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In Which a Million Frat Boys Suddenly Become Interested in Bobsledding

As we’re always being told, the key to athletic success is to remain focused — despite the crowds, despite the pressure, despite the excitement. Or, in the case of British bobsledder Gillian Cooke, despite a rather unfortunate wardrobe malfunction. (Thanks to Jeff Czuba for sending me this one.)

New ESPN piece today, I think, although it’s not a standard Uni Watch column. It’s more of a, well, you’ll see. Link coming soon.

Deep Freeze Update: In a few hours I’ll be heading to the Twin Cities, where I’ll be immersing myself in all sorts of winter sports activities over the next several days. Remember, Uni Watch party tomorrow night, 8pm, at the downtown location of Grumpy’s (the City Club Room in the back has been reserved for us — thanks again to David S. Gardner for arranging that). Many, many Uni Watch luminaries will be on hand, including Teebz, Ricko, Robert Marshall, Jeff Barak, James “JTH” Huening, and of course Phil and myself. Looking forward to seeing lots of you there.

Uni Watch News Ticker: While looking for something else, I came across a photo of the Caps’ short-lived white pants that I hadn’t seen before. … Here’s another Logorama clip (with thanks to Nathan Haas). …And here’s another cool old CBS Sports intro segment, this time from their 1970s NBA coverage (nice find by Tom Arnel). … The Brooklyn Cyclones are sponsoring a uniform contest for kids (as reported by Terence Kearns, who says he wishes he was still a kid so he could enter). … Okay, so it’s really a bastardized Valvoline logo, but still. “And I thought Mark Martin’s Viagara car was a bit too much,” says Tris Wykes. … What happens when your boxing match is going to be held at Cowboys Stadium? You end up wearing Cowboys jerseys. Imagine if they’d thought of that when Joe Louis and Max Schmeling fought at Yankee Stadium. … Here’s a depressing development: Some clown has started a new basketball league for whites only. Not clear if their uniforms will feature a swastika, a Confederate flag, or if they’ll just wear KKK robes and hoods. … New 40th-anniversary patch for the Brewers, and is that a disaster or what? “Looks like something that didn’t quite load all the way on my computer,” says KW Hunt, which gets my vote for Design Critique of the Week. Further details, including plans for several throwback games, here. … Remember those mismatched Academy of Art uniforms from yesterday’s Ticker? “I sent a text to one of the SIDs there, who informed me that those photos were taken at a tournament in December where there was a jersey mix-up,” says Brandon Davis. “They normally wear a standard black set on the road.” … David Goodfriend was moving a bunch of stuff out of his Mom’s house and took photos of a bunch of old sports books. … A Halifax couple is planning to get married while wearing Maple Leafs jerseys (with thanks to Brad Smith). … Super-cool 1941 Nebraska Rose Bowl band sweater available here (good find by Robert Eden). … A UK soccer team is wearing a Haiti-relief charity as its jersey sponsor (with thanks to Kevin Hastings). … Marty Hick and his croquet crew recently played a round of snow croquet. “We switched from various pullovers to old-school windbreakers,” he says. “We have all twelve colors, and the consistency is priceless. But this is probably the last year we will wear white Chucks only — we are finally looking into matching boots for winter.” … Whoa, check out this awesome basketball uni (here’s another view). It’s from this gallery of old Memphis photos. Other highlights include a guy bowling in French cuffs and an awards ceremony at the Memphis Quarterback Club (with thanks to Don Gale). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Utah hoops has a new “JS 24” memorial patch in honor of Jay Watkins’s step-father, John Smith, who passed away earlier this month. Smith wore No. 24 for the Harlem Globetrotters. … New uniforms for Tennessee lacrosse (with thanks to Nathan Haas). … Here’s a video of the Women’s Professional Soccer uni unveiling (with thanks to Kenn Tomasch). … I don’t know if this is the best baseball postcard ever, but it’s certainly the best SF Seal postcard ever (major find by David Brown). … Orioles uni number changes, as noted by Andrew Cosentino: “The trade of Chris Ray for Kevin Millwood made an interesting carousel for the numbers 34 and 37. Ray, who wore 37 in Baltimore, left town. Therefore, Matt Albers changed his number from 34 to#37, the number he wore while in Houston. Millwood wore 33 in Arlington but cannot wear it in Baltimore because it’s retired in honor Eddie Murray, so he took Albers’s old number, 34. Also, Brian Matusz changed his number to 17.” … Not uni-related, but here’s a gorgeous little video report about an old drug store that closed 50 years ago and was kept intact (big thanks to Chad Todd). … Dylan Buell attended last night’s Ball State/W. Michigan game and noticed that several players on both sides were wearing black socks over white socks. … Someone on the Chris Creamer board posted this photo. Not sure which is worse — the upside-down TV number or the missing TV number. … Dan Cichalski wrote up a lengthy analysis of that King of Queens scoreboard situation on his blog.

 

167 comments to In Which a Million Frat Boys Suddenly Become Interested in Bobsledding

  • JTH | January 21, 2010 at 7:51 am |

    Holy moly! Someone sent me that bobsled clip yesterday. I can’t believe I forgot to share it with the UW community. Good to see that Mr. Czuba is more on the ball than I am.

  • Ricko | January 21, 2010 at 7:54 am |

    Speaking of the DEEP FREEZE…
    I’ll post this again in case anyone missed it.

    DEEP FREEZE Schedule of Events
    * = Non-Specific Events (Improvisation WILL be involved)

    ————————————————-

    Friday, January 22…

    * Breakfast

    Noonish: Meet on Lake Nokomis / US National Pond Hockey Championships
    Outdoor spectating and unique-sweater appreciation
    http://www.uspondhoc...

    3-ish: “Bonspiel” Curling Tournament (St. Paul Winter Carnival)
    Come watch curling, for another kind of sweater-consciousness
    http://stpaulcurling...
    Click on “01/22/10 Winter Carnival Bonspiel” to right.

    * 5:30-8:00: “Open Time” (touch football? broom hockey? Might be too dark by then)

    * Dinner

    8:00-???: UW Gathering at Grumpys
    http://www.grumpys-b...
    1111 Washington Ave., near Metrodome
    (LRT’s Metrodome stop)

    ————————————————

    Saturday, January 23…

    * Breakfast

    10-ish: Meet at Lake Minnetonka (at Maynard’s?) / North American Pond Hockey Championship
    Check out the OTHER Pond Hockey Tourney.
    http://www.pondhocke...

    Noon-2:30: Back to Lake Nokomis / US National Pond Hockey Championships
    In case we just can’t get enough (Hey, it IS “Hockey Day in Minnesota”)
    http://www.uspondhoc...

    * 2:30-5:00: Touch Football near hotel? (If not played Friday)

    * 5:00: U of Minnesota Hockey vs. St. Cloud State
    Mariucci Arena, U of M

    * 8:00: Minnesota Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
    Excel Energy Center, downtown St. Paul

    —Ricko

  • Pete | January 21, 2010 at 8:10 am |

    Those W. Michigan – Ball State sock pictures seem mainly to be ankle braces over white socks, at least on the guy with the Maravich style sloppy socks. One of the pictures seems to be a base black sock, then white sock, then ankle gaurd thoguh.

  • LI Phil | January 21, 2010 at 8:40 am |

    [quote comment=”373401″]Holy moly! Someone sent me that bobsled clip yesterday. I can’t believe I forgot to share it with the UW community. Good to see that Mr. Czuba is more on the ball than I am.[/quote]

    of course, the age old question of “what do bobsleighers wear under their suits?” has finally, and officially, been answered

  • teamcinnamon | January 21, 2010 at 8:45 am |

    These sweaters were limited and given only to the Members of the

    ALL-MALE
    NEBRASKA
    CORNHUSKER
    MARCHING BAND

    Most of them have not survived

    This sweather has survived and it is in exceptional condition.

  • Doug in GA | January 21, 2010 at 9:20 am |

    West Bromwich Albion is one of a very few English football clubs that has no shirt deal. That’s why they can do the one-off deals like for the Haiti relief charity.

    This trend won’t last; if the current standings hold, they’ll be promoted back to the EPL and companies will throw $$ at them for the shirt sponsorship.

  • scott | January 21, 2010 at 9:22 am |

    What is the 40th anniversary patch for the Brewers supposed to represent? The outline of the patch looks like a beer barrel, but what’s behind the M?

  • MPowers1634 | January 21, 2010 at 9:26 am |

    Is that Bill Fralic in the TV number debacle pic?

  • Dennis Rodman | January 21, 2010 at 9:28 am |

    The Vols Lax team is a club sport. Not a NCAA team

  • LI Phil | January 21, 2010 at 9:29 am |

    [quote comment=”373407″]What is the 40th anniversary patch for the Brewers supposed to represent? The outline of the patch looks like a beer barrel, but what’s behind the M?[/quote]

    i think they’re supposed to be staves

    /sorry johnny, logo fail

  • Geeman | January 21, 2010 at 9:34 am |

    The Jazz wore their green-and-gold throwbacks last night. I love them, as I loved their old purple-and-gold-with-green-trim uniforms too. But this brings up a real problem with professional sports teams, especially the NBA teams. There is no consistent visual identity for these teams that change their colors all the time. The Cavaliers have the same problem. What are their colors? Wine and gold? Navy blue? Royal blue? Black? Some of their older uniforms were great, some of the new ones are great, and even the mashups are great. But what is their core color combination? If you can just change on a whim, it doesn’t mean anything anymore.

    The game on ESPN before the Jazz game last night was the UNC-Wake Forest game. Cannot imagine those schools ever wearing anything except some shade of blue for Carolina (not counting trim) or black and gold for Wake Forest. Been that way for 100-plus years.

  • Bob Loblaw | January 21, 2010 at 9:47 am |

    Great book collection, Mr. Goodfriend!!!

    I’ve also got that ‘Veeck as in Wreck’ tome. Love that book & I’d die to get my hands on that book w/ Charley Connerly on the cover!!!!!

  • marc | January 21, 2010 at 9:49 am |

    i think the winter croquet guy missed an opportunity by not calling it “snow-quet.”

    on a side note: i, like JTH, also saw the ‘sled clip yesterday and didn’t think to share. oops.

  • Jason Gomez | January 21, 2010 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”373409″]The Vols Lax team is a club sport. Not a NCAA team[/quote]

    Plus wearing Nike cleats, w/adidas socks…and jerseys

  • marc | January 21, 2010 at 9:54 am |

    [quote comment=”373410″][quote comment=”373407″]What is the 40th anniversary patch for the Brewers supposed to represent? The outline of the patch looks like a beer barrel, but what’s behind the M?[/quote]

    i think they’re supposed to be staves

    /sorry johnny, logo fail[/quote]

    yeah… looks like another barrel. if they’d have left that out and made the M a bit bigger, they might have something. as it stands, it looks like something you’d see screen-printed on a knock-off mesh-backed hat in the half-off bin at dollar general. los cerveceros deserve better than this.

  • interlockingtc | January 21, 2010 at 9:57 am |

    George Littlewood’s Drugstore…

    r.i.p.

  • Johnny O | January 21, 2010 at 10:03 am |

    [quote comment=”373410″][quote comment=”373407″]What is the 40th anniversary patch for the Brewers supposed to represent? The outline of the patch looks like a beer barrel, but what’s behind the M?[/quote]

    i think they’re supposed to be staves

    /sorry johnny, logo fail[/quote]

    Not quite fail. Just takes a little explination. this is directly from the Admin from the Brewers Fan Page on Facebook:

    “The barrel itself is a replica of the original “Barrel Man” logo. If you look at the “Barrel Man,” you see his barrel is half yellow and half white. The Brewers updated it to reflect the history of that original Brewers logo while taking the current Brewers gold color.”

    So yeah, the image in the backround is indeed a barrel. Also, take a look at the Barrel Man logo, the admin is right:
    http://www.onmilwauk...

    http://farm3.static....

    http://images.google...

    So the Brewers are aware of the “half finished barrel”. They included it that way because that is how it was originally done. My guess to show reflection, or shine. But to each his own. Any photo shop people want to “fill in the white” to see how it looks?

  • Garrett | January 21, 2010 at 10:04 am |

    Well, besides my beloved Brewers logo fail, more Brewers news with the signing of Doug Davis. He stated that he will look into claiming his old number 49 from Gallardo.

  • Jeremy | January 21, 2010 at 10:09 am |

    [quote comment=”373406″]West Bromwich Albion is one of a very few English football clubs that has no shirt deal. That’s why they can do the one-off deals like for the Haiti relief charity.

    This trend won’t last; if the current standings hold, they’ll be promoted back to the EPL and companies will throw $$ at them for the shirt sponsorship.[/quote]

    Not neccesarily- West Brom were in the EPL in 08-09 without a shirt sponsor.

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

    All right…

    LISTEN UP, CLASSMATES!

    Today…
    Paul’s traveling.
    Phil’s traveling.
    rpm’s traveling.
    JTH is traveling.
    Teebz is traveling.
    Traxel’s traveling.

    (Wanna switch seats to screw up the substitute teacher…whoever that is?)

    —Ricko

  • Johnny O | January 21, 2010 at 10:13 am |

    The more important news out of Milwaukee is the probable return of “Milwaukee” to the uniform. I asked the Facebook admin about it in a private message and he/she responded:

    “Stay tuned for some “Milwaukee” uniform news. Your wish might come true.”

    I have had that indirect “yes” from a bunch of people from the Brewers staff. Needless to say on January 31st at the Brewers Winter Warm Up, there might be a huge announcement which would make my decade.

  • scott | January 21, 2010 at 10:19 am |

    The Brewers should have used Barrel Man in the 40th anniversary logo.

  • Ricko | January 21, 2010 at 10:20 am |

    I have a question.

    Michigan was wearing Maize on the road last night.

    Minnesota has long worn Athletic Gold at home (sometimes exclusively, sometimes in rotation with White).

    This led me to assume that the Big Ten had declared golds and yellow to be home colors (alternatives to White).

    So…does anyone know, has the conference flipped that stance, or is Michigan simply freelancing with the Maize when they know they’ll be playing a team that wears White at home?

    —Ricko

  • Bob Loblaw | January 21, 2010 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”373421″]All right…

    LISTEN UP, CLASSMATES!

    Today…
    Paul’s traveling.
    Phil’s traveling.
    rpm’s traveling.
    JTH is traveling.
    Teebz is traveling.
    Traxel’s traveling.

    (Wanna switch seats to screw up the substitute teacher…whoever that is?)

    —Ricko[/quote]
    that means we may not even get to 65 comments today!

  • Bob Loblaw | January 21, 2010 at 10:31 am |

    [quote comment=”373423″]The Brewers should have used Barrel Man in the 40th anniversary logo.[/quote]

    I said this yesterday…. some combo plate of Bernie Brewer, Barrel Man and the interlocking MB glove for a sweet logo/patch overload!

  • Hott Rodd | January 21, 2010 at 10:32 am |

    [quote comment=”373421″]All right…

    LISTEN UP, CLASSMATES!

    Today…
    Paul’s traveling.
    Phil’s traveling.
    rpm’s traveling.
    JTH is traveling.
    Teebz is traveling.
    Traxel’s traveling.

    (Wanna switch seats to screw up the substitute teacher…whoever that is?)

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Hott Rodd is not traveling. :-(

  • LI Phil | January 21, 2010 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”373417″][quote comment=”373410″][quote comment=”373407″]What is the 40th anniversary patch for the Brewers supposed to represent? The outline of the patch looks like a beer barrel, but what’s behind the M?[/quote]

    i think they’re supposed to be staves

    /sorry johnny, logo fail[/quote]

    Not quite fail. Just takes a little explination. this is directly from the Admin from the Brewers Fan Page on Facebook:

    “The barrel itself is a replica of the original “Barrel Man” logo. If you look at the “Barrel Man,” you see his barrel is half yellow and half white. The Brewers updated it to reflect the history of that original Brewers logo while taking the current Brewers gold color.”

    So yeah, the image in the backround is indeed a barrel. Also, take a look at the Barrel Man logo, the admin is right:
    http://www.onmilwauk...

    http://farm3.static....

    http://images.google...

    So the Brewers are aware of the “half finished barrel”. They included it that way because that is how it was originally done. My guess to show reflection, or shine. But to each his own. Any photo shop people want to “fill in the white” to see how it looks?[/quote]

    oh…trust me johnny, i well know the story on the the barrel man

    my point is that if you have to EXPLAIN the logo to someone (pretty much anyone, actually)…it’s a fail

  • Stuby | January 21, 2010 at 10:36 am |

    Hey Johnny, aren’t we getting close to Trivia time again?

  • marc | January 21, 2010 at 10:40 am |

    [quote comment=”373417″]my point is that if you have to EXPLAIN the logo to someone (pretty much anyone, actually)…it’s a fail[/quote]

    amen, brother!

  • marc | January 21, 2010 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”373430″][quote comment=”373417″]my point is that if you have to EXPLAIN the logo to someone (pretty much anyone, actually)…it’s a fail[/quote]

    amen, brother![/quote]

    oops… sorry… that quote shoulda been attributed to phil. deleted wrong “quote comment.”

  • Johnny O | January 21, 2010 at 10:42 am |

    [quote comment=”373428″][quote comment=”373417″][quote comment=”373410″][quote comment=”373407″]What is the 40th anniversary patch for the Brewers supposed to represent? The outline of the patch looks like a beer barrel, but what’s behind the M?[/quote]

    i think they’re supposed to be staves

    /sorry johnny, logo fail[/quote]

    Not quite fail. Just takes a little explination. this is directly from the Admin from the Brewers Fan Page on Facebook:

    “The barrel itself is a replica of the original “Barrel Man” logo. If you look at the “Barrel Man,” you see his barrel is half yellow and half white. The Brewers updated it to reflect the history of that original Brewers logo while taking the current Brewers gold color.”

    So yeah, the image in the backround is indeed a barrel. Also, take a look at the Barrel Man logo, the admin is right:
    http://www.onmilwauk...

    http://farm3.static....

    http://images.google...

    So the Brewers are aware of the “half finished barrel”. They included it that way because that is how it was originally done. My guess to show reflection, or shine. But to each his own. Any photo shop people want to “fill in the white” to see how it looks?[/quote]

    oh…trust me johnny, i well know the story on the the barrel man

    my point is that if you have to EXPLAIN the logo to someone (pretty much anyone, actually)…it’s a fail[/quote]

    Well, I know that YOU know all about Brew Crew and their history. I am worried about the others who may not have ever seen the original Barrel Man logo. I do agree though, if you half to explain it, it’s a fail. But, because of the great people of Wisconsin, can we call it a half-fail?

  • Johnny O | January 21, 2010 at 10:44 am |

    [quote comment=”373429″]Hey Johnny, aren’t we getting close to Trivia time again?[/quote]

    Darn right Stuby. April 16, 17, and 18. Once the pictures are released, I will send them your way for sure.

  • Geeman | January 21, 2010 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”373424″]I have a question.

    Michigan was wearing Maize on the road last night.

    Minnesota has long worn Athletic Gold at home (sometimes exclusively, sometimes in rotation with White).

    This led me to assume that the Big Ten had declared golds and yellow to be home colors (alternatives to White).

    So…does anyone know, has the conference flipped that stance, or is Michigan simply freelancing with the Maize when they know they’ll be playing a team that wears White at home?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    1. Don’t know. But years ago, it seemed that the Big Ten made gold a home uniform (see Iowa in addition to Minnesota) and in the ACC it was a road uniform (Wake Forest, Georgia Tech). Now it appears both a home and road uni, as long as it contrasts. Remember that in its two games of the NCAA Final Four in 1993, Michigan was both a home team and a road team, and wore just its maize uniform.

    2. What’s the rule in the NBA on gold? Are the Lakers the only team allowed to wear it at home? Because most teams (Cleveland, Indiana, and Seattle, New Orleans, and Atlanta a few years ago always wore it on the road). I know Golden State used to wear it at home in the 1970s and 1980s.

  • Michael Banes | January 21, 2010 at 10:52 am |

    not trying to be rude, but the socks post for the ball state game, is a little wrong. the black “socks” the guys are wearing over their white ones are actually ankle braces

  • Flip | January 21, 2010 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”373411″]The Jazz wore their green-and-gold throwbacks last night. I love them, as I loved their old purple-and-gold-with-green-trim uniforms too. But this brings up a real problem with professional sports teams, especially the NBA teams. There is no consistent visual identity for these teams that change their colors all the time. The Cavaliers have the same problem. What are their colors? Wine and gold? Navy blue? Royal blue? Black? Some of their older uniforms were great, some of the new ones are great, and even the mashups are great. But what is their core color combination? If you can just change on a whim, it doesn’t mean anything anymore.

    The game on ESPN before the Jazz game last night was the UNC-Wake Forest game. Cannot imagine those schools ever wearing anything except some shade of blue for Carolina (not counting trim) or black and gold for Wake Forest. Been that way for 100-plus years.[/quote]

    How true. What Fortune 500 company would change visual identities with such abandon?

  • Kub | January 21, 2010 at 10:57 am |

    clearly, the best of those WPS uniforms are the Chicago Red Stars. With them(the white especially) being an homage to the Chicago City Flag.
    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Ryan B. | January 21, 2010 at 11:03 am |

    [quote comment=”373434″]
    2. What’s the rule in the NBA on gold? Are the Lakers the only team allowed to wear it at home? Because most teams (Cleveland, Indiana, and Seattle, New Orleans, and Atlanta a few years ago always wore it on the road). I know Golden State used to wear it at home in the 1970s and 1980s.[/quote]

    Can’t back it up with documentation, but memory seems to suggest that a few years ago the NBA mandated that all teams’ home uniforms were to be white, but the Lakers got to keep their gold unis in a “grandfather clause” kind of scenario. Anyone?

    Quite honestly, though, I can’t see why they care, as they seem to basically let the home team wear whatever they damn well please anymore…

  • Santino | January 21, 2010 at 11:06 am |

    [quote comment=”373436″][quote comment=”373411″]The Jazz wore their green-and-gold throwbacks last night. I love them, as I loved their old purple-and-gold-with-green-trim uniforms too. But this brings up a real problem with professional sports teams, especially the NBA teams. There is no consistent visual identity for these teams that change their colors all the time. The Cavaliers have the same problem. What are their colors? Wine and gold? Navy blue? Royal blue? Black? Some of their older uniforms were great, some of the new ones are great, and even the mashups are great. But what is their core color combination? If you can just change on a whim, it doesn’t mean anything anymore.

    The game on ESPN before the Jazz game last night was the UNC-Wake Forest game. Cannot imagine those schools ever wearing anything except some shade of blue for Carolina (not counting trim) or black and gold for Wake Forest. Been that way for 100-plus years.[/quote]

    How true. What Fortune 500 company would change visual identities with such abandon?[/quote]

    This is very true…but now-a-days, it’s all about $$$, that’s why MLB teams have to introduce new styles of spring training caps every year, NFL teams have to introduce new styles of sideline gear every year, and NBA teams have about 20 different jerseys it seems like it’s all designed to get us (the consumer) to spend our money, and really has nothing to do with the team’s identity. I honestly can only think of a handful of NBA teams who have maintained a (relatively) consistent uni style throughout the past decade…

    Although, I’ll be the first to admit that, even though it is annoying, I do think it’s cool to see what they come up with next. I mean, most of it is pretty boring (GSW’s “SF” jerseys [why they ditched their “The City” throwbacks is beyond me]), but every now and then, the teams will crank out a real gem (The afforementioned Jazz throwbacks).

  • JoeS | January 21, 2010 at 11:06 am |

    I have to work tomorrow, but I’m pretty excited for the festivities I can attend after 5:00 and on Saturday. I can’t wait to hear the ridicule when I wear my Packers jersey with my own name on it! I really am looking forward putting faces with all the names.

    Hey Ricko, since 5:30 – 8:00 tomorrow is TBD, is there any way you can update people on what you decide? Do you have a phone with internet access with which you could post a comment telling people where you’ll be (touch football, broom hockey, etc)? Or do you have a twitter account you could update? I’d like to try to join you for whatever the group decides to do.

  • leon | January 21, 2010 at 11:09 am |

    Just came across these. A subject that has been discussed here before; not sure if the images have been seen here or not. Since the class will not be following the usual lesson plan and there was a concern voiced over the low number of comments, this might generate some (I know Ricko will be good for a few).

    :)

    http://members.cox.n...

  • Hibbsy | January 21, 2010 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”373413″]i think the winter croquet guy missed an opportunity by not calling it “snow-quet.”

    on a side note: i, like JTH, also saw the ‘sled clip yesterday and didn’t think to share. oops.[/quote]
    No he didn’t.

  • Kek | January 21, 2010 at 11:12 am |

    Just wondering if the twitter feed will alert to page 2 stories like it does for the daily post?

    Also, speaking of twitter, if anyone else that is on here uses, please let me know your handle and i can get you on the twitter list I’m maintaining.

  • Jordan Sogn | January 21, 2010 at 11:13 am |

    Wish I was there to enjoy a glass of Finnegan’s Irish Amber with all the UW’ers in the Twin Cities this weekend…cheers.

  • Kevin Z. | January 21, 2010 at 11:14 am |

    The Capitals white breezers get all the love, but many forget or didn’t realize that it’s rare to see a picture of a Caps player in red pants from the team’s first season.

    http://3.bp.blogspot...
    http://bp3.blogger.c...

  • TC Mark | January 21, 2010 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”373428″][quote comment=”373417″][quote comment=”373410″][quote comment=”373407″]What is the 40th anniversary patch for the Brewers supposed to represent? The outline of the patch looks like a beer barrel, but what’s behind the M?[/quote]

    i think they’re supposed to be staves

    /sorry johnny, logo fail[/quote]

    Not quite fail. Just takes a little explination. this is directly from the Admin from the Brewers Fan Page on Facebook:

    “The barrel itself is a replica of the original “Barrel Man” logo. If you look at the “Barrel Man,” you see his barrel is half yellow and half white. The Brewers updated it to reflect the history of that original Brewers logo while taking the current Brewers gold color.”

    So yeah, the image in the backround is indeed a barrel. Also, take a look at the Barrel Man logo, the admin is right:
    http://www.onmilwauk...

    http://farm3.static....

    http://images.google...

    So the Brewers are aware of the “half finished barrel”. They included it that way because that is how it was originally done. My guess to show reflection, or shine. But to each his own. Any photo shop people want to “fill in the white” to see how it looks?[/quote]

    oh…trust me johnny, i well know the story on the the barrel man

    my point is that if you have to EXPLAIN the logo to someone (pretty much anyone, actually)…it’s a fail[/quote]

    Dead on LI Phil. If the graphic elements need to be explained then the design has failed. There might be some explanation necessary re: a historic reference or something similar but not what an element “is”.

    Fail. Then again it IS from Wisconsin…

  • Ricko | January 21, 2010 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”373440″]I have to work tomorrow, but I’m pretty excited for the festivities I can attend after 5:00 and on Saturday. I can’t wait to hear the ridicule when I wear my Packers jersey with my own name on it! I really am looking forward putting faces with all the names.

    Hey Ricko, since 5:30 – 8:00 tomorrow is TBD, is there any way you can update people on what you decide? Do you have a phone with internet access with which you could post a comment telling people where you’ll be (touch football, broom hockey, etc)? Or do you have a twitter account you could update? I’d like to try to join you for whatever the group decides to do.[/quote]

    I do not. I can’t speak for Paul, Phil, Teebz, rpm and JTH, which is the group that will be in town by this evening.

    All I can do is ask among them.

    Although we’ll always be able to post things here.

    I assume SOMEONE (Paul? Phil?) has a laptop, because no one’s asked me to bring mine around.

    —Ricko

  • leon | January 21, 2010 at 11:16 am |

    [quote comment=”373440″]I have to work tomorrow, but I’m pretty excited for the festivities I can attend after 5:00 and on Saturday. I can’t wait to hear the ridicule when I wear my Packers jersey with my own name on it! I really am looking forward putting faces with all the names.

    Hey Ricko, since 5:30 – 8:00 tomorrow is TBD, is there any way you can update people on what you decide? Do you have a phone with internet access with which you could post a comment telling people where you’ll be (touch football, broom hockey, etc)? Or do you have a twitter account you could update? I’d like to try to join you for whatever the group decides to do.[/quote]

    Just call the lobby payphone at the Blue Ox in Brainerd.

  • JoeS | January 21, 2010 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”373443″]
    Also, speaking of twitter, if anyone else that is on here uses, please let me know your handle and i can get you on the twitter list I’m maintaining.[/quote]
    What are you doing with twitter? I may have missed something (I’m not able to read ALL the comments every day). Either way, I’m @JoeSchmeltzer.

  • Hott Rodd | January 21, 2010 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”373443″]Just wondering if the twitter feed will alert to page 2 stories like it does for the daily post?

    Also, speaking of twitter, if anyone else that is on here uses, please let me know your handle and i can get you on the twitter list I’m maintaining.[/quote]

    Damn! I keep meaning to set up my uniwatch list when I go home. (can’t to it from the free app I use on my fone.) Kek, tweet that again.. oh about 8pm your time tonight!

  • MPowers1634 | January 21, 2010 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”373441″]Just came across these. A subject that has been discussed here before; not sure if the images have been seen here or not. Since the class will not be following the usual lesson plan and there was a concern voiced over the low number of comments, this might generate some (I know Ricko will be good for a few).

    :)

    http://members.cox.n...

    Is Fred Kendall Jason’s father?

  • Broadway Connie | January 21, 2010 at 11:19 am |

    “… Whoa, check out this awesome basketball uni (here’s another view). It’s from this gallery of old Memphis photos. Other highlights include a guy bowling in French cuffs and an awards ceremony at the Memphis Quarterback Club (with thanks to Don Gale). …”

    **

    Fabulous stuff! Thanks Don, thanks Paul.

    ******

    “…Many, many Uni Watch luminaries will be on hand, including Teebz, Ricko, Robert Marshall, Jeff Barak, James “JTH” Huening, and of course Phil and myself…”

    **

    Dense aggregation! Robert Marshall should know that his custom bobblehead baseballer stands atop a big old wooden armoire in the bedroom and that every day — and I mean every day — my 19-month-old daughter points to the Marshall bobblehead and says “Guy!”, which means that she is commanding me to take him down to bed level so she can bounce his adorable little head. Then it’s “Bye-bye guy,” and we all take to our routines.

  • leon | January 21, 2010 at 11:19 am |

    http://3.bp.blogspot...

    Mike Marson
    Nice

  • wolpertinger | January 21, 2010 at 11:20 am |

    “The Phillies are FINALLY bringing back those sweet looking powder blue uniforms that they wore on the road from 1973-1988.”

    …but only for one game.

    http://www.thefighti...

  • Joe | January 21, 2010 at 11:20 am |

    It’s worth noting that the O’s number-go-round actually leaves Millwood with the number he’s worn in every other stop of his career (Atl & Philly)… he wore 33 in Texas specifically because 34 was retired in honor of Nolan Ryan.

  • JoeS | January 21, 2010 at 11:21 am |

    [quote comment=”373447″][quote comment=”373440″]I have to work tomorrow, but I’m pretty excited for the festivities I can attend after 5:00 and on Saturday. I can’t wait to hear the ridicule when I wear my Packers jersey with my own name on it! I really am looking forward putting faces with all the names.

    Hey Ricko, since 5:30 – 8:00 tomorrow is TBD, is there any way you can update people on what you decide? Do you have a phone with internet access with which you could post a comment telling people where you’ll be (touch football, broom hockey, etc)? Or do you have a twitter account you could update? I’d like to try to join you for whatever the group decides to do.[/quote]

    I do not. I can’t speak for Paul, Phil, Teebz, rpm and JTH, which is the group that will be in town by this evening.

    All I can do is ask among them.

    Although we’ll always be able to post things here.

    I assume SOMEONE (Paul? Phil?) has a laptop, because no one’s asked me to bring mine around.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    It’s really not that big of a deal. I’ll check the comments and if I don’t see anything, then I’ll just see you at Grumpy’s. Thanks!

    P.S. I’m really disappointed that I’ll be missing the curling tournament; I’ve always wanted to see (and try) that.

  • Joe Young | January 21, 2010 at 11:22 am |

    “The trade of Chris Ray for Kevin Millwood made an interesting carousel for the numbers 34 and 37. Ray, who wore 37 in Baltimore, left town. Therefore, Matt Albers changed his number from 34 to#37, the number he wore while in Houston. Millwood wore 33 in Arlington but cannot wear it in Baltimore because it’s retired in honor Eddie Murray, so he took Albers’s old number, 34. Also, Brian Matusz changed his number to 17.”

    On top of that Matt Wieters also changed his number to 32, the number he wore in college and all through the minors

  • MPowers1634 | January 21, 2010 at 11:23 am |

    Please don’t mess with any teachers!

  • Ry Co 40 | January 21, 2010 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”373451″][quote comment=”373441″]Just came across these. A subject that has been discussed here before; not sure if the images have been seen here or not. Since the class will not be following the usual lesson plan and there was a concern voiced over the low number of comments, this might generate some (I know Ricko will be good for a few).

    :)

    http://members.cox.n...

    Is Fred Kendall Jason’s father?[/quote]

    i think so.

  • Hott Rodd | January 21, 2010 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”373456″][quote comment=”373447″][quote comment=”373440″]I have to work tomorrow, but I’m pretty excited for the festivities I can attend after 5:00 and on Saturday. I can’t wait to hear the ridicule when I wear my Packers jersey with my own name on it! I really am looking forward putting faces with all the names.

    Hey Ricko, since 5:30 – 8:00 tomorrow is TBD, is there any way you can update people on what you decide? Do you have a phone with internet access with which you could post a comment telling people where you’ll be (touch football, broom hockey, etc)? Or do you have a twitter account you could update? I’d like to try to join you for whatever the group decides to do.[/quote]

    I do not. I can’t speak for Paul, Phil, Teebz, rpm and JTH, which is the group that will be in town by this evening.

    All I can do is ask among them.

    Although we’ll always be able to post things here.

    I assume SOMEONE (Paul? Phil?) has a laptop, because no one’s asked me to bring mine around.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    It’s really not that big of a deal. I’ll check the comments and if I don’t see anything, then I’ll just see you at Grumpy’s. Thanks!

    P.S. I’m really disappointed that I’ll be missing the curling tournament; I’ve always wanted to see (and try) that.[/quote]

    Might I suggest that you go old school and just have someone call or text you? I hear that used to work pretty well before twitter. lol

    /toungue in cheek

  • Casey (Davis, CA) | January 21, 2010 at 11:26 am |

    Here’s a link showing Montreal Canadiens’ Elmer Lach with what may be the first helmet visor in the NHL history:

    http://habsinsideout...

  • Hott Rodd | January 21, 2010 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”373458″]Please don’t mess with any teachers![/quote]

    booooooo

    /spitball

  • JoeS | January 21, 2010 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”373460″]
    Might I suggest that you go old school and just have someone call or text you? I hear that used to work pretty well before twitter. lol

    /toungue in cheek[/quote]
    Wait, what? Call? Like in old movies?

    In reality, I assumed I wasn’t the only person who would want to join the group after work, in which case it would be a hassle to call everyone. Besides, I don’t think they even have payphones at Lake Nokomis, so I’m not sure how they’d call…

  • LI Phil | January 21, 2010 at 11:29 am |

    ok folks

    jth & rpm are on their way and i assume the teebowski’s left early this morning (hope border patrol doesn’t fuck with them)

    to everyone i’ll see in minnie…cheers

    to the rest of you…behave while the substitute teacher takes over

    in the words of dennis miller…

    i … am … outta here!

  • Atticus Ross | January 21, 2010 at 11:35 am |

    Regarding an “all-white” basketball league – any chance its because they want to play basketball by the rules? as opposed to the devolutionary version the NBA presents?

    While it’s anybody’s privilege to cast aspersions at an easy target. How welcome are white people who want to shoot some hoops on a playground court in an inner city environment i.e. the South Bronx or Detroit. If the response is – something like “why would you?” or ” you’re looking for trouble.” That’s racist. But sadly, factual more often than not.

    Wouldn’t matter what my race is – I can’t shoot for shit except from the free throw line.

  • DarkAudit | January 21, 2010 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”373421″]All right…

    LISTEN UP, CLASSMATES!

    Today…
    Paul’s traveling.
    Phil’s traveling.
    rpm’s traveling.
    JTH is traveling.
    Teebz is traveling.
    Traxel’s traveling.

    (Wanna switch seats to screw up the substitute teacher…whoever that is?)

    —Ricko[/quote]
    There was a student teacher for my Algebra II class who took us to task for *not* doing something like that on one of the days she got to fly solo.

  • Hott Rodd | January 21, 2010 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”373466″]Regarding an “all-white” basketball league – any chance its because they want to play basketball by the rules? as opposed to the devolutionary version the NBA presents?

    While it’s anybody’s privilege to cast aspersions at an easy target. How welcome are white people who want to shoot some hoops on a playground court in an inner city environment i.e. the South Bronx or Detroit. If the response is – something like “why would you?” or ” you’re looking for trouble.” That’s racist. But sadly, factual more often than not.

    Wouldn’t matter what my race is – I can’t shoot for shit except from the free throw line.[/quote]

    It is one thing to promote a league that emphasizes fundamentals, quite another to say that only caucasians with both parents born in america are welcome in our league. they can spin it anyway they want, it comes across as overt racism. On that same note however, the beauty of our country is that they are allowed the opportunity to try their business model, just the same as we are allowed the opportunity to support it or decry it, as we see fit.

  • Bob Loblaw | January 21, 2010 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”373448″][quote comment=”373440″]I have to work tomorrow, but I’m pretty excited for the festivities I can attend after 5:00 and on Saturday. I can’t wait to hear the ridicule when I wear my Packers jersey with my own name on it! I really am looking forward putting faces with all the names.

    Hey Ricko, since 5:30 – 8:00 tomorrow is TBD, is there any way you can update people on what you decide? Do you have a phone with internet access with which you could post a comment telling people where you’ll be (touch football, broom hockey, etc)? Or do you have a twitter account you could update? I’d like to try to join you for whatever the group decides to do.[/quote]

    Just call the lobby payphone at the Blue Ox in Brainerd.[/quote]
    I’m prepared to grandfather this one… but NO more ‘Fargo’ jokes!!! :)

  • JoeS | January 21, 2010 at 11:45 am |

    TNOB and huge ego on front:
    http://www.foundfoot...

  • Bob Loblaw | January 21, 2010 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”373453″]http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_wjpeAEiN6T4/Sgubg9-2qwI/AAAAAAAAAYg/jXxH5Fjbajs/s1600-h/marson+miken.bmp

    Mike Marson
    Nice[/quote]

    AHHHHH…. i was just looking up his name!!!!!!
    thanks, Leon.

    BTW: how can I hook up w/ an RPM bobblehead ‘guy’? I wonder if he’d tackle a vest wearing Roberto Clemente???

  • M.Princip | January 21, 2010 at 11:59 am |

    That old drug store clip was fascinating, sad, and strange. Very melancholy narration, which was perfect for setting the mood. Loved all the vintage tidbits and looking at the products. Just an amazing time capsule.

  • Bob Loblaw | January 21, 2010 at 12:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”373466″]Regarding an “all-white” basketball league – any chance its because they want to play basketball by the rules? as opposed to the devolutionary version the NBA presents?

    While it’s anybody’s privilege to cast aspersions at an easy target. How welcome are white people who want to shoot some hoops on a playground court in an inner city environment i.e. the South Bronx or Detroit. If the response is – something like “why would you?” or ” you’re looking for trouble.” That’s racist. But sadly, factual more often than not.

    Wouldn’t matter what my race is – I can’t shoot for shit except from the free throw line.[/quote]
    If there’s a pro basketball league for short, pudgy, slow spanish guys just me a shout, ok?

  • Bob Loblaw | January 21, 2010 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”373470″]TNOB and huge ego on front:
    http://www.foundfoot...

    hahaha. good find, I loved this one:

    http://www.foundfoot...

    Moooooooooooooooooooooookie!!!

  • Kek | January 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”373459″][quote comment=”373451″][quote comment=”373441″]Just came across these. A subject that has been discussed here before; not sure if the images have been seen here or not. Since the class will not be following the usual lesson plan and there was a concern voiced over the low number of comments, this might generate some (I know Ricko will be good for a few).

    :)

    http://members.cox.n...

    Is Fred Kendall Jason’s father?[/quote]

    i think so.[/quote]
    Yes, Fred Kendall is Jason’s father. What else other than baseball nepotism makes anyone think Jason Kendall’s sub-par ass is still hanging around the league?

  • flip | January 21, 2010 at 12:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”373439″][quote comment=”373436″][quote comment=”373411″]The Jazz wore their green-and-gold throwbacks last night. I love them, as I loved their old purple-and-gold-with-green-trim uniforms too. But this brings up a real problem with professional sports teams, especially the NBA teams. There is no consistent visual identity for these teams that change their colors all the time. The Cavaliers have the same problem. What are their colors? Wine and gold? Navy blue? Royal blue? Black? Some of their older uniforms were great, some of the new ones are great, and even the mashups are great. But what is their core color combination? If you can just change on a whim, it doesn’t mean anything anymore.

    The game on ESPN before the Jazz game last night was the UNC-Wake Forest game. Cannot imagine those schools ever wearing anything except some shade of blue for Carolina (not counting trim) or black and gold for Wake Forest. Been that way for 100-plus years.[/quote]

    How true. What Fortune 500 company would change visual identities with such abandon?[/quote]

    This is very true…but now-a-days, it’s all about $$$, that’s why MLB teams have to introduce new styles of spring training caps every year, NFL teams have to introduce new styles of sideline gear every year, and NBA teams have about 20 different jerseys it seems like it’s all designed to get us (the consumer) to spend our money, and really has nothing to do with the team’s identity. I honestly can only think of a handful of NBA teams who have maintained a (relatively) consistent uni style throughout the past decade…

    Although, I’ll be the first to admit that, even though it is annoying, I do think it’s cool to see what they come up with next. I mean, most of it is pretty boring (GSW’s “SF” jerseys [why they ditched their “The City” throwbacks is beyond me]), but every now and then, the teams will crank out a real gem (The afforementioned Jazz throwbacks).[/quote]

    I understand the $$$$ aspect, but truly, there’s nothing uniform about uniforms anymore — within the game and from game to game.

    Favorite NBA throwbacks (or fauxbacks) that ought to be the real thing, anybody? I like the Warriors “City,”http://hampton.files.wordpress.com/2006/12/rick-barry.jpg Cavs’ wine and yellow faux backs http://image.dhgate...., Wizards’ lifeguard Bullets getup http://hoopedia.nba.... and the Jazz green duds http://www.deseretne.... Wish the Sun would go back to the originals. Have the Hawks ever worn their Dominque and Spud era uniforms?

    Seems like the Yankees have no trouble raising money with jersey sales, etc. (I like the Boss’ Turn-Ahead-the-Clock comment: The Yanks are wearing their jerseys.)

  • Giancarlo | January 21, 2010 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”373468″]On that same note however, the beauty of our country is that they are allowed the opportunity to try their business model, just the same as we are allowed the opportunity to support it or decry it, as we see fit.[/quote]
    Except that this business model violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. When a black person goes to try out for one of these teams & gets rejected everything will come tumbling down. That is, if this whole thing is not a hoax.

  • Santino | January 21, 2010 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”373476″][quote comment=”373439″][quote comment=”373436″][quote comment=”373411″]The Jazz wore their green-and-gold throwbacks last night. I love them, as I loved their old purple-and-gold-with-green-trim uniforms too. But this brings up a real problem with professional sports teams, especially the NBA teams. There is no consistent visual identity for these teams that change their colors all the time. The Cavaliers have the same problem. What are their colors? Wine and gold? Navy blue? Royal blue? Black? Some of their older uniforms were great, some of the new ones are great, and even the mashups are great. But what is their core color combination? If you can just change on a whim, it doesn’t mean anything anymore.

    The game on ESPN before the Jazz game last night was the UNC-Wake Forest game. Cannot imagine those schools ever wearing anything except some shade of blue for Carolina (not counting trim) or black and gold for Wake Forest. Been that way for 100-plus years.[/quote]

    How true. What Fortune 500 company would change visual identities with such abandon?[/quote]

    This is very true…but now-a-days, it’s all about $$$, that’s why MLB teams have to introduce new styles of spring training caps every year, NFL teams have to introduce new styles of sideline gear every year, and NBA teams have about 20 different jerseys it seems like it’s all designed to get us (the consumer) to spend our money, and really has nothing to do with the team’s identity. I honestly can only think of a handful of NBA teams who have maintained a (relatively) consistent uni style throughout the past decade…

    Although, I’ll be the first to admit that, even though it is annoying, I do think it’s cool to see what they come up with next. I mean, most of it is pretty boring (GSW’s “SF” jerseys [why they ditched their “The City” throwbacks is beyond me]), but every now and then, the teams will crank out a real gem (The afforementioned Jazz throwbacks).[/quote]

    I understand the $$$$ aspect, but truly, there’s nothing uniform about uniforms anymore — within the game and from game to game.

    Favorite NBA throwbacks (or fauxbacks) that ought to be the real thing, anybody? I like the Warriors “City,”http://hampton.files.wordpress.com/2006/12/rick-barry.jpg Cavs’ wine and yellow faux backs http://image.dhgate...., Wizards’ lifeguard Bullets getup http://hoopedia.nba.... and the Jazz green duds http://www.deseretne.... Wish the Sun would go back to the originals. Have the Hawks ever worn their Dominque and Spud era uniforms?

    Seems like the Yankees have no trouble raising money with jersey sales, etc. (I like the Boss’ Turn-Ahead-the-Clock comment: The Yanks are wearing their jerseys.)[/quote]

    Oh I can totally dig where youre comming from.

    It’s funny, just this past baseball season I was thinking about how when I was a kid (in the old days), it was kind of a rare treat to see teams wearing their throwback unis once or twice a season, now it’s pretty much a given that we’ll see throwbacks about once every other week (or at least it feels that way) and that, of course, doesnt just apply to baseball…it really does kinda cheapen the legacy of some great unis…

  • Matt | January 21, 2010 at 1:09 pm |

    I’m bummed the Brewers won’t be wearing their bastardized Pilots-cum-Brewers jerseys of 1970-71 during the season.

  • Bob Loblaw | January 21, 2010 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”373476″][quote comment=”373439″][quote comment=”373436″][quote comment=”373411″]The Jazz wore their green-and-gold throwbacks last night. I love them, as I loved their old purple-and-gold-with-green-trim uniforms too. But this brings up a real problem with professional sports teams, especially the NBA teams. There is no consistent visual identity for these teams that change their colors all the time. The Cavaliers have the same problem. What are their colors? Wine and gold? Navy blue? Royal blue? Black? Some of their older uniforms were great, some of the new ones are great, and even the mashups are great. But what is their core color combination? If you can just change on a whim, it doesn’t mean anything anymore.

    The game on ESPN before the Jazz game last night was the UNC-Wake Forest game. Cannot imagine those schools ever wearing anything except some shade of blue for Carolina (not counting trim) or black and gold for Wake Forest. Been that way for 100-plus years.[/quote]

    How true. What Fortune 500 company would change visual identities with such abandon?[/quote]

    This is very true…but now-a-days, it’s all about $$$, that’s why MLB teams have to introduce new styles of spring training caps every year, NFL teams have to introduce new styles of sideline gear every year, and NBA teams have about 20 different jerseys it seems like it’s all designed to get us (the consumer) to spend our money, and really has nothing to do with the team’s identity. I honestly can only think of a handful of NBA teams who have maintained a (relatively) consistent uni style throughout the past decade…

    Although, I’ll be the first to admit that, even though it is annoying, I do think it’s cool to see what they come up with next. I mean, most of it is pretty boring (GSW’s “SF” jerseys [why they ditched their “The City” throwbacks is beyond me]), but every now and then, the teams will crank out a real gem (The afforementioned Jazz throwbacks).[/quote]

    I understand the $$$$ aspect, but truly, there’s nothing uniform about uniforms anymore — within the game and from game to game.

    Favorite NBA throwbacks (or fauxbacks) that ought to be the real thing, anybody? I like the Warriors “City,”http://hampton.files.wordpress.com/2006/12/rick-barry.jpg Cavs’ wine and yellow faux backs http://image.dhgate...., Wizards’ lifeguard Bullets getup http://hoopedia.nba.... and the Jazz green duds http://www.deseretne.... Wish the Sun would go back to the originals. Have the Hawks ever worn their Dominque and Spud era uniforms?

    Seems like the Yankees have no trouble raising money with jersey sales, etc. (I like the Boss’ Turn-Ahead-the-Clock comment: The Yanks are wearing their jerseys.)[/quote]

    the Rockets need to revert to the ketchup/mustards, Other teams that should revert to 70’s or 80’s wear: Hawks, Suns, Knicks, Sixers, Bullets (yes, I still call ’em the bullets), Kings and Nets!

  • JimV19 | January 21, 2010 at 1:13 pm |

    Wow, I remembered the chorus to that NBA on CBS theme music, but not the rest. Did John Denver write that or what?

    I do know who wrote the NBA on NBC theme song. What I didn’t know was how he first recorded it, until now: http://www.youtube.c...

  • concealed78 | January 21, 2010 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”373417″][quote comment=”373410″][quote comment=”373407″]What is the 40th anniversary patch for the Brewers supposed to represent? The outline of the patch looks like a beer barrel, but what’s behind the M?[/quote]

    i think they’re supposed to be staves

    /sorry johnny, logo fail[/quote]

    Not quite fail. Just takes a little explination. this is directly from the Admin from the Brewers Fan Page on Facebook:

    “The barrel itself is a replica of the original “Barrel Man” logo. If you look at the “Barrel Man,” you see his barrel is half yellow and half white. The Brewers updated it to reflect the history of that original Brewers logo while taking the current Brewers gold color.”

    So yeah, the image in the backround is indeed a barrel. Also, take a look at the Barrel Man logo, the admin is right:
    http://www.onmilwauk...

    http://farm3.static....

    http://images.google...

    So the Brewers are aware of the “half finished barrel”. They included it that way because that is how it was originally done. My guess to show reflection, or shine. But to each his own. Any photo shop people want to “fill in the white” to see how it looks?[/quote]

    I never really understood the yellow shading part of that logo. From my collection of Barrel Man images, some omit the shading, another it’s one board, another it only goes halfway down. These were just probably a product of lazy manufacturing. Either way, it’s just looks odd. Anyways:

    http://img689.images...

  • Santino | January 21, 2010 at 1:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”373466″]Regarding an “all-white” basketball league – any chance its because they want to play basketball by the rules? as opposed to the devolutionary version the NBA presents?

    While it’s anybody’s privilege to cast aspersions at an easy target. How welcome are white people who want to shoot some hoops on a playground court in an inner city environment i.e. the South Bronx or Detroit. If the response is – something like “why would you?” or ” you’re looking for trouble.” That’s racist. But sadly, factual more often than not.

    Wouldn’t matter what my race is – I can’t shoot for shit except from the free throw line.[/quote]

    Sorry, but your argument doesn not hold water…how many “inner city playgrounds” do youfrequent, I personally know people of all colors who shoot hoops in the ‘hood (that’s what you were referring to), and for the most part, if you can put up with the trash talk and the intensity of play, you’re considered welcome.

    I too prefer the “old school” style of play that seems to be by and large missing from today’s NBA, but it has nothing to do with the color of the players on the court, the game has changed as a more evolutionary thing, all sports have…MLB is quite different than the game it was 20 years ago, and the NFL is hardly the same game as it was back-in-the-day…so the fact of the matter is that the style of play in ANY league is going to change over time, not saying it’s right or wrong, that’s just how it is, and creating an “all white” league isnt going to be some sort of great revolution in the world of basketball, all I see something like that doing is adding fuel to a fire that should have been extirminated long ago…

    Not to turn this into a debate on race, but as somebody who grew up being half black and half white in a time and place where it was not really considered normal, I have dealt with alot of conflicting feelings on the subject, but suffice to say that we are now in the second decade of the 2000’s…we as a HUMAN race should be well past something as acenine as a basketball league who would exclude somebody just because of the fact that they look different…

  • Hibbsy | January 21, 2010 at 1:22 pm |

    Maple Leafs jerseys?
    In Halifax?
    I would go with Sunnyvale.

  • Bob Loblaw | January 21, 2010 at 1:28 pm |

    well said santino. clap clap.

  • aflfan | January 21, 2010 at 1:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”373441″]Just came across these. A subject that has been discussed here before; not sure if the images have been seen here or not. Since the class will not be following the usual lesson plan and there was a concern voiced over the low number of comments, this might generate some (I know Ricko will be good for a few).

    :)

    http://members.cox.n...

    I have several of those in my collection as well. There was also two more strange cards in that set. Glenn Beckett was traded to the Padres from the Cubs and his picture had him in a Cubs uniform. Jerry Morales went the other way and he was wearing a Padres uniform with Chicago Cubs on the card.

  • concealed78 | January 21, 2010 at 1:29 pm |

    There’s an error in that Brewers Blog article… the Brewers were wearing an M cap in ’97-’99 with a new vertically arched script & phased out the Motre Bame cap logo.

  • Flip | January 21, 2010 at 1:40 pm |

    [quote comment=”373483″][quote comment=”373466″]Regarding an “all-white” basketball league – any chance its because they want to play basketball by the rules? as opposed to the devolutionary version the NBA presents?

    While it’s anybody’s privilege to cast aspersions at an easy target. How welcome are white people who want to shoot some hoops on a playground court in an inner city environment i.e. the South Bronx or Detroit. If the response is – something like “why would you?” or ” you’re looking for trouble.” That’s racist. But sadly, factual more often than not.

    Wouldn’t matter what my race is – I can’t shoot for shit except from the free throw line.[/quote]

    Sorry, but your argument doesn not hold water…how many “inner city playgrounds” do youfrequent, I personally know people of all colors who shoot hoops in the ‘hood (that’s what you were referring to), and for the most part, if you can put up with the trash talk and the intensity of play, you’re considered welcome.

    I too prefer the “old school” style of play that seems to be by and large missing from today’s NBA, but it has nothing to do with the color of the players on the court, the game has changed as a more evolutionary thing, all sports have…MLB is quite different than the game it was 20 years ago, and the NFL is hardly the same game as it was back-in-the-day…so the fact of the matter is that the style of play in ANY league is going to change over time, not saying it’s right or wrong, that’s just how it is, and creating an “all white” league isnt going to be some sort of great revolution in the world of basketball, all I see something like that doing is adding fuel to a fire that should have been extirminated long ago…

    Not to turn this into a debate on race, but as somebody who grew up being half black and half white in a time and place where it was not really considered normal, I have dealt with alot of conflicting feelings on the subject, but suffice to say that we are now in the second decade of the 2000’s…we as a HUMAN race should be well past something as acenine as a basketball league who would exclude somebody just because of the fact that they look different…[/quote]

    Sure this isn’t an Onion article?

  • JimV19 | January 21, 2010 at 1:46 pm |

    Haven’t been able to follow English soccer much this season, so I didn’t know my favorite team had sponsor-free jerseys:
    http://kitkross.file...
    I liked it better when they had red numbers on the back, but I’d definitely wear that! Beats their old jersey, sponsored by T-Mobile: http://www.sinnacle....

    Good for them doing the Haitian relief effort as well.

  • leon | January 21, 2010 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”373484″]Maple Leafs jerseys?
    In Halifax?
    I would go with Sunnyvale.[/quote]

    And no Toro or Black and Decker references?

  • Kek | January 21, 2010 at 1:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”373449″][quote comment=”373443″]
    Also, speaking of twitter, if anyone else that is on here uses, please let me know your handle and i can get you on the twitter list I’m maintaining.[/quote]
    What are you doing with twitter? I may have missed something (I’m not able to read ALL the comments every day). Either way, I’m @JoeSchmeltzer.[/quote]
    I’ll add you to the list. As far as what we’re doing with it, nothing much, just talking about sports/sports media, tv, whatever.

  • leon | January 21, 2010 at 1:49 pm |

    Sure this isn’t an Onion article?

    It struck me that there was no mention of other cities that will be in this league. (There wasn’t, was there?)

  • Kek | January 21, 2010 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”373450″][quote comment=”373443″]Just wondering if the twitter feed will alert to page 2 stories like it does for the daily post?

    Also, speaking of twitter, if anyone else that is on here uses, please let me know your handle and i can get you on the twitter list I’m maintaining.[/quote]

    Damn! I keep meaning to set up my uniwatch list when I go home. (can’t to it from the free app I use on my fone.) Kek, tweet that again.. oh about 8pm your time tonight![/quote]
    Rodd, I’m not 100% what you mean. The Uni Watch list is set up. You are on it, so all you have to do when you go home is pull up twitter on the web and on the main screen, as you’re reading your timeline, to the right of the page where is has you picture, number of tweets and followers and following lists, it now says either list or listed by that. If you click the list link you can see all the lists your handle is listed on, one of them should be Uni Watch. If you bookmark that, you can watch and refresh and read tweets just from that list.

  • Johnny O | January 21, 2010 at 1:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”373487″]There’s an error in that Brewers Blog article… the Brewers were wearing an M cap in ’97-’99 with a new vertically arched script & phased out the Motre Bame cap logo.[/quote]

    Yeah, that was discussed yesterday when the article came out. I have put an e-mail in to the marketing people at the Brewers in hopes to get it resolved.

  • Hott Rodd | January 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”373493″][quote comment=”373450″][quote comment=”373443″]Just wondering if the twitter feed will alert to page 2 stories like it does for the daily post?

    Also, speaking of twitter, if anyone else that is on here uses, please let me know your handle and i can get you on the twitter list I’m maintaining.[/quote]

    Damn! I keep meaning to set up my uniwatch list when I go home. (can’t to it from the free app I use on my fone.) Kek, tweet that again.. oh about 8pm your time tonight![/quote]
    Rodd, I’m not 100% what you mean. The Uni Watch list is set up. You are on it, so all you have to do when you go home is pull up twitter on the web and on the main screen, as you’re reading your timeline, to the right of the page where is has you picture, number of tweets and followers and following lists, it now says either list or listed by that. If you click the list link you can see all the lists your handle is listed on, one of them should be Uni Watch. If you bookmark that, you can watch and refresh and read tweets just from that list.[/quote]

    I mean to set up my own list. The same as you would set up a list, but I can’t do it from my phone..

  • Hott Rodd | January 21, 2010 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”373493″][quote comment=”373450″][quote comment=”373443″]Just wondering if the twitter feed will alert to page 2 stories like it does for the daily post?

    Also, speaking of twitter, if anyone else that is on here uses, please let me know your handle and i can get you on the twitter list I’m maintaining.[/quote]

    Damn! I keep meaning to set up my uniwatch list when I go home. (can’t to it from the free app I use on my fone.) Kek, tweet that again.. oh about 8pm your time tonight![/quote]
    Rodd, I’m not 100% what you mean. The Uni Watch list is set up. You are on it, so all you have to do when you go home is pull up twitter on the web and on the main screen, as you’re reading your timeline, to the right of the page where is has you picture, number of tweets and followers and following lists, it now says either list or listed by that. If you click the list link you can see all the lists your handle is listed on, one of them should be Uni Watch. If you bookmark that, you can watch and refresh and read tweets just from that list.[/quote]

    btw i can subscribe to your list through my fone, so i have done that.

  • Garrett | January 21, 2010 at 2:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”373443″]Just wondering if the twitter feed will alert to page 2 stories like it does for the daily post?

    Also, speaking of twitter, if anyone else that is on here uses, please let me know your handle and i can get you on the twitter list I’m maintaining.[/quote]

    I’m on Twitter Kek. @GVanAuken

  • JimV19 | January 21, 2010 at 2:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”373480″]the Rockets need to revert to the ketchup/mustards, Other teams that should revert to 70’s or 80’s wear: Hawks, Suns, Knicks, Sixers, Bullets (yes, I still call ’em the bullets), Kings and Nets![/quote]

    I agree! You forgot one, though…
    http://www.toptenz.n...

  • aflfan | January 21, 2010 at 2:08 pm |

    Kek,

    I am on twitter @railfan514

  • Ry Co 40 | January 21, 2010 at 2:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”373491″][quote comment=”373449″][quote comment=”373443″]
    Also, speaking of twitter, if anyone else that is on here uses, please let me know your handle and i can get you on the twitter list I’m maintaining.[/quote]
    What are you doing with twitter? I may have missed something (I’m not able to read ALL the comments every day). Either way, I’m @JoeSchmeltzer.[/quote]
    I’ll add you to the list. As far as what we’re doing with it, nothing much, just talking about sports/sports media, tv, whatever.[/quote]

    talkin’ about the office and moder family. LOL

  • Hott Rodd | January 21, 2010 at 2:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”373500″][quote comment=”373491″][quote comment=”373449″][quote comment=”373443″]
    Also, speaking of twitter, if anyone else that is on here uses, please let me know your handle and i can get you on the twitter list I’m maintaining.[/quote]
    What are you doing with twitter? I may have missed something (I’m not able to read ALL the comments every day). Either way, I’m @JoeSchmeltzer.[/quote]
    I’ll add you to the list. As far as what we’re doing with it, nothing much, just talking about sports/sports media, tv, whatever.[/quote]

    talkin’ about the office and moder family. LOL[/quote]

    w00t!!

    And taking Penguin Twitter surveys!

  • scott | January 21, 2010 at 2:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”373454″]”The Phillies are FINALLY bringing back those sweet looking powder blue uniforms that they wore on the road from 1973-1988.”

    …but only for one game.

    http://www.thefighti...

    Didn’t the Phillies wear the powder blues when they participated in the Viagra promotion a few years back when several teams wore turn back the clock uniforms?

    It’s good to see the Phillies won’t use the powder blues at home.

  • Hott Rodd | January 21, 2010 at 2:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”373491″][quote comment=”373449″][quote comment=”373443″]
    Also, speaking of twitter, if anyone else that is on here uses, please let me know your handle and i can get you on the twitter list I’m maintaining.[/quote]
    What are you doing with twitter? I may have missed something (I’m not able to read ALL the comments every day). Either way, I’m @JoeSchmeltzer.[/quote]
    I’ll add you to the list. As far as what we’re doing with it, nothing much, just talking about sports/sports media, tv, whatever.[/quote]

    And the obligatory daily call for Stephen A’s job to be terminated.

  • Jet | January 21, 2010 at 2:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”373445″]The Capitals white breezers get all the love, but many forget or didn’t realize that it’s rare to see a picture of a Caps player in red pants from the team’s first season.

    http://3.bp.blogspot...
    http://bp3.blogger.c...

    Post of the day, Kevin! Well, my day at least…

    -Jet

  • Jet | January 21, 2010 at 2:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”373454″]”The Phillies are FINALLY bringing back those sweet looking powder blue uniforms that they wore on the road from 1973-1988.”

    …but only for one game.

    http://www.thefighti...

    One man’s sweet is another man’s sour. That shade of blue hurts to look at. Yet I don’t have a problem with other powder blues like KC Royals or hockey’s Pittsburgh Penguins.

  • Ricko | January 21, 2010 at 2:43 pm |

    My nominees for the teams about which even people who consider themselves Sports Fans are most likely to say,
    “Oh, yeah, that’s right…they DO have a team, don’t they.”

    Atlanta Thrashers
    Carolina Bobcats

    (Obviously, it’s is an individual thing, but to me those are two that seem to have about the lowest profiles).

    —Ricko

  • Jet | January 21, 2010 at 2:44 pm |

    [quote comment=”373486″][quote comment=”373441″]Just came across these. A subject that has been discussed here before; not sure if the images have been seen here or not.
    :)

    http://members.cox.n...

    I have several of those in my collection as well. There was also two more strange cards in that set. Glenn Beckett was traded to the Padres from the Cubs and his picture had him in a Cubs uniform. Jerry Morales went the other way and he was wearing a Padres uniform with Chicago Cubs on the card.[/quote]

    I love these. Remember ’em vividly but unfortunately don’t have any left from childhood. Gotta love that typical masterful airbrush job on Willie McCovey’s cap, eh?

  • Ricko | January 21, 2010 at 2:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”373508″][quote comment=”373486″][quote comment=”373441″]Just came across these. A subject that has been discussed here before; not sure if the images have been seen here or not.
    :)

    http://members.cox.n...

    I have several of those in my collection as well. There was also two more strange cards in that set. Glenn Beckett was traded to the Padres from the Cubs and his picture had him in a Cubs uniform. Jerry Morales went the other way and he was wearing a Padres uniform with Chicago Cubs on the card.[/quote]

    I love these. Remember ’em vividly but unfortunately don’t have any left from childhood. Gotta love that typical masterful airbrush job on Willie McCovey’s cap, eh?[/quote]

    I miss that early era of Padre unis…even the all-golds.
    That color combination was just so much their own in MLB.
    Good, bad or otherwise, it WAS the Padres.

    —Ricko

  • Jeff_D | January 21, 2010 at 2:48 pm |

    I just found this website that sells jerseys for less than $30.
    http://www.antyjerse...
    The amount of “engrish” in the “About Us” section makes me a little wary of ordering something from them. Has anybody had any experience with this company? I’m guessing it’s overseas somewhere and the jerseys are probably sweatshop knock-offs.

  • Jet | January 21, 2010 at 2:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”373507″]My nominees for the teams about which even people who consider themselves Sports Fans are most likely to say,
    “Oh, yeah, that’s right…they DO have a team, don’t they.”

    Atlanta Thrashers

    those are two that seem to have about the lowest profiles).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I hope they keep that low profile. They have had some of the worst jerseys ever, with nauseating colors. The Flames entered the NHL in 1972 with classy unis and kept them unchanged throughout their tenure in the south. But things were different then…\

    -Jet

  • JoeS | January 21, 2010 at 2:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”373510″]I just found this website that sells jerseys for less than $30.
    http://www.antyjerse...
    The amount of “engrish” in the “About Us” section makes me a little wary of ordering something from them. Has anybody had any experience with this company? I’m guessing it’s overseas somewhere and the jerseys are probably sweatshop knock-offs.[/quote]
    If you have no moral qualms about knock-off jerseys, then you don’t have much to lose (other than being concerned about giving them your credit card info). Here’s some of their fine work: a Favre Jets throwback (Titans of NY) listed as a Packers jersey: http://www.antyjerse...

  • Hott Rodd | January 21, 2010 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”373512″][quote comment=”373510″]I just found this website that sells jerseys for less than $30.
    http://www.antyjerse...
    The amount of “engrish” in the “About Us” section makes me a little wary of ordering something from them. Has anybody had any experience with this company? I’m guessing it’s overseas somewhere and the jerseys are probably sweatshop knock-offs.[/quote]
    If you have no moral qualms about knock-off jerseys, then you don’t have much to lose (other than being concerned about giving them your credit card info). Here’s some of their fine work: a Favre Jets throwback (Titans of NY) listed as a Packers jersey: http://www.antyjerse...

    and favre is mispelled in the link..

  • leon | January 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”373507″]My nominees for the teams about which even people who consider themselves Sports Fans are most likely to say,
    “Oh, yeah, that’s right…they DO have a team, don’t they.”

    Atlanta Thrashers
    Carolina Bobcats

    (Obviously, it’s is an individual thing, but to me those are two that seem to have about the lowest profiles).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Add Minnesota Timberwolves to that list.

  • Giancarlo | January 21, 2010 at 3:13 pm |

    By the way, I think the first non-white person to bring a lawsuit against the new basketball league will have a slam-dunk case.

  • MPowers1634 | January 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”373402″]Speaking of the DEEP FREEZE…
    I’ll post this again in case anyone missed it.

    DEEP FREEZE Schedule of Events
    * = Non-Specific Events (Improvisation WILL be involved)

    ————————————————-

    Friday, January 22…

    * Breakfast

    Noonish: Meet on Lake Nokomis / US National Pond Hockey Championships
    Outdoor spectating and unique-sweater appreciation
    http://www.uspondhoc...

    3-ish: “Bonspiel” Curling Tournament (St. Paul Winter Carnival)
    Come watch curling, for another kind of sweater-consciousness
    http://stpaulcurling...
    Click on “01/22/10 Winter Carnival Bonspiel” to right.

    * 5:30-8:00: “Open Time” (touch football? broom hockey? Might be too dark by then)

    * Dinner

    8:00-???: UW Gathering at Grumpys
    http://www.grumpys-b...
    1111 Washington Ave., near Metrodome
    (LRT’s Metrodome stop)

    ————————————————

    Saturday, January 23…

    * Breakfast

    10-ish: Meet at Lake Minnetonka (at Maynard’s?) / North American Pond Hockey Championship
    Check out the OTHER Pond Hockey Tourney.
    http://www.pondhocke...

    Noon-2:30: Back to Lake Nokomis / US National Pond Hockey Championships
    In case we just can’t get enough (Hey, it IS “Hockey Day in Minnesota”)
    http://www.uspondhoc...

    * 2:30-5:00: Touch Football near hotel? (If not played Friday)

    * 5:00: U of Minnesota Hockey vs. St. Cloud State
    Mariucci Arena, U of M

    * 8:00: Minnesota Wild vs. Columbus Blue Jackets
    Excel Energy Center, downtown St. Paul

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Who are you kidding…you”ll all be taking naps from 2:30 to 5.

    I just can’t wait to hear that this turned into The Hangover 2.

  • MPowers1634 | January 21, 2010 at 3:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”373514″][quote comment=”373507″]My nominees for the teams about which even people who consider themselves Sports Fans are most likely to say,
    “Oh, yeah, that’s right…they DO have a team, don’t they.”

    Atlanta Thrashers
    Carolina Bobcats

    (Obviously, it’s is an individual thing, but to me those are two that seem to have about the lowest profiles).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Add Minnesota Timberwolves to that list.[/quote]
    Columbus Blue Jackets

  • Ricko | January 21, 2010 at 3:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”373514″][quote comment=”373507″]My nominees for the teams about which even people who consider themselves Sports Fans are most likely to say,
    “Oh, yeah, that’s right…they DO have a team, don’t they.”

    Atlanta Thrashers
    Carolina Bobcats

    (Obviously, it’s is an individual thing, but to me those are two that seem to have about the lowest profiles).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Add Minnesota Timberwolves to that list.[/quote]

    I can believe it. Certainly lately, anyway, with Garnett being gone for a while now.

    Impossible to get a feel for your local teams’ national profiles.

    And I wasn’t wasn’t making a joke, or being a smartass, or trying to insult anyone’s teams, was just thinking that some pro teams seem to get precious little national mention…not much beyond their scores and a highlight package…and just keep keepin’ on. That’s all.

    I imagine a lot of casual “fans” might have said the same thing about the Tampa Devil Rays there for a while (when they still WERE the Devil Rays).

    —Ricko

  • Bob Loblaw | January 21, 2010 at 3:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”373498″][quote comment=”373480″]the Rockets need to revert to the ketchup/mustards, Other teams that should revert to 70’s or 80’s wear: Hawks, Suns, Knicks, Sixers, Bullets (yes, I still call ’em the bullets), Kings and Nets![/quote]

    I agree! You forgot one, though…
    http://www.toptenz.n...
    I rate this a better Nugs look. Issel/Jones/Thompson & co. circa 75-76.
    sweet prospector look.

  • JoeS | January 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”373514″][quote comment=”373507″]My nominees for the teams about which even people who consider themselves Sports Fans are most likely to say,
    “Oh, yeah, that’s right…they DO have a team, don’t they.”

    Atlanta Thrashers
    Carolina Bobcats

    (Obviously, it’s is an individual thing, but to me those are two that seem to have about the lowest profiles).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Add Minnesota Timberwolves to that list.[/quote]

    I live in Minneapolis and on his radio show this morning Dan Patrick was interviewing Sidney Rice and asked, “Do you think after the season is over that you could play for the Timberwolves?” My first thought was, “Who?… Oh right, the NBA team here.”

  • Hott Rodd | January 21, 2010 at 3:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”373515″]By the way, I think the first non-white person to bring a lawsuit against the new basketball league will have a slam-dunk case.[/quote]

    That’s assuming it even gets off the ground..

  • Geeman | January 21, 2010 at 3:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”373520″][quote comment=”373514″][quote comment=”373507″]My nominees for the teams about which even people who consider themselves Sports Fans are most likely to say,
    “Oh, yeah, that’s right…they DO have a team, don’t they.”

    Atlanta Thrashers
    Carolina Bobcats

    (Obviously, it’s is an individual thing, but to me those are two that seem to have about the lowest profiles).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Add Minnesota Timberwolves to that list.[/quote]

    I live in Minneapolis and on his radio show this morning Dan Patrick was interviewing Sidney Rice and asked, “Do you think after the season is over that you could play for the Timberwolves?” My first thought was, “Who?… Oh right, the NBA team here.”[/quote]

    It’s actually the Charlotte Bobcats, which proves your point.

  • Geeman | January 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”373509″][quote comment=”373508″][quote comment=”373486″][quote comment=”373441″]Just came across these. A subject that has been discussed here before; not sure if the images have been seen here or not.
    :)

    http://members.cox.n...

    I have several of those in my collection as well. There was also two more strange cards in that set. Glenn Beckett was traded to the Padres from the Cubs and his picture had him in a Cubs uniform. Jerry Morales went the other way and he was wearing a Padres uniform with Chicago Cubs on the card.[/quote]

    I love these. Remember ’em vividly but unfortunately don’t have any left from childhood. Gotta love that typical masterful airbrush job on Willie McCovey’s cap, eh?[/quote]

    I miss that early era of Padre unis…even the all-golds.
    That color combination was just so much their own in MLB.
    Good, bad or otherwise, it WAS the Padres.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    The ’84 tacos weren’t a bad set, all things considering.

  • Bob Loblaw | January 21, 2010 at 3:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”373507″]My nominees for the teams about which even people who consider themselves Sports Fans are most likely to say,
    “Oh, yeah, that’s right…they DO have a team, don’t they.”

    Atlanta Thrashers
    Carolina Bobcats

    (Obviously, it’s is an individual thing, but to me those are two that seem to have about the lowest profiles).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Phoenix Coyotes
    Minnesota Wolves
    NY Islanders
    Detroit Lions
    Rutgers Mens’ Basketball.

  • aflfan | January 21, 2010 at 3:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”373508″][quote comment=”373486″][quote comment=”373441″]Just came across these. A subject that has been discussed here before; not sure if the images have been seen here or not.
    :)

    http://members.cox.n...

    I have several of those in my collection as well. There was also two more strange cards in that set. Glenn Beckett was traded to the Padres from the Cubs and his picture had him in a Cubs uniform. Jerry Morales went the other way and he was wearing a Padres uniform with Chicago Cubs on the card.[/quote]

    I love these. Remember ’em vividly but unfortunately don’t have any left from childhood. Gotta love that typical masterful airbrush job on Willie McCovey’s cap, eh?[/quote]

    Yep, I still have my complete 74 set.

  • Bob Loblaw | January 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”373519″][quote comment=”373498″][quote comment=”373480″]the Rockets need to revert to the ketchup/mustards, Other teams that should revert to 70’s or 80’s wear: Hawks, Suns, Knicks, Sixers, Bullets (yes, I still call ’em the bullets), Kings and Nets![/quote]

    I agree! You forgot one, though…
    http://www.toptenz.n...
    I rate this a better Nugs look. Issel/Jones/Thompson & co. circa 75-76.
    sweet prospector look.[/quote]
    http://www.flickr.co...

  • scott | January 21, 2010 at 3:42 pm |

    Thoughts of Sparty’s new logo?:

    http://blog.mlive.co...

  • Chip | January 21, 2010 at 3:45 pm |

    Speaking of Twitter, I just got a message from The Jays feed with a quote from New Era SVP Gerry Matos – “The new BP Caps continue to be a combination of great style and great performance.”

  • Bob Loblaw | January 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”373527″]Thoughts of Sparty’s new logo?:

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    The logo redesign is “the result of a two-year collaboration between MSU Athletics and a team of top designers from Nike.”

    ****sigh****

  • Matt Hayes | January 21, 2010 at 3:48 pm |

    Michigan State is apparently unveiling a new logo in April. As a Michigan State fan, I feel the anticipated logo is a huge downgrade.

    http://blog.mlive.co...

  • Matt Hayes | January 21, 2010 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=\”373529\”][quote comment=\”373527\”]Thoughts of Sparty\’s new logo?:

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    The logo redesign is \”the result of a two-year collaboration between MSU Athletics and a team of top designers from Nike.\”

    ****sigh****[/quote]

    Looks like I was a little late

  • JoeS | January 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”373527″]Thoughts of Sparty’s new logo?:

    http://blog.mlive.co...
    As an alum, I must say that I whole-heartedly disagree with this change. It certainly could have been worse, but it is definitely a downgrade.

  • Phil | January 21, 2010 at 3:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”373527″]Thoughts of Sparty’s new logo?:

    http://blog.mlive.co...
    I’m a die hard Spartan fan, and while that’s never been my favorite Sparty logo, it’s a lot better than the proposed new one. Two years of working with Nike and they come up with that clunker.

  • Daniel | January 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm |

    Does anyone happen to have pictures of when the recent Milwaukee Brewers did a throwback to the 1982 Brewers by wearing the V neck style pullover uniforms during the 2007 season? Just curious to see how they pulled off the look. As memory serves, it was baggy. Very very baggy.

    At BrewCrewBall, we’re having a vote and discussion on unis, as it is our 4oth season in Milwaukee:

    http://www.brewcrewb...

  • Geeman | January 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”373524″][quote comment=”373507″]My nominees for the teams about which even people who consider themselves Sports Fans are most likely to say,
    “Oh, yeah, that’s right…they DO have a team, don’t they.”

    Atlanta Thrashers
    Carolina Bobcats

    (Obviously, it’s is an individual thing, but to me those are two that seem to have about the lowest profiles).

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Phoenix Coyotes
    Minnesota Wolves
    NY Islanders
    Detroit Lions
    Rutgers Mens’ Basketball.[/quote]

    Overreach on the Isles (four straight NHL titles in ’80s), the Lions (great history), and Rutgers (’76 Final Four and undefeated regular season).

  • JoeS | January 21, 2010 at 4:09 pm |

    Fox 9 Sports in Minneapolis is tweeting that the St. Paul Saints are taking “Saints” out of their name this week in support of the Vikings. http://twitpic.com/z...
    Funny stuff.
    http://twitter.com/F...

  • Daniel | January 21, 2010 at 4:17 pm |

    Speaking of which, did the Brewers release a promotional 40th Anniversary logo, or is this something that’ll be on unis:

    http://www.fox6now.c...

  • matt in cleveland | January 21, 2010 at 4:32 pm |

    [quote comment=\”373527\”]Thoughts of Sparty\’s new logo?:

    http://blog.mlive.co...
    question is are they totally redoing the uni’s or just a slight change?

  • Squiddie | January 21, 2010 at 4:34 pm |

    Speaking of Fox 9 Sports, anyone see the story that accompanied this photo of Swarm players with hockey gear?

    http://twitpic.com/x...

  • JoeS | January 21, 2010 at 4:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”373538″][quote comment=\”373527\”]Thoughts of Sparty\’s new logo?:

    http://blog.mlive.co...
    question is are they totally redoing the uni’s or just a slight change?[/quote]
    My guess (especially from the logo) is that it is a minor tweak. The article says, “Swain … would not go into detail about … whether the change would entail a switch from the school’s color scheme of green and white.”
    Come on, how is that even a question? There is NO WAY they would switch from green and white. You could be anywhere on campus and yell, “GO GREEN!” and somebody will respond with “GO WHITE!” Not even at a sporting event, just a normal Tuesday afternoon.

  • Marty | January 21, 2010 at 5:04 pm |

    It’s a “comprehensive brand and identity project” for MSU

    http://statenews.com...

  • thom d | January 21, 2010 at 5:12 pm |

    note to the Orioles guy: Kevin Millwood wore #34 in most places he pitched in his career including the Tribe and the Phils

  • Johnny O | January 21, 2010 at 5:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”373534″]Does anyone happen to have pictures of when the recent Milwaukee Brewers did a throwback to the 1982 Brewers by wearing the V neck style pullover uniforms during the 2007 season? Just curious to see how they pulled off the look. As memory serves, it was baggy. Very very baggy.

    At BrewCrewBall, we’re having a vote and discussion on unis, as it is our 4oth season in Milwaukee:

    http://www.brewcrewb...

    Whoah nelly. Took me a while but I got them for you. Game was Aug. 14, 2007 against the Cards. Crew got their butts kicked:
    http://www.jsonline....

    P.S. Love your site. I am on it constantly.

  • Johnny O | January 21, 2010 at 5:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”373543″][quote comment=”373534″]Does anyone happen to have pictures of when the recent Milwaukee Brewers did a throwback to the 1982 Brewers by wearing the V neck style pullover uniforms during the 2007 season? Just curious to see how they pulled off the look. As memory serves, it was baggy. Very very baggy.

    Here is a better picture:
    http://yogibrewer.ml...

    At BrewCrewBall, we’re having a vote and discussion on unis, as it is our 4oth season in Milwaukee:

    http://www.brewcrewb...

    Whoah nelly. Took me a while but I got them for you. Game was Aug. 14, 2007 against the Cards. Crew got their butts kicked:
    http://www.jsonline....

    P.S. Love your site. I am on it constantly.[/quote]

  • Johnny O | January 21, 2010 at 5:31 pm |

    Messed that up. Here is a better picture from that retro game:
    http://yogibrewer.ml...

  • leon | January 21, 2010 at 5:31 pm |

    Re: Bobsled uni malfunction.

    Did anyone measure the Arctic Oscillation Index at that event?

  • Kevin Z. | January 21, 2010 at 6:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”373505″]

    Post of the day, Kevin! Well, my day at least…

    -Jet[/quote]

    I do what I can Jet!

  • FormerDirtDart | January 21, 2010 at 7:29 pm |

    I know they’re just Pro Bowl unis, but damn Reebok! Talk about ugly.
    http://www.nflshop.c...
    I guess they could have been worse, could have been “stretchies”

  • jeff from detroit | January 21, 2010 at 7:58 pm |

    [quote comment=\”373443\”]Just wondering if the twitter feed will alert to page 2 stories like it does for the daily post?

    Also, speaking of twitter, if anyone else that is on here uses, please let me know your handle and i can get you on the twitter list I\’m maintaining.[/quote]

    kek,

    my twitter handle is @thenewthomas

  • Johnny O | January 21, 2010 at 8:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”373494″][quote comment=”373487″]There’s an error in that Brewers Blog article… the Brewers were wearing an M cap in ’97-’99 with a new vertically arched script & phased out the Motre Bame cap logo.[/quote]

    Yeah, that was discussed yesterday when the article came out. I have put an e-mail in to the marketing people at the Brewers in hopes to get it resolved.[/quote]

    Update right from the Brewers:

    Hi John,

    “Thank you for your email. Yes, the cap that will be worn for our retro 90’s game will be the “M” from that time.”

    I don’t know if they will change it on the website, but they are planning on wearing the year-appropriate cap.

  • Patrick in MI | January 21, 2010 at 8:29 pm |

    I keep looking at that Mich State logo expecting to see a hidden swoosh in there somewhere. It’s not a very good logo, I hope they don’t use it.

    So what happens to UW when both Paul and Phil are AWOL? Does the site go on hiatus or is there an autopilot of sorts?

  • The Jeff | January 21, 2010 at 8:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”373521″][quote comment=”373515″]By the way, I think the first non-white person to bring a lawsuit against the new basketball league will have a slam-dunk case.[/quote]

    That’s assuming it even gets off the ground..[/quote]

    It won’t get very far off the ground. White men can’t jump.

  • FormerDirtDart | January 21, 2010 at 8:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”373553″][quote comment=”373521″][quote comment=”373515″]By the way, I think the first non-white person to bring a lawsuit against the new basketball league will have a slam-dunk case.[/quote]

    That’s assuming it even gets off the ground..[/quote]

    It won’t get very far off the ground. White men can’t jump.[/quote]
    It does take a lot of effort to jump very high while wearing the leagues official shoe
    http://www.cloggs.co...

  • JimV19 | January 21, 2010 at 9:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”373552″]I keep looking at that Mich State logo expecting to see a hidden swoosh in there somewhere. It’s not a very good logo, I hope they don’t use it.

    So what happens to UW when both Paul and Phil are AWOL? Does the site go on hiatus or is there an autopilot of sorts?[/quote]

    Don’t know what Paul has for tomorrow, but Phil already has the weekend posts done. Shouldn’t be much different than any other weekend.

  • matt in cleveland | January 21, 2010 at 9:23 pm |

    cavs in “kinda” throwbacks which are nice but then there is this gem
    quote comment=”373549″]I know they’re just Pro Bowl unis, but damn Reebok! Talk about ugly.
    http://www.nflshop.c...
    I guess they could have been worse, could have been “stretchies”[/quote]
    no it will be worse some will be stretchies to prove how fast and light they are. those are god awful it looks like some 3rd grade school girl just threw stars,glitter, and elmers glue at a jersey, but what do you expect its weebok!!!!
    ?what all star “game” uni is worse nba or nfl?
    and what is the deal with having to have shadow stars on every crap “all star” uni

  • JimV19 | January 21, 2010 at 9:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”373529″][quote comment=”373527″]Thoughts of Sparty’s new logo?:

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    The logo redesign is “the result of a two-year collaboration between MSU Athletics and a team of top designers from Nike.”

    ****sigh****[/quote]

    Man, I’d love to have a two-year gig like that. I can imagine my work log:

    “Day 1 – Colored in the part between the helmet and the headdress, added a few notches, gave the eyehole a scowl. Project completed.

    Day 2 – Slept in, went to lunch with MSU execs, talked to Mr. Knight on the phone, ordered pizza, watched a game and went to bed.

    Days 3 through 730 – See Day 2.”

  • JimV19 | January 21, 2010 at 9:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”373526″][quote comment=”373519″][quote comment=”373498″][quote comment=”373480″]the Rockets need to revert to the ketchup/mustards, Other teams that should revert to 70’s or 80’s wear: Hawks, Suns, Knicks, Sixers, Bullets (yes, I still call ’em the bullets), Kings and Nets![/quote]

    I agree! You forgot one, though…
    http://www.toptenz.n...
    I rate this a better Nugs look. Issel/Jones/Thompson & co. circa 75-76.
    sweet prospector look.[/quote]
    http://www.flickr.co...

    That’s a good one, too.

  • JimV19 | January 21, 2010 at 9:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”373556″]cavs in “kinda” throwbacks which are nice[/quote]

    Yep.
    http://a.espncdn.com...

  • Johnny O | January 21, 2010 at 9:43 pm |

    Did we miss that yesterday was the 14 year anniversary of the FoxTrax for the NHL?

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

  • JimV19 | January 21, 2010 at 9:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”373556″]?what all star “game” uni is worse nba or nfl?[/quote]

    NFL’s. Don’t like that “white on one side, color on the other side” stuff. Either go color vs. color or don’t. You can’t please The Jeff and Ricko all in the same game.

  • JimV19 | January 21, 2010 at 10:20 pm |

    What, no reports from poolside? Figured someone from the Deep Freeze would have checked in by now…

  • Bob Loblaw | January 21, 2010 at 10:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”373557″][quote comment=”373529″][quote comment=”373527″]Thoughts of Sparty’s new logo?:

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    The logo redesign is “the result of a two-year collaboration between MSU Athletics and a team of top designers from Nike.”

    ****sigh****[/quote]

    Man, I’d love to have a two-year gig like that. I can imagine my work log:

    “Day 1 – Colored in the part between the helmet and the headdress, added a few notches, gave the eyehole a scowl. Project completed.

    Day 2 – Slept in, went to lunch with MSU execs, talked to Mr. Knight on the phone, ordered pizza, watched a game and went to bed.

    Days 3 through 730 – See Day 2.”[/quote]
    Jim, if you need an assistant, give me a shout— I could use a gig like that too. Not that my day job takes me away from this site much. :)

  • Bob Loblaw | January 21, 2010 at 10:26 pm |

    There’s no updates because those guys are too tanked up to even text,twitter or type in an update.

    they’re a 1/3 of the way thru a 30 pub crawl. :)

  • JimV19 | January 21, 2010 at 10:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”373563″][quote comment=”373557″][quote comment=”373529″][quote comment=”373527″]Thoughts of Sparty’s new logo?:

    http://blog.mlive.co...

    The logo redesign is “the result of a two-year collaboration between MSU Athletics and a team of top designers from Nike.”

    ****sigh****[/quote]

    Man, I’d love to have a two-year gig like that. I can imagine my work log:

    “Day 1 – Colored in the part between the helmet and the headdress, added a few notches, gave the eyehole a scowl. Project completed.

    Day 2 – Slept in, went to lunch with MSU execs, talked to Mr. Knight on the phone, ordered pizza, watched a game and went to bed.

    Days 3 through 730 – See Day 2.”[/quote]
    Jim, if you need an assistant, give me a shout— I could use a gig like that too. Not that my day job takes me away from this site much. :)[/quote]

    Yeah, an assistant would be cool. We could get the job done in a year and a half, then have time to take a well-deserved vacation…

  • Johnny O | January 21, 2010 at 10:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”373562″]What, no reports from poolside? Figured someone from the Deep Freeze would have checked in by now…[/quote]

    Being so close in Southern Wisconsin, I REALLY feel like I should be in ‘Sota. However, logistically it wouldn’t work out for me this weekend.

    I want lots of pics and updates. And if anyone is heading home after this weekend and wants to stop by Madison or Milwaukee… let me know!

  • aflfan | January 21, 2010 at 10:56 pm |

    See the Michigan State redo. It is another day I am so glad Michigan isn’t in the nike camp. Knowing nike they would have had their colors changed from maize and blue and the winged helmet would be gone.

    On a different note, I was watching the Showtime documentary Havard beat Yale 29-29. I really loved the Havard and Yale uniforms in that game. Havard’s helmets with the TV numbers just beautiful.

  • coachsixstring | January 21, 2010 at 11:12 pm |

    Color-on-color in the Central Hockey League tonight as the Missouri Mavericks hosted the Allen Americans (both expansion teams this year).

    http://cssuniwork.sh...

  • Mr. Fights | January 21, 2010 at 11:38 pm |

    I’m a junior at the Academy of Art and we just received university accreditation and a D2 NCAA sports program about three years ago. I played for the baseball team the first year of its existence and it consisted of a lot of broken promises – mostly by our AD, Jamie Williams, former NFL tight end.

    The Academy of Art is the largest (and on of the richest) land-owner in the city of San Francisco, with several buildings around the city used for dorms and classrooms. We pay several thousands per semester in tuition and can’t even get decent uniforms – they SUCK royally. You’d think, being an art school, this kind of thing wouldn’t fly, but you’d be wrong. Our mascot is The Urban Knights (lame). We have a hard enough time being taken seriously by other schools being art school athletes, but what makes it worse is the God-awful unis and logo.

    http://www.academyar...

  • Fro | January 22, 2010 at 12:32 am |

    [quote comment=”373512″][quote comment=”373510″]I just found this website that sells jerseys for less than $30.
    http://www.antyjerse...
    The amount of “engrish” in the “About Us” section makes me a little wary of ordering something from them. Has anybody had any experience with this company? I’m guessing it’s overseas somewhere and the jerseys are probably sweatshop knock-offs.[/quote]
    If you have no moral qualms about knock-off jerseys, then you don’t have much to lose (other than being concerned about giving them your credit card info). Here’s some of their fine work: a Favre Jets throwback (Titans of NY) listed as a Packers jersey: http://www.antyjerse...

    also noticed that they have a peyton manning super bowl jersey? how? it looks pretty real in the photo did they just add a patch to the jersey or what? and it has a captain patch i didnt even know you could buy a jersey like that. Are these serious knock offs or is the super bowl predetermined?

  • The Jeff | January 22, 2010 at 6:58 am |

    [quote comment=”373561″][quote comment=”373556″]?what all star “game” uni is worse nba or nfl?[/quote]

    NFL’s. Don’t like that “white on one side, color on the other side” stuff. Either go color vs. color or don’t. You can’t please The Jeff and Ricko all in the same game.[/quote]

    Yeah those are pretty much a big fail in my book. Depending on the player orientation you’ve got red vs white, blue vs white, red vs blue or white vs white. That’s just confusing.