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A Worthy Challenger to Ricko: The Doc Ginn Files

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A few weeks ago I received an e-mail from a reader whose name I didn’t recognize. “Hello!” it began. “I’ve been collecting material from pro teams since I was a kid in the ’60s. I recently was going through some of the old stuff and thought your readers might like to see a couple of the images.” He attached some very good scans, including a 1953 Globetrotters program cover, a 1973 San Diego Conquistadors program cover (note that the game was at SDSU), a Chuck Canuck coaster, and a very poorly posed team portrait. “If you like these,” he said, “I have some more that I would be glad to share.”

Such was my introduction to Will “Doc” Ginn, a small-town family doctor from Ohio (that’s an Orlando Thunder jersey that he’s wearing in the photo, not hospital scrubs). How did he acquire all this stuff? “When I was a kid, I would basically just write to any professional sports franchise I could get an address from, and ask them to send me things,” he says. “A lot of times they did: stickers, team photos, schedules, etc. Sometimes, I’d just get a souvenir price list. But for several years there, I was writing to every team I could find — minors, majors, you name it. And I never threw any of it away. I carefully opened the envelopes and saved them, as well as all the contents. It’s all been shifted around the state with me as my wife and I have moved about, but it’s all been in my current home for the last 17 years.”

Faaaascinating. So how does Doc keep all this stuff organized? “When I had this house built, I put in my own study and had special drawers built in the bookcases to contain all my stuff,” he says. “I have about a dozen of these type of drawers, all with some of the items in them. It’s not as well organized as I’d like, but…”

Naturally, I’m always in the market for free material interesting sports graphics, so I encouraged Doc to send anything he thought the Uni Watch readership would dig. Here’s some of what he’s sent since then:

• “This is a patch I got from the Minnesota Fighting Saints,” says Doc. Love that golden shoelace.

• “My dad was a rep for Sand-Knit, which made the uniforms for the World Football League in the 1970s,” says Doc. “This is the cover of the press packet introducing the new league. Interesting to see how many of those rules are now in use in the NFL.”

• Excellent Dayton Gems yearbook cover here.

• I love this Albuquerque Dukes program cover. Note that the pitcher is wearing No. 1.

• “The 76ers sent me individual pictures of their whole team in 1971,” says Doc. “You don’t see this jersey too much. Of course, you don’t see Connie Dierking too much, either.”

• “The Cincinnati Royals sent me a full set of team photos, too. This one features the captain’s ‘C’ on Tom Van Arsdale’s jersey.”

• “This is the ‘Press Guide’ from the 1973-74 Hershey Bears hockey team,” says Doc, clearly repressing a smirk. “I’m fascinated by its crudeness.”

• Here’s a rarity: a World Team Tennis program!

• Good assortment of press guides from the Cincy Royals, Green Bay Packers, and Chicago Bulls.

• Want to impress your sweetie on Valentine’s Day? Get her something from this gift catalog.

• Y’know, nothing says “classy” like a team portrait that paraphrases Hitler.

That’s enough for now. But I think there’s a decent chance we’ll be hearing more from Doc in the not-too-distant future. Big thanks to him for sharing these treasures from his stash.

Raffle Results: The bad news is that unless your name is Justine DeCotis, you didn’t win the soccer club jacket; the good news is that I’ve got three more raffles lined up for the next three weeks. Stay tuned.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Shea Stadium, more fun than ever! … As you may recall, Uni Watch pastry chef Elena Elms sent me some baseball-shaped shortbread cookies back around Xmastime. Now she reports that a commercial operation is getting in on the act. “Too bad the team logos aren’t on the cookies themselves,” she says. “Still a good idea — not enough sweets at ballparks. I bought my baseball cookie cutter, with which I made your holiday shortbreads, from this company. Their cookies are almost as good as mine.” … Here’s more about Trent Dilfer wearing Terry Bradshaw’s facemask for one game in 1998. Still no photos, though (with thanks to David Plante for the article). … Jeff Ash sent in some info on a now-deceased Wisconsin woman who made her own bowling shirts inspired by her African-American heritage. Further info here and here. … Ah, now it all makes sense: According to Darryl Strawberry’s upcoming book (excerpted here), Mets equipment manager Charlie Samuels once walked in on Straw engaging in a very personalized coaching session with a female fan in the Mets clubhouse. The incident no doubt left the emotional scars that have led Samuels to ruin the team’s uniform program over the past decade. … And speaking of emotional scars related to nakedness. … The Vancouver Olympics torch design and torchbearer’s uniform have been unveiled. Further info here (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm and Phil). … “As you know the AHL has both the Norfolk Admirals and Milwaukee Admirals,” writes Tris Wykes. “The latter was in the IHL for years. When the two leagues merged, both Admirals kept their nicknames. Here you can see Karl Goehring, who was briefly on Norfolk’s roster last season, wearing his Milwaukee Admirals mask with his Norfolk Admirals uniform. Weird, huh?” … New anniversary logo for the Raiders. … New penny designs! … First three pics in this gallery feature some killer socks (with thanks to Brad Keppler). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Lots of jerseys that appeared in movies available here. … The Nats introduced Adam Dunn to the media yesterday, and here’s a new wrinkle: They provided a jersey for Dunn’s son. NOB lettering looks a little big, no? (With thanks to Trevor Williams.) … Remember this? Here’s a much clearer version, and here’s the other Williams. Not clear why the first initials were handled differently (screen grabs, both from the 1980 AFC championship game, courtesy of Mako Mameli). … This happy Xmas moment brought to you by Sears. That’s Paul Ricciardi, circa 1973 or ’74. … Here’s something you don’t see very often: Uniforms being discussed on the evening news (thanks, Phil). … Hugh McBride reports that the State Archives of Florida have recently added a stream on Flickr that includes eight photos from the All American Girls Professional Baseball League. … Lots of uni number changes for the Cardinals. … New development in the controversy regarding the Candian Olympic hockey team: They may end up wearing the 1972 Team Canada design (with thanks to Joe Pelletier).

 

114 comments to A Worthy Challenger to Ricko: The Doc Ginn Files

  • scott | February 13, 2009 at 8:09 am |

    James Naismith would roll over in his grave if he saw that now basketball players are wearing football-like pads.

    http://hypebeast.com...

  • Adam | February 13, 2009 at 8:15 am |

    Purdue unveiled new SOD hoops jerseys at midnite, will post pics when i can find em

  • Robert in Dallas | February 13, 2009 at 8:17 am |

    [quote comment=”314756″]James Naismith would roll over in his grave if he saw that now basketball players are wearing football-like pads.

    http://hypebeast.com...

    I just wish that someone could explain to me why modern basketball players need more padding, while today’s NFL players need less.

  • BigMatt | February 13, 2009 at 8:39 am |

    [quote comment=”314758″][quote comment=”314756″]James Naismith would roll over in his grave if he saw that now basketball players are wearing football-like pads.

    http://hypebeast.com...

    I just wish that someone could explain to me why modern basketball players need more padding, while today’s NFL players need less.[/quote]

    LOL! That’s what I have been thinking. WRs and DBs go with almost no pads in their pants and basketball players are becoming more and more padded.
    Which would hurt more? Driving for a layup, or catching a pass over the middle?

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2009 at 8:53 am |

    [quote]Which would hurt more? Driving for a layup, or catching a pass over the middle?[/quote]

    when you’re lebron james, you don’t need pads

  • yellowporchhokie | February 13, 2009 at 8:54 am |

    High School basketball mix-up

    http://www.roanoke.c...

  • Hott Rodd | February 13, 2009 at 8:58 am |

    [quote comment=”314760″][quote]Which would hurt more? Driving for a layup, or catching a pass over the middle?[/quote]

    when you’re lebron james, you don’t need pads[/quote]

    My favorite part of this picture is that Lebron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers is at a Cleveland Browns game as a Dallas Cowboys fan, wearing a New York Yankees hat.

    Not quite the same level as the Indians-Yankees series, but close.

  • ESS | February 13, 2009 at 9:00 am |

    That collection of envelopes alone made this one of the best posts ever!

    Keep up the great work.

  • Matt | February 13, 2009 at 9:40 am |

    Today the Miami-Dade County Commissioners are taking the Marlins new stadium proposal to vote. If they vote fails the Marlins would almost certainly leave south florida by 2011 (end of lease at dolphin stadium).

    That being said, a few years back when the Marlins were shopping for a new hometown, there were 2 clear favorites – Portland, Oregon and San Antonio, Texas.

    What would the franchsie change its name to? Any ideas?

    What about uniform colors?

    Just interested in everybody’s thoughts.

  • Namhob | February 13, 2009 at 9:42 am |

    From one of my favorite writers in Cincinnati, C. Trent Rosecrans (who is an avid UniWatch reader) he had someone competent with photoshop create a Washington Nationals cap that better reflects the personality of the team considering their G.M., Jim “Leatherpants” Bowden (a former Reds G.M.) has been trying to put together a team of former Reds for years.

    http://www.1530homer...

  • Mike G | February 13, 2009 at 9:46 am |

    Anybody else notice the diamonds at the bottom of the Raiders’ anniversary logo? Three big ones for SB wins, and two small ones for losses. Not sure why anybody in the Raiders organization would want to commemorate anything about Super Bowl XXXVII…

  • Lomion | February 13, 2009 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”314762″][quote comment=”314760″][quote]Which would hurt more? Driving for a layup, or catching a pass over the middle?[/quote]

    when you’re lebron james, you don’t need pads[/quote]

    My favorite part of this picture is that Lebron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers is at a Cleveland Browns game as a Dallas Cowboys fan, wearing a New York Yankees hat.

    Not quite the same level as the Indians-Yankees series, but close.[/quote]
    This has been mentioned before, but LeBron was pure front runner when it came to sports teams growing up. His favorite basketball team was the Bulls.

    As if I needed more reason to dislike the guy.

  • chance | February 13, 2009 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”314764″]Today the Miami-Dade County Commissioners are taking the Marlins new stadium proposal to vote. If they vote fails the Marlins would almost certainly leave south florida by 2011 (end of lease at dolphin stadium).

    That being said, a few years back when the Marlins were shopping for a new hometown, there were 2 clear favorites – Portland, Oregon and San Antonio, Texas.

    What would the franchsie change its name to? Any ideas?

    What about uniform colors?

    Just interested in everybody’s thoughts.[/quote]

    If they go to Portland (which I would love to see but doubt would happen), it’s gotta be the Beavers. The name’s traditional, and beloved.

    As for uniforms, the one they wear now is worthy of the bigs, so long as they replace the cap logo with their Sunday alternate, like so.

  • mike 2 | February 13, 2009 at 9:49 am |

    “New development in the controversy regarding the Candian Olympic hockey team: They may end up wearing the 1972 Team Canada design (with thanks to Joe Pelletier).”

    Those are the most iconic Canadian jerseys of all time. Please tell me that the NOB will be CANADA in giant letters!

    http://www.thecanadi...

    The most famous photo in hockey history, at least in Canada.

  • interlockingtc | February 13, 2009 at 9:57 am |

    Doc Ginn, thank you.

    Chuck Canuck made my day.

  • Lomion | February 13, 2009 at 10:02 am |

    -Those bowling shirts, and the story behind them, are pretty awesome.

    -F*** the penny! Quit wasting our nations precious copper resourses. Oh wait, I mean zinc resources.

    -I think the giant DUNN on wee Dunn’s jersey is kind of cool, assuming it’s the same size as what’s on Big Dunn’s jersey.

  • Nateisfunny | February 13, 2009 at 10:05 am |

    Sorry if this was mentioned before, but the jerseys for the Rookie Challenge were designed in a fan contest. It wasnt a fan vote, so I’m sure they are garish and over the top, but still cool in my book.
    Few details at the bottom of this story:
    http://www.nba.com/2...

  • Beardface | February 13, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”314769″]”New development in the controversy regarding the Candian Olympic hockey team: They may end up wearing the 1972 Team Canada design (with thanks to Joe Pelletier).”

    Those are the most iconic Canadian jerseys of all time. Please tell me that the NOB will be CANADA in giant letters!

    http://www.thecanadi...

    The most famous photo in hockey history, at least in Canada.[/quote]
    Canada comes out wearing that and the US comes out wearing this and we might have ourselves one sweet lookin Olympic games…

  • Mike G | February 13, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    More Raiders stuff: “According to a team release, the No. 50 in the middle is in the same style of the 1963 team’s sleeve numbers. The 1960 and 2009 numbers in the logo use the same font as the 1963 team’s helmet numerical decal.”

    http://www.sfgate.co...

  • Valjean | February 13, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”314766″]Anybody else notice the diamonds at the bottom of the Raiders’ anniversary logo? Three big ones for SB wins, and two small ones for losses. Not sure why anybody in the Raiders organization would want to commemorate anything about Super Bowl XXXVII…[/quote]

    Yeah, the “3-2” bit with the diamonds struck me as odd too. (The early pasting by the Packers wasn’t exactly memorable either.) And though I agree with Paul that it’s a nice design, just having “50” without something like “seasons” confuses the whole “anniversary vs. seasons” thing.

    Of course, “Commitment to Excellence” has rang a bit hollow the last few years as well. When your once-great franchise has been to one Super Bowl in the last quarter century I suppose you have to throw in the appearances.

  • Ricko | February 13, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    Looks like Doc’s files and mine are nicely complementary.

    Fun stuff. And, yeah, I liked Chuck Canuck, too.

    Too bad teams don’t stage those PR photos anymore. I know the times we did it, sort of for fun, the players loved it. They’d ham it up all over the place. No need for them anymore, though, so would be a waste of time and money for the club.

    —Ricko

  • Lomion | February 13, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”314776″][quote comment=”314766″]Anybody else notice the diamonds at the bottom of the Raiders’ anniversary logo? Three big ones for SB wins, and two small ones for losses. Not sure why anybody in the Raiders organization would want to commemorate anything about Super Bowl XXXVII…[/quote]

    Yeah, the “3-2” bit with the diamonds struck me as odd too. (The early pasting by the Packers wasn’t exactly memorable either.) And though I agree with Paul that it’s a nice design, just having “50” without something like “seasons” confuses the whole “anniversary vs. seasons” thing.

    Of course, “Commitment to Excellence” has rang a bit hollow the last few years as well. When your once-great franchise has been to one Super Bowl in the last quarter century I suppose you have to throw in the appearances.[/quote]
    Don’t devalue Super Bowl Appearances, or you’ll make the Bills fans sad.

  • Vagabond Ben | February 13, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    Potential new England football (soccer) kit leaked. I hate it! I’m interested to hear what other members of the (slightly smaller than the hockey wing) soccer wing of Uni Watch think.

    http://www.offthepos...

  • Teebz | February 13, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    The picture of Goehring only shows him in his AHL Milwaukee mask. Before the Admirals rebranded themselves in the AHL, they wore this logo until 2006.

    Goehring simply wore the “Admirals” mask because he had no home that season. And that’s the only picture of Goehring you’ll see in a Norfolk Admirals uniform.

    He started the 2007-08 season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. After playing two games, he was released. He signed a professional tryout contract with Norfolk, but was released just days later. After appearing in one game for Norfolk, he signed a PTO contract with Syracuse for the remainder of the season.

    Essentially, that helmet and Goehring made a uni-cameo for Norfolk that season.

  • Ricko | February 13, 2009 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”314778″][quote comment=”314776″][quote comment=”314766″]Anybody else notice the diamonds at the bottom of the Raiders’ anniversary logo? Three big ones for SB wins, and two small ones for losses. Not sure why anybody in the Raiders organization would want to commemorate anything about Super Bowl XXXVII…[/quote]

    Yeah, the “3-2” bit with the diamonds struck me as odd too. (The early pasting by the Packers wasn’t exactly memorable either.) And though I agree with Paul that it’s a nice design, just having “50” without something like “seasons” confuses the whole “anniversary vs. seasons” thing.

    Of course, “Commitment to Excellence” has rang a bit hollow the last few years as well. When your once-great franchise has been to one Super Bowl in the last quarter century I suppose you have to throw in the appearances.[/quote]
    Don’t devalue Super Bowl Appearances, or you’ll make the Bills fans sad.[/quote]

    Sort of a last minute change. Originally said “Commitment to Lane Kiffin”
    Before that was “Commitment to Jamarcus Russell”
    Apparently pondered “Committed to Oakland (Except for a Few Seasons in the ’80s”
    And a small band of determined underground fighters in the organization wanted “Al Davis Should Be Committed”
    Finally they just said the hell with and went with their old slogan. Figured no one would notice.

    —Ricko

  • timmy b | February 13, 2009 at 10:26 am |

    to All,

    Thanks for the kind words on the 1933-1958 NFL/AAFC uni database. I hope you find it useful and I enjoy(ed) doing it.

    Thanks to Paul and LIPhil for getting the info up.

    Please drop a line here if you should spot ANY errors or have questions on what you may see.

    But most of the credit has to go to the online databases and the libraries where I unearthed these gems.

    Support your local library!!

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2009 at 10:29 am |

    [quote]Support your local library[/quote]

    what’s a library?

  • Ryan Connelly 40 | February 13, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”314778″][quote comment=”314776″][quote comment=”314766″]Anybody else notice the diamonds at the bottom of the Raiders’ anniversary logo? Three big ones for SB wins, and two small ones for losses. Not sure why anybody in the Raiders organization would want to commemorate anything about Super Bowl XXXVII…[/quote]

    Yeah, the “3-2” bit with the diamonds struck me as odd too. (The early pasting by the Packers wasn’t exactly memorable either.) And though I agree with Paul that it’s a nice design, just having “50” without something like “seasons” confuses the whole “anniversary vs. seasons” thing.

    Of course, “Commitment to Excellence” has rang a bit hollow the last few years as well. When your once-great franchise has been to one Super Bowl in the last quarter century I suppose you have to throw in the appearances.[/quote]
    Don’t devalue Super Bowl Appearances, or you’ll make the Bills fans sad.[/quote]

    hello detroit, cleveland, jacksonville…

    interesting, the raiders web page says:

    “The Raiders are the only team to have been in Super Bowls in the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, and the 2000s and have won the most games of any original AFL franchise.”

    never realized that…

    i really like the logo, and that’s coming from a die-hard steelers fan!

  • steve | February 13, 2009 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”314783″][quote]Support your local library[/quote]

    what’s a library?[/quote]

    The place they hide the books.

  • BigMatt | February 13, 2009 at 10:34 am |

    Gonzaga broke out their new BLACK uniforms last night. Enjoy!
    http://rivals.yahoo....

  • Teebz | February 13, 2009 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”314783″][quote]Support your local library[/quote]

    what’s a library?[/quote]

    It kinda be like a “Blockbuster Video”, but only for dem literate folks. Supposibly, dey got movies on paper called “books”.

    Uppity jerkasses with all their readin’ smarts. LOL

  • chance | February 13, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”314779″]Potential new England football (soccer) kit leaked. I hate it! I’m interested to hear what other members of the (slightly smaller than the hockey wing) soccer wing of Uni Watch think.

    http://www.offthepos...
    I hate it, too.

    I don’t like the red shoulders, I don’t like the grey, and I really hate the very idea of incorporating QR Code.

    How hard can it be to design a classy shirt when you start with white body, red stripe?

  • chance | February 13, 2009 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”314780″]The picture of Goehring only shows him in his AHL Milwaukee mask. Before the Admirals rebranded themselves in the AHL, they wore this logo until 2006.

    Goehring simply wore the “Admirals” mask because he had no home that season. And that’s the only picture of Goehring you’ll see in a Norfolk Admirals uniform.

    He started the 2007-08 season with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. After playing two games, he was released. He signed a professional tryout contract with Norfolk, but was released just days later. After appearing in one game for Norfolk, he signed a PTO contract with Syracuse for the remainder of the season.

    Essentially, that helmet and Goehring made a uni-cameo for Norfolk that season.[/quote]

    I love that mask. Good to see it again, if only briefly.

  • Lomion | February 13, 2009 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”314783″][quote]Support your local library[/quote]

    what’s a library?[/quote]
    It’s where inconsiderate people go to talk on their cell phones.

  • Mike Engle | February 13, 2009 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”314786″]Gonzaga broke out their new BLACK uniforms last night. Enjoy!
    http://rivals.yahoo....
    Ew, yuck, gross, disgusting, vile, awful.
    Ottawa Senators’ thirds suck because they say “Sens.”
    Tampa Bay Lightning’s thirds suck because they say “Bolts.”
    These Gonzaga thirds suck because they say “Zags.”
    Gonzaga: You are not the “Zags.” You are the “Bulldogs.” Please pick “Gonzaga” or “Bulldogs” to place on your jerseys, and nothing else. (Preferably “Gonzaga” because it’s a cool university name, and there many Bulldogs in the country. But not “Zags.” That sucks.)

  • Jeff E. | February 13, 2009 at 10:54 am |

    Interesting in that Sears catalog page for hockey shirts and hats that the Penguins have a dark blue/light blue hat with a black and yellow shirt.

  • Broadway Connie | February 13, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    “…Jeff Ash sent in some info on a now-deceased Wisconsin woman who made her own bowling shirts inspired by her African-American heritage….”

    “…Those bowling shirts, and the story behind them, are pretty awesome…”

    Amen! Great design, great story.

  • Flatbush Flyer | February 13, 2009 at 11:33 am |

    “Mets equipment manager Charlie Samuels once walked in on Straw engaging in a very personalized coaching session with a female fan in the Mets clubhouse.”

    Perhaps this was the beginning of his love affair with Black?

  • HockeyDad | February 13, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”314769″]”New development in the controversy regarding the Candian Olympic hockey team: They may end up wearing the 1972 Team Canada design (with thanks to Joe Pelletier).”

    Those are the most iconic Canadian jerseys of all time. Please tell me that the NOB will be CANADA in giant letters!

    http://www.thecanadi...

    The most famous photo in hockey history, at least in Canada.[/quote]

    That combination would be to good to be true. I still wish I’d used the design for my membership card.

    Does anyone sell copies of the ’72 design?

  • Hott Rodd | February 13, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”314787″][quote comment=”314783″][quote]Support your local library[/quote]

    what’s a library?[/quote]

    It kinda be like a “Blockbuster Video”, but only for dem literate folks. Supposibly, dey got movies on paper called “books”.

    Uppity jerkasses with all their readin’ smarts. LOL[/quote]

    oh you mene a li-BARE-y. Geez spell it write so tha rest ov us kan unnerstan!

  • Brendon | February 13, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    Since when have the Raiders had a commitment to excellence?

  • Stuby | February 13, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”314788″][quote comment=”314779″]Potential new England football (soccer) kit leaked. I hate it! I’m interested to hear what other members of the (slightly smaller than the hockey wing) soccer wing of Uni Watch think.

    http://www.offthepos...
    I hate it, too.

    I don’t like the red shoulders, I don’t like the grey, and I really hate the very idea of incorporating QR Code.

    How hard can it be to design a classy shirt when you start with white body, red stripe?[/quote]
    What the hell is that? Looks like a cow’s tongue running down the sleeve.

  • Stuby | February 13, 2009 at 12:16 pm |

    Man, I love the old Jack-in-the-Box logos on that Phoenix Roadrunners team photo. Reminds me of the good old days of placing your drive-thru order into the clown’s head.

  • JohnBoy | February 13, 2009 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”314797″]Since when have the Raiders had a commitment to excellence?[/quote]

    It’s a typo. It’s supposed to read a “Commitment to Excriment”.

  • Mike McAllister | February 13, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”314779″]Potential new England football (soccer) kit leaked. I hate it! I’m interested to hear what other members of the (slightly smaller than the hockey wing) soccer wing of Uni Watch think.

    http://www.offthepos...

    Would love to see it, but linky-no-worky.

  • Mike McAllister | February 13, 2009 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”314801″][quote comment=”314779″]Potential new England football (soccer) kit leaked. I hate it! I’m interested to hear what other members of the (slightly smaller than the hockey wing) soccer wing of Uni Watch think.

    http://www.offthepos...

    Would love to see it, but linky-no-worky.[/quote]

    Weird, now it works. Doesn’t excite nor offend.

  • Tall Paul | February 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”314766″]Anybody else notice the diamonds at the bottom of the Raiders’ anniversary logo? Three big ones for SB wins, and two small ones for losses. Not sure why anybody in the Raiders organization would want to commemorate anything about Super Bowl XXXVII…[/quote]

    My take on it is that the 2 smaller diamonds don’t commemorate losses, but, rather, wins. One would be the Raiders’ AFL championship win before losing in Super Bowl II and the other would be their AFC championship win before losing in Super Bowl XXXVII.

    If they were commemorating league championship losses then they would have two more smaller diamonds (four total) for their AFL championship losses at the end of the 1968 and 1969 seasons.

  • Jason | February 13, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”314800″][quote comment=”314797″]Since when have the Raiders had a commitment to excellence?[/quote]

    It’s a typo. It’s supposed to read a “Commitment to Excriment”.[/quote]

    Cool that they would have a typo when they meant to type a typo.

    As for that movie jerseys site, something doesn’t smell right to me. I’m skeptical.

  • paul | February 13, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    Virginia is retiring Sean Singletary’s #44 jersey Sunday vs. Clemson.

  • seven | February 13, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”314779″]Potential new England football (soccer) kit leaked. I hate it! I’m interested to hear what other members of the (slightly smaller than the hockey wing) soccer wing of Uni Watch think.

    http://www.offthepos...
    hideous

  • Teebz | February 13, 2009 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”314795″][quote comment=”314769″]”New development in the controversy regarding the Candian Olympic hockey team: They may end up wearing the 1972 Team Canada design (with thanks to Joe Pelletier).”

    Those are the most iconic Canadian jerseys of all time. Please tell me that the NOB will be CANADA in giant letters!

    http://www.thecanadi...

    The most famous photo in hockey history, at least in Canada.[/quote]

    That combination would be to good to be true. I still wish I’d used the design for my membership card.

    Does anyone sell copies of the ’72 design?[/quote]

    River City Sports (all one word with a dot-com) does. I refuse to link to them after having worked there in their shipping/receiving/sweatshop department.

  • DarkAudit | February 13, 2009 at 1:04 pm |

    What’s the font on that Sears ad where it says “National Hockey League Sweatshirts and Caps”?

    Nothing screams 70s (and 70s porn) quite like that font.

  • Tom Servaux | February 13, 2009 at 1:12 pm |

    That being said, a few years back when the Marlins were shopping for a new hometown, there were 2 clear favorites – Portland, Oregon and San Antonio, Texas.

    What would the franchsie change its name to? Any ideas?

    What about uniform colors?

    Just interested in everybody’s thoughts.

    Being a San Antonio native, I was hoping to watch the San Antonio Chupacabras. They could even use the same colors — somewhat reminscent of the old Spurs rainbow logo.

    Alas, that has yet to come to pass…

  • Jason | February 13, 2009 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”314791″][quote comment=”314786″]Gonzaga broke out their new BLACK uniforms last night. Enjoy!
    http://rivals.yahoo....
    Ew, yuck, gross, disgusting, vile, awful.
    Ottawa Senators’ thirds suck because they say “Sens.”
    Tampa Bay Lightning’s thirds suck because they say “Bolts.”
    These Gonzaga thirds suck because they say “Zags.”
    Gonzaga: You are not the “Zags.” You are the “Bulldogs.” Please pick “Gonzaga” or “Bulldogs” to place on your jerseys, and nothing else. (Preferably “Gonzaga” because it’s a cool university name, and there many Bulldogs in the country. But not “Zags.” That sucks.)[/quote]

    Awwwww….did they not consult you?

    Somehow I think their fans (for whom the whole thing is intended) don’t care what you think. Nor do Valpo’s or Bama’s or Penn’s or any one of a number of other teams and schools that don’t think it’s necessary to put their entire official registered name or nickname on things.

    You MAY just have to live with the fact that your opinion isn’t going to carry the day.

  • BigMatt | February 13, 2009 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”314810″][quote comment=”314791″][quote comment=”314786″]Gonzaga broke out their new BLACK uniforms last night. Enjoy!
    http://rivals.yahoo....
    Ew, yuck, gross, disgusting, vile, awful.
    Ottawa Senators’ thirds suck because they say “Sens.”
    Tampa Bay Lightning’s thirds suck because they say “Bolts.”
    These Gonzaga thirds suck because they say “Zags.”
    Gonzaga: You are not the “Zags.” You are the “Bulldogs.” Please pick “Gonzaga” or “Bulldogs” to place on your jerseys, and nothing else. (Preferably “Gonzaga” because it’s a cool university name, and there many Bulldogs in the country. But not “Zags.” That sucks.)[/quote]

    Awwwww….did they not consult you?

    Somehow I think their fans (for whom the whole thing is intended) don’t care what you think. Nor do Valpo’s or Bama’s or Penn’s or any one of a number of other teams and schools that don’t think it’s necessary to put their entire official registered name or nickname on things.

    You MAY just have to live with the fact that your opinion isn’t going to carry the day.[/quote]
    Whoa…someone sounds a little cranky today.

  • chance | February 13, 2009 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”314810″][quote comment=”314791″][quote comment=”314786″]Gonzaga broke out their new BLACK uniforms last night. Enjoy!
    http://rivals.yahoo....
    Ew, yuck, gross, disgusting, vile, awful.
    Ottawa Senators’ thirds suck because they say “Sens.”
    Tampa Bay Lightning’s thirds suck because they say “Bolts.”
    These Gonzaga thirds suck because they say “Zags.”
    Gonzaga: You are not the “Zags.” You are the “Bulldogs.” Please pick “Gonzaga” or “Bulldogs” to place on your jerseys, and nothing else. (Preferably “Gonzaga” because it’s a cool university name, and there many Bulldogs in the country. But not “Zags.” That sucks.)[/quote]

    Awwwww….did they not consult you?

    Somehow I think their fans (for whom the whole thing is intended) don’t care what you think. Nor do Valpo’s or Bama’s or Penn’s or any one of a number of other teams and schools that don’t think it’s necessary to put their entire official registered name or nickname on things.

    You MAY just have to live with the fact that your opinion isn’t going to carry the day.[/quote]
    There’s no call for that. You don’t need to make it personal.

    You don’t share his opinion about the Gonzaga jerseys, fine. State your own. But no need to belittle his.

  • Lwiedy | February 13, 2009 at 1:37 pm |

    Did the first jersey here here inspire this? ;-)

    Also, I think the Kings just had the crown, but the Rangers jersey is the only one that isn’t graphically correct, no?

  • Jeremy Brahm | February 13, 2009 at 1:39 pm |

    Here is a list of names that Portland has had for minor league teams.

    Breakers (USFL)
    Storm (WFL)
    Thunder (WFL)
    Mavericks (A independent baseball)
    Beavers (AAA baseball)
    Rockies (A baseball)
    Buckeroos (WHL)
    Rosebuds (WHL)
    Winter Hawks (WHL juniors)
    Forest Dragons (Arena Football)
    Lumberjax (NLL)
    Pride (CISL)
    Pythons (CSL)
    Rage (RHL)
    Timbers (NASL and USL Division-1, present)

    I am not putting any names out there until the stadium is built. We are not going to be building a major league baseball stadium any time soon. MLS would be another story with a redone PGE Park.

  • Jeff P | February 13, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”314769″]”New development in the controversy regarding the Candian Olympic hockey team: They may end up wearing the 1972 Team Canada design (with thanks to Joe Pelletier).”

    Those are the most iconic Canadian jerseys of all time. Please tell me that the NOB will be CANADA in giant letters!

    http://www.thecanadi...

    The most famous photo in hockey history, at least in Canada.[/quote]
    Don’t get your hopes up. The foundation that owns the jersey design offered to let them use it- any profits from jersey sales would still go to them. Hockey Canada would go with a blank jersey before going to the ’72 uni.

    As for the Marlins Relocating? North Carolina is in need of a team. We were trying to get the twins a while back before they got a new stadium promised.

  • PCDan | February 13, 2009 at 1:54 pm |

    Random question that I feel like someone will know.

    Do professional organizations in other countries move to other cities or is this a strictly American phenomenon?

  • Robert in Dallas | February 13, 2009 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”314809″]That being said, a few years back when the Marlins were shopping for a new hometown, there were 2 clear favorites – Portland, Oregon and San Antonio, Texas.

    What would the franchsie change its name to? Any ideas?

    What about uniform colors?

    Just interested in everybody’s thoughts.

    Being a San Antonio native, I was hoping to watch the San Antonio Chupacabras. They could even use the same colors — somewhat reminscent of the old Spurs rainbow logo.

    Alas, that has yet to come to pass…[/quote]

    I was going to write that San Antonio would never be able to support a Major League team, but then I remembered that Tampa and Miami have never come close to doing so either. Hell, give San Antonio a chance, I say.

    Chupacabras is kind of a mouthful, though.

  • Kurt | February 13, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    Wonder what happened to those old CCCP uniforms – wait, they gave them to an NHL team!!!

    Also, nice file picture in the Milwaukee picture today, Al McGuire presenting George Thompson with a plaque containing his #24 home ‘racer’ jersey – SWEET!!!

  • Ry Co 40 | February 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”314807″][quote comment=”314795″][quote comment=”314769″]”New development in the controversy regarding the Candian Olympic hockey team: They may end up wearing the 1972 Team Canada design (with thanks to Joe Pelletier).”

    Those are the most iconic Canadian jerseys of all time. Please tell me that the NOB will be CANADA in giant letters!

    http://www.thecanadi...

    The most famous photo in hockey history, at least in Canada.[/quote]

    That combination would be to good to be true. I still wish I’d used the design for my membership card.

    Does anyone sell copies of the ’72 design?[/quote]

    River City Sports (all one word with a dot-com) does. I refuse to link to them after having worked there in their shipping/receiving/sweatshop department.[/quote]

    ugh! you worked for them?!?! i sent them a pens jersey to have lemieux’s name and number put on. first they used the wrong material, ripped that off, and put the right stuff on. looked like crap! AND, it’s not centered correctly. sucks!

  • The Ghost of Ross Gload | February 13, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    For the sake of humanity, I hope this isn’t true, but there was an article this morning at the Memphis fan site memphisroar.com stating that the Tigers will break out orange and purple uniforms for their upcoming game against SMU.

    Orange and purple are, of course, the colors of major Memphis sponsor Federal Express. No word on whether that hidden arrow thing will also be on the uniforms.

    I saw the story with my own eyes, but it has since been taken down. I’m going to poke around in my internet cache and see if I can dig something up.

  • chance | February 13, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    I love those racer uniforms. Beautiful.

    That reminds me – there’s a great article in the Times this morning about the Washington Generals, the perennial foes of the Harlem Globetrotters. Good look at some Generals stuff. And check out the slideshow – there’s a vintage pic of the Generals, including Nancy Lieberman!

  • Ry Co 40 | February 13, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”314817″][quote comment=”314809″]That being said, a few years back when the Marlins were shopping for a new hometown, there were 2 clear favorites – Portland, Oregon and San Antonio, Texas.

    What would the franchsie change its name to? Any ideas?

    What about uniform colors?

    Just interested in everybody’s thoughts.

    Being a San Antonio native, I was hoping to watch the San Antonio Chupacabras. They could even use the same colors — somewhat reminscent of the old Spurs rainbow logo.

    Alas, that has yet to come to pass…[/quote]

    I was going to write that San Antonio would never be able to support a Major League team, but then I remembered that Tampa and Miami have never come close to doing so either. Hell, give San Antonio a chance, I say.

    Chupacabras is kind of a mouthful, though.[/quote]

    honestly… i think the MLB should put a team in toronto ro pittsburgh! they seem like good markets!

  • chance | February 13, 2009 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”314815″][quote comment=”314769″]”New development in the controversy regarding the Candian Olympic hockey team: They may end up wearing the 1972 Team Canada design (with thanks to Joe Pelletier).”

    Those are the most iconic Canadian jerseys of all time. Please tell me that the NOB will be CANADA in giant letters!

    http://www.thecanadi...

    The most famous photo in hockey history, at least in Canada.[/quote]
    Don’t get your hopes up. The foundation that owns the jersey design offered to let them use it- any profits from jersey sales would still go to them. Hockey Canada would go with a blank jersey before going to the ’72 uni.

    As for the Marlins Relocating? North Carolina is in need of a team. We were trying to get the twins a while back before they got a new stadium promised.[/quote]

    You had your chance, but wouldn’t pony up for the new stadium. Otherwise, the Twins would have been yours.

  • Jeff Scott | February 13, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    When making junior Dunn’s shirt, perhaps the Nats were inspired by this jersey from Adam’s old team:

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

  • Kenny | February 13, 2009 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”314810″][quote comment=”314791″][quote comment=”314786″]Gonzaga broke out their new BLACK uniforms last night. Enjoy!
    http://rivals.yahoo....
    Ew, yuck, gross, disgusting, vile, awful.
    Ottawa Senators’ thirds suck because they say “Sens.”
    Tampa Bay Lightning’s thirds suck because they say “Bolts.”
    These Gonzaga thirds suck because they say “Zags.”
    Gonzaga: You are not the “Zags.” You are the “Bulldogs.” Please pick “Gonzaga” or “Bulldogs” to place on your jerseys, and nothing else. (Preferably “Gonzaga” because it’s a cool university name, and there many Bulldogs in the country. But not “Zags.” That sucks.)[/quote]

    Awwwww….did they not consult you?

    Somehow I think their fans (for whom the whole thing is intended) don’t care what you think. Nor do Valpo’s or Bama’s or Penn’s or any one of a number of other teams and schools that don’t think it’s necessary to put their entire official registered name or nickname on things.

    You MAY just have to live with the fact that your opinion isn’t going to carry the day.[/quote]

    However, as a Valpo alum, when asked where I went to college I have answered several times Valpo. I don’t think anybody who went to Gonzaga answered, Oh I went to Zags for 4 yrs. Valpo or Penn is perfectly fine. Zags and Bama…dumb

  • Ricko | February 13, 2009 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”314783″][quote]Support your local library[/quote]

    what’s a library?[/quote]

    [quote comment=\”314783\”][quote]Support your local library[/quote]

    what’s a library?[/quote]

    What’s a lie, Barry?

  • Ken | February 13, 2009 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”314828″][quote comment=”314783″][quote]Support your local library[/quote]

    what’s a library?[/quote]

    it is the paperback version of the internet.

  • Blake | February 13, 2009 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote]Jeff Ash sent in some info on a now-deceased Wisconsin woman who made her own bowling shirts inspired by her African-American heritage. [/quote]

    Not to nitpick but shouldn’t that be her ‘African’ heritage?

  • Vagabond Ben | February 13, 2009 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”314816″]Random question that I feel like someone will know.

    Do professional organizations in other countries move to other cities or is this a strictly American phenomenon?[/quote]

    In England, Wimbledon Football Club moved and is now Milton Keynes Dons. They play in League One, although they are in an automatic promotion spot for a move to the Championship.

  • chance | February 13, 2009 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”314830″][quote]Jeff Ash sent in some info on a now-deceased Wisconsin woman who made her own bowling shirts inspired by her African-American heritage. [/quote]

    Not to nitpick but shouldn’t that be her ‘African’ heritage?[/quote]
    No, I think this is correct. She’s combining African patterns and cloth with the bowling shirt tradition of personalization – it’s uniquely worthy of both words in “African-American.”

  • Blake | February 13, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”314832″][quote comment=”314830″][quote]Jeff Ash sent in some info on a now-deceased Wisconsin woman who made her own bowling shirts inspired by her African-American heritage. [/quote]

    Not to nitpick but shouldn’t that be her ‘African’ heritage?[/quote]
    No, I think this is correct. She’s combining African patterns and cloth with the bowling shirt tradition of personalization – it’s uniquely worthy of both words in “African-American.”[/quote]
    Well then shouldn’t she have images on bowling shirts on her bowling shirt? The shirt is just the canvas.

  • chance | February 13, 2009 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”314833″][quote comment=”314832″][quote comment=”314830″][quote]Jeff Ash sent in some info on a now-deceased Wisconsin woman who made her own bowling shirts inspired by her African-American heritage. [/quote]

    Not to nitpick but shouldn’t that be her ‘African’ heritage?[/quote]
    No, I think this is correct. She’s combining African patterns and cloth with the bowling shirt tradition of personalization – it’s uniquely worthy of both words in “African-American.”[/quote]
    Well then shouldn’t she have images on bowling shirts on her bowling shirt? The shirt is just the canvas.[/quote]
    I’m not quite following your first sentence, but the shirt is more than “just the canvas.” The bowling shirt is an art form all its own, with a fascinating tradition.

    At its best, a bowling shirt tells a story – of a community, of an industry, of a company, of a person. Her work is inspired.

  • RickMD | February 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm |

    I love the name Portland Timbers. Reading it hear was the first place I saw or heard it. I think it has a great ring to it.

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2009 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”314783″][quote]Support your local library[/quote]

    what’s a library?[/quote]

    That’s where us cheapskates go to rent movies.

  • Ricko | February 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm |

    “At its best, a bowling shirt tells a story”

    Absolutely, positively that’s true.
    And here might be one of the few places you’ll ever hear it said. LOL.

    Dang it, though, all the great ones I find are too small for me. I mean, I KNOW there were big bowlers out there, of that there can be no doubt.

    Wish I still had one particular one of mine. Royal blue with white bowling pin buttons and the company name on back in white with a bit of black: “DYNA/mation”. I think it used a bowling pin for the “/”.

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | February 13, 2009 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”314817″][quote comment=”314809″]That being said, a few years back when the Marlins were shopping for a new hometown, there were 2 clear favorites – Portland, Oregon and San Antonio, Texas.

    What would the franchsie change its name to? Any ideas?

    What about uniform colors?

    Just interested in everybody’s thoughts.

    Being a San Antonio native, I was hoping to watch the San Antonio Chupacabras. They could even use the same colors — somewhat reminscent of the old Spurs rainbow logo.

    Alas, that has yet to come to pass…[/quote]

    I was going to write that San Antonio would never be able to support a Major League team, but then I remembered that Tampa and Miami have never come close to doing so either. Hell, give San Antonio a chance, I say.

    Chupacabras is kind of a mouthful, though.[/quote]

    Is that supposed to be a pun?
    Chupar is the infinitive: to suck, no?

  • Ry Co 40 | February 13, 2009 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”314837″]”At its best, a bowling shirt tells a story”

    Absolutely, positively that’s true.
    And here might be one of the few places you’ll ever hear it said. LOL.

    Dang it, though, all the great ones I find are too small for me. I mean, I KNOW there were big bowlers out there, of that there can be no doubt.

    Wish I still had one particular one of mine. Royal blue with white bowling pin buttons and the company name on back in white with a bit of black: “DYNA/mation”. I think it used a bowling pin for the “/”.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    sounds like a DIY if i ever heard one…

  • LI Phil | February 13, 2009 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote]Is that supposed to be a pun?
    Chupar is the infinitive: to suck, no?[/quote]

    i think it literally means “goatsuckers”…some mythological beast or something

  • Jeff P | February 13, 2009 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”314838″][quote comment=”314817″][quote comment=”314809″]That being said, a few years back when the Marlins were shopping for a new hometown, there were 2 clear favorites – Portland, Oregon and San Antonio, Texas.

    What would the franchsie change its name to? Any ideas?

    What about uniform colors?

    Just interested in everybody’s thoughts.

    Being a San Antonio native, I was hoping to watch the San Antonio Chupacabras. They could even use the same colors — somewhat reminscent of the old Spurs rainbow logo.

    Alas, that has yet to come to pass…[/quote]

    I was going to write that San Antonio would never be able to support a Major League team, but then I remembered that Tampa and Miami have never come close to doing so either. Hell, give San Antonio a chance, I say.

    Chupacabras is kind of a mouthful, though.[/quote]

    Is that supposed to be a pun?
    Chupar is the infinitive: to suck, no?[/quote]

    Mexican mythical beast. The Goat Sucker. Legend has it they come at night and eat livestock.

    It actually rolls off the tongue quite well.

  • Squiddie | February 13, 2009 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”314831″]In England, Wimbledon Football Club moved and is now Milton Keynes Dons. They play in League One, although they are in an automatic promotion spot for a move to the Championship.[/quote]

    And everyone hates them for it. Seriously, seriously hates them.

    More often teams are in danger of going out of business. The big clubs are OK, but anyone not in the Premier League seems to be one or two steps away from receivership.

  • Lomion | February 13, 2009 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”314841″][quote comment=”314838″][quote comment=”314817″][quote comment=”314809″]That being said, a few years back when the Marlins were shopping for a new hometown, there were 2 clear favorites – Portland, Oregon and San Antonio, Texas.

    What would the franchsie change its name to? Any ideas?

    What about uniform colors?

    Just interested in everybody’s thoughts.

    Being a San Antonio native, I was hoping to watch the San Antonio Chupacabras. They could even use the same colors — somewhat reminscent of the old Spurs rainbow logo.

    Alas, that has yet to come to pass…[/quote]

    I was going to write that San Antonio would never be able to support a Major League team, but then I remembered that Tampa and Miami have never come close to doing so either. Hell, give San Antonio a chance, I say.

    Chupacabras is kind of a mouthful, though.[/quote]

    Is that supposed to be a pun?
    Chupar is the infinitive: to suck, no?[/quote]

    Mexican mythical beast. The Goat Sucker. Legend has it they come at night and eat livestock.

    It actually rolls off the tongue quite well.[/quote]
    The latin of “Goatsucker” (Caprimulgidae) is actually the scientific name of a group of birds, which include the whip-poor-wills and chuck-will’s-widows some of you may be familiar with. The folk legend was that they would land under goats and drink their milk during the night. This is, of course, untrue, but probably was some kind of precursor to the chupacabra legend. Most animals that people claim are chupacabras just prove to be mummified dogs and such.

    That didn’t even faintly relate to uniforms, did it?

  • WarDameEagle | February 13, 2009 at 4:15 pm |

    Why did they give Dunn that particular home jersey? It has the old Captain America sleeve patch. The home jerseys now have the interlocking DC patch.

    http://images.cbsspo...

  • WarDameEagle | February 13, 2009 at 4:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”314844″]Why did they give Dunn that particular home jersey? It has the old Captain America sleeve patch. The home jerseys now have the interlocking DC patch.

    http://images.cbsspo...

    It’s probably just a recycled Chad Cordero jersey:

    http://cache.daylife...

  • Matt | February 13, 2009 at 4:21 pm |

    When I posted the comment about the Marlins, I had no idea we would be at Chupacabra myths in less than 8 hours.

  • Ricko | February 13, 2009 at 4:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”314846″]When I posted the comment about the Marlins, I had no idea we would be at Chupacabra myths in less than 8 hours.[/quote]

    It took 8 hours? Must be the Friday blahs.

  • Teebz | February 13, 2009 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”314819″]
    ugh! you worked for them?!?! i sent them a pens jersey to have lemieux’s name and number put on. first they used the wrong material, ripped that off, and put the right stuff on. looked like crap! AND, it’s not centered correctly. sucks![/quote]

    The work is outsourced to a company that used to have the NHL license. Since the Jets left, they no longer do, so the people putting the names on jerseys no longer have to be skilled in cutting or sewing NHL fonts. In fact, I refuse to take any jersey there because profit on every piece of merchandise is over 100%. Highway-effing-robbery.

    Yet RCS Still uses the emblem/embroidery because RCS sends business to them (money in both companies’ pockets). Cheap? Yes. Illegal? You betcha. None of it is done in-house, yet RCS will tell the NHL it is so they keep their license, and they can continue to have this other company do the sewing. By the way, no job has ever cost $75 USD ever. Maximum for the nameplates/numbers on an NHL jersey? NYI Fisherman at $65/jersey. RCS charged $130/jersey.

    The only benefit that came out of there is that I can spot a NHL jersey knock-off in seconds. And I catch mistakes on jerseys like there’s no tomorrow.

  • Ry Co 40 | February 13, 2009 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”314848″][quote comment=”314819″]
    ugh! you worked for them?!?! i sent them a pens jersey to have lemieux’s name and number put on. first they used the wrong material, ripped that off, and put the right stuff on. looked like crap! AND, it’s not centered correctly. sucks![/quote]

    The work is outsourced to a company that used to have the NHL license. Since the Jets left, they no longer do, so the people putting the names on jerseys no longer have to be skilled in cutting or sewing NHL fonts. In fact, I refuse to take any jersey there because profit on every piece of merchandise is over 100%. Highway-effing-robbery.

    Yet RCS Still uses the emblem/embroidery because RCS sends business to them (money in both companies’ pockets). Cheap? Yes. Illegal? You betcha. None of it is done in-house, yet RCS will tell the NHL it is so they keep their license, and they can continue to have this other company do the sewing. By the way, no job has ever cost $75 USD ever. Maximum for the nameplates/numbers on an NHL jersey? NYI Fisherman at $65/jersey. RCS charged $130/jersey.

    The only benefit that came out of there is that I can spot a NHL jersey knock-off in seconds. And I catch mistakes on jerseys like there’s no tomorrow.[/quote]

    just send your jerseys to joe h… easy as that!

  • Ricko | February 13, 2009 at 4:44 pm |

    “Mexican mythical beast. The Goat Sucker. Legend has it they come at night and eat livestock.”

    Mythical beat. Comes and night and eats the garbage at Taco Bell: Chalupacabra.

  • chance | February 13, 2009 at 4:47 pm |

    0.3 ounce Tequila, 0.3 ounce Triple Sec, 0.3 ounce 151 Proof Rum, 0.3 ounce Sour Apple Schnapps, comes at Saturday Night and eats away at your palate: El Chupa Libre.

  • Kurt | February 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm |

    Los Chupacabras – my favorite Art Bell topic of all time…

  • J-Dub | February 13, 2009 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”314851″]0.3 ounce Tequila, 0.3 ounce Triple Sec, 0.3 ounce 151 Proof Rum, 0.3 ounce Sour Apple Schnapps, comes at Saturday Night and eats away at your palate: El Chupa Libre.[/quote]
    Candy is dandy, http://www.chupachup...
    But liquor is quicker

  • chance | February 13, 2009 at 5:05 pm |

    “Gather round children for the Legend of El Chupa Nibre
    He creeps and crawls in the midnight hush,
    Silent as a low flow toilet flush,
    Watch your step, cause sooner or later,
    He’ll eat you whole, and half your alligator”

  • JeffDem | February 13, 2009 at 5:08 pm |

    New Purdue Basketball Uni’s.

    http://farm4.static....

    Meh. Home aren’t much different and I’m not a big fan of the “black on black” road ones. Oh well. At least Nike didn’t go out in left field.

  • RedWing in Colorado | February 13, 2009 at 5:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”314855″]New Purdue Basketball Uni’s.

    http://farm4.static....

    Meh. Home aren’t much different and I’m not a big fan of the “black on black” road ones. Oh well. At least Nike didn’t go out in left field.[/quote]

    Am I mis-remembering a Purdue uni that had railroad tracks on the side of the shorts? I have this picture of that in my mind, and I either want them to do it for the first time, or to design a uni that has a railroad track on the shorts.

    Maybe it was the football pants. 5 minutes of googling has revealed nothing…..

  • BigMatt | February 13, 2009 at 6:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”314856″][quote comment=”314855″]New Purdue Basketball Uni’s.

    http://farm4.static....

    Meh. Home aren’t much different and I’m not a big fan of the “black on black” road ones. Oh well. At least Nike didn’t go out in left field.[/quote]

    Am I mis-remembering a Purdue uni that had railroad tracks on the side of the shorts? I have this picture of that in my mind, and I either want them to do it for the first time, or to design a uni that has a railroad track on the shorts.

    Maybe it was the football pants. 5 minutes of googling has revealed nothing…..[/quote]

    The womens team had uniforms with the train tracks – it might have been back when they won the title, around ’99, I think.

  • DenverGregg | February 13, 2009 at 6:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”314809″]That being said, a few years back when the Marlins were shopping for a new hometown, there were 2 clear favorites – Portland, Oregon and San Antonio, Texas.

    What would the franchsie change its name to? Any ideas?

    What about uniform colors?

    Just interested in everybody’s thoughts.

    Being a San Antonio native, I was hoping to watch the San Antonio Chupacabras. They could even use the same colors — somewhat reminscent of the old Spurs rainbow logo.

    Alas, that has yet to come to pass…[/quote]
    Portland Beavers has a great history, but might run into trouble given the two local state schools. Portland Pioneers has a nice ring to it. In less politically-correct times, Portland Lumbermen could have worked really well. I think any Portland team should wear green.

    San Antonio Alamos would be sweet, as would the Vaqueros or the Ropers. The latter two could use rope-style lettering. Maybe the Lobos.

    Now the Durham Bulls as a replacement for the Miami Marlins is an interesting idea – as is the Nashville Sounds.

  • Ricko | February 13, 2009 at 7:11 pm |

    DIYers, check out this seller…
    http://stores.shop.e...

    –Ricko

  • Ricko | February 13, 2009 at 7:17 pm |

    More for DIYers…
    Just for fun, I went to ebay and searched “defunct”. That’s all.

    Some fun stuff comes up.

    —Ricko

  • mako | February 13, 2009 at 7:22 pm |

    Awesome stash, Doc! I’m still wondering what a “STYLIZED ‘LEAGUE LOOK'” means.

    Doc’s story reminds me of my senior year in college, when my roomies and I posted all our rejection letters from potential employers on our living room wall. (There were quite a few.) My personal favorite was from Bob Bass, then GM of the Spurs – there’s been a lot on the Spurs today, no? – who sent me a very kind letter after I wrote to him inquiring if he could use a short, slow point guard who couldn’t shoot, couldn’t jump, and could only go to his left. Damn, I wish I still had it.

    And that is without doubt the coolest bowling shirt ever.

  • pk | February 13, 2009 at 7:31 pm |

    Avery to make his Hartford Debut!!

    http://www.sportsnet...

    I got row 6 (and hopefully a Dawes bobblehead!!)

    Hopefully I’ll get some great pics!!

  • Erich | February 13, 2009 at 8:08 pm |

    NBA All-Star Celebrity game is featuring the All Star Game jerseys from the last time the game was in Phoenix.

  • Mike Engle | February 13, 2009 at 8:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”314862″]Avery to make his Hartford Debut!!

    http://www.sportsnet...

    I got row 6 (and hopefully a Dawes bobblehead!!)

    Hopefully I’ll get some great pics!![/quote]
    I pray he gets his very own, brand new jersey made just for him. Heaven forbid he have to wear somebody’s sloppy seconds.

  • Tony Miller | February 13, 2009 at 9:08 pm |

    As Iowa unveils their new jerseys over the weekend, does anybody know when they last wore gold jerseys? (It was pre-Lickliter, so probably Feb. or March 2007.)

  • Mike Engle | February 13, 2009 at 9:14 pm |

    As seen here in a SI.com gallery, a rare case of Schott-era non-black shoes. (It’s Pete Rose wearing red, low-cut Chucks, natch.)

  • JeffDem | February 13, 2009 at 9:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”314856″][quote comment=”314855″]New Purdue Basketball Uni’s.

    http://farm4.static....

    Meh. Home aren’t much different and I’m not a big fan of the “black on black” road ones. Oh well. At least Nike didn’t go out in left field.[/quote]

    Am I mis-remembering a Purdue uni that had railroad tracks on the side of the shorts? I have this picture of that in my mind, and I either want them to do it for the first time, or to design a uni that has a railroad track on the shorts.

    Maybe it was the football pants. 5 minutes of googling has revealed nothing…..[/quote]

    Not a great shot, but maybe these?

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

  • Beardface | February 13, 2009 at 9:38 pm |

    Between the purple and orange jerseys, Beasley’s purple shoe and orange shoe, the foul line circle turned into an orange sun, and the screaming kids dressed in pink in the stands, this might be the ugliest all-star event… EVER

  • Bernd | February 13, 2009 at 10:15 pm |

    Funny thing I noticed on a Premier League jersey today:

    I bought a Tottenham Hotspur away jersey from Subside Sports in Berlin in December, and ordered Luka Modric, #14 on the back. Modric’s name, spelled correctly, has a left-to-right-rising accent over the C, however. Subside didn’t have this character, but since I was moving to London, I figured I’d just add the accent there.

    When I got my jersey, it turned out that the numbers on the back were a felt-type material. I’ve bought jerseys at Tottenham Hotspur’s official shop before and they always had numbers made of thin rubber. Subside, however, only ever sells authentic licensed merchandise, and their numbers did correspond exact to PL replica specs.

    I took the jersey to the White Hart Lane megastore today to have the accent added, and immediately the guy working the lettering machine goes: “Oh, we don’t have those felt numbers. They’re more durable though. But we only do the rubber numbers.”

    Meanwhile, I had standard PL numbers done up on an Everton jersey yesterday at Lillywhite’s on Piccadilly Circus, and those were rubber numbers just like what Spurs have at their shop.

    So, to recap: If you buy a Premier League jersey and get felt numbers on the back, it’s not necessarily a fake. There’s just a good chance that the lettering wasn’t done in England. The Premier League sleeve patches, by the way, are the same in both places.

    My Modric jersey now has felt numbers and letters and a rubber accent over the C, which I think is kind of a neat story. Just wondering, though, has anyone had any experience ordering lettered-up PL jerseys from merchants in other countries? Are the felt numbers specific to Germany, or how does it work?

  • Seth | February 13, 2009 at 11:11 pm |

    I flipped over to ESPN for SC and the ‘Nova/WVU game was still going on (color on color, btw). Any body know why WVU’s #30 doesn’t have his NOB?

  • Sarran | February 14, 2009 at 1:16 am |

    [quote comment=”314860″]More for DIYers…
    Just for fun, I went to ebay and searched “defunct”. That’s all.

    Some fun stuff comes up.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Are we http://images.google... about this Ricko?

  • LarryB | February 14, 2009 at 1:30 am |

    [quote comment=”314871″][quote comment=”314860″]More for DIYers…
    Just for fun, I went to ebay and searched “defunct”. That’s all.

    Some fun stuff comes up.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Are we http://images.google... about this Ricko?[/quote]

    I was looking at the football maps the last few days. Pretty cool site.