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My Name Is Earl … And My Story Keeps Getting More Interesting

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Okay, so I’m probably a bit more obsessed with this particular story than some of you are, but we have a major new development in the saga of the Twins’ early-’60s earflaps.

First a quick recap: We know Earl Battey wore an improvised flap in 1963, followed by his teammates Tony Oliva in ’64 (at least in BP — still not clear if he ever wore the flap in a game) and Jimmie Hall in the ’65 World Series.

But now Larry Wiederecht has come up with a major new piece of the puzzle — dig.

Up until now, our best view of Battey’s flap had been from this illustration, but this new photo is much, much better. For the first time we can really see how the flap was constructed. But the key bit of info is the photo’s date: August of 1961! This means Battey was wearing his flap a full two seasons earlier than we (or at least I) had realized. It also deepens the mystery about why it took so long for ABC Helmet to offer earflapped headwear. If Battey was wearing a DIY flap in 1961, why was Jimmie Hall forced to wear a similarly improvised flap in the ’65 Series, more than four years later? You’d think ABC would have come up with a flap-inclusive design by then, no? It’s still not clear to me exactly when ABC began offering flapped helmets, but that’s just another piece of the puzzle for us to find.

Ricko has been doing his own research on this topic and has given me a small dossier of leads and related info, none of which I’ve yet followed up on (sorry, Ricko — life’s been a little crazy around here!), but I’ll be addressing all of that shortly. Stay tuned.

Getting back to the Battey photo, I love that chunky Twins logo on the helmet (the T looks like it’s in the Pirates font!). Also, I initially thought the helmet was full of scratches, but then I showed the photo to Scott Turner, who explained that it was more likely a “fibre-plastic” helmet, and the scratch marks were actually the spun fibers. I wasn’t familiar with this, so Scott then showed me this hard-hat listing, which includes this awesome logo. Might not be the exact same material as Battey’s helmet, but still plenty interesting.

Meanwhile, Larry came up with two other old wire photos of note:

• Here’s a great shot of Hawk Harrelson with little hawks drawn onto his cleats. The first personalized MLB footwear? Could be.

• More intriguingly, check out this two-fer of Marty Pattin modeling Brewers jerseys one day after the Pilots became the Brewers. Look at that shot on the left — Red Sox lettering! Must’ve been a prototype that was never used. Never seen that one before. Anyone else?

It occurred to me that I also never come across wire service pics myself, so I asked Larry where he was finding them. His response:

They’re from this eBay seller. He has had hundreds of wire photos and stock photos from Sport magazine. I always look when someone puts up wire photo collections, because they tend to document specific events as opposed to the idea of ‘best image’ that most publications/sites tend to use. I haven’t bought any (at $9.99 apiece, it’s a little pricey), but I’ve downloaded dozens just to have for review. It takes a while to view the entire collection, but I always see something great.

So I looked though that eBay seller’s pics. Didn’t find anything as momentous as the ones Larry came up with, but I did spot a few images of note:

• Here’s a cool shot of Sal Maglie trying out a new uniform.

This is Dave Lewis, who finished second in the 1925 Indy 500. Did auto racers really wear bow ties back then?! If so, when did that protocol change?

• Check out Al Kaline working out at a local high school in 1966.

• Here’s a good view of Keith Hernandez’s captaincy patch.

• What’s going on here? The player is Joe Daley, so I looked up his career stats and found he played for the Memphis Wings in the mid-1960s, so that explains the lettering on the left side of the photo. I couldn’t figure out what was going on in the center of the logo — was that head of cauliflower or what? — until I found this. It’s a cotton boll!

• Love this jersey, but there’s very little background info. The back of the photo says, “Wm. (Bill) Kennedy, hockey player, Oct. 22 1935.” Anyone know more?

• And speaking of cool old hockey jerseys, check out this shot from 1958.

Big thanks to Larry for his groundbreaking finds.

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What, no Cookie Rojas?: One of the most wonderful holiday rituals here at Uni Watch HQ is the annual arrival of a package from reader Elena Elms, who takes it upon herself each December to bake me a batch of baseball-themed cookies. Last year it was caps and balls; the year before that it was stirrups. And when I opened this year’s package, what to my wondering eyes should appear but a series of full-body ballplayers, including Dave Parker, Pedro Martinez, Catfish Hunter, Brendan Ryan, and Nolan Ryan.

Nothing I write here can adequately express how special it is to have readers like Elena. Thanks so much for another batch of inspired (and delicious) baking.

Raffle Reminder: I’m currently raffling off a buncha cool stuff. Details here.

Uni Watch News Ticker: The Tour of Spain, one of cycling’s three grand tours, is changing its leader’s jersey from gold to red (as noted by Sean Clancy). … Yesterday’s Yanks/Sox wedding info prompted Ryan Glanzer to send along a few pics from his wedding, which featured MLB team logo table names and placecards. … And then there’s Dawn and Brian — a Yankees fan and Phillies fan, respectively — who got hitched just as the World Series was starting and carved logo pumpkins for the occasion. … And then there’s William Patrick Finley, who ordered a bunch of stirrups from Robert Marshall for himself and his groomsmen. … Oopsie (good catch by Andrew Bartsch). … And get this: Yesterday’s entry got a shout-out on a wedding planner’s site! Granted, the planner is married to reader Dave Plante, but still. … Contrary to what I suggested in yesterday’s Ticker, V-neck basketball jerseys were quite common in the 1920s (thanks for setting me straight, Scott). … Best. Menorah. Ever! (Extra gelt to Chad Todd.) … What’s up with this skate-guard thingie? Do those skates even have laces? (As spotted by Maks Skuz.) … Adam Stoneman points out that the Angels’ Hideki Matsui press conference offered our first look at the Halos’ All-Star Game patch. A better view of the logo itself can be found here. … Bill Radocy has designed some nifto uniforms for his Strat-O-Matic hockey league. … The Reds are giving away a series of throwback caps next season (with thanks to Rob Turning). … Michael Russek notes that the NBA logo was missing from Kobe Bryant’s and Pau Gasol’s jerseys on Wednesday night. Ditto for the night before that. … Here’s what the Chris Henry memorial decal will look like. … In a related item, Chad Ochocinco wore Henry’s practice jersey yesterday (with thanks to Ethan Crooks). … UMass hoops will be wearing throwbacks tomorrow (with thanks to Erik Gallant). … Here’s a great video clip of a young Michael Jordan discussion sneaker design with David Letterman (big thanks to Rick Friedel). … Canucks have a franchise jersey gallery in the hallway leading to their dressing room (with thanks to Adam Hainsfurther). … Steve Johnston tipped me wise to a great photographer named George Brace. “He’s from Chicago and photographed almost every player to come through town from 1929 through 1993,” Steve explains. “Players used to buy photos from him and use them for autographs. There’s a great collection of his photos called The Game That Was. I got Charles Comiskey’s son to sign a page in my copy of the book. We lived in the same town and used to run into one another at a local diner.” … Another good tip: Ben Parker pointed me toward this soccer site. “The guy who runs it basically breaks down loads of soccer kits into their component parts and analyses them. There’s a huge back catalogue of modern day shirts as well as historical entries, which make for fantastically geeky viewing.” … Tons of good stuff from Doug Keklak: (1) Doug has found another school that wore untucked basketball jerseys back in the day — WVU. Also, in that first photo, note the huge space between the two 1s. (2) Clairton High School, which will be playing for the Class A state title today, had some NOB issues during a recent game. (3) I’ve always loved this old Colts photo, for obvious reasons. And (4) According to a small item in this article, “[Penguins] defenseman Alex Goligoski committed a gaffe prior to practice, taking the ice while wearing a game sweater. ‘It was hanging in my stall and I just threw it on,’ he said. ‘They look pretty close — they’re both black and gold. I didn’t even know until some guys came up and told me.” … Twenty-one new images have been added to Andy Moursund’s gallery of vintage program covers and related items, with an emphasis on stadium dedications. … Report from Jordan Wiley regarding last night’s Magic throwbacks: “Dwight Howard’s NOB was in the font of their current road uniform, but everyone else’s NOB was in the throwback font.” Sorry, no images. … Reebok logo problems last night for the Jags, what a pity (screen shot courtesy of Micheal Kinney). … Mike Richards appears to have his nickname on his mouthguard (good catch by Ryan Connelly). … Terence Kearns bought himself a blank varsity jacket in Mets colors, got his hands on some patches, and brought the whole shebang down to his local sporting goods shop, where they sewed the patches on for him. The result: a 1986 World Series jacket. “Only cost $200,” he says. …

 

160 comments to My Name Is Earl … And My Story Keeps Getting More Interesting

  • DenverGregg | December 18, 2009 at 8:11 am |

    Wow. Great post today. Bill Radocy’s strat designs are unbelievable – particularly the two Toronto sets and the logo for Seattle.

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | December 18, 2009 at 8:31 am |

    I agree with DenverGregg I really like those NHA uniform designs. The Golden Seals one being my favorite. Too bad no team from Pittsburgh though, oh well can’t have everything. Great stuff Bill Radocy!

  • Elena | December 18, 2009 at 8:37 am |

    The Astro-cookie boy is Nolan Ryan. They weren’t wearing the number on the thigh, or anywhere visible in the cookie-man stance, during his years there.

  • PC | December 18, 2009 at 8:38 am |

    Maybe this has been discussed already, but has anyone seen those commercials for Canon cameras, with the San Diego Chargers WR leaping up to catch a pass? The opposing team is apparently supposed to be the Patriots, but they are wearing their white away shirts with their silver pants – something I’ve never seen them do in an actual game and always thought would look good. Does anyone know anything more about this?

  • Thomas Clark | December 18, 2009 at 8:38 am |

    Paul that skate guard is a protective guard to help protect against broken bones in the foot from catching an errant shot in the boot. Hockey skates rarely have much more padding other than the hard toe and heel. Some skates do have a harder outer but the lace pocket is pretty much nothing but the laces and the tongues, leaving the most vulnerable part of the foot open to shots. That protector helps combat that, it merely fits over the skate.

    Here’s a link to a patent office listing for one:

    http://www.patentsto...

  • FormerDirtDart | December 18, 2009 at 8:39 am |

    Great cookies, especially Dave Parker’s striped hat. But, Where are Parker’s beard, and Catfish’s mustache?

  • Dane | December 18, 2009 at 8:47 am |

    Re: Bowties on racers

    1958 Formula 1 World Champion Mike Hawthorn wore a bowtie while racing.

    http://www.telegraph...
    http://www.latphoto....
    http://img214.images...
    http://www.simonlewi...

  • Randy Rollyson | December 18, 2009 at 8:47 am |

    Paul,

    That is an old ABCC”fiberglass” helmet. I have one from when I played in the 70’s. Wish I had a scanner that was working so that I could send you a photo of it. Pretty cool old item.

  • Ian | December 18, 2009 at 8:59 am |

    Hey paul, your answer for the lace guards on the skates. the tounge and laces are usually the least padded area of the skate, so some players wear them to protect from slashes and hits from hockey sticks

  • Dennis Rodman | December 18, 2009 at 9:01 am |

    It must be a team rule for the Toronto Arenas the veterans get first choice of number. I would think that if you captain wanted #9 he would get it.

  • FormerDirtDart | December 18, 2009 at 9:06 am |

    It appeared that a number of Colts were wearing a version of the “stretchy” jersey last night. I can’t find any images, but almost positive Colts Kelvin Hayden was wearing a “stretchy”

  • Kek | December 18, 2009 at 9:08 am |

    I might not be online for awhile, so I’ll get a bunch out of the way in one post:

    1. I can’t view YouTube clips at work, but that has to be the clip where MJ is telling Letterman his first show wasn’t allowed because of league rules and when Letterman askes why, MJ says “ain’t no white in it”. Letterman quips, something like “like like the NBA”

    2. World Series varsity jacket is beautiful, love that WS logo patch. Very nice!

    3. Is it me or is the Bengals’ practice jersey using their prior number font? Bugs me to see that, because I really thought the Bengals had a good uniform and really didn’t need the change. Also, Phil, you nailed that memorial logo in yesterday’s comments. Isn’t that EXACTLY what you proposed?

    4. I concur with the others that those strat-o-matic hockey kits are SWEET.

    5. I love the cookies, a yearly tradition, of course the dave parker with pillbox is my fave!!!

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2009 at 9:13 am |

    [quote comment=”367349″]Phil, you nailed that memorial logo in yesterday’s comments. Isn’t that EXACTLY what you proposed?
    [/quote]

    yes

    im not sure it’s something i should be proud of however, but perhaps i have a new calling in life

    the way the death stickers have been going, tho, it was pretty easy to figure out what the bengals would be doing

  • HotToddy | December 18, 2009 at 9:15 am |

    I’ve always loved this old Colts photo, for obvious reasons.

    Is that Philadelphia Flyers Captain Mike Richards on the left? Separated at birth. Same clueless look on the face.

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    Terrence,

    I LOVE the jacket. It looks GREAT.

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2009 at 9:20 am |

    BTW…I couldn’t see the pic of the SF Giants new alt cap.

    Can someone post a link?

  • leon | December 18, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    “dave parker with pillbox”
    ironic phrase of the day

  • FormerDirtDart | December 18, 2009 at 9:21 am |

    Courtesy of ESPN, some shots of COlts wearing the “stretchy”
    Addia #29
    http://sports.espn.g...
    http://sports.espn.g...
    http://sports.espn.g...
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Hayden #26
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • leon | December 18, 2009 at 9:22 am |

    Is that Philadelphia Flyers Captain Mike Richards on the left?

    earl morral (sp?)

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2009 at 9:23 am |

    Is the Giants cap basically this:

    http://www.hatclub.c...

  • Argyles | December 18, 2009 at 9:29 am |

    Seeing the link to Brace’s book reminded me of Charles Conlon, who worked out of New York and wound up his career as Brace’s was beginning. A book of Conlon’s photos is still available:

    http://www.amazon.co...

  • Ry Co 40 | December 18, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    for you pens/hockey fans out there, fleury recently removed the “2009 stanley cup finals” decal from the backplate on his helmet. noticed it last night. i thought that it was cool that he kept it on there. i love when goalies put the number of cups they’ve won on their lids. i remember barrasso did it… and speaking of tommy, THIS is a classic:

    http://pittsburghhoc...

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2009 at 9:30 am |

    [quote comment=”367342″]Paul that skate guard is a protective guard to help protect against broken bones in the foot from catching an errant shot in the boot. Hockey skates rarely have much more padding other than the hard toe and heel. Some skates do have a harder outer but the lace pocket is pretty much nothing but the laces and the tongues, leaving the most vulnerable part of the foot open to shots. That protector helps combat that, it merely fits over the skate.

    Here’s a link to a patent office listing for one:

    http://www.patentsto...

    Thomas,

    I just read last night’s comments.

    I have to agree with you about your sentiments regarding the loss of a teammate vs, a coworker.

    I have lost two of my college teammates since those days and I can only offer my condolences.

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2009 at 9:31 am |

    [quote comment=”367353″]BTW…I couldn’t see the pic of the SF Giants new alt cap.

    Can someone post a link?[/quote]

    here

  • interlockingtc | December 18, 2009 at 9:48 am |

    About that Earl Battey ear flap photo: What’s with that TC logo? Was that the Twins very first rendition of it, or was it a hastily done up sticker to make the suspect helmet “offical”?

    Ricko?

  • Ry Co 40 | December 18, 2009 at 9:52 am |

    can someone help me out. i need the anaheim ducks number font in some way shape or form so that i can trace it into autocad. thanks!

  • Luther Mahoney | December 18, 2009 at 9:53 am |

    Re.The Fiber-Metal Fiberglass Hardhat that is list-
    ed on Ebay.

    I remember seeing this hardhat on an episode
    of NFL Films Lost Treasures. They showed a short segment of a 1960s era Pittsburgh Steeler who worked at a local steel mill in the off season.

  • Jason | December 18, 2009 at 9:58 am |

    Not sure that reebok logo is a problem, I think that it is how it should be!

  • Bob Loblaw | December 18, 2009 at 10:06 am |

    digging the font used on that Indians jersey that the Hawk is rocking. Very nice! A far shout better than the goofy fonts they would later employ in the mid 70’s.

  • Stuby | December 18, 2009 at 10:07 am |

    The Pedro cookie has a Pedro Porthole!! Outstanding effort Elena.

  • Teebz | December 18, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”367342″]Paul that skate guard is a protective guard to help protect against broken bones in the foot from catching an errant shot in the boot. Hockey skates rarely have much more padding other than the hard toe and heel. Some skates do have a harder outer but the lace pocket is pretty much nothing but the laces and the tongues, leaving the most vulnerable part of the foot open to shots. That protector helps combat that, it merely fits over the skate.

    Here’s a link to a patent office listing for one:

    http://www.patentsto...

    This patent application, as well as an in-depth interview with the man who created it, will be featured on HBIC in early January. These are being worn by a number of NHLers right now, including players on the Red Wings, Penguins, Thrashers, and Flames. I have a prototype that I’ve been wearing at hockey and, while they look flimsy, are phenomenal.

    I told Paul I’d sare the info with him, so you’ll see lots of info on this in the next few weeks.

  • Dave Plante | December 18, 2009 at 10:08 am |

    Thanks fo the shout-out Paul! My wife and I are extremely humbled and and appreciative for the mention!

    Happy Holidays!

    ~Dave

  • Paul Lukas | December 18, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”367367″]The Pedro cookie has a Pedro Porthole!![/quote]

    I’m embarrassed to say I missed that detail. Genius!

  • Teebz | December 18, 2009 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”367368″]
    I told Paul I’d share the info with him, so you’ll see lots of info on this in the next few weeks.[/quote]

    Spelling counts, Teebz.

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”367361″][quote comment=”367353″]BTW…I couldn’t see the pic of the SF Giants new alt cap.

    Can someone post a link?[/quote]

    here[/quote]

    hmmmm…at home, that link worked…at work…big red x

    so i went in thru the back door and flickr’ed it

    and yes, matt, it does look just like the one you posted

  • Shane | December 18, 2009 at 10:15 am |

    Rainbow Guts on a cookie. That’s awesome, Elena!

  • Brian | December 18, 2009 at 10:18 am |

    This Hamilton Tigers set:

    http://bit.ly/7P8vJs

    “recycles” the Towson University athletic logo:

    http://www.towsontig...

  • Ry Co 40 | December 18, 2009 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”367370″][quote comment=”367367″]The Pedro cookie has a Pedro Porthole!![/quote]

    I’m embarrassed to say I missed that detail. Genius![/quote]

    ha! that’s awesome! great work Elena!!! now i’m hungry…

  • Elena | December 18, 2009 at 10:24 am |

    Thanks, Stuby, for noticing the Pedro Porthole!

  • Don | December 18, 2009 at 10:32 am |

    Being a diehard Bills fan I would like to see their uniform change as much as anyone. I love seeing all the user submitted modifications. Please, though stop putting the charging buffalo on the white helmet. It was awful. Charging buffalo on red helmet-good. Standing buffalo on white helmet-great. The solution to the Bills’ uniform issue is SIMPLE: go with the throwback standing buffalo uniforms for home and away FULL TIME. The AFC tribute white-on-white nearly brings a tear to my eye and the teal standing buffalo home throwbacks are the best in the NFL (those socks are stripe-tastic).

  • Alec | December 18, 2009 at 10:36 am |

    Having problems with the Bill Kennedy jersey link.

  • Paul Lukas | December 18, 2009 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”367378″]Having problems with the Bill Kennedy jersey link.[/quote]

    Hmmm, all the links in that section of today’s entry (which are all eBay photo links) are acting a bit wonky at the moment. Patience, patience…

  • Paul Lukas | December 18, 2009 at 10:49 am |

    Forgot to include the link to Andy Moursund’s progame cover gallery:
    http://www.flickr.co...

  • Bob Loblaw | December 18, 2009 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”367358″]Seeing the link to Brace’s book reminded me of Charles Conlon, who worked out of New York and wound up his career as Brace’s was beginning. A book of Conlon’s photos is still available:

    http://www.amazon.co...
    I love Conlon’s book. In fact, despite my 14mo. olds’ best efforts it remains my most hallowed coffee table book!

  • The Jeff | December 18, 2009 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”367377″]Being a diehard Bills fan I would like to see their uniform change as much as anyone. I love seeing all the user submitted modifications. Please, though stop putting the charging buffalo on the white helmet. It was awful. Charging buffalo on red helmet-good. Standing buffalo on white helmet-great. The solution to the Bills’ uniform issue is SIMPLE: go with the throwback standing buffalo uniforms for home and away FULL TIME. The AFC tribute white-on-white nearly brings a tear to my eye and the teal standing buffalo home throwbacks are the best in the NFL (those socks are stripe-tastic).[/quote]

    Teal? Dude, check your TV’s color, those are most definitely not teal.

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2009 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”367372″][quote comment=”367361″][quote comment=”367353″]BTW…I couldn’t see the pic of the SF Giants new alt cap.

    Can someone post a link?[/quote]

    here[/quote]

    hmmmm…at home, that link worked…at work…big red x

    so i went in thru the back door and flickr’ed it

    and yes, matt, it does look just like the one you posted[/quote]

    Thanks, Phil…I was having the same problem.

  • MPowers1634 | December 18, 2009 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”367372″][quote comment=”367361″][quote comment=”367353″]BTW…I couldn’t see the pic of the SF Giants new alt cap.

    Can someone post a link?[/quote]

    here[/quote]

    hmmmm…at home, that link worked…at work…big red x

    so i went in thru the back door and flickr’ed it

    and yes, matt, it does look just like the one you posted[/quote]

    That cap has a New Era logo on the side, which either makes it a Cooperstown Collection or Fashion cap.

    I’m assuming that the on-field will looks the same sans the logo.

  • Paul Lukas | December 18, 2009 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”367384″][quote comment=”367372″][quote comment=”367361″][quote comment=”367353″]BTW…I couldn’t see the pic of the SF Giants new alt cap.

    Can someone post a link?[/quote]

    here[/quote]

    hmmmm…at home, that link worked…at work…big red x

    so i went in thru the back door and flickr’ed it

    and yes, matt, it does look just like the one you posted[/quote]

    That cap has a New Era logo on the side, which either makes it a Cooperstown Collection or Fashion cap.

    I’m assuming that the on-field will looks the same sans the logo.[/quote]

    Kee-reck.

  • mike 2 | December 18, 2009 at 11:19 am |

    “Canucks have a franchise jersey gallery in the hallway leading to their dressing room (with thanks to Adam Hainsfurther). ”

    There’s a great jersey in that photo that deserves some commentary.

    The maroon jersey is from the Vancouver Millionaires, who played in the Pacific Coast Hockey League until 1926. They won the Stanley Cup in 1915 when it was still a challenge cup.

    http://assets.sbnati...

    The Canucks have never worn that jersey, but the Vancouver Giants (Western Hockey League) have worn it as a throwback a couple of times.

    http://assets.sbnati...

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

    The white pants aren’t the greatest look, but credit where credit is due for authenticity to the original look.

  • Bill Radocy | December 18, 2009 at 11:28 am |

    So that’s where I got it from! I’ll be the first to admit that I “borrowed” a few logos off Google Image to suit my purposes. But the Towson Tigers looked really good, so I used it. No harm intended – after all, I’m not selling it, and it’s just a Strat league….

    Oh, and yes, my St. Louis Eagles unis are a ripoff….sorry, tribute….to the St. Louis Cardinals.

    [quote comment=”367374″]This Hamilton Tigers set:

    http://bit.ly/7P8vJs

    “recycles” the Towson University athletic logo:

    http://www.towsontig...

  • Bill Radocy | December 18, 2009 at 11:29 am |

    Thanks, DenverGregg. Much appreciated.

    [quote comment=”367338″]Wow. Great post today. Bill Radocy’s strat designs are unbelievable – particularly the two Toronto sets and the logo for Seattle.[/quote]

  • Ry Co 40 | December 18, 2009 at 11:33 am |

    assuming the would EVER play in cold weather…

    http://shop.mlb.com/...

    …april doesn’t count! you gotta earn that flap! hahaha

  • David T | December 18, 2009 at 11:34 am |

    Funny that the Battey photo description refers to the “Minneapolis Twins.” Guess people hadn’t gotten a handle on the state vs. city thing, since the Vikings and Twins were the first to try it in the early ’60s.

  • Bill Radocy | December 18, 2009 at 11:37 am |

    Thanks, much appreciated. Sorry no Pittsburgh, but I wanted 10 teams for both Canada and the US. Hated to cut teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Cleveland Barons, but Canada should have more teams in real life, and if Bettman doesn’t agree, I might as well get justice in my Strat league. Not saying Pittsburgh’s not a hockey market…….it definitely is.

    [quote comment=”367339″]I agree with DenverGregg I really like those NHA uniform designs. The Golden Seals one being my favorite. Too bad no team from Pittsburgh though, oh well can’t have everything. Great stuff Bill Radocy![/quote]

  • TBDRO | December 18, 2009 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”367341″]Maybe this has been discussed already, but has anyone seen those commercials for Canon cameras, with the San Diego Chargers WR leaping up to catch a pass? The opposing team is apparently supposed to be the Patriots, but they are wearing their white away shirts with their silver pants – something I’ve never seen them do in an actual game and always thought would look good. Does anyone know anything more about this?[/quote]
    http://img215.images...

  • Broadway Connie | December 18, 2009 at 11:57 am |

    There are so may things to love today:

    “…Here’s a great shot of Hawk Harrelson with little hawks drawn onto his cleats…”

    “…… Best. Menorah. Ever! …”

    “…UMass hoops will be wearing throwbacks tomorrow. …”

    “…I’ve always loved this old Colts photo, for obvious reasons…”

    “…Twenty-one new images have been added to Andy Moursund’s gallery of vintage program covers and related items. …”

  • concealed78 | December 18, 2009 at 11:59 am |

    That DIY Mets varsity jackets is awesome. That’s easily a $500+ item. That’s a perfect example of classic.

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2009 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”367393″]There are so may things to love today:

    “…Here’s a great shot of Hawk Harrelson with little hawks drawn onto his cleats…”

    “…… Best. Menorah. Ever! …”

    “…UMass hoops will be wearing throwbacks tomorrow. …”

    “…I’ve always loved this old Colts photo, for obvious reasons…”

    “…Twenty-one new images have been added to Andy Moursund’s gallery of vintage program covers and related items. …”[/quote]

    “…the year before that it was stirrups…”

    /just sayin’

  • Thomas Clark | December 18, 2009 at 12:03 pm |

    Teebz

    Looking forward to more info. While I’d never seen one in action (or even a mock up) I always knew there would be a skate guard like that created sooner or later and knew exactly what I was looking at…just had to find the proof (patent app). It’s amazing that skate manufacturers haven’t done something sooner. Though it does look rather bulky and, honestly, kind of ridiculous.

    That brings me to another idea, that I’m surprised Paul hasn’t jumped on much…hockey players and their shin guard/sock protocol. There’s tons of ways that players wear em and I’d be interested to see what the uniwatch community thinks about the different styles.

  • Mark K | December 18, 2009 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”367392″][quote comment=”367341″]Maybe this has been discussed already, but has anyone seen those commercials for Canon cameras, with the San Diego Chargers WR leaping up to catch a pass? The opposing team is apparently supposed to be the Patriots, but they are wearing their white away shirts with their silver pants – something I’ve never seen them do in an actual game and always thought would look good. Does anyone know anything more about this?[/quote]
    http://img215.images...
    We discussed this maybe a week or so ago. There was also something crazy about the Charger receiver’s number.

  • Geenf | December 18, 2009 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”367344″]Re: Bowties on racers

    1958 Formula 1 World Champion Mike Hawthorn wore a bowtie while racing.

    http://www.telegraph...
    http://www.latphoto....
    http://img214.images...
    http://www.simonlewi...

    Racing used to be a gentleman’s sport — sportscar racers back in the day used to be landed gentry with enough money to race and live well and to be able to run cars in places like Monaco.

    Heck, Jules Goux drank champagne during pitstops when he won an Indy 500.

    Of course, now with safety at the forefront, bowties and dress shirts with a cotton union suit thrown over them have been replaced by a fireproof bodysuit, balaclava (not baklava, people!) and a Bill Simpson firesuit.

  • Teebz | December 18, 2009 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”367396″]Teebz

    Looking forward to more info. While I’d never seen one in action (or even a mock up) I always knew there would be a skate guard like that created sooner or later and knew exactly what I was looking at…just had to find the proof (patent app). It’s amazing that skate manufacturers haven’t done something sooner. Though it does look rather bulky and, honestly, kind of ridiculous.

    That brings me to another idea, that I’m surprised Paul hasn’t jumped on much…hockey players and their shin guard/sock protocol. There’s tons of ways that players wear em and I’d be interested to see what the uniwatch community thinks about the different styles.[/quote]

    The creator got some free advertising on Hockey Night In Canada a few weeks ago when Brad Stuart’s rear strap either broke or came undone.

    Stuart fixed it mid-play, and the announcers were all over it. The color guys talked ad nauseum how guards over the skates would have prolonged careers back in the day.

    The only problem is that the inventor is still working with the NHL teams to perfect the design.

    I will tell you this, though: the carbon fiber/Kevlar ones like Jackman was wearing in the picture are anywhere from $800-1500 per pair.

    The ones that the gentleman from Michigan created? Less than $50 per pair and they seem to be just as durable.

    More on this soon. You’ll love the info if you like this stuff.

  • EricRomain | December 18, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    I heard Red Wings equipment manager Paul Boyer was instrumental in creating those skate boot guards (I want to say they had something to do with a Niklas Kronwall foot injury but that’s just me trying to go off memory) and now they have spread to other teams. I’ve even see some with a faux-lace portion on top to preserve the aesthetics of the skate.

    My opinion: Skate manufacturers are so busy trying to make the skates lighter, skates today just have no protection in the ankle and especially on inside of the foot. Really skates have never had that much protection in those areas. I’ve noticed even the old time hockey guys (ya know the ones that think half shield helmets and composite sticks should be banned) support the proliferation of these boot guards.

  • Chris | December 18, 2009 at 12:21 pm |

    Here is one of the two winning designs for Team Canada at this year’s World Junior Hockey Championships being played in Regina (the only city that rhymes with fun) and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
    13 year old Michael Piggott’s creation will be worn by either Goalie Jake Allen or Martin Jones.

  • Don | December 18, 2009 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”367382″][quote comment=”367377″]Being a diehard Bills fan I would like to see their uniform change as much as anyone. I love seeing all the user submitted modifications. Please, though stop putting the charging buffalo on the white helmet. It was awful. Charging buffalo on red helmet-good. Standing buffalo on white helmet-great. The solution to the Bills’ uniform issue is SIMPLE: go with the throwback standing buffalo uniforms for home and away FULL TIME. The AFC tribute white-on-white nearly brings a tear to my eye and the teal standing buffalo home throwbacks are the best in the NFL (those socks are stripe-tastic).[/quote]

    Teal? Dude, check your TV’s color, those are most definitely not teal.[/quote]
    You seem to have missed the point.

  • EricRomain | December 18, 2009 at 12:23 pm |

    Re: Goligoski wearing game jersey at practice.

    HAHAHAHA! To think I’m usually half-kidding when I say Reebok is trying to turn team’s game sweaters into practice jerseys. Maybe if the Pens had some real striping instead of that lazy side paneling something like that wouldnt be possible.

    I could see the same thing happening to a Leafs or Stars player.

  • Teebz | December 18, 2009 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”367401″]I heard Red Wings equipment manager Paul Boyer was instrumental in creating those skate boot guards (I want to say they had something to do with a Niklas Kronwall foot injury but that’s just me trying to go off memory) and now they have spread to other teams. I’ve even see some with a faux-lace portion on top to preserve the aesthetics of the skate.

    My opinion: Skate manufacturers are so busy trying to make the skates lighter, skates today just have no protection in the ankle and especially on inside of the foot. Really skates have never had that much protection in those areas. I’ve noticed even the old time hockey guys (ya know the ones that think half shield helmets and composite sticks should be banned) support the proliferation of these boot guards.[/quote]

    Boyer was one of the guys who tried to get the Wings to wear the older versions. Kronwall actually rejected them for games because they were “too visible” and “highlighted his injury”.

    Lots more on this soon.

  • EricRomain | December 18, 2009 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=\”367396\”]hockey players and their shin guard/sock protocol. There\’s tons of ways that players wear em and I\’d be interested to see what the uniwatch community thinks about the different styles.[/quote]

    I am okay with all the different styles of sock/shin guard wearing. Shin guard behind tongue, in front of tongue. Players taping their ankles various way. It\’s all acceptable to me. Personally, I like a player\’s skate tongue folds way forward with the shin guard behind the tongue, but that\’s just me.

    At youth levels you do see some violations. Even in the 90s i remember kids pulling their sock over the back heel of the boot to create a sort of bellbottom effect. I still see it today. That looks awful. Every time I see the ITT Tech commercial with the girl hockey player wearing her socks like that, i wanna jump through the tv screen and fix it.

  • The Jeff | December 18, 2009 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”367403″][quote comment=”367382″][quote comment=”367377″]Being a diehard Bills fan I would like to see their uniform change as much as anyone. I love seeing all the user submitted modifications. Please, though stop putting the charging buffalo on the white helmet. It was awful. Charging buffalo on red helmet-good. Standing buffalo on white helmet-great. The solution to the Bills’ uniform issue is SIMPLE: go with the throwback standing buffalo uniforms for home and away FULL TIME. The AFC tribute white-on-white nearly brings a tear to my eye and the teal standing buffalo home throwbacks are the best in the NFL (those socks are stripe-tastic).[/quote]

    Teal? Dude, check your TV’s color, those are most definitely not teal.[/quote]
    You seem to have missed the point.[/quote]

    Unfortunately, a “die-hard Bills fan” referring to their jerseys as “teal” is enough to overshadow any point that might have been made.

    (…and everyone here already agrees that the Bills have the worst uniforms in the NFL, so you’re preaching to the choir anyway.)

  • Tom | December 18, 2009 at 12:45 pm |

    I’d like to propose a question. For your favorite team, which uniforms do you consider to be their best? And (importantly) does that line up with whether you view those uniforms as iconic and the success of the team while wearing those uniforms? I have a theory that fans tend to favor those looks that the team wore while they were successful and therefore that uniform left a deeper impression on the collective psyche.

  • Broadway Connie | December 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”367395″][quote comment=”367393″]There are so may things to love today:

    “…Here’s a great shot of Hawk Harrelson with little hawks drawn onto his cleats…”

    “…… Best. Menorah. Ever! …”

    “…UMass hoops will be wearing throwbacks tomorrow. …”

    “…I’ve always loved this old Colts photo, for obvious reasons…”

    “…Twenty-one new images have been added to Andy Moursund’s gallery of vintage program covers and related items. …”[/quote]

    “…the year before that it was stirrups…”

    /just sayin'[/quote]

    True!

  • Bryan | December 18, 2009 at 12:51 pm |

    If you click through that twitter photo gallery featuring the hallway of Canucks jerseys from today’s ticker, you can see this altered promo that the photographer suggested happened after a winger (prob Chuck Kobasew) was traded earlier in the season

    http://tweetphoto.co...

  • The Jeff | December 18, 2009 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”367408″]I’d like to propose a question. For your favorite team, which uniforms do you consider to be their best? And (importantly) does that line up with whether you view those uniforms as iconic and the success of the team while wearing those uniforms? I have a theory that fans tend to favor those looks that the team wore while they were successful and therefore that uniform left a deeper impression on the collective psyche.[/quote]

    I think nostalgia might play a bigger part, actually. Whatever you grew up watching a team wear might end up being preferred over a more successful look. A perfect example being the love for the Bucs creamsicle uniforms or the Broncos in orange jerseys, despite both of those teams’ Superbowl wins coming in different uniforms.

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2009 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”367408″]I’d like to propose a question. For your favorite team, which uniforms do you consider to be their best? And (importantly) does that line up with whether you view those uniforms as iconic and the success of the team while wearing those uniforms? I have a theory that fans tend to favor those looks that the team wore while they were successful and therefore that uniform left a deeper impression on the collective psyche.[/quote]

    see the second section of this article, entitled “Best Uni Your Team Ever Wore”

    quite a few comments followed about that favorite uni set…

  • Terence M.K. | December 18, 2009 at 1:05 pm |

    Powers, Kek and everyone,
    Thanks for all the feedback on the Mets Varsity Jacket! I’m working on a 1930’s inspired Blackhawks Varsity jacket now. Check the DIY Army page on Facebook for a sneak preview…
    Terence

  • JimV19 | December 18, 2009 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”367354″]”dave parker with pillbox”
    ironic phrase of the day[/quote]

    Wonder if the Parker cookie was trying to do lines of flour…

    Great job, Elena! I was especially glad to see Nolan Ryan in the Astros uni. I figured he’d be a Met for Paul’s sake.

  • Max | December 18, 2009 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”367349″]
    3. Is it me or is the Bengals’ practice jersey using their prior number font? Bugs me to see that, because I really thought the Bengals had a good uniform and really didn’t need the change. [/quote]

    I quote Mr. Iverson…

    “It’s practice….”

  • Teebz | December 18, 2009 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”367412″][quote comment=”367408″]I’d like to propose a question. For your favorite team, which uniforms do you consider to be their best? And (importantly) does that line up with whether you view those uniforms as iconic and the success of the team while wearing those uniforms? I have a theory that fans tend to favor those looks that the team wore while they were successful and therefore that uniform left a deeper impression on the collective psyche.[/quote]

    see the second section of this article, entitled “Best Uni Your Team Ever Wore”

    quite a few comments followed about that favorite uni set…[/quote]

    I did this for each NHL city. Those are all my subjective picks.

  • Max | December 18, 2009 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”367361″][quote comment=”367353″]BTW…I couldn’t see the pic of the SF Giants new alt cap.

    Can someone post a link?[/quote]

    here[/quote]

    Still can’t see it.

  • Doug in GA | December 18, 2009 at 1:36 pm |

    I was leaving Cincinnati heading home to GA this morning. On the outside matrix board of Paul Brown Stadium, they had posted the memorial decal for Chris Henry. Just a simple circle with the number 15 inside. I am assuming it will be identical to the helmet decal.

    Sorry no picture, I was driving on I 75 at the time.

  • War Damn Eagle | December 18, 2009 at 1:37 pm |

    2010 Astros patch?

    http://www.patchcoll...

  • War Damn Eagle | December 18, 2009 at 1:40 pm |

    Eh, I guess it says “commemorative” and “for display,” so nevermind.

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”367417″][quote comment=”367361″][quote comment=”367353″]BTW…I couldn’t see the pic of the SF Giants new alt cap.

    Can someone post a link?[/quote]

    here[/quote]

    Still can’t see it.[/quote]

    keep reading

  • Christopher | December 18, 2009 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”367419″]2010 Astros patch?

    http://www.patchcoll...

    Very nice! Love the Texas shape and the orange bands.

  • Kek | December 18, 2009 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”367415″][quote comment=”367349″]
    3. Is it me or is the Bengals’ practice jersey using their prior number font? Bugs me to see that, because I really thought the Bengals had a good uniform and really didn’t need the change. [/quote]

    I quote Mr. Iverson…

    “It’s practice….”[/quote]
    I quote the Billy Madison movie…

  • Kek | December 18, 2009 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”367423″][quote comment=”367415″][quote comment=”367349″]
    3. Is it me or is the Bengals’ practice jersey using their prior number font? Bugs me to see that, because I really thought the Bengals had a good uniform and really didn’t need the change. [/quote]

    I quote Mr. Iverson…

    “It’s practice….”[/quote]
    I quote the Billy Madison movie…[/quote]
    whoops, I owe you an apology max

    I said something completely different from what I was thinking.

    I meant to say it bugged me to see the prior number font because it reminded me that I liked the prior uniform better.

    I re-read my comment and see why you would say what you did.

    My bad.

  • Raymond Neal | December 18, 2009 at 1:50 pm |

    Anyone notice the alleged Padres green alt cap on Hatland? Can’t get into the site at the moment, so no linky-link. It’s a dark, hunterish green.

  • Ricko | December 18, 2009 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”367418″]I was leaving Cincinnati heading home to GA this morning. On the outside matrix board of Paul Brown Stadium, they had posted the memorial decal for Chris Henry. Just a simple circle with the number 15 inside. I am assuming it will be identical to the helmet decal.

    Sorry no picture, I was driving on I 75 at the time.[/quote]

    No connection WHATSOEVER to Chris Henry, but what song goes through your head the most as you head out on your drive…
    THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA?
    GEORGIA ON MY MIND?
    EATING GOOBER PEAS?
    probably not the one about…
    “…marching through George-ah” (that’s sort of Shermanesque, isn’t it)

    ;)

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | December 18, 2009 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”367425″]Anyone notice the alleged Padres green alt cap on Hatland? Can’t get into the site at the moment, so no linky-link. It’s a dark, hunterish green.[/quote]

    Is that the same one they’ve taken to wearing with the camo jerseys?
    Hunter green, Vegas gold letters edged in white…that one?

    —Ricko

  • Thomas Clark | December 18, 2009 at 2:01 pm |

    Reading over Teebz’s block post one thing sticks out to me. What was so horribly wrong with the Oiler’s alternate? It was simple, pretty standard hem, standard sleeve striping, a lace-up collar (I can swing either way), didn’t have outlandish fonts or numerals, it had decent colors. I just don’t see what the dislike stems from. Always liked it. Then again I liked the Gorton’s Fisherman unis for the Isles.

  • Teebz | December 18, 2009 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”367428″]Reading over Teebz’s block post one thing sticks out to me. What was so horribly wrong with the Oiler’s alternate? It was simple, pretty standard hem, standard sleeve striping, a lace-up collar (I can swing either way), didn’t have outlandish fonts or numerals, it had decent colors. I just don’t see what the dislike stems from. Always liked it. Then again I liked the Gorton’s Fisherman unis for the Isles.[/quote]

    I also love the Fisherman, and I thought that the Oilers had one of the best alternates ever with that uniform. For one of the smaller cities, it seemed like EVERYONE had one of those jerseys when I saw them tangle with Dallas in the playoffs.

    It was also one of the best-selling alternates of all the alternates in late-1990s.

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2009 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”367429″]

    I also love the Fisherman.[/quote]

    really?

  • Thomas Clark | December 18, 2009 at 2:16 pm |

    Must be the hockey upbringing in us then, eh, Teebz?

  • Chris | December 18, 2009 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”367402″]Here is one of the two winning designs for Team Canada at this year’s World Junior Hockey Championships being played in Regina (the only city that rhymes with fun) and Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
    13 year old Michael Piggott’s creation will be worn by either Goalie Jake Allen or Martin Jones.
    [/quote]
    http://thechronicleh...

  • Raymond Neal | December 18, 2009 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”367427″][quote comment=”367425″]Anyone notice the alleged Padres green alt cap on Hatland? Can’t get into the site at the moment, so no linky-link. It’s a dark, hunterish green.[/quote]

    Is that the same one they’ve taken to wearing with the camo jerseys?
    Hunter green, Vegas gold letters edged in white…that one?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    *Sigh*.

    Yes. I was so caught up in possibly finding something new that I forgot about the camo jerseys. Thanks, Ricko.

  • Jim BC | December 18, 2009 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”367428″]Reading over Teebz’s block post one thing sticks out to me. What was so horribly wrong with the Oiler’s alternate? It was simple, pretty standard hem, standard sleeve striping, a lace-up collar (I can swing either way), didn’t have outlandish fonts or numerals, it had decent colors. I just don’t see what the dislike stems from. Always liked it. Then again I liked the Gorton’s Fisherman unis for the Isles.[/quote]
    I have never been a fan of 3rd jerseys, but here’s my two cents. I found the logo on the Oil jersey a bit two cartoonish for my tastes – I agree that the colour and style was o.k., just not a fan of the logo.

    And it now looks like the Fisherman Fan Club’s ranks have swelled to two – with Teebz as President of course!

  • Max | December 18, 2009 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”367424″][quote comment=”367423″][quote comment=”367415″][quote comment=”367349″]
    3. Is it me or is the Bengals’ practice jersey using their prior number font? Bugs me to see that, because I really thought the Bengals had a good uniform and really didn’t need the change. [/quote]

    I quote Mr. Iverson…

    “It’s practice….”[/quote]
    I quote the Billy Madison movie…[/quote]
    whoops, I owe you an apology max

    I said something completely different from what I was thinking.

    I meant to say it bugged me to see the prior number font because it reminded me that I liked the prior uniform better.

    I re-read my comment and see why you would say what you did.

    My bad.[/quote]

    No sweat…It’s all good!

  • Dane | December 18, 2009 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”367386″]”Canucks have a franchise jersey gallery in the hallway leading to their dressing room (with thanks to Adam Hainsfurther). ”

    There’s a great jersey in that photo that deserves some commentary.

    The maroon jersey is from the Vancouver Millionaires, who played in the Pacific Coast Hockey League until 1926. They won the Stanley Cup in 1915 when it was still a challenge cup.

    http://assets.sbnati...

    The Canucks have never worn that jersey, but the Vancouver Giants (Western Hockey League) have worn it as a throwback a couple of times.

    http://assets.sbnati...

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

    The white pants aren’t the greatest look, but credit where credit is due for authenticity to the original look.[/quote]

    There is a rumor that next season, the Canucks will beach the whale, use the stick-in-rink as their primary logo, and the rumor within the rumor is that the Millionaires sweater would become the alternate.

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2009 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”367435″]No sweat…It’s all good![/quote]

    don’t forget to pass eva parker a heiney

  • josh's twin | December 18, 2009 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”367405″][quote comment=”367401″]I heard Red Wings equipment manager Paul Boyer was instrumental in creating those skate boot guards (I want to say they had something to do with a Niklas Kronwall foot injury but that’s just me trying to go off memory) and now they have spread to other teams. I’ve even see some with a faux-lace portion on top to preserve the aesthetics of the skate.

    My opinion: Skate manufacturers are so busy trying to make the skates lighter, skates today just have no protection in the ankle and especially on inside of the foot. Really skates have never had that much protection in those areas. I’ve noticed even the old time hockey guys (ya know the ones that think half shield helmets and composite sticks should be banned) support the proliferation of these boot guards.[/quote]

    Boyer was one of the guys who tried to get the Wings to wear the older versions. Kronwall actually rejected them for games because they were “too visible” and “highlighted his injury”.

    Lots more on this soon.[/quote]

    I think the most noteworthy thing in the photo of the skateguards is how thoroughly gorgeous Mikita’s jersey and logo are compared to the reebok crap everyone’s forced to wear now.

  • Jet | December 18, 2009 at 3:21 pm |

    Bill Radocy, great job on the hockey jerseys! This is Jet from the SOM forum by the way, in case you’re a member there.

  • Stuby | December 18, 2009 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”367419″]2010 Astros patch?

    http://www.patchcoll...
    Commemorating a name change? That’s interesting.

  • Ricko | December 18, 2009 at 3:26 pm |

    Let’s see…

    NHL jerseys look like practice.
    NFL jerseys tight and twisted like, um, practice jerseys.
    MLB going dark vs. dark like batting practice.
    Basketball unis (esp. SOD) rather minimalist, like practice.

    Wow, “Casual Friday” comes to big time sports. Full-time.

    If that IS the case, it begs the question, philosophically speaking…So what if someone’s socks are higher or lower than everyone else’s? I mean, why bother with the Uni Cops?

    Discuss. ;)

    —Ricko

  • James P. | December 18, 2009 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”367419″]2010 Astros patch?

    http://www.patchcoll...

    I pointed this out to Paul right as Astros.com updated to have this image..I think he was saving it for his MLB article for Page 2…or he didn’t get my e-mail… :(

  • Teebz | December 18, 2009 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”367441″]Let’s see…

    NHL jerseys look like practice.
    NFL jerseys tight and twisted like, um, practice jerseys.
    MLB going dark vs. dark like batting practice.
    Basketball unis (esp. SOD) rather minimalist, like practice.

    Wow, “Casual Friday” comes to big time sports. Full-time.

    If that IS the case, it begs the question, philosophically speaking…So what if someone’s socks are higher or lower than everyone else’s? I mean, why bother with the Uni Cops?

    Discuss.

    ;)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Goligoski is American. ‘Nuff said ’bout the hockey screw-up. LOL

  • James P. | December 18, 2009 at 3:30 pm |

    Also in MLB uni news: Curtis Garanderson will wear #14.

    [quote] ESPN: Like a lot of Yankees newcomers, Granderson instantly found himself caught in a numbers game. He wore No. 28 with the Tigers, but manager Joe Girardi intends to bump up one digit and take it next season — after the Yankees won their 27th World Series championship, Girardi wants to have a new target.

    Granderson instead will wear No. 14, the number his father used to wear in a men’s softball league.

    “I’m not superstitious,” Granderson said. Besides, he said with a smile, if all goes well, the Yankees will win their 28th title next year, Girardi will then move up to No. 29 and Granderson can reclaim his old number.

    “I want to talk to Curtis a little more” to make sure he’s comfortable with the switch, Girardi said.
    [/quote]

  • James P. | December 18, 2009 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”367419″]2010 Astros patch?

    http://www.patchcoll...

    Err…ok…I posted twice and it did not take.

    Anyway, I pointed this out to Paul right as Astros.com updated with this image (I believe it was the day after the World Series ended), but he never said anythign about it. I think he was saving it for his 2010 MLB Preview article for Page 2. Either that or he never got my e-mail. :(

    Also, Curtis Garanderson will be wearing #14 with the Yankees.

    Quoting ESPN:
    Like a lot of Yankees newcomers, Granderson instantly found himself caught in a numbers game. He wore No. 28 with the Tigers, but manager Joe Girardi intends to bump up one digit and take it next season — after the Yankees won their 27th World Series championship, Girardi wants to have a new target.

    Granderson instead will wear No. 14, the number his father used to wear in a men’s softball league.

    “I’m not superstitious,” Granderson said. Besides, he said with a smile, if all goes well, the Yankees will win their 28th title next year, Girardi will then move up to No. 29 and Granderson can reclaim his old number.

    “I want to talk to Curtis a little more” to make sure he’s comfortable with the switch, Girardi said.
    End Quote

  • Ricko | December 18, 2009 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”367440″][quote comment=”367419″]2010 Astros patch?

    http://www.patchcoll...
    Commemorating a name change? That’s interesting.[/quote]

    Well, it’s the only thing they could think of.
    Unlike the Dodgers, who could just “patch into” the traditional 55th Anniversary celebration.

    —Ricko

  • Jet | December 18, 2009 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”367441″]

    NHL jerseys look like practice.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I get a headache just scrolling through the designs of modern jerseys at nhluniforms.com. So many jerseys lack any kind of waist striping. Some that do have waist striping, its so thin that its incidental or it’s that idiotic waving/asymmetrical striping that the Ducks still have but other teams have messed with (Blues, Flames, Islanders, etc.)

    It’s not rocket science. All you need is some bold waist striping, bold sleeve/arm striping, and maybe some shoulder bars, and you’ve got a classic-looking jersey that you can still add modern touches to (like the Sharks debut jersey, and Carolina).

    Another quick scan of that website and I count 18 jerseys out of 30 that I absolutely detest. Put them all in a pile, pour lighter fluid on ’em and spark it up!

  • James P. | December 18, 2009 at 3:50 pm |

    why are none of my comments showing up?

  • Alec | December 18, 2009 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”367447″]

    Another quick scan of that website and I count 18 jerseys out of 30 that I absolutely detest. Put them all in a pile, pour lighter fluid on ’em and spark it up![/quote]

    You can try, but Reebok designed them to be fireproof as well for comptetive purposes.

  • SoCalDrew | December 18, 2009 at 3:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”367352″]Terrence,

    I LOVE the jacket. It looks GREAT.[/quote]

    +1

  • Teebz | December 18, 2009 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”367449″][quote comment=”367447″]

    Another quick scan of that website and I count 18 jerseys out of 30 that I absolutely detest. Put them all in a pile, pour lighter fluid on ’em and spark it up![/quote]

    You can try, but Reebok designed them to be fireproof as well for comptetive purposes.[/quote]

    I was re-reading some of the Rbk EDGE benefits. Most of these seem unnecessary:

    – wick water away from fabric
    – auto-dry sequence if wet
    – homing beacon for recovery if lost (tracker sold separately)
    – resistant to heat
    – resistant to cold
    – resistant to flu
    – resistant to mold
    – resistant to moss growth
    – built-in thermonuclear device because terrorists like sports too
    – low in fat
    – high in fiber
    – cholesterol and trans fat free
    – optional pine tree or new car scent
    – guaranteed to make everyone 8% faster so no one actually appears faster
    – doubles as optional “green” shopping bag

    And that’s just page 1 of the 372 pages of benefits.

  • mike 2 | December 18, 2009 at 4:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”367436″][quote comment=”367386″]”Canucks have a franchise jersey gallery in the hallway leading to their dressing room (with thanks to Adam Hainsfurther). ”

    There’s a great jersey in that photo that deserves some commentary.

    The maroon jersey is from the Vancouver Millionaires, who played in the Pacific Coast Hockey League until 1926. They won the Stanley Cup in 1915 when it was still a challenge cup.

    http://assets.sbnati...

    The Canucks have never worn that jersey, but the Vancouver Giants (Western Hockey League) have worn it as a throwback a couple of times.

    http://assets.sbnati...

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

    The white pants aren’t the greatest look, but credit where credit is due for authenticity to the original look.[/quote]

    There is a rumor that next season, the Canucks will beach the whale, use the stick-in-rink as their primary logo, and the rumor within the rumor is that the Millionaires sweater would become the alternate.[/quote]

    I’d heard about getting rid of the Orca logo but not going to the Millionaires as an alt. That would be interesting, especially if they keep the white-pant look.

  • Jeff P | December 18, 2009 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”367452″][quote comment=”367436″][quote comment=”367386″]”Canucks have a franchise jersey gallery in the hallway leading to their dressing room (with thanks to Adam Hainsfurther). ”

    There’s a great jersey in that photo that deserves some commentary.

    The maroon jersey is from the Vancouver Millionaires, who played in the Pacific Coast Hockey League until 1926. They won the Stanley Cup in 1915 when it was still a challenge cup.

    http://assets.sbnati...

    The Canucks have never worn that jersey, but the Vancouver Giants (Western Hockey League) have worn it as a throwback a couple of times.

    http://assets.sbnati...

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

    The white pants aren’t the greatest look, but credit where credit is due for authenticity to the original look.[/quote]

    There is a rumor that next season, the Canucks will beach the whale, use the stick-in-rink as their primary logo, and the rumor within the rumor is that the Millionaires sweater would become the alternate.[/quote]

    I’d heard about getting rid of the Orca logo but not going to the Millionaires as an alt. That would be interesting, especially if they keep the white-pant look.[/quote]

    Considering no other NHL team has had the courage to rock the white pants since the caps, I doubt it’ll happen. Still kind of annoyed that the wings didn’t break ’em out for the winter classic, and even more annoyed that the habs didn’t break them out to go with some of their retros- I think two or three of them were accompanied by white pants. Blue, Red and green, and I’m not sure if the candy stripes used white or blue.

  • Teebz | December 18, 2009 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”367430″][quote comment=”367429″]

    I also love the Fisherman.[/quote]

    really?[/quote]

    I just had my COO sign my first executive to a 15-year deal.

  • rpm | December 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm |

    hazzah! hazzah!! hazzah!!!

    i just felt like cheering. pardon the interruption, back to you regularly scheduled blogging.

  • Tburrell | December 18, 2009 at 5:17 pm |

    Sad story- the MN Wild equipment van caught fire in Ottowa.

    Photos may be hard to take for those who love unis.

    http://www.hockeywil...

  • leon | December 18, 2009 at 5:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”367457″]Sad story- the MN Wild equipment van caught fire in Ottowa.

    Photos may be hard to take for those who love unis.

    http://www.hockeywil...
    On a positive note, they aren’t playing Calgary.

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2009 at 5:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”367457″]Sad story- the MN Wild equipment van caught fire in Ottowa.

    Photos may be hard to take for those who love unis.

    http://www.hockeywil...

    interesting, since alec said they were fire proof

  • TC Mark | December 18, 2009 at 6:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”367459″][quote comment=”367457″]Sad story- the MN Wild equipment van caught fire in Ottowa.

    Photos may be hard to take for those who love unis.

    http://www.hockeywil...

    interesting, since alec said they were fire proof[/quote]

    Well…the Wild HAS been hot of late (9 of 12).

    I think this situation has bigger challenges than it might first appear. It isn’t as simple as just getting new equipment and hitting the ice.

  • JimV19 | December 18, 2009 at 6:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”367441″]Let’s see…

    NHL jerseys look like practice.
    NFL jerseys tight and twisted like, um, practice jerseys.
    MLB going dark vs. dark like batting practice.
    Basketball unis (esp. SOD) rather minimalist, like practice.

    Wow, “Casual Friday” comes to big time sports. Full-time.

    If that IS the case, it begs the question, philosophically speaking…So what if someone’s socks are higher or lower than everyone else’s? I mean, why bother with the Uni Cops?

    Discuss.

    ;)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    To borrow a phrase from someone I know, the Uni Cops have been stumbling over the dollars to pick up the pennies. They’re about as useful as a kitty litter box in a room full of elephants. Fire them, and use the money to hire a firm who can design really good unis.

  • JimV19 | December 18, 2009 at 6:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”367451″][quote comment=”367449″][quote comment=”367447″]

    Another quick scan of that website and I count 18 jerseys out of 30 that I absolutely detest. Put them all in a pile, pour lighter fluid on ’em and spark it up![/quote]

    You can try, but Reebok designed them to be fireproof as well for comptetive purposes.[/quote]

    I was re-reading some of the Rbk EDGE benefits. Most of these seem unnecessary:

    – wick water away from fabric
    – auto-dry sequence if wet
    – homing beacon for recovery if lost (tracker sold separately)
    – resistant to heat
    – resistant to cold
    – resistant to flu
    – resistant to mold
    – resistant to moss growth
    – built-in thermonuclear device because terrorists like sports too
    – low in fat
    – high in fiber
    – cholesterol and trans fat free
    – optional pine tree or new car scent
    – guaranteed to make everyone 8% faster so no one actually appears faster
    – doubles as optional “green” shopping bag

    And that’s just page 1 of the 372 pages of benefits.[/quote]

    Can I get a home jersey in pine-tree and a road jersey in new-car scent?

  • JimV19 | December 18, 2009 at 6:28 pm |

    Interesting article about what the Celtics’ Paul Pierce would do if he ran the NBA:
    http://sports.yahoo....
    Actually, he has some good ideas, I believe.

    Also interesting – in the accompanying photo, he’s wearing a green Celts uni with gold numbers. Is this new? Granted I don’t watch as much NBA as I used to, but I thought I was hip to all the new unis. I thought they just had a BFBS alternate.

  • JTH | December 18, 2009 at 6:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”367363″]can someone help me out. i need the anaheim ducks number font in some way shape or form so that i can trace it into autocad. thanks![/quote]
    I didn’t see a reply to this, so ignore it if someone already helped you out.

    Go here and you can download all the NHL teams’ fonts.

    (Coincidentally, I actually already had that page open from earlier today.)

  • Dust | December 18, 2009 at 6:29 pm |

    Thats a tough one for the Wild. Talk about a nasty smell in the first place – then burning hockey equipment, oh boy.

    This has to be a first as far as a total loss of equipment goes.

  • Momofuku | December 18, 2009 at 7:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”367448″]why are none of my comments showing up?[/quote]

    I’m not seeing them either. Type harder.

  • LarryB | December 18, 2009 at 7:24 pm |

    http://farm3.static....

    Clairton beat Farrell last week in class A. Farrell is very close to me right across the Ohio/Pa line. They had some unique uniforms this year. Wilmington is not far from me

    And was the PIAA finals this late in the season last year too?

    Ohio had it’s state finals a few weeks ago.

  • Patrick in MI | December 18, 2009 at 7:42 pm |

    It’s not DIY if you pay someone else to sew it on for you.

  • JTH | December 18, 2009 at 7:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”367463″]Interesting article about what the Celtics’ Paul Pierce would do if he ran the NBA:
    http://sports.yahoo....
    Actually, he has some good ideas, I believe.

    Also interesting – in the accompanying photo, he’s wearing a green Celts uni with gold numbers. Is this new? Granted I don’t watch as much NBA as I used to, but I thought I was hip to all the new unis. I thought they just had a BFBS alternate.[/quote]
    I kinda like those ideas, too.

    I say raise the rim on only one end of the floor. So in the first half, you shoot at the short rim and in the second half/OT, you get the high rim. Home team decides which is which.

    That gold-trimmed uni is the Celtics’ St. Patrick’s Day special. I’d love to see them ditch their BFBS alt and go with that one as their permanent alt.

  • aflfan | December 18, 2009 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”367460″][quote comment=”367459″][quote comment=”367457″]Sad story- the MN Wild equipment van caught fire in Ottowa.

    Photos may be hard to take for those who love unis.

    http://www.hockeywil...

    interesting, since alec said they were fire proof[/quote]

    Well…the Wild HAS been hot of late (9 of 12).

    I think this situation has bigger challenges than it might first appear. It isn’t as simple as just getting new equipment and hitting the ice.[/quote]

    You are not kidding. From the ESPN article

    Havlat expressed concern about being able to adjust to any backup equipment. “How we could play with all new equipment, especially the skates. We spend two weeks trying to break in skates,” Havlat said. “I mean, even if we didn’t play [Saturday], we’ve still got a game Monday and another one Wednesday.”

    Also,

    Among the issues with backup or replacement equipment — including knee braces, helmets, goalie pads — is that much of it is specifically fitted to the player, and there likely won’t be enough time before the game to make all of the necessary adjustments.

    They also said all of Nicklas Backstrom’s equipment was destroyed.

  • Terence M. K. | December 18, 2009 at 9:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”367468″]It’s not DIY if you pay someone else to sew it on for you.[/quote]
    Patrick,
    I hear your point, I just don’t have access to an industrial strength sewing machine that can stitch through Melton Wool and Leather sleeves and they go for $5G and up so it sorta defeated the purpose of keeping the project affordable. I paid Parkview Sports $14 to do it for me and I think the spirit of DIY was there through the fact it was an original idea, one of a kind and I got it for about 1/2 the price of what I would pay if I went to MLB.com and bought a ’69 Mets “throwback” jacket that I see all over Shea now so…works for me!

    Terence

  • JimV19 | December 18, 2009 at 9:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”367468″]It’s not DIY if you pay someone else to sew it on for you.[/quote]

    I’m Calling It DIO
    (Do It OURselves)

  • aflfan | December 18, 2009 at 9:36 pm |

    Beauty match up on the NHL Network right now as the Bruins are taking on the Black Hawks. Bruins in white, Hawks in Red.

    The FCS (or the Division formally known as I-AA) is not a bad match up either.

  • Terence M. K. | December 18, 2009 at 9:44 pm |

    [quote comment=\”367472\”][quote comment=\”367468\”]It\’s not DIY if you pay someone else to sew it on for you.[/quote]

    I\’m Calling It DIO
    (Do It OURselves)[/quote]

    Hear, hear!! I\’m all for it! I think it still came out sweet and I\’m gonna wear it all winter while counting down the days until Pitchers & Catchers and the hopeless optimism of a Mets winning season…

  • JimV19 | December 18, 2009 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”367473″]Beauty match up on the NHL Network right now as the Bruins are taking on the Black Hawks. Bruins in white, Hawks in Red.

    The FCS (or the Division formally known as I-AA) is not a bad match up either.[/quote]

    Thanks for reminding me about the FCS. Go ‘Nova!

    Wildcats are in the monochrome blue, while Montana…I’m watching on a little computer screen – is that white on white or white on silver?

  • Oakville Endive | December 18, 2009 at 9:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”367473″]Beauty match up on the NHL Network right now as the Bruins are taking on the Black Hawks. Bruins in white, Hawks in Red.

    The FCS (or the Division formally known as I-AA) is not a bad match up either.[/quote]

    Personally I think Boston and Chicago is the best uni match in hockey. Too bad these teams couldn’t play against each other, more often

  • leon | December 18, 2009 at 9:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”367475″][quote comment=”367473″]Beauty match up on the NHL Network right now as the Bruins are taking on the Black Hawks. Bruins in white, Hawks in Red.

    The FCS (or the Division formally known as I-AA) is not a bad match up either.[/quote]

    Thanks for reminding me about the FCS. Go ‘Nova!

    Wildcats are in the monochrome blue, while Montana…I’m watching on a little computer screen – is that white on white or white on silver?[/quote]
    Actually, referred to as Division I now, I believe. Former D-I called some other crap now.
    Good game, BTW.

  • aflfan | December 18, 2009 at 10:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”367475″][quote comment=”367473″]Beauty match up on the NHL Network right now as the Bruins are taking on the Black Hawks. Bruins in white, Hawks in Red.

    The FCS (or the Division formally known as I-AA) is not a bad match up either.[/quote]

    Thanks for reminding me about the FCS. Go ‘Nova!

    Wildcats are in the monochrome blue, while Montana…I’m watching on a little computer screen – is that white on white or white on silver?[/quote]

    White over Silver.

  • Ricko | December 18, 2009 at 10:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”367475″][quote comment=”367473″]Beauty match up on the NHL Network right now as the Bruins are taking on the Black Hawks. Bruins in white, Hawks in Red.

    The FCS (or the Division formally known as I-AA) is not a bad match up either.[/quote]

    Thanks for reminding me about the FCS. Go ‘Nova!

    Wildcats are in the monochrome blue, while Montana…I’m watching on a little computer screen – is that white on white or white on silver?[/quote]

    White over silver (silver helmets).

  • aflfan | December 18, 2009 at 10:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”367476″][quote comment=”367473″]Beauty match up on the NHL Network right now as the Bruins are taking on the Black Hawks. Bruins in white, Hawks in Red.

    The FCS (or the Division formally known as I-AA) is not a bad match up either.[/quote]

    Personally I think Boston and Chicago is the best uni match in hockey. Too bad these teams couldn’t play against each other, more often[/quote]

    As a fan of the Detroit Griff, er Red Wings (with all the injuries) I wish the original six would play each other more. I miss the Detroit/Toronto rivalary of the mid to late 80’s. They played Montral once this year and they were in some godawful throw back. I don’t get to see Montreal that often, I want to see the tri-colors.

  • JimV19 | December 18, 2009 at 10:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”367475″][quote comment=”367473″]Beauty match up on the NHL Network right now as the Bruins are taking on the Black Hawks. Bruins in white, Hawks in Red.

    The FCS (or the Division formally known as I-AA) is not a bad match up either.[/quote]

    Thanks for reminding me about the FCS. Go ‘Nova!

    Wildcats are in the monochrome blue, while Montana…I’m watching on a little computer screen – is that white on white or white on silver?[/quote]

    Villanova’s jersey is a logo mess tonight. It’s bad enough the tiny arched Villanova logo is too close to the numbers – they put the championship game patch right next to that, which is right below the swoosh…then there’s a conference logo on the other side.

    If they would have spread those things out a bit, at least it would have resembled a halfway decent CFL jersey.

  • aflfan | December 18, 2009 at 10:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”367481″][quote comment=”367475″][quote comment=”367473″]Beauty match up on the NHL Network right now as the Bruins are taking on the Black Hawks. Bruins in white, Hawks in Red.

    The FCS (or the Division formally known as I-AA) is not a bad match up either.[/quote]

    Thanks for reminding me about the FCS. Go ‘Nova!

    Wildcats are in the monochrome blue, while Montana…I’m watching on a little computer screen – is that white on white or white on silver?[/quote]

    Villanova’s jersey is a logo mess tonight. It’s bad enough the tiny arched Villanova logo is too close to the numbers – they put the championship game patch right next to that, which is right below the swoosh…then there’s a conference logo on the other side.

    If they would have spread those things out a bit, at least it would have resembled a halfway decent CFL jersey.[/quote]

    They have the CAA patch on the other side.

  • leon | December 18, 2009 at 10:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”367477″][quote comment=”367475″][quote comment=”367473″]Beauty match up on the NHL Network right now as the Bruins are taking on the Black Hawks. Bruins in white, Hawks in Red.

    The FCS (or the Division formally known as I-AA) is not a bad match up either.[/quote]

    Thanks for reminding me about the FCS. Go ‘Nova!

    Wildcats are in the monochrome blue, while Montana…I’m watching on a little computer screen – is that white on white or white on silver?[/quote]
    Actually, referred to as Division I now, I believe. Former D-I called some other crap now.
    Good game, BTW.[/quote]
    They’re calling it “the Div.I FCS championship” on ESPN.

  • JimV19 | December 18, 2009 at 10:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”367477″][quote comment=”367475″][quote comment=”367473″]Beauty match up on the NHL Network right now as the Bruins are taking on the Black Hawks. Bruins in white, Hawks in Red.

    The FCS (or the Division formally known as I-AA) is not a bad match up either.[/quote]

    Thanks for reminding me about the FCS. Go ‘Nova!

    Wildcats are in the monochrome blue, while Montana…I’m watching on a little computer screen – is that white on white or white on silver?[/quote]
    Actually, referred to as Division I now, I believe. Former D-I called some other crap now.
    Good game, BTW.[/quote]

    This is the Division I Football Championship Series. The former Div. I is the Division I Football Bowl Series. Really rolls off the tongue, eh?

  • aflfan | December 18, 2009 at 10:09 pm |

    Either Villanova’s number nine is losing the number on his back or he has paint all over it, cause it is hard to read.

  • JimV19 | December 18, 2009 at 10:11 pm |

    Phil, can we tweak Villanova’s unis?

  • aflfan | December 18, 2009 at 10:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”367484″][quote comment=”367477″][quote comment=”367475″][quote comment=”367473″]Beauty match up on the NHL Network right now as the Bruins are taking on the Black Hawks. Bruins in white, Hawks in Red.

    The FCS (or the Division formally known as I-AA) is not a bad match up either.[/quote]

    Thanks for reminding me about the FCS. Go ‘Nova!

    Wildcats are in the monochrome blue, while Montana…I’m watching on a little computer screen – is that white on white or white on silver?[/quote]
    Actually, referred to as Division I now, I believe. Former D-I called some other crap now.
    Good game, BTW.[/quote]

    This is the Division I Football Championship Series. The former Div. I is the Division I Football Bowl Series. Really rolls off the tongue, eh?[/quote]

    Yep, that is why we have the alaphbet soup of FBS and FCS.

    Division III championship is tomorrow at 11 AM on ESPN2 between Mt. Union and Wisconsin-Whitewater.

  • leon | December 18, 2009 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”367485″]Either Villanova’s number nine is losing the number on his back or he has paint all over it, cause it is hard to read.[/quote]

    He’s going to need a stitch in time.

    Bye

  • LI Phil | December 18, 2009 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”367486″]Phil, can we tweak Villanova’s unis?[/quote]

    no

    and on another note…what the hell is milwaukee wearing in clevo?

    it’s rather…gorgeous

  • aflfan | December 18, 2009 at 10:26 pm |

    Villanova’s quaterback is missing the V decal on the right side of his helmet.

  • JimV19 | December 18, 2009 at 10:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”367489″][quote comment=”367486″]Phil, can we tweak Villanova’s unis?[/quote]

    no

    and on another note…what the hell is milwaukee wearing in clevo?

    it’s rather…gorgeous[/quote]

    Rather red. Never saw those until now. I’d wear that.

    ALMOST as nice as their best unis ever: http://www.hognation...

  • Johnny O | December 18, 2009 at 10:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”367492″][quote comment=”367489″][quote comment=”367486″]Phil, can we tweak Villanova’s unis?[/quote]

    no

    and on another note…what the hell is milwaukee wearing in clevo?

    it’s rather…gorgeous[/quote]

    Rather red. Never saw those until now. I’d wear that.

    ALMOST as nice as their best unis ever: http://www.hognation...

    Leave it to the Bucks. They finally get on national TV, and they bust out their Alts. Oh well, it isn’t too bad. Their announcement of the alts was earlier this year. You can view it here:
    http://www.nba.com/b...

    However, I wish they would bust this out once in a while:
    http://thebratwurst....

    But in all seriousness…they really should at least go back to this logo:
    http://imgsrv.971the...

  • Stuby | December 18, 2009 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”367488″][quote comment=”367485″]Either Villanova’s number nine is losing the number on his back or he has paint all over it, cause it is hard to read.[/quote]

    He’s going to need a stitch in time.

    Bye[/quote]
    that was good

  • JTH | December 18, 2009 at 11:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”367493″][quote comment=”367492″][quote comment=”367489″][quote comment=”367486″]Phil, can we tweak Villanova’s unis?[/quote]

    no

    and on another note…what the hell is milwaukee wearing in clevo?

    it’s rather…gorgeous[/quote]

    Rather red. Never saw those until now. I’d wear that.

    ALMOST as nice as their best unis ever: http://www.hognation...

    Leave it to the Bucks. They finally get on national TV, and they bust out their Alts. Oh well, it isn’t too bad. Their announcement of the alts was earlier this year. You can view it here:
    http://www.nba.com/b...

    However, I wish they would bust this out once in a while:
    http://thebratwurst....

    But in all seriousness…they really should at least go back to this logo:
    http://imgsrv.971the...
    And by “this year” you mean “last year.”

    In all seriousness, that green alt they wore in the 90s was fantastic.

  • JimV19 | December 18, 2009 at 11:10 pm |

    Holy Ed Pinckney! The Wildcats are champs.

    Bring on the BCS winner now.

  • Johnny O | December 18, 2009 at 11:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”367495″][quote comment=”367493″][quote comment=”367492″][quote comment=”367489″][quote comment=”367486″]Phil, can we tweak Villanova’s unis?[/quote]

    no

    and on another note…what the hell is milwaukee wearing in clevo?

    it’s rather…gorgeous[/quote]

    Rather red. Never saw those until now. I’d wear that.

    ALMOST as nice as their best unis ever: http://www.hognation...

    Leave it to the Bucks. They finally get on national TV, and they bust out their Alts. Oh well, it isn’t too bad. Their announcement of the alts was earlier this year. You can view it here:
    http://www.nba.com/b...

    However, I wish they would bust this out once in a while:
    http://thebratwurst....

    But in all seriousness…they really should at least go back to this logo:
    http://imgsrv.971the...
    And by “this year” you mean “last year.”

    In all seriousness, that green alt they wore in the 90s was fantastic.[/quote]

    Sorry.. by “this year” I did indeed mean last year. I got excited about people outside Wisconsin talking about the Bucks, and just typed too fast. Thanks for the correction.

  • Greg T | December 19, 2009 at 1:22 am |

    Regarding the ESPN Page 2 column: the Steelers use a logo taken from industry; so apparently does Bayer Leverkusen: http://www.bundeslig... Unfortunately, I don’t know enough about the Bundesliga to talk about the history/significance of the logo.

  • JTH | December 19, 2009 at 1:34 am |

    [quote comment=”367498″]Regarding the ESPN Page 2 column: the Steelers use a logo taken from industry; so apparently does Bayer Leverkusen: http://www.bundeslig... Unfortunately, I don’t know enough about the Bundesliga to talk about the history/significance of the logo.[/quote]
    Do they ever wear throwbacks with this logo?

  • Alec | December 19, 2009 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”367498″]Regarding the ESPN Page 2 column: the Steelers use a logo taken from industry; so apparently does Bayer Leverkusen: http://www.bundeslig... Unfortunately, I don’t know enough about the Bundesliga to talk about the history/significance of the logo.[/quote]

    The club was started(and still owned) by Bayer as their factory team, one of the few teams in the Bundesliga under private ownership(I believe Wolfsburg(VW) and Bayern Munich are the others.)