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The Steve K. Files, Vol. 4

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Time to check in again with reader Steve K., who continues to document uni-notable moments from the 1970s (see previous entries devoted to his screen shots here, here, and here). Let’s get started:

• What’s even better than a wacky mascot? A wacky two-person mascot. Or maybe a mascot that doesn’t make much sense (that appears to be a gator working for the Dolphins).

• Can’t ever recall having seen an Oilers player wearing red undersleeves before.

• Also can’t recall an Oilers player with a ski mask. That’s from a 1977 game in Cleveland. But hey, note that the sleeves now match the mask!

• And as long as we’re on a roll with Oilers, look at this. “Not sure if this was a pose from a Punt, Pass and Kick competition, but that sure is one cheap Oilers knockoff that kid is wearing,” says Steve.

• Here’s one that really surprised me: Ahmad Rashad with a small-cap “A” in his NOB. “It’s from a 1977 game against the Bengals,” says Steve. “This is the only time I’ve seen his name spelled that way. I think it was a one-game thing.”

• Note the inconsistency between the helmet buffalo and the jacket buffalo. The weird thing is that that’s from a 1976 game in Baltimore, two years after the logo change. Must have been an old jacket.

• Tough to see, but it looks like Lions coach Tommy Hudspeth had an unusual Lions logo on his jacket in this 1976 shot.

• Speaking of coaches, Chuck Knox and his staff wore their regular Rams caps while working the 1977 Pro Bowl.

• And speaking of the Pro Bowl, here are some shots of the NFL squad from 1977 and 1978.

That’ll hold us until next time. Big thanks to Steve, as always, for sharing these shots with us.

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You say you want another raffle? Sure, why not. Our benefactors this time around are the good people at SoccerPro.com, who are offering a free jacket from this product listing to one lucky winner.

To enter, send a blank e-mail with your name in the subject line to the raffle address (not to the usual Uni Watch e-mail address, please) by 10pm next Monday, September 21st. One entry per person, but anyone enrolled in the Uni Watch membership program at the time of the drawing can send four entries. The winner will be announced next Tuesday.

Hidden Resources: There are several ongoing Uni Watch research/reference projects that I’ve periodically mentioned and linked to, but I’ve never gotten around to creating permanent visible links for them. They include the Uni Watch Glossary, the Pro Football Uni History Project, and the breakdown of NFL teams that have worn white at home.

In a long-overdue move, these pages now have permanent links in the right-hand rail, under the heading “Research Projects.” Feel free to explore them.

Uni Watch News Ticker: The Seahawks are the latest team to go with a practice jersey sponsor. … Chris Stoppel notes some developments regarding Kansas’s road pants: Since 2005 they’d been gray, but last season they wore white pants against Missouri and for the Insight Bowl. They wore the whites again for this season’s first road game. Have the gray pants been permanently retired? … What does a crop science researcher wear to work? If you’re Neil Bourlag, you wear a cool Minnesota jacket (nice find by Nate Day). … Wondering what the AFL throwback games would look like if they used vintage logos on the field? Dylan Buell has come up with some possibilities. … Southern (D-IAA) has gone old-school this season, changing from this to this (with thanks to Prentice James). … Al Davis, humble as ever. … “Wednesday was my three-year anniversary with my wife, Kate,” writes Mike Reed. “The day of our wedding, I brought several suit bags full of jerseys for us to wear for pictures. Kate risked her hairdo to pull that retro Leafs jersey over her head, and the bridesmaids and groomsmen were all VERY accommodating. As an aside, I’ve often looked at that picture and joked ‘The best day of my life…was the day I bought that jersey.’ I mean, look at it — an authentic 1987 Canada Cup Gretzky jersey, with Canada Cup patch. It’s downright glorious.” … Why did so many of these MISL teams have sleeve stripes or other sleeve design elements that stopped slightly above the elbow? According to this page from a Wichita Wings yearbook, “MISL rules said players would have to wear long sleeves, but the league went out and made a deal for short-sleeved jerseys. The solution? Take a needle and thread and sew the long sleeves on” (great info from Paul Deaver, who also sent along this shot of Pete Rose, who co-owned the Cincinnati Kids, kicking out the first ball in 1978). … Too bad this doesn’t fit me. … The Falcons, in addition to wearing throwbacks this weekend, have also put a retro spin on their web site (with thanks to Shaun Tunick). … The Iraqi baseball team finally got its uniforms (good work, Jerry Cohen). … Best sock stripes ever? Could be. And look, here’s a shot where you can actually see a puff of rosin dust as the ball leaves the pitcher’s hand. I have no idea what teams are involved here, but there’s a lot more, much of it pure gold, here (domo arigato to Marcky Marc). … New goalie mask for Carey Price (with thanks to Ryan Connelly). … Magnificent display of old matchbook designs here.

 

163 comments to The Steve K. Files, Vol. 4

  • DenverGregg | September 17, 2009 at 8:30 am |

    I could be wrong, but the dude in the Minny jacket looks like Norman Borlaug.

  • Peter | September 17, 2009 at 8:36 am |

    Why is the Seahawks text in Purple on their practice jersey?

  • LiketheRiver | September 17, 2009 at 8:38 am |

    So what are the chances the Pacers wear a Simon memorial patch this year and the chances that every team in the NCAA wears a memorial patch for Miles Brand??

  • josh's twin | September 17, 2009 at 8:45 am |

    Wow. I don’t ever remember seeing Pro Bowl helmets before. I thought players always wore their helmets

  • M.Princip | September 17, 2009 at 8:49 am |

    [quote comment=”348467″]Why is the Seahawks text in Purple on their practice jersey?[/quote]

    Becuase they we’ren’t too pleased with that little stunt(April Fools) that Paul and the gang pulled off regarding a green jersey. Henceforth, a purple bing patch, and a hideous green jersey in the works, just for Paul. MAWAHAHAHAHAHA………

  • M.Princip | September 17, 2009 at 8:55 am |

    So………..???……….any comments on that ‘Full Color Football’ Showtime series last night? I thought it was done quite well. Where to begin??? I’ll simply start by saying that introduction was pure eye candy. Wow!!! Full color, indeed! Kudos to Curtis and Historic Helmets for their wonderful reproduction helmets.

  • Chad | September 17, 2009 at 8:56 am |

    [quote comment=”348468″]So what are the chances the Pacers wear a Simon memorial patch this year and the chances that every team in the NCAA wears a memorial patch for Miles Brand??[/quote]

    According to Jim Morris, President of Pacers Sports and Entertainment, the Pacers will have something next year. Also, he stated on a radio interview that the Indiana Fever of the WNBA will have some sort of memorial on their uniform for tonight’s playoff game.

  • ScottyM | September 17, 2009 at 9:02 am |

    Glorious, just glorious sock stripes.

    Hey Paul, you gotta get that shirt. It’s priceless. That’s what tailors are for!

  • Adam | September 17, 2009 at 9:02 am |

    Those AFL throwback fields made me think of something I was curious about. WTF are these USA Football logos on the fields this season? What are they all about? They look STUPID

  • Eric S. | September 17, 2009 at 9:07 am |

    Has there ever been a discussion here about the fact that teams from the city of Buffalo use a buffalo in their logos even though the teams are not called the Buffaloes?

  • Sarran | September 17, 2009 at 9:09 am |

    Dan Pastorini often wore red undershirts in winter games out of the Astrodome if memory serves.
    http://farm4.static....

  • Joe Hilseberg | September 17, 2009 at 9:11 am |

    I would like to see “Camden Corners” added to the Uni Watch Glossary.

    from: http://www.uniwatchb...

    On Tuesday night we attended the Mets/O’s game at Camden Yards, where I was surprised to see so many Mets fans in attendance. Was also surprised when a local fan sitting next to us pointed out a ballpark detail I hadn’t been aware of: All the ads on the stadium’s outfield wall have white borders and little squiggly things in the corners.

    I’m told that this design motif is the work of Peter Angelos’s wife, who thinks it adds a nice old-timey feel to the ballpark.

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 9:11 am |

    [quote comment=”348471″]So………..???……….any comments on that ‘Full Color Football’ Showtime series last night? I thought it was done quite well. Where to begin??? I’ll simply start by saying that introduction was pure eye candy. Wow!!! Full color, indeed! Kudos to Curtis and Historic Helmets for their wonderful reproduction helmets.[/quote]

    Thought it was a well done show. I really liked the theme music, too (not the top 40 hits sprinkled throughout, but what played over the credits). Couldn’t catch who was responsible but I think it was original to the show. It was sort of a detective theme, spy show, surfmusic piece and I thought was very reminiscent of the times. Think “Peter Gunn”, “Man from Uncle”, “Surfside 6” . Lalo Schifrin would have been proud. (Sorry about the older references you youngsters out there – Ricko can probably relate though)

  • M.Princip | September 17, 2009 at 9:17 am |

    [quote comment=”348478″][quote comment=”348471″]So………..???……….any comments on that ‘Full Color Football’ Showtime series last night? I thought it was done quite well. Where to begin??? I’ll simply start by saying that introduction was pure eye candy. Wow!!! Full color, indeed! Kudos to Curtis and Historic Helmets for their wonderful reproduction helmets.[/quote]

    Thought it was a well done show. I really liked the theme music, too (not the top 40 hits sprinkled throughout, but what played over the credits). Couldn’t catch who was responsible but I think it was original to the show. It was sort of a detective theme, spy show, surfmusic piece and I thought was very reminiscent of the times. Think “Peter Gunn”, “Man from Uncle”, “Surfside 6” . Lalo Schifrin would have been proud. (Sorry about the older references you youngsters out there – Ricko can probably relate though)[/quote]

    Agree, the music was well done(time period etc.), as was the older interviews and how they were placed in the vintage TV sets. Very clever.

  • Hank | September 17, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”348475″]Has there ever been a discussion here about the fact that teams from the city of Buffalo use a buffalo in their logos even though the teams are not called the Buffaloes?[/quote]

    Buffalo Buffalo (or Buffaloes) would be redundant. Buffalo Bisons wouldn’t be zoologically correct since bison are native to North America and buffalo are native to Asia and Africa. Now, if they relocate to Toronto, all will be well. Unless you’re a Buffalo resident.

    (And speaking of bison, bison burgers are delicioius. As is bison chili.)

  • LI Phil | September 17, 2009 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”348478″]Ricko can probably relate though)[/quote]

    who knows what colors lurk beneath the helmets of the 1962 broncos preseason helmets?

    the ricko knows

  • Adam | September 17, 2009 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”348480″][quote comment=”348475″]Has there ever been a discussion here about the fact that teams from the city of Buffalo use a buffalo in their logos even though the teams are not called the Buffaloes?[/quote]

    Buffalo Buffalo (or Buffaloes) would be redundant. Buffalo Bisons wouldn’t be zoologically correct since bison are native to North America and buffalo are native to Asia and Africa. Now, if they relocate to Toronto, all will be well. Unless you’re a Buffalo resident.

    (And speaking of bison, bison burgers are delicioius. As is bison chili.)[/quote]

    On these lines, how did Ralph Wilson come up with calling his team the “BILLS?” Any way? WTF is a Bill?

  • James Craven | September 17, 2009 at 9:28 am |

    [quote]“Wondering what the AFL throwback games would look like if they used vintage logos on the field? Dylan Buell has come up with some possibilities.”[/quote]

    The Chiefs are going to wear Dallas Texans unis, so why bother with putting the old Chiefs insignia at the 50? Also, that type of stuff should have been done by the Pats this past Monday, although I don’t know if they’ll get the permission from the NFL to do so.

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 9:40 am |

    Re: The wedding photo
    Hope the guy performing the nuptuals was poppin’ a Tony Gwynn.

    Oh yeah, and the bridesmaids should all have been wearing Buffalo Bills jerseys :)

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    Re: “Full Color Football”

    Interesting to see Joe Buck’s dad on the field doing interviews and Hank stram featured so prominently. The two would later team up on MNF radio broadcasts.

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 9:52 am |

    FYI
    Bethany College (WV) and Howard U. (among others, I’m sure) also called Bison.

    Why do we call the american 5 cent piece a Buffalo Nickel? (That one’s got me …..nevermind).

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 9:54 am |

    And as long as we’re on a roll with Oilers, look at this. “Not sure if this was a pose from a Punt, Pass and Kick competition, but that sure is one cheap Oilers knockoff that kid is wearing,” says Steve.

    He’s pretty big for a 12-year-old, also.

  • Chris | September 17, 2009 at 9:56 am |

    Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

  • tosaman | September 17, 2009 at 9:57 am |

    re: Southern University’s new football uniforms http://media.2theadv...

    Let’s see, no piping: check

    No contrasting side panels on jersey: check

    Pants’s stripes all the way to the knee: check

    So far, so good…

    Uh oh, incomplete shoulder stripe loop. That’s gonna cost ya.

    All in all, a definite improvement.

  • TommyD | September 17, 2009 at 10:03 am |

    are there no pitcher’s mounds in Japanese baseball?

    http://farm4.static....

  • TommyD | September 17, 2009 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”348480″][quote comment=”348475″]Has there ever been a discussion here about the fact that teams from the city of Buffalo use a buffalo in their logos even though the teams are not called the Buffaloes?[/quote]

    Buffalo Buffalo (or Buffaloes) would be redundant. Buffalo Bisons wouldn’t be zoologically correct since bison are native to North America and buffalo are native to Asia and Africa. Now, if they relocate to Toronto, all will be well. Unless you’re a Buffalo resident.

    (And speaking of bison, bison burgers are delicioius. As is bison chili.)[/quote]

    aren’t the Buffalo BisonS the AAA affiliate of those New York Metropolitans?

    http://buffalo.bison...

  • Hott Rodd | September 17, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”348485″]Re: “Full Color Football”

    Interesting to see Joe Buck’s dad on the field doing interviews and Hank stram featured so prominently. The two would later team up on MNF radio broadcasts.[/quote]

    Jack Buck, not Joe buck’s dad. Please, Joe Buck is a shmuck, Jack Buck is one of the all time greats.

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”348485″]Re: “Full Color Football”

    Interesting to see Joe Buck’s dad on the field doing interviews and Hank stram featured so prominently. The two would later team up on MNF radio broadcasts.[/quote]

    And I think it’s interesting that Jack Buck’s son is now network play-by-play guy.

    All about perspective, init.

    “Look! A flaming ‘Z’ on the hillside! Must be Zorro!”
    “I dunno…our soldiers 90 degrees to the right just reported a flaming ‘N’.”

    —Ricko

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”348494″][quote comment=”348485″]Re: “Full Color Football”

    Interesting to see Joe Buck’s dad on the field doing interviews and Hank stram featured so prominently. The two would later team up on MNF radio broadcasts.[/quote]

    Jack Buck, not Joe buck’s dad. Please, Joe Buck is a shmuck, Jack Buck is one of the all time greats.[/quote]

    Just looking for a reaction similar to yours.
    You didn’t disappoint! :)

  • LI Phil | September 17, 2009 at 10:10 am |

    [quote]Jack Buck, not Joe buck’s dad. Please, Joe Buck is a shmuck, Jack Buck is one of the all time greats.[/quote]

    i don’t believe what i just heard

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    “… this shot of Pete Rose, who co-owned the Cincinnati Kids, kicking out the first ball in 1978)”

    I SO wanted the local team in that league to be
    the Minnesota Fatses.

  • Hott Rodd | September 17, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”348497″][quote]Jack Buck, not Joe buck’s dad. Please, Joe Buck is a shmuck, Jack Buck is one of the all time greats.[/quote]

    i don’t believe what i just heard[/quote]

    Which part?

  • Gusto44 | September 17, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    re: Iraq Baseball League

    Guess those poor bastards need something productive to do besides stoning women to death, so here are some possible nicknames for IBL teams:

    Baghdad Suicide Bombers
    Samarra Stoners
    Basra Bushmen
    Mosul Militants
    Karbala Killers
    Tikrit Terror

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”348499″][quote comment=”348497″][quote]Jack Buck, not Joe buck’s dad. Please, Joe Buck is a shmuck, Jack Buck is one of the all time greats.[/quote]

    i don’t believe what i just heard[/quote]

    Which part?[/quote]

    Castin’ pearls here, Phil

  • JTH | September 17, 2009 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”348498″]”… this shot of Pete Rose, who co-owned the Cincinnati Kids, kicking out the first ball in 1978)”

    I SO wanted the local team in that league to be
    the Minnesota Fatses.[/quote]
    Woudn’t have worked back then, but nowadays you can go with the Minnesota Phats.

  • LI Phil | September 17, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”348501″][quote comment=”348499″][quote comment=”348497″][quote]Jack Buck, not Joe buck’s dad. Please, Joe Buck is a shmuck, Jack Buck is one of the all time greats.[/quote]

    i don’t believe what i just heard[/quote]

    Which part?[/quote]

    Castin’ pearls here, Phil[/quote]

    *sighs* teh funni machine is off today

    after all of these years, i realize my energy comes from the people at the other end

  • Brad | September 17, 2009 at 10:22 am |

    Loved “Full Color Football” last night, The Marty Schottenheimer NOB on his Bills jersey stretching in a curve from end to end around the numbers was great (sorry I don’t know have access to a picture of it).

    Never knew the L.A. then S.D. Chargers got their name from Barron Hilton’s huge credit card processing company.

    Can’t wait for the 4 other parts of the series.

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”348500″]re: Iraq Baseball League

    Guess those poor bastards need something productive to do besides stoning women to death, so here are some possible nicknames for IBL teams:

    Baghdad Suicide Bombers
    Samarra Stoners
    Basra Bushmen
    Mosul Militants
    Karbala Killers
    Tikrit Terror[/quote]

    LOL. Honestfertrue…with my hearing issues, for the longest time I thought it was “Sikrit”. And it being Saddam’s home town was perfect….because that made him a “Sikritian”.

    Then I learned was it really was.
    Damn.

    —Ricko

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 10:25 am |

    “… this shot of Pete Rose, who co-owned the Cincinnati Kids, kicking out the first ball in 1978)”

    I don’t know anything about this league or how they came up with the name, but it is somewhat ironic that Pete Rose was part owner of a team with the same name as a movie about gambling.

  • Hott Rodd | September 17, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”348503″][quote comment=”348501″][quote comment=”348499″][quote comment=”348497″][quote]Jack Buck, not Joe buck’s dad. Please, Joe Buck is a shmuck, Jack Buck is one of the all time greats.[/quote]

    i don’t believe what i just heard[/quote]

    Which part?[/quote]

    Castin’ pearls here, Phil[/quote]

    *sighs* teh funni machine is off today

    after all of these years, i realize my energy comes from the people at the other end[/quote]

    ya lost me. oh well.

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”348500″]re: Iraq Baseball League

    Guess those poor bastards need something productive to do besides stoning women to death, so here are some possible nicknames for IBL teams:

    Baghdad Suicide Bombers
    Samarra Stoners
    Basra Bushmen
    Mosul Militants
    Karbala Killers
    Tikrit Terror[/quote]

    And Blackwater could supply the umps. YukYuk

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”348508″][quote comment=”348500″]re: Iraq Baseball League

    Guess those poor bastards need something productive to do besides stoning women to death, so here are some possible nicknames for IBL teams:

    Baghdad Suicide Bombers
    Samarra Stoners
    Basra Bushmen
    Mosul Militants
    Karbala Killers
    Tikrit Terror[/quote]

    And Blackwater could supply the umps. YukYuk[/quote]

    And Halliburton the baseballs. A steal at $10,000 a dozen.

  • JTH | September 17, 2009 at 10:31 am |

    [quote]Jack Buck, not Joe buck’s dad.[/quote]
    So when people call Joe a bastard, it’s not just hyperbole?

  • Hott Rodd | September 17, 2009 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”348510″][quote]Jack Buck, not Joe buck’s dad.[/quote]
    So when people call Joe a bastard, it’s not just hyperbole?[/quote]

    Don’t we all wish.

  • Tim D | September 17, 2009 at 10:35 am |

    whoa….and exactly what type of helmet is Pete wearing in THAT shot! …yikes!..Hey Pete?..Buster Brown wants his hair back!

  • mike 2 | September 17, 2009 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”348497″][quote]Jack Buck, not Joe buck’s dad. Please, Joe Buck is a shmuck, Jack Buck is one of the all time greats.[/quote]

    i don’t believe what i just heard[/quote]

    And we’ll see you tomorrow night.

    Go crazy folks, go crazy.

    (three of the greatest home run calls of all time)

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    Ever seen/heard the Jack Buck banquet speech where he thanks…
    “the French woman who, during World War II, feed me, clothed me, kept me hidden in her cellar. That was in Cleveland, of course…”

    —Ricko

  • PC Mackin | September 17, 2009 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=\”348482\”]
    On these lines, how did Ralph Wilson come up with calling his team the \”BILLS?\” Any way? WTF is a Bill?[/quote]

    The Bills were the name of Buffalo\’s former team in the AAFC. They were named the Bisons in 1946 and changed to the Bills for 1947 through 1949. They were named after Buffalo Bill Cody, the cowboy-showman.

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Hott Rodd | September 17, 2009 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”348513″][quote comment=”348497″][quote]Jack Buck, not Joe buck’s dad. Please, Joe Buck is a shmuck, Jack Buck is one of the all time greats.[/quote]

    i don’t believe what i just heard[/quote]

    And we’ll see you tomorrow night.

    Go crazy folks, go crazy.

    (three of the greatest home run calls of all time)[/quote]

    Still no comparison to:

    “That is a DISGUSTING act!”

    /sarcasm

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”348516″][quote comment=”348513″][quote comment=”348497″][quote]Jack Buck, not Joe buck’s dad. Please, Joe Buck is a shmuck, Jack Buck is one of the all time greats.[/quote]

    i don’t believe what i just heard[/quote]

    And we’ll see you tomorrow night.

    Go crazy folks, go crazy.

    (three of the greatest home run calls of all time)[/quote]

    Still no comparison to:

    “That is a DISGUSTING act!”

    /sarcasm[/quote]
    [quote comment=”348516″][quote comment=”348513″][quote comment=”348497″][quote]Jack Buck, not Joe buck’s dad. Please, Joe Buck is a shmuck, Jack Buck is one of the all time greats.[/quote]

    i don’t believe what i just heard[/quote]

    And we’ll see you tomorrow night.

    Go crazy folks, go crazy.

    (three of the greatest home run calls of all time)[/quote]

    Still no comparison to:

    “That is a DISGUSTING act!”

    /sarcasm[/quote]

    And now we roll tape of Joe Buck’s first talk show fiasco. That was certainly a classy affair, wasn’t it.

  • M.Princip | September 17, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”348515″][quote comment=\”348482\”]
    On these lines, how did Ralph Wilson come up with calling his team the \”BILLS?\” Any way? WTF is a Bill?[/quote]

    The Bills were the name of Buffalo\’s former team in the AAFC. They were named the Bisons in 1946 and changed to the Bills for 1947 through 1949. They were named after Buffalo Bill Cody, the cowboy-showman.

    http://en.wikipedia....

    That explains the red(blood) Buffalo.

  • tom farley | September 17, 2009 at 10:52 am |

    Paul, Denver Gregg is right. That’s Norman Bourlaug in the Minnesota jacket. And he was a brilliant crop science researcher. He’s credited with saving millions of people from starvation. R.I.P.

    I think even Joe Buck would acknowledge that the phrasing “Joe Buck’s dad” is wrong.

    Every once in a while, you can catch a clip of the on-field pregame show from the Ice Bowl. Buck worked that game with Ray Scott and Frank Gifford.

    Scott: … what are you thoughts, Jack?
    Buck (big smile): I think it’s very cold, Ray!

  • tom farley | September 17, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    Ah, crap. It’s Norman Borlaug. Tough name, apparently.

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 11:00 am |

    And then there’s Kenny Albert’s dad.

  • anotherguy | September 17, 2009 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”348505″]… for the longest time I thought it was “Sikrit”.
    [/quote]
    Sick of the company that makes dye?

  • anotherguy | September 17, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”348521″]And then there’s Kenny Albert’s dad.[/quote]
    And then there’s Maude…

  • Kerry P | September 17, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    re: “Southern (D-IAA)”

    I find it odd that we discuss the specifics and minor details of unis so much, yet such a blatant mistake is made so often regarding the I-AA moniker that is no longer. Those schools are now referred to as FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) just as the larger schools are FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision). All are Division I schools. Does everyone like the name change? Of course not. But that doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen.

    More specifically regarding Southern, they typically use at least 2 uni templates each season and maybe more. So, stay tuned.

  • Killian | September 17, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    Re: Carey Price’s new mask:

    I love that, in the second close-up shot, the man portrayed has a balding spot on his head. I wonder if that was to make it real, or just a mistake!

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 11:09 am |

    “That’s Norman Bourlaug in the Minnesota jacket. And he was a brilliant crop science researcher. He’s credited with saving millions of people from starvation. R.I.P.”

    I’ve heard saving “billions”. There’s a fairly valid argument that the development of dwarf wheat may have saved the planet. The population explosion was up and running. Without a strain of wheat that didn’t topple under it own weight before being fully productive, we may well have enough people with empty stomachs…or enough dead and dying to breed disease…or both those factors, that civilization would have been radically changed. Possibly lost altogether. Lenin once said something like, “You don’t have politics when people disagree. You have politics when people don’t have bread.”

    —Ricko

  • Hott Rodd | September 17, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”348524″]re: “Southern (D-IAA)”

    I find it odd that we discuss the specifics and minor details of unis so much, yet such a blatant mistake is made so often regarding the I-AA moniker that is no longer. Those schools are now referred to as FCS (Football Championship Subdivision) just as the larger schools are FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision). All are Division I schools. Does everyone like the name change? Of course not. But that doesn’t mean that it didn’t happen.

    More specifically regarding Southern, they typically use at least 2 uni templates each season and maybe more. So, stay tuned.[/quote]

    As far as I’m concerned, It didn’t happen.

  • RS Rogers | September 17, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”348480″]Buffalo Bisons wouldn’t be zoologically correct since bison are native to North America and buffalo are native to Asia and Africa.[/quote]

    Zoologically correct, but American bison have been called “buffalo” in English longer than they’ve been called “bison.” We’ve been calling them “buffalo” since 1635, and “bison” since 1694, and both words are the names of Old World species appropriated to describe a New World relative, so neither is more “accurate” than the other. The two words are interchangeable, unless you happen to be a research biologist who needs to use the Latin names, in which case you’ll never use the word “buffalo” to describe any animal.

    I say “bison,” never “buffalo,” but I recognize that I’m just being pedantic in insisting on the difference. There is none, and there’s actually a slightly stronger case for “buffalo” than for “bison” by the standards we usually use to decide correct word usage. “Buffalo Buffaloes” is no more redundant than “Buffalo Bisons” — which is actually pretty darn redundant, on a par with the Philadelphia Phillies.

    [quote comment=”348480″](And speaking of bison, bison burgers are delicioius. As is bison chili.)[/quote]

    True that! Bison is like beef, except it tastes better, is healthier for you, is grown more humanely, and the industry that produces it is better for the planet. Also delicious: bison pot roast.

  • Kaptain K | September 17, 2009 at 11:36 am |

    A gator mascot at a Dolphin home game?! Makes about as much sense as, oh let’s say the Dolphins playing their home games at “Land Shark Stadium”!

  • tom farley | September 17, 2009 at 11:38 am |

    Ricko, the number may very well be in the billions.

    Lenin once said something like, “You don’t have politics when people disagree. You have politics when people don’t have bread.”
    Pretty smart guy for a commie pinko. ;-)

  • anotherguy | September 17, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    Regarding the wacky mascot/Gator at a Dolphins game: that might have been the result of the University of Florida band playing at halftime.

    Far more common to see college bands at halftime in an earlier era….

  • anotherguy | September 17, 2009 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”348531″]Pretty smart guy for a commie pinko. ;-)[/quote]

    And/or “a guy who had once been hungry” instead of “commie pinko”. ;-)

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”348530″]A gator mascot at a Dolphin home game?! Makes about as much sense as, oh let’s say the Dolphins playing their home games at “Land Shark Stadium”![/quote]

    “So, like, who’d win a fight between a Gator, a Dolphin, a Marlin and a Shark? You can think it about for awhile, dude;I just came up for more Red Bull and Ding Dongs. Gotta get back to Madden. Later”

    To himself, walking away…
    “Fuckin awesome question I asked.”

  • anotherguy | September 17, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”348530″]…”Land Shark Stadium”![/quote]Candygram.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 17, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”348504″]

    Never knew the L.A. then S.D. Chargers got their name from Barron Hilton’s huge credit card processing company.

    [/quote]
    Me neither! My head was about to explode with the quantity of utterly beautiful minutiae! I was just awe for the duration. Didn’t care so much for the vertical strip bashing, though.

    My favorite part was the early cowboy footage of them sucking and the guy who ran the touchdown in nearly had a heart attack from the cannon firing – priceless!

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    the guy who ran the touchdown in nearly had a heart attack from the cannon firing – p

    Buddy Dial, I believe. Steelers #84. After catching a TD pass. Haven’t seen that highlight in years. Hysterical. Maybe one of the funniest ever.

    —Ricko

  • tom farley | September 17, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    And/or “a guy who had once been hungry” instead of “commie pinko”. ;-)
    Exactly.

    NEIL: Oh, good. You got the provisions. You know, John Lennon once said “A man with a handful of takeaways is either very hungry, or knows someone that’s very hungry.”

    MIKE: Yeah, Mike says, “A man with a handful of takeaways has got warm grease running up both sleeves.”

  • M.Princip | September 17, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”348534″][quote comment=”348530″]A gator mascot at a Dolphin home game?! Makes about as much sense as, oh let’s say the Dolphins playing their home games at “Land Shark Stadium”![/quote]

    “So, like, who’d win a fight between a Gator, a Dolphin, a Marlin and a Shark? You can think it about for awhile, dude;I just came up for more Red Bull and Ding Dongs. Gotta get back to Madden. Later”

    To himself, walking away…
    “Fuckin awesome question I asked.”[/quote]

    Easy, the Marlin would have the Gator, Dolphin, and Shark on it’s spear like a shish kabob. BAM! Nailed it!

  • M.Princip | September 17, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”348536″][quote comment=”348504″]

    Never knew the L.A. then S.D. Chargers got their name from Barron Hilton’s huge credit card processing company.

    [/quote]
    Me neither! My head was about to explode with the quantity of utterly beautiful minutiae! I was just awe for the duration. Didn’t care so much for the vertical strip bashing, though.

    My favorite part was the early cowboy footage of them sucking and the guy who ran the touchdown in nearly had a heart attack from the cannon firing – priceless![/quote]

    Ok, so they are slated to play a game with those vertical stripe socks. Oh, this should be good.

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    A gator mascot at a Dolphin home game?!

    Oh is that what that was? I thought it was Fred Goldman’s P.I. in a Godzilla costume.

  • CowboyBlue | September 17, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”348476″]Dan Pastorini often wore red undershirts in winter games out of the Astrodome if memory serves.
    http://farm4.static....

    Those red sleeves on Dan Pastorini in the Oilers’ pictures are actually red slip on elbow pads. Note the extra thickness and squared-off shape of the red material. He wore those in the Astrodome because the artificial turf there was not much better than green concrete. I remember several of the 70’s and 80’s Oilers wearing those.

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    I say “bison,” never “buffalo,” but I recognize that I’m just being pedantic in insisting on the difference.

    Nobody’ll notice around here.

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”348542″][quote comment=”348476″]Dan Pastorini often wore red undershirts in winter games out of the Astrodome if memory serves.
    http://farm4.static....

    Those red sleeves on Dan Pastorini in the Oilers’ pictures are actually red slip on elbow pads. Note the extra thickness and squared-off shape of the red material. He wore those in the Astrodome because the artificial turf there was not much better than green concrete. I remember several of the 70’s and 80’s Oilers wearing those.[/quote]

    Speaking of Astrodome, etc…

    1974. First year of WFL. About midseason, Texans owner gets word from Astrodome representative that, “While you’re renting the Astrodome from us, the goalposts belong to the Oilers and they aren’t giving us permission to use them.”

    Texans’ owner’s response? “Well, we don’t kick extra points i the WFL, so I guess we’ll get along without them. However, if they told us we couldn’t use the 40-yard line, we’d be in trouble.”

    —Ricko

  • LarryB | September 17, 2009 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”348504″]Loved “Full Color Football” last night, The Marty Schottenheimer NOB on his Bills jersey stretching in a curve from end to end around the numbers was great (sorry I don’t know have access to a picture of it).

    Never knew the L.A. then S.D. Chargers got their name from Barron Hilton’s huge credit card processing company.

    Can’t wait for the 4 other parts of the series.[/quote]

    Here is Marty Schottenheimer’s NOB

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

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

    http://lh5.ggpht.com...

  • LarryB | September 17, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    http://farm3.static....

    Haha at least they got the blue close in that knockoff

  • JRJR | September 17, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    Pretty crazy that none of those MISL players seem to be wearing shin guards. OUCH!

  • bartusball | September 17, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”348490″]Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.[/quote]

    Tutonka

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 12:50 pm |

    Following the Bills’ lead, perhaps when the Redskins do change their name they could go with…

    WASHINGTON IRVINGS

    Logo could be a Headless Horseman.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | September 17, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    Never noticed those MISL sleeves before. Of course, that’s from ’79 and ’80, from the looks of the pictures. By the time the league hit its competitive (and uniform) high point in the mid-80s http://www.uniwatchb... they had taken care of the sleeve issue.

  • anotherguy | September 17, 2009 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”348549″]Following the Bills’ lead, perhaps when the Redskins do change their name they could go with…

    WASHINGTON IRVINGS[/quote]

    If they moved to Spokane, would they be the Washington States?

    (I’m still trying to figure out a good way to work out the team going with “Andlees”.)

  • JimV19 | September 17, 2009 at 1:13 pm |

    Nice job with the new unis, Southern!

    I know these unis aren’t perfect http://media.lawrenc... but I like the color matchup and the snow makes for a really nice picture.

    I don’t like FBS and FCS, but I won’t make any “I’m Calling Them 1-A and 1-AA” jokes today…

    Today’s Steve K Files brought back some memories. I had a knockoff Oilers jersey (white numbers, though. #22 for Zeke Moore, before I knew what a shmuck he could be. I just liked the number), and I had an Oilers ski mask. I still have that one, actually. It’s getting raggedy, but I wear it anytime I go sled riding.

    Paul, you can’t fit into a large shirt? Dr. Jim prescribes more meat.

    Yes, bison burgers are good – better than ostrich burgers.

    Joe Buck’s not that bad. Really.

    Kinda miss the old Pro Bowl helmets. The next game will mark, what 30 years now since they wore those? Wow.

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 1:20 pm |

    toronto tutonkas

    washington wolves

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 1:22 pm |

    Logo could be a Headless Horseman.

    Troy Aikman would not be acceptable there.

  • anotherguy | September 17, 2009 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”348554″]Logo could be a Headless Horseman.

    Troy Aikman would not be acceptable there.[/quote]

    Perhaps they could work out a licensing deal with John Wayne Bobbit?

  • LI Phil | September 17, 2009 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote]I had an Oilers ski mask. I still have that one, actually. It’s getting raggedy, but I wear it anytime I go sled riding to the liquor store.[/quote]

    (fixed)

  • joe | September 17, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    Buffalo Buffalo (or Buffaloes) would be redundant. Buffalo Bisons wouldn’t be zoologically correct since bison are native to North America and buffalo are native to Asia and Africa.

    if Bison are native to NA how is it incorrect to call them the buff bison?

  • JimV19 | September 17, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”348484″]Re: The wedding photo
    Hope the guy performing the nuptuals was poppin’ a Tony Gwynn.

    Oh yeah, and the bridesmaids should all have been wearing Buffalo Bills jerseys :)[/quote]

    Line(s) of the day nominee!

    Picture looked better than I thought it would – kind of a formal take on Rob Ullman’s art. There you go, Rob, you can do wedding drawings as well.

  • M.Princip | September 17, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”348545″][quote comment=”348504″]Loved “Full Color Football” last night, The Marty Schottenheimer NOB on his Bills jersey stretching in a curve from end to end around the numbers was great (sorry I don’t know have access to a picture of it).

    Never knew the L.A. then S.D. Chargers got their name from Barron Hilton’s huge credit card processing company.

    Can’t wait for the 4 other parts of the series.[/quote]

    Here is Marty Schottenheimer’s NOB

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

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

    http://lh5.ggpht.com...

    These are great grabs larry. Do you use Sony Vegas, or, a similar type program to get them?

  • JTH | September 17, 2009 at 1:30 pm |

    Mark DeRosa on Adrian Beltre’s much-publicized equipment choice: “I don’t take the team picture without wearing a cup.”

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”348556″][quote]I had an Oilers ski mask. I still have that one, actually. It’s getting raggedy, but I wear it anytime I go sled riding to the liquor store.[/quote]

    (fixed)[/quote]

    Sell a lot of OIler ski masks in Houston, did they?
    (other than for liquor store use, that is)

    —Ricko

  • M.Princip | September 17, 2009 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”348557″]Buffalo Buffalo (or Buffaloes) would be redundant. Buffalo Bisons wouldn’t be zoologically correct since bison are native to North America and buffalo are native to Asia and Africa.

    if Bison are native to NA how is it incorrect to call them the buff bison?[/quote]

    ‘Eat My Meat’, starring Buff Bison.

  • LarryB | September 17, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”348559″][quote comment=”348545″][quote comment=”348504″]Loved “Full Color Football” last night, The Marty Schottenheimer NOB on his Bills jersey stretching in a curve from end to end around the numbers was great (sorry I don’t know have access to a picture of it).

    Never knew the L.A. then S.D. Chargers got their name from Barron Hilton’s huge credit card processing company.

    Can’t wait for the 4 other parts of the series.[/quote]

    Here is Marty Schottenheimer’s NOB

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

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

    http://lh5.ggpht.com...

    These are great grabs larry. Do you use Sony Vegas, or, a similar type program to get them?[/quote]

    I simply use my computer and screen grab tools.
    My brother and I have a ton of sports dvds.

  • M.Princip | September 17, 2009 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”348563″][quote comment=”348559″][quote comment=”348545″][quote comment=”348504″]Loved “Full Color Football” last night, The Marty Schottenheimer NOB on his Bills jersey stretching in a curve from end to end around the numbers was great (sorry I don’t know have access to a picture of it).

    Never knew the L.A. then S.D. Chargers got their name from Barron Hilton’s huge credit card processing company.

    Can’t wait for the 4 other parts of the series.[/quote]

    Here is Marty Schottenheimer’s NOB

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

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

    http://lh5.ggpht.com...

    These are great grabs larry. Do you use Sony Vegas, or, a similar type program to get them?[/quote]

    I simply use my computer and screen grab tools.
    My brother and I have a ton of sports dvds.[/quote]

    Screen grab tools like; Snag it, or, Camtasia?

  • LI Phil | September 17, 2009 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote]Screen grab tools like; Snag it, or, Camtasia?[/quote]

    more like ctrl+prt scrn

  • M.Princip | September 17, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”348565″][quote]Screen grab tools like; Snag it, or, Camtasia?[/quote]

    more like ctrl+prt scrn[/quote]

    Doesn’t always work for video.

  • Mark in Shiga | September 17, 2009 at 1:57 pm |

    Phil, the Japanese baseball shots mentioned at the bottom of the ticker are from a game between Tomigusuku and Chatan in the Okinawa high school tournament. Those stripes are indeed awesome!

  • JimV19 | September 17, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”348561″][quote comment=”348556″][quote]I had an Oilers ski mask. I still have that one, actually. It’s getting raggedy, but I wear it anytime I go sled riding to the liquor store.[/quote]

    (fixed)[/quote]

    Sell a lot of OIler ski masks in Houston, did they?
    (other than for liquor store use, that is)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Well, they sold one to my parents in Ohio, at least…
    http://farm3.static....

    And I buy my Polish potato vodka at the grocery store…hatless…and the security cameras can prove it. ;)

  • random reader | September 17, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    I know a few of us are bothered by the lack of Blue in the uniforms of the Toronto Blue Jays, and more of us are bothered by the uniforms of the Blue Jays themselves.

    I always wondered how their current uniforms, specifically the roads, would look with a little more blue.

    So, with some time on my hands, this is what I came up with. I will admit that I kinda messed up adding the red border on the cap but at least I’ll recognize it when published elsewhere. I changed the cap and sleeves to a royal blue and changed the black border on the wordmark and numbers to red.

    What do you guys think?

  • M.Princip | September 17, 2009 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”348566″][quote comment=”348565″][quote]Screen grab tools like; Snag it, or, Camtasia?[/quote]

    more like ctrl+prt scrn[/quote]

    Doesn’t always work for video.[/quote]

    Think the problem’s more with what media player I use. Becuase, yes print screen does work, for the most part.

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”348569″]I know a few of us are bothered by the lack of Blue in the uniforms of the Toronto Blue Jays, and more of us are bothered by the uniforms of the Blue Jays themselves.

    I always wondered how their current uniforms, specifically the roads, would look with a little more blue.

    So, with some time on my hands, this is what I came up with. I will admit that I kinda messed up adding the red border on the cap but at least I’ll recognize it when published elsewhere. I changed the cap and sleeves to a royal blue and changed the black border on the wordmark and numbers to red.

    What do you guys think?[/quote]

    Good job! Been thinking for some time that maybe the problem isn’t so much the design, but the colors: First change all the black hats, sleeves, belts, socks…whatever…to royal. Then start messing with the other stuff.

    Seems to work pretty well.

    —Ricko

  • LarryB | September 17, 2009 at 2:21 pm |

    There are several screen grab tools that can be downloaded. Even Windows has a tool. I forget some of the names. Maybe Snip It is a Windows version.

  • LarryB | September 17, 2009 at 2:23 pm |

    Steve, I may have missed it. But who is this strange mascot a mascot for?

    http://farm4.static....

  • JimV19 | September 17, 2009 at 2:23 pm |

    Can’t believe the season began on Sunday and no one’s even mentioned it.

    Curling season, that is…
    http://www.ctvolympi...

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”348574″]Can’t believe the season began on Sunday and no one’s even mentioned it.

    Curling season, that is…
    http://www.ctvolympi...

    Aw, you know how it is. No one really gets interested ’til they start thinking about their brackets.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | September 17, 2009 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”348574″]Can’t believe the season began on Sunday and no one’s even mentioned it.

    Curling season, that is…
    http://www.ctvolympi...
    I hate to correct you, but you’re mistaken. The season starts on November 1.

    Still 16 spots available!

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”348573″]Steve, I may have missed it. But who is this strange mascot a mascot for?

    http://farm4.static....

    Original Seahawks, maybe?

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”348576″][quote comment=”348574″]Can’t believe the season began on Sunday and no one’s even mentioned it.

    Curling season, that is…
    http://www.ctvolympi...
    I hate to correct you, but you’re mistaken. The season starts on November 1.

    Still 16 spots available![/quote]

    You gonna show us the unis Marshall designs for you guys?

  • LI Phil | September 17, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”348573″]Steve, I may have missed it. But who is this strange mascot a mascot for?

    http://farm4.static....

    the magpies?

  • random reader | September 17, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”348571″][quote comment=”348569″]I know a few of us are bothered by the lack of Blue in the uniforms of the Toronto Blue Jays, and more of us are bothered by the uniforms of the Blue Jays themselves.

    I always wondered how their current uniforms, specifically the roads, would look with a little more blue.

    So, with some time on my hands, this is what I came up with. I will admit that I kinda messed up adding the red border on the cap but at least I’ll recognize it when published elsewhere. I changed the cap and sleeves to a royal blue and changed the black border on the wordmark and numbers to red.

    What do you guys think?[/quote]

    Good job! Been thinking for some time that maybe the problem isn’t so much the design, but the colors: First change all the black hats, sleeves, belts, socks…whatever…to royal. Then start messing with the other stuff.

    Seems to work pretty well.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Thanks, Ricko.

  • JTH | September 17, 2009 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”348578″][quote comment=”348576″][quote comment=”348574″]Can’t believe the season began on Sunday and no one’s even mentioned it.

    Curling season, that is…
    http://www.ctvolympi...
    I hate to correct you, but you’re mistaken. The season starts on November 1.

    Still 16 spots available![/quote]

    You gonna show us the unis Marshall designs for you guys?[/quote]
    If they look like this? No.

    If they’re more along these lines? Yes. Absolutely.

  • LI Phil | September 17, 2009 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”348580″][quote comment=”348571″][quote comment=”348569″]I know a few of us are bothered by the lack of Blue in the uniforms of the Toronto Blue Jays, and more of us are bothered by the uniforms of the Blue Jays themselves.

    I always wondered how their current uniforms, specifically the roads, would look with a little more blue.

    So, with some time on my hands, this is what I came up with. I will admit that I kinda messed up adding the red border on the cap but at least I’ll recognize it when published elsewhere. I changed the cap and sleeves to a royal blue and changed the black border on the wordmark and numbers to red.

    What do you guys think?[/quote]

    Good job! Been thinking for some time that maybe the problem isn’t so much the design, but the colors: First change all the black hats, sleeves, belts, socks…whatever…to royal. Then start messing with the other stuff.

    Seems to work pretty well.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Thanks, Ricko.[/quote]

    indeed, random

    if you had any other concepts, i am planning on running a few more MLB uni tweaks in a future weekend column…if you’d like to add that (and any others if you have ’em), send em to me and i’ll put em in there

    btw…i LIKE that…like a lot

  • Noelski y que! | September 17, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    Great addition to the NHL EA line is that in NHL10 when a player gets injured (i.e. broken nose) and stays in the game, he will return with a face guard/shield. I saw a half shield the other day (jaw protection).

  • bquinn | September 17, 2009 at 2:52 pm |

    I love the Steve K. files!! Can they be everyday???

  • Paul Lukas | September 17, 2009 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”348584″]I love the Steve K. files!! Can they be everyday???[/quote]

    I wish! Steve, you hear that? We need more material from you — the people demand it!

  • JimV19 | September 17, 2009 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”348585″][quote comment=”348584″]I love the Steve K. files!! Can they be everyday???[/quote]

    I wish! Steve, you hear that? We need more material from you — the people demand it![/quote]

    Yes, keep ’em coming!

  • Talon Lardner | September 17, 2009 at 3:26 pm |

    Shea stadium fans can find wallpaper of a recreation of the stage The Beatles used to launch their 1965 tour over at http://www.thebeatle... as rendered in the new Beatles: Rock Band game, left coulomb, second up from the bottom. I’m not sure how accurate it is, but I figured I’d at least toss it up here.

  • Chris M | September 17, 2009 at 3:27 pm |

    Check out the awesome logo on the Buffalo Sabres Media Guide. Very cool!

    http://sabres.nhl.co...

    They’re really steering clear of that slug…

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”348579″][quote comment=”348573″]Steve, I may have missed it. But who is this strange mascot a mascot for?

    http://farm4.static....

    the magpies?[/quote]

    Bluejays? (alts)

  • Maks | September 17, 2009 at 3:44 pm |

    i might have missed the train on this but is Spain in Euro Basketball the only team with optional first name basis NOB ?

    was just watching ESPN360 between France and Espana and noticed that Rudy Fernandez has RUDY but Pau gasol has GASOL … hmm…

  • mike 2 | September 17, 2009 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”348579″][quote comment=”348573″]Steve, I may have missed it. But who is this strange mascot a mascot for?

    http://farm4.static....

    the magpies?[/quote]

    The player on the right appears to be a Cleveland Brown, about 1975, and the bird appears to be a raven, so my best guess is that its a Baltimore Ravens mascot that’s somehow fallen back through time to check out the team they’ll be cheering for in 20 years.

    If anyone else has a theory that makes more sense, I’m all ears.

  • bartusball | September 17, 2009 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”348579″][quote comment=”348573″]Steve, I may have missed it. But who is this strange mascot a mascot for?

    http://farm4.static....

    the magpies?[/quote]

    It probably was the Browns mascot. I little foreshadowing perhaps?

  • JimV19 | September 17, 2009 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”348581″][quote comment=”348578″][quote comment=”348576″][quote comment=”348574″]Can’t believe the season began on Sunday and no one’s even mentioned it.

    Curling season, that is…
    http://www.ctvolympi...
    I hate to correct you, but you’re mistaken. The season starts on November 1.

    Still 16 spots available![/quote]

    You gonna show us the unis Marshall designs for you guys?[/quote]
    If they look like this? No.

    If they’re more along these lines? Yes. Absolutely.[/quote]

    How ’bout these?
    http://breakfastwith...

    If it’s a co-ed league, how about something from the Colleen Jones line of apparel? http://img54.photobu...

  • bartusball | September 17, 2009 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”348592″][quote comment=”348579″][quote comment=”348573″]Steve, I may have missed it. But who is this strange mascot a mascot for?

    http://farm4.static....

    the magpies?[/quote]

    It probably was the Browns mascot. I little foreshadowing perhaps?[/quote]

    How about, “A little forshadowing perhaps?” Jeez, fingers and brain are not working in tandem.

  • Tony Miller | September 17, 2009 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”348594″][quote comment=”348592″][quote comment=”348579″][quote comment=”348573″]Steve, I may have missed it. But who is this strange mascot a mascot for?

    http://farm4.static....

    the magpies?[/quote]

    It probably was the Browns mascot. I little foreshadowing perhaps?[/quote]

    How about, “A little forshadowing perhaps?” Jeez, fingers and brain are not working in tandem.[/quote]

    Dictionary.com says you were right the first time.

  • LI Phil | September 17, 2009 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”348593″]
    If it’s a co-ed league, how about something from the Colleen Jones line of apparel? http://img54.photobu...

    is that a squeegee?

  • JimV19 | September 17, 2009 at 4:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”348596″][quote comment=”348593″]
    If it’s a co-ed league, how about something from the Colleen Jones line of apparel? http://img54.photobu...

    is that a squeegee?[/quote]
    It’s “The Stabilizer”
    http://www.stabilize...

  • JTH | September 17, 2009 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”348593″][quote comment=”348581″][quote comment=”348578″][quote comment=”348576″][quote comment=”348574″]Can’t believe the season began on Sunday and no one’s even mentioned it.

    Curling season, that is…
    http://www.ctvolympi...
    I hate to correct you, but you’re mistaken. The season starts on November 1.

    Still 16 spots available![/quote]

    You gonna show us the unis Marshall designs for you guys?[/quote]
    If they look like this? No.

    If they’re more along these lines? Yes. Absolutely.[/quote]

    How ’bout these?
    http://breakfastwith...

    If it’s a co-ed league, how about something from the Colleen Jones line of apparel? http://img54.photobu...
    Nice.

  • mike 2 | September 17, 2009 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”348597″][quote comment=”348596″][quote comment=”348593″]
    If it’s a co-ed league, how about something from the Colleen Jones line of apparel? http://img54.photobu...

    is that a squeegee?[/quote]
    It’s “The Stabilizer”
    http://www.stabilize...

    I hate those things. They just seem wrong. I’m not an old fogey that’s longing for the days of cornbrooms, but at a minimum a broom should actually be capable of being used for sweeping the rock, and not be something cobbled together out of used plumbing supplies.

  • Squiddie | September 17, 2009 at 5:17 pm |

    But you can’t go curling without a really good hat!

    Everyone is wearing one

    Even the ladies wear hats

  • bartusball | September 17, 2009 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”348595″][quote comment=”348594″][quote comment=”348592″][quote comment=”348579″][quote comment=”348573″]Steve, I may have missed it. But who is this strange mascot a mascot for?

    http://farm4.static....

    the magpies?[/quote]

    It probably was the Browns mascot. I little foreshadowing perhaps?[/quote]

    How about, “A little forshadowing perhaps?” Jeez, fingers and brain are not working in tandem.[/quote]

    Dictionary.com says you were right the first time.[/quote]

    Holy shit. I give up. It should be “A little foreshadowing perhaps?” Wow, I guess I picked a bad week to give up sniffin’ glue. Or maybe I haven’t.

  • JimV19 | September 17, 2009 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”348600″]But you can’t go curling without a really good hat!

    Everyone is wearing one

    Even the ladies wear hats[/quote]

    Love the tie in the second picture!

  • Elliott | September 17, 2009 at 5:30 pm |

    Anyone else really like this picture?

    http://a323.yahoofs....

    Of course, Marshall aren’t going TNOB (team name). This is Darius Marshall.

  • KB | September 17, 2009 at 5:48 pm |

    Anyone else notice that the NFL logo is missing from the necklines of the new Seahawks practice jerseys? The red, white and blue practice jerseys all seem to have the NFL logos redacted on their necklines.

  • John | September 17, 2009 at 6:04 pm |

    As I recall, the Bills were wearing cold weather jackets and parkas from the AFL days well into the 80’s.

  • JimV19 | September 17, 2009 at 6:17 pm |

    Feeling a little light in the wallet? It’s gotta be the shoes…http://sports.espn.g...

  • JimV19 | September 17, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  • tdmoore | September 17, 2009 at 6:25 pm |

    I missed the stirrup club when the Orioles stirrups were ordered. If anyone has an extra pair they can sell, contact me at tdmoore66@gmail.com. Thanks

  • Michael Emody | September 17, 2009 at 6:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”348491″]re: Southern University’s new football uniforms http://media.2theadv...

    Let’s see, no piping: check

    No contrasting side panels on jersey: check

    Pants’s stripes all the way to the knee: check

    So far, so good…

    Uh oh, incomplete shoulder stripe loop. That’s gonna cost ya.

    All in all, a definite improvement.[/quote]

    Greetings, Comrades!
    I believe it was Lennon who said:
    Outsourcing capitalist garment makers will one day find that a worker has absconded with the glorious sewing pattern for complete shoulder stripes. At that point, the people must rise up…

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 6:30 pm |

    Greetings, Comrades!
    I believe it was Lennon who said:
    Outsourcing capitalist garment makers will one day find that a worker has absconded with the glorious sewing pattern for complete shoulder stripes. At that point, the people must rise up…

    Sure that wasn’t McCartney?

  • Michael Emody | September 17, 2009 at 6:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”348610″]Greetings, Comrades!

    Sure that wasn’t McCartney?[/quote]

    It’s so hard to get a clear view of history.

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 6:48 pm |

    A guess about the mystery mascot:
    As earlier explained, sometimes college mascots made appearances at pro games and aren’t there several pro teams based in NYC and isn’t the mascot of a certain team on a certain island near NYC called the blackbirds…….??

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 6:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”348611″][quote comment=”348610″]Greetings, Comrades!

    Sure that wasn’t McCartney?[/quote]

    It’s so hard to get a clear view of history.[/quote]

    “Antelope Freeway, 1/128th of a mile”.

  • J.D. | September 17, 2009 at 6:55 pm |

    Not often you see an unintentional TNOB, but this is a funny photo from last week’s Virginia Tech-Marshall game:
    http://a323.yahoofs....

  • anotherguy | September 17, 2009 at 7:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”348568″]And I buy my Polish potato vodka at the grocery store…hatless…and the security cameras can prove it. ;)[/quote]
    I don’t know for sure where the brand comes from-but Pirat Vodka is pretty darn good. Especially outdoors in the middle of winter.

  • LarryB | September 17, 2009 at 7:32 pm |

    Well that did not come out ok.

    Fatheads has some NFL logos from the 1950’s and 60’s

    http://www.fathead.c...

  • leon | September 17, 2009 at 7:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”348614″]Not often you see an unintentional TNOB, but this is a funny photo from last week’s Virginia Tech-Marshall game:
    http://a323.yahoofs....

    pretty often tonight.

  • Beardface | September 17, 2009 at 8:11 pm |

    If anyone gets a chance, hop on over to ESPNU for the Florida A&M vs Howard game and pay attention to #13 for FAMU. He’s wearing a different jersey than the rest of his teammates. Weird.

  • anotherguy | September 17, 2009 at 8:14 pm |

    When Tubas Attack:

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

  • anotherguy | September 17, 2009 at 8:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”348619″]If anyone gets a chance, hop on over to ESPNU for the Florida A&M vs Howard game and pay attention to #13 for FAMU. He’s wearing a different jersey than the rest of his teammates. Weird.[/quote]
    Come for the jerseys, stay for the band!

  • peter | September 17, 2009 at 8:48 pm |

    LOGO CREEP!

    http://www.thelostsy...

    Ok, go to the Game part, and you’ll see what I mean…(it may not come in the first 2 or 3 rounds, but its there!!)

  • Steve K. | September 17, 2009 at 9:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”348573″]Steve, I may have missed it. But who is this strange mascot a mascot for?

    http://farm4.static....

    Atlanta Falcons. That’s from 1975 or 1976 I believe.

  • Steve K. | September 17, 2009 at 9:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”348586″][quote comment=”348585″][quote comment=”348584″]I love the Steve K. files!! Can they be everyday???[/quote]

    I wish! Steve, you hear that? We need more material from you — the people demand it![/quote]

    Yes, keep ’em coming![/quote]

    I do appreciate that everyone. Now that we\’re back in football season, I am definitely motivated to crank up the screen grabs! Look for more stuff from me very soon.

  • Ricko | September 17, 2009 at 10:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”348623″][quote comment=”348573″]Steve, I may have missed it. But who is this strange mascot a mascot for?

    http://farm4.static....

    Atlanta Falcons. That’s from 1975 or 1976 I believe.[/quote]

    Good notion. Kinda pretty sure the player is a Viking. Pant stripe looks a little orange, but the outside stripes look purple. Don’t think it’s the Bears, but could be. Depends on when they stopped wearing the block numbers on their whites.

    —Ricko

  • =bg= | September 17, 2009 at 10:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”348570″][quote comment=”348566″][quote comment=”348565″][quote]Screen grab tools like; Snag it, or, Camtasia?[/quote]

    more like ctrl+prt scrn[/quote]

    Doesn’t always work for video.[/quote]

    Think the problem’s more with what media player I use. Becuase, yes print screen does work, for the most part.[/quote]

    Yes I use Windows Media Center to play cable into my monitor, and ctrl+prt scrn is all I do, then paste into Paint.

  • anotherguy | September 17, 2009 at 10:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”348625″]
    Good notion. Kinda pretty sure the player is a Viking. Pant stripe looks a little orange, but the outside stripes look purple. Don’t think it’s the Bears, but could be. Depends on when they stopped wearing the block numbers on their whites.[/quote]
    Ricko, it’s just a feeling on my part but I don’t think it’s the Bears. Never got that feeling from any viewing all day.

  • anotherguy | September 17, 2009 at 10:56 pm |

    1975 late season home games: Bengals Rams Broncos Skins Niners.

    1976: Browns Saints Niners Cowboys Pack.

  • LI Phil | September 17, 2009 at 11:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”348625″][quote comment=”348623″][quote comment=”348573″]Steve, I may have missed it. But who is this strange mascot a mascot for?

    http://farm4.static....

    Atlanta Falcons. That’s from 1975 or 1976 I believe.[/quote]

    Good notion. Kinda pretty sure the player is a Viking. Pant stripe looks a little orange, but the outside stripes look purple. Don’t think it’s the Bears, but could be. Depends on when they stopped wearing the block numbers on their whites.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    if it’s 1975, this is what the vikes looked like

    and in 1976, the bears looked like this (rounded numerals)– now those are also the dark unis too

    however, according to FUPP, in 1975, da bears had rounded numerals on their whites, as well as in ’76

    so, i’d say, it’s not da bears (as ricko pointed out)…

    and i’d wager it is the vikings

  • Cameron Rose | September 18, 2009 at 2:58 am |

    At first all I noticed was that Ahmad Rashad was grabbing his butt.

  • mark | September 19, 2009 at 11:42 am |

    Matt noooooo need to be embarassed by ONOB. To paraphrase my wife: “How does having my name on the back of my jersey affect the quality of your life?”

  • mark | September 21, 2009 at 1:31 pm |

    test

    THIS