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Now If We Could Just Get Gary Cohen to Wear One

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I think it’s fair to say that relatively few people bothered to tune in for Monday night’s Mets/Braves game, what with both teams playing out the string and Peyton Manning plying his trade a mere click of the remote control away. I think it’s even fairer to say that the game’s initial TV audience, however paltry it might have been, had dwindled considerably by the bottom of the 5th, by which time the Braves were winning by the tidy score of 11-2.

But those who stuck with the SouthSports telecast that long (including Becky Taylor, who informed me of what I’m about to describe) bore witness to an epochal moment in broadcasting history, as Braves play-by-play man Jon Sciambi pulled out a T-shirt and presented it to his partner, Joe Simpson, who obligingly draped it across his chest. “Simpson was always unabashed in talking about his hatred of that stadium, so it was a gag gift,” explains Becky.

Sciambi and Simpson then took turns making fun of this guy, which I believe marked the first time the gray and royal Shea tees have both been featured on TV in the same half-inning (and definitely marked the dorkiest dual endorsement ever). And then Simpson, who clearly knows how to hit a hanging curve, said, “You know, the funny thing about this shirt is, right after Chipper’s son was born, that’s what he said.”

For the record, I sent a shirt to Chipper a few months ago, but nothing ever came of it — dang. Meanwhile, if this moving exchange between Sciambi and Simpson has led to a stirring in your loins wallet, you can scratch that itch here.

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And after you buy the T-shirt…: When Brian Schulz asked us to pattern his membership card after his high school football jersey, complete with the mesh treatment, I wasn’t sure we’d be able to do it, but Scott really outdid himself, as you can see at right. That’s one of several new designs that have been added to the membership card gallery. For those of you who’ve been waiting a few weeks for your cards, a new batch will mail out today.

I know lots of you have been “meaning to” sign up (or at least that’s what literally dozens of you have told me in recent weeks), so hey, there’s no time like the present, am I right?

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Yet another way for you to give me all your money: I’ve been going through my record collection and making a few old 45s available on eBay. The current crop includes fairly rare stuff from the Apples, the Dead C., and Big Black, all of which should be very exciting to the four or five of you who’ve actualy heard of those bands. Remember, the more records I sell, the less likely I’ll have to resort to the latest trends in sports media (and/or the sooner I can just retire to New Zealand already, whatever).

Uni Watch News Ticker: On Monday I asked about Brad Childress’s non-Motorola headset. As several readers informed me, he wears it because of a hearing problem. … Stopped by the Shake Shack the other day and was disappointed to see that this sign had an apostrophe catastrophe. … Of course, some apostrophe catastrophes are more catastrophic than others. … Shaun Tunick notes that Brian McCann has been wearing a road catcher’s helmet at home. … Neglected to mention that Floyd Mayweather was wearing two-in-one faux stirrups on Saturday (thanks to Kenneth Ritz for reminding me). … In a related item, a player for AC Fiorentina was wearing stirrups in a Champions League match last week (as spotted by Stephen Boyd). … The Army has a new uniform for use in Afghanistan (with thanks to Kyle Kalkwarf). … Reprinted from Monday’s comments: Here’s something I’ve never seen before — a hockey helmet getting ripped in half. … Also from Monday: Hyphen vs. hyphen! … Here’s the new Mavs alt jersey. Additional photo here. … New hockey jerseys for Ohio State (with thanks to Nick Houser). … Rookie hazing is in full swing. … If you go to this link and scroll down to the “Interesting Story” headline, you’ll learn how the Twins were considering having corporate sponsorship for their organ (courtesy of Nate Hill). … Unusual NOB typography here (with thanks to John Dugan). … Here’s a good look at the Tribe’s “We lost last year’s World Series” patch, worn in 1996. … Now there’s a train wreck. That’s Washington High School, from Sioux Falls, South Dakota (with thanks to Bill Blewett). … New uni set for the Bobcats, and I can’t say I’m a fan of the pinstripes. … Jeff Meyers notes that one of the Colts’ coaches was wearing a red cap on Monday night, presumably so players on the field could pick him out as he gave signals. … Adidas and Puma have buried a 60-year hatchet, or something like that (with thanks to Brinke Guthrie). … Take a deep breath to prepare yourself for this. That’s Vida Blue (duh), wearing FiNOB and what appears to be cut-off baseball pants while working out in March of 1980 (tremendous find by Morris Levin). … Didn’t realize that Sheldon Brown wore a Jason mask for his pregame intro on Sunday until Shaun Tunick mentioned it to me. … Excellent stripes being worn by Battle Mountain High School in Edwards, Colorado (with thanks to Jeff Moddelmog). … Longtime Uni Watch fave Mark Penxa has designed the logo for this very entertaining site devoted to “an alternative baseball lexicon.” … Good article about Vanderbilt players’ eye black messages here (with thanks to Wade Harder). … Longtime contributor Michael Orr has started a new blog about English soccer, including some uni coverage. … New mascot for Tulsa, and be sure to check out the gallery of past ’scots — fairly hilarious stuff (with thanks to Dan Bewley). … And in a related item, there’s a new logo for Cal State Fullerton. … What’s the latest way for players to keep cool on the sidelines? Air-conditioned pads (props to my Page 2 colleague DJ Gallo). … Navy will wear these throwbacks on Saturday (as sent my way by Mike Althouse). … Most of you have never seen the Rams wearing these pants. That’s because I believe they’ve only been worn once, during a 2001 preseason game against the Chargers. Reader Mako Mameli has provided a bunch of additional photos. … Is this where football sock design is headed? That’s Wautoma High, and I’m embarrassed to report that they’re from Wisconsin. Yeesh (with thanks to Ray Barrington). … Michael Princip is keeping track of Oregon’s uniform combos, plus he’s added some program covers to his excellent Illustrated NFL site, including this killer Lions cover. … Always fun to see as many shots as possible of Clarence Weathers and his double-decker FNOB (with thanks to Zak Kalina). … Do you have dreams about uniforms? If so, here’s how to interpret them (thanks, Phil, but why were you cruising around that site to begin with?). … Tremendous vintage football jersey available here (nice find by John Sheehan). … A few years ago, Doug Brei sent me a note in which he claimed that Wendell Tyler wore mismatched cleats in Super Bowl XIV. Or at least that what he says — I don’t actually remember. In any event, he now has visual evidence. See this photo spread? Check out Tyler’s footwear — Adidas on one foot and Pony on the other! Bizarre, right? Similar to the Pete Vukovich photos I wrote about last year. … What’s better than a lot of stripes? A lot of stripes with striped trim. That’s School baseball team from Groton, MA about 1899. If the dude in the white necktie looks familiar, it’s because he’s FDR (great find by Justine DeCotis). … Eric Wright of the Browns has been fined $5000 for having his knees uncovered (with thanks to Brinke Guthrie). … TNOB alert. That’s the Canadian High School football team, from the incongruously named town of Canadian, Texas. Further non-uni details here (with thanks to Dan Cichalski). … This article about game-used Mets merch is intermittently uni-related and consistently hilarious — highly recommended reading. … One of America’s foremost collectors, Lester Glassner, has passed away. He died over a month ago, but nobody is officially dead until the New York Times says they are, and that didn’t happen for Lester until two days ago. His obituary is fascinating and entertaining, as I’m fairly certain Lester himself must have been. RIP, brother.

 

254 comments to Now If We Could Just Get Gary Cohen to Wear One

  • Sarran | September 23, 2009 at 8:03 am |

    http://farm3.static....
    Those are the most hideously ugly things I have ever seen. Are they actually leotards?

  • The Jeff | September 23, 2009 at 8:08 am |

    I have nothing to say today, except that Broncos socks and No-Comment-Allowed-Blogs both suck.

  • Ray Barrington | September 23, 2009 at 8:37 am |

    [quote comment=”349471″]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2500/3945185059_b96547d37e_b.jpg
    Those are the most hideously ugly things I have ever seen. Are they actually leotards?[/quote]
    Nope, just stockings…note the sublimated hornet (the team’s nickname) in the socks…

  • Stuby | September 23, 2009 at 8:38 am |

    Are the horrible Braves announcers wearing forest green polo shirts? Yeah, that makes sense.

  • luke h | September 23, 2009 at 8:43 am |

    Those white Rams pants are pretty nice, but the stripe should be an inch or two longer. Nothing will ever top their golds though, best in football.

  • KT | September 23, 2009 at 8:48 am |

    But…wait…the Mavericks’ third jersey just says “Mavs.” Surely that’s a violation of The Arbitrary Rules of Uniform Style.

  • Big AB | September 23, 2009 at 8:55 am |

    When does Citi’s deal with the Mess end? Enough about calling it Shea…petition NYC to change the name of it TO SHEA…it is an injustice to Bill Shea that they didnt keep his name on the joint.

  • Peter Wunsch | September 23, 2009 at 9:00 am |

    I don’t know if this was mentioned before but on the MNF game the super-imposed line of scrimmage was Colt Blue when Indy had the ball and Miami turquoise when they had the ball.

  • scott | September 23, 2009 at 9:01 am |

    RE: Bobcats new unis

    Basketball unis have got to go back to the thick different colored waistband. They all look like practice gear nowadays.

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 9:04 am |

    Will the new manager of the Astros wear #5?

  • flip | September 23, 2009 at 9:08 am |

    [quote comment=”349472″]I have nothing to say today, except that Broncos socks and No-Comment-Allowed-Blogs both suck.[/quote]
    Can’t disagree.
    After seeing those Bronco socks pulled all the way up, I wanted to know what your stipper name is.

  • TommyD | September 23, 2009 at 9:10 am |

    http://farm3.static....

    also a catastrophe, the way New Yorker’s say ON line instead of IN line

    :P

  • PhillyDude | September 23, 2009 at 9:11 am |

    NHL Referee Sweaters

    Sleeves have TV numbers this year (at least pre-season) as well as orange stripes on inside of the arms.

    Does anyone have photos?

  • TommyD | September 23, 2009 at 9:11 am |

    [quote comment=\”349482\”]http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2522/3940586007_ed86408fc2_b.jpg

    also a catastrophe, the way New Yorker’s say ON line instead of IN line

    :P[/quote]

    good God, i had a catastrophe in my comment!

    New Yorkers

  • Hank | September 23, 2009 at 9:13 am |

    Nothing like ‘game-used’ rip-off items. All teams do it, and who can prove something is authentic or not? (Gee I could really use the 2nd base bag that Chase Utley touched for a double-play against the Brewers in June.) Who buys this stuff?? Somewhere PT Barnum is smiling.

  • Andy11 | September 23, 2009 at 9:15 am |

    Eric Wright of the Browns has been fined $5000 for having his knees uncovered.

    Eric Wright wasn’t the only Brown showing knee skin…did they all get fined?

    Quinn: http://a.espncdn.com...

    Lewis: http://a.espncdn.com...

  • mmwatkin | September 23, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    Why does the “Shea” shirt say “I’m calling it Shea” and all of the others say “I still call it…”?

    I like the phrase “I’m calling it” a lot better.

  • ATLShaun | September 23, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    [quote comment=”349474″]Are the horrible Braves announcers wearing forest green polo shirts? Yeah, that makes sense.[/quote]

    no theyre black. normally Sportsouth has them wear shirts ties and jackets, but they’ve been casual lately. and they are actually good announcers, helluva lot better than any broadcasting team with just for men in the booth. theyre no skip and pete, bob uecker or vin scully, but far above average

  • Paul Lukas | September 23, 2009 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”349487″]Why does the “Shea” shirt say “I’m calling it Shea” and all of the others say “I still call it…”?

    I like the phrase “I’m calling it” a lot better.[/quote]

    Because the Shea shirt refers to a new building, while the other shirts refer to existing buildings with new names. Also, there was a lot of chatter about what the Mets’ new stadium should be called — Taxpayer Field, Debits Field, etc. Our shirt was intended as a way to cut thru all that chatter and just say, “Forget all that, I’m calling it Shea.” Simple.

  • War Damn Eagle | September 23, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    I love Uni Watch entries that focus on the Braves kicking the Mets’ butts. Thank you, Paul.

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 9:34 am |

    Unfortunate NOB for Sheldon Brown. Another case for the argument that first initials are superfluous.

  • timmy b | September 23, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”349483″]NHL Referee Sweaters

    Sleeves have TV numbers this year (at least pre-season) as well as orange stripes on inside of the arms.

    Does anyone have photos?[/quote]

    I don’t, but can tell you they broke these out during the 2009 All-Star game in Montreal. I was wondering when these would finally see the light of day/arena.

  • mmwatkin | September 23, 2009 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”349489″][quote comment=”349487″]Why does the “Shea” shirt say “I’m calling it Shea” and all of the others say “I still call it…”?

    I like the phrase “I’m calling it” a lot better.[/quote]

    Because the Shea shirt refers to a new building, while the other shirts refer to existing buildings with new names. Also, there was a lot of chatter about what the Mets’ new stadium should be called — Taxpayer Field, Debits Field, etc. Our shirt was intended as a way to cut thru all that chatter and just say, “Forget all that, I’m calling it Shea.” Simple.[/quote]

    Ahh, I gotcha. Makes sense.

  • Dave | September 23, 2009 at 9:38 am |

    That hockey helmet getting ripped in half — it’s a by-product of those “no screwdriver necessary” locking adjustment systems on the newer helmets. For example the Reebok 6K and 8K have tabs on either side above the ears; when you pop the tabs, the front and back parts of the helmet separate slightly so you can make the helmet bigger/smaller. At least on my old 6K, once you adjusted it, the helmet was never quite the same, and the tabs used to come undone all the time. I guess one of the guy’s adjustment locks came undone and the subsequent headlock attempt broke the helmet.

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 9:43 am |

    New mascot for Tulsa

    Fuck

  • War Damn Eagle | September 23, 2009 at 9:44 am |

    Aren’t those Mavs alts just a rehash of their kelly green alt, but using their current color scheme? Not a fan.

  • Hank | September 23, 2009 at 9:44 am |

    [quote comment=”349483″]NHL Referee Sweaters

    Sleeves have TV numbers this year (at least pre-season) as well as orange stripes on inside of the arms.

    Does anyone have photos?[/quote]

    Doesn’t show sleeve numbers, though http://boards.sports...

  • MPowers1634 | September 23, 2009 at 9:50 am |

    The Navy throwbacks are nice but could have been better:

    http://www.itsalread...

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 9:56 am |

    Soldiers, about 2,000 in all, will test out the uniforms to see how effective the camouflage patterns are at providing concealment in the varying terrain of Afghanistan.

    Am I the only one who wonders how this will be determined?

    Next they’ll be sporting Grenada “throwbacks”.

  • Jim Bullard | September 23, 2009 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”349495″]New mascot for Tulsa

    Fuck[/quote]

    I’ve been living in Tulsa for a year, and live right down the street from their football stadium, so I have adopted them as a team I root for. I loved the Old Captain ‘Cane. Sure he was kind of stupid and was a bizzare attempt to anthropomorphize a “golden hurricane,” but I thought he had character. I really dug him.

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 10:07 am |

    I thought TU athletic director bubba cunningham said it best:

    “It’s difficult to depict a hurricane or wind.

  • LI Phil | September 23, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    [quote]Navy will wear these throwbacks on Saturday[/quote]

    will they come with built-in sweatbox?

  • ClubMedSux | September 23, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    s this where football sock design is headed? That’s Wautoma High, and I’m embarrassed to report that they’re from Wisconsin.

    Man, I’d expect that kind of crap from Omro, but Wautoma? I’m never eating at Milty Wilty’s again…

  • BDiamond | September 23, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    Any shots of the rear of the Mavs new jersey? From the pic with Jason Terry you can see a green panel on the back. Curious as to what it looks like…

  • Dank | September 23, 2009 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”349475″]Those white Rams pants are pretty nice, but the stripe should be an inch or two longer. Nothing will ever top their golds though, best in football.[/quote]

    I thought I was the only one. Rams unis, when they wear the gold pants, are also my favorite in the entire NFL. Especially the home blues.

    New Bobcat unis, blech. white is a little better than the blue, the pinstripe unis always seem to look a bit better in white (same with Orlando). Still, not a fan of pinstipe hoops unis.

    Also still hate the Oregon unis, and the white/green/gray combo was the worst of the three.

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”349504″][quote]Navy will wear these throwbacks on Saturday[/quote]

    will they come with built-in sweatbox?[/quote]

    You’re thinking of the LIngerie Bowl. :)

  • Gemnr | September 23, 2009 at 10:19 am |

    So, with those Wautoma football socks, the 1993 Villanova basketball shorts, the 1978 Colorado Caribous soccer jersey (with the fringe), and the first-year Air Jordan shoes, do we have a Franken-uniform????

  • Squiddie | September 23, 2009 at 10:33 am |
  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    Navy will wear these throwbacks on Saturday

    There you go. Get yourself a #16 with MAGNUM as the NOB.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | September 23, 2009 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”349507″][quote comment=”349475″]Those white Rams pants are pretty nice, but the stripe should be an inch or two longer. Nothing will ever top their golds though, best in football.[/quote]

    I thought I was the only one. Rams unis, when they wear the gold pants, are also my favorite in the entire NFL. Especially the home blues.

    New Bobcat unis, blech. white is a little better than the blue, the pinstripe unis always seem to look a bit better in white (same with Orlando). Still, not a fan of pinstipe hoops unis.

    Also still hate the Oregon unis, and the white/green/gray combo was the worst of the three.[/quote]

    I like those never before seen Rams pants! I actually really dislike the striped pants they wear now. Something about it just doesn’t look right. They should only wear their gold pants in my opinion.

    The new Mavs jersey is OK but they didn’t change anything, just the color. I would have preferred they kept it green. It was a nod to their pre-silver uni past.

    I actually like the new Bobcats uni. It’s much more cleaner and it’s sleeker. The wordmark & numbers don’t look silly anymore. To me, pinstripes on a hoops uni have only worked a few time in it’s history. ’96 Bulls Alt jersey & mid ’90 Magic….and thats about it.

    I originally didn’t like Oregon’s new uni but its really starting to grow on me. But that white helmet/green jersey/gray pant combo doesn’t make sense.

  • Dank | September 23, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    Is the new Mavs alt the SAME exact color as the Mavs away uni, just a different design?

  • Peter | September 23, 2009 at 10:41 am |

    Re: Crosby

    Sid in a SWB Pens jersey….

    http://theahl.com.is...

    (did Mario get hurt in a similar exhibition game a while back?)

  • LI Phil | September 23, 2009 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”349506″]Any shots of the rear of the Mavs new jersey? From the pic with Jason Terry you can see a green panel on the back. Curious as to what it looks like…[/quote]

    no…it’s blue

    if you can sit thru (at least on my system) long download time, here’s a vid from which i grabbed that shot

  • LI Phil | September 23, 2009 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”349513″]Is the new Mavs alt the SAME exact color as the Mavs away uni, just a different design?[/quote]

    side-by-side-by-side

    same colors, but light blue is primary for alt

  • John T | September 23, 2009 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”349510″]World’s Tallest Man meets Mr Met[/quote]

    Notice the tall guy has a cane, new promotion, get a Met jersey and free x-ray day!! (only for the first 10,000 not named Reyes or Niese)

  • Paul Lukas | September 23, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”349517″][quote comment=”349510″]World’s Tallest Man meets Mr Met[/quote]

    Notice the tall guy has a cane, new promotion, get a Met jersey and free x-ray day!! (only for the first 10,000 not named Reyes or Niese)[/quote]

    More importantly: The team almost NEVER wears the pinstripes anymore. So who gets to wear the pinstripes? The super-tall guy. I swear, this team can’t do ANYTHING right….

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | September 23, 2009 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”349513″]Is the new Mavs alt the SAME exact color as the Mavs away uni, just a different design?[/quote]

    Yup! Pretty much.

  • M.Princip | September 23, 2009 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”349512″][quote comment=”349507″][quote comment=”349475″]Those white Rams pants are pretty nice, but the stripe should be an inch or two longer. Nothing will ever top their golds though, best in football.[/quote]

    Also still hate the Oregon unis, and the white/green/gray combo was the worst of the three.[/quote]

    I originally didn’t like Oregon’s new uni but its really starting to grow on me. But that white helmet/green jersey/gray pant combo doesn’t make sense.[/quote]

    The sad thing for me is they may never wear that uniform combination again? I loved the white helmet/green jersey/gray pants combo so much that it inspired me to do this. I’m very thankful that Bellevue gives me access to a computer. Don’t believe what they say about this institution, they’re good peeps.

  • bourbon soaked idiot | September 23, 2009 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”349518″][quote comment=”349517″][quote comment=”349510″]World’s Tallest Man meets Mr Met[/quote]

    Notice the tall guy has a cane, new promotion, get a Met jersey and free x-ray day!! (only for the first 10,000 not named Reyes or Niese)[/quote]

    More importantly: The team almost NEVER wears the pinstripes anymore. So who gets to wear the pinstripes? The super-tall guy. I swear, this team can’t do ANYTHING right….[/quote]

    Paul, you sound more like a Yankees fan than a Mets fan

  • Hank | September 23, 2009 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”349518″][quote comment=”349517″][quote comment=”349510″]World’s Tallest Man meets Mr Met[/quote]

    Notice the tall guy has a cane, new promotion, get a Met jersey and free x-ray day!! (only for the first 10,000 not named Reyes or Niese)[/quote]

    More importantly: The team almost NEVER wears the pinstripes anymore. So who gets to wear the pinstripes? The super-tall guy. I swear, this team can’t do ANYTHING right….[/quote]

    They must’ve figured that vertical stripes make people look taller, so. . . oh, nevermind.

  • dwight | September 23, 2009 at 11:16 am |

    Any update on the Rockets’ alt? Thought that was supposed to be revealed yesterday.

  • JimV19 | September 23, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    They’re oh-so-slowly getting ready to announce something…
    http://www.newusfl.c...

  • DRR | September 23, 2009 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”349489″][quote comment=”349487″]Why does the “Shea” shirt say “I’m calling it Shea” and all of the others say “I still call it…”?

    I like the phrase “I’m calling it” a lot better.[/quote]

    Because the Shea shirt refers to a new building, while the other shirts refer to existing buildings with new names. Also, there was a lot of chatter about what the Mets’ new stadium should be called — Taxpayer Field, Debits Field, etc. Our shirt was intended as a way to cut thru all that chatter and just say, “Forget all that, I’m calling it Shea.” Simple.[/quote]

    Mile High is a new building. The old Mile High was torn down. Does that mean it shouldn’t include the “still calling it” part?

  • Luke | September 23, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    What’s the Chipper joke about?

  • diggerjohn111 | September 23, 2009 at 11:23 am |

    Can you lighten up on the Canada bashing, eh? lol

  • M.Princip | September 23, 2009 at 11:23 am |

    Just a little tidbit on this Lions cover. It was done by artist Cliff Spohn, who did most of those covers for the Atari 2600 cartridges back in the day.

  • JTH | September 23, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”349527″]What’s the Chipper joke about?[/quote]
    http://www.outsideth...

  • Giancarlo | September 23, 2009 at 11:26 am |

    Did we witness an NFL game being decided by poor uniform choice last Monday night? 85 degrees and high humidity at game time in South Florida, yet following some obscure Monday night custom Miami opts to wear their aqua tops, forcing Indianapolis to wear all-white (!). The Dolphins proceed to keep the ball for 45 minutes of regulation time, which would theoretically wear down an opposing defense, especially in that type of weather, and even more especially if the opponent were wearing a dark color. Not to ignore the Colts’ efficient attack nor the at times mystifyingly conservative play-calling of the Fins, but if the dark uni/light uni decision ever actually makes a difference, wouldn’t Monday’s tight contest be such a case?

  • Gusto44 | September 23, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”349520″][quote comment=”349512″][quote comment=”349507″][quote comment=”349475″]Those white Rams pants are pretty nice, but the stripe should be an inch or two longer. Nothing will ever top their golds though, best in football.[/quote]

    Also still hate the Oregon unis, and the white/green/gray combo was the worst of the three.[/quote]

    I originally didn’t like Oregon’s new uni but its really starting to grow on me. But that white helmet/green jersey/gray pant combo doesn’t make sense.[/quote]

    The sad thing for me is they may never wear that uniform combination again? I loved the white helmet/green jersey/gray pants combo so much that it inspired me to do this. I’m very thankful that Bellevue gives me access to a computer. Don’t believe what they say about this institution, they’re good peeps.[/quote]

    It’s sad that schools like Oregon are better known for silly uniforms than success on the field. The pre-Nike uniforms were superior, with the solid yellow helmet. These poor uniform choices are style over substance, and the follow the leader mentality, which goes beyond the discussion of sports uniforms.
    Can anyone name Oregon’s only national championship program? They are also holders of the oldest winning streak in the history of college football.

  • JimV19 | September 23, 2009 at 11:33 am |

    I like Brian’s membership card design! I kind of miss the old mesh jerseys…for hot weather only, though. It wasn’t the ideal look, but it was a nice, simple way to beat the heat.

  • anotherguy | September 23, 2009 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”349532]…the Twins were considering having corporate sponsorship for their organ…[/quote]
    I’ve tried more than once to get my organ sponsored: no luck.

    (And just hold the jokes about “not hitting all the notes anymore”…)

  • anotherguy | September 23, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    “…the Twins were considering having corporate sponsorship for their organ…”

    I’ve tried before to get my organ sponsored: but nobody has stepped up.

  • Dennis Rodman | September 23, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    New Stocton Thunder Rags.
    http://www.stocktont...

  • Gusto44 | September 23, 2009 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”349531″]Did we witness an NFL game being decided by poor uniform choice last Monday night? 85 degrees and high humidity at game time in South Florida, yet following some obscure Monday night custom Miami opts to wear their aqua tops, forcing Indianapolis to wear all-white (!). The Dolphins proceed to keep the ball for 45 minutes of regulation time, which would theoretically wear down an opposing defense, especially in that type of weather, and even more especially if the opponent were wearing a dark color. Not to ignore the Colts’ efficient attack nor the at times mystifyingly conservative play-calling of the Fins, but if the dark uni/light uni decision ever actually makes a difference, wouldn’t Monday’s tight contest be such a case?[/quote]

    Absolutely, in the NFL, the difference between winning and losing is so small, it would have been worth it for Miami to don the all white. I get the feeling the Dolphins will be around a .500 team this year.

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”349531″]Did we witness an NFL game being decided by poor uniform choice last Monday night? 85 degrees and high humidity at game time in South Florida, yet following some obscure Monday night custom Miami opts to wear their aqua tops, forcing Indianapolis to wear all-white (!). The Dolphins proceed to keep the ball for 45 minutes of regulation time, which would theoretically wear down an opposing defense, especially in that type of weather, and even more especially if the opponent were wearing a dark color. Not to ignore the Colts’ efficient attack nor the at times mystifyingly conservative play-calling of the Fins, but if the dark uni/light uni decision ever actually makes a difference, wouldn’t Monday’s tight contest be such a case?[/quote]

    It’s about dark colors absorbing more sunlight, and therefore retaining more heat. For night games, it’s irrelevant. Sunset is between 7:30 and 8 most places these days, so that would have been before kickoff in Miami. Right?

    Or maybe is was the Dolphins going back to black shoes. Made ’em slower. Well, they LOOKED slower, anyway.

    –Ricko

  • anotherguy | September 23, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    Look, I have taken over the comments section!! I rule!!

  • The Jeff | September 23, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”349531″]Did we witness an NFL game being decided by poor uniform choice last Monday night? 85 degrees and high humidity at game time in South Florida, yet following some obscure Monday night custom Miami opts to wear their aqua tops, forcing Indianapolis to wear all-white (!). The Dolphins proceed to keep the ball for 45 minutes of regulation time, which would theoretically wear down an opposing defense, especially in that type of weather, and even more especially if the opponent were wearing a dark color. Not to ignore the Colts’ efficient attack nor the at times mystifyingly conservative play-calling of the Fins, but if the dark uni/light uni decision ever actually makes a difference, wouldn’t Monday’s tight contest be such a case?[/quote]

    Um, no? It’s a night game. There’s no sunlight for the dark jerseys to absorb. I really doubt that the stadium lights give off enough heat to be comparable to direct sunlight.

  • The Jeff | September 23, 2009 at 11:40 am |

    Ok that just got weird….

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”349538″][quote comment=”349531″]Did we witness an NFL game being decided by poor uniform choice last Monday night? 85 degrees and high humidity at game time in South Florida, yet following some obscure Monday night custom Miami opts to wear their aqua tops, forcing Indianapolis to wear all-white (!). The Dolphins proceed to keep the ball for 45 minutes of regulation time, which would theoretically wear down an opposing defense, especially in that type of weather, and even more especially if the opponent were wearing a dark color. Not to ignore the Colts’ efficient attack nor the at times mystifyingly conservative play-calling of the Fins, but if the dark uni/light uni decision ever actually makes a difference, wouldn’t Monday’s tight contest be such a case?[/quote]

    It’s about dark colors absorbing more sunlight, and therefore retaining more heat. For night games, it’s irrelevant. Sunset is between 7:30 and 8 most places these days, so that would have been before kickoff in Miami. Right?

    Or maybe is was the Dolphins going back to black shoes. Made ’em slower. Well, they LOOKED slower, anyway.

    –Ricko[/quote]

    Actually, Dolphins should have worn jerseys that didn’t make Ted Ginn’s arms go short. That would have a much greater affect on the outcome.

  • Hank | September 23, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”349537″][quote comment=”349531″]Did we witness an NFL game being decided by poor uniform choice last Monday night? 85 degrees and high humidity at game time in South Florida, yet following some obscure Monday night custom Miami opts to wear their aqua tops, forcing Indianapolis to wear all-white (!). The Dolphins proceed to keep the ball for 45 minutes of regulation time, which would theoretically wear down an opposing defense, especially in that type of weather, and even more especially if the opponent were wearing a dark color. Not to ignore the Colts’ efficient attack nor the at times mystifyingly conservative play-calling of the Fins, but if the dark uni/light uni decision ever actually makes a difference, wouldn’t Monday’s tight contest be such a case?[/quote]

    Absolutely, in the NFL, the difference between winning and losing is so small, it would have been worth it for Miami to don the all white. I get the feeling the Dolphins will be around a .500 team this year.[/quote]

    Am I missing something or was the game played at night. Where there is no sunlight to be absorbed by dark colors? The heat and humidity would affect both teams regardless of what color jersey they wore. Now, if the game was played at 1:00pm on Sunday afternoon, you may have a point. Better team won.

  • LI Phil | September 23, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”349531″]Did we witness an NFL game being decided by poor uniform choice last Monday night?[/quote]

    oh absolutely…had the fins worn this, they surely would have triumphed

  • Hank | September 23, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”349544″][quote comment=”349531″]Did we witness an NFL game being decided by poor uniform choice last Monday night?[/quote]

    oh absolutely…had the fins worn this, they surely would have triumphed[/quote]

    Just blew out the brightness control on my monitor.

  • JTH | September 23, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”349512″]
    I like those never before seen Rams pants! I actually really dislike the striped pants they wear now. Something about it just doesn’t look right. They should only wear their gold pants in my opinion.
    [/quote]
    I concur. This might be the first instance of me preferring truncated stripes to proper stripes. I’m thinking it has something to do with the fact that the pointy gold patch matches the jersey’s side panel whereas the full stripes do not.
    [quote]
    To me, pinstripes on a hoops uni have only worked a few time in it’s history. ’96 Bulls Alt jersey & mid ’90 Magic….and thats about it.
    [/quote]
    Again, I agree. I liked the Magic unis of that era, especially the blue ones. And I actually own a pinstriped Bulls alt jersey. It was an infinitely better look than their current black alt uni.
    [quote]
    I originally didn’t like Oregon’s new uni but its really starting to grow on me. But that white helmet/green jersey/gray pant combo doesn’t make sense.[/quote]
    I’m the opposite. I liked them when they were unveiled, but I find myself liking them less and less each week.

  • Christopher | September 23, 2009 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”349489″][quote comment=”349487″]Why does the “Shea” shirt say “I’m calling it Shea” and all of the others say “I still call it…”?

    I like the phrase “I’m calling it” a lot better.[/quote]

    Because the Shea shirt refers to a new building, while the other shirts refer to existing buildings with new names. Also, there was a lot of chatter about what the Mets’ new stadium should be called — Taxpayer Field, Debits Field, etc. Our shirt was intended as a way to cut thru all that chatter and just say, “Forget all that, I’m calling it Shea.” Simple.[/quote]

    Not that I need to delve into your accounting, but I wonder how the Comiskey ones are selling compared to the others.

    Most Sox fans have become OK with calling it US Cellular (or The Cel, or whatever other goofy nickname they can make of that corporation’s name).

    When the US Cellular deal went down, Jerry Reinsdorf promised that most of the money would go to taking what was a fairly boring stadium and upgrading it. And most Sox fans now agree that was successful (myself included).

    I don’t like the name, but I like what the money did.

    Just my $0.02.

  • Chris | September 23, 2009 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”349547″][quote comment=”349489″][quote comment=”349487″]Why does the “Shea” shirt say “I’m calling it Shea” and all of the others say “I still call it…”?

    I like the phrase “I’m calling it” a lot better.[/quote]

    Because the Shea shirt refers to a new building, while the other shirts refer to existing buildings with new names. Also, there was a lot of chatter about what the Mets’ new stadium should be called — Taxpayer Field, Debits Field, etc. Our shirt was intended as a way to cut thru all that chatter and just say, “Forget all that, I’m calling it Shea.” Simple.[/quote]

    Not that I need to delve into your accounting, but I wonder how the Comiskey ones are selling compared to the others.

    Most Sox fans have become OK with calling it US Cellular (or The Cel, or whatever other goofy nickname they can make of that corporation’s name).

    When the US Cellular deal went down, Jerry Reinsdorf promised that most of the money would go to taking what was a fairly boring stadium and upgrading it. And most Sox fans now agree that was successful (myself included).

    I don’t like the name, but I like what the money did.

    Just my $0.02.[/quote]
    Please render it properly, 2¢.

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 11:50 am |

    The Colts won because Peyton Manning is their qb.

  • Giancarlo | September 23, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    Thanks everyone. I never really understood or fully thought through the light/dark problem. I’ve been enlightened.

  • Chad | September 23, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    Paul,
    i emailed you the hockey helmet being ripped in half over the weekend, before posting it in the comments on monday. what email address are you using? earthlink or yahoo

  • JTH | September 23, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”349547″][quote comment=”349489″][quote comment=”349487″]Why does the “Shea” shirt say “I’m calling it Shea” and all of the others say “I still call it…”?

    I like the phrase “I’m calling it” a lot better.[/quote]

    Because the Shea shirt refers to a new building, while the other shirts refer to existing buildings with new names. Also, there was a lot of chatter about what the Mets’ new stadium should be called — Taxpayer Field, Debits Field, etc. Our shirt was intended as a way to cut thru all that chatter and just say, “Forget all that, I’m calling it Shea.” Simple.[/quote]

    Not that I need to delve into your accounting, but I wonder how the Comiskey ones are selling compared to the others.

    Most Sox fans have become OK with calling it US Cellular (or The Cel, or whatever other goofy nickname they can make of that corporation’s name).

    When the US Cellular deal went down, Jerry Reinsdorf promised that most of the money would go to taking what was a fairly boring stadium and upgrading it. And most Sox fans now agree that was successful (myself included).

    I don’t like the name, but I like what the money did.

    Just my $0.02.[/quote]
    Well, I ordered one as a birthday present for my mom and the next day, I got a note telling me that the color/size combo I ordered had sold out in the meantime. There were a few other size/colors out of stock when I placed the order.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    …still waiting patiently.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 23, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    I am glad is no longer alive to see this new TU mascot. Looks like there was a sale of extra Duke parts… I happen to like the Bugle corn chip wearing a cape. All because he was vorted worse in some silly poll. The Banana Slug gets a bad wrap all the time, they embrace it, and it’s ICONIC!!!

    How fitting my captcha is “gone”!

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    Name suggestions? (Nothing weather related or singular please).

    http://news.yahoo.co...

  • JimV19 | September 23, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”349546″][quote comment=”349512″]
    This might be the first instance of me preferring truncated stripes to proper stripes. I’m thinking it has something to do with the fact that the pointy gold patch matches the jersey’s side panel whereas the full stripes do not.
    [quote]

    For me, I think the fact that the stripe is light-colored has something to do with why I like it.

    I can handle the new lines and stripes more if they’re not in a really standout dark color. For instance, I like this: http://a.espncdn.com...
    but I could do without the stripes on this: http://blog.nj.com/r...

    Now if the stripes were white, this look would rock: http://assets.sbnati...

  • Peter | September 23, 2009 at 12:02 pm |

    I recently went to a Career fair in Sunrise Florida, and I received a business card from Dolphin Stadium, and what’s funny..is that the logo on that looks like an old prototype helmet I have seen in the past…

    http://www.epa.gov/w...

    http://www.misterhab...

  • JTH | September 23, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”349554″]Name suggestions? (Nothing weather related or singular please).

    http://news.yahoo.co...
    Duh. Jaguars.

  • Hibbs | September 23, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    I love all things Albini, but I can’t afford it.
    I have some friends who might. Will let them know.

  • Hank | September 23, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”349557″][quote comment=”349554″]Name suggestions? (Nothing weather related or singular please).

    http://news.yahoo.co...
    Duh. Jaguars.[/quote]

    Shells

  • DenverGregg | September 23, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”349507″][quote comment=”349475″]Those white Rams pants are pretty nice, but the stripe should be an inch or two longer. Nothing will ever top their golds though, best in football.[/quote]

    I thought I was the only one. Rams unis, when they wear the gold pants, are also my favorite in the entire NFL. Especially the home blues.

    . . .
    Also still hate the Oregon unis, and the white/green/gray combo was the worst of the three.[/quote]
    Like the Rams new duds with white or gold pants, but not with navy pants. Not no way. Not no how.

    The gray pants on Oregon looked pretty good, but gray isn’t a school color for them. Not a fan of a program using multiple helmet designs (throwbacks excepted). The Oregon green helmet is a thing of beauty. No need for the white (also not a school color) helmet.

  • Wollen1 | September 23, 2009 at 12:13 pm |

    An excerpt from ‘When the Grass Was Real’ by Bob Carroll about the original Denver Bronco uniforms:

    “For uniforms, (Broncos G.M.) Griffing made another deal, this with the sponsors of a long-forgotten all-star game. The yellow jerseys were, or at least had once been, sort of a mustard that someone euphemistically called “gold”. The trousers were brown, some but not all, a shiny brown. No doubt yellow and brown had been attractively combined in some uniforms somewhere, but the washed-out Denver togs looked like dead dandelions on a compost heap. Presiding over this was a helmet logo exhibiting an unconsciously appropriate, ratty-looking Bronco rider. The piece de resistance of this unattractive ensemble was the socks, which were striped vertically! Of all the minor league symbols of the AFL, those Bronco socks take first prize hands down.”

    The author was of course incorrect about the team using the dorky cartoon bronco rider logo on their helmets. But despite the error, I found this passage in a very informative book funny as hell. I certainly look forward to the re-unveiling of the mustard and brown combo, I salute the Broncos for celebrating a part of team history that some would see as an utter embarassment, and like Paul, I had to get a pair of the socks.

  • Gusto44 | September 23, 2009 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”349554″]Name suggestions? (Nothing weather related or singular please).

    http://news.yahoo.co...

    How about the Bullets?

  • Hank | September 23, 2009 at 12:16 pm |

    Sixers to unveil new/old/new unis today at 2pm.

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

    As far as the coach from the Colts and his red goes-yes he is probably the coach who signals in the D. When I was at Youngstown State our coach who sent in the D wore either a black vest or a black jacket-since we wore red at home and white on the road. Oklahoma does the black shirt thing with Brent Venables. You see it all the time-the player calling the D in the huddle needs to see it quick or if a team goes no huddle and all 11 guys look over for D and what coverage they are gonna be in. Sometimes you might see a coach wear a red wrist band.
    -Stoops

  • JTH | September 23, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”349563″]Sixers to unveil new/old/new unis today at 2pm.[/quote]
    Isn’t this like the 5th time they’ve done that?

  • The Jeff | September 23, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”349554″]Name suggestions? (Nothing weather related or singular please).

    http://news.yahoo.co...

    I wasn’t aware that cities could sue each other.

    I really don’t want any more NFL expansion either. 32 is a perfect number. All the divisions are equal and it just works. The Jags probably are about the most likely to go there though, I think.

    If they did expand, I think I’d want them to absorb the CFL… that’s still 8 teams, right? Then you can just add the AFC & NFC Canada divisions and bump the season up to 20 games. (Don’t kill me, I’m mostly kidding… mostly)

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”349564″]As far as the coach from the Colts and his red goes-yes he is probably the coach who signals in the D. When I was at Youngstown State our coach who sent in the D wore either a black vest or a black jacket-since we wore red at home and white on the road. Oklahoma does the black shirt thing with Brent Venables. You see it all the time-the player calling the D in the huddle needs to see it quick or if a team goes no huddle and all 11 guys look over for D and what coverage they are gonna be in. Sometimes you might see a coach wear a red wrist band.
    -Stoops[/quote]

    So he wasn’t wearing it to honor Tiger Woods?

  • M.Princip | September 23, 2009 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”349532″][quote comment=”349520″][quote comment=”349512″][quote comment=”349507″][quote comment=”349475″]Those white Rams pants are pretty nice, but the stripe should be an inch or two longer. Nothing will ever top their golds though, best in football.[/quote]

    Also still hate the Oregon unis, and the white/green/gray combo was the worst of the three.[/quote]

    I originally didn’t like Oregon’s new uni but its really starting to grow on me. But that white helmet/green jersey/gray pant combo doesn’t make sense.[/quote]

    The sad thing for me is they may never wear that uniform combination again? I loved the white helmet/green jersey/gray pants combo so much that it inspired me to do this. I’m very thankful that Bellevue gives me access to a computer. Don’t believe what they say about this institution, they’re good peeps.[/quote]

    It’s sad that schools like Oregon are better known for silly uniforms than success on the field. The pre-Nike uniforms were superior, with the solid yellow helmet. These poor uniform choices are style over substance, and the follow the leader mentality, which goes beyond the discussion of sports uniforms.
    Can anyone name Oregon’s only national championship program? They are also holders of the oldest winning streak in the history of college football.[/quote]

    Yawn, those old yellow helmets were seriously boring and generic, in my opinion. Now, these 1967 green helmets with the overlapped UO logo were very slick.

    Just for the record, I haven’t been too crazy about the Nike Ducks takeover until this 2009 winged jersey set. hmmmmm???…. a website devoted to teams who wore the winged jerseys? Could be fun, there have been some doozies.

  • The Hemogoblin | September 23, 2009 at 12:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”349532″][quote comment=”349520″][quote comment=”349512″][quote comment=”349507″][quote comment=”349475″]Those white Rams pants are pretty nice, but the stripe should be an inch or two longer. Nothing will ever top their golds though, best in football.[/quote]

    Also still hate the Oregon unis, and the white/green/gray combo was the worst of the three.[/quote]

    I originally didn’t like Oregon’s new uni but its really starting to grow on me. But that white helmet/green jersey/gray pant combo doesn’t make sense.[/quote]

    The sad thing for me is they may never wear that uniform combination again? I loved the white helmet/green jersey/gray pants combo so much that it inspired me to do this. I’m very thankful that Bellevue gives me access to a computer. Don’t believe what they say about this institution, they’re good peeps.[/quote]

    It’s sad that schools like Oregon are better known for silly uniforms than success on the field. The pre-Nike uniforms were superior, with the solid yellow helmet. These poor uniform choices are style over substance, and the follow the leader mentality, which goes beyond the discussion of sports uniforms.
    Can anyone name Oregon’s only national championship program? They are also holders of the oldest winning streak in the history of college football.[/quote]

    The University of Oregon won the first NCAA men’s basketball tournament. They also have won 15 national championships in track and field and cross country, and also got screwed out of a chance to win the BCS championship in the 2001 season.

  • Hank | September 23, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”349565″][quote comment=”349563″]Sixers to unveil new/old/new unis today at 2pm.[/quote]
    Isn’t this like the 5th time they’ve done that?[/quote]

    This will be their 7th (or 8th if you count the horrendous black alts)uniform change since 1990.

    Because all Sixer fans need a new Dalembert jersey.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 23, 2009 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”349495″]New mascot for Tulsa

    Fuck[/quote]
    [quote comment=\”349495\”]New mascot for Tulsa

    Fuck[/quote]
    Love it! Can I please have a napkin to clean up the Dr. Pepper I spit out…?!

  • anotherguy | September 23, 2009 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”349547″]Most Sox fans have become OK with calling it US Cellular (or The Cel, or whatever other goofy nickname they can make of that corporation’s name).[/quote]
    My two cents worth: most of the fans I know continue to say “Comiskey”.

    Other than sports talk radio, I’ve heard very few references to “the Cell”. Almost never in casual conversation.

  • JTH | September 23, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”349570″][quote comment=”349565″][quote comment=”349563″]Sixers to unveil new/old/new unis today at 2pm.[/quote]
    Isn’t this like the 5th time they’ve done that?[/quote]

    This will be their 7th (or 8th if you count the horrendous black alts)uniform change since 1990.

    Because all Sixer fans need a new Dalembert jersey.[/quote]
    I’m referring to the current set. It seems like they’ve already unveiled them about four times.

  • anotherguy | September 23, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”349570″]This will be their 7th (or 8th if you count the horrendous black alts)uniform change since 1990.[/quote]
    Well, what makes more sense than having the team in the same city as the Liberty Bell, who are named after the original patriots using something other than Red White and Blue?

  • Gusto44 | September 23, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”349569″][quote comment=”349532″][quote comment=”349520″][quote comment=”349512″][quote comment=”349507″][quote comment=”349475″]Those white Rams pants are pretty nice, but the stripe should be an inch or two longer. Nothing will ever top their golds though, best in football.[/quote]

    Also still hate the Oregon unis, and the white/green/gray combo was the worst of the three.[/quote]

    I originally didn’t like Oregon’s new uni but its really starting to grow on me. But that white helmet/green jersey/gray pant combo doesn’t make sense.[/quote]

    The sad thing for me is they may never wear that uniform combination again? I loved the white helmet/green jersey/gray pants combo so much that it inspired me to do this. I’m very thankful that Bellevue gives me access to a computer. Don’t believe what they say about this institution, they’re good peeps.[/quote]

    It’s sad that schools like Oregon are better known for silly uniforms than success on the field. The pre-Nike uniforms were superior, with the solid yellow helmet. These poor uniform choices are style over substance, and the follow the leader mentality, which goes beyond the discussion of sports uniforms.
    Can anyone name Oregon’s only national championship program? They are also holders of the oldest winning streak in the history of college football.[/quote]

    The University of Oregon won the first NCAA men’s basketball tournament. They also have won 15 national championships in track and field and cross country, and also got screwed out of a chance to win the BCS championship in the 2001 season.[/quote]

    My bad, I wasn’t referring at all sports, just football. Yes, the Ducks should have played Miami in the Rose Bowl that year instead of Nebraska. I don’t think they would have won, Miami had one of the best college teams ever, but the game would have been more competitive. It sounds like you’re from Oregon, but I’d be willing to bet 90% of people from that state can’t name Oregon’s lone national championship program.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 23, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”349553″]I am glad is no longer alive to see this new TU mascot. Looks like there was a sale of extra Duke parts… I happen to like the Bugle corn chip wearing a cape. All because he was vorted worse in some silly poll. The Banana Slug gets a bad wrap all the time, they embrace it, and it’s ICONIC!!!

    How fitting my captcha is “gone”![/quote]
    Geez… no one ever taught me how to type!

  • anotherguy | September 23, 2009 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”349566″]I wasn’t aware that cities could sue each other.[/quote]

    Please. Why not? Who can’t sue someone? “You’re saying I can’t sue everyone? I’ll sue you for that!”

    What the world really needs is even MORE lawyers; we just don’t have enough right now.

  • JimV19 | September 23, 2009 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”349566″][quote comment=”349554″]Name suggestions? (Nothing weather related or singular please).

    http://news.yahoo.co...

    I wasn’t aware that cities could sue each other.

    I really don’t want any more NFL expansion either. 32 is a perfect number. All the divisions are equal and it just works. The Jags probably are about the most likely to go there though, I think.

    If they did expand, I think I’d want them to absorb the CFL… that’s still 8 teams, right? Then you can just add the AFC & NFC Canada divisions and bump the season up to 20 games. (Don’t kill me, I’m mostly kidding… mostly)[/quote]

    If you absorb the CFL field and rules, then I’m all for it!

    When my friend gave me his old Playstation, complete with an old Madden game, I was so tempted to create CFL teams on there. I just can’t do it, though. The thought of those teams playing 4-down football on a smaller field just doesn’t seem right to me.

    Why haven’t they made a CFL video game, anyway? You can’t tell me it wouldn’t sell. As long as it wouldn’t be a cheesy version (like NFL Blitz or Kurt Warner’s Arena Football) I’d buy it in a second.

  • Hank | September 23, 2009 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”349573″][quote comment=”349570″][quote comment=”349565″][quote comment=”349563″]Sixers to unveil new/old/new unis today at 2pm.[/quote]
    Isn’t this like the 5th time they’ve done that?[/quote]

    This will be their 7th (or 8th if you count the horrendous black alts)uniform change since 1990.

    Because all Sixer fans need a new Dalembert jersey.[/quote]
    I’m referring to the current set. It seems like they’ve already unveiled them about four times.[/quote]

    Gotcha. Well, when you’re at the bottom of the pro sports world in Philly, and I think a couple of college programs are more popular, you have to beat the drum long and hard to get noticed.

  • LI Phil | September 23, 2009 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”349546″][quote comment=”349512″]
    I like those never before seen Rams pants! I actually really dislike the striped pants they wear now. Something about it just doesn’t look right. They should only wear their gold pants in my opinion.
    [/quote]
    I concur. This might be the first instance of me preferring truncated stripes to proper stripes. I’m thinking it has something to do with the fact that the pointy gold patch matches the jersey’s side panel whereas the full stripes do not.[/quote]

    well, that would probably because the white jersey has no side panel whereas two of the three sets of pants have stripes…

    im by no means a fan of the truncated look, but in the rams case, it would have actually made sense, as the pointy end would have signified the end of a rams horn…

    maybe people thought this looked too much like this

  • anotherguy | September 23, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”349575″]…but I’d be willing to bet 90% of people from that state can’t name Oregon’s lone national championship program.[/quote]Swimming?

    Water Polo?

    Or something non-aquatic, like baseball? ;-)

    (Actually I don’t remember if that was Oregon or OSU.)

  • JTH | September 23, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”349575″]I’d be willing to bet 90% of people from that state can’t name Oregon’s lone national championship program.[/quote]
    Lone? Track & field and cross country are distinctly different sports. Also, national championships have been won by Oregon men and women in both sports, no?

  • Gusto44 | September 23, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”349581″][quote comment=”349575″]…but I’d be willing to bet 90% of people from that state can’t name Oregon’s lone national championship program.[/quote]Swimming?

    Water Polo?

    Or something non-aquatic, like baseball? ;-)

    (Actually I don’t remember if that was Oregon or OSU.)[/quote]

    Football, I’ll give everyone a hint. This program has both college football’s oldest winning streak, and the all time single season TD pass leader. They’ve also won four national titles, which is four more than Oregon and Oregon State combined.

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”349566″][quote comment=”349554″]Name suggestions? (Nothing weather related or singular please).

    http://news.yahoo.co...

    I wasn’t aware that cities could sue each other.

    I really don’t want any more NFL expansion either. 32 is a perfect number. All the divisions are equal and it just works. The Jags probably are about the most likely to go there though, I think.

    If they did expand, I think I’d want them to absorb the CFL… that’s still 8 teams, right? Then you can just add the AFC & NFC Canada divisions and bump the season up to 20 games. (Don’t kill me, I’m mostly kidding… mostly)[/quote]

    Problem is, where you gonna find that many ownership groups in Canada that could afford the HUGE NFL Expansion Fees, which NFL owners would never waive? That also why the Jags are unlikely to go anywhere. Even if a stadium actually were under construction in the LA market (and without NFL financial assistance to boot), owners would wait FOREVER for someone to come forward and pony up an expansion fee. Just too much money not to wrangle for it. (Just a reality check).

    Also, I think in many parts of the country, “Los Angeles Nuts” would been deemed totally appropriate.

    —Ricko

  • anotherguy | September 23, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”349582″]
    Lone? Track & field and cross country are distinctly different sports. [/quote]
    Ouch, I should have thought of that one; running!

  • JTH | September 23, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”349580″][quote comment=”349546″][quote comment=”349512″]
    I like those never before seen Rams pants! I actually really dislike the striped pants they wear now. Something about it just doesn’t look right. They should only wear their gold pants in my opinion.
    [/quote]
    I concur. This might be the first instance of me preferring truncated stripes to proper stripes. I’m thinking it has something to do with the fact that the pointy gold patch matches the jersey’s side panel whereas the full stripes do not.[/quote]

    well, that would probably because the white jersey has no side panel whereas two of the three sets of pants have stripes…

    im by no means a fan of the truncated look, but in the rams case, it would have actually made sense, as the pointy end would have signified the end of a rams horn…

    maybe people thought this looked too much like this[/quote]
    No more gold side panels on the white jerseys? I guess I haven’t been paying much attention to the Rams for some time now. I wonder why that is.

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    Portland St.

  • JohnnyO | September 23, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”349547″][quote comment=”349489″][quote comment=”349487″]Why does the “Shea” shirt say “I’m calling it Shea” and all of the others say “I still call it…”?

    I like the phrase “I’m calling it” a lot better.[/quote]

    Because the Shea shirt refers to a new building, while the other shirts refer to existing buildings with new names. Also, there was a lot of chatter about what the Mets’ new stadium should be called — Taxpayer Field, Debits Field, etc. Our shirt was intended as a way to cut thru all that chatter and just say, “Forget all that, I’m calling it Shea.” Simple.[/quote]

    Not that I need to delve into your accounting, but I wonder how the Comiskey ones are selling compared to the others.

    Most Sox fans have become OK with calling it US Cellular (or The Cel, or whatever other goofy nickname they can make of that corporation’s name).

    When the US Cellular deal went down, Jerry Reinsdorf promised that most of the money would go to taking what was a fairly boring stadium and upgrading it. And most Sox fans now agree that was successful (myself included).

    I don’t like the name, but I like what the money did.

    Just my $0.02.[/quote]

    Many of my friends who go to the University of Minnesota have already started referring TCF Stadium to “The Bank”. Another example of loving the new digs, just not the name. Obviously this is a large upgrade over the Humpty Dump, which they, and many others, referred to the Metrodome as.

  • anotherguy | September 23, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”349584″](Just a reality check).[/quote]Doesn’t the NFL have a semi-enforced “non compete” clause with the CFL? IOW, we won’t look to expand into your markets without some prior agreement.
    [quote comment=”349584″]Also, I think in many parts of the country, “Los Angeles Nuts” would been deemed totally appropriate.[/quote]
    Well, much like the Giants and Cardinals, “Nuts” would be applicable to several cities/states.

  • rtharp11 | September 23, 2009 at 12:46 pm |

    Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks!

  • anotherguy | September 23, 2009 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”349588″]Many of my friends who go to the University of Minnesota have already started referring TCF Stadium to “The Bank”. [/quote]
    Heard the shakedown cruise game didn’t go smoothly up there, with long lines for food, drink and restrooms.

    But overall, getting out of the Metrodome was a no-brainer. You just have to wonder why they ever got in there in the first place. It’s one thing to put a late-season game in there every two years or so, but the whole season (playing third fiddle to two pro teams)? Shortsighted.

  • LI Phil | September 23, 2009 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”349590″]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike’s ducktracker…

  • Gusto44 | September 23, 2009 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”349587″]Portland St.[/quote]

    Nope, this program has better uniforms and a coach who doesn’t draw attention to himself. The Portland State Vikings are 0-2 in national title games.

  • The Jeff | September 23, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”349578″]

    If you absorb the CFL field and rules, then I’m all for it!

    When my friend gave me his old Playstation, complete with an old Madden game, I was so tempted to create CFL teams on there. I just can’t do it, though. The thought of those teams playing 4-down football on a smaller field just doesn’t seem right to me.

    Why haven’t they made a CFL video game, anyway? You can’t tell me it wouldn’t sell. As long as it wouldn’t be a cheesy version (like NFL Blitz or Kurt Warner’s Arena Football) I’d buy it in a second.[/quote]

    If a CFL game would sell, they’d have made one by now. I’m sure it’d do OK in Canada, but it’s not going to do very well in the US or the rest of the world. I’d probably buy it just for shits & giggles, but I know I wouldn’t play it anywhere near as much as Madden or NFL2k10 (2k5 with user created roster updates).

    For a merger, I’ll take the longer field and that rouge thing, but I’d like to keep the 4 downs. My team punts far too often as it is.

  • JimV19 | September 23, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”349584″][quote comment=”349566″][quote comment=”349554″]Name suggestions? (Nothing weather related or singular please).

    http://news.yahoo.co...

    I wasn’t aware that cities could sue each other.

    I really don’t want any more NFL expansion either. 32 is a perfect number. All the divisions are equal and it just works. The Jags probably are about the most likely to go there though, I think.

    If they did expand, I think I’d want them to absorb the CFL… that’s still 8 teams, right? Then you can just add the AFC & NFC Canada divisions and bump the season up to 20 games. (Don’t kill me, I’m mostly kidding… mostly)[/quote]

    Problem is, where you gonna find that many ownership groups in Canada that could afford the HUGE NFL Expansion Fees, which NFL owners would never waive? That also why the Jags are unlikely to go anywhere. Even if a stadium actually were under construction in the LA market (and without NFL financial assistance to boot), owners would wait FOREVER for someone to come forward and pony up an expansion fee. Just too much money not to wrangle for it. (Just a reality check).

    Also, I think in many parts of the country, “Los Angeles Nuts” would been deemed totally appropriate.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Let’s turn this on it’s head – how about the CFL absorb the Jags and move them to Ottawa? If the Bills end up in Toronto, that’s almost a fair trade. LA could get an expansion team…or the Raiders again…wait, same thing. Are the Vikings still a possibility?

  • M.Princip | September 23, 2009 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”349592″][quote comment=”349590″]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.

  • Bernard | September 23, 2009 at 1:02 pm |

    HNOB:

    http://deadspin.com/...

    This guy probably has a giant pickup truck with balls hanging from the trailer hitch.

  • The Jeff | September 23, 2009 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”349595″]

    Let’s turn this on it’s head – how about the CFL absorb the Jags and move them to Ottawa? If the Bills end up in Toronto, that’s almost a fair trade. LA could get an expansion team…or the Raiders again…wait, same thing. Are the Vikings still a possibility?[/quote]

    So that gives us the Toronto Buffalo and the Ottawa RoughRiders. Still need a name for LA. I know… Move the Rams back… move the Cardinals back… then put a Scorpions team in Arizona. There we go.

  • JimV19 | September 23, 2009 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”349594″][quote comment=”349578″]

    If you absorb the CFL field and rules, then I’m all for it!

    When my friend gave me his old Playstation, complete with an old Madden game, I was so tempted to create CFL teams on there. I just can’t do it, though. The thought of those teams playing 4-down football on a smaller field just doesn’t seem right to me.

    Why haven’t they made a CFL video game, anyway? You can’t tell me it wouldn’t sell. As long as it wouldn’t be a cheesy version (like NFL Blitz or Kurt Warner’s Arena Football) I’d buy it in a second.[/quote]

    If a CFL game would sell, they’d have made one by now. I’m sure it’d do OK in Canada, but it’s not going to do very well in the US or the rest of the world. I’d probably buy it just for shits & giggles, but I know I wouldn’t play it anywhere near as much as Madden or NFL2k10 (2k5 with user created roster updates).

    For a merger, I’ll take the longer field and that rouge thing, but I’d like to keep the 4 downs. My team punts far too often as it is.[/quote]

    I’m not saying it would be a best-seller, but it would sell more than some of the stuff I saw last time we took the kids to the toy store. You could even incorporate it into Madden or the other football games. I’d rather they include a CFL option instead of the other things on there.

  • JimV19 | September 23, 2009 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”349598″][quote comment=”349595″]

    Let’s turn this on it’s head – how about the CFL absorb the Jags and move them to Ottawa? If the Bills end up in Toronto, that’s almost a fair trade. LA could get an expansion team…or the Raiders again…wait, same thing. Are the Vikings still a possibility?[/quote]

    So that gives us the Toronto Buffalo and the Ottawa RoughRiders. Still need a name for LA. I know… Move the Rams back… move the Cardinals back… then put a Scorpions team in Arizona. There we go.[/quote]

    Works for me!

  • Scott Zielan | September 23, 2009 at 1:14 pm |

    Have to cut the Indians some slack for the ’95 AL champs patch. It had been 41 years since they won the pennant and they were never once in contention that whole time.

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”349600″][quote comment=”349598″][quote comment=”349595″]

    Let’s turn this on it’s head – how about the CFL absorb the Jags and move them to Ottawa? If the Bills end up in Toronto, that’s almost a fair trade. LA could get an expansion team…or the Raiders again…wait, same thing. Are the Vikings still a possibility?[/quote]

    So that gives us the Toronto Buffalo and the Ottawa RoughRiders. Still need a name for LA. I know… Move the Rams back… move the Cardinals back… then put a Scorpions team in Arizona. There we go.[/quote]

    Works for me![/quote]

    Why not Rams back to LA and Cardinals ALL the way back to Chicago (“Comiskey”)? Then Jacksonville could just move to St. Louis.

    Buffalo, eventually, then could move to Jacksonville, change one letter and bring back the Jacksonville Bulls.

    Everybody’s happen.

    Well, except Buffalo.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 1:22 pm |

    oops, everybody’s HAPPY.

    Except Buffalo.

    And Arizona, I guess.

    So maybe it should be… Oh, never mind.

  • The Jeff | September 23, 2009 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”349602″][quote comment=”349600″][quote comment=”349598″][quote comment=”349595″]

    Let’s turn this on it’s head – how about the CFL absorb the Jags and move them to Ottawa? If the Bills end up in Toronto, that’s almost a fair trade. LA could get an expansion team…or the Raiders again…wait, same thing. Are the Vikings still a possibility?[/quote]

    So that gives us the Toronto Buffalo and the Ottawa RoughRiders. Still need a name for LA. I know… Move the Rams back… move the Cardinals back… then put a Scorpions team in Arizona. There we go.[/quote]

    Works for me![/quote]

    Why not Rams back to LA and Cardinals ALL the way back to Chicago (“Comiskey”)? Then Jacksonville could just move to St. Louis.

    Buffalo, eventually, then could move to Jacksonville, change one letter and bring back the Jacksonville Bulls.

    Everybody’s happen.

    Well, except Buffalo.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Need some serious re-alignment then. You can’t have 2 Chicago teams in the NFC.

  • divino codino | September 23, 2009 at 1:23 pm |

    Re: ticker item “a player for AC Fiorentina was wearing stirrups in a Champions League match last week (as spotted by Stephen Boyd).”

    Team name is actually ACF Fiorentina. (Understandable error; the logo has “AC” together in white on one row and the “F” in red on a separate line below it, all on a purple background.)

    Warning: link contains potentially fatal levels of purple.

    http://it.violachann...

  • lordstanley | September 23, 2009 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”349593″][quote comment=”349587″]Portland St.[/quote]

    Nope, this program has better uniforms and a coach who doesn’t draw attention to himself. The Portland State Vikings are 0-2 in national title games.[/quote]

    The answer is Linfield College

  • JimV19 | September 23, 2009 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”349602″][quote comment=”349600″][quote comment=”349598″][quote comment=”349595″]

    Let’s turn this on it’s head – how about the CFL absorb the Jags and move them to Ottawa? If the Bills end up in Toronto, that’s almost a fair trade. LA could get an expansion team…or the Raiders again…wait, same thing. Are the Vikings still a possibility?[/quote]

    So that gives us the Toronto Buffalo and the Ottawa RoughRiders. Still need a name for LA. I know… Move the Rams back… move the Cardinals back… then put a Scorpions team in Arizona. There we go.[/quote]

    Works for me![/quote]

    Why not Rams back to LA and Cardinals ALL the way back to Chicago (“Comiskey”)? Then Jacksonville could just move to St. Louis.

    Buffalo, eventually, then could move to Jacksonville, change one letter and bring back the Jacksonville Bulls.

    Everybody’s happen.

    Well, except Buffalo.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I like the way you think, Ricko! Actually, when the Browns and Rams moved, I was kind of hoping the Rams would go ALL the way back to Cleveland. I’d still be a Steelers fan, but I’d find it harder to dislike the Cleveland Rams.

  • DenverGregg | September 23, 2009 at 1:29 pm |

    The mid-nineties franchise dance had several steps. The next one will too, maybe in this order.

    1. Chargers move back to LA;
    2. Vikings move to San Antonio and become Vaqueros;
    3. Jaguars move to San Diego;
    4. Panicked that the AFC has a monopoly on SoCal, the NFL coerces the Rams into moving back to LA and turns the ‘niners into the St. Louis Archers;
    5. Undead Al Davis moves the Raiders to a new stadium near the Twin Cities (Eagan maybe?);
    6. The Chiefs move to SF and change their name to the 49ers; and
    7. The Jaguars’ fan notices the team has moved.

    Divisions end up even more hosed than they were before the last realignment.

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”349604″][quote comment=”349602″][quote comment=”349600″][quote comment=”349598″][quote comment=”349595″]

    Let’s turn this on it’s head – how about the CFL absorb the Jags and move them to Ottawa? If the Bills end up in Toronto, that’s almost a fair trade. LA could get an expansion team…or the Raiders again…wait, same thing. Are the Vikings still a possibility?[/quote]

    So that gives us the Toronto Buffalo and the Ottawa RoughRiders. Still need a name for LA. I know… Move the Rams back… move the Cardinals back… then put a Scorpions team in Arizona. There we go.[/quote]

    Works for me![/quote]

    Why not Rams back to LA and Cardinals ALL the way back to Chicago (“Comiskey”)? Then Jacksonville could just move to St. Louis.

    Buffalo, eventually, then could move to Jacksonville, change one letter and bring back the Jacksonville Bulls.

    Everybody’s happen.

    Well, except Buffalo.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Need some serious re-alignment then. You can’t have 2 Chicago teams in the NFC.[/quote]

    Right. Just leave Cards where they are, and do the other stuff.
    (oh, like any of this is gonna happen)

    Personally I think the Providence Steamrollers should come back somehow (and, yes, I know there was an Arena version). Sort of be the yang to the Green Bay Packers’ ying.

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 1:31 pm |

    Although Walnut was the first city mentioned, it’s actually Industry City where the stadium would be constructed. Residents would be referred to as “Industrials”. So the logical nickname would be “Arts” rather than the Walnut “Shells”. Wait, that gives me an idea for their head coach…..

  • Gusto44 | September 23, 2009 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”349606″][quote comment=”349593″][quote comment=”349587″]Portland St.[/quote]

    Nope, this program has better uniforms and a coach who doesn’t draw attention to himself. The Portland State Vikings are 0-2 in national title games.[/quote]

    The answer is Linfield College[/quote]

    You sir, are correct. The Wildcats own the longest winning seasons record in college football history, going on 54 years. No one is even close to that record, Notre Dame, USC, or Mount Union. Linfield also has the all time single season TD pass leader in Brett Elliott.

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 1:34 pm |

    “5. Undead Al Davis moves the Raiders to a new stadium near the Twin Cities (Eagan maybe?);”

    Cool. That originally was AFL Minneapolis-St. Paul team, anyway. Even went through first AFL player draft. Took Wisconsin QB Dale Hackbart with their first choice.

    —Ricko

  • The Jeff | September 23, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”349609″][quote comment=”349604″][quote comment=”349602″][quote comment=”349600″][quote comment=”349598″][quote comment=”349595″]

    Let’s turn this on it’s head – how about the CFL absorb the Jags and move them to Ottawa? If the Bills end up in Toronto, that’s almost a fair trade. LA could get an expansion team…or the Raiders again…wait, same thing. Are the Vikings still a possibility?[/quote]

    So that gives us the Toronto Buffalo and the Ottawa RoughRiders. Still need a name for LA. I know… Move the Rams back… move the Cardinals back… then put a Scorpions team in Arizona. There we go.[/quote]

    Works for me![/quote]

    Why not Rams back to LA and Cardinals ALL the way back to Chicago (“Comiskey”)? Then Jacksonville could just move to St. Louis.

    Buffalo, eventually, then could move to Jacksonville, change one letter and bring back the Jacksonville Bulls.

    Everybody’s happen.

    Well, except Buffalo.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Need some serious re-alignment then. You can’t have 2 Chicago teams in the NFC.[/quote]

    Right. Just leave Cards where they are, and do the other stuff.
    (oh, like any of this is gonna happen)

    Personally I think the Providence Steamrollers should come back somehow (and, yes, I know there was an Arena version). Sort of be the yang to the Green Bay Packers’ ying.[/quote]

    Damn I wish Madden’s create-a-team options on the PS3/360 weren’t such utter garbage. I’ve got this urge to make up a bunch of uniforms and play out a fantasy league with this scenario.

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    Iraqui baseball uni is flannel of the month from Ebbets.
    http://www.flannelof...

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 1:38 pm |

    The answer is Linfield College[/quote]

    You sir, are correct. The Wildcats own the longest winning seasons record in college football history, going on 54 years. No one is even close to that record, Notre Dame, USC, or Mount Union. Linfield also has the all time single season TD pass leader in Brett Elliott.[/quote]

    You’d be willing to bet 90% of people from Oregon can’t name that?

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    Took Wisconsin QB Dale Hackbart with their first choice.

    Was this the same Dale Hackbart who played db for Skins?

  • JimV19 | September 23, 2009 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”349609″][quote comment=”349604″][quote comment=”349602″][quote comment=”349600″][quote comment=”349598″][quote comment=”349595″]
    Personally I think the Providence Steamrollers should come back somehow (and, yes, I know there was an Arena version). Sort of be the yang to the Green Bay Packers’ ying.[/quote]

    Love that nickname. The arena team looked good – always wanted to see what the original team looked like.

    Wiki says the original team played at the Cyclodome. Wasn’t it the CycloDROME? Either way, cool name.

  • bourbon soaked idiot | September 23, 2009 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”349582″][quote comment=”349575″]I’d be willing to bet 90% of people from that state can’t name Oregon’s lone national championship program.[/quote]
    Lone? Track & field and cross country are distinctly different sports. Also, national championships have been won by Oregon men and women in both sports, no?[/quote]

    The Ducks have won an NCAA Basketball crown, 6 Mens Cross Country titles, 2 in Womens Cross Country, 5 in Mens Track & Field, 1 in Womens Track & Field and 1 in Mens Indoor Track & Field. That’s 6 National Championship Programs. AND I guarantee most people in Oregon know this.

  • M.Princip | September 23, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”349596″][quote comment=”349592″][quote comment=”349590″]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I’ll update this once I see what they’re actually wearing.

  • JimV19 | September 23, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”349613″][quote comment=”349609″][quote comment=”349604″][quote comment=”349602″][quote comment=”349600″][quote comment=”349598″][quote comment=”349595″]

    Let’s turn this on it’s head – how about the CFL absorb the Jags and move them to Ottawa? If the Bills end up in Toronto, that’s almost a fair trade. LA could get an expansion team…or the Raiders again…wait, same thing. Are the Vikings still a possibility?[/quote]

    So that gives us the Toronto Buffalo and the Ottawa RoughRiders. Still need a name for LA. I know… Move the Rams back… move the Cardinals back… then put a Scorpions team in Arizona. There we go.[/quote]

    Works for me![/quote]

    Why not Rams back to LA and Cardinals ALL the way back to Chicago (“Comiskey”)? Then Jacksonville could just move to St. Louis.

    Buffalo, eventually, then could move to Jacksonville, change one letter and bring back the Jacksonville Bulls.

    Everybody’s happen.

    Well, except Buffalo.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Need some serious re-alignment then. You can’t have 2 Chicago teams in the NFC.[/quote]

    Right. Just leave Cards where they are, and do the other stuff.
    (oh, like any of this is gonna happen)

    Personally I think the Providence Steamrollers should come back somehow (and, yes, I know there was an Arena version). Sort of be the yang to the Green Bay Packers’ ying.[/quote]

    Damn I wish Madden’s create-a-team options on the PS3/360 weren’t such utter garbage. I’ve got this urge to make up a bunch of uniforms and play out a fantasy league with this scenario.[/quote]

    PS2’s options are pretty good. I’ve already replaced some teams with USFL counterparts – think I may have to replace the Patriots with the Steamrollers now. Maybe the Browns with the Canton Bulldogs, or the Vikes with the Duluth Eskimos?

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”349620″]Took Wisconsin QB Dale Hackbart with their first choice.

    Was this the same Dale Hackbart who played db for Skins?[/quote]

    And Vikings, yes. Played safety wearing #49 (both teams).
    One of the great practioneers of the clothesline tackle (was still legal then).

  • LI Phil | September 23, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”349623″][quote comment=”349596″][quote comment=”349592″][quote comment=”349590″]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I’ll update this once I see what they’re actually wearing.[/quote]

    thanks mike!

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”349625″][quote comment=”349620″]Took Wisconsin QB Dale Hackbart with their first choice.

    Was this the same Dale Hackbart who played db for Skins?[/quote]

    And Vikings, yes. Played safety wearing #49 (both teams).
    One of the great practioneers of the clothesline tackle (was still legal then).[/quote]

    Hackart played for other teams, too, but his best years were with Vikings and Skins.

  • Gusto44 | September 23, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”349622″][quote comment=”349582″][quote comment=”349575″]I’d be willing to bet 90% of people from that state can’t name Oregon’s lone national championship program.[/quote]
    Lone? Track & field and cross country are distinctly different sports. Also, national championships have been won by Oregon men and women in both sports, no?[/quote]

    The Ducks have won an NCAA Basketball crown, 6 Mens Cross Country titles, 2 in Womens Cross Country, 5 in Mens Track & Field, 1 in Womens Track & Field and 1 in Mens Indoor Track & Field. That’s 6 National Championship Programs. AND I guarantee most people in Oregon know this.[/quote]

    Well, only basketball is considered a major sport, and I was talking about football, not the minor sports like running. I still think it’s remarkable that despite all the huge financial advantages the University of Oregon has, and all the other football schools in Oregon, Linfield College is by far the most successful program.

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 2:01 pm |

    Change to white shoes and we’ll wake up the echoes of Chris Miller.
    http://www.flannelof...

    Or does Oregon wake up the quackers?

  • Dane | September 23, 2009 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”349578″]Why haven’t they made a CFL video game, anyway? You can’t tell me it wouldn’t sell. As long as it wouldn’t be a cheesy version like NFL Blitz or Kurt Warner’s Arena Football [/quote]

    Painful flashbacks begun as soon as I read the words “Kurt Warner’s Arena Football.” I am reliving playing that game, and by “playing”, I mean throwing the control to the ground after 26 minutes of pointless tedium.

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 2:03 pm |

    ooops, here’s right link…
    http://www.michaelpr...
    (and I guess you’d have to add pants stripes, too)

  • John K | September 23, 2009 at 2:07 pm |

    “…the Twins were considering having corporate sponsorship for their organ…”

    I wonder why the Twins did not seek sponsorship for the latex covering they put over their organ to protect it?

  • M.Princip | September 23, 2009 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”349631″]ooops, here’s right link…
    http://www.michaelpr...
    (and I guess you’d have to add pants stripes, too)[/quote]

    Well, they’ll probably wear green jerseys as well. I’ve got the template layered up, so, I can change it on the fly. I do believe it should be black shoes.

  • nateisfunny | September 23, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    New Sixers Jerseys unveiled. To quote Denny Green, “They are [what] we thought they were.”

  • nateisfunny | September 23, 2009 at 2:17 pm |
  • Squiddie | September 23, 2009 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”349588″]
    Many of my friends who go to the University of Minnesota have already started referring TCF Stadium to “The Bank”. Another example of loving the new digs, just not the name. Obviously this is a large upgrade over the Humpty Dump, which they, and many others, referred to the Metrodome as.[/quote]

    Let me just make a note that I really hate this. Using The Bank leads to laziest cliched commentary. (Note to sports writers: You may think your joke about taking it to The Bank is original, but it’s not.) Of course I’m old enough to remember when TCF was a savings and loan, so I might be biased.

    Still holding out for Brickhouse 2: Electric Boogaloo.

  • Peter | September 23, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    for Teebz & Phil:

    I need your crystal ball o’ future of the Islanders:

    With the crappy turnout last night…(when they played in KC), does this throw a wrench into the future of Wang’s strategy of getting the Lighthouse project?

    Also, why does KC deserve a 2nd chance w/a team when it failed the first time…(kind of like DC getting a 3rd baseball team, it just won’t work…how do some people keep their jobs?)

  • Dave | September 23, 2009 at 2:30 pm |

    The Sixers never officially unveiled these uniforms. There had been a leak when Jrue Holiday had his rookie picture taken with the rest of the rookies.

    As for the unis – anything is better than what they had, but this is way too simplified. The home unis have a red number and a blue “Sixers” and aren’t the way they were in the 80s. It’s a step down. Also, the trim is too plain and reminiscent of the Clippers’ unis, as others have mentioned before. They could have gone with more detail here. Also, they could have outlined the letters and numbers on the unis. These have the feel of a practice uniform. I’m not completely sold, but hopefully they look better in action. I’d like to see a blue alternate, too. Maybe they’ll spice it up with a third uni.

  • rtharp11 | September 23, 2009 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=\”349623\”][quote comment=\”349596\”][quote comment=\”349592\”][quote comment=\”349590\”]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike\’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I\’ll update this once I see what they\’re actually wearing.[/quote]

    Here is the link from Duck\’s sportswrite Rob Moseley: http://blogs.registe...

    Also, the helmets they are wearing do not have the UO logo, however they may be put on later. They old yellow was more of a mustard yellow.

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”349633″][quote comment=”349631″]ooops, here’s right link…
    http://www.michaelpr...
    (and I guess you’d have to add pants stripes, too)[/quote]

    Well, they’ll probably wear green jerseys as well. I’ve got the template layered up, so, I can change it on the fly. I do believe it should be black shoes.[/quote]

    Yeah, can’t remember if Miller was there with white shoes or black shoes.

    Is a puzzlement.

    Aw, hell, just make it easy on everyone and throw back to Mel Renfro and Yazoo Smith. LOL

    —Ricko

  • rtharp11 | September 23, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”349639″][quote comment=\”349623\”][quote comment=\”349596\”][quote comment=\”349592\”][quote comment=\”349590\”]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike\’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I\’ll update this once I see what they\’re actually wearing.[/quote]

    Here is the link from Duck\’s sportswrite Rob Moseley: http://blogs.registe...

    Also, the helmets they are wearing do not have the UO logo, however they may be put on later. They old yellow was more of a mustard yellow.[/quote]

    Here is what Moseley is reporting they look like: http://media.college...

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 2:38 pm |

    “Also, why does KC deserve a 2nd chance w/a team when it failed the first time…”

    Ain’t about anybody “deserving” anything. Is about a corporation
    s perception of whether a particular market can be better for them financially.

    Flip it over. Does Birmingham “deserve” an NFL team because it’s had to put up with a franchise in virtually every startup football league in the past 35 years or so?

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”349641″][quote comment=”349639″][quote comment=\”349623\”][quote comment=\”349596\”][quote comment=\”349592\”][quote comment=\”349590\”]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike\’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I\’ll update this once I see what they\’re actually wearing.[/quote]

    Here is the link from Duck\’s sportswrite Rob Moseley: http://blogs.registe...

    Also, the helmets they are wearing do not have the UO logo, however they may be put on later. They old yellow was more of a mustard yellow.[/quote]

    Here is what Moseley is reporting they look like: http://media.college...

    Ah, a bit more the Akili Smith era.
    How’d that pick work out for Cincinnati, btw?
    ‘Bout the same as Tim Couch, you say?

    Okay, just checking.

  • JTH | September 23, 2009 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”349643″][quote comment=”349641″][quote comment=”349639″][quote comment=\”349623\”][quote comment=\”349596\”][quote comment=\”349592\”][quote comment=\”349590\”]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike\’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I\’ll update this once I see what they\’re actually wearing.[/quote]

    Here is the link from Duck\’s sportswrite Rob Moseley: http://blogs.registe...

    Also, the helmets they are wearing do not have the UO logo, however they may be put on later. They old yellow was more of a mustard yellow.[/quote]

    Here is what Moseley is reporting they look like: http://media.college...

    Ah, a bit more the Akili Smith era.
    How’d that pick work out for Cincinnati, btw?
    ‘Bout the same as Tim Couch, you say?

    Okay, just checking.[/quote]
    Don’t forget this outstanding pick.

  • George Ciervo | September 23, 2009 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”349503″]I thought TU athletic director bubba cunningham said it best:

    “It’s difficult to depict a hurricane or wind.[/quote]

    Having tried one before…I agree.

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”349644″][quote comment=”349643″][quote comment=”349641″][quote comment=”349639″][quote comment=\”349623\”][quote comment=\”349596\”][quote comment=\”349592\”][quote comment=\”349590\”]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike\’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I\’ll update this once I see what they\’re actually wearing.[/quote]

    Here is the link from Duck\’s sportswrite Rob Moseley: http://blogs.registe...

    Also, the helmets they are wearing do not have the UO logo, however they may be put on later. They old yellow was more of a mustard yellow.[/quote]

    Here is what Moseley is reporting they look like: http://media.college...

    Ah, a bit more the Akili Smith era.
    How’d that pick work out for Cincinnati, btw?
    ‘Bout the same as Tim Couch, you say?

    Okay, just checking.[/quote]
    Don’t forget this outstanding pick.[/quote]

    No sure on precise seasons, but wasn’t that also around the years that NFL teams fell all over themselves to shove huge contracts at free-agent people like Erik Kramer and Scott Mitchell?

    Was simply an era when there were top shelf QBs and bad QBs and not much in between.

    —Ricko

  • The Hemogoblin | September 23, 2009 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”349643″][quote comment=”349641″][quote comment=”349639″][quote comment=\”349623\”][quote comment=\”349596\”][quote comment=\”349592\”][quote comment=\”349590\”]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    IIRC, they’re all the same through that era… and I say IIRC because I was not even five when that Rose Bowl happened. Sad thing is, it’s my first sports memory.

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike\’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I\’ll update this once I see what they\’re actually wearing.[/quote]

    Here is the link from Duck\’s sportswrite Rob Moseley: http://blogs.registe...

    Also, the helmets they are wearing do not have the UO logo, however they may be put on later. They old yellow was more of a mustard yellow.[/quote]

    Here is what Moseley is reporting they look like: http://media.college...

    Ah, a bit more the Akili Smith era.
    How’d that pick work out for Cincinnati, btw?
    ‘Bout the same as Tim Couch, you say?

    Okay, just checking.[/quote]

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”349645″][quote comment=”349503″]I thought TU athletic director bubba cunningham said it best:

    “It’s difficult to depict a hurricane or wind.[/quote]

    Having tried one before…I agree.[/quote]

    Could be worse. Could be Harvard.
    Quick, draw me a “Crimson”.

  • LI Phil | September 23, 2009 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”349648″]Could be worse. Could be Harvard.
    Quick, draw me a “Crimson”.[/quote]

    done

  • Kevin | September 23, 2009 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”349520″][quote comment=”349512″][quote comment=”349507″][quote comment=”349475″]Those white Rams pants are pretty nice, but the stripe should be an inch or two longer. Nothing will ever top their golds though, best in football.[/quote]

    Also still hate the Oregon unis, and the white/green/gray combo was the worst of the three.[/quote]

    I originally didn’t like Oregon’s new uni but its really starting to grow on me. But that white helmet/green jersey/gray pant combo doesn’t make sense.[/quote]

    The sad thing for me is they may never wear that uniform combination again? I loved the white helmet/green jersey/gray pants combo so much that it inspired me to do this. I’m very thankful that Bellevue gives me access to a computer. Don’t believe what they say about this institution, they’re good peeps.[/quote]

    That is hilarious! I saw the game on tv and for a split second I thought Oregon had raided my granpa’s dresser and stolen all of his grey sweat pants. They were horrible! I actually searched the internet for a picture of that golf coach who picks out their duds. http://en.wikipedia....

    Look, I am not a blue-haired uniform purist and love their uniform innovation which I think is a great recruiting tool, but lose the grey sweat pants. And while we are on the topic of sweat. What is the deal with the jersies? When they sweat, the jersey changes color. Reminds me of this: http://www.latimes.c...

  • Kevin | September 23, 2009 at 3:13 pm |

    Do we know yet if Tulsa is going to have any type of uniform change yet, or is it just going to be a different helmet?

  • Gusto44 | September 23, 2009 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”349643″][quote comment=”349641″][quote comment=”349639″][quote comment=\”349623\”][quote comment=\”349596\”][quote comment=\”349592\”][quote comment=\”349590\”]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike\’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I\’ll update this once I see what they\’re actually wearing.[/quote]

    Here is the link from Duck\’s sportswrite Rob Moseley: http://blogs.registe...

    Also, the helmets they are wearing do not have the UO logo, however they may be put on later. They old yellow was more of a mustard yellow.[/quote]

    Here is what Moseley is reporting they look like: http://media.college...

    Ah, a bit more the Akili Smith era.
    How’d that pick work out for Cincinnati, btw?
    ‘Bout the same as Tim Couch, you say?

    Okay, just checking.[/quote]

    Good news about the Oregon throwbacks, it’s almost jarring to see any Ducks player wearing something which actually looks like a football uniform.
    I agree, Ricko, the Couch/McKnown/Smith picks were horrible, points out how inexact the science is when choosing quarterbacks. From Unitas to Brady, the NFL has really misjudged the position. Who could have predicted Kurt Warner playing in three super bowls while he played for the Iowa Barnstormers? What about former NFL Europe turned NFL defensive player of the year James Harrison? That’s a couple of the reasons why this new UFL has a chance to succeed, player development.

  • Matt | September 23, 2009 at 3:28 pm |

    The Braves’ telecast was on SportSouth. Everyone down here still screws up the name one way or another even tho they watch most games lol.

  • JTH | September 23, 2009 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”349653″]The Braves’ telecast was on SportSouth. Everyone down here still screws up the name one way or another even tho they watch most games lol.[/quote]
    Funny. I know that it’s SportSouth but I didn’t even notice that it was wrong in the main entry until you pointed it out.

    That reminds me. Are the Braves ever on TBS anymore?

  • M.Princip | September 23, 2009 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”349643″][quote comment=”349641″][quote comment=”349639″][quote comment=\”349623\”][quote comment=\”349596\”][quote comment=\”349592\”][quote comment=\”349590\”]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike\’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I\’ll update this once I see what they\’re actually wearing.[/quote]

    Here is the link from Duck\’s sportswrite Rob Moseley: http://blogs.registe...

    Also, the helmets they are wearing do not have the UO logo, however they may be put on later. They old yellow was more of a mustard yellow.[/quote]

    Here is what Moseley is reporting they look like: http://media.college...

    Ah, a bit more the Akili Smith era.
    How’d that pick work out for Cincinnati, btw?
    ‘Bout the same as Tim Couch, you say?

    Okay, just checking.[/quote]

    Ducktracker , now updated.

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 3:47 pm |

    If Tulsa needs some sort of mascot, why not do what numerous other schools have done and just adopt an animal for that position? Miami uses that seagull looking thing, Georgetown has a bulldog, Alabama uses an elephant, UNC a ram, etc.
    Just sayin….

  • LI Phil | September 23, 2009 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”349655″]Ducktracker , now updated.[/quote]

    is that 5 the correct font?

    we want it to be perfect ;)

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”349649″][quote comment=”349648″]Could be worse. Could be Harvard.
    Quick, draw me a “Crimson”.[/quote]

    done[/quote]

    How about a Brown?
    An Orangeman?
    A red storm?
    Golden Flash?
    Zip?
    Blue?

  • JimV19 | September 23, 2009 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”349638″]The Sixers never officially unveiled these uniforms. There had been a leak when Jrue Holiday had his rookie picture taken with the rest of the rookies.

    As for the unis – anything is better than what they had, but this is way too simplified. The home unis have a red number and a blue “Sixers” and aren’t the way they were in the 80s. It’s a step down. Also, the trim is too plain and reminiscent of the Clippers’ unis, as others have mentioned before. They could have gone with more detail here. Also, they could have outlined the letters and numbers on the unis. These have the feel of a practice uniform. I’m not completely sold, but hopefully they look better in action. I’d like to see a blue alternate, too. Maybe they’ll spice it up with a third uni.[/quote]

    I was fine with them until the Clippers reference. I used to like the Clips (felt sorry for them was more like it, but I do recall having a Benoit Benjamin replica jersey), but the more I read about that team, the less I like them.

  • M.Princip | September 23, 2009 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”349657″][quote comment=”349655″]Ducktracker , now updated.[/quote]

    is that 5 the correct font?

    we want it to be perfect ;)[/quote]

    You know, I wondered that myself? :o) I will, of course, make the correction once I see the exact 5 they end up wearing.

  • Tony Miller | September 23, 2009 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”349654″]

    That reminds me. Are the Braves ever on TBS anymore?[/quote]

    Not as a Braves game, but theoretically could be as part of the Sunday afternoon package or playoffs.

  • JimV19 | September 23, 2009 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”349658″][quote comment=”349649″][quote comment=”349648″]Could be worse. Could be Harvard.
    Quick, draw me a “Crimson”.[/quote]

    done[/quote]

    How about a Brown?
    An Orangeman?
    A red storm?
    Golden Flash?
    Zip?
    Blue?[/quote]

    The Golden Flashes use a bird of prey (Falcon?) and a lightning bolt. The Zips (formerly the Zippers) use a kangaroo (with a zippered pouch, of course).

    The Zippers were named after a rubber zippered boot…Akron being the former rubber capital and all that. Once they started putting zippers on pants, they felt the name wasn’t as appropriate, so they shortened it to the Zips.

  • Teebz | September 23, 2009 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”349637″]for Teebz & Phil:

    I need your crystal ball o’ future of the Islanders:

    With the crappy turnout last night…(when they played in KC), does this throw a wrench into the future of Wang’s strategy of getting the Lighthouse project?

    Also, why does KC deserve a 2nd chance w/a team when it failed the first time…(kind of like DC getting a 3rd baseball team, it just won’t work…how do some people keep their jobs?)[/quote]

    My answer is no. KC was only one of the options, and, honestly, would you spend $100 to watch a play that may or may not land there? Seriously?

  • Teebz | September 23, 2009 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”349663″]
    My answer is no. KC was only one of the options, and, honestly, would you spend $100 to watch a play that may or may not land there? Seriously?[/quote]

    Watch a team… wow. This sleeping on with jetlag has messed me up something fierce today.

    Also, since the group from Queens seems to be the place that Wang would like to move the team to – the NYC connection, after all – I think the KC neutral site game was simply one of those “if it works, it gives us leverage” moves.

  • LI Phil | September 23, 2009 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”349662″]How about a Brown?[/quote]

    elf?

    [quote]An Orangeman?[/quote]

    not sure it’s a man in there

    [quote]A red storm?[/quote]

    here’s my pic

    [quote]Golden Flash?[/quote]

    duh

    [quote]Zip?[/quote]

    win one for the zipper

    [quote]Blue?[/quote]

    i like this

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”349665″][quote comment=”349662″]How about a Brown?[/quote]

    elf?

    [quote]An Orangeman?[/quote]

    not sure it’s a man in there

    [quote]A red storm?[/quote]

    here’s my pic

    [quote]Golden Flash?[/quote]

    duh

    [quote]Zip?[/quote]

    win one for the zipper

    [quote]Blue?[/quote]

    i like this[/quote]

    Bravo

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 4:16 pm |

    No, don’t depict a Brave!

  • JTH | September 23, 2009 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote]Blue?[/quote]
    Did you forget already?

  • George Ciervo | September 23, 2009 at 4:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”349648″][quote comment=”349645″][quote comment=”349503″]I thought TU athletic director bubba cunningham said it best:

    “It’s difficult to depict a hurricane or wind.[/quote]

    Having tried one before…I agree.[/quote]

    Could be worse. Could be Harvard.
    Quick, draw me a “Crimson”.[/quote]

    Hmm…good point. Probably not very menacing, but I might go in the direction of a Crimson Clover…something somewhere between this and this.

    Maybe along these lines? (the dividers need a little contouring and the ‘C’ might need some work, but general idea)

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 23, 2009 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”349590″]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]
    Shut up…. all those different possible combinations weren’t enough!?!

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | September 23, 2009 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”349623″][quote comment=”349596″][quote comment=”349592″][quote comment=”349590″]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I’ll update this once I see what they’re actually wearing.[/quote]
    Oh, well… then they can wear that ANY TIME!

  • M.Princip | September 23, 2009 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”349671″][quote comment=”349623″][quote comment=”349596″][quote comment=”349592″][quote comment=”349590″]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I’ll update this once I see what they’re actually wearing.[/quote]
    Oh, well… then they can wear that ANY TIME![/quote]

    Don’t think Nike had a hand in that, so, won’t happen anytime soon, thankfully.

  • M.Princip | September 23, 2009 at 4:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”349672″][quote comment=”349671″][quote comment=”349623″][quote comment=”349596″][quote comment=”349592″][quote comment=”349590″]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I’ll update this once I see what they’re actually wearing.[/quote]
    Oh, well… then they can wear that ANY TIME![/quote]

    Don’t think Nike had a hand in that, so, won’t happen anytime soon, thankfully.[/quote]

    Good lord, look at how huge those shoulder numbers were. Ridiculous!

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 4:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”349649″][quote comment=”349648″]Could be worse. Could be Harvard.
    Quick, draw me a “Crimson”.[/quote]

    done[/quote]

    Yes, but no motion. Logos must have motion. Or so it apparently is written…somewhere.

    Good thing not the “Screaming Crimson” or “Fighting Crimson”.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | September 23, 2009 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”349674″][quote comment=”349649″][quote comment=”349648″]Could be worse. Could be Harvard.
    Quick, draw me a “Crimson”.[/quote]

    done[/quote]

    Yes, but no motion. Logos must have motion. Or so it apparently is written…somewhere.

    Good thing not the “Screaming Crimson” or “Fighting Crimson”.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Creamin’ Crimson?

  • KB | September 23, 2009 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=\”349596\”][quote comment=\”349592\”][quote comment=\”349590\”]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike\’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Photos from Eugene, OR, Register-Guard:
    http://blogs.registe...

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”349673″][quote comment=”349672″][quote comment=”349671″][quote comment=”349623″][quote comment=”349596″][quote comment=”349592″][quote comment=”349590″]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I’ll update this once I see what they’re actually wearing.[/quote]
    Oh, well… then they can wear that ANY TIME![/quote]

    Don’t think Nike had a hand in that, so, won’t happen anytime soon, thankfully.[/quote]

    Good lord, look at how huge those shoulder numbers were. Ridiculous![/quote]

    Link not opening, but can’t image much different from Ohio State’s.

    Ooops, sorry, THE Ohio State (What’s that about, anyway; they feel it’s important to point out they’re more significant than Ohio U?)

    Tell you what, let’s concede that apparently critical, apparently not obvious, point to them, point, and call them just “Ohio State.” Okay?

    —Ricko

  • JTH | September 23, 2009 at 5:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”349677″]Link not opening[/quote]
    Just highlight the URL in your browser’s address bar and hit enter. The picture should load up.

    It worked for me.

  • mike 2 | September 23, 2009 at 5:07 pm |

    A little late to the discussion, but here’s a photo of the most notable(to runners) Oregon uniform

    http://i63.photobuck...

  • Gusto44 | September 23, 2009 at 5:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”349677″][quote comment=”349673″][quote comment=”349672″][quote comment=”349671″][quote comment=”349623″][quote comment=”349596″][quote comment=”349592″][quote comment=”349590″]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I’ll update this once I see what they’re actually wearing.[/quote]
    Oh, well… then they can wear that ANY TIME![/quote]

    Don’t think Nike had a hand in that, so, won’t happen anytime soon, thankfully.[/quote]

    Good lord, look at how huge those shoulder numbers were. Ridiculous![/quote]

    Link not opening, but can’t image much different from Ohio State’s.

    Ooops, sorry, THE Ohio State (What’s that about, anyway; they feel it’s important to point out they’re more significant than Ohio U?)

    Tell you what, let’s concede that apparently critical, apparently not obvious, point to them, point, and call them just “Ohio State.” Okay?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yeah, I have no problem with the size of the numbers on those vintage Oregon uniforms. It still looks better than the Duck uniforms this decade.

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”349676″][quote comment=\”349596\”][quote comment=\”349592\”][quote comment=\”349590\”]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike\’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Photos from Eugene, OR, Register-Guard:
    http://blogs.registe...

    Wow, if you put logo next to Oklahoma’s it spells UOOU.

    Or OUUO, I suppose. Depending.

    What’s the word for a word that’s spelled the same frontwards, backwards AND inside out?

    I know! An “OTTO” (not be confused with a “TOTO”, of course).

    Now, if you followed that, raise your hand, you just passed Gibberish 101.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | September 23, 2009 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”349681″]What’s the word for a word that’s spelled the same frontwards, backwards AND inside out?[/quote]

    isn’t the opposite of backwards “forwards”? or forewords or something?

    ah crap

  • JohnnyO | September 23, 2009 at 5:23 pm |

    I know I have mentioned this before in the past week or two, but my worst nightmare came true today. I was at my local collectibles store here in Janesville, WI (kryptonitekollectibles.com) and the official sideline “pixelated” gear has arrived. We are talking about:

    Stocking caps:
    http://www.packerspr...

    Gloves:
    http://www.packerspr...

    Outerwear:
    http://www.packerspr...

    and

    http://www.packerspr...
    (notice the NFC North tag on the collar. Just in case you don’t know what division they are in)

    T-shirts:
    http://www.nflshop.c...

    And worst of all, the 2nd season hat:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    different view:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Being so close to Illinois, the store also had Bears pixelated stuff which actually didn’t look that bad. Maybe it is the combo with the green and gold of the Pack, but I think this is the worst stuff reebok has come out with as far as officially licensed stuff.

  • Patrick in MI | September 23, 2009 at 5:34 pm |

    Paul, from one pasty-white guy to another, please do us a favor and never pose for a sock photo again. ;-) Anyway, those were huge socks!

  • M.Princip | September 23, 2009 at 5:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”349680″][quote comment=”349677″][quote comment=”349673″][quote comment=”349672″][quote comment=”349671″][quote comment=”349623″][quote comment=”349596″][quote comment=”349592″][quote comment=”349590″]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I’ll update this once I see what they’re actually wearing.[/quote]
    Oh, well… then they can wear that ANY TIME![/quote]

    Don’t think Nike had a hand in that, so, won’t happen anytime soon, thankfully.[/quote]

    Good lord, look at how huge those shoulder numbers were. Ridiculous![/quote]

    Link not opening, but can’t image much different from Ohio State’s.

    Ooops, sorry, THE Ohio State (What’s that about, anyway; they feel it’s important to point out they’re more significant than Ohio U?)

    Tell you what, let’s concede that apparently critical, apparently not obvious, point to them, point, and call them just “Ohio State.” Okay?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yeah, I have no problem with the size of the numbers on those vintage Oregon uniforms. It still looks better than the Duck uniforms this decade.[/quote]

    Yea, and the JitterBug’s a damn good cell phone design too.

  • Gusto44 | September 23, 2009 at 6:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”349685″][quote comment=”349680″][quote comment=”349677″][quote comment=”349673″][quote comment=”349672″][quote comment=”349671″][quote comment=”349623″][quote comment=”349596″][quote comment=”349592″][quote comment=”349590″]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I’ll update this once I see what they’re actually wearing.[/quote]
    Oh, well… then they can wear that ANY TIME![/quote]

    Don’t think Nike had a hand in that, so, won’t happen anytime soon, thankfully.[/quote]

    Good lord, look at how huge those shoulder numbers were. Ridiculous![/quote]

    Link not opening, but can’t image much different from Ohio State’s.

    Ooops, sorry, THE Ohio State (What’s that about, anyway; they feel it’s important to point out they’re more significant than Ohio U?)

    Tell you what, let’s concede that apparently critical, apparently not obvious, point to them, point, and call them just “Ohio State.” Okay?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yeah, I have no problem with the size of the numbers on those vintage Oregon uniforms. It still looks better than the Duck uniforms this decade.[/quote]

    Yea, and the JitterBug’s a damn good cell phone design too.[/quote]

    I think most Oregon fans would prefer the old design if it came to a vote. Sometimes old school is still best school.

  • tosaman | September 23, 2009 at 6:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”349660″][quote comment=”349657″][quote comment=”349655″]Ducktracker , now updated.[/quote]

    is that 5 the correct font?

    we want it to be perfect ;)[/quote]

    You know, I wondered that myself? :o) I will, of course, make the correction once I see the exact 5 they end up wearing.[/quote]

    Please post when you have the 5 updated. I’m no fan of Oregon’s Garanimal unis, but your tracker seems like a fun idea. I’m looking forward to checking it throughout the season.

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 6:16 pm |

    I’m disappointed that there hasn’t been a single expression of outrage today about an original AFL vs. original AFL game that didn’t feature throwbacks; followed by a link to the sked.

    (It’s still only 3:15 PDT, so there’s still hope).

  • M.Princip | September 23, 2009 at 6:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”349687″][quote comment=”349660″][quote comment=”349657″][quote comment=”349655″]Ducktracker , now updated.[/quote]

    is that 5 the correct font?

    we want it to be perfect ;)[/quote]

    You know, I wondered that myself? :o) I will, of course, make the correction once I see the exact 5 they end up wearing.[/quote]

    Please post when you have the 5 updated. I’m no fan of Oregon’s Garanimal unis, but your tracker seems like a fun idea. I’m looking forward to checking it throughout the season.[/quote]

    Thanks! I believe Phil is going to use it as a weekly tracker. I will update once I know what they’re going to wear. Right now, at the week 4 throwbacks.

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 6:26 pm |

    Watch out for Mr. Copyright
    (Click and scroll a bit).

    http://help.berberbe...

  • LI Phil | September 23, 2009 at 6:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”349688″]I’m disappointed that there hasn’t been a single expression of outrage today about an original AFL vs. original AFL game that didn’t feature throwbacks; followed by a link to the sked.

    (It’s still only 3:15 PDT, so there’s still hope).[/quote]

    waitwhat

    …oh…you wanted OUTRAGE, today, not inquisitiveness…

    GADDAMIT…every original 8 matchup MUST be in throwbacks!!!

  • Gusto44 | September 23, 2009 at 6:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”349691″][quote comment=”349688″]I’m disappointed that there hasn’t been a single expression of outrage today about an original AFL vs. original AFL game that didn’t feature throwbacks; followed by a link to the sked.

    (It’s still only 3:15 PDT, so there’s still hope).[/quote]

    waitwhat

    …oh…you wanted OUTRAGE, today, not inquisitiveness…

    GADDAMIT…every original 8 matchup MUST be in throwbacks!!![/quote]

    Would like to see the Raiders keep those silver numbers with the black outline, they show up much better than they did in 1970. The Patriots should return to their old, distinctive logo. Buffalo should keep both the uniform and helmet, mix in blue pants as well.

  • Ryan | September 23, 2009 at 6:44 pm |

    Oregon Ducks Football Throwbacks……????? Uni-Watch dream?

    http://twitpic.com/i...

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 6:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”349691″][quote comment=”349688″]I’m disappointed that there hasn’t been a single expression of outrage today about an original AFL vs. original AFL game that didn’t feature throwbacks; followed by a link to the sked.

    (It’s still only 3:15 PDT, so there’s still hope).[/quote]

    waitwhat

    …oh…you wanted OUTRAGE, today, not inquisitiveness…

    GADDAMIT…every original 8 matchup MUST be in throwbacks!!![/quote]

    Today is the operative word.

  • Hibbsy | September 23, 2009 at 6:50 pm |

    I remember that Rams pant design.
    Martz told them not to even ship him the blue ones.
    One of his finest hours.

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 6:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”349691″][quote comment=”349688″]I’m disappointed that there hasn’t been a single expression of outrage today about an original AFL vs. original AFL game that didn’t feature throwbacks; followed by a link to the sked.

    (It’s still only 3:15 PDT, so there’s still hope).[/quote]

    waitwhat

    …oh…you wanted OUTRAGE, today, not inquisitiveness…

    GADDAMIT…every original 8 matchup MUST be in throwbacks!!![/quote]

    But, as someone yesterday rightly pointed out, the silver-helmeted Raiders never played the Dallas Texans. By’63, the Texans had become the Kansas City Chiefs.

    Oh, like the NFL keeps track of such things.
    Uh-huh, fersure they do. You betcha, by golly.

    –Ricko

  • M.Princip | September 23, 2009 at 7:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”349693″]Oregon Ducks Football Throwbacks……????? Uni-Watch dream?

    http://twitpic.com/i...

    If they go with that font.

  • LI Phil | September 23, 2009 at 7:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”349692″]Would like to see the Raiders keep those silver numbers with the black outline, they show up much better than they did in 1970. The Patriots should return to their old, distinctive logo. Buffalo should keep both the uniform and helmet, mix in blue pants as well.[/quote]

    i think the raiders roads, throwback edition, would be a nice permanent update;

    pats should definitely go back to their red homes, but with real loops, def the old helmet;

    bills should completely scrap their current unis & go throwbackfull-time — i could live with blue pants if they don’t go leotard;

    i like the jets current unis, so long as they don’t wear green pants…especially this — but the titans throwbacks are nice once or twice a year;

    chargers throwback differs in 9 different ways from their current alt, but i’d prefer they threwback to this;

    chiefs won’t look much different as texans, save for the helmet;

    i prefer the oilers to the titans, but that can’t happen full time; maybe they could break out this once???

    that leaves us with the broncos…is this better than this? yeesh…wouldn’t mind this tho

    conclusions? at least 3 or 4 of these teams should adopt the throwback full time, and the rest should continue to mix them once or twice a year

  • anotherguy | September 23, 2009 at 7:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”349677″]
    Ooops, sorry, THE Ohio State (What’s that about, anyway; they feel it’s important to point out they’re more significant than Ohio U?)[/quote]

    Napoleonic complex. A lot of people feel that they’re not trying to emphasize either “Ohio” or “State”, but more “University”. :-)

    A better “shot across the bow” as far as University marketing came from West Lafayette a few years back: their motto was “Purdue: THE Indiana University”. Directly aimed at the target.

  • anotherguy | September 23, 2009 at 7:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”349675″]
    Creamin’ Crimson?[/quote]
    Indiana?

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 7:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”349698″][quote comment=”349692″]Would like to see the Raiders keep those silver numbers with the black outline, they show up much better than they did in 1970. The Patriots should return to their old, distinctive logo. Buffalo should keep both the uniform and helmet, mix in blue pants as well.[/quote]

    i think the raiders roads, throwback edition, would be a nice permanent update;

    pats should definitely go back to their red homes, but with real loops, def the old helmet;

    bills should completely scrap their current unis & go throwbackfull-time — i could live with blue pants if they don’t go leotard;

    i like the jets current unis, so long as they don’t wear green pants…especially this — but the titans throwbacks are nice once or twice a year;

    chargers throwback differs in 9 different ways from their current alt, but i’d prefer they threwback to this;

    chiefs won’t look much different as texans, save for the helmet;

    i prefer the oilers to the titans, but that can’t happen full time; maybe they could break out this once???

    that leaves us with the broncos…is this better than this? yeesh…wouldn’t mind this tho

    conclusions? at least 3 or 4 of these teams should adopt the throwback full time, and the rest should continue to mix them once or twice a year[/quote]

    Not being contentious now, but just for the record while pondering which teams should consider retaining their throwbacks full-time… the Texans had only white pants. They reds were added after the move to Kansas City.

    —Ricko

  • anotherguy | September 23, 2009 at 7:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”349666″]
    An Orangeman?[/quote]
    Oh no: they’re not the Orangemen anymore. Just the Orange.

    No gender bias please.

  • Gusto44 | September 23, 2009 at 7:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”349698″][quote comment=”349692″]Would like to see the Raiders keep those silver numbers with the black outline, they show up much better than they did in 1970. The Patriots should return to their old, distinctive logo. Buffalo should keep both the uniform and helmet, mix in blue pants as well.[/quote]

    i think the raiders roads, throwback edition, would be a nice permanent update;

    pats should definitely go back to their red homes, but with real loops, def the old helmet;

    bills should completely scrap their current unis & go throwbackfull-time — i could live with blue pants if they don’t go leotard;

    i like the jets current unis, so long as they don’t wear green pants…especially this — but the titans throwbacks are nice once or twice a year;

    chargers throwback differs in 9 different ways from their current alt, but i’d prefer they threwback to this;

    chiefs won’t look much different as texans, save for the helmet;

    i prefer the oilers to the titans, but that can’t happen full time; maybe they could break out this once???

    that leaves us with the broncos…is this better than this? yeesh…wouldn’t mind this tho

    conclusions? at least 3 or 4 of these teams should adopt the throwback full time, and the rest should continue to mix them once or twice a year[/quote]

    Good points, I would also like to see the Kansas City Chiefs upgrade their uniform in a non-throwback fashion. Always thought the arrowhead logo was one of the NFL’s best, so it would look good if arrowheads were placed on either the jersey or pants(but not both)
    As a Steelers fan, I would like to see the logo removed on the jersey and finally add a decal to the other side of the helmet. The face mask would return to grey, and black pants with a yellow stripe would be added.

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 7:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”349702″][quote comment=”349666″]
    An Orangeman?[/quote]
    Oh no: they’re not the Orangemen anymore. Just the Orange.

    No gender bias please.[/quote]

    And no possibility of Native American backlash (that was another aspect of why “men” was dropped).

    Speaking of such things, watched a History Channel documentary this afternoon that included mention of how violent Ragnar and his Vikings were when they first pillaged their way up the Seine toward Paris. I’m Scandanavian by descent. Should I protest the “Vikings” nickname because it suggests my ancestors all were rapists and baby killers?

    —Ricko

  • Gusto44 | September 23, 2009 at 7:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”349704″][quote comment=”349702″][quote comment=”349666″]
    An Orangeman?[/quote]
    Oh no: they’re not the Orangemen anymore. Just the Orange.

    No gender bias please.[/quote]

    And no possibility of Native American backlash (that was another aspect of why “men” was dropped).

    Speaking of such things, watched a History Channel documentary this afternoon that included mention of how violent Ragnar and his Vikings were when they first pillaged their way up the Seine toward Paris. I’m Scandanavian by descent. Should I protest the “Vikings” nickname because it suggests my ancestors all were rapists and baby killers?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Along those lines, I never understood why Marquette switched their nickname from Warriors to Golden Eagles. If the Native American backlash was the obvious reason, then why not keep the name Warriors, but use a different of of logo? It would have been easy to use any representation of a warrior without offending anyone. For example, the Golden State Warriors.

  • leon | September 23, 2009 at 7:45 pm |

    For example, the Golden State Warriors.

    In the interest of full disclosure, that from which they came.

    http://www.sportsecy...

  • Stuby | September 23, 2009 at 7:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”349643″][quote comment=”349641″][quote comment=”349639″][quote comment=\”349623\”][quote comment=\”349596\”][quote comment=\”349592\”][quote comment=\”349590\”]Oregon Ducks are wearing throwbacks this weekened when they play Cal at home. They are wearing yellow helmets with the old UO logo, green tops and yellow pants from 1994! Go Ducks![/quote]

    hmmm…this may put a crimp in mike\’s ducktracker…[/quote]

    Nope, stay tuned.[/quote]

    Ok, if I can get this confirmed, I will add this to the ducktracker site. For now, I got the Oregon throwbacks template ready. I\’ll update this once I see what they\’re actually wearing.[/quote]

    Here is the link from Duck\’s sportswrite Rob Moseley: http://blogs.registe...

    Also, the helmets they are wearing do not have the UO logo, however they may be put on later. They old yellow was more of a mustard yellow.[/quote]

    Here is what Moseley is reporting they look like: http://media.college...

    Ah, a bit more the Akili Smith era.
    How’d that pick work out for Cincinnati, btw?
    ‘Bout the same as Tim Couch, you say?

    Okay, just checking.[/quote]
    Remember this classic SI cover?

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    Browns probably should’ve gone with the “or…” option – which would’ve been Donovan McNabb.

  • khinstorff23 | September 23, 2009 at 7:48 pm |

    http://rivals.yahoo....

    new oregon uniforms, may appear saturday vs. cal

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 7:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”349705″][quote comment=”349704″][quote comment=”349702″][quote comment=”349666″]
    An Orangeman?[/quote]
    Oh no: they’re not the Orangemen anymore. Just the Orange.

    No gender bias please.[/quote]

    And no possibility of Native American backlash (that was another aspect of why “men” was dropped).

    Speaking of such things, watched a History Channel documentary this afternoon that included mention of how violent Ragnar and his Vikings were when they first pillaged their way up the Seine toward Paris. I’m Scandanavian by descent. Should I protest the “Vikings” nickname because it suggests my ancestors all were rapists and baby killers?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Along those lines, I never understood why Marquette switched their nickname from Warriors to Golden Eagles. If the Native American backlash was the obvious reason, then why not keep the name Warriors, but use a different of of logo? It would have been easy to use any representation of a warrior without offending anyone. For example, the Golden State Warriors.[/quote]

    Ever notice that the Chiefs and Blackhwks never seem to get a much grief as the other teams with Native American-themed names? I’ve always thought perhaps it’s because they’re named after a leadership group and an individual chief, respectively, rather than an entire ethnic group.

    (In the case of the Blackhawks, I could say it’s cuz they forget about the NHL…but Teebz’d probably start clawing at his computer screen).

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 8:09 pm |

    Are we all watching the Marlins and imagining them in different color uniforms?

    (If so—going by the ambient sound—there might be more of us than there are people at the game).

    —Ricko

  • Chris | September 23, 2009 at 8:37 pm |

    I bet if Oregon is wearing throwbacks this weekend that is the reason they took the yellow helmet out of the rotation for this years uni updates. I mean, TWO yellow helmets that would just be excessive.

  • peter | September 23, 2009 at 9:01 pm |

    Thanks Teebz: As much as I hate the Isles…I would hate to see them leave NY…

    since you were 100% on EVERY question Ive posted…I take your word for it!!

  • LarryB | September 23, 2009 at 9:06 pm |

    I just got an email about Oregon possibly wearing throwbacks. I had been wondering when they would do a throwback game. Since they can make more money on merchandise.

  • LarryB | September 23, 2009 at 9:08 pm |

    A question about Canadian high school football? Some of our local high school teams around Youngstown, Ohio have played teams from Canada this year and in the past.

    Are the rules for high school in Cananda like the CFL? Heck how about the colleges in Canada?

  • LarryB | September 23, 2009 at 9:18 pm |

    Nice to see Navy going to wear those throwbacks.

    http://www.hometowna...

  • SWC Susan | September 23, 2009 at 9:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”349691″][quote comment=”349688″]I’m disappointed that there hasn’t been a single expression of outrage today about an original AFL vs. original AFL game that didn’t feature throwbacks; followed by a link to the sked.

    (It’s still only 3:15 PDT, so there’s still hope).[/quote]

    waitwhat

    …oh…you wanted OUTRAGE, today, not inquisitiveness…

    GADDAMIT…every original 8 matchup MUST be in throwbacks!!![/quote]
    I keep reading that article and cannot find anywhere that it identifies when the throwbacks are being worn. Help!

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 9:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”349716″][quote comment=”349691″][quote comment=”349688″]I’m disappointed that there hasn’t been a single expression of outrage today about an original AFL vs. original AFL game that didn’t feature throwbacks; followed by a link to the sked.

    (It’s still only 3:15 PDT, so there’s still hope).[/quote]

    waitwhat

    …oh…you wanted OUTRAGE, today, not inquisitiveness…

    GADDAMIT…every original 8 matchup MUST be in throwbacks!!![/quote]
    I keep reading that article and cannot find anywhere that it identifies when the throwbacks are being worn. Help![/quote]

    Here ya go (scroll down for schedule).
    http://www.nfl.com/n...

    —Ricko

  • SWC Susan | September 23, 2009 at 10:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”349717″][quote comment=”349716″][quote comment=”349691″][quote comment=”349688″]I’m disappointed that there hasn’t been a single expression of outrage today about an original AFL vs. original AFL game that didn’t feature throwbacks; followed by a link to the sked.

    (It’s still only 3:15 PDT, so there’s still hope).[/quote]

    waitwhat

    …oh…you wanted OUTRAGE, today, not inquisitiveness…

    GADDAMIT…every original 8 matchup MUST be in throwbacks!!![/quote]
    I keep reading that article and cannot find anywhere that it identifies when the throwbacks are being worn. Help![/quote]

    Here ya go (scroll down for schedule).
    http://www.nfl.com/n...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Thanks – that is the same link. So … all those games will be have throwback unis?

  • Ricko | September 23, 2009 at 10:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”349718″][quote comment=”349717″][quote comment=”349716″][quote comment=”349691″][quote comment=”349688″]I’m disappointed that there hasn’t been a single expression of outrage today about an original AFL vs. original AFL game that didn’t feature throwbacks; followed by a link to the sked.

    (It’s still only 3:15 PDT, so there’s still hope).[/quote]

    waitwhat

    …oh…you wanted OUTRAGE, today, not inquisitiveness…

    GADDAMIT…every original 8 matchup MUST be in throwbacks!!![/quote]
    I keep reading that article and cannot find anywhere that it identifies when the throwbacks are being worn. Help![/quote]

    Here ya go (scroll down for schedule).
    http://www.nfl.com/n...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Thanks – that is the same link. So … all those games will be have throwback unis?[/quote]

    So they claim.

  • JTH | September 23, 2009 at 11:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”349699″]
    A better “shot across the bow” as far as University marketing came from West Lafayette a few years back: their motto was “Purdue: THE Indiana University”[/quote]
    I believe the rest of that tagline goes something like this:

    “…you get stuck at if you want to study engineering or agriculture.”

  • SWC Susan | September 23, 2009 at 11:38 pm |

    Loving the new Rockets Alt… the yellow and red is back! Never understood why teams win a championship (or tow) and then change the unis…

  • Mark | September 24, 2009 at 12:07 am |

    [quote comment=”349534″][quote comment=”349532]…the Twins were considering having corporate sponsorship for their organ…[/quote]
    I’ve tried more than once to get my organ sponsored: no luck.

    (And just hold the jokes about “not hitting all the notes anymore”…)[/quote]

    Metrodome note – Vikings ARE adding their name and possibly sponsorship to the dome roof itself once the Twins season ends and/or next season. Definitely adding sponsors for 2-3 entrance gates. Is that common at other stadiums/arenas (Budweiser Gate vs Gate B)? Have not seen at other stadiums.

    Related but different note – new Twins’ Target Field gates will be numbered after their retired numbers (2, 6, 14, 29, 34…not sure about 42). Interesting idea but Gate 34 will look odd on tickets and signage.

  • Mark | September 24, 2009 at 12:08 am |

    [quote comment=”349722″][quote comment=”349534″][quote comment=”349532]…the Twins were considering having corporate sponsorship for their organ…[/quote]
    I’ve tried more than once to get my organ sponsored: no luck.

    (And just hold the jokes about “not hitting all the notes anymore”…)[/quote]

    Metrodome note – Vikings ARE adding their name and possibly sponsorship to the dome roof itself once the Twins season ends and/or next season. Definitely adding sponsors for 2-3 entrance gates. Is that common at other stadiums/arenas (Budweiser Gate vs Gate B)? Have not seen at other stadiums.

    Related but different note – new Twins’ Target Field gates will be numbered after their retired numbers (2, 6, 14, 29, 34…not sure about 42). Interesting idea but Gate 34 will look odd on tickets and signage.[/quote]

    My bad…should be gate 3 not gate 2 at Target Field. Forgive me Harmon…

  • JTH | September 24, 2009 at 12:17 am |

    [quote comment=”349723″][quote comment=”349722″][quote comment=”349534″][quote comment=”349532]…the Twins were considering having corporate sponsorship for their organ…[/quote]
    I’ve tried more than once to get my organ sponsored: no luck.

    (And just hold the jokes about “not hitting all the notes anymore”…)[/quote]

    Metrodome note – Vikings ARE adding their name and possibly sponsorship to the dome roof itself once the Twins season ends and/or next season. Definitely adding sponsors for 2-3 entrance gates. Is that common at other stadiums/arenas (Budweiser Gate vs Gate B)? Have not seen at other stadiums.

    Related but different note – new Twins’ Target Field gates will be numbered after their retired numbers (2, 6, 14, 29, 34…not sure about 42). Interesting idea but Gate 34 will look odd on tickets and signage.[/quote]

    My bad…should be gate 3 not gate 2 at Target Field. Forgive me Harmon…[/quote]
    The only other place with sponsored gates I can think of is Lambeau Field: Miller, Oneida (tribe and/or casino), Verizon, Fleet Farm stores… maybe one or two more.

  • Mark | September 24, 2009 at 12:23 am |

    [quote comment=”349724″][quote comment=”349723″][quote comment=”349722″][quote comment=”349534″][quote comment=”349532]…the Twins were considering having corporate sponsorship for their organ…[/quote]
    I’ve tried more than once to get my organ sponsored: no luck.

    (And just hold the jokes about “not hitting all the notes anymore”…)[/quote]

    Metrodome note – Vikings ARE adding their name and possibly sponsorship to the dome roof itself once the Twins season ends and/or next season. Definitely adding sponsors for 2-3 entrance gates. Is that common at other stadiums/arenas (Budweiser Gate vs Gate B)? Have not seen at other stadiums.

    Related but different note – new Twins’ Target Field gates will be numbered after their retired numbers (2, 6, 14, 29, 34…not sure about 42). Interesting idea but Gate 34 will look odd on tickets and signage.[/quote]

    My bad…should be gate 3 not gate 2 at Target Field. Forgive me Harmon…[/quote]
    The only other place with sponsored gates I can think of is Lambeau Field: Miller, Oneida (tribe and/or casino), Verizon, Fleet Farm stores… maybe one or two more.[/quote]

    Thanks…maybe more common that I thought. Vikes late to the party (again).

  • JTH | September 24, 2009 at 12:27 am |

    [quote comment=”349725″][quote comment=”349724″][quote comment=”349723″][quote comment=”349722″][quote comment=”349534″][quote comment=”349532]…the Twins were considering having corporate sponsorship for their organ…[/quote]
    I’ve tried more than once to get my organ sponsored: no luck.

    (And just hold the jokes about “not hitting all the notes anymore”…)[/quote]

    Metrodome note – Vikings ARE adding their name and possibly sponsorship to the dome roof itself once the Twins season ends and/or next season. Definitely adding sponsors for 2-3 entrance gates. Is that common at other stadiums/arenas (Budweiser Gate vs Gate B)? Have not seen at other stadiums.

    Related but different note – new Twins’ Target Field gates will be numbered after their retired numbers (2, 6, 14, 29, 34…not sure about 42). Interesting idea but Gate 34 will look odd on tickets and signage.[/quote]

    My bad…should be gate 3 not gate 2 at Target Field. Forgive me Harmon…[/quote]
    The only other place with sponsored gates I can think of is Lambeau Field: Miller, Oneida (tribe and/or casino), Verizon, Fleet Farm stores… maybe one or two more.[/quote]

    Thanks…maybe more common that I thought. Vikes late to the party (again).[/quote]
    Oh, and Soldier Field has at least 34 gates. Most of them are no longer in use in the current configuration, but they’re still there.

    Check that. There are at least 35 gates because I know there’s a gate 34 and of course, there’s gate 0 (still in use).

  • Joe Raskin | September 24, 2009 at 12:54 am |

    September 24th is the 40th anniversary of the Mets clinching 1st place in the Eastern Division (thank you, Donn Clendenon, Ed “the Glider” Charles, and Gary Gentry. Bless you, Joe Torre). Because of that, I’m not saying anything bad about this year’s bunch today.

  • Dave H | September 24, 2009 at 1:16 am |

    I hope I haven’t missed someone else pointing this out, but isn’t that soccer player just wearing shin guards? I suppose they are stirrups of a sort, but for a different purpose.

  • adam | September 24, 2009 at 3:45 am |

    Greg,

    While watching pierre garcon (colts) score against the dolphins on monday night, I began to wonder if pierre is the only player to wear the french style C on the back?

    If not, who else?

    Thanks.

  • KB | September 24, 2009 at 4:29 am |

    Regarding the Oregon throwback uniforms:

    I’m sure this event has been planned since summer, but it is also convenient that it occurs while Washington will be on the road in whites.

    What I mean by that is hopefully the folks in Beaverton, OR, will try to remedy the dark sweat boxes on the bellies and shoulders of the UO and UW dark jerseys (are there any other teams that have exhibited the belly box yet?)

    Unless the UO throwbacks will also use the same high-tech material and construction as the 2009 models?