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Champion-ship Apparel

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This 1964 Champion catalog is the latest addition to my uniform catalog library, and it’s a beauty. Let’s take a look-see, shall we?

• Coupla interesting things on this page, beginning with the unusual contrasting cap-sleeve panels on No. 36. Also love that No. 26 has “NW Sleeve Stripes,” because of course anyone reading this catalog would know that those are northwestern stripes.

• Note that the crotch extension shown on this page is referred to as a “leotard attachment.”

• As usual, my favorite page is the one with the hosiery listings. Also, I love that the belt is “specially designed to fit through tunnel loops in football pants.” Yeah, that sure looks like a special design, no question.

• Don’t think I’ve ever come across a catalog with so many white sock options. Totally digging that Ortho Sock logo, natch — no wonder it was the rave of athletic coaches across the nation!

• The white tee with the colored sleeves on this page is interesting. “Teams can be organized by colors by turning shirt inside out.” Maybe shirts vs. skins was too racy for 1964.

• The style shown on the left still works for me — such a classic look for track and field.

• Lots of interesting stuff on this page. First and foremost, “Mr. Leisure” — how great is that? I’ll take a dozen of that jacket, please. Secondly, I had no idea there was ever such a thing as “swim supporters.” How did these differ from standard jockstraps? Are they still used today? Meanwhile, how did the baseball undershirts get buried on this page? With no illustrations?!

• Can’t get enough of the lace-up soccer jersey style.

• Just most of the other catalogs I’ve acquired lately, this one has a listing for target sox. Nice of them to show them in my favorite color combo.

• As usual, the few women in the catalog are depicted as being disturbingly thin. Love the term “tumbling suit,” though, along with the bloomer insert on the far-right listing.

• There’s no photography in this catalog, except on this page. Must’ve been a carry-over from a previous year’s catalog. In any case, those jacket stripes are pretty sweet.

• And here’s the back cover.

(Special “thanks” to Mike Hersh for driving up the price on this one by bidding against me, even though he already had a copy of it. “I was going for a dupe,” he says. Sigh. Some people….)

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Important News: I’m happy to announce a new logo design contest — and this time there’s a monetary prize for the winner, so hopefully we won’t be devaluing design too much.

Here’s the deal: Most of you probably know about the Cape Cod Baseball League, which is a summer league for college players. There’s a similar circuit in New York State — the New York Collegiate Baseball League — and this year they’ll have a new team: the Cooperstown Hawkeyes. The team name refers to a key character in The Last of the Mohicans, which was written by Cooperstown namesake James Fenimore Cooper.

The team is owned by Cooperstown attorney Tom Hickey, who has agreed to have a Uni Watch reader design the team’s logo. There’s an interview with him here, so you can learn more about him and what he has in mind for the team.

So here’s the contest:

• Design a primary team logo. No caps, no jerseys — just a logo.

• Deadline: Friday, January 29th. That’s three weeks from tomorrow.

• Prize: $300 for the winner.

• How to enter: You can e-mail your submissions to me at the usual Uni Watch address. One entry per person.

Obviously, there’s a lot to work with here — Cooperstown/baseball history, literary history, Native American history, etc. I’m expecting big things from you people, so get crackin’.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Speaking of logo contests, NASA allowed employees to submit their patch designs for the final space shuttle mission. The 15 finalists are shown here (with thanks to Daniel Caceres). … Big news for MLS fans, as the you can see lots of new uni designs in this leaked PDF. … Just what the world needs: swooshified eye black. … No, wait, this is what the world needs: a sponsored stadium demolition. … Actually, what the world really needs is sponsored weather alerts (with thanks to Aaron McHargue. … Terry Paffenroth was looking at some footage from the 1979 NFC Championship Game and spotted someone on the Tampa Bay sideline wearing a very cool-looking T-shirt. Anyone know more about that logo? … Here’s a rare sight: Derek Jeter wearing stirrups. That’s from spring training, 1994 (nice find by Steve King). … Yesterday I asked what the Dodgers were wearing in this shot — a prototype design, or repurposed L.A. Angels uniforms? Scott Turner has confirmed that they were indeed Angels jerseys. … Mike Edgerly notes that several Aussie soccer players have been wearing three-digit numbers. What’s that all about? … Here’s something you rarely see anymore: a high school hoops jersey with nothing but a uni number on the front (with thanks to Josh Holman). … NFL cleats are supposed to be at least 51% white or black. Apparently Eric Wright and Nike never got the memo (with thanks to Brendon Yarian). … Remember the photo of the UPI teletype machine that I ran with yesterday’s blog entry? Scott Stoddard has an identical machine in his home office. “I worked at a small newspaper in the Pacific Northwest back in the ’90s and it was sitting in a storeroom,” he says. “No one objected when I asked if I could take it home. It used to make that teletype-waiting-to-print humming noise when plugged in, but it’s been moved so many times over the last 20 years that it now doesn’t do anything.” I’m officially jealous. … Actually, wait, it turns out one of those machines is up for bid! I’m all over it, so hands off. … Nice 1982 shot of the Longhorns wearing the Cotton Bowl logo on their helmets here (with thanks to John Romero). … The Boston College hockey team will wear special jerseys for tomorrow’s game against BU, which is being played at Fenway Park. Photo gallery here — note the little baseball diamond on the back. … New uniforms for the San Jose Giants. “An interesting side note on this is a discussion on how the SF Giants might be using the uniforms to put a stamp on San Jose as the war between the A’s and Giants and a possible A’s move has heated up a bit this offseason,” says Kevin Cunningham. … Here are the pads Henrik Lundqvist will be wearing when he plays for Sweden in the Olympics (with thanks to Matt Harris). … A CMU player somehow ended up going NNOB last night. “The announcers couldnt even call his name — they kept calling him #37,” says Michael Kinney. … New uniforms for the Doosan Bears — that’s a Korean team (with thanks to Dan Kurtz, who has a site devoted to the Korean Baseball Organization). … The Cavs wore their throwbacks last night. … Puma has created a special “biodiversity kit” for African soccer teams. Details here (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm).

 

305 comments to Champion-ship Apparel

  • Dane | January 7, 2010 at 8:50 am |

    Both the womens and mens college games at Fenway tomorrow will be carried by the NHL Network and NESN.

  • DasThird | January 7, 2010 at 8:53 am |

    The guy on the back of your magazine has a green and white jacket with a University of Florida seal on the left breast. The illustrators must have been lazy schmucks.

  • brandonray | January 7, 2010 at 9:00 am |

    the HS jersey with just a number….isn’t exactly so. there is Navy lettering on the navy jersey, not exactly sure why, but southeast starting wearing those last year and i’ve seen them in person..navy on navy

  • Jon | January 7, 2010 at 9:02 am |

    The CMU player was originally #22, Agnew. He ripped his jersey early in the game, so went with NNOB, #37 as replacement/blood jersey

  • floormaster squeeze | January 7, 2010 at 9:03 am |

    I am confused to how any knowledgeable person, in the linked article on Cooperstown, could refer to college summer baseball as “minor league”. Minor leagues are pro and semi-pro baseball and summer amateur leagues are played by, well, amateurs. These leagues are formally represented by the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball. They may be low “minor league” quality and include many future pros but it is amateur baseball.

  • Jeremy Brahm | January 7, 2010 at 9:08 am |

    Mike Edgerly notes that several Aussie soccer players have been wearing three-digit numbers. What’s that all about?

    In the AFC Asian Cup Qualifying, the AFC has chosen to make the tracking of players very easy. Each player has an individual number for each country. In the past players would only wear the 1-18 numbers or 1-23 numbers. However, if players would have the same name in romanization, but were actually different people it would cause problems in the implementation of yellow or red card suspensions.

    In the past the qualification was usually before and after the World Cup, so you would have really high numbers after the World Cup. I can remember seeing Japanese players in the #70s in the starting lineup in the qualification for the last tournament.

    I am guessing that the Australians have used this qualification tournament to get their younger players international match experience while keeping their best players on their club teams because of Australia’s superiority in the region. Hence the high numbers.

  • Juke Early | January 7, 2010 at 9:11 am |

    Reversable T shirts were preferable to “skins.” Which was a result from not enough space in too many gym teacher’s closets…

  • Hank | January 7, 2010 at 9:16 am |

    [quote comment=”370923″]The CMU player was originally #22, Agnew. He ripped his jersey early in the game, so went with NNOB, #37 as replacement/blood jersey[/quote]

    Henceforth the #22 on his helmet. I noticed the same thing while watching the game. (Which was a corker of a game, too.)

  • Jeremy Brahm | January 7, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    On the MyKBO site, they have a link for the new KIA Tigers mascot logo. Transforming tigers, anyone?

    http://www.tigers.co...
    http://www.tigers.co...
    http://www.tigers.co...
    http://www.tigers.co...
    http://www.tigers.co...
    http://www.tigers.co...

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    “Here’s a rare sight: Derek Jeter wearing stirrups.”

    improperly, too

    (or at least it appears the one on his right leg is)

  • DarkAudit | January 7, 2010 at 9:23 am |

    WVU went black for black’s sake vs Rutgers last night. Most Mountaineer fans I talked to just don’t Get It. They’re too in love with Huggins to realize it’s not right. Doesn’t matter that black has been a school color since exactly never.

    The resulting runaway win won’t help matters.

  • Jeremy Brahm | January 7, 2010 at 9:26 am |

    Here is the look at all the script, logo, etc. for Doosan.

    http://www.doosanbea...

    I think that it is a downgrade from the previous logo and uniform set.

    http://imgnews.jknew...

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | January 7, 2010 at 9:29 am |

    WOW! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! That MLS catalogue is fantastic. My favorite is the Columbus Crew black shirt with yellow pinstripes. I will deffo have one of those before the year is out. I have already informed Mrs Gunny that this year my birthday will involve a trip to Crew Stadium for a match. I can’t wait!!! Thanks again for that link.

  • Brad | January 7, 2010 at 9:31 am |

    The Flyers must not have sold enough Winter Classic jerseys before the Jan. 1 game as they wore them at home last night against Toronto (white jerseys at home BTW). Sort of bogus if you ask me. They were special for the special outdoor game, not to be diluted by wearing it for the first home game after the Winter Classic. Come on Comcast Spectacor, pretty lame.

  • Dave | January 7, 2010 at 9:34 am |

    I love how the catalog states that the biggest jersey available is a size 46. Either the sizes are scaled differently now or everyone was puny; I was wearing a 52 in high school.

  • leon | January 7, 2010 at 9:34 am |

    The name on the reversible shirt “Gar-Field” is an actual school in Prince William County, VA, a suburb of DC.
    http://farm3.static....

    Some info can be found here about the hyphenation of the name:
    http://gar.groupfusi...

    BTW, their nickname is Indians, so the shirts/skins debate is apropos on a pun level.

  • Alan #44 | January 7, 2010 at 9:44 am |

    Boomer Esiason was talking on his WFAN (NY) radio show this morning about wearing other player’s jerseys. He says he wouldnt wear a current players jersey, but would wear a retired player’s jersey. He also is waiting for the Rangers to give him a Rod Gilbert sweater. I guess Jason Bay gets special treatment! Interesting stuff…

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”370933″]The Flyers must not have sold enough Winter Classic jerseys before the Jan. 1 game as they wore them at home last night against Toronto (white jerseys at home BTW). Sort of bogus if you ask me. They were special for the special outdoor game, not to be diluted by wearing it for the first home game after the Winter Classic. Come on Comcast Spectacor, pretty lame.[/quote]

    Detroit wore their winter classic uniforms at home last year after the Winter Classic so the home fans could see them.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 9:55 am |

    So not Alan Alda for the Hawkeyes’ logo?

    (or Donald Sutherland, for that matter).

    —Ricko

  • interlockingtc | January 7, 2010 at 9:57 am |

    I now wish to be referred to as “Mr. Leisure.”

  • Stoops | January 7, 2010 at 10:02 am |

    Playoff…
    I am so for the playoff system in college.
    I went to Youngstown State where I was an equipment manager and our first National title we got into the playoff-not a very high seed and ended up winning the whole show. The rings are really cool-based on one of Oklahoma’s title rings. The football players at Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma etc. Are supposed to be the best of the best conditioned players. Why can what was 1AA do it every week (most of those kids are not going pro-Jeff Wilkins was only guy who went pro from our teams) so….it just makes sense to have a playoff.
    -Stoops

  • Flip | January 7, 2010 at 10:02 am |

    [quote comment=”370929″]”Here’s a rare sight: Derek Jeter wearing stirrups.”

    improperly, too

    (or at least it appears the one on his right leg is)[/quote]

    What is he wearing for sanitaries? Panty hose?

  • scott | January 7, 2010 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”370924″]I am confused to how any knowledgeable person, in the linked article on Cooperstown, could refer to college summer baseball as “minor league”. Minor leagues are pro and semi-pro baseball and summer amateur leagues are played by, well, amateurs. These leagues are formally represented by the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball. They may be low “minor league” quality and include many future pros but it is amateur baseball.[/quote]

    Could you tell me what a “semi-pro” baseball team is? Either you’re a professional, as minor leagues are, or you’re an amateur, as colleges and collegiate summer leagues are.

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | January 7, 2010 at 10:05 am |

    Pittsburgh based poll on whether Bert Blyleven should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. I voted that he should be selected oh, I laughed at the T-Shirt he shown wearing as well. I loved those 1979 Pirates.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 10:07 am |

    Ah-HA! The catalog reminds you young’ns that for decades and decades SOP for football was crew socks over stirrup socks (if high socks were part of the uni). Hasn’t “always” been one-piece, pro-style socks with the crew sock “built-in”.

    It also explains why, for those of us with that timeframe reference, the low white socks preferred by those such as the unfortunately thick-calved/ankled Mr. Powers* doesn’t always compute.

    It looks like…
    A) You or you team didn’t have the budget for new crew socks so you’re wearing old ones where the elastic is shot, and they’re flopping around your ankles, or…
    B) You borrowed a pair of anklets from a cheerleader.

    Just sayin’. ; )

    —Ricko

    * I’m told there’ll be a telethon soon to benefit those so afflicted. Louis Anderson will host.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”370944″][quote comment=”370929″]”Here’s a rare sight: Derek Jeter wearing stirrups.”

    improperly, too

    (or at least it appears the one on his right leg is)[/quote]

    What is he wearing for sanitaries? Panty hose?[/quote]

    Sanis are dust magnets. Especially once you work up a sweat. It’s one of the reasons they fell out of popularity. If you like ’em clean you get, at best, to use a pair twice.

    —Ricko

  • Rob Turning | January 7, 2010 at 10:10 am |

    I think those Cavs unis were more “fauxbacks” than throwbacks. Their colors were royal blue and orange back in the 80’s.

    http://www.nba.com/m...

  • MPowers1634 | January 7, 2010 at 10:12 am |

    [quote comment=”370947″]Ah-HA! The catalog reminds you young’ns that for decades and decades SOP for football was crew socks over stirrup socks (if high socks were part of the uni). Hasn’t “always” been one-piece, pro-style socks with the crew sock “built-in”.

    It also explains why, for those of us with that timeframe reference, the low white socks preferred by those such as the unfortunately thick-calved/ankled Mr. Powers* doesn’t always compute.

    It looks like…
    A) You or you team didn’t have the budget for new crew socks so you’re wearing old ones where the elastic is shot, and they’re flopping around your ankles, or…
    B) You borrowed a pair of anklets from a cheerleader.

    Just sayin’.

    ; )

    —Ricko

    * I’m told there’ll be a telethon soon to benefit those so afflicted. Louis Anderson will host.[/quote]

    Do not lump me in with this group…thank you,

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”370946″]Pittsburgh based poll on whether Bert Blyleven should be in the Baseball Hall of Fame. I voted that he should be selected oh, I laughed at the T-Shirt he shown wearing as well. I loved those 1979 Pirates.[/quote]

    Taking nothing away from Roberto Alomar (honest), but how does he finish with a higher percentage of votes than Burt Blyleven or Jack Morris?

    Seriously.

    Evidently a lot of the voters only know people they saw play in major markets. Research takes work. And then–omg, no–analytical thought.

    —Ricko
    (And this has NOTHING to do with them both having spent time with the Twins…other than it’s a story that gets billboarded here in MN.)

  • Bernard | January 7, 2010 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”370930″]WVU went black for black’s sake vs Rutgers last night. Most Mountaineer fans I talked to just don’t Get It. They’re too in love with Huggins to realize it’s not right. Doesn’t matter that black has been a school color since exactly never.

    The resulting runaway win won’t help matters.[/quote]

    I believe the esteemed Ry Co 40 said it best when he texted me last night, “They look like the Steelers charity basketball team. lol”

    The gold collars are the worst.

    http://www.msnsports...

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”370951″]
    Taking nothing away from Roberto Alomar (honest), but how does he finish with a higher percentage of votes than Burt Blyleven or Jack Morris?[/quote]

    evidently john hirschbeck doesn’t have a vote

  • Tim | January 7, 2010 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”370949″]I think those Cavs unis were more “fauxbacks” than throwbacks. Their colors were royal blue and orange back in the 80’s.

    http://www.nba.com/m...

    Exactly. They wine color was from the early days of the franchise in the 70’s and the logo was from the 80’s…so more of a mashup than an actual throwback.

    Cool site here showing all the cavs retro/throwback/fauxback jerseys over the past 6 seasons.

    http://www.cavshisto...

    9 different jerseys since 2003. That’s a lot.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”370950″][quote comment=”370947″]Ah-HA! The catalog reminds you young’ns that for decades and decades SOP for football was crew socks over stirrup socks (if high socks were part of the uni). Hasn’t “always” been one-piece, pro-style socks with the crew sock “built-in”.

    It also explains why, for those of us with that timeframe reference, the low white socks preferred by those such as the unfortunately thick-calved/ankled Mr. Powers* doesn’t always compute.

    It looks like…
    A) You or you team didn’t have the budget for new crew socks so you’re wearing old ones where the elastic is shot, and they’re flopping around your ankles, or…
    B) You borrowed a pair of anklets from a cheerleader.

    Just sayin’.

    ; )

    —Ricko

    * I’m told there’ll be a telethon soon to benefit those so afflicted. Louis Anderson will host.[/quote]

    Do not lump me in with this group…thank you,[/quote]

    Hey, didn’t you sort of self-lump yesterday?
    (It wasn’t you? Uh-oh, identity theft comes to UW!)

    Probably same guy who crashed the White House shindig.

    —Ricko

  • Paul Lukas | January 7, 2010 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”370949″]I think those Cavs unis were more “fauxbacks” than throwbacks.[/quote]

    Sorry, that’s what I meant. My bad. Was rushing to put the Ticker together this morning….

  • Beardface | January 7, 2010 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”370933″]The Flyers must not have sold enough Winter Classic jerseys before the Jan. 1 game as they wore them at home last night against Toronto (white jerseys at home BTW). Sort of bogus if you ask me. They were special for the special outdoor game, not to be diluted by wearing it for the first home game after the Winter Classic. Come on Comcast Spectacor, pretty lame.[/quote]
    I would agree, but the Flyers are wearing them full-time next season as their regular aways. Might as well start doing it now, especially since their home is the orange version, and the WC white is leagues better than what they regularly wear.

  • JSS | January 7, 2010 at 10:30 am |

    Check this out.

    http://boards.sports...

    This guy made some impressive mock ups of other schools’ pro combat concepts. I love the Pitt one.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”370954″][quote comment=”370949″]I think those Cavs unis were more “fauxbacks” than throwbacks. Their colors were royal blue and orange back in the 80’s.

    http://www.nba.com/m...

    Exactly. They wine color was from the early days of the franchise in the 70’s and the logo was from the 80’s…so more of a mashup than an actual throwback.

    Cool site here showing all the cavs retro/throwback/fauxback jerseys over the past 6 seasons.

    http://www.cavshisto...

    9 different jerseys since 2003. That’s a lot.[/quote]

    As amalgams go, last night’s Cavs was a good one.

    And I was once again reminded that no team in the NBA, NHL or MLB (or even the late Arena league or the CFL) has team colors of maroon/burgundy and athletic gold.

    Too bad. Someone sure could “own” a look.
    Rays would have made a great candidate, but for they’d be accused of being “too Florida State”.

    Or the D-Backs when they abandoned the purple. But that likely would been “too Arizona State”.

    —Ricko

  • Tom Hedrick | January 7, 2010 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”370953″][quote comment=”370951″]
    Taking nothing away from Roberto Alomar (honest), but how does he finish with a higher percentage of votes than Burt Blyleven or Jack Morris?[/quote]

    evidently john hirschbeck doesn’t have a vote[/quote]
    Hirschbeck endorsed Alomar for HOF http://www.baltimore...

  • fred | January 7, 2010 at 10:36 am |

    “Remember the photo of the UPI teletype machine that I ran with yesterday’s blog entry?”

    Makes me want to go snoop around in our storage and see what old radio news equipment we might have lying around. =)

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”370958″]Check this out.

    http://boards.sports...

    This guy made some impressive mock ups of other schools’ pro combat concepts. I love the Pitt one.[/quote]

    Ditto.

    And his “USC Red” actually would be a damn fine look for Minnesota, a great update of the unis from their Rose Bowl/National Championship teams in early 60’s.

    —Ricko

  • MattMcD | January 7, 2010 at 10:39 am |

    For what it’s worth, I’m pretty sure Cooperstown was actually named after James Fennimore Cooper’s FATHER, who was a prominent judge there.

  • leon | January 7, 2010 at 10:40 am |

    “Hey, didn’t you sort of self-lump yesterday?”

    “self-lump”: latest addition to my Ricko glossary, right after the recent “Majority Coercion”.

    :)

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”370961″]”Remember the photo of the UPI teletype machine that I ran with yesterday’s blog entry?”

    Makes me want to go snoop around in our storage and see what old radio news equipment we might have lying around. =)[/quote]

    Hope you find something.

    I still have the 1933 Underwood typewriter my Mom bought when she was 18. I learned to type on that thing. Was still using it as my home typewriter into the early 80s. Now, of course, it sits “on display” sorta.

    —Ricko

  • JoeS | January 7, 2010 at 10:43 am |

    Vaguely uni-related, but definitely funny: check this FailBlog entry:
    http://failblog.org/...

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”370960″][quote comment=”370953″][quote comment=”370951″]
    Taking nothing away from Roberto Alomar (honest), but how does he finish with a higher percentage of votes than Burt Blyleven or Jack Morris?[/quote]

    evidently john hirschbeck doesn’t have a vote[/quote]
    Hirschbeck endorsed Alomar for HOF http://www.baltimore...

    yeah…was trying to be funny…and failing

    i knew they had swapped spit kissed and made up years ago

  • Bopper | January 7, 2010 at 10:47 am |

    Ochocinco to wear tribute cloves to Chris Henry for the playoffs:

    http://twitpic.com/w...

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 10:50 am |

    [quote comment=”370964″]”Hey, didn’t you sort of self-lump yesterday?”

    “self-lump”: latest addition to my Ricko glossary, right after the recent “Majority Coercion”.

    :)[/quote]

    But before “throwbacking’ (I assume you’re doing this alphabetically).

    Don’t forget “dildactic” and/or “dildocious”. That’s “Acting like a p—k” or “Making a p—k out of yourself”.

    (Not meaning you, leon; just a good word to have on hand…um, so to speak).

    —Ricko

  • Piping Mike | January 7, 2010 at 10:50 am |

    Man the the logo and number on Shaq’s jersey sure look like a cheap Photoshop job with just a computer graphic slapped on there. There’s no depth or apparent texture.

    Is it just me?

    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

  • JSS | January 7, 2010 at 10:55 am |

    PAC 10 Pro Combats….some are great, IMO, others are so so.

    http://boards.sports...

  • MPowers1634 | January 7, 2010 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”370962″][quote comment=”370958″]Check this out.

    http://boards.sports...

    This guy made some impressive mock ups of other schools’ pro combat concepts. I love the Pitt one.[/quote]

    Ditto.

    And his “USC Red” actually would be a damn fine look for Minnesota, a great update of the unis from their Rose Bowl/National Championship teams in early 60’s.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Awesome work…Pitt is a keeper.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”370971″]PAC 10 Pro Combats….some are great, IMO, others are so so.

    http://boards.sports...

    And that guy has a great eye for design. “Clutter” certainly isn’t his thing. Wonder if he knows about this here site right there, this Uni Watch place?

    —Ricko

  • leon | January 7, 2010 at 11:02 am |

    “Don’t forget “dildactic” and/or “dildocious”. That’s “Acting like a p—k” or “Making a p—k out of yourself”.”

    Hadn’t remembered that one. Must be from the Latin:

    Dildo
    Dildas
    Dildat

  • Ry Co 40 | January 7, 2010 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”370962″][quote comment=”370958″]Check this out.

    http://boards.sports...

    This guy made some impressive mock ups of other schools’ pro combat concepts. I love the Pitt one.[/quote]

    Ditto.

    And his “USC Red” actually would be a damn fine look for Minnesota, a great update of the unis from their Rose Bowl/National Championship teams in early 60’s.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    like michigan

    love penn state (cause it’s ugly and i hate penn state… sorry. lol) in fairness, the jersey is kinda cool

    LOVE PITT!!! THEY SHOULD WEAR THAT ASAP!!1

    love iowa

    like nd

    actually like wvu too

    great work!

  • Ry Co 40 | January 7, 2010 at 11:07 am |

    MLS catalouge:

    couple questions,

    1) the dates on the chicago fire’s scarf? (1939, 1871, 1893, 1933) fire, exposition, worlds fair, what the hell happened in 1939? lol

    2) what is the “LH” on the columbus crew scarf?

  • leon | January 7, 2010 at 11:10 am |

    Re: combat concepts
    If you absolutely insist on showering your team with yellow, this guy’s WVA idea is the way to go.
    I’m talking to you, Tulsa, WVA and Minnesota!

  • TD | January 7, 2010 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”370938″]So not Alan Alda for the Hawkeyes’ logo?

    (or Donald Sutherland, for that matter).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Dammit. Beat me to it.

  • Komet17 | January 7, 2010 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”370945″][quote comment=”370924″]I am confused to how any knowledgeable person, in the linked article on Cooperstown, could refer to college summer baseball as “minor league”. Minor leagues are pro and semi-pro baseball and summer amateur leagues are played by, well, amateurs. These leagues are formally represented by the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball. They may be low “minor league” quality and include many future pros but it is amateur baseball.[/quote]

    Could you tell me what a “semi-pro” baseball team is? Either you’re a professional, as minor leagues are, or you’re an amateur, as colleges and collegiate summer leagues are.[/quote]

    My thinking is that a “professional” team is a full-time commitment, i.e., the players play and prepare full-time for baseball and get paid accordingly. Players on “amateur” teams do not get paid at all. “Semi-pro” players are those who get paid for playing baseball, but do not play full-time, i.e., have other, non-team jobs that provide the significant part of their incomes.

  • rufus | January 7, 2010 at 11:11 am |

    The Flyers jerseys from last night had the Winter Classic patches on them still.

  • Jet | January 7, 2010 at 11:15 am |

    That Boston College jersey is actually quite attractive. At least they didn’t muck it up with modern swooshes and swashes. Could be the lighting, but it appears that the number on the back is a different shade of burgundy than the jersey striping??

    Man, that UPI teletype machine is a beauty, would look great in the home instead of a plant or a coffee table, eh? Great conversation piece, too.

  • C Ward | January 7, 2010 at 11:16 am |

    • Coupla interesting things on this page, beginning with the unusual contrasting cap-sleeve panels on No. 36.

    Reminds me of the USA WJC jerseys:

    http://blogs.phillyb...

  • Jet | January 7, 2010 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”370949″]I think those Cavs unis were more “fauxbacks” than throwbacks. Their colors were royal blue and orange back in the 80’s.

    http://www.nba.com/m...
    The blue version looks much better.

  • Kek | January 7, 2010 at 11:19 am |

    off topic, but I wanted to wish a very Merry Christmas to my Russian Orthodox brothers and sisters that still celebrate using the Julian calendar.

    I’m a member of an OCA (Orthodox Church in America) parish and we swtiched to 12/25 back in the early 80s, but I still keep my tree up through the 7th in observation of the tradition.

    Christos razdajetsja

  • Kek | January 7, 2010 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”370979″][quote comment=”370945″][quote comment=”370924″]I am confused to how any knowledgeable person, in the linked article on Cooperstown, could refer to college summer baseball as “minor league”. Minor leagues are pro and semi-pro baseball and summer amateur leagues are played by, well, amateurs. These leagues are formally represented by the National Alliance of College Summer Baseball. They may be low “minor league” quality and include many future pros but it is amateur baseball.[/quote]

    Could you tell me what a “semi-pro” baseball team is? Either you’re a professional, as minor leagues are, or you’re an amateur, as colleges and collegiate summer leagues are.[/quote]

    My thinking is that a “professional” team is a full-time commitment, i.e., the players play and prepare full-time for baseball and get paid accordingly. Players on “amateur” teams do not get paid at all. “Semi-pro” players are those who get paid for playing baseball, but do not play full-time, i.e., have other, non-team jobs that provide the significant part of their incomes.[/quote]
    Sometimes semi-pro status is put there even if not every player is paid but if you play competition against players that are being paid.

    I used to do website/writing work for a team in Pittsburgh known as Allegheny Valley Baseball. They referred to themselves as semipro, yet only a select few players were paid. However, they scheduled themselves against some teams with players that were paid and were in unlimited age type leagues.

    But the description of pro vs. semi-pro having to do with full vs. part time status is an excellent parallel. Even the teams that paid players that played against AVB were played per game stipends but nothing you could survive on.

  • JTH | January 7, 2010 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”370976″]the dates on the chicago fire’s scarf? (1939, 1871, 1893, 1933) fire, exposition, worlds fair, what the hell happened in 1939?[/quote]
    My dad was born.

  • DJ | January 7, 2010 at 11:27 am |

    2) what is the “LH” on the columbus crew scarf?

    LH for Lamar Hunt.

  • Ken | January 7, 2010 at 11:28 am |

    Re: the Bucs t-shirt logo. In 1979, the Bucs “worst to first” team was fueled by a terrific defense. This being the era of named defenses — the Purple People Eaters, the Doomsday-D and the Orange Crush in Denver, the locals tried to desperately name the Bucs defense, without much success. But many locals came up with variations of meaner looking Buccaneers (to counteract the effeminate Bucco Bruce) and this t-shirt was one of the many that came out for the Bucs defense (probably not NFL licensed).

    The photo is blurry, but I think the shirt is being worn by reserve nose guard Dave Logan — he went on be a starter and a local broadcaster who tragically died in his early 40’s a few years ago.

    The Bucs never did come up with a catchy name for their great defenses anchored by Lee Roy Selmon — ironically though, the “Tampa 2” became iconic after the Dungy-Kiffin defenses became so good from 1996-2008, but that is more to the scheme than to the team itself.

  • Chad | January 7, 2010 at 11:30 am |

    not everyone was happy about wearing the swooshed eye black http://images.4chan....

  • JTH | January 7, 2010 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”370986″][quote comment=”370976″]the dates on the chicago fire’s scarf? (1939, 1871, 1893, 1933) fire, exposition, worlds fair, what the hell happened in 1939?[/quote]
    My dad was born.[/quote]
    Seriously, I can’t get the PDF to load up so I have no idea what the scarf looks like, but is it at all possible that it actually says 1839? Or if these are mockups, could it just be an error and it’s supposed to say 1839?

    The first star on the city flag represents Fort Dearborn and I believe it became part of the city in 1839.

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”370960″][quote comment=”370953″][quote comment=”370951″]
    Taking nothing away from Roberto Alomar (honest), but how does he finish with a higher percentage of votes than Burt Blyleven or Jack Morris?[/quote]

    evidently john hirschbeck doesn’t have a vote[/quote]
    Hirschbeck endorsed Alomar for HOF http://www.baltimore...

    I saw two debates on TV yesterday with members of the BBWA. They said there are a group of writers that believe first ballot Hall of Famers are reserved for the best of the best. They seem to think he would be a shoe-in next year.

    As for Blyleven, he belongs in the Hall.

  • leon | January 7, 2010 at 11:44 am |

    “They seem to think he would be a shoe-in next year.”

    Is this why Joe Jackson isn’t in?

  • JTH | January 7, 2010 at 11:46 am |

    [quote comment=”370991″][quote comment=”370960″][quote comment=”370953″][quote comment=”370951″]
    Taking nothing away from Roberto Alomar (honest), but how does he finish with a higher percentage of votes than Burt Blyleven or Jack Morris?[/quote]

    evidently john hirschbeck doesn’t have a vote[/quote]
    Hirschbeck endorsed Alomar for HOF http://www.baltimore...

    I saw two debates on TV yesterday with members of the BBWA. They said there are a group of writers that believe first ballot Hall of Famers are reserved for the best of the best. They seem to think he would be a shoe-in next year.

    As for Blyleven, he belongs in the Hall.[/quote]
    I do not understand the first ballot elitism.

    Unless there’s a special section for those who made it in the first time they were eligible that I’m not aware of, either a player is good enough to get in or he isn’t.

  • Bernard | January 7, 2010 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”370984″]off topic, but I wanted to wish a very Merry Christmas to my Russian Orthodox brothers and sisters that still celebrate using the Julian calendar.

    I’m a member of an OCA (Orthodox Church in America) parish and we swtiched to 12/25 back in the early 80s, but I still keep my tree up through the 7th in observation of the tradition.

    Christos razdajetsja[/quote]

    I think you’re gonna like my gear for tonight. And no, it’s not what you’re thinking.

  • Ry Co 40 | January 7, 2010 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”370990″][quote comment=”370986″][quote comment=”370976″]the dates on the chicago fire’s scarf? (1939, 1871, 1893, 1933) fire, exposition, worlds fair, what the hell happened in 1939?[/quote]
    My dad was born.[/quote]
    Seriously, I can’t get the PDF to load up so I have no idea what the scarf looks like, but is it at all possible that it actually says 1839? Or if these are mockups, could it just be an error and it’s supposed to say 1839?

    The first star on the city flag represents Fort Dearborn and I believe it became part of the city in 1839.[/quote]

    ahhh… probably!!! good call as i know next to nothing about chicago. thanks JTH!

    p.s.
    took all morning for that thing to open up. nothing really special in it…

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 11:52 am |

    [quote comment=”370993″]
    I do not understand the first ballot elitism.
    [/quote]

    neither do the BBWA members

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 11:55 am |

    JTH said…

    “I do not understand the first ballot elitism.”

    And, again, not to disparage Alomar, but I don’t understand his name even coming up in a “first ballot” conversation.

    Excellent player for a lot of years, yes. Uppermost echelon player (Aaron, Mays, Clemente, et al); no way.

    —Ricko

  • JSS | January 7, 2010 at 11:57 am |

    Love a lot of these:
    http://boards.sports...

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”370998″]Love a lot of these:
    http://boards.sports...

    Home run on Syracuse, for sure. Nice echo of Jim Brown and Ernie Davis.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | January 7, 2010 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”370997″]JTH said…

    “I do not understand the first ballot elitism.”

    And, again, not to disparage Alomar, but I don’t understand his name even coming up in a “first ballot” conversation.

    Excellent player for a lot of years, yes. Uppermost echelon player (Aaron, Mays, Clemente, et al); no way.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Are those guys in a special place of honor in the Hall? If so, great. Then the first ballot argument has merit. If not, what difference does it make if he gets in this year, next year or five years from now?

  • DenverGregg | January 7, 2010 at 12:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”370990″][quote comment=”370986″][quote comment=”370976″]the dates on the chicago fire’s scarf? (1939, 1871, 1893, 1933) fire, exposition, worlds fair, what the hell happened in 1939?[/quote]
    My dad was born.[/quote]
    Seriously, I can’t get the PDF to load up so I have no idea what the scarf looks like, but is it at all possible that it actually says 1839? Or if these are mockups, could it just be an error and it’s supposed to say 1839?

    The first star on the city flag represents Fort Dearborn and I believe it became part of the city in 1839.[/quote]
    Glad I’m not the only one who can’t get the pdf to work, first at home and then at the office.

  • DJ | January 7, 2010 at 12:04 pm |

    Seriously, I can’t get the PDF to load up so I have no idea what the scarf looks like, but is it at all possible that it actually says 1839? Or if these are mockups, could it just be an error and it’s supposed to say 1839?

    I can’t get it to load up, either. On one of the Chicago Fire message boards, a poster has noted that the catalog was sent to stores several months ago, and that modifications to these uniforms and apparel might have been made since then.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 12:06 pm |

    Hey, maybe there’s term?

    “Throwbacks” should be as accurate historically as possible, allowing for undated technology and construction.
    Then there are “fauxbacks” and “harkbacks” and “vintage-inspired”.
    And there’s modern, but with elements of previous unis (last night Cavs, for ex.) which we could call an “Echo”.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”371000″]
    Are those guys in a special place of honor in the Hall? If so, great. Then the first ballot argument has merit. If not, what difference does it make if he gets in this year, next year or five years from now?[/quote]

    they get off on the power they wield

    the franchise, who holds the record for the highest percentage of “first ballot” votes…got 98.84%, second was the express with 98.79%

    would ANYONE argue either of those two are MORE worthy than the sultan, whose ballot was marked by a mere 95.15% of those voting?

    it’s bullshit to NOT put someone on your ballot in his first year of eligiblity…either the guy is a HOFer or not

    but that’s the drama the BBWA can build and they feed off themselves…

    not that i have a better solution for inducting members, but these guys with their almost century old ‘criteria’ are really anachronistic nowadays…even in the beginning, but especially now

    but either a guy is a HOFer or he’s not…this “first ballot” bullshit makes no sense

  • Noelski y que! | January 7, 2010 at 12:18 pm |

    So the Angels uniform is being worn by the LA Dodgers? Or is that a mistake in the print below the picture? Cimoli played for the Dodgers from 1956-1958.

  • Kek | January 7, 2010 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”370994″][quote comment=”370984″]off topic, but I wanted to wish a very Merry Christmas to my Russian Orthodox brothers and sisters that still celebrate using the Julian calendar.

    I’m a member of an OCA (Orthodox Church in America) parish and we swtiched to 12/25 back in the early 80s, but I still keep my tree up through the 7th in observation of the tradition.

    Christos razdajetsja[/quote]

    I think you’re gonna like my gear for tonight. And no, it’s not what you’re thinking.[/quote]
    looking forward to it ‘nard.

    To those of you treking out tonight, please drive safely, I guess we’re expecting more snow in the burgh.

  • muddlehead | January 7, 2010 at 12:21 pm |

    hall of fame…if it takes years to get in – rice, hawk, goose, – you ain’t a hall of famer. anyone hear hawk say he’ll meet with cooperstown folksies to decide what hat to wear? let’s see. 11 yrs with ‘spos, 5 with cubs.

  • Noelski y que! | January 7, 2010 at 12:21 pm |

    So the Angels uniform is being worn by the LA Dodgers? Or is that a mistake in the print below the picture? Cimoli played for the Dodgers from 1956-1958.

    Nevermind, I was lost. He played for the Angels. Feels like a Monday….

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”371005″]So the Angels uniform is being worn by the LA Dodgers? Or is that a mistake in the print below the picture? Cimoli played for the Dodgers from 1956-1958.[/quote]

    They apparently appropriated the road unis of the final PCL Angels (’57) for the photo op.
    http://shop.ebay.com...
    http://www.ebbets.co...

    —Ricko

  • muddlehead | January 7, 2010 at 12:23 pm |

    correction. 6 with cubs.

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 12:27 pm |

    I don’t agree with the first ballot stuff either, just reporting what I heard. Don’t shoot the messenger.

  • Wes | January 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm |

    I was reading a book on the history of U of MN Gophers football I got for Christmas, and noticed the following note:

    Minnesota would not comply with Big Ten “recommendations” for players to wear numerals in 1914. By 1921 the Big Ten “urged” that they be used. Coach Williams did not want his players to be identified and so put four-digit numbers on them to be unreadable.

    I had never heard anything like this. Have any of you? Almost sounds apocryphal, but who knows?

    Here’s a link to a review of the book, which includes mention of of the above factoid. Highly recommended reading for Gophers fans, by the way. Worth the price just for the illustrations.

    http://www.thedailyg...

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 12:30 pm |

    Paul Lukas said:
    “The white tee with the colored sleeves on this page http://farm3.static.... is interesting. “Teams can be organized by colors by turning shirt inside out.””

    They still make those somewhere? I’d wear that shirt.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”371013″]Paul Lukas said:
    “The white tee with the colored sleeves on this page http://farm3.static.... is interesting. “Teams can be organized by colors by turning shirt inside out.””

    They still make those somewhere? I’d wear that shirt.[/quote]

    looks like central track was already heading toward the SOD look

  • Reed | January 7, 2010 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”370949″]I think those Cavs unis were more “fauxbacks” than throwbacks. Their colors were royal blue and orange back in the 80’s.
    Nice call.

    http://www.nba.com/m...

  • JTH | January 7, 2010 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”371011″]I don’t agree with the first ballot stuff either, just reporting what I heard. Don’t shoot the messenger.[/quote]
    Did my reply to your comment come off that way? It wasn’t my intent.

    By the way, will you be changing to af1fan any time soon?

  • Jet | January 7, 2010 at 12:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”371009″]
    They apparently appropriated the road unis of the final PCL Angels (’57) for the photo op.
    http://shop.ebay.com...
    http://www.ebbets.co...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Nice find, Ricko.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”371013″]Paul Lukas said:
    “The white tee with the colored sleeves on this page http://farm3.static.... is interesting. “Teams can be organized by colors by turning shirt inside out.””

    They still make those somewhere? I’d wear that shirt.[/quote]

    Oh, man, reversible tees for gym class and hoops practice. Had forgotten all about them.

    Careful, though, the white side gets “influenced” by the color side with a few washings. My junior high had maroon and white (which had NOTHING do with school colors) and the white side got pretty “pinky” after a while.

    —Ricko

  • ScottyM | January 7, 2010 at 12:41 pm |

    Yikes, that “Cheddar Explosion” idea takes PR to a new level of _____. Not to mention they window-dressed it with a charity.

    Separately, we wore reversible gym shirts in high school in the late 80s/early 90s. Seems highly logical.

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 12:47 pm |

    “Speaking of logo contests, NASA allowed employees to submit their patch designs for the final space shuttle mission.”

    Fantastic! I loved collecting NASA patches as a kid.

    As with other things in life, they started out a little too simple, then hit their peak, then got a little too complex. The Apollo patches were my favorite, but I have some Mercury and shuttle patches.

    This http://www.wired.com... is my favorite concept for the final mission. Endearingly simple, yet detailed enough to appreciate the work gone into the design.

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”371016″][quote comment=”371011″]I don’t agree with the first ballot stuff either, just reporting what I heard. Don’t shoot the messenger.[/quote]
    Did my reply to your comment come off that way? It wasn’t my intent.

    By the way, will you be changing to af1fan any time soon?[/quote]

    No, I just wanted to clarify my position before people thought I agreed with the first ballot train of thought.

    As of AF1, I can’t wait. I miss Arena Football.

  • mike 2 | January 7, 2010 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=\”371020\”]
    This http://www.wired.com... is my favorite concept for the final mission. Endearingly simple, yet detailed enough to appreciate the work gone into the design.[/quote]

    They forgot Enterprise.

  • mike 2 | January 7, 2010 at 12:51 pm |

    My bad, I screwed up the quoting, that should have been JimV19 I was quoting.

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”371018″][quote comment=”371013″]Paul Lukas said:
    “The white tee with the colored sleeves on this page http://farm3.static.... is interesting. “Teams can be organized by colors by turning shirt inside out.””

    They still make those somewhere? I’d wear that shirt.[/quote]

    Oh, man, reversible tees for gym class and hoops practice. Had forgotten all about them.

    Careful, though, the white side gets “influenced” by the color side with a few washings. My junior high had maroon and white (which had NOTHING do with school colors) and the white side got pretty “pinky” after a while.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’d love one with reversible yellow and white. Actually, I’d be happy with non-reversible, but with colored sleeves.

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 12:51 pm |

    Here is a quiz of sprocle about team logo up close.

    http://www.sporcle.c...

    Good Luck.

    Also, be careful. The site is VERY addictive.

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 12:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”371020″]”Speaking of logo contests, NASA allowed employees to submit their patch designs for the final space shuttle mission.”

    Fantastic! I loved collecting NASA patches as a kid.

    As with other things in life, they started out a little too simple, then hit their peak, then got a little too complex. The Apollo patches were my favorite, but I have some Mercury and shuttle patches.

    This http://www.wired.com... is my favorite concept for the final mission. Endearingly simple, yet detailed enough to appreciate the work gone into the design.[/quote]

    I totally agree on the NASA patches. I have a poster of all the Shuttle patches through the Columbia accident. I also have copies of all the Apollo mission patches framed on the wall.

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”371022″][quote comment=\”371020\”]
    This http://www.wired.com... is my favorite concept for the final mission. Endearingly simple, yet detailed enough to appreciate the work gone into the design.[/quote]

    They forgot Enterprise.[/quote]

    That’s right. It may not have flown in space, but it was part of the program.

    I had an Enterprise patch, http://images.amazon... but my uncle’s into NASA stuff too, so I gave it to him.

  • Big C | January 7, 2010 at 1:00 pm |

    MLS Catalog link doesn’t work any longer – tried it in IE & Firefox about 15 min ago, no luck either time. Anyone else having trouble, or have a better link I could use? Maybe it’s these pesky work computers…

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 1:04 pm |

    I don’t have a UPI teletype machine, but I have something that sounds like it. When I graduated from college in ’92, my sister gave me some money which I used to buy a word processor. It has a screen like a computer, it loads paper like a typewriter and it prints like a teletype. I actually used it to write high school football articles about fifteen years ago, which I would fax to the editor. My how times have changed. The machine still works, though.

  • JAson | January 7, 2010 at 1:09 pm |

    No luck for me on the MLS page. Perhaps someone in three stripes got wind of a popular uniform-based blog posting it?

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 1:11 pm |

    “A CMU player somehow ended up going NNOB last night. “The announcers couldnt even call his name — they kept calling him #37,” says Michael Kinney.”

    Covered last night by Jason:
    http://www.uniwatchb...

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 1:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”371031″]”A CMU player somehow ended up going NNOB last night. “The announcers couldnt even call his name — they kept calling him #37,” says Michael Kinney.”

    Covered last night by Jason:
    http://www.uniwatchb...

    And in comment #4 today. Time for my second coffee…

  • JimWa | January 7, 2010 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”371021″][quote comment=”371016″][quote comment=”371011″]I don’t agree with the first ballot stuff either, just reporting what I heard. Don’t shoot the messenger.[/quote]
    Did my reply to your comment come off that way? It wasn’t my intent.

    By the way, will you be changing to af1fan any time soon?[/quote]

    No, I just wanted to clarify my position before people thought I agreed with the first ballot train of thought.

    As of AF1, I can’t wait. I miss Arena Football.[/quote]

    How about this: If a player receives 97% or more of the vote (first, second, or tenth time around), all voters who did NOT for that player immediately lose their ability to vote for future HOF ballots.

    If you are willing to declare that Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Cal Ripken, Jr., Ty Cobb, George Brett, Hank Aaron, or Tony Gwynn don’t deserve to be in the HOF, you don’t deserve a vote next time around.

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”371033″][quote comment=”371021″][quote comment=”371016″][quote comment=”371011″]I don’t agree with the first ballot stuff either, just reporting what I heard. Don’t shoot the messenger.[/quote]
    Did my reply to your comment come off that way? It wasn’t my intent.

    By the way, will you be changing to af1fan any time soon?[/quote]

    No, I just wanted to clarify my position before people thought I agreed with the first ballot train of thought.

    As of AF1, I can’t wait. I miss Arena Football.[/quote]

    How about this: If a player receives 97% or more of the vote (first, second, or tenth time around), all voters who did NOT for that player immediately lose their ability to vote for future HOF ballots.

    If you are willing to declare that Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Cal Ripken, Jr., Ty Cobb, George Brett, Hank Aaron, or Tony Gwynn don’t deserve to be in the HOF, you don’t deserve a vote next time around.[/quote]

    Works for me.

  • matt in cleveland | January 7, 2010 at 1:18 pm |

    the college “pro combat” uni concepts are very professional looking alot of good ideas who ever did those did great job (wish i had computer skillz like that)
    also with the cavs the only jersey that havent come up with sine 1wl (year 1 with lebron) is the horrible 1994-1999 unis
    with a 82 game sched its good to have alot of jerseys and also good idea for the “CAVfanatic” jersey idea http://www.cavshisto...
    now if only the browns would burn those all brown pants!!!!!! u reading this holmgren

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”370958″]Check this out.

    http://boards.sports...

    This guy made some impressive mock ups of other schools’ pro combat concepts. I love the Pitt one.[/quote]

    Pitt, Iowa…maybe WVU. I’d wear those.

  • Natron | January 7, 2010 at 1:29 pm |

    PS3 released the cover of their 2010 MLB game which features Joe Mauer in a uniform that he won’t even be wearing in 2010.

  • Natron | January 7, 2010 at 1:31 pm |

    PS3 link. Whoops.

  • KT | January 7, 2010 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”370988″]Re: the Bucs t-shirt logo. In 1979, the Bucs “worst to first” team was fueled by a terrific defense. This being the era of named defenses — the Purple People Eaters, the Doomsday-D and the Orange Crush in Denver, the locals tried to desperately name the Bucs defense, without much success. But many locals came up with variations of meaner looking Buccaneers (to counteract the effeminate Bucco Bruce) and this t-shirt was one of the many that came out for the Bucs defense (probably not NFL licensed).

    The photo is blurry, but I think the shirt is being worn by reserve nose guard Dave Logan — he went on be a starter and a local broadcaster who tragically died in his early 40’s a few years ago.

    The Bucs never did come up with a catchy name for their great defenses anchored by Lee Roy Selmon — ironically though, the “Tampa 2” became iconic after the Dungy-Kiffin defenses became so good from 1996-2008, but that is more to the scheme than to the team itself.[/quote]

    You are correct on all counts, Ken. That is the late David Logan, a rookie on the 1979 team, who had a good career on the field but was miscast as a TV sportscaster later in life.

    And that – if memory serves – is one of many knockoff “unofficial” t-shirts that cropped up that year (after the infamous “Go For 0” t-shirt that showed a pirate ship sinking that was hot when the team was 0-26 or the “Throw McKay in the Bay” t-shirt from around the same time).

    And “Orange Crush” would have been the perfect name for that unit, if Denver didn’t already have that moniker. The Buc defense had plenty of personalities, but no one catchy identity. Oh, well.

    In other Buc news, the guy who designed Bucco Bruce has passed away at 88. If you grew up in Tampa – as I did – you saw so much of Lamar Sparkman’s work in the pages of the Tampa Tribune in addition to seeing it on the Bucs’ helmets every weekend in the fall.

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 1:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”370984″]off topic, but I wanted to wish a very Merry Christmas to my Russian Orthodox brothers and sisters that still celebrate using the Julian calendar.

    I’m a member of an OCA (Orthodox Church in America) parish and we swtiched to 12/25 back in the early 80s, but I still keep my tree up through the 7th in observation of the tradition.

    Christos razdajetsja[/quote]

    Yes, Merry Christmas! I’m not Orthodox, but my tree’s still up, too. Used to keep it up until February, but it might come down in another week or two.

    Hope you guys have a great time at the Pittsburgh UW gathering. I would have loved to join you, but I can’t swing it tonight. Maybe if there’s a Pirates game with enough tickets available (pause for laughter) we could get together this season.

  • KT | January 7, 2010 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”371033″]How about this: If a player receives 97% or more of the vote (first, second, or tenth time around), all voters who did NOT for that player immediately lose their ability to vote for future HOF ballots.

    If you are willing to declare that Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Cal Ripken, Jr., Ty Cobb, George Brett, Hank Aaron, or Tony Gwynn don’t deserve to be in the HOF, you don’t deserve a vote next time around.[/quote]

    Good sentiment. Unfortunately, the BBWAA is a tight-fisted, exclusionary group. There are HOF voters – and BBWAA lifetime badge holders – who haven’t covered a baseball game in years. But they’re not going to relinquish their absolute control of the process – including their right to make petty or stupid votes (two people voted for Eric Karros!) – anytime soon.

    I’m a Soccer Hall of Fame voter, and we don’t get unanimous choices much, either. It’s the nature of the beast, I guess.

  • DJ | January 7, 2010 at 1:40 pm |

    How about this: If a player receives 97% or more of the vote (first, second, or tenth time around), all voters who did NOT for that player immediately lose their ability to vote for future HOF ballots.

    If you are willing to declare that Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Cal Ripken, Jr., Ty Cobb, George Brett, Hank Aaron, or Tony Gwynn don’t deserve to be in the HOF, you don’t deserve a vote next time around.

    The electorate should certainly be expanded. Your local pinhead sportswriter who needs help tying their shoes can vote, but Bob Costas can’t? Keith Olbermann can’t? Bill James can’t? Vin Scully can’t?

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”370971″]PAC 10 Pro Combats….some are great, IMO, others are so so.

    http://boards.sports...

    Good stuff. I don’t even mind the shadowed tree on the back of the Stanford jerseys.

  • Mike Engle | January 7, 2010 at 1:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”371038″]PS3 released the cover of their 2010 MLB game which features Joe Mauer in a uniform that he won’t even be wearing in 2010.[/quote]
    That ship has sailed.

  • Dan | January 7, 2010 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”370928″]On the MyKBO site, they have a link for the new KIA Tigers mascot logo. Transforming tigers, anyone?
    [/quote]

    sorry for the mix-up. the KIA logo is not new, I just posted the link to show how it seems that Doosan seems to resemble KIA a bit. As a Doosan fan, not happy with the new unis or emblem.

    HUSTLE DOO!

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”370998″]Love a lot of these:
    http://boards.sports...

    The NCAA should hire this guy!

  • Jake | January 7, 2010 at 1:54 pm |

    The BBWAA are being “dildactic”…..

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | January 7, 2010 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”371020″]”Speaking of logo contests, NASA allowed employees to submit their patch designs for the final space shuttle mission.”

    Fantastic! I loved collecting NASA patches as a kid.

    As with other things in life, they started out a little too simple, then hit their peak, then got a little too complex. The Apollo patches were my favorite, but I have some Mercury and shuttle patches.

    This http://www.wired.com... is my favorite concept for the final mission. Endearingly simple, yet detailed enough to appreciate the work gone into the design.[/quote]
    All 85 submissions for anyone who is curious. A couple of dogs made it and a couple of winners got cut… I have worked with one of the guys on the panel for 20 years now and can see some traditional “NASA old-school thinking” prevailing.

  • Squiddie | January 7, 2010 at 2:05 pm |

    Found an article in the Brisbane Times that says Daniel Mullen was the first Socceroo to wear a three-digit number in a match against Kuwait last March.

    Mullen wore 107 and two other players came on as substitutes with numbers in the 100s.

  • Flip | January 7, 2010 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”371040″][quote comment=”370988″]Re: the Bucs t-shirt logo. In 1979, the Bucs “worst to first” team was fueled by a terrific defense. This being the era of named defenses — the Purple People Eaters, the Doomsday-D and the Orange Crush in Denver, the locals tried to desperately name the Bucs defense, without much success. But many locals came up with variations of meaner looking Buccaneers (to counteract the effeminate Bucco Bruce) and this t-shirt was one of the many that came out for the Bucs defense (probably not NFL licensed)..

    The Bucs never did come up with a catchy name for their great defenses anchored by Lee Roy Selmon — ironically though, the “Tampa 2” became iconic after the Dungy-Kiffin defenses became so good from 1996-2008, but that is more to the scheme than to the team itself.[/quote]

    In other Buc news, the guy who designed Bucco Bruce has passed away at 88. If you grew up in Tampa – as I did – you saw so much of Lamar Sparkman’s work in the pages of the Tampa Tribune in addition to seeing it on the Bucs’ helmets every weekend in the fall.[/quote]

    Here’s a link with Sparkman’s work, along with some other newspaper illustrators http://www.visualedi...

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 2:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”371049″][quote comment=”371020″]”Speaking of logo contests, NASA allowed employees to submit their patch designs for the final space shuttle mission.”

    Fantastic! I loved collecting NASA patches as a kid.

    As with other things in life, they started out a little too simple, then hit their peak, then got a little too complex. The Apollo patches were my favorite, but I have some Mercury and shuttle patches.

    This http://www.wired.com... is my favorite concept for the final mission. Endearingly simple, yet detailed enough to appreciate the work gone into the design.[/quote]
    All 85 submissions for anyone who is curious. A couple of dogs made it and a couple of winners got cut… I have worked with one of the guys on the panel for 20 years now and can see some traditional “NASA old-school thinking” prevailing.[/quote]

    Kinda like these, too:
    http://collectspace....
    http://collectspace....
    http://collectspace....
    http://collectspace....

    Like the riding off into the sunset idea.

  • mike 2 | January 7, 2010 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”371043″]How about this: If a player receives 97% or more of the vote (first, second, or tenth time around), all voters who did NOT for that player immediately lose their ability to vote for future HOF ballots.

    If you are willing to declare that Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Cal Ripken, Jr., Ty Cobb, George Brett, Hank Aaron, or Tony Gwynn don’t deserve to be in the HOF, you don’t deserve a vote next time around.

    The electorate should certainly be expanded. Your local pinhead sportswriter who needs help tying their shoes can vote, but Bob Costas can’t? Keith Olbermann can’t? Bill James can’t? Vin Scully can’t?[/quote]

    The one thing about the BBHOF, they’ve done a better job of keeping the roster to the very best than the other halls of fame. The debates around baseball are almost invariably about qualified players who are left out, not about unqualified players getting in.

    You raise a good point about the way the media votes. All else being equal, a guy like Gary Carter has a way better chance of getting in because of his personality and his schmooze skills than a guy like Jack Morris. That doesn’t seem right to me.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | January 7, 2010 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”371052″][quote comment=”371049″][quote comment=”371020″]”Speaking of logo contests, NASA allowed employees to submit their patch designs for the final space shuttle mission.”

    Fantastic! I loved collecting NASA patches as a kid.

    As with other things in life, they started out a little too simple, then hit their peak, then got a little too complex. The Apollo patches were my favorite, but I have some Mercury and shuttle patches.

    This http://www.wired.com... is my favorite concept for the final mission. Endearingly simple, yet detailed enough to appreciate the work gone into the design.[/quote]
    All 85 submissions for anyone who is curious. A couple of dogs made it and a couple of winners got cut… I have worked with one of the guys on the panel for 20 years now and can see some traditional “NASA old-school thinking” prevailing.[/quote]

    Kinda like these, too:
    http://collectspace....
    http://collectspace....
    http://collectspace....
    http://collectspace....

    Like the riding off into the sunset idea.[/quote]
    Here is my blog about it – just for fun, entirely from a graphics standpoint (not reading the stories – wanted to see if the artwork actually portrayed what was intended).

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | January 7, 2010 at 2:22 pm |

    My post was eaten…

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | January 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”371052″][quote comment=”371049″][quote comment=”371020″]”Speaking of logo contests, NASA allowed employees to submit their patch designs for the final space shuttle mission.”

    Fantastic! I loved collecting NASA patches as a kid.

    As with other things in life, they started out a little too simple, then hit their peak, then got a little too complex. The Apollo patches were my favorite, but I have some Mercury and shuttle patches.

    This http://www.wired.com... is my favorite concept for the final mission. Endearingly simple, yet detailed enough to appreciate the work gone into the design.[/quote]
    All 85 submissions for anyone who is curious. A couple of dogs made it and a couple of winners got cut… I have worked with one of the guys on the panel for 20 years now and can see some traditional “NASA old-school thinking” prevailing.[/quote]

    Kinda like these, too:
    http://collectspace....
    http://collectspace....
    http://collectspace....
    http://collectspace....

    Like the riding off into the sunset idea.[/quote]

    Agreed, as sad as it is… Here is my blog I wrote just for fun (purely from a graphics standpoint not reading stories – to test of the patch portrays what was intended).

  • ZachBrady | January 7, 2010 at 2:29 pm |

    Someone find me one of these Southern Illinois shirts http://farm3.static.... I would soooo wear it all the time

  • Bob A | January 7, 2010 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”371020″]”Speaking of logo contests, NASA allowed employees to submit their patch designs for the final space shuttle mission.”

    Fantastic! I loved collecting NASA patches as a kid.

    As with other things in life, they started out a little too simple, then hit their peak, then got a little too complex. The Apollo patches were my favorite, but I have some Mercury and shuttle patches.

    This http://www.wired.com... is my favorite concept for the final mission. Endearingly simple, yet detailed enough to appreciate the work gone into the design.[/quote]

    Clicking through the logos was fun. Found several I liked. My favorite was this one.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | January 7, 2010 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”371052″][quote comment=”371049″][quote comment=”371020″]”Speaking of logo contests, NASA allowed employees to submit their patch designs for the final space shuttle mission.”

    Fantastic! I loved collecting NASA patches as a kid.

    As with other things in life, they started out a little too simple, then hit their peak, then got a little too complex. The Apollo patches were my favorite, but I have some Mercury and shuttle patches.

    This http://www.wired.com... is my favorite concept for the final mission. Endearingly simple, yet detailed enough to appreciate the work gone into the design.[/quote]
    All 85 submissions for anyone who is curious. A couple of dogs made it and a couple of winners got cut… I have worked with one of the guys on the panel for 20 years now and can see some traditional “NASA old-school thinking” prevailing.[/quote]

    Kinda like these, too:
    http://collectspace....
    http://collectspace....
    http://collectspace....
    http://collectspace....

    Like the riding off into the sunset idea.[/quote]
    Eaten again… doesn’t like my link???

    Agreed, even if it is sad…. Here is my blog I wrote from a graphics standpoint (not reading the stories – wanted to see if the designs portrayed what was intended) just for fun. rocketshot.blogspot.com

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | January 7, 2010 at 2:36 pm |

    Still eaten and NO LINK…. arrrggggh!!!!

  • the rob | January 7, 2010 at 2:43 pm |

    That 1982 Cotton Bowl was Texas v. Alabama. Interesting that it showed up here today.

  • SWC Susan (aka Tex) | January 7, 2010 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”371061″]That 1982 Cotton Bowl was Texas v. Alabama. Interesting that it showed up here today.[/quote] I think it was in the Chronicle today…

  • JSS | January 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm |

    I have never seen this before.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Komet17 | January 7, 2010 at 3:02 pm |

    Interesting article in our local paper about an issue regarding letter/number size/placement resulting in technical fouls for a local high school basketball team. Didn’t know there were “national standards” for high school basketball uniforms, as mentioned in the article:

    http://www.newsgazet...

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 3:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”371038″]PS3 released the cover of their 2010 MLB game which features Joe Mauer in a uniform that he won’t even be wearing in 2010.[/quote]

    till i saw your link, i thought at first you were referring to yankee pins

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 3:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”371061″]That 1982 Cotton Bowl was Texas v. Alabama. Interesting that it showed up here today.[/quote]

    And many, many years ago, the AFL’s first step toward acceptance began when Alabama’s Joe Namath, wearing Puma soccer shoes to keep from catching a longer football cleat and further damaging his soon-to-be-famous bad knees, lit up the Orange Bowl on national TV…against, yes, Texas.

    It was, quite honestly, the night his “star power” (which Jets owner and entertainment mogul Sonny Werblin recognized and coveted) really took hold nationally. And made him the prize catch for the AFL.

    For uni geeks, it marked the first national discussion of soccer shoes as viable for football…plus Joe Willie had ’em so covered with white training tape that announcers did–and still mistakenly do–sometimes speak of him wearing “white shoes” that night.

    One other aspect: The top WR for Texas in the game was George Sauer, Jr., who would join Namath with the Jets and have a standout performance in SB III…and we all know what THAT game meant to pro football history.

    —Ricko

  • Macky | January 7, 2010 at 3:19 pm |

    Eric Wright’s cleats are bought from NIKEiD. Stop hatin on Nike for not knowing the “rule”. Stop dumbing your readers Lukas.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 3:22 pm |

    Namath’s Pumas, all taped up…
    http://a.espncdn.com...
    http://media.photobu...
    And the story the photo’s from…
    http://barkingcarniv...

    —Ricko

  • Jeremy | January 7, 2010 at 3:22 pm |

    For those of you unable to see the MLS catalog, Football Shirt Culture has posted most of the teams (no Dynamo, Sounders, or Toronto (or Union which has already been released)). http://www.footballs...

  • Jeremy | January 7, 2010 at 3:30 pm |

    Check out the awesome striped socks in the Manning Family Pic

    http://www.stumbleup...

  • Todd Engle | January 7, 2010 at 3:33 pm |

    Regarding the Springfield Southeast jerseys, the above commenter is correct. The jerseys do say “Spartans” but for reasons unknown, the lettering is navy. The overall look is decidedly old-school.

    The home jerseys say “Southeast” on them.. navy on a white background.

    –Todd Engle
    Springfield State Journal-Register

  • Steve | January 7, 2010 at 3:48 pm |

    New Mets promo video: http://www.youtube.c...

    Black dropshadow missing from wordmark at the end + “orange, blue and you” = steps in the right direction?

  • Bob Loblaw | January 7, 2010 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”370936″]Boomer Esiason was talking on his WFAN (NY) radio show this morning about wearing other player’s jerseys. He says he wouldnt wear a current players jersey, but would wear a retired player’s jersey. He also is waiting for the Rangers to give him a Rod Gilbert sweater. I guess Jason Bay gets special treatment! Interesting stuff…[/quote]
    what he was getting at is that he’d wear a ‘predecessor’s’ jersey. He cited Johnny U, Namath, Tarkenton, et al… basically the guys he GREW up watching. Conversely, he indicated that he’d never wear a current player’s jersey as it made him feel like a dork.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”371072″]New Mets promo video: http://www.youtube.c...

    Black dropshadow missing from wordmark at the end + “orange, blue and you” = steps in the right direction?[/quote]

    not if the DS is still on the uni (which it is)

  • Bob Loblaw | January 7, 2010 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”371068″]Namath’s Pumas, all taped up…
    http://a.espncdn.com...
    http://media.photobu...
    And the story the photo’s from…
    http://barkingcarniv...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Ricko–those look like taped white spotbilts to me– do i need stronger glasses?

  • M.Princip | January 7, 2010 at 3:59 pm |

    This is exactly what I was talkin’ about yesterday when I said Iowa needs to switch it up a bit; invert colors, creative striping, etc…..

    http://i23.photobuck...

  • M.Princip | January 7, 2010 at 4:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”371058″][quote comment=”371020″]”Speaking of logo contests, NASA allowed employees to submit their patch designs for the final space shuttle mission.”

    Fantastic! I loved collecting NASA patches as a kid.

    As with other things in life, they started out a little too simple, then hit their peak, then got a little too complex. The Apollo patches were my favorite, but I have some Mercury and shuttle patches.

    This http://www.wired.com... is my favorite concept for the final mission. Endearingly simple, yet detailed enough to appreciate the work gone into the design.[/quote]

    Clicking through the logos was fun. Found several I liked. My favorite was this one.[/quote]

    Mine too.

  • MPowers1634 | January 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”371064″]Interesting article in our local paper about an issue regarding letter/number size/placement resulting in technical fouls for a local high school basketball team. Didn’t know there were “national standards” for high school basketball uniforms, as mentioned in the article:

    http://www.newsgazet...

    There are NFHS rules governing uniforms in all of the major sports.

  • Thomas Clark | January 7, 2010 at 4:14 pm |

    Interesting tid-bit about the World Juniors Championship game:

    The TSN feed had an estimated 7.5 million tvs. That’s far more than the WC…and the Grey Cup.

    All while all 6 Canadian NHL teams played the same night.

  • M.Princip | January 7, 2010 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”371051″][quote comment=”371040″][quote comment=”370988″]Re: the Bucs t-shirt logo. In 1979, the Bucs “worst to first” team was fueled by a terrific defense. This being the era of named defenses — the Purple People Eaters, the Doomsday-D and the Orange Crush in Denver, the locals tried to desperately name the Bucs defense, without much success. But many locals came up with variations of meaner looking Buccaneers (to counteract the effeminate Bucco Bruce) and this t-shirt was one of the many that came out for the Bucs defense (probably not NFL licensed)..

    The Bucs never did come up with a catchy name for their great defenses anchored by Lee Roy Selmon — ironically though, the “Tampa 2” became iconic after the Dungy-Kiffin defenses became so good from 1996-2008, but that is more to the scheme than to the team itself.[/quote]

    In other Buc news, the guy who designed Bucco Bruce has passed away at 88. If you grew up in Tampa – as I did – you saw so much of Lamar Sparkman’s work in the pages of the Tampa Tribune in addition to seeing it on the Bucs’ helmets every weekend in the fall.[/quote]

    Here’s a link with Sparkman’s work, along with some other newspaper illustrators http://www.visualedi...

    Wow! I had never seen this sketch before.

    http://www.visualedi...

  • Ken | January 7, 2010 at 4:27 pm |

    the guy who designed Bucco Bruce has passed away at 88. If you grew up in Tampa – as I did – you saw so much of Lamar Sparkman\’s work in the pages of the Tampa Tribune in addition to seeing it on the Bucs\’ helmets every weekend in the fall.[/quote]

    The passing of the man who gave us Bucco Bruce, our Country\’s first openly gay mascot (winking, earing, with a curious-llong sword in his mouth), probably deserves a whole column from Paul. His obit suggests that his first submission to the team was too scary/mean, so he submitted more of an Erol Flynn type, which I had never heard. Ironic, because the Bucs at one point in the 1979-1985 era had the \”Baaad Buc\” on the sidelines — he was a midget in a more traditional pirate costume, meaner looking (he was \”Baaad\” in the George Throughgood sense) who got arrested for underage molestation occurring in the WDAE Baaaad Buc van.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 4:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”371078″]
    There are NFHS rules governing uniforms in all of the major sports.[/quote]

    what about hockey?

  • Bernard | January 7, 2010 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”371076″]This is exactly what I was talkin’ about yesterday when I said Iowa needs to switch it up a bit; invert colors, creative striping, etc…..

    http://i23.photobuck...

    It would look, interestingly enough, an awful lot like the current Steelers throwback with the jersey colors inverted:

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

  • M.Princip | January 7, 2010 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”371083″][quote comment=”371076″]This is exactly what I was talkin’ about yesterday when I said Iowa needs to switch it up a bit; invert colors, creative striping, etc…..

    http://i23.photobuck...

    It would look, interestingly enough, an awful lot like the current Steelers throwback with the jersey colors inverted:

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

    *lol*….you’re right about that. Well, diggin’ the yellow jersey.

  • Thomas Clark | January 7, 2010 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”371082″][quote comment=”371078″]
    There are NFHS rules governing uniforms in all of the major sports.[/quote]

    what about hockey?[/quote]

    Almost positive there is…a team we played against in high school in their first year with a team was assessed a bench minor for illegal uniform numbers. They weren’t big enough. But that could have been an MHSAA rule and not an NFHS rule.

  • JTH | January 7, 2010 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”371085″][quote comment=”371082″][quote comment=”371078″]
    There are NFHS rules governing uniforms in all of the major sports.[/quote]

    what about hockey?[/quote]

    Almost positive there is…a team we played against in high school in their first year with a team was assessed a bench minor for illegal uniform numbers. They weren’t big enough. But that could have been an MHSAA rule and not an NFHS rule.[/quote]
    Any rule against tennis apparel with DIY logos?

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 4:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”371085″][quote comment=”371082″][quote comment=”371078″]
    There are NFHS rules governing uniforms in all of the major sports.[/quote]

    what about hockey?[/quote]

    Almost positive there is…a team we played against in high school in their first year with a team was assessed a bench minor for illegal uniform numbers. They weren’t big enough. But that could have been an MHSAA rule and not an NFHS rule.[/quote]

    MHSAA follows NFHS rules totally in all sports.

  • Steve | January 7, 2010 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”371074″][quote comment=”371072″]New Mets promo video: http://www.youtube.c...

    Black dropshadow missing from wordmark at the end + “orange, blue and you” = steps in the right direction?[/quote]

    not if the DS is still on the uni (which it is)[/quote]

    I said “steps,” not leaps.

  • Cathy | January 7, 2010 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”370965″][quote comment=”370961″]”Remember the photo of the UPI teletype machine that I ran with yesterday’s blog entry?”

    Makes me want to go snoop around in our storage and see what old radio news equipment we might have lying around. =)[/quote]

    Hope you find something.

    I still have the 1933 Underwood typewriter my Mom bought when she was 18. I learned to type on that thing. Was still using it as my home typewriter into the early 80s. Now, of course, it sits “on display” sorta.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    My Dad is a retired journalist. He also has his old Underwood (from the 40’s)sitting on display…I put it on a table below a shadow box I made with a display of of old Press passes he had from the White House, Congress, etc. I also learned how to type on that thing…when I went electric I kept hitting the keys too hard and triple typing numbers. Because of that I almost flunked typing in highschool.

    on a uni note, I actually really like the other teams uniforms on the link to the solid blue
    with numbers: http://www.sj-r.com/...
    classic design that somehow Nike neglected to screw up.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 5:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”371075″][quote comment=”371068″]Namath’s Pumas, all taped up…
    http://a.espncdn.com...
    http://media.photobu...
    And the story the photo’s from…
    http://barkingcarniv...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Ricko–those look like taped white spotbilts to me– do i need stronger glasses?[/quote]

    Namath–and a number of other Bama players—had worm Pumas all season long, and the season before that. At that time, Spot Bilt did not yet manufacturer a molded sole shoe. Removeable cleats, yes. Molded, no.

    Also, I’d followed Namath/Bama that season (when on TV and in available photos), and I watched the Orange Bowl game live. Closely. They were Pumas, just with more tape than he’d previously used.

    More photos, and some kid art…
    http://farm5.static....
    http://farm5.static....
    http://farm3.static....
    http://farm5.static....

    —Ricko

    —Ricko

  • Squiddie | January 7, 2010 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”371085″][quote comment=”371082″][quote comment=”371078″]
    There are NFHS rules governing uniforms in all of the major sports.[/quote]

    what about hockey?[/quote]

    Almost positive there is…a team we played against in high school in their first year with a team was assessed a bench minor for illegal uniform numbers. They weren’t big enough. But that could have been an MHSAA rule and not an NFHS rule.[/quote]

    NFHS says back numbers have to be at least 10″ and sleeve numbers have to be at least 4″ (both sleeves)

    And all players have to wear skates.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 5:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”371083″][quote comment=”371076″]This is exactly what I was talkin’ about yesterday when I said Iowa needs to switch it up a bit; invert colors, creative striping, etc…..

    http://i23.photobuck...

    It would look, interestingly enough, an awful lot like the current Steelers throwback with the jersey colors inverted:

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

    Which is what Iowa looked like back then, too.

    Probably more years than not since the early ’50s, Iowa and the Steelers have looked very much alike, or at least like variations on the same basic theme.

    —Ricko

  • Marty | January 7, 2010 at 5:10 pm |

    A die-hard Iowa fan likes seeing the spread of the Hawkeye name, but for a baseball team (in Cooperstown no less), how can you not go with Leatherstockings?

  • leon | January 7, 2010 at 5:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”371066″][quote comment=”371061″]That 1982 Cotton Bowl was Texas v. Alabama. Interesting that it showed up here today.[/quote]

    And many, many years ago, the AFL’s first step toward acceptance began when Alabama’s Joe Namath, wearing Puma soccer shoes to keep from catching a longer football cleat and further damaging his soon-to-be-famous bad knees, lit up the Orange Bowl on national TV…against, yes, Texas.

    It was, quite honestly, the night his “star power” (which Jets owner and entertainment mogul Sonny Werblin recognized and coveted) really took hold nationally. And made him the prize catch for the AFL.

    For uni geeks, it marked the first national discussion of soccer shoes as viable for football…plus Joe Willie had ’em so covered with white training tape that announcers did–and still mistakenly do–sometimes speak of him wearing “white shoes” that night.

    One other aspect: The top WR for Texas in the game was George Sauer, Jr., who would join Namath with the Jets and have a standout performance in SB III…and we all know what THAT game meant to pro football history.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Tommy Nobis also played in that game, as well as one of my favorites, Ernie Koy.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 5:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”371094″][quote comment=”371066″][quote comment=”371061″]That 1982 Cotton Bowl was Texas v. Alabama. Interesting that it showed up here today.[/quote]

    And many, many years ago, the AFL’s first step toward acceptance began when Alabama’s Joe Namath, wearing Puma soccer shoes to keep from catching a longer football cleat and further damaging his soon-to-be-famous bad knees, lit up the Orange Bowl on national TV…against, yes, Texas.

    It was, quite honestly, the night his “star power” (which Jets owner and entertainment mogul Sonny Werblin recognized and coveted) really took hold nationally. And made him the prize catch for the AFL.

    For uni geeks, it marked the first national discussion of soccer shoes as viable for football…plus Joe Willie had ’em so covered with white training tape that announcers did–and still mistakenly do–sometimes speak of him wearing “white shoes” that night.

    One other aspect: The top WR for Texas in the game was George Sauer, Jr., who would join Namath with the Jets and have a standout performance in SB III…and we all know what THAT game meant to pro football history.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Tommy Nobis also played in that game, as well as one of my favorites, Ernie Koy.[/quote]

    Yup, and the story I linked to talks a lot about Nobis, and about that Orange Bowl being the first major bowl game played in prime time (also includes the SI cover following the game, which is a shot of Koy). The link again…
    http://barkingcarniv...

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 5:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”371086″]Any rule against tennis apparel with DIY logos?[/quote]

    there is now

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 5:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”371096″][quote comment=”371086″]Any rule against tennis apparel with DIY logos?[/quote]

    there is now[/quote]

    Phil doesn’t want anyone to think his Florida Flamingos shirt isn’t real (scroll down to logo)…
    http://www.logoserve...

    (Phil’s a famous flamingo hunter, btw. Told me the trick is aim for the knees; tough shot, but drops ’em like a rock, he said).

    —Phil

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 5:34 pm |

    A Global World Series between U.S. and Japan?
    Already Selig’s being criticized for leaving out the Dominican Republic and others. Not defending the idea at all, but apparently they don’t realize Bud’s talking about intact teams representing professional leagues.

    (Just imagine Crash Davis prepping Nuke LaLoosh. “Wax on, wax off, Meat.”)

    —Ricko

  • Squiddie | January 7, 2010 at 5:39 pm |

    Did someone mention Tommy Nobis?

    I was just paging through this issue. It’s interesting to read about both the AFL and NFL trying to convince players to sign with their league.

  • MattMcD | January 7, 2010 at 5:40 pm |

    Ohhhhhhh….The Leatherstockings! That would have been PERFECT Marty!

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”371097″][quote comment=”371096″][quote comment=”371086″]Any rule against tennis apparel with DIY logos?[/quote]

    there is now[/quote]

    Phil doesn’t want anyone to think his Florida Flamingos shirt isn’t real (scroll down to logo)…
    http://www.logoserve...

    (Phil’s a famous flamingo hunter, btw. Told me the trick is aim for the knees; tough shot, but drops ’em like a rock, he said).

    —Phil[/quote]

    actually rick, james is referring to a crude logo i had created back when i was #1 singles for my high school’s tennis team…

    memory like a steel trap that one has…mine, more of a sieve

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”371101″]Ohhhhhhh….The Leatherstockings! That would have been PERFECT Marty![/quote]

    Or Buckskins, maybe?
    Which, btw, I freely admit to borrowing for Minnesota’s 1974 WTT entry from a minor league football team, the Roanoke Buckskins.

    On second thought, maybe not, someone might think “fringe” (see Colorado Caribou).

    —Ricko

  • Paul Lukas | January 7, 2010 at 5:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”371042″][quote comment=”371033″]How about this: If a player receives 97% or more of the vote (first, second, or tenth time around), all voters who did NOT for that player immediately lose their ability to vote for future HOF ballots.

    If you are willing to declare that Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Cal Ripken, Jr., Ty Cobb, George Brett, Hank Aaron, or Tony Gwynn don’t deserve to be in the HOF, you don’t deserve a vote next time around.[/quote]

    Good sentiment. Unfortunately, the BBWAA is a tight-fisted, exclusionary group. There are HOF voters – and BBWAA lifetime badge holders – who haven’t covered a baseball game in years. But they’re not going to relinquish their absolute control of the process – including their right to make petty or stupid votes (two people voted for Eric Karros!) – anytime soon.

    I’m a Soccer Hall of Fame voter, and we don’t get unanimous choices much, either. It’s the nature of the beast, I guess.[/quote]

    No offense, but most of you who are carping about the HoF and the BBWA don’t know what you’re talking about. I know quite a few BBWA writers personally — it’s a diverse group, with many different factions and pockets of opinion, from old-school curmudgeons to new-school sabrmeticians. Painting them with a broad brush is silly.

    Here in NYC, the NY Times doesn’t allow its writers to vote for the Hall of Fame (or for MVP or other awards) because they think it’s a conflict of interest. Many journalists are coming around to this same point of view. Newsday columnist Ken Davidoff fully expects the HoF vote to be taken away from the BBWA soon — not because they’re doing a bad job, but because the situation is ethically untenable (although that’s not keeping him from voting as long as they’ll let him do so).

    Whether you’re voting for U.S. President or for the Hall of Fame, democracy is messy. That’s one of its charms.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 5:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”371102″][quote comment=”371097″][quote comment=”371096″][quote comment=”371086″]Any rule against tennis apparel with DIY logos?[/quote]

    there is now[/quote]

    Phil doesn’t want anyone to think his Florida Flamingos shirt isn’t real (scroll down to logo)…
    http://www.logoserve...

    (Phil’s a famous flamingo hunter, btw. Told me the trick is aim for the knees; tough shot, but drops ’em like a rock, he said).

    —Phil[/quote]

    actually rick, james is referring to a crude logo i had created back when i was #1 singles for my high school’s tennis team…

    memory like a steel trap that one has…mine, more of a sieve[/quote]

    I know. I remember, too.
    But, y’know, no one ’round here ever gives anyone grief.
    Question, though. What’s “PII” mean?

    —Ricko

  • Paul Lukas | January 7, 2010 at 5:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”371067″]Eric Wright’s cleats are bought from NIKEiD. Stop hatin on Nike for not knowing the “rule”. Stop dumbing your readers Lukas.[/quote]

    Let’s get one thing straight: I don’t hate “on” Nike.

    I just hate Nike.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 5:58 pm |

    Leatherstockings?

    Got the uni right here…
    http://farm1.static....

    —Ricko

  • Jeremy Brahm | January 7, 2010 at 6:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”371099″]A Global World Series between U.S. and Japan?
    Already Selig’s being criticized for leaving out the Dominican Republic and others. Not defending the idea at all, but apparently they don’t realize Bud’s talking about intact teams representing professional leagues.

    (Just imagine Crash Davis prepping Nuke LaLoosh. “Wax on, wax off, Meat.”)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    We already had it in 1971, when the Orioles (losing to the Pirates in the World Series) faced the Japanese champions, the Yomiuri Giants.

    The Orioles compile a record of 12-2-4 on the tour.

  • LarryB | January 7, 2010 at 6:09 pm |

    Just got in the house on another snowy day in NE Ohio. Had HBO on before I left and I see “Leatherheads” is being shown again. I saw it in the theater and on HBO before but will watch it again.

    Love the old time football uniforms.

    And last Sunday night TCM played my favorite football movie. “The Freshmen” with Harold Lloyd.

    So now I will check ut todays stuff.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 6:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”371108″][quote comment=”371099″]A Global World Series between U.S. and Japan?
    Already Selig’s being criticized for leaving out the Dominican Republic and others. Not defending the idea at all, but apparently they don’t realize Bud’s talking about intact teams representing professional leagues.

    (Just imagine Crash Davis prepping Nuke LaLoosh. “Wax on, wax off, Meat.”)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    We already had it in 1971, when the Orioles (losing to the Pirates in the World Series) faced the Japanese champions, the Yomiuri Giants.

    The Orioles compile a record of 12-2-4 on the tour.[/quote]

    Think this might be more than one of those “tours” from back then.

    This story broke today (or did you know what I meant?)…
    http://sports.espn.g...

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 6:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”371109″]Just got in the house on another snowy day in NE Ohio. Had HBO on before I left and I see “Leatherheads” is being shown again. I saw it in the theater and on HBO before but will watch it again.

    Love the old time football uniforms.

    And last Sunday night TCM played my favorite football movie. “The Freshmen” with Harold Lloyd.

    So now I will check ut todays stuff.[/quote]

    I SO wish LEATHERHEADS was a better movie. Got it from the Red Box for a grand total of $1.07. Wasn’t worth it. Oh, okay, maybe to at least see it. A seriously “one-and-done” film.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 6:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”371105″]
    Question, though. What’s “PII” mean?
    [/quote]

    its..um..

    “PH”

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 6:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”371112″][quote comment=”371105″]
    Question, though. What’s “PII” mean?
    [/quote]

    its..um..

    “PH”[/quote]

    Ohhhhh, I see it now.
    (giggle, wink)
    Was imitating the type of logo analysis that makes designers wince.
    How’d I do?

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 6:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”371066″][quote comment=”371061″]That 1982 Cotton Bowl was Texas v. Alabama. Interesting that it showed up here today.[/quote]

    And many, many years ago, the AFL’s first step toward acceptance began when Alabama’s Joe Namath, wearing Puma soccer shoes to keep from catching a longer football cleat and further damaging his soon-to-be-famous bad knees, lit up the Orange Bowl on national TV…against, yes, Texas.

    It was, quite honestly, the night his “star power” (which Jets owner and entertainment mogul Sonny Werblin recognized and coveted) really took hold nationally. And made him the prize catch for the AFL.

    For uni geeks, it marked the first national discussion of soccer shoes as viable for football…plus Joe Willie had ’em so covered with white training tape that announcers did–and still mistakenly do–sometimes speak of him wearing “white shoes” that night.

    One other aspect: The top WR for Texas in the game was George Sauer, Jr., who would join Namath with the Jets and have a standout performance in SB III…and we all know what THAT game meant to pro football history.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Two of the coolest cats in NY sports history, Joe Namath and Walt Frazier, http://www.georgiaen... wore Pumas. Huh. I knew “Clyde” did, but I never knew Joe Willie did.

  • leon | January 7, 2010 at 6:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”371112″][quote comment=”371105″]
    Question, though. What’s “PII” mean?
    [/quote]

    its..um..

    “PH”[/quote]

    The measure of the acidity or basicity of a solution?

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 6:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”371112″][quote comment=”371105″]
    Question, though. What’s “PII” mean?
    [/quote]

    its..um..

    “PH”[/quote]

    So thaaaaat’s where Roger Federer got his inspiration…

  • LarryB | January 7, 2010 at 6:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”371111″][quote comment=”371109″]Just got in the house on another snowy day in NE Ohio. Had HBO on before I left and I see “Leatherheads” is being shown again. I saw it in the theater and on HBO before but will watch it again.

    Love the old time football uniforms.

    And last Sunday night TCM played my favorite football movie. “The Freshmen” with Harold Lloyd.

    So now I will check ut todays stuff.[/quote]

    I SO wish LEATHERHEADS was a better movie. Got it from the Red Box for a grand total of $1.07. Wasn’t worth it. Oh, okay, maybe to at least see it. A seriously “one-and-done” film.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    You ever see “The Freshman” Not a lot of people into silent movies. I read about it that ESPN football encyclopedia. The section about football movies and wanted to see it.

    I became a Harold Llyod fan after that movie and enjoy most of his movies when I catch them on TCM

    “Leatherheads”was supposed to be loosely based on the Duluth Eskimos I think.

    I did love the old uniforms worn in it. And to see it in color and HD of course.

  • Michael Emody | January 7, 2010 at 6:57 pm |

    I wonder if the people who put together the 64 Champion catalogue could have envisioned an elaborate on-line revue of their effort some forty-six years in the future. And the fact there’s no flying Jetson-mobiles yet.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 6:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”371114″][quote comment=”371066″][quote comment=”371061″]That 1982 Cotton Bowl was Texas v. Alabama. Interesting that it showed up here today.[/quote]

    And many, many years ago, the AFL’s first step toward acceptance began when Alabama’s Joe Namath, wearing Puma soccer shoes to keep from catching a longer football cleat and further damaging his soon-to-be-famous bad knees, lit up the Orange Bowl on national TV…against, yes, Texas.

    It was, quite honestly, the night his “star power” (which Jets owner and entertainment mogul Sonny Werblin recognized and coveted) really took hold nationally. And made him the prize catch for the AFL.

    For uni geeks, it marked the first national discussion of soccer shoes as viable for football…plus Joe Willie had ’em so covered with white training tape that announcers did–and still mistakenly do–sometimes speak of him wearing “white shoes” that night.

    One other aspect: The top WR for Texas in the game was George Sauer, Jr., who would join Namath with the Jets and have a standout performance in SB III…and we all know what THAT game meant to pro football history.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Two of the coolest cats in NY sports history, Joe Namath and Walt Frazier, http://www.georgiaen... wore Pumas. Huh. I knew “Clyde” did, but I never knew Joe Willie did.[/quote]

    Namath wore them at ‘Bama, and at first with the Jets (black, heavily taped) until his white SpotBilts showed up (they were the only manufacturer making white cleated shoes at the time). By ’68 and for SBIII he was wearing Riddells (they’d gone into the white cleat biz, largely to supply the KC A’s). After SBII he got his shoe deal with Puma, which lasted for several seasons.

    Namath as a rookie in preseason (no helmet logo)…
    http://farm3.static....
    In SB III…
    http://s.wsj.net/pub...
    And in Puma following SBIII…
    http://farm5.static....

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 7:14 pm |

    Oh, that Broadway Joe…
    http://img.auctiva.c...

    And in case that link doesn’t work…
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • DenverGregg | January 7, 2010 at 7:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”371112″][quote comment=”371105″]
    Question, though. What’s “PII” mean?
    [/quote]

    its..um..

    “PH”[/quote]
    Shucks, I thought you’d gone and made a logo for Rhode Island.

  • LarryB | January 7, 2010 at 7:36 pm |

    Can’t beat those prices in the catalog/ $3.10 for some and a little more for others.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 7:41 pm |

    LarryB said…

    “ ‘Leatherheads’ was supposed to be loosely based on the Duluth Eskimos I think.

    Very loosely. The story model, though, is the big name college player turning pro…much more like Red Grange and the Bears.

    You of course know that some claim, if you trace the geneaology back, the Eskimos are now the Washington Redskins.

    Man, just can’t get past those ethnic names, can they (considering Boston Braves preceded Boston Redskins).

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 7:54 pm |

    The old PCL San Franciso Seals came up yesterday.
    Check this out…
    http://www.youtube.c...

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 7:57 pm |

    And this…
    http://www.youtube.c...

    —Ricko

  • LarryB | January 7, 2010 at 8:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”371012″]I was reading a book on the history of U of MN Gophers football I got for Christmas, and noticed the following note:

    Minnesota would not comply with Big Ten “recommendations” for players to wear numerals in 1914. By 1921 the Big Ten “urged” that they be used. Coach Williams did not want his players to be identified and so put four-digit numbers on them to be unreadable.

    I had never heard anything like this. Have any of you? Almost sounds apocryphal, but who knows?

    Here’s a link to a review of the book, which includes mention of of the above factoid. Highly recommended reading for Gophers fans, by the way. Worth the price just for the illustrations.

    http://www.thedailyg...

    Thanks for the heads up about that Gopher book. My brother has been finding the College Vault books for a few teams online for 15$ or so. I was not aware of that Minnesota book or story about the numbers.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 8:02 pm |

    And, of course, there were things the National League left behind back east…
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 8:05 pm |

    This is interesting.
    Computer generated tour of the Polo Grounds.
    Whole mess of outfield to cover, huh.

    http://www.youtube.c...

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 8:07 pm |

    Ebbets, too (computer generated)…
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 8:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”371117″][quote comment=”371111″][quote comment=”371109″]Just got in the house on another snowy day in NE Ohio. Had HBO on before I left and I see “Leatherheads” is being shown again. I saw it in the theater and on HBO before but will watch it again.

    Love the old time football uniforms.

    And last Sunday night TCM played my favorite football movie. “The Freshmen” with Harold Lloyd.

    So now I will check ut todays stuff.[/quote]

    I SO wish LEATHERHEADS was a better movie. Got it from the Red Box for a grand total of $1.07. Wasn’t worth it. Oh, okay, maybe to at least see it. A seriously “one-and-done” film.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    You ever see “The Freshman” Not a lot of people into silent movies. I read about it that ESPN football encyclopedia. The section about football movies and wanted to see it.

    I became a Harold Llyod fan after that movie and enjoy most of his movies when I catch them on TCM

    “Leatherheads”was supposed to be loosely based on the Duluth Eskimos I think.

    I did love the old uniforms worn in it. And to see it in color and HD of course.[/quote]

    Speaking of football movies, I was watching The Waterboy this afternoon and I notice a mistake. In the Bourbon Bowl both teams wear a 50th anniversary patch that has 1948-1998. That is 51 years. If it was the 50th the bowl would have started in 1949.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 8:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”371130″]I was watching The Waterboy this afternoon and I notice a mistake. In the Bourbon Bowl both teams wear a 50th anniversary patch that has 1948-1998. That is 51 years. If it was the 50th the bowl would have started in 1949.[/quote]

    you should send that to imdb for their ‘goofs’ section

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 8:23 pm |

    if only we could have more days of this over~hype, that would be sooooooo much better.

  • Ricardo Leonor | January 7, 2010 at 8:24 pm |

    It’s funny when you see advertising from the 50s or 60s. People smoking in offices etc.. but it really stands out when you see something like a sportswear catalog…with only Caucasians models! You absolutely would never see that today…well except maybe for a Hockey Catalog!

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 8:32 pm |

    FLEA!!!!

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 8:34 pm |

    this is awesome!!! give me 16 more games like this crap, that would be swell.

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm |

    Whoa, Nelly!

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 8:37 pm |

    How backwards is this Keith Jackson is doing the coin toss and Musberger is doing the play by play. Is it to late to switch positions?

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 8:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”371131″][quote comment=”371130″]I was watching The Waterboy this afternoon and I notice a mistake. In the Bourbon Bowl both teams wear a 50th anniversary patch that has 1948-1998. That is 51 years. If it was the 50th the bowl would have started in 1949.[/quote]

    you should send that to imdb for their ‘goofs’ section[/quote]

    Done.

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 8:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”371137″]How backwards is this Keith Jackson is doing the coin toss and Musberger is doing the play by play. Is it to late to switch positions?[/quote]

    With the game near LA, they should have Keith and Vin Scully calling the action.

  • Thomas Clark | January 7, 2010 at 8:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”371137″]How backwards is this Keith Jackson is doing the coin toss and Musberger is doing the play by play. Is it to late to switch positions?[/quote]

    I feel like the only person that likes Musberger. Though I really do miss Keith Jackson. I’m just thankful that this isn’t on Fox because you know they’d find a way to make it Joe Buck and Tim McCarver for no reason.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 8:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”371135″]this is awesome!!! give me 16 more games like this crap, that would be swell.[/quote]

    you’d get that with a playoff

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 8:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”371141″][quote comment=”371135″]this is awesome!!! give me 16 more games like this crap, that would be swell.[/quote]

    you’d get that with a playoff[/quote]

    ‘cept for 1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15, 3 vs. 14…

    The Blowout Bowls.

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 8:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”371141″][quote comment=”371135″]this is awesome!!! give me 16 more games like this crap, that would be swell.[/quote]

    you’d get that with a playoff[/quote]

    Actually, rpm you would have 14 more game since there would be 15 games in a 16 team playoff.

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 8:52 pm |

    So I was looking through the AP photo section to see if they had any early game photos, and instead they had one of the new BCS executive director.

    Bill Hancock said today that a major college football playoff would lead to more injuries, conflict with final exams, kill the bowl system and diminish the importance of the regular season.

    Let’s see, what else…it’s bad for the environment, it can cause E.D. and it takes the fizz out of your soda?

    What utter crap. Just say you’re getting a boatload of money and you like the status quo. I wouldn’t exactly share your sentiment, but at least I’d respect you.

    Oh and by the way, the game (now that the hype is over) looks nice. I like the all-whites from Texas and the Tide’s crimson jerseys. Definitely Top 5 material.

  • leon | January 7, 2010 at 8:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”371142″][quote comment=”371141″][quote comment=”371135″]this is awesome!!! give me 16 more games like this crap, that would be swell.[/quote]

    you’d get that with a playoff[/quote]

    ‘cept for 1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15, 3 vs. 14…

    The Blowout Bowls.[/quote]

    Like:
    Florida 51 Cincinnati 24
    Va. Tech 37 Tenn 14
    Navy 35 Mizzou 13
    BYU 44 Oregon st 20

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”371145″][quote comment=”371142″][quote comment=”371141″][quote comment=”371135″]this is awesome!!! give me 16 more games like this crap, that would be swell.[/quote]

    you’d get that with a playoff[/quote]

    ‘cept for 1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15, 3 vs. 14…

    The Blowout Bowls.[/quote]

    Like:
    Florida 51 Cincinnati 24
    Va. Tech 37 Tenn 14
    Navy 35 Mizzou 13
    BYU 44 Oregon st 20[/quote]

    Don’t forget SMU 45, Nevada 10

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 8:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”371140″][quote comment=”371137″]How backwards is this Keith Jackson is doing the coin toss and Musberger is doing the play by play. Is it to late to switch positions?[/quote]

    I feel like the only person that likes Musberger. Though I really do miss Keith Jackson. I’m just thankful that this isn’t on Fox because you know they’d find a way to make it Joe Buck and Tim McCarver for no reason.[/quote]

    I like Musberger, but no one tops Keith Jackson…not even Pat Summerall in his prime.

    Now if you’re going for voice AND visual style, no one topped the late Lindsey Nelson: http://2.bp.blogspot...

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 9:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”371147″][quote comment=”371140″][quote comment=”371137″]How backwards is this Keith Jackson is doing the coin toss and Musberger is doing the play by play. Is it to late to switch positions?[/quote]

    I feel like the only person that likes Musberger. Though I really do miss Keith Jackson. I’m just thankful that this isn’t on Fox because you know they’d find a way to make it Joe Buck and Tim McCarver for no reason.[/quote]

    I like Musberger, but no one tops Keith Jackson…not even Pat Summerall in his prime.

    Now if you’re going for voice AND visual style, no one topped the late Lindsey Nelson: http://2.bp.blogspot...

    I don’t mind Musberger but I love Keith Jackson calling a game. Thomas it is kind of like choosing between Dan Dickerson and Ernie Harwell to call a Tigers game. I like Dan but Ernie is the man.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 9:03 pm |

    too bad joe buck and jimmie johnson don’t have this game

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 9:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”371133″]It’s funny when you see advertising from the 50s or 60s. People smoking in offices etc.. but it really stands out when you see something like a sportswear catalog…with only Caucasians models! You absolutely would never see that today…well except maybe for a Hockey Catalog![/quote]

    the funny one is “dee”, she has the ball in her hand. but the way her fingers are it looks like the illustrator used an illustration from a look magazine or something, took off the cocktail dress, removed the square from her hand, and substituted a ball and gym clothes. i was rolling on that one.

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 9:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”371144″]BCS executive director.
    Bill Hancock said today that a major college football playoff would lead to more injuries, conflict with final exams, kill the bowl system and diminish the importance of the regular season.[/quote]

    So if this were a playoff game, then half the offensive line would have been taken off the field along with Colt McCoy, right?

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 9:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”371145″][quote comment=”371142″][quote comment=”371141″][quote comment=”371135″]this is awesome!!! give me 16 more games like this crap, that would be swell.[/quote]

    you’d get that with a playoff[/quote]

    ‘cept for 1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15, 3 vs. 14…

    The Blowout Bowls.[/quote]

    Like:
    Florida 51 Cincinnati 24
    Va. Tech 37 Tenn 14
    Navy 35 Mizzou 13
    BYU 44 Oregon st 20[/quote]

    Been having his conversation for 35, almost 40, years.
    Won’t happen. Can’t happen. Can’t kill off the bowls. Just too entrenched. Too lucrative for too many schools and conferences.

    Devalues the snot out of the regular season, and probably makes some bowls vanish. No one sets up games for schools like Marshall or Ball State cuz TV numbers flat-out vanish. “Who wants to watch Marshall or Ball State? They ever make the Sweet 16. No. Minor league.”
    or this…
    “Damn, our qb woulda won the Heisman but coach held him out of a game to rest him on accounta we had the #1 seed for the conference sewed up.”

    If ratings toward something like a Final Four mean nothing, such a thing is entirely possible. I mean, if winning the SEC title game gets a team a certain seed because of some arbitrary system of ranking conferences…

    Or, if the final rankings of 1-16 are all that matters, can kill off the conference championship games, too. They become irrelevant.

    —Ricko

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 9:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”371146″][quote comment=”371145″][quote comment=”371142″][quote comment=”371141″][quote comment=”371135″]this is awesome!!! give me 16 more games like this crap, that would be swell.[/quote]

    you’d get that with a playoff[/quote]

    ‘cept for 1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15, 3 vs. 14…

    The Blowout Bowls.[/quote]

    Like:
    Florida 51 Cincinnati 24
    Va. Tech 37 Tenn 14
    Navy 35 Mizzou 13
    BYU 44 Oregon st 20[/quote]

    Don’t forget SMU 45, Nevada 10[/quote]
    um, i was being sarcastic, the hype, and over the top show is one of the big reasons to hate this crap.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 9:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”371146″][quote comment=”371145″][quote comment=”371142″][quote comment=”371141″][quote comment=”371135″]this is awesome!!! give me 16 more games like this crap, that would be swell.[/quote]

    you’d get that with a playoff[/quote]

    ‘cept for 1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15, 3 vs. 14…

    The Blowout Bowls.[/quote]

    Like:
    Florida 51 Cincinnati 24
    Va. Tech 37 Tenn 14
    Navy 35 Mizzou 13
    BYU 44 Oregon st 20[/quote]

    Don’t forget SMU 45, Nevada 10[/quote]

    They were in the Top 16?

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 9:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”371154″][quote comment=”371146″][quote comment=”371145″][quote comment=”371142″][quote comment=”371141″][quote comment=”371135″]this is awesome!!! give me 16 more games like this crap, that would be swell.[/quote]

    you’d get that with a playoff[/quote]

    ‘cept for 1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15, 3 vs. 14…

    The Blowout Bowls.[/quote]

    Like:
    Florida 51 Cincinnati 24
    Va. Tech 37 Tenn 14
    Navy 35 Mizzou 13
    BYU 44 Oregon st 20[/quote]

    Don’t forget SMU 45, Nevada 10[/quote]

    They were in the Top 16?[/quote]

    they would have been, if some of the seeding systems we’re discussing were put into place

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 9:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”371152″][quote comment=”371145″][quote comment=”371142″][quote comment=”371141″][quote comment=”371135″]this is awesome!!! give me 16 more games like this crap, that would be swell.[/quote]

    you’d get that with a playoff[/quote]

    ‘cept for 1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15, 3 vs. 14…

    The Blowout Bowls.[/quote]

    Like:
    Florida 51 Cincinnati 24
    Va. Tech 37 Tenn 14
    Navy 35 Mizzou 13
    BYU 44 Oregon st 20[/quote]

    Been having his conversation for 35, almost 40, years.
    Won’t happen. Can’t happen. Can’t kill off the bowls. Just too entrenched. Too lucrative for too many schools and conferences.

    Devalues the snot out of the regular season, and probably makes some bowls vanish. No one sets up games for schools like Marshall or Ball State cuz TV numbers flat-out vanish. “Who wants to watch Marshall or Ball State? They ever make the Sweet 16. No. Minor league.”
    or this…
    “Damn, our qb woulda won the Heisman but coach held him out of a game to rest him on accounta we had the #1 seed for the conference sewed up.”

    If ratings toward something like a Final Four mean nothing, such a thing is entirely possible. I mean, if winning the SEC title game gets a team a certain seed because of some arbitrary system of ranking conferences…

    Or, if the final rankings of 1-16 are all that matters, can kill off the conference championship games, too. They become irrelevant.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    huzzah! huzzah!! huzzah!!!

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 9:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”371153″]
    um, i was being sarcastic, the hype, and over the top show is one of the big reasons to hate this crap.[/quote]

    yeah…it’s much better when the entire halftime show features the bands, but not the dotting of the “i”

    WTF

  • leon | January 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”371154″][quote comment=”371146″][quote comment=”371145″][quote comment=”371142″][quote comment=”371141″][quote comment=”371135″]this is awesome!!! give me 16 more games like this crap, that would be swell.[/quote]

    you’d get that with a playoff[/quote]

    ‘cept for 1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15, 3 vs. 14…

    The Blowout Bowls.[/quote]

    Like:
    Florida 51 Cincinnati 24
    Va. Tech 37 Tenn 14
    Navy 35 Mizzou 13
    BYU 44 Oregon st 20[/quote]

    Don’t forget SMU 45, Nevada 10[/quote]

    They were in the Top 16?[/quote]

    My point is you can get plenty of blowouts whether there is a playoff system in place or not.
    So for me that is not a valid argument against a playoff- there are some arguments, but not that one.

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 9:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”371152″]Been having his conversation for 35, almost 40, years.
    Won’t happen. Can’t happen. Can’t kill off the bowls. Just too entrenched. Too lucrative for too many schools and conferences.

    Devalues the snot out of the regular season, and probably makes some bowls vanish. No one sets up games for schools like Marshall or Ball State cuz TV numbers flat-out vanish. “Who wants to watch Marshall or Ball State? They ever make the Sweet 16. No. Minor league.”
    or this…
    “Damn, our qb woulda won the Heisman but coach held him out of a game to rest him on accounta we had the #1 seed for the conference sewed up.”[/quote]

    See, if the BCS director would have said that, I’d agree to disagree and still respect him in the morning. But the crap about injuries and final exams is crap. Every other level of football has a playoff, and let’s remember some D-II or D-III schools blow away some BCS schools academically. They seem to have no problems with exams.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 9:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”371159″]some D-II or D-III schools blow away some BCS schools academically. They seem to have no problems with exams.[/quote]

    that’s because they usually have students who can actually pass them

  • Marty | January 7, 2010 at 9:24 pm |

    Anybody know what the fine print on the back of the helmets says? Alabama and Texas each have a block of text to the right of their stripe, is it always there and I’ve just never wondered?

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 9:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”371161″]Anybody know what the fine print on the back of the helmets says? Alabama and Texas each have a block of text to the right of their stripe, is it always there and I’ve just never wondered?[/quote]

    Warning sticker that is on every helmet that is not be used to lead with on a tackle, etc.

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 9:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”371161″]Anybody know what the fine print on the back of the helmets says? Alabama and Texas each have a block of text to the right of their stripe, is it always there and I’ve just never wondered?[/quote]

    “America Needs Farmers.” Oh wait, this isn’t an Iowa game…

    I’m assuming it’s the disclaimer that says the helmet isn’t designed to protect you if you lead with your head. You know, the thing no one pays attention to these days.

    I think the NFL started putting those on helmets in ’82. I remember because the USFL used them the next year. Not sure when the colleges started.

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 9:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”371157″][quote comment=”371153″]
    um, i was being sarcastic, the hype, and over the top show is one of the big reasons to hate this crap.[/quote]

    yeah…it’s much better when the entire halftime show features the bands, but not the dotting of the “i”

    WTF[/quote]
    take osu out of it, but yes it is better. but if you want to take it there…maybe if your school had a band you might play a different tune.

  • whiteray | January 7, 2010 at 9:33 pm |

    The 50th anniversary of anything would be celebrated fifty years after the first version of the event. Thus, 1948-98 would have been correct. If the game were celebrating its 50th occurence, it would have been wrong. For example, 2010 will be the 50th season for the Minnesota Twins, as their first season was 1961. But their 50th anniversary should celebrated 50 years after the first season, in 2011.

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 9:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”371163″][quote comment=”371161″]Anybody know what the fine print on the back of the helmets says? Alabama and Texas each have a block of text to the right of their stripe, is it always there and I’ve just never wondered?[/quote]

    “America Needs Farmers.” Oh wait, this isn’t an Iowa game…

    I’m assuming it’s the disclaimer that says the helmet isn’t designed to protect you if you lead with your head. You know, the thing no one pays attention to these days.

    I think the NFL started putting those on helmets in ’82. I remember because the USFL used them the next year. Not sure when the colleges started.[/quote]

    I know we had to put them on every helmet at Saginaw Valley in 1983 when I was an student equipment manager.

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”371165″]The 50th anniversary of anything would be celebrated fifty years after the first version of the event. Thus, 1948-98 would have been correct. If the game were celebrating its 50th occurence, it would have been wrong. For example, 2010 will be the 50th season for the Minnesota Twins, as their first season was 1961. But their 50th anniversary should celebrated 50 years after the first season, in 2011.[/quote]

    Exactly. Just like the the 20th century ended on December 31, 2000, but the decade of the 2000s began on January 1, 2000.

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 9:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”371160″][quote comment=”371159″]some D-II or D-III schools blow away some BCS schools academically. They seem to have no problems with exams.[/quote]

    that’s because they usually have students who can actually pass them[/quote]

    what the hell ever. me school wasn’t the goodest, i ain’t gon’a lie, but small school does not mean better in academics, that is total crap. however if you want to compare the pressure and preparation that DI athletes go through compare to DII or DIII we can talk. too bad notre dame, michigan, stanford , georgia tech, duke, tcu…don’t have tough academics. sheeeeeeeet.

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 9:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”371165″]The 50th anniversary of anything would be celebrated fifty years after the first version of the event. Thus, 1948-98 would have been correct. If the game were celebrating its 50th occurence, it would have been wrong. For example, 2010 will be the 50th season for the Minnesota Twins, as their first season was 1961. But their 50th anniversary should celebrated 50 years after the first season, in 2011.[/quote]

    It said 50th annual Bourbon Bowl. If the first was in 1948, the second would be 49, third 50 and tenth in 1957.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 9:42 pm |

    robert

    despite the missing sarcasm tags, i was actually disappointed we DIDN’T get to see script ohio in the rose

    and that D1 comment was certainly not directed at tOSU students

    i’ll leave those comments to james

  • Flip | January 7, 2010 at 9:43 pm |

    Visually, this is a splendid game. However, Bama just doesn’t look quite right without black shoes and white laces.

  • JTH | January 7, 2010 at 9:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”371170″]robert

    despite the missing sarcasm tags, i was actually disappointed we DIDN’T get to see script ohio in the rose

    and that D1 comment was certainly not directed at tOSU students

    i’ll leave those comments to james[/quote]
    What? My alma mater does compete in Division 1.

    Sorta.

  • Thomas Clark | January 7, 2010 at 9:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”371161″]Anybody know what the fine print on the back of the helmets says? Alabama and Texas each have a block of text to the right of their stripe, is it always there and I’ve just never wondered?[/quote]

    This isn’t the exact sticker or wording but it’s similar:

    http://cache3.asset-...

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 9:48 pm |

    “My point is you can get plenty of blowouts whether there is a playoff system in place or not.
    So for me that is not a valid argument against a playoff- there are some arguments, but not that one.”

    Not an argument FOR a extensive playoff format, either. More playoff games doesn’t mean they’ll be better games.

    That was my point. A 16-team playoff doesn’t guarantee, “Hot damn, those games are all gonna be dandies.”

    —Ricko

  • Traxel | January 7, 2010 at 9:50 pm |

    Some day I might have a chance to comment when the sun is still shining.

    Uniforms for both teams tonight look good. Except for one thing. Get rid of the nascar patches on the front. I can handle one, but four looks like ass. Alabama: SEC patch – gone. Swoosh – even goner. Script A – superfluous. Bowl logo – okay (I guess) but make it readable on a TV screen.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 9:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”371174″]
    A 16-team playoff doesn’t guarantee, “Hot damn, those games are all gonna be dandies.”[/quote]

    nor does 34 bowls

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 9:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”371168″][quote comment=”371160″][quote comment=”371159″]some D-II or D-III schools blow away some BCS schools academically. They seem to have no problems with exams.[/quote]

    that’s because they usually have students who can actually pass them[/quote]

    what the hell ever. me school wasn’t the goodest, i ain’t gon’a lie, but small school does not mean better in academics, that is total crap. however if you want to compare the pressure and preparation that DI athletes go through compare to DII or DIII we can talk. too bad notre dame, michigan, stanford , georgia tech, duke, tcu…don’t have tough academics. sheeeeeeeet.[/quote]

    That’s why I said SOME small schools are better than SOME big schools. I had Stanford and others in mind while typing that.

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 9:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”371170″]robert

    despite the missing sarcasm tags, i was actually disappointed we DIDN’T get to see script ohio in the rose

    and that D1 comment was certainly not directed at tOSU students

    i’ll leave those comments to james[/quote]

    research schools like The are better for post grad work no doubt, they are not the pillar of academics for undergrads. i had a math class with 1,500 students, a grad assistant would roll a vcr/tv out on stage, turn off the auditorium lights, and the tape~prof had a thick german accent. i tell you what though, my university did teach me to stand up for myself, that nobody was going to hold my hand. i was not offended The is a shit school, i just think the small school=better school is craptacular exaggeration.

  • Jeremiah M. | January 7, 2010 at 9:57 pm |

    Early in the second quarter of the National Championship, Marcell Dareus, a D-lineman from ‘Bama was obviously having some helmet decal issues. The 7 on one side was flapping. Here’s a pic.

  • leon | January 7, 2010 at 9:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”371174″]”My point is you can get plenty of blowouts whether there is a playoff system in place or not.
    So for me that is not a valid argument against a playoff- there are some arguments, but not that one.”

    Not an argument FOR a extensive playoff format, either. More playoff games doesn’t mean they’ll be better games.

    That was my point. A 16-team playoff doesn’t guarantee, “Hot damn, those games are all gonna be dandies.”

    —Ricko[/quote]
    No system can guarantee that. That doesn’t mean the prospect of an upstart taking on a traditional power isn’t compelling. Don’t we watch Vermont take on Duke in the NCAA b-ball tourney just to see if they can knock them off?
    There have been any number of so-called championship games that have become snorefests: tonight’s could become another (yeah, McCoy got hurt, but shit happens in the game). The bowls are watered down now, too many 7-5 and 6-6 teams in them and many do not make money for the schools involved.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 9:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”371179″]Early in the second quarter of the National Championship, Marcell Dareus, a D-lineman from ‘Bama was obviously having some helmet decal issues. The 7 on one side was flapping. Here’s a pic.[/quote]

    hey…we’ve seen that “4” before

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 10:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”371176″][quote comment=”371174″]
    A 16-team playoff doesn’t guarantee, “Hot damn, those games are all gonna be dandies.”[/quote]

    nor does 34 bowls[/quote]

    As I said, then let’s not use the “premier competition level” as a reason to say a 16-game playoff will be better.

    Besides, I never addressed that aspect until someone did. I’m looking at logistics, finances and, frankly, reality. Anyone can find 16 teams, identify the top 8 bowls and look at a calendar. That is far from all there is to it. If it were so damn uncomplicated, and such a blessing, and made them all so much money…don’t you think they’d have done it a long time ago?

    —Ricko

  • Bob Loblaw | January 7, 2010 at 10:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”370964″]”Hey, didn’t you sort of self-lump yesterday?”

    “self-lump”: latest addition to my Ricko glossary, right after the recent “Majority Coercion”.

    :)[/quote]

    Isn’t ‘self lump’ the worse case scenario of a TSE? (Testicular self examination)????

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 10:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”371178″][quote comment=”371170″]robert

    despite the missing sarcasm tags, i was actually disappointed we DIDN’T get to see script ohio in the rose

    and that D1 comment was certainly not directed at tOSU students

    i’ll leave those comments to james[/quote]

    research schools like The are better for post grad work no doubt, they are not the pillar of academics for undergrads. i had a math class with 1,500 students, a grad assistant would roll a vcr/tv out on stage, turn off the auditorium lights, and the tape~prof had a thick german accent. i tell you what though, my university did teach me to stand up for myself, that nobody was going to hold my hand. i was not offended The is a shit school, i just think the small school=better school is craptacular exaggeration.[/quote]

    So do I – that’s why I said “some.” And big school = better school is equally exaggerating.

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 10:04 pm |

    how many DII and DIII football powers like youngstown state or georgia state do we see on this list? but i do see some decent DI schools from bowl games. the myth that sub division players are all academics is bull. are there more people like that? yes, but let’s not lump them all together any more then you should DI players.

  • Bob Loblaw | January 7, 2010 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”370999″][quote comment=”370998″]Love a lot of these:
    http://boards.sports...

    Home run on Syracuse, for sure. Nice echo of Jim Brown and Ernie Davis.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I was gonna say that the SU kit looks alot like the Coach Mac Orangemen. you know: Moose Johnson, Donny MacPherson, Marvin Graves, Rob Moore, et al. Great look and sweet memories in those uniforms!

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 10:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”371182″]I’m looking at logistics, finances and, frankly, reality.
    If it were so damn uncomplicated, and such a blessing, and made them all so much money…don’t you think they’d have done it a long time ago?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Wait, we still talking sports, or helathcare? ;)

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 10:16 pm |

    That’s “healthcare”

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 10:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”371184″][quote comment=”371178″][quote comment=”371170″]robert

    despite the missing sarcasm tags, i was actually disappointed we DIDN’T get to see script ohio in the rose

    and that D1 comment was certainly not directed at tOSU students

    i’ll leave those comments to james[/quote]

    research schools like The are better for post grad work no doubt, they are not the pillar of academics for undergrads. i had a math class with 1,500 students, a grad assistant would roll a vcr/tv out on stage, turn off the auditorium lights, and the tape~prof had a thick german accent. i tell you what though, my university did teach me to stand up for myself, that nobody was going to hold my hand. i was not offended The is a shit school, i just think the small school=better school is craptacular exaggeration.[/quote]

    So do I – that’s why I said “some.” And big school = better school is equally exaggerating.[/quote]
    when i said “better” i was comparing them to themselves, as in an undergrad degree means spit from The, but a graduate or post graduate degree is a noooice degree depending.

  • Bob Loblaw | January 7, 2010 at 10:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”371042″][quote comment=”371033″]How about this: If a player receives 97% or more of the vote (first, second, or tenth time around), all voters who did NOT for that player immediately lose their ability to vote for future HOF ballots.

    If you are willing to declare that Tom Seaver, Nolan Ryan, Cal Ripken, Jr., Ty Cobb, George Brett, Hank Aaron, or Tony Gwynn don’t deserve to be in the HOF, you don’t deserve a vote next time around.[/quote]

    Good sentiment. Unfortunately, the BBWAA is a tight-fisted, exclusionary group. There are HOF voters – and BBWAA lifetime badge holders – who haven’t covered a baseball game in years. But they’re not going to relinquish their absolute control of the process – including their right to make petty or stupid votes (two people voted for Eric Karros!) – anytime soon.

    I’m a Soccer Hall of Fame voter, and we don’t get unanimous choices much, either. It’s the nature of the beast, I guess.[/quote]
    Awesome place the Soccer HoF. And I’m not just saying that because my picture hanged there. My O35 team won a summer tournament a few years back.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 10:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”371187″][quote comment=”371182″]I’m looking at logistics, finances and, frankly, reality.
    If it were so damn uncomplicated, and such a blessing, and made them all so much money…don’t you think they’d have done it a long time ago?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Wait, we still talking sports, or helathcare? ;)[/quote]

    I know you kid, but anyone who doesn’t know those all are very real aspects of revising things in NCAA football truly doesn’t see anything but the view of the TV from their couch.

    —Ricko

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 10:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”371191″][quote comment=”371187″][quote comment=”371182″]I’m looking at logistics, finances and, frankly, reality.
    If it were so damn uncomplicated, and such a blessing, and made them all so much money…don’t you think they’d have done it a long time ago?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Wait, we still talking sports, or helathcare? ;)[/quote]

    I know you kid, but anyone who doesn’t know those all are very real aspects of revising things in NCAA football truly doesn’t see anything but the view of the TV from their couch.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    it is for the greater good, the powerhouses would still be able to afford their “healthcare”, but poor northwestern would have to go to cook county hospital with me with a playoff that only benefits the big guy.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”371192″]
    it is for the greater good, the powerhouses would still be able to afford their “healthcare”, but poor northwestern would have to go to cook county hospital with me with a playoff that only benefits the big guy.[/quote]

    that’s florida’s fault?

  • LarryB | January 7, 2010 at 10:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”371176″][quote comment=”371174″]
    A 16-team playoff doesn’t guarantee, “Hot damn, those games are all gonna be dandies.”[/quote]

    nor does 34 bowls[/quote]

    Playoffs are not about finding dandies. They take the subjectivity out of determining the champion.

    Crazy to let voters and coaches choose the best teams.

    Playoffs work in every other level of football. They would work and fans would love them in 1A

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 10:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”371193″][quote comment=”371192″]
    it is for the greater good, the powerhouses would still be able to afford their “healthcare”, but poor northwestern would have to go to cook county hospital with me with a playoff that only benefits the big guy.[/quote]

    that’s florida’s fault?[/quote]
    ba-dum-bump, phil will be here all week, henny youngman is up next. you opened for carlin back in the day if i recall.

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 10:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”371191″][quote comment=”371187″][quote comment=”371182″]I’m looking at logistics, finances and, frankly, reality.
    If it were so damn uncomplicated, and such a blessing, and made them all so much money…don’t you think they’d have done it a long time ago?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Wait, we still talking sports, or helathcare? ;)[/quote]

    I know you kid, but anyone who doesn’t know those all are very real aspects of revising things in NCAA football truly doesn’t see anything but the view of the TV from their couch.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yeah, I’m kidding. I know it’s not easy, and there are a lot of factors involved. I still think it can be done, though. Problem is, you get people so entrenched that they fall back on the injuries/grades B.S. instead of admitting the stuff you mention. If both sides stopped all the spin, then there might be a chance for a bowl-friendly playoff.

    Actually, I like about half of the bowls. I just don’t believe a 7th place team in a conference or a 6-6 team deserves a bowl. FSU was a nice story, but really they should have been at home.

    Just get it down to about 15 bowls. That covers all the Top 25 teams plus a few others. Get rid of the corporate-sounding names, add the possibility of an Undefeated Bowl the following week if you still have two undefeated teams and I’d be just as happy as I would with a playoff.

  • LarryB | January 7, 2010 at 10:46 pm |

    It is a visually appealing game tonight with 2 of college football’s more traditional uniforms. Not a big fan of so much white but for some reason I have liked Texas uniforms and helmets.

    At least the jerseys have Texas on front and some stripes on the sleeves.

    Too bad for Texas McCoy got hurt so early. When he went out Texas has been in trouble big time offensively.

  • Bob Loblaw | January 7, 2010 at 10:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”371090″][quote comment=”371075″][quote comment=”371068″]Namath’s Pumas, all taped up…
    http://a.espncdn.com...
    http://media.photobu...
    And the story the photo’s from…
    http://barkingcarniv...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Ricko–those look like taped white spotbilts to me– do i need stronger glasses?[/quote]

    Namath–and a number of other Bama players—had worm Pumas all season long, and the season before that. At that time, Spot Bilt did not yet manufacturer a molded sole shoe. Removeable cleats, yes. Molded, no.

    Also, I’d followed Namath/Bama that season (when on TV and in available photos), and I watched the Orange Bowl game live. Closely. They were Pumas, just with more tape than he’d previously used.

    More photos, and some kid art…
    http://farm5.static....
    http://farm5.static....
    http://farm3.static....
    http://farm5.static....

    —Ricko

    —Ricko[/quote]
    You got me!

    I noticed the colored band around the ankle and immediately made the connection to spot bilt.

    On yet another tangent: to this date, I still cannot believe Joe Willie played his college ball in Tuscaloosa. Stunning really

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 10:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”371194″][quote comment=”371176″][quote comment=”371174″]
    A 16-team playoff doesn’t guarantee, “Hot damn, those games are all gonna be dandies.”[/quote]

    nor does 34 bowls[/quote]

    Playoffs are not about finding dandies. They take the subjectivity out of determining the champion.

    Crazy to let voters and coaches choose the best teams.

    Playoffs work in every other level of football. They would work and fans would love them in 1A[/quote]
    on the field performance determines everything in the old bowl system, or the bcs system except who plays for the title, which is a useless commodity anyway.

  • Ricko | January 7, 2010 at 10:52 pm |

    “But,” said this year’s Gator fan, a mournful tear coming to his eye, “that stupid conference playoff cost ‘us’ and Tim Tebow any shot ‘we’ had at ‘our’ rightful place in the BCS title game.”

    Get ready for a lot of that kind of endless whining in a 16-team playoff format.

    Or this from #14 or so in any given year…
    “We deserved to go a lot a farther but the refs really jobbed us in our 47-10 first-round loss.”

    I’d rather hear more teams be able to say they ended with a bowl win than listen to the fans of 15 of the Top 16 weep about how they lost—again this year—their final game.

    God, that would get old in a hurry.

    —Ricko

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 10:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”371196″][quote comment=”371191″][quote comment=”371187″][quote comment=”371182″]I’m looking at logistics, finances and, frankly, reality.
    If it were so damn uncomplicated, and such a blessing, and made them all so much money…don’t you think they’d have done it a long time ago?

    —Ricko[/quote]
    you forgot one thing mothervilker, put ’em all back on new years day, so i can just have one day of overload rather then this drawn out week of one game a night. orange bowl should have been opposite the sugar, etc.
    Wait, we still talking sports, or helathcare? ;)[/quote]

    I know you kid, but anyone who doesn’t know those all are very real aspects of revising things in NCAA football truly doesn’t see anything but the view of the TV from their couch.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yeah, I’m kidding. I know it’s not easy, and there are a lot of factors involved. I still think it can be done, though. Problem is, you get people so entrenched that they fall back on the injuries/grades B.S. instead of admitting the stuff you mention. If both sides stopped all the spin, then there might be a chance for a bowl-friendly playoff.

    Actually, I like about half of the bowls. I just don’t believe a 7th place team in a conference or a 6-6 team deserves a bowl. FSU was a nice story, but really they should have been at home.

    Just get it down to about 15 bowls. That covers all the Top 25 teams plus a few others. Get rid of the corporate-sounding names, add the possibility of an Undefeated Bowl the following week if you still have two undefeated teams and I’d be just as happy as I would with a playoff.[/quote]

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 11:01 pm |

    i hate when that happens…
    you forgot one thing mothervilker, put ‘em all back on new years day, so i can just have one day of overload rather then this drawn out week of one game a night. orange bowl should have been opposite the sugar, etc.

  • Bob Loblaw | January 7, 2010 at 11:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”371114″][quote comment=”371066″][quote comment=”371061″]That 1982 Cotton Bowl was Texas v. Alabama. Interesting that it showed up here today.[/quote]

    And many, many years ago, the AFL’s first step toward acceptance began when Alabama’s Joe Namath, wearing Puma soccer shoes to keep from catching a longer football cleat and further damaging his soon-to-be-famous bad knees, lit up the Orange Bowl on national TV…against, yes, Texas.

    It was, quite honestly, the night his “star power” (which Jets owner and entertainment mogul Sonny Werblin recognized and coveted) really took hold nationally. And made him the prize catch for the AFL.

    For uni geeks, it marked the first national discussion of soccer shoes as viable for football…plus Joe Willie had ’em so covered with white training tape that announcers did–and still mistakenly do–sometimes speak of him wearing “white shoes” that night.

    One other aspect: The top WR for Texas in the game was George Sauer, Jr., who would join Namath with the Jets and have a standout performance in SB III…and we all know what THAT game meant to pro football history.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Two of the coolest cats in NY sports history, Joe Namath and Walt Frazier, http://www.georgiaen... wore Pumas. Huh. I knew “Clyde” did, but I never knew Joe Willie did.[/quote]
    Puma even put out a shoe w/ Clydes name on them… I remember those too well, they were the first ‘non-cheapo’ sneaker i got from my folks…. after much whinging as you can imagine. Man, I really loved those kicks!

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 11:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”371202″]i hate when that happens…
    you forgot one thing mothervilker, put ‘em all back on new years day, so i can just have one day of overload rather then this drawn out week of one game a night. orange bowl should have been opposite the sugar, etc.[/quote]

    Mixed feelings on that one. I’d like NYD being special again (the Winter Classic may not agree), but sometimes the overlap is a problem. Like this year, when I wanted to tape Penn State and WVU, but they were playing at the same time.

  • aflfan | January 7, 2010 at 11:09 pm |

    In my opinion we need a playoff. What we have now is nothing more then the NCAA version of Olympic figure skating. We have five school that did the same rotinue perfectly and two got to go the the National Championship game because they got 10’s from a couple of judges while the other school got 8.5’s.

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 11:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”371203″]
    Puma even put out a shoe w/ Clydes name on them… I remember those too well, they were the first ‘non-cheapo’ sneaker i got from my folks…. after much whinging as you can imagine. Man, I really loved those kicks![/quote]

    shit man…me too

    after years of wearing PF flyers, pro keds and whatever shit my mom felt was ‘orthopedically correct,’ i finally got a pair of these bad boys in grade school

    of course, 90% of the class already had em, so it was more a question of fitting in than being a trend setter, but dammit, i loved those

  • rpm | January 7, 2010 at 11:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”371205″]In my opinion we need a playoff. What we have now is nothing more then the NCAA version of Olympic figure skating. We have five school that did the same rotinue perfectly and two got to go the the National Championship game because they got 10’s from a couple of judges while the other school got 8.5’s.[/quote]

    so what’s the problem? get rid of the title game. what is the hang~up with number one? every other game is determined by how you do in your conference, there is no figure skating about it. and when alabama wins this game/playoff, will the world be different tomorrow because they were crowned the champ, are you really going to loose sleep over it? who cares about number one? it’s college football, colt is not even playing because he does not want to jeopardize his career according to the sideline reporter, evidently it does not matter. i think i get enough entertainment from these 20 year old kids already.

    jim~
    you’re one crazy mothervilker worried about taping a game when you could hedge your bets against bad games. apples and oranges i guess.

  • JTH | January 7, 2010 at 11:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”371197″]It is a visually appealing game tonight with 2 of college football’s more traditional uniforms. Not a big fan of so much white but for some reason I have liked Texas uniforms and helmets.

    At least the jerseys have Texas on front and some stripes on the sleeves.

    Too bad for Texas McCoy got hurt so early. When he went out Texas has been in trouble big time offensively.[/quote]
    Uniforms? What are you on about, man? Can’t you see this is a discussion forum dedicated to the relative merits of an NCAA Division IA football playoff? This ain’t no place to be discussing uniforms. You need to pack that shit up and take it over to Uni Watch, pal.

    Oh, wait…

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 11:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”371206″][quote comment=”371203″]
    Puma even put out a shoe w/ Clydes name on them… I remember those too well, they were the first ‘non-cheapo’ sneaker i got from my folks…. after much whinging as you can imagine. Man, I really loved those kicks![/quote]

    shit man…me too

    after years of wearing PF flyers, pro keds and whatever shit my mom felt was ‘orthopedically correct,’ i finally got a pair of these bad boys in grade school

    of course, 90% of the class already had em, so it was more a question of fitting in than being a trend setter, but dammit, i loved those[/quote]

    I wanted an orange pair with a blue stripe. Never got them, though. I’m not usually a shoe person, but I always loved Pumas and Dr. J’s Converse All Stars.

  • LarryB | January 7, 2010 at 11:24 pm |

    Seems like Alabama’s helmets get scuffed up a lot more than Texas’s helmets

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 11:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”371207″]when alabama wins this game/playoff, will the world be different tomorrow because they were crowned the champ[/quote]

    i wonder how they’d do against boise

    /oh that’s right…we’ll never know

  • LarryB | January 7, 2010 at 11:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”371208″][quote comment=”371197″]It is a visually appealing game tonight with 2 of college football’s more traditional uniforms. Not a big fan of so much white but for some reason I have liked Texas uniforms and helmets.

    At least the jerseys have Texas on front and some stripes on the sleeves.

    Too bad for Texas McCoy got hurt so early. When he went out Texas has been in trouble big time offensively.[/quote]
    Uniforms? What are you on about, man? Can’t you see this is a discussion forum dedicated to the relative merits of an NCAA Division IA football playoff? This ain’t no place to be discussing uniforms. You need to pack that shit up and take it over to Uni Watch, pal.

    Oh, wait…[/quote]

    LOLLOL Ya I know

  • Bob Loblaw | January 7, 2010 at 11:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”371206″][quote comment=”371203″]
    Puma even put out a shoe w/ Clydes name on them… I remember those too well, they were the first ‘non-cheapo’ sneaker i got from my folks…. after much whinging as you can imagine. Man, I really loved those kicks![/quote]

    shit man…me too

    after years of wearing PF flyers, pro keds and whatever shit my mom felt was ‘orthopedically correct,’ i finally got a pair of these bad boys in grade school

    of course, 90% of the class already had em, so it was more a question of fitting in than being a trend setter, but dammit, i loved those[/quote]

    Forever trying to fit… it’s what 7th grade was about! I had the white leather w/ gray suede ‘swoop’… looked all over for the white w/ black but those were sold out.

    I was cleaning those shoes every night for weeks!!

  • JTH | January 7, 2010 at 11:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”371206″][quote comment=”371203″]
    Puma even put out a shoe w/ Clydes name on them… I remember those too well, they were the first ‘non-cheapo’ sneaker i got from my folks…. after much whinging as you can imagine. Man, I really loved those kicks![/quote]

    shit man…me too

    after years of wearing PF flyers, pro keds and whatever shit my mom felt was ‘orthopedically correct,’ i finally got a pair of these bad boys in grade school

    of course, 90% of the class already had em, so it was more a question of fitting in than being a trend setter, but dammit, i loved those[/quote]
    I had a pair like that. Maybe not exactly, but damn similar. Then I got a pair with yellow trim rather than white.

    It was probably 1981 or so and unlike your class where 90% of the kids were wearing them, I may have been the only kid in my entire school who was. Everyone else was wearing Nike, New Balance or Adidas. GASS was the brand of choice for non-athletic shoes.

  • LarryB | January 7, 2010 at 11:35 pm |

    When every other level of football and even high schools have working playoffs you know something is wrong with the picture.

    why do anti playoff people have so many hypothetical negative scenarios about if 1A ever had a playoff?

    College football would survive in 1A with a playoff. Why worry so much about what ifs

    What is so terribly wrong about wanting to see a champion determined on the field just like every single other level of football does it.

    Hookem Horns Texas just scores

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 11:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”371213″]
    Forever trying to fit… it’s what 7th grade was about! I had the white leather w/ gray suede ‘swoop’… looked all over for the white w/ black but those were sold out.

    I was cleaning those shoes every night for weeks!![/quote]

    when my blue suedes finally wore out…my replacement pair was…wait for it … these

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 11:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”371211″][quote comment=”371207″]when alabama wins this game/playoff, will the world be different tomorrow because they were crowned the champ[/quote]

    i wonder how they’d do against boise

    /oh that’s right…we’ll never know[/quote]

    You ain’t been down to Alabama, have you, boy?

    Neither have I, but they take this stuff seriously. I’ve heard of families who don’t put up a Christmas tree if the Tide loses to Auburn. Not saying I find that normal behavior, but apparently some do.

    You’re assuming ‘Bama wins. We got a ballgame now!

  • LI Phil | January 7, 2010 at 11:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”371217″]You ain’t been down to Alabama, have you, boy?
    [/quote]

    boy?

    and i guess this is normal christmas behavior

  • JimV19 | January 7, 2010 at 11:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”371218″][quote comment=”371217″]You ain’t been down to Alabama, have you, boy?
    [/quote]

    boy?

    and i guess this is normal christmas behavior[/quote]

    That was directed towards Robert’s “Will the world be different tomorrow because they were crowned the champ?”

    And the photo shows extra special Christmas behavior. I didn’t break out the stripes this year.

  • Johnny O | January 8, 2010 at 12:01 am |

    Roll Tide! Love the gloves:

    http://s147.photobuc...

  • Bob Loblaw | January 8, 2010 at 12:02 am |

    [quote comment=”371216″][quote comment=”371213″]
    Forever trying to fit… it’s what 7th grade was about! I had the white leather w/ gray suede ‘swoop’… looked all over for the white w/ black but those were sold out.

    I was cleaning those shoes every night for weeks!![/quote]

    when my blue suedes finally wore out…my replacement pair was…wait for it … these[/quote]

    Ugh! No way!

    ‘cept I don’t recall the black trim/interior–this is going back to ’78-79 so you might have a second incarnation of the Clyde

  • LI Phil | January 8, 2010 at 12:04 am |

    [quote comment=”371221″][quote comment=”371216″][quote comment=”371213″]
    Forever trying to fit… it’s what 7th grade was about! I had the white leather w/ gray suede ‘swoop’… looked all over for the white w/ black but those were sold out.

    I was cleaning those shoes every night for weeks!![/quote]

    when my blue suedes finally wore out…my replacement pair was…wait for it … these[/quote]

    Ugh! No way!

    ‘cept I don’t recall the black trim/interior–this is going back to ’78-79 so you might have a second incarnation of the Clyde[/quote]

    well, that’s all i found in my quick search of teh interwebs

    i think they didn’t have it…definitely the correct time frame…got my blue suedes in the fall of 77, and the white leathers in the spring of 78

  • matt in cleveland | January 8, 2010 at 12:19 am |

    feel soory for the rose bowl they are gonna have to tear up that field again to get the alabama stentch out of it

  • whiteray | January 8, 2010 at 12:38 am |

    [quote comment=”371169″][quote comment=”371165″]The 50th anniversary of anything would be celebrated fifty years after the first version of the event. Thus, 1948-98 would have been correct. If the game were celebrating its 50th occurence, it would have been wrong. For example, 2010 will be the 50th season for the Minnesota Twins, as their first season was 1961. But their 50th anniversary should celebrated 50 years after the first season, in 2011.[/quote]

    It said 50th annual Bourbon Bowl. If the first was in 1948, the second would be 49, third 50 and tenth in 1957.[/quote]

    In your earlier post, you said the patch said “50th Anniversary.” Which was it? If it said “50th annual,” then yes, you are correct. If it said “anniversary,” well, my point stands.

  • ShaunT | January 8, 2010 at 12:59 am |

    [quote comment=”371185″]how many DII and DIII football powers like youngstown state or georgia state do we see on this list? but i do see some decent DI schools from bowl games. the myth that sub division players are all academics is bull. are there more people like that? yes, but let’s not lump them all together any more then you should DI players.[/quote]

    i wouldnt really call georgia state a powerhouse just yet… maybe next year when they HAVE a football team, but not this year no

    /sarcasm

  • ShaunT | January 8, 2010 at 1:18 am |

    [quote comment=\”371207\”]

    so what\’s the problem? get rid of the title game. what is the hang~up with number one? every other game is determined by how you do in your conference, there is no figure skating about it. and when alabama wins this game/playoff, will the world be different tomorrow because they were crowned the champ, are you really going to loose sleep over it? who cares about number one? it\’s college football, colt is not even playing because he does not want to jeopardize his career according to the sideline reporter, evidently it does not matter. i think i get enough entertainment from these 20 year old kids already.
    [/quote]

    all the \”hang up\” on the NC game is because this is sports. champions get crowned. thats the point. if there was no one \”best\” team, then what is the point of playing the sport at all? why keep score? this coming football season, every team in the nation is going to be looking at alabama with a big target on their back because they were the best team this year, sort of. by saying no to a playoff, you are essentially telling boise state that they will never win a national championship. why do you think kelly left cincinnati and cost that team a chance to make some noise in the BCS? because if kelly goes undefeated in three years at notre dame like he did with cincy, he WILL be in the NC game. its not fair to the smaller schools who never get a chance. i will say again, a 16 team playoff is way too much. rpm you saw the playoff idea i have, better than a \”sweet 16\”.

    Ricko- re your florida fan thing- there will always, ALWAYS be fans of one school or another that bitch and moan about the officiating costing them, it happening in the early round of a playoff or in the bowl game, it doesnt matter.

  • rpm | January 8, 2010 at 1:50 am |

    jim~i’ve been to bama, no comment, i’ll let them have their night.

    larry~i don’t think you understand, i don’t care who wins, and i suckle at the college football teet as much as anybody. i enjoy the other games, but i only “care” about what my school does, and i don’t care if a tourney, or voters, or whomever says they are #1 or 10 as long as they beat the scUM, win the conference, and go to the rose bowl. in that scenario they won an on the field championship, and earned the right to play in a bonus game of significance that i can get excited about. national champ…yawn, that is for the espn talking heads, and people that don’t have a dog in the fight.

    Shaun~ yes your idea is good as far as playoffs go, but i still don’t need it. as far as targets on backs, every conference’s real on the field winner has a target, and the NC(real or perceived) will have the target. but who says i don’t keep score? i have stitched sweaters that would make your eyes pop with documentation about such things, i just don’t care about the ultimate national #1, it carries little weight to me.

    as for the sarcastic comments that this is not uni related~ why must we always fall on that sword? nobody was stopped from making comments about uniforms, but it is “title” night, and an apt discussion for people to have that also have a like fetish. how do people who have a uni fetish feel about a playoff? well now we know. if alabama’s helmets are more scuffed we can discuss that too. besides, to everyone’s joy, i am retiring from the comments, going back to just reading, we will both be happier for it.

    but on the way out…about a year and a half ago i was eating chilaquiles hungover at a mexican diner with the pineapple reading the paper when i noticed that MSU was getting 4 and the hook against NW. i said to her, if i had a house, it would be a mortal lock on sparty. she yawned, and told me about a show at a gallery, but eventually we decided that we would each take 5 games a week $100 of monopoly money on each game(with juice). sort of like when they have the chimp pick the stocks against an expert. that week last year i went 1~4, but sparty won going away, and we wound up tied after the bowls. tell you what, she is as observant as anybody when it comes to this site’s fetish too, and it turned out it was a nice way to connect on something living in different cities that was beyond the mundane day to day complaints about life/work/etc that can plague a long distance phone call relationship.[editor’s note: with regards to that initial NW-MSU game, she was a top 15 finalist of 150 candidates for NW’s MFA program the year before, 8 would be accepted. although she did not know it yet, the day after the final decision was made, but a month before she found out she was in the final cut ,she held one of the professor’s hair as this woman puked in the public toilet down the hall from my studio. apparently this nut had it for a painter down the hall, and when her drunken banging on his door didn’t yield results, pineapple helped her out. when she later found out she didn’t get in, i am sure she wished she would have plunged this woman’s head in the “drink” that night, but she also gained her 1st ncaa football enemy, the northwestern wildcats] but i digress, this year we put a gene & georgetti dinner on the proceedings, same deal, 5 games 100 ea. with juice every week, except the stakes were upped to 500 for the army navy game, and 500 for 5 bowl games, looks like i am buying…
    pineapple 41-33-2 (+590)
    moose 32-43-1 (-1350)
    …proof positive that i don’t know shit

    and with that non uni related comment, sweet dreams

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 2:13 am |

    [quote comment=”371219″][quote comment=”371218″][quote comment=”371217″]You ain’t been down to Alabama, have you, boy?
    [/quote]

    boy?

    and i guess this is normal christmas behavior[/quote]

    That was directed towards Robert’s “Will the world be different tomorrow because they were crowned the champ?”

    And the photo shows extra special Christmas behavior. I didn’t break out the stripes this year.[/quote]

    And the “boy” was my written attempt at a Southern accent. Nothing personal, guys.

  • Jeremy Brahm | January 8, 2010 at 12:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”371110″][quote comment=”371108″][quote comment=”371099″]A Global World Series between U.S. and Japan?
    Already Selig’s being criticized for leaving out the Dominican Republic and others. Not defending the idea at all, but apparently they don’t realize Bud’s talking about intact teams representing professional leagues.

    (Just imagine Crash Davis prepping Nuke LaLoosh. “Wax on, wax off, Meat.”)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    We already had it in 1971, when the Orioles (losing to the Pirates in the World Series) faced the Japanese champions, the Yomiuri Giants.

    The Orioles compile a record of 12-2-4 on the tour.[/quote]

    Think this might be more than one of those “tours” from back then.

    This story broke today (or did you know what I meant?)…
    http://sports.espn.g...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Ricko it was a tour, but the Yomiuri newspaper who owns the Giants were expecting that the Orioles, who were the World Series champs in 1970, would be repeating and coming to Japan to face the Giants (and other teams), but the Giants were in the midst of their 9 straight Japan Series championships and corporate was going to sell this tour as a “Real World Series.” Even though the Orioles lost to the Pirates, they kept playing and dominated the games.