Monday Morning Uni Watch

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Have the Vikings switched to real 3-D horns on their helmets? Kinda looked that way yesterday, but it was actually a loose decal on Chad Greenway’s lid. (Screen shots courtesy of Phil, Jeff Czuba, John Beckwith, and Jason Mattina.)

That was the most notable moment in a relatively uni-uneventful NFL weekend. Among the other tidbits:

• Doug Keklak noticed that Neil Rackers was wearing his wedding band while kicking. No screen shot, but you can clearly see he was wearing it a week earlier in the game against Green Bay, and also in the regular season finale.

• I want to make it clear that I am not suggesting that the Cardinals switch to a black helmet, but there’s no denying that their logo looks really good outlined in white on a black background.

• Spike Lee was wearing Jets gear, but not at the Jets/Chargers game. He was in New Orleans, attending the Saints/Cards game. Kinda weird to show up in another team’s attire, no?

• Ray Rice began Saturday night’s game wearing some serious war paint (thanks to Brett Talley for the screen shot), but it was mostly gone by the fourth quarter.

• Speaking of Rice, a while back I mentioned that the Ravens had come up with a new practice jersey patch, but I hadn’t seen a photo of it until I stumbled across this shot.

• I know we’ve covered this before, but what’s the deal with the initial on the ball? I think it’s the ref’s initial after he checks and approves the ball prior to the game — right?

• Gretchen Wilson sang the national anthem before the Colts/Ravens game while wearing a T-shirt with the old NFL logo.

• Here’s something I’m fairly certain I’ve never seen before: Andrew Bartsch notes that each of the Metrodome end zones yesterday had a separate, distinct end line. Is that standard Metrodome procedure? Has anyone ever seen this on any other gridiron?

• Matt Shervin attended the Jets/Chargers game and noted that the team logo banners at Qualcomm still show the old Lions logo. (Either way, those are some gorgeous banners, no? Never seen those before.)

And now we can look forward to both conference championship games being played in domes. Sigh…..

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Candela Update: Last summer, when the Candela Structures exhibit at the City Reliquary came down, I promised everyone that a virtual/digital version of the exhibit would soon be available. Okay, so “soon” turned out to be a little inaccurate, but the deed is finally done: All the content from the exhibit is now available on the Candela Structures site.

There’s also a small line of Candela merch and a Candela Structures Facebook page, whoop-whoop.

Now let’s just hope the structures survive the winter.

Uni Watch News Ticker: For those of you who enjoyed last week’s ESPN column about Todd Asselin’s helmet design, here’s the entire 40-second video clip from which those screen shots were taken. Can’t use NFL video in ESPN articles, but no problem linking to it here. … The NBA All-Star Game jerseys are now circulating, which means I can show you these photos I took in the NBA offices last fall. … Entertaining breakdown of very odd stadiums here (with thanks to Jason Goede). … Illinois high schools with slightly illegal uniforms (wrong color trim, numbers too small, etc.) can now apply for a waiver (with thanks to Seth Engelbrecht). … Several readers have pointed me toward these carved baseball bats — amazing stuff. … Here’s something you don’t often see: an Arnold Palmer Masters caddy uniform up for auction. … If you’ve been looking for 16 Angels logo patches, here’s just the thing for you. … In case you missed it in Phil’s post on Saturday, the new MLB BP caps are out, and holy shit are they atrocious. Larger photos, if you dare, here. And as Phil correctly noted, the back view is the icing on the turd cake. … Meanwhile, several readers have been asking me if this is what the new BP jerseys are gonna look like. My understanding is that the BP jerseys are not changing this season, so I’m not sure what that Reds design is. Anyway, all the BP stuff is crap anyway, so who really cares? … New World Cup kits for Uruguay and Switzerland (with thanks to Michael Orr. … New logo for the Euroleague (basketball) Final Four (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm). … Also from Jeremy: New soccer uniforms for the J-League teams Omiya Ardija, Tochigi SC, Fagiano Okayama, Yokohama F-Marinos, Consadole Sapporo, United Chiba, and Roasso Kumamoto. … Hey, all you weekend “Guess the Scoreboard” warriors, check out this note from Chris Flinn: “Funny episode of King of Queens was on TBS the other day. Kevin James runs onto the field after trying to get a foul ball for his father-in-law. Interesting scoreboard shot — it’s a day game, but the clock shows 9:19, and several of the other games are already final. Any idea if this is a real scoreboard shot, or is everything a mockup? The Mets lineup looks real — Henderson, Alfonso, Olerud, Piazza, etc.” Okay, scoreboard savants, get crackin’. … Brutal shot of the Kings’ old two-tone purple/black uniforms here (blame Mike Engle). … Ticker item of the day, as far as I’m concerned: Spirts of St. Louis blank checks! (Awesome find by Ben Traxel.) … Robert Marshall was in St. Looey a few months back. While he was there, he hooked up with reader Marty Hick, who invited Robert to join him for a round of croquet. That’s Robert in the center and Marty at far-right. Lots more photos here. … Andrew Peters suffered a doozy of a jersey tear during a fight with David Koci the other night. … Pens goalie Alexander Pechurski made his NHL debut on Saturday night, wearing a very plain, generic-looking mask. Additional info from Doug Keklak: “Although he wore No. 40, his usual number is 70 and they mentioned how equipment manager Dana Heinze tried to get him a 70 jersey but it got caught up in customs.Heinze tried to peel back the 4 and put on a 7, but it just wouldn’t work. Also, ice-level reporter Dan Potash also brought up something interesting: Pechurski’s name was spelled wrong. It really ends in y but the Pens saw it listed with an i.” … Lots of info about Rick DiPietro’s new mask here (with thanks to John Muir). … Johnny Griswold‘s PuckDrawn blog is running an Anaheim Ducks rebranding contest. … Bit of a typo on the NHL Network the other night (as noted by Matthew Hiett). … Interesting feature on Manhattan doorman uniforms here. … Pitt unveiled a gold alternate uni on Saturday. … Whoa, serious color-on-color alert. That’s Pepperdine vs. University of San Francisco from Saturday night (with thanks to Jim McCue). … Saw Sweetgrass last night. Has nothing to do with uniforms, sports, design, or anything else we usually discuss here, but holy shit is it beautiful. Highly recommended. … “I attended the Kings/Bruins game on Saturday and saw that Daniel Paille had one of his skate tongues flopped down, while the other skate had the tongue tucked under the shin-pad,” writes Alex Kinkopf. “Going tongues-out is awesome, but I’ve NEVER seen this style.” … “I was watching the Red Wings play the Blackhawks on Suday when this commercial came on,” says Joe Lubinski. “The long pants are reminiscent of Cooperalls, no?” Indeed. … RIP, Mr. Country.

 

223 comments to Monday Morning Uni Watch

  • phillydevil | January 18, 2010 at 8:38 am |

    Not directly uni-related, but since many readers of this blog are also interested in football history, wanted to give a heads-up that Showtime is currently airing a great documentary “Harvard Beats Yale 29-29″, which looks back at the 1968 game (and a lot more).

    http://www.imdb.com/...

    Well worth watching.

  • DenverGregg | January 18, 2010 at 8:39 am |

    IIRC those logo banners at Jack Murphy originated at Super Bowl XXXII in ’98 (they may have since added ones for the new Browns and the Texans).

    I’m sure you like the King of Queens bit in the ticker, but for most of us once is enough.

  • Hott Rodd | January 18, 2010 at 8:40 am |

    So I dunno how to link to fridays comments, but I said something like, I kinda like the dbacks bp hat but they will probably have a some stupid crap on the back. Guess I was correct.

  • Robert Eden | January 18, 2010 at 8:51 am |

    Re: the Vikings helmet horn issue. I noted it during the game, considered notifying UniWatch, but then said to myself, “I bet that a dozen guys are rushing to their computers to do this very thing.” I bet that I was not alone in that thinking.

  • LI Phil | January 18, 2010 at 8:51 am |

    [quote comment=”372847″]So I dunno how to link to fridays comments, but I said something like, I kinda like the dbacks bp hat but they will probably have a some stupid crap on the back. Guess I was correct.[/quote]

    here

  • Paul Lukas | January 18, 2010 at 8:54 am |

    [quote comment=”372846″]I’m sure you like the King of Queens bit in the ticker, but for most of us once is enough.[/quote]

    Oops — thanks. Now fixed.

  • Wes | January 18, 2010 at 8:59 am |

    The game in the mystery scoreboard was played on September 8th, 1999 — the Mets had #29 as their pitcher and the only guy wearing that number that year for the Mets was Octavio Dotel. He pitched against San Fran on 9/8/99. It was a day game, too. I don’t know why the 9 a.m., though. I think the games that were Final were completed the night before.

  • Natron | January 18, 2010 at 9:02 am |

    I didn’t catch any screen grabs, and I can’t find pics of it today, but Bernard Berrian started the game with gold shoes, but the 2nd half he switched to black.

  • ryan | January 18, 2010 at 9:05 am |

    That old NFL-logo shirt Wilson was wearing is currently on clearance at Old Navy, complete with the “vintage” screen-print look… somebody’s intern must’ve been scrambling at the last minute.

  • scott | January 18, 2010 at 9:12 am |

    [quote comment=”372846″]IIRC those logo banners at Jack Murphy originated at Super Bowl XXXII in ’98 (they may have since added ones for the new Browns and the Texans).
    [/quote]

    Didn’t Qualcomm also have banners for all the MLB teams?

  • Thomas Clark | January 18, 2010 at 9:20 am |

    Paul,

    The initial on the ball is one of the referees’ marks. When I was in college I was a ball boy and before every game the officials have to check each ball and approve them. I saw a variety of marks from a cross to letters to hearts to three dots.

  • Geeman | January 18, 2010 at 9:23 am |

    Notre Dame broke out the green on Saturday night in the women’s game, and, yup, they lost, as they have in men’s basketball and football the last few times they’ve worn green.

    http://www.washingto...

  • Hott Rodd | January 18, 2010 at 9:27 am |

    [quote comment=”372849″][quote comment=”372847″]So I dunno how to link to fridays comments, but I said something like, I kinda like the dbacks bp hat but they will probably have a some stupid crap on the back. Guess I was correct.[/quote]

    here[/quote]

    yup, that’d be the one :-)

  • leon | January 18, 2010 at 9:30 am |

    Ovie wearing the “A” in this commercial, now wears the “C”. Just sayin..

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

    Great feature about the weird stadia.

  • Bob | January 18, 2010 at 9:32 am |

    “Spike Lee was wearing Jets gear, but not at the Jets/Chargers game. He was in New Orleans, attending the Saints/Cards game. Kinda weird to show up in another team’s attire, no?”

    No, he was just doing what Spike Lee always does — showing up as a bandwagon rider at some place that suddenly seems like it’s the in place to be. Where was he in 2003 when the Saints were 8-8 and weren’t even a blip on anyone’s radar screen? I didn’t see him (or Brad Pitt, for that matter) in New Orleans. I can assure you of that because I was there in ’03.

  • M.Princip | January 18, 2010 at 9:34 am |

    Ok, I’m obviously WAY late on this, cuz I’ve seen many examples of NFL players now wearing the war paint. Yet, I thought this was banned by the NFL; i.e. the Vikings John Randle war paint scenario? Are they skating around this by applying it differently, at the beginning of the game, then letting it re-shape to war paint face throughout the game?

    http://www.everyjoe....

  • Mike | January 18, 2010 at 9:40 am |

    I’ve never watched King of Queens, but is it possible the episode was taped the morning after the actual game Wes deteremined from #7 above? So the players numbers etc. were just kept from the night before but no one thought to “correct” the clock and it is showing the actual time…

  • Johnny Griswold | January 18, 2010 at 9:41 am |

    I’m sure the Pens’ goalie will have his mask painted in short order.

    Usually when you see the plain white mask it’s either a rookie or a goalie traded from another team and his old mask design has been painted over in white or had white tape placed over it like Flyers goalie Michael Leighton.

    Oh, and thanks UniWatch for the Ducks Rebranding contest shout-out.

  • Phil | January 18, 2010 at 9:49 am |

    Three River Stadium used to have banners similiar to the ones at Qualcomm

    http://www.chuckthom...

    Sorry only picture I could find. As you can see they used team helmets on the banners. They had similar banners during baseball season. There were more banners on the other sides of the Stadium

  • PSU532 | January 18, 2010 at 10:00 am |

    Uniwatchers, I was wondering if you guys could help out Zack Hample on a few questions he has regarding Forbes Field, as well as the uniforms from the movie Roommates. See the link below:

    http://snaggingbaseb...

  • Chris M. | January 18, 2010 at 10:01 am |

    I think the initial on the ball since it’s an “L” may stand for which side the laces should go on when the refs spot the ball. Since thats how the ball would be situated for a left handed center.

  • Geeman | January 18, 2010 at 10:07 am |

    [quote comment=”372860″]”Spike Lee was wearing Jets gear, but not at the Jets/Chargers game. He was in New Orleans, attending the Saints/Cards game. Kinda weird to show up in another team’s attire, no?”

    No, he was just doing what Spike Lee always does — showing up as a bandwagon rider at some place that suddenly seems like it’s the in place to be. Where was he in 2003 when the Saints were 8-8 and weren’t even a blip on anyone’s radar screen? I didn’t see him (or Brad Pitt, for that matter) in New Orleans. I can assure you of that because I was there in ’03.[/quote]

    LOL. However, in his defense, Brad Pitt wasn’t living in New Orleans in 2003 because at that point he hadn’t gone insane and left Jennifer Aniston.

    Nice to see the Saints in the title game.

  • Jet | January 18, 2010 at 10:12 am |

    RE: wedding rings on kickers and extra lines in the endzone.

    Damn, you guys don’t miss a THING!!!

    -Jet

  • Ricko | January 18, 2010 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”372866″]I think the initial on the ball since it’s an “L” may stand for which side the laces should go on when the refs spot the ball. Since thats how the ball would be situated for a left handed center.[/quote]

    Any chance it’s a “7” ?

  • Jason S. | January 18, 2010 at 10:19 am |

    Color-on-color alert in Michigan’s big win over UConn yesterday:

    http://www.mgoblue.c...

    Go Blue!!!

  • leon | January 18, 2010 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”372869″][quote comment=”372866″]I think the initial on the ball since it’s an “L” may stand for which side the laces should go on when the refs spot the ball. Since thats how the ball would be situated for a left handed center.[/quote]

    Any chance it’s a “7” ?[/quote]

    I think that is more likely: it might be a way to keep track of the multiple balls used during a game. As far as “left” for a lefthanded center (if you were serious) a football is symmetrical, so that wouldn’t make any difference. It also gets manipulated quite a bit before the snap, so I don’t think it is placed down with any orientation in mind (except facing the end zones, of course).

  • Jet | January 18, 2010 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”372863″]I’m sure the Pens’ goalie will have his mask painted in short order.

    [/quote]

    As a former goalie who painted his own Jacques Plante model mask back in the 70’s, I’m tired of these ultra-detailed, professionally-airbrushed goalie masks. I wouldn’t mind seeing the occasional all-white mask or a mask with a simpler graphic design.

  • Dustin | January 18, 2010 at 10:24 am |

    I’ve seen the extra line a couple of times at the Metrodome this year, and maybe earlier in the past. If you take a close look at the photos, you can tell the two different versions of the white. The one is on the warning track for baseball, and then the other is on the turf. I don’t know why they left the line of green, but I speculate it has something to do with the turf maintenance.

  • leon | January 18, 2010 at 10:25 am |

    i guess technically a football is asymmetrical if you take into account the needle-hole.

  • Hank | January 18, 2010 at 10:39 am |

    [quote comment=”372872″][quote comment=”372863″]I’m sure the Pens’ goalie will have his mask painted in short order.

    [/quote]

    As a former goalie who painted his own Jacques Plante model mask back in the 70’s, I’m tired of these ultra-detailed, professionally-airbrushed goalie masks. I wouldn’t mind seeing the occasional all-white mask or a mask with a simpler graphic design.[/quote]

    When less was more http://cityofpain.co...

  • JSS | January 18, 2010 at 10:47 am |

    For you antique collectors. Here is a cool site to peruse.

    http://www.antiquemy...

  • Joseph Skiba | January 18, 2010 at 10:48 am |

    The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…

  • Thomas Clark | January 18, 2010 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”372871″][quote comment=”372869″][quote comment=”372866″]I think the initial on the ball since it’s an “L” may stand for which side the laces should go on when the refs spot the ball. Since thats how the ball would be situated for a left handed center.[/quote]

    Any chance it’s a “7” ?[/quote]

    I think that is more likely: it might be a way to keep track of the multiple balls used during a game. As far as “left” for a lefthanded center (if you were serious) a football is symmetrical, so that wouldn’t make any difference. It also gets manipulated quite a bit before the snap, so I don’t think it is placed down with any orientation in mind (except facing the end zones, of course).[/quote]

    Centers (more often long snappers) can request that the umpire place the ball down a certain way to ensure that the player does not illegally manipulate the ball pre-snap. Centers can slightly roll the ball (turn it) for comfort and grip, but the ball can never be lifted completely off the ground (which can be tough for a long snapper if the laces are up) or moved an inordinate distance, or forward or back.

    (Note: these are the rules from the NCAA that I’m familiar with, the NFL rules may vary, but in this case I don’t think there would be a large change)

  • Thomas Clark | January 18, 2010 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”372877″]The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…[/quote]

    Hey Mr. Skiba,

    Do you guys get any crazy marks on the balls like I saw in college? Guys that have a certain mark they use other than their initials?

  • charlie | January 18, 2010 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”372872″]
    As a former goalie who painted his own Jacques Plante model mask back in the 70’s, I’m tired of these ultra-detailed, professionally-airbrushed goalie masks. I wouldn’t mind seeing the occasional all-white mask or a mask with a simpler graphic design.[/quote]

    I remember when my brother and I made my Dad paint a blank black mask into a Marty Brodeur devils mask…

    http://cdn.nhl.com/i...

    …it took him a couple months or so, but it held up awesome during roller hockey games and I still have it somewhere. I always liked the simplicity of that old mask, I believe he has moved on to more complicated designs.

  • Jet | January 18, 2010 at 10:53 am |

    Paul said:
    Brutal shot of the Kings’ old two-tone purple/black uniforms here (blame Mike Engle)..

    You could have been talking about the recent Los Angeles Kings unis and the same description would apply…

  • Alec | January 18, 2010 at 10:54 am |

    The Andrew Peters tear at the bettman was the 2nd in a week as Tanner Glass tore at the same spot last Wednesday.

    No structural integrity, but at least they’re 18% “faster”.

  • Jet | January 18, 2010 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”372880″]

    I remember when my brother and I made my Dad paint a blank black mask into a Marty Brodeur

    …it took him a couple months or so, but it held up awesome during roller hockey games and I still have it somewhere. I always liked the simplicity of that old mask, I believe he has moved on to more complicated designs.[/quote]

    Shoot, now I gotta find a pic of my old mask I painted back in the day – pacific blue (a/k/a teal) with SEALS in white with yellow trim, as per the California Golden Seals 74-76 colors. I’ll post it tomorrow.

  • Dank | January 18, 2010 at 10:59 am |

    I would like to do some of the uni tweaks I see on here on the weekends.

    What software do i need, and where do you guys get the templates?

    Thanks

  • Hott Rodd | January 18, 2010 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”372877″]The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…[/quote]

    Is that a serious offer Joe? Because i’ll take you up on it in a heartbeat.

  • Mark K | January 18, 2010 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”372877″]The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…[/quote]
    I’ll take one!

  • Thomas Clark | January 18, 2010 at 11:07 am |

    RE: The Reebok hockey jerseys

    Forgot to mention that I got to talk to a couple players from one of the schools in our conference that have the new Reebok jerseys this year. Talked to three players (obviously not a big sample) they all said they loved the new material, it was noticeably lighter and cooler, but that the “cuffs” on the sleeves blew. As far as the new socks go, one loved them, two were indifferent. The two that disliked them said they just “felt different” while the one that liked them said he could tell they were lighter and liked the feel.

  • Teebz | January 18, 2010 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”372863″]I’m sure the Pens’ goalie will have his mask painted in short order.

    Usually when you see the plain white mask it’s either a rookie or a goalie traded from another team and his old mask design has been painted over in white or had white tape placed over it like Flyers goalie Michael Leighton.[/quote]

    Except he won’t have a painted mask in the NHL anytime soon. Pechurskiy is back with the Tri-City Americans. He was on a one-day amateur tryout contract because the Penguins had no backup goalie on their roadtrip after both Fleury and Johnson were hurt.

  • Mark K | January 18, 2010 at 11:21 am |

    In NCAA, the back judge is usually in charge of inspecting the balls prior to the game. I’ve seen guys do all sorts of things but usually it’s their initials or some letter on the stripe in black sharpie.

    Whenever I ask them what prevents someone from taking their own sharpie and marking up an “unapproved” ball the same way, I’m usually met with blank stares.

  • Jeff | January 18, 2010 at 11:21 am |

    http://www.baseball-...

    I don’t know what was up with the clock, but the rest of the scores line up with that day’s action. It was the only time during Henderson’s tour with the Mets that the Cubs beat the Reds 2-1 at home.

  • Hank | January 18, 2010 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”372890″]http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYN/NYN199909070.shtml

    I don’t know what was up with the clock, but the rest of the scores line up with that day’s action. It was the only time during Henderson’s tour with the Mets that the Cubs beat the Reds 2-1 at home.[/quote]
    Two possibilities:

    (1)The episode was shot at 9:00am or so but whoever set-up the scoreboard neglected to re-set the clock.

    (2)The clock could not be re-set and they figured no one in the future would analyze that segment like the Zapruder film. (Such is the fervor of the Uniwatch Universe.)

  • Jet | January 18, 2010 at 11:32 am |

    [quote comment=”372891″]

    (2)The clock could not be re-set and they figured no one in the future would analyze that segment like the Zapruder film. [/quote]

    HAHAHAHAHAHA

  • DenverGregg | January 18, 2010 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”372881″]Paul said:
    Brutal shot of the Kings’ old two-tone purple/black uniforms here (blame Mike Engle)..

    You could have been talking about the recent Los Angeles Kings unis and the same description would apply…[/quote]
    Funny you mention it, because after clicking I was baffled at seeing an NBA pic when I was expecting to see Rob Blake or Marty McSorley.

  • Joseph Skiba | January 18, 2010 at 11:36 am |

    the marks on the ball are at liberty of the ref in charge of the game…we don’t prefer some marks over others

  • Steve May | January 18, 2010 at 11:36 am |

    Re: Pens goalie. Apparently he had to play with Marc-Andre Fleury’s pads becuase his pads were so old they wouldn’t pass NHL muster
    http://www.kelowna.c...

  • UmpLou | January 18, 2010 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”372851″]The game in the mystery scoreboard was played on September 8th, 1999 — the Mets had #29 as their pitcher and the only guy wearing that number that year for the Mets was Octavio Dotel. He pitched against San Fran on 9/8/99. It was a day game, too. I don’t know why the 9 a.m., though. I think the games that were Final were completed the night before.[/quote]

    yup

  • Johnny O | January 18, 2010 at 11:38 am |

    [quote comment=”372885″][quote comment=”372877″]The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…[/quote]

    Is that a serious offer Joe? Because i’ll take you up on it in a heartbeat.[/quote]

    Ummmm… yeah. Me too please.

  • Ricko | January 18, 2010 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”372877″]The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…[/quote]

    Thanks for an “insider’s” re-verification.
    (And I was kidding about it being a “7”,,,y’know like when Woody messed up the winning number on CHEERS…66 or 99?).

    Besides, the center’s allowed to turn the ball to position it to his liking when he first touches it. No need to mark it for any reason there.

    —Ricko

  • JimWa | January 18, 2010 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”372891″][quote comment=”372890″]http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYN/NYN199909070.shtml

    I don’t know what was up with the clock, but the rest of the scores line up with that day’s action. It was the only time during Henderson’s tour with the Mets that the Cubs beat the Reds 2-1 at home.[/quote]
    Two possibilities:

    (1)The episode was shot at 9:00am or so but whoever set-up the scoreboard neglected to re-set the clock.

    (2)The clock could not be re-set and they figured no one in the future would analyze that segment like the Zapruder film. (Such is the fervor of the Uniwatch Universe.)[/quote]

    Which leads to two more scenarios:

    1. Scoreboards in 1999 had a snapshot function, and the info was simply “copy and pasted” from the previous night.

    2. If the scores/details had to be set up manually, why take the time to do it right?

    3. (bonus scenario) This scene was actually filmed on 9/7/98, one year before. The scoreboard guy who just put random numbers on the board just happened to put info that would match stats for exactly one year later. The next week, he bought a lotto ticket – and didn’t even get one stinkin’ number right.

  • Ryan | January 18, 2010 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=\”372884\”]I would like to do some of the uni tweaks I see on here on the weekends.

    What software do i need, and where do you guys get the templates?

    Thanks[/quote]

    Typically Adobe Illustrator is the primary program to do such designing in, but I know there have been people who use online builder templates and even Microsoft Paint… You could always hand-draw your uniforms and scan the images if that works best for you

  • interlockingtc | January 18, 2010 at 11:45 am |

    [quote comment=”372860″]”Spike Lee was wearing Jets gear, but not at the Jets/Chargers game. He was in New Orleans, attending the Saints/Cards game. Kinda weird to show up in another team’s attire, no?”

    No, he was just doing what Spike Lee always does — showing up as a bandwagon rider at some place that suddenly seems like it’s the in place to be. Where was he in 2003 when the Saints were 8-8 and weren’t even a blip on anyone’s radar screen? I didn’t see him (or Brad Pitt, for that matter) in New Orleans. I can assure you of that because I was there in ’03.[/quote]

    I think if you see his amazing film “When The Levees Break,” you’ll see while Spike Lee may have a special affection for New Orleans.

    Oh, and “Sweetgrass” looks great in the trailer. Look forward to watching it.

  • interlockingtc | January 18, 2010 at 11:48 am |

    er…WHY, not while….

  • Fight | January 18, 2010 at 11:50 am |

    [quote comment=”372897″][quote comment=”372885″][quote comment=”372877″]The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…[/quote]

    Is that a serious offer Joe? Because i’ll take you up on it in a heartbeat.[/quote]

    Ummmm… yeah. Me too please.[/quote]
    same here, count me in

  • Kek | January 18, 2010 at 11:53 am |

    Dane actually broke down the Pens’ goalie issue much better than I did in that hasty email to Paul: http://www.uniwatchb...

    Also, I’m pretty sure he was a one-day deal and will be heading back to the WHL so I doubt they’ll paint a mask up for him.

    And this blog post http://community.pos... explains the actual misspelling (not Y instead of I as original thought), as well as how it happened and similar instances where it happened before.

  • JTH | January 18, 2010 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”372903″][quote comment=”372897″][quote comment=”372885″][quote comment=”372877″]The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…[/quote]

    Is that a serious offer Joe? Because i’ll take you up on it in a heartbeat.[/quote]

    Ummmm… yeah. Me too please.[/quote]
    same here, count me in[/quote]
    Uh… me, too.

    It might be more efficient if only those who AREN’T intereste would chime in on this.

  • JTH | January 18, 2010 at 11:55 am |

    AREN’T *interested*

  • besty | January 18, 2010 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”372890″]http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/NYN/NYN199909070.shtml

    I don’t know what was up with the clock, but the rest of the scores line up with that day’s action. It was the only time during Henderson’s tour with the Mets that the Cubs beat the Reds 2-1 at home.[/quote]
    Something is still not right about this scoreboard. The Giants lineup on the scoreboard has Brent Mayne batting after Rich Aurelia and the BR box score has it reversed. Plus the scoreboard has 18 and 19 in which are Darryl Hamilton and Roger Cedeno who were subs and weren’t in the game the same time as Estes who was 55 for the Giants

  • Joseph Skiba | January 18, 2010 at 12:01 pm |

    most official “marks” are placed at the tip of the football…

  • besty | January 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”372865″]Uniwatchers, I was wondering if you guys could help out Zack Hample on a few questions he has regarding Forbes Field, as well as the uniforms from the movie Roommates.

    See the link below:

    http://snaggingbaseb... movie’s baseball scenes were filmed at old Bush Stadium in Indianapolis. I had a friend who was one of the baseball extras and that actually looks like him pitching in the photo. Not sure but I have him on facebook and I’ll have him check it out and ask about the unis they used.

  • Bob Loblaw | January 18, 2010 at 12:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”372877″]The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…[/quote]
    Extra balls, Joe??

    I’ll take one of those!!!! aaarauz07@verizon.net

  • Charlie | January 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm |

    Actually the scores and lineups on the “TV” scoreboard line up for the NIGHT before, Sept. 7, 1999. The Mets used eight pitchers that night – Reed (#39), Maholm (#23), Taylor (#26), Cook (#27), Wendell (#99), Tam (#38) and McElroy (#34).

    Perhaps there was a scoreboard “glitch” on the Pitcher’s number?

  • Joseph Skiba | January 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm |

    I should send Paul or LI phil a dozen then have a Uniwatch contest…

  • Hott Rodd | January 18, 2010 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”372912″]I should send Paul or LI phil a dozen then have a Uniwatch contest…[/quote]

    aww man. I never win contests lol.

    I’d really love one though.

    you could just email me at rodhartwig(at)yahoo.com and no one would ever know… :-)

  • Bob Loblaw | January 18, 2010 at 12:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”372912″]I should send Paul or LI phil a dozen then have a Uniwatch contest…[/quote]

    How about other equipment (t’s or practice jerseys) that you guys ordinarily toss out at end of season?

    Bob

  • ZachBrady | January 18, 2010 at 12:16 pm |

    Something I noticed about Pechurski’s mask:

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

    The Pen’s logo on the top of his mask… not only is the Penguin facing the wrong way, but the triangle is upside down (point up, as opposed to the normal point down.)

  • Graf Zeppelin | January 18, 2010 at 12:18 pm |

    Cross-post from last night:

    Inevitable insipid uni-centric Jets playoff trivia:

    7-6 in white helmets, 3-5 in green helmets.
    3-4 in green jerseys, 7-7 in white jerseys.
    9-8 in white pants, 1-3 in green pants.
    1-1 wearing white jerseys at home, 0-2 wearing green jerseys on the road.

    Combination (H/J/P) : Record
    —————————-
    W/W/W : 3-3
    W/G/W : 3-1
    W/W/G : 1-2
    G/G/W : 0-3
    G/W/W : 3-1
    G/W/G : 0-1

  • LI Phil | January 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”372912″]I should send Paul or LI phil a dozen then have a Uniwatch contest…[/quote]

    a contest?

    guess raffles are out…

    (I KID I KID)

  • Joseph Skiba | January 18, 2010 at 12:25 pm |

    practice jerseys have nameplates, I can reuse them right after that player leaves…hahaha

  • aflfan | January 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm |

    I posted this late last night but here is a photo gallery from the Outdoor Classic played yesterday between Novi Detroit Catholic Central and Bloomfield Hills Cransbrook-Kingswood.

    http://multimedia.de...

    Cransbrook is wearing the barberpole socks. In picture 8 check out the sweater the official in the background is wearing.

  • Johnny O | January 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”372913″][quote comment=”372912″]I should send Paul or LI phil a dozen then have a Uniwatch contest…[/quote]

    aww man. I never win contests lol.

    I’d really love one though.

    you could just email me at rodhartwig(at)yahoo.com and no one would ever know… :-)[/quote]

    *cough* jokray(at)gleneringolf(dot com) *cough*

  • Thomas Clark | January 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”372889″]In NCAA, the back judge is usually in charge of inspecting the balls prior to the game. I’ve seen guys do all sorts of things but usually it’s their initials or some letter on the stripe in black sharpie.

    Whenever I ask them what prevents someone from taking their own sharpie and marking up an “unapproved” ball the same way, I’m usually met with blank stares.[/quote]

    At Northwood University it was pretty much a trust system. We would drop off the game balls to the officials around 9am. They would chose the 7 they wanted to use and mark them. They would then carry the balls out to the field with them where we would meet up again to discuss how those officials wanted us (the ball boys) to interact with them during the game (Some will ask if they missed a call, some want us to retrieve bean bags, some want us as out of site as possible). Nearly every time when they handed us the game balls they would say something like “ok, we’ve marked them, you’re game officials they are now your responsibility.

    Then we would divvy up the balls 2 on the visitors side and 3 on the home side with one in play and one in the bag.

    (What I’m trying to say here is that…we could have cheated.)

  • Rob | January 18, 2010 at 12:29 pm |

    “And now we can look forward to both conference championship games being played in domes. Sigh…..”

    Take heart, Paul. The Super Bowl will be played outside at Joe Robbie/Pro Player/Dolphins/Dolphin/Landshark/Dolphin Stadium in Miami, where it rained during the last Super Bowl played there (Super Bowl XLI in February 2007).

  • Geeman | January 18, 2010 at 12:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”372922″]”And now we can look forward to both conference championship games being played in domes. Sigh…..”

    Take heart, Paul. The Super Bowl will be played outside at Joe Robbie/Pro Player/Dolphins/Dolphin/Landshark/Dolphin Stadium in Miami, where it rained during the last Super Bowl played there (Super Bowl XLI in February 2007).[/quote]

    I’ll take a game played in Miami rain over one played in a dome any day!

  • Stoops | January 18, 2010 at 12:31 pm |

    Joe Skiba
    if you have extra balls
    I will take one!
    davstoops@yahoo.com

    please and thank you

    -Stoops

  • aflfan | January 18, 2010 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”372921″][quote comment=”372889″]In NCAA, the back judge is usually in charge of inspecting the balls prior to the game. I’ve seen guys do all sorts of things but usually it’s their initials or some letter on the stripe in black sharpie.

    Whenever I ask them what prevents someone from taking their own sharpie and marking up an “unapproved” ball the same way, I’m usually met with blank stares.[/quote]

    At Northwood University it was pretty much a trust system. We would drop off the game balls to the officials around 9am. They would chose the 7 they wanted to use and mark them. They would then carry the balls out to the field with them where we would meet up again to discuss how those officials wanted us (the ball boys) to interact with them during the game (Some will ask if they missed a call, some want us to retrieve bean bags, some want us as out of site as possible). Nearly every time when they handed us the game balls they would say something like “ok, we’ve marked them, you’re game officials they are now your responsibility.

    Then we would divvy up the balls 2 on the visitors side and 3 on the home side with one in play and one in the bag.

    (What I’m trying to say here is that…we could have cheated.)[/quote]

    Speaking of cheating. When I was at SVSU, we were in the NAIA (as were Northwood and Hillsdale at the time). The rest of the conference was NCAA II. In softball the GLIAC used Wilson softball and the NAIA used Dudley’s. In the fourth or fifth inning of a game when the ball was all scuffed up and a foul ball would go out of play we would toss a scuffed up Dudley into play.

  • David Cline | January 18, 2010 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”372877″]The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…[/quote]

    Mr. Skiba, I would love to have one, too … thanks for the offer!

  • Hott Rodd | January 18, 2010 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”372922″]”And now we can look forward to both conference championship games being played in domes. Sigh…..”

    Take heart, Paul. The Super Bowl will be played outside at Joe Robbie/Pro Player/Dolphins/Dolphin/Landshark/Dolphin Stadium in Miami, where it rained during the last Super Bowl played there (Super Bowl XLI in February 2007).[/quote]

    Wait wait.. breaking news.. it is now Sun Life Financial Stadium.. no joke.

  • Hott Rodd | January 18, 2010 at 12:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”372917″][quote comment=”372912″]I should send Paul or LI phil a dozen then have a Uniwatch contest…[/quote]

    a contest?

    guess raffles are out…

    (I KID I KID)[/quote]

    “ooh yeah that’s a good one!”

    damn I miss Czabe..

  • JTH | January 18, 2010 at 12:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”372923″][quote comment=”372922″]”And now we can look forward to both conference championship games being played in domes. Sigh…..”

    Take heart, Paul. The Super Bowl will be played outside at Joe Robbie/Pro Player/Dolphins/Dolphin/Landshark/Dolphin Stadium in Miami, where it rained during the last Super Bowl played there (Super Bowl XLI in February 2007).[/quote]

    I’ll take a game played in Miami rain over one played in a dome any day![/quote]
    Was that really only 3 years ago? It feels like decades since the Bears made the playoffs.

  • LI Phil | January 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”372929″][quote comment=”372923″]
    I’ll take a game played in Miami rain over one played in a dome any day![/quote]
    Was that really only 3 years ago? It feels like decades since the Bears made the playoffs.[/quote]

    wow…a vikings/jets super bowl played in the rain … think of the possibilities

  • Christopher | January 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm |

    Glad you noticed the Spike Lee thing. Yeah, he got soundly booed at the bar I was at. That’s just plain wrong to wear Jets gear at a NOLA/Arizona game. We get it dude, you’re from New York.

    Not trying to get political here- but one of the criticisms down here in New Orleans about Spike’s recent work is that he’s a New Yorker with no understanding of New Orleans making documentaries about what (he thinks) went down and is going down in New Orleans.

    While I understand its just a uniform, he subtly re-enforced that notion this weekend.

  • LI Phil | January 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”372931″]he’s a New Yorker with no understanding of New Orleans making documentaries about what (he thinks) went down and is going down in New Orleans.[/quote]

    don’t feel too bad

    a lot of people also think the a new yorker with no understanding of new york making documentaries about what (he thinks) went down and is going down in new york

  • Bob Loblaw | January 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”372931″]Glad you noticed the Spike Lee thing. Yeah, he got soundly booed at the bar I was at. That’s just plain wrong to wear Jets gear at a NOLA/Arizona game. We get it dude, you’re from New York.

    Not trying to get political here- but one of the criticisms down here in New Orleans about Spike’s recent work is that he’s a New Yorker with no understanding of New Orleans making documentaries about what (he thinks) went down and is going down in New Orleans.

    While I understand its just a uniform, he subtly re-enforced that notion this weekend.[/quote]

    Here! Here! Chistopher. But it has been this guy’s MO from day 1. Enjoy the ride and ignore the bandwagon that must be close to overflowing these days.

  • Hott Rodd | January 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”372932″][quote comment=”372931″]he’s a New Yorker with no understanding of New Orleans making documentaries about what (he thinks) went down and is going down in New Orleans.[/quote]

    don’t feel too bad

    a lot of people also think the a new yorker with no understanding of new york making documentaries about what (he thinks) went down and is going down in new york[/quote]

    The syntax police are coming for you Phil..

  • JTH | January 18, 2010 at 12:59 pm |

    Please stop the Spike slander. Clearly, he’s a loyal Jets fan staying true to himself. How dare any of you suggest otherwise?

  • LI Phil | January 18, 2010 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”372934″]
    The syntax police are coming for you Phil..[/quote]

    wouldn’t be the first time i placed a bad article on here

  • Jet | January 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”372935″]Please stop the Spike slander. Clearly, he’s a loyal Jets fan staying true to himself. How dare any of you suggest otherwise?[/quote]

    High five!

  • Broadway Connie | January 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”372931″]Glad you noticed the Spike Lee thing. Yeah, he got soundly booed at the bar I was at. That’s just plain wrong to wear Jets gear at a NOLA/Arizona game. We get it dude, you’re from New York.

    Not trying to get political here- but one of the criticisms down here in New Orleans about Spike’s recent work is that he’s a New Yorker with no understanding of New Orleans making documentaries about what (he thinks) went down and is going down in New Orleans.

    While I understand its just a uniform, he subtly re-enforced that notion this weekend.[/quote]

    Fair enough. Just give us the names of those New Orleans authentics who made documentaries that render Spike’s work so pitifully ill-informed.

  • JasonL | January 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”372877″]The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…[/quote]

    I would be very interested in a gameball too JasonLibes(at)gmail.com

  • Joseph Skiba | January 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm |

    Saw him right after we won the Super Bowl walked right up to him and said “Hey Mookie why did you do that to Sal’s pizzaria????” and walked away…not a fan of his…all that money he makes, BUY AN AUTHENTIC JERSEY!!!!!!

  • Christopher | January 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”372938″][quote comment=”372931″]Glad you noticed the Spike Lee thing. Yeah, he got soundly booed at the bar I was at. That’s just plain wrong to wear Jets gear at a NOLA/Arizona game. We get it dude, you’re from New York.

    Not trying to get political here- but one of the criticisms down here in New Orleans about Spike’s recent work is that he’s a New Yorker with no understanding of New Orleans making documentaries about what (he thinks) went down and is going down in New Orleans.

    While I understand its just a uniform, he subtly re-enforced that notion this weekend.[/quote]

    Fair enough. Just give us the names of those New Orleans authentics who made documentaries that render Spike’s work so pitifully ill-informed.[/quote]

    Look up “Trouble the Water” for starters.

    Hopefully this isn’t going way off topic now, but I think it is uni-related because of the “what it means to wear a team’s uniform” discussion- which is valid (I hope) to this thread.

    Not everything Spike does is bad, and he’s not 100% uninformed. However, wearing the Jets uni just re-enforced a characteristic many see in him. Sort of a dumb PR move.

  • Komet17 | January 18, 2010 at 1:14 pm |

    The banners at Qualcomm Stadium have been a regular practice at all games since the San Diego hosted its first Super Bowl in January 1989.

  • Joseph Skiba | January 18, 2010 at 1:14 pm |

    better one is when Jay Mohr was in the locker room acting like a turd and asked him when he was making the sequel to Paulie?

  • Christopher | January 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”372942″]The banners at Qualcomm Stadium have been a regular practice at all games since the San Diego hosted its first Super Bowl in January 1989.[/quote]

    Its a nice idea, but with the goofy red/yellow/blue design around them it looks like something from a shopping mall or amusement park.

  • Hott Rodd | January 18, 2010 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”372940″]Saw him right after we won the Super Bowl walked right up to him and said “Hey Mookie why did you do that to Sal’s pizzaria????” and walked away…not a fan of his…all that money he makes, BUY AN AUTHENTIC JERSEY!!!!!![/quote]

    LMAO! I love when I see people in the owner’s suites, wearing the replicas! My first thought is, c’mon spring for the Authentic, hell spring for the replithentic so it’s not so obvious!

  • Mike Engle | January 18, 2010 at 1:18 pm |

    Mr Skiba:
    If you still have a “The Duke” ball to spare, I’d love to clear some space in your equipment room.
    mbe0027 at gmail dot com
    The mailing address will follow.

    And here are my LI Phil-style predictions:
    For the AFC championship, I like the Super Bowl III finalist. As for the NFC, give me the indoor team that used to employ Archie Manning.
    (No, Phil, that’s not an insult, but a tribute to last year.)

  • Mark K | January 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”372921″][quote comment=”372889″]In NCAA, the back judge is usually in charge of inspecting the balls prior to the game. I’ve seen guys do all sorts of things but usually it’s their initials or some letter on the stripe in black sharpie.

    Whenever I ask them what prevents someone from taking their own sharpie and marking up an “unapproved” ball the same way, I’m usually met with blank stares.[/quote]

    At Northwood University it was pretty much a trust system. We would drop off the game balls to the officials around 9am. They would chose the 7 they wanted to use and mark them. They would then carry the balls out to the field with them where we would meet up again to discuss how those officials wanted us (the ball boys) to interact with them during the game (Some will ask if they missed a call, some want us to retrieve bean bags, some want us as out of site as possible). Nearly every time when they handed us the game balls they would say something like “ok, we’ve marked them, you’re game officials they are now your responsibility.

    Then we would divvy up the balls 2 on the visitors side and 3 on the home side with one in play and one in the bag.

    (What I’m trying to say here is that…we could have cheated.)[/quote]
    Yep- and that’s basically the deal anywhere. That’s why I tell the umpire to toss out anything that comes in and doesn’t seem right- mark or no mark.

  • Komet17 | January 18, 2010 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”372942″]The banners at Qualcomm Stadium have been a regular practice at all games since the San Diego hosted its first Super Bowl in January 1989.[/quote]

    Whoops, make that January 1988…

  • Geeman | January 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”372942″]The banners at Qualcomm Stadium have been a regular practice at all games since the San Diego hosted its first Super Bowl in January 1989.[/quote]

    You mean 1998? The ’89 game was played in Miami.

  • sprint45 | January 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm |

    I actually like the new BP caps, with the exception of the backs. They are not nearly as bad as y’all are making them out to be.

  • luke h | January 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”372950″]I actually like the new BP caps, with the exception of the backs. They are not nearly as bad as y’all are making them out to be.[/quote]
    I only like a few, the Reds, Dodgers, Tigers, and the baby blue Rays.

  • pflava | January 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm |

    San Diego hosted it’s first Super Bowl in January of 1988 – Washington – Denver.

  • Jeremy | January 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm |

    West Bromwich Albion (English soccer club) will wear special Haiti relief logo on their jerseys today. http://news.bbc.co.u...

  • Jeremy | January 18, 2010 at 1:43 pm |

    just saw this (Thanks Mao!) http://maofootball.w...
    A big uni-news day for the Midlands. What’s next-Wolves to get rid of amber as team color?

  • Jeremy Brahm | January 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”372953″]West Bromwich Albion (English soccer club) will wear special Haiti relief logo on their jerseys today. http://news.bbc.co.u...

    Here’s what it looks like.

    http://www.wba.co.uk...,,10366~1935307,00.html

  • LI Phil | January 18, 2010 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”372946″]
    And here are my LI Phil-style predictions:
    For the AFC championship, I like the Super Bowl III finalist. As for the NFC, give me the indoor team that used to employ Archie Manning.
    (No, Phil, that’s not an insult, but a tribute to last year.)[/quote]

    the afc representative is going to be a difficult call (uni-wise)…seriously…and no matter who represents, they’re hands down the team for the big game

    otoh…i’ll be rooting for the vikes, but im gonna pick the laundry…in which case it’s da who dats

  • Jeremy | January 18, 2010 at 2:03 pm |

    Paul is that Umbro logo creep at the bottom of the Candela website? http://candelastruct...
    http://www.wba.co.uk...,,10366~1935307,00.html

  • Ricko | January 18, 2010 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”372956″][quote comment=”372946″]
    And here are my LI Phil-style predictions:
    For the AFC championship, I like the Super Bowl III finalist. As for the NFC, give me the indoor team that used to employ Archie Manning.
    (No, Phil, that’s not an insult, but a tribute to last year.)[/quote]

    the afc representative is going to be a difficult call (uni-wise)…seriously…and no matter who represents, they’re hands down the team for the big game

    otoh…i’ll be rooting for the vikes, but im gonna pick the laundry…in which case it’s da who dats[/quote]

    Hmmm, just realized we have the NFL’s only one-color-and-white teams in the AFC game.

    And the Jets’ unis originally were designed as largely a green-and-white version of the Colts’…because Weeb Ewbank had been hired to coach them. Including, in that first year as the “Jets”, a single green stripe on the helmet (with the green aircraft logo).

    —Ricko

  • matt in cleveland | January 18, 2010 at 2:11 pm |

    few things…
    nice stuff on the unique stadiums too bad that soccer is played in them…lol..
    also with the economy it was nice of the nba to buy the allstar unis at walmart…
    am now a bigtime jets fan they play tressel ball and lets all prey that its saints jets superbowl, for the simple fact that 2weeks of farve vs. manning hype be too much to stomach

  • DenverGregg | January 18, 2010 at 2:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”372942″]The banners at Qualcomm Stadium have been a regular practice at all games since the San Diego hosted its first Super Bowl in January 1989.[/quote]
    I thought the designs of the banners got changed out in 1998, with the trim on the new banners echoing the SB XXXII logo. Seems like the banners in the earlier 90s didn’t have the red/blue/yellow “frames”.

  • Traxel | January 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”372945″][quote comment=”372940″]Saw him right after we won the Super Bowl walked right up to him and said “Hey Mookie why did you do that to Sal’s pizzaria????” and walked away…not a fan of his…all that money he makes, BUY AN AUTHENTIC JERSEY!!!!!![/quote]

    LMAO! I love when I see people in the owner’s suites, wearing the replicas! My first thought is, c’mon spring for the Authentic, hell spring for the replithentic so it’s not so obvious![/quote]
    I’d love to see a DIY in the owner’s box.

    Colt Jets needs to be on a field in the mud somewhere.

    Now, if we can only talk the Saints and Vikes into wearing throwbacks on Sunday….

  • JimV19 | January 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”372877″]The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…[/quote]

    How about an extra holder? http://www.prokicker...
    I have footballs but I’d love a good holder. I made one out of an L-bracket and a soup strainer covered in duct tape, but it’s only good for nerf footballs. It looks a bit like a Klingon bird of prey if any Trekkies would like it.

  • Ricko | January 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”372959″]few things…
    nice stuff on the unique stadiums too bad that soccer is played in them…lol..
    also with the economy it was nice of the nba to buy the allstar unis at walmart…
    am now a bigtime jets fan they play tressel ball and lets all prey that its saints jets superbowl, for the simple fact that 2weeks of farve vs. manning hype be too much to stomach[/quote]

    I dunno, for lovers of football without a dog in the fight (and despite the talking heads beating it to death), the notion of arguably the two greatest line-of-scrimmage tacticians ever playing against each other is pretty good TV.

    But this year there’s a helluva storyline in whatever the matchup turns out to be.
    To name just a few…
    Rookie QB, rookie coach and longshot in Super Bowl.
    Manning (“rested” issue and all) under a first-year coach.
    Saints and entire city of New Orleans loving their first ever Super Bowl.
    Can Favre actually do what he came back to do?

    Been a long time since such intriguing stuff attached to all four teams.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko

  • Hott Rodd | January 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”372963″][quote comment=”372959″]few things…
    nice stuff on the unique stadiums too bad that soccer is played in them…lol..
    also with the economy it was nice of the nba to buy the allstar unis at walmart…
    am now a bigtime jets fan they play tressel ball and lets all prey that its saints jets superbowl, for the simple fact that 2weeks of farve vs. manning hype be too much to stomach[/quote]

    I dunno, for lovers of football without a dog in the fight (and despite the talking heads beating it to death), the notion of arguably the two greatest line-of-scrimmage tacticians ever playing against each other is pretty good TV.

    But this year there’s a helluva storyline in whatever the matchup turns out to be.
    To name just a few…
    Rookie QB, rookie coach and longshot in Super Bowl.
    Manning (“rested” issue and all) under a first-year coach.
    Saints and entire city of New Orleans loving their first ever Super Bowl.
    Can Favre actually do what he came back to do?

    Been a long time since such intriguing stuff attached to all four teams.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Kid, I’ve gotta tell ya. If this uniwatcher business doesn’t work out, boy have you got a future in marketing!

  • matt in cleveland | January 18, 2010 at 2:33 pm |

    everyone is tired of manning and farve and 2 weeks of hype way too much. however…
    the jets, their coach and not just the rookie qb are the story that media day where they are allowed to talk would be nice.
    the entire city of new orleans deserves a superbowl.
    in uni notes i cannot way to see the abortion reebok does to the probowl unis not like anyone watches it anyways…

  • JimV19 | January 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm |

    That weird stadium site was great! I’d love to play at the Faroe Islands stadium: http://3.bp.blogspot...

    It would be nice to see some weird stadia in the US, instead of the same HOK-designed parks. They’re nice mind you, but there are so many of them now. Mix it up a bit.

    Could you imagine if the Browns or Bears tried this on Lake Erie and Lake Michigan? http://3.bp.blogspot...

  • Ricko | January 18, 2010 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”372964″][quote comment=”372963″][quote comment=”372959″]few things…
    nice stuff on the unique stadiums too bad that soccer is played in them…lol..
    also with the economy it was nice of the nba to buy the allstar unis at walmart…
    am now a bigtime jets fan they play tressel ball and lets all prey that its saints jets superbowl, for the simple fact that 2weeks of farve vs. manning hype be too much to stomach[/quote]

    I dunno, for lovers of football without a dog in the fight (and despite the talking heads beating it to death), the notion of arguably the two greatest line-of-scrimmage tacticians ever playing against each other is pretty good TV.

    But this year there’s a helluva storyline in whatever the matchup turns out to be.
    To name just a few…
    Rookie QB, rookie coach and longshot in Super Bowl.
    Manning (“rested” issue and all) under a first-year coach.
    Saints and entire city of New Orleans loving their first ever Super Bowl.
    Can Favre actually do what he came back to do?

    Been a long time since such intriguing stuff attached to all four teams.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Kid, I’ve gotta tell ya. If this uniwatcher business doesn’t work out, boy have you got a future in marketing![/quote]

    Indeed. My head is still spinning at the thought of a
    “Win One of Skeebz’ Giant Balls!” Contest.

    —Ricko

  • Hott Rodd | January 18, 2010 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”372967″][quote comment=”372964″][quote comment=”372963″][quote comment=”372959″]few things…
    nice stuff on the unique stadiums too bad that soccer is played in them…lol..
    also with the economy it was nice of the nba to buy the allstar unis at walmart…
    am now a bigtime jets fan they play tressel ball and lets all prey that its saints jets superbowl, for the simple fact that 2weeks of farve vs. manning hype be too much to stomach[/quote]

    I dunno, for lovers of football without a dog in the fight (and despite the talking heads beating it to death), the notion of arguably the two greatest line-of-scrimmage tacticians ever playing against each other is pretty good TV.

    But this year there’s a helluva storyline in whatever the matchup turns out to be.
    To name just a few…
    Rookie QB, rookie coach and longshot in Super Bowl.
    Manning (“rested” issue and all) under a first-year coach.
    Saints and entire city of New Orleans loving their first ever Super Bowl.
    Can Favre actually do what he came back to do?

    Been a long time since such intriguing stuff attached to all four teams.

    —Ricko

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Kid, I’ve gotta tell ya. If this uniwatcher business doesn’t work out, boy have you got a future in marketing![/quote]

    Indeed. My head is still spinning at the thought of a
    “Win One of Skeebz’ Giant Balls!” Contest.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I called firstys! yeah skeebz’ giant balls is gonna be great!

  • Hott Rodd | January 18, 2010 at 2:37 pm |

    phil,

    so the email I use to enter comments, I check like once a month or so. so I just got an email you sent me back at the beginning of dec, with the romo in seattle pic. i just cried a little.

  • JTH | January 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”372964″]
    Been a long time since such intriguing stuff attached to all four teams.
    [/quote]
    As I was saying, SB XLI sure does seem like it was a long time ago.

    The 4 teams in the conference championship games –

    Patriots: can they add to their dynasty?
    Saints: first trip to the Super Bowl?
    Bears/Colts: First time for a black head coach in the Super Bowl? (Colts get bonus points for the Peyton Manning aspect.)

  • LI Phil | January 18, 2010 at 2:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”372965″]everyone is tired of manning and farve and 2 weeks of hype way too much. [/quote]

    please don’t speak for ‘everyone’

    but any one of the four teams would have a compelling storyline…honestly, having favre in there would probably guarantee he hangs the cleats up for good, win or lose

  • JimV19 | January 18, 2010 at 2:41 pm |

    NFL banners at Super Bowl 22, in 1988:
    http://media3.washin...

    And at SB 32: http://farm2.static....

  • Giancarlo | January 18, 2010 at 2:42 pm |

    If Spike Lee had worn a Saints jersey you’d be calling him a bandwagon-jumper, so I don’t see how he can win, unless he did the unprecedented & wore normal clothes.

    Speaking of doormen uniforms Paul Fussell had some funny things to say about that topic & about work uniforms of all kinds in his book Uniforms, which I recommend to every uni-watcher out there.
    http://www.amazon.co...

  • JimV19 | January 18, 2010 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”372971″]honestly, having favre in there would probably guarantee he hangs the cleats up for good, win or lose[/quote]

    Maybe not. He won one with Green Bay – maybe he’d look to win two for Minnesota.

    Maybe he’ll take a year off to play minor league ball, then come back and change his number…nah, no one would ever do something like that…

  • JTH | January 18, 2010 at 2:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”372970″][quote comment=”372964″]
    Been a long time since such intriguing stuff attached to all four teams.
    [/quote]
    As I was saying, SB XLI sure does seem like it was a long time ago.

    The 4 teams in the conference championship games –

    Patriots: can they add to their dynasty?
    Saints: first trip to the Super Bowl?
    Bears/Colts: First time for a black head coach in the Super Bowl? (Colts get bonus points for the Peyton Manning aspect.)[/quote]
    Oops. I left the wrong quote tag in there.

  • Geeman | January 18, 2010 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”372949″][quote comment=”372942″]The banners at Qualcomm Stadium have been a regular practice at all games since the San Diego hosted its first Super Bowl in January 1989.[/quote]

    You mean 1998? The ’89 game was played in Miami.[/quote]

    Or could have been 1988.

  • =bg= | January 18, 2010 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”372927″][quote comment=”372922″]”And now we can look forward to both conference championship games being played in domes. Sigh…..”

    Take heart, Paul. The Super Bowl will be played outside at Joe Robbie/Pro Player/Dolphins/Dolphin/Landshark/Dolphin Stadium in Miami, where it rained during the last Super Bowl played there (Super Bowl XLI in February 2007).[/quote]

    Wait wait.. breaking news.. it is now Sun Life Financial Stadium.. no joke.[/quote]

    Yup, Welcome to Sun Financial Stadium!
    http://profootballta...

  • DenverGregg | January 18, 2010 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”372972″]NFL banners at Super Bowl 22, in 1988:
    http://media3.washin...

    And at SB 32: http://farm2.static....
    Thanks, Jim. The older ones had the lozenge design and, IIRC, were framed in the colors of the respective teams rather than the SBXXXII colors.

  • Kek | January 18, 2010 at 2:54 pm |

    I’m kind of indifferent on Spike Lee (he’s done some great work, but I’ve disagreed with other things) but bandwagon jumper? Well, I think staying loyal to the Knicks all these years..i’ll give him a pass if he sports a jets and giants jersey at different times.

    rodd, i’ve emailed czabe a few times begging for him to have solly put up a soundboard with all the drops they did on the show.

    A few of my favorites (aside from the one you mentioned):
    THAAAT was a cheap shot
    tastes like all meat
    YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE
    racist (in the speak and spell voice)

    damn i miss that show (and it looks like KLAC took down all the podcast archives)

  • Hott Rodd | January 18, 2010 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”372969″]phil,

    so the email I use to enter comments, I check like once a month or so. so I just got an email you sent me back at the beginning of dec, with the romo in seattle pic. i just cried a little.[/quote]

    so I actually looked at the pic just now, and it’s not the one I thought it was. The pic you sent is actually pretty funny.

  • Hott Rodd | January 18, 2010 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”372979″]I’m kind of indifferent on Spike Lee (he’s done some great work, but I’ve disagreed with other things) but bandwagon jumper? Well, I think staying loyal to the Knicks all these years..i’ll give him a pass if he sports a jets and giants jersey at different times.

    rodd, i’ve emailed czabe a few times begging for him to have solly put up a soundboard with all the drops they did on the show.

    A few of my favorites (aside from the one you mentioned):
    THAAAT was a cheap shot
    tastes like all meat
    YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE
    racist (in the speak and spell voice)

    damn i miss that show (and it looks like KLAC took down all the podcast archives)[/quote]

    If you have facebook, he has a page, and i think there is a link to a 15 min daily czabecast that they are doing.(may be able to get to it through czabe.com) As technically inclined as I am, podcasts are beyond me. And I don’t have an ipod, and i dunno if any of it works on my droid. but if you look into it lemme know how it is.

  • JimV19 | January 18, 2010 at 3:04 pm |

    Paul Lukas said:
    “Kinda weird to show up in another team’s attire, no?”

    I do that all the time. One that sticks out in my mind was when I saw the Indians play an interleague game. I didn’t have a good Pirates hat at the time, and it was too hot to wear my Stargell jersey, so I wore a blue Padres shirt and a Mets hat to show support for the National league.

    If I’m at a game where I have no rooting interest, I wear whatever team shirt I feel like, even if it’s the wrong sport.

  • Rob | January 18, 2010 at 3:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”372903″][quote comment=”372897″][quote comment=”372885″][quote comment=”372877″]The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…[/quote]

    Is that a serious offer Joe? Because i’ll take you up on it in a heartbeat.[/quote]

    Ummmm… yeah. Me too please.[/quote]
    same here, count me in[/quote]

    COUNT ME IN ;)

  • Johnny O | January 18, 2010 at 3:22 pm |

    Brett Favre doing “Pants on da ground”

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

  • Jonathan Sluss | January 18, 2010 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”372859″]Ovie wearing the “A” in this commercial, now wears the “C”. Just sayin..

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

    Great feature about the weird stadia.[/quote]

    Because former captain Chris Clark was traded probably after the commercial was made.

  • Mike Miller | January 18, 2010 at 3:30 pm |

    So, if I buy the blank Spirits of St. Louis checks…do I get the 4/7 of an NBA television revenue share that the former owners of the Spirits are still receiving (and will for as long as the NBA exists)?

  • leon | January 18, 2010 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”372976″][quote comment=”372949″][quote comment=”372942″]The banners at Qualcomm Stadium have been a regular practice at all games since the San Diego hosted its first Super Bowl in January 1989.[/quote]

    You mean 1998? The ’89 game was played in Miami.[/quote]

    Or could have been 1988.[/quote]

    Good times, despite Dierdorf’s early attempts to kill our buzz.

  • leon | January 18, 2010 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”372985″][quote comment=”372859″]Ovie wearing the “A” in this commercial, now wears the “C”. Just sayin..

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

    Great feature about the weird stadia.[/quote]

    Because former captain Chris Clark was traded probably after the commercial was made.[/quote]

    I know…was just bragging on my minutiae spotting abilities. …just sayin’

  • LI Phil | January 18, 2010 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”372982″] I wore a blue Padres shirt and a Mets hat to show support for the National league.[/quote]

    jose offerman would like a word with you

  • Ry Co 40 | January 18, 2010 at 4:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”372982″]Paul Lukas said:
    “Kinda weird to show up in another team’s attire, no?”

    I do that all the time. One that sticks out in my mind was when I saw the Indians play an interleague game. I didn’t have a good Pirates hat at the time, and it was too hot to wear my Stargell jersey, so I wore a blue Padres shirt and a Mets hat to show support for the National league.

    If I’m at a game where I have no rooting interest, I wear whatever team shirt I feel like, even if it’s the wrong sport.[/quote]

    ha! i was at a yankees-orioles game in balt. wearing my pirates jersey a few years back. took me till about the 3rd inning to realize we actually beat both teams in the world series (WAY before my time).

  • LI Phil | January 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”372990″][quote comment=”372982″]Paul Lukas said:
    “Kinda weird to show up in another team’s attire, no?”

    I do that all the time. One that sticks out in my mind was when I saw the Indians play an interleague game. I didn’t have a good Pirates hat at the time, and it was too hot to wear my Stargell jersey, so I wore a blue Padres shirt and a Mets hat to show support for the National league.

    If I’m at a game where I have no rooting interest, I wear whatever team shirt I feel like, even if it’s the wrong sport.[/quote]

    ha! i was at a yankees-orioles game in balt. wearing my pirates jersey a few years back. took me till about the 3rd inning to realize we actually beat both teams in the world series (WAY before my time).[/quote]

    and you were wearing your maz jersey too

  • Jeff P | January 18, 2010 at 4:11 pm |

    I hate to chime in with just this, but I too would be interested in having an NFL game ball. If they haven’t all been claimed, and if you decide to give them out rather then raffle ‘em off, that is.

    Oh, and could I have this one?

    Yes, I now that one is probably in Canton now…

  • Kaptain K | January 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”372880″][quote comment=”372872″]
    I remember when my brother and I made my Dad paint a blank black mask into a Marty Brodeur devils mask…

    http://cdn.nhl.com/i...

    …it took him a couple months or so, but it held up awesome during roller hockey games and I still have it somewhere. I always liked the simplicity of that old mask, I believe he has moved on to more complicated designs.[/quote]

    Yeah, that is a great looking mask; had season tickets to an Eastern Conference team and had the privilege of seeing Marty B. working his craft… one word: spectacular.

    I’m pretty sure Brodeur wore that mask up until maybe last season? After having full season tickets for 8 years, I split half a season last year and didn’t get any this year, so I could be wrong; that mask always stood out though and always reminded me of this:

    http://upload.wikime...

    Yeah, I watched too much tv growing up.

  • Ricko | January 18, 2010 at 4:30 pm |

    ABOUT HOCKEY GOALIE MASKS…

    Howcum nobody complains about flamboyant, individually designed masks (with or without team logos) being “Look at Me”?

    But if a wide receiver puts white tape on black shoes he’s a self-absorbed attention whore?

    Not against the masks, or looking to debate, just wondering about different mindsets for different sports is all.

    –Ricko

  • Joel | January 18, 2010 at 4:40 pm |

    I don’t know if anyone has covered this or not but what is with the NBA this year and the shoes players wear…i thought when your the home team and u wear white shoes at home everyone is supposed to wear white shoes and likewise with black shoes for road uniforms, but this year players are wearing black and colored shoes at home

    does this bother anyone else?

  • JimWa | January 18, 2010 at 4:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”372994″]ABOUT HOCKEY GOALIE MASKS…

    Howcum nobody complains about flamboyant, individually designed masks (with or without team logos) being “Look at Me”?

    But if a wide receiver puts white tape on black shoes he’s a self-absorbed attention whore?

    Not against the masks, or looking to debate, just wondering about different mindsets for different sports is all.

    –Ricko[/quote]

    It’s the same way that we ask our MLB uniform designs to be clean, plain, and consistent, yet get our panties all ruffled when other leagues set up a (audible gasp) template to ensure consistency amongst their teams.

    We’re consistent(ly inconsistent).

  • Chris WDE | January 18, 2010 at 4:59 pm |

    Auburn vs Kentucky color on color

    http://auburntigers....

  • rpm | January 18, 2010 at 5:02 pm |

    ‘sota gathering:

    i don’t know if anybody clicked on the “box cover” shot that paul posted today, but one thing i enjoy doing when it comes to playing a game or whatnot is take the olde school box cover shot. you know, the one where they have the kids playing with whatever toy, and they are having waaaaay more fun, or at least it appears more exciting, then when you played with the toy. that is what i did with the croquet set. wouldn’t you buy that set if you had the choice betwixt sets? the participants are having sooo much fun, look at the drama as he sets up his winning shot.

    here is another example of a box cover i did for an my first ever table hockey game i made from the ground up(10ish years ago). i cut the players out of steel for the o6 teams, and then applied the illos i made of actual 50’s mid 60’s players. yada yada. anyway, to commemorate the finish of the game i had some friends and co~workers over, and we had a tourney. my brother has his hand in the air, and the painter who turned me on to uniwatch int he first place a few years ago is at the far left. yada yada. it was good times even though i(toronto) came in third.

    okay, now to my point. on top of other shots that i would love to have the opportunity to set up this weekend, i really want to make a “box cover” for uniwatch:the home game. what would that entail? i have some ideas, but a good box cover shot also needs right proper participation/ad~libbing by the people in the shot. so if you are going to be in the sota, and want to be a part of the shot, start practicing your exaggerated excited/horrified looks that someone might use in a home version of the watch in the mirror.

    here is something to think about…never break the 4th wall! the clown at right in the shot i posted above refused to do that, think of how much better it would have been had he played along right proper. i also ruined that one because i couldn’t stop laughing at people screaming, but it was the best one of everyone else, so i used it anyway. but stay in character, you have to have commitment to a bit. there is a person not actively participating in today’s posted shot tool. again, there was no commitment to the bit, no good.

    that’s it, just something for you to ponder ahead of time if you are going to the gathering, and want to participate.

  • rpm | January 18, 2010 at 5:05 pm |

    oops, too, not tool, he wasn’t a tool, my finger must have hit both keys.

  • JoeS | January 18, 2010 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”372877″]The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…[/quote]
    Put me on the list too! I’d be happy to pay for shipping if you do decide to send any out (as I’m sure anyone would).

    joe.schmeltzer(at)gmail.com

  • Lincoln | January 18, 2010 at 5:10 pm |

    Interesting Denver helmet. Not sure if it legit, but looks nice.

    http://www.milehighr...

  • Teebz | January 18, 2010 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”372994″]ABOUT HOCKEY GOALIE MASKS…

    Howcum nobody complains about flamboyant, individually designed masks (with or without team logos) being “Look at Me”?

    But if a wide receiver puts white tape on black shoes he’s a self-absorbed attention whore?

    Not against the masks, or looking to debate, just wondering about different mindsets for different sports is all.

    –Ricko[/quote]

    Because if you’re brave/dumb enough to stand in front a 22-calibre bullet, you can do pretty much whatever you want.

    BTW, there have been studies at universities that have shown that a hockey puck traveling at 100mph from 40′ away has the same force as a 22-calibre bullet.

  • JTH | January 18, 2010 at 5:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”372999″]oops, too, not tool, he wasn’t a tool, my finger must have hit both keys.[/quote]
    “There are no accidents.”

    — Master Oogway

  • Turc91 | January 18, 2010 at 5:24 pm |

    The goalie for the pens was wearing Fluery’s pads as his pads from the whl were not legal for the nhl,same graphic and color scheme as fleury

  • rpm | January 18, 2010 at 5:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”373003″][quote comment=”372999″]oops, too, not tool, he wasn’t a tool, my finger must have hit both keys.[/quote]
    “There are no accidents.”

    — Master Oogway[/quote]
    yeah, well, look at the position of the o and l on your keyboard, but i would normally agree.

  • Jim BC | January 18, 2010 at 5:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”372994″]ABOUT HOCKEY GOALIE MASKS…

    Howcum nobody complains about flamboyant, individually designed masks (with or without team logos) being “Look at Me”?

    But if a wide receiver puts white tape on black shoes he’s a self-absorbed attention whore?

    Not against the masks, or looking to debate, just wondering about different mindsets for different sports is all.

    –Ricko[/quote]
    I think because goalies are a different breed… trust me, I would NEVER want to be a goalie, so they can show up wearing whatever they want, just as long as they show up, cuz if they didn’t, that would mean I might be asked to fill in… so I don’t have a problem with the masks…

  • LI Phil | January 18, 2010 at 5:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”372994″]ABOUT HOCKEY GOALIE MASKS…

    Howcum nobody complains about flamboyant, individually designed masks (with or without team logos) being “Look at Me”?

    But if a wide receiver puts white tape on black shoes he’s a self-absorbed attention whore?

    Not against the masks, or looking to debate, just wondering about different mindsets for different sports is all.

    –Ricko[/quote]

    i had this very argument with teebowski aboot 2-3 months ago…guess which side i take

    /anyway — roberto: our jesus got a haircut yesterday…so we may need a wig for ‘the shot’ ~~ just sayin’

  • rpm | January 18, 2010 at 5:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”373007″][quote comment=”372994″]ABOUT HOCKEY GOALIE MASKS…

    Howcum nobody complains about flamboyant, individually designed masks (with or without team logos) being “Look at Me”?

    But if a wide receiver puts white tape on black shoes he’s a self-absorbed attention whore?

    Not against the masks, or looking to debate, just wondering about different mindsets for different sports is all.

    –Ricko[/quote]

    i had this very argument with teebowski aboot 2-3 months ago…guess which side i take

    /anyway — roberto: our jesus got a haircut yesterday…so we may need a wig for ‘the shot’ ~~ just sayin'[/quote]

    it is the character of the man, not his look that makes him who he is.

  • Curtis | January 18, 2010 at 5:44 pm |

    Not only will both championship games be played indoors, but the entire NFC tilt this playoff season has been as well. For that matter, each of the NFC division champions played in an enclosed/enclosable stadium, with only the wild card winners playing outdoors.

  • mtjaws | January 18, 2010 at 5:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”373000″][quote comment=”372877″]The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…[/quote]
    Put me on the list too! I’d be happy to pay for shipping if you do decide to send any out (as I’m sure anyone would).
    [/quote]

    I’m interested too, should you be willing to share.

    mtjaworski(at)hotmail(dot)com

    And RPM’s “box cover” photos are pretty awesome. Yet another great/creative idea.

  • LI Phil | January 18, 2010 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”373008″]
    it is the character of the man, not his look that makes him who he is.[/quote]

    true dat…and our jesus is quite a character

  • rpm | January 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”373011″][quote comment=”373008″]
    it is the character of the man, not his look that makes him who he is.[/quote]

    true dat…and our jesus is quite a character[/quote]

    let’s not think of the character as jesus as much he is the central figure to the topic.

  • rpm | January 18, 2010 at 5:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”373012″][quote comment=”373011″][quote comment=”373008″]
    it is the character of the man, not his look that makes him who he is.[/quote]

    true dat…and our jesus is quite a character[/quote]

    let’s not think of the character as jesus as much he is the central figure to the topic.[/quote]

    no, not “central” figure, there would be a strong argument for someone else on that. but he is the teacher, the keeper of the knowledge that we look to

  • LI Phil | January 18, 2010 at 5:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”373013″]no, not “central” figure, there would be a strong argument for someone else on that. but he is the teacher, the keeper of the knowledge that we look to[/quote]

    perhaps…dare we say…the father figure of all that we hold holy?

  • rpm | January 18, 2010 at 6:03 pm |

    father figure yes, shepherd yes. holy, not so much.

  • Jonathan | January 18, 2010 at 6:36 pm |

    Does anyone have any sort of insiders’ perspective on the various designs of the MLB batting practice caps? I understand they want to sell more stuff. Why not make an alternate version of a 5950 cap for each team to wear during spring training? I’m sure they would sell a whole lot more of those than these wierd BP caps…

  • JimV19 | January 18, 2010 at 6:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”372998″]i don’t know if anybody clicked on the “box cover” shot that paul posted today, but one thing i enjoy doing when it comes to playing a game or whatnot is take the olde school box cover shot. you know, the one where they have the kids playing with whatever toy, and they are having waaaaay more fun, or at least it appears more exciting, then when you played with the toy.[/quote]

    I did notice that and I loved it. It made me think of some old games where I’d seen that before. Games like…

    this: http://codex99.com/d...

    or this: http://computer-vet....

    or this: http://www.soccerint...

  • Paul Lukas | January 18, 2010 at 6:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”372998″]i really want to make a “box cover” for uniwatch:the home game.[/quote]

    That’s aces by me, as long as you remember that “Uni Watch” is two words, both capped, no hyphen.

    As for Spike Lee, his real role in uni history is that he’s responsible for New Era making fashion team caps in non-team colors. Spike asked for a red Yankees cap years ago, wore it to a game and was shown on teevee, and the rest is very bad baseball cap history. So the next time you see someone in a lime green Tigers cap or a yellow Twins cap, blame Spike.

    I still like She’s Gotta Have It, Jungle Fever, Malcolm X, and (to a lesser extent) Summer of Sam, though.

  • rpm | January 18, 2010 at 6:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”373017″][quote comment=”372998″]i don’t know if anybody clicked on the “box cover” shot that paul posted today, but one thing i enjoy doing when it comes to playing a game or whatnot is take the olde school box cover shot. you know, the one where they have the kids playing with whatever toy, and they are having waaaaay more fun, or at least it appears more exciting, then when you played with the toy.[/quote]

    I did notice that and I loved it. It made me think of some old games where I’d seen that before. Games like…

    this: http://codex99.com/d...

    or this: http://computer-vet....

    or this: http://www.soccerint...

    oh snap! the finger football is exactly what i was talking about, look at that real soccer action! the thrill of victory! the agony of defeat! and that twister box is going to be the template i clean up to make uniwatch:the home game. perrrrrfect mothervilker, thanks.

  • LI Phil | January 18, 2010 at 7:02 pm |

    ok…you guys all know i miss the fighting in hawkey…but even i can appreciate this:

    check this shit oot

  • rpm | January 18, 2010 at 7:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”373018″][quote comment=”372998″]i really want to make a “box cover” for uniwatch:the home game.[/quote]

    That’s aces by me, as long as you remember that “Uni Watch” is two words, both capped, no hyphen.
    [/quote]

    i will write it right proper on the “box”, golly. i know it’s two words, but when i refer to the site, as opposed to the column, i type it as one word like you do in the toolbar. i will endeavor to be more accurate in the future.

  • JimV19 | January 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”373020″]ok…you guys all know i miss the fighting in hawkey…but even i can appreciate this:

    check this shit oot[/quote]

    THAT is what hockey should be all aboot! I’d heard of that play, but didn’t see it until now.

    Like how they called it the Cialis highlight of the night. As if you need any medication after seeing that great play…

  • Paul Lukas | January 18, 2010 at 7:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”373021″][quote comment=”373018″][quote comment=”372998″]i really want to make a “box cover” for uniwatch:the home game.[/quote]

    That’s aces by me, as long as you remember that “Uni Watch” is two words, both capped, no hyphen.
    [/quote]

    i will write it right proper on the “box”, golly. i know it’s two words, but when i refer to the site, as opposed to the column, i type it as one word like you do in the toolbar. i will endeavor to be more accurate in the future.[/quote]

    I know of nobody who can deploy the term “right proper” as elegantly — indeed, as right properly — as Mr. RPM. His linguistic talents are exceeded only by his artistic skills.

  • JTH | January 18, 2010 at 7:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”373005″][quote comment=”373003″][quote comment=”372999″]oops, too, not tool, he wasn’t a tool, my finger must have hit both keys.[/quote]
    “There are no accidents.”

    — Master Oogway[/quote]
    yeah, well, look at the position of the o and l on your keyboard, but i would normally agree.[/quote]
    You questioning the Master?

  • rpm | January 18, 2010 at 7:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”373023″][quote comment=”373021″][quote comment=”373018″][quote comment=”372998″]

    I know of nobody who can deploy the term “right proper” as elegantly — indeed, as right properly — as Mr. RPM. His linguistic talents are exceeded only by his artistic skills.[/quote]

    are you giving me the roofus~goofus here?
    shit, i have to go ref a couple hockey games. have fun playing the online version of the uNI wATCH game everybody! see, i can change.

  • rpm | January 18, 2010 at 7:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”373025″][quote comment=”373023″][quote comment=”373021″][quote comment=”373018″][quote comment=”372998″]

    I know of nobody who can deploy the term “right proper” as elegantly — indeed, as right properly — as Mr. RPM. His linguistic talents are exceeded only by his artistic skills.[/quote]

    are you giving me the roofus~goofus here?
    shit, i have to go ref a couple hockey games. have fun playing the online version of the uNI wATCH game everybody! see, i can change.[/quote]

    sheeeet. put my jacket on and grabbed my gear, then remembered, i was going to run for 11th ward alderman under the slogan “i can change”. i really need to find my campain buttons, i never cracked myself up so dang much.

  • Hott Rodd | January 18, 2010 at 8:12 pm |

    So, uh, was the any resolution as to Skeebz’ Giant Balls?

  • Ricko | January 18, 2010 at 8:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”373013″][quote comment=”373012″][quote comment=”373011″][quote comment=”373008″]
    it is the character of the man, not his look that makes him who he is.[/quote]

    true dat…and our jesus is quite a character[/quote]

    let’s not think of the character as jesus as much he is the central figure to the topic.[/quote]

    no, not “central” figure, there would be a strong argument for someone else on that. but he is the teacher, the keeper of the knowledge that we look to[/quote]

    Thinking a short green one he was.
    With humped back of Joe Willie.
    Ears long and pointed they were.

    (Of course, he DID turn out to be about the baddest ass in the galaxy).

    —Ricko

  • Thomas Clark | January 18, 2010 at 8:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”373020″]ok…you guys all know i miss the fighting in hawkey…but even i can appreciate this:

    check this shit oot[/quote]

    As a hockey coach my first reaction to that goal was “Take the (expletive) body!” Great goal, great puck control, terrible defense. No one body’s (bodies?) up properly anymore.

  • TC Mark | January 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”372965″]everyone is tired of manning and farve and 2 weeks of hype way too much. however…
    the jets, their coach and not just the rookie qb are the story that media day where they are allowed to talk would be nice.
    the entire city of new orleans deserves a superbowl.
    in uni notes i cannot way to see the abortion reebok does to the probowl unis not like anyone watches it anyways…[/quote]

    Agree totally with LI Phil (#126) – please don’t speak for “everyone” until you’ve checked with all of us.

    And why does “the entire city of new orleans deserve(s) a superbowl.”? Yes they suffered through a horrendous natural disaster and the aftermath. What does that have to do with a Super Bowl? And the city of New Orleans “gets” a Super Bowl about…what…every 4-5 years?

  • Paul Lukas | January 18, 2010 at 9:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”373027″]So, uh, was the any resolution as to Skeebz’ Giant Balls?[/quote]

    Joe sez he’s gonna send me a box o’ balls. Phil and I are contemplating the best way to distribute them. Stay tuned.

  • Thomas Clark | January 18, 2010 at 9:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”373031″][quote comment=”373027″]So, uh, was the any resolution as to Skeebz’ Giant Balls?[/quote]

    Joe sez he’s gonna send me a box o’ balls. Phil and I are contemplating the best way to distribute them. Stay tuned.[/quote]

    However it’s done, whether I win or not, this is pretty darn cool and I thank Mr. Skiba and Mr. Lukas. Pretty nifty if I do say so.

  • Kaptain K | January 18, 2010 at 9:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”372893″][quote comment=”372881″]Paul said:
    Brutal shot of the Kings’ old two-tone purple/black uniforms here (blame Mike Engle)..

    You could have been talking about the recent Los Angeles Kings unis and the same description would apply…[/quote]
    Funny you mention it, because after clicking I was baffled at seeing an NBA pic when I was expecting to see Rob Blake or Marty McSorley.[/quote]

    Yes, that’s understandable if you do live in Denver!

    One of the funniest fan signs I’ve ever seen in a sporting event telecast was in the Av’s first season in Denver during the Stanley Cup Finals; a fan had a sign that said:

    “THANKS QUEBEC! Want the Nuggets?”

    No disrespect to QC, but that was priceless.

  • leon | January 18, 2010 at 9:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”373031″][quote comment=”373027″]So, uh, was the any resolution as to Skeebz’ Giant Balls?[/quote]

    Joe sez he’s gonna send me a box o’ balls. Phil and I are contemplating the best way to distribute them. Stay tuned.[/quote]

    12 to 15 to the wide receivers, 5/6 to the tight ends and a couple to the running backs just to keep them in the game.

  • LI Phil | January 18, 2010 at 9:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”373032″][quote comment=”373031″][quote comment=”373027″]So, uh, was the any resolution as to Skeebz’ Giant Balls?[/quote]

    Joe sez he’s gonna send me a box o’ balls. Phil and I are contemplating the best way to distribute them. Stay tuned.[/quote]

    However it’s done, whether I win or not, this is pretty darn cool and I thank Mr. Skiba and Mr. Lukas. Pretty nifty if I do say so.[/quote]

    *clears throat* AH…HEM…

    *makes mental note that mr. clark will not win said ball*

    ;)

  • Hott Rodd | January 18, 2010 at 9:48 pm |

    k good to know. Would just like to thank Mssrs Hecken, Lukas, and Skiba for rocking!

    (see Phil, see)

  • Thomas Clark | January 18, 2010 at 10:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”373035″][quote comment=”373032″][quote comment=”373031″][quote comment=”373027″]So, uh, was the any resolution as to Skeebz’ Giant Balls?[/quote]

    Joe sez he’s gonna send me a box o’ balls. Phil and I are contemplating the best way to distribute them. Stay tuned.[/quote]

    However it’s done, whether I win or not, this is pretty darn cool and I thank Mr. Skiba and Mr. Lukas. Pretty nifty if I do say so.[/quote]

    *clears throat* AH…HEM…

    *makes mental note that mr. clark will not win said ball*

    ;)[/quote]

    Crap, um…See what had happened was…well see I was…But you didn’t….I’m sorry Phil!

  • Bob Loblaw | January 18, 2010 at 10:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”373035″][quote comment=”373032″][quote comment=”373031″][quote comment=”373027″]So, uh, was the any resolution as to Skeebz’ Giant Balls?[/quote]

    Joe sez he’s gonna send me a box o’ balls. Phil and I are contemplating the best way to distribute them. Stay tuned.[/quote]

    However it’s done, whether I win or not, this is pretty darn cool and I thank Mr. Skiba and Mr. Lukas. Pretty nifty if I do say so.[/quote]

    *clears throat* AH…HEM…

    *makes mental note that mr. clark will not win said ball*

    ;)[/quote]
    Eddie Haskel mode: ON

    I’d like to echo T Clark’s fine words and add that Misters Lukas and Hecken run a fine, fine blog, in fact one that I visit countless times daily.

    Eddie Haskel mode: OFF. ;)

  • Boonie | January 18, 2010 at 10:03 pm |

    That NFL shirt Gretchen is filling out has been on sale at Old Navy since last summer and also available at Junk Food Clothing. Its retro/vintage so they’re using the old shield logo.

  • Carl | January 18, 2010 at 10:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”372861″]Ok, I’m obviously WAY late on this, cuz I’ve seen many examples of NFL players now wearing the war paint. Yet, I thought this was banned by the NFL; i.e. the Vikings John Randle war paint scenario? Are they skating around this by applying it differently, at the beginning of the game, then letting it re-shape to war paint face throughout the game?

    http://www.everyjoe....
    …speaking of John Randle, this is from Nov. 2008 vs. the Bears. Then here’s a shot from nearly a month earlier in 2008 at a Gophers game – hard to tell, but the extra stripe is there too. However, in September 2008 here’s a shot from the second game of the regular season against the Lions (the same seats at the Bears game). Is that normal to change the turf during the regular season? Hmm…

  • Too Tall Paul | January 18, 2010 at 10:18 pm |

    … Bit of a typo on the NHL Network the other night (as noted by Matthew Hiett). …

    … Ticker item of the day, as far as I’m concerned: Spirts of St. Louis blank checks! (Awesome find by Ben Traxel.) …

    So that’s where the missing “i” from Spirts went!

  • Carl | January 18, 2010 at 10:23 pm |

    Holy plastic grass batman! It just hit me – the Twins were still playing for the Lions game, hence the two different sets of end zone stripes.

  • mookworth | January 18, 2010 at 10:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”373017″][quote comment=”372998″]i don’t know if anybody clicked on the “box cover” shot that paul posted today, but one thing i enjoy doing when it comes to playing a game or whatnot is take the olde school box cover shot. you know, the one where they have the kids playing with whatever toy, and they are having waaaaay more fun, or at least it appears more exciting, then when you played with the toy.[/quote]

    I did notice that and I loved it. It made me think of some old games where I’d seen that before. Games like…

    this: http://codex99.com/d...

    or this: http://computer-vet....

    or this: http://www.soccerint...

    I love the subtle sexism on that Battleship box…mom and sis doing the dishes while father and son blow crap up…in their mind…

  • Kek | January 18, 2010 at 10:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”372981″][quote comment=”372979″]I’m kind of indifferent on Spike Lee (he’s done some great work, but I’ve disagreed with other things) but bandwagon jumper? Well, I think staying loyal to the Knicks all these years..i’ll give him a pass if he sports a jets and giants jersey at different times.

    rodd, i’ve emailed czabe a few times begging for him to have solly put up a soundboard with all the drops they did on the show.

    A few of my favorites (aside from the one you mentioned):
    THAAAT was a cheap shot
    tastes like all meat
    YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE
    racist (in the speak and spell voice)

    damn i miss that show (and it looks like KLAC took down all the podcast archives)[/quote]

    If you have facebook, he has a page, and i think there is a link to a 15 min daily czabecast that they are doing.(may be able to get to it through czabe.com) As technically inclined as I am, podcasts are beyond me. And I don’t have an ipod, and i dunno if any of it works on my droid. but if you look into it lemme know how it is.[/quote]
    [quote comment=\”372981\”][quote comment=\”372979\”]I\’m kind of indifferent on Spike Lee (he\’s done some great work, but I\’ve disagreed with other things) but bandwagon jumper? Well, I think staying loyal to the Knicks all these years..i\’ll give him a pass if he sports a jets and giants jersey at different times.

    rodd, i\’ve emailed czabe a few times begging for him to have solly put up a soundboard with all the drops they did on the show.

    A few of my favorites (aside from the one you mentioned):
    THAAAT was a cheap shot
    tastes like all meat
    YOU ARE LOOKING LIVE
    racist (in the speak and spell voice)

    damn i miss that show (and it looks like KLAC took down all the podcast archives)[/quote]

    If you have facebook, he has a page, and i think there is a link to a 15 min daily czabecast that they are doing.(may be able to get to it through czabe.com) As technically inclined as I am, podcasts are beyond me. And I don\’t have an ipod, and i dunno if any of it works on my droid. but if you look into it lemme know how it is.[/quote]
    Ask Connelly and Bernard about me being on Facebook. LOL!

    The czabecast was always on czabe.com and they are committed to doing them each day. I also download the 980 stuff from the sports reporters with him and Andy Poulin but it\’s just not the same.

    You can also subscribe through their youtube channel http://www.youtube.c... and get the daily czabecast that way too.

  • JTH | January 18, 2010 at 10:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”373043″][quote comment=”373017″][quote comment=”372998″]i don’t know if anybody clicked on the “box cover” shot that paul posted today, but one thing i enjoy doing when it comes to playing a game or whatnot is take the olde school box cover shot. you know, the one where they have the kids playing with whatever toy, and they are having waaaaay more fun, or at least it appears more exciting, then when you played with the toy.[/quote]

    I did notice that and I loved it. It made me think of some old games where I’d seen that before. Games like…

    this: http://codex99.com/d...

    or this: http://computer-vet....

    or this: http://www.soccerint...

    I love the subtle sexism on that Battleship box…mom and sis doing the dishes while father and son blow crap up…in their mind…[/quote]
    That’s exactly what evenings at my house look like… in my mind.

  • JTH | January 18, 2010 at 10:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”373031″][quote comment=”373027″]So, uh, was the any resolution as to Skeebz’ Giant Balls?[/quote]

    Joe sez he’s gonna send me a box o’ balls. Phil and I are contemplating the best way to distribute them. Stay tuned.[/quote]
    I’ve got the perfect solution! Bring them to Minnesota with you. Anyone who travels, oh, 300 miles or more to meet up with you gets one.

  • Dan | January 18, 2010 at 11:06 pm |

    Syracuse is getting new basketball uniforms and boy do they look like shit judging by the shorts

    http://www.footlocke...::Memphis?cm=Fan%20Gear:%20NCAA:%20Memphis&supercat=fangear#sku=17410555

  • Flip | January 18, 2010 at 11:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”373047″]Syracuse is getting new basketball uniforms and boy do they look like shit judging by the shorts

    http://www.footlocke...::Memphis?cm=Fan%20Gear:%20NCAA:%20Memphis&supercat=fangear#sku=17410555[/quote]
    Iowa’s already using those uniforms (second from left, bottom). Woof.

  • rpm | January 18, 2010 at 11:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”373043″][quote comment=”373017″][quote comment=”372998″]i don’t know if anybody clicked on the “box cover” shot that paul posted today, but one thing i enjoy doing when it comes to playing a game or whatnot is take the olde school box cover shot. you know, the one where they have the kids playing with whatever toy, and they are having waaaaay more fun, or at least it appears more exciting, then when you played with the toy.[/quote]

    I did notice that and I loved it. It made me think of some old games where I’d seen that before. Games like…

    this: http://codex99.com/d...

    or this: http://computer-vet....

    or this: http://www.soccerint...

    I love the subtle sexism on that Battleship box…mom and sis doing the dishes while father and son blow crap up…in their mind…[/quote]

    holy crap! i didn’t even notice that the first time.

  • LI Phil | January 18, 2010 at 11:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”373045″]
    That’s exactly what evenings at my house look like… in my mind.[/quote]

    like this?

  • JimV19 | January 18, 2010 at 11:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”373050″][quote comment=”373045″]
    That’s exactly what evenings at my house look like… in my mind.[/quote]

    like this?[/quote]

    That shirt and vest would match his striped Indiana breakaway pants.

  • LI Phil | January 19, 2010 at 12:02 am |

    [quote comment=”373051″][quote comment=”373050″][quote comment=”373045″]
    That’s exactly what evenings at my house look like… in my mind.[/quote]

    like this?[/quote]

    That shirt and vest would match his striped Indiana breakaway pants.[/quote]

    did you look very closely at the box?

  • Mike Engle | January 19, 2010 at 12:04 am |

    [quote comment=”373052″][quote comment=”373051″][quote comment=”373050″][quote comment=”373045″]
    That’s exactly what evenings at my house look like… in my mind.[/quote]

    like this?[/quote]

    That shirt and vest would match his striped Indiana breakaway pants.[/quote]

    did you look very closely at the box?[/quote]
    The subliminal commercial for the pre-Intel processors for Macs?

  • Paul Lukas | January 19, 2010 at 12:18 am |

    True story: My parents refused to buy me Battleship cuz they thought it was a waste of money. “It’s just a grid,” my father said. “You can draw it up on graph paper.” The next day, sure enough, he came home with some graph paper and showed me how to draw the Battleship grid. That’s what happens when your parents are Jews who were raised during the Depression — a double-whammy of thrift.

    Naturally, I thought the graph paper was a poor substitute for bright-colored plastic. My friends felt similarly, only more so, when I tried to convince them to play the graph paper version with me.

    To this day, Battleship is sort of a charged topic for me. On the one hand, I admire my parents for seeing thru the plastic trappings and finding the essence of a game that’s nothing more than an X axis and a Y axis; on the other hand, this story perfectly encapsulates how they managed to take all the bright-colored plastic fun out of almost every situation, literally and figuratively.

  • JimV19 | January 19, 2010 at 12:26 am |

    [quote comment=”373054″]True story: My parents refused to buy me Battleship cuz they thought it was a waste of money. “It’s just a grid,” my father said. “You can draw it up on graph paper.” The next day, sure enough, he came home with some graph paper and showed me how to draw the Battleship grid. That’s what happens when your parents are Jews who were raised during the Depression — a double-whammy of thrift.

    Naturally, I thought the graph paper was a poor substitute for bright-colored plastic. My friends felt similarly, only more so, when I tried to convince them to play the graph paper version with me.

    To this day, Battleship is sort of a charged topic for me. On the one hand, I admire my parents for seeing thru the plastic trappings and find the essence of a game that’s nothing more than an X axis and a Y axis; on the other hand, this story perfectly encapsulates how they managed to take all the bright-colored plastic fun out of almost every situation, literally and figuratively.[/quote]

    I’m guessing this is the football game you got for your birthday: http://www.paperfoot...

  • thom d | January 19, 2010 at 12:27 am |

    i think the pants in the PHI-WSH commercial are supposed to be just warmups but i definitly could see the Cooperalls in the ad

  • Chris B | January 19, 2010 at 12:30 am |

    [quote comment=”372877″]The “L” is a referee mark who inspects the gameballs…I have extras if anyone i interested…[/quote]

    Wow Joe, how many game balls do you have over there?! I would LOVE one if possible!
    bruno35@hotmail.com
    Thanks!

  • rpm | January 19, 2010 at 12:56 am |

    [quote comment=”373054″]True story: My parents refused to buy me Battleship cuz they thought it was a waste of money. “It’s just a grid,” my father said. “You can draw it up on graph paper.” The next day, sure enough, he came home with some graph paper and showed me how to draw the Battleship grid. That’s what happens when your parents are Jews who were raised during the Depression — a double-whammy of thrift.

    Naturally, I thought the graph paper was a poor substitute for bright-colored plastic. My friends felt similarly, only more so, when I tried to convince them to play the graph paper version with me.

    To this day, Battleship is sort of a charged topic for me. On the one hand, I admire my parents for seeing thru the plastic trappings and finding the essence of a game that’s nothing more than an X axis and a Y axis; on the other hand, this story perfectly encapsulates how they managed to take all the bright-colored plastic fun out of almost every situation, literally and figuratively.[/quote]

    straight & honest response:that is a very insightful story as to what has shaped you, and i really appreciate you sharing it.

    smart ass response:did you use real ice cubes and a cross pein pin hammer for a home made version of don’t break the ice?

    uNI wATCH response: is that why your messin’ with my home-game box project?

  • rpm | January 19, 2010 at 12:57 am |

    shit! you’re.

  • LI Phil | January 19, 2010 at 12:58 am |
  • rpm | January 19, 2010 at 1:10 am |

    [quote comment=”373060″]lukas family battleship?[/quote]
    og phil, you’re suck a card?

    actually, that shows how far your skills have come with the photo editing. good job.

  • rpm | January 19, 2010 at 1:18 am |

    oops again, “oh” phil…

    classic over the top box. those models seem to have some über realistic race car action. go red!!!

  • rpm | January 19, 2010 at 1:26 am |

    the playoff debate

    not a box, but where did that ball come from?

  • rpm | January 19, 2010 at 1:48 am |

    what car seat?

    colour on colour

    this looks like a game that needs the over the top excited players box.

    worst game ever

    a’ight, i’m done.

  • rpm | January 19, 2010 at 1:50 am |

    what car seat?

    colour on colour

    this looks like a game that needs the over the top excited box.

    worst game ever

    a’ight, i’m done.

  • The Hemogoblin | January 19, 2010 at 3:01 am |

    [quote comment=”373061″][quote comment=”373060″]lukas family battleship?[/quote]
    og phil, you’re suck a card?

    actually, that shows how far your skills have come with the photo editing. good job.[/quote]

    OG Phil reps the Mets… hard.

  • Wollen1 | January 19, 2010 at 1:27 pm |

    C’mon Secretery Gates. One of the reasons it’s cool to be in the military is being able to wear sweats to work. Now you’re telling these guys that they have to get shot at AND wear ties?

  • ViceRoy | January 19, 2010 at 2:18 pm |

    The Viking horns look great like this, I propose it as a full time design.