-color Condiment-on-condiment alert from last night’s New Orleans bowl, as Troy and Southern Miss created a ketchup vs. mustard tableaux (additional pics here). Southern Miss was actually penalized for wearing their solid yellows, because they were the road team and should have been wearing white.

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Uni Watch Extracurricular Calendar: I’ll be making several live appearances early in the new year, all of them in Brooklyn and none of them uni-related. Here’s what’s on tap:

Friday, January 16th, 8pm: The Forewords (my lecture/slideshow collaboration with Liz Clayton) will be performing at Cabinet magazine’s event space. For reasons not worth explaining, the room happens to be equipped with two very tall chairs, so Liz and I will have the fun of doing our thing from a lofty perch and you’ll have the fun of developing a crick in your neck — a win-win! Admission will be free; beer will cost money.

Friday, January 30th, 8pm: Another Forewords gig, this time at the Sound Fix Records Lounge. We will not have tall chairs this time, but we may have a band performing either before or after us — not sure yet. Admission will once again be free, and there’s be a full bar, so you can buy us lots of drinks.

Tuesday, February 3rd, 8pm: I’ll be one of the featured lecturers at the latest installment of Adult Education, the monthly-ish series of presentations on eccentric topics at Union Hall. The theme du jour this time around is “How To,” which I will address by talking about mousetraps — or, more specifically, the illustrations and other graphics on mousetrap packaging. Other speakers will include my longtime pal and Adult Ed curator Carrie McLaren (talking about how to raise an ape in your home), the very wonderful Mikki Halpin (how to be a super-fan), and some guy I don’t know at all named Eliot Glazer (how to read a Long Island high school yearbook, although I could tell you how to do that myself), plus there may be someone from the Graffiti Research Lab. Admission is $5.

Plus I’d like to convene a Uni Watch gathering in Brooklyn at some point in January. The dates I’m currently considering are the 17th, 24th, 25th, and 31st. Details to follow shortly.

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Raffle Update: I’ve added two new prizes to the holiday raffle (plus I’ve changed the entry deadline from 10pm Wednesday night to 7pm). The updated prize listings, along with all other raffle-related details, are here.

Uni Watch News Ticker: TCU will be wearing a “45” memorial decal tomorrow night in the Poinsettia Bowl, in memory of Sammy Baugh. … Good article here about how Jets center Nick Mangold plays without gloves. … The current issue of SABR’s Baseball Research Journal includes a good article on the history of MLB players who wear glasses. I’ve scanned the five pages and put them here. To read the article, click on the thumbnails and then click on “All Sizes” to get the pages at a legible size. … Very nice basketball patch available here. … Navy wore their newfangled uni and Wake Forest wore gold in the EagleBank Bowl (with thanks to Kevin Whisman). … Lots of points of interest in this old Raiders photo (with thanks to Greg Riffenburgh). … Kevin McMahon found a bunch of cool memorabilia from his dad’s days playing football at Wisconsin, including some ticket stubs, a shot showing Notre Dame’s shamrock decal, and a shot of his father making a tackle while wearing a primitive facemask. … Color-on-color alert: That’s St. Thomas Aquinas H.S. vs. Lakeland H.S. in the Florida Class 5A state football championship Friday night (with thanks to Wayne Koehler). … Check this out: Joe D. as a Brewer! “I’m guessing it was an offseason barnstorming tour in the late ’30s,” says Bruce Menard. … If you care about women’s soccer logos (don’t all jump at once), you’ll want to see this page (thanks to Mark McGinnis). … RIP, Dock. … OK, so I still can’t show you what the Mets’ Citi Field sleeve patch will look like. But there’s no reason I can’t show you this MLB 09 screen shot that someone else posted on the Chris Creamer boards. … Similarly, when I did my NBA season-preview column on Page 2 back in late October, I mentioned that there was “a very odd uni-based promotion from the Cavs” coming up but that I wasn’t allowed to discuss it yet. I still haven’t been officially green-lighted to talk about it, but now Michael Curry has spotted this bobblehead at the Cavs’ team shop, so I think it’s OK for me to tell you that the Cavs will be wearing this outfit (which, as you can see, combines elements from several designs from the team’s past) for one game this spring. It’s part of a fan-appreciation promotion called “Fan-Tastic,” or something like that. I don’t have the exact date when the uni will be worn, but I think it’s in March. … Jeff Katz sent along some scans of 3-D football cards from the 1970 Kellogg’s series. … Looks like Bobby Grich’s pants came unsnapped here. … Here’s an odd helmet design. That’s Centennial High, from California (with thanks to Damon Hirschensohn, who also scanned a bunch of cool old photos from a 1934 issue of The Record, the magazine of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity). … The Ravens don’t use first initials for Jameel McClain and Le’Ron McClain, but the first “c” is styled differently for the two players (big thanks to Ben Kelly). … Evander Holyfield and Nikolai Valuev both wore Adidas gloves for their heavyweight “fight” on Saturday. … NY1 is an all-news cable channel here in NYC. Like most news outlets, they put their logo on their reporters’ hand-held microphones. But Marc Beck noticed that one of their reporters appeared to have a DIY hand-drawn logo box the other day.

 

150 comments to Monday Morning Uni Watch

  • Hott Rodd | December 22, 2008 at 8:32 am |

    Happy Hanukka Paul, and any others. Thanks for another joyous year of uni minutiae.

  • Glen | December 22, 2008 at 8:33 am |

    I was a bit skeptical about the ‘hockey’ line up for the weekend. But i thoroughly enjoined it!

  • Glen | December 22, 2008 at 8:33 am |

    [quote comment=”306866″]I was a bit skeptical about the ‘hockey’ line up for the weekend. But i thoroughly enjoined it![/quote]

    “enjoyed”

  • Robert in Dallas | December 22, 2008 at 8:42 am |

    No. 20 in that Cowboys photo is not Emmitt Smith. I don’t know who it is, however.

  • Tony in Erie | December 22, 2008 at 8:43 am |

    Nothing relegates football back to its infancy like cold weather games.

    Timeless…

    Happy Hanukkah everyone!

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2008 at 8:49 am |

    [quote comment=”306866″]I was a bit skeptical about the ‘hockey’ line up for the weekend. But i thoroughly enjoined it![/quote]

    glad you liked it! major props to teebz and everyone from the hockey wing who participated, and to everyone who commented, thanks!

  • SaveFarris | December 22, 2008 at 8:49 am |

    Tonight, the part of Emmitt Smith will be played by Mel Renfro.

  • Tony in Erie | December 22, 2008 at 8:50 am |

    Cowboys #20

    Mel Renfro

  • Paul Lukas | December 22, 2008 at 8:52 am |

    [quote comment=”306868″]No. 20 in that Cowboys photo is not Emmitt Smith. I don’t know who it is, however.[/quote]

    Thanks. Fixed.

  • Robert in Dallas | December 22, 2008 at 8:53 am |

    [quote comment=”306868″]No. 20 in that Cowboys photo is not Emmitt Smith. I don’t know who it is, however.[/quote]

    Now that No. 20 has been identified as Mel Renfro, I am embarrassed for not recognizing. He has business dealings with someone in the building in which I work, and he is spotted on the premises with some frequency. Feel free to pelt me with rocks and garbage.

  • Tony in Erie | December 22, 2008 at 8:54 am |

    “He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.”

    Can anyone explain to me what that has to do with fighting a hairy Russian?

  • Ken | December 22, 2008 at 8:57 am |

    The T.O. hat logo is a Ralph Lauren Polo Company logo.

  • Jim MI | December 22, 2008 at 8:59 am |

    I am not a football fan but I still LOVE watching football in the snow. The rare time I will watch a football game from start to finish is when it’s in the snow or in the rain. One of the coolest thing is sports is having a team play in any weather… funny seeing the ARIZONA cardnals play in the snow. lol

  • Joe Hilseberg | December 22, 2008 at 9:08 am |

    Fist time I have seen this…the Cowboys’s DeMarcus Ware’s #4 last night appears to have been ripped, and then mended for his game jersey. However they mended it in white instead of blue.

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

  • Lose Remerswaal | December 22, 2008 at 9:09 am |

    Patriots/Cardinals game had the end zones outlined in blue paint so they’d show up better on TV and for the officials to make their rulings.

    Fox even helped those of us playing at home by providing the yard line the plays were at during the first half, but abandoned that helper in the second half, which sucked royally.

  • DenverGregg | December 22, 2008 at 9:31 am |

    In MLB 09 screenshot, why are both teams in home gear? Is that the fashion of the time in videogames these days? Time to tie the onion to my belt and go to work.

  • Tony in Erie | December 22, 2008 at 9:37 am |

    What the sam H E double hockey sticks is up with this guy’s socks?

  • Sarran | December 22, 2008 at 9:41 am |

    Was anyone able to see the Texas Stadium farewell ceremony? All I got was the damn post-game conferences on the NFL network. They would occasionally have a split screen of the players running by. Chapped my butt.

  • Ryan B. | December 22, 2008 at 9:44 am |

    While watching the Dolphins-Chiefs game yesterday, I noticed what I thought might have been an irregularity in Dolphins tight end Anthony Fasano’s jersey.

    It appeared that either the nameplate was shifted left or the number was off-center to the right. (I’d guess the former.)

    Anyone get a good screen grab or pic? I can’t find any.

  • Mike Engle | December 22, 2008 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”306884″]In MLB 09 screenshot, why are both teams in home gear? Is that the fashion of the time in videogames these days? Time to tie the onion to my belt and go to work.[/quote]
    They’re not. Chicago’s in gray. Note the lack of pinstripes. (Yes, I notice what would be a home-styled catcher’s hard hat with the away jersey. No, I’m not sure how that’s legal.)

  • Jay from Florida | December 22, 2008 at 10:06 am |

    The crew in the New Mexico Bowl was probably from Conference USA. I believe they are the only D1 conference using the red bean bags.

  • Paul Lukas | December 22, 2008 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”306888″][quote comment=”306884″]In MLB 09 screenshot, why are both teams in home gear? Is that the fashion of the time in videogames these days? Time to tie the onion to my belt and go to work.[/quote]
    They’re not. Chicago’s in gray. Note the lack of pinstripes. (Yes, I notice what would be a home-styled catcher’s hard hat with the away jersey. No, I’m not sure how that’s legal.)[/quote]

    No more road headwear for the Cubs next season. All caps (and catcher’s helmets) will be solid blue.

  • Bob | December 22, 2008 at 10:14 am |

    The logos on microphones are called mic flags.

    Custom mic flags are not very expensive and can be ordered from numerous Web sites so it is surprising to see a hand drawn mic flag.

  • Shane | December 22, 2008 at 10:20 am |

    A hand-drawn mic logo and a thing of Jiffy Pop under her hat?

  • Dustin | December 22, 2008 at 10:23 am |

    There were some other helmet decal issues. One of the Carolina Panthers had part of his stripe missing in last night’s game. It was weird because the lower part was there for a couple of inches, then an inch or two gap, and then the rest of the stripe.

  • Tom V | December 22, 2008 at 10:31 am |

    Not uni related (but helmet bumper related) One of the quarterbacks got pummelled yesterday and came up with a bloody face from where his helmet bumper hit him in the nose. Anyone know game/pics?

  • Zach R. | December 22, 2008 at 10:33 am |

    Paul,

    In regards to that Centennial High School Helmet. San Diego State a few years back wore a helmet that is the exact inverse of it.

    http://www.dowdlespo...

  • Namhob | December 22, 2008 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”306894″]Not uni related (but helmet bumper related) One of the quarterbacks got pummelled yesterday and came up with a bloody face from where his helmet bumper hit him in the nose. Anyone know game/pics?[/quote]
    That would be Jeff Garcia of the Bucs. http://www.profootba...

  • Matt B. | December 22, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    Y’know, I think the red stripe on Navy’s pants is a tribute to the USMC Dress Uniform. It’s the same color as the stripe that goes down the side of their pants.

    http://www.ww2gyrene...

  • Mark K | December 22, 2008 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”306889″]The crew in the New Mexico Bowl was probably from Conference USA. I believe they are the only D1 conference using the red bean bags.[/quote]
    Correct- and they will be working the Independence and Music City Bowls as well.

  • Mike Altobello | December 22, 2008 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”306881″]@ Teebz,

    I agree with you about the piping on the Edge jerseys. There’s something about it that just doesn’t look right. I also don’t like the little chest numbers (San Jose, Dallas, Islanders, etc.) because they make the jersey look cluttered.

    But, at the same time, I appreciate the effort to try new design elements. Over time, the ideas that the fans like will stick around and the ones that aren’t popular will go away.

    I don’t know if it’s fair to talk about the “Edge template” as though all the new jerseys are the same design. There are some elements that have appeared on several jerseys (the vertical piping, for example), but overall I think you have to admit that the 2008-09 NHL has much more design diversity than, say, the 1990-91 NHL (when every team had a set of horizontal stripes around the sleeve and another set around the bottom of the jersey).

    And I’m not knocking the early-90s jerseys (most of them looked pretty good). I’m just commenting on the lack of diversity.[/quote]

    Guys, I hope it’s OK to bring the hockey discussion into today’s post…

    Daniel, you make fair points, but the truth is when I look at the ad page that Ricko posted:

    http://farm4.static....

    I don’t see a bad look in the bunch. They’re all distinct, but they clearly look like hockey jerseys. My problems with the Edge template (and I clearly think it is a template) are that it forces teams into piping, striping and color blocking in places that are not conducice to the design of a hockey uniform. Here’s one example…I was watching the Bruins and Blues game last night. I like that the Blues stuck with a lot of the classic elements of the previous design, but there’s no comparision between the current jersey and the previous jersey. The shape of the shoulder yoke and the highlight (distorted into a horn like shape) looks awful, and the piping along the chest, and lack of hem striping take away from the look of the uniform.

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2008 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”306897″]Y’know, I think the red stripe on Navy’s pants is a tribute to the USMC Dress Uniform. It’s the same color as the stripe that goes down the side of their pants.

    http://www.ww2gyrene...

    yes it is…read about navy’s uni here

  • MPowers1634 | December 22, 2008 at 10:44 am |

    Regarding the two-toned helmets worn by Centennial of California:

    San Diego State wore a similar design three to four years ago as well as Moore Catholic, here in New York.

    San Diego State:

    http://farm4.static....

    Moore Catholic of Staten Island:

    http://photos.silive...

    http://photos.silive...

  • chris | December 22, 2008 at 10:47 am |

    … Here’s an odd helmet design. That’s Centennial High, from California

    my alma mater….that helmet design is a take on San Diego States helmet

  • Tony in Erie | December 22, 2008 at 10:50 am |

    Guys, I hope it’s OK to bring the hockey discussion into today’s post

    its ALWAYS okay to talk about hockey :)

  • chris | December 22, 2008 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”306902″]… Here’s an odd helmet design. That’s Centennial High, from California

    my alma mater….that helmet design is a take on San Diego States helmet[/quote]

    state champs and #2 in the country i might add

  • Mike | December 22, 2008 at 10:53 am |

    Paul, please tell us Mets fans that the patch pictured on the screen grab is NOT the patch.

    Please.

    (and mean it)

  • Jay | December 22, 2008 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”306897″]Y’know, I think the red stripe on Navy’s pants is a tribute to the USMC Dress Uniform. It’s the same color as the stripe that goes down the side of their pants.

    http://www.ww2gyrene...
    Actually, it’s the Evening Dress uniform( at right), not the Blood Stripe:
    http://upload.wikime...

  • GC | December 22, 2008 at 11:09 am |

    The Ravens don’t use first initials for Jameel McClain and Le’Ron McClain, but the first “c” is styled differently for the two players (big thanks to Ben Kelly).

    This makes me chuckle. My 8yo son actually took note of this some weeks ago (“why is the ‘c’ on that guy’s jersey floating while the other isn’t?”) but I couldn’t find any pics out there to back it up to post an example. It was a proud parenting moment though that he’d notice such a thing.

  • JTH | December 22, 2008 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”306890″]
    No more road headwear for the Cubs next season. All caps (and catcher’s helmets) will be solid blue.[/quote]
    This is great news. I FUCKING DESPISE the red brims. Now if they could just ditch the red numbers, you’d have a serious contender for best road uni.

  • The Ol Goaler | December 22, 2008 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”306899″]Guys, I hope it’s OK to bring the hockey discussion into today’s post…

    Daniel, you make fair points, but the truth is when I look at the ad page that Ricko posted:

    http://farm4.static....

    I don’t see a bad look in the bunch. They’re all distinct, but they clearly look like hockey jerseys. My problems with the Edge template (and I clearly think it is a template) are that it forces teams into piping, striping and color blocking in places that are not conducice to the design of a hockey uniform. Here’s one example…I was watching the Bruins and Blues game last night. I like that the Blues stuck with a lot of the classic elements of the previous design, but there’s no comparision between the current jersey and the previous jersey. The shape of the shoulder yoke and the highlight (distorted into a horn like shape) looks awful, and the piping along the chest, and lack of hem striping take away from the look of the uniform.[/quote]
    A-Men!!! While the Bruins changed their sweaters for the better, this looks so much better than this! The shoulder yoke is too big, and the vertical stripes are a joke.

    Oh, well… at least it’s better than this late, unlamented sweater!

  • JTH | December 22, 2008 at 11:30 am |

    [quote]Troy and Southern Miss created a ketchup vs. mustard tableaux[/quote]
    More like barbecue sauce. Or if it is ketchup, I ain’t putting it on my fries.
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    [quote]If you care about women’s soccer logos (don’t all jump at once), you’ll want to see this page [/quote]
    I love the Chicago flag, but this logo looks terrible. Red Stars is a crap name, too.
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    [quote]the room happens to be equipped with two very tall chairs[/quote]
    Can we call you Wayne Famous?

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | December 22, 2008 at 11:36 am |

    Troy State and Southern Miss together were indeed a messy uni match-up. However, I enjoyed each of the unis on their own merit and was VERY intrigued by Troy’s stripes. On the pants and the helmet, they use gray AND white to make up the middle stripe. Not sure I had ever seen that before… any school tradition or cool meaning?

  • M.Princip | December 22, 2008 at 11:37 am |

    Another helmet decal malfunction happened during the Seahawks Jets snow game where a Jets player(no picture/player unknown)was missing half his left side decal.

  • Ricko | December 22, 2008 at 11:49 am |

    If you care about women’s soccer logos (don’t all jump at once), you’ll want to see this page

    I love the Chicago flag, but this logo looks terrible. Red Stars is a crap name, too.

    Are they owned by Macy’s, maybe?

  • Bob Andrews | December 22, 2008 at 12:07 pm |

    Could UCF have possibly crammed any more crap on their jerseys?

  • Ricko | December 22, 2008 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”306908″][quote comment=”306890″]
    No more road headwear for the Cubs next season. All caps (and catcher’s helmets) will be solid blue.[/quote]
    This is great news. I FUCKING DESPISE the red brims. Now if they could just ditch the red numbers, you’d have a serious contender for best road uni.[/quote]

    Yeah, never was a big fan of the red visors. Kinda gimmicky. Would be like if the Mets were to decide to make the crown of their royal hats BLACK or some–

    Or if the Red Sox determined what they’d really been missing all these years was a hat with the hanging socks lo–

    Or that a Phillies hat would be cool with earfl—

  • Beardface | December 22, 2008 at 12:10 pm |

    Perhaps I only noticed it because the Panthers pissed me off in the 2nd half last night, but did anyone else notice the color vs color in the New Orleans Bowl last night?

    Southern Miss went with their horrid all-golds and Troy with their all-maroons. It was quite the leotard sight to see.

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2008 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”306916″]Perhaps I only noticed it because the Panthers pissed me off in the 2nd half last night, but did anyone else notice the color vs color in the New Orleans Bowl last night?

    Southern Miss went with their horrid all-golds and Troy with their all-maroons. It was quite the leotard sight to see.[/quote]

    think it was in the main article paul posted:

    • Color-on-color Condiment-on-condiment alert from last night’s New Orleans bowl, as Troy and Southern Miss created a ketchup vs. mustard tableaux (additional pics here). Southern Miss was actually penalized for wearing their solid yellows, because they were the road team and should have been wearing white.

  • JTH | December 22, 2008 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”306917″][quote comment=”306916″]Perhaps I only noticed it because the Panthers pissed me off in the 2nd half last night, but did anyone else notice the color vs color in the New Orleans Bowl last night?

    Southern Miss went with their horrid all-golds and Troy with their all-maroons. It was quite the leotard sight to see.[/quote]

    think it was in the main article paul posted:

    • Color-on-color Condiment-on-condiment alert from last night’s New Orleans bowl, as Troy and Southern Miss created a ketchup vs. mustard tableaux (additional pics here). Southern Miss was actually penalized for wearing their solid yellows, because they were the road team and should have been wearing white.[/quote]
    Beardface,

    Do you just skim the posts looking to see if the ‘Canes and/or Hokies are being trashed and ignore the rest?

  • Shane | December 22, 2008 at 12:30 pm |

    At least al-Zaidi wasn’t wearing Nikes.

  • Brendan | December 22, 2008 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”306910″][quote]
    [quote]If you care about women’s soccer logos (don’t all jump at once), you’ll want to see this page [/quote]
    I love the Chicago flag, but this logo looks terrible. Red Stars is a crap name, too.
    [/quote]

    This is what I thought of first. I have no idea where I plucked that association from. I think most people will think of communism when they hear the name, though. It’s fitting, I suppose, that the team will play in Chicago; the Haymarket riots, alienation and exploitation of the proletariat, untrustworthy governments, and all that.

  • Ricko | December 22, 2008 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”306919″]At least al-Zaidi wasn’t wearing Nikes.[/quote]

    Bernard Berrian, however, was. Purple ones, in fact, for the Vikings yesterday. Haven’t had a chance to look for photos online, but I’m sure there’s one somewhere. Purple Nikes with black socks.

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | December 22, 2008 at 12:40 pm |

    I root for the Cubs now but was a big fan of the team when they had players like Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, Jerome Walton, and Damon Berryhill.

    I have NEVER liked the red bill nor do I like any cap with a contrasting brim.

    They are wise to heed the famous reminder K.I.S.S.(Keep It Simple Stupid.

    http://sportsgearwor...(H)Roy.gif

    Question: Have they ever worn this cub logo on a cap?

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

  • JTH | December 22, 2008 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”306920″]It’s fitting, I suppose, that the team will play in Chicago; the Haymarket riots, alienation and exploitation of the proletariat, untrustworthy governments, and all that.[/quote]
    Apparently, Riot (singular?) was considered as a name:
    [quote]Other names considered were Progress, Towers, Stinking Onions, Massacre, Union, Blues, Riot, 1871 and Wind.[/quote]
    Had I been aware that there was a name-the-team contest, Stinking Onions would have gotten my vote(s).

  • MPowers1634 | December 22, 2008 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”306922″]I root for the Cubs now but was a big fan of the team when they had players like Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, Jerome Walton, and Damon Berryhill.

    I have NEVER liked the red bill nor do I like any cap with a contrasting brim.

    They are wise to heed the famous reminder K.I.S.S.(Keep It Simple Stupid.

    http://sportsgearwor...(H)Roy.gif

    Question: Have they ever worn this cub logo on a cap?

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

    I apologize for the bad link:

    http://burnersports....(H)Roy.jpg

    No pics of Berrian on Getty images however, Visanthe Shiancoe with a rare Vikings Schutt helmet:

    http://cache1.asset-...

  • Brendan | December 22, 2008 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”306920″][quote comment=”306910″][quote]
    If you care about women’s soccer logos (don’t all jump at once), you’ll want to see this page [/quote]
    I love the Chicago flag, but this logo looks terrible. Red Stars is a crap name, too.
    [/quote]

    This is what I thought of first. I have no idea where I plucked that association from. I think most people will think of communism when they hear the name, though. It’s fitting, I suppose, that the team will play in Chicago; the Haymarket riots, alienation and exploitation of the proletariat, untrustworthy governments, and all that.[/quote]

    CSKA Moscow also comes to mind. Their logos very prominently feature a red star.

  • JTH | December 22, 2008 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”306922″]
    Question: Have they ever worn this cub logo on a cap?

    http://ecx.images-am...
    Nope — 60s & 70s sleeve patch only.

  • Beardface | December 22, 2008 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”306918″][quote comment=”306917″][quote comment=”306916″]Perhaps I only noticed it because the Panthers pissed me off in the 2nd half last night, but did anyone else notice the color vs color in the New Orleans Bowl last night?

    Southern Miss went with their horrid all-golds and Troy with their all-maroons. It was quite the leotard sight to see.[/quote]

    think it was in the main article paul posted:

    • Color-on-color Condiment-on-condiment alert from last night’s New Orleans bowl, as Troy and Southern Miss created a ketchup vs. mustard tableaux (additional pics here). Southern Miss was actually penalized for wearing their solid yellows, because they were the road team and should have been wearing white.[/quote]
    Beardface,

    Do you just skim the posts looking to see if the ‘Canes and/or Hokies are being trashed and ignore the rest?[/quote]
    I’m at work… I read over the main article… must have just missed that one

    my bad

  • hugh.c.mcbride | December 22, 2008 at 1:18 pm |

    Thought some of UW’s corporate logo admirers might appreciate this list of the best & worst logo updates from the past year. The list does feature a coupla sports logos, including a nice put-down of the OKC abomination.

  • PK | December 22, 2008 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”306884″]In MLB 09 screenshot, why are both teams in home gear? Is that the fashion of the time in videogames these days? Time to tie the onion to my belt and go to work.[/quote]

    would you like 5 bees for a quater too….or was that just the style of the time…

  • Mike | December 22, 2008 at 1:31 pm |

    So, without actually showing us Mets fans…is that the patch they will have???????

  • Bopper | December 22, 2008 at 1:32 pm |

    Noone is even mentioned the hideousness that was the Liverpool FC Kit from yesterdays game at Arsenal?

    It was painful to be a Reds fan yesterday.

  • Dan | December 22, 2008 at 1:40 pm |

    Looking at that shot of the Bengals’ bench in the cold, there’s a lot of variation in the helmet stripes – is this because of the different types of helmet and their shapes (such as the Revolution)?
    All three of the helmets in that picture seem to have slight variations in the stripes, and they all look a little odd with the larger spaced gap in the middle. Sorry if this has been covered before :)

  • JTH | December 22, 2008 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”306932″]Noone is even mentioned the hideousness that was the Liverpool FC Kit from yesterdays game at Arsenal?

    It was painful to be a Reds fan yesterday.[/quote]
    It’s not that bad of a look, really. Switch out the red socks for gray, and it’s pretty solid. Is there a story there? Did their home and away gear get mixed up or something?

  • Bopper | December 22, 2008 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”306935″][quote comment=”306932″]Noone is even mentioned the hideousness that was the Liverpool FC Kit from yesterdays game at Arsenal?

    It was painful to be a Reds fan yesterday.[/quote]
    It’s not that bad of a look, really. Switch out the red socks for gray, and it’s pretty solid. Is there a story there? Did their home and away gear get mixed up or something?[/quote]

    I’ve not been able to find any such story… but it looks like it.

  • Jim Walaitis | December 22, 2008 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”306929″]Thought some of UW’s corporate logo admirers might appreciate this list of the best & worst logo updates from the past year. The list does feature a coupla sports logos, including a nice put-down of the OKC abomination.[/quote]

    Forgive me if this has been discussed, but on the pepsi logo(s), I can’t help but think of any of them with a reverse image to it’s immediate left that would create an image of “logo eyes” (you know, because all logo-animals, be them moose, bunny rabbits, or elephants, all have the same eye shape).

  • Jim Walaitis | December 22, 2008 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”306936″][quote comment=”306935″][quote comment=”306932″]Noone is even mentioned the hideousness that was the Liverpool FC Kit from yesterdays game at Arsenal?

    It was painful to be a Reds fan yesterday.[/quote]
    It’s not that bad of a look, really. Switch out the red socks for gray, and it’s pretty solid. Is there a story there? Did their home and away gear get mixed up or something?[/quote]

    I’ve not been able to find any such story… but it looks like it.[/quote]

    If by “kit”, you’re referring to the horrendous comb-over mullet being worn by the guy in the middle, I agree. He needs to have his head shaved, then given laser hair removal to ensure that never happens again.

  • Ricko | December 22, 2008 at 2:05 pm |

    Berrian’s purple Nikes from a week ago vs. Cardinals.
    Although the shoes from yesterday appeared to be purple right up to, and including, the lace eyelets.

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

  • Chad | December 22, 2008 at 2:08 pm |

    what happened with John Ekdahl’s jersey transformation?

  • Graham | December 22, 2008 at 2:20 pm |

    michigan womens team went color vs color the other day.
    http://mgoblue.com/c...

    levell lucas-perry was finally allowed to play for the michigan mens team. cant find the picture of his last name but it was arched and looked great. FEAR the HYPHEN

  • scott | December 22, 2008 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”306922″]I root for the Cubs now but was a big fan of the team when they had players like Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, Jerome Walton, and Damon Berryhill.

    I have NEVER liked the red bill nor do I like any cap with a contrasting brim.
    [/quote]

    Really? The Braves and A’s caps are classics and have contrasting bills. I think they look very nice.

    The Cubs’ red bill didn’t bother me nearly as much as their awful blue tops.

  • scott | December 22, 2008 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”306915″]

    Or if the Red Sox determined what they’d really been missing all these years was a hat with the hanging socks lo–

    [/quote]

    I was recently looking at a 2001 or 2002 Red Sox program in which there was an advertisement for fans to receive a cap with hanging socks on it if they signed up to get a credit card. Interesting that a few years later, that same cap will be worn on the field.

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2008 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”306931″]So, without actually showing us Mets fans…is that the patch they will have???????[/quote]

    i think if you read between the lines, you may have your answer

  • Mike | December 22, 2008 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”306946″][quote comment=”306931″]So, without actually showing us Mets fans…is that the patch they will have???????[/quote]

    i think if you read between the lines, you may have your answer[/quote]
    That is absolute crap…but isn’t that a violation of some sort? I mean having a corporate sponsor’s log placed ON the uniform???

  • Mike | December 22, 2008 at 2:42 pm |

    **logo**

  • Jim Walaitis | December 22, 2008 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”306946″][quote comment=”306931″]So, without actually showing us Mets fans…is that the patch they will have???????[/quote]

    i think if you read between the lines, you may have your answer[/quote]

    I don’t think the logo’s that bad. On a totally related note, anyone else feel like pizza?

    http://mobilitysite....

  • Mike | December 22, 2008 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”306949″][quote comment=”306946″][quote comment=”306931″]So, without actually showing us Mets fans…is that the patch they will have???????[/quote]

    i think if you read between the lines, you may have your answer[/quote]

    I don’t think the logo’s that bad. On a totally related note, anyone else feel like pizza?

    http://mobilitysite....
    It really is like that, isn’t it??

    But it’s not the logo so much, though truth be told I’m not crazy about it, it’s that if that particular logo is *ACTUALLY* the patch put on their unis.

    They could make something so damn nice looking with the rotunda as the main focus…but instead we’re treated to that??

  • Mark M | December 22, 2008 at 2:49 pm |

    First, thanks to Paul for linking to a women’s soccer logo critique from his otherwise reputable web site.

    When I heard of Chicago Red Stars I immediately thought of Red Star Belgrade. Obviously red stars featured prominently in much team iconography behind the Iron Curtain, but that is the one I thought of instantly.

    Anyway, I think that it is one of the better options. I am just glad that the Washington Freedom got rid of the headless yet pony-tailed star.

  • Ricko | December 22, 2008 at 2:51 pm |

    Just an observation, but I nominate The Union Hall as the “establishment” I most wish were a few blocks from my place.

    (Other than a ballpark, of course).

    —Ricko

  • Paul | December 22, 2008 at 3:00 pm |

    Gonzaga and UConn played in KeyArena on Saturday on what appeared to be the Sonics old court but with only “Seattle” showing on the baseline and a large yellow mat covering up “Sonics.”

  • Jim Walaitis | December 22, 2008 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”306950″][quote comment=”306949″][quote comment=”306946″][quote comment=”306931″]So, without actually showing us Mets fans…is that the patch they will have???????[/quote]

    i think if you read between the lines, you may have your answer[/quote]

    I don’t think the logo’s that bad. On a totally related note, anyone else feel like pizza?

    http://mobilitysite....
    It really is like that, isn’t it??

    But it’s not the logo so much, though truth be told I’m not crazy about it, it’s that if that particular logo is *ACTUALLY* the patch put on their unis.

    They could make something so damn nice looking with the rotunda as the main focus…but instead we’re treated to that??[/quote]

    I also think you’re crossing into very dangerous territory when you are incorporating a non-MLB corporate logo onto a baseball uniform. Yeah, they’re paying for naming rights, I don’t like use of the name, but I understand the use (though I’m sure glad Wrigley Field will never be named for a corporation :)). But this is unacceptable on a professional baseball uniform:

    http://www.nydailyne...

  • JTH | December 22, 2008 at 3:06 pm |

    I wonder if this Cubs fan is going to miss the red brims.

    (If you’re wondering who John Murray is, look for ‘Most pathetic “TM” symbol ever?’ in the ticker from October 2’s post.)

  • Adam | December 22, 2008 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”306934″]Looking at that shot of the Bengals’ bench in the cold, there’s a lot of variation in the helmet stripes – is this because of the different types of helmet and their shapes (such as the Revolution)?
    All three of the helmets in that picture seem to have slight variations in the stripes, and they all look a little odd with the larger spaced gap in the middle. Sorry if this has been covered before :)[/quote]

    Dan,
    To give a quick reply, yes it is because of the different helmet models. (I actually asked the same question when Paul did his ESPN Chat thing a while back).

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2008 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”306955″]I also think you’re crossing into very dangerous territory when you are incorporating a non-MLB corporate logo onto a baseball uniform. Yeah, they’re paying for naming rights, I don’t like use of the name, but I understand the use (though I’m sure glad Wrigley Field will never be named for a corporation :)). But this is unacceptable on a professional baseball uniform:

    http://www.nydailyne...

    jim

    i think you need to look a little more closely at the logo portrayed on the player on the mlb09

  • Jim Walaitis | December 22, 2008 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”306958″][quote comment=”306955″]I also think you’re crossing into very dangerous territory when you are incorporating a non-MLB corporate logo onto a baseball uniform. Yeah, they’re paying for naming rights, I don’t like use of the name, but I understand the use (though I’m sure glad Wrigley Field will never be named for a corporation :)). But this is unacceptable on a professional baseball uniform:

    http://www.nydailyne...

    jim

    i think you need to look a little more closely at the logo portrayed on the player on the mlb09[/quote]

    I’m guessing you mean what looks like possible two lines of text? I’ll guess:

    For all your banking needs –
    visit http://www.xyzgroup....

  • Duck | December 22, 2008 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”306958″][quote comment=”306955″]I also think you’re crossing into very dangerous territory when you are incorporating a non-MLB corporate logo onto a baseball uniform. Yeah, they’re paying for naming rights, I don’t like use of the name, but I understand the use (though I’m sure glad Wrigley Field will never be named for a corporation :)). But this is unacceptable on a professional baseball uniform:

    http://www.nydailyne...

    jim

    i think you need to look a little more closely at the logo portrayed on the player on the mlb09[/quote]

    It’s a schooner!

  • MPowers1634 | December 22, 2008 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”306944″][quote comment=”306922″]I root for the Cubs now but was a big fan of the team when they had players like Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, Jerome Walton, and Damon Berryhill.

    I have NEVER liked the red bill nor do I like any cap with a contrasting brim.
    [/quote]

    Really? The Braves and A’s caps are classics and have contrasting bills. I think they look very nice.

    The Cubs’ red bill didn’t bother me nearly as much as their awful blue tops.[/quote]

    You just mentioned two examples of caps that I detest because of their contrasting brims.

    I am in the minority, but I prefer the solid green Athletics cap with the yellow embroidery.

    As for the Braves, none of their caps have ever done it for me, but as a High Schooler, I can remember playing against a Connie Mack league opponent whose unis were exact replicas of the Braves roadies and thinking to myself, “Who, those are Smooth!”.

  • Mike | December 22, 2008 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”306958″][quote comment=”306955″]I also think you’re crossing into very dangerous territory when you are incorporating a non-MLB corporate logo onto a baseball uniform. Yeah, they’re paying for naming rights, I don’t like use of the name, but I understand the use (though I’m sure glad Wrigley Field will never be named for a corporation :)). But this is unacceptable on a professional baseball uniform:

    http://www.nydailyne...

    jim

    i think you need to look a little more closely at the logo portrayed on the player on the mlb09[/quote]
    You are right…I can see what you’re getting at now. Man, after having a pretty classy farewell patch they are going to do that?? OH. MY. FUCKING. GOD.

    That is absolutely, positively the worst, WORST, non-advertising patch I think I have ever seen put on a baseball uniform.

    Two things, one of which gives me hope that it actually is not the patch:

    1) I know a lot of times these screenshots that are released are so far in pre-production they don’t jive with what comes out. Case in point, some of last year’s shots for MLB 08: The Show had uni nos. on the front for the Yankees.

    2) LI Phil-do you know what the patch looks like? Obviously you cannot show us, but is Paul the only one?

  • JTH | December 22, 2008 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”306961″]

    It’s a schooner![/quote]
    Ha ha ha, you dumb bastard! It’s not a schooner. It’s a Sailboat!

  • Chris Foley | December 22, 2008 at 3:48 pm |

    Off subject but kinda neat. if you like obama and logos http://static.nfl.co...

  • MPowers1634 | December 22, 2008 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”306941″]Berrian’s purple Nikes from a week ago vs. Cardinals.
    Although the shoes from yesterday appeared to be purple right up to, and including, the lace eyelets.

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

    Ricko,

    Those are Nike Vapor Jet PE’s.

    Berrian has been wearing them all season as well as Peterson with his Super Speed D PE’s.

    The NFL cleat rule states that the laces must match the tongue of the shoe.

    Last year Mike Strahan had Nikes made with a red tongue just so that he could coordinate his laces.

    http://artfiles.art....

    Clinton Portis is also guilty of this:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    Among other Uni hijinks:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

  • tosaman | December 22, 2008 at 3:53 pm |

    Color nazis are up to their annual schtick:

    http://www.pantone.c...

    I don’t see many jerseys coming out in this color next year.

    My apologies if this has already been discuessed.

  • tosaman | December 22, 2008 at 3:54 pm |

    check that — “discussed”, not “discuessed”

  • Brian Weingartz | December 22, 2008 at 3:59 pm |

    Confrerence USA officials use red bean bags and have done so for the past couple of years.

  • Paul | December 22, 2008 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”306954″]Gonzaga and UConn played in KeyArena on Saturday on what appeared to be the Sonics old court but with only “Seattle” showing on the baseline and a large yellow mat covering up “Sonics.”[/quote]

    Pic

  • Ricko | December 22, 2008 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”306966″][quote comment=”306941″]Berrian’s purple Nikes from a week ago vs. Cardinals.
    Although the shoes from yesterday appeared to be purple right up to, and including, the lace eyelets.

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

    Ricko,

    Those are Nike Vapor Jet PE’s.

    Berrian has been wearing them all season as well as Peterson with his Super Speed D PE’s.

    The NFL cleat rule states that the laces must match the tongue of the shoe.

    Last year Mike Strahan had Nikes made with a red tongue just so that he could coordinate his laces.

    http://artfiles.art....

    Clinton Portis is also guilty of this:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    Among other Uni hijinks:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    Knew that about Berrian. But the ones yesterday (and it might simply have been a “Dome lighting” thing) looked to be all purple…or almost all purple. And then, of course, he got dinged up and didn’t play much after that, so I never did get another, better, look at them.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2008 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote]LI Phil-do you know what the patch looks like? Obviously you cannot show us, but is Paul the only one?[/quote]

    lets just say that the answer to one of those questions is “yes”

  • Jim Walaitis | December 22, 2008 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”306970″][quote comment=”306954″]Gonzaga and UConn played in KeyArena on Saturday on what appeared to be the Sonics old court but with only “Seattle” showing on the baseline and a large yellow mat covering up “Sonics.”[/quote]

    Pic[/quote]

    Either paint the floor, or save money and leave it alone. “Blanking” the Sonic name draws more attention to it than if nothing was done at all (though no doubt there are many Seattle-ites that already think “[Blank] the Sonics!”).

  • War Damn Eagle | December 22, 2008 at 4:07 pm |

    I love that the Yanks just put some random dude’s shoes in CC’s locker for the photo shoot. Sabathia wears Nike:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    But the shoes in the locker include at least one pair of Mizunos (black cleats on right):

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Trust me, they’re Mizunos

  • War Damn Eagle | December 22, 2008 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”306974″]I love that the Yanks just put some random dude’s shoes in CC’s locker for the photo shoot. Sabathia wears Nike:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    But the shoes in the locker include at least one pair of Mizunos (black cleats on right):

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Trust me, they’re Mizunos[/quote]

    An even better shot:

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • James Craven | December 22, 2008 at 4:13 pm |

    Actually, that wasn’t the Sonics’ old court.

    The court in question for the UConn-Zags game was the Seattle Storm’s court. They just covered up the team logos and name.

  • MPowers1634 | December 22, 2008 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”306974″]I love that the Yanks just put some random dude’s shoes in CC’s locker for the photo shoot. Sabathia wears Nike:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    But the shoes in the locker include at least one pair of Mizunos (black cleats on right):

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Trust me, they’re Mizunos[/quote]

    Close…Last season, he was signed by Jordan Brand.

    http://sneakernews.c...

    Jordan V Fusions:

    http://sneakernews.c...

    http://sneakernews.c...

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2008 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”306975″][quote comment=”306974″]I love that the Yanks just put some random dude’s shoes in CC’s locker for the photo shoot. Sabathia wears Nike:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    But the shoes in the locker include at least one pair of Mizunos (black cleats on right):

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Trust me, they’re Mizunos[/quote]

    An even better shot:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    jon…both of those links (at least to me) say “page expired”…can you possibly flickr them?

  • MPowers1634 | December 22, 2008 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”306971″][quote comment=”306966″][quote comment=”306941″]Berrian’s purple Nikes from a week ago vs. Cardinals.
    Although the shoes from yesterday appeared to be purple right up to, and including, the lace eyelets.

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

    Ricko,

    Those are Nike Vapor Jet PE’s.

    Berrian has been wearing them all season as well as Peterson with his Super Speed D PE’s.

    The NFL cleat rule states that the laces must match the tongue of the shoe.

    Last year Mike Strahan had Nikes made with a red tongue just so that he could coordinate his laces.

    http://artfiles.art....

    Clinton Portis is also guilty of this:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    Among other Uni hijinks:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    Knew that about Berrian. But the ones yesterday (and it might simply have been a “Dome lighting” thing) looked to be all purple…or almost all purple. And then, of course, he got dinged up and didn’t play much after that, so I never did get another, better, look at them.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Ricko,

    I’ll check on it for ya later, when I’m home…

  • War Damn Eagle | December 22, 2008 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”306977″][quote comment=”306974″]I love that the Yanks just put some random dude’s shoes in CC’s locker for the photo shoot. Sabathia wears Nike:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    But the shoes in the locker include at least one pair of Mizunos (black cleats on right):

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Trust me, they’re Mizunos[/quote]

    Close…Last season, he was signed by Jordan Brand.

    http://sneakernews.c...

    Jordan V Fusions:

    http://sneakernews.c...

    http://sneakernews.c...

    Whatever. He wears shoes with a swoosh. The shoes in his locker – no swoosh.

  • War Damn Eagle | December 22, 2008 at 4:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”306978″][quote comment=”306975″][quote comment=”306974″]I love that the Yanks just put some random dude’s shoes in CC’s locker for the photo shoot. Sabathia wears Nike:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    But the shoes in the locker include at least one pair of Mizunos (black cleats on right):

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Trust me, they’re Mizunos[/quote]

    An even better shot:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    jon…both of those links (at least to me) say “page expired”…can you possibly flickr them?[/quote]

    my bad:

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

  • Peanbo | December 22, 2008 at 4:24 pm |

    Concerning the Southern Miss-Troy game, is not Britt Barefoot one of the all time best names for a kicker? If he doesn’t get a look from the NFL then something is seriously wrong with the world.

  • Ricko | December 22, 2008 at 4:25 pm |

    re: this photo (first “sneakernews”)…

    http://sneakernews.c

    Whoa, they pretty much used up all the doubleknit north of Chicago, didn’t they.

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2008 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”306982″]my bad:

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

    hate to keep doing this to ya, but those are marked “private” (sorry :( )

  • Mike | December 22, 2008 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”306972″][quote]LI Phil-do you know what the patch looks like? Obviously you cannot show us, but is Paul the only one?[/quote]

    lets just say that the answer to one of those questions is “yes”[/quote]
    I am seriously f*cking crushed.

    I was really looking forward to seeing what they’d put on their sleeves. I know that it may not mean a lot to them, especially considering some of the gimmicks they’ve pulled out for us Mets fans before, but the backlash, in respect to what we’re talking about, is going to be very, very negative.

  • War Damn Eagle | December 22, 2008 at 4:26 pm |

    And here’s that pic of Sabathia with the Brewers wearing shoes from the “Nike family.”

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

  • War Damn Eagle | December 22, 2008 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”306985″][quote comment=”306982″]my bad:

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

    hate to keep doing this to ya, but those are marked “private” (sorry :( )[/quote]

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

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2008 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”306988″][quote comment=”306985″][quote comment=”306982″]my bad:

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

    hate to keep doing this to ya, but those are marked “private” (sorry :( )[/quote]

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

    thanks!

  • jon | December 22, 2008 at 4:49 pm |

    re mets patch:
    it looks like that patch might say “inagural season” in the blue and im guessing 2009 in the orange. i know people dont like the citi field logo to begin with (being that i dont care a bit about the mets, i dont care a bit about the logo haha), but if that is the case i would find it pretty clever. take the basis of the logo of the field and turn it into an inagural season patch. pretty cool imo. sure they coulda done better, but at least the sleeve doesnt just have a citi (not citi field, just citi) logo on it.

  • JTH | December 22, 2008 at 4:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”306984″]
    Whoa, they pretty much used up all the doubleknit north of Chicago, didn’t they.[/quote]
    Yeah, you could probably rig a schooner using the material from Sabathia & Fielder’s unis.

  • Like the River | December 22, 2008 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”306940″][quote comment=”306936″][quote comment=”306935″][quote comment=”306932″]Noone is even mentioned the hideousness that was the Liverpool FC Kit from yesterdays game at Arsenal?

    It was painful to be a Reds fan yesterday.[/quote]
    It’s not that bad of a look, really. Switch out the red socks for gray, and it’s pretty solid. Is there a story there? Did their home and away gear get mixed up or something?[/quote]

    I’ve not been able to find any such story… but it looks like it.[/quote]

    If by “kit”, you’re referring to the horrendous comb-over mullet being worn by the guy in the middle, I agree. He needs to have his head shaved, then given laser hair removal to ensure that never happens again.[/quote]

    No that is Liverpool’s away kit they have had all year, they use a different kit sometimes for when they are away in UEFA cup matches though, it is green. I love the new away kits though, if you look at them close it makes a nice checker effect with the different shades of gray. change the socks though to gray and it would be better. I just got my customized Liverpool jersey in the mail on saturday it looks so amazing with the patches and everything!!

  • LarenR | December 22, 2008 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”306986″][quote comment=”306972″][quote]LI Phil-do you know what the patch looks like? Obviously you cannot show us, but is Paul the only one?[/quote]

    lets just say that the answer to one of those questions is “yes”[/quote]
    I am seriously f*cking crushed.

    I was really looking forward to seeing what they’d put on their sleeves. I know that it may not mean a lot to them, especially considering some of the gimmicks they’ve pulled out for us Mets fans before, but the backlash, in respect to what we’re talking about, is going to be very, very negative.[/quote]

    I live out west, so maybe I just don’t get it, but what is the travesty here? Yes, the patch is lame and they could have done sooo much more, but the logo is for Citi Field, not the Citi Group. And the I think patch has no actual mention of the Citi name, just “Inaugural Season” in the blue box and “2009” in the orange (didn’t someone mention that in the comments recently? maybe over the weekend?). So where is the “corporate advertising” that people are freaking out about? What am I missing here?

  • Mark K | December 22, 2008 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”306967″]Color nazis are up to their annual schtick:

    http://www.pantone.c...

    I don’t see many jerseys coming out in this color next year.

    My apologies if this has already been discuessed.[/quote]
    looks a lot like the yellow the Sabres switched to when they came out with the banana slug look.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | December 22, 2008 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”306988″][quote comment=”306985″][quote comment=”306982″]my bad:

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

    hate to keep doing this to ya, but those are marked “private” (sorry :( )[/quote]

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

    Why on earth would they put old worn shoes in his locker for a photo shoot? Are you sure he doesn’t use those for some kind of “private” batting practice or running or something???

  • Ben | December 22, 2008 at 5:10 pm |

    ESPN Page 2 has a logo I have never seen on one of their Christmas cards. Mouse over the bottom right on this one and check out the OKC Thunder in the middle.

    Seems odd that the WWL would use the wrong one. Is this a concept? Whatever it is, it’s a hundred times better than the real one.

  • Ben | December 22, 2008 at 5:11 pm |

    Sorry. Link is:

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

  • War Damn Eagle | December 22, 2008 at 5:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”306996″][quote comment=”306988″][quote comment=”306985″][quote comment=”306982″]my bad:

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

    hate to keep doing this to ya, but those are marked “private” (sorry :( )[/quote]

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

    Why on earth would they put old worn shoes in his locker for a photo shoot? Are you sure he doesn’t use those for some kind of “private” batting practice or running or something???[/quote]

    No way are those his shoes. They don’t even look nearly big enough.

  • Jim Walaitis | December 22, 2008 at 5:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”306998″]Sorry. Link is:

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

    Good question. But I think it’s a heck of a lot better than what they are using now! (It’s kind of like saying I’d rather see the White Sox win the World Series than the Cardinals … neither is good … one’s just more tolerable).

  • JTH | December 22, 2008 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”307000″][quote comment=”306998″]Sorry. Link is:

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

    Good question. But I think it’s a heck of a lot better than what they are using now! (It’s kind of like saying I’d rather see the White Sox win the World Series than the Cardinals … neither is good … one’s just more tolerable).[/quote]
    And hey, you got the ’05-’06 bonus plan.

    What’s up with Favre’s sleeves in this one?

  • Ricko | December 22, 2008 at 5:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”307001″][quote comment=”307000″][quote comment=”306998″]Sorry. Link is:

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

    Good question. But I think it’s a heck of a lot better than what they are using now! (It’s kind of like saying I’d rather see the White Sox win the World Series than the Cardinals … neither is good … one’s just more tolerable).[/quote]
    And hey, you got the ’05-’06 bonus plan.

    What’s up with Favre’s sleeves in this one?[/quote]

    You mean that apparently only one of them has stripes?
    Also, is Sabbathia wearing pants? Hard to tell for sure.

  • Kerry P | December 22, 2008 at 5:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”307000″][quote comment=”306998″]Sorry. Link is:

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

    Good question. But I think it’s a heck of a lot better than what they are using now! (It’s kind of like saying I’d rather see the White Sox win the World Series than the Cardinals … neither is good … one’s just more tolerable).[/quote]
    I remember someone posting that logo (as well as the rest of a matching set) on the Chris Creamer boards when they announced that the team was moving to OKC.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | December 22, 2008 at 6:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”306994″][quote comment=”306986″][quote comment=”306972″][quote]LI Phil-do you know what the patch looks like? Obviously you cannot show us, but is Paul the only one?[/quote]

    lets just say that the answer to one of those questions is “yes”[/quote]
    I am seriously f*cking crushed.

    I was really looking forward to seeing what they’d put on their sleeves. I know that it may not mean a lot to them, especially considering some of the gimmicks they’ve pulled out for us Mets fans before, but the backlash, in respect to what we’re talking about, is going to be very, very negative.[/quote]

    I live out west, so maybe I just don’t get it, but what is the travesty here? Yes, the patch is lame and they could have done sooo much more, but the logo is for Citi Field, not the Citi Group. And the I think patch has no actual mention of the Citi name, just “Inaugural Season” in the blue box and “2009” in the orange (didn’t someone mention that in the comments recently? maybe over the weekend?). So where is the “corporate advertising” that people are freaking out about? What am I missing here?[/quote]

    I almost think it is worse that it isn’t blatant! Like they are trying to sneak something by you subliminally (or get around the obvious no corp logos on unis)… unlike Reebok’s completely public douchebagness! But just like the Pepsi thing, it will generate enough discussion that it will be completely obvious to the whole world that it is supposed to look like a citi logo.

    Why can’t it just be a cool logo with neat stadium attributes?

  • Johnny F. | December 22, 2008 at 6:28 pm |

    Authentic, “same as game used” jersey on ebay…of last night’s MVP…

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2008 at 6:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”307005″]Authentic, “same as game used” jersey on ebay…of last night’s MVP…

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50[/quote]

    i could be wrong, but doesn’t he wear real sleeves?

    perhaps this seller isn’t on the up and up

  • Mike | December 22, 2008 at 8:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”307004″][quote comment=”306994″][quote comment=”306986″][quote comment=”306972″][quote]LI Phil-do you know what the patch looks like? Obviously you cannot show us, but is Paul the only one?[/quote]

    lets just say that the answer to one of those questions is “yes”[/quote]
    I am seriously f*cking crushed.

    I was really looking forward to seeing what they’d put on their sleeves. I know that it may not mean a lot to them, especially considering some of the gimmicks they’ve pulled out for us Mets fans before, but the backlash, in respect to what we’re talking about, is going to be very, very negative.[/quote]

    I live out west, so maybe I just don’t get it, but what is the travesty here? Yes, the patch is lame and they could have done sooo much more, but the logo is for Citi Field, not the Citi Group. And the I think patch has no actual mention of the Citi name, just “Inaugural Season” in the blue box and “2009” in the orange (didn’t someone mention that in the comments recently? maybe over the weekend?). So where is the “corporate advertising” that people are freaking out about? What am I missing here?[/quote]

    I almost think it is worse that it isn’t blatant! Like they are trying to sneak something by you subliminally (or get around the obvious no corp logos on unis)… unlike Reebok’s completely public douchebagness! But just like the Pepsi thing, it will generate enough discussion that it will be completely obvious to the whole world that it is supposed to look like a citi logo.

    Why can’t it just be a cool logo with neat stadium attributes?[/quote]
    I don’t care about the corporate aspect so much…I just think the patch, if that’s what it ends up as, sucks balls.

  • MPowers1634 | December 22, 2008 at 8:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”306981″][quote comment=”306977″][quote comment=”306974″]I love that the Yanks just put some random dude’s shoes in CC’s locker for the photo shoot. Sabathia wears Nike:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    But the shoes in the locker include at least one pair of Mizunos (black cleats on right):

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Trust me, they’re Mizunos[/quote]

    Close…Last season, he was signed by Jordan Brand.

    http://sneakernews.c...

    Jordan V Fusions:

    http://sneakernews.c...

    http://sneakernews.c...

    Whatever. He wears shoes with a swoosh. The shoes in his locker – no swoosh.[/quote]

    Not unless he’s behaving like Todd Helton.

    WDE…not to be nitpicky, but this is my thing as Auburn sports is yours.

    A HUGE difference between Nike and JB. JB no longer employs a swoosh. That is one of the biggest qualms that we sneakerheads have with JB and one man in particular, Gentry Humphrey,

    But I understand what you’re saying!

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2008 at 10:25 pm |

    i looked for cc (in brewer uni) pics in this “jordan brand” of which matt speaks

    i only found him in swoosh

    he does not wear mizuno, he doesn’t wear JB (that i could find)…the shoes in his ‘locker photo op’ aren’t his

    verdict in favor of war damn eagle

  • Johnny F. | December 22, 2008 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”307006″][quote comment=”307005″]Authentic, “same as game used” jersey on ebay…of last night’s MVP…

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50[/quote]

    i could be wrong, but doesn’t he wear real sleeves?

    perhaps this seller isn’t on the up and up[/quote]

    Maybe, maybe not…. I went through, and was looking at some Feagles pics. I found some with the sleeve style like the one seen on Ebay page, and others like your link. I did notice, all of the pictures in which he was lacking real sleeves, he had on an underarmour-esque undershirt. Maybe a coincidence, maybe not.

  • Johnny F. | December 22, 2008 at 10:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”307009″]i looked for cc (in brewer uni) pics in this “jordan brand” of which matt speaks

    i only found him in swoosh

    he does not wear mizuno, he doesn’t wear JB (that i could find)…the shoes in his ‘locker photo op’ aren’t his

    verdict in favor of war damn eagle[/quote]

    …maybe, not so fast….

    http://www.myairshoe...

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2008 at 11:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”307011″][quote comment=”307009″]i looked for cc (in brewer uni) pics in this “jordan brand” of which matt speaks

    i only found him in swoosh

    he does not wear mizuno, he doesn’t wear JB (that i could find)…the shoes in his ‘locker photo op’ aren’t his

    verdict in favor of war damn eagle[/quote]

    …maybe, not so fast….

    http://www.myairshoe...

    good work johnny…i never said he didn’t have them, i only said i couldn’t find pics…but, as noted in that article you posted:

    “the one thing they share in common is the turf pair that features a Nike branded turf outsole that is often seen on Nike Football shoes”

    so, maybe the shoes don’t have a visible swoosh, but they’re still nike, not mizuno, which was jon’s original point

  • Cosmo | December 22, 2008 at 11:06 pm |

    What’s up with Al Harris’s short shorts and white legs?

  • JTH | December 22, 2008 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”307010″][quote comment=”307006″][quote comment=”307005″]Authentic, “same as game used” jersey on ebay…of last night’s MVP…

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50[/quote]

    i could be wrong, but doesn’t he wear real sleeves?

    perhaps this seller isn’t on the up and up[/quote]

    Maybe, maybe not…. I went through, and was looking at some Feagles pics. I found some with the sleeve style like the one seen on Ebay page, and others like your link. I did notice, all of the pictures in which he was lacking real sleeves, he had on an underarmour-esque undershirt. Maybe a coincidence, maybe not.[/quote]
    Could be a punter thing. Brad Maynard’s usually a wearer of real sleeves, but not tonight. No screen grab, but I’m sure he’ll be back on the field shortly, so you can see for yourself.

  • Cosmo | December 22, 2008 at 11:10 pm |

    And Woodson, too… they look like they’re wearing biker shorts.

  • Brendan | December 22, 2008 at 11:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”307003″][quote comment=”307000″][quote comment=”306998″]Sorry. Link is:

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

    Good question. But I think it’s a heck of a lot better than what they are using now! (It’s kind of like saying I’d rather see the White Sox win the World Series than the Cardinals … neither is good … one’s just more tolerable).[/quote]
    I remember someone posting that logo (as well as the rest of a matching set) on the Chris Creamer boards when they announced that the team was moving to OKC.[/quote]

    Looks like they fixed it.

  • Johnny F. | December 22, 2008 at 11:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”307012″][quote comment=”307011″][quote comment=”307009″]i looked for cc (in brewer uni) pics in this “jordan brand” of which matt speaks

    i only found him in swoosh

    he does not wear mizuno, he doesn’t wear JB (that i could find)…the shoes in his ‘locker photo op’ aren’t his

    verdict in favor of war damn eagle[/quote]

    …maybe, not so fast….

    http://www.myairshoe...

    good work johnny…i never said he didn’t have them, i only said i couldn’t find pics…but, as noted in that article you posted:

    “the one thing they share in common is the turf pair that features a Nike branded turf outsole that is often seen on Nike Football shoes”

    so, maybe the shoes don’t have a visible swoosh, but they’re still nike, not mizuno, which was jon’s original point[/quote]

    More, on CC & Brand Jordan….

    http://playerexclusi...

  • LI Phil | December 22, 2008 at 11:43 pm |
  • Johnny F. | December 22, 2008 at 11:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”307019″]nice[/quote]

    I’m glad I’m not a Bears fan. Their style of football is ridiculous.

    http://bp0.blogger.c...

  • =bg= | December 23, 2008 at 12:46 am |

    Watching that Bears mess tonight–TWO degrees at kickoff. TWO! I know lineman need to appear macho, but aren’t there safety issues with no sleeves and/or insulating garments in this type of weather? Good grief.

  • MPowers1634 | December 23, 2008 at 12:47 am |

    I’m confused!

    Did the links in posts #104 and #133 not work?

    They are from the site that Johnny F. posted a link to in post #136.

    To further the point, I was going to reference the great site of UWer Mark Mihalik, when my ally beat me to it.

    My pimp hand is WAY strong…When it comes to kicks, do NOT question me!

  • MPowers1634 | December 23, 2008 at 12:52 am |

    [quote comment=”307023″]I’m confused!

    Did the links in posts #104 and #133 not work?

    They are from the site that Johnny F. posted a link to in post #136.

    To further the point, I was going to reference the great site of UWer Mark Mihalik, when my ally beat me to it.

    My pimp hand is WAY strong…When it comes to kicks, do NOT question me![/quote]

    The ONLY saving grace is that they are a fusion of the AJ V and the Nike Air Force 1, with Nike’s “nubby” turf outsole.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 23, 2008 at 1:18 am |

    Weather in Portland is so bad that Nike’s closing for the next week.

  • JTH | December 23, 2008 at 8:04 am |

    [quote comment=”307025″]Weather in Portland is so bad that Nike’s closing for the next week.[/quote]
    It’s really unfortunate that nobody in Portland drives a 4WD Subaru or anything like that.

  • Eric Wright | December 23, 2008 at 2:35 pm |

    The bigger problem in the color on color alert is that St. Thomas Aquinas’ helmet color gold/yellow is not the same color/shade as that on the uniform. i think it’s even worse than the saints