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Emptying the Notebook

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Been a while since anyone has submitted any childhood uni drawings, so I was happy to get a communiqué from Aaron Staenberg, as follows:

My parents were going through some of my old stuff and found the notebook where my friend Joe Lynch and I kept our primitive uniform drawings. We had gotten into team names and uniforms and such when we were growing up. While we were in high school, we decided to create the RFL (Royal Football League). There was nothing very royal about it, other than a fancy name for our fancy made-up league. We made divisions and the whole deal, and then we went and made some logos and uniforms and helmets for the teams.

Some of designs were not very original or creative, but some were somewhat prophetic. We made a team called the Louisiana Voodoo, which was later an arena league team. We made a team called the Utah Rattlers, which had a color scheme and logo resembling the first Arizona Diamondbacks logo that would come a few years later. We made a team called the California Condors, with a helmet that resembled the Eagles throwback helmets that came out years later. And we had a team called the Seattle Lumberjacks and tried to create our own plaid pattern — very ugly, but somewhat catchy and definitely original.

I love some of Aaron’s details, like the little jock tags on every jersey illustration, and the fact that some of the helmets had little uni number decals while others had the helmet number spread out around the center stripe. And a few of his jersey concepts were plenty innovative. Want to see more of his childhood designs? Look here.

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Good news, bad news: The good news is that 13 membership kits mailed out two days ago (including Mike Kelly’s Hartford Whalers treatment, shown at right), and we have another dozen or so in the pipeline that should mail out by the middle of next week.

The bad news is that I can no longer use PayPal. Extraordinarily frustrating, but what’s done is done — let’s move on. Those of you who signed up via PayPal yesterday, don’t worry, your orders have been received and processed.

In a perfect world, there would be PayPaul. Until then, I’ll have to choose a new e-payment system. I’m leaning toward Amazon Payments, which works pretty much like PayPal and should be very easy for everyone because most of you already have Amazon accounts (if you already have a credit card registered with them, you’re good to go; if you don’t, it’s easy to set one up). I hope to announce the new system on Monday. Meanwhile, if any of you have feedback to offer about this or other PayPal alternatives, I’m all ears.

Of course, you can always sign up by sending a check. The address is on the membership sign-up page.

I don’t usually do this…: But yesterday’s ESPN column was, I think, pretty damn good. If you missed it, check it out here.

Uni Watch News Ticker: The Evanston, Illinois, city council wore Auburn football jerseys the other day, to satisfy a bet made prior to the Outback Bowl. “Auburn sent very small unis as a friendly joke,” says Jonathon Binet. “But if you click on the photos to enlarge them, it looks like a couple of the city council members added Northwestern football patches to their Auburn jerseys.” … Didn’t realize that Lebron wore mismatched shoes the other night (with thanks to Brad Keppler). … Turns out there’s a site specifically for former employees of Herman’s Sporting Goods. If you grew up going to Herman’s, as I did, you’ll love old photos like this and this (great find by Bruce Menard). … NickNOB alert from John English, who found another shot of Campy Capaneris. As you may recall, I had run this shot a week or two ago. … “Take a look at this shot of Cal State Fullerton,” says Jeremy Brahm. “I can’t find a date, but the photo is of Leon Wood, who played there during from 1981-84. It is a untucked jersey, but what is the text on the side?” Not sure. Anyone..? … You wouldn’t think a community college and a minor league baseball team would butt heads over a word like “Mudcats,” but they did. … Good blog post devoted to Indians uniforms here (with thanks to Tim Bennett). … Must be more Kiss fans out there in the Uni Watch readership than I would have guessed, because at least a dozen of you told me about these Kiss football helmets yesterday. … Troy Murray dropped the first puck at last night’s Blackhawks game. What’s that patch on his jersey? As Chris Bruggeman notes, it’s the 1990-91 All-Star patch — a nice touch.

 

195 comments to Emptying the Notebook

  • Beau A | January 15, 2010 at 7:24 am |

    Gotta love these kids’ leagues. Especially when they must lead to future Arena League teams:

    Rattlers
    Voodoo
    Storm

  • KF | January 15, 2010 at 7:45 am |

    The jersey is frumped, but I believe the Cal State uniforms say “CSUF” on the side.

  • DJ | January 15, 2010 at 7:45 am |

    “Take a look at this shot of Cal State Fullerton,” says Jeremy Brahm. “I can’t find a date, but the photo is of Leon Wood, who played there during from 1981-84. It is a untucked jersey, but what is the text on the side?”

    “CSUF”, perhaps?

  • War Damn Eagle | January 15, 2010 at 8:11 am |

    Outstanding research to uncover the Chiefs helmet, Paul!

  • Liketheriver | January 15, 2010 at 8:33 am |

    LeBron is wearing mismatched shoes every road game this year according to the article you put up yesterday that had the interview with the Cavaliers equipment manager.

  • Justin | January 15, 2010 at 8:42 am |

    Any chance the Jets and Chargers will wear their AFL unis the weekend?

  • Kek | January 15, 2010 at 8:47 am |

    Pens and Oilers last night, Oilers had their nice throwbacks on, which, according to the blog post below:
    http://community.pos...
    are really their regular home jerseys and they are wearing the darker ones as alts.

    Also, I’m pretty sure between the tv and radio broadcasts on the pens side that I heard three of the four on-air folks refer to the Oilers as “The Oil”. Is that something local that the Pittsburgh folks were embracing or what? I had never heard of this.

    Is this not the mystery hot hockey chick some of you were talking about the other day:
    http://espn.go.com/n...
    http://espn.go.com/n...

    Also, cool Cape Breton jersey on this fan:
    http://espn.go.com/n...

  • Hank | January 15, 2010 at 8:51 am |

    Why would the minor league Mudcats get their shorts bunched-up because a community college team has the same nickname? Stupid. If you use their ‘logic’, then the Carolina Panthers should have sued the Florida Panthers, and the Chicago Bears should have gone after the Baylor Bears, and on and on. Spoon River should not have backed down and just let the courts throw the case out.

  • LI Phil | January 15, 2010 at 8:52 am |

    [quote comment=”372314″]Is this not the mystery hot hockey chick some of you were talking about the other day:
    http://espn.go.com/n...
    http://espn.go.com/n...
    [/quote]

    close, but that’s meghan agosta

    teebz would know, since he follows her, but im pretty sure she’s on the canadian olympic team

  • RS Rogers | January 15, 2010 at 8:55 am |

    Good blog post devoted to Indians uniforms here

    I’m not digging the clash between the block C on the cap and the script “Indians” on the chest. A few years ago I put together a Cleveland cap mashup between the terrific 1973-77 unis and Chief Wahoo:

    Indians cap 1

    Indians cap 2

  • War Damn Eagle | January 15, 2010 at 8:58 am |

    color on color last night in ann arbor, and two very classic-looking uniforms, too:

    http://rivals.yahoo....

  • War Damn Eagle | January 15, 2010 at 9:01 am |

    Auburn’s Under Armour basketball shoes have the school logo on the tongue:

    http://rivals.yahoo....

  • Kek | January 15, 2010 at 9:07 am |

    [quote comment=”372316″][quote comment=”372314″]Is this not the mystery hot hockey chick some of you were talking about the other day:
    http://espn.go.com/n...
    http://espn.go.com/n...
    [/quote]

    close, but that’s meghan agosta

    teebz would know, since he follows her, but im pretty sure she’s on the canadian olympic team[/quote]
    so i gave you all bonus hockey babes, yay for me

  • LI Phil | January 15, 2010 at 9:15 am |

    [quote comment=”372320″]so i gave you all bonus hockey babes, yay for me[/quote]

    indeed; that’s always welcome douggie

  • Hott Rodd | January 15, 2010 at 9:17 am |

    [quote comment=”372320″][quote comment=”372316″][quote comment=”372314″]Is this not the mystery hot hockey chick some of you were talking about the other day:
    http://espn.go.com/n...
    http://espn.go.com/n...
    [/quote]

    close, but that’s meghan agosta

    teebz would know, since he follows her, but im pretty sure she’s on the canadian olympic team[/quote]
    so i gave you all bonus hockey babes, yay for me[/quote]

    Watch it kek, Teebz’ll get you for objectifying women, not that there’s anything wrong wi.. oh wait..

  • Tom V | January 15, 2010 at 9:17 am |

    [quote comment=”372315″]Why would the minor league Mudcats get their shorts bunched-up because a community college team has the same nickname? Stupid. If you use their ‘logic’, then the Carolina Panthers should have sued the Florida Panthers, and the Chicago Bears should have gone after the Baylor Bears, and on and on. Spoon River should not have backed down and just let the courts throw the case out.[/quote]

    100% agree. I think its sad the reason they had to back down was because they couldn’t afford the legal battle. And I’ll tell ya this, that team from Carolina just did more damage to their image than some community college from Spoon River ever could.

  • Paul Lukas | January 15, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    Phil just pointed out to me that the Jazz wore their gorgeous green throwbacks last night:
    http://sports.yahoo....

  • JTH | January 15, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment=”372314″]Pens and Oilers last night, Oilers had their nice throwbacks on, which, according to the blog post below:
    http://community.pos...
    are really their regular home jerseys and they are wearing the darker ones as alts.

    Also, I’m pretty sure between the tv and radio broadcasts on the pens side that I heard three of the four on-air folks refer to the Oilers as “The Oil”. Is that something local that the Pittsburgh folks were embracing or what? I had never heard of this.[/quote]
    I’ve heard Pat Foley (Blackhawks TV play-by-play guy) refer to them as “the Oil” as well.

    I was wondering if he does it to kinda mess with Eddie Olczyk because his brother is an assistant GM in Edmonton. I guess not.

  • Traxel | January 15, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    This KISS fan believes that ESPN column was indeed a rocker. Though, when finally solving a mystery such as the Chiefs helmet holy grail, it can be a little let down. The search is over. Kind of a ‘What now’ feeling. I guess there is still the Bronco horse color mystery of the sixties.

  • JTH | January 15, 2010 at 9:22 am |

    So why was the Evanston city council wearing the Auburn jerseys? Did Auburn cover the spread in that game? Or were they dumb enough to make a straight-up bet?

  • Marc M. | January 15, 2010 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”372318″]color on color last night in ann arbor, and two very classic-looking uniforms, too:

    http://rivals.yahoo....
    I’m sorry but until they stop wearing “clown pants” instead of reasonable basketball shorts, there can be nothing classic about the unis.

  • LI Phil | January 15, 2010 at 9:25 am |

    [quote comment=”372328″]So why was the Evanston city council wearing the Auburn jerseys? Did Auburn cover the spread in that game? Or were they dumb enough to make a straight-up bet?[/quote]

    ouch…spread was 7.5, so it HAD to be a straight up bet

  • aflfan | January 15, 2010 at 9:26 am |

    [quote comment=”372323″][quote comment=”372315″]Why would the minor league Mudcats get their shorts bunched-up because a community college team has the same nickname? Stupid. If you use their ‘logic’, then the Carolina Panthers should have sued the Florida Panthers, and the Chicago Bears should have gone after the Baylor Bears, and on and on. Spoon River should not have backed down and just let the courts throw the case out.[/quote]

    100% agree. I think its sad the reason they had to back down was because they couldn’t afford the legal battle. And I’ll tell ya this, that team from Carolina just did more damage to their image than some community college from Spoon River ever could.[/quote]

    As someone who works in the community college venue, I can tell you money is tight and that it is probably cheaper for them to just change their name and buy new uniforms that to try to fight a prolonged court battle over it.

  • Mike | January 15, 2010 at 9:27 am |

    I am FULLY on board with all of changes that the above-referenced blog recommended for the Indians uniforms. I love the block “C” and block “Cleveland” on the road unis. Looks great!I think the whole PC debate over Chief Wahoo has always obscured any rational discussion about the uniforms. Per the blog’s recommendation, put him on the sleeve (or don’t, for that matter).

  • Kek | January 15, 2010 at 9:31 am |

    [quote comment=”372322″][quote comment=”372320″][quote comment=”372316″][quote comment=”372314″]Is this not the mystery hot hockey chick some of you were talking about the other day:
    http://espn.go.com/n...
    http://espn.go.com/n...
    [/quote]

    close, but that’s meghan agosta

    teebz would know, since he follows her, but im pretty sure she’s on the canadian olympic team[/quote]
    so i gave you all bonus hockey babes, yay for me[/quote]

    Watch it kek, Teebz’ll get you for objectifying women, not that there’s anything wrong wi.. oh wait..[/quote]
    I should be good Rodd, got the photo with the captions stating the lovely females’ names!

    And I’m going to just stop right here lest I get accused of any such objectifying behavior!

  • Hott Rodd | January 15, 2010 at 9:32 am |

    [quote comment=”372324″]Phil just pointed out to me that the Jazz wore their gorgeous green throwbacks last night:
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Fauxbacks. Shorts are too long.

  • Kek | January 15, 2010 at 9:33 am |

    [quote comment=”372325″][quote comment=”372314″]Pens and Oilers last night, Oilers had their nice throwbacks on, which, according to the blog post below:
    http://community.pos...
    are really their regular home jerseys and they are wearing the darker ones as alts.

    Also, I’m pretty sure between the tv and radio broadcasts on the pens side that I heard three of the four on-air folks refer to the Oilers as “The Oil”. Is that something local that the Pittsburgh folks were embracing or what? I had never heard of this.[/quote]
    I’ve heard Pat Foley (Blackhawks TV play-by-play guy) refer to them as “the Oil” as well.

    I was wondering if he does it to kinda mess with Eddie Olczyk because his brother is an assistant GM in Edmonton. I guess not.[/quote]
    OK, glad to hear it from somewhere else because no one i’ve talked to today heard of it.

    Also, are there any other arenas set up like Northlands…er, Rexall, that have the player benches at the bottom of the screen and the penalty box at the top (as you’re watching left to right on your radio dial, well, not really!).

    I don’t see too many games from Edmonton and that just stuck out as being different. Normally, when I’m watching a game, I notice the line changes happening at the top of the screen.

  • JimV19 | January 15, 2010 at 9:36 am |

    [quote comment=”372315″]Why would the minor league Mudcats get their shorts bunched-up because a community college team has the same nickname? Stupid. If you use their ‘logic’, then the Carolina Panthers should have sued the Florida Panthers, and the Chicago Bears should have gone after the Baylor Bears, and on and on. Spoon River should not have backed down and just let the courts throw the case out.[/quote]

    Maybe Jim “Mudcat” Grant should sue Carolina.
    http://caimages.coll...
    After all, he was around before they used the name.

    This smells like something the NFL would do. Yo, Mudcats, you’re minor league. Quit acting like snobs.

    There are thousands of collegiate, amateur and professional sports teams out there. I don’t think even the most creative of people could come up with an original, intelligent, cool-sounding nickname for each one. A little overlap is inevitable.

    As long as it’s not in the same league (and even then, I didn’t mind the CFL’s Roughriders/Rough Riders situation years ago), who cares if you have the same nickname?

    If I didn’t have projects already lined up, I’d be tempted to DIY a Spoon River Mudcats shirt.

  • Adam | January 15, 2010 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=\”372314\”]Pens and Oilers last night, Oilers had their nice throwbacks on, which, according to the blog post below:
    http://community.pos...
    are really their regular home jerseys and they are wearing the darker ones as alts.

    Also, I\’m pretty sure between the tv and radio broadcasts on the pens side that I heard three of the four on-air folks refer to the Oilers as \”The Oil\”. Is that something local that the Pittsburgh folks were embracing or what? I had never heard of this.

    Is this not the mystery hot hockey chick some of you were talking about the other day:
    http://espn.go.com/n...
    http://espn.go.com/n...

    Also, cool Cape Breton jersey on this fan:
    http://espn.go.com/n...

    Yay Kek! (alright, I think I just officially entered \”creepy-land\”)

    as a side note: that rules that my password was BROAD

  • Mark K | January 15, 2010 at 9:42 am |

    Great article on the Chiefs helmet! As far as the helmet itself? Not so great.

  • Broadway Connie | January 15, 2010 at 9:43 am |

    “…I love some of Aaron’s details, like the little jock tags on every jersey illustration, and the fact that some of the helmets had little uni number decals while others had the helmet number spread out around the center stripe. And a few of his jersey concepts were plenty innovative. Want to see more of his childhood designs? Look here…”

    All hail Aaaron Staenberg! What a great mixture of creativity and (lovable) cliche. Love those Tijuana Banditos!

  • Jet | January 15, 2010 at 9:46 am |

    Wait… you welcome childhood uni drawings? I got some diggin’ to do now…

    -Jet

  • Broadway Connie | January 15, 2010 at 9:51 am |

    Forgot to mention. You’re right, Paul, that ESPN column is a dandy.

    But tell us…

    “…’I was just floored,’ says Asselin, now 44 and the president of a beverage innovation company…”

    What does a beverage innovation company produce?

  • JimV19 | January 15, 2010 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”372334″][quote comment=”372324″]Phil just pointed out to me that the Jazz wore their gorgeous green throwbacks last night:
    http://sports.yahoo....

    Fauxbacks. Shorts are too long.[/quote]

    Amen. Otherwise they looked great.

    I know it’s hard to coordinate, but it bugs me when only one side goes throwback in a game. The Jazz should have had a home white version so the Cavs could have worn these: http://www.nba.com/c...

    When the Cavs wore those in Denver, I was even more disappointed, because the Nuggets wore these http://cdn0.sbnation... instead of these. http://artfiles.art....

  • leon | January 15, 2010 at 9:57 am |

    Re: Mudcats to-do.
    The minor league team is doing the Comm coll a favor. Just move on and adopt a new, cooler nickname like cockroaches or dung beetles. (With apologies to Mudcat Grant).

  • JTH | January 15, 2010 at 9:57 am |

    OK, I really don’t care one way or the other about the band, but since Kiss is in the ticker, I’ve got a “uni-related” observation about them.

    The two “hired guns” they have playing drums and guitar do not have their own characters. Eric Singer dresses as the Catman and Tommy Thayer is the Spaceman. They even wear the same damn “masks” that Peter Criss and Ace Frehley did, respectively. I think this is incredibly lame.

    At least Eric Carr and Vinnie Vincent got their own characters back in the 80s.

    Speaking of Eric, who could forget this episode of Kids Are People Too?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Maybe a better costume idea for Tommy Thayer?

  • Paul Lukas | January 15, 2010 at 9:57 am |

    [quote comment=”372341″]Forgot to mention. You’re right, Paul, that ESPN column is a dandy.

    But tell us…

    “…’I was just floored,’ says Asselin, now 44 and the president of a beverage innovation company…”

    What does a beverage innovation company produce?[/quote]

    He’s created a straw that can mix water and juice, or something like that. Very technical, but he’s expecting big things from it (sort of like he expected from the helmet, I guess, but still…).

  • Ricko | January 15, 2010 at 9:57 am |

    LI Phil said…

    “close, but that’s meghan agosta.
    teebz would know, since he follows her.”

    But not too closely.
    At least not anymore.

    —Ricko

  • leon | January 15, 2010 at 9:58 am |

    [quote comment=”372341″]Forgot to mention. You’re right, Paul, that ESPN column is a dandy.

    But tell us…

    “…’I was just floored,’ says Asselin, now 44 and the president of a beverage innovation company…”

    What does a beverage innovation company produce?[/quote]

    apple-tinis

  • JimV19 | January 15, 2010 at 10:02 am |

    Good to see the childhood drawings are back. Cool stuff, Aaron!

    I’d definitely wear these:
    http://farm5.static....
    http://farm3.static....
    http://farm5.static....
    http://farm3.static....

  • Teebz | January 15, 2010 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”372346″]LI Phil said…

    “close, but that’s meghan agosta.
    teebz would know, since he follows her.”

    But not too closely.
    At least not anymore.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Teebz does follow her, as well as her teammates and the rest of the NCAA women’s hockey. ;o)

  • Teebz | January 15, 2010 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”372322″][quote comment=”372320″][quote comment=”372316″][quote comment=”372314″]Is this not the mystery hot hockey chick some of you were talking about the other day:
    http://espn.go.com/n...
    http://espn.go.com/n...
    [/quote]

    close, but that’s meghan agosta

    teebz would know, since he follows her, but im pretty sure she’s on the canadian olympic team[/quote]
    so i gave you all bonus hockey babes, yay for me[/quote]

    Watch it kek, Teebz’ll get you for objectifying women, not that there’s anything wrong wi.. oh wait..[/quote]

    Is it really that hard to know someone’s name? Really?

    Do you call your kids “Offspring One” and “Offspring Two”? Is wife “That Hot Married Chick”?

  • Hott Rodd | January 15, 2010 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”372350″][quote comment=”372346″]LI Phil said…

    “close, but that’s meghan agosta.
    teebz would know, since he follows her.”

    But not too closely.
    At least not anymore.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Teebz does follow her, as well as her teammates and the rest of the NCAA women’s hockey. ;o)[/quote]

    But from how many court ordered feet away?

  • Teebz | January 15, 2010 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”372352″][quote comment=”372350″][quote comment=”372346″]LI Phil said…

    “close, but that’s meghan agosta.
    teebz would know, since he follows her.”

    But not too closely.
    At least not anymore.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Teebz does follow her, as well as her teammates and the rest of the NCAA women’s hockey. ;o)[/quote]

    But from how many court ordered feet away?[/quote]

    Considering I live in Canada, miles and miles away. LOL

  • Ry Co 40 | January 15, 2010 at 10:08 am |

    all i know is, that lynch west division looks TOUGH!!!

    fun post!

  • Rob Ullman | January 15, 2010 at 10:08 am |

    My wife bought some straws with a Nestle’s Quik-like substance in them that mixes with milk when you drink it. I think it tastes like plastic, but they both love it…either way I suppose it’s innovative!

    Nice column, too…congrats on solving the mystery. Well worth the legwork. More important question is…where can I find a pair of glasses like Bob Moore’s in that old clip!

    And Herman’s! I bought my first pair of Hockey skates there…

  • Ricko | January 15, 2010 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”372350″][quote comment=”372346″]LI Phil said…

    “close, but that’s meghan agosta.
    teebz would know, since he follows her.”

    But not too closely.
    At least not anymore.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Teebz does follow her, as well as her teammates and the rest of the NCAA women’s hockey. ;o)[/quote]

    I was making reference to the restraining order. ; )

    —Ricko

  • Tom V | January 15, 2010 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”372331″][quote comment=”372323″][quote comment=”372315″]Why would the minor league Mudcats get their shorts bunched-up because a community college team has the same nickname? Stupid. If you use their ‘logic’, then the Carolina Panthers should have sued the Florida Panthers, and the Chicago Bears should have gone after the Baylor Bears, and on and on. Spoon River should not have backed down and just let the courts throw the case out.[/quote]

    100% agree. I think its sad the reason they had to back down was because they couldn’t afford the legal battle. And I’ll tell ya this, that team from Carolina just did more damage to their image than some community college from Spoon River ever could.[/quote]

    As someone who works in the community college venue, I can tell you money is tight and that it is probably cheaper for them to just change their name and buy new uniforms that to try to fight a prolonged court battle over it.[/quote]

    I agree. It’s stupid that a minor league team is going after a community college for copyright infringment(?) or the like and sadly the cc has to back down without a fight. Obviously yes it will be cheaper to buy new uniforms/rebrand than fighting a legal battle and the cc is doing whats most sensible. But still like Hank said, a minor league team (not known outside the market) going after a commnunity college halfway across the country?

    Thats bad for marketing, some folks really don’t know the score.

  • JimV19 | January 15, 2010 at 10:14 am |

    Paul and Phil, let’s have a Uni Watch name, logo and uni contest for Spoon River!

  • JTH | January 15, 2010 at 10:15 am |

    [quote comment=”372355″]My wife bought some straws with a Nestle’s Quik-like substance in them that mixes with milk when you drink it. I think it tastes like plastic, but they both love it…either way I suppose it’s innovative!

    Nice column, too…congrats on solving the mystery. Well worth the legwork. More important question is…where can I find a pair of glasses like Bob Moore’s in that old clip!

    And Herman’s! I bought my first pair of Hockey skates there…[/quote]
    I’m trying to recall if there were any Herman’s stores in the Chicago area. I’m thinking that there were because I definitely remember them, but I don’t know if that was just because I saw their commercials during Mets games on WOR or something.

  • Tom V | January 15, 2010 at 10:16 am |

    I used to work with the guy who came up with that hermans logo. I never really liked the capital H and lowercase letters all the same height, although I decided it was best that I not voice my opinion to him.

  • Aaron | January 15, 2010 at 10:16 am |

    An uniform-related example of the fine journalism we have coming out of North Carolina:

    http://www.newsobser...

  • Flip | January 15, 2010 at 10:18 am |

    I don’t usually do this…: But yesterday’s ESPN column was, I think, pretty damn good. If you missed it, check it out here. http://bit.ly/4QnAoL

    Even if you caught it, it’s worth a second read. Good job, Paul.

  • Jet | January 15, 2010 at 10:19 am |

    My fave of Aaron’s is the New Mexico Cactus!

  • Tom V | January 15, 2010 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”372358″]Paul and Phil, let’s have a Uni Watch name, logo and uni contest for Spoon River![/quote]

    And maybe throw in one of the “Calvin pissing on the Carolina Mudcats” window decals to send to Carolina as good measure.

    I think JimV19’s idea is a great idea, will get the word out about Spoon River and will be some bad publicity for Carolina. (I apologize in advance for my negative attitude towards this minor league big bully today.)

  • Hott Rodd | January 15, 2010 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”372351″][quote comment=”372322″][quote comment=”372320″][quote comment=”372316″][quote comment=”372314″]Is this not the mystery hot hockey chick some of you were talking about the other day:
    http://espn.go.com/n...
    http://espn.go.com/n...
    [/quote]

    close, but that’s meghan agosta

    teebz would know, since he follows her, but im pretty sure she’s on the canadian olympic team[/quote]
    so i gave you all bonus hockey babes, yay for me[/quote]

    Watch it kek, Teebz’ll get you for objectifying women, not that there’s anything wrong wi.. oh wait..[/quote]

    Is it really that hard to know someone’s name? Really?

    Do you call your kids “Offspring One” and “Offspring Two”? Is wife “That Hot Married Chick”?[/quote]

    God willing!

    You know i’m just funning ya teebz.

  • Teebz | January 15, 2010 at 10:28 am |

    [quote comment=”372366″]
    You know i’m just funning ya teebz.[/quote]

    Rodd, I’m just stretching this as far as it can go. I’m not taking it seriously at all. :o)

  • LI Phil | January 15, 2010 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”372364″]throw in one of the “Calvin pissing on the Carolina Mudcats” window decals to send to Carolina as good measure.[/quote]

    done

    now someone make that and send it to em

  • Ricko | January 15, 2010 at 10:37 am |

    [quote comment=”372358″]Paul and Phil, let’s have a Uni Watch name, logo and uni contest for Spoon River![/quote]

    Town’s really growing.
    New ad slogan is “Wider Than A Mile”.

    —Ricko

  • aflfan | January 15, 2010 at 10:38 am |

    [quote comment=”372357″][quote comment=”372331″][quote comment=”372323″][quote comment=”372315″]Why would the minor league Mudcats get their shorts bunched-up because a community college team has the same nickname? Stupid. If you use their ‘logic’, then the Carolina Panthers should have sued the Florida Panthers, and the Chicago Bears should have gone after the Baylor Bears, and on and on. Spoon River should not have backed down and just let the courts throw the case out.[/quote]

    100% agree. I think its sad the reason they had to back down was because they couldn’t afford the legal battle. And I’ll tell ya this, that team from Carolina just did more damage to their image than some community college from Spoon River ever could.[/quote]

    As someone who works in the community college venue, I can tell you money is tight and that it is probably cheaper for them to just change their name and buy new uniforms that to try to fight a prolonged court battle over it.[/quote]

    I agree. It’s stupid that a minor league team is going after a community college for copyright infringment(?) or the like and sadly the cc has to back down without a fight. Obviously yes it will be cheaper to buy new uniforms/rebrand than fighting a legal battle and the cc is doing whats most sensible. But still like Hank said, a minor league team (not known outside the market) going after a commnunity college halfway across the country?

    Thats bad for marketing, some folks really don’t know the score.[/quote]

    Oh, I agree it is bad PR for the baseball team. I was just explaining the ecomonic situtation at the community college level right now.

  • Kek | January 15, 2010 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”372359″][quote comment=”372355″]My wife bought some straws with a Nestle’s Quik-like substance in them that mixes with milk when you drink it. I think it tastes like plastic, but they both love it…either way I suppose it’s innovative!

    Nice column, too…congrats on solving the mystery. Well worth the legwork. More important question is…where can I find a pair of glasses like Bob Moore’s in that old clip!

    And Herman’s! I bought my first pair of Hockey skates there…[/quote]
    I’m trying to recall if there were any Herman’s stores in the Chicago area. I’m thinking that there were because I definitely remember them, but I don’t know if that was just because I saw their commercials during Mets games on WOR or something.[/quote]
    HERMAN’S! I remember going to Westmoreland Mall, eating at chickfila (which was more of a novelty back then), get an orange julius and then go down to the corner of the mall that store was in and just get lost. I bought one of those ceramic bats easton made for awhile there.

    That mall also had a Koenigs (where I got my first CCM Pens jersey) and another sports store, can’t think of the name of it, but I think it had someone’s name in the title. Mostly sold hats, but had other stuff too.

    Herman of Alaska is considered the patron saint in the Orthodox Church. At the end of the divine liturgy, the priest normally prays for all the bishops and archbishops and gives a “shoutout” to St. Herman, also known as the venerable wonderworker. Me and brother would always giggle, thinking of the sporting good store!

  • aflfan | January 15, 2010 at 10:41 am |

    They still have the logo on their athletic site

    http://www.src.edu/a...

    and the history of the mascot as well

    http://www.src.edu/m...

  • Bernard | January 15, 2010 at 10:44 am |

    Gotta love the Great Falls Ghost Bats.

  • JTH | January 15, 2010 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”372371″]That mall also had a Koenigs (where I got my first CCM Pens jersey) and another sports store, can’t think of the name of it, but I think it had someone’s name in the title. Mostly sold hats, but had other stuff too.
    [/quote]
    Merle Harmon’s Fan Fair?

  • JimV19 | January 15, 2010 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”372369″][quote comment=”372358″]Paul and Phil, let’s have a Uni Watch name, logo and uni contest for Spoon River![/quote]

    Town’s really growing.
    New ad slogan is “Wider Than A Mile”.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Johnny Mercer may take issue with your lyric pirating. ;)

    For the mascot, you could have Andy Williams holding a spoon instead of a mic?
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Kek | January 15, 2010 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”372374″][quote comment=”372371″]That mall also had a Koenigs (where I got my first CCM Pens jersey) and another sports store, can’t think of the name of it, but I think it had someone’s name in the title. Mostly sold hats, but had other stuff too.
    [/quote]
    Merle Harmon’s Fan Fair?[/quote]
    dingdingdingding thanks jth

    they had the original BFBS gear, at least the first i saw of it, sports specialities had MLB teams’ caps in black with an MLB logo on the side of the cap (adjustable back)

  • scott | January 15, 2010 at 10:57 am |

    It’s not the first time the Carolina Mudcats have fought for their identity. In 2000, there was a team known as the Feather River Mudcats playing in Marysville, Calif. in the independent Western Baseball League. The Carolina Mudcats threatened a lawsuit over the team name, and the Feather River club returned the following season as the Feather River Fury.

    The Mudcats is perennially one of the top-selling logos in minor league baseball, so it’s somewhat understandable why they are so concerned when others try to adopt the same name.

  • Ricko | January 15, 2010 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”372376″][quote comment=”372374″][quote comment=”372371″]That mall also had a Koenigs (where I got my first CCM Pens jersey) and another sports store, can’t think of the name of it, but I think it had someone’s name in the title. Mostly sold hats, but had other stuff too.
    [/quote]
    Merle Harmon’s Fan Fair?[/quote]
    dingdingdingding

    thanks jth

    they had the original BFBS gear, at least the first i saw of it, sports specialities had MLB teams’ caps in black with an MLB logo on the side of the cap (adjustable back)[/quote]

    Ah, yes, Merle Harmon, the WFL play-by-play guy who said the Southern California Sun colors were “mar-jenta” and orange.

    Holy Oleo! He musta thought it was like margarine or sumpin!

    —Ricko

  • Jim BC | January 15, 2010 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”372314″]Pens and Oilers last night, Oilers had their nice throwbacks on,
    Also, I’m pretty sure between the tv and radio broadcasts on the pens side that I heard three of the four on-air folks refer to the Oilers as “The Oil”. Is that something local that the Pittsburgh folks were embracing or what? I had never heard of this.

    [/quote]
    The Oilers are indeed referred to “The Oil” on a regular basis. I have a brother in law in Edmonton and everytime I talk to him, he talks about the trials and tribulations of “The Oil”.

  • Ricko | January 15, 2010 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”372379″][quote comment=”372314″]Pens and Oilers last night, Oilers had their nice throwbacks on,
    Also, I’m pretty sure between the tv and radio broadcasts on the pens side that I heard three of the four on-air folks refer to the Oilers as “The Oil”. Is that something local that the Pittsburgh folks were embracing or what? I had never heard of this.

    [/quote]
    The Oilers are indeed referred to “The Oil” on a regular basis. I have a brother in law in Edmonton and everytime I talk to him, he talks about the trials and tribulations of “The Oil”.[/quote]

    Well, he’s just trying to sound slick.

    (ba dum bum)

  • MPowers1634 | January 15, 2010 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”372312″]LeBron is wearing mismatched shoes every road game this year according to the article you put up yesterday that had the interview with the Cavaliers equipment manager.[/quote]

    I have read that Lebron is putting the khybosh on that.

  • leon | January 15, 2010 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”372381″][quote comment=”372312″]LeBron is wearing mismatched shoes every road game this year according to the article you put up yesterday that had the interview with the Cavaliers equipment manager.[/quote]

    I have read that Lebron is putting the khybosh on that.[/quote]

    No khydding.

  • LI Phil | January 15, 2010 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”372382″][quote comment=”372381″][quote comment=”372312″]LeBron is wearing mismatched shoes every road game this year according to the article you put up yesterday that had the interview with the Cavaliers equipment manager.[/quote]

    I have read that Lebron is putting the khybosh on that.[/quote]

    No khydding.[/quote]

    leon…be khynd

  • Hott Rodd | January 15, 2010 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”372383″][quote comment=”372382″][quote comment=”372381″][quote comment=”372312″]LeBron is wearing mismatched shoes every road game this year according to the article you put up yesterday that had the interview with the Cavaliers equipment manager.[/quote]

    I have read that Lebron is putting the khybosh on that.[/quote]

    No khydding.[/quote]

    leon…be khynd[/quote]

    Paul’s article yesterday was khyller.

  • Jim BC | January 15, 2010 at 11:51 am |

    Good stuff Aaron! Isn’t it great when your parents don’t throw anything out?

    I especially liked the “Suns”. And not just the Suns but the “Los Angeles FOOTBALL Suns”

  • leon | January 15, 2010 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”372383″][quote comment=”372382″][quote comment=”372381″][quote comment=”372312″]LeBron is wearing mismatched shoes every road game this year according to the article you put up yesterday that had the interview with the Cavaliers equipment manager.[/quote]

    I have read that Lebron is putting the khybosh on that.[/quote]

    No khydding.[/quote]

    leon…be khynd[/quote]

    LI…don’t know what you’re talkhying about.

  • chance michaels | January 15, 2010 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”372374″][quote comment=”372371″]That mall also had a Koenigs (where I got my first CCM Pens jersey) and another sports store, can’t think of the name of it, but I think it had someone’s name in the title. Mostly sold hats, but had other stuff too.
    [/quote]
    Merle Harmon’s Fan Fair?[/quote]
    Oh, man. I just had a Mayfair Mall circa 1980 flashback. Goldfish stream, ice skating rink and everything.

  • leon | January 15, 2010 at 11:56 am |

    talkhyng

    :)

  • JTH | January 15, 2010 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”372386″][quote comment=”372383″][quote comment=”372382″][quote comment=”372381″][quote comment=”372312″]LeBron is wearing mismatched shoes every road game this year according to the article you put up yesterday that had the interview with the Cavaliers equipment manager.[/quote]

    I have read that Lebron is putting the khybosh on that.[/quote]

    No khydding.[/quote]

    leon…be khynd[/quote]

    LI…don’t know what you’re talkhying about.[/quote]
    Poor Matt. How much more of this khybitzing can he take?

  • Matthew Robins | January 15, 2010 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”372359″][quote comment=”372355″]My wife bought some straws with a Nestle’s Quik-like substance in them that mixes with milk when you drink it. I think it tastes like plastic, but they both love it…either way I suppose it’s innovative!

    Nice column, too…congrats on solving the mystery. Well worth the legwork. More important question is…where can I find a pair of glasses like Bob Moore’s in that old clip!

    And Herman’s! I bought my first pair of Hockey skates there…[/quote]
    I’m trying to recall if there were any Herman’s stores in the Chicago area. I’m thinking that there were because I definitely remember them, but I don’t know if that was just because I saw their commercials during Mets games on WOR or something.[/quote]

    Herman’s “World of Sports” was of course in Chicago! At my hometown location of Skokie; I bought my first tennis racquet, a Pro Kennex, and Starter Jacket, a Spurs Zip Up!

  • Bernard | January 15, 2010 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”372387″][quote comment=”372374″][quote comment=”372371″]That mall also had a Koenigs (where I got my first CCM Pens jersey) and another sports store, can’t think of the name of it, but I think it had someone’s name in the title. Mostly sold hats, but had other stuff too.
    [/quote]
    Merle Harmon’s Fan Fair?[/quote]
    Oh, man. I just had a Mayfair Mall circa 1980 flashback. Goldfish stream, ice skating rink and everything.[/quote]

    Pup-a-Go-Go? Monroeville Mall? Anyone?

  • Christopher | January 15, 2010 at 12:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”372345″][quote comment=”372341″]Forgot to mention. You’re right, Paul, that ESPN column is a dandy.

    But tell us…

    “…’I was just floored,’ says Asselin, now 44 and the president of a beverage innovation company…”

    What does a beverage innovation company produce?[/quote]

    He’s created a straw that can mix water and juice, or something like that. Very technical, but he’s expecting big things from it (sort of like he expected from the helmet, I guess, but still…).[/quote]

    As someone who loves a gin and tonic, or vodka and ginger ale… doesn’t every straw mix water and juice?

    Just kidding… great article, and great story from this guy!

  • Ryan | January 15, 2010 at 12:09 pm |

    Cal State Fullerton jerseys text says CSUF (for California State University-Fullerton)

  • Hott Rodd | January 15, 2010 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”372389″][quote comment=”372386″][quote comment=”372383″][quote comment=”372382″][quote comment=”372381″][quote comment=”372312″]LeBron is wearing mismatched shoes every road game this year according to the article you put up yesterday that had the interview with the Cavaliers equipment manager.[/quote]

    I have read that Lebron is putting the khybosh on that.[/quote]

    No khydding.[/quote]

    leon…be khynd[/quote]

    LI…don’t know what you’re talkhying about.[/quote]
    Poor Matt. How much more of this khybitzing can he take?[/quote]

    Matt is probably off somewhere being khynky with some nikes..

  • Christopher | January 15, 2010 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”372313″]Any chance the Jets and Chargers will wear their AFL unis the weekend?[/quote]

    Very doubtful. Uniform changes are basically set in stone before the season, and there are rules to how many times you can wear X, Y, and Z.

    I could be wrong- but I even believe you cannot wear non-standard unis in the playoffs.

  • Kek | January 15, 2010 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”372391″][quote comment=”372387″][quote comment=”372374″][quote comment=”372371″]That mall also had a Koenigs (where I got my first CCM Pens jersey) and another sports store, can’t think of the name of it, but I think it had someone’s name in the title. Mostly sold hats, but had other stuff too.
    [/quote]
    Merle Harmon’s Fan Fair?[/quote]
    Oh, man. I just had a Mayfair Mall circa 1980 flashback. Goldfish stream, ice skating rink and everything.[/quote]

    Pup-a-Go-Go? Monroeville Mall? Anyone?[/quote]
    skate rink days?

    Also, neat trivia, there was a bank branch in the mall, there was also a driveup location out in the parking area. they had a few tellers, but they also had a lane that send the tube under the parking lot into the branch!

  • Giancarlo | January 15, 2010 at 12:15 pm |

    Maybe the next White Whale could be the Browns’ CB helmet logo, which was worn or not worn in the early to mid ’60s.

  • Bernard | January 15, 2010 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”372394″][quote comment=”372389″][quote comment=”372386″][quote comment=”372383″][quote comment=”372382″][quote comment=”372381″][quote comment=”372312″]LeBron is wearing mismatched shoes every road game this year according to the article you put up yesterday that had the interview with the Cavaliers equipment manager.[/quote]

    I have read that Lebron is putting the khybosh on that.[/quote]

    No khydding.[/quote]

    leon…be khynd[/quote]

    LI…don’t know what you’re talkhying about.[/quote]
    Poor Matt. How much more of this khybitzing can he take?[/quote]

    Matt is probably off somewhere being khynky with some nikes..[/quote]

    You mean Nhykes?

  • JTH | January 15, 2010 at 12:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”372395″][quote comment=”372313″]Any chance the Jets and Chargers will wear their AFL unis the weekend?[/quote]

    Very doubtful. Uniform changes are basically set in stone before the season, and there are rules to how many times you can wear X, Y, and Z.

    I could be wrong- but I even believe you cannot wear non-standard unis in the playoffs.[/quote]
    I’m not sure how this would work with the throwbacks this year, but alts can be worn once in the preseason, twice during the regular season and once in the postseason.

    Chargers wore their alts last year against the Colts in the playoffs.

    In fact, I think there’s even a provision in the rules that allows color-vs.-color in the playoffs if the contrast is deemed to be sufficient.

  • LI Phil | January 15, 2010 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”372344″]OK, I really don’t care one way or the other about the band, but since Kiss is in the ticker, I’ve got a “uni-related” observation about them.

    The two “hired guns” they have playing drums and guitar do not have their own characters. Eric Singer dresses as the Catman and Tommy Thayer is the Spaceman. They even wear the same damn “masks” that Peter Criss and Ace Frehley did, respectively. I think this is incredibly lame.

    At least Eric Carr and Vinnie Vincent got their own characters back in the 80s.

    Speaking of Eric, who could forget this episode of Kids Are People Too?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Maybe a better costume idea for Tommy Thayer?[/quote]

    nice updates on khyss

    thanks, james!

  • MPowers1634 | January 15, 2010 at 12:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”372392″][quote comment=”372345″][quote comment=”372341″]Forgot to mention. You’re right, Paul, that ESPN column is a dandy.

    But tell us…

    “…’I was just floored,’ says Asselin, now 44 and the president of a beverage innovation company…”

    What does a beverage innovation company produce?[/quote]

    He’s created a straw that can mix water and juice, or something like that. Very technical, but he’s expecting big things from it (sort of like he expected from the helmet, I guess, but still…).[/quote]

    As someone who loves a gin and tonic, or vodka and ginger ale… doesn’t every straw mix water and juice?

    Just kidding… great article, and great story from this guy![/quote]

    My poison of choice is the wonderful Captain Morgan’s and Ginger Ale, more affectionately referred to as Captain and Ginger.

    Hopefully, you guys can stop being dhycks!

  • slam98ca | January 15, 2010 at 12:45 pm |

    Charles “Chili” Davis went NickNOB for a while. Unfortunately, I have no time to search for photo evidence.

  • Ricko | January 15, 2010 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”372402″]Charles “Chili” Davis went NickNOB for a while. Unfortunately, I have no time to search for photo evidence.[/quote]

    Pretty sure Vida Blue wore “VIDA” for a time with the Giants.
    Not sure about with the A’s.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | January 15, 2010 at 12:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”372403″][quote comment=”372402″]Charles “Chili” Davis went NickNOB for a while. Unfortunately, I have no time to search for photo evidence.[/quote]

    Pretty sure Vida Blue wore “VIDA” for a time with the Giants.
    Not sure about with the A’s.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yup…
    http://imgs.sfgate.c...

  • Jeremy | January 15, 2010 at 1:03 pm |

    Mao has some new MLS unis up on his site- since the drawings were leaked earlier, most teams are now putting up the actual pics. http://maofootball.w...

  • LI Phil | January 15, 2010 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”372404″][quote comment=”372403″][quote comment=”372402″]Charles “Chili” Davis went NickNOB for a while. Unfortunately, I have no time to search for photo evidence.[/quote]

    Pretty sure Vida Blue wore “VIDA” for a time with the Giants.
    Not sure about with the A’s.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Yup…
    http://imgs.sfgate.c...

    impossible to tell here, but is it possible this says “vida”?

    thats from the 75 ASG

  • Ricko | January 15, 2010 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”372406″][quote comment=”372404″][quote comment=”372403″][quote comment=”372402″]Charles “Chili” Davis went NickNOB for a while. Unfortunately, I have no time to search for photo evidence.[/quote]

    Pretty sure Vida Blue wore “VIDA” for a time with the Giants.
    Not sure about with the A’s.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Hmmm…too bad his last name wasn’t Rogers-Cromartie, huh

    Yup…
    http://imgs.sfgate.c...

    impossible to tell here, but is it possible this says “vida”?

    thats from the 75 ASG[/quote]

  • matt in cleveland | January 15, 2010 at 1:13 pm |

    with lou’s kid going to ucf lets root for leach to become ecu pirates head coach hopefully he will make these helmets a full time deal!!
    http://www.charlotte... nice!!!

  • Jeremy | January 15, 2010 at 1:15 pm |

    good shot at the 10:39 mark in this video of Jim Richter’s “Hans Device” helmet strapped to the back of his jersey. Is it just me, or was there also some really bad tackling in this game? http://www.youtube.c...

  • Dane | January 15, 2010 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”372335″]Also, are there any other arenas set up like Northlands…er, Rexall, that have the player benches at the bottom of the screen and the penalty box at the top (as you’re watching left to right on your radio dial, well, not really!).

    I don’t see too many games from Edmonton and that just stuck out as being different. Normally, when I’m watching a game, I notice the line changes happening at the top of the screen.[/quote]

    I went to a QMJHL game a few years ago at Colisee Pepsi, the old home of the Quebec Nordiques. The player benches are on opposites sides of the rink.

  • JimWa | January 15, 2010 at 1:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”372372″]They still have the logo on their athletic site

    http://www.src.edu/a...

    and the history of the mascot as well

    http://www.src.edu/m...

    In a much legitimate copyright infringement news, I was scrolling down towards the bottom of the page, and before you make it ALL the way down, it sure looks like The North Face could have some issues with at least the top of their college logo:

    http://alphsports.co...

    (though if you ask the folks at National Supermarkets, maybe they shouldn’t have any place to talk themselves)

    http://alphsports.co...

  • JimWa | January 15, 2010 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”372411″][quote comment=”372372″]They still have the logo on their athletic site

    http://www.src.edu/a...

    and the history of the mascot as well

    http://www.src.edu/m...

    In a much legitimate copyright infringement news, I was scrolling down towards the bottom of the page, and before you make it ALL the way down, it sure looks like The North Face could have some issues with at least the top of their college logo:

    http://alphsports.co...

    (though if you ask the folks at National Supermarkets, maybe they shouldn’t have any place to talk themselves)

    http://alphsports.co...

    whoops … National …

    http://www.robertsti...

  • Ricko | January 15, 2010 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”372412″][quote comment=”372411″][quote comment=”372372″]They still have the logo on their athletic site

    http://www.src.edu/a...

    and the history of the mascot as well

    http://www.src.edu/m...

    In a much legitimate copyright infringement news, I was scrolling down towards the bottom of the page, and before you make it ALL the way down, it sure looks like The North Face could have some issues with at least the top of their college logo:

    http://alphsports.co...

    (though if you ask the folks at National Supermarkets, maybe they shouldn’t have any place to talk themselves)

    http://alphsports.co...

    whoops … National …

    http://www.robertsti...

    Stuff happens. I recall way back when NBC spent at least couple millions dollars to design this…
    http://www.etiziano....

    …and it turned out Nebraska Public Television (I believe it was) already was usually exactly the same thing.

    —Ricko

  • Paul Lukas | January 15, 2010 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”372409″]good shot at the 10:39 mark in this video of Jim Richter’s “Hans Device” helmet strapped to the back of his jersey. Is it just me, or was there also some really bad tackling in this game? http://www.youtube.c...

    Here’s what he’s referring to:
    http://farm3.static....

    I’m not familiar with this “Hans Device” — can someone please enlighten me?

  • Teebz | January 15, 2010 at 1:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”372414″][quote comment=”372409″]good shot at the 10:39 mark in this video of Jim Richter’s “Hans Device” helmet strapped to the back of his jersey. Is it just me, or was there also some really bad tackling in this game? http://www.youtube.c...

    Here’s what he’s referring to:
    http://farm3.static....

    I’m not familiar with this “Hans Device” — can someone please enlighten me?[/quote]

    Isn’t that Kelly guy in the picture searching for his Super Bowl ring or something?

    \can’t stop snickering at that

  • joe | January 15, 2010 at 1:35 pm |

    Re: Troy Murray jersey.

    That’s not a nice touch, that was his old 1991 jersey. CCM made, with the smaller logo with the tan outline.

  • Jeremy | January 15, 2010 at 1:38 pm |

    HANS device may not be the best example- it just reminded me of the Auto Racing safety device that became a major topic after Earnhardt’s accident in 2001. http://en.wikipedia....

  • leon | January 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm |

    I have never heard of National Supermarkets, but this:
    http://www.robertsti...

    reminded me of the store from Repo Man:

    http://www.alexcox.c...

  • Greg V | January 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm |

    HANS=Head and Neck Support

    -most often used in NASCAR
    -fits over the shoulders and the helmet is secured on each side with a short fabric strap
    -used to reduce neck injuries associated with whiplash

  • JTH | January 15, 2010 at 1:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”372416″]Re: Troy Murray jersey.

    That’s not a nice touch, that was his old 1991 jersey. CCM made, with the smaller logo with the tan outline.[/quote]
    Why is that not a nice touch? Would you rather see him out there in an Edge jersey?

  • Ricko | January 15, 2010 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”372420″][quote comment=”372416″]Re: Troy Murray jersey.

    That’s not a nice touch, that was his old 1991 jersey. CCM made, with the smaller logo with the tan outline.[/quote]
    Why is that not a nice touch? Would you rather see him out there in an Edge jersey?[/quote]

    Think he meant is “more that just a nice touch”; is a quality throwback all the way around.

    Just a guess.

    —Ricko

  • joe | January 15, 2010 at 1:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”372420″][quote comment=”372416″]Re: Troy Murray jersey.

    That’s not a nice touch, that was his old 1991 jersey. CCM made, with the smaller logo with the tan outline.[/quote]
    Why is that not a nice touch? Would you rather see him out there in an Edge jersey?[/quote]

    you took it wrong, it wasn’t some nice touch the Hawks did, he brought his own old uni.

  • LI Phil | January 15, 2010 at 2:02 pm |

    this is a hans device

    it’s not really what richter is wearing but it’s a decent analogy because the helmet is attached to the neck roll (similar to this)

    and it kinda looks like the hans device (or similar safety equipment)

  • Ricko | January 15, 2010 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”372423″]this is a hans device

    it’s not really what richter is wearing but it’s a decent analogy because the helmet is attached to the neck roll (similar to this)

    and it kinda looks like the hans device (or similar safety equipment)[/quote]

    Kinda like this?
    http://flashgordon.w...

  • DenverGregg | January 15, 2010 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”372418″]I have never heard of National Supermarkets, but this:
    http://www.robertsti...

    reminded me of the store from Repo Man:

    http://www.alexcox.c...
    Happy memories of both National supermarkets and Repo Man. The products shown in Repo Man were the generics sold at Ralph’s. Darned ugly typography, but ubiquitous in those days.

  • Kyle | January 15, 2010 at 2:10 pm |

    Random Questions:

    Wikipedia has a strange alternate design listed for the Broncs. Maybe im loosing my mind, but has anyone else seen this logo used before?

    http://en.wikipedia....

  • DenverGregg | January 15, 2010 at 2:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”372426″]Random Questions:

    Wikipedia has a strange alternate design listed for the Broncs. Maybe im loosing my mind, but has anyone else seen this logo used before?

    http://en.wikipedia....
    I see it often as a magnet or sticker on pickup trucks etc. Not often on apparel.

  • Ricko | January 15, 2010 at 2:16 pm |

    http://flashgordon.w...

    CAPTION:
    “You’re from Earth? Really? Do you know any of the other guys from Uni-Watch? Cuz I’m in contact with rpm all the time. He seems a little odd.”

  • JTH | January 15, 2010 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”372422″][quote comment=”372420″][quote comment=”372416″]Re: Troy Murray jersey.

    That’s not a nice touch, that was his old 1991 jersey. CCM made, with the smaller logo with the tan outline.[/quote]
    Why is that not a nice touch? Would you rather see him out there in an Edge jersey?[/quote]

    you took it wrong, it wasn’t some nice touch the Hawks did, he brought his own old uni.[/quote]
    Gotcha. So it wasn’t as if their attention to detail was so great that they included the patch.

    Just out of curiosity, did he mention on the radio or something that he brought his own jersey with him?

  • Lew Holst | January 15, 2010 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”372426″]Random Questions:

    Wikipedia has a strange alternate design listed for the Broncs. Maybe im loosing my mind, but has anyone else seen this logo used before?

    http://en.wikipedia....

    The Broncos uniform wiki is totally incomplete. They don’t even mention changing from the brown horse to the white horse in the middle of the first season with orange helmets.

  • leon | January 15, 2010 at 2:22 pm |

    Something related to the playoffs this weekend:
    (apologies if viewed here before)

    http://kissingsuzyko...

  • Ricko | January 15, 2010 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”372431″]Something related to the playoffs this weekend:
    (apologies if viewed here before)

    http://kissingsuzyko...

    Kinda like having—for this weekend–the name on the back of your old Giants Plaxico jersey changed to ”RIVERS”.

    —Ricko

  • Devin McCullen | January 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm |

    Apparently Boise and Fort Worth had a similar bet going on the Fiesta Bowl:

    http://media.www.tcu...

    He seems to have made out a little better than the Evanston folks did.

  • joe | January 15, 2010 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”372429″][quote comment=”372422″][quote comment=”372420″][quote comment=”372416″]Re: Troy Murray jersey.

    That’s not a nice touch, that was his old 1991 jersey. CCM made, with the smaller logo with the tan outline.[/quote]
    Why is that not a nice touch? Would you rather see him out there in an Edge jersey?[/quote]

    you took it wrong, it wasn’t some nice touch the Hawks did, he brought his own old uni.[/quote]
    Gotcha. So it wasn’t as if their attention to detail was so great that they included the patch.

    Just out of curiosity, did he mention on the radio or something that he brought his own jersey with him?[/quote]
    Not that I heard, but info from a friend at the game who talked to him afterward. plus looking at it it was CCM hem tagged, orange shielded, everything was soft (non stiff) from many washings, and the smaller logo with the outline was used back then. same one I have in white from 91.

  • MPowers1634 | January 15, 2010 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”372423″]this is a hans device

    it’s not really what richter is wearing but it’s a decent analogy because the helmet is attached to the neck roll (similar to this)

    and it kinda looks like the hans device (or similar safety equipment)[/quote]

    Not to mention the ever popular butterfly restrictor:
    http://s7ondemand1.s...

    Then there was the ridiculous contraption that aided in Marc Buoniconti becoming paralyzed while playing for the Citadel.

    Mitch Frerrotte of the Super Bowl era Bills also wore a contraption that connected the back of his helmet to his shoulder pads:

    http://talleywhacker...

  • MPowers1634 | January 15, 2010 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”372435″][quote comment=”372423″]this is a hans device

    it’s not really what richter is wearing but it’s a decent analogy because the helmet is attached to the neck roll (similar to this)

    and it kinda looks like the hans device (or similar safety equipment)[/quote]

    Not to mention the ever popular butterfly restrictor:
    http://s7ondemand1.s...

    Then there was the ridiculous contraption that aided in Marc Buoniconti becoming paralyzed while playing for the Citadel.

    Mitch Frerrotte of the Super Bowl era Bills also wore a contraption that connected the back of his helmet to his shoulder pads:

    http://talleywhacker...

    You guys are correct..it was Jim Richter, not Frerrotte!

    Good one

  • MPowers1634 | January 15, 2010 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”372408″]with lou’s kid going to ucf lets root for leach to become ecu pirates head coach hopefully he will make these helmets a full time deal!!
    http://www.charlotte... nice!!![/quote]

    UCF=Coach’s dad coached at ND
    USF=Coached at ND?????

  • MPowers1634 | January 15, 2010 at 2:51 pm |

    Cool…I googled “Jim Ritcher’s helmet” and look what comes up:

    http://images.google...

  • Hott Rodd | January 15, 2010 at 3:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”372437″][quote comment=”372408″]with lou’s kid going to ucf lets root for leach to become ecu pirates head coach hopefully he will make these helmets a full time deal!!
    http://www.charlotte... nice!!![/quote]

    UCF=Coach’s dad coached at ND
    USF=Coached at ND?????[/quote]

    It’s the other way around I think. but yeah.

  • leon | January 15, 2010 at 3:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”372438″]Cool…I googled “Jim Ritcher’s helmet” and look what comes up:

    http://images.google...

    TWSS
    (sorry)

  • Christopher | January 15, 2010 at 3:03 pm |

    The HANS device was developed in the 1980’s, but not used by NASCAR because drivers didn’t like how it felt and what it did to their range of moton. Then Dale Earnhardt died, and they were pretty much forced to use it.

    It basically helps keeps your brain attached to your head when the shit hits the fan.

  • Kek | January 15, 2010 at 3:11 pm |

    is that thing ritcher has on the same as sterling sharpe wore:

    http://espn.go.com/p...

    that was a quick photo find, but i recall see him unstrap the helmet and having it hang like Ritcher has.

    What contraption did Buonoconti wear? Wasn’t able to find an image

  • MPowers1634 | January 15, 2010 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”372442″]is that thing ritcher has on the same as sterling sharpe wore:

    http://espn.go.com/p...

    that was a quick photo find, but i recall see him unstrap the helmet and having it hang like Ritcher has.

    What contraption did Buonoconti wear? Wasn’t able to find an image[/quote]

    Ritcher and Buoniconti’s were fastened with what seemed to be belted shoulder pad straps as opposed to chinstrap.

  • MPowers1634 | January 15, 2010 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”372440″][quote comment=”372438″]Cool…I googled “Jim Ritcher’s helmet” and look what comes up:

    http://images.google...

    TWSS
    (sorry)[/quote]

    I totally didn”t realize what I wrote…don”t worry…it’s SFW

  • Dane | January 15, 2010 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”372419″]HANS=Head and Neck Support

    -most often used in NASCAR
    -fits over the shoulders and the helmet is secured on each side with a short fabric strap
    -used to reduce neck injuries associated with whiplash[/quote]

    Also mandatory equipment in Formula 1.

  • Eric | January 15, 2010 at 3:24 pm |

    Skip Holtz wore an Under Armour label pin when he was introduced as the South Florida Head coach.

  • LI Phil | January 15, 2010 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”372438″]Cool…I googled “Jim Ritcher’s helmet” and look what comes up:

    http://images.google...

    actually you googled “JIM RICHTER’S HELMET” (not “ritcher”)

    i thought it was ritcher (my mistake for improperly copying what was written earlier, which may have led to your misgoogling it)…

    “jim ritcher”

  • Geeman | January 15, 2010 at 3:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”372399″][quote comment=”372395″][quote comment=”372313″]Any chance the Jets and Chargers will wear their AFL unis the weekend?[/quote]

    Very doubtful. Uniform changes are basically set in stone before the season, and there are rules to how many times you can wear X, Y, and Z.

    I could be wrong- but I even believe you cannot wear non-standard unis in the playoffs.[/quote]
    I’m not sure how this would work with the throwbacks this year, but alts can be worn once in the preseason, twice during the regular season and once in the postseason.

    Chargers wore their alts last year against the Colts in the playoffs.

    In fact, I think there’s even a provision in the rules that allows color-vs.-color in the playoffs if the contrast is deemed to be sufficient.[/quote]

    That was one nice uniform matchup.

  • Geeman | January 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”372448″][quote comment=”372399″][quote comment=”372395″][quote comment=”372313″]Any chance the Jets and Chargers will wear their AFL unis the weekend?[/quote]

    Very doubtful. Uniform changes are basically set in stone before the season, and there are rules to how many times you can wear X, Y, and Z.

    I could be wrong- but I even believe you cannot wear non-standard unis in the playoffs.[/quote]
    [/quote]

    The exception, of course, was the 49ers of 1994.

  • Geeman | January 15, 2010 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”372449″][quote comment=”372448″][quote comment=”372399″][quote comment=”372395″][quote comment=”372313″]Any chance the Jets and Chargers will wear their AFL unis the weekend?[/quote]

    Very doubtful. Uniform changes are basically set in stone before the season, and there are rules to how many times you can wear X, Y, and Z.

    I could be wrong- but I even believe you cannot wear non-standard unis in the playoffs.[/quote]
    [/quote]

    The exception, of course, was the 49ers of 1994.

  • M.Princip | January 15, 2010 at 3:36 pm |

    Ok, I’m all giddy and I have to share. I’ve just uploaded two incredibly cool pictures of Jim Zorn, and Steve Largent. Both, of which, I had never seen before until a couple of days ago.

    Absolutely dig those Puma turf shoes that Zorn is wearing.

    http://www.greenglar...

    http://www.greenglar...

  • Geeman | January 15, 2010 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”372450″][quote comment=”372449″][quote comment=”372448″][quote comment=”372399″][quote comment=”372395″][quote comment=”372313″]Any chance the Jets and Chargers will wear their AFL unis the weekend?[/quote]

    Very doubtful. Uniform changes are basically set in stone before the season, and there are rules to how many times you can wear X, Y, and Z.

    I could be wrong- but I even believe you cannot wear non-standard unis in the playoffs.[/quote]

    The exception, of course, was the 49ers of 1994.
    (I think I did that one right, 3rd time the charm.)

  • Geeman | January 15, 2010 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”372452″][quote comment=”372450″][quote comment=”372449″][quote comment=”372448″][quote comment=”372399″][quote comment=”372395″][quote comment=”372313″]Any chance the Jets and Chargers will wear their AFL unis the weekend?[/quote]

    Very doubtful. Uniform changes are basically set in stone before the season, and there are rules to how many times you can wear X, Y, and Z.

    I could be wrong- but I even believe you cannot wear non-standard unis in the playoffs.[/quote]

    The exception, of course, was the 49ers of 1994.
    (I think I did that one right, 3rd time the charm.)[/quote]

    Nah, can’t get it right. Anyway:

    The exception, of course, was the 49ers of 1994.

  • Hott Rodd | January 15, 2010 at 3:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”372451″]Ok, I’m all giddy and I have to share. I’ve just uploaded two incredibly cool pictures of Jim Zorn, and Steve Largent. Both, of which, I had never seen before until a couple of days ago.

    Absolutely dig those Puma turf shoes that Zorn is wearing.

    http://www.greenglar...

    http://www.greenglar...

    you think Zorn is contemplating a fake punt there?

  • Brian Erni | January 15, 2010 at 3:46 pm |

    i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

  • LI Phil | January 15, 2010 at 3:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    HOLY FUCK those are awful

    and this is quite possibly the worst of the bunch

  • JTH | January 15, 2010 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”372453″]The exception, of course, was the 49ers of 1994.[/quote]
    Close enough.

    That was kind of a special case, since the Niners petitioned the league to wear those unis the rest of the way instead of their regular ones about halfway through the season.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Apropos of nothing, but my dad sent me this video. There’s a couple good looks at the Bears’ block-numbered white jerseys and the stripe-free blue jerseys from the early 70s and another one of the Steelers’ “Batman” jerseys.

    Plenty of other olde tyme foot ball unis as well, natch.

  • JTH | January 15, 2010 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”372456″][quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    HOLY FUCK those are awful

    and this is quite possibly the worst of the bunch[/quote]
    And here’s the winner of that tallest midget contest.

  • skott daltonic | January 15, 2010 at 3:56 pm |

    the KISS / Singer / Thayer as Criss and Ace is a very sore subject amongst many many kiss fans.

    .

  • Jeremy | January 15, 2010 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    I like Cleveland one (someone should blog about making that the home cap). I also like Philly and San Fran

  • Hott Rodd | January 15, 2010 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”372456″][quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    HOLY FUCK those are awful

    and this is quite possibly the worst of the bunch[/quote]

    i kinda like the dbacks hat lol.. course i’ll probably go to the store and it’ll be some crap material or have a weird back panel

  • LI Phil | January 15, 2010 at 4:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”372458″]
    And here’s the winner of that tallest midget contest.[/quote]

    yup

    and how did SF & SEA also get away without having the different colored piping/two tone bill?

    i thought they couldn’t get any worse than the piping over the ear…but they did

  • JimV19 | January 15, 2010 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”372451″]Ok, I’m all giddy and I have to share. I’ve just uploaded two incredibly cool pictures of Jim Zorn, and Steve Largent. Both, of which, I had never seen before until a couple of days ago.

    Absolutely dig those Puma turf shoes that Zorn is wearing.

    http://www.greenglar...

    http://www.greenglar...

    That 2nd shot is fantastic! Largent and Roger Wherli are two of my favorite 70s players.

  • Mark K | January 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”372456″][quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    HOLY FUCK those are awful

    and this is quite possibly the worst of the bunch[/quote]
    No Chief Wahoo? Boooooo!

  • JimV19 | January 15, 2010 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”372447″][quote comment=”372438″]Cool…I googled “Jim Ritcher’s helmet” and look what comes up:

    http://images.google...

    actually you googled “JIM RICHTER’S HELMET” (not “ritcher”)

    i thought it was ritcher (my mistake for improperly copying what was written earlier, which may have led to your misgoogling it)…

    “jim ritcher”[/quote]

    At least he didn’t Google “Rhykter.”

  • Bernard | January 15, 2010 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”372462″][quote comment=”372458″]
    And here’s the winner of that tallest midget contest.[/quote]

    yup

    and how did SF & SEA also get away without having the different colored piping/two tone bill?

    i thought they couldn’t get any worse than the piping over the ear…but they did[/quote]

    I was wondering the same thing.

    Looks like Toronto’s suckitude is set to continue as well.

  • mtjaws | January 15, 2010 at 4:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”372462″][quote comment=”372458″]
    And here’s the winner of that tallest midget contest.[/quote]

    yup

    and how did SF & SEA also get away without having the different colored piping/two tone bill?

    i thought they couldn’t get any worse than the piping over the ear…but they did[/quote]

    I still think the over the ear piping/color was dumber than this new version, although these are pretty close. Thankfully, the Marlins were mostly black so it wasn’t as noticeable as others.

    As for these new ones, I like the ones that are a bit different than the usual game hats (Cleveland, Astros).

  • M.Princip | January 15, 2010 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”372463″][quote comment=”372451″]Ok, I’m all giddy and I have to share. I’ve just uploaded two incredibly cool pictures of Jim Zorn, and Steve Largent. Both, of which, I had never seen before until a couple of days ago.

    Absolutely dig those Puma turf shoes that Zorn is wearing.

    http://www.greenglar...

    http://www.greenglar...

    That 2nd shot is fantastic! Largent and Roger Wherli are two of my favorite 70s players.[/quote]

    Wehrli was quite the lanky DB. They don’t make ’em like that anymore.

  • Jet | January 15, 2010 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”372456″]

    HOLY FUCK those are awful
    [/quote]

    I’ll bring the lighter fluid, you bring the matches…

  • matt in cleveland | January 15, 2010 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”372439″][quote comment=”372437″][quote comment=”372408″]with lou’s kid going to ucf lets root for leach to become ecu pirates head coach hopefully he will make these helmets a full time deal!!
    http://www.charlotte... nice!!![/quote]

    UCF=Coach’s dad coached at ND
    USF=Coached at ND?????[/quote]

    It’s the other way around I think. but yeah.[/quote]
    sorry saw the pirate jolly rodger ecu helmet and forgot to USF…lol… that helmet is nice

  • Bruce | January 15, 2010 at 4:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”372466″][quote comment=”372462″][quote comment=”372458″]
    And here’s the winner of that tallest midget contest.[/quote]

    yup

    and how did SF & SEA also get away without having the different colored piping/two tone bill?

    i thought they couldn’t get any worse than the piping over the ear…but they did[/quote]

    I was wondering the same thing.

    Looks like Toronto’s suckitude is set to continue as well.[/quote]

  • Bruce | January 15, 2010 at 4:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”372471″][quote comment=”372466″][quote comment=”372462″][quote comment=”372458″]
    And here’s the winner of that tallest midget contest.[/quote]

    yup

    and how did SF & SEA also get away without having the different colored piping/two tone bill?

    i thought they couldn’t get any worse than the piping over the ear…but they did[/quote]

    I was wondering the same thing.

    Looks like Toronto’s suckitude is set to continue as well.[/quote][/quote]

    Has anyone seen this Astros logo before? I don’t recall seeing the added stae of Texas outline. http://shop.mlb.com/...

  • JL | January 15, 2010 at 4:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”372462″][quote comment=”372458″]
    And here’s the winner of that tallest midget contest.[/quote]

    yup

    and how did SF & SEA also get away without having the different colored piping/two tone bill?

    i thought they couldn’t get any worse than the piping over the ear…but they did[/quote]

    And why are the Yanks and the Ray-Rays the only two teams deemed worthy of home AND away hats?

    At least the Ray-Rays’ hats are diff colors…all the Yanks did was add color to 1/17th of the bill.

  • JTH | January 15, 2010 at 4:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”372472″][quote comment=”372471″][quote comment=”372466″][quote comment=”372462″][quote comment=”372458″]
    And here’s the winner of that tallest midget contest.[/quote]

    yup

    and how did SF & SEA also get away without having the different colored piping/two tone bill?

    i thought they couldn’t get any worse than the piping over the ear…but they did[/quote]

    I was wondering the same thing.

    Looks like Toronto’s suckitude is set to continue as well.[/quote][/quote]

    Has anyone seen this Astros logo before? I don’t recall seeing the added stae of Texas outline. http://shop.mlb.com/...
    They use that as a sleeve patch.

  • leon | January 15, 2010 at 4:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”372465″][quote comment=”372447″][quote comment=”372438″]Cool…I googled “Jim Ritcher’s helmet” and look what comes up:

    http://images.google...

    actually you googled “JIM RICHTER’S HELMET” (not “ritcher”)

    i thought it was ritcher (my mistake for improperly copying what was written earlier, which may have led to your misgoogling it)…

    “jim ritcher”[/quote]

    At least he didn’t Google “Rhykter.”[/quote]

    ****

  • aflfan | January 15, 2010 at 5:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”372456″][quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    HOLY FUCK those are awful

    and this is quite possibly the worst of the bunch[/quote]

    Detroit Tigers posted theirs on their Facebook account and from what I can see the fans are generally not happy with them. Best comment so far “Al Kaline didn’t wear different hats for batting practice.”

  • aflfan | January 15, 2010 at 5:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”372473″][quote comment=”372462″][quote comment=”372458″]
    And here’s the winner of that tallest midget contest.[/quote]

    yup

    and how did SF & SEA also get away without having the different colored piping/two tone bill?

    i thought they couldn’t get any worse than the piping over the ear…but they did[/quote]

    And why are the Yanks and the Ray-Rays the only two teams deemed worthy of home AND away hats?

    At least the Ray-Rays’ hats are diff colors…all the Yanks did was add color to 1/17th of the bill.[/quote]

    Tigers have home and away. The home is the one with the white D and piping. The road is the one with the orange D and piping.

  • Ski U Mah Gopher | January 15, 2010 at 5:43 pm |

    A way too early look at the Minneapolis weather next weekend for all of the Uni Watch fun

    http://www.weather.c...

  • Mark M | January 15, 2010 at 5:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”372405″]Mao has some new MLS unis up on his site- since the drawings were leaked earlier, most teams are now putting up the actual pics. http://maofootball.w...

    The only thing in there that isn’t a screen capture out of the catalog is the Philly Union’s jersey and that was officially unveiled weeks ago. I rather like that one, and most of them are tolerable this year.

  • LI Phil | January 15, 2010 at 5:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”372478″]A way too early look at the Minneapolis weather next weekend for all of the Uni Watch fun

    http://www.weather.c...

    yup…been checkin the long-range daily…pretty much anything over 72 hours out is worthless, but still looking great

    the big wx influencer is the arctic oscillation index, which has been trending upward (still farily negative — which to make a long story short, isn’t good) for the past week

    everything seems to be falling into place for a great event

    /that being said, it’s still minnesota and it’s still january, so it’s GONNA be cold, but hopefully not so brutally cold as it has been

    thanks for the update ski u mah gophair!

  • Carl | January 15, 2010 at 6:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”372317″]Good blog post devoted to Indians uniforms here…A few years ago I put together a Cleveland cap mashup between the terrific 1973-77 unis and Chief Wahoo:
    Indians cap 1
    [/quote]
    …I’m a Twins fan, but I would consider wearing the Flinstones/Wahoo mashup. Fresh, Sharp, and takes cues from history.

  • Carl | January 15, 2010 at 6:45 pm |

    Also…
    [quote comment=”372456″][quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    HOLY FUCK those are awful

    and this is quite possibly the worst of the bunch[/quote]
    Mets BP cap = Bad? Affirmative. Not sure what to make of the Yankees, Detroit and Tampa having two different ones though. Yankees = Evil empire sales volume. Detroit = hmm…at least they resemble the two regular season caps, sort of. Isn’t that city under marshal law? Tampa = WTF? Seriously, Tampa? The Cubs or Dodgers, or even BoSox but not Tampa.

    Oh, the O’s apostrophe is still a catastrophe. Still no official comment from Mr. MacPhail?

  • aflfan | January 15, 2010 at 6:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”372482″]Also…
    [quote comment=”372456″][quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    HOLY FUCK those are awful

    and this is quite possibly the worst of the bunch[/quote]
    Mets BP cap = Bad? Affirmative. Not sure what to make of the Yankees, Detroit and Tampa having two different ones though. Yankees = Evil empire sales volume. Detroit = hmm…at least they resemble the two regular season caps, sort of. Isn’t that city under marshal law? Tampa = WTF? Seriously, Tampa? The Cubs or Dodgers, or even BoSox but not Tampa.

    Oh, the O’s apostrophe is still a catastrophe. Still no official comment from Mr. MacPhail?[/quote]

    The Tigers have regular home and road regular caps, so that is probably why they have home and road batting caps.

    Detroit isn’t under marshall law. Yet.

  • jesse | January 15, 2010 at 6:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”372482″]Also…
    [quote comment=”372456″][quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    HOLY FUCK those are awful

    and this is quite possibly the worst of the bunch[/quote]
    Mets BP cap = Bad? Affirmative. Not sure what to make of the Yankees, Detroit and Tampa having two different ones though. Yankees = Evil empire sales volume. Detroit = hmm…at least they resemble the two regular season caps, sort of. Isn’t that city under marshal law? Tampa = WTF? Seriously, Tampa? The Cubs or Dodgers, or even BoSox but not Tampa.

    Oh, the O’s apostrophe is still a catastrophe. Still no official comment from Mr. MacPhail?[/quote]
    I didn’t know that this year was when nice designs were supposed to be trashed. Once again, good job MLB Properties. Just a little bit of sarcasm.

  • Chris from Carver | January 15, 2010 at 6:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”372483″][quote comment=”372482″]Also…
    [quote comment=”372456″][quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    HOLY FUCK those are awful

    and this is quite possibly the worst of the bunch[/quote]
    Mets BP cap = Bad? Affirmative. Not sure what to make of the Yankees, Detroit and Tampa having two different ones though. Yankees = Evil empire sales volume. Detroit = hmm…at least they resemble the two regular season caps, sort of. Isn’t that city under marshal law? Tampa = WTF? Seriously, Tampa? The Cubs or Dodgers, or even BoSox but not Tampa.

    Oh, the O’s apostrophe is still a catastrophe. Still no official comment from Mr. MacPhail?[/quote]

    The Tigers have regular home and road regular caps, so that is probably why they have home and road batting caps.

    Detroit isn’t under marshall law. Yet.[/quote]
    Is Robert Marshall planning on conquering Detroit?

  • aflfan | January 15, 2010 at 7:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”372485″][quote comment=”372483″][quote comment=”372482″]Also…
    [quote comment=”372456″][quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    HOLY FUCK those are awful

    and this is quite possibly the worst of the bunch[/quote]
    Mets BP cap = Bad? Affirmative. Not sure what to make of the Yankees, Detroit and Tampa having two different ones though. Yankees = Evil empire sales volume. Detroit = hmm…at least they resemble the two regular season caps, sort of. Isn’t that city under marshal law? Tampa = WTF? Seriously, Tampa? The Cubs or Dodgers, or even BoSox but not Tampa.

    Oh, the O’s apostrophe is still a catastrophe. Still no official comment from Mr. MacPhail?[/quote]

    The Tigers have regular home and road regular caps, so that is probably why they have home and road batting caps.

    Detroit isn’t under marshall law. Yet.[/quote]
    Is Robert Marshall planning on conquering Detroit?[/quote]

    He couldn’t do worse than the former Mayor.

  • Patrick in MI | January 15, 2010 at 7:58 pm |

    Outdoor hockey has trickled down to high schools here in Michigan. Link to story (no jersey pix) http://www.hometownl...

    This story has video that shows jerseys
    http://www.hometownl...

  • Johnny O | January 15, 2010 at 8:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”372456″][quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    HOLY FUCK those are awful

    and this is quite possibly the worst of the bunch[/quote]

    You think all of these are bad now? Wait until you see the back of the caps:
    http://www.coreybrin...

  • Flip | January 15, 2010 at 8:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”372468″][quote comment=”372463″][quote comment=”372451″]Ok, I’m all giddy and I have to share. I’ve just uploaded two incredibly cool pictures of Jim Zorn, and Steve Largent. Both, of which, I had never seen before until a couple of days ago.

    Absolutely dig those Puma turf shoes that Zorn is wearing.

    http://www.greenglar...

    http://www.greenglar...

    That 2nd shot is fantastic! Largent and Roger Wherli are two of my favorite 70s players.[/quote]

    Wehrli was quite the lanky DB. They don’t make ’em like that anymore.[/quote]

    Not to belabor a point, but one of the reason Zorn’s shoes look so sweet is because of the thick white laces.

  • M.Princip | January 15, 2010 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”372490″][quote comment=”372468″][quote comment=”372463″][quote comment=”372451″]Ok, I’m all giddy and I have to share. I’ve just uploaded two incredibly cool pictures of Jim Zorn, and Steve Largent. Both, of which, I had never seen before until a couple of days ago.

    Absolutely dig those Puma turf shoes that Zorn is wearing.

    http://www.greenglar...

    http://www.greenglar...

    That 2nd shot is fantastic! Largent and Roger Wherli are two of my favorite 70s players.[/quote]

    Wehrli was quite the lanky DB. They don’t make ’em like that anymore.[/quote]

    Not to belabor a point, but one of the reason Zorn’s shoes look so sweet is because of the thick white laces.[/quote]

    The thick laces, the Puma swoosh, the black thin micro dot sole, large tongue, and I believe this model had a single velcro strap across the laces. All of which, make those shoes super badass.

  • M.Princip | January 15, 2010 at 9:07 pm |

    I believe this is the same(similar)pair that Zorn is wearing in that pic. Tarkenton wore them too.

    http://www.greenglar...

  • tosaman | January 15, 2010 at 9:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”372489″][quote comment=”372456″][quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    HOLY FUCK those are awful

    and this is quite possibly the worst of the bunch[/quote]

    You think all of these are bad now? Wait until you see the back of the caps:
    http://www.coreybrin...

    Holy crap are those sad! And for $36? Fuggedaboutit.

    I thought adding the MLB logo to the cap was kinda cool when it was first done but to place it on a contrasting color panel makes it look like they’re trying too hard.

    (LOL: my anti-spam word is ‘toast’)

  • aflfan | January 15, 2010 at 9:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”372488″]Outdoor hockey has trickled down to high schools here in Michigan. Link to story (no jersey pix) http://www.hometownl...

    This story has video that shows jerseys
    http://www.hometownl...

    It is actually pretty cool. They are having a couple of alumni games a JV and a varsity game. The story on the local news said it is the 75th year they have met and they are donating the proceeds back to the park and the players donated time cleaning up the park last fall.

  • aflfan | January 15, 2010 at 9:39 pm |

    I was messing around on the internet and found a picture of the Milwaukee Iron of the Arena Football 1 uniform. It is a replica from their pro shop but here it is.

    http://theelitegroup...

  • JimV19 | January 15, 2010 at 9:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”372495″]I was messing around on the internet and found a picture of the Milwaukee Iron of the Arena Football 1 uniform. It is a replica from their pro shop but here it is.

    http://theelitegroup...

    Move the team to Pittsburgh, ditch Coors Light as a sponsor and replace them with this: http://8donkeys.file...

  • JTH | January 15, 2010 at 9:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”372486″][quote comment=”372485″][quote comment=”372483″][quote comment=”372482″]Also…
    [quote comment=”372456″][quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    HOLY FUCK those are awful

    and this is quite possibly the worst of the bunch[/quote]
    Mets BP cap = Bad? Affirmative. Not sure what to make of the Yankees, Detroit and Tampa having two different ones though. Yankees = Evil empire sales volume. Detroit = hmm…at least they resemble the two regular season caps, sort of. Isn’t that city under marshal law? Tampa = WTF? Seriously, Tampa? The Cubs or Dodgers, or even BoSox but not Tampa.

    Oh, the O’s apostrophe is still a catastrophe. Still no official comment from Mr. MacPhail?[/quote]

    The Tigers have regular home and road regular caps, so that is probably why they have home and road batting caps.

    Detroit isn’t under marshall law. Yet.[/quote]
    Is Robert Marshall planning on conquering Detroit?[/quote]

    He couldn’t do worse than the former Mayor.[/quote]
    That may be true, but you fellas are mistaken. It’s Marshal Willenholly.

  • JimV19 | January 15, 2010 at 10:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”372496″][quote comment=”372495″]I was messing around on the internet and found a picture of the Milwaukee Iron of the Arena Football 1 uniform. It is a replica from their pro shop but here it is.

    http://theelitegroup...

    Move the team to Pittsburgh, ditch Coors Light as a sponsor and replace them with this: http://8donkeys.file...

    Or, if you want a logo that matches the one on the other shoulder,
    http://www.2beerguys...

  • BuckeyeMark | January 15, 2010 at 10:30 pm |

    watching the 69 Rose Bowl (wife gave me the DVD for Xmas). a couple of Bucks have GREY helmets – it’s very obvious they are not shiny silver. anybody know what that is about?

    also the Bucks are wearing yellow jersey numbers on the back of their helmets. looks pretty odd – again what is that about?

  • LI Phil | January 15, 2010 at 10:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”372500″]watching the 69 Rose Bowl (wife gave me the DVD for Xmas). a couple of Bucks have GREY helmets – it’s very obvious they are not shiny silver. anybody know what that is about?

    also the Bucks are wearing yellow jersey numbers on the back of their helmets. looks pretty odd – again what is that about?[/quote]

    what color are the tv numbers?

  • Carl | January 15, 2010 at 10:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”372489″][quote comment=”372456″][quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    HOLY FUCK those are awful

    and this is quite possibly the worst of the bunch[/quote]

    You think all of these are bad now? Wait until you see the back of the caps:
    http://www.coreybrin...
    …the goggles, they do nothing.

  • LI Phil | January 15, 2010 at 10:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”372501″][quote comment=”372500″]watching the 69 Rose Bowl (wife gave me the DVD for Xmas). a couple of Bucks have GREY helmets – it’s very obvious they are not shiny silver. anybody know what that is about?

    also the Bucks are wearing yellow jersey numbers on the back of their helmets. looks pretty odd – again what is that about?[/quote]

    what color are the tv numbers?[/quote]

    nevermind…just saw the cover of the DVD…tOSU wore white…

    i was thinking they may have worn the scarlet jerseys

  • BuckeyeMark | January 15, 2010 at 10:43 pm |

    [quote comment=\”372501\”][quote comment=\”372500\”]watching the 69 Rose Bowl (wife gave me the DVD for Xmas). a couple of Bucks have GREY helmets – it\’s very obvious they are not shiny silver. anybody know what that is about?

    also the Bucks are wearing yellow jersey numbers on the back of their helmets. looks pretty odd – again what is that about?[/quote]

    what color are the tv numbers?[/quote]

    Bucks wearing white jerseys, with small scarlet TV numbers. NNOB.

    there’s these small yellow number decals on the back of their helmets. wondering if it has something to do with the 100 anniversary of cfb. they said something about the sidleines being painted to celebrate that and the sidelines are gold/yellow.

    wow watching this is really a trip back in time. it’s for the NC and the lack of hype and screaming and THIS IS THE GREATEST GAME EVER is just so wonderful. Curt Gowdy is more low key than any regular season game that happens today. the refs have big ROSE BOWL banners plastered on their backs (and are trowing red flags). the field isn’t even in that good a shape – and no one seems to care. no sideline reporter either. the game is simple, the unis are simple. this is heaven.

  • Mickel | January 15, 2010 at 11:11 pm |

    Assumption of the day:
    2009 Seahawks Draft Hat http://www.seattlete...
    brought us green jerseys http://www.mickelyan...
    Could Mariners BP hat http://mlb.imageg.ne...
    Bring back a classic? http://mariners.free...

  • Mickel | January 15, 2010 at 11:16 pm |

    Try that draft hat again http://proshop.seaha...

  • Bob Loblaw | January 16, 2010 at 12:46 am |

    [quote comment=”372485″][quote comment=”372483″][quote comment=”372482″]Also…
    [quote comment=”372456″][quote comment=”372455″]i went through the comments and i don’t beleive anyone has posted this link yet, but MLB Shop has released the new 2010 BP caps:

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

    HOLY FUCK those are awful

    and this is quite possibly the worst of the bunch[/quote]
    Mets BP cap = Bad? Affirmative. Not sure what to make of the Yankees, Detroit and Tampa having two different ones though. Yankees = Evil empire sales volume. Detroit = hmm…at least they resemble the two regular season caps, sort of. Isn’t that city under marshal law? Tampa = WTF? Seriously, Tampa? The Cubs or Dodgers, or even BoSox but not Tampa.

    Oh, the O’s apostrophe is still a catastrophe. Still no official comment from Mr. MacPhail?[/quote]

    The Tigers have regular home and road regular caps, so that is probably why they have home and road batting caps.

    Detroit isn’t under marshall law. Yet.[/quote]
    Is Robert Marshall planning on conquering Detroit?[/quote]
    No, but it could probably use a Marshall plan