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That’s Ad-Tastic!

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Several readers have recently written to tell me about Vintage Ad Browser, a site featuring thousands of all print ads, broken down by category. As you might expect, the “Sports” listing is a gold mine of classic old stuff. I’ve sifted out the best material from the 1920s through the ’50s — check it out:

• Here’s a 1925 sneaker ad. Note that the player at far-right is wearing a swastika. (As we’ve discussed before, the swastika was a common graphic symbol in the pre-Nazi era. For details, look here.)

• No swastika here, but I really like this old Keds ad. And check out this one for PF Flyers!

• Remember this experimental Plexiglas facemask? Turns out it was featured in an old Rawlings ad!

• So much to like in this Wheaties ad featuring Ducky Medwick. I especially like the multicolored stars at the bottom.

• Here’s another great Wheaties ad. I particularly like the quote marks on the slogan.

• Lots of spectacular post-style illustrations on this page.

• Love all the clubs shown in this 1930s Macgregor golf ad.

• Oh man, it just doesn’t get any better than this.

• I love old produce labels — especially when they’re sports-themed.

• Here’s a weird one: Bob Feller, in full uniform, on a bicycle.

• Speaking of bikes, check out this beauty.

• There’s something really creepy about this football player checking out people’s socks.

• Never heard of this ball manufacturer before. Love that “Permahyde” mark at the bottom.

Best. Cycling. Illo. Ever.

• As most of you know, I love bowling. The interesting thing about this ad, aside from it being gorgeous, is the little “Hale America” note at lower-right — that’s the same initiative and “Health” logo that many baseball teams used as a sleeve patch in the 1940s.

• Over the years I’ve run lots of tobacco ads showing athletes smoking, but I don’t think I’d seen this one before.

• The current discussion about certain types of cleats possibly causing knee injuries (Wes Welker, e.g.) is interesting in light of this old Spot-Bilt ad.

That’s enough for today — I’ll share more of these soon. Thanks to everyone who told me about this great site.

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IMPORTANT! Membership News: I’ve had some major PayPal hassles of the past few days. As a result, I’ve had to make some changes:

1) I have a new PayPal e-mail address: uniwatching at gmail dot com.

2) I can no longer offer extra raffle entries as a membership benefit — sorry.

3) I ran a membership promotion on Monday, and lots of you signed up (thank you!). If you’re one of those new enrollees from Monday and feel the loss of the extra raffle entries is a bait-and-switch dealbreaker, get in touch with me and I’ll refund your membership fee.

4) I will definitely give away that Jags box, probably next week, but the giveaway is no longer tied to the membership promotion.

Cooperstown Contest Reminder: Remember, I’m currently accepting design submissions for the Cooperstown Hawkeyes primary logo. Details here.

Uni Watch News Ticker: New 10th-anniversary logo for the Brooklyn Cyclones (with thanks to Terence Kearns). … Another wonderful PR moment for the Mets. … Big bootleg jersey bust in Ohio (with thanks to Jason Hillyer). … Sorta creepy football action figure here (with thanks to Nathan Haas). … Keith Winney spotted this vintage Browns cardigan with NFL-logo buttons at a thrift shop in Prescott, Arizona. He didn’t buy it, so it’s still available — only $7.50! … In a vaguely related item, Kelly Hellman spotted this baseball glove ad in a Denver antiques shop. … Looks like the Warriors have their uni history documented on the wall of their practice facility (as noted by Roger Faso). … The first-ever Monday Night Football game is now available on YouTube (major find by Chad Todd). … New logo — or at least logo-in-development — for the NASL (with thanks to Kenn Tomasch). … David Teigland was nice enough to send me this pair of Minnesota “Meat Raffle” lottery tickets. I don’t care how big the prize might be — no way I’m scratchin’ those off. … Andrew Cosentino reports that Orioles catcher Matt Wieters has changed his uni number from 15 to 32. … These new anti-concussion helmets are really getting out of hand (with thanks to Jack Krabbe). … “I ordered a new Jacoby Ellsbury jersey (in hopes they don’t trade him), so I got a new #2 jersey,” says Ben Hendel. “Unlike the other BP jerseys I’ve seen, this one came with the normal heat-fused ‘fuzzy’ BOSTON across the front, but the name and number on the back are stitched on. I’m curious to see if this will be the BP jersey for 2010, or if they just don’t have any heat-fused Ellsbury in stock since he just changed his number.” … Hmmm, compression gear for golfers — how soon before John Daly gets his own line of those? … What are those little numbers on the back of Wayne Chism’s sneakers? “They’re the numbers of his four teammates who were arrested and suspended (#1 Tyler Smith, #23 Cameron Tatum, #33 Brian Williams, #21 Melvin Goins),” explains Josh Williams. … Gumball helmet king Bill Jones reports that his wife, Cathy, has been bitten by the DIY bug: “She recently made these draw-string backpacks out of old jerseys. She used the team logo, kept the league logos on, and used the arms to make pockets on the inside. They’re smaller and less bulky than regular backpacks. Not included in the photo, but another neat idea, is using old Pop Warner and Little League jerseys for these bags. She has already done a few of those as well.” … Several readers noted that Donald Driver wore the stretchy in the first half on Sunday but switched to a normal jersey in the second half. … Sir Saint lives! (Big thanks to Steven Johnston.) … Throwbacks on tap tomorrow night for IUPUI (with thanks to Mike Miller). … Really nice timeline of Capitals goalie masks here (with thanks to Matthew Windsor). … Patrick W. snapped this photo the other day at a Dallas grocery store. “As you can see, they got just a couple of the Cowboys uniform details wrong,” he says. … Awesome 1962 letter to Maple Leafs players about training camp here (nice find to Chad Todd). … Lots of Olympics info and photos on the Polo site. … Tuesday’s installment of “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” featured an interesting school mascot tidbit (with thanks to Anil Adyanthaya). … Oooh, all you Pennsylvania folks, check out this American Legion patch. … And speaking of patches, dig this Pat Patriot beauty (thanks, Ricko). … Hmmm, a Pirates minor leaguer with Under Armour logo creep. Does UA have a MiLB deal? News to me (as noted by Chris Weber). … Looks like Henrik Lundqvist has straight-hemmed his jersey. … Portsmouth Manager Avram Grant wore a Nike jacket during yesterday’s match against Coventry. “Nothing too weird about that, except that Portsmouth’s apparel supplier is Canterbury of New Zealand,” notes Mike Miller. “Does Canterbury not make a suitable jacket?”

 

125 comments to That’s Ad-Tastic!

  • fred | January 13, 2010 at 8:01 am |

    The cowboys concussion pic isn’t working: http://sportsillustr...

  • Kek | January 13, 2010 at 8:15 am |

    Collage in today’s PG about the Pitt/UConn series, up top you Brandin Knight in the gold uni, this was the last appearance of the gold prior to the two games last season.

    http://www.post-gaze...

  • L. Hunt | January 13, 2010 at 8:24 am |

    I remember Pennsylvania balls well. They made the preferred ball that we used for stick ball. We called them “Pennsy Pinkys” — I’m not sure if that was the actual brand name or our nickname. They also made a prized basketball with alternating color/white panels in the early 70s (there were several color options). These balls were great because almost anyone could palm them if they were slightly damp. Accordingly, if the schoolyard had damp pavement, everyone became Connie Hawkins.

  • josh's twin | January 13, 2010 at 8:30 am |

    That Mets negligence case has it all, even the Ben Dreith defense. I wonder if it says, “… giving him the business.” in the court filing. Love it.

  • Terry Proctor | January 13, 2010 at 8:48 am |

    Great site for old advertisments. Love the car ads.

  • Hank | January 13, 2010 at 8:59 am |

    The Punch Imlach letter is a classic. Particularly liked the phone number “Empire 8-1641”.

  • Hank | January 13, 2010 at 9:01 am |

    [quote comment=”371969″]That Mets negligence case has it all, even the Ben Dreith defense. I wonder if it says, “… giving him the business.” in the court filing. Love it.[/quote]

    In all Ben’s glory: http://www.youtube.c...

  • FormerDirtDart | January 13, 2010 at 9:24 am |

    Yuma High School web site:
    http://www.yumahs.yu...
    Cool ball and chain on the page, and the Principal, staff, and school organizations seems to have an additional logo, a ring of key (cell keys no doubt)

  • MPowers1634 | January 13, 2010 at 9:30 am |

    It seems that the spelling problems that have befuddled the Washington Natinals has spread to their hockey counterparts…Capitals is spelled Captials in the ticker.

  • Paul Lukas | January 13, 2010 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”371974″]It seems that the spelling problems that have befuddled the Washington Natinals has spread to their hockey counterparts…Capitals is spelled Captials in the ticker.[/quote]

    Thanks. Now fixed.

  • Ricko | January 13, 2010 at 9:50 am |

    Damn. I thought it was a UW inside joke.

  • Ry Co 40 | January 13, 2010 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”371976″]Damn. I thought it was a UW inside joke.[/quote]

    lol. fixed:

    Damn. I thought it was a UW inside joke.

    -Ricko

  • Roger | January 13, 2010 at 10:05 am |

    This is SWEET!! –> http://cgi.ebay.com/...

  • Jeff | January 13, 2010 at 10:05 am |

    Gotta like the patches on her sleeves:

    http://www.shorpy.co...

    Wonder what they looked like in color?

  • Wise-amn | January 13, 2010 at 10:11 am |

    Hmmm, a Pirates minor leaguer with Under Armour logo creep. Does UA have a MiLB deal?

    I believe that each MLB team has (can have) a contract with certain companies for athletic apparel. I know the Colorado Rockies players have worn nike licensed apparel at training camp. (sorry no pictures.

  • Ricko | January 13, 2010 at 10:13 am |

    Speaking of auctions…

    Maybe put this on the front of a blank Red Wings white jersey?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    —Ricko

  • MPowers1634 | January 13, 2010 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”371977″][quote comment=”371976″]Damn. I thought it was a UW inside joke.[/quote]

    lol. fixed:

    Damn. I thought it was a UW inside joke.

    -Ricko[/quote]

    Huh? Dumb Yinzer.

  • Ry Co 40 | January 13, 2010 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”371982″][quote comment=”371977″][quote comment=”371976″]Damn. I thought it was a UW inside joke.[/quote]

    lol. fixed:

    Damn. I thought it was a UW inside joke.

    -Ricko[/quote]

    Huh? Dumb Yinzer.[/quote]

    he forgot the “-Ricko” LOL

  • JL | January 13, 2010 at 10:21 am |

    “Big bootleg jersey bust in Ohio”…

    I posted that link in the comments Monday, though I got the feeling it went fairly unnoticed.

    What cracks me up about the story is that these jerseys supposedly looked like the real Reebok replicas.

    I see so many ugly jerseys that either don’t look remotely close to a replica (goofy misplaced color blocks, wrong fonts, etc) or the JCPenney replica-replica Reebok jerseys that have helmets or logos on the sleeves instead of proper stripes and have a team logo on the yolk instead of the NFL logo.

    But hey, licensing laws are licensing laws. You can make your own knock-offs, just don’t try to profit from it!

  • Ricko | January 13, 2010 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”371983″][quote comment=”371982″][quote comment=”371977″][quote comment=”371976″]Damn. I thought it was a UW inside joke.[/quote]

    lol. fixed:

    Damn. I thought it was a UW inside joke.

    -Ricko[/quote]

    Huh? Dumb Yinzer.[/quote]

    he forgot the “-Ricko” LOL[/quote]

    Sometimes I strike quickly,
    leaving only the slightest hint I was there.
    Ninja-like, even. ; )

    —Ricko

  • Ry Co 40 | January 13, 2010 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”371981″]Speaking of auctions…

    Maybe put this on the front of a blank Red Wings white jersey?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    hmmm:

    http://www.everyjoe....

    or:

    http://www.jeffsjers...

    or the regular uni?

    pretty cool choices!

  • Lou | January 13, 2010 at 10:21 am |

    [quote]2) I can no longer offer extra raffle entries as a membership benefit — sorry[/quote]

    Not that I have a problem with this at all, but why can’t you? Is it an ESPN thing?

  • Ricko | January 13, 2010 at 10:23 am |

    What, no photo of the big bust jersey in Ohio?

    Aw, well, probably just groomsmen in Indians t-shirts posing with the bride, anyway.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | January 13, 2010 at 10:26 am |

    [quote comment=”371982″]

    Dumb Yinzer.[/quote]

    pot…kettle

  • Ricko | January 13, 2010 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”371987″][quote]2) I can no longer offer extra raffle entries as a membership benefit — sorry[/quote]

    Not that I have a problem with this at all, but why can’t you? Is it an ESPN thing?[/quote]

    A PayPal thing. If entries are free, can’t give extra entrees to people who have, by definition, paid for the privilege by joining.

    The old “no purchase necessary” thing we see so often.

    And PayPal certainly is entitled (or perhaps required) to be careful with the money they handle.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 13, 2010 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”371989″][quote comment=”371982″]

    Dumb Yinzer.[/quote]

    pot…kettle[/quote]

    Ah, yes, loved those Mot & Pot Kettle movies.

  • Paul Lukas | January 13, 2010 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”371987″][quote]2) I can no longer offer extra raffle entries as a membership benefit — sorry[/quote]

    Not that I have a problem with this at all, but why can’t you? Is it an ESPN thing?[/quote]

    In PayPal’s judgment, that constitutes profiting via gambling, which is against their rules.

  • Ricko | January 13, 2010 at 10:46 am |

    Okay, I’m willing to plead dumbness on this…
    but did the Minnesota Swarm wear these “Yipes, Stripes” last year and I missed it, or are they new for this season?

    http://www.mnswarm.c...

    —Ricko

  • Mark K | January 13, 2010 at 11:02 am |

    You could offer extra entries to those who don’t pay via PayPal. A sort of middle finger to them and their little cut of the pie.

    [I know you already have tons of members who have paid this way- just venting my dislike of PayPal]

    Will the Lions jersey be part of the raffle too?

  • LI Phil | January 13, 2010 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”371993″]Okay, I’m willing to plead dumbness on this…
    but did the Minnesota Swarm wear these “Yipes, Stripes” last year and I missed it, or are they new for this season?

    http://www.mnswarm.c...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    i believe you’re correct…on both the blue and the white jerseys…not there in past years…

    this season (’09-10?)…white and blue have gone to the tiled stripes

    normally, i love this look, but when the tiled stripes are this wide and continue on the pants…it’s almost too much of a good thing

  • Mark K | January 13, 2010 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”371984″]”Big bootleg jersey bust in Ohio”…

    I posted that link in the comments Monday, though I got the feeling it went fairly unnoticed.

    What cracks me up about the story is that these jerseys supposedly looked like the real Reebok replicas.

    I see so many ugly jerseys that either don’t look remotely close to a replica (goofy misplaced color blocks, wrong fonts, etc) or the JCPenney replica-replica Reebok jerseys that have helmets or logos on the sleeves instead of proper stripes and have a team logo on the yolk instead of the NFL logo.

    But hey, licensing laws are licensing laws. You can make your own knock-offs, just don’t try to profit from it![/quote]

    I once asked a state trooper who investigates such things how these guys can get away with selling obvious fake MLB and NFL items at the weekend flea markets and he basically told me it’s because his unit doesn’t work weekends and the state won’t pay for the OT.

  • RS Rogers | January 13, 2010 at 11:07 am |

    Re the Bob Fellers bicycle ad: Didn’t Pee Wee Herman ride a Roadmaster bike in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure? Would that make Pee Wee a Rapid Robert fan?

  • Ricko | January 13, 2010 at 11:08 am |

    [quote comment=”371995″][quote comment=”371993″]Okay, I’m willing to plead dumbness on this…
    but did the Minnesota Swarm wear these “Yipes, Stripes” last year and I missed it, or are they new for this season?

    http://www.mnswarm.c...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    i believe you’re correct…on both the blue and the white jerseys…not there in past years…

    this season (’09-10?)…white and blue have gone to the tiled stripes

    normally, i love this look, but when the tiled stripes are this wide and continue on the pants…it’s almost too much of a good thing[/quote]

    My thinking was not so much that is was a great looking uni, but that the jerseys would look great with jeans, worn more like a sweater (don’t mean a hockey sweater). lol.

    And I could see the stripes being so prominent if “Swarm” referred to bees. But it’s in reference to mosquitos (as seen in all variations of the logo).

    —Ricko

  • RS Rogers | January 13, 2010 at 11:09 am |

    D’oh! Stupid typo. Should have been either “Bob Feller’s bicycle ad” or “the Bob Feller bicycle ad.” Needed an apostrophe or an article removal.

  • Lou | January 13, 2010 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”371992″]

    In PayPal’s judgment, that constitutes profiting via gambling, which is against their rules.[/quote]

    I completely understand and hold not an ounce of ill will towards you. It is ebay/paypal that so irritates me.

    In their judgment it is perfectly ok to charge ebay fees on an item and then to REQUIRE that the item be paid for via paypal and again charge a fee. So double dipping by ebay/paypal is fine and is REQUIRED, but having little raffles every once in a while really gets their ire up. I am sure it is only because they have not yet devised a way to collect a fee off of the raffle, in which case they would be fine with it!

  • LI Phil | January 13, 2010 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”371998″]the jerseys would look great with jeans[/quote]

    agreed…this (minus the giant vector of course)…would look great

  • Bryant | January 13, 2010 at 11:20 am |

    [quote comment=”371980″]Hmmm, a Pirates minor leaguer with Under Armour logo creep. Does UA have a MiLB deal?

    I believe that each MLB team has (can have) a contract with certain companies for athletic apparel. I know the Colorado Rockies players have worn nike licensed apparel at training camp. (sorry no pictures.[/quote]

    It appears that UnderArmour must have a deal with Major League Baseball, as there is a page on the MLB Shop website devoted to the sizing of UnderArmour garments. http://shop.mlb.com/...

    As for the Bucs, there are pictures of more players in the same UnderArmour jacket taken this morning, courtesy of Dejan Kovacevic of the Post-Gazette: http://community.pos...

  • Sid | January 13, 2010 at 11:21 am |

    I go to Cubs spring training every year, and I usually spend a day or two at their minor league facility watching practice. I have seen some coaches and players wearing UA jackets/shirts w/ a Cubs logo. Two other things I’ve noticed are that the minor leaguers wear the cheap adjustible hats instead of the fitted ones, and all the players wear grey pants, while the coaches wear the home whites.

  • Ricko | January 13, 2010 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”372000″][quote comment=”371992″]

    In PayPal’s judgment, that constitutes profiting via gambling, which is against their rules.[/quote]

    I completely understand and hold not an ounce of ill will towards you. It is ebay/paypal that so irritates me.

    In their judgment it is perfectly ok to charge ebay fees on an item and then to REQUIRE that the item be paid for via paypal and again charge a fee. So double dipping by ebay/paypal is fine and is REQUIRED, but having little raffles every once in a while really gets their ire up. I am sure it is only because they have not yet devised a way to collect a fee off of the raffle, in which case they would be fine with it![/quote]

    Why does everyone have to made out to be a crook, or a conniver? PayPal handles a ton of money ever day and they want to protect that by being careful. Having spent a dozen years around Native American Gaming, I know the laws, regs and definitions involved in gaming—even for the simplest of things—are at once very general and still very specific.

    So PayPal is careful about what kind of transactions they process…for obvious legal reasons. That makes them bad guys?

    And I’m NOT saying Paul screwed up, no way. It’s a really minor, low level point that almost no one realizes unless they’ve had occasion to deal with the regs on such things. 99% of the people out there wouldn’t have realized the issue, either.

    What PayPal DID do that was jerky was be such dicks about it. All they really had to do was explain the situation and ask UW to comply. They got out the noose way to quickly. THAT we should bitch about.

    Although, I suppose if someone wants to rail against PayPal for some other reason, this does give them an opening.

    —Ricko

  • kj | January 13, 2010 at 11:33 am |

    According to a Swarm fanatic on the CCSLC, the Swarm introduced the blue version of the striped jerseys last season. The white version is new for this year.

  • Ry Co 40 | January 13, 2010 at 11:33 am |

    i’ve mentioned a few times here in the comments about how quirky selanne is with his equipment. he’s always changing between brands of his skates, gloves and sticks (every month or so). yet his helmet is the same model he’s had for most (if not all) of his career. well, i can’t find a really great shot, but now he is wearing a warrior glove on his left hand, and a bauer glove on his right. best pic i could find is #10 in this gallery (also can catch a glimpse of it in pic #14 (left hand), and pic #5 (right hand)) :

    http://www.nhl.com/i...

  • Scott Little | January 13, 2010 at 11:35 am |

    Can’t any minor league teams buy equipment and sign deals with whomever they want? Portland Beavers used to use adidas for all their equipment, switched to Nike last year…

  • JZ | January 13, 2010 at 11:35 am |

    Yuma High School was in my school’s athletic conference in the 90s, and their basketball and wrestling teams wore prison stripe warm-ups.

    http://tx.coachesaid...

  • CT | January 13, 2010 at 11:36 am |

    The reason behind Avram Grant’s Nike jacket might stem from the fact that the European division of Canterbury of New Zealand went into administration last year.

    It might be a leftover from his Chelsea days but they wear Adidas as I recall.

  • Kek | January 13, 2010 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”372006″]i’ve mentioned a few times here in the comments about how quirky selanne is with his equipment. he’s always changing between brands of his skates, gloves and sticks (every month or so). yet his helmet is the same model he’s had for most (if not all) of his career. well, i can’t find a really great shot, but now he is wearing a warrior glove on his left hand, and a bauer glove on his right. best pic i could find is #10 in this gallery (also can catch a glimpse of it in pic #14 (left hand), and pic #5 (right hand)) :

    http://www.nhl.com/i...
    speaking of, any more juice to that rumor of him donning a pens’ sweater?

  • Kyle@IU | January 13, 2010 at 11:41 am |

    Major props on putting the old Monaco Grand Prix poster at the top. I absolutely LOVE the art deco style of those posters — so much so that I have a print of this on my wall.

    Also worth a look are the official programs for the Indianapolis 500 up until 1953, when they went to standard artwork. Sorry about the tiny pictures, but this is the best database I could find.

  • Erick | January 13, 2010 at 11:46 am |

    I’m pretty sure Wayne Chism’s shoe numbers were a shout-out to the four players suspended in the gun incident on New Years Day.

  • Ricko | January 13, 2010 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”372005″]According to a Swarm fanatic on the CCSLC, the Swarm introduced the blue version of the striped jerseys last season. The white version is new for this year.[/quote]

    There you go. Saw TV highlights of the game in white the other night and it made me sit up…but then had a recollection of a change to the blues late last season. Saw them maybe only once and didn’t remember specifics.

    So, thanks.

    —Ricko

  • Jet | January 13, 2010 at 11:52 am |

    Love the timeline of Washington Caps goalie masks, but put me squarely in the “old school” category. I like the low-tech, homespun look of the early masks – less is more. Yeah, the new ones are done by professional airbrush artists and are works of art, but…

    Best line from that Toronto Maple Leafs training camp letter: “Let’s be ready for the competition and not sorry.”

    -Jet

  • Mark M | January 13, 2010 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”372009″]The reason behind Avram Grant’s Nike jacket might stem from the fact that the European division of Canterbury of New Zealand went into administration last year.

    It might be a leftover from his Chelsea days but they wear Adidas as I recall.[/quote]

    This is likely just a jacket he found somewhere.

    For years now all the team gear you see on EPL sidelines have the wearer’s initials on the right breast, in pretty large letters. It makes a lot of sense, there has to be tons of identical clothes laying around team locker rooms, with the intitials there one can quickly find your stuff.

    Chelsea has been adidas for a while. The new MLS gear (an all adidas league) has a couple of teams in the horrible “sports bra” design that Chelsea sports.

  • Mark M | January 13, 2010 at 12:15 pm |

    I LOVE the old racing ads. Any art history types want to confirm that the featured poster would be described as art deco?

  • Paul Lukas | January 13, 2010 at 12:25 pm |

    We’re not here to discuss PayPal. It’s their company, their service, their rules. I’m doing my best to abide. Let’s please move on. Thanks.

  • Judy | January 13, 2010 at 12:32 pm |

    Love the old ads. What a great find!

    [quote]As we’ve discussed before, the swastika was a common graphic symbol in the pre-Nazi era.[/quote]

    FYI, the swastika remains a very auspicious symbol in Eastern religions, including Hinduism and Buddhism. I was traveling in India and Hong Kong last year, and saw it everywhere from old temples to private homes to the front grill of trucks.

  • joe | January 13, 2010 at 12:43 pm |

    Re: the toronto training camp letter.
    Based on how they are playing now, they must still be using the same training camp standards.

  • bill | January 13, 2010 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”371971″]The Punch Imlach letter is a classic. Particularly liked the phone number “Empire 8-1641”.[/quote]

    I loved the letter too Hank. My favorite part was the expectations regarding conditioning.

  • Johnny O | January 13, 2010 at 12:48 pm |

    For my winter job, I worked at a local collectible store that a lot of NFL merchandise. I got a little smile every time I shipped one of these awesome “Sir Saint” shirts out. I am not a Saints fan… but I would actually buy and wear this shirt:

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

  • LI Phil | January 13, 2010 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”372025″]I would actually buy and wear this shirt:

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

    well, now dat the pack are out…

  • Ricko | January 13, 2010 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”372026″][quote comment=”372025″]I would actually buy and wear this shirt:

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

    well, now dat the pack are out…[/quote]

    And the Cardinals is in. ; )

  • daveo | January 13, 2010 at 1:21 pm |

    Deadball footage noted in the CNATI TOL.

    Check out the sweaters!

    http://bases.nbcspor...

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 1:22 pm |

    Thought for sure you’d post this vintage ad, Paul:
    http://file.vintagea...

    I kinda like this one:
    http://file.vintagea...

  • Ricko | January 13, 2010 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”372028″]Deadball footage noted in the CNATI TOL.

    Check out the sweaters!

    http://bases.nbcspor...

    Also check out the celebratory dance of the 3B coach about a minute in.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 13, 2010 at 1:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”372030″][quote comment=”372028″]Deadball footage noted in the CNATI TOL.

    Check out the sweaters!

    http://bases.nbcspor...

    Also check out the celebratory dance of the 3B coach about a minute in.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Sorry, is around the 40-second mark.

  • mike 2 | January 13, 2010 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”371971″]The Punch Imlach letter is a classic. Particularly liked the phone number “Empire 8-1641”.[/quote]

    EMpire was the exchange for downtown Toronto once upon a time. I grew up in the distant suburbs, in the NElson exchange.

    FWIW, I just dialed the number and its listed as “no longer in use”.

  • JRJR | January 13, 2010 at 2:01 pm |

    Well now I’ve seen it all.

    http://wezen-ball.co...

  • mmwatkin | January 13, 2010 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”372003″]I go to Cubs spring training every year, and I usually spend a day or two at their minor league facility watching practice. I have seen some coaches and players wearing UA jackets/shirts w/ a Cubs logo. Two other things I’ve noticed are that the minor leaguers wear the cheap adjustible hats instead of the fitted ones, and all the players wear grey pants, while the coaches wear the home whites.[/quote]

    Do you think the Cubs will end up moving to Naples, FL for Spring Training?

  • Ricko | January 13, 2010 at 2:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”372033″]Well now I’ve seen it all.

    http://wezen-ball.co...

    Reminds of the old TV wrestling shows that were nothing but promos for upcoming weekend matches at The Auditorim. Stars never wrestled each other on TV for free, so they had guys who were fodder for those matches. Guys like Kenny Jay, Eddie Sharkey and George “Scrap Iron” Gedasky.

    We always figured their cumulative TV record
    was, like, 0 – 5,000.

    —Ricko

  • JRJR | January 13, 2010 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”372035″][quote comment=”372033″]Well now I’ve seen it all.

    http://wezen-ball.co...

    Reminds of the old TV wrestling shows that were nothing but promos for upcoming weekend matches at The Auditorim. Stars never wrestled each other on TV for free, so they had guys who were fodder for those matches. Guys like Kenny Jay, Eddie Sharkey and George “Scrap Iron” Gedasky.

    We always figured their cumulative TV record
    was, like, 0 – 5,000.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Or midget wrestling…

  • Johnny O | January 13, 2010 at 2:24 pm |

    I looked in the mail today and got an advertisement from the Milwaukee Brewers and their specials for packages… and look what was on the cover:

    http://s147.photobuc...

    I know Brewer fans will appreciate it.. not sure about the rest of you.

  • Hank | January 13, 2010 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”372032″][quote comment=”371971″]The Punch Imlach letter is a classic. Particularly liked the phone number “Empire 8-1641”.[/quote]

    EMpire was the exchange for downtown Toronto once upon a time. I grew up in the distant suburbs, in the NElson exchange.

    FWIW, I just dialed the number and its listed as “no longer in use”.[/quote]

    Grew up in Philly and my home exchange was HOward. When Bell Telephone (now that’s going in the way-back machine) changed to all numbers during the dawn of touch-tone, my parents had a devil of time converting.

  • leon | January 13, 2010 at 2:27 pm |

    I may be late to the party, but this morning I saw the first 45 minutes of this movie on Showtime, and I look forward to seeing it’s conclusion at some point. If you want a pretty right-on look at the late 60’s, interlaced with a college football game, well, let me just say a lot of this rang true for me. Click on the link and click on “trailer”. My apologies if this is old news.

    http://www.kino.com/...

  • Hank | January 13, 2010 at 2:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”372033″]Well now I’ve seen it all.

    http://wezen-ball.co...

    Since Good Ol’ Charlie Brown’s team only fielded 5 players, no wonder they were constantly having the stuffing beat out of them.

  • scott | January 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”372037″]I looked in the mail today and got an advertisement from the Milwaukee Brewers and their specials for packages… and look what was on the cover:

    http://s147.photobuc...

    I know Brewer fans will appreciate it.. not sure about the rest of you.[/quote]

    One of the best highlights of last season, IMO. Didn’t Prince untuck his jersey just after he got past first base?

  • Johnny O | January 13, 2010 at 2:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”372041″][quote comment=”372037″]I looked in the mail today and got an advertisement from the Milwaukee Brewers and their specials for packages… and look what was on the cover:

    http://s147.photobuc...

    I know Brewer fans will appreciate it.. not sure about the rest of you.[/quote]

    One of the best highlights of last season, IMO. Didn’t Prince untuck his jersey just after he got past first base?[/quote]

    He either un-tucks his jersey after rounding 1st base, or in this particular case, around 3rd base en route to home plate:
    http://graphics.json...

  • Johnny O | January 13, 2010 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”372042″][quote comment=”372041″][quote comment=”372037″]I looked in the mail today and got an advertisement from the Milwaukee Brewers and their specials for packages… and look what was on the cover:

    http://s147.photobuc...

    I know Brewer fans will appreciate it.. not sure about the rest of you.[/quote]

    One of the best highlights of last season, IMO. Didn’t Prince untuck his jersey just after he got past first base?[/quote]

    He either un-tucks his jersey after rounding 1st base, or in this particular case, around 3rd base en route to home plate:
    http://graphics.json...

    Sorry, to be more specific… that image I posted was not the same home run as the “pin dropping” homer.

  • M.Princip | January 13, 2010 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”372039″]I may be late to the party, but this morning I saw the first 45 minutes of this movie on Showtime, and I look forward to seeing it’s conclusion at some point. If you want a pretty right-on look at the late 60’s, interlaced with a college football game, well, let me just say a lot of this rang true for me. Click on the link and click on “trailer”. My apologies if this is old news.

    http://www.kino.com/...

    Thus far, there are only three football movies, I consider, worth watching. This, could be my fourth.

  • M.Princip | January 13, 2010 at 3:27 pm |

    Absolutely badass leather cap here:

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

  • Jonathan | January 13, 2010 at 3:52 pm |

    I was at that Brewers game, so i think its cool seeing that pic on the cover. I am not a Brewers fan (or Giants fan who they were playing)…but it was pretty neat being there live to see it. He did untuck after rounding first base and then started pointing to home plate so the others would be ready for him. We started out in the $8 Bernie’s Terrace seats, but by the time he hit that in the 12th we were about 5 rows from the field.

  • M.Princip | January 13, 2010 at 4:04 pm |

    Oh my, another leather beaut!

    http://www.huntaucti...

    What the….?!?! Psuedo Dungard DG 205

    http://www.huntaucti...

    ….and Wow!

    http://www.huntaucti...

  • Jet | January 13, 2010 at 4:16 pm |

    What’s going on in that Brewers picture??

  • Teebz | January 13, 2010 at 4:17 pm |

    For all those waiting to see the new Devils Christmas tree jersey, feast your eyes on the second dude from the left.

    There’s a good chance that the Devils will be wearing that very jersey.

  • TC Mark | January 13, 2010 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”371981″]Speaking of auctions…

    Maybe put this on the front of a blank Red Wings white jersey?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    That would look awfully sweet

  • LI Phil | January 13, 2010 at 4:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”372048″]What’s going on in that Brewers picture??[/quote]

    here

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 4:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”371997″]Re the Bob Fellers bicycle ad: Didn’t Pee Wee Herman ride a Roadmaster bike in Pee Wee’s Big Adventure? Would that make Pee Wee a Rapid Robert fan?[/quote]

    Speaking of Pee Wee, here’s a vintage ad with him: http://file.vintagea...

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 4:53 pm |

    You know, at one time in the 90s I had a pair of teal shoes almost like these:
    http://file.vintagea...
    Except 1) they were for men, and 2) they didn’t have the ankle straps on them.

    Used to keep them in the garage, but a mouse chewed on the shoestrings, and…well, you just can’t find teal replacement shoestrings very easily, can you?

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 4:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”372053″]You know, at one time in the 90s I had a pair of teal shoes almost like these:
    http://file.vintagea...
    Except 1) they were for men, and 2) they didn’t have the ankle straps on them.

    Used to keep them in the garage, but a mouse chewed on the shoestrings, and…well, you just can’t find teal replacement shoestrings very easily, can you?[/quote]

    Oh, and mine were suede.

  • M.Princip | January 13, 2010 at 4:56 pm |

    Sweet Chuck Muncie!

    http://file.vintagea...

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 4:56 pm |

    Maybe Joe Montana ate your baby?
    http://file.vintagea...

  • leon | January 13, 2010 at 4:57 pm |

    Speaking of Pee Wee, here’s a vintage ad with him: http://file.vintagea

    http://www.peeweeree...

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 4:58 pm |

    Take that, Swoosh:
    http://file.vintagea...

  • M.Princip | January 13, 2010 at 4:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”372055″]Sweet Chuck Muncie!

    http://file.vintagea...

    Griese, Dickerson, Joe Washington, MUNCIE!!! Represent Goggles Pizano Styley!!!

  • Perry | January 13, 2010 at 5:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”372044″][quote comment=”372039″]I may be late to the party, but this morning I saw the first 45 minutes of this movie on Showtime, and I look forward to seeing it’s conclusion at some point. If you want a pretty right-on look at the late 60’s, interlaced with a college football game, well, let me just say a lot of this rang true for me. Click on the link and click on “trailer”. My apologies if this is old news.

    http://www.kino.com/...

    Thus far, there are only three football movies, I consider, worth watching. This, could be my fourth.[/quote]

    I saw it last week, very entertaining and a good look at what football, and TV football, looked and sounded like in that era. Also fun to watch Tommy Lee Jones as a left guard (and a very good one).

    By the way, it’s also worth checking out the complete telecast of the first Monday Night Football game Paul linked to today; not only shows the whole game but also the ABC intro with the cheesy music, a good 10 minutes of Cosell/Jackson/Meredith lead-in, and the commercials! Great stuff!

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 5:05 pm |

    Maybe if wimps, slugs and couch potatoes bought these, this company would be competitive today?
    http://file.vintagea...

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”372061″]Maybe if wimps, slugs and couch potatoes bought these, this company would be competitive today?
    http://file.vintagea...
    Oops, let me try that again: http://file.vintagea...

  • M.Princip | January 13, 2010 at 5:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”372062″][quote comment=”372061″]Maybe if wimps, slugs and couch potatoes bought these, this company would be competitive today?
    http://file.vintagea...
    Oops, let me try that again: http://file.vintagea...

    Oi, the Boz! Nothing to see here, move along. Noticed the new T over at Pennant Race.

    http://www.pennantra...

  • MG12 | January 13, 2010 at 5:13 pm |

    Does anyone have an opinion about the Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor wearing an Arsenal shirt while giving an interview about the recent attack on the Togo bus before the African Cup of Nations tournament?

    http://soccernet.esp...

    Would a Red Sox player give an interview wearing a Yankee shirt?

  • JTH | January 13, 2010 at 5:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”372063″][quote comment=”372062″][quote comment=”372061″]Maybe if wimps, slugs and couch potatoes bought these, this company would be competitive today?
    http://file.vintagea...
    Oops, let me try that again: http://file.vintagea...

    Oi, the Boz! Nothing to see here, move along. Noticed the new T over at Pennant Race.

    http://www.pennantra...
    I had a pair of Avias. They were without a doubt the most comfortable and most durable basketball shoes I’ve ever had.

    I must have gotten them before that ad came out because if I had seen that, I never would have bought them.

    *insert punchline here*

  • leon | January 13, 2010 at 5:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”372065″][quote comment=”372063″][quote comment=”372062″][quote comment=”372061″]Maybe if wimps, slugs and couch potatoes bought these, this company would be competitive today?
    http://file.vintagea...
    Oops, let me try that again: http://file.vintagea...

    Oi, the Boz! Nothing to see here, move along. Noticed the new T over at Pennant Race.

    http://www.pennantra...
    I had a pair of Avias. They were without a doubt the most comfortable and most durable basketball shoes I’ve ever had.

    I must have gotten them before that ad came out because if I had seen that, I never would have bought them.

    *insert punchline here*[/quote]
    Did you attend UC Santa Cruz?

  • JTH | January 13, 2010 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”372066″]
    Did you attend UC Santa Cruz?[/quote]
    No, but I did coach the Alabama and UALR basketball teams.

  • Jeff P | January 13, 2010 at 5:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”372053″]You know, at one time in the 90s I had a pair of teal shoes almost like these:
    http://file.vintagea...
    Except 1) they were for men, and 2) they didn’t have the ankle straps on them.

    Used to keep them in the garage, but a mouse chewed on the shoestrings, and…well, you just can’t find teal replacement shoestrings very easily, can you?[/quote]

    Dye ’em yourself. Use coolaid or something, there are sites out there that tell you how to do it.

  • leon | January 13, 2010 at 6:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”372067″][quote comment=”372066″]
    Did you attend UC Santa Cruz?[/quote]
    No, but I did coach the Alabama and UALR basketball teams.[/quote]

    Bada-bing, bada-boom!

  • LarryB | January 13, 2010 at 7:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”372028″]Deadball footage noted in the CNATI TOL.

    Check out the sweaters!

    http://bases.nbcspor...

    wow that was great

  • Phil | January 13, 2010 at 7:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”372070″][quote comment=”372028″]Deadball footage noted in the CNATI TOL.

    Check out the sweaters!

    http://bases.nbcspor...

    Love the sweater that Houns Wagner is wearing. Never knew there was any surviving footage from the 1909 World Series.

    wow that was great[/quote]

  • LarryB | January 13, 2010 at 8:02 pm |

    Can easily get lost in those Vintage Ads. The sports, toys and so on.

    Fun stuff.

  • Thomas Clark | January 13, 2010 at 8:03 pm |

    Quick question:

    Are there other NCAA Hockey teams that use helmets that mimic their football teams?

    I know Michigan obviously does, as does Notre Dame (not always). Any others?

    (Penn State’s non-varsity program does as well but they’re ACHA, not NCAA.)

  • The Hemogoblin | January 13, 2010 at 8:27 pm |

    Aww, dammit. I got screwed. I paid in cash. I sent Paul my membership fee… damn you, eBay!

    Oh, in other news:

    Dear Uni Watch and assorted readers therein who actually like me:

    I’m taking the most notorious class at UO this term– Info Hell. I have 10 weeks to complete a 100-page paper.

    Mmm.

    So, instead of taking one of the topics already proposed by the professor, I came up with my own (the only guidelines were that they had to be recent and they had to be a public policy issue). I’m going to end up writing that paper on whether or not governments should fund athletic venues on the basis of economic development.

    (This will explain why I probably won’t comment here frequently this term.)

    So, do any of you wonderful Uni Watch readers have expertise in this area? (No, Phil, Citi Field does not count as “expertise”, even if you feel like you should own the naming rights to it because we’re all paying for it.) I need to interview three people for my project and I’m trying to corral these sources as soon as possible.

    Thanks,

    Kenny

  • JAson | January 13, 2010 at 8:47 pm |

    No photos yet but Xavier and UNC-Charlotte are going color-on-color AND template-on-template! Charlotte is in their road green and X is in a new gray alt. Both unis are Nike and both are the same SoD design.

  • Taxman | January 13, 2010 at 9:24 pm |

    Penn is a famous maker of tennis balls and they apparently had a contract in the public schools I attended in the 60’s and 70’s. We had all Pennsylvania basketballs, – tetherballs, and some weird looking American version of a soccer ball – all rubber; and most memorable were the Pennsylvania rubber footballs. Hard panels, harder rubber laces, and apparently steel reinforced points. I had a classmate once try to catch a pass with his sternum and the pointy plastic missile knocked him over and knocked the wind out of him. Good times.

  • Kurt Allen | January 13, 2010 at 9:25 pm |

    You have to love this sponsor from the 1970 MNF open…

    Also check out the United Airlines commercial – you can walk UPSTAIRS to a kitchen, DURING THE FLIGHT!!! (Air travel has gone straight backwards in 40 years…)

  • Kurt Allen | January 13, 2010 at 9:35 pm |

    Also got a great card in the mail from the Brewers – fans holding signs, one says ‘Hey (Last Name)’, other says ‘Did You Get Your 9-Pack (tickets)’ – I have to say their marketing is great…

  • Kurt Allen | January 13, 2010 at 9:36 pm |

    By the way, J.J. Hardy Brewers #7 discounted from $100 to $20 at Sports Authority – didn’t get it…

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 10:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”372064″]Does anyone have an opinion about the Manchester City striker Emmanuel Adebayor wearing an Arsenal shirt while giving an interview about the recent attack on the Togo bus before the African Cup of Nations tournament?

    http://soccernet.esp...

    Would a Red Sox player give an interview wearing a Yankee shirt?[/quote]

    That’s more like a Red Sox player wearing an Orioles jersey. If he wore a Manchester UNITED shirt, THEN that would be like wearing a Yankee shirt.

    Given the circumstances, though, I’d let it slide this time.

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 10:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”372076″]Penn is a famous maker of tennis balls and they apparently had a contract in the public schools I attended in the 60’s and 70’s. We had all Pennsylvania basketballs, – tetherballs, and some weird looking American version of a soccer ball – all rubber; and most memorable were the Pennsylvania rubber footballs. Hard panels, harder rubber laces, and apparently steel reinforced points. I had a classmate once try to catch a pass with his sternum and the pointy plastic missile knocked him over and knocked the wind out of him. Good times.[/quote]

    Hey that’s right! We had one of those Pennsylvania footballs. Almost broke my toe trying to kick it straight-on style. Couldn’t stand it when Dad zinged a pass at me, either. I was so glad when Nerf balls came out a few years later.

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 10:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”372068″][quote comment=”372053″]You know, at one time in the 90s I had a pair of teal shoes almost like these:
    http://file.vintagea...
    Except 1) they were for men, and 2) they didn’t have the ankle straps on them.

    Used to keep them in the garage, but a mouse chewed on the shoestrings, and…well, you just can’t find teal replacement shoestrings very easily, can you?[/quote]

    Dye ’em yourself. Use coolaid or something, there are sites out there that tell you how to do it.[/quote]

    Thanks, but unfortunately the shoes are long gone.

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 10:34 pm |

    Hey soccer fans (all two of you),

    I didn’t follow MLS until ’02. Is this Metro Stars jersey http://farm3.static.... an alternate from their early years, or is it a fauxback? It has the league logo on the back, but I know that doesn’t mean they wore these in a game. Either way, it was a good deal at the thrift store.

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 10:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”372075″]No photos yet but Xavier and UNC-Charlotte are going color-on-color AND template-on-template! Charlotte is in their road green and X is in a new gray alt. Both unis are Nike and both are the same SoD design.[/quote]

    Here ya go: http://espn-i.starwa...
    Blah.

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 11:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”372056″]Maybe Joe Montana ate your baby?
    http://file.vintagea...

    You’re probably thinking OJ did it…
    http://file.vintagea...

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 11:02 pm |

    I’m gonna float like a butterfly and sting like a…roach trap?
    http://file.vintagea...

  • LI Phil | January 13, 2010 at 11:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”372083″]Hey soccer fans (all two of you),

    I didn’t follow MLS until ’02. Is this Metro Stars jersey http://farm3.static.... an alternate from their early years, or is it a fauxback? It has the league logo on the back, but I know that doesn’t mean they wore these in a game. Either way, it was a good deal at the thrift store.[/quote]

    i should probably know the answer, but … i don’t follow the MLS at all

    this jersey is about as close as i could find, but it’s not what you have

    you’d wear it tho

  • Bernd | January 13, 2010 at 11:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”372083″]Hey soccer fans (all two of you),

    I didn’t follow MLS until ’02. Is this Metro Stars jersey http://farm3.static.... an alternate from their early years, or is it a fauxback? It has the league logo on the back, but I know that doesn’t mean they wore these in a game. Either way, it was a good deal at the thrift store.[/quote]

    This was not a game jersey. I actually have a bright orange DC United “jersey” from that era made by a really dodgy secondary manufacturer. In the beginning, MLS just signed lots of non-exclusive apparel deals, leading to garish concoctions. The one you’ve got there, though, is definitely more on the tasteful end.

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 11:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”372088″][quote comment=”372083″]Hey soccer fans (all two of you),

    I didn’t follow MLS until ’02. Is this Metro Stars jersey http://farm3.static.... an alternate from their early years, or is it a fauxback? It has the league logo on the back, but I know that doesn’t mean they wore these in a game. Either way, it was a good deal at the thrift store.[/quote]

    This was not a game jersey. I actually have a bright orange DC United “jersey” from that era made by a really dodgy secondary manufacturer. In the beginning, MLS just signed lots of non-exclusive apparel deals, leading to garish concoctions. The one you’ve got there, though, is definitely more on the tasteful end.[/quote]

    Thanks for the info, Bernd.

    And thank you too, Phil. Although I wouldn’t wear the one you showed http://assets.nydail... becasue it’s not a V-neck. Otherwise it looks nice.

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 11:44 pm |

    Getting late for me, so insert your own jokes here: http://file.vintagea...

  • JimV19 | January 13, 2010 at 11:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”372085″][quote comment=”372056″]Maybe Joe Montana ate your baby?
    http://file.vintagea...

    You’re probably thinking OJ did it…
    http://file.vintagea...

    Or maybe Broadway Joe?
    http://file.vintagea...

    And just in case some of you are wondering what I’m talking about: http://www.youtube.c...

  • Mike R. | January 14, 2010 at 12:32 am |

    On the warriors practice floor. When Eric Muscleman was coach. He thought it was to dreary for the team. He wanted it bright colors to wake players up and to honor the teams history. So that’s the story behind the jerseys painted all around.

  • Mike R. | January 14, 2010 at 12:35 am |

    Also with the warriors. Coming in after like 10 straight losing seasons, he wanted to change the culture and atmosphere of the club. He actually did a good job and things started going in the right direction. Too bad he wanted to play to win and the front office wanted the rookies to play more, so he was kicked to the curb.

  • JJD | January 14, 2010 at 1:16 am |

    Maybe this has been covered (though I Googled it to no success) but Pierson Prioleau is wearing #31 for the Saints.

    See?

    But NFL.com says the Saints have retired #31 for Jim Taylor. What gives?