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And Now…The Clarksville Finalists…You Pick The Winner

Bahry, Jeff-Clarksville TN_WildcatBy Phil Hecken

You will all recall that over the past two weekends, I had the pleasure of bringing you the participants in the “Clarksville ‘Design-A-Uniform’ Contest.” All the entries were outstanding, and it really was a labor of love hosting the contest. But we’re not quite done yet, as Coach Marc Walls has looked over each and every design, for uniforms and logos, and he’s narrowed it down to five finalists in two categories: Best Uniform and Best Logo. He’s allowed me to put his final five to a vote, and a short poll will follow the descriptions. If you want to refresh your memory, here is the full set of every submission. Click on any individual window and it will enlarge that graphic.

I will now turn the post over to Coach Walls, who’ll set up the finalists:

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Hey Phil,

Wanted to chime in on those top choices you asked for. Overall comments: A really fine job done by all of the people who submitted work. Our players would be proud to wear any of your designs. One overall comment I’d like to make, is that I think some of the uniform templates some of the designers used were just fantastic. It really helped these designs come alive, and made me want to see some of the other ones the same way. It was hard to pick these few, but the criteria I used involved these factors:

Is it realistic?: Loved the off the wall submissions from some people, and our players loved seeing the multiple designs. I don’t think I’ve ever seen yellow pants for sale before though, and I think there’s a reason for that!

Is it something I can take to a uniform outfitter?: While the more professionally designed ones were great, I really enjoyed many of the submissions from the more amateur designers. I appreciate the effort because I couldn’t do any better. Unfortunately, for some, I just couldn’t print a picture and say “make me this.”

Is it unique?: Everyone wants to stand out, and for the right reason. I appreciate those uniform sets that are obviously original, because so many teams at the high school level, for budget reasons, use pretty simple designs.

Here then, in the category of “Best Uniform,” are the five finalists:

Joe Hilsberg: One thing I’m not crazy about in this set is the Capitol “C” on the grey Clarksville set. I’m not opposed to a vertical arch with a simple varsity block. Big fan of the “c-ville” logo. Not sure why. It’s kind of gimmicky, but something that would definitely be an attention getter. Overall, just a well thought out set.

Ryan Muraro: Another clean, well thought out set. Not too busy. I like the idea of the “C” logo with the “hs” inside. Plus, paired with the hat we already use, it’s obviously something that will mesh with what we’ve got going on. I like the less is more approach, and I really like the script “Clarksville.”

Steve Lastname: Is “Lastname” really Steve’s lastname? Kind of cartoonish, but I’ve always been a fan of the v-neck top like Stanford wears. I also like the “C” logo on the black jersey with the “cats” inside. Overall, a fun design. White and greys are nice and clean. I would change the “Clarksville” on the white set to the “Wildcats” wordmark on the yellow jersey. City names on the home jersey are always a pet peeve of mine. I’ve always thought you advertise who you are at home and where you’re from on the road.

Andy Altemus: I enjoy this set, and the thought put into it. I like the color set as it is, but would really like to see the set in a more “yellow” gold. I’ve always enjoyed that fancy font and number font. Simple, and effective. A great job.

Jeff Bahry: I really like the work he did on the multiple logos. Really good stuff. As far as the uniforms go, I think it’s contemporary, clean and well designed. Not too busy with the trim, which some might disagree with, but I like it. It’s a realistic uniform design.

An honorable mention to the uniform set by Kevin Callahan, which I think we would all agree was just fantastic, and the sort of throwback set that everyone would love. I loved the color combination, and would be proud to wear it. However, the design would be impossible to replicate unless we were ordering a throwback fit uniform set. But, I just wanted to give a public thanks to Kevin. Hopefully you do this type of work regularly, and if you do I’d love to see some more examples of things you’ve created.

And next are the “Best Individual Logos:”

Jeff Bahry’s logo set: Just enjoyed the overall effort of the design.

Chad Stilson – “C” logo: very creative spin on the Cubs “C” I really enjoyed it.

Ed Westfield – “C” logo with “hs” inside: One of my favorites. Really liked it on the home whites.

Kevin Connolly – Really enjoyed the whole set: the Wildcats script, the paw wrapping the ball.

Thomas Stafford – really enjoyed the “C” with the clawmark: Wasn’t crazy about the jersey font, otherwise the whole uniform set would have been a true favorite of mine

Another honorable mention to the Tennesse Flag alternate logo from David Vines: I really liked it. I thought it was clever, and something we’d love to put on as a jersey patch. A Great job.

Overall, I’m very impressed Phil. There are several of these logos and uniform sets that we’d love to use. I’d like to contact all of those people and thank them personally, and for those where we might be able to change the shade of gold, I’d like to do that as well. What I’d like to do is any time we use a logo or design for anything, we’re going to give that person a copy of their work. If we use a logo on a shirt, we’ll send them a shirt and a thank you note from our players. If it’s a hat, and so forth. We’re launching a website soon, and we’re going to give a thank you to those designers by name. If they run a business, we’ll happily advertise their business at no cost to them. However, I will request that anything we use we can have sent to us in a format that can be used to replicate. I’m sure you know what I’m talking about, but if, for example, all we have of a logo is a jpeg, then the company that does our screen printing will charge an artwork fee to redraw it in their program. Saves us unnecessary fees, and really, if I’m going to pay, I’d rather pay the person whose idea it was. Thanks again for all of your hard work, and if you need any clarification on what specific design I’m talking about, feel free to ask. Thanks Phil.

Marc

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No, Marc — THANK YOU! Obviously you and I aren’t quite done with this, and certainly you’ll have some business with all the participants. But now it’s time to turn it over to the readers for their say.

It’s very simple folks, and I’ll ask for your indulgence one last time. Please take a moment to vote for your favorite uniform and logo in the Clarksville Design-A-Uniform Contest. One vote each for the best uniform set and logo set, as identified above by Coach Walls.

Once again, a huge THANK YOU to Marc Walls and to each and every participant. I’ll be back to let you know the final tallys, but please know, everyone who participated is a true sport and you’re all winners.

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benchies headerAhhh…the simple joy of a Sunday Benchies. Ooooohhh…and a new character too! Here’s Ricko:

Always good to “one up” the bar stud. Even if he is dumb as a box of hair. Or maybe it’s even BETTER if he’s that dumb? Hmmm…too close to call.

Enjoy your Sunday Benchies.

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nfl uni tweaksOur next round of NFL uniform tweaks/revisions and concepts is upon us.

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We’ll get started today with Ronnie Poore, who has an interesting concept for the Panthers:

Hey,

Enjoying all the NFL tweaks being posted on the uniwatchblog. Here’s my version of the Carolina Panthers. My take is “what if the Panthers joined the AFL in 1960, what would their uniform look like?” I took away silver, but kept the light blue and black. Gave them Northwestern stripes and a plain block C helmet logo. Even though alternate jerseys weren’t a staple in the 60’s I couldn’t resist the urge to give them a light blue jersey. Whaddya think?

Ronnie Poore

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Our next redesign (more of a tweak really) comes from Dave Ebert, who’s taken on da Bears:

Phil,

I’ve been an avid dropper by to your site for a long time now. I really got excited when you started talking about revising the classic NFL uniforms. My beloved Chicago Bears recent choices have really stuck in my craw. What, with the Awful hack job on their alternate orange jerseys, to the WRONG socks when they come out in “all white”. I would love to infiltrate their uniform laboratory and inject my opinions.

In the designs I threw together, I basically went back to a similar look to the 1960’s uniforms, but added a “C” to the helmet. The idea was to eliminate the white striping on all elements. (shirt sleeves, pants and helmet) oh, and of course a grey face mask. I love the way the orange looks, right up against the navy. Kind of like the Giants’ red helmet stripe. That really does it for me.

Anyway, I hope you like. If I need to become a member to get these out there, I’m thinking I might have to.

Regards

Dave Ebert

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Our next set comes from Lukas Nowinsky, who wants to change both the worst (understandable) and best uniforms in the NFL, the Bills and the Packers. But he explains the Packers tweak with this:

Hey Phil,

Let me start by saying I love the Packers uniforms the way they are, and I hope they stay that way. Since all the teams seem to be getting tweaks from fans, though, I thought I’d give the Pack a hypothetical makeover. I’ve attached a new home and away version.

Once I finished my Packers tweaks I couldn’t help but try to improve some
of the worst uniforms in football, the Bills. I went back to the royal
blue
, and scrapped the mono-navy they’ve been wearing.

Thanks,

Luke

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Moving along, we have Joe Katz, who has done some minor tweaking (and one major tweak) on the Rams:

took the Rams uniforms and did a few minor tweaks. Mainly, I killed the all blue look, and added a all gold look (not much of better, but I really like the gold.) I figured, if you’re gonna have a all color uni, and the blue looks terrible, you might as well go with gold.

Also, I took the gold from the shoulder logo, which was lighter than the rest of the gold in the uni, and made all of the gold that lighter gold.

The other changes are here, here and here.

Thanks, Phil, keep up the good work
Joe Katz

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And our last submission today comes from Amos Miller, who’s decided to take on the entire NFC North:

I set out to change up the Vikings current terrible uniforms. I ended up redesigning the entire NFC north. I attempted to incorporate some element of history into each uni redesigned.

With the Vikings I wanted to keep a “modern” look but wanted to create something a bit less cluttered then the rags they don now. I ended up with the shoulder stripe equally being two different colors. On the away uniforms I attempted to incorporate the shoulder stipes of old by adding a line of purple piping underneath the dual stripe design. Upon completeing all I could think of was the Rams current Unis, but I liked them enough that I kept it.

I next set out to give a team pinstripes because I thought it would be novel. I ended up with the Bears due to their history in vertical stripes (’94 throwbacks and 20’s leather). I threw in the bears claw mark pants for shits and giggles. I began to feel as thought I was redesigning the Broncos so on the away set I put the old iconic sleeve strips.

With the Packers I couldn’t really think of a way to include the old uni elements, so I just started pasting in a bunch of modern stripes and other junk. I later decided to put shoulder yokes in with an attempt the somewhat match the ’94 throwbacks.

With the Lions I began by looking at some only logos, I of course found the White lion on two vertical stripes of blue and silver. The colors on the logo where slightly darker than the colors used now. I used the two stripe motif across the uni and replace the white lion with the modern logo they introduced at the beginning of this year.

Oh, and in response to your post about D2 football programs, being that my hometown is Bemidji, MN I can tell you that it’s pronounced something like Buh-MIh-gee.

Really enjoying the Uni Tweak section every Sunday.

Have a good one,

Amos Miller

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OK, that’s it for this round of Uni Tweaks. I still have several more, and they keep pouring in, so keep them coming. Obviously, this is a pretty popular feature, and I have to say, some of the submissions have been absolutely outstanding.

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5 & 1bNow that the NCAA football season has basically concluded, I’ve asked our man in the street, Jim Vilk, to come up with a season ending “Best Ten and Worst Five” college football uni matchups, spanning the entire season. Remember, these are his opinions, so be sure to hurl any vitriol in Jim’s direction. Let’s see what he came up with:

10. Temple/Penn State — Rectifying a rookie mistake — I completely left this beauty off my second-ever list…

9. Duke/Kansas — Almost like watching the Manning brothers face off, eh?

8. UCLA/Tennessee — I always thought this matchup would be good in a bowl game.

7. LSU/Georgia — One of the brightest games of the year.

6. Oklahoma/Texas — Beauty in simplicity.

5. Texas/Nebraska — I didn’t wait for the clock to almost tick to zero — I picked this matchup very quickly…

4. Indiana/Michigan — For some reason, I can hear Billy Crystal’s Fernando saying, “It’s better to look good than to feel good.”

3. Tulane/SMU — I like a good horsey helmet and I like green/blue unis, so this matchup is a worthy finalist.

2. LSU/Ole Miss — See the description for matchup #5.

1. UCLA/USC — Too bad the game wasn’t as stellar as it looked.

And Jim’s Absolute 5 Worst:

5. Ball State/Eastern Michigan — I have this thing against all-green teams on a green field.

4. Virginia Tech/Maryland – One over-hyped uni plus one well-intentioned tribute equals one mess.

3. Oregon/Arizona — One has almost no school colors, the other has a bit too many.

2. Tennessee State/Florida A&M — Well, at least it wasn’t monochrome…

1. San Jose State/Boise State — I also have this thing against all-blue teams (in really goofy unis) on a blue field.

I wanted to nominate Oregon/Boise State instead, but that pre-dated the lists (and I think Phil would have overruled me anyway).

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Phil here. Thanks, Jim. How FAMU/TSU can only rank as the second worst game baffles me. And how you could possibly even think I’d let you put the Oregon Storm Troopers as a “worst” also boggles the mind. But a nice job with the rest of the list. Can’t say I agree with all your choices, but your quips are good.

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scoreboardGuess The Game From The Scoreboard: Back to the pros today for a gridiron riddle. Although you can only see a partial scoreboard, that shouldn’t make much difference — either you know this game, or you don’t. Please try to find a link and post the link in the comments. Ready? Guess The Game From The Scoreboard. And, as always, if you enjoy the game, please send me some new scoreboards! Drop me a line. Thanks!

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rose bowl rose inlineAs we begin counting down the days till the Rose Bowl, I’m going to be joined by tOSU’s biggest fan Larry Bodnovich and the man who’s been bringing you the Ducktracker all season long, Michael Princip, in a weekly look at some fun Ohio State University and University of Oregon factoids, uni histories and other fun stuff. Larry, of course, will be tackling the Buckeyes, and Michael will handle the Ducks.

We’ll begin with Larry today. He found out a fascinating little nugget about tOSU’s Heisman Trophy winning running back, Archie Griffin.

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I was looking though the All-American teams from Playboy. I came to 1975 and see “Archie Griffin” is not the real Archie Griffin. It is also funny how the only guy wearing white is the fake Archie. I do know that Woody Hayes would not let his players take part in the Playboy shoot. A year or so before John Hicks and Randy Gradishar were on the team. But the pics of those 2 look photshopped or airbrushed or whatever they did back then.

I got a kick out of seeing this fake Archie Griifin. I do not know who the guy is. I posted that on an OSU board and one guy said it looked like Greg Hines. But Hines was a lanky guy.

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Thanks Larry. I gotta agree…our mystery man is probably not Gregory Hines. Great stuff. And now, on to Michael’s contribution.

In the spirit of the Ducktracker, I simply present to you Michael Princip’s “Ducks In The Rose Bowl” history. Unis and history all wrapped into one — be sure to click on all the stuff (including rare pictures and video) that’s in there — it’s an AMAZING job.

I learned this week that the Ducks weren’t always called the Ducks, their school colors were once green and yellow, and they have only been in the Rose Bowl a total of four times — 1917, 1920, 1995, and the 1958 game, which featured tOSU against UO — it’s a rematch that’s been in the making for 52 years. And it’s what we’re counting down to in the next few weeks.

Thanks Larry & Michael! Can’t wait to see what you have for us next week.

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Couple last things before the wrap — there seemed to be enough interest in a “College Football Pool” for the Bowl games, but I haven’t worked out the details yet. Well, that, and I haven’t found someone who’s proficient enough at the setup to have a contest ready today. I’m hoping today to make that happen. If not, perhaps Paul can make an announcement during the week. If I get it set up, I’ll post the link back in the main article.

Keep the “rename the Winter Classic” slogans coming. Personally, I happened to like “Pond Bond,” but that’s just me. Lets see if we can’t throw a few more out there.

And now, we’re done. Thanks to Marc Walls for his input on the Clarksville Wildcats Uniform contest. Once again, if you haven’t already please take a minute to vote in the poll. It’s only two choices, so it shouldn’t take you more than a few seconds. Congrats to all the “finalists” and one more big thanks to everyone who participated. Great stuff all.

Have a Super Sunday.

 

135 comments to And Now…The Clarksville Finalists…You Pick The Winner

  • Ben | December 13, 2009 at 7:49 am |

    Random uniform thought: Watching the Army-Navy game on Saturday, I don’t hate the Midshipmen’s uniforms as much as I once did. From a far, it looks like a military dress uniform, complete with rank shoulder boards.

  • JTH | December 13, 2009 at 7:51 am |

    Since Jim’s pick for #1 is sure to get the color-vs.-color discussion going again today, I may as well start things off. (Hey, the first syllable of my last name is “hue” for pete’s sake.)

    So how about this for the NFL? All preseason games where teams have sufficiently contrasting colors shall be played with both teams in dark jerseys. Obviously, Packers/Steelers, 49ers/Chiefs, Cardinals/Reskins, etc. will not be options.

    A) Just about every preseason game is played at night so there should be no need for teams to wear white for its light-reflective properties.
    B) Nobody gives a shit about the NFL preseason anyway.

  • The Jeff | December 13, 2009 at 8:00 am |

    …continuing from yesterday (sorry)

    This is going to be my final post on this issue, I promise.

    Yes, I want to eliminate MOST of the white jerseys. I want teams to wear their colors. I want a primary jersey and a secondary jersey. Every team would wear their primary jersey unless the colors were too close, then the visiting team would be forced to their secondary jerseys. In the case of almost every team, that means 2 different colored jerseys. The Raiders would have a black jersey or a silver jersey. The Bears would be navy or orange. Green Bay would be green or yellow. The Colts would still be blue or white.

    I realize that not every color combination works. Navy vs black is no good. Neither is orange vs red. But most colors work just fine, and every single matchup in the entire league could be done color vs color. Even though I’m letting teams like the Colts and Jets have white as their secondary jersey, they still would only wear it on the road. Colts at Giants – fine, Indy would wear white. Giants at Colts – the Giants use red.

    Ricko makes a valid point about the visibility issues, but quite bluntly, I don’t care. As a fan, watching on TV, I want to see color vs color. If that means the refs have to watch a little closer, great. If it means a few extra interceptions because Carson Palmer forgets that he’s in orange against the black-jersey-wearing Steelers, so be it.

    The real reason it isn’t going to happen is all about money. The NFL sells too many white jerseys to step in and eliminate the majority of them. They can make a lot more money if they’ve got 4 or 5 different jerseys to sell for each team (seriously… white, dark, alternate, throwback, unused fantasy alternate, etc) than if there was a strict 2 jersey per team limit like I want. That’s why it isn’t going to happen.

    …and I’m done. No more color vs color posts.

  • Stuby | December 13, 2009 at 8:06 am |

    Did you know…

    Toby Gerhart is actually the second Stanford player to wear #7 and finish 2nd in the Heisman voting to an SEC running back.

    1982 Herschel Walker > John Elway

    Bizarre that Stanford wouldn’t have retired #7 by now and weird that Gerhart wouldn’t carry his baseball number (24) over to football.

  • The Jeff | December 13, 2009 at 8:10 am |

    …and in regards to today’s NFL concepts

    Pinstripes do not belong on a football uniform. Yeesh.

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 9:01 am |

    “Ricko makes a valid point about the visibility issues, but quite bluntly, I don’t care. As a fan, watching on TV, I want to see color vs color. If that means the refs have to watch a little closer, great. If it means a few extra interceptions because Carson Palmer forgets that he’s in orange against the black-jersey-wearing Steelers, so be it.”

    Obviously, there is no need for me to comment further, either.

    (And we also see once again why defense attorneys keep their clients from taking the witness stand).

    —Ricko

  • Johnny F. | December 13, 2009 at 9:09 am |

    I love the Ryan Muraro kits. His “C” logo with the “cat coming out of it” is the best of the bunch.

    This guy votes for Ryan! And you should too!

  • JAson | December 13, 2009 at 9:11 am |

    This is a bit inappropriate, but the Archie Griffin thing reminded me of one of Woody Hayes’ best quotes. When asked why he didn’t let his players attend the Playboy All America events, Woody replied “because you can’t play football with a hard on!”

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”366554″]This is a bit inappropriate, but the Archie Griffin thing reminded me of one of Woody Hayes’ best quotes. When asked why he didn’t let his players attend the Playboy All America events, Woody replied “because you can’t play football with a hard on!”[/quote]

    That was, to me, one of the first indications that Woody most certainly was losing touch with reality. He actually thought Ohio State football players weren’t getting laid in the ’70s. Note to Coach Hayes: EVERYBODY was getting laid in the ’70s.

    Speaking of recollections/milestones that will make some of us feel old. It has now been 40 years since John Lennon told Paul McCartney he was leaving The Beatles.

    —Ricko

  • Sam D. | December 13, 2009 at 9:31 am |

    The Bears pinstriped uniform didn’t look too bad. It would be interesting if football teams wore pinstripes… I wonder if any team ever has?

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 9:32 am |

    This just in, from the Boise State butt stripes…

    WE’RE #1!!!

    (And Boise State doesn’t think it gets the attention it so rightly deserves).

    —Ricko

  • Eric | December 13, 2009 at 9:49 am |

    does anyone know a free downloadable program to use to do create uniforms like in the Clarksville thing or the uni tweaks everyone does? email is eb.koufax@yahoo.com

    thanks!

  • M.Princip | December 13, 2009 at 9:56 am |

    Phil Wrote:
    “I learned this week that the Ducks school colors were once green and yellow…..”

    Nice! *lol*

  • M.Princip | December 13, 2009 at 10:00 am |

    I really like what Amos Miller did with the Lion’s vertical stripes and logo on the shoulder. That’s smart aesthetics right there.

    http://farm3.static....

  • aflfan | December 13, 2009 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”366560″]I really like what Amos Miller did with the Lion’s vertical stripes and logo on the shoulder. That’s smart aesthetics right there.

    http://farm3.static....

    Too bad no matter what you do to the Lions jerseys it is crap in a nicer wrapping, but it is still crap.

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”366561″][quote comment=”366560″]I really like what Amos Miller did with the Lion’s vertical stripes and logo on the shoulder. That’s smart aesthetics right there.

    http://farm3.static....

    Too bad no matter what you do to the Lions jerseys it is crap in a nicer wrapping, but it is still crap.[/quote]

    Well, Mark Ingram should make them a bit better next year, not to mention being a “hometown” hero.

    Or Suh, defense could use him.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”366554″]This is a bit inappropriate, but the Archie Griffin thing reminded me of one of Woody Hayes’ best quotes. When asked why he didn’t let his players attend the Playboy All America events, Woody replied “because you can’t play football with a hard on!”[/quote]

    Well, at the least the quarterback can’t…or shouldn’t.

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”366563″][quote comment=”366554″]This is a bit inappropriate, but the Archie Griffin thing reminded me of one of Woody Hayes’ best quotes. When asked why he didn’t let his players attend the Playboy All America events, Woody replied “because you can’t play football with a hard on!”[/quote]

    Well, at the least the quarterback can’t…or shouldn’t.[/quote]

    Ah, for the days of baggier football pants. Could hide it.
    http://www.thesportg...

  • Marc | December 13, 2009 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”366562″][quote comment=”366561″][quote comment=”366560″]I really like what Amos Miller did with the Lion’s vertical stripes and logo on the shoulder. That’s smart aesthetics right there.

    http://farm3.static....

    Too bad no matter what you do to the Lions jerseys it is crap in a nicer wrapping, but it is still crap.[/quote]

    Well, Mark Ingram should make them a bit better next year, not to mention being a “hometown” hero.

    Or Suh, defense could use him.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Ingram is a true sophomore, so he still has one year left of college. Suh would be a great pickup though

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 10:56 am |

    Speaking of Heisman winners…
    http://www.tedwatts....

    Great look at old unis, too.

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 10:57 am |

    Does Ed Westfiled\’s logo remind anyone else of the SEC logo?

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

    http://whatsthefuss....

    And notice the HUGE paw decal on the Clemson helmet:

    http://img.photobuck...

  • Jason | December 13, 2009 at 10:58 am |

    The scoreboard is from Dec. 16, 1973. OJ Simpson tops the 2,000-yard mark in the last game of the season against the Jets at Shea (R.I.P.).

    Here’s the boxscore, and here’s a little story about it.

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 10:59 am |

    [quote comment=”366564″][quote comment=”366563″][quote comment=”366554″]This is a bit inappropriate, but the Archie Griffin thing reminded me of one of Woody Hayes’ best quotes. When asked why he didn’t let his players attend the Playboy All America events, Woody replied “because you can’t play football with a hard on!”[/quote]

    Well, at the least the quarterback can’t…or shouldn’t.[/quote]

    Ah, for the days of baggier football pants. Could hide it.
    http://www.thesportg...

    That pic could be the cover of an adult film and the main actor could be “the Golden Boy” Paul Wellhung.

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 11:01 am |

    Regarding the All America pic, who is each player and what school did they represent?

  • aflfan | December 13, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”366562″][quote comment=”366561″][quote comment=”366560″]I really like what Amos Miller did with the Lion’s vertical stripes and logo on the shoulder. That’s smart aesthetics right there.

    http://farm3.static....

    Too bad no matter what you do to the Lions jerseys it is crap in a nicer wrapping, but it is still crap.[/quote]

    Well, Mark Ingram should make them a bit better next year, not to mention being a “hometown” hero.

    Or Suh, defense could use him.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Suh would be my choice since they already have Kevin Smith or an Offensive Lineman.

  • mike 2 | December 13, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    Today’s scoreboard

    http://www.pro-footb...

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 11:04 am |

    I didn’t know Georgia once wore a logo on front of the helmet (like the Hawaii rainbow logo helmet someone posted this week)…
    http://www.tedwatts....

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=”366570″]Regarding the All America pic, who is each player and what school did they represent?[/quote]

    Forget it..I found it…look through some of the past years pics…some cool uni pic…

    http://www.mmbolding...

    what’s wrong in this pic?

    http://www.mmbolding...

  • The Jeff | December 13, 2009 at 11:22 am |

    [quote comment=”366574″][quote comment=”366570″]Regarding the All America pic, who is each player and what school did they represent?[/quote]

    Forget it..I found it…look through some of the past years pics…some cool uni pic…

    http://www.mmbolding...

    what’s wrong in this pic?

    http://www.mmbolding...

    Looks like #56 and #66 have their helmets swapped.

    …and I’m really glad they’ve made improvements in fabric coloring. The metallic gold helmet with the mustard colored pants is ugly.

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 11:27 am |

    Jerry Ball in a running back number is HILARIOUS to me:

    http://www.mmbolding...

    considering this is how I will always remember him:

    http://www.bestsport...

  • JimV19 | December 13, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”366574″][quote comment=”366570″]Regarding the All America pic, who is each player and what school did they represent?[/quote]

    Forget it..I found it…look through some of the past years pics…some cool uni pic…

    http://www.mmbolding...

    what’s wrong in this pic?

    http://www.mmbolding...

    Perhaps the USC and ND guys did a helmet swap, the way soccer players do a jersey swap after the game.

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 11:29 am |
  • JimV19 | December 13, 2009 at 11:31 am |

    [quote comment=”366560″]I really like what Amos Miller did with the Lion’s vertical stripes and logo on the shoulder. That’s smart aesthetics right there.

    http://farm3.static....

    Agreed. I was pleasantly surprised at that great look.

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    In the defensive pic, the caption leaves ou the two players behind Derrick Thomas…one seems to be from Tulane, the other from UT, who are they?

    http://www.mmbolding...

  • The Jeff | December 13, 2009 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”366576″]Jerry Ball in a running back number is HILARIOUS to me:

    http://www.mmbolding...

    considering this is how I will always remember him:

    http://www.bestsport...

    Apparently 34 is a good number for, um, large people.

    http://www.websurfni...

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 11:39 am |

    MY HOLY GRAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have been searching YEARS for photo proof that tOSU wore red pony cleats…Here it is.
    Look at Steve Tovar’s feet!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.mmbolding...

  • JimV19 | December 13, 2009 at 11:40 am |

    [quote comment=”366552″]”Ricko makes a valid point about the visibility issues, but quite bluntly, I don’t care. As a fan, watching on TV, I want to see color vs color. If that means the refs have to watch a little closer, great. If it means a few extra interceptions because Carson Palmer forgets that he’s in orange against the black-jersey-wearing Steelers, so be it.”

    Obviously, there is no need for me to comment further, either.

    (And we also see once again why defense attorneys keep their clients from taking the witness stand).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I think we can all agree that contrast is a good thing, no matter what form it takes. With that common thread, we can move on to other issues.

    Speaking of contrasts, any college team want to use the uni in my picture? It’s not as if it’s being used in the NFL, anymore…

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”366582″]MY HOLY GRAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have been searching YEARS for photo proof that tOSU wore red pony cleats…Here it is.
    Look at Steve Tovar’s feet!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.mmbolding...

    I also thought that tOSU had the largest TV numbers in history. Check East Carolina’s behind Tovar.

  • M.Princip | December 13, 2009 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”366578″]fun pic:

    http://www.mmbolding...

    Boys will be Boz.

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”366584″][quote comment=”366582″]MY HOLY GRAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have been searching YEARS for photo proof that tOSU wore red pony cleats…Here it is.
    Look at Steve Tovar’s feet!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.mmbolding...

    I also thought that tOSU had the largest TV numbers in history. Check East Carolina’s behind Tovar.[/quote]

    WooHoo!

    http://www.mmbolding...

  • M.Princip | December 13, 2009 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”366573″]I didn’t know Georgia once wore a logo on front of the helmet (like the Hawaii rainbow logo helmet someone posted this week)…
    http://www.tedwatts....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Wow, great find. Also, thanks for that Ted Watts site. Found another pic. for the Illustrated NFL.

    http://www.tedwatts....

  • JimV19 | December 13, 2009 at 11:50 am |

    Along with Amos’ great idea for the Lions, I really liked Joe’s Rams (yes, especially the all-gold), Luke’s Bills (if the NFL allowed two helmets I’d like your Packers away set) and Dave’s Bears. Ronnie’s Panthers just need one more thing – give the two colored jerseys contrasting colored pants like the old Chicago Bruisers: http://filelibrary.m... His all-white uni is good as is.

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 11:50 am |

    Check out how young…and innocent, Ray Ray looks:

    http://www.mmbolding...

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 11:51 am |

    [quote comment=”366582″]MY HOLY GRAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I have been searching YEARS for photo proof that tOSU wore red pony cleats…Here it is.
    Look at Steve Tovar’s feet!!!!!!!!!!!

    http://www.mmbolding...

    Ya shoulda mentioned it.
    I’m sure I could have helped you out with that.
    “Shoe deals” haven’t be around forever, you know. There were years when you’d see cleats from several different manufactuters on teams. I can tell you for sure TOSU players were wearing red puma and red adidas on the field at the same time during the Archie Griffin years.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 11:54 am |

    Wanna see a different-looking uni?
    Someone find Prairie View from yesterday.
    Mono sort of khaki (or something), purple numbers with an athletic gold drop shadow. (I think, anyway, only caught the highlight package).

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | December 13, 2009 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”366587″][quote comment=”366573″]I didn’t know Georgia once wore a logo on front of the helmet (like the Hawaii rainbow logo helmet someone posted this week)…
    http://www.tedwatts....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Wow, great find. Also, thanks for that Ted Watts site. Found another pic. for the Illustrated NFL.

    http://www.tedwatts....

    Love that Chiefs pic. Good to see Mr. Stenerud’s included on there.

    Every time I see Hank Stram in that suit, it reminds me of when NFL Films miked him up for Super Bowl IV. That should have been a warning sign for what was to come with today’s motormouth players. I read or heard somewhere that the Chiefs players were wondering why Stram wouldn’t shut up on the sideline. They didn’t know he was miked up for the game.

    “Gotta keep matriculating the ball down the field!”

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”366591″]Wanna see a different-looking uni?
    Someone find Prairie View from yesterday.
    Mono sort of khaki (or something), purple numbers with an athletic gold drop shadow. (I think, anyway, only caught the highlight package).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Might have been gray. TV I was watching was off, I think.

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 12:02 pm |

    Best Prairie View photo I can find, so far.
    Looks gray…
    http://www.pvamu.edu...

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”366592″][quote comment=”366587″][quote comment=”366573″]I didn’t know Georgia once wore a logo on front of the helmet (like the Hawaii rainbow logo helmet someone posted this week)…
    http://www.tedwatts....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Wow, great find. Also, thanks for that Ted Watts site. Found another pic. for the Illustrated NFL.

    http://www.tedwatts....

    Love that Chiefs pic. Good to see Mr. Stenerud’s included on there.

    Every time I see Hank Stram in that suit, it reminds me of when NFL Films miked him up for Super Bowl IV. That should have been a warning sign for what was to come with today’s motormouth players. I read or heard somewhere that the Chiefs players were wondering why Stram wouldn’t shut up on the sideline. They didn’t know he was miked up for the game.

    “Gotta keep matriculating the ball down the field!”[/quote]

    Darn, though…doesn’t include Prairie View’s likely most well-known football alum…Otis Taylor.

    (don’t I tie things together well)

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | December 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”366593″][quote comment=”366591″]Wanna see a different-looking uni?
    Someone find Prairie View from yesterday.
    Mono sort of khaki (or something), purple numbers with an athletic gold drop shadow. (I think, anyway, only caught the highlight package).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Might have been gray. TV I was watching was off, I think.[/quote]

    it was gray

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 12:04 pm |

    awesome old-timey pics:

    http://www.mmbolding...

    Get your foot off your damn helmet, idiot:

    http://www.mmbolding...

    AWFUL:

    http://www.mmbolding...

    photoshpped?:

    http://www.mmbolding...

  • JimV19 | December 13, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    Next weekend’s FCS (I’m Calling It 1-AA) championship would be a visual feast for the Jeff if they went color vs. color: Villanova http://media.timesdi... vs. Montana http://media.timesfr...

    After my list today, one might assume that I don’t like monochrome unis. One would be mostly right. However, these two schools pull it off better than most.

    Go Wildcats.

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”366594″]Best Prairie View photo I can find, so far.
    Looks gray…
    http://www.pvamu.edu...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Not to mention a great illusration of why numbers should be moved up for NNOB (if the yoke seam wouldn’t be there to get in the way, of course).

  • JimV19 | December 13, 2009 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”366596″][quote comment=”366593″][quote comment=”366591″]Wanna see a different-looking uni?
    Someone find Prairie View from yesterday.
    Mono sort of khaki (or something), purple numbers with an athletic gold drop shadow. (I think, anyway, only caught the highlight package).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Might have been gray. TV I was watching was off, I think.[/quote]

    it was gray[/quote]

    Powder white?

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 12:07 pm |

    Interesting…check out the defensive caption for the omission:

    http://www.mmbolding...

  • LI Phil | December 13, 2009 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”366598″]
    After my list today, one might assume that I don’t like monochrome unis it should be my last. One would be mostly right.[/quote]

    (fixed)

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”366596″][quote comment=”366593″][quote comment=”366591″]Wanna see a different-looking uni?
    Someone find Prairie View from yesterday.
    Mono sort of khaki (or something), purple numbers with an athletic gold drop shadow. (I think, anyway, only caught the highlight package).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Might have been gray. TV I was watching was off, I think.[/quote]

    it was gray[/quote]

    lol. Looked better on that schmutzy TV. Looked sorta like color of “original Padres” road unis. Would be a really unique set.

    —Ricko

  • FormerDirtDart | December 13, 2009 at 12:11 pm |

    Have to say I was disappointed in some degree with both Army’s an Navy’s uniforms yesterday.
    While I was glad to see Nike had suited Army in a traditional look, the missing various organizational patches from the Army at large replaced with simply the USMA patch was truly disappointing. As a 20 year veteran I found this previous addition that the team was felt they were representing the Army as a whole, no merely the academy.
    As for Navy’s uniform, I understand and can appreciate the significance of all of the uniform elements. However, it came across as more of a bad Halloween costume then something that was intended to honor the Naval Service. But, at least they saw fit to honor the Navy organizations around the globe by wearing their patches.

  • JimV19 | December 13, 2009 at 12:12 pm |

    Ricko, your Mick is on to something. While the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, the way to a woman’s heart is through her kids. Good one.

  • JimV19 | December 13, 2009 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”366602″][quote comment=”366598″]
    After my list today, one might assume that I don’t like monochrome unis it should be my last. One would be mostly right.[/quote]

    (fixed)[/quote]

    That’s it, you’re getting two green Seahawks jerseys for Christmas instead of one…

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”366605″]Ricko, your Mick is on to something. While the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, the way to a woman’s heart is through her kids. Good one.[/quote]

    Thanks.

    “Round up the chicks and the hen will follow.”

    Heard that a long time ago. ;)

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”366604″]Have to say I was disappointed in some degree with both Army’s an Navy’s uniforms yesterday.
    While I was glad to see Nike had suited Army in a traditional look, the missing various organizational patches from the Army at large replaced with simply the USMA patch was truly disappointing. As a 20 year veteran I found this previous addition that the team was felt they were representing the Army as a whole, no merely the academy.
    As for Navy’s uniform, I understand and can appreciate the significance of all of the uniform elements. However, it came across as more of a bad Halloween costume then something that was intended to honor the Naval Service. But, at least they saw fit to honor the Navy organizations around the globe by wearing their patches.[/quote]

    Yeah, Navy’s unis were kinda fun. For Tulsa, maybe, but not for Navy. I kept wondering if the band was wearing football unis.

    “76 trombones led the big parade…”

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”366600″][quote comment=”366596″][quote comment=”366593″][quote comment=”366591″]Wanna see a different-looking uni?
    Someone find Prairie View from yesterday.
    Mono sort of khaki (or something), purple numbers with an athletic gold drop shadow. (I think, anyway, only caught the highlight package).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Might have been gray. TV I was watching was off, I think.[/quote]

    it was gray[/quote]

    Powder white?[/quote]

    Bright black.

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 12:31 pm |

    Okay, Giants fans, is the notion of screwing with the Eagles’ playoff situation enough motivation today?

    In the rain and cold, too, apparently.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | December 13, 2009 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”366606″]That’s it, you’re getting two green Seahawks jerseys for Christmas instead of one…[/quote]

    as long as one is a gamer

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”366611″][quote comment=”366606″]That’s it, you’re getting two green Seahawks jerseys for Christmas instead of one…[/quote]

    as long as one is a gamer[/quote]

    I love someone who proudly shows their tats.

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”366612″][quote comment=”366611″][quote comment=”366606″]That’s it, you’re getting two green Seahawks jerseys for Christmas instead of one…[/quote]

    as long as one is a gamer[/quote]

    I love someone who proudly shows their tats.[/quote]

    Wow! A publicity still from Will Farrell’s next movie…BLADES OF SNOT.

  • M.Princip | December 13, 2009 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”366611″][quote comment=”366606″]That’s it, you’re getting two green Seahawks jerseys for Christmas instead of one…[/quote]

    as long as one is a gamer[/quote]

    Phil, step away from the MS Paint.

  • JimV19 | December 13, 2009 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”366613″][quote comment=”366612″][quote comment=”366611″][quote comment=”366606″]That’s it, you’re getting two green Seahawks jerseys for Christmas instead of one…[/quote]

    as long as one is a gamer[/quote]

    I love someone who proudly shows their tats.[/quote]

    Wow! A publicity still from Will Farrell’s next movie…BLADES OF SNOT.[/quote]

    Starring Brian http://i31.photobuck... and Bennie http://i31.photobuck... Blades?

  • Tim | December 13, 2009 at 12:46 pm |

    sorry if this was already mentioned in the comments previously. Pens backup goalie Brent Johnson looks to have an alternate mask that he wears when the Pens are wearing the light blue alts. i could be wrong but, based on his Led Zep fandom, the alternate mask looks based on the Physical Graffiti album artwork with a navy blue tint. however, i couldn’t find any good close-up photos in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette or Tribune-Review from the game against the Panthers last night.

  • LI Phil | December 13, 2009 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”366613″][quote comment=”366612″][quote comment=”366611″][quote comment=”366606″]That’s it, you’re getting two green Seahawks jerseys for Christmas instead of one…[/quote]

    as long as one is a gamer[/quote]

    I love someone who proudly shows their tats.[/quote]

    Wow! A publicity still from Will Farrell’s next movie…BLADES OF SNOT.[/quote]

    the only way to bag a classy lady is to give her two tickets to the gun show…and see if she likes the goods

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”366615″][quote comment=”366613″][quote comment=”366612″][quote comment=”366611″][quote comment=”366606″]That’s it, you’re getting two green Seahawks jerseys for Christmas instead of one…[/quote]

    as long as one is a gamer[/quote]

    I love someone who proudly shows their tats.[/quote]

    Wow! A publicity still from Will Farrell’s next movie…BLADES OF SNOT.[/quote]

    Starring Brian http://i31.photobuck... and Bennie http://i31.photobuck... Blades?[/quote]

    Was hoping someone would jump on that. lol

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”366617″][quote comment=”366613″][quote comment=”366612″][quote comment=”366611″][quote comment=”366606″]That’s it, you’re getting two green Seahawks jerseys for Christmas instead of one…[/quote]

    as long as one is a gamer[/quote]

    I love someone who proudly shows their tats.[/quote]

    Wow! A publicity still from Will Farrell’s next movie…BLADES OF SNOT.[/quote]

    the only way to bag a classy lady is to give her two tickets to the gun show…and see if she likes the goods[/quote]

    Kinda like inviting her to a UniWatch gathering then?

  • LI Phil | December 13, 2009 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”366619″][quote comment=”366617″]
    the only way to bag a classy lady is to give her two tickets to the gun show…and see if she likes the goods[/quote]

    Kinda like inviting her to a UniWatch gathering then?[/quote]

    wow…never ceases to amaze me…what cologne are you gonna go with? — london gentlemen or…wait…no no no, hold on — black beard’s delight

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”366620″][quote comment=”366619″][quote comment=”366617″]
    the only way to bag a classy lady is to give her two tickets to the gun show…and see if she likes the goods[/quote]

    Kinda like inviting her to a UniWatch gathering then?[/quote]

    wow…never ceases to amaze me…what cologne are you gonna go with? — london gentlemen or…wait…no no no, hold on — black beard’s delight[/quote]

    AXE. Cuz on TV they say woman almost attack you. And they wouldn’t lie.

  • LI Phil | December 13, 2009 at 1:10 pm |

    only getting one game at 1:00 — and the jets are wearing the wrong socks again

  • Sealsfan | December 13, 2009 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”366616″]sorry if this was already mentioned in the comments previously. Pens backup goalie Brent Johnson looks to have an alternate mask that he wears when the Pens are wearing the light blue alts. i could be wrong but, based on his Led Zep fandom, the alternate mask looks based on the Physical Graffiti album artwork with a navy blue tint. however, i couldn’t find any good close-up photos in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette or Tribune-Review from the game against the Panthers last night.[/quote]

    Here:

    http://twitpic.com/t...

  • Kurt Allen | December 13, 2009 at 1:15 pm |

    Seahawks – have the blue pants w/white jerseys for first time in a few years. Now if they can just bring back the green alternates…

  • Andrew E. Levitt | December 13, 2009 at 1:16 pm |

    Oh man why can’t we vote for the Callahan design? They could still produce them on a modern cut. Those are some beauts. Don’t care much for the alternates (just reminds me of Andrew Lloyd Webber) but otherwise those are some nice looking uniforms. The script on the homes is perfect and man oh man that original cat logo is dynamite. If I were playing against that ball club I would just bow down at those threads.

    I ended up voting Muraro just because I’m a sucker for the script on his aways.

    Phil, really, one of the easiest GTGs in weeks. http://rivals.yahoo....

  • JimV19 | December 13, 2009 at 1:16 pm |

    Football of a different sort right now: the undefeated Akron soccer team is taking on Virginia for the NCAA title. Akron’s wearing the ho-hum all-whites, while UVA is wearing all-blues with orange numbers.

  • LI Phil | December 13, 2009 at 1:22 pm |

    tampa bay cheerleaders wearing santa’s little helper outfits today

    /nice

  • Kurt Allen | December 13, 2009 at 1:33 pm |

    More Packers, including Jermichael Finley wearing jerseys with Giants-like stretched out NOB’s and smaller TV numbers…

  • Kurt Allen | December 13, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    Brandon Chillar’s wearing one, the ‘5’ on the TV number kind of looks like the big number…

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=\”366618\”][quote comment=\”366615\”][quote comment=\”366613\”][quote comment=\”366612\”][quote comment=\”366611\”][quote comment=\”366606\”]That\’s it, you\’re getting two green Seahawks jerseys for Christmas instead of one…[/quote]

    as long as one is a gamer[/quote]

    I love someone who proudly shows their tats.[/quote]

    Wow! A publicity still from Will Farrell\’s next movie…BLADES OF SNOT.[/quote]

    Starring Brian http://i31.photobuck... and Bennie http://i31.photobuck... Blades?[/quote]

    Was hoping someone would jump on that. lol[/quote]

    http://www.mmbolding...

  • LI Phil | December 13, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    ANNOUNCEMENT!!!

    a college football bowl pool has been set up, and will be ready shortly…details to follow (with link)

    once it’s announced, i’ll post a link to the pool in the main article as well as in the comments

  • Michael | December 13, 2009 at 1:42 pm |

    Watching Packers/Bears, and Jermichael Finley’s NOB is about half the size of the rest of the Packers.

  • Joel | December 13, 2009 at 1:57 pm |

    Did the Saints white jerseys always have white sleeve cuffs or where they black cuffs before?

  • Adam | December 13, 2009 at 2:11 pm |

    My name for the Minneapolis trip: Tuchas Freeze 2010. Or the Great Tuchas Freeze. Because you’re going to freeze your butt off when you come up here.

  • LarryB | December 13, 2009 at 2:31 pm |

    So many good things today. The Wildcats design contest, fun to see what guys can do there. JimV’s top 10 uni match ups.

    I liked Ronnie Poore Carolina Panthers 1960’s

    http://farm3.static....

  • LarryB | December 13, 2009 at 2:35 pm |

    And interesting to learn from Michael Princip how the Webfoots chose to wear blue and yellow early on.

    I love MP’s work on his webpages.

  • Stuby | December 13, 2009 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”366613″][quote comment=”366612″][quote comment=”366611″][quote comment=”366606″]That’s it, you’re getting two green Seahawks jerseys for Christmas instead of one…[/quote]

    as long as one is a gamer[/quote]

    I love someone who proudly shows their tats.[/quote]

    Wow! A publicity still from Will Farrell’s next movie…BLADES OF SNOT.[/quote]
    BLADES OF SNOT would be a great name for the Winter Gathering!

  • JimV19 | December 13, 2009 at 3:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”366637″][quote comment=”366613″][quote comment=”366612″][quote comment=”366611″][quote comment=”366606″]That’s it, you’re getting two green Seahawks jerseys for Christmas instead of one…[/quote]

    as long as one is a gamer[/quote]

    I love someone who proudly shows their tats.[/quote]

    Wow! A publicity still from Will Farrell’s next movie…BLADES OF SNOT.[/quote]
    BLADES OF SNOT would be a great name for the Winter Gathering![/quote]

    And this could be the logo:
    http://www.freeprint...

  • Brandon Davis | December 13, 2009 at 3:27 pm |

    Again, I want to warn Clarksville about passing off other team logos as their own, as we’ve seen a lot of schools getting cease and desists – This is a direct rip-off of the Sacramento Rivercats logo and the Arizona Wildcats wordmark.

    This also uses the Arizona wordmark and is an exact rip-off of the Cazenovia College logo in a different color palette.

  • LarryB | December 13, 2009 at 3:28 pm |

    http://www.mmbolding...

    Some of the early 1960’s Pboy teams are my favorites. How bright and colorful this picture is. The Pitt uniform looks sharp to me.

  • M.Princip | December 13, 2009 at 3:49 pm |

    Wow! Good call on that, those are pretty much direct rip offs; i.e.

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

    http://athletics.caz...

    However, do High School’s give a shit about this kind of stuff? They’re always rippin’ logos from pro, semi-pro, college teams…..etc. With seemingly know worries about cease & desist orders.

  • Scott Z | December 13, 2009 at 4:21 pm |

    UNI WATCH BOWL POOL Go to http://www.pooltrack... and click ‘join pool’. Select “UW Bowl Game Tracker”. Password is ‘UniWatch’. Make all your picks by Thursday’s New Mexico Bowl Kickoff.

  • aflfan | December 13, 2009 at 4:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”366642″]UNI WATCH BOWL POOL Go to http://www.pooltrack... and click ‘join pool’. Select “UW Bowl Game Tracker”. Password is ‘UniWatch’. Make all your picks by Thursday’s New Mexico Bowl Kickoff.[/quote]

    The New Mexico Bowl is the 19th which is Saturday.

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 4:35 pm |

    Yikes. I’m “Shades-of-Blue-with-Gold-on-the-Road-Team” Land.

    Rams-Titans on CBS, Chargers-Cowboys on Fox.

    —Ricko

  • rpm | December 13, 2009 at 5:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”366642″]UNI WATCH BOWL POOL Go to http://www.pooltrack... and click ‘join pool’. Select “UW Bowl Game Tracker”. Password is ‘UniWatch’. Make all your picks by Thursday’s New Mexico Bowl Kickoff.[/quote]

    why no spreads on the picks? that sucks, because there are alwasys a couple games where there is a huuuuge dog that i like, and they give someone a good game but lose by 1 pt, that should be a W not an L. now i can’t pick ’em. thanks for setting it up guys, i just like spreads.

  • Stuby | December 13, 2009 at 5:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”366639″]Again, I want to warn Clarksville about passing off other team logos as their own, as we’ve seen a lot of schools getting cease and desists – This is a direct rip-off of the Sacramento Rivercats logo and the Arizona Wildcats wordmark.

    This also uses the Arizona wordmark and is an exact rip-off of the Cazenovia College logo in a different color palette.[/quote]
    And if they go with the Joe Hilseberg design, make sure to change the pawprint logo from the current Clemson paw in the workup. The paw with the notch at the bottom is a federally protected mark (I’m no lawyer but that sounds like bad news).

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

    http://www.clemson.e...

  • Stuby | December 13, 2009 at 6:37 pm |

    Vincent Jackson of the Chargers will have to get that jersey repaired. Looks like it ripped right up the side.

  • rpm | December 13, 2009 at 6:49 pm |

    winning picks have been submitted.
    go bucks! beat ducks!
    how great would that game be colour on colour if O wore their green and gold? i mean seriously, a match-up of complimentary colours would be sweet~ass.

  • Steve | December 13, 2009 at 6:50 pm |

    I just noticed that Redskins O-Lineman, Levi Jones, has the extra wide TV numbers that only the ‘Skins skill position players have.

    What is the Redskins’ rationale for using different TV numbers for skill and non-skill position players?

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 7:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”366649″]I just noticed that Redskins O-Lineman, Levi Jones, has the extra wide TV numbers that only the ‘Skins skill position players have.

    What is the Redskins’ rationale for using different TV numbers for skill and non-skill position players?[/quote]

    Maybe cuz linemen’s jerseys are made with such tiny sleeves?
    Only thing I can think of that makes any kind of sense. Otherwise, I got nuthin’.

    —Ricko

  • Komet17 | December 13, 2009 at 7:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”366550″]

    Bizarre that Stanford wouldn’t have retired #7 by now and weird that Gerhart wouldn’t carry his baseball number (24) over to football.[/quote]

    My understanding is that Elway wore 24 when playing baseball at Stanford, and that Gerhart is paying tribute to him in both sports by wearing the same numbers.

  • rpm | December 13, 2009 at 7:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”366651″][quote comment=”366550″]

    Bizarre that Stanford wouldn’t have retired #7 by now and weird that Gerhart wouldn’t carry his baseball number (24) over to football.[/quote]

    My understanding is that Elway wore 24 when playing baseball at Stanford, and that Gerhart is paying tribute to him in both sports by wearing the same numbers.[/quote]

    horse teeth
    why would they retire his number? most schools don’t do that. there might be an unwritten you shouldn’t take it, but no retired numbers. andy katzenmoyer wore 45 for the bucks after the only two time H~trophy winner wore it. and and horse tooth is no archie.

  • Stuby | December 13, 2009 at 7:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”366651″][quote comment=”366550″]

    Bizarre that Stanford wouldn’t have retired #7 by now and weird that Gerhart wouldn’t carry his baseball number (24) over to football.[/quote]

    My understanding is that Elway wore 24 when playing baseball at Stanford, and that Gerhart is paying tribute to him in both sports by wearing the same numbers.[/quote]
    Thanks, I did not know that.

  • Stuby | December 13, 2009 at 8:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”366652″][quote comment=”366651″][quote comment=”366550″]

    Bizarre that Stanford wouldn’t have retired #7 by now and weird that Gerhart wouldn’t carry his baseball number (24) over to football.[/quote]

    My understanding is that Elway wore 24 when playing baseball at Stanford, and that Gerhart is paying tribute to him in both sports by wearing the same numbers.[/quote]

    horse teeth
    why would they retire his number? most schools don’t do that. there might be an unwritten you shouldn’t take it, but no retired numbers. andy katzenmoyer wore 45 for the bucks after the only two time H~trophy winner wore it. and and horse tooth is no archie.[/quote]
    Looks like Ohio St. has gone crazy retiring numbers since 1999.

    http://jimtressel.co...

    Looking at this year’s roster, none of those numbers are being worn, so they seem pretty retired.

    http://www.ohiostate...

  • LI Phil | December 13, 2009 at 8:36 pm |

    freakin sweet…half the vectors aren’t even on the g-men jerseys

    /not a good start, however

  • Nick | December 13, 2009 at 8:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”366591″]Wanna see a different-looking uni?
    Someone find Prairie View from yesterday.
    Mono sort of khaki (or something), purple numbers with an athletic gold drop shadow. (I think, anyway, only caught the highlight package).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    An absolutely WEIRD color uni. Very dingy colored Khaki or maybe even the lightest shade of Vegas Gold ever. The Athletic Gold drop-shadow simply added to the weirdness of the uni color.

    Perhaps the San Diego Padres had an abundance of Sand material from their road unis available for Prarie View to borrow? Ha ha.

    Simply a weird color football uni.

  • Johnny O | December 13, 2009 at 8:56 pm |

    Friggin’ LOVE the non-vector look on the Giants. But, I have to ask… how in the world is their field THAT wet at game time? I understood it rained a lot in East Rutherford today, but come on man, they don’t have a squeegee or two to get that taken care of?

  • Nick | December 13, 2009 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”366596″][quote comment=”366593″][quote comment=”366591″]Wanna see a different-looking uni?
    Someone find Prairie View from yesterday.
    Mono sort of khaki (or something), purple numbers with an athletic gold drop shadow. (I think, anyway, only caught the highlight package).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Might have been gray. TV I was watching was off, I think.[/quote]

    it was gray[/quote]

    I could be off, but my TV had it looking pretty light Khaki/Vegas Gold.

    I will call Prarie View tomorrow and ask them what color they call it …..

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 9:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”366655″]freakin sweet…half the vectors aren’t even on the g-men jerseys

    /not a good start, however[/quote]

    1. Kevin Boss wearing an Ion with an EGOP mask
    2. Hakeem Nicks’ nameplate is WAY off center
    3. Is Broderick Bunkley wearing #87?

  • Nick | December 13, 2009 at 9:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”366604″]Have to say I was disappointed in some degree with both Army’s an Navy’s uniforms yesterday.
    While I was glad to see Nike had suited Army in a traditional look, the missing various organizational patches from the Army at large replaced with simply the USMA patch was truly disappointing. As a 20 year veteran I found this previous addition that the team was felt they were representing the Army as a whole, no merely the academy.
    As for Navy’s uniform, I understand and can appreciate the significance of all of the uniform elements. However, it came across as more of a bad Halloween costume then something that was intended to honor the Naval Service. But, at least they saw fit to honor the Navy organizations around the globe by wearing their patches.[/quote]

    Last year’s Navy football uni looked classy and serious. The Navy shoulders, Navy pants with Marine dress stripes were a good break from the regular uni.

    This year’s Nany jersey, Navy pants, mismatched Vegas Gold shoulders, thick Red shoulder trim etc., was a bit over-the-top, non serious, and crossed the line to garish !!!

    A bit unbecoming …..

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 9:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”366660″][quote comment=”366604″]Have to say I was disappointed in some degree with both Army’s an Navy’s uniforms yesterday.
    While I was glad to see Nike had suited Army in a traditional look, the missing various organizational patches from the Army at large replaced with simply the USMA patch was truly disappointing. As a 20 year veteran I found this previous addition that the team was felt they were representing the Army as a whole, no merely the academy.
    As for Navy’s uniform, I understand and can appreciate the significance of all of the uniform elements. However, it came across as more of a bad Halloween costume then something that was intended to honor the Naval Service. But, at least they saw fit to honor the Navy organizations around the globe by wearing their patches.[/quote]

    Last year’s Navy football uni looked classy and serious. The Navy shoulders, Navy pants with Marine dress stripes were a good break from the regular uni.

    This year’s Nany jersey, Navy pants, mismatched Vegas Gold shoulders, thick Red shoulder trim etc., was a bit over-the-top, non serious, and crossed the line to garish !!!

    A bit unbecoming …..[/quote]
    I agree…it was too much

  • Nick | December 13, 2009 at 9:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”366633″]Did the Saints white jerseys always have white sleeve cuffs or where they black cuffs before?[/quote]

    The real game-worn jerseys have had White sleeve cuffs for at least 25 years. Maybe 20 years ago you could buy a semi-authentic White jersey with Black cuffs.

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 9:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”366659″][quote comment=”366655″]freakin sweet…half the vectors aren’t even on the g-men jerseys

    /not a good start, however[/quote]

    1. Kevin Boss wearing an Ion with an EGOP mask
    2. Hakeem Nicks’ nameplate is WAY off center
    3. Is Broderick Bunkley wearing #87?[/quote]

    4. Hakeem Nicks=Braylon Edwards

  • LI Phil | December 13, 2009 at 9:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”366659″]
    1. Kevin Boss wearing an Ion with an EGOP mask[/quote]
    i can now die in peace, knowing that

    ~~~~~

    [quote comment=”366659″]2. Hakeem Nicks’ nameplate is WAY off center[/quote]
    he should have as much sticky shit on his gloves as he does on his shoulder pads

    ~~~~~

    [quote comment=”366659″]3. Is Broderick Bunkley wearing #87?[/quote]
    #87 in your program…#1 in your hearts

  • MPowers1634 | December 13, 2009 at 9:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”366663″][quote comment=”366659″][quote comment=”366655″]freakin sweet…half the vectors aren’t even on the g-men jerseys

    /not a good start, however[/quote]

    1. Kevin Boss wearing an Ion with an EGOP mask
    2. Hakeem Nicks’ nameplate is WAY off center
    3. Is Broderick Bunkley wearing #87?[/quote]

    4. Hakeem Nicks=Braylon Edwards[/quote]

    We need a damn edit button!

  • LI Phil | December 13, 2009 at 9:14 pm |

    ah well…he caught the one that counted!

  • Kenny Jacobson | December 13, 2009 at 9:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”366666″]ah well…he caught the one that counted![/quote]
    He wouldn’t have HAD to catch the third one if he’d caught the first one.

  • Kenny Jacobson | December 13, 2009 at 9:39 pm |

    Has this been discussed?

  • Ricko | December 13, 2009 at 9:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”366667″][quote comment=”366666″]ah well…he caught the one that counted![/quote]
    He wouldn’t have HAD to catch the third one if he’d caught the first one.[/quote]

    (And Smith probably should have had that one in the endzone).

    Okay now, NOT saying Hakeem Nicks is Jerry Rice, but Rice was HORRIBLE with dropped balls his first year. I mean, he was so bad that a lot of people wondered if the 49ers had made a mistake drafting him.

    Nicks is a rookie in his first start. And, as long as the TD came in the same drive…it’s prety much no harm, no foul.

    And I guarantee you he leaned something about playing at this level.

    Plus, ol’ Cris explained the second one pretty well. If for some reason you jump too early, you do get all screwed up, and catching the ball on the way down is just…weird.

    —Ricko

  • marc | December 13, 2009 at 10:03 pm |

    “Here’s my version of the Carolina Panthers. My take is “what if the Panthers joined the AFL in 1960, what would their uniform look like?” I took away silver, but kept the light blue and black. Gave them Northwestern stripes and a plain block C helmet logo. Even though alternate jerseys weren’t a staple in the 60’s I couldn’t resist the urge to give them a light blue jersey. Whaddya think?

    Ronnie Poore”

    Hey Ronnie… I think we’re on the same wavelength! :-)
    (scroll down to the Ticker and look for “Speaking of unusual concepts… “).

  • rpm | December 13, 2009 at 10:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”366654″][quote comment=”366652″][quote comment=”366651″][quote comment=”366550″]

    Bizarre that Stanford wouldn’t have retired #7 by now and weird that Gerhart wouldn’t carry his baseball number (24) over to football.[/quote]

    My understanding is that Elway wore 24 when playing baseball at Stanford, and that Gerhart is paying tribute to him in both sports by wearing the same numbers.[/quote]

    horse teeth
    why would they retire his number? most schools don’t do that. there might be an unwritten you shouldn’t take it, but no retired numbers. andy katzenmoyer wore 45 for the bucks after the only two time H~trophy winner wore it. and and horse tooth is no archie.[/quote]
    Looks like Ohio St. has gone crazy retiring numbers since 1999.

    http://jimtressel.co...

    Looking at this year’s roster, none of those numbers are being worn, so they seem pretty retired.

    http://www.ohiostate...

    that sucks. thanks for the heads up on that.

  • Traxel | December 13, 2009 at 10:36 pm |

    Been doing some back reading as I have been swamped lately. Those Playographs are neat-O! Ordered a THN jersey issue. For some reason I can’t stop thinking about the Bears in pinstripes. And my 5 year old keeps asking me who the Eagles are “versing”…

  • Jake24 | December 13, 2009 at 11:57 pm |

    Glad to see that Eastern Michigan finally placed in the top 5 in something, even if it is at being the worst.

  • JTH | December 13, 2009 at 11:59 pm |

    Did I hear Al Michaels say something about “a reverse Joe Pisarcik?”

  • Ricko | December 14, 2009 at 12:09 am |

    Gotta give Ocho Cinco credit.
    After he scored today, he saw that a Viking (Ray Edwards) had been hurt on the play, so he didn’t do any showboating. Just gave the ball to the official and trotted toward the bench.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | December 14, 2009 at 12:19 am |

    Shouldn’t this guy’s 15 minutes have run out about 25 years ago?

  • David | December 14, 2009 at 8:21 am |

    [quote comment=”366604″]the missing various organizational patches from the Army at large replaced with simply the USMA patch was truly disappointing. As a 20 year veteran I found this previous addition that the team was felt they were representing the Army as a whole, no merely the academy.[/quote]

    That wasn’t “merely the USMA patch”, it was the US Corps of Cadets patch — the patch of an organzational unit of the Army. The USCC patch was chosen to symbolize the team’s connection to the Corps.

    This season, Army wore a different unit patch in each game — http://blogs.hudsonv...

    Other patches worn this season (according to page 2 of the pdf at this link) were 1st Infantry, 82d Airborne, 2d Infantry, Special Forces, 1st Armored, 101st Airborne, 3d Infantry, 25th Infantry, 4th Infantry, 10th Mountain, 1st Cavalry.

  • marc | December 14, 2009 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”366677″]Shouldn’t this guy’s 15 minutes have run out about 25 years ago?[/quote]

    he shouldn’t have gotten 15… ever see the “white guy rap” he did with alex karras? brutal.

  • Kevin | December 14, 2009 at 11:57 am |

    I actually dig the white helmet Packer look and Amos’s Lions concept.

  • TommyD | December 14, 2009 at 1:01 pm |

    Is it me or is there not one Nittany Lion on the Playboy teams? Perhaps Joe forbids it as well?

  • B-Jud | December 16, 2009 at 2:55 am |

    Okay, so does nobody still realize that Jeff Bahry ripped off a few logos?

    Quinnipiac University
    http://www.flickr.co...

    UConn Football
    http://www.flickr.co...