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Monday Morning Uni Watch

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We have a lot to cover today, boys and girls, so let’s get started:

• The Giants continue to have issues with their Reebok logos, which of course amuses me no end. Alas, this is probably the last we’ll see of this particular problem. I can’t divulge all the details, but let’s just say it’s been addressed and shouldn’t happen again. Too bad.

• What are those orange tabs in Mark Sanchez’s helmet? Are those the radio speakers? If so, I’ve never seen them stand out so clearly like that.

• Speaking of helmet radios, Michael Vick didn’t have a green dot yesterday (presumably because he wasn’t always used as a QB, right?).

• And speaking of the Eagles’ radio-equipped helmets, they don’t just have a green dot — they also have an extra i.d. label.

• Braylon Edwards went double-sock-striped for the Browns, and Chris Johnson did likewise for the Titans-as-Oilers. (In a related item, Eric Taylor did the same thing on Saturday for the Edmonton Eskimos.)

• No photo, but I was really surprised to see Tennessee cornerback Ryan Mouton returning punts bare-handed — no gloves! (Not sure if he also went gloveless while playing defense.) As it happens, he fumbled twice, which makes me wonder if he’ll be wearing gloves — or returning punts — next week.

• Similarly, it’s surprising to see Rams TE Daniel Fells going gloveless — and with the old-school tape loops on his fingers to boot!

• Speaking of the Rams, they retired Deacon Jones’s number at halftime yesterday.

• Jeff Fisher looked like he was wearing his big brother’s too-big shirt.

• I don’t know if holding was called on this play, but I hope so.

• Kinda early in the season for the Texans’ annual Halliburton Day uniforms, no?

• Oh, right — this. Frankly, I don’t have a lot to say about it, other than the obvious: It’s a very poor piece of design, and it takes the Seahawks’ inexplicable fascination with that neon-snot tone (which I have never liked — not on the pants, not on the logo eyeball, not on the gloves) to its logical conclusion. In other words, they’ve taken the worst element in a bad identity package and blown it up to its full potential. Congrats!

When Phil, Michael Princip, and I first proposed this design as an April Fool’s joke last spring, it was just a fun prank. We didn’t realize a bunch of idiots in the Seattle front office would take it as some sort of frat-boy dare. This would be flattering if it weren’t so depressing.

Anyway, now that we know the power of a Uni Watch April Fool’s rumor, next year I’ll be sure to propose something more useful, like the Mets ditching the black, or universal single-payer health care, or Guy Fieri developing laryngitis. Promise.

(Thanks to everyone who submitted tips and screen shots, including Bryan Stabbe, Mako Mameli, Max Sellman, Wayne Koehler, Steve Cadger, Chad Todd, and Mat Bernstein.)

Busy Week: On Wednesday, my annual NHL season-preview column will be running on ESPN.com. In addition, I’m going to have a companion column devoted to goalies’ new gear (not just masks, but also pads and blockers) — not sure yet if this bonus column will be running on ESPN or here on the blog. Plus I have a small NFL-related item running on the Page 2 index page right now (scroll down to the lower-left corner).

I’ll post updates here on the blog as things sort themselves out. Stay tuned, etc.

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That’s all I can stand, I can’t stands no more: My Earthlink account had yet another major hiccup on Friday, the two primary results of which are as follows: (1) If you sent me anything between noon-ish on Friday and early Saturday morning, I probably didn’t receive it. And (2) I’m changing e-mail accounts.

So as of right now, Uni Watch’s new e-mail address is uniwatching [at] gmail dot com. All Ticker contributions and other uni-related correspondence should go to that address. I also have a new my personal address: plukas64 [at] gmail dot com (but please don’t use that one for uni-related stuff).

I’m keeping the Earthlink addresses active for a while and am forwarding them to my Gmail account, but please update your address books now. Thanks.

Uni Watch News Ticker: By now I’m sure you’ve all seen the very nice throwbacks that Oregon wore on Saturday. But just in case, there are plenty of photos available here. … Here’s a great shot of the thick memorial armband that the Pirates wore in 1932 in remembrance of team owner Barney Dreyfuss (with thanks to Bruce Menard). … New mask for Brett Johnson (with thanks to Zack Tanner). … Hey, is this the first time Arkansas has worn merit decals? (As spotted by Justin Bates.) … Reprinted from Friday’s comments: First 10 mins. or so of this podcast features Greg Coleman talking about his role as a NFL uni cop. … Steelers will be wearing their throwbacks twice this season. … Unusual scene in the ring on Saturday night, and Vitali Klitschko and Chris Arreola both wore black trunks for their WBC heavyweight title bout. … The Cubs wore that little cub-head patch on their left sleeve for most of the 1960s, but here’s Lou Brock wearing it on his right sleeve — weird (good catch by Matt DeLeon). … Speaking of sleeves, those green sleeve patches worn by college football coaches two days ago were part of a muscular dystrophy initiative. … Small item at the very end of this page indicates that the Cavs will be wearing a 40th-season patch this season (thanks, Vince). … Speaking of the NBA, I was up at their offices on Friday and saw all the new stuff for this season, and some for next season. Lots of interesting things in the works — stay tuned. … Ryan Simmelink has created a new web site called Baseball Backs, in which he creates Photoshopped versions of MLB rear-jersey views. … Some cool old University of New Hampshire sports photos here (with thanks to Tris Wykes). … Good eye by Chris Mangan, who notes that several NHLers are using a new brand of stick — a brand whose name sounds pretty damn good to me. Anyone know more? … Hey, remember how Sheldon Brown wore a Jason mask for pregame intros last week? That’ll cost him (with thanks to Kenny Ocker). … Terry Proctor sent along a nice Ruby’s Sporting Goods ad that ran in the Rochester Amerks program in 1965. … Happy High Heeb Holy Days to those of you who are observing (although if you’re really observing, shouldn’t you be off starving yourself in a corner and contemplating your sins, not reading a sports blog?).

 

244 comments to Monday Morning Uni Watch

  • Kevin | September 28, 2009 at 8:47 am |

    I shed a little tear for Uniwatch when the Seahawks came out in those uniforms. Being a Chicagoan and of course a Bears fan I had to put up with them for an entire four quarters. The guy doing the game (not Dick Stockton) actually said he liked the uniforms. After he said for this I called for his immediate firing by Fox.

  • Chris M | September 28, 2009 at 8:55 am |

    During the Bills/Saints game, after they showed a highlight from the Bears/Seahawks game, one of the announcers made a comment along the lines of “How about those uniforms the Seahawks are wearing?” The other announcer follows that statement up with “Yeah, old school, huh?”

    I died a little inside.

  • Hank | September 28, 2009 at 8:55 am |

    Wow, both ends of the spectrum for unis in the PacNW:

    Oregon – fabulous
    Seahawks – dreadful

  • War Damn Eagle | September 28, 2009 at 8:59 am |

    Houston always breaks out their “Battle Red” jerseys/pants/socks for the home game vs. the Jaguars. It’s nauseating, and they got what they deserved yesterday, 31-24.

  • James Craven | September 28, 2009 at 9:03 am |

    April Fools Joke gone bad with Seahawks. If anyone has a better idea for one next year, contact uniwatcher@gmail.com please.

  • Jeff H. | September 28, 2009 at 9:04 am |

    From Peter King…
    Not the best look for Jeff Fisher, that sky-blue long-sleeve thing designed to approximate what the Houston Oilers once wore. I guarantee you Bum Phillips never wore that interesting piece of material someone made Fisher wear. It looked like what a girl would wear as a nightie to a high school sleepover.

  • SpartyCuse | September 28, 2009 at 9:05 am |

    Paul – the goalie mask is BRENT, not Brett Johnson.

  • not Osama | September 28, 2009 at 9:09 am |

    Yes those orange things are the radio speaker devices in the helmets.

  • leon | September 28, 2009 at 9:09 am |

    Can someone explain why the arkansas merit decals are crucifixes?

  • Adam | September 28, 2009 at 9:15 am |

    If you check out the highlights of the Bears-SheHawks game on NFL.com you can clearly hear someone say “Those are nice jerseys”. The whole Seattle organization has some serious fasting to do after the atrocities they released upon the world yesterday

  • Hank | September 28, 2009 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”350575″]Can someone explain why the arkansas merit decals are crucifixes?[/quote]
    It is a sledgehammer. The just added it this year. Scroll to bottom of this page: http://www.hogdb.com...

  • SRedman | September 28, 2009 at 9:18 am |

    I was down near the field for the start of the Iowa State vs. Army game and noticed that the muscular dystrophy patches were actually stickers that the coaches for ISU stuck on their sleeves. Sorry I didn’t get a picture.

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    ok…saw the hawks in enough replays to form an opinion…i still don’t like it (and i tried to keep as open a mind as possible)…maybe it was because the game was played in bright sunshine (making the green glare difficult to handle; once the game became played in partial shade, it was a little more tolerable, but it was made even worse when a seahawk would run from shade (where the camera apertures were open further) into bright sun, making them particularly bright…and even harder to view

    perhaps if the game had been overcast or at night, my first impressions would have been better

    as far as the uni design…im NOT a fan of the epaulettes seattle uses…especially on the neon green…simply removing them and making the jersey all green would have been an improvement

    like so

    i also think the uni would have been improved with white pants, instead of having the bottom half look like a leotard

    voila

    i think that either (or both) of those would be a big improvement and make the alternate much more palatable

    but hey, that’s just me…YMMV

  • M.Princip | September 28, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    Pretty much what I said in the April Fools ‘green jersey’ joke is how I feel. Not good! I mean, I love the fact that they did something quite different here, however, the end result was very poor design.

    Adding insult to injury, the players jerseys matched the cheerleaders(Seagals) green jerseys. If that wasn’t bad enough, they lost the game. If there’s any consolation, at least they looked somewhat respectable, considering they were playing with so many key players injured. However, they were at home. ;o(

    Let’s hope they don’t do ‘green day’ again anytime soon, at least until they get their shit together on the playing field. Then, they can at least boast about the fact that you just got bitch slapped by a football team wearing sprightly frolicsome jerseys.

  • We Got Ns In The Backfield | September 28, 2009 at 9:27 am |

    The Seahawks will only take the snot green fascination to its logical conclusion when they wear that jersey with matching pants.

  • Hank | September 28, 2009 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”350579″]…especially on the neon green…simply removing them and making the jersey all green would have been an improvement

    like so

    i also think the uni would have been improved with white pants, instead of having the bottom half look like a leotard

    voila

    i think that either (or both) of those would be a big improvement and make the alternate much more palatable

    but hey, that’s just me…YMMV[/quote]

    The only improvement is to bury those jerseys in a landfill, post haste. I liked the neon green as an accent on the regular uni.

  • morgan | September 28, 2009 at 9:29 am |

    I don’t know much about the new Brooklynite hockeysticks, but I did poke around on their website to find out that the company is headquartered in… Staten Island.

  • The Jeff | September 28, 2009 at 9:34 am |

    Talk about “No Fun League”. The players wearing multiple sock stripes and pants that are cut off above the knee? That’s even uglier than the no-white-sock thing that Nnamdi Asomugha and a few other players insist on doing. If the league wants to start throwing out fines, that’s who they need to go after, not the guy wearing a mask before the game. I mean, come on now.

  • War Damn Eagle | September 28, 2009 at 9:36 am |

    Peter King should be banned from commenting on unis: He hates the Jets throwbacks, the AFL refs unis, and kinda liked the snot green Seahawks alts? 0 for 3, Peter.

    —–

    d. Awful, awful, awful Jets’ throwbacks. The only thing worse on the Giants Stadium field Sunday was the officials’ garb. I believed I said the old AFL officials’ unis made the men in stripes look like creamsicles when these things debuted in the opening Monday-nighter at Foxboro. Ditto.

    e. Re the Seattle shock-green uniforms, which are to the eyes what a triple-espresso is to the heart rate: I didn’t hate them as much as I thought I would.

  • leon | September 28, 2009 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”350577″][quote comment=”350575″]Can someone explain why the arkansas merit decals are crucifixes?[/quote]
    It is a sledgehammer. The just added it this year. Scroll to bottom of this page: http://www.hogdb.com...

    Thank you
    Can someone explain why the arkansas merit decals are sledgehammers?

  • leon | September 28, 2009 at 9:41 am |

    Not exactly Einsteinian, but the common thread i’ve noticed between the unis that are getting slammed and the teams wearing them is that they lost. could it be that their opponents shit-eating grins intimidated them?

  • Tom | September 28, 2009 at 9:50 am |

    As an avid Bear fan I watched the game against the Seahawks in the lime green. Suprisingly, I found the lime green to be less offensive than I thought. Make no mistake, its heinous and should be relegated to the dust bin of history, but a few interesting things did come out.

    1. The use of the lime was minimalized. There were mockups that had lime pants and lime sleeves, given how much the Seahawks apparently like this color it could have been a hell of a lot worse.

    2. You can see it well in this picture, http://www.nfl.com/p..., that Seattle used Navy for the sleeves AND the pants. Something I had not seen before. It begs the question: What if the Seahawks created a NAVY jersey with lighter sleeves and wore THAT. Either with the lighter blue or white pants. That would banish the monocrome look but enable them to wear whatever pants they wanted.

  • The Jeff | September 28, 2009 at 9:51 am |

    [quote comment=”350585″]Peter King should be banned from commenting on unis: He hates the Jets throwbacks, the AFL refs unis, and kinda liked the snot green Seahawks alts? 0 for 3, Peter.

    —–

    d. Awful, awful, awful Jets’ throwbacks. The only thing worse on the Giants Stadium field Sunday was the officials’ garb. I believed I said the old AFL officials’ unis made the men in stripes look like creamsicles when these things debuted in the opening Monday-nighter at Foxboro. Ditto.

    e. Re the Seattle shock-green uniforms, which are to the eyes what a triple-espresso is to the heart rate: I didn’t hate them as much as I thought I would.[/quote]

    No, he’s right, the NY Titans uniforms are pretty ugly. They’re using about the worst shade of gold imaginable, and the numbers are in dire need of a white outline. Throw in the lack of white trim on the helmet and lack of logo… and they look like a low budget high school team. There’s a reason they changed colors when they changed names.

  • Hott Rodd | September 28, 2009 at 9:53 am |

    Wow.. and i thought the color I had to paint my bedroom was a lot of green. Those Seahawk jerseys are outta this world!(in a bad way)

  • Scott Davis | September 28, 2009 at 9:59 am |

    Anyone with any photoshopping skills care to chroma-key a better color onto the snot green jerseys? I took it as a green screen challenge from the front office in Seattle.

  • Tom | September 28, 2009 at 10:03 am |

    What was with Dallas Clark’s helmet? Is that a new model or just something custom.

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

  • bigo | September 28, 2009 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”350579″]ok…saw the hawks in enough replays to form an opinion…i still don’t like it (and i tried to keep as open a mind as possible)…maybe it was because the game was played in bright sunshine (making the green glare difficult to handle; once the game became played in partial shade, it was a little more tolerable, but it was made even worse when a seahawk would run from shade (where the camera apertures were open further) into bright sun, making them particularly bright…and even harder to view

    perhaps if the game had been overcast or at night, my first impressions would have been better

    as far as the uni design…im NOT a fan of the epaulettes seattle uses…especially on the neon green…simply removing them and making the jersey all green would have been an improvement

    like so

    i also think the uni would have been improved with white pants, instead of having the bottom half look like a leotard

    voila

    i think that either (or both) of those would be a big improvement and make the alternate much more palatable

    but hey, that’s just me…YMMV[/quote]

    I think the blue sleeves and pants looked good together but I think they should of gone with white tall socks to not have that leotard look. In actuality the white pants could have made the whole outfit seem brighter, If that was even possible.

  • Eagles-88 | September 28, 2009 at 10:05 am |

    I think the labeling on the Eagles’ QB helmets has to do with their rather unique situation involving Vick. Since Vick takes the field as both a QB, and a non-QB, they likely need 2 helmets per QB. If, for example, Vick went under center with Kolb split out wide, Kolb would have to wear his back-up helmet.

    The green dots obviously differentiate between the helmets, but one could imagine a scenario in which, in the heat of the moment, Vick goes to switch helmets and picks up Kolb’s. So I guess the only surefire way to prevent this is to clearly label the helmets by player name.

  • Mark | September 28, 2009 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”350579″]ok…

    as far as the uni design…im NOT a fan of the epaulettes seattle uses…especially on the neon green…simply removing them and making the jersey all green would have been an improvement

    like so

    i also think the uni would have been improved with white pants, instead of having the bottom half look like a leotard

    voila

    i think that either (or both) of those would be a big improvement and make the alternate much more palatable

    but hey, that’s just me…YMMV[/quote]

    They remind me of an old WFL (yes WFL) team uni, especially with the white pants. Can’t remember which team though. Anyone recall? (and this isn’t to defend the unis…this is not intended as a compliment).

  • brian | September 28, 2009 at 10:05 am |

    As a life long Seahawks fan, I was dreading the lime green unis. But after looking at them, I actually like them. I can’t believe I am saying this, but they look kinda cool. However, they should have been paired with the white pants. If the ‘hawks dropped the dreaded monocrhome blue look (which i never liked) and went with the lime green tops and the white pants at home, I’d be happy with that.

  • bourbon soaked idiot | September 28, 2009 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”350589″][quote comment=”350585″]Peter King should be banned from commenting on unis: He hates the Jets throwbacks, the AFL refs unis, and kinda liked the snot green Seahawks alts? 0 for 3, Peter.

    —–

    d. Awful, awful, awful Jets’ throwbacks. The only thing worse on the Giants Stadium field Sunday was the officials’ garb. I believed I said the old AFL officials’ unis made the men in stripes look like creamsicles when these things debuted in the opening Monday-nighter at Foxboro. Ditto.

    e. Re the Seattle shock-green uniforms, which are to the eyes what a triple-espresso is to the heart rate: I didn’t hate them as much as I thought I would.[/quote]

    No, he’s right, the NY Titans uniforms are pretty ugly. They’re using about the worst shade of gold imaginable, and the numbers are in dire need of a white outline. Throw in the lack of white trim on the helmet and lack of logo… and they look like a low budget high school team. There’s a reason they changed colors when they changed names.[/quote]

    Plus the Jets are known as Gang Green, they SHOULDN’T be wearing that ugly blue and gold. Save blue for the Giants. I hate those NY Titans uniforms so much.

  • The Jeff | September 28, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”350591″]Anyone with any photoshopping skills care to chroma-key a better color onto the snot green jerseys? I took it as a green screen challenge from the front office in Seattle.[/quote]

    http://img340.images...

    That work, or you want darker?

  • Leaky | September 28, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    Irony of the Seahawks glow in the dark green jerseys is that the overall design (silhouette) is sharp. The sleeves have a tie into the helmet, the number fonts are tight and the collar treatment is fine. Color is a huge factor.

    Of course the Seahawks were not the first teams to feature glow in the dark primary colors:

    Greenville Groove
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Orlando Thunder
    http://www.humboldt....

    And these were not alternates.

  • Teebz | September 28, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”350583″]I don’t know much about the new Brooklynite hockeysticks, but I did poke around on their website to find out that the company is headquartered in… Staten Island.[/quote]

    They are an upstart hockey equipment manufacturer. They really have nothing to speak of at this time that would set them aside from the competition, but they used to be exclusively an inline hockey stick manufacturer. Lasse Kukkonen is their only “pro” contract right now, but it appears others are trying out their gear.

    Honestly, they make lightweight sticks and a few pairs of gloves. For the price they charge for their sticks, you’ll be much lighter in the pocketbook too.

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”350595″][quote comment=”350579″]ok…

    as far as the uni design…im NOT a fan of the epaulettes seattle uses…especially on the neon green…simply removing them and making the jersey all green would have been an improvement

    like so

    i also think the uni would have been improved with white pants, instead of having the bottom half look like a leotard

    voila

    i think that either (or both) of those would be a big improvement and make the alternate much more palatable

    but hey, that’s just me…YMMV[/quote]

    They remind me of an old WFL (yes WFL) team uni, especially with the white pants. Can’t remember which team though. Anyone recall? (and this isn’t to defend the unis…this is not intended as a compliment).[/quote]

    were you perhaps thinking of the WLAF orlando thunder?

  • Kek | September 28, 2009 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”350585″]Peter King should be banned from commenting on unis: He hates the Jets throwbacks, the AFL refs unis, and kinda liked the snot green Seahawks alts? 0 for 3, Peter.

    —–

    d. Awful, awful, awful Jets’ throwbacks. The only thing worse on the Giants Stadium field Sunday was the officials’ garb. I believed I said the old AFL officials’ unis made the men in stripes look like creamsicles when these things debuted in the opening Monday-nighter at Foxboro. Ditto.

    e. Re the Seattle shock-green uniforms, which are to the eyes what a triple-espresso is to the heart rate: I didn’t hate them as much as I thought I would.[/quote]
    Peter King should be banned from writing, if that’s what you want to call it, about the NFL in general.

  • JTH | September 28, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”350580″]Adding insult to injury, the players jerseys matched the cheerleaders(Seagals) green jerseys. [/quote]
    That’s a look I can definitely get behind.

  • John Zajac | September 28, 2009 at 10:23 am |

    And speaking of the Eagles’ radio-equipped helmets, they don’t just have a green dot — they also have an extra i.d. label.

    I thought that was old news from back in January…
    http://img247.images...

    Though it’s kind of interesting that Garcia’s helmet says primary coach unlike McNabb’s

  • Kek | September 28, 2009 at 10:26 am |

    Since the uniwatch april fools joke to reality record is 1-0 can I propose the 2010 piece being about Pitt returning to the script? I’ll write the post and do all the photoshops!!!!

  • War Damn Eagle | September 28, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”350599″]Irony of the Seahawks glow in the dark green jerseys is that the overall design (silhouette) is sharp. The sleeves have a tie into the helmet, the number fonts are tight and the collar treatment is fine. Color is a huge factor.

    Of course the Seahawks were not the first teams to feature glow in the dark primary colors:

    Greenville Groove
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Orlando Thunder
    http://www.humboldt....

    And these were not alternates.[/quote]

    He’s right. This is all I could think of when I saw those Seahawks jerseys. Bush league. It’s no wonder that they lost yesterday.

    http://cdn.faniq.com...

  • JTH | September 28, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    Braylon Edwards went double-sock-striped for the Browns, and Chris Johnson did likewise for the Titans-as-Oilers. (In a related item, Eric Taylor did the same thing on Saturday for the Edmonton Eskimos.)

    Perhaps even more notable: a single-stripéd Devin Hester.

  • Dank | September 28, 2009 at 10:29 am |

    I watched a Oregon-Cal game and liked both unis, maybe the end of the world is near.

    I watched a Seahawks game with uniforms so hideous…..maybe the end of the world is near.

    I watched Brett Favre lead the VIKINGS to a last second win……maybe the end of the world is near.

    PS, I like the NY Titan unis.

  • The Jeff | September 28, 2009 at 10:30 am |

    Ok, can we please stop posting Orlando Thunder pics? We know, it’s the most obvious comparison. Knock it off.

  • leon | September 28, 2009 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”350594″]I think the labeling on the Eagles’ QB helmets has to do with their rather unique situation involving Vick. Since Vick takes the field as both a QB, and a non-QB, they likely need 2 helmets per QB. If, for example, Vick went under center with Kolb split out wide, Kolb would have to wear his back-up helmet.

    The green dots obviously differentiate between the helmets, but one could imagine a scenario in which, in the heat of the moment, Vick goes to switch helmets and picks up Kolb’s. So I guess the only surefire way to prevent this is to clearly label the helmets by player name.[/quote]

    Or number.

  • JTH | September 28, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”350609″]Ok, can we please stop posting Orlando Thunder pics? We know, it’s the most obvious comparison. Knock it off.[/quote]
    Is this any better?

    Ah, screw it.

  • The Jeff | September 28, 2009 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”350611″][quote comment=”350609″]Ok, can we please stop posting Orlando Thunder pics? We know, it’s the most obvious comparison. Knock it off.[/quote]
    Is this any better?

    Ah, screw it.[/quote]

    (Eric Cartman)
    …hate…you…guys.
    (/Eric Cartman)

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”350611″][quote comment=”350609″]Ok, can we please stop posting Orlando Thunder pics? We know, it’s the most obvious comparison. Knock it off.[/quote]
    Is this any better?

    Ah, screw it.[/quote]

    there’s always this, then

  • JTH | September 28, 2009 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”350613″][quote comment=”350611″][quote comment=”350609″]Ok, can we please stop posting Orlando Thunder pics? We know, it’s the most obvious comparison. Knock it off.[/quote]
    Is this any better?

    Ah, screw it.[/quote]

    there’s always this, then[/quote]
    The insane thing is that I actually like the Thunder and Redwoods looks better than what the Seahawks wore yesterday. The white helmet and pants really help.

  • M.Princip | September 28, 2009 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”350613″][quote comment=”350611″][quote comment=”350609″]Ok, can we please stop posting Orlando Thunder pics? We know, it’s the most obvious comparison. Knock it off.[/quote]
    Is this any better?

    Ah, screw it.[/quote]

    there’s always this, then[/quote]

    Remember, all of those examples feature white helmet/white pants. The Seahawks were at least original in their atrocity with blue helmet, and ……..uhhhhhh dark navy blue pants.

    Oh and come on those Orlando Thuder uniforms were atrocious mainly because they were supported by that sad excuse of a logo, fuckin’ clip art thunder clouds.

  • JTH | September 28, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”350615″]
    Oh and come on those Orlando Thuder uniforms were atrocious mainly because they were supported by that sad excuse of a logo, fuckin’ clip art thunder clouds.[/quote]
    Aye. The logo was brutal. But from a distance, those do look better.

  • JimV19 | September 28, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”350579″]ok…saw the hawks in enough replays to form an opinion…i still don’t like it (and i tried to keep as open a mind as possible)…maybe it was because the game was played in bright sunshine (making the green glare difficult to handle; once the game became played in partial shade, it was a little more tolerable, but it was made even worse when a seahawk would run from shade (where the camera apertures were open further) into bright sun, making them particularly bright…and even harder to view

    perhaps if the game had been overcast or at night, my first impressions would have been better

    as far as the uni design…im NOT a fan of the epaulettes seattle uses…especially on the neon green…simply removing them and making the jersey all green would have been an improvement

    like so

    i also think the uni would have been improved with white pants, instead of having the bottom half look like a leotard

    voila

    i think that either (or both) of those would be a big improvement and make the alternate much more palatable

    but hey, that’s just me…YMMV[/quote]

    Well, this is just me – I liked them. No, they weren’t perfect, but overall I liked them. The worst part was the shiny blue pants. That’s what really made them look like a less atrractive version of the cheerleaders. If they went with matte pants and blue numbers, they would have looked better in the sunlight.

    I love the epaulettes. It’s one of the reasons I accepted the unis so much when they were introduced in ’02. If you removed them, they’d look even more like the Orlando Thunder.

    I do agree that game would have looked better on an overcast day. That’s why I hope this isn’t a one-and-done design.

  • Mark | September 28, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”350601″][quote comment=”350595″][quote comment=”350579″]ok…

    as far as the uni design…im NOT a fan of the epaulettes seattle uses…especially on the neon green…simply removing them and making the jersey all green would have been an improvement

    like so

    i also think the uni would have been improved with white pants, instead of having the bottom half look like a leotard

    voila

    i think that either (or both) of those would be a big improvement and make the alternate much more palatable

    but hey, that’s just me…YMMV[/quote]

    They remind me of an old WFL (yes WFL) team uni, especially with the white pants. Can’t remember which team though. Anyone recall? (and this isn’t to defend the unis…this is not intended as a compliment).[/quote]

    were you perhaps thinking of the WLAF orlando thunder?[/quote]

    Good call on WAFL but there was also a WFL “separated at birth” – Portland Storm. Virtually twins except for jersey and pants stripes. Also scroll down to see the later Portland Thunder – similar with darker green.

    “http://www.oursportscentral.com/uniforms/wflunis.html”

    Bush league indeed.

  • JTH | September 28, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”350617″]Well, this is just me – I liked them. [/quote]
    Shocking revelation of the century.
    ;)

  • Mark | September 28, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”350618″][quote comment=”350601″][quote comment=”350595″][quote comment=”350579″]ok…

    as far as the uni design…im NOT a fan of the epaulettes seattle uses…especially on the neon green…simply removing them and making the jersey all green would have been an improvement

    like so

    i also think the uni would have been improved with white pants, instead of having the bottom half look like a leotard

    voila

    i think that either (or both) of those would be a big improvement and make the alternate much more palatable

    but hey, that’s just me…YMMV[/quote]

    They remind me of an old WFL (yes WFL) team uni, especially with the white pants. Can’t remember which team though. Anyone recall? (and this isn’t to defend the unis…this is not intended as a compliment).[/quote]

    were you perhaps thinking of the WLAF orlando thunder?[/quote]

    Good call on WAFL but there was also a WFL “separated at birth” – Portland Storm. Virtually twins except for jersey and pants stripes. Also scroll down to see the later Portland Thunder – similar with darker green.

    “http://www.oursportscentral.com/uniforms/wflunis.html”

    Bush league indeed.[/quote]

    Sorry…my bad

    http://www.oursports...

  • Flip | September 28, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    Enjoyed the Colts-Cardinals game last night. Great helmets on both teams.

    Regarding the Seahawks jerseys, I look at it like this: Would I be embarrassed to put them on. No. There are plenty that fall into that camp in all leagues. But in the NFL, Cincinnati, Buffalo and Atlanta come to mind. (And all have great combos in their past.)

    The Seahawks’ tried something new and guess what? It worked!

  • Mark | September 28, 2009 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=”350616″][quote comment=”350615″]
    Oh and come on those Orlando Thuder uniforms were atrocious mainly because they were supported by that sad excuse of a logo, fuckin’ clip art thunder clouds.[/quote]
    Aye. The logo was brutal. But from a distance, those do look better.[/quote]

    How far? Saturn perhaps. Nope. Still cheap, horrible clip art.

    As a former graphic designer, the use of clip art as the identity for a “professional” team of any kind is particularly offensive. It always amazes me that a team will spend millions/billions on players, facilities, etc. and go cheap on the logo, the most identifiable element of their brand.

    Stepping down from soapbox…

  • JimV19 | September 28, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”350618″][quote comment=”350601″][quote comment=”350595″][quote comment=”350579″]ok…

    as far as the uni design…im NOT a fan of the epaulettes seattle uses…especially on the neon green…simply removing them and making the jersey all green would have been an improvement

    like so

    i also think the uni would have been improved with white pants, instead of having the bottom half look like a leotard

    voila

    i think that either (or both) of those would be a big improvement and make the alternate much more palatable

    but hey, that’s just me…YMMV[/quote]

    They remind me of an old WFL (yes WFL) team uni, especially with the white pants. Can’t remember which team though. Anyone recall? (and this isn’t to defend the unis…this is not intended as a compliment).[/quote]

    were you perhaps thinking of the WLAF orlando thunder?[/quote]

    Good call on WAFL but there was also a WFL “separated at birth” – Portland Storm. Virtually twins except for jersey and pants stripes. Also scroll down to see the later Portland Thunder – similar with darker green.

    “http://www.oursportscentral.com/uniforms/wflunis.html”

    Bush league indeed.[/quote]

    Not only was there the Portland Thunder, http://www.oursports...

    There was the Portland Storm http://www.oursports...

    So really, the ‘Hawks weren’t doing something that new.

    Now if the Eagles went neon…

    And no, I don’t want to see the Jets or Packers go to this shade. I have my limits.

  • The Jeff | September 28, 2009 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”350622″][quote comment=”350616″][quote comment=”350615″]
    Oh and come on those Orlando Thuder uniforms were atrocious mainly because they were supported by that sad excuse of a logo, fuckin’ clip art thunder clouds.[/quote]
    Aye. The logo was brutal. But from a distance, those do look better.[/quote]

    How far? Saturn perhaps. Nope. Still cheap, horrible clip art.

    As a former graphic designer, the use of clip art as the identity for a “professional” team of any kind is particularly offensive. It always amazes me that a team will spend millions/billions on players, facilities, etc. and go cheap on the logo, the most identifiable element of their brand.

    Stepping down from soapbox…[/quote]

    I don’t know, clip art or not, I think clouds and lightning are a better logo for “Thunder” than a hammer and norse mythology.

  • leon | September 28, 2009 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”350605″]Since the uniwatch april fools joke to reality record is 1-0 can I propose the 2010 piece being about Pitt returning to the script? I’ll write the post and do all the photoshops!!!![/quote]

    Daniel Snyder is forced to sell the Redskins (to pay off scientology-related debts) to someone who has a clue. Also, (To keep it uni-related) the new owner changes the nickname. UniWatch readers savagely attack/passionately stroke suggestions for that new nickname, as well as color schemes, number fonts, striping, piping, sweat boxes, helmet paint, sublimated stockings,etc., providing fodder for months. But can it be done before April 1? (Like, this week)?

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”350618″]Good call on WAFL but there was also a WFL “separated at birth” – Portland Storm. Virtually twins except for jersey and pants stripes. Also scroll down to see the later Portland Thunder – similar with darker green.

    http://www.oursports...

    Bush league indeed.[/quote]

    wow…great call on the storm…totally forgot about them…for some reason i was under the impression they only wore white jerseys and that mockup was just that…

    alas, i wuz wrong (again)

  • JTH | September 28, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”350623″]Now if the Eagles went neon…[/quote]
    Whaddaya mean by “if”?

  • JimV19 | September 28, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”350619″][quote comment=”350617″]Well, this is just me – I liked them. [/quote]
    Shocking revelation of the century.
    ;)[/quote]

    I try not to disappoint.

    At least I don’t let my tastes cloud my judgment on the Sunday Top 5 lists…much…

  • JimV19 | September 28, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”350627″][quote comment=”350623″]Now if the Eagles went neon…[/quote]
    Whaddaya mean by “if”?[/quote]

    Wow, even I didn’t like those…

  • Mark | September 28, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”350626″][quote comment=”350618″]Good call on WAFL but there was also a WFL “separated at birth” – Portland Storm. Virtually twins except for jersey and pants stripes. Also scroll down to see the later Portland Thunder – similar with darker green.

    http://www.oursports...

    Bush league indeed.[/quote]

    wow…great call on the storm…totally forgot about them…for some reason i was under the impression they only wore white jerseys and that mockup was just that…

    alas, i wuz wrong (again)[/quote]

    LOL. “Wrong” is so relative in this context.

  • rhdii | September 28, 2009 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”350579″]ok…saw the hawks in enough replays to form an opinion…i still don’t like it (and i tried to keep as open a mind as possible)…maybe it was because the game was played in bright sunshine (making the green glare difficult to handle; once the game became played in partial shade, it was a little more tolerable, but it was made even worse when a seahawk would run from shade (where the camera apertures were open further) into bright sun, making them particularly bright…and even harder to view

    perhaps if the game had been overcast or at night, my first impressions would have been better

    as far as the uni design…im NOT a fan of the epaulettes seattle uses…especially on the neon green…simply removing them and making the jersey all green would have been an improvement

    like so

    i also think the uni would have been improved with white pants, instead of having the bottom half look like a leotard

    voila

    i think that either (or both) of those would be a big improvement and make the alternate much more palatable

    but hey, that’s just me…YMMV[/quote]

    I’m a traditionalist when it comes to uniforms but I don’t think everyone has to look like Penn St. It’s OK for some teams to experiment with interesting colors and patterns and the Seahawks are one of those teams. If it were the Steelers or Bears I’d have an issue with it.

    I was prepared to hate the lime green but I have to say I liked it. But I do agree it would’ve been better with white pants and solid sleeves.

  • JimV19 | September 28, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    I’m not suggesting the Seahwaks try this next – I’m just curious. What if they wore a neon green jersey with their old unis? It’s worth a look.

  • JimV19 | September 28, 2009 at 11:18 am |

    “No photo, but I was really surprised to see Tennessee cornerback Ryan Mouton returning punts bare-handed — no gloves! (Not sure if he also went gloveless while playing defense.) As it happens, he fumbled twice, which makes me wonder if he’ll be wearing gloves — or returning punts — next week.”

    This reminds me – I didn’t see the Steelers game. Anyone know if Limas Sweed was wearing gloves? More importanly, anyone know of a team who would like Limas Sweed?

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”350630″][quote comment=”350626″][quote comment=”350618″]Good call on WAFL but there was also a WFL “separated at birth” – Portland Storm. Virtually twins except for jersey and pants stripes. Also scroll down to see the later Portland Thunder – similar with darker green.

    http://www.oursports...

    Bush league indeed.[/quote]

    wow…great call on the storm…totally forgot about them…for some reason i was under the impression they only wore white jerseys and that mockup was just that…

    alas, i wuz wrong (again)[/quote]

    LOL. “Wrong” is so relative in this context.[/quote]

    good lord…here’s a actual jersey … and the philly tag to boot

    now…there’s no close up on that index card, and im not sure there was a “00” on the storm roster…so i have no idea how authentic that is…but still

  • mike | September 28, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”350592″]What was with Dallas Clark’s helmet? Is that a new model or just something custom.

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    Pics come up with Larry Fitzgerald in bicycle pants….a whole other problem. I noticed Clark’s helmet during pre-game warmups as well and couldn’t tell what was going on there…

  • Kerry P | September 28, 2009 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”350568″]During the Bills/Saints game, after they showed a highlight from the Bears/Seahawks game, one of the announcers made a comment along the lines of “How about those uniforms the Seahawks are wearing?” The other announcer follows that statement up with “Yeah, old school, huh?”

    I died a little inside.[/quote]
    Yeah, I caught that too. WTF was he talking about, “Old school?”

  • Kek | September 28, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”350633″]”No photo, but I was really surprised to see Tennessee cornerback Ryan Mouton returning punts bare-handed — no gloves! (Not sure if he also went gloveless while playing defense.) As it happens, he fumbled twice, which makes me wonder if he’ll be wearing gloves — or returning punts — next week.”

    This reminds me – I didn’t see the Steelers game. Anyone know if Limas Sweed was wearing gloves? More importanly, anyone know of a team who would like Limas Sweed?[/quote]
    Starting to look more and more like Sweed and Mendenhall are draft busts. No more chances for Sweed, Mike Wallace is playing much better, he should get all those reps. When they go four-wide, put someone else out there.

    I know the Lions had to win eventually, but come Redskins, have a little pride, especially when I pick you to win in my knockout pool!

  • Kerry P | September 28, 2009 at 11:31 am |

    Seriously people, you can’t expect the Seahawks to be outdone by the OTHER Seattle football team. Can you?

  • Ray | September 28, 2009 at 11:31 am |

    Did anyone else see Iowa with some sticker on the top right side of their helmets against Penn State on Saturday? What was that for?

  • M.Princip | September 28, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”350632″]I’m not suggesting the Seahwaks try this next – I’m just curious. What if they wore a neon green jersey with their old unis? It’s worth a look.[/quote]

    No, it’s not.

  • JimV19 | September 28, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”350634″][quote comment=”350630″][quote comment=”350626″][quote comment=”350618″]Good call on WAFL but there was also a WFL “separated at birth” – Portland Storm. Virtually twins except for jersey and pants stripes. Also scroll down to see the later Portland Thunder – similar with darker green.

    http://www.oursports...

    Bush league indeed.[/quote]

    wow…great call on the storm…totally forgot about them…for some reason i was under the impression they only wore white jerseys and that mockup was just that…

    alas, i wuz wrong (again)[/quote]

    LOL. “Wrong” is so relative in this context.[/quote]

    good lord…here’s a actual jersey … and the philly tag to boot

    now…there’s no close up on that index card, and im not sure there was a “00” on the storm roster…so i have no idea how authentic that is…but still[/quote]

    Can’t see the number clearly enough, but this could be an action shot of him: http://www.miniature...

  • M.Princip | September 28, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”350638″]Seriously people, you can’t expect the Seahawks to be outdone by the OTHER Seattle football team. Can you?[/quote]

    In my opinion, you can’t compare this to what the Seahawks wore yesterday, because the Sounders make this look good with all of the other design elements involved; i.e. equipment, trim details, color combinations, different sport, etc.

  • Maks | September 28, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    i was watching TV and this came up: http://twitpic.com/j...

    WTH… trademark rules apply in captioning too? come on.. (slaps forehead)

  • mike | September 28, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”350639″]Did anyone else see Iowa with some sticker on the top right side of their helmets against Penn State on Saturday? What was that for?[/quote]

    looks like this…

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

  • Hank | September 28, 2009 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”350635″][quote comment=”350592″]What was with Dallas Clark’s helmet? Is that a new model or just something custom.

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    Pics come up with Larry Fitzgerald in bicycle pants….a whole other problem. I noticed Clark’s helmet during pre-game warmups as well and couldn’t tell what was going on there…[/quote]

    All I see is the elongaged side of the helmet to protect the jaw. What makes it stand out is his facemask is only attached to the the upper part of the helmet. The Cardinal tackling him appears to have the same style helmet with the facemask attached to the lower part.

  • mike | September 28, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”350645″][quote comment=”350635″][quote comment=”350592″]What was with Dallas Clark’s helmet? Is that a new model or just something custom.

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    Pics come up with Larry Fitzgerald in bicycle pants….a whole other problem. I noticed Clark’s helmet during pre-game warmups as well and couldn’t tell what was going on there…[/quote]

    All I see is the elongaged side of the helmet to protect the jaw. What makes it stand out is his facemask is only attached to the the upper part of the helmet. The Cardinal tackling him appears to have the same style helmet with the facemask attached to the lower part.[/quote]

    Yeh, maybe it is just the longer jawline….

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

  • JimV19 | September 28, 2009 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”350639″]Did anyone else see Iowa with some sticker on the top right side of their helmets against Penn State on Saturday? What was that for?[/quote]

    “ANF,” for “America Needs Farmers.” I coulda sworn that was on Paul’s FAQ page, but I just looked and didn’t see it.

  • Tom | September 28, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=\”350645\”][quote comment=\”350635\”][quote comment=\”350592\”]What was with Dallas Clark\’s helmet? Is that a new model or just something custom.

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    Pics come up with Larry Fitzgerald in bicycle pants….a whole other problem. I noticed Clark\’s helmet during pre-game warmups as well and couldn\’t tell what was going on there…[/quote]

    All I see is the elongaged side of the helmet to protect the jaw. What makes it stand out is his facemask is only attached to the the upper part of the helmet. The Cardinal tackling him appears to have the same style helmet with the facemask attached to the lower part.[/quote]

    There’s also something going on with the vents. They look kinda like the Riddle Revolution vents, but only on the back of the helmet.

  • anotherguy | September 28, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”350644″]
    looks like this…

    http://news.yahoo.co...
    This is their “America Needs Farmers” sticker. They started wearing that at least ten years ago.

    Odd placement though.

  • The Jeff | September 28, 2009 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”350632″]I’m not suggesting the Seahwaks try this next – I’m just curious. What if they wore a neon green jersey with their old unis? It’s worth a look.[/quote]

    If you insist….

    http://img80.imagesh...

  • anotherguy | September 28, 2009 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”350636″]Yeah, I caught that too. WTF was he talking about, “Old school?”[/quote]
    Early morning football commentary on the radio today in Chicago: former Bear says he did some analysis of the game “after I finished icing down my retinas from looking at those uniforms for three hours”. :-))

  • Jim Bullard | September 28, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”350579″]ok…saw the hawks in enough replays to form an opinion…i still don’t like it (and i tried to keep as open a mind as possible)…maybe it was because the game was played in bright sunshine (making the green glare difficult to handle; once the game became played in partial shade, it was a little more tolerable, but it was made even worse when a seahawk would run from shade (where the camera apertures were open further) into bright sun, making them particularly bright…and even harder to view

    perhaps if the game had been overcast or at night, my first impressions would have been better

    as far as the uni design…im NOT a fan of the epaulettes seattle uses…especially on the neon green…simply removing them and making the jersey all green would have been an improvement

    like so

    i also think the uni would have been improved with white pants, instead of having the bottom half look like a leotard

    voila

    i think that either (or both) of those would be a big improvement and make the alternate much more palatable

    but hey, that’s just me…YMMV[/quote]

    I agree with Phil’s suggestions. The neon green jerseys didn’t offend me nearly as bad as I thought they would, but there was just something about them that didn’t work (besides being an outrageous color).

    The entire design looked forced. Perhaps ironically, the design looked like someone from the organization had seen a uniwatch member’s photoshop version of a green jersey and simply replicated that to a tee, which, in agreement with Paul is simply bad design. I’m having a hard time explaining it, but it simply didn’t blend well with the rest of the uniform. It stood out too much, as though they quickly put a green vest on top of their current blue look.

    I like the neon green as an accent to the helmet, pants, gloves, and shoes, I think its very sharp and unique. Maybe if they make use of Phil’s suggestions the green could work, but as is, nope.

    Now, perhaps they should pair their fog blue with the new navy pants (and maybe use fog blue socks), if it is a noticable difference, it may break that nasty monochrome look. Any photoshoppers interested?

  • shadoquad | September 28, 2009 at 11:53 am |

    Ticker item: It’s Brent Johnson, not Brett.

  • M.Princip | September 28, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”350646″][quote comment=”350645″][quote comment=”350635″][quote comment=”350592″]What was with Dallas Clark’s helmet? Is that a new model or just something custom.

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    Pics come up with Larry Fitzgerald in bicycle pants….a whole other problem. I noticed Clark’s helmet during pre-game warmups as well and couldn’t tell what was going on there…[/quote]

    All I see is the elongaged side of the helmet to protect the jaw. What makes it stand out is his facemask is only attached to the the upper part of the helmet. The Cardinal tackling him appears to have the same style helmet with the facemask attached to the lower part.[/quote]

    Yeh, maybe it is just the longer jawline….

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

    I believe Dallas Clark is wearing the new Xenith X1 helmet.

  • Kerry P | September 28, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”350642″][quote comment=”350638″]Seriously people, you can’t expect the Seahawks to be outdone by the OTHER Seattle football team. Can you?[/quote]

    In my opinion, you can’t compare this to what the Seahawks wore yesterday, because the Sounders make this look good with all of the other design elements involved; i.e. equipment, trim details, color combinations, different sport, etc.[/quote]
    Agreed, I just wanted to point out the similarities in those unis as well. But that green is a more tame shade of green.

  • Tall Paul | September 28, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    [quote comment=”350651″][quote comment=”350636″]Yeah, I caught that too. WTF was he talking about, “Old school?”[/quote]
    Early morning football commentary on the radio today in Chicago: former Bear says he did some analysis of the game “after I finished icing down my retinas from looking at those uniforms for three hours”. :-))[/quote]

    In keeping with that theme, one of the SportsCenter anchors last night noted that the Texans were wearing their solid red uniform set…which, he said, is a good look if you’re a thermometer.

  • The Jeff | September 28, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”350650″][quote comment=”350632″]I’m not suggesting the Seahwaks try this next – I’m just curious. What if they wore a neon green jersey with their old unis? It’s worth a look.[/quote]

    If you insist….

    http://img80.imagesh...

    Although… using a darker green… aside from my ultra quick-and-sloppyness…doesn’t look bad, I think.

    http://img136.images...

  • mike | September 28, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    ok, not really uni related, but man, nice stiffarm

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

  • mike | September 28, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”350654″][quote comment=”350646″][quote comment=”350645″][quote comment=”350635″][quote comment=”350592″]What was with Dallas Clark’s helmet? Is that a new model or just something custom.

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    http://www.nfl.com/p...

    Pics come up with Larry Fitzgerald in bicycle pants….a whole other problem. I noticed Clark’s helmet during pre-game warmups as well and couldn’t tell what was going on there…[/quote]

    All I see is the elongaged side of the helmet to protect the jaw. What makes it stand out is his facemask is only attached to the the upper part of the helmet. The Cardinal tackling him appears to have the same style helmet with the facemask attached to the lower part.[/quote]

    Yeh, maybe it is just the longer jawline….

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

    I believe Dallas Clark is wearing the new Xenith X1 helmet.[/quote]

    agreed

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

  • JimV19 | September 28, 2009 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”350657″][quote comment=”350650″][quote comment=”350632″]I’m not suggesting the Seahwaks try this next – I’m just curious. What if they wore a neon green jersey with their old unis? It’s worth a look.[/quote]

    If you insist….

    http://img80.imagesh...

    Although… using a darker green… aside from my ultra quick-and-sloppyness…doesn’t look bad, I think.

    http://img136.images...

    I could dig that! The first one’s a little too bright, though. The only reason I like yesterday’s jersey is becasue the blue is so dreary dark that it complements the neon.

    Thanks, Jeff.

  • Josh | September 28, 2009 at 12:32 pm |

    Anyone ever notice that that the “W” from Walgreens bears a striking resemblance to the “W” on the Nationals’ hats? Compare:
    http://www.walgreens...
    with:
    http://washington.na...

    Now to those that say the Nationals are only a few years old, and stole Walgreens’s W, remember that they use the same “W” as the old Senators. http://exhibits.base...

    But Walgreens was founded in 1901, and it seems that the Senators began using that stylized W in 1963.

    Does anyone know if this is a standard font that was used for both logos? Or was there some sort of copyright infringement at some point?

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”350632″]I’m not suggesting the Seahwaks try this next – I’m just curious. What if they wore a neon green jersey with their old unis? It’s worth a look.[/quote]

    you are a sick sick man, jim

    with new helmet…and old helmet

  • John | September 28, 2009 at 12:32 pm |

    Jeez, you morons all want everyone to look the same. Solid colored plain unis.

    Why so much hate for something different and bright, I think the Texans and Hawks looked awesome. But you idiots on here for the most part would love to see everyone look like the Oakland Raiders. That’s so plain and boring, why the attraction?

    If you hate every uniform so much that isn’t plain and bland, get a black and white TV so you don’t whine so freaking much.

  • Jim Bullard | September 28, 2009 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”350662″][quote comment=”350632″]I’m not suggesting the Seahwaks try this next – I’m just curious. What if they wore a neon green jersey with their old unis? It’s worth a look.[/quote]

    you are a sick sick man, jim

    with new helmet…and old helmet[/quote]

    Phil,

    Can you try the current fog blue jerseys with the new navy pants? Also, what would happen if the socks were striped with white and green?

  • Hott Rodd | September 28, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”350658″]ok, not really uni related, but man, nice stiffarm

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

    So nice it earned both of them a personal foul penalty.

  • Ben | September 28, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    Here’s what I imagined when the Seahawks came out.

    http://imgur.com/m1e...

  • The Jeff | September 28, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”350666″]Here’s what I imagined when the Seahawks came out.

    http://imgur.com/m1e...

    You need to turn down the contrast in your mind, man.

  • Tom | September 28, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”350664″][quote comment=”350662″][quote comment=”350632″]I’m not suggesting the Seahwaks try this next – I’m just curious. What if they wore a neon green jersey with their old unis? It’s worth a look.[/quote]

    you are a sick sick man, jim

    with new helmet…and old helmet[/quote]

    Phil,

    Can you try the current fog blue jerseys with the new navy pants? Also, what would happen if the socks were striped with white and green?[/quote]

    Another request. Can we switch the fog blue and navy on the home jersey, so that its navy with fog sleaves? Pair that with either fog or white pants and we should have a winner.

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”350664″][quote comment=”350662″][quote comment=”350632″]I’m not suggesting the Seahwaks try this next – I’m just curious. What if they wore a neon green jersey with their old unis? It’s worth a look.[/quote]

    you are a sick sick man, jim

    with new helmet…and old helmet[/quote]

    Phil,

    Can you try the current fog blue jerseys with the new navy pants? Also, what would happen if the socks were striped with white and green?[/quote]

    something like this?

  • JimV19 | September 28, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”350662″][quote comment=”350632″]I’m not suggesting the Seahwaks try this next – I’m just curious. What if they wore a neon green jersey with their old unis? It’s worth a look.[/quote]

    you are a sick sick man, jim

    with new helmet…and old helmet[/quote]

    Would I seem less sick if I said that 2nd one rocks? Thanks, buddy.

  • The Jeff | September 28, 2009 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”350669″][quote comment=”350664″][quote comment=”350662″][quote comment=”350632″]I’m not suggesting the Seahwaks try this next – I’m just curious. What if they wore a neon green jersey with their old unis? It’s worth a look.[/quote]

    you are a sick sick man, jim

    with new helmet…and old helmet[/quote]

    Phil,

    Can you try the current fog blue jerseys with the new navy pants? Also, what would happen if the socks were striped with white and green?[/quote]

    something like this?[/quote]

    Not bad… but I’d rather them stick with what they have. Whether you like the other blue or not, it is a fairly unique color for the NFL… unlike navy which is freakin everywhere.

  • Jim Bullard | September 28, 2009 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”350669″][quote comment=”350664″][quote comment=”350662″][quote comment=”350632″]I’m not suggesting the Seahwaks try this next – I’m just curious. What if they wore a neon green jersey with their old unis? It’s worth a look.[/quote]

    you are a sick sick man, jim

    with new helmet…and old helmet[/quote]

    Phil,

    Can you try the current fog blue jerseys with the new navy pants? Also, what would happen if the socks were striped with white and green?[/quote]

    something like this?[/quote]

    I think the combo of the fog blue jersey, navy pants, and white striped socks looks sooooo much better than the monochrome look.

    I love it when Phil goes all mad scientist on unis.

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”350668″]
    Another request. Can we switch the fog blue and navy on the home jersey, so that its navy with fog sleaves? Pair that with either fog or white pants and we should have a winner.[/quote]

    like so?

  • Tom | September 28, 2009 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”350673″][quote comment=”350668″]
    Another request. Can we switch the fog blue and navy on the home jersey, so that its navy with fog sleaves? Pair that with either fog or white pants and we should have a winner.[/quote]

    like so?[/quote]

    …and Bingo was his name O! Thanks Phil!

  • Hott Rodd | September 28, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”350673″][quote comment=”350668″]
    Another request. Can we switch the fog blue and navy on the home jersey, so that its navy with fog sleaves? Pair that with either fog or white pants and we should have a winner.[/quote]

    like so?[/quote]

    What about pink and orange sleeves, with a hint gold flecks, and a rosemary torso?

    How bout that, huh Phil?

  • Paul Lukas | September 28, 2009 at 1:03 pm |

    I have some breaking NFL news on the Page 2 index page, lower-left corner:
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • The Jeff | September 28, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”350676″]I have some breaking NFL news on the Page 2 index page, lower-left corner:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Ugh. Why?

    Wearing pink doesn’t do a damn thing for cancer research. It’s the NFL. They can donate a freaking ton of money to help the cause without making the game look stupid in the process.

  • Hott Rodd | September 28, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”350676″]I have some breaking NFL news on the Page 2 index page, lower-left corner:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    wait so my pink sleeves crack was dead on. amazing.

  • Tom | September 28, 2009 at 1:09 pm |

    Isn’t a pin enough? After all, when dealing with something like cancer, shouldn’t there be a certain degree of dignity?

  • mmwatkin | September 28, 2009 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”350676″]I have some breaking NFL news on the Page 2 index page, lower-left corner:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    And who said the seahawks alternates couldn’t get any worse?

    Just add pink captains patches and cleats!!!

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”350675″]
    What about pink and orange sleeves, with a hint gold flecks, and a rosemary torso?

    How bout that, huh Phil?[/quote]

    not so much with the gold & rosemary, but how about pink & orange…and fern green

  • Graf Zeppelin | September 28, 2009 at 1:21 pm |

    Never understood all the hatin’ on the Jets’ NY Titans throwbacks. Navy and old gold is a beautiful color combination, the old-school varsity serif numerals look terrific, it’s a very clean, classic, uncluttered look. Even the pants look good with the navy jersey; can’t wait to see the road white version.

    When people call this uniform “ugly” I just don’t know what they mean. It’s purely a matter of taste, I suppose. Maybe some just don’t like the idea of “the green and white” wearing navy and gold. The jerseys would look better if they had real sleeves and full shoulder loops. Others may not like the lack of a helmet decal. But to me, an “ugly” uniform is one with colors that clash, elements that don’t match, irregular/asymmetrical striping or “panels,” goofy-looking numeral fonts, needlessly busy or overwrought designs, etc. The NY Titans uniforms don’t meet any of these criteria.

    To each his own, I guess.

  • Hank | September 28, 2009 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”350663″]Jeez, you morons . . .
    If you hate every uniform so much that isn’t plain and bland, get a black and white TV so you don’t whine so freaking much.[/quote]

    You mean there are other TVs available?
    /sarcasm

  • The Jeff | September 28, 2009 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”350681″][quote comment=”350675″]
    What about pink and orange sleeves, with a hint gold flecks, and a rosemary torso?

    How bout that, huh Phil?[/quote]

    not so much with the gold & rosemary, but how about pink & orange…and fern green[/quote]

    Is it wrong that I think the fern green almost works?

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

    [quote comment=”350677″][quote comment=”350676″]I have some breaking NFL news on the Page 2 index page, lower-left corner:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Ugh. Why?

    Wearing pink doesn’t do a damn thing for cancer research. It’s the NFL. They can donate a freaking ton of money to help the cause without making the game look stupid in the process.[/quote]

    Even I can’t do the pink thing. Powder red, maybe…

    “K-balls — the ones used for special teams plays — will feature pink ribbons.”
    Oh sure, pick on the kickers again. Gee, thanks.

    Actually, I’ve never been much of a ribbon-wearer, no matter what the color. I support charities, but I prefer to do it privately. Hmm, does this put to rest the whole “athletes aren’t role models” argument? “See? The NFL supports breast cancer research, so should you.” Yes, but don’t submit us to pink in the process.

  • concealed78 | September 28, 2009 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”350621″]

    The Seahawks’ tried something new and guess what? It worked![/quote]

    Saaaaaaaaaaaay whaaaaaaaaaaaat?!

    I’m getting a bit disheartened when I see “I liked them!” “not bad”. Do we not remember the horrible neon trend from the early 1990s?? I used to wear surf-themed kid t-shirts in that color: horrible. The Seahawks trotted out in a bush league joke of a slime / tennis ball uniform. You people have to be joking. HAVE to be! I’m seeing a leap of the senses. SHIT!

  • Jon | September 28, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    Going against conventional wisdom, I have to say that I really like the Seahawks’ lime green jerseys. A little goes a long way, so I am thankful they will be worn infrequently. The overused cliche’ is that the NFL is the No Fun League. Well, the Seahawks and their fans are having some fun and I like that, too. Bravo, Seahawks.

  • mmwatkin | September 28, 2009 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”350684″][quote comment=”350681″][quote comment=”350675″]
    What about pink and orange sleeves, with a hint gold flecks, and a rosemary torso?

    How bout that, huh Phil?[/quote]

    not so much with the gold & rosemary, but how about pink & orange…and fern green[/quote]

    Is it wrong that I think the fern green almost works?[/quote]

    What about Fern Green, Hunter Green and Snot Green?

    http://i729.photobuc...

  • Hott Rodd | September 28, 2009 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”350681″][quote comment=”350675″]
    What about pink and orange sleeves, with a hint gold flecks, and a rosemary torso?

    How bout that, huh Phil?[/quote]

    not so much with the gold & rosemary, but how about pink & orange…and fern green[/quote]

    just wait till I get pictures on here of the colors my wife chose for the bedroom. Accent wall… Main walls…

    Next weekend i’ll be throwing the cowboys silver and navy up on the walls of my den.

  • JimV19 | September 28, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”350682″]Never understood all the hatin’ on the Jets’ NY Titans throwbacks. Navy and old gold is a beautiful color combination, the old-school varsity serif numerals look terrific, it’s a very clean, classic, uncluttered look. Even the pants look good with the navy jersey; can’t wait to see the road white version.

    When people call this uniform “ugly” I just don’t know what they mean. It’s purely a matter of taste, I suppose. Maybe some just don’t like the idea of “the green and white” wearing navy and gold. The jerseys would look better if they had real sleeves and full shoulder loops. Others may not like the lack of a helmet decal. But to me, an “ugly” uniform is one with colors that clash, elements that don’t match, irregular/asymmetrical striping or “panels,” goofy-looking numeral fonts, needlessly busy or overwrought designs, etc. The NY Titans uniforms don’t meet any of these criteria.

    To each his own, I guess.[/quote]

    I like them, although the number is a bit hard to see. Other than that, it’s a great look IMO.

    I could see Jets fans not wanting any blue, though. In that case, throwback to the first Jets uni http://product.image... and give the Titans unis to Tennessee to replace their regular ones.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | September 28, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”350579″]ok…saw the hawks in enough replays to form an opinion…i still don’t like it (and i tried to keep as open a mind as possible)…maybe it was because the game was played in bright sunshine (making the green glare difficult to handle; once the game became played in partial shade, it was a little more tolerable, but it was made even worse when a seahawk would run from shade (where the camera apertures were open further) into bright sun, making them particularly bright…and even harder to view

    perhaps if the game had been overcast or at night, my first impressions would have been better

    as far as the uni design…im NOT a fan of the epaulettes seattle uses…especially on the neon green…simply removing them and making the jersey all green would have been an improvement

    like so

    i also think the uni would have been improved with white pants, instead of having the bottom half look like a leotard

    voila

    i think that either (or both) of those would be a big improvement and make the alternate much more palatable

    but hey, that’s just me…YMMV[/quote]

    Phil..Paul….what have we done?!?!

    I liked the neon green as an accent but this was a nightmare! I do agree though that the white pants would have made it look a little more “professional”. But alas the best dressed team won the game.

    Jeff Joniak & Tom Thayer, Bears radio play-by-play guys, said during yesterday’s game that it was hard to identify players. White numbers, bright jerseys & sunshine made it tricky to call the game correctly.

  • Ricko | September 28, 2009 at 1:54 pm |

    Let’s talk basic uni color palettes…
    (there are some other colors that could be included, but kept it to three in each set to make the point)

    Generally speaking, in terms of “value” from dark to light…
    Navy-Royal-Powder
    Forest-Kelly-Lime
    Maroon-Red-Orange
    Old Gold-Athletic Gold-Yellow

    Why does Lime, just because it’s used so infrequently, take all the grief? Or maybe that’s it, it just isn’t used very often.

    Hell, I thought the Seahawks jersey were fun, a helluva lot brighter (and better) than when they go monochrome dark. Think it’s interesting that there’s such much consternation about them. Guess maybe it’s because every color change lately sees to go from lighter to darker.

    Threw people for a loop, apparently. Like seeing someone driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

    Besides, as I mentioned yesterday, it’s a color that’s been part of the Seahawks scheme since they went to their current unis. In that sense, it’s absolutely no different that the Dolphins or Bears choosing orange alts. People may not have liked them, but they never got their undies all bundle-ized about the (OMG) orange.

    I don’t see why the Hawks bothered with the new navy pants, though. All things considered, was a low-value change. Probably didn’t make the overall look much different than if they’d worn their regular dark pants.

    Oh, and the Portland WFL teams (both the Storm and the Thunder) wore lime and royal blue.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | September 28, 2009 at 1:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”350686″][quote comment=”350621″]

    The Seahawks’ tried something new and guess what? It worked![/quote]

    Saaaaaaaaaaaay whaaaaaaaaaaaat?!

    I’m getting a bit disheartened when I see “I liked them!” “not bad”. Do we not remember the horrible neon trend from the early 1990s?? I used to wear surf-themed kid t-shirts in that color: horrible. The Seahawks trotted out in a bush league joke of a slime / tennis ball uniform. You people have to be joking. HAVE to be! I’m seeing a leap of the senses. SHIT![/quote]

    I’m seeing a diversity of opinions here, and I like that, too. If we were all a bunch of clones talking to each other it wouldn’t be very much fun.

    I like the green (no, I’m not joking), but not the pink stuff coming next month. Others think differently. Such is life.

  • Mike Bambach | September 28, 2009 at 1:57 pm |

    The Seahawks jerseys actually made me sentimental for the old World Football League, which had some interesting uniforms including the white helmet, green jersey and blue pants of Rufus Ferguson’s Portland Storm:

    http://www.oursports...

  • Dane | September 28, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”350582″]The only improvement is to bury those jerseys in a landfill, post haste. [/quote]

    The EPA has regulations on the disposal of toxic waste.

  • Ricko | September 28, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    What’s bug ME, is how wrong the Jets/Titans gold is in today’s lead photo. For ’61 & ’62 Titans, gold was athletic gold, same as Steelers of today.

    Actually isn’t correct for the ’60 NY Titans, either. Their old gold wasn’t that green. More like GA Tech’s last year, only not quite so dark. In darker photos, it turned almost a caramel color, not green.

    —Ricko

  • leon | September 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm |

    Next weekend i’ll be throwing the cowboys silver and navy up on the walls of my den.

    It shouldn’t be all that bad-try drinking less.

  • JTH | September 28, 2009 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”350691″]Jeff Joniak & Tom Thayer, Bears radio play-by-play guys, said during yesterday’s game that it was hard to identify players. White numbers, bright jerseys & sunshine made it tricky to call the game correctly.[/quote]
    I heard them say that, too. But Joniak called it “seafoam green”. I don’t know if seafoam green would have been any better or worse, but that sure as hell ain’t the color the Hawks were wearing yesterday.

  • glen | September 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”350676″]I have some breaking NFL news on the Page 2 index page, lower-left corner:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    DEAR LORD NO!!!!!!!!!

  • mike | September 28, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”350661″]Anyone ever notice that that the “W” from Walgreens bears a striking resemblance to the “W” on the Nationals’ hats? Compare:
    http://www.walgreens...
    with:
    http://washington.na...

    Now to those that say the Nationals are only a few years old, and stole Walgreens’s W, remember that they use the same “W” as the old Senators. http://exhibits.base...

    But Walgreens was founded in 1901, and it seems that the Senators began using that stylized W in 1963.

    Does anyone know if this is a standard font that was used for both logos? Or was there some sort of copyright infringement at some point?[/quote]

    I think this was covered at least once, if not twice before. Should be in the archives.

  • Hott Rodd | September 28, 2009 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”350697″]Next weekend i’ll be throwing the cowboys silver and navy up on the walls of my den.

    It shouldn’t be all that bad-try drinking less.[/quote]

    Thanks leon. i won’t start in on you, but you made me chuckle.

  • JohnnyO | September 28, 2009 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”350676″]I have some breaking NFL news on the Page 2 index page, lower-left corner:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    You think anyone *cough Chad Ochocinco couch* will be wearing a pink mouthguard as well? Also, Steven Jackson might make the shiny plate on the bottom of his spikes pink instead of gold.

    I don’t really have an opinion on the pink shinanigans, just as long as it doesn’t really get out of hand and make it onto the uniforms.

  • Ricko | September 28, 2009 at 2:12 pm |

    P.S. Props to the 49ers for keeping the feel of Rice-Clark-Taylor-Solomon years…more than with just the uni change.

    Only one WR with a number in the teens (Michael Spurlock, #18), rest all in the 80’s. Okay, one of their tight ends wore a number in the 40’s, too. But it looked great.

    Probably could stand three white stripes on the socks, though. Every other expanse of red they wear is broken up by either white stripes, numbers or NOB. Otherwise really nice to see someone ditch the BFBS and not have numbers that have layers and outlines and bevels and drop shadows.

    (Again, NOT SAYING ALL TEAMS SHOULD DO THAT!!! Or that ANY other teams should. Just saying those ‘Nines unis of Montana, et al, are mindful of some stellar teams and it’s good to see that look back again.)

    —Ricko

  • leon | September 28, 2009 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”350701″][quote comment=”350697″]Next weekend i’ll be throwing the cowboys silver and navy up on the walls of my den.

    It shouldn’t be all that bad-try drinking less.[/quote]

    Thanks leon. i won’t start in on you, but you made me chuckle.[/quote]

    Just playing on your words. :)

  • LarryB | September 28, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”350682″]Never understood all the hatin’ on the Jets’ NY Titans throwbacks. Navy and old gold is a beautiful color combination, the old-school varsity serif numerals look terrific, it’s a very clean, classic, uncluttered look. Even the pants look good with the navy jersey; can’t wait to see the road white version.

    When people call this uniform “ugly” I just don’t know what they mean. It’s purely a matter of taste, I suppose. Maybe some just don’t like the idea of “the green and white” wearing navy and gold. The jerseys would look better if they had real sleeves and full shoulder loops. Others may not like the lack of a helmet decal. But to me, an “ugly” uniform is one with colors that clash, elements that don’t match, irregular/asymmetrical striping or “panels,” goofy-looking numeral fonts, needlessly busy or overwrought designs, etc. The NY Titans uniforms don’t meet any of these criteria.

    To each his own, I guess.[/quote]

    I was thinking the same thing. My only issue was that the gold numbers seemed maybe too dark.

  • leon | September 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    I have some breaking NFL news on the Page 2 index page, lower-left corner:
    http://sports.espn.g

    Wasn’t there mention of some pink-handed players this weekend at rainy games…or did i just dream it.

  • Traxel | September 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    Okay, Seahawks slime green doesn’t work. Except in some sort of bad is good way. They nailed it if that was the goal. But I think the two blues they use work even less. They look dingy, dirty, sweaty, like two materials trying to match but just don’t. The white pants at least have some contrast but overall they need a re-makeover. Blue/silver/green COULD look oh so much better.

  • Leaky | September 28, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    God Bless the Internet

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

  • JimV19 | September 28, 2009 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”350703″]P.S. Props to the 49ers for keeping the feel of Rice-Clark-Taylor-Solomon years…more than with just the uni change.

    Only one WR with a number in the teens (Michael Spurlock, #18), rest all in the 80’s. Okay, one of their tight ends wore a number in the 40’s, too. But it looked great.

    Probably could stand three white stripes on the socks, though. Every other expanse of red they wear is broken up by either white stripes, numbers or NOB. Otherwise really nice to see someone ditch the BFBS and not have numbers that have layers and outlines and bevels and drop shadows.

    (Again, NOT SAYING ALL TEAMS SHOULD DO THAT!!! Or that ANY other teams should. Just saying those ‘Nines unis of Montana, et al, are mindful of some stellar teams and it’s good to see that look back again.)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    NSATSDT…our new acronym?

    I agree – it’s nice to see some teams go classic and some teams move forward. It’s a big league, there’s room for a lot of looks.

  • Teebz | September 28, 2009 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”350708″]God Bless the Internet

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

    Loving me some Davos uniforms. I’d almost kill to get one of those in my collection.

  • Teebz | September 28, 2009 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”350710″][quote comment=”350708″]God Bless the Internet

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

    Loving me some Davos uniforms. I’d almost kill to get one of those in my collection.[/quote]

    I do have one complaint: the socks! Otherwise, all good. :o)

  • Joseph Skiba | September 28, 2009 at 2:22 pm |

    FYI: Dallas Clark is wearing the Xenith helmet…

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

    Who cares what anyone thinks of how the AFL officials unis look, or whether the Jets/Titans throwbacks are ugly (ref: Peter King and plenty of others).

    It ain’t a damn fashion show. It’s a look back at league history.

    Jesus, let’s find a bunch of magazines from 1960 and get ol’ Pete’s comments on the the new fall fashions. That would make about as much sense as “reviewing” the throwbacks. Or, better, let’s expound on how “blah” the unis were in LEATHERHEADS…
    I mean, gee, no TV numbers or pants stripes or nuthin’.

    Let’s see, I’ll say this even beforehand, just so I can show how damn brilliant I am: The Broncos throwbacks will be ugly.

    Can I puff up my chest because of my keen perceptiveness now?

    —Ricko

  • concealed78 | September 28, 2009 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”350663″]Jeez, you morons all want everyone to look the same. Solid colored plain unis.

    Why so much hate for something different and bright, I think the Texans and Hawks looked awesome. But you idiots on here for the most part would love to see everyone look like the Oakland Raiders. That’s so plain and boring, why the attraction? [/quote]

    Because it fulfills the very basic needs: 1 or 2 colors, easy to read no-nonsense block numbers, and a restrained used of stripes, either for the pants, sleeves, or helmet. It’s a football uniform, not a fashion statement or a quilt. When you have looks like the Seahawks, Falcons, Bills, Jaguars, Vikings, etc, it looks like a flashy fancy-pants show-off with a primadonna attitude that’s all flash – no substance. These are football players going to war, not Barbie’s Fashion Walk. Let the “morons” stick to what they know & and keep the fashion designers out of it. Remember KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid.

  • Scott Davis | September 28, 2009 at 2:23 pm |

    Does anyone know why Golic chose this number? Wasn’t he always #90 when he played football?

    http://farm3.static....

  • Teebz | September 28, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”350711″][quote comment=”350710″][quote comment=”350708″]God Bless the Internet

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

    Loving me some Davos uniforms. I’d almost kill to get one of those in my collection.[/quote]

    I do have one complaint: the socks! Otherwise, all good. :o)[/quote]

    Blackhawks are already wearing their Premiere patches despite playing in Switzerland, not Finland.

  • Dane | September 28, 2009 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”350710″][quote comment=”350708″]God Bless the Internet

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

    Loving me some Davos uniforms. I’d almost kill to get one of those in my collection.[/quote]

    What if the yellow was replaced with Seahawk green?

  • Teebz | September 28, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”350717″][quote comment=”350710″][quote comment=”350708″]God Bless the Internet

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

    Loving me some Davos uniforms. I’d almost kill to get one of those in my collection.[/quote]

    What if the yellow was replaced with Seahawk green?[/quote]

    They wouldn’t be HC Davos if that were the case. So I’d pass.

  • M.Princip | September 28, 2009 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”350711″][quote comment=”350710″][quote comment=”350708″]God Bless the Internet

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

    Loving me some Davos uniforms. I’d almost kill to get one of those in my collection.[/quote]

    I do have one complaint: the socks! Otherwise, all good. :o)[/quote]

    Those Minnesota Wild jerseys are NICE!

  • concealed78 | September 28, 2009 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”350687″]Going against conventional wisdom, I have to say that I really like the Seahawks’ lime green jerseys. A little goes a long way, so I am thankful they will be worn infrequently. The overused cliche’ is that the NFL is the No Fun League. Well, the Seahawks and their fans are having some fun and I like that, too. Bravo, Seahawks.[/quote]

    You’re damn right it’s against convetional wisdom. Quite frankly, I think the “No Fun League” is having too much fun, especially at the sake of the uniforms. Getting real sick of the concerts & party atmosphere as well & screaming fans causing false starts. Make it about the football!

  • Leaky | September 28, 2009 at 2:38 pm |

    The lilac colored center ice circle and face off circles… I don’t get it.

    But definitely digging the dasherboard signage “pods”…

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

  • Teebz | September 28, 2009 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”350719″][quote comment=”350711″][quote comment=”350710″][quote comment=”350708″]God Bless the Internet

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

    Loving me some Davos uniforms. I’d almost kill to get one of those in my collection.[/quote]

    I do have one complaint: the socks! Otherwise, all good. :o)[/quote]

    Those Minnesota Wild jerseys are NICE![/quote]

    I like them, but they could have been so much more. They needed to go green like they did with 2004 ASG jerseys. That would have been sharp!

  • Teebz | September 28, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”350711″][quote comment=”350710″][quote comment=”350708″]God Bless the Internet

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

    Loving me some Davos uniforms. I’d almost kill to get one of those in my collection.[/quote]

    I do have one complaint: the socks! Otherwise, all good. :o)[/quote]

    Speaking of socks, Brent Sopel is still pulling his jackass garbage of wearing the socks upside down. His sock stripes with the Blackhawks are right above his skates.

  • RedWing in Colorado | September 28, 2009 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”350720″][quote comment=”350687″]Going against conventional wisdom, I have to say that I really like the Seahawks’ lime green jerseys. A little goes a long way, so I am thankful they will be worn infrequently. The overused cliche’ is that the NFL is the No Fun League. Well, the Seahawks and their fans are having some fun and I like that, too. Bravo, Seahawks.[/quote]

    You’re damn right it’s against convetional wisdom. Quite frankly, I think the “No Fun League” is having too much fun, especially at the sake of the uniforms. Getting real sick of the concerts & party atmosphere as well & screaming fans causing false starts. Make it about the football![/quote]

    In addition to which, get off of my lawn! Why not play in empty stadiums? Hell, at that point, just dress the visitors in black with white numbers, and the hosts in white with black numbers. Sports exist as a release for the masses, and the uniforms exist as a part of that entertainment value. I may not love the Seahawks neon, but I don’t hate it. They tried something new, and people are talking about it. More importantly (for them anyhow), I’m sure traffic at their internet pro-shop is up, so that tail is wagging the dog.

  • Hott Rodd | September 28, 2009 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”350724″][quote comment=”350720″][quote comment=”350687″]Going against conventional wisdom, I have to say that I really like the Seahawks’ lime green jerseys. A little goes a long way, so I am thankful they will be worn infrequently. The overused cliche’ is that the NFL is the No Fun League. Well, the Seahawks and their fans are having some fun and I like that, too. Bravo, Seahawks.[/quote]

    You’re damn right it’s against convetional wisdom. Quite frankly, I think the “No Fun League” is having too much fun, especially at the sake of the uniforms. Getting real sick of the concerts & party atmosphere as well & screaming fans causing false starts. Make it about the football![/quote]

    In addition to which, get off of my lawn! Why not play in empty stadiums? Hell, at that point, just dress the visitors in black with white numbers, and the hosts in white with black numbers. Sports exist as a release for the masses, and the uniforms exist as a part of that entertainment value. I may not love the Seahawks neon, but I don’t hate it. They tried something new, and people are talking about it. More importantly (for them anyhow), I’m sure traffic at their internet pro-shop is up, so that tail is wagging the dog.[/quote]

    Yeah, get that dog off my lawn too!

  • Lane | September 28, 2009 at 3:04 pm |

    I think that almost the entire NC State team wears helmets like Dallas Clark.

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”350724″]I may not love the Seahawks neon, but I don’t hate it. They tried something new, and people are talking about it. More importantly (for them anyhow), I’m sure traffic at their internet pro-shop is up, so that tail is wagging the dog.[/quote]

    unlike these, which were flying off the shelves until jeff donned one

  • John | September 28, 2009 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”350714″][quote comment=”350663″]Jeez, you morons all want everyone to look the same. Solid colored plain unis.

    Why so much hate for something different and bright, I think the Texans and Hawks looked awesome. But you idiots on here for the most part would love to see everyone look like the Oakland Raiders. That’s so plain and boring, why the attraction? [/quote]

    Because it fulfills the very basic needs: 1 or 2 colors, easy to read no-nonsense block numbers, and a restrained used of stripes, either for the pants, sleeves, or helmet. It’s a football uniform, not a fashion statement or a quilt. When you have looks like the Seahawks, Falcons, Bills, Jaguars, Vikings, etc, it looks like a flashy fancy-pants show-off with a primadonna attitude that’s all flash – no substance. These are football players going to war, not Barbie’s Fashion Walk. Let the “morons” stick to what they know & and keep the fashion designers out of it. Remember KISS: Keep It Simple Stupid.[/quote]

    That doesn’t make any sense on a uni site, and no they are not going to war you idiot. They are playing a game and getting paid millions to do it.

    And congrats, you watch the office.

  • mike | September 28, 2009 at 3:19 pm |

    UFL….in action

    http://www.ufl-footb...

  • rpm | September 28, 2009 at 3:28 pm |

    i have not been able to read this site since wednesday the 16th because my internets being broken, and it is torture. but on my way to scrolling down to tell people “sorry for the slow response on emails”, i couldn’t help but notice the double sock edwards. he does that with what is called a football “sleeve”, and i hope to have good news for people on that front soon.

    if i don’t have internets when they come in, i will get to a friends to post when they do.

    one last thing, this last weekend was the big 3 day pilsen open house, and i wanted to invite readers, but couldn’t get to a computer friday. for the opening, in addition to wine and beer, i had my (2nd friday)famous chocolate covered grasshoppers, pickled figs, and as tribute to “gesture”, and because of the hilarity one sent me, i wanted to make a brittle. and while this is something of an inside joke, paul, i decided to go with baby herring brittle.

  • Sonny | September 28, 2009 at 3:31 pm |

    A good weekend overall for uniwatching. It made my day not having to watch the Tennessee Titans in their ghastly regular threads. The Titans are in need of a complete overhaul, and those throwbacks would be a good starting place.

  • PL | September 28, 2009 at 3:33 pm |

    No more number 7 for Mr. Big Shot
    http://www.nba.com/m...

  • JTH | September 28, 2009 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”350723″][quote comment=”350711″][quote comment=”350710″][quote comment=”350708″]God Bless the Internet

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

    Loving me some Davos uniforms. I’d almost kill to get one of those in my collection.[/quote]

    I do have one complaint: the socks! Otherwise, all good. :o)[/quote]

    Speaking of socks, Brent Sopel is still pulling his jackass garbage of wearing the socks upside down. His sock stripes with the Blackhawks are right above his skates.[/quote]
    I really hope he spends the season in Rockford. And not just because of the socks.

    I like the color vs. color, but why are the Hawks wearing their home unis? Unless, of course, the visitors wear the dark colors in Europe.

  • Teebz | September 28, 2009 at 3:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”350733″][quote comment=”350723″][quote comment=”350711″][quote comment=”350710″][quote comment=”350708″]God Bless the Internet

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

    Loving me some Davos uniforms. I’d almost kill to get one of those in my collection.[/quote]

    I do have one complaint: the socks! Otherwise, all good. :o)[/quote]

    Speaking of socks, Brent Sopel is still pulling his jackass garbage of wearing the socks upside down. His sock stripes with the Blackhawks are right above his skates.[/quote]
    I really hope he spends the season in Rockford. And not just because of the socks.

    I like the color vs. color, but why are the Hawks wearing their home unis? Unless, of course, the visitors wear the dark colors in Europe.[/quote]

    They do, JTH. They still do. Like the good ol’ days when hockey was pure and innocent. LOL

    And just to add some ire to the hockey followers, Alexei Yashin is the leading scorer in the KHL, and his team – SKA St. Petersburg – is first overall in the standings.

  • Hott Rodd | September 28, 2009 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”350732″]No more number 7 for Mr. Big Shot
    http://www.nba.com/m...

    That’s odd, since the roster still shows him as 7, and J.R. Smith as 1. But the picture of J.R. Smith looks like he is wearing a 5.

  • LarryB | September 28, 2009 at 3:40 pm |

    I did a fast colorization of the Pirates 1932 picture in the ticker.

    http://img.photobuck...

  • Jeff P | September 28, 2009 at 3:45 pm |

    Okay, pretty much everyone looses the right to complain about too many dark and black jerseys after today. Bright colors are fun and interesting, and I like the jerseys. The profile is good, they tie in well, and the color is a very welcome change from the dark and dreary colors of the NFL.

    Heaven forbid a team actually introduce a different color that’s bright and unique to a pro sports league. It’s about the same shade and intensity as the flyers orange, just in green instead of orange, but one gets praised as an all time classic, one gets derided as the worst uniform ever.

    Yes, the setup could use improvements. The mockup with the gray pants and blue socks looked much better then the tights look.

    Pro sports are supposed to be fun, not monotone and boring. It seems like no matter how much we say we like fun and unique, we root for monotone and boring.

    And for those complaining about the sleeve color blocking, saying it’s not classic, it’s ugly, whatever, take note.

    Jerseys should be more interesting then t shirts with numbers.

  • Brian Weingartz | September 28, 2009 at 3:46 pm |

    I liked the lime green Seahawks jerseys….but only for maybe 2 or 3 games a year. They would get old quick. The only thing I didn’t like was the white numbers. I think they would have been better with blue numbers.

  • mike | September 28, 2009 at 3:46 pm |

    Some more UFL pics, this time with neon green goodness…..

    http://www.ufl-footb...

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”350736″]I did a fast colorization of the Pirates 1932 picture in the ticker.

    http://img.photobuck...

    that’s sweet, larry, but, um…wouldn’t the armband be black?

  • M.Princip | September 28, 2009 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”350722″][quote comment=”350719″][quote comment=”350711″][quote comment=”350710″][quote comment=”350708″]God Bless the Internet

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

    Loving me some Davos uniforms. I’d almost kill to get one of those in my collection.[/quote]

    I do have one complaint: the socks! Otherwise, all good. :o)[/quote]

    Those Minnesota Wild jerseys are NICE![/quote]

    I like them, but they could have been so much more. They needed to go green like they did with 2004 ASG jerseys. That would have been sharp![/quote]

    All Star game jersey’s? What did they look like again?

  • War Damn Eagle | September 28, 2009 at 3:48 pm |

    more pics of new bobcats jerseys:

    http://sports.yahoo....

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”350741″][quote comment=”350722″][quote comment=”350719″][quote comment=”350711″][quote comment=”350710″][quote comment=”350708″]God Bless the Internet

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

    Loving me some Davos uniforms. I’d almost kill to get one of those in my collection.[/quote]

    I do have one complaint: the socks! Otherwise, all good. :o)[/quote]

    Those Minnesota Wild jerseys are NICE![/quote]

    I like them, but they could have been so much more. They needed to go green like they did with 2004 ASG jerseys. That would have been sharp![/quote]

    All Star game jersey’s? What did they look like again?[/quote]

    nice

  • JimV19 | September 28, 2009 at 3:53 pm |

    Aren’t the skullcaps supposed to go on first, then the helmet?
    http://www.ufl-footb...

    I know, just kidding, but that lets me tie into this: if there’s no such thing as a stupid question, why do we have a day to celebrate it?
    http://www.holidayin...

    Holiday greetings to everyone!

  • LarryB | September 28, 2009 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”350740″][quote comment=”350736″]I did a fast colorization of the Pirates 1932 picture in the ticker.

    http://img.photobuck...

    that’s sweet, larry, but, um…wouldn’t the armband be black?[/quote]

    That is what I thought too. But when I looked up that uni it had it blue?

    http://exhibits.base...

  • Teebz | September 28, 2009 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”350741″][quote comment=”350722″][quote comment=”350719″][quote comment=”350711″][quote comment=”350710″][quote comment=”350708″]God Bless the Internet

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

    Loving me some Davos uniforms. I’d almost kill to get one of those in my collection.[/quote]

    I do have one complaint: the socks! Otherwise, all good. :o)[/quote]

    Those Minnesota Wild jerseys are NICE![/quote]

    I like them, but they could have been so much more. They needed to go green like they did with 2004 ASG jerseys. That would have been sharp![/quote]

    All Star game jersey’s? What did they look like again?[/quote]

    Something like this colour scheme. More wheat and green. Definitely less forest green.

  • Teebz | September 28, 2009 at 3:57 pm |

    Apparently Phil and I are thinking the same thing… including the same picture from my Photobucket account. LOL

  • LarryB | September 28, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

    With all the wild and crazy uniforms these days, I will say I did not hate the Seahawks. As other said for a time or so they are ok. I do not care for the current Seahawks color whatever it is called.

    As noted everybody has different tastes

  • Hott Rodd | September 28, 2009 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”350746″][quote comment=”350741″][quote comment=”350722″][quote comment=”350719″][quote comment=”350711″][quote comment=”350710″][quote comment=”350708″]God Bless the Internet

    http://www.nhl.tv/te...

    Loving me some Davos uniforms. I’d almost kill to get one of those in my collection.[/quote]

    I do have one complaint: the socks! Otherwise, all good. :o)[/quote]

    Those Minnesota Wild jerseys are NICE![/quote]

    I like them, but they could have been so much more. They needed to go green like they did with 2004 ASG jerseys. That would have been sharp![/quote]

    All Star game jersey’s? What did they look like again?[/quote]

    Something like this colour scheme. More wheat and green. Definitely less forest green.[/quote]

    so was it maybe closer to fer.. ah crap I just can’t do it!

  • Mike Engle | September 28, 2009 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”350715″]Does anyone know why Golic chose this number? Wasn’t he always #90 when he played football?

    http://farm3.static....
    I’ll take a guess: Does it match an AM frequency that would make sense for Mike & Mike?

  • JTH | September 28, 2009 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”350750″][quote comment=”350715″]Does anyone know why Golic chose this number? Wasn’t he always #90 when he played football?

    http://farm3.static....
    I’ll take a guess: Does it match an AM frequency that would make sense for Mike & Mike?[/quote]
    Not in Chicago. ESPN radio is AM 1000. Woulda made sense at Petco Park.

  • LarryB | September 28, 2009 at 4:12 pm |

    Here is the black armband on the 32 Pirates picture

    Just in case.

    http://img.photobuck...

  • tinseattle | September 28, 2009 at 4:13 pm |

    I just want to point out that the Seahawks have been selling this jersey that they wore for the first time in their team store at QWest Field well before this uni blog came up with the idea.

    I love this set, and a lot of Seahawks fans have been wearing the green jersey around the stadium for a long time.

  • JimV19 | September 28, 2009 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”350750″][quote comment=”350715″]Does anyone know why Golic chose this number? Wasn’t he always #90 when he played football?

    http://farm3.static....
    I’ll take a guess: Does it match an AM frequency that would make sense for Mike & Mike?[/quote]

    I know, wrong team, but I was thinking of Hank and Mike…

  • LarryB | September 28, 2009 at 4:15 pm |

    The other night I checked in the comments and added a couple. The bad thing is that I was a day late. DOH. The posts were about the Florida Gators and the rebel flag decal that they wore vs Penn State. I had some screen grabs of that o I figured post today for anybody that missed it.

    http://img.photobuck...

  • Christopher | September 28, 2009 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”350750″][quote comment=”350715″]Does anyone know why Golic chose this number? Wasn’t he always #90 when he played football?

    http://farm3.static....
    I’ll take a guess: Does it match an AM frequency that would make sense for Mike & Mike?[/quote]

    They’re on AM 1000 in Chicago (where that pic is taken).

    So I have no idea at all. 80 doesn’t mean anything for the Cubs, Sox, any other teams he may be a fan of. Nothing happened in 1980 that I can think of.

    Strange.

  • Mike | September 28, 2009 at 4:17 pm |

    Sorry for the non-Mets fans out there, but Bart Hubbuch (Mets beat writer for NY Post) tweeted that NY is not only considering DROPPING the pinstripes next season, but switching from white to cream as their base home color.

  • LarryB | September 28, 2009 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”350663″]Jeez, you morons all want everyone to look the same. Solid colored plain unis.

    Why so much hate for something different and bright, I think the Texans and Hawks looked awesome. But you idiots on here for the most part would love to see everyone look like the Oakland Raiders. That’s so plain and boring, why the attraction?

    If you hate every uniform so much that isn’t plain and bland, get a black and white TV so you don’t whine so freaking much.[/quote]

    I gotta say this comment gave me a chuckle

  • JTH | September 28, 2009 at 4:31 pm |

    OK, so HC Davos is the defending Swiss League champion. How good is the Swiss league? Comparable to ECHL, maybe? Or is that too generous?

    I ask because it seemed like the Blackhawks were playing at about 50% effort (if even that) and every time I checked back in on that game, It looked as though they were on the power play even though they never actually were.

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”350755″]The other night I checked in the comments and added a couple. The bad thing is that I was a day late. DOH. The posts were about the Florida Gators and the rebel flag decal that they wore vs Penn State. I had some screen grabs of that o I figured post today for anybody that missed it.

    http://img.photobuck...

    wow…thanks larry…i guess this confirms that it did indeed have the stars and bars and not “WIN” as had been hypothesized

  • JTH | September 28, 2009 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”350760″][quote comment=”350755″]The other night I checked in the comments and added a couple. The bad thing is that I was a day late. DOH. The posts were about the Florida Gators and the rebel flag decal that they wore vs Penn State. I had some screen grabs of that o I figured post today for anybody that missed it.

    http://img.photobuck...

    wow…thanks larry…i guess this confirms that it did indeed have the stars and bars and not “WIN” as had been hypothesized[/quote]
    I guess Ricko didn’t have those rabbit ears aligned properly that night.

  • Graf Zeppelin | September 28, 2009 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”350757″]Sorry for the non-Mets fans out there, but Bart Hubbuch (Mets beat writer for NY Post) tweeted that NY is not only considering DROPPING the pinstripes next season, but switching from white to cream as their base home color.[/quote]

    I could deal with that if ALL the black is removed from the uniform set.

  • Mike | September 28, 2009 at 4:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”350762″][quote comment=”350757″]Sorry for the non-Mets fans out there, but Bart Hubbuch (Mets beat writer for NY Post) tweeted that NY is not only considering DROPPING the pinstripes next season, but switching from white to cream as their base home color.[/quote]

    I could deal with that if ALL the black is removed from the uniform set.[/quote]
    I would think that would need to be a part of it. The blue/black combination on top of the cream base would look hideous.

  • Paul Lukas | September 28, 2009 at 4:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”350757″]Sorry for the non-Mets fans out there, but Bart Hubbuch (Mets beat writer for NY Post) tweeted that NY is not only considering DROPPING the pinstripes next season, but switching from white to cream as their base home color.[/quote]

    They’re not “considering” anything. The decisions have been made. And neither of those decisions are the ones that have been made.

  • JTH | September 28, 2009 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”350764″][quote comment=”350757″]Sorry for the non-Mets fans out there, but Bart Hubbuch (Mets beat writer for NY Post) tweeted that NY is not only considering DROPPING the pinstripes next season, but switching from white to cream as their base home color.[/quote]

    They’re not “considering” anything. The decisions have been made. And neither of those decisions are the ones that have been made.[/quote]
    Good to see the Mets’ beat writers are right on top of things.

  • Mike | September 28, 2009 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”350764″][quote comment=”350757″]Sorry for the non-Mets fans out there, but Bart Hubbuch (Mets beat writer for NY Post) tweeted that NY is not only considering DROPPING the pinstripes next season, but switching from white to cream as their base home color.[/quote]

    They’re not “considering” anything. The decisions have been made. And neither of those decisions are the ones that have been made.[/quote]
    We know you can’t tell us…but are there any changes forthcoming, at least?

  • anotherguy | September 28, 2009 at 5:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”350734″]
    They do, JTH. They still do. Like the good ol’ days when hockey was pure and innocent. LOL
    [quote]

    I’m so cynical: I would have suggested the possiblity that the red tops were worn to increase sales possiblities on the Continent.

  • Kris | September 28, 2009 at 5:12 pm |

    How about the Tulsa jerseys from last weekend?

    http://www.tulsahurr...

  • anotherguy | September 28, 2009 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”350768″]How about the Tulsa jerseys from last weekend?[/quote]

    I was blown away by those Tulsa unis…

  • anotherguy | September 28, 2009 at 5:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”350765″]Good to see the Mets’ beat writers are right on top of things.[/quote]
    Insert joke about how “they got the correct people to cover the Mets” here.

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 5:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”350768″]How about the Tulsa jerseys from last weekend?

    http://www.tulsahurr...

    fuck

    (sorry leon…i had to)

  • Ricko | September 28, 2009 at 6:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”350760″][quote comment=”350755″]The other night I checked in the comments and added a couple. The bad thing is that I was a day late. DOH. The posts were about the Florida Gators and the rebel flag decal that they wore vs Penn State. I had some screen grabs of that o I figured post today for anybody that missed it.

    http://img.photobuck...

    wow…thanks larry…i guess this confirms that it did indeed have the stars and bars and not “WIN” as had been hypothesized[/quote]

    Shows how much TV has improved. I was 15—old enough to have recognized a confederate flag in a heartbeat—but I never saw it as that. And I watched almost the entire game trying it determine what the heck it was. With stadium light refeleciton and all, and black and white TV, I guess the best I could figure was the “WIN” idea.

    As I’ve said many times, learn something new here every day.

    —Ricko

  • lee | September 28, 2009 at 6:34 pm |

    I have been nominated to develop some new uniform combinations for our local travel baseball squads and would like to mock up some different options for review. I am a complete uni-design amateur so looking for a good “presentation” tool. I have tried some of the web configurators and have been less than impressed. Does anyone have a blank baseball uniform template they care to share? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

  • anotherguy | September 28, 2009 at 6:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”350773″]Shows how much TV has improved. I was 15—old enough to have recognized a confederate flag in a heartbeat—but I never saw it as that. And I watched almost the entire game trying it determine what the heck it was. [/quote]

    Ricko, sounds like your family needed that giant magnifying glass in front of the screen.

    :-))

  • BurghFan | September 28, 2009 at 7:05 pm |

    Wow. Pink shoes with the Steeler throwbacks Sunday night.

    And I predict that pink rally towels won’t go over too well.

  • LarryB | September 28, 2009 at 7:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”350773″][quote comment=”350760″][quote comment=”350755″]The other night I checked in the comments and added a couple. The bad thing is that I was a day late. DOH. The posts were about the Florida Gators and the rebel flag decal that they wore vs Penn State. I had some screen grabs of that o I figured post today for anybody that missed it.

    http://img.photobuck...

    wow…thanks larry…i guess this confirms that it did indeed have the stars and bars and not “WIN” as had been hypothesized[/quote]

    Shows how much TV has improved. I was 15—old enough to have recognized a confederate flag in a heartbeat—but I never saw it as that. And I watched almost the entire game trying it determine what the heck it was. With stadium light refeleciton and all, and black and white TV, I guess the best I could figure was the “WIN” idea.

    As I’ve said many times, learn something new here every day.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I know Ricko’s attention to details and eagle eye are without equal.

    As I said I checked in late the one night and I made a couple of posts. Here I was almost talking to myself since nobody was home. I was in the wrong days comments..

    So I figured to post that screen grab of the rebel flag today. I have a Penn State Football encyclopedia where they talked about why the Gators did that.

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 7:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”350775″]I have been nominated to develop some new uniform combinations for our local travel baseball squads and would like to mock up some different options for review. I am a complete uni-design amateur so looking for a good “presentation” tool. I have tried some of the web configurators and have been less than impressed. Does anyone have a blank baseball uniform template they care to share? Any help would be greatly appreciated.[/quote]

    you could try some things here, or, what a lot of us (i think) do is take a set template and just remove all the features, leaving you with a ‘blank’ template…

    like so

    there are a bunch of graphic artists who frequent the boards, so perhaps they have other ideas, but for now, that’s where i would start

  • LarryB | September 28, 2009 at 7:31 pm |

    Did anybody else wonder about Joe Paterno saturday night? Pouring rain and no hat. I asked on a PSU board about Joe Paterno ever wearing a hat. Some fan posted one picture of him and it looked like 50 or so years ago.

    I know I hate hat hair and if i ever put a hat on it stays on until I get home to wash my hair. But I know if it is pouring rain I wear a hat. And how about wearing glasses in the rain with no hat on?

  • LarryB | September 28, 2009 at 7:32 pm |

    Here is one picture of Paterno wearing a hat

    http://live.psu.edu/...

  • leon | September 28, 2009 at 7:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”350772″][quote comment=”350768″]How about the Tulsa jerseys from last weekend?

    http://www.tulsahurr...

    fuck

    (sorry leon…i had to)[/quote]

    you took the word right out of my mouth.
    At least no depiction of wind on the helmet!

  • leon | September 28, 2009 at 7:40 pm |

    golic wore 80 because he lost 80 lbs on nutri-system. greenie wore 5 because that’s how many pushups he can do.

  • =bg= | September 28, 2009 at 7:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”350703″]P.S. Props to the 49ers for keeping the feel of Rice-Clark-Taylor-Solomon years…more than with just the uni change.

    Only one WR with a number in the teens (Michael Spurlock, #18), rest all in the 80’s. Okay, one of their tight ends wore a number in the 40’s, too. But it looked great.

    Probably could stand three white stripes on the socks, though. Every other expanse of red they wear is broken up by either white stripes, numbers or NOB. Otherwise really nice to see someone ditch the BFBS and not have numbers that have layers and outlines and bevels and drop shadows.

    (Again, NOT SAYING ALL TEAMS SHOULD DO THAT!!! Or that ANY other teams should. Just saying those ‘Nines unis of Montana, et al, are mindful of some stellar teams and it’s good to see that look back again.)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    They need white cleats.

  • =bg= | September 28, 2009 at 7:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”350663″]Jeez, you morons all want everyone to look the same. Solid colored plain unis.

    Why so much hate for something different and bright, I think the Texans and Hawks looked awesome. But you idiots on here for the most part would love to see everyone look like the Oakland Raiders. That’s so plain and boring, why the attraction?

    If you hate every uniform so much that isn’t plain and bland, get a black and white TV so you don’t whine so freaking much.[/quote]

    Don’t know who you are, dude- but check the attitude at the door, OK? You don’t like this site? Don’t read it. Bokay?

  • LarenR | September 28, 2009 at 8:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”350744″]Aren’t the skullcaps supposed to go on first, then the helmet?
    http://www.ufl-footb...

    I know, just kidding, but that lets me tie into this: if there’s no such thing as a stupid question, why do we have a day to celebrate it?
    http://www.holidayin...

    Holiday greetings to everyone![/quote]
    There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots.

  • leon | September 28, 2009 at 8:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”350770″][quote comment=”350768″]How about the Tulsa jerseys from last weekend?[/quote]

    I was blown away by those Tulsa unis…[/quote]

    Bravo! This went over my head the first time I read it.

  • Ricko | September 28, 2009 at 8:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”350784″][quote comment=”350703″]P.S. Props to the 49ers for keeping the feel of Rice-Clark-Taylor-Solomon years…more than with just the uni change.

    Only one WR with a number in the teens (Michael Spurlock, #18), rest all in the 80’s. Okay, one of their tight ends wore a number in the 40’s, too. But it looked great.

    Probably could stand three white stripes on the socks, though. Every other expanse of red they wear is broken up by either white stripes, numbers or NOB. Otherwise really nice to see someone ditch the BFBS and not have numbers that have layers and outlines and bevels and drop shadows.

    (Again, NOT SAYING ALL TEAMS SHOULD DO THAT!!! Or that ANY other teams should. Just saying those ‘Nines unis of Montana, et al, are mindful of some stellar teams and it’s good to see that look back again.)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    They need white cleats.[/quote]

    That, too. Was gonna mention it. Forgot.

    —Ricko

  • anotherguy | September 28, 2009 at 8:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”350780″]Did anybody else wonder about Joe Paterno saturday night? Pouring rain and no hat. [/quote]

    The Almighty does not let it rain on Paterno. :-)) It may have been raining all around him, but there was a 3 foot radius of clear skies right above him at all times.

    Seriously, I think the best you’ll get is a picture of him with a hood-usually from a parka.

  • anotherguy | September 28, 2009 at 8:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”350788″]
    (Again, NOT SAYING ALL TEAMS SHOULD DO THAT!!! Or that ANY other teams should. Just saying those ‘Nines unis of Montana, et al, are mindful of some stellar teams and it’s good to see that look back again.)[/quote]

    Ricko, compare the Montana/Rice era to say, the early 1970’s when the NFC often came down to Niners vs. Cowboys: significant differences in your opinion?

    Seems to me like those “old gold” pants were different, but OTOH the advances in fabrics and technology may account for that.

    Just curious to hear from someone who has a bit of “inside” knowledge on uni’s and advances thru the years.

    TYIA.

  • anotherguy | September 28, 2009 at 8:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”350789″]Seriously, I think the best you’ll get is a picture of him with a hood-usually from a parka.[/quote]

    And to add a thought to my own post… the towel stuffed in the collar is another look you might see.

  • =bg= | September 28, 2009 at 8:56 pm |

    No “Cowboys Stadium” patch on the Cowboys tonite.

  • anotherguy | September 28, 2009 at 8:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”350698″]
    I heard them say that, too. But Joniak called it “seafoam green”. I don’t know if seafoam green would have been any better or worse, but that sure as hell ain’t the color the Hawks were wearing yesterday.[/quote]
    Joniak had a bad game overall yesterday, tripping over his own words more than a few times. Unusual for him; I chalked it up to the two-time-zone-travel rule.

    IIRC, they also mentioned the glare more than once.

    Loud stadium: a shot from the goal post area at ground level showed one of the security guards at the other end of the stadium with his hands over his ears. :-)

  • anotherguy | September 28, 2009 at 8:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”350792″]No “Cowboys Stadium” patch on the Cowboys tonite.[/quote]What? Isn’t that available at the Cowboys Gift Emporium for the low low price of $99.99 (or two easy payments of $59.99)??

  • Randy | September 28, 2009 at 9:17 pm |

    Nothing wrong with the Seahawks alternates, just in the execution. They went with those awful blue pants which made the green tops stand out even more. Had they went with the brighter, white pants those tops would have been a lot softer on the eyes and plenty acceptable… I think they should drop those blue pants altogether.

  • Graf Zeppelin | September 28, 2009 at 9:30 pm |

    I really like the Panthers in black.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | September 28, 2009 at 9:37 pm |

    Anybody get a load of this article on Yahoo Sports?

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Mondo | September 28, 2009 at 9:37 pm |

    i just saw john beason with orange tabs in his helmet then realized that he has the communication device in his helmet like sanchez so i’m guessing that’s what the oranges pieces are.

  • LI Phil | September 28, 2009 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”350797″]Anybody get a load of this article on Yahoo Sports?

    http://sports.yahoo....

    you tryin’ to make me crazy paulie ol’ buddy?

    first you come up with the lime green alt, now this???

    ;)

  • timmy b | September 28, 2009 at 10:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”350780″]Did anybody else wonder about Joe Paterno saturday night? Pouring rain and no hat. I asked on a PSU board about Joe Paterno ever wearing a hat. Some fan posted one picture of him and it looked like 50 or so years ago.

    I know I hate hat hair and if i ever put a hat on it stays on until I get home to wash my hair. But I know if it is pouring rain I wear a hat. And how about wearing glasses in the rain with no hat on?[/quote]

    I think since he became head coach during the LBJ administration, JoePa simply does NOT wear a hat. EV-ER. Rain, heat, cold, snow. He NEVER wears a hat. EV-ER.

  • John C | September 28, 2009 at 10:52 pm |

    [quote]The Mets plan to go retro with their pinstriped home uniforms next season. Those uniforms will change to off-white, as they were in the 1960s, from their current bright white. That will also serve to differentiate the pinstriped uniforms from the solid home uniforms, which will remain the brighter white[/quote]

    Paul, that’s from Adam Rubin at the Daily News, does that mesh with information you have?

  • Kenny Jacobson | September 28, 2009 at 11:03 pm |

    I think the issue with Seattle’s green jerseys is that the overall uniform had too much going on. Gunmetal helmet, green jersey, navy pants… too much. Pair the gunmetal helmet with gunmetal pants and the green jerseys are much more tolerable. Like so.

  • Kenny Jacobson | September 28, 2009 at 11:04 pm |

    Oops.

    Like so.

  • =bg= | September 28, 2009 at 11:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”350796″]I really like the Panthers in black.[/quote]

    I like ’em leaving with an “L.”
    How bout ‘dem Cowboys.

  • Jeff P | September 28, 2009 at 11:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”350804″][quote comment=”350796″]I really like the Panthers in black.[/quote]

    I like ’em leaving with an “L.”
    How bout ‘dem Cowboys.[/quote]

    Both teams sucked. The panthers just sucked more. That should be Delhomme’s last game in a panther uniform.

    I know, same with last game, and the game before that, and the game before that.

  • =bg= | September 28, 2009 at 11:57 pm |

    The Cowboys WERE terrible..in the first half. They pulled it together in the second half. Romo 22-33 for 255 and no picks. I’ll take that.

  • Paul Lukas | September 29, 2009 at 12:29 am |

    [quote comment=”350801″][quote]The Mets plan to go retro with their pinstriped home uniforms next season. Those uniforms will change to off-white, as they were in the 1960s, from their current bright white. That will also serve to differentiate the pinstriped uniforms from the solid home uniforms, which will remain the brighter white[/quote]

    Paul, that’s from Adam Rubin at the Daily News, does that mesh with information you have?[/quote]

    Yes.

  • Jacob | September 29, 2009 at 12:39 am |

    [quote comment=”350586″][quote comment=”350577″][quote comment=”350575″]Can someone explain why the arkansas merit decals are crucifixes?[/quote]
    It is a sledgehammer. The just added it this year. Scroll to bottom of this page: http://www.hogdb.com...

    Thank you
    Can someone explain why the arkansas merit decals are sledgehammers?[/quote]

    this will explain.
    http://www.hogdb.com...

  • Chris | September 29, 2009 at 12:54 am |

    [quote comment=”350671″][quote comment=”350669″][quote comment=”350664″][quote comment=”350662″][quote comment=”350632″]I’m not suggesting the Seahwaks try this next – I’m just curious. What if they wore a neon green jersey with their old unis? It’s worth a look.[/quote]

    you are a sick sick man, jim

    with new helmet…and old helmet[/quote]

    Phil,

    Can you try the current fog blue jerseys with the new navy pants? Also, what would happen if the socks were striped with white and green?[/quote]

    something like this?[/quote]

    Not bad… but I’d rather them stick with what they have. Whether you like the other blue or not, it is a fairly unique color for the NFL… unlike navy which is freakin everywhere.[/quote]

    I have to say, I was intrigued by the Hawks jerseys. What irked me the most was the blue on the pants and epilettes didn’t match the helmet. That was more distracting for me than the green. I would love to see them do a design similar to this with the dark blue, lighter “bruise” blue and white. If they stay with the green, have white epilettes when you wear the white pants, and blue for the blue pants.

  • Pretty Boy Paulie | September 29, 2009 at 1:06 am |

    [quote comment=”350799″][quote comment=”350797″]Anybody get a load of this article on Yahoo Sports?

    http://sports.yahoo....

    you tryin’ to make me crazy paulie ol’ buddy?

    first you come up with the lime green alt, now this???

    ;)[/quote]

    I just couldn’t believe my eyes when I saw it. I was just fuming…But I was compelled to share it.

  • Trav | September 29, 2009 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”350715″]Does anyone know why Golic chose this number? Wasn’t he always #90 when he played football?

    http://farm3.static....

    I believe that 80 is the number his son Jake wore in High School. Greeny always wears #5 because his dad’s favorite player was Joe DiMaggio

  • David McNamara | October 1, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    Chad Pennington has the orange tabs in his helmet with the dolphins as well. It also looks like Brett Favre switched back to his Riddell helmet. You guys probably already knew that though.