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Footy Down Under, Mate

australian rules football

By Phil Hecken and Jeremy Brahm

[After a brief hiatus, UW Pacific Rim Correspondent Jeremy Brahm is back today to bring to us a look at a sport which doesn’t get a lot of play on Uni Watch: Australian Rules Football. I got my first taste of this sport in the nascent days of ESPN, back before No Limit Texas Hold ‘Em was featured in primetime, and well…”Prime Time” still hadn’t played a down in the NFL (or an inning for the Yankees). While I admit I never quite understood the sport, being a cross between American football and rugby in my mind, I did enjoy watching it whenever it was on the telly. And they’ve got some really cool uniforms too. That’s where Jeremy comes in. So, without further ado, let’s take an in-depth look as this fascinating sport which receives little or no airtime anymore in the United States (although that may be changing), but which is quite popular elsewhere. Enjoy! — Phil]

As a youngster who first got cable in 1981, ESPN at that time was a wonder because you always got something new on the television that you may have never seen before, even not on ABC’s Wide World of Sports. A number of the readers asked about Australian rules football uniforms (call them guernseys or jumpers, mate) in June after a posting about the striped socks for one of the teams. But who can forget the goal umpire lab coats and hats. Sadly, now they look like the regular officials, except that they get to wear a hat and pants. They still wave the flags though.

Today, I’ll give you a bit of the history and we’ll have a look the Australian Football League and their clubs. I want to give a big thanks to Rob Meredith and his website, footyjumpers.com and Wikipedia.

The Australian Football League (AFL) actually dates back to 1896, when eight clubs broke away from the Victorian (State) Football Association, Carlton, Collingwood, Essendon, Fitzroy, Geelong, Melbourne, St. Kilda and South Melbourne (now Sydney Swans). In 1897, the Victorian Football League (VFL) was created. These teams were all around the Victoria state and centered on Melbourne and its suburbs.

In 1908, Richmond and University were expansion team, but by 1915 University had disbanded and left the league with 9 teams. In 1925, Footscray (now Western Bulldogs), Hawthorn and North Melbourne joined the league and these 12 teams would all remain in their current location and a part of the league until 1982.

After the 1981 season, the South Melbourne Football Club moved to Sydney and became the Sydney Swans. You can see the old Victorian Football League logo here and on the body of the swan. With the Swans move, the VFL had become an interstate competition because Sydney is in New South Wales.

In 1987, the West Coast Eagles and Brisbane Bears joined the league and therefore it became a “national” competition.

In 1990, the league was renamed the Australian Football League. The league further expanded to Fremantle, two teams in Adelaide (Port Adelaide and the Adelaide Crows) to the current 16 teams, which included the merger of the Brisbane Bears with Fitzroy to become the Brisbane Lions.

In 1999 the AFL instituted away or “clash” uniforms. This was due to the fact that some teams have similar designs or colors for their uniforms. Such as Essendon and Richmond, Essendon and Carlton, North Melbourne and Geelong, North Melbourne and Collingwood, Collingwood and Geelong, Melbourne and Essendon, and Melbourne and Carlton.

Previously teams would wear white shorts to differentiate themselves (look at those photos again and you will see it). Now these alternate designs have made it easier for players, officials and fans to differentiate to the teams. (But for the most part the team’s jumpers have not really changed that much, over the years.) And now for the teams:

Adelaide Crows, based in Adelaide, South Australia. The Crows’ colors are navy blue, red and gold. Their navy blue can appear to be black with the light hitting it (2008 model). This year’s primary uniform (home) looks almost exactly the same from the front, except for the lack of the black side panels to the bottom and the gold sleeve and collar cuffs. Also they are known to wear striped socks. Their clash model for this past season uses the crow as a centerpiece with yellow and red panels accenting the bird’s shape. The Crows have a new logo and the 2010 clash uniform is white with a “fierce” crow.

Brisbane Lions, based in Brisbane, Queensland, the Lions are the combination of the Fitzroy Lions and Brisbane Bears in 1996 and started play in the 1997 season. The uniform colors have both teams history, maroon (Brisbane Bears), blue (Fitzroy) and gold (both teams). Fitzroy was based in Victoria state and when the Lions play games there, they adopt a red, gold and blue color scheme, which was Fitzroy’s color scheme. You can see on the back of the uniform, BBFFC or Brisbane Bears Fitzroy Football Club. Their current primary uniform looks like it has over the years, but just with a change in the collar. The Lions just changed their logo to this. And here are their uniforms for 2010.

Carlton Blues, based in Melbourne, Victoria and are known for having an interlocking C (Carlton), F (Football) and C (Club) on their chest in white. Their clash jumper is white with dark blue side panels and the interlocking logo in dark blue as well. Both looks to me are classics because they are very simple, but distinct with the chest logo. They also wore a “Livestrong” special in July this past season.

Collingwood Magpies, based in Melbourne, Victoria. Collingwood earned their nickname because of their white and black stripes that mirrored that of a magpie. Their primary uniform and clash uniform are mirror images. The primary uniform is more black, while the clash is more white. Surprisingly the Magpies do not wear striped socks. I would like to see a different design for the clash uniform just so that it is very “different”. Like this one from 2002. Even Collingwood and Carlton have had problems with the similar uniforms in the past.

Essendon Bombers, based in Melbourne, Victoria, have always had a red sash from the left shoulder to the right hip on their black tops and striped socks. Their clash uniform looks similar, only with a wider sash as a diagonal line. What is funny though is that when they face Richmond, similar design but with a yellow sash, they have to write a letter to the AFL says that Richmond’s uniform clashes. Maybe they could wear a white uniform with a red sash?

Fremantle, based in Fremantle, Western Australia, have a purple, red and green color scheme. Paul would think that it would look horrible, but the primary uniform looks pretty decent because the white anchor separates the other three colors. But the back looks weird with the red and green sections stopping so high. If they went all purple on the back, that would have been fine. The clash uniform is white with a purple anchor. Very simple, but keeps the anchor the same as the primary, just in a different color. Originally the nickname of the team was the Dockers but Levi Strauss & Co. challenged the club because of their Dockers brand (now not a part of Levi Strauss). After the 1997 season, Dockers was dropped officially, but it still an unofficial nickname from the fans.

Geelong Cats, based in Geelong, a suburb southwest of Melbourne, are known for their navy blue vertical lines (hoops) on a white uniform. Their primary uniform is similar to their historical colors. Also the Cats have worn striped socks. But with an introduction of a new logo in 2008, the Cats made their clash uniform look like their logo. I really like this clash look because it is a majority color and the graphic looks cool. For the 150th anniversary of the team, created in 1859, Geelong wore a special jumper with the names of all of its players, in all years, for the Round 16 game on July 18th, 2009.

Hawthorn Hawks, based in Melbourne, Victoria, are known for their yellow and brown vertically striped uniforms. Sometimes the Hawks wear striped socks as well. Their clash uniform is based on their team logo, but with little yellow in the design. Personally I am not a fan of the yellow and brown color scheme and prefer the clash uniform to the primary strip.

Melbourne Demons are known for having a navy blue base with a red V yoke for their primary uniform. This year (2009) the Demons have introduced a red clash uniform with the secondary Demon logo, in navy blue. I like the look, which is much better than their clash uniform from 2008.

North Melbourne Kangaroos are known for their royal blue and white vertical stripes. The clash uniform that they are using has been called “Argentina stripes” for good reason. Still not as bad as this one in 2000 as a one off with Orange cellular service. For their regular uniform in 2000, just change the orange to the light blue and there you go.

Port Adelaide Power, based in Adelaide, South Australia have a white, silver, black and teal color scheme. Can anyone say San Jose Sharks? The primary uniform is well atrocious, teal chest, black torso, frazzled white and black lines. Hell this clash uniform from 2003 looks better than what their primary uniform looks like. The 1870 on the back of the neck is when the team was created (as a club, not when they entered the AFL which was in 1997). Their current clash uniform in white with a sash-like teal and black looks nice. The all teal back could be better in white with teal numbers. This week the Power announced complete change in their jumper designs, an instant classic and they are designed by a 7-year old, brilliant!

Richmond Tigers, based in Melbourne, Victoria, are known for their black uniform with a yellow sash from the left shoulder to the right hip. The clash uniform had additional yellow side panels. They could do a white clash uniform with a yellow sash couldn’t they?

St. Kilda Saints, based in Melbourne, Victoria are one of the hard luck teams in AFL history with only one premiership (Grand Final win) in 1966 and one of the few teams in the world that have had a stick figure for their mascot. The Saints have a red, white and black color scheme, that is shown in three panels for their primary uniform and even three colored striped socks!! Their clash uniform has a wide white panel and a white back to make white the predominant color for the uniform.

Sydney Swans are the only team in New South Wales, have a white base with a red V yoke with the outline of the Sydney Opera House at the bottom of the V. The Swans also wear striped socks. Furthermore, on the back of the uniform, you see SMFC for South Melbourne Football Club, which was where the team was based before moving to Sydney.

West Coast Eagles, based in Perth, Western Australia, have a navy blue, white and gold color scheme. The Eagles have a three panel primary uniform with the Eagle head logo in the center of the chest. I would prefer that the entire logo be outlined in white because the back gets lost in the navy blue. Their clash uniform is based on their original home uniform, with white additions but with the current Eagle head logo. This week I found that the Eagles had changed their clash jumper for the 2010 season. Don’t these look similar to the clash jumpers of Adelaide?

Last is the Western Bulldogs, based in the Western suburbs of Melbourne. The Bulldogs have a red, white and blue color scheme. In Western’s previous history as the Footscray Bulldogs, had a history of blue top with a wide red horizontal stripe outlined with white lines. Western has continued the look with its primary uniform, but added the Bulldog head on the bottom white line. The bulldog’s ear is outlined in red, while the line to its eyes is blue, where the line comes from. I would like to see a blue or red outline for the numbers on the back, instead of this. Also notice the FFC for Footscray Football Club. The Bulldogs’ clash uniform is white based, with a red horizontal line and a blue horizontal line and the Bulldog head logo in the middle. The back does have an outline in white on the horizontal lines. I like how the logo is incorporated into the uniform on both primary and clash versions.

Also Australian Football from time to time has some special events and special uniforms, such as the Indigenous All-Stars team, with a boomerang and almost even a smiling face with the logos looking like eyes. And a Legends match from 2007.

Now with ESPN’s agreement with the AFL, you can watch the AFL again on television without a pay-per-view subscription. So sit back, put a shrimp on the barby and toast a Fosters to the truly Australian game.

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Phil here. Thanks Jeremy, for that fascinating look footy down under.

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best uni ever inlineBest Uni Your Team Ever Wore? Good question…in fact an excellent question.

If you didn’t catch Thursday’s comment thread, you may have missed this little ditty from Beardface:

You know what would be a fun project… Coming up with a list of the best possible uniform for each team in the NFL. Use any uniform in their past and choose the best one. now, of course, you’d have teams like Carolina where you have the default, but that would be a fun project, don’t you think?

A couple people played along, but this thought never generated any real legs. But it’s actually a great suggestion for a project. Only, instead of limiting it to the NFL, lets include all the major sports. OK, hockey too. So, in the comments below, think of your favorite team in each sport and think back (or, forward) on what was the greatest uniform set that team ever had. Is it the current one? Or is it something from way back when? Let’s see what we can come up with. To get this started, we had two suggestions from Thursday I’ll repost here as examples of the best uni set a team ever wore: Saints and Lions. Gotta say, those are both gorgeous unis — and likely great candidates for the best uni set a team has ever worn.

What say you, readers? Pick a sport and post a pic (or if you can’t figure out how to post a link), describe the year(s) a team wore a certain style of uniform.

Kudos to Beardface for the suggestion!

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pond hockeyUNI WATCH WINTER CLASSIC ADVISORY!!!

As many of you are aware, but the rest of you are not…Ricko and Teebz are in the process of organizing what they’re calling the “Winter Classic” — and they’re hoping to turn it into what could be a really really fun event for any and all interested Uni Watchers. I’ll let Rick describe it:

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Even as we speak, Teebz (he of Winnipeg and “Hockey Blog In Canada”) and I (Ricko) are beginning plans for the first Uni Watch Winter Classic, a gathering here in the Twin Cities in January.

Paul may attend. He’s discussing covering Pond Hockey and other things with ESPN. I’m helping him with a list of “story possibilities,” including an interview with Ray Crump, who purportedly fashioned the first flapped batting helmet, for Earl Battey of the Twins (Crump owns a souvenir shop/baseball museum kitty corner from the Metrodome). Perhaps the Vintage Minnesota Hockey Jerseys folks? Maybe some curling?

· We’re talking January 22-23-24, 2009 to be precise, during which not one, but TWO Pond Hockey Championships are scheduled.
· U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis near Mall of America.
· North American Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Minnetonka, in a far western suburb.
· Saturday the 23rd is “Hockey Day in Minnesota”

Also possible…

· Minnesota Wild versus Detroit Red Wings, Thursday the 21st at St. Paul’s Xcel Energy Center. Wild is a tough ticket.
· Minnesota Timberwolves versus New Orleans Hornets (not, unfortunately, in their Mardi Gras unis), Friday the 22nd at Minneapolis Target Center. Special on tickets, $20, including some kind of vintage t-shirt.
· Wild versus Columbus Blue Jackets, Saturday the 23rd at the “X” with “Hockey Day in Minnesota” patch giveaway. Not as tough as Thursday’s Red Wings game, but still tough.
· Possibility of NFC Championship at Metrodome that weekend (said “possibility,” lol). Tickets pretty much impossible but we could tailgate.

Teebz can’t get any info on hotel group rates until we have some idea of how many rooms we’ll need. The best bet now is that we’ll focus on the Lake Nokomis Tournament. It’s older, has more rinks and teams, and is a bit more whimsical, perhaps. Plenty of places to eat in the neighborhood, including a pair of “joints” that claim the Juicy Lucy as their signature entree and another with fabulous pizza.

Lodgings would then likely be in the area of the airport./Mall of America. That means easy light rail connections to the airport, the mall and downtown (Target Center for ‘Wolves and Metrodome).

When the time comes, either Teebz and I can handle rooms and tickets through our PayPal accounts.

So far we have half dozen or so locals committed, plus Teebz and rpm (Robert Marshall) from out-of-town, and Phil is working on ways to leverage some of his inheritance early so that he can swing it, too.

For now, we’d like some feel for who would be interested. Any more form Chicago? Wisconsin? Hey, it’s Teebz, Grand Poobah of the UW Hockey Wing, and with any luck, the creative Mr. Marshall, Phil, and maybe even our Fearless Leader/Founder.

Some links:
Lake Nokomis
Lake Minnetonka
Vintage Minnesota Hockey
Curling
Crump’s. Baseball Museum
Elsie’s, voted Twin Cities best bowling (near downtown)…

So post if you’re interested… email me and I or Teebz will be in touch.

Looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible,

–Ricko

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scoreboardGuess The Game From The Scoreboard: Back to baseball today. This latest scoreboard comes from reader Nicholas Law. Another from the way back machine. As always, please DO NOT post the actual game score in the comments, but instead post a link to it. Date, location and final score please. 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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benchies headerRicko’s got the “explainin'” on this one. Here’s Rick: “Ah, Saturday. Settling in for a marathon of Nike self-promotion on the tube. Still, though, life is good. And, despite the occasional communications breakdown, we survive to soak it all in. Getting soaked may be important for UWers today. ‘Gosh, Mr. Tebow, part of you is all “scaley.” The heartbreak of psoriasis?'” Thanks Rick. Enjoy your Saturday Benchies

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OK, that’s gonna do it for today. Obviously, I didn’t get to the Clarksville Design-A-Uniform contest entries in time for this weekend, but I will have a lot of time this coming week to get to those — so all of you who sent me your submissions, they’re coming. Lots of college football, with riflery games aplenty today. Lets see if those superhero costumes Nike is outfitting their top programs with perform as well as they are hyping them. Don’t forget to post your suggestions for “best uni matchups” in the comments for Jimmy Vilk, (or your worst, as the case may be), and lets have your suggestions for your favorite teams “best uniform look” in their uniform history. Everyone have a great Saturday!

 

328 comments to Footy Down Under, Mate

  • The Jeff | November 21, 2009 at 7:29 am |

    Well, my favorite team is the Raiders, who haven’t exactly had a lot of variation in their uniform over the years, but I’ll pick the 1970 uniform. Home being the same as now, away having silver numbers like the AFL throwbacks, while using the normal black shield on the helmet.

    A couple other notable choices…

    San Diego Chargers – mid to late 70’s with yellow pants, yellow numbers and yellow lightning bolts.

    New England Patriots – 1993, the first year of the flying elvis. The pants had the striping that mimicked the logo, and the red numbers on the royal blue jersey were just cool.

    I don’t watch the other major sports often enough to really bother making any nominations.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 7:37 am |

    Damn, we “not young” guys wake up early.

    Watching THE LONG GRAY LINE on Turner Classic Movies, wherein that “little school from the west” puts Gus Dorias and Knute Rockne into the game in the second half and lays a thumping on Army with this new-fangled “foward pass” innovation.

    Sentimental and overacted by todays’ standards, it’s director John Ford’s Valentine to West Point, loaded with gorgeous color footage of the academy.

    Anyway, to Guess the Scoreboard. Well, the catcher is Sherm Lollar, pitcher might be Billy Pierce and, of course, that’s Teddy Ballgame waiting to hit. If that helps anyone in their search.

    —Ricko

  • Ski U Mah Gopher | November 21, 2009 at 7:48 am |

    Also on the 23rd:

    Gopher Men’s Basketball vs Michigan St (11:00 at Williams Arena)
    Gopher’s Women’s Hockey vs North Dakota (4:07 at Ridder Arena)
    Gopher Men’s Hockey vs St. Cloud St (5:00 at Mariucci Arena)

    Also on the 24th
    Gopher Women’s Basketball vs Michigan St (2:00 at Williams Arena)

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 7:56 am |

    [quote comment=”361993″]Also on the 23rd:

    Gopher Men’s Basketball vs Michigan St (11:00 at Williams Arena)
    Gopher’s Women’s Hockey vs North Dakota (4:07 at Ridder Arena)
    Gopher Men’s Hockey vs St. Cloud St (5:00 at Mariucci Arena)

    Also on the 24th
    Gopher Women’s Basketball vs Michigan St (2:00 at Williams Arena)[/quote]

    Thanks.
    Was gonna check Gopher hockey, etc., for the next discussion. Busy weekend. All good.

    We’ll add them to list.

    —Ricko

  • Shaftman | November 21, 2009 at 7:57 am |

    [quote comment=”361992″]Damn, we “not young” guys wake up early.

    Watching THE LONG GRAY LINE on Turner Classic Movies, wherein that “little school from the west” puts Gus Dorias and Knute Rockne into the game in the second half and lays a thumping on Army with this new-fangled “foward pass” innovation.

    Sentimental and overacted by todays’ standards, it’s director John Ford’s Valentine to West Point, loaded with gorgeous color footage of the academy.

    Anyway, to Guess the Scoreboard. Well, the catcher is Sherm Lollar, pitcher might be Billy Pierce and, of course, that’s Teddy Ballgame waiting to hit. If that helps anyone in their search.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Hey Ricko…young guys get up early too.

    Anyway….best uniform ever. Even Teebz might agree with me (for once)

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 7:57 am |

    My first favorite team was the Cubs.
    Gotta go with late ’50s…
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko

  • John in Athens | November 21, 2009 at 7:58 am |

    I apologize if this came up yesterday, but there is talk of a fan black-out at the Georgia v. Kentucky game this evening as a tribute to UGA VII who passed away on Thursday.

    http://blogs.ajc.com...

  • Adam | November 21, 2009 at 8:06 am |

    Best Uni:

    Hockey:
    Blackhawks: Current
    Rangers: Current
    Bruins: Current
    Maple Leafs: Current
    RedWings: Current
    Canadiens: 1945 White

    Why? All still basically the same from inception.

  • Traveler Bill | November 21, 2009 at 8:07 am |

    It’s great to see the Footy on Uni Watch again, this time in a long form feature. I would advise you to take care advocating change on the Collingwood jumper back to cartoonish logo like the example you cited and like the Crows and the Lions. You see, Pies fans are a bit feral about such topics. (trust me, I’m engaged to one) Great article otherwise.

  • jdreyfuss | November 21, 2009 at 8:09 am |

    Adelaide did a nice job picking the sponsor for those ‘fierce crow’ away unis. Nothing says ‘fierce’ to me like a hybrid Camry.
    http://mm.afl.com.au...

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 8:09 am |

    [quote comment=”361998″]I apologize if this came up yesterday, but there is talk of a fan black-out at the Georgia v. Kentucky game this evening as a tribute to UGA VII who passed away on Thursday.

    http://blogs.ajc.com...

    Today, for UGA VII, I’d wear black.
    God had a good day when he invented dogs.
    Jury’s still out on people, though.

    —Ricko

  • dudebrotherman | November 21, 2009 at 8:29 am |

    [quote comment=”361997″]My first favorite team was the Cubs.
    Gotta go with late ’50s…
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Those Rock!

  • MEMAL | November 21, 2009 at 8:33 am |

    My favorite uniforms for two of Pittsburgh sports teams are:
    – The 70’s Pirates Yellow Jerseys, Black Pants, and Stove Top Pipe Hats. I can’t recall any other uni set like it and it just screams Pittsburgh.
    – The 80’s, early 90’s Penguin jerseys before they changed logos. Great because the colors still matched the rest of the other major sports in the city and the savior of hockey in Pittsburgh Mario Lemieux cut his teeth in the NHL in that sweater. Changing the gold to a more vegas gold was one of the biggest mistakes Mario ever made.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 8:42 am |

    [quote comment=”362004″]My favorite uniforms for two of Pittsburgh sports teams are:
    – The 70’s Pirates Yellow Jerseys, Black Pants, and Stove Top Pipe Hats. I can’t recall any other uni set like it and it just screams Pittsburgh.
    – The 80’s, early 90’s Penguin jerseys before they changed logos. Great because the colors still matched the rest of the other major sports in the city and the savior of hockey in Pittsburgh Mario Lemieux cut his teeth in the NHL in that sweater. Changing the gold to a more vegas gold was one of the biggest mistakes Mario ever made.[/quote]

    These Pirates?
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko

  • dudebrotherman | November 21, 2009 at 8:43 am |

    Gotta go with the Royal and Light Blue Lakers unis. Scroll down to pic of Luke Walton:

    http://www.gettyimag...

    http://nicekicks.com...

  • dudebrotherman | November 21, 2009 at 8:47 am |

    These cubbie unis were nice:

    http://chictrib.imag...

  • Jeremy Brahm | November 21, 2009 at 8:48 am |

    [quote comment=”362000″]It’s great to see the Footy on Uni Watch again, this time in a long form feature. I would advise you to take care advocating change on the Collingwood jumper back to cartoonish logo like the example you cited and like the Crows and the Lions. You see, Pies fans are a bit feral about such topics. (trust me, I’m engaged to one) Great article otherwise.[/quote]

    From the footyjumpers site, Collingwood did not may different designs, except the one that I picked.

    http://www.bomberbli...

    The reason you have an away/clash jersey is to look different, but when you change the white and black areas, very few people could tell the difference. People would say, yep that’s Collingwood, which is fine from a purely “rules” standpoint, but I wanted to see something different.

  • Jeremy Brahm | November 21, 2009 at 8:51 am |

    [quote comment=”362001″]Adelaide did a nice job picking the sponsor for those ‘fierce crow’ away unis. Nothing says ‘fierce’ to me like a hybrid Camry.
    http://mm.afl.com.au...

    As opposed to Hungry Jacks and 3?

  • dudebrotherman | November 21, 2009 at 8:51 am |

    I apologize about only using retro pics, but that June 12, 2008 Braves v. Cubs with the first 3 innings shot in Black and White on WGN was the best retro game played and broadcast all around. They only used a couple of cameras for those innings with old time shots. The unis were so cool. Here are the Braves:

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

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 8:52 am |

    [quote comment=”362006″]Gotta go with the Royal and Light Blue Lakers unis. Scroll down to pic of Luke Walton:

    http://www.gettyimag...

    http://nicekicks.com...

    (snif) Like what they wore before they ran away from home to live in Los Angeles.

    One of my buddies used to get the company tickets from where is aunt worked. Courtside, Minneapolis Armory, watching Elgin Baylor. Ah, good times. Long time ago, but good.

    This is before they added the powder blue for the last Minneapolis Lakers unis, but it’s Baylor, anyway. And I think the final Laker game I attended was vs. the Pistons, so it still looks good.
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko

  • dudebrotherman | November 21, 2009 at 8:56 am |

    [quote comment=”362011″][quote comment=”362006″]Gotta go with the Royal and Light Blue Lakers unis. Scroll down to pic of Luke Walton:

    http://www.gettyimag...

    NICE!
    http://nicekicks.com...

    (snif) Like what they wore before they ran away from home to live in Los Angeles.

    One of my buddies used to get the company tickets from where is aunt worked. Courtside, Minneapolis Armory, watching Elgin Baylor. Ah, good times. Long time ago, but good.

    This is before they added the powder blue for the last Minneapolis Lakers unis, but it’s Baylor, anyway. And I think the final Laker game I attended was vs. the Pistons, so it still looks good.
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 8:57 am |

    [quote comment=”362007″]These cubbie unis were nice:

    http://chictrib.imag...

    That throwback, unfortunately, was the day the Cubs invented some hat they never wore: Navy with red wishbone “C” edged in white. ’58 Indians wore it. And Redlegs wore it for one year in early ’50s. But Cubs never did.

    Another oddity I’ve never understood. With that uni in early ’50s, Cubs wore navy sleeves, rather than royal.
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko

  • dudebrotherman | November 21, 2009 at 8:58 am |

    My NICE! in response to those Minn Lakers jerseys comment got thrown in the quote mix.

  • Josh | November 21, 2009 at 8:59 am |

    Yankee pins with sawx-style numbers. I really dig the collar here–where the front pins roll over to the back.

    http://www.stilettos...

  • dudebrotherman | November 21, 2009 at 9:01 am |

    [quote comment=”362013″][quote comment=”362007″]These cubbie unis were nice:

    http://chictrib.imag...

    That throwback, unfortunately, was the day the Cubs invented some hat they never wore: Navy with red wishbone “C” edged in white. ’58 Indians wore it. And Redlegs wore it for one year in early ’50s. But Cubs never did.

    Another oddity I’ve never understood. With that uni in early ’50s, Cubs wore navy sleeves, rather than royal.
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Question for you Ricko:

    Why is the blue of the current Cubs’ caps so much darker than the blue of the rest of their uniform??

  • MPowers1634 | November 21, 2009 at 9:04 am |
  • Patrick M | November 21, 2009 at 9:04 am |

    Cleveland Indians 2008-present home cream colored uniforms.

    http://www.sportslog...

    Cavaliers: 1981-83, the only good decision owner Ted Stepien ever made

    http://www.nba.com/c...

    Browns: home whites

    http://sportsillustr...

    hockey (minor league, but so what): old 1960s era AHL Barons’ blues

    http://media.photobu...

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”362002″][quote comment=”361998″]I apologize if this came up yesterday, but there is talk of a fan black-out at the Georgia v. Kentucky game this evening as a tribute to UGA VII who passed away on Thursday.

    http://blogs.ajc.com...

    Today, for UGA VII, I’d wear black.
    God had a good day when he invented dogs.
    Jury’s still out on people, though.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    RIP uga

    it’s quite an interesting bloodline…i know it’s wiki but a good read, for anyone who doesn’t know the story

    /i shall root for UGA (the school) today and don black

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 9:08 am |

    [quote comment=”362016″][quote comment=”362013″][quote comment=”362007″]These cubbie unis were nice:

    http://chictrib.imag...

    That throwback, unfortunately, was the day the Cubs invented some hat they never wore: Navy with red wishbone “C” edged in white. ’58 Indians wore it. And Redlegs wore it for one year in early ’50s. But Cubs never did.

    Another oddity I’ve never understood. With that uni in early ’50s, Cubs wore navy sleeves, rather than royal.
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Question for you Ricko:

    Why is the blue of the current Cubs’ caps so much darker than the blue of the rest of their uniform??[/quote]

    Man, you got me. It’s like the hats are Dodger Blue (which is just a bit darker) and everything else is the more normal royal.

    One thing I DO know is, “back in the day” the material used for stirrups somehow always made the socks seem a bit darker royal.

    Not much of an answer, other than to suggest it’s a difference in fabric and the way they reflect light. Maybe someone here can tell us more.

    (Hope Terry Proctor’s reading, for one).

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 9:10 am |

    Loved the red underline on those early 50’s Cubs roads. Note, again, the navy sleeves worn with that uni…
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 9:15 am |

    Okay, everyone, listen up.

    With Ohio State in their alledged “throwbacks” today, we need to remember something.

    This is Hopalong Cassidy and HIS horse (“Topper”)…
    http://www.hollywood...

    This is “Hopalong” Cassady…
    http://product.image...

    And this is “THE Horse” (Alan Ameche, Wisconsin)…
    http://www.tedwatts....

    Just wanted to be clear on that. LOL

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 9:19 am |

    Probably should stay in the black and white, huh.
    CassAdy vs. Mighigan State…
    http://images16.fotk...

    This one…
    http://product.image...
    …is against Illinois.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    Or this classic SI cover?
    http://ep.yimg.com/c...

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”362022″]Okay, everyone, listen up.

    With Ohio State in their alledged “throwbacks” today, we need to remember something.

    This is “Hopalong” Cassady…
    http://product.image...

    [/quote]

    wow…those look exactly like what tOSU will be wearing today…exactly

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    Later in Honolulu Blue as one of those plain silver helmet Lions we were talking about yesterday…
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    —Ricko

  • Mike B | November 21, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    Nashville Predators Best

    http://cdn3.sbnation...

    Simple. Less Color. More White. Nice stripes. Lace up.

  • Matt Mc. | November 21, 2009 at 9:24 am |

    Padres: The originals ’69-’70..although I am a fan of the mid 70s cap.

    Marlins: The originals 1993

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    Where’s Powers?
    Coupla odd facemasks here (upper right).
    http://images16.fotk...

  • flip | November 21, 2009 at 9:38 am |

    Best unis:

    Baseball: Has to be the KC A’s http://i.cdn.turner....

    Football: The Lions used to be really good. My preference was for the Billy Sims era http://www.powerplay... But my favs were to old Colts http://www.pobladore...

    Basketball: Toss-up between Elg’s Lakers http://thebsreport.f... and the original Suns http://hoopedia.nba....

    Except for the A’s and Colts, none were my favorite teams, just loved the unis.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 9:40 am |

    And in ’59 Lombardi obviously ripped off the Ohio State sleeve and sock striping pattern for the Packers, too.
    http://images16.fotk...

    Damn, too bad the statute of limitations is up. Such eggregious thievery shouldn’t go unpunished.

    —Ricko

  • jdreyfuss | November 21, 2009 at 9:40 am |

    Gonna have to go with the blue ‘ball in hoop’ Cavs jerseys (’83-’87)
    http://www.theage.co...

    the entire Indians wardrobe from 1995-2000
    http://blog.clevelan...
    http://1.bp.blogspot...
    http://wwwimage.cbsn...

    and I guess everything the Browns have worn that doesn’t involve orange tops or brown pants, though the orange pants only belong with the white tops.
    http://missioncritic...
    http://coacheschanne...
    http://www.cleveland...

  • jdreyfuss | November 21, 2009 at 9:43 am |

    [quote comment=”362031″]And in ’59 Lombardi obviously ripped off the Ohio State sleeve and sock striping pattern for the Packers, too.
    http://images16.fotk...

    Damn, too bad the statute of limitations is up. Such eggregious thievery shouldn’t go unpunished.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    It’s dastardly how he ripped off those Northwestern stripes from Ohio State.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    [quote comment=”362032″]Gonna have to go with the blue ‘ball in hoop’ Cavs jerseys (’83-’87)
    http://www.theage.co...

    the entire Indians wardrobe from 1995-2000
    http://blog.clevelan...
    http://1.bp.blogspot...
    http://wwwimage.cbsn...

    and I guess everything the Browns have worn that doesn’t involve orange tops or brown pants, though the orange pants only belong with the white tops.
    http://missioncritic...
    http://coacheschanne...
    http://www.cleveland...

    Yup, you have to be completely oblivious to tradition and what classic football unis are all about to not understand that his (with striped socks, not solid brown) is a great, great uniform. Doesn’t mean the new stuff is horrible, just that this is, from the category of “venerable”, really top-shelf…
    http://www.cleveland...

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”362033″][quote comment=”362031″]And in ’59 Lombardi obviously ripped off the Ohio State sleeve and sock striping pattern for the Packers, too.
    http://images16.fotk...

    Damn, too bad the statute of limitations is up. Such eggregious thievery shouldn’t go unpunished.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    It’s dastardly how he ripped off those Northwestern stripes from Ohio State.[/quote]

    Maybe that’s why he went to church and prayed so much.
    Guilt.
    (“More with the stripes, Vincent? Alright, as always, say four ‘Our Fathers’ and three ‘Hail Marys’…and we’ll talk about again next week, I’m sure.”)

    —Ricko

  • Jordan Sogn | November 21, 2009 at 9:56 am |

    Favorite team: Oklahoma Sooners
    Favorite look: Road unis con white socks (and shoes) pulled up to the knees.

  • M.Princip | November 21, 2009 at 9:58 am |

    In my opinion, the 1976-79 NFL Seahawks had the best uniforms ever:

    http://www.greenglar...

    They need to re-visit the matte gray pants. Step in the right direction in bringing back some silver to this team.

    http://www.greenglar...

  • Mike B | November 21, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    I am a huge sports fan/uni fan and a huge music fan. I love when the two combine, when musicians show some sort of interest in an athletic team. (Come on, cause we all know in high school the two don’t combine very well.) I enjoy the fact that Taylor Swift debuted the Preds 3rd jersey at a concert in Nashville.

    So, last night, anyone see Jimmy Kimmel? Ben Gibbard from Seattle-based Death Cab for Cutie had a Mariner’s sticker on his guitar. But not just any sticker, the old Triton Logo!

    When and where can we find musician’s supporting our team’s logos?? Especially something retro!?

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”362036″]Favorite team: Oklahoma Sooners
    Favorite look: Road unis con white socks (and shoes) pulled up to the knees.[/quote]

    Ah, yes, the Marcus Dupree look. Classic ’80s.
    http://cache3.asset-...
    http://espn.go.com/i...

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”362037″]In my opinion, the 1976-79 NFL Seahawks had the best uniforms ever:

    http://www.greenglar...

    They need to re-visit the matte gray pants. Step in the right direction in bringing back some silver to this team.

    http://www.greenglar...

    I thought the Seahakws had plain silver helmets their first season?
    Actually, no NFL team had helmet logos that year, and I’ve seen the football cards that prove it.
    (eyeroll, giggle)

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:10 am |

    These, when they first showed up in ’61, were spectacular. Brighter than their precessors because the all the bolts were changed to yellow-gold. The Colts unis “electrified”. Just a wonderful uniform for the still-new AFL.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    —Ricko

  • M.Princip | November 21, 2009 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”362040″][quote comment=”362037″]In my opinion, the 1976-79 NFL Seahawks had the best uniforms ever:

    http://www.greenglar...

    They need to re-visit the matte gray pants. Step in the right direction in bringing back some silver to this team.

    http://www.greenglar...

    I thought the Seahakws had plain silver helmets their first season?
    Actually, no NFL team had helmet logos that year, and I’ve seen the football cards that prove it.
    (eyeroll, giggle)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I believe the fella who constantly used to interject that falsity here, hopefully, has become hip to the Topps airbrush tactics back in the day. :o)

  • Robert R. | November 21, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”362019″][quote comment=”362002″][quote comment=”361998″]I apologize if this came up yesterday, but there is talk of a fan black-out at the Georgia v. Kentucky game this evening as a tribute to UGA VII who passed away on Thursday.

    http://blogs.ajc.com...

    Today, for UGA VII, I’d wear black.
    God had a good day when he invented dogs.
    Jury’s still out on people, though.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    RIP uga

    it’s quite an interesting bloodline…i know it’s wiki but a good read, for anyone who doesn’t know the story

    /i shall root for UGA (the school) today and don black[/quote]

    So apparently Uga VII doesn’t have a successor because of the lack of an offspring if I’ve read that correctly.

  • HowieGreen | November 21, 2009 at 10:14 am |
  • The Jeff | November 21, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”362040″][quote comment=”362037″]In my opinion, the 1976-79 NFL Seahawks had the best uniforms ever:

    http://www.greenglar...

    They need to re-visit the matte gray pants. Step in the right direction in bringing back some silver to this team.

    http://www.greenglar...

    I thought the Seahakws had plain silver helmets their first season?
    Actually, no NFL team had helmet logos that year, and I’ve seen the football cards that prove it.
    (eyeroll, giggle)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    You have no idea how annoying/confusing that was as a kid looking at old cards. I’ve got one where the Seahawks helmet actually looks white.

  • DenverGregg | November 21, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    Previous readers nailed it on the Saints and Lions.

    Best Eagles uni.

  • M.Princip | November 21, 2009 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”362041″]These, when they first showed up in ’61, were spectacular. Brighter than their precessors because the all the bolts were changed to yellow-gold. The Colts unis “electrified”. Just a wonderful uniform for the still-new AFL.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Those Fleer cards were pure eye candy. I guess they had some sort of deal with the AFL teams? Would be interesting to find out more about the Fleer company, because if I remember correctly they were first to show the NFL team logos on their cards as well?

  • M.Princip | November 21, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”362045″][quote comment=”362040″][quote comment=”362037″]In my opinion, the 1976-79 NFL Seahawks had the best uniforms ever:

    http://www.greenglar...

    They need to re-visit the matte gray pants. Step in the right direction in bringing back some silver to this team.

    http://www.greenglar...

    I thought the Seahakws had plain silver helmets their first season?
    Actually, no NFL team had helmet logos that year, and I’ve seen the football cards that prove it.
    (eyeroll, giggle)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    You have no idea how annoying/confusing that was as a kid looking at old cards. I’ve got one where the Seahawks helmet actually looks white.[/quote]

    Right off the top of my head, I believe I know which card you’re talking about? 1978 Topps Ron Howard. When I was a kid, I was like WTF!?!?

  • Kenny Jacobson | November 21, 2009 at 10:21 am |
  • Jules | November 21, 2009 at 10:39 am |

    Nice to see some love for the land down under… how ’bout profiling the NRL (national rugby league) which is far more popular in Australia then Aussie Rules?!

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 10:43 am |

    Thanks for the great look at Aussie Rules Football! I also watched it on ESPN back in the 80s. Didn’t understand parts of it, but I loved it. Good to see it’s back on in the states.

    This is my favorite Down Under uni matchup: http://www.theage.co...

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”362051″]Thanks for the great look at Aussie Rules Football! I also watched it on ESPN back in the 80s. Didn’t understand parts of it, but I loved it. Good to see it’s back on in the states.

    This is my favorite Down Under uni matchup: http://www.theage.co...

    Sorry, that’s the picture of the Western Bulldogs vs. the Adelaide Crows – the last pic on the Western profile.

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”362052″][quote comment=”362051″]Thanks for the great look at Aussie Rules Football! I also watched it on ESPN back in the 80s. Didn’t understand parts of it, but I loved it. Good to see it’s back on in the states.

    This is my favorite Down Under uni matchup: http://www.theage.co...

    Sorry, that’s the picture of the Western Bulldogs vs. the Adelaide Crows – the last pic on the Western profile.[/quote]
    http://www.theage.co...

  • JAson | November 21, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    Indians best uni is the 1948 road set…

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

    http://cdn.picapp.co...

    And while looking for the uniform, I found a nice striped Feller serving as player-manager for the Great Lakes Naval Training Center Bluejackets

    http://www.chicagobl...

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    I’ve been meaning to write a bit about this for…well, decades, I guess. (Okay, this is “history” for those of you who choose to tune out at this point, LOL)

    Taking nothing away from the Colts, because I loved their unis and still too (except for truncation and stripeless socks, that is) but for me the contrast between the NFL and the new AFL always could be illustrated by these two unis.
    http://farm3.static....

    Chargers took something good, but offered more color by adding gold, more zip with lightning bolts, big ol’ helmet TV numbers…and that was the difference in the leagues, too. AFL was faster. Indeed it was; the AFL put a preumium on speed, signing tons of fast players from small schools no one had heard of (“Yashiva State Teachers College” was one demeaning remark I remember hearing) and, more than people realize, changed the game because of it.

    To some extent the NFL’s mindset back then was that a 9-6 game, slugged out in the mud, was every bit as exciting as (and maybe better than) some loosey-goosy 45-38 game with lots of passing. Any score that big was because neither team had the gonads to play tough defense.

    The AFL said, screw that, we’re gonna throw…and score. Granted, some of it was due to lousy defense, but the fact is, it drew attention and, eventually, a quite a TV audience.

    Part of what put the NFL on the map (in addition to the GGEP, of course) was defense, chiefly an episode of CBS’ “Twentieth Century” show entitled, “The Violent World of Sam Huff,” so much so that Huff ended up a cover boy on TIME.
    http://img.timeinc.n...

    The first AFL player ever on the cover of Sports Illustrated? Bambi.
    http://www.hognation...

    If the NFL was a grind-it wrestling match, by comparison the AFL was a high-flying trapeze act.

    And that’s pretty much represented by the Colts and Chargers unis at the time.

    —Ricko

  • Excalabur | November 21, 2009 at 10:52 am |

    Jules: not true. The AFL gets better attendance and viewership on a nationwide basis then the NRL.

    I had planned on suggesting a topic like this for nearer the start of the season: it’s summer now and football season (rugby or australian rules) is a long way off.

    Clash jumpers: the whole point is to look as much like the usual jumper as possible. A lot of the older clubs wore the same kit (more or less) for a hundred years before the AFL decided they needed a different kit sometimes. Why should they make it different?

    As a Brisbaneite, I have to say the new Lions kit is ugly. A shame, because last season’s was pretty nice.

    Also: Nobody, and I mean nobody, drinks Foster’s in australia. I think I haven’t even [i]seen[/i] a Foster’s in the last six months. Victoria Bitter (VB) would be the beer most commonly drunk at AFL games, since most of them are in Victoria, but other beers are more popular interstate.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”362048″][quote comment=”362045″][quote comment=”362040″][quote comment=”362037″]In my opinion, the 1976-79 NFL Seahawks had the best uniforms ever:

    http://www.greenglar...

    They need to re-visit the matte gray pants. Step in the right direction in bringing back some silver to this team.

    http://www.greenglar...

    I thought the Seahakws had plain silver helmets their first season?
    Actually, no NFL team had helmet logos that year, and I’ve seen the football cards that prove it.
    (eyeroll, giggle)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    You have no idea how annoying/confusing that was as a kid looking at old cards. I’ve got one where the Seahawks helmet actually looks white.[/quote]

    Right off the top of my head, I believe I know which card you’re talking about? 1978 Topps Ron Howard. When I was a kid, I was like WTF!?!?[/quote]

    This one?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • The Jeff | November 21, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”362057″][quote comment=”362048″][quote comment=”362045″][quote comment=”362040″][quote comment=”362037″]In my opinion, the 1976-79 NFL Seahawks had the best uniforms ever:

    http://www.greenglar...

    They need to re-visit the matte gray pants. Step in the right direction in bringing back some silver to this team.

    http://www.greenglar...

    I thought the Seahakws had plain silver helmets their first season?
    Actually, no NFL team had helmet logos that year, and I’ve seen the football cards that prove it.
    (eyeroll, giggle)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    You have no idea how annoying/confusing that was as a kid looking at old cards. I’ve got one where the Seahawks helmet actually looks white.[/quote]

    Right off the top of my head, I believe I know which card you’re talking about? 1978 Topps Ron Howard. When I was a kid, I was like WTF!?!?[/quote]

    This one?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Actually, it’s more recent than that. The card I’ve got is a 1981 Topps – Efren Herrera.

    http://s.ecrater.com...

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 11:08 am |

    I think the issue with those cards is that Topps had a deal with Players’ Association for rights to use players’ images, but not one with the NFL to show its copyrighted helmets.

    So the airbrush drew had to go to work.

    Obviously, it got worked out for future card sets.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”362058″][quote comment=”362057″][quote comment=”362048″][quote comment=”362045″][quote comment=”362040″][quote comment=”362037″]In my opinion, the 1976-79 NFL Seahawks had the best uniforms ever:

    http://www.greenglar...

    They need to re-visit the matte gray pants. Step in the right direction in bringing back some silver to this team.

    http://www.greenglar...

    I thought the Seahakws had plain silver helmets their first season?
    Actually, no NFL team had helmet logos that year, and I’ve seen the football cards that prove it.
    (eyeroll, giggle)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    You have no idea how annoying/confusing that was as a kid looking at old cards. I’ve got one where the Seahawks helmet actually looks white.[/quote]

    Right off the top of my head, I believe I know which card you’re talking about? 1978 Topps Ron Howard. When I was a kid, I was like WTF!?!?[/quote]

    This one?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Actually, it’s more recent than that. The card I’ve got is a 1981 Topps – Efren Herrera.

    http://s.ecrater.com...

    Guess it took ’em awhile to get the deal worked out after all. LOL

    Just did some ebay searching and looks like the ’81 set is all sans helmet logos, too.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    No wonder there are so many confused folks out there.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 11:17 am |

    Wow, those TOSU unis (ESPN just showed Pryor warming up) DO look just like 1954.

    Amazing that someone would do such an accurate job, huh.
    (eyeroll)
    Although I guess Nike has backed off on its “throwback” claim a bit.

    —Ricko

  • The Jeff | November 21, 2009 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”362060″][quote comment=”362058″][quote comment=”362057″][quote comment=”362048″][quote comment=”362045″][quote comment=”362040″][quote comment=”362037″]In my opinion, the 1976-79 NFL Seahawks had the best uniforms ever:

    http://www.greenglar...

    They need to re-visit the matte gray pants. Step in the right direction in bringing back some silver to this team.

    http://www.greenglar...

    I thought the Seahakws had plain silver helmets their first season?
    Actually, no NFL team had helmet logos that year, and I’ve seen the football cards that prove it.
    (eyeroll, giggle)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    You have no idea how annoying/confusing that was as a kid looking at old cards. I’ve got one where the Seahawks helmet actually looks white.[/quote]

    Right off the top of my head, I believe I know which card you’re talking about? 1978 Topps Ron Howard. When I was a kid, I was like WTF!?!?[/quote]

    This one?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Actually, it’s more recent than that. The card I’ve got is a 1981 Topps – Efren Herrera.

    http://s.ecrater.com...

    Guess it took ’em awhile to get the deal worked out after all. LOL

    Just did some ebay searching and looks like the ’81 set is all sans helmet logos, too.
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    No wonder there are so many confused folks out there.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I think the first year for proper logos was ’83, but I’m really not entirely sure on that. They definitely had logos by ’84, as that’s the set with the Marino and Elway rookie cards. 1983 seems to make sense though, since that set would have followed the strike season.

  • Jordan Sogn | November 21, 2009 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”362039″][quote comment=”362036″]Favorite team: Oklahoma Sooners
    Favorite look: Road unis con white socks (and shoes) pulled up to the knees.[/quote]

    Ah, yes, the Marcus Dupree look. Classic ’80s.
    http://cache3.asset-...
    http://espn.go.com/i...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    can’t wait for the “ESPN 30 for 30” episode based on his recruitment & time as a Sooner.

  • Kerry P | November 21, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    I didn’t see this posted in the comments in either of the last two days so I apologize if it has already been posted. Apparently LSU’s old gold helmets will stil have the current decal on it: http://www.lsushop.n...

  • Kerry P | November 21, 2009 at 11:36 am |

    And here’s a better look at the team’s jerseys for the Arkansas game: http://www.lsushop.n...

    At least you won’t really be able to see the stupid spirograph crap on the shoulders.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 11:52 am |

    If those Ohio State unis are “throwbacks” then this is a Twins road jersey…
    http://product.image...

    —Ricko

  • interlockingtc | November 21, 2009 at 11:55 am |
  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 11:55 am |

    Okay, two vastly different new sports movies for the Holidays. Different in tone, that is.

    THE BLIND SIDE and INVICTUS.

    Will be interesting to see which one does better at the box office (probably BLIND SIDE, in U.S. anyway, cuz is American football) and with the critics.

    —Ricko

  • Kenny Jacobson | November 21, 2009 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”362066″]If those Ohio State unis are “throwbacks” then this is a Twins road jersey…
    http://product.image...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Actually, with an open-air stadium opening next season that hoodie is more likely a Twins home jersey.

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”362005″][quote comment=”362004″]My favorite uniforms for two of Pittsburgh sports teams are:
    – The 70’s Pirates Yellow Jerseys, Black Pants, and Stove Top Pipe Hats. I can’t recall any other uni set like it and it just screams Pittsburgh.
    – The 80’s, early 90’s Penguin jerseys before they changed logos. Great because the colors still matched the rest of the other major sports in the city and the savior of hockey in Pittsburgh Mario Lemieux cut his teeth in the NHL in that sweater. Changing the gold to a more vegas gold was one of the biggest mistakes Mario ever made.[/quote]

    These Pirates?
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Those Pirates? Give me THESE Pirates instead: http://i.cdn.turner....

    And these Penguins: http://cdn.nhl.com/p...

    And give me these Steelers: http://www.weirdwolf...

    Broncos: http://www.weirdwolf...

    Rams: http://www.weirdwolf...

    Cardinals: http://www.weirdwolf...

    Seahawks: http://www.weirdwolf... with a neon green alt, of course…

    Buccaneers: http://www.weirdwolf...

    Falcons: http://www.weirdwolf...

    Take the home unis from these Bills http://www.weirdwolf... and pair them with these away unis. http://www.weirdwolf...

    Take the home unis from these Giants http://blog.clevelan... and pair them with these away unis. http://www.weirdwolf...

    CFL time…

    Hamilton and Saskatchewan – http://cfl-scrapbook...

    Montreal – http://cfl-scrapbook...

    Toronto – http://cfl-scrapbook...

    Calgary – http://cfl-scrapbook...

    Edmonton – http://upload.wikime... (that’s right, a new uni!)

    NBA…

    Cavs – http://imgs.inkfrog....

    Sixers – http://www.achieveme...

    Knicks – http://www.sportsart...

    Nuggets – http://assets.nydail...

    Rockets – http://openlettersmo...

    Kings – http://i.cdn.turner....

    MLB…

    Marlins – http://exhibits.base...

    BLUE Jays – http://exhibits.base...

    Yankees – http://exhibits.base... although the “new” ones are nice.

    Padres – http://exhibits.base...

    Twins (sorry, Ricko) – http://exhibits.base...

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”362069″][quote comment=”362066″]If those Ohio State unis are “throwbacks” then this is a Twins road jersey…
    http://product.image...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Actually, with an open-air stadium opening next season that hoodie is more likely a Twins home jersey.[/quote]

    Or Cleveland. Or Boston. Or Detroit. Or Colorado. Or New York. Or Pittsbugh. Or Philadelphia. Or Chicago…

    Be good to see if kids around here stop wussing out on baseball practice cuz it’s raining a little…once they see that Joe Mauer can play when the weather isn’t perfect. The Dome has really pansified young ballplayers hereabouts over the past couple decades or so.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”362067″]The Best:

    Suns:

    http://www.slamonlin...

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

    Bengals: http://bengalsjungle...

    North Stars: http://www.hhof.com/...

    A Gump spotting.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    Harvard-Yale on Versus.
    Cool. When was last time this game was on national TV?

    Not that Versus is exactly available everywhere.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”362018″]Cleveland Indians 2008-present home cream colored uniforms.

    http://www.sportslog...

    Cavaliers: 1981-83, the only good decision owner Ted Stepien ever made

    http://www.nba.com/c...

    Browns: home whites

    http://sportsillustr...

    hockey (minor league, but so what): old 1960s era AHL Barons’ blues

    http://media.photobu...

    Never thought I’d meet someone else who likes those Cavs unis. I like the ones before and after them better, though.

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”362073″]Harvard-Yale on Versus.
    Cool. When was last time this game was on national TV?

    Not that Versus is exactly available everywhere.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Can you get a screen shot in case I can’t find photos? They may have a shot at the Top 5.

  • Stevo | November 21, 2009 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”362073″]Harvard-Yale on Versus.
    Cool. When was last time this game was on national TV?

    Not that Versus is exactly available everywhere.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I think Harvard-Yale’s been on Vs. the last couple of years, along with Cal-Stanford.

  • Kenny Jacobson | November 21, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    Now that I see it on the field… Nike should not have messed with Ohio State’s unis for this particular game. It just looks… wrong.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    Speakin of Versus…

    What are TV commercials going for in the UFL Championship Friday night?

    More importantly, make sure your guacamole is the correct shade of lime green for your big UFL Championship party.

    Pre-game Show is gonna be Ted Nugent showing how to field dress a deer, I think. So, y’know, be sure to tune in early.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”362075″][quote comment=”362073″]Harvard-Yale on Versus.
    Cool. When was last time this game was on national TV?

    Not that Versus is exactly available everywhere.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Can you get a screen shot in case I can’t find photos? They may have a shot at the Top 5.[/quote]

    Just use any UFL game. No one’ll know the difference. That’s pretty much what pubs did in early years of AFL.

    —Ricko

  • The Jeff | November 21, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”362066″]If those Ohio State unis are “throwbacks” then this is a Twins road jersey…
    http://product.image...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I think the announcers are just idiots. First they called them throwbacks, then they said something like “well, they took some elements from the 1954 uniform, it’s also got a modern look too”.

    …and they look stupid. The white helmet is bad and the red on the pants doesn’t show up very well from a distance at all. The jersey looks ok, but that’s about it.

    They need a lighter gray or a darker red or something, and make the helmet match the pants. Heck, a matte gray helmet would be unique, and the official colors are “scarlet and gray” afterall. But as they are now, they suck and I hope they lose badly.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”362078″]Speakin of Versus…

    What are TV commercials going for in the UFL Championship Friday night?

    More importantly, make sure your guacamole is the correct shade of lime green for your big UFL Championship party.

    Pre-game Show is gonna be Ted Nugent showing how to field dress a deer, I think. So, y’know, be sure to tune in early.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Okay, then, my bad. But it’s only been recently, anyway.

    Shoot, I didn’t even realize Versus carried college football until late last season. Thought it was just the NHL and How To Flush Pheasants.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”362079″][quote comment=”362075″][quote comment=”362073″]Harvard-Yale on Versus.
    Cool. When was last time this game was on national TV?

    Not that Versus is exactly available everywhere.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Can you get a screen shot in case I can’t find photos? They may have a shot at the Top 5.[/quote]

    Just use any UFL game. No one’ll know the difference. That’s pretty much what pubs did in early years of AFL.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Ooops, thought you were talking about Super Friday.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 12:22 pm |

    Seriously, though, I can’t do screen grabs. Can anyone help out JimV19 with that?

    —Ricko

  • Eric | November 21, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    http://sportsthenand...

    Definitely the best skins uni ever. I wish they’d go back to it permanently. Below is the white:

    http://www.bestsport...

  • Hibbsy | November 21, 2009 at 12:26 pm |

    Just saw that Henne switched helmet styles in yesterday’s comments. I see he went from dumb to dumber. The Speed helmet is the most disgusting looking uniform piece I have ever seen. The only good that has come out of them is that the Revolution helmets now look better. Not good whatsoever, but better.
    Does anyone actually like them?
    I question the integrity of any player choosing to wear one.

  • leon | November 21, 2009 at 12:27 pm |

    just turned on the tube and one of my choices is fsu/umd. lots going on with that noles kit. mono uni, looks almost like a dark raspberry from some angles, no stockings , black socks, lots of black nylon bandy things being worn at the knee with swooshes on them, dark (black?) helmets, khaki gold #’s w/black trim, lots of red on the shoes. btw, not sold out (but they are playing Md).

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”362080″][quote comment=”362066″]If those Ohio State unis are “throwbacks” then this is a Twins road jersey…
    http://product.image...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I think the announcers are just idiots. First they called them throwbacks, then they said something like “well, they took some elements from the 1954 uniform, it’s also got a modern look too”.

    …and they look stupid. The white helmet is bad and the red on the pants doesn’t show up very well from a distance at all. The jersey looks ok, but that’s about it.

    They need a lighter gray or a darker red or something, and make the helmet match the pants. Heck, a matte gray helmet would be unique, and the official colors are “scarlet and gray” afterall. But as they are now, they suck and I hope they lose badly.[/quote]

    Guess we’d better follow the “Benchies” model. Drink a lot of beer, Nike’s big day is still young.

    This has GOT to one of greatest “free advertising” hornswoggles of all time.

    What’s next, Nike presents “The Supreme Court and Their Amazing Technicolor Dream Robes”?

    —Ricko

  • leon | November 21, 2009 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”362084″]http://sportsthenandnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Sonny-Jurgensen-Redskins.jpg

    Definitely the best skins uni ever. I wish they’d go back to it permanently. Below is the white:

    http://www.bestsport...
    the burgundy uni shown is post-lombardi, the white one is pre-lombardi. agree with you on the first as good, with the exception of the spear helmet (always looked high-school to me)

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”362084″]http://sportsthenandnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Sonny-Jurgensen-Redskins.jpg

    Definitely the best skins uni ever. I wish they’d go back to it permanently. Below is the white:

    http://www.bestsport...

    That’s the white that went with the burgundy jerseys with white numbers and no stripes (worn with gold helmets, feather helmets and lance helmets).

    This is the white version…
    http://www.bgobsessi...

    —Ricko

  • Stuby | November 21, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    I’m a Giants fan and have always been a fan of the uniforms of the 1940s:

    http://exhibits.base...

    I was at this throwback game and those uniforms were great (nevermind The Thrill wearing his pants like an old man):

    http://ps201blog.typ...

    I just wish they had a reason to wear these again. Someday…

    http://exhibits.base...

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 12:39 pm |

    A detail, I know—like pointing out that someone’s smelly scraggly cat also has a one blue eye—but the stripes on TOSU’s socks are too high.

    Shouldn’t be way up high on the calf.
    http://www.dispatch....

    This is fun…
    http://farm3.static....

    Ah, for the days of contrived publicity photos.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”362090″]I’m a Giants fan and have always been a fan of the uniforms of the 1940s:

    http://exhibits.base...

    I was at this throwback game and those uniforms were great (nevermind The Thrill wearing his pants like an old man):

    http://ps201blog.typ...

    I just wish they had a reason to wear these again. Someday…

    http://exhibits.base...

    Three words for The Thrill…

    Baggy pants bloused.

  • Alec | November 21, 2009 at 12:42 pm |

    NY Rangers 87-90 with the straight NOB instead of the vertical arching.

    NY Giants of the Parcells era, but I like the current helmet better.

    1937 BoSox with the low stirrups.

    Arizona State football in the late 80’s Great helmet and pant striping.

    The Phoenix Roadrunners of the IHL, 1st season was royal blue dazzle cloth.

    Phoenix Suns of the 80’s Western font in a Western town, Purple colors for a city whose name relates to purple in greek, the best shorts in the NBA history.

    Uga IV was perfect for the University of Georgia: an inbred with no heart.

  • Pete | November 21, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    Florida did not wear the new Nike unis…setting them up for a nice look against FSU next weekend or even possibly the SEC Championship game.

  • Stuby | November 21, 2009 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”362092″][quote comment=”362090″]I’m a Giants fan and have always been a fan of the uniforms of the 1940s:

    http://exhibits.base...

    I was at this throwback game and those uniforms were great (nevermind The Thrill wearing his pants like an old man):

    http://ps201blog.typ...

    I just wish they had a reason to wear these again. Someday…

    http://exhibits.base...

    Three words for The Thrill…

    Baggy pants bloused.[/quote]
    True. I was commenting more on his belt being up around his nipples.

  • leon | November 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    One of my favorites: I believe once upon a team the b-ball was the color of a b-ball also. those of you historians or detectives may see an anomaly in this photo. ricko will probably beat you to it though: he’s on fire today! (don’t touch him, he’s a real live wire.)

    http://sportsillustr...

  • the rAKe | November 21, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    Is that Dave Giusti in that Astros uni?

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”362098″]Is that Dave Giusti in that Astros uni?[/quote]

    Yes.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”362099″][quote comment=”362098″]Is that Dave Giusti in that Astros uni?[/quote]

    Yes.[/quote]

    THE Dave Giusti, the one who said of Dave Parker, “He’s a legend in his own mind.”

    —Ricko

  • The Ol Goaler | November 21, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    My favorite teams best unis?

    I really liked the St. Louis Blues sweaters before Reebok screwed ’em up… although the original ’67/68 sweaters were pretty nice, too.

    As for the St. Louis Cardinals, from the “Gas House Gang’s” Pepper Martin to Stan The Man to El Birdos of the ’60s to Ozzie to today, the “Birds on the Bat” and the socks are an iconic look!

  • DarkAudit | November 21, 2009 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”362005″][quote comment=”362004″]My favorite uniforms for two of Pittsburgh sports teams are:
    – The 70’s Pirates Yellow Jerseys, Black Pants, and Stove Top Pipe Hats. I can’t recall any other uni set like it and it just screams Pittsburgh.
    – The 80’s, early 90’s Penguin jerseys before they changed logos. Great because the colors still matched the rest of the other major sports in the city and the savior of hockey in Pittsburgh Mario Lemieux cut his teeth in the NHL in that sweater. Changing the gold to a more vegas gold was one of the biggest mistakes Mario ever made.[/quote]

    These Pirates?
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Damn straight. Those were the unis I remember best as a kid, and the ones they won it all in.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”362096″][quote comment=”362092″][quote comment=”362090″]I’m a Giants fan and have always been a fan of the uniforms of the 1940s:

    http://exhibits.base...

    I was at this throwback game and those uniforms were great (nevermind The Thrill wearing his pants like an old man):

    http://ps201blog.typ...

    I just wish they had a reason to wear these again. Someday…

    http://exhibits.base...

    Three words for The Thrill…

    Baggy pants bloused.[/quote]
    True. I was commenting more on his belt being up around his nipples.[/quote]

    Hey, don’t tar only old guys with that brush.
    http://l.yimg.com/l/...

    —Ricko

  • Stuby | November 21, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”362103″][quote comment=”362096″][quote comment=”362092″][quote comment=”362090″]I’m a Giants fan and have always been a fan of the uniforms of the 1940s:

    http://exhibits.base...

    I was at this throwback game and those uniforms were great (nevermind The Thrill wearing his pants like an old man):

    http://ps201blog.typ...

    I just wish they had a reason to wear these again. Someday…

    http://exhibits.base...

    Three words for The Thrill…

    Baggy pants bloused.[/quote]
    True. I was commenting more on his belt being up around his nipples.[/quote]

    Hey, don’t tar only old guys with that brush.
    http://l.yimg.com/l/...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Well played with Ed Grimley. Thought for sure you were going to go this route…

    http://3.bp.blogspot...

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”362088″][quote comment=”362084″]http://sportsthenandnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Sonny-Jurgensen-Redskins.jpg

    Definitely the best skins uni ever. I wish they’d go back to it permanently. Below is the white:

    http://www.bestsport...
    the burgundy uni shown is post-lombardi, the white one is pre-lombardi. agree with you on the first as good, with the exception of the spear helmet (always looked high-school to me)[/quote]

    And Florida State RIPPED IT OFF!
    I swear, why don’t the authorities incarcerate these logo raiders?

    (Oh, wait, did I just rip off Oakland’s nickname there?)

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 1:05 pm |

    It’s okay, the Raiders ripped off the name of the Durango Kid’s horse, anyway.
    http://stevesomethin...

    (Maybe that’s why I instantly liked Oakland Raiders, cuz as I kid I thought “Raider” was such a cocl name for the horse of masked man in black).

    —Ricko

  • concealed78 | November 21, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    A Juicy Lucy is a hamburger with cheese stuffed in the middle & is the consistency of molten lava. The trick is packing the edges so the cheese doesn’t leak out. It does make the meat nice and moist without adding anything else to it.

  • darren | November 21, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    here is my list of best unis
    baseball: padres brown pinstripes, they look cool and tie into the early days of the franchise more so then todays uni
    basketball: sonics, i loved the fact that they use green as their primary color, tying in the whole emerald city thing and the fact that its surrounded by trees.
    football: green bay, again i love the green but i’m also from wisconsin so there you have that
    hockey: any of the original six

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    Hey, I’m just kinda mindin’ the store cuz Phil’s at an all-day Photoshop workshop so that, as he put it, “I can be even better at wasting time.”

    –Ricko

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”362103″][quote comment=”362096″][quote comment=”362092″][quote comment=”362090″]I’m a Giants fan and have always been a fan of the uniforms of the 1940s:

    http://exhibits.base...

    I was at this throwback game and those uniforms were great (nevermind The Thrill wearing his pants like an old man):

    http://ps201blog.typ...

    I just wish they had a reason to wear these again. Someday…

    http://exhibits.base...

    Three words for The Thrill…

    Baggy pants bloused.[/quote]
    True. I was commenting more on his belt being up around his nipples.[/quote]

    Hey, don’t tar only old guys with that brush.
    http://l.yimg.com/l/...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    “Mr. Grimley” is a big supporter of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats…perhaps a part owner? A couple of years ago I got a pre-recorded call from Martin Short inviting me to the Ti-Cats home opener.

  • Michael Emody | November 21, 2009 at 1:25 pm |

    Cool. Today’s “guess the game” features the pre-fireworks scoreboard at Comiskey Park. It’s the same as the fireworks version, they just added panels to the sides, and above, replacing the Chesterfield ad. And pipes. No pinwheels until the 70’s.

  • Stuby | November 21, 2009 at 1:26 pm |

    Back to the main post, (and a tremendous job by you, Mr. Brahm) my favorite things about Australian Rules Football back in the early ESPN days were the team names (Sydney Swans – awesome!!), the bad haircuts, the HUGE rounded numbers on backs of the jerseys (jumpers) and, of course, the lab-coat-wearing refs.

    I’m disappointed that there are no more lab coats, but it looks like three of the four things I mentioned still exist.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”362106″]It’s okay, the Raiders ripped off the name of the Durango Kid’s horse, anyway.
    http://stevesomethin...

    (Maybe that’s why I instantly liked Oakland Raiders, cuz as I kid I thought “Raider” was such a cool name for the horse of masked man in black).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Okay, how’s this for REALLY arcane?

    The stuntman doubling for Charles Starrett in that photo is Jock Mahoney, who later was one of many to play Tarzan in films (he was succeeded in that role by former Steeler and Ram linebacker Mike Henry), and was the real-life stepfather of Sally Field.

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

    A linebacker wearing #37? You bet.
    (You may remember Mike Henry better as Sheriff Buford T. Justice’s idiot son/deputy in the SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT movies, or the short-term husband of Hot Lips Hollihan on M*A*S*H.)

    See, you DO learn something here every day.

    —Ricko

  • Jimbo99 | November 21, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    Flipping back and forth between Ohio St./Michigan and Oklahoma/TX Tech. Wrong, wrong, wrong. It just doesn’t look like an Ohio St./Michigan game. Those battleship gray pants are terrible and it looks like they are wearing gray thermal hunting socks.

    The Sooners don’t look terrible, but they are just so boring, all white, just a red helmet stripe on a white helmet. Wrong and boring, it just doesn’t look like Okalahoma on the field. At least Nike didn’t ruin a traditional rivalry game with these unis like they did with tOSU.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 1:34 pm |

    Anyone else getting Oklahoma in their all-white throwbacks…gainst Texas Tech in all-black? (on Fox Sports North here).

    White helmets. Red NW stripes on jerseys. Single red stripe on helmets and pants.

    A great look for 2009? Probably not. But they look at helluva lot better than TOSU does today.

    —Ricko

  • Jeremy Brahm | November 21, 2009 at 1:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”362112″]Back to the main post, (and a tremendous job by you, Mr. Brahm) my favorite things about Australian Rules Football back in the early ESPN days were the team names (Sydney Swans – awesome!!), the bad haircuts, the HUGE rounded numbers on backs of the jerseys (jumpers) and, of course, the lab-coat-wearing refs.

    I’m disappointed that there are no more lab coats, but it looks like three of the four things I mentioned still exist.[/quote]

    I think that in the 1980s, when people said Australian Rules Football, they would say I’ve never heard of it. Then ask, “Have you seen the guys with the lab coats?” Guys with lab coats on the field, what do you mean? It just looked weird as was kind of cool.

    But I could not find an exact reason for the dropping of the coats, but I would guess that it was a combination of hot in the summer and the coats were bulky and they could blend into the field of play because of the white posts and the teams with white in their uniforms.

    Sadly, we won’t see them again except for special days.

  • flip | November 21, 2009 at 1:38 pm |

    In a vacuum, I have no quarrel with the way tOSU and OU look today, but in neither game do you automatically say “Oklahoma” or “Ohio State” and that’s not right.

    This one-game marketing nonsense is just that, nonsense.

    That said, I like the tOSU helmet. Maybe it’ll lead to a resurrection of helmet numbers.

    Overall, the OU uniform is clean and sharp. I like the white helmet. The Northwestern stripes are nice, even in their truncated state. From linemen to backs, they’re uniformly good looking.

    And while I detest all these new pant striping patterns, the OU stripe works.

    ‘Cept it’s not as good as the regular OU look.

  • flip | November 21, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”362115″]Anyone else getting Oklahoma in their all-white throwbacks…gainst Texas Tech in all-black? (on Fox Sports North here).

    White helmets. Red NW stripes on jerseys. Single red stripe on helmets and pants.

    A great look for 2009? Probably not. But they look at helluva lot better than TOSU does today.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    tOSU looks better than Texas Tech does. Outside Auburn, can’t think of a UA school that looks halfway decent.

  • leon | November 21, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”362107″]A Juicy Lucy is a hamburger with cheese stuffed in the middle & is the consistency of molten lava. The trick is packing the edges so the cheese doesn’t leak out. It does make the meat nice and moist without adding anything else to it.[/quote]

    or:
    http://sleevage.com/...

    :)

  • Stuby | November 21, 2009 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”362113″][quote comment=”362106″]It’s okay, the Raiders ripped off the name of the Durango Kid’s horse, anyway.
    http://stevesomethin...

    (Maybe that’s why I instantly liked Oakland Raiders, cuz as I kid I thought “Raider” was such a cool name for the horse of masked man in black).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Okay, how’s this for REALLY arcane?

    The stuntman doubling for Charles Starrett in that photo is Jock Mahoney, who later was one of many to play Tarzan in films (he was succeeded in that role by former Steeler and Ram linebacker Mike Henry), and was the real-life stepfather of Sally Field.

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

    A linebacker wearing #37? You bet.
    (You may remember Mike Henry better as Sheriff Buford T. Justice’s idiot son/deputy in the SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT movies, or the short-term husband of Hot Lips Hollihan on M*A*S*H.)

    See, you DO learn something here every day.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    C’mon, Ricko, close the loop. Mike Henry’s character was supposed to marry Sally Field’s character in Smokey and the Bandit, right?

  • Jeremy Brahm | November 21, 2009 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”362056″]

    Also: Nobody, and I mean nobody, drinks Foster’s in australia. I think I haven’t even [i]seen[/i] a Foster’s in the last six months. Victoria Bitter (VB) would be the beer most commonly drunk at AFL games, since most of them are in Victoria, but other beers are more popular interstate.[/quote]

    The only reason I put the Fosters reference in is because they were advertising during the games on ESPN.

    I wrote it during the summer, but we didn’t get it up until today.

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 1:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”362115″]Anyone else getting Oklahoma in their all-white throwbacks…gainst Texas Tech in all-black? (on Fox Sports North here).

    White helmets. Red NW stripes on jerseys. Single red stripe on helmets and pants.

    A great look for 2009? Probably not. But they look at helluva lot better than TOSU does today.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Don’t think either matchup’s gonna make the Top 5. I do like the shade of gray the Buckeyes have today. It’s actually gray. Usually they look silver to me.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”362120″][quote comment=”362113″][quote comment=”362106″]It’s okay, the Raiders ripped off the name of the Durango Kid’s horse, anyway.
    http://stevesomethin...

    (Maybe that’s why I instantly liked Oakland Raiders, cuz as I kid I thought “Raider” was such a cool name for the horse of masked man in black).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Okay, how’s this for REALLY arcane?

    The stuntman doubling for Charles Starrett in that photo is Jock Mahoney, who later was one of many to play Tarzan in films (he was succeeded in that role by former Steeler and Ram linebacker Mike Henry), and was the real-life stepfather of Sally Field.

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

    A linebacker wearing #37? You bet.
    (You may remember Mike Henry better as Sheriff Buford T. Justice’s idiot son/deputy in the SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT movies, or the short-term husband of Hot Lips Hollihan on M*A*S*H.)

    See, you DO learn something here every day.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    C’mon, Ricko, close the loop. Mike Henry’s character was supposed to marry Sally Field’s character in Smokey and the Bandit, right?[/quote]

    Indeed, she was. And, shoot, as desperate as I was to figure out how the HELL to make that all tie together I should have latched onto it like Bo Belinsky onto Mamie Van Doren, shouldn’t I.

    —Ricko

  • random reader | November 21, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    Someone on Texas Tech going NNOB today, wearing #40 to honor a teammate who suffered an injury and will miss the remainder of the season.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”362124″]Someone on Texas Tech going NNOB today, wearing #40 to honor a teammate who suffered an injury and will miss the remainder of the season.[/quote]

    Anyone wearing extra tape to honor the trainer’s IRS audit? Cuz, y’know, sometimes life has discomforts and disappointments, and we really should show how hard every single one of them is to deal with.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”362125″][quote comment=”362124″]Someone on Texas Tech going NNOB today, wearing #40 to honor a teammate who suffered an injury and will miss the remainder of the season.[/quote]

    Anyone wearing extra tape to honor the trainer’s IRS audit? Cuz, y’know, sometimes life has discomforts and disappointments, and we really should show how hard every single one of them is to deal with.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I hope you know that wasn’t aimed at you, random reader. The uni quirkiness is worth noting, certainly.

    The reasons for such things are just getting kinda … “Look at me, I have statement to make, too.” Know what I mean?

    —Ricko

  • Alec | November 21, 2009 at 2:26 pm |

    Never thought I’d see a football girdle on TV, but apparently the worldwide leader and the pimps at the swoosh will do anything for a buck.

  • MEMAL | November 21, 2009 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”362102″][quote comment=”362005″][quote comment=”362004″]My favorite uniforms for two of Pittsburgh sports teams are:
    – The 70’s Pirates Yellow Jerseys, Black Pants, and Stove Top Pipe Hats. I can’t recall any other uni set like it and it just screams Pittsburgh.
    – The 80’s, early 90’s Penguin jerseys before they changed logos. Great because the colors still matched the rest of the other major sports in the city and the savior of hockey in Pittsburgh Mario Lemieux cut his teeth in the NHL in that sweater. Changing the gold to a more vegas gold was one of the biggest mistakes Mario ever made.[/quote]

    These Pirates?
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Damn straight. Those were the unis I remember best as a kid, and the ones they won it all in.[/quote]
    As much as I love those uniforms and would love to see them make a comeback, I would hate to see the fond memories of the good teams that played in them desecrated by the squad that currently takes the field at PNC Park.

    Talking about those alts, how about the Florida State ones? I am watching it on ESPN360 and I have to say that the black helmets look pretty bad ass and the only thing I would do away with are those shoulder patterns. Wow, I can’t believe I said that because FSU’s normal look is just chalkfull of tradition and looks great!

    TOSU’s whole unis look decent, but those truncated shoulder stripes just ruin the whole deal. I wasn’t as big a fan of the stripes on the undershirt idea, but it really would look a lot better on those unis.

  • flip | November 21, 2009 at 2:27 pm |

    ABC announcers were just talking ’bout Tressel’s lack of “throwback” garb. Dang, I was looking forward to seeing that lightweight sweater vest someone commented on the other day.

  • flip | November 21, 2009 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”362128″][quote comment=”362102″][quote comment=”362005″][quote comment=”362004″]My favorite uniforms for two of Pittsburgh sports teams are:
    – The 70’s Pirates Yellow Jerseys, Black Pants, and Stove Top Pipe Hats. I can’t recall any other uni set like it and it just screams Pittsburgh.
    – The 80’s, early 90’s Penguin jerseys before they changed logos. Great because the colors still matched the rest of the other major sports in the city and the savior of hockey in Pittsburgh Mario Lemieux cut his teeth in the NHL in that sweater. Changing the gold to a more vegas gold was one of the biggest mistakes Mario ever made.[/quote]

    These Pirates?
    http://farm3.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Damn straight. Those were the unis I remember best as a kid, and the ones they won it all in.[/quote]
    As much as I love those uniforms and would love to see them make a comeback, I would hate to see the fond memories of the good teams that played in them desecrated by the squad that currently takes the field at PNC Park.

    Talking about those alts, how about the Florida State ones? I am watching it on ESPN360 and I have to say that the black helmets look pretty bad ass and the only thing I would do away with are those shoulder patterns. Wow, I can’t believe I said that because FSU’s normal look is just chalkfull of tradition and looks great!

    TOSU’s whole unis look decent, but those truncated shoulder stripes just ruin the whole deal. I wasn’t as big a fan of the stripes on the undershirt idea, but it really would look a lot better on those unis.[/quote]
    Truncated shoulder stripes work for OU, but I have to agree, with the tOSU assessment.

  • Wally1912 | November 21, 2009 at 2:31 pm |

    The Boston Bruins uniform didn’t change much from the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s, but I’ll single out 1991-1992 as the best year beacuse it included a fantastic throwback 3rd jersey.

    Home & Away

    Throwback

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 2:32 pm |

    Jeez. So far, in the last two games combined, Iowa’s up on Minnesota 67-0 (55-0 last year).

    —Ricko

  • flip | November 21, 2009 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”362132″]Jeez. So far, in the last two games combined, Iowa’s up on Minnesota 67-0 (55-0 last year).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    And Iowa looks better, too. : )

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 2:39 pm |

    Still think TOSU looks like a middle school in an affluent suburb. You know what I mean, somebody’s mom was an interior designer before shopping and lunch became her full-time gigs, so they let her take a shot at the unis.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”362133″][quote comment=”362132″]Jeez. So far, in the last two games combined, Iowa’s up on Minnesota 67-0 (55-0 last year).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    And Iowa looks better, too.

    : )[/quote]

    I dunno, white-over-white’s been part of football for more than 50 years. Sure, might be other things a team could do, but it doesn’t look odd or out of place.

    Guess it depends on someone’s definition of how things have “always” looked.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”362135″][quote comment=”362133″][quote comment=”362132″]Jeez. So far, in the last two games combined, Iowa’s up on Minnesota 67-0 (55-0 last year).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    And Iowa looks better, too.

    : )[/quote]

    I dunno, white-over-white’s been part of football for more than 50 years. Sure, might be other things a team could do, but it doesn’t look odd or out of place.

    Guess it depends on someone’s definition of how things have “always” looked.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yeah, this matchup looks a little better than I anticipated.

  • Doug in GA | November 21, 2009 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”362043″][quote comment=”362019″][quote comment=”362002″][quote comment=”361998″]I apologize if this came up yesterday, but there is talk of a fan black-out at the Georgia v. Kentucky game this evening as a tribute to UGA VII who passed away on Thursday.

    http://blogs.ajc.com...

    Today, for UGA VII, I’d wear black.
    God had a good day when he invented dogs.
    Jury’s still out on people, though.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    RIP uga

    it’s quite an interesting bloodline…i know it’s wiki but a good read, for anyone who doesn’t know the story

    /i shall root for UGA (the school) today and don black[/quote]

    So apparently Uga VII doesn’t have a successor because of the lack of an offspring if I’ve read that correctly.[/quote]

    I am a UGA grad and also a native of Savannah, GA, where the Seilers (UGA’s owners) live. So his loss is doubly painful for me, as a part of home is lost for me too.

    UGA VII, while only 4 at the time of his passing, has several offspring already. The Seilers are longtime family friends and I know they have several options as far as the next mascot.

    Additionally, there will be no mascot on the sideline tonight for the first time at home in many years. There will be an interim mascot for the Tech game next week and the bowl, but that dog is not guaranteed to become the permanent UGA VIII.

    RIP UGA VIII, a damn good dawg!!

  • flip | November 21, 2009 at 2:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”362136″][quote comment=”362135″][quote comment=”362133″][quote comment=”362132″]Jeez. So far, in the last two games combined, Iowa’s up on Minnesota 67-0 (55-0 last year).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    And Iowa looks better, too.

    : )[/quote]

    I dunno, white-over-white’s been part of football for more than 50 years. Sure, might be other things a team could do, but it doesn’t look odd or out of place.

    Guess it depends on someone’s definition of how things have “always” looked.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yeah, this matchup looks a little better than I anticipated.[/quote]

    White-over-white works for Minnesota, but black-over-gold’s looking better.

  • mtjaws | November 21, 2009 at 3:02 pm |

    My favorites for my favorite teams:

    Current Marlins: black hats and pinstripes. not as flashy as the old teal.

    early 90s Dolphins: Teal over white, as it should always be at home. No dropshadows either.

    2000 era Florida Panthers: red with blue and gold, and the nice vertically arched NOB (as opposed to the crummy straight NOB).

  • Chris | November 21, 2009 at 3:08 pm |

    I don’t get why everyone is getting so bent out of shape about Ohio State. You are complaining about a bill of goods you weren’t sold. These were never ‘throwbacks’ they were always just inspired by. You have to go to the source on this one. Everything from Nike clearly showcased this as just being inspired by 1954. Is it right to apply strict throwback judgment to something that was never meant to be an exact carbon copy of 1954?

    If a movie is just inspired by an older one and isn’t a total remake, do you sit there and say ‘Well, in the old one this happened. That’s not right, it was like this in the old one. That’s not how its supposed to be!’

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 3:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”362137″][quote comment=”362043″][quote comment=”362019″][quote comment=”362002″][quote comment=”361998″]I apologize if this came up yesterday, but there is talk of a fan black-out at the Georgia v. Kentucky game this evening as a tribute to UGA VII who passed away on Thursday.

    http://blogs.ajc.com...

    Today, for UGA VII, I’d wear black.
    God had a good day when he invented dogs.
    Jury’s still out on people, though.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    RIP uga

    it’s quite an interesting bloodline…i know it’s wiki but a good read, for anyone who doesn’t know the story

    /i shall root for UGA (the school) today and don black[/quote]

    So apparently Uga VII doesn’t have a successor because of the lack of an offspring if I’ve read that correctly.[/quote]

    I am a UGA grad and also a native of Savannah, GA, where the Seilers (UGA’s owners) live. So his loss is doubly painful for me, as a part of home is lost for me too.

    UGA VII, while only 4 at the time of his passing, has several offspring already. The Seilers are longtime family friends and I know they have several options as far as the next mascot.

    Additionally, there will be no mascot on the sideline tonight for the first time at home in many years. There will be an interim mascot for the Tech game next week and the bowl, but that dog is not guaranteed to become the permanent UGA VIII.

    RIP UGA VIII, a damn good dawg!![/quote]

    Spent Christmas ’83 in Savannah. Loved it.
    A little different for a Minnesota guy, though, to wake up on Christmas morning and watch a gator’s eyes above the waterline in the lagoon outside the home of the family I was staying with.

    “When what to my wondering eyes should appear,
    but the eyes of a gator floating right near.”

    Somehow, that just didn’t want to compute. lol

    Go, Dawgs. Today, for sure.

    —Ricko

  • Alex | November 21, 2009 at 3:10 pm |

    Florida gators rivalry uni to be worn in Tebow’s last game in the Swamp

    http://blogs.orlando...

    p.s. give some credit in the ticker you douche bags!

    -Alexander C.

  • Flip | November 21, 2009 at 3:17 pm |

    Favorite uniforms for my favorite teams?

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

    Chiefs: http://www.kcchiefs....

    Celtics: http://legendsreveal...

    I feel like I’m cheating.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”362142″]I don’t get why everyone is getting so bent out of shape about Ohio State. You are complaining about a bill of goods you weren’t sold. These were never ‘throwbacks’ they were always just inspired by. You have to go to the source on this one. Everything from Nike clearly showcased this as just being inspired by 1954. Is it right to apply strict throwback judgment to something that was never meant to be an exact carbon copy of 1954?

    If a movie is just inspired by an older one and isn’t a total remake, do you sit there and say ‘Well, in the old one this happened. That’s not right, it was like this in the old one. That’s not how its supposed to be!'[/quote]

    You’re right. Nike did back off on that. It’s the announcers and everyone else who keep calling so many of these uni throwbacks that’s irritating. Because they’re lazy, I guess (uninformed, more likely).

    Isn’t accuracy or lack thereof with TOSU. It’s that it’s a bad looking uni, disconnected and goofy, a real hodge podge. If accuracy were the deal, first question regarding Buckeyes would have been, what’s with the helmet TV numbers?

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 3:27 pm |

    Clemson purple over orange.

    Not real common, correct?

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”362146″][quote comment=”362142″]I don’t get why everyone is getting so bent out of shape about Ohio State. You are complaining about a bill of goods you weren’t sold. These were never ‘throwbacks’ they were always just inspired by. You have to go to the source on this one. Everything from Nike clearly showcased this as just being inspired by 1954. Is it right to apply strict throwback judgment to something that was never meant to be an exact carbon copy of 1954?

    If a movie is just inspired by an older one and isn’t a total remake, do you sit there and say ‘Well, in the old one this happened. That’s not right, it was like this in the old one. That’s not how its supposed to be!'[/quote]

    You’re right. Nike did back off on that. It’s the announcers and everyone else who keep calling so many of these uni throwbacks that’s irritating. Because they’re lazy, I guess (uninformed, more likely).

    Isn’t accuracy or lack thereof with TOSU. It’s that it’s a bad looking uni, disconnected and goofy, a real hodge podge. If accuracy were the deal, first question regarding Buckeyes would have been, what’s with the helmet TV numbers?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Those unis must have some Nike stealth technology or something, because Tate Forcier couldn’t see them…

    Dang it.

    Does Pat White have a little brother who’d like to go to UM?

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”362148″][quote comment=”362146″][quote comment=”362142″]I don’t get why everyone is getting so bent out of shape about Ohio State. You are complaining about a bill of goods you weren’t sold. These were never ‘throwbacks’ they were always just inspired by. You have to go to the source on this one. Everything from Nike clearly showcased this as just being inspired by 1954. Is it right to apply strict throwback judgment to something that was never meant to be an exact carbon copy of 1954?

    If a movie is just inspired by an older one and isn’t a total remake, do you sit there and say ‘Well, in the old one this happened. That’s not right, it was like this in the old one. That’s not how its supposed to be!'[/quote]

    You’re right. Nike did back off on that. It’s the announcers and everyone else who keep calling so many of these uni throwbacks that’s irritating. Because they’re lazy, I guess (uninformed, more likely).

    Isn’t accuracy or lack thereof with TOSU. It’s that it’s a bad looking uni, disconnected and goofy, a real hodge podge. If accuracy were the deal, first question regarding Buckeyes would have been, what’s with the helmet TV numbers?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Those unis must have some Nike stealth technology or something, because Tate Forcier couldn’t see them…

    Dang it.

    Does Pat White have a little brother who’d like to go to UM?[/quote]

    Does Forcier even want to go to Michigan?

  • Kenny Jacobson | November 21, 2009 at 3:42 pm |

    Wow. Michigan St./Penn State is what college football should look like.

  • leon | November 21, 2009 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”362147″]Clemson purple over orange.

    Not real common, correct?[/quote]

    Not anymore.
    http://en.wikipedia....

  • leon | November 21, 2009 at 3:51 pm |

    LSU/Mississippi
    Truncated sleeve stripes drag this matchup down.

    IMO, the “ole Miss” helmet logo is uninspired. I don’t care for script logos as a rule, and this one just doesn’t make it. couldn’t they use a bulldog or just a number or something. Probably not room to spell out Mississippi.

  • jdreyfuss | November 21, 2009 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”362151″][quote comment=”362147″]Clemson purple over orange.

    Not real common, correct?[/quote]

    Not anymore.
    http://en.wikipedia....
    Duuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuude…

  • Micah | November 21, 2009 at 3:51 pm |

    So far, the Nike Pro Combat teams are 3-1; TCU, FSU, and OSU have won, Oklahoma is the won to have been beaten so far.

  • Stuby | November 21, 2009 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”362152″]LSU/Mississippi
    Truncated sleeve stripes drag this matchup down.

    IMO, the “ole Miss” helmet logo is uninspired. I don’t care for script logos as a rule, and this one just doesn’t make it. couldn’t they use a bulldog or just a number or something. Probably not room to spell out Mississippi.[/quote]
    Why the hell would they use a Bulldog?

  • leon | November 21, 2009 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”362152″]LSU/Mississippi
    Truncated sleeve stripes drag this matchup down.

    IMO, the “ole Miss” helmet logo is uninspired. I don’t care for script logos as a rule, and this one just doesn’t make it. couldn’t they use a bulldog or just a number or something. Probably not room to spell out Mississippi.[/quote]
    oops, i mean rebel. had uga on my mind.

  • Micah | November 21, 2009 at 3:58 pm |

    I can’t spell; I meant Oklahoma is the “one”; geez!

  • Stuby | November 21, 2009 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”362156″][quote comment=”362152″]LSU/Mississippi
    Truncated sleeve stripes drag this matchup down.

    IMO, the “ole Miss” helmet logo is uninspired. I don’t care for script logos as a rule, and this one just doesn’t make it. couldn’t they use a bulldog or just a number or something. Probably not room to spell out Mississippi.[/quote]
    oops, i mean rebel. had uga on my mind.[/quote]
    Sorry, I didn’t mean to sound so indignant. Although I think it would be cool to spell out MISSISSIPPI starting on one side of the helmet and finishing on the other, the fact is no one here in the South refers to them as “Mississippi”.

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”362150″]Wow. Michigan St./Penn State is what college football should look like.[/quote]

    Actually, I was just thinking something like that…with a little twist. To use Ricko’s earlier analogy, PSU/MSU and the Big Ten remind me of the old NFL – nice unis, a little conservative-ish. Then switching over to LSU/Ole Miss, I’m reminded of how the SEC is like the old AFL – striking unis, a little flashier in the play-calling, speed and more speed.

    Guess it’s a matter of tastes. Personally, I like both games, but this Penn State fan is kinda favoring the LSU/Ole Miss game today.

  • Kenny Jacobson | November 21, 2009 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”362159″][quote comment=”362150″]Wow. Michigan St./Penn State is what college football should look like.[/quote]

    Actually, I was just thinking something like that…with a little twist. To use Ricko’s earlier analogy, PSU/MSU and the Big Ten remind me of the old NFL – nice unis, a little conservative-ish. Then switching over to LSU/Ole Miss, I’m reminded of how the SEC is like the old AFL – striking unis, a little flashier in the play-calling, speed and more speed.

    Guess it’s a matter of tastes. Personally, I like both games, but this Penn State fan is kinda favoring the LSU/Ole Miss game today.[/quote]
    I think that since the prevailing wisdom in uni design in college football seems to be “more is more” these days I’m going to gravitate toward any uni that is a bit conservative. Perhaps if things overall were a bit more restrained I’d feel differently.

  • LarryB | November 21, 2009 at 4:31 pm |

    I will say the Ohio State uniforms grew on me. They looked kind of nice. A light gray helmet would have been better.

    Actual throwbacks would have been the best thing and throwbacks are something I have wanted OSU to do for a while. Figures the ABC announcer would call them throwbacks.

    Here is the 1954 white uniform. The description is wrong in the helmets. 1954 Buckeyes wore gray helmets.

    http://img.photobuck...

    http://img.photobuck...

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”362160″][quote comment=”362159″][quote comment=”362150″]Wow. Michigan St./Penn State is what college football should look like.[/quote]

    Actually, I was just thinking something like that…with a little twist. To use Ricko’s earlier analogy, PSU/MSU and the Big Ten remind me of the old NFL – nice unis, a little conservative-ish. Then switching over to LSU/Ole Miss, I’m reminded of how the SEC is like the old AFL – striking unis, a little flashier in the play-calling, speed and more speed.

    Guess it’s a matter of tastes. Personally, I like both games, but this Penn State fan is kinda favoring the LSU/Ole Miss game today.[/quote]
    I think that since the prevailing wisdom in uni design in college football seems to be “more is more” these days I’m going to gravitate toward any uni that is a bit conservative. Perhaps if things overall were a bit more restrained I’d feel differently.[/quote]

    I see where you’re coming from…that’s one of the reasons I like PSU. But some of those SEC unis are just so cool – colorful but not over the top. Yeah, both conferences have some bad unis, but they’re in the minority.

  • LarryB | November 21, 2009 at 4:35 pm |

    http://img.photobuck...

    1954-55 OSU USC Rose Bowl white jersey

    And the helmet was gray like this one

    http://img.photobuck...

    http://img.photobuck...

  • SoCalDrew | November 21, 2009 at 4:42 pm |

    I’m honored that y’all referenced my choice of the Saints in response to Beardface’s quest for ultimate team unis. Now, here’s my next selection…

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”362137″]RIP UGA VIII, a damn good dawg!![/quote]

    wait…what?

  • LarryB | November 21, 2009 at 4:42 pm |

    1954 Ohio State red uni worn in every game in 1954 but the Rose Bowl. This game is at Purdue.

    http://img.photobuck...

    http://img.photobuck...

    http://img.photobuck...

  • SoCalDrew | November 21, 2009 at 4:43 pm |

    Ruh roh, screwed up the HTML tags. Try try again…

    http://sierramotors....

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 4:46 pm |

    dammit…taking that photochop class…missed all the riflery games

    any of them gonna be candidates for worst/best matchups tomorrow jim?

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 4:47 pm |

    Just so y’all know that I’m not a fan of EVERY SEC uni, here’s a matchup that will NOT be in the Top 5, Miss. State at Arkansas: http://a.espncdn.com...

  • random reader | November 21, 2009 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”362126″][quote comment=”362125″][quote comment=”362124″]Someone on Texas Tech going NNOB today, wearing #40 to honor a teammate who suffered an injury and will miss the remainder of the season.[/quote]

    Anyone wearing extra tape to honor the trainer’s IRS audit? Cuz, y’know, sometimes life has discomforts and disappointments, and we really should show how hard every single one of them is to deal with.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I hope you know that wasn’t aimed at you, random reader. The uni quirkiness is worth noting, certainly.

    The reasons for such things are just getting kinda … “Look at me, I have statement to make, too.” Know what I mean?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I was watching the game and the announcer made a note of it…the #40 he wore was the number of the injured teammate but I suppose he wanted to make that bolder statement of wearing his number on the field for Senior Day.

    I guess writing the number on the back of his helmet wasn’t enough?

  • John Crozier | November 21, 2009 at 4:49 pm |

    New York Yankees-current set (obviouly)
    http://exhibits.base...

    New York Islanders-1972-77,2010-
    http://www.hhof.com/...

    http://img2.allposte...

    http://www.zimbio.co...

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 4:49 pm |

    and damn if sparty versus the nits isn’t awfully purdy

    all sparty needs to do is lose the sheen on their helmets

    nice to see joepa on the sidelines again (confession: aint watched too much PSU this season, he been there all year long?)

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 4:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”362168″]dammit…taking that photochop class…missed all the riflery games

    any of them gonna be candidates for worst/best matchups tomorrow jim?[/quote]

    Hmmm…

    Don’t think any of today’s will be the worst, but I also think it may have cost the Bucks a Top 5 showing. We’ll see.

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”362171″]New York Islanders-1972-77,2010-
    http://www.hhof.com/...

    http://img2.allposte...

    http://www.zimbio.co...

    not to pick nits, cuz i agree with you…but either the dates (72-77) or the corresponding pics are off (“we” won the cup 80-83)

  • Doug in GA | November 21, 2009 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”362165″][quote comment=”362137″]RIP UGA VIII, a damn good dawg!![/quote]

    wait…what?[/quote]

    Sorry, meant UGA VII. He was the shortest serving UGA at just less than 2 seasons (16-7 record). As is tradition, he was buried next to his predecessors at Sanford Stadium this morning in a private service. I believe we are the only school in the country that buries its mascots in our stadium.

    http://www.ajc.com/s...

  • leon | November 21, 2009 at 5:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”362158″][quote comment=”362156″][quote comment=”362152″]LSU/Mississippi
    Truncated sleeve stripes drag this matchup down.

    IMO, the “ole Miss” helmet logo is uninspired. I don’t care for script logos as a rule, and this one just doesn’t make it. couldn’t they use a bulldog or just a number or something. Probably not room to spell out Mississippi.[/quote]
    oops, i mean rebel. had uga on my mind.[/quote]
    Sorry, I didn’t mean to sound so indignant. Although I think it would be cool to spell out MISSISSIPPI starting on one side of the helmet and finishing on the other, the fact is no one here in the South refers to them as “Mississippi”.[/quote]
    “REBELS”, then maybe? I hear what you’re saying about the term “ole miss” and I guess that they are trying perhaps to move away from that whole rebel thing (even though it appears in letters 10 yds. tall in the end zone). As far as your indignation, it was well placed; I just couldn’t fall on my own fumble before you beat me to it. :)

  • Stuby | November 21, 2009 at 5:05 pm |

    OK, this has absolutely nothing to do with uniforms, but its a hilarious diversion in case you need a break from the Rifley unis…

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

  • LarryB | November 21, 2009 at 5:12 pm |

    Ole Miss LSU does look good. Especially Ole Miss

    Why does it seem like the CBS games look so good? Better HD cameras or what?

  • Drew DOuglas | November 21, 2009 at 5:15 pm |

    Nice Aussie Rules post.

    I’m an American expat in Melbourne, Australia and have really gotten into the AFL – nice rundown of the league’s history and unies.

    BTW, at both the Melbourne Cricket Ground (The G) and Docklands/Telstra Dome/Etihad Stadium, you can get any kid of beer you want as long as it’s Carlton Draught.

    Go Hawks.

  • Steve | November 21, 2009 at 5:21 pm |

    During the CBS Halftime show on the LSU-Ole Miss game, it was mentioned how horrible the Ohio State unis looked today. Something on the lines of, “Leave the throwbacks to the NFL.”, was said.

  • Joe Raskin | November 21, 2009 at 5:22 pm |

    For the Mets: The 1969 unis. If they were good enough for Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, and Mr. Frank Edwin McGraw, they’re more than good enough for anyone else who ever palyed for the team.

    For the Knicks: The 1969-70 uni. You said it wall when you ran the link to the photo of Mr. DeBusschere’s uniform yesterday.

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 5:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”362178″]Ole Miss LSU does look good. Especially Ole Miss

    Why does it seem like the CBS games look so good? Better HD cameras or what?[/quote]

    Because Vern Lundquist sounds so good, the games look so good. Only one thing better than Vern calling a football game…that’s Vern and Bill Raftery calling a hoops game.

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”362182″] Only one thing better than Vern calling a football game…that’s Vern and Bill Raftery calling a hoops game.[/quote]

    or boomer intoning john facenda during “the fastest 3 minutes”

  • JTH | November 21, 2009 at 6:03 pm |

    For now, we’d like some feel for who would be interested. Any more form Chicago?

    That’s a definite maybe for me. I ran it past the wife this morning and she might actually be up for joining me.

    Cuz it’s always great to get away in the winter…

    to a place that’s even colder.

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 6:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”362184″]For now, we’d like some feel for who would be interested. Any more form Chicago?

    That’s a definite maybe for me. I ran it past the wife this morning and she might actually be up for joining me.

    Cuz it’s always great to get away in the winter…

    to a place that’s even colder.[/quote]

    It’s not the cold, it’s the lack of humidity…

  • leon | November 21, 2009 at 6:11 pm |

    “I believe we are the only school in the country that buries its mascots in our stadium.”

    Believe all the others are opting for cremation.

  • Kylw | November 21, 2009 at 6:17 pm |

    As awful as they play in these unis, the Pittsburgh Penguin light blues are amazing. I prefer seeing the more modern fauxback as opposed to the real 1967 version

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 6:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”362184″]For now, we’d like some feel for who would be interested. Any more form Chicago?

    That’s a definite maybe for me. I ran it past the wife this morning and she might actually be up for joining me.

    Cuz it’s always great to get away in the winter…

    to a place that’s even colder.[/quote]

    Good news!

    You do realize the Pond Hockey in Cancun that time of year is just…awful?

    —Ricko

  • Kyle | November 21, 2009 at 6:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”362172″]and damn if sparty versus the nits isn’t awfully purdy

    all sparty needs to do is lose the sheen on their helmets

    nice to see joepa on the sidelines again (confession: aint watched too much PSU this season, he been there all year long?)[/quote]

    Yes he has… all season, what an amazing old man. Penn State should make the top 5 uni matchup every Saturday

  • Johnny F. | November 21, 2009 at 6:23 pm |

    Awesome timing for today’s post!! I just got back from the Army-Navy Rugby match @ West Point…. which also gets my vote as best uni-matchup of the day!!! The Black Knights (#2 in the nation) crushed the Middies 40-14 (#3 in the nation), so it was a good day.

    The new facility (Warrior Field) is UNBELIEVABLE…. beautiful pitch, sitting right on the Hudson River next to Constitution Island. Gorgeous. Finally an appropriate usage of the word “Warrior” in regard to sports. These guys kicked each other’s asses (and I’m talking REALLY kicked each other’s asses), and at the end of the day…it was clear they are all on the same team.

  • Tom | November 21, 2009 at 6:27 pm |

    I looked at the uni question as “Suppose your team had to wear one and only uniform in perpetuity.” Here’s what I’d pick.

    Bears Current :http://beargoggleson...

    White Sox 1959 World Series (White Stirrups): http://farm3.static....

    Blackhawks Standard Red from the ’90s-2000s: http://media.photobu...

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 6:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”362175″]I believe we are the only school in the country that buries its mascots in our stadium.
    [/quote]

    that’s only because jimmy hoffa was never “officially” the giants mascot

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 6:36 pm |

    And “thank you” to LarryB for pointing out that the 1954 Ohio State helmets were gray, not white.

    This was on the verge of turning into another brown horsey for me. I knew the damn things weren’t white, but we kept being fed the nonsense that they were.

    One person posts something on a website with a well-done illustration/graphic and suddenly it’s fact. Nobody (except UW and we who read it, apparently) talks to anyone else or does any research.

    And I’ve been asking myself about the CBS thing for years. Have no answer. Too bad an interweb friend of mine is now longer around. He was the chief engineer at KABC in LA for many, many years. Never thought to ask him. Unfortunately, he died a couple years ago.

    Also, I think part of Mississppi having “Ole Miss” on the helmet is because the moniker exists, and such things aren’t common. Kinda like if Missouri used “Mizzou”, Washington went with “Wazzu”(sp?) or USC opted for “Southern Cal”. It’s a nickname for the school, not necessarily a geographic reference. Same thought as “Valpo” on Valpariso’s hoops unis.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 6:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”362191″]I looked at the uni question as “Suppose your team had to wear one and only uniform in perpetuity.” Here’s what I’d pick.

    Bears Current :http://beargoggleson...

    White Sox 1959 World Series (White Stirrups): http://farm3.static....

    Blackhawks Standard Red from the ’90s-2000s: http://media.photobu...

    Whoa, that there would be a pretty impressive trifecta for one town to claim.

    And, yet, one of them chose to keep changing all the time. In fact, with some red instead of silver, they could… Nah, better not gonna go there. All the Sox fans under 40 go batshit whenever the subject comes up. LOL

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 6:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”362190″]Awesome timing for today’s post!! I just got back from the Army-Navy Rugby match @ West Point…. which also gets my vote as best uni-matchup of the day!!! The Black Knights (#2 in the nation) crushed the Middies 40-14 (#3 in the nation), so it was a good day.

    The new facility (Warrior Field) is UNBELIEVABLE…. beautiful pitch, sitting right on the Hudson River next to Constitution Island. Gorgeous. Finally an appropriate usage of the word “Warrior” in regard to sports. These guys kicked each other’s asses (and I’m talking REALLY kicked each other’s asses), and at the end of the day…it was clear they are all on the same team.[/quote]

    Yikes, Full circle. I started the day talking about all the great footage of West Point in John Ford’s THE LONG GRAY LINE.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 6:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”362193″]This was on the verge of turning into another brown horsey for me.[/quote]

    or a blue indian

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

    [quote comment=”362193″]Kinda like if Missouri used “Mizzou”, Washington went with “Wazzu”(sp?)[/quote]

    believe that’d be “wazzup

  • leon | November 21, 2009 at 6:42 pm |

    “Also, I think part of Mississppi having “Ole Miss” on the helmet is because the moniker exists, and such things aren’t common. Kinda like if Missouri used “Mizzou”, Washington went with “Wazzu”(sp?) or USC opted for “Southern Cal”. It’s a nickname for the school, not necessarily a geographic reference.”

    The difference is, none of those schools puts in on it’s helmet.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 6:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”362197″]”Also, I think part of Mississppi having “Ole Miss” on the helmet is because the moniker exists, and such things aren’t common. Kinda like if Missouri used “Mizzou”, Washington went with “Wazzu”(sp?) or USC opted for “Southern Cal”. It’s a nickname for the school, not necessarily a geographic reference.”

    The difference is, none of those schools puts in on it’s helmet.[/quote]

    Which makes it…um, unique then.
    Most times, that can be good.

    —Ricko

  • leon | November 21, 2009 at 6:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”362198″][quote comment=”362197″]”Also, I think part of Mississppi having “Ole Miss” on the helmet is because the moniker exists, and such things aren’t common. Kinda like if Missouri used “Mizzou”, Washington went with “Wazzu”(sp?) or USC opted for “Southern Cal”. It’s a nickname for the school, not necessarily a geographic reference.”

    The difference is, none of those schools puts in on it’s helmet.[/quote]

    Which makes it…um, unique then.
    Most times, that can be good.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    my criticism is with the way it’s executed.

  • MPowers1634 | November 21, 2009 at 7:02 pm |

    Judge for yourselves. Here is a photo gallery from the TOSU/Michigan game today:

    http://www.mgoblue.c...

  • MPowers1634 | November 21, 2009 at 7:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”362190″]Awesome timing for today’s post!! I just got back from the Army-Navy Rugby match @ West Point…. which also gets my vote as best uni-matchup of the day!!! The Black Knights (#2 in the nation) crushed the Middies 40-14 (#3 in the nation), so it was a good day.

    The new facility (Warrior Field) is UNBELIEVABLE…. beautiful pitch, sitting right on the Hudson River next to Constitution Island. Gorgeous. Finally an appropriate usage of the word “Warrior” in regard to sports. These guys kicked each other’s asses (and I’m talking REALLY kicked each other’s asses), and at the end of the day…it was clear they are all on the same team.[/quote]

    You should celebrate the good day by coming down to Rockland for the evening!

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 7:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”362185″][quote comment=”362184″]For now, we’d like some feel for who would be interested. Any more form Chicago?

    That’s a definite maybe for me. I ran it past the wife this morning and she might actually be up for joining me.

    Cuz it’s always great to get away in the winter…

    to a place that’s even colder.[/quote]

    It’s not the cold, it’s the lack of humidity…[/quote]

    Actually, that makes the cold more workable. Wet cold is just terrible. I remember being in Baltimore one night when it was about 33 degrees and really humid. Felt as cold as I’ve ever felt. That kind of cold gets inside you. Dry cold you can battle with lots of layers. But humid cold, like humid heat, is brutal.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 7:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”362199″][quote comment=”362198″][quote comment=”362197″]”Also, I think part of Mississppi having “Ole Miss” on the helmet is because the moniker exists, and such things aren’t common. Kinda like if Missouri used “Mizzou”, Washington went with “Wazzu”(sp?) or USC opted for “Southern Cal”. It’s a nickname for the school, not necessarily a geographic reference.”

    The difference is, none of those schools puts in on it’s helmet.[/quote]

    Which makes it…um, unique then.
    Most times, that can be good.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    my criticism is with the way it’s executed.[/quote]

    Ah, well, that’s true. Is kinda uneven and imbalanced, yes.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 7:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”362200″]Judge for yourselves. Here is a photo gallery from the TOSU/Michigan game today:

    http://www.mgoblue.c...

    I like the way the red pant-striping continues behind the knee. It’s so…cute.

    Yup, very middle school cool.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 7:13 pm |

    And you thought 4th-and-2 for the Patriots was stupid.

    (ref: LSU grouding the ball with :01 on clock)

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 7:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”362205″]And you thought 4th-and-2 for the Patriots was stupid.

    (ref: LSU grouding the ball with :01 on clock)[/quote]

    I mean, if you’re in “can’t get the field goal onto the team on field” mode…run a damn play.

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 7:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”362202″][quote comment=”362185″][quote comment=”362184″]For now, we’d like some feel for who would be interested. Any more form Chicago?

    That’s a definite maybe for me. I ran it past the wife this morning and she might actually be up for joining me.

    Cuz it’s always great to get away in the winter…

    to a place that’s even colder.[/quote]

    It’s not the cold, it’s the lack of humidity…[/quote]

    Actually, that makes the cold more workable. Wet cold is just terrible. I remember being in Baltimore one night when it was about 33 degrees and really humid. Felt as cold as I’ve ever felt. That kind of cold gets inside you. Dry cold you can battle with lots of layers. But humid cold, like humid heat, is brutal.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yeah, I heard Jeff Hostettler say the coldest he ever felt was when it was 40 degrees and rainy at Giants Stadium.

    With me it’s the wind. 30 with wet snow falling lazily on a calm day is heaven to me. Add wind and I’m less than thrilled. Colder than that means it’s dry and then my hands crack open. I’ll take dry summers and humid winters.

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 7:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”362206″][quote comment=”362205″]And you thought 4th-and-2 for the Patriots was stupid.

    (ref: LSU grouding the ball with :01 on clock)[/quote]

    I mean, if you’re in “can’t get the field goal onto the team on field” mode…run a damn play.[/quote]

    You said it. Aside from that boneheaded play, what a game, though.

  • Joe D | November 21, 2009 at 7:23 pm |

    My teams are from Pittsburgh and Tampa, so here we go…

    PITTSBURGH PIRATES – 1912 with the vertical lettering. I know I’ve seen a real photo of this before (likely on uniwatch, where else?). Anybody know where I can find a photo?
    http://exhibits.base...

    PITTSBURGH PENGUINS – Mid ’90s road jersey. I LOVE the diagonal lettering. I really wished they had kept this style. I was disapointed when they went to powder blue throwback with a circle logo instead of the old powder blue diagonal lettering.
    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    PITTSBURGH STEELERS – Modern throwbacks. I know they’re patterned after the 1962 style, but for whatever reason, I like them better today. Probably the whole HD thing.
    http://4.bp.blogspot...

    TAMPA BAY RAYS – 2008 St Pete Pelicans Throwbacks. One time wear but easily the best they’ve ever worn.
    http://i.cdn.turner....

    TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING – 1998. I think the John Cullen cancer patch is one of the most unique patches ever.
    http://www.hockeybay...

    TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS – 2009 throwbacks. Same deal as the Steelers. For whatever reason, they just look sharper today.
    http://assets.nydail...

  • flip | November 21, 2009 at 7:41 pm |

    Sitting and wondering if K-State @ Nebraska might break into the Top 5, esp. since K-State’s in traveling white… Do you believe in miracles?

  • LarryB | November 21, 2009 at 7:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”362193″]And “thank you” to LarryB for pointing out that the 1954 Ohio State helmets were gray, not white.

    This was on the verge of turning into another brown horsey for me. I knew the damn things weren’t white, but we kept being fed the nonsense that they were.

    One person posts something on a website with a well-done illustration/graphic and suddenly it’s fact. Nobody (except UW and we who read it, apparently) talks to anyone else or does any research.

    And I’ve been asking myself about the CBS thing for years. Have no answer. Too bad an interweb friend of mine is now longer around. He was the chief engineer at KABC in LA for many, many years. Never thought to ask him. Unfortunately, he died a couple years ago.

    Also, I think part of Mississppi having “Ole Miss” on the helmet is because the moniker exists, and such things aren’t common. Kinda like if Missouri used “Mizzou”, Washington went with “Wazzu”(sp?) or USC opted for “Southern Cal”. It’s a nickname for the school, not necessarily a geographic reference. Same thought as “Valpo” on Valpariso’s hoops unis.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Thanks Ricko, I have studied Ohio State’s uniform & helmet history as well as I could. Like you I have made guesses as to colors from b&w photos. I have found several pictures of Ohio State in 1952 where it sure seemed like the Buckeyes wore gray helmets as early as 1952. Even in a b&w picture gray looks different than white does.

    As far as I know the Buckeyes wore white helmets with red stripe from 1947-1951

    Gray helmets with red stripe from 1952-55

    gray helmets with red stripe and numbers from 1956-59

    1960-65 those gray helmets with red padding.

    And as early as 1954 there were a couple of silver helmets used by some players

    Like you said just because some artist does a rendering does not always make it correct.

  • LarryB | November 21, 2009 at 7:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”362205″]And you thought 4th-and-2 for the Patriots was stupid.

    (ref: LSU grouding the ball with :01 on clock)[/quote]

    That was a bizarre ending. Even when the Ole Miss kid jumped out of the way of the onside kick.

    wow

  • aflfan | November 21, 2009 at 7:47 pm |

    What the hell are the Canadians wearing tonight against the Wings? They are Blue and White. We don’t play the Canadiens that often and we don’t get to see the tri-colors. LAME!

  • aflfan | November 21, 2009 at 7:50 pm |

    Never mind, it is their 1909-10 “Vintage” jersey.

  • LarryB | November 21, 2009 at 7:54 pm |

    Man I am having a hard time on an OSU board trying to explain what a throwback uniform really is

    sheesh

  • Graf Zeppelin | November 21, 2009 at 7:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”362049″]
    Jets[/quote]

    This pic shows that the shoulder loops were a little further down when the Jets first made the change in ’98; I like it better this way. Not sure exactly when the sleeves got shorter and the loops became vertical.

  • Patrick in MI | November 21, 2009 at 8:20 pm |

    [quote comment=\”362213\”]What the hell are the Canadians wearing tonight against the Wings? They are Blue and White. We don\’t play the Canadiens that often and we don\’t get to see the tri-colors. LAME![/quote]

    Same here, I\’m bummed! Les Habs have the best uni in all of hockey (and this coming from a Red Wings fan!) and we get shafted.

    San Diego Chargers: the Dan Fouts/Kellen Winslow/Charlie Joiner years. That uni (and offense!) is why I started watching football in the first place. I\’m still a fan although I don\’t really care for the latest incarnation. The powder throwbacks are OK though.

  • jdreyfuss | November 21, 2009 at 8:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”362207″][quote comment=”362202″][quote comment=”362185″][quote comment=”362184″]For now, we’d like some feel for who would be interested. Any more form Chicago?

    That’s a definite maybe for me. I ran it past the wife this morning and she might actually be up for joining me.

    Cuz it’s always great to get away in the winter…

    to a place that’s even colder.[/quote]

    It’s not the cold, it’s the lack of humidity…[/quote]

    Actually, that makes the cold more workable. Wet cold is just terrible. I remember being in Baltimore one night when it was about 33 degrees and really humid. Felt as cold as I’ve ever felt. That kind of cold gets inside you. Dry cold you can battle with lots of layers. But humid cold, like humid heat, is brutal.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yeah, I heard Jeff Hostettler say the coldest he ever felt was when it was 40 degrees and rainy at Giants Stadium.

    With me it’s the wind. 30 with wet snow falling lazily on a calm day is heaven to me. Add wind and I’m less than thrilled. Colder than that means it’s dry and then my hands crack open. I’ll take dry summers and humid winters.[/quote]
    Thankfully, I won’t have to deal with any of the lake effect bullshit. I’m leaving Cleveland for the nice, warm (and rainy) streets of Houston on the first. BTW, is Paul planning on having a Uni Watch party in H-Town any time soon? I had a lot of fun at the one up here and I’d like to go to another.

  • jess | November 21, 2009 at 8:29 pm |

    Best Angels uniform. Early 60’s and no halo on the hat:

    http://farm4.static....

  • aflfan | November 21, 2009 at 8:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”362217″][quote comment=\”362213\”]What the hell are the Canadians wearing tonight against the Wings? They are Blue and White. We don\’t play the Canadiens that often and we don\’t get to see the tri-colors. LAME![/quote]

    Same here, I\’m bummed! Les Habs have the best uni in all of hockey (and this coming from a Red Wings fan!) and we get shafted.

    Did you notice the Canadians are wearing brown gloves as well.

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 8:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”362210″]Sitting and wondering if K-State @ Nebraska might break into the Top 5, esp. since K-State’s in traveling white… Do you believe in miracles?[/quote]

    They’re in the running. Think good thoughts, my friend.

  • jdreyfuss | November 21, 2009 at 8:48 pm |

    If it wasn’t for the unfortunate piping on UTEP’s pants, I’d nominate Rice-UTEP for the Top 5. Love those helmets with the Gothic R.
    http://scores.espn.g...

  • jdreyfuss | November 21, 2009 at 8:54 pm |

    On the same note, I’ve got to believe that between Oregon’s shoulder feathers and Arizona’s wraparound bibs with butt writing, that’s the worst uni matchup of the day.

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 8:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”362222″]If it wasn’t for the unfortunate piping on UTEP’s pants, I’d nominate Rice-UTEP for the Top 5. Love those helmets with the Gothic R.
    http://scores.espn.g...

    I’m with you. Oh, and thanks to your post I found another game that just about completed my Top 5. A free soda to anyone who can guess which game.

  • Mike P | November 21, 2009 at 9:06 pm |

    although i know the oregon unis have been discussed at length (im an avid reader but dont always read every comment) do their away whites have a NOB in a faint similar white color (possibly like a hologram material you can only read at certain angles)? if so, what the HELL is the point of having a NOB that you cannot see? it may be possible that QB #8 masoli has a dark undershirt with his name coincidentally in the same place a nameplate would be showing through the white??

  • Mike P | November 21, 2009 at 9:25 pm |
  • jdreyfuss | November 21, 2009 at 9:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”362226″]although i know the oregon unis have been discussed at length (im an avid reader but dont always read every comment) do their away whites have a NOB in a faint similar white color (possibly like a hologram material you can only read at certain angles)? if so, what the HELL is the point of having a NOB that you cannot see? it may be possible that QB #8 masoli has a dark undershirt with his name coincidentally in the same place a nameplate would be showing through the white??[/quote]
    Those are definitely white NOBs. It’s not tackle twill though; it’s some kind of metallic or dazzle fabric that shows up like you said, when the light hits it at an oblique angle.

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 9:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”362209″]My teams are from Pittsburgh and Tampa, so here we go…

    PITTSBURGH PIRATES – 1912 with the vertical lettering. I know I’ve seen a real photo of this before (likely on uniwatch, where else?). Anybody know where I can find a photo?
    http://exhibits.base...
    [/quote]

    you saw it here, of course

    /remember when my posts were short?

    //neither do i

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 9:30 pm |

    on another note

    ducks look like shit, but this is as probably as good a “combination” as we could hope for (as far as ‘winning’ goes)

    man…’zona in red monochrome with blue lids; ducks in green lids and black pants

    /what a clusterfuck

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 9:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”362226″]although i know the oregon unis have been discussed at length (im an avid reader but dont always read every comment) do their away whites have a NOB in a faint similar white color (possibly like a hologram material you can only read at certain angles)? if so, what the HELL is the point of having a NOB that you cannot see? it may be possible that QB #8 masoli has a dark undershirt with his name coincidentally in the same place a nameplate would be showing through the white??[/quote]

    It’s all some sort of “post-modernism” being foisted upon us by the major suppliers of uniforms these days, particularly in football.

    In part, the term postmodern is described by Merriam-Webster as relating to a theory that “involves a radical reappraisal of modern assumptions about culture, identity, history, or language”.

    In design terms it means, roughly, “Do what you want with the attitude that you don’t need a reason for doing it…other than that you chose to do it.”

    In even simpler terms, it’s like asking a kid why he drew on the wall with his mother’s lipstick and his answer, which in his mind is pefectly valid, is, “Because I wanted to.”

    Specifically in this case it would be more like, “Numbers and NOB are supposed to clearly identify players.” And the reply: “Convention is an artificial constriction. I choose to do it this way, to clearly show how perceptive I am and that I am not bound by such things.”

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 9:40 pm |

    anyone just catch musberger’s description of tOSU’s unis?

  • jdreyfuss | November 21, 2009 at 9:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”362231″][quote comment=”362226″]although i know the oregon unis have been discussed at length (im an avid reader but dont always read every comment) do their away whites have a NOB in a faint similar white color (possibly like a hologram material you can only read at certain angles)? if so, what the HELL is the point of having a NOB that you cannot see? it may be possible that QB #8 masoli has a dark undershirt with his name coincidentally in the same place a nameplate would be showing through the white??[/quote]

    It’s all some sort of “post-modernism” being foisted upon us by the major suppliers of uniforms these days, particularly in football.

    In part, the term postmodern is described by Merriam-Webster as relating to a theory that “involves a radical reappraisal of modern assumptions about culture, identity, history, or language”.

    In design terms it means, roughly, “Do what you want with the attitude that you don’t need a reason for doing it…other than that you chose to do it.”

    In even simpler terms, it’s like asking a kid why he drew on the wall with his mother’s lipstick and his answer, which in his mind is pefectly valid, is, “Because I wanted to.”

    Specifically in this case it would be more like, “Numbers and NOB are supposed to clearly identify players.” And the reply: “Convention is an artificial constriction. I choose to do it this way, to clearly show how perceptive I am and that I am not bound by such things.”

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Where they go wrong is a misunderstanding. Like Ricko said, they take the idea of postmodernism to mean that they can do anything they want to defy convention, but what it really is, is a reaction to the stark functionality of Bauhaus and modernism, which said that only elements which serve a functional purpose should be allowed.

    Postmodernism said that nonfunctional ornamentation can enhance something’s beauty without interfering with its functionality.

    Obviously, invisible nameplates do interfere with the functionality of the NOB, so yeah, they got it dead wrong.

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 9:43 pm |

    lets not forget

    nike didn’t do this because “they wanted to”

    the did this because they could

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 9:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”362232″]anyone just catch musberger’s description of tOSU’s unis?[/quote]

    I heard the word “traditional,” but I don’t know if he had his sarcasm tag on or not.

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 9:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”362235″][quote comment=”362232″]anyone just catch musberger’s description of tOSU’s unis?[/quote]

    I heard the word “traditional,” but I don’t know if he had his sarcasm tag on or not.[/quote]

    no no no…

    hold on…let me rewind the dvr

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 9:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”362233″][quote comment=”362231″][quote comment=”362226″]although i know the oregon unis have been discussed at length (im an avid reader but dont always read every comment) do their away whites have a NOB in a faint similar white color (possibly like a hologram material you can only read at certain angles)? if so, what the HELL is the point of having a NOB that you cannot see? it may be possible that QB #8 masoli has a dark undershirt with his name coincidentally in the same place a nameplate would be showing through the white??[/quote]

    It’s all some sort of “post-modernism” being foisted upon us by the major suppliers of uniforms these days, particularly in football.

    In part, the term postmodern is described by Merriam-Webster as relating to a theory that “involves a radical reappraisal of modern assumptions about culture, identity, history, or language”.

    In design terms it means, roughly, “Do what you want with the attitude that you don’t need a reason for doing it…other than that you chose to do it.”

    In even simpler terms, it’s like asking a kid why he drew on the wall with his mother’s lipstick and his answer, which in his mind is pefectly valid, is, “Because I wanted to.”

    Specifically in this case it would be more like, “Numbers and NOB are supposed to clearly identify players.” And the reply: “Convention is an artificial constriction. I choose to do it this way, to clearly show how perceptive I am and that I am not bound by such things.”

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Where they go wrong is a misunderstanding. Like Ricko said, they take the idea of postmodernism to mean that they can do anything they want to defy convention, but what it really is, is a reaction to the stark functionality of Bauhaus and modernism, which said that only elements which serve a functional purpose should be allowed.

    Postmodernism said that nonfunctional ornamentation can enhance something’s beauty without interfering with its functionality.

    Obviously, invisible nameplates do interfere with the functionality of the NOB, so yeah, they got it dead wrong.[/quote]

    Yeah. What Joe said.
    I shoulda said “some lameass interpration of post-modernism”.

    (thanks)

    —Ricko

  • jdreyfuss | November 21, 2009 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”362230″]on another note

    ducks look like shit, but this is as probably as good a “combination” as we could hope for (as far as ‘winning’ goes)

    man…’zona in red monochrome with blue lids; ducks in green lids and black pants

    /what a clusterfuck[/quote]
    Don’t forget the wraparound bibs on Arizona’s unis that have the butt writing on them. What’s that say, anyway?

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 9:50 pm |

    BULLETIN….

    New definition.

    Irish Hurling: “What Notre Dame fans are doing tonight.”

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 9:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”362238″][quote comment=”362230″]on another note

    ducks look like shit, but this is as probably as good a “combination” as we could hope for (as far as ‘winning’ goes)

    man…’zona in red monochrome with blue lids; ducks in green lids and black pants

    /what a clusterfuck[/quote]
    Don’t forget the wraparound bibs on Arizona’s unis that have the butt writing on them. What’s that say, anyway?[/quote]

    I think it’s…
    WHAT’S YOUR SIGN?

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 9:51 pm |

    quote:

    “so…uh…herbie, i didn’t recognize that team that was playing michigan today…wha…wha’d they do, uh, wire oregon for a little info on how to look bad in a uniform?”

    herbstreit’s response:

    “i liked the uni”

    brent:

    “didja?”

    herbie:

    “i thought looked good, it went back to 1954”

    brent:

    “i like the tradational buceyes”

    /effin sweet

  • jdreyfuss | November 21, 2009 at 9:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”362237″][quote comment=”362233″][quote comment=”362231″][quote comment=”362226″]although i know the oregon unis have been discussed at length (im an avid reader but dont always read every comment) do their away whites have a NOB in a faint similar white color (possibly like a hologram material you can only read at certain angles)? if so, what the HELL is the point of having a NOB that you cannot see? it may be possible that QB #8 masoli has a dark undershirt with his name coincidentally in the same place a nameplate would be showing through the white??[/quote]

    It’s all some sort of “post-modernism” being foisted upon us by the major suppliers of uniforms these days, particularly in football.

    In part, the term postmodern is described by Merriam-Webster as relating to a theory that “involves a radical reappraisal of modern assumptions about culture, identity, history, or language”.

    In design terms it means, roughly, “Do what you want with the attitude that you don’t need a reason for doing it…other than that you chose to do it.”

    In even simpler terms, it’s like asking a kid why he drew on the wall with his mother’s lipstick and his answer, which in his mind is pefectly valid, is, “Because I wanted to.”

    Specifically in this case it would be more like, “Numbers and NOB are supposed to clearly identify players.” And the reply: “Convention is an artificial constriction. I choose to do it this way, to clearly show how perceptive I am and that I am not bound by such things.”

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Where they go wrong is a misunderstanding. Like Ricko said, they take the idea of postmodernism to mean that they can do anything they want to defy convention, but what it really is, is a reaction to the stark functionality of Bauhaus and modernism, which said that only elements which serve a functional purpose should be allowed.

    Postmodernism said that nonfunctional ornamentation can enhance something’s beauty without interfering with its functionality.

    Obviously, invisible nameplates do interfere with the functionality of the NOB, so yeah, they got it dead wrong.[/quote]

    Yeah. What Joe said.
    I shoulda said “some lameass interpration of post-modernism”.

    (thanks)

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Oddly enough though, the shiny black NOBs that Oregon’s blackout basketball unis have show up pretty well. I guess that’s because matte black mutes the lights on it, while all whites, even mattes, will create glare.

  • Chris | November 21, 2009 at 9:52 pm |

    Wazzu = Washington State NOT Washington

  • jdreyfuss | November 21, 2009 at 9:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”362240″][quote comment=”362238″][quote comment=”362230″]on another note

    ducks look like shit, but this is as probably as good a “combination” as we could hope for (as far as ‘winning’ goes)

    man…’zona in red monochrome with blue lids; ducks in green lids and black pants

    /what a clusterfuck[/quote]
    Don’t forget the wraparound bibs on Arizona’s unis that have the butt writing on them. What’s that say, anyway?[/quote]

    I think it’s…
    WHAT’S YOUR SIGN?[/quote]
    My name is Joe Dreyfuss, and I approve of this comment.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 9:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”362243″]Wazzu = Washington State NOT Washington[/quote]

    I know that (forehead smack). Sheesh, thought that’s what I typed. Left out “State”, didn’t I. Sorry. Was pondering including Valpo or not, and didn’t proof carefully.

    —Ricko

  • jdreyfuss | November 21, 2009 at 10:00 pm |

    The butt writing says ‘Arizona,’ since it makes a lot of sense to put your team name on the back of the jersey.
    http://www.tucsoncit...

    Note that Nike did manage to get a big swoosh centered nicely, right below the collar. I guess it give a new meaning to playing for the name on the front, not the back. Normally I don’t have a problem with logo creep, but removing the team identity completely and focusing on the jersey sponsor is going too far. Even soccer teams still have a crest above the sponsor.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”362241″]quote:

    “so…uh…herbie, i didn’t recognize that team that was playing michigan today…wha…wha’d they do, uh, wire oregon for a little info on how to look bad in a uniform?”

    herbstreit’s response:

    “i liked the uni”

    brent:

    “didja?”

    herbie:

    “i thought looked good, it went back to 1954”

    brent:

    “i like the tradational buceyes”

    /effin sweet[/quote]

    So Herbie thinks the l954 helmets were white?
    Hey, it says so somewhere on the Interweb.
    Well, it’s not like he played for TOSU or anything.
    (eyeroll)

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:08 pm |

    Go, Arizona!!!!

    http://farm4.static....

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 10:08 pm |

    Turned out to be a competitive day uni-wise. Since they just missed out on the Top 5, here’s a red, white and blue salute to UGA VII: http://a.espncdn.com...

    KU/Texas was on the list, http://a.espncdn.com... ’til I saw a matchup that caught me off guard.

  • JTH | November 21, 2009 at 10:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”362225″][quote comment=”362222″]If it wasn’t for the unfortunate piping on UTEP’s pants, I’d nominate Rice-UTEP for the Top 5. Love those helmets with the Gothic R.
    http://scores.espn.g...

    I’m with you. Oh, and thanks to your post I found another game that just about completed my Top 5. A free soda to anyone who can guess which game.[/quote]
    SMU/Marshall?

  • Jeff P | November 21, 2009 at 10:10 pm |

    Want another great uni matchup? Blackhawks/ Oilers is on HNiC now. Oilers in retro (now their home), and hawks in the classic whites.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”362249″]Turned out to be a competitive day uni-wise. Since they just missed out on the Top 5, here’s a red, white and blue salute to UGA VII: http://a.espncdn.com...

    KU/Texas was on the list, http://a.espncdn.com... ’til I saw a matchup that caught me off guard.[/quote]

    Cal-Stanford?

  • JTH | November 21, 2009 at 10:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”362194″][quote comment=”362191″]I looked at the uni question as “Suppose your team had to wear one and only uniform in perpetuity.” Here’s what I’d pick.

    Bears Current :http://beargoggleson...

    White Sox 1959 World Series (White Stirrups): http://farm3.static....

    Blackhawks Standard Red from the ’90s-2000s: http://media.photobu...

    Whoa, that there would be a pretty impressive trifecta for one town to claim.

    And, yet, one of them chose to keep changing all the time. In fact, with some red instead of silver, they could… Nah, better not gonna go there. All the Sox fans under 40 go batshit whenever the subject comes up. LOL

    —Ricko[/quote]
    The black & reds are nice, but I actually think the Sox’ current homes might be their best ever, barely edging out the black & reds. Ask me in five minutes and I might say the opposite is true.

    I’ll agree with about the 50s Cubs, though. That’s their best look by far.

    I’ll also agree that the Bears’ current is probably their best ever. Either that or circa 1982 — with the blue facemasks but before the addition of the sleeve initials. I’m not crazy about the font they used in the 80s & 90s.

    Hawks: I’d have to go late 90s, when they still had gold trim on the crest.

    Bulls: hands down, it’s the script road uni, but not the home uni from that era. For the home uni, I’d have to go late-80s/early 90s with the red, single-color NOB.

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 10:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”362225″][quote comment=”362222″]If it wasn’t for the unfortunate piping on UTEP’s pants, I’d nominate Rice-UTEP for the Top 5. Love those helmets with the Gothic R.
    http://scores.espn.g...

    I’m with you. Oh, and thanks to your post I found another game that just about completed my Top 5. A free soda to anyone who can guess which game.[/quote]

    oregon arizona?

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 10:19 pm |

    I owe someone a free soda.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:21 pm |

    Arizona State-UCLA?

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”362219″]Best Angels uniform. Early 60’s and no halo on the hat:

    http://farm4.static....

    Yeah, VERY early. Added the halo during first season in ’61. Saw them in person at Met early. Later that year on TV was, “Whoa, they got a halo now.”

    That’s my way of agreeing. Hard to believe, I know, but at the time was one of the more colorful unis in MLB, along with Braves, Orioles and Orioles.

    In fact, always thought that uni was a restrained, Old Spanish California version of the Braves’. No sock stripes, less piping, more ornate letters and numbers. Not better than Braves, just a bit more…elegant, maybe.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:27 pm |

    oops, Braves, CARDINALS and Orioles.

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 10:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”362257″]at the time was one of the more colorful unis in MLB, along with Braves, Orioles and Orioles.

    [/quote]

    you forgot the orioles ;)

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:30 pm |

    Stanford has a players wearing the number of “his buddy who’s out with a knee injury.”

    Jeez.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”362260″]Stanford has a players wearing the number of “his buddy who’s out with a knee injury.”

    Jeez.[/quote]

    I guess if you don’t have a “the kid in the hospital asked me to hit a home run and I did” story to get you on TV you need to come up with … something.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | November 21, 2009 at 10:33 pm |

    So are we all in agreement? This is Oregon’s worst combination of the year so far.

  • Jeff P | November 21, 2009 at 10:33 pm |

    Oh, and for the best uni your team ever wore,

    Your Carolina Hurricanes!

    I like the white best, and the current set best overall. The switch to RBK brought the arm striping somewhat higher, which helps keep it visible instead of scrunched up around the glove. Looks much better, and the piping helps with the too red aspect of the homes. For that same reason, I like the whites better. Blacks are interesting and I mostly like the jersey, but red pants would look better (and real hurricane flags instead of the blacked out ones).

    And well, duh.

    As for baseball, I prefer the current yankees set. Current current one with the updated road. I presume photos aren’t necessary.

  • JTH | November 21, 2009 at 10:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”362258″]oops, Braves, CARDINALS and Orioles.[/quote]
    What about the A’s, Reds, Phillies, Cubs, Indians, Red Sox, etc?

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”362262″]So are we all in agreement? This is Oregon’s worst combination of the year so far.[/quote]

    Those are the whites with the carbon numbers, too, right? Not the green?

    Well,there’s a hodge podge for ya.

    So far looks like white-over-white wasn’t the problem on the road.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | November 21, 2009 at 10:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”362265″]
    Those are the whites with the carbon numbers, too, right? Not the green?[/quote]
    Yeah, so the helmet matches nothing.

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 10:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”362254″][quote comment=”362225″][quote comment=”362222″]If it wasn’t for the unfortunate piping on UTEP’s pants, I’d nominate Rice-UTEP for the Top 5. Love those helmets with the Gothic R.
    http://scores.espn.g...

    I’m with you. Oh, and thanks to your post I found another game that just about completed my Top 5. A free soda to anyone who can guess which game.[/quote]

    oregon arizona?[/quote]

    Well, let’s see…if you get rid of ‘zona’s back bib, the Titans knockoff number font, Oregon’s BFBS and CFCS (carbon for carbon’s sake) and the Belotti font…THEN you might have a contender.

    I do like the all-red, though.

  • JTH | November 21, 2009 at 10:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”362251″]Want another great uni matchup? Blackhawks/ Oilers is on HNiC now. Oilers in retro (now their home), and hawks in the classic whites.[/quote]
    Is HNIC still on the NHL Network south of the border? They’re showing “NHL on the Fly” here. Or is that just because the game’s blacked out in the Chicago market?

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”362264″][quote comment=”362258″]oops, Braves, CARDINALS and Orioles.[/quote]
    What about the A’s, Reds, Phillies, Cubs, Indians, Red Sox, etc?[/quote]

    I was speaking of ’61 exclusively.
    Reds, I thought about. And Indians looked good, too, and maybe could have in there. But one of the factors I was including was a two-color hat. Weren’t many around. And while Phillies were bright, were one-color-and-white. Like the A’s who, in ’61, wore navy and white with a little red trim on chest logo, and on the homes only.

    Now, even by ’62, much of that would change.

    —-Ricko

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 10:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”362267″][quote comment=”362254″][quote comment=”362225″][quote comment=”362222″]If it wasn’t for the unfortunate piping on UTEP’s pants, I’d nominate Rice-UTEP for the Top 5. Love those helmets with the Gothic R.
    http://scores.espn.g...

    I’m with you. Oh, and thanks to your post I found another game that just about completed my Top 5. A free soda to anyone who can guess which game.[/quote]

    oregon arizona?[/quote]

    Well, let’s see…if you get rid of ‘zona’s back bib, the Titans knockoff number font, Oregon’s BFBS and CFCS (carbon for carbon’s sake) and the Belotti font…THEN you might have a contender.

    I do like the all-red, though.[/quote]

    Arizona at least has the smarts to (like the Chiefs and the early Phoenix Cardinals) wear white socks, which keeps them, visually speaking, red only to the knee. It’s when mono red’s leotarded that it really gets to looking like longjohns.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | November 21, 2009 at 11:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”362269″][quote comment=”362264″][quote comment=”362258″]oops, Braves, CARDINALS and Orioles.[/quote]
    What about the A’s, Reds, Phillies, Cubs, Indians, Red Sox, etc?[/quote]

    I was speaking of ’61 exclusively.
    Reds, I thought about. And Indians looked good, too, and maybe could have in there. But one of the factors I was including was a two-color hat. Weren’t many around. And while Phillies were bright, were one-color-and-white. Like the A’s who, in ’61, wore navy and white with a little red trim on chest logo, and on the homes only.

    Now, even by ’62, much of that would change.

    —-Ricko[/quote]
    Cards had two-tone caps in 1961?

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 11:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”362271″][quote comment=”362269″][quote comment=”362264″][quote comment=”362258″]oops, Braves, CARDINALS and Orioles.[/quote]
    What about the A’s, Reds, Phillies, Cubs, Indians, Red Sox, etc?[/quote]

    I was speaking of ’61 exclusively.
    Reds, I thought about. And Indians looked good, too, and maybe could have in there. But one of the factors I was including was a two-color hat. Weren’t many around. And while Phillies were bright, were one-color-and-white. Like the A’s who, in ’61, wore navy and white with a little red trim on chest logo, and on the homes only.

    Now, even by ’62, much of that would change.

    —-Ricko[/quote]
    Cards had two-tone caps in 1961?[/quote]

    Nope, but they did wear red sleeves and stirrups with navy hats, which was unusual and unlike anyone else that year.

  • Jeff P | November 21, 2009 at 11:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”362268″][quote comment=”362251″]Want another great uni matchup? Blackhawks/ Oilers is on HNiC now. Oilers in retro (now their home), and hawks in the classic whites.[/quote]
    Is HNIC still on the NHL Network south of the border? They’re showing “NHL on the Fly” here. Or is that just because the game’s blacked out in the Chicago market?[/quote]

    No clue. I’m only about 20 minutes south of the border here at school, we get CBC and CTV from Ottawa here.

    Anyway, it’s been a fun game to watch.

  • Ricko | November 21, 2009 at 11:15 pm |

    Home version of what Oklahoma wore today…
    http://farm3.static....

    Yipes, real stripes. Go all the way around an’ everything. That’s due to real sleeves, of course.

    –Ricko

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 11:29 pm |

    is the petal almost off the rose?

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 11:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”362275″]is the petal almost off the rose?[/quote]

    That happened last week when Iowa lost…

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 11:33 pm |

    WOW

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 11:33 pm |

    What the duck??

  • JimV19 | November 21, 2009 at 11:34 pm |

    Keep the band off the field…it ain’t over yet…

  • Tom V | November 21, 2009 at 11:40 pm |

    Watching the 11 O’clock news, sports comes on, sportscaster showing highlights of the FSU game, first thing he says “Not sure what they were thinking putting those uniforms on.”

    Could I scream or what? All this guy needs to do (and I’m sure I’m trvializing it) is cover highlights of three or four games for the day. Could they be any less informed? Could they be any more naive or ignorant of the teams and games they cover? No, its not their job to know everything about the teams, but can they not come on making ignorant comments without even knowing the story?

    Again, I know we’re more informed about about the uniforms because of our interests, but could these sportscasters get a damn clue? Honestly in todays world, so many times if you want a certain job (like a sportscaster) it helps to know 10 times the information you’d ever be expected to know just so that when instances like these come up you can show you know just a little more about sportscasting than covering the 11 oclock news for 3 minutes. I mean honestly, the guy should have said something about the nike uniforms being worn today or nothing at all. But to show ignorance was simply unacceptable. Bet this guy is going to get nice uniform education over the next few days. I pray he does.

  • Chris | November 21, 2009 at 11:44 pm |

    Not uni-related but random question since people were commenting earlier on Ole Miss…

    Where does that nickname come from? How did University of Mississippi become Ole Miss? Even other names that aren’t just initials or something like that…Wazzu, Mizzou, etc come to mind aren’t the more prevalent name. I mean when they come up I think of them as Ole Miss, not University of Mississippi.

  • LI Phil | November 21, 2009 at 11:59 pm |

    how ’bout dem ducks!

  • JimV19 | November 22, 2009 at 12:00 am |

    duckin’ ducks…

  • JTH | November 22, 2009 at 12:09 am |

    [quote comment=”362038″]I am a huge sports fan/uni fan and a huge music fan. I love when the two combine, when musicians show some sort of interest in an athletic team. (Come on, cause we all know in high school the two don’t combine very well.) I enjoy the fact that Taylor Swift debuted the Preds 3rd jersey at a concert in Nashville.

    So, last night, anyone see Jimmy Kimmel? Ben Gibbard from Seattle-based Death Cab for Cutie had a Mariner’s sticker on his guitar. But not just any sticker, the old Triton Logo!

    When and where can we find musician’s supporting our team’s logos?? Especially something retro!?[/quote]
    http://www.brandsoft...

    (I missed this one earlier today.)

  • M.Princip | November 22, 2009 at 12:09 am |

    Wow! What a brilliant brilliant game. Hat’s off to Arizona. That was great football folks.

    Go Ducks!

  • Chuck | November 22, 2009 at 12:15 am |

    in his post game interview, Jim Tressell said the OSU throwbacks would have been burned if they had lost. I say, burn them anyways!

  • LI Phil | November 22, 2009 at 12:17 am |

    [quote comment=”362286″]in his post game interview, Jim Tressell said the OSU throwbacks would have been burned if they had lost. I say, burn them anyways![/quote]

    does polyester burn?

  • JimV19 | November 22, 2009 at 12:18 am |

    [quote comment=”362286″]in his post game interview, Jim Tressell said the OSU throwbacks would have been burned if they had lost. I say, burn them anyways![/quote]

    They’re so lightweight they’d probably float above the flames…

  • JimV19 | November 22, 2009 at 12:27 am |

    The other team from Oregon was in a pretty decent uni-matchup: http://a.espncdn.com...
    Not as close of a game, though.

  • JimV19 | November 22, 2009 at 12:31 am |

    If it weren’t for Carolina’s goofy pant stripe, the UNC/BC might have been a Top Fiver: http://a.espncdn.com...

  • Jeff P | November 22, 2009 at 12:42 am |

    [quote comment=”362290″]If it weren’t for Carolina’s goofy pant stripe, the UNC/BC might have been a Top Fiver: http://a.espncdn.com...
    So sue me, I like the pant stipe. It’s still pretty simple and classy, who says there’s a rule that stripes have to go all the way down to look good? The only real basis for that is because “That’s the way it used to be, that’s how I grew up, so damn anyone who says otherwise.” There are certainly pant patterns that are wild, crazy and don’t work, but I don’t think that’s one of them.

    That said though, It needs more blue on the bottom as it stands, and a full stripe would do that, or just blue socks. But this being the NCAA, that’s not going to happen. Those pants do look great with the blue jerseys though.

    Or, just have them wear the blue pants with the whites. Would that be so hard?

  • LI Phil | November 22, 2009 at 12:43 am |

    [quote comment=”362289″]The other team from Oregon was in a pretty decent uni-matchup: http://a.espncdn.com...
    Not as close of a game, though.[/quote]

    as long as they lay down and die in eugene on december 3, all will be well

    /think autzen will be loud?

  • Jeff P | November 22, 2009 at 12:45 am |

    Oh, and by blue I mean Carolina blue. The navy pants are fine with the blue jersey, but stay away from navy anything else or navy pants with the white. Carolina blue is your color. It’s named after you. It has been your visual signature for years, and is associated with you internationally. Don’t fuck with that.

  • JimV19 | November 22, 2009 at 12:46 am |

    [quote comment=”362291″][quote comment=”362290″]If it weren’t for Carolina’s goofy pant stripe, the UNC/BC might have been a Top Fiver: http://a.espncdn.com...
    So sue me, I like the pant stipe. It’s still pretty simple and classy, who says there’s a rule that stripes have to go all the way down to look good? The only real basis for that is because “That’s the way it used to be, that’s how I grew up, so damn anyone who says otherwise.” There are certainly pant patterns that are wild, crazy and don’t work, but I don’t think that’s one of them.

    That said though, It needs more blue on the bottom as it stands, and a full stripe would do that, or just blue socks. But this being the NCAA, that’s not going to happen. Those pants do look great with the blue jerseys though.

    Or, just have them wear the blue pants with the whites. Would that be so hard?[/quote]

    Blue pants, even with the goofy stripe, probably would have put them on the list.

    I’m not opposed to some of the new striping – I’m just not too fond of that particular one. Overall, it’s a good uni, but there were a lot of good matchups today. Therefore I had to start nitpicking.

  • Mike Engle | November 22, 2009 at 12:47 am |

    [quote comment=”362284″][quote comment=”362038″]I am a huge sports fan/uni fan and a huge music fan. I love when the two combine, when musicians show some sort of interest in an athletic team. (Come on, cause we all know in high school the two don’t combine very well.) I enjoy the fact that Taylor Swift debuted the Preds 3rd jersey at a concert in Nashville.

    So, last night, anyone see Jimmy Kimmel? Ben Gibbard from Seattle-based Death Cab for Cutie had a Mariner’s sticker on his guitar. But not just any sticker, the old Triton Logo!

    When and where can we find musician’s supporting our team’s logos?? Especially something retro!?[/quote]
    http://www.brandsoft...

    (I missed this one earlier today.)[/quote]
    Paul McCartney has a Detroit Red Wings sticker on his acoustic guitar, because a fan wanted Sir Paul to have a Wings sticker for the Wings band.
    (In other news, that guitar is a upside-down right-handed guitar, modified for lefty Paul.)
    (In other other news, is it true nobody remembered/knew of that before me? Can’t believe it.)

  • LI Phil | November 22, 2009 at 12:50 am |

    [quote comment=”362291″][quote comment=”362290″]If it weren’t for Carolina’s goofy pant stripe, the UNC/BC might have been a Top Fiver: http://a.espncdn.com...
    So sue me, I like the pant stipe. It’s still pretty simple and classy, who says there’s a rule that stripes have to go all the way down to look good? The only real basis for that is because “That’s the way it used to be, that’s how I grew up, so damn anyone who says otherwise.” There are certainly pant patterns that are wild, crazy and don’t work, but I don’t think that’s one of them.

    That said though, It needs more blue on the bottom as it stands, and a full stripe would do that, or just blue socks. But this being the NCAA, that’s not going to happen. Those pants do look great with the blue jerseys though.

    Or, just have them wear the blue pants with the whites. Would that be so hard?[/quote]

    you mean these?

    that’s actually not a bad look…dark blue always looks good with powder (or in this case, carolina) blue

    that pants stripe (well, that pants truncation) tho…that looks bad…maybe it doesn’t need to be a full stripe (although i’d prefer it), but that truncation does NOT work at all…even something like the panthers have would work better

  • Mike Engle | November 22, 2009 at 12:55 am |

    [quote comment=”362296″][quote comment=”362291″][quote comment=”362290″]If it weren’t for Carolina’s goofy pant stripe, the UNC/BC might have been a Top Fiver: http://a.espncdn.com...
    So sue me, I like the pant stipe. It’s still pretty simple and classy, who says there’s a rule that stripes have to go all the way down to look good? The only real basis for that is because “That’s the way it used to be, that’s how I grew up, so damn anyone who says otherwise.” There are certainly pant patterns that are wild, crazy and don’t work, but I don’t think that’s one of them.

    That said though, It needs more blue on the bottom as it stands, and a full stripe would do that, or just blue socks. But this being the NCAA, that’s not going to happen. Those pants do look great with the blue jerseys though.

    Or, just have them wear the blue pants with the whites. Would that be so hard?[/quote]

    you mean these?

    that’s actually not a bad look…dark blue always looks good with powder (or in this case, carolina) blue

    that pants stripe (well, that pants truncation) tho…that looks bad…maybe it doesn’t need to be a full stripe (although i’d prefer it), but that truncation does NOT work at all…even something like the panthers have would work better[/quote]
    Actually, upon further review (or, I might just be thinking WAY too hard about this one), while I generally like full top-to-bottom stripes, I’m willing to give UNC a passing grade on that stripe-like pattern. It actually looks like North Carolina. (Turn your head sideways, so that the Atlantic coast is on the waistline. Left side only, of course; right side would be mirrored.)

  • JimV19 | November 22, 2009 at 12:55 am |

    [quote comment=”362296″][quote comment=”362291″][quote comment=”362290″]If it weren’t for Carolina’s goofy pant stripe, the UNC/BC might have been a Top Fiver: http://a.espncdn.com...
    So sue me, I like the pant stipe. It’s still pretty simple and classy, who says there’s a rule that stripes have to go all the way down to look good? The only real basis for that is because “That’s the way it used to be, that’s how I grew up, so damn anyone who says otherwise.” There are certainly pant patterns that are wild, crazy and don’t work, but I don’t think that’s one of them.

    That said though, It needs more blue on the bottom as it stands, and a full stripe would do that, or just blue socks. But this being the NCAA, that’s not going to happen. Those pants do look great with the blue jerseys though.

    Or, just have them wear the blue pants with the whites. Would that be so hard?[/quote]

    you mean these?

    that’s actually not a bad look…dark blue always looks good with powder (or in this case, carolina) blue

    that pants stripe (well, that pants truncation) tho…that looks bad…maybe it doesn’t need to be a full stripe (although i’d prefer it), but that truncation does NOT work at all…even something like the panthers have would work better[/quote]

    I love dark and powder blue together, but Jeff’s right – not on Carolina. Villanova, yes.

    Even if the stripe tapered down to a pinstripe, I could handle that. What they’re wearing now just looks like an Exacto blade or something like that.

  • Taxman | November 22, 2009 at 1:04 am |

    Up way too late – but had to read all 290 comments. Great stuff guys and Ricko was en fuego indeed.

    I saw little football live today, but on my ESPN highlights, Harvard-Yale was a sweet looking uni matchup.

  • LI Phil | November 22, 2009 at 1:13 am |

    [quote comment=”362297″]Actually, upon further review (or, I might just be thinking WAY too hard about this one), while I generally like full top-to-bottom stripes, I’m willing to give UNC a passing grade on that stripe-like pattern. It actually looks like North Carolina. (Turn your head sideways, so that the Atlantic coast is on the waistline. Left side only, of course; right side would be mirrored.)[/quote]

    mike…

    i actually don’t think you’re thinking too hard

    man, i wish i was back in university

  • Taxman | November 22, 2009 at 1:13 am |

    My hometown favorites:
    Orioles 1966-71 home whites with vertical arched NOB in black

    Colts 1957-1970’s classic home blues with all the right stripes on socks, etc.

    Bullets – Orange road (and sometimes home!)unis of the Monroe/Unseld era

    Ravens – current home purple over white.

    Not covering college?
    Anyway:
    Terrapins football – Bobby Ross/Esiason era Red home jerseys w/ black-white-athletic gold stripes

    Terrapins b-ball: McMillen-Elmore era home whites with script Maryland and nice red-black-red-black-red stripes.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 22, 2009 at 1:15 am |

    Favorite uniforms:

    NFL:

    Seattle Seahawks

    Cleveland Browns

    MLB:

    Seattle Mariners

    Chicago Cubs

    NBA:

    Portland Trail Blazers

    NHL:

    Chicago Blackhawks

    Carolina Hurricanes (One of the few teams I like solely because of their uniforms.)

  • Jeff P | November 22, 2009 at 1:15 am |

    [quote comment=”362296″][quote comment=”362291″][quote comment=”362290″]If it weren’t for Carolina’s goofy pant stripe, the UNC/BC might have been a Top Fiver: http://a.espncdn.com...
    So sue me, I like the pant stipe. It’s still pretty simple and classy, who says there’s a rule that stripes have to go all the way down to look good? The only real basis for that is because “That’s the way it used to be, that’s how I grew up, so damn anyone who says otherwise.” There are certainly pant patterns that are wild, crazy and don’t work, but I don’t think that’s one of them.

    That said though, It needs more blue on the bottom as it stands, and a full stripe would do that, or just blue socks. But this being the NCAA, that’s not going to happen. Those pants do look great with the blue jerseys though.

    Or, just have them wear the blue pants with the whites. Would that be so hard?[/quote]

    you mean these?

    that’s actually not a bad look…dark blue always looks good with powder (or in this case, carolina) blue

    that pants stripe (well, that pants truncation) tho…that looks bad…maybe it doesn’t need to be a full stripe (although i’d prefer it), but that truncation does NOT work at all…even something like the panthers have would work better[/quote]

    No, I mean carolina blue pants, as I mentioned in a follow up post (#299). Those navy pants should only be worn with the carolina blue jerseys. And the navy jerseys should go away.

  • The Hemogoblin | November 22, 2009 at 1:17 am |

    [quote comment=”362292″][quote comment=”362289″]The other team from Oregon was in a pretty decent uni-matchup: http://a.espncdn.com...
    Not as close of a game, though.[/quote]

    as long as they lay down and die in eugene on december 3, all will be well

    /think autzen will be loud?[/quote]

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    (Is your question answered yet?)

  • Taxman | November 22, 2009 at 1:22 am |

  • Taxman | November 22, 2009 at 1:24 am |
  • Judy | November 22, 2009 at 1:25 am |

    [quote comment=”362084″]http://sportsthenandnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Sonny-Jurgensen-Redskins.jpg

    Definitely the best skins uni ever. I wish they’d go back to it permanently. Below is the white:

    http://www.bestsport...

    I was going to post the exact same picture. I sort of like the burgundy jersey/white pants combo from later years, but this set has the best helmet, best sleeve strips, and of course, the best socks.

    I was looking up Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets jerseys to see if I really like any of them and came across this picture of Gus Johnson:

    http://www.nba.com/m....
    Anybody know where I can find more pictures from this era?

  • Taxman | November 22, 2009 at 1:30 am |

    These are the Terps in road red from that era
    http://sportsillustr...

  • Judy | November 22, 2009 at 1:30 am |

    Wow. I knew UniWatchers were good, but I would never have expected somebody to answer my question [i]before[/i] I asked it. How did you do that, Taxman?

  • LI Phil | November 22, 2009 at 1:30 am |

    [quote comment=”362303″]
    No, I mean carolina blue pants, as I mentioned in a follow up post (#299). Those navy pants should only be worn with the carolina blue jerseys. And the navy jerseys should go away.[/quote]

    yeah i saw that, but after i posted (was actually looking for pic of them in carolina blue pants)

    do they even have them? i didn’t search all that hard, but i never did find them wearing them (although, i SWEAR they once went all carolina-blue-monochrome)…i know they’ve gone all navy monochrome

  • Taxman | November 22, 2009 at 1:34 am |

    [quote comment=”362307″][quote comment=”362084″]http://sportsthenandnow.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/Sonny-Jurgensen-Redskins.jpg

    Definitely the best skins uni ever. I wish they’d go back to it permanently. Below is the white:

    http://www.bestsport...

    I was going to post the exact same picture. I sort of like the burgundy jersey/white pants combo from later years, but this set has the best helmet, best sleeve strips, and of course, the best socks.

    I was looking up Baltimore/Capital/Washington Bullets jerseys to see if I really like any of them and came across this picture of Gus Johnson:

    http://www.nba.com/m....
    Anybody know where I can find more pictures from this era?[/quote]

    I’m looking for an instance where Baltimore wore the orange at home – it definitely happened, because I have seen pics in the past where the distinctive Baltimore Civic Center was the backdrop of an orange-clad Bullet team.

    I found this, but it’s likely from MSG
    http://www.gettyimag...

  • Taxman | November 22, 2009 at 1:40 am |

    [quote comment=”362309″]Wow. I knew UniWatchers were good, but I would never have expected somebody to answer my question [i]before[/i] I asked it. How did you do that, Taxman?[/quote]
    Not sure – I’m brain dead and ready for bed!

    Bullets-Knicks of that era remains one of the most heated rivalries ever. Matchups?? Reed-Unseld/DeBuscherre-Gus Johnson/Frazier-Monroe/Bill Bradley-Jack Marin/ Dick Barnett-Kevin Loughery

  • jdreyfuss | November 22, 2009 at 1:43 am |

    [quote comment=”362297″][quote comment=”362296″][quote comment=”362291″][quote comment=”362290″]If it weren’t for Carolina’s goofy pant stripe, the UNC/BC might have been a Top Fiver: http://a.espncdn.com...
    So sue me, I like the pant stipe. It’s still pretty simple and classy, who says there’s a rule that stripes have to go all the way down to look good? The only real basis for that is because “That’s the way it used to be, that’s how I grew up, so damn anyone who says otherwise.” There are certainly pant patterns that are wild, crazy and don’t work, but I don’t think that’s one of them.

    That said though, It needs more blue on the bottom as it stands, and a full stripe would do that, or just blue socks. But this being the NCAA, that’s not going to happen. Those pants do look great with the blue jerseys though.

    Or, just have them wear the blue pants with the whites. Would that be so hard?[/quote]

    you mean these?

    that’s actually not a bad look…dark blue always looks good with powder (or in this case, carolina) blue

    that pants stripe (well, that pants truncation) tho…that looks bad…maybe it doesn’t need to be a full stripe (although i’d prefer it), but that truncation does NOT work at all…even something like the panthers have would work better[/quote]
    Actually, upon further review (or, I might just be thinking WAY too hard about this one), while I generally like full top-to-bottom stripes, I’m willing to give UNC a passing grade on that stripe-like pattern. It actually looks like North Carolina. (Turn your head sideways, so that the Atlantic coast is on the waistline. Left side only, of course; right side would be mirrored.)[/quote]
    Looks more like Tennessee to me.

    Cavs tracker update: They’re now 5-1 in the home whites, with a scoring margin of +38. 10-4 overall, +47. I’d say the magic they had at the Q last year seems to be coming back.

  • Jeff P | November 22, 2009 at 1:49 am |

    [quote comment=”362310″][quote comment=”362303″]
    No, I mean carolina blue pants, as I mentioned in a follow up post (#299). Those navy pants should only be worn with the carolina blue jerseys. And the navy jerseys should go away.[/quote]

    yeah i saw that, but after i posted (was actually looking for pic of them in carolina blue pants)

    do they even have them? i didn’t search all that hard, but i never did find them wearing them (although, i SWEAR they once went all carolina-blue-monochrome)…i know they’ve gone all navy monochrome[/quote]

    I was thinking that they did. If they don’t, they really should.

    And here’s another random thought: what would it look like if they put the argyle down the pant leg as the stripe? It could be a cool tie in with the Basketball team, or it could be a disaster. But it would be an interesting look, that’s for sure.

  • Judy | November 22, 2009 at 1:51 am |

    [quote comment=”362301″]My hometown favorites:
    Orioles 1966-71 home whites with vertical arched NOB in black

    Colts 1957-1970’s classic home blues with all the right stripes on socks, etc.

    Bullets – Orange road (and sometimes home!)unis of the Monroe/Unseld era

    Ravens – current home purple over white.

    Not covering college?
    Anyway:
    Terrapins football – Bobby Ross/Esiason era Red home jerseys w/ black-white-athletic gold stripes

    Terrapins b-ball: McMillen-Elmore era home whites with script Maryland and nice red-black-red-black-red stripes.[/quote]

    Agreed on the Terps jerseys, although I do like the earlier helmet with the turtle.

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

    http://cache1.asset-...

    http://cache3.asset-...

  • Jeff P | November 22, 2009 at 1:52 am |

    And here we go: from a 2008 blog entry, unsure of the date on the photo.

    The blue pants. Even paired with the white jersey. Nice look. Can’t say the same for the opposition though, those gold jerseys are horrendous.

  • Mike Engle | November 22, 2009 at 1:58 am |

    [quote comment=”362313″][quote comment=”362297″][quote comment=”362296″][quote comment=”362291″][quote comment=”362290″]If it weren’t for Carolina’s goofy pant stripe, the UNC/BC might have been a Top Fiver: http://a.espncdn.com...
    So sue me, I like the pant stipe. It’s still pretty simple and classy, who says there’s a rule that stripes have to go all the way down to look good? The only real basis for that is because “That’s the way it used to be, that’s how I grew up, so damn anyone who says otherwise.” There are certainly pant patterns that are wild, crazy and don’t work, but I don’t think that’s one of them.

    That said though, It needs more blue on the bottom as it stands, and a full stripe would do that, or just blue socks. But this being the NCAA, that’s not going to happen. Those pants do look great with the blue jerseys though.

    Or, just have them wear the blue pants with the whites. Would that be so hard?[/quote]

    you mean these?

    that’s actually not a bad look…dark blue always looks good with powder (or in this case, carolina) blue

    that pants stripe (well, that pants truncation) tho…that looks bad…maybe it doesn’t need to be a full stripe (although i’d prefer it), but that truncation does NOT work at all…even something like the panthers have would work better[/quote]
    Actually, upon further review (or, I might just be thinking WAY too hard about this one), while I generally like full top-to-bottom stripes, I’m willing to give UNC a passing grade on that stripe-like pattern. It actually looks like North Carolina. (Turn your head sideways, so that the Atlantic coast is on the waistline. Left side only, of course; right side would be mirrored.)[/quote]
    Looks more like Tennessee to me.
    [/quote]
    Nope. Tennessee is a parallelogram. End of story.

  • Wes Kendall | November 22, 2009 at 2:04 am |

    [quote comment=”362141″]My favorites for my favorite teams:

    Current Marlins: black hats and pinstripes. not as flashy as the old teal.

    early 90s Dolphins: Teal over white, as it should always be at home. No dropshadows either.

    2000 era Florida Panthers: red with blue and gold, and the nice vertically arched NOB (as opposed to the crummy straight NOB).[/quote]

    Agreed for the early 90’s Dolphins. It was a perfect mix of their classic 70’s look, and their current modern look. Nice ratio of stripes, yet with the classic logo.

    White on white for home: http://cdn3.ioffer.c...
    http://static.nfl.co...

    Aqua for primetime/away: http://static.nfl.co...

    Away white/aqua pants: http://www.nflhistor...

    As for my favorite baseball team, the Tigers:

    Home: http://www.dailyfung... DUH!

    Away: http://media.photobu... or http://www.grandstan...

    Can’t decide.

  • jdreyfuss | November 22, 2009 at 2:11 am |

    [quote comment=”362317″][quote comment=”362313″][quote comment=”362297″][quote comment=”362296″][quote comment=”362291″][quote comment=”362290″]If it weren’t for Carolina’s goofy pant stripe, the UNC/BC might have been a Top Fiver: http://a.espncdn.com...
    So sue me, I like the pant stipe. It’s still pretty simple and classy, who says there’s a rule that stripes have to go all the way down to look good? The only real basis for that is because “That’s the way it used to be, that’s how I grew up, so damn anyone who says otherwise.” There are certainly pant patterns that are wild, crazy and don’t work, but I don’t think that’s one of them.

    That said though, It needs more blue on the bottom as it stands, and a full stripe would do that, or just blue socks. But this being the NCAA, that’s not going to happen. Those pants do look great with the blue jerseys though.

    Or, just have them wear the blue pants with the whites. Would that be so hard?[/quote]

    you mean these?

    that’s actually not a bad look…dark blue always looks good with powder (or in this case, carolina) blue

    that pants stripe (well, that pants truncation) tho…that looks bad…maybe it doesn’t need to be a full stripe (although i’d prefer it), but that truncation does NOT work at all…even something like the panthers have would work better[/quote]
    Actually, upon further review (or, I might just be thinking WAY too hard about this one), while I generally like full top-to-bottom stripes, I’m willing to give UNC a passing grade on that stripe-like pattern. It actually looks like North Carolina. (Turn your head sideways, so that the Atlantic coast is on the waistline. Left side only, of course; right side would be mirrored.)[/quote]
    Looks more like Tennessee to me.
    [/quote]
    Nope. Tennessee is a parallelogram. End of story.[/quote]
    I know, but the angle on that is really close to the angle of Tennessee. North Carolina has kind of that undercurve and long tail that don’t look like that line at all. Tennessee is a lot straighter.

  • LI Phil | November 22, 2009 at 2:12 am |

    [quote comment=”362316″]And here we go: from a 2008 blog entry, unsure of the date on the photo.

    The blue pants. Even paired with the white jersey. Nice look. Can’t say the same for the opposition though, those gold jerseys are horrendous.[/quote]

    nice job, but i think those are the old style pants (could be wrong tho)

    i was looking for the new “look” … still a good find, even if it was the old school pants…and a much better look (although, the navy blue looks good, but yeah…carolina blue is what they should wear and not this garbage)

  • Thomas Clark | November 22, 2009 at 2:25 am |

    I know I’m way late on this but I had a 19 hour day that covered 500 miles, the UM-OSU game, and a hockey game across state…and my phone wouldn’t post from the Big House.

    To the naked eye the OSU unis weren’t too bad, but they didn’t look like Ohio State at all. Even as a Michigan fan that’s very disappointing.

    From a distance there was nothing outlandish or crazy about the unis, you could tell they were “modernized” but nothing that was overly stupid. All in all I give it a score of “Pointless” on a scale of 1-10.

  • JimV19 | November 22, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”362314″][quote comment=”362310″][quote comment=”362303″]
    No, I mean carolina blue pants, as I mentioned in a follow up post (#299). Those navy pants should only be worn with the carolina blue jerseys. And the navy jerseys should go away.[/quote]

    yeah i saw that, but after i posted (was actually looking for pic of them in carolina blue pants)

    do they even have them? i didn’t search all that hard, but i never did find them wearing them (although, i SWEAR they once went all carolina-blue-monochrome)…i know they’ve gone all navy monochrome[/quote]

    I was thinking that they did. If they don’t, they really should.

    And here’s another random thought: what would it look like if they put the argyle down the pant leg as the stripe? It could be a cool tie in with the Basketball team, or it could be a disaster. But it would be an interesting look, that’s for sure.[/quote]

    Argyle? Yes! There you go, Jeff!