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Design-A-Wildcat Uni, Pt. III

Preston, Amy-Wildcats LogoBy Phil Hecken

Today we begin with Round III of the Clarksville “Design-A-Uniform” Contest, with a plethora of superb entries. If you missed the first two rounds (or just want to refresh your memory or see the parameters), click here and here. Lots to get to today, so lets dig right in:

Amy Preston: submission

Hello,

I’ve been following Uni Watch for at least a year now, and although I don’t comment, I find it all very interesting. The opportunity to redo a uniform for a baseball team combined my two favorite things – design and baseball. This was by far the most fun thing I’ve ever had the opportunity to create!

With that being said, here are my submissions for the Design-A-Uniform Contest. Attached are a home white with “Wildcats” on the front, an away gray with “Clarksville”, and and alternate black (hey, he asked for it!) top that works with both pant bottoms with a “CHS” logo I came up with. I also came up with a new Wildcat logo that I think would work well for the school.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask. Thanks so much for the opportunity!!

Amy Preston

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Michael Princip: submission

Phil, here ya go. My first attempt at designing a baseball uniform, and specifically a high school baseball uniform. Not much to say here really except I tried to stay old school with the fonts ‘CHS’ wordmark etc. It also looks like my subliminal inspiration, for the logo, came from vintage East India? ;o) This was fun.

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Paul Radetsky: submission

Phil:

Just forgot to get this to you, hope it’s not too late.

Thanks.

Paul Radetsky

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Ricky Roy: submission

hi, attached are my designs for the contest
i have a White home, a gray road, and purple one and a black one that could be worn as home or away.
also attached is the logo used for the hat and the black uniform
thanks,

R.Roy

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Matt Sajna: submission

Phil,
I hope this email isn’t too late. Just wanted to send in a logo that I thought up for Clarksville High School. I put it onto some hats to. Hope you like it.

-Matt Sajna

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Andrew Schroeer: submission

Hi,

I realize this is being submitted after the unofficial deadline; I hope it is not TOO late!

I like old-school designs and scripts, so that’s the direction I took this in.

Attached are submissions for the hat and a chest logo (a la the Detroit Tigers); I didn’t have time to flesh out the full uni, but I would imagine it would have piping like the Tigers jersey, and that’s it (gotta have piping at the end of the sleeves, too!).

Version 1 (CHS) was aimed at the request for a black hat that incorporates the purple.

CHS_alt is also aimed at the black hat, but without the offending purple. If purple had to be incorporated somehow, it could be somewhere on the shirt or it could be on the bill (not that you would, but you could).

CHS_alt_2 is to show the new CHS insignia with the current cap’s color scheme.

The CHS_Unis in their various guises are fairly self-explanatory, I think.

Again, I hope this isn’t too late!

Thanks for a great website, and a great contest!

– Andrew

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Thomas Stafford: submission

Hello gentlemen,

Attached is my entry, please let me know your thoughts. Thanks.

Have a good one.

Thomas Stafford

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Chad Stilson: submission

Thank you so much for extending the time. I hope the Clarksville High School likes my designs.

Thanks!

Chad B. Stilson

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Ben Traxel: submission

Hello Phil,

Thanks for another fun assignment! A little bit about my submittal, I started by looking up some quick history about Clarksville but didn’t find anything that really struck my eye from a uni standpoint. Looked over the school district website but still came up blank. Since the mascot is not incredibly unique I had nothing there either! Well, I went to Creamer’s website and looked up every college that used Wildcats as their name and checked out the options. Davidson seemed to have my favorite but I really didn’t want to do anything that detailed (call me lazy). So I just started messing with a C and seeing what I could come up with. Tried the paw thing but seemed overdone. Ended up with the Cat Eye in the center of a modified Reds/Bears C. Didn’t turn out too bad so I ran with it. Then I worked on the unis. The whites (actually cream) after a while ended up wanting to be single colored. I think the old style really came off nice. Stuck a generic C on the hat just because it seemed to go with that particular design. The grays and yellows are other design options as well. Anyway, I’m sure there will be plenty of tough competition but very glad to participate.

I worked some more on the Clarksville project and came up with a second set. Put some teeth in the C logo among other changes. Limited my use of purple as I know it is not a favorite of a lot of people, though being a Kansas State Alum it doesn’t bother me much (for bias reasons obviously!). Since the football coach likes black I mocked up some football unis and made black a large part of the design.

Thanks again.

Ben Traxel

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David Vines: submission

Hey, I’m David and I’m a student interested in graphic design. Below is a short description about each of the uniforms I designed and some of the styles that inspired them. Hope you like ‘em.

Primary Logo: A simple, clean, purple paw with a thin gold outline.

Alternate Logo: The three-paw “flag” alternate logo is modeled to reflect the state flag of Tennessee, with the stars on the flag being replaced by the school’s paw logo. This patch appears with gold paws and a purple backdrop, but these colors can be inverted.

Home Whites: These are easily my favorite of the bunch with the gold letters, purple pinstripes, and the primary paw logo as a sleeve patch. It’s very important that the stripes are as thin and as dark as possible on this jersey. There are also purple socks along with a purple belt, which I think is a nice final touch.

Road Greys: Grey uniforms with “Clarksville” written across the front and purple piping along the uniform. Sleeve patch, hat, and socks are the same as the home uniform.

Purple Alternates: Solid purple jerseys with gold sleeve piping and the “Wildcats” wordmark across the front with a black outline. It’s notable that the purple on the jersey is slightly lighter and the jersey’s wordmark is slightly more yellow than it appears on the other unis. These uniforms also need their own set of white pants, because the home pinstriped pants on a non-striped jersey would look like crap.

Black Alternates: Since your coach is asking for a black set, I created this alternate and a new cap to go along with it. The jersey has the letters “CHS” across the front, purple piping, and it goes with either grey or white pants. The most notable change on the uniform comes on the sleeve patch, where the three-paw “flag” logo is used instead of the primary paw logo.

Primary Hat: This cap features CHS Script logo in purple over a gold background, a purple brim, and a purple squatchee. The three-paw alternate logo is used as a patch on the side of the cap.

Alternate Hat: This hat is intended to be worn with the black jerseys, but can also serve some double duty with the gray roadies if you so choose. Similar to the Red Sox new alternate caps, this one features your team’s primary logo on the front over a black background, with a purple brim and squatchee to boot. What makes this makes this hat stand out are the small uniform numbers that are sewn onto the left side of the cap. I love football helmets with numbers on them (Alabama, Chargers throwbacks) and even though they are rarely if ever seen in baseball, I figured why not give it a try, especially since the black uniforms are the only ones with a numberless front.

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Well, we’ve now completed Round III of the Design-A-Uniform contest. Yet another stellar round of submissions from all involved. Make sure you heap plenty of praise upon those who submitted their designs, as this was another fantastic batch. Our final round will be tomorrow, after which I believe Coach Walls will be making some of his final decisions, and we’ll put the finalists to a vote. Stay tuned!

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ducks unis UW #1 Seahawks Fan Michael Princip has been tracking the Oregon Ducks and all of their 2,456 possible uniform combinations this season. He’ll be updating it after each game.

The Ducks, as I’m sure you’re all aware, WON the Civil War last Thursday evening, at Autzen Stadium, defeating the Oregon State Beavers, and in the process, earning a trip to the 2010 Rose Bowl against tOSU. Fantastic game was the Civil War, with the Ducks donning a “hybrid throwback/modern” uni set. Be sure to click on each of Mike’s graphics in the “Ducktracker” for pictures of each uniform combination the U of O has worn this season. He’s got some neat stuff in there, so poke around. Special thanks to Mike for providing updates for me and the UW board immediately following each game. It’s been a fun “ride” so far, with one more stop on New Year’s Day.

Here’s Your Updated Ducktracker

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Uni Watch CFL Fan and my buddy, Mike Styczen, who assisted me with some interesting trademark explanations (and with whom I plan on teaming up for a mega-post in the future), has done an outstanding bit on the Grey Cup, which is basically Canada’s equivalent of the Lombardi Trophy/Super Bowl. We had originally planned on having this run last Sunday, but because of the language barrier (I don’t speak Canadian), it was delayed until today. But, trust me, it’s well worth the wait. So, here’s Mike. — PH

The Grey Cup

By Mike Styczen

The 97th Grey Cup was played last Sunday between the western champion Saskatchewan Roughriders and the eastern champion Montréal Alouettes. The game was played at at McMahon Stadium in Calgary, Alberta — the end zone logo at the bottom of the photo is for the Calgary Stampeders, and at the top for the University of Calgary, who share McMahon with the Stampeders.

It was an exciting game, coming down to the last two plays. Montréal came back from 16 points down in the last 11 minutes, and with no time on the clock and Montréal down 2, Montréal kicker Damon Duval missed a 43 yard field goal. Saskatchewan wins! But wait – Saskatchewan is flagged for too many men on the field (13 instead of the regulation 12), and Duval kicks it through from 33 yards. Montréal wins 28-27!

Halftime entertainment was provided by Blue Rodeo, a reasonably innocuous Toronto pop-country band.

It was Montréal’s second win since 2000, against five losses in that time. Saskatchewan last won in 2007.

A little history about the Grey Cup itself:

The Grey Cup was originally donated in 1909 by Albert Grey (the Governor General of Canada and the grandson of the man for whom Earl Grey tea is named), to be awarded to the top amateur football team in Canada. For many years the trophy was awarded to a variety of amateur, military and university teams (including last Saturday’s Vanier Cup champions Queen’s Golden Gaels three times in the 1920s). From the 1950s onward, the Grey Cup was contested only among professional teams, and since the founding of the Canadian Football League in 1958, the trophy has been awarded to the CFL champion.

In one of the nicest traditions in sport, the Grey Cup is brought onto the field by Mounties in their red serge uniforms to be presented to the winning team. This year, in a bit of a twist, the Grey Cup was brought through the stands to the field.

The Saskatchewan Roughriders are known for their rabid following. “Rider Nation” is known for following their team to road games in western Canada, dressing entirely in green, and (you couldn’t make this up) carving watermelons to wear as helmets or lingerie. Also remember that, for the World Junior hockey championships coming up in Saskatoon and Regina next spring, Team Canada is wearing a special green jersey to honour Saskatchewan fans and the Roughriders. Calgary has a large population of Saskatchewan expats and Regina is only 7 hours away by car, so the city was full of green, the stands at McMahon were full of green, and the city was actually sold out of watermelon last week.

The Riders home jersey is among the nicest in the league, green with a bit of black and white trim, worn with silver pants. The road jersey is a mirror image of the home jersey and is worn with green pants. This year, as part of the CFL’s “retro” year honouring the 1960s, they’ve been wearing a beautiful green throwback jersey with grey pants and a 1960s helmet logo, as well as a white alternate jersey with a different throwback helmet.

The Alouettes have a spotty history. The team was an original member of the CFL, moved into the weirdest stadium ever built (Autostade) in the 1960s and then Olympic Stadium in the 1970s. They made a splash signing NFL talent they couldn’t afford in the late 1970s and folded in 1982. The team was immediately reborn as the Montréal Concordes (owned by Expos founder Charles Bronfman), were renamed the Alouettes in 1986, and folded again at the beginning of the 1987 season.

The current Alouettes were founded in 1994 in Baltimore as part of the CFL’s ill-fated U.S. expansion, won the 1995 Grey Cup, and then moved north to Montréal with the move of the Cleveland Browns to Baltimore in 1996. They moved back to Olympic Stadium as the Alouettes and struggled at the gate for the first two seasons. In the fall of 1997, a scheduled U2 concert forced the Alouettes to move a playoff game to Percival Molson Stadium at McGill University in downtown Montréal at McGill University. The move to the smaller, more intimate venue caused a surge in interest in the team which has lasted to this day. The Alouettes now play their first 8 home games each year at Molson Stadium and their final home game and all playoff games at Olympic Stadium.

The Alouettes have an odd if memorable uniform. Red, white, blue, silver, black, I couldn’t tell you what their primary colour is. The home uniform is primarily red and the road uniform is primarily white, and this year they’ve also worn a blue alternate jersey, and a black alternate jersey. They’ve got red pants, blue pants and silver pants and I can’t figure out what gets worn with what, other than that they don’t wear monochrome. Twice this year as part of the retro year, they wore a sweet red throwback with white pants and an awesome white helmet.

Here’s one interesting quirk – the Canadian Football League is also known as the Ligue Canadienne de Football and has two official abbreviations: CFL (english) and LCF (french) with corresponding league logos. All teams wear a league patch at the base of their collars: the seven teams outside Québec wear a CFL patch and the Alouettes wear an LCF patch.

The Alouettes wore their usual white road jersey for the Grey Cup with blue pants and Saskatchewan wore grey pants with a new throwback jersey (similar to the throwback jerseys mentioned above, but with Colts-style shoulder stripes instead of sleeve stripes. Both teams wore advertising patches for Rona (a Canadian home improvement chain) and for Celebrex (arthritis medicine). There’s a much larger gallery of photos on the cfl’s web site.

It was a great week, lots of fun parties, a cool parade, lots of green, good weather, and a close game to top it off. Uni-wise, Saskatchewan was the clear winner with the throwbacks, it would have been nice if Montreal had broken out white versions of the throwbacks they wore during the season, but still the game looked very nice.

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Phil here. AWESOME job with that Mike. For many of those in the US who not only couldn’t be at the game, but couldn’t even WATCH it, this was an extra special treat.

maddog helmetBut wait! Uni Watch “screen grab general” and master “colorizer” Larry Bodnovich (who also assisted me with a column earlier this year) also has some amazing screen grabs he wants to share, and which put a perfect capper on this section.

Check out Larry’s magnificent screen grabs for a history of the Grey Cup, as well as a history of both Saskatchewan and Montreal in the CFL.

Had enough CFL yet? If not, you can always check out this column I co-authored with Hockey Wing President & 13th Man Teebz earlier this year, on the “defunct” American teams in the CFL’s ill-fated expansion south of the border.

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scoreboardGuess The Game From The Scoreboard: Another reader submission today, this one comes from Danny Wittels, and its neither a major sport nor from the United States, so I’m gonna have to rate the difficulty as “high”. Although, for those of you who follow sports outside of the United States, it may not be so difficult. As always, if possible, please try to find a LINK that includes the date, location, teams and final score. Ready? Guess The Game From The Scoreboard. And, as always, if you enjoy the game, please send me some new scoreboards! Drop me a line. Thanks!

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benchies headerAlrighty, Ricko’s got a new Benchies today, and I’ll let him do the honor of introducing it. Here’s the Rick:

“Ah, Friday nights. Such big plans. Such optimism. Come Saturday, though, your friend wants to know how it went. You can say something vague. Make him think… Aw, hell, better to just explain how life makes your head spin…”

Thanks Ricko. Enjoy your Saturday Benchies.

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just sew itLukas In The News: In case some of you missed it in the comments section yesterday, UW Prexy Paul Lukas was featured in a fantastic piece in Newsday, which is a pretty big paper in the NYC/LI area. Now, the article is “subscriber” only, but since I’m also an Optimum Online customer, I get the whole article. For those of you who can’t read past the first few lines, here’s the relevant portions:

Nike mostly threw history and lore out the window in favor of drumming up retail sales. By putting “a visual signifier on a dozen different teams,” as sports uniform maven Paul Lukas pointed out in a telephone interview, “you’re creating a cross-branding thing. By doing that, you’re saying that individual teams and schools are not what matters. You’re creating a new team. Team Nike.”

Lukas readily acknowledges occupying “a very geeky niche” in “obsessing” – his word – over sports uniforms with his on-line uniwatch blog and similar Uni Watch column for ESPN.com. But he is not alone, generating comments from readers as numerous and passionate as arguments over polls and the BCS bowl system.

“People who care about uniforms care a lot about uniforms,” he said. “They care about the visual aspect of sports. They care about logos. They care about team colors.”

Those logos and colors facilitate a team-follower association, while the Nike culture is “the retail tail wagging the on-field dog” situation, as Lukas put it, in which “the first question you now ask [about team uniforms] is, ‘How is this going to sell at the team shop or at Modells?’

“In sports, especially college sports where players change so much – in four years a whole new roster – what is constant? What are you rooting for? It’s that uniform and that logo. If you change the design, it’s jarring. You’re messing with something people feel very strongly about.”

“It’s interesting what is happening in college sports, and especially college football,” Lukas said. “It used to be that the sportswear companies did what the schools told them to do. Now it’s the other way around and Nike, especially, gives the marching orders. The outfitter somehow supersedes the school, and has unfortunately been successful with turning the proper relation of team-and-outfitter on its head.

“To my mind, it’s an honor for Nike to be making the uniforms for a school. But they’re a retailer as well and an outfitter, marketing to younger fans who buy this stuff. So you’ve got a 18-year-old sensibility driving what hundreds of thousands, really millions of fans and alumni, have to look at. Basically, the inmates are running the asylum.

“This is part of the larger video-game-ization of sports, the superhero-ization of sports. When you use terms like ‘pro combat,’ you have these fantasy teams and the players become like comic-book superheroes. And superheroes don’t wear uniforms. They wear costumes.”

Bad ones, at that.

Well said, Paul. And props to Newsday writer John Jeansonne for a well-written (and obviously well-researched) article.

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That’ll do it for this fine Saturday. I guess there are a few football games of note today — like the SEC Championship (pitting No. 1 Florida against No. 2 Alabama), plus the Big XII Championship and the ACC Championship, and a few other big and small games of note. Don’t forget to post some of your nominees for “Best” or “Worst” uni matchup of the day.

Thanks again to everyone who submitted their Clarksville Design-A-Uni entries (final set coming tomorrow) and make sure you give some love to today’s submitters; thanks also to Mike Styczen (“Mike 2”), for a terrific Grey Cup “mini-article,” and for everyone who’s been sending me NFL ‘uni tweaks’ — another batch will also run tomorrow.

Everyone have a fantastic Saturday!

 

184 comments to Design-A-Wildcat Uni, Pt. III

  • Bob A | December 5, 2009 at 8:16 am |

    1) I’m very impressed with the skill and creativity of the folks designing the Clarkville Wildcat unis. I’ll open a submission and think ‘Hey, that’s the one I’d pick’ and then open another and it’ll change my mind, etc, etc. Nice work, all.
    2) The Alouettes should go back to the throwbacks more often. The current uni is way too ‘Buffalo Billish’ for my taste.
    3) I can already tell you the best uni game of the day is Texas-UNL, no matter which of them wears white and which wears color.

  • Matt | December 5, 2009 at 8:23 am |

    Tried to pull it down to one box score, but to no avail on the “Guess the Scoreboard”: “My Guess

  • Matt | December 5, 2009 at 8:25 am |

    [quote comment=”365092″]Tried to pull it down to one box score, but to no avail on the “Guess the Scoreboard”: My Guess [/quote]

    Second attempt

  • Johnny F. | December 5, 2009 at 8:32 am |

    I tell ya, we need some of our UW readers to apply for jobs at Nike, Reebok, Under Armour and the like. I have enjoyed these submissions more than 90% of the stuff the big companies put out. Kudos!

    Also… after texting a bit with Powers last night about my stomping grounds (West Point),while I was at the Army hockey game vs. Sacred Heart (I rarely miss a Black Knights hockey game) I was thinking about getting a few of us UWers together for some Army sports events. I have a pretty close relationship to some of the guys, and could probably get most, of not all, the tickets for free depending on the final number. They play tonight, and then are off until after break, so I was thinking maybe a Fri or Sat game toward the end of January when they host UConn. The big series is the weekend after that, vs. Air Force, but the tickets for a group for that game won’t be as easy.

    Looking down the road, the Army baseball team is awesome (and has a VERY nice uni set)…. so that might be something we can look at.

    Anyway, let me know….and we’ll see what we can do! It’s a very strong hockey conference,the quality of play is awesome and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. It’s also an excuse to spend time on one of my favorite and most scenic campuses/military posts in the world. There’s also some nice restaurants/bars in Highland Falls, for some pre or post-game activities as well. If you’re in the Hudson Valley during January, it just might work!

    Cheers!

  • ScottyM | December 5, 2009 at 9:11 am |

    Terrific, terrific job on the CFL story today. Thanks! Two things I wonder:

    Why the hell doesn’t Versus show the Grey Cup game? They televise championship pilot air acrobatics (or whatever obstacle-course flying is), professional bull riding, the UFL, among others … but not the CFL?

    And, just as importantly, perhaps we need to track down that Rider fan in the bikini top. That takes some creativity and seems like the best example of DIY to date — profile necessary!

  • BuckeyeMark | December 5, 2009 at 9:35 am |

    what a tremendous column today!!! great stuff on the CFL, and I totally agree that someone in the US needs to pick that up. we have sports networks showing poker non-stop and no one showed the Grey Cup?!

    think the uni design contest for Clarksville is amazing. can we have a uniwatch contest to see who we’d vote for?

    let me be the first to say I think Chad Stillson is the man! fabulous work, sir.

  • Komet17 | December 5, 2009 at 9:41 am |

    Guess the scoreboard is 1998 FIFA World Cup round of 16 match between England and Argentina:

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Juke Early | December 5, 2009 at 9:51 am |

    The amount of individual Clarksville High uni designs, has made me wonder: how many different proposals would a normal HS have for their uniforms? So many of these are such strong candidates, I don’t envy having to choose…

  • Teebz | December 5, 2009 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”365095″]Terrific, terrific job on the CFL story today. Thanks! Two things I wonder:

    Why the hell doesn’t Versus show the Grey Cup game? They televise championship pilot air acrobatics (or whatever obstacle-course flying is), professional bull riding, the UFL, among others … but not the CFL?

    And, just as importantly, perhaps we need to track down that Rider fan in the bikini top. That takes some creativity and seems like the best example of DIY to date — profile necessary![/quote]

    The photo was taken in Toronto. I assume she must live there because there’s no way that any Roughrider fan would travel to Toronto unless the Grey Cup was there and the Riders were in it.

    As for who it is? No clue. But Toronto is where you should start the search. :o)

  • DenverGregg | December 5, 2009 at 10:39 am |

    Thanks for the CFL coverage. IMO the Riders have one of the very best uniforms in gridiron football anywhere, anytime.

  • Jason in Nashville | December 5, 2009 at 11:02 am |

    A very strange night in Louisiana last night, where many of the semifinal games in the high school football playoffs were played in sleet and snow. And in one game, John Curtis (a private school which is a juggernaut in football; they’re the subject of the fine book “Hurricane Season,” dealing with the 2005 Joe McKnight-led team) wore red uniforms in the first half and blue uniforms in the second:

    http://www.wwltv.com...

  • M.Princip | December 5, 2009 at 11:08 am |

    Awesome Sat. column today Phil. Wow, where to I begin? First, I have to give Kudos to Mike Styczen for his writeup on the Grey Cup, exellent work. Secondly, Larry Bodnovich is the man. Amazing work with those vintage CFL pics. The Alouettes and Tiger Cats unis were superb back in the day. Love that Alouettes center front decal.

    http://lh4.ggpht.com...

    Clarksville High School: Amazing entries today, from everyone. I’d have to agree Chad Stilson did a wonderful job putting his set together, and that primary Wildcat logo is vicious. Only wish he would have done something with a ‘CHS’ logo, as opposed to the furry fanged C. Honorable mention to Vines and Stafford for their great CHS Uni sets as well.

    Thus far, Ryan Muraro is still my favorite.

    http://www.flickr.co...

  • BenA | December 5, 2009 at 12:03 pm |

    Hehe….he said “Regina.”

  • Taxman | December 5, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    http://farm3.static....

    That is OJ Brigance on the left #57. Winner of a Grey Cup and a Lombardi Trophy for Baltimore. OJ is a super guy who is fightng valiantly aginst ALS and still working for the Ravens.

  • Taxman | December 5, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    Awesome entries in the contest. I especially like Amy’s wordmark style and Thomas Satfford’s great C styled out of the claw.

    Extra credit for Ben Traxel’s football unis. Great concept!

  • dudebrotherman | December 5, 2009 at 12:19 pm |

    Just saw highlights of Orlando Magic retro uniforms. They rock! Double mesh with piping on neck and arms and thick waistband.

    Sorry this is the only pic I could find. gotta scroll down:

    http://www2.tbo.com/...

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    Great stuff today!

    Matt Sajna’s logo is very clever. Uni-wise, Amy’s and David’s designs are my two favorites today. Hard to choose, though.

  • Erik | December 5, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    A “Boxscore” for today’s Guess the Scoreboard

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 12:38 pm |

    Thanks, Mike, for the Grey Cup writeup. I’m one of the few Yanks who got to watch the game live (on ESPN360) – it was a classic.

    I had never noticed the Autostade was built that way. That is indeed an odd design. Wonder how the winds were during a game.

    Larry, thanks for posting those screen shots. I have that first set, the history of the Grey Cup, on tape. I love watching that over and over.

  • TomV | December 5, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    As for Newsday charging to read online…I’m a former LI’er, and find it appalling they’re charging 5 bucks per week to read online! I know the newspapers are hurting but thats unacceptable, especially when anyone can get the same news for free on most other sites.

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    Cincy Bearcats are taking on the Pitt Panthers at Heinz Field. A light snow is falling now. Hope it keeps up, as that could help increase the chances of this game being a Top-Fiver. Not a big fan of Cincy’s unis, but black looks great in the snow. Go Panthers, and c’mon, snow!

  • Johnny F. | December 5, 2009 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”365111″]Cincy Bearcats are taking on the Pitt Panthers at Heinz Field. A light snow is falling now. Hope it keeps up, as that could help increase the chances of this game being a Top-Fiver. Not a big fan of Cincy’s unis, but black looks great in the snow. Go Panthers, and c’mon, snow![/quote]

    Cincy’s AWFUL pants with the kitty cat scratch marks make this game an IMPOSSIBLE top-fiver. Old school Cincy duds would’ve given it a chance, but their nu skool kits are ridiculous.

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”365113″][quote comment=”365111″]Cincy Bearcats are taking on the Pitt Panthers at Heinz Field. A light snow is falling now. Hope it keeps up, as that could help increase the chances of this game being a Top-Fiver. Not a big fan of Cincy’s unis, but black looks great in the snow. Go Panthers, and c’mon, snow![/quote]

    Cincy’s AWFUL pants with the kitty cat scratch marks make this game an IMPOSSIBLE top-fiver. Old school Cincy duds would’ve given it a chance, but their nu skool kits are ridiculous.[/quote]

    Slow week – unless I dip into I-AA they’re in the running. If they do make it, they wouldn’t be any higher than 5.

  • Andrew | December 5, 2009 at 1:01 pm |

    I hadn’t noticed until I was at Ford Field last night for the MAC Championship, but the new Dan LeFevour billboard outside Comerica Park for this season features him wearing a uni combo that the Chippewas have never donned:

    http://blogs.suburba...

  • Dave | December 5, 2009 at 1:03 pm |

    Thanks for the positive feedback, you guys. I think that from this set, Radetsky’s design is one of my favorites and Amy’s logo really stands out.

  • Peter | December 5, 2009 at 1:04 pm |

    Of course Newsday is charging to read on-line. They are owned by Cablevision and are using this as an attempt to get people to switch to their cable services.

    Yesterday they laid off another 50 people, three weeks before Christmas. No severance pay!!

  • trent | December 5, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    andrew schroeer’s is by the best

  • Taxman | December 5, 2009 at 1:10 pm |

    Pitt is beatng up on Cincy… but they just showed sideline reporter chick discussing and showing the various cleats the players may use. Hope Powers saw this!

  • Taxman | December 5, 2009 at 1:20 pm |

    The Lewis guy for Pitt looks good running the ball – but not this good:
    http://www.bestsport...

  • LI Phil | December 5, 2009 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”365119″]Hope Powers saw this![/quote]

    vedit venit

  • UmpLou | December 5, 2009 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”365094″]I tell ya, we need some of our UW readers to apply for jobs at Nike, Reebok, Under Armour and the like. I have enjoyed these submissions more than 90% of the stuff the big companies put out. Kudos!

    Also… after texting a bit with Powers last night about my stomping grounds (West Point),while I was at the Army hockey game vs. Sacred Heart (I rarely miss a Black Knights hockey game) I was thinking about getting a few of us UWers together for some Army sports events. I have a pretty close relationship to some of the guys, and could probably get most, of not all, the tickets for free depending on the final number. They play tonight, and then are off until after break, so I was thinking maybe a Fri or Sat game toward the end of January when they host UConn. The big series is the weekend after that, vs. Air Force, but the tickets for a group for that game won’t be as easy.

    Looking down the road, the Army baseball team is awesome (and has a VERY nice uni set)…. so that might be something we can look at.

    Anyway, let me know….and we’ll see what we can do! It’s a very strong hockey conference,the quality of play is awesome and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. It’s also an excuse to spend time on one of my favorite and most scenic campuses/military posts in the world. There’s also some nice restaurants/bars in Highland Falls, for some pre or post-game activities as well. If you’re in the Hudson Valley during January, it just might work!

    Cheers![/quote]

    Where you from Johnny? Im in Middletown…..

  • Greg B. | December 5, 2009 at 1:51 pm |

    The picture of that lady Roughriders fan gives the term “melons” a whole new meaning.

  • Brian Erni | December 5, 2009 at 1:52 pm |

    Phil, don’t undersell our hometown paper’s size. Newsday is actually, at last check, the sixth highest circulated paper in the country. This is great exposure for Paul and all uni watchers alike :)

  • Taxman | December 5, 2009 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”365122″][quote comment=”365119″]Hope Powers saw this![/quote]

    vedit venit[/quote]
    Glad I didn’t ask my daughter. who’s taking Latin, to translate that one…

  • mmwatkin | December 5, 2009 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”365115″]I hadn’t noticed until I was at Ford Field last night for the MAC Championship, but the new Dan LeFevour billboard outside Comerica Park for this season features him wearing a uni combo that the Chippewas have never donned:

    http://blogs.suburba...

    When the new CMU uniforms were unveiled, the maroon top and yellow pants were one of the combos that were modeled. It could be that the billboard took a picture from the unveiling and photoshopped it into a game pic.

    Here is another pic

    http://sportsfags.co...

  • leon | December 5, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”365122″][quote comment=”365119″]Hope Powers saw this![/quote]

    vedit venit[/quote]
    Atwhay oesday editvay eanmay?

  • leon | December 5, 2009 at 2:12 pm |

    Carolina Hurricanes looking good in their all-blax.

  • Will | December 5, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    Rugby: Invitational side the Barbarians played New Zealand in London today. As is customary, all the Barbarians wore their club socks, and Bryan Habana wore his school socks, which I though looked pretty sharp.

  • Josh | December 5, 2009 at 2:48 pm |

    Florida wearing all white today, including helmets. Non Nike Combat jerseys, but the Combat helmet from the FSU game.

  • LI Phil | December 5, 2009 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”365129″][quote comment=”365122″][quote comment=”365119″]Hope Powers saw this![/quote]

    vedit venit[/quote]
    Atwhay oesday editvay eanmay?[/quote]

    otnay ureshay

  • leon | December 5, 2009 at 3:05 pm |

    Oh no, Southern Illinois won’t do.

  • LarryB | December 5, 2009 at 3:12 pm |

    As I watch football all day long I will be uploading some of the other CFL teams histories. A while back a couple of them had been posted on Uniwatch.

    So in case anybody wants to check some of the other CFL teams histories here is Winnipeg and Calgary

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    http://picasaweb.goo...

  • LI Phil | December 5, 2009 at 3:14 pm |

    not going back to tulsa?

    and somewhere, kek just punched a wall

  • leon | December 5, 2009 at 3:17 pm |

    In my mind, I’m going to (East) Carolina.

  • Andrew | December 5, 2009 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”365128″][quote comment=”365115″]I hadn’t noticed until I was at Ford Field last night for the MAC Championship, but the new Dan LeFevour billboard outside Comerica Park for this season features him wearing a uni combo that the Chippewas have never donned:

    http://blogs.suburba...

    When the new CMU uniforms were unveiled, the maroon top and yellow pants were one of the combos that were modeled. It could be that the billboard took a picture from the unveiling and photoshopped it into a game pic.

    Here is another pic

    http://sportsfags.co...

    Yeah I gotcha, there was a preseason emphasis on the four combinations available (http://tinyurl.com/y...) yet the only combo yet to be worn is the Maroon top/Gold pants.

    The monochrome Maroon has been worn for every home game, and the MAC Championship, while they have worn solid-whites (5x) and White Top/Maroon Pants (2x) on the road this year. Both losses on the season have been with the White Top/Maroon Pants combo…

    I’d guess the use of monochromatic maroon instead of Gold Pants would be a team decision perhaps?

  • Chris | December 5, 2009 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”365132″]Florida wearing all white today, including helmets. Non Nike Combat jerseys, but the Combat helmet from the FSU game.[/quote]

    Are they wearing the combat helmet or the white helmet they’ve worn in the past for throwback games…or is there even a difference in the two?

  • LI Phil | December 5, 2009 at 3:37 pm |

    here we are…in utopia

  • mike 2 | December 5, 2009 at 3:39 pm |

    Thanks for the kind words everyone.

    Regarding Saskatchewan fans, I couldn’t force the story of the Banjo Bowl into the text of the article, so I’ll tell it here.

    In 2003, Winnipeg kicker Troy Westwood referred to Saskatchewan fans as “a bunch of banjo-picking inbreds.” After the predictable outrage, he apologized, saying “I’m sure the vast majority of the people in Saskatchewan have no idea how to play the banjo.”

    Since then, the annual Winnipeg-Saskatchewan game that follows the Labour Day game has been known as the “Banjo Bowl”.

  • Beardface | December 5, 2009 at 3:40 pm |

    Jesus… how fucking cheap is the Big East Conference? Their championship gear is generic with no mention of the winning team. Unbelievable!

  • LarryB | December 5, 2009 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”365139″][quote comment=”365132″]Florida wearing all white today, including helmets. Non Nike Combat jerseys, but the Combat helmet from the FSU game.[/quote]

    Are they wearing the combat helmet or the white helmet they’ve worn in the past for throwback games…or is there even a difference in the two?[/quote]

    I just watched the Bearcats make a huge comeback. So I have not seen the Gators helmet for today. The combat helmet has a different F than the throwback.

  • Chris | December 5, 2009 at 3:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”365143″][quote comment=”365139″][quote comment=”365132″]Florida wearing all white today, including helmets. Non Nike Combat jerseys, but the Combat helmet from the FSU game.[/quote]

    Are they wearing the combat helmet or the white helmet they’ve worn in the past for throwback games…or is there even a difference in the two?[/quote]

    I just watched the Bearcats make a huge comeback. So I have not seen the Gators helmet for today. The combat helmet has a different F than the throwback.[/quote]

    I was thinking that too. The F on the pro combat helmet looked like it was a more modern F. Not that sure though, I haven’t seen the throwback white helmet in a couple years.

  • LarryB | December 5, 2009 at 3:47 pm |

    Great job today Mike, on the CFL.

  • aflfan | December 5, 2009 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”365142″]Jesus… how fucking cheap is the Big East Conference? Their championship gear is generic with no mention of the winning team. Unbelievable![/quote]

    Not as cheap as Conference USA who doesn’t have a neutral site for their championship game.

  • aflfan | December 5, 2009 at 3:50 pm |

    If you have Comcast Sports New England, New Hampshire and Villanova are playing in a massive snow storm.

  • aflfan | December 5, 2009 at 3:53 pm |

    I wasn’t a big fan of Southern Illinois uni’s but I loved William and Mary’s.

  • LI Phil | December 5, 2009 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”365143″][quote comment=”365139″][quote comment=”365132″]Florida wearing all white today, including helmets. Non Nike Combat jerseys, but the Combat helmet from the FSU game.[/quote]

    Are they wearing the combat helmet or the white helmet they’ve worn in the past for throwback games…or is there even a difference in the two?[/quote]

    I just watched the Bearcats make a huge comeback. So I have not seen the Gators helmet for today. The combat helmet has a different F than the throwback.[/quote]

    the “combat” helmet has the italicized “F”, while the supposed throwback is a block F

  • Taxman | December 5, 2009 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”365147″]If you have Comcast Sports New England, New Hampshire and Villanova are playing in a massive snow storm.[/quote]
    I have a bunch of those channels, but seeing basketball and other stuff right now.

  • Jeff P | December 5, 2009 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”365146″][quote comment=”365142″]Jesus… how fucking cheap is the Big East Conference? Their championship gear is generic with no mention of the winning team. Unbelievable![/quote]

    Not as cheap as Conference USA who doesn’t have a neutral site for their championship game.[/quote]

    Home games are always better atmospheres anyway. I never liked the concept of a neutral site championship.

  • aflfan | December 5, 2009 at 4:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”365150″][quote comment=”365147″]If you have Comcast Sports New England, New Hampshire and Villanova are playing in a massive snow storm.[/quote]
    I have a bunch of those channels, but seeing basketball and other stuff right now.[/quote]

    On DirecTV it is channel 630.

  • mmwatkin | December 5, 2009 at 4:06 pm |

    Jesus Christ, Florida. Biggest game of the year and you decide to come out with the Storm trooper look

    BOO!

  • Bob Loblaw | December 5, 2009 at 4:22 pm |

    Great CFL stuff on those web albums! Thanks much for taking the time to compile & post those. It was a real kick for this 70’s Vikings fan to see a young Bud Grant— and smiling even!!!

  • Taxman | December 5, 2009 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”365153″]Jesus Christ, Florida. Biggest game of the year and you decide to come out with the Storm trooper look

    BOO![/quote]
    Standard orange lids would have made it all good.

  • LI Phil | December 5, 2009 at 4:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”365153″]Jesus Christ, Florida. Biggest game of the year and you decide to come out with the Storm trooper look

    BOO![/quote]

    WAH????

    this is a beautiful game…except florida should have worn blue “pro-style” undersocks

    anyone know the o/u?

    gotta be high 30’s/low 40’s right? maybe even less…aren’t the defenses like ranked 1-2 or something

  • Chuck | December 5, 2009 at 4:27 pm |

    Those white helmets Florida are wearing today are so lame! I think they would look better with Gators spelled out, like their orange lids.

  • Squiddie | December 5, 2009 at 4:28 pm |

    News reports are circulating that Tim McKernan, Denver’s Barrel Man, has passed away at 69.

    Anyone who could attend Denver games in little more than a barrel and boots gets respect.

  • mmwatkin | December 5, 2009 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”365156″][quote comment=”365153″]Jesus Christ, Florida. Biggest game of the year and you decide to come out with the Storm trooper look

    BOO![/quote]

    WAH????

    this is a beautiful game…except florida should have worn blue “pro-style” undersocks

    anyone know the o/u?

    gotta be high 30’s/low 40’s right? maybe even less…aren’t the defenses like ranked 1-2 or something[/quote]

    Really?

    I like the all-white Florida look with the Orange helmet. With the White helmet it kinda feels like “well…we have them, so why the hell not?”

    I have a sick feeling that the Pro Combat uniforms have just added three pieces into a teams’ arsenal of mix & match atrocities.

  • LarryB | December 5, 2009 at 4:36 pm |

    Edmonton and BC Lions CFL team history screen grabs

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    http://picasaweb.goo...

  • leon | December 5, 2009 at 4:48 pm |

    o/u fla/ala = 41

  • AP | December 5, 2009 at 4:53 pm |

    I have to disagree with you guys. I think the all white look is really classy. It sure beats the monochrome dark look that so many teams use. It also beats the all white uniform plus darker helmet look, which I think looks really top-heavy.

  • M.Princip | December 5, 2009 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”365135″]As I watch football all day long I will be uploading some of the other CFL teams histories. A while back a couple of them had been posted on Uniwatch.

    So in case anybody wants to check some of the other CFL teams histories here is Winnipeg and Calgary

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    I can not express enough how awesome that is. Thanks Larry.

  • M.Princip | December 5, 2009 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”365158″]News reports are circulating that Tim McKernan, Denver’s Barrel Man, has passed away at 69.

    Anyone who could attend Denver games in little more than a barrel and boots gets respect.[/quote]

    Immortalized on one of my favorite Pro! covers:

    http://www.illustrat...

    R.I.P. Tim McKernan a.k.a. Barrel Man

  • Kenny Jacobson | December 5, 2009 at 5:12 pm |

    If Florida were to go with blue pants with white jerseys and helmets that’d look good.

  • M.Princip | December 5, 2009 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”365165″][quote comment=”365158″]News reports are circulating that Tim McKernan, Denver’s Barrel Man, has passed away at 69.

    Anyone who could attend Denver games in little more than a barrel and boots gets respect.[/quote]

    Immortalized on one of my favorite Pro! covers:

    http://www.illustrat...

    R.I.P. Tim McKernan a.k.a. Barrel Man[/quote]

    Somethin’ very R.Crumb about the artist’s style I like here.

  • LI Phil | December 5, 2009 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”365162″]o/u fla/ala = 41[/quote]

    i have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace…in this world you will have trouble

  • leon | December 5, 2009 at 5:22 pm |

    According to Verne Lundquist, Doc Blanchard and Glen Davis played for Notre Dame.

  • Wes | December 5, 2009 at 5:27 pm |

    I would like to nominate the Stephen F. Austin/Montana game for the best matchup of the day.

  • leon | December 5, 2009 at 5:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”365168″][quote comment=”365162″]o/u fla/ala = 41[/quote]

    i have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace…in this world you will have trouble[/quote]

    Fla 16 Ala 33

  • leon | December 5, 2009 at 5:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”365170″]I would like to nominate the Stephen F. Austin/Montana game for the best matchup of the day.[/quote]
    ….Gonna be a dental floss tycoon.

  • Traxel | December 5, 2009 at 5:35 pm |

    Hey Princip – awesome pullover duds! Everyone, great job on the Clarksville project. They have quite a decision just to get it down to the finals. I think I spent the night in a hotel there once.

  • LarryB | December 5, 2009 at 5:38 pm |

    Toronto and Ottawa CFL screen grab albums

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    http://picasaweb.goo...

  • mike 2 | December 5, 2009 at 5:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”365135″]As I watch football all day long I will be uploading some of the other CFL teams histories. A while back a couple of them had been posted on Uniwatch.

    So in case anybody wants to check some of the other CFL teams histories here is Winnipeg and Calgary

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    I just had a chance to go through these and spotted one VERY interesting picture

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    That’s Normie Kwong, who won four Grey Cups with the Stampeders and Eskimos between 1948 and 1960. Kwong was later part of the ownership group that brought the Flames to Calgary from Atlanta in 1980. He was still an owner in 1989 when the Flames won the Stanley Cup and is (I believe) one of only two men with their names on the Grey Cup AND the Stanley Cup.

    He’s been Lieutenant Governor of Alberta since 2005 – here he is recently with his wife (right) and an unidentified woman in pink.

    http://premier.alber...

  • Traxel | December 5, 2009 at 5:40 pm |

    Just looked a bit closer on this tiny monitor….so they weren’t pullovers….still nice, but the pullover sure could use a comeback.

  • LarryB | December 5, 2009 at 5:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”365164″][quote comment=”365135″]As I watch football all day long I will be uploading some of the other CFL teams histories. A while back a couple of them had been posted on Uniwatch.

    So in case anybody wants to check some of the other CFL teams histories here is Winnipeg and Calgary

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    I can not express enough how awesome that is. Thanks Larry.[/quote]

    Thank you Princip. And I know you have the Oregon unitracker. But was it you or another site that had the make your own Oregon Duck combo? Do you have the link for that?

  • Everyone | December 5, 2009 at 5:44 pm |

    I think it’s time Paul hired a competent writer for the weekends.

  • Kenny Jacobson | December 5, 2009 at 5:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”365166″]If Florida were to go with blue pants with white jerseys and helmets that’d look good.[/quote]
    Something like this.

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”365147″]If you have Comcast Sports New England, New Hampshire and Villanova are playing in a massive snow storm.[/quote]

    Can someone get screen shots?

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 6:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”365178″]I think it’s time Paul hired a competent writer for the weekends.[/quote]

    Didn’t know your ex was allowed to post on here…

    On the conrtrary, Phil should be making 5 times what he is now. He cranks out a lot of quality stuff in a short amount of time. You’re entitled to your opinion, of course…but don’t expect a lot of people to agree with it.

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 6:16 pm |

    Larry, BIG thanks for posting those CFL shots. I could comment on them all day if I had time. I’ll have to single out a few shots later tonight.

  • aflfan | December 5, 2009 at 6:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”365181″][quote comment=”365178″]I think it’s time Paul hired a competent writer for the weekends.[/quote]

    Didn’t know your ex was allowed to post on here…

    On the conrtrary, Phil should be making 5 times what he is now. He cranks out a lot of quality stuff in a short amount of time. You’re entitled to your opinion, of course…but don’t expect a lot of people to agree with it.[/quote]

    I agree, I think Phil does an excellent job on the weekends.

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 6:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”365160″]Edmonton and BC Lions CFL team history screen grabs

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    I see Normie Kwong.

  • LarryB | December 5, 2009 at 6:41 pm |

    Hamilton Tiger Cats CFL team history screen grabs. Most of these were posted a while back by Paul.

    Hamilton is my favorite CFL team. I like the nickname. I like the leaping Tiger and I used to like those striped shirts. I maybe prefer the yellow helmet.

    http://picasaweb.goo...

  • LarryB | December 5, 2009 at 6:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”365182″]Larry, BIG thanks for posting those CFL shots. I could comment on them all day if I had time. I’ll have to single out a few shots later tonight.[/quote]

    Thanks Jim, enjoy looking through them.

  • LarryB | December 5, 2009 at 6:44 pm |

    Offhand does anybody know if Alabama ever had any sleeve stripe at all? I am thinking they never did. From the 1950’s on I am wondering.

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 6:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”365178″]I think it’s time Paul hired a competent writer for the weekends.[/quote]

    Okay, first, who made you the ultimate authority on UW?

    Second, you talking about the writing or the subject matter? The fact that you don’t appear to appreciate the distinction between the two doesn’t say much for your credibility as a editor.

    Third, Phil doesn’t GET paid, none of the interns here do. So “hiring” isn’t relevant. That’s right, he does all this for NOTHING. You have the time, knowledge, skills and commitment to do that? Probably not, but I’m sure you’re position now is that he’s a sucker, too.

    (But, hey, that guy at the end of the bar running off at the mouth knows everything about everything, doesn’t he, Mr. Claven? Do us all a favor and spend your time finding a potato that looks like Nixon.)

    —Ricko

  • Tony Miller | December 5, 2009 at 7:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”365181″]On the conrtrary, Phil should be making 5 times what he is now.[/quote]

    I would say that estimate is low. Five times $0 is still $0.

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 7:12 pm |

    Princip really hit a home run with his Clarksville design.

    Realistic in terms of what a high school would bother with in terms of variations, laundry, storage, simplicity…and what the kids would wear. I can’t imagine too many high schools screwing around with gold sanis, striped stirrups and stuff. They aren’t gonna turn a normally standard-order item into something they couldn’t pick up at a sporting goods store in an emergency.

    Plus a logo and font that are at once old school and modern.

    Many of the designs we’ve seen are like some whacked-out combination of Throwbacks and TATC. Fun, but doubtful that schools would deem them worth the logistic headaches they’d create. Sure, you can design something, but teams won’t wear it. It’s like one of the cast members—I’d guess it was Carrie Fisher or Harrison Ford—said to George Lucas while shooting the original STAR WARS, “George, just because you can TYPE something doesn’t mean someone can SAY it.”

    —Ricko

  • mike 2 | December 5, 2009 at 7:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”365184″][quote comment=”365160″]Edmonton and BC Lions CFL team history screen grabs

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    http://picasaweb.goo...

    I see Normie Kwong.[/quote]

    Yes you do (see comment 81)

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 7:14 pm |

    re: Clarksville.

    On side thought, thought. Don’t they wear athletic gold and not Vegas gold?

    Honestly don’t remember for sure.

    —Ricko

  • Johnny O | December 5, 2009 at 7:21 pm |

    Although I love Paul’s holiday shopping guide… he, and the Uni Watch community, omitted this little nugget:

    http://espn.go.com/e...

  • TheEHC52 | December 5, 2009 at 7:28 pm |

    Talking to my Dad (who played for UF in the ’60s) about how much he hates the white helmets, he pointed out that the “F” logo looks like the Marlins logo, sans fish. And he’s kinda right.

    http://www.nova.edu/...

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 7:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”365194″]Talking to my Dad (who played for UF in the ’60s) about how much he hates the white helmets, he pointed out that the “F” logo looks like the Marlins logo, sans fish. And he’s kinda right.

    http://www.nova.edu/...

    Florida wore white helmets in mid-60s: The ones with the Stars & Bars decal early in the decad (bowl game) and again for at least one year while Spurrier was there.

    —Ricko

  • Chris | December 5, 2009 at 8:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”365195″][quote comment=”365194″]Talking to my Dad (who played for UF in the ’60s) about how much he hates the white helmets, he pointed out that the “F” logo looks like the Marlins logo, sans fish. And he’s kinda right.

    http://www.nova.edu/...

    Florida wore white helmets in mid-60s: The ones with the Stars & Bars decal early in the decad (bowl game) and again for at least one year while Spurrier was there.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    They’ve worn a white helmet more recent than Spurrier I believe, like for a game here game there. Not 100% on that but I’m fairly certain. Seen them in a white helmet before last week but since the ol ball coach.

  • MPowers1634 | December 5, 2009 at 8:22 pm |

    [quote comment=\”365123\”][quote comment=\”365094\”]I tell ya, we need some of our UW readers to apply for jobs at Nike, Reebok, Under Armour and the like. I have enjoyed these submissions more than 90% of the stuff the big companies put out. Kudos!

    Also… after texting a bit with Powers last night about my stomping grounds (West Point),while I was at the Army hockey game vs. Sacred Heart (I rarely miss a Black Knights hockey game) I was thinking about getting a few of us UWers together for some Army sports events. I have a pretty close relationship to some of the guys, and could probably get most, of not all, the tickets for free depending on the final number. They play tonight, and then are off until after break, so I was thinking maybe a Fri or Sat game toward the end of January when they host UConn. The big series is the weekend after that, vs. Air Force, but the tickets for a group for that game won\’t be as easy.

    Looking down the road, the Army baseball team is awesome (and has a VERY nice uni set)…. so that might be something we can look at.

    Anyway, let me know….and we\’ll see what we can do! It\’s a very strong hockey conference,the quality of play is awesome and there isn\’t a bad seat in the house. It\’s also an excuse to spend time on one of my favorite and most scenic campuses/military posts in the world. There\’s also some nice restaurants/bars in Highland Falls, for some pre or post-game activities as well. If you\’re in the Hudson Valley during January, it just might work!

    Cheers![/quote]

    Where you from Johnny? Im in Middletown…..[/quote]

    Im in Nyack. I reffed the FDR Hyde Park/Middletown football game at the HS this year.

    ANd no, I did not see the Pitt game because my daughter was in The Nutcracker, which was excellent and featured some woderful unis.

    Unis, not Eunichs…get it… Nutcracker!

  • MPowers1634 | December 5, 2009 at 8:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”365133″][quote comment=”365129″][quote comment=”365122″][quote comment=”365119″]Hope Powers saw this![/quote]

    vedit venit[/quote]
    Atwhay oesday editvay eanmay?[/quote]

    otnay ureshay[/quote]

    Morons

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 8:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”365189″][quote comment=”365181″]On the conrtrary, Phil should be making 5 times what he is now.[/quote]

    I would say that estimate is low. Five times $0 is still $0.[/quote]

    Yeah, I know. Just trying to find a way to say Paul shouldn’t have to go broke paying Phil what he’s worth.

    If we’re ever at a UW gathering together, Phil, your drinks are on me.

  • leon | December 5, 2009 at 8:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”365198″][quote comment=”365133″][quote comment=”365129″][quote comment=”365122″][quote comment=”365119″]Hope Powers saw this![/quote]

    vedit venit[/quote]
    Atwhay oesday editvay eanmay?[/quote]

    otnay ureshay[/quote]

    Morons[/quote]

    Ego teneo vos es tamen quis sum ego.

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 8:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”365196″][quote comment=”365195″][quote comment=”365194″]Talking to my Dad (who played for UF in the ’60s) about how much he hates the white helmets, he pointed out that the “F” logo looks like the Marlins logo, sans fish. And he’s kinda right.

    http://www.nova.edu/...

    Florida wore white helmets in mid-60s: The ones with the Stars & Bars decal early in the decad (bowl game) and again for at least one year while Spurrier was there.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    They’ve worn a white helmet more recent than Spurrier I believe, like for a game here game there. Not 100% on that but I’m fairly certain. Seen them in a white helmet before last week but since the ol ball coach.[/quote]

    I meant for his senior season (white helmets and pants, royal jerseys; a return to their very early ’60s look). They wore white helmets that year, perhaps the next. Before that, were blue helmets for a couple years.

  • Flip | December 5, 2009 at 9:02 pm |

    Phil’s long posts are making up for all of Bryan’s short — but clever — weekend posts.
    Phil > Bryan < Vince

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 9:09 pm |

    Anyone watching USF at UConn on the Deuce?
    Snowing like crazy.

    —Ricko

  • aflfan | December 5, 2009 at 9:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”365203″]Anyone watching USF at UConn on the Deuce?
    Snowing like crazy.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    No, I am flipping back and forth between Texas/Nebraska and Richmond/App St.

  • Mike Engle | December 5, 2009 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”365202″]Phil’s long posts are making up for all of Bryan’s short — but clever — weekend posts.
    Phil > Bryan < Vince[/quote]
    Vince: “That’s a nice football uniform.”
    Bryan: “Clowns suck at football.”
    Phil: “Here’s a boatload of uniform mock-ups for teams in need. In other news, Mike Princip has updated Oregon’s clown suit tracker. Now, let’s go to Jim Vilk for his five favorite football matchups and one least favorite clown suit matchup. But not before a game of “Guess the Scoreboard” and an episode of “Benchies,” by Ricko. Next week, a look at another league’s uniforms and clown suits, alongside a special guest writer.”

  • Komet17 | December 5, 2009 at 9:22 pm |

    Anybody know why the Fresno State football team has three different colors of “bone” stickers on their helmets? There were white, black, and yellow (or orange) ones today in the game vs. Illinois.

  • Teebz | December 5, 2009 at 9:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”365205″][quote comment=”365202″]Phil’s long posts are making up for all of Bryan’s short — but clever — weekend posts.
    Phil > Bryan < Vince[/quote]
    Vince: “That’s a nice football uniform.”
    Bryan: “Clowns suck at football.”
    Phil: “Here’s a boatload of uniform mock-ups for teams in need. In other news, Mike Princip has updated Oregon’s clown suit tracker. Now, let’s go to Jim Vilk for his five favorite football matchups and one least favorite clown suit matchup. But not before a game of “Guess the Scoreboard” and an episode of “Benchies,” by Ricko. Next week, a look at another league’s uniforms and clown suits, alongside a special guest writer.”[/quote]

    What are you trying to say, Mike? Are you saying that you don’t like what Phil does?

  • TheEHC52 | December 5, 2009 at 9:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”365201″][quote comment=”365196″][quote comment=”365195″][quote comment=”365194″]Talking to my Dad (who played for UF in the ’60s) about how much he hates the white helmets, he pointed out that the “F” logo looks like the Marlins logo, sans fish. And he’s kinda right.

    http://www.nova.edu/...

    Florida wore white helmets in mid-60s: The ones with the Stars & Bars decal early in the decad (bowl game) and again for at least one year while Spurrier was there.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    They’ve worn a white helmet more recent than Spurrier I believe, like for a game here game there. Not 100% on that but I’m fairly certain. Seen them in a white helmet before last week but since the ol ball coach.[/quote]

    I meant for his senior season (white helmets and pants, royal jerseys; a return to their very early ’60s look). They wore white helmets that year, perhaps the next. Before that, were blue helmets for a couple years.[/quote]

    My dad (obviously) and I both realize that Florida wore white helmets in the ’60s and again a couple of years ago for the throwback game. My point was the similarity between the Pro Combat “F” logo and the Marlins logo.

  • Johnny F. | December 5, 2009 at 10:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”365197″][quote comment=\”365123\”][quote comment=\”365094\”]I tell ya, we need some of our UW readers to apply for jobs at Nike, Reebok, Under Armour and the like. I have enjoyed these submissions more than 90% of the stuff the big companies put out. Kudos!

    Also… after texting a bit with Powers last night about my stomping grounds (West Point),while I was at the Army hockey game vs. Sacred Heart (I rarely miss a Black Knights hockey game) I was thinking about getting a few of us UWers together for some Army sports events. I have a pretty close relationship to some of the guys, and could probably get most, of not all, the tickets for free depending on the final number. They play tonight, and then are off until after break, so I was thinking maybe a Fri or Sat game toward the end of January when they host UConn. The big series is the weekend after that, vs. Air Force, but the tickets for a group for that game won\’t be as easy.

    Looking down the road, the Army baseball team is awesome (and has a VERY nice uni set)…. so that might be something we can look at.

    Anyway, let me know….and we\’ll see what we can do! It\’s a very strong hockey conference,the quality of play is awesome and there isn\’t a bad seat in the house. It\’s also an excuse to spend time on one of my favorite and most scenic campuses/military posts in the world. There\’s also some nice restaurants/bars in Highland Falls, for some pre or post-game activities as well. If you\’re in the Hudson Valley during January, it just might work!

    Cheers![/quote]

    Where you from Johnny? Im in Middletown…..[/quote]

    Im in Nyack. I reffed the FDR Hyde Park/Middletown football game at the HS this year.

    ANd no, I did not see the Pitt game because my daughter was in The Nutcracker, which was excellent and featured some woderful unis.

    Unis, not Eunichs…get it… Nutcracker![/quote]

    Ha! Good one! *crickets chirping…..*

    I’m in Highland Falls, right outside the main Thayer Gate on to post at West Point.

    Let me know which Army Sports event works best, and we’ll work out something. Better yet, I’ll probably bring some ideas on to the site. Army hockey won again tonight, 4-2, after another strong, hard-hitting game (also rocked much better unis) vs. Sacred Heart. Go Knights!

  • =bg= | December 5, 2009 at 10:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”365178″]I think it’s time Paul hired a competent writer for the weekends.[/quote]

    So that leaves you out.

  • Johnny O | December 5, 2009 at 10:06 pm |

    My hometown of Stevens Point, WI has a DIII college (University of Wisconsin Stevens Point). They are nicknamed the Pointers, and have a dog as their mascot. Anyhoots, their hockey team is sponsoring a “Black Out” next weekend to “check cancer”. The Pointer’s colors are purple and gold (sorry Paul) and do not wear black for black sake, but will be for the black out and then having an auction to raise money. Info can be found here:

    http://athletics.uws...

  • Chris | December 5, 2009 at 10:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”365206″]Anybody know why the Fresno State football team has three different colors of “bone” stickers on their helmets? There were white, black, and yellow (or orange) ones today in the game vs. Illinois.[/quote]

    I believe instead of just having a bone for good play its color coded for what type of play it was

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 10:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”365208″][quote comment=”365201″][quote comment=”365196″][quote comment=”365195″][quote comment=”365194″]Talking to my Dad (who played for UF in the ’60s) about how much he hates the white helmets, he pointed out that the “F” logo looks like the Marlins logo, sans fish. And he’s kinda right.

    http://www.nova.edu/...

    Florida wore white helmets in mid-60s: The ones with the Stars & Bars decal early in the decad (bowl game) and again for at least one year while Spurrier was there.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    They’ve worn a white helmet more recent than Spurrier I believe, like for a game here game there. Not 100% on that but I’m fairly certain. Seen them in a white helmet before last week but since the ol ball coach.[/quote]

    I meant for his senior season (white helmets and pants, royal jerseys; a return to their very early ’60s look). They wore white helmets that year, perhaps the next. Before that, were blue helmets for a couple years.[/quote]

    My dad (obviously) and I both realize that Florida wore white helmets in the ’60s and again a couple of years ago for the throwback game. My point was the similarity between the Pro Combat “F” logo and the Marlins logo.[/quote]

    Oh, I got that, no problem. Was just trying to remember when they wore white helmets regularly…for those who didn’t know…and give some kind of reference for how long it’s been.

    —Ricko

  • aflfan | December 5, 2009 at 10:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”365213″][quote comment=”365208″][quote comment=”365201″][quote comment=”365196″][quote comment=”365195″][quote comment=”365194″]Talking to my Dad (who played for UF in the ’60s) about how much he hates the white helmets, he pointed out that the “F” logo looks like the Marlins logo, sans fish. And he’s kinda right.

    http://www.nova.edu/...

    Florida wore white helmets in mid-60s: The ones with the Stars & Bars decal early in the decad (bowl game) and again for at least one year while Spurrier was there.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    They’ve worn a white helmet more recent than Spurrier I believe, like for a game here game there. Not 100% on that but I’m fairly certain. Seen them in a white helmet before last week but since the ol ball coach.[/quote]

    I meant for his senior season (white helmets and pants, royal jerseys; a return to their very early ’60s look). They wore white helmets that year, perhaps the next. Before that, were blue helmets for a couple years.[/quote]

    My dad (obviously) and I both realize that Florida wore white helmets in the ’60s and again a couple of years ago for the throwback game. My point was the similarity between the Pro Combat “F” logo and the Marlins logo.[/quote]

    Oh, I got that, no problem. Was just trying to remember when they wore white helmets regularly…for those who didn’t know…and give some kind of reference for how long it’s been.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Cause Ricko is cool like that!

  • Jason | December 5, 2009 at 10:34 pm |

    Hey guys I am really bored and just got a great idea to keep me busy.

    I am making a football team for uniwatch! I want the primary logo to be an interlocking UW and I have an alternate logo and colors (Green and Gold) all set to go.

    If you would like me to make you on the roster (i.e. If paul wants to be quarterback) just post your first and last name (dont have too but…), number preferred, position, and the size and weight you would like to be.

    I think ill make Ricko the Head Coach unless he objects ;-)

  • MPowers1634 | December 5, 2009 at 10:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”365200″][quote comment=”365198″][quote comment=”365133″][quote comment=”365129″][quote comment=”365122″][quote comment=”365119″]Hope Powers saw this![/quote]

    vedit venit[/quote]
    Atwhay oesday editvay eanmay?[/quote]

    otnay ureshay[/quote]

    Morons[/quote]

    Ego teneo vos es tamen quis sum ego.[/quote]

    http://www.google.co...

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 10:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”365215″]Hey guys I am really bored and just got a great idea to keep me busy.

    I am making a football team for uniwatch! I want the primary logo to be an interlocking UW and I have an alternate logo and colors (Green and Gold) all set to go.

    If you would like me to make you on the roster (i.e. If paul wants to be quarterback) just post your first and last name (dont have too but…), number preferred, position, and the size and weight you would like to be.

    I think ill make Ricko the Head Coach unless he objects ;-)[/quote]

    Jim Vilk #19, kicker/punter 5-10, 185 (well, I’ll weigh that much in a couple of months…)

    Single-bar facemask, if they let you make one, please.

  • Jason | December 5, 2009 at 10:47 pm |

    They don’t let you edit player equipment (facemasks, helmet style, armbands, sleeve length) until I go to play on my system. But when I get to that point I will definitely make your one bar wish happen!

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 10:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”365215″]Hey guys I am really bored and just got a great idea to keep me busy.

    I am making a football team for uniwatch! I want the primary logo to be an interlocking UW and I have an alternate logo and colors (Green and Gold) all set to go.

    If you would like me to make you on the roster (i.e. If paul wants to be quarterback) just post your first and last name (dont have too but…), number preferred, position, and the size and weight you would like to be.

    I think ill make Ricko the Head Coach unless he objects ;-)[/quote]

    Hey, my arm’s still got some game. If Favre can still play, can I at least be the venerable backup QB? Y’know, not getting many reps lately? (story of my life, lol)

    Either #2 or #11, thank you vurr much (I’ll gladly surrender one of them if someone wants it).
    6’2″, 195, Minnesota

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | December 5, 2009 at 10:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”365216″][quote comment=”365200″][quote comment=”365198″][quote comment=”365133″][quote comment=”365129″][quote comment=”365122″][quote comment=”365119″]Hope Powers saw this![/quote]

    vedit venit[/quote]
    Atwhay oesday editvay eanmay?[/quote]

    otnay ureshay[/quote]

    Morons[/quote]

    Ego teneo vos es tamen quis sum ego.[/quote]

    http://www.google.co...

    it’s all greek to him

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 10:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”365218″]They don’t let you edit player equipment (facemasks, helmet style, armbands, sleeve length) until I go to play on my system. But when I get to that point I will definitely make your one bar wish happen![/quote]

    You da man, coach!

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 10:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”365219″][quote comment=”365215″]Hey guys I am really bored and just got a great idea to keep me busy.

    I am making a football team for uniwatch! I want the primary logo to be an interlocking UW and I have an alternate logo and colors (Green and Gold) all set to go.

    If you would like me to make you on the roster (i.e. If paul wants to be quarterback) just post your first and last name (dont have too but…), number preferred, position, and the size and weight you would like to be.

    I think ill make Ricko the Head Coach unless he objects ;-)[/quote]

    Hey, my arm’s still got some game. If Favre can still play, can I at least be the venerable backup QB? Y’know, not getting many reps lately? (story of my life, lol)

    Either #2 or #11, thank you vurr much (I’ll gladly surrender one of them if someone wants it).
    6’2″, 195, Minnesota

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Oh, btw, I wear white knee high socks and white shoes…or black shoes with everything taped over in white but the last couple inches of the toe, Walter Payton-style (take that, Powers!).

    Hey, I’m old school, whatchu want from me.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 11:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”365221″][quote comment=”365218″]They don’t let you edit player equipment (facemasks, helmet style, armbands, sleeve length) until I go to play on my system. But when I get to that point I will definitely make your one bar wish happen![/quote]

    You da man, coach![/quote]

    Oh yeah, long sleeves and white socks, while we’re at it.

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 11:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”365223″][quote comment=”365221″][quote comment=”365218″]They don’t let you edit player equipment (facemasks, helmet style, armbands, sleeve length) until I go to play on my system. But when I get to that point I will definitely make your one bar wish happen![/quote]

    You da man, coach![/quote]

    Oh yeah, long sleeves and white socks, while we’re at it.[/quote]

    Speaking of such things, too bad Nebraska in BFBS socks. Huskers got the “Fat Kid Named Gerald in Gym Class” look goin’.

    —Ricko

  • Mike Engle | December 5, 2009 at 11:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”365219″][quote comment=”365215″]Hey guys I am really bored and just got a great idea to keep me busy.

    I am making a football team for uniwatch! I want the primary logo to be an interlocking UW and I have an alternate logo and colors (Green and Gold) all set to go.

    If you would like me to make you on the roster (i.e. If paul wants to be quarterback) just post your first and last name (dont have too but…), number preferred, position, and the size and weight you would like to be.

    I think ill make Ricko the Head Coach unless he objects ;-)[/quote]

    Hey, my arm’s still got some game. If Favre can still play, can I at least be the venerable backup QB? Y’know, not getting many reps lately? (story of my life, lol)

    Either #2 or #11, thank you vurr much (I’ll gladly surrender one of them if someone wants it).
    6’2″, 195, Minnesota

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Mike Engle, strong safety, #27 (but if somebody wants to buy that number from me, I’ll slide down to #24). 5’11”; 165 lbs (feel free to round up to 6′; 175).
    Always long compression sleeves and picture-perfect NFL-style socks (whites not too high or too low); gloves only when snowing. And absolutely, positively, no Nike shoes. My feet aren’t narrow enough for Nikes. I prefer Adidas.

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 11:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”365224″][quote comment=”365223″][quote comment=”365221″][quote comment=”365218″]They don’t let you edit player equipment (facemasks, helmet style, armbands, sleeve length) until I go to play on my system. But when I get to that point I will definitely make your one bar wish happen![/quote]

    You da man, coach![/quote]

    Oh yeah, long sleeves and white socks, while we’re at it.[/quote]

    Speaking of such things, too bad Nebraska in BFBS socks. Huskers got the “Fat Kid Named Gerald in Gym Class” look goin’.

    —Ricko[/

    Did they ever have red and white striped socks?

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 11:14 pm |

    Can I have Puma or Pony shoes?

  • Jason | December 5, 2009 at 11:15 pm |

    everything is going great so far, But Currently we are named the Uniwatch Bloggers (scary name I know) I am not totally satisfied with that name so If any one has team name suggestions that keep uniwatch in front lets hear em!

    The Uniwatch _________

  • Jason | December 5, 2009 at 11:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”365227″]Can I have Puma or Pony shoes?[/quote]

    They only let you have either Generic, Addias, or (shudders) Nike.

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 11:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”365226″][quote comment=”365224″][quote comment=”365223″][quote comment=”365221″][quote comment=”365218″]They don’t let you edit player equipment (facemasks, helmet style, armbands, sleeve length) until I go to play on my system. But when I get to that point I will definitely make your one bar wish happen![/quote]

    You da man, coach![/quote]

    Oh yeah, long sleeves and white socks, while we’re at it.[/quote]

    Speaking of such things, too bad Nebraska in BFBS socks. Huskers got the “Fat Kid Named Gerald in Gym Class” look goin’.

    —Ricko[/

    Did they ever have red and white striped socks?[/quote]

    Maybe I red stripe on crews somewhere along the way, but dont’ think so.

  • Wes | December 5, 2009 at 11:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”365228″]everything is going great so far, But Currently we are named the Uniwatch Bloggers (scary name I know) I am not totally satisfied with that name so If any one has team name suggestions that keep uniwatch in front lets hear em!

    The Uniwatch _________[/quote]

    The UniWatchmen?
    The UniWatchers?

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 11:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”365229″][quote comment=”365227″]Can I have Puma or Pony shoes?[/quote]

    They only let you have either Generic, Addias, or (shudders) Nike.[/quote]

    Generic is my favorite.

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 11:19 pm |

    Back to UW football team. Wear Nikes, but doesn’t matter cuz tape covers everything.

    And, if you run out of players, I can probably still work out of the slot as a possession receiver. In that case, #89.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 11:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”365232″][quote comment=”365229″][quote comment=”365227″]Can I have Puma or Pony shoes?[/quote]

    They only let you have either Generic, Addias, or (shudders) Nike.[/quote]

    Generic is my favorite.[/quote]

    Like Adrian Monk (of “MONK”) when asked about his favorite musical group…”I like The Various Artists. They do lots of soundtracks.”

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 11:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”365234″][quote comment=”365232″][quote comment=”365229″][quote comment=”365227″]Can I have Puma or Pony shoes?[/quote]

    They only let you have either Generic, Addias, or (shudders) Nike.[/quote]

    Generic is my favorite.[/quote]

    Like Adrian Monk (of “MONK”) when asked about his favorite musical group…”I like The Various Artists. They do lots of soundtracks.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    LOL

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 11:25 pm |

    See, now, if there was a playoff system, all winter, spring, summer we’d be hearing…

    “Yeah, but really, Florida was the best team in the country.”
    or…
    “Yeah, but really, Texas was the best team in the country.”

    (better old off on Texas, they may not be done yet. 1:17 to play.)

    —Ricko

  • Smail | December 5, 2009 at 11:28 pm |

    There was a dude on the Texas sideline with “Lt. Col. Gadsy” NOB. Don’t have a dvr, but he was shown with about 45-50 seconds left on the game clock.

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 11:30 pm |

    How ’bout them Horns.

    Yikes.

  • Mike Engle | December 5, 2009 at 11:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”365231″][quote comment=”365228″]everything is going great so far, But Currently we are named the Uniwatch Bloggers (scary name I know) I am not totally satisfied with that name so If any one has team name suggestions that keep uniwatch in front lets hear em!

    The Uniwatch _________[/quote]

    The UniWatchmen?
    The UniWatchers?[/quote]
    The UniWatch Silversmiths. “Because gold is for suckers.” But if you go with that, you probably need silver helmets and pants. Should still look OK with the green and gold though.

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 11:32 pm |

    Well, the good news, no kickers were the goat. Bad news, the BCS didn’t get busted tonight.

    Now give the Heisman to that kid from Stanford.

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 11:34 pm |

    Just an observation. Big Ten’s gotta change something in their scheduling.

    What they hell was Illinois doing playing Fresno State this week? Same thing with Minnesota and South Dakota State late in season. This time of year affiliated teams should be playing in their conferences.

    Shouldn’t they?

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 11:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”365239″][quote comment=”365231″][quote comment=”365228″]everything is going great so far, But Currently we are named the Uniwatch Bloggers (scary name I know) I am not totally satisfied with that name so If any one has team name suggestions that keep uniwatch in front lets hear em!

    The Uniwatch _________[/quote]

    The UniWatchmen?
    The UniWatchers?[/quote]
    The UniWatch Silversmiths. “Because gold is for suckers.” But if you go with that, you probably need silver helmets and pants. Should still look OK with the green and gold though.[/quote]

    Though maroon/burgundy was the UW third color.

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 11:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”365242″][quote comment=”365239″][quote comment=”365231″][quote comment=”365228″]everything is going great so far, But Currently we are named the Uniwatch Bloggers (scary name I know) I am not totally satisfied with that name so If any one has team name suggestions that keep uniwatch in front lets hear em!

    The Uniwatch _________[/quote]

    The UniWatchmen?
    The UniWatchers?[/quote]
    The UniWatch Silversmiths. “Because gold is for suckers.” But if you go with that, you probably need silver helmets and pants. Should still look OK with the green and gold though.[/quote]

    Though maroon/burgundy was the UW third color.[/quote]

    How ’bout the UniWatch Maroons? Got a real old-school ring to it, especially if you’re from Pottsville.

  • Bob Loblaw | December 5, 2009 at 11:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”365233″]Back to UW football team. Wear Nikes, but doesn’t matter cuz tape covers everything.

    And, if you run out of players, I can probably still work out of the slot as a possession receiver. In that case, #89.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I was sure you’d go with spot bilts, Ricko.
    and hitops at that!

  • Bob Loblaw | December 5, 2009 at 11:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”365243″][quote comment=”365242″][quote comment=”365239″][quote comment=”365231″][quote comment=”365228″]everything is going great so far, But Currently we are named the Uniwatch Bloggers (scary name I know) I am not totally satisfied with that name so If any one has team name suggestions that keep uniwatch in front lets hear em!

    The Uniwatch _________[/quote]

    The UniWatchmen?
    The UniWatchers?[/quote]
    The UniWatch Silversmiths. “Because gold is for suckers.” But if you go with that, you probably need silver helmets and pants. Should still look OK with the green and gold though.[/quote]

    Though maroon/burgundy was the UW third color.[/quote]

    How ’bout the UniWatch Maroons? Got a real old-school ring to it, especially if you’re from Pottsville.[/quote]

    Someone was on about the Pottstown? Steamrollers the other day…. if we’re to adopt a pre 30’s NFL nickname… that’s an appealing one.

  • Ricko | December 5, 2009 at 11:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”365244″][quote comment=”365233″]Back to UW football team. Wear Nikes, but doesn’t matter cuz tape covers everything.

    And, if you run out of players, I can probably still work out of the slot as a possession receiver. In that case, #89.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I was sure you’d go with spot bilts, Ricko.
    and hitops at that![/quote]

    Never wore either. In my entire life. lol
    Riddells (with those white stirrups things) in high school, then Puma, Adidas, now Nike.

    —Ricko

  • Johnny O | December 5, 2009 at 11:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”365241″]Just an observation. Big Ten’s gotta change something in their scheduling.

    What they hell was Illinois doing playing Fresno State this week? Same thing with Minnesota and South Dakota State late in season. This time of year affiliated teams should be playing in their conferences.

    If you flip on The Deuce Ricko, you will see Sconnie playing their arch rivals Hawai’i.

    I don’t get it either. If you are not gonna have a championship, at least play each other, or have rivalry games.

    Shouldn’t they?

    —Ricko[/quote]

  • Johnny O | December 5, 2009 at 11:48 pm |

    If you flip on the Deuce, you will see Sconnie facing their arch rivals Hawai’i.

    Sheesh. I am with Ricko. Either have a Big 10 Championship, or at least play someone in your conference the last week of the schedule.

    P.S. Bucky in all whites, Hawai’i in their.. errr.. normal home set? At least the pre-game Haka was cool.

  • JimV19 | December 5, 2009 at 11:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”365245″][quote comment=”365243″][quote comment=”365242″][quote comment=”365239″][quote comment=”365231″][quote comment=”365228″]everything is going great so far, But Currently we are named the Uniwatch Bloggers (scary name I know) I am not totally satisfied with that name so If any one has team name suggestions that keep uniwatch in front lets hear em!

    The Uniwatch _________[/quote]

    The UniWatchmen?
    The UniWatchers?[/quote]
    The UniWatch Silversmiths. “Because gold is for suckers.” But if you go with that, you probably need silver helmets and pants. Should still look OK with the green and gold though.[/quote]

    Though maroon/burgundy was the UW third color.[/quote]

    How ’bout the UniWatch Maroons? Got a real old-school ring to it, especially if you’re from Pottsville.[/quote]

    Someone was on about the Pottstown? Steamrollers the other day…. if we’re to adopt a pre 30’s NFL nickname… that’s an appealing one.[/quote]

    Providence Steamrollers. Great name and great logo. The Maroons might fit our bunch, though.

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 12:06 am |

    get to work, vilk!

  • Ricko | December 6, 2009 at 12:07 am |

    Seriously, is there any doubt…

    The Uni Watch Nitpickers.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | December 6, 2009 at 12:09 am |

    Go Nits.

  • Chris | December 6, 2009 at 12:13 am |

    I’m on the Nits bandwagon!!

    What’s going to be the unpronounceable abbreviation to put on the jersey like ATL, PHX?

  • Jason | December 6, 2009 at 12:17 am |

    Ok, Just finished the Logo and Jerseys. I think the Nitpickers is what Ill go with for now (can always change it) as the team nickname. Ill post the final results tomorrow, and if I can get a camera to work I will be able to get screen shots of everyone on the team in action!

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 12:17 am |

    [quote comment=”365250″]get to work, vilk![/quote]

    Fine, I’ve waited long enough for you, Villanova…you just missed out on a shot at Top 5 immortality.

  • Ricko | December 6, 2009 at 12:25 am |

    [quote comment=”365253″]I’m on the Nits bandwagon!!

    What’s going to be the unpronounceable abbreviation to put on the jersey like ATL, PHX?[/quote]

    UNW?

  • Bob Loblaw | December 6, 2009 at 12:26 am |

    Everyone notice all the junk of the Ramblin’ Wreck’s jerseys tonight?

    Russell Athletic Logo
    acc patch
    acc championship patch & topped off w/ the
    silly Georgia Tech bumper.

    this is all heading toward the European Professional Hockey jerseys, isn’t it?

  • Chris | December 6, 2009 at 12:29 am |

    [quote comment=”365256″][quote comment=”365253″]I’m on the Nits bandwagon!!

    What’s going to be the unpronounceable abbreviation to put on the jersey like ATL, PHX?[/quote]

    UNW?[/quote]

    imo, either UNW (Uni Watch) or UWN (Uni Watch Nitpickers) not much else you can do but those two

  • Jason | December 6, 2009 at 12:29 am |

    Here is our team page, http://www.easportsw...

    The dynasty starts now!

  • Ricko | December 6, 2009 at 12:36 am |

    [quote comment=”365259″]Here is our team page, http://www.easportsw...

    The dynasty starts now![/quote]

    Hey! I’m a freshman.
    Cool.

  • Patrick in MI | December 6, 2009 at 12:38 am |

    Probably too late for the uniwatch crowd but…my girlfriend was telling me about the San Jose Sharks wearing a Xmas themed jersey in warmups tonight. Still looking for pix, probably update in the morning if I find any.

  • Patrick in MI | December 6, 2009 at 12:47 am |

    [quote comment=”365259″]Here is our team page, http://www.easportsw...

    The dynasty starts now![/quote]

    You should use the Brannock device as a helmet logo.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 12:54 am |

    [quote comment=”365260″][quote comment=”365259″]Here is our team page, http://www.easportsw...

    The dynasty starts now![/quote]

    Hey! I’m a freshman.
    Cool.[/quote]

    That would make me a grade-schooler, and Mike Engle a glint in the milkman’s eye…

    By the way, can you post photos? Phil and I can’t see.

  • Jason | December 6, 2009 at 12:56 am |

    Ill try to get some with my laptop webcam…probably not best quality though. Gimme 5

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 1:00 am |

    [quote comment=”365255″][quote comment=”365250″]get to work, vilk![/quote]

    Fine, I’ve waited long enough for you, Villanova…you just missed out on a shot at Top 5 immortality.[/quote]

    Oooh, ‘Nova just got a last-second reprieve. All those who were afraid I’d include Cincy/Pitt can breathe easy now. Watching the replay of UNH/’Nova and lovin’ it. Just need some sleigh bells to go with the video.

  • Jason | December 6, 2009 at 1:08 am |

    Logo at midfield and Vilk with the inaugural kickoff!

    http://www.flickr.co...

  • Jason | December 6, 2009 at 1:17 am |

    Mike Engle Making a tackle.

    Hey Jim is this going to make top 5? (other team is LSU if you cant see it on my tv, sorry lol)

    http://www.flickr.co...

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 1:30 am |

    [quote comment=”365267″]Mike Engle Making a tackle.

    Hey Jim is this going to make top 5? (other team is LSU if you cant see it on my tv, sorry lol)

    http://www.flickr.co...

    tackle?

    looks like he’s about to get pile driven

  • Mike Engle | December 6, 2009 at 1:46 am |

    [quote comment=”365268″][quote comment=”365267″]Mike Engle Making a tackle.

    Hey Jim is this going to make top 5? (other team is LSU if you cant see it on my tv, sorry lol)

    http://www.flickr.co...

    tackle?

    looks like he’s about to get pile driven[/quote]
    Critique of our jerseys
    I don’t like any of the “alternate” looks. Not that the standards are perfect (keep reading), but the alternates are much worse.
    If the UW logo is green and gold, then the helmet should be neither. White would be good. I do like the helmet stripe though. Has all of the colors. Good.
    The rest of the uniform just needs some token burgundy to tie in with the helmet.
    Can the UW logo go on the left shoulder instead, a la current Jets and Steelers? That would look better.
    Striped socks would be awesome. And appropriate. Because we are Uni Watch.

  • Jason | December 6, 2009 at 1:50 am |

    [quote comment=”365269″][quote comment=”365268″][quote comment=”365267″]Mike Engle Making a tackle.

    Hey Jim is this going to make top 5? (other team is LSU if you cant see it on my tv, sorry lol)

    http://www.flickr.co...

    tackle?

    looks like he’s about to get pile driven[/quote]
    Critique of our jerseys
    I don’t like any of the “alternate” looks. Not that the standards are perfect (keep reading), but the alternates are much worse.
    If the UW logo is green and gold, then the helmet should be neither. White would be good. I do like the helmet stripe though. Has all of the colors. Good.
    The rest of the uniform just needs some token burgundy to tie in with the helmet.
    Can the UW logo go on the left shoulder instead, a la current Jets and Steelers? That would look better.
    Striped socks would be awesome. And appropriate. Because we are Uni Watch.[/quote]

    Appreciate your ideas, many of them are solid. I will make those changes as soon as I can. They dont let me make changes to the socks its just plain white or black so even though its boring its just what we have.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 2:03 am |

    [quote comment=”365266″]Logo at midfield and Vilk with the inaugural kickoff!

    http://www.flickr.co...

    With shoulder loops, too! I love it. Thanks.

  • Nick | December 6, 2009 at 2:06 am |

    [quote comment=”365101″]A very strange night in Louisiana last night, where many of the semifinal games in the high school football playoffs were played in sleet and snow. And in one game, John Curtis (a private school which is a juggernaut in football; they’re the subject of the fine book “Hurricane Season,” dealing with the 2005 Joe McKnight-led team) wore red uniforms in the first half and blue uniforms in the second:

    http://www.wwltv.com...

    That is John Curtis. They are seemingly prepared for everything and anything, and in what was a very miserable football-weatherevening, by any standard much less Louisiana’s snow-once-every-five-years, it doesn’t surprise me that their staff had two sets of unis ready to change into at the half.

    I have attended MANY of their games, They do not really have a home staduim, and play at 3-4 different local fields. Their sideline organization exceeds many NFL teams, with offense, defense and special team sections, benches, blackboards, etc. It is really something for a football fan to behold.

    They run the Houston Veer offense now as they have done sibce the mid-1970’s. When they LOSE any game, it is an event in Louisiana.

    John Curtis High School is pretty much the epitome of a successful footbal program in Louisiana. The program was built up from nothing by the current coach – they were winless in 1974 (the current coach’s first year) and won the first of their 17 or 18 state championships in 1977. For years I was jealous of them and could not appreciate their success, as I get older I realize more and more each year that they desreve my and every fans’ respect.

    Little details like allowing your kids to change into dry unis on the most miserable night that they have ever played in certainly reveals an attention to detail that makes you unsderstand why they are successful.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 2:08 am |

    [quote comment=”365267″]Mike Engle Making a tackle.

    Hey Jim is this going to make top 5? (other team is LSU if you cant see it on my tv, sorry lol)

    http://www.flickr.co...

    I saw this after I sent it in, but that would have been a good idea!

  • Nick | December 6, 2009 at 2:11 am |

    [quote comment=”365113″][quote comment=”365111″]Cincy Bearcats are taking on the Pitt Panthers at Heinz Field. A light snow is falling now. Hope it keeps up, as that could help increase the chances of this game being a Top-Fiver. Not a big fan of Cincy’s unis, but black looks great in the snow. Go Panthers, and c’mon, snow![/quote]

    Cincy’s AWFUL pants with the kitty cat scratch marks make this game an IMPOSSIBLE top-fiver. Old school Cincy duds would’ve given it a chance, but their nu skool kits are ridiculous.[/quote]

    Well … at least they do not wear those cookie-cutter “Tiger Paws” on their unis that every single Tigers, Cats, etc. team wore from the 1970s-onward and are still worn by Clemson.

    Their must have been 60 High Schols at once wearing those in Louisiana at the same time in the 1980s and 1990s. Thank God that has somewhat subsided.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 2:17 am |

    [quote comment=”365274″][quote comment=”365113″][quote comment=”365111″]Cincy Bearcats are taking on the Pitt Panthers at Heinz Field. A light snow is falling now. Hope it keeps up, as that could help increase the chances of this game being a Top-Fiver. Not a big fan of Cincy’s unis, but black looks great in the snow. Go Panthers, and c’mon, snow![/quote]

    Cincy’s AWFUL pants with the kitty cat scratch marks make this game an IMPOSSIBLE top-fiver. Old school Cincy duds would’ve given it a chance, but their nu skool kits are ridiculous.[/quote]

    Well … at least they do not wear those cookie-cutter “Tiger Paws” on their unis that every single Tigers, Cats, etc. team wore from the 1970s-onward and are still worn by Clemson.

    Their must have been 60 High Schols at once wearing those in Louisiana at the same time in the 1980s and 1990s. Thank God that has somewhat subsided.[/quote]

    That matchup just missed my Top 5. I gotta say Cincy’s grown on me this year. As you said, the logo’s not the same old paw print, and while the claw marks are a bit out there, at least they’re not goofy stripes for goofy stripes’ sake.

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 2:21 am |

    [quote comment=”365275″]That matchup just missed my Top 5.[/quote]

    yeah, that’s a shame

    too bad it would have been vetoed anyway

  • Chris | December 6, 2009 at 3:19 am |

    I get the feeling that if Cincinnati was a Nike school less people would like their look.

    IMHO, they are just as gimmicky as Oregon, except they don’t have a swoosh.

  • Ricko | December 6, 2009 at 3:12 pm |

    re: White over white.

    A team conceives its home uni. Sometimes that’s a dark helmet and matching jersey (Bears, Vikings, Chiefs, Oklahoma, Alabama, Michigan State and many others, for example).

    Rules says they also must have to have a white jersey. If that’s all they choose to alter for the road version, that’s their call.

    And, for more years than many here have been alive, I think, that’s what the majority of teams decided to do…change only the jersey for road games. If anything, they’d add MORE white by going to white pants (see Redskins and Giants, for ex., in the ’50s). For years in the pros, only the Chicago Cardinals flipslopped jersey and pants colors for road games. Vikings and Chiefs, to name two, later adopted the plan, after Cards had dropped it.

    Alternate road pants are no more traditional than teeny tiny sleeves,nor should they be either forbidden or encouraged. They’re a recent development, a current style/trend. Not a bad thing, but certainly not something that every single team “ought” to do.

    When you’ve piled up probably thousands of games you’ve seen either on TV or in photos, a dark helmet with all white is an absolutely, positively normal, common and acceptable approach to a road uni.

    —Ricko