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Square-Out to the Lamp Post, on Two

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Check out where the “G” marker was painted in this old NFL shot! That’s a screen grab from some amazing old Sammy Baugh color footage that Larry Bodnovich found on YouTube. It’s broken up into three parts (look here, here, and here), and Larry made a ton of screen shots.

Larry has also made screen shots from Showtime’s AFL series. He’s broken them down by Episode 1 and Episode 2. And in yet another public service, Larry’s also compiled screen shots from the old Bob Hope/Look All-America TV specials. He’s broken these down by year: 1969, 1970, 1972, 1975, and 1976. Please join me in giving Larry a standing O for all this fantastic work.

In case you missed it yesterday, my annual NHL season-preview column on ESPN is here, and I have another ESPN column today, this time devoted to goalie pads, blockers, and gloves — here’s the link. I regret to inform you that there will be no ESPN column tomorrow.

Research project: It’s hard to see in this photo, but Jon Fox says the red line at Boston University’s Agganis Arena has little white paw prints (because the team is called the Terrriers, natch). And as you may have noticed, I mentioned two NHL red line designs in yesterday’s ESPN column, and now I’m thinking this could be a whole new field of study. Blue lines are always solid blue, but red lines often have distinct designs. Let’s try to collect as many of these as we can, shall we? Send your contributions — NHL, minor league, college, whatever — here.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Nike is the latest company to resign from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce due to the Chamber’s neanderthal stance on climate change. … And hey, speaking of Nike and neanderthals. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Never knew Diego Segui just went with his first name while with the A’s. … How many consecutive years have the Cubs failed to win a title? This many (with thanks to Brian Willette). … Want to knit your own team scarf? Okay, so you probably don’t, but here’s how to do it anyway (thanks, Kirsten). … Also from Kirsten: Think all you typeface geeks can tell Arial from Helvetica? Here’s a quiz where you can put that to the test. … Interesting NOB situation on the horizon at Baylor (with thanks to Matt Mitchell). … Mike McAllister has started a new blog devoted to the finer points of golf attire. … Josh Reddick went bespectacled last night (with thanks to Andy Chalifour). … What’s the story behind this NOB? The guy’s name is apparently Mister M-Cotton, at least if you believe this page, but I’m having a hard time wrapping my head around that one. Still, check out the pop-up “Select a Player” roster listing on the right — it appears to be true! (As submitted by John Boris.) … Man, those pink captaincy patches are gonna look like total shite. … Here’s an interesting little tidbit: Flickr is owned by Yahoo, and you may have noticed about a week ago that the Flickr logo was suddenly saddled with a bit of Yahoo logo creep — highly annoying. So annoying, in fact, that someone quickly developed a script that restores the Flickr logo to its Yahoo-free state. The script, which is designed for Firefox, works like a charm. To install it, first install Greasemonkey, then restart Firefox, and then install the script. Now if someone could just develop something similar to for all the logo creep in the sports world. … Todd Richard wants the Mets to bring back Bobby Valentine and has come up with a logo for the cause. Naturally, I can’t abide the black drop shadow, but the basic concept is a good one. … As if next Monday’s Vikes/Pack game didn’t have enough drama, it now appears that the Vikings will be wearing throwbacks (with thanks to Damian Diaz). … Hey, look who else is wearing pink (as reported by a lovestruck Morris Levin). … New mask for Kari Lehtonen (with thanks to Tyler Hull). … In addition, Teebz described some new masks in yesterday’s comments. Sorry I wasn’t able to get these into yesterday’s ESPN column — didn’t know about them until it was too late. … Good article here about the guy who designed the Canucks’ orginal stick-in-rink logo (“although it doesn’t mention that he used green and blue to symbolize trees and water,” adds Jim Wilkie). … Hmmm, what do you suppose Leland Irving is looking at?

 

237 comments to Square-Out to the Lamp Post, on Two

  • Ryan B | October 1, 2009 at 8:47 am |

    I got 20/20 on the Arial vs. Helvetica quiz – it’s really easy if you know what to look for. (I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t taken it yet.)

  • Robert Eden (formerly Robert in Dallas) | October 1, 2009 at 8:54 am |

    The shots from the old Bob Hope shows are fantastic. I used to look forward to that show every year. Toward the end, Hope was extremely feeble and the jokes no longer worked, which was a damn shame.

    It is funny how some of the players would forget to bring their helmets, and they would fidget because they did not know what to do with their hands.

  • Hank | October 1, 2009 at 8:57 am |

    Leland Irving, in the crease indeed.

  • Robert Eden (formerly Robert in Dallas) | October 1, 2009 at 8:59 am |

    And when a player forgot both his helmet and his shoulder pads, he would look just plain beaten down.

    http://picasaweb.goo...

  • DW | October 1, 2009 at 9:02 am |

    A bunch of the NY Rangers were on Letterman Wednesday night for a top 10 list, wearing the home blues, which old Dave said were the best, most classic uniforms in the NHL. Those same Rangers, from Brashear to Avery and a bunch in-between, later brought some girl singer/dancer from Hockeytown named Ciccone on stage via a litter of hockey sticks.

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009
    Top Ten Things Never Before Spoken By A Hockey Player presented by the New York Rangers

    10.”Instead of fighting, why don’t we work things out over brunch?”
    Donald Brashear
    9.”Between you and me, I have no idea what the hell ‘icing’ is”
    Dan Girardi
    8.”What this team needs is a skating kitty”
    Marian Gaborik
    7.”I really wish these fans would watch their language”
    Brandon Dubinsky
    6.”High scorer gets to pick which Barbra Streisand CD we listen to on the bus”
    Chris Drury
    5.”Forget all the goals and the awards — Gordie Howe has one nice looking butt”
    Marc Staal
    4.”For good luck, I lick the puck”
    Christopher Higgins
    3.”My real dream is to work at an insurance company”
    Ryan Callahan
    2.”Who can concentrate on hockey when Jennifer Aniston still hasn’t found love?”
    Henrik Lundqvist
    1.”I wish Letterman was on at ten”
    Sean Avery

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 9:02 am |

    Hmmm, what do you suppose Leland Irving is looking at?
    Jill
    Biscuit in the basket
    One timer
    Poke check
    Wrap around
    Playoff beard
    Cherry picking
    Sin bin
    Butterfly
    Stacking the pads
    5 Hole

    Go Caps

  • Beardface | October 1, 2009 at 9:03 am |

    Paul, I know you said to email you, but my email has been fritzy lately. The Carolina Hurricanes changed their center ice logo from the alternate logo (flag) they had last year back to the main hurricane logo they wear on the front of their sweaters.

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2009 at 9:04 am |

    great grabs larry!

  • glen | October 1, 2009 at 9:10 am |

    I really like these black TV numbers!

  • glen | October 1, 2009 at 9:11 am |
  • Hank | October 1, 2009 at 9:12 am |

    Not a Showtime susbscriber so seeing those AFL screenshots is great. From Sid Gillman all professored-out to Pat The Patriot unis to the Jets’ jet sideline car. Dynamite stuff.

  • glen | October 1, 2009 at 9:15 am |

    I am a bit biased, but Mike Phipps uni looks superb!

    http://picasaweb.goo...

  • mmwatkin | October 1, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    Reading the comments in the ESPN column just reaffirms why teams continue to produce crappy looking jerseys…

    …they will always have some teenager who just thinks the look is so…(what the devil do these young people say these days?)…tight(?)

  • Hank | October 1, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    [quote comment=”351307″]Hmmm, what do you suppose Leland Irving is looking at?
    Jill
    Biscuit in the basket
    One timer
    Poke check
    Wrap around
    Playoff beard
    Cherry picking
    Sin bin
    Butterfly
    Stacking the pads
    5 Hole

    Go Caps[/quote]

    Tickling the twine

  • JohnnyO | October 1, 2009 at 9:31 am |

    Attention Mike McAllister:

    As a golf pro, and as someone who has played golf since they were nine, and as a Wisconsin native, I actually know the reason Jerry Kelly is obsessed with the number 13. In an article titled “What’s in my bag” from Golf Digest a few years ago, Jerry let us know the reason he loves the number 13 is because everyone else thinks it is an unlucky number. He goes on to say that is everyone thinks it is unlucky, that means there is a whole bunch of good karma and luck waiting to be taken from it. As you stated in your blog, he puts it on his hat and bag, but he also writes it on his golf ball too.

    The reason I remember this story vividly is because I like Kelly’s response so much, I adopted 13 as a lucky number for myself. Everyone always tries to stay away form 13, while Jerry, and myself, try to embrace it.

    Like I said, this was from a Golf Digest article a few years back. Maybe ’05, ’06, ’07? I can’t really remember. But when I get home from work, I have a lot of back issues of GD, and I will try and find the exact article and quotes for you.

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    Congrats to Mike McAllister on his golf blog. Have only skimmed it so far but looks like a winner. Funky title, distinctive logo, reads well. The Jerry Kelly vid was fun.
    Good luck.

  • Sarran | October 1, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=\”351310\”]I really like these black TV numbers![/quote]
    Those jumped out at me too.

  • Nick | October 1, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    1976 Bob Hope All-American Show

    #56, Yellow jersey, Silver helmet with an “I”.

    Who is this guy and which team is he representing?

  • Broadway Connie | October 1, 2009 at 9:39 am |

    “…Nike is the latest company to resign from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce due to the Chamber’s neanderthal stance on climate change. … And hey, speaking of Nike and neanderthals. … ”

    ***
    Wait a minute, Paul. No need to trash the Neanderthals. What did they ever do to earn such a bad rap? It’s all Homo sapiens triumphalism. OK, the Neanders were a little slow in the tool-making department, and they never managed to do of any of that cave-painting stuff that the Cro Magnons perfected, but there is nothing in the fossil record to indicate that they were at all involved in subverting climate science or staging Pit Bull death spectacles. A few wooly mammoth bones, sure… All in all, they were nice enough folks with some conspicuous eyebrows.

  • Chad | October 1, 2009 at 9:45 am |

    the dirty sanchez pic from the other day has begun to make it’s rounds http://www.topcultur...

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 9:46 am |

    Nice job on the screen grabs, Larry. I noticed in 1969 Jack Tatum’s tv numbers were black and by 1970 sanity was restored and they were white. Jack’s ‘fro was getting a little freakier by then, also.

  • JohnnyO | October 1, 2009 at 9:49 am |

    [quote comment=”351316″]Attention Mike McAllister:

    As a golf pro, and as someone who has played golf since they were nine, and as a Wisconsin native, I actually know the reason Jerry Kelly is obsessed with the number 13. In an article titled “What’s in my bag” from Golf Digest a few years ago, Jerry let us know the reason he loves the number 13 is because everyone else thinks it is an unlucky number. He goes on to say that is everyone thinks it is unlucky, that means there is a whole bunch of good karma and luck waiting to be taken from it. As you stated in your blog, he puts it on his hat and bag, but he also writes it on his golf ball too.

    The reason I remember this story vividly is because I like Kelly’s response so much, I adopted 13 as a lucky number for myself. Everyone always tries to stay away form 13, while Jerry, and myself, try to embrace it.

    Like I said, this was from a Golf Digest article a few years back. Maybe ’05, ’06, ’07? I can’t really remember. But when I get home from work, I have a lot of back issues of GD, and I will try and find the exact article and quotes for you.[/quote]

    I found it for you Mike. It comes from the June 2003 issue of Golf Digest, under “What’s in my bag”. This is Jerry Kelly’s exact quote from that magazine why his lucky number is 13:

    “My lucky number is 13, and my lucky day is Friday the 13th. With everybody thinking about bad luck that day, there’s always going to be good karma floating around.”

    I hope this helps! I look forward to reading your blog more often now. Good luck!

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”351319″]1976 Bob Hope All-American Show

    #56, Yellow jersey, Silver helmet with an “I”.

    Who is this guy and which team is he representing?[/quote]

    John Yarno, Idaho

  • TC Lofton | October 1, 2009 at 9:51 am |

    Now now, Broadway Connie… as a former curator, I must insist you retract your slander against the Neanderthals… it was Homo Sapiens who wiped out both Mastadonts and Mammoths, at least in the United States. Those poor Neanderthals were already in the ground…
    *adjusts glasses, snorts*

  • Hank | October 1, 2009 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”351319″]1976 Bob Hope All-American Show

    #56, Yellow jersey, Silver helmet with an “I”.

    Who is this guy and which team is he representing?[/quote]

    Looks to be John Yarno, University of Idaho.
    https://admin.xosn.c...

  • Hank | October 1, 2009 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”351325″]Now now, Broadway Connie… as a former curator, I must insist you retract your slander against the Neanderthals… it was Homo Sapiens who wiped out both Mastadonts and Mammoths, at least in the United States. Those poor Neanderthals were already in the ground…
    *adjusts glasses, snorts*[/quote]

    Must’ve been so easy, a caveman could do it.

  • Nick | October 1, 2009 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”351322″]Nice job on the screen grabs, Larry. I noticed in 1969 Jack Tatum’s tv numbers were black and by 1970 sanity was restored and they were white. Jack’s ‘fro was getting a little freakier by then, also.[/quote]

    I have the impression that the Ohio State TV numbers thart are Black were added on to a jersey that previously did not plan to have TV numbers.

    Anybody from OSU know if this is the case?

  • interlockingtc | October 1, 2009 at 9:54 am |

    There is no mention in the Joe Borovich article about how his stick-in-rink was bastardized (er…altered…er, tweaked), and what his reaction was. Curious.

  • Adrian Brashier | October 1, 2009 at 9:58 am |

    I wish someone like O’Brien, Leno, or Letterman would bring back the All-American Team segments.

  • Nick | October 1, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    Looking at the uniforms worn in the 1969-1976 era from the Bob Hope All-American show, is there any question as to how much better these uniforms looked compared to today’s manufacturer-templated messes?

  • Richard Stover | October 1, 2009 at 10:02 am |

    Great job Larry. In the first pic I noticed the Patriots coach (I’m assuming that’s a pic of the head coach) Lou Saban wearing a jacket with the Bissell “Pat Patriot” logo, while his players had the original Patriot “tri-cornered hat” logo.

  • TC Lofton | October 1, 2009 at 10:04 am |

    Anybody know when Bob stopped doing the All-American segments? I know that he was doing them when Aaron Taylor was at ND, but I’m not sure when he bowed out for health reasons.

  • Nick | October 1, 2009 at 10:05 am |

    1976 Bob Hope All-American Show

    #43, Burnt Orange jersey, same color helmet.

    Which team other than Texas uses Burnt Orange?

    Who is this guy and which team is he representing?

    (Sorry to be the pestering questioner)

  • Nick | October 1, 2009 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”351331″]I wish someone like O’Brien, Leno, or Letterman would bring back the All-American Team segments.[/quote]

    That would be a GRAND IDEA given the hours these guys have to fill, and the dreck that often fills them.

  • chance michaels | October 1, 2009 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”351333″]Great job Larry. In the first pic I noticed the Patriots coach (I’m assuming that’s a pic of the head coach) Lou Saban wearing a jacket with the Bissell “Pat Patriot” logo, while his players had the original Patriot “tri-cornered hat” logo.[/quote]
    One was the team’s primary logo, one was the team’s helmet logo. Nothing wrong with that.

    Man, I love that helmet logo. Pat’s charming in his own way, but never worked for me on the helmet.

  • JTH | October 1, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”351336″][quote comment=”351331″]I wish someone like O’Brien, Leno, or Letterman would bring back the All-American Team segments.[/quote]

    That would be a GRAND IDEA given the hours these guys have to fill, and the dreck that often fills them.[/quote]
    Which makes Leno the perfect candidate to run with this idea. Plus, his show’s on in prime time.

  • Hott Rodd | October 1, 2009 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”351338″][quote comment=”351336″][quote comment=”351331″]I wish someone like O’Brien, Leno, or Letterman would bring back the All-American Team segments.[/quote]

    That would be a GRAND IDEA given the hours these guys have to fill, and the dreck that often fills them.[/quote]
    Which makes Leno the perfect candidate to run with this idea. Plus, his show’s on in prime time.[/quote]

    Wait Jay Leno still has a show? Why doesn’t NBC do a better job of promoting this?

  • glen | October 1, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”351326″][quote comment=”351319″]1976 Bob Hope All-American Show

    #56, Yellow jersey, Silver helmet with an “I”.

    Who is this guy and which team is he representing?[/quote]

    Looks to be John Yarno, University of Idaho.
    https://admin.xosn.c...

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”351335″]1976 Bob Hope All-American Show

    #43, Burnt Orange jersey, same color helmet.

    Which team other than Texas uses Burnt Orange?

    Who is this guy and which team is he representing?

    (Sorry to be the pestering questioner)[/quote]

    I think it’s Terry Miller from Oklahoma St.

  • JTH | October 1, 2009 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”351313″]I am a bit biased, but Mike Phipps uni looks superb!

    http://picasaweb.goo...
    Ugh. Don’t bring up that name.

    One of the worst sartorial decisions I ever made was when I was picking out a Bears jersey at Kmart or Woolco or Zayre or wherever (those of you who were kids in the late 70s/early 80s might remember these “jerseys” that in no way resembled the real thing — block numbers, block “BEARS” wordmark on the front, no NOB, no TV numbers…), I went with Mike Phipps instead of Walter Payton because everybody else had the Payton shirt.

  • JTH | October 1, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”351339″][quote comment=”351338″][quote comment=”351336″][quote comment=”351331″]I wish someone like O’Brien, Leno, or Letterman would bring back the All-American Team segments.[/quote]

    That would be a GRAND IDEA given the hours these guys have to fill, and the dreck that often fills them.[/quote]
    Which makes Leno the perfect candidate to run with this idea. Plus, his show’s on in prime time.[/quote]

    Wait Jay Leno still has a show? Why doesn’t NBC do a better job of promoting this?[/quote]
    Yeah, kinda like that poor Frank Caliendo. If only TBS had done something to get the word out about his show…

  • Paul Lukas | October 1, 2009 at 10:23 am |

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

  • TommyD | October 1, 2009 at 10:31 am |

    A nice shirt for a great cause… from two franchises that usually don’t acknowledge the other’s existence.

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

  • M.Princip | October 1, 2009 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”351324″][quote comment=”351319″]1976 Bob Hope All-American Show

    #56, Yellow jersey, Silver helmet with an “I”.

    Who is this guy and which team is he representing?[/quote]

    John Yarno, Idaho[/quote]

    Drafted by the Seahawks in 1977.

  • M.Princip | October 1, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    Thank you Larry for using Picasa Web Albums, thus, I can actually see these at work. Love this Boston Patriots logo on these sweaters.

    Also, great to see all those old Dungard fitted lids in the Look All America Bob Hope specials.

  • mike 2 | October 1, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”351302″]I got 20/20 on the Arial vs. Helvetica quiz – it’s really easy if you know what to look for. (I won’t spoil it for those who haven’t taken it yet.)[/quote]

    I’m embarrassed to have gotten 8/20.

    Embarrassed because its worse than I would have done by guessing AND because I watched the terrific “Helvetica” documentary a few weeks ago.

    http://www.helvetica...

    Awesome movie if typefaces and signage are your sort of thing.

  • Chad | October 1, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”351321″]the dirty sanchez pic from the other day has begun to make it’s rounds http://www.topcultur...

  • Chad | October 1, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”351349″][quote comment=”351321″]the dirty sanchez pic from the other day has begun to make it’s rounds http://www.topcultur...

    Art Florio gets no credit

  • Perry | October 1, 2009 at 10:45 am |

    It’s funny how in those old NFL films, guys would get knocked down and get up and keep running. You had to be tackled and stopped, not just knocked down. When did the rule change? I know it was before I started watching in the early 60s.

  • M.Princip | October 1, 2009 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”351344″]Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Wonderful job with this Paul.

    After examining the lot, I would have to say that goalie mask rule #1 should be: Make sure the graphics are bold, clean, and follow the less is more rule. Because, from a distance, the real busy illustrated masks simply look like color vomit.

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”351344″]Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    while my eyes usually glaze over at the subject of goalie pads, i gotta say, nice job and a big shout out to tyler hull for an outstanding contribution

    ok…back to the major sports now, paul ;)

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    oh…and on the subject of goalie masks…they are really getting out of hand now with all that customization and such

    i long for the old days when players wore simple classics

  • M.Princip | October 1, 2009 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”351355″]oh…and on the subject of goalie masks…they are really getting out of hand now with all that customization and such

    i long for the old days when players wore simple classics[/quote]

    …..that would make you shit your pants.

  • mike 2 | October 1, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    At the risk of coming across like an old “get off my lawn” guy, I do miss the old goalie equipment. Simple masks, brown leather gear, pads by Kenesky.

    http://thatsmyboy03....

    I don’t expect goalies to go back to the old-school pads and masks, but it would be cool if a couple goalies did a simple mask and brown pads rather than coming out looking like a 1970s custom painted van.

    Also compare the way Vachon looked to the way today’s goalies fill the net. Quite a difference, no?

    http://www.sharkspag...

  • JL | October 1, 2009 at 11:13 am |

    I have the impression that the Ohio State TV numbers thart are Black were added on to a jersey that previously did not plan to have TV numbers.

    Anybody from OSU know if this is the case?[/quote]

    I wasn’t around in the late 60’s, since I am 30 years old, but I sort of have a slight grasp on OSU uniform history. Though I don’t know any exact reasoning for black TV numbers, I know in 1993 OSU wore throwback jerseys at home games that were supposed to signify the 25-year anniversary of the 1968 championship season, which Jack Tatum was apart of.

    However, I recall the jerseys from 1993 having the TV numbers partly overlapping the sleeve-stripes and not resting entirely on the shoulder as Tatum’s is in these screen grabs. I’ve done some quick google searching but I’m having trouble finding any such images or websites with reference to this, sorry.

  • JTH | October 1, 2009 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”351354″][quote comment=”351344″]Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    while my eyes usually glaze over at the subject of goalie pads, i gotta say, nice job and a big shout out to tyler hull for an outstanding contribution

    ok…back to the major sports now, paul ;)[/quote]
    Word.

    And I agree with Tyler. Huet’s red gear looked great, especially with the gold accents.

    Plus, it looked particularly good with the Winter Classic uni, which will be the Hawks’ alt this year.

    By the way, has anyone mentioned that with the departure of Nikolai Khabibulin, Huet has made the change to #39? So now, he’ll look even more similar to how Khabibulin looked last year.

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 11:18 am |

    Re:Goalies
    Never having played hockey, I’m still unsure of how to differentiate between r/h shot and l/h shot. With that in mind, are there l/h goalies and r/h goalies? If I use baseball as a comparison, a r/hander wears his glove on l/hand and vice versa. Is this true of goalies-does a r/hander wear the catching glove on the left hand? If so, are goalies predominantly r/h? Are there any l/h goalies? As a bonus, help me understand how to identify r/h shot vs. l/h shot.

    Thank you (somewhat sheepishly) in advance.

  • ATLShaun | October 1, 2009 at 11:19 am |

    the old Sammy Baugh footage is amazing! i LOVE the color on color… so glad that will be back…

  • matt | October 1, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    Judging by your clothing, apartment and attitude (ie-a NY hipster), I would think YOU of all people would be a little more tolerant of different ideas.

  • Christopher | October 1, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    Nike and Vick apparently don’t have a contract, Nike now says:

    http://sports.espn.g...

  • HockeyBob | October 1, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”351307″]Hmmm, what do you suppose Leland Irving is looking at?
    Jill
    Biscuit in the basket
    One timer
    Poke check
    Wrap around
    Playoff beard
    Cherry picking
    Sin bin
    Butterfly
    Stacking the pads
    5 Hole

    Go Caps[/quote]

    More Sean Avery sloppy seconds?

  • hofflalu | October 1, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    There’s discussion on the Twins look for next year on the twinsballpark2010.com site. Talk about “Minnesota” script on the away unis, plus cap info and the like. Here’s the link; scroll to posts 275 to 292 to see the relevant info:

    http://twinsballpark...

  • The Jeff | October 1, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”351364″]the old Sammy Baugh footage is amazing! i LOVE the color on color… so glad that will be back…[/quote]

    -blink-

    What?

  • MPowers1634 | October 1, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”351307″]Hmmm, what do you suppose Leland Irving is looking at?
    Jill
    Biscuit in the basket
    One timer
    Poke check
    Wrap around
    Playoff beard
    Cherry picking
    Sin bin
    Butterfly
    Stacking the pads
    5 Hole

    Go Caps[/quote]

    Butterfly and 5 Hole are the best!

  • JTH | October 1, 2009 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”351363″]Re:Goalies
    Never having played hockey, I’m still unsure of how to differentiate between r/h shot and l/h shot. With that in mind, are there l/h goalies and r/h goalies? If I use baseball as a comparison, a r/hander wears his glove on l/hand and vice versa. Is this true of goalies-does a r/hander wear the catching glove on the left hand? If so, are goalies predominantly r/h? Are there any l/h goalies? As a bonus, help me understand how to identify r/h shot vs. l/h shot.

    Thank you (somewhat sheepishly) in advance.[/quote]
    OK, since none of the “hockey wing” has answered, lemme take a shot at this.

    Goalies: I believe the usual terminology is “regular” and “full right.” Regular: catching glove on your left hand; stick and blocker in/on the right. Full right is the opposite.

    As for left/right handed shot, it’s just like swinging a bat or golf club.

  • Hank | October 1, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”351363″]Re:Goalies
    Never having played hockey, I’m still unsure of how to differentiate between r/h shot and l/h shot. With that in mind, are there l/h goalies and r/h goalies? If I use baseball as a comparison, a r/hander wears his glove on l/hand and vice versa. Is this true of goalies-does a r/hander wear the catching glove on the left hand? If so, are goalies predominantly r/h? Are there any l/h goalies? As a bonus, help me understand how to identify r/h shot vs. l/h shot.

    Thank you (somewhat sheepishly) in advance.[/quote]

    l/h shot: blade of stick is controlled by the left arm/hand and the butt end by the right arm/hand. Just switch for r/h shot.

    Goalies with the blocker on the left hand are considered left-handed goalies. The reverse for righties.

  • GoTerriers | October 1, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”351363″]Re:Goalies
    Never having played hockey, I’m still unsure of how to differentiate between r/h shot and l/h shot. With that in mind, are there l/h goalies and r/h goalies? If I use baseball as a comparison, a r/hander wears his glove on l/hand and vice versa. Is this true of goalies-does a r/hander wear the catching glove on the left hand? If so, are goalies predominantly r/h? Are there any l/h goalies? As a bonus, help me understand how to identify r/h shot vs. l/h shot.

    Thank you (somewhat sheepishly) in advance.[/quote]
    Pretty simply, really. A RH shot’s shooting position resembles a RH batter in baseball (right hand on top). A LH shot is the opposite. Their sticks are also curved in the opposite directions.

    As far as goalies go, there are for sure LH and RH goalies and, yes, they do wear their catching gloves on opposite hands and have the different curves on their sticks. LH goalies are not as predominant as RH goalies. Therefore many skaters feel that it’s harder to score on a LH goalie because what you’re used to shooting at is “backwards” (glove on shooters left vs shooters right, stick side is reversed, etc.) Tom Barrasso, the Stanley Cup-winning goaltender from the Penguins (sorry, Sabres fans) was left-handed as is current NY Islanders netminder, Rick DiPietro. There are many others, I’m sure (including my brother-in-law who is no one famous) but Barrasso and DiPietro are the two that jump immediately to mind.
    Hope that helps!

  • Squiddie | October 1, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    Chad Ocho Cinco has been twittering about some of the pink gear he and other will be wearing for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

    Shoes

    Sweat bands

    Pink ribbon stickers

  • JTH | October 1, 2009 at 11:43 am |
  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    Thank you, JTH and Hank.
    Really like that “regular” and “full right” thing.
    So north of the border sounding.
    :)

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2009 at 11:47 am |

    [quote]current NY Islanders netminder, Rick DiPietro[/quote]

    who?

  • Mark Dancer | October 1, 2009 at 11:48 am |

    Chad Ochocinco just posted a photo of a full sheet of the NFL Breast Cancer Awareness helmet stickers on Twitter:

    http://twitpic.com/j...

  • JTH | October 1, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”351374″]Chad Ocho Cinco has been twittering about some of the pink gear he and other will be wearing for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

    Shoes

    Sweat bands

    Pink ribbon stickers[/quote]
    Teebz is gonna love these.

  • War Damn Eagle | October 1, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”351368″]There’s discussion on the Twins look for next year on the twinsballpark2010.com site. Talk about “Minnesota” script on the away unis, plus cap info and the like. Here’s the link; scroll to posts 275 to 292 to see the relevant info:

    http://twinsballpark...

    The script “Minnesota” from the Wild’s new alt jersey would look great on a Twins road jersey, I think.

  • GoTerriers | October 1, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”351378″][quote]current NY Islanders netminder, Rick DiPietro[/quote]

    who?[/quote]
    Sorry, replace “current” with “frequently injured, often absent, 15-year contract (oops) holding”

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”351374″]Chad Ocho Cinco has been twittering about some of the pink gear he and other will be wearing for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

    Shoes

    Sweat bands

    Pink ribbon stickers[/quote]

    Heard they’re calling the shoes “Good N Plenties”.

  • JTH | October 1, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”351377″]Thank you, JTH and Hank.
    Really like that “regular” and “full right” thing.
    So north of the border sounding.
    :)[/quote]
    It’d be even better if they followed the lead of surfing/snowboarding/skateboarding: regular stance vs. goofy foot.

  • GoTerriers | October 1, 2009 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”351384″][quote comment=”351377″]Thank you, JTH and Hank.
    Really like that “regular” and “full right” thing.
    So north of the border sounding.
    :)[/quote]
    It’d be even better if they followed the lead of surfing/snowboarding/skateboarding: regular stance vs. goofy foot.[/quote]
    Most goalies I know are goofy enough without giving them the official title . . . .

  • Hank | October 1, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”351385″][quote comment=”351384″][quote comment=”351377″]Thank you, JTH and Hank.
    Really like that “regular” and “full right” thing.
    So north of the border sounding.
    :)[/quote]
    It’d be even better if they followed the lead of surfing/snowboarding/skateboarding: regular stance vs. goofy foot.[/quote]
    Most goalies I know are goofy enough without giving them the official title . . . .[/quote]

    Of course being a l/h shot in hockey doesn’t mean the player is lefthanded in life. I may be mistaken, but I recall reading that a majority of NHLers (non-goalies) are lefthanded shots. Wonder why that is?

  • Alan #44 | October 1, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”351306″]A bunch of the NY Rangers were on Letterman Wednesday night for a top 10 list, wearing the home blues, which old Dave said were the best, most classic uniforms in the NHL. Those same Rangers, from Brashear to Avery and a bunch in-between, later brought some girl singer/dancer from Hockeytown named Ciccone on stage via a litter of hockey sticks.

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009
    Top Ten Things Never Before Spoken By A Hockey Player presented by the New York Rangers

    10.”Instead of fighting, why don’t we work things out over brunch?”
    Donald Brashear
    9.”Between you and me, I have no idea what the hell ‘icing’ is”
    Dan Girardi
    8.”What this team needs is a skating kitty”
    Marian Gaborik
    7.”I really wish these fans would watch their language”
    Brandon Dubinsky
    6.”High scorer gets to pick which Barbra Streisand CD we listen to on the bus”
    Chris Drury
    5.”Forget all the goals and the awards — Gordie Howe has one nice looking butt”
    Marc Staal
    4.”For good luck, I lick the puck”
    Christopher Higgins
    3.”My real dream is to work at an insurance company”
    Ryan Callahan
    2.”Who can concentrate on hockey when Jennifer Aniston still hasn’t found love?”
    Henrik Lundqvist
    1.”I wish Letterman was on at ten”
    Sean Avery[/quote]

    OK, I am a HUGE Ranger fan. I check their website every day. This morning there was a picture of a jersey they were giving to Letterman. The nameplate on it had the wrong font and wrong letter curve. I was going to save it and send to Paul, but had to run into a meeting. I just get out of the meeting and the pic is gone! Damn those Reebok police!

  • Squiddie | October 1, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    Sorry about the expired images. Try again

    Shoes

    Sweat bands

  • Teebz | October 1, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”351386″][quote comment=”351385″][quote comment=”351384″][quote comment=”351377″]Thank you, JTH and Hank.
    Really like that “regular” and “full right” thing.
    So north of the border sounding.
    :)[/quote]
    It’d be even better if they followed the lead of surfing/snowboarding/skateboarding: regular stance vs. goofy foot.[/quote]
    Most goalies I know are goofy enough without giving them the official title . . . .[/quote]

    Of course being a l/h shot in hockey doesn’t mean the player is lefthanded in life. I may be mistaken, but I recall reading that a majority of NHLers (non-goalies) are lefthanded shots. Wonder why that is?[/quote]

    90% of the world is right-handed. If you’re right-handed, you shoot left.

  • GoTerriers | October 1, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”351389″][quote comment=”351386″][quote comment=”351385″][quote comment=”351384″][quote comment=”351377″]Thank you, JTH and Hank.
    Really like that “regular” and “full right” thing.
    So north of the border sounding.
    :)[/quote]
    It’d be even better if they followed the lead of surfing/snowboarding/skateboarding: regular stance vs. goofy foot.[/quote]
    Most goalies I know are goofy enough without giving them the official title . . . .[/quote]

    Of course being a l/h shot in hockey doesn’t mean the player is lefthanded in life. I may be mistaken, but I recall reading that a majority of NHLers (non-goalies) are lefthanded shots. Wonder why that is?[/quote]

    90% of the world is right-handed. If you’re right-handed, you shoot left.[/quote]

    Is that why my shot sucks so much? I play golf RH, Bat RH, write RH and shoot RH. I must be the exception that proves the rule . . .

  • Teebz | October 1, 2009 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”351390″][quote comment=”351389″][quote comment=”351386″][quote comment=”351385″][quote comment=”351384″][quote comment=”351377″]Thank you, JTH and Hank.
    Really like that “regular” and “full right” thing.
    So north of the border sounding.
    :)[/quote]
    It’d be even better if they followed the lead of surfing/snowboarding/skateboarding: regular stance vs. goofy foot.[/quote]
    Most goalies I know are goofy enough without giving them the official title . . . .[/quote]

    Of course being a l/h shot in hockey doesn’t mean the player is lefthanded in life. I may be mistaken, but I recall reading that a majority of NHLers (non-goalies) are lefthanded shots. Wonder why that is?[/quote]

    90% of the world is right-handed. If you’re right-handed, you shoot left.[/quote]

    Is that why my shot sucks so much? I play golf RH, Bat RH, write RH and shoot RH. I must be the exception that proves the rule . . .[/quote]

    You’re what we call “messed up”. LOL

    No, there’s nothing wrong with being backwards. If you’re right-handed, though, you have a weak fulcrum for your shot.

  • GoTerriers | October 1, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”351391″]
    You’re what we call “messed up”. LOL

    No, there’s nothing wrong with being backwards. If you’re right-handed, though, you have a weak fulcrum for your shot.[/quote]

    That’s okay, my “weak fulcrum” is compensated for by my “piss-poor skating”.

  • Teebz | October 1, 2009 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”351392″][quote comment=”351391″]
    You’re what we call “messed up”. LOL

    No, there’s nothing wrong with being backwards. If you’re right-handed, though, you have a weak fulcrum for your shot.[/quote]

    That’s okay, my “weak fulcrum” is compensated for by my “piss-poor skating”.[/quote]

    LOL… all it means is that when you play defence, your weaker hand controls the stick. When defencemen skate backwards, they allow the top hand to control the stick with one hand. If your stronger hand is controlling the stick, you have better coordination and power.

    It works on offence too. Your wrist shot is generated from the top hand on your stick. on slapshots, your top hand is your guide hand (aka aiming). Of course, it helps to have your more coordinated hand doing the driving, but it really makes the biggest impact on wrist shots and defensive play.

  • M-Max | October 1, 2009 at 12:27 pm |

    Hey paul, as a diehard hockey fan and former goalie I love the ESPN article, but the picture you have linked to Mathieu Garon of the Bluejackets from last year is incorrect. That’s actually Dany Sabourin who was traded to Edmonton for Garon last year.

  • John T | October 1, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    From letterman last night

    Drury does not look very happy….

    http://www.facebook....

    http://www.facebook....

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 12:36 pm |

    As a child, there were two things for which I begged my parents to let me stay up late: Howard Cosell’s halftime highlights and Bob Hope’s All-American teams. Thanks for the memories, as Bob would say!

    Dig the Chicago Cardinals blue jerseys in the Sammy Baugh video. They’re in the last set of screen shots before the fight song, or around the 2-minute mark of part three. I like those Brooklyn Yanks unis, too.

    The lamp post at the goal line reminds me of the old Akron Rubber Bowl. There were light towers along the sideline, including one right at midfield.

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”351396″]As a child, there were two things for which I begged my parents to let me stay up late: Howard Cosell’s halftime highlights and Bob Hope’s All-American teams. Thanks for the memories, as Bob would say!

    Dig the Chicago Cardinals blue jerseys in the Sammy Baugh video. They’re in the last set of screen shots before the fight song, or around the 2-minute mark of part three. I like those Brooklyn Yanks unis, too.

    The lamp post at the goal line reminds me of the old Akron Rubber Bowl. There were light towers along the sideline, including one right at midfield.[/quote]

    Whoops…Boston Yanks.

  • Karim | October 1, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    http://twitpic.com/j...

    The Jaguars’ safety Reggie Nelson’s gloves and cleats for the game this week. His mother passed away from breast cancer, so he is a big Breast Cancer awareness guy.

  • Hott Rodd | October 1, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    LOL… all it means is that when you play defense, your weaker hand controls the stick. When defensemen skate backwards, they allow the top hand to control the stick with one hand. If your stronger hand is controlling the stick, you have better coordination and power.

    It works on offense too. Your wrist shot is generated from the top hand on your stick. on slapshots, your top hand is your guide hand (aka aiming). Of course, it helps to have your more coordinated hand doing the driving, but it really makes the biggest impact on wrist shots and defensive play.

    /fixed

  • MPowers1634 | October 1, 2009 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”351385″][quote comment=”351384″][quote comment=”351377″]Thank you, JTH and Hank.
    Really like that “regular” and “full right” thing.
    So north of the border sounding.
    :)[/quote]
    It’d be even better if they followed the lead of surfing/snowboarding/skateboarding: regular stance vs. goofy foot.[/quote]
    Most goalies I know are goofy enough without giving them the official title . . . .[/quote]

    that’s because they dont breathe well…the “hair” everywhere is killing them.

  • ALK | October 1, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    I am not too surprised about Mister M-cotton. My fiance works in an inner-city school and has a few kids w/ names like “La-a”, which is pronounced “Ladasha”.

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2009 at 12:57 pm |

    unfortunately, the NFL did not foresee the consequences of allowing breast cancer sticker access to ocho pinko

  • adam | October 1, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    in those amazing redskins highlights, the chicago cardinals appear to be in blue rather than “cardinal red” i was unaware of this. was it a long standing situation, or a mere anomaly?

    also, does anyone know why slingin’ sammy wasn’t slinging grenades at Germans during all of his record setting years? I know Sid Luckman was in the merchant marines for a while, but Mr. Baugh’s excuses have proven more elusive.

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2009 at 1:05 pm |

    [quote]in those amazing redskins highlights, the chicago cardinals appear to be in blue rather than “cardinal red” i was unaware of this. was it a long standing situation, or a mere anomaly?[/quote]

    ricko (or anyone else with more knowledge than i) could probably give you a better answer, but i believe this was in the time before the NFL mandated a “white” jersey for clubs; therefore, the cards kept an alternate blue jersey to avoid color conflicts with other red-based teams

  • Hank | October 1, 2009 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”351404″]in those amazing redskins highlights, the chicago cardinals appear to be in blue rather than “cardinal red” i was unaware of this. was it a long standing situation, or a mere anomaly?

    also, does anyone know why slingin’ sammy wasn’t slinging grenades at Germans during all of his record setting years? I know Sid Luckman was in the merchant marines for a while, but Mr. Baugh’s excuses have proven more elusive.[/quote]

    According to the book Duty, Honor, Victory: America’s Athletes in World War II By Gary L. Bloomfield, Baugh was set to go to war, but the War Deptartment felt he’d serve the country better by staying home and raising cattle on his ranch. http://books.google....

  • Jeff | October 1, 2009 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”351374″]Chad Ocho Cinco has been twittering about some of the pink gear he and other will be wearing for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

    Shoes

    Sweat bands

    Pink ribbon stickers[/quote]

    Look, I’m all for the cancer research, but can somebody explain why breast cancer research is more important than skin cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, etc? I’m thinking that if you cure one cancer, you cure them all, right? No? Help me out here…

  • Dane | October 1, 2009 at 1:19 pm |

    From the excellent goalie-watch Page 2 article:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Advertising on the goal posts, huh?

  • Hank | October 1, 2009 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”351408″]From the excellent goalie-watch Page 2 article:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Advertising on the goal posts, huh?[/quote]

    Pretty soon open space preservation initiatives will apply to sports venues. Just because there is a vacant area in an arena doesn’t mean you need to paste over it with ads. Will this crap ever end?

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”351393″][quote comment=”351392″][quote comment=”351391″]
    You’re what we call “messed up”. LOL

    No, there’s nothing wrong with being backwards. If you’re right-handed, though, you have a weak fulcrum for your shot.[/quote]

    That’s okay, my “weak fulcrum” is compensated for by my “piss-poor skating”.[/quote]

    LOL… all it means is that when you play defence, your weaker hand controls the stick. When defencemen skate backwards, they allow the top hand to control the stick with one hand. If your stronger hand is controlling the stick, you have better coordination and power.

    It works on offence too. Your wrist shot is generated from the top hand on your stick. on slapshots, your top hand is your guide hand (aka aiming). Of course, it helps to have your more coordinated hand doing the driving, but it really makes the biggest impact on wrist shots and defensive play.[/quote]

    What?(head spinning)

  • mike 2 | October 1, 2009 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”351407″][quote comment=”351374″]Chad Ocho Cinco has been twittering about some of the pink gear he and other will be wearing for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

    Shoes

    Sweat bands

    Pink ribbon stickers[/quote]

    Look, I’m all for the cancer research, but can somebody explain why breast cancer research is more important than skin cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, etc? I’m thinking that if you cure one cancer, you cure them all, right? No? Help me out here…[/quote]

    1. I can’t explain it, other than the breast cancer advocates are VERY powerful. I think its at least in part a reaction to the fact that until the very recent past it was considered shameful to have breast cancer, you didn’t talk about it, and that attitude really inhibited both detection and treatment.

    2. No. Different types of cancer are very different from one another, have different causes, types of cells, different treatments and cure rates. There’s not actually one such thing as “cancer”, its a blanket term for a lot of different diseases.

    (far too much recent family experience with cancer)

  • timmy b | October 1, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    adam,

    (And please pardon me, Ricko) The Cardinals usually wore blue when playing other red based teams in the late 30’s – early 50’s era such as the Redskins or Giants. I think on a couple of occasions though, the Cardinals wore their red while the ‘Skins wore burgundy.

    However, when the Packers played the Bears from 1941-1956, most years, they both wore navy jerseys.

    There was also a game in c.1952 when the Packers played the Rams in L.A. and both wore yellow/gold jerseys.

  • MPowers1634 | October 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    I would much rather think about eliminating breast cancer than prostate cancer.

    http://ny-image3.ets...

  • timmy b | October 1, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    Forgot to add, 1957 is the year the NFL said white away, dark home. Period.

    Rams wore their yellows on the road for their first three away games in ’57. Then wore white for the last three road games that season. I guess somebody got the word in L.A.

    This lasted thru the 1963 season. There only one exception (to my knowledge), the 1961 Turkey Day game where the Packers wore green in Detroit as the Lions wore white. I have no idea why.

  • Alan #44 | October 1, 2009 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”351387″][quote comment=”351306″]A bunch of the NY Rangers were on Letterman Wednesday night for a top 10 list, wearing the home blues, which old Dave said were the best, most classic uniforms in the NHL. Those same Rangers, from Brashear to Avery and a bunch in-between, later brought some girl singer/dancer from Hockeytown named Ciccone on stage via a litter of hockey sticks.

    Wednesday, September 30, 2009
    Top Ten Things Never Before Spoken By A Hockey Player presented by the New York Rangers

    10.”Instead of fighting, why don’t we work things out over brunch?”
    Donald Brashear
    9.”Between you and me, I have no idea what the hell ‘icing’ is”
    Dan Girardi
    8.”What this team needs is a skating kitty”
    Marian Gaborik
    7.”I really wish these fans would watch their language”
    Brandon Dubinsky
    6.”High scorer gets to pick which Barbra Streisand CD we listen to on the bus”
    Chris Drury
    5.”Forget all the goals and the awards — Gordie Howe has one nice looking butt”
    Marc Staal
    4.”For good luck, I lick the puck”
    Christopher Higgins
    3.”My real dream is to work at an insurance company”
    Ryan Callahan
    2.”Who can concentrate on hockey when Jennifer Aniston still hasn’t found love?”
    Henrik Lundqvist
    1.”I wish Letterman was on at ten”
    Sean Avery[/quote]

    OK, I am a HUGE Ranger fan. I check their website every day. This morning there was a picture of a jersey they were giving to Letterman. The nameplate on it had the wrong font and wrong letter curve. I was going to save it and send to Paul, but had to run into a meeting. I just get out of the meeting and the pic is gone! Damn those Reebok police![/quote]

    Here is a really cool pic taken on the street outside the Ed Sullivan Theatre:

    http://cdn.nhl.com/r...

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    I’ve read there was a game in 1964 when the vikings hosted the lions where both teams wore white jerseys until the vikes sent out somewhere and brought in their purps. Alex Karras had such bad eyesight that he was slamming anyone in white, including his own teammates.

  • Tom Farley | October 1, 2009 at 1:43 pm |

    in those amazing redskins highlights, the chicago cardinals appear to be in blue rather than “cardinal red” i was unaware of this. was it a long standing situation, or a mere anomaly?
    I’ve presumed that those were the Cardinals’ alternate jerseys. Since Cardinals red probably looks a lot like Redskins burgundy when you’re dropping back to pass.

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”351417″]in those amazing redskins highlights, the chicago cardinals appear to be in blue rather than “cardinal red” i was unaware of this. was it a long standing situation, or a mere anomaly?
    I’ve presumed that those were the Cardinals’ alternate jerseys. Since Cardinals red probably looks a lot like Redskins burgundy when you’re dropping back to pass.[/quote]

    Bless you for not saying “Maroon”.
    :)

  • Paul Lukas | October 1, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”351403″]unfortunately, the NFL did not foresee the consequences of allowing breast cancer sticker access to ocho pinko[/quote]

    More easily foreseen: the consequences of allowing Photoshop access to L.I. Phil!

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”351416″]I’ve read there was a game in 1964 when the vikings hosted the lions where both teams wore white jerseys until the vikes sent out somewhere and brought in their purps. Alex Karras had such bad eyesight that he was slamming anyone in white, including his own teammates.[/quote]

    how propitious you should bring this up on a larry bodnovich screen grab day

    check out this gem from the way back machine

  • LarryB | October 1, 2009 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”351319″]1976 Bob Hope All-American Show

    #56, Yellow jersey, Silver helmet with an “I”.

    Who is this guy and which team is he representing?[/quote]

    Without looking at that I am sure you mean the Idaho player. They had basically the same sleeve pattern as Ohio State. The gray sleeves Ohio State should go back to

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”351421″][quote comment=”351319″]1976 Bob Hope All-American Show

    #56, Yellow jersey, Silver helmet with an “I”.

    Who is this guy and which team is he representing?[/quote]

    Without looking at that I am sure you mean the Idaho player. They had basically the same sleeve pattern as Ohio State. The gray sleeves Ohio State should go back to[/quote]

    See posts # 23, 25.

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”351420″][quote comment=”351416″]I’ve read there was a game in 1964 when the vikings hosted the lions where both teams wore white jerseys until the vikes sent out somewhere and brought in their purps. Alex Karras had such bad eyesight that he was slamming anyone in white, including his own teammates.[/quote]

    how propitious you should bring this up on a larry bodnovich screen grab day

    check out this gem from the way back machine[/quote]

    LOL
    Knew I read it “somewhere”.

  • Teebz | October 1, 2009 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”351408″]From the excellent goalie-watch Page 2 article:

    http://i256.photobuc...

    Advertising on the goal posts, huh?[/quote]

    That picture was taken in Saskatoon where the Isles held their training camp. The WHL allows advertising on their goalposts. As a junior franchise, they depend on advertising a lot more.

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 1:55 pm |

    “Propitious”?

  • Teebz | October 1, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”351410″][quote comment=”351393″][quote comment=”351392″][quote comment=”351391″]
    You’re what we call “messed up”. LOL

    No, there’s nothing wrong with being backwards. If you’re right-handed, though, you have a weak fulcrum for your shot.[/quote]

    That’s okay, my “weak fulcrum” is compensated for by my “piss-poor skating”.[/quote]

    LOL… all it means is that when you play defence, your weaker hand controls the stick. When defencemen skate backwards, they allow the top hand to control the stick with one hand. If your stronger hand is controlling the stick, you have better coordination and power.

    It works on offence too. Your wrist shot is generated from the top hand on your stick. on slapshots, your top hand is your guide hand (aka aiming). Of course, it helps to have your more coordinated hand doing the driving, but it really makes the biggest impact on wrist shots and defensive play.[/quote]

    What?(head spinning)[/quote]

    Hold your hands like you would on a hockey stick, and follow the words. :o)

  • redvette | October 1, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    Hey guys, great site! I’m sorry if this is off topic, but weren’t the Denver Broncos going to go with the 1960 Mustard throwbacks for the NFL 75th anniversary season back in ’94, but couldn’t find a manufacturer to re-create the vertical striped socks, so went with the mid sixties orange “drunken horse” style uniform instead?

  • Adam | October 1, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”351410″][quote comment=”351393″][quote comment=”351392″][quote comment=”351391″]
    You’re what we call “messed up”. LOL

    No, there’s nothing wrong with being backwards. If you’re right-handed, though, you have a weak fulcrum for your shot.[/quote]

    That’s okay, my “weak fulcrum” is compensated for by my “piss-poor skating”.[/quote]

    LOL… all it means is that when you play defence, your weaker hand controls the stick. When defencemen skate backwards, they allow the top hand to control the stick with one hand. If your stronger hand is controlling the stick, you have better coordination and power.

    It works on offence too. Your wrist shot is generated from the top hand on your stick. on slapshots, your top hand is your guide hand (aka aiming). Of course, it helps to have your more coordinated hand doing the driving, but it really makes the biggest impact on wrist shots and defensive play.[/quote]

    What?(head spinning)[/quote]

    Additionally, growing up (at least in the US) kids that play baseball first are used to catching with a specific hand. Most kids are learning how to throw/catch a ball before learning how to goaltend…so it is generally easier to make the adjustment in hockey vs. baseball…being that the glove hand determines which “handed” you are as a goaltender (and vice-versa).

    (At least that is how a majority of the goalies on most of my teams learned how…they were good at baseball and then hockey became the “in” thing to do.)

  • LarryB | October 1, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    Glad you guys enjoyed the screen grabs. I love them and enjoy sharing them. I will try and answer a few of the questions I have seen.

    The one about the Buckeyes black numbers, I will try and find more pictures or info. I did buy a Jack Tatum replica from the 1993 season. The Buckeyes did wear the black numbers for that season in honor of the 1968 National Champions

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 2:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”351418″][quote comment=”351417″]in those amazing redskins highlights, the chicago cardinals appear to be in blue rather than “cardinal red” i was unaware of this. was it a long standing situation, or a mere anomaly?
    I’ve presumed that those were the Cardinals’ alternate jerseys. Since Cardinals red probably looks a lot like Redskins burgundy when you’re dropping back to pass.[/quote]

    Bless you for not saying “Maroon”.
    :)[/quote]

    That’s right, because the Maroons played in Pottstown:
    http://www.breakerbo...

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 2:07 pm |

    Additionally, growing up (at least in the US) kids that play baseball first are used to catching with a specific hand. Most kids are learning how to throw/catch a ball before learning how to goaltend…so it is generally easier to make the adjustment in hockey vs. baseball…being that the glove hand determines which “handed” you are as a goaltender (and vice-versa).

    Any switch hitters in hockey?

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 2:08 pm |

    That’s right, because the Maroons played in Pottstown:

    logo/mascot?

  • Teebz | October 1, 2009 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”351431″]
    Any switch hitters in hockey?[/quote]

    There are some guys who can go back and forth, but you don’t want to switch during a game. You stick with your power.

  • Tom | October 1, 2009 at 2:13 pm |

    Who is the other team in this photo? It can’t be the niners.

    http://sportsillustr...

  • JoeS | October 1, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    They are not exactly breaking new ground, but add the minor league hockey team in my hometown to the list of teams that will have a pink rink: http://www.miningjou...

  • Mike Engle | October 1, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”351431″]Additionally, growing up (at least in the US) kids that play baseball first are used to catching with a specific hand. Most kids are learning how to throw/catch a ball before learning how to goaltend…so it is generally easier to make the adjustment in hockey vs. baseball…being that the glove hand determines which “handed” you are as a goaltender (and vice-versa).

    Any switch hitters in hockey?[/quote]
    Yes, Bill Durnan from the Montreal Canadiens of Ricko’s youth. (He wore two trappers, both flexible enough to hold the paddle, and with reinforced backhands so they could be useful as blockers.)
    And though all pictures seem to show Gordie Howe as a righty shot, stories suggest he could shoot lefty from time to time.

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”351432″]That’s right, because the Maroons played in Pottstown:

    logo/mascot?[/quote]

    Haven’t found one yet, but if there were sponsor logos back then, this woulda been a cool one: http://thebottlecapm...

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”351433″][quote comment=”351431″]
    Any switch hitters in hockey?[/quote]

    There are some guys who can go back and forth, but you don’t want to switch during a game. You stick with your power.[/quote]

    In honor of the show which airs tonight at 9 (8 central) on NBC, “That’s what she said.”

  • LarryB | October 1, 2009 at 2:20 pm |

    The Chicago Cadinals uniforms did surprise me as I watched that. The Cards did have red stripes on the socks. I also liked seeing the Bears in the bright orange jerseys

  • Hank | October 1, 2009 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”351432″]That’s right, because the Maroons played in Pottstown:

    logo/mascot?[/quote]

    They played in Pottsville. And as for logos:

    http://images.google...

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 2:22 pm |

    Speaking of logos, never saw this one before today: http://www.logoshak....

  • Jeff P | October 1, 2009 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”351433″][quote comment=”351431″]
    Any switch hitters in hockey?[/quote]

    There are some guys who can go back and forth, but you don’t want to switch during a game. You stick with your power.[/quote]
    Chris Chelios is the only one I know of these days that can do it, and he has flipped during a game on rare occasions. Gordie Howe of course, was famous for bringing it up the wing with the puck against the boards and flipping to the other hand to shoot for a better angle.

    You can’t do it so well these days with everybody using curved sticks. And there’s really not that much of an advantage.

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”351440″][quote comment=”351432″]That’s right, because the Maroons played in Pottstown:

    logo/mascot?[/quote]

    They played in Pottsville. And as for logos:

    http://images.google...

    A big “Duh” for me. Thanks for catching that – I always mix them up, even when I just at looked them on the web.

  • joe | October 1, 2009 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”351389″][quote comment=”351386″][quote comment=”351385″][quote comment=”351384″][quote comment=”351377″]Thank you, JTH and Hank.
    Really like that “regular” and “full right” thing.
    So north of the border sounding.
    :)[/quote]
    It’d be even better if they followed the lead of surfing/snowboarding/skateboarding: regular stance vs. goofy foot.[/quote]
    Most goalies I know are goofy enough without giving them the official title . . . .[/quote]

    Of course being a l/h shot in hockey doesn’t mean the player is lefthanded in life. I may be mistaken, but I recall reading that a majority of NHLers (non-goalies) are lefthanded shots. Wonder why that is?[/quote]

    90% of the world is right-handed. If you’re right-handed, you shoot left.[/quote]

    which I’ve always found odd. I’m LH and I shoot left.
    Although It is strange that goalie handedness is opposite of skater handedness. Left shooter is low left hand. lefty goalie is glove (low hand) on the right

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    Lose the shiny pants and I kinda like this uni:
    http://www.flickr.co...

  • Hott Rodd | October 1, 2009 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”351430″][quote comment=”351418″][quote comment=”351417″]in those amazing redskins highlights, the chicago cardinals appear to be in blue rather than “cardinal red” i was unaware of this. was it a long standing situation, or a mere anomaly?
    I’ve presumed that those were the Cardinals’ alternate jerseys. Since Cardinals red probably looks a lot like Redskins burgundy when you’re dropping back to pass.[/quote]

    Bless you for not saying “Maroon”.
    :)[/quote]

    That’s right, because the Maroons played in Pottstown:
    http://www.breakerbo...

    or Pottsville as it were.

    /maroon and yellow for the landover offensives?

  • LarryB | October 1, 2009 at 2:32 pm |

    I loved when they had the Look All Americans on the Bob Hope Christmas special. I waited anxiously for any Buckeyes. But I enjoyed watching the other players come out in their helmets and uniforms.

    I did not like when a player forgot his helmet or whatever he did to have a generic one

    Too bad ESPN does not use this format again. Pretty sure Milton Berle did that with Texaco and All Americans

  • chance michaels | October 1, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”351413″]I would much rather think about eliminating breast cancer than prostate cancer.

    http://ny-image3.ets...

    Not on board with MLB’s latest prostate cancer awareness promotion?

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”351443″][quote comment=”351440″][quote comment=”351432″]That’s right, because the Maroons played in Pottstown:

    logo/mascot?[/quote]

    They played in Pottsville. And as for logos:

    http://images.google...

    A big “Duh” for me. Thanks for catching that – I always mix them up, even when I just at looked them on the web.[/quote]

    Not an NFL team, but Pottstown did have the Firebirds: http://www.pottstown...

  • chance michaels | October 1, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”351448″][quote comment=”351413″]I would much rather think about eliminating breast cancer than prostate cancer.

    http://ny-image3.ets...

    Not on board with MLB’s latest prostate cancer awareness promotion?[/quote]
    Okay, guys – that one may not be SFW.

  • Teebz | October 1, 2009 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”351444″][quote comment=”351389″][quote comment=”351386″][quote comment=”351385″][quote comment=”351384″][quote comment=”351377″]Thank you, JTH and Hank.
    Really like that “regular” and “full right” thing.
    So north of the border sounding.
    :)[/quote]
    It’d be even better if they followed the lead of surfing/snowboarding/skateboarding: regular stance vs. goofy foot.[/quote]
    Most goalies I know are goofy enough without giving them the official title . . . .[/quote]

    Of course being a l/h shot in hockey doesn’t mean the player is lefthanded in life. I may be mistaken, but I recall reading that a majority of NHLers (non-goalies) are lefthanded shots. Wonder why that is?[/quote]

    90% of the world is right-handed. If you’re right-handed, you shoot left.[/quote]

    which I’ve always found odd. I’m LH and I shoot left.
    Although It is strange that goalie handedness is opposite of skater handedness. Left shooter is low left hand. lefty goalie is glove (low hand) on the right[/quote]

    I explained the shooter reason above. It’s physics, and completely is reliant upon a fulcrum.

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 2:42 pm |

    Haven’t found one yet, but if there were sponsor logos back then, this woulda been a cool one: http://thebottlecapm

    That looks more pink to me than maroon, but an iconic sponsor.

    In honor of the show which airs tonight at 9 (8 central) on NBC, “That’s what she said.”

    I thought everyone showed great restraint in answering my question.

  • LarryB | October 1, 2009 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”351360″]I have the impression that the Ohio State TV numbers thart are Black were added on to a jersey that previously did not plan to have TV numbers.

    Anybody from OSU know if this is the case?[/quote]

    I wasn’t around in the late 60’s, since I am 30 years old, but I sort of have a slight grasp on OSU uniform history. Though I don’t know any exact reasoning for black TV numbers, I know in 1993 OSU wore throwback jerseys at home games that were supposed to signify the 25-year anniversary of the 1968 championship season, which Jack Tatum was apart of.

    However, I recall the jerseys from 1993 having the TV numbers partly overlapping the sleeve-stripes and not resting entirely on the shoulder as Tatum’s is in these screen grabs. I’ve done some quick google searching but I’m having trouble finding any such images or websites with reference to this, sorry.[/quote]

    JL My Tatum replica does have the numbers on the sleeves. I know I have some pictures someplace of the 1993 Buckeyes. One of Raymont Harris vs PSU.

    Good to see you know Ohio State’s uniform history. I enjoy studying it too. I try and learn about the uniforms going back to the 1910’s

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2009 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”351445″]Lose the shiny pants and I kinda like this uni:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    there’s an effin shock

  • Mike | October 1, 2009 at 2:49 pm |

    Great stuff, thanks very much for passing this along… mind if I ad this update as an addendum to the story? With attribution of course – that said, feel free to comment directly on chapeaunoirgolf.com too!

    [quote comment=”351316″]Attention Mike McAllister:

    As a golf pro, and as someone who has played golf since they were nine, and as a Wisconsin native, I actually know the reason Jerry Kelly is obsessed with the number 13. In an article titled “What’s in my bag” from Golf Digest a few years ago, Jerry let us know the reason he loves the number 13 is because everyone else thinks it is an unlucky number. He goes on to say that is everyone thinks it is unlucky, that means there is a whole bunch of good karma and luck waiting to be taken from it. As you stated in your blog, he puts it on his hat and bag, but he also writes it on his golf ball too.

    The reason I remember this story vividly is because I like Kelly’s response so much, I adopted 13 as a lucky number for myself. Everyone always tries to stay away form 13, while Jerry, and myself, try to embrace it.

    Like I said, this was from a Golf Digest article a few years back. Maybe ’05, ’06, ’07? I can’t really remember. But when I get home from work, I have a lot of back issues of GD, and I will try and find the exact article and quotes for you.[/quote]

  • Mike | October 1, 2009 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”351317″]Congrats to Mike McAllister on his golf blog. Have only skimmed it so far but looks like a winner. Funky title, distinctive logo, reads well. The Jerry Kelly vid was fun.
    Good luck.[/quote]

    Thanks Leon, I really appreciate the support! Awesome referrals today from uniwatch, I am blown away!

    Mike

  • Mike | October 1, 2009 at 2:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”351323″][quote comment=”351316″]Attention Mike McAllister:

    As a golf pro, and as someone who has played golf since they were nine, and as a Wisconsin native, I actually know the reason Jerry Kelly is obsessed with the number 13. In an article titled “What’s in my bag” from Golf Digest a few years ago, Jerry let us know the reason he loves the number 13 is because everyone else thinks it is an unlucky number. He goes on to say that is everyone thinks it is unlucky, that means there is a whole bunch of good karma and luck waiting to be taken from it. As you stated in your blog, he puts it on his hat and bag, but he also writes it on his golf ball too.

    The reason I remember this story vividly is because I like Kelly’s response so much, I adopted 13 as a lucky number for myself. Everyone always tries to stay away form 13, while Jerry, and myself, try to embrace it.

    Like I said, this was from a Golf Digest article a few years back. Maybe ’05, ’06, ’07? I can’t really remember. But when I get home from work, I have a lot of back issues of GD, and I will try and find the exact article and quotes for you.[/quote]

    I found it for you Mike. It comes from the June 2003 issue of Golf Digest, under “What’s in my bag”. This is Jerry Kelly’s exact quote from that magazine why his lucky number is 13:

    “My lucky number is 13, and my lucky day is Friday the 13th. With everybody thinking about bad luck that day, there’s always going to be good karma floating around.”

    I hope this helps! I look forward to reading your blog more often now. Good luck![/quote]

    Above and beyond, thanks again JohnnyO!

  • Tom Farley | October 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm |

    Who is the other team in this photo? It can’t be the niners.
    Tom, I suspect the other team is … the Rams. Wearing the Eastern Conference Pro Bowl uniforms.

    It’s clearly a staged photograph. The Pro Bowl was held every year at the L.A. Coliseum at that time, so it’s not much of a leap to suggest that when SI promised a cover photo, the Rams were more than happy to pull the Pro Bowl unis out of wherever they were being stored for suitable contrast.

  • LarryB | October 1, 2009 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”351454″][quote comment=”351445″]Lose the shiny pants and I kinda like this uni:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    there’s an effin shock[/quote]

    Cool picture. The shiny satin pants were “in” at that time

  • Tom Farley | October 1, 2009 at 3:00 pm |

    More on the SI cover shot: Note that the defensive players are wearing the same pants as the Rams’ offensive players: White, with a thick blue stripe down each side.

    Here’s a shot from the January 1966 Pro Bowl. I’ll see if I can find color from that era:

    http://www.mmbolding...

  • Tom Farley | October 1, 2009 at 3:09 pm |

    Meanwhile … Mark Bolding, whose extensive look at college bowl history

    http://www.mmbolding...

    has been referenced here, if I recall correctly, also has a treasure trove of NFL arcana. It includes the late, unlamented Playoff Bowl. Cancel any plans you may have for being productive this afternoon:

    http://www.mmbolding...

  • timmy b | October 1, 2009 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”351434″]Who is the other team in this photo? It can’t be the niners.

    http://sportsillustr...

    Generic nobodies, really.

    Guessing these were Eastern Conference Pro Bowl leftovers.

  • Johnny O | October 1, 2009 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”351457″][quote comment=”351323″][quote comment=”351316″]Attention Mike McAllister:

    As a golf pro, and as someone who has played golf since they were nine, and as a Wisconsin native, I actually know the reason Jerry Kelly is obsessed with the number 13. In an article titled “What’s in my bag” from Golf Digest a few years ago, Jerry let us know the reason he loves the number 13 is because everyone else thinks it is an unlucky number. He goes on to say that is everyone thinks it is unlucky, that means there is a whole bunch of good karma and luck waiting to be taken from it. As you stated in your blog, he puts it on his hat and bag, but he also writes it on his golf ball too.

    The reason I remember this story vividly is because I like Kelly’s response so much, I adopted 13 as a lucky number for myself. Everyone always tries to stay away form 13, while Jerry, and myself, try to embrace it.

    Like I said, this was from a Golf Digest article a few years back. Maybe ’05, ’06, ’07? I can’t really remember. But when I get home from work, I have a lot of back issues of GD, and I will try and find the exact article and quotes for you.[/quote]

    I found it for you Mike. It comes from the June 2003 issue of Golf Digest, under “What’s in my bag”. This is Jerry Kelly’s exact quote from that magazine why his lucky number is 13:

    “My lucky number is 13, and my lucky day is Friday the 13th. With everybody thinking about bad luck that day, there’s always going to be good karma floating around.”

    I hope this helps! I look forward to reading your blog more often now. Good luck![/quote]

    Above and beyond, thanks again JohnnyO![/quote]

    That is what Uni Watch is all about Mike! People helping people with their obsession of aesthetics and details. Like I said, I am in the golf business, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

    I also saw you did an article on Loud Mouth Golf. I don’t know if you saw my entry on Big John wearing them here on UW, so here it is:
    http://www.uniwatchb...

  • Johnny O | October 1, 2009 at 3:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”351455″]Great stuff, thanks very much for passing this along… mind if I ad this update as an addendum to the story? With attribution of course – that said, feel free to comment directly on chapeaunoirgolf.com too!

    [quote comment=”351316″]Attention Mike McAllister:

    As a golf pro, and as someone who has played golf since they were nine, and as a Wisconsin native, I actually know the reason Jerry Kelly is obsessed with the number 13. In an article titled “What’s in my bag” from Golf Digest a few years ago, Jerry let us know the reason he loves the number 13 is because everyone else thinks it is an unlucky number. He goes on to say that is everyone thinks it is unlucky, that means there is a whole bunch of good karma and luck waiting to be taken from it. As you stated in your blog, he puts it on his hat and bag, but he also writes it on his golf ball too.

    The reason I remember this story vividly is because I like Kelly’s response so much, I adopted 13 as a lucky number for myself. Everyone always tries to stay away form 13, while Jerry, and myself, try to embrace it.

    Like I said, this was from a Golf Digest article a few years back. Maybe ’05, ’06, ’07? I can’t really remember. But when I get home from work, I have a lot of back issues of GD, and I will try and find the exact article and quotes for you.[/quote][/quote]

    Go right ahead Mike! It was a pleasure helping with some research I knew I had the answer for.

  • Tom | October 1, 2009 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”351462″][quote comment=”351434″]Who is the other team in this photo? It can’t be the niners.

    http://sportsillustr...

    Generic nobodies, really.

    Guessing these were Eastern Conference Pro Bowl leftovers.[/quote]

    According to Football Reference, the Rams played the 49ers three days before the issue came out on October 3 1966. It could be that there was some snafu with San Fran’s uniforms.

  • Nick | October 1, 2009 at 3:41 pm |

    hey paul, don’t know if you’re still interested in athletes smoking, but here’s a couple pics of Jayson Werth celebrating the Phils’ clincher.

    http://www.thefighti...

    http://www.thefighti...

  • EddieAtari | October 1, 2009 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”351347″]Thank you Larry for using Picasa Web Albums, thus, I can actually see these at work. Love this Boston Patriots logo on these sweaters.
    [/quote]

    Looks like interlocking Red Sox & Paw Sox insignias.

  • Tom Farley | October 1, 2009 at 3:56 pm |

    According to Football Reference, the Rams played the 49ers three days before the issue came out on October 3 1966. It could be that there was some snafu with San Fran’s uniforms.
    But Tom, look at the angle of the shot. If this was real game action, the photographer would have been on the field, on a ladder, behind the right tackle.

    Check out the red jerseys in these color photos from the Jan. 10, 1965 Pro Bowl:

    http://www.mmbolding...

    Then look at the helmet Jim Brown is wearing in the ’66 Pro Bowl:

    http://www.mmbolding...

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 4:07 pm |

    I feel sorry for anyone who announces Vikings games, ’cause now they have a mouthful to say: “Welcome to Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.”
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • JL | October 1, 2009 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”351453″]JL My Tatum replica does have the numbers on the sleeves. I know I have some pictures someplace of the 1993 Buckeyes. One of Raymont Harris vs PSU.

    Good to see you know Ohio State’s uniform history. I enjoy studying it too. I try and learn about the uniforms going back to the 1910’s[/quote]

    Yeah, Raymont Harris vs. PSU is the mental image I get when thinking of those 1993 throwback jerseys…being PSU’s first year in the Big Ten, 1993 was JoePa’s first trip, it was Oct 30th (my sister’s bday) and it was snowing! My mom stayed home to chaperone my sister’s bday party, so I got to go to the game with my dad…

    Back to the Tatum jersey…I’ve managed to find a replica selling here, which matches this pic from I’m guessing 1968. So I’m pretty stumped as to why the Bob Hope screen-grabs show the numbers atop Tatum’s shoulders instead of on the sleeves. My guess is maybe Woody swtiched them from sleeve to shoulder in 1969, but then in 1970 (Tatum’s final year at OSU) the jerseys apparently looked like this.

  • ry co 40 | October 1, 2009 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”351442″][quote comment=”351433″][quote comment=”351431″]
    Any switch hitters in hockey?[/quote]

    There are some guys who can go back and forth, but you don’t want to switch during a game. You stick with your power.[/quote]
    Chris Chelios is the only one I know of these days that can do it, and he has flipped during a game on rare occasions. Gordie Howe of course, was famous for bringing it up the wing with the puck against the boards and flipping to the other hand to shoot for a better angle.

    You can’t do it so well these days with everybody using curved sticks. And there’s really not that much of an advantage.[/quote]

    i saw crosby shooting right handed one-timers at practice last season. he was goofing around doing all sorts of tricks with a few other members of the team

  • anotherguy | October 1, 2009 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”351469″]I feel sorry for anyone who announces Vikings games, ’cause now they have a mouthful to say: “Welcome to Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.”
    http://sports.espn.g...
    “The Mall of America is coming to Minnesota’s Metrodome.”

    Something of a “the more things change, the more they stay the same”: the Vikes will be playing at a Mall of America-related site AGAIN.

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”351472″][quote comment=”351469″]I feel sorry for anyone who announces Vikings games, ’cause now they have a mouthful to say: “Welcome to Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.”
    http://sports.espn.g...
    “The Mall of America is coming to Minnesota’s Metrodome.”

    Something of a “the more things change, the more they stay the same”: the Vikes will be playing at a Mall of America-related site AGAIN.[/quote]

    I wish they’d move the mall to the dome and rebuild Metropolitan Stadium. I used to love watching the Vikes play there.

  • Mike | October 1, 2009 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”351464″]

    Go right ahead Mike! It was a pleasure helping with some research I knew I had the answer for.[/quote]

    Wicked, done!

  • Mike | October 1, 2009 at 5:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”351463″]

    That is what Uni Watch is all about Mike! People helping people with their obsession of aesthetics and details. Like I said, I am in the golf business, so if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

    I also saw you did an article on Loud Mouth Golf. I don’t know if you saw my entry on Big John wearing them here on UW, so here it is:
    http://www.uniwatchb...

    I do remember reading that, well done!

  • LarryB | October 1, 2009 at 5:19 pm |

    JL,

    Here is the Raymont Harris picture. And also one of Bill Long in 1966. OSU had those black numbers on the sleeves until 1969 when they went to the shoulders.

    I posted the Look AA Buckeyes before on an OSU board. One poster said the 1970 jerseys did not have any sleeve stripes or numbers. I forget if he said those were like practice jerseys or what reason he gave for just a red jersey and number worn on the 1970 Bob Hope show

    http://img.photobuck...

    http://img.photobuck...

  • derek | October 1, 2009 at 5:49 pm |

    New unis for the buffalo sabres next season, including a new 3rd.

  • Jeff P | October 1, 2009 at 5:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”351451″][quote comment=”351444″][quote comment=”351389″][quote comment=”351386″][quote comment=”351385″][quote comment=”351384″][quote comment=”351377″]Thank you, JTH and Hank.
    Really like that “regular” and “full right” thing.
    So north of the border sounding.
    :)[/quote]
    It’d be even better if they followed the lead of surfing/snowboarding/skateboarding: regular stance vs. goofy foot.[/quote]
    Most goalies I know are goofy enough without giving them the official title . . . .[/quote]

    Of course being a l/h shot in hockey doesn’t mean the player is lefthanded in life. I may be mistaken, but I recall reading that a majority of NHLers (non-goalies) are lefthanded shots. Wonder why that is?[/quote]

    90% of the world is right-handed. If you’re right-handed, you shoot left.[/quote]

    which I’ve always found odd. I’m LH and I shoot left.
    Although It is strange that goalie handedness is opposite of skater handedness. Left shooter is low left hand. lefty goalie is glove (low hand) on the right[/quote]

    I explained the shooter reason above. It’s physics, and completely is reliant upon a fulcrum.[/quote]

    In truth, most of the power usually comes from the bottom hand. There are different types of levers, and those can include a fulcrum at the top and a force lower on the shaft. You can do the math, it’s basically a transform. When modeling the system the only difference is where you define zero. The point where there’s no motion is really in between the hands if you use an observer’s frame of reference.

    The big reason right handed people usually shoot left is puck control. The top hand is used to control the stick when stickhanding, the bottom hand is only there to lift it when needed. It also puts your dominant eye on top, which gives you better vision of the ice.

    Dominant hand on bottom is gaining a lot of popularity, and has always been more common outside of Canada. It gives you more power on your shot. The motion of shooting is such that the bottom hand travels much more, and gives you much more opportunity to introduce power, unless you’re using a snapper, in which case a most of the power is generated from the top hand snapping back and holding the bottom hand steady.
    It also puts the dominant eye over the blade side, which will give better aim.

    Basically, there’s no right way to shoot. In Europe and the US, Dominant hand on bottom is more common. In Canada, Dominant hand on top still leads.

    It does affect your game though. Gretzky had his dominant hand on top. Mario on bottom. Crosby on top. Ovechkin on bottom. Their games benefit and are partially determined by their handedness.

    As for kids? It’s still best to give them a flat blade and let them hold it whichever way is natural for them.

  • Jeff P | October 1, 2009 at 5:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”351471″][quote comment=”351442″][quote comment=”351433″][quote comment=”351431″]
    Any switch hitters in hockey?[/quote]

    There are some guys who can go back and forth, but you don’t want to switch during a game. You stick with your power.[/quote]
    Chris Chelios is the only one I know of these days that can do it, and he has flipped during a game on rare occasions. Gordie Howe of course, was famous for bringing it up the wing with the puck against the boards and flipping to the other hand to shoot for a better angle.

    You can’t do it so well these days with everybody using curved sticks. And there’s really not that much of an advantage.[/quote]

    i saw crosby shooting right handed one-timers at practice last season. he was goofing around doing all sorts of tricks with a few other members of the team[/quote]

    Actually, come to think of it, I read that Ovechkin started out as a left shot as a kid and switched to right. Seems to have worked out alright for him.

  • anotherguy | October 1, 2009 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”351473″]I wish they’d move the mall to the dome and rebuild Metropolitan Stadium. I used to love watching the Vikes play there.[/quote]

    As a Chicagoan, I feel the perfect compromise is Miller Park. No rain snow; but no heat either. If its a warm, sunny day the roof can be open. Raining/snowing, close it up.

    Second best compromise is the Texas Stadium theory: at least the fans aren’t out in the rain.

  • anotherguy | October 1, 2009 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”351476″]Here is the Raymont Harris picture.[/quote]
    The Ultraback, IIRC. :-)

  • LarryB | October 1, 2009 at 6:04 pm |

    Does anybody know much more about the AFL all star games?

    http://lh3.ggpht.com...

    http://lh3.ggpht.com...

  • Adam | October 1, 2009 at 6:05 pm |

    lead story on cincinnati news: Ocho Cinco needs help finding a pink chinstrap…

  • Gusto44 | October 1, 2009 at 6:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”351478″]New unis for the buffalo sabres next season, including a new 3rd.[/quote]

    I would hope for a full time return of the classic Sabres uniform from the 1980s. The red/black unis and that slug uniform Buffalo trotted out a few years were hideous. I think the classic Sabres uniform is only being used as an alternate, not sure about that. If they wanted to modernize that uniform at all, perhaps they could lose the standard striping on the shorts/pants in favor of a couple of sabres.

  • anotherguy | October 1, 2009 at 6:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”351484″]lead story on cincinnati news: Ocho Cinco needs help finding a pink chinstrap…[/quote]
    -Now there’s something you don’t see everyday Chauncy.

    –What’s that, Edgar?

    -A company manufacturing a pink chinstrap for an NFL-sized helmet…

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 6:34 pm |

    MOAFAHHHM

    Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome.”

  • =bg= | October 1, 2009 at 6:47 pm |

    Is it me, or has October/Breast Cancer Awareness Month just turned into a merchandising and promotional gimmick for a lot of companies/people?

  • Paul Lukas | October 1, 2009 at 6:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”351478″]New unis for the buffalo sabres next season, including a new 3rd.[/quote]

    According to..?

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 6:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”351481″][quote comment=”351473″]I wish they’d move the mall to the dome and rebuild Metropolitan Stadium. I used to love watching the Vikes play there.[/quote]

    As a Chicagoan, I feel the perfect compromise is Miller Park. No rain snow; but no heat either. If its a warm, sunny day the roof can be open. Raining/snowing, close it up.

    Second best compromise is the Texas Stadium theory: at least the fans aren’t out in the rain.[/quote]

    I’ll concede a retractable dome is good for baseball, but I love a good snow game for football. That’s why I stopped being a Vikings fan when they moved to the dome – they got rid of a great home field advantage and traded it for a sterile-looking environment.

    Better than Texas Stadium…I like the soccer fields in Europe. The fans are covered, but there is a lot more open air and less shadow problems.

  • anotherguy | October 1, 2009 at 6:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”351488″]Is it me, or has October/Breast Cancer Awareness Month just turned into a merchandising and promotional gimmick for a lot of companies/people?[/quote]
    I don’t know about merchandising to the degree that they’re positively trying to sell something. IMHO, these things turn into a “we have to be on board otherwise we’ll look like Grinches” type of thing. So every team, every company has to have some sort of salute to cancer research in this particular month.

  • LarryB | October 1, 2009 at 6:51 pm |

    I had done screen grabs before of NFL and since there were some comments about the NFL All Star game. Here are a couple.

    http://lh6.ggpht.com...

    http://lh3.ggpht.com...

    http://lh6.ggpht.com...

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

    http://lh3.ggpht.com...

    http://lh6.ggpht.com...

  • LarryB | October 1, 2009 at 6:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”351482″][quote comment=”351476″]Here is the Raymont Harris picture.[/quote]
    The Ultraback, IIRC. :-)[/quote]

    Yep. Raymont was a solid running back for Ohio State. I think he broke a Holiday Bowl record for rushing yards vs BYU

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 6:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”351490″][quote comment=”351481″][quote comment=”351473″]I wish they’d move the mall to the dome and rebuild Metropolitan Stadium. I used to love watching the Vikes play there.[/quote]

    As a Chicagoan, I feel the perfect compromise is Miller Park. No rain snow; but no heat either. If its a warm, sunny day the roof can be open. Raining/snowing, close it up.

    Second best compromise is the Texas Stadium theory: at least the fans aren’t out in the rain.[/quote]

    I’ll concede a retractable dome is good for baseball, but I love a good snow game for football. That’s why I stopped being a Vikings fan when they moved to the dome – they got rid of a great home field advantage and traded it for a sterile-looking environment.

    Better than Texas Stadium…I like the soccer fields in Europe. The fans are covered, but there is a lot more open air and less shadow problems.[/quote]

    Like this: http://www.2018engla...

  • Kenny Jacobson | October 1, 2009 at 6:54 pm |

    Being right-handed and playing hockey “left-handed” is, to a large extent, about having your dominant hand on top when puckhandling as the top hand does most of the work. My sense is that kids in the US play mostly right-handed because they play baseball too and are trained to swing right-to-left so that’s the way they play hockey too.

  • anotherguy | October 1, 2009 at 6:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”351490″]
    I’ll concede a retractable dome is good for baseball, but I love a good snow game for football. That’s why I stopped being a Vikings fan when they moved to the dome – they got rid of a great home field advantage and traded it for a sterile-looking environment.

    Better than Texas Stadium…I like the soccer fields in Europe. The fans are covered, but there is a lot more open air and less shadow problems.[/quote]

    Yeah, I know-I’m with you on the “shadowy” look for most retractables. SkyDome is particularly bad IMHO.

    Soccer in Europe: isn’t the Phoenix football arena almost a direct copy of the European soccer stadium look?

    As I get older, I like the “snow & rain=BEARS WEATHER” attitude less and less. Probably in the future I’ll want my December games heated too. :-) But for right now I’ll settle for the Miller Park-style umbrella.

  • anotherguy | October 1, 2009 at 6:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”351494″]Like this: http://www.2018engla... for that pic. My only reference for a “fans kept dry, players still rained on” arena was Texas Stadium.

  • anotherguy | October 1, 2009 at 6:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”351493″]Yep. Raymont was a solid running back for Ohio State. I think he broke a Holiday Bowl record for rushing yards vs BYU[/quote]
    I don’t know where he started calling himself the Ultraback, but he definitely was doing it when he was with the Bears. ;-)

  • JR Boucicaut | October 1, 2009 at 7:36 pm |

    Bit of a mistake in the ESPN column – while yes, Brian Heaton founded Brian’s, he founded it over 20 years ago and was gone shortly after that when he started up Heaton. To make a long story short, he had nothing to do with Brian’s (nor did his family) at the time of his passing.

  • Rick | October 1, 2009 at 8:21 pm |

    You know Paul.. The Seahawks Neon Snot jerseys looked more like scrimmage vests!

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 8:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”351496″][quote comment=”351490″]
    I’ll concede a retractable dome is good for baseball, but I love a good snow game for football. That’s why I stopped being a Vikings fan when they moved to the dome – they got rid of a great home field advantage and traded it for a sterile-looking environment.

    Better than Texas Stadium…I like the soccer fields in Europe. The fans are covered, but there is a lot more open air and less shadow problems.[/quote]

    Yeah, I know-I’m with you on the “shadowy” look for most retractables. SkyDome is particularly bad IMHO.

    Soccer in Europe: isn’t the Phoenix football arena almost a direct copy of the European soccer stadium look?

    As I get older, I like the “snow & rain=BEARS WEATHER” attitude less and less. Probably in the future I’ll want my December games heated too. :-) But for right now I’ll settle for the Miller Park-style umbrella.[/quote]

    I went to the Bengals/Steelers Thursday night game last year and loved it. The snow was coming down like crazy. I like the concept of retractable domes for football, but the reality is they would barely keep them open. I went to Skydome back in 2000 for a CFL game. It was a gorgeous unseasonably warm fall day, but when we got there they announced that the roof was closed for the rest of the season, regardless of the weather. ’twas quite the shame.

  • Craig MacHenry | October 1, 2009 at 8:26 pm |

    Don’t have a screen shot but Justin Maxwell of the nats, a right-handed hitter, is wearing a double ear-flapped helmet tonight.

  • derek | October 1, 2009 at 8:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”351489″][quote comment=”351478″]New unis for the buffalo sabres next season, including a new 3rd.[/quote]

    According to..?[/quote]
    According to lary quinn during an interview, heard it on wgr550, local sports radio station here in Buffalo.

  • pflava | October 1, 2009 at 8:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”351503″][quote comment=”351489″][quote comment=”351478″]New unis for the buffalo sabres next season, including a new 3rd.[/quote]

    According to..?[/quote]
    According to lary quinn during an interview, heard it on wgr550, local sports radio station here in Buffalo.[/quote]

    Certainly good news if it’s true. The Buffa-slug has been an epic failure of design.

  • Bernd | October 1, 2009 at 8:48 pm |

    I had a moment that spoke to my Uni Watch senses yesterday, even if it’s quite the stretch: Coming out of a commercial break, CSI:NY showed a nighttime skyline shot of Manhattan featuring the Empire State Building. Those of us living in New York know that the Empire State Building is often lit up in different color schemes. There’s actually an online schedule that explains all these schemes, which I like to think of as giant commemorative patches of sorts (OK, OK, I know :D). What caught my eye was the lighting scheme in the shot, an unusual red-yellow-red number.

    The strange part: Of all the possible lighting schemes, they chose to show a super-rare one that happened to be exactly what the building was “wearing” last night in real life.

    Don’tcha wish guys like that were in charge of “uni continuity” instead of crime procedurals?

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2009 at 8:53 pm |

    does the pigskin just have an aversion to what the mountaineers are wearing?

  • derek | October 1, 2009 at 8:54 pm |

    You can listen to the info regarding new Sabres jerseys here
    http://www.wgr550.co...
    Listen at the 9 minute mark

  • derek | October 1, 2009 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”351507″]You can listen to the info regarding new Sabres jerseys here
    http://www.wgr550.co...
    Listen at the 9 minute mark[/quote]
    CLick on the Larry Quinn w/ Schopp+Bulldog link

  • Craig MacHenry | October 1, 2009 at 8:59 pm |

    It looks like all the avalanche players are wearing #19 jerseys to honor the retirement ceremony for Joe Sakic. Good stuff.

  • Helmets Match Pants | October 1, 2009 at 9:14 pm |

    Man, West Vigina looks like crap in yellow on yellow.

  • =bg= | October 1, 2009 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”351491″][quote comment=”351488″]Is it me, or has October/Breast Cancer Awareness Month just turned into a merchandising and promotional gimmick for a lot of companies/people?[/quote]
    I don’t know about merchandising to the degree that they’re positively trying to sell something. IMHO, these things turn into a “we have to be on board otherwise we’ll look like Grinches” type of thing. So every team, every company has to have some sort of salute to cancer research in this particular month.[/quote]

    Yeah, I’d agree with that. We just went to Safeway and were assaulted by the whole thing. Booming over the PA: “SAFEWAY WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE (your name) FOR HIS/HER DONATION IN AISLE FOUR”..that’s gonna go for 30 days. Don’t mistake; It’s totally a worthy cause. But the “Bandwagon Syndrome” is absolutely a part of the whole thing.

  • Jeff P | October 1, 2009 at 9:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”351508″][quote comment=”351507″]You can listen to the info regarding new Sabres jerseys here
    http://www.wgr550.co...
    Listen at the 9 minute mark[/quote]
    CLick on the Larry Quinn w/ Schopp+Bulldog link[/quote]
    The question is now if they’re going to use their current thirds or tweak that design again. I’m pretty sure they’re going back to the original logo or a variant, it’s popular and they’re using it at center ice, ect.

    Anyway, salting their current logo is a very good thing.

  • Matt | October 1, 2009 at 9:30 pm |

    I HATE the WVU yellow uniforms. That is all.

  • =bg= | October 1, 2009 at 9:32 pm |

    Well, I do NOT see the difference in those Mattel logos. The rest of ’em I smoked.

  • leon | October 1, 2009 at 9:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”351510″]Man, West Vigina looks like crap in yellow on yellow.[/quote]

    Better than Tulsa-they look like fuck in yellow on yellow.

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2009 at 10:13 pm |

    quick UW poll:

    which is worse?

    uniform a

    uniform b

    uniform c

  • derek | October 1, 2009 at 10:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”351516″]quick UW poll:

    which is worse?

    uniform a

    uniform b

    uniform c[/quote]
    A for sure

  • Jeff P | October 1, 2009 at 10:16 pm |

    Flames in retros tonight. Leafs were too.

    Great way to open the season!

  • derek | October 1, 2009 at 10:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”351518″]Flames in retros tonight. Leafs were too.

    Great way to open the season![/quote]
    Love those flames retros

  • Jeff P | October 1, 2009 at 10:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”351516″]quick UW poll:

    which is worse?

    uniform a

    uniform b

    uniform c[/quote]

    A. It seems more busy, and the blue helmet doesn’t work nearly as well as black all on it’s own like that.

    Not to say either of the others work well.

  • anotherguy | October 1, 2009 at 10:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”351516″]quick UW poll:
    which is worse?
    [/quote]
    Of those three, “C” is the worst: I put it there because of the silly claw marks all over.

    “B” next for the unnecessary Rollerball-style numbers.

    And by process of elmination, “A” becomes the tallest midget.

  • anotherguy | October 1, 2009 at 10:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”351511″]
    Yeah, I’d agree with that. We just went to Safeway and were assaulted by the whole thing. Booming over the PA: “SAFEWAY WOULD LIKE TO CONGRATULATE (your name) FOR HIS/HER DONATION IN AISLE FOUR”..that’s gonna go for 30 days. Don’t mistake; It’s totally a worthy cause. But the “Bandwagon Syndrome” is absolutely a part of the whole thing.[/quote]
    And to me it kind of sets the tone that it’s okay to ignore cancer research for 11 months, but let’s make up for it all in that 12th month.

    Everyone has their own little pet charity; and we all try to support it as best we can, every day. I like to think it all evens out in the end.

  • pflava | October 1, 2009 at 10:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”351516″]quick UW poll:

    which is worse?

    uniform a

    uniform b

    uniform c[/quote]

    B – the Space: 1999 number font is craptacular!

  • JTH | October 1, 2009 at 10:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”351516″]quick UW poll:

    which is worse?

    uniform a

    uniform b

    uniform c[/quote]
    Worst is not the issue here. The better question: what does it say about the others that Oregon is by far the best dressed team of the five shown in those three photos?

  • Adam | October 1, 2009 at 11:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”351520″][quote comment=”351516″]quick UW poll:

    which is worse?

    uniform a

    uniform b

    uniform c[/quote]

    A. It seems more busy, and the blue helmet doesn’t work nearly as well as black all on it’s own like that.

    Not to say either of the others work well.[/quote]

    Add the minnesota openers and you have the perfect 4 horseman

  • LI Phil | October 1, 2009 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote]what does it say about the others that Oregon is by far the best dressed team of the five shown in those three photos?[/quote]

    sam houston’s not so bad…just put on real pants stripes and that’s a winner

  • Nick | October 1, 2009 at 11:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”351305″]And when a player forgot both his helmet and his shoulder pads, he would look just plain beaten down.

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    Former LSU LB Mike Anderson. He now owns a couple of really great, moderately priced seafood restaurants in the Baton Rouge, LA area.

    Awesome food. A bit of LSU memorabilia and old photos, but not enough to rub anybody raw, even LSU haters from rival teams. Highly recommended if you are in the area for a game, etc.

  • JTH | October 1, 2009 at 11:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”351526″][quote]what does it say about the others that Oregon is by far the best dressed team of the five shown in those three photos?[/quote]

    sam houston’s not so bad…just put on real pants stripes and that’s a winner[/quote]
    OK, maybe “by far” was a bit of a stretch.

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 11:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”351516″]quick UW poll:

    which is worse?

    uniform a

    uniform b

    uniform c[/quote]

    a) is the worst. c) is so-so. I kinda like b).

  • JimV19 | October 1, 2009 at 11:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”351523″][quote comment=”351516″]quick UW poll:

    which is worse?

    uniform a

    uniform b

    uniform c[/quote]

    B – the Space: 1999 number font is craptacular![/quote]

    I loved that show! Hey, if the moon blasted out of our orbit ten years ago, what’s that big thing in the sky tonight??

  • JTH | October 1, 2009 at 11:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”351530″][quote comment=”351523″][quote comment=”351516″]quick UW poll:

    which is worse?

    uniform a

    uniform b

    uniform c[/quote]

    B – the Space: 1999 number font is craptacular![/quote]

    I loved that show! Hey, if the moon blasted out of our orbit ten years ago, what’s that big thing in the sky tonight??[/quote]
    I had a Space: 1999 lunchbox when I was in first grade. I misplaced the thermos and then found it after about a year under the driver’s side seat of our Mercury Montego. It was not a pretty discovery. There was milk in it at the time it went under the seat.

    If I ever see one of the Eagle toys at a flea market or something I might have no choice but to buy it no matter the cost.

  • JTH | October 1, 2009 at 11:56 pm |

    Oh, and it’s October 1, 2009: 3,671 days since leaving Earth orbit.

    http://space1999.net...

  • JimV19 | October 2, 2009 at 12:07 am |

    [quote comment=”351531″][quote comment=”351530″][quote comment=”351523″][quote comment=”351516″]quick UW poll:

    which is worse?

    uniform a

    uniform b

    uniform c[/quote]

    B – the Space: 1999 number font is craptacular![/quote]

    I loved that show! Hey, if the moon blasted out of our orbit ten years ago, what’s that big thing in the sky tonight??[/quote]
    I had a Space: 1999 lunchbox when I was in first grade. I misplaced the thermos and then found it after about a year under the driver’s side seat of our Mercury Montego. It was not a pretty discovery. There was milk in it at the time it went under the seat.

    If I ever see one of the Eagle toys at a flea market or something I might have no choice but to buy it no matter the cost.[/quote]

    I had that Eagle spaceship. Then, like an idiot, I sold it to a consignment shop years ago. Still have a model, but two engines are missing.

    Weird – my anti-spam word is SPACE

  • Nick | October 2, 2009 at 12:07 am |

    [quote comment=”351532″]Oh, and it’s October 1, 2009: 3,671 days since leaving Earth orbit.

    http://space1999.net...

    I thought the Space 1999 chicks were pretty hot with those futuristic hairdos

    Yowzaa Yowzaa Yowzaa !!!

  • JTH | October 2, 2009 at 12:07 am |

    [quote comment=”351531″][quote comment=”351530″][quote comment=”351523″][quote comment=”351516″]quick UW poll:

    which is worse?

    uniform a

    uniform b

    uniform c[/quote]

    B – the Space: 1999 number font is craptacular![/quote]

    I loved that show! Hey, if the moon blasted out of our orbit ten years ago, what’s that big thing in the sky tonight??[/quote]
    I had a Space: 1999 lunchbox when I was in first grade. I misplaced the thermos and then found it after about a year under the driver’s side seat of our Mercury Montego. It was not a pretty discovery. There was milk in it at the time it went under the seat.

    If I ever see one of the Eagle toys at a flea market or something I might have no choice but to buy it no matter the cost.[/quote]
    And because that link only offers a tiny glimpse at the awesomeness of the Eagle 1 spaceship toy…

    Behold the grandeur.

  • Doc | October 2, 2009 at 12:08 am |
  • JimV19 | October 2, 2009 at 12:13 am |

    [quote comment=”351534″][quote comment=”351532″]Oh, and it’s October 1, 2009: 3,671 days since leaving Earth orbit.

    http://space1999.net...

    I thought the Space 1999 chicks were pretty hot with those futuristic hairdos

    Yowzaa Yowzaa Yowzaa !!![/quote]

    You must be thinking of UFO:
    http://freespace.vir...
    Sorry, Paul, but purple hair was hot!

  • JTH | October 2, 2009 at 12:14 am |

    [quote comment=”351533″]
    I had that Eagle spaceship. Then, like an idiot, I sold it to a consignment shop years ago. Still have a model, but two engines are missing.

    Weird – my anti-spam word is SPACE[/quote]
    Man, I never had the ship. It was the one toy I really wanted when I was a kid and never got.

    One of my dad’s friend’s kids (you still with me?) had one and I thought it was the most amazing toy ever created. I really didn’t even like those kids but I wanted to go over to their house all the time. Sadly, they lived pretty far away so we rarely made the trip.

  • JimV19 | October 2, 2009 at 12:15 am |

    [quote comment=”351536″]http://awfulannouncing.blogspot.com/2009/09/espn-to-use-sports-nation-to-piss-you.html

    Wow[/quote]

    Gonna be hard to break Madden’s record…

  • JimV19 | October 2, 2009 at 12:18 am |

    [quote comment=”351538″][quote comment=”351533″]
    I had that Eagle spaceship. Then, like an idiot, I sold it to a consignment shop years ago. Still have a model, but two engines are missing.

    Weird – my anti-spam word is SPACE[/quote]
    Man, I never had the ship. It was the one toy I really wanted when I was a kid and never got.

    One of my dad’s friend’s kids (you still with me?) had one and I thought it was the most amazing toy ever created. I really didn’t even like those kids but I wanted to go over to their house all the time. Sadly, they lived pretty far away so we rarely made the trip.[/quote]

    It was fun to play with, for sure. A little too big, but I also had a die-cast pocket-sized one that I took with me on trips.

    Check your local comic book shop. If they don’t have the big one they might have a smaller version.

  • JTH | October 2, 2009 at 12:25 am |

    [quote comment=”351540″][quote comment=”351538″][quote comment=”351533″]
    I had that Eagle spaceship. Then, like an idiot, I sold it to a consignment shop years ago. Still have a model, but two engines are missing.

    Weird – my anti-spam word is SPACE[/quote]
    Man, I never had the ship. It was the one toy I really wanted when I was a kid and never got.

    One of my dad’s friend’s kids (you still with me?) had one and I thought it was the most amazing toy ever created. I really didn’t even like those kids but I wanted to go over to their house all the time. Sadly, they lived pretty far away so we rarely made the trip.[/quote]

    It was fun to play with, for sure. A little too big, but I also had a die-cast pocket-sized one that I took with me on trips.

    Check your local comic book shop. If they don’t have the big one they might have a smaller version.[/quote]
    Smaller one? Absolutely not. It must be that gigantic one. And I’ll have nowhere to put it and the kids will want to play with it and then I’ll have to hide it in the garage or something and I’ll totally regret buying the stupid thing and nobody’s going to be happy and it’ll be worth every penny.

    Seriously, it’s not the kind of thing I’m going to seek out, but if I ever do stumble across one, I’m buying it.

  • JimV19 | October 2, 2009 at 12:27 am |

    [quote comment=”351537″][quote comment=”351534″][quote comment=”351532″]Oh, and it’s October 1, 2009: 3,671 days since leaving Earth orbit.

    http://space1999.net...

    I thought the Space 1999 chicks were pretty hot with those futuristic hairdos

    Yowzaa Yowzaa Yowzaa !!![/quote]

    You must be thinking of UFO:
    http://freespace.vir...
    Sorry, Paul, but purple hair was hot![/quote]

    Another woman from UFO made it to #2 on this Sci-Fi uniwatch list: http://www.neonbubbl...

  • joe | October 2, 2009 at 12:56 am |

    [quote comment=”351451″][quote comment=”351444″][quote comment=”351389″][quote comment=”351386″][quote comment=”351385″][quote comment=”351384″][quote comment=”351377″]Thank you, JTH and Hank.
    Really like that “regular” and “full right” thing.
    So north of the border sounding.
    :)[/quote]
    It’d be even better if they followed the lead of surfing/snowboarding/skateboarding: regular stance vs. goofy foot.[/quote]
    Most goalies I know are goofy enough without giving them the official title . . . .[/quote]

    Of course being a l/h shot in hockey doesn’t mean the player is lefthanded in life. I may be mistaken, but I recall reading that a majority of NHLers (non-goalies) are lefthanded shots. Wonder why that is?[/quote]

    90% of the world is right-handed. If you’re right-handed, you shoot left.[/quote]

    which I’ve always found odd. I’m LH and I shoot left.
    Although It is strange that goalie handedness is opposite of skater handedness. Left shooter is low left hand. lefty goalie is glove (low hand) on the right[/quote]

    I explained the shooter reason above. It’s physics, and completely is reliant upon a fulcrum.[/quote]
    but that does not explain the fact that goalie hands are swithced

  • Greenie | October 2, 2009 at 3:55 am |

    [quote comment=”351516″]quick UW poll:

    which is worse?

    uniform a

    uniform b

    uniform c[/quote]

    c, but i’ve also been drinking, and b looks the best right now.

    -Greenie

  • Ryan B | October 2, 2009 at 8:12 am |

    [quote comment=”351514″]Well, I do NOT see the difference in those Mattel logos. The rest of ’em I smoked.[/quote]
    Check the M. That’s the difference.

  • Tom | October 3, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    Glad to see the owner of this site is stupid enough to lose his mind over “Global Warming”, You really are a fag.