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Catfight!

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Dave Parsons is the sports info director at Mount Vernon Nazarene University in Ohio. He checked in the other day with a tale of a classic uni-related mishap:

We had a funny incident on Tuesday night when the Cedarville University men’s basketball team arrived for a big conference game and then first-year head coach Pat Estepp realized that they hadn’t packed their uniforms.

So they ended up wearing our old blue road uniforms [creating a Cougars vs. Cougars situation] and ended up winning, 70-68, in OT. (They’re 19-1 on the season and ranked No. 5 in NAIA Division II.) Supposedly, someone was racing to the game to get the right uniforms to their team at the half, but they never arrived in time, or maybe never arrived at all.

Our crowd was a little hesitant to use our standard “Let’s go Cougars,” chant, since both teams were wearing Cougars jerseys, but they had a nice “Where’s your jersey?” chant early in the game. We also had several fans tell us to give them our women’s uniforms.

I was doing stats for the game and my spotter and I spent the whole time treating Cedarville like it was our former players who’d worn those exact uniforms.

Great story. For those who want a refresher course on such incidents, I did an ESPN column a little over a year ago on the subject of lost, stolen, and otherwise missing uniforms, and the makeshift solutions to such situations.

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Bonus January Raffle: Our friends at Historic Football Posters have invited me to raffle off a framed poster — your choice — from their vast collection. To enter, send a blank e-mail with your name in the subject line to the raffle address (not to the usual Uni Watch e-mail address, please) by next Wednesday, January 21st, at 10pm eastern. One entry per person, but anyone enrolled in the Uni Watch membership program at the time of the drawing can send four entries. I’ll announce the winner on the 22nd.

“Look at me!” Reminder: If you’ve been dying to venture out into the bitter cold to watch a pair of misfits sitting in very tall chairs while giving PowerPoint-assisted lectures on eccentric subject matter that will make your friends scratch their heads when you try to describe it to them later (so you may as well just bring them along to avoid confusion later), then tonight’s your lucky night, because my side project is performing here this evening at 8pm. Admission is free. First two Uni Watch readers to show up will get one of my extracted wisdom teeth to sit next to the hot steam pipe and thaw out.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Check out this gorgeous team portrait showing the Sonics’ original uni design (with thanks to Jeff Demerly). … The official White House photo of the new prexy shows him wearing a flag pin. … Another untucked team: Old Dominion women, early 1980s (with thanks to Jason Craft). … Two cool Hartford Whalers patches available here (credit Stan Olechowski). … Sheah McMahon reports that his kid brother Clark McMahon, who plays basketball at Ohio Wesleyan, inscribed a Ricardo Montalban memorial tribute on his sneakers for Wednesday night’s game against Wabash College. … Oh. My. God (awesome find by Ben Wideman). … Yesterday’s Ticker photo of the Oilers’ barnstorming hoops team prompted a note from sporting goods scholar Terry Proctor: “Those uniforms were made by Southland Athletic Mfg. Co. of Terrell, Texas. That was one of a series of knitted-in striping patterns that Southland came up with in the early 1970s to compete with Sand-Knit. These particular uniforms were columbia blue, with the pants striping and neck/arm trim being white with a red feather-edge on a columbia blue background. Southland still offers that pattern today — it’s used primarily for warm-up pants and baseball pants.” … Someone on the Chris Creamer boards has noticed an interesting inconsistency with the Cavs’ blue uniforms. Look at the sequence of the color stripes on the shorts piping. As you look downward, the color sequence runs gold, red, blue. I’m not talking about the first color just below the waistband or the last one just before the him — I’m simply talking about the order in which the colors appear. And it’s always gold, red, blue (additional examples here and here). The one exception: LeBron, whose color sequence is gold, blue, red. There are similar inconsistencies in the armhole striping, but that’s a more complex situation, because the stripes loop around 360 degrees. The shorts striping is simpler to assess, because it simply runs in a vertical line. … Another day, another soccer ball design (thanks, Jeremy). … Remember that Etch A Sketch artist? Here’s a new video that shows him creating an Obama portrait. He’s also offering a free Obama print on his site. … “I was watching the Cavs at Bulls [on Thursday night] and noticed Craig Sager doing a segment outdoors,” writes Eric Guthier. “He was clearly wearing an MLB logo on his coat during an NBA game.” … Reprinted from last night’s comments: In addition to the Flames’ memorial decal for Doc Seaman, the team’s coaches are wearing lapel memorials. … Also from last night: 2009/10 MLS jersey designs are shown here. … Bryan Justman has just completed his latest DIY hockey sweater — a Stan Mikita treatment. “I’m very proud of how the shoulder patches came out,” he says. “I used scraps of felt to piece these together. Black fabric paint made the ‘x’ on the tomahawks. Also, I finally figured out how to reinforce the neck, which enabled me to get eyelets in.” … What’s the deal with that black butt stripe on Baylor’s shorts? (As spotted by Matt Mitchell.) … While looking for something else, I came across this. I once owned this pin, as part of a set of nine pins devoted to the nine Super Bowl winners as of 1975. The pins were mounted on a large football-shaped cardboard display, which hung in my bedroom. Not sure what happened to it. Did anyone else have this? … Ridicule of the Mets’ sleeve patch has really gone viral over the past week, and last night it reached its logical conclusion: a segment on The Colbert Report. I think my work here is done.

 

155 comments to Catfight!

  • Glen | January 16, 2009 at 8:18 am |

    My Alma Mater sends out its Magazine and I usually just throw it out, but as i flipped through I saw an article about Ed Summers and the 1909 Tigers. There are some pics I will try to get them on here.

  • Glen | January 16, 2009 at 8:20 am |

    Here is one of the pics
    http://www.wabash.ed...

  • Glen | January 16, 2009 at 8:21 am |

    and the article

    http://www.wabash.ed...

  • PETER | January 16, 2009 at 8:27 am |

    Anyone else notice on the blue jays cap that the logo was etched in white and facing the opposite direction?

    Was that just an artists rendition or a proto type that never made it?

  • D. Thorpe | January 16, 2009 at 8:27 am |

    Here is another untucked jersey, Suzie McConnell of PennState

    http://media.knoxnew...

  • Stuby | January 16, 2009 at 8:54 am |

    Sportscenter is showing a highlight of LeBron slipping on the court and leaving about a 2-foot long black skid mark from his shoe. I’ve never seen a court shoe do that before. Since they have it on continuous loop this morning, hopefully someone will be able to get a screen grab.

  • Bob A | January 16, 2009 at 8:58 am |

    I’ve got the Baltimore Colts Super Bowl V version of that button in my collection of ‘stuff’, but I don’t remember the display. I only picked up the Colts button.

  • Ricko | January 16, 2009 at 9:13 am |

    re: Yesterday’s discussion of NFL barnstorming basketball teams. Somewhere in my files have shot of Warren McVea shooting a jumper for KC Chiefs team. I’ll try to dig it out tonight. Striping on teams’ red shorts matches striping on Chiefs red football pants.

    —Ricko

  • Stuby | January 16, 2009 at 9:13 am |

    You can watch the Sportscenter clip of LeBron’s skid mark here:

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

    It’s about two-thirds of the way in.

  • Johnny O | January 16, 2009 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”310288″]You can watch the Sportscenter clip of LeBron’s skid mark here:

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

    It’s about two-thirds of the way in.[/quote]

    I just took a screen grab from that clip…so enjoy!

    http://i147.photobuc...

  • Bret the Jet | January 16, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    Ever see an 88 year old man wear a full head-to-toe Red Pimp Suit?
    Bonus: It’s the former owner of the St Louis cardinals …

    http://homerderby.co...

  • Ricko | January 16, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”310289″][quote comment=”310288″]You can watch the Sportscenter clip of LeBron’s skid mark here:

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

    It’s about two-thirds of the way in.[/quote]

    I just took a screen grab from that clip…so enjoy!

    http://i147.photobuc...

    And that’s why so many gyms used to prohibit black-soled basketball shoes.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | January 16, 2009 at 9:24 am |

    good thing he wasn’t wearing brown-soled shoes

  • MPowers1634 | January 16, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    I did some investigating concerning the Ohio Wesleyan Ricardo Montalban shoes of Clark McMahon.

    I couldn’t figure out what type of shoes they were so I HAD to check their website.

    Their nickname is the Fighting Bishops, which tickles me to no end.

    They wear Nike Horns unis but are not made by Nike.

    http://bishops.owu.e...

    Imitation=Flattery?

    BTW McMahons, Clark is my daughter’s name.

  • Duck | January 16, 2009 at 9:26 am |

    [quote comment=”310290″]Ever see an 88 year old man wear a full head-to-toe Red Pimp Suit?[/quote]

    Only when I look in the mirror.

  • MPowers1634 | January 16, 2009 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”310291″][quote comment=”310289″][quote comment=”310288″]You can watch the Sportscenter clip of LeBron’s skid mark here:

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

    It’s about two-thirds of the way in.[/quote]

    I just took a screen grab from that clip…so enjoy!

    http://i147.photobuc...

    And that’s why so many gyms used to prohibit black-soled basketball shoes.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Interesting, he was wearing the General released version of the 6’s last night:

    http://lh5.ggpht.com...

  • Stuby | January 16, 2009 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”310295″][quote comment=”310291″][quote comment=”310289″][quote comment=”310288″]You can watch the Sportscenter clip of LeBron’s skid mark here:

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

    It’s about two-thirds of the way in.[/quote]

    I just took a screen grab from that clip…so enjoy!

    http://i147.photobuc...

    And that’s why so many gyms used to prohibit black-soled basketball shoes.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Interesting, he was wearing the General released version of the 6’s last night:

    http://lh5.ggpht.com...
    Are they equipped with a special “oil-slick” feature like the car in the old Spyhunter video game?

  • bill | January 16, 2009 at 9:42 am |

    Saw this floating around some Baltimore sports blogs. These fashion caps are a plague, but in the spirit of a Baltimore Mashup, I thought this one was rather funny. Hell, I’d even take one if I didn’t have to pay.

    Baltimore Orioles (Ravens)

    Since both teams have a bird logo, this sort of works. What other cities could pull this off? One that immediately jumps to mind is Detroit morphing a lion and a tiger to form a liger.

  • Ricko | January 16, 2009 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”310297″]Saw this floating around some Baltimore sports blogs. These fashion caps are a plague, but in the spirit of a Baltimore Mashup, I thought this one was rather funny. Hell, I’d even take one if I didn’t have to pay.

    Baltimore Orioles (Ravens)

    Since both teams have a bird logo, this sort of works. What other cities could pull this off? One that immediately jumps to mind is Detroit morphing a lion and a tiger to form a liger.[/quote]

    Viking Twins, maybe? Y’know, Eric the Red and Ole the, um…Purple.

    —Ricko

  • Mark W | January 16, 2009 at 9:55 am |

    That CBC/Blue Jays isn’t that bad – at least the bird is wearing stirrups.

  • Chillicothe Craig | January 16, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    Followed ESPN’s Reilly article on Beer Pong and found this vaguely familiar logo Couldn’t find any previous reference on Uniwatch. Even as an obvious “homage” to the MLB logo I think it could have been better. It’s hard to tell what exactly the figure is doing. I would have seperated the ball from the figure as in the MLB logo. And perhaps a cup in the lower left rather than a URL.

  • Brian Erni | January 16, 2009 at 10:07 am |

    And still the Mets think that this matter reflects and issue of individual “taste.” Ya gotta love it.

    Paul, if they ever stop being stubborn and redesign this thing, you will be a god walking among mere mortals.

  • tim | January 16, 2009 at 10:14 am |

    I’m surprised Cedarville didn’t just forfeit the game. The jerseys they wore were almost certainly “unclean” by their hyper-Baptist standards.

    For anyone unfamiliar, Cedarville makes BYU look hedonistic, and Bob Jones University look downright satanic.

  • timmy b | January 16, 2009 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”310299″]That CBC/Blue Jays isn’t that bad – at least the bird is wearing stirrups.[/quote]

    The CBC logo from that era was awesome. Didn’t they call it the “exploding pizza” logo??

  • NickTav | January 16, 2009 at 10:30 am |

    Excellent work on the Mikita sweater, Bryan. The laces and neck look pretty impressive; I’ll have to try one on my next one. And the shoulder patches are great, too. That’s the best shoulder patch in the NHL.

    Again, well done!

  • Johnny O | January 16, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    So you think it’s cold where you are? This is what my car said this morning on the way to the gym. Mind you, this temperature is WITHOUT the windchill!

    http://i147.photobuc...

    I’ll probably be off the map for a couple of days since I am headed to Buffalo, NY for the weekend. (I’ll actually be in Fredonia, but I’m flying into BUF). I will be visiting one of my best friends from college who is a Professor of Scene Design and theater at SUNY Fredonia (they are the Blue Devils).

    Enjoy the weekend everyone! And stay warm!

  • Jamie | January 16, 2009 at 10:34 am |

    I liked the Etch-a-Sketch item, but do you think he could have picked a more obnoxious song for the background music? Geez.

  • JTH | January 16, 2009 at 10:37 am |

    Looks like it’s only the shorts that are inconsistent on LBJ’s uni. If you look at the side panel, it’s gold, red, blue but the shorts are gold, blue, red.

    Perhaps the shorts piping was sewn in upside-down.

  • JTH | January 16, 2009 at 10:39 am |

    oops. Left out an important phrase in the last comment:
    [quote comment=”310307″]Looks like it’s only the shorts that are inconsistent on LBJ’s uni. If you look at the side panel of the jersey, it’s gold, red, blue but the shorts are gold, blue, red.

    Perhaps the shorts piping was sewn in upside-down.[/quote]

    fixed

  • Teebz | January 16, 2009 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”310305″]So you think it’s cold where you are? This is what my car said this morning on the way to the gym. Mind you, this temperature is WITHOUT the windchill!

    http://i147.photobuc...

    I’ll probably be off the map for a couple of days since I am headed to Buffalo, NY for the weekend. (I’ll actually be in Fredonia, but I’m flying into BUF). I will be visiting one of my best friends from college who is a Professor of Scene Design and theater at SUNY Fredonia (they are the Blue Devils).

    Enjoy the weekend everyone! And stay warm![/quote]

    I’m not one to point out how cold it was through the Canadian prairies this week. But I will anyway.

    On Wednesday night, we played a game for our outdoor hockey league. The temperature at game time was a balmy -38.2 F (-39C), and it was -59.8 F (-51C) with the wind.

    -14F is beach weather, Johnny. ;oP

    Don’t freeze, man!

  • JTH | January 16, 2009 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”310305″]So you think it’s cold where you are?[/quote]
    Yes. As a matter of fact, I do. It was -17 when I woke up this morning.

    And we’re in the middle of a construction project on our house, so there’s a whole section of the ceiling upstairs that’s just exposed rafters with no insulation. Lots of heat is escaping because of it. The house isn’t getting anywhere near the 68 degrees we’ve got the thermostats set at.

    So back to the subject of the post, I remember an old SI cover that featured an NBA team (the Spurs?) that had lost their uniforms so they were forced to wear the home team’s (Bullets?) road uniforms with the jerseys turned inside-out.

    This ring a bell with anyone?

  • pk | January 16, 2009 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”310293″]I did some investigating concerning the Ohio Wesleyan Ricardo Montalban shoes of Clark McMahon.

    I couldn’t figure out what type of shoes they were so I HAD to check their website.

    Their nickname is the Fighting Bishops, which tickles me to no end.

    They wear Nike Horns unis but are not made by Nike.

    http://bishops.owu.e...

    Imitation=Flattery?

    BTW McMahons, Clark is my daughter’s name.[/quote]

    One of the kids in the second row has Red Lettering vs black

  • pk | January 16, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    One of the kids in the second row has Red Lettering vs black[/quote]

    Also, he looks like he is wearing an older version because the kid right next to him is also wearing #40

  • Chillicothe Craig | January 16, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    My Beer Pong Logo suggestion

  • JTH | January 16, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”310312″]One of the kids in the second row has Red Lettering vs black[/quote]

    Also, he looks like he is wearing an older version because the kid right next to him is also wearing #40[/quote]
    Missing shoulder horns and a much thicker red collar stripe, too.

  • Sammy | January 16, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    Michigan’s 1989 throwbacks. If Michigan’s wearing blue, I guess Ohio State will have to wear their silver/gray unis? Or could it be blue-on-red?

  • pk | January 16, 2009 at 10:55 am |

    Here’s the latest on the next WNBA expansion

    http://coloradoan.co...

  • JTH | January 16, 2009 at 10:56 am |

    What the hell happened with the last one? It should have looked like this:
    [quote comment=”310312″]One of the kids in the second row has Red Lettering vs black

    Also, he looks like he is wearing an older version because the kid right next to him is also wearing #40[/quote]
    Missing shoulder horns and a much thicker red collar stripe, too.

  • JTH | January 16, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”310298″]Since both teams have a bird logo, this sort of works. What other cities could pull this off? One that immediately jumps to mind is Detroit morphing a lion and a tiger to form a liger.[/quote]

    Viking Twins, maybe? Y’know, Eric the Red and Ole the, um…Purple.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Cubs/Bears, Cowboys/Stars, Marlins/Dolphins, Raiders/Warriors?

    … Brewers and uh… Packers?

  • Giancarlo | January 16, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”310310″]
    So back to the subject of the post, I remember an old SI cover that featured an NBA team (the Spurs?) that had lost their uniforms so they were forced to wear the home team’s (Bullets?) road uniforms with the jerseys turned inside-out.

    This ring a bell with anyone?[/quote]

    Voila.
    http://vault.sportsi...

  • JTH | January 16, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    OK, that’s it. I officially can’t post comments when I’m under the influence of Sudafed.

  • Ricko | January 16, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”310313″]My Beer Pong Logo suggestion [/quote]

    That sure looks like Jerry West.

  • Craig | January 16, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    Anyone monitor this proposed new league? http://www.ufl2008.c...

  • JTH | January 16, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”310319″][quote comment=”310310″]
    So back to the subject of the post, I remember an old SI cover that featured an NBA team (the Spurs?) that had lost their uniforms so they were forced to wear the home team’s (Bullets?) road uniforms with the jerseys turned inside-out.

    This ring a bell with anyone?[/quote]

    Voila.
    http://vault.sportsi...
    Nice. I thought it was the whole team, but obviously not.

  • Ricko | January 16, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    Just occurred to me: Macalester College in St. Paul is the Scots.
    Their basketball team should go to SOD with an orange and royal Tartan (their colors) for the shorts. Would look like frickin’ KILT.

    —Ricko

  • Gretchen | January 16, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    What doesn’t Terry Proctor know about uniforms? I’m proud to know that I live in the same city as he does!

  • pk | January 16, 2009 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”310322″]Anyone monitor this proposed new league? http://www.ufl2008.c...

    I mentioned something about it a few weeks back when I thought it was a spring leauge, but was corrected that it is, in fact, a fall league.

    Its on wikipedia

  • MPowers1634 | January 16, 2009 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”310311″][quote comment=”310293″]I did some investigating concerning the Ohio Wesleyan Ricardo Montalban shoes of Clark McMahon.

    I couldn’t figure out what type of shoes they were so I HAD to check their website.

    Their nickname is the Fighting Bishops, which tickles me to no end.

    They wear Nike Horns unis but are not made by Nike.

    http://bishops.owu.e...

    Imitation=Flattery?

    BTW McMahons, Clark is my daughter’s name.[/quote]

    One of the kids in the second row has Red Lettering vs black[/quote]

    good catch! I thought sudafed was banned because it is a component of crystal-meth

  • Craig | January 16, 2009 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”310326″][quote comment=”310322″]Anyone monitor this proposed new league? http://www.ufl2008.c...

    I mentioned something about it a few weeks back when I thought it was a spring leauge, but was corrected that it is, in fact, a fall league.

    Its on wikipedia[/quote]

    I thought it was unique that they were taking team name submissions.

  • cheechoo | January 16, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”310305″]So you think it’s cold where you are? This is what my car said this morning on the way to the gym. Mind you, this temperature is WITHOUT the windchill!

    http://i147.photobuc...

    I’ll probably be off the map for a couple of days since I am headed to Buffalo, NY for the weekend. (I’ll actually be in Fredonia, but I’m flying into BUF). I will be visiting one of my best friends from college who is a Professor of Scene Design and theater at SUNY Fredonia (they are the Blue Devils).

    Enjoy the weekend everyone! And stay warm![/quote]
    Wow Johnny I live in Fredonia, NY. Small world! I was at SUNY Fredonia Tuesday night to check out the Blue Devil hockey team take on the US Under 18 National team, saw some Nike Swift unis up close-they were actually quite sharp in person.

  • Brendan | January 16, 2009 at 11:21 am |

    I still can’t find any good images of Nabokov’s new mask (which presumably will be only worn with the team’s alternates), but I did find this shot.

    Here’s his normal one for comparison.

  • Kek | January 16, 2009 at 11:26 am |

    Was the mystery ever solved on that Wayne Gretzky versus Philadelphia Flyers in Cooperalls and #24 wearing a mask of some sort?

    If I may throw my hat in the ring, I saw this spot the other day and I thought maybe it was a handband or bandana of some sort.

  • LI Phil | January 16, 2009 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”310330″]I still can’t find any good images of Nabokov’s new mask (which presumably will be only worn with the team’s alternates), but I did find this shot.

    Here’s his normal one for comparison.[/quote]

    here’s another pic…might be a tad easier to see

  • JTH | January 16, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”310327″] I thought sudafed was banned because it is a component of crystal-meth[/quote]
    In Illinois, you can’t buy the “real” Sudafed over the counter anymore. You have to get it from a pharmacist. There’s no prescription needed, but I think there’s some kind of limit as to how much you can buy in a set period of time.

    I had to show my driver’s license and the transaction took about 5 minutes.

  • Andy11 | January 16, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”310302″]I’m surprised Cedarville didn’t just forfeit the game. The jerseys they wore were almost certainly “unclean” by their hyper-Baptist standards.

    For anyone unfamiliar, Cedarville makes BYU look hedonistic, and Bob Jones University look downright satanic.[/quote]

    Don’t be a hater, Tim.
    And for those keeping score, Bob Jones has much stricter rules than Cedarville.

  • Lincoln | January 16, 2009 at 11:36 am |

    Nebraska also has a similar butt stripe to Baylor. It is red on the home white uniforms and black on the road reds. I assume the reason for this is they are both adidas basketball schools.

    http://www.nmnathlet...

  • Jeff | January 16, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    OK, not quite lost unis, but back in the early ’70s …

    My high school basketball team showed up for a road game at a school 5 miles from home and discovered it had all the gear necessary … except jocks. I don’t recall how it was resolved that night, but our coach was steaming. Thereafter, the players were responsible for checking the contents of their gear bags before leaving for road games.

  • Mike | January 16, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”310322″]Anyone monitor this proposed new league? http://www.ufl2008.c...

    I think PacMan Jones is…..

  • Duck | January 16, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    “Your athletic prowess is no match for shininess of my uniform!”

    http://scores.espn.g...

    Btw, my thermometer read -22 this morning, but that was at 8:30 after it had warmed up a bit. My garage door keypad apparently doesn’t work at that temperature and I had to frantically search the house for the extra opener. Oh the joys of a Midwest winter and having a house with an unattached garage.

  • Terri | January 16, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”310309″][quote comment=”310305″]So you think it’s cold where you are? This is what my car said this morning on the way to the gym. Mind you, this temperature is WITHOUT the windchill!

    http://i147.photobuc...

    I’ll probably be off the map for a couple of days since I am headed to Buffalo, NY for the weekend. (I’ll actually be in Fredonia, but I’m flying into BUF). I will be visiting one of my best friends from college who is a Professor of Scene Design and theater at SUNY Fredonia (they are the Blue Devils).

    Enjoy the weekend everyone! And stay warm![/quote]

    I’m not one to point out how cold it was through the Canadian prairies this week. But I will anyway.

    On Wednesday night, we played a game for our outdoor hockey league. The temperature at game time was a balmy -38.2 F (-39C), and it was -59.8 F (-51C) with the wind.

    -14F is beach weather, Johnny. ;oP

    Don’t freeze, man![/quote]

    Move. Move immediately. You are living in my version of hell.

  • MPowers1634 | January 16, 2009 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”310338″]”Your athletic prowess is no match for shininess of my uniform!”

    http://scores.espn.g...

    Btw, my thermometer read -22 this morning, but that was at 8:30 after it had warmed up a bit. My garage door keypad apparently doesn’t work at that temperature and I had to frantically search the house for the extra opener. Oh the joys of a Midwest winter and having a house with an unattached garage.[/quote]

    I’m sorry…but why on Earth would you people CHOOSE to live in places licke that?

  • Jeff P | January 16, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”310305″]So you think it’s cold where you are? This is what my car said this morning on the way to the gym. Mind you, this temperature is WITHOUT the windchill!

    http://i147.photobuc...

    I’ll probably be off the map for a couple of days since I am headed to Buffalo, NY for the weekend. (I’ll actually be in Fredonia, but I’m flying into BUF). I will be visiting one of my best friends from college who is a Professor of Scene Design and theater at SUNY Fredonia (they are the Blue Devils).

    Enjoy the weekend everyone! And stay warm![/quote]
    So? It was -26F early yesterday morning in Potsdam according to my computer. A cozy -7 now though.

  • MPowers1634 | January 16, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”310335″]Nebraska also has a similar butt stripe to Baylor. It is red on the home white uniforms and black on the road reds. I assume the reason for this is they are both adidas basketball schools.

    http://www.nmnathlet...

    Adidas and their shananigans

  • M.Princip | January 16, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”310297″]Saw this floating around some Baltimore sports blogs. These fashion caps are a plague, but in the spirit of a Baltimore Mashup, I thought this one was rather funny. Hell, I’d even take one if I didn’t have to pay.

    Baltimore Orioles (Ravens)

    Since both teams have a bird logo, this sort of works. What other cities could pull this off? One that immediately jumps to mind is Detroit morphing a lion and a tiger to form a liger.[/quote]

    Detroit Ligers: http://www.conklincr...

  • Craig | January 16, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”310340″][quote comment=”310338″]”Your athletic prowess is no match for shininess of my uniform!”

    http://scores.espn.g...

    Btw, my thermometer read -22 this morning, but that was at 8:30 after it had warmed up a bit. My garage door keypad apparently doesn’t work at that temperature and I had to frantically search the house for the extra opener. Oh the joys of a Midwest winter and having a house with an unattached garage.[/quote]

    I’m sorry…but why on Earth would you people CHOOSE to live in places licke that?[/quote]

    Ask us again in the summer when you’re feet start sizzling at 100+ degree temps on the pavement.

  • Robert in Dallas | January 16, 2009 at 11:56 am |

    Check out the Redlegs jersey. Since the Reds never wore such a jersey, my guess is that this was worn by one of their Southern minor league teams of the ’50s.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|65%3A10|39%3A1|240%3A1318

  • Paul Barrett | January 16, 2009 at 11:57 am |

    Logo Creep on bobbleheads on my co-worker’s desk.

    http://farm4.static....

    name that brand!

  • who cares | January 16, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”310309″][quote comment=”310305″]So you think it’s cold where you are? This is what my car said this morning on the way to the gym. Mind you, this temperature is WITHOUT the windchill!

    http://i147.photobuc...

    I’ll probably be off the map for a couple of days since I am headed to Buffalo, NY for the weekend. (I’ll actually be in Fredonia, but I’m flying into BUF). I will be visiting one of my best friends from college who is a Professor of Scene Design and theater at SUNY Fredonia (they are the Blue Devils).

    Enjoy the weekend everyone! And stay warm![/quote]

    I’m not one to point out how cold it was through the Canadian prairies this week. But I will anyway.

    On Wednesday night, we played a game for our outdoor hockey league. The temperature at game time was a balmy -38.2 F (-39C), and it was -59.8 F (-51C) with the wind.

    -14F is beach weather, Johnny. ;oP

    Don’t freeze, man![/quote]

    It’s not even supposed to reach 60 F today here in Tampa. I had to break out my jeans, socks, and sweat jacket.

  • Glen | January 16, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”310344″][quote comment=”310340″][quote comment=”310338″]”Your athletic prowess is no match for shininess of my uniform!”

    http://scores.espn.g...

    Btw, my thermometer read -22 this morning, but that was at 8:30 after it had warmed up a bit. My garage door keypad apparently doesn’t work at that temperature and I had to frantically search the house for the extra opener. Oh the joys of a Midwest winter and having a house with an unattached garage.[/quote]

    I’m sorry…but why on Earth would you people CHOOSE to live in places licke that?[/quote]

    Ask us again in the summer when you’re feet start sizzling at 100+ degree temps on the pavement.[/quote]

    The bitch of it is that the Midwest gets to the “sizzling” 100+ temps in the summer. So essentially we/I are/am screwed. :(

  • Robert in Dallas | January 16, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”310342″][quote comment=”310335″]Nebraska also has a similar butt stripe to Baylor. It is red on the home white uniforms and black on the road reds. I assume the reason for this is they are both adidas basketball schools.

    http://www.nmnathlet...

    Adidas and their shananigans[/quote]

    So butt-striping is the type of branding that Adidas wants to do? As much as I disagree with this type of thing (the Nike jersey horns are an example), I can usually understand what the maker is trying to accomplish. With butt-stripes, I am lost, however.

    Someone needs to call Adidas and ask them about their corporate strategy vis-a-vis butt-stripes.

  • Duck | January 16, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”310340″][quote comment=”310338″]”Your athletic prowess is no match for shininess of my uniform!”

    http://scores.espn.g...

    Btw, my thermometer read -22 this morning, but that was at 8:30 after it had warmed up a bit. My garage door keypad apparently doesn’t work at that temperature and I had to frantically search the house for the extra opener. Oh the joys of a Midwest winter and having a house with an unattached garage.[/quote]

    I’m sorry…but why on Earth would you people CHOOSE to live in places licke that?[/quote]

    Honestly I don’t mind the cold that much, I rather be cold than hot any day, I hate sweating just for the hell of it. But most importantly, I’m deathly afraid of spiders, and you won’t find too many in an area that gets this cold in the winter. I really can’t stress how much I hate spiders, and if you don’t think I took that into account when settling down you’re crazier than I am.

  • Kate | January 16, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    Here in Calgary it was 8 degrees Celsius this monring (+46F). Nice to see everyone else getting the weather we had over Christmas. :)

    PS: The Flames owner who passed away is Daryl (Doc) Seaman, not “Seama”.

  • Duck | January 16, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”310348″][quote comment=”310344″][quote comment=”310340″][quote comment=”310338″]”Your athletic prowess is no match for shininess of my uniform!”

    http://scores.espn.g...

    Btw, my thermometer read -22 this morning, but that was at 8:30 after it had warmed up a bit. My garage door keypad apparently doesn’t work at that temperature and I had to frantically search the house for the extra opener. Oh the joys of a Midwest winter and having a house with an unattached garage.[/quote]

    I’m sorry…but why on Earth would you people CHOOSE to live in places licke that?[/quote]

    Ask us again in the summer when you’re feet start sizzling at 100+ degree temps on the pavement.[/quote]

    The bitch of it is that the Midwest gets to the “sizzling” 100+ temps in the summer. So essentially we/I are/am screwed. :([/quote]

    Word. My area is also prone to some pretty violent thunderstorms in the summer too. All fear the mighty microburst!

  • Craig | January 16, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”310348″][quote comment=”310344″][quote comment=”310340″][quote comment=”310338″]”Your athletic prowess is no match for shininess of my uniform!”

    http://scores.espn.g...

    Btw, my thermometer read -22 this morning, but that was at 8:30 after it had warmed up a bit. My garage door keypad apparently doesn’t work at that temperature and I had to frantically search the house for the extra opener. Oh the joys of a Midwest winter and having a house with an unattached garage.[/quote]

    I’m sorry…but why on Earth would you people CHOOSE to live in places licke that?[/quote]

    Ask us again in the summer when you’re feet start sizzling at 100+ degree temps on the pavement.[/quote]

    The bitch of it is that the Midwest gets to the “sizzling” 100+ temps in the summer. So essentially we/I are/am screwed. :([/quote]

    Can’t say as it’s hit 100+ for more than a day in Michigan…scratch that…maybe HELL, Michigan…muahahaha!!

  • Jonathan Sluss | January 16, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”310313″]My Beer Pong Logo suggestion [/quote]

    I call elbow rule!

  • LI Phil | January 16, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    so much for global warming

  • Eric | January 16, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    Not sure how this is all uni-related, but I find it fascinating, none the less.

    After a brief cold snap a few weeks ago, things in the greater Phoenix area are back to normal. Overnight temps at 44F last night, expected high temp today = 77F.

    Six weeks ’till pitchers and catchers report!!!

    Personally, I’ll take the 115 in PHX in July over winter snow anyday.

  • Bizzle | January 16, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”310355″]so much for global warming[/quote]

    Not Global Warming…ManBearPig

    Excelsior!

  • Teebz | January 16, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”310356″]Not sure how this is all uni-related, but I find it fascinating, none the less.[/quote]

    It’s Uni-related when you head outside at -51C and look like Randy from A Christmas Story.

    I have never worn three layers of clothes under my hockey gear before Wednesday night. And let’s just say that hockey gear doesn’t have the give I thought it did in terms of adding layers. I felt a bit of a squeeze on my shoulders all night.

  • JTH | January 16, 2009 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”310356″]Personally, I’ll take the 115 in PHX in July over winter snow anyday.[/quote]
    It takes diff’rent strokes to move the world.

    Now I’m just as guilty of furthering this discussion as anyone, but could we please move on?

    Hmmmm… how do we tie this into something uni-related? Ah-ha! So will the refs be wearing their chilly weather trousers in Glendale this weekend?

  • LI Phil | January 16, 2009 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”310358″]I felt a bit of a squeeze on my shoulders all night.[/quote]

    like this guy?

    ==============================

    on a completely unrelated note…if anyone is going to any spring training games, and is planning on bringing a camphone or camera, please send me the pics…i’d like to do a weekend post on the subject…k thx

  • MPowers1634 | January 16, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”310346″]Logo Creep on bobbleheads on my co-worker’s desk.

    http://farm4.static....

    name that brand![/quote]

    Blue Ribbon Sports. JK

  • Teebz | January 16, 2009 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”310346″]Logo Creep on bobbleheads on my co-worker’s desk.

    http://farm4.static....

    name that brand![/quote]

    I’m thinking that watch is either a Rolex or a Timex. Can you get a closer picture? LOL

  • Harmy G | January 16, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    Ok, what happened to your Ricky article?

  • Namhob | January 16, 2009 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”310346″]Logo Creep on bobbleheads on my co-worker’s desk.

    http://farm4.static....

    name that brand![/quote]
    Pepsi! Oh, wait…I don’t think you were talking about that one.

  • LI Phil | January 16, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”310363″]Ok, what happened to your Ricky article?[/quote]

    um…like rickey, i had a brain cramp–the interwebs are not my friend…it’ll appear in my regular slot on Saturday…stay tuned

  • MPowers1634 | January 16, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    Alright, more non-Nike brand horns:

    Tappan Zee HS Varsity girls, where my kids will go:

    http://jukebox.lohud...

    They are playing Spring Valley HS, my alma mater, and their Lady Tigers in faux Lakers/Pistons templates:

    http://jukebox.lohud...

  • Patrick | January 16, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”310348″][quote comment=”310344″][quote comment=”310340″][quote comment=”310338″]”Your athletic prowess is no match for shininess of my uniform!”

    http://scores.espn.g...

    Btw, my thermometer read -22 this morning, but that was at 8:30 after it had warmed up a bit. My garage door keypad apparently doesn’t work at that temperature and I had to frantically search the house for the extra opener. Oh the joys of a Midwest winter and having a house with an unattached garage.[/quote]

    I’m sorry…but why on Earth would you people CHOOSE to live in places licke that?[/quote]

    Ask us again in the summer when you’re feet start sizzling at 100+ degree temps on the pavement.[/quote]

    The bitch of it is that the Midwest gets to the “sizzling” 100+ temps in the summer. So essentially we/I are/am screwed. :([/quote]

    Yep, it’s called “continentality”. You’re going to get the extremes in summer and winter. My suggestion would be to move to San Diego.

  • Patrick | January 16, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    …San Diego, where the Padres really should consider a complete uniform overhaul immediately.

    There, now it’s uni-related.

  • Glen | January 16, 2009 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”310358″][quote comment=”310356″]Not sure how this is all uni-related, but I find it fascinating, none the less.[/quote]

    It’s Uni-related when you head outside at -51C and look like Randy from A Christmas Story.

    I have never worn three layers of clothes under my hockey gear before Wednesday night. And let’s just say that hockey gear doesn’t have the give I thought it did in terms of adding layers. I felt a bit of a squeeze on my shoulders all night.[/quote]

    http://www.foxnews.c...

  • Pedro | January 16, 2009 at 12:54 pm |

    USC wore their gold SOD’s last night for the first time.

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

  • RedWing in Colorado | January 16, 2009 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”310370″]USC wore their gold SOD’s last night for the first time.

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

    Yuck,

    Ketchup and Mustard belong on a hotdog, not a basketball uniform.

    (and yes I’m a communist and put ketchup on my hotdog)

  • Duck | January 16, 2009 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”310371″][quote comment=”310370″]USC wore their gold SOD’s last night for the first time.

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

    Yuck,

    Ketchup and Mustard belong on a hotdog, not a basketball uniform.

    (and yes I’m a communist and put ketchup on my hotdog)[/quote]

    I actually think they’d be pretty damn nice if it weren’t for that stupid shoulder patch/stripe/whatever. And my hotdogs get mustard and celery salt, we paid for them and we’ll put whatever the hell we wnat on them.

  • Pedro | January 16, 2009 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”310372″][quote comment=”310371″][quote comment=”310370″]USC wore their gold SOD’s last night for the first time.

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

    Yuck,

    Ketchup and Mustard belong on a hotdog, not a basketball uniform.

    (and yes I’m a communist and put ketchup on my hotdog)[/quote]

    I actually think they’d be pretty damn nice if it weren’t for that stupid shoulder patch/stripe/whatever. And my hotdogs get mustard and celery salt, we paid for them and we’ll put whatever the hell we wnat on them.[/quote]

    Yeah man!! It’s all about the ketchup my hot dogs too.

  • MPowers1634 | January 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”310370″]USC wore their gold SOD’s last night for the first time.

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

    I think that they look outstanding. Especially next to those awful ASU kits.

    They are clean, well-fitted and smart!

  • Kek | January 16, 2009 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”310373″][quote comment=”310372″][quote comment=”310371″][quote comment=”310370″]USC wore their gold SOD’s last night for the first time.

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

    Yuck,

    Ketchup and Mustard belong on a hotdog, not a basketball uniform.

    (and yes I’m a communist and put ketchup on my hotdog)[/quote]

    I actually think they’d be pretty damn nice if it weren’t for that stupid shoulder patch/stripe/whatever. And my hotdogs get mustard and celery salt, we paid for them and we’ll put whatever the hell we wnat on them.[/quote]

    Yeah man!! It’s all about the ketchup my hot dogs too.[/quote]
    Feel free to put WHATEVER the hell you want on a hot dog…just make sure it’s an all beef frank. I can’t get down with the bologna dogs. I prefer Hebrew National, but Nathan’s and Ball Park are fine too.

  • Bizzle | January 16, 2009 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”310372″][quote comment=”310371″][quote comment=”310370″]USC wore their gold SOD’s last night for the first time.

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

    Yuck,

    Ketchup and Mustard belong on a hotdog, not a basketball uniform.

    (and yes I’m a communist and put ketchup on my hotdog)[/quote]

    I actually think they’d be pretty damn nice if it weren’t for that stupid shoulder patch/stripe/whatever. And my hotdogs get mustard and celery salt, we paid for them and we’ll put whatever the hell we wnat on them.[/quote]

    Now they just need to make a football jersey like this with white pants….that would be frickin sweet.

  • mtjaws | January 16, 2009 at 1:39 pm |

    That Etch-a-Sketch guy is quietly raising his shipping rates a dollar each week on those “free” prints.

    They are beautiful though and I’d love to see classic stadiums drawn that way.

  • Joel Hooper | January 16, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    Could someone please help me with this…
    What were the award decals given to the Arizona Wildcats football team in the 80’s and 90’s. I always thought they were paws until they were on ESPNclassic a few weeks ago, now I don’t think so.
    Sorry if this is in the wrong comment section. I’m new to the site.

    Joel

  • Bryan | January 16, 2009 at 1:44 pm |

    The photos I sent Paul didn’t really highlight the color – here are the touched up versions:
    shoulder patch

    and here.

  • LI Phil | January 16, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”310378″]Could someone please help me with this…
    What were the award decals given to the Arizona Wildcats football team in the 80’s and 90’s. I always thought they were paws until they were on ESPNclassic a few weeks ago, now I don’t think so.
    Sorry if this is in the wrong comment section. I’m new to the site.

    Joel[/quote]

    welcome joel…

    you realize you’re interrupting the weather and hot dog discussion with this silly uniform comment ;)

    …but seriously, the wildcats wore “wildcat paw” stickers according to a couple of sources, am trying to find a decent pic to confirm

  • Joel Hooper | January 16, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    Li Phil,
    Thanks, that would be awesome…

  • Eric | January 16, 2009 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”310359″][quote comment=”310356″]Personally, I’ll take the 115 in PHX in July over winter snow anyday.[/quote]
    It takes diff’rent strokes to move the world.

    Now I’m just as guilty of furthering this discussion as anyone, but could we please move on?

    Hmmmm… how do we tie this into something uni-related? Ah-ha! So will the refs be wearing their chilly weather trousers in Glendale this weekend?[/quote]

    The black slacks would look hilarious on Sunday.

    More to the point, for me, is will the roof be open or not? Apparently, Kurt Warner has expressed a preference for the roof closed, and it was closed on a beutiful, sunny day two weeks ago against the Falcons. Stuff like this pisses me off, and here in Phoenix, we have to deal with it for both our stadiums. Curt Schilling was the worst, always wanting the BOB roof closed, no matter what. They spent so much of my (Maricopa County resident) extra money on the roll out field in Glendale, why pay extra for a slightly larger than TX Stadium sunroof if you won’t open it on a 72 degree sunny day?????? Just roll the field in on gamedays and call it a dome.

    For me it’s as bad as when pitchers choose the teams (worst) uniform based on their personal preference, Like Zambrano and the Blue Cubs softball Alts, or also here in PHX, Randy Johnson always chose the vest back in the purple days . . .

  • StevenS | January 16, 2009 at 2:10 pm |

    I thought it was interesting on that MLS jersey link, they claim these are the “2009/10” kits for various teams. However, the MLS season occurs in one calendar year (like the MLB) from sometime in March through October. It would seem more appropriate to call them the “2009” MLS kits, since Adidas will undoubtedly have new kits for 2010 also. The European seasons stretch over the calendar boundary from August to April (give or take) but ours doesn’t. THAT must be why soccer hasn’t caught on here…

  • MPowers1634 | January 16, 2009 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”310380″][quote comment=”310378″]Could someone please help me with this…
    What were the award decals given to the Arizona Wildcats football team in the 80’s and 90’s. I always thought they were paws until they were on ESPNclassic a few weeks ago, now I don’t think so.
    Sorry if this is in the wrong comment section. I’m new to the site.

    Joel[/quote]

    welcome joel…

    you realize you’re interrupting the weather and hot dog discussion with this silly uniform comment ;)

    …but seriously, the wildcats wore “wildcat paw” stickers according to a couple of sources, am trying to find a decent pic to confirm[/quote]

    I am usually the biggest perpetrator of Off-Topic digression, but today has been BAD!

    So bad that if I posted a pic of my favorite Southern Cal uniforms, I’m sure that noone would even notice:

    http://www.trojanwir...

    No wait, someone would…they have red and a form of yellow in their unis!

  • MPowers1634 | January 16, 2009 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”310384″][quote comment=”310380″][quote comment=”310378″]Could someone please help me with this…
    What were the award decals given to the Arizona Wildcats football team in the 80’s and 90’s. I always thought they were paws until they were on ESPNclassic a few weeks ago, now I don’t think so.
    Sorry if this is in the wrong comment section. I’m new to the site.

    Joel[/quote]

    welcome joel…

    you realize you’re interrupting the weather and hot dog discussion with this silly uniform comment ;)

    …but seriously, the wildcats wore “wildcat paw” stickers according to a couple of sources, am trying to find a decent pic to confirm[/quote]

    I am usually the biggest perpetrator of Off-Topic digression, but today has been BAD!

    So bad that if I posted a pic of my favorite Southern Cal uniforms, I’m sure that noone would even notice:

    http://www.trojanwir...

    No wait, someone would…they have red and a form of yellow in their unis![/quote]

    BTW, isn’t this hysterical?

    http://www.cnnsi.com...

    No wonder he hasn’t jumped ship to the NFL!

  • Jamie | January 16, 2009 at 3:10 pm |

    I think I can top all of the weather stories. This morning in Lubbock it was twenty-six whole degrees. King me.

  • Teebz | January 16, 2009 at 3:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”310386″]I think I can top all of the weather stories. This morning in Lubbock it was twenty-six whole degrees. King me.[/quote]

    Let me know when you hit -59F, ok? I’ll crown you then. :o)

  • Mike Engle | January 16, 2009 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”310387″][quote comment=”310386″]I think I can top all of the weather stories. This morning in Lubbock it was twenty-six whole degrees. King me.[/quote]

    Let me know when you hit -59F, ok? I’ll crown you then. :o)[/quote]
    Hey Teebz, what is that in Celsius?
    I’m a Southern American studying at McGill, and it’s -20 C here in Montreal. I think it’s brutal…

  • Mike Engle | January 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”310388″][quote comment=”310387″][quote comment=”310386″]I think I can top all of the weather stories. This morning in Lubbock it was twenty-six whole degrees. King me.[/quote]

    Let me know when you hit -59F, ok? I’ll crown you then. :o)[/quote]
    Hey Teebz, what is that in Celsius?
    I’m a Southern American studying at McGill, and it’s -20 C here in Montreal. I think it’s brutal…[/quote]
    Just checked. -50 C in your neck of the woods!? I don’t know if you could pay me to stand outside in weather like that!

  • Duck | January 16, 2009 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”310388″][quote comment=”310387″][quote comment=”310386″]I think I can top all of the weather stories. This morning in Lubbock it was twenty-six whole degrees. King me.[/quote]

    Let me know when you hit -59F, ok? I’ll crown you then. :o)[/quote]
    Hey Teebz, what is that in Celsius?
    I’m a Southern American studying at McGill, and it’s -20 C here in Montreal. I think it’s brutal…[/quote]

    That’s amateur freezing-to-death. That’s like -4F.

  • LI Phil | January 16, 2009 at 3:34 pm |
  • Jeff | January 16, 2009 at 3:37 pm |

    Paul don’t know if you have any info or can get any but there are some rumors floating around that Iowa Men’s Basketball team will be getting new uniforms for the Feb 14th game against purdue. Not only that but purdue will also have new uniforms also. Hopefully it isn’t just some Pink valentines day thing either.

    First time poster long time reader.

  • Duck | January 16, 2009 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”310389″][quote comment=”310388″][quote comment=”310387″][quote comment=”310386″]I think I can top all of the weather stories. This morning in Lubbock it was twenty-six whole degrees. King me.[/quote]

    Let me know when you hit -59F, ok? I’ll crown you then. :o)[/quote]
    Hey Teebz, what is that in Celsius?
    I’m a Southern American studying at McGill, and it’s -20 C here in Montreal. I think it’s brutal…[/quote]
    Just checked. -50 C in your neck of the woods!? I don’t know if you could pay me to stand outside in weather like that![/quote]

    As long as I had one of those lavender Ravens jackets and a hotdog with ketchup, I’d make due.

  • Beau A | January 16, 2009 at 4:01 pm |

    I think I’ve figured it out. We’re all ADD, as we can easily tell from the everyday comments. We manage to go from, “Hey, look at these cool unis/patches/archives” and end up with, “I think it’s cold here. Here’s exactly how I like my hot dog.”

    Now, we all know there’s a ridiculous amount of side-effects in medicine. Could one of Ritalin’s be…an extreme attraction to all things uni-related?

  • JTH | January 16, 2009 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”310391″]this is for the birds[/quote]
    It may be nitpicky, and the people may mean well, but I’ve spent a lot of time honing my power of bird-observation, and I’m not going to turn it off just because I’m at home on the couch. Plus, if you’re producing a big-budget American TV commercial, how hard is it really to make sure that the bird you’re using isn’t restricted to, say, the South American rainforest? Isn’t that your job? I mean, there’s a reason he’s named Smoky the Bear and not Smoky the Wallaby, right?

    Regardless of whether some hotshot commercial producer cares, I care. You know what else I care about? Sports. And, as it just so happens, sports teams represent (and misrepresent) birds all the time in their team logos. So today I’m going to do a breakdown, Uni-Watch style, of the best and worst bird-themed sports logos in the National Football League. Grades will be given out based on ornithological accuracy and whatever other criteria I see fit. Let’s do it!

    Awwwww… A hyphen? Really? Yer killin’ me, Mr. Observant Nitpicker.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    mustard
    relish
    pickles
    Celery salt
    onions
    peppers
    tomatoes

    Ketchup is for fries and burgers — never on a hot dog. The ketchup/relish combo makes it too sweet. A dog without relish is not worth eating.

  • The Hemogoblin | January 16, 2009 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”310394″]I think I’ve figured it out. We’re all ADD, as we can easily tell from the everyday comments. We manage to go from, “Hey, look at these cool unis/patches/archives” and end up with, “I think it’s cold here. Here’s exactly how I like my hot dog.”

    Now, we all know there’s a ridiculous amount of side-effects in medicine. Could one of Ritalin’s be…an extreme attraction to all things uni-related?[/quote]

    And there’s always at least one obsessive/compulsive person trying to get everyone back on topic….

  • Ricko | January 16, 2009 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”310394″]I think I’ve figured it out. We’re all ADD, as we can easily tell from the everyday comments. We manage to go from, “Hey, look at these cool unis/patches/archives” and end up with, “I think it’s cold here. Here’s exactly how I like my hot dog.”

    Now, we all know there’s a ridiculous amount of side-effects in medicine. Could one of Ritalin’s be…an extreme attraction to all things uni-related?[/quote]

    Absolutely. Evidently we all forgot to take our Tangendental Medication.

    Focus, people. Imagine a green dot far, far away.

    Ohhhhhhhhmmmmm…

    —Ricko

  • M.Princip | January 16, 2009 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”310391″]this is for the birds[/quote]

    I agree with the Ravens logo assesment. I wish the front office would just suck it up and pay whoever needs to get paid, or, recognized and go back to that wonderful winged B shield they had from the get go.

  • Ricko | January 16, 2009 at 4:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”310398″][quote comment=”310391″]this is for the birds[/quote]

    I agree with the Ravens logo assesment. I wish the front office would just suck it up and pay whoever needs to get paid, or, recognized and go back to that wonderful winged B shield they had from the get go.[/quote]

    Yup. Far more evocative of Poe than Woody the WoodRaven…or Ravenpecker…or whatever that is.

  • Jeff | January 16, 2009 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”310348″][quote comment=”310344″][quote comment=”310340″][quote comment=”310338″]”Your athletic prowess is no match for shininess of my uniform!”

    http://scores.espn.g...

    Btw, my thermometer read -22 this morning, but that was at 8:30 after it had warmed up a bit. My garage door keypad apparently doesn’t work at that temperature and I had to frantically search the house for the extra opener. Oh the joys of a Midwest winter and having a house with an unattached garage.[/quote]

    I’m sorry…but why on Earth would you people CHOOSE to live in places licke that?[/quote]

    Ask us again in the summer when you’re feet start sizzling at 100+ degree temps on the pavement.[/quote]

    The bitch of it is that the Midwest gets to the “sizzling” 100+ temps in the summer. So essentially we/I are/am screwed. :([/quote]

    Speaking from the shadow of Lambeau Field, we like those 120-degree temperature swings from season to season. It’s believed to keep out the riff raff.

  • Justin B. | January 16, 2009 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”310395″][quote comment=”310391″]this is for the birds[/quote]
    It may be nitpicky, and the people may mean well, but I’ve spent a lot of time honing my power of bird-observation, and I’m not going to turn it off just because I’m at home on the couch. Plus, if you’re producing a big-budget American TV commercial, how hard is it really to make sure that the bird you’re using isn’t restricted to, say, the South American rainforest? Isn’t that your job? I mean, there’s a reason he’s named Smoky the Bear and not Smoky the Wallaby, right? Regardless of whether some hotshot commercial producer cares, I care. You know what else I care about? Sports. And, as it just so happens, sports teams represent (and misrepresent) birds all the time in their team logos. So today I’m going to do a breakdown, Uni-Watch style, of the best and worst bird-themed sports logos in the National Football League. Grades will be given out based on ornithological accuracy and whatever other criteria I see fit. Let’s do it! [/quote]

    I saw a blue lion the other day and a space man in patriots gear too. And I don’t think PETA would like a helmet forced upon a dolphin. I get the point but give some leeway to artistic style and color.

  • Ken | January 16, 2009 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”310397″][quote comment=”310394″]I think I’ve figured it out. We’re all ADD, as we can easily tell from the everyday comments. We manage to go from, “Hey, look at these cool unis/patches/archives” and end up with, “I think it’s cold here. Here’s exactly how I like my hot dog.”

    Now, we all know there’s a ridiculous amount of side-effects in medicine. Could one of Ritalin’s be…an extreme attraction to all things uni-related?[/quote]

    Absolutely. Evidently we all forgot to take our Tangendental Medication.

    Focus, people. Imagine a green dot far, far away.

    Ohhhhhhhhmmmmm…

    —Ricko[/quote]

    The only green dots I want to see far away are Ben and Donovan’s as they take the long walk off the field with head bowed.

    Go Ravens Go Cards

  • LI Phil | January 16, 2009 at 4:58 pm |

    what’s this transgender medication stuff?

  • JTH | January 16, 2009 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”310403″]what’s this transgender medication stuff?[/quote]
    I think I just got an e-mail from someone selling that stuff. The subject was:

    She will surely enjoy your changes

  • Teebz | January 16, 2009 at 5:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”310403″]”What’s this transgender medication stuff?”[/quote], says Phil with an active interest. LOL

  • Teebz | January 16, 2009 at 5:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”310405″]”What’s this transgender medication stuff?” says Phil with an active interest. LOL[/quote]

    Stupid formatting.

  • joe | January 16, 2009 at 5:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”310309″][quote comment=”310305″]So you think it’s cold where you are? This is what my car said this morning on the way to the gym. Mind you, this temperature is WITHOUT the windchill!

    http://i147.photobuc...

    I’ll probably be off the map for a couple of days since I am headed to Buffalo, NY for the weekend. (I’ll actually be in Fredonia, but I’m flying into BUF). I will be visiting one of my best friends from college who is a Professor of Scene Design and theater at SUNY Fredonia (they are the Blue Devils).

    Enjoy the weekend everyone! And stay warm![/quote]

    I’m not one to point out how cold it was through the Canadian prairies this week. But I will anyway.

    On Wednesday night, we played a game for our outdoor hockey league. The temperature at game time was a balmy -38.2 F (-39C), and it was -59.8 F (-51C) with the wind.

    -14F is beach weather, Johnny. ;oP

    Don’t freeze, man![/quote]
    but if you skated *really* fast with the wind you could make the wind chill not as bad.

  • Mike | January 16, 2009 at 5:37 pm |

    “Awwwww… A hyphen? Really? Yer killin’ me, Mr. Observant Nitpicker.”

    Fixed. Blame it on me, the editor.

  • Teebz | January 16, 2009 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”310407″]
    but if you skated *really* fast with the wind you could make the wind chill not as bad.[/quote]

    I’m going to assume that’s sarcasm. It has to be.

  • MG12 | January 16, 2009 at 6:07 pm |

    Cycling News:

    The Garmin-Slipstream team unveiled their new kit.

    http://garmin.blogs....

  • Justin | January 16, 2009 at 6:35 pm |

    on the subject of misplaced or lost uni’s, I remember the Boston Bruins in what I think was a road game in Montreal in the 2006-2007 season. The Bruins were set to wear their third vintage uniforms but everything except the sweaters showed. The Bruins played the first period with their vintage socks (yellow with black stripes outside a fat white stripe instead of their normal white sandwiching black) and regular black home sweaters. Montreal was in their white vintage uni’s so the B’s were in black. I can’t find a picture anywhere but I watched it on tv and am positive it happened.

    Also, the first game of the Detroit Red Wings – Colorado Avalanche rivalry played in 1995 on the opening day of the season featured the home Avalanche in their whites, but the problem is that they were wearing their road black helmets. Once again, I can’t find any photographic proof, but I was reminded of this while watching the NHL Network’s coverage of the Red Wings’ radio broadcaster Ken Kal, they have multiple shots of the Avs in their black buckets at home.

    Can anybody back me up with pictures from either of these two games?

  • LI Phil | January 16, 2009 at 6:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”310381″]Li Phil,
    Thanks, that would be awesome…[/quote]

    sorry for the late reply…but i have searched high and low, to no avail…

    fear not, however, for i have put my best man on it…if he can’t find your helmet pics…no one can

  • MRoy | January 16, 2009 at 6:56 pm |

    The best way to tie in the freezing cold and sweltering heat into uni-related comment is this logo.

    It’s a tacky design, but the name is original enough for me to like. It’s a million times better than this embarrassment of a logo. In this case, “Rafales” is french for snow flurry (makes sense for a Quebec City based team).

    Stay warm.

  • JTH | January 16, 2009 at 7:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”310408″]”Awwwww… A hyphen? Really? Yer killin’ me, Mr. Observant Nitpicker.”

    Fixed. Blame it on me, the editor.[/quote]
    Heh.

    Nice blog, by the way. Really slick.

  • Paul Barrett | January 16, 2009 at 7:05 pm |

    Jose Theodore’s new mask with the caps

    http://farm4.static....

    http://farm4.static....

  • Ricko | January 16, 2009 at 7:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”310412″][quote comment=”310381″]Li Phil,
    Thanks, that would be awesome…[/quote]

    sorry for the late reply…but i have searched high and low, to no avail…

    fear not, however, for i have put my best man on it…if he can’t find your helmet pics…no one can[/quote]

    Oooo, I hate when websites use stocks photos.

    (rimshot)

    —Ricko

  • Brendan | January 16, 2009 at 7:59 pm |

    We here in the Bay Area win the weather argument: Right now (4:44 pm) in the Oakland Hills it’s a balmy 61F, and the sky is clear enough for a five-bridge and two-peak view. The high today was 73, the temperature hasn’t gone below 50 since Sunday morning (and even that day the temp. got into the seventies), and not a drop of rain since the 2nd (five hours of showers adding up to 2/5ths of an inch). San Francisco and Berkeley have been gorgeous as well, but usually a few degrees cooler. I haven’t had to wear anything heavier than jeans and a long-sleeve t-shirt for more than a week.

    We’ll pay for it over the summer, though; an exceptionally dry winter means water rationing and wildfires in the summer and fall.

  • LI Phil | January 16, 2009 at 8:07 pm |

    cavs and hornets in throwbacks tonight (cavs in their yellow and reddish/maroons) and hornets sporting “new orleans bucs” unis (white)…on espn for anyone who’s interested

  • Greg B. | January 16, 2009 at 8:11 pm |

    This is pretty stupid, but I think it’s notable: this website features an ad banner which shows Notre Dame QB Jimmy Clausen wearing an inexplicably photoshopped blue helmet and blue pants as part of the ND road uni, as opposed to their actual road uni. Can anyone explain this?

  • MPowers1634 | January 16, 2009 at 8:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”310412″][quote comment=”310381″]Li Phil,
    Thanks, that would be awesome…[/quote]

    sorry for the late reply…but i have searched high and low, to no avail…

    fear not, however, for i have put my best man on it…if he can’t find your helmet pics…no one can[/quote]

    Here is what I’ve found:

    1. Here is a video of the 1994 Fiesta Bowl between Arizona and Miami:

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

    At certain points in the video, the pride stickers are visible.

    0:01, 1:39, 1:47, 1:57, 2:33, 6:13, 8:22

    2. A pic of Tedy Bruschi from the 1994 Fiesta Bowl:

    http://www.fiestabow...

    3. A pic of Dan White from the same game:

    http://www.tempe.gov...

    4. A pic of Chris McAlister during the 1998 Holiday Bowl:

    http://kenthorner.co...

    5.Random McAlister pic, who played with the Desert Swarm as a freshman:

    http://i153.photobuc...

    6. In this album, you will find many pics of the stickers:

    http://www.gettyimag...

    Hope that helps

  • Brendan | January 16, 2009 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”310332″][quote comment=”310330″]I still can’t find any good images of Nabokov’s new mask (which presumably will be only worn with the team’s alternates), but I did find this shot.

    Here’s his normal one for comparison.[/quote]

    here’s another pic…might be a tad easier to see[/quote]

    Ahhhhhh… Hi-res.

  • MPowers1634 | January 16, 2009 at 8:58 pm |

    Here’s another:

    http://cache.gettyim...

  • Phil W. | January 16, 2009 at 9:49 pm |

    The Buffalo Bisons (new Triple-A affiliate of the Mets) introduced their new uni’s and caps. Story at http://www.buffalone...

  • Patrick in MI | January 16, 2009 at 9:57 pm |

    Nice choice for a contest, hope I win! Here’s an interesting poster: The 1929 home opener for the Wolverines had them playing two teams, Albion and Mt. Union. I wonder how the won-loss record was compiled for all three teams.

    http://historicfootb...

    Also, here’s a great Dartmouth poster:
    http://historicfootb...

    Think I’ll go browse this site for the next 3 hours!

  • Glen S | January 16, 2009 at 10:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”310331″]Was the mystery ever solved on that Wayne Gretzky versus Philadelphia Flyers in Cooperalls and #24 wearing a mask of some sort?

    If I may throw my hat in the ring, I saw this spot the other day and I thought maybe it was a handband or bandana of some sort.[/quote]

  • LI Phil | January 16, 2009 at 10:17 pm |

    here’s some pics from the cavs v. hornets bucs throwback game

    look at the damn three stripes around the cavs collar, shoulders and waist…and up and down the ‘bucs’ unis…were those part of the original unis, or is adidas screwing with the uniforms again???

  • Glen S | January 16, 2009 at 10:18 pm |

    # 24 in Philadelphia is wearing a Northland helmet with a white stripe around the back. No mask.

  • LI Phil | January 16, 2009 at 10:21 pm |

    here’s another shot…look at all those “3 stripes”…

  • mtjaws | January 16, 2009 at 11:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”310424″]The Buffalo Bisons (new Triple-A affiliate of the Mets) introduced their new uni’s and caps. Story at http://www.buffalone...

    I wouldn’t say that NY logo is on the “chest” like they say, but rather the belly. Looks terrible.

  • asufanwithbagoverhead | January 16, 2009 at 11:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”310309″][quote comment=”310305″]So you think it’s cold where you are? This is what my car said this morning on the way to the gym. Mind you, this temperature is WITHOUT the windchill!

    http://i147.photobuc...

    I’ll probably be off the map for a couple of days since I am headed to Buffalo, NY for the weekend. (I’ll actually be in Fredonia, but I’m flying into BUF). I will be visiting one of my best friends from college who is a Professor of Scene Design and theater at SUNY Fredonia (they are the Blue Devils).

    Enjoy the weekend everyone! And stay warm![/quote]

    I’m not one to point out how cold it was through the Canadian prairies this week. But I will anyway.

    On Wednesday night, we played a game for our outdoor hockey league. The temperature at game time was a balmy -38.2 F (-39C), and it was -59.8 F (-51C) with the wind.

    -14F is beach weather, Johnny. ;oP

    Don’t freeze, man![/quote]
    I think it was 81 today here, brrr!

  • MPowers1634 | January 16, 2009 at 11:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”310427″]here’s some pics from the cavs v. hornets bucs throwback game

    look at the damn three stripes around the cavs collar, shoulders and waist…and up and down the ‘bucs’ unis…were those part of the original unis, or is adidas screwing with the uniforms again???[/quote]

    The Hornets/Bucs player is wearing the Reebok Talin’Krazy that you can actually write upon and then wipe clean, like a greaseboard:

    http://dimemag.com/w...

  • Tony Miller | January 16, 2009 at 11:57 pm |
  • husul | January 17, 2009 at 6:09 am |

    i love this ad

    http://viz.cwrl.utex...