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Lime-Hued Blast from Recent Past

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Remember that April Fool’s joke I pulled exactly two months ago? Maybe it wasn’t a joke after all. Or maybe it gave somebody some ideas.

That’s the question floating around the web at the moment, because a Madden video preview released on Friday shows the Seahawks wearing the same neon green jersey design that we had whipped up for the April hoax. I got a ton of e-mails about this over the weekend, and it’s also attracting attention in the blogosphere.

So is it real? Personally, I don’t think so. I’m not aware of this design being in the works for on-field use, plus unusual alternate jerseys have shown up in Madden before, plus-plus this particular design has already been for sale as a fashion jersey, so it wouldn’t be such a leap for them to plug it into Madden. Still, I’ll try to contact the Seahawks today and see if they’ll comment on this, just in case.

As dire as a green Seahawks jersey would be, something potentially worse is unfolding in a league most of us don’t pay much attention to: The Arizona Replublic is reporting that the Phoenix Mercury — that’s a WNBA team — has inked a seven-figure sponsorship deal with an identity-theft security company (which I won’t name, cuz why should I give them free publicity unless they give me a seven-figure sponsorship deal?). The crux of the deal is that “Phoenix” and “Mercury” will no longer appear on the team’s jerseys. Instead, the jerseys will carry the name of the corporate sponsor, much like a European soccer team. All of this will supposedly be announced today at 1pm. Other WNBA are reportedly pursuing similar deals.

I realize this move probably says more about the WNBA’s desperate financial straits than anything else. I also realize the WNBA isn’t exactly a trend-setter that sets the bar for other pro leagues. Still, it’s disturbing to see professional basketball team — one backed by the NBA’s muscle, at that — going this route. It would be one thing if they were just wearing ad patches, but the full jersey-sponsorship routine? Feels like a small but telling breach in the wall between North American sports uniforms and advertising.

I’d call for a boycott, except nobody reading this attends WNBA games anyway.

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Gross Research Request: John Maine and Brad Penny have both vomited in between innings within the past week, and now I’m trying to compile a list of athletes who’ve tossed their cookies during a game. I’ve already got Donovan McNabb, Cade McNown, Jahvid Best, Pete Sampras, David Beckham, Larry Holmes, Dorenzo Hudson, Tom Gordon, Jay Buhner, Ray Oyler, and Glenn Hall (pregame, but close enough). If you know of other examples to add to the list, please get in touch. Thanks, and apologies to anyone skeeved out by this topic.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Here’s one of the greatest panoramic team portraits I’ve ever seen. That’s the 1909 Browns — not sure which I like better, the caps or the sweaters (courtesy of Bruce Menard). … Josh Hamilton has an interesting way of personalizing his batting gloves (with thanks to Nick Hanson). … Two good shots from the NASA archives: First, German-turned-American rocketry whiz Dr. Verner von Braun visits the Huntsville Boys Club, and here’s a shot of the 1943 Glenn Research Center team (with thanks to Zac Neubauer). … Former Lions player Terry Barr died last week, and Matthew Earle notes that his uni number often appeared to be off-center. … Umpiring note from Brian Profitt, who writes: “I recently attended a PCL game in Las Vegas and noticed a chest protector-shaped patch, with ‘CC’ in the middle, on the umpires’ left sleeves. I’ve been to numerous games this year and this is the first time I’ve noticed this.” Anyone know the story behind this? … The Mets traded Ramon Castro over the weekend, just as Ed Hoyt had noticed something interesting about his catching gear: “Older photos show him wearing his name and number on the collar of his chest protector. But in this more recent photo, taken on May 27th, his collar reads, ‘BMNM 11.’ He apparently has worn this before, as seen in this shot from when Willie Randolph was still managing the team. The only meaning behind that abbreviation that we at the Crane Pool Forum [a Mets discussion site] were able to find were (1) Bimini Capital Management, which trades under BMNM, and (2) ‘Barcollo ma non mollo,’ which translated from the Italian I think means ‘I stagger, but I don’t give up.'” I have a hunch that neither of those is the right answer. … Pretty wild Canucks sweater here (with thanks to Greg Buchanan). … Marlins pitcher Chris Volstad discusses his pants and socks here (with thanks to Nathan Eberhardt. … Noel Basnight sent along some really cool cartoons devoted to specific ballparts, including Metropolitan Stadium, County Stadium, and Shea. … Frank Albanese was watching the 1980 NLCS and noticed that Joe Morgan appeared to have a C instead of a G on his NOB. … Cool Wisconsin throwback helmet decal set here (as spotted by Nicole Haase). … Jason Dulin found this Pirates jersey at a thrift shop for $5. The tagging suggests that it’s the real deal, as does the ghost of the now-removed nameplate, suggesting the jersey had been recycled in Pittburgh’s minor league system. … Why bother having striped socks if you’re gonna wear the socks so low? That’s the Chicago Machine lacrosse team (with thanks to Steve Johnston). … Tim Graham says this is what he wore to Friday’s night’s Orioles game. … Possibly the most nauseating instance of stirrups ever can be found three seconds into this video clip (no thanks to Johnny Garfield). … Good hockey jersey site here. … As several readers have pointed out, the Magic will probably scrap their anniversary patch to make room for the O’Brien Trophy patch in the NBA Finals, just as the Lakers did last year. … Boise State will unveil new football uniforms today. …

 

184 comments to Lime-Hued Blast from Recent Past

  • GoGoSox | June 1, 2009 at 7:36 am |

    Reposting a late comment from yesterday:

    It’s just the “winged helmet,” not the “flying winged helmet.” And this UM alum loves its presence throughout all Wolverines sports. Although the block M does look good, too.

    I generally disdain goofy hairstyles, but I’d love to see the UM mens basketball team come out next season with “winged helmet” haircuts.

    So… something like this?

    Not quite…I meant having the guys buzz their hair but leaving the shape of the UM helmet design on their heads. Tyler had more of a bowl cut than a helmet cut.

    That has happened. Brent Petway did it.

    http://4.bp.blogspot

    http://media.photobu

  • Bill Fenbers | June 1, 2009 at 7:40 am |

    A former wide receiver for the Steelers actually threw up on the field right before a play in a preaseason game several years ago. I can’t remember who it was though.

  • RugbyJosh | June 1, 2009 at 7:41 am |

    It might be just me, but I think some ticker points got roped into the last jeffsjerseys.com link…

  • GoGoSox | June 1, 2009 at 7:43 am |

    [quote comment=\”331960\”]Reposting a late comment from yesterday:

    It’s just the “winged helmet,” not the “flying winged helmet.” And this UM alum loves its presence throughout all Wolverines sports. Although the block M does look good, too.

    I generally disdain goofy hairstyles, but I’d love to see the UM mens basketball team come out next season with “winged helmet” haircuts.

    So… something like this?

    Not quite…I meant having the guys buzz their hair but leaving the shape of the UM helmet design on their heads. Tyler had more of a bowl cut than a helmet cut.

    That has happened. Brent Petway did it.

    http://4.bp.blogspot

    http://media.photobu…[/quote]

    Oops. These work.

    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    http://media.photobu...

  • DenverGregg | June 1, 2009 at 7:52 am |

    So if a WNBA boycott wouldn’t be effective, but the NBA backs WNBA, why not call for a boycott of the more successful entity?

  • Paul Lukas | June 1, 2009 at 8:03 am |

    [quote comment=”331962″]It might be just me, but I think some ticker points got roped into the last jeffsjerseys.com link…[/quote]

    Now fixed. Thanks.

  • Rob Ullman | June 1, 2009 at 8:27 am |

    Jason Dulin is the luckiest man alive!

  • Alex | June 1, 2009 at 8:30 am |

    That soccer goalie who was in the game when David Busst killed his leg, he hurled in the net

    Ken Griffey Jr. also did when Buhner puked in the outfield

    When Clint Malcharuck, or however you spell his name, got his neck sliced open, some guys on the opposing team hurled as well

  • MPowers1634 | June 1, 2009 at 8:33 am |

    [quote comment=”331963″][quote comment=\”331960\”]Reposting a late comment from yesterday:

    It’s just the “winged helmet,” not the “flying winged helmet.” And this UM alum loves its presence throughout all Wolverines sports. Although the block M does look good, too.

    I generally disdain goofy hairstyles, but I’d love to see the UM mens basketball team come out next season with “winged helmet” haircuts.

    So… something like this?

    Not quite…I meant having the guys buzz their hair but leaving the shape of the UM helmet design on their heads. Tyler had more of a bowl cut than a helmet cut.

    That has happened. Brent Petway did it.

    http://4.bp.blogspot

    http://media.photobu…[/quote]

    Oops. These work.

    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    http://media.photobu...

    That creativity awarded Mr. Petway with a lifetime contract with the NBDL.

    He also shaved either a Nike swoosh or the Jordan Jumpman logo into his hairline for a College All Star combine.

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

    Here are some others:

    http://www.faniq.com...

  • MPowers1634 | June 1, 2009 at 8:39 am |

    [quote comment=”331966″]Jason Dulin is the luckiest man alive![/quote]

    When I first read Rob’s post, I hadn’t fully read through the ticker, so I googled Jason Dulin.

    Some interesting “uni” content shows up.

    Some of it might be NSFW.

    I find it ironic that Mr. Ullman is the degree of separation!

    Unfortuntaely, I can’t open up 3/4 of the Rob Ullmann artwork at school because of filters!

  • Ben in London | June 1, 2009 at 8:46 am |

    “much like a European soccer team”

    The NY Red Bulls for example?
    http://www.soccer.co...

  • Liam | June 1, 2009 at 8:49 am |

    [quote comment=”331967″]That soccer goalie who was in the game when David Busst killed his leg, he hurled in the net[/quote]

    that was Peter Schmeichel, who also needed counselling after the incident.

  • Brian Sharp | June 1, 2009 at 8:53 am |

    In regards to those Seahawks jerseys, the newest rage in Seattle right now is the Sounders, their MLS team, who sports that very color combination in their jerseys. I would bet this is somehow linked to that, be it fantasy or reality.

    Here’s a like to a picture of their jerseys:

    http://sportingsmile...

    Notice the sponsorship on the front. MLS teams have already beaten the WNBA to the punch when it comes to North American Pro Sports uniform sponsorships.

  • Roger Faso | June 1, 2009 at 8:57 am |

    [quote comment=”331970″]”much like a European soccer team”

    The NY Red Bulls for example?
    http://www.soccer.co...

    Soccer is an import.

  • jude | June 1, 2009 at 8:59 am |

    [quote comment=”331967″]
    Ken Griffey Jr. also did when Buhner puked in the outfield

    [/quote]

    Yeah wasn’t the deal that Griffey told Buhner that whenever he saw someone throw up, it caused him to throw up? And IIRC, Buhner then made himself intentionally vomit to get Junior to do it too.

    Maybe that’s apocryphal, but I did find this Web site that tells a similar story:

    “Jay Buhner, outfielder for the Seattle Mariners, has the ability to vomit at will, without the aid of syrup of ipecac or sticking his fingers down his throat. No, it’s just good old-fashioned muscle power.

    “While Ken Griffey Jr. was playing for the Mariners, they decided to play a prank on manager Lou Piniella. Griffey summoned Piniella, claiming that Buhner was very sick and couldn’t play. When Piniella came in, Buhner blew chunks all over the place.

    “But when Piniella saw all the vomit, he got sick. And when Griffey saw Piniella hurling, he got sick too and ralphed all over the floor as well. It was one of those chain reaction vomits just like in Stand By Me.

    “Looking back, this was probably a lot funnier if you heard it first hand, but it’s the first real-life chain reaction vomit I’ve ever heard of.”

  • Hank | June 1, 2009 at 9:03 am |

    NASA archives: Who said playing baseball isn’t rocket science?

  • marc | June 1, 2009 at 9:14 am |

    this has nothing to do with uniforms, but you guys started it.

    re: vomiting

    there was a 5k run in my town a couple weekends ago. my son and i were standing at the back door watching the runners come up the hill. one kid about 16 years old wasn’t looking so hot. we watched as he paused… swayed… then heaved his breakfast all over my neighbors’ treelawn. it’s not MNF, but it’s a sports-puke nonetheless!

    re: the chain reaction vomit

    i not only witnessed one, i took part. in sports terms, let’s just say after mr. busch made a quality start, mr. cuervo came in to close the game.

  • Glenn | June 1, 2009 at 9:16 am |

    Interesting about Boise State rolling out new football unis today. Now, if only it’ll be something where they DON’T blend in with the field. Of course, heaven-forbid they scrap the nauseating blue field…..

  • Trent | June 1, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    Willie Beamen threw up in several games, playing for the Miami Sharks. And that other guy yammied when the lineman’s eye got plucked.

  • floormaster squeeze | June 1, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    The problem with extending the “European” shirt advertising to the US is that the US has already saturated other advertising options. Advertising on the jersey is an annoyance (particularly when it clashes with the color scheme of the team) but European soccer games do not have “TV timeouts” and organized stoppages of play for advertisers (whether for live sponsors or televised ones). I have far more problems with actually changing the rules and pace of the game for advertisers than any other advertising.

    I do not like the advertising on jerseys but the one reprieve I get as a soccer fan is that I get to watch the actual game advertising free (yes I have better things to do at halftime). Cycling jerseys and event signage may be saturated with sponsors but I get to watch the event advertising free (at least European feeds).

  • Ben in London | June 1, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    [quote comment=”331973″][quote comment=”331970″]”much like a European soccer team”

    The NY Red Bulls for example?
    http://www.soccer.co...

    Soccer is an import.[/quote]

    It’s arguably a Chinese sport.

  • MPowers1634 | June 1, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”331976″]i not only witnessed one, i took part. in sports terms, let’s just say after mr. busch made a quality start, mr. cuervo came in to close the game.[/quote]

    The Mariano Rivera of closers in my league is named Jameson.

    Funny story combining posts #17 and #19:

    1. The first day of training camp in college, we would have to partake in two major tests, a becnch test and the running of two 440’s.

    The coaches would have garbage cans set up all around the track for those of us who would ineveitably lose our lunches.

    2. A few actors were going for the role of Willie Beamon, most notably Jaime Foxx and Sean “Diddy” Combs.

    During training camp of my senior year of college, as we had just finished our am practice and were walking from the stadium to the mess hall, we saw a group of blacked out SUV’s and a bunch of muscular men in street clothes on our Great Lawn in front of our Main Hall.

    http://farm4.static....

    As we got closer, we realized that it was none other than Diddy, working out with Wagner Alum and former NFL coach Rich Kotite to hone his skills.

    You can see where this story end up…Jaime Foxx gets the role and gets to grace UW with his example of “reverse peristalsis”.

  • Ry Co 40 | June 1, 2009 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=”331969″][quote comment=”331966″]Jason Dulin is the luckiest man alive![/quote]

    When I first read Rob’s post, I hadn’t fully read through the ticker, so I googled Jason Dulin.

    Some interesting “uni” content shows up.

    Some of it might be NSFW.

    I find it ironic that Mr. Ullman is the degree of separation!

    Unfortuntaely, I can’t open up 3/4 of the Rob Ullmann artwork at school because of filters![/quote]

    i’ve seen the same pirates jerseys being sold (and sent paul pics (that werent used. haha)) for about $100-$150 at pirate fest.

  • Rick | June 1, 2009 at 9:49 am |

    Regarding the Seahawks jersey as Brian said, the Seattle FC Sounders have a unique color scheme that the Seahawks might use as an alternate. Paul Allen has some interest in it. I actually like the bright green, but cannot take the ad on front. One day maybe it will be Roller Ball all day out there,

  • Matt | June 1, 2009 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”331976″]this has nothing to do with uniforms, but you guys started it.

    re: vomiting

    there was a 5k run in my town a couple weekends ago. my son and i were standing at the back door watching the runners come up the hill. one kid about 16 years old wasn’t looking so hot. we watched as he paused… swayed… then heaved his breakfast all over my neighbors’ treelawn. it’s not MNF, but it’s a sports-puke nonetheless!

    Speaking of road races and vomiting, how about the Krispy Kreme Challenge?

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

    http://espn.go.com/v...

    http://www.krispykre...

  • JessinMKE | June 1, 2009 at 9:55 am |

    Favre threw up twice that I can recall. I’m going from memory, but I’m sure the data is out there somewhere. Any UW’ers have the details? (I’m at work – can’t go surfing the web too much right now)

    Once in the huddle during the Vicodin year(s)

    Once he got his bell rung, went to the sidelines, threw up, came back into the game with a concussion, and threw a touchdown.

    Pretty sure those were 2 separate events.

  • Jeremy Brahm | June 1, 2009 at 9:59 am |

    Just saw this about cricket. Sunglasses keep the sun out of your eyes. Who would have known?

    http://www.telegraph...

    Via the The Big Lead.

  • JRJR | June 1, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    He’s not really an athlete, but Puff Daddy, P-Diddy, Sean Combs, whatever the hell his name is was puking pretty good when I passed him in the 2003 NYC marathon. My claim to fame. I can run faster than Puff Daddy.

    Also, I didn’t get a screen grab, but there was a great shot of a little girl(5-ish) at yesterday’s Phillies game. She had a full size batting helmet on that she had precociously applied every vinyl number and symbol that comes in a set to–they started on the visor and made there way all the way over the crown. She was clearly quite pleased with her DIY effort. Anybody catch that?

  • Jacob from ANnapolis | June 1, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    Here is some throw up during the 2008 Maryland/Cal game, the Cal QB must have had a hard time with that one. You’re not supposed to throw that ball to someone hung out to dry.

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

  • DefoM | June 1, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    The equipment manager for the Calgary Stampeders talks about the redesigned helmet that is being released for widespread used after testing in 2008. The clunky first-generation Revolution is being replaced by this sleeker model.

    http://www.stampeder...

  • u2-horn | June 1, 2009 at 10:17 am |

    Riley Dodge of Southlake Carroll in Texas (a major high school juggernaut) puking right before throwing a TD pass in the state championship game:

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

  • Hott Rodd | June 1, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    Peter King’s column today talks about a pitcher for Texas(NCAA) who threw up between inning over the weekend.

  • Robert in Dallas | June 1, 2009 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”331991″]Riley Dodge of Southlake Carroll in Texas (a major high school juggernaut) puking right before throwing a TD pass in the state championship game:

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

    This a great one. Just moments before taking the snap. Awesome.

  • Beardface | June 1, 2009 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”331985″]Speaking of road races and vomiting, how about the Krispy Kreme Challenge?

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

    http://espn.go.com/v...

    http://www.krispykre...
    Yeah… not as much fun as you would think…

  • Michael Lewis | June 1, 2009 at 10:39 am |

    Hmmm… That Seahawks jersey remind anyone of this???

    http://iqfb.com/imag...

  • mr twister | June 1, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    when it comes to athletes vomiting, the line forms behind this guy:

    1. Rod “Hot Dog” Strickland – Rod had a very long and productive NBA career, spanning close to two decades. Some people say he never got the respect he deserved, others say he was a total space cadet. But what I know Rod best for was his habit of throwing up hot dogs during Wizards games. Yes, Rod was a huge hot dog fan, and nothing could stop his quest for a Ballpark Frank, not even a game. Strick used to eat hot dogs from the press room just before game time, sometimes with reporters. This is an actual conversation from a Strick hot dog grab one night (via the Washington Post).

    Reporter: Rod, you can’t eat that. You’ll get sick and throw up!

    Rod: I know. Won’t be the first time…or the last…Can you slide me that mustard?

  • JSS | June 1, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    Here is the new Boise State jersey:

    http://www.ktvb.com/...

  • anotherguy | June 1, 2009 at 10:52 am |

    Can someone ask Mr. Basnight how he defines the term “ballpart“?

  • JeffB | June 1, 2009 at 10:54 am |

    If you like vintage baseball panoramic team photos, you need to take a look at this thread on the baseball fever message board.

    Outside of the Library of Congress website, it’s the mother load.

    http://www.baseball-...

  • mike | June 1, 2009 at 10:58 am |

    that boise state uniform is different and/or new how?

  • buckeyebrain | June 1, 2009 at 10:59 am |

    Darren Drozdov was playing for the Denver Broncos in a preseason game and puked on the field. He later became a wrestler in the WWF known as Puke, before becoming paralyzed in an in-ring accident.

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Ricko | June 1, 2009 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”331997″]Here is the new Boise State jersey:

    http://www.ktvb.com/...

    Is that navy or royal?
    Cuz if they’re trend-following and sombering their colors…

    “Every incoming freshman will be required to paint 10,000 leaves of rake grass from royal to navy. Think of it as fun, of doing your part to put Boise State squarely on the trailing edge of unoriginal thinking.”

    —Ricko

  • heath | June 1, 2009 at 11:00 am |

    This is completely off of the subject for the day’s topics, but I was at the Kansas City/Chicago Negro League throwback game. While I was there I noticed something that seemed a little unusual. The KC team store was selling Kansas City Athletics caps, the green and white version worn from ’63 – ’67. That only struck me as strange because the Athletics didn’t fold or change into the Royals, they moved. Is this common? Can you go to a hockey game in Hartford and find Whalers gear, or a Mets’ game and find Dodgers or Giants caps? Is this a common thing to see, am I the only person who thinks this is odd?

  • Scott Little | June 1, 2009 at 11:00 am |

    Isn’t anyone going to mention Kevin Mitchell? As a lifelong Mariner fan, I still can’t completely wrap my mind around getting on the disabled list from puking.

  • Johnny O | June 1, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”331986″]Favre threw up twice that I can recall. I’m going from memory, but I’m sure the data is out there somewhere. Any UW’ers have the details? (I’m at work – can’t go surfing the web too much right now)

    Once in the huddle during the Vicodin year(s)

    Once he got his bell rung, went to the sidelines, threw up, came back into the game with a concussion, and threw a touchdown.

    Pretty sure those were 2 separate events.[/quote]

    One of those game you are talking about is October 3, 2004 against the Giants at Lambeau Field. Favre got rocked big time, went to the sideline to get looked at for two plays, escaped from the doctor when the doctor wasn’t looking, threw Doug Pederson out of the huddle, and then threw a touchdown to Javon Walker. Favre told Kurt Warner after the game that he did not remember throwing the touchdown or celebrating afterward.

    I was a sophomore in college in Green Bay when this happened, and I remember this play vividly. Having said that, I do not remember Favre throwing up on the sideline. All I remember is him coming out without clearance from the doctor, throwing that TD, and then not playing the rest of the game. They did show him on the sideline, but I don’t remember the vomiting…but that didn’t mean it didn’t happen.

  • M.Princip | June 1, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”331995″]Hmmm… That Seahawks jersey remind anyone of this???

    http://iqfb.com/imag...

    The Seahawks alt. green concepts are nowhere near as bad as those Orlando Thunder unis. Yet, I guess there is a slight resemblance with those bright green jerseys, albeit the Thunders light wimpy green. Oi! I cringe at the thought of the Hawks wearing the blue helmet, bright green jersey, and white pants combo.

  • Fight | June 1, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    Seriously, Saga made it to the ticker on Uni Watch? The apocalypse is nigh …

  • chance michaels | June 1, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”332003″]This is completely off of the subject for the day’s topics, but I was at the Kansas City/Chicago Negro League throwback game. While I was there I noticed something that seemed a little unusual. The KC team store was selling Kansas City Athletics caps, the green and white version worn from ’63 – ’67. That only struck me as strange because the Athletics didn’t fold or change into the Royals, they moved. Is this common? Can you go to a hockey game in Hartford and find Whalers gear, or a Mets’ game and find Dodgers or Giants caps? Is this a common thing to see, am I the only person who thinks this is odd?[/quote]
    It’s not that uncommon in baseball, at least. You can buy Milwaukee Braves caps at Miller Park and Seattle Pilots caps at Mariner games (at least you used to be able to).

  • MPowers1634 | June 1, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”332003″] Can you go to a hockey game in Hartford and find Whalers gear, or a Mets’ game and find Dodgers or Giants caps? Is this a common thing to see, am I the only person who thinks this is odd?[/quote]

    Apparently:

    http://farm4.static....

  • Smail | June 1, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    Broncos DT Darren Drozdov vomited on tv during a MNF game against the Dolphins.

  • Ricko | June 1, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    Drew Pearson once got rid of what appeared to be orange Gatorade after catching a sideline pass and getting drilled. Think it was late in a Monday Night Game, cuz remember waiting to see if Meredith was gonna comment. Never showed any replay of it. Pretty sure Cowboys were in royal blue jerseys. Want to say was in Cleveland, maybe?

    —Ricko

  • chance michaels | June 1, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    Paul, thanks for the heads-up a couple days ago. My Sauk-Prairie baseball jersey just arrived.

    You ought to get a commission from eBay.

  • DenverGregg | June 1, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”331997″]Here is the new Boise State jersey:

    http://www.ktvb.com/...
    They’ve done something nearly impossible by making those jerseys even uglier than they had been with stupid piping and even dumber oversized drop-shadows. This will lead to lots of on-field puking.

  • Peter | June 1, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    [/quote] One of those game you are talking about is October 3, 2004 against the Giants at Lambeau Field. Favre got rocked big time, went to the sideline to get looked at for two plays, escaped from the doctor when the doctor wasn’t looking, .[/quote]

    Big surprise…Favre putting himself first (even if he wasn’t aware of it, his sub concious did it)…Does it count that I threw up when Favre self-destructed the entire season last year?

  • Doug | June 1, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    Well, if the Seahawks are going with green alternate jerseys they may as well roll out some green alternate pants. That, I think, would allow them to lock up the top slot for “worst uniform” discussions for all time; with the blue or white pants, there may be room left for future debate.

    You can do it, Seattle: Give UniWatch a new standard for awful.

  • Beardface | June 1, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”331997″]Here is the new Boise State jersey:

    http://www.ktvb.com/...
    So wait… didn’t Boise update their unis last year… and the year before that?

    My goodness, they’re like the Oregon of crappy conferences

  • MPowers1634 | June 1, 2009 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”332011″]Drew Pearson once got rid of what appeared to be orange Gatorade after catching a sideline pass and getting drilled. Think it was late in a Monday Night Game, cuz remember waiting to see if Meredith was gonna comment. Never showed any replay of it. Pretty sure Cowboys were in royal blue jerseys. Want to say was in Cleveland, maybe?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Drew Pearson actually started a sportswear company a few years back that actually produced some nifty looking items.

    http://images.google...

    Unfortunately, this was not one of them:

    http://lf.hatworld.c...

  • anotherguy | June 1, 2009 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”332003″]… the Kansas City/Chicago Negro League throwback game…[/quote]Two thoughts from that game:

    Mark Buehrle’s pants made him look like a 1920’s golfer.

    Why didn’t the Sox just go into the official KC Royals Store right there at the ballpark and buy some royal blue sleeves??

  • Adam | June 1, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    Re: Vomit

    The movie The Replacements had the scene where the huddle had to keep moving laterally 10 – 15 yards while staying in formation due to the receiver throwing up and chain-vomiting soon followed. The lineman started to talk about not being able to look…

  • anotherguy | June 1, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”332002″]

    Is that navy or royal?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    It’s brown.

    :-)))

  • Ronnie Poore | June 1, 2009 at 11:31 am |

    re: vomit

    in 2003 vs Georgia, Clemson center Tommy Sharpe puked on the football just prior to snapping it to QB Charlie Whitehurst causing Whitehurst to fumble.

    additional details on Sharpe here:
    http://www.fanblogs....

  • Ricko | June 1, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”332021″][quote comment=”332002″]

    Is that navy or royal?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    It’s brown.

    :-)))[/quote]

    Quit horsey-in’ around.
    Makes my head hurt.

    :))))

    —Ricko

  • M.Princip | June 1, 2009 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”332015″]Well, if the Seahawks are going with green alternate jerseys they may as well roll out some green alternate pants. That, I think, would allow them to lock up the top slot for “worst uniform” discussions for all time; with the blue or white pants, there may be room left for future debate.

    You can do it, Seattle: Give UniWatch a new standard for awful.[/quote]

    Where there’s awful, there’s someone who loves, or, falls in love with it because it’s awfully unique. This type of green, whether with an ensemble, or, monochromatic(goalies) is very popular in european premier league football.

  • MPowers1634 | June 1, 2009 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”332020″]Re: Vomit

    The movie The Replacements had the scene where the huddle had to keep moving laterally 10 – 15 yards while staying in formation due to the receiver throwing up and chain-vomiting soon followed. The lineman started to talk about not being able to look…[/quote]

    Another wierd degree of separation:

    The Washington Sentinels were a fictitious team modeled after the Redskins. Keanu Reeves played the role of quarterback Shane Falco, who was modeled after quarterback Ed Ruppert, who played during the strike but stayed on with the Skins throughout the playoffs and Super Bowl.

    Mr. Ruppert is now a Phys. Ed. teacher within the same school district as myself and serves as the QB coach on our perennial power HS team.

  • jude | June 1, 2009 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”331989″]Here is some throw up during the 2008 Maryland/Cal game, the Cal QB must have had a hard time with that one. You’re not supposed to throw that ball to someone hung out to dry.

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

    Oh my! How could I forget my most viewed Flickr photo of all time: Jahvid Best drank too much green Powerade.

    – jude

  • mako | June 1, 2009 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”332011″]Drew Pearson once got rid of what appeared to be orange Gatorade after catching a sideline pass and getting drilled. Think it was late in a Monday Night Game, cuz remember waiting to see if Meredith was gonna comment. Never showed any replay of it. Pretty sure Cowboys were in royal blue jerseys. Want to say was in Cleveland, maybe?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I too have a distinct memory of seeing Pearson hurl on the field during a TV game, but it was so long ago I can’t remember any of the details. I was sure, though, that the Cowboys were wearing their whites, and that it followed a long incompletion – one of those plays where the receiver runs 50 yards for nothing. I do remember wondering if/how he cleared the facemask…. Is this the same incident, or could he have been a multiple onfield yakker?

  • sprincer | June 1, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    If the seahawks wore those jerseys i would instantly become a fan. Lime green is the best color ever.

  • JSS | June 1, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    http://www.ktvb.com/...

    More on the Boise State jersey, with a video…

  • Ricko | June 1, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”332027″][quote comment=”332011″]Drew Pearson once got rid of what appeared to be orange Gatorade after catching a sideline pass and getting drilled. Think it was late in a Monday Night Game, cuz remember waiting to see if Meredith was gonna comment. Never showed any replay of it. Pretty sure Cowboys were in royal blue jerseys. Want to say was in Cleveland, maybe?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I too have a distinct memory of seeing Pearson hurl on the field during a TV game, but it was so long ago I can’t remember any of the details. I was sure, though, that the Cowboys were wearing their whites, and that it followed a long incompletion – one of those plays where the receiver runs 50 yards for nothing. I do remember wondering if/how he cleared the facemask…. Is this the same incident, or could he have been a multiple onfield yakker?[/quote]

    As you said, was a long time ago and we only saw it for those few seconds. Sounds like you might remember the details better than I. Wasn’t really staring at the tube, happened to look up just in time for the regurgitation…so I’m more than happy to go with your account of it. LOL

    —Ricko

  • Namhob | June 1, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”331976″]this has nothing to do with uniforms, but you guys started it.

    re: vomiting

    there was a 5k run in my town a couple weekends ago. my son and i were standing at the back door watching the runners come up the hill. one kid about 16 years old wasn’t looking so hot. we watched as he paused… swayed… then heaved his breakfast all over my neighbors’ treelawn. it’s not MNF, but it’s a sports-puke nonetheless!

    re: the chain reaction vomit

    i not only witnessed one, i took part. in sports terms, let’s just say after mr. busch made a quality start, mr. cuervo came in to close the game.[/quote]
    Sounds like Cuervo was “lights out”!

  • Ricko | June 1, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”332029″]http://www.ktvb.com/news/localnews/stories/ktvbx-may1807-new_unis.80ba8ad9.html

    More on the Boise State jersey, with a video…[/quote]

    Oh, good, they’re still royal.
    That about covers the positive aspects of the change.

    —Ricko

  • Perry | June 1, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    Great to see those ballpark cartoons by Amadee. I’ve got a book called Take Me Out to the Ballpark, published by the Sporting News back in the 70s or 80s, that features a similar cartoon for dozens of ML ballparks past and present. I think Amadee mainly worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, but he was a regular contributor to the Sporting News for years and years.

  • Jeremy Brahm | June 1, 2009 at 11:56 am |

    With the green-blue combo, I present Shonan Bellmare of the J-League.

    2007
    http://media.photobu...

    Here was their uniform in 1995.
    http://www.flickr.co...
    They had blue shorts to go with the top.

  • MPowers1634 | June 1, 2009 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”332031″][quote comment=”331976″]this has nothing to do with uniforms, but you guys started it.

    re: vomiting

    there was a 5k run in my town a couple weekends ago. my son and i were standing at the back door watching the runners come up the hill. one kid about 16 years old wasn’t looking so hot. we watched as he paused… swayed… then heaved his breakfast all over my neighbors’ treelawn. it’s not MNF, but it’s a sports-puke nonetheless!

    re: the chain reaction vomit

    i not only witnessed one, i took part. in sports terms, let’s just say after mr. busch made a quality start, mr. cuervo came in to close the game.[/quote]
    Sounds like Cuervo was “lights out”![/quote]

    “Enter Sandman” anyone?

  • CoachKing | June 1, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=\”332013\”][quote comment=\”331997\”]Here is the new Boise State jersey:

    http://www.ktvb.com/...
    They\’ve done something nearly impossible by making those jerseys even uglier than they had been with stupid piping and even dumber oversized drop-shadows. This will lead to lots of on-field puking.[/quote]

    Those are the old jerseys. The new jerseys are here and are even worse.
    http://www.broncospo...

  • anotherguy | June 1, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”332023″]
    Quit horsey-in’ around.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Hay now!! ;-)

    BTW, any truth to the rumors that the officials in the WAC will be wearing orange/red shirts next fall?

  • mike 2 | June 1, 2009 at 12:13 pm |

    I puked in the NYC Marathon as well (Mile 10 in Brooklyn, and a few times after that, once on my shoes in the Bronx). Its pretty common in long-distance running.

    Allow me a minor hijack – I don’t have any additional athletes who puked during events, but I do have one who, well, look at the photos…

    http://www.darchtime...

    http://www.linkognit...

    The runner’s name is Mikael Ekvall and the photos are from the 2008 Goteborgsvarvet Half Marathon in Sweden. He finished 21st out of 53,000 runners in 1:09:43.

  • anotherguy | June 1, 2009 at 12:15 pm |

    Today I realized that despite the fact that the internet is truly a global, pervasive phenomena in virtually everyone’s life, we simply don’t have enough blogs with comment sections which include posts that start out like this:

    [quote comment=”332020″]Re: Vomit

    [/quote]

    :-)

  • JRJR | June 1, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”332038″]I puked in the NYC Marathon as well (Mile 10 in Brooklyn, and a few times after that, once on my shoes in the Bronx). Its pretty common in long-distance running.

    Allow me a minor hijack – I don’t have any additional athletes who puked during events, but I do have one who, well, look at the photos…

    http://www.darchtime...

    http://www.linkognit...

    The runner’s name is Mikael Ekvall and the photos are from the 2008 Goteborgsvarvet Half Marathon in Sweden. He finished 21st out of 53,000 runners in 1:09:43.[/quote]

    SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP!

  • Robert in Dallas | June 1, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”332014″]Does it count that I threw up when Favre self-destructed the entire season last year?[/quote]

    Only if you have video.

  • Teebz | June 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm |

    This list of vomit-spewing athletes cannot be complete without goaltender Glenn Hall, who did it before every game, including his NHL-record 502 consecutive starts.

    His reason for doing it? It calmed his nerves.

  • Jim | June 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm |

    Of all the days I decided to get creative with breakfast – I added some gravy to my oatmeal and cranberries to give it a stuffing-like flavor – and then I get online and you guys are discussing vomit…

    About sponsor ads on jerseys: I hate the sponsor name replacing the team name, I dislike the sponsor patches…BUT…I can live with either one as long as it reduces or eliminates commercials. The CFL has sponsor patches, and sponsor logos on the field, which is tacky, but they can still play an entertaining game in 2-1/2 to 3 hours. Sometimes a sponsor logo actually works (Newcastle Brown Ale on Newcastle United jerseys, for instance), but hey, even if the sponsor is a crappy one, we here at UW can always make a DIY jersey.

    Speaking of DIY, if the Seahawks don’t go lime green, I may have to DIY that one. Hey, imagine them wearing those while playing on Boise State’s field!

    Oh yeah, any BSU alumni, consider withholding any furhter donations in protest of those new unis. Bleah.

    Okay, since I’ve kept my food down, I’ll play: Terry Bradshaw said when he went out to the huddle for the first time as a Steeler, he was so nervous he yakked on his teammates’ shoes.

  • Jamie | June 1, 2009 at 12:28 pm |

    The person who posted the link to the new Boise jerseys was mistaken. THESE are the new ones.

    http://www.broncospo...

    Well, it’s not like they’re any worse…

  • Jason Shane | June 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”332040″][quote comment=”332038″]I puked in the NYC Marathon as well (Mile 10 in Brooklyn, and a few times after that, once on my shoes in the Bronx). Its pretty common in long-distance running.

    Allow me a minor hijack – I don’t have any additional athletes who puked during events, but I do have one who, well, look at the photos…

    http://www.darchtime...

    http://www.linkognit...

    The runner’s name is Mikael Ekvall and the photos are from the 2008 Goteborgsvarvet Half Marathon in Sweden. He finished 21st out of 53,000 runners in 1:09:43.[/quote]

    SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP![/quote]

    Mr. Ekvall clearly takes the cake. Sweet Jesus, that is foul.

  • Tim | June 1, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    The US Soccer Men’s National Team is taking off for their game in Costa Rica… and as always, with it comes some real Nike douchebaggery.

    http://www.ussoccer....

    Their front page may change soon, but check it out while you still can.

  • Namhob | June 1, 2009 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”332040″][quote comment=”332038″]I puked in the NYC Marathon as well (Mile 10 in Brooklyn, and a few times after that, once on my shoes in the Bronx). Its pretty common in long-distance running.

    Allow me a minor hijack – I don’t have any additional athletes who puked during events, but I do have one who, well, look at the photos…

    http://www.darchtime...

    http://www.linkognit...

    The runner’s name is Mikael Ekvall and the photos are from the 2008 Goteborgsvarvet Half Marathon in Sweden. He finished 21st out of 53,000 runners in 1:09:43.[/quote]

    SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP![/quote]
    That deserves the heading NSFL (not safe for lunch)

  • Alex | June 1, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    This is a multiple post:

    Vomiting: In Semi-Pro, there was the scene where the new coach had the players run “the puke” and everyone except for Jackie puked, until the coach punched him in the nuts

    Takeru Kobayashi vomited in the middle of the hot dog contest a few years ago, but ate his puke

    Regarding the Boise State jerseys: Remind you of a certain pro football team? HMM?

    http://www.jacksonvi...

    The Seahawks jerseys: It is about time they considered an alternate. I for one am proud of the owners of Seattle for making something that looks more horrible than what the Mets have been experimenting with in that poll they did a few weeks ago.

  • CMP | June 1, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    Gotta post this as a combination of 2 of my favorite pastimes, Phish and UniWatching. Here are the boys all wearing Sox jerseys, singing the Star Spangled Banner last night on the field at Fenway.

    http://img.villageph...

  • LI Phil | June 1, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote]About sponsor ads on jerseys: I hate the sponsor name replacing the team name, I dislike the sponsor patches…BUT…I can live with either one as long as it reduces or eliminates commercials.[/quote]

    sounds great…it’d be nice to see ‘american’ sporting events without the commercial breaks … but what happens once you allow the adverts on the jerseys? (in place of commercials) … how long before the commercials, which we are all so used to, come back? do they then remove the adverts from the shirts?

    /highly doubtful

    lets not start going down that path…and i highly doubt those WNBA games will be broadcast without commercial interruption

    this is WAAAAYYYYY to slippery a slope to start down for my liking

  • KT | June 1, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    “I realize this move probably says more about the WNBA’s desperate financial straits than anything else.”

    And will you say the same thing when it happens in a seemingly healthy sport?

    Is it unsettling? Sure. Does it go against most people’s aesthetic sense of what’s right? Seems like. Is it par for the course? Absolutely. Is it the end of the world? Don’t think so.

    The WNBA has been in dire straits for a while, they could have done this any time in the last few years.

    But the Suns’ organization is in a bad way. The Suns themselves are losing something like $30M a year, they lopped off their ECHL team after this past season, and the Mercury has to show something positive.

    No, it’s not going to be in place of commercials. You’re never going to replace TV and radio ad avails – that’s a canard. It helps in soccer because the very nature of the game precludes traditional commercials.

  • Teebz | June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”332050″][quote]About sponsor ads on jerseys: I hate the sponsor name replacing the team name, I dislike the sponsor patches…BUT…I can live with either one as long as it reduces or eliminates commercials.[/quote]

    sounds great…it’d be nice to see ‘american’ sporting events without the commercial breaks … but what happens once you allow the adverts on the jerseys? (in place of commercials) … how long before the commercials, which we are all so used to, come back? do they then remove the adverts from the shirts?

    /highly doubtful

    lets not start going down that path…and i highly doubt those WNBA games will be broadcast without commercial interruption

    this is WAAAAYYYYY to slippery a slope to start down for my liking[/quote]

    Just to add onto Phil’s posting, the reason for commercials in things like football and baseball is to allow the different units to get on and off the field. Out-of-bounds calls in soccer are part of the game in terms of corners and throw-ins.

    Are you really interested in listening to the play-by-play guy seventeen times (or more) per game in baseball between inning breaks for two or three minutes? These guys barely have enough material for nine innings of ball (I’m looking squarely at you, Joe Morgan).

  • DenverGregg | June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”332044″]The person who posted the link to the new Boise jerseys was mistaken. THESE are the new ones.

    http://www.broncospo...

    Well, it’s not like they’re any worse…[/quote]
    They’re really not quite as bad. Still lame, but at least they got rid of a few extra tons of drop-shadow.

  • chance michaels | June 1, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”332051″]“I realize this move probably says more about the WNBA’s desperate financial straits than anything else.”

    And will you say the same thing when it happens in a seemingly healthy sport?
    [/quote]

    Don’t know – we can’t answer that question until it actually happens.

  • anotherguy | June 1, 2009 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”332047″]SWEET MERCIFUL CRAP![/quote]
    I’m sorry, but adding “he achieved a personal best” in connection with that particular picture is simply wrong. Nothing about that can be considered a personal best.

  • Hott Rodd | June 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=\”332052\”][quote comment=\”332050\”][quote]About sponsor ads on jerseys: I hate the sponsor name replacing the team name, I dislike the sponsor patches…BUT…I can live with either one as long as it reduces or eliminates commercials.[/quote]

    sounds great…it\’d be nice to see \’american\’ sporting events without the commercial breaks … but what happens once you allow the adverts on the jerseys? (in place of commercials) … how long before the commercials, which we are all so used to, come back? do they then remove the adverts from the shirts?

    /highly doubtful

    lets not start going down that path…and i highly doubt those WNBA games will be broadcast without commercial interruption

    this is WAAAAYYYYY to slippery a slope to start down for my liking[/quote]

    Just to add onto Phil\’s posting, the reason for commercials in things like football and baseball is to allow the different units to get on and off the field. Out-of-bounds calls in soccer are part of the game in terms of corners and throw-ins.

    Are you really interested in listening to the play-by-play guy seventeen times (or more) per game in baseball between inning breaks for two or three minutes? These guys barely have enough material for nine innings of ball (I\’m looking squarely at you, Joe Morgan).[/quote]

    In football, that may be true for SOME commercials, but the back from commercial, kickoff, commercial, one play, two minute warning commercial, 1 play, commercial etc sequences are horrible. Other sports have similar instances I\’m sure. Also if this is true that the commercials are a function of natural stoppages, then what is to be said for games that have excessive stoppages and then near the end of the fourth quarter we get the obligatory we have used all of our required ad time so we will show the announcers standing in the booth every time that we would have gone to commercial? I could go on, but I am sure that my point is to be found in there somewhere :-)

  • anotherguy | June 1, 2009 at 1:11 pm |

    Arizona Replublic Must be a new newspaper. They probably cover all the games at Bank One Ballpart.

    The real story about the WNBA is the idea that it’s called a seven-figure deal. Aren’t you supposed to stop counting once you reach the decimal point? Please; the whole team isn’t worth that much. The only reason they’re still around is that the NBA subsidized the league for so long.

  • Ry Co 40 | June 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”332033″]Great to see those ballpark cartoons by Amadee. I’ve got a book called Take Me Out to the Ballpark, published by the Sporting News back in the 70s or 80s, that features a similar cartoon for dozens of ML ballparks past and present. I think Amadee mainly worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, but he was a regular contributor to the Sporting News for years and years.[/quote]

    scan that and get the pics to paul!!!

  • KT | June 1, 2009 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”332033″]Great to see those ballpark cartoons by Amadee. I’ve got a book called Take Me Out to the Ballpark, published by the Sporting News back in the 70s or 80s, that features a similar cartoon for dozens of ML ballparks past and present. [/quote]

    I lost my copy of this book years ago and have spent a while searching for a new one. Great book.

  • diz | June 1, 2009 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”332052″][quote comment=”332050″][quote]About sponsor ads on jerseys: I hate the sponsor name replacing the team name, I dislike the sponsor patches…BUT…I can live with either one as long as it reduces or eliminates commercials.[/quote]

    sounds great…it’d be nice to see ‘american’ sporting events without the commercial breaks … but what happens once you allow the adverts on the jerseys? (in place of commercials) … how long before the commercials, which we are all so used to, come back? do they then remove the adverts from the shirts?

    /highly doubtful

    lets not start going down that path…and i highly doubt those WNBA games will be broadcast without commercial interruption

    this is WAAAAYYYYY to slippery a slope to start down for my liking[/quote]

    Just to add onto Phil’s posting, the reason for commercials in things like football and baseball is to allow the different units to get on and off the field. Out-of-bounds calls in soccer are part of the game in terms of corners and throw-ins.

    Are you really interested in listening to the play-by-play guy seventeen times (or more) per game in baseball between inning breaks for two or three minutes? These guys barely have enough material for nine innings of ball (I’m looking squarely at you, Joe Morgan).[/quote]

    people talking about the game in progress, the competition and the teams and staff involved > dogs’ dirt > adverts.

  • CMP | June 1, 2009 at 1:23 pm |

    2 more for good measure. Sorry, I’m a bit excited that they are back on the road. Now if only it was Yankee Stadium….

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

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

  • Tris Wykes | June 1, 2009 at 1:25 pm |

    My wife, a long-distance, varsity swimmer at Minnesota back in the day, once hauled herself up in the gutter to puke mid-race. Then she finished the event. Her main satisfaction, however, was that she had befouled the pool at hated rival Michigan.

  • floormaster squeeze | June 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”332050″][quote]About sponsor ads on jerseys: I hate the sponsor name replacing the team name, I dislike the sponsor patches…BUT…I can live with either one as long as it reduces or eliminates commercials.[/quote]

    sounds great…it’d be nice to see ‘american’ sporting events without the commercial breaks … but what happens once you allow the adverts on the jerseys? (in place of commercials) … how long before the commercials, which we are all so used to, come back? do they then remove the adverts from the shirts?

    /highly doubtful

    lets not start going down that path…and i highly doubt those WNBA games will be broadcast without commercial interruption

    this is WAAAAYYYYY to slippery a slope to start down for my liking[/quote]

    All I was saying was there are trade-offs. Major US sports do have the advantage of relatively sponsor ad-free uniforms which I would love to see continued.

    I just find actual rule/time changes to benefit advertisers more annoying (extra timeouts in football/basketball and longer between innings in baseball–I understand their are natural breaks between innings but even my lazy softball team can out to their positions and warmed up in 2 minutes). Also, in the US, as UW has clearly illuminated for me, no sponsors just mean more space and attention for manufacturers logos (who are the de facto sponsor advertisers).

    Anyway, I doubt TV ads would go down with ad sponsors on jerseys as well.

  • Hott Rodd | June 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”332057″]Arizona Replublic Must be a new newspaper. They probably cover all the games at Bank One Ballpart.

    The real story about the WNBA is the idea that it’s called a seven-figure deal. Aren’t you supposed to stop counting once you reach the decimal point? Please; the whole team isn’t worth that much. The only reason they’re still around is that the NBA subsidized the league for so long.[/quote]

    [quote comment=\”332057\”]Arizona Replublic Must be a new newspaper. They probably cover all the games at Bank One Ballpart.

    The real story about the WNBA is the idea that it\’s called a seven-figure deal. Aren\’t you supposed to stop counting once you reach the decimal point? Please; the whole team isn\’t worth that much. The only reason they\’re still around is that the NBA subsidized the league for so long.[/quote]

    Oh how i long for the days when it was still the BOB..

  • Jim | June 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    Are you really interested in listening to the play-by-play guy seventeen times (or more) per game in baseball between inning breaks for two or three minutes?

    In football, that may be true for SOME commercials, but the back from commercial, kickoff, commercial, one play, two minute warning commercial, 1 play, commercial etc sequences are horrible.

    The natural breaks in football and baseball are unnaturally long, though. Yes, I’d rather hear the announcers blather on, than hear about the 74 possible side effects of taking Viagara or the reasons I should invest in one d-bag investment company versus another. I’ve been to a couple of NFL games recently and during the “natural breaks” the players just stand around in the huddle looking as bored as I am.

    I can live with the commercials if they just stagger them. Instead of showing 4 replays of an incomplete 2nd-down pass, run a 15-second commercial. There are many places you can insert the commercials that will speed up the game and cut down on excessive announcer chatter. That goes for baseball as well.

  • Beardface | June 1, 2009 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”332036″][quote comment=\”332013\”][quote comment=\”331997\”]Here is the new Boise State jersey:

    http://www.ktvb.com/...
    They\’ve done something nearly impossible by making those jerseys even uglier than they had been with stupid piping and even dumber oversized drop-shadows. This will lead to lots of on-field puking.[/quote]

    Those are the old jerseys. The new jerseys are here and are even worse.
    http://www.broncospo...
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    *gasp*

    AAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • don d. | June 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    Those Boise State uniforms are aweful.

  • Matt Brosseau | June 1, 2009 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”332061″]2 more for good measure. Sorry, I’m a bit excited that they are back on the road. Now if only it was Yankee Stadium….
    [/quote]

    Heard it was a good show. Great to see the boys back on the road…although I must say there is a touch of sadness at seeing how Cactus has more than a “touch of grey”. I remember seeing these guys 15 years ago when they, and I, were really just kids.

    And Phish is too good for Yankee Stadium.

  • Beardface | June 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”332050″]this is WAAAAYYYYY to slippery a slope to start down for my liking[/quote]
    Like it or not, with the economy as much in the shitter as it is, its all but guaranteed to happen to the major leagues. And it will happen sooner rather than later.

    Yeah, sure, ok, the NFL and MLB won’t do it for a while, and why should they, they’re surviving well enough on their own without sponsorships. But its only a matter of time before the NHL and NBA start. You’re not going to see it get all patch-happy like Russian hockey jerseys because the sale of jerseys is such a strong business, but you’re going to see sponsorships show up. With ticket sales declining, merchandise sales tapering off, and salaries ever-increasing, we’ve reached the tipping point. I expect to see the NHL uni-sponsor clad within the next 5 years.

  • Bernard | June 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”332044″]The person who posted the link to the new Boise jerseys was mistaken. THESE are the new ones.

    http://www.broncospo...

    Well, it’s not like they’re any worse…[/quote]

    Hmmm… bad, but par for the course.

  • CMP | June 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”332068″][quote comment=”332061″]2 more for good measure. Sorry, I’m a bit excited that they are back on the road. Now if only it was Yankee Stadium….
    [/quote]

    Heard it was a good show. Great to see the boys back on the road…although I must say there is a touch of sadness at seeing how Cactus has more than a “touch of grey”. I remember seeing these guys 15 years ago when they, and I, were really just kids.

    And Phish is too good for Yankee Stadium.[/quote]

    True that, Matt. Couldn’t believe how much balder Page was at Hampton, too! Some very positive reviews from last night all around. Can’t wait till Thursday and Friday!

  • Nick De Luca | June 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm |

    In regard to the patch worn by the minor league umpires, I would think this was in reference to the recent death of Cece Carlucci (a former AAA umpire and a maker of one of the better umpire chest protectors).

  • M.Princip | June 1, 2009 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”332043″]

    Speaking of DIY, if the Seahawks don’t go lime green, I may have to DIY that one. Hey, imagine them wearing those while playing on Boise State’s field!

    [/quote]

    Why Boise State’s field, when they could have their own. Here’s my take on a playing field that would go oh so nice with those alternate green jerseys.

    Seahawks Alternate Blue Field

  • DaveMac | June 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”331986″]Favre threw up twice that I can recall. I’m going from memory, but I’m sure the data is out there somewhere. Any UW’ers have the details? (I’m at work – can’t go surfing the web too much right now)

    Once in the huddle during the Vicodin year(s)

    Once he got his bell rung, went to the sidelines, threw up, came back into the game with a concussion, and threw a touchdown.

    Pretty sure those were 2 separate events.[/quote]

    Hey, I haven’t read all the comments yet so I don’t know if this has been answered. I remember the time you’re referring to. It is the moment I officially became a die hard Brett Favre fan for life. December 24, 1995 the Packers were at Lambeau Field playing the Pittsburgh Steelers. With a win the Packers would clinch the division title for the first time since 1972 and secure a home playoff game. Late in the 3rd quarter Favre scrambled on a 2nd down play and dived head first towards the end zone. He was stopped at the goal line and as he hit the ground the ball bounced up and hit his stomach awkwardly. He clearly very hurt but instead of laying on the gound and taking an injury timeout (which meant he’d have to sit out a play) Favre took a team time out. He then threw up onto the field and started coughing up blood. On the next play he rolled right and fired a bullet to Mark Chumura for a touchdown. He then celebrated as if nothing happened. I see that as a defining moment in his career and the moment I knew that his guy was something special. This is the same year as the vicodin addiction and Favre’s first of three consecutive MVP awards.

    Later in the same game Favre sustained a head injury. Holmgren pulled him out of the game for two plays but he then played the rest of the game.

    Another incident you may be thinking of was in 2004 when Favre sustained a concussion against the Giants in Green Bay. He was pulled from the game for a couple plays. Then, without approval from the trainers, Favre re-entered the game on 4th down at the 50 yard line. On that play he threw a 50 yard bomb to Javon Walker for a touchdown. When he came back to the sidelines he was kept there (the trainers wondered how he had escaped) and was on the bench for the rest of the game (with a serious concussion). Teammates said that his words didn’t make sense but apparently his play on the field was uneffected. Haha.

    See, those are the kind of stories that make me love this guy.

  • Ricko | June 1, 2009 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”332070″][quote comment=”332044″]The person who posted the link to the new Boise jerseys was mistaken. THESE are the new ones.

    http://www.broncospo...

    Well, it’s not like they’re any worse…[/quote]

    Hmmm… bad, but par for the course.[/quote]

    They do, once and for all, bring to reality a new uniform element that could well be discussed (Heaven forbid) here at Uni Watch:
    Butt Stripes.

    I can hear it now…

    “Normally, I prefer the more traditional Northwestern-style Butt Stripes, but…”

    —Ricko

  • Diggerjohn | June 1, 2009 at 1:49 pm |

    About the Seahawks “alternates”Paul, How does it feel to become the Orson Welles of Uniform rumours? I went to the site and made a comment; “It was an April fools prank guys!”. I just hope it was a prank and not prophecy, those are hideous!

  • Jim | June 1, 2009 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”332073″][quote comment=”332043″]

    Speaking of DIY, if the Seahawks don’t go lime green, I may have to DIY that one. Hey, imagine them wearing those while playing on Boise State’s field!

    [/quote]

    Why Boise State’s field, when they could have their own. Here’s my take on a playing field that would go oh so nice with those alternate green jerseys.

    Seahawks Alternate Blue Field [/quote]

    YES!

  • Matt Brosseau | June 1, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”332071″]

    True that, Matt. Couldn’t believe how much balder Page was at Hampton, too! Some very positive reviews from last night all around. Can’t wait till Thursday and Friday![/quote]

    Leo has been going bald since he came out of the womb :) So you’re headed to Jones Beach too? Cool. I am saddling up the multi-beast and riding it out to the Island for Phriday’s show which is going to be a barn-burner…

  • John | June 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    Why dear God did I click on the link to check out the new Boise State unis??? I think I just threw up in my mouth a little….Bleeech!

  • Teebz | June 1, 2009 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”332056″]
    In football, that may be true for SOME commercials, but the back from commercial, kickoff, commercial, one play, two minute warning commercial, 1 play, commercial etc sequences are horrible. Other sports have similar instances I\’m sure. Also if this is true that the commercials are a function of natural stoppages, then what is to be said for games that have excessive stoppages and then near the end of the fourth quarter we get the obligatory we have used all of our required ad time so we will show the announcers standing in the booth every time that we would have gone to commercial? I could go on, but I am sure that my point is to be found in there somewhere :-)[/quote]

    They have these things today called “TV timeouts” that have opened the commercial world for networks to specifically get X-number of advertisements in per time period. Go back about 20-30 years, and you’ll see that they used commercials to cover off times where there was no action. :o)

  • Teebz | June 1, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”332060″]
    people talking about the game in progress, the competition and the teams and staff involved > dogs’ dirt > adverts.[/quote]

    So you’ve never seen a baseball game with Joe Morgan, I assume. LOL

  • Teebz | June 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”332065″]Are you really interested in listening to the play-by-play guy seventeen times (or more) per game in baseball between inning breaks for two or three minutes?

    In football, that may be true for SOME commercials, but the back from commercial, kickoff, commercial, one play, two minute warning commercial, 1 play, commercial etc sequences are horrible.

    The natural breaks in football and baseball are unnaturally long, though. Yes, I’d rather hear the announcers blather on, than hear about the 74 possible side effects of taking Viagara or the reasons I should invest in one d-bag investment company versus another. I’ve been to a couple of NFL games recently and during the “natural breaks” the players just stand around in the huddle looking as bored as I am.

    I can live with the commercials if they just stagger them. Instead of showing 4 replays of an incomplete 2nd-down pass, run a 15-second commercial. There are many places you can insert the commercials that will speed up the game and cut down on excessive announcer chatter. That goes for baseball as well.[/quote]

    So it the tail wagging the dog?

    Who started the trend of long breaks – the sport thus allowing networks to capitalize on those breaks, or the commercials thus allowing the sports to take longer breaks?

    Chicken or egg – which came first?

  • JessinMKE | June 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    Thanks JohnnyO and DaveMac

    I think we have it resolved

    12/24/95 vs. Steelers – Favre calls timeout after being hit hard, pukes, and throws TD

    10/3/04 vs. Giants – Hit hard, does not puke. Leaves game. Comes back in with concussion and throws TD for victory.

    FYI – At the Steelers game Neil O’Donnell overthrew a fade to Yancy Thigpen in the north endzone corner as time expired. Thigpen just misses the catch off his fingertips. Packers win the game and the Central Division.

    If Thigpen makes that catch who knows what would have happened to the Pack…

    That is why Yancy Thigpen is THE GREATEST Steeler receiver of all time….

  • Matt Brosseau | June 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”332079″]Why dear God did I click on the link to check out the new Boise State unis??? I think I just threw up in my mouth a little….Bleeech![/quote]

    If you like Boise State, you’ll just love Mikael Ekvall.

  • CMP | June 1, 2009 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”332078″][quote comment=”332071″]

    Leo has been going bald since he came out of the womb :) [/quote]

    Ha! Yeah, I’ll be there Thurs. and Friday. I’m thinking they’ll be good and warmed up by then. Hopefully Mike will be on his best behavior this time….

  • Diggerjohn | June 1, 2009 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”331980″][quote comment=”331973″][quote comment=”331970″]”much like a European soccer team”

    The NY Red Bulls for example?
    http://www.soccer.co...

    Soccer is an import.[/quote]

    It’s arguably a Chinese sport.[/quote]
    Or Roman

  • The Hemogoblin | June 1, 2009 at 2:02 pm |

    Why did Seattle ever get away from their uniforms in the 1980s? Those things were beautiful.

  • James P. | June 1, 2009 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”332067″]Those Boise State uniforms are aweful.[/quote]

    I second this comment! I mean, WTF is the deal with the team name on the lower back, the school name on the side of the leg, and the handel-bar looking, weird-ass stripes on the shoulders and thighs?

    The uni-tard look id in full effect still, but now it has a “touch of gray”…*gag*

  • Jim | June 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”332084″][quote comment=”332079″]Why dear God did I click on the link to check out the new Boise State unis??? I think I just threw up in my mouth a little….Bleeech![/quote]

    If you like Boise State, you’ll just love Mikael Ekvall.[/quote]

    I can hear the wheels turning on Madison Ave. right now…”Hello, Mr. Ekvall? We’re the makers of Depends undergarments. Do you have a uniform sponsor?”

  • TC Lofton | June 1, 2009 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”332077″][quote comment=”332073″][quote comment=”332043″]

    Speaking of DIY, if the Seahawks don’t go lime green, I may have to DIY that one. Hey, imagine them wearing those while playing on Boise State’s field!

    [/quote]

    Why Boise State’s field, when they could have their own. Here’s my take on a playing field that would go oh so nice with those alternate green jerseys.

    Seahawks Alternate Blue Field [/quote]

    YES![/quote]

    I gotta say, I really like this field concept… and Seattle is the only place that I wouldn’t find it ridiculous. Good work!

  • mike | June 1, 2009 at 2:26 pm |

    I’m sure I’m in the minority… (I usually am when it comes to uniforms) but I like the new Boise State duds. It’s unique, as long as do don’t have too many colleges wearing the same design

  • Orkan | June 1, 2009 at 2:26 pm |

    If any of you have watched any of the MLS this season, you’d know that none of the games have commercials during either of the halves. I have the MLS Direct Kick package and in watching it, no broadcaster, national or local, has commercials during play. Having the shirt sponsorship is a necessary evil to keep the costs of running a team down. Sure some of them look bad or out of place, but if they weren’t there the teams and the league would be worse off.

    Why aren’t people upset about stadiums having their naming rights bought? It’s the same damn thing, it’s just not on the jersey.

  • LarryB | June 1, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”331999″]If you like vintage baseball panoramic team photos, you need to take a look at this thread on the baseball fever message board.

    Outside of the Library of Congress website, it’s the mother load.

    http://www.baseball-...

    Thanks for that link. The St Louis Browns panoramic shot is fantastic.

  • A Tama | June 1, 2009 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”332036″][quote comment=\”332013\”][quote comment=\”331997\”]Here is the new Boise State jersey:

    http://www.ktvb.com/...
    They\’ve done something nearly impossible by making those jerseys even uglier than they had been with stupid piping and even dumber oversized drop-shadows. This will lead to lots of on-field puking.[/quote]

    Those are the old jerseys. The new jerseys are here and are even worse.
    http://www.broncospo...

    Those uniforms are a total joke. I’ll be they lose some fans because of this switch…wait, do they have any fans?

  • The Hemogoblin | June 1, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”332094″][quote comment=”332036″][quote comment=\”332013\”][quote comment=\”331997\”]Here is the new Boise State jersey:

    http://www.ktvb.com/...
    They\’ve done something nearly impossible by making those jerseys even uglier than they had been with stupid piping and even dumber oversized drop-shadows. This will lead to lots of on-field puking.[/quote]

    Those are the old jerseys. The new jerseys are here and are even worse.
    http://www.broncospo...

    Those uniforms are a total joke. I’ll be they lose some fans because of this switch…wait, do they have any fans?[/quote]

    They have the state of Idaho… but that’s just because the Vandals have the most pitiful D-I football program in the country.

  • Namhob | June 1, 2009 at 2:35 pm |

    Since I noticed no one has been tracking the Reds, I decided to start it myself. I’ve also backtracked the first 2 months of the season (while the boss is away…)

    http://s400.photobuc...

  • LI Phil | June 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote]Why aren’t people upset about stadiums having their naming rights bought? It’s the same damn thing, it’s just not on the jersey.[/quote]

    um…

  • War Damn Eagle | June 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm |

    The new Boise State uniforms instantly reminded me of Nike’s first use of the modern butt stripe:

    http://cache.gettyim...

    I can’t believe it’s almost been 15 years since the Bearcats wore those unis.

  • Teebz | June 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”332092″]
    Why aren’t people upset about stadiums having their naming rights bought? It’s the same damn thing, it’s just not on the jersey.[/quote]

    I was actually thinking of selling naming rights to my house. It’s near a major highway, so I can erect a billboard in the backyard with some of the money.

    Maybe I should go with “The Home Depot House” since a lot of my building supplies come from there. LOL

    Anyone know if CitiBank is looking to expand its building naming? They can pay my mortgage AND give me money. LOL

  • James P. | June 1, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”332095″][quote comment=”332094″][quote comment=”332036″][quote comment=\”332013\”][quote comment=\”331997\”]Here is the new Boise State jersey:

    http://www.ktvb.com/...
    They\’ve done something nearly impossible by making those jerseys even uglier than they had been with stupid piping and even dumber oversized drop-shadows. This will lead to lots of on-field puking.[/quote]

    Those are the old jerseys. The new jerseys are here and are even worse.
    http://www.broncospo...

    Those uniforms are a total joke. I’ll be they lose some fans because of this switch…wait, do they have any fans?[/quote]

    They have the state of Idaho… but that’s just because the Vandals have the most pitiful D-I football program in the country.[/quote]

    no, actually, that would be University of Louisiana-Monroe (formerly NLU).

  • Ed | June 1, 2009 at 2:50 pm |

    Re: NASA archives shot of the “1943 Glenn Research Center” team in the ticker. I’m surprised no one has mentioned this, but the NASA Glenn Research Center didn’t exist prior to 1999. It was renamed in 1999 as a tribute to John Glenn, the astronaut and politician from Ohio.

    In 1943, it was known as the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA, predecessor of NASA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. FWIW, the photo as a “AERL” in the lower corner.

    Pedantic, probably, but hey, you wouldn’t call a photo of Johnny Unitas and his teammates the, say, 1969 Indianapolis Colts.

    ed

  • M.Princip | June 1, 2009 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”332090″][quote comment=”332077″][quote comment=”332073″][quote comment=”332043″]

    Speaking of DIY, if the Seahawks don’t go lime green, I may have to DIY that one. Hey, imagine them wearing those while playing on Boise State’s field!

    [/quote]

    Why Boise State’s field, when they could have their own. Here’s my take on a playing field that would go oh so nice with those alternate green jerseys.

    Seahawks Alternate Blue Field [/quote]

    YES![/quote]

    I gotta say, I really like this field concept… and Seattle is the only place that I wouldn’t find it ridiculous. Good work![/quote]

    Thanks. Just the idea of an alternate field color is kinda cool. That’s just the uniwatch whore in me talkin’ though.

  • Jon Smith | June 1, 2009 at 3:14 pm |

    Drew Pearson incident was 1979 at Cleveland on Monday Night. Cowboys in old blue jerseys. Game is on youtube but didn’t have time to go through it and find the incident.

  • Johnny O | June 1, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”332083″]Thanks JohnnyO and DaveMac

    I think we have it resolved

    12/24/95 vs. Steelers – Favre calls timeout after being hit hard, pukes, and throws TD

    10/3/04 vs. Giants – Hit hard, does not puke. Leaves game. Comes back in with concussion and throws TD for victory.

    FYI – At the Steelers game Neil O’Donnell overthrew a fade to Yancy Thigpen in the north endzone corner as time expired. Thigpen just misses the catch off his fingertips. Packers win the game and the Central Division.

    If Thigpen makes that catch who knows what would have happened to the Pack…

    That is why Yancy Thigpen is THE GREATEST Steeler receiver of all time….[/quote]

    Actually… the Pack lost to the G-Men that day in ’04. That bomb to Walker were the only points they scored that day. I believe the Pack started that year 1-4, or 1-3… something like that.

  • Jim | June 1, 2009 at 4:43 pm |

    Who started the trend of long breaks – the sport thus allowing networks to capitalize on those breaks, or the commercials thus allowing the sports to take longer breaks?

    Chicken or egg – which came first?[/quote]

    The networks started it I’m sure. The only way the leagues contributed was when they added the replay challenge, which became another excuse for a break.

  • KT | June 1, 2009 at 4:45 pm |
  • KT | June 1, 2009 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”332065″]I can live with the commercials if they just stagger them. Instead of showing 4 replays of an incomplete 2nd-down pass, run a 15-second commercial. There are many places you can insert the commercials that will speed up the game and cut down on excessive announcer chatter. That goes for baseball as well.[/quote]

    Never produced live television with national and local avails, then, have you?

  • chance michaels | June 1, 2009 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”332101″]Re: NASA archives shot of the “1943 Glenn Research Center” team in the ticker. I’m surprised no one has mentioned this, but the NASA Glenn Research Center didn’t exist prior to 1999. It was renamed in 1999 as a tribute to John Glenn, the astronaut and politician from Ohio.

    In 1943, it was known as the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA, predecessor of NASA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. FWIW, the photo as a “AERL” in the lower corner.

    Pedantic, probably, but hey, you wouldn’t call a photo of Johnny Unitas and his teammates the, say, 1969 Indianapolis Colts.

    ed[/quote]

    You would if you were a Wikipedia editor. Who knew that Super Bowl XXIII was held at LandShark Stadium?

  • Jim | June 1, 2009 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”332090″][quote comment=”332077″][quote comment=”332073″][quote comment=”332043″]

    Speaking of DIY, if the Seahawks don’t go lime green, I may have to DIY that one. Hey, imagine them wearing those while playing on Boise State’s field!

    [/quote]

    Why Boise State’s field, when they could have their own. Here’s my take on a playing field that would go oh so nice with those alternate green jerseys.

    Seahawks Alternate Blue Field [/quote]

    YES![/quote]

    I gotta say, I really like this field concept… and Seattle is the only place that I wouldn’t find it ridiculous. Good work![/quote]

    I don’t know…I’m thinking a black turf in Pittsburgh with gold yard lines would be kind of awesome. Nah, keep them on grass. How about brown turf in Cleveland…wait, they already have that by season’s end. How about silver turf with blue lines at the new Cowboys Stadium?

  • chance michaels | June 1, 2009 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”332108″]Who started the trend of long breaks – the sport thus allowing networks to capitalize on those breaks, or the commercials thus allowing the sports to take longer breaks?

    Chicken or egg – which came first?[/quote]

    The networks started it I’m sure. The only way the leagues contributed was when they added the replay challenge, which became another excuse for a break.[/quote]
    There’s a great story about one of the networks missing the second half kickoff of the first Super Bowl because they came back late from a commercial break, and somebody being ordered to ask Vince Lombardi to have the Packers kick it again.

  • Jim | June 1, 2009 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”332110″][quote comment=”332065″]I can live with the commercials if they just stagger them. Instead of showing 4 replays of an incomplete 2nd-down pass, run a 15-second commercial. There are many places you can insert the commercials that will speed up the game and cut down on excessive announcer chatter. That goes for baseball as well.[/quote]

    Never produced live television with national and local avails, then, have you?[/quote]

    Good point. I took a semester of TV production and my final project (producing live coverage of a paper football game) was stressful enough. There’s gotta be a way, though.

  • Hott Rodd | June 1, 2009 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=\”332111\”][quote comment=\”332101\”]Re: NASA archives shot of the \”1943 Glenn Research Center\” team in the ticker. I\’m surprised no one has mentioned this, but the NASA Glenn Research Center didn\’t exist prior to 1999. It was renamed in 1999 as a tribute to John Glenn, the astronaut and politician from Ohio.

    In 1943, it was known as the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA, predecessor of NASA) Aircraft Engine Research Laboratory. FWIW, the photo as a \”AERL\” in the lower corner.

    Pedantic, probably, but hey, you wouldn\’t call a photo of Johnny Unitas and his teammates the, say, 1969 Indianapolis Colts.

    ed[/quote]

    You would if you were a Wikipedia editor. Who knew that Super Bowl XXIII was held at LandShark Stadium?[/quote]

    At least they footnoted it properly..

  • Jamie | June 1, 2009 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”332112″][quote comment=”332090″][quote comment=”332077″][quote comment=”332073″][quote comment=”332043″]

    Speaking of DIY, if the Seahawks don’t go lime green, I may have to DIY that one. Hey, imagine them wearing those while playing on Boise State’s field!

    [/quote]

    Why Boise State’s field, when they could have their own. Here’s my take on a playing field that would go oh so nice with those alternate green jerseys.

    Seahawks Alternate Blue Field [/quote]

    YES![/quote]

    I gotta say, I really like this field concept… and Seattle is the only place that I wouldn’t find it ridiculous. Good work![/quote]

    I don’t know…I’m thinking a black turf in Pittsburgh with gold yard lines would be kind of awesome. Nah, keep them on grass. How about brown turf in Cleveland…wait, they already have that by season’s end. How about silver turf with blue lines at the new Cowboys Stadium?[/quote]

    When they were renovating Jones Stadium at Texas Tech, they were actually considering doing black turf, but they decided that it would get too hot under that lovely West Texas sun.

  • =bg= | June 1, 2009 at 5:41 pm |

    http://www.cnbc.com/...

    Must be the shirt. Or the shoes.

  • =bg= | June 1, 2009 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”332050″][quote]About sponsor ads on jerseys: I hate the sponsor name replacing the team name, I dislike the sponsor patches…BUT…I can live with either one as long as it reduces or eliminates commercials.[/quote]

    sounds great…it’d be nice to see ‘american’ sporting events without the commercial breaks … but what happens once you allow the adverts on the jerseys? (in place of commercials) … how long before the commercials, which we are all so used to, come back? do they then remove the adverts from the shirts?

    /highly doubtful

    lets not start going down that path…and i highly doubt those WNBA games will be broadcast without commercial interruption

    this is WAAAAYYYYY to slippery a slope to start down for my liking[/quote]

    They’re serious? Really going to put a stupid COMPANY NAME on their INSTEAD OF THE TEAM NAME?

    Hooo-wee.
    ***LHEA*****
    Lukas Head Explosion Alert.

    I guess that means I’ll stop watching the WNBA.
    Wait- I naver have. Well, that makes it easier!

  • LarryB | June 1, 2009 at 5:49 pm |

    Went on trip to Canada over the weekend. Stayed in Hamilton 1st night. Saw the CFL Hall of Fame. And stopped at the Tiger Cats stadium. I did see a game there few years ago.

    The Hall of Fame while interesting is really small.

    Oh and came back with Canadian cookies and candy that are not sold in Ohio or USA.

  • Jere | June 1, 2009 at 5:52 pm |

    From Scout.com:

    “Ramon Abraham Castro and his wife, Brenda, make their home in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico with their daughters, Mairym, Natali and Misoti”

    B.M.N.M. = Brenda, Mairym, Natali, Misoti

  • JTH | June 1, 2009 at 5:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”332116″][quote comment=”332112″][quote comment=”332090″][quote comment=”332077″][quote comment=”332073″][quote comment=”332043″]

    Speaking of DIY, if the Seahawks don’t go lime green, I may have to DIY that one. Hey, imagine them wearing those while playing on Boise State’s field!

    [/quote]

    Why Boise State’s field, when they could have their own. Here’s my take on a playing field that would go oh so nice with those alternate green jerseys.

    Seahawks Alternate Blue Field [/quote]

    YES![/quote]

    I gotta say, I really like this field concept… and Seattle is the only place that I wouldn’t find it ridiculous. Good work![/quote]

    I don’t know…I’m thinking a black turf in Pittsburgh with gold yard lines would be kind of awesome. Nah, keep them on grass. How about brown turf in Cleveland…wait, they already have that by season’s end. How about silver turf with blue lines at the new Cowboys Stadium?[/quote]

    When they were renovating Jones Stadium at Texas Tech, they were actually considering doing black turf, but they decided that it would get too hot under that lovely West Texas sun.[/quote]
    Back when pretty much all artificial turf was a color that more closely resembled toothpaste than it did real grass, I always thought that the various stadia should have just dropped the pretense and gone with team colors for their turf instead of that pale green.

    Silverdome: Honolulu blue turf with silver yardlines, Soldier Field: navy blue with orange, Superdome: black with gold…

    Would it really have looked any worse than this? BTW, gotta love an action photo of the NFL’s all-time leading rusher (at the time) NOT holding a ball.

  • Jim | June 1, 2009 at 5:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”332119″]Went on trip to Canada over the weekend. Stayed in Hamilton 1st night. Saw the CFL Hall of Fame. And stopped at the Tiger Cats stadium. I did see a game there few years ago.

    The Hall of Fame while interesting is really small.

    Oh and came back with Canadian cookies and candy that are not sold in Ohio or USA.[/quote]

    Ohio OR the USA? Are we seceding like Texas and Oklahoma? :)

    I’ve only been in the HOF gift shop in Hamilton – it’s tiny. One of these days I need to see the whole thing.

  • JTH | June 1, 2009 at 6:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”332120″]From Scout.com:

    “Ramon Abraham Castro and his wife, Brenda, make their home in Vega Baja, Puerto Rico with their daughters, Mairym, Natali and Misoti”

    B.M.N.M. = Brenda, Mairym, Natali, Misoti[/quote]
    Nice detective work. It’s reminiscent of Shawon Dunston, who used to write “W J” and later, “W J S” on the back of his helmet for Whitney, Jasmine and Shawon, Jr.

    Of course, I can’t find a picture of it right now.

  • LarryB | June 1, 2009 at 6:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”332122″][quote comment=”332119″]Went on trip to Canada over the weekend. Stayed in Hamilton 1st night. Saw the CFL Hall of Fame. And stopped at the Tiger Cats stadium. I did see a game there few years ago.

    The Hall of Fame while interesting is really small.

    Oh and came back with Canadian cookies and candy that are not sold in Ohio or USA.[/quote]

    Ohio OR the USA? Are we seceding like Texas and Oklahoma? :)

    I’ve only been in the HOF gift shop in Hamilton – it’s tiny. One of these days I need to see the whole thing.[/quote]

    Yes very small and they had a lot of non CFL sections.

    And as for seceding. The one positive of that would be getting those cookies and candy they sell.

    Funny thing about Hamilton. From where we live in NE Ohio that is about as close as Cincinnati. Never really gave that much thought. My broter brought that up when I said I always like the Hamilton Tiger Cats name and logo. He said get season tickets to them since it is closer than the Bengals.

  • JTH | June 1, 2009 at 6:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”332125″][quote comment=”332122″][quote comment=”332119″]Went on trip to Canada over the weekend. Stayed in Hamilton 1st night. Saw the CFL Hall of Fame. And stopped at the Tiger Cats stadium. I did see a game there few years ago.

    The Hall of Fame while interesting is really small.

    Oh and came back with Canadian cookies and candy that are not sold in Ohio or USA.[/quote]

    Ohio OR the USA? Are we seceding like Texas and Oklahoma? :)

    I’ve only been in the HOF gift shop in Hamilton – it’s tiny. One of these days I need to see the whole thing.[/quote]

    Yes very small and they had a lot of non CFL sections.

    And as for seceding. The one positive of that would be getting those cookies and candy they sell.

    Funny thing about Hamilton. From where we live in NE Ohio that is about as close as Cincinnati. Never really gave that much thought. My broter brought that up when I said I always like the Hamilton Tiger Cats name and logo. He said get season tickets to them since it is closer than the Bengals.[/quote]
    It’s a hell of a lot cheaper, too. The worst season ticket package in Cincy is about the same price as some of the best seats in Hamilton.

  • Bob A | June 1, 2009 at 6:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”332038″]I puked in the NYC Marathon as well (Mile 10 in Brooklyn, and a few times after that, once on my shoes in the Bronx). Its pretty common in long-distance running.

    Allow me a minor hijack – I don’t have any additional athletes who puked during events, but I do have one who, well, look at the photos…

    http://www.darchtime...

    http://www.linkognit...

    The runner’s name is Mikael Ekvall and the photos are from the 2008 Goteborgsvarvet Half Marathon in Sweden. He finished 21st out of 53,000 runners in 1:09:43.[/quote]
    No way do I click on that link but I’m taking a guess that it involves incontinence. If so that’s not all that uncommon. Most famous example: Uta Pippig in the 1996 Boston Marathon. You can Google her to find the details.

  • stubbyclapp | June 1, 2009 at 6:37 pm |

    All this talk about Hamilton reminds me that pitcher Steve Hamilton once puked on the mound at Yankee Stadium after swallowing his chaw. That’ll do it.

  • anotherguy | June 1, 2009 at 6:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”332124″]It’s reminiscent of Shawon Dunston, who used to write “W J” and later, “W J S” on the back of his helmet for Whitney, Jasmine and Shawon, Jr.

    Of course, I can’t find a picture of it right now.[/quote]
    Right now, in the back of some garage in Chicago the Shawn-o-meter rests quietly… :-)

  • anotherguy | June 1, 2009 at 6:52 pm |

    Speaking of Shawn, when he was in town with the Indians I lucked into some really nice seats at Comiskey: right behind the visitors on-deck. So as Shawn came out, there was a lot of razzing and someone yelled “do you miss the drunks at Wrigley?” Shawn never took his eyes off the field but he gave us an emphatic “no” shake of the head. And the followup question was something like “but do you miss the drunken (young women) at Wrigley?” and we got just as emphatic of a “yes” nod.

    I wouldn’t have been surprised if someone told me you could hear our section laughing over the field microphones. :-)

  • Chris | June 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm |

    Sowers isn’t wearing strirrups. That’s not gonna be good for business.

  • JTH | June 1, 2009 at 7:17 pm |
  • interlockingtc | June 1, 2009 at 8:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”332093″][quote comment=”331999″]If you like vintage baseball panoramic team photos, you need to take a look at this thread on the baseball fever message board.

    Outside of the Library of Congress website, it’s the mother load.

    http://www.baseball-...

    Thanks for that link. The St Louis Browns panoramic shot is fantastic.[/quote]
    I agree. It’s amazing. It’s almost like watching a movie as you scroll across the screen. The uniforms are great, but the faces are the real story here. Beautiful.

  • Jim | June 1, 2009 at 9:11 pm |

    Yeah, I could get there in 5-6 hours and the drive’s nicer, depending on traffic. One time I went just for a game – when I told the border guard the reason for my visit he gave me one of those, “Are you kidding me?” looks. Granted the Ti-Cats had a rough year, but why wouldn’t a Yank want to go see a different type of football? Hmm, now I’m in the mood for some Tim Horton’s donuts…

  • Jim | June 1, 2009 at 9:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”332125″][quote comment=”332122″][quote comment=”332119″]Went on trip to Canada over the weekend. Stayed in Hamilton 1st night. Saw the CFL Hall of Fame. And stopped at the Tiger Cats stadium. I did see a game there few years ago.

    The Hall of Fame while interesting is really small.

    Oh and came back with Canadian cookies and candy that are not sold in Ohio or USA.[/quote]

    Ohio OR the USA? Are we seceding like Texas and Oklahoma? :)

    I’ve only been in the HOF gift shop in Hamilton – it’s tiny. One of these days I need to see the whole thing.[/quote]

    Yes very small and they had a lot of non CFL sections.

    And as for seceding. The one positive of that would be getting those cookies and candy they sell.

    Funny thing about Hamilton. From where we live in NE Ohio that is about as close as Cincinnati. Never really gave that much thought. My broter brought that up when I said I always like the Hamilton Tiger Cats name and logo. He said get season tickets to them since it is closer than the Bengals.[/quote]

    #169 was referring to this post – I goofed somehow

  • Brian | June 1, 2009 at 9:14 pm |

    I’ve always wondered what the Rays would look like if someone took their original logos from 1998-2000 and gave them the new colors from their 2008 redesign, but I had never seen anyone do that, so I did it myself. I think it looks pretty good.

    http://farm4.static....

  • Plasnick | June 1, 2009 at 9:32 pm |

    Nice job Jere. I was racking my brain for the Spanish-language equivalent of FUBU.

  • Jason | June 1, 2009 at 9:42 pm |

    Thanks for the mention today Pual. I’ll alert all you Pirate fans when I put that jersey up for auction!

    P.S.
    I’m not the Jason Dulin taking all those goth nudie pix.

  • bwburke94 | June 1, 2009 at 10:02 pm |

    Two days ago, a user named yaya0 posted a comment that the Red Sox and Mets had up to that point worn the same number of uniform combinations. This is wrong. The Red Sox have now worn 9 and the Mets 8, counting all 5 cap variations between the teams and the NNOB/42 Jackie Robinson Day uniforms.

  • LI Phil | June 1, 2009 at 11:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”332139″]Two days ago, a user named yaya0 posted a comment that the Red Sox and Mets had up to that point worn the same number of uniform combinations. This is wrong. The Red Sox have now worn 9 and the Mets 8, counting all 5 cap variations between the teams and the NNOB/42 Jackie Robinson Day uniforms.[/quote]

    im not tracking the sawks, so i can’t confirm their number…but the mets have worn NINE (the ninth — pins and black/blue caps appeared yesterday) different combos

  • Chris | June 2, 2009 at 12:02 am |

    Think the Life Lock CEO can get the players to switch from having their last names on the unis to their SSN?

  • PuckyTheWhale | June 2, 2009 at 12:29 am |

    Here are some interesting things I found on jeffsjerseys.com:

    I never knew the Lightning had such a distinctive font for their NOBs (note the R and the A):
    http://www.jeffsjers...

    For those who hate purple, check out this utter DISASTER from the Long Beach Ice Dogs, one of the ugliest jerseys I’ve ever seen (even though I kinda like the wraparound chain):
    Front: http://www.jeffsjers...
    Back: http://www.jeffsjers...

    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a shiny hockey jersey before, especially THIS shiny (what kind of material is that anyway?):
    http://www.jeffsjers...

    Anchors wrap around the bottom of this early 80’s Milwaukee Admirals jersey:
    Front: http://www.jeffsjers...
    Back: http://www.jeffsjers...

    One of the sloppiest NOBs I’ve ever seen. Probably a really lame attempt at radial arching:
    http://www.freewebs....

    A couple REALLY COOL decorated replica fiberglass masks (70’s/early 80’s era). I LOVE the way the Whalers logo is positioned on the mask, the outlines/shapes/angles seeming to both line up with and avoid the eye/ventilation holes perfectly. It just “sits”/”fits” on the mask so well. Also, Jeff claims Steve Baker of the Rangers was the first goalie to include a city landmark on his mask:
    http://www.jeffsjers...

  • odessasteps magazine | June 2, 2009 at 12:35 am |

    Sad to see no mentions yet of the great Tom Lehrer song about Werner Von Braun.

    [check youtube. I’m at work and can’t post a link.]

  • Jeff P | June 2, 2009 at 2:17 am |

    [quote comment=”332144″]
    I don’t think I’ve ever seen a shiny hockey jersey before, especially THIS shiny (what kind of material is that anyway?):
    http://www.jeffsjers...

    [/quote]
    It’s just dazzle. Same stuff basketball jerseys used to be made of (and some, like the bulls, still are). Not many use it these days in any sport because it’s unbelievably hot to play in, heavy as shit and absorbs tons of water. I would not have been happy to have been issued that jersey.

  • James Craven | June 2, 2009 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”332109″]“Diana Taurasi in the new Mercury Corporate Whoring jersey”.[/quote]

    A. Fixed.

    B. Anyone notice Taurasi didn’t have her hair in a bun, like she usually does?

    Also, a quick check of baseball-reference.com points to the immortal Eddie Soloman as the player who wore #44 for the ’80 Pirates.

  • Mark W | June 2, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    What’s the point of the Tim Graham picture?

    He took an ugly Orioles Tejada jersey (light blue?) and then crudely drew “JONES” on duct tape.

    Is this supposed to be the anti-DIY case? Or just to show that UW will link to anything?

  • Dan Gaz | June 2, 2009 at 3:48 pm |

    CC = crew chief

    as for the misaligned numbers, it could be due to a postural issue (uneven musculature in the shoulders) that would drop one shoulder, which, in turn, drops a shoulder pad. with the crappy uniform material of the early days, this would lead to a shift in the front when worn atop uneven shoulder pads.

  • Ed | June 3, 2009 at 11:18 am |

    Help: I coach a high school baseball team. Our colors are black and vegas gold. Our hats are whit crown, black C with Gold shadow, and a black bill. i am thinking about getting new hats possibly similar to Vanderbilts hats.
    Does anyone have any suggestions as to uniforms? This is my second year and in as much time all players are wearing stirrups with pants at the knees. we currently have a vegas gold mesh jersey with white pants and a majestic black jersey with grey pants.
    Thanks

  • Aj | June 3, 2009 at 8:33 pm |

    Just letting you know that those SEAHAWKS jerseys aren’t what you think they are. It looks like it’s just the textures not being loaded in the game.