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And now, the Worst. Uni. Ever.

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By Phil Hecken, with James Huening

First off. A note of apology to Jeremy Brahm, with whom I had collaborated on a HUGE post for today. Somehow…and I’m not sure how…I ended up deleting an ENTIRE post — and his portion is simply too long to recreate now (as I type this, it’s close to 11:30 pm, Saturday night). I can and will recreate, as best as possible, the rest of what I had prepared (that includes the Worst Uni Ever, Benchies, Guess The Scoreboard, Ducktracker, and 5 & 1) … but the NFL uni mocks and Jeremy’s portion will have to wait. Again, my deep apologies to Jeremy (he’ll vouch for me — I sent him the full mockup of his piece earlier this week). Sorry, buddy, I’ll get to it soon!

Now then, at least I can still bring you the final voting from the Worst. Uni. Ever. poll on which James Huening (my wingman) had provided all the legwork and assistance. So, without further ado, here’s James:

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Here are the eagerly-awaited results for our poll to determine the worst uniform ever worn in (US and Canadian) sports.

9) The Orlando Thunder (1991-92) collected a mere 2.47% of the vote.

8) Gathering 3.23% of responses were the San Diego Padres (1978).

7) 4.38% of you thought the Toronto Raptors (1995-99) were the worst ever.

6) The green glare of the Seattle Seahawks (2009) was disliked the most by 5.43%.

5) Our last finalists to collect less than 10% of responses were the Vancouver Canucks (1978-85), who were chosen by 8.78% of respondents. (OK, the uni had some slight modifications during this time period, but the overall design stayed basically the same.)

4) The University of Oregon Ducks football program (2006-2008) was selected 11.18% of the time.

3) 13.42% of the vote went to the Chicago White Sox (with shorts – 1976).

2) With 22.26% of the vote, the Tucson Toros (1980) were our early favorites and they jumped out to a commanding lead over our eventual #1…

1) …The Caribous of Colorado (1978) who made a valiant comeback to take the top spot with 28.83% of responses collected

Full results can be found here.

Once again, thanks to everyone who participated. And more than 5,100 of you did, which was nearly double the turnout of our previous survey. I wonder if the mention in SI.com’s Hot Clicks had anything to do with that.

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Thank you James (and thank YOU to everyone who participated). We’re going to keep polling you guys, but James needs a little break. His fingers are all cut up from counting all the ballots, and those hanging chads were a biotch to figure out. Hopefully, it didn’t affect his curling skills.

Congratulations to The Caribous (sic) of Colorado. You simply had the Worst. Uni. Ever.

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benchies headerBoy…Mick’s on a roll these days in Bub’s Pub. And when there’s no ladies around on which to work his magic, well — he gets sage advice on the ladies.

Enjoy your Sunday Benchies

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scoreboardGuess The Game From The Scoreboard: Back to baseball today, and this is an oldie but a goodie from SlimandSlam. I’m pretty sure the difficulty level on this one is quite high, but I also believe the clue you need is right there on the scoreboard. Put on your thinking caps for this one. Guess The Game. And if you want to keep this going through the fall, please send me some new scoreboards! Drop me a line. Thanks!

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ducks unis UW #1 Seahawks Fan Michael Princip has been tracking the Oregon Ducks and all of their 2,456 possible uniform combinations this season. He’ll be updating it after each game. The Ducks were resplendent in school colors — black and steel are school colors right? And, they were taking Arizona State behind the woodshed (31-7 as I write this). So
Here’s Your Updated Ducktracker.

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5 & 1a Our man in the street, Jim Vilk, brings you his “Top 5” Best and one WORST college football uni matchup from yesterday:

5. LA Tech/LSU — Love those stripes!

4. Nebraska/Kansas — Normally I like white pants with white-helmeted teams, but the Huskers are a great exception.

3. Iowa/Ohio State — Big Ten teams may be overrated, but these unis aren’t (Oh, and the ANF sticker stands for “America Needs Farmers).

2. VMI/Army — I salute this classically cool matchup.

1. Tennessee/Ole Miss — Another white-helmeted team that doesn’t need white pants, and another title for the SEC.

And the worst matchup: Virginia Tech/Maryland — At least the Terps were saluting REAL warriors.

Thanks again Jim. But I’m gonna have to “Go Off The Boards” with the worst uni pick — and this photo doesn’t even begin to do it the injustice it deserves: TCU vs. Utah. Honorable mention could probably go to Oregon vs. Arizona, but Arizona didn’t look too bad.

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OK, that’s gonna do it for today. Two legacy games (the Bills visit the Titans Oilers in the early game, while the late game features the Chiefs Texans at the Raiders).

And to all the New York City-and-environs denizens, don’t forget today is the UW Gathering at Sheep Station in beautiful Brooklyn. 2:30 till whenever. Hope to see you there.

Everyone have a great Sunday!

 

195 comments to And now, the Worst. Uni. Ever.

  • Stuby | November 15, 2009 at 7:57 am |

    Damn, I thought the Tucson Toros were a lock to win.

    Mr. Princip, the Duck Tracker needs to be updated to show the yellow outline on the numbers and yellow swoosh on jersey and pants. Also, Masoli at least was wearing green/black cleats with yellow laces.

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    http://a.espncdn.com...

  • JTH | November 15, 2009 at 8:02 am |

    OK, before someone complains that we don’t have any pictures of the actual uniforms and we just went with the logos, here are links to the posts with the “preliminary rounds.” These posts feature plenty of photos of the unis in question.

    Round 1: the original nominees.

    Round 2: the nine finalists.

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2009 at 8:10 am |

    [quote comment=”360512″]Damn, I thought the Tucson Toros were a lock to win.

    Mr. Princip, the Duck Tracker needs to be updated to show the yellow outline on the numbers and yellow swoosh on jersey and pants. Also, Masoli at least was wearing green/black cleats with yellow laces.

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    Good Morning, Stuby…I haven’t seen you around in some time.

    I am gonna catch hell for this, but if anyone knows how to wear monochromatic black, it’s the ducks. They looked great last night.

    Why haven’t they worn their current green tops with yellow pants or vice versa?

    And where is the carbon helmet, are they keeping that under wraps for the civil war?

    Masoli is wearing a team exclusive Nike Speed TD.

    BTW…Army is very underrated in the uni-world. Perhaps if they were thought of as a D-1 school, they might get some respect.

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2009 at 8:14 am |

    Oops, I almost forgot:

    This Sun Devil is a mess but more importantly,
    what’s going on with the Sun Devils’ back plate:

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    It looks like it has this logo:

    http://www.sportslog...

    I recall pictures of an ASU player last year placing his Sparky helmet decals on his lumbar pad:

    http://www.sportslog...

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2009 at 8:17 am |

    Oops, I almost forgot.

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    This Sun Devil is a mess, but what’s up with his back plate?

    It looks like he has this logo:
    http://www.sportslog...

    I recall one of their players putting the Sparky helmet decals on his lumbar plate last year:

    http://www.sportslog...

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 8:21 am |

    re: AFL TEMPLATES FROM YESTERDAY.

    “Remember the Titans’ Sleeve Stripes”

    Well, now, see, I thought about changing all the sleeves to 3/4 on the FUPP template for a real “vintage” feel, but figured it was a “low value” effort because it woudn’t matter one way or another.

    Well, it DID matter because—as TimmyB pointed out—it means the ’61-’62 NY Titans sleeve end stripes got left out. He’s right, I forgot all about them. Got seduced by the template.

    Just goes to show you, trust you instincts. Had I changed the sleeves, I’d almost surely have remembered to add the extra stripes to the Titans.

    Anyway, here are the Titans ’60-’62, with proper sleeve trim.
    http://farm3.static....

    Sorry about that.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2009 at 8:22 am |

    [quote comment=”360514″]I am gonna catch hell for this, but if anyone knows how to wear monochromatic black, it’s the ducks. They looked great last night.[/quote]

    with 2,456 uni combos, only 56 of which actually contain school colors, last night was, um…interesting

    i did like the helmet, as it was in a matte finish

    ~~~~~~~~~~~

    [quote comment=”360514″]Why haven’t they worn their current green tops with yellow pants or vice versa?[/quote]

    they no longer have yellow pants as an option, shocking as that is…im surprised you didn’t know this

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

    [quote comment=”360514″]And where is the carbon helmet, are they keeping that under wraps for the civil war?[/quote]

    it wouldn’t surprise me to see them debut an entirely new uni for oregon state…featuring the carbon lid
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    *yawns, stretches*

    /back to bed

  • Stuby | November 15, 2009 at 8:26 am |

    [quote comment=”360514″][quote comment=”360512″]Damn, I thought the Tucson Toros were a lock to win.

    Mr. Princip, the Duck Tracker needs to be updated to show the yellow outline on the numbers and yellow swoosh on jersey and pants. Also, Masoli at least was wearing green/black cleats with yellow laces.

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    Good Morning, Stuby…I haven’t seen you around in some time.

    I am gonna catch hell for this, but if anyone knows how to wear monochromatic black, it’s the ducks. They looked great last night.

    Why haven’t they worn their current green tops with yellow pants or vice versa?

    And where is the carbon helmet, are they keeping that under wraps for the civil war?

    Masoli is wearing a team exclusive Nike Speed TD.

    BTW…Army is very underrated in the uni-world. Perhaps if they were thought of as a D-1 school, they might get some respect.[/quote]
    Morning, Matt. I’m still around, just usually early morning or late evening.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 8:26 am |

    I have been, as long as I can remember, a fan of Mississippi’s unis. Yes, I know know the elements dont’ seem to match (esp. back with the helmets were royal blue), but that’s kinda part of their eclectic charm.

    Anyway, the Tennessee-Ole Miss uni matchup featured today got me to thinking of the days of non-logos, full loops and numbers on the chest, not the belly.
    http://farm3.static....

    (sigh)

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 8:28 am |

    [quote comment=”360519″][quote comment=”360514″][quote comment=”360512″]Damn, I thought the Tucson Toros were a lock to win.

    Mr. Princip, the Duck Tracker needs to be updated to show the yellow outline on the numbers and yellow swoosh on jersey and pants. Also, Masoli at least was wearing green/black cleats with yellow laces.

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    Good Morning, Stuby…I haven’t seen you around in some time.

    I am gonna catch hell for this, but if anyone knows how to wear monochromatic black, it’s the ducks. They looked great last night.

    Why haven’t they worn their current green tops with yellow pants or vice versa?

    And where is the carbon helmet, are they keeping that under wraps for the civil war?

    Masoli is wearing a team exclusive Nike Speed TD.

    BTW…Army is very underrated in the uni-world. Perhaps if they were thought of as a D-1 school, they might get some respect.[/quote]
    Morning, Matt. I’m still around, just usually early morning or late evening.[/quote]

    Those gray numbers still look like, appropriately enough, duck tape.

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2009 at 8:30 am |

    [quote comment=”360518″][quote comment=”360514″]I am gonna catch hell for this, but if anyone knows how to wear monochromatic black, it’s the ducks. They looked great last night.[/quote]

    with 2,456 uni combos, only 56 of which actually contain school colors, last night was, um…interesting

    i did like the helmet, as it was in a matte finish

    ~~~~~~~~~~~

    [quote comment=”360514″]Why haven’t they worn their current green tops with yellow pants or vice versa?[/quote]

    they no longer have yellow pants as an option, shocking as that is…im surprised you didn’t know this

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

    [quote comment=”360514″]And where is the carbon helmet, are they keeping that under wraps for the civil war?[/quote]

    it wouldn’t surprise me to see them debut an entirely new uni for oregon state…featuring the carbon lid
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    *yawns, stretches*

    /back to bed[/quote]

    I do, but last night RyCo40 and I had a pre-uni watch gathering and many a brain cells is no longer with me.

    BTW, did we ever figure out who the third combat team was?

    It wasn’t OU, tSOU, or LSU, although I LOVE their purple.

  • JTH | November 15, 2009 at 8:31 am |

    [quote comment=”360518″][quote comment=”360514″]I am gonna catch hell for this, but if anyone knows how to wear monochromatic black, it’s the ducks. They looked great last night.[/quote]

    with 2,456 uni combos, only 56 of which actually contain school colors, last night was, um…interesting

    i did like the helmet, as it was in a matte finish

    ~~~~~~~~~~~

    [quote comment=”360514″]Why haven’t they worn their current green tops with yellow pants or vice versa?[/quote]

    they no longer have yellow pants as an option, shocking as that is…im surprised you didn’t know this

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

    [quote comment=”360514″]And where is the carbon helmet, are they keeping that under wraps for the civil war?[/quote]

    it wouldn’t surprise me to see them debut an entirely new uni for oregon state…featuring the carbon lid
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    *yawns, stretches*

    /back to bed[/quote]
    Yep. Gotta go to the throwbacks for yellow Duck pants (or helmets) this year, Matt.

    The Generator shows all the possible combos for the current set.

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2009 at 8:32 am |

    And no mention of the Mississippi State trainwrecks:

    http://image.cdnl3.x...

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 8:36 am |

    [quote comment=”360524″]And no mention of the Mississippi State trainwrecks:

    http://image.cdnl3.x...

    Rightly so.
    Well, other than as a trainwreck, of course.
    (BFBS rides again)

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 8:36 am |

    [quote comment=”360524″]And no mention of the Mississippi State trainwrecks:

    http://image.cdnl3.x...

    Or the Teenage Mutant Ninja Horned Frogs.

  • JTH | November 15, 2009 at 8:41 am |

    [quote comment=”360522″]last night RyCo40 and I had a pre-uni watch gathering and many a brain cells is no longer with me.[/quote]
    Sounds like it was truly a meeting of the minds.

    So did you guys get that peace in the Middle East thing worked out?

  • CLTHokie | November 15, 2009 at 8:52 am |

    “And the worst matchup: Virginia Tech/Maryland — At least the Terps were saluting REAL warriors.”

    Did you miss the “Ut Prosim (That I May Serve)” on the back of the Hokie’s pants or on the gloves? Yeah, that would be the slogan of the VT Corps of Cadets, one of 2 senior military colleges in the country that have a military program embedded within a larger civilian university. Whether or not you liked the jerseys, we were giving a nod to some real warriors whom we brush shoulders with every day.

  • timmy b | November 15, 2009 at 9:00 am |

    Tell you what…the PSU-Indiana game had a nice clean look about it. The Hoosiers really looked sharp with a great looking red helmet with two white stripes and a white “IU” in the sides. Clean looking white unis as well.

    While on PSU, some years ago in the blue-white game, I’m thinking late 80’s-early 90’s, the PSU helmets were pure white, without even the lonely blue stripe. I heard tell (can’t verify if true or not) that JoePa was contemplating going with a plain totally unadorned white helmet for that season and wanted to use the scrimmage as a test run to see how it looked. I guess it was too plain for even JoePa, so they returned the blue stripe back to its rightful place.

  • scott | November 15, 2009 at 9:01 am |

    If you like purple, the biggest little game in America is for you:

    http://www.iberkshir...

    The game looked great on TV, especially as the game entered the fourth quarter, since it was rainy and muddy – ideal conditions for football.

  • Chris M | November 15, 2009 at 9:02 am |

    Phil,

    Perhaps I may have missed it, but was there ever a final MLB Uniform Tracking post for everyone keeping track at home?

  • Johnny F. | November 15, 2009 at 9:11 am |

    [quote comment=”360514″][quote comment=”360512″]Damn, I thought the Tucson Toros were a lock to win.

    Mr. Princip, the Duck Tracker needs to be updated to show the yellow outline on the numbers and yellow swoosh on jersey and pants. Also, Masoli at least was wearing green/black cleats with yellow laces.

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    Good Morning, Stuby…I haven’t seen you around in some time.

    I am gonna catch hell for this, but if anyone knows how to wear monochromatic black, it’s the ducks. They looked great last night.

    Why haven’t they worn their current green tops with yellow pants or vice versa?

    And where is the carbon helmet, are they keeping that under wraps for the civil war?

    Masoli is wearing a team exclusive Nike Speed TD.

    BTW…Army is very underrated in the uni-world. Perhaps if they were thought of as a D-1 school, they might get some respect.[/quote]

    Powers! I agree with almost everything here… especially the Army part. I LOVE the Army unis. Classic. Very cool, meaningful patches as well. As an employee at West Point, and a regular at many events…. their uniforms are pretty sweet across the board (here’s looking at you Army Hockey and Army Baseball).

    And yes, I admit it…. the Ducks do the all-black well. But isn’t it all relative?

    Also- Ricko – Where do the ideas come from? The last few Benchies have been AWESOME. Gets better and better. Keep it up.

  • Hibbsy | November 15, 2009 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment=”360524″]And no mention of the Mississippi State trainwrecks:

    http://image.cdnl3.x...
    I mentioned them yesterday. I believe I referred to them as “stupid”.

  • Juan Grande | November 15, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    South Carolina wore uniforms that were similar if not exactly the same as Maryland’s in SC’s game vs. Florida. South Carolina also had SOB (Slogan on back) as the jerseys read “integrity”, “courage”, etc.

  • alaboy44 | November 15, 2009 at 9:34 am |

    MSU v. AL, another blackout nite, yawn, and a bad combo of black with the dark maroon helmets, they didn’t get the trim colors right – nasty

    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

  • Johnny F. | November 15, 2009 at 9:44 am |

    Time for a sidenote-

    I consider the TCU football uni a guilty pleasure of mine. I know it has many things we UWers aren’t supposed to be fans of (extra black, purple, nike-ish design with a non-traditional helmet)….. but dare I say it, I love it. There… I said it.

    Go Horned Frogs!

  • xBJx | November 15, 2009 at 9:49 am |

    White Knoll High School here in South Carolina changed their logo this year with a new coach. there are two really odd things about it:

    1. The ‘W’ is the rap group Wu-Tang’s logo.

    2. Some helmet stickers are circles, some are ‘T’s and they are all different sizes.

    here is a gallery:

    http://www.sportsplu...

  • M.Princip | November 15, 2009 at 9:55 am |

    Ducktracker now updated, thanks Stuby.

  • Johnny F. | November 15, 2009 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”360537″]White Knoll High School here in South Carolina changed their logo this year with a new coach. there are two really odd things about it:

    1. The ‘W’ is the rap group Wu-Tang’s logo.

    2. Some helmet stickers are circles, some are ‘T’s and they are all different sizes.

    here is a gallery:

    http://www.sportsplu...

    Weird-ass uni-matchup in those pics. And holy hell, that dude in the middle on the blue team in pic #1 is a high schooler!? These guys are HUGE. I kind of like the idea of the “Wu-Tang W”, but it’s such a busy helmet you can’t tell from any distance what the hell is going on. I did notice that one player took his sticker freedom and made it look like a schlong. Classy.

  • not Osama | November 15, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    I don’t think there was a third ‘combat’ team after all

  • JTH | November 15, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”360529″]Tell you what…the PSU-Indiana game had a nice clean look about it. The Hoosiers really looked sharp with a great looking red helmet with two white stripes and a white “IU” in the sides. Clean looking white unis as well.[/quote]
    Ah, if only IU’s level of play could improve the way that their uniforms have. Their current set is so far and away better than the BFBS (and possibly NASCAR-inspired) eyesores of the Cam Cameron era.

    Blowhard though he may be, Bob Knight was right to rip Cam for dressing his team in one of Purdue’s colors. (If indeed that conversation actually took place.)

    I know they catch some grief for having a look that’s really similar to Oklahoma, but the unis are essentially a modernization of the ones their only Rose Bowl team wore. And if you’re going to draw inspiration from the past, that’s probably the era you want to look at.

    Plus, I mean c’mon, two stripes and a crimson facemask for the Hoosiers vs. no stripes and a white facemask for the Sooners. That’s a world of difference.

  • Oakville Braised Lamb Shanks | November 15, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    Yikes – is there a hidden statement of Canadian passivity in the worst uni list. Of the nine uniforms listed, the two that had the greatest longevity, were worn by Canadian teams, is this indicative of the Canadian proclivity, to be quiet and reserved, and not to complain? Most of the worst of list – were quickly abandoned, with these notable exceptions

    As the list includes “one and done” – I’m somewhat surprised that the Dallas Mavericks silver abodimination did not make the list

  • Paul Lukas | November 15, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    Very nice team portrait of today’s winning (or losing, depending on how you look at it) design:
    http://mirevolution....

  • Geen! | November 15, 2009 at 10:56 am |

    Speaking of ugly jerseys ….

    I’m surprised this alternate didn’t make the list.

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

    Oh, and the Caribous jersey is a well-deserved Worst Ever … cowboy fringe should NEVER be on any athletic uniform.

  • Geen! | November 15, 2009 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”360543″]Very nice team portrait of today’s winning (or losing, depending on how you look at it) design:
    http://mirevolution....

    Check the trainer, front row, left. Needs a curly mop to become Napoleon Dynamite.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”360528″]”And the worst matchup: Virginia Tech/Maryland — At least the Terps were saluting REAL warriors.”

    Did you miss the “Ut Prosim (That I May Serve)” on the back of the Hokie’s pants or on the gloves? Yeah, that would be the slogan of the VT Corps of Cadets, one of 2 senior military colleges in the country that have a military program embedded within a larger civilian university. Whether or not you liked the jerseys, we were giving a nod to some real warriors whom we brush shoulders with every day.[/quote]

    No disprespect meant to the cadets at all…my comment was simply in reference to the “Prepare For Combat” campaign that Nike has with these unis. Sorry if it seemed that I was putting them down.

    Yes I did miss the “Ut Prosim.” I remember a blurb about it when Paul first showed the unis, but I didn’t look at all the details. Plus I didn’t see the game on TV so I didn’t see any closeups.

    Sorry again.

    But it was still the worst matchup (along with ASU/Oregon).

  • KJtheGreat | November 15, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”360536″]Time for a sidenote-

    I consider the TCU football uni a guilty pleasure of mine. I know it has many things we UWers aren’t supposed to be fans of (extra black, purple, nike-ish design with a non-traditional helmet)….. but dare I say it, I love it. There… I said it.

    Go Horned Frogs![/quote]

    I’m not a TCU fan but I was a fan of their uniform from last night. I wish more teams would incorporate non-traditional aspects into jersey design (Oregon, Colorado). Especially with a sport like football in which looking good is just as important as playing good. Ask any current or former college football player. I’d love to see a bit more open-mindness on this site. Makes yall sound like OLD PEOPLE! hahaha

  • leon | November 15, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”360543″]Very nice team portrait of today’s winning (or losing, depending on how you look at it) design:
    http://mirevolution....

    Sead Susic luckiest member of that team.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”360520″]I have been, as long as I can remember, a fan of Mississippi’s unis. Yes, I know know the elements dont’ seem to match (esp. back with the helmets were royal blue), but that’s kinda part of their eclectic charm.

    Anyway, the Tennessee-Ole Miss uni matchup featured today got me to thinking of the days of non-logos, full loops and numbers on the chest, not the belly.
    http://farm3.static....

    (sigh)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    (double sigh)

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”360524″]And no mention of the Mississippi State trainwrecks:

    http://image.cdnl3.x...

    Alabama saved them from being considered for worst matchup. They were trainwrecks, though.

  • JTH | November 15, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”360548″][quote comment=”360543″]Very nice team portrait of today’s winning (or losing, depending on how you look at it) design:
    http://mirevolution....

    Sead Susic luckiest member of that team.[/quote]
    Definitely a great career move.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”360547″][quote comment=”360536″]Time for a sidenote-

    I consider the TCU football uni a guilty pleasure of mine. I know it has many things we UWers aren’t supposed to be fans of (extra black, purple, nike-ish design with a non-traditional helmet)….. but dare I say it, I love it. There… I said it.

    Go Horned Frogs![/quote]

    I’m not a TCU fan but I was a fan of their uniform from last night. I wish more teams would incorporate non-traditional aspects into jersey design (Oregon, Colorado). Especially with a sport like football in which looking good is just as important as playing good. Ask any current or former college football player. I’d love to see a bit more open-mindness on this site. Makes yall sound like OLD PEOPLE! hahaha[/quote]

    Well, there’s innovative and good-looking.
    And there’s silly.

    “Innovative” only means someone took a shot at something. Doesn’t mean it’s automatically an improvement. Or that they hit the side of the barn. Any side. Even if they were inside it.

    Fringed soccer jerseys with the bare midriff look, of example.
    http://mirevolution....

    “Y…M…C…A…”

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 11:17 am |

    Yesterday, I attended an NAIA football game between Marian and Walsh (my photo, by the way):
    http://farm3.static....

    I was just wondering, did I devalue the profession of Division I football by attending an NAIA game? ;)

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    Ricko used the right word – silly – to describe the Caribou unis. They were indeed the silliest, but I thought for sure the Toros were the worst, with the diamondplate Ducks a VERY close second.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    This might be “innovative”. But is it GOOD?
    Colts with “Temple” look. Better if still in Maryland, with it rich horse racing history (hence the name “Colts”), though, cuz looks a bit like racing silks.

    Probably should have TVs on shoulders, per league rules. And the royal jersey would have white sleeves and the same side panel, to match the white pants home and road.

    Helmet? Maybe a single white stripe to harkback to the ’50s.

    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko

  • James Craven | November 15, 2009 at 11:20 am |

    Anyone notice, on the panty of one of the bikinis worn by the Sea Gals in the link to the SI Hot click column that there’s an “NFL Equipment” logo on the front?

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”360555″]This might be “innovative”. But is it GOOD?
    Colts with “Temple” look. Better if still in Maryland, with it rich horse racing history (hence the name “Colts”), though, cuz looks a bit like racing silks.

    Probably should have TVs on shoulders, per league rules. And the royal jersey would have white sleeves and the same side panel, to match the white pants home and road.

    Helmet? Maybe a single white stripe to harkback to the ’50s.

    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’d wear that uni!

    If the Colts were still in Baltimore I may have cried “Heresy!” But moving to Indianapolis gives them an excuse to establish their own identity. A little too late now, though, after winning a title in the traditional duds.

  • JTH | November 15, 2009 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”360553″]Yesterday, I attended an NAIA football game between Marian and Walsh (my photo, by the way):
    http://farm3.static....

    I was just wondering, did I devalue the profession of Division I football by attending an NAIA game? ;)[/quote]
    Better than that — you devalued the entire NCAA.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 11:30 am |

    Hey, I figured out the one element missing from yesterday’s Ole Miss jersey…and many other jerseys curretnly out there.

    See? Now THIS is PERFECT. Really finishes off the look designers are after these days.
    http://farm3.static....

    –Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”360539″][quote comment=”360537″]White Knoll High School here in South Carolina changed their logo this year with a new coach. there are two really odd things about it:

    1. The ‘W’ is the rap group Wu-Tang’s logo.

    2. Some helmet stickers are circles, some are ‘T’s and they are all different sizes.

    here is a gallery:

    http://www.sportsplu...

    Weird-ass uni-matchup in those pics. And holy hell, that dude in the middle on the blue team in pic #1 is a high schooler!? These guys are HUGE. I kind of like the idea of the “Wu-Tang W”, but it’s such a busy helmet you can’t tell from any distance what the hell is going on. I did notice that one player took his sticker freedom and made it look like a schlong. Classy.[/quote]

    Johnny, are you going today? Cuz im leaving in about 30 minutes if you want to carpool!

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”360558″][quote comment=”360553″]Yesterday, I attended an NAIA football game between Marian and Walsh (my photo, by the way):
    http://farm3.static....

    I was just wondering, did I devalue the profession of Division I football by attending an NAIA game? ;)[/quote]
    Better than that — you devalued the entire NCAA.[/quote]

    What if you and your buddies had said, “We can do that,” suited up, walked onto the field and attempted to play defensive line for one of the teams?

    Just sayin’. Maybe there’s a better analogy. Watching ain’t the same as doing. Or attempting to do.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”360554″]Ricko used the right word – silly – to describe the Caribou unis. They were indeed the silliest, but I thought for sure the Toros were the worst, with the diamondplate Ducks a VERY close second.[/quote]

    Toros certainly a bigger eyesore.
    One’s a bad “off the rack” uni.
    The other’s a dopey “innovation”.
    Of course, they both still suck.
    Nothing changes that.

    —Ricko

  • Hibbsy | November 15, 2009 at 11:50 am |

    I love this beautiful family on NFLShop.com. http://www.nflshop.c...
    The dad is a Bears fan, and the son likes the Packers. Also, the mother and daughter have patched up any AFC West differences.
    I guess they just really love the gear. They seem really happy.

  • Hibbsy | November 15, 2009 at 11:51 am |
  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”360561″][quote comment=”360558″][quote comment=”360553″]Yesterday, I attended an NAIA football game between Marian and Walsh (my photo, by the way):
    http://farm3.static....

    I was just wondering, did I devalue the profession of Division I football by attending an NAIA game? ;)[/quote]
    Better than that — you devalued the entire NCAA.[/quote]

    What if you and your buddies had said, “We can do that,” suited up, walked onto the field and attempted to play defensive line for one of the teams?

    Just sayin’. Maybe there’s a better analogy. Watching ain’t the same as doing. Or attempting to do.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Good point. I was looking at it in this way – I was paying a much less expensive price to see a football game, as opposed to paying 3-4 times as much (and pay for parking as well) to see a Division I game. I felt like the coach who was seeking help from UW for his hat design. Not that I felt guilty, nor should the coach feel guilty.

    I did have an “I can do that” moment of sorts by bringing along my camera. Instead of depending on a paid and highly-skilled photographer to show me pictures of the game, I took some myself. Been doing that at other games this season and had a blast.
    http://farm3.static....

    http://farm3.static....

    http://farm3.static....

    http://farm3.static....

  • Alex | November 15, 2009 at 11:53 am |

    Count me in with the pro-superfrog crowd. I thought that the hypermodern TCU unis against the traditional ASU made for a good-looking matchup.

  • leon | November 15, 2009 at 11:55 am |
  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”360567″]Noooooooo

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

    Really not that far from Teenage Mutant Ninja Horned Frogs as, y’know, football costumes go.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”360531″]Phil,

    Perhaps I may have missed it, but was there ever a final MLB Uniform Tracking post for everyone keeping track at home?[/quote]

    there was not…what im going to do (eventually, got so much going on now) is put everyone’s final tracking in one “post” and then paul has agreed to let me add them to the “research projects” section of the UW homepage, since the tracking will be part of the historical record…they’ll appear beneath the UW glossary, timmy b’s “white at home” and “nfl pro football uni history” sections…

    just haven’t had the time yet to collate everyone’s data into one spot

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    on another note…

    to answer some of the questions in the comments…before i lost EVERYTHING from last night’s original post, i had gone “off the board” to give the TCU/utah matchup a ‘worst uni match up honorable mention’…unfortunately, after losing that whole post, i just didn’t have the time to put the horney toads back, and i left jim’s original list in tact

    they and oregon/asu were contenders, but asu wore normal unis which rendered the “matchup” is ineligible for best or worst, because overall, one team looked pretty good while the other looked…well…like teenage mutant ninja ducks

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”360570″]on another note…

    to answer some of the questions in the comments…before i lost EVERYTHING from last night’s original post, i had gone “off the board” to give the TCU/utah matchup a ‘worst uni match up honorable mention’…unfortunately, after losing that whole post, i just didn’t have the time to put the horney toads back, and i left jim’s original list in tact

    they and oregon/asu were contenders, but asu wore normal unis which rendered the “matchup” is ineligible for best or worst, because overall, one team looked pretty good while the other looked…well…like teenage mutant ninja ducks[/quote]

    Yeah, ASU doesn’t look as bad as Utah, but this http://a.espncdn.com... looks worse than this http://a.espncdn.com... in my opinion. At least the frogs went more with the whole school colors thing…

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2009 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”360522″]last night RyCo40 and I had a pre-uni watch gathering and many a brain cells is no longer with me.[/quote]

    a game of hide the sausage before the sausage fest?

    /NTTAWWT

  • Steve | November 15, 2009 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”360541″][quote comment=”360529″]Tell you what…the PSU-Indiana game had a nice clean look about it. The Hoosiers really looked sharp with a great looking red helmet with two white stripes and a white “IU” in the sides. Clean looking white unis as well.[/quote]
    Ah, if only IU’s level of play could improve the way that their uniforms have. Their current set is so far and away better than the BFBS (and possibly NASCAR-inspired) eyesores of the Cam Cameron era.

    Blowhard though he may be, Bob Knight was right to rip Cam for dressing his team in one of Purdue’s colors. (If indeed that conversation actually took place.)

    I know they catch some grief for having a look that’s really similar to Oklahoma, but the unis are essentially a modernization of the ones their only Rose Bowl team wore. And if you’re going to draw inspiration from the past, that’s probably the era you want to look at.

    Plus, I mean c’mon, two stripes and a crimson facemask for the Hoosiers vs. no stripes and a white facemask for the Sooners. That’s a world of difference.[/quote]

    Is that Antwaan Randle Mediocre, I mean, El in that pic?

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”360571″][quote comment=”360570″]on another note…

    to answer some of the questions in the comments…before i lost EVERYTHING from last night’s original post, i had gone “off the board” to give the TCU/utah matchup a ‘worst uni match up honorable mention’…unfortunately, after losing that whole post, i just didn’t have the time to put the horney toads back, and i left jim’s original list in tact

    they and oregon/asu were contenders, but asu wore normal unis which rendered the “matchup” is ineligible for best or worst, because overall, one team looked pretty good while the other looked…well…like teenage mutant ninja ducks[/quote]

    Yeah, ASU doesn’t look as bad as Utah, but this http://a.espncdn.com... looks worse than this http://a.espncdn.com... in my opinion. At least the frogs went more with the whole school colors thing…[/quote]

    Other than adding red, black and carbon to purple and white, that is. ;)

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 12:39 pm |

    By the way, the IU/PSU game was indeed sharp. If the Hoosiers went with red pants that game would have made the list.

    Another one that just missed the list was Mich./ND…whoops, I mean Delaware/Navy:
    http://a.espncdn.com...

  • Nate | November 15, 2009 at 12:40 pm |

    So, a team that none of us knew existed with a uniform none of us had ever seen before wins the contest? Humbug.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”360574″][quote comment=”360571″][quote comment=”360570″]on another note…

    to answer some of the questions in the comments…before i lost EVERYTHING from last night’s original post, i had gone “off the board” to give the TCU/utah matchup a ‘worst uni match up honorable mention’…unfortunately, after losing that whole post, i just didn’t have the time to put the horney toads back, and i left jim’s original list in tact

    they and oregon/asu were contenders, but asu wore normal unis which rendered the “matchup” is ineligible for best or worst, because overall, one team looked pretty good while the other looked…well…like teenage mutant ninja ducks[/quote]

    Yeah, ASU doesn’t look as bad as Utah, but this http://a.espncdn.com... looks worse than this http://a.espncdn.com... in my opinion. At least the frogs went more with the whole school colors thing…[/quote]

    Other than adding red, black and carbon to purple and white, that is.

    ;)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Oh that’s right – I forgot they were a BFBS school…

  • Johnny F. | November 15, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”360560″][quote comment=”360539″][quote comment=”360537″]White Knoll High School here in South Carolina changed their logo this year with a new coach. there are two really odd things about it:

    1. The ‘W’ is the rap group Wu-Tang’s logo.

    2. Some helmet stickers are circles, some are ‘T’s and they are all different sizes.

    here is a gallery:

    http://www.sportsplu...

    Weird-ass uni-matchup in those pics. And holy hell, that dude in the middle on the blue team in pic #1 is a high schooler!? These guys are HUGE. I kind of like the idea of the “Wu-Tang W”, but it’s such a busy helmet you can’t tell from any distance what the hell is going on. I did notice that one player took his sticker freedom and made it look like a schlong. Classy.[/quote]

    Johnny, are you going today? Cuz im leaving in about 30 minutes if you want to carpool![/quote]

    Negative, as much as I’d love to. Have to pick the wifey (and co-worker) up at JFK at 2:45 and get them back up here. Not too pumped about it. I’ll be at the next one for sure….and will take you up on that carpool offer!

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”360576″]So, a team that none of us knew existed with a uniform none of us had ever seen before wins the contest? Humbug.[/quote]

    Your life experience defines the world, does it?

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    So, which team is gonna get new uni modifications cuz of a new head coach first, Michigan or Notre Dame?

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    i have to honestly say, aside from the fact that schools are booting tradition for the love of nike greenbacks, some of their pro combat unis aren’t the worst i’ve ever seen…completely unnecessary (unless, of course, they turn the players into complete superhumans, thereby confirming nike’s “hype” about the super-techno-gibberish about their material and makeup)…someone ought to keep track of the record of the nike-dressed teams in those 10 games…if they go 10-0…i’ll STFU on the subject

    however, one uni that, had it been worn before the worst uni ever list was complied, surely would have been a nominee was the tcu frogs…seriously…reptile skin? bloodlines on the helmet? black epaulettes?

    awful

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”360576″]So, a team that none of us knew existed with a uniform none of us had ever seen before wins the contest? Humbug.[/quote]

    Those who have successfully resisted the media and their “Soccer is bad” mantra (although that’s gotten a little better lately) knew about the Caribous. Obviously, even people who knew about them don’t talk much about them, though…

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”360576″]So, a team that none of us knew existed with a uniform none of us had ever seen before wins the contest? Humbug.[/quote]

    even poeple who were alive didn’t know about them…because, well…it’s soccer

    but that uniform has been long and well known by those who consider themselves “uni watchers” long before there was even a “uni watch”

    history is your friend…and always listen to ricko…you’ll learn something, guaranteed

  • Kurt Allen | November 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”360563″]I love this beautiful family on NFLShop.com.http://www.nflshop.c...
    The dad is a Bears fan, and the son likes the Packers. Also, the mother and daughter have patched up any AFC West differences.
    I guess they just really love the gear. They seem really happy.[/quote]

    Got the catalog at home, they all just got the tree (on top of the mini-van) and look ready to hurl snowballs at each other after putting several hundred on the Visa for the NFL gear…

  • MJM | November 15, 2009 at 12:58 pm |

    Those TCU pants and helmet were alot darker than I had expected. It almost looked monochrome.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”360581″]i have to honestly say, aside from the fact that schools are booting tradition for the love of nike greenbacks, some of their pro combat unis aren’t the worst i’ve ever seen…completely unnecessary (unless, of course, they turn the players into complete superhumans, thereby confirming nike’s “hype” about the super-techno-gibberish about their material and makeup)…someone ought to keep track of the record of the nike-dressed teams in those 10 games…if they go 10-0…i’ll STFU on the subject

    however, one uni that, had it been worn before the worst uni ever list was complied, surely would have been a nominee was the tcu frogs…seriously…reptile skin? bloodlines on the helmet? black epaulettes?

    awful[/quote]

    Can’t believe I’m sticking up for the big swoosh on this one…

    Reptile skin and bloodlines are kinda cool when your mascot is a horned frog. Carbon and steel is not kinda cool when your mascot is a duck. There’s the difference. TCU could have done a lot worse.

  • leon | November 15, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    Did anyone see the Iowa/OSU game yesterday: what was that extra decal……just dicking around as I cringe over skins wearing burgundy at home..oh wait, Denver just scored on their fourth play. Absolut (sic) disaster could be looming. Gotta get some limes and won’t be held responsible for any postings later today.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”360587″]Did anyone see the Iowa/OSU game yesterday: what was that extra decal……just dicking around as I cringe over skins wearing burgundy at home..oh wait, Denver just scored on their fourth play. Absolut (sic) disaster could be looming. Gotta get some limes and won’t be held responsible for any postings later today.[/quote]

    At least the fans at FedEx Field can display their anti-Snyder signs again…those who got the late memo: http://sports.espn.g...

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2009 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”360586″]Reptile skin and bloodlines are kinda cool when your mascot is a horned frog.[/quote]

    um…no

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”360586″][quote comment=”360581″]i have to honestly say, aside from the fact that schools are booting tradition for the love of nike greenbacks, some of their pro combat unis aren’t the worst i’ve ever seen…completely unnecessary (unless, of course, they turn the players into complete superhumans, thereby confirming nike’s “hype” about the super-techno-gibberish about their material and makeup)…someone ought to keep track of the record of the nike-dressed teams in those 10 games…if they go 10-0…i’ll STFU on the subject

    however, one uni that, had it been worn before the worst uni ever list was complied, surely would have been a nominee was the tcu frogs…seriously…reptile skin? bloodlines on the helmet? black epaulettes?

    awful[/quote]

    Can’t believe I’m sticking up for the big swoosh on this one…

    Reptile skin and bloodlines are kinda cool when your mascot is a horned frog. Carbon and steel is not kinda cool when your mascot is a duck. There’s the difference. TCU could have done a lot worse.[/quote]

    So that would make the Caribou fringe cool, too, right? Maybe some headbands with antlers for the Milwaukee Bucks? It’s team sports, not Cirque du Soleil.

    Ooo, snarky today, ain’t I. ;)

    Much rather be at Sheep Station this afternoon, maybe that’s the reason. Great day for Chicago fans, though; Bears not playing.

    (Egad, ever MORE snarkiness. LOL)

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 1:25 pm |

    Rarely seen Caribou prototypes…
    http://score.rims.k1...

  • Jamie | November 15, 2009 at 1:25 pm |

    Maybe I’m in the minority on this, but I liked TCU’s unis last night better than their usual ones. Better number font, and they didn’t have those annoying little triangles around the collar and sleeves.

    By the way, the comment preview is down (at least on my computer), so I’m taking a leap of faith hoping that I did that link right. *closes eyes and clicks ‘say it’*

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”360590″][quote comment=”360586″][quote comment=”360581″]i have to honestly say, aside from the fact that schools are booting tradition for the love of nike greenbacks, some of their pro combat unis aren’t the worst i’ve ever seen…completely unnecessary (unless, of course, they turn the players into complete superhumans, thereby confirming nike’s “hype” about the super-techno-gibberish about their material and makeup)…someone ought to keep track of the record of the nike-dressed teams in those 10 games…if they go 10-0…i’ll STFU on the subject

    however, one uni that, had it been worn before the worst uni ever list was complied, surely would have been a nominee was the tcu frogs…seriously…reptile skin? bloodlines on the helmet? black epaulettes?

    awful[/quote]

    Can’t believe I’m sticking up for the big swoosh on this one…

    Reptile skin and bloodlines are kinda cool when your mascot is a horned frog. Carbon and steel is not kinda cool when your mascot is a duck. There’s the difference. TCU could have done a lot worse.[/quote]

    So that would make the Caribou fringe cool, too, right? Maybe some headbands with antlers for the Milwaukee Bucks? It’s team sports, not Cirque du Soleil.

    Ooo, snarky today, ain’t I. ;)

    Much rather be at Sheep Station this afternoon, maybe that’s the reason. Great day for Chicago fans, though; Bears not playing.

    (Egad, ever MORE snarkiness. LOL)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Now if they went with raised horns or scales, then I’d agree with you. TCU is flirting with over-the-top, but the Caribou fringe WAS an over-the-top move. It’s like comparing apples with…rotten apples. Not the same.

    Before you get the wrong idea, I like this better: http://2.bp.blogspot...!.jpg

  • Joseph Skiba | November 15, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    Jags MJD with the crooked nameplate and numbers, I’m having deja vu and we’re not even playing…hahahaha

  • super390 | November 15, 2009 at 1:32 pm |

    When I was in college, TCU had for many years worn silver helmets and pants with purple jerseys, so I assumed those were the team colors. In that case, last night’s uniforms were actually closer to the proper team colors than the black jerseys they wore this year, with the gunmetal-lizard skin being closer to silver than black. If they had gotten the helmet to match the lighter color of the pants, I think it would have been a definite improvement.

    Besides, they used to make football pants out of beige canvas, which isn’t anyone’s team color.

  • Brian | November 15, 2009 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”360587″]Did anyone see the Iowa/OSU game yesterday: what was that extra decal……just dicking around as I cringe over skins wearing burgundy at home..oh wait, Denver just scored on their fourth play. Absolut (sic) disaster could be looming. Gotta get some limes and won’t be held responsible for any postings later today.[/quote]

    Are you talking about the “Evy” on the Iowa helmets? It’s for Forest Evashevski, a former football coach and athletic director at Iowa. He is the only Iowa coach to win a Rose Bowl.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”360595″]When I was in college, TCU had for many years worn silver helmets and pants with purple jerseys, so I assumed those were the team colors. In that case, last night’s uniforms were actually closer to the proper team colors than the black jerseys they wore this year, with the gunmetal-lizard skin being closer to silver than black. If they had gotten the helmet to match the lighter color of the pants, I think it would have been a definite improvement.[/quote]

    Here ya go: http://www.lbjsports...

  • mtjaws | November 15, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    I am watching the Dolphins-Buccaneers game today. First of all, I hate seeing Miami in all-white at home. It just bothers me to see them backwards in their color scheme/selections.

    But as for Tampa Bay, these pewter and red uniforms really “pop” with their vibrant colors. The colors are rich, compliment each other, and aren’t overloaded with those “bumperstickers”. I’m liking them even more today. They showed highlights of last week’s creamsicles, and while those were unique, they don’t stand out as much as these current ones do. The old ones just aren’t vibrant enough. They are certainly classics in uni-lore, but the current ones are one of the NFL’s best, in my opinion.

  • JTH | November 15, 2009 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”360590″][quote comment=”360586″][quote comment=”360581″]i have to honestly say, aside from the fact that schools are booting tradition for the love of nike greenbacks, some of their pro combat unis aren’t the worst i’ve ever seen…completely unnecessary (unless, of course, they turn the players into complete superhumans, thereby confirming nike’s “hype” about the super-techno-gibberish about their material and makeup)…someone ought to keep track of the record of the nike-dressed teams in those 10 games…if they go 10-0…i’ll STFU on the subject

    however, one uni that, had it been worn before the worst uni ever list was complied, surely would have been a nominee was the tcu frogs…seriously…reptile skin? bloodlines on the helmet? black epaulettes?

    awful[/quote]

    Can’t believe I’m sticking up for the big swoosh on this one…

    Reptile skin and bloodlines are kinda cool when your mascot is a horned frog. Carbon and steel is not kinda cool when your mascot is a duck. There’s the difference. TCU could have done a lot worse.[/quote]

    So that would make the Caribou fringe cool, too, right? Maybe some headbands with antlers for the Milwaukee Bucks? It’s team sports, not Cirque du Soleil.

    Ooo, snarky today, ain’t I. ;)

    Much rather be at Sheep Station this afternoon, maybe that’s the reason. Great day for Chicago fans, though; Bears not playing.

    (Egad, ever MORE snarkiness. LOL)

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Yeah, the Bears are using the extended time off to work with Reebok on their answer to the Pro Combat unis. They’ll be featuring a fur motif on Sunday night vs. the Eagles (who will be wearing feathers, natch.)

    Or maybe the offensive line is just eating a bunch of bear claws today.

    Wait. We’re into the “flexible scheduling” portion of the season. Why hasn’t that game been moved out of prime time yet?

  • Teebz | November 15, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    The Vancouver Canucks shit-kicked the baby blue Avalanche last night in those atrocious alternate jerseys.

    0-1 for the Avs right now in baby blue. Let’s hope they finish the season at 0-15 in those brutal alternates and decide to “retire” them.

    I know I’m hoping.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 2:12 pm |

    Hey, aren’t the Sunday Benchies supposed to be in color? I know newspapers are cutting back, but this is a blog. ;)

    Don’t know if it proves anything, but yes, I am one of the majority of guys who think the TP should go over the top. Fortunately, Mrs. V agrees. We agree on politics, religion and TP. Everything else is a crap shoot…

    Nice job, Ricko.

    Hey, while I have your ear, oh historic one, has there ever been this many 10-0 teams in college football? I tried doing some research, but I’m also babysitting. Everyone talks about parity, but there are a lot of undefeated teams.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    The party has started.

    Have one for those of us at home, guys.

  • JTH | November 15, 2009 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”360573″][quote comment=”360541″][quote comment=”360529″]Tell you what…the PSU-Indiana game had a nice clean look about it. The Hoosiers really looked sharp with a great looking red helmet with two white stripes and a white “IU” in the sides. Clean looking white unis as well.[/quote]
    Ah, if only IU’s level of play could improve the way that their uniforms have. Their current set is so far and away better than the BFBS (and possibly NASCAR-inspired) eyesores of the Cam Cameron era.

    Blowhard though he may be, Bob Knight was right to rip Cam for dressing his team in one of Purdue’s colors. (If indeed that conversation actually took place.)

    I know they catch some grief for having a look that’s really similar to Oklahoma, but the unis are essentially a modernization of the ones their only Rose Bowl team wore. And if you’re going to draw inspiration from the past, that’s probably the era you want to look at.

    Plus, I mean c’mon, two stripes and a crimson facemask for the Hoosiers vs. no stripes and a white facemask for the Sooners. That’s a world of difference.[/quote]

    Is that Antwaan Randle Mediocre, I mean, El in that pic?[/quote]
    Yeah, that was ARE.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 15, 2009 at 2:40 pm |

    The Ducks look better live in monochrome black.

    If only they had done the metallic-tape NOBs with the black jersey, so I could tell the difference between Nate Costa and Chad Peppars.

  • Chris | November 15, 2009 at 3:10 pm |

    I like how people are complaining TCU was too modern a look. As if, there normal uniforms are the bastion of tradition…what with the interchangable black purple and white combinations, the triangle patterns, etc.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 3:24 pm |

    Ah, the subtleties of design.

    I took the loop closest to the neckline and moved it so it became the loop farthest down the sleeve. In other words, I left one right where it was.

    Notice how much broader his shoulders look?
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”360605″]I like how people are complaining TCU was too modern a look. As if, there normal uniforms are the bastion of tradition…what with the interchangable black purple and white combinations, the triangle patterns, etc.[/quote]

    If you hit your tee shot four feet out of bounds, and your partner hit his tee shot forty yards out of bounds…they’re both still out of bounds.

    :)

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 3:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”360606″]Ah, the subtleties of design.

    I took the loop closest to the neckline and moved it so it became the loop farthest down the sleeve. In other words, I left one right where it was.

    Notice how much broader his shoulders look?
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    In other words…
    PAY ATTENTION, FOOTBALL PLAYERS!!!
    The cut and striping on an many, many, many of the new style jerseys don’t make you look nearly as good as you think they do.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 3:41 pm |

    Favre just heaved one 64 yards in the air to the Lions’ four.

    Next play, rolls left and drills one for the TD. Now 24-10, Vikings.

    I think by now we’ve pretty much established he WAS hurting last year.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 4:15 pm |

    Not a good day for black and gold. Great day for orange and black. Steelers just lost to the Bengals, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are losing to the BC Lions in the Eastern Conference semi-final. If BC defeats Montreal next week we could have an all-Western Grey Cup.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”360610″]Not a good day for black and gold. Great day for orange and black. Steelers just lost to the Bengals, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are losing to the BC Lions in the Eastern Conference semi-final. If BC defeats Montreal next week we could have an all-Western Grey Cup.[/quote]

    We WOULD have, that is…

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 4:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”360611″][quote comment=”360610″]Not a good day for black and gold. Great day for orange and black. Steelers just lost to the Bengals, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are losing to the BC Lions in the Eastern Conference semi-final. If BC defeats Montreal next week we could have an all-Western Grey Cup.[/quote]

    We WOULD have, that is…[/quote]

    In Calgary, right? Who’s the other West team still hanging around.

    —Ricko

  • Oakville Braised Lamb Shanks | November 15, 2009 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”360611″][quote comment=”360610″]Not a good day for black and gold. Great day for orange and black. Steelers just lost to the Bengals, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are losing to the BC Lions in the Eastern Conference semi-final. If BC defeats Montreal next week we could have an all-Western Grey Cup.[/quote]

    We WOULD have, that is…[/quote]

    Best game of the day – the CFL at it’s best. Esthetically – not that bad either

  • Oakville Braised Lamb Shanks | November 15, 2009 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”360612″][quote comment=”360611″][quote comment=”360610″]Not a good day for black and gold. Great day for orange and black. Steelers just lost to the Bengals, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are losing to the BC Lions in the Eastern Conference semi-final. If BC defeats Montreal next week we could have an all-Western Grey Cup.[/quote]

    We WOULD have, that is…[/quote]

    In Calgary, right? Who’s the other West team still hanging around.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Edmonton plays Calgary later today – the winner plays Saskatchewan to be the Western representative

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”360612″][quote comment=”360611″][quote comment=”360610″]Not a good day for black and gold. Great day for orange and black. Steelers just lost to the Bengals, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are losing to the BC Lions in the Eastern Conference semi-final. If BC defeats Montreal next week we could have an all-Western Grey Cup.[/quote]

    We WOULD have, that is…[/quote]

    In Calgary, right? Who’s the other West team still hanging around.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Calgary has Edmonton today. Winner plays at Saskatchewan.

    BC crossed over to the Eastern playoffs because they had a better record than Winnipeg or Toronto.

    And yes, the Grey Cup is in Calgary. I think it’s been nine years since that happened, when BC beat Montreal.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”360613″][quote comment=”360611″][quote comment=”360610″]Not a good day for black and gold. Great day for orange and black. Steelers just lost to the Bengals, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are losing to the BC Lions in the Eastern Conference semi-final. If BC defeats Montreal next week we could have an all-Western Grey Cup.[/quote]

    We WOULD have, that is…[/quote]

    Best game of the day – the CFL at it’s best. Esthetically – not that bad either[/quote]

    I’d take that over watching the Cowboys and Packers. Just hope Calgary doesn’t come out in the all-blacks again. Big rivalry game, so they should go throwback, IMO.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 4:29 pm |

    Chiefs (“Dallas Texans”) at Raiders is “Legacy Game”. Raiders have silver shield helmet logo.

    ‘Cept Raiders didn’t go to silver & black ’til ’63. That was first season of Kansas City Chiefs.

    Ah, well, still fun to see the “Texans”.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 4:31 pm |

    Nice matchup indeed in Steeltown (Hamilton, that is) http://static.cdn.mr...

  • Oakville Braised Lamb Shanks | November 15, 2009 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”360616″][quote comment=”360613″][quote comment=”360611″][quote comment=”360610″]Not a good day for black and gold. Great day for orange and black. Steelers just lost to the Bengals, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are losing to the BC Lions in the Eastern Conference semi-final. If BC defeats Montreal next week we could have an all-Western Grey Cup.[/quote]

    We WOULD have, that is…[/quote]

    Best game of the day – the CFL at it’s best. Esthetically – not that bad either[/quote]

    I’d take that over watching the Cowboys and Packers. Just hope Calgary doesn’t come out in the all-blacks again. Big rivalry game, so they should go throwback, IMO.[/quote]

    Unfortunately not (all black today) – Calgary as a city is 2 for 2 at screwing up what should be pretty good uni’s – the Flames and the Stampeders.

  • Chris | November 15, 2009 at 4:41 pm |

    Did anyone see the interview with David Garrard on the CBS postgame show? Up close those Jaguar jerseys are so strange. They have the weirdest jersey hole pattern I’ve ever seen. It was just glaringly different and stood out so much.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”360619″][quote comment=”360616″][quote comment=”360613″][quote comment=”360611″][quote comment=”360610″]Not a good day for black and gold. Great day for orange and black. Steelers just lost to the Bengals, and the Hamilton Tiger-Cats are losing to the BC Lions in the Eastern Conference semi-final. If BC defeats Montreal next week we could have an all-Western Grey Cup.[/quote]

    We WOULD have, that is…[/quote]

    Best game of the day – the CFL at it’s best. Esthetically – not that bad either[/quote]

    I’d take that over watching the Cowboys and Packers. Just hope Calgary doesn’t come out in the all-blacks again. Big rivalry game, so they should go throwback, IMO.[/quote]

    Unfortunately not (all black today) – Calgary as a city is 2 for 2 at screwing up what should be pretty good uni’s – the Flames and the Stampeders.[/quote]

    Go Esks! Actually Calgary is my 2nd favorite (after Hamilton) but those all-blacks are horrid. It would serve them right if they lost.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”360617″]Chiefs (“Dallas Texans”) at Raiders is “Legacy Game”. Raiders have silver shield helmet logo.

    ‘Cept Raiders didn’t go to silver & black ’til ’63. That was first season of Kansas City Chiefs.

    Ah, well, still fun to see the “Texans”.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Either of these would have been MORE fun to see, though.
    1960 & ’61…
    http://farm3.static....
    1962…
    http://farm3.static....

    (It’s the old “neither of those Raider unis has ever been seen on color TV” thing. Hell, I’ve never even seen a color game action PHOTO of either of those Raider unis.)

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 4:46 pm |

    Same as the Pirates of recent past, the Ti-Cats have a little Red For Red’s Sake going on. http://static.cdn.mr... What’s up with that? It’s even worse on the yellow alts, because then the red outlines the numbers.

    I’d rather they go with plain yellow pants than that mess.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”360622″][quote comment=”360617″]Chiefs (“Dallas Texans”) at Raiders is “Legacy Game”. Raiders have silver shield helmet logo.

    ‘Cept Raiders didn’t go to silver & black ’til ’63. That was first season of Kansas City Chiefs.

    Ah, well, still fun to see the “Texans”.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Either of these would have been MORE fun to see, though.
    1960 & ’61…
    http://farm3.static....
    1962…
    http://farm3.static....

    (It’s the old “neither of those Raider unis has ever been seen on color TV” thing. Hell, I’ve never even seen a color game action PHOTO of either of those Raider unis.)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    They should broadcast the game in black and white. Let the kids see what it was like for us growing up.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”360623″]Same as the Pirates of recent past, the Ti-Cats have a little Red For Red’s Sake going on. http://static.cdn.mr... What’s up with that? It’s even worse on the yellow alts, because then the red outlines the numbers.

    I’d rather they go with plain yellow pants than that mess.[/quote]

    Yeah, like the Tom Clements era.
    Among all the goofy pants stripes out there these days, I think those Ti-Cats things make the least sense.

    And, if the Tiger in the logo has a red tongue and that’s the justification for the red on the pants, that is reeeeeaaaaaalllllllyyyy a reach.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”360625″][quote comment=”360623″]Same as the Pirates of recent past, the Ti-Cats have a little Red For Red’s Sake going on. http://static.cdn.mr... What’s up with that? It’s even worse on the yellow alts, because then the red outlines the numbers.

    I’d rather they go with plain yellow pants than that mess.[/quote]

    Yeah, like the Tom Clements era.
    Among all the goofy pants stripes out there these days, I think those Ti-Cats things make the least sense.

    And, if the Tiger in the logo has a red tongue and that’s the justification for the red on the pants, that is reeeeeaaaaaalllllllyyyy a reach.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    old logo – http://www.ravensnes...

    new logo – http://www.denninger...

    Gotta say I never noticed the tongue before now.

  • Kek | November 15, 2009 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”360618″]Nice matchup indeed in Steeltown (Hamilton, that is) http://static.cdn.mr...
    Those fans in Steeltown look like they party and drink in the stands as much as those in the Steel City!

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 5:04 pm |
  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 5:04 pm |

    That’s be like the Black Hawks adding a kelly green sleeve stripe and saying it’s because there’s green in the sweater crest.

    It ain’t what’s in the logo. It’s what’s listed under “team colors”.

    Speaking of that, if we google “TCU colors” the first item that comes up is a lengthy pdf “TCU Branding Upate”, wherein it definitively says the school colors are purple and white.
    http://www.google.co...

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”360627″][quote comment=”360618″]Nice matchup indeed in Steeltown (Hamilton, that is) http://static.cdn.mr...
    Those fans in Steeltown look like they party and drink in the stands as much as those in the Steel City![/quote]

    Oh yeah, it’s a fun place. Haven’t been to a game in a couple of years, but they left a recorded voicemail this week inviting us to buy tickets to the playoff game. Guess they really wanted a sellout if they’re calling me…

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 5:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”360628″]Bleah! http://media.hamilto...

    Yeah! http://cfl-scrapbook...

    Hmm… http://www.steeltown...

    Or the revolutinary UW Tiger stripe comp sleeves? LOL
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko

  • Bo in Boulder | November 15, 2009 at 5:12 pm |

    Didn’t see yesterday’s Uni Watch until just now. Matt Powers states: “My guess is OU because they are playing A&M, a former Nike school who is now Adidas, due to a famous Nike story”
    I haven’t heard the story. Anyone care to share? Always wondered why they switched…

  • Kek | November 15, 2009 at 5:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”360631″][quote comment=”360627″][quote comment=”360618″]Nice matchup indeed in Steeltown (Hamilton, that is) http://static.cdn.mr...
    Those fans in Steeltown look like they party and drink in the stands as much as those in the Steel City![/quote]
    not sure if they got the sellout, but there were a lot of folks double-fisting molson canadian pounders in that crowd!

    On a similar note, I’ve been a Pitt season ticket holder since Heinz Field opened and I haven’t been to a crowd that rowdy/aggressive/drunk, etc. It was like a steeler game atmosphere
    Oh yeah, it’s a fun place. Haven’t been to a game in a couple of years, but they left a recorded voicemail this week inviting us to buy tickets to the playoff game. Guess they really wanted a sellout if they’re calling me…[/quote]

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”360633″]Didn’t see yesterday’s Uni Watch until just now. Matt Powers states: “My guess is OU because they are playing A&M, a former Nike school who is now Adidas, due to a famous Nike story”
    I haven’t heard the story. Anyone care to share? Always wondered why they switched…[/quote]

    Something about A&M wanting same deal as Texas, and Nike saying something to effect of, “You aren’t Texas and you never well be.”

    “Hello, adidas? A&M calling…”

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 5:22 pm |

    The trouble with black tape on shoes is that it makes Dwayne Bowe look like Bobby Bell.

    Not that Bell couldn’t have played probably any postion (was a QB in high school), but he didn’t catch a whole mess of passes in his pro career.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 5:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”360636″]The trouble with black tape on shoes is that it makes Dwayne Bowe look like Bobby Bell.

    Not that Bell couldn’t have played probably any postion (was a QB in high school), but he didn’t catch a whole mess of passes in his pro career.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Shoes and ankles, that is.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 5:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”360637″][quote comment=”360636″]The trouble with black tape on shoes is that it makes Dwayne Bowe look like Bobby Bell.

    Not that Bell couldn’t have played probably any postion (was a QB in high school), but he didn’t catch a whole mess of passes in his pro career.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Shoes and ankles, that is.[/quote]

    Bobby Bell catching a Raider http://www.corbisima...
    Anyone know what that sign is on the fence?

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 5:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”360638″][quote comment=”360637″][quote comment=”360636″]The trouble with black tape on shoes is that it makes Dwayne Bowe look like Bobby Bell.

    Not that Bell couldn’t have played probably any postion (was a QB in high school), but he didn’t catch a whole mess of passes in his pro career.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Shoes and ankles, that is.[/quote]

    Bobby Bell catching a Raider http://www.corbisima...
    Anyone know what that sign is on the fence?[/quote]

    Raider is Hewritt Dixon.
    Sign is maybe for the vote on building Arrowhead?
    Just as guess.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 6:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”360639″][quote comment=”360638″][quote comment=”360637″][quote comment=”360636″]The trouble with black tape on shoes is that it makes Dwayne Bowe look like Bobby Bell.

    Not that Bell couldn’t have played probably any postion (was a QB in high school), but he didn’t catch a whole mess of passes in his pro career.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Shoes and ankles, that is.[/quote]

    Bobby Bell catching a Raider http://www.corbisima...
    Anyone know what that sign is on the fence?[/quote]

    Raider is Hewritt Dixon.
    Sign is maybe for the vote on building Arrowhead?
    Just as guess.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    The photos was taken on Thanksgiving 1967.

    Could be for the A’s’ last game at Municipal Stadium? According to this site http://www.ballparks... “In 1967, a bond was issued to build a new stadium for the A’s. However, Charlie Finley decided to move the team to Oakland after the 1967 season.”

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 6:09 pm |

    Nope, the last KC A’s game was on Oct. 1, 1967 according to this site: http://www.sportsecy...

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 6:15 pm |

    Still could be something Arrowhead, cuz KC built Arrowhead strictly for football…and a separate ballpark for the Royals (since they didn’t exist til ’69).

    Chiefs Wiki page says first season in Arrowhead was ’72. So the lead time is about right. Five years.

    I’m not lobbying for my point, just trying to figure out if new stadium has anything to do with the sign.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | November 15, 2009 at 6:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”360629″]That’s be like the Black Hawks adding a kelly green sleeve stripe and saying it’s because there’s green in the sweater crest.

    It ain’t what’s in the logo. It’s what’s listed under “team colors”.

    Speaking of that, if we google “TCU colors” the first item that comes up is a lengthy pdf “TCU Branding Upate”, wherein it definitively says the school colors are purple and white.
    http://www.google.co...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Maybe the Steelers will add blue outlines and red dropshadows to the jersey numbers to match the hypocycloids.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 6:17 pm |

    Getting Chiefs-Raiders and Cowboys-Packers.
    A pair of three-point games.
    For the moment, anyway.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 6:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”360643″][quote comment=”360629″]That’s be like the Black Hawks adding a kelly green sleeve stripe and saying it’s because there’s green in the sweater crest.

    It ain’t what’s in the logo. It’s what’s listed under “team colors”.

    Speaking of that, if we google “TCU colors” the first item that comes up is a lengthy pdf “TCU Branding Upate”, wherein it definitively says the school colors are purple and white.
    http://www.google.co...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Maybe the Steelers will add blue outlines and red dropshadows to the jersey numbers to match the hypocycloids.[/quote]

    And iron workers spit. So maybe snot green.
    Hey, if it works for Horned Frogs’ bleeding eyes or gonads (or whatever it is).

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 6:25 pm |

    Someone asked if we’d seen the Jags post-game interview.

    Hmmm, judging by the likely interest in the game, would interest in a post-game interview be?

    Kidding. I happened to catch a bit of the interview. Jersey fabric definitely different-looking. Who knows, I’ve never seen a shaved jaguar, so maybe….

    Nah, probably not.

    —Ricko

  • Dave | November 15, 2009 at 6:32 pm |

    Here’s the game: http://www.baseball-...

    July 17, 1976: Walter Alston wins his 2,000th game as Dodger manager.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 6:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”360645″][quote comment=”360643″][quote comment=”360629″]That’s be like the Black Hawks adding a kelly green sleeve stripe and saying it’s because there’s green in the sweater crest.

    It ain’t what’s in the logo. It’s what’s listed under “team colors”.

    Speaking of that, if we google “TCU colors” the first item that comes up is a lengthy pdf “TCU Branding Upate”, wherein it definitively says the school colors are purple and white.
    http://www.google.co...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Maybe the Steelers will add blue outlines and red dropshadows to the jersey numbers to match the hypocycloids.[/quote]

    And iron workers spit. So maybe snot green.
    Hey, if it works for Horned Frogs’ bleeding eyes or gonads (or whatever it is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Iron workers breathe in so much smoke they’d probably spit black. I’d take neon yellow, though.

    Don’t give them any ideas about the blue and red shadowing.

    Okay, I’m off to my friend’s house until Mrs. V is done watching Desparate Housewives. See you for the 2nd half of the Pats/Colts.

    Wonder how many Pabst Blue Ribbons Paul has had at the UW gathering…

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 6:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”360648″][quote comment=”360645″][quote comment=”360643″][quote comment=”360629″]That’s be like the Black Hawks adding a kelly green sleeve stripe and saying it’s because there’s green in the sweater crest.

    It ain’t what’s in the logo. It’s what’s listed under “team colors”.

    Speaking of that, if we google “TCU colors” the first item that comes up is a lengthy pdf “TCU Branding Upate”, wherein it definitively says the school colors are purple and white.
    http://www.google.co...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Maybe the Steelers will add blue outlines and red dropshadows to the jersey numbers to match the hypocycloids.[/quote]

    And iron workers spit. So maybe snot green.
    Hey, if it works for Horned Frogs’ bleeding eyes or gonads (or whatever it is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Iron workers breathe in so much smoke they’d probably spit black. I’d take neon yellow, though.

    Don’t give them any ideas about the blue and red shadowing.

    Okay, I’m off to my friend’s house until Mrs. V is done watching Desparate Housewives. See you for the 2nd half of the Pats/Colts.

    Wonder how many Pabst Blue Ribbons Paul has had at the UW gathering…[/quote]

    That show bugs me. All the housewives are so…desperate.

  • Mark | November 15, 2009 at 7:03 pm |

    New Twins Caps:

    New Road Hat: http://shop.mlb.com/...

    New Road Hat W/Patch: http://shop.mlb.com/...

    New Alternate Hat: http://shop.mlb.com/...

  • Mark | November 15, 2009 at 7:03 pm |

    Fixed
    [quote comment=”360650″]New Twins Caps:

    New Road Hat: http://shop.mlb.com/...

    New Road Hat W/Patch: http://shop.mlb.com/...

    New Alternate Hat: http://shop.mlb.com/...

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2009 at 7:08 pm |

    While searching mlb.com for the royals new cap, I found this crossover cap in chiefs colors:

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

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2009 at 7:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”360649″][quote comment=”360648″][quote comment=”360645″][quote comment=”360643″][quote comment=”360629″]That’s be like the Black Hawks adding a kelly green sleeve stripe and saying it’s because there’s green in the sweater crest.

    It ain’t what’s in the logo. It’s what’s listed under “team colors”.

    Speaking of that, if we google “TCU colors” the first item that comes up is a lengthy pdf “TCU Branding Upate”, wherein it definitively says the school colors are purple and white.
    http://www.google.co...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Maybe the Steelers will add blue outlines and red dropshadows to the jersey numbers to match the hypocycloids.[/quote]

    And iron workers spit. So maybe snot green.
    Hey, if it works for Horned Frogs’ bleeding eyes or gonads (or whatever it is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Iron workers breathe in so much smoke they’d probably spit black. I’d take neon yellow, though.

    Don’t give them any ideas about the blue and red shadowing.

    Okay, I’m off to my friend’s house until Mrs. V is done watching Desparate Housewives. See you for the 2nd half of the Pats/Colts.

    Wonder how many Pabst Blue Ribbons Paul has had at the UW gathering…[/quote]

    That show bugs me. All the housewives are so…desperate.[/quote]

    Paul doesnt drink PBR because Phil Knight, Nike’s emperor loved them and originally named Nike, Blue Ribbon Sports in their honor!

    BTW, The gathering was very cool…thanks to all who showed up.

  • Eric B in KC | November 15, 2009 at 7:19 pm |

    i haven’t seen it mentioned so give me a STFU if it has been, but it seems like a lot of the new nike football pants (maybe all of them) just have a flat panel where a zipper, laces or some sort of fly used to be. is that new this year?

  • flip | November 15, 2009 at 7:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”360606″]Ah, the subtleties of design.

    I took the loop closest to the neckline and moved it so it became the loop farthest down the sleeve. In other words, I left one right where it was.

    Notice how much broader his shoulders look?
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Wish the Jets would do that.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 7:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”360655″][quote comment=”360606″]Ah, the subtleties of design.

    I took the loop closest to the neckline and moved it so it became the loop farthest down the sleeve. In other words, I left one right where it was.

    Notice how much broader his shoulders look?
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Wish the Jets would do that.[/quote]

    Kinda did one of those a while back…
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko

  • flip | November 15, 2009 at 7:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”360656″][quote comment=”360655″][quote comment=”360606″]Ah, the subtleties of design.

    I took the loop closest to the neckline and moved it so it became the loop farthest down the sleeve. In other words, I left one right where it was.

    Notice how much broader his shoulders look?
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Wish the Jets would do that.[/quote]

    Kinda did one of those a while back…
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Better, but still too high IMO.
    http://archive.profo...
    https://www.beckett....
    http://1.bp.blogspot...

  • Dave | November 15, 2009 at 7:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”360650″]New Twins Caps:

    New Road Hat:http://shop.mlb.com/...

    New Road Hat W/Patch: http://shop.mlb.com/...

    New Alternate Hat:http://shop.mlb.com/...

    The new roadie is beautiful and the patch looks nice. But I’m a bit skeptical over how well the patch will turn out after its sewn on and scaled down even more.

    Are they gonna bring these back with the alts next year?

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 7:48 pm |

    Anyone wanna DIY a USFL hat?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 7:49 pm |

    Uh-oh, player complaints spur NFL investigation in Cleveland?

    Are the wheels coming off the Great Mangini’s Medicine Show wagon?

    Can’t imagine why. I mean, he did so well with the Jets.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 7:54 pm |

    Hey, Cardinals had this look goin’ today…
    http://farm4.static....

    “Lumberjack Cannonball Red”.

    —Ricko

  • =bg= | November 15, 2009 at 7:54 pm |

    Cards look terrible in all-red. Yech.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 7:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”360658″][quote comment=”360650″]New Twins Caps:

    New Road Hat:http://shop.mlb.com/...

    New Road Hat W/Patch: http://shop.mlb.com/...

    New Alternate Hat:http://shop.mlb.com/...

    The new roadie is beautiful and the patch looks nice. But I’m a bit skeptical over how well the patch will turn out after its sewn on and scaled down even more.

    Are they gonna bring these back with the alts next year?[/quote]

    What does a new stadium have to do with a team’s road uniforms?

  • JTH | November 15, 2009 at 8:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”360653″]Paul doesnt drink PBR because Phil Knight, Nike’s emperor loved them and originally named Nike, Blue Ribbon Sports in their honor![/quote]
    Funny. I was out with a friend the other night and his company promotes a bull riding/rodeo type thing called Superbull. They compete with the PBR tour.

    As a joke, I suggested that they should get Pabst to sponsor them so they can call it PBR Superbull.

    He LOVED the idea and said they’d offer it to Pabst for nothing.

    So if that deal does happen, you’ll have me to “thank” for that bit of logo creep/corporate douchebaggery.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 8:10 pm |

    “Paul doesnt drink PBR because Phil Knight, Nike’s emperor loved them and originally named Nike, Blue Ribbon Sports in their honor!”

    As an athletic shoe company name it beats the hell out of “Clydesdale,” though, that’s for sure.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2009 at 8:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”360653″]The gathering was very cool…thanks to all who showed up.[/quote]

    yup…(just got back, finally)…

    twas awesome…all except for the dude who put a NOB on the back of a DIY duke snider brooklyn dodgers hoodie

  • Johnny F. | November 15, 2009 at 8:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”360664″][quote comment=”360653″]Paul doesnt drink PBR because Phil Knight, Nike’s emperor loved them and originally named Nike, Blue Ribbon Sports in their honor![/quote]
    Funny. I was out with a friend the other night and his company promotes a bull riding/rodeo type thing called Superbull. They compete with the PBR tour.

    As a joke, I suggested that they should get Pabst to sponsor them so they can call it PBR Superbull.

    He LOVED the idea and said they’d offer it to Pabst for nothing.

    So if that deal does happen, you’ll have me to “thank” for that bit of logo creep/corporate douchebaggery.[/quote]

    It’s always bothered me that Pabst Blue Ribbon wasn’t a sponsor for the PBR tour.

    It’s also bothered me that this great Pats-Colts rivalry will be remembered with the “Flying John Kerry” uniforms. Can’t the Pats wear a throwback kit just once to make it a beautiful game!?

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2009 at 8:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”360666″][quote comment=”360653″]The gathering was very cool…thanks to all who showed up.[/quote]

    yup…(just got back, finally)…

    twas awesome…all except for the dude who put a NOB on the back of a DIY duke snider brooklyn dodgers hoodie[/quote]

    What an idiot!

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2009 at 8:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”360668″][quote comment=”360666″][quote comment=”360653″]The gathering was very cool…thanks to all who showed up.[/quote]

    yup…(just got back, finally)…

    twas awesome…all except for the dude who put a NOB on the back of a DIY duke snider brooklyn dodgers hoodie[/quote]

    What an idiot![/quote]

    here’s a good next DIY project

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 8:46 pm |

    Or maybe a 1925 Bears jersey with “GRANGE” on the back?

  • Paul Lukas | November 15, 2009 at 8:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”360620″]Did anyone see the interview with David Garrard on the CBS postgame show? Up close those Jaguar jerseys are so strange. They have the weirdest jersey hole pattern I’ve ever seen. It was just glaringly different and stood out so much.[/quote]

    I actually pointed that out at the Uni Watch party (they had that game on the teevee). That stretch-mesh fabric, which looks sort of like a paper towel, is the same material the Giants are using.

  • Traxel | November 15, 2009 at 8:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”360591″]Rarely seen Caribou prototypes…
    http://score.rims.k1...
    I have to say I laughed out loud at that one Ricko!

    On the Caribou blouses, I think you pointed out that mid drift thing a week or so ago. Looking at the pics again, it looks like a Damon Wayans getup from “Men on Football”. While the Toros jersey might be less color spectrum acceptable, I’d actually be proud to wear it for the “so bad it’s good” sake. But that Caribou garb…..man…..I know I’d be nervous letting my kids get halloween candy from someone dressed up in that costume. It wins. Hands down.

  • Johnny F. | November 15, 2009 at 8:59 pm |

    Do the Patriots have the only all-dreadlocked I formation in the NFL? The most dreads in football? Kind of funny coming from a Bill B. coached team.

  • Eric B in KC | November 15, 2009 at 9:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”360673″]Do the Patriots have the only all-dreadlocked I formation in the NFL? The most dreads in football? Kind of funny coming from a Bill B. coached team.[/quote]

    didn’t they just activate isaiah stanback? if he still has his dreads and lines up at qb for a play or two, the pats might set a record for most hair in one backfield.

  • Eric B in KC | November 15, 2009 at 9:09 pm |

    does brady have the insides of his ear holes taped over? i’m guessing that’s for the noise?

  • Stuby | November 15, 2009 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”360674″][quote comment=”360673″]Do the Patriots have the only all-dreadlocked I formation in the NFL? The most dreads in football? Kind of funny coming from a Bill B. coached team.[/quote]

    didn’t they just activate isaiah stanback? if he still has his dreads and lines up at qb for a play or two, the pats might set a record for most hair in one backfield.[/quote]
    He’s in the game at receiver. Weird seeing a #9 catch a pass.

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2009 at 9:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”360669″][quote comment=”360668″][quote comment=”360666″][quote comment=”360653″]The gathering was very cool…thanks to all who showed up.[/quote]

    yup…(just got back, finally)…

    twas awesome…all except for the dude who put a NOB on the back of a DIY duke snider brooklyn dodgers hoodie[/quote]

    What an idiot![/quote]

    here’s a good next DIY project[/quote]

    I’ll see your Gehrig and raise you this:
    http://farm4.static....

    Ah, the timeless art of seduction:
    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    And why the hell does MY PICTURE pop up when I do a google image search for “George Costanza Yankee Jersey”?

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2009 at 9:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”360677″][I’ll see your Gehrig and raise you this:
    http://farm4.static....

    Ah, the timeless art of seduction:
    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    And why the hell does MY PICTURE pop up when I do a google image search for “George Costanza Yankee Jersey”?
    [/quote]

    hey…only one broken link this time ;)

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2009 at 9:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”360677″][quote comment=”360669″][quote comment=”360668″][quote comment=”360666″][quote comment=”360653″]The gathering was very cool…thanks to all who showed up.[/quote]

    yup…(just got back, finally)…

    twas awesome…all except for the dude who put a NOB on the back of a DIY duke snider brooklyn dodgers hoodie[/quote]

    What an idiot![/quote]

    here’s a good next DIY project[/quote]

    I’ll see your Gehrig and raise you this:
    http://farm4.static....

    Ah, the timeless art of seduction:
    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    And why the hell does MY PICTURE pop up when I do a google image search for “George Costanza Yankee Jersey”?

    [/quote]

    Fixed:
    http://media.photobu...

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2009 at 9:34 pm |

    now it’s fixed

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2009 at 9:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”360677″]And why the hell does MY PICTURE pop up when I do a google image search for “George Costanza Yankee Jersey”?[/quote]

    holy shit … it does

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 9:37 pm |

    Speaking of “friendly” player photos…
    http://www.thesportg...

    And you thought Hornung was a ladies man.

    —Rick

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2009 at 9:49 pm |

    The question is: who is ND playing in that pic, Iowa, Purdue, Army, Vandy?

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 9:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”360683″]The question is: who is ND playing in that pic, Iowa, Purdue, Army, Vandy?[/quote]

    Iowa. All the others u mentioned wore old gold.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 9:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”360684″][quote comment=”360683″]The question is: who is ND playing in that pic, Iowa, Purdue, Army, Vandy?[/quote]

    Iowa. All the others u mentioned wore old gold.[/quote]

    MY GOD IOWA’S BEEN RIPPING OFF THE STEELERS FOREVER!!!!

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2009 at 10:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”360685″][quote comment=”360684″][quote comment=”360683″]The question is: who is ND playing in that pic, Iowa, Purdue, Army, Vandy?[/quote]

    Iowa. All the others u mentioned wore old gold.[/quote]

    MY GOD IOWA’S BEEN RIPPING OFF THE STEELERS FOREVER!!!![/quote]

    What’s interesting is that accordiing to the interwebs, Notre Dame didn’t even finish in the top 20 in 1956, whereas Iowa finished #3 when they whipped Oregon State in the Granddaddy.

    Hornung won the Heisman though.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 10:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”360686″][quote comment=”360685″][quote comment=”360684″][quote comment=”360683″]The question is: who is ND playing in that pic, Iowa, Purdue, Army, Vandy?[/quote]

    Iowa. All the others u mentioned wore old gold.[/quote]

    MY GOD IOWA’S BEEN RIPPING OFF THE STEELERS FOREVER!!!![/quote]

    What’s interesting is that accordiing to the interwebs, Notre Dame didn’t even finish in the top 20 in 1956, whereas Iowa finished #3 when they whipped Oregon State in the Granddaddy.

    Hornung won the Heisman though.[/quote]

    Think he was last winner from a losing team.

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2009 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”360668″]
    twas awesome…all except for the dude who put a NOB on the back of a DIY duke snider brooklyn dodgers hoodie[/quote]

    What an idiot![/quote]

    indeed

  • ric | November 15, 2009 at 10:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”360687″][quote comment=”360686″][quote comment=”360685″][quote comment=”360684″][quote comment=”360683″]The question is: who is ND playing in that pic, Iowa, Purdue, Army, Vandy?[/quote]

    Iowa. All the others u mentioned wore old gold.[/quote]

    MY GOD IOWA’S BEEN RIPPING OFF THE STEELERS FOREVER!!!![/quote]

    What’s interesting is that accordiing to the interwebs, Notre Dame didn’t even finish in the top 20 in 1956, whereas Iowa finished #3 when they whipped Oregon State in the Granddaddy.

    Hornung won the Heisman though.[/quote]

    Think he was last winner from a losing team.[/quote]
    Hornung’s the only Heisman winner from a losing team.

  • E-Rick | November 15, 2009 at 10:16 pm |

    Howabout a worst. logo. ever. contest next?

  • MPowers1634 | November 15, 2009 at 10:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”360688″][quote comment=”360668″]
    twas awesome…all except for the dude who put a NOB on the back of a DIY duke snider brooklyn dodgers hoodie[/quote]

    What an idiot![/quote]

    indeed[/quote]

    Ya know, Paul is gonna be pissed about you callin him an idiot.

  • Ricko | November 15, 2009 at 10:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”360689″][quote comment=”360687″][quote comment=”360686″][quote comment=”360685″][quote comment=”360684″][quote comment=”360683″]The question is: who is ND playing in that pic, Iowa, Purdue, Army, Vandy?[/quote]

    Iowa. All the others u mentioned wore old gold.[/quote]

    MY GOD IOWA’S BEEN RIPPING OFF THE STEELERS FOREVER!!!![/quote]

    What’s interesting is that accordiing to the interwebs, Notre Dame didn’t even finish in the top 20 in 1956, whereas Iowa finished #3 when they whipped Oregon State in the Granddaddy.

    Hornung won the Heisman though.[/quote]

    Think he was last winner from a losing team.[/quote]
    Hornung’s the only Heisman winner from a losing team.[/quote]

    You’re absolutely right. And I should have stated it that way. And they were really GOOD at losing, too. The Irish that year won, what, two games I think.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | November 15, 2009 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”360691″][quote comment=”360688″][quote comment=”360668″]
    twas awesome…all except for the dude who put a NOB on the back of a DIY duke snider brooklyn dodgers hoodie[/quote]

    What an idiot![/quote]

    indeed[/quote]

    Ya know, Paul is gonna be pissed about you callin him an idiot.[/quote]
    Good Lord! Is that #4 like 20 inches high?

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2009 at 10:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”360693″][quote comment=”360691″][quote comment=”360688″][quote comment=”360668″][quote]
    twas awesome…all except for the dude who put a NOB on the back of a DIY duke snider brooklyn dodgers hoodie[/quote]

    What an idiot![/quote]

    indeed[/quote]

    Ya know, Paul is gonna be pissed about you callin him an idiot.[/quote]
    Good Lord! Is that #4 like 20 inches high?[/quote]

    matt’s just a wee bit vertically challenged

    but yeah…it’s like a 16″ numba

    at least he spelled duke’s name correctly

  • Teebz | November 15, 2009 at 10:51 pm |

    Looked like a great time, kids! Wish I could have been there… although they probably didn’t serve any Canadian beer. LOL

    UW Winter Classic is coming up in January in Minnesota. There are some interesting offers of events that are going on that weekend. If you’re interested in going, I’m going to start coordinating this event next week. I’ll let you all know what the options are, and what we’re doing for hotels/events/etc.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 11:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”360659″]Anyone wanna DIY a USFL hat?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Oooh, that would go with my Panthers t-shirt. Very nice.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 11:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”360685″][quote comment=”360684″][quote comment=”360683″]The question is: who is ND playing in that pic, Iowa, Purdue, Army, Vandy?[/quote]

    Iowa. All the others u mentioned wore old gold.[/quote]

    MY GOD IOWA’S BEEN RIPPING OFF THE STEELERS FOREVER!!!![/quote]

    Maybe the Steelers should rip off Iowa and put an ANS sticker on their helmets (America Needs Steelworkers)…

  • mtjaws | November 15, 2009 at 11:30 pm |

    wow, I just saw those Colts’ shoulder “loops”, and they look terrible. At least Manning’s go down a bit, but that defender’s stripes are like less than a foot long.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 11:31 pm |

    For everyone who thinks the Atlanta Falcons look bad, get a load of the defending CFL champs, the Calgary Stampeders: http://static.cdn.mr...

    So it’s the Stamps and Riders in the west, while BC goes to Montreal for the eastern final. Please please please let it be a throwback Grey Cup.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 11:37 pm |

    Hey look, a number zero!
    http://static.cdn.mr...

    Gonna miss those Eskimos unis throughout the rest of the playoffs.

  • JimV19 | November 15, 2009 at 11:39 pm |

    Take that, flying Elvis!

  • LI Phil | November 15, 2009 at 11:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”360698″]wow, I just saw those Colts’ shoulder “loops”, and they look terrible. At least Manning’s go down a bit, but that defender’s stripes are like less than a foot long.[/quote]

    was discussing that with ricko earlier

    mathis in particular…disgraceful

  • Geenf | November 16, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”360690″]Howabout a worst. logo. ever. contest next?[/quote]

    The Macon Whoopee.

    Nuf. Sed.

    http://www.hockeydb....

  • Hoolie | November 16, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    Hey Jim Vilk, the Big Ten is NOT overrated. It’s the SEC that’s overrated. The conference is a joke and the unis are a joke. The Big Ten is filled with classic, traditional unis that stand the test of time while the SEC is filled with a bunch of clown acts. AND, if you’re going to mention the ANF sticker on Iowa’s helmet, show a picture where you can see it.

    The games you pick. What is your criteria?? Week in and week out you pick some of the worst unis in college football and call them great uni matchups. Colored facemasks? White cleats? Dopey color schemes? Overdesigned unis that the Nike machine continues to crank out? Maybe you need to do a article telling us how you decide on these Top 5 uni match ups. And to the classic question I know you are asking, “oh, and you can do better?” Yes, I can do better.

  • Matt L. | November 16, 2009 at 10:02 am |

    What made the Oregon Ducks so hideous this weekend were the helmets’ matte finishes. (Or was that eggshell?)

  • Ricko | November 16, 2009 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”360717″]Hey Jim Vilk, the Big Ten is NOT overrated. It’s the SEC that’s overrated. The conference is a joke and the unis are a joke. The Big Ten is filled with classic, traditional unis that stand the test of time while the SEC is filled with a bunch of clown acts. AND, if you’re going to mention the ANF sticker on Iowa’s helmet, show a picture where you can see it.

    The games you pick. What is your criteria?? Week in and week out you pick some of the worst unis in college football and call them great uni matchups. Colored facemasks? White cleats? Dopey color schemes? Overdesigned unis that the Nike machine continues to crank out? Maybe you need to do a article telling us how you decide on these Top 5 uni match ups. And to the classic question I know you are asking, “oh, and you can do better?” Yes, I can do better.[/quote]

    Black cleats inherently good. White inherently evil. Okay, got it.

    Anything else that would automatically disqualify a uni from looking good…before you’ve even seen it?

    Hate orange? Purple? Green?

    Not defending The Selector. He has said in the past what his preferences are, no secret about them. And, while he does generally favor traditional gear, he still picks his fair share of “crazy newbie one-offs,” so he certainly doesn’t deserve to be categorized in one camp or the other.

    Do I agree with him all the time? Hell, no. From a straight color standpoint, Miami at North Carolina was a great watch on Saturday…but the Hurricanes “cut paper” graphics just don’t seem to get much love here, and the game got no mention one way or the either.

    But, hey, if he wants to pore over all those game photos every Saturday, good for him. Lotta work. And it gives us something to talk about.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | November 16, 2009 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”360734″][quote comment=”360717″]Hey Jim Vilk, the Big Ten is NOT overrated. It’s the SEC that’s overrated. The conference is a joke and the unis are a joke. The Big Ten is filled with classic, traditional unis that stand the test of time while the SEC is filled with a bunch of clown acts. AND, if you’re going to mention the ANF sticker on Iowa’s helmet, show a picture where you can see it.

    The games you pick. What is your criteria?? Week in and week out you pick some of the worst unis in college football and call them great uni matchups. Colored facemasks? White cleats? Dopey color schemes? Overdesigned unis that the Nike machine continues to crank out? Maybe you need to do a article telling us how you decide on these Top 5 uni match ups. And to the classic question I know you are asking, “oh, and you can do better?” Yes, I can do better.[/quote]

    Black cleats inherently good. White inherently evil. Okay, got it.

    Anything else that would automatically disqualify a uni from looking good…before you’ve even seen it?

    Hate orange? Purple? Green?

    Not defending The Selector. He has said in the past what his preferences are, no secret about them. And, while he does generally favor traditional gear, he still picks his fair share of “crazy newbie one-offs,” so he certainly doesn’t deserve to be categorized in one camp or the other.

    Do I agree with him all the time? Hell, no. From a straight color standpoint, Miami at North Carolina was a great watch on Saturday…but the Hurricanes “cut paper” graphics just don’t seem to get much love here, and the game got no mention one way or the either.

    But, hey, if he wants to pore over all those game photos every Saturday, good for him. Lotta work. And it gives us something to talk about.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Thanks for commenting. It’s good to know you’re reading.

    Just a couple of things: first, both the Big Ten and the SEC have their share of classic and forgettable unis. They both get noticed in the Top 5…more than I would like. I’d like to showcase other conferences as well, but not at the expense of a classically great matchup.

    Second, you must be a new reader, because the ANF sticker gets mentioned and/or shown every week in the comments. Ricko usually answers the inevitable question about it, so I just beat him to the punch this time. Sorry for forgetting there are infrequent or first-time readers.

    As for the teams I pick, it’s basically whatever catches my eye. I never ever ever proclaim this to be THE Top 5 list, just MY Top 5 list. Why are my choices featured? Because Phil asked me to do it. He and I have different tastes in unis, but he knows I take this seriously and, as Ricko said, I go through a LOT of photos every Saturday.

    To be honest, I don’t pay much attention to facemasks and cleats. Too minute of a detail for me. The helmet, jersey and pants are my main focus, followed by the socks. Big details, like Miami’s graphics, do make a difference. Number fonts, striping, piping and other similar features take precedence over facemasks and shoes for me. But that’s just me.

    If you’re not a new reader, you would know that I routinely ask people to suggest matchups and provide photos. Almost no one does, so it’s my pick. Now if Phil wants to open up the Top 5 to other people, that’s his call. Just make sure you go through as many photos as I do and don’t just select five Big Ten matchups every week.

    Finally, three letters, Hoolie – B. C. S. Get a conference title game, win some Rose Bowls and we’ll talk. And I’m a Penn State (and sort of Michigan) fan, so it pains me to say it, but yes, the Big Ten is overrated.