What is your “Uni Secret”?

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By Phil Hecken, with Mike Engle

A short while ago, in the comments, a reader mentioned what we’re going to call a “dirty little uni secret.” That is to say, a uniform or jersey that is so bad, so crazy or so ludicrous, that one would almost be embarassed to say one liked it. My apologies to whomever first broached this topic, but said reader identified the 1997-2001 Anaheim Angels as being that team with that uniform which is so bad that it’s good. So bad, that one should be embarassed to admit liking it. So bad, that it’s a ‘guilty pleasure,’ so to speak. My apologies to whomever it was that brought this to the fore, but if you’re reading this today — please claim your “prize” for ‘suggestion of the week.’

A few weeks after reading this, one of the younger members of the UW crew approached me with his own “Uni Confession,” one which I will share with you shortly. That would be Mike Engle. Let’s get to know Mike a bit better before he spills his guts for us all.

Phil Hecken: How old are you, and what do you do during the day?

Mike Engle: I’m 20 years old, full time jazz music major at McGill University (I always keep a link to my MySpace in my name, I play vibraphone and I’m an occasional composer).

PH: How did you find Uni Watch?

ME: I actually found Uni Watch through ESPN.com’s Page 2. In Grade 11 (we’re talking 2005), I had a lot of free time during the school day, so I used to do a lot of ESPN.com “studying.” One way or another, I found Uni Watch, and started following the blog. The rest is history.

PH: What sparked your interest in uniforms?

ME: For me, Uni Watching evolved from exception watching. In fact, my first Uni Watch memory was at age 7, and it was an exception. You know the multiple skinny belt loops the Detroit Tigers wear? Well, in 1996, the KC Royals also had them. I found that interesting. I’m sure I asked my dad why the Tigers and Royals have different belt loops than everybody else, and I’m sure he had no idea and didn’t care.

By the way, my new favorite Uni Watch sub-topic is jersey numbers. I always dreamed of being on a team where I would get my own jersey, made just for me, with a number I chose (as opposed to picking a well-fitting jersey, and being stuck with its number). It’s a real downer for me when players just pick a random number, or the lowest available, or the worst, sticking with a stupid Spring Training number.

PH: Finally, what are your favorite uniforms?

ME: In my opinion, the perfect uniform is instantly recognizable without wordmarks or logos. Given this criterion, I like the whole maroon set the Philadelphia Phillies had (I can’t think of any other MLB team to use maroon, and it’s too bad, because it’s a good color), Terry Bradshaw’s Pittsburgh Steelers set (real tough guys shouldn’t have to wear that stupid italic font, and by the way, the current NOB font looks like the Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego? font), any Seattle SuperSonics jersey with the contrast-color arch across the jersey, and any Montreal Canadiens jersey with the torso stripe. Plus my two main rooting interests, the Yankees and the Jets, currently look really good while they play.

PH: Thanks Mike. Now, lets get into your dirty little secret. Your confession. Come on out of the Uni closet and share it with us.

Mike’s uniform confessions, i.e. “I know I shouldn’t like this uniform, and I know I’ll take some shit for liking it, but screw it, I like this uniform.” Here’s Mike:

I like the mid-90’s St. Louis Blues, with the diagonal stripes. A lot. I know I should dislike it because it has all three primary colors (all three should never look good together) and because of the really funky number font. But did you ever notice the tiny lines are always in groups of five? That’s a musical staff line. It’s genius. And remember, their shoulder patch was a trumpet and their crest was an eighth note. It makes perfect sense. And the slanted numbers … that’s a really ballsy move. It’s as if the designers knew they were going avant-garde, so they went all out and use every quirk to their advantage. The blue-and-copper Washington Capitals and eggplant-and-teal Mighty Ducks also had oblique stripes, but they had regular numbers that cut off the stripes. As if they were too afraid to go with their own design.

And speaking of crazy hemlines, I draw my line at the seasick Islanders. Yuck, no thank you. STRAIGHT lines please. You ever notice how the wavy “lines” with the teal thrown in for no good reason look like Aquafresh toothpaste? That’s a fail. But dear God, I’ll go to the grave asking for leniency on those 1997 Blues uniforms. Gretzky, MacInnis, Corson, Hull, Pronger, Fuhr…those guys had good uniforms.

And that’s my Uni Watch guilty pleasure.

Thank you Michael. But … we’re not quite done here. I asked Mike for a second confession — since we all have at least one: “A second Uni Watch confession? At that rate, I’d probably go with this Pittsburgh Penguins jersey. I LOVE black and gold together like this. Gray is also a nice third color here. Stripes galore, and nice torso stripe, proving you don’t have to be the Habs to do that look.”

“So, what about you Phil?” you must be thinking. “You must have a ‘guilty uniform pleasure’. Well, my therapist said I should never reveal this, but OK. It’s this. Yep, I admit it — the “lightning” yellow of the Oregon Ducks football team. I don’t like any of their other combos, don’t like it when they combine the yellow with another color and I don’t like the yellow lid. But I do like that yellow uni. Wow. That didn’t exactly feel good to get off my chest — my therapist warned against it … but what’re ya gonna do?

Now then, Uni Watchers — what’s YOUR guilty uniform pleasure?

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UW 060609Guess The Game From The Scoreboard: OK. The location of this should be easy. The game itself? Not so much. First clue should be the specific uniform being worn by the home team. It was only worn during two seasons. Once you can narrow that down, the result is (or shouldn’t be) that far behind. I’m looking for the location, date AND game score for 100% credit here. This one should be pretty difficult. Don’t forget to tell us HOW you solved it. Ready? Guess The Game From The Scoreboard

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Twins Jersey Chart Answering my call last week for “Uniform Tracking” we have Jeff B. (be sure to click on his name for a link to his website) who’s been tracking the Minnesota Twins. Here’s his amazingly detailed report (and his decidedly decidedly low-tech tracking method).

The Twins have 5 different jerseys this season, the same number as last year. I thought there were going to be 6, with the addition of the throwback alternate in celebration of the Twins final season in the Metrodome, but, in what seems like a late decision, they dropped their blue road alternate jerseys, which had “Minnesota” across the front, which were first introduced in 1997, the first year of alternate jerseys for the Twins. While the road alt was blue, the notorious red home alternates were also introduced, only to be ridiculed and abandoned after only two games. The current home blue alts, with “Twins” on the front were debuted in 1998.

Perhaps they dropped the blue road alt because I sent them a snarky email suggesting the addition of a red road vest jersey, which would give them a different jersey for each day of the week…

The Twins are wearing two patches this year. One for the final season of the Metrodome, and a second memorial patch for the passing of owner Carl Pohlad. Having had a previous memorial patch for his late wife Eloise, this might very well be the only husband and wife both having had memorial patches on a team’s jerseys.

One thing about the patches that bothers me in the placement. I would have thought the Metrodome patches would have been placed on the sleeves of the jerseys in preparation for the season. When Mr. Pohlad passed away in January, I assumed that his patch would have either been on the right sleeve above the team logo, as the late Calvin Griffith’s “CRG” patch was, or above the Metrodome patch, assuming those would have been on the jerseys already.

Much to my surprise, the “Carl” patch was placed below the Metrodome patch. I find it very odd that the “Carl” blimp was not placed in a more “heavenly” position, floating peacefully in the sky above the dome. But instead, “Carl” finds himself buried underneath the Metrodome in a rather Jimmy Hoffa style. Aside from the “heaven” and “hell” aspect, I just find it visually jarring that the smaller patch is being crushed visually by the weight of the larger patch.

My tracking chart is divided into six columns, one for each of the five jerseys and an additional one to indicate home or road. The reason for that column, which would normally be unnecessary, will become apparent soon. I have tracked if the team has won or lost, and who the starting pitcher was.

The 5 Twins jerseys are their Home Whites, Road Greys, both introduced in 1987, their “Home” Blue Alternates (1998), their Home Vest Alternates (2006), and this year’s new Throwback jerseys, which were said to be the ones the team wore during their first season in the Metrodome in 1982. The problem with that claim is that the jerseys worn in 1982 were pullovers, and this years Throwbacks are button down jerseys, worn only in 1972 before changing to the pullovers.

Through May, the Twins have worn their white jerseys at home 9 times, with a record of 5-4. It took until 7th home game to actually wear them for the first time this season.

The one major quirk with the Twins this year has been the appearance of the Home Blue Alternate on the road. I wonder why they chose to drop the Blue Road Alternate since they have now worn their Home Blue on the road 7 times this year already. Their overall record in the Blue alt is 8-9, 7-3 at home and 1-6 on the road. The Home Vest Alternate has a record of 4-1, while the Road Greys come in at 5-10 through the end of May.

The Throwback Alternates have been worn for all Saturday home games this season with their Alternate Red caps with the blue visors. The only exception to this was Memorial Day Monday, when they also wore the Throwback with the Red Stars & Stripes caps that all teams wore. Their record in the Throwback jerseys is 3-3.

Speaking of caps, the Twins have so far worn their blue “TC” caps at all home games in the White, Blue and Vest jerseys, and their “M” logo road caps for all road games in their Grey and Blue Alt jerseys.

It appears that the starting pitcher has the choice of what they jersey they wear, as Scott Baker has chosen the White jerseys 4 times at home and the Blue once. He has opted for the Blue once and the Grey once each on the road.

Nick Blackburn has gone White 3 times and Blue twice at home and Grey four times and Blue twice on the road.

Francisco Liriano has been made to wear the Retro 3 times and chosen the Vest twice at home, while splitting between the Grey and Blue 3 times each on the road.

Kevin Slowey is the most predictable of the group, chosing the Blue at home 6 times, with one Saturday Retro dictated to him. He’s opted for the Grey all three starts on the road.

Glen Perkins has worn the Vest 3 times, the Retro once and the Blue once at home and both the Blue and the Grey once each on the road.

R. A. Dickey started once in the road Grey and Anthony Swarzak has two starts at home in the Retro once and the White once.

So far the only anomalies for the Twins have been the Throwback jerseys on Memorial Day Monday, the Home Blue jerseys appearing frequently on the road and the Carl patch buried but good under the crushing weight of the Metrodome patch.

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ny americansAnd now, a NOB research project, by UW Historian/Research Architect, Timmy Brulia:

Hello All,

This is Timmy B, the guy who created the “NFL White At Home” database that chronicles what teams have worn their white jerseys at home in the NFL since 1957, and the “Pro Football Uniforms 1933-1958″ database, which describes the uniform designs for each team in the NFL and AAFC from that era.

My next attempt at a database is for all the teams that have worn the player’s name on the backs (NOB’s) of their jerseys in the “Big 4″ sports of football, baseball, basketball and hockey. Specifically, when they started doing it.

Up until 1960, there was only one documented example of a team with the NOB, the defunct New York Americans of the NHL in the 1926-27 season. Then in 1960, the Chicago White Sox began wearing NOB’s on the backs of their away blouses. Later that year, the upstart American Football League featured several teams that wore them at the start of the season. From all indications, by season’s end ALL teams wore NOB’s in the AFL. The Raiders went so far as to feature the players’ FIRST name as well as their last.

When the AFL merged with the NOB-less NFL in 1970, the NFL absorbed the idea and adopted the look for all 26 teams.

The NBA, already with several teams sporting NOB’s, took a shining to the idea and also made NOB’s mandatory starting with the 1971-72 season.

Not wanting to be left behind, the NHL adopted a league wide NOB policy in 1977-78 (with ONE notable exception which we’ll get to later).

Finally the National League, in 1979, mandated that all 12 teams at least have NOB’s on the teams’ road jerseys. To my knowledge, the American League never has adopted an NOB mandate. However, the NL’s rule seems to have been “waived” or not enforced as the Ddogers went NOB-less for several years earlier in the decade.

The purpose of the database is to be an easy to follow guide as to WHEN teams started to wear NOB’s, either before a league-wide edict, or especially in MLB, when there were gaps from exactly when they first started wearing NOB’s, then dropped them, and then added them. So if you’re wondering when – say the Braves – started wearing NOB’s (1963), when did they stop, and when did they resume the NOB’s. So, as an example, the Braves entry might look like this (years may NOT be correct):

Braves: 1963-1964, 1976-current.

or for hockey:
Rangers: 1970-71 thru 1976-77 (home only), 1977-78 to date.

What I am asking of you, the Uniwatch faithful, is for your help. I think I can cover the NFL and the NHL pretty well. However, for the NBA and especially MLB, if you can send me any photo samples with some verification as to when certain teams started and/or stopped wearing NOB’s it would be hugely appreciated and I will make sure to give you props in the database with your particular contribution(s).

To close, as promised, the NHL exception for 1977-78. In 1977, John Zeigler took over as NHL President, succeeding the long tenure (30 years) of Clarence Campbell. One of Zeigler’s first actions was to mandate that all NHL teams get with the program and affix NOB’s on the team sweaters, both home and away. 17 of the 18 teams complied, with no problem. One did not. The Maple Leafs owner, the crusty Harold Ballard, refused to follow the edict. They went half a season before Zeigler finally said to Ballard, put ‘em on or be fined. Finally, Ballard complied, by having blue NOB’s on the away blue sweaters! Zeigler, said, “Not funny” and then was ready to clamp Harold with some fines. At last, some time in late February, Ballard and the Leafs followed orders, but only for the blue jersey, with white letters. However, Ballard said to Zeigler, I will not do it for the home whites as he had an iron-clad clause with the Maple Leaf Gardens program printers NOT to adorn NOB’s on the home jerseys. Zeigler relented but ordered Ballard to comply fully starting with the 1978-79 season, which he did.

Thanks and again any and all help will be appreciated!!

You can reach Timmy by emailing him with any info.

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rpm stirrupLast Call For the RPM Stirrup Club: Got a note from Robert Marshall, the bobble boy. “phil, could you give a last call on the oriole stirrup, and make mention this weekend that i sent out this email to people that contacted me, and that if they didn’t get this email, that they should get in touch with me again? i think everyone is on here, but maybe i missed someone. i will be placing the order tuesday, so get in before then, i will not order extras. and they take tck 2 weeks to manufacture, so you should have them in less then 3 weeks from tuesday.” So, here’s that last call:

1) Cost $11 per stirrup. We will go through paypal, and use his rpmarshall art email address. Mr. Marshall does not intend to profit from this, but he doesn’t want to lose either. One of you sent Robert a payment for $10 (that is fine, don’t send him an extra 1$, you can work it out on the next pair), and those paypal bastards took $.60. but the breakdown is this: $7 for stirrup/$1 shipping from tck/$.50ish per envelope/ $.50ish paypal/$1.75 shipping to you (he just shipped a pair 1st class)=$10.75, which leaves $.25 for Robert’s gas/time/cover overruns, and he thinks that is more then fair. So, if you want 3 pairs, Robert will know by the $33 total. Make sure you give him a shipping address through paypal if you can. Please make this as easy on him as possible.

2) No, you are not obligated to buy every stirrup. They are calling it a “club”, and it would be nice if people were “generally” in, but nobody is in a must buy position. Robert will continue to add to this email list, and you will get emails every time they go for another ‘rup. If you want off the list, tell him, and he will take you off. Sure, you may occasionally get duplicate info, but it is easier for him to just have a general email to all involved, and not respond individually, he does not want to turn this into a job, he just want to get us all the stirrups we want :)

3) Clearly the next three ‘rups are the red sox, cardinals, and a’s, a popular, yet distant third choice. Robert provided this graphic with some other possible upcoming rups, most were suggested, others he just added to round out the image. He says we knock out the mlb’s first, then go from there, but we might mix in a crazy one here or there. Also the opening size will vary, this first pair is a 5″, and Robert has a feeling people will be happy with this size, it shows sani without getting crazy (staying classy), but we will more or less match the opening to the era. Or if 24 people get in, he can order twelve (min) 5″ and twelve 7″, he will make as many people happy as he can.

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Wow…that’s a lot of stuff…so much so that there won’t be any “This and That” for today, but we’ll be back with one for tomorrow.

Everyone have a great Saturday. Don’t forget — tell us your “uni secret,” take a guess at the scoreboard, and give Timmy & Robert a hand. Ok? Ok!

 

208 comments to What is your “Uni Secret”?

  • CVail | June 6, 2009 at 7:30 am |

    This article isn’t exclusively uni-related, but there’s a blurb at the end that is VERY interesting:

    Ben Curtis said he no longer wears NFL-themed clothing, not because Reebok chose to drop him but because the company did not want to sign him to a long-term deal until it determines whether to continue its role as supplier of official NFL game apparel.

    Columbus Dispatch

  • CVail | June 6, 2009 at 7:34 am |

    fixed the link

    Columbus Dispatch

  • Richard Stover | June 6, 2009 at 7:34 am |

    San Diego Padres 2, New York Mets 1 (2)

    Game Played on Friday, July 15, 1994 (N) at Shea Stadium

    1. Mets unis only used 93 & 94
    2. The batter only played in 94
    3. From retrosheet the batter only played vs. SD thrice that year. Only twice at night
    3. Red Sox played Oakland at home the same night (Althought the Sox starting pitcher was not Sele as stated on the scoreboard).
    4. Andy Benes was uniform number 40 for the Padres and he pithced 7/15/94.

  • Scott | June 6, 2009 at 7:59 am |

    San Diego Padres’ 1984 togs, naturally.

    The not-to-subtle tie to Ray Krok-owned Taco Bell. The gold sanis with brown stirrups. Brilliant.

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

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    Houston Astros throughout the 80s, as well. Though, everybody knows those were amazing beyond recognition and can’t be considered a guilty pleasure.

    Kinda liked the Washington Wizards gold/black halfsies the past few seasons. The color was just wrong … but the style was onto something.

    Orlando Thunder: http://www.geocities...

  • Kevin Grimstad | June 6, 2009 at 8:16 am |

    My “Uni Secret” is liking the 1971, green Atlanta Hawks jersey (with sock awesomeness to boot). The uniform colors are so hideous, they’re spectacular. Funky piping and pea green, yum! http://sportsposterw...

  • tommy forrester | June 6, 2009 at 8:41 am |

    i prefer the 80’s jets uni’s to the current/past version.

  • Dave Soline | June 6, 2009 at 8:44 am |

    A tough question to narrow it down on the Uni guilty pleasure. I like all off the double knit era sets especially the Pirates mix n match, Astros sunburst and the Blue Jays odd number powder blue masterpiece. In football I loved the Oiler look and even Tampa Bay with their orange creamsicle look.
    But to narrow it down I choose the White Sox pajama style unis complete with big collar.http://mlb.mlb.com/i... Not sure why but I have always loved this. Given I am a Cubs fan, I should hate these but I am a huge admirer.

  • Dave Soline | June 6, 2009 at 8:45 am |

    [quote comment="333285"]i prefer the 80’s jets uni’s to the current/past version.[/quote]
    I second the motion! I had a helmet alarm clock from Service Merchandise in the old green with Jets wordmark. I loved that set.

  • Adam | June 6, 2009 at 8:55 am |

    My uni secret:

    The current all-black bengals uni. Terrible on every front, but love how it looks.

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

  • Adam | June 6, 2009 at 8:57 am |

    As a side note, when I was searching for the “perfect uni picture” I came across this site titled, “The 7 Worst NFL Uniform Updates.” Interesting read from 2008…

    http://pineride.blog...

  • Fuzzy Dunlop | June 6, 2009 at 9:15 am |

    I also love that Blues uniform. I never understood the hate for it.

    The staff lines, shoulder patch, and number font were all brilliant. My roommate in college owned one, and I was very jealous.

  • Richard Stover | June 6, 2009 at 9:16 am |

    I’m a uni traditionalist – I hate uni change so, Red Sox whites, Yankees, Dodgers, Tigers rank among my favorites.

    MY guilty uniform pleasure(s)?

    1963-65 Kansas City A’s (with the numbers on the undersleeves)

    1969-74 Montreal Expos (the Met-like stripes on the shoulders and sides on the post-74 unis took away from my admiration of the Expos’s unis.)

  • David Murphy | June 6, 2009 at 9:26 am |

    [quote comment="333284"]My “Uni Secret” is liking the 1971, green Atlanta Hawks jersey (with sock awesomeness to boot). The uniform colors are so hideous, they’re spectacular. Funky piping and pea green, yum! http://sportsposterw...

    Agreed! With the socks to match. Interesting that they had an alternate blue uni set as well, way back in the early 70s.

    Also the Braves feather unis. The white/royal lower-case a cap is my cap of choice.

    A third uni-secret is shoes…wearing whites when black shoes are popular, and vice versa.

  • Richard Stover | June 6, 2009 at 9:28 am |

    Forgive me if this has already been posted:

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

  • Donald Wine | June 6, 2009 at 9:34 am |

    My guilty uni pleasures? These soccer kits from the 1994 World Cup:

    http://img.slate.com...

    http://www.theoffsid...

  • HUNTER | June 6, 2009 at 9:41 am |

    I love the Texans ALL RED GET UP

    http://media.photobu...

  • Alan | June 6, 2009 at 9:49 am |

    Guilty uni pleasures? The Mets block letter road jerseys using Yankee style fonts. The San Francisco Giants gray road unis with the interlocking SF logo from the 80s. The Cubs infamous Cuban style road jerseys. I LOVE the Jets Titan throwbacks..they’ve been savaged by a lot of guys but I think they are cool as hell. And my alltime favorite..the Cleveland Indians blood red set. Boog Powell said he looked like a “giant blood clot”

  • JTH | June 6, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    The prize for Suggestion of the Week goes to DaveMac, who posted this comment on 5/18/09.

    Honorable mention to Uni Expert, for mentioning those unis that day to kind of get the ball rolling.

    I mentioned this as among my favorites that day.

    Gorgeous, simply gorgeous.

  • Bernard | June 6, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    Guilty pleasures:

    Current Seahawks w/ white pants:
    http://www.sportslog...

    Current Bills road set:
    http://www.sportslog...

    Wizards alternates:
    http://www.sportslog...

  • Dane | June 6, 2009 at 10:03 am |

    Who thought this was a good idea for an autographed item?

    http://www.costco.co...

    If you look at the url, they can’t even spell “Jordan” correctly.

  • heath | June 6, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    My secret “bad uniform” love is the Seahawks’ uniforms. I actually like the lime green accent color, but I really dig the dark blue uniforms. Yes, they look better when they wear the correct (white) pants, but it’s the only monochromatic uniform that I like.

  • Dane | June 6, 2009 at 10:25 am |

    My “secret” is not so much of a secret, because it’s right there in my UniWatch membership photo: the original Phoenix Coyotes sweaters.

    http://farm2.static....

    Also love the green alternate with the mountains along the bottom.

  • TMD | June 6, 2009 at 10:31 am |

    I’ll give you three.

    The original Coyotes jerseys. Everything was ridiculous, but everything had that unique southwest feel. Like an Albuquerque-style hot dog.

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

    The 2007-08 Chelsea away kit. Electric yellow was a jaw-dropper, but I found it insanely unique. This was a shirt for the sick-minded only. As a bonus, I love the commentary in this link:

    http://mwanamishale....

    The original New England Revolution kit. To this day, I don’t know what’s going on with it, but, it was the first soccer jersey I ever bought.

    http://www.revolutio...

  • Squiddie | June 6, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    My guilty uni pleasure? Probably the pre-Crowe South Sydney Rabbitohs shirts. Green and red hoops with a rabbit logo. They seem to have switched to black accents that sort of ruin it.

    Let’s go with the TV week sponsorship because it looks like the Seen on TV label.

  • Teebz | June 6, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    Wow. I own so many hideous jerseys already, it’s hard to narrow it down.

    I have a Blues diagonal with “Nedved 93″ on the back.

    I have the Fisherman Islanders with “Kasparaitis 11″ on the back, plus all applicable patches.

    I have a Mighty Ducks jersey. Still deciding on who should be on the back.

    But I do love me the Fisherman, and everyone here knows that, so I’m sticking with my favorite jersey of all-time.

  • andrew | June 6, 2009 at 10:44 am |

    love the entry!
    I have to agree with those that have already mentioned the green atlanta hawks jerseys. something about them, just a really great ugly jersey.
    not to be too much of a music snob, but I would argue that the note on the blues jersey crest is actually a sixty-fourth note, not an eighth-note, if you interpret the separations as flags.

  • Tony | June 6, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    Not the absolute worst jersey ever, but I’ve never understood why people didn’t like the gold Saints jersey.

    http://www.saintsmer...

    I’ve always thought it looks good.

    Another one I like that I know isn’t very popular is the black Detroit Lions third jersey.

    http://www.sportslog...

    I just like the way the blue contrasts with the black, even though it is black for blacks sake.

  • DenverGregg | June 6, 2009 at 10:49 am |

    I like the most maligned of baseball uniforms: the Rox (apparently discontinued) purple jersey. It really stands out and, in this day of conformity, is impossible to confuse with another team. But wait, there’s more — the matching lid, which I wear often. I’m not a blind homer, though. I hate the Rox’ assorted vests.

    Yesterday I got a package containing an outstanding bobble head and the cool (if overly red) first set of stirrups.

    The bobblehead is better than I’d even hoped for. I’ll be sending Paul a submission for the main site about it. If you’re on the fence about getting one – get off your duff and do it! I’m also getting in touch with a local sportscaster who’s a bobblehead nut. Yes. TV exposure for Rob’s project. Hope it leads to many orders for a most deserving artist.

    The first pair of stirrups are high quality. Time to get some appropriate sanis to go with. Stirrups I’d like to add to the collection:
    A’s;
    Pirates (yellow base);
    Colt 45s;
    Tigres;
    Pirates (black base) and, maybe (it’s still more red than I like to wear);
    Pale Hose 2.

  • Peter | June 6, 2009 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment="333287"][quote comment="333285"]i prefer the 80’s jets uni’s to the current/past version.[/quote]
    I second the motion! I had a helmet alarm clock from Service Merchandise in the old green with Jets wordmark. I loved that set.[/quote]

    3rd!! I’ve mention this several times and ask why they don’t “throwback” to it?

  • David | June 6, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    I guess this goes against many Uniwatchers – especially Paul – but my guilty secret is the Nuggets rainbow/skyline uniforms. For the life of me, I just can’t understand what people don’t like about it – it’s colorful, it’s bright, it has a way cool font … it’s just a tremendous look, and I have always loved that uniform.

    Now – if I haven’t lost everyone … I’m still trying to find that link to a website that shows and tells how to remove the stitching from the inside of a cap. If anyone could send me the link, or re-post it here, that would be great. Thanks!

  • Peter | June 6, 2009 at 10:54 am |

    for the scoreboard (before I realized someone had solved it)

    I noticed the Marlins & Rockies on the Scoreboard (which makes it post 1993), but then I saw the 125th anniversey patch from 94 on their sleeves…

  • John C. | June 6, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    Admittedly, there are a few designs which I should probably be ashamed to like:

    Mighty Ducks of Anaheim (’95-’06)

    Current Arizona Cardinals

    Boston Bruins yellow alternate

  • Scott Davis | June 6, 2009 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment="333305"]love the entry![/quote]

    I concur. It had something for everyone.

  • sveeen | June 6, 2009 at 10:59 am |

    Guilty pleasure? Rainbow Guts!

    http://rainbowguts.w...

  • Matt Takimoto | June 6, 2009 at 10:59 am |

    First off, since I’m an Oregon student I can’t claim guilty pleasure on the Ducks’ unis, I just flat out like them. My true guilty pleasure uni is the “tequila sunrise” Astros unis.

  • mtjaws | June 6, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    Even though they don’t wear it anymore, I liked the Dolphins orange uniforms. I wouldn’t want it all the time, but it was good as a once-per-year alternate.
    http://www.sun-senti...

    And for a different pick, I also like the Las Vegas Outlaws of the XFL!
    http://www.ssur.org/...

  • nateisfunny | June 6, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    I don’t know if this is universally despised, but I love the current diamondbacks set.
    More than that, though, I love the Eagles 75th anniversary uniform they wore against the Lions.
    http://cache.daylife...

  • Broadway Connie | June 6, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment="333282"]San Diego Padres 2, New York Mets 1 (2)

    Game Played on Friday, July 15, 1994 (N) at Shea Stadium

    1. Mets unis only used 93 & 94
    2. The batter only played in 94
    3. From retrosheet the batter only played vs. SD thrice that year. Only twice at night
    3. Red Sox played Oakland at home the same night (Althought the Sox starting pitcher was not Sele as stated on the scoreboard).
    4. Andy Benes was uniform number 40 for the Padres and he pithced 7/15/94.[/quote]

    Man, that is impressive work!

  • Dan | June 6, 2009 at 11:09 am |

    My guilty Pleasure
    Washington Nationals Red DC Alternate
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Toronto Blue Jays Old Road
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Alt:
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Also I loved the Gray Caps, not a huge fan of the black
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Oakland Athletics Black:
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Seattle Mariners Alt Blue 2001
    http://www.chriscrea...

    I liked these they were very sharp
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Arizona Diamondbacks
    http://www.chriscrea...

    http://www.chriscrea...

    http://www.chriscrea...

    Moving on to Basketball
    Atlanta Hawks Yellow Alt
    http://www.chriscrea...

    raptors home
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Jazz road
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Kings Black Road
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Purple Alt
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Magic Blue Road
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Hornets Yellow Alt
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Nets Silver Alt
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Eagles Solid Green
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Dolphins Orange
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Jaguars All Black
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Teal and Black
    http://www.chriscrea...

    Ravens All Black
    http://www.chriscrea...

    And I love every Oregon football combo and when Kansas breaks out red on the hardwood

  • Mike Miller | June 6, 2009 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment="333294"]My guilty uni pleasures? These soccer kits from the 1994 World Cup:

    http://img.slate.com...

    http://www.theoffsid...

    Yes, maybe the denim blue with the stars was a little over the top, but I loved the red/white stripes. That should be the permanent home jersey.

    I’d say the Devils Christmas tree unis, but a lot of people like those.

    I’ll go with this 80’s Pacer look for basketball.

    http://www.nba.com/m...

    For hockey, that insane Canuck alternate from the late 90s

    http://www.nhlunifor...

    Baseball, I like the Marlins in teal a lot better, thank you.

    http://exhibits.base...

    Football, you know it, you love it, your Orlando Thunder

    http://www.geocities...

  • Bob A | June 6, 2009 at 11:10 am |

    NY Rangers Liberty alt is my guilty uni pleasure. When I first saw one I instantly decided that it would be my first jersey/sweater purchase in many years. And I bought one, a blank backed replica. I loved that fact that the Liberty head was featured, probably because I am a sucker for that landmark, and always have been. The darker blue, silver elements, futuristic font of the ‘NYR’ wordmark, unusual “split” shoulder patch… every part of it was great in my eyes. I didn’t want the Rangers to adopt it full time but I thought it embodied what an ‘alt’ should be, different but still recognizable as a Rangers sweater. I was very surprised to find myself almost alone in my love for it. LOL I’ve never met another Ranger fan that didn’t hate that sweater.

  • Timothy J | June 6, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    Guilty “Uni Secrets” :

    Bucco Bruce and the creamsicle Bucs jerseys.

    The mid 70’s Chicago White Sox navy and white untucked look.

    The Toronto Blue Jays powder blues.

    The powder blues of the San Diego Clippers, circa 1978 or so.

  • mtjaws | June 6, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    I sure hope this scoreboard doesn’t appear someday! We’d probably have only one contestant.
    http://www.mediatink...

  • Paul Richard Cook | June 6, 2009 at 11:17 am |

    I’m a sucker for the old Soviet / now Russian “V” hockey jersey (as covered briefly by Teebz).

    The throwback edition that they wore for the IIHF World Championships in 2008 caused a bit of a stir, as the Russians ended up going with CCCP (correctly), instead of Россия, which is what they were supposed (according to the IIHF mockup) to be using.

  • Lwiedy | June 6, 2009 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment="333291"]
    1969-74 Montreal Expos (the Met-like stripes on the shoulders and sides on the post-74 unis took away from my admiration of the Expos’s unis.)[/quote]

    The Expos unis you like actually made it through 1979.

    I remember “guilty pleasure” came up in comments many moons ago. Then and now it’s the 1996-97 Isles, non-fisherman 25th anniversary specials for me.

  • JeffM | June 6, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    I need some help…I work for a small glove manufacturer named Kelley Athletic and we were told that Matt Daley, RHP for the Rockies, and Jake Fox, OF of the cubs, wear some of our gloves, I was wondering if any Uniwatchers could help find pictures for me

    we also do custom made uniforms and there is a sport on our site where you can create your own uniforms, most of the templates are horrible and way to modern for my taste but hey for some reason they sell

    check it out…

    http://plano.kelleyu...

  • Kyle@IU | June 6, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    Someone already beat me to the gold Wizards jersey, but I thought it was spectacular. It looked like something that was made for that Will Ferrell ABA movie and it was soooo unique.

    I don’t really know if the Capitals’ blue sweater was really hated, but apparently Capitals management disliked it enough to replace it with the black and copper one. I like the color scheme, I like the number font, I like the crazy eagle logo, I like the team name in the stripe, and I like how, if you have your arms at your sides, the stripe is continuous around the sweater. It was the first hockey sweater I had and it’s a reminder of that one trip to the Stanley Cup Finals.

    Just a thought…the ’96-’97 NHL season was one of the more interesting seasons, for better or worse, in NHL uni history. You have the Mighty Ducks, the Bruins’ bear head yellow, the Sabres’ black/red/white buffalo head sweaters, the Islanders’ fisherman, the Rangers’ Liberty alt, the original Coyotes shirt, the angled Blues uni, the Lightning rainstorm sweater, the Canucks’ big fading checkmark alt, and a purple-vs-teal all star game.

  • Dane | June 6, 2009 at 11:26 am |

    Another group has expressed interest in owning a second NHL team in the Toronto area, and they have already created their sweater:

    http://www.theglobea...

  • Kyle@IU | June 6, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    oops, bad link.

    Caps blue

  • Dustin | June 6, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    The best (and worst) part about being my age is that teams weren’t afraid to try things with their uniforms, and there were some huge mistakes, but I love so many of them because I was at my most impressionable at that time.

    I got into hockey in the 93-94 season, right around when the Blues went angle stripes (I have two of those sweaters). I enjoyed the Islanders seasick homes (better with the classic logo by far). I loved this Ducks alternate (and the other versions just as much, but not their famously bad one).

  • mike 2 | June 6, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    Definitely Houston Astros tequila sunrise.

  • Dustin | June 6, 2009 at 11:36 am |

    In football, the WFL was getting kinda big, and they did some experimentation, which then didn’t look too bad to me, but now does.

    What about the M&M Gopher football jersey? Again, something that I might think twice about if I saw it today, but I thought was cool then.

    I am also an own an original Phoenix Coyotes sweater as well. But…this will probably get me shunned for life…I appreciated what MLB did with the TATC setup. Many teams did it poorly, but I really loved the All-Star versions used in the Home Run Derby.

  • Ry Co 40 | June 6, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    ha! i’m wearing “that” penguins jersey as i read this post… lol

    awesome jersey though. i have the authentic koho lemieux jersey. one of my favs!

  • TMD | June 6, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    I never had a real problem with either those original Ducks jerseys (despite them being purple) or with the Canucks jerseys. They did help us to forget about this:

    http://www.sportsecy...

  • TMD | June 6, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    On a related note, this page is a treasure trove of Vancouver Canucks jersey history:

    http://www.sportsecy...

  • Beardface | June 6, 2009 at 11:50 am |

    Frankfurt Galaxy of NFL Europe… I thought their logo was one of the coolest in sports, still do.

  • Lwiedy | June 6, 2009 at 11:55 am |

    There was something it the NOB piece that I’m not quite sure about. If you put a gun to my head, I’d have to say it was 1978 when the NL mandated NOB on the road. It was the first year of NOB for the Cubs (the white pinstripes as well).

    This “mandate” was mentioned in one (or several) NL Green Books. That was the official league media guide published annually.

    As for Timmy’s project, I can contribute that the Royals added NOB on home & road in 1978. As for providing proof, not sure I can show “this is from 1978” but how’s my word? I think Phil can vouch for me on this topic.

    Want more? Ok, the NOB was a vertical arch style from 78 to 1992 with minor letter shape changes in 1987 when Rawlings started making the unis.

  • denvergregg | June 6, 2009 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment="333331"]. . .
    What about the M&M Gopher football jersey? Again, something that I might think twice about if I saw it today, but I thought was cool then.

    I am also an own an original Phoenix Coyotes sweater as well. But…this will probably get me shunned for life…I appreciated what MLB did with the TATC setup. Many teams did it poorly, but I really loved the All-Star versions used in the Home Run Derby.[/quote]
    I sort of liked the similar Iowa jersey (the one with “wings”) and I really liked that ‘yotes jersey – infinitely better than its replacement.

  • LI Phil | June 6, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    just a quick note on timmy brulia’s project…

    i had neglected to add his contact info when i originally posted this entry…i’ve now added it, and you can send any info directly to him

    thanks

  • mmwatkin | June 6, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    Well, since someone else already said it…

    I was able to get the scoreboard date by:

    1. Jim Lindeman only played for the Mets in ’94
    2. Looked up the ’94 Padres roster for #40 (Andy Benes)
    3. Benes only pitched one game at Shea in ’94

    Also, can we have a rule about announcing the date in the comments? I like reading through the blog and comments and then trying to figure out the scoreboard date. It takes the fun out of it when someone gives the answer in the second or third comment. Maybe that is just me, though.

  • Doc | June 6, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment="333309"]I guess this goes against many Uniwatchers – especially Paul – but my guilty secret is the Nuggets rainbow/skyline uniforms. For the life of me, I just can’t understand what people don’t like about it – it’s colorful, it’s bright, it has a way cool font … it’s just a tremendous look, and I have always loved that uniform.

    Now – if I haven’t lost everyone … I’m still trying to find that link to a website that shows and tells how to remove the stitching from the inside of a cap. If anyone could send me the link, or re-post it here, that would be great. Thanks![/quote]

    http://www.bugsandcr...

  • =bg= | June 6, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    Have to be the Astros…WITH the circle on the back.

  • TMD | June 6, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    Going back to yesterday’s nostalgic stadium argument — here are some nice photos from the last game at Tiger Stadium:

    http://www.freep.com...

  • LI Phil | June 6, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote]can we have a rule about announcing the date in the comments? I like reading through the blog and comments and then trying to figure out the scoreboard date. It takes the fun out of it when someone gives the answer in the second or third comment. Maybe that is just me, though.[/quote]

    that’s a fair point–not sure how to handle that

    maybe you guys can suggest to me the best way…

    should we

    1) just leave it as is (in other words, first to solve just posts the answer)

    2) have the first person simply state “Solved It” but not post the answer

    3) NO ONE POST an answer, but email me their guesses, and i’ll announce the “winner” later in the day

    4) something else?

    ————————

    or perhaps the first person to solve the scoreboard could simply put at the top of their post, maybe in bold, a “disclaimer” for anyone reading the comments to skip that one?

    i really don’t know, but i’ll do whatever you guys would like

    lemme know

  • Smail | June 6, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    Mine would probably be the Dallas Stars Mooterus jersey. Maybe it’s because I work in a planetarium, but I’ve always liked the logo.

  • denvergregg | June 6, 2009 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment="333344"][quote]can we have a rule about announcing the date in the comments? I like reading through the blog and comments and then trying to figure out the scoreboard date. It takes the fun out of it when someone gives the answer in the second or third comment. Maybe that is just me, though.[/quote]

    that’s a fair point–not sure how to handle that

    maybe you guys can suggest to me the best way…

    should we

    1) just leave it as is (in other words, first to solve just posts the answer)

    2) have the first person simply state “Solved It” but not post the answer

    3) NO ONE POST an answer, but email me their guesses, and i’ll announce the “winner” later in the day

    4) something else?

    ————————

    or perhaps the first person to solve the scoreboard could simply put at the top of their post, maybe in bold, a “disclaimer” for anyone reading the comments to skip that one?

    i really don’t know, but i’ll do whatever you guys would like

    lemme know[/quote]
    I like options 2 and 3 myself.

  • Giancarlo | June 6, 2009 at 12:17 pm |

    The circa 1980 Canuck ensemble from post #51 is my Uni Secret. Yes, it looks more like upholstery than a uniform, but it’s so evocative of the bold designs of that era, I just love it.

    Also like the audacious old-timey yet modern White Sox uni of the late ’70s. The shorts, though little-worn, were such an great in-your-face kind of gesture.

    Finally, and most embarrassingly, I thought the original Tampa Bay Rays uni with the color-shifting wordmark was not terrible.

  • Tony Miller | June 6, 2009 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment="333346"][quote comment="333344"][quote]can we have a rule about announcing the date in the comments? I like reading through the blog and comments and then trying to figure out the scoreboard date. It takes the fun out of it when someone gives the answer in the second or third comment. Maybe that is just me, though.[/quote]

    that’s a fair point–not sure how to handle that

    maybe you guys can suggest to me the best way…

    should we

    1) just leave it as is (in other words, first to solve just posts the answer)

    2) have the first person simply state “Solved It” but not post the answer

    3) NO ONE POST an answer, but email me their guesses, and i’ll announce the “winner” later in the day

    4) something else?

    ————————

    or perhaps the first person to solve the scoreboard could simply put at the top of their post, maybe in bold, a “disclaimer” for anyone reading the comments to skip that one?

    i really don’t know, but i’ll do whatever you guys would like

    lemme know[/quote]
    I like options 2 and 3 myself.[/quote]
    So do I.

  • cole | June 6, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    Boston Bruins’ smiling bear. I bought one in high school and wore it at least once a week for 3 years. I even wore it for my senior pictures in the yearbook, and at graduation.

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | June 6, 2009 at 12:25 pm |

    When I was a ten year old, I asked for this sweater for Christmas:

    http://www.icejersey...

    I also own and enjoyed the Nashville Predators’ Mustard Sweater:

    http://www.icehockey...

    People don’t realize all the texture that this sweater has. It basically has 2 layers with a yellow/gold mesh covering a solid navy underlayer. The silver on the sweater is a bit reflective and slippery.

    Lastly, I am a big fan of these Montreal Canadiens’ vintage sweaters:

    http://2.bp.blogspot...

    These were banned by GM Bob Gainey after just 1 game. In that game, the Habs lost and they also lost Robert Lang (in photo) to a season-ending Achilles tendon injury. It was sliced by a skate. Guillaume Latendresse also separated his shoulder during this game and missed 6 weeks.

    Ack, 1 more shirt that I like that I shouldn’t:

    http://www.ussoccer....

  • KT | June 6, 2009 at 12:32 pm |

    Uni Secret: 1991 Orlando Thunder, WLAF.

    http://www.geocities...

    I own this jersey. It is so garish, so out there, so…1990s, that I love it. Plus, I went to college with the guy wearing it in the photo and he was a fave of mine.

  • Beardface | June 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    How about, if you’re trying to guess the answer, just color it so it blends into the background… nobody is spoiled unless they want to be spoiled and yet all guesses get posted… Just use this for the code: blah blah

    Will make it look like this:

    Guesses to the scoreboard

    Would probably also help to know the color code of the grey in the background on the comments section…

  • KT | June 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    Oh, there’s one more:

    1996 Tampa Bay Mutiny, MLS. God-awful. But that’s my hometown, that’s my team.

    http://web.mlsnet.co...

  • Beardface | June 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment="333352"]How about, if you’re trying to guess the answer, just color it so it blends into the background… nobody is spoiled unless they want to be spoiled and yet all guesses get posted… Just use this for the code:

    blah blah

    Will make it look like this:

    Guesses to the scoreboard

    Would probably also help to know the color code of the grey in the background on the comments section…[/quote]
    Well that didn’t work… nevermind

  • Brian | June 6, 2009 at 12:39 pm |

    My secret? I love PURPLE in all its forms.

    Rockies, Vikings, Northwestern…You name it, I love it…

  • KT | June 6, 2009 at 12:47 pm |

    Another team going pink: St. Louis Athletica of WPS, who normally wear green, will wear pink tonight:

    http://www.womenspro...

  • Tony Miller | June 6, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment="333352"]How about, if you’re trying to guess the answer, just color it so it blends into the background… nobody is spoiled unless they want to be spoiled and yet all guesses get posted… Just use this for the code:

    blah blah

    Will make it look like this:

    Guesses to the scoreboard

    Would probably also help to know the color code of the grey in the background on the comments section…[/quote]

    I’m not hugely HTML-knowledgeable, but let me try this:
    Guess

  • Skycat | June 6, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment="333309"]I guess this goes against many Uniwatchers – especially Paul – but my guilty secret is the Nuggets rainbow/skyline uniforms. For the life of me, I just can’t understand what people don’t like about it – it’s colorful, it’s bright, it has a way cool font … it’s just a tremendous look, and I have always loved that uniform.

    Now – if I haven’t lost everyone … I’m still trying to find that link to a website that shows and tells how to remove the stitching from the inside of a cap. If anyone could send me the link, or re-post it here, that would be great. Thanks![/quote]
    While I think of myself as a traditionalist, I also enjoy a quirky uniform now and then, such as the Nuggets’ skyline and the Astros’ tequila sunrise — perhaps more as an alternate jersey, though.
    Another guilty pleasure for me is the Golden State Warriors. Just love the boldness of the unique color combination and the way the graphics are incorporated into it.

  • rpm | June 6, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    mike~
    that was a great man, and it makes sense why you would like that horrible blues. if you were on a team, what number would you choose? (could you email that answer to me?) i can’t believe you left that part out of your very honest words. i really enjoyed reading that sir.

    phil~
    do you remember the end credits of the flintsones? you know, after fred is outsmarted by his sabertooth, and pounds on the door? it has been a long day, he just got locked out, and all he wants is to get inside, and he hollars wiiiiiiiilmaaa! but nothing, so he takes matters into his own hands, and jumps through the window on his own accord. home, safe. well a reference to that is my “signature” home run call when i ump games, has been since i was in high school over 20 years ago, it’s my “you can put it on the board”. if it’s a regular home run, i say casually, “open the window wilma, ’cause this baby’s comin’ home”. but if it’s a blast, i holler, as i holla to you now about today’s post…”wiiiiiiiiiiiiilmaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!”

    and thanks for helping me on the stirrups, even if that part of the post wasn’t so interesting.

  • Tony Miller | June 6, 2009 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment="333357"][quote comment="333352"]How about, if you’re trying to guess the answer, just color it so it blends into the background… nobody is spoiled unless they want to be spoiled and yet all guesses get posted… Just use this for the code:

    blah blah

    Will make it look like this:

    Guesses to the scoreboard

    Would probably also help to know the color code of the grey in the background on the comments section…[/quote]

    I’m not hugely HTML-knowledgeable, but let me try this:
    Guess[/quote]

    Oh, now I see that <font> tags aren’t allowed. I was trying to use

    &ltfont color=”#D4D4D4″&gt </font>

    but that obviously didn’t work.

    Any other ideas?

  • Eric Romain | June 6, 2009 at 12:56 pm |

    My guilty pleasure is all the early 90’s NHL expansion clubs original uniforms. They are almost all radical for their time, yet they don’t cross the line of good taste like the late 90’s teams. San Jose, Tampa Bay, Ottawa, Anaheim, and Florida. Okay, maybe the mighty ducks were crossing the line of good taste; I didn’t want it to be my team, but liked the idea that SOMEONE was wearing a purple helmet.

  • Eric Romain | June 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment="333304"]Wow. I own so many hideous jerseys already, it’s hard to narrow it down.

    I have a Blues diagonal with “Nedved 93″ on the back.

    I have the Fisherman Islanders with “Kasparaitis 11″ on the back, plus all applicable patches.

    I have a Mighty Ducks jersey. Still deciding on who should be on the back.

    But I do love me the Fisherman, and everyone here knows that, so I’m sticking with my favorite jersey of all-time.[/quote]

    Teebz, I would put Stu Grimson on the back. Something about an enforcer in purple has always been funny to me.

  • timmy b | June 6, 2009 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment="333337"]There was something it the NOB piece that I’m not quite sure about. If you put a gun to my head, I’d have to say it was 1978 when the NL mandated NOB on the road. It was the first year of NOB for the Cubs (the white pinstripes as well).

    This “mandate” was mentioned in one (or several) NL Green Books. That was the official league media guide published annually.

    As for Timmy’s project, I can contribute that the Royals added NOB on home & road in 1978. As for providing proof, not sure I can show “this is from 1978” but how’s my word? I think Phil can vouch for me on this topic.

    Want more? Ok, the NOB was a vertical arch style from 78 to 1992 with minor letter shape changes in 1987 when Rawlings started making the unis.[/quote]

    EXACTLY the kind of info I’m looking for.

    Thanks, Lwiedy!

    I’m pretty sure the NL NOB on away mandate came in 1979 as that’s when the Buccos first started wearing NOB’s (coinciding with their World Series win).

  • Dave D | June 6, 2009 at 1:04 pm |

    I have a few guilty Uni’s I’d love to own:
    The Vancouver Canucks ‘spaghetti plate’ 3rd jersey from 95-96, which was on a red jersey. The Seattle Sonics ‘earth colour’ jerseys from the late 90’s. The Memphis Mad Dogs (CFL) black jersey. And last but not least, the Calgary Hitmen’s inaugural PINK jersey, as a fitting tribute to my favourite wrestler.

    Yes I said Pink. You got a problem with that?!?!

  • tony | June 6, 2009 at 1:11 pm |

    Im not gonna lie, i like the current Texas Rangers home look with the red hats and the blue jerseys

    http://cdn2.sbnation...

    http://insidecorner....

    http://bleacherrepor...

    I’m not sure why, and I know its stupid, but I do like the look a lot.

  • Lwiedy | June 6, 2009 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment="333359"]
    phil~
    do you remember the end credits of the flintsones? you know, after fred is outsmarted by his sabertooth, and pounds on the door? it has been a long day, he just got locked out, and all he wants is to get inside, and he hollars wiiiiiiiilmaaa! but nothing, so he takes matters into his own hands, and jumps through the window on his own accord. home, safe. [/quote]

    That video is hilarious. I’m not sure the Simpsons have ever had Homer light up, and most of their bits were meant to be parody!

    Not to turn this into a Flintstones discussion but I don’t think Fred ever took matters into his own hands. IIRC on the regular show ending, Fred puts the saber-tooth outside, the CAT jumps through the window and then puts Fred outside where he proceeds to scream & holler to no avail. I could never understand why Fred himself didn’t use the window. I guess Geico was right.

  • phathead | June 6, 2009 at 1:18 pm |

    Figured you fellow Uniwatchers would get a kick out of this

    http://www.easportsw...

  • Bruce Jaynes | June 6, 2009 at 1:19 pm |

    Have always loved these…..
    http://espn.go.com/i...

  • James | June 6, 2009 at 1:19 pm |

    I like anything orange.

    Miami Dolphins: https://www.ecoupons...

    Holland’s soccer jersey:
    http://www.michaelka...

    Not really a guilty pleasure because its awesome, Philadelphia Flyers: http://thefrozenfan....

    And guilty pleasure because I’m a big Phillies Fan, but when the Mets have orange on their jersey or undershirt with their home:
    http://i.cdn.turner....

  • KT | June 6, 2009 at 1:21 pm |

    Oops, the game in STL is tomorrow, not tonight.

  • Teebz | June 6, 2009 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment="333362"]
    Teebz, I would put Stu Grimson on the back. Something about an enforcer in purple has always been funny to me.[/quote]

    Ah… the Grim Reaper. Solid choice.

    I had also bandied about these solid choices: Oleg Tverdovsky, journeyman Mike Sillinger, and the oft-forgotten Stephan Lebeau who was third in scoring on the 1995 team.

  • JVusfl84 | June 6, 2009 at 1:26 pm |

    I can’t classify these as uni-secrets, because I openly claim to anyone that I love the 80s Nuggets jerseys, the rainbow guts Astros and late 70s Pirates color/combo unis.

    I think my guilty little uni-secret, though, is the WLAF’s Raleigh-Durham Skyhawks, especially the away uniform:
    http://www.jimyackel...
    Every time I see them I hear Bing Crosby singing “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas,” but I think red and green work.

    Also, the San Antonio Riders of the same league, and the 70s Padres. Brown works on a uniform (as long as you don’t combine it with orange…)

    Also the 71 Atlanta Hawks, and anyone else who tries to pull off light green.

    Also the early 70s Pirates. The gold cap with black brim is my favorite. I wish they would have kept those instead of wearing the goofy pillbox hats. The whole uniform just seemed to be the right mix of classic and modern.

    And the Steelers throwbacks. Yes, they depict a less-than stellar time in their history and yes the gold helmet doesn’t look as “tough,” but it works.

    Almost forgot the Iowa Barnstormers:
    http://www.oursports...
    Absolute genius. Quirky without going over the top.

    My favorite jersey of all is similar to the 80s Nuggets, so it’s no secret either. It’s going to be on my upcoming membership card, though, so I want to see if anyone can guess it before I say what it is.

    Hmm, all of this from a guy who thinks the 50s NY Football Giants unis are the epitome of class and style…

  • Sam | June 6, 2009 at 1:33 pm |

    The picture of the scoreboard was taken during the second game of a doubleheader on 7/15/1994. The batter that was up would be called on strikes and the Padres would take the nightcap in 14 2-1, splitting the doubleheader with the Mets, who took the first game 7-3.

  • Jeremy Brahm | June 6, 2009 at 1:35 pm |

    Guys this is “Uni secret” for Japan.

    Take a look at this one.

    1993-1994 Shimizu S-Pulse from the J-League.

    http://www.classicfo...

    The first time I saw it on television in Japan, I was trying to understand what I was looking at because it was just so weird.

    Once you could actually see the details, it just hooked me. The map of Asia and the names of places on the map.

    You should check out their other uniforms.
    http://2.bp.blogspot...

    http://www.oleole.co...

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

    http://2.bp.blogspot...

    sadly now, they have no maps on their uniforms.

  • Dan King | June 6, 2009 at 1:35 pm |

    i’d have to go with the seasick islander’s jersey as my guilty pleasure. i could have said the original coyotes sweater, but i’m not ashamed of that one. they were different and thats probably why i like them.

  • JVusfl84 | June 6, 2009 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment="333374"]Guys this is “Uni secret” for Japan.

    Take a look at this one.

    1993-1994 Shimizu S-Pulse from the J-League.

    http://www.classicfo...

    The first time I saw it on television in Japan, I was trying to understand what I was looking at because it was just so weird.

    Once you could actually see the details, it just hooked me. The map of Asia and the names of places on the map.

    You should check out their other uniforms.
    http://2.bp.blogspot...

    http://www.oleole.co...

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

    http://2.bp.blogspot...

    sadly now, they have no maps on their uniforms.[/quote]

    Since confession is good for the soul, I’ll admit I got a little rush when I saw the map unis..

  • TC Lofton | June 6, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    I am a sucker for the Hornets Purple jersey from back in the day. I am ashamed of this.

    http://lowposts.com/...

  • Greenie | June 6, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment="333301"]My “secret” is not so much of a secret, because it’s right there in my UniWatch membership photo: the original Phoenix Coyotes sweaters.

    http://farm2.static....

    Also love the green alternate with the mountains along the bottom.[/quote]

    Completely agree with you Dane. This was the first hockey jersey I ever bought when I was in 7th grade. I loved the use of green when there was hardly any in the NHL (still hardly any).

    http://www.inthecrea...

    -Greenie

  • Brian | June 6, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    Im surprised that only one person has mentioned my guilty pleasure — MLB’s infamous “Turn Ahead the Clock Night.” Yes, the uniforms were ghastly, but there was something about those games that was just fun. Plus, who knew they could tell the future about Tampa Bay’s name?

    http://www.angelfire...

    And while looking for that photo, I found this link with pics of most of the TATC unis.
    http://www.angelfire...

    AND I found this link, which is just wonderful, and I wouldnt be surprised if someone has posted this before.
    http://www.jerseydat...

  • Rob Ullman | June 6, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    I loved the five lines/musical staff detail on those Blues jerseys…always thought that was really clever without being too over the top, like the Bolts’ “Lightning” alts and those crazy Coyotes desert scene monstrosities.

    I must confess to not minding the Pirates red vests…as a Pittsburgh fan, I bleed black and gold, but it’s kinda nice to be ablt to wear a different color from time to time.

  • Bryan Justman | June 6, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    I think if I wasn’t such a huge fan of the club, I’d hate this kit

    But I loved it at first sight and bought one with Lampard’s name on it.

  • Rahul | June 6, 2009 at 2:02 pm |

    My favorite Uni that no one seems to like is the current Seattle Seahawks Home Jersey. I like it so much, the grey seems to change color from blue to slate depending on the weather and the neon green accents are just perfect.

    Also I Love the current Arizona Cardinals’ jersey, the black accents and splotches fit perfectly in the uni and just look marvelous. Don’t forget the new “mean bird” logo!

  • JTH | June 6, 2009 at 2:36 pm |

    Stirrup club question: After the Orioles, is it absolutely necessary to go with the Red Sox and Cardinals in consecutive months? That’s orange and then two red stirrups in a row. Any way we could break up the pattern with some dark-colored hosiery? Maybe go with the A’s in between the two red teams?

    Something black or navy might also be nice.

    Brown, perhaps? My personal preference would be the St. Louis Browns circa 1949 or 1950.

  • Mike Engle | June 6, 2009 at 2:38 pm |

    Hey guys, Mike here. Just checking in, thanks for not roasting me too much on the jerseys. ;-)
    And very interesting to hear everybody else’s confessions. Nice to know that “Athletic Aesthetics” can vary greatly among us, despite our forced universal dislike of purple.

  • James Craven | June 6, 2009 at 2:43 pm |

    LA Sparks – Farmers’ Insurance Group.

    I’m looking forward to that showdown between the LA Famers’ Insurance Groups and the Phoenix LifeLocks.

    /Sarcasm.

  • Sam H | June 6, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    I love the Padres gold aways. They might look odd, but I’ve always thought there were a nice call-back to the old garish yellow aways that they used to wear in the 70s.

    Oh, and the camos are boss. F. the haters.

  • Tim Stoops | June 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment="333282"]San Diego Padres 2, New York Mets 1 (2)

    Game Played on Friday, July 15, 1994 (N) at Shea Stadium

    1. Mets unis only used 93 & 94
    2. The batter only played in 94
    3. From retrosheet the batter only played vs. SD thrice that year. Only twice at night
    3. Red Sox played Oakland at home the same night (Althought the Sox starting pitcher was not Sele as stated on the scoreboard).
    4. Andy Benes was uniform number 40 for the Padres and he pithced 7/15/94.[/quote]
    Nicely done. I got it for a whole bunch of Padres reasons, which I’ll post since they’re different from yours.
    1) That’s Craig Shipley playing third. Recognized him immediately.
    2) 125th Anniversary patch makes this 1994.
    3) Padres started a lot of bench players in this game. Ray McDavid (CF), Brian Johnson (C), Luis Lopez (SS), Billy Bean (21)
    4) Then it just came down to finding a 1994 boxscore at Shea where Brad Ausmus (C), Eddie Williams (1B), Ricky Guiteirrez (SS) and Derek Bell (CF) were all held out of the starting lineup.

  • ChrisSh | June 6, 2009 at 2:55 pm |

    My secret has to be the Tampa Bay Lightning storm jersey. I remember when it debuted (I was 10) and even though I didn’t like hockey, I wanted one so bad. I mean… hell, there’s a storm right there on the jersey. Amazing!

    http://i135.photobuc...

  • Tim | June 6, 2009 at 3:12 pm |

    I have to admit that I love Seattle’s current home unis. I even voted for the blue helmet when they were trying to choose whether to have the dark helmet or a silver one.

    Also, I love the Bronco’s orange alternates and a number of much maligned NHL third jerseys like the Lady Liberty Rangers jersey, the Dallas constellation one and even the Preds mustard yellow one.

  • Yoey Yewin | June 6, 2009 at 3:15 pm |

    More corporate teabaggery from the WNBA — the Los Angeles Sparks and Farmer’s Insurance.

    http://www.bizjourna...

  • Trevor Botting | June 6, 2009 at 3:17 pm |

    dirty little secret?
    the vancouver canucks yellows with the huge black and orange “V”. i loved those things.

  • Teebz | June 6, 2009 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment="333390"]My secret has to be the Tampa Bay Lightning storm jersey. I remember when it debuted (I was 10) and even though I didn’t like hockey, I wanted one so bad. I mean… hell, there’s a storm right there on the jersey. Amazing!

    http://i135.photobuc...

    Google must hate me. Half of the hockey pictures I have come up on their searches.

    Love that jersey as well, Chris. Solid “storm” jersey (take note, Carolina).

  • Puff | June 6, 2009 at 3:46 pm |

    Don’t know why, but I really love the original Marlins jerseys (home and road), original Blue Jackets, original Coyotes, and–dare I say it?–I find the despised Cooperalls so…let’s say interesting that I like ‘em.

    Phew…feels good to get that off my chest.

    Quick question about that last picture: did goalies stick with breezers?

  • Hibbs | June 6, 2009 at 4:02 pm |

    Today’s theme is cute, and I understand that we all have our little quirks. I’ve honestly enjoyed viewing many of the comments. However, I am now of the belief that some of you don’t “get it”.
    I’m sorry. It’s just an opinion.

  • TC Lofton | June 6, 2009 at 4:03 pm |

    To add football to my mix… I don’t know how these were received around the country (Probably nobody remembers them,) but I’ve always loved the Colts road getup from 95-96. Those blue pants were a nice change of pace.

    http://farm2.static....

  • Yoey Yewin | June 6, 2009 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment="333382"]I think if I wasn’t such a huge fan of the club, I’d hate this kit

    But I loved it at first sight and bought one with Lampard’s name on it.[/quote]

  • Neil Paine | June 6, 2009 at 4:09 pm |

    My guilty pleasure is actually the seasick Isles jersey. Even the Gorton’s Fisherman version. I’ve always liked the Islanders’ orange/blue color scheme, but I really liked the way they brightened them and added teal. Shamefully, to me this is a cool jersey:

    http://image24.websh...

    But I agree with the person who says it’s sort of a product of the era in which you grew up — when I was in full hockey mode as a youngster, it coincided with some of the wildest, most off-the-wall designs in the history of sports uniforms. So what traditionalists said were abominations, I thought were cool because I didn’t really know any better at the time.

  • Stuby | June 6, 2009 at 4:15 pm |

    My guilty pleasure is the Giants orange softball unis from the 70s. A team with such a rich uniform history should never have gone that route, but I loved ‘em…white shoes, orange sanis and all.

    http://www.thatsmybo...

  • Baseball Almanac | June 6, 2009 at 4:23 pm |

    white sox

    Baseball Almanac…

  • Kurt | June 6, 2009 at 4:27 pm |

    Anybody watching the ’89 A’s/Blue Jays playoff game on MLB Network?? The Toronto uni’s are absolutely sweet – and I miss Kubek and Costas doing the games even more now…

  • Greenie | June 6, 2009 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment="333378"][quote comment="333301"]My “secret” is not so much of a secret, because it’s right there in my UniWatch membership photo: the original Phoenix Coyotes sweaters.

    http://farm2.static....

    Also love the green alternate with the mountains along the bottom.[/quote]

    Completely agree with you Dane. This was the first hockey jersey I ever bought when I was in 7th grade. I loved the use of green when there was hardly any in the NHL (still hardly any).

    http://www.inthecrea...

    And I promise that if I ever make it to a UniWatch Party, I’ll wear it.

    -Greenie

  • Teebz | June 6, 2009 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment="333396"]Today’s theme is cute, and I understand that we all have our little quirks. I’ve honestly enjoyed viewing many of the comments. However, I am now of the belief that some of you don’t “get it”.
    I’m sorry. It’s just an opinion.[/quote]

    Wanna explain that pre-conceived notion?

  • BurghFan | June 6, 2009 at 4:41 pm |

    Today’s theme is cute, and I understand that we all have our little quirks. I’ve honestly enjoyed viewing many of the comments. However, I am now of the belief that some of you don’t “get it”.
    I’m sorry. It’s just an opinion.

    Aesthetics are funny. You look at something and decide “I like it” or “I dislike it” pretty much immediately. Further study may lead to reasons why something seems good or stupid, but it starts with an intrinsic reaction.

    I don’t feel guilty about what I like, even if it’s something that others don’t (like the Nuggets skyline unis).

  • JVusfl84 | June 6, 2009 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment="333396"]Today’s theme is cute, and I understand that we all have our little quirks. I’ve honestly enjoyed viewing many of the comments. However, I am now of the belief that some of you don’t “get it”.
    I’m sorry. It’s just an opinion.[/quote]

    I’m just venturing a guess, but I think if most of us were to suddenly become the owner of a team, we would not pick our guilty little uni-secrets as our main uniforms. Not that I have one, but it’s kind of like the perky young mistress some guys have on the side while staying with their nice but not-as-flashy wives. In the end, they respect the institution despite their occasional lapses in judgment. In that sense, I think most of us still “get it.”

    Take me – I loved the simple beauty of 50s NFL unis. It worked for a small number of teams, but I wouldn’t want 32 simple conformist clones banging into each other every Sunday. Same with baseball. The Yankees and Tigers look is classic and should never be changed. I wouldn’t say the same for other teams.

    You can only have so many teams in navy blue, black or red. You can only have so many teams with pinstripes on white, with plain gray road unis. Used wisely and in the right hands, color is a good thing. And sure, every now and then, a little garishness can be fun – as long as it doesn’t become the new standard.

  • andyLA | June 6, 2009 at 4:46 pm |

    Its nice to see a lot of Tampanians on here. I gotta say I still think about Bucco Bruce fondly.

    http://imagesource.a...

    they were just goin’ for it. Seeing those Mutiny jerseys, and I have to say I did own those Tampa Bay Lightning 3rd jerseys, which I think are better than their current thirds!

  • JVusfl84 | June 6, 2009 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment="333397"]To add football to my mix… I don’t know how these were received around the country (Probably nobody remembers them,) but I’ve always loved the Colts road getup from 95-96. Those blue pants were a nice change of pace.

    http://farm2.static....

    I kinda liked them, and wouldn’t have minded seeing the pants with the home jersey.

  • saucehut.com | June 6, 2009 at 4:49 pm |

    As obnoxious as those Blues uniforms might be, they were still kind of cool. Those colors shouldn’t have worked together…yet I still like the look. This is not to say I’d want them to wear them in 2009…

  • Jeff P | June 6, 2009 at 4:52 pm |

    [quote comment="333385"]Stirrup club question: After the Orioles, is it absolutely necessary to go with the Red Sox and Cardinals in consecutive months? That’s orange and then two red stirrups in a row. Any way we could break up the pattern with some dark-colored hosiery? Maybe go with the A’s in between the two red teams?

    Something black or navy might also be nice.

    Brown, perhaps? My personal preference would be the St. Louis Browns circa 1949 or 1950.[/quote]
    I would go for a brown pair. And I agree, two similar pairs right after each other doesn’t seem wise.

  • Chuck | June 6, 2009 at 4:52 pm |

    [quote comment="333327"]Another group has expressed interest in owning a second NHL team in the Toronto area, and they have already created their sweater:

    http://www.theglobea...

    here is another pic; http://www.nationalp...

  • Jeff P | June 6, 2009 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment="333394"][quote comment="333390"]My secret has to be the Tampa Bay Lightning storm jersey. I remember when it debuted (I was 10) and even though I didn’t like hockey, I wanted one so bad. I mean… hell, there’s a storm right there on the jersey. Amazing!

    http://i135.photobuc...

    Google must hate me. Half of the hockey pictures I have come up on their searches.

    Love that jersey as well, Chris. Solid “storm” jersey (take note, Carolina).[/quote]

    The Hurricanes may be a little more daring then most teams, but they’re not that daring.

    ….Thankfully.

  • Rjcoy06 | June 6, 2009 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment="333341"][quote comment="333309"]I guess this goes against many Uniwatchers – especially Paul – but my guilty secret is the Nuggets rainbow/skyline uniforms. For the life of me, I just can’t understand what people don’t like about it – it’s colorful, it’s bright, it has a way cool font … it’s just a tremendous look, and I have always loved that uniform.

    Now – if I haven’t lost everyone … I’m still trying to find that link to a website that shows and tells how to remove the stitching from the inside of a cap. If anyone could send me the link, or re-post it here, that would be great. Thanks![/quote]

    http://www.bugsandcr...

    That is crazy that they have a website for this process. I have been doing that surgery to my hats for years and didn’t know that many people knew about it. I got rid of all my wool 5950’s and got the performance material 5950’s cause my wools would shrink too much. After doctoring the new 5950’s they fit great and look so much better and I don’t have to worry about them shrinking. Had a couple of them for over 2 years and they still fit like a glove.

  • Mike Engle | June 6, 2009 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment="333395"]Don’t know why, but I really love the original Marlins jerseys (home and road), original Blue Jackets, original Coyotes, and–dare I say it?–I find the despised Cooperalls so…let’s say interesting that I like ‘em.

    Phew…feels good to get that off my chest.

    Quick question about that last picture: did goalies stick with breezers?[/quote]
    NO.
    Look closely at the picture you posted, and you’ll see Pelle Lindbergh has traditional black breezers over standard Philly orange socks under his pads. It just so happened that the Flyers were the other long john team along with the Whalers.

  • Chuck | June 6, 2009 at 4:59 pm |

    oops! lets try this again http://www.nationalp...

  • Jeff P | June 6, 2009 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment="333413"][quote comment="333341"][quote comment="333309"]I guess this goes against many Uniwatchers – especially Paul – but my guilty secret is the Nuggets rainbow/skyline uniforms. For the life of me, I just can’t understand what people don’t like about it – it’s colorful, it’s bright, it has a way cool font … it’s just a tremendous look, and I have always loved that uniform.

    Now – if I haven’t lost everyone … I’m still trying to find that link to a website that shows and tells how to remove the stitching from the inside of a cap. If anyone could send me the link, or re-post it here, that would be great. Thanks![/quote]

    http://www.bugsandcr...

    That is crazy that they have a website for this process. I have been doing that surgery to my hats for years and didn’t know that many people knew about it. I got rid of all my wool 5950’s and got the performance material 5950’s cause my wools would shrink too much. After doctoring the new 5950’s they fit great and look so much better and I don’t have to worry about them shrinking. Had a couple of them for over 2 years and they still fit like a glove.[/quote]

    That’s the draw for wool ones though. You can shrink them to your head, so they don’t look like you’re wearing a giant pope hat or something.

    Unless you can shrink the crown down on the new ones, which I don’t know if you can, I’m not buying one.

  • Mike Engle | June 6, 2009 at 5:01 pm |

    [quote comment="333414"][quote comment="333395"]Don’t know why, but I really love the original Marlins jerseys (home and road), original Blue Jackets, original Coyotes, and–dare I say it?–I find the despised Cooperalls so…let’s say interesting that I like ‘em.

    Phew…feels good to get that off my chest.

    Quick question about that last picture: did goalies stick with breezers?[/quote]
    NO.
    Look closely at the picture you posted, and you’ll see Pelle Lindbergh has traditional black breezers over standard Philly orange socks under his pads. It just so happened that the Flyers were the other long john team along with the Whalers.[/quote]
    Uh, I mean YES. No Cooperalls for goalies.

  • SQL | June 6, 2009 at 5:14 pm |

    Hey, has anybody seen this Browns Logo before ?

    It’s from a Madden 10 preview on WII.

  • ChrisSh | June 6, 2009 at 5:16 pm |

    [quote comment="333394"][quote comment="333390"]My secret has to be the Tampa Bay Lightning storm jersey. I remember when it debuted (I was 10) and even though I didn’t like hockey, I wanted one so bad. I mean… hell, there’s a storm right there on the jersey. Amazing!

    http://i135.photobuc...

    Google must hate me. Half of the hockey pictures I have come up on their searches.

    Love that jersey as well, Chris. Solid “storm” jersey (take note, Carolina).[/quote]
    Haha, so is that one actually yours then? What’s up with the shamrock patch?

  • Curt | June 6, 2009 at 5:18 pm |

    Padres – 2
    Mets – 1
    (July 15, 1994)
    Second game of double-header at Shea Stadium.

    Jim Lindeman only played one year for the Mets (1994), and they only played the Padres in one series at Shea (7/15-7/17). Home plate umpire is #22, Joe West, who worked the plate that game.

  • Curt | June 6, 2009 at 5:20 pm |

    Only one series at Shea while Lindeman was on the team, that is. He joined the Mets on May 20, after the Mets played their first two-game set against the Padres in April.

  • Nick | June 6, 2009 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment="333391"]I have to admit that I love Seattle’s current home unis. I even voted for the blue helmet when they were trying to choose whether to have the dark helmet or a silver one.

    Also, I love the Bronco’s orange alternates and a number of much maligned NHL third jerseys like the Lady Liberty Rangers jersey, the Dallas constellation one and even the Preds mustard yellow one.[/quote]

    I’ve always been a fan of NHL third jerseys too – no matter the team. The Predators mustard yellow jerseys and the old Coyotes third jersey were my favorites. The Coyotes one might be one of my all-time favorites actually.

    http://nhl.imageg.ne...

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

    But my “Confession” is the Islanders fishermen jerseys. I don’t know why, but I just like them. Not the white one so much, but the blue/teal/whatever color that is one. I just love that jersey. That’s all I’m going to say.

    http://espn.go.com/i...

  • Ryan B | June 6, 2009 at 5:43 pm |

    [quote comment="333419"][quote comment="333394"][quote comment="333390"]My secret has to be the Tampa Bay Lightning storm jersey. I remember when it debuted (I was 10) and even though I didn’t like hockey, I wanted one so bad. I mean… hell, there’s a storm right there on the jersey. Amazing!

    http://i135.photobuc...

    Google must hate me. Half of the hockey pictures I have come up on their searches.

    Love that jersey as well, Chris. Solid “storm” jersey (take note, Carolina).[/quote]
    Haha, so is that one actually yours then? What’s up with the shamrock patch?[/quote]

    John Cullen, isn’t it?

  • Tim Stoops | June 6, 2009 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=\"333320\"]NY Rangers Liberty alt is my guilty uni pleasure. When I first saw one I instantly decided that it would be my first jersey/sweater purchase in many years. And I bought one, a blank backed replica. I loved that fact that the Liberty head was featured, probably because I am a sucker for that landmark, and always have been. The darker blue, silver elements, futuristic font of the \’NYR\’ wordmark, unusual \”split\” shoulder patch… every part of it was great in my eyes. I didn\’t want the Rangers to adopt it full time but I thought it embodied what an \’alt\’ should be, different but still recognizable as a Rangers sweater. I was very surprised to find myself almost alone in my love for it. LOL I\’ve never met another Ranger fan that didn\’t hate that sweater.[/quote]

    I like that one a lot too. I bought one, even though I\’m a huge Canucks fan. I thought I\’d never buy anything Rangers after 1994.

  • Hibbs | June 6, 2009 at 6:10 pm |

    [quote comment="333404"][quote comment="333396"]Today’s theme is cute, and I understand that we all have our little quirks. I’ve honestly enjoyed viewing many of the comments. However, I am now of the belief that some of you don’t “get it”.
    I’m sorry. It’s just an opinion.[/quote]

    Wanna explain that pre-conceived notion?[/quote]

    This notion was conceived by some of the disastrous uni choices of the day. Many of the designs I have read about do not fall under my “it” ( this is getting cliche) umbrella. That’s only my little umbrella. I don’t want to be a dick, but it’s difficult not to be. I do this all of the time with music. Jello Biafra? Gets it. Celine Dion? Doesn’t. I apologize for being offensive in any way, but some of these uniforms represent what’s wrong with society, not just aesthetics.

  • Traxel | June 6, 2009 at 6:13 pm |

    I scanned the comments and didn’t find my guilty pleasure anywhere (could have missed it somethere though). 1979ish Chicago White Sox. It looks like I’m alone on this but they have been my secret passion since they were in active rotation.
    I liked the Black/White shirt pants in any combination. I REALLY liked the fact that they chose not to wear stirrups, but very cool striped socks. Though I love stirrups now, they hurt my feet back then in little league because I pulled them up so high to hide anything but a stripe on the side. The Sox just looked cool. Jersey hanging out, collar, just different. Pushing the edge of uni design when I was a kid and I bit hook line and sinker. Still do. I wanted my mom to make me a jersey back then. She never did. Two things that I didn’t like however, the shorts were bad. I’d never slide with shorts on. And secondly, the collar needed to go all the way around the back. I didn’t like it stopping at the sholders. Anyway, that whole getup rocked. And I’m probably the only one who thinks so!

  • James Craven | June 6, 2009 at 6:28 pm |

    And now corporate douchenozzling has hit horse racing again.

    Under Armour has their logo on the saddlecloths for The Belmont Stakes today.

  • JTH | June 6, 2009 at 6:29 pm |

    [quote comment="333425"][quote comment="333404"][quote comment="333396"]Today’s theme is cute, and I understand that we all have our little quirks. I’ve honestly enjoyed viewing many of the comments. However, I am now of the belief that some of you don’t “get it”.
    I’m sorry. It’s just an opinion.[/quote]

    Wanna explain that pre-conceived notion?[/quote]

    This notion was conceived by some of the disastrous uni choices of the day. Many of the designs I have read about do not fall under my “it” ( this is getting cliche) umbrella. That’s only my little umbrella. I don’t want to be a dick, but it’s difficult not to be. I do this all of the time with music. Jello Biafra? Gets it. Celine Dion? Doesn’t. I apologize for being offensive in any way, but some of these uniforms represent what’s wrong with society, not just aesthetics.[/quote]
    Dude, if every band sounded like the Dead Kennedys, Celine Dion would be turning heads as a nonconformist and a hailed as a welcome change of musical scenery.

  • JTH | June 6, 2009 at 6:31 pm |

    [quote comment="333426"]I scanned the comments and didn’t find my guilty pleasure anywhere (could have missed it somethere though). 1979ish Chicago White Sox. It looks like I’m alone on this but they have been my secret passion since they were in active rotation.
    I liked the Black/White shirt pants in any combination. I REALLY liked the fact that they chose not to wear stirrups, but very cool striped socks. Though I love stirrups now, they hurt my feet back then in little league because I pulled them up so high to hide anything but a stripe on the side. The Sox just looked cool. Jersey hanging out, collar, just different. Pushing the edge of uni design when I was a kid and I bit hook line and sinker. Still do. I wanted my mom to make me a jersey back then. She never did. Two things that I didn’t like however, the shorts were bad. I’d never slide with shorts on. And secondly, the collar needed to go all the way around the back. I didn’t like it stopping at the sholders. Anyway, that whole getup rocked. And I’m probably the only one who thinks so![/quote]
    No, it’s been mentioned at least twice today.

    For the record, I liked those, too. I remember when I was a kid, one of the local sportscasters did a segment on how ugly those unis were and I was absolutely stunned. I thought they were as cool as the other side of the pillow.

    Looking back, if you take the collar off of those jerseys, make ‘em button-ups and give them proper belted baseball pants and you’ve got a kick-ass alternate uni for the Sox — much better than their current black alt.

  • JTH | June 6, 2009 at 6:34 pm |

    [quote comment="333425"][quote comment="333404"][quote comment="333396"]Today’s theme is cute, and I understand that we all have our little quirks. I’ve honestly enjoyed viewing many of the comments. However, I am now of the belief that some of you don’t “get it”.
    I’m sorry. It’s just an opinion.[/quote]

    Wanna explain that pre-conceived notion?[/quote]

    This notion was conceived by some of the disastrous uni choices of the day. Many of the designs I have read about do not fall under my “it” ( this is getting cliche) umbrella. That’s only my little umbrella. I don’t want to be a dick, but it’s difficult not to be. I do this all of the time with music. Jello Biafra? Gets it. Celine Dion? Doesn’t. I apologize for being offensive in any way, but some of these uniforms represent what’s wrong with society, not just aesthetics.[/quote]Fixed:

    Dude, if every band sounded like the Dead Kennedys, Celine Dion would be turning heads as a nonconformist and hailed as a welcome change of musical scenery.

  • James Craven | June 6, 2009 at 6:38 pm |

    [quote comment="333392"]“More corporate tea douchebaggery from the WNBA — the Los Angeles Sparks and Farmer’s Insurance.”

    http://www.bizjourna...

    Corrected. I refer to it as “diuchenozzling” myself.

  • Bob A | June 6, 2009 at 6:39 pm |

    [quote comment="333425"][quote comment="333404"][quote comment="333396"]Today’s theme is cute, and I understand that we all have our little quirks. I’ve honestly enjoyed viewing many of the comments. However, I am now of the belief that some of you don’t “get it”.
    I’m sorry. It’s just an opinion.[/quote]

    Wanna explain that pre-conceived notion?[/quote]

    This notion was conceived by some of the disastrous uni choices of the day. Many of the designs I have read about do not fall under my “it” ( this is getting cliche) umbrella. That’s only my little umbrella. I don’t want to be a dick, but it’s difficult not to be. I do this all of the time with music. Jello Biafra? Gets it. Celine Dion? Doesn’t. I apologize for being offensive in any way, but some of these uniforms represent what’s wrong with society, not just aesthetics.[/quote]

    “but some of these uniforms represent what’s wrong with society”

    Are you serious? It’s a blog. It’s just a blog. Read it for fun. Someone had a love for a crappy uni…. it’s not the end of the world as we know it.

  • Mike Engle | June 6, 2009 at 6:43 pm |

    [quote comment="333392"]More corporate teabaggery from the WNBA — the Los Angeles Sparks and Farmer’s Insurance.

    http://www.bizjourna...
    Picture or it didn’t happen!
    Oh crud…

  • timmy b | June 6, 2009 at 6:51 pm |

    my guilty pleasure is with ANY baseball team since WWII that has worn a cap where the log/monogram is darker than the main cap color.

    Such as: 1957-1966 Reds and Reds home caps from 1993-1998, Pirates middle 1970-1975, Bucs yellows 1977-1984, Browns war years thru 1951, Athletics coaches caps 1967-1970’s or so, etc.

    You call ‘em “ice cream caps”. I call ‘em masterpieces.

  • Traxel | June 6, 2009 at 6:57 pm |

    [quote comment="333429"][quote comment="333426"]I scanned the comments and didn’t find my guilty pleasure anywhere (could have missed it somethere though). 1979ish Chicago White Sox. It looks like I’m alone on this but they have been my secret passion since they were in active rotation.
    I liked the Black/White shirt pants in any combination. I REALLY liked the fact that they chose not to wear stirrups, but very cool striped socks. Though I love stirrups now, they hurt my feet back then in little league because I pulled them up so high to hide anything but a stripe on the side. The Sox just looked cool. Jersey hanging out, collar, just different. Pushing the edge of uni design when I was a kid and I bit hook line and sinker. Still do. I wanted my mom to make me a jersey back then. She never did. Two things that I didn’t like however, the shorts were bad. I’d never slide with shorts on. And secondly, the collar needed to go all the way around the back. I didn’t like it stopping at the sholders. Anyway, that whole getup rocked. And I’m probably the only one who thinks so![/quote]
    No, it’s been mentioned at least twice today.

    For the record, I liked those, too. I remember when I was a kid, one of the local sportscasters did a segment on how ugly those unis were and I was absolutely stunned. I thought they were as cool as the other side of the pillow.

    Looking back, if you take the collar off of those jerseys, make ‘em button-ups and give them proper belted baseball pants and you’ve got a kick-ass alternate uni for the Sox — much better than their current black alt.[/quote]
    It would be a nice alt, better than just switching the background color to black. Agreed.

    This subject is about my favorite! Uni disasters so bad they are good are my favorites of all time. I don’t rate the mid-90’s Blues as in that catagory though. They are just bad. Had they ever worn the screen printed triple trumpet jersey that would have qualified. Morton’s Fisherman is definately a great bomb of a design. Pirates Red Vest, awsome. Vikings/Broncos in football, just plain bad. TAKE THEM AWAY IMMEDIATELY! WFL’s So Cal Sun pink jerseys, BRING THEM BACK!

  • Hibbs | June 6, 2009 at 7:00 pm |

    [quote comment="333430"][quote comment="333425"][quote comment="333404"][quote comment="333396"]Today’s theme is cute, and I understand that we all have our little quirks. I’ve honestly enjoyed viewing many of the comments. However, I am now of the belief that some of you don’t “get it”.
    I’m sorry. It’s just an opinion.[/quote]

    Wanna explain that pre-conceived notion?[/quote]

    This notion was conceived by some of the disastrous uni choices of the day. Many of the designs I have read about do not fall under my “it” ( this is getting cliche) umbrella. That’s only my little umbrella. I don’t want to be a dick, but it’s difficult not to be. I do this all of the time with music. Jello Biafra? Gets it. Celine Dion? Doesn’t. I apologize for being offensive in any way, but some of these uniforms represent what’s wrong with society, not just aesthetics.[/quote]Fixed:

    Dude, if every band sounded like the Dead Kennedys, Celine Dion would be turning heads as a nonconformist and hailed as a welcome change of musical scenery.[/quote]

    Nor would I want everyone to sound like the Dead Kennedy’s. The world needs Celine. I know that.

  • Hibbs | June 6, 2009 at 7:01 pm |

    [quote comment="333432"][quote comment="333425"][quote comment="333404"][quote comment="333396"]Today’s theme is cute, and I understand that we all have our little quirks. I’ve honestly enjoyed viewing many of the comments. However, I am now of the belief that some of you don’t “get it”.
    I’m sorry. It’s just an opinion.[/quote]

    Wanna explain that pre-conceived notion?[/quote]

    This notion was conceived by some of the disastrous uni choices of the day. Many of the designs I have read about do not fall under my “it” ( this is getting cliche) umbrella. That’s only my little umbrella. I don’t want to be a dick, but it’s difficult not to be. I do this all of the time with music. Jello Biafra? Gets it. Celine Dion? Doesn’t. I apologize for being offensive in any way, but some of these uniforms represent what’s wrong with society, not just aesthetics.[/quote]

    “but some of these uniforms represent what’s wrong with society”

    Are you serious? It’s a blog. It’s just a blog. Read it for fun. Someone had a love for a crappy uni…. it’s not the end of the world as we know it.[/quote]

    You are the wind beneath my wings.

  • ChrisSh | June 6, 2009 at 7:05 pm |

    [quote comment="333425"][quote comment="333404"][quote comment="333396"]Today’s theme is cute, and I understand that we all have our little quirks. I’ve honestly enjoyed viewing many of the comments. However, I am now of the belief that some of you don’t “get it”.
    I’m sorry. It’s just an opinion.[/quote]

    Wanna explain that pre-conceived notion?[/quote]

    This notion was conceived by some of the disastrous uni choices of the day. Many of the designs I have read about do not fall under my “it” ( this is getting cliche) umbrella. That’s only my little umbrella. I don’t want to be a dick, but it’s difficult not to be. I do this all of the time with music. Jello Biafra? Gets it. Celine Dion? Doesn’t. I apologize for being offensive in any way, but some of these uniforms represent what’s wrong with society, not just aesthetics.[/quote]

    Your post comes off as less dickish and more sad. Actually… really sad. We’re just trying to have some fun man…

  • =bg= | June 6, 2009 at 7:18 pm |

    [quote comment="333366"][quote comment="333359"]
    phil~
    do you remember the end credits of the flintsones? you know, after fred is outsmarted by his sabertooth, and pounds on the door? it has been a long day, he just got locked out, and all he wants is to get inside, and he hollars wiiiiiiiilmaaa! but nothing, so he takes matters into his own hands, and jumps through the window on his own accord. home, safe. [/quote]

    That video is hilarious. I’m not sure the Simpsons have ever had Homer light up, and most of their bits were meant to be parody!

    Not to turn this into a Flintstones discussion but I don’t think Fred ever took matters into his own hands. IIRC on the regular show ending, Fred puts the saber-tooth outside, the CAT jumps through the window and then puts Fred outside where he proceeds to scream & holler to no avail. I could never understand why Fred himself didn’t use the window. I guess Geico was right.[/quote]

    Well, if you want to bring up the Flintstones (I do a dead-on Barney Rubble btw)-How can Fred power that car with his feet? How? And brake with them, too. No way. Can’t be done. My childhood is a lie.

  • =bg= | June 6, 2009 at 7:18 pm |

    [quote comment="333400"]My guilty pleasure is the Giants orange softball unis from the 70s. A team with such a rich uniform history should never have gone that route, but I loved ‘em…white shoes, orange sanis and all.

    http://www.thatsmybo...

    Yeah I would agree with this one too.

  • =bg= | June 6, 2009 at 7:22 pm |

    Ah and I like the Dave Winfield Padres one in this slideshow, too. And will you look at the all-red Indians. What were they thinking.

    http://www.life.com/...

  • Hibbs | June 6, 2009 at 7:24 pm |

    [quote comment="333438"][quote comment="333425"][quote comment="333404"][quote comment="333396"]Today’s theme is cute, and I understand that we all have our little quirks. I’ve honestly enjoyed viewing many of the comments. However, I am now of the belief that some of you don’t “get it”.
    I’m sorry. It’s just an opinion.[/quote]

    Wanna explain that pre-conceived notion?[/quote]

    This notion was conceived by some of the disastrous uni choices of the day. Many of the designs I have read about do not fall under my “it” ( this is getting cliche) umbrella. That’s only my little umbrella. I don’t want to be a dick, but it’s difficult not to be. I do this all of the time with music. Jello Biafra? Gets it. Celine Dion? Doesn’t. I apologize for being offensive in any way, but some of these uniforms represent what’s wrong with society, not just aesthetics.[/quote]

    Your post comes off as less dickish and more sad. Actually… really sad. We’re just trying to have some fun man…[/quote]

    Don’t feel sad for me.
    Look. My first comment was mean spirited. I do feel kind of bad about that. When you are passionate about something, you can say and do things you regret. I do regret passing such judgment.

    Am I going to get banned? I am a very nice person.

  • Cort | June 6, 2009 at 7:37 pm |

    I got the answer too, but came at it by first identifying the Mets uniform via the “Dressed to the Nines” website, then using the Ultimate Mets Database and the Mets By The Numbers database to match the scoreboard lineups, the linescore, and the starting pitcher by number (which was kind of tough, because the scoreboard image in a little grainy. It took about 20 minutes, 20 more minutes of evidence that I am a strange, obsessive little nebbish.

  • JD | June 6, 2009 at 7:52 pm |

    The Mariners’ turn ahead the clock uni’s…oh, and the Mets’ home black alt’s.

    Sorry guys…sigh.

  • Dan King | June 6, 2009 at 8:10 pm |

    [quote comment="333418"]Hey, has anybody seen this Browns Logo before ?

    It’s from a Madden 10 preview on WII.[/quote]

    yes, see it quite a bit in cleveland, but nowhere else. i think they just chose that instead of the helmet logo.

    [quote comment="333367"]Figured you fellow Uniwatchers would get a kick out of this

    http://www.easportsw...
    yeah, i feel kind of loser-ish in saying this, but since today is the day for talking about such things and even though its late in the day, i’ve spent about 6 hours on that thing and have made 3 uniforms, 1 for uniwatch, 1 for Arsenal, and 1 for Sigma Nu. if you guys want you can search for them on that website.

  • Mike | June 6, 2009 at 8:15 pm |

    I truly like the current red 76ers jersey. anything with “Phila” across the chest is nice to see as a Philadelphia phan

  • Bob A | June 6, 2009 at 8:19 pm |

    [quote comment="333437"]

    You are the wind beneath my wings.[/quote]

    happy to help

  • Mike | June 6, 2009 at 8:20 pm |

    [quote comment="333447"]I truly like the current red 76ers jersey. anything with “Phila” across the chest is nice to see as a Philadelphia phan[/quote]

    forgot link:
    http://www.chriscrea...

  • Patrick in MI | June 6, 2009 at 8:20 pm |

    I always thought those Blues jerseys with the slanted numbers was in reference to Gretzky and his half-tucked jersey. Can anyone else verify this or is it just an urban legend of sorts?

    Gulity pleasure would be the Vancouver Canucks black jerseys…yeah those ones! Also, the Dallas Stars “star” jerseys
    http://www.taitlifto...
    I always thought they should have been called the Lonestars when they moved to Dallas. And even though I am a Red Wings diehard, I always thought the Avalanche jersey was great and is one of my favorite logos
    http://www.thesporti...

  • rpm | June 6, 2009 at 8:44 pm |

    [quote comment="333441"]Ah and I like the Dave Winfield Padres one in this slideshow, too. And will you look at the all-red Indians. What were they thinking.

    http://www.life.com/...
    have to agree with you on the giants. and what is with that slide show? essentially colour=bad? netz to that noise.

  • Nick J. | June 6, 2009 at 8:52 pm |

    I love the old Phoenix Coyotes unis, particularly the white. I even have an old Roenick jersey that I still wear occasionally.

  • PuckyTheWhale | June 6, 2009 at 8:58 pm |

    My “Uni Secret” guilty pleasures:

    1) Any uniform with teal in it. My true feeling towards teal is it’s absolutely hideous (looking at it too long actually makes me nauseous), but since it was so huge in the early-to-mid 90’s and out of style now, I pretend to like it, for the sake of irony. I actually wrote a song about the color teal, and the lyrics include a couple references to sports teams. Does anybody know the official number of teams who have worn teal at some point in their history? I’m sure it peaked around 1995 when a few expansion teams came out with teal as one of their colors. Some teams who never had teal in their uniforms adopted it around this time too. Since then, teal has been abandoned by many teams (the Mighty Ducks dropped it in 2006), but the Florida Marlins and Jacksonville Jaguars haven’t. The Jaguars fans embrace it, even giving Alltel Stadium the nickname “All-teal” Stadium.

    2) The Santo Domingo Flamingos high school football uniforms from the early 90’s FOX tv show Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. I remember watching this show when I was a kid, and I remember liking how the football uniforms looked. Pink was a featured color in these uni’s, appropriate due to the team’s mascot. The flamingo logo on the helmet and jersey sleeves, the jersey numbers, and the team NOB were all pink. As a straight male, I shouldn’t like pink on a football uniform–especially when the word “flamingo” is only one letter away from the word “flaming”–but since the flamingo is the team’s mascot and flamingos are pink, it’s cool that the fictional school would adopt it as a color for their football team even though it isn’t a “tough” color. Plus, the pink numbers really pop on the royal blue jerseys (it’s a great color combo), and I like how flamingo rhymes with Domingo; it has a nice ring to it. Also, the Flamingos are the only mens football team, albeit fictional, I’ve ever seen that had pink in their uniforms (besides the Seattle Seahawks in Tecmo Bowl for Nintendo, but that was an error by the video game designers, so that doesn’t count), so the uniqueness makes them even cooler. The only thing I found on the internet that shows what the Flamingos uniforms look like is this HILARIOUS video clip that was dubbed over in German!:

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

    3) The Southern California Sun of the World Football League (WFL). I wasn’t alive in the 70’s, so I didn’t see their uni’s in person or on tv, but from the photos I’ve seen on the internet, GOD DAMN are these things puke-tacular. Seriously, fuchsia jerseys with orange pants?!?!? Despite making me want to vomit, I kinda like them for some reason, I guess because A) it’s such an odd color combination for a football team and B) it looks VERY 70’s, and I’m a sucker for gaudy 70’s sports uniforms. Here’s a pic of a Sun player donning the uni:

    http://www.helmethut...

    4) Mid-90’s World League (known as the WLAF/World League of American Football in the early 90’s and NFL Europe/NFL Europa in later years) jerseys that had GIANT team logos on the front of the jersey, where normally football jerseys would have large numbers. I guess the World League was trying to make the jerseys look more like European soccer jerseys, to make them appealing to soccer fans. But because of the giant logo on the front, the player’s number was decreased in size and put off to one side towards the top of the chest. I don’t think having small front numbers is very smart, ’cause in football, being able to see the number of a player from a far distance is important for coaches, quarterbacks, referees, and fans at the game. Coaches so they can quickly identify who a player is, quarterbacks so they don’t throw to ineligible receivers, referees so they know which players are ineligible receivers, and fans so they know which player they are looking at. Plus, the large graphics on the front of the jersey, acting as a “background,” sometimes interfered with the legibility of the numbers. Despite knowing that having really small front numbers on a football jersey, especially when there’s a big graphic behind them, is pretty dumb and probably hinders the game, I think they look interesting and are a unique part of football uniform history. Here’s a few examples of World League mid-90’s jersies:

    Frankfurt Galaxy:
    http://worldleagueof...

    London Monarchs:
    http://worldleagueof...

    Scottish Claymores:
    http://worldleagueof...

    Barcelona Dragons:
    http://worldleagueof...

    Amsterdam Admirals (doesn’t have a number on the front, but I’m showing it anyway, ’cause seriously, how fugly is this thing?! I LOVE IT!!!!):
    http://worldleagueof...

    The CFL’s Memphis Mad Dogs also sported the giant-logo-on-front-with-small-numbers-off-to-the-side look. Here’s a couple views, the first a mockup of the uni, and the second a photo of an actual Mad Dog player during a game:

    http://allvols.virtu...

    http://lh3.ggpht.com...

    And last but not least, the NFL’s Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Arizona Cardinals donned the small-numbers-off-to-the-side-towards-the-top look on their 1994 NFL 75th Anniversary throwback jersies. The Bears and Steelers had them because of their throwback’s vertical stripes. However, the Cards didn’t have vertical stripes on their dark red throwbacks, but since these jerseys represented a Cardinal historical jersey that didn’t have numbers on the front, and not having any numbers on the front of a football jersey would be completely retarded, the Cards compromised by adding miniature front numbers to their throwbacks. Here are some pics of each jersey:

    Chicago Bears 1994 throwback:
    http://i21.photobuck...

    Pittsburgh Steelers 1994 throwback:
    http://www.geocities...

    Arizona Cardinals 1994 throwback (not the best view of the front of the jersey, but you get the idea):
    http://www.geocities...

    I should also mention the movie Any Given Sunday, where the fictitious Dallas Knights football team has a giant graphic on the front of their game jerseys, but absolutely no numbers on the front. NONE. This is completely stupid and unrealistic for a football movie that takes place in the modern era. I do think the Knights jerseys look pretty cool, but the missing front numbers ruin them for me. When I watched the movie, I couldn’t get the missing numbers out of my head, and it distracted me from paying attention to what was happening in the film. Here’s a pic of a Dallas Knights jersey:

    http://3.bp.blogspot...

    5) Uniforms with rainbows. The Denver Nuggets old rainbow skyline logo and uniforms are one of my faves. It has an Atari “Super Breakout” look to it, which makes the logo even better in my eyes, ’cause “Breakout” was one of my favorite Atari games. However, rainbows carry gay connotations, and because of that, I feel guilty for liking the old Nuggets logo.

    It’s too bad the gay community hijacked the rainbow as their pride symbol. That’s the reason why the Hawaii football team went from the nickname Rainbow Warriors to just Warriors. Did you know after this change, the other various Hawaii sports teams were each given a choice as to what nickname they wanted? This lead to many of the school’s teams having different nicknames. You can read about it here:
    http://en.wikipedia....

    Anyway, back to the football team. I always liked the Rainbow Warriors nickname. I think it rolls off the tongue nicely and has a nice ring to it. Plus, it gave the team potential to incorporate the visible spectrum into their uniforms, which I think woulda looked really awesome. Can you imagine a football helmet that was entirely covered in a rainbow pattern, starting with red on one side and ending with violet on the other side? Yeah, most people nowadays would say, “Wow, that looks extremely gay,” but before rainbows were associated with homosexuality, it woulda looked pretty damn cool.

    6) Pants-per-position WFL game. I feel guilty for liking these uniforms ’cause the game honestly looked like God barfed on a football field. Nobody’s uniforms matched, the pants had ugly 70’s colors with crazy clashing stripes, and I’m sure it musta been a nightmare for fans to watch, coaches to coach, and referees to ref, even though the experiment was intended to make things visually easier. More like, visually queasier!

    7) These aren’t uniforms, but rare football moments that I feel kinda guilty for wanting to see more of: the “swinging gate” football formation and laterals. I feel guilty about liking them because I know they are risky, hardly ever work, and usually don’t result in a positive gain. But they look cool and add excitement to the game, and I guess the rarity of them makes them more interesting in my eyes too. Now if we can only get more people besides Doug Flutie to do a dropkick…

    Here’s a link that explains the “swinging gate,” in case you aren’t familiar:
    http://en.wikipedia....(American_football)

    On the flip side of guilty sports uniform pleasures, here are uniforms that a lot of people find ugly, but I personally don’t feel guilty about liking: Broncos vertical striped socks, Orlando Thunder home jerseys, Zubaz arena football uni’s, Bucs pumpkin orange era uniforms, Eagles ’07 Frankford Yellowjackets throwbacks, MLB future uniforms (liked Diamondbacks wraparound-snake jersey, but absolutely HATED the Mercury Mets disgusting getup).

  • Nick J. | June 6, 2009 at 8:58 pm |

    Oh yeah, almost forgot:

    The current Seattle Sounders FC kits. I LOVE the green, and I can’t explain it.

  • TMD | June 6, 2009 at 9:14 pm |

    [quote comment="333450"]I always thought those Blues jerseys with the slanted numbers was in reference to Gretzky and his half-tucked jersey. Can anyone else verify this or is it just an urban legend of sorts?

    Gulity pleasure would be the Vancouver Canucks black jerseys…yeah those ones! Also, the Dallas Stars “star” jerseys
    http://www.taitlifto...
    I always thought they should have been called the Lonestars when they moved to Dallas. And even though I am a Red Wings diehard, I always thought the Avalanche jersey was great and is one of my favorite logos
    http://www.thesporti...

    Even as a Wings fan, I understand both those picks (my dirtiest secret, I own a Colorado jersey with #22 on it. SHHHH!) My only problem with that Dallas jersey was that it clashed horribly with the rest of the uniform. They needed to bring things together better.

  • Jon in SLC | June 6, 2009 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment="333283"]San Diego Padres’ 1984 togs, naturally.

    The not-to-subtle tie to Ray Krok-owned Taco Bell. The gold sanis with brown stirrups. Brilliant.

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    Houston Astros throughout the 80s, as well. Though, everybody knows those were amazing beyond recognition and can’t be considered a guilty pleasure.

    Kinda liked the Washington Wizards gold/black halfsies the past few seasons. The color was just wrong … but the style was onto something.

    Orlando Thunder: http://www.geocities...

    I agree, the ’84 Pad’s, the Tequila Sunrise ‘Stros and I’d throw in the Tampa Creamsicles too! In hockey I’d say the

  • Jon in SLC | June 6, 2009 at 9:17 pm |

    DAMN! Lost part of it.

    In hockey Id say the Canucks.

    http://www.hockeyfor...

  • =bg= | June 6, 2009 at 9:24 pm |

    On the eve of the Mens Final in Paris….wanna see the single ugliest tennis shoe in history? Can you take it?

    Are you…sure?
    (scroll down)

    Last chance to back out with honor.
    (scroll down)

    Ta da!
    http://www.tennis-wa...

  • Matt | June 6, 2009 at 9:52 pm |

    For starters, this is my first post.

    I would say that my favorite “bad” uniform would have to be the Cubs pin-stripped powder blues from the seventy’s.
    Coming in at a close second place would be the home set that went along with Cleveland’s blood red unis.
    And in third place…the infamous Chicago White Sox shorts uni set. How awesome is that?

    Also, I don’t know if anyone hates these or not, but I love the Detroit Lions in their Thanksgiving uniforms.

  • Richard Stover | June 6, 2009 at 10:02 pm |

    [quote comment="333324"][quote comment="333291"]
    1969-74 Montreal Expos (the Met-like stripes on the shoulders and sides on the post-74 unis took away from my admiration of the Expos’s unis.)[/quote]

    The Expos unis you like actually made it through 1979.

    I remember “guilty pleasure” came up in comments many moons ago. Then and now it’s the 1996-97 Isles, non-fisherman 25th anniversary specials for me.[/quote]

    Right you are – through 1979. Someone, besides me must of liked them. Although, Life Magazine rated the 1980-91 unis among “Baseball’s ugliest”

    http://www.life.com/...

  • Patrick in MI | June 6, 2009 at 10:31 pm |

    [quote comment="333453"]
    2) The Santo Domingo Flamingos high school football uniforms from the early 90’s FOX tv show Parker Lewis Can’t Lose. I remember watching this show when I was a kid, and I remember liking how the football uniforms looked. Pink was a featured color in these uni’s, appropriate due to the team’s mascot. The flamingo logo on the helmet and jersey sleeves, the jersey numbers, and the team NOB were all pink. As a straight male, I shouldn’t like pink on a football uniform–especially when the word “flamingo” is only one letter away from the word “flaming”–but since the flamingo is the team’s mascot and flamingos are pink, it’s cool that the fictional school would adopt it as a color for their football team even though it isn’t a “tough” color. Plus, the pink numbers really pop on the royal blue jerseys (it’s a great color combo), and I like how flamingo rhymes with Domingo; it has a nice ring to it. Also, the Flamingos are the only mens football team, albeit fictional, I’ve ever seen that had pink in their uniforms (besides the Seattle Seahawks in Tecmo Bowl for Nintendo, but that was an error by the video game designers, so that doesn’t count), so the uniqueness makes them even cooler. The only thing I found on the internet that shows what the Flamingos uniforms look like is this HILARIOUS video clip that was dubbed over in German!:

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

    5) Uniforms with rainbows. The Denver Nuggets old rainbow skyline logo and uniforms are one of my faves. It has an Atari “Super Breakout” look to it, which makes the logo even better in my eyes, ’cause “Breakout” was one of my favorite Atari games. However, rainbows carry gay connotations, and because of that, I feel guilty for liking the old Nuggets logo.

    It’s too bad the gay community hijacked the rainbow as their pride symbol. That’s the reason why the Hawaii football team went from the nickname Rainbow Warriors to just Warriors. Did you know after this change, the other various Hawaii sports teams were each given a choice as to what nickname they wanted? This lead to many of the school’s teams having different nicknames. You can read about it here:
    http://en.wikipedia....

    Anyway, back to the football team. I always liked the Rainbow Warriors nickname. I think it rolls off the tongue nicely and has a nice ring to it. Plus, it gave the team potential to incorporate the visible spectrum into their uniforms, which I think woulda looked really awesome. Can you imagine a football helmet that was entirely covered in a rainbow pattern, starting with red on one side and ending with violet on the other side? Yeah, most people nowadays would say, “Wow, that looks extremely gay,” but before rainbows were associated with homosexuality, it woulda looked pretty damn cool.

    [/quote]

    Wow, homophobic much? Anyway, can you give us a link to the Eagles/Frankford Yellowjackets throwback? Sounds interesting!

  • Mike Engle | June 6, 2009 at 10:33 pm |

    [quote comment="333450"]I always thought those Blues jerseys with the slanted numbers was in reference to Gretzky and his half-tucked jersey. Can anyone else verify this or is it just an urban legend of sorts?[/quote]
    I’d find that hard to believe. Why not have the stripes go the other way? THAT would have looked better, as Gretzky tucked his right side of the jersey into his breezers.

  • Alex | June 6, 2009 at 10:48 pm |

    My guilty pleasures:

    MLB: the Mercury Mets jerseys: http://4.bp.blogspot...

    NFL: I’m saying that I loved the Seahawks Fake alternates: http://cache.gawker....

    NBA: Tuffie, but I enjoy the old Houston Rockets jerseys: http://i1.iofferphot...

    Hockey, It’s a tie between the Mighty Ducks crazy jerseys: http://media.photobu...

    and the Columbus Blue Jackets current uni: http://getitnext.typ...

    Finally, in socce

  • Alex | June 6, 2009 at 10:50 pm |

    I though about a soccer jersey, then I realised that I hate soccer jerseys, so don’t ask why I didn’t finish that

  • Ben | June 6, 2009 at 10:56 pm |

    My brother would kill me for saying it, but I liked the Browns orange third jersey. Orange is such a rarely used color, but I don’t know why.

    Browns Alternate

    I also liked the Orioles orange jerseys from the 70’s (not the one with orange pants though, that’s hideous)

  • JimV19 | June 6, 2009 at 11:08 pm |

    My real guilty uni-secret?

    I like these: http://farm4.static....

  • Jere | June 7, 2009 at 12:29 am |

    Okay, granted I do the “figure out pics from background clues” thing A LOT, (I do an ongoing Photo Sleuth series on Baseball Digest), but was that one really hard at all for anyone? I mean, you’ve got every piece of info from the entire game and day right there. You’re asking for location in a game showing a home Mets uniform and a linescore clearly showing “Mets” as the home team? And those would only be necessary for the 1% of people who don’t instantly recognize the pic as being Shea.

    Seriously, I’m not trying to be a dick here, but is there a “no looking it up on Baseball Ref/Retrosheet” rule or something? Because having access to those gets anyone the answer within a minute.

    I guess what I’m saying is: I love these and I thank you for giving us a chance to figure it out. But make it a challenge, man!

  • DaveMac | June 7, 2009 at 1:11 am |

    Hi Phil,

    I was the person who shamefully admitted to the Angels’ uniforms being my guilty pleasure uniform (yes, it is very embarrassing). I sent an e-mail to get in touch with me.

    Dave

  • DaveMac | June 7, 2009 at 1:12 am |

    By the way, it’s too bad that I didn’t check uni watch until really late today. Of all days! haha.

  • AnalRetentiveBastage | June 7, 2009 at 1:15 am |

    [quote comment="333468"]Hi Phil,

    I was the person who shamefully admitted to the Angels’ uniforms being my guilty pleasure uniform (yes, it is very embarrassing). I sent an e-mail to get in touch with me.

    Dave[/quote]
    See comment #18 today.

  • Nick | June 7, 2009 at 1:42 am |

    [quote comment="333306"]Not the absolute worst jersey ever, but I’ve never understood why people didn’t like the gold Saints jersey.

    http://www.saintsmer...

    I’ve always thought it looks good.

    Another one I like that I know isn’t very popular is the black Detroit Lions third jersey.

    http://www.sportslog...

    I just like the way the blue contrasts with the black, even though it is black for blacks sake.[/quote]

    Loved the one & done saints Gold jersey – it could have been a darker gold, but it was nice. The Black leotards sort of took away from it.

    My guilty pleasure that almost no one ever talks well of ….

    The Steelers 1994 Yellow throwback “1933” unis with the City of Pittsburgh chest patch and friction strips. By the way, for all of the Steeler Nation criticism of that jersey/uni, you will not find a more expensive unsigned replica jersey on EBAY ever.

  • Nick | June 7, 2009 at 1:42 am |

    [quote comment="333351"]Uni Secret: 1991 Orlando Thunder, WLAF.

    http://www.geocities...

    I own this jersey. It is so garish, so out there, so…1990s, that I love it. Plus, I went to college with the guy wearing it in the photo and he was a fave of mine.[/quote]

    MEE TOO

  • DaveMac | June 7, 2009 at 1:44 am |

    [quote comment="333470"][quote comment="333468"]Hi Phil,

    I was the person who shamefully admitted to the Angels’ uniforms being my guilty pleasure uniform (yes, it is very embarrassing). I sent an e-mail to get in touch with me.

    Dave[/quote]
    See comment #18 today.[/quote]

    Thanks for pointing that out. I read through the comments but apparently missed that one.

  • Eddie | June 7, 2009 at 1:56 am |

    Hot Damn. I love the Ducks Flying Slapshot alternates from the 90’s. Was just talking to WC Uni Watcher Slaby about that the other day. He works for the Ducks, and told me that most of the people around there despise the jersey.

    http://image62.websh...

  • Nick | June 7, 2009 at 2:03 am |

    3) The Southern California Sun of the World Football League (WFL). I wasn’t alive in the 70’s, so I didn’t see their uni’s in person or on tv, but from the photos I’ve seen on the internet, GOD DAMN are these things puke-tacular. Seriously, fuchsia jerseys with orange pants?!?!? Despite making me want to vomit, I kinda like them for some reason, I guess because A) it’s such an odd color combination for a football team and B) it looks VERY 70’s, and I’m a sucker for gaudy 70’s sports uniforms. Here’s a pic of a Sun player donning the uni:

    http://www.helmethut

    4) Mid-90’s World League (known as the WLAF/World League of American Football in the early 90’s and NFL Europe/NFL Europa in later years) jerseys that had GIANT team logos on the front of the jersey, where normally football jerseys would have large numbers. I guess the World League was trying to make the jerseys look more like European soccer jerseys, to make them appealing to soccer fans. But because of the giant logo on the front, the player’s number was decreased in size and put off to one side towards the top of the chest. I don’t think having small front numbers is very smart, ’cause in football, being able to see the number of a player from a far distance is important for coaches, quarterbacks, referees, and fans at the game. Coaches so they can quickly identify who a player is, quarterbacks so they don’t throw to ineligible receivers, referees so they know which players are ineligible receivers, and fans so they know which player they are looking at. Plus, the large graphics on the front of the jersey, acting as a “background,” sometimes interfered with the legibility of the numbers. Despite knowing that having really small front numbers on a football jersey, especially when there’s a big graphic behind them, is pretty dumb and probably hinders the game, I think they look interesting and are a unique part of football uniform history. Here’s a few examples of World League mid-90’s jersies:

    Frankfurt Galaxy:
    http://worldleagueof

    London Monarchs:
    http://worldleagueof

    Scottish Claymores:
    http://worldleagueof

    Barcelona Dragons:
    http://worldleagueof

    Amsterdam Admirals (doesn’t have a number on the front, but I’m showing it anyway, ’cause seriously, how fugly is this thing?! I LOVE IT!!!!):
    http://worldleagueof

    The CFL’s Memphis Mad Dogs also sported the giant-logo-on-front-with-small-numbers-off-to-the-side look. Here’s a couple views, the first a mockup of the uni, and the second a photo of an actual Mad Dog player during a game:

    http://allvols.virtu

    http://lh3.ggpht.com

    And last but not least, the NFL’s Chicago Bears, Pittsburgh Steelers, and Arizona Cardinals donned the small-numbers-off-to-the-side-towards-the-top look on their 1994 NFL 75th Anniversary throwback jersies. The Bears and Steelers had them because of their throwback’s vertical stripes. However, the Cards didn’t have vertical stripes on their dark red throwbacks, but since these jerseys represented a Cardinal historical jersey that didn’t have numbers on the front, and not having any numbers on the front of a football jersey would be completely retarded, the Cards compromised by adding miniature front numbers to their throwbacks. Here are some pics of each jersey:

    Chicago Bears 1994 throwback:
    http://i21.photobuck

    Pittsburgh Steelers 1994 throwback:
    http://www.geocities

    Arizona Cardinals 1994 throwback (not the best view of the front of the jersey, but you get the idea):
    http://www.geocities

    I should also mention the movie Any Given Sunday, where the fictitious Dallas Knights football team has a giant graphic on the front of their game jerseys, but absolutely no numbers on the front. NONE. This is completely stupid and unrealistic for a football movie that takes place in the modern era. I do think the Knights jerseys look pretty cool, but the missing front numbers ruin them for me. When I watched the movie, I couldn’t get the missing numbers out of my head, and it distracted me from paying attention to what was happening in the film. Here’s a pic of a Dallas Knights jersey:

    Took awhile, but I also LOVED the WLAF early/mid 1990s unis. Very unique and eye-popping !!!

    Big disappointment when the WLAF got rid of them, and went to blah unis with advertizements in place of TV numerals.

    Oh how I pine for some team, or some Mitchell & Ness or Ebbets Field Flannels or SOMEBODY to wear or sell the 1920s-early 1930s “friction strip” football jerseys.

    C’mon !!!!

  • Zacass | June 7, 2009 at 3:25 am |

    Read this everyday never posted but I love the topic so I though I’d confess my Guilty Uni: I actually thought a few of the MLB turn ahead the clock were actually cool. But I also am a fan of the blues “music” jersey’s. I’m from St. Louis and I think that alot of the problem with the jersey was the red. Since our rivals are the Red Wings and Blackhawks who both wear red I don’t think it sat right with Blues fans to see their team wearing red.

  • Zacass | June 7, 2009 at 3:33 am |

    *Rockies TATC was my favorite.*

  • el scotto | June 7, 2009 at 5:08 am |

    Paul would hate me for this, but I enjoyed the Rockies purple alternates. For me they just look really classy and simple.

  • David | June 7, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment="333413"][quote comment="333341"][quote comment="333309"]I guess this goes against many Uniwatchers – especially Paul – but my guilty secret is the Nuggets rainbow/skyline uniforms. For the life of me, I just can’t understand what people don’t like about it – it’s colorful, it’s bright, it has a way cool font … it’s just a tremendous look, and I have always loved that uniform.

    Now – if I haven’t lost everyone … I’m still trying to find that link to a website that shows and tells how to remove the stitching from the inside of a cap. If anyone could send me the link, or re-post it here, that would be great. Thanks![/quote]

    http://www.bugsandcr...

    That is crazy that they have a website for this process. I have been doing that surgery to my hats for years and didn’t know that many people knew about it. I got rid of all my wool 5950’s and got the performance material 5950’s cause my wools would shrink too much. After doctoring the new 5950’s they fit great and look so much better and I don’t have to worry about them shrinking. Had a couple of them for over 2 years and they still fit like a glove.[/quote]

    Thank you thank you thank you!! I am going to try this with an older cap I have … maybe I can get it to fit now!

  • besty | June 7, 2009 at 7:08 pm |

    I actually got the scoreboard in a weird way. I saw #66 pitching for Toronto and that they got four runs in the top of the 1st. I knew that Juan Guzman was 66 and found a start of his in which they scored 4 in the 1st vs. Texas. I was tricked at first though because I thought that was Arci Cianfrocco at 3B for SD.

  • Yoey Yewin | June 7, 2009 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment="333471"][quote comment="333306"]Not the absolute worst jersey ever, but I’ve never understood why people didn’t like the gold Saints jersey.

    http://www.saintsmer...

    I’ve always thought it looks good.

    Another one I like that I know isn’t very popular is the black Detroit Lions third jersey.

    http://www.sportslog...

    I just like the way the blue contrasts with the black, even though it is black for blacks sake.[/quote]

    Loved the one & done saints Gold jersey – it could have been a darker gold, but it was nice. The Black leotards sort of took away from it.

    My guilty pleasure that almost no one ever talks well of ….

    The Steelers 1994 Yellow throwback “1933” unis with the City of Pittsburgh chest patch and friction strips. By the way, for all of the Steeler Nation criticism of that jersey/uni, you will not find a more expensive unsigned replica jersey on EBAY ever.[/quote]

    Wild Wing jerseys now START at $199 bucks on many eBay auctions.

  • Yoey Yewin | June 7, 2009 at 10:54 pm |

    [quote comment="333458"]On the eve of the Mens Final in Paris….wanna see the single ugliest tennis shoe in history? Can you take it?

    Are you…sure?
    (scroll down)

    Last chance to back out with honor.
    (scroll down)

    Ta da!
    http://www.tennis-wa...

    I’ve seen worse … when John McEnroe wore Nikes, and they were battleship grey with black checkerboard pattern.

  • Yoey Yewin | June 7, 2009 at 10:56 pm |

    [quote comment="333461"]
    Wow, homophobic much? ![/quote]

    Jeff Gordon’s pit crew would disagree.

    [quote comment="333461"]
    Anyway, can you give us a link to the Eagles/Frankford Yellowjackets throwback? Sounds interesting![/quote]

    I seem to remember that the blue and yellow uniforms were the Philadelphia Eagles, not the Yellowjackets.

  • Dave in Maine | June 8, 2009 at 8:39 am |

    Guilty pleasure?

    The early 90s Washington Bullets with the spectacularly bland treatment, italicized numbers and illegible lowercase NOBs. This is of course epitomized by the most egregious publicity stunt of all time:

    Manute and Muggsy!

  • david f | June 8, 2009 at 8:32 pm |

    am i the only person who’s guilty uni pleasure IS the islanders ‘fisherman’ jersey from the mid 90’s. it came during the ‘teal’ revolution, when SO MANY teams put the color in their unis. and the wave on the bottom kept the nautical thing going and the numbers on the back had to be distorted to avoid crossing the wave. c’mon… it was cool.

  • Anthony Scandiffio | June 10, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    San Diego Padres vs New York Mets, July 15, 1994, Shea Stadium, New York, 2nd game of a double header. San Diego won 2-1.

    clues:
    Mets jersey
    Baseballs 125th anniversary patch
    The Detroit/Kansas City score, scoreboard shows that the game was in the top of the 9th, it was also the final score.
    Mets line-up, Kelly Stinnett is batting 2nd, Todd hundley played in the 1st game that day.
    Padres Line-Up, #40 was pitching, Andy Benes.

  • Louise | June 11, 2009 at 12:50 pm |

    Toronto Blue Jays should be always competitive enough to keep pace with the others. I really like them; they’ve always been my favourite teams in MLB. Just read about them here:

    http://www.bluejaysh...

  • besty | June 13, 2009 at 10:57 pm |
  • PuckyTheWhale | June 17, 2009 at 4:12 am |

    An addition to uniforms that a lot of people find ugly, but I personally don’t feel guilty about liking: the late 70’s, early 80’s Canucks big “V” on the chest uni’s. I can’t believe I forgot these! I think they look amazing!!!

  • PuckyTheWhale | June 17, 2009 at 4:23 am |

    [quote comment="333461"]Can you give us a link to the Eagles/Frankford Yellowjackets throwback? Sounds interesting![/quote]

    http://1.bp.blogspot...

    http://madpwnage.net...

    http://static.nfl.co...

    http://www.chrisgeno...

    http://static.nfl.co...

    http://assets.espn.g...

    http://www.philadelp...

  • PuckyTheWhale | June 17, 2009 at 4:52 am |

    [quote comment="333549"]
    Anyway, can you give us a link to the Eagles/Frankford Yellowjackets throwback? Sounds interesting![/quote]

    I seem to remember that the blue and yellow uniforms were the Philadelphia Eagles, not the Yellowjackets.[/quote]

    From Wikipedia:

    “For the first few years of the Eagles’ existence… they wore powder blue and yellow uniforms similar to those worn by the Yellow Jackets, which were later worn as 1934 throwbacks in a game against the Detroit Lions on September 23, 2007 as part of the team’s 75th Anniversary season. Many members of the media mistakenly stated that the Eagles were still known as the Yellow Jackets that year.”

    I remember reading someplace that when the Eagles franchise was created in Philly in 1933 after the Yellow Jackets disbanded in 1931, the Eagles bought/borrowed/inherited the Yellow Jackets uniforms and wore them for their first few seasons. So if this is true, the original Eagles uni’s didn’t look “similar” to the Yellow Jackets uni’s, they WERE the Yellow Jackets uni’s!