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No Shots of Jane Goodall Playing Tennis with a Chimp, But Still…

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Brothers and sisters, I am excited to announce that reader Zac Neubauer has made a remarkable discovery, to wit: Noted soft-porn magazine National Geographic, in addition to photographing all those adorable naked tribespeople, has published a surprising amount of high-quality sports imagery over the years. Really! Many of these photos are very much in the Uni Watch wheelhouse, and Zac has generously combed through the NatGeo archives to compile them for us. Let’s take a look:

• Zac knows I like bowling, so he made sure to include these shots of Indian pin boys and a Vermont pin factory.

• I’ve previously run photos of the space-suited Astrodome groundskeepers, but I’ve never seen pics of the Orioles base-sweeper girls before. Note how Mark Belanger and the broomstick have similar builds.

• And speaking of sweeping, there is soooooo much to like in this curling photo. Additional curling goodness here.

• If not for the caption, I might not have noted the white glove being worn by this Japanese umpire. Jeremy, Mark, and all you other Japan-knowledgeable folks out there, was it once standard practice for umps to go white-gloved? Only plate umps or also base umps? Details, please.

• Check out the lower photo here — indoor miniature golf!

• Hey, there’s nothing like a friendly ballgame to inspire a lighthearted caption.

• Can anyone fill us in on the game being played here?

• What’s better than a movie at the drive-in? A football game at the drive-in!

• Okay, there are more surreal elements to this shot than I can count. The funny thing is that there’s a guy around the corner from me who looks exactly like the batter. Sits out on his stoop every day and grumbles about this and that. Not sure if he bats right-handed, though.

• This is quite possibly history’s greatest girls’ basketball team portrait, wouldn’t you agree?

• This pond hockey shot is amazing. Love how so many of the kids have matching sweaters (except the one at far right has the colors reversed) and how two of the others have nearly matching plaid shirts.

Soap box derby! Nuff said.

• Whoa — that’s some gorgeous setting for a soccer field. Zac says the uni number is “a Persian ‘2.’”

• Here’s something I’d never seen before: motorball (i.e., soccer on motorcycles), complete with uniforms and numbers.

• Here’s a fairly early shot of the Little League World Series, before TV cameras ruined it. The guy at lower left is Little League founder Carl Stotz.

• Lovelovelove the saturated colors in this hockey photo.

• Okay, so this has to qualify as one of history’s weirdest relay races, no?

• I hope he’s saying, “Hey, kid, pull up your left sock.”

• Here’s an interesting Westinghouse ad extolling the virtues of night baseball.

• Coke has had lots of great sports-oriented ads over the years, but this one is particularly nice.

• Maybe they’ll dust off this ad for the pigthrax scare.

• There’s something really beautiful about the angles and composition of this NHL shot.

Best. Sock. Ad. Ever.

• Who are these starstruck lasses? The Pee Wee Reese Fan Club, of course!

• As we head for the home stretch, it turns out that awesome striped socks and adorable tribespeople can coexist. Isn’t that heartening?

• Here’s a good one to go out on.

Want to see more? A few dozen additional photos are available here. Major thanks to Zac for compiling all of these while he was looking for nudie tribe photos.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Whoa, major discovery here: Connie Mack in uniform! That shot was taken during spring training in 1950 (awesome find by Jason). … Speaking of major baseball discoveries, look at this! That’s from Hall of Fame curator Tom Shieber‘s blog, Baseball Research. … Ben Traxel has created a new Broncos uni concept that mixes and matches several elements from the team’s history. … Remember this weird uni item? Craig Bates ended up winning that auction, and he’s provided a bunch of photos. … Matt Clement sent along some highlights from the Buffalo Sports Museum. Among his picks: the Bisons’ “Pepsi” jersey, Sabres season ticket books sponsored by Utica Club, and the sign from the Aud Club. … The U. of Minnesota hockey team has a new alternate jersey. Here’s the rear view (with thanks to John Thompson). … Regatta news from sailing enthusiast Doug Steffenson, who sent along a bunch of pics from the ICSA Sloop National Championship. “Interesting to note that U. South Alabama not only goes with what looks like a car manufacturer’s logo (Jaguar) on the front but also has a big “USA” across the back. Looks like UC Irvine got a sponsor deal for across the front (WaMu –- but I thought they were out of business?) with the school’s initials on the back. A sailing anteater would seem to be more interesting than the initials. BC, Brown, and Wisconsin went with letter logos across the back while Charleston has their burgee (flag) on the front.” … MLB umps and the Carolina Panthers: Separated at birth? (Good observation by Doug Brei.) … There are tragedies, and then there are tragedies (as forwarded by Keith Owen). … Very nice shot of Jackie Robinson as a UCLA baseball player (with thanks to Mark Loveland). … Robert Marshall informs me that he and fellow reader James T. Huening will be going curling here this Sunday. Full report to follow. … The Chargers are selling some super-cool posters for several of their home games this season. So far they’ve released the Broncos and Raiders editions, with Eagles and Chiefs versions still to come (with thanks to Dustry McGowan). … Good article about Joey MacDonald’s mask and pads here (with thanks to John Muir). … “Jordan’s and Palestine’s women’s soccer teams faced each other on Monday in Al-Ram on the West Bank,” says Morris Levin. Note the Jordanian player wearing the hijab. Ditto for goalkeeper here, although Morris says that’s “less interesting since keepers often wear long pants and sleeves anyway.” … Nice Super-8 footage from a 1998 Mets/D-backs game, including dubbed-in audio from Gary Cohen and Bob Murphy, here. It’s hard to see, but this was one of those rare games when the Metsies wore black jerseys with blue undersleeves, a configuration I’ve done my best to forget about over the years (with thanks to Brian Erni). … What’s that printed on the inside of Cam Janssen’s shirttail? A high-res version of the photo reveals this. The first part is simple enough — “Lettering by Liebe” (a St. Louis company, remember — I wrote about them back in 2007). As for the rest, Joe Barker explains: “Bert Godin is the Blues’ equipment manager. The date on the jersey is from a preseason game against the Avs, the Blues’ first road preseason game of the year. Probably the first time they had the road whites done up.” Faaaascinating. … Big birthday wishes to our own Scott M.X. Turner today. See you tonight, buddy.

 

220 comments to No Shots of Jane Goodall Playing Tennis with a Chimp, But Still…

  • Travis | October 27, 2009 at 9:16 am |

    That last picture from NatGeo looked like a familiar setting, but it took me a little while to figure it out:

    http://media-cdn.tri...

    The Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg, pretty sure that’s right.

  • Jeremy Brahm | October 27, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    This picture was from 1959 or 1960. The gloves worn by the umpires are similar to those that are worn by taxi drivers. I think that it is a way to keep the umpires from getting their hands dirty. (You eat a hamburger with a napkin in Japan, not with your hands. I am still used to eating with my hands when I am there.)

    Maybe it was an opening day game, so there is some pomp and circumstance to it?

  • scott | October 27, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    The Orioles base-sweeper girls get some attention in one of the World Series films from 1969, 1970 or 1971, when after they are done sweeping the bags one of the girls playfully taps a player or coach with her broom.

  • Jeremy Brahm | October 27, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    Pushball

    http://www.proberten...

    Push-Ball is an outdoor team game invented by Crane of Massachusetts in 1894. It was introduced into Great Britain and played at the Crystal Palace, London in 902, but never became popular. The games is played by two teams each of eleven players divided into forwards, right wings, left wings and goalkeeper. The goalposts are 18 feet (5.5 meters) high and 20 feet (six meters) apart with a crossbar at the height of seven feet from the ground. The ball used is six feet (180 cm) in diameter and weighs 50 lb (about 23 kg). The playing area measures 140 yards by 50 yards (about 128 meters by 46 meters). Pushing the ball under the bar scores five points, eight points are scored for throwing the ball over the crossbar. A variety of push-ball was played at military tournaments in London during the early 20th century, and there were national teams, England and the USA for example competed at Headingley in August 1902.

    And Duece of Davenport

    http://www.deuceofda...

  • =bg= | October 27, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    nice posters for Chargers but shouldn’t they be listed second in the billing as the home team, ie RAIDERS v CHARGERS.

  • PittSlovak | October 27, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    “…(O)ne of history’s weirdest relay races ever” is the Buggy Races during Spring Carnival at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. The “buggies” are pretty high tech, today made of carbon fiber with ceramic bearings on the wheels. Here’s a link:

    http://cmubuggy.org/...

  • Jeremy Brahm | October 27, 2009 at 9:26 am |

    Motoball was even in the Goodwill Games in Moscow 1986.

    http://www.swifterhi...

  • chance michaels | October 27, 2009 at 9:26 am |

    [quote comment=”356625″]The Orioles base-sweeper girls get some attention in one of the World Series films from 1969, 1970 or 1971, when after they are done sweeping the bags one of the girls playfully taps a player or coach with her broom.[/quote]
    Ah, I miss Bonnie Brewer.

  • LI Phil | October 27, 2009 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”356625″]The Orioles base-sweeper girls get some attention in one of the World Series films from 1969, 1970 or 1971, when after they are done sweeping the bags one of the girls playfully taps a player or coach with her broom.[/quote]

    good call — im pretty sure it’s 69 (mets v. o’s)…definitely the third base coach…i think the sweepergirl actually brushes his shoes off and he removes his cap and bows majestically

    i think it’s eddie yost or joe pignatano who gets his shoes shined

  • Dane | October 27, 2009 at 9:31 am |

    Things I think I know about today’s photo gallery:

    Can anyone fill us in on the game being played here?
    http://farm4.static....

    We use a similar giant ball in my elementary school PhysEd class for a soccer-style game. Large goals set up at either end of the gym, had to force the ball into the goal.

    Lovelovelove the saturated colors in this hockey photo.
    http://farm3.static....

    I believe that picture was taken in Quebec City.
    http://www.hicker-fi...

  • Dane | October 27, 2009 at 9:34 am |

    New mask for Marc-Andre Fleury:

    http://farm3.static....

  • scott | October 27, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    In 1990, National Geographic had an issue dedicated to minor league baseball. IIRC, many of the photos were taken at the Dudley Dome in El Paso (with the ballfield on the cover of that magazine).

  • Matt Brosseau | October 27, 2009 at 9:40 am |

    Mmmm…Utica Club. Haven’t had one of those since college. Still have a couple Schultz and Dooley steins in my basement.

  • DJ | October 27, 2009 at 9:41 am |

    was it once standard practice for umps to go white-gloved? Only plate umps or also base umps? Details, please.

    With the all-dirt infields in many Japanese ballparks, one of the umpires has the responsibility to clean the pitcher’s rubber during the game.

  • ry co 40 | October 27, 2009 at 9:43 am |

    powers, dr. robert marshall, morris, bernard, and kek all have the same socks as the fellas in this pic…

    http://farm4.static....

  • Adam | October 27, 2009 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”356635″]Mmmm…Utica Club. Haven’t had one of those since college. Still have a couple Schultz and Dooley steins in my basement.[/quote]

    Mmm Utica Club, yes, I still have underwear that shows when I had some of that, not to mention the Genny Screamers…

  • Broadway Connie | October 27, 2009 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”356632″]
    Can anyone fill us in on the game being played here?

    *We use a similar giant ball in my elementary school PhysEd class for a soccer-style game. Large goals set up at either end of the gym, had to force the ball into the goal.

    ***

    Lovelovelove the saturated colors in this hockey photo.
    http://farm3.static....

    *I believe that picture was taken in Quebec City.
    http://www.hicker-fi...

    ****

    Last first. Dane, you are correct about that fabulous hockey foto. Definitely, magnificently Quebec City. That’s the Hotel Frontenac looming above all. Plus the walls, the cliffs, the Saint Lawrence… One of the greatest settings in North America… One of the youths is wearing a Canadiens sweater; the others seem to be sporting the late great sweater of les Ases du Quebec (Quebec Aces).

    And then Pushball. I was all set to provide chapter and verse until I saw the customarily authoritative submission by Jeremy Brahm. It’s unfair, I think, since Jeremy probably lives on the other side of the International Date Line, and so it’s still yesterday or it’s already tomorrow or something.

    Back when Ricko and I were growing up, pushball definitely enjoyed a worldwide vogue. Haven’t seen it since the early 1960s, though.

    Finally. Paul, this NatGeo morning is one of the best ever. Great work!

  • Jim | October 27, 2009 at 9:49 am |

    The National Geographic hockey photo is awesome! It is the battle for Quebec supremacy: Quebec Aces -vs- Montreal Canadians. In case you’ve never seen the beautiful Aces’ uniform, take a look: http://i81.photobuck...

  • Adam | October 27, 2009 at 9:50 am |

    Fresh from Page 2 on ESPN halloween costume ideas:

    Matt Hasselbeck: A bald cap and then just wear the ugliest shirt you have in your closet. But somewhere on it tape a small Seahawks logo. People will assume you somehow got hold of a game-used alternate Seahawks uniform. You might even win an award for most realistic costume.

  • dilbert719 | October 27, 2009 at 9:54 am |

    That Broncos concept jersey is absolutely fantastic. 100% better than any of the individual uniforms they’ve ever worn. My only suggestion is that, if they ever wear something like this, the socks must be swizzled. Do that, and these would be the perfect uni set for that team.

  • interlockingtc | October 27, 2009 at 9:58 am |

    Amazing photographs. What a feast for the eyes!

  • leon | October 27, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    “i think it’s eddie yost or joe pignatano who gets his shoes shined”

    Think it’s Billy Hunter

  • Hott Rodd | October 27, 2009 at 10:02 am |

    WaMu got absorbed by Chase, so it’s possible that there is dual branding going on.

  • Geen! | October 27, 2009 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”356629″]Motoball was even in the Goodwill Games in Moscow 1986.

    http://www.swifterhi...

    Yeah, it’s supposed to be “Motoball.” It’s a brutal sport, especially for the goalkeeper who has no padding and no motorcycle.

  • Jim | October 27, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”356635″]Mmmm…Utica Club. Haven’t had one of those since college. Still have a couple Schultz and Dooley steins in my basement.[/quote]
    Speaking of Schultz & Dooley steins, Utica Club steins could be a sports uni subsection all on their own. They made the steins for hockey: http://www.schultzan... Baseball: http://www.schultzan... Golf: http://www.schultzan... and other sports.

  • peter | October 27, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    People read WAY too much into stuff….

    http://www.foxnews.c...

  • LI Phil | October 27, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    [quote]one of the umpires has the responsibility to clean the pitcher’s rubber during the game.[/quote]

    good thing i wasn’t actually consuming my coffee when i read that, or DJ would have owed me a new keyboard

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    [quote comment=”356638″][quote comment=”356635″]Mmmm…Utica Club. Haven’t had one of those since college. Still have a couple Schultz and Dooley steins in my basement.[/quote]

    Mmm Utica Club, yes, I still have underwear that shows when I had some of that, not to mention the Genny Screamers…[/quote]

    oh man…UC…was thinking the same exact thing (memories not quite so fond) when i read the main entry today

  • Geen! | October 27, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    Regarding the soccer game in Iran/Persia:

    I have rarely seen uniform characters (as opposed to Arabic numerals) like this. Anyone know when FIFA mandated numerals 0-9 for international and club play?

    Also, “Pennsylvania State College” is we all know today as The Pennsylvania State University. The name was changed in 1953.

  • Geen! | October 27, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    Regarding Best. Sock. Ad. Ever.

    Those are way cooler socks than you can find at Macy’s, for sure.

  • Lyman D Hunt | October 27, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    The “there’s something really beautiful about the angles and composition of this NHL shot.” picture has the added bonus of picturing #7 Tim Horton the doughnut king on the far left.

  • The Jeff | October 27, 2009 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”356649″]People read WAY too much into stuff….

    http://www.foxnews.c...

    Wow.

    It’s a stripe – probably intended as a representation of team’s helmet – with text on it. It’s not a cross. Anyone offended by that should be slapped. Hard. In the face. With a Penn State helmet.

  • dwight | October 27, 2009 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”356649″]People read WAY too much into stuff….

    http://www.foxnews.c...

    Those 6 complaintants should be hung up by their middle toes.

  • leon | October 27, 2009 at 10:19 am |

    [quote comment=”356630″][quote comment=”356625″]The Orioles base-sweeper girls get some attention in one of the World Series films from 1969, 1970 or 1971, when after they are done sweeping the bags one of the girls playfully taps a player or coach with her broom.[/quote]
    Ah, I miss Bonnie Brewer.[/quote]

    Think it’s Billy Hunter in this photo as well

  • Andy11 | October 27, 2009 at 10:22 am |

    Maybe the white gloves are worn to symbolize that the umpire’s hands are “clean”…that he’s not favoring either team. Also white gloves symbolize professionalism.
    I’m sure it’s more for symbolic reasons than practical ones.

  • Stuby | October 27, 2009 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”356649″]People read WAY too much into stuff….

    http://www.foxnews.c...
    I wonder if the real cross had a Nike logo on top of it.

  • Rick Chaney | October 27, 2009 at 10:35 am |

    From the Baltimore Sun:

    Uniform violation costs Bulls title

    The Hereford boys cross country team was celebrating a championship one minute and relinquishing it the next.

    The No. 8 Bulls appeared to have won their second consecutive Baltimore County title Monday, but one of their runners was disqualified after the race for a uniform violation. After the scores were recalculated, the team title went to Towson (49 points), while Hereford (57) slipped to third behind host Dulaney (54).

    In the girls competition, Dulaney edged Hereford for the team crown.

    The Hereford runner who initially finished fourth in the boys race was cited for wearing black compression shorts underneath his uniform pants that had visible white stitching. That violates Rule 9, Section 6, Article 1b of the National Federation of High Schools rule book, which states: “Items displaying seams stitched on the outside of the garment in a visible contrasting color to the undergarment will be illegal beginning with the 2009-10 school year.”

    “They can take the plaque away, but they can’t take away the race,” Hereford co-coach Jason Bowman said. “Our kids ran great today.”

    Full Article Here:
    http://www.baltimore...

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”356657″]Maybe the white gloves are worn to symbolize that the umpire’s hands are “clean”…that he’s not favoring either team. Also white gloves symbolize professionalism.
    I’m sure it’s more for symbolic reasons than practical ones.[/quote]

    As I understand it, the white gloves were to make it easy to see the calls the umps were making. First time I saw Japanese baseball on TV that was mentioned, it was obvious it worked, especially on the tube. Umps’ hands looked huge and it was incredibly easy to pick up the calls. Remember thinking it was a pretty good idea, but probably would never fly in U.S. baseball. Us having a tendency to get all knotted up about our masculinity the way we do, I couldn’t see American umps ever agreeing to wear white gloves. Too much like a mime. LOL

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”356658″][quote comment=”356649″]People read WAY too much into stuff….

    http://www.foxnews.c...
    I wonder if the real cross had a Nike logo on top of it.[/quote]

    Oh, man, too bad Nike wasn’t around then.
    “It’s the sandals.”

    —Ricko

  • bill | October 27, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    Thanks for the Nat Geo pics. I guess Astrodome groundskeepers checked their dignity at the door.

    Pond Hockey shot was the best, no parents around to ruin the fun.

  • Kek | October 27, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    I believe WaMu is part of JP Morgan Chase and they’ve kept the name. Similar to what they’ve done with National City Bank since the PNC transaction. The tagline has been “National City, now a part of PNC”. Although in a week, the NCB name will begin to be phased out as the full conversion starts. Whether or not WaMu will eventually do this is unknown to me at this time.

    Push ball makes me think of something: as I have been doing research at a local library branch, in the 70s, I see standings for a game called fieldball. Does anyone have any idea what this might have been? My brother was born in ’69 and he doesn’t remember it.

  • Kek | October 27, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”356660″][quote comment=”356657″]Maybe the white gloves are worn to symbolize that the umpire’s hands are “clean”…that he’s not favoring either team. Also white gloves symbolize professionalism.
    I’m sure it’s more for symbolic reasons than practical ones.[/quote]

    As I understand it, the white gloves were to make it easy to see the calls the umps were making. First time I saw Japanese baseball on TV that was mentioned, it was obvious it worked, especially on the tube. Umps’ hands looked huge and it was incredibly easy to pick up the calls. Remember thinking it was a pretty good idea, but probably would never fly in U.S. baseball. Us having a tendency to get all knotted up about our masculinity the way we do, I couldn’t see American umps ever agreeing to wear white gloves. Too much like a mime. LOL

    —Ricko[/quote]
    They wouldn’t wear them…it would make their blown calls look even worse!!!

  • JTH | October 27, 2009 at 10:43 am |

    Other than the fact that he resembles Paul’s neighbor, this batter does have another claim to fame.

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”356665″]Other than the fact that he resembles Paul’s neighbor, this batter does have another claim to fame.[/quote]

    Drat. You beat me to it. Was gonna say, “Didn’t he play for the Tigers?”

    lol

    —Ricko

  • Kek | October 27, 2009 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”356633″]New mask for Marc-Andre Fleury:

    http://farm3.static....
    LOL. When those were going around yesterday I was certain they were photoshops! (I guess it seems like that is all Pittsburgh sports blogs seem to do anymore is making funny, ironic photoshops).

    Did you see eric godard in a care bears mask?

  • Tom V | October 27, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    Wamu is now fully Chase in FL. I think there’s something different going on in California though, Wamu may not be phase out there.

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”356665″]Other than the fact that he resembles Paul’s neighbor, this batter does have another claim to fame.[/quote]

    One of the best ads I ever saw was a poster. Black and white photo shot from end of runway as jet cargo plane has just lifted off, about to fly right over us. Sky dotted with black popcorn of ack-ack fire.

    The copy? One word.

    Anywhere.
    (Flying Tiger Airlines logo)

    Impossible ad to forget. Been scouring the web looking for it, with no luck.

    —Ricko

  • Shaun | October 27, 2009 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”356668″]Wamu is now fully Chase in FL. I think there’s something different going on in California though, Wamu may not be phase out there.[/quote]

    same with Georgia. the one across from my work is now Chase, and they are oh so proud of it…

  • JTH | October 27, 2009 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”356669″][quote comment=”356665″]Other than the fact that he resembles Paul’s neighbor, this batter does have another claim to fame.[/quote]

    One of the best ads I ever saw was a poster. Black and white photo shot from end of runway as jet cargo plane has just lifted off, about to fly right over us. Sky dotted with black popcorn of ack-ack fire.

    The copy? One word.

    Anywhere.
    (Flying Tiger Airlines logo)

    Impossible ad to forget. Been scouring the web looking for it, with no luck.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    It was a freight carrier, right? I think some or all of the company’s original pilots were WWII “Flying Tigers” pilots.

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”356671″][quote comment=”356669″][quote comment=”356665″]Other than the fact that he resembles Paul’s neighbor, this batter does have another claim to fame.[/quote]

    One of the best ads I ever saw was a poster. Black and white photo shot from end of runway as jet cargo plane has just lifted off, about to fly right over us. Sky dotted with black popcorn of ack-ack fire.

    The copy? One word.

    Anywhere.
    (Flying Tiger Airlines logo)

    Impossible ad to forget. Been scouring the web looking for it, with no luck.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    It was a freight carrier, right? I think some or all of the company’s original pilots were WWII “Flying Tigers” pilots.[/quote]

    Absolutely. Was started by the Flying Tigers as a corporate venture following the war…and they literally would fly “anywhere”. Chennault may even have been involved, not sure.

    The first commissioner of World Team Tennis, George McCall, had flown for FTA. Man, did he have incredible stories to tell.

    —Ricko

  • Dane | October 27, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”356667″][quote comment=”356633″]New mask for Marc-Andre Fleury:

    http://farm3.static....
    LOL. When those were going around yesterday I was certain they were photoshops! (I guess it seems like that is all Pittsburgh sports blogs seem to do anymore is making funny, ironic photoshops).[/quote]

    That’s not true! Some of them imbed a YouTube video after every sentence.

    Did you see eric godard in a care bears mask?

    Nope. No Care Bears mask here.
    http://farm3.static....

  • Doug | October 27, 2009 at 11:12 am |

    For UniWatch fans who have a little time on their hands (and come on, isn’t the fact we’re here prove we do?) I just wanted to note I’ve finally composed some thoughts about the recent NFL home uniform survey (which I did participate in) in this post over at my site (it’s way too long for the comments here):
    http://uselessdoug.b...

    p.s. In that post I tried to include an image of the Bills uniforms–the only team which I gave a 0, by the way–but the one I liked is no longer available, so if you have any good ones that can be linked to, please note that in the comments.

  • Joe | October 27, 2009 at 11:18 am |

    I like those Broncos uniforms. The vertical stripes look a lot better in orange and blue than brown and yellow. Vertical stripes seem to work best with one bright color and one muted color.

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”356675″]I like those Broncos uniforms. The vertical stripes look a lot better in orange and blue than brown and yellow. Vertical stripes seem to work best with one bright color and one muted color.[/quote]

    Betcha we will see some high schools and maybe even a small college or two go to vertically striped socks next year. That’s what happened back in early ’60s. In fact, the high school in the suburb that’s now home to Mall of America wore kelly & white verticals from about ’63 to ’65. Have a couple B&W photos that Paul has posted in the Ticker in the past.

    —Ricko

  • Mark K | October 27, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”356653″]The “there’s something really beautiful about the angles and composition of this NHL shot.” picture has the added bonus of picturing #7 Tim Horton the doughnut king on the far left.[/quote]
    Is that game at the Forum? Did the home teams wear white back then (the way it should be)?

  • Mique | October 27, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    Totally random- Seattle Sounders FC record by Kasey Keller Jersey.

    http://gosounders.co...

  • Fappy McFapper | October 27, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    Nice double standard you have Lukas. you whine and bitch and cry like a crybaby pussy about the Bobcats new unis having OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pinstripes and then don’t say dick about the fact that the Magic’s throwbacks also have pinstripes.

    But that sort of double standard is typical for the likes of you.

  • Kek | October 27, 2009 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”356673″][quote comment=”356667″][quote comment=”356633″]New mask for Marc-Andre Fleury:

    http://farm3.static....
    LOL. When those were going around yesterday I was certain they were photoshops! (I guess it seems like that is all Pittsburgh sports blogs seem to do anymore is making funny, ironic photoshops).[/quote]

    That’s not true! Some of them imbed a YouTube video after every sentence.

    Touche! Not to knock the guys, because I think some of them do some funny stuff, but I can see why actual writers scoff at some of it at times.[/quote]

  • EricRomain | October 27, 2009 at 11:30 am |

    That oversized ball game “push-ball” as the earlier post calls it, I believe it has been played in USA. My dorm at University of Michigan had a lot of old photos of IM sports on the wall, and it included some old photos of coed games being played with a large oversized ball being held over some sort of scrum. The photo looked identical to that NatGeo photo. If I had to wager a guess, the photo dated back to the 1940s.

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”356679″]Nice double standard you have Lukas. you whine and bitch and cry like a crybaby pussy about the Bobcats new unis having OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pinstripes and then don’t say dick about the fact that the Magic’s throwbacks also have pinstripes.

    But that sort of double standard is typical for the likes of you.[/quote]

    One’s a new uni, the other’s a throwback. Not the same thing. The throwback’s gonna look the way it’s gonna look, cuz, well, it is what it was. No current decision involved in that.

    —Ricko

  • peter | October 27, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”356679″]Nice double standard you have Lukas. you whine and bitch and cry like a crybaby pussy about the Bobcats new unis having OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pinstripes and then don’t say dick about the fact that the Magic’s throwbacks also have pinstripes.

    But that sort of double standard is typical for the likes of you.[/quote]

    Again, People read WAY too much into stuff….

  • Scott Carpman | October 27, 2009 at 11:49 am |

    Here’s more shots of pushball with a set of rules. Stumbled upon this instead of writing a paper one day in the library. http://www.lib.rpi.e...

  • Ry Co 40 | October 27, 2009 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”356683″][quote comment=”356679″]Nice double standard you have Lukas. you whine and bitch and cry like a crybaby pussy about the Bobcats new unis having OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pinstripes and then don’t say dick about the fact that the Magic’s throwbacks also have pinstripes.

    But that sort of double standard is typical for the likes of you.[/quote]

    Again, People read WAY too much into stuff….[/quote]

    doesn’t this statement cover the WHOLE “NBA” anyway:

    “When will the NBA learn that pinstripes don’t make sense on players who are already 37 feet tall”

    i can tell… by the part that says “NBA”… lol. tool…

  • Joe Young | October 27, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    Check this article out titled “Uniform violation costs Bulls” http://www.baltimore...

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”356683″][quote comment=”356679″]Nice double standard you have Lukas. you whine and bitch and cry like a crybaby pussy about the Bobcats new unis having OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pinstripes and then don’t say dick about the fact that the Magic’s throwbacks also have pinstripes.

    But that sort of double standard is typical for the likes of you.[/quote]

    Again, People read WAY too much into stuff….[/quote]

    Like the guy on some major blog who’s ranting about how horrible it is that David Spade is using a scene with Chris Farley from TOMMY BOY in a Direct TV commercial?

    The guy never even pondered how much free money it has dropped on Farley’s heirs…and that maybe that was Spade’s motivation. Not saying it was so, but probably should have been checked first….before he ran off at the mouth.

    —Ricko

  • Mark | October 27, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    Anyone else feel like that last Nat Geo photo should be of the Manning family, with Peyton and Eli in the front and Cooper hanging out in the back?

  • Kenny Jacobson | October 27, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”356679″]Nice double standard you have Lukas. you whine and bitch and cry like a crybaby pussy about the Bobcats new unis having OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pinstripes and then don’t say dick about the fact that the Magic’s throwbacks also have pinstripes.

    But that sort of double standard is typical for the likes of you.[/quote]
    Whether you have a valid point or not, I would doubt that the juvenile way in which you try to make it is going to win you much credibility here.

  • JimV19 | October 27, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    Obviously these kids didn’t grow up to be uni-wathcers, what with mismatched jerseys and all…
    http://farm3.static....

    Seriously, though, that’s a great photo. I assumed it was in New England, but Travis could be right – it does look like Williamsburg.

  • JimV19 | October 27, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”356690″]Obviously these kids didn’t grow up to be uni-wathcers, what with mismatched jerseys and all…
    http://farm3.static....

    Seriously, though, that’s a great photo. I assumed it was in New England, but Travis could be right – it does look like Williamsburg.[/quote]

    uni-watchers, that is…

    By the way, I really like Ben Traxel’s idea for the Broncos. Good stuff.

  • Andy11 | October 27, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    Check out this interview with Eli Manning after the game on Sunday…looks like he’s wearing his practice jersey with the huge Timex patch on it.
    http://tinyurl.com/y...

    I thought that he wasn’t going to wear this jersey while doing interviews with the media.

  • Tick | October 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    We played pushball in High School in the mid 70’s. It was a kick on the butt! Huge ball that people were bouncing off of, falling down getting rolled over. It was a gas.

  • JTH | October 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”356674″]For UniWatch fans who have a little time on their hands (and come on, isn’t the fact we’re here prove we do?) I just wanted to note I’ve finally composed some thoughts about the recent NFL home uniform survey (which I did participate in) in this post over at my site (it’s way too long for the comments here):
    http://uselessdoug.b...

    p.s. In that post I tried to include an image of the Bills uniforms–the only team which I gave a 0, by the way–but the one I liked is no longer available, so if you have any good ones that can be linked to, please note that in the comments.[/quote]
    I’ve got to take issue with something you wrote:

    To give you some idea about the readership (or, at least, what the makers of the survey expected of the readers), the survey featured just a list of the team names with buttons for 0 through 5 next to them; nowhere were there photos or diagrams or descriptions of what the respective uniforms looked like. Presumably the idea was that anyone who’d choose to participate would simply know (or, I suppose, be willing to do the research on his own).

    That’s not true. We provided links to reference photographs and template drawings for all 32 teams, broken out by division. Here’s the one for the AFC East.

    The third-party survey hosting site wouldn’t let us link to them or put them directly in the survey, but they were in that day’s post.

  • Andy11 | October 27, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”356692″]Check out this interview with Eli Manning after the game on Sunday…looks like he’s wearing his practice jersey with the huge Timex patch on it.
    http://tinyurl.com/y...

    I thought that he wasn’t going to wear this jersey while doing interviews with the media.[/quote]

    …err, this interview was yesterday, not Sunday.

  • MPowers1634 | October 27, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”356686″]Check this article out titled “Uniform violation costs Bulls” http://www.baltimore...

    That is a BAD call by the official.

    There is something called preventative officiating in say football. Before the game we do a walk through and check visors, remove bicep bands, cover all exposed padding: things that might cause inhury, etc.

    COmpression shorts, please!

  • MPowers1634 | October 27, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”356665″]Other than the fact that he resembles Paul’s neighbor, this batter does have another claim to fame.[/quote]

    That is a great catch, James!

  • Swine the Mad | October 27, 2009 at 12:56 pm |

    Emory University near Atlanta never went for football, which made them an odd duck in the state.

    They liked pushball.
    Historical article

    Another picture is on the main page of their history site

    Brief snippet about the life and death of pushball at Emory.

  • MPowers1634 | October 27, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”356636″]was it once standard practice for umps to go white-gloved? Only plate umps or also base umps? Details, please.

    With the all-dirt infields in many Japanese ballparks, one of the umpires has the responsibility to clean the pitcher’s rubber during the game.[/quote]

    God, I hope not…garter belts are one thing…

  • LI Phil | October 27, 2009 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”356694″][quote comment=”356674″]For UniWatch fans who have a little time on their hands (and come on, isn’t the fact we’re here prove we do?) I just wanted to note I’ve finally composed some thoughts about the recent NFL home uniform survey (which I did participate in) in this post over at my site (it’s way too long for the comments here):
    http://uselessdoug.b...

    p.s. In that post I tried to include an image of the Bills uniforms–the only team which I gave a 0, by the way–but the one I liked is no longer available, so if you have any good ones that can be linked to, please note that in the comments.[/quote]
    I’ve got to take issue with something you wrote:

    To give you some idea about the readership (or, at least, what the makers of the survey expected of the readers), the survey featured just a list of the team names with buttons for 0 through 5 next to them; nowhere were there photos or diagrams or descriptions of what the respective uniforms looked like. Presumably the idea was that anyone who’d choose to participate would simply know (or, I suppose, be willing to do the research on his own).

    That’s not true. We provided links to reference photographs and template drawings for all 32 teams, broken out by division. Here’s the one for the AFC East.

    The third-party survey hosting site wouldn’t let us link to them or put them directly in the survey, but they were in that day’s post.[/quote]

    to reiterate what james said…on your blog you posted:

    [quote] Recently the site organized a very rudimentary survey, open to its readership, where they sought to get rankings of the home uniforms for each NFL team. In the survey one could give each team a score of 0 to 5 (with 5 being the best). At the end the results were tallied so they could see which team got the highest average, the second highest, and so through the lowest. In theory this would determine which teams were considered to have the best and the worst uniforms.

    To give you some idea about the readership (or, at least, what the makers of the survey expected of the readers), the survey featured just a list of the team names with buttons for 0 through 5 next to them; nowhere were there photos or diagrams or descriptions of what the respective uniforms looked like. Presumably the idea was that anyone who’d choose to participate would simply know (or, I suppose, be willing to do the research on his own).[/quote]

    if you had seen the original post and the follow up with a new survey, you would have seen that james painstakingly provided pictures AND templates for every team on which we were voting…i know because we were both up until 3AM one morning working on this

    i appreciate your shout out on your little blog, but i’d also appreciate it if you’d correct that misstatement

    and to term the survey “rudimentary”? please…james went through several iterations of that in order to make it as simple, but accurate as possible — that isn’t rudimentary, that’s smart

    we could have (and by we, i mean james) come up with a very “intricate” and confusing survey, but it was ‘barebones’ (if you will) for a reason

  • whiteray | October 27, 2009 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”356676″][quote comment=”356675″]I like those Broncos uniforms. The vertical stripes look a lot better in orange and blue than brown and yellow. Vertical stripes seem to work best with one bright color and one muted color.[/quote]

    Betcha we will see some high schools and maybe even a small college or two go to vertically striped socks next year. That’s what happened back in early ’60s. In fact, the high school in the suburb that’s now home to Mall of America wore kelly & white verticals from about ’63 to ’65. Have a couple B&W photos that Paul has posted in the Ticker in the past.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    That would be the now-closed Bloomington Lincoln? (Process of elimination with neither Kennedy nor Jefferson sporting any shade of green . . . )

  • leon | October 27, 2009 at 1:09 pm |

    There is a photo of Carlos Ruiz at SI.Com today where he is wearing a chest protector with his NOF. I was wondering if this is commonplace.
    Hopefully, this link works:

    http://sportsillustr...

  • Teebz | October 27, 2009 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”356700″]
    i appreciate your shout out on your little blog, but i’d also appreciate it if you’d correct that misstatement[/quote]

    Wouldn’t that be like President Obama asking the Taliban to hand over Osama Bin Laden with a “pretty please”? Never gonna happen.

    I doubt your “request” will even get acknowledged, Phil, despite the valid point you make. After all, being right doesn’t mean you’re right in my eyes. ;o)

  • Rick Chaney | October 27, 2009 at 1:12 pm |

    AirTran Airways will unveil a Baltimore Ravens Boeing 717 dubbed Ravens 1 this morning.

    http://www.baltimore...

    Another photo:
    http://www.baltimore...

    I’m glad they kept the purple to a minimum.

  • Jeremy Brahm | October 27, 2009 at 1:15 pm |

    I think I have found an answer for the white gloves.

    Like many Japanese workers, Gough is wearing white gloves as a sign of respect and cleanliness.

    This was taken from an article about Mazda releasing their new RX-8 as a convertible in January 2008. Malcolm Gough is an Australian, but the head of Mazda.

    Link to the article.
    http://www.heraldsun...

  • Kenny Jacobson | October 27, 2009 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”356704″]AirTran Airways will unveil a Baltimore Ravens Boeing 717 dubbed Ravens 1 this morning.

    http://www.baltimore...

    Another photo:
    http://www.baltimore...

    I’m glad they kept the purple to a minimum.[/quote]
    About a thousand years ago I played baseball in college for a school whose colors were purple and black. I have to tell you, purple as a trim color is sweet. Yes, massive swaths of purple cloth can be aggravating, but thin, purple block letters on a white baseball jersey can look pretty damn good. If I can find it I’ll scan a post a pic from my playing days to better illustrate my point.

  • bill | October 27, 2009 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”356677″][quote comment=”356653″]The “there’s something really beautiful about the angles and composition of this NHL shot.” picture has the added bonus of picturing #7 Tim Horton the doughnut king on the far left.[/quote]
    Is that game at the Forum? Did the home teams wear white back then (the way it should be)?[/quote]

    Home teams did not wear white back then…the game was in Maple Leaf Gardens.

    In addition to Tim Horton, George Armstrong (C) and Johnny Bower appear. Who is #19?

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”356701″][quote comment=”356676″][quote comment=”356675″]I like those Broncos uniforms. The vertical stripes look a lot better in orange and blue than brown and yellow. Vertical stripes seem to work best with one bright color and one muted color.[/quote]

    Betcha we will see some high schools and maybe even a small college or two go to vertically striped socks next year. That’s what happened back in early ’60s. In fact, the high school in the suburb that’s now home to Mall of America wore kelly & white verticals from about ’63 to ’65. Have a couple B&W photos that Paul has posted in the Ticker in the past.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    That would be the now-closed Bloomington Lincoln? (Process of elimination with neither Kennedy nor Jefferson sporting any shade of green . . . )[/quote]

    Yes, it was. The Bears. Threw the ball a lot in their vertical stripes. Glenn Kuhr to Steve Robey the primary pass-catch component.

    Jefferson: Powder & Royal (with Silver helmets & pants for football)

    Kennedy: Navy & Athletic Gold (where Kent Hrbek played high school baseball, and at night could see the lights of the old Met from his bedroom window…does a childhood dream come true any better than that?)

    —Ricko

  • Steve | October 27, 2009 at 1:30 pm |

    http://deadspin.com/...

    Check this out. Compression shorts were a violation!

  • concealed78 | October 27, 2009 at 1:34 pm |

    Quick thing to say about Ben Traxel’s Broncos concepts: I find it as a rule of thumb for concepts that it’s not a good idea to mix ‘n match logos from different eras on the same uniform. It just seems like it’s trying to be too much to team’s fans. I notice White Sox, Brewers, Astros concepts seem to be big fatalities of this as well.

  • LarenR | October 27, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    Two not-quite uni-related thoughts today:
    1. The Satan Series
    2. WaMu signs were immediately torn down and replaced by Chase signs throughout Northern California as soon as the the takeover happened (like, literally, the very next day in most cases).

  • mike 2 | October 27, 2009 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”356708″][quote comment=”356677″][quote comment=”356653″]The “there’s something really beautiful about the angles and composition of this NHL shot.” picture has the added bonus of picturing #7 Tim Horton the doughnut king on the far left.[/quote]
    Is that game at the Forum? Did the home teams wear white back then (the way it should be)?[/quote]

    Home teams did not wear white back then…the game was in Maple Leaf Gardens.

    In addition to Tim Horton, George Armstrong (C) and Johnny Bower appear. Who is #19?[/quote]

    I think (but I’m not 100%) that’s Paul Henderson.

  • subway | October 27, 2009 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”356677″][quote comment=”356653″]The “there’s something really beautiful about the angles and composition of this NHL shot.” picture has the added bonus of picturing #7 Tim Horton the doughnut king on the far left.[/quote]
    Is that game at the Forum? Did the home teams wear white back then (the way it should be)?[/quote]

    Home teams wore dark until 1970. That seating arrangement was distinctly Maple Leaf Gardens, btw.

  • subway | October 27, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”356713″][quote comment=”356708″][quote comment=”356677″][quote comment=”356653″]The “there’s something really beautiful about the angles and composition of this NHL shot.” picture has the added bonus of picturing #7 Tim Horton the doughnut king on the far left.[/quote]
    Is that game at the Forum? Did the home teams wear white back then (the way it should be)?[/quote]

    Home teams did not wear white back then…the game was in Maple Leaf Gardens.

    In addition to Tim Horton, George Armstrong (C) and Johnny Bower appear. Who is #19?[/quote]

    I think (but I’m not 100%) that’s Paul Henderson.[/quote]
    Henderson was a righty shot, so maybe a previous wearer of 19, defenseman Kent Douglas?

  • Kenny Jacobson | October 27, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”356706″][quote comment=”356704″]AirTran Airways will unveil a Baltimore Ravens Boeing 717 dubbed Ravens 1 this morning.

    http://www.baltimore...

    Another photo:
    http://www.baltimore...

    I’m glad they kept the purple to a minimum.[/quote]
    About a thousand years ago I played baseball in college for a school whose colors were purple and black. I have to tell you, purple as a trim color is sweet. Yes, massive swaths of purple cloth can be aggravating, but thin, purple block letters on a white baseball jersey can look pretty damn good. If I can find it I’ll scan a post a pic from my playing days to better illustrate my point.[/quote]
    Now when viewing this photo, try to ignore the black pants, the one batting glove, the white shoes, the tacky strip stirrups and, most of all, the bad hair… remember, it was 1991. Try instead to focus on the classically simple jersey with its tasteful use of purple. Ok…? Good.

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”356711″]Quick thing to say about Ben Traxel’s Broncos concepts: I find it as a rule of thumb for concepts that it’s not a good idea to mix ‘n match logos from different eras on the same uniform. It just seems like it’s trying to be too much to team’s fans. I notice White Sox, Brewers, Astros concepts seem to be big fatalities of this as well.[/quote]

    Baseball has a long history of not so much mixing eras but of having “cap” logos and “crests” (for lack of a better term).
    White Sox have the sock logo on sleeve, Cubs have Cubbie face, Twins have the “twins”, Brewers had state of Wisconsin logo, Mets have “skyline” patch, etc.

    Football, not so much. So football is definitely a little different to see two logos. Not that we NEVER see it…just not often (Saints “state” on pants, for ex.)

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | October 27, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”356702″]There is a photo of Carlos Ruiz at SI.Com today where he is wearing a chest protector with his NOF. I was wondering if this is commonplace.
    Hopefully, this link works:

    http://sportsillustr...

    Posada wears one too:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    I would much rather google this Posada though:

    http://cache3.asset-...

    Don’t worry, this one is SFW.

  • mike 2 | October 27, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”356714″][quote comment=”356677″][quote comment=”356653″]The “there’s something really beautiful about the angles and composition of this NHL shot.” picture has the added bonus of picturing #7 Tim Horton the doughnut king on the far left.[/quote]
    Is that game at the Forum? Did the home teams wear white back then (the way it should be)?[/quote]

    Home teams wore dark until 1970. That seating arrangement was distinctly Maple Leaf Gardens, btw.[/quote]

    You’re right about the seating arrangement being distinctly MLG. I was thrown by the lower seats being red, not gold, but it turns out (Wikipedia!) that the gold seats weren’t installed until 1974.

  • MPowers1634 | October 27, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”356718″][quote comment=”356702″]There is a photo of Carlos Ruiz at SI.Com today where he is wearing a chest protector with his NOF. I was wondering if this is commonplace.
    Hopefully, this link works:

    http://sportsillustr...

    Posada wears one too:

    http://i.cdn.turner....

    I would much rather google this Posada though:

    http://cache3.asset-...

    Don’t worry, this one is SFW.[/quote]

    Here’s Ruiz:

    http://www3.pictures...

  • Geen! | October 27, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”356681″]That oversized ball game “push-ball” as the earlier post calls it, I believe it has been played in USA. My dorm at University of Michigan had a lot of old photos of IM sports on the wall, and it included some old photos of coed games being played with a large oversized ball being held over some sort of scrum. The photo looked identical to that NatGeo photo. If I had to wager a guess, the photo dated back to the 1940s.[/quote]

    There was a game called “worldball” which was part of the Way Out Games on CBS kids’ television in the 1970s.

  • MPowers1634 | October 27, 2009 at 1:57 pm |

    Cool U of H helmet evolution pic:

    http://i27.photobuck...

  • Mark K | October 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”356719″]
    You’re right about the seating arrangement being distinctly MLG. I was thrown by the lower seats being red, not gold, but it turns out (Wikipedia!) that the gold seats weren’t installed until 1974.[/quote]
    That was throwing me off, too.

  • Teebz | October 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”356715″][quote comment=”356713″][quote comment=”356708″][quote comment=”356677″][quote comment=”356653″]The “there’s something really beautiful about the angles and composition of this NHL shot.” picture has the added bonus of picturing #7 Tim Horton the doughnut king on the far left.[/quote]
    Is that game at the Forum? Did the home teams wear white back then (the way it should be)?[/quote]

    Home teams did not wear white back then…the game was in Maple Leaf Gardens.

    In addition to Tim Horton, George Armstrong (C) and Johnny Bower appear. Who is #19?[/quote]

    I think (but I’m not 100%) that’s Paul Henderson.[/quote]
    Henderson was a righty shot, so maybe a previous wearer of 19, defenseman Kent Douglas?[/quote]

    19 would certainly be Kent Douglas. This photo was taken during the 1966-67 season. The Leafs won the Cup that year with all four players in the lineup with those numbers on their backs.

  • Adam | October 27, 2009 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”356649″]People read WAY too much into stuff….

    http://www.foxnews.c...

    that’s what this blog is all about

  • Teebz | October 27, 2009 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”356724″]
    19 would certainly be Kent Douglas. This photo was taken during the 1966-67 season. The Leafs won the Cup that year with all four players in the lineup with those numbers on their backs.[/quote]

    Or rather… possibly taken during the 1966-67 season. :o)

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”356722″]Cool U of H helmet evolution pic:

    http://i27.photobuck...

    I never quite understood Hawaii’s recent unis.
    Who thinks of wearing all-black (or a black shirt, for that matter) when they think of Hawaii?
    Okay, maybe Steve McGarrett. But he has hair that doesn’t move in the wind, even standing atop a skyscaper, so he’s weird to start with.

    —Ricko

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | October 27, 2009 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”356662″]Thanks for the Nat Geo pics. I guess Astrodome groundskeepers checked their dignity at the door.[/quote]
    Really….? Astronauts = cool. Floosies with brooms = not cool!

  • leon | October 27, 2009 at 2:09 pm |

    Zulu as “Kono”

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | October 27, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”356679″]Nice double standard you have Lukas. you whine and bitch and cry like a crybaby pussy about the Bobcats new unis having OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pinstripes and then don’t say dick about the fact that the Magic’s throwbacks also have pinstripes.

    But that sort of double standard is typical for the likes of you.[/quote]

    Doesn’t Get It™

  • joe | October 27, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    indoor minigolf in IL, still active and still in the basement of the funeral parlor.
    http://www.roadsidea...

  • Shane | October 27, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    So why were the Blackhawks wearing white at home last night?

  • MPowers1634 | October 27, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”356727″][quote comment=”356722″]Cool U of H helmet evolution pic:

    http://i27.photobuck...

    I never quite understood Hawaii’s recent unis.
    Who thinks of wearing all-black (or a black shirt, for that matter) when they think of Hawaii?
    Okay, maybe Steve McGarrett. But he has hair that doesn’t move in the wind, even standing atop a skyscaper, so he’s weird to start with.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I ABSOLUTELY love the third helmet from the right.

    On my honeymoon, we stayed in Honolulu for a few days. I made the trek over to Niketown, who would have guessed it?
    But I bought my father a black cap with the UH rainbow logo.

    I gave it to him and it somehow disappeared.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | October 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”356705″]I think I have found an answer for the white gloves.

    Like many Japanese workers, Gough is wearing white gloves as a sign of respect and cleanliness.

    This was taken from an article about Mazda releasing their new RX-8 as a convertible in January 2008. Malcolm Gough is an Australian, but the head of Mazda.

    Link to the article.
    http://www.heraldsun...
    I really think this is more of a practice of visibility (like the white glove used on the trains – never could figure out if there was a camera rolling to document each glove wave upon train arrival and departure).

  • LI Phil | October 27, 2009 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote]On my honeymoon, we stayed in Honolulu for a few days. I made the trek over to Niketown[/quote]

    and they say life isn’t fair

  • Zac Neubauer | October 27, 2009 at 2:20 pm |

    The Governor’s Palace in Colonial Williamsburg, pretty sure that’s right.

    The Little League Photo is in Williamsburg.

    Both are correct, I cropped off some of the captions and for that I apologize. Glad to see that the photos were well received.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | October 27, 2009 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”356727″][quote comment=”356722″]Cool U of H helmet evolution pic:

    http://i27.photobuck...

    I never quite understood Hawaii’s recent unis.
    Who thinks of wearing all-black (or a black shirt, for that matter) when they think of Hawaii?
    Okay, maybe Steve McGarrett. But he has hair that doesn’t move in the wind, even standing atop a skyscaper, so he’s weird to start with.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Sadly, I think it may be a machoistic (is that a word?) overreaction to the derragatory comments said just prior to said Dump the Rainbow Warrior uni change.

  • JTH | October 27, 2009 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”356731″]indoor minigolf in IL, still active and still in the basement of the funeral parlor.
    http://www.roadsidea...
    Yes. Good call. That’s in the town where I grew up (and my parents still live).

    I was actually at a wake there not too long ago. No, I did not get the opportunity to play.

  • bill | October 27, 2009 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”356728″][quote comment=”356662″]Thanks for the Nat Geo pics. I guess Astrodome groundskeepers checked their dignity at the door.[/quote]
    Really….? Astronauts = cool. Floosies with brooms = not cool![/quote]

    Good point Susan but there is always this equation:

    Astronauts = Lisa Nowak

    Cool people with brooms = Chief Bromden

  • Gusto44 | October 27, 2009 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”356727″][quote comment=”356722″]Cool U of H helmet evolution pic:

    http://i27.photobuck...

    I never quite understood Hawaii’s recent unis.
    Who thinks of wearing all-black (or a black shirt, for that matter) when they think of Hawaii?
    Okay, maybe Steve McGarrett. But he has hair that doesn’t move in the wind, even standing atop a skyscaper, so he’s weird to start with.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Agreed, I think green and not black should be the primary color. The helmet history photo is actually incorrect, Hawaii wore a gold helmet in the 1960s.

  • Anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 3:03 pm |

    Caption on the Little League World Series pic: “…explains the system to the visiting canoe party…

    Visiting canoe party?? Or is that a party made more fun by visiting from canoe to canoe?

    Plus the Coke ad with the baseball manager telling the player to relax.. Yeah, I think that’s going to be remade during the offseason with Lou Pinella and either Milton Bradly or Carlos Zambrano.

  • Anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 3:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”356740″]
    Okay, maybe Steve McGarrett. But he has hair that doesn’t move in the wind, even standing atop a skyscaper, so he’s weird to start with.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Jack Lord is quite possibly the only actor who made his fortune after he left the silver and/or little screen.

  • Anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”356717″]
    Football, not so much. So football is definitely a little different to see two logos. Not that we NEVER see it…just not often (Saints “state” on pants, for ex.)[/quote]
    Ricko, how could you forget Bud Grant’s baseball cap? (Okay, it’s not on the uniform itself; but it is right there in your backyard. :-))

  • Anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”356732″]So why were the Blackhawks wearing white at home last night?[/quote]
    Speculating without facts: National TV game, maybe they wanted to market those Minnesota Wild alt jerseys???

  • Tick | October 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”356729″]Zulu as “Kono”[/quote]

    Kam Fong as “Chin Ho”

  • Anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 3:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”356687″]The guy never even pondered how much free money it has dropped on Farley’s heirs…[/quote]Not sure if he had any sibs, but pretty sure Farley didn’t have children (at least officially).

    Minor claim to fame: I saw his Chippendales sketch at Second City.

  • Teebz | October 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”356744″][quote comment=”356732″]So why were the Blackhawks wearing white at home last night?[/quote]
    Speculating without facts: National TV game, maybe they wanted to market those Minnesota Wild alt jerseys???[/quote]

    Teams can apply to the NHL Offices to have white-at-home games during the season. The NHL bases their decision on the visiting teams’ road schedules so that the road teams don’t have to bring two sets of uniforms on the road.

    There is no rule on which games they can apply for, but the most likely answer would be that since it was a one-day road trip for the Wild, the Hawks applied for a white-at-home game at some point in the off-season. The NHL, in their examination of the schedule, would have assign the white-at-home for the Wild game so that the Wild would be able to pack their alternates for only one game.

  • War Damn Eagle | October 27, 2009 at 3:20 pm |

    Could use a little double-checking from you guys, just to make sure I’ve got this right. My brother is a huge Expos/Nats fan, and last year I framed all of the patches ever worn on the uniform of the Nationals (but I don’t include each of the All-Star game patches, b/c that just becomes too much). This year I’m doing the same, but for the Expos. So far, this is what I have:

    1969: MLB 100th Anniversary
    1976: Montreal Olympics (I’m pretty sure I’ve seen a pic of a player with a small white sleeve patch of the Montreal Olympics logo)
    1976: National League Centennial patch
    1982: All-Star Game
    1992-2004: Home/Road sleeve patch
    1993: 25th Anniversary
    1994: MLB 125th Anniversary
    1997: Jackie Robinson 50th Anniversary (apparently they wore a special version in French, but I couldn’t find it anywhere, so I bought the regular one)
    1998: 30th Anniversary
    2000: Maurice Richard “9” tribute
    2001: American flag on the back of the neck for 9/11
    2003: Puerto Rico Series

    There is a logo for the team’s 35th Anniversary in 2003, but was it ever worn as a sleeve patch?

    http://www.logoshak....

  • Anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”356672″]Absolutely. Was started by the Flying Tigers as a corporate venture following the war…and they literally would fly “anywhere”. Chennault may even have been involved, not sure.[/quote]
    IIRC, one of their wartime mottos or sayings or “brags” was that they flew “over the hump“. I doubt if that saying gets repeated by any group today.

  • Anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”356747″]Teams can apply to the NHL Offices to have white-at-home games during the season. The NHL bases their decision on the visiting teams’ road schedules so that the road teams don’t have to bring two sets of uniforms on the road.

    There is no rule on which games they can apply for, but the most likely answer would be that since it was a one-day road trip for the Wild, the Hawks applied for a white-at-home game at some point in the off-season. The NHL, in their examination of the schedule, would have assign the white-at-home for the Wild game so that the Wild would be able to pack their alternates for only one game.[/quote]

    Just curious: what would be your opinion as to why the home team would ask to wear white-at-home?

    -Marketing?
    -Gamesmanship?
    -Some other motivation?

    TIA.

  • peter | October 27, 2009 at 3:27 pm |

    Mike Fracesca just cut off the CC Sabathia interview when a reporter asked “how many pin stripes are you”

    His reason “Dumbest question ever”
    I hate WFAN sometimes

    …Paul didn’t you mention that VERY SAME question when he was first signed?

  • Anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”356745″]Kam Fong as “Chin Ho”[/quote]
    Khigh Dhiegh as “Wo Fat”.

    (I’m no acting critic, but this was my favorite-just based on the character name.)

  • Teebz | October 27, 2009 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”356750″][quote comment=”356747″]Teams can apply to the NHL Offices to have white-at-home games during the season. The NHL bases their decision on the visiting teams’ road schedules so that the road teams don’t have to bring two sets of uniforms on the road.

    There is no rule on which games they can apply for, but the most likely answer would be that since it was a one-day road trip for the Wild, the Hawks applied for a white-at-home game at some point in the off-season. The NHL, in their examination of the schedule, would have assign the white-at-home for the Wild game so that the Wild would be able to pack their alternates for only one game.[/quote]

    Just curious: what would be your opinion as to why the home team would ask to wear white-at-home?

    -Marketing?
    -Gamesmanship?
    -Some other motivation?

    TIA.[/quote]

    It could be a number of things, but marketing helps. Both teams are broadcasting to a national audience, so you’d want to see increased sales of Chicago’s white uniforms when they travel to other cities, and Minnesota wants to sell their newest uniform design by the truckload.

    It’s beneficial for both teams in this case.

  • MPowers1634 | October 27, 2009 at 3:30 pm |

    HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://shop.worldofs...

    I want these but they don’t ship to countries without universal healthcare.

    Can someone help find them on the interweb?

  • Anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”356751″]…Paul didn’t you mention that VERY SAME question when he was first signed?[/quote]
    When he’s on the road, I asked if he wasn’t the man in two grey flannel suits.

  • Teebz | October 27, 2009 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”356754″]HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://shop.worldofs...

    I want these but they don’t ship to countries without universal healthcare.

    Can someone help find them on the interweb?[/quote]

    Accept universal health care, and your problems are solved, Matt. LOL ;o)

    Someone else must have them out there on the WorldWide, though. Have you asked Sir Robert Marshall if he can get a pair through his delivery service?

  • MPowers1634 | October 27, 2009 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”356751″]Mike Fracesca just cut off the CC Sabathia interview when a reporter asked “how many pin stripes are you”

    His reason “Dumbest question ever”
    I hate WFAN sometimes

    …Paul didn’t you mention that VERY SAME question when he was first signed?[/quote]

    That reminds me…during the broadcast of game 6, Joe Buck quoted Tyler Kepner which sent me into a tizzy.

    I started jumping around telling my wife that he too, is a uni-watcher!

  • LI Phil | October 27, 2009 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”356751″]Mike Fracesca just cut off the CC Sabathia interview when a reporter asked “how many pin stripes are you”

    His reason “Dumbest question ever”
    I hate WFAN sometimes

    …Paul didn’t you mention that VERY SAME question when he was first signed?[/quote]

    i think ricko first mentioned that in the comments and paul actually did a mothership column on that

  • mike b | October 27, 2009 at 3:35 pm |

    I don’t get this. The Spurs jerseys don’t usually say “The Spurs.” If you are going to go Latino change the whole damn thing. This is stupid.

    http://farm3.static....

  • MPowers1634 | October 27, 2009 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”356756″][quote comment=”356754″]HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://shop.worldofs...

    I want these but they don’t ship to countries without universal healthcare.

    Can someone help find them on the interweb?[/quote]

    Accept universal health care, and your problems are solved, Matt. LOL ;o)

    Someone else must have them out there on the WorldWide, though. Have you asked Sir Robert Marshall if he can get a pair through his delivery service?[/quote]

    Not yet…I was hoping not to trouble him.

  • JTH | October 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”356760″][quote comment=”356756″][quote comment=”356754″]HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://shop.worldofs...

    I want these but they don’t ship to countries without universal healthcare.

    Can someone help find them on the interweb?[/quote]

    Accept universal health care, and your problems are solved, Matt. LOL ;o)

    Someone else must have them out there on the WorldWide, though. Have you asked Sir Robert Marshall if he can get a pair through his delivery service?[/quote]

    Not yet…I was hoping not to trouble him.[/quote]
    So I take it you didn’t see this offer yesterday?

  • Mark K | October 27, 2009 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”356754″]HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://shop.worldofs...

    I want these but they don’t ship to countries without universal healthcare.

    Can someone help find them on the interweb?[/quote]

    http://www.honigs-ca...

  • whiteray | October 27, 2009 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”356709″][quote comment=”356701″][quote comment=”356676″][quote comment=”356675″]I like those Broncos uniforms. The vertical stripes look a lot better in orange and blue than brown and yellow. Vertical stripes seem to work best with one bright color and one muted color.[/quote]

    Betcha we will see some high schools and maybe even a small college or two go to vertically striped socks next year. That’s what happened back in early ’60s. In fact, the high school in the suburb that’s now home to Mall of America wore kelly & white verticals from about ’63 to ’65. Have a couple B&W photos that Paul has posted in the Ticker in the past.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    That would be the now-closed Bloomington Lincoln? (Process of elimination with neither Kennedy nor Jefferson sporting any shade of green . . . )[/quote]

    Yes, it was. The Bears. Threw the ball a lot in their vertical stripes. Glenn Kuhr to Steve Robey the primary pass-catch component.

    Jefferson: Powder & Royal (with Silver helmets & pants for football)

    Kennedy: Navy & Athletic Gold (where Kent Hrbek played high school baseball, and at night could see the lights of the old Met from his bedroom window…does a childhood dream come true any better than that?)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I was a football manager for St. Cloud Tech way back when, and we played a game at Lincoln and hosted Kennedy. Later in life, I reported sports for a paper in Eden Prairie (after Lincoln closed) and frequently covered events at Kennedy and Jefferson. Always loved Jefferson’s unis.

  • pflava | October 27, 2009 at 3:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”356727″][quote comment=”356722″]Cool U of H helmet evolution pic:

    http://i27.photobuck...

    I never quite understood Hawaii’s recent unis.
    Who thinks of wearing all-black (or a black shirt, for that matter) when they think of Hawaii?
    Okay, maybe Steve McGarrett. But he has hair that doesn’t move in the wind, even standing atop a skyscaper, so he’s weird to start with.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I never got black for Hawaii, either. I’m sure the reason is so they can look so bad ass that opponents shit themselves in fear. Anyway, from that shot, it looks to me like UH has never had a decent helmet (as much as I hate the current ones, the previous one wasn’t great). I would agree with anyone who says their main color should be green – seems pretty logical. Perfect combo for them would probably be green and orange.

  • Geen! | October 27, 2009 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”356752″][quote comment=”356745″]Kam Fong as “Chin Ho”[/quote]
    Khigh Dhiegh as “Wo Fat”.

    (I’m no acting critic, but this was my favorite-just based on the character name.)[/quote]

    There was an actual person in central New Jersey who died a few years back named Sum Fat Wong.

  • Fappy McFapper | October 27, 2009 at 4:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”356689″][quote comment=”356679″]Nice double standard you have Lukas. you whine and bitch and cry like a crybaby pussy about the Bobcats new unis having OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pinstripes and then don’t say dick about the fact that the Magic’s throwbacks also have pinstripes.

    But that sort of double standard is typical for the likes of you.[/quote]
    Whether you have a valid point or not, I would doubt that the juvenile way in which you try to make it is going to win you much credibility here.[/quote]

    My comment was juvenile??!! this from a website run by a dude who goes into screaming shrieking hysterics if a teams sports uniform contains even a hint of the color purple and who routinely refers to Nike and every single person who has ever worked for or been associated with Nike as shiteating douchebags.

    But you and everyone else including Ricko are obviously too retarded to understand my comments, so I’ll try to dumb it down.

    Lukas goes into shrieking hysterics over the fact that the Bobcats new unis will have O MY FUCKING GOD NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • peter | October 27, 2009 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”356766″][quote comment=”356689″][quote comment=”356679″]Nice double standard you have Lukas. you whine and bitch and cry like a crybaby pussy about the Bobcats new unis having OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pinstripes and then don’t say dick about the fact that the Magic’s throwbacks also have pinstripes.

    But that sort of double standard is typical for the likes of you.[/quote]
    Whether you have a valid point or not, I would doubt that the juvenile way in which you try to make it is going to win you much credibility here.[/quote]

    My comment was juvenile??!! this from a website run by a dude who goes into screaming shrieking hysterics if a teams sports uniform contains even a hint of the color purple and who routinely refers to Nike and every single person who has ever worked for or been associated with Nike as shiteating douchebags.

    But you and everyone else including Ricko are obviously too retarded to understand my comments, so I’ll try to dumb it down.

    Lukas goes into shrieking hysterics over the fact that the Bobcats new unis will have O MY FUCKING GOD NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    Hypothesis: To see if the statement “I would doubt that the juvenile way in which you try to make it is going to win you much credibility here”

    Experiment: To see if “Fappy Would Respond”

    Conclusion: Juvenile statements keep coming back

    *Note: It IS Paul’s site…and I never read “shiteating”…it’s not a compound word….Moving On.

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”356746″][quote comment=”356687″]The guy never even pondered how much free money it has dropped on Farley’s heirs…[/quote]Not sure if he had any sibs, but pretty sure Farley didn’t have children (at least officially).

    Minor claim to fame: I saw his Chippendales sketch at Second City.[/quote]

    “Heirs” can be surviving parents, siblings…perhaps creditors, even. Many things determine who controls use of his image.

    Just sayin’ that leaping right to critcism is bad journalism, in any circumstance.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”356743″][quote comment=”356717″]
    Football, not so much. So football is definitely a little different to see two logos. Not that we NEVER see it…just not often (Saints “state” on pants, for ex.)[/quote]
    Ricko, how could you forget Bud Grant’s baseball cap? (Okay, it’s not on the uniform itself; but it is right there in your backyard. :-))[/quote]

    Viking head on jerseys during Moss years, too. I used Saints just as one example.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”356749″][quote comment=”356672″]Absolutely. Was started by the Flying Tigers as a corporate venture following the war…and they literally would fly “anywhere”. Chennault may even have been involved, not sure.[/quote]
    IIRC, one of their wartime mottos or sayings or “brags” was that they flew “over the hump“. I doubt if that saying gets repeated by any group today.[/quote]

    Wasn’t just the Flying Tigers who flew The Hump. Know who else did during his hitch in the Army Air Corps?

    Gene Autry.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”356766″][quote comment=”356689″][quote comment=”356679″]Nice double standard you have Lukas. you whine and bitch and cry like a crybaby pussy about the Bobcats new unis having OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pinstripes and then don’t say dick about the fact that the Magic’s throwbacks also have pinstripes.

    But that sort of double standard is typical for the likes of you.[/quote]
    Whether you have a valid point or not, I would doubt that the juvenile way in which you try to make it is going to win you much credibility here.[/quote]

    My comment was juvenile??!! this from a website run by a dude who goes into screaming shrieking hysterics if a teams sports uniform contains even a hint of the color purple and who routinely refers to Nike and every single person who has ever worked for or been associated with Nike as shiteating douchebags.

    But you and everyone else including Ricko are obviously too retarded to understand my comments, so I’ll try to dumb it down.

    Lukas goes into shrieking hysterics over the fact that the Bobcats new unis will have O MY FUCKING GOD NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    Wait a second. I offered a logical, rational response. You said Paul was applying a double standard. He wasn’t. You mixed apples and oranges. A new uni and a throwback aren’t going to be viewed the same, and shouldn’t be.

    For example, it would sound pretty stupid to rip the White Sox if they decided to wear 1917 road unis…because they had pins. Well, wouldn’t it? I mean, it’s a little late to criticize a choice a team made 92 years ago…right?

    —Ricko

  • JL | October 27, 2009 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”356753″][quote comment=”356750″][quote comment=”356747″]Teams can apply to the NHL Offices to have white-at-home games during the season. The NHL bases their decision on the visiting teams’ road schedules so that the road teams don’t have to bring two sets of uniforms on the road.

    There is no rule on which games they can apply for, but the most likely answer would be that since it was a one-day road trip for the Wild, the Hawks applied for a white-at-home game at some point in the off-season. The NHL, in their examination of the schedule, would have assign the white-at-home for the Wild game so that the Wild would be able to pack their alternates for only one game.[/quote]

    Just curious: what would be your opinion as to why the home team would ask to wear white-at-home?

    -Marketing?
    -Gamesmanship?
    -Some other motivation?

    TIA.[/quote]

    It could be a number of things, but marketing helps. Both teams are broadcasting to a national audience, so you’d want to see increased sales of Chicago’s white uniforms when they travel to other cities, and Minnesota wants to sell their newest uniform design by the truckload.

    It’s beneficial for both teams in this case.[/quote]

    This Friday, the Columbus Blue Jackets are hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins…the Jackets will be wearing white to allow the Penguins to wear their throwback blues.

    I assume this was a request by Pittsburgh, and the Jackets obliged…though I believe when the Penguins’ throwback blues schedule was posted it mentioned there were two road games they’d appear in this season, but don’t hold me to it.

  • Paul Lukas | October 27, 2009 at 4:54 pm |

    Hi, folks. Just back from Yankee Stadium, where I was applying lots of double standards doing a video shoot (more on that tomorrow). Sorry to see there was a little kerfuffle, but Phil already has it well under control.

    Never a dull moment,
    Paul

  • Ray | October 27, 2009 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”356764″][quote comment=”356727″][quote comment=”356722″]Cool U of H helmet evolution pic:

    http://i27.photobuck...

    I never quite understood Hawaii’s recent unis.
    Who thinks of wearing all-black (or a black shirt, for that matter) when they think of Hawaii?
    Okay, maybe Steve McGarrett. But he has hair that doesn’t move in the wind, even standing atop a skyscaper, so he’s weird to start with.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I never got black for Hawaii, either. I’m sure the reason is so they can look so bad ass that opponents shit themselves in fear. Anyway, from that shot, it looks to me like UH has never had a decent helmet (as much as I hate the current ones, the previous one wasn’t great). I would agree with anyone who says their main color should be green – seems pretty logical. Perfect combo for them would probably be green and orange.[/quote]

    Wouldn’t that make them look just like the Miami Hurricanes?

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”356774″][quote comment=”356764″][quote comment=”356727″][quote comment=”356722″]Cool U of H helmet evolution pic:

    http://i27.photobuck...

    I never quite understood Hawaii’s recent unis.
    Who thinks of wearing all-black (or a black shirt, for that matter) when they think of Hawaii?
    Okay, maybe Steve McGarrett. But he has hair that doesn’t move in the wind, even standing atop a skyscaper, so he’s weird to start with.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I never got black for Hawaii, either. I’m sure the reason is so they can look so bad ass that opponents shit themselves in fear. Anyway, from that shot, it looks to me like UH has never had a decent helmet (as much as I hate the current ones, the previous one wasn’t great). I would agree with anyone who says their main color should be green – seems pretty logical. Perfect combo for them would probably be green and orange.[/quote]

    Wouldn’t that make them look just like the Miami Hurricanes?[/quote]

    Would kinda depend on how they put them together, wouldn’t it?

    Cuz, y’know, Purdue doesn’t exactly look “just like Missouri.”

    —Ricko

  • pflava | October 27, 2009 at 5:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”356774″][quote comment=”356764″][quote comment=”356727″][quote comment=”356722″]Cool U of H helmet evolution pic:

    http://i27.photobuck...

    I never quite understood Hawaii’s recent unis.
    Who thinks of wearing all-black (or a black shirt, for that matter) when they think of Hawaii?
    Okay, maybe Steve McGarrett. But he has hair that doesn’t move in the wind, even standing atop a skyscaper, so he’s weird to start with.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I never got black for Hawaii, either. I’m sure the reason is so they can look so bad ass that opponents shit themselves in fear. Anyway, from that shot, it looks to me like UH has never had a decent helmet (as much as I hate the current ones, the previous one wasn’t great). I would agree with anyone who says their main color should be green – seems pretty logical. Perfect combo for them would probably be green and orange.[/quote]

    Wouldn’t that make them look just like the Miami Hurricanes?[/quote]

    Though they are the most recognized team for those colors, Miami doesn’t have exclusive rights to green and orange.

  • pflava | October 27, 2009 at 5:11 pm |

    And with a green helmet, I’d say no, they wouldn’t look like Miami.

  • Komet17 | October 27, 2009 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”356749″][quote comment=”356672″]Absolutely. Was started by the Flying Tigers as a corporate venture following the war…and they literally would fly “anywhere”. Chennault may even have been involved, not sure.[/quote]
    IIRC, one of their wartime mottos or sayings or “brags” was that they flew “over the hump“. I doubt if that saying gets repeated by any group today.[/quote]

    Actually, the “China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association” uses that saying all the time. My dad is a member…he was a radioman on cargo planes that flew “over the hump” (the Himalayas) on a regular basis during WWII. Very proud of him.

  • JTH | October 27, 2009 at 5:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”356776″][quote comment=”356774″][quote comment=”356764″][quote comment=”356727″][quote comment=”356722″]Cool U of H helmet evolution pic:

    http://i27.photobuck...

    I never quite understood Hawaii’s recent unis.
    Who thinks of wearing all-black (or a black shirt, for that matter) when they think of Hawaii?
    Okay, maybe Steve McGarrett. But he has hair that doesn’t move in the wind, even standing atop a skyscaper, so he’s weird to start with.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I never got black for Hawaii, either. I’m sure the reason is so they can look so bad ass that opponents shit themselves in fear. Anyway, from that shot, it looks to me like UH has never had a decent helmet (as much as I hate the current ones, the previous one wasn’t great). I would agree with anyone who says their main color should be green – seems pretty logical. Perfect combo for them would probably be green and orange.[/quote]

    Wouldn’t that make them look just like the Miami Hurricanes?[/quote]

    Though they are the most recognized team for those colors, Miami doesn’t have exclusive rights to green and orange.[/quote]
    Yep. Miami’s not even the only college in that state wearing those colors.

  • Gusto44 | October 27, 2009 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”356772″][quote comment=”356753″][quote comment=”356750″][quote comment=”356747″]Teams can apply to the NHL Offices to have white-at-home games during the season. The NHL bases their decision on the visiting teams’ road schedules so that the road teams don’t have to bring two sets of uniforms on the road.

    There is no rule on which games they can apply for, but the most likely answer would be that since it was a one-day road trip for the Wild, the Hawks applied for a white-at-home game at some point in the off-season. The NHL, in their examination of the schedule, would have assign the white-at-home for the Wild game so that the Wild would be able to pack their alternates for only one game.[/quote]

    Just curious: what would be your opinion as to why the home team would ask to wear white-at-home?

    -Marketing?
    -Gamesmanship?
    -Some other motivation?

    TIA.[/quote]

    It could be a number of things, but marketing helps. Both teams are broadcasting to a national audience, so you’d want to see increased sales of Chicago’s white uniforms when they travel to other cities, and Minnesota wants to sell their newest uniform design by the truckload.

    It’s beneficial for both teams in this case.[/quote]

    This Friday, the Columbus Blue Jackets are hosting the Pittsburgh Penguins…the Jackets will be wearing white to allow the Penguins to wear their throwback blues.

    I assume this was a request by Pittsburgh, and the Jackets obliged…though I believe when the Penguins’ throwback blues schedule was posted it mentioned there were two road games they’d appear in this season, but don’t hold me to it.[/quote]

    Good to see hockey back in Ohio, before the Jackets arrived, it was the Cleveland Barons. I wonder what the reaction was in Columbus when the name Blue Jackets was chosen. It just seems like a better choice could have been made. Even the arena football name, Destroyers would have been an improvement. The old WHA Stingers was a quality nickname, too.

  • Komet17 | October 27, 2009 at 5:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”356779″][quote comment=”356749″][quote comment=”356672″]Absolutely. Was started by the Flying Tigers as a corporate venture following the war…and they literally would fly “anywhere”. Chennault may even have been involved, not sure.[/quote]
    IIRC, one of their wartime mottos or sayings or “brags” was that they flew “over the hump“. I doubt if that saying gets repeated by any group today.[/quote]

    Actually, the “China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association” uses that saying all the time. My dad is a member…he was a radioman on cargo planes that flew “over the hump” (the Himalayas) on a regular basis during WWII. Very proud of him.[/quote]

    Here’s the link to the Hump Pilots Association, for those of you interested in some WWII history: http://cbihpa.org/hi...

  • Joey | October 27, 2009 at 5:40 pm |

    Leave it to this site to Obama’s picture on a sports uniform article.

  • Traxel | October 27, 2009 at 5:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”356717″][quote comment=”356711″]Quick thing to say about Ben Traxel’s Broncos concepts: I find it as a rule of thumb for concepts that it’s not a good idea to mix ‘n match logos from different eras on the same uniform. It just seems like it’s trying to be too much to team’s fans. I notice White Sox, Brewers, Astros concepts seem to be big fatalities of this as well.[/quote]

    Baseball has a long history of not so much mixing eras but of having “cap” logos and “crests” (for lack of a better term).
    White Sox have the sock logo on sleeve, Cubs have Cubbie face, Twins have the “twins”, Brewers had state of Wisconsin logo, Mets have “skyline” patch, etc.

    Football, not so much. So football is definitely a little different to see two logos. Not that we NEVER see it…just not often (Saints “state” on pants, for ex.)

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Fair enough to the first comment. I have LOTS of rules I go by myself on my concepts. One of them is to not replicate the helmet logo all over the uniform. I don’t need to see it on the left shoulder, left side of the head, right side of the head, and right shoulder — that many times. I try to do something different. I know lots of people like the old Big D logo. Maybe it wants to be changed, tweeked, altered, updated a little so it is not an exact replica of before. Doesn’t bother me too bad in this instance though. The biggest problem will be the lack of space on the sleeve to put it. *Bing* Imagine what it would look like on the shrink wrapped under sleeves that were mocked up a while back. It would look like a tatoo. If a player got a real tatoo he could be exempt from wearing the underoos! Aww…just a wild ass thought.

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”356783″]Leave it to this site to Obama’s picture on a sports uniform article.[/quote]

    Say what?

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 5:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”356784″][quote comment=”356717″][quote comment=”356711″]Quick thing to say about Ben Traxel’s Broncos concepts: I find it as a rule of thumb for concepts that it’s not a good idea to mix ‘n match logos from different eras on the same uniform. It just seems like it’s trying to be too much to team’s fans. I notice White Sox, Brewers, Astros concepts seem to be big fatalities of this as well.[/quote]

    Baseball has a long history of not so much mixing eras but of having “cap” logos and “crests” (for lack of a better term).
    White Sox have the sock logo on sleeve, Cubs have Cubbie face, Twins have the “twins”, Brewers had state of Wisconsin logo, Mets have “skyline” patch, etc.

    Football, not so much. So football is definitely a little different to see two logos. Not that we NEVER see it…just not often (Saints “state” on pants, for ex.)

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Fair enough to the first comment. I have LOTS of rules I go by myself on my concepts. One of them is to not replicate the helmet logo all over the uniform. I don’t need to see it on the left shoulder, left side of the head, right side of the head, and right shoulder — that many times. I try to do something different. I know lots of people like the old Big D logo. Maybe it wants to be changed, tweeked, altered, updated a little so it is not an exact replica of before. Doesn’t bother me too bad in this instance though. The biggest problem will be the lack of space on the sleeve to put it. *Bing* Imagine what it would look like on the shrink wrapped under sleeves that were mocked up a while back. It would look like a tatoo. If a player got a real tatoo he could be exempt from wearing the underoos! Aww…just a wild ass thought.[/quote]

    Wasn’t criticizing your design, just the opposite. Was simply pointing out how the two-logo thing is seen differently in the two sports. Actually was my way of saying maybe we shouldn’t get so bent out of shape about two different logos on a football uni when we accept it all the time in baseball.

    —Ricko

  • Gusto44 | October 27, 2009 at 6:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”356784″][quote comment=”356717″][quote comment=”356711″]Quick thing to say about Ben Traxel’s Broncos concepts: I find it as a rule of thumb for concepts that it’s not a good idea to mix ‘n match logos from different eras on the same uniform. It just seems like it’s trying to be too much to team’s fans. I notice White Sox, Brewers, Astros concepts seem to be big fatalities of this as well.[/quote]

    Baseball has a long history of not so much mixing eras but of having “cap” logos and “crests” (for lack of a better term).
    White Sox have the sock logo on sleeve, Cubs have Cubbie face, Twins have the “twins”, Brewers had state of Wisconsin logo, Mets have “skyline” patch, etc.

    Football, not so much. So football is definitely a little different to see two logos. Not that we NEVER see it…just not often (Saints “state” on pants, for ex.)

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Fair enough to the first comment. I have LOTS of rules I go by myself on my concepts. One of them is to not replicate the helmet logo all over the uniform. I don’t need to see it on the left shoulder, left side of the head, right side of the head, and right shoulder — that many times. I try to do something different. I know lots of people like the old Big D logo. Maybe it wants to be changed, tweeked, altered, updated a little so it is not an exact replica of before. Doesn’t bother me too bad in this instance though. The biggest problem will be the lack of space on the sleeve to put it. *Bing* Imagine what it would look like on the shrink wrapped under sleeves that were mocked up a while back. It would look like a tatoo. If a player got a real tatoo he could be exempt from wearing the underoos! Aww…just a wild ass thought.[/quote]

    I liked your design adding the big D on the Broncos jerseys, the current uniform has room for that addition, too. The Kansas City Chiefs should add their logo, too. Since they have the numbers on the sleeves, one arrowhead could be placed on each pant leg.

  • anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 6:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”356768″]”Heirs” can be surviving parents, siblings…perhaps creditors, even.
    —Ricko[/quote]

    IIRC my “Laws of Intestate Succession” class, without a will it would go to parents and their heirs-then Grandparents and their heirs, etc.

    The further out you go, the harder it is to determine “a” person or entity that would control something like intellectual property.

    (Something to consider for those “Benchies” character royalty checks. Set up the corporation right now.)

  • Traxel | October 27, 2009 at 6:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”356786″][quote comment=”356784″][quote comment=”356717″][quote comment=”356711″]Quick thing to say about Ben Traxel’s Broncos concepts: I find it as a rule of thumb for concepts that it’s not a good idea to mix ‘n match logos from different eras on the same uniform. It just seems like it’s trying to be too much to team’s fans. I notice White Sox, Brewers, Astros concepts seem to be big fatalities of this as well.[/quote]

    Baseball has a long history of not so much mixing eras but of having “cap” logos and “crests” (for lack of a better term).
    White Sox have the sock logo on sleeve, Cubs have Cubbie face, Twins have the “twins”, Brewers had state of Wisconsin logo, Mets have “skyline” patch, etc.

    Football, not so much. So football is definitely a little different to see two logos. Not that we NEVER see it…just not often (Saints “state” on pants, for ex.)

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Fair enough to the first comment. I have LOTS of rules I go by myself on my concepts. One of them is to not replicate the helmet logo all over the uniform. I don’t need to see it on the left shoulder, left side of the head, right side of the head, and right shoulder — that many times. I try to do something different. I know lots of people like the old Big D logo. Maybe it wants to be changed, tweeked, altered, updated a little so it is not an exact replica of before. Doesn’t bother me too bad in this instance though. The biggest problem will be the lack of space on the sleeve to put it. *Bing* Imagine what it would look like on the shrink wrapped under sleeves that were mocked up a while back. It would look like a tatoo. If a player got a real tatoo he could be exempt from wearing the underoos! Aww…just a wild ass thought.[/quote]

    Wasn’t criticizing your design, just the opposite. Was simply pointing out how the two-logo thing is seen differently in the two sports. Actually was my way of saying maybe we shouldn’t get so bent out of shape about two different logos on a football uni when we accept it all the time in baseball.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    No! I didn’t take it as criticism! Not at all! You are right, various logo patches are common in baseball and not so much in football.

    I don’t seem to mind reviving something that is older but still good. Like Barrel Man! But like the first guy said, he has a rule he goes by. I fully understand that as I have many of my own.

  • anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 6:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”356779″]Actually, the “China-Burma-India Hump Pilots Association” uses that saying all the time. My dad is a member…he was a radioman on cargo planes that flew “over the hump” (the Himalayas) on a regular basis during WWII. Very proud of him.[/quote]
    Ah yes; I should have been a little more precise in what I wrote.

    I should have written that I doubt that any group STARTS TO use that sort of a motto these days. Obviously those who earned it originally can continue to use it with pride.

  • Traxel | October 27, 2009 at 6:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”356787″][quote comment=”356784″][quote comment=”356717″][quote comment=”356711″]Quick thing to say about Ben Traxel’s Broncos concepts: I find it as a rule of thumb for concepts that it’s not a good idea to mix ‘n match logos from different eras on the same uniform. It just seems like it’s trying to be too much to team’s fans. I notice White Sox, Brewers, Astros concepts seem to be big fatalities of this as well.[/quote]

    Baseball has a long history of not so much mixing eras but of having “cap” logos and “crests” (for lack of a better term).
    White Sox have the sock logo on sleeve, Cubs have Cubbie face, Twins have the “twins”, Brewers had state of Wisconsin logo, Mets have “skyline” patch, etc.

    Football, not so much. So football is definitely a little different to see two logos. Not that we NEVER see it…just not often (Saints “state” on pants, for ex.)

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Fair enough to the first comment. I have LOTS of rules I go by myself on my concepts. One of them is to not replicate the helmet logo all over the uniform. I don’t need to see it on the left shoulder, left side of the head, right side of the head, and right shoulder — that many times. I try to do something different. I know lots of people like the old Big D logo. Maybe it wants to be changed, tweeked, altered, updated a little so it is not an exact replica of before. Doesn’t bother me too bad in this instance though. The biggest problem will be the lack of space on the sleeve to put it. *Bing* Imagine what it would look like on the shrink wrapped under sleeves that were mocked up a while back. It would look like a tatoo. If a player got a real tatoo he could be exempt from wearing the underoos! Aww…just a wild ass thought.[/quote]

    I liked your design adding the big D on the Broncos jerseys, the current uniform has room for that addition, too. The Kansas City Chiefs should add their logo, too. Since they have the numbers on the sleeves, one arrowhead could be placed on each pant leg.[/quote]
    Now I could go for the arrowhead on the pant leg, just not replicating itself on the sleeve, 4 times above the armpits! Wait, if it is on the leg, make sure it points to the outside…

  • anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 6:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”356775″]
    Cuz, y’know, Purdue doesn’t exactly look “just like Missouri.”[/quote]
    But if you just close your eyes and breathe, it’s hard to tell the difference though.

    :-)

  • anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 6:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”356773″]Hi, folks. Just back from Yankee Stadium[/quote]Hey, how’s the concrete looking??

    :-)

    That was the place with the Manny or Ortiz jersey buried in the concrete, wasn’t it?? And now we have ramp complaints.

  • anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 6:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”356765″]
    There was an actual person in central New Jersey who died a few years back named Sum Fat Wong.[/quote]I guess all he had to do to find a female friend at the bars would be to pass out business cards.

  • concealed78 | October 27, 2009 at 6:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”356786″][quote comment=”356784″][quote comment=”356717″][quote comment=”356711″]Quick thing to say about Ben Traxel’s Broncos concepts: I find it as a rule of thumb for concepts that it’s not a good idea to mix ‘n match logos from different eras on the same uniform. It just seems like it’s trying to be too much to team’s fans. I notice White Sox, Brewers, Astros concepts seem to be big fatalities of this as well.[/quote]

    Baseball has a long history of not so much mixing eras but of having “cap” logos and “crests” (for lack of a better term).
    White Sox have the sock logo on sleeve, Cubs have Cubbie face, Twins have the “twins”, Brewers had state of Wisconsin logo, Mets have “skyline” patch, etc.

    Football, not so much. So football is definitely a little different to see two logos. Not that we NEVER see it…just not often (Saints “state” on pants, for ex.)

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Fair enough to the first comment. I have LOTS of rules I go by myself on my concepts. One of them is to not replicate the helmet logo all over the uniform. I don’t need to see it on the left shoulder, left side of the head, right side of the head, and right shoulder — that many times. I try to do something different. I know lots of people like the old Big D logo. Maybe it wants to be changed, tweeked, altered, updated a little so it is not an exact replica of before. Doesn’t bother me too bad in this instance though. The biggest problem will be the lack of space on the sleeve to put it. *Bing* Imagine what it would look like on the shrink wrapped under sleeves that were mocked up a while back. It would look like a tatoo. If a player got a real tatoo he could be exempt from wearing the underoos! Aww…just a wild ass thought.[/quote]

    Wasn’t criticizing your design, just the opposite. Was simply pointing out how the two-logo thing is seen differently in the two sports. Actually was my way of saying maybe we shouldn’t get so bent out of shape about two different logos on a football uni when we accept it all the time in baseball.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’d say football (previous 49ers, Falcons, Seahawks, Panthers, Dolphins, Patriots, Saints) & baseball (Dodgers, Indians, Marlins) teams who put the exact identical logo on the sleeves that is the same from the helmet or cap is redundant. I don’t mind if they’re different; in fact they should be. But say slapping the MB-Glove logo on the current Brewers sleeve or Bucco Bruce on the current Buccaneers makes no sense to me IMO.

  • The Hemogoblin | October 27, 2009 at 6:31 pm |

    Slightly-believable rumors floating around the school paper office:

    Oregon’s going to be rocking glow-in-the-dark uniforms on Saturday night.

  • Ray | October 27, 2009 at 6:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”356796″]Slightly-believable rumors floating around the school paper office:

    Oregon’s going to be rocking glow-in-the-dark uniforms on Saturday night.[/quote]

    Imagine watching that on TV. I hear they’re doing a blackout though for USC

  • anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 6:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”356796″]Slightly-believable rumors floating around the school paper office:

    Oregon’s going to be rocking glow-in-the-dark uniforms on Saturday night.[/quote]
    Wait, so #34 isn’t already in a glow-in-the-dark uni in this picture? There’s an option for a worse look??

    http://usc.freedombl...

  • MPowers1634 | October 27, 2009 at 6:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”356762″][quote comment=”356754″]HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://shop.worldofs...

    I want these but they don’t ship to countries without universal healthcare.

    Can someone help find them on the interweb?[/quote]

    http://www.honigs-ca...

    Thank you very much!

  • MPowers1634 | October 27, 2009 at 7:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”356761″][quote comment=”356760″][quote comment=”356756″][quote comment=”356754″]HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://shop.worldofs...

    I want these but they don’t ship to countries without universal healthcare.

    Can someone help find them on the interweb?[/quote]

    Accept universal health care, and your problems are solved, Matt. LOL ;o)

    Someone else must have them out there on the WorldWide, though. Have you asked Sir Robert Marshall if he can get a pair through his delivery service?[/quote]

    Not yet…I was hoping not to trouble him.[/quote]
    So I take it you didn’t see this offer yesterday?[/quote]

    I did not, James…thanks for linking to it.

    Paging Dr. Marshall…I would like two pair!

  • Gusto44 | October 27, 2009 at 7:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”356794″][quote comment=”356765″]
    There was an actual person in central New Jersey who died a few years back named Sum Fat Wong.[/quote]I guess all he had to do to find a female friend at the bars would be to pass out business cards.[/quote]

    The Cleveland Browns had a receiver in the early 1970s named Fair Hooker. It’s true, at least Hooker wasn’t a tight end.

  • Kenny Jacobson | October 27, 2009 at 7:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”356766″][quote comment=”356689″][quote comment=”356679″]Nice double standard you have Lukas. you whine and bitch and cry like a crybaby pussy about the Bobcats new unis having OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pinstripes and then don’t say dick about the fact that the Magic’s throwbacks also have pinstripes.

    But that sort of double standard is typical for the likes of you.[/quote]
    Whether you have a valid point or not, I would doubt that the juvenile way in which you try to make it is going to win you much credibility here.[/quote]

    My comment was juvenile??!! this from a website run by a dude who goes into screaming shrieking hysterics if a teams sports uniform contains even a hint of the color purple and who routinely refers to Nike and every single person who has ever worked for or been associated with Nike as shiteating douchebags.

    But you and everyone else including Ricko are obviously too retarded to understand my comments, so I’ll try to dumb it down.

    Lukas goes into shrieking hysterics over the fact that the Bobcats new unis will have O MY FUCKING GOD NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]
    Well… I guess I should have known: never try to teach a pig to sing…

  • Ray | October 27, 2009 at 7:50 pm |

    Is there any particular reason the Cavs are wearing their road unis at home?

  • LI Phil | October 27, 2009 at 7:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”356796″]Slightly-believable rumors floating around the school paper office:

    Oregon’s going to be rocking glow-in-the-dark uniforms on Saturday night.[/quote]

    why did a vision of this just flash thru my head?

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 8:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”356804″][quote comment=”356796″]Slightly-believable rumors floating around the school paper office:

    Oregon’s going to be rocking glow-in-the-dark uniforms on Saturday night.[/quote]

    why did a vision of this just flash thru my head?[/quote]

    They’re playing in the dark?
    Whoa, gonna be a tough one to watch on TV.

    Pygmy bowling, dueling showshovels, Bavarian glockenspeil drill team and maybe, just maybe, a football game in there somewhere.

    Sigh. When you pile up enough gimmicks it just gets…boring. So it becomes what you sought to avoid in the first place. Ho-hum, another Weiner one-legged race.

    —Ricko

  • anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 8:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”356805″]dueling showshovels[/quote]
    Showshovels?

    Is this what Marv Albert would use while doing yard work and singing Broadway standards?

  • Paul P | October 27, 2009 at 8:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”356803″]Is there any particular reason the Cavs are wearing their road unis at home?[/quote]
    The Celtics are wearing black shoes with their white uniforms tonight; they usually wear white shoes.

  • anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 8:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”356801″]
    The Cleveland Browns had a receiver in the early 1970s named Fair Hooker. [/quote]
    Let’s not even start with NASCAR drivers.

  • =bg= | October 27, 2009 at 8:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”356679″]Nice double standard you have Lukas. you whine and bitch and cry like a crybaby pussy about the Bobcats new unis having OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! pinstripes and then don’t say dick about the fact that the Magic’s throwbacks also have pinstripes.

    But that sort of double standard is typical for the likes of you.[/quote]

    Did your Mommy not give you a hug today or what?

  • =bg= | October 27, 2009 at 8:21 pm |

    sorry, i forgot to add the word “twerp” to my post. There. I said it.

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 8:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”356807″][quote comment=”356803″]Is there any particular reason the Cavs are wearing their road unis at home?[/quote]
    The Celtics are wearing black shoes with their white uniforms tonight; they usually wear white shoes.[/quote]

    Recently, yes. Historically, no.
    Kinda liked when Celts stuck to black (and later kelly green) long afer everyone had gone to white. Of course, mostly those were black Converse All-Stars (I think).

    But, hey, things change.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 8:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”356806″][quote comment=”356805″]dueling showshovels[/quote]
    Showshovels?

    Is this what Marv Albert would use while doing yard work and singing Broadway standards?[/quote]

    Whatever. LOL. As long as it provides real entertainment that would never interpreted as “mindless filler” during stoppage of play.

    —Ricko

  • Chris | October 27, 2009 at 8:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”356811″][quote comment=”356807″][quote comment=”356803″]Is there any particular reason the Cavs are wearing their road unis at home?[/quote]
    The Celtics are wearing black shoes with their white uniforms tonight; they usually wear white shoes.[/quote]

    Recently, yes. Historically, no.
    Kinda liked when Celts stuck to black (and later kelly green) long afer everyone had gone to white. Of course, mostly those were black Converse All-Stars (I think).

    But, hey, things change.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko[/quote]
    The Celtics wear primarily white sneakers at home, paired with the white uniforms and they wear primarily black sneakers on the road, paired with the green uniforms. Given the fact that it’s a road game is probably why they have the mix.

  • b-t-p-h | October 27, 2009 at 8:42 pm |

    Some other cool socks… http://imgs.inkfrog....
    Early 70s Boyle Junior High
    http://imgs.inkfrog....

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 9:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”356813″][quote comment=”356811″][quote comment=”356807″][quote comment=”356803″]Is there any particular reason the Cavs are wearing their road unis at home?[/quote]
    The Celtics are wearing black shoes with their white uniforms tonight; they usually wear white shoes.[/quote]

    Recently, yes. Historically, no.
    Kinda liked when Celts stuck to black (and later kelly green) long afer everyone had gone to white. Of course, mostly those were black Converse All-Stars (I think).

    But, hey, things change.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko[/quote]
    The Celtics wear primarily white sneakers at home, paired with the white uniforms and they wear primarily black sneakers on the road, paired with the green uniforms. Given the fact that it’s a road game is probably why they have the mix.[/quote]

    Yes, they certainly do. Was just pointing out for those who don’t know it, white shoes for the Celtics is, relatively speaking, a recent developent. John Havlicek, Bill Russell, Robert Parrish, Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Sam Jones, K.C. Jones, Dave Cowens, Bob Cousy—all of ’em and their teammates in Boston—never wore white shoes as Celtics. Home or road.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | October 27, 2009 at 9:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”356815″][quote comment=”356813″][quote comment=”356811″][quote comment=”356807″][quote comment=”356803″]Is there any particular reason the Cavs are wearing their road unis at home?[/quote]
    The Celtics are wearing black shoes with their white uniforms tonight; they usually wear white shoes.[/quote]

    Recently, yes. Historically, no.
    Kinda liked when Celts stuck to black (and later kelly green) long afer everyone had gone to white. Of course, mostly those were black Converse All-Stars (I think).

    But, hey, things change.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko[/quote]
    The Celtics wear primarily white sneakers at home, paired with the white uniforms and they wear primarily black sneakers on the road, paired with the green uniforms. Given the fact that it’s a road game is probably why they have the mix.[/quote]

    Yes, they certainly do. Was just pointing out for those who don’t know it, white shoes for the Celtics is, relatively speaking, a recent developent. John Havlicek, Bill Russell, Robert Parrish, Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Sam Jones, K.C. Jones, Dave Cowens, Bob Cousy—all of ’em and their teammates in Boston—never wore white shoes as Celtics. Home or road.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    indeed…green sneakers forever

    larry bird did, however, wear white sneakers

    man, that was a cool jersey

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 9:18 pm |

    VERTICALLY STRIPED SOCKS….

    I mentioned Bloomington Lincoln H.S. (kelly & white) here in Minnesota wearing vertically striped socks from ’62-’64 (or somewhere in those years). Figured I’d better post the photos.
    At home…
    http://farm3.static....
    On the road (with a bit of black added to the shoulder loop panel)…
    http://farm3.static....
    Look a little different with white pants, don’t they.

    —Ricko

  • Gusto44 | October 27, 2009 at 9:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”356808″][quote comment=”356801″]
    The Cleveland Browns had a receiver in the early 1970s named Fair Hooker. [/quote]
    Let’s not even start with NASCAR drivers.[/quote]

    Like Dick Trickle?

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 9:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”356818″][quote comment=”356808″][quote comment=”356801″]
    The Cleveland Browns had a receiver in the early 1970s named Fair Hooker. [/quote]
    Let’s not even start with NASCAR drivers.[/quote]

    Like Dick Trickle?[/quote]

    Georgia(?) had an offensive lineman in late 50s or early 60s named Happy Dix.

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 9:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”356817″]VERTICALLY STRIPED SOCKS….

    I mentioned Bloomington Lincoln H.S. (kelly & white) here in Minnesota wearing vertically striped socks from ’62-’64 (or somewhere in those years). Figured I’d better post the photos.
    At home…
    http://farm3.static....
    On the road (with a bit of black added to the shoulder loop panel)…
    http://farm3.static....
    Look a little different with white pants, don’t they.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Okay, let’s play “ID the colors from b&w photos”.
    Lincoln’s in kelly and white. What colors are the opposing teams wearing in the photos?
    I will tell you one is Wayzata. The other Hopkins.

    (Welcome to uniwatching, 50’s-60’s style)

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | October 27, 2009 at 9:30 pm |

    check out the kicks on russell…and stilt in chuck hitops…

    classic photo

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 9:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”356821″]check out the kicks on russell…and stilt in chuck hitops…

    classic photo[/quote]

    Very early Pro Keds on Russell?

    Oh, Powwwwwwwers! Mr. Powwwwwwers…
    You still awake grading papers?
    Or something?

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | October 27, 2009 at 9:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”356822″][quote comment=”356821″]check out the kicks on russell…and stilt in chuck hitops…

    classic photo[/quote]

    Very early Pro Keds on Russell?

    Oh, Powwwwwwwers! Mr. Powwwwwwers…
    You still awake grading papers?
    Or something?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    And dontcha love the striped stirrups under crews on Hal Greer (#15) ? Them is, plain and simple, baseball stirrups, gang.

    —Rickco

  • LI Phil | October 27, 2009 at 9:39 pm |

    [quote]Okay, let’s play “ID the colors from b&w photos”.
    Lincoln’s in kelly and white. What colors are the opposing teams wearing in the photos?
    I will tell you one is Wayzata. The other Hopkins.

    (Welcome to uniwatching, 50’s-60’s style)[/quote]

    i’ll play:

    wayzata: gold and royal?

    hopkins: royal and white?

  • LI Phil | October 27, 2009 at 9:41 pm |

    [quote]Very early Pro Keds on Russell?[/quote]

    that would have been my guess

  • leon | October 27, 2009 at 9:46 pm |

    Didn’t Hal Greer shoot free throws as jump shots?

  • leon | October 27, 2009 at 9:48 pm |

    Isn’t the aboriginal guy in the photo wearing Pro-Keds? (I mean the photo at the beginning of the blog).

  • LI Phil | October 27, 2009 at 9:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”356827″]Isn’t the aboriginal guy in the photo wearing Pro-Keds? (I mean the photo at the beginning of the blog).[/quote]

    good thing you qualified that…thought for a second you meant russell

  • anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 9:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”356827″]Isn’t the aboriginal guy in the photo wearing Pro-Keds? (I mean the photo at the beginning of the blog).[/quote]
    PF Flyers, to run faster and jump higher?

  • anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 9:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”356818″]Like Dick Trickle?[/quote]
    I knew if I just threw up the alley, I could depend on someone to come flying down the lane for the oop.

    :-)

  • anotherguy | October 27, 2009 at 9:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”356812″]Whatever. LOL. As long as it provides real entertainment that would never interpreted as “mindless filler” during stoppage of play.[/quote]
    Rimming, rimming… YES!

  • LI Phil | October 27, 2009 at 10:12 pm |

    [quote]Rimming, rimming… YES![/quote]

    your mantra?

  • JimV19 | October 27, 2009 at 10:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”356742″][quote comment=”356740″]
    Okay, maybe Steve McGarrett. But he has hair that doesn’t move in the wind, even standing atop a skyscaper, so he’s weird to start with.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Jack Lord is quite possibly the only actor who made his fortune after he left the silver and/or little screen.[/quote]

    And he’s still being seen in the longest, continually screened film in American motion picture history. “Williamsburg: the Story of a Patriot” has been shown daily at Colonial Williamsburg since 1957.
    http://www.history.o...

  • JimV19 | October 27, 2009 at 10:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”356823″][quote comment=”356822″][quote comment=”356821″]check out the kicks on russell…and stilt in chuck hitops…

    classic photo[/quote]

    Very early Pro Keds on Russell?

    Oh, Powwwwwwwers! Mr. Powwwwwwers…
    You still awake grading papers?
    Or something?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    And dontcha love the striped stirrups under crews on Hal Greer (#15) ? Them is, plain and simple, baseball stirrups, gang.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Stirrups, huh? Hmm, throw in some pinstripes and they coulda had somethin’ there…

  • mike 2 | October 27, 2009 at 11:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”356830″][quote comment=”356818″]Like Dick Trickle?[/quote]
    I knew if I just threw up the alley, I could depend on someone to come flying down the lane for the oop.

    :-)[/quote]

    Ron Tugnutt

    (I don’t have anything else to add).

  • MPowers1634 | October 28, 2009 at 12:54 am |

    [quote comment=”356822″][quote comment=”356821″]check out the kicks on russell…and stilt in chuck hitops…

    classic photo[/quote]

    Very early Pro Keds on Russell?

    Oh, Powwwwwwwers! Mr. Powwwwwwers…
    You still awake grading papers?
    Or something?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Pro Keds they is…Now get off my lawn.

  • Joe | October 28, 2009 at 1:09 am |

    I was at the Cavs game tonight and have a few uni notes (no pics, sorry):

    1. The Cavs wore their standard (wine) road unis, so the Celtics were in white.

    2. More interestingly, the dancers’ uniforms had the Mark Price-era ball in hoop logo on the chest, but in the Cavs’ third jersey color scheme. They were blue, with the wordmark in gold with a wine outline. Think they’ll sell that jersey along with the wine and gold palette throwback?

  • Joe | October 28, 2009 at 1:19 am |

    [quote comment=”356819″][quote comment=”356818″][quote comment=”356808″][quote comment=”356801″]
    The Cleveland Browns had a receiver in the early 1970s named Fair Hooker. [/quote]
    Let’s not even start with NASCAR drivers.[/quote]

    Like Dick Trickle?[/quote]

    Georgia(?) had an offensive lineman in late 50s or early 60s named Happy Dix.[/quote]
    Do we need to mention Johnny Dingle, lately of West Virginia? They had another starting D-lineman at the same time named Berry, just to make it better.

  • Doug | October 28, 2009 at 1:37 am |

    [quote comment=”356694″][quote comment=”356674″]
    I’ve got to take issue with something you wrote:

    To give you some idea about the readership (or, at least, what the makers of the survey expected of the readers), the survey featured just a list of the team names with buttons for 0 through 5 next to them; nowhere were there photos or diagrams or descriptions of what the respective uniforms looked like. Presumably the idea was that anyone who’d choose to participate would simply know (or, I suppose, be willing to do the research on his own).

    That’s not true. We provided links to reference photographs and template drawings for all 32 teams, broken out by division. Here’s the one for the AFC East.

    The third-party survey hosting site wouldn’t let us link to them or put them directly in the survey, but they were in that day’s post.[/quote]

    James,
    A thousand apologies about that. By no means did I mean to denigrate your hard work. I admit it was poorly phrased.

    I have revised the post to better capture my point, that being that the survey itself did not have graphics immediately next to team names BUT that dutiful UniWatch readers wouldn’t need that. (I have also clarified that there were links to the material you had provided–even though, personally, I did not require it.)

    I have excised the “very rudimentary” modifier from the line introducing the survey, as I see how that comes across not as what I intended (which, I think, I meant more to connote that it wasn’t flowery, that it was very no-nonsense–which is entirely apropos).

    Thanks to you and everybody else who visited for taking the time to read my ramblings. I do hope the bigger point (my delight in realizing that I was not alone in thinking the Bills unis are hideous) was not entirely lost due to a minor inaccuracy and a poor adjective choice. Ah, but for a site that caters to dwelling on the little details, I suppose I should have expected that would get noticed.

    UniWatch does keep one on one’s toes.

    p.s. Am I allowed to leave a comment on a website without calling someone a “douchebag”? I’m kind of out of the loop on contemporary mores about that sort of thing?

  • Doug | October 28, 2009 at 1:48 am |

    [quote comment=\”356703\”][quote comment=\”356700\”]
    i appreciate your shout out on your little blog, but i\’d also appreciate it if you\’d correct that misstatement[/quote]

    Wouldn\’t that be like President Obama asking the Taliban to hand over Osama Bin Laden with a \”pretty please\”? Never gonna happen.

    I doubt your \”request\” will even get acknowledged, Phil, despite the valid point you make. After all, being right doesn\’t mean you\’re right in my eyes. ;o)[/quote]

    Teebz,
    O ye of little faith. I do hope that I have modified the post allows you to realize that not everyone on the internet is trying to throw around insults and make enemies.

    Most people, sure, but not everybody.

  • CK | October 28, 2009 at 9:04 am |

    [quote comment=”356824″][quote]Okay, let’s play “ID the colors from b&w photos”.
    Lincoln’s in kelly and white. What colors are the opposing teams wearing in the photos?
    I will tell you one is Wayzata. The other Hopkins.

    (Welcome to uniwatching, 50’s-60’s style)[/quote]

    i’ll play:

    wayzata: gold and royal?

    hopkins: royal and white?[/quote]

    Hopkins originally wore purple and gold, back before it was split into two schools in the 70s. When Hopkins wen tback to one high school in 1982, they chose silver and blue for the new colors.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | October 28, 2009 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”356739″][quote comment=”356728″][quote comment=”356662″]Thanks for the Nat Geo pics. I guess Astrodome groundskeepers checked their dignity at the door.[/quote]
    Really….? Astronauts = cool. Floosies with brooms = not cool![/quote]

    Good point Susan but there is always this equation:

    Astronauts = Lisa Nowak

    Cool people with brooms = Chief Bromden[/quote]
    Lisa Nowak is ONE out of 500 space travellers….

  • Greg A. | October 28, 2009 at 3:46 pm |

    The Cadets uni from ebay is from Frederick (Maryland) High School in downtown Frederick, MD. Was just on the job in there yesterday fixing a printer. I went to rival Thomas Johnson HS, though…

  • -Monty- | October 28, 2009 at 4:33 pm |

    re: Pushball

    We played that game in elementary school gym class with more or less those rules, but we called it “cage ball”. This was in Westborough, MA in the late 1960’s. (We also did calisthenics to “Go You Chicken Fat Go” records, but that’s another story entirely. Good ol’ Mrs. Cavanaugh…)

    -Monty-

  • Mark W. | October 30, 2009 at 1:56 am |

    WHOA! AMAZING Broncos uni mock-ups.
    I’m a HUGE Denver sports fan and those have everything I love about our unis through the years.
    Only correction I would make: Put the “D” on the helmet and the new logo on the sleeves. The D needs to be on the helmet… period. And the new logo would look pretty amazing on the sleeves.
    WOW though.