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Guess What Chips I Won’t Be Eating Today?

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Have there ever been a worse helmet design match-up than last night’s Fiesta Bowl? Woof. Fortunately, the game featured a few uni-notable aspects:

• Boise State wore orange pants for the first time since the 2007 Fiesta Bowl. Although the pants had way too many gewgaws, I thought the basic white-over-orange look was really nice.

• Boise State also became the latest team to don riflery gloves.

• Speaking of gloves, I didn’t watch the halftime show, but Geoff Poole did: “The TCU band’s drum major was wearing what looked like the TCU riflery gloves. Holy crap. That’s going one step too far, if you ask me.” No photo, alas.

• A few Boise players pulled the old Nike stunt of wearing mismatched undersleeve colors. Most of them, however, went the more conventional route.

• At one point both of TCU’s No. 47s were on the screen at the same time — and Fox put up the graphic for the wrong one

• Speaking of Fox miscues, Jeron Johnson’s academic major was the subject of a rather unfortunate typo.

• It’s tough to see in this screen shot, but the folks at Nike couldn’t have been happy to see a TCU player sporting some Under Armour logo creep.

• No photos, but Zack Hickman sent me this footwear note during the game: “Both teams are wearing new cleats. Most skill position players appear to be wearing the new Nike Vapors that I was actually able to see during a focus group I was a part of. The way to tell the difference between the current 4.2 Vapors and the new Vapors is the large swoosh on the toe. Another thing: I may be mistaken, but the BSU offensive line appears to be wearing Nike Hyperdunk cleats. Basketball shoes as cleats?!” If someone more footwear-obsessed than I would like to provide some visual documentation of all this, I’ll be happy to run it tomorrow.

But the biggest surprise of the night for me was that I got quite a few e-mails that basically said, “What the hell is TCU wearing?” I guess a lot of casual fans had remained blissfully unaware of the riflery program until now. Lucky them.

(Big thanks to Chris Salove, Sam Forster, and Clark Ruhland for their screen shots.)

Signal Flare: Attention Chance Michaels, Paul Radetsky, Zach Davis
, and
 Steve Prestegard. Reader Nicole Haase would like a word with you for a project she’s working on. You can contact her here.

Research Query: Eric B. is trying to make a DIY Bronco Nagurski jersey, based on his U. of Minnesota days. “I’d love to see one of his jerseys in color,” says Eric. “Rumor is that his frat, Sigma Chi, has one of his jerseys framed. Do you have any Sigma Chi readers who could take a photo and e-mail it to me?” If you can help Eric out, e-mail him here.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Georgia Tech has decided that the Orange Bowl is a great time to unveil a new jersey. Brilliant! Details here (with thanks to Bobby Sanmiguel, who says he hears there will be new pants as well). … Brandon Flowers needs to buckle up. … The old Tiger Stadium scoreboard has been moved to Wayne State (with thanks to Tom Konecny). … Aarron Stilley made these DIY pennants and gave them away as Xmas presents last month. … Cycling news from Sean Clancy, who reports that team Sky has unveiled its inaugural kit and Quick Step has a new design. He also sent along these gorgeous cycling illustrations. … Remember the old Cincy Royals logo? When Chris Chaussee got married seven years ago, he and his true love used this logo, which they put on guitar picks as party favors. … Yesterday afternoon I was at Foley’s on West 33rd, where they had an odd photo showing Seaver and Gentry in various states of undress. … Wichita State wore MTXE-era throwbacks on Sunday (with thanks to Ryan Atkinson). … Ray Emery has a new homage-driven mask design (with thanks to Matt Pesotski). … Check out this shot, sent me way by J. Sebastian Smelko. The jersey was worn by Thornton Fractional North (that’s an Illinois high school) for their rivalry game against Thornton Fractional South around 1967. Love the “Beat South” yoke. Makes me wonder how many other teams have worn special messages for their rivalry games over the years (and I don’t mean special messages concocted by Nike’s marketing team). One that comes immediately to mind is the Jolly Roger that Navy wore for the 1962 Army/Navy game. Got any others? … An item toward the end of this page indicates that Kent State football is switching to Nike (with thanks to Jody Michael). … Bizarre contribution of the day: Dave Sizer was driving through our nation’s midsection last week and spotted the Majestic logo being used by an oil-change shop. Hey, all you Majestic people reading this, give me some good inside dirt and I’ll tell you where the shop is located.

 

299 comments to Guess What Chips I Won’t Be Eating Today?

  • Joe Barrie | January 5, 2010 at 7:49 am |

    The “odd” Mets photo was widely distributed back then.

    It shows the two pitchers after the pandemonium at Shea Stadium following the Mets’ 1969 World Series victory.

  • LiketheRiver | January 5, 2010 at 7:55 am |

    On USA Today’s website today(wow that is redundant) they had an article up about what the next decade will bring and here was one of the quotes for what might happen in sports

    “•The four-quarter commercial.
    The search for more revenue streams could lead to the Hewlett-Packard Packers facing the Toyota Titans in the Microsoft Super Bowl.”

    I know it wont happen but it would still blow donkeys if it did!

  • The Jeff | January 5, 2010 at 7:57 am |

    Worst element between those two helmets?

    The gray facemask on Boise State. Lame.

    I kinda like the lizard skin pattern for TCU. It’s a great look for a team called the Horned Frogs.

  • Bob | January 5, 2010 at 8:00 am |

    Georgia Tech goes from one cluttered, hideous jersey to another cluttered, hideous jersey.

  • Frank | January 5, 2010 at 8:02 am |

    That Cincinnati Royals logo wasn’t their logo only when they were in Cincinnati. They kept the logo when they went to KC:
    http://www.sportslog...
    and used it still when they Sacramento:
    http://www.sportslog...

  • War Damn Eagle | January 5, 2010 at 8:10 am |

    I spotted those new Tech jerseys during the promo for the Orange Bowl during the Fiesta Bowl. The Tech players were taking team photos in the background, and you could tell right away it was a different jersey.

  • LiketheRiver | January 5, 2010 at 8:10 am |

    If Boise would have just got rid of those horrid thick blue horizontal stripes on the shoulders and back of the pants they would look decent, it is just to much clutter and unneccsary stuff.

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 8:14 am |

    [quote comment=”370279″]If Boise would have just got rid of those horrid thick blue horizontal stripes on the shoulders and back of the pants they would look decent, it is just to much clutter and unneccsary stuff.[/quote]

    Nothing like butt stripes to give a uni some real class.

    —Ricko

  • art | January 5, 2010 at 8:18 am |

    Good to see Quick Step back in blue this season. Sky should have run the Adidas stripes all the way up to the collar, but the NORC (Name on Rib Cage) is just awesome. Of course by July they’re going to be begging the UCI to let them invert the colors, like BMC did last year.

  • War Damn Eagle | January 5, 2010 at 8:18 am |

    A lot of the Boise players still wear the Tri-Bolt undershirts beneath their uniforms.

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 8:20 am |

    Speaking of the Cincinnati Royals…
    One of my favorite all time hoops jerseys.
    The stripes was pretty avant garde at the time…
    http://farm5.static.....
    Later, they went vertical on us…
    http://farm5.static....
    And, if you go back to the Rochester Royals, you get this look (bet the NBA would have tough time getting players to wear them as throwback, huh)…
    http://farm5.static....

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 8:22 am |

    Man, did I screw that up. Let’s try again…
    http://farm5.static....
    http://farm5.static....
    http://farm5.static....

    —Ricko

  • War Damn Eagle | January 5, 2010 at 8:24 am |

    [quote comment=”370282″]A lot of the Boise players still wear the Tri-Bolt undershirts beneath their uniforms.[/quote]

    http://rivals.yahoo....

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  • Nate Babbitt | January 5, 2010 at 8:27 am |

    The blue stripes on the back of Boise pants looked like they had back pockets.

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 8:28 am |

    Hoops color-on-color?
    How ’bout lime vs. athletic gold?
    http://farm3.static....

    –Ricko

  • Patrick | January 5, 2010 at 8:31 am |

    Anyone know the name of the gloves Boise and TCU were wearing last night? I understand the riflery, but these had gray index and pinkie fingers, while the two middle fingers were black. I haven’t been able to find any information about them, so I thought Uni-Watch might have an “in”. Thanks.

  • Taha | January 5, 2010 at 8:36 am |

    Re: the two 47s for TCU

    I would argue that the super-imposed graphic isn’t “wrong”. They give the information for the player facing the camera. If anything, it’s a correction. Someone watching it might say, “Hirt? I thought 47 was Kelton?” Then the graphic pops up and they realize “oh, there are TWO 47s”

  • Hitch | January 5, 2010 at 8:37 am |

    Anyone know what the DBD stands for on Andy Dalton’s throwing arm?

    http://rivals.yahoo....

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 8:37 am |

    Just realized the NBA Royals franchise probably has called more cities home than any other team since I’ve been following sports (one that’s still around, anyway)…
    Rochester
    Cincinnati
    Kansas City (became Kings, for obvious reasons)
    Omaha
    Sacramento

    Can’t imagine who’d beat that.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 8:38 am |

    [quote comment=”370290″]Anyone know what the DBD stands for on Andy Dalton’s throwing arm?

    http://rivals.yahoo....

    “Don’t Back Down”?
    (just a guess)

    —Ricko

  • Ry Co 40 | January 5, 2010 at 8:38 am |

    “i’m not a fan of purple at all!”

    “gosh, those (boise) pants stripes are ugly… and look at the jerseys!”

    “what’s with those (tcu) helmets?!?!”

    -all from my mom in the span of about 5 minutes last night. lol. i’m so proud…

  • Robert Eden | January 5, 2010 at 9:01 am |

    Last night’s bowl match-up was so uni-unfriendly that I received texts from a couple of friends, complaining about the visual disaster on the field. And these are guys who normally do not give a flip how the teams dress.

  • Geeman | January 5, 2010 at 9:01 am |

    Wasn’t Ricko who last year said Boise State needed to wear a contrasting color against TCU in the Pointsetia Bowl, which Boise lost? Well, last night Boise did, and won. It was a good luck, butt stripes and horns and gray facemasks excepted.

  • Geeman | January 5, 2010 at 9:02 am |

    Make that “it was a good LOOK.” (And good luck.)

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”370290″]Anyone know what the DBD stands for on Andy Dalton’s throwing arm?

    http://rivals.yahoo....

    douche bag design

  • Geeman | January 5, 2010 at 9:07 am |

    If TCU got rid of all the trim, its uniforms last night would not have been bad: plain purple jerseys over plain gray pants. Too much clutter otherwise.

    I do like the black-over-purple look TCU wore last year. Didn’t at first when Northwestern used it back in the 1990s, but it’s growing on me. For some reason, though, I don’t like the purple-over-black combination, the other home uniform they used a lot this year. http://meoutsidetheb...

    Last year’s game:

    http://c.photoshelte...

  • The Jeff | January 5, 2010 at 9:11 am |

    [quote comment=”370297″][quote comment=”370290″]Anyone know what the DBD stands for on Andy Dalton’s throwing arm?

    http://rivals.yahoo....

    douche bag design[/quote]

    Don’t Be Dumb

    (insert smiley here)

  • Dan G | January 5, 2010 at 9:13 am |

    Re: the Tigers scoreboard item in the ticker: Wayne State got hosed.

    http://www.fieldofsc...

  • DarkAudit | January 5, 2010 at 9:15 am |

    The Wayne Hardin years at Navy had one-shot tweaks for the Army game nearly every year.

    http://www.helmethut...

  • Ranagan | January 5, 2010 at 9:17 am |

    My powers of detection tell me that the Majestic Lube is in Colorado…

  • scott | January 5, 2010 at 9:24 am |

    [quote comment=”370300″]Re: the Tigers scoreboard item in the ticker: Wayne State got hosed.

    http://www.fieldofsc...

    Thanks for posting. At least the scoreboard looks good on the plain green wall at Wayne State.

  • Richard | January 5, 2010 at 9:26 am |

    For all the pesky faults with the newest Nike designs, they do have the redeeming quality demonstrating in several cases (Ohio State, LSU, even Virginia Tech)exactly how “sleeve” stripes should be done on today’s jersey cuts. As opposed to, say, the entire NFL.

  • Stuby | January 5, 2010 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”370302″]My powers of detection tell me that the Majestic Lube is in Colorado…[/quote]

    I believe I have pinpointed it at 1901 Main St., Longmont, CO.

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 9:30 am |

    perhaps jeron johnson is minoring in adult film studies

  • leon | January 5, 2010 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”370291″]Just realized the NBA Royals franchise probably has called more cities home than any other team since I’ve been following sports (one that’s still around, anyway)…
    Rochester
    Cincinnati
    Kansas City (became Kings, for obvious reasons)
    Omaha
    Sacramento

    Can’t imagine who’d beat that.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Not the same thing, but a franchise with multiple cities/nicknames:
    Chicago Packers
    Chicago Zephyrs
    Baltimore Bullets
    Capital Bullets
    Washington Bullets
    Washington Wizards
    Washington Bullets again? (but the guns weren’t loaded: yes, but caps is already taken)

    :)

  • timmy b | January 5, 2010 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”370291″]Just realized the NBA Royals franchise probably has called more cities home than any other team since I’ve been following sports (one that’s still around, anyway)…
    Rochester
    Cincinnati
    Kansas City (became Kings, for obvious reasons)
    Omaha
    Sacramento

    Can’t imagine who’d beat that.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    What about the Tri-Cities Blackhawks (Moline? Rock Island? Davenport?)
    Milwaukee Hawks
    St Louis Hawks
    Atlanta Hawks

    I think that’s 6. Not exactly sure if those cities above were the Tri-Cities in question, though.

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 9:44 am |

    [quote comment=”370295″]Wasn’t Ricko who last year said Boise State needed to wear a contrasting color against TCU in the Pointsetia Bowl, which Boise lost? Well, last night Boise did, and won. It was a good luck, butt stripes and horns and gray facemasks excepted.[/quote]

    Nope, wasn’t me. I try to give a little thought as possible to Boise State’s unis. Especially this year.

    —Ricko

  • Korch | January 5, 2010 at 9:46 am |

    See #88 in this photo:

    http://rivals.yahoo....

    Hoops version:

    http://www.eastbay.c...

  • Steve Naismith | January 5, 2010 at 9:47 am |

    “It’s tough to see in this screen shot, but the folks at Nike couldn’t have been happy to see a TCU player sporting some Under Armour logo creep.”

    I see the UA and TCU logos, but what exactly are we looking at? Now I’m dying to see the uncropped original image.

  • Geeman | January 5, 2010 at 9:51 am |

    Paul — is your dislike for purple based on its color or its faddish popularity?

    — Geeman

  • Mickel Yantz | January 5, 2010 at 9:51 am |

    “Damn Boise Defense”

  • Juke Early | January 5, 2010 at 9:53 am |

    Perhaps… Jeron Johnson’s major typo was what the moron in the truck thinks is the correct spelling. I’d love to find some “communication” explaining it.

    AS for HP Packers & Toyota Titans – at least that has some sound matching. Hey! if its been good enough for the Nippon Ham Fighters all these years. Ain’t Green Bay a factory town anyway? wtf do people think they got the name Packers. . ..

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”370313″]”Damn Boise Defense”[/quote]

    Or, his last name being Dalton, could be initials of a relative.

    Cuz probably isn’t “Defensive Backs are Dumb”

  • Alex | January 5, 2010 at 10:08 am |

    Those were Hyperdunk cleats. First pictures of them leaked in late July. They haven’t really seen the playing field til bowl season though. Here is a bit more information from back in August.

    http://sneakernews.c...

  • leon | January 5, 2010 at 10:10 am |

    Interesting Boise St fiance-wear. Jeron Johnson would like to hear from you, miss (and your little friend w/camera).

    http://rivals.yahoo....

  • Ry Co 40 | January 5, 2010 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”370315″][quote comment=”370313″]”Damn Boise Defense”[/quote]

    Or, his last name being Dalton, could be initials of a relative.

    Cuz probably isn’t “Defensive Backs are Dumb”[/quote]

    “Defensive Backs are Dumb”

    if that’s the case, that kid could make a career vs. the steelers!

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 10:14 am |

    [quote comment=”370312″]Paul — is your dislike for purple based on its color or its faddish popularity?

    — Geeman[/quote]

    always check the FAQ

    Why do you hate purple so much?
    I actually think purple in nature is quite nice — eggplants, violets, plums, etc. But purple in man-made design applications has always struck me as really tacky. Like, seriously, have you ever seen a purple car? A total nightmare. Same goes for purple clothing, especially uniforms.

    Don’t you realize purple is the color of royalty?
    Sure, but so what? I live in America, a country whose very conception was predicated on anti-royalty sentiment. Maybe that’s why, as I like to point out, not a single U.S. state uses purple as one of its official state colors. If that doesn’t fill your heart with patriotic pride, nothing will.”

  • Lew Holst | January 5, 2010 at 10:21 am |

    Granted, TCU always looks like crap, but it’s hard to believe they would break out their riflery uniforms a second time considering how terrible they are.

    The only redeeming thing about their alternates is the representation of the blood shooting out of horned lizard eyes which is at least somewhat educational.

    Ever since they added BFBS, they have always looked like utter crap.

  • Christopher | January 5, 2010 at 10:21 am |

    BTW… with a quick Google Maps search and confirmation with Street View, one can find that Majestic Lube in about 5 minutes.

    Just sayin’ ;)

  • Geeman | January 5, 2010 at 10:23 am |

    Thanks, good stuff.

    I like purple, by the way. But not that there’s anything wrong with disliking it. People’s personal color preferences are their own business.

  • Geeman | January 5, 2010 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”370320″]Granted, TCU always looks like crap, but it’s hard to believe they would break out their riflery uniforms a second time considering how terrible they are.

    The only redeeming thing about their alternates is the representation of the blood shooting out of horned lizard eyes which is at least somewhat educational.

    Ever since they added BFBS, they have always looked like utter crap.[/quote]

    I guess black is not a school color then.

  • Perry | January 5, 2010 at 10:24 am |

    I realize this isn’t a contest, but would that Majestic Lube shop logo be in Longmont CO? That’s where I live, and I got kind of a jolt of familiarity when I opened the photo.

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”370323″][quote comment=”370320″]Granted, TCU always looks like crap, but it’s hard to believe they would break out their riflery uniforms a second time considering how terrible they are.

    The only redeeming thing about their alternates is the representation of the blood shooting out of horned lizard eyes which is at least somewhat educational.

    Ever since they added BFBS, they have always looked like utter crap.[/quote]

    I guess black is not a school color then.[/quote]

    Most certainly is NOT.
    Click on second item “TCU Branding Update”
    http://www.google.co...

    —Ricko

  • Lew Holst | January 5, 2010 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”370323″][quote comment=”370320″]Granted, TCU always looks like crap, but it’s hard to believe they would break out their riflery uniforms a second time considering how terrible they are.

    The only redeeming thing about their alternates is the representation of the blood shooting out of horned lizard eyes which is at least somewhat educational.

    Ever since they added BFBS, they have always looked like utter crap.[/quote]

    I guess black is not a school color then.[/quote]

    No – the official school colors (as listed on their website) are purple and white.

    I don’t know when they started adding black but I think it was when LT was there.

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”370325″][quote comment=”370323″][quote comment=”370320″]Granted, TCU always looks like crap, but it’s hard to believe they would break out their riflery uniforms a second time considering how terrible they are.

    The only redeeming thing about their alternates is the representation of the blood shooting out of horned lizard eyes which is at least somewhat educational.

    Ever since they added BFBS, they have always looked like utter crap.[/quote]

    I guess black is not a school color then.[/quote]

    Most certainly is NOT.
    Click on second item “TCU Branding Update”
    http://www.google.co...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Page 4.

  • Geeman | January 5, 2010 at 10:38 am |

    So TCU football is way off the reservation, using two non-approved school colors (black and grey).

    By the way, just like Florida, TCU lost the big game in the rifle unis. Serves them right.

  • leon | January 5, 2010 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”370326″][quote comment=”370323″][quote comment=”370320″]Granted, TCU always looks like crap, but it’s hard to believe they would break out their riflery uniforms a second time considering how terrible they are.

    The only redeeming thing about their alternates is the representation of the blood shooting out of horned lizard eyes which is at least somewhat educational.

    Ever since they added BFBS, they have always looked like utter crap.[/quote]

    I guess black is not a school color then.[/quote]

    No – the official school colors (as listed on their website) are purple and white.

    I don’t know when they started adding black but I think it was when LT was there.[/quote]
    I thought it was James Cash.

  • leon | January 5, 2010 at 10:46 am |

    From TCU Magazine, spring 2003, a letter to the editor (trying to assess culpability, not beat a dead horse):

    I read with interest and dismay your comments in the Winter 2002 issue about the new band uniforms. Horrible is the only way to describe them. I have not spoken to any TCU alumni who are pleased with the turn that the school has taken over uniforms. When Dennis Franchione came to TCU, the first thing we all saw was the new purple-and-black color scheme. Never mind the fact that TCU colors are purple and white. Then, with much fanfare, the new purple and black band uniforms were introduced. Then we observed the coach wearing black rather than PURPLE and WHITE.

  • Geeman | January 5, 2010 at 10:48 am |

    Northwestern had the same experiment with black, but not grey.

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”370329″]
    I thought it was James Cash.[/quote]

    that was hoop

  • leon | January 5, 2010 at 10:53 am |

    [quote comment=”370332″][quote comment=”370329″]
    I thought it was James Cash.[/quote]

    that was hoop[/quote]

    “when they started adding black”

  • BC | January 5, 2010 at 10:54 am |

    I didn’t go through all the comments so I apologize if this has been mentioned already, but I have also spotted a MajesticLube shop in Nevada. I tried taking a picture to send in when I was there but I couldn’t get a clear shot.

    They used the exact same logo.

    Weird.

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 10:56 am |

    [quote comment=”370331″]Northwestern had the same experiment with black, but not grey.[/quote]

    All in the quest for the coveted Mt. Union Look that just screams “Major College Program”.
    http://www.muc.edu/v...

    Uh-huh. Right.

    —Ricko

  • Lew Holst | January 5, 2010 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”370330″]From TCU Magazine, spring 2003, a letter to the editor (trying to assess culpability, not beat a dead horse):

    I read with interest and dismay your comments in the Winter 2002 issue about the new band uniforms. Horrible is the only way to describe them. I have not spoken to any TCU alumni who are pleased with the turn that the school has taken over uniforms. When Dennis Franchione came to TCU, the first thing we all saw was the new purple-and-black color scheme. Never mind the fact that TCU colors are purple and white. Then, with much fanfare, the new purple and black band uniforms were introduced. Then we observed the coach wearing black rather than PURPLE and WHITE.[/quote]

    Slightly OT, but do you realize how much money Dennis Franchione made himself simply because he outbid everybody else for Tomlinson?

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”370333″]
    “when they started adding black”[/quote]

    mea maxima culpa

  • Bobby Sanmiguel | January 5, 2010 at 11:10 am |

    Speaking of official colors Georgia Tech’s are white and old gold. The new jerseys have even more blue now which I’m not too happy about but maype they’ll look nicer with the matching pants (I have my doubts though)

  • The Jeff | January 5, 2010 at 11:12 am |

    [quote comment=”370338″]Speaking of official colors Georgia Tech’s are white and old gold. The new jerseys have even more blue now which I’m not too happy about but maype they’ll look nicer with the matching pants (I have my doubts though)[/quote]

    Well, if they wore only white and gold, people would whine about the numbers being too hard to read.

  • Eric | January 5, 2010 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”370281″]Good to see Quick Step back in blue this season. Sky should have run the Adidas stripes all the way up to the collar, but the NORC (Name on Rib Cage) is just awesome. Of course by July they’re going to be begging the UCI to let them invert the colors, like BMC did last year.[/quote]

    Here I thought I’d be the only one to comment on the cycling unis. LOL.

    I like the NORC–didn’t the Tour of CA do that last year for leaders jerseys? I seem to remember the Tour of Georgia putting names on the back of jerseys for TTs (and Rory Sutherland displaying his jersey later with a look of pure disbelief on his face as to how goofy it looked)

    It seems to me, though, that as much as having Edvald Boassen Hagen’s name on the side of the kit helps the fans and media, it’s also a prime ad spot due to the motorbike cameras…(Of course, Rupie Murdock ain’t exactly living check to check)

    United HealthCare presented by Maxxis (formerly OUCH p/b Maxxis and HealthNet p/b Maxxis) also has an illustration of their new kit. Looks much better than the red band-aid last year.
    http://www.uhcprocyc...

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”370339″][quote comment=”370338″]Speaking of official colors Georgia Tech’s are white and old gold. The new jerseys have even more blue now which I’m not too happy about but maype they’ll look nicer with the matching pants (I have my doubts though)[/quote]

    Well, if they wore only white and gold, people would whine about the numbers being too hard to read.[/quote]

    Thought I read somewhere that Georgia Tech has long given Yellow Jacket teams the option to wear black or navy to prevent that?

    Light-on-light doesn’t work very well for same reason dark-on-dark doesn’t.
    Not enough contrast (which is light-dark issue).
    Imagine Giants with red numbers on their royal jerseys (with no other color). Would be as hard to decipher as white on Vegas gold. Maybe harder.

    —Ricko

  • Geeman | January 5, 2010 at 11:25 am |

    Ga. Tech has a long tradition of navy blue (previously black) being an unofficial school color. They wore blue in the Chicken (ne Peach) Bowl last year, in the ACC championship game in 2006, and in the Citrus Bowl for their national championship in 1990 (when blue was the home jersey). The basketball team for years wore blue on the road.

  • The Jeff | January 5, 2010 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”370341″][quote comment=”370339″][quote comment=”370338″]Speaking of official colors Georgia Tech’s are white and old gold. The new jerseys have even more blue now which I’m not too happy about but maype they’ll look nicer with the matching pants (I have my doubts though)[/quote]

    Well, if they wore only white and gold, people would whine about the numbers being too hard to read.[/quote]

    Thought I read somewhere that Georgia Tech has long given Yellow Jacket teams the option to wear black or navy to prevent that?

    Light-on-light doesn’t work very well for same reason dark-on-dark doesn’t.
    Not enough contrast (which is light-dark issue).
    Imagine Giants with red numbers on their royal jerseys (with no other color). Would be as hard to decipher as white on Vegas gold. Maybe harder.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yeah, I know. I agree with you on this one, I’m just feeling rather grouchy today and “people would whine” felt like a good thing to say.

  • Terence M. K. | January 5, 2010 at 11:31 am |

    Jason Bay got traded to the Rangers for Marion Gaborik!!

    http://i104.photobuc...

  • Kaptain K | January 5, 2010 at 11:34 am |

    I remember a special message in a rivalry game back in 1974; Lee Corso (go figure!) had Indiana’s road jerseys stenciled with “BEAT PURDUE” in red on the front, right above the numbers for their final game in the annual battle for the Old Oaken Bucket, which was at Purdue that year.

    It didn’t work out too well; Purdue won that day 38-17.

    Lee Corso was somewhat of a huckster, but he was consisitent and he did generate interest for Indiana football, which isn’t an easy thing to do. I do like and respect Lee Corso, he’s quite a colorful person and he’s still good for the game of college football.

  • Johnny O | January 5, 2010 at 11:35 am |

    When I saw “Avatar” in 3D last week, I said to my friend as we were exiting the theater, “Why in the world is sports not in 3D yet? Shouldn’t ESPN jump on that?”

    Well, son of a gun. Look what was posted this morning:
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Kaptain K | January 5, 2010 at 11:36 am |

    Corso was consistent.

    Is the MajesticLUBE slogan “We’ll give you a ROYAL SCREWING”?

  • Vince | January 5, 2010 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”370275″]Worst element between those two helmets?

    The gray facemask on Boise State. Lame.

    I kinda like the lizard skin pattern for TCU. It’s a great look for a team called the Horned Frogs.[/quote]

    Zoologically speaking, a frog is an amphibian.

  • floormaster squeeze | January 5, 2010 at 11:39 am |

    Majestic Lube is a chain. So I do not know who owes who what or who was first.

    You can have your very own (in Laramie):

    http://www.loopnet.c...

  • Ronnie Poore | January 5, 2010 at 11:43 am |

    re: the Major Typo…well, the guy’s name IS Johnson!

  • M.Princip | January 5, 2010 at 11:44 am |

    TCU’s pants reminded me of 80s cock rock spandex. Obviously, they decided to make them look more super phat with a little acid wash. Have to say, the phater asses reminded me of Meat Loaf meets 80s band Cinderella, not good.

  • The Jeff | January 5, 2010 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”370348″][quote comment=”370275″]Worst element between those two helmets?

    The gray facemask on Boise State. Lame.

    I kinda like the lizard skin pattern for TCU. It’s a great look for a team called the Horned Frogs.[/quote]

    Zoologically speaking, a frog is an amphibian.[/quote]

    Sorry, the “amphibian skin” pattern is a great look for the Horned Frogs.

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”370348″][quote comment=”370275″]Worst element between those two helmets?

    The gray facemask on Boise State. Lame.

    I kinda like the lizard skin pattern for TCU. It’s a great look for a team called the Horned Frogs.[/quote]

    Zoologically speaking, a frog is an amphibian.[/quote]

    And, next year for Florida…
    http://cache3.asset-...

    Will be, like, way cool.

    —Ricko

  • Bernard | January 5, 2010 at 11:49 am |

    I like TCU’s riflery uniforms, a whole helluva lot more than their normal unis. I like the pants, I LOVE the helmet (especially the blood stripes). I think they could (and should) pull that look off full-time.

  • Alex | January 5, 2010 at 11:52 am |

    Checked out MetsBlog and noticed that Jason Bay has been introduced in the snow white Mets jersey. Mets management can’t even figure out that the best thing to do would probably use the new “retro” pinstripe for the press conference. I love this team.

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 11:55 am |

    And Tennessee should wear fringe.
    With a raccoon tail attached to the back of the helmet.
    http://www.sportslog...

    Authenticity is essential, even mandatory.

    I mean, how can you have good football costume without it.

    Seriously, are these football uniforms or outfits for characters strolling around Disney World?

    —Ricko

  • Peter | January 5, 2010 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”370346″]When I saw “Avatar” in 3D last week, I said to my friend as we were exiting the theater, “Why in the world is sports not in 3D yet? Shouldn’t ESPN jump on that?”

    Well, son of a gun. Look what was posted this morning:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Nice to know that living a virtual experience is more important than having a real one…I hope it fails like Jerry Jones 3-D experiment…

    (do we really have to merge our senses with technology to experience life?)

  • matt in cleveland | January 5, 2010 at 11:59 am |

    8 hours till fox murders the orange bowl… someone call the miami dave county sherriff to stop it before it happens… on uni realted i want iowa to go to rifelry unis circa 1995
    http://www.youtube.c...
    fricking awful but i hate iowa so those are awsome unis
    also miss the plain single sleeve not too wide stripe ga tech used to have one of the only schools i think that ever did that it

  • Johnny O | January 5, 2010 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”370352″][quote comment=”370348″][quote comment=”370275″]Worst element between those two helmets?

    The gray facemask on Boise State. Lame.

    I kinda like the lizard skin pattern for TCU. It’s a great look for a team called the Horned Frogs.[/quote]

    Zoologically speaking, a frog is an amphibian.[/quote]

    Sorry, the “amphibian skin” pattern is a great look for the Horned Frogs.[/quote]

    If I’m not mistaken, a horned frog is actually a lizard:
    http://www.collegefo...

  • matt in cleveland | January 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm |

    sorry couldnt find a better video or single pick

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 12:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”370357″][quote comment=”370346″]When I saw “Avatar” in 3D last week, I said to my friend as we were exiting the theater, “Why in the world is sports not in 3D yet? Shouldn’t ESPN jump on that?”

    Well, son of a gun. Look what was posted this morning:
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Nice to know that living a virtual experience is more important than having a real one…I hope it fails like Jerry Jones 3-D experiment…

    (do we really have to merge our senses with technology to experience life?)[/quote]

    Well, if all someone knows is the basement in mom’s house where he has “like, my own apartment and everything”…

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 12:15 pm |

    From the article about Kent State:
    “One of the first questions most recruits ask is what shoes do you wear?”

    I just don’t get it. Who cares?

    As a kid, if someone offered me a full ride to school in return for playing hoops, my first questions would involve “What courses do you offer?” “Which type of offense do you run?” “What kind of career can I have after basketball?” Even, “So where are the cheerleaders?” Shoes wouldn’t even be a blip on my radar.

    If the shoe fits and I’m comfortable in it, I don’t care what brand. The fact that recruiting can depend on what shoe contract you have is a little bit sad.

  • sprint45 | January 5, 2010 at 12:16 pm |

    The boise state helmets were the only part of either teams uniform that was decent last night.

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”370359″][quote comment=”370352″][quote comment=”370348″][quote comment=”370275″]Worst element between those two helmets?

    The gray facemask on Boise State. Lame.

    I kinda like the lizard skin pattern for TCU. It’s a great look for a team called the Horned Frogs.[/quote]

    Zoologically speaking, a frog is an amphibian.[/quote]

    Sorry, the “amphibian skin” pattern is a great look for the Horned Frogs.[/quote]

    If I’m not mistaken, a horned frog is actually a lizard:
    http://www.collegefo...

    Right you are, when Yosemite Sam says, “Jumpin’ horney toads!” he ain’t referencing either a toad OR a frog.

    —Ricko

  • Roger Faso | January 5, 2010 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”370284″]Man, did I screw that up. Let’s try again…
    http://farm5.static....
    http://farm5.static....
    http://farm5.static....

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Of all the cities without a NBA team, Cincinnati would probably support one the best (probably better than half of the current NBA cities.)

  • The Jeff | January 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”370356″]And Tennessee should wear fringe.
    With a raccoon tail attached to the back of the helmet.
    http://www.sportslog...

    Authenticity is essential, even mandatory.

    I mean, how can you have good football costume without it.

    Seriously, are these football uniforms or outfits for characters strolling around Disney World?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Smartassery aside, is TCU’s animal pattern really that different in concept from the Bengals tiger stripes?

  • Nick | January 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”370358″]8 hours till fox murders the orange bowl… someone call the miami dave county sherriff to stop it before it happens… on uni realted i want iowa to go to rifelry unis circa 1995
    http://www.youtube.c...
    fricking awful but i hate iowa so those are awsome unis
    also miss the plain single sleeve not too wide stripe ga tech used to have one of the only schools i think that ever did that it[/quote]

    Those Iowa Hawkeye Shoulder feathers look great.
    The jersey was WAYYYYYY too cluttered by the wordmark AND Hawkeye logo on the chest, in addition to the wing feathers.

    I would like to see that used by Iowa again, or by someone else. It sure beats the tar some of the generic, copycat crap worm by about 120 teams that are named after Eagles, Hawks or other birds …..

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 12:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”370294″]Last night’s bowl match-up was so uni-unfriendly that I received texts from a couple of friends, complaining about the visual disaster on the field. And these are guys who normally do not give a flip how the teams dress.[/quote]

    The thing is, if they both wore their normal unis last night, I think it would have been so much worse.

    The orange pants helped draw one’s eyes away from the goofball stripes, and TCU’s riflery unis actually show off the purple better than the usual BFBS mess. Yes, I say that as if it’s a good thing, because purple is the school color.

    Without the changes, this game was a dead lock for worst uni-matchup of the bowls. Now it’s just in the running for worst with a couple of other games.

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”370363″]From the article about Kent State:
    “One of the first questions most recruits ask is what shoes do you wear?”

    I just don’t get it. Who cares?

    As a kid, if someone offered me a full ride to school in return for playing hoops, my first questions would involve “What courses do you offer?” “Which type of offense do you run?” “What kind of career can I have after basketball?” Even, “So where are the cheerleaders?” Shoes wouldn’t even be a blip on my radar.

    If the shoe fits and I’m comfortable in it, I don’t care what brand. The fact that recruiting can depend on what shoe contract you have is a little bit sad.[/quote]

    Hey, two years ago we did a video for a chain of 24 car dealerships regarding their dress code policies, because so many of the young people their hired were saying things like, “Whaddya mean, why do I have to tuck in my shirt?”

    It’s like kids go from 4th grade to age 18 with no broadening of their horizons whatsoever (except for having a couple kids, that is).

    —Ricko

  • Harold | January 5, 2010 at 12:33 pm |

    So after months of reading about these rivalry uniforms on this site, I must ask…why does Paul and everyone else refer to them as “riflery?” Other than the “Nike are d-bags, so we call them that instead of ‘rivalry’ just because we don’t want to use a Nike word” excuse, is there any other reason?

  • Geeman | January 5, 2010 at 12:35 pm |

    The TCU guide quoted above says purple and white are school colors and that white symbolizes “a clean game.” What do black and grey symbolize then other than the absence of white? Yikes, no wonder TCU lost.

  • Geeman | January 5, 2010 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”370371″]So after months of reading about these rivalry uniforms on this site, I must ask…why does Paul and everyone else refer to them as “riflery?” Other than the “Nike are d-bags, so we call them that instead of ‘rivalry’ just because we don’t want to use a Nike word” excuse, is there any other reason?[/quote]

    It’s a clever take off on Nike calling these uniforms “Pro Combat” gear. Hey, you want combat, pick up a rifle and pack a sea bag.

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”370367″][quote comment=”370356″]And Tennessee should wear fringe.
    With a raccoon tail attached to the back of the helmet.
    http://www.sportslog...

    Authenticity is essential, even mandatory.

    I mean, how can you have good football costume without it.

    Seriously, are these football uniforms or outfits for characters strolling around Disney World?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Smartassery aside, is TCU’s animal pattern really that different in concept from the Bengals tiger stripes?[/quote]

    Yeah, because it’s the entire fabric and not just accents, not identifying trim. Bengals don’t wear Zubaz. For better or worse, it’s still a football a uniform.

    TCU last night was wearing horned lizard suits (great for hoping to be told to “Come on down” on THE PRICE IS RIGHT; for a major college football program, not so much).

    If Richmond Spiders wore pants like the downhill skiers wore a few years back, what would be the reaction to that? Maybe just a bit too cirque du soleil?

    I think football players should look like football players. Not people who fight crime by night after being bitten by a radioactive lizard on a Texas camping trip.

    –Ricko

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”370339″][quote comment=”370338″]Speaking of official colors Georgia Tech’s are white and old gold. The new jerseys have even more blue now which I’m not too happy about but maype they’ll look nicer with the matching pants (I have my doubts though)[/quote]

    Well, if they wore only white and gold, people would whine about the numbers being too hard to read.[/quote]

    You’re right.

    If you’re doing it for ease of visuality (just made up that word), and ONLY for that reason, there’s nothing wrong with adding a touch of navy or black.

    That was my big problem with Oregon’s unis in the Rose Bowl. Couldn’t read the numbers very well. There was no such problem last night. Therefore, I’d take TCU’s riflery unis over the Ducks’ mishmash.

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”370363″] Shoes wouldn’t even be a blip on my radar.[/quote]

    powers just removed you from his christmas card list

  • matt in cleveland | January 5, 2010 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”370368″][quote comment=”370358″]8 hours till fox murders the orange bowl… someone call the miami dave county sherriff to stop it before it happens… on uni realted i want iowa to go to rifelry unis circa 1995
    http://www.youtube.c...
    fricking awful but i hate iowa so those are awsome unis
    also miss the plain single sleeve not too wide stripe ga tech used to have one of the only schools i think that ever did that it[/quote]

    Those Iowa Hawkeye Shoulder feathers look great.
    The jersey was WAYYYYYY too cluttered by the wordmark AND Hawkeye logo on the chest, in addition to the wing feathers.

    I would like to see that used by Iowa again, or by someone else. It sure beats the tar some of the generic, copycat crap worm by about 120 teams that are named after Eagles, Hawks or other birds …..[/quote]

    seriously???? lol… i suppose u want the minnesota to rock these http://www.startribu...
    actually would enjoy minn getting rolled buy 40 by tOSU in those hidious things.
    thought of new catagory crappy 80’s-90’s throwbacks you want to see…lol

  • matt in cleveland | January 5, 2010 at 12:44 pm |

    sorry the page screwed up go to the second pic first 60’s throwback is very nice

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”370370″]Hey, two years ago we did a video for a chain of 24 car dealerships regarding their dress code policies, because so many of the young people their hired were saying things like, “Whaddya mean, why do I have to tuck in my shirt?”

    It’s like kids go from 4th grade to age 18 with no broadening of their horizons whatsoever (except for having a couple kids, that is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Did they have to pull up their pants as well, or is that fad finally going away?

  • The Jeff | January 5, 2010 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”370370″][quote comment=”370363″]From the article about Kent State:
    “One of the first questions most recruits ask is what shoes do you wear?”

    I just don’t get it. Who cares?

    As a kid, if someone offered me a full ride to school in return for playing hoops, my first questions would involve “What courses do you offer?” “Which type of offense do you run?” “What kind of career can I have after basketball?” Even, “So where are the cheerleaders?” Shoes wouldn’t even be a blip on my radar.

    If the shoe fits and I’m comfortable in it, I don’t care what brand. The fact that recruiting can depend on what shoe contract you have is a little bit sad.[/quote]

    Hey, two years ago we did a video for a chain of 24 car dealerships regarding their dress code policies, because so many of the young people their hired were saying things like, “Whaddya mean, why do I have to tuck in my shirt?”

    It’s like kids go from 4th grade to age 18 with no broadening of their horizons whatsoever (except for having a couple kids, that is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Explain why one should need a tucked in shirt to be able to sell something, cars or otherwise.

    Society places far too much emphasis on appearances and not enough on knowledge. An idiot in a suit is still an idiot.

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”370370″]so many of the young people their hired were saying things like, “Whaddya mean, why do I have to tuck in my shirt?”[/quote]

    now

  • JTH | January 5, 2010 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”370370″]
    Hey, two years ago we did a video for a chain of 24 car dealerships regarding their dress code policies, because so many of the young people their hired were saying things like, “Whaddya mean, why do I have to tuck in my shirt?”
    [/quote]
    One of the outtakes?

  • Jerry | January 5, 2010 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”370291″]Just realized the NBA Royals franchise probably has called more cities home than any other team since I’ve been following sports (one that’s still around, anyway)…
    Rochester
    Cincinnati
    Kansas City (became Kings, for obvious reasons)
    Omaha
    Sacramento

    Can’t imagine who’d beat that.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Arizona Cardinals, perhaps.

    Chicago
    St. Louis
    Phoenix
    Arizona

  • Beardface | January 5, 2010 at 12:59 pm |

    *sigh*

    Its bad enough the ACC has a reputation of a weak conference… We don’t need our BCS representative to be sporting a mid-major jersey in the Orange Bowl. That thing is straight up MAC-tastic!

    As for the Fiesta Bowl… From the jerseys to the quality of play on the field, if I didn’t know better, I would have thought it was one of those pathetic post-NYE filler bowls that clutters the time between the BCS games. Oh, and I’m glad FOX decided to show eleventy billion shots of the band… Cause, you know… the game is all about the band and all…

  • Kek | January 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”370354″]I like TCU’s riflery uniforms, a whole helluva lot more than their normal unis. I like the pants, I LOVE the helmet (especially the blood stripes). I think they could (and should) pull that look off full-time.[/quote]
    I’m with you Bernard. I like them and I like them way better than TCU’s normal fare. Plain purple and black remind me of that first Ravens’ uni which was just awful.

    I also liked Boise’s look with the orange pants, kinda reminded me of old-school broncos (I believe they wore orange pants with white jerseys in the 70s or early 80s).

    I didn’t think it was the uni-disaster a lot of folks did.

  • Perry | January 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”370342″]Ga. Tech has a long tradition of navy blue (previously black) being an unofficial school color. They wore blue in the Chicken (ne Peach) Bowl last year, in the ACC championship game in 2006, and in the Citrus Bowl for their national championship in 1990 (when blue was the home jersey). The basketball team for years wore blue on the road.[/quote]

    Same deal with Colorado — school colors are silver and gold, but the athletic teams have worn black as the main color for many years, usually with silver and/or gold trim. The men’s hoops team have been wearing either pale gold or silver jerseys instead of white at home for the last couple of years, however.

  • Perry | January 5, 2010 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”370324″]I realize this isn’t a contest, but would that Majestic Lube shop logo be in Longmont CO? That’s where I live, and I got kind of a jolt of familiarity when I opened the photo.[/quote]

    It’s funny, that’s the second time in recent months I’ve had that kind of jolt on this site. A few months ago there was a “guess the game from the scoreboard”; it was a Cards-Reds game from Crosley Field in, I think, 1967, and I recognized it immediately because I had been at the game. (Cards line score was 000 0(10)0 000, so it was quite memorable.)

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”370385″]Oh, and I’m glad FOX decided to show eleventy billion shots of the band… Cause, you know… the game is all about the band and all…[/quote]

    My wife was in marching band. What did she say one time…something like, “Yeah, the football is just something to warm up the crowd for the band show.” She would have enjoyed all those shots last night.

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”370380″][quote comment=”370370″][quote comment=”370363″]From the article about Kent State:
    “One of the first questions most recruits ask is what shoes do you wear?”

    I just don’t get it. Who cares?

    As a kid, if someone offered me a full ride to school in return for playing hoops, my first questions would involve “What courses do you offer?” “Which type of offense do you run?” “What kind of career can I have after basketball?” Even, “So where are the cheerleaders?” Shoes wouldn’t even be a blip on my radar.

    If the shoe fits and I’m comfortable in it, I don’t care what brand. The fact that recruiting can depend on what shoe contract you have is a little bit sad.[/quote]

    Hey, two years ago we did a video for a chain of 24 car dealerships regarding their dress code policies, because so many of the young people their hired were saying things like, “Whaddya mean, why do I have to tuck in my shirt?”

    It’s like kids go from 4th grade to age 18 with no broadening of their horizons whatsoever (except for having a couple kids, that is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Explain why one should need a tucked in shirt to be able to sell something, cars or otherwise.

    Society places far too much emphasis on appearances and not enough on knowledge. An idiot in a suit is still an idiot.[/quote]

    Right.
    What are you, 13?
    Would you trust your money to a banker wearing parachute pants and a “BITE ME’ t-shirt whose office was in the back of his van? No matter HOW educated he seemed to be?

    I understand your role as our Resident Contrarian and Upholder of How the World Ought to Be, but it truly is okay to accept the reality of things once in a while. Won’t mean you’ve surrendered your youthful independent thought, just that a bit of wisdom and understanding of how things really do work is beginning to creep in.

    Or, look at it THIS way, if someone’s gonna judge you by how you dress, then dress that way to get YOUR way. Use his narrowness of thought to your advantage. Which of you truly would be the one in control in that situation?

    —Ricko

  • pflava | January 5, 2010 at 1:17 pm |

    As someone who attends 2 or 3 TCU games per season, I can attest that their normal uniforms are just as horrendous in person as they are in pictures. Not as bad as the riflery uni’s, but still very, very bad. The basic problem – purple and black do not in any way look good together. You really need to choose one or the other, and it seems that some time ago TCU chose purple. At some point maybe they’ll wake up and realize black is a silly fad that has more to do with their former douchebag coach than the university. Until then, they will continue to look like a mid major directional school.

    A couple of years ago I did a sloppy mock up of what I thought they should look more like

    http://img.photobuck...

  • Beau G | January 5, 2010 at 1:20 pm |

    It’s not that surprising that there’s Hyperdunk cleats. Nike’s been making baseball cleats out of basketball shoes for years.

  • David | January 5, 2010 at 1:21 pm |

    glad to hear and partially see that GT will be wearing new jerseys tonight. their unis this season SUCKED. and they used to be one of the classic uni sets in college football, as recent as the calvin johnson days. can’t wait to see what they don tonight.

  • DenverGregg | January 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”370384″][quote comment=”370291″]Just realized the NBA Royals franchise probably has called more cities home than any other team since I’ve been following sports (one that’s still around, anyway)…
    Rochester
    Cincinnati
    Kansas City (became Kings, for obvious reasons)
    Omaha
    Sacramento

    Can’t imagine who’d beat that.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Arizona Cardinals, perhaps.

    Chicago
    St. Louis
    Phoenix
    Arizona[/quote]
    One more NFL contender:

    Cleveland
    Los Angeles
    Anaheim
    St. Louis
    ????

  • MPowers1634 | January 5, 2010 at 1:23 pm |

    Fiesta Bowl cleats:

    2010 Super Speed D:

    http://cache2.asset-...

    http://cache2.asset-...

    Hyperize, not Hyperdunk…and Southern Miss has been wearing them ALL SEASON:

    http://cache1.asset-...

    http://cache3.asset-...

    TCU LT 2.1:
    http://cache1.asset-...

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”370380″]Explain why one should need a tucked in shirt to be able to sell something, cars or otherwise.

    Society places far too much emphasis on appearances and not enough on knowledge. An idiot in a suit is still an idiot.[/quote]

    An idiot in a suit may at least get the customer in the door, where there’s a chance of a sale, while an idiot who looks like a slob won’t get that far.

    There’s a time and a place to untuck, but not when you’re working. A tucked-in worker shows attention to detail (might even suggest he or she is intelligent enough to wash hands after going to the bathroom), respect for the uniform or the position and respect for the customer. You don’t want to be a distraction, especially if your customers are OCD – they’d be looking at your slovenliness instead of listening to your sales pitch.

    Now if you work in a hockey jersey, disregard what I said (great Bruins clip, James!). Otherwise, tuck it in and get to work, slacker. ;)

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”370392″]As someone who attends 2 or 3 TCU games per season, I can attest that their normal uniforms are just as horrendous in person as they are in pictures. Not as bad as the riflery uni’s, but still very, very bad. The basic problem – purple and black do not in any way look good together. You really need to choose one or the other, and it seems that some time ago TCU chose purple. At some point maybe they’ll wake up and realize black is a silly fad that has more to do with their former douchebag coach than the university. Until then, they will continue to look like a mid major directional school.

    A couple of years ago I did a sloppy mock up of what I thought they should look more like

    http://img.photobuck...

    I’d wear that uni. Nice work!

  • Bob Loblaw | January 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”370370″][quote comment=”370363″]From the article about Kent State:
    “One of the first questions most recruits ask is what shoes do you wear?”

    I just don’t get it. Who cares?

    As a kid, if someone offered me a full ride to school in return for playing hoops, my first questions would involve “What courses do you offer?” “Which type of offense do you run?” “What kind of career can I have after basketball?” Even, “So where are the cheerleaders?” Shoes wouldn’t even be a blip on my radar.

    If the shoe fits and I’m comfortable in it, I don’t care what brand. The fact that recruiting can depend on what shoe contract you have is a little bit sad.[/quote]

    Hey, two years ago we did a video for a chain of 24 car dealerships regarding their dress code policies, because so many of the young people their hired were saying things like, “Whaddya mean, why do I have to tuck in my shirt?”

    It’s like kids go from 4th grade to age 18 with no broadening of their horizons whatsoever (except for having a couple kids, that is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Get off my lawn!!!!!!!!

  • Geeman | January 5, 2010 at 1:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”370380″][quote comment=”370370″][quote comment=”370363″]From the article about Kent State:
    “One of the first questions most recruits ask is what shoes do you wear?”

    I just don’t get it. Who cares?

    As a kid, if someone offered me a full ride to school in return for playing hoops, my first questions would involve “What courses do you offer?” “Which type of offense do you run?” “What kind of career can I have after basketball?” Even, “So where are the cheerleaders?” Shoes wouldn’t even be a blip on my radar.

    If the shoe fits and I’m comfortable in it, I don’t care what brand. The fact that recruiting can depend on what shoe contract you have is a little bit sad.[/quote]

    Hey, two years ago we did a video for a chain of 24 car dealerships regarding their dress code policies, because so many of the young people their hired were saying things like, “Whaddya mean, why do I have to tuck in my shirt?”

    It’s like kids go from 4th grade to age 18 with no broadening of their horizons whatsoever (except for having a couple kids, that is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Explain why one should need a tucked in shirt to be able to sell something, cars or otherwise.

    Society places far too much emphasis on appearances and not enough on knowledge. An idiot in a suit is still an idiot.[/quote]

    Do you ever go outside and away from the computer screen? Is there natural light where you live? Do you see live, breathing people anytime during the day?

  • Geeman | January 5, 2010 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”370392″]As someone who attends 2 or 3 TCU games per season, I can attest that their normal uniforms are just as horrendous in person as they are in pictures. Not as bad as the riflery uni’s, but still very, very bad. The basic problem – purple and black do not in any way look good together. You really need to choose one or the other, and it seems that some time ago TCU chose purple. At some point maybe they’ll wake up and realize black is a silly fad that has more to do with their former douchebag coach than the university. Until then, they will continue to look like a mid major directional school.

    A couple of years ago I did a sloppy mock up of what I thought they should look more like

    http://img.photobuck...

    Pretty nice work. I wouldn’t mind seeing a third jersey in there if they must: black with purple trim.

  • Beardface | January 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”370390″][quote comment=”370385″]Oh, and I’m glad FOX decided to show eleventy billion shots of the band… Cause, you know… the game is all about the band and all…[/quote]

    My wife was in marching band. What did she say one time…something like, “Yeah, the football is just something to warm up the crowd for the band show.” She would have enjoyed all those shots last night.[/quote]
    Yea… the head producer of the Sports division of FOX must have been in the band cause its ridiculous how much they show the bands after every single play.

    And you’re right. Band people think the whole event revolves around them. They think the football team is there just to provide additional entertainment for what the band does. And the absolute worst is in high school. However, I have been witness to some incredible arguments between band directors and football/basketball coaches, so sometimes the elitest mentality of band members does have its benefits… lol

  • The Jeff | January 5, 2010 at 1:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”370391″][quote comment=”370380″][quote comment=”370370″][quote comment=”370363″]From the article about Kent State:
    “One of the first questions most recruits ask is what shoes do you wear?”

    I just don’t get it. Who cares?

    As a kid, if someone offered me a full ride to school in return for playing hoops, my first questions would involve “What courses do you offer?” “Which type of offense do you run?” “What kind of career can I have after basketball?” Even, “So where are the cheerleaders?” Shoes wouldn’t even be a blip on my radar.

    If the shoe fits and I’m comfortable in it, I don’t care what brand. The fact that recruiting can depend on what shoe contract you have is a little bit sad.[/quote]

    Hey, two years ago we did a video for a chain of 24 car dealerships regarding their dress code policies, because so many of the young people their hired were saying things like, “Whaddya mean, why do I have to tuck in my shirt?”

    It’s like kids go from 4th grade to age 18 with no broadening of their horizons whatsoever (except for having a couple kids, that is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Explain why one should need a tucked in shirt to be able to sell something, cars or otherwise.

    Society places far too much emphasis on appearances and not enough on knowledge. An idiot in a suit is still an idiot.[/quote]

    Right.
    What are you, 13?
    Would you trust your money to a banker wearing parachute pants and a “BITE ME’ t-shirt whose office was in the back of his van? No matter HOW educated he seemed to be?

    I understand your role as our Resident Contrarian and Upholder of How the World Ought to Be, but it truly is okay to accept the reality of things once in a while. Won’t mean you’ve surrendered your youthful independent thought, just that a bit of wisdom and understanding of how things really do work is beginning to creep in.

    Or, look at it THIS way, if someone’s gonna judge you by how you dress, then dress that way to get YOUR way. Use his narrowness of thought to your advantage. Which of you truly would be the one in control in that situation?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Banking from the back of a van is just a little bit different and you know it.

    There’s some jobs/professions that should require strict uniform and dress code policies, and some that shouldn’t.

    Example: Someone works in a cubicle, never deals with customers face to face, ever – yet they’re still required to wear a tie – why?

    Yeah, I follow the dress code where I work, but that doesn’t mean they’re a good idea.

  • Ry Co 40 | January 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”370397″][quote comment=”370380″]Explain why one should need a tucked in shirt to be able to sell something, cars or otherwise.

    Society places far too much emphasis on appearances and not enough on knowledge. An idiot in a suit is still an idiot.[/quote]

    An idiot in a suit may at least get the customer in the door, where there’s a chance of a sale, while an idiot who looks like a slob won’t get that far.

    There’s a time and a place to untuck, but not when you’re working. A tucked-in worker shows attention to detail (might even suggest he or she is intelligent enough to wash hands after going to the bathroom), respect for the uniform or the position and respect for the customer. You don’t want to be a distraction, especially if your customers are OCD – they’d be looking at your slovenliness instead of listening to your sales pitch.

    Now if you work in a hockey jersey, disregard what I said (great Bruins clip, James!). Otherwise, tuck it in and get to work, slacker. ;)[/quote]

    “There’s a time and a place to untuck”

    after the last out at a brewers game! hahaha. j/k

  • Geeman | January 5, 2010 at 1:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”370403″][quote comment=”370391″][quote comment=”370380″][quote comment=”370370″][quote comment=”370363″]From the article about Kent State:
    “One of the first questions most recruits ask is what shoes do you wear?”

    I just don’t get it. Who cares?

    As a kid, if someone offered me a full ride to school in return for playing hoops, my first questions would involve “What courses do you offer?” “Which type of offense do you run?” “What kind of career can I have after basketball?” Even, “So where are the cheerleaders?” Shoes wouldn’t even be a blip on my radar.

    If the shoe fits and I’m comfortable in it, I don’t care what brand. The fact that recruiting can depend on what shoe contract you have is a little bit sad.[/quote]

    Hey, two years ago we did a video for a chain of 24 car dealerships regarding their dress code policies, because so many of the young people their hired were saying things like, “Whaddya mean, why do I have to tuck in my shirt?”

    It’s like kids go from 4th grade to age 18 with no broadening of their horizons whatsoever (except for having a couple kids, that is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Explain why one should need a tucked in shirt to be able to sell something, cars or otherwise.

    Society places far too much emphasis on appearances and not enough on knowledge. An idiot in a suit is still an idiot.[/quote]

    Right.
    What are you, 13?
    Would you trust your money to a banker wearing parachute pants and a “BITE ME’ t-shirt whose office was in the back of his van? No matter HOW educated he seemed to be?

    I understand your role as our Resident Contrarian and Upholder of How the World Ought to Be, but it truly is okay to accept the reality of things once in a while. Won’t mean you’ve surrendered your youthful independent thought, just that a bit of wisdom and understanding of how things really do work is beginning to creep in.

    Or, look at it THIS way, if someone’s gonna judge you by how you dress, then dress that way to get YOUR way. Use his narrowness of thought to your advantage. Which of you truly would be the one in control in that situation?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Banking from the back of a van is just a little bit different and you know it.

    There’s some jobs/professions that should require strict uniform and dress code policies, and some that shouldn’t.

    Example: Someone works in a cubicle, never deals with customers face to face, ever – yet they’re still required to wear a tie – why?

    Yeah, I follow the dress code where I work, but that doesn’t mean they’re a good idea.[/quote]

    If appearance is so overrated, you needn’t read this web site anymore.

  • Cowboy Fan | January 5, 2010 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”370251″]One thing I like about TCU’s combat unis is that they are one of the few without all the white.

    Most of the Combat unis had way too much white.

    I only saw FSU on highlights and did not see them during the game.

    TCU’s are one of the better ones in my opinion.[/quote]

    I just found the proposed pro combat unis for Oklahoma State.

    Hell of a lot better than the ones that were actually used based on the standard template the Cowboys use. (All photos of Keith Toston – last one is his sweet jump pass!)

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”370403″]There’s some jobs/professions that should require strict uniform and dress code policies, and some that shouldn’t.

    Example: Someone works in a cubicle, never deals with customers face to face, ever – yet they’re still required to wear a tie – why?

    Yeah, I follow the dress code where I work, but that doesn’t mean they’re a good idea.[/quote]

    Now you brought ties into it – I’m with you on that one, The Jeff. If you don’t deal with the public, you shouldn’t have to wear a noose for eight hours.

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”370403″][quote comment=”370391″][quote comment=”370380″][quote comment=”370370″][quote comment=”370363″]From the article about Kent State:
    “One of the first questions most recruits ask is what shoes do you wear?”

    I just don’t get it. Who cares?

    As a kid, if someone offered me a full ride to school in return for playing hoops, my first questions would involve “What courses do you offer?” “Which type of offense do you run?” “What kind of career can I have after basketball?” Even, “So where are the cheerleaders?” Shoes wouldn’t even be a blip on my radar.

    If the shoe fits and I’m comfortable in it, I don’t care what brand. The fact that recruiting can depend on what shoe contract you have is a little bit sad.[/quote]

    Hey, two years ago we did a video for a chain of 24 car dealerships regarding their dress code policies, because so many of the young people their hired were saying things like, “Whaddya mean, why do I have to tuck in my shirt?”

    It’s like kids go from 4th grade to age 18 with no broadening of their horizons whatsoever (except for having a couple kids, that is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Explain why one should need a tucked in shirt to be able to sell something, cars or otherwise.

    Society places far too much emphasis on appearances and not enough on knowledge. An idiot in a suit is still an idiot.[/quote]

    Right.
    What are you, 13?
    Would you trust your money to a banker wearing parachute pants and a “BITE ME’ t-shirt whose office was in the back of his van? No matter HOW educated he seemed to be?

    I understand your role as our Resident Contrarian and Upholder of How the World Ought to Be, but it truly is okay to accept the reality of things once in a while. Won’t mean you’ve surrendered your youthful independent thought, just that a bit of wisdom and understanding of how things really do work is beginning to creep in.

    Or, look at it THIS way, if someone’s gonna judge you by how you dress, then dress that way to get YOUR way. Use his narrowness of thought to your advantage. Which of you truly would be the one in control in that situation?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Banking from the back of a van is just a little bit different and you know it.

    There’s some jobs/professions that should require strict uniform and dress code policies, and some that shouldn’t.

    Example: Someone works in a cubicle, never deals with customers face to face, ever – yet they’re still required to wear a tie – why?

    Yeah, I follow the dress code where I work, but that doesn’t mean they’re a good idea.[/quote]

    Ah, well, at least you admit there are situations where it does matter. Thought you were saying there weren’t. Presentation (including how you present yourself) IS important.

    My Dad always said, “You’ll act the way you’re dressed.”
    Thought he was nuts.

    Now I know he wasn’t.

    Even as a creative director at an ad agency, I found my staff responded differently to me on days I’d wear a suit and tie. Was much easier to command respect in situations when it wasn’t best to be “one of the gang.” Sometimes, when you’re supposed to be the one in control, you need to look like you are.

    —Ricko

  • The Jeff | January 5, 2010 at 1:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”370400″]

    Do you ever go outside and away from the computer screen? Is there natural light where you live? Do you see live, breathing people anytime during the day?[/quote]

    Funny. I work in retail. My job is dealing with people. Ever have to explain something to a 5yr old so they can translate it to Spanish for their parents? Yeah… retail is fun. Our uniforms are pointless. Why? Because on the busiest day of the week from September to January, we’re allowed to wear college team shirts instead of the usual uniform. I’m in Columbus – so that means on Saturday, about 90% of the people in the store, both customers and employees, are wearing Buckeyes gear. Yet for some reason, that’s never a problem.

  • Thomas Clark | January 5, 2010 at 1:58 pm |

    Ok, this could be wrong, if so please correct me. I seem to remember that scoreboard at Wayne State being on the Right Field wall while I was growing up (mid-late 80’s-early 90’s) and it was moved to the left field wall in the mid 90’s.

    Picture of right field w/ a scoreboard circa 1991:

    http://z.about.com/d...

    Picture of right field sans a scoreboard with what appears to be Tony Clark (Tiger from 1995-2001) in the on deck circle

    http://img200.images...

    and finally a distance pic from an undetermined date that shows the scoreboard in the left and an ad in right:

    http://images.art.co...

  • Carl | January 5, 2010 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”370287″]Hoops color-on-color?
    How ’bout lime vs. athletic gold?
    http://farm3.static....

    –Ricko[/quote]

    The goggles! They do nothing!

  • War Damn Eagle | January 5, 2010 at 2:01 pm |

    Why not introduce Bay in the new cream-colored pinstripe jersey?

    http://sports.yahoo....

    They introducted Johan Santana in pinstripes:
    http://blog.nj.com/l...

    They introduced K-Rod in pinstripes:
    http://assets.nydail...

    They introduced J.J. Putz in pinstripes:
    http://seattletimes....

  • leon | January 5, 2010 at 2:04 pm |

    “There’s a time and a place to untuck”

    Git-er-done!!

  • MPowers1634 | January 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm |

    Check out the Fiesta Bowl Hyperdunk cleats:

    http://a.espncdn.com...

  • leon | January 5, 2010 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”370414″]Check out the Fiesta Bowl Hyperdunk cleats:

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    wonder if the boise uni’s have sweatboxes and where they are located. don’t know why this came to mind-just askin’.

  • Tris Wykes | January 5, 2010 at 2:13 pm |

    Paul’s color nightmare on skates: http://www.flickr.co...

  • The Jeff | January 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”370415″][quote comment=”370414″]Check out the Fiesta Bowl Hyperdunk cleats:

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    wonder if the boise uni’s have sweatboxes and where they are located. don’t know why this came to mind-just askin’.[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure they don’t. I didn’t watch the whole game, but I don’t remember seeing anything… though they don’t usually show up as badly on a white jersey as they do on colored ones.

  • War Damn Eagle | January 5, 2010 at 2:15 pm |

    Maybe their trying to invoke the Carlos Beltran mojo by giving Bay the snow white jersey for the press conference:

    http://nbcsportsmedi...

    Another notable “snow white” free agent:

    Billy Wagner
    http://a.espncdn.com...

  • Geeman | January 5, 2010 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”370409″][quote comment=”370400″]

    Do you ever go outside and away from the computer screen? Is there natural light where you live? Do you see live, breathing people anytime during the day?[/quote]

    Funny. I work in retail. My job is dealing with people. Ever have to explain something to a 5yr old so they can translate it to Spanish for their parents?

    Yeah… retail is fun. Our uniforms are pointless. Why? Because on the busiest day of the week from September to January, we’re allowed to wear college team shirts instead of the usual uniform. I’m in Columbus – so that means on Saturday, about 90% of the people in the store, both customers and employees, are wearing Buckeyes gear. Yet for some reason, that’s never a problem.[/quote]

    Sorry for picking on you.

    I did enjoy WVU-Fla. St. in the Gator Bowl the other day (The Jeff Bowl II).

    Signing off for the day.

  • Matthew Porges | January 5, 2010 at 2:19 pm |

    I’m shocked that no one commented on the earth-shattering new Marlins’ away uniforms:

    http://florida.marli...

  • War Damn Eagle | January 5, 2010 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”370420″]I’m shocked that no one commented on the earth-shattering new Marlins’ away uniforms:

    http://florida.marli...

    time to start transitioning away from “florida” in preparation for the name change to “miami.”

  • rpm | January 5, 2010 at 2:28 pm |

    the ramblin wreck of georgia tech is one of my favourite teams, always has been, and the traditional option attack is fun to watch. oh! and the band, got’a love that white band. anyway, i will hold off judgement until i see them tonight, but brilliant is not the way i would describe these falcon rip-offs at this stage. i thought your original assessment of their uni’s when they came out was spot on, just get rid of that superfluous blue stripe and they are gorgeous. anyway, i am just saying, i think i may be disappointed with the jackets.

  • leon | January 5, 2010 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”370417″][quote comment=”370415″][quote comment=”370414″]Check out the Fiesta Bowl Hyperdunk cleats:

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    wonder if the boise uni’s have sweatboxes and where they are located. don’t know why this came to mind-just askin’.[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure they don’t. I didn’t watch the whole game, but I don’t remember seeing anything… though they don’t usually show up as badly on a white jersey as they do on colored ones.[/quote]

    maybe on the ab area ?
    (light dawning on Marblehead in the background)

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”370417″][quote comment=”370415″][quote comment=”370414″]Check out the Fiesta Bowl Hyperdunk cleats:

    http://a.espncdn.com...

    wonder if the boise uni’s have sweatboxes and where they are located. don’t know why this came to mind-just askin’.[/quote]

    I’m pretty sure they don’t. I didn’t watch the whole game, but I don’t remember seeing anything… though they don’t usually show up as badly on a white jersey as they do on colored ones.[/quote]

    hey, jeff

    did you click on the link before reading leon’s comment?

    /just askin

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 2:31 pm |

    dammit leon!

  • The Jeff | January 5, 2010 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”370427″]dammit leon![/quote]

    Yeah, dammit leon!

    /why would I click the link when it seemed like an honest uni-question?

  • concealed78 | January 5, 2010 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”370403″]

    Yeah, I follow the dress code where I work, but that doesn’t mean they’re a good idea.[/quote]

    Yeah, and why the hell not? Is it too much to ask to present yourself in a clean, professional manner? I’m sick and tired of people (especially young people) treating the outside public like it’s their own playroom. This includes people texting in their cars while driving, talking loudly on a cell phone in a restaurant or store, parents letting their brats run around and scream in stores, or doing anything other than they’re supposed to be doing. The world needs to get some common sense & stop treating everything like it’s casual Friday. Tuck your shirt in, pull your pants up, keep your eyes on the road and your mouth shut.

  • Mickel Yantz | January 5, 2010 at 2:41 pm |

    WHAT??? “Cheddar Explosion” http://www.dallasnew...

  • War Damn Eagle | January 5, 2010 at 2:41 pm |

    Troy Glaus passed his physical. He’ll wear #25 for the Braves.

  • Flip | January 5, 2010 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”370368″][quote comment=”370358″]8 hours till fox murders the orange bowl… someone call the miami dave county sherriff to stop it before it happens… on uni realted i want iowa to go to rifelry unis circa 1995
    http://www.youtube.c...
    fricking awful but i hate iowa so those are awsome unis
    also miss the plain single sleeve not too wide stripe ga tech used to have one of the only schools i think that ever did that it[/quote]

    Those Iowa Hawkeye Shoulder feathers look great.
    The jersey was WAYYYYYY too cluttered by the wordmark AND Hawkeye logo on the chest, in addition to the wing feathers.

    I would like to see that used by Iowa again, or by someone else. It sure beats the tar some of the generic, copycat crap worm by about 120 teams that are named after Eagles, Hawks or other birds …..[/quote]

    Ah, yes. The banana peel look. http://weather.ou.ed... Hayden rolled ’em out when the talent pool ran a little dry. The uniform company, Apex or something like that, went belly up and the Hawkeyes toned the look down a little http://www.timdwight...

    I think the current look will stay around for a bit.

  • leon | January 5, 2010 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”370427″]dammit leon![/quote]

    Soon, grasshopper.

  • Flip | January 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm |

    Love that font on those Wichita State MTXE jerseys.

  • Ricko | January 5, 2010 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”370431″]Troy Glaus passed his physical. He’ll wear #25 for the Braves.[/quote]

    What number would he have worn if he’d failed the physical?

    (du-oh)

    —Ricko

  • Flip | January 5, 2010 at 2:49 pm |

    Sure are a lot of colleges with purple as their school color:
    * TCU
    • LSU
    • Kansas State
    • Washington
    • Holy Cross
    • Northwestern
    • Eastern Carolina
    to name a few

  • Beardface | January 5, 2010 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”370435″][quote comment=”370431″]Troy Glaus passed his physical. He’ll wear #25 for the Braves.[/quote]

    What number would he have worn if he’d failed the physical?

    (du-oh)

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I dunno, which numbers do the Mets have available?

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”370433″]
    Soon, grasshopper.[/quote]

    i see

  • Dan Robb | January 5, 2010 at 2:56 pm |

    I’ve noticed that teams who’ve changed their uniforms in the Championship/Bowl season haven’t done so well. The one’s I can think of:

    Florida 13 vs Alabama 32 – Florida wore the white helmets from the FSU game.

    Arizona 0 vs Nebraska 33 – Arizona pulled out white helmets.

    Florida 51 vs Cincy 24 – Bearcats pulled out white helmets (although I did like the helmet stripe that matched the claw marks on their pants)

    TCU 10 vs Boise State 17 – TCU again in the new Nike gear and lost

    Miami 14 vs Wisconsin 20 – Miami wore their rivalry gear (at least the jerseys/pants)

    So that’s 0-5 for teams who didn’t wear their traditional uniforms. The football gods are not pleased.

  • rpm | January 5, 2010 at 3:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”370439″]I’ve noticed that teams who’ve changed their uniforms in the Championship/Bowl season haven’t done so well. The one’s I can think of:

    Florida 13 vs Alabama 32 – Florida wore the white helmets from the FSU game.

    Arizona 0 vs Nebraska 33 – Arizona pulled out white helmets.

    Florida 51 vs Cincy 24 – Bearcats pulled out white helmets (although I did like the helmet stripe that matched the claw marks on their pants)

    TCU 10 vs Boise State 17 – TCU again in the new Nike gear and lost

    Miami 14 vs Wisconsin 20 – Miami wore their rivalry gear (at least the jerseys/pants)

    So that’s 0-5 for teams who didn’t wear their traditional uniforms. The football gods are not pleased.[/quote]

    you could add the ducks in their too i think since they had not worn that combo yet. didn’t central florida lose in a white helmet? navy broke out last years army game uni and won, that is the only one i can think of.

  • Joseph Skiba | January 5, 2010 at 3:20 pm |

    Justin Tuck and Ahmad Bradshaw have been wearing the Hyperfly TD…go to AP images to check it out…Steve Smith has been wearing the black/white 2010 Vapor 4.2’s…

  • rpm | January 5, 2010 at 3:20 pm |

    oops, south florida, not central

  • M.Princip | January 5, 2010 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”370383″][quote comment=”370370″]
    Hey, two years ago we did a video for a chain of 24 car dealerships regarding their dress code policies, because so many of the young people their hired were saying things like, “Whaddya mean, why do I have to tuck in my shirt?”
    [/quote]
    One of the outtakes?[/quote]

    *lol*……Badass! Love how they transition to the roaring logo in the end.

  • The Jeff | January 5, 2010 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”370440″][quote comment=”370439″]I’ve noticed that teams who’ve changed their uniforms in the Championship/Bowl season haven’t done so well. The one’s I can think of:

    Florida 13 vs Alabama 32 – Florida wore the white helmets from the FSU game.

    Arizona 0 vs Nebraska 33 – Arizona pulled out white helmets.

    Florida 51 vs Cincy 24 – Bearcats pulled out white helmets (although I did like the helmet stripe that matched the claw marks on their pants)

    TCU 10 vs Boise State 17 – TCU again in the new Nike gear and lost

    Miami 14 vs Wisconsin 20 – Miami wore their rivalry gear (at least the jerseys/pants)

    So that’s 0-5 for teams who didn’t wear their traditional uniforms. The football gods are not pleased.[/quote]

    you could add the ducks in their too i think since they had not worn that combo yet. didn’t central florida lose in a white helmet? navy broke out last years army game uni and won, that is the only one i can think of.[/quote]

    I don’t think the Ducks count. The Ducks traditional uniform is wearing a new combo each week.

  • Kevin Z. | January 5, 2010 at 3:27 pm |

    Paul,
    This is coming a little from left field, but do you know for sure if the NY Rangers third logo/jersey with the Statue of Liberty was inspired by Mike Richter’s mask? I’ve heard this, but not sure if it is true or revisionist.
    Thanks,
    Kevin Z.

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”370442″]oops, south florida, not central[/quote]

    South Florida, but they’ve worn that before. Central always wears white.

    Here’s the whole breakdown:

    All teams with white helmets:
    Wyoming – W
    UCF – L
    BYU – W
    SMU – W
    Ohio – L
    Miami – L
    Wisconsin – W
    Arizona – L (new whites)
    Nebraska – W
    Air Force – W
    Stnaford – L
    Tennessee – L
    Auburn – W
    PSU – W
    Oregon – L (new-ish whites)
    Cincy – L (new whites)
    USF – W (new-ish whites)
    S. Carolina – L
    Okla. State – L

    All whites: 9 wins, 10 losses.
    New or new-ish whites: 1 win, three losses.

    Unless somebody pulls a surprise in the next couple of days, the only other white helmet is Texas.

  • dwight | January 5, 2010 at 3:38 pm |

    I’ll say it:

    I like the TCU riflery unis.

    At least I like them better than the normal ideration of their uni. And as far as teams changing for bowl games and losing, add Mizzou going w/ black pants w/ white tops.

  • FWMustang | January 5, 2010 at 3:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”370392″] The basic problem – purple and black do not in any way look good together. [/quote]

    Disclosure: My wife, 2 daughters and I bleed SMU Red & Blue. My wife has always said and now our daughters have picked up on the fact that TCU’s black and purple unis make them look a a bunch of bruises running around.

    If you really want to stir the pot on uniform colors, start a discussion on the PonyFans board about what Blue & Red SMU should be sporting. Yale Blue, Royal, Navy, Midnight or Electric. Harvard Red, Bright Red or Crimson.

    That being said, we love the SMU unis this year and loved seeing them in the top 5 on here a few times this year.

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”370447″]I’ll say it:

    I like the TCU riflery unis.

    At least I like them better than the normal ideration of their uni.[/quote]

    Comparing them to the normal unis, yes, I agree.

    I’d prefer pflava’s concepts, though: http://img.photobuck...

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”370446″]
    Unless somebody pulls a surprise in the next couple of days, the only other white helmet is Texas.[/quote]

    so, you don’t see bama whipping out the 84 road special?

    who’s designated home team in the bs bowl anyway?

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”370450″][quote comment=”370446″]
    Unless somebody pulls a surprise in the next couple of days, the only other white helmet is Texas.[/quote]

    so, you don’t see bama whipping out the 84 road special?

    who’s designated home team in the bs bowl anyway?[/quote]

    sunzabiotches…two mistakes:

    bama white

    and should say BCS bowl

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 3:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”370450″][quote comment=”370446″]
    Unless somebody pulls a surprise in the next couple of days, the only other white helmet is Texas.[/quote]

    so, you don’t see bama whipping out the 84 road special?

    who’s designated home team in the bs bowl anyway?[/quote]

    I believe Alabama is the home team, which would make for my favorite uni-matchup for these schools – the all-whites for Texas and the Crimson on white for the Tide.

    Fix your pic, btw

  • JimWa | January 5, 2010 at 3:55 pm |

    What kind of uniform alterations can you see coming in preparation of a game on THIS ESPNetwork?

    http://sports.espn.g...

  • aflfan | January 5, 2010 at 4:00 pm |

    Georgia Tech wearing new uniforms tonight

    http://ramblinwreck....

  • Nick | January 5, 2010 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”370392″]As someone who attends 2 or 3 TCU games per season, I can attest that their normal uniforms are just as horrendous in person as they are in pictures. Not as bad as the riflery uni’s, but still very, very bad. The basic problem – purple and black do not in any way look good together. You really need to choose one or the other, and it seems that some time ago TCU chose purple. At some point maybe they’ll wake up and realize black is a silly fad that has more to do with their former douchebag coach than the university. Until then, they will continue to look like a mid major directional school.

    A couple of years ago I did a sloppy mock up of what I thought they should look more like

    http://img.photobuck...

    A couple of years back I read a pretty lengthy article about former TCU great Bob Lilly and TCU’s past football teams. Alot of the article focused on the class of the program years back and commented that the Bob Lilly-era teams wore Dark helmets, Purple Jerseys and a Khaki color pants, and went on to express a desire to return the TCU uniforms to that color scheme and template in order to connect to TCU’s past.

    Uniforms are not everything when it comes to establishing tradition and class, but there is a lot of good to be said about the timelessness of the College Football experience and knowing that he team you are watching now has more of a connection to the college and the teams gone before it than the color of the football and the grass on the field.

  • Squiddie | January 5, 2010 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”370453″]What kind of uniform alterations can you see coming in preparation of a game on THIS ESPNetwork?

    http://sports.espn.g...
    Wings

    Anyone recognize this West Texas State player?

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”370456″][quote comment=”370453″]What kind of uniform alterations can you see coming in preparation of a game on THIS ESPNetwork?

    http://sports.espn.g...
    Wings

    Anyone recognize this West Texas State player?[/quote]

    Gonna go out on a limb and say Mercury Morris.

  • Hott Rodd | January 5, 2010 at 4:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”370450″][quote comment=”370446″]
    Unless somebody pulls a surprise in the next couple of days, the only other white helmet is Texas.[/quote]

    so, you don’t see bama whipping out the 84 road special?

    who’s designated home team in the bs bowl anyway?[/quote]

    I would guess that since it is 1 vs 2 that ‘Bama (#1) would be home.

    Where is the game at anyway? (serious question, just haven’t really paid much attention.)

  • JTH | January 5, 2010 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”370457″][quote comment=”370456″][quote comment=”370453″]What kind of uniform alterations can you see coming in preparation of a game on THIS ESPNetwork?

    http://sports.espn.g...
    Wings

    Anyone recognize this West Texas State player?[/quote]

    Gonna go out on a limb and say Mercury Morris.[/quote]
    Either him, or Hermes Conrad.

  • Hott Rodd | January 5, 2010 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”370456″][quote comment=”370453″]What kind of uniform alterations can you see coming in preparation of a game on THIS ESPNetwork?

    http://sports.espn.g...
    Wings

    Anyone recognize this West Texas State player?[/quote]

    Obviously Nikey Shoos

  • LarryB | January 5, 2010 at 4:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”370457″][quote comment=”370456″][quote comment=”370453″]What kind of uniform alterations can you see coming in preparation of a game on THIS ESPNetwork?

    http://sports.espn.g...
    Wings

    Jim beat me to to it
    Anyone recognize this West Texas State player?[/quote]

    Gonna go out on a limb and say Mercury Morris.[/quote]

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”370458″][quote comment=”370450″][quote comment=”370446″]
    Unless somebody pulls a surprise in the next couple of days, the only other white helmet is Texas.[/quote]

    so, you don’t see bama whipping out the 84 road special?

    who’s designated home team in the bs bowl anyway?[/quote]

    I would guess that since it is 1 vs 2 that ‘Bama (#1) would be home.

    Where is the game at anyway? (serious question, just haven’t really paid much attention.)[/quote]

    Pasadena. Does that make this the Granddaddy’s Little Brother Of Them All?

  • Squiddie | January 5, 2010 at 4:28 pm |

    Here’s the in focus black and white photo of Eugene Morris.

    Did West Texas really wear the helmet with the horns decals on the front?

  • LarryB | January 5, 2010 at 4:31 pm |

    http://farm5.static....

    Great picture of the Cincinnati Royals. That was a nice uniform.

    Nice shot of Jerry Lucas and John Havlicek next to each other.

  • Kevin Z. | January 5, 2010 at 4:34 pm |

    I am trying to come up with all examples of teams using logos with a city/name abbreviation (Planning to write an article about it for a student web site). I have the Hawks red alternates, Suns orange alternates, Florida Panthers new alternate, Thrashers 10th anniversary logo (may or may not include that).

    I also can’t decide if NYR (ny rangers thirds) or OKC Thunder logo should count. Uni Watch thoughts?

    If anyone knows others, please pass along. Thanks.

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 4:35 pm |

    this is pretty cool

    i knew where almost all those schools were located, but some of the distances between “rivals” was interesting…thought some were closer than they actually are

  • Chris | January 5, 2010 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”370348″][quote comment=”370275″]Worst element between those two helmets?

    The gray facemask on Boise State. Lame.

    I kinda like the lizard skin pattern for TCU. It’s a great look for a team called the Horned Frogs.[/quote]

    Zoologically speaking, a frog is an amphibian.[/quote]

    But a horned frog isn’t a frog…its actually a lizard, so the lizard/reptilian pattern is correct.

  • Alec | January 5, 2010 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”370445″]Paul,
    This is coming a little from left field, but do you know for sure if the NY Rangers third logo/jersey with the Statue of Liberty was inspired by Mike Richter’s mask? I’ve heard this, but not sure if it is true or revisionist.
    Thanks,
    Kevin Z.[/quote]

    Absolutely true, Richter had the mask for more than a few years before the 3rd, remember them mentioning it when they were unveiled.

  • Zack | January 5, 2010 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”370288″]Anyone know the name of the gloves Boise and TCU were wearing last night? I understand the riflery, but these had gray index and pinkie fingers, while the two middle fingers were black. I haven’t been able to find any information about them, so I thought Uni-Watch might have an “in”. Thanks.[/quote]
    Those are the new model of gloves for next year. Often, Nike will have teams wear the new gear for next year in bowl games to test them out.

  • Bernard | January 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”370463″]Here’s the in focus black and white photo of Eugene Morris.

    Did West Texas really wear the helmet with the horns decals on the front?[/quote]

    If so, that’s absolutely ridiculous. There’s no reason why a football uniform should in any way evoke, or be inspired by, the team’s mascot. Football uniforms should feature Northwestern (or UCLA) stripes and block numbers. The end.

    /sarcasm tag off/

  • JTH | January 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”370465″]I am trying to come up with all examples of teams using logos with a city/name abbreviation (Planning to write an article about it for a student web site). I have the Hawks red alternates, Suns orange alternates, Florida Panthers new alternate, Thrashers 10th anniversary logo (may or may not include that).

    I also can’t decide if NYR (ny rangers thirds) or OKC Thunder logo should count. Uni Watch thoughts?

    If anyone knows others, please pass along. Thanks.[/quote]
    You talking non-baseball? Cuz, well… and ummm

    I could go on.

  • Kevin Z. | January 5, 2010 at 5:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”370471″][quote comment=”370465″]I am trying to come up with all examples of teams using logos with a city/name abbreviation (Planning to write an article about it for a student web site). I have the Hawks red alternates, Suns orange alternates, Florida Panthers new alternate, Thrashers 10th anniversary logo (may or may not include that).

    I also can’t decide if NYR (ny rangers thirds) or OKC Thunder logo should count. Uni Watch thoughts?

    If anyone knows others, please pass along. Thanks.[/quote]
    You talking non-baseball? Cuz, well… and ummm

    I could go on.[/quote]

    My intent was logos that weren’t just city name initials. So no NY, LA, KC, NJ, etc. ATL is an abbreviation for Atlanta, not three words that start with A, T, and L. Same with PHX and FLA for the Suns and Panthers, respectively.

    OKC for the Thunder probably counts since OK abbreviates Oklahoma and the C stands for City.

    The NYR Statue of Liberty logo for the Rangers is in the gray area because it represents three separate words, but involves both the city name and nickname. Same with the NYK logo for the Knicks.

  • JTH | January 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm |

    I wonder if that TF North jersey is just faded or if the school colors have changed over the years. They wear purple & gold now. Or maybe it is purple and it just looks blue on my monitor.

    A few famous (semi-famous?) TF North alumni:

    John Jurkovic

    Mike Tomczak

    Mary Matalin

  • Kevin Z. | January 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”370471″][quote comment=”370465″]I am trying to come up with all examples of teams using logos with a city/name abbreviation (Planning to write an article about it for a student web site). I have the Hawks red alternates, Suns orange alternates, Florida Panthers new alternate, Thrashers 10th anniversary logo (may or may not include that).

    I also can’t decide if NYR (ny rangers thirds) or OKC Thunder logo should count. Uni Watch thoughts?

    If anyone knows others, please pass along. Thanks.[/quote]
    You talking non-baseball? Cuz, well… and ummm

    I could go on.[/quote]

    I realize I didn’t explain that very well in the initial post…

  • Jordan Sogn | January 5, 2010 at 5:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”370466″]this is pretty cool

    i knew where almost all those schools were located, but some of the distances between “rivals” was interesting…thought some were closer than they actually are[/quote]

    What most people don’t realize is how far Arkansas is away from the rest of the SEC. Columbia, Norman, Stillwater, Lawrence, & Manhattan are all closer than the closest SEC rival (Ole Miss)…I currently live here in Fayetteville & it’s a five hour drive for Razorback fans to see a road game at Ole Miss.

  • Lew Holst | January 5, 2010 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”370448″][quote comment=”370392″] The basic problem – purple and black do not in any way look good together. [/quote]

    That being said, we love the SMU unis this year and loved seeing them in the top 5 on here a few times this year.[/quote]

    Ha. There’s actually another one going on right now – started by the discussion of the crappy tcu uniforms.

    The correct answer, of course, is a white helmet with a red pony, and royal blue jerseys with white pants at home and white jerseys with white pants on the road.

  • NickW | January 5, 2010 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”370474″][quote comment=”370471″][quote comment=”370465″]I am trying to come up with all examples of teams using logos with a city/name abbreviation (Planning to write an article about it for a student web site). I have the Hawks red alternates, Suns orange alternates, Florida Panthers new alternate, Thrashers 10th anniversary logo (may or may not include that).

    I also can’t decide if NYR (ny rangers thirds) or OKC Thunder logo should count. Uni Watch thoughts?

    If anyone knows others, please pass along. Thanks.[/quote]
    You talking non-baseball? Cuz, well… and ummm

    I could go on.[/quote]

    I realize I didn’t explain that very well in the initial post…[/quote]

    How about STL on the Cardinals caps/helmets?
    (Sweet ball impacted on the bat in that pic too…)

  • ShaunT | January 5, 2010 at 5:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”370475″][quote comment=”370466″]this is pretty cool

    i knew where almost all those schools were located, but some of the distances between “rivals” was interesting…thought some were closer than they actually are[/quote]

    What most people don’t realize is how far Arkansas is away from the rest of the SEC. Columbia, Norman, Stillwater, Lawrence, & Manhattan are all closer than the closest SEC rival (Ole Miss)…I currently live here in Fayetteville & it’s a five hour drive for Razorback fans to see a road game at Ole Miss.[/quote]

    also shows how easily the Pac-10 could be split into two divisions, north south. Washington, WSU, Oregon, OrSU, and Cal in the north, Stanford, UCLA, USC, Arizona, and ASU in south.

    big 10 can be split as well, right after Notre Dame joins them

  • Beardface | January 5, 2010 at 5:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”370466″]this is pretty cool

    i knew where almost all those schools were located, but some of the distances between “rivals” was interesting…thought some were closer than they actually are[/quote]
    Kinda shows why the ACC struggles as much as it does. You have 6 teams recruiting in 2 states. There might be talent in the Norfolk/Hampden Roads area in Virginia, but to have 6 teams all trying to get those players for the same conference, you’re going to severely dilute the product.

    Most other conferences are rather spread out and allow for one school to dominate a given region and allows for the conference to grow as a whole. Look at the SEC, where its basically one dominant school per state. Get the best in your own state and you’ll do well. In the ACC, the best in North Carolina alone has 4 ACC schools to choose from… in their own state alone!

  • D to the ootie | January 5, 2010 at 5:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”370408″][quote comment=”370403″][quote comment=”370391″][quote comment=”370380″][quote comment=”370370″][quote comment=”370363″]From the article about Kent State:
    “One of the first questions most recruits ask is what shoes do you wear?”

    I just don’t get it. Who cares?

    As a kid, if someone offered me a full ride to school in return for playing hoops, my first questions would involve “What courses do you offer?” “Which type of offense do you run?” “What kind of career can I have after basketball?” Even, “So where are the cheerleaders?” Shoes wouldn’t even be a blip on my radar.

    If the shoe fits and I’m comfortable in it, I don’t care what brand. The fact that recruiting can depend on what shoe contract you have is a little bit sad.[/quote]

    Hey, two years ago we did a video for a chain of 24 car dealerships regarding their dress code policies, because so many of the young people their hired were saying things like, “Whaddya mean, why do I have to tuck in my shirt?”

    It’s like kids go from 4th grade to age 18 with no broadening of their horizons whatsoever (except for having a couple kids, that is).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Explain why one should need a tucked in shirt to be able to sell something, cars or otherwise.

    Society places far too much emphasis on appearances and not enough on knowledge. An idiot in a suit is still an idiot.[/quote]

    Right.
    What are you, 13?
    Would you trust your money to a banker wearing parachute pants and a “BITE ME’ t-shirt whose office was in the back of his van? No matter HOW educated he seemed to be?

    I understand your role as our Resident Contrarian and Upholder of How the World Ought to Be, but it truly is okay to accept the reality of things once in a while. Won’t mean you’ve surrendered your youthful independent thought, just that a bit of wisdom and understanding of how things really do work is beginning to creep in.

    Or, look at it THIS way, if someone’s gonna judge you by how you dress, then dress that way to get YOUR way. Use his narrowness of thought to your advantage. Which of you truly would be the one in control in that situation?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Banking from the back of a van is just a little bit different and you know it.

    There’s some jobs/professions that should require strict uniform and dress code policies, and some that shouldn’t.

    Example: Someone works in a cubicle, never deals with customers face to face, ever – yet they’re still required to wear a tie – why?

    Yeah, I follow the dress code where I work, but that doesn’t mean they’re a good idea.[/quote]

    Ah, well, at least you admit there are situations where it does matter. Thought you were saying there weren’t. Presentation (including how you present yourself) IS important.

    My Dad always said, “You’ll act the way you’re dressed.”
    Thought he was nuts.

    Now I know he wasn’t.

    Even as a creative director at an ad agency, I found my staff responded differently to me on days I’d wear a suit and tie. Was much easier to command respect in situations when it wasn’t best to be “one of the gang.” Sometimes, when you’re supposed to be the one in control, you need to look like you are.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I think there’s a lot of should and does confusion here. Are there a bunch of conformist d-bags out there who would hire a turd in a suit over a brilliant person dressed less traditionally? Sure. There are a lot of jerks in the world. But would you rather buy a computer from someone who knows how to turn it on than someone who is wearing a tie? My guess is the former. This is why careers with a big shortage of qualified candidates are more accepting of alternative senses of style. It’s easy to say that wearing a shirt and tie never hurt anybody but that is just not true. What about the kid who is unsure about his/her gender and experimenting with different personas? What about the adult who decides the social biases that are reflected in the suit are just wrong? Sure the people who make these choices will be looked down upon but if you are the person turning up your nose you’re the douche not them.

  • leon | January 5, 2010 at 5:50 pm |

    “What about the adult who decides the social biases that are reflected in the suit are just wrong?”

    Shoot your cuffs, Christopher.

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 5:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”370481″]Shoot your cuffs, Christopher.[/quote]

    adriana?

  • Flip | January 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”370479″][quote comment=”370466″]this is pretty cool

    i knew where almost all those schools were located, but some of the distances between “rivals” was interesting…thought some were closer than they actually are[/quote]
    Kinda shows why the ACC struggles as much as it does. You have 6 teams recruiting in 2 states. There might be talent in the Norfolk/Hampden Roads area in Virginia, but to have 6 teams all trying to get those players for the same conference, you’re going to severely dilute the product.

    Most other conferences are rather spread out and allow for one school to dominate a given region and allows for the conference to grow as a whole. Look at the SEC, where its basically one dominant school per state. Get the best in your own state and you’ll do well. In the ACC, the best in North Carolina alone has 4 ACC schools to choose from… in their own state alone![/quote]

    Also ‘splains the “State of Miami” Schnellenberger started.

  • Teebz | January 5, 2010 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”370480″]
    I think there’s a lot of should and does confusion here. Are there a bunch of conformist d-bags out there who would hire a turd in a suit over a brilliant person dressed less traditionally? Sure. There are a lot of jerks in the world. But would you rather buy a computer from someone who knows how to turn it on than someone who is wearing a tie? My guess is the former. This is why careers with a big shortage of qualified candidates are more accepting of alternative senses of style. It’s easy to say that wearing a shirt and tie never hurt anybody but that is just not true. What about the kid who is unsure about his/her gender and experimenting with different personas? What about the adult who decides the social biases that are reflected in the suit are just wrong? Sure the people who make these choices will be looked down upon but if you are the person turning up your nose you’re the douche not them.[/quote]

    First off, stop quoting 15 pages of comments.

    Secondly, you’ll adhere to my dress code if I’m paying you to work for me, or I’ll talk to the next “d-bag” in the suit and tie who will dress as I request. Your sense of style is not my concern. Your sense of professionalism is.

    Thirdly, your sexual orientation makes no difference to me. Can you can turn the computer on? If you can, you have a chance at the job. Wanna experiment with your clothes, look, and sexual being? Do it on your own time. When you’re on my time, you’ll do as I say or you’ll have a lovely pink slip to go with the pants hanging below your ass and the pink hair you brought to work.

    Lastly, take your entitled sense of self-worth and cram it. You’ll do as I say because I’m paying you. End of story. You’re replaceable unless you bring something to the table that cannot be replaced. Pushing the on/off button? I can get a chimp in a tie to do that. You could be that chimp if I choose you to be.

  • leon | January 5, 2010 at 6:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”370482″][quote comment=”370481″]Shoot your cuffs, Christopher.[/quote]

    adriana?[/quote]

    Paulie Walnuts.
    Adrianna would have said “Christpha”.

  • leon | January 5, 2010 at 6:05 pm |

    Oops, make that “Christopha”.

  • Hector Alejandro | January 5, 2010 at 6:31 pm |

    Georgia Tech has new gloves too:
    http://twitpic.com/w...

  • D to the ootie | January 5, 2010 at 6:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”370484″][quote comment=”370480″]
    I think there’s a lot of should and does confusion here. Are there a bunch of conformist d-bags out there who would hire a turd in a suit over a brilliant person dressed less traditionally? Sure. There are a lot of jerks in the world. But would you rather buy a computer from someone who knows how to turn it on than someone who is wearing a tie? My guess is the former. This is why careers with a big shortage of qualified candidates are more accepting of alternative senses of style. It’s easy to say that wearing a shirt and tie never hurt anybody but that is just not true. What about the kid who is unsure about his/her gender and experimenting with different personas? What about the adult who decides the social biases that are reflected in the suit are just wrong? Sure the people who make these choices will be looked down upon but if you are the person turning up your nose you’re the douche not them.[/quote]

    First off, stop quoting 15 pages of comments.

    Secondly, you’ll adhere to my dress code if I’m paying you to work for me, or I’ll talk to the next “d-bag” in the suit and tie who will dress as I request. Your sense of style is not my concern. Your sense of professionalism is.

    Thirdly, your sexual orientation makes no difference to me. Can you can turn the computer on? If you can, you have a chance at the job. Wanna experiment with your clothes, look, and sexual being? Do it on your own time. When you’re on my time, you’ll do as I say or you’ll have a lovely pink slip to go with the pants hanging below your ass and the pink hair you brought to work.

    Lastly, take your entitled sense of self-worth and cram it. You’ll do as I say because I’m paying you. End of story. You’re replaceable unless you bring something to the table that cannot be replaced. Pushing the on/off button? I can get a chimp in a tie to do that. You could be that chimp if I choose you to be.[/quote]

    Too bad I’m so valuable and do my job well that my employer is willing to put up with whatever shit I decide to meander in with and pay me well to boot. People in power who care so much about conformity are scary, boring, and sad.

  • Giancarlo | January 5, 2010 at 7:00 pm |

    Dayton Triangles
    Brooklyn Dodgers
    Brooklyn Tigers
    [merged with Boston Yanks…]
    “The Yanks”
    Boston Yanks
    New York Yanks
    Dallas Texans
    Baltimore Colts
    Indianapolis Colts

    All essentially the same franchise.

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 7:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”370476″][quote comment=”370448″][quote comment=”370392″] The basic problem – purple and black do not in any way look good together. [/quote]

    That being said, we love the SMU unis this year and loved seeing them in the top 5 on here a few times this year.[/quote]

    Ha. There’s actually another one going on right now – started by the discussion of the crappy tcu uniforms.

    The correct answer, of course, is a white helmet with a red pony, and royal blue jerseys with white pants at home and white jerseys with white pants on the road.[/quote]

    I would have said that before, but after seeing this year’s unis, I REALLY like that look.

  • leon | January 5, 2010 at 7:03 pm |

    Fabreze: Official air freshener of the NFL!

  • rpm | January 5, 2010 at 7:04 pm |

    you go out to get a new battery for your car, and you miss all kinds of shit around here.

  • D to the ootie | January 5, 2010 at 7:06 pm |

    This guy (http://www.edun-live...) was probably told he should shut up and become a dawn to dusk laborer. Thankfully he chose awesome instead.

  • Teebz | January 5, 2010 at 7:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”370488″]
    Too bad I’m so valuable and do my job well that my employer is willing to put up with whatever shit I decide to meander in with and pay me well to boot. People in power who care so much about conformity are scary, boring, and sad.[/quote]

    Right. You talk about an entry level position in your example, and suddenly you work for the NSA. Spare me your bullcrap.

    Unless you own the company, you’re replaceable. And if you own the company, your competition is gunning for you.

    Face reality: everyone is replaceable.

  • matt in cleveland | January 5, 2010 at 7:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”370489″]Dayton Triangles
    Brooklyn Dodgers
    Brooklyn Tigers
    [merged with Boston Yanks…]
    “The Yanks”
    Boston Yanks
    New York Yanks
    Dallas Texans
    Baltimore Colts
    Indianapolis Colts

    All essentially the same franchise.[/quote]

    wow seriously? btw 45 min till fox starts its “coverage” of its last bcs game. sure espn cant sneek it on the ocho instead. “what do you think cotton?”

  • Teebz | January 5, 2010 at 7:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”370493″]This guy (http://www.edun-live...) was probably told he should shut up and become a dawn to dusk laborer. Thankfully he chose awesome instead.[/quote]

    How did he choose “awesome”?

    Perhaps you missed out on the fact that he worked construction to earn that land. While that’s not a suit-and-tie job, I’m almost certain he was required to wear a hard hat and some sort of protective footwear. That’s his uniform as per his boss.

    So I fail to see how this is a good example whatsoever. Sure, his story should be told because he’s doing good in his community, and I commend him for giving kids a chance to be kids rather than child soldiers in Uganda.

    But his construction job he needed to earn the land? That was dawn-to-dusk job.

  • Giancarlo | January 5, 2010 at 7:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”370495″]
    wow seriously? [/quote]
    Whoever can correctly identify the team colors of all the teams in that list, I will mail that person a crisp dollar bill.
    (Residents of Guam and Timmy B are ineligible).

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 7:34 pm |

    I’m sensing a lot of feelings of repression today…
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • MPowers1634 | January 5, 2010 at 7:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”370475″][quote comment=”370466″]this is pretty cool

    i knew where almost all those schools were located, but some of the distances between “rivals” was interesting…thought some were closer than they actually are[/quote]

    What most people don’t realize is how far Arkansas is away from the rest of the SEC. Columbia, Norman, Stillwater, Lawrence, & Manhattan are all closer than the closest SEC rival (Ole Miss)…I currently live here in Fayetteville & it’s a five hour drive for Razorback fans to see a road game at Ole Miss.[/quote]

    ERRONEOUS! Army is in Conference USA.

  • Blake | January 5, 2010 at 7:41 pm |

    Count me as one of the people who has no idea what this ‘riflery’ business is all about. Does it simply refer to the image on the palms which is divided among the two gloves? Are they gloves meant to be used by people shooting rifles but are now being worn by football players? What the heck is it and why should I care?

  • MPowers1634 | January 5, 2010 at 7:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”370469″][quote comment=”370288″]Anyone know the name of the gloves Boise and TCU were wearing last night? I understand the riflery, but these had gray index and pinkie fingers, while the two middle fingers were black. I haven’t been able to find any information about them, so I thought Uni-Watch might have an “in”. Thanks.[/quote]
    Those are the new model of gloves for next year. Often, Nike will have teams wear the new gear for next year in bowl games to test

    For anyone interested in next year’s Nike gloves and cleats, here is the Fall ’10 Catalog:

    http://www.niketeam....

  • Giancarlo | January 5, 2010 at 7:45 pm |

    Incidentally, for that Dayton Triangles to Indianapolis Colts lineage I relied a bit too much on Wiki. Here is a better-informed overview of the whole situation which points out that some of the connections in the line of descent are iffy:
    http://www.profootba...
    But it also introduces another name, the New York Bulldogs, who were also tied into all of this.

  • rpm | January 5, 2010 at 7:46 pm |

    re:GT
    alright, i have seen them on. the jersey is better then i thought, while similar to the falcons, it isn’t a straight copy, and it is kind of representative of a stinger coming down from the shoulder. but if you remove the blue chest line i still like the olde ones more. the pants are a serious downgrade, i freaking hate the thin line that goes into the triangle above the knee. why change? is it really any better? it’s subjective, but i think not, i like it when they keep the blue to a minimum. i give it a c-

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 7:47 pm |

    Dayton Triangles – navy and white.
    Brooklyn Dodgers – green, silver and white…then red, blue, silver and white.
    Brooklyn Tigers – burnt orange, black and white
    [merged with Boston Yanks…]
    “The Yanks”
    Boston Yanks – kelly green, gold and white.
    New York Yanks – royal blue, silver and white.
    Dallas Texans – navy and white.
    Baltimore Colts – speed blue and white.
    Indianapolis Colts – speed blue and white.

    Or something like that…

  • MPowers1634 | January 5, 2010 at 7:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”370500″]Count me as one of the people who has no idea what this ‘riflery’ business is all about. Does it simply refer to the image on the palms which is divided among the two gloves? Are they gloves meant to be used by people shooting rifles but are now being worn by football players? What the heck is it and why should I care?[/quote]

    “Riflery” is a satire of what they are really called: Rivalry.

    The gloves are but part of the entire package, which was Nike’s creation this past season.

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 7:59 pm |

    GA Tech’s new unis don’t look too bad. Of course, everything looks better when you run the beautiful triple option. Can’t wait to see this game.

  • Giancarlo | January 5, 2010 at 8:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”370504″]Dayton Triangles – navy and white.
    Brooklyn Dodgers – green, silver and white…then red, blue, silver and white.
    Brooklyn Tigers – burnt orange, black and white
    [merged with Boston Yanks…]
    “The Yanks”
    Boston Yanks – kelly green, gold and white.
    New York Yanks – royal blue, silver and white.
    Dallas Texans – navy and white.
    Baltimore Colts – speed blue and white.
    Indianapolis Colts – speed blue and white.

    Or something like that…[/quote]
    Damn, now I actually have to look up the correct answers. “Speed blue” – you don’t say…

    Also there is “The Yanks” – are you saying they wore the same as the Boston Yanks?

    Anyway, your responses are plausible & possibly correct.

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 8:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”370507″][quote comment=”370504″]Dayton Triangles – navy and white.
    Brooklyn Dodgers – green, silver and white…then red, blue, silver and white.
    Brooklyn Tigers – burnt orange, black and white
    [merged with Boston Yanks…]
    “The Yanks”
    Boston Yanks – kelly green, gold and white.
    New York Yanks – royal blue, silver and white.
    Dallas Texans – navy and white.
    Baltimore Colts – speed blue and white.
    Indianapolis Colts – speed blue and white.

    Or something like that…[/quote]
    Damn, now I actually have to look up the correct answers. “Speed blue” – you don’t say…

    Also there is “The Yanks” – are you saying they wore the same as the Boston Yanks?

    Anyway, your responses are plausible & possibly correct.[/quote]

    You wiki-ed, I wiki-ed…

    I wasn’t sure about the Yanks, though. Just assumed they were the same.

  • Thomas Clark | January 5, 2010 at 8:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”370499″][quote comment=”370475″][quote comment=”370466″]this is pretty cool

    i knew where almost all those schools were located, but some of the distances between “rivals” was interesting…thought some were closer than they actually are[/quote]

    What most people don’t realize is how far Arkansas is away from the rest of the SEC. Columbia, Norman, Stillwater, Lawrence, & Manhattan are all closer than the closest SEC rival (Ole Miss)…I currently live here in Fayetteville & it’s a five hour drive for Razorback fans to see a road game at Ole Miss.[/quote]

    ERRONEOUS! Army is in Conference USA.[/quote]

    Army is independent for football, which is what that is based off of. Notre Dame is in the Big East for everything but football.

  • Giancarlo | January 5, 2010 at 8:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”370508″]
    You wiki-ed, I wiki-ed…

    I wasn’t sure about the Yanks, though. Just assumed they were the same.[/quote]
    You probably got them all, although my non-Wiki source says the Dayton Triangles wore royal blue, not navy. Anyone have a great-grandfather who saw the Triangles in action & can settle this?

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 8:26 pm |

    The ANF stickers on the Iowa helmets stand for, “Aw, No – Fumble!”

  • mtjaws | January 5, 2010 at 8:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”370420″]I’m shocked that no one commented on the earth-shattering new Marlins’ away uniforms:

    http://florida.marli...

    UGH! What a lame change. I’ll always be mad about the upcoming “Miami” name change, and this just adds on to that. This is not the way to earn new fans. So much for tradition.

    Will they next adopt the WWE’s “Get the F Out” slogan/campaign too?

  • Art | January 5, 2010 at 8:42 pm |

    I’m all for tradition in sports uniforms, but I could not disagree more with the criticism of the TCU helmets. I think there is room for contemporary design and TCU is a great example of that.

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 8:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”370512″]UGH! What a lame change. I’ll always be mad about the upcoming “Miami” name change, and this just adds on to that. This is not the way to earn new fans. [/quote]

    mike, i can understand your dislike for adopting the ‘new’ moniker, but their original premise for adopting florida in the first place was pretty weak, no? (i seem to remember they gave a reason for not using miami originally, but it seemed specious)

    i mean, isn’t like the entire northern third of the state pretty much brave country, the midsection are rays/yanks and the lower third are marlins/yanks?

    didn’t they try to ‘adopt’ the entire state as their own in 93? much like “minnesota” (although i realize why the couldn’t be the minneapolis or st. paul senators), the TEXAS rangers and the COLORADO rockies? (and later the ARIZONA d-bags)?

    the whole ‘name your team for the state instead of city’ is, in baseball anyway, bullshit, at least to me

    not saying they should change it NOW, but they really should have been the miami marlins in the first place, no? (and im pretty sure there was a reason they weren’t originally the miami marlins aside from wanting to adopt the state too, but that seemed to be a logical reason at the time)…but really, misnamed from the start

    /done now

  • Paul Barrett | January 5, 2010 at 9:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”370514″][quote comment=”370512″]UGH! What a lame change. I’ll always be mad about the upcoming “Miami” name change, and this just adds on to that. This is not the way to earn new fans. [/quote]

    mike, i can understand your dislike for adopting the ‘new’ moniker, but their original premise for adopting florida in the first place was pretty weak, no? (i seem to remember they gave a reason for not using miami originally, but it seemed specious)

    i mean, isn’t like the entire northern third of the state pretty much brave country, the midsection are rays/yanks and the lower third are marlins/yanks?

    didn’t they try to ‘adopt’ the entire state as their own in 93? much like “minnesota” (although i realize why the couldn’t be the minneapolis or st. paul senators), the TEXAS rangers and the COLORADO rockies? (and later the ARIZONA d-bags)?

    the whole ‘name your team for the state instead of city’ is, in baseball anyway, bullshit, at least to me

    not saying they should change it NOW, but they really should have been the miami marlins in the first place, no? (and im pretty sure there was a reason they weren’t originally the miami marlins aside from wanting to adopt the state too, but that seemed to be a logical reason at the time)…but really, misnamed from the start

    /done now[/quote]

    Agreed phil. Huizenga (sp) was the man who brought expansion to Florida in ’93. I read in a book about that expansion that their main reason was to gain fans from more than just the Miami/Dade region. It was more about saying they had enough fans and therefore warranted a team, not so much claiming the whole state as their own.
    A side note, Tampa/St. Pete was the expected expansion site, but the money put up by Huizenga and his business ventures really won the expansion committee over.

    And the book is titled Playing Hardball by David Whitford.

  • Taxman | January 5, 2010 at 9:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”370411″][quote comment=”370287″]Hoops color-on-color?
    How ’bout lime vs. athletic gold?
    http://farm3.static....

    –Ricko[/quote]

    The goggles! They do nothing![/quote]
    My very first NBA game featured the visiting Hawks in that uni vs the Bullets wearing this:
    http://espn.go.com/m...

  • Sealsfan | January 5, 2010 at 9:49 pm |

    Now if the Marlins could just move to the AL, we could still have that Miami/Chicago Cubs 2015 World Series…

  • matt in cleveland | January 5, 2010 at 9:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”370503″]re:GT
    alright, i have seen them on. the jersey is better then i thought, while similar to the falcons, it isn’t a straight copy, and it is kind of representative of a stinger coming down from the shoulder. but if you remove the blue chest line i still like the olde ones more. the pants are a serious downgrade, i freaking hate the thin line that goes into the triangle above the knee. why change? is it really any better? it’s subjective, but i think not, i like it when they keep the blue to a minimum. i give it a c-[/quote]

    d+ at best looks like it is missing something on the “sleeve” with that cut to it that missing this being a falcon or old style nc state badge it is nice to see they kept the offset shoulder numbers however

  • Mickel | January 5, 2010 at 10:04 pm |

    The only thing worse than a bad logo is when it is a stolen logo. This might have been brought up a couple years ago, but I never saw the other logo before. FYI Tacoma is 30 min. south of Seattle which I think adds a little irony to this. http://mickelyantz.c...

  • Taxman | January 5, 2010 at 10:06 pm |

    Another random observation on GT uniforms, (while Kool and the Gang perform – wtf???)

    One thing I really don’t care for in the new wave of designs is either the side panels encroaching on the front or back number like GT, or the random swirlies and slashies encroaching on the numbers ala Arkansas. It’s a crowded look – too many bumper stickers.

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 10:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”370520″]while Kool and the Gang perform

    [/quote]

    they still make quaaludes?

  • matt in cleveland | January 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm |

    anyone notice they have the coverup of seats in the upper deck this game thank godd fox is done no bowl games on a fricken tuesday this needed to be the 2nd sat night crowd cranked on quaaludes and cocaine. (it is still in maimi.lol)

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 10:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”370519″]The only thing worse than a bad logo is when it is a stolen logo. This might have been brought up a couple years ago, but I never saw the other logo before. FYI Tacoma is 30 min. south of Seattle which I think adds a little irony to this. http://mickelyantz.c...

    Holy cow! The Tacoma Thunder! That’s from the 2006 International Basketball League season. I have one of their games on DVD – the first ever victory for my Cuyahoga Falls Cougars.

    The Thunder had nice unis. When I have time I’ll try and share some screen shots.

    By the way, the Cougars only had black unis, so there were a lot of color vs. color games. There was almost a black vs. black game once…luckily the other team had alternates and brought them.

  • rpm | January 5, 2010 at 10:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”370518″][quote comment=”370503″]re:GT
    alright, i have seen them on. the jersey is better then i thought, while similar to the falcons, it isn’t a straight copy, and it is kind of representative of a stinger coming down from the shoulder. but if you remove the blue chest line i still like the olde ones more. the pants are a serious downgrade, i freaking hate the thin line that goes into the triangle above the knee. why change? is it really any better? it’s subjective, but i think not, i like it when they keep the blue to a minimum. i give it a c-[/quote]

    d+ at best looks like it is missing something on the “sleeve” with that cut to it that missing this being a falcon or old style nc state badge it is nice to see they kept the offset shoulder numbers however[/quote]

    i don’t mind the jersey so much. it might be cool if the under arm stain was striped like a yellow jacket, but i dun’know, i would have to see it. what i hate is the pantaloons. couldn’t that gold stripe, or stinger just continue down the leg? why the damn triangle. like their previous uniform it is so close to being good.

  • aflfan | January 5, 2010 at 10:21 pm |

    I made the lucky mistake of flipping over to the World Junior Championship on the NHL Network. Canada score two goals late to tie USA 5-5 and send it to overtime. Waiting for the overtime now. Go USA!

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 10:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”370523″][quote comment=”370519″]The only thing worse than a bad logo is when it is a stolen logo. This might have been brought up a couple years ago, but I never saw the other logo before. FYI Tacoma is 30 min. south of Seattle which I think adds a little irony to this. http://mickelyantz.c...

    Holy cow! The Tacoma Thunder! That’s from the 2006 International Basketball League season. I have one of their games on DVD – the first ever victory for my Cuyahoga Falls Cougars.

    The Thunder had nice unis. When I have time I’ll try and share some screen shots.

    By the way, the Cougars only had black unis, so there were a lot of color vs. color games. There was almost a black vs. black game once…luckily the other team had alternates and brought them.[/quote]

    Another by the way, I just happen to be wearing my Cougars hoodie right now. What a co-inki-dink.

  • mtjaws | January 5, 2010 at 10:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”370515″][quote comment=”370514″][quote comment=”370512″]UGH! What a lame change. I’ll always be mad about the upcoming “Miami” name change, and this just adds on to that. This is not the way to earn new fans. [/quote]

    mike, i can understand your dislike for adopting the ‘new’ moniker, but their original premise for adopting florida in the first place was pretty weak, no? (i seem to remember they gave a reason for not using miami originally, but it seemed specious)

    i mean, isn’t like the entire northern third of the state pretty much brave country, the midsection are rays/yanks and the lower third are marlins/yanks?

    didn’t they try to ‘adopt’ the entire state as their own in 93? much like “minnesota” (although i realize why the couldn’t be the minneapolis or st. paul senators), the TEXAS rangers and the COLORADO rockies? (and later the ARIZONA d-bags)?

    the whole ‘name your team for the state instead of city’ is, in baseball anyway, bullshit, at least to me

    not saying they should change it NOW, but they really should have been the miami marlins in the first place, no? (and im pretty sure there was a reason they weren’t originally the miami marlins aside from wanting to adopt the state too, but that seemed to be a logical reason at the time)…but really, misnamed from the start

    /done now[/quote]

    Agreed phil. Huizenga (sp) was the man who brought expansion to Florida in ’93. I read in a book about that expansion that their main reason was to gain fans from more than just the Miami/Dade region. It was more about saying they had enough fans and therefore warranted a team, not so much claiming the whole state as their own.
    A side note, Tampa/St. Pete was the expected expansion site, but the money put up by Huizenga and his business ventures really won the expansion committee over.

    And the book is titled Playing Hardball by David Whitford.[/quote]

    You two do raise good points about the names. Keep in mind that the Devil Rays didn’t exist when FL was first chosen, so there weren’t those fans claiming the middle of the state yet. I think Huizenga and Co wanted to claim the whole state for themselves, so went with Florida. Plus, I think the other key part of that is they didn’t actually play in Miami. The Dolphins play in the same spot, but did start at the Orange Bowl in downtown Miami, so they didn’t change names when they moved. Now that the Marlins are going into Miami, there is actually some reason to that change.

    However, the only real reason they are doing it now is because the City of Miami is the one town contributing hundreds of millions to the new stadium. Had the stadium been in Lauderdale or some other burb, they wouldn’t be changing the name. Miami forced that change in the deal, and the team couldn’t say no to that money. That is the biggest reason why I’m not liking it. 19 seasons as “Florida”, and ditching it to appease the politicos.

    I’m sure I’ll get over it and end up with some M gear, but not before I stock up on F’s! And I hope the Miamians (and Cubans, etc.) will go to the games at the new place since it’ll be closer for them. It’ll be farther for me (2 hours), so I know I’ll go less.

  • Johnny O | January 5, 2010 at 10:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”370525″]I made the lucky mistake of flipping over to the World Junior Championship on the NHL Network. Canada score two goals late to tie USA 5-5 and send it to overtime. Waiting for the overtime now. Go USA![/quote]

    Ahhhhhh ha! I knew there was a reason we haven’t heard from the UW Hockey Wing in a while. Come on USA!

    If you want to watch OT live, go here:
    http://atdhe.net/113...

  • Mickel | January 5, 2010 at 10:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”370523″][quote comment=”370519″]The only thing worse than a bad logo is when it is a stolen logo. This might have been brought up a couple years ago, but I never saw the other logo before. FYI Tacoma is 30 min. south of Seattle which I think adds a little irony to this. http://mickelyantz.c...

    Holy cow! The Tacoma Thunder! That’s from the 2006 International Basketball League season. I have one of their games on DVD – the first ever victory for my Cuyahoga Falls Cougars.

    The Thunder had nice unis. When I have time I’ll try and share some screen shots.

    By the way, the Cougars only had black unis, so there were a lot of color vs. color games. There was almost a black vs. black game once…luckily the other team had alternates and brought them.[/quote]

    Jim, I never saw them play before I moved away. It would be cool to see some pics. The sweatshirt is a little eerie eh?

  • JTH | January 5, 2010 at 10:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”370524″][quote comment=”370518″][quote comment=”370503″]re:GT
    alright, i have seen them on. the jersey is better then i thought, while similar to the falcons, it isn’t a straight copy, and it is kind of representative of a stinger coming down from the shoulder. but if you remove the blue chest line i still like the olde ones more. the pants are a serious downgrade, i freaking hate the thin line that goes into the triangle above the knee. why change? is it really any better? it’s subjective, but i think not, i like it when they keep the blue to a minimum. i give it a c-[/quote]

    d+ at best looks like it is missing something on the “sleeve” with that cut to it that missing this being a falcon or old style nc state badge it is nice to see they kept the offset shoulder numbers however[/quote]

    i don’t mind the jersey so much. it might be cool if the under arm stain was striped like a yellow jacket, but i dun’know, i would have to see it. what i hate is the pantaloons. couldn’t that gold stripe, or stinger just continue down the leg? why the damn triangle. like their previous uniform it is so close to being good.[/quote]
    A stinger? There’s a stinger on the jersey? How adorable!

    I’m really glad nobody really knows what the fuck a Hoosier is.

  • mtjaws | January 5, 2010 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”370524″]
    i don’t mind the jersey so much. it might be cool if the under arm stain was striped like a yellow jacket, but i dun’know, i would have to see it. what i hate is the pantaloons. couldn’t that gold stripe, or stinger just continue down the leg? why the damn triangle. like their previous uniform it is so close to being good.[/quote]

    As a GT alum, I think the two different jerseys are close to being great. But I like the one worn all season better than this new one. (Both are better than that yellow gold last yr though.) The numbers on the back look too low though. Too much white space below the NOB.

    [quote comment=”370522″]anyone notice they have the coverup of seats in the upper deck this game thank godd fox is done no bowl games on a fricken tuesday this needed to be the 2nd sat night crowd cranked on quaaludes and cocaine. (it is still in maimi.lol)[/quote]

    The Hurricane home games also have the upper level corners covered with tarps. I’m not surprised they did that tonight since no Florida team is participating.

  • JimV19 | January 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”370529″][quote comment=”370523″][quote comment=”370519″]The only thing worse than a bad logo is when it is a stolen logo. This might have been brought up a couple years ago, but I never saw the other logo before. FYI Tacoma is 30 min. south of Seattle which I think adds a little irony to this. http://mickelyantz.c...

    Holy cow! The Tacoma Thunder! That’s from the 2006 International Basketball League season. I have one of their games on DVD – the first ever victory for my Cuyahoga Falls Cougars.

    The Thunder had nice unis. When I have time I’ll try and share some screen shots.

    By the way, the Cougars only had black unis, so there were a lot of color vs. color games. There was almost a black vs. black game once…luckily the other team had alternates and brought them.[/quote]

    Jim, I never saw them play before I moved away. It would be cool to see some pics. The sweatshirt is a little eerie eh?[/quote]

    Gotta head out for a little bit, but I might have some shots later tonight or tomorrow.

  • JTH | January 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm |

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

  • aflfan | January 5, 2010 at 10:39 pm |

    USA 6, Canada 5 (OT).

    Just a note the 2011 World Junior Tournament is in Buffalo, NY next year.

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 10:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”370533″]U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A![/quote]

    FUCK YEAH…wait

    why did you post that?

  • rpm | January 5, 2010 at 10:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”370530″][quote comment=”370524″][quote comment=”370518″][quote comment=”370503″]re:GT
    alright, i have seen them on. the jersey is better then i thought, while similar to the falcons, it isn’t a straight copy, and it is kind of representative of a stinger coming down from the shoulder. but if you remove the blue chest line i still like the olde ones more. the pants are a serious downgrade, i freaking hate the thin line that goes into the triangle above the knee. why change? is it really any better? it’s subjective, but i think not, i like it when they keep the blue to a minimum. i give it a c-[/quote]

    d+ at best looks like it is missing something on the “sleeve” with that cut to it that missing this being a falcon or old style nc state badge it is nice to see they kept the offset shoulder numbers however[/quote]

    i don’t mind the jersey so much. it might be cool if the under arm stain was striped like a yellow jacket, but i dun’know, i would have to see it. what i hate is the pantaloons. couldn’t that gold stripe, or stinger just continue down the leg? why the damn triangle. like their previous uniform it is so close to being good.[/quote]
    A stinger? There’s a stinger on the jersey? How adorable!

    I’m really glad nobody really knows what the fuck a Hoosier is.[/quote]

    i always thought a hoosier was a 1/2 wit red neck.

    not that they were going for this, but i read the jersey this way…the gold and blue at the top is head like. under the pit is like a yellow jacket body(how cool if it had stripes?), and coming down from that “body” is a thin stripe, sort of a stinger. abstract sure, but that is how it reads to me. like i said, i think it is close. by the way the stinger is one of my favourite winter cocktails.

  • Thomas Clark | January 5, 2010 at 10:48 pm |

    Would it be wrong to say “Eh Oh Canada NO!” stupid marketing idea.

  • rpm | January 5, 2010 at 10:53 pm |

    or does it mean can’t play football in some sort of native american tongue?

  • aflfan | January 5, 2010 at 10:54 pm |

    I thought Hoosiers was a brand of tire.

  • Jim BC | January 5, 2010 at 10:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”370537″]Would it be wrong to say “Eh Oh Canada NO!” stupid marketing idea.[/quote]
    Congrats to the US on a great win – what a great, fast team. Very deserving… sigh…

    Anyway, immediately following yet another Pepsi commercial featuring the “Eh Oh Canada Go” thingy, TSN went back to the game with a “Go Canada Go” chant from the crowd in progress. Which in my mind, is quite a good chant!

  • Bob Loblaw | January 5, 2010 at 10:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”370528″][quote comment=”370525″]I made the lucky mistake of flipping over to the World Junior Championship on the NHL Network. Canada score two goals late to tie USA 5-5 and send it to overtime. Waiting for the overtime now. Go USA![/quote]

    Ahhhhhh ha! I knew there was a reason we haven’t heard from the UW Hockey Wing in a while. Come on USA!

    If you want to watch OT live, go here:
    http://atdhe.net/113...
    Uh… I don’t know about that, Teebz’ evil twin was on here earlier. Yikes. :)

  • Jim BC | January 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”370534″]USA 6, Canada 5 (OT).

    Just a note the 2011 World Junior Tournament is in Buffalo, NY next year.[/quote]
    Which makes sense – no one goes to the games in Europe so may as well stay in the West!

  • JTH | January 5, 2010 at 10:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”370535″][quote comment=”370533″]U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A!

    U S A![/quote]

    FUCK YEAH…wait

    why did you post that?[/quote]
    Duh. I’m still celebrating the Jaguars’ huge win over the Gators.

  • aflfan | January 5, 2010 at 11:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”370542″][quote comment=”370534″]USA 6, Canada 5 (OT).

    Just a note the 2011 World Junior Tournament is in Buffalo, NY next year.[/quote]
    Which makes sense – no one goes to the games in Europe so may as well stay in the West![/quote]

    Just remember to bring your snow gear. They get lots of lake effect snow.

  • rpm | January 5, 2010 at 11:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”370539″]I thought Hoosiers was a brand of tire.[/quote]

    that’s because the former circus freaks that produce the tires are indiana grads. that’s how they got the name for the tire.

  • JTH | January 5, 2010 at 11:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”370545″][quote comment=”370539″]I thought Hoosiers was a brand of tire.[/quote]

    that’s because the former circus freaks that produce the tires are indiana grads. that’s how they got the name for the tire.[/quote]
    *Ahem*.

  • Flip | January 5, 2010 at 11:05 pm |

    Why is the Georgia Tech pit stain referred to as a stinger, and the pant trim a triangle?

    Gap between NOB and number is obnoxious.

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm |

    innt “hoosier” a contraction?

  • rpm | January 5, 2010 at 11:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”370546″][quote comment=”370545″][quote comment=”370539″]I thought Hoosiers was a brand of tire.[/quote]

    that’s because the former circus freaks that produce the tires are indiana grads. that’s how they got the name for the tire.[/quote]
    *Ahem*.[/quote]

    i stand corrected. hoosiers rule.

  • Giancarlo | January 5, 2010 at 11:11 pm |

    Re: Miami Marlins, I used to think that they went with “Florida” because there had already been a single-A minor league team in the ’80s called the Miami Marlins (Florida State League). They were the Miami Orioles in the ’70s but originated as the Miami Marlins in the ’60s when they were a “Class D” team. This is the same team now known as the Miami Miracle which is part-owned by actor Bill Murray and Jimmy Buffett. I have no evidence whatsoever to back up this explanation, but you have to admit it would’ve been a good excuse for Wayne Huizenga & Co. to use.

  • Thomas Clark | January 5, 2010 at 11:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”370540″][quote comment=”370537″]Would it be wrong to say “Eh Oh Canada NO!” stupid marketing idea.[/quote]
    Congrats to the US on a great win – what a great, fast team. Very deserving… sigh…

    Anyway, immediately following yet another Pepsi commercial featuring the “Eh Oh Canada Go” thingy, TSN went back to the game with a “Go Canada Go” chant from the crowd in progress. Which in my mind, is quite a good chant![/quote]

    Go Canada Go is a much better cheer than Pepsi’s crap. We get that Canadians say “Eh” but no need to add it to a cheer.

    Best cheer in sports is “Let’s Go Mountaineers, Let’s go drink some beers!”

  • rpm | January 5, 2010 at 11:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”370547″]Why is the Georgia Tech pit stain referred to as a stinger, and the pant trim a triangle?

    Gap between NOB and number is obnoxious.[/quote]

    you don’t see the isosceles triangle coming up from the knee? you must have gone blind roughing up the suspect.

    as for the “stinger” stripe, i was referring to the gold stripe that comes from the pit stain. i was looking at the yellow jacket uni design in the abstract, i will say it again…you may not see it but i see the gold/blue that comes up the shoulders as a yellow acket head(abstracted) the pit stain as a y.j. body(again abstracted), and the line that comes out the bees butt as a sting(again abstracted). it is the same way the the pants the U wear look like the state of florida to me, again abstract. it always amazed me that nobody ever pointed that out, or if they did i never read it. i love those pantaloons.

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 11:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”370552″]it is the same way the the pants the U wear look like the state of florida to me, again abstract. it always amazed me that nobody ever pointed that out, or if they did i never read it. [/quote]

    i believe that has been noted on here…and im quite certain nike’s designers though of that when they were designing the ass stripes

    however, it was also pointed out that carolina’s pants resemble the state

    btw, as long as it took me 10 minutes to find that, anyone think the heels would look better with a argyle stripe?

  • rpm | January 5, 2010 at 11:30 pm |

    btw, i do think the U did that on purpose to their knickers, as opposed to what i am seeing in the ramblin wreck’s uniforms. i think more then likely i am wanting them to more fully abstract this tired uniform design and make it their own.

  • Teebz | January 5, 2010 at 11:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”370541″]
    Uh… I don’t know about that, Teebz’ evil twin was on here earlier. Yikes. :)[/quote]

    He’s still around. And he’s actually glad that Canada lost.

    I’m working on a post about this now, but I’m tired of Canada’s arrogance when it comes to this tournament.

    I will say this: the best TEAM in the tournament won. Hands down, USA outplayed Canada and Sweden in every facet of the game, and they deserve the medals without any doubt.

    Congratulations to Team USA, and hopefully this will spur some NYers to actually make the trip to Buffalo for a game or two!

  • Thomas Clark | January 5, 2010 at 11:34 pm |

    GaTech’s uni sides remind me an awful lot of the Atlanta Falcons. Triangle-thin pipe-triangle

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 11:34 pm |

    remember kiddies, when iowa hoists the bowl…those are FLORIDA oranges, not california navels

    they’re SUPPOSED to look greenish

  • Johnny O | January 5, 2010 at 11:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”370544″][quote comment=”370542″][quote comment=”370534″]USA 6, Canada 5 (OT).

    Just a note the 2011 World Junior Tournament is in Buffalo, NY next year.[/quote]
    Which makes sense – no one goes to the games in Europe so may as well stay in the West![/quote]

    Just remember to bring your snow gear. They get lots of lake effect snow.[/quote]

    You are telling me. I was in Buffalo last week to visit some friends (went to Niagara Falls for new year’s eve/day on the Canadian side) and my plane took off Saturday night just before they got dumped on (see the Bills/Colts game). I was there the same time last year, and I have never shoveled more snow in my life (And I live in Wisconsin!) It will be a nice sunny day, and BAM! you have 13 inches in your driveway. I tell you what though, they got plowing the highways down to a science.

  • rpm | January 5, 2010 at 11:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”370553″][quote comment=”370552″]it is the same way the the pants the U wear look like the state of florida to me, again abstract. it always amazed me that nobody ever pointed that out, or if they did i never read it. [/quote]

    i believe that has been noted on here…and im quite certain nike’s designers though of that when they were designing the ass stripes

    however, it was also pointed out that carolina’s pants resemble the state
    btw, as long as it took me 10 minutes to find that, anyone think the heels would look better with a argyle stripe?[/quote]

    NO!!! nobody in their right mind would put that preppy shit on a uniform, especially a football uniform. they would have to get their ass kicked every game on general principle. i know they wear it in basketball, and i think that is just about the biggest horse shit uniform that eve came out. sorry, i know you like it, that’s your right, and you know i respect you tremendously, but i hate it.

    as for carolina’s truncation, it’s a stretch, but i like that thought.

  • rpm | January 5, 2010 at 11:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”370556″]GaTech’s uni sides remind me an awful lot of the Atlanta Falcons. Triangle-thin pipe-triangle[/quote]

    i mentioned that earlier before the game when paul posted the photos in today’s column. it didn’t read as total falcons on the field, but it was damn close, i totally agree with you.

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 11:43 pm |

    fuck me!

    here’s the second best three minutes you’ll spend today!

  • Thomas Clark | January 5, 2010 at 11:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”370557″]remember kiddies, when iowa hoists the bowl…those are FLORIDA oranges, not california navels

    they’re SUPPOSED to look greenish[/quote]

    Insert joke about Mangino’s first time holding fruit.

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 11:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”370559″]
    NO!!! nobody in their right mind would put that preppy shit on a uniform, especially a football uniform. they would have to get their ass kicked every game on general principle..[/quote]

    noted

  • rpm | January 5, 2010 at 11:51 pm |

    that is exactly what i was talking about mr phil, great thought.

  • LI Phil | January 5, 2010 at 11:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”370562″][quote comment=”370557″]remember kiddies, when iowa hoists the bowl…those are FLORIDA oranges, not california navels

    they’re SUPPOSED to look greenish[/quote]

    Insert joke about Mangino’s first time holding fruit.[/quote]

    already did

  • Beardface | January 6, 2010 at 12:01 am |

    Jesus, how fucking lazy is Nike?

    Way to reuse the Pro Combat template for the BCS Bowl Champion on field shirts and caps

    Just shrink the Pro Combat logo a skosh and move it to the side, slap the bowl and team logo and put 2010 champs on it and BAM, you have Nike championship gear.

    Lazy, lazy, lazy, lazy.

  • MPowers1634 | January 6, 2010 at 12:10 am |

    Iowa Hyperdunk cleats on #94:

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

    Notice their chrome bottom plate as opposed to Miami’s green and orange:

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

    Tackler wearing all black HD:
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    Super Bad III on Nesbitt:

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

    In this pic, Nesbitt is being pursued by an Iowa defender wearing the Bizarro (opposite) version of his:

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

    Too many wristbands:
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

  • Bob Loblaw | January 6, 2010 at 12:29 am |

    [quote comment=”370557″]remember kiddies, when iowa hoists the bowl…those are FLORIDA oranges, not california navels

    they’re SUPPOSED to look greenish[/quote]
    That’s a Guy that needs more fresh fruit in his diet.
    Having said that, Iowa’s defense strifled the hell out the ‘vaunted’ option. While the option is always pretty to watch, it seems to me that this offense’s downfall is when the QB is forced to throw… reminded me of the old Oklahoma Sooners failures in the Orange Bowl back in the early 80s.

  • MPowers1634 | January 6, 2010 at 12:37 am |

    BCS Championship update:

    Alabama: not a single pair of new cleats spotted.
    Texas: Many Burnt Orange and white kicks from this photo gallery:

    http://www.mackbrown...

    Super Bad III:

    Photos 8 and 19.

    Super Speed TD:
    Photo 2

  • JimV19 | January 6, 2010 at 12:54 am |

    [quote comment=”370559″][quote comment=”370553″][quote comment=”370552″]it is the same way the the pants the U wear look like the state of florida to me, again abstract. it always amazed me that nobody ever pointed that out, or if they did i never read it. [/quote]

    i believe that has been noted on here…and im quite certain nike’s designers though of that when they were designing the ass stripes

    however, it was also pointed out that carolina’s pants resemble the state
    btw, as long as it took me 10 minutes to find that, anyone think the heels would look better with a argyle stripe?[/quote]

    NO!!! nobody in their right mind would put that preppy shit on a uniform, especially a football uniform. they would have to get their ass kicked every game on general principle. i know they wear it in basketball, and i think that is just about the biggest horse shit uniform that eve came out. sorry, i know you like it, that’s your right, and you know i respect you tremendously, but i hate it.

    as for carolina’s truncation, it’s a stretch, but i like that thought.[/quote]

    Apparently I’m not in my right mind…

  • rpm | January 6, 2010 at 1:38 am |

    [quote comment=”370570″][quote comment=”370559″][quote comment=”370553″][quote comment=”370552″]it is the same way the the pants the U wear look like the state of florida to me, again abstract. it always amazed me that nobody ever pointed that out, or if they did i never read it. [/quote]

    i believe that has been noted on here…and im quite certain nike’s designers though of that when they were designing the ass stripes

    however, it was also pointed out that carolina’s pants resemble the state
    btw, as long as it took me 10 minutes to find that, anyone think the heels would look better with a argyle stripe?[/quote]

    NO!!! nobody in their right mind would put that preppy shit on a uniform, especially a football uniform. they would have to get their ass kicked every game on general principle. i know they wear it in basketball, and i think that is just about the biggest horse shit uniform that eve came out. sorry, i know you like it, that’s your right, and you know i respect you tremendously, but i hate it.

    as for carolina’s truncation, it’s a stretch, but i like that thought.[/quote]

    Apparently I’m not in my right mind…[/quote]

    jim mothervilkers never are:)

  • mike 2 | January 6, 2010 at 2:07 am |

    Great final game. The juniors are great to watch because they have so much enthusiasm, its so much more energetic that most NHL.

    My only uni-related comment – I like those US white uniforms. I’ve never seen a shoulder design like that, with the blue insert and then white TV numbers on the insert. You can’t quite see it in the photo but the insert tapers to a point at the front and back, something like a USC shoulder stripe. Very cool design.

    http://i63.photobuck...

  • JimV19 | January 6, 2010 at 2:13 am |

    [quote comment=”370529″][quote comment=”370523″][quote comment=”370519″]The only thing worse than a bad logo is when it is a stolen logo. This might have been brought up a couple years ago, but I never saw the other logo before. FYI Tacoma is 30 min. south of Seattle which I think adds a little irony to this. http://mickelyantz.c...

    Holy cow! The Tacoma Thunder! That’s from the 2006 International Basketball League season. I have one of their games on DVD – the first ever victory for my Cuyahoga Falls Cougars.

    The Thunder had nice unis. When I have time I’ll try and share some screen shots.

    By the way, the Cougars only had black unis, so there were a lot of color vs. color games. There was almost a black vs. black game once…luckily the other team had alternates and brought them.[/quote]

    Jim, I never saw them play before I moved away. It would be cool to see some pics. The sweatshirt is a little eerie eh?[/quote]

    Here you go:
    Cougars in black, Thunder in light blue – http://farm3.static....

    Hard to tell from the grainy photo, but the Tacoma name and number are black with orange trim. The tiled side stripes are black and gray – http://farm3.static.... Oh yeah, I’d wear that uni.

    Closeup of the Cougars jersey – http://farm5.static.... On the left shoulder is the IBL logo.

    AND1 designed the Cougars’ unis. Don’t know who did Tacoma’s.

  • Alex | January 6, 2010 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”370396″]Fiesta Bowl cleats:

    2010 Super Speed D:

    http://cache2.asset-...

    Those definitely aren’t Hyperize cleats. Look at the lines and most importantly the flywire “anchor” in the back. The Hyperize doesn’t have that.

    http://cache2.asset-...

    Hyperize, not Hyperdunk…and Southern Miss has been wearing them ALL SEASON:

    http://cache1.asset-...

    http://cache3.asset-...

    TCU LT 2.1:
    http://cache1.asset-...

  • Nathan Scot | January 6, 2010 at 10:07 am |

    Many newly designed football uni pants always seem to be poorly done, whether Boise, The U, etc. That is probably why you see so many who like the stale old stripe on the side. Boise’s pants with the words “Boise State” I like in principle, but they don’t execute it correctly. So many cycling shorts do it so well, so should football

    TCU’s rifelry are the best of the Nike kits, other than the TCU font on the helmet I like everything about them, especially the pant stripes and jersey blocking, and I am at a rival school that you guys laud, SMU. We (SMU) have too many stripes for my liking, especially on the helmet and pants. Everyone should look to Michigan as the ideal model, large color blocks with a unified, abstract helmet design, vs the Ohio State model, bland colors and too many stripes.

  • Pit | January 7, 2010 at 5:28 pm |

    I love the TCU rivalry uniforms .. they are 200% better than the old version. And the helmets are great looking …. are u kidding me that people think these are not great helmets???? Why do some hate change so much?