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The Last Train to Clarksville (Pt. IV)

Westfield, Ed-LogoBy Phil Hecken

And, finally, today we visit the last round of entries for the “Design-A-Uniform” contest for the Clarksville Wildcats. As with the previous three rounds, we have another outstanding set today. The last two entries, you will notice, are not in alphabetical order — one was received last weekend (as the first entries were being run) and the other was my fault, as I had received the entry but neglected to post it in proper order. So, those two will appear at the end of this entry. I believe I was able to upload every single entry sent my way, but if you sent me something that DID NOT appear, please contact me with your submission and I’ll make sure it gets to Coach Walls (and I’ll run it in a future column). So, lets take a look-see at the final entries:

Dylan Visvikis: submission

First and foremost, thank you for considering my submission.

I used the Rawlings Uniform Builder and took some screenshots.

This uni set is designed for a classic high school look with a modern twist–the “cougar head” logo, featured on the shoulder sleeves of the Home Whites, Road Grays, Blackouts, and the CHS Purples. It is featured on the chest of the Gold Alternates. The logo is outfitted with two of the five team colors, each depending on its surrounding jersey.

Home Whites: Self-explanatory.

Road Grays: Again, self-explanatory.

The “Blackout” Alternate Uniform: Can be paired with the pictured white pants or the Alternate Black Pants. This uni is for night games.

TWO ALTERNATE UNI OPTIONS:

Gold Alternates: The logo-centric option, can also be paired with alternate black pants.

CHS Purple Alts: The CHS option.

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Adam Walter: submission

Phil,

Amateurish at best…but actually kinda happy how they turned out.

I attached both the new logo as well as the uniform line-up (both in .jpg form). Have a good one.

Adam Walter

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Daniel Washburn: submission

I am far too lazy to come up with a complete uni set, but here is a black alt vest set that I put together quick with what was floating around in my head while reading about it. The idea is that the paw is scratching through the vest to show the undershirt. With the pants I wanted to continue that theme by purchasing black pants and then cutting the stripe with a knife. Don’t hem the edges, so they have a frayed look, and then sew a strip of yellow inside the pants. That is my outside of the box part.

20 years with the Cubs hat logo? Time to give the Good Guys their due.

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Geoffrey Waterman: submission

Hey!

I might have a few more (like an away or something) on the way, but here’s what I have so far.

Two versions of home uniforms, and a logo in three colors that could go on a hat. Thanks! Take care!

Sincerely,

Geoffrey Waterman

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Michael Watson: submission

For Clarksville High. First time trying this, only have sorry MS Paint to work with… this was fun.

Michael Watson

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Ed Westfield: submission

Phil,

My submissions for Clarksville HS baseball

Thanks!

-Ed

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Mark Wilkes: submission

Here are my contributions to the contest.

Same interlocking logo design for CHS applied to two different uni sets with and withough gold outline. Did not use the Cubs “C” – why copy, be original! Same cap for both sets as I felt the two tone cap was needed to get some of the gold in and balance the purple.

CHSa – more traditional, minimalist approach to uni. Exception would be the use of yellow sanitary socks to add color/contrast and balance use of gold in cap (only works if the players show their stirrups of course)

CHSb – more contemporary without being over the top. Uses CHS logo with gold outline to help balance stronger use of purple on sleeves.

Thanks for the opportunity to contribute. I would welcome other opportunities like this (even if it means “devaluing” the design profession – which I am in).

Mark Wilkes

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Wesley Willis: submission

Dear Phil,

Here are my three submissions for the uniform contest. Today, I am presenting a home uniform (mostly gold and purple), an away uniform (mostly white and gold), and an alternate (black and gold with purple pinstripes). I hope the UniWatch community likes what I have to show them, and I thank you and all involved for your consideration.

Warmly,
Wes

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Vinny Bove: submission

Here’s my Clarksville uniform submission. Purple and yellow (that’s right, Packer and Steeler fans, it’s ‘yellow,’ not ‘gold’) are notoriously difficult colors to work with, and it was a challenge to come up with something that was both new and classic. In the end, I created a few different versions of the main logo (including a ‘CHS’ version), as well as two different versions of both the home and away unis.

The ‘C-cat’ logo is based off of the actual Chicago Cubs ‘C.’ I traced it, then added all the cat elements on top.”

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Joe DeAngelis: submission

Hello Phil,

My designs have hints of classic uniforms (NYY & LAD) and a modern looking alternate vest jersey that I think would look great over a black T-shirt. The alternate cap is black based featuring a “wildcats” claw as a secondary logo.

Thank You
Joe DeAngelis

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Well, that’s the final round of the Clarksville Design-A-Uniform contest. And a great bunch of submissions on which to end the weekend. As with the other three batches, please let the artists know what you think, and give them all a standing round of applause for their efforts!

As I had previously mentioned, now Coach Walls will review all the submissions, and I believe he’ll be narrowing down his (and his team’s) favorites in both the caps and the uniforms, which we’ll then put to a non-binding vote of the readership. Each and every one of them has been outstanding in its own right. If by some chance (and knowing me, it’s a decent chance) you sent me a submission and I didn’t include it, please send it to me again (a couple of the submissions actually got sent to my spam folder, and while I do check it to make sure there isn’t spam in there, it’s also possible one or two got through that i just missed). I’ll make sure Coach Walls sees them and I’ll include your design(s) in a future column. If you didn’t send me your design, the contest is officially closed, but I expect we’ll have another contest in the future.

Thanks again to everyone who participated! This turned out to be a LOT of work for me, but it was indeed a labor of love. The designs presented in the past two weeks lend me to believe that contests such as this do NOT devalue the work of true graphic designers, but they better stay on their toes, right? Great stuff all.

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benchies headerNice, fresh, new color Benchies today. And the author himself to set it up. Here’s the Rick:

“Always good the learn new things, right? Never too old to be a jock, right? Grab life like it’s a flask of Peppermint Schnapps and take a big ol’ hit on it…”

Thanks Ricko. Enjoy your Sunday Benchies.

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stillers white helmetUW stalwart Ryan Connelly, whom you may remember more for his DIY failures than his DIY successes, is busy with more projects. He recently made a cameo appearance at Sheep Station in Brooklyn, and shot me an E-mail updating me on his newest “project” — a “Uni Watch wall.” What’s that you say? I’ll let Ryan explain:

My dining room wall is being taken over by UniWatch…

I framed my Pittsburgh sports mash-up, my Swisshelm Express logo, and my Invaders disaster. (Closeups can be seen here and here.) The framing turned out better than i thought it would…

Great stuff. Now, if you read the second article (and I know you did), you’ll also remember that Ryan had painted his family’s shed to look like an old Mail Pouch barn. Well, RyCo just finished his latest mail pouch barn last month and sent along those pics for us to enjoy.

Thanks Buddy! Awesome job too. Keep up the DIY’ing.

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nfl uni tweaksMore uniform designs from the readership today. Some shorter descriptions, but the product is just a great as ever. If you would like to submit a uniform redesign for your team(s), please shoot me an E-mail and put in the subject line “Uniform Tweaks for (your team[s]”). Thanks.

Our first redesign today comes from Michael Weinbaum, who has a design concept for the Jags:

I’m a Jags fan (yes we exist) and I know you said you don’t like their new uniforms. I agree that there are a few problems with them, but I think that the road look is much worse off than the home look. You can barely see the thin stripe on the black pants, and the teal borders on the names and numbers never shows up, not even with hi-def TV. With that said, the Jaguars will be wearing black numbers with a teal border on the road for the next 5 years. For the next 5 years, the road jersey will have a thin snakey-thing so the road pants might as well have it too. So what minor change can be made to make this uniform ‘pop’ in a good way, both on TV and in person? See attached picture.

I believe that black pants are always going to look terrible, and I note that the Saints no longer wear them and the Ravens are phasing them out. There is a chance that teal pants might be a better look for the Jags, but that’s a thought for another day. One thing is for certain, as bad as black pants look in football, they look much much worse when mated to black-top socks. Thus my change. The Jags could start wearing these in a matter of weeks if they wanted too, whereas new jerseys will take 4 more years and new pants at least a year. Hope you like it, hope it earns a mention in your blog, hope they start wearing these after you publish this photo.

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Our next tweak comes from Ron Verrecchio, who has a simple solution for the Ravens:

Just a quick fix for the away uni. Changed the helmet stripes to match the new pants stripe.

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Next up is Mike Hass, who has a couple different suggestions for the Steelers:

A couple of days ago I sent you my suggestion for a team (the Steelers) that needs a Uni Tweak. I listed my problems with their current uni, and explained how I would fix them. After thinking about it awhile, I really wanted to see what the new uni would look like, so I just designed it myself. Since I was only tweaking the current uni, I was done after an hour or two. I’ve attached what I came up with, and you can do with it what you will. I think it’s a subtle change, but looks way better.

Just to recap the changes I made. Before (current) and After (new uniforms):

• Block style numbers replace the italic san serif numbers.
• Black outline removed from NOB.
• Yellow stripes with thin black outlines changed to solid yellow, black, and white stripes.
• Stripe pattern added to socks as well.
• White inner stripe added to ultra thick black stripe on pants.
• Yellow added to collar.

And that’s about it. Enjoy!

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Moving along, we have Emanuel Caros, who had some ideas for fixing the Browns:

Phil,

As a means of putting off studying for my law school finals, I figured that I would try and update the Cleveland Browns uniform like a few people did in your last post.

I found a mock-up of a Bowling Green uniform and used it as my basis, adding logos (which i’m sure everyone at uni-watch hates that there are 4 different logos on one uni, but I think since they’re small, they come out as cool little details as opposed to obnoxious), changing the colors, and elongating the shoulder stripes so that they wrap around the entire arm. The helmet logo is supposedly one that was made in 1965 but never used; it looks surprisingly modern to have been made so long ago. I also added matching stripes to the originally solid white socks.

I like a dark/light brown contrast so I wanted to mess around with that two-tone look that comes about when players sweat, a la North Carolina’s kit, but all my ideas seemed too cheesy (“BROWNS” appearing on the side panel). Also, in attempting to be as realistic as possible, I realize that it doesn’t say “Cleveland” anywhere, but I couldn’t find a place for it without compromising my values in regard to uniform designs (I hate tiny words under the neckline!) and so it probably looks a bit too “college football.”

Anyway, I hope you like the result. Have a good one.

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Today’s penultimate concept comes from David Sonny, who has some thoughts on how to redesign the Bengals:

Okay, so I did this a while back to show certain people that a return to the past is not always a bad thing. This is just a mix of the 80’s and late 90’s uniforms with a little modern twist. I only did one color, obviously the white would just be an inverted version as would an alternate orange, so I left it as is. The mock ups only take around 30-45 minutes, but why spend the time when people can use their imaginations?

And that is how I see the Bengals uniforms if they decided to go back to revisit the past.

Enjoy.

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And today’s last set of tweaks come from Mike Forman, who has a couple changes for the Bills and Eagles:

Tweaked the Bills logo by gimping that lame motion eyeball streaky thingy from the current one (here’s how it looks with a new uniform). Also removed a lot of unnecessary black from the Eagles duds. Thanks.

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scoreboardGuess The Game From The Scoreboard: Another reader submission today, this one comes from Brian Bennett, and it may be a doozy. That’s probably because you won’t find a link to it. But it does have a date, location and final score. Put on your thinking caps today, boys and girls, because this one may take some thinkin’. You can probably find something on the web that will indicate you got the game. Confused? 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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5 & 1a Our man in the street, Jim Vilk, brings you his “Top 5” Best and one WORST college football uni matchup from Saturday’s games:

A posthumous honorable mention to a matchup we won’t see anymore, Hofstra/Northeastern — Somewhere, Wayne Chrebet is shedding a tear and Dan Ross is looking down with a sense of melancholy.

5. New Hampshire/Villanova — ‘Nova looks good anytime, but throw in some snow and a decent opponent and you have a Top Fiver.

4. Oregon State/Oregon — Yeah, it’s from Thursday, but it was a really slow week.

3. Florida/Alabama— Would have been ranked higher with normal unis.

2. West Virginia/Rutgers — My color palette special of the day.

1. Texas/Nebraska — Pithy comments not needed — just look at them and enjoy.

And the WORST matchup: New Mexico State/Boise State — I’d love to see the Broncs bust the BCS…but not in these unis.

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godboyWhere’s Your Messiah Now? Well, it was a tough day for the Gators, falling 16-33 13-32 to Bama, to lose the SEC championship. This of course, sent my BCS predictions into a tizzy…couple that with frantic finishes from Cincy and Texas, and the whole kit-and-kaboodle almost went up in flames. Texas still isn’t a lock, but if not the Horns versus the Tide, then who? Horney Toads? Boise? Bearcats?

Nope. Gotta go with Texas, who IMHO got royally screwed out of a shot at the BCS last year, to meet Alabama. The rest of the bowls, kind of a crap shoot…anyway…the BCS predictions (they’ll be announced today at 8:00 pm EST on FOX) … check back then to see if I nailed ’em. Here goes:

BCS Championship: Alabama vs. Texas

Fiesta Bowl: TCU vs. Iowa

Rose Bowl: Ohio State vs. Oregon

Sugar Bowl: Florida vs. Boise State

Orange Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Georgia Tech

Tough calls this year…and I’ll probably be wrong…but those are my calls and I’m sticking with ’em. Feel free to disagree or make your own predictions below.

heismanAnd as for the Heisman, the three finalists will be announced Monday during the 6:00 showing of ESPN’s SportsCenter, so I’ll make my picks now as well. Did Timmy’s meltdown yesterday affect his chances? How about Coy’s last minute save and a beaut? What about that kid from Stanford? Or maybe that kid from ‘bama… I can’t see Tebow winning it again, but he’s still gonna be tough to leave out of the top 3. I thought at the beginning of the year Colt would win, and nothing he’s done this year has led me to change that. So, that’s two finalists. Who’s my third…hmmm.

Gonna go with these three: Tim Tebow, Florida; Colt McCoy, Texas; and … drumroll … Toby Gerhart, Stanford. Real tough to leave out Mark Ingram, especially after he showed Tim Tebow who’s his daddy in the SEC Championship. If anyone sneaks ahead of Tebow, Ingram’s it.

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OK, everyone, that’s it for today. Thanks to everyone who participated in the Clarksville Design-A-Uniform contest. Coach Walls will have some tough choices. I believe we’ll be doing a poll to have you, the readers, pick YOUR choice for the best uni and the best logo, next weekend, but that’s dependent upon Marc. No matter what, though, there will be a new uniform poll.

Special HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes to out to the man who brings you those polls, James T. Huening, who turns a year older today. Have a good one, JTH. Cheers.

Everyone have a Super Sunday.

 

249 comments to The Last Train to Clarksville (Pt. IV)

  • The Jeff | December 6, 2009 at 7:19 am |

    That C-cat logo in Vinny’s concept rocks. Not sure if I like it as part of the wordmark on the jersey, but the C logo on it’s own is great.

  • DJR | December 6, 2009 at 7:31 am |

    Was “Where’s Your Messiah now?” really necessary? Didn’t think so. Not the first time Uni Watch has disappointed me with such attempts at humor or attention-grabbing headlines…

  • NSBJohn | December 6, 2009 at 7:45 am |

    Is this the game from the scoreboard?
    http://filmjournal.n...

  • ChoCho McGoo | December 6, 2009 at 8:09 am |

    Question 1 – Are the Clarkesville Wildcats actually wildcats or are they just human beings dressed up as wildcats?

    Question 2 – If they are actually wildcats, are they felis silvestris silvestris, ornato, cafra, lybica, or bieti?

    Question 3 – Are the cats in question actually gold and purple? I can imagine the yellow but can’t help but thinking the purple is actually a shade of red or black.

    Thank you in advance for all of your hard work in answering these important questions. Stay blessed.

  • Andrew E. Levitt | December 6, 2009 at 8:26 am |

    Meh, I like the headline. Really tired of athletes wearing Chistiandom on their sleeves.

    Meanwhile, I’m totally boggled with that GTG. To my knowledge that’s not a scoreboard from Shea, nor the Polo Grounds. This is going to puzzle me for hours dammit.

  • Rangersfan95 | December 6, 2009 at 8:31 am |

    Two Things:
    1. The redone Bills logo reminds me of our good old friend the Buffaslug
    2. Shouldn’t C.J. Spiller get some love (and some hardware)?

  • The Jeff | December 6, 2009 at 8:32 am |

    [quote comment=”365281″]Question 1 – Are the Clarkesville Wildcats actually wildcats or are they just human beings dressed up as wildcats?

    Question 2 – If they are actually wildcats, are they felis silvestris silvestris, ornato, cafra, lybica, or bieti?

    Question 3 – Are the cats in question actually gold and purple? I can imagine the yellow but can’t help but thinking the purple is actually a shade of red or black.

    I think they’re closer to felis cartoonus topcaticus, and the purple is more of an accessory.

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    Thank you in advance for all of your hard work in answering these important questions. Stay blessed.[/quote]

  • Filthy McNasty | December 6, 2009 at 8:43 am |

    “gimping that lame motion eyeball streaky thingy”

    No way, the motion line, and the Bills logo is fantastic.

    If I were the Bills owner I’d have that on the white helmets worn with the throwback duds. Worst to first in uni rankings immediately.

  • Carl | December 6, 2009 at 8:46 am |

    In which Paul’s head explodes…

    The D-III football playoff will have three of four teams wearing purple, although it’s too bad St. Thomas didn’t upset Linfield – nice helmets for those boys.

  • MEMAL | December 6, 2009 at 8:51 am |

    Mike Forman: Wow, I guess I never realized just how much black must be on the Eagles uniforms! A nice little detail alteration that really made a surprisingly big difference! Nice touch.

  • timmy b | December 6, 2009 at 8:52 am |

    Sorry didn’t get to post yesterday, but glory be, that Riders fan on yesterday’s UW was piping HOT!!!!

    And her uniform was nice also.

  • Rob Ullman | December 6, 2009 at 8:57 am |

    [quote comment=”365282″]Meh, I like the headline. Really tired of athletes wearing Chistiandom on their sleeves.[/quote]

    Agreed. If they’re gonna make such big theatrics about it, a little ribbing is fair game.

    Beauty stuff by RyCo. I’m gonna have to talk him into either traveling to Richmond or letting me steal his idea when our new outbuilding goes up next spring.

  • Ben | December 6, 2009 at 9:24 am |

    I blame Florida’s lost to their ill-timed mix ‘n match white out.

  • Hibbsy | December 6, 2009 at 9:31 am |

    [quote comment=”365279″]Was “Where’s Your Messiah now?” really necessary? Didn’t think so. Not the first time Uni Watch has disappointed me with such attempts at humor or attention-grabbing headlines…[/quote]
    Shouldn’t you be at church?

  • Tim F | December 6, 2009 at 9:51 am |

    David, those Bengals uniforms are exactly what I want to see in the next revision. Nice!

  • Ricko | December 6, 2009 at 9:52 am |

    “Hey, Notre Dame, where’s your Holy Mother now?”

    Is that an okay line?

    (Just askin’)

    By all accounts, Tebow is a pretty amazing young man. Do some athletes lead with their faith a bit too much? Of course they do. But with people such as he and Kurt Warner you get the feeling they really do base their life around their beliefs.

    As opposed the obligatory “First of all, I give thanks to Jesus” Sunday school response so many others seem to parrot out, because they think it’s what they’re supposed to say, when a sideline reporter shoves a microphone in their face.

    I sincerely doubt Tebow thought his God had forsaken him yesterday. More like, “I’m not used to losing. It hurts.” And that, folks, is an sensation that has nothing to do with anyone’s religious beliefs.

    —Ricko

  • leon | December 6, 2009 at 9:57 am |

    JimV:
    I’m only getting a top 4 on my screen and no “worst”: perhaps user error. Anyway, I wanted to mention Clemson/GaTech, not as no. 1, but as pleasing nonetheless. I know it involves a mono-orange, but the two unis complemented each other, IMO. Also, any game played in the snow yesterday was good, despite Cincinnati and So. Ill. As for worst, has to be Boise St. The photos look OK, but the mono blue against blue smerfturf is hard on the rods and cones. Unfortunately the Yellow S-storm is done for the year, or I’m sure they wuld have contended for this honor.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”365294″]JimV:
    I’m only getting a top 4 on my screen and no “worst”: perhaps user error. Anyway, I wanted to mention Clemson/GaTech, not as no. 1, but as pleasing nonetheless. I know it involves a mono-orange, but the two unis complemented each other, IMO. Also, any game played in the snow yesterday was good, despite Cincinnati and So. Ill. As for worst, has to be Boise St. The photos look OK, but the mono blue against blue smerfturf is hard on the rods and cones. Unfortunately the Yellow S-storm is done for the year, or I’m sure they wuld have contended for this honor.[/quote]

    Well, you’re right about the worst one. I had BSU for the worst, and the Big 12 game for the best. I’m sure that will be fixed soon.

  • Buster McDouglas | December 6, 2009 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”365293″]”Hey, Notre Dame, where’s your Holy Mother now?”

    Is that an okay line?

    (Just askin’)

    By all accounts, Tebow is a pretty amazing young man. Do some athletes lead with their faith a bit too much? Of course they do. But with people such as he and Kurt Warner you get the feeling they really do base their life around their beliefs.

    As opposed the obligatory “First of all, I give thanks to Jesus” Sunday school response so many others seem to parrot out, because they think it’s what they’re supposed to say, when a sideline reporter shoves a microphone in their face.

    I sincerely doubt Tebow thought his God had forsaken him yesterday. More like, “I’m not used to losing. It hurts.” And that, folks, is an sensation that has nothing to do with anyone’s religious beliefs.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Whenever I see an athlete doing something like wearing a Bible verse on his eye black I ask myself what would people do if another young man decided to wear his beliefs on his sleeve. I’m thinking something like “Hoes” under one eye and “Booze” under the other. Or mabye “L. Ron” and “Hubbard.” My guess is a lot of people would go ape shit. The Ohio State QB got a lot of flack, probably rightfully so, for dedicating one of his eye blacks to Michael Vick earlier in the season and was given the cease and desist treatment by Tressel. When you’ve got such double standards in place people need to ask themselves if an action is simply harmless goodness or whether it is reinforcing some status quo that can, maybe even unintentionally, do harm (physical, psychological, or emotional) to others. Tim seems to be a decent young man but he’s also clearly a proselytizer in a country that supports his beliefs but is not nearly so accommodating of the beliefs of others.

  • leon | December 6, 2009 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”365296″][quote comment=”365293″]”Hey, Notre Dame, where’s your Holy Mother now?”

    Is that an okay line?

    (Just askin’)

    By all accounts, Tebow is a pretty amazing young man. Do some athletes lead with their faith a bit too much? Of course they do. But with people such as he and Kurt Warner you get the feeling they really do base their life around their beliefs.

    As opposed the obligatory “First of all, I give thanks to Jesus” Sunday school response so many others seem to parrot out, because they think it’s what they’re supposed to say, when a sideline reporter shoves a microphone in their face.

    I sincerely doubt Tebow thought his God had forsaken him yesterday. More like, “I’m not used to losing. It hurts.” And that, folks, is an sensation that has nothing to do with anyone’s religious beliefs.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Whenever I see an athlete doing something like wearing a Bible verse on his eye black I ask myself what would people do if another young man decided to wear his beliefs on his sleeve. I’m thinking something like “Hoes” under one eye and “Booze” under the other. Or mabye “L. Ron” and “Hubbard.” My guess is a lot of people would go ape shit. The Ohio State QB got a lot of flack, probably rightfully so, for dedicating one of his eye blacks to Michael Vick earlier in the season and was given the cease and desist treatment by Tressel. When you’ve got such double standards in place people need to ask themselves if an action is simply harmless goodness or whether it is reinforcing some status quo that can, maybe even unintentionally, do harm (physical, psychological, or emotional) to others. Tim seems to be a decent young man but he’s also clearly a proselytizer in a country that supports his beliefs but is not nearly so accommodating of the beliefs of others.[/quote]

    Amen.

  • Ricko | December 6, 2009 at 10:40 am |

    No argument here on that principle. But it’s sort of a different one. To me, religion should be kept out of the “workplace” and that’s what these teams are for these kids, and these pro athletes.

    The fault lies not with the players who expresses themselves if such expressions are permitted. The fault lies with the coach who doesn’t say, gently and in private, “Not here. Politics and religion are not to be involved here. The focus is football and you getting your education.”

    But, as long as eyeblack evidently is considered a protected form of speech (which it most certainly is not, I would think), can’t fault the player.

    Know what, just maybe all this farting around with “football costumes” isn’t helping, either. Kids don’t get that the uniform is something to wear proudly, with standards to be upheld. Not something that gets “boring” and “I should get to wear something different once in a while. Maybe black?”

    Nike obviously doesn’t get that, either. Or they do, and have decided to cast it aside for their own motives.

    Heaven forbid we should have any standards to uphold. What kind of society would we be if one of our primary concerns wasn’t to alleviate potential boredom for 20-year-old being given a free education.

    Chaos, it would be, just chaos.

    On a side (and somewhat related) note. The operation in Afghanistan is called “Operation: Cobra’s Revenge”?

    Huh? Military operations with Video Game names? Oh, puh-leeze.

    —Ricko

  • Frank from B-More | December 6, 2009 at 10:42 am |

    The slight adjustment to the Ravens helmet and black pants is just what the Dr ordered. Makes the uni a bit more traditional without forcing fans to have to buy a new jersey. As long as the white pants have the same stripe adjustment, I am in. Great job. BTW the Eagles look 100% better without the black.

  • DenverGregg | December 6, 2009 at 10:46 am |

    Great Bengals concept by David Sonny!

    Hoping that UF’s performance yesterday will lead to the retirement of their oh-so-cheesy white helmet.

  • Tom Farley | December 6, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”365280″]Is this the game from the scoreboard?
    http://filmjournal.n...

    Yeah, the craziest thing happened in the bottom of the ninth … :-)

    Maybe the best movie soundtrack ever. Not too many others give me chills just thinking about the music.

  • mmwatkin | December 6, 2009 at 11:03 am |
  • Ricko | December 6, 2009 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”365301″][quote comment=”365280″]Is this the game from the scoreboard?
    http://filmjournal.n...

    Yeah, the craziest thing happened in the bottom of the ninth … :-)

    Maybe the best movie soundtrack ever. Not too many others give me chills just thinking about the music.[/quote]

    Here’s a good related Super Trivia question:
    Who was the losing pitcher in that game, first AND last name?
    (Hint: only the radio broadcaster says it).

    —Ricko

  • Dan King | December 6, 2009 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”365293″]”Hey, Notre Dame, where’s your Holy Mother now?”

    Is that an okay line?

    (Just askin’)

    By all accounts, Tebow is a pretty amazing young man. Do some athletes lead with their faith a bit too much? Of course they do. But with people such as he and Kurt Warner you get the feeling they really do base their life around their beliefs.

    As opposed the obligatory “First of all, I give thanks to Jesus” Sunday school response so many others seem to parrot out, because they think it’s what they’re supposed to say, when a sideline reporter shoves a microphone in their face.

    I sincerely doubt Tebow thought his God had forsaken him yesterday. More like, “I’m not used to losing. It hurts.” And that, folks, is an sensation that has nothing to do with anyone’s religious beliefs.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    as a ND fan, yep its an ok line ;)

    as for tebow, regardless of beliefs, it was kind of funny to watch him holding back tears. for someone that has sculpted an image, whether by choice or by the media, that they are infallible and with a nickname like superman they deserve to be laughed at or ribbed every once in awhile. for those that can’t stand him (count me in that group) we’ve been waiting a long time for this day. its the same thing for people that don’t like tiger woods or mj when they were finally pulled off of their pedestal. just because hes still in college doesn’t mean he gets a free pass.

  • mike 2 | December 6, 2009 at 11:46 am |

    I’m not a particularly religious person, but I’ve always thought there was some pretty good advice in Matthew 6:1-6. The part that starts “Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by them”.

  • mike 2 | December 6, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”365303″][quote comment=”365301″][quote comment=”365280″]Is this the game from the scoreboard?
    http://filmjournal.n...

    Yeah, the craziest thing happened in the bottom of the ninth … :-)

    Maybe the best movie soundtrack ever. Not too many others give me chills just thinking about the music.[/quote]

    Here’s a good related Super Trivia question:
    Who was the losing pitcher in that game, first AND last name?
    (Hint: only the radio broadcaster says it).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Assuming you mean the pitcher who gave up the home run, its John Rhodes. I can’t remember if he was the losing pitcher or if the starter took the loss.

    (Also assuming you mean the movie version, as opposed to the book version in which the Knights lose)

  • Paul Lukas | December 6, 2009 at 11:55 am |

    Pretty simple: If an atheist athlete (and there are certainly plenty of them) wore eye black with “There Is” and “No God,” everyone would have a conniption. And with good reason — that is basically a “Look at me!” statement, putting your own agenda ahead of the team and the game. And let’s not even get started with what would happen if a pagan or Wiccan player wore a statement of faith.

    None of this belongs on the field. Tebow’s eye black is no different.

  • mike 2 | December 6, 2009 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”365307″]Pretty simple: If an atheist athlete (and there are certainly plenty of them) wore eye black with “There Is” and “No God,” everyone would have a conniption. And with good reason — that is basically a “Look at me!” statement, putting your own agenda ahead of the team and the game. And let’s not even get started with what would happen if a pagan or Wiccan player wore a statement of faith.

    None of this belongs on the field. Tebow’s eye black is no different.[/quote]

    Its already happening, with the atheist bus campaign:

    http://www.cbc.ca/ca...

    “There’s probably no God, so stop worrying and enjoy your life” = conniptions”

  • TC Mark | December 6, 2009 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”365307″]Pretty simple: If an atheist athlete (and there are certainly plenty of them) wore eye black with “There Is” and “No God,” everyone would have a conniption. And with good reason — that is basically a “Look at me!” statement, putting your own agenda ahead of the team and the game. And let’s not even get started with what would happen if a pagan or Wiccan player wore a statement of faith.

    None of this belongs on the field. Tebow’s eye black is no different.[/quote]

    Agree 100%. Let’s call it “separation of church and field/court”.

  • Joseph Skiba | December 6, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    I just didn’t get the Florida uni yesterday…Big game, classic uni rivalry and they come out in that???

  • Buster McDouglas | December 6, 2009 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”365307″]Pretty simple: If an atheist athlete (and there are certainly plenty of them) wore eye black with “There Is” and “No God,” everyone would have a conniption. And with good reason — that is basically a “Look at me!” statement, putting your own agenda ahead of the team and the game. And let’s not even get started with what would happen if a pagan or Wiccan player wore a statement of faith.

    None of this belongs on the field. Tebow’s eye black is no different.[/quote]

    Anyone who made it to Ben Hill Griffin this season knows too that thousands of fans wear eye black with Bible verses under their eyes to the games. I don’t know if this is organized by a student group or not but one can easily see how this “in group” marker can turn into a boss holding an “optional” prayer at his office or sending out devotionals just as FYI. The pressure to join in would be immense. Such is the danger of showing “pride” in ones belief when one just so happens to be in a position of power. The line between freedom of speech and material/psychological compulsion to step in line can easily be blurred. Were he an atheist questioning the status quo I’d look upon the actions a little differently. That would be protesting the dominant discourse something like the black gloves at the Mexico Olympics. Recent polls suggest that more than half of Americans would not vote for an atheist president even if (s)he held all of their policy positions and was best qualified. Confronting that kind of bigotry through sport has a noble history. I don’t think Christians in this country face similar persecution.

  • Paul Lukas | December 6, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”365308″][quote comment=”365307″]Pretty simple: If an atheist athlete (and there are certainly plenty of them) wore eye black with “There Is” and “No God,” everyone would have a conniption. And with good reason — that is basically a “Look at me!” statement, putting your own agenda ahead of the team and the game. And let’s not even get started with what would happen if a pagan or Wiccan player wore a statement of faith.

    None of this belongs on the field. Tebow’s eye black is no different.[/quote]

    Its already happening, with the atheist bus campaign:

    http://www.cbc.ca/ca...

    “There’s probably no God, so stop worrying and enjoy your life” = conniptions”[/quote]

    Poor analogy. A billboard on a bus is SUPPOSED to be used to advance specific agendas (whether to sell a product, promote a cause, or whatever). You can argue as to whether public transport should have billboards to begin with, but that’s a separate issue. Once you allow advertising in a given space, you open yourself up to all sorts of content.

    But no content at all belongs on eye black.

  • IowaAnt | December 6, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    Best Bengals re-design I have seen so far, so easy and classy.

    Has anyone ever sent any of the re-design ideas to the actual teams? If so, did any of them respond in anyway?

  • mike 2 | December 6, 2009 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”365312″][quote comment=”365308″][quote comment=”365307″]Pretty simple: If an atheist athlete (and there are certainly plenty of them) wore eye black with “There Is” and “No God,” everyone would have a conniption. And with good reason — that is basically a “Look at me!” statement, putting your own agenda ahead of the team and the game. And let’s not even get started with what would happen if a pagan or Wiccan player wore a statement of faith.

    None of this belongs on the field. Tebow’s eye black is no different.[/quote]

    Its already happening, with the atheist bus campaign:

    http://www.cbc.ca/ca...

    “There’s probably no God, so stop worrying and enjoy your life” = conniptions”[/quote]

    Poor analogy. A billboard on a bus is SUPPOSED to be used to advance specific agendas (whether to sell a product, promote a cause, or whatever). You can argue as to whether public transport should have billboards to begin with, but that’s a separate issue. Once you allow advertising in a given space, you open yourself up to all sorts of content.

    But no content at all belongs on eye black.[/quote]

    Not meant to be an analogy, just an example of what happens when someone expresses support for atheism or agnosticism in public.

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”365294″]JimV:
    I’m only getting a top 4 on my screen and no “worst”: perhaps user error. Anyway, I wanted to mention Clemson/GaTech, not as no. 1, but as pleasing nonetheless. I know it involves a mono-orange, but the two unis complemented each other, IMO. Also, any game played in the snow yesterday was good, despite Cincinnati and So. Ill. As for worst, has to be Boise St. The photos look OK, but the mono blue against blue smerfturf is hard on the rods and cones. Unfortunately the Yellow S-storm is done for the year, or I’m sure they wuld have contended for this honor.[/quote]

    now fixed

    also, had left out one participant in the contest, Mark Wilkes, whose submission was added in alphabetical order (well, until the last two) up above…you guys should check it out

    (apologies to mark)

  • Paul Lukas | December 6, 2009 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”365314″][quote comment=”365312″][quote comment=”365308″][quote comment=”365307″]Pretty simple: If an atheist athlete (and there are certainly plenty of them) wore eye black with “There Is” and “No God,” everyone would have a conniption. And with good reason — that is basically a “Look at me!” statement, putting your own agenda ahead of the team and the game. And let’s not even get started with what would happen if a pagan or Wiccan player wore a statement of faith.

    None of this belongs on the field. Tebow’s eye black is no different.[/quote]

    Its already happening, with the atheist bus campaign:

    http://www.cbc.ca/ca...

    “There’s probably no God, so stop worrying and enjoy your life” = conniptions”[/quote]

    Poor analogy. A billboard on a bus is SUPPOSED to be used to advance specific agendas (whether to sell a product, promote a cause, or whatever). You can argue as to whether public transport should have billboards to begin with, but that’s a separate issue. Once you allow advertising in a given space, you open yourself up to all sorts of content.

    But no content at all belongs on eye black.[/quote]

    Not meant to be an analogy, just an example of what happens when someone expresses support for atheism or agnosticism in public.[/quote]

    Gotcha. Was just trying to keep the discussion in the uni-related realm.

    I have to run, folks — spending the afternoon in Manhattan. Enjoy your football, and I’ll see you all tomorrow.

    Cheers,
    Paul

  • M.Princip | December 6, 2009 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”365307″]Pretty simple: If an atheist athlete (and there are certainly plenty of them) wore eye black with “There Is” and “No God,” everyone would have a conniption. And with good reason — that is basically a “Look at me!” statement, putting your own agenda ahead of the team and the game. And let’s not even get started with what would happen if a pagan or Wiccan player wore a statement of faith.

    None of this belongs on the field. Tebow’s eye black is no different.[/quote]

    Hear, hear!

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 12:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”365279″]Was “Where’s Your Messiah now?” really necessary? Didn’t think so. Not the first time Uni Watch has disappointed me with such attempts at humor or attention-grabbing headlines…[/quote]

    apologies if you are offended…i guess you’re not a simpson’s fan either (homer utters the line “where is your messiah now, flanders”, and i was actually trying to find a link to that episode, but at 2:00 am when i was finalizing the post, i couldn’t find it)

    nevertheless, was just meant as a quick jibe at tebow, and if you actually read everything that followed, i had nothing bad to say about him or his beliefs or anything else…well that, and i didn’t have a screen grab of him crying…in which case, the headline would have read, “hey tebow, here’s why you lost”

  • TC Mark | December 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”365315″][quote comment=”365294″]JimV:
    I’m only getting a top 4 on my screen and no “worst”: perhaps user error. Anyway, I wanted to mention Clemson/GaTech, not as no. 1, but as pleasing nonetheless. I know it involves a mono-orange, but the two unis complemented each other, IMO. Also, any game played in the snow yesterday was good, despite Cincinnati and So. Ill. As for worst, has to be Boise St. The photos look OK, but the mono blue against blue smerfturf is hard on the rods and cones. Unfortunately the Yellow S-storm is done for the year, or I’m sure they wuld have contended for this honor.[/quote]

    now fixed

    also, had left out one participant in the contest, Mark Wilkes, whose submission was added in alphabetical order (well, until the last two) up above…you guys should check it out

    (apologies to mark)[/quote]

    Phil – no apology necessary but thanks for adding. With the work all of you do in keeping this site fresh, interesting and fun (on a volunteer basis I assume)…a little oversight is pretty minor. Keep up the good work all – editors and contributors alike.

  • mmwatkin | December 6, 2009 at 12:33 pm |

    Tebow’s next eye black passage?

    John 11:35

    http://www.biblegate...

  • Hal | December 6, 2009 at 12:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”365279″]Was “Where’s Your Messiah now?” really necessary? Didn’t think so. Not the first time Uni Watch has disappointed me with such attempts at humor or attention-grabbing headlines…[/quote]

    Oh, for Heaven’s sake. Give it a rest! Unless you are providing major funding for the site, be thankful that it exists and you have the privilege to use it!

  • Bob A | December 6, 2009 at 12:50 pm |

    My only comment on the Heisman candidates and God debate is that I’m not sure who WILL win it but Ndamukong Suh SHOULD win it. He’s the best college player in the country. Hell, he’s the best I’ve seen in quite some time.

  • Tom Farley | December 6, 2009 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”365306″][quote comment=”365303″][quote comment=”365301″][quote comment=”365280″]Is this the game from the scoreboard?
    http://filmjournal.n...

    Yeah, the craziest thing happened in the bottom of the ninth … :-)

    Maybe the best movie soundtrack ever. Not too many others give me chills just thinking about the music.[/quote]

    Here’s a good related Super Trivia question:
    Who was the losing pitcher in that game, first AND last name?
    (Hint: only the radio broadcaster says it).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Assuming you mean the pitcher who gave up the home run, its John Rhodes. I can’t remember if he was the losing pitcher or if the starter took the loss.

    (Also assuming you mean the movie version, as opposed to the book version in which the Knights lose)[/quote]

    Ricko, the name was floating around the ether until mike 2 nailed it. Then it was an “Of course!” moment for me. Nice work by the guy playing the radio announcer in that moment, too, conveying the fearful respect for the prodigious youngster Hobbs is facing.

    Yeah, Barry Levinson and Co. completely reversed Malamud’s original outcome, didn’t they? Unsurprisingly, no one seems to mind that much …

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”365302″]http://turbo.inquisitr.com/wp-content/2009/12/Tim-Tebow-crying-video.jpg[/quote]

    if i had this photo…i would have done an entire parody of this post … still my favorite work by my predecessor ever

  • mmwatkin | December 6, 2009 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”365324″][quote comment=”365302″]http://turbo.inquisitr.com/wp-content/2009/12/Tim-Tebow-crying-video.jpg[/quote]

    if i had this photo…i would have done an entire parody of this post … still my favorite work by my predecessor ever[/quote]

    At least we know why Tebow wears the sticker variation of eye black.

    Waterproof.

  • Tom Farley | December 6, 2009 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”365322″]My only comment on the Heisman candidates and God debate is that I’m not sure who WILL win it but Ndamukong Suh SHOULD win it. He’s the best college player in the country. Hell, he’s the best I’ve seen in quite some time.[/quote]

    Word. Suh will be shattering offenses on Sundays soon.

    Last night, did you see him disengage from his blocker just long enough to clobber the runner attempting to go past?

  • Nick | December 6, 2009 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”365299″]The slight adjustment to the Ravens helmet and black pants is just what the Dr ordered. Makes the uni a bit more traditional without forcing fans to have to buy a new jersey. As long as the white pants have the same stripe adjustment, I am in. Great job. BTW the Eagles look 100% better without the black.[/quote]

    Agreed. Agreed. Agreed.

    Here’s a bit of fun Raven’s Blasphemy …. How about an alternate jersey in Old Gold to wear with the Black helmet and Black pants. That would really be an alternate, as I consider alternate jerseys that are very close to the regular jersey (read Ravens’ Black vs. purple, Eagles’ Midnite Green vs. Black) to be pretty useless.

    Nonertheless, kudos for the superior Raven’s update from my cousin Ronnie in Baltimore – good to see the family Brand out there ….

    — Nick V. in New Orleans.

  • Nick | December 6, 2009 at 1:01 pm |

    Liked Florida’s all-White uni, hated the Motion “F” or tilted “F” or whatever it was – also, any other color facemask would have been better than White over White x 3. Gray facemask would have been perfect, with ANY other type “F” or alternate logo.

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”365326″][quote comment=”365322″]My only comment on the Heisman candidates and God debate is that I’m not sure who WILL win it but Ndamukong Suh SHOULD win it. He’s the best college player in the country. Hell, he’s the best I’ve seen in quite some time.[/quote]

    Word. Suh will be shattering offenses on Sundays soon.

    Last night, did you see him disengage from his blocker just long enough to clobber the runner attempting to go past?[/quote]

    funny, he was my number 5 (should have thrown him a bone and mentioned him)…and yeah, last night was amazing…he’s still making a late charge for heisman

    /had nebraska won, i’d say he’s a top 3 lock…two factors in picking the top 3: no alabama player has ever won, and voters tend to love the offense

  • mmwatkin | December 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm |

    Just because I know there is a pseudo snuggie obsession here

    http://i102.photobuc...

    (done)

  • Taxman | December 6, 2009 at 1:13 pm |

    Skins in burgundy over white at home . putting Saints in their white jerseys. Saints wearing a lot of white this year.

  • Tom Farley | December 6, 2009 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”365329″][quote comment=”365326″][quote comment=”365322″]My only comment on the Heisman candidates and God debate is that I’m not sure who WILL win it but Ndamukong Suh SHOULD win it. He’s the best college player in the country. Hell, he’s the best I’ve seen in quite some time.[/quote]

    Word. Suh will be shattering offenses on Sundays soon.

    Last night, did you see him disengage from his blocker just long enough to clobber the runner attempting to go past?[/quote]

    funny, he was my number 5 (should have thrown him a bone and mentioned him)…and yeah, last night was amazing…he’s still making a late charge for heisman

    /had nebraska won, i’d say he’s a top 3 lock…two factors in picking the top 3: no alabama player has ever won, and voters tend to love the offense[/quote]

    The Heisman is disappointingly easy to predict, year after year: It will almost invariably be given to a quarterback or running back, and almost invariably to such a player from a Top 5 team.

    It’s rarely given to the best player in college football, in my opinion. Suh’s Heisman prospects remind me of my 20/20 hindsight re: Lawrence Taylor: I will remain unconvinced that he was not the best college player in 1980. I know George Rogers had a nice season, but LT who changed the pro game starting in 1981, his rookie year.

    The Heisman is almost a curse when it comes to the winner’s pro prospects: Gino Toretta and Danny Wuerffel come to mind.

    The one defensive guy in recent years they did give it to? Charles Woodson. Eleven years later, he’s having one of his best pro seasons.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 1:23 pm |

    Mick has some logo creep going on today…

  • Taxman | December 6, 2009 at 1:24 pm |

    Pats in sweet red throwbacks vs Fish.
    Rams in white over white vs Bears

  • Ricko | December 6, 2009 at 1:29 pm |

    “The Heisman is almost a curse when it comes to the winner’s pro prospects: Gino Toretta and Danny Wuerffel come to mind.”

    Andre Ware.

  • leon | December 6, 2009 at 1:29 pm |

    Wonder if any other ex-Cowboys RBs will be on the sidelines of their college teams, you know, to bring them luck?

  • mmwatkin | December 6, 2009 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”365335″]”The Heisman is almost a curse when it comes to the winner’s pro prospects: Gino Toretta and Danny Wuerffel come to mind.”

    Andre Ware.[/quote]

    That was just a Lions curse.

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”365334″]Pats in sweet red throwbacks vs Fish.
    Rams in white over white vs Bears[/quote]

    pats do look great…question to the dolfans: when miami wears white tops … what’s the story? white over white at home and white over aqua on the road? is there any rhyme or reason?

    other game im getting is iggles vs. falcs…apparently, fans are divided in their love for mike vick…lots of “7” (both philly and atlanta) jerseys in the crowd, but lots of boos when he appeared in the game…right now philly up 10-0 … c’mon falcs!

  • Tom Farley | December 6, 2009 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”365335″]”The Heisman is almost a curse when it comes to the winner’s pro prospects: Gino Toretta and Danny Wuerffel come to mind.”

    Andre Ware.[/quote]

    Oh, yes. The list is long and remarkably undistinguished.

    Correction: Woodson won the Heisman in ’97, not ’98 as my previous post implied.

  • The Jeff | December 6, 2009 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”365334″]Pats in sweet red throwbacks vs Fish.
    Rams in white over white vs Bears[/quote]

    Bad Rams, bad!

    Also the Bengals really need to lose the white side panels. They’re in all-black today and the white part just sticks out horribly. If they’re going to insist on side panels, they should make the tiger stripes go all the way up.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 1:34 pm |

    Happy birthday, James!

  • Tom Farley | December 6, 2009 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”365336″]Wonder if any other ex-Cowboys RBs will be on the sidelines of their college teams, you know, to bring them luck?[/quote]

    Now there’s a time the Heisman voters got it right.

    Pitt-Cincinnati was the best game all day. Pike looked pretty damned good on that last drive.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 1:37 pm |

    Michael’s Jags socks and David’s Bengals unis are my two favorite tweaks.

    Give Toby the Heisman.

  • Greenie | December 6, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    I really should have joined a while ago, but St. Nick brought me a gift last night.

    Got my UniWatch card in the mail. now I just have to make some room in my wallet for it.

    Thanks Paul, Phil and everyone else.

    -Greenie

  • Ricko | December 6, 2009 at 1:55 pm |

    Titans-Colts a decent combination.

    Although a little like looking at my TV through a hunk of bleu cheese.

    (Ah, the white-over-white haters are out, wearing their “I never saw a football game live before the 1990s” sign). Not that they aren’t entitled to their opinions, but it certainly establishes their position that “always” is based on their definition of it. Well, that and telling teams what they “should” do, instead of saying “I think it would look better if…” And, yes, a person’s choice of words DOES tell a lot about them. Take that to the bank).

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 1:59 pm |

    Well, my California (PA) Vulcans lost a third straight Division II semifinal, this time to Northwest Missouri State. http://media.kansasc...

    The Bearcats will face the Grand Valley State Lakers http://media.mlive.c... in the championship game next Saturday.

  • The Jeff | December 6, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”365345″]
    (Ah, the white-over-white haters are out, wearing their “I never saw a football game live before the 1990s” sign).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’ll have you know I didn’t like white on white with a dark helmet in the 80’s either.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 2:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”365295″][quote comment=”365294″]JimV:
    I’m only getting a top 4 on my screen and no “worst”: perhaps user error. Anyway, I wanted to mention Clemson/GaTech, not as no. 1, but as pleasing nonetheless. I know it involves a mono-orange, but the two unis complemented each other, IMO. Also, any game played in the snow yesterday was good, despite Cincinnati and So. Ill. As for worst, has to be Boise St. The photos look OK, but the mono blue against blue smerfturf is hard on the rods and cones. Unfortunately the Yellow S-storm is done for the year, or I’m sure they wuld have contended for this honor.[/quote]

    Well, you’re right about the worst one. I had BSU for the worst, and the Big 12 game for the best. I’m sure that will be fixed soon.[/quote]

    Also, Ga. Tech/Clemson looked pretty good to me. I wouldn’t qualify it as a Top Fiver, but the unis didn’t distract me. Then again, I love the option, and when it’s run so well it takes a lot to distract me. Saw some of the game online yesterday, and I definitely want to see the rest today.

  • Taxman | December 6, 2009 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”365345″]Titans-Colts a decent combination.

    Although a little like looking at my TV through a hunk of bleu cheese.

    (Ah, the white-over-white haters are out, wearing their “I never saw a football game live before the 1990s” sign). Not that they aren’t entitled to their opinions, but it certainly establishes their position that “always” is based on their definition of it. Well, that and telling teams what they “should” do, instead of saying “I think it would look better if…” And, yes, a person’s choice of words DOES tell a lot about them. Take that to the bank).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    The Rams white over white is working for me, if not for the w-o-w haters. They got their dark blue sleeves, dark blue and gold helmets – plenty going on to prevent any sense of a “white out”.

  • Coach | December 6, 2009 at 2:12 pm |

    It is odd to see that some Colts are wearing the new material, Joseph Addai for example, whereas Peyton and others are still in the old material.

    The new material makes the shoulder stripes look far worse.

  • Johnny O | December 6, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    They announced during the Bears/Rams game that Soldier Field had just been re-sodded this past week. OK, normal enough. But the end zone has a green that is about 5x lighter shade of green than the rest of the field. It looks very bad, and very sloppy. I understand the growing season in Chi Town is short, and that paint is frequently applied to open air stadiums in cold climates, but come on man! WHy would you JUST paint the end zones a light shade?

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”365344″]I really should have joined a while ago, but St. Nick brought me a gift last night.

    Got my UniWatch card in the mail. now I just have to make some room in my wallet for it.

    Thanks Paul, Phil and everyone else.

    -Greenie[/quote]

    well, i got nuttin to do with the cards or membership — that’s paul and scott turner…so props to them

    which one is yours? can ya post it?

    and you gonna be at the Uni Watch Winter Classic?

    not too far a trip is it?

  • Taxman | December 6, 2009 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”365349″][quote comment=”365345″]Titans-Colts a decent combination.

    Although a little like looking at my TV through a hunk of bleu cheese.

    (Ah, the white-over-white haters are out, wearing their “I never saw a football game live before the 1990s” sign). Not that they aren’t entitled to their opinions, but it certainly establishes their position that “always” is based on their definition of it. Well, that and telling teams what they “should” do, instead of saying “I think it would look better if…” And, yes, a person’s choice of words DOES tell a lot about them. Take that to the bank).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    The Rams white over white is working for me, if not for the w-o-w haters. They got their dark blue sleeves, dark blue and gold helmets – plenty going on to prevent any sense of a “white out”.[/quote]
    Whereas the Dolphins all white w/ white helmet is cool by me because it’s just so Miami. Better if they lost the drop shadow on the numbers.

    I guess I don’t have rules on these things.

  • Geeman | December 6, 2009 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”365279″]Was “Where’s Your Messiah now?” really necessary? Didn’t think so. Not the first time Uni Watch has disappointed me with such attempts at humor or attention-grabbing headlines…[/quote]

    Yes, totally uncalled for and out of character for the author or this site.

  • Thomas Clark | December 6, 2009 at 2:25 pm |

    Not going to comment on anything else, but the crossing out of his bible verse and correcting it with the score was a great, subtle little jab. I like it.

  • Geeman | December 6, 2009 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”365307″]Pretty simple: If an atheist athlete (and there are certainly plenty of them) wore eye black with “There Is” and “No God,” everyone would have a conniption. And with good reason — that is basically a “Look at me!” statement, putting your own agenda ahead of the team and the game. And let’s not even get started with what would happen if a pagan or Wiccan player wore a statement of faith.

    None of this belongs on the field. Tebow’s eye black is no different.[/quote]

    Just came from church. Agree with what you say. But riddiculing someone’s faith is over the line.

  • Geeman | December 6, 2009 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”365338″][quote comment=”365334″]Pats in sweet red throwbacks vs Fish.
    Rams in white over white vs Bears[/quote]

    pats do look great…question to the dolfans: when miami wears white tops … what’s the story? white over white at home and white over aqua on the road? is there any rhyme or reason?

    other game im getting is iggles vs. falcs…apparently, fans are divided in their love for mike vick…lots of “7” (both philly and atlanta) jerseys in the crowd, but lots of boos when he appeared in the game…right now philly up 10-0 … c’mon falcs![/quote]

    I think, but am not sure, that the reason they do that is the same reason they wear white jerseys at home during the day — to cool things down from the Miami heat. They always wear dark jerseys at night. Makes sense to wear white pants during the day if you’re going to wear white jerseys.

  • UmpLou | December 6, 2009 at 2:33 pm |

    I happened to actually go to a Bisons game at the old Whore….er…War Memorial the summer the filming was going on….very odd ballpark….

  • Bill | December 6, 2009 at 2:34 pm |

    Does Miami have AFL throwbacks or are they just wearing their normal uniforms? Looks like normal to me.

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”365356″][quote comment=”365307″]Pretty simple: If an atheist athlete (and there are certainly plenty of them) wore eye black with “There Is” and “No God,” everyone would have a conniption. And with good reason — that is basically a “Look at me!” statement, putting your own agenda ahead of the team and the game. And let’s not even get started with what would happen if a pagan or Wiccan player wore a statement of faith.

    None of this belongs on the field. Tebow’s eye black is no different.[/quote]

    Just came from church. Agree with what you say. But riddiculing someone’s faith is over the line.[/quote]

    how did i ridicule his faith (or yours?)…did you read anything BUT that one line? i never said anything bad about tebow or christianity … if you’re going to put bible verses on your eyeblack (or ANYTHING for that matter, as others have pointed out), i’ll take you to task…was the line from “the ten commandments” and repeated in “the simpsons” (among other places) really that offensive?

    please…i respect everyone’s right to practice their faith as they see fit but what if someone had written “JESUS” and “SUCKS” on their pads? you think i’d let that one go? absolutely not

    keep the messages (of any kind) off the uniform and it’s accoutrements

    thanks

  • The Jeff | December 6, 2009 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”365356″][quote comment=”365307″]Pretty simple: If an atheist athlete (and there are certainly plenty of them) wore eye black with “There Is” and “No God,” everyone would have a conniption. And with good reason — that is basically a “Look at me!” statement, putting your own agenda ahead of the team and the game. And let’s not even get started with what would happen if a pagan or Wiccan player wore a statement of faith.

    None of this belongs on the field. Tebow’s eye black is no different.[/quote]

    Just came from church. Agree with what you say. But riddiculing someone’s faith is over the line.[/quote]

    No, no it isn’t. Not when they put their faith on their sleeve (or eye black) for all to see.

  • Rudy | December 6, 2009 at 2:38 pm |

    Where’s Your Messiah Now? better ask for forgiveness for that one Asshole

  • Geeman | December 6, 2009 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”365361″][quote comment=”365356″][quote comment=”365307″]Pretty simple: If an atheist athlete (and there are certainly plenty of them) wore eye black with “There Is” and “No God,” everyone would have a conniption. And with good reason — that is basically a “Look at me!” statement, putting your own agenda ahead of the team and the game. And let’s not even get started with what would happen if a pagan or Wiccan player wore a statement of faith.

    None of this belongs on the field. Tebow’s eye black is no different.[/quote]

    Just came from church. Agree with what you say. But riddiculing someone’s faith is over the line.[/quote]

    No, no it isn’t. Not when they put their faith on their sleeve (or eye black) for all to see.[/quote]

    Actually, I saw Phil’s explanation above, that it was a take-off on the Simpsons, and accept it as understandable (funny, even). Apologies, Phil.

    It’s one thing to ridducle an obvious hypocrite — the preacher who gets caught wit his pants down or hands in the till, so to speak — but it’s another to riddicule that person’s or any person’s faith.

  • Geeman | December 6, 2009 at 2:44 pm |

    It’s actually better to RIDDICULE bad typers, such as yours truly. Apologize for the misspelling above.

  • leon | December 6, 2009 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”365355″]Not going to comment on anything else, but the crossing out of his bible verse and correcting it with the score was a great, subtle little jab. I like it.[/quote]
    I liked that too.

  • Teebz | December 6, 2009 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”365364″]It’s actually better to RIDDICULE bad typers, such as yours truly. Apologize for the misspelling above.[/quote]

    Can I still RIDICULE you? ;o)

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”365365″][quote comment=”365355″]Not going to comment on anything else, but the crossing out of his bible verse and correcting it with the score was a great, subtle little jab. I like it.[/quote]
    I liked that too.[/quote]

    yeah…i wonder where i got the idea ;)

  • Ricko | December 6, 2009 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”365351″]They announced during the Bears/Rams game that Soldier Field had just been re-sodded this past week. OK, normal enough. But the end zone has a green that is about 5x lighter shade of green than the rest of the field. It looks very bad, and very sloppy. I understand the growing season in Chi Town is short, and that paint is frequently applied to open air stadiums in cold climates, but come on man! WHy would you JUST paint the end zones a light shade?[/quote]

    Endzone maybe didn’t need re-sodding?
    It IS the Bears, after all.

    —Ricko

  • Geeman | December 6, 2009 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”365366″][quote comment=”365364″]It’s actually better to RIDDICULE bad typers, such as yours truly. Apologize for the misspelling above.[/quote]

    Can I still RIDICULE you? ;o)[/quote]

    Yes, you can, but since you’re from Canada, the ice you’re standing on is pretty thin. ;)

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 3:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”365369″][quote comment=”365366″][quote comment=”365364″]It’s actually better to RIDDICULE bad typers, such as yours truly. Apologize for the misspelling above.[/quote]

    Can I still RIDICULE you? ;o)[/quote]

    Yes, you can, but since you’re from Canada, the ice you’re standing on is pretty thin. ;)[/quote]

    Not this time of year. They have already been playing pond hockey for two months.

  • Geeman | December 6, 2009 at 3:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”365370″][quote comment=”365369″][quote comment=”365366″][quote comment=”365364″]It’s actually better to RIDDICULE bad typers, such as yours truly. Apologize for the misspelling above.[/quote]

    Can I still RIDICULE you? ;o)[/quote]

    Yes, you can, but since you’re from Canada, the ice you’re standing on is pretty thin. ;)[/quote]

    Not this time of year. They have already been playing pond hockey for two months.[/quote]

    That’s unbelievable. And I complain about 40-degree days in the dead of winter.

  • clinton | December 6, 2009 at 3:14 pm |

    Disappointing. I don’t think I’ll be reading this site anymore, which is sad for me because I have enjoyed it for so long. Why would you use such an incendiary line for such a cheap laugh, UW?

  • Ricko | December 6, 2009 at 3:18 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, a progression. 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

  • Ricko | December 6, 2009 at 3:21 pm |

    Hey, Jason…

    Any more shots from the UniWatch Nitpickers inagural game?

    —Ricko

  • Geeman | December 6, 2009 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”365374″]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, a progression. 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[/quote]

    And if you look at the traditional college powers (USC, Oklahoma, Texas, Penn State, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame), that is precisely what they have done. Though I like dark pants on the road once in a while, for years I thought it was an anomaly and mostly practiced by lesser schools.

  • RyCo40 | December 6, 2009 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”365360″][quote comment=”365356″][quote comment=”365307″]Pretty simple: If an atheist athlete (and there are certainly plenty of them) wore eye black with “There Is” and “No God,” everyone would have a conniption. And with good reason — that is basically a “Look at me!” statement, putting your own agenda ahead of the team and the game. And let’s not even get started with what would happen if a pagan or Wiccan player wore a statement of faith.

    None of this belongs on the field. Tebow’s eye black is no different.[/quote]

    Just came from church. Agree with what you say. But riddiculing someone’s faith is over the line.[/quote]

    how did i ridicule his faith (or yours?)…did you read anything BUT that one line? i never said anything bad about tebow or christianity … if you’re going to put bible verses on your eyeblack (or ANYTHING for that matter, as others have pointed out), i’ll take you to task…was the line from “the ten commandments” and repeated in “the simpsons” (among other places) really that offensive?

    please…i respect everyone’s right to practice their faith as they see fit but what if someone had written “JESUS” and “SUCKS” on their pads? you think i’d let that one go? absolutely not

    keep the messages (of any kind) off the uniform and it’s accoutrements

    thanks[/quote]

    unless your troy polamalu. lol. kidding! keep it out of the view of everyone else.

  • Geeman | December 6, 2009 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”365376″][quote comment=”365374″]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, a progression. 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[/quote]

    And if you look at the traditional college powers (USC, Oklahoma, Texas, Penn State, Alabama, Michigan, Ohio State, Notre Dame), that is precisely what they have done. Though I like dark pants on the road once in a while, for years I thought it was an anomaly and mostly practiced by lesser schools.[/quote]

    By the way, North Carolina has now lost four or five games in a row in dark-blue pants (one at home in the forgettable all-dark-blue outfits in late October).

  • Jake | December 6, 2009 at 3:37 pm |

    For the love of Pete, relax. If you don’t like the title of today’s post, don’t bother to read or post. If you choose not to read this blog from here on out, no one will really miss you. There have been a lot more things posted that are much worse than a quote from a movie… And who are the jokers wearing the Saints uniforms today?

  • duckfan | December 6, 2009 at 3:37 pm |

    [quote comment=\”365304\”][quote comment=\”365293\”]\”Hey, Notre Dame, where\’s your Holy Mother now?\”

    Is that an okay line?

    (Just askin\’)

    By all accounts, Tebow is a pretty amazing young man. Do some athletes lead with their faith a bit too much? Of course they do. But with people such as he and Kurt Warner you get the feeling they really do base their life around their beliefs.

    As opposed the obligatory \”First of all, I give thanks to Jesus\” Sunday school response so many others seem to parrot out, because they think it\’s what they\’re supposed to say, when a sideline reporter shoves a microphone in their face.

    I sincerely doubt Tebow thought his God had forsaken him yesterday. More like, \”I\’m not used to losing. It hurts.\” And that, folks, is an sensation that has nothing to do with anyone\’s religious beliefs.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    as a ND fan, yep its an ok line ;)

    as for tebow, regardless of beliefs, it was kind of funny to watch him holding back tears. for someone that has sculpted an image, whether by choice or by the media, that they are infallible and with a nickname like superman they deserve to be laughed at or ribbed every once in awhile. for those that can\’t stand him (count me in that group) we\’ve been waiting a long time for this day. its the same thing for people that don\’t like tiger woods or mj when they were finally pulled off of their pedestal. just because hes still in college doesn\’t mean he gets a free pass.[/quote]

    Yeah but to be fair, Tebow has never really done anything to garner any sort of real, true despise from most people. I guess you can doubt the sincerity of his \”passion\” and enthusiasm that he projects, but besides that few people have a reason to hope for his downfall. I think that the people who seem to have this contempt for him, is really towards how the media has built him up as the ultimate \”college hero\” and (in Brennaman\’s case, messiah re-incarnated). At least that is where most of my hatred comes from.

    On uni-business, I\’d love to see oregon involve both the modern and retro uni-sets more next year. Not mix and match the two, but it could be nice to see the uniform on thursday with the white helmet, or an away version of the retro used, similar to this: http://farm2.static....

  • RyCo40 | December 6, 2009 at 3:40 pm |

    “If you don’t like the title of today’s post, don’t bother to read or post”

    …i think that’s the problem.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 6, 2009 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”365381″]”If you don’t like the title of today’s post, don’t bother to read or post”

    …i think that’s the problem.[/quote]

    That’s always the problem.

    If you just want to see the pictures without reading the commentary, I recommend that you just open every link without reading what it says and then deciphering it for yourself.

    I would also recommend not going into the comments.

    But seriously, if it offends you, ignore it. If you can’t do that, I’m surprised you made it this long on the internet before exploding.

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 4:09 pm |

    Just saw that Mississippi will play Oklahoma State in the Cotton bowl. Pittsburgh is going to the Meinkie Bowl. Remember when bowls use to be bowls without all the sponsorship in front of them?

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”365383″]Just saw that Mississippi will play Oklahoma State in the Cotton bowl. Pittsburgh is going to the Meinkie Bowl. Remember when bowls use to be bowls without all the sponsorship in front of them?[/quote]

    Paul, crank up the t-shirt machine and make some Naming Wrongs shirts for bowl season – the perfect holiday gift!

    I saw Oklahoma’s playing Stanford in my favorite of the non-BCS bowls, the Sun Bowl. I tolerate the “Brut Sun Bowl” because 1) it beats the heck out of the “John Hancock Bowl” and 2) Brut is my 2nd favorite cologne. Hopefully there will be a Heisman winner running the ball in that game.

  • Dave S | December 6, 2009 at 4:22 pm |

    Seahawks are wearing their dark blue pants (that they wore with the neon green jerseys) with their blue home jerseys. I kind of like it. It breaks up the monochrome look that they usually have. I was wondering if they were ever going to use this combo.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 4:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”365384″][quote comment=”365383″]Just saw that Mississippi will play Oklahoma State in the Cotton bowl. Pittsburgh is going to the Meinkie Bowl. Remember when bowls use to be bowls without all the sponsorship in front of them?[/quote]

    Paul, crank up the t-shirt machine and make some Naming Wrongs shirts for bowl season – the perfect holiday gift!

    I saw Oklahoma’s playing Stanford in my favorite of the non-BCS bowls, the Sun Bowl. I tolerate the “Brut Sun Bowl” because 1) it beats the heck out of the “John Hancock Bowl” and 2) Brut is my 2nd favorite cologne. Hopefully there will be a Heisman winner running the ball in that game.[/quote]

    By the way, why can’t they all just do it like the Rose Bowl Game…presented by Citi? I’m still calling it the Rose Bowl, but at least if I were an announcer who HAS to say the whole thing, I could handle that better.

  • Alston M | December 6, 2009 at 4:40 pm |

    How could you not even mention cj spiller? The man ran for 233 yards and had 301 total plus four touchdowns, and 11.6 yards per carry. All of which were ACC Championship Game records. I’m not saying that he deserves to win it, but he does deserve to be a finalist.

  • Ricko | December 6, 2009 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”365385″]Seahawks are wearing their dark blue pants (that they wore with the neon green jerseys) with their blue home jerseys. I kind of like it. It breaks up the monochrome look that they usually have. I was wondering if they were ever going to use this combo.[/quote]

    That was mentioned here in the last week or so, as an example of dark-over-dark that wouldn’t be monochrome…as with the Eagles in black-over-midnight green or the original Ravens purple-over-black.

    (Hmmm, wonder if someone with the Seahawks reads UW?)

    Looking forward to seeing how it worked out for them.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 4:48 pm |

    Are you kidding me?
    http://espn.go.com/n...

    Tweak away at the Steelers’ unis. If they can’t beat those guys they deserve a uni redo. I’m going outside to kick the football until I forget I saw this. See you tonight.

  • Flip | December 6, 2009 at 5:10 pm |

    Late to the party. Went to church, then went to see “The Blind Side.”

    Couple observations:

    • People take themselves (and others) WAY too seriously. I didn’t like the Messiah line, but so what. Moved on. It took me a long time to come around to Tebow. He was built to dislike, but guess what? He’s the real deal. I doubt any of us wouldn’t want him on our respective teams. More than that, I wouldn’t mind him as a son or a son-in-law. Looks to be a really decent kid. That said, I’d encourage him to leave the eye black alone. As with Paul, it doesn’t belong.

    • About the movie: Say all you want about Nike (and it brings much on it itself) but aesthetically, it beats the heck out of UnderArmor. That bloody logo was plastered all over the movie. Looks like a bruise, compared to the swoosh. UA uniforms, unless they follow the traditional look seem universally ugly. Same with Adidas. Nike’s modern stuff does seem to have some style to it.

    Oh, and one more thing, the Clarksville stuff. My vote goes to Ed Westfield. Nice combination of modern and tradition. The yellow jerseys look nice. I’ve always wondered why more schools/teams with yellow don’t use that look. I might cringe if I see all yellow, but hey, the A’s got away with it for a while.

    Good work, Ed. Nice job coordinating the effort, Phil. Everybody else: Take a breath.

  • Hibbsy | December 6, 2009 at 5:11 pm |

    Has anybody taken a close look at the Giants pants today? The forward blue stripe is practically the same width as the red stripe and second blue stripe put together. Perhaps this has been spoken about in past posts.

    Q: To all the offended Christians… WWJD?
    A: Not put his shit on eye black.

    And then he would tell you to pull your shit together and teach a man to fish.

    This too shall pass.

  • Flip | December 6, 2009 at 5:13 pm |

    Kudos to the Steelers mash up, but it’ll take a lot to bump the black. Ditto with the Steelers tweaks. They look good, but for the Steelers themselves, it’s as good as its going to get.

    Now that tweak for the Ravens? Terrific. Repaint the helmets next week. And those Cincy uniforms? They can’t start wearing those soon enough. Great job, guys.

  • leon | December 6, 2009 at 5:18 pm |

    Phil:
    Looks like your intelligent design has led to some natural selection.

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 5:18 pm |

    UConn is on the way to the PapaJohns.com Bowl. Lots of red in the Sun Bowl as Oklahoma vs. Stanford. Rutgers vs. Central Florida in the St. Petersburg Bowl. Oregon State vs. BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl. Navy will be in the Texas Bowl.

    Anyone remember the Astro Blue Bonnet Bowl?

  • =bg= | December 6, 2009 at 5:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”365279″]Was “Where’s Your Messiah now?” really necessary? Didn’t think so. Not the first time Uni Watch has disappointed me with such attempts at humor or attention-grabbing headlines…[/quote]

    agreed, not a fan of that line.

    In other uni-news, Seahawks coach wearing a SPD cap to honor the police officers killed this week.

  • Hibbsy | December 6, 2009 at 5:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”365391″]Has anybody taken a close look at the Giants pants today? The forward blue stripe is practically the same width as the red stripe and second blue stripe put together. Perhaps this has been spoken about in past posts.

    Q: To all the offended Christians… WWJD?
    A: Not put his shit on eye black.

    And then he would tell you to pull your shit together and teach a man to fish.

    This too shall pass.[/quote]
    Nevermind. It must have been an optimist illusion.
    Except on Bradshaw’s pants, maybe?

  • Hibbsy | December 6, 2009 at 5:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”365396″][quote comment=”365391″]Has anybody taken a close look at the Giants pants today? The forward blue stripe is practically the same width as the red stripe and second blue stripe put together. Perhaps this has been spoken about in past posts.

    Q: To all the offended Christians… WWJD?
    A: Not put his shit on eye black.

    And then he would tell you to pull your shit together and teach a man to fish.

    This too shall pass.[/quote]
    Nevermind. It must have been an optimist illusion.
    Except on Bradshaw’s pants, maybe?[/quote]
    Oopsie.
    Wrong quote.
    I meant the one about the Giant pants.

  • Flip | December 6, 2009 at 5:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”365393″]Phil:
    Looks like your intelligent design has led to some natural selection.[/quote]
    I’ll have to remember that one.

  • Flip | December 6, 2009 at 5:34 pm |

    Des Moines Register: Iowa State to Insight Bowl against Minnesota or Michigan State

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

    Boston College vs. USC in Emerald Bowl. Texas A&M and Georgia in the Independence Bowl (remember when it was sponsored by Poulan Weedeater). Navy will play Missouri in the Texas Bowl. South Carolina will be UConn’s opponent in the PapaJohn’s.com bowl. University of South Florida in the International Bowl. East Carolina is in the Liberty Bowl.

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

    California to the Poinsetta Bowl and SMU to the Hawaii Bowl.

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 5:49 pm |

    Northwestern vs. Auburn in the Outback Bowl

  • Ken | December 6, 2009 at 5:58 pm |

    Some good face time for Joe Skiba in the giants game. Steve Smith’s shoe came off and Skiba was right there on the sideline to help him put it back on.

  • Taxman | December 6, 2009 at 6:03 pm |

    Compared to the Seattle doom and gloom and fogged in look, the San Francisco unis look all sparkly and fabulous.

    I’m bored. After much early game NFL excitement – not enough late games.

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 6:15 pm |

    Fresno State vs. Wyoming in the New Mexico Bowl. Nevada will play SMU in the Hawaii Bowl. Houston and Air Force in the Armed Forces Bowl. Flordia State vs. West Virginia in Gator Bowl. Arkansas will play East Carolina in the Liberty Bowl

  • rpm | December 6, 2009 at 6:35 pm |

    good job on it, but the paulbrowns are already perfect, it’s the best uniform in sports.

    flip nailed it pretty good, but all this talk of tebow, who i love watching play and respect, and tag lines getting all sorts of francis panties in a bunch. all i can say francisez is replace stuff with he word jesus here.
    if i may continue on the subjest of jesus and the uf uniforms. i read yesterday’s entry/comments too late to say anything, and still nothing today about the obvious…they looked like lily white baptismal robes, especially when you consider their alter boy quaterback. nobody saw that? it is the first thing i thought of when they ran on the field, here come the florida saviors ♮♭marching on tooooo waaaaar♭. the next thing i thought was jesus might forsake them for that.

    also from yesterday’s comments, you here jason?
    6’5″ 205 april of 1970 from baltimore md, and since i don’t play video games i would be a freshman. i would like to smash heads for the rest of the gang, so how’s about making me a centre. if i can’t be on the line, i was a purdy decent sam in a 5-2 back in the day, but i would rather block for mothervilker and ricko. my pops wore 71 for the terps, so give me that number, and my eye black should say corn & mother, or art & fag, no facemask. i don’t know how you determine what qualities a player has but here are some facts, other then my having screws loose in the brain-pan, that might help you determine my player if i make the team. my speed may have been average, but i once knocked someone out without putting down my taco. i can do the splits(or at least i could), used to french braid my hair on special occasions, and can tell you when there is a pressure drop from the bones i crushed in my left thumb. i pissed my pants when i was charged by a grizzly bear but didn’t run, i roll my own smokes, drink bourbon, and live in a studio without direct running water that get’s heat 4 hours a day even when it is -10. oh and chicks dig me because i rarely wear underwear, and when i do it is usually something unusual. i hope that helps you assess what kind of traits i should have if i make the team as a computer football centre.

  • Ski U Mah Gopher | December 6, 2009 at 6:50 pm |

    Minnesota is traveling to Tempe (again) to face the Division I FBS team geographically closest to them, Iowa St.

  • Ricko | December 6, 2009 at 6:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”365407″]Minnesota is traveling to Tempe (again) to face the Division I FBS team geographically closest to them, Iowa St.[/quote]

    Whoa, if those teams really screw up their uni planning, that could look like an intrasquad game, for sure.

    —Ricko

  • AP | December 6, 2009 at 6:56 pm |

    I totally agree that religious statements have to place on the field. That said, it doesn’t seem very classy to needlessly kick a guy when he’s down by going after his religion.

    If Tebow pulls a Tiger Woods and is caught sleeping around, go ahead and blast him for being a hypocrite. But then the only thing he does is lose a game, is it really neccesary to mock his religion (and yes, the Messiah line is mockery)?

    All I’m saying is that, if you disagree with Tebow’s eyeblack statements (as I do), you can express that disagreement in courteous way, or you can be an ass.

    In this case, you seemed like an ass, at least to me.

  • AP | December 6, 2009 at 7:00 pm |

    Oops, that should say: “I totally agree that religious statements have NO place on the field”

  • AP | December 6, 2009 at 7:02 pm |

    Oops again, that should say, “But WHEN the only thing he does…”

    I’ve only had one beer today, I promise.

  • david | December 6, 2009 at 7:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”365313″]Best Bengals re-design I have seen so far, so easy and classy.

    Has anyone ever sent any of the re-design ideas to the actual teams? If so, did any of them respond in anyway?[/quote]

    I am glad to see you enjoyed the Bengals uniform. I think it is funny that that redesign took around 45 minutes from start to finish, the last redesign by the Bengals took months. Sadly after seeing all of the “alternate” designs that were rejected, the current uniforms were the best option. My favorite of the awful designs was a solid black uniform with orange piping. It was the same design as the bills, there was even a “box” on the shoulder yoke outlined in orange piping.

  • david | December 6, 2009 at 7:16 pm |

    And by favorite I mean it was the worst of the worst.

  • Johnny O | December 6, 2009 at 7:21 pm |

    Justin Tuck is having serious vector problems tonight. One side is gone, and the other looks mangled. I thought Skiba was gonna fix this? Not that I am complaining…. I think they should totally be removed.

    And yeah, that was a nice shot of Skiba they had on TV for a while.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 7:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”365394″]UConn is on the way to the PapaJohns.com Bowl. Lots of red in the Sun Bowl as Oklahoma vs. Stanford. Rutgers vs. Central Florida in the St. Petersburg Bowl. Oregon State vs. BYU in the Las Vegas Bowl. Navy will be in the Texas Bowl.

    Anyone remember the Astro Blue Bonnet Bowl?[/quote]

    I remember that game. Used to like seeing that bowl. Last one I recall was Butch Woolfolk and Michigan vs. UCLA (Tom Ramsey?).

  • leon | December 6, 2009 at 7:27 pm |

    “Anyone remember the Astro Blue Bonnet Bowl?”

    I remember the plain old “Bluebonnet Bowl”.

    #94 on the Giants has played a considerable part of the 2nd half (at least) with half a helmet decal on one side of his helmet.

  • Chris | December 6, 2009 at 7:29 pm |

    With all the attention the Pro Combat football uniforms have been getting does anyone know if this year any team is wearing the Pro Combat basketball unis other than Duke. I know other schools were involved in it last March…I believe it was Oregon, Duke, Michigan State, Gonzaga and Memphis.

    I haven’t seen any of those teams play this year so I don’t know if that was a short term March promotion or like Duke they are using them full time now.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 7:31 pm |

    Gotta say, even without neon tops, this beats the monochrome unis:
    http://a.espncdn.com...

    Wonder how much Mr. Mare will get fined for the untucked shirt?

  • Kaptain K | December 6, 2009 at 7:32 pm |

    Anyone remember the Astro Blue Bonnet Bowl?[/quote]

    Yep, in the Houston Astrodome of course; I’m willing to guess that one of the last color vs. color bowl games was the Astro Bluebonnet Bowl of December 31, 1979 when Purdue pulled out a last minute win over Tennessee. It really was quite a game.

    Pretty sure UT was the designated “home” team and they allowed Purdue to wear their home black jerseys; since the game was indoors, Purdue wore black jerseys for warm weather (wide porthole mesh material w/ solid white numerals, no sleeve striping), as opposed to their regular home black jerseys (micro-mesh material, old gold numerals outlined in white, gold/white/gold sleeve stripes).

    *sigh*
    Ah, the good old days.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 7:35 pm |

    This is just so nice on so many levels:
    http://a.espncdn.com...

    I still would like to see this Pats jersey in blue, though. Keep everything else the same, unless you want to go back to the ’60 helmet.

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 7:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”365393″]Phil:
    Looks like your intelligent design has led to some natural selection.[/quote]

    indeed, leon…indeed

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 7:42 pm |

    Here’s an angle you don’t see often in a sports photo: http://a.espncdn.com...

    Apparently he has one heck of a zoom, too:
    http://a.espncdn.com...

    I would have liked it even better if the Broncs wore throwbacks.

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 7:45 pm |

    Pittsburgh gets North Carolina in the Meinkie Bowl. Kentucky vs. Clemson in the Music City Bowl. Chick-fil-A Bowl will have Virginia Tech and Tennessee

  • mmwatkin | December 6, 2009 at 7:49 pm |

    I think there would definitely be a market for “I’m calling” shirts for the bowl season.

    “I’m calling it the Citrus Bowl” in Penn State or LSU colors

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 7:49 pm |

    Southern Miss and Middle Tennessee in the New Orleans Bowl. Marshall and Ohio in the Little Ceaser (nee Motor City Bowl). Bowling Green and Idaho in the Humanitarian Bowl. Central Michigan and Troy in the GMAC Bowl.

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 7:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”365424″]I think there would definitely be a market for “I’m calling” shirts for the bowl season.

    “I’m calling it the Citrus Bowl” in Penn State or LSU colors[/quote]

    or the Peach or Tangerine.

  • Flip | December 6, 2009 at 7:52 pm |

    Iowa in Orange Bowl against Georgia Tech; Penn State in Capital One.

    Boise St. vs. TCU in Fiesta

  • Taxman | December 6, 2009 at 7:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”365427″]Iowa in Orange Bowl against Georgia Tech; Penn State in Capital One.

    Boise St. vs. TCU in Fiesta[/quote]

    So when this game is over, one team will be shut up, and the other will still have proven nothing, right?

  • Taxman | December 6, 2009 at 7:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”365428″][quote comment=”365427″]Iowa in Orange Bowl against Georgia Tech; Penn State in Capital One.

    Boise St. vs. TCU in Fiesta[/quote]

    So when this game is over, one team will be shut up, and the other will still have proven nothing, right?[/quote]
    Meaning the TCU-Boise matchup.

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 8:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”365409″]I totally agree that religious statements have to place on the field. That said, it doesn’t seem very classy to needlessly kick a guy when he’s down by going after his religion.

    [/quote]

    you are, of course, entitled to your opinion, as am i, but can you point out how exactly i “kick(ed) a guy when he’s down by going after his religion”?

    did i mention anything about tebow and his religion? did i make any statements about him (aside from mentioning he lost the SEC championship)?

    or did the mere juxtaposition of a MOVIE QUOTE (and also, the same quote used in an episode of the simpsons) with tebow’s picture cause you to suddenly feel im attacking tebow, and in a larger sense, christianity?

    i have a problem with ANYONE using either their body or their uniform as a platform for their views, whether they be religious or otherwise … but for you or anyone on this board to somehow accuse me of being anti-christian, that’s simply not only untrue but unfair

    messages of ANY KIND don’t belong on eyeblack…but if i were to say, get upset at reggie bush for putting his area code on his eyeblack, i suppose some people would accuse me of being racist…

    whatever

    to anyone who was offended, i apologize

    if you’re read my comments or any of the posts i’ve done for over a year, i think you’d understand from where i come and how i feel about uniforms

    peace yo

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 8:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”365423″]Pittsburgh gets North Carolina in the Meinkie Bowl. Kentucky vs. Clemson in the Music City Bowl. Chick-fil-A Bowl will have Virginia Tech and Tennessee[/quote]

    Pitt and UNC played there before. One of my least favorite bowl names. They should call it the Grease Bowl instead.

    Music City Bowl shoulda been called the Banjo Bowl, but I guess that’s taken: http://en.wikipedia....

    Chick Fil A should be the Gravy Bowl. Mmmmm.

    Okay, why have no cereal or candy makers gotten in on the bowl thing? The Cereal Bowl is a natural. I claim the Candy Bowl, though. My son and I play that one every New Years on my electric football field. Winner gets a small foil bowl full of candy.

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 8:01 pm |

    Of course. Oregon vs. Ohio State in the Rose Bowl quell suprise!

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 8:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”365431″][quote comment=”365423″]Pittsburgh gets North Carolina in the Meinkie Bowl. Kentucky vs. Clemson in the Music City Bowl. Chick-fil-A Bowl will have Virginia Tech and Tennessee[/quote]

    Pitt and UNC played there before. One of my least favorite bowl names. They should call it the Grease Bowl instead.

    Music City Bowl shoulda been called the Banjo Bowl, but I guess that’s taken: http://en.wikipedia....

    Chick Fil A should be the Gravy Bowl. Mmmmm.

    Okay, why have no cereal or candy makers gotten in on the bowl thing? The Cereal Bowl is a natural. I claim the Candy Bowl, though. My son and I play that one every New Years on my electric football field. Winner gets a small foil bowl full of candy.[/quote]

    Hey, back of Chick-Fil-A. When I travel south I never eat lunch until I see a Chick-Fil-A.

  • Flip | December 6, 2009 at 8:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”365422″]Here’s an angle you don’t see often in a sports photo: http://a.espncdn.com...

    Apparently he has one heck of a zoom, too:
    http://a.espncdn.com...

    I would have liked it even better if the Broncs wore throwbacks.[/quote]

    The Chiefs http://www.chiefsgab... never went with that wide pants stripe, ala Chicago http://cdn1.ioffer.c... , Green Bay http://www.thedailyr... and certainly San Francisco http://i.cdn.turner..... The only tweaks have been with the sleeve cuff, the white mask and the red britches. The first two were excellent, the last, I can take http://www.kcchiefsf... or leave http://assets.sbnati... but the striping on the away pants is both unusual for dark pants and nothing short of classy.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 8:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”365433″][quote comment=”365431″][quote comment=”365423″]Pittsburgh gets North Carolina in the Meinkie Bowl. Kentucky vs. Clemson in the Music City Bowl. Chick-fil-A Bowl will have Virginia Tech and Tennessee[/quote]

    Pitt and UNC played there before. One of my least favorite bowl names. They should call it the Grease Bowl instead.

    Music City Bowl shoulda been called the Banjo Bowl, but I guess that’s taken: http://en.wikipedia....

    Chick Fil A should be the Gravy Bowl. Mmmmm.

    Okay, why have no cereal or candy makers gotten in on the bowl thing? The Cereal Bowl is a natural. I claim the Candy Bowl, though. My son and I play that one every New Years on my electric football field. Winner gets a small foil bowl full of candy.[/quote]

    Hey, back of Chick-Fil-A. When I travel south I never eat lunch until I see a Chick-Fil-A.[/quote]

    Don’t get me wrong – I loves me some Chick-Fil-A. They’re in Ohio now, and I go there as much as I can. Just think they should go with “The Gravy Bowl, presented by Chick-Fil-A.” Of course they took the Peach Bowl name away, but I like chicken better.

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 8:07 pm |

    Eagle Bank Bowl is Army (if they beat Navy) or UCLA vs. Temple. Arizona vs. Nebraska in the Holiday Bowl. LSU in the Capital One Bowl. Northern Illinois vs. South Florida in the International.

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 8:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”365435″][quote comment=”365433″][quote comment=”365431″][quote comment=”365423″]Pittsburgh gets North Carolina in the Meinkie Bowl. Kentucky vs. Clemson in the Music City Bowl. Chick-fil-A Bowl will have Virginia Tech and Tennessee[/quote]

    Pitt and UNC played there before. One of my least favorite bowl names. They should call it the Grease Bowl instead.

    Music City Bowl shoulda been called the Banjo Bowl, but I guess that’s taken: http://en.wikipedia....

    Chick Fil A should be the Gravy Bowl. Mmmmm.

    Okay, why have no cereal or candy makers gotten in on the bowl thing? The Cereal Bowl is a natural. I claim the Candy Bowl, though. My son and I play that one every New Years on my electric football field. Winner gets a small foil bowl full of candy.[/quote]

    Hey, back of Chick-Fil-A. When I travel south I never eat lunch until I see a Chick-Fil-A.[/quote]

    Don’t get me wrong – I loves me some Chick-Fil-A. They’re in Ohio now, and I go there as much as I can. Just think they should go with “The Gravy Bowl, presented by Chick-Fil-A.” Of course they took the Peach Bowl name away, but I like chicken better.[/quote]

    I miss the Peach Bowl.

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 8:08 pm |

    Texas Tech in the Alamo Bowl.

  • GF | December 6, 2009 at 8:10 pm |

    Rangers in blue, Red Wings in white – about as good as it gets.

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 8:12 pm |

    Cincy and Florida in the Sugar

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 8:13 pm |

    Utah is Cal’s opponent in the Poinsetta Bowl

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 8:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”365438″]Texas Tech in the Alamo Bowl.[/quote]

    I’ll try to remember that bowl.

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 8:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”365442″][quote comment=”365438″]Texas Tech in the Alamo Bowl.[/quote]

    I’ll try to remember that bowl.[/quote]

    Good one Jim.

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 8:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”365442″][quote comment=”365438″]Texas Tech in the Alamo Bowl.[/quote]

    I’ll try to remember that bowl.[/quote]

    And they will play Michigan State in that bowl.

  • Flip | December 6, 2009 at 8:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”365408″][quote comment=”365407″]Minnesota is traveling to Tempe (again) to face the Division I FBS team geographically closest to them, Iowa St.[/quote]

    Whoa, if those teams really screw up their uni planning, that could look like an intrasquad game, for sure.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Travel plans: A lot of carpooling.
    Unis: Reds will clash — unless Gophers do the all-yellow or all-white thing.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 8:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”365439″]Rangers in blue, Red Wings in white – about as good as it gets.[/quote]

    What bowl are they in?

  • rpm | December 6, 2009 at 8:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”365409″]I totally agree that religious statements have to place on the field. That said, it doesn’t seem very classy to needlessly kick a guy when he’s down by going after his religion.

    If Tebow pulls a Tiger Woods and is caught sleeping around, go ahead and blast him for being a hypocrite. But then the only thing he does is lose a game, is it really neccesary to mock his religion (and yes, the Messiah line is mockery)?

    All I’m saying is that, if you disagree with Tebow’s eyeblack statements (as I do), you can express that disagreement in courteous way, or you can be an ass.

    In this case, you seemed like an ass, at least to me.[/quote]

    again, i respect tebow all day, and i can’t really speak for phil, but i don’t think he was trying to tear tebow down because he has a fish on his car. he was just saying florida was out, and some people are wired too tight to read it that way. i don’t think anybody is saying tebow’s personal jesus is bad, or that believing in religion, tebow’s specifically in this situation, is bad. but tebow brings that shit on himself, so the tag line is apt because he throws his personal beliefs in everybody’s face all the time always instead of keeping them to himself. if every time he had a mic in his face he spoke of something else, i am sure phil would have referenced that. i don’t think he was trying to be an ass, nor do i think his statement is assy, he was just referencing the ten commandments movie, and if you here edward g robinson’s voice in your head when you read it, it’s funny. it’s not like he referenced the wizard of oz and said screw jesus and his little tebow too.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 8:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”365407″]Minnesota is traveling to Tempe (again) to face the Division I FBS team geographically closest to them, Iowa St.[/quote]

    The Insight Bowl…never liked that name either. Played in the desert, call it the Dust Bowl.

    Hey bread and ice cream makers, how ’bout a Bread Bowl or a Sundae Bowl?

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 8:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”365446″][quote comment=”365439″]Rangers in blue, Red Wings in white – about as good as it gets.[/quote]

    What bowl are they in?[/quote]

    The way the Wings are playing the Toliet Bowl

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 8:29 pm |

    cards in monochrome red

    ouch

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 8:30 pm |

    Miami and Wisconsin in the Champs Bowl

  • Geeman | December 6, 2009 at 8:30 pm |

    Why can’t the NCAA ban personal messages on eye black? The paste-on eye black doesn’t work anyway; only the grease does, according to studies. So the only purpose of it is messages that just end up ticking us all off one way or another. Ban it like they banned McMahon’s Adidas headband. Let’s get some interns on this ASAP! (Or are they all busy putting ketchup and mustard in the same bottle for Mr. Kramer?)

    Have a great night, everyone

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 8:32 pm |

    Here’s the whole bowl schedule now:
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 8:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”365453″]Here’s the whole bowl schedule now:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    UCLA has to wait until next Saturday to find out if they are going bowling or not. They have to root for Army to lose next Saturday.

  • rpm | December 6, 2009 at 8:41 pm |

    buh, sorry, hear.

  • leon | December 6, 2009 at 8:44 pm |

    Chick-fil-A Bowl

    And don’t Bogart it.

  • Taxman | December 6, 2009 at 8:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”365456″]Chick-fil-A Bowl

    And don’t Bogart it.[/quote]
    Good one.
    Just thinking how we didn’t have Chick Fil-a in MD back when I would “partake”… woulda been a lot cooler if we did.

  • Brandon | December 6, 2009 at 8:55 pm |

    Rumored USA kits for the World Cup. I’m a fan of the current design, but I don’t think they look too bad.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • Taxman | December 6, 2009 at 9:02 pm |

    Okay here is what I think about unitards: Don’t like ’em.
    Ed Reed, or some other sleek athlete in black head to toe – not my favorite look, but I can understand why someone else might like this.
    Larry Fitzgerald in red from the neck down – I like it even less, but maybe you appreciate it.
    Now, looking at the AZ offensive linemen – all I can think is 20 lbs of shit in a 10 lb bag. A red bag at that.

  • rpm | December 6, 2009 at 9:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”365457″][quote comment=”365456″]Chick-fil-A Bowl

    And don’t Bogart it.[/quote]
    Good one.
    Just thinking how we didn’t have Chick Fil-a in MD back when I would “partake”… woulda been a lot cooler if we did.[/quote]

    i dig, you’re a vegetarian now.

  • Taxman | December 6, 2009 at 9:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”365458″]Rumored USA kits for the World Cup. I’m a fan of the current design, but I don’t think they look too bad.

    http://sports.yahoo....
    Who makes those?

  • JTH | December 6, 2009 at 9:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”365341″]Happy birthday, James![/quote]
    Thanks, Jim. And thank you, Phil.

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 9:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”365459″]Okay here is what I think about unitards: Don’t like ’em.
    Ed Reed, or some other sleek athlete in black head to toe – not my favorite look, but I can understand why someone else might like this.
    Larry Fitzgerald in red from the neck down – I like it even less, but maybe you appreciate it.
    Now, looking at the AZ offensive linemen – all I can think is 20 lbs of shit in a 10 lb bag. A red bag at that.[/quote]

    agreed

    this is a very bad look

    on the other hand…nobody rocks black monochrome like the ducks

    /too bad it’s not a school color

  • Mike Engle | December 6, 2009 at 9:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”365406″]good job on it, but the paulbrowns are already perfect, it’s the best uniform in sports.

    flip nailed it pretty good, but all this talk of tebow, who i love watching play and respect, and tag lines getting all sorts of francis panties in a bunch. all i can say francisez is replace stuff with he word jesus here.
    if i may continue on the subjest of jesus and the uf uniforms. i read yesterday’s entry/comments too late to say anything, and still nothing today about the obvious…they looked like lily white baptismal robes, especially when you consider their alter boy quaterback. nobody saw that? it is the first thing i thought of when they ran on the field, here come the florida saviors ♮♭marching on tooooo waaaaar♭. the next thing i thought was jesus might forsake them for that.

    also from yesterday’s comments, you here jason?
    6’5″ 205 april of 1970 from baltimore md, and since i don’t play video games i would be a freshman. i would like to smash heads for the rest of the gang, so how’s about making me a centre. if i can’t be on the line, i was a purdy decent sam in a 5-2 back in the day, but i would rather block for mothervilker and ricko. my pops wore 71 for the terps, so give me that number, and my eye black should say corn & mother, or art & fag, no facemask. i don’t know how you determine what qualities a player has but here are some facts, other then my having screws loose in the brain-pan, that might help you determine my player if i make the team. my speed may have been average, but i once knocked someone out without putting down my taco. i can do the splits(or at least i could), used to french braid my hair on special occasions, and can tell you when there is a pressure drop from the bones i crushed in my left thumb. i pissed my pants when i was charged by a grizzly bear but didn’t run, i roll my own smokes, drink bourbon, and live in a studio without direct running water that get’s heat 4 hours a day even when it is -10. oh and chicks dig me because i rarely wear underwear, and when i do it is usually something unusual. i hope that helps you assess what kind of traits i should have if i make the team as a computer football centre.[/quote]
    Mr. Marshall: TMI.

  • rpm | December 6, 2009 at 9:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”365462″][quote comment=”365341″]Happy birthday, James![/quote]
    Thanks, Jim. And thank you, Phil.[/quote]
    oh snap. happy birthday jth!!!

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 9:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”365439″]Rangers in blue, Red Wings in white – about as good as it gets.[/quote]

    Nothing like an original six matchup in great sweaters.

  • Joe D | December 6, 2009 at 9:20 pm |

    http://nusports.cstv...

    Northwestern got an Outback Bowl bid. Two things about the above link (assuming the site hasn’t corrected it by the time you click on it).

    The women’s hoodie is labeled for the Outback Bowl but the graphic on the hoodie is for the Champs Sports Bowl (where many thought NU would be playing) and the men’s t-shirt says January 1, 2009 when the game will be 2010.

  • JTH | December 6, 2009 at 9:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”365465″][quote comment=”365462″][quote comment=”365341″]Happy birthday, James![/quote]
    Thanks, Jim. And thank you, Phil.[/quote]
    oh snap. happy birthday jth!!![/quote]
    Don’t sweat it. I’ve had no presence in the comments this past week so I’m easily forgotten.

    And in case anyone’s wondering, I got Bears-Vikings tickets. Ummmm… thanks, I think.

  • Mike Engle | December 6, 2009 at 9:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”365468″][quote comment=”365465″][quote comment=”365462″][quote comment=”365341″]Happy birthday, James![/quote]
    Thanks, Jim. And thank you, Phil.[/quote]
    oh snap. happy birthday jth!!![/quote]
    Don’t sweat it. I’ve had no presence in the comments this past week so I’m easily forgotten.

    And in case anyone’s wondering, I got Bears-Vikings tickets. Ummmm… thanks, I think.[/quote]
    Happy birthday Mr Huening!

  • Stevo | December 6, 2009 at 9:30 pm |

    I just noticed that Brett Favre has an extra horizontal bar on his facemask. Anyone remember seeing him wearing that kind of mask before?

  • rpm | December 6, 2009 at 9:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”365464″][quote comment=”365406″]good job on it, but the paulbrowns are already perfect, it’s the best uniform in sports.

    flip nailed it pretty good, but all this talk of tebow, who i love watching play and respect, and tag lines getting all sorts of francis panties in a bunch. all i can say francisez is replace stuff with he word jesus here.
    if i may continue on the subjest of jesus and the uf uniforms. i read yesterday’s entry/comments too late to say anything, and still nothing today about the obvious…they looked like lily white baptismal robes, especially when you consider their alter boy quaterback. nobody saw that? it is the first thing i thought of when they ran on the field, here come the florida saviors ♮♭marching on tooooo waaaaar♭. the next thing i thought was jesus might forsake them for that.

    also from yesterday’s comments, you here jason?
    6’5″ 205 april of 1970 from baltimore md, and since i don’t play video games i would be a freshman. i would like to smash heads for the rest of the gang, so how’s about making me a centre. if i can’t be on the line, i was a purdy decent sam in a 5-2 back in the day, but i would rather block for mothervilker and ricko. my pops wore 71 for the terps, so give me that number, and my eye black should say corn & mother, or art & fag, no facemask. i don’t know how you determine what qualities a player has but here are some facts, other then my having screws loose in the brain-pan, that might help you determine my player if i make the team. my speed may have been average, but i once knocked someone out without putting down my taco. i can do the splits(or at least i could), used to french braid my hair on special occasions, and can tell you when there is a pressure drop from the bones i crushed in my left thumb. i pissed my pants when i was charged by a grizzly bear but didn’t run, i roll my own smokes, drink bourbon, and live in a studio without direct running water that get’s heat 4 hours a day even when it is -10. oh and chicks dig me because i rarely wear underwear, and when i do it is usually something unusual. i hope that helps you assess what kind of traits i should have if i make the team as a computer football centre.[/quote]
    Mr. Marshall: TMI.[/quote]

    when you stand with two bowie knives in your hands 6 inches from a grizzly bear that just charged 100 yards at a full sprint, snots in your face, and rears back while your life flashes before your eyes in the canadian rockies, it’s okay to admit you let a little loose if you live.

    other then that, what’s so bad? oh wait, the 2nd reference to stripes? the bill murray line about his loose noodle? i was sort of kidding, but it’s not like i don’t wear pants, so what if i do go free range? jason is making super techmo bloggers, isn’t that more important then any delicate sensibilities? the stripes reference was just making comment #? come full cirle.

  • Mickel | December 6, 2009 at 9:49 pm |

    Interesting how Seahawks kicker Olindo Mare wears his jersey untucked. http://prod.static.s...

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”365471″]when you stand with two bowie knives in your hands 6 inches from a grizzly bear that just charged 100 yards at a full sprint, snots in your face, and rears back while your life flashes before your eyes in the canadian rockies, it’s okay to admit you let a little loose if you live.[/quote]

    so, like…what happened next?

    do you have a stuffed bear in yer studio?

  • JTH | December 6, 2009 at 9:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”365469″][quote comment=”365468″][quote comment=”365465″][quote comment=”365462″][quote comment=”365341″]Happy birthday, James![/quote]
    Thanks, Jim. And thank you, Phil.[/quote]
    oh snap. happy birthday jth!!![/quote]
    Don’t sweat it. I’ve had no presence in the comments this past week so I’m easily forgotten.

    And in case anyone’s wondering, I got Bears-Vikings tickets. Ummmm… thanks, I think.[/quote]
    Happy birthday Mr Huening![/quote]
    Merci, Monsieur Engle

  • JTH | December 6, 2009 at 10:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”365473″][quote comment=”365471″]when you stand with two bowie knives in your hands 6 inches from a grizzly bear that just charged 100 yards at a full sprint, snots in your face, and rears back while your life flashes before your eyes in the canadian rockies, it’s okay to admit you let a little loose if you live.[/quote]

    so, like…what happened next?

    do you have a stuffed bear in yer studio?[/quote]
    No shit. I haven’t seen a stuffed bear. You use that bruin’s hide as a duvet to compensate for the lack of heat?

  • Joseph Skiba | December 6, 2009 at 10:03 pm |

    Someone mentioned a new pant being worn on our team? Your correct, Osi Umenyiora is wearing a new seamless pant, you can see the difference in the width of the stripes…

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 10:05 pm |

    completely off topic but funny as hell…i just got this e-mail:

    Happy Coming Christmas !

    we provide high quality mold and related products. You can send us your project data for quotation. we can do some preliminary analysis for you (part structure, parting line , gate , ejector mark position, welding line ,shrinkage mark , etc. then maybe we can give you some suggestion according the mold design but don’t effect part function.) Maybe I will call you confirm if you get this mail. thank you first!

    im pretty sure it’s spam, but can anyone help me decipher what, exactly, is being offered? mold? ejector mark position? shrinkage? wtf?

    /ok, back to unis

  • Dwayne | December 6, 2009 at 10:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”365279″]Was “Where’s Your Messiah now?” really necessary? Didn’t think so. Not the first time Uni Watch has disappointed me with such attempts at humor or attention-grabbing headlines…[/quote]

    This, I agree with…

  • rpm | December 6, 2009 at 10:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”365473″][quote comment=”365471″]when you stand with two bowie knives in your hands 6 inches from a grizzly bear that just charged 100 yards at a full sprint, snots in your face, and rears back while your life flashes before your eyes in the canadian rockies, it’s okay to admit you let a little loose if you live.[/quote]

    so, like…what happened next?

    do you have a stuffed bear in yer studio?[/quote]

    it’s a loooooooooooooooooong story, i’ll tell it to you fully when we meet if you would like, it is pretty crazy. but the short answer is god knows how long i stood toe to toe with her barking, because time stopped, i can still see her slow-mo snot dripping from my cheek, and hear my heart thumping. at some point i said to myself, on the count of three, thrust your knives at her jugular and hope she doesn’t kill you first. so i counted 1-2-th…and she went galloping off. why? don’t know. there is more to it, like the lesbians, an invitation for a residency at the banff centre, and the woman i found in a diabetic comma, but i have already said more then i intended on that subject, i’ll tell you the full story next summer.

  • Johnny O | December 6, 2009 at 10:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”365476″]Someone mentioned a new pant being worn on our team? Your correct, Osi Umenyiora is wearing a new seamless pant, you can see the difference in the width of the stripes…[/quote]

    Congrats on the win today Joe. Any reason Tuck had a lot of problems with his vector logos? Was he the only one?

  • Rich | December 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”365394″]

    Anyone remember the Astro Blue Bonnet Bowl?[/quote]

    Brought to you on the Mizzlou Network!

  • Taxman | December 6, 2009 at 10:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”365476″]Someone mentioned a new pant being worn on our team? Your correct, Osi Umenyiora is wearing a new seamless pant, you can see the difference in the width of the stripes…[/quote]
    New seamless pant: Isn’t that what Namath wore?
    http://208.106.250.7...

  • Johnny O | December 6, 2009 at 10:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”365463″][quote comment=”365459″]Okay here is what I think about unitards: Don’t like ’em.
    Ed Reed, or some other sleek athlete in black head to toe – not my favorite look, but I can understand why someone else might like this.
    Larry Fitzgerald in red from the neck down – I like it even less, but maybe you appreciate it.
    Now, looking at the AZ offensive linemen – all I can think is 20 lbs of shit in a 10 lb bag. A red bag at that.[/quote]

    agreed

    this is a very bad look

    on the other hand…nobody rocks black monochrome like the ducks

    /too bad it’s not a school color[/quote]

    I don’t really care for monochrome looks either. I REALLY do not like Wisconsin’s away white ensemble:

    http://scores.espn.g...

    Question is, what would they do in place of them? I am glad they are not going black for black sake. (No Sconnie teams do that, I don’t think)

    I guess the same goes for the monochrome whites of Oregon, and recently Florida. Do people like the Storm Trooper look?

  • rpm | December 6, 2009 at 10:14 pm |

    i have a question. does anybody know who is the “home” team in the bowl games? if espn list’s osu vs. oregon, would that mean oregon is home? normally it would. is the higher ranked team home? how it work? but i would love to try to picture what things will look like for the various games, might help me make my picks come pool time.

  • MEMAL | December 6, 2009 at 10:20 pm |

    Alright, I was waiting for someone to say it, but no one did. How are David Sonny’s Bengal unis different from the unis they wore before their last uni change? The black stripes in the orange look a little different and the shoulder stripes go more to the edge of the shoulder, but I can’t see how that’s not just a return back to an older style, and an ugly style at that!

    The discussion here drives me crazy when people complain about Cincy’s uniforms just because of the sidebar on the jersey and the short pants stripe. I think that has been the best uni update in the NFL since it not only incorporates some of the past elements(Tiger stripes in orange stipes), but it also takes a very pleasant leap forward with a new number style and unique sleeve stripes that I find complement the entire outfit. When they made the change the team had just taken a big step forward on the field and the update seemed to reflect the manner and mentality of that Bengals team that was looking to write a brand new chapter in the history of the Bengals franchise.

    No rip intended on David’s design, there’s just no visible difference.

  • Joseph Skiba | December 6, 2009 at 10:26 pm |

    Anyone watching the Cards/Vikes? I beleive Fitz is wearing a new gamepant…it’s clearly a different material then the other players…shiny and looks like a pair of tights…

  • david | December 6, 2009 at 10:31 pm |

    [quote comment=\”365485\”]Alright, I was waiting for someone to say it, but no one did. How are David Sonny\’s Bengal unis different from the unis they wore before their last uni change? The black stripes in the orange look a little different and the shoulder stripes go more to the edge of the shoulder, but I can\’t see how that\’s not just a return back to an older style, and an ugly style at that!

    The discussion here drives me crazy when people complain about Cincy\’s uniforms just because of the sidebar on the jersey and the short pants stripe. I think that has been the best uni update in the NFL since it not only incorporates some of the past elements(Tiger stripes in orange stipes), but it also takes a very pleasant leap forward with a new number style and unique sleeve stripes that I find complement the entire outfit. When they made the change the team had just taken a big step forward on the field and the update seemed to reflect the manner and mentality of that Bengals team that was looking to write a brand new chapter in the history of the Bengals franchise.

    No rip intended on David\’s design, there\’s just no visible difference.[/quote]

    Go check out their last two uniforms. Neither of them had the abbreviated stripes angles towards the number, instead they wrapped all the way around the sleeve. Next, the sleeve numbers were in the position that was used in the first attempt at stripes in 1981, yet the stripes themselves came from the change in 1997. The alternate colored collar and sleeve bands comes from the modern uniform as does the B logo.

    Any more questions?

  • Joseph Skiba | December 6, 2009 at 10:35 pm |

    the vectors were makeshift heatseal patches…they don’t hold up and peel off during the game cause it can’t handle the stretch of the jersey

  • LI Phil | December 6, 2009 at 10:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”365486″]Anyone watching the Cards/Vikes? I beleive Fitz is wearing a new gamepant…it’s clearly a different material then the other players…shiny and looks like a pair of tights…[/quote]

    clearly it’s having a effect on the viking secondary

  • JTH | December 6, 2009 at 10:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”365476″]Someone mentioned a new pant being worn on our team? Your correct, Osi Umenyiora is wearing a new seamless pant, you can see the difference in the width of the stripes…[/quote]
    Wait. So you can put stripes on pants without seams? Don’t the Browns’ players supposedly love their brown trousers because they’re less restrictive due to the lack of stripes/seams?

  • rpm | December 6, 2009 at 10:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”365490″][quote comment=”365476″]Someone mentioned a new pant being worn on our team? Your correct, Osi Umenyiora is wearing a new seamless pant, you can see the difference in the width of the stripes…[/quote]
    Wait. So you can put stripes on pants without seams? Don’t the Browns’ players supposedly love their brown trousers because they’re less restrictive due to the lack of stripes/seams?[/quote]

    a lot of good it does ’em

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 10:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”365463″][quote comment=”365459″]Okay here is what I think about unitards: Don’t like ’em.
    Ed Reed, or some other sleek athlete in black head to toe – not my favorite look, but I can understand why someone else might like this.
    Larry Fitzgerald in red from the neck down – I like it even less, but maybe you appreciate it.
    Now, looking at the AZ offensive linemen – all I can think is 20 lbs of shit in a 10 lb bag. A red bag at that.[/quote]

    agreed

    this is a very bad look

    on the other hand…nobody rocks black monochrome like the ducks

    /too bad it’s not a school color[/quote]

    I gotta tell ya, those Texans unis have become my guilty uni pleasure. I’d wear those. The Cards don’t look quite as good to me, but I’d still wear them.

  • JimV19 | December 6, 2009 at 10:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”365481″][quote comment=”365394″]

    Anyone remember the Astro Blue Bonnet Bowl?[/quote]

    Brought to you on the Mizzlou Network![/quote]

    Ah, the Mizzlou…

    I think they did the Liberty Bowl, too, back when it was just the Liberty Bowl. Good times, good times…

  • Chuck | December 6, 2009 at 10:57 pm |

    those Browns mock ups are horrible! But then again, I am against any changes in their unis. I wish they would ditch those brown pants already!

  • Chris | December 6, 2009 at 10:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”365483″][quote comment=”365463″][quote comment=”365459″]Okay here is what I think about unitards: Don’t like ’em.
    Ed Reed, or some other sleek athlete in black head to toe – not my favorite look, but I can understand why someone else might like this.
    Larry Fitzgerald in red from the neck down – I like it even less, but maybe you appreciate it.
    Now, looking at the AZ offensive linemen – all I can think is 20 lbs of shit in a 10 lb bag. A red bag at that.[/quote]

    agreed

    this is a very bad look

    on the other hand…nobody rocks black monochrome like the ducks

    /too bad it’s not a school color[/quote]

    I don’t really care for monochrome looks either. I REALLY do not like Wisconsin’s away white ensemble:

    http://scores.espn.g...

    Question is, what would they do in place of them? I am glad they are not going black for black sake. (No Sconnie teams do that, I don’t think)

    I guess the same goes for the monochrome whites of Oregon, and recently Florida. Do people like the Storm Trooper look?[/quote]

    I dont put Wisconsin in the ‘Storm Trooper’ category. Too much contrasting red. Take Oregon last year…that was a ‘Storm Trooper.’ It was basically just completely white except the numbers. The helmet has no stripes, none on the jersey, none on the pants. The diamond plating barely showed up. Wisconsin, Oregon this year and now recently Florida have too much other colors going on for a cool Storm Trooper look.

  • aflfan | December 6, 2009 at 11:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”365493″][quote comment=”365481″][quote comment=”365394″]

    Anyone remember the Astro Blue Bonnet Bowl?[/quote]

    Brought to you on the Mizzlou Network![/quote]

    Ah, the Mizzlou…

    I think they did the Liberty Bowl, too, back when it was just the Liberty Bowl. Good times, good times…[/quote]

    Yes, the good ole days. The Tangerine Bowl, The Peach Bowl, the Blue-Gray game on Christmas day was a must see to pick out helmets of the participating players and the Aloha Bowl

  • JTH | December 6, 2009 at 11:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”365491″][quote comment=”365490″][quote comment=”365476″]Someone mentioned a new pant being worn on our team? Your correct, Osi Umenyiora is wearing a new seamless pant, you can see the difference in the width of the stripes…[/quote]
    Wait. So you can put stripes on pants without seams? Don’t the Browns’ players supposedly love their brown trousers because they’re less restrictive due to the lack of stripes/seams?[/quote]

    a lot of good it does ’em[/quote]
    Hmmm… 1-11 and this is their only W so far.

    I guess it is paying off. Well played, Mangenius.

  • rpm | December 6, 2009 at 11:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”365497″][quote comment=”365491″][quote comment=”365490″][quote comment=”365476″]Someone mentioned a new pant being worn on our team? Your correct, Osi Umenyiora is wearing a new seamless pant, you can see the difference in the width of the stripes…[/quote]
    Wait. So you can put stripes on pants without seams? Don’t the Browns’ players supposedly love their brown trousers because they’re less restrictive due to the lack of stripes/seams?[/quote]

    a lot of good it does ’em[/quote]
    Hmmm… 1-11 and this is their only W so far.

    I guess it is paying off. Well played, Mangenius.[/quote]

    i can’t wait until he is gone. it would be one thing if he brought back the fightin’ sipesfor a road look, i could deal with that if i had to knowing that sanity would eventually be restored.

    dear favourite vibraphoner~ bill murray

  • Tripp | December 6, 2009 at 11:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”365448″][quote comment=”365407″]Minnesota is traveling to Tempe (again) to face the Division I FBS team geographically closest to them, Iowa St.[/quote]

    The Insight Bowl…never liked that name either. Played in the desert, call it the Dust Bowl.

    Hey bread and ice cream makers, how ’bout a Bread Bowl or a Sundae Bowl?[/quote]

    Well, it was called the Copper Bowl prior to Insight.com buying the naming rights. So, that ties into Arizona. Wish it still were in Tucson, miss going to some games.

  • Thomas Clark | December 7, 2009 at 12:16 am |

    Just wanted to pass along the logos for the ACHA National Tournaments coming up in March. The American Collegiate Hockey Association (ACHA) is the governing body for NCAA Non-Varsity Hockey Clubs across America.

    Men’s Division I – Chicago, IL

    Men’s Division II – Simsbury, CT

    Men’s Division III – Estero, FL

    Women’s Division I and II don’t have logos up yet.

  • Thomas Clark | December 7, 2009 at 12:17 am |

    hmm..for some reason the Division III link didn’t work.

    http://www.achahocke...

  • Kaptain K | December 7, 2009 at 12:22 am |

    [quote comment=”365448″][quote comment=”365407″]Minnesota is traveling to Tempe (again) to face the Division I FBS team geographically closest to them, Iowa St.[/quote]

    The Insight Bowl…never liked that name either. Played in the desert, call it the Dust Bowl.

    Hey bread and ice cream makers, how ’bout a Bread Bowl or a Sundae Bowl?[/quote]

    Can we call this year’s Insight Bowl the “Mustard and Ketchup Bowl”? Just this year though.

    On a side note, I have ALWAYS referred to the Humanitarian Bowl as the “Blue Rug Bowl” and I always will, corporate sponsorship or no corporate sponsorship!

  • JTH | December 7, 2009 at 12:34 am |

    [quote comment=”365498″]dear favourite vibraphoner~ bill murray[/quote]
    I never realized how awkward that line seems when it’s written out.

    Oh, God! I wish I was a loofah!

  • rpm | December 7, 2009 at 12:42 am |

    [quote comment=”365503″][quote comment=”365498″]dear favourite vibraphoner~ bill murray[/quote]
    I never realized how awkward that line seems when it’s written out.

    Oh, God! I wish I was a loofah![/quote]

    true, context does make a difference. i figured since i referenced stripes. then again, it is an olde movie.

  • Plasnick | December 7, 2009 at 1:27 am |

    Phil,

    I don’t see how the Tebow comment could have been anything other than a dig at his Christianity. It’s nothing you couldn’t have seen or read on [Deadspin, South Park, you name it], but in those venues, being offensive is the raison d’etre.

    If someone in the CBS studio had come out with your line after the game, he would have been let go, and certainly wouldn’t have been able to hide behind the defense that he was just quoting The Simpsons. To be honest, the exact same line floated through my head as I watched him cry, but that speaks only to how I had reduced Tebow to a caricature of himself.

    Tebow is under no obligation to keep his religion to himself, and you are under no obligation to keep your opposition to religion (or at least his expression thereof) to yourself, but let’s call a spade a spade.

    One other thing . . . it may still be true that an atheist would have a hard time getting elected in the U.S, but in the media/blogosphere, there is more acceptance for the most aggressive anti-religious viewpoint than there is for anything but the blandest expression of religious belief.

  • Doug | December 7, 2009 at 1:36 am |

    [quote comment=\”365385\”]Seahawks are wearing their dark blue pants (that they wore with the neon green jerseys) with their blue home jerseys. I kind of like it. It breaks up the monochrome look that they usually have. I was wondering if they were ever going to use this combo.[/quote]

    I like that the Seahawks have a unique shade of blue, and I think the darker blue makes for a decent accent, but at least on TV (from the highlights I saw) the darker pants weren\’t distinct enough from the jerseys. Ultimately, their \”standard\” blue is not light enough for there to be sufficient contrast.

    The dark pants might be worth pairing with the white jerseys for a road game, but I think going with their usual blue pants (as they have done recently) is still better. And implementing the white pants with the blue jerseys for home games is at least worth a shot.

    The dark blue pants looked better with the green jerseys–not that it looked good, merely better than their other pant options would have. But it\’s okay if they never pull out that ensemble again.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 7, 2009 at 3:35 am |

    Seattle’s white pants are underutilized and underrated.

    This comment, because it is being made at 3:30 AM EST, will be underread.

  • rpm | December 7, 2009 at 3:42 am |

    [quote comment=”365507″]Seattle’s white pants are underutilized and underrated.

    This comment, because it is being made at 3:30 AM EST, will be underread.[/quote]

    i got yer back green goblin, i just finished 10 hrs of bobble production, and decided it would be a good idea to put up the blue christmas tree to wind down, i want to have it up for open studio friday anyway. none ther less, yes, the white pants are underrated.

  • Eric B in KC | December 7, 2009 at 4:01 am |

    [quote comment=”365507″]Seattle’s white pants are underutilized and underrated.

    This comment, because it is being made at 3:30 AM EST, will be underread.[/quote]

    i read it five times just to make up for the lack of traffic

  • rpm | December 7, 2009 at 4:23 am |

    [quote comment=”365509″][quote comment=”365507″]Seattle’s white pants are underutilized and underrated.

    This comment, because it is being made at 3:30 AM EST, will be underread.[/quote]

    i read it five times just to make up for the lack of traffic[/quote]

    ironically betwixt bobbles and this whole does phil hate jesus nonsense, i had a disagreement with my pineapple about liturgical colours. i insist i have an all blue(silver and white are fine too as the reflect blue) tree every year as i have for 20 years because that is the proper colour of christmas, but she insists that purple is the colour of both the advent and lent, and my tree is heathen. have you heard anything more absurd?! a non blue christmas? totally the wrong uniform, she so does not respect god the way i do. she says i am a hell loving jesus hating lutheran, but she is so an idol worshiping catholic. i ask you, who is going to hell? i even said fine to colourful birds on the tree, but she still thinks i hate jesus. maybe i should suggest this to phil, but can you name the band that tune was stolen from?

  • Eric B in KC | December 7, 2009 at 4:38 am |

    slayer?

  • The Hemogoblin | December 7, 2009 at 4:45 am |

    [quote comment=”365509″][quote comment=”365507″]Seattle’s white pants are underutilized and underrated.

    This comment, because it is being made at 3:30 AM EST, will be underread.[/quote]

    i read it five times just to make up for the lack of traffic[/quote]

    I can feel the love.

    Seriously, you’re way too close right now. Personal space…

  • The Hemogoblin | December 7, 2009 at 4:50 am |

    Senor Marshall,

    I am a believer in a different sort of Christmas tree. My mom’s tree has nothing but heirloom ornaments that she got from her family, ornaments my siblings or I got her, and ornaments that my siblings or I made.

    It’s fun when, instead of the aesthetic appeal, you go for the meaningful approach to Christmas. To me, Christmas is way more about what the decorations and gifts mean to you than it ever is about how it looks on the outside.

    So, yeah, my Christmas tree is going to be a bigger clusterfuck than a Buffalo sports uniform, but I don’t care, because it means something. Substance over style, any day of the week.

  • rpm | December 7, 2009 at 5:06 am |

    [quote comment=”365513″]Senor Marshall,

    I am a believer in a different sort of Christmas tree. My mom’s tree has nothing but heirloom ornaments that she got from her family, ornaments my siblings or I got her, and ornaments that my siblings or I made.

    It’s fun when, instead of the aesthetic appeal, you go for the meaningful approach to Christmas. To me, Christmas is way more about what the decorations and gifts mean to you than it ever is about how it looks on the outside.

    So, yeah, my Christmas tree is going to be a bigger clusterfuck than a Buffalo sports uniform, but I don’t care, because it means something. Substance over style, any day of the week.[/quote]

    i dig that, and totally agree, i was goofing slightly. the tree is about a growth, all trees are about that, my tree is of my parents tree, as their’s was. i just like blue as a colour of christmas. i rif on orange packaging and shit like that, i just like my “blue” tree. my pineapple who is a bit younger then me has birds, we can collect those as the rest of the tree stays blue. i fucking love birds, 99% of my non sports art is about birds, so i love that idea. maybe as pineapple and i grow we have a tree that is nothing but birds, but until then, it is blue tree. does that make sense?

  • The Hemogoblin | December 7, 2009 at 5:12 am |

    Oh yeah. It’s funny how Christmas is so different for so many people. My Filipino friend’s family Christmas tree was absolutely gorgeous, but everything was in absolutely perfect order. It fit them, but it would never work for me. It’s such an individualistic holiday.

    Christmas is all about what it means for you.

    I’ve only gone Black Friday shopping once in my 19 years on the face of this planet. It may have something to do with the fact that my mom makes as much as it costs me to go to U of O in a year (I’m a smart cookie though– I have enough financial aid and scholarships to not have loans), but I’m all about doing meaningful things. The incredible diversity of the things on my mother’s Christmas tree is one of the things I enjoy most about Christmas. (That, and reading ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas in every accent you can imagine… that’s unbridled hilariousness.)

  • The Hemogoblin | December 7, 2009 at 5:16 am |

    Along those lines of meaningful Christmas gifts:

    My mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas last year. I simply replied, “Goose.” My mommy is German and when she was young, every year her family would have goose. I thought it would be fantastic to celebrate that tradition again, as she had only made a Christmas goose once in my life that I could remember. The goose officially counted as one of my Christmas gifts from my mom, but it was more than worth it. It’s the only thing that I was given last year that I can expressly remember was a Christmas present.

  • rpm | December 7, 2009 at 5:24 am |

    oops. somehow i deleted the line about how i have collected and been given/inherited blue ornaments from nephews, ma and pa, and sibs n such. didn’t know i did that. i also didn’t mention my tree is my grandparents circa 50’s tree that loses inches every year as the branches go kaput and i shave the top. i also didn’t mention many of the ornaments i have are my parents or my grandparents collected when we lived behind the iron curain. anyway, it has meaning past “blue”.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 7, 2009 at 5:30 am |

    [quote comment=”365517″]oops. somehow i deleted the line about how i have collected and been given/inherited blue ornaments from nephews, ma and pa, and sibs n such. didn’t know i did that. i also didn’t mention my tree is my grandparents circa 50’s tree that loses inches every year as the branches go kaput and i shave the top. i also didn’t mention many of the ornaments i have are my parents or my grandparents collected when we lived behind the iron curain. anyway, it has meaning past “blue”.[/quote]

    Oh, you greedy bastard, with your style and your function. I still wouldn’t trade my Christmas for the world. (I could still go for a present from God though: the girl I like could come home for Christmas too, instead of going to South Dakota, and my feelings wouldn’t be hurt. It sucks when you like someone that goes to a college that’s hours away from you. It really does. Santa Claus, please take note.)

    To me, there’s nothing better than just taking time to bond with the family and enjoy all of your past memories and create new ones for the future.

    (Holy crap, I just got really sentimental. Sometimes I swear I’m a 40-year old trapped in the body of a 19-year old.)

    (Also, I fucking love my parentheses, and copy editors everywhere can just get fucked about it.)

    (Note: I’m a copy editor.)

  • rpm | December 7, 2009 at 6:04 am |

    [quote comment=”365518″][quote comment=”365517″]oops. somehow i deleted the line about how i have collected and been given/inherited blue ornaments from nephews, ma and pa, and sibs n such. didn’t know i did that. i also didn’t mention my tree is my grandparents circa 50’s tree that loses inches every year as the branches go kaput and i shave the top. i also didn’t mention many of the ornaments i have are my parents or my grandparents collected when we lived behind the iron curain. anyway, it has meaning past “blue”.[/quote]

    Oh, you greedy bastard, with your style and your function. I still wouldn’t trade my Christmas for the world. (I could still go for a present from God though: the girl I like could come home for Christmas too, instead of going to South Dakota, and my feelings wouldn’t be hurt. It sucks when you like someone that goes to a college that’s hours away from you. It really does. Santa Claus, please take note.)

    To me, there’s nothing better than just taking time to bond with the family and enjoy all of your past memories and create new ones for the future.

    (Holy crap, I just got really sentimental. Sometimes I swear I’m a 40-year old trapped in the body of a 19-year old.)

    (Also, I fucking love my parentheses, and copy editors everywhere can just get fucked about it.)

    (Note: I’m a copy editor.)[/quote]

    wait, my pineaple is in school, her in st.l, me in chicago, no difference. style and function? really?!?! i told you the opposite. not that i don’t like the style, but mine it is largely a family tree with sentimental value, collected as i said when we lived behind the iron curtain. did you miss that? and i never said your tree was wrong either, dig your own tree. what is with people today? is it national crack day?

    and on greedy, that is a low fucking blow to someone who is so not. who asked you to trade/change your ways to fit my ideal, not me. you do what you want, i would never said your ideal was greedy, or anything else. why is mine?

  • The Hemogoblin | December 7, 2009 at 6:15 am |

    I didn’t mean function. I meant tradition. Fuckin’ fingers. It IS 3 AM here after all.

    It’s amazing how one fucked up word changes everything.

    Jesus, I’m so sorry, man. Don’t take that the wrong way.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 7, 2009 at 6:15 am |

    (I mean, I can understand how you took that the wrong way. I just really don’t want you to. I’m SO SORRY.)

    I totally need to read my posts before hitting “say it”. I miss the preview.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 7, 2009 at 6:17 am |

    Hence, “greedy” was meant as a compliment. I wasn’t actually calling you greedy.

    Damn it.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 7, 2009 at 6:19 am |

    I meant to say that you got both of them in one fell swoop.

    Aw, dammit. I think I blew this one.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 7, 2009 at 6:24 am |

    ROOOOOOOBERRRRRRRRRRT

    PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEASEEEEEEEEE come back

    PLLLLLLLLLLLEEEEEEEEEEASSEEE

    I’m thinking this is definitely in the running for “worst misplaced word ever”.

  • The Hemogoblin | December 7, 2009 at 6:38 am |

    Problem solved. When in doubt, email.

  • JTH | December 7, 2009 at 7:54 am |

    A note to our audience: tonight, the role of Mikey will be played by Kenny Ocker.

  • MEMAL | December 7, 2009 at 10:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”365487″][quote comment=\”365485\”]Alright, I was waiting for someone to say it, but no one did. How are David Sonny\’s Bengal unis different from the unis they wore before their last uni change? The black stripes in the orange look a little different and the shoulder stripes go more to the edge of the shoulder, but I can\’t see how that\’s not just a return back to an older style, and an ugly style at that!

    The discussion here drives me crazy when people complain about Cincy\’s uniforms just because of the sidebar on the jersey and the short pants stripe. I think that has been the best uni update in the NFL since it not only incorporates some of the past elements(Tiger stripes in orange stipes), but it also takes a very pleasant leap forward with a new number style and unique sleeve stripes that I find complement the entire outfit. When they made the change the team had just taken a big step forward on the field and the update seemed to reflect the manner and mentality of that Bengals team that was looking to write a brand new chapter in the history of the Bengals franchise.

    No rip intended on David\’s design, there\’s just no visible difference.[/quote]

    Go check out their last two uniforms. Neither of them had the abbreviated stripes angles towards the number, instead they wrapped all the way around the sleeve. Next, the sleeve numbers were in the position that was used in the first attempt at stripes in 1981, yet the stripes themselves came from the change in 1997. The alternate colored collar and sleeve bands comes from the modern uniform as does the B logo.

    Any more questions?[/quote]

    So, yeah, there’s nothing really special. Got it!