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Thank God That’s Over With (or: Only 41 Days to Pitchers and Catchers)

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Man, ya think the BCS logo decal on Alabama’s helmet last night was big enough? It was freakin’ huge. It looked smaller on the Texas helmets, but I think that’s because the decal had a thick white border that didn’t show up against the white Texas shell.

In other news from last night’s game:

• Mark Ingram had some serious TV number issues in the first half. Lots of additional views here.

• Ingram wasn’t the only ’Bama player with this problem, as you can see in this shot of Marcell Dareus.

• Love the rickrack on the Texas marching band. (Don’t know what rickrack is? Look here.)

• Now that he’s won a title with Alabama, Nick Saban will coach the Longhorns. Okay, not really. That photo is from an old-timer’s event when he was with the Dolphins.

• Apparently nobody at Nike realized that the Alabama riflery gloves look like a shout-out to Alcoholics Anonymous.

Best uniform of the night.

(Special thanks to Jon Beckmann, Michael Tucci, Jeremiah McElwain, Chris Smith, and Chad Todd for their screen shot and contributions.)

ebay

Help pay off my mortgage: Actually, I don’t have a mortgage, so change that to “Help me buy cat food.” Either way, the idea is that you should bid on these records I’m selling on eBay. Anyone who bids on the Frogs LP gets a free subscription to Honcho, no extra charge, whoop-whoop!

Uni Watch News Ticker: Nike has made new boots for Supercross champ James Stewart (with thanks to Sean Clancy). … This should make everyone’s day: mini helmet buggies! They’re from Tom Turner‘s collection. … Killer exhibit of 50 vintage matchbooks here (with thanks to Jeremiah Allen). … Chad Bengal is planning to wear Chris Henry tribute gloves for the playoffs. … Hmmm, purple apparently causes spelling errors (with thanks to Travis McGuire. … Yesterday I asked if anyone knew about swimmers’ athletic supporters. “They were like regular athletic supporters except that the waistbands were very narrow, as were the leg holders, so as to be unobtrusive under a tight, short swimsuit,” explains Scott Dyche. “Not sure when men’s swimsuits started sewing in liners, which made these unnecessary.” … Love this 1935 Oklahoma semi-pro baseball team portrait (nice find by Jordan Guthmann). … The bird’s nest stadium in Beijing, originally used for the 2008 Summer Olympics, is now hosting a winter festival — nice (with thanks to Nathan Haas). … If the Cincy Bearcats can break out the white helmets, why not the Cincy Reds? (As forwarded by Liberty Bowman.) … BYU guard Jimmer Fredette wore a long-sleeve tee under his jersey on Weds. night, due to a body rash he’d developed as an allergic reaction to medication (with thanks to Bryan Bateman). … Also from Bryan: “The MWC has decided that its refs will wear grey shirts with thin black stripes on them for conference games this year.” You can see one of the refs in the background of this photo, and the new jerseys are described on the fifth page of this PDF. … The Hunstville Havoc — a minor league hockey team — will be wearing very tasteful jerseys to raise cash for the local ICU. “Believe it or not, those are more tasteful than the jerseys they wore last season for the same event,” says Stuart Greenlee. … New practice jersey patch — as if anyone really cares — for the Ravens (with thanks to Jack Krabbe). … If you watch this 1979 Redskins/Cardinals footage, you’ll see that the Cards were wearing a huge black sleeveband. “I’m guessing it was in memoriam for J.V. Cain, who had died of heart failure during training camp,” says Steve May. Of course, today’s NFL teams can’t wear sleevebands, because they no longer have sleeves. … Matt Holliday is switching uni numbers (with thanks to Patrick Karraker). … Here’s another high school hoops team with nothing but uni numbers on their jersey. “The team is the Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers,” says Joel Hackler. “The only thing to determine the school is the diamond on the pants with the letters ‘HAHS’ (Hoopeston Area High School).” … Hey look, it turns out there IS a good reason to watch the Pro Bowl: Look how Kris Jenkins introduced himself in the first few seconds of this clip (genius find by Andrew Wagner). … The man who designed Bucco Bruce, Lamar Sparkman, has passed away. … You know how NFL coaches have been wearing those idiotic shirts with the conference or division printed in some annoying way on the shirt? Reebok is now marketing an NHL version of the same concept (with thanks to TJ). … Scott Novosel has envisioned a set of Uni Watch trading cards. And while I never thought about it before, that would actually be pretty cool — just about any uni-related happening that we document here on the site could get its own card. Hmmmm. … Robert Marshall has really been outdoing himself lately. Check out this bobbleraised buttons on the jersey! Love the belt buckle, too. … Tyler Kepner has written a very good article about the Expos, and the first two grafs should appeal to all of us here.

 

176 comments to Thank God That’s Over With (or: Only 41 Days to Pitchers and Catchers)

  • Thomas Clark | January 8, 2010 at 8:22 am |

    The guy that jumped on to the field was merely showing support for the Washington Wizards two-color unis. He wants them brought back.

  • Mike Engle | January 8, 2010 at 8:28 am |

    The inaugural set of trading cards can include Adam Dunn and Ryan Zimmerman of the Washington Natinals and NYR’s Wayne Gretkzy (sic).

  • Yostal | January 8, 2010 at 8:28 am |

    Long time reader, first time stander-upper:

    I know from reading UniWatch that Texas has an outline of the State of Texas on the back of their helmets, which features stars in the location of each campus for each Texas school Texas beat during the year (and sometimes Oklahoma):

    But last night, I saw a cluster of decals under the state outline (sorry it’s not closer) and I was wondering what it was, if anyone knew?

    Thanks! 239 days until September 4.

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | January 8, 2010 at 8:29 am |

    Regarding those NHL shirts with the Conference Names on them, well, I still prefer the Prince of Wales and Clarence S. Campbell names for them. Now those names would make those shirts look much better.

  • Bernard | January 8, 2010 at 8:33 am |

    Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers? It’s only 8:30, and my day’s already been made.

    Can you buy Cornjerker apparel? Yes you can:
    http://www.cornjerke...

  • Big AB | January 8, 2010 at 8:48 am |

    Instead of helping you pay for your cat food / mortgage, when do we find out who won the pre-xmas raffles you had us send an email to?

  • Joe Hilseberg | January 8, 2010 at 8:56 am |

    “New practice jersey patch — as if anyone really cares — for the Ravens”

    I’ll take their crazy patches 100 times out of 100 as long as they aren’t corporate sponsors!

    Anyone know where I can get one????

  • Thomas Clark | January 8, 2010 at 8:57 am |

    [quote comment=”371234″]Instead of helping you pay for your cat food / mortgage, when do we find out who won the pre-xmas raffles you had us send an email to?[/quote]

    They were announced on Christmas Day:

    http://www.uniwatchb...

  • lose remerswaal | January 8, 2010 at 9:07 am |

    [quote comment=”371233″]Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers? It’s only 8:30, and my day’s already been made.

    Can you buy Cornjerker apparel? Yes you can:
    http://www.cornjerke...

    But what (or how?) is a Cornjerker?

  • Tardis Doctor | January 8, 2010 at 9:10 am |

    Good article about the Expos, but very sad at the same time. My favorite SI cover of all time is the one from 1983 that had Dawson and Dave Stieb on it. The Jays and Expos were both in first and it was the first speculation about that dream All-Canadian World Series. Sadly, MLB took a Gary Bettman-like approach to Montreal. Ah, what could have been.

    Out of curiosity, didn’t Carter have issues with going in as an Expo? He says the right things here, but I seem to recall he was wanting a Mets hat on his plaque. Or am I misremembering?

    Ben

  • Jeremy Brahm | January 8, 2010 at 9:10 am |

    Scott Novosel has envisioned a set of Uni Watch trading cards. And while I never thought about it before, that would actually be pretty cool — just about any uni-related happening that we document here on the site could get its own card. Hmmmm.

    If you use the Y with the lines, it goes in front of the 5. If you use the kanji it goes after the 5.

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • TommyD | January 8, 2010 at 9:10 am |

    from yesterday and the day before

    http://farm3.static....

    Now, I’ve never been there, but I’ve seen it on TV and photos enough to deduce that this picture is NOT in the LA Coliseum as the caption implies

    anyone agree?
    perhaps it’s old wrigley field in LA?
    it was much easier to snow the public back then I assume…

  • Broadway Connie | January 8, 2010 at 9:13 am |

    [quote comment=”371229″]The guy that jumped on to the field was merely showing support for the Washington Wizards two-color unis. He wants them brought back.[/quote]

    What a look, huh?

    And let’s tip a hat to the Alabama uni. Even with all the logo-creep clutter, it remains a classy look.

    A word or two regarding swimsuits and jockstraps. I was a competition-level youth swimmer back in the Paleolithic Era of the late ’50s and early ’60s and remember the athletic supporter context referred to today by Paul, quoting reader Scott Dyche:

    “…They were like regular athletic supporters except that the waistbands were very narrow, as were the leg holders, so as to be unobtrusive under a tight, short swimsuit,” explains Scott Dyche. “Not sure when men’s swimsuits started sewing in liners, which made these unnecessary.” …

    The prime motivation that my buddies and I had for wearing swimsuit-appropriate jockstraps was to suppress (somewhat) evidence of sexual arousal. To wear a Speedo in the presence of a cute girl, or even a plain girl, come to think of it, was to risk a shameful, undisguisable protuberance. No mere liner could deal with this problem, Scott. We would jettison the jockstrap for competition events, but it was de rigeur for casual time poolside. By the age of 17 or so, some of us had developed sufficient control over our tumescent tendencies that we would risk jock-less lounging. But at 14 or 15? Yikes!

  • MPowers1634 | January 8, 2010 at 9:16 am |

    [quote comment=”371237″][quote comment=”371233″]Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers? It’s only 8:30, and my day’s already been made.

    Can you buy Cornjerker apparel? Yes you can:
    http://www.cornjerke...

    But what (or how?) is a Cornjerker?[/quote]

    It is way too early!

  • Paul Lukas | January 8, 2010 at 9:17 am |

    [quote comment=”371238″]Out of curiosity, didn’t Carter have issues with going in as an Expo? He says the right things here, but I seem to recall he was wanting a Mets hat on his plaque. Or am I misremembering?[/quote]

    Your memory is correct. Carter, ever the me-first douchebag, was concerned that the Expos were about to move, or be folded, and that having his Hall stature associated with a non-existent team would limit his promotional opportunities. Here’s his quote, from 2003:

    “If the Expos are no longer in existence, how is that going to be beneficial to me and my family?”

    After taking a lot of heat for that line, he backtracked and said he was fine with the Expos cap, but his true colors had already shown. Asshole.

  • Jordan Sogn | January 8, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment=”371231″]Long time reader, first time stander-upper:

    I know from reading UniWatch that Texas has an outline of the State of Texas on the back of their helmets, which features stars in the location of each campus for each Texas school Texas beat during the year (and sometimes Oklahoma):

    But last night, I saw a cluster of decals under the state outline (sorry it’s not closer) and I was wondering what it was, if anyone knew?

    Thanks! 239 days until September 4.[/quote]

    I always thought Texas only had a star on their helmet to indicate where Autin was located…interesting.
    I agree on the count down…I can’t wait until college football kicks off next fall!

  • Broadway Connie | January 8, 2010 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”371243″][quote comment=”371238″]Out of curiosity, didn’t Carter have issues with going in as an Expo? He says the right things here, but I seem to recall he was wanting a Mets hat on his plaque. Or am I misremembering?[/quote]

    Your memory is correct. Carter, ever the me-first douchebag, was concerned that the Expos were about to move, or be folded, and that having his Hall stature associated with a non-existent team would limit his promotional opportunities. Here’s his quote, from 2003:

    “If the Expos are no longer in existence, how is that going to be beneficial to me and my family?”

    After taking a lot of heat for that line, he backtracked and said he was fine with the Expos cap, but his true colors had already shown. Asshole.[/quote]

    Yep.

  • MPowers1634 | January 8, 2010 at 9:20 am |

    It might just be me, but I have NOT like Bamas unis this year.

    The helmets and jerseys dont match.
    The jerseys look rather beaten up.
    The sleeveless look RUINS a classic look.

  • LI Phil | January 8, 2010 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”371243″]
    Your memory is correct. Carter, ever the me-first douchebag

    Asshole.[/quote]

    lets hope this is as close he ever comes to shea

  • Komet17 | January 8, 2010 at 9:35 am |

    [quote comment=”371233″]Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers? It’s only 8:30, and my day’s already been made.

    Can you buy Cornjerker apparel? Yes you can:
    http://www.cornjerke...

    Hey, we love the Cornjerkers around here (the greater Champaign-Urbana area of East Central Illinois). We have a number of great high school nicknames here: the Fisher Bunnies, the Teutopolis Wooden Shoes, the Atwood-Hammond Rajahs, and the Effingham Flaming Hearts, for instance.

  • PL4 | January 8, 2010 at 9:38 am |

    Personally, I’d love to see Andre Dawson go into the HOF as an Expo. He meant a lot to that team. And, after Buddy Selig and friends kicked them to the curb, this would be a nice, if very small, tribute to baseball in Montreal.

  • Komet17 | January 8, 2010 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”371237″][quote comment=”371233″]Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers? It’s only 8:30, and my day’s already been made.

    Can you buy Cornjerker apparel? Yes you can:
    http://www.cornjerke...

    But what (or how?) is a Cornjerker?[/quote]

    Here you go (from the Wikipedia):

    In a time before modern machinery, when work was done by hand and horsepower was measured in mules, sweet corn was pulled or jerked from the stalk. The leaves were shucked off and the golden ears were thrown in a wooden wagon pulled by a team of mules. This was Cornjerking, In other parts of the United States, this harvesting process may have been known as corn snapping, corn shucking, or corn husking. The many laborers who walked the fields to harvest the crops were called Cornjerkers.

  • scott | January 8, 2010 at 9:40 am |

    To be fair to Gary Carter, he did say “my heart is torn between both ballclubs” after his election.

  • Justin Walsh | January 8, 2010 at 9:41 am |

    The BCS title game featured two teams with some beautiful uni’s, and it was a great site to see. Bama has one of the best uni’s in the game in my opinion.

  • Gretchen | January 8, 2010 at 9:41 am |

    Check out the jacket Nick Saban is wearing:
    http://msnbcmedia3.m...

    Not seeing it for sale here:
    http://www.collegefo...

    … but I’m amazed at the number of “national champion” items already available.

  • Yostal | January 8, 2010 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=\”371244\”]
    I always thought Texas only had a star on their helmet to indicate where Austin was located…interesting.

    I agree on the count down…I can\’t wait until college football kicks off next fall![/quote]

    For those wondering, I found Paul\’s original article (search for \”location of Austin\” and you\’re right there.)

  • Lew Holst | January 8, 2010 at 9:49 am |

    I think the most amazing thing about Alabama’s win last night was the ability for the Tide to win the national championship by beating teams wearing white on white on white in back-to-back games (since Florida wore the white helmets in the SEC championship game).

    The white-white-white is the most classic look in college sports, and teams always seem to play best when they are wearing it.

    I wonder when the last time a team was able to accomplish the back-to-back against white-white-white for a national championship. I think it also says a lot about how great a job Nick Satan did this year.

  • JTH | January 8, 2010 at 9:53 am |

    On my way in to work this morning, I noticed purple salt on the sidewalks outside the building.

    Clearly, the maintenance guys are Ravens fans.

  • Teebz | January 8, 2010 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”371232″]Regarding those NHL shirts with the Conference Names on them, well, I still prefer the Prince of Wales and Clarence S. Campbell names for them. Now those names would make those shirts look much better.[/quote]

    As much as I’d prefer that as well, this has to one of the dumbest ideas Rbk has come up with since “8% faster”.

    Every single coach in hockey wears a suit. The trainers and equipment guys all wear light team logo-adorned jackets.

    If this is simply a product for the fans, this is product destined for failure.

  • EarlCampbell | January 8, 2010 at 9:54 am |

    Did anyone notice the pre-game segment of a previous Texas-Bama bowl meeting (1982 Cotton Bowl) showed UT jerseys to be a much redder shade of burnt orange?

  • John T | January 8, 2010 at 9:54 am |

    for all of the Wes Welker fans here the other day…

    http://www.theonion....

  • Teebz | January 8, 2010 at 9:56 am |

    [quote comment=”371246″]It might just be me, but I have NOT like Bamas unis this year.[/quote]

    I might just be me, but proof-reading might be in order. ;o)

  • JTH | January 8, 2010 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”371248″][quote comment=”371233″]Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers? It’s only 8:30, and my day’s already been made.

    Can you buy Cornjerker apparel? Yes you can:
    http://www.cornjerke...

    Hey, we love the Cornjerkers around here (the greater Champaign-Urbana area of East Central Illinois). We have a number of great high school nicknames here: the Fisher Bunnies, the Teutopolis Wooden Shoes, the Atwood-Hammond Rajahs, and the Effingham Flaming Hearts, for instance.[/quote]
    Excuse me, waitress, where’s Effingham?

    It’s right there under your effing toast.

  • Gretchen | January 8, 2010 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”371253″]Check out the jacket Nick Saban is wearing:
    http://msnbcmedia3.m...

    Not seeing it for sale here:
    http://www.collegefo...

    Correction – jacket seen here:
    http://nbcsports.msn...
    … but I’m amazed at the number of “national champion” items already available.[/quote]

  • interlockingtc | January 8, 2010 at 10:01 am |

    I wonder what the uni-obsessed/logo obsessed kid (or, maybe, kids) on that team, or student body, think of having such a non-descript uniform?

    As one who wore a similarly blank uniform in high school, it bothered me.

    Then again, maybe the coach, or athletic director, saw what his/her options were, opted for extreme, stark minimalism… and made the right choice.

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”371258″]Did anyone notice the pre-game segment of a previous Texas-Bama bowl meeting (1982 Cotton Bowl) showed UT jerseys to be a much redder shade of burnt orange?[/quote]

    There were many years there when Texas wore an orange much more like the Browns and Orioles (see photos of Texas vs. Notre Dame and Theismann in the Cotton Bowl, for example).

    It was Oklahoma State that wore the more Burnt Orange back then…with a black helmet.

    —Ricko

  • Bob Loblaw | January 8, 2010 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”371247″][quote comment=”371243″]
    Your memory is correct. Carter, ever the me-first douchebag

    Asshole.[/quote]

    lets hope this is as close he ever comes to shea[/quote]
    Or ShittyField for that matter.

  • shadoquad | January 8, 2010 at 10:25 am |

    Ticker Typo

    Huntsville, not “Hunstville” Havoc

  • Squiddie | January 8, 2010 at 10:27 am |

    Wouldn’t white batting helmets be throwbacks in Cincinnati?

  • leon | January 8, 2010 at 10:27 am |

    Much to be thankful for in today’s product:
    Youtube of Skins/Cards from ’79:
    RFK
    Skins in burgundy at home (pre-Gibbs)
    I enjoyed the mix of George Allen-era leftovers and pre-Gibbs future stars.
    “Lightnin'” Buggs
    In the first play on the hurry-up, John Riggins shown leaving the game and not returning.
    Pardee coaching, although couldn’t see if had his usual cup of ice he crunched on during the game.
    Anyway, enough waxing nostalgic, I also learned an important new word today: “tumescent”. (Bet you thought I was going to say “Cornjerkers”).

    Finally, not to piss in anyone’s Wheaties, but the Skins helmet depicted in the mini cart scene has 3 white stripes which I don’t believe ever occurred on the real things. I know this is nit-picky as hell but we do seek pathologically error-free info here. BTW, that vignette contained 4 of the 5 teams from the old nfc east and i flashed on some sort of Mr. bill thing with drew brees portraying the man of clay.

    done now.

  • Teebz | January 8, 2010 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”371257″]
    If this is simply a product for the fans, this is product destined for failure.[/quote]

    Stupid strikethru ate my comment.

    The missing portion after the word “product” in strikethru was:
    “is 100% and make the fan 8% better”

    Damned HTML.

  • Bob Loblaw | January 8, 2010 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”371261″][quote comment=”371248″][quote comment=”371233″]Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers? It’s only 8:30, and my day’s already been made.

    Can you buy Cornjerker apparel? Yes you can:
    http://www.cornjerke...

    Hey, we love the Cornjerkers around here (the greater Champaign-Urbana area of East Central Illinois). We have a number of great high school nicknames here: the Fisher Bunnies, the Teutopolis Wooden Shoes, the Atwood-Hammond Rajahs, and the Effingham Flaming Hearts, for instance.[/quote]
    Excuse me, waitress, where’s Effingham?

    It’s right there under your effing toast.[/quote]
    http://sadtrombone.c...

  • Broadway Connie | January 8, 2010 at 10:29 am |

    [quote comment=”371261″][quote comment=”371248″][quote comment=”371233″]Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers? It’s only 8:30, and my day’s already been made.

    Can you buy Cornjerker apparel? Yes you can:
    http://www.cornjerke...

    Hey, we love the Cornjerkers around here (the greater Champaign-Urbana area of East Central Illinois). We have a number of great high school nicknames here: the Fisher Bunnies, the Teutopolis Wooden Shoes, the Atwood-Hammond Rajahs, and the Effingham Flaming Hearts, for instance.[/quote]
    Excuse me, waitress, where’s Effingham?

    It’s right there under your effing toast.[/quote]

    Awright!

  • leon | January 8, 2010 at 10:33 am |

    One other thing as relates to the youtube thing: for those who may care, sonny Jurgensen providing the color for that broadcast, which is odd for me after hearing he and sam huff do the radio broadcasts for all these years.

    ok

  • LI Phil | January 8, 2010 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”371266″][quote comment=”371247″][quote comment=”371243″]
    Your memory is correct. Carter, ever the me-first douchebag

    Asshole.[/quote]

    lets hope this is as close he ever comes to shea[/quote]
    Or ShittyField for that matter.[/quote]

    no

  • don d. | January 8, 2010 at 10:36 am |

    So what does Kris Jenkins say in that clip? It was too muddy for me to hear.

  • JTH | January 8, 2010 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”371275″]So what does Kris Jenkins say in that clip? It was too muddy for me to hear.[/quote]
    “Kris Jenkins — this jersey is too tight.”

  • Bob Sullivan | January 8, 2010 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”371257
    As much as I’d prefer that as well, this has to one of the dumbest ideas Rbk has come up with since “8% faster”.

    Every single coach in hockey wears a suit. The trainers and equipment guys all wear light team logo-adorned jackets.

    If this is simply a product for the fans, this is product destined for failure.[/quote]

    And why does everyone dress with jackets? Because it’s COLD when your 10 feet from the rink and not playing. I agree these are simply a lame attempt to market what is basically a shirt that, even if you wore it to the game, would be covered by another layer of some kind.

    And if I purchased one of these, I know several of my friends would always be bugging me to face South so that the shirt would be properly oriented.

    Bob Sullivan

  • JTH | January 8, 2010 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”371276″][quote comment=”371275″]So what does Kris Jenkins say in that clip? It was too muddy for me to hear.[/quote]
    “Kris Jenkins — this jersey is too tight.”[/quote]
    And y’know, I thought that sounded familiar.

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”371240″]from yesterday and the day before

    http://farm3.static....

    Now, I’ve never been there, but I’ve seen it on TV and photos enough to deduce that this picture is NOT in the LA Coliseum as the caption implies

    anyone agree?
    perhaps it’s old wrigley field in LA?
    it was much easier to snow the public back then I assume…[/quote]

    Not everything’s a plot.

    More likely either the cutlline writer didn’t know the difference (perhaps reasoned the input was wrong when it said Wrigley) or someone at the wire service thought, “Oh, Jesus, if we say they’re at Wrigley Field we’ll hear from every newspaper in the country, and we’ll spend all night explaining there’s a Wrigley Field in L..A., too, Just say it’s the Colosseum. No one really knows the difference, and it’ll be less hassle for us. Just a damn publicity photo anyway.”

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | January 8, 2010 at 10:58 am |

    [quote comment=”371279″]Not everything’s a plot.

    More likely either the cutlline writer didn’t know the difference (perhaps reasoned the input was wrong when it said Wrigley) or someone at the wire service thought, “Oh, Jesus, if we say they’re at Wrigley Field we’ll hear from every newspaper in the country, and we’ll spend all night explaining there’s a Wrigley Field in L..A., too, Just say it’s the Colosseum. No one really knows the difference, and it’ll be less hassle for us. Just a damn publicity photo anyway.”[/quote]

    except that it’s wrong

    if that was the rationale (and it very likely could be), why ID the building at all? why not just say “los angeles” instead of “wrigley field” or the “coliseum”?

    no one’s saying it’s a plot, but at UW we’re a bit anal about accuracy…and that photo cap ain’t accurate

    /just sayin’

    –30–

  • Ry Co 40 | January 8, 2010 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”371268″]Wouldn’t white batting helmets be throwbacks in Cincinnati?[/quote]

    of fauxbacks depending on who you ask. lol

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”371251″]To be fair to Gary Carter, he did say “my heart is torn between both ballclubs” after his election.[/quote]

    “My heart… my heart…is torn.”
    Gary Carter saying he has a heart instead of a thorax-ful of ego?
    (giggle, giggle, snort, giggle) That’s a funny joke, huh.

    Man, I’ll bet the rolling eyes in the room musta sounded like ball bearings in a lunch box.

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | January 8, 2010 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”371260″][quote comment=”371246″]It might just be me, but I have NOT like Bamas unis this year.[/quote]

    I might just be me, but proof-reading might be in order. ;o)[/quote]

    Be nice!

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”371280″][quote comment=”371279″]Not everything’s a plot.

    More likely either the cutlline writer didn’t know the difference (perhaps reasoned the input was wrong when it said Wrigley) or someone at the wire service thought, “Oh, Jesus, if we say they’re at Wrigley Field we’ll hear from every newspaper in the country, and we’ll spend all night explaining there’s a Wrigley Field in L..A., too, Just say it’s the Colosseum. No one really knows the difference, and it’ll be less hassle for us. Just a damn publicity photo anyway.”[/quote]

    except that it’s wrong

    if that was the rationale (and it very likely could be), why ID the building at all? why not just say “los angeles” instead of “wrigley field” or the “coliseum”?

    no one’s saying it’s a plot, but at UW we’re a bit anal about accuracy…and that photo cap ain’t accurate

    /just sayin’

    –30–[/quote]

    First off, the Dodgers almost certainly didn’t write the cutline. They submitted something, sure, but the Wire Service decided the final content. Always did, always do.

    Saying again…
    Likely the cutline writer thought he was correcting it because he didn’t know about Wrigley in L.A. and thought it was a mistake

    or…(and this was kind of a joke, actually, but such things happened)

    Wire Service style required a location ID, and the desk editor possibly figured he would rather say “Oops” tomorrow than spend any time overnight explaining to papers who got the photo about the existence of a Wrigley in L.A.

    Especially on a flack photo.

    Just remembering how it was working overnight in newsrooms when technology—and information—weren’t as pervasive and immediate as they are today. Sometimes you’d just say, “Fuck it, it’s midnight; make it easy on ourselves.”

    —Ricko

  • Teebz | January 8, 2010 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”371283″][quote comment=”371260″][quote comment=”371246″]It might just be me, but I have NOT like Bamas unis this year.[/quote]

    I might just be me, but proof-reading might be in order. ;o)[/quote]

    Be nice![/quote]

    I’ll be totally honest, Matt. That cracked me up like nothing else today. I couldn’t stop laughing for like five minutes.

    Me took laughter within that.

  • Mike Miller | January 8, 2010 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”371233″]Hoopeston Area Cornjerkers? It’s only 8:30, and my day’s already been made.

    Can you buy Cornjerker apparel? Yes you can:
    http://www.cornjerke...

    Probably the most famous alum of Hoopeston…Ohio State head coach Thad Matta.

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Josh | January 8, 2010 at 11:43 am |

    The ref jerseys in the MWC are Junior College (NJCAA) jerseys. I do PA Announcing for a local Jr. college in the Phoenix area, and they’ve been wearing that style as long as I have announced there.

  • Jeff Rinker | January 8, 2010 at 11:58 am |

    Real suede? (See 3rd graph)

  • IanB | January 8, 2010 at 12:05 pm |

    Two thoughts on the Riflery gloves…

    1 – As much as I hate the Riflery concept, I do like those ‘Bama gloves with the checkerboard/plaid background. Nice!

    2 – How much are the players, I mean, the schools being paid for the players to do the “touching hands” pose to show off the gloves? It can’t be a coincidence that all of these players are suddenly thinking, “Oh! A TV camera! What kind of cool, macho, chest-pounding pose can I show off?”

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”371249″]Personally, I’d love to see Andre Dawson go into the HOF as an Expo. He meant a lot to that team. And, after Buddy Selig and friends kicked them to the curb, this would be a nice, if very small, tribute to baseball in Montreal.[/quote]

    Agreed.

    Nice article about the Expos today.

  • aflfan | January 8, 2010 at 12:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”371287″]The ref jerseys in the MWC are Junior College (NJCAA) jerseys. I do PA Announcing for a local Jr. college in the Phoenix area, and they’ve been wearing that style as long as I have announced there.[/quote]

    Which school do you do the PA at? I have been to Phoenix a couple of times when I worked at Oakland Community College at our women’s basketball team played out there. Michigan JC officials have been wearing those uniforms for several years. I think when the change over started the officials crew had the choice of which ones to wear.

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 12:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”371273″]One other thing as relates to the youtube thing: for those who may care, sonny Jurgensen providing the color for that broadcast, which is odd for me after hearing he and sam huff do the radio broadcasts for all these years.

    ok[/quote]

    Sonny also did color for the NBA Washington Bullets. In this clip of the Miracle of Richfield, you can hear bits of Cavs announcer Joe Tait, along with Bullets announcers Mike Wolfe and Mr. Jurgensen: http://www.youtube.c...

    By the way, I loved those old ushers uniforms: light green tops and blue pants.

  • muddlehead | January 8, 2010 at 12:38 pm |

    real problem with b!tch gary carter is the hat issue should never have come up. he doesn’t belong in hall. ditto dawson. ditto goose. helps to play a bit in new york or chicago, eh?

  • Ian | January 8, 2010 at 12:42 pm |

    I actually really like those NHL Coaches Polo Shirts, but they are not worth paying $60 US for (I’m Canadian, so that “US” is important)

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”371292″][quote comment=”371273″]One other thing as relates to the youtube thing: for those who may care, sonny Jurgensen providing the color for that broadcast, which is odd for me after hearing he and sam huff do the radio broadcasts for all these years.

    ok[/quote]

    Sonny also did color for the NBA Washington Bullets. In this clip of the Miracle of Richfield, you can hear bits of Cavs announcer Joe Tait, along with Bullets announcers Mike Wolfe and Mr. Jurgensen: http://www.youtube.c...

    By the way, I loved those old ushers uniforms: light green tops and blue pants.[/quote]

    Oh, and in the background as the crowd is rushing the court, you might be able to hear parts of one of the coolest fight songs ever. This site lets you hear the whole thing: http://www.nba.com/c...

  • leon | January 8, 2010 at 12:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”371292″][quote comment=”371273″]One other thing as relates to the youtube thing: for those who may care, sonny Jurgensen providing the color for that broadcast, which is odd for me after hearing he and sam huff do the radio broadcasts for all these years.

    ok[/quote]

    Sonny also did color for the NBA Washington Bullets. In this clip of the Miracle of Richfield, you can hear bits of Cavs announcer Joe Tait, along with Bullets announcers Mike Wolfe and Mr. Jurgensen: http://www.youtube.c...

    By the way, I loved those old ushers uniforms: light green tops and blue pants.[/quote]

    Painful revisit. Love the Bullets lifeguard unis, though.
    :)

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”371293″]real problem with b!tch gary carter is the hat issue should never have come up. he doesn’t belong in hall. ditto dawson. ditto goose. helps to play a bit in new york or chicago, eh?[/quote]

    Every time.

  • Thomas Clark | January 8, 2010 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”371298″][quote comment=”371293″]real problem with b!tch gary carter is the hat issue should never have come up. he doesn’t belong in hall. ditto dawson. ditto goose. helps to play a bit in new york or chicago, eh?[/quote]

    Every time.[/quote]

    Dawson Ranks in the Top 100 in the following categories:

    RBIs (34th)
    Doubles (48th)
    Home Runs (36th)
    Runs (93rd)
    Total Bases (25th)
    Hits (45th)

    He is also one of only 3 players with 400HR and 300SB.

    I think these stats would make him at least one of the top 100 position players to have played. If the hall were only 100 players large then his exclusion would be expected, but I believe that the numbers do indicate a necessary inclusion.

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”371299″][quote comment=”371298″][quote comment=”371293″]real problem with b!tch gary carter is the hat issue should never have come up. he doesn’t belong in hall. ditto dawson. ditto goose. helps to play a bit in new york or chicago, eh?[/quote]

    Every time.[/quote]

    Dawson Ranks in the Top 100 in the following categories:

    RBIs (34th)
    Doubles (48th)
    Home Runs (36th)
    Runs (93rd)
    Total Bases (25th)
    Hits (45th)

    He is also one of only 3 players with 400HR and 300SB.

    I think these stats would make him at least one of the top 100 position players to have played. If the hall were only 100 players large then his exclusion would be expected, but I believe that the numbers do indicate a necessary inclusion.[/quote]

    Absolutely was NOT saying Dawson shouldn’t be there (just to be clear on that).

    But I agree there are a number of players who are ranked a notch higher they would (or should) have been, simply because they played awhile in one of the media centers.

    Don’t necessarily mean only Hall of Fame caliber players, just players in general. Many times I’ll heard some called an “all-time great” and I just think, “Huh? Him?”

    I can name some, but no sense starting a pissing contest.

    Although Gary Carter would be one of them. That discussion’s already on the table.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | January 8, 2010 at 1:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”371298″][quote comment=”371293″]real problem with b!tch gary carter is the hat issue should never have come up. he doesn’t belong in hall. ditto dawson. ditto goose. helps to play a bit in new york or chicago, eh?[/quote]

    Every time.[/quote]
    Oh, really?

  • David | January 8, 2010 at 1:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”371285″][quote comment=”371283″][quote comment=”371260″][quote comment=”371246″]It might just be me, but I have NOT like Bamas unis this year.[/quote]

    I might just be me, but proof-reading might be in order. ;o)[/quote]

    Be nice![/quote]

    I’ll be totally honest, Matt. That cracked me up like nothing else today. I couldn’t stop laughing for like five minutes.

    Me took laughter within that.[/quote]

    Some people have a way with words. Other people … not have way.

  • Jet | January 8, 2010 at 1:52 pm |

    That Oklahoma baseball team from the 30’s is intriguing, I wonder what color their unis were.

  • Jonathan Sluss | January 8, 2010 at 1:53 pm |

    You think after the Gilbert Arenas flap, the Wizards will rethink having changed their name from the Bullets?…sorry, had to go there. Sad thing is they’re my team.

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 1:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”371301″][quote comment=”371298″][quote comment=”371293″]real problem with b!tch gary carter is the hat issue should never have come up. he doesn’t belong in hall. ditto dawson. ditto goose. helps to play a bit in new york or chicago, eh?[/quote]

    Every time.[/quote]
    Oh, really?[/quote]

    Ah, a subject change. Weren’t talking about winning or losing.

    I mean, we all know how much being in New York has meant for the Mets in the victory department lately.

    –Ricko

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”371304″]You think after the Gilbert Arenas flap, the Wizards will rethink having changed their name from the Bullets?…sorry, had to go there. Sad thing is they’re my team.[/quote]

    Or possibly ponder a move to Dodge City?

  • Hott Rodd | January 8, 2010 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”371287″]The ref jerseys in the MWC are Junior College (NJCAA) jerseys. I do PA Announcing for a local Jr. college in the Phoenix area, and they’ve been wearing that style as long as I have announced there.[/quote]

    Which one Josh?

  • TommyD | January 8, 2010 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”371284″][quote comment=”371280″][quote comment=”371279″]Not everything’s a plot.

    More likely either the cutlline writer didn’t know the difference (perhaps reasoned the input was wrong when it said Wrigley) or someone at the wire service thought, “Oh, Jesus, if we say they’re at Wrigley Field we’ll hear from every newspaper in the country, and we’ll spend all night explaining there’s a Wrigley Field in L..A., too, Just say it’s the Colosseum. No one really knows the difference, and it’ll be less hassle for us. Just a damn publicity photo anyway.”[/quote]

    except that it’s wrong

    if that was the rationale (and it very likely could be), why ID the building at all? why not just say “los angeles” instead of “wrigley field” or the “coliseum”?

    no one’s saying it’s a plot, but at UW we’re a bit anal about accuracy…and that photo cap ain’t accurate

    /just sayin’

    –30–[/quote]

    First off, the Dodgers almost certainly didn’t write the cutline. They submitted something, sure, but the Wire Service decided the final content. Always did, always do.

    Saying again…
    Likely the cutline writer thought he was correcting it because he didn’t know about Wrigley in L.A. and thought it was a mistake

    or…(and this was kind of a joke, actually, but such things happened)

    Wire Service style required a location ID, and the desk editor possibly figured he would rather say “Oops” tomorrow than spend any time overnight explaining to papers who got the photo about the existence of a Wrigley in L.A.

    Especially on a flack photo.

    Just remembering how it was working overnight in newsrooms when technology—and information—weren’t as pervasive and immediate as they are today. Sometimes you’d just say, “Fuck it, it’s midnight; make it easy on ourselves.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    So, to follow this sham to its logical conclusion… does anyone think that the Ebbet’s Field home plate actually ever made it to the Coliseum?

  • Joe D | January 8, 2010 at 2:06 pm |

    http://www.tampabay....

    St. Pete Times has a nice photo gallery up of (now former) USF coach Jim Leavitt. It’s interesting to see the logos and uniforms evolve over the 14 years. I particularly like pics 19 and 20 from 2003 when it looks like USF used a new helmet logo (their current one) with an old style jersey.

  • Dane | January 8, 2010 at 2:10 pm |

    From the current edition of The Sporting News Today:

    The University of Central Florida and adidas have “reached an agreement” to formally end their eight-year relationship, the Orlando Sentinel reported, suspending a deal valued at about $3 million after “failing to see eye to eye about” UCF guard Marcus Jordan’s preference to wear the brand footwear bearing his family name. Jordan is the son of Michael Jordan.

  • Chives | January 8, 2010 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”371231″]But last night, I saw a cluster of decals under the state outline (sorry it’s not closer) and I was wondering what it was, if anyone knew?[/quote]

    I think that cluster of decals on the Texas helmets is armed forces logos. I’m pretty sure I saw the Air Force bird in there.

    Re: Texas band rick rack – internally they call it an “Aztec stripe.”

  • scott | January 8, 2010 at 2:13 pm |

    The Bristol Nine is the newest team in the New England Collegiate Baseball League:

    http://www.bristolpr...

    The article states that their uniforms will look like the White Sox, but with a little red thrown in.

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”371308″][quote comment=”371284″][quote comment=”371280″][quote comment=”371279″]Not everything’s a plot.

    More likely either the cutlline writer didn’t know the difference (perhaps reasoned the input was wrong when it said Wrigley) or someone at the wire service thought, “Oh, Jesus, if we say they’re at Wrigley Field we’ll hear from every newspaper in the country, and we’ll spend all night explaining there’s a Wrigley Field in L..A., too, Just say it’s the Colosseum. No one really knows the difference, and it’ll be less hassle for us. Just a damn publicity photo anyway.”[/quote]

    except that it’s wrong

    if that was the rationale (and it very likely could be), why ID the building at all? why not just say “los angeles” instead of “wrigley field” or the “coliseum”?

    no one’s saying it’s a plot, but at UW we’re a bit anal about accuracy…and that photo cap ain’t accurate

    /just sayin’

    –30–[/quote]

    First off, the Dodgers almost certainly didn’t write the cutline. They submitted something, sure, but the Wire Service decided the final content. Always did, always do.

    Saying again…
    Likely the cutline writer thought he was correcting it because he didn’t know about Wrigley in L.A. and thought it was a mistake

    or…(and this was kind of a joke, actually, but such things happened)

    Wire Service style required a location ID, and the desk editor possibly figured he would rather say “Oops” tomorrow than spend any time overnight explaining to papers who got the photo about the existence of a Wrigley in L.A.

    Especially on a flack photo.

    Just remembering how it was working overnight in newsrooms when technology—and information—weren’t as pervasive and immediate as they are today. Sometimes you’d just say, “Fuck it, it’s midnight; make it easy on ourselves.”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    So, to follow this sham to its logical conclusion… does anyone think that the Ebbet’s Field home plate actually ever made it to the Coliseum?[/quote]

    Maybe, eventually.

    It also sort of smells like perhaps the whole thing was some typically 1950s convoluted story line about moving the Ebbets home plate to LA’s PCL field (which would explain the Angels unis) and then moving it later to the Coliseum… a symbolic saying goodbye to the PCL and welcoming MLB…some concoction designed to not piss off PCL fans (many of whom were quite dedicated, actually)…

    …and the photo desk editor just thought, “Oh, for chrissakes…they expect us to explain all that bullshit in one filler photo cutline?”

    So he just “simplified” it. LOL

    —Ricko

  • thomas | January 8, 2010 at 2:16 pm |

    Will Alabama change the number on the helmet they use for their logo to 13?

  • Robert | January 8, 2010 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”371264″][quote comment=”371258″]Did anyone notice the pre-game segment of a previous Texas-Bama bowl meeting (1982 Cotton Bowl) showed UT jerseys to be a much redder shade of burnt orange?[/quote]

    There were many years there when Texas wore an orange much more like the Browns and Orioles (see photos of Texas vs. Notre Dame and Theismann in the Cotton Bowl, for example).

    It was Oklahoma State that wore the more Burnt Orange back then…with a black helmet.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I don’t think teams were as anal about color consistency back in the day. We know now that lighting and fabric type impact how the color shows but that level of anal retentiveness didn’t exist back in the 70s. Burnt orange was more a concept than an exact Pantone colorset adjusted for those external factors.

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”371304″]You think after the Gilbert Arenas flap, the Wizards will rethink having changed their name from the Bullets?…sorry, had to go there. Sad thing is they’re my team.[/quote]

    How about calling them the Washington Blanks?

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”371311″]Re: Texas band rick rack – internally they call it an “Aztec stripe.”[/quote]

    “Rickrack” – what you’ll see if Ricko doesn’t keep himself in good shape…

  • Robert | January 8, 2010 at 2:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”371301″][quote comment=”371298″][quote comment=”371293″]real problem with b!tch gary carter is the hat issue should never have come up. he doesn’t belong in hall. ditto dawson. ditto goose. helps to play a bit in new york or chicago, eh?[/quote]

    Every time.[/quote]
    Oh, really?[/quote]

    That cracks me up. The pic is now printed and added to my office’s growing collection of rampant silliness.

    The batter is thinking, “shit”.

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 2:27 pm |

    Again, it may be trite on TV, but it looks really cool in photography: http://espn-i.starwa...

    Think the coach-dousing is going to end soon, though? They hit Nick Saban pretty hard in the head with that one.

  • Jonee | January 8, 2010 at 2:28 pm |

    41 days til spring training? Jesus, the baseball season is way too long. I’m already bored. Anyway, that Frogs album is a classic.

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”371317″][quote comment=”371311″]Re: Texas band rick rack – internally they call it an “Aztec stripe.”[/quote]

    “Rickrack” – what you’ll see if Ricko doesn’t keep himself in good shape…[/quote]

    Let me reiterate that I continue to maintain the highest standards in my work and refuse to do gratuitous topless scenes.

    —Ricko

  • Jordan Sogn | January 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”371314″]Will Alabama change the number on the helmet they use for their logo to 13?[/quote]

    How about 13-5?

  • leon | January 8, 2010 at 2:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”371312″]The Bristol Nine is the newest team in the New England Collegiate Baseball League:

    http://www.bristolpr...

    The article states that their uniforms will look like the White Sox, but with a little red thrown in.[/quote]

    Some alternative nickname suggestions:
    Conns
    Brushes
    Darts
    Pistols
    Blue Persuasions
    Myers

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 2:34 pm |

    A Bear-Bryant-inspired dress on this young woman last night: http://espn-i.starwa...

  • thomas | January 8, 2010 at 2:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”371322″][quote comment=”371314″]Will Alabama change the number on the helmet they use for their logo to 13?[/quote]

    How about 13-5?[/quote]

    How about they claim 13 titles not 8

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”371323″][quote comment=”371312″]The Bristol Nine is the newest team in the New England Collegiate Baseball League:

    http://www.bristolpr...

    The article states that their uniforms will look like the White Sox, but with a little red thrown in.[/quote]

    Some alternative nickname suggestions:
    Conns
    Brushes
    Darts
    Pistols
    Blue Persuasions
    Myers[/quote]

    The Sex Bristols.

  • leon | January 8, 2010 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”371324″]A Bear-Bryant-inspired dress on this young woman last night: http://espn-i.starwa...

    I can’t believe it: First J. Edgar Hoover and now this..

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”371321″][quote comment=”371317″][quote comment=”371311″]Re: Texas band rick rack – internally they call it an “Aztec stripe.”[/quote]

    “Rickrack” – what you’ll see if Ricko doesn’t keep himself in good shape…[/quote]

    Let me reiterate that I continue to maintain the highest standards in my work and refuse to do gratuitous topless scenes.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Don’t let Marshall talk you into doing it for the sake of art, either…

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”371326″][quote comment=”371323″][quote comment=”371312″]The Bristol Nine is the newest team in the New England Collegiate Baseball League:

    http://www.bristolpr...

    The article states that their uniforms will look like the White Sox, but with a little red thrown in.[/quote]

    Some alternative nickname suggestions:
    Conns
    Brushes
    Darts
    Pistols
    Blue Persuasions
    Myers[/quote]

    The Sex Bristols.[/quote]

    Cuz, y’know, the could use the Sox logo with an “e” thrown in.

  • Mike Engle | January 8, 2010 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”371324″]A Bear-Bryant-inspired dress on this young woman last night: http://espn-i.starwa...
    You’d wear that, wouldn’t you? ;-)

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”371323″][quote comment=”371312″]The Bristol Nine is the newest team in the New England Collegiate Baseball League:

    http://www.bristolpr...

    The article states that their uniforms will look like the White Sox, but with a little red thrown in.[/quote]

    Some alternative nickname suggestions:
    Conns
    Brushes
    Darts
    Pistols
    Blue Persuasions
    Myers[/quote]

    Somewhere Tommy James is smiling.

    You have to add “Squibb” now to your last one, right?

  • leon | January 8, 2010 at 2:42 pm |

    Re: Texas band rick rack – internally they call it an “Aztec stripe.”

    Thought one got that from drinking water in Mexico.

  • Steve | January 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”371305″][quote comment=”371301″][quote comment=”371298″][quote comment=”371293″]real problem with b!tch gary carter is the hat issue should never have come up. he doesn’t belong in hall. ditto dawson. ditto goose. helps to play a bit in new york or chicago, eh?[/quote]

    Every time.[/quote]
    Oh, really?[/quote]

    Ah, a subject change. Weren’t talking about winning or losing.

    I mean, we all know how much being in New York has meant for the Mets in the victory department lately.

    –Ricko[/quote]

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I dont think JTH was talking about winning or losing. I think he meant that if that statement about playing in NY or Chicago was true, Mr. Santo would be in the HOF.

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”371330″][quote comment=”371324″]A Bear-Bryant-inspired dress on this young woman last night: http://espn-i.starwa...
    You’d wear that, wouldn’t you? ;-)[/quote]

    Her, or the dress?

  • leon | January 8, 2010 at 2:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”371331″][quote comment=”371323″][quote comment=”371312″]The Bristol Nine is the newest team in the New England Collegiate Baseball League:

    http://www.bristolpr...

    The article states that their uniforms will look like the White Sox, but with a little red thrown in.[/quote]

    Some alternative nickname suggestions:
    Conns
    Brushes
    Darts
    Pistols
    Blue Persuasions
    Myers[/quote]

    Somewhere Tommy James is smiling.

    You have to add “Squibb” now to your last one, right?[/quote]
    c’mon, man it’s baseball, not football.

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”371334″][quote comment=”371330″][quote comment=”371324″]A Bear-Bryant-inspired dress on this young woman last night: http://espn-i.starwa...
    You’d wear that, wouldn’t you? ;-)[/quote]

    Her, or the dress?[/quote]

    Uh oh, I’ll bet either Phil or Ricko is opening up Photoshop as we speak…

  • aflfan | January 8, 2010 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”371321″][quote comment=”371317″][quote comment=”371311″]Re: Texas band rick rack – internally they call it an “Aztec stripe.”[/quote]

    “Rickrack” – what you’ll see if Ricko doesn’t keep himself in good shape…[/quote]

    Let me reiterate that I continue to maintain the highest standards in my work and refuse to do gratuitous topless scenes.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Speaking for the group we are all grateful :).

  • LI Phil | January 8, 2010 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”371330″]
    You’d wear that, wouldn’t you? ;-)[/quote]

    how do you know he hasn’t

  • JTH | January 8, 2010 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”371334″][quote comment=”371330″][quote comment=”371324″]A Bear-Bryant-inspired dress on this young woman last night: http://espn-i.starwa...
    You’d wear that, wouldn’t you? ;-)[/quote]

    Her, or the dress?[/quote]
    Judges?

    Ooh, sorry. The response we were looking for was. “I don’t know about that, but it’d look great on my bedroom floor.”

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”371333″][quote comment=”371305″][quote comment=”371301″][quote comment=”371298″][quote comment=”371293″]real problem with b!tch gary carter is the hat issue should never have come up. he doesn’t belong in hall. ditto dawson. ditto goose. helps to play a bit in new york or chicago, eh?[/quote]

    Every time.[/quote]
    Oh, really?[/quote]

    Ah, a subject change. Weren’t talking about winning or losing.

    I mean, we all know how much being in New York has meant for the Mets in the victory department lately.

    –Ricko[/quote]

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I dont think JTH was talking about winning or losing. I think he meant that if that statement about playing in NY or Chicago was true, Mr. Santo would be in the HOF.[/quote]

    Exceptions many times make the point (and I was far more referencing NY than Chicago in terms of media-boosted opinions).
    Although it would have be better, then, to simply link to a photo of Santo for the sake of clearest intent

    Honestly, though, JTH quite possibly was addressing both points
    (a much-coveted Two-Fer post…also sometimes referred to as a “Single Double”).

    —Ricko

  • JTH | January 8, 2010 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”371340″][quote comment=”371333″][quote comment=”371305″][quote comment=”371301″][quote comment=”371298″][quote comment=”371293″]real problem with b!tch gary carter is the hat issue should never have come up. he doesn’t belong in hall. ditto dawson. ditto goose. helps to play a bit in new york or chicago, eh?[/quote]

    Every time.[/quote]
    Oh, really?[/quote]

    Ah, a subject change. Weren’t talking about winning or losing.

    I mean, we all know how much being in New York has meant for the Mets in the victory department lately.

    –Ricko[/quote]

    Correct me if I’m wrong, but I dont think JTH was talking about winning or losing. I think he meant that if that statement about playing in NY or Chicago was true, Mr. Santo would be in the HOF.[/quote]

    Exceptions many times make the point (and I was far more referencing NY than Chicago in terms of media-boosted opinions).
    Although it would have be better, then, to simply link to a photo of Santo for the sake of clearest intent

    Honestly, though, JTH quite possibly was addressing both points
    (a much-coveted Two-Fer post…also sometimes referred to as a “Single Double”).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I was just going for the “playing in Chicago certainly hasn’t helped Ron Santo’s cause” aspect.

    Originally, I was just going to link to one of his old baseball cards, but when the black cat pic came up in the image search, I couldn’t resist. Plus, since that happened in New York, it gave me a sort of “single double.”

  • Mickel Yantz | January 8, 2010 at 3:49 pm |

    Jim Mora was fired as Coach of the Seahawks today. CEO Tod Leiweke: “Those green jerseys were too much. We need to go in a different direction.” lol

  • Squiddie | January 8, 2010 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”371339″][quote comment=”371334″][quote comment=”371330″][quote comment=”371324″]A Bear-Bryant-inspired dress on this young woman last night: http://espn-i.starwa...
    You’d wear that, wouldn’t you? ;-)[/quote]

    Her, or the dress?[/quote]
    Judges?

    Ooh, sorry. The response we were looking for was. “I don’t know about that, but it’d look great on my bedroom floor.”[/quote]

    Her, or the dress?

    Thank you, we’re here until the snow thaws. Don’t forget to tip the mushers.

    Say, now that bowl seasons over how many of the 34 bowls can you name in 4 minutes?

    Let’s find out.

  • Bob Loblaw | January 8, 2010 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”371296″][quote comment=”371292″][quote comment=”371273″]One other thing as relates to the youtube thing: for those who may care, sonny Jurgensen providing the color for that broadcast, which is odd for me after hearing he and sam huff do the radio broadcasts for all these years.

    ok[/quote]

    Sonny also did color for the NBA Washington Bullets. In this clip of the Miracle of Richfield, you can hear bits of Cavs announcer Joe Tait, along with Bullets announcers Mike Wolfe and Mr. Jurgensen: http://www.youtube.c...

    By the way, I loved those old ushers uniforms: light green tops and blue pants.[/quote]

    Painful revisit. Love the Bullets lifeguard unis, though.
    :)[/quote]
    As nice at those ‘lifeguard’ unis were… i ‘m a huge fan of these on the great Wes: http://www.flickr.co...

  • leon | January 8, 2010 at 4:01 pm |

    “As nice at those ‘lifeguard’ unis were… i ‘m a huge fan of these on the great Wes: http://www.flickr.co...

    Nothing against the Queen City, but that’s the Baltimore Bullets.

  • Jet | January 8, 2010 at 4:09 pm |

    Go ahead and make those UniWatchBlog trading cards. I’m reaching for my wallet…

    (provided there’s a card like the old “Cards Clubbers”, “Mets Maulers” “Tribe Thumpers”, etc… called “Seals’ Skates” or something like that – showing all four versions of the California Golden Seals colored skates)

  • sfj | January 8, 2010 at 4:13 pm |

    Just learned from this article that MISL players can have personal sponsors including having their sponsor’s logo on their jersey in addition to the team’s sponsor(s).
    http://www.jsonline....

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 4:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”371347″]Just learned from this article that MISL players can have personal sponsors including having their sponsor’s logo on their jersey in addition to the team’s sponsor(s).
    http://www.jsonline....

    The original MISL is turning over in its grave.

    Not only that, look at that ball: http://media.journal...(2).jpg
    It’s not indoor soccer without the “rocket red” MISL ball: http://www.oursports...

  • muddlehead | January 8, 2010 at 4:38 pm |

    hall. santo. good point. heard someone this season say re: football replay overturns – if you have to look more than twice at a replay, then don’t overturn the call on the field. if it is the wrong call on the field, should be evident by second viewing/second angle. hall of fame similar imho. if you can’t get elected in the first few years of eligibilty – say 5 – you don’t get in. i’m a tough grader, i guess. carter, sutter, gossage, rice, dawson are not hall of famers.

  • M.Princip | January 8, 2010 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”371342″]Jim Mora was fired as Coach of the Seahawks today. CEO Tod Leiweke: “Those green jerseys were too much. We need to go in a different direction.” lol[/quote]

    Well, I will say this about Jim Mora, he was willing to experiment with the uniforms. The best thing Mora did in his short tenure, was to bring the dark navy blue pants. All speculation says Pete Carroll will be the next man runnin’ the show in Seattle. Oi!

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 4:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”371348″][quote comment=”371347″]Just learned from this article that MISL players can have personal sponsors including having their sponsor’s logo on their jersey in addition to the team’s sponsor(s).
    http://www.jsonline....

    The original MISL is turning over in its grave.

    Not only that, look at that ball: http://media.journal...(2).jpg
    It’s not indoor soccer without the “rocket red” MISL ball: http://www.oursports...

    Well, you’ll see the ball in the article. Meh.

  • JTH | January 8, 2010 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”371351″][quote comment=”371348″][quote comment=”371347″]Just learned from this article that MISL players can have personal sponsors including having their sponsor’s logo on their jersey in addition to the team’s sponsor(s).
    http://www.jsonline....

    The original MISL is turning over in its grave.

    Not only that, look at that ball: http://media.journal...(2).jpg
    It’s not indoor soccer without the “rocket red” MISL ball: http://www.oursports...

    Well, you’ll see the ball in the article. Meh.[/quote]
    What ball? This ball?

  • LI Phil | January 8, 2010 at 4:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”371350″]The best thing Mora did in his short tenure, was to bring the dark navy blue pants.[/quote]

    maybe he should have brought the silver pants

  • JTH | January 8, 2010 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”371353″][quote comment=”371350″]The best thing Mora did in his short tenure, was to bring the dark navy blue pants.[/quote]

    maybe he should have brought the silver pants[/quote]
    Maybe. One thing’s for sure. Entry #13 needs a new example sentence.

  • M.Princip | January 8, 2010 at 4:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”371353″][quote comment=”371350″]The best thing Mora did in his short tenure, was to bring the dark navy blue pants.[/quote]

    maybe he should have brought the silver pants[/quote]

    If it were the matte/flat gray pants, I would consider Mora a one hit wonder.

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 4:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”371349″]heard someone this season say re: football replay overturns – if you have to look more than twice at a replay, then don’t overturn the call on the field. if it is the wrong call on the field, should be evident by second viewing/second angle.[/quote]

    Two ideas: 1) If you can’t tell by looking at the scoreboard (not the Jerry Jones version – a regular scoreboard), then it’s inconclusive. 30-second time limit on replays.

    2) (and my favorite) Do what we did on the playground. If it’s that close and both sides can’t agree, it’s a do-over.

    Sorry, I may believe a college playoff is important, but football’s not THAT important that they have to analyze every little close call with microscopic detail. We used to be proud enough to say, “Well, if you don’t think I caught the ball, I’ll just do it again on the next play.”

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”371352″][quote comment=”371351″][quote comment=”371348″][quote comment=”371347″]Just learned from this article that MISL players can have personal sponsors including having their sponsor’s logo on their jersey in addition to the team’s sponsor(s).
    http://www.jsonline....

    The original MISL is turning over in its grave.

    Not only that, look at that ball: http://media.journal...(2).jpg
    It’s not indoor soccer without the “rocket red” MISL ball: http://www.oursports...

    Well, you’ll see the ball in the article. Meh.[/quote]
    What ball? This ball?[/quote]

    Yeah, that one. I just grew up thinking white balls are for outdoor soccer and red/orange balls are for indoor.

  • joe | January 8, 2010 at 5:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”371318″][quote comment=”371301″][quote comment=”371298″][quote comment=”371293″]real problem with b!tch gary carter is the hat issue should never have come up. he doesn’t belong in hall. ditto dawson. ditto goose. helps to play a bit in new york or chicago, eh?[/quote]

    Every time.[/quote]
    Oh, really?[/quote]

    That cracks me up. The pic is now printed and added to my office’s growing collection of rampant silliness.

    The batter is thinking, “shit”.[/quote]
    You’ve never seen that? Thats Ron Santo and a super famous pic, video also exists.

  • Jordan Sogn | January 8, 2010 at 5:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”371325″][quote comment=”371322″][quote comment=”371314″]Will Alabama change the number on the helmet they use for their logo to 13?[/quote]

    How about 13-5?[/quote]

    How about they claim 13 titles not 8[/quote]

    That was my joke…if I’m not mistaken, a few of those were from the Birmingham Press when they went 8-3 or something.
    Still a top 5 program historically, regardless.

  • LI Phil | January 8, 2010 at 5:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”371346″]Go ahead and make those UniWatchBlog trading cards. I’m reaching for my wallet…

    (provided there’s a card like the old “Cards Clubbers”, “Mets Maulers” “Tribe Thumpers”, etc… called “Seals’ Skates” or something like that – showing all four versions of the California Golden Seals colored skates)[/quote]

    indeed…

    how much for the rare 2006 rookie card?

  • Clint W | January 8, 2010 at 6:05 pm |

    Ran across these cool, old Japanese baseball cards via the blog Journey Round My Skull. I love the background illustrations of diamonds, scoreboards, gloves, and balls.

  • matt in cleveland | January 8, 2010 at 6:17 pm |

    with carroll all but gone at usc i ask should the next coach with looming ncaa sanctions change the unis trying to break away from the carroll era as soon as possible. just wondering?

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 6:17 pm |

    Just so I’m clear…
    (and nothing to do with Paul’s rookie card, it just made me think of it)…
    The UniWatch green is kelly green, right?
    Not forest/hunter.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 6:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”371360″][quote comment=”371346″]Go ahead and make those UniWatchBlog trading cards. I’m reaching for my wallet…

    (provided there’s a card like the old “Cards Clubbers”, “Mets Maulers” “Tribe Thumpers”, etc… called “Seals’ Skates” or something like that – showing all four versions of the California Golden Seals colored skates)[/quote]

    indeed…

    how much for the rare 2006 rookie card?[/quote]

    Note that apparently like Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente and Harvey Kuehn (hey, he has “batting champion” on his resume), Mr. Lukas is a front-foot hitter.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 6:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”371362″]with carroll all but gone at usc i ask should the next coach with looming ncaa sanctions change the unis trying to break away from the carroll era as soon as possible. just wondering?[/quote]

    If those unis went only as far back as Carroll, maybe. But they don’t. They go back a lonnnnng way farther than that.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 6:57 pm |

    Anyone know…
    what’s NFL lead time for a full uni-redesign?
    Is it two seasons out for intent to change, and maybe 18 for actual design?

    Trying to figure how long a new coach (say, Peter Carroll) would have to wait to get any uni change he might want in place.

    —Ricko

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

    Someone needs to get a screen grab of BU’s uni’s for the Fenway game vs. BC. They have Red Sox style type for the “BOSTON” across the chest and hanging red skates on the sleeves. They look lovely.

  • leon | January 8, 2010 at 7:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”371366″]Anyone know…
    what’s NFL lead time for a full uni-redesign?
    Is it two seasons out for intent to change, and maybe 18 for actual design?

    Trying to figure how long a new coach (say, Peter Carroll) would have to wait to get any uni change he might want in place.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Don’t know if it’s relevant today, but Vince Lombardi got it done before he coached his first Redskins regular season game (he only coached one season before his death). This was unis only: the yellow “R” helmets (worn only for the ’70 and ’71 seasons didn’t appear until the next year, after he had passed, although they were his design.

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 8:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”371368″][quote comment=”371366″]Anyone know…
    what’s NFL lead time for a full uni-redesign?
    Is it two seasons out for intent to change, and maybe 18 for actual design?

    Trying to figure how long a new coach (say, Peter Carroll) would have to wait to get any uni change he might want in place.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Don’t know if it’s relevant today, but Vince Lombardi got it done before he coached his first Redskins regular season game (he only coached one season before his death). This was unis only: the yellow “R” helmets (worn only for the ’70 and ’71 seasons didn’t appear until the next year, after he had passed, although they were his design.[/quote]

    Think now they’re pretty strict about it, for the sake of retail manufacurers who put up significant money, both up front and to produce their supply for stores.

    And I think now if at team changes, it’s for five-years, minimum…but for adding alts, and maybe switching for primary.

    —Ricko

  • leon | January 8, 2010 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”371369″][quote comment=”371368″][quote comment=”371366″]Anyone know…
    what’s NFL lead time for a full uni-redesign?
    Is it two seasons out for intent to change, and maybe 18 for actual design?

    Trying to figure how long a new coach (say, Peter Carroll) would have to wait to get any uni change he might want in place.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Don’t know if it’s relevant today, but Vince Lombardi got it done before he coached his first Redskins regular season game (he only coached one season before his death). This was unis only: the yellow “R” helmets (worn only for the ’70 and ’71 seasons didn’t appear until the next year, after he had passed, although they were his design.[/quote]

    Think now they’re pretty strict about it, for the sake of retail manufacurers who put up significant money, both up front and to produce their supply for stores.

    And I think now if at team changes, it’s for five-years, minimum…but for adding alts, and maybe switching for primary.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Interesting: think Carroll will even last 5 years, considering his NFL track record? I don’t know why he would move, unless he’s trying to stay one step ahead of NCAA sanctions.

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 9:02 pm |

    New movement: Bill Laimbeer (or Bill Russell) for NBA Commissioner.

    The league needs a headman who, like Roger Goodell, looks as if he could go chest-to-chest with a player and tell him sit the fuck down and shut up.

    David Stern looks like he knows exactly which desk to hide under if things get testy.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 8, 2010 at 9:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”371370″][quote comment=”371369″][quote comment=”371368″][quote comment=”371366″]Anyone know…
    what’s NFL lead time for a full uni-redesign?
    Is it two seasons out for intent to change, and maybe 18 for actual design?

    Trying to figure how long a new coach (say, Peter Carroll) would have to wait to get any uni change he might want in place.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Don’t know if it’s relevant today, but Vince Lombardi got it done before he coached his first Redskins regular season game (he only coached one season before his death). This was unis only: the yellow “R” helmets (worn only for the ’70 and ’71 seasons didn’t appear until the next year, after he had passed, although they were his design.[/quote]

    Think now they’re pretty strict about it, for the sake of retail manufacurers who put up significant money, both up front and to produce their supply for stores.

    And I think now if at team changes, it’s for five-years, minimum…but for adding alts, and maybe switching for primary.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Interesting: think Carroll will even last 5 years, considering his NFL track record? I don’t know why he would move, unless he’s trying to stay one step ahead of NCAA sanctions.[/quote]

    ‘Tis true.

    Mostly was wondering how long would take to get silver Seahawks pants and helmets back, if’n someone wanted ’em.

    —Ricko

  • aflfan | January 8, 2010 at 9:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”371371″]New movement: Bill Laimbeer (or Bill Russell) for NBA Commissioner.

    The league needs a headman who, like Roger Goodell, looks as if he could go chest-to-chest with a player and tell him sit the fuck down and shut up.

    David Stern looks like he knows exactly which desk to hide under if things get testy.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Look, I hate the NBA, if it folded I probably wouldn’t notice but how in the name of everything sane is the other guy (whatever the hell his name is) in the Arenas deal still playing. I read where Arenas gun was unload but the other dude actually chambered a round. WTF? He chambered a round and is still playing? I have no qualms with Arenas getting suspended he is an ass but the other guys should be gone as well.

  • JTH | January 8, 2010 at 9:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”371367″]Someone needs to get a screen grab of BU’s uni’s for the Fenway game vs. BC. They have Red Sox style type for the “BOSTON” across the chest and hanging red skates on the sleeves. They look lovely.[/quote]
    I’m wasn’t crazy about the red wordmarks/numbers on the red jerseys when I was watching on the HD set earlier, but now that I’ve moved to the tiny standard-def TV, I absolutely hate them.

    But those hanging socks skates do look great on the sleeves. BU is definitely the better-dressed team tonight. I thought the coach was wearing a cap with that logo, but it turns out it’s just a Red Sox alt cap.

    Why have we not seen these BU jerseys before today?

  • JTH | January 8, 2010 at 9:29 pm |
  • Helmets Match Pants | January 8, 2010 at 9:32 pm |

    I was wondering if Pete Carroll would have the sense of history to bring back the Seahawks helmets from 1976 (the ones with no logo) at some point.

  • Johnny O | January 8, 2010 at 9:51 pm |

    In a “sponsorship deal”? Seriously?
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Johnny O | January 8, 2010 at 9:54 pm |

    So, I have a really random request. I found one clip of it on youtube, but the quality is kind of crappy. Does anyone know of a link, or have the video of Keith Jackson and the coin flip ceremony from the BCS Title game last night? Thanks UW community.

  • JTH | January 8, 2010 at 10:01 pm |

    Wow. This is fucking gruesome (and not exactly what I expected when I clicked the link).

  • Flip | January 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”371362″]with carroll all but gone at usc i ask should the next coach with looming ncaa sanctions change the unis trying to break away from the carroll era as soon as possible. just wondering?[/quote]

    Didn’t know Neuheisel was that much of a threat to Carroll.

  • aflfan | January 8, 2010 at 10:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”371377″]In a “sponsorship deal”? Seriously?
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Ladies and gentlemen. I give you today’s sign of the apocalypse.

  • LI Phil | January 8, 2010 at 10:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”371375″]I’m wasn’t?[/quote]

    I have NOT like Bamas unis this year.

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 10:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”371381″][quote comment=”371377″]In a “sponsorship deal”? Seriously?
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Ladies and gentlemen. I give you today’s sign of the apocalypse.[/quote]

    Well, I think JTH’s post about the Mexican soccer head would be today’s sign.

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 10:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”371371″]New movement: Bill Laimbeer (or Bill Russell) for NBA Commissioner.

    The league needs a headman who, like Roger Goodell, looks as if he could go chest-to-chest with a player and tell him sit the fuck down and shut up.

    David Stern looks like he knows exactly which desk to hide under if things get testy.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Bill Russell, yes. If Laimbeer became commish, I’d sever what little ties I have with the NBA. Let him run the NHL instead.

  • leon | January 8, 2010 at 10:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”371383″][quote comment=”371381″][quote comment=”371377″]In a “sponsorship deal”? Seriously?
    http://sports.espn.g...

    Ladies and gentlemen. I give you today’s sign of the apocalypse.[/quote]

    Well, I think JTH’s post about the Mexican soccer head would be today’s sign.[/quote]

    That’s gonna require a face-off outside the zone.

  • matt in cleveland | January 8, 2010 at 10:32 pm |

    can we please recalculate the votes and vote boise #1
    this is why i hate the sec and the south
    http://sports.espn.g...
    well atleast they are making sure all alabama grads get to see it while they work

  • leon | January 8, 2010 at 10:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”371386″]can we please recalculate the votes and vote boise #1
    this is why i hate the sec and the south
    http://sports.espn.g...
    well atleast they are making sure all alabama grads get to see it while they work[/quote]

    No Walmarts in Ohio?

  • Bob Loblaw | January 8, 2010 at 10:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”371345″]”As nice at those ‘lifeguard’ unis were… i ‘m a huge fan of these on the great Wes: http://www.flickr.co...

    Nothing against the Queen City, but that’s the Baltimore Bullets.[/quote]
    C’mon Leon don’t get all pedantic on me, it’s the same f’ing franchise, brother! :)

  • aflfan | January 8, 2010 at 10:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”371384″][quote comment=”371371″]New movement: Bill Laimbeer (or Bill Russell) for NBA Commissioner.

    The league needs a headman who, like Roger Goodell, looks as if he could go chest-to-chest with a player and tell him sit the fuck down and shut up.

    David Stern looks like he knows exactly which desk to hide under if things get testy.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Bill Russell, yes. If Laimbeer became commish, I’d sever what little ties I have with the NBA. Let him run the NHL instead.[/quote]

    As much as I hate Bettman. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Bob Loblaw | January 8, 2010 at 10:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”371347″]Just learned from this article that MISL players can have personal sponsors including having their sponsor’s logo on their jersey in addition to the team’s sponsor(s).
    http://www.jsonline....

    I wonder who’s this guys’ sponsor? http://www.flickr.co...

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 11:05 pm |

    Cavs/Nuggets on ESPN360. Cavs are wearing the 80s blue and orange: http://www.cavshisto...

    Why, oh WHY couldn’t the Nuggets respond by coming out with the rainbow unis? http://www.onlinespo...

    Man, that would be beautiful.

    You know, along with missing those unis, I miss the McNichols Arena. It had the most distinctive-sounding buzzer. If the Nuggets played at home, I’d know it even if I wasn’t looking at the TV.

    (by the way, “coming out with the rainbow unis” was not pun intended)

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 11:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”371391″][quote comment=”371384″][quote comment=”371371″]New movement: Bill Laimbeer (or Bill Russell) for NBA Commissioner.

    The league needs a headman who, like Roger Goodell, looks as if he could go chest-to-chest with a player and tell him sit the fuck down and shut up.

    David Stern looks like he knows exactly which desk to hide under if things get testy.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Bill Russell, yes. If Laimbeer became commish, I’d sever what little ties I have with the NBA. Let him run the NHL instead.[/quote]

    As much as I hate Bettman. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    Okay, let him run the UFC or MMA or whatever that stuff is.

  • LI Phil | January 8, 2010 at 11:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”371392″]

    I wonder who’s this guys’ sponsor? http://www.flickr.co...

    i know you’re bring sarcastic, but johnny o actually helped me with a really good post on big bad john…ifn you’re interested

  • JimV19 | January 8, 2010 at 11:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”371393″]You know, along with missing those unis, I miss the McNichols Arena. It had the most distinctive-sounding buzzer. If the Nuggets played at home, I’d know it even if I wasn’t looking at the TV.[/quote]

    You can hear the buzzer at the 1:08 mark of this video: http://www.youtube.c...
    Or at the :39 mark of this video: http://www.youtube.c...

  • JTH | January 8, 2010 at 11:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”371394″][quote comment=”371391″][quote comment=”371384″][quote comment=”371371″]New movement: Bill Laimbeer (or Bill Russell) for NBA Commissioner.

    The league needs a headman who, like Roger Goodell, looks as if he could go chest-to-chest with a player and tell him sit the fuck down and shut up.

    David Stern looks like he knows exactly which desk to hide under if things get testy.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Bill Russell, yes. If Laimbeer became commish, I’d sever what little ties I have with the NBA. Let him run the NHL instead.[/quote]

    As much as I hate Bettman. NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]

    Okay, let him run the UFC or MMA or whatever that stuff is.[/quote]
    Even better. (It’s worth a click just to hear “Thunder Kiss ’65” in all its midi glory.)

  • LI Phil | January 8, 2010 at 11:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”371397″]
    Even better. (It’s worth a click just to hear “Thunder Kiss ’65” in all its midi glory.)[/quote]

    the only thing that could have made that better was if it were on a loop

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 12:57 am |

    So just when I was heading for bed, …I was looking at this site that sells fantastic B&W photos of the USFL’s Houston Gamblers: http://www.texasspor...

    Recently they added some more game photos, including the game against San Antonio: http://www.texasspor... Apparently George Foreman performed a wedding ceremony at halftime of the game. Can’t copy the photos, but if you click through the last link you’ll see the ceremony amongst the game photos.

    Noticed another oddity in the LA Express game photos: http://www.texasspor... In photo #42 out of 49, Express kicker Max Zendejas is kicking with a Puma shoe, but his plant foot is wearing a Nike shoe.

    Yet another oddity in the Oklahoma Outlaws photos: http://www.texasspor... The Outlaws’ black pants looked sheer when subjected to the camera’s flash. You see pads show up as lightly colored in the photos, but you wouldn’t see the same thing on TV.

    This guy did some great work. I bought a Gamblers/Federals photo off him and it’s proudly displayed downstairs with my other sports stuff.

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 1:10 am |

    Whatever happened to Al Albert?
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • BayView | January 9, 2010 at 1:55 am |

    GOOD GOD NO…NO. No wonder this was hidden. New San Francisco Giants Alternate Jerseys. Are they going to wear this with the creme pants? Not sure I’ll dig the possible “creamsicle” look.

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

  • James Craven | January 9, 2010 at 2:20 am |

    [quote comment=”371401″]“GOOD GOD NO…NO. No wonder this was hidden. New San Francisco Giants Alternate Jerseys. Are they going to wear this with the creme pants? Not sure I’ll dig the possible ‘creamsicle’ look.”[/quote]

    Okay, I’ll bite on this line:

    When you use Google Earth, you’ll see them on there, much like the old Mets and O’s BP jerseys.

    *rimshot!*

  • ShaunT | January 9, 2010 at 2:25 am |

    [quote comment=”371401″]GOOD GOD NO…NO. No wonder this was hidden. New San Francisco Giants Alternate Jerseys. Are they going to wear this with the creme pants? Not sure I’ll dig the possible “creamsicle” look.

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

    thank you SO much for the warning label, i was able to brace myself for the worst. one of those franchises that should NEVER have an alt. god DAMN thats bad

  • James Craven | January 9, 2010 at 2:28 am |

    BTW, college wrestling officials also wear the gray shirts with black pinstripes.

  • BayView | January 9, 2010 at 2:53 am |

    [quote comment=”371402″][quote comment=”371401″]“GOOD GOD NO…NO. No wonder this was hidden. New San Francisco Giants Alternate Jerseys. Are they going to wear this with the creme pants? Not sure I’ll dig the possible ‘creamsicle’ look.”[/quote]

    Okay, I’ll bite on this line:

    When you use Google Earth, you’ll see them on there, much like the old Mets and O’s BP jerseys.

    *rimshot!*[/quote]

    [quote comment=\”371402\”][quote comment=\”371401\”]\”GOOD GOD NO…NO. No wonder this was hidden. New San Francisco Giants Alternate Jerseys. Are they going to wear this with the creme pants? Not sure I\’ll dig the possible \’creamsicle\’ look.\”[/quote]

    Okay, I\’ll bite on this line:

    When you use Google Earth, you\’ll see them on there, much like the old Mets and O\’s BP jerseys.

    *rimshot!*[/quote]

    LOL…they should have at least made these reflective. *still cringing* I have a feeling they might use these for “Orange Fridays” or a possible tribute to Holland soccer.

  • JimV19 | January 9, 2010 at 12:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”371401″]GOOD GOD NO…NO. No wonder this was hidden. New San Francisco Giants Alternate Jerseys. Are they going to wear this with the creme pants? Not sure I’ll dig the possible “creamsicle” look.

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

    I’d wear that.

  • Justin | January 9, 2010 at 11:00 pm |

    One Question on the Bama riflery gloves. it looks like the background is a plaid. Why not go with a houdstooth pattern (ie: Bear Bryant’s Hat?)