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Secret of Crosby’s Success Revealed!

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Last week there was a brief thread in the comments about an interesting point brought up during a recent Penguins/Capitals game broadcast on FSN. It took a while, but I’ve finally got the full transcript of what was said by “between the benches” reporter Bob Errey and play-by-play man Paul Steigerwald. Their discussion was prompted by the sight of Sidney Crosby relacing his skates on the Pens’ bench. Here’s how it went down:

Bob Errey: Crosby, he’s gonna miss that second loop. See how he’s doing that skate up? The eyelets start from the top and heading down, he skips the second one down from the top. Very strange.

Paul Steigerwald: And you get to see that from right next to him. So you’ve got a real good idea of exactly how Sidney Crosby laces his skates, which is not something you normally would talk about on the air. But that’s a pretty good one, Bobby.

Errey: Yeah, yeah, well, you know we used to have Troy Loney [on the Penguins], he had the Velcro straps that went around the top, those first things. There are a lot of people that get lace bite. That’s when sometimes you get the tendonitis right there, right where you lace up the skates, so Troy went with that model.

Faaaaaascinating. Coupla things here:

• If you look at photos of Crosby, it appears that he does indeed skip the second grommet on his skates.

• Photos of Troy Loney are harder to come by. I could only find two vaguely decent shots, here and here. Can’t see any Velcro straps, but it does seem that the laces don’t go all the way to the top.

• I wasn’t familiar with the excellent term “lace bite” (much cooler than “turf toe” or “hip pointer,” no?), but there’s lots of info about it on the web. Do other players cope with this by adjusting their lacing patterns like Crosby does?

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Uni Watch News Ticker: The Royals will have a 40th-anniversary patch this season. … My old college buddy Jeff Katz is now the deputy mayor of Cooperstown, which means, among other things, that he frequently gets to poke around in the Baseball Hall of Fame’s archives. He recently took photos of this Bobby Avila Indians jacket and Greg Harris’s ambidextrous glove. … Here’s another NFL basketball team: the Steelers. And look — video! (Big thanks to Andrew Rhodes.) … Reprinted from Monday’s comments: Carlos Delgado plans to honor Roberto Clemente for the World Baseball Classic. … Looks like the orange layer of fabric fell off of Frank Robinson’s dotted i during Game 5 of the 1969 World Series (good spot by Paul Wiederecht). … According to this blog, the Islanders are “working with the NHL to clear their vintage mid-’70s jerseys as their primary uniform for next season. It figures to be an uphill battle, probably because there’s inventory of their first RBK uniform ‘systems’ still around. Nevertheless, the Islanders are pushing to make the move. Worse-case scenario: the Islanders wear their once-and-future jerseys for 20 games next year and then go full-time in 2010-11” (as forwarded by Matt Brosseau). … Ever heard of ski cross? Yeah, me neither, but apparently they’ve got a bit of an apparel controversy (interesting find by Jeremy Brahm). … There hasn’t been a football game a Wrigley Field in nearly 40 years — but that could change (with thanks to Doug Keklak). … Nice view of Jack Youngblood’s FNOB here (with thanks to Brett Jenson). … Here’s a new one: All-Star throwbacks. The Philadelphia Phantoms wore those uniforms last Sunday to honor the 1976 NHL All Star game, which was played at the Spectrum. Chris Ashworth took a bunch of photos, which you can see here. … Some female pro wrestler wore a modified Blackhawks jersey the other day (with thanks to Mark Coale). … The BJ League (no jokes, thanks) has released its all-star uniforms (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Also from Jeremy: Check out this player with a single-letter NOB. “His name is Kazuya Hatano,” says Jeremy. “He was born in Brazil to a Japanese father with a Brazilian mother. His full name is James Kazuya Ramos Hatano, and his nickname is ‘J.’ Another BJ League player, Saitama Broncos Taishiro Shimizu uses ‘T,’ and Gordon James wears ‘G.'” … Great article-plus-video here about the Banknorth Garden hosting a Bruins game and a Celtics gamein the same day (with thanks to Justine DeCotis). … The NHL All-Star Game will feature new officials’ uniforms. I’ll have images of them in my ESPN column tomorrow. … Speaking of the NHL All-Star Game, you can see a survey of past all-star player introductions here (thanks, Phil), and there’s a gallery of NHL All-Star uniforms here. … Also from Phil: Joe Johnson and Mike Bibby of the Hawks wore special sneakers last night to mark the presidential inauguration, although it’s hard to see many details in these photos. … Doug Keklak attended last night’s Pitt/Syracuse game and took the occasion to take a bunch of photos of the Pitt Hall of Fame museum. “It looks like Pitt’s women can be added to the list of teams that went with sleeves,” he writes. “Also, check out this shot from the 1984-85 varsity sports media guide — sleeved and untucked. And look at this shot from the 1928 Rose Bowl — look how close to the sideline the play is at the snap of the ball.” The rest of Doug’s photos are in this gallery. … Southpaw.

 

134 comments to Secret of Crosby’s Success Revealed!

  • Justin H | January 21, 2009 at 8:33 am |

    On MSNBC.com, the sports section had ’44 things we’d change about sports’, and one of the items is ditching hideous looking throwbacks.
    They mention specifically those Eagles abominations from 2007.
    I agree with alot of the cahnges they suggest.

  • Bret the Jet | January 21, 2009 at 8:42 am |

    Here’s a bunch of pictures of George W Bush in Baseball garb. Including his 1954 Little League Uni.

    http://homerderby.co...

  • Dane | January 21, 2009 at 8:51 am |

    The female wrestler wearing the Jonathan Toews Blackhawks jersey is Kelly Kelly. WWE Raw was broadcasting live that night from the Allstate Arena outside of Chicago.

  • Kim | January 21, 2009 at 8:54 am |

    For every hockey player there could be 7 or 8 different ways to lace a skate. It’s probably along the lines of how to break-in a softball/baseball glove in that it’s habit/ritual that’s very individualistic and partly handed down and passed along.

  • OakdalePanther | January 21, 2009 at 8:56 am |

    According to the Pittsburgh Pirates’ web site (1/20), the much-derided, hideous, red-orange sleeveless alternate jerseys are no more. The Bucs will reveal a new alternate top this Friday.

    Cross your fingers and hope that the new one isn’t worse. But it seems they have purged red from their color scheme.

    Also, in a Pittsburgh-area sporting goods store yesterday, I spotted Super Bowl 43-themed Steeler jerseys. They were white with either a 7 (for Big Ben) or a 43 (for Polamalu) in the Steelers’ font. The sleeve striping was based on the SB43 logo, which features the Tampa skyline. The jerseys struck me as more of a curiosity than the obvious money grab that they are. Sadly I had left my cell phone in the car, or I’d have snapped a few pix.

    Thanks for the great Pitt photo display! Visitors to The Pete can find that museum in the main lobby next to the team store.

  • HockeyDad | January 21, 2009 at 9:13 am |

    I now have one thing in common with Sid the Kid. If I lace all grommets, I get numbness.

    I lace skates for 10-15 kids a weekend. Each kid likes something different.

    How about a thread on waxed vs. non-waxed laces, or ticking vs. plain?

  • Taha | January 21, 2009 at 9:14 am |

    Paul:

    Since 2009 is the 10-yr anniversary of UniWatch, is there going to be a commemorative patch?

  • josh's twin | January 21, 2009 at 9:16 am |

    Not exactly uni-related, but “Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye”‘s Wiki page already indicates that the crowd on the mall serenaded 43 with the song on his way out of town.

  • Big Al | January 21, 2009 at 9:22 am |

    Why doesn’t the NHL use colours of the hosting city’s team as the home and away colours (a la Minnesota in 2004) more often? I realise that this year they are using the Canadien’s colours but, well … ugh.

    I liked the simplicity of those Minnesota ones.

  • Jason Gomez | January 21, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    That Royals patch is awesome! As a loyal Royals fan I am proud to celebrate this milestone. Please allow all Royals fans this celebration, even though in recent years they have not come close to matching the success of the 70s and 80s and early 90s, I am a fan since birth and I am proud of that.

  • Flip | January 21, 2009 at 9:26 am |

    http://i158.photobuc...
    Meh. How soon will the beveled type fad fade?

  • Paul Lukas | January 21, 2009 at 9:26 am |

    [quote comment=”310974″]How about a thread on waxed vs. non-waxed laces, or ticking vs. plain?[/quote]

    I included some discussion of that in my shoelace column on ESPN a while back:
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Glen | January 21, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    http://farm4.static....

    wont that make the implants explode?

  • Jason Gomez | January 21, 2009 at 9:39 am |

    You know since Jordan has his own Brand I feel that his legacy and shoe lineage has been tarnished with all these mix up shoes, AF1-AJ which look horrible. What, they can come up with any original designs? Whats the point of releasing AJs if there are all these other shoes that look horrible.

  • BDiamond | January 21, 2009 at 9:43 am |

    I don’t know why this is the first time I thought about it, but all this single-NOB talk reminded me of something I saw back in 1999 at a George Mason bball game. They had a player by the name of Q Randall who eventually ended up transferring to Northeastern. However I specifically remember one of the games I went to that he had “Q” on the back and I believe the quotations marks as well. Have yet to find a pic though…

  • Johnny F. | January 21, 2009 at 9:53 am |

    Hey Paul,

    Some BIG (literally) Mets news right here…Looks like the “Big Apple” is on it’s way to Citi. Only this one will be 4 times bigger and weigh 6,000 lbs!!

    http://longislandmet...

  • Pat | January 21, 2009 at 9:54 am |

    Meh. Kind of blow but not entirely.

  • interlockingtc | January 21, 2009 at 9:54 am |

    “Meh. How soon will the beveled type fad fade?”

    Not soon enough.

  • Johnny F. | January 21, 2009 at 9:55 am |

    Here’s a news story on the new Mets apple:

    http://www.keyc.com/...

  • JTH | January 21, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    Someone please refresh my memory. Why are there four sweaters for the 2001 NHL ASG?

    Since the white ones appear to be Patrick Roy’s and Roman Cechmanek’s, I’m guessing that the goalies wore special jerseys in that game. Is that the case? Or is that just a coincidence and one set of jerseys was for the skills competitions and the other was for the actual game?

  • chris in michigan | January 21, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    Has anyone else seen the SI gallery about fashion at the Aussie Open? I was looking through the gallery and found this little gem:
    http://sportsillustr...
    Any ideas why Maria Kirilenko is wearing Stella McCartney’s name on her outfit?

  • oilfan | January 21, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    All I know is lace bite was extremely painful when I had it…

    Re: The Isles proposed change in jerseys. When I went to the Oilers end of season sale last summer, I asked if the jerseys were on sale because there was going to be another change. I was told by one of the managers that the team had an agreement that they were obligated to wear them for 3 seasons before any changes could be made. So if that applies to all teams, then it would be 2010-11 before you see any permanent changes for any of the Edge jerseys.

  • LI Phil | January 21, 2009 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”310990″]Has anyone else seen the SI gallery about fashion at the Aussie Open? I was looking through the gallery and found this little gem:
    http://sportsillustr...
    Any ideas why Maria Kirilenko is wearing Stella McCartney’s name on her outfit?[/quote]

    go here

  • Glen | January 21, 2009 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”310990″]Has anyone else seen the SI gallery about fashion at the Aussie Open? I was looking through the gallery and found this little gem:
    http://sportsillustr...
    Any ideas why Maria Kirilenko is wearing Stella McCartney’s name on her outfit?[/quote]

    Camel Toe?

  • Ben | January 21, 2009 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”310970″]Here’s a bunch of pictures of George W Bush in Baseball garb. Including his 1954 Little League Uni.

    http://homerderby.co...

    In W’s little league picture why is he posing like the little kid in the “Blue Boy” painting?

  • DW | January 21, 2009 at 10:31 am |

    Nice article on the Boston Garden changeover. It’s crazy. The folks at the original, Food Additive Garden [MSG] say they can do the basic changeover in 2 hours when pushed.

  • husul | January 21, 2009 at 10:32 am |

    1) At the week 17, NE @ Buff, Barry Stokes was throwing his bands away. My 9 year old nephew got this , and the big WILSON made me wonder if there are NFL players that wear 1 brand only? (helmet not included but I mean EVERYTHING else)
    Not cross-outs, tape-overs, bleaching, or any other form of hiding other logos.It would have to be RBX because of the jersey.
    Also, will an NFL EQT affiliated company ‘private-label’ to another?

    2) Cindy Sanchez’s skate laces.
    I think I read somewhere here that shoes have 1,000,000+ lacing possibilities. The same crazy number would also apply to skates. Every dressing room of 20 players features 20 different styles. Gretzky and others wear skates 2-3 sizes too small. Laces don’t really matter in these situations, as the boot in effect becomes a part of your foot. Many players like a loose fit on certain parts on the foot and, the best way to get a loose fit is too not have a lace in that(those)loops at all. Crosby’s, to me seems to be on such an insignificant part of the boot that it may just be a superstitious thing.

  • BrianC | January 21, 2009 at 10:40 am |

    “A league source tells Point Blank that while the deadline has passed, the Islanders are still working with the NHL to clear their vintage mid-’70s jerseys as their primary uniform for next season.”

    Now if the Sharks and the Bruins would do the same. Others, too, but it would be a start, short of the teams telling Reebok to fornicate themselves with an iron stick every time they come out with a Roller Hockey inspired clown outfit…

  • JTH | January 21, 2009 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”310995″]Nice article on the Boston Garden changeover. It’s crazy. The folks at the original, Food Additive Garden [MSG] say they can do the basic changeover in 2 hours when pushed.[/quote]
    They used to have Bulls/Blackhawks double-headers regularly at the Chicago Stadium. I remember when they moved to the United Center, it was reported that this was no longer possible and I really couldn’t understand why it was possible in the ancient, technologically outdated building but not in the new state-of-the-art building.

    Just the Teamsters having their say?

  • Smail | January 21, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    “The officials’ jerseys will enhance the way the referees and linesmen follow the action on the ice without fear that their microphones will become entangled.”

    Has that really been a fear of NHL officials?

  • husul | January 21, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”310996″]

    Crosby’s, to me seems to be on such an insignificant part of the boot that it may just be a superstitious thing.[/quote]

    I completely saw the laces wrong, that is a VERY important part of the boot, definitely fit related. I tied the same way on top and it allows for a much better range of motion and better blood flow to keep the feeling in your toes if you are wearing a tight boot.

  • Jim Bullard | January 21, 2009 at 10:49 am |

    gotta admit, W looks like a real ball player throwing a pitch.

    [quote comment=”310970″]Here’s a bunch of pictures of George W Bush in Baseball garb. Including his 1954 Little League Uni.

    http://homerderby.co...

  • The Ol Goaler | January 21, 2009 at 10:49 am |

    For what it’s worth, I’ve never seen a left-hander with an ugly shot…

    When then-President Clinton (also a left-hander) dedicated the library at Arkansas State University, he took some time to shoot hoops with ASU’s Arthur Agee of “Hoop Dreams” fame… Bill shot it pretty well for a Slow White Guy(TM)…

  • JC | January 21, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    If you were watching the NBC Inaugural coverage, they showed Oregon State coach Craig Robinson wearing a Beaver colored scarf. Tom Brokaw mentioned that it was “Princeton colored”. Sure the black and orange may be the colors of the Tigers, but I believe that the reference was wrong. Brokaw added that Robinson coached in Oregon so he must not know that it was for OSU.

  • husul | January 21, 2009 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”311000″][quote comment=”310996″]

    Crosby’s, to me seems to be on such an insignificant part of the boot that it may just be a superstitious thing.[/quote]

    I completely saw the laces wrong, that is a VERY important part of the boot, definitely fit related. I tied the same way on top and it allows for a much better range of motion and better blood flow to keep the feeling in your toes if you are wearing a tight boot.[/quote]

    Oh ya, I forgot to comment on lace-bite in there. I’d send pics of the tendons on my feet but some readers will be catching this during lunch. I spent 10-15 hours a week on the ice, the NHL players do 3 times that by the time they are Pro so I cant imagine how bad it gets.

  • JTH | January 21, 2009 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”311003″]If you were watching the NBC Inaugural coverage, they showed Oregon State coach Craig Robinson wearing a Beaver colored scarf. Tom Brokaw mentioned that it was “Princeton colored”. Sure the black and orange may be the colors of the Tigers, but I believe that the reference was wrong. Brokaw added that Robinson coached in Oregon so he must not know that it was for OSU.[/quote]
    Robinson played at Princeton in the late 70s/early 80s. So it may have actually been a Princeton scarf. Kinda works out nicely for him that both his current employer and his alma mater have the same colors.

  • Juan Grande | January 21, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”310976″]Not exactly uni-related, but “Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye”‘s Wiki page already indicates that the crowd on the mall serenaded 43 with the song on his way out of town.[/quote]

    Stay classy, DC!!!

  • Glen | January 21, 2009 at 11:08 am |

    Paul,

    A few weeks back, hell it might have been months, you had an old picture of a player of an Indiana baseball team. I think it was the Indianapolis Federals. Is that the right team? Do you by chance have any other info on them?

    Thanks!

    Glen

  • Scott Little | January 21, 2009 at 11:10 am |

    FOR THE HOCKEY WING

    Took the camera with me to WHL action, thought I’d post a couple pics:

    First:
    Straight hems look so much better, Chicago COULD look this good.
    http://www.burnsshoe...

    But this is the one I liked best. A classic:
    http://www.burnsshoe...

  • Hott Rodd | January 21, 2009 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”310986″]Meh. Kind of blow but not entirely.[/quote]

    [quote]while the progression of color (desert red for the West, sunset blue for the East)[/quote]

    i’ve lived in Phoenix my whole life, and I’ve never once seen a blue sunset. Purple, orange, Red, Gray, but never ‘Sunset Blue’.

    Wonder what alternate universe the uni designer lives in.

  • Teebz | January 21, 2009 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”310989″]Someone please refresh my memory. Why are there four sweaters for the 2001 NHL ASG?

    Since the white ones appear to be Patrick Roy’s and Roman Cechmanek’s, I’m guessing that the goalies wore special jerseys in that game. Is that the case? Or is that just a coincidence and one set of jerseys was for the skills competitions and the other was for the actual game?[/quote]

    Goalies were differentiated by the colour of their jerseys so that they were different from regular players. Nothing more, and nothing less.

    Oh, and it’s another way to sell moe jerseys, I suppose.

  • Alan | January 21, 2009 at 11:23 am |

    Hi everyone, first time poster here. I was wondering if anyone knows how to obtain one of the old American League Umpire hats, you know the black ones that say AL on it? it would mean a lot to me.

    Thanks

  • LI Phil | January 21, 2009 at 11:25 am |

    [quote]it’s another way to sell moe jerseys, I suppose[/quote]

    and make moe money?

  • Johnny F. | January 21, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”311009″][quote comment=”310986″]Meh. Kind of blow but not entirely.[/quote]

    [quote]while the progression of color (desert red for the West, sunset blue for the East)[/quote]

    i’ve lived in Phoenix my whole life, and I’ve never once seen a blue sunset. Purple, orange, Red, Gray, but never ‘Sunset Blue’.

    Wonder what alternate universe the uni designer lives in.[/quote]

    I was just about to say the same thing. I’ve visited the Phoenix/Scottsdale area frequently, as well as Flagstaff (one of my favorite areas in the U.S.)…. that blue reminded me more of the rivers and lakes in AZ than the sunset…or maybe the night sky, a few minutes after the sun sets. Weird.

  • Ben | January 21, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”311012″][quote]it’s another way to sell moe jerseys, I suppose[/quote]

    and make moe money?[/quote]

    Awesome…

  • Teebz | January 21, 2009 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”311012″][quote]it’s another way to sell moe jerseys, I suppose[/quote]

    and make moe money?[/quote]

    You know it. Moe says so.

  • chris in michigan | January 21, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    “Has anyone else seen the SI gallery about fashion at the Aussie Open? I was looking through the gallery and found this little gem:
    http://sportsillustr
    Any ideas why Maria Kirilenko is wearing Stella McCartney’s name on her outfit?

    go here”

    Thanks Phil

  • MPowers1634 | January 21, 2009 at 11:33 am |

    UW…I need some help.

    Where would I find the Washington Senators logo?

  • MPowers1634 | January 21, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”311018″]UW…I need some help.

    Where would I find the Washington Senators logo?[/quote]

    Forget it…I found it on the Creamer boards!

  • Teebz | January 21, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”311014″][quote comment=”311009″][quote comment=”310986″]Meh. Kind of blow but not entirely.[/quote]

    [quote]while the progression of color (desert red for the West, sunset blue for the East)[/quote]

    i’ve lived in Phoenix my whole life, and I’ve never once seen a blue sunset. Purple, orange, Red, Gray, but never ‘Sunset Blue’.

    Wonder what alternate universe the uni designer lives in.[/quote]

    I was just about to say the same thing. I’ve visited the Phoenix/Scottsdale area frequently, as well as Flagstaff (one of my favorite areas in the U.S.)…. that blue reminded me more of the rivers and lakes in AZ than the sunset…or maybe the night sky, a few minutes after the sun sets. Weird.[/quote]
    [sarcasm]

    That blue sunset is evident on the Coyotes’ shoulder patch.

    [/sarcasm]

  • Kim | January 21, 2009 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”311014″][quote comment=”311009″][quote comment=”310986″]Meh. Kind of blow but not entirely.[/quote]

    [quote]while the progression of color (desert red for the West, sunset blue for the East)[/quote]

    i’ve lived in Phoenix my whole life, and I’ve never once seen a blue sunset. Purple, orange, Red, Gray, but never ‘Sunset Blue’.

    Wonder what alternate universe the uni designer lives in.[/quote]

    I was just about to say the same thing. I’ve visited the Phoenix/Scottsdale area frequently, as well as Flagstaff (one of my favorite areas in the U.S.)…. that blue reminded me more of the rivers and lakes in AZ than the sunset…or maybe the night sky, a few minutes after the sun sets. Weird.[/quote]

    If you look at the sunset and look waaaaay up, or, actually turn around, you’ll see shades of blue.

  • mike | January 21, 2009 at 11:40 am |

    Anyone have any connections to get a sneak preview of the new Purdue bball unis?

  • Johnny F. | January 21, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”311020″][quote comment=”311014″][quote comment=”311009″][quote comment=”310986″]Meh. Kind of blow but not entirely.[/quote]

    [quote]while the progression of color (desert red for the West, sunset blue for the East)[/quote]

    i’ve lived in Phoenix my whole life, and I’ve never once seen a blue sunset. Purple, orange, Red, Gray, but never ‘Sunset Blue’.

    Wonder what alternate universe the uni designer lives in.[/quote]

    I was just about to say the same thing. I’ve visited the Phoenix/Scottsdale area frequently, as well as Flagstaff (one of my favorite areas in the U.S.)…. that blue reminded me more of the rivers and lakes in AZ than the sunset…or maybe the night sky, a few minutes after the sun sets. Weird.[/quote]
    [sarcasm]

    That blue sunset is evident on the Coyotes’ shoulder patch.

    [/sarcasm][/quote]

    Or, the Arizona Department of Public Safety Patch:

    http://www.mike-snoo...

    Perfectly played, Teebz.

  • Teebz | January 21, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”311021″]
    If you look at the sunset and look waaaaay up, or, actually turn around, you’ll see shades of blue.[/quote]

    You mean you can see a blue sunset by staring at a blue sky?

    Someone needs to donate a million dollars for a study IMMEDIATELY.

  • MPowers1634 | January 21, 2009 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”311022″]Anyone have any connections to get a sneak preview of the new Purdue bball unis?[/quote]

    I would assume that they will be SOD and look similar to those that Vaderbilt wore last night.

    http://grfx.cstv.com...

    BTW…Are there normal dimensions for jersey numbers?

    Nameplate letters are typically 3″, no?

  • Johnny F. | January 21, 2009 at 11:49 am |

    Cool article on ESPN.com by John Buccigross about the hockey rink he builds in his back yard….and as a bonus, he’s wearing a Hakan Loob Flames jersey!!

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

  • MPowers1634 | January 21, 2009 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”311011″]Hi everyone, first time poster here. I was wondering if anyone knows how to obtain one of the old American League Umpire hats, you know the black ones that say AL on it? it would mean a lot to me.

    Thanks[/quote]

    I believe that you can find them on the New Era site.

  • MPowers1634 | January 21, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”310982″]You know since Jordan has his own Brand I feel that his legacy and shoe lineage has been tarnished with all these mix up shoes, AF1-AJ which look horrible. What, they can come up with any original designs? Whats the point of releasing AJs if there are all these other shoes that look horrible.[/quote]

    Jason, you’re preaching to the choir.

    I threw a little tantrum the other day concerning the same topic:

    Post #47

    [quote comment=”310578″][quote comment=”310563″][quote comment=\”310557\”]Posted really late last entry, so re-posted here.
    Mr. Powers, can you Name Obama\’s Jordans?
    (Pretty sure the other guy is sporting Air Force Ones.)[/quote]

    Air Jordan Jumpman Jeter Vital
    http://www.pickyours...

    Thank you for getting my back, Jordan!

    And yes, Price is wearing the Air Force 1 mid.

    As per the Jordan Brand kicks…I view them as a bastardized, watered-down abomination.

    I detest every shoe that they put out.

    I especially loathe Jordan Brands’ new theme of throwing five or six of their older models into a blender and concocting a marketable new shoe:

    1. Spizikes:

    http://www.pickyours...

    2. Six Rings:

    http://www.pickyours...

    3. True Flights:

    http://www.pickyours...

    4.Dub Zero:

    http://www.pickyours...

    5. Big Fund:

    http://www.myairshoe...

    6. 1.5:

    http://www.kicksolog...

    7. 2.5

    http://www.sneakerfi...

    8. 5.5

    http://images.channe...

    9. 9.5

    http://eukicks.com/w...

    10. B’Loyal

    http://www.pickyours...

    11. 12.5

    http://www.pickyours...

    12. 60+…combines all of the shoes that he wore when scoring 60 or more points

    http://23isback.com/...

    Air Jordan/ Air Force 1 Fusions:

    1. AJ5/AF1

    http://www.pickyours...

    2. AJ12/AF1

    http://www.pickyours...

    3. AJ3/AF1

    http://www.pickyours...

    4. AJ20/AF1

    http://www.pickyours...

    5. AJ6/AF1

    http://www.pickyours...

    5. AJ9/AF1

    http://23isback.com/...

    6. AJ4/AF1

    http://23isback.com/...

    And now they are doing it with the Penny line:

    1. 1/2 Cent Blue

    http://23isback.com/...

    http://23isback.com/...

    2. 1.2 Cent Black

    http://23isback.com/...

    Aarrrgghhh![/quote]

  • mtjaws | January 21, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    In reading about Bibby and Johnson’s Inaugural shoes, the one question that popped in my head is: those two guys have their own “personal logos”? Huh.

  • Teebz | January 21, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”311026″]Cool article on ESPN.com by John Buccigross about the hockey rink he builds in his back yard….and as a bonus, he’s wearing a Hakan Loob Flames jersey!!

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

    Buccigross is a douchebag. I’d prefer if he fell through his pond.

    And his obsession over Hakan Loob is borderline psychotic.

  • JC | January 21, 2009 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”311005″][quote comment=”311003″]If you were watching the NBC Inaugural coverage, they showed Oregon State coach Craig Robinson wearing a Beaver colored scarf. Tom Brokaw mentioned that it was “Princeton colored”. Sure the black and orange may be the colors of the Tigers, but I believe that the reference was wrong. Brokaw added that Robinson coached in Oregon so he must not know that it was for OSU.[/quote]
    Robinson played at Princeton in the late 70s/early 80s. So it may have actually been a Princeton scarf. Kinda works out nicely for him that both his current employer and his alma mater have the same colors.[/quote]

    I stand corrected. Perhaps Robinson meant to wear it for the Tigers and the Beavers. Thanks.

  • u2-horn | January 21, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”311005″]
    Robinson played at Princeton in the late 70s/early 80s. So it may have actually been a Princeton scarf. Kinda works out nicely for him that both his current employer and his alma mater have the same colors.[/quote]

    There was an OS logo on the scarf.

  • LI Phil | January 21, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”311031″][quote comment=”311026″]Cool article on ESPN.com by John Buccigross about the hockey rink he builds in his back yard….and as a bonus, he’s wearing a Hakan Loob Flames jersey!!

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

    Buccigross is a douchebag. I’d prefer if he fell through his pond.

    And his obsession over Hakan Loob is borderline psychotic.[/quote]

    how funny is it that this quote from booch: .”They sign up there sons and daughters for hockey to see if it takes.” is right next to a picture bemoaning someone else’s grammar mistake?

    fckn douchebag

  • MPowers1634 | January 21, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”311030″]In reading about Bibby and Johnson’s Inaugural shoes, the one question that popped in my head is: those two guys have their own “personal logos”? Huh.[/quote]
    Jordan Pure Pressure Limited:

    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    BTW, someone mentioned the Grey Lebrons from the other night vs. the Lakers:

    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    Check out these “Taxi Cab” Lebrons:

    http://i42.tinypic.c...

  • Teebz | January 21, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”311034″][quote comment=”311031″][quote comment=”311026″]Cool article on ESPN.com by John Buccigross about the hockey rink he builds in his back yard….and as a bonus, he’s wearing a Hakan Loob Flames jersey!!

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

    Buccigross is a douchebag. I’d prefer if he fell through his pond.

    And his obsession over Hakan Loob is borderline psychotic.[/quote]

    how funny is it that this quote from booch: .”They sign up there sons and daughters for hockey to see if it takes.” is right next to a picture bemoaning someone else’s grammar mistake?

    fckn douchebag[/quote]

    Think that’s bad? Read this.

    The guy wrote the book, has it on his desk, and still doesn’t know the difference between FOREWORD and FORWARD.

    And Ray Bourque was asked because he was the “most famous person” on Douchey-gross’ phone contacts?

    Douchebaggery at its finest.

  • Patrick | January 21, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    I only skate a couple of hours a week playing rec league hockey and still have had a nasty ongoing case of lace bite right across the top of my foot (just above where the tongue bends upward). Experimented with loosening the laces over the spot, but it didn’t help. Finally I found some gel pad inserts that go inside the sock – totally fixed the problem.

  • Priest | January 21, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    Like others have said, there are tonnes of ways to lace up skates, and what Crosby is doing isn’t exactly unheard of. Ive never known a reason for before, but I’ve seen quite a few guys who like to skip that loop. Another common one is guys who like to wrap their laces around their ankle before tieing them. These people claim it gives more ankle support, but I find it just hurts my ankle and gives me less mobility, so to each his own.

  • CC | January 21, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    Better pics of the inaugral Jordans can bee seen on the NikeTalk forum. To me, the logo on the tongue looks the same on both shoes.

    http://niketalk.yuku...

  • jesse | January 21, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    You can find the ump hats at mickeysplace.com They have all MLB throwbacks, without the new era logo on the side.

  • Thorold Blair | January 21, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”311011″]Hi everyone, first time poster here. I was wondering if anyone knows how to obtain one of the old American League Umpire hats, you know the black ones that say AL on it? it would mean a lot to me.

    Thanks[/quote]

    Right here:

    http://www.mickeyspl...

    This place is excellent for all sorts of throwback and minor league gear. A block away from the HoF in Cooperstown.

  • odessa steps magazine | January 21, 2009 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”310981″]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3307/3213348614_c2b0cbc447_o.png

    wont that make the implants explode?[/quote]

    The move is referred to as “the implant buster.” However, conventional wisdom says Kelly Kelly is one of the few women wrestlers that doesn’t have implants.

  • u2-horn | January 21, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    Paul (or anyone else who might know):

    Any word on the Texas Rangers’ new caps? I know they were supposed to get some tweaks. The jersey got leaked a couple weeks ago, but I haven’t seen anything about the new caps.

  • Chad | January 21, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    all your shoelace questions answered
    http://www.fieggen.c...
    probably not all of them, but it tells you what those little plastic tips are called

  • Johnny F. | January 21, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”311036″][quote comment=”311034″][quote comment=”311031″][quote comment=”311026″]Cool article on ESPN.com by John Buccigross about the hockey rink he builds in his back yard….and as a bonus, he’s wearing a Hakan Loob Flames jersey!!

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

    Buccigross is a douchebag. I’d prefer if he fell through his pond.

    And his obsession over Hakan Loob is borderline psychotic.[/quote]

    how funny is it that this quote from booch: .”They sign up there sons and daughters for hockey to see if it takes.” is right next to a picture bemoaning someone else’s grammar mistake?

    fckn douchebag[/quote]

    Think that’s bad? Read this.

    The guy wrote the book, has it on his desk, and still doesn’t know the difference between FOREWORD and FORWARD.

    And Ray Bourque was asked because he was the “most famous person” on Douchey-gross’ phone contacts?

    Douchebaggery at its finest.[/quote]

    HAHAHAHAHAHA.

    For the record: I think Bucci is a dick, I just reallllly want a rink in my yard.

  • Paul Lukas | January 21, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”311036″]Think that’s bad? Read this.

    The guy wrote the book, has it on his desk, and still doesn’t know the difference between FOREWORD and FORWARD.[/quote]

    He’s not the only one:
    http://farm4.static....

  • Kek | January 21, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”311036″][quote comment=”311034″][quote comment=”311031″][quote comment=”311026″]Cool article on ESPN.com by John Buccigross about the hockey rink he builds in his back yard….and as a bonus, he’s wearing a Hakan Loob Flames jersey!!

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

    Buccigross is a douchebag. I’d prefer if he fell through his pond.

    And his obsession over Hakan Loob is borderline psychotic.[/quote]

    how funny is it that this quote from booch: .”They sign up there sons and daughters for hockey to see if it takes.” is right next to a picture bemoaning someone else’s grammar mistake?

    fckn douchebag[/quote]

    Think that’s bad? Read this.

    The guy wrote the book, has it on his desk, and still doesn’t know the difference between FOREWORD and FORWARD.

    And Ray Bourque was asked because he was the “most famous person” on Douchey-gross’ phone contacts?

    Douchebaggery at its finest.[/quote]
    This all reminds me of the feud I have with Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Pitt writer Paul Zeise.

    a. Yes, he’s the one that said Mike Vick would have been better off raping a woman than getting caught with fighting dogs.

    b. I’ve had several email conversations with him about the Pitt script. He claims that no one cares about uniformas and logos if the team is winning (I think folks in UW-land know how foolish that is).

    c. He wrote this GEM during the lead up to the Sun Bowl:

    Some of the Panthers then danced with the sun queens right in the lobby of the airport as the mariachi band played. There was even a point where Jan Wannstedt, wife of Pitt coach Dave Wannstedt, dawned a sombrero and was serenaded by one of the band members.

    Don’t believe me, check out the story link because the PG never bothered to make the correction (and you wonder why the newspaper is a dying business): http://www.post-gaze...

  • Soxfan | January 21, 2009 at 1:04 pm |

    Obama wasn’t the only southpaw in the parade.

    http://chicago.about...

  • MattL | January 21, 2009 at 1:05 pm |

    there’s an article on page 2 about sand volleyball becoming a sanctioned NCAA sport and what they might wear

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

  • Mark in Shiga | January 21, 2009 at 1:07 pm |

    Not quite a one-letter NOB, but Jeremy Powell called himself “DJ” when he played for the Orix Buffaloes in Japan. Doug Jennings and Chris Donnels got the “tradition” started ni the mid-1990s when they called themselves “D.J” and “C.D”, respectively, with a dot (not a period; a raised, centered dot) between the letters. I can’t find any pictures of them, though.

  • JTH | January 21, 2009 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”311033″][quote comment=”311005″]
    Robinson played at Princeton in the late 70s/early 80s. So it may have actually been a Princeton scarf. Kinda works out nicely for him that both his current employer and his alma mater have the same colors.[/quote]

    There was an OS logo on the scarf.[/quote]
    Was there? I didn’t notice that.

    FUCK YOU, TOM BROKAW! You’re a bigger douche than Buccigross.

  • drplywood | January 21, 2009 at 1:18 pm |

    As has been said a number of times there are tons of different ways to lace your skates. I actually skip two grommets on mine at key flex point. 3 from the bottom and three from the top but I am also a goalie so that affects where the laces really get to me. A lot of NHL teams use a product made a by a jersey boy Phil Maltese. He makes actual encapsulated medical grade gel “lace bite” pads among other really cool things. I swear by his his gel “combo collar” as it has saved me a tracheotomy and in fact it is the one piece of goalie gear I can’t imagine playing without.
    Here is his website
    http://www.malteseho...
    they are on the second page of this part of the website
    http://www.malteseho...

    and here is a conversation about lace bite and recommendation of said Mr. Maltese’s products that happened on a hockey bulletin board in the last few days.
    http://hfboards.com/...

  • efinch | January 21, 2009 at 1:41 pm |

    that makes i believe five straight and six out of the last seven for left handed presidents!

  • LI Phil | January 21, 2009 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”311049″]there’s an article on page 2 about sand volleyball becoming a sanctioned NCAA sport and what they might wear

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

    i may have to do a weekend piece on this

  • Kek | January 21, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    Just thought I’d add, in an online chat earlier this year, someone asked Zeise about Erin Andrews and he said he had no idea who that was!

  • JTH | January 21, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”311053″]that makes i believe five straight and six out of the last seven for left handed presidents![/quote]
    Did you forget W already? God knows I’d like to.

    Clinton, Bush I and Ford were southpaws, but Reagan wrote with his right hand. It’s believed that he was a natural lefty and he was forced to switch from the sinister hand by nuns in Catholic school.

    As far as the other recent presidents go, I’m pretty sure Carter, Nixon, Johnson and Kennedy were all right-handed.

  • Will | January 21, 2009 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”311006″][quote comment=”310976″]Not exactly uni-related, but “Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye”‘s Wiki page already indicates that the crowd on the mall serenaded 43 with the song on his way out of town.[/quote]

    Stay classy, DC!!![/quote]

    As a DC resident and someone who attended the swearing in, I can assure you over 50% of the crowd was not from DC.

    Although, while we do lack some class in the District, we have not quite reached Bostonian or Philadelphian levels … yet.

  • mtjaws | January 21, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    The Reds last Spring in Sarasota has led to a “Sunset Season” logo. Yet another team leaving for Arizona.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/c...

  • Jeff | January 21, 2009 at 2:24 pm |

    This just in, from The Associated Press …

    The Pittsburgh Steelers will wear their white road uniforms against Arizona in the Super Bowl, just as they did when they defeated Seattle for the NFL title three years ago in Detroit.

    The Cardinals, as the home team, chose to wear their red home jerseys in the Feb. 1 game in Tampa.

    In the February 2006 Super Bowl, the Steelers had the option of wearing their black home jerseys, but elected to wear white after playing and winning three road playoff games in as many weeks.

    This will be only the third time in their seven Super Bowls the Steelers will wear white. They also wore white while defeating Minnesota in the Super Bowl during the 1974 season.

  • Beardface | January 21, 2009 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”311047″]a. Yes, he’s the one that said Mike Vick would have been better off raping a woman than getting caught with fighting dogs.[/quote]
    Might not be PC, but judging from the backlash and prison sentence he faced compared with the backlash and prison sentence Kobe Bryant faced, I don’t see where he’s wrong.

  • chase | January 21, 2009 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”311051″][quote comment=”311033″][quote comment=”311005″]
    Robinson played at Princeton in the late 70s/early 80s. So it may have actually been a Princeton scarf. Kinda works out nicely for him that both his current employer and his alma mater have the same colors.[/quote]

    There was an OS logo on the scarf.[/quote]
    Was there? I didn’t notice that.

    FUCK YOU, TOM BROKAW! You’re a bigger douche than Buccigross.[/quote]

    Uhm… actually, Brokaw corrected himself on-air later and apologized for his mistake. When he first made the comment I was shocked at his lack of knowledge on where the guy coaches, but whatever, you couldn’t see the OSU logo at that point and he DID go to Princeton. The point is, I don’t know very many d-bags that apologize and he did.

  • Beardface | January 21, 2009 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”311057″][quote comment=”311006″][quote comment=”310976″]Not exactly uni-related, but “Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye”‘s Wiki page already indicates that the crowd on the mall serenaded 43 with the song on his way out of town.[/quote]

    Stay classy, DC!!![/quote]

    As a DC resident and someone who attended the swearing in, I can assure you over 50% of the crowd was not from DC.

    Although, while we do lack some class in the District, we have not quite reached Bostonian or Philadelphian levels … yet.[/quote]
    Yea, cuz everyone knows Washington fans are as classy as they come…

  • Kek | January 21, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”311060″][quote comment=”311047″]a. Yes, he’s the one that said Mike Vick would have been better off raping a woman than getting caught with fighting dogs.[/quote]
    Might not be PC, but judging from the backlash and prison sentence he faced compared with the backlash and prison sentence Kobe Bryant faced, I don’t see where he’s wrong.[/quote]
    I don’t know about that…as I recall, Kobe would have gotten a shit load of time had he been convicted. Wasn’t that case dropped because the girl wouldn’t testify?

    Either way, it’s a stupid fucking thing to say.

  • Peter | January 21, 2009 at 2:34 pm |

    Hasn’t Washington always graced us with “class”

    http://www.uniwatchb...>http://images.google...(15-27-11) http://www.uniwatchb...

  • JTH | January 21, 2009 at 2:37 pm |
  • Dane | January 21, 2009 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”311031″][quote comment=”311026″]Cool article on ESPN.com by John Buccigross about the hockey rink he builds in his back yard….and as a bonus, he’s wearing a Hakan Loob Flames jersey!!

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

    Buccigross is a douchebag. I’d prefer if he fell through his pond.

    And his obsession over Hakan Loob is borderline psychotic.[/quote]

    There’s no need to trash Bucci on this site. You gotta a problem with him, keep it on your own site or ESPN.com, please.

  • JTH | January 21, 2009 at 2:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”311061″][quote comment=”311051″][quote comment=”311033″][quote comment=”311005″]
    Robinson played at Princeton in the late 70s/early 80s. So it may have actually been a Princeton scarf. Kinda works out nicely for him that both his current employer and his alma mater have the same colors.[/quote]

    There was an OS logo on the scarf.[/quote]
    Was there? I didn’t notice that.

    FUCK YOU, TOM BROKAW! You’re a bigger douche than Buccigross.[/quote]

    Uhm… actually, Brokaw corrected himself on-air later and apologized for his mistake. When he first made the comment I was shocked at his lack of knowledge on where the guy coaches, but whatever, you couldn’t see the OSU logo at that point and he DID go to Princeton. The point is, I don’t know very many d-bags that apologize and he did.[/quote]
    Are these sarcasm tags broken again?

  • Dane | January 21, 2009 at 2:41 pm |

    Reebok shows what Colts coach Jim Caldwell will wear on the sidelines in 2009:

    http://www.galacticb...

    Actually, that’s from a list of Star Wars intrusions into sports:
    http://www.galacticb...

  • Teebz | January 21, 2009 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”311066″][quote comment=”311031″][quote comment=”311026″]Cool article on ESPN.com by John Buccigross about the hockey rink he builds in his back yard….and as a bonus, he’s wearing a Hakan Loob Flames jersey!!

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

    Buccigross is a douchebag. I’d prefer if he fell through his pond.

    And his obsession over Hakan Loob is borderline psychotic.[/quote]

    There’s no need to trash Bucci on this site. You gotta a problem with him, keep it on your own site or ESPN.com, please.[/quote]

    Will do. But I addressed the rink and the mention of Hakan Loob, so I covered my bases.

    If negative commentary isn’t allowed regarding anything, then Nike, the Mets, Reebok, hockey… heck, everything is out of bounds.

    [sarcasm]
    Paul, would you mind shutting down your site? It offends me greatly that you have an unhealthy obsession with uniform aesthetics and criticize various endeavours to “improve” the look of sport in general.

    Thanks.
    [/sarcasm]

  • Bizzle | January 21, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

    Teebz, for the first time I clicked on your name and read your blog. I did not realize you had a hockey blog even though I knew you were obsessed with it. As a hockey fan myself, I have to say I’m impressed and intrigued. It is now on my bookmarks right below Paul’s so that now I have two blogs to keep me away from my work all day.

    Kudos to you.

  • JTH | January 21, 2009 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”311070″]Teebz, for the first time I clicked on your name and read your blog. I did not realize you had a hockey blog even though I knew you were obsessed with it. As a hockey fan myself, I have to say I’m impressed and intrigued. It is now on my bookmarks right below Paul’s so that now I have two blogs to keep me away from my work all day.

    Kudos to you.[/quote]
    Funny you mention it. I’ve read his blog plenty of times, but I’d never posted a comment there until about 30 seconds before I saw this.

  • Teebz | January 21, 2009 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”311070″]Teebz, for the first time I clicked on your name and read your blog. I did not realize you had a hockey blog even though I knew you were obsessed with it. As a hockey fan myself, I have to say I’m impressed and intrigued. It is now on my bookmarks right below Paul’s so that now I have two blogs to keep me away from my work all day.

    Kudos to you.[/quote]

    No worries, Bizzle! I try not to hijack Paul’s blog because I feel it isn’t right to steal traffic.

    Besides, my site tends to pop in hockey searches quite regularly. ;o)

  • hockey guy | January 21, 2009 at 4:10 pm |

    Butch Goring of the Isles was the first to go with all Velcro lace ups.

  • hockey guy | January 21, 2009 at 4:26 pm |
  • Chris | January 21, 2009 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”311048″]Obama wasn’t the only southpaw in the parade.

    http://chicago.about...
    Did anyone else see that and notice that they took the Lincoln mascot from the Nationals, which could be seen by the Nationals logo on his left breast?
    [quote comment=”311057″][quote comment=”311006″][quote comment=”310976″]Not exactly uni-related, but “Na Na Na Na Hey Hey Goodbye”‘s Wiki page already indicates that the crowd on the mall serenaded 43 with the song on his way out of town.[/quote]

    Stay classy, DC!!![/quote]

    As a DC resident and someone who attended the swearing in, I can assure you over 50% of the crowd was not from DC.

    Although, while we do lack some class in the District, we have not quite reached Bostonian or Philadelphian levels … yet.[/quote]
    And what have the fine citizens of Boston done? and at least we have a real vote in the House.

  • JR Boucicaut | January 21, 2009 at 5:20 pm |

    Not sure what to make of the new NHL officials’ jersey – looks like they’ve got the EDGE sock stripes on the sleeves.

  • scott | January 21, 2009 at 5:20 pm |

    Hope the Pirates create an Indians- or Phillies-style third uniform that resembles an old-time jersey.

  • Teebz | January 21, 2009 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”311076″]Not sure what to make of the new NHL officials’ jersey – looks like they’ve got the EDGE sock stripes on the sleeves.[/quote]

    I’m saving my wrath for my blog tomorrow.

    Paul may ban me with some of the language I want to use. LOL

  • NickTav | January 21, 2009 at 5:26 pm |

    Hmm, I’ve enjoyed Teebz blog and Buccigross’ mailbag. I hope I haven’t entered some bizarre parallel universe.

  • Dane | January 21, 2009 at 5:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”311054″][quote comment=”311049″]there’s an article on page 2 about sand volleyball becoming a sanctioned NCAA sport and what they might wear

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

    i may have to do a weekend piece on this[/quote]

    If you feel the need to do any on-site research, may I recommend a trip to Austin?
    http://www.aussiesba...

    I’ve been there a couple of times, and have seen varsity players from the Univ. of Texas on the sand.

  • JR Boucicaut | January 21, 2009 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”311078″][quote comment=”311076″]Not sure what to make of the new NHL officials’ jersey – looks like they’ve got the EDGE sock stripes on the sleeves.[/quote]

    I’m saving my wrath for my blog tomorrow.

    Paul may ban me with some of the language I want to use. LOL[/quote]

    Ha, can’t wait. I mean, the silver armband never came to fruition but I think this is worse.

  • NickTav | January 21, 2009 at 5:29 pm |

    Although, I did just forget the ‘ in “Teebz’ blog,” or should it be “Teebz’s blog?” I’m just going to show myself out now.

  • LI Phil | January 21, 2009 at 5:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”311082″]Although, I did just forget the ‘ in “Teebz’ blog,” or should it be “Teebz’s blog?” I’m just going to show myself out now.[/quote]

    well…if you go by this…it’d be Teebz’s

  • Bob A | January 21, 2009 at 5:54 pm |

    Shorpy strikes again with a great old football picture. Very cool look at early shoulder pads.

  • Noelski | January 21, 2009 at 6:37 pm |

    speaking of butch goring, i’ve always was fascinated with his helmet. very minimal.

  • noonan | January 21, 2009 at 6:38 pm |

    Here’s video of the Packers playing a team of cops. They’ve had teams playing games like this for years, including in my hometown just north of Green Bay, but I haven’t found any pictures yet.
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Noelski | January 21, 2009 at 6:38 pm |

    ah shoot i think i caught the Bucci syndrome

  • noonan | January 21, 2009 at 6:40 pm |

    Oh, should’ve waited before I posted the last comment. Pic of the “Green Machine” posing with their opponents.
    http://www.mattapps....

  • subway | January 21, 2009 at 6:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”310997″]”A league source tells Point Blank that while the deadline has passed, the Islanders are still working with the NHL to clear their vintage mid-’70s jerseys as their primary uniform for next season.”

    Now if the Sharks and the Bruins would do the same. Others, too, but it would be a start, short of the teams telling Reebok to fornicate themselves with an iron stick every time they come out with a Roller Hockey inspired clown outfit…[/quote]
    The Bruins jersey actually is one of the better ones, as it harkens back to Bobby Orr, Espo etc. And the Sharks’ is better than their previous one.
    Now if the Blues and Oilers were to ditch their EDGE jerseys in favor of their old look then you have something.

  • Johnny O | January 21, 2009 at 7:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”311087″]Here’s video of the Packers playing a team of cops. They’ve had teams playing games like this for years, including in my hometown just north of Green Bay, but I haven’t found any pictures yet.
    http://www.youtube.c...

    I recall as a youngster seeing a few Packers come to my hometown in Wisconsin play against out local cops for charity. I even got Mark Chamura’s autograph! (This was well before the scandal…in fact, I don’t even think Chewy was popular or a good TE yet)
    ____________________________________________

    On a different note:
    Has anyone scooped up a program of the upcoming Super Bowl? I was just curious because they usually have the logo for next years SB in the issue somewhere and really want to see it.

  • Bob A | January 21, 2009 at 7:18 pm |

    Don’t know why the Shorpy link doesn’t show up on my screen.

    http://www.shorpy.co...

  • husul | January 21, 2009 at 7:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”311086″]speaking of butch goring, i’ve always was fascinated with his helmet. very minimal.[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure he wore the same helmet from Junior until he retired from the NHL

  • husul | January 21, 2009 at 7:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”311093″][quote comment=”311086″]speaking of butch goring, i’ve always was fascinated with his helmet. very minimal.[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure he wore the same helmet from Junior until he retired from the NHL[/quote]

    Go crazy….different Goring ‘helmet legends’

    http://www.google.ca...

  • Noelski | January 21, 2009 at 7:55 pm |

    great legends!! i remember some years ago i went looking for a goring style helmet and ended up finding a gretzky style jofa at the local dollar tree.

  • Lwiedy | January 21, 2009 at 8:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”310978″]That Royals patch is awesome! As a loyal Royals fan I am proud to celebrate this milestone. Please allow all Royals fans this celebration, even though in recent years they have not come close to matching the success of the 70s and 80s and early 90s, I am a fan since birth and I am proud of that.[/quote]

    I said it before and even though my team has adopted one, I’ll still say it: Any anniversary patches other than 25, 50, 75, etc. are lame. Just a weak marketing ploy to replace the typical “Royals Baseball, It’s A Hit” slogans derived each year.

    Every anniversary they celebrate is just another reminder that there has been nothing to celebrate since 1985.

    Few have rooted for this team as long as I have and they are so far removed from what made the first 20 years so great it’s almost insulting that this group attaches itself to that era in any fashion. Try earning the association it with more than one .500+ season in the last 15 years.

  • Lwiedy | January 21, 2009 at 8:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”311058″]The Reds last Spring in Sarasota has led to a “Sunset Season” logo. Yet another team leaving for Arizona.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/c...

    Speaking of lame. Not sure where this logo came from, the club or city. Either way it’s really ridiculous. The club’s very reasonable request for upgraded facilities were rejected by the shortsighted city. The city obviously didn’t really care to keep the team or not. There isn’t any nostalgia involved as the Reds were only there for slightly more than a decade. So who’s celebrating this?

  • S. Bennett | January 21, 2009 at 9:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”311093″][quote comment=”311086″]speaking of butch goring, i’ve always was fascinated with his helmet. very minimal.[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure he wore the same helmet from Junior until he retired from the NHL[/quote]

    Yup. hat helmet was, in fact a JOFA helmet. Same company as Gretzky’s lid. And, for the record, his skates were fastened with buckles, not velcro.

    SB

  • =bg= | January 21, 2009 at 9:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”311051″][quote comment=”311033″][quote comment=”311005″]
    Robinson played at Princeton in the late 70s/early 80s. So it may have actually been a Princeton scarf. Kinda works out nicely for him that both his current employer and his alma mater have the same colors.[/quote]

    There was an OS logo on the scarf.[/quote]
    Was there? I didn’t notice that.

    FUCK YOU, TOM BROKAW! You’re a bigger douche than Buccigross.[/quote]

    Clean up the language, please. Not needed.

  • Beardface | January 21, 2009 at 10:03 pm |

    Virginia Tech literally caps off its 100th year of basketball by beating #1 Wake Forest.

    And when I say literally, I mean literally. First basketball game was January 22, 1909.

    And yes, to make this UW-appropriate, there is a 100th anniversary logo…

  • Ken | January 21, 2009 at 10:12 pm |

    2001 NHL all star game: to cash in on the olympics in 2002 the NHL decied to do a North America vs. the World. The Goalies had different color jersey (like soccer) and the World team had the name below the jersey (like the do in European leagues)

  • scott | January 21, 2009 at 10:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”311097″][quote comment=”311058″]The Reds last Spring in Sarasota has led to a “Sunset Season” logo. Yet another team leaving for Arizona.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/c...

    Speaking of lame. Not sure where this logo came from, the club or city. Either way it’s really ridiculous. The club’s very reasonable request for upgraded facilities were rejected by the shortsighted city.

    The city obviously didn’t really care to keep the team or not. There isn’t any nostalgia involved as the Reds were only there for slightly more than a decade. So who’s celebrating this?[/quote]

    I’m sure Sarasota will do just fine without the Reds. The Reds trained for decades in Tampa, where they had real history, but have since played in Plant City and Sarasota and now are virtual transients.

  • mtjaws | January 21, 2009 at 10:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”311102″][quote comment=”311097″][quote comment=”311058″]The Reds last Spring in Sarasota has led to a “Sunset Season” logo. Yet another team leaving for Arizona.
    http://mlb.mlb.com/c...

    Speaking of lame. Not sure where this logo came from, the club or city. Either way it’s really ridiculous. The club’s very reasonable request for upgraded facilities were rejected by the shortsighted city.

    The city obviously didn’t really care to keep the team or not. There isn’t any nostalgia involved as the Reds were only there for slightly more than a decade. So who’s celebrating this?[/quote]

    I’m sure Sarasota will do just fine without the Reds. The Reds trained for decades in Tampa, where they had real history, but have since played in Plant City and Sarasota and now are virtual transients.[/quote]

    The Orioles are playing Lauderdale vs Sarasota (and Vero Beach/Dodgertown too) in a bid to get an upgraded facility. And with the Reds leaving, that will leave an odd number of teams so every day will have a few splitsquads or a team off.

  • husul | January 22, 2009 at 2:50 am |

    Found this about Goring too:

    “Goring was famous for a helmet that he was given when he was 12 years old and continued to wear his entire professional career. He was also known for being one of the poorer dressers in the league, a fact confirmed by a robber. On a road trip with the Kings, a burglar sneaked into his hotel room and took everything that belonged to his roommate but left all of Goring’s clothes hanging in the closet untouched.”

    http://www.legendsof...

  • Jordan Bragg | January 22, 2009 at 6:40 am |

    An interesting, unintentional Reebok vs. Nike competition has taken place in one of today’s pictures – the first photo from the Philadelphia Phantoms game. It shows Daniel Briere, who plays for the Flyers, but was sent down to the Phantoms to rehab an injury. He has an endorsement contract with Nike/Bauer. Reebok has contract with the AHL that all helmets, gloves, and sticks used in AHL games must be made by Reebok or CCM (a Reebok subsidiary). Briere is still wearing all his regular Nike/Bauer equipment in the photo, despite the Reebok/AHL agreement. Nike, 1 – Reebok, 0.