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Be Afraid … Be Very Afraid … of Salad

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Did you know there’s a clinical condition characterized by a fear of vegetables? It’s true! It’s called lachanophobia, which would make a great name for my blog if I hadn’t already chosen “Uni Watch.”

All of which makes a good introduction to today’s very protein-centric content, which stretches across several platforms. Think of it as a three course meal: The appetizer is a piece written by reader Aaron Rich, about a ballpark food ritual called “eating for the cyle.” And the dessert is a new ESPN column about team-themed tailgating.

As for the main course, it’s time to check out the photos from last Sunday’s Brooklyn Beefsteak, which was pretty damn epic. Look at all those lachanophobiacs! Sorry, I’m like a kid with a new toy now that I’ve discovered that word. I’ll try not to overdo it.

Anyway: The organizers bought half a steer, so there were many different cuts being served: mini-burgers, ribeye, short ribs, hanger steak, you name it. The meat was cooked on the sidewalk right in front of the venue and then sliced, plattered, and served, all in a rather frantic fashion.

I gave a short presentation on beefsteak history also had a small onstage role with the mighty Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die Company, holding up a few signs to cue the audience during their stirring rendition of “The Song of the Beefsteak” (written especially for the occasion, don’tcha know).

I wasn’t the only one wearing a Meats tee, by the way — Uni Watch reader Terence Kearns had one too (and lived up to it). But my favorite outfit was the one worn by this guy. What uniform is that? America West baggage handler, as it turns out.

Women were barred from beefsteak participation back in the day. But the fairer sex was well represented at the Brooklyn event, thanks to attendees like Kirsten, Baroness Karen McBurnie, Aaron Rich’s pal Shawna, and, especially, this chick. Never did get her name, but she definitely took the award for best apron.

I could go on, but you get the idea. If you want to see more, check out my photos or, better yet, this guy’s photos, which are the best ones I’ve seen so far.

(Big thanks to Kirsten for several of the pics, plus the salad monster illo, plus-plus the lachanophobia story, and apologies to Scott Turner and all other vegetarians.)

In non-meat news: Tim Brulia’s “White at Home in the NFL” page has been updated to reflect the first half of this season.

Because, y’know, why not?: In our continuing quest to take up as much useless internet bandwidth as possible, this site now has its own Facebook page, which you can sign up as a “fan” (or, more likely, be blocked from access because you’re at work). Meanwhile, you can also sign up for the Uni Watch Twitter feed, whoop-whoop! Watch for more exciting — okay, pointless — things to sign up for soon!

holiday_card-1.jpg’Tis the Season: Got any cool sports-related gift ideas? Know of any companies producing interesting uni-ish products? If so, speak up, because I’m about to start working on my annual holiday gift guide column for ESPN and am very open to suggestions.

Oh, and if anyone remembers the details on that company with the expensive hand-made footballs that I linked to a week or two ago, please fill me in, because I can’t remember the name of the company and can’t find the link. Thanks.

Uni Watch News Ticker: The Green Bay Gamblers (USHL) are conducting a create-a-jersey contest for kids. No word on whether this is devaluing the market rate for child designers. Details in this PDF download (with thanks to Philip Caldwell). … Hey, look what’s being auctioned off! … But that’s nothing compared to this. … Mea culpa for not having mentioned the Habs’ recent 1910-11 throwbacks, which looked my-t-fine on Tuesday night. … Here’s a modest proposal: Let’s get rid of football helmets altogether (with thanks to Jim Vilk). … Went thrifting over the weekend and picked up this varsity jacket. Love the two-tone pocket, the leather UCLA stripes, and the rear lettering. … While I was grabbing that jacket, Kirsten got this awesome ice skating scarf. Great illos, as you can see more clearly in this larger photo. … Fucking amazing electric football video here (with thanks to Chris Markham). … Again with the No. 55 riflery jersey. I’m now getting seriously spooked by this. … Buffalo WR Brett Hamlin has “BAWB” on his neck bumper. “According to a post on his Facebook page, it stands for ‘bad ass white boy,'” reports Dennis Abrams. … Check out this gumball helmet set. Never seen that goalpost display system before (with thanks to Brinke Guthrie). … Cool painting showing Reds uniforms through the years — download it here, and read more about it here (with thanks to Steven Wyder and Ryan Connelly). … There’s still time for you to vote in Phil’s “Worst Uni Ever” poll, which was the top link yesterday on SI.com’s “Hot Clicks” …See, this is why I live in NYC. Where else could you see Orly Taitz picketing Fox News? Try finding entertainment like that in Peoria, you rubes!

 

147 comments to Be Afraid … Be Very Afraid … of Salad

  • The Jeff | November 12, 2009 at 9:00 am |

    I should have done this yesterday, but I didn’t quite have time.

    While discussing the Bucs design, someone mentioned putting a sword in the skull’s mouth to make it sort of a “zombie Bucco Bruce”. Well, here ya go.

    http://img443.images...

    I don’t have much to say about today except that I’m now kinda hungry and the pizza place doesn’t accept orders for another 2 hours, so I’m sad.

  • Shaun | November 12, 2009 at 9:05 am |

    Paul-

    1. at 9AM that veggie alien scares the shit outa me

    2. why would you post pics of the most amazing foodstuffs ever when i wont be able to eat anything other than a boring ol sandwich til 7?

    but really awesome post today! good incorporation of uniforms too haha

  • Bryan | November 12, 2009 at 9:05 am |

    Since I am at work and can not access facebook, it looks like when you search there are two facebook groups..Uni Watch and Uni Watch Blog…which one is the official one?

  • LI Phil | November 12, 2009 at 9:09 am |

    this was posted late last night, so many of you prolly didn’t see it, but ricko did a great mockup of the twins roads without pins, which is rumored (emphasis on rumored) to be a possible new uni

    just wanted to put this out there

  • peter | November 12, 2009 at 9:09 am |

    Paul: What do you think of the latest Rob Ullman?

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

  • Bryan | November 12, 2009 at 9:11 am |

    [quote comment=”359995″]Paul: What do you think of the latest Rob Ullman?

    http://4.bp.blogspot...
    How you doin’

  • Jon S. | November 12, 2009 at 9:12 am |

    Susquehanna Industrial Tool & Die = SIT & Die.

  • Momofuku | November 12, 2009 at 9:15 am |

    Hey Paul – winter is fast approaching – might be time for a new
    jacket.

  • Steve | November 12, 2009 at 9:16 am |

    The Facebook link isn’t working.

  • John Ekdahl | November 12, 2009 at 9:17 am |

    [quote comment=”359992″]Since I am at work and can not access facebook, it looks like when you search there are two facebook groups..Uni Watch and Uni Watch Blog…which one is the official one?[/quote]
    One is for “Uni Watch”, which has been Paul’s ongoing project since ’99 (Slate, ESPN, etc.) This is more of an informational page.

    The other is specifically for this blog and it will pull in each post from here.

    Feel free to join both.

  • Bryan | November 12, 2009 at 9:18 am |

    [quote comment=”360000″][quote comment=”359992″]Since I am at work and can not access facebook, it looks like when you search there are two facebook groups..Uni Watch and Uni Watch Blog…which one is the official one?[/quote]
    One is for “Uni Watch”, which has been Paul’s ongoing project since ’99 (Slate, ESPN, etc.) This is more of an informational page.

    The other is specifically for this blog and it will pull in each post from here.

    Feel free to join both.[/quote]
    Thanks John. Been a long-time follower of Uni-Watch, so joined both. Thank you and ditch the black!

  • jdreyfuss | November 12, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    [quote comment=”359990″]I should have done this yesterday, but I didn’t quite have time.

    While discussing the Bucs design, someone mentioned putting a sword in the skull’s mouth to make it sort of a “zombie Bucco Bruce”. Well, here ya go.

    http://img443.images...

    I don’t have much to say about today except that I’m now kinda hungry and the pizza place doesn’t accept orders for another 2 hours, so I’m sad.[/quote]
    I like that design, but what if it was the big Jolly Roger that the helmet had, but instead of crossed swords, crossed bones and a sword in the skull’s mouth?

  • Colin | November 12, 2009 at 9:26 am |

    My college roommates and I did something like “eating for the cycle”. In the 999 Club, a person has to eat 9 hotdogs and drink 9 16 oz. beers in 9 innings. I think we got the idea from a story Kenny Mayne did one time. You pray for long innings or it’s practically impossible.

  • TC Lofton | November 12, 2009 at 9:29 am |

    I had this idea for when Uniwatch finally made it to facebook…

    As a big plug for the site, how cool would it be if all of us members changed our profile pic for a week to our UniWatch membership cards?

    Or maybe that’s not as cool as I thought, in which case I’ll sit down…

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    From early this a.m. re: Pinless Twins road I posted last night…

    RS Rogers said:

    Ricko said:

    New stadium not a reason for new unis, unless you suck and are trying to usher in a new era. Twins have won division five times in last eight years, and came close to making it six.

    So maybe just remove the road pins and now screw around with anything else? Please?
    http://farm3.static….

    —Ricko

    Sorry, man, but that’s just wrong. The Twins have one of the few instantly recognizable looks in baseball: Pinstripes, red script, navy cap. (Setting aside the crapfest of alts the team wears.) As long as the Twins keep that basic formula — pinstripes, red script, blue cap — they’ll be fine.

    Ditching the road pinstripes deviates from that formula, so that would be a mistake on its face. It’s like saying, “Hey, Yankees, drop the home pinstripes!” Bad move. Plus, the Twins first wore road pins at the same time that the Yankees first wore home pins. It’s irrational to oppose the one but favor the other, especially since road pins, by darkening the uniform, actually make road uniforms fulfill their actual function of differentiating teams better than unstriped road grays.

    Also a bad move: the more-than-rumored red-billed road cap. It not only breaks the Twins core visual identity, it closely resembles the distinctive blue crown, red bill caps worn by the division rival Cleveland Indians.

    If the Twins drop the road pins and wear the Cleveland caps, it would be exactly analogous to the Yankees dropping the home pinstripes and making their cap logo red with a white outline. If a Yanks fan wanted to root for a team that looked like that, he’d move to Boston. Likewise with the Twins: If I want to root for a team that looks like that, I’d already be an Indians fan.

    Ricko replied…

    I agree with you. I like the road pins, largely because the Twins reintroduced road pins, and several other imitated it.

    I only took them off to placate some who hate them, and to see what it might look like. And you’re right, while it turned out to be an elegant look, it’s also WAY too homogenized. Ditto for the red bill road cap.

    I dont’ want them to change a damn thing…but I’m afraid they’re going to.

    Well, actually, they could wear the blue alts less often. That would be okay with me.

    —Ricko

  • John Ekdahl | November 12, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”359999″]The Facebook link isn’t working.[/quote]
    Fixed.

  • The Jeff | November 12, 2009 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”360002″][quote comment=”359990″]I should have done this yesterday, but I didn’t quite have time.

    While discussing the Bucs design, someone mentioned putting a sword in the skull’s mouth to make it sort of a “zombie Bucco Bruce”. Well, here ya go.

    http://img443.images...

    I don’t have much to say about today except that I’m now kinda hungry and the pizza place doesn’t accept orders for another 2 hours, so I’m sad.[/quote]
    I like that design, but what if it was the big Jolly Roger that the helmet had, but instead of crossed swords, crossed bones and a sword in the skull’s mouth?[/quote]

    I’m not sure if I can redraw the skull he used properly. I’ve been messing with doing that with the Buc’s current skull, and it’s really not looking very good. The sword ends up on top of the bone and it just doesn’t really seem to work for me. I think you could do one or the other, but both sword and bones seems like it’s just too much.

    I’ll keep mucking around with it a little, but if I can’t get it to a point that I like, I’m not going to post it.

  • JTH | November 12, 2009 at 10:03 am |

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Plus, the Twins first wore road pins at the same time that the Yankees first wore home pins.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Um, what? The Yankees started wearing home pins in 1987?

  • Richard Craig | November 12, 2009 at 10:05 am |

    Ray Ratto wrote a piece this morning on the Sharks’ uniform numbers:

    http://www.sfgate.co...

    He’s making the argument that too many Sharks players have the kinds of numbers that used to be given to scrub baseball players in Spring Training (60s, 70s, etc.). But thanks to Gretzky and Lemieux, does that matter in hockey anymore?

  • JSS | November 12, 2009 at 10:08 am |
  • LI Phil | November 12, 2009 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”360013″]~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Plus, the Twins first wore road pins at the same time that the Yankees first wore home pins.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Um, what? The Yankees started wearing home pins in 1987?[/quote]

    yeah…that confused the hell out of me too…perhaps when scott reads that he’ll clarify

  • Paul Lukas | November 12, 2009 at 10:26 am |

    The full Dock Ellis animation is now available. I’ll embed it in tomorrow’s post, but those of you who follow the comments can see it now:
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Inthewater | November 12, 2009 at 10:35 am |

    The brunette lady in the middle of this picture looks like she just saw Satan himself walk into the beefsteak, or she is trying to kill the photographer, ala “Scanners”.

    http://farm3.static....

    http://drunkenzombie...

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”360017″][quote comment=”360013″]~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Plus, the Twins first wore road pins at the same time that the Yankees first wore home pins.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Um, what? The Yankees started wearing home pins in 1987?[/quote]

    yeah…that confused the hell out of me too…perhaps when scott reads that he’ll clarify[/quote]

    Think maybe he meant “Senators/Twins” who—according to Dressed to the Nines—were wearing road pins before the Yankees wore them at home (DTTN says Yankees went to pins the following season…
    http://exhibits.base...

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 10:38 am |

    Sorry, two years later. Senators in pins home and road 1912.
    Yankees adopt pins at home in 1914.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 10:40 am |

    LOL…one more time (get messed up when more than one year on screen at same time…used to referencing the book).

    Both in pins in 1912.

    —Ricko

  • Wes | November 12, 2009 at 10:41 am |

    Good thing the Habs weren’t playing the Wild on Tuesday. Might have been a little confusing if a Wild player momentarily forgot he was on the road.

  • chance michaels | November 12, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”360014″]Ray Ratto wrote a piece this morning on the Sharks’ uniform numbers:

    http://www.sfgate.co...

    He’s making the argument that too many Sharks players have the kinds of numbers that used to be given to scrub baseball players in Spring Training (60s, 70s, etc.). But thanks to Gretzky and Lemieux, does that matter in hockey anymore?[/quote]
    Jim Bouton, in his book Ball Four, describes being issued #56 by the Yankees in Spring Training, who didn’t expect him to make the team. After he did, they offered to issue him a lower, more appropriate jersey number. He turned down the offer, and wore #56 as a badge of honor (and challenge) for the rest of his career.

  • RS Rogers | November 12, 2009 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”360021″]Sorry, two years later. Senators in pins home and road 1912.
    Yankees adopt pins at home in 1914.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Exactly what I meant. Obviously there are big differences — the Yankees have worn home pinstripes almost continuously since WWI, whereas the Senators/Twins use of road pinstripes came and went in early years and then was not revived until 1987, but the historical precedent is there. And the span of 1987-present covers 23 seasons, which is a very long run for a baseball uniform these days.

    That’s significant continuity of identity, with historical antecedents just as old as the Yankees, so the issue of the Yanks pins at home and the Twins pins on the road really is a goose/gander situation.

  • JTH | November 12, 2009 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”360025″][quote comment=”360021″]Sorry, two years later. Senators in pins home and road 1912.
    Yankees adopt pins at home in 1914.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Exactly what I meant. Obviously there are big differences — the Yankees have worn home pinstripes almost continuously since WWI, whereas the Senators/Twins use of road pinstripes came and went in early years and then was not revived until 1987, but the historical precedent is there. And the span of 1987-present covers 23 seasons, which is a very long run for a baseball uniform these days.

    That’s significant continuity of identity, with historical antecedents just as old as the Yankees, so the issue of the Yanks pins at home and the Twins pins on the road really is a goose/gander situation.[/quote]
    OK, I’ll give you the 23-year run in road pins. Add the fact that they won the World Series the same year that they introduced them and then another one a few years later as enough of a reason to stick with them.

    Bringing the 1912 Senators into the discussion is a bit of a stretch, though. That’s like arguing for the Orioles to go to a brown and orange color scheme to tap into some kind of St. Louis continuity.

  • Jordan Sogn | November 12, 2009 at 10:59 am |

    Paul, I just sent you some close ups of the combat unis Oklahoma is going to wear against TT. I didn’t have the website they pulled it from so I had to put it in a Word Doc…apologies in advance.

  • EddieAtari | November 12, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    Not quite uni related, but Arianna Huffington announced the launch of the HuffPost Sports section…

  • DenverGregg | November 12, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    Love the beefsteak stuff.

    When I worked in a cubicle, I had a sign at my desk saying “If you are what you eat, would you rather be a mammal or a cabbage?”

    The better half and I are planning an NYC trip. Anyone here know anything first hand about this Brooklyn joint?

    Thanks

  • EddieAtari | November 12, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”360028″]Not quite uni related, but Arianna Huffington announced the launch of the HuffPost Sports section…[/quote]

    How long do you think it will take before they put out their “Worst Uniforms Ever” post?

  • LI Phil | November 12, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”360025″][quote comment=”360021″]Sorry, two years later. Senators in pins home and road 1912.
    Yankees adopt pins at home in 1914.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Exactly what I meant. Obviously there are big differences — the Yankees have worn home pinstripes almost continuously since WWI, whereas the Senators/Twins use of road pinstripes came and went in early years and then was not revived until 1987, but the historical precedent is there. And the span of 1987-present covers 23 seasons, which is a very long run for a baseball uniform these days.

    That’s significant continuity of identity, with historical antecedents just as old as the Yankees, so the issue of the Yanks pins at home and the Twins pins on the road really is a goose/gander situation.[/quote]

    thanks for the clarification scott

    like james said, the 23 year run (and two world series titles) is plenty enough reason to keep with them; my confusion stemmed from what i thought was the comparison of the iconic status the yankees have achieved due to their 80 plus year run wearing them on the homes and the rather specious claim that the twins (who only moved to minnesota in 1961, and didn’t adopt the road pins until 1987) use of them were comparable

    but now i get it ™

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”360025″][quote comment=”360021″]Sorry, two years later. Senators in pins home and road 1912.
    Yankees adopt pins at home in 1914.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Exactly what I meant. Obviously there are big differences — the Yankees have worn home pinstripes almost continuously since WWI, whereas the Senators/Twins use of road pinstripes came and went in early years and then was not revived until 1987, but the historical precedent is there. And the span of 1987-present covers 23 seasons, which is a very long run for a baseball uniform these days.

    That’s significant continuity of identity, with historical antecedents just as old as the Yankees, so the issue of the Yanks pins at home and the Twins pins on the road really is a goose/gander situation.[/quote]

    Plus, the Twins don’t suck. Among the most successful—if not THE most successful—small market team, year in, year out, over the past decade.

    I’ve said this before (and NOT saying this a fan), but the Twins hang in there and provide great September entertainment most years.

    Baseball fans in Baltimore and Pittsburgh and Cincinnati and Kansas City and Texas and Houston and Oakland and Seattle and Arizona and San Diego… (get my point?) can’t say that about their clubs.

    Or Mets fans. But that’s large market, so not part of the discussion here (Oooo… a jibe, perhaps).

    —Ricko

  • Paul Lukas | November 12, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”360029″]The better half and I are planning an NYC trip. Anyone here know anything first hand about this Brooklyn joint?

    Thanks[/quote]

    Haven’t been yet, but it got a positive notice in yesterday’s NY Times:
    http://www.nytimes.c...

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”360026″][quote comment=”360025″][quote comment=”360021″]Sorry, two years later. Senators in pins home and road 1912.
    Yankees adopt pins at home in 1914.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Exactly what I meant. Obviously there are big differences — the Yankees have worn home pinstripes almost continuously since WWI, whereas the Senators/Twins use of road pinstripes came and went in early years and then was not revived until 1987, but the historical precedent is there. And the span of 1987-present covers 23 seasons, which is a very long run for a baseball uniform these days.

    That’s significant continuity of identity, with historical antecedents just as old as the Yankees, so the issue of the Yanks pins at home and the Twins pins on the road really is a goose/gander situation.[/quote]
    OK, I’ll give you the 23-year run in road pins. Add the fact that they won the World Series the same year that they introduced them and then another one a few years later as enough of a reason to stick with them.

    Bringing the 1912 Senators into the discussion is a bit of a stretch, though. That’s like arguing for the Orioles to go to a brown and orange color scheme to tap into some kind of St. Louis continuity.[/quote]

    More to the point, I think, is that in 1987 the Twins re-introduced the vintage-look Road pins as a regular uniform to MLB for the first time (by anyone) in, what, 60-70 years? So that was a bit innovative. Others followed so they don’t get any real props.

    Are the Twins road pins distinctive because of that? Hell, yes, they are. Like them or not, they ARE distinctive. The others who wear (or did wear) them just picked up on something Twins re-started: Angels, Diamondbacks, Rockies, Reds…(I forget anyone?)

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    Pirates had road pins for awhile, didn’t they? The gray hat era, maybe?

    —Ricko

  • scott | November 12, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    Except the 1985 Padres already had pinstripes on their road uniforms, so I guess the Twins really weren’t pioneering anything.

  • Brian Walden | November 12, 2009 at 11:15 am |

    “According to a post on his Facebook page, it stands for ‘bad ass white boy,’” reports Dennis Abrams. …

    After yesterday’s discussion of the Redskins do we really need this? Who’s more offended donkeys, Caucasians, or boys?

    (I promise this will be my only post of the day on this subject)

  • Inthewater | November 12, 2009 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”360033″][quote comment=”360029″]The better half and I are planning an NYC trip. Anyone here know anything first hand about this Brooklyn joint?

    Thanks[/quote]

    Haven’t been yet, but it got a positive notice in yesterday’s NY Times:
    http://www.nytimes.c...

    That was a nice write up. Sounds like a good place to have a Manhattan and a big-assed burger.

    :D

  • DenverGregg | November 12, 2009 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”360038″][quote comment=”360033″][quote comment=”360029″]The better half and I are planning an NYC trip. Anyone here know anything first hand about this Brooklyn joint?

    Thanks[/quote]

    Haven’t been yet, but it got a positive notice in yesterday’s NY Times:
    http://www.nytimes.c...

    That was a nice write up. Sounds like a good place to have a Manhattan and a big-assed burger.

    :D[/quote]
    Absinthe, landjaegers, spaetzle and a burger, but yeah.

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”360036″]Except the 1985 Padres already had pinstripes on their road uniforms, so I guess the Twins really weren’t pioneering anything.[/quote]

    [quote comment=”360036″]Except the 1985 Padres already had pinstripes on their road uniforms, so I guess the Twins really weren’t pioneering anything.[/quote]

    (smacks forehead) Ohdamn, the malted milk ball roads. With the brown cleats. Forgot about them. LIKED ’em, too. Bought the hat in S.D. in ’85. Still have it. One of my favorites.

    Ah, well (he said, grasping for a straw in hopes of regaining his dignity), guess I was thinking re-intro-ing them in the American League.

    Plus, the fact that the Twins haven’t changed much in 23 years establishes their personality as a team that doesn’t change. Others change all the time. That’s what makes it interesting.

    Although they have had their moments of nonsense. Red alts a few years back. And the “vests”.

    —Ricko

  • Inthewater | November 12, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”360039″][quote comment=”360038″][quote comment=”360033″][quote comment=”360029″]The better half and I are planning an NYC trip. Anyone here know anything first hand about this Brooklyn joint?

    Thanks[/quote]

    Haven’t been yet, but it got a positive notice in yesterday’s NY Times:
    http://www.nytimes.c...

    That was a nice write up. Sounds like a good place to have a Manhattan and a big-assed burger.

    :D[/quote]
    Absinthe, landjaegers, spaetzle and a burger, but yeah.[/quote]

    Ahh, well the article mentioned “Prohibition Cocktails”….I guess a Manhattan is probably too new for that by a little. Sure are tasty, though.

    Maybe an Old Fashioned, instead?

  • Giancarlo | November 12, 2009 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”360029″]
    The better half and I are planning an NYC trip. Anyone here know anything first hand about this Brooklyn joint?
    Thanks[/quote]
    I’ve eaten there! (Can’t believe I scooped Paul on the Brooklyn meat scene). Very worth it. Especially the salad.

    Meanwhile, I just thought of a holiday gift for Paul that he’s gonna love: it’s a new book by Jonathan Safran Foer.

  • MPowers1634 | November 12, 2009 at 11:40 am |

    That Beefsteak Looked AWESOME!

    I love the NY Giants cap…that is my favorite cap of my collection.

    As for the “Riflery” unis…I really like them.

    Did anyone notice anything interesting about these games:

    LSU/Arkansas: LSU is going with the slogan Cochon de Lait…which is basically a pig roast…Razorbacks, get it!

    and
    FSU/Maryland: FSU’s slogan is Fear the Spear, as opposed to Fear the turtle.

  • Giancarlo | November 12, 2009 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”360041″]
    Ahh, well the article mentioned “Prohibition Cocktails”….I guess a Manhattan is probably too new for that by a little. Sure are tasty, though.
    [/quote]
    Not too new: the Manhattan was invented in 1874 at a
    party thrown by Winston Churchill’s mother (for real).

  • Jeff | November 12, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    The Green Bay Gamblers have run that a design-a-jersey contest like that for several years now. Of course, I can’t remember what the winning entries have looked like.

  • MPowers1634 | November 12, 2009 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”360044″]That Beefsteak Looked AWESOME!

    I love the NY Giants cap…that is my favorite cap of my collection.

    As for the “Riflery” unis…I really like them.

    Did anyone notice anything interesting about these games:

    LSU/Arkansas: LSU is going with the slogan Cochon de Lait…which is basically a pig roast…Razorbacks, get it!

    and
    FSU/Maryland: FSU’s slogan is Fear the Spear, as opposed to Fear the turtle.[/quote]

    I almost Forgot Texas again…

    They are playing A&M and UT’s slogan is it only takes 11 as a knock against the “12th man”.

    Hmmm Texas A&M, Arkansas…both Adidas schools that were once Nike….I know U of A is Nike next year.

    Too bad Mizzou in their game against Kansas is using the slogan “Trajan Sucks”

  • Wes | November 12, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    Since I know Paul loves a good flow chart…

    http://farm3.static....

    OK, so it’s a bit rudimentary but still pretty funny.

  • Shawna | November 12, 2009 at 11:53 am |

    The Beefsteak was one of the greatest nights ever. Thanks so much! We can’t freaking wait until the next one!

  • Shawna | November 12, 2009 at 11:58 am |

    The Beefsteak was one of my favorite nights ever, thanks so much! We cannot freaking wait until the next one! Fun, fun, fun, fun!!!!

  • Jamie | November 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    I may have to change my pants after reading that article. Now I have to go to school, which is terrible because now I’m HUNGRY. :(

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”360048″]Since I know Paul loves a good flow chart…

    http://farm3.static....

    OK, so it’s a bit rudimentary but still pretty funny.[/quote]

    Hockey fan response:
    “Rudi Mentary? Remember him when he played for Flin Flon back in the ’40s. Great in the corners, eh. Got arrested for soliciting a Mountie’s horse in Medicine Hat one time, I think.”

  • JTH | November 12, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”360040″]
    (smacks forehead) Ohdamn, the malted milk ball roads. With the brown cleats. Forgot about them. LIKED ’em, too. Bought the hat in S.D. in ’85. Still have it. One of my favorites.

    Ah, well (he said, grasping for a straw in hopes of regaining his dignity), guess I was thinking re-intro-ing them in the American League.[/quote]
    Well, you did say “vintage-look” road pins, right? Brown pinstripes on a fabric that’s the approximate color of chocolate milk isn’t really a vintage look. Otherwise, we’d have to bring the 1978-81 Cubs into the discussion.

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”360052″][quote comment=”360048″]Since I know Paul loves a good flow chart…

    http://farm3.static....

    OK, so it’s a bit rudimentary but still pretty funny.[/quote]

    Hockey fan response:
    “Rudi Mentary? Remember him when he played for Flin Flon back in the ’40s. Great in the corners, eh. Got arrested for soliciting a Mountie’s horse in Medicine Hat one time, I think.”[/quote]

    Kidding, of course. Just sounded like the name of great, but little known, hockey player. LOL

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”360053″][quote comment=”360040″]
    (smacks forehead) Ohdamn, the malted milk ball roads. With the brown cleats. Forgot about them. LIKED ’em, too. Bought the hat in S.D. in ’85. Still have it. One of my favorites.

    Ah, well (he said, grasping for a straw in hopes of regaining his dignity), guess I was thinking re-intro-ing them in the American League.[/quote]
    Well, you did say “vintage-look” road pins, right? Brown pinstripes on a fabric that’s the approximate color of chocolate milk isn’t really a vintage look. Otherwise, we’d have to bring the 1978-81 Cubs into the discussion.[/quote]

    Ah-HA! Thank you for your support.
    And for finding that elusive straw for me to grasp.
    ( I KNEW there was one SOMEWHERE. )

    —Ricko

  • JohnnyO | November 12, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    President Obama was in Wisconsin a week or so ago, and a father of one of the students he talked to got a cheese head signed by him. He is now donating it to the Wisconsin historical Society. Article here:

    http://host.madison....

  • Frank Mercogliano | November 12, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    Paul,

    You mention hat you had never seen the goal post gumball helmet design thing, but at the 3:24 mark of the Subterranean Stadium video, you can see that the guy actually has that same goal post with the helmets on it! Weird…

    Frank

  • James P. | November 12, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”360007″]I had this idea for when Uniwatch finally made it to facebook…

    As a big plug for the site, how cool would it be if all of us members changed our profile pic for a week to our UniWatch membership cards?

    Or maybe that’s not as cool as I thought, in which case I’ll sit down…[/quote]

    My Facebook profile pic has been my UniWatch Membership Card for for almost three months. :)

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    Which hockey team was it that wore the Star Wars jerseys? Or was it minor league baseball?

    Damn, hope it was hockey.
    Got some intermission entertainment for ’em right here…
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Seriously. Good stuff.

    –Ricko

  • Dustin | November 12, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”360046″]The Green Bay Gamblers have run that a design-a-jersey contest like that for several years now. Of course, I can’t remember what the winning entries have looked like.[/quote]
    Normally, there is the standard base design (colors, striping, numbers and nameplate), which allows them to get the jerseys prepared for play way before the day of reveal, and then the design appears to be screen-printed on a tackle twill square which is then applied to the jersey (since many of the designs would be rough for normal chest-logo treatments).

    I don’t recall anything special from prior years, though I don’t recall being present for more than one or two seasons.

  • Frank Mercogliano | November 12, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    Regarding the facebook profile picture…I just switched mine…cool idea!

    Frank

  • Hank | November 12, 2009 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”360059″]Which hockey team was it that wore the Star Wars jerseys? Or was it minor league baseball?

    Damn, hope it was hockey.
    Got some intermission entertainment for ’em right here…
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Seriously. Good stuff.

    –Ricko[/quote]

    West Michigan Whitecaps? http://farm2.hv-stat...

  • JTH | November 12, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”360059″]Which hockey team was it that wore the Star Wars jerseys? Or was it minor league baseball?

    Damn, hope it was hockey.
    Got some intermission entertainment for ’em right here…
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Seriously. Good stuff.

    –Ricko[/quote]
    Holy shit, Ricko. I didn’t think it was possible to make Meco’s Disco Star Wars sound any worse. Bravo, Stacy Hedger.

    My next-door neighbor had that 45. I cannot even estimate how many times we spun it as 7-year-olds. Oh, and the “laser battles” that we choreographed perfectly with the sound effects in the song were epic.

    Sadly, he did not have the full album.

  • morgan | November 12, 2009 at 12:39 pm |

    Just wanted to add something to Richard Craig’s comment regarding the Sharks uni-numbers and this is regarding the New Jersey Devils and their uni numbers.

    Devs GM Lou Lamoriello has long hated high “training camp” numbers. In recent years the Devils forwards have all been assigned numbers below 30, Martin Broduer’s number. Well this year, due to injuries and flu the Devils have placed so many guys on IR and called up so many replacements that they have basically run out of numbers for a call up. Every number between 1 and 30 has been assigned except 1, 3, 4, and 13. 3 and 4 have been retired by the Devils for Ken Daneyko and Scott Stevens respectively. The number 1 has pretty much been exclusively a goalie’s number in the NHL and the Devils don’t issue 13 to anyone.

    Long backstory to lead to this, the Devils called up blue line prospect Matt Corrente yesterday, and since no “issuable” number under 30 is currently available he has been practicing with no number! He is not slated to play in any games (he seems to be around in case the flu bug takes down another defenseman) so his numberlessness isn’t a problem right now. Still though, this is about as opposite as you can get from the Sharks situation.

  • JIm | November 12, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    The new Twins road hats with the TC and red bill are not a rumor. You can actually buy them on the NewEra website.

  • JTH | November 12, 2009 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”360064″]Just wanted to add something to Richard Craig’s comment regarding the Sharks uni-numbers and this is regarding the New Jersey Devils and their uni numbers.

    Devs GM Lou Lamoriello has long hated high “training camp” numbers. In recent years the Devils forwards have all been assigned numbers below 30, Martin Broduer’s number. Well this year, due to injuries and flu the Devils have placed so many guys on IR and called up so many replacements that they have basically run out of numbers for a call up. Every number between 1 and 30 has been assigned except 1, 3, 4, and 13. 3 and 4 have been retired by the Devils for Ken Daneyko and Scott Stevens respectively. The number 1 has pretty much been exclusively a goalie’s number in the NHL and the Devils don’t issue 13 to anyone.

    Long backstory to lead to this, the Devils called up blue line prospect Matt Corrente yesterday, and since no “issuable” number under 30 is currently available he has been practicing with no number! He is not slated to play in any games (he seems to be around in case the flu bug takes down another defenseman) so his numberlessness isn’t a problem right now. Still though, this is about as opposite as you can get from the Sharks situation.[/quote]
    I think Lou needs to get over himself. If the Red Wings can have two guys who wear the A on their jerseys in numbers higher than 30, I don’t think the world will spin off its axis if this kid skates in practice with #47 on his back. Or, it looks like he’d be comfortable with #13

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”360065″]The new Twins road hats with the TC and red bill are not a rumor. You can actually buy them on the NewEra website.[/quote]

    I was covering my butt. Someone posted a link to that New Era page but it…went away, changed to a thumbnail page. So I thought perhaps was either a mistake, or New Era had jumped the gun on the release date.

    And, going in through the front door at New Era again just now, I still didn’t find it.

    —Ricko

  • mike 2 | November 12, 2009 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”359990″]I should have done this yesterday, but I didn’t quite have time.

    While discussing the Bucs design, someone mentioned putting a sword in the skull’s mouth to make it sort of a “zombie Bucco Bruce”. Well, here ya go.

    http://img443.images...

    I don’t have much to say about today except that I’m now kinda hungry and the pizza place doesn’t accept orders for another 2 hours, so I’m sad.[/quote]

    That was my idea yesterday – very nicely done!

  • Dave Mac | November 12, 2009 at 1:10 pm |

    “No word on whether this is devaluing the market rate for child designers.”

    HAHAHAHAHA! That was a hilarious shot, Paul. Seriously, had me laughing.

  • snowdan | November 12, 2009 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”360046″]The Green Bay Gamblers have run that a design-a-jersey contest like that for several years now. Of course, I can’t remember what the winning entries have looked like.[/quote]

    I worked for the Gamblers a few years back, and lets just say the designs left a little to be desired…Plus they used super cheap-o materials.

    but, they’re a Junior hockey team so can you really blame them?

  • LI Phil | November 12, 2009 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”360067″][quote comment=”360065″]The new Twins road hats with the TC and red bill are not a rumor. You can actually buy them on the NewEra website.[/quote]

    I was covering my butt. Someone posted a link to that New Era page but it…went away, changed to a thumbnail page. So I thought perhaps was either a mistake, or New Era had jumped the gun on the release date.

    And, going in through the front door at New Era again just now, I still didn’t find it.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    are you talking about this, only in a 59fitty (in other words, blue crown/red bill) for regular season use?

  • Paul Lukas | November 12, 2009 at 1:23 pm |

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

  • JimV19 | November 12, 2009 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”359990″]I should have done this yesterday, but I didn’t quite have time.

    While discussing the Bucs design, someone mentioned putting a sword in the skull’s mouth to make it sort of a “zombie Bucco Bruce”. Well, here ya go.

    http://img443.images...

    I like!

  • JimV19 | November 12, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”360007″]I had this idea for when Uniwatch finally made it to facebook…

    As a big plug for the site, how cool would it be if all of us members changed our profile pic for a week to our UniWatch membership cards?

    Or maybe that’s not as cool as I thought, in which case I’ll sit down…[/quote]

    When I was on Facebook, I did that for a while. Didn’t have time to be online at both sites, so UW won and FB lost.

  • Brendan | November 12, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    I didn’t catch this before so I’m not sure if it was mentioned, but the V Tech jerseys say “Beamer Ball” on the collar.

    References to a coach on a team’s jersey have to be pretty rare.

    http://www.hokiespor...

  • LI Phil | November 12, 2009 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”360072″]Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    sweet…but …

    no oreos on the grill :(

  • JimV19 | November 12, 2009 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”360035″]Pirates had road pins for awhile, didn’t they? The gray hat era, maybe?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yes. Not my favorite uni, but I’d still wear it.

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”360071″][quote comment=”360067″][quote comment=”360065″]The new Twins road hats with the TC and red bill are not a rumor. You can actually buy them on the NewEra website.[/quote]

    I was covering my butt. Someone posted a link to that New Era page but it…went away, changed to a thumbnail page. So I thought perhaps was either a mistake, or New Era had jumped the gun on the release date.

    And, going in through the front door at New Era again just now, I still didn’t find it.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    are you talking about this, only in a 59fitty (in other words, blue crown/red bill) for regular season use?[/quote]

    Yup. Was posted a week ago yesterday, I believe.
    But by last Friday the link had strangely morphed into a link to a different New Era page.

    —Ricko

  • Paul Lukas | November 12, 2009 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”360076″][quote comment=”360072″]Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    sweet…but …

    no oreos on the grill :([/quote]

    Saving that for when LSU plays, uh, whatever team dresses up in almost-black and white….

  • Kyle | November 12, 2009 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=\”360015\”]http://www.cafepress.com/wannstache/6950929[/quote]

    Yes. Two of my friends specifically grew mustaches for the Notre Dame game. If/When we win, I’m afraid they’ll have to keep them until the bowl game.

    I dunno if it will ever be as popular as the Oakland Zoo, but I think it could catch on much like the Tressel Sweater-Vest fans.

  • JimV19 | November 12, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    The beefsteak looks like a great event, but if tradition dictates that you don’t eat the bread I could never attend. Meat and bread is a wonderful marriage and should never be rended asunder.

    Great, now I have a craving for Beef Wellington…

  • JimV19 | November 12, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”360076″][quote comment=”360072″]Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    sweet…but …

    no oreos on the grill :([/quote]

    Those inspired me to try something when grilling last Sunday. I spread some Nutella (chocolate hazelnut spread) on flatbread and grilled it for a few minutes. Crisp on the outside, warm and gooey inside. Mmmmm.

  • Chris from Carver | November 12, 2009 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”360078″][quote comment=”360071″][quote comment=”360067″][quote comment=”360065″]The new Twins road hats with the TC and red bill are not a rumor. You can actually buy them on the NewEra website.[/quote]

    I was covering my butt. Someone posted a link to that New Era page but it…went away, changed to a thumbnail page. So I thought perhaps was either a mistake, or New Era had jumped the gun on the release date.

    And, going in through the front door at New Era again just now, I still didn’t find it.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    are you talking about this, only in a 59fitty (in other words, blue crown/red bill) for regular season use?[/quote]

    Yup. Was posted a week ago yesterday, I believe.
    But by last Friday the link had strangely morphed into a link to a different New Era page.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    And they now list the current road hat as a “alternate” http://www.neweracap...

  • JimV19 | November 12, 2009 at 1:57 pm |

    That electric football guy had some great stuff! And it’s just a fraction of what’s available out there these days if you have the money.

    Check out this custom stadium page: http://www.footballf...

  • Bernard | November 12, 2009 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”360079″][quote comment=”360076″][quote comment=”360072″]Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    sweet…but …

    no oreos on the grill :([/quote]

    Saving that for when LSU plays, uh, whatever team dresses up in almost-black and white….[/quote]

    Tennessee?

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

  • JTH | November 12, 2009 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”360084″][quote comment=”360078″][quote comment=”360071″][quote comment=”360067″][quote comment=”360065″]The new Twins road hats with the TC and red bill are not a rumor. You can actually buy them on the NewEra website.[/quote]

    I was covering my butt. Someone posted a link to that New Era page but it…went away, changed to a thumbnail page. So I thought perhaps was either a mistake, or New Era had jumped the gun on the release date.

    And, going in through the front door at New Era again just now, I still didn’t find it.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    are you talking about this, only in a 59fitty (in other words, blue crown/red bill) for regular season use?[/quote]

    Yup. Was posted a week ago yesterday, I believe.
    But by last Friday the link had strangely morphed into a link to a different New Era page.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    And they now list the current road hat as a “alternate” http://www.neweracap...
    Hmmmm… website says this item is imported.

    From Sweden?

  • JimV19 | November 12, 2009 at 2:19 pm |

    Eating for the cycle:

    With what they charge at the ballpark these days, I couldn’t do it. The closest thing I did was back in the 80s, when footlongs at Cleveland Municipal Stadium were a buck or $1.50. I’d eat my height in footlongs (okay, I’m 5-10, but I’d round up and eat six).

    I’d rather tailgate now. I feel bad not supporting the vendors as much (since I used to be one at the Coliseum), but I try to get at least one small thing from them and give a decent tip.

  • concealed78 | November 12, 2009 at 2:31 pm |

    I don’t see any cheese in the beef pics. Is that some kind of faux pas or something?

  • Parrish | November 12, 2009 at 2:39 pm |

    http://www.footballs...

    World Cup kits for Russia announced. The front looks pretty cool, but the back is terrible.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | November 12, 2009 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”360047″][quote comment=”360044″]That Beefsteak Looked AWESOME!

    I love the NY Giants cap…that is my favorite cap of my collection.

    As for the “Riflery” unis…I really like them.

    Did anyone notice anything interesting about these games:

    LSU/Arkansas: LSU is going with the slogan Cochon de Lait…which is basically a pig roast…Razorbacks, get it!

    and
    FSU/Maryland: FSU’s slogan is Fear the Spear, as opposed to Fear the turtle.[/quote]

    I almost Forgot Texas again…

    They are playing A&M and UT’s slogan is it only takes 11 as a knock against the “12th man”.

    Hmmm Texas A&M, Arkansas…both Adidas schools that were once Nike….I know U of A is Nike next year.

    Too bad Mizzou in their game against Kansas is using the slogan “Trajan Sucks”[/quote]
    Fear the font….

  • Bernard | November 12, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”360090″]http://www.footballshirtculture.com/10/11-kits/russia-2010-2012-adidas-home-football-kit.html

    World Cup kits for Russia announced. The front looks pretty cool, but the back is terrible.[/quote]

    Man, with the exception of the sports bra back, those are absolutely beautiful.

  • Rob | November 12, 2009 at 2:51 pm |

    Regarding the ESPN article and new Nike uniforms…everything I have heard has the Gators wearing them against FSU (which is a Nike School)

  • Paul Lukas | November 12, 2009 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”360081″]The beefsteak looks like a great event, but if tradition dictates that you don’t eat the bread I could never attend. Meat and bread is a wonderful marriage and should never be rended asunder.

    Great, now I have a craving for Beef Wellington…[/quote]

    You’re welcome to eat the bread. Many people opt not to do so, to save valuable stomach capacity for more meat, but it’s a trope, not a strict protocol.

  • knuckle sandwich | November 12, 2009 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”360093″]Regarding the ESPN article and new Nike uniforms…everything I have heard has the Gators wearing them against FSU (which is a Nike School)[/quote]

    Second that. Official sources won’t say whether it’s FIU or FSU but both blogs and inside sources say FSU.

  • Paul Lukas | November 12, 2009 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”360095″][quote comment=”360093″]Regarding the ESPN article and new Nike uniforms…everything I have heard has the Gators wearing them against FSU (which is a Nike School)[/quote]

    Second that. Official sources won’t say whether it’s FIU or FSU but both blogs and inside sources say FSU.[/quote]

    Hmmmm. I’ll see if I can get my eds to adjust the copy.

  • Rjcoy06 | November 12, 2009 at 3:11 pm |

    The Plymouth Whalers of the OHL also do the low number only thing. Here is a quote from a story on their website:

    The Whalers adopted their current numbering system when the time the team moved from Detroit to Plymouth. In the early days of the Plymouth franchise, the Whalers – known first as the Detroit Ambassadors (1990-92) and then the Detroit Jr. Red Wings (1992-95) – were allowed to wear high numbers. Sean Haggerty (91), Nic Beaudoin (93), Duane Harmer (55), Kevin Brown (44) and Shayne McCosh (77) are prime examples.

    But that’s changed.

    “We adopted 1-through-40 13 years ago,” Baron explained. “We feel we don’t need the high numbers here in Plymouth – we’re more about the front of the sweater and not the back of the sweater. We figure 1-through-40 with the exception of 14 (Pat Peake’s retired number) are plenty of numbers for the players to choose.”

  • LI Phil | November 12, 2009 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”360095″][quote comment=”360093″]Regarding the ESPN article and new Nike uniforms…everything I have heard has the Gators wearing them against FSU (which is a Nike School)[/quote]

    Second that. Official sources won’t say whether it’s FIU or FSU but both blogs and inside sources say FSU.[/quote]

    but the gators and fsu would mean color vs. color…which we know could be a possibility…however, you’d think with nike making 7 of the unis white (or at least white tops)…the gators and fsu would both be using theirs for “home” games

    not saying you guys are incorrect, just seems unlikely given the color schemes they’ve released so far (which would indicate white vs. color matchups)

  • Jason | November 12, 2009 at 3:14 pm |

    Oh, and if anyone remembers the details on that company with the expensive hand-made footballs that I linked to a week or two ago, please fill me in, because I can’t remember the name of the company and can’t find the link. Thanks.

    The Leather Head football guy can be found here:

    http://www.etsy.com/...

    Hopefully, my wife will get one for me for Christmas. They look terrific.

  • Mark | November 12, 2009 at 3:18 pm |

    This would be the Twins Red-Bill Hat that was listed as a Road hat for a couple of days last week. The “M” was taken down, but is not back up as “Alternate”

    http://1.bp.blogspot...

  • JohnnyO | November 12, 2009 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”360072″]Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    That has to be one of the best articles ever! One question though… what is a “Troy” burger?

    Coming from Wisconsin, you kind of grow up tailgating. but, I would have never thought to make themes of the opposing teams nickname/colors. Amazing!

    I really want to start diving into my culinary skills. Paul, or anyone else, do you know of a cookbook that really gets into preparing meats/sausage/burgers? Especially for tailgating even?

  • knuckle sandwich | November 12, 2009 at 3:48 pm |

    Here’s what the chatter on the Gator uni-date looks like:

    http://blogs.orlando...

    It’s hard to know whether or not the information is correct but it does seem to be appearing in a lot of places.

  • JimV19 | November 12, 2009 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”360092″][quote comment=”360090″]http://www.footballshirtculture.com/10/11-kits/russia-2010-2012-adidas-home-football-kit.html

    World Cup kits for Russia announced. The front looks pretty cool, but the back is terrible.[/quote]

    Man, with the exception of the sports bra back, those are absolutely beautiful.[/quote]

    Exactly. Love the socks.

    Actually, the sports bra back looks like a shoulder holster. Inspired by the Russian mafia?

  • JimV19 | November 12, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”360094″][quote comment=”360081″]The beefsteak looks like a great event, but if tradition dictates that you don’t eat the bread I could never attend. Meat and bread is a wonderful marriage and should never be rended asunder.

    Great, now I have a craving for Beef Wellington…[/quote]

    You’re welcome to eat the bread. Many people opt not to do so, to save valuable stomach capacity for more meat, but it’s a trope, not a strict protocol.[/quote]

    In that case, we need to have a beefsteak here in the midwest!

  • Bernard | November 12, 2009 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”360103″][quote comment=”360092″][quote comment=”360090″]http://www.footballshirtculture.com/10/11-kits/russia-2010-2012-adidas-home-football-kit.html

    World Cup kits for Russia announced. The front looks pretty cool, but the back is terrible.[/quote]

    Man, with the exception of the sports bra back, those are absolutely beautiful.[/quote]

    Exactly. Love the socks.

    Actually, the sports bra back looks like a shoulder holster. Inspired by the Russian mafia?[/quote]

    Looks like there’s a version without the holster/sports bra (ForMotion version?).

  • rpm | November 12, 2009 at 4:13 pm |

    did everyone else really enjoy today’s posts? i sure as shit did, that espn2 stuff was great. but onto new business, jth will be joining the unemployed youppi in their last regular season game tonight. we are 1-16 on the “summer”, and playing a team that beat us 38-4 earlier in the year. good luck jth, don’t get keeeeeled.

  • chance michaels | November 12, 2009 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”360062″][quote comment=”360059″]Which hockey team was it that wore the Star Wars jerseys? Or was it minor league baseball?

    Damn, hope it was hockey.
    Got some intermission entertainment for ’em right here…
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Seriously. Good stuff.

    –Ricko[/quote]

    West Michigan Whitecaps? http://farm2.hv-stat...
    As opposed to the Binghamton Mets’ Star Trek uniforms….

    http://web.minorleag...

  • JTH | November 12, 2009 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”360106″]did everyone else really enjoy today’s posts? i sure as shit did, that espn2 stuff was great. but onto new business, jth will be joining the unemployed youppi in their last regular season game tonight. we are 1-16 on the “summer”, and playing a team that beat us 38-4 earlier in the year. good luck jth, don’t get keeeeeled.[/quote]
    Oh, shit. That’s tonight? Umm… tonight I’ve got this… thing to do… at this place… and it’s at a time…

  • warren thompson | November 12, 2009 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”360026″][quote comment=”360025″][quote comment=”360021″]Sorry, two years later. Senators in pins home and road 1912.
    Yankees adopt pins at home in 1914.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    That’s like arguing for the Orioles to go to a brown and orange color scheme to tap into some kind of St. Louis continuity.[/quote]

    Given how the Orioles play these days, reverting to brown and orange (per the St. Louis Browns) just might not be a bad idea ….

  • jdreyfuss | November 12, 2009 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”360013″]~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Plus, the Twins first wore road pins at the same time that the Yankees first wore home pins.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Um, what? The Yankees started wearing home pins in 1987?[/quote]
    The Senators wore road pins in 1912, according to Dressed to the Nines. That was the same year the Yankees introduces the home pins, though the Yankees didn’t wear them full time until 1915.
    http://exhibits.base...
    http://exhibits.base...

  • jesse | November 12, 2009 at 5:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”360101″][quote comment=”360072″]Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    That has to be one of the best articles ever! One question though… what is a “Troy” burger?

    Coming from Wisconsin, you kind of grow up tailgating. but, I would have never thought to make themes of the opposing teams nickname/colors. Amazing!

    I really want to start diving into my culinary skills. Paul, or anyone else, do you know of a cookbook that really gets into preparing meats/sausage/burgers? Especially for tailgating even?[/quote]
    Recommend Rick Raichlen, he does the BBQ Bible line, also check out allrecipes.com or epicurious.com

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 5:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”360106″]did everyone else really enjoy today’s posts? i sure as shit did, that espn2 stuff was great. but onto new business, jth will be joining the unemployed youppi in their last regular season game tonight. we are 1-16 on the “summer”, and playing a team that beat us 38-4 earlier in the year. good luck jth, don’t get keeeeeled.[/quote]

    If you played on the weekends, I’d have showed up.
    With cleats an’ everything.

    —Ricko

  • RS Rogers | November 12, 2009 at 5:18 pm |

    So is there some kind of national Beefsteak organization? A Beefsteak Eating & Enjoyment Federation or something? Because to hell with baseball and the NFL, Beefsteak ought to be the national pastime. Or anyway it needs to happen at least once a year in Washington, DC too.

  • jdreyfuss | November 12, 2009 at 5:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”360090″]http://www.footballshirtculture.com/10/11-kits/russia-2010-2012-adidas-home-football-kit.html

    World Cup kits for Russia announced. The front looks pretty cool, but the back is terrible.[/quote]
    The gloss elements make them look like they’re wearing racerback sports bras over the jerseys.

  • Teebz | November 12, 2009 at 5:25 pm |

    According to the splash page, the Avalanche have their new alternate jerseys on display. No press conference yet, though.

    I can’t begin to comment on how much I dislike their new look.

  • jdreyfuss | November 12, 2009 at 6:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”360115″]According to the splash page, the Avalanche have their new alternate jerseys on display. No press conference yet, though.

    I can’t begin to comment on how much I dislike their new look.[/quote]
    When teams rip off the Rangers, don’t they usually use different colors so it’s not as blatant?

  • adam | November 12, 2009 at 6:32 pm |

    http://deadspin.com/...

    have you seen this? Is this possibly the first time that a product placement has resulted in not a fine but a 15 yard penalty?

    yeah, i realize that had Jason avant not helped, there would be no foul, but clearly, Jason was making sure that the Eagles receiving corps got paid.

    can anyone else think of when an endorsement caused a penalty?

  • DenverGregg | November 12, 2009 at 6:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”360115″]According to the splash page, the Avalanche have their new alternate jerseys on display. No press conference yet, though.

    I can’t begin to comment on how much I dislike their new look.[/quote]
    Agreed.

  • Terence M. K. | November 12, 2009 at 7:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”359996″][quote comment=”359995″]Paul: What do you think of the latest Rob Ullman?

    http://4.bp.blogspot...
    How you doin'[/quote]

    Paul,

    That’s my Girlfriend Cynthia! Rob just completed that for me for our Anniversary. I gave it to her on Tuseday, a day after letting her recover from the Beefsteak. I was going to have him send it to you, but I guess the Cat’s out of the bag now. (No pun intended). The Orange and Blue Candy Stripes are a tribute to Uni Watch. Whatcha think?

    Terence M.K.

  • Dwayne | November 12, 2009 at 7:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”360064″]Just wanted to add something to Richard Craig’s comment regarding the Sharks uni-numbers and this is regarding the New Jersey Devils and their uni numbers…..

    [/quote]
    I always wanted to see the Devils acquire Miroslav Satan and issue him #6.

    I know it is childish to think that is funny, but I guess it is about on the same level as obsessing about the green dot on QB’s helmets and the font on the Buccaneers practice jerseys. LOL

  • Terence M. K. | November 12, 2009 at 7:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”360122″][quote comment=”360064″]Just wanted to add something to Richard Craig’s comment regarding the Sharks uni-numbers and this is regarding the New Jersey Devils and their uni numbers…..

    [/quote]
    I always wanted to see the Devils acquire Miroslav Satan and issue him #6.

    I know it is childish to think that is funny, but I guess it is about on the same level as obsessing about the green dot on QB’s helmets and the font on the Buccaneers practice jerseys. LOL[/quote]

    Dwayne,

    Satan wore 18 for a season in Buffalo (I think it was ’01-’02, not sure) and I bought that Red Alt Buffalo head jersey just because of that! 6+6+6=18? I was never sure if he did it for that, but i thought it was cool.

    Terence

  • Russell | November 12, 2009 at 8:07 pm |

    So I’m watching the Thursday Night Football pregame on NFL TV and when they cut to the field I noticed that the 49ers are using one of those inflatable helmet entrance gimmicks. Unfortunately the helmet appears to be last year’s black and dark red color scheme rather than the updated 2009 version. Get with the program, inflatable helmet entrance prop department!

  • Jeff P | November 12, 2009 at 8:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”360119″][quote comment=”360115″]According to the splash page, the Avalanche have their new alternate jerseys on display. No press conference yet, though.

    I can’t begin to comment on how much I dislike their new look.[/quote]
    Agreed.[/quote]
    Thirded.

    Never really liked their maroon ones either.

  • Jeff P | November 12, 2009 at 8:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”360123″][quote comment=”360122″][quote comment=”360064″]Just wanted to add something to Richard Craig’s comment regarding the Sharks uni-numbers and this is regarding the New Jersey Devils and their uni numbers…..

    [/quote]
    I always wanted to see the Devils acquire Miroslav Satan and issue him #6.

    I know it is childish to think that is funny, but I guess it is about on the same level as obsessing about the green dot on QB’s helmets and the font on the Buccaneers practice jerseys. LOL[/quote]

    Dwayne,

    Satan wore 18 for a season in Buffalo (I think it was ’01-’02, not sure) and I bought that Red Alt Buffalo head jersey just because of that! 6+6+6=18? I was never sure if he did it for that, but i thought it was cool.

    Terence[/quote]
    Also, check out the url of his yahoo player page:
    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Dwayne | November 12, 2009 at 8:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”360126″][quote comment=”360123″][quote comment=”360122″][quote comment=”360064″]Just wanted to add something to Richard Craig’s comment regarding the Sharks uni-numbers and this is regarding the New Jersey Devils and their uni numbers…..

    [/quote]
    I always wanted to see the Devils acquire Miroslav Satan and issue him #6.

    I know it is childish to think that is funny, but I guess it is about on the same level as obsessing about the green dot on QB’s helmets and the font on the Buccaneers practice jerseys. LOL[/quote]

    Dwayne,

    Satan wore 18 for a season in Buffalo (I think it was ’01-’02, not sure) and I bought that Red Alt Buffalo head jersey just because of that! 6+6+6=18? I was never sure if he did it for that, but i thought it was cool.

    Terence[/quote]
    Also, check out the url of his yahoo player page:
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Coincidence??? LOL

  • Dwayne | November 12, 2009 at 8:25 pm |

    Speaking of road pinstripes, I always thought that this was one of the worst/ugliest jerseys in the history of the game.

    http://reds.enquirer...

    They rank up there with the Seahawks snot green jerseys, the Rockies black vests, anything the Padres have worn in the last 30 years, and the Blue Jays graphite unis.

  • mmwatkin | November 12, 2009 at 8:27 pm |

    Chicago Bears need to be wearing all white tonight. That would be a classic uni match up at candlestick

  • JimV19 | November 12, 2009 at 9:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”360111″][quote comment=”360101″][quote comment=”360072″]Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    That has to be one of the best articles ever! One question though… what is a “Troy” burger?

    Coming from Wisconsin, you kind of grow up tailgating. but, I would have never thought to make themes of the opposing teams nickname/colors. Amazing!

    I really want to start diving into my culinary skills. Paul, or anyone else, do you know of a cookbook that really gets into preparing meats/sausage/burgers? Especially for tailgating even?[/quote]
    Recommend Rick Raichlen, he does the BBQ Bible line, also check out allrecipes.com or epicurious.com[/quote]

    Steven Raichlen, that is. He just did an episode about tailgating on Primal Grill http://www.primalgri...

    Here’s the whole episode guide: http://www.primalgri...

    Check out his old show, Barbecue University. http://www.bbqu.net/ Grill Cam is awesome.

    I own his book BBQ USA. Lots of great recipes there.

  • JimV19 | November 12, 2009 at 9:22 pm |

    [quote comment=\”360111\”][quote comment=\”360101\”][quote comment=\”360072\”]Today\’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    That has to be one of the best articles ever! One question though… what is a \”Troy\” burger?

    Coming from Wisconsin, you kind of grow up tailgating. but, I would have never thought to make themes of the opposing teams nickname/colors. Amazing!

    I really want to start diving into my culinary skills. Paul, or anyone else, do you know of a cookbook that really gets into preparing meats/sausage/burgers? Especially for tailgating even?[/quote]
    Recommend Rick Raichlen, he does the BBQ Bible line, also check out allrecipes.com or epicurious.com[/quote]

    Steven Raichlen, that is – host of Primal Grill. He just did a show on tailgating, which includes some awesome looking butter burgers: http://www.primalgri...

    Here\’s the episode guide for the first two seasons: http://www.primalgri... There\’s another tailgating show in season one.

    Here\’s his old show, Barbecue University: http://www.bbqu.net/ Grill Cam is cool.

    I have a copy of his book BBQ USA. Lots of great recipes in there.

  • interlockingtc | November 12, 2009 at 9:48 pm |

    All that luscious meat….damn. What a night.

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 9:50 pm |

    And USF-Rutgers isn’t all bad.
    Sort of…Christmassy.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | November 12, 2009 at 10:43 pm |

    Finally, an update…and another year of waiting for a new USFL. http://www.newusfl.c...

  • Ricko | November 12, 2009 at 10:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”360135″]Finally, an update…and another year of waiting for a new USFL. http://www.newusfl.c...

    Let’s see now, what football league might NOT be playing in 2011?

    In other words, the new USFL as least has some…um, vision.

    —Ricko

  • Bob Loblaw | November 12, 2009 at 11:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”360077″][quote comment=”360035″]Pirates had road pins for awhile, didn’t they? The gray hat era, maybe?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yes. Not my favorite uni, but I’d still wear it.[/quote]
    Ok, I bite ricko…. which is your favorite Pirate uni? You’re not going to hit us with the red/white/blues of the 40’s are you?

  • LI Phil | November 12, 2009 at 11:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”360133″]And USF-Rutgers isn’t all bad.
    Sort of…Christmassy.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    was actually quite a good matchup (jim…write this one down for a possible “best”)

    only thing that sucked were the socks…black socks on USF and plain white socks (some of which were pulled high) on rutgers, giving the dreaded, but rarely seen white leotard look…

    but i really like that rutgers uni…

  • Bob Loblaw | November 12, 2009 at 11:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”360090″]http://www.footballshirtculture.com/10/11-kits/russia-2010-2012-adidas-home-football-kit.html

    World Cup kits for Russia announced. The front looks pretty cool, but the back is terrible.[/quote]
    From the back it looks like the Russian NT all carry their children in front carriers. Such dutiful daddies!

  • Patrick in MI | November 12, 2009 at 11:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”360127″][quote comment=”360126″][quote comment=”360123″][quote comment=”360122″][quote comment=”360064″]Just wanted to add something to Richard Craig’s comment regarding the Sharks uni-numbers and this is regarding the New Jersey Devils and their uni numbers…..

    [/quote]
    I always wanted to see the Devils acquire Miroslav Satan and issue him #6.

    I know it is childish to think that is funny, but I guess it is about on the same level as obsessing about the green dot on QB’s helmets and the font on the Buccaneers practice jerseys. LOL[/quote]

    Dwayne,

    Satan wore 18 for a season in Buffalo (I think it was ’01-’02, not sure) and I bought that Red Alt Buffalo head jersey just because of that! 6+6+6=18? I was never sure if he did it for that, but i thought it was cool.

    Terence[/quote]
    Also, check out the url of his yahoo player page:
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Coincidence??? LOL[/quote]

    Who could it be now? Hmmm?? Could it be….SATAN?!?!

  • EddieAtari | November 12, 2009 at 11:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”360116″][quote comment=”360115″]According to the splash page, the Avalanche have their new alternate jerseys on display. No press conference yet, though.

    I can’t begin to comment on how much I dislike their new look.[/quote]

    When teams rip off the Rangers, don’t they usually use different colors so it’s not as blatant?[/quote]

    As a Rangers fan, I like this regardless. The stepped diagonal wordmark is an underutilized hockey classic I’d like to see more of. And the lettering is in the Av’s style. So, I don’t think anyone will confuse their blue shirt with THE Blue Shirt. ‘E’ for effort…

  • Ricko | November 13, 2009 at 12:13 am |

    [quote comment=”360137″][quote comment=”360077″][quote comment=”360035″]Pirates had road pins for awhile, didn’t they? The gray hat era, maybe?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yes. Not my favorite uni, but I’d still wear it.[/quote]
    Ok, I bite ricko…. which is your favorite Pirate uni? You’re not going to hit us with the red/white/blues of the 40’s are you?[/quote]

    Well, in a lot of ways the bumblebee combos (some of them, not all of them) were fun.

    But at the time I loved the vested Mazeroski ’60 World Series set. Still do.

    But the mustard/old gold hat set—Roberto Clemente’s last uni—keeps growing on me as the years pass. Something different for those new-fangled doubleknits, and the socks certainly were unique, with the mustard/old gold top and black bottom with a single, slightly wide white stripe.

    I’m sort of pre-desposed to favor anything worn by Clemente. As highly rated as he is, he is still one of the most underrated players of all time.

    So it’s a tossup between those two.

    —Ricko

  • Shaun | November 13, 2009 at 12:28 am |

    Roddy White in current uni w/ throwback helmet…
    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Ricko | November 13, 2009 at 12:30 am |

    BRADY QUINN IS BACK!!!
    BRADY QUINN IS BACK!!!

    And, in a related story, a tree fell in the woods.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 13, 2009 at 12:36 am |

    [quote comment=”360143″]Roddy White in current uni w/ throwback helmet…
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Whoa, I know the sleeve and helmet logos don’t match, but stick with the white pants and you got yourself a pretty good looking uni there.

    Current black or white jersey okay, too.
    Just not the black pants, thank you very much.

    —Ricko

  • Bernard | November 13, 2009 at 12:48 am |

    [quote comment=”360142″][quote comment=”360137″][quote comment=”360077″][quote comment=”360035″]Pirates had road pins for awhile, didn’t they? The gray hat era, maybe?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yes. Not my favorite uni, but I’d still wear it.[/quote]
    Ok, I bite ricko…. which is your favorite Pirate uni? You’re not going to hit us with the red/white/blues of the 40’s are you?[/quote]

    Well, in a lot of ways the bumblebee combos (some of them, not all of them) were fun.

    But at the time I loved the vested Mazeroski ’60 World Series set. Still do.

    But the mustard/old gold hat set—Roberto Clemente’s last uni—keeps growing on me as the years pass. Something different for those new-fangled doubleknits, and the socks certainly were unique, with the mustard/old gold top and black bottom with a single, slightly wide white stripe.

    I’m sort of pre-desposed to favor anything worn by Clemente. As highly rated as he is, he is still one of the most underrated players of all time.

    So it’s a tossup between those two.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    We’ve talked about it before, but has anybody ever worn a vest – a REAL vest, better?

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

    http://imagecache5.a...

  • jdreyfuss | November 13, 2009 at 7:42 am |

    [quote comment=”360140″][quote comment=”360127″][quote comment=”360126″][quote comment=”360123″][quote comment=”360122″][quote comment=”360064″]Just wanted to add something to Richard Craig’s comment regarding the Sharks uni-numbers and this is regarding the New Jersey Devils and their uni numbers…..

    [/quote]
    I always wanted to see the Devils acquire Miroslav Satan and issue him #6.

    I know it is childish to think that is funny, but I guess it is about on the same level as obsessing about the green dot on QB’s helmets and the font on the Buccaneers practice jerseys. LOL[/quote]

    Dwayne,

    Satan wore 18 for a season in Buffalo (I think it was ’01-’02, not sure) and I bought that Red Alt Buffalo head jersey just because of that! 6+6+6=18? I was never sure if he did it for that, but i thought it was cool.

    Terence[/quote]
    Also, check out the url of his yahoo player page:
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Coincidence??? LOL[/quote]

    Who could it be now? Hmmm?? Could it be….SATAN?!?![/quote]
    I want to say that Yahoo acknowledged it, but maintains that it is a coincidence. I’m pretty sure someone in their sports department was having fun and made sure that’s where he went.

  • E-Rick | November 13, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    So I started to wonder…at a major league park, how much did that cost to eat for the cycle? I mean wow at least it wasn’t done at Yankee Stadium.