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What I Did on My Summer Vacation

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Man, I’ve gotta do that more often.

Actually, it wasn’t as much of a sabbatical as you might think, since I produced three ESPN columns during the blog’s 19-day hiatus (in case you missed them, they’re here, here, and here) and will have another one running either tomorrow or Thursday. In short: Vacation my ass.

Still, I’m not gonna lie: It was nice to be able to spend an afternoon at a bar (or at the movies, or shopping for new eyeglasses, or kayaking, or buying a new laptop, or working in the garden, or napping, or looking at illustrations for a possible new tattoo, among several other recent midday activities) without worrying about exactly how many e-mails from y’all were piling up back at the office. By the same token, however, I’m looking forward to getting back into the uni-related swing of things now that my batteries have been recharged. Or to put it another way, yes, I missed you too.

I did manage to sneak in a little getaway, as Kirsten and I took advantage of a cheap fare and scooted off on a four-day jaunt to Chicago, where we had the high privilege of meeting The Man himself, Mr. Robert Marshall. I’ll get to him in a minute, but first here are some highlights from the rest of the trip (with special thanks to Kirsten, who was a kick-ass travel buddy and also took most of the photos you’re about to see):

• We ate a lot — like, a lot, including stops at Superdawg, Marie’s Tavern, Hot Doug’s, Honey 1 BBQ (sorry, no photo, although this shot I found on someone else’s Flickr page sums it up pretty well), several excellent breakfast joints, and probably a few other places that I’ve forgotten about. Unfortunately, my favorite barbecue joint, Lem’s, was closed for vacation. Lazy fucks — who goes on a vacation in late August?!

• Chicago is too close to Milwaukee for me to resist, so we spent one day on a quick side trip to my favorite city (thanks for that pin, Kirsten). While we were there we ate at the always-wonderful Jake’s Deli, checked out the amazing botanical gardens at the Domes, met up with my friends Julie and Johnie at Koz’s Mini-Bowl, went to an excellent Friday-night fish fry at Fritz’s, ate custard at Leon’s (not as good as Kopp’s, don’tcha know, but so much prettier at night), visited my favorite bar (although Marcy wasn’t working, so things didn’t feel quite right), and stayed at a motel with lots of very nice signage. Now that’s a day well spent.

• Speaking of signage, Chicago is such an amazing town for signs of all sorts. Yes, there’s tons of great neon, but even the big signs in the grocery store windows that say “Seedless Grapes, 29¢/lb” seem to be rendered with more hand-painted craft than the ones here in NYC. I became mildly obsessed with these grocery signs during the course of our trip, but somehow I neglected to take any photos of them. Man, that always happens to me — either I’m taking too many photos or I’m taking none. Now why is that?

• On our final day in town we had brunch with my buddy Bob Weston. I liked his hot dog shirt so much that I bought one for myself as soon as we got home. (If you want one too, it’s available here.) Then we spent the rest of the day looking at famous buildings and hanging out in Millenium Park (yes, we spent our obligatory few minutes gawking at the bean, which is pretty damn cool).

But the highlight of the trip was definitely meeting Señor Marshall, who put together a big back yard party and cornhole tourney for the occasion. This was my first time ever tossing the bags, and I’d like to think I acquitted myself reasonably well. Robert, who likes to give everyone their own nom de cornhole, tried to name me Bagabond, but I renamed myself the Brown-Bagger.

It was a swell afternoon all around, as we got to meet Robert’s better half, the lovely Katherine Perryman (that’s her in the center, flanked by my longtime Chi-town buddy Tim Adams and Tim’s galpal Karen Kane; the two ladies are also shown here), along with lots of other groovy folks, plus Robert cooked up a serious Mexicano feast, much to everyone’s enjoyment.

Afterward, we walked over to Robert’s studio, which was a very odd experience for me. On the one hand, there were all these things I’d seen and even written about in recent months: the Big 10 bowling set, the hand-painted tabletop hockey figurines, the bobblehead castings, the Uni Watch Stirrup Club inventory, the Baltimore-themed cat-bowling scoresheet, the furballs. But then there was also Robert’s stained-glass art, much of which blew me away.

One thing I really, really admire about Robert is that he never settles for something being “pretty good.” He takes everything he works on, great and small, to its highest level of awesomeness, and his studio was sprinkled with all sorts of little reminders of this, from the Fischer Price Little People that he uses as drawer pulls to the feline-ized SI covers on his fridge. He also showed me this homemade Strat-O-Matic set he once made, which is essentially an art project in itself.

And as many of you have learned first-hand, Robert’s style is characterized by an amazing generosity of spirt. Look, he even made me a miniature bags set as a souvenir! How great is that? Robert, if you’re reading this — and I know you are — please accept my most heartfelt thanks, not only for a wonderful day but also for setting such a high bar and reminding me to work harder and be better. Seriously, dude, it’s inspiring.

And on that corny note, we’ll bring today’s main entry to a close. A short Ticker follows (and tomorrow’s will probably be short too, because I’ll be spending most of today on a family-related errand), but we’ll get back to jam-packed Tickers soon enough, along with new raffles and other good stuff. My thanks to everyone who sent “Hurry back, I miss Uni Watch!” notes, and even greater thanks to those who were tempted to send Ticker material but then thought, “Nah, I’d better not — he’s on vacation.” It was good to be gone, but it’s even better to be back.

Uni Watch News Ticker: I just about blew a gasket a few days ago when Brooks Simpson pointed out that NHL rookies all had the Reebok logo on their socks during a recent photo shoot (additional examples here). But when I contacted Reebok to inquire about this, I was told the following: “There will not be Reebok logos on socks this season. It appears the players were wearing our Gamewear socks — which consumers can buy in all NHL team patterns/colors etc. — for the photo shoot.” Phew. … Wonderful old LSU football photo here. … Check out this shot of Lou Piniella. Sure looks like his jersey has alternating blue and gray buttons, no? (Excellent catch by Mark Kaplowitz). … Here’s a shot I hadn’t seen before of the Mets’ ice cream man cap from 1997. Of particular note: Lance Johnson appears to be wearing a windbreaker under his jersey (with thanks to Trevor Williams). … Completely amazing photo of Sammy Baugh here. (with thanks to Greg Buchanan). … I’m not sure what to think of this, but Matt Englander suggests that it “walks a very fine line re: animal cruelty.” … Lots of negative feedback for NC State’s new hoops uniform (thanks, Phil). … It was Photo Day at Busch Stadium last Sunday, and one fan brought more than her camera. “When Ryan saw the sign, he waved to her and started a friendly conversation,” reports David Vines. “Nice day all around.” … Y’know, maybe i should just go back on vacation after all.

 

210 comments to What I Did on My Summer Vacation

  • Oregon Duck | September 1, 2009 at 8:08 am |

    THANK GOD!!!

    I missed you!

  • Mike Hersh | September 1, 2009 at 8:09 am |

    Welcome back!

  • Oregon Duck | September 1, 2009 at 8:22 am |

    BTW, Is that a real dog? (Steeler’s poodle)

  • TJ | September 1, 2009 at 8:29 am |

    I saw greg zaun wearing stirrups in a recent game. Is this something he has been doing or is this a fairly new development. I have never noticed it before.

  • glen | September 1, 2009 at 8:30 am |

    life has meaning once again.

  • Paul Lukas | September 1, 2009 at 8:37 am |

    [quote comment=”345444″]I saw greg zaun wearing stirrups in a recent game. Is this something he has been doing or is this a fairly new development. I have never noticed it before.[/quote]

    He’s been doing it on and off since joining the Rays.

  • Marc M. | September 1, 2009 at 8:39 am |

    [quote comment=”345443″]BTW, Is that a real dog? (Steeler’s poodle)[/quote]
    Oh, the poodle is real, check this out… http://www.examiner....

  • Beardface | September 1, 2009 at 8:44 am |

    WELCOME BACK!!!

    UniWatch comes back 2 days before the official start of the college football season? Oh joyous week! Its like Christmas in September!

    …now don’t you ever do that again!!! ;-)

    As for uni-news, per the Hokies’ website, VT is wearing maroon with white pants this weekend, and Bama is wearing all-white. That is of note because the maroon on white is a combination that VT has not worn with their new uni-set. (assuming its the ‘new’ look we sported last year and not the maroon ‘throwbacks’ we will be wearing at some point this year) VT fans are being encoraged to wear maroon and Bama fans are being encouraged to wear white. It’ll probably end up orange and crimson… lol

  • Peter | September 1, 2009 at 8:45 am |

    Welcome back!!

    (and thanks Teebz, reading your daily was such a great addition to my day, now Ive added it to my daily routine)…

    SO much: New Minnesota Wild Uni’s, Inconsistent JETS patches and a myriad of NFL Uni stuff…

  • josh's twin | September 1, 2009 at 8:51 am |

    Welcome back. Sounds like you had a great time. You should come back around Passover; Hot Dougs does a Hillel sausage made from ground pascal lamb, matzah meal and horseradish. Did you try the duck fat fries?

  • Jack | September 1, 2009 at 8:52 am |

    Great to have you back, Paul! I now have something to do when I wake up.

  • dwight | September 1, 2009 at 8:53 am |

    In the words of Ralphie from “A Christmas Story”: “All seemed right with the world”. Hope you enjoyed the vaca Paul, and welcome “back”.

  • Kevin G. | September 1, 2009 at 8:56 am |

    Paul, welcome back… How could you have gone to Superdawg and not taken a picture of the giant wieners on top of the building???

  • not Osama | September 1, 2009 at 9:00 am |

    Glad you are back, missed uniwatch, don’t you ever leave us again, etc. and now back to really important issues like Brett Favre has switched to a Schutt Air Advantage helmet (which is the foam padded AIR offspring’s offspring of the 70’s Bike helmet). I know he wore a AIR foam padded briefly with the Packers but for the most part it has been a Riddell (WD 1 model I believe). In fact the first few days of his arrival at mini camp he was wearing a Riddell. Sorry I don’t know how to do photos or screen grabs for proof: (

  • Paul Lukas | September 1, 2009 at 9:10 am |

    [quote comment=”345449″]SO much: New Minnesota Wild Uni’s, Inconsistent JETS patches and a myriad of NFL Uni stuff…[/quote]

    Inconsistent Jets patches? Details, please.

  • pbryantr | September 1, 2009 at 9:10 am |

    Welcome back, Paul. Glad you had a nice holiday. I wanted to add that I agree with you about Robert Marshall being an inspiration! I can’t ever envision myself being as energetic and prolific like him, but I can only aspire! (Besides, he did a kick-ass job on the stirrup buy — I’m pleased with my Sawx stirrups.)

  • Paul Lukas | September 1, 2009 at 9:11 am |

    [quote comment=”345450″]Did you try the duck fat fries?[/quote]

    We weren’t there on the right day for that (only offered on Friday, or whatever it is).

  • Mike Engle | September 1, 2009 at 9:12 am |

    That a way to schedule a vacation to miss your FAVORITE event, the Little League World Series. (No, I didn’t watch a minute of it either.)
    In other news, Aaron Heilman had stirrups the other day. Not only were they fairly high (lots of white sani), but they also had the cap C logo on them.

  • Paul Lukas | September 1, 2009 at 9:13 am |

    [quote comment=”345453″]Paul, welcome back… How could you have gone to Superdawg and not taken a picture of the giant wieners on top of the building???[/quote]

    We did! I just didn’t link to that one….

  • Paul Lukas | September 1, 2009 at 9:14 am |

    [quote comment=”345458″]That a way to schedule a vacation to miss your FAVORITE event, the Little League World Series. (No, I didn’t watch a minute of it either.)
    In other news, Aaron Heilman had stirrups the other day. Not only were they fairly high (lots of white sani), but they also had the cap C logo on them.[/quote]

    Heilman’s been wearing stirrups for the past few months. But I hadn’t seen him wearing the C-logo version — thanks for that tip!

  • Hott Rodd | September 1, 2009 at 9:16 am |

    *Sigh* The world makes sense again. I swear the next time you go on vacation, you should just leave the comments open on the we’re closed post, so that we can all leave you nasty notes when you get back.

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 9:17 am |

    Wow! This looks like a way cool site. You guys talk about unis an’ stuff like that here?

    (Welcome back, Paul)

    —Ricko

  • Peter | September 1, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    Re: Jets patches: (at work, sorry for lack of pics): It’s really nothing new, but the location of where the shoulder patches are sewn on are consistently off…if you look @ where Sanchez’s is, and then look at a few of the line men, it’s more the placement of the patch (the ones I am specifically referencing are actually covering the lines on the shoulder)…it drives me insane that the patches are off and someone keeps their job…this has been going on ever since the switch in 98…trying to find pics for evidence

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 9:22 am |

    A giant chrome pancreas?
    http://farm3.static....

    Came from a giant chrome hog, no doubt (ref: Sandburg’s homage to City of Big Shoulders).

  • Scott Little | September 1, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    Sweet Lou’s jersey:
    Those buttons reflect light very well. Check the direction of the buttons, and you’ll see the reason for the phantom color changes.

  • Steve | September 1, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    Welcome back from a well deserved vacation.

  • Mike Engle | September 1, 2009 at 9:28 am |

    Oops. Reprint, reformatted.
    [quote comment=”345460″][quote comment=”345458″]That a way to schedule a vacation to miss your FAVORITE event, the Little League World Series. (No, I didn’t watch a minute of it either.)
    In other news, Aaron Heilman had stirrups the other day. Not only were they fairly high (lots of white sani), but they also had the cap C logo on them.[/quote]

    Heilman’s been wearing stirrups for the past few months. But I hadn’t seen him wearing the C-logo version — thanks for that tip![/quote]
    I THINK it was last Saturday. Photos are proving to be elusive.

  • Joe | September 1, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    Welcome back Paul!
    I noticed during the Indians-Orioles series over the weekend that Matt LaPorta wears an undershirt with one long sleeve (pic here). At first I thought it was to keep his throwing arm warm, but it’s on his glove arm. I also thought it may be something to do with batting, since it’s his front arm, but he doesn’t wear any kind of armor. Does anyone know what this is for or how common it is?

  • Shaftman | September 1, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    Welcome back Paul!!!!

    As far as the Lance Johnson’s “windbreaker” goes, I believe he’s actually wearing their dugout jacket under the uniform….I can’t find a photo but those orange stripes around neck and cuffs are consistent with what they wore in 1997.

    I’ll keep looking for a good photo to prove it.

  • Peter | September 1, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    I do have a legit complaint though about the NYG jersey’s…they look like that they are soooo tight, that it’s warping the NOB (and those look like that they are cheap heat pressings vs. sewn nameplates)…are the NYG using a different material?

    Just watch any highlights from this pre-season, especially from the NYJ game…

  • Adam | September 1, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    Welcome back Paul!

    A link for your viewing pleasure…

    http://www.fansedge....

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    Tome to Dodgers, eh?

    Well, he alone will provide photos of the four basic baseball uni colors in high stirrupless socks. A one-man sample catalog.

    Navy and Red: Indians
    Red again: Phillies
    Black: White Sox
    Royal: Dodgers

    (Not to mention red, black and royal cleats).

    —Ricko

  • Joe | September 1, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    Better pic of LaPorta’s sleeves here.

  • Paul Lukas | September 1, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”345470″]Welcome back Paul!
    I noticed during the Indians-Orioles series over the weekend that Matt LaPorta wears an undershirt with one long sleeve (pic here). At first I thought it was to keep his throwing arm warm, but it’s on his glove arm. I also thought it may be something to do with batting, since it’s his front arm, but he doesn’t wear any kind of armor. Does anyone know what this is for or how common it is?[/quote]

    Melvin Mora, same thing.

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    Let’s make that “Thome”.

    My bad.

  • Joe | September 1, 2009 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”345474″]Tome to Dodgers, eh?

    Well, he alone will provide photos of the four basic baseball uni colors in high stirrupless socks. A one-man sample catalog.

    Navy and Red: Indians
    Red again: Phillies
    Black: White Sox
    Royal: Dodgers

    (Not to mention red, black and royal cleats).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I don’t know if he did this the entire time in Cleveland, but Thome wore stirrups over colored sanis in Cleveland.

  • Juan Grande | September 1, 2009 at 9:37 am |

    Paul, it’s great to have and Uni Watch back!

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”345476″][quote comment=”345470″]Welcome back Paul!
    I noticed during the Indians-Orioles series over the weekend that Matt LaPorta wears an undershirt with one long sleeve (pic here). At first I thought it was to keep his throwing arm warm, but it’s on his glove arm. I also thought it may be something to do with batting, since it’s his front arm, but he doesn’t wear any kind of armor. Does anyone know what this is for or how common it is?[/quote]

    Melvin Mora, same thing.[/quote]

    Some guys do that if that arm drags along he ground when they slide. Keeps that elbow from getting all scunned up without having to wear a big ol’ pad or something.

    —Ricko

  • Nick | September 1, 2009 at 9:38 am |

    And while we’re at it, I say that Vegas Gold is the pits … The color of weak Cat p#ss !!!

    All teams wearing Gold in their unis should use the real Old Gold used by UT Chattanooga … YEAH !!!

    While we are at it, DITCH THE BLACK – and the TEAL, and the PURPLE, unless you were wearing it prior to 1985 !!!

    Welcome back, Paul and the rest of the UW family !!! It’s ben a looooooong 18 days.

  • Joe | September 1, 2009 at 9:39 am |

    [quote comment=”345480″][quote comment=”345476″][quote comment=”345470″]Welcome back Paul!
    I noticed during the Indians-Orioles series over the weekend that Matt LaPorta wears an undershirt with one long sleeve (pic here). At first I thought it was to keep his throwing arm warm, but it’s on his glove arm. I also thought it may be something to do with batting, since it’s his front arm, but he doesn’t wear any kind of armor. Does anyone know what this is for or how common it is?[/quote]

    Melvin Mora, same thing.[/quote]

    Some guys do that if that arm drags along he ground when they slide. Keeps that elbow from getting all scunned up without having to wear a big ol’ pad or something.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I hadn’t thought of that. Thanks.

  • Hank | September 1, 2009 at 9:42 am |

    Now that looked like a fun vaca. Great to have the site back up, never realized how boring my office job really is without this place to pass the time.

    (1) Slingin’ Sammy’s Redskin logo looks like a Chicago Blackhawks knock-off. Or maybe it’s the other way around?

    (2) Reebok claims no logo socks for real games? Really? OK, and the check is in the mail. And, the doctor will see you shortly.

  • TBDRO | September 1, 2009 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=”345476″][quote comment=”345470″]Welcome back Paul!
    I noticed during the Indians-Orioles series over the weekend that Matt LaPorta wears an undershirt with one long sleeve (pic here). At first I thought it was to keep his throwing arm warm, but it’s on his glove arm. I also thought it may be something to do with batting, since it’s his front arm, but he doesn’t wear any kind of armor. Does anyone know what this is for or how common it is?[/quote]

    Melvin Mora, same thing.[/quote]
    Several Tampa Bay Rays (including Bartlett, Crawford, Longoria, and Upton) do this as well.

  • Nick | September 1, 2009 at 9:44 am |

    During the hiatus I got to see the Cincy Bengals live and in person at the Superdome vs. the Saints …. The Bengals wore Black over Black …. HIDEOUS !!!

    On the good side, and I hope I am not tempting/jinxing fate, but the Saints have worn Gold pants for all three preseason games so far …. Let’s hope that they hung them out on the clothesline long enough to fade a bit and then donated the whole miserable set of dark, stripeless leotards to the Browns !!!

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”345485″]During the hiatus I got to see the Cincy Bengals live and in person at the Superdome vs. the Saints …. The Bengals wore Black over Black …. HIDEOUS !!!

    On the good side, and I hope I am not tempting/jinxing fate, but the Saints have worn Gold pants for all three preseason games so far …. Let’s hope that they hung them out on the clothesline long enough to fade a bit and then donated the whole miserable set of dark, stripeless leotards to the Browns !!![/quote]

    “Dear Lord, please don’t let the Great Mangini think Browns fans are clamouring for the all-brown monochrome leotard Tootsie Roll look. Thank you.”

    —Ricko

  • Adam | September 1, 2009 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”345485″]During the hiatus I got to see the Cincy Bengals live and in person at the Superdome vs. the Saints …. The Bengals wore Black over Black …. HIDEOUS !!!

    On the good side, and I hope I am not tempting/jinxing fate, but the Saints have worn Gold pants for all three preseason games so far …. Let’s hope that they hung them out on the clothesline long enough to fade a bit and then donated the whole miserable set of dark, stripeless leotards to the Browns !!![/quote]

    The all black wouldn’t be bad, if not for the random white armpit and side panels. The all black bengals was actually my “guilty pleasure uni” a couple of months ago.

  • WSCopic | September 1, 2009 at 9:54 am |

    Paul,

    Glad you had a nice trip. Looks like fun, I wanted some of that food from the backyard bags tournament.

    Just wanted to say that it is great to have Uni-watch back on-line. It wasn’t near as bad as I thought it would be…..(twitches)….

    :D

    On the Piniella shirt, it kind of looks like alternating gray and black, but it also looks like just the button in the middle of the “New York” may be gray (to keep it from distracting from the logo?) and the other one two below is turned a bit catching the light differently.

    Also, did I mention that it is great to have ya back?

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 9:55 am |

    “Dear Lord, please don’t let the Great Mangini think Browns fans are clamouring for the all-brown monochrome leotard Tootsie Roll TWO-LEGGED DOG TURD look. Thank you.”

    Fixed.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | September 1, 2009 at 9:57 am |

    [quote comment=”345469″]Oops. Reprint, reformatted.
    [quote comment=”345460″][quote comment=”345458″]That a way to schedule a vacation to miss your FAVORITE event, the Little League World Series. (No, I didn’t watch a minute of it either.)
    In other news, Aaron Heilman had stirrups the other day. Not only were they fairly high (lots of white sani), but they also had the cap C logo on them.[/quote]

    Heilman’s been wearing stirrups for the past few months. But I hadn’t seen him wearing the C-logo version — thanks for that tip![/quote]
    I THINK it was last Saturday. Photos are proving to be elusive.[/quote]
    he had them on again last night, if that helps.

    By the way, The first time I saw him wearing them, my wife even noticed it. I was so proud of her until she got to the last word question:
    “Are there little Cs on his tights?”

    *sigh*

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Welcome Back, Paul. I’m glad you enjoyed your well-deserved vacation. Unfortunately, I suppose this means that there won’t be any Chicago Uni Watch gathering any time soon.

  • Mike V. | September 1, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    ahhhhhhhhhh

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    “Unfortunately, I suppose this means that there won’t be any Chicago Uni Watch gathering any time soon.”

    So come to MSP for Uni Watch Winter Classic in January. Bring that snowblowing gear of yours to wear for checking out the unis at the Pond Hockey Championships.

    —Ricko

  • Dan | September 1, 2009 at 10:02 am |

    Was it just me or did Farve’s TV number on his right shoulder look really off center last night?

  • anthony | September 1, 2009 at 10:03 am |

    welcome back!

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 10:05 am |

    Speaking of Winter Classics.

    Being reported around here that Wild is/are negotiating with new Gopher Stadium for 2012 Winter Classic. Although I still think will end up at Twins ballpark cuz no alcohol sales at New Brickhouse.

    Told ya. Minnesota in 2012. After Fenway and NY.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | September 1, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”345492″]”Unfortunately, I suppose this means that there won’t be any Chicago Uni Watch gathering any time soon.”

    So come to MSP for Uni Watch Winter Classic in January. Bring that snowblowing gear of yours to wear for checking out the unis at the Pond Hockey Championships.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    If I can get away, I’ll definitely be there in head-to-toe Carharrt. Or I guess actually head-to-akle, because I’ll have LaCrosse Ice Kings on my feet.

  • LI Phil | September 1, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    wait…

    favre’s a viking?

  • Traxel | September 1, 2009 at 10:10 am |

    Welcome back unproductive work days! Why do I prioritize Uniwatch so highly on my list of important things to do today????

  • Dave Mac | September 1, 2009 at 10:10 am |

    There is a question I have wanted to ask for a while. Does anyone know the Vikings uniform schedule this year? Will Favre be wearing the standard Vikes home jersey for the Metrodome game against the Packers October 5th? Or will it be the throwback?

  • Hott Rodd | September 1, 2009 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”345497″]wait…

    favre’s a viking?[/quote]

    Only til Friday, then he will change his mind again..

  • Peter | September 1, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    re: Favre

    Doesn’t anyone else find his “cracked rib” as a seed planted to bail himself out?

  • Fight | September 1, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    Welcome back Paul, way to make the most of your well-deserved vacation. Just don’t do it again until next year …

  • ART | September 1, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    Welcome back, PAUL! We missed you!

  • JTH | September 1, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”345496″]If I can get away, I’ll definitely be there in head-to-toe Carharrt.[/quote]
    Oops, I doubled the wrong letter. Make that Carhartt.

  • Hott Rodd | September 1, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”345499″]There is a question I have wanted to ask for a while. Does anyone know the Vikings uniform schedule this year? Will Favre be wearing the standard Vikes home jersey for the Metrodome game against the Packers October 5th? Or will it be the throwback?[/quote]

    Favre will be wearing one of his old Packers jerseys, and the rest of the vikings will all be wearing #4 jerseys. I think I heard adam schefter report that.

  • Chris | September 1, 2009 at 10:17 am |

    Welcome back, Paul. As I was looking through the gallery of Managers as Players, I noticed something odd. In Ozzie Guillen’s player picture it shows some red poking out between the bottom of his bloused pant to where the black stocking appears. Does anyone have the foggiest as to what was occurring? http://sportsillustr...

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”345497″]wait…

    favre’s a viking?[/quote]

    Yup. And two days after his first start for Minnesota, Green Bay announced it had hired its first black police officer. Pretty sure there are some cheeseheads figuring a plague of locusts is due any day now.

    –Ricko

  • Hott Rodd | September 1, 2009 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”345501″]re: Favre

    Doesn’t anyone else find his “cracked rib” as a seed planted to bail himself out?[/quote]

    Cracked rib, torn rotator cuff, “two weeks ago I was pullin weeds”, it’s all designed so that when he flames out, he can say see i told you so.

    What a joke.

  • MPowers1634 | September 1, 2009 at 10:23 am |

    1. Welcome back Paul.
    2. Carhartt?
    3. For almost three weeks, I actually went outside and stuff!

  • JTH | September 1, 2009 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”345506″]Welcome back, Paul. As I was looking through the gallery of Managers as Players, I noticed something odd. In Ozzie Guillen’s player picture it shows some red poking out between the bottom of his bloused pant to where the black stocking appears. Does anyone have the foggiest as to what was occurring? http://sportsillustr...Read this.

    Was Ozzie the first player to go apeshit with the pine tar on the helmet? I asked this question a loooong time ago, and Paul responded that if he wasn’t THE first, he was definitely one of the pioneers.

  • LI Phil | September 1, 2009 at 10:27 am |

    [quote]Carhartt?[/quote]

    the stuff ya wear when you’re blowin’ 1″ of snow from yer neighbors’ driveway

  • Paul Lukas | September 1, 2009 at 10:32 am |

    Super-duper thanks to everyone for the kind words and warm thoughts. I’m off to Long Island for the rest of the day, so talk amongst yourselves and try not to blitz my in-box with TOO many missives…. See you tomorrow.

  • JTH | September 1, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”345510″][quote comment=”345506″]Welcome back, Paul. As I was looking through the gallery of Managers as Players, I noticed something odd. In Ozzie Guillen’s player picture it shows some red poking out between the bottom of his bloused pant to where the black stocking appears. Does anyone have the foggiest as to what was occurring? http://sportsillustr...Read this.

    Was Ozzie the first player to go apeshit with the pine tar on the helmet? I asked this question a loooong time ago, and Paul responded that if he wasn’t THE first, he was definitely one of the pioneers.[/quote]
    And here’s that response.

  • Alan #44 | September 1, 2009 at 10:40 am |

    Welcome back Paul. Lets see your new glasses!

  • MPowers1634 | September 1, 2009 at 10:40 am |

    Not Osama: Favre wore Schutt, complete with very unorthodox facemasks, as far back as Southern Miss and Atlanta:

    http://media.sunhera...

    http://blogs.ajc.com...

  • leon | September 1, 2009 at 10:45 am |

    Oh, were you gone? :)

    In case you missed it-
    Pitino.
    Betts/Bettis.
    Vick.
    Jeter.
    Yang.
    Hanson Vs. Cable.
    Strasburg.
    Favre.
    Smoltz.
    Plaxico.
    Memphis.
    Dude looks like a Lady?
    Bolt.
    Ocho Cinco/Uno.
    Cowboys Stadium screen pass.
    Bruntlett 4U(U).
    Pitino again.
    Schism.
    Slocum.

  • Jeff P | September 1, 2009 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”345495″]Speaking of Winter Classics.

    Being reported around here that Wild is/are negotiating with new Gopher Stadium for 2012 Winter Classic. Although I still think will end up at Twins ballpark cuz no alcohol sales at New Brickhouse.

    Told ya. Minnesota in 2012. After Fenway and NY.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I’m not really surprised. Minnesota V. Dallas, North Stars throwbacks versus North Stars throwbacks.

    And it’s wonderful to have the site back. Welcome back Paul.

  • JW | September 1, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    WELCOME BACK PAUL!!!!

  • not Osama | September 1, 2009 at 10:52 am |

    MPowers, thanks for the addition/correction on the Favre helemt.
    BTW, that face mask was known as an E.G.O.P. (Eye Glass Oral Protection) back in the 70’s don’t know the contemporary name for it.

  • Teebz | September 1, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”345449″]Welcome back!!

    (and thanks Teebz, reading your daily was such a great addition to my day, now Ive added it to my daily routine)…

    SO much: New Minnesota Wild Uni’s, Inconsistent JETS patches and a myriad of NFL Uni stuff…[/quote]

    You’re welcome, Peter! Granted, there were a few days where little to no hockey was in the news (surprising with all the Coyotes and NHLPA news), but without UW, it gave me more time to scour the Interwebs for hockey news.

    Now, don’t take that the wrong way. I missed the community on here, and all the fun that everyone brings to the table. Glad to have UW back, and I’m glad everyone is slowly making their way back. :o)

  • Teebz | September 1, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”345483″]Now that looked like a fun vaca. Great to have the site back up, never realized how boring my office job really is without this place to pass the time.

    (1) Slingin’ Sammy’s Redskin logo looks like a Chicago Blackhawks knock-off. Or maybe it’s the other way around?

    (2) Reebok claims no logo socks for real games? Really? OK, and the check is in the mail. And, the doctor will see you shortly.[/quote]

    In regards to #2, I made mention of this in my Minnesota Wild new alternates article.

    “Now someone may be thinking that Reebok has changed their logo on the breezers from the vector to the wordmark. I am here to tell you that all equipment made by Reebok has the wordmark on it, and all on-ice merchandise that can be purchased commercially by the public – gloves, skates, jerseys, helmets – has the vector on it. Please don’t think you’ll start seeing a second name on jerseys. It’s not going to happen, according to Reebok.”

  • Drewmac | September 1, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    Favre has changed his helmet with the Vikes already.

    Riddell:
    http://l.yimg.com/a/...

    Schutt:
    http://bleacherrepor...

    Note the different padding around his face and the lack of the raised seam on the second pic.

  • leon | September 1, 2009 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”345459″][quote comment=”345453″]Paul, welcome back… How could you have gone to Superdawg and not taken a picture of the giant wieners on top of the building???[/quote]

    We did! I just didn’t link to that one….[/quote]

    Nice pun.

  • Maks | September 1, 2009 at 11:15 am |

    hark! those heavenly music i hear…! welcome back Paul

  • Teebz | September 1, 2009 at 11:16 am |

    Adam “Pacman” Jones is now in the CFL. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed him to a one-year deal today.

    And the Winnipeg Police Department announced an immediate hiring of 100 new officers at the same press conference. LOL

  • ATLShaun | September 1, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    WELCOME BACK PAUL!

  • Ry Co 40 | September 1, 2009 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”345526″]Adam “Pacman” Jones is now in the CFL. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed him to a one-year deal today.

    And the Winnipeg Police Department announced an immediate hiring of 100 new officers at the same press conference. LOL[/quote]

    i guess his “pro’s vs. joe’s” career wasn’t all what he expected. esp., now that he doesn’t have mcnair to throw it to him…

  • Ry Co 40 | September 1, 2009 at 11:27 am |

    and by the way… welcome back paul, and the rest of the UW community!

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”345526″]Adam “Pacman” Jones is now in the CFL. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed him to a one-year deal today.

    And the Winnipeg Police Department announced an immediate hiring of 100 new officers at the same press conference. LOL[/quote]

    Several people in Winnipeg are pondering opening a strip club. And all the girls who just missed “honorable mention” in the Miss Manitoba Pageant (I think it took place at Teebz’ house) are filling out their, um, applications even as we speak.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 11:31 am |

    Harry Potter, all growed up.
    http://farm4.static....

    Had a skin graft to get rid of that pesky lighting scar, evidently.

  • RWNeal | September 1, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    Welcome back!!!! Now I have something to do at work besides work again!

  • LI Phil | September 1, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”345531″]Harry Potter, all growed up.
    http://farm4.static....

    Had a skin graft to get rid of that pesky lighting scar, evidently.[/quote]

    or perhaps starring in the prequel to falling down

  • Kerry P | September 1, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”345485″]During the hiatus I got to see the Cincy Bengals live and in person at the Superdome vs. the Saints …. The Bengals wore Black over Black …. HIDEOUS !!!

    On the good side, and I hope I am not tempting/jinxing fate, but the Saints have worn Gold pants for all three preseason games so far …. Let’s hope that they hung them out on the clothesline long enough to fade a bit and then donated the whole miserable set of dark, stripeless leotards to the Browns !!![/quote]
    Amen! I was stoked to see them run out onto the turf at the Dome wearing the gold pants. Please let the black pants be a thing of the past!

  • Teebz | September 1, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”345530″][quote comment=”345526″]Adam “Pacman” Jones is now in the CFL. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed him to a one-year deal today.

    And the Winnipeg Police Department announced an immediate hiring of 100 new officers at the same press conference. LOL[/quote]

    Several people in Winnipeg are pondering opening a strip club. And all the girls who just missed “honorable mention” in the Miss Manitoba Pageant (I think it took place at Teebz’ house) are filling out their, um, applications even as we speak.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Rick, I know of a great place just down the street from CanadInns Stadium for a strip joint. Wanna go halfers on a business venture? LOL

  • JimV19 | September 1, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    Welcome back Paul, Phil, and the rest of the UW gang. I managed to not go into withdrawls, but it’s very good to get back into the routine.

    Now I’m hungry, after seeing all the great food pics on today’s piece…

    Good to see Robert in his environment. Fantastic work, Mr. Marshall! I, like Paul, was a first-time cornhole player this summer. Now I see why people like it, and there will be a cornhole DIY coming soon.

    Time to reignite an old discussion using a part of today’s ticker – the NC State basketball jersey is similar to the UFL unis in one regard: it’s not what I would have designed, but I’ve seen much worse.

  • Larry Kurtze | September 1, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    Did anyone else notice in the Sweet Lou pic that it looks like he’s wearing a golf glove?

  • JohnnyO | September 1, 2009 at 11:53 am |

    I just woke up from passing out and cracking my head on the counter when I heard that Favre was a Viking, and now I find out Uni Watch is back!? Wow, what a great day!

    In all seriousness, it is glad to have you back Paul. It’s even great to have LI Phil back =)

    I am one of the guilty parties who e-mail Paul while on vacation. I know, shame on me, but there was some content I just had to send his way. So sorry for cluttering your inbox Paul, I just couldn’t help myself.

    Also, I can’t believe you were in The Chi, and Brew City without me knowing. I am just a short drive from both.. but I am glad your vacation was enjoyed and I am sure you will be back to “The Good Land” sooner rather than later for a UW party.

    And all Cheese Heads forgive you for not going to Kopps. I do recommend the Safe House next time for sure. No custard, but an experience you will never forget.

  • Kerry P | September 1, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    NEW LOGOS for my alma mater Nicholls State University down in Thibodaux, Louisiana. While they’ve always used the “N” LOGO (1, 2, 3), they’ve added a lot of other logos to the graphics package with THIS ONE as my favorite and THIS ONE is also pretty cool.

    The whole story behind the rebrand comes from back when I was at the school, and there was a small group of students opposed to the mascot used at the time. The mascot wasn’t depicted in any of the logos but was present at football and basketball games. I admit, the costume sucked (you can see it on the right of THIS PICTURE) but I was still against any chage. A new President came in and “retired” the Colonel until a new, more modern look could be put together. The logo package is partially a result of that.

    However, after seeing the new logo package, I’m a fan. I even like the NEW MASCOT as well.

    Now the new logos and mascot haven’t come WITHOUT CONTROVERSY. Many people are saying it reminds them of a communist soldier under Stalin or even a Nazi or Japanese soldier from WWII. I even agreed at first, but after reading and seeing the HISTORICAL INSPIRATION used by the design firm, I’m “on board” with everything.

    And, yes, we did add black to our current red and gray color scheme. But I actually think they needed a dark, contrasting color. As long as we don’t start going with black jerseys, I’ll be ok.

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”345537″]Did anyone else notice in the Sweet Lou pic that it looks like he’s wearing a golf glove?[/quote]

    The first honest-to-god batting gloves didn’t come around until 1970 or so. Before that, players used golf gloves, a game-wear development largely initiated by Hawk Harrelson. Prior to that players occasionally would wear them in spring training and bp. I have an old photo at home of Roy Campanella wearing what look like dress gloves, almost. Hank Aaron wore some kind or work glove on the old Home Run Derby show in ’59. Have photo of that, too.

    The world hasn’t always been the way it is now, people.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 12:09 pm |

    See inset photo for Harrelson using golf glove…
    http://sportsillustr...

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 12:10 pm |
  • Juan Grande | September 1, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”345526″]Adam “Pacman” Jones is now in the CFL. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed him to a one-year deal today.

    And the Winnipeg Police Department announced an immediate hiring of 100 new officers at the same press conference. LOL[/quote]

    what’s the exchange rate now for Canadian/US dollars? “Making it rain” with loonies may cause serious injuries!

  • whalemanpw | September 1, 2009 at 12:11 pm |
  • Chris | September 1, 2009 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”345510″][quote comment=”345506″]Welcome back, Paul. As I was looking through the gallery of Managers as Players, I noticed something odd. In Ozzie Guillen’s player picture it shows some red poking out between the bottom of his bloused pant to where the black stocking appears. Does anyone have the foggiest as to what was occurring? http://sportsillustr...Read this.

    Was Ozzie the first player to go apeshit with the pine tar on the helmet? I asked this question a loooong time ago, and Paul responded that if he wasn’t THE first, he was definitely one of the pioneers.[/quote]
    Thank you very much.

  • Ken | September 1, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    Welcome back…

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”345543″][quote comment=”345526″]Adam “Pacman” Jones is now in the CFL. The Winnipeg Blue Bombers signed him to a one-year deal today.

    And the Winnipeg Police Department announced an immediate hiring of 100 new officers at the same press conference. LOL[/quote]

    what’s the exchange rate now for Canadian/US dollars? “Making it rain” with loonies may cause serious injuries![/quote]

    Inflation. Gotta use the new Toonies these days.

  • Matt | September 1, 2009 at 12:54 pm |

    I am embarrassed for my (and Nelson Figueroa’s) alma mater.

    http://www.brandeis....

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm |

    Someone mentioned this a while back, and I don’t know that it ever really got addressed.

    Have the Padres “sand” unis got a little less “yellow” compared to the first version? Saw an old highlight during the hiatus and realized they seem a little more muted now.

    —Ricko

  • Hodges14 (formerly Alex) | September 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm |

    I happen to have a Manny Alexander card where he wore the Ice cream man caps. Those things were hideous!

    The NC State jerseys aren’t too bad, but Why not make North Carolina go on an over arc, and state go on and under arc?

    Finally, why would you flip a shit about reebok socks? Honestly?

    From the guy at Hodges14.blogspot.com

  • JimV19 | September 1, 2009 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”345539″]NEW LOGOS for my alma mater Nicholls State University down in Thibodaux, Louisiana. While they’ve always used the “N” LOGO (1, 2, 3), they’ve added a lot of other logos to the graphics package with THIS ONE as my favorite and THIS ONE is also pretty cool.[/quote]

    I like the new design – good to be reminded that not all change is bad. The people who see the new colonel as a commie or a nazi need to be reminded that neither they nor the Japanese soldiers wore red uniforms. I didn’t even think of such a comparison until it was brought up to me. Lighten up, new colonel haters.

  • chance michaels | September 1, 2009 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”345549″]Someone mentioned this a while back, and I don’t know that it ever really got addressed.

    Have the Padres “sand” unis got a little less “yellow” compared to the first version? Saw an old highlight during the hiatus and realized they seem a little more muted now.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I don’t know, I saw some highlights the other day and they sure looked gold to me.

    I suspect the color’s the same, just a little more susceptible to light and camera conditions than most.

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 1:12 pm |

    “Finally, why would you flip a shit about reebok socks? Honestly?”

    Can’t speak for others, but for me it goes to the era when every team and every player showed stirrups. The striping, or lack of it, helped identify the team, not the manufacturer of the sock.

    Don’t get all that bent out of shape about it, but do understand the thinking.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”345552″][quote comment=”345549″]Someone mentioned this a while back, and I don’t know that it ever really got addressed.

    Have the Padres “sand” unis got a little less “yellow” compared to the first version? Saw an old highlight during the hiatus and realized they seem a little more muted now.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I don’t know, I saw some highlights the other day and they sure looked gold to me.

    I suspect the color’s the same, just a little more susceptible to light and camera conditions than most.[/quote]

    Yeah, probably differences in day game, night game, too. But thought i’d ask.

  • JimV19 | September 1, 2009 at 1:19 pm |

    Here’s a little perspective – if you don’t like your team’s helmets, at least they have helmets…unlike St. Paul’s College of VA
    http://www.ncaa.com/...

  • leon | September 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”345548″]I am embarrassed for my (and Nelson Figueroa’s) alma mater.

    http://www.brandeis....

    Always thought they were called the “Alexanders”.

  • Big Al | September 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm |

    Welcome back!

  • leon | September 1, 2009 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”345555″]Here’s a little perspective – if you don’t like your team’s helmets, at least they have helmets…unlike St. Paul’s College of VA
    http://www.ncaa.com/...

    They should have borrowed some from St. Peters.

  • LI Phil | September 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”345552″][quote comment=”345549″]Someone mentioned this a while back, and I don’t know that it ever really got addressed.

    Have the Padres “sand” unis got a little less “yellow” compared to the first version? Saw an old highlight during the hiatus and realized they seem a little more muted now.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I don’t know, I saw some highlights the other day and they sure looked gold to me.

    I suspect the color’s the same, just a little more susceptible to light and camera conditions than most.[/quote]

    hmmm…

    im wont to agree with ricko, but you’re probably right about the lighting

    noticed this myself a while back, and i could have sworn the unis almost looked gray … certainly less piss-yellow than previously

    it was noticeable to the extent that i did a double-take and said “whoa…they went to a gray alt???”

    i think we’d have heard about a change, but im pretty sure it’s just the lighting

    check out the spectrum…same uni…different shades of pee

  • JimV19 | September 1, 2009 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”345558″][quote comment=”345555″]Here’s a little perspective – if you don’t like your team’s helmets, at least they have helmets…unlike St. Paul’s College of VA
    http://www.ncaa.com/...

    They should have borrowed some from St. Peters.[/quote]

    Forgot how much I missed a good Leon one-liner. Welcome back!

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”345559″][quote comment=”345552″][quote comment=”345549″]Someone mentioned this a while back, and I don’t know that it ever really got addressed.

    Have the Padres “sand” unis got a little less “yellow” compared to the first version? Saw an old highlight during the hiatus and realized they seem a little more muted now.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I don’t know, I saw some highlights the other day and they sure looked gold to me.

    I suspect the color’s the same, just a little more susceptible to light and camera conditions than most.[/quote]

    hmmm…

    im wont to agree with ricko, but you’re probably right about the lighting

    noticed this myself a while back, and i could have sworn the unis almost looked gray … certainly less piss-yellow than previously

    it was noticeable to the extent that i did a double-take and said “whoa…they went to a gray alt???”

    i think we’d have heard about a change, but im pretty sure it’s just the lighting

    check out the spectrum…same uni…different shades of pee[/quote]

    Honestly, though, it’s the kind of thing (slight alteration) a team might well have done without making a big deal of it. “Padres Knock Piss Out of Uniforms” or “Padres Won’t Be As Pissy” are not headlines they’d want to see, know what I mean? Much easier to change it and not point to it.

    Kinda like driving along with your date and telling her, “You maybe didn’t notice, but I just farted.”

    —Ricko

  • leon | September 1, 2009 at 1:42 pm |

    re:Nicholls State logo
    It seems anachronistic to me that a school named for a confederate-era colonel would be depicted by a guy in a world-war 2 era uni. Sorta like UVa(Cavaliers)in camo.

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”345562″]re:Nicholls State logo
    It seems anachronistic to me that a school named for a confederate-era colonel would be depicted by a guy in a world-war 2 era uni. Sorta like UVa(Cavaliers)in camo.[/quote]

    Pay attention to history? At an institute of higher learning?
    Come now, really.

    —Ricko

  • Dave Mac | September 1, 2009 at 2:01 pm |

    So no one knows what uniforms the Vikings will wear on October 5th? Come on, Uni Watch. This is not as complicated as the answer to “Will Favre play another year?”

  • Stuby | September 1, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    Let’s go Mets!!

    –a Giants fan

    BTW, Someone needs to tell Josh McDaniels that there can be only one Angry Homeless Guy.

    Welcome back!

  • LI Phil | September 1, 2009 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote]Kinda like driving along with your date and telling her, “You maybe didn’t notice, but I just farted.”[/quote]

    get a lot of second dates, rick?

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”345564″]So no one knows what uniforms the Vikings will wear on October 5th? Come on, Uni Watch. This is not as complicated as the answer to “Will Favre play another year?”[/quote]

    Maybe just me, but I don’t recall the Vikings announcing combos in the past, other than throwbacks.

    Hopefully this year they’ve simply scrapped the purple pants altogether so what they’ll wear is obvious, no point in posting a list: Purple at home, white on road unless opponent will be wearing white.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko

  • Alex | September 1, 2009 at 2:12 pm |

    NHL Uni News from last week:

    The release last Thursday of the demo of EA Sports NHL10 confirms that NHL referees and linesmen will be wearing the “improved” new style unis which made their debut at the ASG in Montreal in January:

    http://farm3.static....

    Last Sunday the Wild unveiled their new 3rd jersey – actually an entire new uni – which is definitely an improvement over the god-awful eye torture they choose to wear on a regular basis:

    http://wild.nhl.com/...

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”345566″][quote]Kinda like driving along with your date and telling her, “You maybe didn’t notice, but I just farted.”[/quote]

    get a lot of second dates, rick?[/quote]

    Didn’t said I did that. Said would be stupid TO do it.

  • JTH | September 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”345569″][quote comment=”345566″][quote]Kinda like driving along with your date and telling her, “You maybe didn’t notice, but I just farted.”[/quote]

    get a lot of second dates, rick?[/quote]

    Didn’t said I did that. Said would be stupid TO do it.[/quote]
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Traxel | September 1, 2009 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=\”345568\”]NHL Uni News from last week:

    Last Sunday the Wild unveiled their new 3rd jersey – actually an entire new uni – which is definitely an improvement over the god-awful eye torture they choose to wear on a regular basis:

    http://wild.nhl.com/...
    Okay…like the NC State jersey…the Wildses alt coulda been better but seen much worse. BTW, the strings on the sweater, I know they are just for decoration, and I like the way they look, but it bothers me they just hang, wanting to be tied? not supposed to be tied? tuck \’em in? hang \’em low/high?……..What\’s the best way to handle this issue?

  • LI Phil | September 1, 2009 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”345568″]Last Sunday the Wild unveiled their new 3rd jersey – actually an entire new uni – which is definitely an improvement over the god-awful eye torture they choose to wear on a regular basis:

    http://wild.nhl.com/...

    whoa…are those actually not socks but some kind of “sleeve” (for lack of a better term) that goes OVER the actual sock?

     

    EDIT: might have helped if i included the pic

    is this something new or is this common…

  • leon | September 1, 2009 at 2:34 pm |

    whoa…are those actually not socks but some kind of “sleeve” (for lack of a better term) that goes OVER the actual sock?

    is this something new or is this common…[/quote]

    they are reminiscent of “gaters”, perhaps taking their cue from baseball pajamas. btw, a lot of Minnesota posts today, what with the Wilds and Favre. Not that there’s anything wrong with that! If you aren’t careful, you’ll have more posts than the Pittsburghers today.

  • leon | September 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    sorry, apparently I misspelled “gaiters”.

    http://www.greatoutd...

  • Joe | September 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”345551″][quote comment=”345539″]NEW LOGOS for my alma mater Nicholls State University down in Thibodaux, Louisiana. While they’ve always used the “N” LOGO (1, 2, 3), they’ve added a lot of other logos to the graphics package with THIS ONE as my favorite and THIS ONE is also pretty cool.[/quote]

    I like the new design – good to be reminded that not all change is bad. The people who see the new colonel as a commie or a nazi need to be reminded that neither they nor the Japanese soldiers wore red uniforms. I didn’t even think of such a comparison until it was brought up to me. Lighten up, new colonel haters.[/quote]
    I immediately thought of the Red Army, not because of the uniform, but because of the red band on the hat. From the head up, he looks like a Commissar. Other than that, it’s not a bad logo, as logos with people in them go.

  • tom from staten island | September 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm |

    Welcome Back.
    Mets David wrights wants to were Rawlings new helmet when he returns. http://www.newsday.c...

  • leon | September 1, 2009 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”345576″]Welcome Back.
    Mets David wrights wants to were Rawlings new helmet when he returns. http://www.newsday.c...

    If I wear he, I’d ware all the hardwhere that is allowable.

  • mtjaws | September 1, 2009 at 3:09 pm |

    I was so far in hibernation that I’m 7 hours behind the wake-up call! Nice to have new news and the gang back together again. It’s like the first day of school for us, and I know we’ll have fun here.

    During vacation, I saw some cool throwback games, and other new things too, but I miss seeing them discussed here. Can’t wait for all the new things that Fall will bring.

    Welcome back, everyone. And we better not have homework on the first day!

  • LarryB | September 1, 2009 at 3:09 pm |

    Hurray uniwatch is back.

    I wonder what date or year the LSU Tigers picture is from?

  • Alex | September 1, 2009 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”345571″][quote comment=\”345568\”] BTW, the strings on the sweater, I know they are just for decoration, and I like the way they look, but it bothers me they just hang, wanting to be tied? not supposed to be tied? tuck \’em in? hang \’em low/high?……..What\’s the best way to handle this issue?[/quote]

    Seems like most just let ’em hang:
    Rangers: http://assets.espn.g...
    Bruins: http://www1.pictures...
    Sabres: http://cache.daylife...
    Islanders:
    http://blogues.cyber...
    and Thrashers:
    http://assets.sbnati...
    However, it does seem that the Phoenix Equipment Manager has come up with a way to secure the loose ends:
    http://www4.pictures...

  • Keith | September 1, 2009 at 3:14 pm |

    Holy Moly…….

    http://www.starandcl...

    Keith

  • LarryB | September 1, 2009 at 3:14 pm |

    Ricko, before the break you were talking about a color on color game. Maybe the Rosebowl with Minnesota and UCLA? You were saying you had not seen color pictures of it?

    Was that the game?

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”345579″]Hurray uniwatch is back.

    I wonder what date or year the LSU Tigers picture is from?[/quote]

    Don’t know, but I’d bet big money the “I” is Y. A. Tittle.
    http://images49.fotk...

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”345582″]Ricko, before the break you were talking about a color on color game. Maybe the Rosebowl with Minnesota and UCLA? You were saying you had not seen color pictures of it?

    Was that the game?[/quote]

    Yup, first football game telecast nationally in color. Don’t know that I’ve ever seen any color stills from it. Highlight film may be color, but don’t think I’ve even it, either.

    —Ricko

  • Jordan Sogn | September 1, 2009 at 3:20 pm |

    There could be some number hijinx in the Sooner’s opener on Saturday night vs. BYU. Three year TE/FB Brody Eldridge usually wears #83. Because of injuries at center, Eldridge will start at center & wear #50 Saturday night. That being said, if the expected starter (Ben Habern) feels well enough to play you may hear “#50 reporting as an eligible receiver” in their jumbo sets which OU runs quite often.

    http://espn.go.com/b...

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”345581″]Holy Moly…….

    http://www.starandcl...

    Keith[/quote]

    “…with stripes made of real guacamole.”

  • JimV19 | September 1, 2009 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”345581″]Holy Moly…….

    http://www.starandcl...

    Keith[/quote]

    That looks like a negative of my glow-in-the-dark football I bought at the store last year. Again, I find this latest UFL idea surprisingly un-sucky.

  • JimV19 | September 1, 2009 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”345583″][quote comment=”345579″]Hurray uniwatch is back.

    I wonder what date or year the LSU Tigers picture is from?[/quote]

    Don’t know, but I’d bet big money the “I” is Y. A. Tittle.
    http://images49.fotk...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Someone with photoshop skills wanna take the hair off the top of his head to see if it’s him?

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”345587″][quote comment=”345581″]Holy Moly…….

    http://www.starandcl...

    Keith[/quote]

    That looks like a negative of my glow-in-the-dark football I bought at the store last year. Again, I find this latest UFL idea surprisingly un-sucky.[/quote]

    You don’t suppose that same green on all the teams’ unis glows in the dark, do you? Kinda like “cosmic bowling”, they’ll turn a black light on the player intros.

    Probably nobody told ’em TRON was a flop.

    —Rick

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”345588″][quote comment=”345583″][quote comment=”345579″]Hurray uniwatch is back.

    I wonder what date or year the LSU Tigers picture is from?[/quote]

    Don’t know, but I’d bet big money the “I” is Y. A. Tittle.
    http://images49.fotk...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Someone with photoshop skills wanna take the hair off the top of his head to see if it’s him?[/quote]

    Oh, it’s him. Seen several photos of him, with hair, at LSU. I was thinking would help get rough time frame on photo.

    —Ricko

  • LarryB | September 1, 2009 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”345583″][quote comment=”345579″]Hurray uniwatch is back.

    I wonder what date or year the LSU Tigers picture is from?[/quote]

    Don’t know, but I’d bet big money the “I” is Y. A. Tittle.
    http://images49.fotk...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Good eye as usual. So YA Tittle played at LSU from 1944-1947

  • LI Phil | September 1, 2009 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote]I find this latest UFL idea surprisingly un-sucky[/quote]

    is there anything, so far, about the UFL you don’t find “unsucky”?

  • WSCopic | September 1, 2009 at 3:55 pm |

    Kinda like driving along with your date and telling her, “You maybe didn’t notice, but I just farted.”

    —Ricko

    Thanks for the new keyboard, Ricko. I will be sending the bill your way.

    :D

  • JimV19 | September 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”345592″][quote]I find this latest UFL idea surprisingly un-sucky[/quote]

    is there anything, so far, about the UFL you don’t find “unsucky”?[/quote]

    I find the names Florida Tuskers and New York Sentinels quite sucky. I’m sure there will be other things, but I’m trying to only criticize when it’s absolutely necessary. I’m in a rare “just because it’s new doesn’t mean it’s bad” mood today.

  • Pedro | September 1, 2009 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”345575″][quote comment=”345551″][quote comment=”345539″]NEW LOGOS for my alma mater Nicholls State University down in Thibodaux, Louisiana. While they’ve always used the “N” LOGO (1, 2, 3), they’ve added a lot of other logos to the graphics package with THIS ONE as my favorite and THIS ONE is also pretty cool.[/quote]

    I like the new design – good to be reminded that not all change is bad. The people who see the new colonel as a commie or a nazi need to be reminded that neither they nor the Japanese soldiers wore red uniforms. I didn’t even think of such a comparison until it was brought up to me. Lighten up, new colonel haters.[/quote]
    I immediately thought of the Red Army, not because of the uniform, but because of the red band on the hat. From the head up, he looks like a Commissar. Other than that, it’s not a bad logo, as logos with people in them go.[/quote]

    The alternate logos with the Colonel immediately made me think of M. Bison from Street Fighter II.

    http://www.techdiges...

  • LI Phil | September 1, 2009 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”345594″][quote comment=”345592″][quote]I find this latest UFL idea surprisingly un-sucky[/quote]

    is there anything, so far, about the UFL you don’t find “unsucky”?[/quote]

    I find the names Florida Tuskers and New York Sentinels quite sucky. I’m sure there will be other things, but I’m trying to only criticize when it’s absolutely necessary. I’m in a rare “just because it’s new doesn’t mean it’s bad” mood today.[/quote]

    that’s a fair point

    i think you’ll find that many of the new college unis (at least those made by swoosh) are actually better than the ones they’re replacing (so new = good)

    …the 3 stripe and UA ones…getting worse

    there’s really nothing about the UFL that’s likeable…uni-wise….but hey, that’s just my opinion

    i could be wrong about those UFL unis

    so much to detest love, no?

  • Beardface | September 1, 2009 at 4:19 pm |

    Per wral.com, NC State has backed off their plans for their new-look basketball jerseys.

  • LarryB | September 1, 2009 at 4:27 pm |

    http://img.photobuck...

    There is a picture of the UCLA vs Minnesota Rose Bowl game 1961-62

    I have the dvd of the game and will do some screen grabs

  • JTH | September 1, 2009 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”345596″][quote comment=”345594″][quote comment=”345592″][quote]I find this latest UFL idea surprisingly un-sucky[/quote]

    is there anything, so far, about the UFL you don’t find “unsucky”?[/quote]

    I find the names Florida Tuskers and New York Sentinels quite sucky. I’m sure there will be other things, but I’m trying to only criticize when it’s absolutely necessary. I’m in a rare “just because it’s new doesn’t mean it’s bad” mood today.[/quote]

    that’s a fair point

    i think you’ll find that many of the new college unis (at least those made by swoosh) are actually better than the ones they’re replacing (so new = good)

    …the 3 stripe and UA ones…getting worse

    there’s really nothing about the UFL that’s likeable…uni-wise….but hey, that’s just my opinion

    i could be wrong about those UFL unis

    so much to detest love, no?[/quote]
    I’m pretty much in the same boat as Jim with these UFL designs. There’s nothing to love about them (OK, let’s be honest, there’s really nothing to even like) but there’s nothing that’s just godawful. They have far exceeded my expectations. And I think the actual uniforms look a lot better than those style guides make them look.

    Of course, I was definitely going with the outlook of “expect the worst and hope for the best” so there’s no way they could have done anything but exceed my expectations.

  • Steve | September 1, 2009 at 4:49 pm |

    Welcome back Paul!

    I thought of you when watching the Redskins/Patriots preseason game and saw that the Skins brought back the old striped socks. It’s been at least a year since they’ve worn those!

  • Jeff P | September 1, 2009 at 5:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”345572″][quote comment=”345568″]Last Sunday the Wild unveiled their new 3rd jersey – actually an entire new uni – which is definitely an improvement over the god-awful eye torture they choose to wear on a regular basis:

    http://wild.nhl.com/...

    whoa…are those actually not socks but some kind of “sleeve” (for lack of a better term) that goes OVER the actual sock?

     

    EDIT: might have helped if i included the pic

    is this something new or is this common…[/quote]

    Hockey socks don’t have a foot. They’re basically just a tube. back in the olden days they had a stirrup on the bottom, which is why you always see it inside the skate on old hockey photos. Later, they just weave elastic into the bottom edge of the socks, which allows all the different stylings you see today.

    Standard Knit style

    Pro RBK Edge

    Retail RBK edge, same type as the rookie photoshoot.

    Old style w/ stirrup, incidentally from some entry on Teebz’s blog.

  • Alan #44 | September 1, 2009 at 5:08 pm |

    Paul, can we call you “The Great Cornholio”?

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

  • LarryB | September 1, 2009 at 5:16 pm |
  • Jeff P | September 1, 2009 at 5:34 pm |

    I put together a little pictorial on how hockey socks go on for ya phil.

    Step 1: Sock.

    Step 2: Hockey Sock on

    Step 3: Skate on (sock is inside in this photo, if you want it outside like many you pull it above the skate).

    Step 4: Bunch the sock back down around the skate

    Step 5: Shinguard on

    Step 6: Sock up and over.

    Done.

    Or,
    4B: Sock down over front of skate with bottom elastic up

    5b: Shin on with front on top of elastic

    6B: Done

    The second way is usually done with longer shinguards, which gives more protection in the front.

    Unfortunately, testing this it looks like photobucket may be having issues today, so they may not work, but I don’t feel like trying a different upload site. Sorry if they don’t work.

  • =bg= | September 1, 2009 at 5:42 pm |

    Eatin’ White Castles & reading UW. Dig it.

  • Teebz | September 1, 2009 at 5:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”345601″]
    Old style w/ stirrup, incidentally from some entry on Teebz’s blog.[/quote]

    That’s actually from a UW article written by Phil. Those are the socks from the Preston Rivulettes. The full article I wrote, featuring those socks, is here.

  • Juan Grande | September 1, 2009 at 5:57 pm |

    here’s the link for the repealing of the NC State uniforms

    http://www.uwire.com...

  • Jeff P | September 1, 2009 at 6:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”345606″][quote comment=”345601″]
    Old style w/ stirrup, incidentally from some entry on Teebz’s blog.[/quote]

    That’s actually from a UW article written by Phil. Those are the socks from the Preston Rivulettes. The full article I wrote, featuring those socks, is here.[/quote]

    Well, the link to your blog came up on Google Image search. I searched for old hockey socks, google must index your blog under hockey, that link under socks, and “teebz” under “old”.

    I kid, of course.

  • BurghFan | September 1, 2009 at 6:14 pm |

    Welcome back. I missed the opportunity to complain about the Pirates’ 1979 throwbacks not being accurate enough, and the excitement about the Devils wearing the green-trimmed throwbacks on ST. Patrick’s Day.

  • John Eick | September 1, 2009 at 6:14 pm |

    Raleigh News & Observer: Pack scraps new basketball jerseys
    http://blogs.newsobs...

  • rpm | September 1, 2009 at 6:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”345602″]Paul, can we call you “The Great Cornholio”?

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

    he needs to win a tourney before he can have “great” in his name:) and, not that you would know this, all names are “bag” and not “corn” related…bagabond, carpet bagger, johnny apple bags, bagarazzi, beast with two bags, dagger bagger, flat bags, etc. the one exception is rolling thunder.
    ________
    larry b~ twas from the days before interwebs, and digital cameras.
    _________
    revolutionaries~ stirrups ordered today, they will be here by the 1st of the month. new choices in a week or two.

  • Dave Mac | September 1, 2009 at 6:23 pm |

    Hey Ricko. I agree that the Vikes need to scrap the purple pants…they are pathetic. But what I was referring to was the Vikings wearing their throwback uniforms for a couple games (like they have the past couple of years). I was wondering if they happen to be doing that during the Green Bay game.

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 6:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”345612″]Hey Ricko. I agree that the Vikes need to scrap the purple pants…they are pathetic. But what I was referring to was the Vikings wearing their throwback uniforms for a couple games (like they have the past couple of years). I was wondering if they happen to be doing that during the Green Bay game.[/quote]

    Yeah, that they usually announce. But didn’t find anything in a quick look at their website.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 6:38 pm |

    Henry Aaron using something other than a batting glove for Home Run Derby.
    http://farm3.static....

    That’s LA’s Wrigley Field, where Home Run Derby was filmed in ’59.

    Also notice he’s wearing Senators stirrups. His Braves socks evidently didn’t get packed, so he must have borrowed a pair from Jim Lemon or Harmon Killebrew, both of whom were on the show.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | September 1, 2009 at 6:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”345609″]Welcome back. I missed the opportunity to complain about the Pirates’ 1979 throwbacks not being accurate enough, and the excitement about the Devils wearing the green-trimmed throwbacks on ST. Patrick’s Day.[/quote]

    Oh yeah, forgot about the Pirates – wearing yellow pillbox hats and black helmets with yellow jerseys…looked like Bizarro Pirates World. It’s bad enough they can’t win; they can’t even throwback correctly! Anyone with the slightest bit of history knows they wore black pillboxes with yellow jerseys, and the helmets were yellow with a black bill.

  • JTH | September 1, 2009 at 6:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”345613″][quote comment=”345612″]Hey Ricko. I agree that the Vikes need to scrap the purple pants…they are pathetic. But what I was referring to was the Vikings wearing their throwback uniforms for a couple games (like they have the past couple of years). I was wondering if they happen to be doing that during the Green Bay game.[/quote]

    Yeah, that they usually announce. But didn’t find anything in a quick look at their website.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Well, they threw back against the Bears last year. Maybe the Packers are next.

  • BurghFan | September 1, 2009 at 6:51 pm |

    To be fair, the yellow caps matched the giveaway that night, and they did wear black caps with the white shirts the next night. Unfortunately, there was no way to tell what color the stirrups were. And the sleeve stripes were much too thin.

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 6:52 pm |

    My bad, thought the photo of Campanella showed him wearing a pair of gloves. Is just one…
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko

  • Carl | September 1, 2009 at 7:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”345612″]Hey Ricko. I agree that the Vikes need to scrap the purple pants…they are pathetic. But what I was referring to was the Vikings wearing their throwback uniforms for a couple games (like they have the past couple of years). I was wondering if they happen to be doing that during the Green Bay game.[/quote]

    They really should scrap the “new” unis period. Maybe even think about going back to the grey face masks too.

    Ah, Milwaukee. Paul I’m glad to hear that the old tri-boob was a good visit. I used to live across the 27th street viaduct from there but always thought that such an interesting architectural building could have such blatant sophomoric potential.

    Roll out the barrel.

  • Carl | September 1, 2009 at 7:16 pm |

    oops! here’s the link.

  • LI Phil | September 1, 2009 at 7:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”345614″]Henry Aaron using something other than a batting glove for Home Run Derby.
    http://farm3.static....

    That’s LA’s Wrigley Field, where Home Run Derby was filmed in ‘59.[/quote]

    for a second i thought it was a early season game at nys

  • Michael Emody | September 1, 2009 at 7:52 pm |

    Welcome back, guys.
    !!!

  • JTH | September 1, 2009 at 8:05 pm |

    Hey! What’s the significance of today’s date besides the triumphant return of Uni Watch? A certain team is living up to its backronym.

    Completely
    Useless
    By
    September

  • rpm | September 1, 2009 at 8:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”345623″]Hey! What’s the significance of today’s date besides the triumphant return of Uni Watch? A certain team is living up to its backronym.

    Completely
    Useless
    By
    September[/quote]

    get your head out of the oven james. cutler.

  • LI Phil | September 1, 2009 at 8:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”345623″]Hey! What’s the significance of today’s date besides the triumphant return of Uni Watch? A certain team is living up to its backronym.

    Completely
    Useless
    By
    September[/quote]

    at least you have a september

    My
    Entire
    Team
    Sucks

  • JTH | September 1, 2009 at 8:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”345624″][quote comment=”345623″]Hey! What’s the significance of today’s date besides the triumphant return of Uni Watch? A certain team is living up to its backronym.

    Completely
    Useless
    By
    September[/quote]

    get your head out of the oven james. cutler.[/quote]
    Can he play cornerback, too?

  • JTH | September 1, 2009 at 8:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”345625″][quote comment=”345623″]Hey! What’s the significance of today’s date besides the triumphant return of Uni Watch? A certain team is living up to its backronym.

    Completely
    Useless
    By
    September[/quote]

    at least you have a september

    My
    Entire
    Team
    Sucks[/quote]
    Mercifullly
    End
    This
    Season
    ?

  • Greenie | September 1, 2009 at 8:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”345539″]NEW LOGOS for my alma mater Nicholls State University down in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
    The whole story behind the rebrand comes from back when I was at the school, and there was a small group of students opposed to the mascot used at the time. The mascot wasn’t depicted in any of the logos but was present at football and basketball games. I admit, the costume sucked (you can see it on the right of THIS PICTURE) but I was still against any chage. A new President came in and “retired” the Colonel until a new, more modern look could be put together. The logo package is partially a result of that.

    However, after seeing the new logo package, I’m a fan. I even like the NEW MASCOT as well.
    [/quote]

    Why do mascots who are human have to have those huge fabric heads? Why can’t human mascots be human again? When did teams start going away from this? Currently, West Virginia is the only school I can think of that still has a human.

    http://cache.daylife...

    -Greenie

  • rpm | September 1, 2009 at 8:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”345626″][quote comment=”345624″][quote comment=”345623″]Hey! What’s the significance of today’s date besides the triumphant return of Uni Watch? A certain team is living up to its backronym.

    Completely
    Useless
    By
    September[/quote]

    get your head out of the oven james. cutler.[/quote]
    Can he play cornerback, too?[/quote]

    good point, no he can not. turn the gas back on.

  • u2-horn | September 1, 2009 at 9:07 pm |

    Brian Tallet:

    http://farm4.static....

    What.

    http://farm3.static....

    The.

    http://farm3.static....

    Fuck.

    And to think Paul was fawning over this guy a few years ago…

  • u2-horn | September 1, 2009 at 9:09 pm |

    Also, Rangers’ TV broadcaster Josh Lewin noted that wunderkind Neftali Feliz (check out his numbers and highlights if you haven’t heard of him yet) has the perfect number for a closer.

    http://farm3.static....

    Newspaper guys will know what Lewin meant.

  • LI Phil | September 1, 2009 at 9:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”345630″]Brian Tallet:

    http://farm4.static....

    What.

    http://farm3.static....

    The.

    http://farm3.static....

    Fuck.

    And to think Paul was fawning over this guy a few years ago…[/quote]

    jesus…steve urkel laughs at him

    — 30 —

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 9:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”345630″]Brian Tallet:

    http://farm4.static....

    What.

    http://farm3.static....

    The.

    http://farm3.static....

    Fuck.

    And to think Paul was fawning over this guy a few years ago…[/quote]

    Looks like a guy who’s easy to spot. Carries a live chicken with him wherever he goes. Just like back home.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 9:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”345632″][quote comment=”345630″]Brian Tallet:

    http://farm4.static....

    What.

    http://farm3.static....

    The.

    http://farm3.static....

    Fuck.

    And to think Paul was fawning over this guy a few years ago…[/quote]

    jesus…steve urkel laughs at him

    — 30 –[/quote]

    Might also be entitled…
    “And You Thought Pajama Bottoms
    Were The Bane of Baseball”

  • rpm | September 1, 2009 at 9:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”345634″][quote comment=”345632″][quote comment=”345630″]Brian Tallet:

    http://farm4.static....

    What.

    http://farm3.static....

    The.

    http://farm3.static....

    Fuck.

    And to think Paul was fawning over this guy a few years ago…[/quote]

    jesus…steve urkel laughs at him

    — 30 –[/quote]

    Might also be entitled…
    “And You Thought Pajama Bottoms
    Were The Bane of Baseball”[/quote]

    call me crazy, but i don’t hate it. bare with me… it is better then pajama pants because by definition nothing can be worse. he is properly cuffed, and you never see that. and finally, it may be a 2 in one, but the mutton man is waaaay cool, reminds me a lil of bird fydrich.

  • LI Phil | September 1, 2009 at 10:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”345635″]he is properly cuffed[/quote]

    in an aneroxic sorta way, maybe

    look…this is acceptable hosiery…

    but when this begets this…all bets are off

    /mutton is fine, he’s a pitcher after all
    //this shit doesn’t belong
    ///nor does this

    whoa…three slashies

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 10:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”345636″][quote comment=”345635″]he is properly cuffed[/quote]

    in an aneroxic sorta way, maybe

    look…this is acceptable hosiery…

    but when this begets this…all bets are off

    /mutton is fine, he’s a pitcher after all
    //this shit doesn’t belong
    ///nor does this

    whoa…three slashies[/quote]

    Agreed. Just isn’t good to look like your mom couldn’t run faster than her cousins.

    —Rick

  • Ricko | September 1, 2009 at 10:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”345628″][quote comment=”345539″]NEW LOGOS for my alma mater Nicholls State University down in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
    The whole story behind the rebrand comes from back when I was at the school, and there was a small group of students opposed to the mascot used at the time. The mascot wasn’t depicted in any of the logos but was present at football and basketball games. I admit, the costume sucked (you can see it on the right of THIS PICTURE) but I was still against any chage. A new President came in and “retired” the Colonel until a new, more modern look could be put together. The logo package is partially a result of that.

    However, after seeing the new logo package, I’m a fan. I even like the NEW MASCOT as well.
    [/quote]

    Why do mascots who are human have to have those huge fabric heads? Why can’t human mascots be human again? When did teams start going away from this? Currently, West Virginia is the only school I can think of that still has a human.

    http://cache.daylife...

    -Greenie[/quote]

    Apparently no one at Nicholls State has ever seen DR. ZHIVAGO.

    (I know, I know, they didn’t wear red. That’s not the point.)

  • JimV19 | September 1, 2009 at 11:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”345625″][quote comment=”345623″]Hey! What’s the significance of today’s date besides the triumphant return of Uni Watch? A certain team is living up to its backronym.

    Completely
    Useless
    By
    September[/quote]

    at least you have a september

    My
    Entire
    Team
    Sucks[/quote]

    At least you have hope in the off-season

    Players,
    If
    Reputable,
    Are
    Traded
    Every
    Season

  • Josh Petty | September 1, 2009 at 11:07 pm |

    A few interesting things I’ve seen over the last couple of weeks…

    1. I was at the Peoria Chiefs (Cubs Class A Midwest League affiliate) game the day that Ted Lilly made his rehab start there. There was an older guy sitting a couple of seats down wearing a hat that looked like one of those cheap velcro back adjustable hats you can get at Walmart, same looking material too, except it was in the batting practice style (with the red ear thingy). There was a logo on the back, I think it may have been Culver’s, but I didn’t get a good enough look at it to be for certain. Unfortunately no camera with me. I’m guessing it was a giveaway, can anybody confirm that?

    2. I was watching the last game in LA between the Dodgers and Cubs last week and in the 8th or 9th inning, I swear I saw 2 guys standing behind home plate wearing pinstriped Dodgers jerseys. Anybody else see that?

    3. Lastly, I ordered a new Jay Cutler Chicago Bears jersey online from Finish Line (so it’s legit Reebok). I got the thing in the mail a week or so later and the first thing I noticed is that there wasn’t a “new” NFL logo on the thing (except for the hang tag, which I’ve yet to remove). The waist tag, the NFL Equipment neck tag, the sizing tag on the back of the neck inside the jersey and the little silver strip over the seam in back inside the jersey all feature the old NFL logo. I was disappointed by that. No pictures yet, but I’ll take some and post them here.

  • rpm | September 1, 2009 at 11:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”345636″][quote comment=”345635″]he is properly cuffed[/quote]

    in an aneroxic sorta way, maybe

    look…this is acceptable hosiery…

    but when this begets this…all bets are off

    /mutton is fine, he’s a pitcher after all
    //this shit doesn’t belong
    ///nor does this

    whoa…three slashies[/quote]
    i get you. i am just saying it might be goofy, but it’s better then pajama pants. and is that prince distorted?! that can’t be right.

  • rpm | September 2, 2009 at 12:07 am |

    phil~
    guess i am just saying sometimes you have to you know. it could be worse right?

  • LI Phil | September 2, 2009 at 12:19 am |

    [quote comment=”345641″][quote comment=”345636″][quote comment=”345635″]he is properly cuffed[/quote]

    in an aneroxic sorta way, maybe

    look…this is acceptable hosiery…

    but when this begets this…all bets are off

    /mutton is fine, he’s a pitcher after all
    //this shit doesn’t belong
    ///nor does this

    whoa…three slashies[/quote]
    i get you. i am just saying it might be goofy, but it’s better then pajama pants. and is that prince distorted?! that can’t be right.[/quote]

    well, it’s a screen cap, so that may have something to do with it…but look at the hebrew hammer behind prince…he looks “wider” too

    still, prince is perhaps the only (well, maybe he and cc) player who is excused for wearing pj’s

  • Matt | September 2, 2009 at 12:39 am |

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  • Kyle | September 2, 2009 at 7:46 am |

    [quote comment=”345572″][quote comment=”345568″]Last Sunday the Wild unveiled their new 3rd jersey – actually an entire new uni – which is definitely an improvement over the god-awful eye torture they choose to wear on a regular basis:

    http://wild.nhl.com/...

    whoa…are those actually not socks but some kind of “sleeve” (for lack of a better term) that goes OVER the actual sock?

     

    EDIT: might have helped if i included the pic

    is this something new or is this common…[/quote]

    Those are the Reebok Edge socks. They are very light and cool and they wick away the sweat, so now it all the sweat drains into your skate. They arent that bad actually. All NH, CHL, AHL teams and most college and high school teams are wearing them.

  • DenverGregg | September 2, 2009 at 7:48 am |

    Not to make light of David Wright’s concussion or his courage in coming back, but that new batting helmet made him look like this fellow.

  • Kyle | September 2, 2009 at 8:13 am |

    [quote comment=\”345628\”][quote comment=\”345539\”]NEW LOGOS for my alma mater Nicholls State University down in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
    The whole story behind the rebrand comes from back when I was at the school, and there was a small group of students opposed to the mascot used at the time. The mascot wasn\’t depicted in any of the logos but was present at football and basketball games. I admit, the costume sucked (you can see it on the right of THIS PICTURE) but I was still against any chage. A new President came in and \”retired\” the Colonel until a new, more modern look could be put together. The logo package is partially a result of that.

    However, after seeing the new logo package, I\’m a fan. I even like the NEW MASCOT as well.
    [/quote]

    Why do mascots who are human have to have those huge fabric heads? Why can\’t human mascots be human again? When did teams start going away from this? Currently, West Virginia is the only school I can think of that still has a human.

    http://cache.daylife...

    -Greenie[/quote]

    Southern Cal has theirs, kinda. The horse is actually the mascot, not the tool who stabs the midfield logo.

  • Jonathan Sluss | September 2, 2009 at 8:41 am |

    [quote comment=”345648″][quote comment=\”345628\”][quote comment=\”345539\”]NEW LOGOS for my alma mater Nicholls State University down in Thibodaux, Louisiana.
    The whole story behind the rebrand comes from back when I was at the school, and there was a small group of students opposed to the mascot used at the time. The mascot wasn\’t depicted in any of the logos but was present at football and basketball games. I admit, the costume sucked (you can see it on the right of THIS PICTURE) but I was still against any chage. A new President came in and \”retired\” the Colonel until a new, more modern look could be put together. The logo package is partially a result of that.

    However, after seeing the new logo package, I\’m a fan. I even like the NEW MASCOT as well.
    [/quote]

    Why do mascots who are human have to have those huge fabric heads? Why can\’t human mascots be human again? When did teams start going away from this? Currently, West Virginia is the only school I can think of that still has a human.

    http://cache.daylife...

    -Greenie[/quote]

    Southern Cal has theirs, kinda. The horse is actually the mascot, not the tool who stabs the midfield logo.[/quote]

    What about the Notre Dame Leprechaun?

    Also see Virginia’s flamboyant cavalier and FSU’s Chief Osceola

  • Kerry P | September 2, 2009 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”345562″]re:Nicholls State logo
    It seems anachronistic to me that a school named for a confederate-era colonel would be depicted by a guy in a world-war 2 era uni. Sorta like UVa(Cavaliers)in camo.[/quote]
    Technically, FT Nicholls wasn’t a Colonel…he was a Brigadeer General. Also, he was the governor of Louisiana at one point as well as a Louisiana Supreme Court Justice that was from the immediate area. The “Colonel” name comes from the school’s old ROTC days where colonel was the highest rank a student could achieve.

  • Kyle | September 3, 2009 at 1:21 am |

    Did the MLB ever sell the Mets “ice cream” cap? I’ve never seen em on ebay

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