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‘Well, batten them down again! We’ll teach those hatches!’

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What’s that little stitching mark underneath the Islanders crest on Tim Jackman’s jersey? Reader John Muir explains:

Jackman had some trouble with his jersey earlier this year. Even though his rear tie-down was fastened, his jersey came up over his head during a fight. So during the first intermission, Islanders equipment manager Scott Boggs contacted the league and asked if he could affix a front tie-down to Jackman’s jersey. The league agreed and the modification was ready in time for the second period. Jackman explains all of this in this video clip.

Fascinating. Do other players out there have front tie-downs?

New ESPN column today — the annual holiday gift guide. Enjoy.

Raffle Reminder: Remember, I’m currently raffling off a $100 gift certificate from SoccerPro.com. Details here.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Oregon and Oregon State will be wearing helmet decals tonight in support of soldiers in the Oregon National Guard’s 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team. Details here and here (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Are the Canucks preparing to scrap the Orca logo? Could be (with thanks to John Muir). … Here’s a shot from the 1979 Syracuse/Penn State game. Note the inconsistent pants striping on the Syracuse players (with thanks to Rick DiRubbo). … Oh man, if only I had bought this building (way to torture me, Kirsten). … Did you know Tab was briefly made with sugar? James Huening found that can at this soda web site, which also features, among other things, an RC can featuring Dave Parker wearing his cap backwards (presumably because they didn’t have permission to use the Pirates logo). … Here’s another shot of Paul Hornung wearing a plastic faceguard on a leather helmet (with thanks to Nathan Haas). … Great pics of the Heilwood Bloomer Girls, a 1919 women’s baseball team from western Pennsylvania, here (with thanks to Roscoe Speers). … New logo set for the 2014 Winter Olympics (with thanks to Chris Ashworth). … Andy Moursund has added another 21 images to his set of amazing vintage program covers. … Ballpark Digest has chosen two “logos of the year” — one of which I Iove, one of which I hate. I’m sure you can guess which is which (with thanks to Todd Vaught). … Hey look, there’s a design on the bottom of the MLB championship trophy (good spot by Ed Lafayette). … Greg Michelena notes that Marian Gaborik has his nickname and uni number on his gloves. …

 

216 comments to ‘Well, batten them down again! We’ll teach those hatches!’

  • Bob | December 3, 2009 at 8:22 am |

    I have an RC can with Al Oliver, but I don’t know if the hat was turned around backward. I can tell you those cans were endorsed by MLBPA, but not MLB because I also have cans of Cesar Cedeno and J.R. Richard without Astros logos.

  • mike | December 3, 2009 at 8:32 am |

    John Erskine of the Capitals wears a front tie down on his jersey (sweater) so it will not be pulled up during fights.

  • DenverGregg | December 3, 2009 at 8:40 am |

    Not uni-related, but baseball-related typo in the second paragraph of this is high-laire.

  • War Damn Eagle | December 3, 2009 at 8:47 am |

    The Braves’ signing of Billy Wagner has a uni-related twist. Wagner will wear #13 next year, and so this means a number change for CF Nate McClouth.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • ScottyM | December 3, 2009 at 8:53 am |

    As a Fort Wayne native … congrats to the Tin Caps for their award, it’s well-deserved.

    Great core logo design (no pun intended). Carried it through really well across everything: ballpark, letterhead, signage, etc.

    Actually, the worst visual interpretation are the uniforms, with their goofy type/numeral treatment (you can see everything in the link to SkyDesign’s site). Well done, just not a fan of the unis.

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 9:00 am |

    civil war for the roses also sparks big gear sales for the fans

    go ducks

  • Jordan Sogn | December 3, 2009 at 9:03 am |

    here are some pics of the Sooners’ cream unis from last night.

    http://www.soonerspo...

  • Rob Ullman | December 3, 2009 at 9:06 am |

    I LOVE that TinCaps design…If only somebody had hired Todd to design the Flying Squirrels identity!

  • Hott Rodd | December 3, 2009 at 9:07 am |

    [quote comment=”364658″]Not uni-related, but baseball-related typo in the second paragraph of this is high-laire.[/quote]

    I don’t see it.

  • Ry Co 40 | December 3, 2009 at 9:08 am |

    [quote comment=”364660″]As a Fort Wayne native … congrats to the Tin Caps for their award, it’s well-deserved.

    Great core logo design (no pun intended). Carried it through really well across everything: ballpark, letterhead, signage, etc.

    Actually, the worst visual interpretation are the uniforms, with their goofy type/numeral treatment (you can see everything in the link to SkyDesign’s site). Well done, just not a fan of the unis.[/quote]

    the tin caps is about everything i love in a logo. simple/clean/recognizable!

    also, (correct me if i’m wrong), SkyDesign is the company that designed the atlanta falcons throwback ticket stubs. remember those beauts?

  • M.Princip | December 3, 2009 at 9:25 am |

    Rumor: Oregon Ducks will be wearing throwback hybrids tonight?!?!

    http://www.nikeblog....

  • Justin Bates | December 3, 2009 at 9:27 am |

    Man, that prohibition era bowling alley is fantastic. I’m especially fond of the poles between the lanes.
    Great stuff.

  • silentfrank | December 3, 2009 at 9:28 am |

    Probably just me, but I think the soda web site link may warrant one of those “drop all the work you’re doing” lines.

  • MPowers1634 | December 3, 2009 at 9:29 am |

    Okay…Not to pat myself on the back, but if Tyler Kepner needs help as an investigative journalist…I’m his man.

    Remember the Rahway helmet mystery from yesterday?

    Giovanni Smith had 2010 on the left side of his helmet, his projected graduation date.

    On the right side, all we could see were the numerals 3 and 2.

    According to coach Louis Romeo, there was also a 7, thus completing the area code 732 ala Reggie Bush and his shout out to 619.

    http://www.eastcount...

    Anyone want to know where Hoffa really is?

  • MPowers1634 | December 3, 2009 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”364666″]Rumor: Oregon Ducks will be wearing throwback hybrids tonight?!?!

    http://www.nikeblog....

    Wait a blog…about Nike?

    And I didn’t know about this…maybe Christmas has come early and some of you may get your wish of no more Powers!

  • DenverGregg | December 3, 2009 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”364664″][quote comment=”364658″]Not uni-related, but baseball-related typo in the second paragraph of this is high-laire.[/quote]

    I don’t see it.[/quote]
    Apparently Scully takes the long way to get from LA to Denver.

  • Hott Rodd | December 3, 2009 at 9:39 am |

    [quote comment=”364671″][quote comment=”364664″][quote comment=”364658″]Not uni-related, but baseball-related typo in the second paragraph of this is high-laire.[/quote]

    I don’t see it.[/quote]
    Apparently Scully takes the long way to get from LA to Denver.[/quote]

    Oh, duh.. east.. lol

  • Jeremiah | December 3, 2009 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”364671″][quote comment=”364664″][quote comment=”364658″]Not uni-related, but baseball-related typo in the second paragraph of this is high-laire.[/quote]

    I don’t see it.[/quote]
    Apparently Scully takes the long way to get from LA to Denver.[/quote]

    Gotcha. I was paying zero attention to the content of the article and looking only for a misspelled word. Glad I wasn’t alone in missing it. That is a pretty bad typo.

  • T.J. | December 3, 2009 at 9:42 am |

    I was the Texans v. Titans Monday Night Football game a few weeks ago, and seeing all of the Oilers throwback gear made me wonder: How does Bud Adams have the right to ‘retire’ the old Houston Oilers colors? I know that he owns the name, but the colors were taken from the city flag of Houston. Is there something having to do with trademark law that I just do not understand?

  • interlockingtc | December 3, 2009 at 9:47 am |

    I won’t miss the Canucks orca logo (if it, in fact, goes). But they would not be returning to the classic stick-in-rink logo because that logo no longer exists.

    They have some modern, bastardized replica now, some cheap, tawdry imitation. That is not classic. No, that is stupid.

  • Scott Little | December 3, 2009 at 9:56 am |

    How did the balls come back to the bowlers in that Queens basement?

    The lanes show I think 46 boards, while a tenpin lane will have 39 boards. I wonder if these lanes are a bit fatter than today’s standards, or skinnier boards were used? Might be a nightmare to fix those holes, as finding just regular sized bowling lane boards aren’t something you go pick up at the local hardware store…

    -Resident uniwatch bowling mechanic

  • Mark K | December 3, 2009 at 9:57 am |

    [quote comment=”364675″]I won’t miss the Canucks orca logo (if it, in fact, goes). But they would not be returning to the classic stick-in-rink logo because that logo no longer exists.

    They have some modern, bastardized replica now, some cheap, tawdry imitation. That is not classic. No, that is stupid.[/quote]

    Kind of like how the Sabres, who entered the league the same year, will someday hopefully soon ditch the banana slug and be left with their “modern” blurrified version of the original logo.

  • anthony | December 3, 2009 at 10:10 am |

    The Fort Wayne Tincaps logo/mascot looks like one of the “funny Face” drink mix characters from the late 60’s, early 70’s (goofy grape, choo-choo cherry, lefty lemon-lime, etc.)

    http://en.wikipedia....
    http://theimaginaryw...
    http://theimaginaryw...

  • Piping Mike | December 3, 2009 at 10:11 am |

    I don’t think Parker’s hat is backwards. More likely the logo was airbrushed out. If you look closely, there appears to be a brim. It’s just hard to see because the picture was taken straight on.

  • Traxel | December 3, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    That bowling alley is a FIND! Time to start checking out real estate while the market is low.

    I have Garry Maddox and Reggie Jackson on the RC cans. No hat logos. There may be a bunch more in dear old Mom’s attic.

  • Piping Mike | December 3, 2009 at 10:13 am |

    No wonder the travelling is getting to Scully. They go to Colorado via China.

  • marc | December 3, 2009 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”364673″][quote comment=”364671″][quote comment=”364664″][quote comment=”364658″]Not uni-related, but baseball-related typo in the second paragraph of this is high-laire.[/quote]

    I don’t see it.[/quote]
    Apparently Scully takes the long way to get from LA to Denver.[/quote]

    Gotcha. I was paying zero attention to the content of the article and looking only for a misspelled word. Glad I wasn’t alone in missing it. That is a pretty bad typo.[/quote]

    i read the article twice and didn’t see it… it took your explanation to finally catch on. truly high-laire!

  • marc | December 3, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”364676″]How did the balls come back to the bowlers in that Queens basement?

    The lanes show I think 46 boards, while a tenpin lane will have 39 boards. I wonder if these lanes are a bit fatter than today’s standards, or skinnier boards were used? Might be a nightmare to fix those holes, as finding just regular sized bowling lane boards aren’t something you go pick up at the local hardware store…

    -Resident uniwatch bowling mechanic[/quote]

    wouldn’t the pinsetters just roll the ball in the gutter back toward the bowler?

  • Paul Lukas | December 3, 2009 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”364679″]I don’t think Parker’s hat is backwards. More likely the logo was airbrushed out. If you look closely, there appears to be a brim. It’s just hard to see because the picture was taken straight on.[/quote]

    At first that’s what I thought too. But look at the center seam running down the middle of his forehead — that’s the back of the cap.

  • Johnny F. | December 3, 2009 at 10:26 am |

    “But when you are the guy he is, the world’s best athlete, you should think more before you do stuff … And maybe not just do it, like Nike says.”- Jesper Parnevik

    Double ouch.

  • MPowers1634 | December 3, 2009 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”364676″]How did the balls come back to the bowlers in that Queens basement?

    The lanes show I think 46 boards, while a tenpin lane will have 39 boards. I wonder if these lanes are a bit fatter than today’s standards, or skinnier boards were used? Might be a nightmare to fix those holes, as finding just regular sized bowling lane boards aren’t something you go pick up at the local hardware store…

    -Resident uniwatch bowling mechanic[/quote]

    1. Buy stock lumber to match species of wood.
    2. Buy 10 Inch table saw with Freud blade
    3. Rip lumber to width
    4. Tack Down
    5. Polyurethane
    6. Bowl

    I am oversimplifying, I know.

  • Adam | December 3, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    Paul,

    I apologize if I am opening a deep wound here, but now that you are feeling better, what are your thoughts regarding being selected as having one of the “worst page 2 thanksgiving drafts?”

    Overall
    Best meals: Hoppes, Philbrick, Mergler

    Worst: Lukas, Caple, MacGregor

  • Scott Little | December 3, 2009 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”364683″][quote comment=”364676″]How did the balls come back to the bowlers in that Queens basement?

    The lanes show I think 46 boards, while a tenpin lane will have 39 boards. I wonder if these lanes are a bit fatter than today’s standards, or skinnier boards were used? Might be a nightmare to fix those holes, as finding just regular sized bowling lane boards aren’t something you go pick up at the local hardware store…

    -Resident uniwatch bowling mechanic[/quote]

    wouldn’t the pinsetters just roll the ball in the gutter back toward the bowler?[/quote]

    Typically, no. There would be a rail just for returning balls, which would return the balls to a rack. It’d be awkward to go up to the foul line each time and pick up your ball, and what if you weren’t there to catch your return ball?

    There must’ve been a removal of something. I mean, there’s no ball rack…

  • marc | December 3, 2009 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”364684″][quote comment=”364679″]I don’t think Parker’s hat is backwards. More likely the logo was airbrushed out. If you look closely, there appears to be a brim. It’s just hard to see because the picture was taken straight on.[/quote]

    At first that’s what I thought too. But look at the center seam running down the middle of his forehead — that’s the back of the cap.[/quote]

    if it were backward, wouldn’t more of his forehead be showing? i took the pic into photoshop and blew out the white levels and it looks like there may be a brim there.

  • The Jeff | December 3, 2009 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”364674″]I was the Texans v. Titans Monday Night Football game a few weeks ago, and seeing all of the Oilers throwback gear made me wonder: How does Bud Adams have the right to ‘retire’ the old Houston Oilers colors? I know that he owns the name, but the colors were taken from the city flag of Houston. Is there something having to do with trademark law that I just do not understand?[/quote]

    I could be wrong, but I think that the colors are part of the trademark. Basically the whole team package – name, colors and logo all go together as a single entity.

    Regardless, since the Titans still use the same shade of blue, it’d be kinda lame for the Texans to wear it too.

  • Scott Little | December 3, 2009 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”364686″][quote comment=”364676″]
    1. Buy stock lumber to match species of wood.
    2. Buy 10 Inch table saw with Freud blade
    3. Rip lumber to width
    4. Tack Down
    5. Polyurethane
    6. Bowl

    I am oversimplifying, I know.[/quote]

    Future uniwatch article-Matt Powers: DIY Lane repair

  • Trevor Kruger | December 3, 2009 at 10:37 am |

    Holy crap, I would kill to have that program from the first game in Arrowhead as a poster, or just the program itself.

  • MPowers1634 | December 3, 2009 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”364691″][quote comment=”364686″][quote comment=”364676″]
    1. Buy stock lumber to match species of wood.
    2. Buy 10 Inch table saw with Freud blade
    3. Rip lumber to width
    4. Tack Down
    5. Polyurethane
    6. Bowl

    I am oversimplifying, I know.[/quote]

    Future uniwatch article-Matt Powers: DIY Lane repair[/quote]

    Scott, my best game ever was an 85. I was NOT put on this Earth to bowl.

    Bocce, however. That is a different story.

  • Paul Lukas | December 3, 2009 at 10:45 am |

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

  • marc | December 3, 2009 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”364688″]Typically, no. There would be a rail just for returning balls, which would return the balls to a rack. It’d be awkward to go up to the foul line each time and pick up your ball, and what if you weren’t there to catch your return ball?

    There must’ve been a removal of something. I mean, there’s no ball rack…[/quote]

    this is just a shot of vintage bowling machines (truly awesome), but are you saying it’d be something like the one on the left?

  • Paul Lukas | December 3, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”364687″]Paul,

    I apologize if I am opening a deep wound here, but now that you are feeling better, what are your thoughts regarding being selected as having one of the “worst page 2 thanksgiving drafts?”

    Overall
    Best meals: Hoppes, Philbrick, Mergler

    Worst: Lukas, Caple, MacGregor[/quote]

    Sigh. Long, boring story. Interestingly, we were each asked to submit an explanation for our draft, defending our choices, etc. I did so, but it was not published or, apparently, considered. Here it is:

    I kicked some serious draft ass, if I do say so myself.

    1st Round — Gravy: The sleeper of the entire draft. Almost anyone else’s pick is worthless without it. Turkey? No good without gravy. Stuffing? Ditto. Mashed potatoes? Ditto-ditto. And even things that are *okay* without gravy are even *better* WITH gravy: vegetables, cornbread, ham, etc., etc. It’s like a legal steroid: total performance enhancement. Gravy for the win.

    2nd Round — Carcass: The gift that keeps on giving. When it looks like everything is done, finished, gone, finito — even the leftovers — I can make turkey soup. I can make turkey stock (which I can use to make still more things). Plus I can gnaw on some bones. Not glamorous but soooooo valuable.

    3rd Round — Turkey TV Dinner: When everyone else has maxed out their salary cap on their first two picks, who’s gonna be able to afford that third-rounder? Me, that’s who.

    Performance, endurance, cost control. You can start engraving my name on the trophy now, thanks.

  • Martin Hick | December 3, 2009 at 10:48 am |

    I think I see a brim on the soda can.

    Everytime I see a can of Tab, I think of workman’s comp Homer hitting the tab key.

  • BF | December 3, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    From yesterday’s ticker RE: Kerrville Tivy’s gymnasium. Here’s a mural they have on the wall as well:

    http://clawsonstudio...

    Looks like it was designed by a company in Texas who specializes in this stuff. Some interesting designs, mostly for small town Texas schools. FYI, Tivy has about 1,000 students in a town of 17,000. Some of these murals are for schools of 100-300 in towns of 2,000-5,000 or so:

    http://clawsonstudio...

  • Smail | December 3, 2009 at 10:54 am |

    My apologies if this was already posted and I missed it. Nike’s selling off “lockers” filled with Pro Combat Uniform components from each team. Profits go to a charity of the team’s choosing:

    http://shop.ebay.com...

  • MPowers1634 | December 3, 2009 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”364697″]I think I see a brim on the soda can.

    Everytime I see a can of Tab, I think of workman’s comp Homer hitting the tab key.[/quote]

    Or Back to The Future…
    Marty: Gimme a Tab.
    Clerk: Ya aint bought nuthin!

  • Scott Little | December 3, 2009 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”364695″][quote comment=”364688″]Typically, no. There would be a rail just for returning balls, which would return the balls to a rack. It’d be awkward to go up to the foul line each time and pick up your ball, and what if you weren’t there to catch your return ball?

    There must’ve been a removal of something. I mean, there’s no ball rack…[/quote]

    this is just a shot of vintage bowling machines (truly awesome), but are you saying it’d be something like the one on the left?[/quote]

    Check out this pic:
    http://www.shorpy.co...
    The guy standing on top was the guy who sent the balls back. See he has a rail to his left and to his right. He sends the ball down the appropriate rail, and the balls end up on a rack back near the settee.

  • marc | December 3, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    [quote comment=”364698″]From yesterday’s ticker RE: Kerrville Tivy’s gymnasium. Here’s a mural they have on the wall as well:

    http://clawsonstudio...

    Looks like it was designed by a company in Texas who specializes in this stuff. Some interesting designs, mostly for small town Texas schools. FYI, Tivy has about 1,000 students in a town of 17,000. Some of these murals are for schools of 100-300 in towns of 2,000-5,000 or so:

    http://clawsonstudio...

    this one’s got my vote.

  • dudebrotherman | December 3, 2009 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”364678″]The Fort Wayne Tincaps logo/mascot looks like one of the “funny Face” drink mix characters from the late 60’s, early 70’s (goofy grape, choo-choo cherry, lefty lemon-lime, etc.)

    http://en.wikipedia....
    http://theimaginaryw...
    http://theimaginaryw...

    Also looks like the hundreds t-shirt company logo:

    http://shop.thehundr...

  • Tom Farley | December 3, 2009 at 11:09 am |

    Interesting that as late as 1954, Hornung’s sophomore year (and thus his first year on the varsity), Notre Dame would still be using leather helmets. (Presuming that that’s a Notre Dame photo, and that they’d restored freshman ineligibility by that point.)

  • dudebrotherman | December 3, 2009 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”364662″]here are some pics of the Sooners’ cream unis from last night.

    http://www.soonerspo...

    Amazing how much better Arkansas’ unis look in those pics!

  • Jeremy Brahm | December 3, 2009 at 11:14 am |

    The Civil War in Uniforms since the 1950s
    http://www.oregonliv...

  • Adam | December 3, 2009 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”364696″][quote comment=”364687″]Paul,

    I apologize if I am opening a deep wound here, but now that you are feeling better, what are your thoughts regarding being selected as having one of the “worst page 2 thanksgiving drafts?”

    Overall
    Best meals: Hoppes, Philbrick, Mergler

    Worst: Lukas, Caple, MacGregor[/quote]

    Sigh. Long, boring story. Interestingly, we were each asked to submit an explanation for our draft, defending our choices, etc. I did so, but it was not published or, apparently, considered. Here it is:

    I kicked some serious draft ass, if I do say so myself.

    1st Round — Gravy: The sleeper of the entire draft. Almost anyone else’s pick is worthless without it. Turkey? No good without gravy. Stuffing? Ditto. Mashed potatoes? Ditto-ditto. And even things that are *okay* without gravy are even *better* WITH gravy: vegetables, cornbread, ham, etc., etc. It’s like a legal steroid: total performance enhancement. Gravy for the win.

    2nd Round — Carcass: The gift that keeps on giving. When it looks like everything is done, finished, gone, finito — even the leftovers — I can make turkey soup. I can make turkey stock (which I can use to make still more things). Plus I can gnaw on some bones. Not glamorous but soooooo valuable.

    3rd Round — Turkey TV Dinner: When everyone else has maxed out their salary cap on their first two picks, who’s gonna be able to afford that third-rounder? Me, that’s who.

    Performance, endurance, cost control. You can start engraving my name on the trophy now, thanks.[/quote]

    Nice. The turkey carcass has my vote…

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”364688″]There must’ve been a removal of something. I mean, there’s no ball rack…[/quote]

    –elin nordegren

  • Piping Mike | December 3, 2009 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”364684″][quote comment=”364679″]I don’t think Parker’s hat is backwards. More likely the logo was airbrushed out. If you look closely, there appears to be a brim. It’s just hard to see because the picture was taken straight on.[/quote]

    At first that’s what I thought too. But look at the center seam running down the middle of his forehead — that’s the back of the cap.[/quote]

    See the following link. It shows the pillbox hat with a seam in the front.
    http://cn1.kaboodle....

  • Bob Loblaw | December 3, 2009 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”364689″][quote comment=”364684″][quote comment=”364679″]I don’t think Parker’s hat is backwards. More likely the logo was airbrushed out. If you look closely, there appears to be a brim. It’s just hard to see because the picture was taken straight on.[/quote]

    At first that’s what I thought too. But look at the center seam running down the middle of his forehead — that’s the back of the cap.[/quote]

    if it were backward, wouldn’t more of his forehead be showing? i took the pic into photoshop and blew out the white levels and it looks like there may be a brim there.[/quote]
    If he is indeed wearing the cap normal fashion (brim out) it could be a very cheap Pirates’ reproduction w a less than normal sized bill.
    hence, the optical illusion.

  • War Damn Eagle | December 3, 2009 at 11:38 am |

    here’s a pic of the yellow pillbox hat, and the seam is right down the front of the hat.

    http://cache4.asset-...

    I think he’s wearing the hat front-face, but they airbrushed out the “P.”

  • Pete | December 3, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    [i]‘Well, batten them down again! We’ll teach those hatches!’[/i]

    Isn’t that a line from a Bugs Bunny cartoon? I know I’ve heard it before, but I’m unsure where to place it.

  • Pete | December 3, 2009 at 11:47 am |

    Whoops – hit the wrong key for my HTML tags…

  • marc | December 3, 2009 at 11:53 am |

    [quote comment=”364709″]See the following link. It shows the pillbox hat with a seam in the front.
    http://cn1.kaboodle....

    wow. why the would they make ’em that way? seems (no pun intended) like you could just have one piece of fabric that met up in the back, no?

  • Johnny F. | December 3, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    Hofstra just announced there will be no more football program for their school.

    69 seasons, and 1 Wayne Chrebet. Adios, football Pride.

  • Paul Lukas | December 3, 2009 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”364709″][quote comment=”364684″][quote comment=”364679″]I don’t think Parker’s hat is backwards. More likely the logo was airbrushed out. If you look closely, there appears to be a brim. It’s just hard to see because the picture was taken straight on.[/quote]

    At first that’s what I thought too. But look at the center seam running down the middle of his forehead — that’s the back of the cap.[/quote]

    See the following link. It shows the pillbox hat with a seam in the front.
    http://cn1.kaboodle....

    Huh! I stand corrected. Thanks!

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”364716″]Hofstra just announced there will be no more football program for their school.

    69 seasons, and 1 Wayne Chrebet. Adios, football Pride.[/quote]

    don’t forget marques colston

    sonofabiotch…and they just (within past 5 years, i believe) spent all that money on upgrading the stadium…future home for the ny sentinels now?

  • Ricko | December 3, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”364712″]here’s a pic of the yellow pillbox hat, and the seam is right down the front of the hat.

    http://cache4.asset-...

    I think he’s wearing the hat front-face, but they airbrushed out the “P.”[/quote]

    Absolutely. Happened all the time back then (think football cards, Seahawks, plain silver helmets). If that HASN’T been airbrushed, then unbeknownst to most of the world, Dave Parker had the damndest set of Afro bangs on the planet.

    —Ricko

  • Jim Walaitis | December 3, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    Am I the only one who thinks that apple’s smile looks awfully swoosh-like?

    http://www.ballparkd...

  • Ricko | December 3, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”364718″][quote comment=”364716″]Hofstra just announced there will be no more football program for their school.

    69 seasons, and 1 Wayne Chrebet. Adios, football Pride.[/quote]

    don’t forget marques colston

    sonofabiotch…and they just (within past 5 years, i believe) spent all that money on upgrading the stadium…future home for the ny sentinels now?[/quote]

    And with Hofstra football goes the basis of Bill Cosby’s classic routine about how Hofstra would kick the snot out of Temple when he was a running back for the Owls.

    —Ricko

  • Stuby | December 3, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”364721″][quote comment=”364718″][quote comment=”364716″]Hofstra just announced there will be no more football program for their school.

    69 seasons, and 1 Wayne Chrebet. Adios, football Pride.[/quote]

    don’t forget marques colston

    sonofabiotch…and they just (within past 5 years, i believe) spent all that money on upgrading the stadium…future home for the ny sentinels now?[/quote]

    And with Hofstra football goes the basis of Bill Cosby’s classic routine about how Hofstra would kick the snot out of Temple when he was a running back for the Owls.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    It was always 3rd and 47 playing for Temple…

  • Shane | December 3, 2009 at 12:17 pm |

    Does not surprise me that the Canucks are going to change logos again. I visited the team store at the arena in Vancouver when my daughter had to go there for medical tests. The only item I could find there in my size (XXL) was a spring jacket with the 3rd jersey logo on it. When I asked the sale associate there if there was any merchandise with the present orca logo, she told me most Canuck fans do not like it. So a logo change would not surprise me in the least.

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”364723″]I visited the team store at the arena in Vancouver when my daughter had to go there for medical tests.[/quote]

    wait…your daughter has her medical tests performed in the team store? this is how canadian health care works???

    (i keed, i keed)

  • Stoops | December 3, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    Larry B
    form yesterday
    Stoops said:

    what is so unusual about Mike Garrett’s cross bar attachment?
    That like the “U” bar or “bull ring” (see Csonka) were common place.
    When i was a student equipment manager at Youngstown State we had alot of that stuff in our backroom.
    -Stoops

    Student equipment manager at YSU cool. I had asked Carmen Cascese (sp) for some Ys to make myself a replica full sized Youngstown State helmet. I used a Chiefs replica helmet and put the Ys on for my own YSU helmet. I am a Youngstown State graduate.

    Larry B
    if you see this email me
    i have some Ys at home
    one is on my car actually-and I have Pete inked on my leg!
    and Larry I think I have some mascot award Ys as well.
    -Stoops
    i can send you some if CArm did not give you some
    dvastoops@yahoo.com

  • mike 2 | December 3, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”364723″]Does not surprise me that the Canucks are going to change logos again. I visited the team store at the arena in Vancouver when my daughter had to go there for medical tests. The only item I could find there in my size (XXL) was a spring jacket with the 3rd jersey logo on it. When I asked the sale associate there if there was any merchandise with the present orca logo, she told me most Canuck fans do not like it. So a logo change would not surprise me in the least.[/quote]

    Interesting – when I was there last month for a game I went into a couple of stores and they were still trying to clear out the prior Orca jersey at discount prices (dark blue – red – silver). How many outdated versions of a jersey can you put on sale at once?

  • Stoops | December 3, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    edit!! sorry wrong email Larry B.
    Larry B
    if you see this email me
    i have some Ys at home
    one is on my car actually-and I have Pete inked on my leg!
    and Larry I think I have some mascot award Ys as well.
    -Stoops
    i can send you some if Carm did not give you some
    davstoops@yahoo.com

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”364666″]Rumor: Oregon Ducks will be wearing throwback hybrids tonight?!?!

    http://www.nikeblog....

    im kinda hoping they’ll wear what they wore in week 3 only with the carbon helmet

    anyone else wanna guess/hope?

  • Flip | December 3, 2009 at 12:36 pm |

    Taking nothing away from the Fort Wayne Tincaps, I’m partial to the team they beat for the Midwest League championship, the Burlington Bees.
    http://twitpic.com/r... http://twitpic.com/r...

  • mookatron | December 3, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    Promo shots of the throwback Utah Jazz green unis that will be worn Friday night against the Pacers. The question now is will they go shorts? or SHORT shorts?

    http://www.facebook....

  • Bernard | December 3, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”364718″][quote comment=”364716″]Hofstra just announced there will be no more football program for their school.

    69 seasons, and 1 Wayne Chrebet. Adios, football Pride.[/quote]

    don’t forget marques colston

    sonofabiotch…and they just (within past 5 years, i believe) spent all that money on upgrading the stadium…future home for the ny sentinels now?[/quote]

    Let’s also not forget Willie Colon of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Incidentally, I saw Willie, again this morning, driving his giant blue Dodge Ram with the all-over white Gucci-inspired Yankees NY logo treatment. Today I noticed he also had NYs in the centers of his rims. I snapped a quick picture, but you can’t really make out any of what I just described.

  • M.Princip | December 3, 2009 at 12:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”364728″][quote comment=”364666″]Rumor: Oregon Ducks will be wearing throwback hybrids tonight?!?!

    http://www.nikeblog....

    im kinda hoping they’ll wear what they wore in week 3 only with the carbon helmet

    anyone else wanna guess/hope?[/quote]

    Pretty much found out what they’re wearing tonight. Trust me, this is from the best source possible. See updated Oregon Ducktracker.

    http://michaelprinci...

    http://plandphoto.co...

  • Ricko | December 3, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”364733″][quote comment=”364728″][quote comment=”364666″]Rumor: Oregon Ducks will be wearing throwback hybrids tonight?!?!

    http://www.nikeblog....

    im kinda hoping they’ll wear what they wore in week 3 only with the carbon helmet

    anyone else wanna guess/hope?[/quote]

    Pretty much found out what they’re wearing tonight. Trust me, this is from the best source possible. See updated Oregon Ducktracker.

    http://michaelprinci...

    http://plandphoto.co...

    Well, if Beavers gonna be in their black helmets and pants, probably not a bad idea.

    —Ricko

  • M.Princip | December 3, 2009 at 1:00 pm |

    Want to give Phil Hecken some props here, for helping me find the information on what the Ducks are possibly wearing tonight.

  • M.Princip | December 3, 2009 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”364735″]Want to give Phil Hecken some props here, for helping me find the information on what the Ducks are possibly wearing tonight.[/quote]

    No, he’s not the source, but apparently he and the “source” are golfing buddies. Uh, did I say too much?

  • Joe Hilseberg | December 3, 2009 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”364694″]Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    How did the Jersey NameFrame not make the list?

    http://www.jerseynam...

  • Ricko | December 3, 2009 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”364736″][quote comment=”364735″]Want to give Phil Hecken some props here, for helping me find the information on what the Ducks are possibly wearing tonight.[/quote]

    No, he’s not the source, but apparently he and the “source” are golfing buddies. Uh, did I say too much?[/quote]

    Ahhh…reminds me of the time Dan Rather, reporting from Washington, said, “According to a White Horse souse…”

    —Ricko

  • mike b | December 3, 2009 at 1:13 pm |

    Is it possible this “CANOB” (that’s Cross Above Name on Back) is catching on???

    http://www.allenamer...

    (See the guy on the left in the headline “Allen wins in shootout 4-3”) (Jordie Benn I think)

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”364737″][quote comment=”364694″]Today’s ESPN column is up:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    How did the Jersey NameFrame not make the list?

    http://www.jerseynam...

    yea, he left out this one too

  • JimV19 | December 3, 2009 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”364663″]I LOVE that TinCaps design…If only somebody had hired Todd to design the Flying Squirrels identity![/quote]

    Yes indeed.

    Speaking of logos, while there are many things to appreciate in this Rob Ullman beauty, http://farm3.static....
    I want to say that I love that logo. See? A new logo can be a good thing if kept simple.

  • MPowers1634 | December 3, 2009 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”364718″][quote comment=”364716″]Hofstra just announced there will be no more football program for their school.

    69 seasons, and 1 Wayne Chrebet. Adios, football Pride.[/quote]

    don’t forget marques colston

    sonofabiotch…and they just (within past 5 years, i believe) spent all that money on upgrading the stadium…future home for the ny sentinels now?[/quote]

    I can’t believe that. That is a mjar blow to Metropolitan area athletics.

    Hofstra has been, at least for me, one of the more elite division 1-AA football programs.

    If they are’nt immune, what lies in store for programs like Fordham and Wagner?

  • JimV19 | December 3, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    From Andy Moursund’s program covers, another logo I love: http://farm3.static....

    I’d like to see a team somewhere use the name Steamrollers again.

  • Ry Co 40 | December 3, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    JimV19, this comment went straight to my heart and made my day:

    “A new logo can be a good thing if kept simple”

  • Bob Loblaw | December 3, 2009 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”364730″]Promo shots of the throwback Utah Jazz green unis that will be worn Friday night against the Pacers. The question now is will they go shorts? or SHORT shorts?

    http://www.facebook....

    that one guy whose picture is smack dab in the middle looks like the second coming of Billy Paultz, the WHOPPER.

  • JimV19 | December 3, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    Phil likes green and black. That’s a cool combo, but I think seafoam green’s even better:
    http://farm3.static....

    Doesn’t that cover just scream the 50s?

  • floormaster squeeze | December 3, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    Those bowling lanes look like they could use some oil.

  • Bernard | December 3, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”364743″]From Andy Moursund’s program covers, another logo I love: http://farm3.static....

    I’d like to see a team somewhere use the name Steamrollers again.[/quote]

    Steelton-Highspire Steamrollers, Steelton PA:

    http://images.maxpre...(piaa_class_a_final)_boys_football_image.jpg

    http://www.pahelmetp...

  • Bob Loblaw | December 3, 2009 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”364746″]Phil likes green and black. That’s a cool combo, but I think seafoam green’s even better:
    http://farm3.static....

    Doesn’t that cover just scream the 50s?[/quote]
    the guy on the cover of that program looks like he might be performing some type of calithenics–not playing hoop.— then again, all 50’s hoop looks like calisthenics.

  • Bernard | December 3, 2009 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”364748″][quote comment=”364743″]From Andy Moursund’s program covers, another logo I love: http://farm3.static....

    I’d like to see a team somewhere use the name Steamrollers again.[/quote]

    Steelton-Highspire Steamrollers, Steelton PA:

    http://images.maxpre...(piaa_class_a_final)_boys_football_image.jpg

    http://www.pahelmetp...

    One more shot at a game pic:

    http://www.post-gaze...

  • Bob Loblaw | December 3, 2009 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”364748″][quote comment=”364743″]From Andy Moursund’s program covers, another logo I love: http://farm3.static....

    I’d like to see a team somewhere use the name Steamrollers again.[/quote]

    Steelton-Highspire Steamrollers, Steelton PA:

    http://images.maxpre...(piaa_class_a_final)_boys_football_image.jpg

    http://www.pahelmetp...
    those program covers were amazing… spotted nearly 50 that I would love to own. In particular the Harvard/Yale ones.

  • JimV19 | December 3, 2009 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”364750″][quote comment=”364748″][quote comment=”364743″]From Andy Moursund’s program covers, another logo I love: http://farm3.static....

    I’d like to see a team somewhere use the name Steamrollers again.[/quote]

    Steelton-Highspire Steamrollers, Steelton PA:

    http://images.maxpre...(piaa_class_a_final)_boys_football_image.jpg

    http://www.pahelmetp...

    One more shot at a game pic:

    http://www.post-gaze...

    Even cool when they shorten the name to Rollers. Although I’d prefer they use a steamroller logo. With the star in the background I got a disco vibe from it and thought of the Bay City Rollers: http://www.youtube.c...

  • Paul Lukas | December 3, 2009 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”364751″]those program covers were amazing… spotted nearly 50 that I would love to own.[/quote]

    Impressive, given that there are only 42 of them!

  • Rob Ullman | December 3, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”364741″][quote comment=”364663″]I LOVE that TinCaps design…If only somebody had hired Todd to design the Flying Squirrels identity![/quote]

    Yes indeed.

    Speaking of logos, while there are many things to appreciate in this Rob Ullman beauty, http://farm3.static....
    I want to say that I love that logo. See? A new logo can be a good thing if kept simple.[/quote]

    Thanks, Jim!

    At the risk of seeming like a crass self-promoter, I guess today would be the perfect day to post this.

  • dudebrotherman | December 3, 2009 at 2:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”364728″][quote comment=”364666″]Rumor: Oregon Ducks will be wearing throwback hybrids tonight?!?!

    http://www.nikeblog....

    im kinda hoping they’ll wear what they wore in week 3 only with the carbon helmet

    anyone else wanna guess/hope?[/quote]

    Those grey pants rock!

  • Bob Loblaw | December 3, 2009 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”364753″][quote comment=”364751″]those program covers were amazing… spotted nearly 50 that I would love to own.[/quote]

    Impressive, given that there are only 42 of them![/quote]
    I was taking the first batch from yesterday’s entry, too –mr. smarty pants.
    (and 50 was a slight exaggeration)

  • Bob Loblaw | December 3, 2009 at 2:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”364754″][quote comment=”364741″][quote comment=”364663″]I LOVE that TinCaps design…If only somebody had hired Todd to design the Flying Squirrels identity![/quote]

    Yes indeed.

    Speaking of logos, while there are many things to appreciate in this Rob Ullman beauty, http://farm3.static....
    I want to say that I love that logo. See? A new logo can be a good thing if kept simple.[/quote]

    Thanks, Jim!

    At the risk of seeming like a crass self-promoter, I guess today would be the perfect day to post this.[/quote]

    Rob, I’m shamelessly in love with your South Seas beauty. I’m utterly ruined… I fear that my married life will never be the same. *sigh*

  • aflfan | December 3, 2009 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”364752″][quote comment=”364750″][quote comment=”364748″][quote comment=”364743″]From Andy Moursund’s program covers, another logo I love: http://farm3.static....

    I’d like to see a team somewhere use the name Steamrollers again.[/quote]

    Steelton-Highspire Steamrollers, Steelton PA:

    http://images.maxpre...(piaa_class_a_final)_boys_football_image.jpg

    http://www.pahelmetp...

    One more shot at a game pic:

    http://www.post-gaze...

    Even cool when they shorten the name to Rollers. Although I’d prefer they use a steamroller logo. With the star in the background I got a disco vibe from it and thought of the Bay City Rollers: http://www.youtube.c...

    Don’t forgot the New England Steamroller of the Arena Football League. They were not around long but.

    https://admin.xosn.c...

    http://www.misterhab...

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”364754″][quote comment=”364741″][quote comment=”364663″]I LOVE that TinCaps design…If only somebody had hired Todd to design the Flying Squirrels identity![/quote]

    Yes indeed.

    Speaking of logos, while there are many things to appreciate in this Rob Ullman beauty, http://farm3.static....
    I want to say that I love that logo. See? A new logo can be a good thing if kept simple.[/quote]

    Thanks, Jim!

    At the risk of seeming like a crass self-promoter, I guess today would be the perfect day to post this.[/quote]

    rob

    for you…any day is a good day to self-promote ;)

  • dudebrotherman | December 3, 2009 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”364755″][quote comment=”364728″][quote comment=”364666″]Rumor: Oregon Ducks will be wearing throwback hybrids tonight?!?!

    http://www.nikeblog....

    im kinda hoping they’ll wear what they wore in week 3 only with the carbon helmet

    anyone else wanna guess/hope?[/quote]

    Those grey pants rock![/quote]

    This seriously might be the best look of the 2009 college football season:

    http://media.oregonl...

  • JimV19 | December 3, 2009 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”364758″][quote comment=”364752″][quote comment=”364750″][quote comment=”364748″][quote comment=”364743″]From Andy Moursund’s program covers, another logo I love: http://farm3.static....

    I’d like to see a team somewhere use the name Steamrollers again.[/quote]

    Steelton-Highspire Steamrollers, Steelton PA:

    http://images.maxpre...(piaa_class_a_final)_boys_football_image.jpg

    http://www.pahelmetp...

    One more shot at a game pic:

    http://www.post-gaze...

    Even cool when they shorten the name to Rollers. Although I’d prefer they use a steamroller logo. With the star in the background I got a disco vibe from it and thought of the Bay City Rollers: http://www.youtube.c...

    Don’t forgot the New England Steamroller of the Arena Football League. They were not around long but.

    https://admin.xosn.c...

    http://www.misterhab...

    I remember seeing them on ESPN when they started playing. One of my favorite unis.

  • Scott Little | December 3, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”364747″]Those bowling lanes look like they could use some oil.[/quote]

    If I had a dollar every time I heard that…

  • Bill Hrabak | December 3, 2009 at 2:41 pm |

    There is no way that Notre Dame and Paul Hornung wrote leather helmets in the 1950’s.

  • Christopher | December 3, 2009 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”364753″][quote comment=”364751″]those program covers were amazing… spotted nearly 50 that I would love to own.[/quote]

    Impressive, given that there are only 42 of them![/quote]

    Well, 42 *is* near 50, isn’t it?

    ;)

  • Bernard | December 3, 2009 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”364733″][quote comment=”364728″][quote comment=”364666″]Rumor: Oregon Ducks will be wearing throwback hybrids tonight?!?!

    http://www.nikeblog....

    im kinda hoping they’ll wear what they wore in week 3 only with the carbon helmet

    anyone else wanna guess/hope?[/quote]

    Pretty much found out what they’re wearing tonight. Trust me, this is from the best source possible. See updated Oregon Ducktracker.

    http://michaelprinci...

    http://plandphoto.co...

    I have to say, if this is true, it’s pretty disappointing.

  • Chuck | December 3, 2009 at 2:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”364733″][quote comment=”364728″][quote comment=”364666″]Rumor: Oregon Ducks will be wearing throwback hybrids tonight?!?!

    http://www.nikeblog....

    im kinda hoping they’ll wear what they wore in week 3 only with the carbon helmet

    anyone else wanna guess/hope?[/quote]

    Pretty much found out what they’re wearing tonight. Trust me, this is from the best source possible. See updated Oregon Ducktracker.

    http://michaelprinci...

    http://plandphoto.co...

    The Ducks are 0-2 when wearing white pants. Expect a loss tonight if these uni’s are correct.

  • Ricko | December 3, 2009 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”364763″]There is no way that Notre Dame and Paul Hornung wrote leather helmets in the 1950’s.[/quote]

    Ah, but they did. Until Joe Kuharich replaced Terry Brennan in 1959. Also when they changed from kelly jerseys to navy.

    Paul Hornung…
    http://sportsillustr...
    and again…
    http://paulhornungwe...
    vs. Iowa…
    http://www.thesportg...

    Kuharich and QB George Izo, previewing ’59 in the new helmet and the old jersey….
    http://www.sportsart...

    Izo in the 2nd plastice helmet and the navy jerseys…with loops, even….
    http://i.cdn.turner....

    —Ricko

  • BurghFan | December 3, 2009 at 2:57 pm |

    From yesterday:

    None of the discussion of basketball at the Civic Arena mentioned pro basketball.

    There were actually regular season NBA games played there; I remember seeing ads for one-offs in the mid ’60s, then the 76ers played six games there in 1966-67 and 1972-73. The first basketball game I ever saw included Wilt Chamberlain when the Knicks beat Phila in January of 1967. (I also saw the Sixers lose to Cleveland in double overtime in 1973, so I’m rooting for the Nets to win more than 9 games.) Since then, there have been several exhibitions, although the last couple were at Pitt.

    I didn’t get to see Connie Hawkins and the ABA Champion Pipers in 1967-68, but when they moved back without Hawkins for 1969-70, I would go occasionally and be a part of very small crowds. In the summer of 1970, they changed their name to the Condors, and in 1971-72, their uniforms were pretty nice. The team’s dismal on-count performance matched their dismal attendance, though, and they folded in 1972.

    During this decade, there was a new ABA team called the Xplosion. The crowd at the one game I attended reminded me of the original ABA, but the basketball wasn’t nearly as good.

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”364763″]There is no way that Notre Dame and Paul Hornung wrote leather helmets in the 1950’s.[/quote]

    waitwhat?

    hmmmm

    are those not leather?

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 3:01 pm |

    dammit…ricko

    i hate when work gets in the way of posting

  • Ricko | December 3, 2009 at 3:03 pm |

    Hornung. Hmmmm….

    Always gets noted he’s only Heisman winner from a losing team (Irish were 2-6 in ’56).

    But, for we uni geeks, was he also the last Heisman winner to play without a facemask?

    And if he wasn’t, who was?
    (I’m not sure. That’s why I ask.)

    —Ricko

  • Kek | December 3, 2009 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”364768″]From yesterday:

    None of the discussion of basketball at the Civic Arena mentioned pro basketball.

    There were actually regular season NBA games played there; I remember seeing ads for one-offs in the mid ’60s, then the 76ers played six games there in 1966-67 and 1972-73. The first basketball game I ever saw included Wilt Chamberlain when the Knicks beat Phila in January of 1967. (I also saw the Sixers lose to Cleveland in double overtime in 1973, so I’m rooting for the Nets to win more than 9 games.) Since then, there have been several exhibitions, although the last couple were at Pitt.

    I didn’t get to see Connie Hawkins and the ABA Champion Pipers in 1967-68, but when they moved back without Hawkins for 1969-70, I would go occasionally and be a part of very small crowds. In the summer of 1970, they changed their name to the Condors, and in 1971-72, their uniforms were pretty nice. The team’s dismal on-count performance matched their dismal attendance, though, and they folded in 1972.

    During this decade, there was a new ABA team called the Xplosion. The crowd at the one game I attended reminded me of the original ABA, but the basketball wasn’t nearly as good.[/quote]
    i love that condors logo!

    Did you see the link I sent about the blog post Bob Smizik wrote regarding basketball memories in the arena?

    If not, let me know and I’ll repost. It had some pro basketball snippets in it, although no photos sadly.

  • Ricko | December 3, 2009 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”364768″]From yesterday:

    None of the discussion of basketball at the Civic Arena mentioned pro basketball.

    There were actually regular season NBA games played there; I remember seeing ads for one-offs in the mid ’60s, then the 76ers played six games there in 1966-67 and 1972-73. The first basketball game I ever saw included Wilt Chamberlain when the Knicks beat Phila in January of 1967. (I also saw the Sixers lose to Cleveland in double overtime in 1973, so I’m rooting for the Nets to win more than 9 games.) Since then, there have been several exhibitions, although the last couple were at Pitt.

    I didn’t get to see Connie Hawkins and the ABA Champion Pipers in 1967-68, but when they moved back without Hawkins for 1969-70, I would go occasionally and be a part of very small crowds. In the summer of 1970, they changed their name to the Condors, and in 1971-72, their uniforms were pretty nice. The team’s dismal on-count performance matched their dismal attendance, though, and they folded in 1972.

    During this decade, there was a new ABA team called the Xplosion. The crowd at the one game I attended reminded me of the original ABA, but the basketball wasn’t nearly as good.[/quote]

    Hey, I have a Condors game program at home, from ’71. Saw them play Julius Irving and the Virginia Squires.

    Condors “star” was…John Brisker, maybe?

    —Ricko

  • Kek | December 3, 2009 at 3:08 pm |

    Lost track of time, let me repost regardless because I’ll be heading out soon.

    http://community.pos...

  • Johnny F. | December 3, 2009 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”364742″][quote comment=”364718″][quote comment=”364716″]Hofstra just announced there will be no more football program for their school.

    69 seasons, and 1 Wayne Chrebet. Adios, football Pride.[/quote]

    don’t forget marques colston

    sonofabiotch…and they just (within past 5 years, i believe) spent all that money on upgrading the stadium…future home for the ny sentinels now?[/quote]

    I can’t believe that. That is a mjar blow to Metropolitan area athletics.

    Hofstra has been, at least for me, one of the more elite division 1-AA football programs.

    If they are’nt immune, what lies in store for programs like Fordham and Wagner?[/quote]

    Yeah, it’s weird. The Hoftsra AD took quite a shot at the FCS system in a press release. Basically said that an FCS (former 1-AA) team has to make MAJOR financial sacrifices as compared to the 1-A teams….without the financial rewards. Could be a sign of things to come. Heard that on WFAN an hour or so ago.

    Also…. I actually think, barring anything abnormal (always a possibility), I’m going to love the Duck civil war unis… but the white socks bother me!

    And did you guys see Adrian Peterson got hit with a speeding ticket, going 109mph???

    What are the odds he was running from a crazy bitch with a golf club?

  • M.Princip | December 3, 2009 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”364766″][quote comment=”364733″][quote comment=”364728″][quote comment=”364666″]Rumor: Oregon Ducks will be wearing throwback hybrids tonight?!?!

    http://www.nikeblog....

    im kinda hoping they’ll wear what they wore in week 3 only with the carbon helmet

    anyone else wanna guess/hope?[/quote]

    Pretty much found out what they’re wearing tonight. Trust me, this is from the best source possible. See updated Oregon Ducktracker.

    http://michaelprinci...

    http://plandphoto.co...

    The Ducks are 0-2 when wearing white pants. Expect a loss tonight if these uni’s are correct.[/quote]

    Don’t think that didn’t cross my mind. eek!

  • mike b | December 3, 2009 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”364739″]Is it possible this “CANOB” (that’s Cross Above Name on Back) is catching on???

    http://www.allenamer...

    (See the guy on the left in the headline “Allen wins in shootout 4-3”) (Jordie Benn I think)[/quote]

    Link directly to the Picture, though smaller:

    http://allenamerican...

  • DarkAudit | December 3, 2009 at 3:14 pm |

    This question has been nagging at me for weeks. Was there any World Series trophy awarded prior to the introduction of the Commissioner’s Trophy in 1967?

  • Ricko | December 3, 2009 at 3:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”364775″][quote comment=”364742″][quote comment=”364718″][quote comment=”364716″]Hofstra just announced there will be no more football program for their school.

    69 seasons, and 1 Wayne Chrebet. Adios, football Pride.[/quote]

    don’t forget marques colston

    sonofabiotch…and they just (within past 5 years, i believe) spent all that money on upgrading the stadium…future home for the ny sentinels now?[/quote]

    I can’t believe that. That is a mjar blow to Metropolitan area athletics.

    Hofstra has been, at least for me, one of the more elite division 1-AA football programs.

    If they are’nt immune, what lies in store for programs like Fordham and Wagner?[/quote]

    Yeah, it’s weird. The Hoftsra AD took quite a shot at the FCS system in a press release. Basically said that an FCS (former 1-AA) team has to make MAJOR financial sacrifices as compared to the 1-A teams….without the financial rewards. Could be a sign of things to come. Heard that on WFAN an hour or so ago.

    Also…. I actually think, barring anything abnormal (always a possibility), I’m going to love the Duck civil war unis… but the white socks bother me!

    And did you guys see Adrian Peterson got hit with a speeding ticket, going 109mph???

    What are the odds he was running from a crazy bitch with a golf club?[/quote]

    Yikes, wonder where that happened. He bought a home five houses down the street from a woman I used to date. Still lives there, I believe. And I only live a mile or so away now.

    Hmmm…I did hear some sirens….(lol)

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | December 3, 2009 at 3:18 pm |

    Wonder if the cop was tempted to say, “Here’s your ticket, Mr. Peterson, now don’t DROP it.”

    —Ricko

  • M.Princip | December 3, 2009 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”364780″]Wonder if the cop was tempted to say, “Here’s your ticket, Mr. Peterson, now don’t DROP it.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Nice!

  • Bob Loblaw | December 3, 2009 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”364772″][quote comment=”364768″]From yesterday:

    None of the discussion of basketball at the Civic Arena mentioned pro basketball.

    There were actually regular season NBA games played there; I remember seeing ads for one-offs in the mid ’60s, then the 76ers played six games there in 1966-67 and 1972-73. The first basketball game I ever saw included Wilt Chamberlain when the Knicks beat Phila in January of 1967. (I also saw the Sixers lose to Cleveland in double overtime in 1973, so I’m rooting for the Nets to win more than 9 games.) Since then, there have been several exhibitions, although the last couple were at Pitt.

    I didn’t get to see Connie Hawkins and the ABA Champion Pipers in 1967-68, but when they moved back without Hawkins for 1969-70, I would go occasionally and be a part of very small crowds. In the summer of 1970, they changed their name to the Condors, and in 1971-72, their uniforms were pretty nice. The team’s dismal on-count performance matched their dismal attendance, though, and they folded in 1972.

    During this decade, there was a new ABA team called the Xplosion. The crowd at the one game I attended reminded me of the original ABA, but the basketball wasn’t nearly as good.[/quote]
    i love that condors logo!

    Did you see the link I sent about the blog post Bob Smizik wrote regarding basketball memories in the arena?

    If not, let me know and I’ll repost. It had some pro basketball snippets in it, although no photos sadly.[/quote]
    Terry Pluto’s great book ‘Loose Balls’ goes into great detail on the Pittsburgh Pipers/condors and in particular a player, John Brisker. Comes highly recommended.

  • Bob Loblaw | December 3, 2009 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”364782″][quote comment=”364772″][quote comment=”364768″]From yesterday:

    None of the discussion of basketball at the Civic Arena mentioned pro basketball.

    There were actually regular season NBA games played there; I remember seeing ads for one-offs in the mid ’60s, then the 76ers played six games there in 1966-67 and 1972-73. The first basketball game I ever saw included Wilt Chamberlain when the Knicks beat Phila in January of 1967. (I also saw the Sixers lose to Cleveland in double overtime in 1973, so I’m rooting for the Nets to win more than 9 games.) Since then, there have been several exhibitions, although the last couple were at Pitt.

    I didn’t get to see Connie Hawkins and the ABA Champion Pipers in 1967-68, but when they moved back without Hawkins for 1969-70, I would go occasionally and be a part of very small crowds. In the summer of 1970, they changed their name to the Condors, and in 1971-72, their uniforms were pretty nice. The team’s dismal on-count performance matched their dismal attendance, though, and they folded in 1972.

    During this decade, there was a new ABA team called the Xplosion. The crowd at the one game I attended reminded me of the original ABA, but the basketball wasn’t nearly as good.[/quote]
    i love that condors logo!

    Did you see the link I sent about the blog post Bob Smizik wrote regarding basketball memories in the arena?

    If not, let me know and I’ll repost. It had some pro basketball snippets in it, although no photos sadly.[/quote]
    Terry Pluto’s great book ‘Loose Balls’ goes into great detail on the Pittsburgh Pipers/condors and in particular a player, John Brisker. Comes highly recommended.[/quote]

    Dammit ricko!!!!!

  • Johnny F. | December 3, 2009 at 3:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”364780″]Wonder if the cop was tempted to say, “Here’s your ticket, Mr. Peterson, now don’t DROP it.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Hahahahaha….See, I heard AP tried to hold the ticket with his bare hands first, then switched to some white gloves… still dropping the ticket… and finally settled on some black ones.

  • Macca P. | December 3, 2009 at 3:34 pm |

    Promo shots of the throwback Utah Jazz green unis that will be worn Friday night against the Pacers. The question now is will they go shorts? or SHORT shorts?

    http://www.facebook….

    Wish I could have been a fly on the wall at the meeting in which the photographers decided to obscure the front of the jersey in every fucking photo.

  • M.Princip | December 3, 2009 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”364760″][quote comment=”364755″][quote comment=”364728″][quote comment=”364666″]Rumor: Oregon Ducks will be wearing throwback hybrids tonight?!?!

    http://www.nikeblog....

    im kinda hoping they’ll wear what they wore in week 3 only with the carbon helmet

    anyone else wanna guess/hope?[/quote]

    Those grey pants rock![/quote]

    This seriously might be the best look of the 2009 college football season:

    http://media.oregonl...

    My top ten football uniform ever. It will have a cult following, and I will be charter member.

  • rpm | December 3, 2009 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”364684″][quote comment=”364679″]I don’t think Parker’s hat is backwards. More likely the logo was airbrushed out. If you look closely, there appears to be a brim. It’s just hard to see because the picture was taken straight on.[/quote]

    At first that’s what I thought too. But look at the center seam running down the middle of his forehead — that’s the back of the cap.[/quote]

    apologies to ricko’s head exploding in advance, but this debate might be like the hard to prove colour of the bucking helmet bronko, because i see the seam, but i also see the fro being cut off at the brim line. tough call on this one. my vote is that the hat is actually sideways, the brim was then airbrushed out causing the truncated afro, and then what appears to be a seam line is in fact a “pirate parrot pleat” caused by the cobra cutting lines with a razor blade and leaving a trail of drool and snot. thank corn one of us is of sound mind, mystery solved.

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”364780″]Wonder if the cop was tempted to say, “Here’s your ticket, Mr. Peterson, now don’t DROP it.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    nah…AD just went all pro-combat on him

    turned into a superhero and flew away

  • Jordan Sogn | December 3, 2009 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”364784″][quote comment=”364780″]Wonder if the cop was tempted to say, “Here’s your ticket, Mr. Peterson, now don’t DROP it.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Hahahahaha….See, I heard AP tried to hold the ticket with his bare hands first, then switched to some white gloves… still dropping the ticket… and finally settled on some black ones.[/quote]

    AD (as in All Day, coined by his father) not AP…I’m just sayin’.

  • Nick | December 3, 2009 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”364763″] There is no way that Notre Dame and Paul Hornung wrote leather helmets in the 1950’s.[/quote]

    Yes they did wear leather helmets. EVERY photo of Hornung QB’ing the Irish had him wearing the Leather Tan/Beige helmet with Black “cross-strap” striping across the top of the helmet.

    However, the helmet seen in the College Hall of Fame photo appears to be a cheap replica. First, I have seen dozens of the MacGregor leather helmets worn by the Irish in that era, and they are much sturdier than thoat shown in the photo. Second, the Irish wore a Tan/Beige version of that helmett with the Black cross striping, not the Old Gold color seen in that photo.

    The photo appears to be an attempt at showing what Hornung wore, but I highly doubt that tt is an actual Notre Dame-worn helmet.

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”364789″]
    AD (as in All Day, coined by his father) not AP…I’m just sayin’.[/quote]

    ‘zactly

    ADAP(?)

  • Johnny F. | December 3, 2009 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”364789″][quote comment=”364784″][quote comment=”364780″]Wonder if the cop was tempted to say, “Here’s your ticket, Mr. Peterson, now don’t DROP it.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Hahahahaha….See, I heard AP tried to hold the ticket with his bare hands first, then switched to some white gloves… still dropping the ticket… and finally settled on some black ones.[/quote]

    AD (as in All Day, coined by his father) not AP…I’m just sayin’.[/quote]

    I’ll give him the “AD” treatment when he starts holding on to the football all day. Until then, at least with me, he’s keeping his “real” initials.

    Now… one guy who I won’t call by his initials (due to a unique circumstance) is LaDanian Tomlinson. People call him LT, and it drives me nuts. There’s 1 LT… and he killed QB’s for the Giants. I use “LDT”. I know some use LT2, and I don’t like that either. He’s not the 2nd LT. Nobody is or will be.

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”364793″]
    I’ll give him the “AD” treatment when he starts holding on to the football all day. Until then, at least with me, he’s keeping his “real” initials.
    [/quote]

    just so you know, it has nothing to do with his holding onto the ball…

    from wiki:

    Adrian Peterson was a hyperactive toddler, ramping up his activity while others his age napped. His dad nicknamed him “All Day,” which was later shortened to A.D.—his nickname today.

  • Glen | December 3, 2009 at 5:10 pm |

    Paul and Phil,

    I assume that you all have been here, but the Library of Congress website has some great pictures on sporting history especially baseball.

    http://www.loc.gov/l...

    http://memory.loc.go...

    http://memory.loc.go...

    http://memory.loc.go...

    http://memory.loc.go...

    I love the last one!

  • rpm | December 3, 2009 at 5:11 pm |

    jth!
    you have to make the softball game/games tonight, it’s snowing for the corn mother’s sake, it’s snowing.

  • Mark K | December 3, 2009 at 5:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”364796″]jth!
    you have to make the softball game/games tonight, it’s snowing for the corn mother’s sake, it’s snowing.[/quote]
    It’s like Foxboro in mid October!

  • BurghFan | December 3, 2009 at 5:38 pm |

    Kek,

    I look at Smizik’s blog, so I did see that post.

    Ricko,

    John Brisker was the Condors’ star. Rumor has it he died as a mercenary in Uganda. (When I saw them play the Squires, Charlie Scott was Virginia’s star. If I knew then what I know now, I’d have gone to see Doc and Gervin.)

    Bob,

    I second your recommendation of “Loose Balls”.

  • Nick | December 3, 2009 at 5:58 pm |

    RERUN COMMENTS FROM TUESDAY …..

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    rpm said:

    Chris said:

    rpm said:

    LarryB said:

    This picture of a supposed Ohio State uniform is floating around on Ohio State boards

    I have no idea why or what it means. Looks like home version of the one worn in Michigan game.

    http://img301.images

    wait, what, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! NO NO NO NO NO NO. CORN FUCKING DAMN IT, THAT’S IT, GO FUCKING BLUE!

    I don’t buy it. It doesn’t have that crest at the bottom of the collar all the others had.

    if they break those out i’ll root for the ducks, i swear it. and i will outright root against the buckeyes from here on out. i am going to ebay to look for scUM gear just in case. i hope you are right that it is a hoax. what was the reaction on the boards, did people like ‘em. not uw peeps, i mean the average joe fan. i don’t read that garbage, uw is 100% of my sports page.

    Wait a sec, do those pants have knee pads made into them???

    @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@@

    I believe that this “Ohio State” uni making the rounds may have been a Nike prototype, given the shoulder stitching, and the color gray matching the White jersey ini worn last wek, as well as the store-place PRICE TAG on it, which probably comes from a Nike outlet store. That’s my best guess.

    Here’s what else I think about it:

    1. It is not that bad a uniform – certainly no worse than the White jersey version. I can see OSU loyalists being ruffled by the innacurracies in the “fauxback” attempt – but all i all it is less offensive than many Nike attempts at innovation.

    2. Maybe the prototype was made in anticipation of a color-on-color OSU vs UM matchup that for whatever reason did not come about? That wuld have been neat to see ….

    3. I do not believe it was a hoax uni made up by anyone other than Nike, as the dark gray shade would be pretty difficult to match, and the “riflery” stitching on the shoulders is simply too complex to pull off for a one-and-done hoax.

  • leon | December 3, 2009 at 6:00 pm |

    All this talk about Pittsburgh b-ball and no love for the Pythons?

    http://www.imdb.com/...

  • Johnny F. | December 3, 2009 at 7:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”364794″][quote comment=”364793″]
    I’ll give him the “AD” treatment when he starts holding on to the football all day. Until then, at least with me, he’s keeping his “real” initials.
    [/quote]

    just so you know, it has nothing to do with his holding onto the ball…

    from wiki:

    Adrian Peterson was a hyperactive toddler, ramping up his activity while others his age napped. His dad nicknamed him “All Day,” which was later shortened to A.D.—his nickname today.[/quote]

    Cool. And having said that…he can get that nickname back when he holds on to the ball all day.

  • Jamie | December 3, 2009 at 7:18 pm |

    TNOB for my Red Raiders tonight against Washington. Incidentally, Tech is now on their third basketball uni in as many years.

  • Jonathan Mayer | December 3, 2009 at 7:25 pm |

    can someone give me the link for the page with all the oregon combos this year? I cant seem to find it.

  • LarryB | December 3, 2009 at 7:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”364767″][quote comment=”364763″]There is no way that Notre Dame and Paul Hornung wrote leather helmets in the 1950’s.[/quote]

    Ah, but they did. Until Joe Kuharich replaced Terry Brennan in 1959. Also when they changed from kelly jerseys to navy.

    Paul Hornung…
    http://sportsillustr...
    and again…
    http://paulhornungwe...
    vs. Iowa…
    http://www.thesportg...

    Kuharich and QB George Izo, previewing ’59 in the new helmet and the old jersey….
    http://www.sportsart...

    Izo in the 2nd plastice helmet and the navy jerseys…with loops, even….
    http://i.cdn.turner....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I was asking about ND and leather helmets before too. They went to plastic helmets early in the 1940’s and went back to leather until the late 1950’s. I was wondering if the Irish were the last team to wear leather helmets

  • LarryB | December 3, 2009 at 7:30 pm |

    As Nick talked about the Ohio State uniform picture floating around. It probably was just the prototype for the home version..

    The new uni the Buckeyes wore for Michigan was not that bad after I saw them in action. Just could have been better with gray helmet.

    And of course way better as a REAL throwback.

    I am anxious to watch the Ducks and Beavers game tonight. So the rumor is the Ducks will wear a hybrid throwback.

  • LarryB | December 3, 2009 at 7:33 pm |

    And from as far as we could figure out 1958 was the last year ND wore leather helmets. From the pictures Ricko posted. and ones I found.

  • Jonathan Mayer | December 3, 2009 at 7:42 pm |

    nevermind.. i found the link http://michaelprinci...

  • LarryB | December 3, 2009 at 7:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”364727″]edit!! sorry wrong email Larry B.
    Larry B
    if you see this email me
    i have some Ys at home
    one is on my car actually-and I have Pete inked on my leg!
    and Larry I think I have some mascot award Ys as well.
    -Stoops
    i can send you some if Carm did not give you some
    davstoops@yahoo.com[/quote]

    Stoops thanks I sent you an email

  • JimV19 | December 3, 2009 at 7:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”364800″]All this talk about Pittsburgh b-ball and no love for the Pythons?

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    As a Julius Erving fan and a big fan of Pittsburgh…I can’t say how disappointed I was in this movie. Bleah.

    I could see Hollywood doing a remake, though…maybe a baseball flick about saving the Pirates?

  • JimV19 | December 3, 2009 at 7:56 pm |

    Apparently the last hoops game at the Civic Arena was a doozy. http://www.pittsburg...

    Here’s an article:
    http://www.pittsburg...

  • JimV19 | December 3, 2009 at 8:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”364811″]Apparently the last hoops game at the Civic Arena was a doozy. http://www.pittsburg...

    Here’s an article:
    http://www.pittsburg...

    And here’s a slideshow:
    http://www.pittsburg...

  • Beef | December 3, 2009 at 8:19 pm |

    I think I’m in love with the Jersey Napkins from the UniWatch Gift Guide. Too bad no NFL teams. Although, I noticed sum NCAA teams have some Logo Creep. Also, how come USC is the only one to get a jersey # other then the #1. They get 80 for some reason.

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 8:27 pm |

    anyone watching the cfl tonight?

    if the al’s wore monochrome and the riders wore all white…this is pretty much how the toronto bills/jersey jets game would look

    /almost time for the real football game of the night…go ducks!

  • LarryB | December 3, 2009 at 8:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”364812″][quote comment=”364811″]Apparently the last hoops game at the Civic Arena was a doozy. http://www.pittsburg...

    Here’s an article:
    http://www.pittsburg...

    And here’s a slideshow:
    http://www.pittsburg...

    Long ago , my buddies and I went to the Civic Arena for a basketball tourney. One of those with 4 teams. One was UCLA. I think with Sidney Wicks. Or that era. We had seats right by where the players ran out. My one buddy was one of those cray kids. He was ready and willing to go in the UCLA locker room and swipe a UCLA jersey.

    He never did though but he was tempted.

  • aflfan | December 3, 2009 at 8:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”364809″][quote comment=”364800″]All this talk about Pittsburgh b-ball and no love for the Pythons?

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    As a Julius Erving fan and a big fan of Pittsburgh…I can’t say how disappointed I was in this movie. Bleah.

    I could see Hollywood doing a remake, though…maybe a baseball flick about saving the Pirates?[/quote]

    So a totally fictional movie is what you want.

  • JimV19 | December 3, 2009 at 8:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”364814″]anyone watching the cfl tonight?

    if the al’s wore monochrome and the riders wore all white…this is pretty much how the toronto bills/jersey jets game would look

    /almost time for the real football game of the night…go ducks![/quote]

    I can’t see the TO game, but ESPN360 does have the Ducks/Beavs. If the unis aren’t too hideous I may watch.

    Right now I’m watching the Aussie Rules final from September on 360. Maybe later I’ll watch the replay of the longest-running rivalry in college football. A soda to anyone who knows what it is.

    Go Wildcats.

  • JimV19 | December 3, 2009 at 8:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”364816″][quote comment=”364809″][quote comment=”364800″]All this talk about Pittsburgh b-ball and no love for the Pythons?

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    As a Julius Erving fan and a big fan of Pittsburgh…I can’t say how disappointed I was in this movie. Bleah.

    I could see Hollywood doing a remake, though…maybe a baseball flick about saving the Pirates?[/quote]

    So a totally fictional movie is what you want.[/quote]

    Then I would have said Washington. It can still be done in Pittsburgh. Well, maybe.

  • MPowers1634 | December 3, 2009 at 8:57 pm |

    Phil, Princip…you two were on the money!

    Yellow with Current Autzen O, Green throwback, white pants

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 8:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”364817″] Maybe later I’ll watch the replay of the longest-running rivalry in college football. A soda to anyone who knows what it is.[/quote]

    wolverines and irish?

  • Ricko | December 3, 2009 at 9:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”364816″][quote comment=”364809″][quote comment=”364800″]All this talk about Pittsburgh b-ball and no love for the Pythons?

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    As a Julius Erving fan and a big fan of Pittsburgh…I can’t say how disappointed I was in this movie. Bleah.

    I could see Hollywood doing a remake, though…maybe a baseball flick about saving the Pirates?[/quote]

    So a totally fictional movie is what you want.[/quote]

    Been done.
    http://www.imdb.com/...
    (lotsa good footage of those great unis, though, even if b&w)

    —Ricko

  • aflfan | December 3, 2009 at 9:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”364817″][quote comment=”364814″]anyone watching the cfl tonight?

    if the al’s wore monochrome and the riders wore all white…this is pretty much how the toronto bills/jersey jets game would look

    /almost time for the real football game of the night…go ducks![/quote]

    I can’t see the TO game, but ESPN360 does have the Ducks/Beavs. If the unis aren’t too hideous I may watch.

    Right now I’m watching the Aussie Rules final from September on 360. Maybe later I’ll watch the replay of the longest-running rivalry in college football. A soda to anyone who knows what it is.

    Go Wildcats.[/quote]

    Arizona vs. Arizona State for the Territorial Trophy.

  • aflfan | December 3, 2009 at 9:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”364821″][quote comment=”364816″][quote comment=”364809″][quote comment=”364800″]All this talk about Pittsburgh b-ball and no love for the Pythons?

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    As a Julius Erving fan and a big fan of Pittsburgh…I can’t say how disappointed I was in this movie. Bleah.

    I could see Hollywood doing a remake, though…maybe a baseball flick about saving the Pirates?[/quote]

    So a totally fictional movie is what you want.[/quote]

    Been done.
    http://www.imdb.com/...
    (lotsa good footage of those great unis, though, even if b&w)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates’ losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice of an angel promising him help for the team if he will mend his ways. As he does so, an orphan girl who is a Pirates fan and has been praying for the team begins noticing angels on the ballfield. Sure enough, the Pirates start winning, and McGovern tries to turn his life around. But can he keep his temper long enough for the Pirates to win the NL pennant?

    Replace obsecenely abusive manager with idoit general manager who trades away all the talent and you have the modern version.

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 9:08 pm |

    i donno vilkman…

    civil war could easily be a “top 5er”

    good looking game

  • MJM | December 3, 2009 at 9:20 pm |

    Yesterday I posted the picture below of my team in green, Notre Dame HS.

    http://espofoto.com/...

    I didn’t get to answer some questions.

    1.) We did win 31-15 as Phil pointed out. We clinched a Class L (the second largest class in the state) play-off berth with the victory. And as a matter of fact, we are playing for the CT state championship Saturday against Pomperaug (Southbury,CT).

    2.) #71 is our Right Tackle Dom. He is 6’3″ 315 lbs. So naturally, my 5’8″ 140 lb. frame looks super small.

    3.) Notre Dame HS is located in West Haven, CT. Were aren’t across the street from SHU, but rather the University of New Haven.

    Here are the ugly ass uniforms of the opponent in red. http://images.berecr...

  • aflfan | December 3, 2009 at 9:23 pm |

    Finally, I can watch Oregon without wanting to vomit dayglo.

  • JimV19 | December 3, 2009 at 9:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”364817″][quote comment=”364814″]anyone watching the cfl tonight?

    if the al’s wore monochrome and the riders wore all white…this is pretty much how the toronto bills/jersey jets game would look

    /almost time for the real football game of the night…go ducks![/quote]

    I can’t see the TO game, but ESPN360 does have the Ducks/Beavs. If the unis aren’t too hideous I may watch.

    Right now I’m watching the Aussie Rules final from September on 360. Maybe later I’ll watch the replay of the longest-running rivalry in college football. A soda to anyone who knows what it is.

    Go Wildcats.[/quote]

    Whoops, I meant to say Go Beavers.

    And no one’s guessed right. It’s Lafayette and Lehigh.

    From the Patriot League web site:
    “This year’s Lafayette-Lehigh contest scheduled for Nov. 18 at 1 p.m. at Lafayette’s Fisher Stadium in Easton, Pa. will be the 142nd all-time meeting between the two programs on the gridiron. Princeton and Yale hold the next longest-running series at 128 games.
    This series first kicked off on Oct. 25, 1884 in Easton, Pa. For the 17 of the first 18 years, Lafayette and Lehigh faced one another twice a season in a home-and-home series with a third contest being played in 1891 in Wilkes Barre, Pa. Only once during the 122-year run have these teams not faced one another on the gridiron – 1896.”

  • Jason in Nashville | December 3, 2009 at 9:31 pm |

    The throwback jerseys and gold helmets are a good combo. But the pants need to be yellow as well.

    Erin Andrews wearing matching purple touque and gloves (Bills are in Candada, so that word just popped into my head). Paul won’t be happy

  • JimV19 | December 3, 2009 at 9:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”364824″]i donno vilkman…

    civil war could easily be a “top 5er”

    good looking game[/quote]

    Well, the Ducks made it once before…

    It does look pretty good.

  • Ricko | December 3, 2009 at 9:38 pm |

    Minnesota and Wisconsin have played 119 times, 115 consecutively (I think). Must be in the top five.

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | December 3, 2009 at 9:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”364828″]The throwback jerseys and gold helmets are a good combo. But the pants need to be yellow as well.

    Erin Andrews wearing matching purple touque and gloves (Bills are in Candada, so that word just popped into my head). Paul won’t be happy[/quote]

    White pants need to go.

  • MPowers1634 | December 3, 2009 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”364831″][quote comment=”364828″]The throwback jerseys and gold helmets are a good combo. But the pants need to be yellow as well.

    Erin Andrews wearing matching purple touque and gloves (Bills are in Candada, so that word just popped into my head). Paul won’t be happy[/quote]

    White pants need to go.[/quote]

    Thoroughly UNinspired by the beavers unis.

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”364828″]The throwback jerseys and gold helmets are a good combo. But the pants need to be yellow as well.[/quote]

    here’s kinda how that would look

    (quick and dirty)

  • Taxman | December 3, 2009 at 9:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”364817″][quote comment=”364814″]anyone watching the cfl tonight?

    if the al’s wore monochrome and the riders wore all white…this is pretty much how the toronto bills/jersey jets game would look

    /almost time for the real football game of the night…go ducks![/quote]

    I can’t see the TO game, but ESPN360 does have the Ducks/Beavs. If the unis aren’t too hideous I may watch.

    Right now I’m watching the Aussie Rules final from September on 360. Maybe later I’ll watch the replay of the longest-running rivalry in college football. A soda to anyone who knows what it is.

    Go Wildcats.[/quote]
    Lehigh vs Franklin & Marshall?

  • Ricko | December 3, 2009 at 9:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”364833″][quote comment=”364828″]The throwback jerseys and gold helmets are a good combo. But the pants need to be yellow as well.[/quote]

    here’s kinda how that would look

    (quick and dirty)[/quote]

    Or this…
    http://www.headlines...
    (well, that one was kelly green)

    —Ricko

  • Andrew Wagner | December 3, 2009 at 9:56 pm |

    FYI- those Oregon white pants are pro combat style- they wrap around to the butt and curl in at the bottom of the leg like all the other pro combat pants.

  • Bob Loblaw | December 3, 2009 at 9:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”364823″][quote comment=”364821″][quote comment=”364816″][quote comment=”364809″][quote comment=”364800″]All this talk about Pittsburgh b-ball and no love for the Pythons?

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    As a Julius Erving fan and a big fan of Pittsburgh…I can’t say how disappointed I was in this movie. Bleah.

    I could see Hollywood doing a remake, though…maybe a baseball flick about saving the Pirates?[/quote]

    So a totally fictional movie is what you want.[/quote]

    Been done.
    http://www.imdb.com/...
    (lotsa good footage of those great unis, though, even if b&w)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates’ losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice of an angel promising him help for the team if he will mend his ways. As he does so, an orphan girl who is a Pirates fan and has been praying for the team begins noticing angels on the ballfield. Sure enough, the Pirates start winning, and McGovern tries to turn his life around. But can he keep his temper long enough for the Pirates to win the NL pennant?

    Replace obsecenely abusive manager with idoit general manager who trades away all the talent and you have the modern version.[/quote]

    Liked that movie.. Paul Douglas as the mgr. I recall the movie Pirates wore red/white & blue.

  • JimV19 | December 3, 2009 at 10:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”364834″][quote comment=”364817″][quote comment=”364814″]anyone watching the cfl tonight?

    if the al’s wore monochrome and the riders wore all white…this is pretty much how the toronto bills/jersey jets game would look

    /almost time for the real football game of the night…go ducks![/quote]

    I can’t see the TO game, but ESPN360 does have the Ducks/Beavs. If the unis aren’t too hideous I may watch.

    Right now I’m watching the Aussie Rules final from September on 360. Maybe later I’ll watch the replay of the longest-running rivalry in college football. A soda to anyone who knows what it is.

    Go Wildcats.[/quote]
    Lehigh vs Franklin & Marshall?[/quote]

    Close. Go back about seven comments.

  • leon | December 3, 2009 at 10:09 pm |

    The girlfriend (who never comments about such things) thinks Oregon looks like John Deere.

  • Mickel | December 3, 2009 at 10:12 pm |

    The Duck unis would be great with a leg strip and some striped socks. All these UO combination and they only wear white socks? Seems odd.

  • EddieAtari | December 3, 2009 at 10:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”364666″]Rumor: Oregon Ducks will be wearing throwback hybrids tonight?!?!

    http://www.nikeblog....

    If this were FaceBook:

    “EddieAtari likes this.:

  • Ricko | December 3, 2009 at 10:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”364837″][quote comment=”364823″][quote comment=”364821″][quote comment=”364816″][quote comment=”364809″][quote comment=”364800″]All this talk about Pittsburgh b-ball and no love for the Pythons?

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    As a Julius Erving fan and a big fan of Pittsburgh…I can’t say how disappointed I was in this movie. Bleah.

    I could see Hollywood doing a remake, though…maybe a baseball flick about saving the Pirates?[/quote]

    So a totally fictional movie is what you want.[/quote]

    Been done.
    http://www.imdb.com/...
    (lotsa good footage of those great unis, though, even if b&w)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    A young woman reporter blames the Pittsburgh Pirates’ losing streak on the obscenely abusive manager. While she attempts to learn more about him for her column, he begins hearing the voice of an angel promising him help for the team if he will mend his ways. As he does so, an orphan girl who is a Pirates fan and has been praying for the team begins noticing angels on the ballfield. Sure enough, the Pirates start winning, and McGovern tries to turn his life around. But can he keep his temper long enough for the Pirates to win the NL pennant?

    Replace obsecenely abusive manager with idoit general manager who trades away all the talent and you have the modern version.[/quote]

    Liked that movie.. Paul Douglas as the mgr. I recall the movie Pirates wore red/white & blue.[/quote]

    Nope. Was the blacka and old gold set (cuz that’s what they wore at the time; can see the “metallic” in the trim, even in b&w). Check the Trailer at the imdb link.

    —Ricko

  • Chris | December 3, 2009 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”364840″]The Duck unis would be great with a leg strip and some striped socks. All these UO combination and they only wear white socks? Seems odd.[/quote]

    They’ve worn other socks

  • dudebrotherman | December 3, 2009 at 10:18 pm |

    I don’t know I think the white pants are growing on me the more I see Oregon on up close shots.

  • dudebrotherman | December 3, 2009 at 10:20 pm |

    I think grey pants would have rocked.

  • Chris | December 3, 2009 at 10:23 pm |

    I personally wanted to see the carbon helmet, green jersey, and carbon pants for Oregon…just like the white/green/carbon thats famous on here, but finally debut the new helmet

  • Mickel | December 3, 2009 at 10:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”364843″][quote comment=”364840″]The Duck unis would be great with a leg strip and some striped socks. All these UO combination and they only wear white socks? Seems odd.[/quote]

    They’ve worn other socks[/quote]

    Your right, they also wore black. I still think its a missed opportunity, that’s all.

  • LI Phil | December 3, 2009 at 10:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”364845″]I think grey pants would have rocked.[/quote]

    so…like this then?

  • Tom | December 3, 2009 at 10:34 pm |

    Wow. Oregon looks fantastic. I used to think that the old style Oregon unis with the gold helmets and pants were clunky. With the white pants, it gives it a cleaner look. Outstanding. Start a petition to make this permanent!

  • Andrew Wagner | December 3, 2009 at 10:41 pm |

    Photo of Oregon for anyone that can’t watch the game, plus a shot of those plain white Pro Combat pants

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

  • dudebrotherman | December 3, 2009 at 10:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”364848″][quote comment=”364845″]I think grey pants would have rocked.[/quote]

    so…like this then?[/quote]

    YES! NICE!

  • Tom | December 3, 2009 at 11:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”364851″][quote comment=”364848″][quote comment=”364845″]I think grey pants would have rocked.[/quote]

    so…like this then?[/quote]

    YES! NICE![/quote]

    What if you took the uniforms the Ducks are wearing tonight and put athletic gold versions of their normal wing designs on the shoulders? Keep the sleeve numbers of course. That would add some color and bridge the retro/modern gap.

  • Justin Bates | December 3, 2009 at 11:24 pm |

    New Arkansas riflery uniforms?

    http://img70.yfrog.c...

    I’m indifferent, but anything is better than their current set.

  • Justin Bates | December 3, 2009 at 11:27 pm |

    Additional Arkansas Nike riflery uniforms. These have all leaked. Don’t know if they’re official or not, but just thought I’d share.

    http://img124.yfrog....\
    http://img49.yfrog.c...
    http://img50.yfrog.c...
    http://img131.yfrog....

  • Chris | December 3, 2009 at 11:28 pm |

    The rivalry ‘riflery’ thing I think is over. Things coming out now like that Arkansas jersey I bet are previews of next year’s unis.

    The whole point of the rivalry promotion was to introduce the pro combat technology for a full launch next year.

  • Chris | December 3, 2009 at 11:30 pm |

    Either what I just said or a thought I had while posting that last message…

    a wider spread, due to all the chatter about the first 10, launch of pro combat gear for bowl games.

  • Mickel | December 3, 2009 at 11:33 pm |

    Wow! 2 broken helmets for OU. Doesnt sound safe

  • Chris | December 3, 2009 at 11:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”364859″]Wow! 2 broken helmets for OU. Doesnt sound safe[/quote]

    OU??? Its UO. They aren’t dyslexic like the Sooners!

    I heard them talking about the helmets too. Are they using throwback technology for the helmets???

  • Justin Bates | December 3, 2009 at 11:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”364857″]The rivalry ‘riflery’ thing I think is over. Things coming out now like that Arkansas jersey I bet are previews of next year’s unis.

    The whole point of the rivalry promotion was to introduce the pro combat technology for a full launch next year.[/quote]

    Yeah, Arkansas is still under contract with Adidas until the end of this academic year. I doubt that those will be the official uniforms for the team next season, when they make the move to Nike.

    Really hope they keep the white shoes, instead of going red.

  • John | December 3, 2009 at 11:44 pm |

    The picture of Penn State/ Syracuse from 1979 looks like it is on Turf. Was this a “home” game? Was Archbold being demolished for the Carrier Dome?

  • Chris | December 3, 2009 at 11:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”364861″][quote comment=”364857″]The rivalry ‘riflery’ thing I think is over. Things coming out now like that Arkansas jersey I bet are previews of next year’s unis.

    The whole point of the rivalry promotion was to introduce the pro combat technology for a full launch next year.[/quote]

    Yeah, Arkansas is still under contract with Adidas until the end of this academic year. I doubt that those will be the official uniforms for the team next season, when they make the move to Nike.

    Really hope they keep the white shoes, instead of going red.[/quote]

    Not to mention, there were the 10 schools for the promotion…but who knows how many prototypes, other schools they did just for test drives or to show the school what they could do and the school shot it down. There could be more ‘leaks’ that we will find out never see the field.

  • Mickel | December 3, 2009 at 11:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”364860″][quote comment=”364859″]Wow! 2 broken helmets for OU. Doesnt sound safe[/quote]

    OU??? Its UO. They aren’t dyslexic like the Sooners!

    [/quote]

    Sorry, I’m an alumn and prof for Oklahoma. My fingers are trained that way. lol

  • Farmer | December 3, 2009 at 11:58 pm |

    Yeah, those supposed Arkansas Pro Combat gloves are a definite photoshop job…

  • LarryB | December 4, 2009 at 12:01 am |

    [quote comment=”364859″]Wow! 2 broken helmets for OU. Doesnt sound safe[/quote]

    AQ[quote comment=”364859″]Wow! 2 broken helmets for OU. Doesnt sound safe[/quote]

    And hey Erin Andrews how do they fix the broken helmet or cracked?

  • Chris | December 4, 2009 at 12:01 am |

    [quote comment=”364865″]Yeah, those supposed Arkansas Pro Combat gloves are a definite photoshop job…[/quote]

    Look closely…you can see another SEC school in the background of the gloves!!!

    Total photoshop, which casts doubts on the rest of the pics

  • LI Phil | December 4, 2009 at 12:07 am |

    [quote comment=”364854″][quote comment=”364851″][quote comment=”364848″][quote comment=”364845″]I think grey pants would have rocked.[/quote]

    so…like this then?[/quote]

    YES! NICE![/quote]

    What if you took the uniforms the Ducks are wearing tonight and put athletic gold versions of their normal wing designs on the shoulders? Keep the sleeve numbers of course. That would add some color and bridge the retro/modern gap.[/quote]

    something like this?

    not quite sure what you’re looking for

    /would have been better if they wore the carbon helmet with the steel pants

  • Tom | December 4, 2009 at 12:10 am |

    [quote comment=”364868″][quote comment=”364854″][quote comment=”364851″][quote comment=”364848″][quote comment=”364845″]I think grey pants would have rocked.[/quote]

    so…like this then?[/quote]

    YES! NICE![/quote]

    What if you took the uniforms the Ducks are wearing tonight and put athletic gold versions of their normal wing designs on the shoulders? Keep the sleeve numbers of course. That would add some color and bridge the retro/modern gap.[/quote]

    something like this?

    not quite sure what you’re looking for

    /would have been better if they wore the carbon helmet with the steel pants[/quote]

    YES. WOW! That is a winner! Great job again Phil, you are a genius!

  • LI Phil | December 4, 2009 at 12:17 am |

    woohoo!

    just don’t wear these again

    go ducks!

  • Tom | December 4, 2009 at 12:22 am |

    [quote comment=”364868″]

    not quite sure what you’re looking for

    /would have been better if they wore the carbon helmet with the steel pants[/quote]

    Thats exactly what I wanted to see. Not sure what the steel pants and the carbon would do for that. Seen a lot of love for the carbon helmet tonight, whats the reason behind it?

  • Shaun | December 4, 2009 at 12:25 am |

    What a game!! next up tOSU, cant wait to see what they break out. Did anyone else see that Blount’s helmet decal was messed up?

  • Shaun | December 4, 2009 at 12:25 am |

    wait what just happened?

  • JTH | December 4, 2009 at 12:26 am |

    [quote comment=”364656″]I have an RC can with Al Oliver, but I don’t know if the hat was turned around backward. I can tell you those cans were endorsed by MLBPA, but not MLB because I also have cans of Cesar Cedeno and J.R. Richard without Astros logos.[/quote]
    For all two of you still reading this, they’ve got the Al Oliver can on that site.

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

    Sit on it, Potsie.

  • Shaun | December 4, 2009 at 12:26 am |

    OH GOD im stuck inside someone elses post!

  • Kaptain K | December 4, 2009 at 1:41 am |

    [quote comment=\”364839\”]The girlfriend (who never comments about such things) thinks Oregon looks like John Deere.[/quote]

    John Deere never wore pro combat pants… pretty sure he only wore a leather helmet too.

  • War Eagle Jeffrey | December 4, 2009 at 6:49 pm |

    do any of you guys remember the name of the site that had those t-shirts with literary references?

    e.g., letter “a” on front breast with “prynne” nob. there was also a “poe” nob.

    i thought it was novel-tees or something but i’ve searched in vain both on google and here.

    tia…