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I have a hunch Terry Proctor won’t be begging me for this one

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By now you know the drill with these old uniform catalogs I collect. Most of them are from the 1950s and ’60s, and I usually end up focusing on the same things each time — unusual basketball shorts, groovy football jerseys, and striped socks. Fun stuff, but I realize it’s probably reached the point of diminishing returns for some of you.

But this Athletic Knitwear catalog, which I recently scored for $10, is different. For starters, it’s from 1974 — right when the uniform world was changing from natural fibers to synthetics, from staid designs to gonzo patterns, from classic to kitschy. And in many ways, those changes can be summed up with one word.

There’s so much to love about that two-page spread, but it’s actually rather sedate compared to much of the rest of the catalog, which is ridiculously entertaining on several levels. Here’s a rundown:

• This catalog has the most gorgeiosly whacked-out softball designs I’ve ever seen. I mean, seriously, a lace-up collar? And what’s with that skinny belt? Love to see a full team of any of these designs, though, especially the one at lower-left.

• For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, most of the hockey sweater photos appear to show the model wearing football shoulder pads under the jerseys.

• Check out the photos on the left side of this page. Is that even a hockey stick, or is it just a random piece of wood they had lying around the photo studio? Love how the guy at lower-left is essentially combining hockey, football, and boxing into one photo.

• There’s soooooo much that could be said about this page. I think I’ll just point out that they misspelled “Pittsburgh” and let it go at that.

Hockey cardigans! Never seen that before. (And that model must be the owner’s son or something, because he’s in, like, 90% of the photos.)

• Here’s something else I’ve never seen: the term “basketball target socks, as found at lower-right here. Anyone know what that’s about?

• Here’s the only other basketball page in the catalog. Pretty basic for its era, by which I mean it’s totally fucking amazing.

• As you all know, I’m pitifully ignorant regarding soccer, so someone please fill me in: Did soccer jerseys once feature lace-up collrs, as shown in five of the 10 jerseys shown on this page?

• Okay, so I have to have some coverage of striped hose. Soccer versions here, and dig the nice ribbing here. And here’s something I’ve never seen before: umpire stirrups!

• Can you imagine being a fly on the wall during the photo sessions that resulted in this page?

• Wish the illustrator who did this and this had gotten to sign his work.

• The catalog also included some ancillary materials, including a sheet of fiber content listings, two price listings, and a price increase notification.

Incidentally, I’ve recently acquired one of the greatest salesman sample catalogs I’ve ever seen, and also one of the greatest style guides. Neither one is sports-related, but both are off-the-charts amazing. More details once I’m able to take lots of photos (they’re both too big for the scanner).

Raffle Results: I know, I know — you were positive that you were going to win this time. And if your name is Hans Krake, you were right!

Uni Watch News Ticker: Dayton wore black alternates last Thursday (with thanks to Todd Herzog). … Chris Holmes found this cool old AFL illustration. Note the Bengals players, though — they never wore that uniform, at least not to my knowledge. … Lots of great old Knicks photos here. … The Globetrotters played a game on the roof of the Spectrum the other day (with thanks to Michael Lipinski). … Insert steroid joke here. That photo’s from A-Rod’s minor league rehab stint last May. Apparently the facilities down there were a bit makeshift (great find by Paul Wiederecht). … In case you missed it over the weekend, that two-tone Rangers batting helmet ain’t gonna happen after all, which means we’ll all have one less thing to laugh about this summer. I told Hall of Fame curator Tom Shieber that he should get one of the two-tone prototypes before they all end up in the dumpster, and basically said, “Nah, we’ll pass.” Are you kidding me?! The Hall could build an entire new wing around one of those helmets! … This page includes the following graf: “It’s weird seeing [Garret] Anderson in Braves garb, but Anderson notes that this is not his first change of uniform. The Angels wore three different uniforms during his 15 seasons with the club. Anderson preferred his first version, with the ‘CA’ on the cap and ‘Angels’ on the jersey. ‘They should never have touched it,’ Anderson said. ‘That still should be the uniform right now. It was as classic as it gets.'” … Pitt retired Brandin Knight’s number last week (with thanks to Doug Keklak, who also reports that he recently found these at his mom’s house). … Johan Santana had some sort of sticker on his cap while throwing a bullpen session on Saturday (with thanks to eagle-eyed Steven Wojtowicz). … Great find by Ross Hazlett, who writes: “Just found this auction for an old 1993 Indians jersey, which includes the never-worn ‘Last Season at Municipal Stadium’ patch. That patch got pre-empted by the Steve Olin/Tim Crews memorial. I remember seeing these patches on T-shirts for sale all around Cleveland that year.” … You say you want a cookie? Here, have a cookie. … Northwest baseball historian sent along some primo pics of the Oakland Oaks, from 1942, the 1920s, and the ’20s again. “The hose/shoes worn by the “bunting” player in photo #1 were, of course, not team issued,” Dave hastens to add. … Here’s the coolest eBay item I’ve seen in awhile: a Kansas City Scouts radio (great find by Tris Wykes). … And speaking of eBay, check out these Twins stirrups (with thanks to Jeff Barak). … Bizarre scene at Saturday’s Rays/Bosox game, as Tampa coach Todd Greene and infielder Adam Kennedy were both wearing No. 24 (nice job by Nick Hanson). … Remember how Russell Martin recently announced that he’d be wearing a “J.” initial on his NOB, in honor of his mom? He’s also wearing it in the WBC (screen grab courtesy of Lee Ziegler). … Very odd to see Tae Kyun Kim of Korea wearing some sort of calf support over his socks. … When Charlie Finley tried to put Mike Andrews on the DL in the middle of the 1973 World Series, several A’s protested by wearing white-tape renderings of Andrews’s number, 17, on their sleeves during a pregame workout the next day — or at least that’s what I’d frequently heard. But I’d never seen visual evidence of it until now. Larry Wiederecht noticed that shot and this one in this video clip. … I’d been hoping to bid on this 1927 catalog, but the price got a little too high for me. … Yet another uni design for Memphis the other day. Here’s the rear view. … Interesting NOB here. Looks like there’s no space between the “De” and “La”. … Jim McCue recently scored a used copy of the book Great Moments in Pro Football and scanned some of the more uni-notable pages. Among the highlights: Jim Bakken kicking one of this then-record seven FGs on 9/24/67 with an unbuttoned chinstrap, some great college all-star shots here and here, Packers center Jim Ringo wearing a snappy cap on the sidelines, Bronco Nagurski looking totally bad-ass, and some tremendous illustrations on the endpapers. … Paul Barrett was watching the replay of the Northeastern vs Towson CAA tournament game, and I noticed this NOB. “Then I checked the roster and saw that Jarrell Smith and Jimmy Smith are both on the roster,” he says. “But Jimmy smith has only recorded five minutes in his single game appearance.” … Jen Muller reports that one of her local magazines, The Clifton Merchant, recently ran a story about Babe Ruth playing basketball. The full article, which also includes a shot of the Bambino bowling ducks, is here. … Not sure if we’ve covered this before, but just in case: Buffalo’s basketball team has added a memorial shoulder band for the victims of Flight 3407 (with thanks to Mark Kluczinski). … Andrew Schall noticed something odd in this 1999 video clip of the last game at Pitt Stadium: All of the Pitt players appear to have first initials on their NOBs. Was the entire team first-initialed that season? … The losers at Re/Max can’t sell any real estate market in this economy, so instead they’re spending their time whining about someone else supposedly stealing their logo. Why of course, they’re practically identical! Key quote, from one of the Re/Max attorneys: “If you chop the top off of the ‘h,’ you (almost) have the ‘m’ in Re/Max. The next letter is an ‘a,’ and if you take the ‘v’ then you have half of an ‘x.'” Oh please, go back into your cave and take the cyanide with you (with thanks to Stu Taylor). … Reprinted from last night’s comments: The Islanders’ awful alternate socks are no longer awful. … Jere Smith notes that Canada’s Phillippe Aumont has an upside-down W, instead of a proper M, on his NOB. … WBC observations from Jeremy Brahm: The entire Chinese team is going FNOB, one of the Taiwanese pitchers has his uni number on the webbing of his glove, and Sandaharu Oh wore a special WBC glove while throwing out the first pitch of the China/Japan game.

 

105 comments to I have a hunch Terry Proctor won’t be begging me for this one

  • Bob A | March 9, 2009 at 7:47 am |

    1.) I got a crick in my neck from reading the italic paragraphs.

    2.) I really really wish Flickr wasn’t blocked here at work.

    3.) Rangers/Bruins was quite sweet yesterday. Classic sweaters.

  • Paul Lukas | March 9, 2009 at 7:57 am |

    [quote comment=”317595″]1.) I got a crick in my neck from reading the italic paragraphs.[/quote]

    Huh? What italic paragraphs?

  • Oakville Endive | March 9, 2009 at 7:57 am |

    The Philadelphia Flyers uni in the 1974 athletic knitwear catalogue – looks a lot more red than orange, which is how it was often portrayed back during that period. The current third jersey version looks almost florescent.

    The hockey sticks are classic – the catalogue is from Florida.

  • Bob A | March 9, 2009 at 8:02 am |

    [quote comment=”317596″][quote comment=”317595″]1.) I got a crick in my neck from reading the italic paragraphs.[/quote]

    Huh? What italic paragraphs?[/quote]

    Paul, about 2/3 of the entry today was in italics when I first read it. I closed it out, restarted, changed to Chrome and it was still there in italics. Looks fine now. Must have been a harmonic italics convergence.
    Somebody back me up hehe. LOL

  • TBDRO | March 9, 2009 at 8:03 am |

    Paul,

    Did you notice the pattern on the back right leg of Tae Kyun Kim’s pants?

  • LI Phil | March 9, 2009 at 8:08 am |

    [quote comment=”317598″][quote comment=”317596″][quote comment=”317595″]1.) I got a crick in my neck from reading the italic paragraphs.[/quote]

    Huh? What italic paragraphs?[/quote]

    Paul, about 2/3 of the entry today was in italics when I first read it. I closed it out, restarted, changed to Chrome and it was still there in italics. Looks fine now. Must have been a harmonic italics convergence.
    Somebody back me up hehe. LOL[/quote]

    it was italic…but it’s fixed now ;)

  • Bob | March 9, 2009 at 8:11 am |

    What I love about the catalog pages, especially the football shots, is how you can remove a number, typography and logo and the jersey still have a strong graphic identity. The truly differentiated colors and stripe systems tell the whole story.

    I would love to see a similar treatment of contemporary uniforms to test their graphic strength.

  • Dom | March 9, 2009 at 8:21 am |

    Why is there a Minor League logo on the back of A-Rod’s jersey instead of the Major League logo?

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

  • Seth H | March 9, 2009 at 8:24 am |

    1) Of course soccer jerseys had lace up necks. Didn’t you ever see “Victory” starring Sylvester Stallone and Pele? Do we need a more authoritative source?

    2) The Taiwan team probably went FNOB to avoid deciding which “last” name to use. Over in Taiwan, Chien-Ming Wang is “Wang Chien Ming,” since the family name comes first in most Asian languages. (This is why Yao Ming’s jersey says “Yao,” not “Ming.”)

  • Paul Lukas | March 9, 2009 at 8:27 am |

    [quote comment=”317602″]Why is there a Minor League logo on the back of A-Rod’s jersey instead of the Major League logo?

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

    Minor league rehab assignment.

  • War Damn Eagle | March 9, 2009 at 8:27 am |

    [quote comment=”317602″]Why is there a Minor League logo on the back of A-Rod’s jersey instead of the Major League logo?

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

    Minor league rehab assignment.

  • Dom | March 9, 2009 at 8:28 am |

    Normally that shin protection is used for shin splints. Normally runners get shin splints, I’ve never seen a baseball player get one.

    http://images.cbsspo...

    http://www.eastbay.c...

  • Tony In Erie | March 9, 2009 at 8:28 am |

    1.) Pittsburgh was apparently really hard to spell for these folks. I notice it four times.

    2.) I don’t think I’ve seen many things more ridiculous than football shoulder pads under the hockey jerseys.

    3.) Whats with the team name for the Boston Braves? As far as I noticed they are the only hockey ‘team’ that has their name in the supplied examples. And a baby-faced AHL team at the time, too!

    4.) Same page…I would totally wear style H6. If that does not SCREAM to some GM somewhere how utterly badass that design would be on a fauxback third…

    5.) This guy, throughout this catalog, has to be one of the worst male sports models I have ever seen. Whats with all the goofy positions and poses? The linked page, I understand showing off the stars, but dude looks like he’s confusing Cooperalls for Pooperalls!

    6.) As for hockey’s Hacksaw Jim Duggan, he’s the only model using the 84 Lumber Special. Maybe the ‘owners son’ got pissed off and broke the Sher-Wood in half because he felt so stupid wearing football pads underneath the hockey shirts.

  • Chris in Nashville | March 9, 2009 at 8:30 am |

    Not a big deal but it is Brandin Knight.

  • Tony In Erie | March 9, 2009 at 8:33 am |

    And wait a gosh darned minute!

    Hacksaw has the Blues crest on his jersey?! How’d that get by the editors?

  • Jay | March 9, 2009 at 8:37 am |

    Obviously, the next UNiWatch gathering has to be at Parmelli’s Tavern;
    http://farm4.static....

  • Paul Lukas | March 9, 2009 at 8:39 am |

    [quote comment=”317608″]Not a big deal but it is Brandin Knight.[/quote]

    Sure it’s a big deal — it’s his name! Now fixed.

  • Paul Lukas | March 9, 2009 at 8:40 am |

    [quote comment=”317606″]Normally that shin protection is used for shin splints. Normally runners get shin splints, I’ve never seen a baseball player get one.

    http://images.cbsspo...

    http://www.eastbay.c...

    In the summer of 1997, Lance Johnson of the Mets was on the DL with shinsplints. This was when their DL also included players who were out with TB (Isringhausen) and depression (Harnisch). Most embarrassing DL ever.

  • Jeremy Brahm | March 9, 2009 at 8:42 am |

    Here is a photo of a lace up soccer shirt for Ireland from 1909 Paul.

    http://www.historica...

    So it is likely that teams have wore them in the past. Even Manchester United wore one in the 1990s.

  • Kek | March 9, 2009 at 8:45 am |

    Regarding Pitt and the first initial on everyone. I wonder if this was a holdout from the end of the script era. I clearly remember this from those days, wondering why EVERYONE had an initial.

    A quick google search reveals this shot of QB Pete Gonzalez: http://www.jamd.com/...

    Although the way the huddle is formed, you can’t see any other players, but I don’t recall there being more than one Gonzalez on the roster.

    Gonzalez is a good example too because he ended his Pitt career under the redesigned navy/gold PITTSBURGH gear.

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | March 9, 2009 at 8:49 am |

    My name is not Hans Krake, nuts. Anyways loved those shots from the catalogue.

  • Lee | March 9, 2009 at 8:53 am |

    Paul,

    Yes older soccer kits had lace up collars. and Manchester United may again this upcoming season if the leaked pictures are correct

    http://www.footballs...

  • Andy11 | March 9, 2009 at 8:55 am |

    You say you want a cookie? Here, have a cookie.

    I’ve always enjoyed putting two double-stuf Oreos together to make a quadruple-stuf…but that is ridiculous.

  • Jeremiah | March 9, 2009 at 8:55 am |

    Anderson preferred his first version, with the ‘CA’ on the cap and ‘Angels’ on the jersey. ‘They should never have touched it,’ Anderson said. ‘That still should be the uniform right now. It was as classic as it gets.’”

    And he is absolutely right. And he’s hardly the only one. I’ve been an Angels fan my whole life, and those are still my favorites. I went to a season-ticket holders photo op day a few seasons ago wearing one of those jerseys. Tim Salmon and Joe Maddon both mentioned that they missed that uniform. Alot of the fans do too.

  • John Philips | March 9, 2009 at 8:56 am |

    On the subject of the double knit uniforms, I recently acquired a kinescope of the 1972 season opener between the Mets and the Pirates as televised by NBC. During the broadcast, Sandy Koufax (who worked the game with Jim Simpson), spoke at length on the subject of the Mets new doubleknit uniforms. He kept saying that while the Mets kept their traditional look (as opposed to the Pirates who had the pullovers and beltless pants), the players were very appreciative of the comfort of the new materials. If I have time, I’ll transcribed the banter between Simpson and Koufax on this topic.

  • MPowers1634 | March 9, 2009 at 8:57 am |

    That catalogue is great!

    On a side note, I was at a party on Broadway Saturday night and the studio owner had some great hand drawn art work of his own on the wall.

    One of which was a drawing of Majic Johnson that had to be almost twenty years old.

    Here’s a pic:
    http://www.coatofarm...
    What caught my eye was the attention to detail, especially the shoes. I had totally forgotten that Majic wore his own signature shoe at the end of his career.

  • MPowers1634 | March 9, 2009 at 9:00 am |

    Here’s a pic of him wearing them:

    http://www.collectse...

  • Kek | March 9, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    [quote comment=”317621″]Here’s a pic of him wearing them:

    http://www.collectse...
    Man, when I think of Magic and footwear this is the only shoe I think of:

    http://images.niceki...

  • Teebz | March 9, 2009 at 9:24 am |

    [quote comment=”317595″]
    3.) Rangers/Bruins was quite sweet yesterday. Classic sweaters.[/quote]

    This has nothing to do with uniforms, but there was a great instance in the Rangers-Bruins game yesterday of fighting in hockey, and why knowing “the code” is important.

    For those of you who want to complain about fighting in hockey (hopefully not many) because you don’t know “the code”, there was a great example of what “the code” is. Pierre McGuire – who I abhor and detest as a commentator – made mention of it just as I was exclaiming Shawn Thornton’s honour in his fight against the Rangers’ Colton Orr while watching NBC.

    Click here to watch the fight, and check out what Thornton does once Orr’s jersey goes over his face. He wasn’t “jerseyed” per se, but huge props to Thornton for knowing “the code”.

  • Jeff | March 9, 2009 at 9:27 am |

    Syracuse and Marquette had a pretty spectacular color-on-color game on Saturday.

  • Jeremy | March 9, 2009 at 9:31 am |

    Those dark gray backs of the Memphis unis were awfully hard to tell apart from the Tulane green. Anyone else think so?

  • Matt Brosseau | March 9, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”317624″]
    Click here to watch the fight, and check out what Thornton does once Orr’s jersey goes over his face. He wasn’t “jerseyed” per se, but huge props to Thornton for knowing “the code”.[/quote]

    Nice catch on that one, Teebz. I think Pierre was wrong though…Thornton wasn’t calling the linesman in, he was telling Orr “take it off.” You can kind of read his lips on the video. I think Thornton wanted to continue the fisticuffs but as you said was a gentleman about it.

  • Kek | March 9, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”317624″][quote comment=”317595″]
    3.) Rangers/Bruins was quite sweet yesterday. Classic sweaters.[/quote]

    This has nothing to do with uniforms, but there was a great instance in the Rangers-Bruins game yesterday of fighting in hockey, and why knowing “the code” is important.

    For those of you who want to complain about fighting in hockey (hopefully not many) because you don’t know “the code”, there was a great example of what “the code” is. Pierre McGuire – who I abhor and detest as a commentator – made mention of it just as I was exclaiming Shawn Thornton’s honour in his fight against the Rangers’ Colton Orr while watching NBC.

    Click here to watch the fight, and check out what Thornton does once Orr’s jersey goes over his face. He wasn’t “jerseyed” per se, but huge props to Thornton for knowing “the code”.[/quote]
    Teebz, perhaps you could be kind and describe what happened to those of us that are unlucky enough to have YouTube blocked at their work!

    I do have to say, I agree with the “code” and all that. Personally, I don’t want to see fighting taken out of hockey however, I have a big problem with the staged nature of many fights these days.

    I was in attendance at Mellon Arena last month when eric godard and colton orr dropped the gloves off the opening faceoff. Come on! (I will give Godard credit where it’s due, Brashear tried to bait him into a fight yesterday and Godard didn’t go for it.)

    I’m behind on some of my reading and just read the Hockey News issue about fighting and couldn’t agree more with the guy that wrote about fights being more for “entertainment” than tough guys policing the game.

  • LI Phil | March 9, 2009 at 9:37 am |

    [quote comment=”317624″][quote comment=”317595″]
    3.) Rangers/Bruins was quite sweet yesterday. Classic sweaters.[/quote]

    This has nothing to do with uniforms, but there was a great instance in the Rangers-Bruins game yesterday of fighting in hockey, and why knowing “the code” is important.

    For those of you who want to complain about fighting in hockey (hopefully not many) because you don’t know “the code”, there was a great example of what “the code” is. Pierre McGuire – who I abhor and detest as a commentator – made mention of it just as I was exclaiming Shawn Thornton’s honour in his fight against the Rangers’ Colton Orr while watching NBC.

    Click here to watch the fight, and check out what Thornton does once Orr’s jersey goes over his face. He wasn’t “jerseyed” per se, but huge props to Thornton for knowing “the code”.[/quote]

    mike & mike (whom i don’t normally watch/listen to, but was on following the korean defeat of japan this morning) were talking aboot hockey and fighting…wasn’t paying too much attention, but apparently “they” did a “poll” and found something like 99.9% of the respondents (all hockey fans, apparently) WANT fighting in the NHL…while they didn’t speak of the “code” per se, they (m&m) did ‘get’ fighting and it’s place in the sport

    then they went off on some tangent about how fighting is safer than having a 99MPH fastball (retaliation pitch) thrown at your head; i guess their parallel is that fighting protects the better players from cheap shots to the star players because the goons will be used to enforce the code, by meting out severe punishment to those who go after the stars

  • Eric Romain | March 9, 2009 at 9:43 am |

    RE: Islanders’ socks

    Reebok can’t supply the NYI the socks they want so they just contently play for 6 months with a flawed design? I wonder what would have happened if they just said screw reebok and get some knit socks from a manufacturer that would bend over backwards to get their order right.

  • Tony In Erie | March 9, 2009 at 9:46 am |

    I would like to add to your comment, Phil, since I, too, was up early watching that pretty darn good game between South Korea and Japan…

    Greeny tried to make fighting sound bad because his wife “would be upset” if she was watching a game with his 6 year old “sport kid”. I’m glad that there were enough people listening to prove he shouldn’t worry about what his wife thinks. LOL

  • Smail | March 9, 2009 at 9:48 am |

    There’s no “N” in Sadaharu Oh.

  • Teebz | March 9, 2009 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”317627″][quote comment=”317624″]
    Click here to watch the fight, and check out what Thornton does once Orr’s jersey goes over his face. He wasn’t “jerseyed” per se, but huge props to Thornton for knowing “the code”.[/quote]

    Nice catch on that one, Teebz. I think Pierre was wrong though…Thornton wasn’t calling the linesman in, he was telling Orr “take it off.” You can kind of read his lips on the video. I think Thornton wanted to continue the fisticuffs but as you said was a gentleman about it.[/quote]

    Orr can’t take it off. The fight strap has to be in place. If he doesn’t have the strap secured, he gets an automatic game misconduct and a meeting with Mr. Bettman.

    Thornton clearly waved in the lineman because, as “the code” sets out, you do not embarrass an opponent by pummeling nor do you take advantage of an unfair situation.

    The Code is about respect, and Thornton recognized that Orr was at a disadvantage. The stretchy material of the EDGE jerseys allowed the collar to get over Orr’s head.

  • Matt Brosseau | March 9, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”317634″]
    The Code is about respect, and Thornton recognized that Orr was at a disadvantage. The stretchy material of the EDGE jerseys allowed the collar to get over Orr’s head.[/quote]

    Upon further review with the booth in Toronto, you’re right, Thornton was calling in the linesman. Mea maxima culpa.

  • blazini | March 9, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    LOL from the football page, not only is Pittsburgh misspelled, but I didn’t know there was an NFL team called the Broncs!

  • Teebz | March 9, 2009 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”317635″][quote comment=”317634″]
    The Code is about respect, and Thornton recognized that Orr was at a disadvantage. The stretchy material of the EDGE jerseys allowed the collar to get over Orr’s head.[/quote]

    Upon further review with the booth in Toronto, you’re right, Thornton was calling in the linesman. Mea maxima culpa.[/quote]

    As much as I’m against the Rob Ray Rule, Matt, it’s there for a purpose: safety. ;o)

  • Peter | March 9, 2009 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”317624″][quote comment=”317595″]
    3.) Rangers/Bruins was quite sweet yesterday. Classic sweaters.[/quote]

    This has nothing to do with uniforms, but there was a great instance in the Rangers-Bruins game yesterday of fighting in hockey, and why knowing “the code” is important.

    For those of you who want to complain about fighting in hockey (hopefully not many) because you don’t know “the code”, there was a great example of what “the code” is. Pierre McGuire – who I abhor and detest as a commentator – made mention of it just as I was exclaiming Shawn Thornton’s honour in his fight against the Rangers’ Colton Orr while watching NBC.

    Click here to watch the fight, and check out what Thornton does once Orr’s jersey goes over his face. He wasn’t “jerseyed” per se, but huge props to Thornton for knowing “the code”.[/quote]

    POTVIN SUCKS!!

    (Thank you).

  • Teebz | March 9, 2009 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”317638″]
    POTVIN SUCKS!!

    (Thank you).[/quote]

    Yeah, I would cling to that chant as long as you can. Especially since the Rangers will be watching the playoffs from home/the golf course this year. :o)

  • Peter | March 9, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”317639″][quote comment=”317638″]
    POTVIN SUCKS!!

    (Thank you).[/quote]

    Yeah, I would cling to that chant as long as you can. Especially since the Rangers will be watching the playoffs from home/the golf course this year. :o)[/quote]

    Pretty soon it’s the only memory we will have of the KC In-landers…

    BTW, last I checked, we are in 7th…

  • Paul Lukas | March 9, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”317640″][quote comment=”317639″][quote comment=”317638″]
    POTVIN SUCKS!!

    (Thank you).[/quote]

    Yeah, I would cling to that chant as long as you can. Especially since the Rangers will be watching the playoffs from home/the golf course this year. :o)[/quote]

    Pretty soon it’s the only memory we will have of the KC In-landers…

    BTW, last I checked, we are in 7th…[/quote]

    And let’s nip this pissing match in the bud, please. Thanks.

  • Adam | March 9, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”317617″]You say you want a cookie? Here, have a cookie.

    I’ve always enjoyed putting two double-stuf Oreos together to make a quadruple-stuf…but that is ridiculous.[/quote]

    Go to the 2nd up from the bottom of the page. (hopefully I am not reposting the same picture – if I am – sorry)

    http://thisiswhyyour...

  • Teebz | March 9, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”317640″][quote comment=”317639″][quote comment=”317638″]
    POTVIN SUCKS!!

    (Thank you).[/quote]

    Yeah, I would cling to that chant as long as you can. Especially since the Rangers will be watching the playoffs from home/the golf course this year. :o)[/quote]

    Pretty soon it’s the only memory we will have of the KC In-landers…

    BTW, last I checked, we are in 7th…[/quote]

    BTW, tied for 6th with the Panthers and Penguins, and one point up on the 9th-place surging Hurricanes, who you play tonight. Since the Penguins have more regulation wins, that puts them in 6th. Since the Panthers have more head-to-head points than the Rangers, that puts them in 7th as it stands.

  • Glen | March 9, 2009 at 10:16 am |
  • Teebz | March 9, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”317641″][quote comment=”317640″][quote comment=”317639″][quote comment=”317638″]
    POTVIN SUCKS!!

    (Thank you).[/quote]

    Yeah, I would cling to that chant as long as you can. Especially since the Rangers will be watching the playoffs from home/the golf course this year. :o)[/quote]

    Pretty soon it’s the only memory we will have of the KC In-landers…

    BTW, last I checked, we are in 7th…[/quote]

    And let’s nip this pissing match in the bud, please. Thanks.[/quote]

    Hey! I’m no Islanders fan.

    I just love the Fisherman jersey. ;o)

  • Peter | March 9, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    I just found out that AHL has an “online Only” Hall of Fame….and I found this pic and I have never seen a Hockey Jersey that looks like it has Football #’s

    http://www.ahlhallof...

  • David | March 9, 2009 at 10:35 am |

    Damn, that Indians jersey looked sweet. And 51 bucks too. Shit.

  • Adam | March 9, 2009 at 10:40 am |

    Is that really A-Rod? That’s a minor league logo on the back of the collar not MLB.

  • Glen | March 9, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”317648″]Is that really A-Rod? That’s a minor league logo on the back of the collar not MLB.[/quote]

    check posts 10 and 11

  • Glen | March 9, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    I was looking through the Marquette v Syracuse pics. You have to check this one out!

    http://www.marquette...

  • James Craven | March 9, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”317617″]“You say you want a cookie? Here, have a cookie.”[quote]

    Sounds like one of those silly things Garfield watched on his TV on his animated cartoon series. “Hit the Buzzer, Win a Cookie.” And as for Potvin? He’s in Florida doing TV anaylsis.

  • TMcLaughlin | March 9, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    “Hockey cardigans! Never seen that before.”

    Never? These used to be popular with the Bruins. Harry Sinden even rocked one for the Last Hurrah in ’95 (sorry no picture of that, at least not yet). Now if you could get this guy to wear one….

  • Gretchen | March 9, 2009 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”317599″]Paul,

    Did you notice the pattern on the back right leg of Tae Kyun Kim’s pants?[/quote]

    Looks like some sort of built-in padding for sliding.

  • Teebz | March 9, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”317652″]”Hockey cardigans! Never seen that before.”

    Never? These used to be popular with the Bruins. Harry Sinden even rocked one for the Last Hurrah in ’95 (sorry no picture of that, at least not yet). Now if you could get this guy to wear one….[/quote]

    I actually really like these. Someone – Roger Edwards or Mitchell and Ness – could make killing bringing these back.

  • Flip | March 9, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    • Here’s something else I’ve never seen: the term “basketball target socks, as found at lower-right here. Anyone know what that’s about?

    Totally forgot about target socks, though I don’t know what we called ’em. Ours in seventh and eighth grade (we’re talking about ’67/’68 in the 20th century) were ankle length and had three royal stripes on white heavy wool. We wore them on the outside of our cotton and wool socks. There was plenty of bulk going on there. Every school that wore them wore them on the outside, even when they were dark, which I thought looked awful.

    You know with the short shorts, it was quite a look. (Not!) Especially our home look, which included royal satiny shorts and white tanks with no school name and large numbers. That was a better look than the dark target socks/white shorts/color jerseys, which wasn’t altogether uncommon.

    Those were the days.

  • Flip | March 9, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”317655″]• Here’s something else I’ve never seen: the term “basketball target socks, as found at lower-right here. Anyone know what that’s about?

    Totally forgot about target socks, though I don’t know what we called ’em. Ours in seventh and eighth grade (we’re talking about ’67/’68 in the 20th century) were ankle length and had three royal stripes on white heavy wool. We wore them on the outside of our cotton and wool socks. There was plenty of bulk going on there. Every school that wore them wore them on the outside, even when they were dark, which I thought looked awful.

    You know with the short shorts, it was quite a look. (Not!) Especially our home look, which included royal satiny shorts and white tanks with no school name and large numbers. That was a better look than the dark target socks/white shorts/color jerseys, which wasn’t altogether uncommon.

    Those were the days.[/quote]

    That was so long ago, I don’t think there were any incriminating photos left.

  • Patrick | March 9, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    I’m with Garrett Anderson – those CA Angels uniforms of the mid 90’s were really, really nice

    http://pastasaurus.c...

  • Kim Kolb | March 9, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”317653″][quote comment=”317599″]Paul,

    Did you notice the pattern on the back right leg of Tae Kyun Kim’s pants?[/quote]

    Looks like some sort of built-in padding for sliding.[/quote]

    Yeah, looks like a quilted pad thing. A player on the right has a similar pattern on his left shin, too.

    That’s more interesting to me than the black pad.

  • Bob A | March 9, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”317600″][quote comment=”317598″][quote comment=”317596″][quote comment=”317595″]1.) I got a crick in my neck from reading the italic paragraphs.[/quote]

    Huh? What italic paragraphs?[/quote]

    Paul, about 2/3 of the entry today was in italics when I first read it. I closed it out, restarted, changed to Chrome and it was still there in italics. Looks fine now. Must have been a harmonic italics convergence.
    Somebody back me up hehe. LOL[/quote]

    it was italic…but it’s fixed now ;)[/quote]

    Thanks, Phil. I was starting to worry about my becoming dilusional.

    And I watched the Thornton/Orr fight a few time last nite. I think he clearly was calling in the ref.

  • Flip | March 9, 2009 at 12:28 pm |

    • Wish the illustrator who did this and this had gotten to sign his work.
    http://farm4.static....

    I like the way the pitcher is looking at the right-field dugout during his pitch.

  • Flip | March 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm |

    Chris Holmes found this cool old AFL illustration. Note the Bengals players, though — they never wore that uniform, at least not to my knowledge. …

    That’d be a good look for the Bengals now, though.

  • LI Phil | March 9, 2009 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”317660″]• Wish the illustrator who did this and this had gotten to sign his work.
    http://farm4.static....

    I like the way the pitcher is looking at the right-field dugout during his pitch.[/quote]

    in both illustrations, the pitcher is wearing one stirrup backwards…

  • CowboyBlue | March 9, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    Jim Ringo, the jauntily chapeau’d center for the Packers, is talking to Chuck Bednarik, the ‘iron man’ center/linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles. That is a pre-game pic, from a story about the last time an NFL player (Bednarik)played an entire game on offense AND defense.

    And check out Bednarik’s profile. THAT is what tough guys look like.

  • Geeman | March 9, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”317657″]I’m with Garrett Anderson – those CA Angels uniforms of the mid 90’s were really, really nice

    http://pastasaurus.c...

    They were, but the current uniforms look pretty good too, especially with black shoes.

  • Geeman | March 9, 2009 at 12:50 pm |
  • mmwatkin | March 9, 2009 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”317662″][quote comment=”317660″]• Wish the illustrator who did this and this had gotten to sign his work.
    http://farm4.static....

    I like the way the pitcher is looking at the right-field dugout during his pitch.[/quote]

    in both illustrations, the pitcher is wearing one stirrup backwards…[/quote]

    It is a gang thing. The blue pitcher is with the crips and red pitcher is with the bloods.

  • Art | March 9, 2009 at 1:38 pm |

    Bring back the classic PITT football jerseys with the PITT script on the helmet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ken | March 9, 2009 at 1:45 pm |

    Thank you Uni Watch. I’ve now become a uniform snob. It always bother me when people would show up at games wearing jerseys not related to the event or club. (ie: wearing a clasic Blackhawks Makita to a Caps/Flyers game) but at the Caps/Pens game, yesterday, I saw something that made me shake my head — A Baby Blue Pen’s 66 Lemieux with the 1967 logo. [what next a Purple & Gold Gretzky?]

  • Teebz | March 9, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    I have a question about how insurance works in the World Baseball thingy.

    How are players who are unsigned (Pudge Rodriguez, for example) by MLB teams obtain insurance to play? While I know that the insurance is paid out to the player if he gets injured, isn’t there some sort of compensation to the team that let the injured player play?

    Who gets that cash in the event of injury?

  • marc | March 9, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”317617″]You say you want a cookie? Here, have a cookie.

    I’ve always enjoyed putting two double-stuf Oreos together to make a quadruple-stuf…but that is ridiculous.[/quote]

    I can’t eat that much “stuff.”

  • marc | March 9, 2009 at 2:02 pm |

    what a coincidence that jim mccue found “great moments in pro football” from the punt, pass and kick library set (check out the striped NFL logo, btw). i just came across seven of those books that i’d gotten as a kid and had brought them into work last thursday to scan.

  • LI Phil | March 9, 2009 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote]Who gets that cash in the event of injury?[/quote]

    every dollar of it…sometimes his wife comes down and picks it up

  • Teebz | March 9, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”317672″][quote]Who gets that cash in the event of injury?[/quote]

    every dollar of it…sometimes his wife comes down and picks it up[/quote]

    Are we talking A-Roid or… no, can’t be. His marriage ended long ago. LOL

    Seriously, though, the team gets nothing? Why let the players play at all then?

  • LI Phil | March 9, 2009 at 2:20 pm |

    sorry teebz, was kinda hopin your reply would have been “who’s wife”?

  • Teebz | March 9, 2009 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”317674″]sorry teebz, was kinda hopin your reply would have been “who’s wife”?[/quote]

    Alright… I’ll play along.

    Who’s wife? ;o)

  • Teebz | March 9, 2009 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”317675″][quote comment=”317674″]sorry teebz, was kinda hopin your reply would have been “who’s wife”?[/quote]

    Alright… I’ll play along.

    Who’s wife? ;o)[/quote]

    Despite that being painfully wrong (“whose wife”), I chose to continue the grammatical oversight. LOL

  • Vagabond Ben | March 9, 2009 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”317622″][quote comment=”317621″]Here’s a pic of him wearing them:

    http://www.collectse...
    Man, when I think of Magic and footwear this is the only shoe I think of:

    http://images.niceki...

    I’m with you Kek. Those will always be Magic’s shoes to me. I hate the Lakers but actually owned a pair of those when I was in 8th grade or so. They were at some outlet for about 5 bucks and I could not resist.

  • Kevin M. | March 9, 2009 at 2:40 pm |

    Has anyone seen this yet? Is this real or just a good hoax?

  • Ry Co 40 | March 9, 2009 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”317667″]Bring back the classic PITT football jerseys with the PITT script on the helmet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    mmm… if it’s quiet enough around your office, you can almost hear kek bangin’ out a huge comment/rant on this same subject on his keyboard… haha!

    if i remember correctly though, i think i’m with him in that pitt should go back to the script and old uni stripes and numbers but with the current navy/gold

  • Teebz | March 9, 2009 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”317678″]Has anyone seen this yet? Is this real or just a good hoax?[/quote]

    According to Topps’ website, absolutely real.

  • mmwatkin | March 9, 2009 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”317678″]Has anyone seen this yet? Is this real or just a good hoax?[/quote]

    It is real. The special edition players pop up and say, “Help me obi-wan kenobi, you are our only hope.”

  • Jamie | March 9, 2009 at 3:33 pm |

    The rehava and Re/Max thing was absurd I actually laughed out loud. I literally lol’d.

  • LarryB | March 9, 2009 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”317667″]Bring back the classic PITT football jerseys with the PITT script on the helmet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    Speaking of Pitt. I was doing screengrabs and got this one with Marshall Goldberg from a Steelers dvd

    http://img.photobuck...

  • Kek | March 9, 2009 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”317679″][quote comment=”317667″]Bring back the classic PITT football jerseys with the PITT script on the helmet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    mmm… if it’s quiet enough around your office, you can almost hear kek bangin’ out a huge comment/rant on this same subject on his keyboard… haha!

    if i remember correctly though, i think i’m with him in that pitt should go back to the script and old uni stripes and numbers but with the current navy/gold[/quote]
    LOL! Yes, you got that right!!!! I’m assuming Art’s original post was brought on by my posting of the pic of Pete Gonzalez. Otherwise it was pretty damn random!!!!

    Yes, Ry, you remember correctly, I’d be totally OK with the school keeping the navy/gold scheme and just bring back the script. If I had my way 100%, I’d bring back a color more like I wore at the party. Although, note to self: avoid wearing that fleece when I’m getting my picture taken because it looks like I was out at a bar with a freakin’ robe on!

    I understand the royal appears “dated” in some circles and that the different shades from mustard to bright yellow could cause problems and that’s why my compromise with the updated colors would make things easier.

  • Sage Confucius | March 9, 2009 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”317680″][quote comment=”317678″]Has anyone seen this yet? Is this real or just a good hoax?[/quote]

    According to Topps’ website, absolutely real.[/quote]

    When did they change from wearing cups to wearing cod pieces? Or are they simply being generous to the players?

  • LarryB | March 9, 2009 at 4:19 pm |

    I had not checked Life out lately. They must be adding pictures every so often.

    Check out the ball boy for Bradley Drake game

    http://tbn0.google.c...

    http://tbn0.google.c...

    http://tbn0.google.c...

  • Vincent V. | March 9, 2009 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”317596″]
    – For reasons that aren’t entirely clear, most of the hockey sweater photos appear to show the model wearing football shoulder pads under the jerseys.
    – Is that even a hockey stick, or is it just a random piece of wood they had lying around the photo studio?[/quote]
    And we wonder why hockey has a tough time catching up south of the border. :)

  • Sage Confucius | March 9, 2009 at 4:55 pm |

    Here’s the link to the NYT article on the Topps cards.

    http://www.nytimes.c...

  • jon | March 9, 2009 at 7:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”317684″][quote comment=”317679″][quote comment=”317667″]Bring back the classic PITT football jerseys with the PITT script on the helmet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    mmm… if it’s quiet enough around your office, you can almost hear kek bangin’ out a huge comment/rant on this same subject on his keyboard… haha!

    if i remember correctly though, i think i’m with him in that pitt should go back to the script and old uni stripes and numbers but with the current navy/gold[/quote]
    LOL! Yes, you got that right!!!! I’m assuming Art’s original post was brought on by my posting of the pic of Pete Gonzalez. Otherwise it was pretty damn random!!!!

    Yes, Ry, you remember correctly, I’d be totally OK with the school keeping the navy/gold scheme and just bring back the script. If I had my way 100%, I’d bring back a color more like I wore at the party. Although, note to self: avoid wearing that fleece when I’m getting my picture taken because it looks like I was out at a bar with a freakin’ robe on!

    I understand the royal appears “dated” in some circles and that the different shades from mustard to bright yellow could cause problems and that’s why my compromise with the updated colors would make things easier.[/quote]

    i completely agreed with this until last year’s football uniforms came out. we (im a student) had had pretty crappy uniforms ever since the switch away from script until then. but i really like our current football unis. plus, pitt has built an identity in the bball world under the current primary logo (even though we started our ascent under the “pittsburgh” moniker). i would suggest that we have an alternate made for football with the pitt script and the old striping. i dont really care which color scheme they would use for it – royal and mustard would look just as good as navy and vegas. i like our gold alternate football jersey, but the script would really whip the crowd into a frenzy at heinz field. as for bball, i think script is unnecessary. i say this partly because of the fact that we are known for our current product in basketball, and because the gold alts have really grown on me.

  • interlockingtc | March 9, 2009 at 8:50 pm |

    If I didn’t know any better, I would say that the Athletic Knitwear catalogue is satire, a fake.

    But I know better. I was there.

    Holy shit.

    Wonderful and, yeah, a little disturbing….:)

  • MPowers1634 | March 9, 2009 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”317666″][quote comment=”317662″][quote comment=”317660″]• Wish the illustrator who did this and this had gotten to sign his work.
    http://farm4.static....

    I like the way the pitcher is looking at the right-field dugout during his pitch.[/quote]

    in both illustrations, the pitcher is wearing one stirrup backwards…[/quote]

    It is a gang thing. The blue pitcher is with the crips and red pitcher is with the bloods.[/quote]

    All kidding aside, check out the increased number of Cincinatti Reds fans in our urban settings.

  • =bg= | March 9, 2009 at 9:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”317663″]Jim Ringo, the jauntily chapeau’d center for the Packers, is talking to Chuck Bednarik, the ‘iron man’ center/linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles. That is a pre-game pic, from a story about the last time an NFL player (Bednarik)played an entire game on offense AND defense.

    And check out Bednarik’s profile. THAT is what tough guys look like.[/quote]

    You think modern day punks like #85 from the Bengals and that guy who signed with the Bills, would mouth off at Bednarik?

    They probably would.

    Once.

  • casey (davis, ca) | March 9, 2009 at 9:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”317624″][quote comment=”317595″]
    3.) Rangers/Bruins was quite sweet yesterday. Classic sweaters.[/quote]

    This has nothing to do with uniforms, but there was a great instance in the Rangers-Bruins game yesterday of fighting in hockey, and why knowing “the code” is important.

    For those of you who want to complain about fighting in hockey (hopefully not many) because you don’t know “the code”, there was a great example of what “the code” is. Pierre McGuire – who I abhor and detest as a commentator – made mention of it just as I was exclaiming Shawn Thornton’s honour in his fight against the Rangers’ Colton Orr while watching NBC.

    Click here to watch the fight, and check out what Thornton does once Orr’s jersey goes over his face. He wasn’t “jerseyed” per se, but huge props to Thornton for knowing “the code”.[/quote]

    I don’t want to turn this into a hockey fighting forum, but it is too bad that Milan Lucic hasn’t learned the code from his teammate Thornton:

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

    In this video, he celebrates the fight and mocks the opposition. Jack Edwards also said that Komisarek “turtled”, while in reality he has a separated shoulder.

    In the following video, Lucic is punching the guy why he is down on the ice:

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

    And here is a great example of “the code”:
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • concealed78 | March 9, 2009 at 10:05 pm |

    The Miami Heat wearing “El Heat” red jerseys tonight at home against the Bulls. Oh my god, Dwayne Wade hit a near midcourt 3-pointer right before halftime to give the Heat a 2-point lead, and in OT2 he hits a 3-pointer running with like 0:01:03 seconds left. Just completely ridiculous. 130-127 El Heat over Bulls in OT2. Unreal. God I hate missed free throws, that always come back to bite you in the ass.

  • David Murphy | March 9, 2009 at 10:07 pm |

    The AFL illustration had several inaccuracies – Bob Griese\’s facemask, Floyd Little wore a U-bar, didn\’t he? The \”Broncs\” #63\’s facemask isn\’t realistic. Most were drawn from specific photographs, like Namath.

    My fave Angels cap had a halo. Great having G. Anderson on my Braves. And that old script PITT is loads better than the current unis.

    I noticed that photo of Bakken with chinstrap unsnapped years ago. When he appeared in the PP&K booklet, they used a drawing of that photo, complete with unsnapped chinstrap. So I never snapped mine…in warmups.

    Once SI compared the 3 Steeler QB\’s based on how they wore chinstraps: Bradshaw (none), Hanratty (buckled), & Joe Gilliam (hanging).

  • suprfrog | March 9, 2009 at 10:11 pm |

    Re: the KC Scouts radio. I got one of these radios for Christmas way back when and what you got was the radio and a set of 18 stickers (logo & name) for each of the teams at the time. I, of course, put the Canadiens logo and name on mine.

    A few years back, long after I’d lost the first one, a friend of mine found one at a yard sale for a dollar and picked it up for me. It’s in the background of this photo

  • Johnny O | March 9, 2009 at 10:57 pm |

    The NFL Network was showing a game between the Pack and the Bears from November of 1985 today, and I grabbed some pics of the Pack wearing their numbers on their pants. When did this start/end? Also, remember when players had sleeves?

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

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  • Tall Paul | March 10, 2009 at 12:23 am |

    [quote comment=”317698″]The NFL Network was showing a game between the Pack and the Bears from November of 1985 today, and I grabbed some pics of the Pack wearing their numbers on their pants. When did this start/end? Also, remember when players had sleeves?

    http://i147.photobuc...

    http://i147.photobuc...

    According to this website: http://www.packersun... they were on the pants from 1984 to 1987.

  • Kyle | March 10, 2009 at 6:55 am |

    Pitt definatly had the FIOB for a few years. My neighborhood friend Tim Colicchio (#25 Fullback) had the old royal blue jersey with his first initial… Colicchio isn’t a popular name. He lead blocked and spelled Curtis Martin in Pitt’s backfield.