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Giving New Meaning to the Term ‘Hat Head’

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Baseball caps are such a pain. They cost too much, they mess up your hair, they blow off in the wind, and I’m constantly losing them because I leave them behind in the movie theater or wherever. But there’s a guy in Japan who has solved all those problems — see for yourself.

Kirsten spotted that vid about two weeks ago. Intrigued, I asked Jeremy Brahm if he could serve as interpreter. Here’s his translation:

Really, Danny has not taken his hat off in 20 years.

“Even when I’m eating dinner, I don’t take off my hat. Even when I enter the bath, I don’t take the hat off either.”

Why do you think this person hasn’t taken his hat off for 20 years? Well, here is the reason: Really, it is his hair that looks like he’s wearing a hat. He has had this hairstyle for 20 years.

When walking down the street? Surprising. When going to the temple? “That’s your hair isn’t it? You can do that to your hair?” Surprising.

When going to a public bath? “Take off your hat when entering, please… What is this? It’s your hair [laughing].”

Shampoo time. He’s really getting it into his roots. Right after washing, he gets started to style his hair. He doesn’t use any sort of styling gel, but it looks just right.

What’s the reason for him to have this hairstyle? In the past, he couldn’t [afford to] buy a hat, so he felt sad and chose to do this.

I know I speak for everyone here when I say that some MLB team really needs to sign Danny to a contract, just so we can see the team logo being shaved into his hair.

In case you missed it yesterday: If you’ve been looking for a bunch of overpriced 1980s and ’90s indie singles, I’m selling a bunch of them on eBay, and I’ll be adding more soon.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Did you know the Steelers have an annual fashion show? It’s true. … “Vancouver goalie Roberto Luongo has decided to emulate Ed Belfour and Marty Turco, so he’s been matching his mask to his jersey depending on the game location,” says John Muir. “Through the first three games he’s paired his regular blue lumberjack mask with the home blue set, and the throwback ‘natural’ mask with the road whites. Seeing that he’s 0-3 to start the season, he might want to go back to preseason mode (throwback mask at home, went 3-0).” … You know how the Cubs use that felt logo appliqué on their helmets? Here’s a good view of how the Phillies used to do the same thing (with thanks to Chris Lamping). … Mike Bream notes that the town of Oak Park, Illinois, has updated its police car design, and likens it to the Vikings going from their old uniforms to their current set. Is this a nationwide trend? … Broncos coaching apparel and end zone design get some attention here. … Here’s a video of Patrick Lalime discussing his new mask (with thanks to Spencer Seaner). … Jeremy Richardson reports that the 2010 UEFA Futsal championships (that’s indoor soccer, kids) will be played on a black pitch. … Actual quote from some genius who thinks I didn’t take the NFL’s pink gear seriously enough: “Without women, there would be no marriage, there would be no ESPN, there would be no football, there would be no anything.” Yes, that’s why we need a cure for breast cancer — to ensure the survival of football. … Speaking of pink, here’s the stocking stuffer of the year: a swine flu plush toy (thanks, Kirsten). … Also from Kirsten: Ever wish you could draw a few stick figures and have them magically transform into a photo? Probably not, because it seems to good to be true. But look! … Want to turn your life into a giant product-placement infomercial? I hope not, for your sake (actually, for all our sakes). But if you’re determined to flush your life down that particular toilet, here’s how to do it. Further depressing details, featuring Darren Rovell’s patented lack of any critical analysis whatsoever, here (blame Brinke Guthrie).

Tech issues: We had some problems with the commenting function earlier today, but I think it’s fixed now. Fingers crossed.

 

215 comments to Giving New Meaning to the Term ‘Hat Head’

  • LI Phil | October 7, 2009 at 8:51 am |

    what uni # will braylon edwards wear for the jets?

  • mike 2 | October 7, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    On the topic of police cars, the Ontario Provincial Police have recently adopted a throwback look (going back to their design from the 1970’s and previous) after a number of years in a generic, bland design. Not a case of BFBS, as they’re going back to their historical roots.

    I couldn’t find a photo but when they rolled out the new (old) design they went full retro with old-style cherries on top of the first few cruisers instead of the standard light bar.

    Bland 1980s redesigns (with a few new ones thrown in)

    http://namini.files....

    Throwbacks

    http://www.edmontonj...

  • peter | October 7, 2009 at 10:14 am |

    I’m not sure a guy who lead the league in drops is a good deal for the Jets…considering what they gave up to get him, it seems like they are handing alot over…is it a step up? Only in time we will see…I truly truly hope so!

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    Further on the subject of “modernized” squad cars, there’s something that’s been bugging me and I was wondering if this is a nationwide trend as well.

    The Chicago police have taken to wearing baseball-style caps with their unis. It really is not a good look. I’m sure they’re more comfortable, but it makes them look like half-assed security guards or armored car drivers.

    And the classic checkerboard hatband really doesn’t work with them.

    I mean, come ON, what’s better? This or this? No contest.

    Well, at least they haven’t tried to go the flashy route on their cars, er, Tahoes yet.

  • Hank | October 7, 2009 at 10:17 am |

    Not sure if the logo on Callison’s helmet is a loose applique or a flapping decal. Here’s a pic of Richie Allen taken in ’64 and his helmet logo looks like a decal.

    http://images.google...

  • Jamie | October 7, 2009 at 10:18 am |

    The youtube link contains a “malinformed video ID”.

  • Brian H. | October 7, 2009 at 10:19 am |

    Could somebody tell that numbskull ranting about the pink stuff that breast cancer is extremely, EXTREMELY overstated in how fatal and prevalent it is? It’s probably the most “overrated” disease out there.

  • leon | October 7, 2009 at 10:19 am |

    I was wondering what happened to Grace Jones.

  • Elwood | October 7, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    Paul, after yesterday’s HBP adventures, maybe it’s time for another look at the worst baggy pants/jersey offenders?

    As a quick recap, Aubrey Huff’s baggy pants got him first base, but Brandon Inge’s baggy jersey was either not noticed or waived off.

  • Big Al | October 7, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”352548″]Darren Rovell’s patented lack of any critical analysis whatsoever[/quote]
    Zing!

  • RS Rogers | October 7, 2009 at 10:24 am |

    All the police departments in my area, from Washington DC Metro Police to Northern Virginia county cops have made similar switches in the last couple of decades.

    A downgrade, since the previous practice was to have big swatches of flat, bold color, often with contrasting panels, whereas now most police cruisers have much narrower, more filigreed decorations that emphasize text like “Police” or “Name of Jurisdiction”. But the point should always be to maximize visibility, particularly at speed. That means you can’t ask the observer to read text to see that it’s a police car; the car needs a distinctive appearance based on color or shape alone.

    For example, is it any wonder that people treat DC police like rent-a-cops when they drive around in second-rate mall security cars? Real cop cars should look like this. The latter design is instantly recognizable and it commands authority, which is what you want in any tool designed to enforce the law.

  • Paul Lukas | October 7, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”352549″]The youtube link contains a “malinformed video ID”.[/quote]

    Now fixed.

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 10:30 am |

    Back to the main entry topic, I love the inclusion of the classic anime/manga “ten-ten-ten” in the video

  • mmwatkin | October 7, 2009 at 10:31 am |

    Auburn Hills, MI has some really nice looking cruisers

    http://farm1.static....

  • Shane | October 7, 2009 at 10:32 am |

    Isn’t “Udorse” just the 21st Century equivalent of a farmer have ads painted on the side of his barn? Or the old Coke ads on brick buildings? Those are considered quaint now, nostalgic.

  • glen | October 7, 2009 at 10:32 am |

    The Indiana State Police have a couple of different schemes

    http://images109.fot...

    http://www.davesems....

    http://farm2.static....

    and a couple of oldies…

    http://www.in.gov/is...

    http://www.in.gov/is...

  • Hott Rodd | October 7, 2009 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”352543″]what uni # will braylon edwards wear for the jets?[/quote]

    dunno, but I heard that when they handed him his jersey so he could get a look, he dropped it.

  • glen | October 7, 2009 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”352560″][quote comment=”352543″]what uni # will braylon edwards wear for the jets?[/quote]

    dunno, but I heard that when they handed him his jersey so he could get a look, he dropped it.[/quote]

    [quote comment=\”352560\”][quote comment=\”352543\”]what uni # will braylon edwards wear for the jets?[/quote]

    dunno, but I heard that when they handed him his jersey so he could get a look, he dropped it.[/quote]

    HAHAHAHAHA! I heard he would have a decimal, .08

  • scott | October 7, 2009 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”352552″]Paul, after yesterday’s HBP adventures, maybe it’s time for another look at the worst baggy pants/jersey offenders?

    As a quick recap, Aubrey Huff’s baggy pants got him first base, but Brandon Inge’s baggy jersey was either not noticed or waived off.[/quote]

    Huff’s pants didn’t look particularly baggy to me. And neither did Inge’s jersey. The umpire simply blew the call on Inge.

  • Beardface | October 7, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    Say what you want about police cars, but nothing will be able to top the ridiculousness of this guy

  • War Damn Eagle | October 7, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    can’t edwards wear #17. i don’t think anyone currently has that number. brad smith is 16.

  • peter | October 7, 2009 at 10:39 am |

    Clowney USED to be 17…now he’s 87….so 17 would be available I think

  • glen | October 7, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”352563″]Say what you want about police cars, but nothing will be able to top the ridiculousness of this guy[/quote]

    I beg to differ!
    http://blog.nj.com/h...

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”352563″]Say what you want about police cars, but nothing will be able to top the ridiculousness of this guy[/quote]

    He should be wearing one of those Texas Rangers two-tone batting helmets. Y’know, the Speed Racer look.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | October 7, 2009 at 10:44 am |

    east sussex has a fairly cool cruiser

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”352548″]Not sure if the logo on Callison’s helmet is a loose applique or a flapping decal. Here’s a pic of Richie Allen taken in ’64 and his helmet logo looks like a decal.

    http://images.google...

    Not sure a decal can “flap”. Chip or flake, yes, but not flap. A sticker can flap. And the shoulders of Oregon’s jerseys flap. The gums of most all of ESPN’s talking heads flap.

    But don’t think decals do.

    Think it’s an applique of some sort.

    —Ricko

  • Jeff P | October 7, 2009 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”352547″]Further on the subject of “modernized” squad cars, there’s something that’s been bugging me and I was wondering if this is a nationwide trend as well.

    The Chicago police have taken to wearing baseball-style caps with their unis. It really is not a good look. I’m sure they’re more comfortable, but it makes them look like half-assed security guards or armored car drivers.

    And the classic checkerboard hatband really doesn’t work with them.

    I mean, come ON, what’s better? This or this? No contest.

    Well, at least they haven’t tried to go the flashy route on their cars, er, Tahoes yet.[/quote]

    Cheaper would be the word you’re looking for. Baseball caps are not expensive at all- the real caps usually have leather sweats, are exactly sized, lined and all that jazz.

    An adjustable baseball cap is much cheaper. Budget cuts played a role in that decision I’m sure.

    But, you look like a rent-a-cop, people will treat you like one.

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”352566″][quote comment=”352563″]Say what you want about police cars, but nothing will be able to top the ridiculousness of this guy[/quote]

    I beg to differ!
    http://blog.nj.com/h...

    Perfect for Jersey City. Maneuverable, and designed for convenient city living. Efficient, too. Just room enough for an Officer and a bag of payoff money.

    —Ricko

  • glen | October 7, 2009 at 10:51 am |

    The Italians win hands down

    http://2.bp.blogspot...

    http://www.enginelou...

    The German’s get props as well

    http://2.bp.blogspot...

    http://4.bp.blogspot...

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    Crabtree’s number with 49ers?

    Anyone?

    They only have one wideout NOT wearing something in the 80s. Wonder if they’ll stay with trying to keep WRs in the 80s.

  • leon | October 7, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    Excuse me, I have to go. somewhere a crime is happening.

    http://www.mgm.com/t...

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”352574″]Excuse me, I have to go. somewhere a crime is happening.

    http://www.mgm.com/t...

    Now THAT’s what a football player should look like!!!

    FOX thinks so…
    http://ssreporters.f...

    —Ricko

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”352573″]Crabtree’s number with 49ers?

    Anyone?

    They only have one wideout NOT wearing something in the 80s. Wonder if they’ll stay with trying to keep WRs in the 80s.[/quote]
    Well, he ain’t wearing his college number.

    And if you ask me, the NFL blew it when they started allowing receivers to wear 10-19. They should have either opened up all the QB/kicker numbers or only allowed single-digit numbers. Single-digit numbers look good on WRs. Numbers 10-19 do not.

  • Hott Rodd | October 7, 2009 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”352573″]Crabtree’s number with 49ers?

    Anyone?

    They only have one wideout NOT wearing something in the 80s. Wonder if they’ll stay with trying to keep WRs in the 80s.[/quote]

    For what it’s worth, the 49ers team shop is selling crabtree apparel with 15 on it.

    And the jets are selling 17-Edwards jerseys.

  • glen | October 7, 2009 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”352575″][quote comment=”352574″]Excuse me, I have to go. somewhere a crime is happening.

    http://www.mgm.com/t...

    Now THAT’s what a football player should look like!!!

    FOX thinks so…
    http://ssreporters.f...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    That made me think of this. HAHAHA!

    http://nymag.com/dai...

  • Hank | October 7, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    I cannot stand that stupid Fox robot.

  • glen | October 7, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    RFL – It is going to be huge! you mark my words!

    http://www.roboticfo...

  • Garrett | October 7, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    I know the Milwaukee Police Department went retro with their police car a few years ago.

    http://www.jsonline....

  • Hank | October 7, 2009 at 11:08 am |

    New cruisers for Bedrock, PD. http://www.flickr.co...

  • leon | October 7, 2009 at 11:08 am |

    Crabtree’s number with 49ers?

    7, I mean 10

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”352576″][quote comment=”352573″]Crabtree’s number with 49ers?

    Anyone?

    They only have one wideout NOT wearing something in the 80s. Wonder if they’ll stay with trying to keep WRs in the 80s.[/quote]
    Well, he ain’t wearing his college number.

    And if you ask me, the NFL blew it when they started allowing receivers to wear 10-19. They should have either opened up all the QB/kicker numbers or only allowed single-digit numbers. Single-digit numbers look good on WRs. Numbers 10-19 do not.[/quote]

    Completely agree. No reason for a WR to wear something not in the 80s if such a number is available. In the past was routine–and expected–that a rookie WR wearing a single digit or teen in preseason would be assigned something in the 80s after final cutdown. And they liked it, was a sign they’d made the club.

    Still, though, I’d rather see single digits than teens on WRs. Was one of the little things I liked about USFL. Anthony Carter kept is Michigan 1, Trumaine Johnson his Grambling 2…as well as a few others (USFL allowed one “uni-aberration” like that per team, as I recall).

    —Ricko

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 11:16 am |

    OK, one exception to my “WRs don’t look good with a number between 10 and 19” statement.

  • leon | October 7, 2009 at 11:16 am |

    “32” used to be a great linebacker #

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 11:18 am |

    [quote comment=”352585″]OK, one exception to my “WRs don’t look good with a number between 10 and 19” statement.[/quote]

    Always exceptions, yes. LOL
    Lance Alworth (19) and Don Maynard (13) come to mind, too.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”352587″][quote comment=”352585″]OK, one exception to my “WRs don’t look good with a number between 10 and 19” statement.[/quote]

    Always exceptions, yes. LOL
    Lance Alworth (19) and Don Maynard (13) come to mind, too.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Natch. And Don Hutson (14), etc.

    I guess I was referring to the “modern NFL” not history. Because does anyone want to see a running back wearing Red Grange’s number again? Yikes.

  • Adam | October 7, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”352579″]I cannot stand that stupid Fox robot.[/quote]

    I cannot stand FOX SPORTS… stupid robots and other stupid things

  • Beardface | October 7, 2009 at 11:25 am |

    [quote comment=”352572″]The German’s get props as well

    http://2.bp.blogspot...

    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    Porsche police cars certainly are nice… but did they have to paint them to look like Heineken keg-cans?

  • Hott Rodd | October 7, 2009 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”352590″][quote comment=”352572″]The German’s get props as well

    http://2.bp.blogspot...

    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    Porsche police cars certainly are nice… but did they have to paint them to look like Heineken keg-cans?[/quote]

    mmmm tasty

  • LI Phil | October 7, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”352588″][quote comment=”352587″][quote comment=”352585″]OK, one exception to my “WRs don’t look good with a number between 10 and 19” statement.[/quote]

    Always exceptions, yes. LOL
    Lance Alworth (19) and Don Maynard (13) come to mind, too.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Natch. And Don Hutson (14), etc.

    I guess I was referring to the “modern NFL” not history. Because does anyone want to see a running back wearing Red Grange’s number again? Yikes.[/quote]

    or a (granted, it’s the CFL) QB like sam etcheverry

  • leon | October 7, 2009 at 11:31 am |

    Because does anyone want to see a running back wearing Red Grange’s number again?

    What’s the diff? and check out the footwear.
    http://www.chuckscon...

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”352588″][quote comment=”352587″][quote comment=”352585″]OK, one exception to my “WRs don’t look good with a number between 10 and 19” statement.[/quote]

    Always exceptions, yes. LOL
    Lance Alworth (19) and Don Maynard (13) come to mind, too.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Natch. And Don Hutson (14), etc.

    I guess I was referring to the “modern NFL” not history. Because does anyone want to see a running back wearing Red Grange’s number again? Yikes.[/quote]

    Alworth and Maynard aren’t “modern NFL” history?
    Thought was sorta defined as the TV Era.

  • leon | October 7, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    does anyone want to see a running back wearing Red Grange’s number again? Yikes.

    Maybe not “77”, but I wouldn’t have minded seeing Bill Olds Wearing “88”.

  • The Jeff | October 7, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    I think they need to relax the number rules a bit.

    I don’t really have a problem with players wearing whatever number they want. The only real reason for the number rules is to make it easier on the refs to tell if a player is ineligible. So, simple solution – offensive lineman must wear a number between 60 and 79. That’s it. Everyone else can wear anything they want. It’s not like it really matters if the guy catching the ball is wearing 12, 21, 46 or 81. And while we’re at it, bring back 00.

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”352595″][quote comment=”352588″][quote comment=”352587″][quote comment=”352585″]OK, one exception to my “WRs don’t look good with a number between 10 and 19” statement.[/quote]

    Always exceptions, yes. LOL
    Lance Alworth (19) and Don Maynard (13) come to mind, too.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Natch. And Don Hutson (14), etc.

    I guess I was referring to the “modern NFL” not history. Because does anyone want to see a running back wearing Red Grange’s number again? Yikes.[/quote]

    Alworth and Maynard aren’t “modern NFL” history?
    Thought was sorta defined as the TV Era.[/quote]
    The “Modern NFL” began when I started paying attention.

    Of course, this shoots another hole in my statement, because the Fouts/Muncie/Winslow/Joiner Chargers were my favorite “other” team.

  • mmwatkin | October 7, 2009 at 11:44 am |
  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”352596″]does anyone want to see a running back wearing Red Grange’s number again? Yikes.

    Maybe not “77”, but I wouldn’t have minded seeing Bill Olds Wearing “88”.[/quote]
    Chuck D would prefer 98.

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”352597″]I think they need to relax the number rules a bit.

    I don’t really have a problem with players wearing whatever number they want. The only real reason for the number rules is to make it easier on the refs to tell if a player is ineligible. So, simple solution – offensive lineman must wear a number between 60 and 79. That’s it. Everyone else can wear anything they want. It’s not like it really matters if the guy catching the ball is wearing 12, 21, 46 or 81. And while we’re at it, bring back 00.[/quote]

    See, I kinda agree with that, actually.
    My point about the current numbering system is that I don’t get relaxing the 80’s rule just because wideouts “like the numbers in the teens”.

    That’s just…stupid.

    Teams gonna give ’em their own special supply of Sharpies, too?

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    “…offensive lineman must wear a number between 60 and 79. That’s it.”

    We should assume you meant “50” and 79, right?

  • The Jeff | October 7, 2009 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”352601″][quote comment=”352597″]I think they need to relax the number rules a bit.

    I don’t really have a problem with players wearing whatever number they want. The only real reason for the number rules is to make it easier on the refs to tell if a player is ineligible. So, simple solution – offensive lineman must wear a number between 60 and 79. That’s it. Everyone else can wear anything they want. It’s not like it really matters if the guy catching the ball is wearing 12, 21, 46 or 81. And while we’re at it, bring back 00.[/quote]

    See, I kinda agree with that, actually.
    My point about the current numbering system is that I don’t get relaxing the 80’s rule just because wideouts “like the numbers in the teens”.

    That’s just…stupid.

    Teams gonna give ’em their own special supply of Sharpies, too?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I don’t think that’s the real reason… I think you can blame retired numbers for that.

    Take a pass happy team, 6WRs, 3TEs, a couple HOF players with we’ll say 80 and 84 retired… and there ya go.

  • Brad | October 7, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    I always liked the Washington State Patrol cars and uniforms.

    Car
    Uniforms
    WSP page about their uniforms

  • The Jeff | October 7, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”352602″]”…offensive lineman must wear a number between 60 and 79. That’s it.”

    We should assume you meant “50” and 79, right?[/quote]

    No I think I meant 60. The 50’s are pretty much dominated by linebackers now and even if they did relax the number rules, that wouldn’t change right away.

  • LI Phil | October 7, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote]I don’t get relaxing the 80’s rule just because wideouts “like the numbers in the teens”.

    That’s just…stupid.[/quote]

    i’d rather they let WRs take any number they want than allow them to wear, for example, specially colored cleats, wristbands, chinstraps, or have no undersock/oversock, etc. and other “LOOK AT ME” accoutrements

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”352603″][quote comment=”352601″][quote comment=”352597″]I think they need to relax the number rules a bit.

    I don’t really have a problem with players wearing whatever number they want. The only real reason for the number rules is to make it easier on the refs to tell if a player is ineligible. So, simple solution – offensive lineman must wear a number between 60 and 79. That’s it. Everyone else can wear anything they want. It’s not like it really matters if the guy catching the ball is wearing 12, 21, 46 or 81. And while we’re at it, bring back 00.[/quote]

    See, I kinda agree with that, actually.
    My point about the current numbering system is that I don’t get relaxing the 80’s rule just because wideouts “like the numbers in the teens”.

    That’s just…stupid.

    Teams gonna give ’em their own special supply of Sharpies, too?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I don’t think that’s the real reason… I think you can blame retired numbers for that.

    Take a pass happy team, 6WRs, 3TEs, a couple HOF players with we’ll say 80 and 84 retired… and there ya go.[/quote]

    I said, if “no number in 80s in available” is fine. I’m realistic enough to get that. But there are some teams with virtually NO wideouts wearing numbers in 80s. And I guarantee you, those teams don’t have seven or eight retired numbers in the 80s.

    It kinda started, for one, when Moss couldn’t get 84 with the Raiders, and didn’t like any of the 80’s that were available. Or was it Plax signing with the Giants? Somewhere around that time was when it all began.

    —Ricko

  • Eagles-88 | October 7, 2009 at 12:09 pm |

    On the subject of police cars, these websites will give you pictures of pretty much every single police car in the US and beyond:

    http://policecarsite...
    http://policecararch...

    The federal government is not immune from moving towards the “rent-a-cop” look either, for example:

    Secret Service Uniformed Division, old and classy:
    http://members.fortu...
    New: http://members.fortu...

    FBI Police, old and dignified:
    http://members.fortu...

    New, meet George Jetson:
    http://members.fortu...

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    Jacksonville Jaguars, for example, currently have four active players wearing numbers in the 80s (2 WR, 2 TE).

    Well, I suppose, the Jaguars having SO many retired numbers in their long rich history and all, they had no choice.

    —Ricko

  • The Jeff | October 7, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”352607″]

    I said, if “no number in 80s in available” is fine. I’m realistic enough to get that. But there are some teams with virtually NO wideouts wearing numbers in 80s. And I guarantee you, those teams don’t have seven or eight retired numbers in the 80s.

    It kinda started, for one, when Moss couldn’t get 84 with the Raiders, and didn’t like any of the 80’s that were available. Or was it Plax signing with the Giants? Somewhere around that time was when it all began.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Moss and Plaxico (what the hell kind of name is that anyway) might have started the latest trend, but Keyshawn Johnson was wearing 19 a decade ago. I think his first season might have been a legitimate no number available thing, but after that he was given an exception.

  • peter | October 7, 2009 at 12:13 pm |

    “The”.. what the hell kind of name is that…(sarcasm)

    Actually, I think Plaxico was named after his uncle or some other family member

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”352610″][quote comment=”352607″]

    I said, if “no number in 80s in available” is fine. I’m realistic enough to get that. But there are some teams with virtually NO wideouts wearing numbers in 80s. And I guarantee you, those teams don’t have seven or eight retired numbers in the 80s.

    It kinda started, for one, when Moss couldn’t get 84 with the Raiders, and didn’t like any of the 80’s that were available. Or was it Plax signing with the Giants? Somewhere around that time was when it all began.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Moss and Plaxico (what the hell kind of name is that anyway) might have started the latest trend, but Keyshawn Johnson was wearing 19 a decade ago. I think his first season might have been a legitimate no number available thing, but after that he was given an exception.[/quote]

    Yes, Keyshawn, thanks. Didn’t the Jets fudge that by claiming he also was a kick returner or something?

    But the actual rule change permitting WR #s in the teens came about around the time of Plax and Moss changing teams as I recall.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”352605″][quote comment=”352602″]”…offensive lineman must wear a number between 60 and 79. That’s it.”

    We should assume you meant “50” and 79, right?[/quote]

    No I think I meant 60. The 50’s are pretty much dominated by linebackers now and even if they did relax the number rules, that wouldn’t change right away.[/quote]
    There are still quite a few OLs wearing numbers in the 50s.

    But, because the majority of players wearing numbers in the 50s are linebackers, then 50-59 should no longer be valid for offensive linemen?

  • Chad | October 7, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”352608″]On the subject of police cars, these websites will give you pictures of pretty much every single police car in the US and beyond:

    http://policecarsite...
    http://policecararch...

    The federal government is not immune from moving towards the “rent-a-cop” look either, for example:

    Secret Service Uniformed Division, old and classy:
    http://members.fortu...
    New: http://members.fortu...

    FBI Police, old and dignified:
    http://members.fortu...

    New, meet George Jetson:
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    did these links work for anyone? i got nothing

  • Jeff | October 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    Not sure if I missed a difinitive answerr in the comments but 17:

    http://www.jetsshop....

  • The Jeff | October 7, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”352613″][quote comment=”352605″][quote comment=”352602″]”…offensive lineman must wear a number between 60 and 79. That’s it.”

    We should assume you meant “50” and 79, right?[/quote]

    No I think I meant 60. The 50’s are pretty much dominated by linebackers now and even if they did relax the number rules, that wouldn’t change right away.[/quote]
    There are still quite a few OLs wearing numbers in the 50s.

    But, because the majority of players wearing numbers in the 50s are linebackers, then 50-59 should no longer be valid for offensive linemen?[/quote]

    Fine, 50-79. Whatever. Arbitrary number rule is arbitrary. Sounds just as silly to complain about that as it does to complain about WRs getting to use QB/K numbers, doesn’t it?

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”352607″]I said, if “no number in 80s in available” is fine. I’m realistic enough to get that. But there are some teams with virtually NO wideouts wearing numbers in 80s. And I guarantee you, those teams don’t have seven or eight retired numbers in the 80s.[/quote]
    The Bears have six wide receivers on their active roster, only two of them have numbers in the 80s.

    Quick, name a Bears WR whose number is retired.

  • Jeff | October 7, 2009 at 12:23 pm |

    Packers used to have a fashion show for charity, back when it was easier to get players to do things in the community. Players still do things in community but now it’s mostly orchestrated by the Packers, in connection with sponsors, marketing partners and approved charities.

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”352613″][quote comment=”352605″][quote comment=”352602″]”…offensive lineman must wear a number between 60 and 79. That’s it.”

    We should assume you meant “50” and 79, right?[/quote]

    No I think I meant 60. The 50’s are pretty much dominated by linebackers now and even if they did relax the number rules, that wouldn’t change right away.[/quote]
    There are still quite a few OLs wearing numbers in the 50s.

    But, because the majority of players wearing numbers in the 50s are linebackers, then 50-59 should no longer be valid for offensive linemen?[/quote]

    In his scenario, it should be (because we’re accustomed to it) approached from the offensive point of view…ineligible ballcarrier positions wear 50-79.

    In the kind of free-wheeling number system he’s talking about, such a concern on defense would essentially be irrelevant. That’s why I thought he meant “50” through 79…cuz otherwise a RB could wear 50. And you can’t just ignore the 50s and say, “Well, those are all linebackers, anyway.” A, that’s not true. B, if you’re gonna set parameters can’t leave out 10 numbers.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | October 7, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    when translation software fails

    funny look at the “NFL numbering rule” which was obviously translated from another language into engrish

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”352616″][quote comment=”352613″][quote comment=”352605″][quote comment=”352602″]”…offensive lineman must wear a number between 60 and 79. That’s it.”

    We should assume you meant “50” and 79, right?[/quote]

    No I think I meant 60. The 50’s are pretty much dominated by linebackers now and even if they did relax the number rules, that wouldn’t change right away.[/quote]
    There are still quite a few OLs wearing numbers in the 50s.

    But, because the majority of players wearing numbers in the 50s are linebackers, then 50-59 should no longer be valid for offensive linemen?[/quote]

    Fine, 50-79. Whatever. Arbitrary number rule is arbitrary. Sounds just as silly to complain about that as it does to complain about WRs getting to use QB/K numbers, doesn’t it?[/quote]
    OK, but the 50-79 rule isn’t arbitrary. That actually serves a purpose. Players wearing those numbers are ineligible. It helps the officials do their job.

    And I’m not really complaining about receivers wearing QB numbers, I’m just saying that numbers in the teens don’t look as good on the WRs as they do on QBs. Basically, SINCE the NFL is insisting on slotting the positions numerically, AND they relaxed the rules, they opened up the wrong digits — should’ve gone with 1-9 instead.

  • James | October 7, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”352566″][quote comment=”352563″]Say what you want about police cars, but nothing will be able to top the ridiculousness of this guy[/quote]

    I beg to differ!
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    I saw these in Myrtle Beach, SC

    http://dl.getdropbox... Myrtle Beach Cops

  • We Got Ns In The Backfield | October 7, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    The NFL actually should just restrict WRs from wearing 7 through 12 since they are the traditional QB numbers.

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”352620″]when translation software fails

    funny look at the “NFL numbering rule” which was obviously translated from another language into engrish[/quote]
    “he flow approach was established into the league on April 5, 1973, as a means for fans and officials (referees, linesmen) to more certainly classify players on the pasture by their outlook”

    Desmond Clark thinks that sounds about right.

  • The Jeff | October 7, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”352623″]The NFL actually should just restrict WRs from wearing 7 through 12 since they are the traditional QB numbers.[/quote]

    Even though two of the best QBs in modern history wore 13 and 16?

    What numbers you call traditional really depends on when you started watching the league. The Bears lack of retired WR numbers was mentioned earlier – but they have 42 retired for a QB.

    WRs have worn numbers in the teens and twenties before. Linebackers used to wear numbers in the 80’s, so did defensive linemen. The number rules may be to help the refs know who is ineligible, but they’re still completely arbitrary. Pick a range of numbers and call them ineligible. It doesn’t actually matter if it’s 50-79 or or 40-69 or whatever. We’re just used to seeing a certain set of numbers used so it looks weird to see something else.

    I’m a Raiders fan – just a few years ago #12 led us to a Superbowl (then played the worst game ever). Now #12 is a WR who can’t catch. It’s a little odd to look at, but it doesn’t really bother me, aside from the can’t catch part.

  • Gusto44 | October 7, 2009 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”352595″][quote comment=”352588″][quote comment=”352587″][quote comment=”352585″]OK, one exception to my “WRs don’t look good with a number between 10 and 19” statement.[/quote]

    Always exceptions, yes. LOL
    Lance Alworth (19) and Don Maynard (13) come to mind, too.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Natch. And Don Hutson (14), etc.

    I guess I was referring to the “modern NFL” not history. Because does anyone want to see a running back wearing Red Grange’s number again? Yikes.[/quote]

    Alworth and Maynard aren’t “modern NFL” history?
    Thought was sorta defined as the TV Era.[/quote]

    Thought of another non #80s receiver who put together some good seasons in the 1970s. # 00 Ken Burrough of the Houston Oilers.

  • Paul Lukas | October 7, 2009 at 1:02 pm |

    This whole uni-numbering thing is interesting. Personally, I’m actually in favor of less restrictive rules. Basically, I think any eligible receiver should be allowed to wear any eligible number. I love it when a tight end has a number in the 40s, I loved growing up watching Gene Washington wear 18, I think Reggie Bush should’ve been allowed to wear 5, etc. And as the wildcat offense becomes more popular, many of these position designations become more flexible, so why note make the numbers flexible too?

  • Reggie | October 7, 2009 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”352618″]Packers used to have a fashion show for charity, back when it was easier to get players to do things in the community. Players still do things in community but now it’s mostly orchestrated by the Packers, in connection with sponsors, marketing partners and approved charities.[/quote]

    I think the Charlestown Chiefs did something like that.

  • JimV19 | October 7, 2009 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”352584″][quote comment=”352576″][quote comment=”352573″]Still, though, I’d rather see single digits than teens on WRs. Was one of the little things I liked about USFL. Anthony Carter kept is Michigan 1, Trumaine Johnson his Grambling 2…as well as a few others (USFL allowed one “uni-aberration” like that per team, as I recall).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    And Doug Flutie wearing #22 was just as awesome!

  • JimV19 | October 7, 2009 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”352588″][quote comment=”352587″][quote comment=”352585″]OK, one exception to my “WRs don’t look good with a number between 10 and 19” statement.[/quote]

    Always exceptions, yes. LOL
    Lance Alworth (19) and Don Maynard (13) come to mind, too.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Natch. And Don Hutson (14), etc.

    I guess I was referring to the “modern NFL” not history. Because does anyone want to see a running back wearing Red Grange’s number again? Yikes.[/quote]

    I’d love it – same as I loved seeing the Fridge’s #72.

  • JimV19 | October 7, 2009 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”352597″]I think they need to relax the number rules a bit.

    I don’t really have a problem with players wearing whatever number they want. The only real reason for the number rules is to make it easier on the refs to tell if a player is ineligible. So, simple solution – offensive lineman must wear a number between 60 and 79. That’s it. Everyone else can wear anything they want. It’s not like it really matters if the guy catching the ball is wearing 12, 21, 46 or 81. And while we’re at it, bring back 00.[/quote]

    YES!

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”352626″][quote comment=”352595″][quote comment=”352588″][quote comment=”352587″][quote comment=”352585″]OK, one exception to my “WRs don’t look good with a number between 10 and 19” statement.[/quote]

    Always exceptions, yes. LOL
    Lance Alworth (19) and Don Maynard (13) come to mind, too.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Natch. And Don Hutson (14), etc.

    I guess I was referring to the “modern NFL” not history. Because does anyone want to see a running back wearing Red Grange’s number again? Yikes.[/quote]

    Alworth and Maynard aren’t “modern NFL” history?
    Thought was sorta defined as the TV Era.[/quote]

    Thought of another non #80s receiver who put together some good seasons in the 1970s. # 00 Ken Burrough of the Houston Oilers.[/quote]

    Wore it with the Saints, too, before he was traded to Houston.

    I always liked RB Johnny Olszewski (“Johnny O”) who wore #0 for the Redskins, Lions and Broncos in the late 50s, early 60s.
    http://www.pro-footb...

    —Ricko

  • Jamie | October 7, 2009 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”352577″][quote comment=”352573″]Crabtree’s number with 49ers?

    Anyone?

    They only have one wideout NOT wearing something in the 80s. Wonder if they’ll stay with trying to keep WRs in the 80s.[/quote]

    For what it’s worth, the 49ers team shop is selling crabtree apparel with 15 on it.

    And the jets are selling 17-Edwards jerseys.[/quote]

    The store I work at at the mall has been selling Crabtree-15 jerseys since April.

  • Jamie | October 7, 2009 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”352633″][quote comment=”352577″][quote comment=”352573″]Crabtree’s number with 49ers?

    Anyone?

    They only have one wideout NOT wearing something in the 80s. Wonder if they’ll stay with trying to keep WRs in the 80s.[/quote]

    For what it’s worth, the 49ers team shop is selling crabtree apparel with 15 on it.

    And the jets are selling 17-Edwards jerseys.[/quote]

    The store I work at at the mall has been selling Crabtree-15 jerseys since April.[/quote]

  • JimV19 | October 7, 2009 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”352627″]This whole uni-numbering thing is interesting. Personally, I’m actually in favor of less restrictive rules. Basically, I think any eligible receiver should be allowed to wear any eligible number. I love it when a tight end has a number in the 40s, I loved growing up watching Gene Washington wear 18, I think Reggie Bush should’ve been allowed to wear 5, etc. And as the wildcat offense becomes more popular, many of these position designations become more flexible, so why note make the numbers flexible too?[/quote]

    Exactly. Plus, that way the game would look more like my electric football set. Eleven guys, no subs and numbering systems out the window!

  • kj | October 7, 2009 at 1:25 pm |

    There’s definitely a movement towards black-and-white police vehicles. Both Minneapolis and St. Paul have been moving to them recently.

    Personally, I really liked the previous version of the Minneapolis cars: http://www.phototour...

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”352630″][quote comment=”352588″][quote comment=”352587″][quote comment=”352585″]OK, one exception to my “WRs don’t look good with a number between 10 and 19” statement.[/quote]

    Always exceptions, yes. LOL
    Lance Alworth (19) and Don Maynard (13) come to mind, too.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Natch. And Don Hutson (14), etc.

    I guess I was referring to the “modern NFL” not history. Because does anyone want to see a running back wearing Red Grange’s number again? Yikes.[/quote]

    I’d love it – same as I loved seeing the Fridge’s #72.[/quote]
    OK, I’ll admit this was pretty cool.

  • Hott Rodd | October 7, 2009 at 1:29 pm |

    I had read an article a while back (2007?) that one of the cities here was moving back to b&w from all white cars because it helped the aerial support differentiate the police vehicles from similar non police vehicles.

  • We Got Ns In The Backfield | October 7, 2009 at 1:30 pm |

    Yes. It was truly a shame the NFL didn’t let Bush wear number 5, so he wasn’t able to donate 5% of his jersey sales to the victims of Katrina.

    Shame on you, Roger Goodell.

  • Hott Rodd | October 7, 2009 at 1:31 pm |
  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”352634″][quote comment=”352633″][quote comment=”352577″][quote comment=”352573″]Crabtree’s number with 49ers?

    Anyone?

    They only have one wideout NOT wearing something in the 80s. Wonder if they’ll stay with trying to keep WRs in the 80s.[/quote]

    For what it’s worth, the 49ers team shop is selling crabtree apparel with 15 on it.

    And the jets are selling 17-Edwards jerseys.[/quote]

    The store I work at at the mall has been selling Crabtree-15 jerseys since April.[/quote][/quote]

    Now, see, if I were Crabtree I’d want…
    #6 (“Touchdown”) or…
    #8 (“Dial 8 for Long Distance”).

    I mean, gotta get with the NFL WR mindset, right?

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”352639″]Yes. It was truly a shame the NFL didn’t let Bush wear number 5, so he wasn’t able to donate 5% of his jersey sales to the victims of Katrina.

    Shame on you, Roger Goodell.[/quote]

    There’s some precedent for that.
    Didn’t Pacman Jones donate 32% of his income to strippers?

    —Ricko

  • Hott Rodd | October 7, 2009 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”352641″]
    #8 (“Dial 8 for Long Distance”).

    I mean, gotta get with the NFL WR mindset, right?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Either a sign of my age or yours, but i have no idea what that means.. I dial 1 for long distance, is it similar?

  • LI Phil | October 7, 2009 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”352643″][quote comment=”352641″]
    #8 (“Dial 8 for Long Distance”).

    I mean, gotta get with the NFL WR mindset, right?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Either a sign of my age or yours, but i have no idea what that means.. I dial 1 for long distance, is it similar?[/quote]

    maybe it’s ricko’s phone system…”8″ + “1” plus area code plus number?

    my office requires you to dial a “9” for any outside number, but i believe some systems require an 8 + 1 (etc.)

    i don’t think it’s “old school”

  • DenverGregg | October 7, 2009 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”352623″]The NFL actually should just restrict WRs from wearing 7 through 12 since they are the traditional QB numbers.[/quote]
    Please don’t tell me that the NFL is doing to 4 what the NHL did to 99. Also 14 used to be very common for QBs and I have a hunch 18 is going to grow in popularity before long.

  • DJ | October 7, 2009 at 1:44 pm |

    Either a sign of my age or yours, but i have no idea what that means.. I dial 1 for long distance, is it similar?

    In a hotel room, one often had to dial 8 to initiate a long-distance call.

  • Hott Rodd | October 7, 2009 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”352644″][quote comment=”352643″][quote comment=”352641″]
    #8 (“Dial 8 for Long Distance”).

    I mean, gotta get with the NFL WR mindset, right?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Either a sign of my age or yours, but i have no idea what that means.. I dial 1 for long distance, is it similar?[/quote]

    maybe it’s ricko’s phone system…”8″ + “1” plus area code plus number?

    my office requires you to dial a “9” for any outside number, but i believe some systems require an 8 + 1 (etc.)

    i don’t think it’s “old school”[/quote]

    Ok. I thought he was busting out rotary terms, and I’m 27 wondering why he would expect a 22yr old to know such ancient stuff.

    our office has an outgoing button on the phone.

  • Tom V | October 7, 2009 at 1:45 pm |

    I had heard the reason to go to white police cars was the cost of painting, but always thought the white cars didn’t look distinctive at all. And at some point there was a nationwide contest for best looking PD. Article:

    http://www.nytimes.c...

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”352643″][quote comment=”352641″]
    #8 (“Dial 8 for Long Distance”).

    I mean, gotta get with the NFL WR mindset, right?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Either a sign of my age or yours, but i have no idea what that means.. I dial 1 for long distance, is it similar?[/quote]

    Neither, regarding the age thing.

    Hotel telephones—with which pro athletes are all too familiar because of their travel—are where is says, “Dial 8 for Long Distance”. Not used as much now cuz of cell phones, of course, but still there.

    —Ricko

  • DenverGregg | October 7, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”352643″][quote comment=”352641″]
    #8 (“Dial 8 for Long Distance”).

    I mean, gotta get with the NFL WR mindset, right?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Either a sign of my age or yours, but i have no idea what that means.. I dial 1 for long distance, is it similar?[/quote]
    Dial 8 to reach an outside line pretty common in hotels and hospitals. If it’s 9, too many false alarms to 911.

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”352649″][quote comment=”352643″][quote comment=”352641″]
    #8 (“Dial 8 for Long Distance”).

    I mean, gotta get with the NFL WR mindset, right?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Either a sign of my age or yours, but i have no idea what that means.. I dial 1 for long distance, is it similar?[/quote]

    Neither, regarding the age thing.

    Hotel telephones—with which pro athletes are all too familiar because of their travel—are where is says, “Dial 8 for Long Distance”. Not used as much now cuz of cell phones, of course, but still there.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    And with most cell phone services, you don’t even need to dial 1.

  • JimV19 | October 7, 2009 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”352641″][quote comment=”352634″][quote comment=”352633″][quote comment=”352577″][quote comment=”352573″]Crabtree’s number with 49ers?

    Anyone?

    They only have one wideout NOT wearing something in the 80s. Wonder if they’ll stay with trying to keep WRs in the 80s.[/quote]

    For what it’s worth, the 49ers team shop is selling crabtree apparel with 15 on it.

    And the jets are selling 17-Edwards jerseys.[/quote]

    The store I work at at the mall has been selling Crabtree-15 jerseys since April.[/quote][/quote]

    Now, see, if I were Crabtree I’d want…
    #6 (“Touchdown”) or…
    #8 (“Dial 8 for Long Distance”).

    I mean, gotta get with the NFL WR mindset, right?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Anthony Carter had the WR mindset with his #1.

    While it was cool on him, and on Warrren Moon, if I were an owner I’d “retire” the #1. Being the so-called ultimate team sport, I’d reserve it for the fans the way Seattle retired #12. Either that, or you would have to earn the #1. If the players, coaches and fans overwhelmingly agree a certain player deserves #1, then he could wear it.

  • We Got Ns In The Backfield | October 7, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    I could see the NFL permanently retiring the number 4. They already have kind of retired number 1 for Warren Moon, and they will probably retire number 18 for Manning. It will be hard to retire number 12 for Brady since a lot of QBs wear that number though.

  • rpm | October 7, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”352597″]I think they need to relax the number rules a bit.

    I don’t really have a problem with players wearing whatever number they want. The only real reason for the number rules is to make it easier on the refs to tell if a player is ineligible. So, simple solution – offensive lineman must wear a number between 60 and 79. That’s it. Everyone else can wear anything they want. It’s not like it really matters if the guy catching the ball is wearing 12, 21, 46 or 81. And while we’re at it, bring back 00.[/quote]

    after a month of no connection, i welcome myself back to the land of neterwebs by agreeing with jeff 100%. who the hell cares what numbers people wear? and if it hurts your eyes, good. it is one of the things i love about the college game, DT’s that wear #9, QB’s that wear #22, it is beautiful. sure, we won’t see a red grange in #77 anymore, but good golly, open it up. i was a wishbone option QB that toted the number 54 back in the glory days, and wasn’t rico a #73 flanker?

    oh, and comment #7, you’re as much of a clown as the guy who sent the email to paul. don’t call any cancer overrated, it is fucking cancer.

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”352651″][quote comment=”352649″][quote comment=”352643″][quote comment=”352641″]
    #8 (“Dial 8 for Long Distance”).

    I mean, gotta get with the NFL WR mindset, right?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Either a sign of my age or yours, but i have no idea what that means.. I dial 1 for long distance, is it similar?[/quote]

    Neither, regarding the age thing.

    Hotel telephones—with which pro athletes are all too familiar because of their travel—are where is says, “Dial 8 for Long Distance”. Not used as much now cuz of cell phones, of course, but still there.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    And with most cell phone services, you don’t even need to dial 1.[/quote]

    I never said it wasn’t an inside bit. Pro athletes know the phrase from all that time in all those hotel rooms, and they’d get it.

    Doesn’t mean it’s ancient. Means you don’t have the life experience to get the reference.

    I learn something here every day myself. Nothing wrong with that.

    —Ricko

  • leon | October 7, 2009 at 1:55 pm |

    And while we’re at it, bring back 00.

    And how about 0 ?

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • LarryB | October 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”352575″][quote comment=”352574″]Excuse me, I have to go. somewhere a crime is happening.

    http://www.mgm.com/t...

    Now THAT’s what a football player should look like!!!

    FOX thinks so…
    http://ssreporters.f...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    When I see the Fox idea it reminds me of this powerful machine.

    One of the coolest toys I ever had

    http://www.zeroidz.c...

  • JimV19 | October 7, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”352653″]I could see the NFL permanently retiring the number 4. They already have kind of retired number 1 for Warren Moon, and they will probably retire number 18 for Manning. It will be hard to retire number 12 for Brady since a lot of QBs wear that number though.[/quote]

    NO. It was a goofy idea to consider the NBA retiring Jordan’s number, and it would be worse to retire #4. Besides, Brett’s never going to retire, so it’s a moot point…

  • Christopher | October 7, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”352558″]Isn’t “Udorse” just the 21st Century equivalent of a farmer have ads painted on the side of his barn? Or the old Coke ads on brick buildings? Those are considered quaint now, nostalgic.[/quote]

    But a barn is, for all intents and purposes, a place of business.

  • Hott Rodd | October 7, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”352658″][quote comment=”352653″]I could see the NFL permanently retiring the number 4. They already have kind of retired number 1 for Warren Moon, and they will probably retire number 18 for Manning. It will be hard to retire number 12 for Brady since a lot of QBs wear that number though.[/quote]

    NO. It was a goofy idea to consider the NBA retiring Jordan’s number, and it would be worse to retire #4. Besides, Brett’s never going to retire, so it’s a moot point…[/quote]

    Brilliant! retire #4 and then brett HAS to retire. Best. Idea. Ever.

  • anotherguy | October 7, 2009 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”352658″]Besides, Brett’s never going to retire, so it’s a moot point…[/quote]That’s what I was thinking! :-)

    Four teams down, only 28 more to go before he can get his number retired by each team. He’ll be a young 68.

  • Christopher | October 7, 2009 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”352552″]Paul, after yesterday’s HBP adventures, maybe it’s time for another look at the worst baggy pants/jersey offenders?

    As a quick recap, Aubrey Huff’s baggy pants got him first base, but Brandon Inge’s baggy jersey was either not noticed or waived off.[/quote]

    100% agreed. Along with the body armor.

    Fine, if players want to wear pajamas 3 sizes too big- don’t call the HBP unless it hits their body.

  • ry co 40 | October 7, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”352653″]I could see the NFL permanently retiring the number 4. They already have kind of retired number 1 for Warren Moon, and they will probably retire number 18 for Manning. It will be hard to retire number 12 for Brady since a lot of QBs wear that number though.[/quote]

    so you can see the nfl retiring the number of favre, moon, and manning… interesting… what about aikman, montana, and bradshaw then??? how about dilfer? lol

  • DenverGregg | October 7, 2009 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”352641″][quote comment=”352634″][quote comment=”352633″][quote comment=”352577″][quote comment=”352573″]Crabtree’s number with 49ers?

    Anyone?

    They only have one wideout NOT wearing something in the 80s. Wonder if they’ll stay with trying to keep WRs in the 80s.[/quote]

    For what it’s worth, the 49ers team shop is selling crabtree apparel with 15 on it.

    And the jets are selling 17-Edwards jerseys.[/quote]

    The store I work at at the mall has been selling Crabtree-15 jerseys since April.[/quote][/quote]

    Now, see, if I were Crabtree I’d want…
    #6 (“Touchdown”) or…
    #8 (“Dial 8 for Long Distance”).

    I mean, gotta get with the NFL WR mindset, right?

    —Ricko[/quote]
    How’s about 18 as in three 6s?

  • ry co 40 | October 7, 2009 at 2:04 pm |

    i will be at the ceremony when the nfl retires the #7 for “ROETHLISELWAY”

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 2:05 pm |

    #1 is retired league-wide?

    I guess you have to be a player who transcends the game itself to wear it.

  • peter | October 7, 2009 at 2:05 pm |

    Shifting Gears,

    I’m going to a Jim Craig signing and, given his place in sports history, I am shocked by what other athletes are charging for signatures, pictures, etc.

    Now, I don’t go to these often, so that may be why I am shocked, but to see someone like Joba Chamberlain bilking $90…(where as Craig is $30…I’m just more interested in meeting him as a hockey fan)…just doesn’t register w/me about the difference of the 2 people, and one of them played a huge role in perhaps one of the most politically charged/greatest hockey games ever…

    Just dumbfounded…

    Hey Paul, could you get $90 for your signature?

    Phil, I think you could wrangle $75

  • JimV19 | October 7, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”352654″][quote comment=”352597″]after a month of no connection, i welcome myself back to the land of neterwebs by agreeing with jeff 100%. who the hell cares what numbers people wear? and if it hurts your eyes, good. it is one of the things i love about the college game, DT’s that wear #9, QB’s that wear #22, it is beautiful. sure, we won’t see a red grange in #77 anymore, but good golly, open it up. i was a wishbone option QB that toted the number 54 back in the glory days, and wasn’t rico a #73 flanker?[/quote]

    Welcome back, Robert!

    You ran the wishbone? Indeed, you ARE a true artist.

  • LI Phil | October 7, 2009 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”352663″]so you can see the nfl retiring the number of favre, moon, and manning… interesting… what about … bradshaw then???[/quote]

    don’t a lot of guys wear 44?

  • ry co 40 | October 7, 2009 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”352667″]Shifting Gears,

    I’m going to a Jim Craig signing and, given his place in sports history, I am shocked by what other athletes are charging for signatures, pictures, etc.

    Now, I don’t go to these often, so that may be why I am shocked, but to see someone like Joba Chamberlain bilking $90…(where as Craig is $30…I’m just more interested in meeting him as a hockey fan)…just doesn’t register w/me about the difference of the 2 people, and one of them played a huge role in perhaps one of the most politically charged/greatest hockey games ever…

    Just dumbfounded…

    Hey Paul, could you get $90 for your signature?

    Phil, I think you could wrangle $75[/quote]

    phil??? $75??? please, i’d pay $110 for this:

    http://farm4.static....

  • leon | October 7, 2009 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”352628″][quote comment=”352618″]Packers used to have a fashion show for charity, back when it was easier to get players to do things in the community. Players still do things in community but now it’s mostly orchestrated by the Packers, in connection with sponsors, marketing partners and approved charities.[/quote]

    I think the Charlestown Chiefs did something like that.[/quote]

    Sorta:

    Johnny Upton: I’m gonna walk down that stinkin’ runway, open up this faggot robe and wiggle my dick at ’em! And do you know why? Because I want you to have a heart-attack and die so we don’t have to do this shit again! You and your fucking fashion shows!

  • Ben Wideman | October 7, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    Richmond’s new AA team is trying to find a new name. You can vote for your choice until tonight I think…

    http://www.cnbc.com/...

  • Mike Engle | October 7, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”352652″][quote comment=”352641″][quote comment=”352634″][quote comment=”352633″][quote comment=”352577″][quote comment=”352573″]Crabtree’s number with 49ers?

    Anyone?

    They only have one wideout NOT wearing something in the 80s. Wonder if they’ll stay with trying to keep WRs in the 80s.[/quote]

    For what it’s worth, the 49ers team shop is selling crabtree apparel with 15 on it.

    And the jets are selling 17-Edwards jerseys.[/quote]

    The store I work at at the mall has been selling Crabtree-15 jerseys since April.[/quote][/quote]

    Now, see, if I were Crabtree I’d want…
    #6 (“Touchdown”) or…
    #8 (“Dial 8 for Long Distance”).

    I mean, gotta get with the NFL WR mindset, right?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Anthony Carter had the WR mindset with his #1.

    While it was cool on him, and on Warrren Moon, if I were an owner I’d “retire” the #1. Being the so-called ultimate team sport, I’d reserve it for the fans the way Seattle retired #12. Either that, or you would have to earn the #1. If the players, coaches and fans overwhelmingly agree a certain player deserves #1, then he could wear it.[/quote]
    Believe it or not, the Cincinnati Bengals have never issued #1. Don’t think it’s retired though.

  • leon | October 7, 2009 at 2:12 pm |

    For what it’s worth:
    http://www.nflteamhi...

  • JimV19 | October 7, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    Totally off the subject, but since my wife brought it up, I’ll turn it into a UW-related question:
    Mrs. V just sent me this little bit of trivia – “The Ohio buckeye was named for its nut, which resembles the eye of a male white-tailed deer, or buck.”

    That got me thinking…what if Ohio State replaced the goofy Brutus mascot with a buck? Then at midfield they could do an “eye of the buck” design the way LSU does with the “eye of the tiger.” Whaddaya think?

  • peter | October 7, 2009 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”352674″]For what it’s worth:
    http://www.nflteamhi...

    I enjoy the fact that they couldn’t at least put the right (re: helmet player used in his time) helmet with the player…i.e. Joe Klecko (I was at the # retirement game, damn that night was cold!!)

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”352675″]Totally off the subject, but since my wife brought it up, I’ll turn it into a UW-related question:
    Mrs. V just sent me this little bit of trivia – “The Ohio buckeye was named for its nut, which resembles the eye of a male white-tailed deer, or buck.”

    That got me thinking…what if Ohio State replaced the goofy Brutus mascot with a buck? Then at midfield they could do an “eye of the buck” design the way LSU does with the “eye of the tiger.” Whaddaya think?[/quote]
    What’s the difference between deer nuts and Beer Nuts?

  • JimV19 | October 7, 2009 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”352677″][quote comment=”352675″]Totally off the subject, but since my wife brought it up, I’ll turn it into a UW-related question:
    Mrs. V just sent me this little bit of trivia – “The Ohio buckeye was named for its nut, which resembles the eye of a male white-tailed deer, or buck.”

    That got me thinking…what if Ohio State replaced the goofy Brutus mascot with a buck? Then at midfield they could do an “eye of the buck” design the way LSU does with the “eye of the tiger.” Whaddaya think?[/quote]
    What’s the difference between deer nuts and Beer Nuts?[/quote]

    Deer nuts are just under a buck.

    Gotta love Google sometimes, or else I’d still be sitting here wondering…

  • Clifton Gray | October 7, 2009 at 2:20 pm |

    Hi. Long-time Uni Watch reader here, first-time commentor. (commenter? sp?) … anyway.

    I was reading an article about Joe Johnson, and it mentioned that the Hawks have both Josh Smith (longtime Hawk) and Joe Smith (new) on this year’s roster. Immediately I wondered, will they go FNOB or will they just both wear “Smith”, as we’ve seen so many same-surnamed players doing recently?

    THEN, I got to thinking… what would you call it if the latter case was true? I’m an intermittent reader at best, so I don’t know if this has been discussed on the site previously or not, but how about “Same Name on Back”, or SNOB?

    If that term, or something similar, has already been christened, then I apologize. –CG

  • leon | October 7, 2009 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”352675″]Totally off the subject, but since my wife brought it up, I’ll turn it into a UW-related question:
    Mrs. V just sent me this little bit of trivia – “The Ohio buckeye was named for its nut, which resembles the eye of a male white-tailed deer, or buck.”

    That got me thinking…what if Ohio State replaced the goofy Brutus mascot with a buck? Then at midfield they could do an “eye of the buck” design the way LSU does with the “eye of the tiger.” Whaddaya think?[/quote]

    And Joe Buck could M.C.

  • leon | October 7, 2009 at 2:23 pm |

    Deer nuts are just under a buck.

    sheer poetry!

  • MPowers1634 | October 7, 2009 at 2:25 pm |

    New York State Troopers Cruisers are very cool, however I still shudder when I see them:

    http://farm4.static....

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”352677″][quote comment=”352675″]Totally off the subject, but since my wife brought it up, I’ll turn it into a UW-related question:
    Mrs. V just sent me this little bit of trivia – “The Ohio buckeye was named for its nut, which resembles the eye of a male white-tailed deer, or buck.”

    That got me thinking…what if Ohio State replaced the goofy Brutus mascot with a buck? Then at midfield they could do an “eye of the buck” design the way LSU does with the “eye of the tiger.” Whaddaya think?[/quote]
    What’s the difference between deer nuts and Beer Nuts?[/quote]

    There’s more Beer Nuts in a handful.

  • chance michaels | October 7, 2009 at 2:27 pm |

    #1 has not been retired by the Packers.

    It’s only ever been worn by one player, though – Curly Lambeau himself.

    I’m trying to start a campaign for the Packers to keep the number out of circulation for a few more years and then officially retire it on August 14, 2019.

  • Mark | October 7, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    New Twins logo leaked on TBS last night: Look at the difference in the letters and the ball.

    New:
    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    Old:
    http://4.bp.blogspot...

  • leon | October 7, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    There’s more Beer Nuts in a handful.

    Sure about that?

    http://www.truck-nut...

  • M.Princip | October 7, 2009 at 2:30 pm |

    retire[quote comment=”352674″]For what it’s worth:
    http://www.nflteamhi...

    Retired numbers can be unretired with a simple wink to the right PR person. Just ask Jerry Rice.

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”352686″]There’s more Beer Nuts in a handful.

    Sure about that?

    http://www.truck-nut...

    That was meant to be a question, sorry.
    Trying again.

    There’s more Beer Nuts in a handful?

    (Another difference could be that Norm Peterson never said, “Women. Can’t live with them…pass the Deer nuts.”)

    —Ricko

  • Hott Rodd | October 7, 2009 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”352686″]There’s more Beer Nuts in a handful.

    Sure about that?

    http://www.truck-nut...

    possible NSFW

  • peter | October 7, 2009 at 2:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”352682″]New York State Troopers Cruisers are very cool, however I still shudder when I see them:

    http://farm4.static....

    I would only be worried if I saw this

    http://www.geocities...

  • M.Princip | October 7, 2009 at 2:45 pm |

    This is a pretty slick cruiser, from Grosse Point Farms Michigan. Particularly fond of the cursive script, the old school black and white, and the #33 here.

  • mmwatkin | October 7, 2009 at 2:55 pm |

    The Rockies-Phillies game looks ridiculous.

    MLB really needs to ban alternates in postseason play.

    If I were commish for a day…

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”352692″]The Rockies-Phillies game looks ridiculous.

    MLB really needs to ban alternates in postseason play.

    If I were commish for a day…[/quote]
    Could be worse. At least…
    A) Jiminez is pitching
    B) The Phillies’ alts look like actual baseball uniforms.

  • Paul Lukas | October 7, 2009 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”352667″]Hey Paul, could you get $90 for your signature?[/quote]

    My landlord gets a lot more than that for my signature every month.

  • Greenie | October 7, 2009 at 3:14 pm |

    But my favorite lineman was #52 for the Pack. Good ole Frankie Bag-O-Donuts! Gotta keep the 50’s for the linemen.

    http://blog.nj.com/h...

    -Greenie

  • Hott Rodd | October 7, 2009 at 3:24 pm |

    ok, i’m only watching the play by play, not not video, but did Cliff Lee just steal 2nd?

  • M.Princip | October 7, 2009 at 3:25 pm |

    Michigan State Police have a very unique cruiser. Love the (Lions-Hawaiian) blue and orange, and the hood stop sign is crazy.

  • Chad | October 7, 2009 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”352666″]#1 is retired league-wide?

    I guess you have to be a player who transcends the game itself to wear it.[/quote]

    really expected to see this http://farm4.static....

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 3:36 pm |

    …and speaking of competitive eating, did anyone catch Monday night’s Colbert Report?

    What?

  • Chad | October 7, 2009 at 3:43 pm |

    Page 2 updates NFL team logos
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Alan #44 | October 7, 2009 at 3:53 pm |

    Twins division champs hat last night had that idiotic plastic thingy on top. Stupid.

  • LI Phil | October 7, 2009 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”352694″][quote comment=”352667″]Hey Paul, could you get $90 for your signature?[/quote]

    My landlord gets a lot more than that for my signature every month.[/quote]

    slip in his window,
    break his neck!
    then his house
    i start to wreck!
    got no reason —
    what the heck!

    C-I-L-L …
    my land – lord …
    def!

  • bigo | October 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”352700″]Page 2 updates NFL team logos
    http://sports.espn.g...

    These are pretty good. I love the new ram logo.

  • anotherguy | October 7, 2009 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”352596″]Maybe not “77”, but I wouldn’t have minded seeing Bill Olds Wearing “88”.[/quote]
    Rocket Ismail too.

  • anotherguy | October 7, 2009 at 4:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”352702″]C-I-L-L …
    [/quote]
    It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood…

  • Anthony | October 7, 2009 at 4:14 pm |

    For police cars, the Portland, Maine fleet recently got a new design.

    old design: http://police.portla...

    I can’t find a picture, but it’s similar to this: http://www.policewor...

    The only difference is the city name, and the word “Police” is written in silver instead of black.

  • anotherguy | October 7, 2009 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”352691″]This is a pretty slick cruiser, from Grosse Point Farms Michigan. Particularly fond of the cursive script, the old school black and white, and the #33 here.[/quote]
    Shocking to see that particular suburb using all FoMoCo products. Shocking, I tell ya.

  • mike 2 | October 7, 2009 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”352550″]Could somebody tell that numbskull ranting about the pink stuff that breast cancer is extremely, EXTREMELY overstated in how fatal and prevalent it is? It’s probably the most “overrated” disease out there.[/quote]

    As I write this, I’m sitting in a hospice beside my mother who’s dying of metastatic breast cancer. So it doesn’t feel overrated from where I’m sitting.

    If you think there are other more fatal or prevalent diseases I won’t argue with you, go ahead and volunteer or give money to the fight against those diseases, but don’t minimize this disease either.

  • rpm | October 7, 2009 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”352668″][quote comment=”352654″]after a month of no connection, i welcome myself back to the land of neterwebs by agreeing with jeff 100%. who the hell cares what numbers people wear? and if it hurts your eyes, good. it is one of the things i love about the college game, DT’s that wear #9, QB’s that wear #22, it is beautiful. sure, we won’t see a red grange in #77 anymore, but good golly, open it up. i was a wishbone option QB that toted the number 54 back in the glory days, and wasn’t rico a #73 flanker?[/quote]

    Welcome back, Robert!

    You ran the wishbone? Indeed, you ARE a true artist.[/quote]

    thanks jim mothervilker! i preferred the belly play, because i didn’t have to get smacked by the end if i decided to pitch it or not. i think i threw the ball 6 times in 4 years. then again, most ends are pretty flippin stupid and easy to fool. any ends out there? yeah, you heard me right, you’re dumb:)

    rico~ i use “dial 8 for long distance” as my back-up dinger call. “open the window wilma this baby is coming home.” the later is in reference to fred jumping through the window to get safely home in the flintstone’s end credits.

    revolutionary stirrup party info~ the cubs and white sox came in today. and may i say they turned out absolutely fanfuckingtastic!!! they will be in the mail tomorrow.

  • BurghFan | October 7, 2009 at 5:29 pm |

    I’m catching up after falling a couple days behind, and Monday’s Pearl Jam T-shirts reminded me that the Rolling Stones did something similar on their 2005 tour (where Pearl Jam opened for them in Pittsburgh). They played a lot of ballparks, and they’d Stonesify the home team’s logo. Unfortunately, I didn’t find any examples online in a cursory search.

  • Kenny Jacobson | October 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm |

    New Hampshire has some cool-looking state police cruisers. Link.

  • Sage Confucius | October 7, 2009 at 5:59 pm |

    Pick up some Ebola while getting Swine Flu!

    http://www.thinkgeek...

  • Patrick in MI | October 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm |

    Bloomfield Hills, MI sure has a lot of money for cop cars…

    http://images.loqu.c...

    http://www.ridelust....

  • Chris | October 7, 2009 at 6:26 pm |

    Anyone see the ALDS at Yankee stadium? The Ump is wearing and old school sport coat and chest protector instead of the polo shirt or wind breaker!

  • LarenR | October 7, 2009 at 6:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”352714″]Anyone see the ALDS at Yankee stadium? The Ump is wearing and old school sport coat and chest protector instead of the polo shirt or wind breaker![/quote]
    Nice idea, but the chest protector looks a little clunky. I guess I’ve gotten used to it being hidden.

    What’s really bugging me, though, is that every time the camera sweeps past the series logo, it looks like they’re trying to build awareness for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. The bottom of that L just disappears into the 2009 banner, especially from a low camera angle (like the dugout camera panning up to batter in the box).

  • anotherguy | October 7, 2009 at 6:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”352713″]Bloomfield Hills, MI sure has a lot of money for cop cars…

    http://images.loqu.c...

    http://www.ridelust....
    Those are often confiscated from drug dealers. Usually they paint the DARE logo on them in that case

  • Greg B. | October 7, 2009 at 7:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”352574″]Excuse me, I have to go. somewhere a crime is happening.

    http://www.mgm.com/t...

    Thanks for crashing my browser (FF 3.5) with that link. Don’t click on it if you don’t want a bunch of windows to pop up and the Uniwatch site to disappear.

  • Jeff P | October 7, 2009 at 7:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”352716″][quote comment=”352713″]Bloomfield Hills, MI sure has a lot of money for cop cars…

    http://images.loqu.c...

    http://www.ridelust....
    Those are often confiscated from drug dealers. Usually they paint the DARE logo on them in that case[/quote]
    I’m sure there’s some competition as to who gets to drive those on any given day.

  • Taxman | October 7, 2009 at 7:46 pm |

    That should say the other “Ken Burrow”. Wore #82.

  • Gusto44 | October 7, 2009 at 7:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”352719″][quote comment=”352716″][quote comment=”352713″]Bloomfield Hills, MI sure has a lot of money for cop cars…

    http://images.loqu.c...

    http://www.ridelust....
    Those are often confiscated from drug dealers. Usually they paint the DARE logo on them in that case[/quote]
    I’m sure there’s some competition as to who gets to drive those on any given day.[/quote]

    In Detroit, there is a new tourist attraction opening up soon, called the Museum of CarJacking.

  • Matt | October 7, 2009 at 7:53 pm |

    On the topic of endzone art, can anyone tell me why at Hienz Field one endzone features “PITTSBURGH” and the other one has the 30 degree lines? Seems like it’s been this way for a while.

  • =bg= | October 7, 2009 at 8:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”352583″]Crabtree’s number with 49ers?

    7, I mean 10[/quote]

    it’s absolutely 15.

  • =bg= | October 7, 2009 at 8:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”352610″][quote comment=”352607″]

    I said, if “no number in 80s in available” is fine. I’m realistic enough to get that. But there are some teams with virtually NO wideouts wearing numbers in 80s. And I guarantee you, those teams don’t have seven or eight retired numbers in the 80s.

    It kinda started, for one, when Moss couldn’t get 84 with the Raiders, and didn’t like any of the 80’s that were available. Or was it Plax signing with the Giants? Somewhere around that time was when it all began.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Moss and Plaxico (what the hell kind of name is that anyway) might have started the latest trend, but Keyshawn Johnson was wearing 19 a decade ago. I think his first season might have been a legitimate no number available thing, but after that he was given an exception.[/quote]

    I’ve posted this before (I think); I loved the 72 Bengals roster:

    10 Eric Crabtree WR
    11 Virgil Carter QB
    12 Greg Cook QB
    13 Ken Riley CB
    14 Ken Anderson QB
    15 Dave Lewis P
    16 Horst Muhlmann K
    17 Speedy Thomas WK
    18 Paul Robinson RB
    19 Essex Johnson RB
    20 Lemar Parrish CB

    And I did that from memory….amazing, I know.

  • ren | October 7, 2009 at 8:31 pm |

    http://mlb.mlb.com/m...
    if you look at that video and go to 0:30, you will see that evan longoria doesn’t have a devil ray patch
    this is so my comment will get noticed

  • Ricko | October 7, 2009 at 8:31 pm |

    Somebody get a screen grab of C.C. from the back, just standing, and drop it into the Worldwide Pants logo.

    Please.

    —Ricko

  • mike 2 | October 7, 2009 at 8:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”352714″]Anyone see the ALDS at Yankee stadium? The Ump is wearing and old school sport coat and chest protector instead of the polo shirt or wind breaker![/quote]

    That is an awesome look. Any sport that has room for men wearing suit jackets is okay with me.

    Am I right in remembering that back in the day the AL umps wore blue and the NL wore maroon?

  • Gusto44 | October 7, 2009 at 8:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”352726″][quote comment=”352610″][quote comment=”352607″]

    I said, if “no number in 80s in available” is fine. I’m realistic enough to get that. But there are some teams with virtually NO wideouts wearing numbers in 80s. And I guarantee you, those teams don’t have seven or eight retired numbers in the 80s.

    It kinda started, for one, when Moss couldn’t get 84 with the Raiders, and didn’t like any of the 80’s that were available. Or was it Plax signing with the Giants? Somewhere around that time was when it all began.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Moss and Plaxico (what the hell kind of name is that anyway) might have started the latest trend, but Keyshawn Johnson was wearing 19 a decade ago. I think his first season might have been a legitimate no number available thing, but after that he was given an exception.[/quote]

    I’ve posted this before (I think); I loved the 72 Bengals roster:

    10 Eric Crabtree

    WR
    11 Virgil Carter

    QB
    12 Greg Cook

    QB
    13 Ken Riley

    CB
    14 Ken Anderson

    QB
    15 Dave Lewis

    P
    16 Horst Muhlmann

    K
    17 Speedy Thomas

    WK
    18 Paul Robinson

    RB
    19 Essex Johnson

    RB
    20 Lemar Parrish

    CB

    And I did that from memory….amazing, I know.[/quote]

    Ken Anderson was a very good quarterback, but if Greg Cook had remained healthy, maybe the Bengals would have had more playoff success in the 1970s and early 1980s. With Cook at the helm, you wonder if Paul Brown would have continued coaching a little longer.

  • anotherguy | October 7, 2009 at 9:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”352728″]Somebody get a screen grab of C.C. from the back, just standing, and drop it into the Worldwide Pants logo.[/quote]
    On the road, he’s the Man in Two Grey Flannel Suits.

  • anotherguy | October 7, 2009 at 9:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”352729″]Am I right in remembering that back in the day the AL umps wore blue and the NL wore maroon?[/quote]IIRC, the other way around: AL umps wore the non-traditional color.

  • =bg= | October 7, 2009 at 9:09 pm |

    That has always made me wonder, how many NFL players go from their senior year in college, to the NFL, and play on the same field.

    Cook played @ UC’s Nippert Field, and so did the Bengals til fall of 70.

  • anotherguy | October 7, 2009 at 9:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”352723″]On the topic of endzone art, can anyone tell me why at Hienz Field one endzone features “PITTSBURGH” and the other one has the 30 degree lines? Seems like it’s been this way for a while.[/quote]
    Possibly to make sure that it’s applicable for both the Steelers and the Panthers??

  • anotherguy | October 7, 2009 at 9:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”352733″]Cook played @ UC’s Nippert Field, and so did the Bengals til fall of 70.[/quote]LA Rams teams would be a good candidate here with both UCLA and USC sharing the Coliseum for quite a while.

    Dolphins too. Possibly the Saints during their Sugar Bowl years?

  • Brian | October 7, 2009 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”352726″][quote comment=”352610″][quote comment=”352607″]

    I said, if “no number in 80s in available” is fine. I’m realistic enough to get that. But there are some teams with virtually NO wideouts wearing numbers in 80s. And I guarantee you, those teams don’t have seven or eight retired numbers in the 80s.

    It kinda started, for one, when Moss couldn’t get 84 with the Raiders, and didn’t like any of the 80’s that were available. Or was it Plax signing with the Giants? Somewhere around that time was when it all began.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Moss and Plaxico (what the hell kind of name is that anyway) might have started the latest trend, but Keyshawn Johnson was wearing 19 a decade ago. I think his first season might have been a legitimate no number available thing, but after that he was given an exception.[/quote]

    I’ve posted this before (I think); I loved the 72 Bengals roster:

    10 Eric Crabtree

    WR
    11 Virgil Carter

    QB
    12 Greg Cook

    QB
    13 Ken Riley

    CB
    14 Ken Anderson

    QB
    15 Dave Lewis

    P
    16 Horst Muhlmann

    K
    17 Speedy Thomas

    WK
    18 Paul Robinson

    RB
    19 Essex Johnson

    RB
    20 Lemar Parrish

    CB

    And I did that from memory….amazing, I know.[/quote]
    Might wanna check on that. According to Crabtree’s Wikipedia page, he didn’t play after 1971. Looks like that might be 1971 to me.
    http://www.pro-footb...

  • Gusto44 | October 7, 2009 at 9:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”352736″][quote comment=”352726″][quote comment=”352610″][quote comment=”352607″]

    I said, if “no number in 80s in available” is fine. I’m realistic enough to get that. But there are some teams with virtually NO wideouts wearing numbers in 80s. And I guarantee you, those teams don’t have seven or eight retired numbers in the 80s.

    It kinda started, for one, when Moss couldn’t get 84 with the Raiders, and didn’t like any of the 80’s that were available. Or was it Plax signing with the Giants? Somewhere around that time was when it all began.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Moss and Plaxico (what the hell kind of name is that anyway) might have started the latest trend, but Keyshawn Johnson was wearing 19 a decade ago. I think his first season might have been a legitimate no number available thing, but after that he was given an exception.[/quote]

    I’ve posted this before (I think); I loved the 72 Bengals roster:

    10 Eric Crabtree

    WR
    11 Virgil Carter

    QB
    12 Greg Cook

    QB
    13 Ken Riley

    CB
    14 Ken Anderson

    QB
    15 Dave Lewis

    P
    16 Horst Muhlmann

    K
    17 Speedy Thomas

    WK
    18 Paul Robinson

    RB
    19 Essex Johnson

    RB
    20 Lemar Parrish

    CB

    And I did that from memory….amazing, I know.[/quote]
    Might wanna check on that. According to Crabtree’s Wikipedia page, he didn’t play after 1971. Looks like that might be 1971 to me.
    http://www.pro-footb...

    My recollection is that Cook was rehabbing his shoulder injury during the early 1970s, but saw only limited action before calling it quits around 1975.

  • leon | October 7, 2009 at 9:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”352724″][quote comment=”352583″]Crabtree’s number with 49ers?

    7, I mean 10[/quote]

    it’s absolutely 15.[/quote]

    (sigh)

  • leon | October 7, 2009 at 9:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”352718″][quote comment=”352574″]Excuse me, I have to go. somewhere a crime is happening.

    http://www.mgm.com/t...

    Thanks for crashing my browser (FF 3.5) with that link. Don’t click on it if you don’t want a bunch of windows to pop up and the Uniwatch site to disappear.[/quote]

    Might want to check your own equipment there, cowboy.

  • JimV19 | October 7, 2009 at 9:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”352734″][quote comment=”352723″]On the topic of endzone art, can anyone tell me why at Hienz Field one endzone features “PITTSBURGH” and the other one has the 30 degree lines? Seems like it’s been this way for a while.[/quote]
    Possibly to make sure that it’s applicable for both the Steelers and the Panthers??[/quote]

    Yes. They used to paint Steelers or Panthers in that endzone all year, depending on the game, but then they made it easier and went with the slashes. Once Pitt’s season is over, they resume with painting Steelers at that end.

    Personally, I’d like to see one endzone with Steelers and one with Panthers, with either slashes or a diamond pattern as well. It would make the endzones look snazzy without doing a full paint job.

  • JohnnyO | October 7, 2009 at 9:40 pm |

    I know what I want for Christmas:

    http://www.packerspr...

  • JohnnyO | October 7, 2009 at 9:44 pm |

    Who wants to see all the 2nd Season NFL hats?

    http://www.nflshop.c...

  • JimV19 | October 7, 2009 at 9:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”352741″]I know what I want for Christmas:

    http://www.packerspr...

    I like this part of the description: “go inside the Packers’ victory in Super Bowl XXXI led by the heroics of Reggie White and Desmond Howard…”

    Notice that they left off a certain QB’s name??

  • Oakville Endive | October 7, 2009 at 9:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”352740″][quote comment=”352734″][quote comment=”352723″]On the topic of endzone art, can anyone tell me why at Hienz Field one endzone features “PITTSBURGH” and the other one has the 30 degree lines? Seems like it’s been this way for a while.[/quote]
    Possibly to make sure that it’s applicable for both the Steelers and the Panthers??[/quote]

    Yes. They used to paint Steelers or Panthers in that endzone all year, depending on the game, but then they made it easier and went with the slashes. Once Pitt’s season is over, they resume with painting Steelers at that end.

    Personally, I’d like to see one endzone with Steelers and one with Panthers, with either slashes or a diamond pattern as well. It would make the endzones look snazzy without doing a full paint job.[/quote]

    Then again, wouldn’t it be oh so “Steeler-ish”, to just mark one end zone, and leave the other blank?

  • LI Phil | October 7, 2009 at 9:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”352742″]Who wants to see all the 2nd Season NFL hats?

    http://www.nflshop.c...

    nice how they decide that even if black is not part of your color palatte, they’re going to assign it to you anywayWTF?

    can’t use yellow or white guys?

  • JimV19 | October 7, 2009 at 10:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”352745″][quote comment=”352742″]Who wants to see all the 2nd Season NFL hats?

    http://www.nflshop.c...

    nice how they decide that even if black is not part of your color palatte, they’re going to assign it to you anywayWTF?

    can’t use yellow or white guys?[/quote]

    Just glad they added neon green for the Seahawks… http://nfl.imageg.ne...

  • Gusto44 | October 7, 2009 at 10:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”352744″][quote comment=”352740″][quote comment=”352734″][quote comment=”352723″]On the topic of endzone art, can anyone tell me why at Hienz Field one endzone features “PITTSBURGH” and the other one has the 30 degree lines? Seems like it’s been this way for a while.[/quote]
    Possibly to make sure that it’s applicable for both the Steelers and the Panthers??[/quote]

    Yes. They used to paint Steelers or Panthers in that endzone all year, depending on the game, but then they made it easier and went with the slashes. Once Pitt’s season is over, they resume with painting Steelers at that end.

    Personally, I’d like to see one endzone with Steelers and one with Panthers, with either slashes or a diamond pattern as well. It would make the endzones look snazzy without doing a full paint job.[/quote]

    Then again, wouldn’t it be oh so “Steeler-ish”, to just mark one end zone, and leave the other blank?[/quote]

    I’m probably one of the few Steeler fans who would be in favor of placing the logo decal on both sides of the helmet. That’s always bothered me, wish Art Rooney would have corrected this back in the 1960s after the logo was well received. It’s such a universally recognizable logo, I don’t think it would detract from the uniform.

  • JimV19 | October 7, 2009 at 10:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”352746″][quote comment=”352745″][quote comment=”352742″]Who wants to see all the 2nd Season NFL hats?

    http://www.nflshop.c...

    nice how they decide that even if black is not part of your color palatte, they’re going to assign it to you anywayWTF?

    can’t use yellow or white guys?[/quote]

    Just glad they added neon green for the Seahawks… http://nfl.imageg.ne...

    http://nfl.imageg.ne...

  • JTH | October 7, 2009 at 10:09 pm |

    Oh, sweet Jeebus. What the hell is wrong with me? I actually kinda-sorta like some of those atrocious lids. Yes, even this one.

  • JimV19 | October 7, 2009 at 10:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”352747″][quote comment=”352744″][quote comment=”352740″][quote comment=”352734″][quote comment=”352723″]On the topic of endzone art, can anyone tell me why at Hienz Field one endzone features “PITTSBURGH” and the other one has the 30 degree lines? Seems like it’s been this way for a while.[/quote]
    Possibly to make sure that it’s applicable for both the Steelers and the Panthers??[/quote]

    Yes. They used to paint Steelers or Panthers in that endzone all year, depending on the game, but then they made it easier and went with the slashes. Once Pitt’s season is over, they resume with painting Steelers at that end.

    Personally, I’d like to see one endzone with Steelers and one with Panthers, with either slashes or a diamond pattern as well. It would make the endzones look snazzy without doing a full paint job.[/quote]

    Then again, wouldn’t it be oh so “Steeler-ish”, to just mark one end zone, and leave the other blank?[/quote]

    I’m probably one of the few Steeler fans who would be in favor of placing the logo decal on both sides of the helmet. That’s always bothered me, wish Art Rooney would have corrected this back in the 1960s after the logo was well received. It’s such a universally recognizable logo, I don’t think it would detract from the uniform.[/quote]

    I’ve mentioned liking the throwback logo better http://farm3.static.... but I think they should just leave the helmet blank, or move the TV numbers to the sides. Combine that with Ricko’s jersey and you’ve got something there!

  • anotherguy | October 7, 2009 at 10:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”352740″]Yes. They used to paint Steelers or Panthers in that endzone all year, depending on the game, but then they made it easier and went with the slashes. Once Pitt’s season is over, they resume with painting Steelers at that end.[/quote]”Pittsburgh” on both sides until Thanksgiving would be okay too-then after November they can put Steelers on one of them.

    I’m sure they’ve thought of that though…

  • anotherguy | October 7, 2009 at 10:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”352743″]I like this part of the description: “go inside the Packers’ victory in Super Bowl XXXI led by the heroics of Reggie White and Desmond Howard…”

    Notice that they left off a certain QB’s name??[/quote]I wonder if they wrote the copy on Tuesday morning?? :-)

    How do they feel about the former coach up there?

  • Gusto44 | October 7, 2009 at 10:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”352750″][quote comment=”352747″][quote comment=”352744″][quote comment=”352740″][quote comment=”352734″][quote comment=”352723″]On the topic of endzone art, can anyone tell me why at Hienz Field one endzone features “PITTSBURGH” and the other one has the 30 degree lines? Seems like it’s been this way for a while.[/quote]
    Possibly to make sure that it’s applicable for both the Steelers and the Panthers??[/quote]

    Yes. They used to paint Steelers or Panthers in that endzone all year, depending on the game, but then they made it easier and went with the slashes. Once Pitt’s season is over, they resume with painting Steelers at that end.

    Personally, I’d like to see one endzone with Steelers and one with Panthers, with either slashes or a diamond pattern as well. It would make the endzones look snazzy without doing a full paint job.[/quote]

    Then again, wouldn’t it be oh so “Steeler-ish”, to just mark one end zone, and leave the other blank?[/quote]

    I’m probably one of the few Steeler fans who would be in favor of placing the logo decal on both sides of the helmet. That’s always bothered me, wish Art Rooney would have corrected this back in the 1960s after the logo was well received. It’s such a universally recognizable logo, I don’t think it would detract from the uniform.[/quote]

    I’ve mentioned liking the throwback logo better http://farm3.static.... but I think they should just leave the helmet blank, or move the TV numbers to the sides. Combine that with Ricko’s jersey and you’ve got something there![/quote]

    I like the throwback logo, too, but would place it on the pants, on the hip area. I’ve always disliked the Titans yoke look on jerseys, would prefer the TV numbers stay there, along with the decal on both sides of the helmet. I would also remove the modern logo from the jersey, and return to grey face masks.
    In somewhat related news, if and when arena football returns to the Steel City, they should be called the Ironmen. I believe Lynn Swann was going to be one of the owners when the AFL bought the farm. Some of the stronger AFL teams may return in another league at some point.

  • metsfan1963 | October 7, 2009 at 10:42 pm |

    Off the subject a bit, but check out this article on retired baseball uniform numbers: http://www.bloggingm...

  • JohnnyO | October 7, 2009 at 10:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”352752″][quote comment=”352743″]I like this part of the description: “go inside the Packers’ victory in Super Bowl XXXI led by the heroics of Reggie White and Desmond Howard…”

    Notice that they left off a certain QB’s name??[/quote]I wonder if they wrote the copy on Tuesday morning?? :-)

    How do they feel about the former coach up there?[/quote]

    Holmgren and Favre are on the cover though. They aren’t completely ignoring them.

    I drove on Holmgren way almost every day while in college. When it first was named in the mid 90’s the street sign looked like this:
    http://2.bp.blogspot...

    But after Coach Mike went to Seattle, the sign looked (and still looks) like this:
    http://travel.websho...

    One gripe I do have, is that Favre should have been MVP. Look at the stats:
    Green Bay Att. Comp. Yds. TD Int
    Favre 27 14 246 2 0

    Plus one rushing TD.

    I still love the guy.. I just can’t stand him in purple.

    P.S. I think I may end up getting a Packer 2nd season hat. It’s kind of like how I feel about Oregon’s unis. They are so radical, I kind of like ’em.

  • Gusto44 | October 7, 2009 at 11:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”352755″]Off the subject a bit, but check out this article on retired baseball uniform numbers: http://www.bloggingm...

    Have to disagree with the view from the article that the Mets should have retired # 24, in honor of Willie Mays. Sadly, Mays played like Emmitt Smith, at the tail end of his career, and did nothing in a Met uniform to deserve such an honor.

  • JohnnyO | October 8, 2009 at 1:20 am |

    Note to LI Phil.. I just sent you a few e-mails on something that is really interesting… If you are awake, please take a look.

    Paul would really like it too I think.

  • Ricko | October 8, 2009 at 7:56 am |

    I saw an all-green Seahawks baseball hat at MOA yesterday. Doesn’t really have a “neon” element to it. On the “bright” scale (light to dark) is no brighter than the orange of the Broncos, Bears, Bengals, etc. Or the gold of the Packers, Steelers, et al. Sure, it catches your eye, but that’s more because it’s the only one among the NFL hats that has that color.

    Actually a pretty good looking hat. Wouldn’t mind having one.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | October 8, 2009 at 8:18 am |

    Anyone else notice that if we go by the Chamberlain Pronounciation Guide, Dorothy should be calling her little dog “Tot-oh”?

    And it would be “Bah-oh the Clown”.

    Shouldn’t he spell his name “Jobba”? Or pronounce it “Joe-ba”?

    I know, I know…it’s his name and he can spell it and say it however he chooes. Former Patriot/Jets QB Mike Taliaferro pronounces his name “Tolliver”, for instance. That’s still the most extreme example I recall in sports.

    —Ricko

  • DW | October 8, 2009 at 8:23 am |

    Steelers fashion show?
    Well now, then this is a must-see!
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • alex | October 8, 2009 at 3:04 pm |

    Yesterday you made note that Canucks goalie Roberto Luongo should go back to the Vintage white mask at home like he did during the pre-season where he went 3-0…last night when the Canucks were playing at home agaist the Montreal Canadiens Bobby Lou wore the white mask and the canucks won 7-1