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Rare Baseball/Boxing Crossover

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Has Vicente Padilla joined Alcoholics Anonymous? Nope — the “AA” on his cap last night was a salute to boxing great and fellow Nicaraguan Alexis Arguello, who committed suicide last week. Special thanks to reader Chris Mycoskie for letting me know about this rare cross-sport memorial tribute.

New ESPN column today — look here.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Junior Griffey wasn’t the only one wearing a white glove as a Jacko tribute on Tuesday night. Look at the Polish sausage at Miller Park (great catch by Kristopher Hunt). … And in other Jacko news, Ron Artest will reportedly wear No. 37 with the Lakers, because Thriller spent 37 weeks at the top of the album charts (with thanks to Stu Taylor). … Interesting logo news from Matthew Algeo, who writes: “The G8 Summit is being held in Italy this week. Originally it was scheduled to be held in La Maddalena, a town on an island off the west coast of Italy. But after the April earthquake in L’Aquila, Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi decided to move the summit to L’Aquila, but it was decided to keep the summit logo unchanged. Hence there are sea turtles in the logo for a summit taking place in the mountains.” … New football uniforms for Miami University (additional views here and here), plus they’ll be wearing the university’s 200th-anniversary logo as a helmet decal (with thanks to Adam Hainsfurther). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Yaz’s grandson had an NOB typo in the Fenway Summer Classic. … Ironic T-shirt of the year (as spotted at the mall by Joey Greenstein). … Also from yesterday: LSU is adding an “LSU” chest mark. … Kayce Harris got a blue ski helmet and decided to give it a DIY Broncos treatment. “It’s a great conversation starter on the chairlifts,” he says. … Latest evidence of why the Jays need to reduce the size of their NOB lettering (with thanks to Craig Salinger). … In a vaguely related item, Daren Landers notes that first base coach Dwayne Murphy’s NOB has a space between the R and the P. … Daren took that photo at a recent Jays/Reds game, where he wore a Joey Votto jersey. The woman posing with him is Votto’s mom, who approached him during at a hot dog stand when she saw him wearing her son’s jersey. … Maybe it’s a Washington thing, not a Nats thing (with thanks to Marc Swanson). … Hey look, there’s a chess league, with some cool team logos (as spotted by Trevor Williams). … No photo, but Kurt Esposito reports that the Phillies’ ball girls have been wearing Hawaiian shirts to encourage people to vote for Shane Victorino, who is from Hawaii, as the final NL All-Star. … Now I finally understand why Lenny Dykstra never signed up for a Uni Watch membership. … Here’s a Brazilian blog about logos. … Looks like the Pistons will be wearing a Chuck Daly memorial patch this fall (with thanks to Jeff Cohen). … Check this out: Someone’s making replicas of New Era caps — out of paper (great find by Stu Taylor). … A’s and Rays will be wearing throwbacks on Saturday. … Latest member of Stirrup Nation: Orlando Cabrera (as spotted by Andy Chalifour).

 

234 comments to Rare Baseball/Boxing Crossover

  • Jeremy Brahm | July 9, 2009 at 9:01 am |

    Article in the NY Times about the LA Hiroki Kuroda’s difficulty with the pitching mounds in MLB vs. NPB. So he is using different shoes.

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

  • Ross H | July 9, 2009 at 9:12 am |

    Looks like the SF 49ers sleeve stripe treatment has spread to Miami University. Sorry, but that just looks like crap.

  • War Damn Eagle | July 9, 2009 at 9:14 am |

    Whoa, the chess team logos for Boston, San Francisco, and Tennesse are VERY similar to the Red Sox, 49ers and Titans logos. I guess it’s a good thing no one used the Motion W, or we’d be reading about a lawsuit.

    http://www.uschessle...

  • War Damn Eagle | July 9, 2009 at 9:17 am |

    Orlando Cabrera’s look last night is in stark contrast to what he wore on Tuesday night:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Are we sure that bit of yellow isn’t the tongue of his spikes?

  • Scott Davis | July 9, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    I’d love for a template of those paper New Era caps. That would be a great DIY project.

  • leon | July 9, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    Miami U. uni looks like UMd.

  • War Damn Eagle | July 9, 2009 at 9:22 am |

    It’s funny that the green trim on the white Nike spikes worn by several A’s players matches the green in the uniform, but the green on the Nike batting gloves isn’t even close (in fact, it’s more like their 1970’s color):

    http://sports.yahoo....

    http://sports.yahoo....

    (look at the player on-deck, not Nomar)
    http://sports.yahoo....

  • aflfan | July 9, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians will be wearing Negro League uniforms on Saturday night. Detroit will be wearing the Detroit Stars uniforms.

  • Jeremy Brahm | July 9, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    Nice to know that a chess league is recycling Arena Football team names with the Carolina Cobras.

    http://www.logoserve...

  • Beardface | July 9, 2009 at 9:24 am |

    Alright, so did anyone find out which uniform it was that is featured on that Twitter background from yesterday’s Ticker? That shit has been bothering me all night!

  • War Damn Eagle | July 9, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    Danny Snyder wears his Redskins schwag to the Nats/Rockies game in Denver yesterday?

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • amanda | July 9, 2009 at 9:31 am |

    Wanna see some really ugly uniforms? That’s Lorient from Ligue 1, and I don’t even understand some of the features of the “design.”

  • leon | July 9, 2009 at 9:31 am |

    “Nails files for chapter 11”.
    “Fingered by creditors”.
    “Agrees to claw his way back”.
    “Promises to knuckle under”.

    Oh, it’s not that kind of nails?!

    n/m

  • mw | July 9, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    Rays broadcast mentioned last night (and showed – sorry, no screen grab) that the Rays would be wearing throwback batting helmets, as well.

  • SpfldNate | July 9, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    You guys never let me down. I saw Cabrera\’s stirrups last night while watching the Sox game and said “that’ll be on UniWatch tomorrow.” Sure enough…

    And I hope the Rays wear these for their throwback game:
    http://graphics.bost...

  • Hank | July 9, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    Dykstra filing for bankruptcy isn’t that shocking. What is shocking is that for a guy who is reportedly 46 years old, his speech, posture and gestures is that of someone 76 years old or older. Watched that Real Sports piece on him and it was disturbing with his mumbling, incoherent responses, being hunched over and the trembling. Not good.

  • Jeremiah | July 9, 2009 at 9:36 am |

    I was going to say the same thing about the Chess logos.

    Looking at Cabrera: I also think we may be seeing part of his shoe. Of course in his time with the Red Sox and Angels I don’t know if he ever even went high-cuffed, much less stirruped, so it would certainly be strange to see. Although, when playing for OAK why wouldn’t a player go with stirrups?

  • u2-horn | July 9, 2009 at 9:37 am |

    Hey, my first lead photo! I’ve finally arrived!

  • Daren L | July 9, 2009 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”338779″]Hey, my first lead photo! I’ve finally arrived![/quote]
    This is a Reds, er, red-letter day for me too!

  • Beardface | July 9, 2009 at 9:44 am |

    So I take it the Miami RedHawks are trying to look like Nebraska…

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 9:50 am |

    Miami RedHuskers, maybe?
    I mean, they HAVE had that constant renaming thing going on.

  • jude | July 9, 2009 at 9:52 am |

    Regarding the Ticker comment about Dwayne Murphy’s NOB space. I looked at my picture of Bill Murphy and there seems to be some space between his R and P. I dunno. Does this look closer than this?

    (I’ve previously noted that Bill got a first initial on back, while Dwayne never sported a D even when Bill was called up.)

    – jude

  • Bryan(Albany) | July 9, 2009 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”338765″]Orlando Cabrera’s look last night is in stark contrast to what he wore on Tuesday night:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Are we sure that bit of yellow isn’t the tongue of his spikes?[/quote]
    Was watching game and definitely stirrups…but didnt see it close enough to tell if backwards or not.

  • War Damn Eagle | July 9, 2009 at 9:53 am |

    Somebody in yesterday’s comments had mentioned the rarely-worn all-white unis for LSU’s baseball team. Is this the one?

    http://image.cdnl3.x...

  • dan | July 9, 2009 at 9:57 am |

    http://celticsstore....

    Looks like Sheed will wear #30 for the C’s. Keeping with the team’s trend of recycling numbers…

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”338785″]Somebody in yesterday’s comments had mentioned the rarely-worn all-white unis for LSU’s baseball team. Is this the one?

    http://image.cdnl3.x...

    LOL. There’s what we mean by a black drop shadow making letters or numbers “pop”. Against the pinstriped background, the 3 and 4 in #34 almost MOVE when you look right at them.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | July 9, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”338784″][quote comment=”338765″]Orlando Cabrera’s look last night is in stark contrast to what he wore on Tuesday night:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Are we sure that bit of yellow isn’t the tongue of his spikes?[/quote]
    Was watching game and definitely stirrups…but didnt see it close enough to tell if backwards or not.[/quote]
    OK, so Stirrup Nation finally has a shortstop.

    I believe we now have a full starting lineup.

    P: Take your pick
    C: I can’t remember. (It was Corky Miller earlier in the season, but he was sent down to Charlotte when the Sox acquired Ramon Castro. I believe another catcher was spotted with stirrups recently, though.)
    1B: Kevin Millar
    2B: Brendan Ryan
    3B: David Wright
    SS: OC
    LF: Juan Pierre
    CF: Nyjer Morgan
    RF: Reed Johnson

  • leon | July 9, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    mumbling, incoherent responses, being hunched over and the trembling.

    Let that be a lesson to all you youngsters out there: Too much beer can affect one later in life!

  • JTH | July 9, 2009 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”338789″][quote comment=”338785″]Somebody in yesterday’s comments had mentioned the rarely-worn all-white unis for LSU’s baseball team. Is this the one?

    http://image.cdnl3.x...

    LOL. There’s what we mean by a black drop shadow making letters or numbers “pop”. Against the pinstriped background, the 3 and 4 in #34 almost MOVE when you look right at them.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    Personally, I think dropshadows look terrible on pinstripes and that’s why I prefer the Mets’ solid whites (when worn with the all-blue cap, of course) to their pins.

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”338790″]mumbling, incoherent responses, being hunched over and the trembling.

    Let that be a lesson to all you youngsters out there: Too much beer can affect one later in life![/quote]

    Age’ll do it, too. Sounds like me every morning. Especially after a softball doubleheader and before the Ibuprofen kicks in.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”338791″][quote comment=”338789″][quote comment=”338785″]Somebody in yesterday’s comments had mentioned the rarely-worn all-white unis for LSU’s baseball team. Is this the one?

    http://image.cdnl3.x...

    LOL. There’s what we mean by a black drop shadow making letters or numbers “pop”. Against the pinstriped background, the 3 and 4 in #34 almost MOVE when you look right at them.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Is that a good thing or a bad thing?

    Personally, I think dropshadows look terrible on pinstripes and that’s why I prefer the Mets’ solid whites (when worn with the all-blue cap, of course) to their pins.[/quote]

    No value judgement intended. Just a visual aid for a definition.

  • Kek | July 9, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”338788″][quote comment=”338784″][quote comment=”338765″]Orlando Cabrera’s look last night is in stark contrast to what he wore on Tuesday night:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    Are we sure that bit of yellow isn’t the tongue of his spikes?[/quote]
    Was watching game and definitely stirrups…but didnt see it close enough to tell if backwards or not.[/quote]
    OK, so Stirrup Nation finally has a shortstop.

    I believe we now have a full starting lineup.

    P: Take your pick
    C: I can’t remember. (It was Corky Miller earlier in the season, but he was sent down to Charlotte when the Sox acquired Ramon Castro. I believe another catcher was spotted with stirrups recently, though.)
    1B: Kevin Millar
    2B: Brendan Ryan
    3B: David Wright
    SS: OC
    LF: Juan Pierre
    CF: Nyjer Morgan
    RF: Reed Johnson[/quote]
    I sent Paul a photo of John Baker, a catcher for the Marlins, recently. I can’t seem to find the photo on my phone though.

  • Paul Lukas | July 9, 2009 at 10:09 am |

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

  • Luther Mahoney | July 9, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    During last night’s Red Sox-A’s game,Manny Delcarmen had a date written on the right side of
    his cap

  • JTH | July 9, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”338794″]
    I sent Paul a photo of John Baker, a catcher for the Marlins, recently. I can’t seem to find the photo on my phone though.[/quote]
    Yes! That’s definitely the catcher I was referring to. (And I should have remembered, because I work with a guy named John Baker).

    P: There’s probably a 5-man rotation and a complete bullpen by now.
    C: John Baker
    1B: Kevin Millar
    2B: Brendan Ryan
    3B: David Wright
    SS: Orlando Cabrera
    LF: Juan Pierre
    CF: Nyjer Morgan
    RF: Reed Johnson

  • Mike | July 9, 2009 at 10:13 am |

    Speaking of the Mets…did anyone catch last night’s game? In the 6th inning, Nick Evans PH for the pitcher and struck out to end the inning.

    Mets were wearing their white unis and his was missing the Mets baseball logo on the left sleeve. Sorry, no screenshot or pic…but if someone can nab a screengrab and post it…

  • Kerry P | July 9, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”338785″]Somebody in yesterday’s comments had mentioned the rarely-worn all-white unis for LSU’s baseball team. Is this the one?

    http://image.cdnl3.x...
    I believe he was speaking of THESE as LSU’s rarely-worn whites.

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    Okay, no picture for the Philly girls in the Hawaiian shirts? Sounds like a UniWatch challenge!

    BTW, the grass skirts, etc. would make me that much more likely to remember to vote for Shane.

  • JSS | July 9, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    Great article, Paul.

  • Squiddie | July 9, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”338773″]Wanna see some really ugly uniforms? That’s Lorient from Ligue 1, and I don’t even understand some of the features of the “design.”[/quote]
    Their use of orange and black always puts Lorient close to the questionable uni zone. That’s not one of their better efforts.

    They still have a great logo.

  • Greg V. | July 9, 2009 at 10:23 am |

    Football helmet question…

    Today, Bengals.com features a picture of Corey Dillion from the 2000 season and he is wearing a Riddell Revolution. I didn’t think that design was that old. Anyone know when the Revo was first worn in the NFL?

  • Jonathan | July 9, 2009 at 10:26 am |

    Great job on the ESPN article Paul!

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 10:35 am |

    re: ESPN column.

    And the 70s get all the shit for their oddball, inventive unis?
    Seems the 80s did just fine in the department.
    Was good to some bright colors again, though
    Certainly a far cry from somber, black-as-a-near-necessity oriented designs of today, huh.

    —Ricko

  • War Damn Eagle | July 9, 2009 at 10:37 am |

    I really liked a couple of those Bengals redesigns in Paul’s article:

    Randy Miller –
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Andrew Greenwood –
    http://www.flickr.co...

    The helmet might be a little too Jaguars-esque for my taste, but I like the return to block numbers. Maybe the torso stripes could move to the sleeves and replace the Bengal logo. That would reduce some redundancy in relation to the helmet.

    Andrew keeps the iconic helmet, but cleans up a lot of the color-clash problems on the current unis (white side panels, contrasting sleeve color, etc.)

  • Fight | July 9, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    Loved the article Paul.

    Check out this pic of the Babe in 1923: http://www.scpauctio...

    He is wearing a NY Giants uniform. This is a great view of the three rows of stripes, a lot better than this rendering: http://exhibits.base...

  • LI Phil | July 9, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    [quote]Latest evidence of why the Jays need to reduce the size of their NOB lettering need an entire uniform overhaul and redesign[/quote]

    (fixed)

  • leon | July 9, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    Ironic headline (no pun intended) on the Steve Garvey SI cover.

    btw, he should know what a taco looks like.

    geez, Marvin Hamlisch?

  • Ry Co 40 | July 9, 2009 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”338790″]mumbling, incoherent responses, being hunched over and the trembling.

    Let that be a lesson to all you youngsters out there: Too much beer can affect one later in life![/quote]

    i’m in trouble…

  • JTH | July 9, 2009 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”338806″]I really liked a couple of those Bengals redesigns in Paul’s article:

    Randy Miller –
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Andrew Greenwood –
    http://www.flickr.co...

    The helmet might be a little too Jaguars-esque for my taste, but I like the return to block numbers. Maybe the torso stripes could move to the sleeves and replace the Bengal logo. That would reduce some redundancy in relation to the helmet.

    Andrew keeps the iconic helmet, but cleans up a lot of the color-clash problems on the current unis (white side panels, contrasting sleeve color, etc.)[/quote]
    Yeah. I like Andrew’s design a lot. Tweak that a bit and I think the Bengals have their unis for the 2010 season.

  • Fight | July 9, 2009 at 10:44 am |

    Hey Teebz (or any other hockey fans) –

    Got an extra $10,000 laying around? Spend it on this beauty: http://www.scpauctio...

  • Teebz | July 9, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”338812″]Hey Teebz (or any other hockey fans) –

    Got an extra $10,000 laying around? Spend it on this beauty: http://www.scpauctio...

    You wanna know why I would never spend that kind of money on memorabilia? I could get a day with Gretzky in exchange for donating that kind of money to a charity of his choice.

    $10K is insane for a $250 jersey. And that’s probably why it has no bids.

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”338809″]Ironic headline (no pun intended) on the Steve Garvey SI cover.

    btw, he should know what a taco looks like.

    geez, Marvin Hamlisch?[/quote]

    I recall an article about Cindy Garvey (after their marriage was over) where she said it was frustrating to watch her husband “walk around the house with that great body” and have him not be interested in sex.

    It may have been in INSIDE SPORTS. It was was down in the story, but I remember it because, as an editor, I expected more on the subject elsewhere (remembering thinking, “Jesus, they left that IN?”). It seemed to be nicely scandalous, gossip-generating, potentially explosive remark). But, never saw or heard it mentioned anywhere. Guess no one was reading that mag. It didn’t last long.

    —Ricko

  • Fight | July 9, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”338813″][quote comment=”338812″]Hey Teebz (or any other hockey fans) –

    Got an extra $10,000 laying around? Spend it on this beauty: http://www.scpauctio...

    You wanna know why I would never spend that kind of money on memorabilia? I could get a day with Gretzky in exchange for donating that kind of money to a charity of his choice.

    $10K is insane for a $250 jersey. And that’s probably why it has no bids.[/quote]
    Amen, that and the big Nike emblem on the back, right?

    Sorry to inundate with auction items and pictures, but this is going for $100: http://www.scpauctio...

    I love the tag and the early version of the Cool Base technology

  • u2-horn | July 9, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”338803″]Football helmet question…

    Today, Bengals.com features a picture of Corey Dillion from the 2000 season and he is wearing a Riddell Revolution. I didn’t think that design was that old. Anyone know when the Revo was first worn in the NFL?[/quote]

    according to wikipedia it debuted in 2002. What makes you think the pic is from 2000? The pic is named Dillon02.jpg

    http://prod.static.b...

  • Teebz | July 9, 2009 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”338813″][quote comment=”338812″]Hey Teebz (or any other hockey fans) –

    Got an extra $10,000 laying around? Spend it on this beauty: http://www.scpauctio...

    You wanna know why I would never spend that kind of money on memorabilia? I could get a day with Gretzky in exchange for donating that kind of money to a charity of his choice.

    $10K is insane for a $250 jersey. And that’s probably why it has no bids.[/quote]

    And the write-up in the auction that states that he’s barely 6’0″ and 155 lbs? He was 6’0″, but he weighed about 30 pounds heavier. Whoever wrote this needs a kick in the head.

  • Dave | July 9, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    i watched the Phils game and can confirm, but i don’t have any pics. sorry fellas/ladies.

    speaking of the Phils, the Philly chess logo “P” resembles the Phils “P” pretty closely, too.

    and i might as well throw this question in there – anyone have any info on the exact date of the Sixers logo/wordmark/uniform releases???

  • Broadway Connie | July 9, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    “…… Here’s a Brazilian blog about logos. … ”

    A great site!

  • Dave | July 9, 2009 at 10:59 am |

    *Sixers secondary logo, of course….

  • LI Phil | July 9, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    [quote]You wanna know why I would never spend that kind of money on memorabilia? I could get a day with Gretzky[/quote]

    wait…what?

  • Brett | July 9, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    RE:Philly ballgirls

    Pic can be found here:

    http://www.thefighti...

  • War Damn Eagle | July 9, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    Speaking of crazy ball-girl outfits, did anyone see the 1985 White-Sox/Yankees game on MLB Network last weekend (Tom Seaver’s 300th win)? The Yankees ball girls wore pinstriped overalls that matched the Yankees’ home unis.

    Imagine this, but white with navy pins and the interlocking NY on the chest:
    http://cn1.kaboodle....

    I shit you not.

  • Teebz | July 9, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”338821″][quote]You wanna know why I would never spend that kind of money on memorabilia? I could get a day with Gretzky[/quote]

    wait…what?[/quote]

    I’d bet he’d be willing to meet someone who donated $10K in his name.

  • Namhob | July 9, 2009 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”338796″]During last night’s Red Sox-A’s game,Manny Delcarmen had a date written on the right side of
    his cap[/quote]
    Speaking of the Sox-A’s game last night and the 11th win for the knuckleballer, Tim Wakefield…

    Orlando Cabrera came to the plate and asked George Kottaras (a Wakefield-specific catcher so that Veritek doesn’t have to deal with the knuckleball), “Georgy, how do you catch that thing?”

    Kottaras answered that he just closes his eyes and hopes for the best.

    Supposedly Cabrera tried to close his eyes and swing on the next pitch, turned to Kottaras and said, “Nope, that didn’t work.”

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”338824″][quote comment=”338821″]

    wait…what?[/quote]

    I’d bet he’d be willing to meet someone who donated $10K in his name.[/quote]
    See, it’s not as if Teebz is saying he’d spend that for a night with Gretzky.

    Teebz would be willing to spend a lot more than just $10k for that.

    :-))

  • LI Phil | July 9, 2009 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”338824″][quote comment=”338821″][quote]You wanna know why I would never spend that kind of money on memorabilia? I could get a day with Gretzky[/quote]

    wait…what?[/quote]

    I’d bet he’d be willing to meet someone who donated $10K in his name.[/quote]

    oh…ok

    guess i read that wrong…i thought you could just pay gretz 10K and like “rent” him out or something

  • Teebz | July 9, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”338826″][quote comment=”338824″][quote comment=”338821″]

    wait…what?[/quote]

    I’d bet he’d be willing to meet someone who donated $10K in his name.[/quote]
    See, it’s not as if Teebz is saying he’d spend that for a night with Gretzky.

    Teebz would be willing to spend a lot more than just $10k for that.

    :-))[/quote]

    I’m not that big of a fan. I never even liked him as a player until he moved to the Kings. LOL

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”338822″]RE:Philly ballgirls

    Pic can be found here:[/quote]As a Chicagoan, I’d like to say that I’d vote early and often if that young lady was on my campaign staff.

    Wait, that doesn’t sound right… :-)

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”338828″]I never even liked him as a player until he moved to the Kings. [/quote]
    Yes, but remember he didn’t want to move to LA: it was all for the wife’s acting career.

    Wayne, remind me exactly how many Oscars she’s won so far???

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”338827″]guess i read that wrong…i thought you could just pay gretz 10K and like “rent” him out or something[/quote]
    Hockey: the world’s second-oldest profession.

  • leon | July 9, 2009 at 11:19 am |

    Guess no one was reading that mag.

    Apparently, I was. I have a copy of the premier issue, dated October, 1979. Also dug up one from October of ’83. (just can’t bring myself to kill the apostrophe).

    also:

    have him not be interested in sex.

    apparently, he was just not interested in having sex with HER.

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”338814″]Guess no one was reading that mag. It didn’t last long.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Remember “The National”??

  • JTH | July 9, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”338833″][quote comment=”338814″]Guess no one was reading that mag. It didn’t last long.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Remember “The National”??[/quote]
    Great band.

  • Namhob | July 9, 2009 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”338816″][quote comment=”338803″]Football helmet question…

    Today, Bengals.com features a picture of Corey Dillion from the 2000 season and he is wearing a Riddell Revolution. I didn’t think that design was that old. Anyone know when the Revo was first worn in the NFL?[/quote]

    according to wikipedia it debuted in 2002. What makes you think the pic is from 2000? The pic is named Dillon02.jpg

    http://prod.static.b...
    Looking at the Bengals’ schedules in 2000 ( http://www.jt-sw.com... ) and 2002 ( http://www.jt-sw.com... ), they played the Saints in 2002 and not in 2000.

  • Namhob | July 9, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”338835″][quote comment=”338816″][quote comment=”338803″]Football helmet question…

    Today, Bengals.com features a picture of Corey Dillion from the 2000 season and he is wearing a Riddell Revolution. I didn’t think that design was that old. Anyone know when the Revo was first worn in the NFL?[/quote]

    according to wikipedia it debuted in 2002. What makes you think the pic is from 2000? The pic is named Dillon02.jpg

    http://prod.static.b...
    Looking at the Bengals’ schedules in 2000 http://www.jt-sw.com... and 2002 http://www.jt-sw.com..., they played the Saints in 2002 and not in 2000.[/quote]
    Fixed

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”338799″]I believe he was speaking of THESE as LSU’s rarely-worn whites.[/quote]
    LOL! I clicked on the link and the first photo in that slideshow was two old timers shaking hands on the mound: I was going to post “no, those white shoes with the Velcro closures are worn all the time….” and then the slideshow moved on.

    :-))))

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”338834″]Great band.[/quote]
    Good beat, easy to dance to: I give it a 92.

    BTW, did you see the Disco Demoliton photos in today’s Trib? What were YOU wearing that day? :-)

    My spamword for this post is “Cell”.

  • M.Princip | July 9, 2009 at 11:30 am |

    Yes, great article today Paul. How about those totally awesome large hole mesh jerseys, introduced & banned within a couple years in the early eighties. Made for some interesting displays of the player’s undergarments.

  • Kevin Z. | July 9, 2009 at 11:30 am |

    Readers here have probably noticed this trend, or maybe some of them independently, but it’s interesting how ESPN shows/products have wordmarks with the show title’s abbreviation in the middle. Begs the question of whether they just notice it each time or keep that in mind when naming them.

    http://weblogs.newsd...
    http://i251.photobuc...
    http://www.40-4d.50m...

  • Teebz | July 9, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”338830″][quote comment=”338828″]I never even liked him as a player until he moved to the Kings. [/quote]
    Yes, but remember he didn’t want to move to LA: it was all for the wife’s acting career.

    Wayne, remind me exactly how many Oscars she’s won so far???[/quote]

    That’s entirely incorrect. He was going to be sold and/or traded by 1990 anyway.

    Peter Pocklington attempted to trade Grant Fuhr to the Red Wings before the 1989 season because he was bleeding money. In Jimmy Devellano’s book, he states that Sather and Devellano had a conversation over Fuhr because Pocklington had approached Mike Illitch in an effort to sell Fuhr to the Red Wings.

    Sather freaked when he heard this as he had built the best team in the NHL, and Pock and Slats had a long meeting in which Pock told Slats that somebody was going to have to go.

    When Wayne announced to the world that he was marrying actress Janet Jones, Pocklington called Kings’ owner Bruce McNall and offered up Gretzky for a considerable cash amount. McNall referred it to his hockey people, and Pocklington and Sather orchestrated the trade with LA. The final deal that was worked out had the Oilers trading Gretzky, along with Marty McSorley and Mike Krushelnyski to the Los Angeles Kings for Jimmy Carson, Martin Gelinas, $15 million in cash, and the Kings’ first-round draft picks in 1989, 1991, and 1993.

    One of the major conditions for the trade to go through on Edmonton’s end was that Gretzky had to call Pocklington and formally request a trade to LA, something that had been worked out long before Gretzky even knew he was being dealt. McNall called Gretzky and asked him to make the call so that the deal could be finalized officially.

    The fact that he married an actress was just the reason that Pocklington needed to claim that Gretzky wanted to move to help Janet. The reality was that his real estate empire was failing horribly, and the Oilers were the lynchpin in keeping himself profitable. In making the deal, Pocklington got $15 million and saved considerable money – something he used to salvage keeping Fuhr, Messier, and the rest of the Oilers together for two more seasons.

    Call it what you want, but Gretzky never asked for the trade because he wanted to move for Janet’s sake. He asked for the trade because that’s what he was told to do.

  • Mike Engle | July 9, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”338836″][quote comment=”338835″][quote comment=”338816″][quote comment=”338803″]Football helmet question…

    Today, Bengals.com features a picture of Corey Dillion from the 2000 season and he is wearing a Riddell Revolution. I didn’t think that design was that old. Anyone know when the Revo was first worn in the NFL?[/quote]

    according to wikipedia it debuted in 2002. What makes you think the pic is from 2000? The pic is named Dillon02.jpg

    http://prod.static.b...
    Looking at the Bengals’ schedules in 2000 http://www.jt-sw.com... and 2002 http://www.jt-sw.com..., they played the Saints in 2002 and not in 2000.[/quote]
    Fixed[/quote]
    Then it must be a pre-season game. The NFL Equipment logo debuted as the neckline patch starting in 2002. I remember this very clearly because I was 13 on Super Bowl XXXV (Patriots v Rams, so of course Chris Berman was in town…he was on his way to Emeril’s while I was on my way out), and the Pats became the last non-Reebok team to win the Super Bowl.

  • JTH | July 9, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”338838″][quote comment=”338834″]Great band.[/quote]
    Good beat, easy to dance to: I give it a 92.

    BTW, did you see the Disco Demoliton photos in today’s Trib? What were YOU wearing that day? :-)

    My spamword for this post is “Cell”.[/quote]
    I was probably wearing Garanimals.

  • Steve | July 9, 2009 at 11:38 am |

    Paul, is it possible to post some of the Redskins redesigns mentioned in the ESPN article? As a huge ‘Skins fan, I’m curious with what some other folks came up with.

    Thanks for the great entries this week…it has provided a great escape from my screaming neices and nephews!!

  • JTH | July 9, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”338840″]Readers here have probably noticed this trend, or maybe some of them independently, but it’s interesting how ESPN shows/products have wordmarks with the show title’s abbreviation in the middle. Begs the question of whether they just notice it each time or keep that in mind when naming them.

    http://weblogs.newsd...
    http://i251.photobuc...
    http://www.40-4d.50m...
    Wasn’t the old Ticketmaster logo something along the lines of TICKETMASTER?

    A cursory search gave me no images that looked like that, so I could be wrong.

  • Hott Rodd | July 9, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”338842″][quote comment=”338836″][quote comment=”338835″][quote comment=”338816″][quote comment=”338803″]Football helmet question…

    Today, Bengals.com features a picture of Corey Dillion from the 2000 season and he is wearing a Riddell Revolution. I didn’t think that design was that old. Anyone know when the Revo was first worn in the NFL?[/quote]

    according to wikipedia it debuted in 2002. What makes you think the pic is from 2000? The pic is named Dillon02.jpg

    http://prod.static.b...
    Looking at the Bengals’ schedules in 2000 http://www.jt-sw.com... and 2002 http://www.jt-sw.com..., they played the Saints in 2002 and not in 2000.[/quote]
    Fixed[/quote]
    Then it must be a pre-season game. The NFL Equipment logo debuted as the neckline patch starting in 2002. I remember this very clearly because I was 13 on Super Bowl XXXV (Patriots v Rams, so of course Chris Berman was in town…he was on his way to Emeril’s while I was on my way out), and the Pats became the last non-Reebok team to win the Super Bowl.[/quote]

    They played at the superdome in week one of the preseason, 2000.

  • Hott Rodd | July 9, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”338846″][quote comment=”338842″][quote comment=”338836″][quote comment=”338835″][quote comment=”338816″][quote comment=”338803″]Football helmet question…

    Today, Bengals.com features a picture of Corey Dillion from the 2000 season and he is wearing a Riddell Revolution. I didn’t think that design was that old. Anyone know when the Revo was first worn in the NFL?[/quote]

    according to wikipedia it debuted in 2002. What makes you think the pic is from 2000? The pic is named Dillon02.jpg

    http://prod.static.b...
    Looking at the Bengals’ schedules in 2000 http://www.jt-sw.com... and 2002 http://www.jt-sw.com..., they played the Saints in 2002 and not in 2000.[/quote]
    Fixed[/quote]
    Then it must be a pre-season game. The NFL Equipment logo debuted as the neckline patch starting in 2002. I remember this very clearly because I was 13 on Super Bowl XXXV (Patriots v Rams, so of course Chris Berman was in town…he was on his way to Emeril’s while I was on my way out), and the Pats became the last non-Reebok team to win the Super Bowl.[/quote]

    /quote]

    scratch that, stupid browser auto reverted to 2009

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”338843″]
    I was probably wearing Garanimals.[/quote]
    Quite the little JD, weren’t you? That will make you easy to pick out at that photo exhibition.

  • TommyD | July 9, 2009 at 11:47 am |

    looks like vinnie padilla gained a few lbs since his days here in Philadelphia…

    but then again haven’t we all?

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    Pickup from last night’s posts:

    LI Phil, regarding MSG vs. Oakland/Alameda County: I don’t know all the facts/figures, but I can tell you that the list is in the current edition of ESPN Magazine.

    And BTW, while it’s not in the mag I know that for a long long time Wrigley was the stadium that had hosted the most NFL games: that might no longer be true, but between Giants Stadium and Wrigley there’s two places that almost certainly will remain 1-2 forever.

    Ricko, regarding the pic of Earl Weaver at the Met: I have to admit that I didn’t recognize the vertical light standards. I remembered those heavily cantilevered supports over the third-base side.

    Also, many of my memories of the Met were Bears games when the sky was anything but bright blue. ;-)

  • Kevin Z. | July 9, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”338845″][quote comment=”338840″]Readers here have probably noticed this trend, or maybe some of them independently, but it’s interesting how ESPN shows/products have wordmarks with the show title’s abbreviation in the middle. Begs the question of whether they just notice it each time or keep that in mind when naming them.

    http://weblogs.newsd...
    http://i251.photobuc...
    http://www.40-4d.50m...
    Wasn’t the old Ticketmaster logo something along the lines of TICKETMASTER?

    A cursory search gave me no images that looked like that, so I could be wrong.[/quote]

    Good call!

    http://www.cuc.clare...

  • M.Princip | July 9, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”338844″]Paul, is it possible to post some of the Redskins redesigns mentioned in the ESPN article? As a huge ‘Skins fan, I’m curious with what some other folks came up with.

    Thanks for the great entries this week…it has provided a great escape from my screaming neices and nephews!![/quote]

    I’d like to see the Skins go back to a deeper burgundy colored helmet, with a more modernized feather mohawk decal. Just a fantasy of mine, I know.

  • Greenie | July 9, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”338811″][quote comment=”338806″]I really liked a couple of those Bengals redesigns in Paul’s article:

    Randy Miller –
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Andrew Greenwood –
    http://www.flickr.co...

    The helmet might be a little too Jaguars-esque for my taste, but I like the return to block numbers. Maybe the torso stripes could move to the sleeves and replace the Bengal logo. That would reduce some redundancy in relation to the helmet.

    Andrew keeps the iconic helmet, but cleans up a lot of the color-clash problems on the current unis (white side panels, contrasting sleeve color, etc.)[/quote]
    Yeah. I like Andrew’s design a lot. Tweak that a bit and I think the Bengals have their unis for the 2010 season.[/quote]

    Yay, people like it. And I’d like to add I probably would have used a regular block type, but it wasn’t available in my version of photoshop, so I just picked one that looked interesting as a number font.

    -Andrew

  • Brendan | July 9, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    Can’t find an article, but on the broadcast of the US-Honduras Gold Cup soccer game yesterday, they mentioned that Honduras asked to wear a peace symbol on their jersey which was related to the political events in that country.

    They were turned down by CONCACAF (North America’s governing body for soccer).

  • mtjaws | July 9, 2009 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”338833″]
    Remember “The National”??[/quote]

    I enjoyed an occasional copy of The National as a youngster. It was ambitious, especially including late night west coast scores here in the east, but I enjoyed the sports focus of it. Now, we have the www, but back then we didn’t.

    Next, I liked some of those chess logos, especially Arizona’s scorpion claw A’s. Creative ideas.

    [quote comment=”338800″]Okay, no picture for the Philly girls in the Hawaiian shirts? Sounds like a UniWatch challenge!

    BTW, the grass skirts, etc. would make me that much more likely to remember to vote for Shane.[/quote]

    Their blog hasn’t been updated in awhile, but they do have other pictures for your entertainment.

  • mtjaws | July 9, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    One more thing, but on a new topic.

    The Nationals and Astros are finishing up a rain suspended game from May today, this time in Houston. Washington will still be the home team for this conclusion, then become the road team for the regular night game.

    We’ll have to see if either team wears different uniforms for the two games.

  • LI Phil | July 9, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote]I really liked a couple of those Bengals redesigns in Paul’s article:[/quote]

    for some reason, paul didn’t include my submission :(

    i know i have no skills, but really

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”338832″]Guess no one was reading that mag.

    Apparently, I was. I have a copy of the premier issue, dated October, 1979. Also dug up one from October of ’83. (just can’t bring myself to kill the apostrophe).

    also:

    have him not be interested in sex.

    apparently, he was just not interested in having sex with HER.[/quote]

    Oh, that occurred to me. I was just saying I was surprised no other media picked up the comment. Came across a little like “proect Garvey’s squeaky-clean image”. In the media circus of today would be splashed all over the place.

    —Ricko

  • chance michaels | July 9, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”338850″]And BTW, while it’s not in the mag I know that for a long long time Wrigley was the stadium that had hosted the most NFL games: that might no longer be true, but between Giants Stadium and Wrigley there’s two places that almost certainly will remain 1-2 forever.[/quote]
    In NFL games? Maybe Wrigley, but Giants Stadium will be bumped from the top 2 in the next few years.

    Provided the New York teams move out at the end of this season, it will have been 33 seasons for the Giants plus 25 for the Jets. 58 combined seasons. Lambeau Field is in its 52nd year, with no end in sight.

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”338855″] Now, we have the www, but back then we didn’t.[/quote]

    Exactly! The daily email from TSN is today’s version of “The National”.

    [quote comment=”338855″]Their blog hasn’t been updated in awhile, but they do have other pictures for your entertainment.[/quote]

    I’d dress up as Santa and let those girls boo me any time they wanted.

  • leon | July 9, 2009 at 12:34 pm |

    I’d like to see the Skins go back to a deeper burgundy colored helmet, with a more modernized feather mohawk decal. Just a fantasy of mine, I know.

    The jersey too. You may already know this, but when Lombardi became coach and he wanted to Packerize the uni’s he got some relative of his to do the work and the color ended up being more of a “rose” than the traditional burgundy. When Beathard/Gibbs took over they tried to “AFC” (the dominant conference at the time) the uni’s which made the “gold” look more like yellow. There were other things they changed but I’ve already gone off on this subject more than i had intended. I kinda like the feather up the back of the helmet design from late 50’s/early 60’s as well.

    Have you hailed your skins today?

  • leon | July 9, 2009 at 12:34 pm |

    I’d like to see the Skins go back to a deeper burgundy colored helmet, with a more modernized feather mohawk decal. Just a fantasy of mine, I know.

    The jersey too. You may already know this, but when Lombardi became coach and he wanted to Packerize the uni\’s he got some relative of his to do the work and the color ended up being more of a \”rose\” than the traditional burgundy. When Beathard/Gibbs took over they tried to \”AFC\” (the dominant conference at the time) the uni\’s which made the \”gold\” look more like yellow. There were other things they changed but I\’ve already gone off on this subject more than i had intended. I kinda like the feather up the back of the helmet design from late 50\’s/early 60\’s as well.

    Have you hailed your skins today?

  • leon | July 9, 2009 at 12:37 pm |

    sorry about the double post

    i’m clueless

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”338859″][quote comment=”338850″]And BTW, while it’s not in the mag I know that for a long long time Wrigley was the stadium that had hosted the most NFL games: that might no longer be true, but between Giants Stadium and Wrigley there’s two places that almost certainly will remain 1-2 forever.[/quote]
    In NFL games? Maybe Wrigley, but Giants Stadium will be bumped from the top 2 in the next few years.

    Provided the New York teams move out at the end of this season, it will have been 33 seasons for the Giants plus 25 for the Jets. 58 combined seasons. Lambeau Field is in its 52nd year, with no end in sight.[/quote]

    Ah, I should have remembered ol’ Curley’s place, especially since we just had pictures of it this week! My bad.

    I was thinking about the rapid turnover of stadia more than anything. Giants Stadium, Texas Stadium, Rich Stadium: all considered “old” these days.

    I wonder if Soldier Field gets credit for both before and after renovations: and who decides that?

  • Bernard | July 9, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”338852″][quote comment=”338844″]Paul, is it possible to post some of the Redskins redesigns mentioned in the ESPN article? As a huge ‘Skins fan, I’m curious with what some other folks came up with.

    Thanks for the great entries this week…it has provided a great escape from my screaming neices and nephews!![/quote]

    I’d like to see the Skins go back to a deeper burgundy colored helmet, with a more modernized feather mohawk decal. Just a fantasy of mine, I know.[/quote]

    I absolutely love these concepts! I was randomly thinking about them the other day, but was too lazy to go searching archives. Nice work, man.

  • TommyD | July 9, 2009 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”338855″][quote comment=”338833″]
    Remember “The National”??[/quote]

    I enjoyed an occasional copy of The National as a youngster. It was ambitious, especially including late night west coast scores here in the east, but I enjoyed the sports focus of it. Now, we have the www, but back then we didn’t.

    Next, I liked some of those chess logos, especially Arizona’s scorpion claw A’s. Creative ideas.

    [quote comment=”338800″]Okay, no picture for the Philly girls in the Hawaiian shirts? Sounds like a UniWatch challenge!

    BTW, the grass skirts, etc. would make me that much more likely to remember to vote for Shane.[/quote]

    Their blog hasn’t been updated in awhile, but they do have other pictures for your entertainment.[/quote]

    up until about 9 months ago, there was a yellow-ish “National” coin box on the corner of Spring Garden St & Pennsylvania Ave in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia.

    Considering its last edition was 13 June 1991, a coin box on a street corner 17+ years later is quote impressive.

    I get stopped at a light there almost daily and I often said to myself, I should swipe that collector’s item for my man cave.

    Apparently someone did

  • Namhob | July 9, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”338857″][quote]I really liked a couple of those Bengals redesigns in Paul’s article:[/quote]

    for some reason, paul didn’t include my submission :(

    i know i have no skills, but really[/quote]
    Phil, that away uni definitely screams black for black’s sake…

  • mike 2 | July 9, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”338824″][quote comment=”338821″][quote]You wanna know why I would never spend that kind of money on memorabilia? I could get a day with Gretzky[/quote]

    wait…what?[/quote]

    I’d bet he’d be willing to meet someone who donated $10K in his name.[/quote]

    For $9999 (naturally) you can go to the Gretzky fantasy camp in Phoenix

    http://www.gretzky.c...

    A friend on mine (who’s mentioned in the article) went a couple of years ago and still can’t stop talking about playing with Gretzky and finding out from Gretzky that he was going to be a dad.

  • leon | July 9, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    If you can ignore the cheerleader’s skirt malfunction, is that an ABC mini cam on the sideline?

    Looks like a scene from the “Fortune Cookie”.

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”338863″]If you can ignore the cheerleader’s skirt malfunction, is that an ABC mini cam on the sideline?[/quote]
    The interesting thing his how trusting she is with her purse!

    If it’s a minicam, it’s definitely before it’s time. AFAIK that era didn’t have minicams that size. But the cameraman does have some sort of headphone on: he’s taking directions from someone, so that seems to rule out a local film cameraman.

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”338867″]… a coin box on a street corner 17+ years later is quote impressive.[/quote]
    I guarantee the “coin box” part of that newspaper vending machine was long gone. ;-)

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”338870″]Looks like a scene from the “Fortune Cookie”.[/quote]
    Way too many extras, and not enough neck braces.

    But Cleveland never looked better!

  • Jeff | July 9, 2009 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”338795″]Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Lovely article, but I have to disagree with the Padres’ entry. The “taco” uniforms seem “too seventies.” Yes, I realize they were mostly worn during the eighties, but these really have that eighties feel.

    And that leads to my next question. As terrible as the Pads have been the last few years, isn’t it time for a “re-branding”? Sounds like the time is right for the return of brown and orange…

  • Squiddie | July 9, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”338873″][quote comment=”338870″]Looks like a scene from the “Fortune Cookie”.[/quote]
    Way too many extras, and not enough neck braces.

    But Cleveland never looked better![/quote]
    Anyone for a game of Odd or Even jersey number?

  • Kek | July 9, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”338874″][quote comment=”338795″]Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Lovely article, but I have to disagree with the Padres’ entry. The “taco” uniforms seem “too seventies.” Yes, I realize they were mostly worn during the eighties, but these really have that eighties feel.

    And that leads to my next question. As terrible as the Pads have been the last few years, isn’t it time for a “re-branding”? Sounds like the time is right for the return of brown and orange…[/quote]
    True, but the unis Garvey is wearing were introduced in 1980. Yes, the brown/yellow/orange look was 70s, but THAT styling was specifice to the 80s.

  • Jere | July 9, 2009 at 1:03 pm |

    It must be a Washington thing. I took this picture last month at the Lincoln Memorial. Count the mistakes!

  • TC Lofton | July 9, 2009 at 1:03 pm |

    Boy, Paul… great article, but just a wee bit harsh on my all-time favorite jersey!

    If you’re going to refer to it as a “sports bra”, then you really should be showing a guy like Chuck Person who actually could fill one out…

    or me in a Chuck Person jersey…
    http://i137.photobuc...

  • Johnny O | July 9, 2009 at 1:09 pm |

    Evidently the Brewers Class A affiliate the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, wore Star War themed jerseys on June 7th. Now, they are auctioning them off here:

    http://timberrattler...

    The proceeds go to the Make-a-wish foundation of Wisconsin.

  • Steven | July 9, 2009 at 1:20 pm |

    When Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester takes the mound on Friday night against the Royals, you might notice the yellow glove he is wearing. With that, Lester will start his part of a LIVESTRONG campaign sponsored by Nike that is raising cancer awareness. Lance Armstrong is at the forefront of this initiative.

    Just got that from my Facebook Red Sox feed

  • John | July 9, 2009 at 1:30 pm |

    Good catch on the Orlando Cabrera stirrups. I noticed that last night as well. Too bad it coincided with Adam Kennedy going back to the bell bottoms. Did anyone happen to get a picture of Kennedy before he went back? For a couple games he had what I thought was the Athletics’ wordmark on the top but maybe it was a laundry tag like that D’Backs player had. I was going to get a screenshot but they never showed a closeup.

    Same with Rajai Davis who appeared to have the A’s logo near the bottom of his stirrups. He rarely ever gets in the game but the last time he did, they were logo free stirrups. Maybe it’s just for the home unis.

  • Lutter31 | July 9, 2009 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”338771″]Alright, so did anyone find out which uniform it was that is featured on that Twitter background from yesterday’s Ticker? That shit has been bothering me all night![/quote]

    You were right about it not being VT. I checked their photos on their web-page and noticed they dont have a uni like that. My bad.

  • Dave Mac | July 9, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    Haha. The Charlotte Hornets uniforms became such a staple of the 90s.

    The Toronto Blue Jays uniforms will be one in the future that people say “that’s so awful and so 2000s.”

    I mean, we already know it’s horrible now, but imagine in 20 years or so. Wow.

  • Christopher | July 9, 2009 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”338877″]It must be a Washington thing. I took this picture last month at the Lincoln Memorial. Count the mistakes![/quote]

    Wow! Just… wow. It just keeps getting worse as you read it.

  • Paul | July 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”338878″]Boy, Paul… great article, but just a wee bit harsh on my all-time favorite jersey!

    If you’re going to refer to it as a “sports bra”, then you really should be showing a guy like Chuck Person who actually could fill one out…

    or me in a Chuck Person jersey…
    http://i137.photobuc...
    With Slick, no less. Nice!

  • Berto | July 9, 2009 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”338869″][quote comment=”338824″][quote comment=”338821″][quote]You wanna know why I would never spend that kind of money on memorabilia? I could get a day with Gretzky[/quote]

    wait…what?[/quote]

    I’d bet he’d be willing to meet someone who donated $10K in his name.[/quote]

    For $9999 (naturally) you can go to the Gretzky fantasy camp in Phoenix

    http://www.gretzky.c...

    A friend on mine (who’s mentioned in the article) went a couple of years ago and still can’t stop talking about playing with Gretzky and finding out from Gretzky that he was going to be a dad.[/quote]

    How did Gretzky know your friend was going to be a dad?

  • chance michaels | July 9, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”338886″][quote comment=”338869″][quote comment=”338824″][quote comment=”338821″][quote]You wanna know why I would never spend that kind of money on memorabilia? I could get a day with Gretzky[/quote]

    wait…what?[/quote]

    I’d bet he’d be willing to meet someone who donated $10K in his name.[/quote]

    For $9999 (naturally) you can go to the Gretzky fantasy camp in Phoenix

    http://www.gretzky.c...

    A friend on mine (who’s mentioned in the article) went a couple of years ago and still can’t stop talking about playing with Gretzky and finding out from Gretzky that he was going to be a dad.[/quote]

    How did Gretzky know your friend was going to be a dad?[/quote]
    I think she meant he threatened, in public, to kill her.

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 2:25 pm |

    Well, one thing we learned this week:
    an effective line for picking up 20-year-old women…
    “Hi…Can I buy you an Escalade?”

  • Teebz | July 9, 2009 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”338888″]Well, one thing we learned this week:
    an effective line for picking up 20-year-old women…
    “Hi…Can I buy you an Escalade?”[/quote]

    Too soon, Ricko.

  • leon | July 9, 2009 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”338888″]Well, one thing we learned this week:
    an effective line for picking up 20-year-old women…
    “Hi…Can I buy you an Escalade?”[/quote]

    bet she was a tight’un
    :)

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”338889″][quote comment=”338888″]Well, one thing we learned this week:
    an effective line for picking up 20-year-old women…
    “Hi…Can I buy you an Escalade?”[/quote]

    Too soon, Ricko.[/quote]

    Oh, okay, I’ll stick with my trusty, “You’d be worth a Viagra.”

  • M.Princip | July 9, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”338866″][quote comment=”338852″][quote comment=”338844″]Paul, is it possible to post some of the Redskins redesigns mentioned in the ESPN article? As a huge ‘Skins fan, I’m curious with what some other folks came up with.

    Thanks for the great entries this week…it has provided a great escape from my screaming neices and nephews!![/quote]

    I’d like to see the Skins go back to a deeper burgundy colored helmet, with a more modernized feather mohawk decal. Just a fantasy of mine, I know.[/quote]

    I absolutely love these concepts! I was randomly thinking about them the other day, but was too lazy to go searching archives. Nice work, man.[/quote]

    Thanks Bernard. I think the best compliment I got was when Curtis(Helmet Hut) said he really liked this updated set. This coming from a man who started his passion for football helmets solely off of the Redskins feather mohawk helmet. Too bad the NFL doesn’t allow for an alternate helmet, the same way they allow for an alternate color jersey. Then, maybe this retro/modern type concept could stand a chance.

  • Michael Lewis | July 9, 2009 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”338836″][quote comment=”338835″][quote comment=”338816″][quote comment=”338803″]Football helmet question…

    Today, Bengals.com features a picture of Corey Dillion from the 2000 season and he is wearing a Riddell Revolution. I didn’t think that design was that old. Anyone know when the Revo was first worn in the NFL?[/quote]

    according to wikipedia it debuted in 2002. What makes you think the pic is from 2000? The pic is named Dillon02.jpg

    http://prod.static.b...
    Looking at the Bengals’ schedules in 2000 http://www.jt-sw.com... and 2002 http://www.jt-sw.com..., they played the Saints in 2002 and not in 2000.[/quote]
    Fixed[/quote]

    Also, the pic of Corey has the Bengals jerseys being made by Reebok. In 2000, they were manufactured by Puma.

  • Michael Lewis | July 9, 2009 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”338893″][quote comment=”338836″][quote comment=”338835″][quote comment=”338816″][quote comment=”338803″]Football helmet question…

    Today, Bengals.com features a picture of Corey Dillion from the 2000 season and he is wearing a Riddell Revolution. I didn’t think that design was that old. Anyone know when the Revo was first worn in the NFL?[/quote]

    according to wikipedia it debuted in 2002. What makes you think the pic is from 2000? The pic is named Dillon02.jpg

    http://prod.static.b...
    Looking at the Bengals’ schedules in 2000 http://www.jt-sw.com... and 2002 http://www.jt-sw.com..., they played the Saints in 2002 and not in 2000.[/quote]
    Fixed[/quote]

    Also, the pic of Corey has the Bengals jerseys being made by Reebok. In 2000, they were manufactured by Puma.[/quote]

    Dammit! Forgot my link:

    http://photos.upi.co...

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”338769″]Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians will be wearing Negro League uniforms on Saturday night. Detroit will be wearing the Detroit Stars uniforms.[/quote]

    This will be at least the third time the Tigers have worn those Stars unis, right?

    —Ricko

  • leon | July 9, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    When Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester takes the mound on Friday night against the Royals, you might notice the yellow glove he is wearing.

    Wonder if the batters will notice? Or the home-plate umpire?

  • Michael Lewis | July 9, 2009 at 2:36 pm |

    A look at the “Home” blacks. Again, Puma.

    http://photos.upi.co...

  • LarryB | July 9, 2009 at 2:37 pm |
  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 2:48 pm |

    Oh yeah, seeing the Broncos ski helmet today and the Big Ben wannabe yesterday reminded me that I haven’t been biking in a while with this: http://farm3.static....

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 2:49 pm |

    Somewhere a collector is screaming “Nooooo!”

    http://farm4.static....

    Hey, I had it for 25 years – it was time to put it on something…

  • Squiddie | July 9, 2009 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”338898″]squiddie, Thanks for posting those. I looked for Ohio State photos before but had not in a while. The Buckeyes wearing those unique padded helmets[/quote]

    Unfortunately, the essay must have been on the students and not the game. Lots of homecoming parties and crowd shots. Here are a few more.

    Ohio State take the field

    Injured player

    Ohio State kicks off (Look! It’s Bucky!)

  • Brian | July 9, 2009 at 2:53 pm |

    Does anyone know if the caps the Rays will be wearing on the 11th will be this design or this one? I might be going to the game and would like to know which cap to wear.

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”338898″][quote comment=”338863″]1961 University of Wisconsin football team with W on the front of the helmet

    And a W on the back of the helmet in case you missed the front

    Another shot from the front

    Ohio State their homecoming opponent

    If you can ignore the cheerleader’s skirt malfunction, is that an ABC mini cam on the sideline?[/quote]

    squiddie, Thanks for posting those. I looked for Ohio State photos before but had not in a while. The Buckeyes wearing those unique padded helmets[/quote]

    I have a few shots of those unis, and those helmets. When I stumble across them again, I’ll post ’em.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 2:57 pm |

    First color photo I’ve seen of these Cal jerseys.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1240|293%3A1|294%3A50

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”338805″]re: ESPN column.

    And the 70s get all the shit for their oddball, inventive unis?
    Seems the 80s did just fine in the department.
    Was good to some bright colors again, though
    Certainly a far cry from somber, black-as-a-near-necessity oriented designs of today, huh.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yes, the bright colors were a welcome change. Great article – now it’s all 80s music on my ipod while I read the comments. Just wait – some more 80s unis coming to a weekend post near you…

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm |

    William & Mary on the cover of Street & Smith’s?
    Yessireee.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1240|293%3A1|294%3A50

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 3:01 pm |

    Now THERE’S a Navy helmet for you.
    And the Middies in white pants, too.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1240|293%3A1|294%3A50

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”338831″][quote comment=”338827″]guess i read that wrong…i thought you could just pay gretz 10K and like “rent” him out or something[/quote]
    Hockey: the world’s second-oldest profession.[/quote]

    One-liner of the day candidate!

  • Squiddie | July 9, 2009 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”338906″]William & Mary on the cover of Street & Smith’s?
    Yessireee.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1240|293%3A1|294%3A50

    —Ricko[/quote]

    And I said, “Whoah no! William and Mary won’t do now.”

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”338873″][quote comment=”338870″]Looks like a scene from the “Fortune Cookie”.[/quote]
    Way too many extras, and not enough neck braces.

    But Cleveland never looked better![/quote]

    Yeah, Cleveland does look good in black and white. In living color…

    By the way, did anyone else grow up thinking life was in black and white until the ’60s? I remember watching an old movie when I was about 5 or 6. I turned to my sister and asked, “So when did color come into the world, anyway?”

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”338896″]When Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester takes the mound on Friday night against the Royals, you might notice the yellow glove he is wearing.[/quote]
    ANOTHER Micheal Jackson tribute?

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”338910″]Yeah, Cleveland does look good in black and white. In living color…[/quote]
    When exactly did the Flats fall out of favor as the nightclub-ish area?

  • Frank Mercogliano | July 9, 2009 at 3:24 pm |

    No screencap, but in the 6th inning, R.A. Dickey is pitching for the Twins, and he is wearing stirrups, although so low it’s hard to tell.

    Frank

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”338910″][quote comment=”338873″][quote comment=”338870″]Looks like a scene from the “Fortune Cookie”.[/quote]
    Way too many extras, and not enough neck braces.

    But Cleveland never looked better![/quote]

    Yeah, Cleveland does look good in black and white. In living color…

    By the way, did anyone else grow up thinking life was in black and white until the ’60s? I remember watching an old movie when I was about 5 or 6. I turned to my sister and asked, “So when did color come into the world, anyway?”[/quote]

    Also interesting how those who have known nothing BUT color fill in the blanks. When my daughter was just about 3 she sat next to me while I watched THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON on American Movie Classics one rainy Saturday afternoon. The film is, of course, black and white (and she later referred to it as “THE CREATURE FROM THE GOON”).

    That night, just for the heck of it, I asked her, “Katie, what color is the creature from the goon?” Without missing a beat, she said, “Green”, and looked at me like it was a really stupid question.

    —Ricko

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”338909″]
    And I said, “Whoah no! William and Mary won’t do now.”[/quote]

    (I) tried to warn ya
    ‘Bout Ricko and Daddy Teebz

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”338914″]looked at me like it was a really stupid question.[/quote]
    I get that a lot, even when it isn’t a really stupid question.

  • LarryB | July 9, 2009 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”338903″][quote comment=”338898″][quote comment=”338863″]1961 University of Wisconsin football team with W on the front of the helmet

    And a W on the back of the helmet in case you missed the front

    Another shot from the front

    Ohio State their homecoming opponent

    If you can ignore the cheerleader’s skirt malfunction, is that an ABC mini cam on the sideline?[/quote]

    squiddie, Thanks for posting those. I looked for Ohio State photos before but had not in a while. The Buckeyes wearing those unique padded helmets[/quote]

    I have a few shots of those unis, and those helmets. When I stumble across them again, I’ll post ’em.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Thanks Ricko, I am always on the hunt for that eras Buckeye helmets and uniforms

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”338889″]Too soon, Ricko.[/quote]
    Ah, she’s brainless.

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”338917″][quote comment=”338903″][quote comment=”338898″][quote comment=”338863″]1961 University of Wisconsin football team with W on the front of the helmet

    And a W on the back of the helmet in case you missed the front

    Another shot from the front

    Ohio State their homecoming opponent

    If you can ignore the cheerleader’s skirt malfunction, is that an ABC mini cam on the sideline?[/quote]

    squiddie, Thanks for posting those. I looked for Ohio State photos before but had not in a while. The Buckeyes wearing those unique padded helmets[/quote]

    I have a few shots of those unis, and those helmets. When I stumble across them again, I’ll post ’em.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Thanks Ricko, I am always on the hunt for that eras Buckeye helmets and uniforms[/quote]

    I believe Duke wore that helmet, too. And Baylor for one season.
    Color’s wiggy on this. Unis were royal. But here’s Duke…
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    I may have a clipping of a magazine ad for those helmets, too.
    Who made ’em, Dunlop or someone like that?

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”338912″][quote comment=”338910″]Yeah, Cleveland does look good in black and white. In living color…[/quote]
    When exactly did the Flats fall out of favor as the nightclub-ish area?[/quote]

    Within the last ten years. Only time I went up there was to take a friend of mine to a bachelorette party. I just drove around for a while, but finally I went back and they weren’t finished. They talked me into coming in, and let me tell you, there’s no such thing as a “lady” at a bachelorette party…

    I take that back. I was there twice – went after an Indians game almost 20 years ago. I don’t remember much about that night.

    I don’t miss going there. If you’re going to a sporting event in Cleveland, take a little drive to Whitey’s Booze and Burgers in Richfield after the game. Fantastic burgers. THAT’s where you should have a Uni Watch party!

  • Steven | July 9, 2009 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”338911″][quote comment=”338896″]When Red Sox left-hander Jon Lester takes the mound on Friday night against the Royals, you might notice the yellow glove he is wearing.[/quote]
    ANOTHER Micheal Jackson tribute?[/quote]

    Not Quite he is doing it for the month of July as part of the LIVESTRONG campaign he is teaming up with… remember he beat cancer as well..

  • Squiddie | July 9, 2009 at 3:45 pm |

    Speaking of Cleveland football, was this lettering on the hill always there or was it special for this game?

    (It was a special game, after all.)

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”338922″]Speaking of Cleveland football, was this lettering on the hill always there or was it special for this game?

    (It was a special game, after all.)[/quote]

    Raymond Berry beats…Erich Barnes, maybe? (did he do a stint with Browns at end of his career?)

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”338922″]Speaking of Cleveland football, was this lettering on the hill always there or was it special for this game?

    (It was a special game, after all.)[/quote]

    If the photographer would have moved to the right a bit, we could have had another scoreboard photo to guess.

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”338923″][quote comment=”338922″]Speaking of Cleveland football, was this lettering on the hill always there or was it special for this game?

    (It was a special game, after all.)[/quote]

    Raymond Berry beats…Erich Barnes, maybe? (did he do a stint with Browns at end of his career?)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Nope, Barnes joined Browns the following season (’65). That #49 DB is Walter Beach, who had been with the original Patriots and was one of the earliest players to go from the AFL to the NFL, which was not the typical order.

    (I had time to look it up after all)

    —Ricko

  • Lose R | July 9, 2009 at 3:54 pm |

    Smoking in the boys Room!

    http://img216.images...

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”338926″]Smoking in the boys Room!

    http://img216.images...

    That was kinda “Have a Heater for Harry”, wasn’t it?
    (not a joke, had to do with Kalas’ death, right?)

  • Lose R | July 9, 2009 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”338926″]Smoking in the boys Room!

    http://img216.images...
    Should have mentioned, this was from an early season Kalas tribute, so may be a repeat

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”338920″]
    Within the last ten years. Only time I went up there was to take a friend of mine to a bachelorette party. [/quote]Well, that shows how long it’s been since I was there. That was the area to take business travelers way back when.

    [quote comment=”338920″]I just drove around for a while, but finally I went back and they weren’t finished.[/quote]
    I’m somewhat frightned to ask “finished with what or whom?”

    [quote comment=”338920″]…Whitey’s Booze and Burgers…[/quote] They pass Marketing 101: they quickly tell the customer what they are selling.

  • coachie | July 9, 2009 at 4:02 pm |

    When in Akron make sure to visit Skyway burgers.

    That Mets “longball” shirt makes me sad. There’s just nothing doing here. I made a funny (I think) photoshop image of Omar fiddling while new Shea burns which I’ve posted here:

    http://sheahey.blogs...

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”338930″]When in Akron make sure to visit Skyway burgers.

    That Mets “longball” shirt makes me sad. There’s just nothing doing here. I made a funny (I think) photoshop image of Omar fiddling while new Shea burns which I’ve posted here:

    http://sheahey.blogs...

    Yes, Skyway is good, and they’re building one right next to Akron U.’s new downtown football facility…get ready to gag…Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium. “I’m Calling It The Rubber Bowl.”

    Swenson’s has good burgers in Akron as well.

    Liked the photoshop image. My Dad’s USA Today Sports Weekly did a piece about the “power outage” at the new Shea. Haven’t started reading it yet.

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”338929″][quote comment=”338920″]
    Within the last ten years. Only time I went up there was to take a friend of mine to a bachelorette party. [/quote]Well, that shows how long it’s been since I was there. That was the area to take business travelers way back when.

    [quote comment=”338920″]I just drove around for a while, but finally I went back and they weren’t finished.[/quote]
    I’m somewhat frightned to ask “finished with what or whom?”[/quote]

    The party. If there was a whom, he was gone by then…

  • LI Phil | July 9, 2009 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”338879″]Evidently the Brewers Class A affiliate the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers, wore Star War themed jerseys on June 7th. Now, they are auctioning them off here:

    http://timberrattler...

    The proceeds go to the Make-a-wish Make-it-stop foundation of Wisconsin.[/quote]

    (fixed) that’s 2x today

  • Kurt | July 9, 2009 at 4:31 pm |

    Got a jersey foul on Skip Schumaker.

    Also was hearing about Arguello last night – not sure that was suicide – somebody shooting himself through the HEART??

  • Brendan | July 9, 2009 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”338931″][quote comment=”338930″]When in Akron make sure to visit Skyway burgers.

    That Mets “longball” shirt makes me sad. There’s just nothing doing here. I made a funny (I think) photoshop image of Omar fiddling while new Shea burns which I’ve posted here:

    http://sheahey.blogs...

    Yes, Skyway is good, and they’re building one right next to Akron U.’s new downtown football facility…get ready to gag…Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium. “I’m Calling It The Rubber Bowl.”

    Swenson’s has good burgers in Akron as well.

    Liked the photoshop image. My Dad’s USA Today Sports Weekly did a piece about the “power outage” at the new Shea. Haven’t started reading it yet.[/quote]

    I’m partial to Menches Brothers at Canal Park. Not an Akron native, but I eat there when I go to Aeros games.

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”338932″]The party. If there was a whom, he was gone by then…[/quote]
    Literally, and probably figuratively too.

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 4:58 pm |

    Burgers…Akron…

    I have to bring this up since we’re talking about them: http://www.akron.com...

    My favorite paragrpah – “The deadline to compete in other contests has passed, but festival-goers can watch Bobbing for Burgers, the Ohio Hamburger Eating Competition, the Miss Hamburger Festival Contest and the Restaurant Best Burger Contest on Saturday. On Sunday, contests will include the Baby Hamburger Contest and the Amateur Best Burger Contests.”

    I’ll pass, because I just competed in (and won) a burger contest, but the Bobbing for Burgers thing intrigues me. If they’re swimming in gravy I may have to check this out after all.

    Miss Hamburger – every girl’s dream I’m sure. Wonder if the runner-up thinks, “What am I, chopped liver?”

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 5:06 pm |

    “Miss Hamburger – every girl’s dream I’m sure.”

    Hmmm…perhaps there’s a market for…
    “I’m Calling It The Whopper”
    t-shirts.

  • =bg= | July 9, 2009 at 5:07 pm |

    OK.
    The Bengals look is a disaster. This is what they need.
    http://www.bengals.c...
    Recognize it?

    PS; The Vancouver Canucks IMO—that big V thing—worst ever ever ever ever.

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”338938″]”Miss Hamburger – every girl’s dream I’m sure.”

    Hmmm…perhaps there’s a market for…
    “I’m Calling It The Whopper”
    t-shirts.[/quote]

    That’s what she’s supposed to say…

  • TomV | July 9, 2009 at 5:09 pm |

    Reading over yesterdays comments…

    Does this

    http://www.geocities...

    Remind anyone of this?

    http://sportslogos.n...

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”338939″]OK.
    The Bengals look is a disaster. This is what they need.
    http://www.bengals.c...
    Recognize it?[/quote]

    I dig old-school, but the Bengals need to find a happy medium. They went from bland to garish without stopping at cool. Although the helmets have grown on me.

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”338940″][quote comment=”338938″]”Miss Hamburger – every girl’s dream I’m sure.”

    Hmmm…perhaps there’s a market for…
    “I’m Calling It The Whopper”
    t-shirts.[/quote]

    That’s what she’s supposed to say…[/quote]

    Well, the market would be guys buying it for their girlfriend/wife to wear to the game with him. That’s what I was thinking. Y’know…subtle, understated, classy.

    Beats hell out of “I’M WITH STUPID”, anyway.

  • Brandon | July 9, 2009 at 5:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”338902″]Does anyone know if the caps the Rays will be wearing on the 11th will be this design or this one? I might be going to the game and would like to know which cap to wear.[/quote]

    The hat T.K. was holding up in the broadcast was the second link you posted. Wish mine still fit. Even with it being a wool 59/50 I don’t think It would stretch 3 sizes and still feel right.
    Damn I miss the old Wool 59/50’s

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”338943″][quote comment=”338940″][quote comment=”338938″]”Miss Hamburger – every girl’s dream I’m sure.”

    Hmmm…perhaps there’s a market for…
    “I’m Calling It The Whopper”
    t-shirts.[/quote]

    That’s what she’s supposed to say…[/quote]

    Well, the market would be guys buying it for their girlfriend/wife to wear to the game with him. That’s what I was thinking. Y’know…subtle, understated, classy.

    Beats hell out of “I’M WITH STUPID”, anyway.[/quote]

    And the girlfriend/wife’s friends could buy her a “Where’s the Beef?” t-shirt…

    They still make “I’m with Stupid” shirts? They used to advertise those in comic books looooong ago.

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”338942″][quote comment=”338939″]OK.
    The Bengals look is a disaster. This is what they need.
    http://www.bengals.c...
    Recognize it?[/quote]

    I dig old-school, but the Bengals need to find a happy medium. They went from bland to garish without stopping at cool. Although the helmets have grown on me.[/quote]

    For what it’s worth, when I get home I’ll re-post the “retouch job” I did of the Bengals with Princeton-style stripes on the compression shirt sleeves. It was…interesting, I guess. Very vintage feel to it, but still with today’s tight, no-sleeve jerseys (also known as the “life jacket look”).

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 5:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”338945″][quote comment=”338943″][quote comment=”338940″][quote comment=”338938″]”Miss Hamburger – every girl’s dream I’m sure.”

    Hmmm…perhaps there’s a market for…
    “I’m Calling It The Whopper”
    t-shirts.[/quote]

    That’s what she’s supposed to say…[/quote]

    Well, the market would be guys buying it for their girlfriend/wife to wear to the game with him. That’s what I was thinking. Y’know…subtle, understated, classy.

    Beats hell out of “I’M WITH STUPID”, anyway.[/quote]

    And the girlfriend/wife’s friends could buy her a “Where’s the Beef?” t-shirt…

    They still make “I’m with Stupid” shirts? They used to advertise those in comic books looooong ago.[/quote]

    How about, for people not dating anyone…
    I WAS WITH STUPID
    BUT HE GOT LOST.
    AGAIN.

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 5:30 pm |

    Like the shirt idea, Ricko.

    Hmm, Princeton-style sleeves for the Bengals. Gives me an idea. Can someone photoshop the old Tiger-Cats and make them orange and black?

  • JTH | July 9, 2009 at 5:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”338947″][quote comment=”338945″][quote comment=”338943″][quote comment=”338940″][quote comment=”338938″]”Miss Hamburger – every girl’s dream I’m sure.”

    Hmmm…perhaps there’s a market for…
    “I’m Calling It The Whopper”
    t-shirts.[/quote]

    That’s what she’s supposed to say…[/quote]

    Well, the market would be guys buying it for their girlfriend/wife to wear to the game with him. That’s what I was thinking. Y’know…subtle, understated, classy.

    Beats hell out of “I’M WITH STUPID”, anyway.[/quote]

    And the girlfriend/wife’s friends could buy her a “Where’s the Beef?” t-shirt…

    They still make “I’m with Stupid” shirts? They used to advertise those in comic books looooong ago.[/quote]

    How about, for people not dating anyone…
    I WAS WITH STUPID
    BUT HE GOT LOST.
    AGAIN.[/quote]
    For the happy couple:
    His and Hers.

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 5:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”338948″]Like the shirt idea, Ricko.

    Hmm, Princeton-style sleeves for the Bengals. Gives me an idea. Can someone photoshop the old Tiger-Cats and make them orange and black?[/quote]

    I also did the 49ers with the stripes on the compression shirt. I’ll post them both in a couple of hours.

  • Fight | July 9, 2009 at 5:43 pm |

    [quote comment=\”338939\”]OK.
    The Bengals look is a disaster. This is what they need.
    http://www.bengals.c...
    Recognize it?[/quote]

    BG, if they ever went back to this look I may consider re-upping my season\’s tickets

  • anotherguy | July 9, 2009 at 5:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”338951″]BG, if they ever went back to this look I may consider re-upping my season\’s tickets[/quote]
    I’ll admit to being a strong traditionalist-and I quite agree, not only was there nothing wrong with this look they CERTAINLY downgraded with the tiger stripes.

  • LarryB | July 9, 2009 at 6:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”338919″][quote comment=”338917″][quote comment=”338903″][quote comment=”338898″][quote comment=”338863″]1961 University of Wisconsin football team with W on the front of the helmet

    And a W on the back of the helmet in case you missed the front

    Another shot from the front

    Ohio State their homecoming opponent

    If you can ignore the cheerleader’s skirt malfunction, is that an ABC mini cam on the sideline?[/quote]

    squiddie, Thanks for posting those. I looked for Ohio State photos before but had not in a while. The Buckeyes wearing those unique padded helmets[/quote]

    I have a few shots of those unis, and those helmets. When I stumble across them again, I’ll post ’em.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Thanks Ricko, I am always on the hunt for that eras Buckeye helmets and uniforms[/quote]

    I believe Duke wore that helmet, too. And Baylor for one season.
    Color’s wiggy on this. Unis were royal. But here’s Duke…
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    I may have a clipping of a magazine ad for those helmets, too.
    Who made ’em, Dunlop or someone like that?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Duke did wear those too as did Harvard and BYU and maybe a couple of others. Duke may have worn them first or one of the first. I have a color picture of Duke vs Ohio State in 1959 and Duke had them before the Buckeyes did. McGregor made the early ones as far as I know

  • LarryB | July 9, 2009 at 6:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”338931″][quote comment=”338930″]When in Akron make sure to visit Skyway burgers.

    That Mets “longball” shirt makes me sad. There’s just nothing doing here. I made a funny (I think) photoshop image of Omar fiddling while new Shea burns which I’ve posted here:

    http://sheahey.blogs...

    Yes, Skyway is good, and they’re building one right next to Akron U.’s new downtown football facility…get ready to gag…Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium. “I’m Calling It The Rubber Bowl.”

    Swenson’s has good burgers in Akron as well.

    Liked the photoshop image. My Dad’s USA Today Sports Weekly did a piece about the “power outage” at the new Shea. Haven’t started reading it yet.[/quote]

    I am an hour away from Akron. My brother used to live in Ravenna so we went to a couple games in Akron and Kent. The old Rubber Bowl was filled for an early season Kent Akron game.

    As a kid my dad took me to see Massillon end Niles long win streak. I think Earle Bruce former OSU coach was coaching at Massillon at that time.

    And interesting posts about the Bengals unif and some history. I always heard that Paul Brown sort of took Massillon’s colors of the Bengals black and orange.

    And As for Akron burgers is Swensons the place that adds brown sugar to the meat or was that Menches? I think Swensons did and they were good

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 6:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”338950″][quote comment=”338948″]Like the shirt idea, Ricko.

    Hmm, Princeton-style sleeves for the Bengals. Gives me an idea. Can someone photoshop the old Tiger-Cats and make them orange and black?[/quote]

    I also did the 49ers with the stripes on the compression shirt. I’ll post them both in a couple of hours.[/quote]

    Slightly ahead of my timetable, here are…
    The Bengals…
    http://farm4.static....
    The 49ers…
    http://farm3.static....
    Both with the stripes on the compression shirt rather than the jersey. Interesting concept, allows for elbow-length or wrist-length sleeves, striped according to the team design. Besides, the NFL probably would sell a shitload of the offcially striped compression shirts.

    —Ricko

  • Hickory | July 9, 2009 at 6:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”338857″][quote]I really liked a couple of those Bengals redesigns in Paul’s article:[/quote]

    for some reason, paul didn’t include my submission :(

    i know i have no skills, but really[/quote]

    This reminds me of:

    http://www.miss-amaz...

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 6:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”338954″][quote comment=”338931″][quote comment=”338930″]When in Akron make sure to visit Skyway burgers.

    Yes, Skyway is good, and they’re building one right next to Akron U.’s new downtown football facility…get ready to gag…Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium. “I’m Calling It The Rubber Bowl.”

    Swenson’s has good burgers in Akron as well.

    I am an hour away from Akron. My brother used to live in Ravenna so we went to a couple games in Akron and Kent. The old Rubber Bowl was filled for an early season Kent Akron game.

    As a kid my dad took me to see Massillon end Niles long win streak. I think Earle Bruce former OSU coach was coaching at Massillon at that time.

    And interesting posts about the Bengals unif and some history. I always heard that Paul Brown sort of took Massillon’s colors of the Bengals black and orange.

    And As for Akron burgers is Swensons the place that adds brown sugar to the meat or was that Menches? I think Swensons did and they were good[/quote]

    I believe Swenson’s adds applesauce. Whatever they use it’s good. Whitey’s burgers beat all of them, however.

    You know, until I read this post…it never occured to me, but for years Kent State played at Dix Stadium while Akron played at the Rubber Bowl.
    Guess collectively they were trying to practice safe football…

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 7:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”338955″][quote comment=”338950″][quote comment=”338948″]Like the shirt idea, Ricko.

    Hmm, Princeton-style sleeves for the Bengals. Gives me an idea. Can someone photoshop the old Tiger-Cats and make them orange and black?[/quote]

    I also did the 49ers with the stripes on the compression shirt. I’ll post them both in a couple of hours.[/quote]

    Slightly ahead of my timetable, here are…
    The Bengals…
    http://farm4.static....
    The 49ers…
    http://farm3.static....
    Both with the stripes on the compression shirt rather than the jersey. Interesting concept, allows for elbow-length or wrist-length sleeves, striped according to the team design. Besides, the NFL probably would sell a shitload of the offcially striped compression shirts.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’d buy them! Fantastic idea. How about compression shirts with TV numbers? I used to like this look on the Giants: http://images.google...

    Two of my all-time favorite unis in that pic.

  • mmwatkin | July 9, 2009 at 7:01 pm |

    I never thought I would see Brandon Inge as an all-star…

    Well, with him and Victorino we will have a double flapper and high socks!

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 7:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”338957″][quote comment=”338954″][quote comment=”338931″][quote comment=”338930″]You know, until I read this post…it never occured to me, but for years Kent State played at Dix Stadium while Akron played at the Rubber Bowl.
    Guess collectively they were trying to practice safe football…[/quote]

    Reminds me of the old joke around town – Did you hear they want to put a roof on the Rubber Bowl? They’d call it the ConDome.

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 7:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”338958″][quote comment=”338955″][quote comment=”338950″][quote comment=”338948″]Like the shirt idea, Ricko.

    Hmm, Princeton-style sleeves for the Bengals. Gives me an idea. Can someone photoshop the old Tiger-Cats and make them orange and black?[/quote]

    I also did the 49ers with the stripes on the compression shirt. I’ll post them both in a couple of hours.[/quote]

    Slightly ahead of my timetable, here are…
    The Bengals…
    http://farm4.static....
    The 49ers…
    http://farm3.static....
    Both with the stripes on the compression shirt rather than the jersey. Interesting concept, allows for elbow-length or wrist-length sleeves, striped according to the team design. Besides, the NFL probably would sell a shitload of the offcially striped compression shirts.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’d buy them! Fantastic idea. How about compression shirts with TV numbers? I used to like this look on the Giants: http://images.google...

    Two of my all-time favorite unis in that pic.[/quote]

    TVs on compression shirts certainly would be doable, if not real practical. I know that moving stripes to the compression shirts allows for the more traditional 4″ TVs (in some cases like ’50s/’60s Rams, even larger), most definitely.

    —Ricko

  • rjcoy06 | July 9, 2009 at 7:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”338813″][quote comment=”338812″]Hey Teebz (or any other hockey fans) –

    Got an extra $10,000 laying around? Spend it on this beauty: http://www.scpauctio...

    You wanna know why I would never spend that kind of money on memorabilia? I could get a day with Gretzky in exchange for donating that kind of money to a charity of his choice.

    $10K is insane for a $250 jersey. And that’s probably why it has no bids.[/quote]

    As a game worn hockey jersey collector, I have few things to add. People have to be careful when buying any game worn Gretzky Oilers jerseys from the Nike era. It is a known fact in the game worn community, that a lot of old Oilers jerseys from the era had the name and numbers removed and recrested with Gretzky name and numbers then sold as such. Also the fact that it is authenticated by Lou Lampson is why nobody is bidding. Most collectors know that a Lou Lampson LOA is not worth the paper it is written on. He will authenticate a jersey as anything you want him to say it is.

  • rjcoy06 | July 9, 2009 at 7:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”338931″][quote comment=”338930″]When in Akron make sure to visit Skyway burgers.

    That Mets “longball” shirt makes me sad. There’s just nothing doing here. I made a funny (I think) photoshop image of Omar fiddling while new Shea burns which I’ve posted here:

    http://sheahey.blogs...

    Yes, Skyway is good, and they’re building one right next to Akron U.’s new downtown football facility…get ready to gag…Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium. “I’m Calling It The Rubber Bowl.”

    Swenson’s has good burgers in Akron as well.

    Liked the photoshop image. My Dad’s USA Today Sports Weekly did a piece about the “power outage” at the new Shea. Haven’t started reading it yet.[/quote]

    I was in Akron for an Aeros game earlier this summer. My wife and I made a point to stop a Swensons. I didn’t like it that much, but she loved the Galley Boy.

  • Ricko | July 9, 2009 at 7:52 pm |

    This is real quick & dirty, but thought I’d see what Packers would look like with stripes on the compression shirts…and TV’s moved down their Starr-era position.
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko

  • =bg= | July 9, 2009 at 8:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”338951″][quote comment=\”338939\”]OK.
    The Bengals look is a disaster. This is what they need.
    http://www.bengals.c...
    Recognize it?[/quote]

    BG, if they ever went back to this look I may consider re-upping my season\’s tickets[/quote]

    Yeah, I had season tickets for 73 thru 77, and those unis are old Paul Brown style. Virgil Carter, Paul Robinson, Dave Lewis, Bill Bergey. They play in PB Stadium, why not the look. Those current ones are..what’s the right word?

    Garish.

    That’s the ticket. Garish.

  • Paul Lukas | July 9, 2009 at 8:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”338844″]Paul, is it possible to post some of the Redskins redesigns mentioned in the ESPN article? As a huge ‘Skins fan, I’m curious with what some other folks came up with.[/quote]

    Nobody submitted any ’Skins redesigns. Lots of people just nominated the ’Skins as a team that could use a makeover.

  • timmy b | July 9, 2009 at 8:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”338922″]Speaking of Cleveland football, was this lettering on the hill always there or was it special for this game?

    (It was a special game, after all.)[/quote]

    I recall a photo of the 1963 MLB all-star game from behind home plate with Ken McBride throwing to Willie Mays and the “CLEVELAND” lettering was visible behind the cyclone fence in center field.

    I think the attendance for this all-star game was 44,000 or so. Municipal Stadium was barely half-full.

  • mike 2 | July 9, 2009 at 8:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”338886″][quote comment=”338869″][quote comment=”338824″][quote comment=”338821″][quote]You wanna know why I would never spend that kind of money on memorabilia? I could get a day with Gretzky[/quote]

    wait…what?[/quote]

    I’d bet he’d be willing to meet someone who donated $10K in his name.[/quote]

    For $9999 (naturally) you can go to the Gretzky fantasy camp in Phoenix

    http://www.gretzky.c...

    A friend on mine (who’s mentioned in the article) went a couple of years ago and still can’t stop talking about playing with Gretzky and finding out from Gretzky that he was going to be a dad.[/quote]

    How did Gretzky know your friend was going to be a dad?[/quote]

    It was in the article – he was away at fantasy camp, she was back home and found out they were expecting, she called down to the camp and made arrangements for Gretzky to be the one to tell him (and celebrate impending parenthood with him by drinking Dom out of the Stanley Cup).

  • mike 2 | July 9, 2009 at 8:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”338967″][quote comment=”338844″]Paul, is it possible to post some of the Redskins redesigns mentioned in the ESPN article? As a huge ‘Skins fan, I’m curious with what some other folks came up with.[/quote]

    Nobody submitted any ’Skins redesigns. Lots of people just nominated the ’Skins as a team that could use a makeover.[/quote]

    Probably a bunch of people thinking that the team needs a new name, with a uniform redesign to follow?

  • aflfan | July 9, 2009 at 8:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”338838″][quote comment=”338834″]Great band.[/quote]
    Good beat, easy to dance to: I give it a 92.

    BTW, did you see the Disco Demoliton photos in today’s Trib? What were YOU wearing that day? :-)

    My spamword for this post is “Cell”.[/quote]

    I remember that night the game was suppose to be on TV here in Detroit. It was a twi-night doubleheader. They came on and the first game was finishing up. Then all heck broke loose between games.

  • Steve | July 9, 2009 at 8:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”338967″][quote comment=”338844″]Paul, is it possible to post some of the Redskins redesigns mentioned in the ESPN article? As a huge ‘Skins fan, I’m curious with what some other folks came up with.[/quote]

    Nobody submitted any ’Skins redesigns. Lots of people just nominated the ’Skins as a team that could use a makeover.[/quote]

    Hey Paul, I submitted a redesign. Did you check your e-mail?

  • aflfan | July 9, 2009 at 9:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”338895″][quote comment=”338769″]Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians will be wearing Negro League uniforms on Saturday night. Detroit will be wearing the Detroit Stars uniforms.[/quote]

    This will be at least the third time the Tigers have worn those Stars unis, right?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    At least. I think it is more than that

  • aflfan | July 9, 2009 at 9:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”338973″][quote comment=”338895″][quote comment=”338769″]Detroit Tigers and the Cleveland Indians will be wearing Negro League uniforms on Saturday night. Detroit will be wearing the Detroit Stars uniforms.[/quote]

    This will be at least the third time the Tigers have worn those Stars unis, right?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    At least. I think it is more than that[/quote]

    OK, looked it up on the Tigers website and it is the 15th annual game. Don’t know if they wore the Stars uni’s in all of the 14 previous games.

  • mtjaws | July 9, 2009 at 10:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”338856″]One more thing, but on a new topic.

    The Nationals and Astros are finishing up a rain suspended game from May today, this time in Houston. Washington will still be the home team for this conclusion, then become the road team for the regular night game.

    We’ll have to see if either team wears different uniforms for the two games.[/quote]

    To finish off my own monologue, the Nats in road grey prevailed in the 11th over the Astros in home white pinstripes.

    Then in the second game, they are wearing the same uniforms. Yay for no alt reds!

  • Jerry | July 9, 2009 at 10:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”338959″]I never thought I would see Brandon Inge as an all-star…

    Well, with him and Victorino we will have a double flapper and high socks![/quote]

    +1

  • Brian | July 9, 2009 at 10:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”338944″][quote comment=”338902″]Does anyone know if the caps the Rays will be wearing on the 11th will be this design or this one? I might be going to the game and would like to know which cap to wear.[/quote]

    The hat T.K. was holding up in the broadcast was the second link you posted. Wish mine still fit. Even with it being a wool 59/50 I don’t think It would stretch 3 sizes and still feel right.
    Damn I miss the old Wool 59/50’s[/quote]
    Mine is actually one with those old 90’s style plastic adjustable straps in the back. Cheesy as heck, but I can still wear the cap I got for my 8th birthday. I was kinda hoping they would wear the cap design from 99-00 rather than 98, but beggars can’t be choosers.

  • mtjaws | July 9, 2009 at 10:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”338977″][quote comment=”338944″][quote comment=”338902″]Does anyone know if the caps the Rays will be wearing on the 11th will be this design or this one? I might be going to the game and would like to know which cap to wear.[/quote]

    The hat T.K. was holding up in the broadcast was the second link you posted. Wish mine still fit. Even with it being a wool 59/50 I don’t think It would stretch 3 sizes and still feel right.
    Damn I miss the old Wool 59/50’s[/quote]
    Mine is actually one with those old 90’s style plastic adjustable straps in the back. Cheesy as heck, but I can still wear the cap I got for my 8th birthday. I was kinda hoping they would wear the cap design from 99-00 rather than 98, but beggars can’t be choosers.[/quote]

    Have the Rays ever worn those old uniforms in a throwback game? I know they’ve warn the St. Pete Pelicans and Tampa Tarpons, but wonder if they’ve worn their own oldies.

  • Johnny O | July 9, 2009 at 10:45 pm |

    Every once in a while, the Brewers have a movie night at Miller Park. Well, what would an event be without a logo? I think this one is pretty sweet:

    http://milwaukee.bre...

    More info here:
    http://milwaukee.bre...

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 10:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”338964″]This is real quick & dirty, but thought I’d see what Packers would look like with stripes on the compression shirts…and TV’s moved down their Starr-era position.
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Works for me! I don’t actually need jersey sleeves – just the illusion of them. Submit this idea to the Acme Compression Shirt Company (or whoever makes them) pronto.

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 11:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”338970″][quote comment=”338967″][quote comment=”338844″]Paul, is it possible to post some of the Redskins redesigns mentioned in the ESPN article? As a huge ‘Skins fan, I’m curious with what some other folks came up with.[/quote]

    Nobody submitted any ’Skins redesigns. Lots of people just nominated the ’Skins as a team that could use a makeover.[/quote]

    Probably a bunch of people thinking that the team needs a new name, with a uniform redesign to follow?[/quote]

    Like this? http://www.throwback...

    My anti-spam word: better.

  • u2-horn | July 9, 2009 at 11:06 pm |

    Mariners catcher Rob Johnson still has a 4ALS sticker on his catching helmet.

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 11:14 pm |

    Just found a site with some great black & white USFL photos: http://sportsimage.b...

    Oh, and on the ever-evolving new USFL site, there’s a little tribute to Steve McNair: http://www.newusfl.c...

  • LI Phil | July 9, 2009 at 11:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”338983″]Just found a site with some great black & white USFL photos: http://sportsimage.b...

    Oh, and on the ever-evolving new USFL site, there’s a little tribute to Steve McNair: http://www.newusfl.c...

    is that the immortal brian sipe on the usfl site?

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 11:22 pm |

    From the same site that had the USFL pics comes this soccer fashion statement:

    The Packers have the Cheeseheads, but the MLS’ Houston Dynamo have the Tacoheads http://texassportsim...

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 11:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”338984″][quote comment=”338983″]Just found a site with some great black & white USFL photos: http://sportsimage.b...

    Oh, and on the ever-evolving new USFL site, there’s a little tribute to Steve McNair: http://www.newusfl.c...

    is that the immortal brian sipe on the usfl site?[/quote]

    Yep.

  • JimV19 | July 9, 2009 at 11:28 pm |

    Logo creep alert – like the stripes, but not the adidas logo on these Houston Dynamo socks http://texassportsim...

  • Nick | July 9, 2009 at 11:39 pm |

    ANY of the BENGALS redesigns would be an immense improvement – I favor the Charcoal/Burnt Orange design with the new helmet logo. How about the 1968 uni with a new helmet logo, and the Alternate being the unsed ORANGE jersey with black numerals used in the original NFL.AFL promo materials?

    AIRFORCE – a step BACKWEARD by ading the black. Last years Silver/Gray pants and numerals, paired with the White helmet, gave them a unique, distictive, classy – even a bit military – look that would and should serve them well. Ading the Black makes them just another trendy 8th Grade team – TEN YEARS TOO LATE !!!

    WYOMING – 2002 called and want their useless, overcopied piping back. What’s the point?

    MIAMI, OH – Like the Bicentenniel logo, but other than that they are pretty BORING without detail or tradition. Just crack open an older yearbook, pick a good former uni, and copy that look.

    How hard can it be?

  • Berto | July 9, 2009 at 11:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”338969″][quote comment=”338886″][quote comment=”338869″][quote comment=”338824″][quote comment=”338821″][quote]You wanna know why I would never spend that kind of money on memorabilia? I could get a day with Gretzky[/quote]

    wait…what?[/quote]

    I’d bet he’d be willing to meet someone who donated $10K in his name.[/quote]

    For $9999 (naturally) you can go to the Gretzky fantasy camp in Phoenix

    http://www.gretzky.c...

    A friend on mine (who’s mentioned in the article) went a couple of years ago and still can’t stop talking about playing with Gretzky and finding out from Gretzky that he was going to be a dad.[/quote]

    How did Gretzky know your friend was going to be a dad?[/quote]

    It was in the article – he was away at fantasy camp, she was back home and found out they were expecting, she called down to the camp and made arrangements for Gretzky to be the one to tell him (and celebrate impending parenthood with him by drinking Dom out of the Stanley Cup).[/quote]

    Wow. Great story. Sorry I didn’t read the article I was at work with limited time.

    I found out I was going to be dad on the way home from a Red Sox fantasy camp reunion at Fenway. If only Yaz could have been the one to tell eh?

  • Berto | July 10, 2009 at 12:01 am |

    [quote comment=”338981″][quote comment=”338970″][quote comment=”338967″][quote comment=”338844″]Paul, is it possible to post some of the Redskins redesigns mentioned in the ESPN article? As a huge ‘Skins fan, I’m curious with what some other folks came up with.[/quote]

    Nobody submitted any ’Skins redesigns. Lots of people just nominated the ’Skins as a team that could use a makeover.[/quote]

    Probably a bunch of people thinking that the team needs a new name, with a uniform redesign to follow?[/quote]

    Like this? http://www.throwback...

    My anti-spam word: better.[/quote]

    I have Wash-Fed mesh cap from baaaaack in the day.

    (Funny, my anti-spam word is also “better”)

  • Brendan | July 10, 2009 at 12:03 am |

    [quote comment=”338954″][quote comment=”338931″][quote comment=”338930″]When in Akron make sure to visit Skyway burgers.

    That Mets “longball” shirt makes me sad. There’s just nothing doing here. I made a funny (I think) photoshop image of Omar fiddling while new Shea burns which I’ve posted here:

    http://sheahey.blogs...

    Yes, Skyway is good, and they’re building one right next to Akron U.’s new downtown football facility…get ready to gag…Summa Field at InfoCision Stadium. “I’m Calling It The Rubber Bowl.”

    Swenson’s has good burgers in Akron as well.

    Liked the photoshop image. My Dad’s USA Today Sports Weekly did a piece about the “power outage” at the new Shea. Haven’t started reading it yet.[/quote]

    I am an hour away from Akron. My brother used to live in Ravenna so we went to a couple games in Akron and Kent. The old Rubber Bowl was filled for an early season Kent Akron game.

    As a kid my dad took me to see Massillon end Niles long win streak. I think Earle Bruce former OSU coach was coaching at Massillon at that time.

    And interesting posts about the Bengals unif and some history. I always heard that Paul Brown sort of took Massillon’s colors of the Bengals black and orange.

    And As for Akron burgers is Swensons the place that adds brown sugar to the meat or was that Menches? I think Swensons did and they were good[/quote]

    Menches is the place that adds brown sugar.

  • Nick | July 10, 2009 at 12:09 am |

    REPEAT WITH CORRECTIONS …

    ANY of the BENGALS redesigns would be an immense improvement – I favor the Charcoal/Burnt Orange design with the new helmet logo. How about the 1968 uni with a new helmet logo, and the Alternate Jersey being the UNUSED ORANGE jersey with black numerals used in the original 1968 NFL/AFL promotional materials?

    AIRFORCE – a step BACKWEARD by adding the black. Last year’s Silver/Gray pants and numerals, paired with the White helmet, gave them a unique, distictive, classy – even a bit military – look that would and should serve them well. Adding the Black makes them just another trendy 8th Grade team – TEN YEARS TOO LATE !!!

    WYOMING – 2002 called and want their useless, over-copied piping back. What’s the point?

    MIAMI, OH – Like the Bicentenniel logo, but other than that they are pretty BORING without detail or tradition. Just crack open an older yearbook, pick a good former uni, and copy that look.
    How hard can it be?

  • Nick | July 10, 2009 at 12:32 am |

    I am in Louisiana and I am a bit of an LSU fan. LSU has distictive, one-of-a-kind NCAA unis, particularly the jerseys. There is absolutely NO NEED to place an “LSU” wordmark on the chest – NONE.

    Except to sell more cheaply made $79.99 Nike replica jerseys, as they can not bother to produce LSU authentics

  • JimV19 | July 10, 2009 at 1:11 am |

    Hey Tecmo guys:
    http://www.geocities...

  • Robbie | July 10, 2009 at 1:16 am |

    Interesting forum post on the difference between replica & authentic Manchester City FC kits.
    http://bluemoon-mcfc...

  • chance michaels | July 10, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”338964″]This is real quick & dirty, but thought I’d see what Packers would look like with stripes on the compression shirts…and TV’s moved down their Starr-era position.
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]
    That’s pretty cool, Ricko. I’ve been working on something similar for my blog.

    Here’s my version.

    Hadn’t thought to move the TV numbers down, though.

  • yellowporchhokie | July 10, 2009 at 5:18 pm |

    Great ESPN article, Paul….After watching many of the “America’s Game” episodes about teams from the 80’s on the NFL Network, I have a much deeper appreciation for unis during that time period. Made me realize how crappy modern uniforms are (See Bengals, Buccanners, 49ers, Vikings, Dolphins, on and on). Did anyone see the Chargers wearing yellow pants? BEAUTIFUL!