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The Return of the Pedro Porthole

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Lots of problems for Edinson Volquez last night. In addition to having his second button unfastened, he untucked, plus he had what reader David Sonny describes as “the biggest batting helmet ever, making him look like a sloppy life-sized bobblehead.”

New ESPN column today — look here. — Paul

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Requiem for Ol’ Griz: Yesterday’s entry featuring Ned Paynter’s comics generated a ton of favorable response, including the following note from Ned’s nephew Bruce Jaynes:

Thank you so much for your treatment of my uncle’s illustrations. You did an amazing job of capturing the spirit of his work. … The best part of the day, and I don’t want to get all mushy here, has been the reaction within my family. My uncle, as talented as he was, could be a real motherfucker. A little would go a long way. His final year was spent in pain, anger, and a dementia that too frequently brought us to our boiling point. When he passed, it was certainly a relief for everyone involved, and we haven’t really had a proper mourning period for him. My family has been sending emails and messages all day celebrating the recognition of Ned’s work. So consider today’s post as the wake that the Ol’ Griz never had. Thanks again.

Wow. I don’t mind admitting that it makes a fella feel just a little bit proud to get a note like that. Thanks, Bruce, and doubleplusthanks for sharing Ned’s artwork, which is among the most special material ever to appear on this site.

Uni Watch News Ticker: What is this? It’s from this. “Too bad they’re not in the actual team colors,” says Tris Wykes. … Bizarre baseball/football crossover photo here (great find, Phil). … Lots of cool stuff on sale at Ebbets Field Flannels. … Is Syracuse getting new basketball uniforms? Shmaybe (with thanks to Sean Keeley and Jeff Landset). … What’s the point of wearing navy stirrups with navy sannies? Lots of additional pics of the same team here (with thanks to Charlie Shields). … The Falcons will be wearing 1966 throwbacks for one game this season (with thanks to Will Resinger). … Elena Elms pointed me toward this cool-looking new book. … NFL uni number news is trickling out for several teams, including the Vikings, Chargers, Cardinals, Dolphins, and Bucs (scroll down to “Number Five in Your Program”). … Bengie Molina has made a small modification to his cap and another to his jersey. To see what they are, scroll down to the boldface “When the season began” graf on this page (with thank to Brinke Guthrie). … Over on the Chris Creamer board, someone pointed out that Andruw Jones had worn a logo on his batting gloves that looked very much like the Brewers’ old ball-in-glove logo. Another contributor to that board explained: “It’s a logo he used exclusively on his batting gloves and cleats. Kind of a play on the Gold Glove awards he won, I think. The logo does look a lot like the Brewers logo but has the #25 stitched in the palm.” … Also from the Creamer board: QBs in the Colorado spring scrimmage had white stripes on their helmets. … Here’s an excellent shot of AJ Pierzynski’s unusual catching helmet (with thanks to Steve Johnston). … Former AFL player Ernie Barnes, who also painted some killer sports scenes (among other things), has died. There’s a great gallery of his work here (with thanks to Jeff Ash). … Haverhill Brewery, located in Massachusetts, is introducing a new baseball-themed beer. Unfortunately, nobody told them that “home run” is two words and that ballplayers don’t wear fingerless cycling gloves, although I do like their uni concept (with thanks to Ben Wideman). … Lots of cool gas station signs displayed here (with thanks to Alan Saunders). … We’ve now sold over 450 “I’m Calling It Shea” shirts, and donated over $1000 to a local food bank. I look forward to seeing both numbers rise in the weeks to come.

 

170 comments to The Return of the Pedro Porthole

  • Michael Churchill | April 30, 2009 at 8:33 am |

    Regarding the Tampa Bay Buccs sport coat… I’m sure you notice that those buttons are old logo.

  • Vincent Alongi | April 30, 2009 at 8:55 am |

    It seems that Syracuse (and a number of other major D-I basketball teams) change uni’s almost every year. It’s got to be relatively cheap, with the relatively low number of players on a squad.

  • Peter | April 30, 2009 at 9:05 am |

    Apparently the Jets are wearing white at home next year…

    http://www.newyorkje...

    a classic Titans vs Oilers AFL Matchup!!

  • Broadway Connie | April 30, 2009 at 9:08 am |

    “… Lots of cool gas station signs displayed here (with thanks to Alan Saunders). …”

    Holy Moley. A wonderful collection.

  • Kek | April 30, 2009 at 9:09 am |

    [quote comment=”326774″]Apparently the Jets are wearing white at home next year…

    http://www.newyorkje...

    a classic Titans vs Oilers AFL Matchup!![/quote]
    Wow, what a comment in that post:

    “This is ridiculous. I hate the throwbacks! Their so ugly and no one even remembers them anyway. Why not use their Superbowl 3 outfits or throwbacks from the 80’s when they were still green. All I want to see is Sanches, Greene, Leonard, and Scott in the Green and White the whole season. Is that to much to ask.”

  • peter | April 30, 2009 at 9:12 am |

    for Ricko:

    After reading about the Jets “White Titans” Jersey, would it be a “fauxback” because they NEVER wore it before?

    I love my Jets, don’t get me wrong, but all together that means 4 different Uni Tops for 8 games…are any other teams doing this?

    (I will still wear my Chrebet jersey every Sunday!!)

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2009 at 9:13 am |

    [quote comment=”326774″]Apparently the Jets are wearing white at home next year…

    http://www.newyorkje...

    a classic Titans vs Oilers AFL Matchup!![/quote]

    apparently the author isn’t quite certain on what the term “original” AFL opponent means…to wit, from the article:

    [quote]Then the white jerseys, never before worn by the Jets, will be unveiled in back-to-back games, also against original AFL opponents. On Oct. 26 the Jets will wear the white and gold at Oakland against the Raiders. The next week, they’ll stay in the white jerseys to play the Miami Dolphins at the Meadowlands.[/quote]

    the new york titans (or titans of new york) NEVER played the miami dolphins…they were the jets by the time the dolphins entered the league (for the 1966 season)…

    and with two inter-division games against the pats and the bills, they couldn’t just break out the throwback whites for one of those games? (plus the other games im sure they have against ORIGINAL afl “1960” opponents)…

    /TFJ

  • peter | April 30, 2009 at 9:14 am |

    and ps: Why won’t the Jets wear the FUTURISTIC Jets logo as a throwback…I know i’ve mentioned it hear before, and it’s been 12 years…so it’s marketing time for that now right? Even the Bucs are going Creamsicle for ONE game

  • Ricko | April 30, 2009 at 9:14 am |

    “Their so ugly and no one even remembers them anyway.”
    Thanks for posting that, KEK, way to get my day started on an up note. LOL

    Anyway…that’s kinda part of deal, isn’t it…to show people what they maybe DON’T remember? It’s calling LEARNING SOMETHING NEW.

    What am I saying, who has time for history. If it happened before I was born, how is it relevant to me at all?

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | April 30, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    “the new york titans (or titans of new york) NEVER played the miami dolphins…they were the jets by the time the dolphins entered the league (for the 1966 season)…

    As I said, Who has time for history. Evidently not even some blogger/journalists.

    Internet gives us more access to data than ever before and people are STILL too lazy to do their research. Jesus.

    —Ricko

  • Sarran | April 30, 2009 at 9:24 am |

    Nothin like a riled-up Ricko!

  • Kek | April 30, 2009 at 9:24 am |

    [quote comment=”326780″]”Their so ugly and no one even remembers them anyway.”
    Thanks for posting that, KEK, way to get my day started on an up note. LOL

    Anyway…that’s kinda part of deal, isn’t it…to show people what they maybe DON’T remember? It’s calling LEARNING SOMETHING NEW.

    What am I saying, who has time for history. If it happened before I was born, how is it relevant to me at all?

    —Ricko[/quote]
    If you didn’t comment on that, I would have assumed you were out sick for the day!!!

  • Ricko | April 30, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    To be clear, I know it wasn’t KEK that said that.
    He just showed us what my personal favorite for “Maroon of the Day” had to say.

    LOL

  • Ricko | April 30, 2009 at 9:31 am |

    [quote comment=”326782″]Nothin like a riled-up Ricko![/quote]

    I guess I spent too many years as an editor.
    Half-assed reportage still drives me nuts.

    That’s why this site is so enjoyable. Paul does his homework, and if he can’t find the answer he asks for assistance.

    And those of us who post ferret out answers all the time. For him and for one another.

    The point here isn’t “get it done”, it’s “get it right.” While some may think the subject matter is trivial, even they would have to admit the process and results are superb.

    —Ricko

  • Glen H | April 30, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”326781″]”the new york titans (or titans of new york) NEVER played the miami dolphins…they were the jets by the time the dolphins entered the league (for the 1966 season)…

    As I said, Who has time for history. Evidently not even some blogger/journalists.

    Internet gives us more access to data than ever before and people are STILL too lazy to do their research. Jesus.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Excellent oh wizened sage! It kind of makes the whole game seem fraudulent

  • peter | April 30, 2009 at 9:34 am |

    [quote comment=”326785″][quote comment=”326782″]Nothin like a riled-up Ricko![/quote]

    I guess I spent too many years as an editor.
    Half-assed reportage still drives me nuts.

    That’s why this site is so enjoyable. Paul does his homework, and if he can’t find the answer he asks for assistance.

    Ricko, Have you thought about writing the author Lange? Im pretty sure he has a contact on the Jets web page….It would be an interesting response (if you got one)

    And those of us who post ferret out answers all the time. For him and for one another.

    The point here isn’t “get it done”, it’s “get it right.” While some may think the subject matter is trivial, even they would have to admit the process and results are superb.

    —Ricko[/quote]

  • Glen H | April 30, 2009 at 9:34 am |

    by whole game I mean the J.E.T.S. JETS JETS JETS vs. the Miami Tuna’s.

  • Glen H | April 30, 2009 at 9:37 am |

    http://www.coltspros...

    I want this one!

  • TommyD | April 30, 2009 at 9:38 am |

    Ernie Barnes is the artist who painted the image (supposedly done by Jimmie Walker’s character) in the closing credits of “Good Times”. Apparently it is also an album cover for the late Marvin Gaye.

    good stuff

    http://www.erniebarn...

  • peter | April 30, 2009 at 9:39 am |

    what I meant to write (clicked too soon) was that Ricko, why don’t you write to Lange himself?/ It would be interesting to see what kind (if any )response you’d get

  • JL | April 30, 2009 at 9:41 am |

    Chicago Bears receiver Earl Bennett changes number, Hester remains #23, and rookie numbers revealed at bottom of article:

    http://www.chicagobe...

  • Ricko | April 30, 2009 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”326789″]http://www.coltsproshoponline.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=2705

    I want this one![/quote]

    Great concept for a DIY: No number, just a question mark.

  • Ricko | April 30, 2009 at 9:49 am |

    [quote comment=”326793″][quote comment=”326789″]http://www.coltsproshoponline.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=2705

    I want this one![/quote]

    Great concept for a DIY: No number, just a question mark.[/quote]

    A bit slow this a.m., just remembered a touch football team I played for one season back in the 70s. Didn’t have a sponsor so the team was called “Anonymous.” Wore plain yellow-gold practice jerseys with a 10-inch black question mark silk-screened on the the front.

    ( I may have to re-create that sucker…LOL)

    —Ricko

  • Craig | April 30, 2009 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”326790″]Ernie Barnes is the artist who painted the image (supposedly done by Jimmie Walker’s character) in the closing credits of “Good Times”. Apparently it is also an album cover for the late Marvin Gaye.

    good stuff

    http://www.erniebarn...

    A post with reference to Ernie Barnes, “Good Times” and Marvin Gaye!! My head is spinning…All I need is George Jefferson and the day is RIGHTEOUS!!

  • M.Princip | April 30, 2009 at 9:55 am |

    R.I.P. Ernie Barnes

  • DB | April 30, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”326792″]Chicago Bears receiver Earl Bennett changes number, Hester remains #23, and rookie numbers revealed at bottom of article:

    http://www.chicagobe...
    SO glad to see he chose a number in the 80’s. There are few things in football I hate more than a receiver with a QB number. The only ones that look good are 17, 18 and 19. 10-16 should not be allowed. It just looks bad. I think I would actually rather see a guy wearing a single digit before I would want to see him in #12…

  • chance | April 30, 2009 at 10:04 am |

    That Andruw Jones logo is just bizarre. Somebody obviously took the Brewers’ BnG and swapped out the baseball for his number.

    The “m” and “b” don’t make any sense for Jones, and the logo doesn’t really work divorced from the letters, being a three-fingered glove.

    Strange. Not only did whatever company he endorses not create him a logo, but he can’t afford to pay a graphic designer to make him one?

  • Paul Lukas | April 30, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Stuby | April 30, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”326797″][quote comment=”326792″]Chicago Bears receiver Earl Bennett changes number, Hester remains #23, and rookie numbers revealed at bottom of article:

    http://www.chicagobe...
    SO glad to see he chose a number in the 80’s. There are few things in football I hate more than a receiver with a QB number. The only ones that look good are 17, 18 and 19. 10-16 should not be allowed. It just looks bad. I think I would actually rather see a guy wearing a single digit before I would want to see him in #12…[/quote]
    Funny, we had a discussion going on this topic last night in the comments. I agree that 10-16 look horrible on a receiver and I have a particular disdain for the #11.

    What’s up with that rule, though, that won’t allow a player to change from a number in the 80s to a number in the teens unless he changes teams? Seems really random.

  • Craig | April 30, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    If this is a repeat I apologize…just thought it was some cool stuff.

    http://www.spawn.com...

  • chance michaels | April 30, 2009 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”326800″][quote comment=”326797″][quote comment=”326792″]Chicago Bears receiver Earl Bennett changes number, Hester remains #23, and rookie numbers revealed at bottom of article:

    http://www.chicagobe...
    SO glad to see he chose a number in the 80’s. There are few things in football I hate more than a receiver with a QB number. The only ones that look good are 17, 18 and 19. 10-16 should not be allowed. It just looks bad. I think I would actually rather see a guy wearing a single digit before I would want to see him in #12…[/quote]
    Funny, we had a discussion going on this topic last night in the comments. I agree that 10-16 look horrible on a receiver and I have a particular disdain for the #11.

    What’s up with that rule, though, that won’t allow a player to change from a number in the 80s to a number in the teens unless he changes teams? Seems really random.[/quote]

    I suspect that the League would be very happy to discourage as many receivers as possible from wearing numbers outside of the 80s. Coincidentally, they don’t like players changing numbers, as that leaves the stores with outdated jersey stock.

    So the League is well served by discouraging the number switching whenever possible.

  • Adam | April 30, 2009 at 10:29 am |

    Chalk one up for the movie Mr. Baseball…they “get it.” Every player was wearing blue stirrups with white sanitaries.

  • DB | April 30, 2009 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”326802″][quote comment=”326800″][quote comment=”326797″][quote comment=”326792″]Chicago Bears receiver Earl Bennett changes number, Hester remains #23, and rookie numbers revealed at bottom of article:

    http://www.chicagobe...
    SO glad to see he chose a number in the 80’s. There are few things in football I hate more than a receiver with a QB number. The only ones that look good are 17, 18 and 19. 10-16 should not be allowed. It just looks bad. I think I would actually rather see a guy wearing a single digit before I would want to see him in #12…[/quote]
    Funny, we had a discussion going on this topic last night in the comments. I agree that 10-16 look horrible on a receiver and I have a particular disdain for the #11.

    What’s up with that rule, though, that won’t allow a player to change from a number in the 80s to a number in the teens unless he changes teams? Seems really random.[/quote]

    I suspect that the League would be very happy to discourage as many receivers as possible from wearing numbers outside of the 80s. Coincidentally, they don’t like players changing numbers, as that leaves the stores with outdated jersey stock.

    So the League is well served by discouraging the number switching whenever possible.[/quote]
    I didn’t realize that rule was in place, but I like it. The one that has always bothered me is #12, I think Colston in New Orleans was the first to have it. Then the Pats got Jabaar Gaffney who wore 10, which I hated even more…

  • Prexy Hater | April 30, 2009 at 10:36 am |

    So I guess there still is no cease and desist from the Mets for the “I’m Calling It Shea” shirts? Have you considered you may be infringing on their intellectual property?

  • Cowboy7130 | April 30, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    Gloves? There were gloves in that baseball beer ad?

  • Paul Lukas | April 30, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”326805″]So I guess there still is no cease and desist from the Mets for the “I’m Calling It Shea” shirts? Have you considered you may be infringing on their intellectual property?[/quote]

    No, we haven’t considered that, because we’re not infringing on anything. The Mets don’t own the term “Shea,” just as they didn’t own the stadium itself (the city did; the Mets were simply tenants). No Mas prexy Chris Isenberg and I are simply engaging in political/protest speech via our T-shirt project, and there’s nothing wrong with that.

    But hey, if the Mets (or you, or anyone else) want to shut down an operation that’s so far raised $1000 for a local food bank, well, THAT should go over real nicely….

  • Paul Lukas | April 30, 2009 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”326806″]Gloves? There were gloves in that baseball beer ad?[/quote]

    It’s been a long time since this particular strain of dick-fer-brains-ness surfaced in the comments. I’ll give this guy the benefit of the doubt and assume he’s a newbie and therefore wasn’t aware of our simple rule, which I’ll reiterate here: Anyone who posts a “[Clothing item]? What [clothing item]?! I don’t see any [clothing item]!” comment in response to a photo that includes an attractive female gets banned from the site and is sentenced to spend the rest of his life counting and re-counting his three remaining brain cells.

  • mcgivey | April 30, 2009 at 11:17 am |

    What’s with Paul’s fetish of the pitchers missing a buttons on the uniform? I know it can’t be easy coming up with a new topic for the page almost every day but who cares?

  • Rick | April 30, 2009 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”326806″]Gloves? There were gloves in that baseball beer ad?[/quote]
    Yeah, i think the jersey was holding my attention more than the gloves! My godfather lives in Haverhill (it’s pronounced something like AY-ver-ill, from what he tells me). Maybe he can get me some beer!

  • Ricko | April 30, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”326791″]what I meant to write (clicked too soon) was that Ricko, why don’t you write to Lange himself?/ It would be interesting to see what kind (if any )response you’d get[/quote]

    It was LI Phil who caught the error re: Dolphins never playing the NY Titans. I was just quoting his post. Meant to clear up that earlier but I’ve been in a seminar of sorts, listening to an exec from a car dealership group drone on and on about….I dunno, something regarding them being much nice people now than they used to be.

    In other words, it was theater.

    —Ricko

  • Jamie | April 30, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    Loved Paul’s 1984 reference, or at least Newspeak reference.

    As far as the low receiver numbers go, I was with you all at first; I absolutely hated seeing receivers with teen numbers. I think it’s started to grow on me, though. I can see the utility of it though, as teams routinely have more than ten receivers + tight ends.

  • James Craven | April 30, 2009 at 11:23 am |

    Good idea for a T-shirt in Cleveland:

    “I still call it ‘The Jake'”.

    And in Philly:

    “I call it ‘The Vault'”.

    (Get it? The Vet + Citizens Bank Park = The Vault)

  • Juggernaut | April 30, 2009 at 11:26 am |

    A craft brewer creating a Pale Ale? Surely you jest!

    And ‘Haverhill’ is pronounced ‘Hay-vruhl’, for those of you who aren’t from the phonetically challenged New England area.

  • M.Princip | April 30, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    I love it when receivers wear teen numbers, just old school: http://imagecache5.a...

    Now, if only a team, or, player had the balls to wear the double zero, oh that would be badass.

  • DB | April 30, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”326814″]A craft brewer creating a Pale Ale? Surely you jest!

    And ‘Haverhill’ is pronounced ‘Hay-vruhl’, for those of you who aren’t from the phonetically challenged New England area.[/quo

    Yep. “Hayvril” just like Gloucester is really “Glouster” and and Peabody i s”Pebidy” lived here my whole life and I still fuckign hate that

  • DB | April 30, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”326815″]I love it when receivers wear teen numbers, just old school: http://imagecache5.a...

    Now, if only a team, or, player had the balls to wear the double zero, oh that would be badass.[/quote]
    I’d prefer 00 to 12. I have often wondered if there is a rule against wearing a zero before a number in the NFL, or any other pro sport for that matter. I know Benio Santiago wore 09 with the Marlins so it must be allowed in baseball, but how badass would it be to see an O lineman wearing like 08 or 06 or something. I’d dig it.

  • War Damn Eagle | April 30, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    I know football coaches like to wear the straw cowboy hats from time to time, but full-blown safari hats???

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Jeff | April 30, 2009 at 11:36 am |

    Also check out the sweet Charge-rs pennant at upper right in this photo from the LA Times’ Ernie Barnes gallery. Click here.

  • don d. | April 30, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”326815″]I love it when receivers wear teen numbers, just old school: http://imagecache5.a...

    Now, if only a team, or, player had the balls to wear the double zero, oh that would be badass.[/quote]

    0 and 00 have been banned since 1973.

  • Craig | April 30, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”326818″]I know football coaches like to wear the straw cowboy hats from time to time, but full-blown safari hats???

    http://sportsillustr...

    Its a jungle out their kiddies!!

  • TommyD | April 30, 2009 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”326815″] http://imagecache5.a...
    [/quote]

    one of the largest crimes in sports is that the Chargers wear any other uniform that this

  • M.Princip | April 30, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”326817″][quote comment=”326815″]I love it when receivers wear teen numbers, just old school: http://imagecache5.a...

    Now, if only a team, or, player had the balls to wear the double zero, oh that would be badass.[/quote]
    I’d prefer 00 to 12. I have often wondered if there is a rule against wearing a zero before a number in the NFL, or any other pro sport for that matter. I know Benio Santiago wore 09 with the Marlins so it must be allowed in baseball, but how badass would it be to see an O lineman wearing like 08 or 06 or something. I’d dig it.[/quote]

    Me too. But, could you imagine a Goggles Paesano ‘Joe Washington’ type receiver nowaday wearing 00. Oh man, supremely cool.

  • Ricko | April 30, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”326823″][quote comment=”326817″][quote comment=”326815″]I love it when receivers wear teen numbers, just old school: http://imagecache5.a...

    Now, if only a team, or, player had the balls to wear the double zero, oh that would be badass.[/quote]
    I’d prefer 00 to 12. I have often wondered if there is a rule against wearing a zero before a number in the NFL, or any other pro sport for that matter. I know Benio Santiago wore 09 with the Marlins so it must be allowed in baseball, but how badass would it be to see an O lineman wearing like 08 or 06 or something. I’d dig it.[/quote]

    Me too. But, could you imagine a Goggles Paesano ‘Joe Washington’ type receiver nowaday wearing 00. Oh man, supremely cool.[/quote]

    I assume you remember Ken Burrough, the wideout who wore 00 first with the Saints and then the Oilers?
    http://caimages.coll...

    —Ricko

  • DB | April 30, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=\”326823\”][quote comment=\”326817\”][quote comment=\”326815\”]I love it when receivers wear teen numbers, just old school: http://imagecache5.a...

    Now, if only a team, or, player had the balls to wear the double zero, oh that would be badass.[/quote]
    I\’d prefer 00 to 12. I have often wondered if there is a rule against wearing a zero before a number in the NFL, or any other pro sport for that matter. I know Benio Santiago wore 09 with the Marlins so it must be allowed in baseball, but how badass would it be to see an O lineman wearing like 08 or 06 or something. I\’d dig it.[/quote]

    Me too. But, could you imagine a Goggles Paesano \’Joe Washington\’ type receiver nowaday wearing 00. Oh man, supremely cool.[/quote]

    I totally agree. Receivers are notoriously cocky and self-centered. 00 would be the ultimate \”I get no respect\” number for a guy like TO…

  • Craig | April 30, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”326824″][quote comment=”326823″][quote comment=”326817″][quote comment=”326815″]I love it when receivers wear teen numbers, just old school: http://imagecache5.a...

    Now, if only a team, or, player had the balls to wear the double zero, oh that would be badass.[/quote]
    I’d prefer 00 to 12. I have often wondered if there is a rule against wearing a zero before a number in the NFL, or any other pro sport for that matter. I know Benio Santiago wore 09 with the Marlins so it must be allowed in baseball, but how badass would it be to see an O lineman wearing like 08 or 06 or something. I’d dig it.[/quote]

    Me too. But, could you imagine a Goggles Paesano ‘Joe Washington’ type receiver nowaday wearing 00. Oh man, supremely cool.[/quote]

    I assume you remember Ken Burrough, the wideout who wore 00 first with the Saints and then the Oilers?
    http://caimages.coll...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    As a Steelers fan I remember the scoundrel
    http://us.st12.yimg....

  • Kek | April 30, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”326820″][quote comment=”326815″]I love it when receivers wear teen numbers, just old school: http://imagecache5.a...

    Now, if only a team, or, player had the balls to wear the double zero, oh that would be badass.[/quote]

    0 and 00 have been banned since 1973.[/quote]
    Yeah, didn’t LeCharles Bentley want to wear #00 when he signed with the Browns but the league said “nope”.

    He came out wearing a #00 at his press conference: http://images.usatod...

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”326815″]I love it when receivers wear teen numbers, just old school: http://imagecache5.a...

    heh

    /great minds think alike, michael ;)

  • Matt Brosseau | April 30, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”326779″]and ps: Why won’t the Jets wear the FUTURISTIC Jets logo as a throwback…I know i’ve mentioned it hear before, and it’s been 12 years…so it’s marketing time for that now right? Even the Bucs are going Creamsicle for ONE game[/quote]

    I’d love to see that for one more game. Maybe next season (2010) the Jets can rotate through a few different unis for the eight home games…I grew up in the Klecko/Todd/O’Brien era so I have a special place in my heart for the flying Jet logo. They just need to ditch the black from that uni, maybe add a bit of silver and we’re cleared for takeoff.

  • M.Princip | April 30, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”326828″][quote comment=”326815″]I love it when receivers wear teen numbers, just old school: http://imagecache5.a...

    heh

    /great minds think alike, michael ;)[/quote]

    Great pic. of Lance there. Nowaday, I think he’d be fined for that running eye black.

  • Judd | April 30, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”326827″][quote comment=”326820″][quote comment=”326815″]I love it when receivers wear teen numbers, just old school: http://imagecache5.a...

    Now, if only a team, or, player had the balls to wear the double zero, oh that would be badass.[/quote]

    0 and 00 have been banned since 1973.[/quote]
    Yeah, didn’t LeCharles Bentley want to wear #00 when he signed with the Browns but the league said “nope”.

    He came out wearing a #00 at his press conference: http://images.usatod...

    …which was a double-zero shout out to Jim Otto, the former Raiders center.

  • Ricko | April 30, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”326830″][quote comment=”326828″][quote comment=”326815″]I love it when receivers wear teen numbers, just old school: http://imagecache5.a...

    heh

    /great minds think alike, michael ;)[/quote]

    Great pic. of Lance there. Nowaday, I think he’d be fined for that running eye black.[/quote]

    …and for the white tape on his socks, and on his shoes, and for the exposed knees…

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”326832″][quote comment=”326830″][quote comment=”326828″][quote comment=”326815″]I love it when receivers wear teen numbers, just old school: http://imagecache5.a...

    heh

    /great minds think alike, michael ;)[/quote]

    Great pic. of Lance there. Nowaday, I think he’d be fined for that running eye black.[/quote]

    …and for the white tape on his socks, and on his shoes, and for the exposed knees…

    —Ricko[/quote]

    and we’d be busting on him for “stylin'” instead of revering his old school grit ;)

  • JAson | April 30, 2009 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”326813″]Good idea for a T-shirt in Cleveland:

    “I still call it ‘The Jake'”.

    And in Philly:

    “I call it ‘The Vault'”.

    (Get it? The Vet + Citizens Bank Park = The Vault)[/quote]

    I saw several people wearing “I still Call it The Jake” shirts along with their free Progressive Field hats they handed out at Opening Day last year.

  • M.Princip | April 30, 2009 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”326832″][quote comment=”326830″][quote comment=”326828″][quote comment=”326815″]I love it when receivers wear teen numbers, just old school: http://imagecache5.a...

    heh

    /great minds think alike, michael ;)[/quote]

    Great pic. of Lance there. Nowaday, I think he’d be fined for that running eye black.[/quote]

    …and for the white tape on his socks, and on his shoes, and for the exposed knees…

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Ha! Too true.

  • Dave | April 30, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    Stripes are occasionally put on helmets in practices and scrimmages — it helps whoever’s watching the tape to see what direction a particular player is looking at any given time.

  • Mike Calagna | April 30, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    Anyone ever wanted to name a franchise that won’t last more than a year? Here’s your chance:

    http://www.ufl-footb...

  • Scott | April 30, 2009 at 12:32 pm |

    Who’s Paul Luka?

    And where’d he put Paul Lukas?

    Click on your link to the ESPN site and check out the tab header:
    “Paul Luka Uni Watch: NFL uniform changes – ESPN”

    Somebody at ESPN.com has Natonal-itis.

  • Paul Lukas | April 30, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”326838″]Who’s Paul Luka?

    And where’d he put Paul Lukas?

    Click on your link to the ESPN site and check out the tab header:
    “Paul Luka Uni Watch: NFL uniform changes – ESPN”

    Somebody at ESPN.com has Natonal-itis.[/quote]

    Yikes. Better get them to change that before my mom sees it….

  • Matt Brosseau | April 30, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”326837″]Anyone ever wanted to name a franchise that won’t last more than a year? Here’s your chance:

    http://www.ufl-footb...

    Awesome. I suggested “Hartford Whalers.”

  • peter | April 30, 2009 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”326837″]Anyone ever wanted to name a franchise that won’t last more than a year? Here’s your chance:

    http://www.ufl-footb...

    I think we already made fun of this a while back…someone suggested Hartford Whalers

  • Mike Calagna | April 30, 2009 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”326841″][quote comment=”326837″]Anyone ever wanted to name a franchise that won’t last more than a year? Here’s your chance:

    http://www.ufl-footb...

    I think we already made fun of this a while back…someone suggested Hartford Whalers[/quote]

    Here’s a new one: Monterrey (Mexico) Swine Flus

  • Squiddie | April 30, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    Looks like having charities on a team’s shirt is catching on in English football.

    Aston Villa

    Walsall

    Huddersfield Town

    Sheffield Wednesday

    Barcelona might be most famous for their UNICEF jersey.

  • Kevin | April 30, 2009 at 1:17 pm |

    The Patriots presented their number one draft pick, Patrick Chung, with his jersey today. They went old school in honor of the 50th anniversary of the AFL.

  • DB | April 30, 2009 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=\”326844\”]The Patriots presented their number one draft pick, Patrick Chung, with his jersey today. They went old school in honor of the 50th anniversary of the AFL.[/quote]
    Love those throwbacks, although I wouldn\’t say that is \”his\” jersey. unless they let secondary players wear #1 now

  • Matt Brosseau | April 30, 2009 at 1:22 pm |

    BREAKING:

    A-Rod goes double-flapped in extended spring training intrasquad game! Oh my goodness gracious.

  • Craig | April 30, 2009 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”326844″]The Patriots presented their number one draft pick, Patrick Chung, with his jersey today. They went old school in honor of the 50th anniversary of the AFL.[/quote]

    The Pats are so much more tolerable when they wear those throwbacks. Even Kraft doesn’t trigger my rash from starting when standing next to that red jersey.

  • interlockingtc | April 30, 2009 at 1:26 pm |

    The action in an Ernie Barnes painting is palpable. Look at the Marvin Gaye album cover—it’s like those people are about to fly away. Amazing.

    May he rest in peace.

  • rpm | April 30, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”326802″][quote comment=”326800″][quote comment=”326797″][quote comment=”326792″]Chicago Bears receiver Earl Bennett changes number, Hester remains #23, and rookie numbers revealed at bottom of article:

    http://www.chicagobe...
    SO glad to see he chose a number in the 80’s. There are few things in football I hate more than a receiver with a QB number. The only ones that look good are 17, 18 and 19. 10-16 should not be allowed. It just looks bad. I think I would actually rather see a guy wearing a single digit before I would want to see him in #12…[/quote]
    Funny, we had a discussion going on this topic last night in the comments. I agree that 10-16 look horrible on a receiver and I have a particular disdain for the #11.

    What’s up with that rule, though, that won’t allow a player to change from a number in the 80s to a number in the teens unless he changes teams? Seems really random.[/quote]

    I suspect that the League would be very happy to discourage as many receivers as possible from wearing numbers outside of the 80s. Coincidentally, they don’t like players changing numbers, as that leaves the stores with outdated jersey stock.

    So the League is well served by discouraging the number switching whenever possible.[/quote]

    IMHO(look what i did phil!)any eligible player should be able to wear any eligible number, same for the ineligibles. give me a quarterback in 22. crewe!!!!!!! bernie kosar could have been 20, that fat kentucky guy, a total double duece. that being said, a wide out in 12 does look a bit silly, but i say open it up, i will take a split end in 12 if i can have a quartering back in 42.

    always loved mr. barnes work. he was for sure an ealy inspiration when i was in school, and i am sorry to hear he passed.

    the eff stuff on sale would make fore some fine diy projects. eff’s are reeeeal easy to strip down.

  • Adam | April 30, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=\”326839\”][quote comment=\”326838\”]Who\’s Paul Luka?

    And where\’d he put Paul Lukas?

    Click on your link to the ESPN site and check out the tab header:
    \”Paul Luka Uni Watch: NFL uniform changes – ESPN\”

    Somebody at ESPN.com has Natonal-itis.[/quote]

    Yikes. Better get them to change that before my mom sees it….[/quote]

    Doesn’t he live downstairs from Suzanne Vega?

  • Glen H | April 30, 2009 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=\”326842\”][quote comment=\”326841\”][quote comment=\”326837\”]Anyone ever wanted to name a franchise that won\’t last more than a year? Here\’s your chance:

    http://www.ufl-footb...

    I think we already made fun of this a while back…someone suggested Hartford Whalers[/quote]

    Here\’s a new one: Monterrey (Mexico) Swine Flus[/quote]

    too soon too be funny

  • DB | April 30, 2009 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”326851″][quote comment=\”326842\”][quote comment=\”326841\”][quote comment=\”326837\”]Anyone ever wanted to name a franchise that won\’t last more than a year? Here\’s your chance:

    http://www.ufl-footb...

    I think we already made fun of this a while back…someone suggested Hartford Whalers[/quote]

    Here\’s a new one: Monterrey (Mexico) Swine Flus[/quote]

    too soon too be funny[/quote]
    I beg to differ. The swine flu is lame. One of the lamest news stories in a while. Its just the flu. How many people in America over the age of 2 have died? That’s a big Gilbert Arenas 0.

  • Glen H | April 30, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”326852″][quote comment=”326851″][quote comment=\”326842\”][quote comment=\”326841\”][quote comment=\”326837\”]Anyone ever wanted to name a franchise that won\’t last more than a year? Here\’s your chance:

    http://www.ufl-footb...

    I think we already made fun of this a while back…someone suggested Hartford Whalers[/quote]

    Here\’s a new one: Monterrey (Mexico) Swine Flus[/quote]

    too soon too be funny[/quote]
    I beg to differ. The swine flu is lame. One of the lamest news stories in a while. Its just the flu. How many people in America over the age of 2 have died? That’s a big Gilbert Arenas 0.[/quote]

    unless you count the Mexican toddler who died in Texas

  • Glen H | April 30, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    forgot to notice the over 2 years old part. my bad

  • DB | April 30, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=\”326854\”]forgot to notice the over 2 years old part. my bad[/quote]
    Not trying to rag on you, Glen, at all, and it is sad about that 2 year old. I just work at a newspaper and if one more editor asks me to try and localize the swine flu story I\’m going to gauge my eyes out.
    I guess I am the dictionary definition of jaded…

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2009 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”326849″]
    IMHO(look what i did phil!)[/quote]

    you learned the bold tags?
    ;)

  • Juggernaut | April 30, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”326816″][quote comment=”326814″]A craft brewer creating a Pale Ale? Surely you jest!

    And ‘Haverhill’ is pronounced ‘Hay-vruhl’, for those of you who aren’t from the phonetically challenged New England area.[/quo

    Yep. “Hayvril” just like Gloucester is really “Glouster” and and Peabody i s”Pebidy” lived here my whole life and I still fuckign hate that[/quote]

    I’m from Beverly and I share your pain, I often have to educate friends that come in from out of state. Usually on a drive back from Logan I will have them read a sign, then correct them.

    “Don’t say ‘Woe-bern’, say ‘Woo-bin’ when you see Woburn.”

  • MEMAL | April 30, 2009 at 2:09 pm |

    Adding to the list of mistakes in today’s ESPN Page 2, I saw that Matthew Stafford is now going to be playing for the Jaguars? Look at the picture on the front of Page 2 at the jersey on the left and note that style of number that gives it away.I’m sure Paul you meant to put a Detroit Lions Jersey there, or at least maybe David Garrard’s name there on what looks like a #9 Jaguar jersey.

  • Erich | April 30, 2009 at 2:10 pm |

    Anyone remember the name of the cute Canadian Women’s Hockey Player that was in the ticker a while back. She had a logo taped over…

  • Juggernaut | April 30, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”326813″]Good idea for a T-shirt in Cleveland:

    “I still call it ‘The Jake'”.

    And in Philly:

    “I call it ‘The Vault'”.

    (Get it? The Vet + Citizens Bank Park = The Vault)[/quote]

    Or for Yankee Stadium, “I still call it ‘The Toilet'”

  • Erich | April 30, 2009 at 2:12 pm |

    ok, to answer myself, her name is Meghan Agosta now I just need a link to the picture..

  • MPowers1634 | April 30, 2009 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”326857″][quote comment=”326816″][quote comment=”326814″]A craft brewer creating a Pale Ale? Surely you jest!

    And ‘Haverhill’ is pronounced ‘Hay-vruhl’, for those of you who aren’t from the phonetically challenged New England area.[/quo

    Yep. “Hayvril” just like Gloucester is really “Glouster” and and Peabody i s”Pebidy” lived here my whole life and I still fuckign hate that[/quote]

    I’m from Beverly and I share your pain, I often have to educate friends that come in from out of state. Usually on a drive back from Logan I will have them read a sign, then correct them.

    “Don’t say ‘Woe-bern’, say ‘Woo-bin’ when you see Woburn.”[/quote]

    WHen I was a lad playing Pop Warner football, each year we would play Woburn and Billerica.

    One year we would host them, the next they would…what a blast!

    I also summered on the Cape in Wellfleet. The next town Eastham, pronounced Eastem has been mispronounced for years in my family!

  • MEMAL | April 30, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    Never mind, i’m an idito. = )

  • MPowers1634 | April 30, 2009 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”326821″][quote comment=”326818″]I know football coaches like to wear the straw cowboy hats from time to time, but full-blown safari hats???

    http://sportsillustr...

    Its a jungle out their kiddies!![/quote]

    I have NEVER seen 3 Saints in Schutt’s before!

  • Paul Lukas | April 30, 2009 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”326858″]Adding to the list of mistakes in today’s ESPN Page 2, I saw that Matthew Stafford is now going to be playing for the Jaguars? Look at the picture on the front of Page 2 at the jersey on the left and note that style of number that gives it away.[/quote]

    That’s the Lions’ new number style.

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”326818″]I know football coaches like to wear the straw cowboy hats from time to time, but full-blown safari hats???

    http://sportsillustr...

    nice find jon…

    i think he’s afraid that without it, the players will pith all over him

  • Lwiedy | April 30, 2009 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”326834″][quote comment=”326813″]Good idea for a T-shirt in Cleveland:

    “I still call it ‘The Jake'”.

    And in Philly:

    “I call it ‘The Vault'”.

    (Get it? The Vet + Citizens Bank Park = The Vault)[/quote]

    I saw several people wearing “I still Call it The Jake” shirts along with their free Progressive Field hats they handed out at Opening Day last year.[/quote]

    I do realize it is completely different than Shea/Citi Field, Jacobs/Progressive, etc. but as a Royals fan, I still don’t call it “the K” or Kauffman Stadium.

    Absolutely no disrespect to Mr. K, he is the reason there is a Kansas City Royals. It’s just that his passing and subsequent stadium renaming (which I have come to understand he was not comfortable with) is a marker for the beginning of the slide that has made them a baseball joke.

    My shirt reads “No offense, but I’m calling it Royals Stadium”

  • JTH | April 30, 2009 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”326849″][quote comment=”326802″][quote comment=”326800″][quote comment=”326797″][quote comment=”326792″]Chicago Bears receiver Earl Bennett changes number, Hester remains #23, and rookie numbers revealed at bottom of article:

    http://www.chicagobe...
    SO glad to see he chose a number in the 80’s. There are few things in football I hate more than a receiver with a QB number. The only ones that look good are 17, 18 and 19. 10-16 should not be allowed. It just looks bad. I think I would actually rather see a guy wearing a single digit before I would want to see him in #12…[/quote]
    Funny, we had a discussion going on this topic last night in the comments. I agree that 10-16 look horrible on a receiver and I have a particular disdain for the #11.

    What’s up with that rule, though, that won’t allow a player to change from a number in the 80s to a number in the teens unless he changes teams? Seems really random.[/quote]

    I suspect that the League would be very happy to discourage as many receivers as possible from wearing numbers outside of the 80s. Coincidentally, they don’t like players changing numbers, as that leaves the stores with outdated jersey stock.

    So the League is well served by discouraging the number switching whenever possible.[/quote]

    IMHO(look what i did phil!)any eligible player should be able to wear any eligible number, same for the ineligibles. give me a quarterback in 22. crewe!!!!!!! bernie kosar could have been 20, that fat kentucky guy, a total double duece. that being said, a wide out in 12 does look a bit silly, but i say open it up, i will take a split end in 12 if i can have a quartering back in 42.

    always loved mr. barnes work. he was for sure an ealy inspiration when i was in school, and i am sorry to hear he passed.

    the eff stuff on sale would make fore some fine diy projects. eff’s are reeeeal easy to strip down.[/quote]
    First off, #12 definitely looks right on this WR.

    Second, I completely agree with Mr. Marshall. Does it really matter if you’re lined up as a QB with #42 or at fullback with #3? As long as it’s an eligible position, you should be able to wear any eligible number.

    And on defense, who really gives a shit if a guy wearing #7 or #44 is down in a 3-point stance?

  • Lwiedy | April 30, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    Blue sanis aside, I really love those uniforms:
    http://farm4.static....

  • Jason | April 30, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”326840″][quote comment=”326837″]Anyone ever wanted to name a franchise that won’t last more than a year? Here’s your chance:

    http://www.ufl-footb...

    Awesome. I suggested “Hartford Whalers.”[/quote]

    Anyone catch the Tribe-BoSox game last night? Kelly Shoppach of Cleveland hit a home run to rightfield at “The Jake,” and some guy in a Boston Bruins jersey caught it. But the best part was that his friend, seated right next to him, had a Whalers jersey on.

    Awesome.

  • JTH | April 30, 2009 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”326868″][quote comment=”326834″][quote comment=”326813″]Good idea for a T-shirt in Cleveland:

    “I still call it ‘The Jake'”.

    And in Philly:

    “I call it ‘The Vault'”.

    (Get it? The Vet + Citizens Bank Park = The Vault)[/quote]

    I saw several people wearing “I still Call it The Jake” shirts along with their free Progressive Field hats they handed out at Opening Day last year.[/quote]

    I do realize it is completely different than Shea/Citi Field, Jacobs/Progressive, etc. but as a Royals fan, I still don’t call it “the K” or Kauffman Stadium.

    Absolutely no disrespect to Mr. K, he is the reason there is a Kansas City Royals. It’s just that his passing and subsequent stadium renaming (which I have come to understand he was not comfortable with) is a marker for the beginning of the slide that has made them a baseball joke.

    My shirt reads “No offense, but I’m calling it Royals Stadium”[/quote]
    My shirt:

    I still call it Weeghman Park.

  • Lwiedy | April 30, 2009 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”326872″][quote comment=”326868″][quote comment=”326834″][quote comment=”326813″]Good idea for a T-shirt in Cleveland:

    “I still call it ‘The Jake'”.

    And in Philly:

    “I call it ‘The Vault'”.

    (Get it? The Vet + Citizens Bank Park = The Vault)[/quote]

    I saw several people wearing “I still Call it The Jake” shirts along with their free Progressive Field hats they handed out at Opening Day last year.[/quote]

    I do realize it is completely different than Shea/Citi Field, Jacobs/Progressive, etc. but as a Royals fan, I still don’t call it “the K” or Kauffman Stadium.

    Absolutely no disrespect to Mr. K, he is the reason there is a Kansas City Royals. It’s just that his passing and subsequent stadium renaming (which I have come to understand he was not comfortable with) is a marker for the beginning of the slide that has made them a baseball joke.

    My shirt reads “No offense, but I’m calling it Royals Stadium”[/quote]
    My shirt:

    I still call it Weeghman Park.[/quote]

    I have to admit, I googled Weeghman Park, very funny!

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote] who really gives a shit if a guy wearing #7 or #44 is down in a 3-point stance?[/quote]

    aside from the ref?

  • DenverGregg | April 30, 2009 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”326789″]http://www.coltsproshoponline.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=2705

    I want this one![/quote]
    The Riddler has become a football player?

    As for the UFL:
    San Francisco Treats;
    Vegas Aces;
    Sacramento Mental Midgets;
    Orlando Furiosos;
    Hartford Herd;
    New York Uniques;
    Los Angeles Riots (h/t to a fantasy baseball leaguemate);
    Monterrey Barrachos; and
    Salt Lake City Slickers.

  • Lwiedy | April 30, 2009 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”326868″][quote comment=”326834″][quote comment=”326813″]Good idea for a T-shirt in Cleveland:

    “I still call it ‘The Jake'”.

    And in Philly:

    “I call it ‘The Vault'”.

    (Get it? The Vet + Citizens Bank Park = The Vault)[/quote]

    I saw several people wearing “I still Call it The Jake” shirts along with their free Progressive Field hats they handed out at Opening Day last year.[/quote]

    I do realize it is completely different than Shea/Citi Field, Jacobs/Progressive, etc. but as a Royals fan, I still don’t call it “the K” or Kauffman Stadium.

    Absolutely no disrespect to Mr. K, he is the reason there is a Kansas City Royals. It’s just that his passing and subsequent stadium renaming (which I have come to understand he was not comfortable with) is a marker for the beginning of the slide that has made them a baseball joke.

    My shirt reads “No offense, but I’m calling it Royals Stadium”[/quote]

    And I vow this. My next trip to a Yankee spring training, I’ll wear a “I’m still calling it Legends Field” shirt. Probably get thrown out.

  • JTH | April 30, 2009 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”326873″]
    I have to admit, I googled Weeghman Park, very funny![/quote]
    Thank you. My work here is done.

  • JTH | April 30, 2009 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”326874″][quote] who really gives a shit if a guy wearing #7 or #44 is down in a 3-point stance?[/quote]

    aside from the ref?[/quote]
    Seriously, is there some kind of penalty they can assess if a player is out of position (number-wise) on defense without reporting to the officials?

  • Kek | April 30, 2009 at 2:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”326878″][quote comment=”326874″][quote] who really gives a shit if a guy wearing #7 or #44 is down in a 3-point stance?[/quote]

    aside from the ref?[/quote]
    Seriously, is there some kind of penalty they can assess if a player is out of position (number-wise) on defense without reporting to the officials?[/quote]
    If that was the case, wouldn’t Polamalu be flagged 80% of the time?

  • Craig | April 30, 2009 at 2:57 pm |

    Arrrgh! Bring on them Yanks, Arrgh!

    http://www.americanm...

  • War Damn Eagle | April 30, 2009 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”326867″][quote comment=”326818″]I know football coaches like to wear the straw cowboy hats from time to time, but full-blown safari hats???

    http://sportsillustr...

    nice find jon…

    i think he’s afraid that without it, the players will pith all over him[/quote]

    And I wonder if Reebok (or someone from the League) will come after him for not wearing non-NFL apparel.

    http://sportsillustr...

    And I love how this hat (with what I’m pretty sure is a Reebok logo on the side), ends up with a Nike logo in Tuscaloosa.

    http://www.joesports...

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

    or even its predecessor in Baton Rouge:

    http://sportsillustr...

  • rpm | April 30, 2009 at 3:16 pm |

    yet i somehow like my hockey defensemen to have single digit numbers and my forwards to have teens and 20’s. i also like infielders to have single digits too. always loved joe crede when he played at u.s. comiskular, but 27 doesn’t look right to me. funny how i am okay with a 42 quartering back, but insist on a number 5 third sacker.

  • War Damn Eagle | April 30, 2009 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”326881″][quote comment=”326867″][quote comment=”326818″]I know football coaches like to wear the straw cowboy hats from time to time, but full-blown safari hats???

    http://sportsillustr...

    nice find jon…

    i think he’s afraid that without it, the players will pith all over him[/quote]

    And I wonder if Reebok (or someone from the League) will come after him for not wearing non-NFL apparel.

    http://sportsillustr...

    And I love how this hat (with what I’m pretty sure is a Reebok logo on the side), ends up with a Nike logo in Tuscaloosa.

    http://www.joesports...

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

    or even its predecessor in Baton Rouge:

    http://sportsillustr...

    Ugh, I think I meant “not wearing Reebok apparel.”

  • Squiddie | April 30, 2009 at 3:20 pm |

    The stadium the Baltimore baseball franchise plays in is Oriole Park at Camden Yards, but everyone just calls it Camden Yards. So I’m all in favor of the fans choosing their own stadium names especially in these days of corporate naming rights.

    I’m still trying to convince people to call the new Twins stadium Nicollet Park instead of the Target Field. It’s really a few blocks from Nicollet Avenue, but that shouldn’t matter.

    I’m just worried that everyone is going to call it Stinky because of its proximity to the garbage incinerator.

  • War Damn Eagle | April 30, 2009 at 3:22 pm |

    I never knew this, but the 125th anniversary patch on the Expos home jersey was in French:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Broadway Connie | April 30, 2009 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”326875″][quote comment=”326789″]http://www.coltsproshoponline.com/cart.php?m=product_detail&p=2705

    I want this one![/quote]
    The Riddler has become a football player?

    As for the UFL:
    San Francisco Treats;
    Vegas Aces;
    Sacramento Mental Midgets;
    Orlando Furiosos;
    Hartford Herd;
    New York Uniques;
    Los Angeles Riots (h/t to a fantasy baseball leaguemate);
    Monterrey Barrachos; and
    Salt Lake City Slickers.[/quote]

    Good on you, Gregg. Love the Treats, Slickers and Furiosos.

    How ’bout:

    Vegas Vapids
    Hartford Policy
    New York Accents
    Los Angeles de Los Angeles
    Chicago Loop

    “Barracho” should be “Borracho,” btw, but maybe not apt for Monterrey, a town less tipsy and more industrious than most in Mexico. Monterrey Charros? Monterrey Agaves? Monterrey Montes?

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2009 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”326882″]i also like infielders to have single digits too. always loved joe crede when he played at u.s. comiskular, but 27 doesn’t look right to me. funny how i am okay with a 42 quartering back, but insist on a number 5 third sacker.[/quote]

    so…renato’s yer catcher, jim, jill, eric & kerry play infield and yer the third sacker?

    summpin like that?

  • warren thompson | April 30, 2009 at 3:29 pm |

    Ricko: I just remembered two more college teams that once sported silver helmets: Georgia (when Trippi and Sinkwich played) and Texas Tech (when the Red Raiders had a great running back by the name of Bobby Cavazos). I wonder if they ever faced each other back then. Ironically, each venue’s official colors were — and still are — red and black.

  • Tom Servaux | April 30, 2009 at 3:30 pm |

    I can see it now — the Vegas Tricks vs. the San Francisco Treats…

  • James P. | April 30, 2009 at 3:32 pm |

    Distant Replays is back up and running, though now it is nothing more an a Retro Brand distribution site. :(

    *sigh* At least my wife will be happy that I don’t have them as an outlet to buy my old school baseball stuff from now…

  • Peter | April 30, 2009 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”326885″]I never knew this, but the 125th anniversary patch on the Expos home jersey was in French:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Also known as the last year of the REAL Expos…

  • JL | April 30, 2009 at 3:33 pm |

    First off, #12 definitely looks right on this WR.

    Justin Gage raises a question for me about the Bears’ article I posted earlier:

    Gage originally wore #87 when he began his NFL career as a Chicago Bear:
    http://cache.gettyim...

    Then he switched to #12 when the Bears signed Mushin Muhammad (#87 during his career) and NFL rules began allowing receivers to wear 10-19 numbers:
    http://cache.daylife...

    …like Gage wore at Colorado:
    http://photos.upi.co...

    The article stated the NFL won’t allow players with a number in the 80’s to change to a 10-19 number. So I wonder if Gage’s switch from 87 to 12 as a Bear slipped by the NFL, or if it was an exception because Muhammad most likely “bought” the number 87 from Gage.

  • rpm | April 30, 2009 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”326887″][quote comment=”326882″]i also like infielders to have single digits too. always loved joe crede when he played at u.s. comiskular, but 27 doesn’t look right to me. funny how i am okay with a 42 quartering back, but insist on a number 5 third sacker.[/quote]

    so…renato’s yer catcher, jim, jill, eric & kerry play infield and yer the third sacker?

    summpin like that?[/quote]
    well, no, but i get where you are going. i just like low numbers for the infield. and i realize 5 is the poition number, but any single digit is okay, just no 8’s. actually, teens under 17 are okay for the corners, only the keystone is single digit mandatory. outfielders are teens over 16 and 20’s, catcher is single or teens, pitchers are any number over 15 and under 50. i know it is silly, but that’s how i like it. that being said, i wore 74 at short last year, so whatever.

    the stirrups with columbia and maroon look purdy sweet in action don’t the long island phil? try and tell me they don’t, i won’t believe you. i called tck, and they pulled the stirrup and measured it for me, then called me back the next day.

  • DB | April 30, 2009 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”326857″][quote comment=”326816″][quote comment=”326814″]A craft brewer creating a Pale Ale? Surely you jest!

    And ‘Haverhill’ is pronounced ‘Hay-vruhl’, for those of you who aren’t from the phonetically challenged New England area.[/quo

    Yep. “Hayvril” just like Gloucester is really “Glouster” and and Peabody i s”Pebidy” lived here my whole life and I still fuckign hate that[/quote]

    I’m from Beverly and I share your pain, I often have to educate friends that come in from out of state. Usually on a drive back from Logan I will have them read a sign, then correct them.

    “Don’t say ‘Woe-bern’, say ‘Woo-bin’ when you see Woburn.”[/quote]
    Yep. I’m a Salem guy. its embarrassing..

  • War Damn Eagle | April 30, 2009 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”326891″][quote comment=”326885″]I never knew this, but the 125th anniversary patch on the Expos home jersey was in French:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Also known as the last year of the REAL Expos…[/quote]

    Pretty amazing that only 1 player on the Nationals was part of the 2004 Expos – Nick Johnson.

  • Big Smooth | April 30, 2009 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”326775″]”… Lots of cool gas station signs displayed here (with thanks to Alan Saunders). …”

    Holy Moley. A wonderful collection.[/quote]
    [quote comment=”326840″][quote comment=”326837″]Anyone ever wanted to name a franchise that won’t last more than a year? Here’s your chance:

    http://www.ufl-footb...

    Awesome. I suggested “Hartford Whalers.”[/quote]

    So did I before I saw your comment

  • DB | April 30, 2009 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=\”326874\”][quote] who really gives a shit if a guy wearing #7 or #44 is down in a 3-point stance?[/quote]

    aside from the ref?[/quote]
    So we can obsess over stripes and piping that are often not even visible on TV but we can\’t obsess over uni numbers? Maybe I should start uninumber watch…

  • Jason | April 30, 2009 at 3:51 pm |

    No time to see if someone has already posted this, but as a lions fan this has to be rock bottom right? (pun intended, you will understand if you read)

    http://www.detnews.c...

  • DenverGregg | April 30, 2009 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”326886″][quote comment=”326875″]
    “Barracho” should be “Borracho,” btw, but maybe not apt for Monterrey, a town less tipsy and more industrious than most in Mexico. Monterrey Charros? Monterrey Agaves? Monterrey Montes?[/quote]
    I think the very idea of professional American football south of the border is one that would only be made by someone drunk enough to lose control of his ability to spell.

  • rpm | April 30, 2009 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”326893″][quote comment=”326887″][quote comment=”326882″]i also like infielders to have single digits too. always loved joe crede when he played at u.s. comiskular, but 27 doesn’t look right to me. funny how i am okay with a 42 quartering back, but insist on a number 5 third sacker.[/quote]

    so…renato’s yer catcher, jim, jill, eric & kerry play infield and yer the third sacker?

    summpin like that?[/quote]
    well, no, but i get where you are going. i just like low numbers for the infield. and i realize 5 is the poition number, but any single digit is okay, just no 8’s. actually, teens under 17 are okay for the corners, only the keystone is single digit mandatory. outfielders are teens over 16 and 20’s, catcher is single or teens, pitchers are any number over 15 and under 50. i know it is silly, but that’s how i like it. that being said, i wore 74 at short last year, so whatever.

    the stirrups with columbia and maroon look purdy sweet in action don’t the long island phil? try and tell me they don’t, i won’t believe you. i called tck, and they pulled the stirrup and measured it for me, then called me back the next day.[/quote]

    going to make a helmet for the catchers too similar to this, but with that unemployed youppi instead of the beaver. yes in white, not columbia.

  • James Craven | April 30, 2009 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”326886″]”How ’bout:

    “Los Angeles de Los Angeles?”[/quote]
    Fixed.

  • James Craven | April 30, 2009 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”326886″]”How ’bout:

    “Los Angeles de Los Angeles de Anaheim?”[/quote]
    Refixed.

  • Big Smooth | April 30, 2009 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”326892″]First off, #12 definitely looks right on this WR.

    Justin Gage raises a question for me about the Bears’ article I posted earlier:

    Gage originally wore #87 when he began his NFL career as a Chicago Bear:
    http://cache.gettyim...

    Then he switched to #12 when the Bears signed Mushin Muhammad (#87 during his career) and NFL rules began allowing receivers to wear 10-19 numbers:
    http://cache.daylife...

    …like Gage wore at Colorado:
    http://photos.upi.co...

    The article stated the NFL won’t allow players with a number in the 80’s to change to a 10-19 number. So I wonder if Gage’s switch from 87 to 12 as a Bear slipped by the NFL, or if it was an exception because Muhammad most likely “bought” the number 87 from Gage.[/quote]

    He went to Mizzou

  • James Craven | April 30, 2009 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”326898″]Yeah, but look at the second item in the blog. Paul should cover that tomorrow. The Lions are not only stupid, but they’re also pretty God damned mother fucking cheapskates.

  • rpm | April 30, 2009 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”326900″][quote comment=”326893″][quote comment=”326887″][quote comment=”326882″]i also like infielders to have single digits too. always loved joe crede when he played at u.s. comiskular, but 27 doesn’t look right to me. funny how i am okay with a 42 quartering back, but insist on a number 5 third sacker.[/quote]

    so…renato’s yer catcher, jim, jill, eric & kerry play infield and yer the third sacker?

    summpin like that?[/quote]
    well, no, but i get where you are going. i just like low numbers for the infield. and i realize 5 is the poition number, but any single digit is okay, just no 8’s. actually, teens under 17 are okay for the corners, only the keystone is single digit mandatory. outfielders are teens over 16 and 20’s, catcher is single or teens, pitchers are any number over 15 and under 50. i know it is silly, but that’s how i like it. that being said, i wore 74 at short last year, so whatever.

    the stirrups with columbia and maroon look purdy sweet in action don’t the long island phil? try and tell me they don’t, i won’t believe you. i called tck, and they pulled the stirrup and measured it for me, then called me back the next day.[/quote]

    going to make a helmet for the catchers too similar to this, but with that unemployed youppi instead of the beaver. yes in white, not columbia.[/quote]
    and incase anybody is currious, this is the stirrup, maroon sanitary.

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2009 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote]teens under 17 are okay for the corners … catcher is single [/quote]

    just how i like ’em

  • rpm | April 30, 2009 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”326906″][quote]teens under 17 are okay for the corners … catcher is single or teens[/quote]

    just how i like ’em[/quote]
    haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! da dum dump.

  • JTH | April 30, 2009 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”326900″][quote comment=”326893″][quote comment=”326887″][quote comment=”326882″]i also like infielders to have single digits too. always loved joe crede when he played at u.s. comiskular, but 27 doesn’t look right to me. funny how i am okay with a 42 quartering back, but insist on a number 5 third sacker.[/quote]

    so…renato’s yer catcher, jim, jill, eric & kerry play infield and yer the third sacker?

    summpin like that?[/quote]
    well, no, but i get where you are going. i just like low numbers for the infield. and i realize 5 is the poition number, but any single digit is okay, just no 8’s. actually, teens under 17 are okay for the corners, only the keystone is single digit mandatory. outfielders are teens over 16 and 20’s, catcher is single or teens, pitchers are any number over 15 and under 50. i know it is silly, but that’s how i like it. that being said, i wore 74 at short last year, so whatever.

    the stirrups with columbia and maroon look purdy sweet in action don’t the long island phil? try and tell me they don’t, i won’t believe you. i called tck, and they pulled the stirrup and measured it for me, then called me back the next day.[/quote]

    going to make a helmet for the catchers too similar to this, but with that unemployed youppi instead of the beaver. yes in white, not columbia.[/quote]
    Y’know Robert, there’s a very good reason #27 didn’t look right to you when Joe Crede was manning the hot corner at the Cell.

  • Glen H | April 30, 2009 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”326906″][quote]teens under 17 are okay for the corners … catcher is single [/quote]

    just how i like ’em[/quote]

    http://www.instantri...

  • rpm | April 30, 2009 at 4:13 pm |

    oh my god am i embarrassed, total fail by me. i think blum was 27 on our southside world series team:)i kid, i kid, GaO aO’s anyway, tito landrum mutha f*ckas

  • JL | April 30, 2009 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”326903″][quote comment=”326892″]First off, #12 definitely looks right on this WR.

    Justin Gage raises a question for me about the Bears’ article I posted earlier:

    Gage originally wore #87 when he began his NFL career as a Chicago Bear:
    http://cache.gettyim...

    Then he switched to #12 when the Bears signed Mushin Muhammad (#87 during his career) and NFL rules began allowing receivers to wear 10-19 numbers:
    http://cache.daylife...

    …like Gage wore at Colorado:
    http://photos.upi.co...

    The article stated the NFL won’t allow players with a number in the 80’s to change to a 10-19 number. So I wonder if Gage’s switch from 87 to 12 as a Bear slipped by the NFL, or if it was an exception because Muhammad most likely “bought” the number 87 from Gage.[/quote]

    He went to Mizzou[/quote]

    Similar colors, same conference…mehhhh.
    I typed that all up and had a brain fart at the end…haha!!

  • JTH | April 30, 2009 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”326884″]
    I’m still trying to convince people to call the new Twins stadium Nicollet Park instead of the Target Field. It’s really a few blocks from Nicollet Avenue, but that shouldn’t matter.

    I’m just worried that everyone is going to call it Stinky because of its proximity to the garbage incinerator.[/quote]
    Penetration Park has a nice ring to it.

  • JTH | April 30, 2009 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”326910″]oh my god am i embarrassed, total fail by me. i think blum was 27 on our southside world series team:)i kid, i kid, GaO aO’s anyway, tito landrum mutha f*ckas[/quote]
    Yep. And he did play some third base in ′05.

  • Juggernaut | April 30, 2009 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”326890″]Distant Replays is back up and running, though now it is nothing more an a Retro Brand distribution site. :(

    *sigh* At least my wife will be happy that I don’t have them as an outlet to buy my old school baseball stuff from now…[/quote]

    What the fuck? You’ve got to be shitting me. They had perhaps the most expansive collection of old school gear around. Now we’re just treated to shitty t-shirts? This is a fucking travesty!

  • rpm | April 30, 2009 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”326913″][quote comment=”326910″]oh my god am i embarrassed, total fail by me. i think blum was 27 on our southside world series team:)i kid, i kid, GaO aO’s anyway, tito landrum mutha f*ckas[/quote]
    Yep. And he did play some third base in ′05.[/quote]

    you know i kid, i look forward to the day when sock fans can’t yell ot8 at cub fans, even though i hate the cub.

  • Josh | April 30, 2009 at 4:53 pm |

    I happened to come across a AAA baseball game between Fresno (Giants AAA) and Portland (Padres AAA) on Fox College Sports the other night and I notices that Portland wears Nike uniforms.
    I wonder if this is a sign of things to come for MLB once the Majestic contract is up. To my knowledge this is the first time Nike has made uniforms for pro baseball teams. They have done the undershirts for MLB for many years.

    http://www.portlandb...

  • chance michaels | April 30, 2009 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”326885″]I never knew this, but the 125th anniversary patch on the Expos home jersey was in French:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Not only that, but the Expos had a French version of the Jackie Robinson anniversary patch in 1997.

  • chance michaels | April 30, 2009 at 5:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”326916″]I happened to come across a AAA baseball game between Fresno (Giants AAA) and Portland (Padres AAA) on Fox College Sports the other night and I notices that Portland wears Nike uniforms.
    I wonder if this is a sign of things to come for MLB once the Majestic contract is up. To my knowledge this is the first time Nike has made uniforms for pro baseball teams. They have done the undershirts for MLB for many years.

    http://www.portlandb...

    That’s new for this year – same jerseys as last season, only made by Nike instead of Adidas.

  • James P. | April 30, 2009 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”326914″][quote comment=”326890″]Distant Replays is back up and running, though now it is nothing more an a Retro Brand distribution site. :(

    *sigh* At least my wife will be happy that I don’t have them as an outlet to buy my old school baseball stuff from now…[/quote]

    What the fuck? You’ve got to be shitting me. They had perhaps the most expansive collection of old school gear around. Now we’re just treated to shitty t-shirts? This is a fucking travesty![/quote]

    yep…shitty, expensive t-shirts that look like they come from American Eagle, Buckle, etc…

  • Cainan | April 30, 2009 at 5:06 pm |

    Looking at those Texarkana JC baseball uniforms, I am struck with one thought… Am I the only one who HATES this flat brimmed look on the caps that all these younger players seem to be into? When I was a kid, you worked for days on end to get the right bend in the bill and distress in the cap. Rubber bands and dishwashers come to mind!

  • chance michaels | April 30, 2009 at 5:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”326918″][quote comment=”326916″]I happened to come across a AAA baseball game between Fresno (Giants AAA) and Portland (Padres AAA) on Fox College Sports the other night and I notices that Portland wears Nike uniforms.
    I wonder if this is a sign of things to come for MLB once the Majestic contract is up. To my knowledge this is the first time Nike has made uniforms for pro baseball teams. They have done the undershirts for MLB for many years.

    http://www.portlandb...

    That’s new for this year – same jerseys as last season, only made by Nike instead of Adidas.[/quote]
    Oh – these is something new. This season, the blue jersey/white cap alternate uniform will be paired with blue pants.

    If they wear white socks with them, I love it. Talk about a throwback.

  • JTH | April 30, 2009 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”326921″][quote comment=”326918″][quote comment=”326916″]I happened to come across a AAA baseball game between Fresno (Giants AAA) and Portland (Padres AAA) on Fox College Sports the other night and I notices that Portland wears Nike uniforms.
    I wonder if this is a sign of things to come for MLB once the Majestic contract is up. To my knowledge this is the first time Nike has made uniforms for pro baseball teams. They have done the undershirts for MLB for many years.

    http://www.portlandb...

    That’s new for this year – same jerseys as last season, only made by Nike instead of Adidas.[/quote]
    Oh – these is something new. This season, the blue jersey/white cap alternate uniform will be paired with blue pants.

    If they wear white socks with them, I love it. Talk about a throwback.[/quote]
    And if they don’t wear high, white socks, that white cap/blue top & trousers combo does not work at all

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2009 at 5:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”326921″]Oh – these is something new. This season, the blue jersey/white cap alternate uniform will be paired with blue pants.

    If they wear white socks with them, I love it. Talk about a throwback.[/quote]

    y’know…im totally NOT a fan of the softball look in baseball, but i do dig the full color uniform a LOT…so that uniset has great potential…gotta get a better cap with it tho…

    but man…i’d like to see that navy blue set, in action…like A LOT

  • LarryB | April 30, 2009 at 5:56 pm |

    http://lh4.ggpht.com...

    NY Titans wearing the white jersey.
    b&w picture.

  • Steve | April 30, 2009 at 5:57 pm |

    Name Plate Help:

    Does anybody happen to know where I can order a nameplate for an NFL replica jersey. I have had a Winslow for the Browns, but with the recent draft and draft of Brian Robiskie I am looking to simply replace the name plate. Any help of somewhere would be greatly appreciated.

    -Steve

  • LarryB | April 30, 2009 at 6:00 pm |

    http://img.photobuck...

    Titans football card

  • J-Dub | April 30, 2009 at 6:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”326797″][quote comment=”326792″]Chicago Bears receiver Earl Bennett changes number, Hester remains #23, and rookie numbers revealed at bottom of article:

    http://www.chicagobe...
    SO glad to see he chose a number in the 80’s. There are few things in football I hate more than a receiver with a QB number. The only ones that look good are 17, 18 and 19. 10-16 should not be allowed. It just looks bad. I think I would actually rather see a guy wearing a single digit before I would want to see him in #12…[/quote]
    No love for a WR wearing 13? http://www.conigliof...

  • Traxel | April 30, 2009 at 6:44 pm |

    $1000 to a food bank? Good job guys! You need to be congratulated.

  • Craig | April 30, 2009 at 6:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”326898″]No time to see if someone has already posted this, but as a lions fan this has to be rock bottom right? (pun intended, you will understand if you read)

    http://www.detnews.c...

    Yeah, I heard T-Fo talkin about this on the FAN. $50 is all this tool got?

    On another note at the bottom of that article is brief reminder of just how tough Chuck Daly is.

  • Johnny O | April 30, 2009 at 7:59 pm |

    What in the world is John Daly wearing?

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

  • u2-horn | April 30, 2009 at 8:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”326930″]What in the world is John Daly wearing?

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

    Looks like it’s a new bit he’s doing.

    http://a323.yahoofs....

  • Juggernaut | April 30, 2009 at 8:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”326919″][quote comment=”326914″][quote comment=”326890″]Distant Replays is back up and running, though now it is nothing more an a Retro Brand distribution site. :(

    *sigh* At least my wife will be happy that I don’t have them as an outlet to buy my old school baseball stuff from now…[/quote]

    What the fuck? You’ve got to be shitting me. They had perhaps the most expansive collection of old school gear around. Now we’re just treated to shitty t-shirts? This is a fucking travesty![/quote]

    yep…shitty, expensive t-shirts that look like they come from American Eagle, Buckle, etc…[/quote]

    I emailed them and got a reply…

    Dear (Juggernaut):

    Thanks for your inquiry, albeit, a bit harsh. Original Retro Brand has purchased Distant Replays out of bankruptcy court in the past few days. We are solidifying relationships that Distant Replays held and plan on adding a lot of product online in the next 30-60 days. We hope you’ll check back in with us and I think, if you are so inclined to order anything, that you will fall in love with our product like millions of people have over the past 5 years.

    Best regards,

    Kelley Cunningham
    Original Retro Brand

    Bankruptcy?

  • Jeff P | April 30, 2009 at 8:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”326929″][quote comment=”326898″]No time to see if someone has already posted this, but as a lions fan this has to be rock bottom right? (pun intended, you will understand if you read)

    http://www.detnews.c...

    Yeah, I heard T-Fo talkin about this on the FAN. $50 is all this tool got?

    On another note at the bottom of that article is brief reminder of just how tough Chuck Daly is.[/quote]
    Of course, the question is did he get the old or the new logo?

    And he spent $100 for a $50 bet?

  • Mike | April 30, 2009 at 10:03 pm |

    I’m sure this has been answered somewhere already, but I just looked over the last couple of weeks’ worth of stuff and can’t find it:

    What is on the pin I see a lot of coaches and broadcasters in the NBA playoffs wearing? Looks like some sort of commemorative thing.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Mike Calagna | April 30, 2009 at 10:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”326934″]I’m sure this has been answered somewhere already, but I just looked over the last couple of weeks’ worth of stuff and can’t find it:

    What is on the pin I see a lot of coaches and broadcasters in the NBA playoffs wearing? Looks like some sort of commemorative thing.

    Thanks in advance.[/quote]

    Chuck Daly Tribute:

    http://www.nba.com/p...

  • Dwayne | April 30, 2009 at 11:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”326920″]Am I the only one who HATES this flat brimmed look on the caps that all these younger players seem to be into? [/quote]

    I hate it also. The look is foolish and servesno purpose..

    Seems like there is no middle ground. Either flat-brimmed or the front backing torn out, pulled down against the skull and the brim edges touching each other.

  • ben | April 30, 2009 at 11:23 pm |

    during the bulls celtics game, instead of wearing the longsleeve shirts that all the bulls were wearing on the benc, Noah was wearing a los bulls shirt, sorry don’t have a picture

  • Joe Raskin | April 30, 2009 at 11:59 pm |

    Paul–

    Speaking of Baseball/Football crossovers (sort of), do you have any photos or drawings of what the Brooklyn Dodgers’ unis looked like?

    The NFL team, that is, not our long-lost home team. I’m curious. I have no idea as to what their unis looked like.

    Thanks.

  • James Craven | May 1, 2009 at 12:31 am |

    [quote comment=”326923]“Y’know…im totally NOT a fan of the softball monochome football look in baseball…”[/quote]

    Fix’d, just like the Mets bullpen against the Phillies. Oh, it’s ON!

  • Peter | May 1, 2009 at 8:31 am |

    [quote comment=”326933″][quote comment=”326929″][quote comment=”326898″]No time to see if someone has already posted this, but as a lions fan this has to be rock bottom right? (pun intended, you will understand if you read)

    http://www.detnews.c...

    Yeah, I heard T-Fo talkin about this on the FAN. $50 is all this tool got?

    On another note at the bottom of that article is brief reminder of just how tough Chuck Daly is.[/quote]
    Of course, the question is did he get the old or the new logo?

    And he spent $100 for a $50 bet?[/quote]

    Actually, a few months ago, I posted a link to a guy who got the 0-16 + the logo tatooed on his chest…

  • anotherguy | May 1, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”326872″]I still call it Weeghman Park.[/quote]If you’re in the bleachers on the right day, you’ll find that the whales haven’t left yet.

    Earl Bennett: I don’t think whatever number he has on May 1st will matter much by September 1.

    And if the number “00” has been outlawed since 1973, what number did Jim Otto wear for the Raiders in 1973 and 1974?

  • anotherguy | May 1, 2009 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”326912″]Penetration Park has a nice ring to it.[/quote]

    Old high school cheer:

    Interception, Contraception: Stop that Ball!
    Interception, Contraception: Stop that Ball!
    Interception…