Fields (& Logos) of Dreams

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By Phil Hecken, with Jim Vilk and Michael Malinowski

With Super Bowl Sunday only mere hours away, we’ll kick off Super Bowl weekend with a look back at the fields and logos of the past games. Today, I’m joined by Jim “I’d wear that” Vilk, and Michael Malinowski, better known by his nom-de-post MEMAL. Jim will begin the show with a look back at the past Super Bowl fields, since each offers an unique snapshot of the most important game of the football season, and Michael will give his take on the logos of the past, and, in rather Vilkensian fashion, offer up a “Top 10 and 5 Worst” list of past Super Bowl Logos.

Jim has won the toss, and elected to receive, and Michael will start the second half:

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Fields Of Dreams
By Jim Vilk

From its very beginnings, the Super Bowl has been a spectacle — the ultimate “look at me” event from “the ultimate team game.” Everything is bigger at the big game … well, the field is the same size, but it’s always been done up quite nicely, thank you. For those of us who enjoy the aesthetics of athletic uniforms, here is what hopefully will be an equally enjoying look at the fields of Super Bowls past.

It all started in January of 1967, with the AFL/NFL Championship Game at the LA Coliseum. The “Grand Old Lady” was tarted up for the affair with endzones painted with the Packers and Chiefs’ names and colors, and their respective league logos on each side of the names. At midfield was a football with a crown on it, with “1967” printed above the crown, and “NFL–AFL” printed on the crown. Also, for this Super Bowl only, there were yard-line numbers printed every five yards instead of every ten.

For the next two years, the Orange Bowl hosted the game. The endzones now had team logos on the left side of the names and league logos on the right. As for the midfield, in Super Bowl II, the Packers and Raiders’ helmets faced each other at the 45-yard lines. In Super Bowl III there was a Super Bowl trophy inside a blue rectangle. These two midfield designs merged the following year in Super Bowl IV, but it was hard to see in the mud at Tulane Stadium.

With the AFL merging into the NFL, there came more field changes for the next Big Game. The new artificial turf at the Orange Bowl had the trophy with “Super Bowl V” painted at midfield, while the colored endzones now featured team logos on the left of the names and either AFC or NFC logos on the right. For VI and VII, the trophy at midfield was replaced with the NFL logo.

Super Bowl VIII saw one more change — helmets were now painted in the endzones on either side of the names. The left one looked just like the team helmet, but the right one had the conference logo in place of the team logo. This endzone style would remain unchanged for the next 22 years. In Super Bowl IX, the only difference was the league ruling that season which moved the goalposts from the goal lines to the end lines.

Starting with Super Bowl X, there has always been a logo of some sorts between midfield and the goal lines. With kickoffs then at the 35-yard line, there was a small NFL-like shield at that point with an X in it. The next year, the shield had “Super” on top of “XI” over “Bowl.” The twelfth game featured the same type of logo, only in the Broncos and Cowboys’ team colors.

Each Super Bowl has its own logo, but it was never shown on the field until Big Game number XIII. The following year, the logo was painted inside a white football at the 35. Then a great peace settled upon the land, for the fields were designed the same way for the next eight years. The white footballs were not used for XXIII and XXIV — just the logos.

For the 25th Super Bowl (at this point I got a little tired of the Roman numerals thing, so I will just use numbers now), they put the game logo at midfield and the NFL logo at each 35. If you squint you can see that in this photo. Games 26, 27 and 28 reverted to the style of games 23 and 24. Game number 29 saw two changes — kickoffs were moved back to the 30, so the game logos followed, and the NFL’s 75th anniversary logo was placed at midfield. In Super Bowl 30, the NFL logo returned to midfield and the game logos were at each 30-yard line.

After more than two decades, the NFL decided to shake up the Super Bowl’s field design. Games 31 through 36 saw the game logo moved to midfield, team helmets now faced each other from the 30-yard lines and the endzones featured conference logos to the left of the names and the NFL logo on the right. For Super Bowl 37 the helmets were moved to the 25, even though kickoffs are still from the 30 — probably a symmetry decision more than anything else. Not content to stay with this design, In games 38 and 39 the NFL logo returned to midfield, the game logo was painted at each 25, team helmets went back to the left side of the endzones and conference logos filled the right side.

For the last four Super Bowls there have been no helmets painted on the field, breaking a 32-year trend. The NFL and game logos stayed in place from the previous year. In games 40 and 41, however, team logos were painted on the left side of the endzone and conference logos with a grayish background were painted on the right. For games 42 and 43, the grayish background was removed.

As we have seen over the years, there have been many ways to show off the playing fields that show off the two best teams in the NFL. I’d like to know what your favorite design was. Personally, my favorite was the style from games 14-22…until they came up with the design from games 31-37. Maybe bring back those yard-line numbers for every five yards as well? That would be…well…super, don’t you think?

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Logo-a-GoGo
By Michael Malinowski

As everyone endures the nonstop media blitz that Super Bowl weekend has become, you will be certain to see this logo everywhere the next two days. Some will be preparing for a party, some will be preparing to party and others will be reflecting back on Super Bowls past and recounting the tales of magnificent triumphs and glorious defeats. As uniform aficionado’s and observers of the finer, non-athletic details of the games, some of us will find ourselves focusing on other aspects of past Super Bowls. One thing I have grown fond of lately is the Super Bowl logo itself.

There was something about the balance and symmetry, the large and imposing size of the XL of Super Bowl 40’s logo that seemed to add some kind of added importance and prestige to the game that managed to dump an extra bucket of butterflies into the stomach of this Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Strangely, though, I found those extra butterflies to be absent last year when the Steelers returned to the big game. Could it have something to do with this lamer, not as imposing and intimidating of a Super Bowl logo? I certainly saw it all around Pittsburgh and on the television as much, but it didn’t have the same affect on me as SB 40’s did.

This year, I remember thinking to myself when I saw the logo for SB 44, “Are you serious?” The letters and numbers look like those plastic, blow up, freestanding advertising signs you would see sitting on one of those parking lot island dividers outside of the stadium advertising a radio station or something.

Today I am going to exhibit my list of the top ten best and 5 worst Super Bowl logos in Super Bowl (SB)chronological order. I’m making my determinations according to originality, design, reflection of the location the game and how it uses the Roman numerals. I am also leaving the game out as a determinant for my logos since sentimentality can get in the way of objectivity. Another thing to note, the first twelve SB logos(with the exception of one) don’t have much to them. Of course, the SB was young then and still growing in popularity, so we can understand just why not as much artistic focus was put on these logos. Because of that, I’m basically excluding them from either list since they would fall in the middle anyways. Alright, enjoy the article and for sharing your own thoughts as well!

Top Ten

Super Bowl III: This logo is simple, like most of the first twelve logos are, but the simple addition of stars in the letters add so much more character, which is lacking early in SB logo history. Another big factor to the inclusion of this logo is that I feel this logo could be(dare I say it) reused in the future. Think about it…invert the colors to white letters with appropriately colored stars….update the roman numerals and maybe make them black…you could even outline the whole logo in a symbol of the host city (rose, peach, bridge) and Voila! The NFL just saved itself some thousand dollars.

Super Bowl XX: Like the logo for SB 3, the style of this logo could be replicated again in the future to make another timeless logo, especially if it’s played in New Orleans. That is because, in one of my favorite elements of any SB logo, the outline of the logo almost mimics the outline of the Superdome(save the bottom) itself, a subtle reminder of where the game was played. I tried to look up and see if this was intentional or if I am just imagining things but I didn’t find anything.

Super Bowl XXVII: Beautiful. That’s all you need to say about this logo. Its elements are simple and stylish, the colors are beautiful and the effect is tremendous. This logo looks as though it borrowed a shield logo of the Rose Bowl for its own use, though one doesn’t actually exist. For the designer to compliment the location of this game in such a way with the logo pays a tremendous amount of respect to that hallowed facility. It’s a shame the NFL rules forbid playing games in cities that don’t have NFL teams, so until a team moves to LA we won’t be seeing any more beautiful rose adorned Super Bowl logos.

Super Bowl XXVIII: Can you feel the southern style emanating from this logo? There’s just something about those letters flowing slowly on the light blue ribbon (note how it kind of looks like a blue ribbon from a fair?) that feels laid back. And just like the rose for the Rose Bowl, the peach tells us all the location of the game so simply that those who had forgotten now instantly can recall without another hint.

Super Bowl XXX: The colors. Just by looking at those colors you can tell that this game was going to be played in the southwest. Overall, the logo is bold and balanced and those Xs just look so strong and, dare I say it, prickly like a cactus?

Super Bowl XXXI: Like the SB logo that proceeded it, the colors! There was no doubt when you saw those Mardi Gras colors where this game would be played. The logo looks festive, yet I feel an intensity when I look at the X’s of the logo. Perhaps some subliminal messaging towards death (Xs in the eyes of cartoon characters)?

Super Bowl XXXII: The logo that started the tradition of affixing logos to the jerseys picture for any big game that we see everywhere today, this is probably one of the most original logos. To a casual viewer the letters seem kind of abstract, but that helps them to really pop out at the viewer’s eyes! I am not sure if it was the intent of the designer to have the compass points allude to the naval base, but the overall effect is great.

Super Bowl XXXIII: I remember the first time I played Grand Theft Auto-Vice City. I stole a hot looking car and started to cruise down at night time while Billie Jean played over the radio in front of all the hotels with the neon’s all a glow. I just had a feeling I was in Miami and that something great was going to happen, and that feeling of excited anticipation is a character that I’ve found is not easy to achieve through look alone for a SB logo.

Super Bowl XXXVIII: Houston: The Space Town: Home of the Eighth Wonder of the World. The bold roman numerals allude to something grand, while the letters for the Super Bowl look as though they were stolen from Space Invaders. Add that Saturn-eqsue (the planet) ring and you got yourself a space themed logo! The whole logo itself is balanced and looked great on the team’s uniforms.picture

Super Bowl XL: I liked this logo even before the Steelers made it there for the reasons I mentioned previously.

Five Worst

Super Bowl XXI: This makes the list because I feel that there is a mismatch of styles that doesn’t work and the layout of the elements doesn’t help. Three things specifically that turn me off about it are: 1. The blocky rose. The Rose Bowl’s symbol isn’t treated very well here, it’s all block and abstract and make it look like the ugliest rose I have ever seen. Now, the Super Bowl font mimics it and helps to complement the style, however… 2. I don’t like how “Super Bowl” covers up the rose and where it’s located. Also… 3. The Roman numerals don’t match the style of the other two elements. This makes the logo feel unbalanced and if it had been designed to look like the same kind of font style as the rose and the word “Super Bowl” it would have better complimented the logo as a whole. Good idea, just missed excellence with a few details.

Super Bowl XXIX: I understand that Florida is the Sunshine State and that’s why a sun is peeking over the Roman numerals, but the colors are just ATROCIOUS.

Super Bowl XLI: This logo is not only very plain, but they also included an end zone pylon, which is the last thing anybody thinks of when they think of the game of football. I like the curve on the bottle of the Roman numerals, but overall this logo needs something more.

Super Bowl XLII: Remember how awesome SB 30’s colors were? Well, these designers decided to do the exact opposite with the SB logo when it returned in Arizona. Maybe those from the southwest might relate to those colors better than someone from Pittsburgh does, but to me they ruin what otherwise is a good design (I really dig how those shooting stars create an upper and lower border for the Roman numbers).

Super Bowl XLIV: For all the previously mentioned reasons, plus, not to be crude, but can’t you kind of see someone giving you the “red eye”? Yucky.

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Thank you both, gentlemen. Quite an impressive look at the fields and logos of the Super Bowl. What will next year’s logo look like? Will it even compare to some of the beautiful logos that have gone before? Well, if first impressions are anything, the answer is decidedly “meh”. That’s our first glimpse at next year’s logo, for the game to be played in Jerry Jones’ new palace. It’s being described as a “simple, monochromatic design featuring the Lombardi trophy.” If you know me at all, I like simple design, but when “monochromatic” and “football” are used in the sentence, it’s generally not a good thing. But wait, it gets better worse. When separated from the “host city base”, the logo alone looks like this (which is good). It’s a nice image.

But the NFL has embarked on their “genius” logo move by declaring, for all intents and purposes, that the design seen above will remain a constant for the next several Super Bowls. Starting with Super Bowl XLV, the template of all Super Bowl logos will virtually remain the same. The only differences from year to year will be the stadium backdrop and the Roman numerals for the game. So for Super Bowl XLV, Cowboys Stadium is featured and “XLV” signifying the forty-fifth Super Bowl game. The next game, to be played in Lucas Oil Stadium, will feature the identical logo only with some kind of graphic representation of that Stadium.

Several readers remarked in Thursday’s comments that the design of the logo is a bit cumbersome, and will make for an either large or awkward jersey patch, and likely both. While there are good years and bad years for color schemes and such clashing with the uniforms, this may actually eliminate that problem — but at what cost? While I find the patch completely unnecessary, it’s become an unavoidable uniform accoutrement now, and we can look forward to at least the next few Super Bowl jerseys all having basically the same treatment. To use Paul’s favorite “Is it good or stupid” test, I wouldn’t say it’s completely stupid, but on the sliding scale (good being on the left and stupid being on the right) — this one trends Republican.

So how will the “patch” look on a uni? If they go with the typical “square” patch, probably not very good. However, should the NFL braintrust actually use the “outline” of the trophy with the Roman numeral designation? It might not look too bad. I would expect to see this on the uniform of the NFC representative next season.

However, knowing the NFL, it’s just their way of telling us what they think of us fans — and now they’ve just taken the next logical step — right?

What say you, Uni Watchers? Did you have a favorite logo or a favorite field? What do you think of Michael’s ratings? Is next year (and beyond) a pass or a fail?

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blackhawks winThe NHL White Jersey Poll Results are in, and I’m now joined by UW Pollster extraordinaire James Huening who is here to bring you the rundown. Any surprises? About what you thought? Did the “Original Six” score, well, in the top six? Let’s find out. Here’s James:

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It will probably come as no surprise to most of you that the six highest scores went to the Original Six. They were, in order:

1) Chicago Blackhawks
2) Montreal Canadiens
3) Detroit Red Wings
4) Boston Bruins
5) New York Rangers
6) Toronto Maple Leafs.

Rounding out the top ten were:

7) New Jersey Devils
8) Philadelphia Flyers
9) Vancouver Canucks
10) Washington Capitals

Also, the Blackhawks were named most often as best uniform and the Canadiens did not receive a single vote for worst.

What about the other end of the spectrum? For the NFL surveys, Buffalo earned the dubious distinction of having the worst home AND road uniforms. Could the Sabres suffer a similar fate?

The bottom five looks like this:

26) Florida Panthers
27) Anaheim Ducks
28) Buffalo Sabres
29) Nashville Predators
30) Atlanta Thrashers

So the Buffalo three-peat was not to be.

The Thrashers collected the most nominations for worst uniform as well. The Ducks were not chosen by anyone as having the best.

One thing I noticed in these results was that there seemed to be a disproportionate number of Blackhawks fans that responded. It made me wonder if that skewed the results at all, so I threw out the votes from Hawks fans and recalculated the numbers to see if it made a difference. As it turns out, the results were virtually unchanged.

As for the burning question of whether white should be worn at home, a whopping 53% said yes, the home team should wear white. 29% felt that it should be the home team’s decision as to what color to wear. Only 14% felt that the home team should always wear dark jerseys. As for the remaining 4%, the general consensus is that white jerseys should be worn at home for half of the season and dark jerseys for the other half.

Once again, thanks to all of you who took the time to vote and thanks to Adam Walter for putting the data in a user-friendly PDF, which can be found here.

Also, if you’d like to see the raw data, you can download the file as either an Excel spreadsheet or comma-delimted text.

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uni tweaks headerBack again with a full batch of Uniform Tweaks, Concepts and Revisions today. Taking a look at all sports from here on out, so, if you have a tweak, change or concept for any sport, send them my way.

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Starting off this week’s show is Ronnie Poore, who has a look at the Patriots, Cowboys and Chargers:

What if the Patriots went retro, except with blue jerseys?!

What about a Cowboys alternate with a silver jersey and white pants?!

Chargers with gold pants.

Chargers with powder blue pants.

Ronnie Poore

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Next up is Ryan Bowman, who, with spring just around the corner, has some Colorado Rockies tweaks:

Phil–

After working tediously on a tweak for the official contest, I fear I may have become addicted to uniform tweaking. If there’s some kind of 12-step program for such people, please let me know as soon as possible.

Haven’t the slightest clue what gave me the urge to do this, but I believe I was inspired when someone posted in the comments yesterday about how abysmal the Colorado Rockies’ uniforms look. Being of like mind and inspired to help, I think I’ve created a much more distinguished set for the Rockies without even modifying the color scheme at all. (I know keeping purple would make Paul very happy.)

The new home uniform is a derivative of the pinstriped vest with the “CR” insignia the Rockies have worn as an alternate previously. Probably the most notable change is that insignia. I modified it so that the C is purple and the R is silver. It really stands out and creates a cool, almost interlocking feature. That same insignia appears in modified form on the hat, with a purple bill. This is the only hat provided; it’s for both home and road games.

The home uniform still has pinstripes, but they’re black pinstripes; no more purple pinstripes. On the back, the only major change is that the player name and number are now purple outlined in silver; they used to be black with silver.

The pinstripes are (finally!) gone from the road uniform, and the team name now appears in similar fashion to the previous home uniform. The mark “ROCKIES” is in purple, outlined in silver, but the R in Rockies is still in silver, as it is in the new cap insignia. I thought that would make for a rather unique and interesting road uniform — so many teams really give nothing unique or special when it comes to the road set.

Last, and quite possibly most important…mandatory stirrups. :) Two images attached; first image is the proposal, and the second is a comparison between the proposal and last year’s set.

Once again, thanks for everything you do for the site. Seriously, look into that 12-step thing. :P

Ryan Bowman

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Closing down the show today we have the one and only Rick Pearson, who has put together many of the tweaks he’s attempted all season long:

No redesigns here. Just honest-to-god tweaks.

SAINTS. Standardize the gold (preferably more the real old gold of the original Saints, not the Vegas gold shown here) and add white to the pants stripes. And lose the black pants. Look like a frickin’ ballet class, which women notice, but the players don’t seem to see. Go figure.

BILLS. They want to wear navy, that’s obvious. Okay, but ditch the navy pants because they make ‘em look like they work at Valvoline Oil Change. Deep six all the yokes and side panels, all that gingerbread, bumper sticker stuff. Go with a “super graphic” on the shoulders (same size as helmet logo).

BENGALS. Bye-bye black pants and jerseys. A Bengal Tiger is an orange and white animal with black stripes…and no one in NFL uses orange as their primary jersey anymore. Stop beating us over the head with the tiger stripes. Leave ‘em on the helmet and shoulders as signature elements. This look would, finally, separate them from the Browns, too.

VIKINGS. The side panels mask the “Viking horn” suggestion on the shoulders. Get rid of ‘em. Pants panels are disjointed and relate to nothing.

REDSKINS. Go back to Super Bowl look. White shoes. Stop farting around with combinations. No monochrome, no leotard. White high socks with the burgundy pants.

PACKERS. Lose the striped neck trim. It’s just too much of a good thing.

JETS. Fix the shoulder panels. It isn’t that tough. Just look at a Namath era jersey and try to come a bit closer to it. I’d like to see the green pants go away, but can live with ‘em (just not the mono green). Don’t mind the white socks with white jerseys and pants. Kinda old school. And, since only they and the Bears do it, not like it’s a look that’s running rampant through the league.

TEXANS. Shoulder stripe/loop so small almost might as well not be there. Go for the full-on USC arch. And lose the red pants. Please? Texans threatening to become the Oregon of the NFL. Not a good idea. NFL doesn’t need an Oregon. In college is kinda fun and funky. In the pros is comical.

COLTS, COWBOYS, 49ERS. Go back to stripes on socks (2 white on Colts & Cowboys, 3 on Niners). There is no expanse of blue or red on their unis that goes without some interface with white numbers or trim. Except socks, which are a huge mass (glob?) of color. Particularly evident when wearing white jerseys. Maybe white shoes for Niners, too.

LIONS. Five words: Barry Sanders. No blue pants.

BROWNS: I’ll be a smartass on this one. Didn’t address truncation, disappearing sleeves, etc., cuz apparently can’t fight City Hall.

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Well — there you have it. Another set of Uni Tweaks. Keep them coming. You know what to do. Send ‘em in.

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benchies headerWhen “The Pump” goes bad, part the next. Here’s Rick:

Speed, if we’re unaccustomed to it, is both exhilarating and frightening. Especially when created by unexpected developments. But for that moment or so, there IS that wonderful rush.

Here’s your Saturday Benchies.

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scoreboardGuess The Game From The Scoreboard: Despite today being an article on the Super Bowl, today’s scoreboard deals with a different sport. Of course, that will be fairly apparent the second you click on the link. Kinda ties in my team and my “new favorite” team, at least after the Deep Freeze. Ready? Guess The Game From The Scoreboard. Date, location and final score, please, and be sure to link to your answer. And, as always, if you enjoy the game, please send me some new scoreboards! Drop me a line. Thanks!

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mailBagAnd some more hockey news/questions comes to me via the Email Bag, this one from Timothy Tryjankowski, who writes:

In the NHL the pro-jersey has a neat shoe string for a neck lace…It is about 12 inches long…and hardly anybody ties it

Yet, when you buy a replica jersey the strings hang so long…about 20 inches…and look foolish.

Now try and find/buy a 12 inch athletic shoe lace…I can’t find any.

So the question is ..why? Why would Reebok make one jersey with a players lace..yet the replica jersey looks…well dumb.

Thanks for the question, Tim. Any hockey guys want to take a shot at the answer? Think there’s a market out there for guys who buy a replica jersey and want to replace the 20″ lace with at 12″ one?

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Well, that’s going to put a nice shoelace on this post. Hope you enjoyed the beginning of the pre-Super Bowl festivities — back tomorrow with another round of uni goodness to prep you for the Big Game.

Everyone have a great Saturday.

 

130 comments to Fields (& Logos) of Dreams

  • Kurt Allen | February 6, 2010 at 7:27 am |

    It took a long time for the NFL to change the end zone design, it had the outdated double-bar (QB) facemask through SB29, XXX finally updated to more modern facemasks.
    What I thought was the reason the game logos moved to the 25-yard line actually dates back to the NFL 75th anniversary, when the diamond logos were put on the 30-yard line. Kickers started slipping on the paint (supposedly), so they started putting the anniversary logo near the sideline – and led to the trend of putting team or special-occasion logos on the 25.
    One other detail, Super Bowl VI marked the first-time the teams respective script/woodmark appeared in the end zones.
    The Dolphins end zone had always been in aqua, but I believe it changed to orange for SB XIX (it’s been 25 years since the Phins have been in this thing???

  • The Jeff | February 6, 2010 at 7:31 am |

    I’m nowhere close to done reading the page yet… but I have to point out that the Superbowl II field used the wrong Raiders logo on the helmet.

  • MEMAL | February 6, 2010 at 8:12 am |

    Rick: Good tweak ideas. I like how you tried to maintain the original intent of some of those unis. I definitely like the Texans idea. Also, great attempt with the Bills and that’s about as close to what they have that I think would work.

  • Marc | February 6, 2010 at 8:57 am |

    I knew the image of the guy flipping the bird was coming, but part of me was hoping and expecting the shot of Rex Ryan dropping the bomb on us.

  • Oakville Endive | February 6, 2010 at 8:59 am |

    On Ricko’s tweaks – I particularly like the Vikings – that shoulder stripe needs to stand out (as Ricko says) – which is what this tweak does. I wish they would dull the finish on their helmet – and tone down the purple shade on their jersey – football is a tough sport – the look should match.

    The Saints as discussed last weekend – would be another little tweak that does a lot.

    The pants Ricko suggesting on the Bengals white uni – are the BC Lions current pants – it’s OK – but would prefer white pants

  • JTH | February 6, 2010 at 9:01 am |

    OK, fellas, I’m not gonna lie. I don’t really have time to read the full post yet so I’ll have to come back later to check everything out.

    As for the tweaks/redesigns, today’s is a good crop from the three Rs…

    Ronnie: I like the blue Pats, but I think the sock and pants stripes need to be blue/red/blue. And here’s a crazy idea that just might work for the Chargers. How about white pants with the white jerseys?

    Ryan: I’d say keep the Rockies’ current cap as-is. I think that’d look great with your redesigned unis.

    Ricko: I don’t think I’m on board with the giant sleeve logos for the Bills, but I definitely agree with the vast majority of your tweaks. I’d say, in addition to the Packers losing the collar stripes, they should also be on the list of teams that need to bring back striped socks. And despite Paul & Phil’s insistence that the Jets are wearing the wrong socks, I like that look, too. And since the Bears only wore the solid whites on the road once all year, it’s a look the Jets pretty much had all to themselves this season.

  • Patrick in MI | February 6, 2010 at 9:22 am |

    Regarding the Super B…err…Big Game played at Reliant Stadium. Were the giant stars in the lower bowl seating specifically for the game or is/was that a normal thing? Seems sort of heretical for stars to be in Houston, especially on the blue seating. Looks too Cowboy-esque.
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    I think the XLV logo would be fine if they lopped off the trophy/stadium part on top. It would be somewhat throwback-ish, very simple yet bold. To keep the current conference theme, you could add a blue and red star to each side of the Super Bowl wordmark.

  • Sluttyness | February 6, 2010 at 9:25 am |

    Holy flippin’ crud! I have to admit that blue Patriots throwback got me a little wet downstairs. I’ve got problems though.

  • Bernard | February 6, 2010 at 9:51 am |

    [quote] Super Bowl XXXII: The logo that started the tradition of affixing logos to the jerseys picture for any big game that we see everywhere today, this is probably one of the most original logos. To a casual viewer the letters seem kind of abstract, but that helps them to really pop out at the viewer’s eyes! I am not sure if it was the intent of the designer to have the compass points allude to the naval base, but the overall effect is great. [/quote]

    Perhaps I’m stating the obvious here, but aren’t the Roman numerals styled to look like nautical flags? I’m sure the whole thing was designed as a nod to San Diego’s maritime culture/history.

  • Bernard | February 6, 2010 at 9:52 am |

    How the hell did I quote myself? I suck.

  • Andy Bruinewoud | February 6, 2010 at 9:58 am |

    Nothing is more frustrating to a fan than being forced to wear a god-awful logo when you want to get commemorative merchandise. As a Colts fan, I couldn’t buy anything to celebrate Super Bowl XLI because of that stupid pylon (seriously, a pylon?). And when they win tomorrow, I’ve got to deal with the giant inflatable bright-orange goalposts.

    It almost makes me look forward to the standardized logo … too bad it’s so damn boring. And as much as I can see it working for Cowboys Stadium or the Superdome, I don’t see it working for Joe Robbie or Jack Murphy.

  • leon | February 6, 2010 at 10:20 am |

    Nice job on the fields and logos gentlemen. If I may opine on a couple of the logos, I believe this one:
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    was also inspired by Native American textiles, and this one:
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    was intended to remind us of stamped-out metal.

  • Ray Barrington | February 6, 2010 at 10:21 am |

    A request – does anybody have any shots of the end zones in SB II? I\’m wondering if the Packers end zone logo was the G from the helmet or the football player-and-state that was their logo at the time.

  • Ryan B. | February 6, 2010 at 10:25 am |

    Ryan: I’d say keep the Rockies’ current cap as-is. I think that’d look great with your redesigned unis.

    I considered that, but then there’d be nothing purple on that hat. (I acknowledge that to be considered “not a bad thing” by several UWers. :P) My thought was that, after the Diamondbacks’ redesign in 2007, Colorado was left as the only team with purple in its color scheme, and they should embrace that and run with it. Thanks for the feedback though!

    The Dolphins end zone had always been in aqua, but I believe it changed to orange for SB XIX (it’s been 25 years since the Phins have been in this thing???

    Don’t remind me… :(

  • leon | February 6, 2010 at 10:31 am |

    None of my III favorite logos made it to either the Top X or V worst.

    http://upload.wikime...

    http://upload.wikime...

    http://upload.wikime...

    Just something about these I like.
    :)

  • LI Phil | February 6, 2010 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”376464″]Just something about these I like.
    :)[/quote]

    have you hailed?

    btw…didn’t two of those come after strike seasons?

  • Matt Fedorka | February 6, 2010 at 10:47 am |

    There is a Facebook fan group (because every aspect of life has to have one) in protest of the standardized Super Bowl logo. I didn’t make it, but maybe someone should make one with more info… ?

    http://www.facebook....

    The logo sucks. Logos for major events should never be standardized. Especially when you know where the event is taking place ahead of time. Just another example of Roger Goodell turning the NFL into the No Fun League.

  • Matt Fedorka | February 6, 2010 at 10:50 am |

    By the way, the new logo also looks like a hidden phallic symbol…

  • The Jeff | February 6, 2010 at 10:55 am |

    [quote comment=”376462″]A request – does anybody have any shots of the end zones in SB II? I\’m wondering if the Packers end zone logo was the G from the helmet or the football player-and-state that was their logo at the time.[/quote]

    I may have something in a couple hours. I’ve got a highlight video downloading, but it’s stuck at 97.5 percent right now.

  • Matt Fedorka | February 6, 2010 at 11:02 am |

    Oops the address to the group didn’t transfer…

    here

    If this doesn\’t work, the fan group is called \”Against the standardizing of the Super Bowl logo\” so you can search it if you have to.

  • DenverGregg | February 6, 2010 at 11:05 am |

    I generally agree with Memal’s takes, with a couple significant exceptions.

    Creme de la creme would be: XXXIII, XXXII, XX, XXX, XIX.

    SB XXXIX had the worst logo, as befits its location.

    FYI all logos on one page here.

  • LI Phil | February 6, 2010 at 11:06 am |

    not the endzones, but the midfield logos for SB II

    “A workman puts the finishing touches on two large painted football helmets in the center of the Orange Bowl at Miami, Jan. 12, 1968. One is for the Oakland Raiders and the other for the Green Bay Packers who meet in January 14 at Super Bowl II.”

  • Johnny O | February 6, 2010 at 11:08 am |

    Rare non-Wisconsin post for me, so maybe I am late to this party…but has anyone discussed the Twins wearing their stadium patch on their cap for this season?

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

  • leon | February 6, 2010 at 11:09 am |

    [quote comment=”376465″][quote comment=”376464″]Just something about these I like.
    :)[/quote]

    have you hailed?

    btw…didn’t two of those come after strike seasons?[/quote]
    Looking forward to 2011: too bad the North Texas big game will have already taken place. Imagine the juicy ironies!

  • Bob A | February 6, 2010 at 11:13 am |

    [quote comment=\”376456\”]Regarding the Super B…err…Big Game played at Reliant Stadium. Were the giant stars in the lower bowl seating specifically for the game or is/was that a normal thing? Seems sort of heretical for stars to be in Houston, especially on the blue seating. Looks too Cowboy-esque.
    [/quote]
    Those are not part of the standard Texans game set-up. I never noticed them, but when I got into Reliant that day the place was already close to full.

    Gallery of Super Bowl rings (a few of them anyway) is here. I sure like the Bucs ring.

  • Bob A | February 6, 2010 at 11:15 am |

    Don’t know what the “moderated” tag is from but I was referring to Patrick’s question about the stars in the seating area at the SB in Houston. (post #7)

  • Kevin Z. | February 6, 2010 at 11:16 am |

    Nice work Ronnie Poole. I really like the gold and the powder blue pants for the Chargers. Usually I am in the gold helmet with gold pants camp, but for some reason I think it works with white helmet, gold pants for SD. I’ve come around to dig the Titans light blue pants and I think your Chargers design looks just as good (maybe better with the absence of the huge blue panels on the Titans’ shoulders).

  • Jet | February 6, 2010 at 11:36 am |

    This is crazy… but the current Super Bowl logo reminds me of that PC game from the 90’s – Castle Wolfenstein – it looks like if you lean against one of the letters it will slide backwards to reveal a hidden passageway. I expect to see a Nazi soldier appear around the corner of the logo and start firing at me…

    -Jet

  • timmy b | February 6, 2010 at 11:38 am |

    Super stuff on the super bowl fields, guys.
    Kudos.

    Just askin’…with one of the widespread monster snowstorms of our time happening as I write, any chance tomorrow’s SB will have the highest TV ratings ever???

  • dc | February 6, 2010 at 11:40 am |

    Super Bowl XXXII is evoking this nautical communication system.

    http://www.yachtclub...

    So I think the compass points are also intentional. Clever device but not “most original”

  • Sarran | February 6, 2010 at 11:41 am |

    [quote comment=”376467″]By the way, the new logo also looks like a hidden phallic symbol…[/quote]
    Beat me to it. It sure does

  • Jordan Sogn | February 6, 2010 at 11:43 am |

    Great write up today fellas…I always look forward to how the fields/courts look in bowl games, Super Bowls, & NCAA tournaments.

    Cheers.

  • mmwatkin | February 6, 2010 at 11:51 am |

    I would love it if they did one half of the field to match the home field of one team, and the other to match the home field of other team.

  • Elliott | February 6, 2010 at 11:58 am |

    i’m no designer, but most people on here are…is anybody up for a little photoshopping to try to create what super bowl 46’s logo would be? just add an I and place indy’s stadium in the back, could anyone do that? for good measure, 47 is at the superdome

  • Ricko | February 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm |

    JTH said…

    I’d say, in addition to the Packers losing the collar stripes, they should also be on the list of teams that need to bring back striped socks.”

    Yup, I was remiss in not mentioning the Packers in that regard. Browns, too. Both might give some though to returning to striped socks. In Browns case, with brown jerseys and with white jerseys, too (after they ditch the Mr. Hanky pants, that is). I know, I know, would be mono white, but they have considerable history of wearing that look.

    Yes, gold pants look good on the Chargers. Sure did on Lance Alworth…
    http://imagecache5.a...

    —Ricko

  • Giancarlo | February 6, 2010 at 12:07 pm |

    The Cleveland Browns of 1946-1955 were the most dominant pro football franchise in history. They played in 10 championships in 10 years, which were also their first 10 years of existence. They returned to the Championship Game a couple of more times, in ’57 and ’64. When they accomplished all of this they wore predominantly an all-white uniform. With this legacy I am mystified as to why their all-white look has not become one of those iconic NFL unis that “thou shalt not mess with,” the way it is with the Steelers’, Packers’, and Cowboys’ famous looks. By comparison, how have the Browns done in orange pants? How have they done in brown pants? Why not try black pants or green pants?

  • Mark K | February 6, 2010 at 12:15 pm |

    For the 25th Super Bowl (at this point I got a little tired of the Roman numerals thing, so I will just use numbers now), they put the game logo at midfield and the NFL logo at each 35. If you squint you can see that in this photo.

    If you squint really really hard you can see me on there too!

  • Ricko | February 6, 2010 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”376485″]The Cleveland Browns of 1946-1955 were the most dominant pro football franchise in history. They played in 10 championships in 10 years, which were also their first 10 years of existence. They returned to the Championship Game a couple of more times, in ’57 and ’64. When they accomplished all of this they wore predominantly an all-white uniform. With this legacy I am mystified as to why their all-white look has not become one of those iconic NFL unis that “thou shalt not mess with,” the way it is with the Steelers’, Packers’, and Cowboys’ famous looks. By comparison, how have the Browns done in orange pants? How have they done in brown pants? Why not try black pants or green pants?[/quote]

    What he said.

    Bitch all you want, white-haters, but this is (or certainly OUGHT to be) about as iconic as an NFL uni can get..
    http://www.cleveland...

    Now, if The Great Mangini would get a handle on that—instead of thinking his team looks better as the UPS drivers of the NFL—it certainly wouldn’t hurt he and Holmgren’s effort to put things back together in Cleveland.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | February 6, 2010 at 12:23 pm |

    Heads up, Pittsburghers…
    STRIKING DISTANCE is on A&E right now.
    Started at the top of the hour.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | February 6, 2010 at 12:27 pm |

    Browns with striped socks at home (just to jog any memories that need it).
    http://1.bp.blogspot...

    —Ricko

  • Flip | February 6, 2010 at 12:29 pm |

    Retro Pats in blue? That’s just frickin’ sweet
    http://farm5.static....

    Cowboys in silver could work with a little white outline http://farm5.static....

  • Johnny O | February 6, 2010 at 12:30 pm |

    Have we come up with the reason why teams in Super Bowl XXV had a jersey patch, but no Super Bowl team before that or after that until Super Bowl XXXII did?

    http://www.sportsmem...

  • concealed78 | February 6, 2010 at 12:46 pm |

    The Colorado Rockies current basic look has been unchanged since 1993. There’s always something really unsatisfying about their look. It looks too generic & the color scheme is too dated. The problem is MLB was destined to have teal & purple teams no matter what given the names, and with a name like Rockies, you’re stuck with purple. I always found the interlocking CR cap clunky & awkward, and a little too obvious with both the regional & nickname initials.

  • JimV19 | February 6, 2010 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”376490″]Retro Pats in blue? That’s just frickin’ sweet
    http://farm5.static....

    I wholeheartedly concur.
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • JTH | February 6, 2010 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”376463″]Ryan: I’d say keep the Rockies’ current cap as-is. I think that’d look great with your redesigned unis.

    I considered that, but then there’d be nothing purple on that hat. (I acknowledge that to be considered “not a bad thing” by several UWers. :P) My thought was that, after the Diamondbacks’ redesign in 2007, Colorado was left as the only team with purple in its color scheme, and they should embrace that and run with it. Thanks for the feedback though![/quote]
    Purple’s fine with me as a color, but I think the squatchee and the purple portion of the logo on the primary cap is the right amount.

  • JimV19 | February 6, 2010 at 12:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”376481″]Great write up today fellas…I always look forward to how the fields/courts look in bowl games, Super Bowls, & NCAA tournaments.

    Cheers.[/quote]

    Thanks. Don’t you think it would make a nice coffee table book if someone did a photo essay on the fields and courts of championship games? I’d buy that…well, at least I’d check it out of the library multiple times.

  • Kris McInnis | February 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm |

    I was spelunking around and found that the Cooperstown Hawkeyes have put up a website, whereas in past few days it had been a dead link from the league’s site. No logo winner yet, judging from how plain the site is, but hopefully it won’t be far behind. I’m really interested in seeing everyone else’s submissions.

  • Komet17 | February 6, 2010 at 1:06 pm |

    Re: the Super Bowl XXXII (San Diego) logo: the main design element to note is not the compass points, but the emulation of signal flags in the X, X, X, and II elements. And, yes, it is a strong shoutout to the multiple navy bases in the area.

  • Kris McInnis | February 6, 2010 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”376496″]I was spelunking around and found that the Cooperstown Hawkeyes have put up a website, whereas in past few days it had been a dead link from the league’s site. No logo winner yet, judging from how plain the site is, but hopefully it won’t be far behind. I’m really interested in seeing everyone else’s submissions.[/quote]

    Oopsie, busted link. In any case, it’s http://www.coopersto....

  • JTH | February 6, 2010 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”376492″]The Colorado Rockies current basic look has been unchanged since 1993. There’s always something really unsatisfying about their look. It looks too generic & the color scheme is too dated. The problem is MLB was destined to have teal & purple teams no matter what given the names, and with a name like Rockies, you’re stuck with purple. I always found the interlocking CR cap clunky & awkward, and a little too obvious with both the regional & nickname initials.[/quote]
    Maybe. But a plain C might just be the hardest letter to make a good logo out of. The wishbone C looks good, but that’s been done to death in baseball.

    I’m sure a lot of people would argue with me, but the Cubs’ C is really bland. The White Sox’ “pigtail” was awful. Same for the Indians’ “caveman” was ridiculous. Their block C is better, but it’s also bland.

    I’m sure there are others I’m overlooking, but aside from the wishbone, the only other decent-looking C logo I can think of is the one the Sox used in 1949 and 50.

  • interlockingtc | February 6, 2010 at 1:39 pm |

    Honestly, I think Super Bowls II through VI had the best looking logos. That there are no references to the host cities is refreshing compared to what followed.

    It’s about the choice of font…and the words. Simple. Strong.

    The event itself is big and loud and overblown as it is. Keep the bells and whistles out of the title.

  • Craig | February 6, 2010 at 1:42 pm |

    Hey – I’m a high school baseball coach and our school used to wear the tequila sunrise jerseys back in the early 80s. We were thinking of having a throwback event to honor an anniversary, but I have no idea where I could find jerseys like that now. Probably just print – because this would be a one-time occasion. Any ideas?

  • Squiddie | February 6, 2010 at 2:02 pm |

    I wonder how to make this sound like one of those Monster Truck ads…

    Cleveland vs. Green Bay in a sea of mud

    Still waiting for more of this set to turn up but it features the Cleveland whites.

    And who doesn’t like a game played in a sea of mud?

  • matt in cleveland | February 6, 2010 at 2:06 pm |

    nice post today… nice stuff on the browns unis god i miss the all whites the god awful brown pants make me miss the butchy years with the orange pants. so for 2010 let us prey we get white & white, brown & white, and brown & orange alt.
    also was watching bbc hd england vs whales rudby and was awsome england had some sweet throwbacks!!!!http://www.scrum.com... was watching no visible swoosh or O2 thing it was there in monochrome to match the jersey but imo these are sweet!!!!

  • matt in cleveland | February 6, 2010 at 2:08 pm |

    try the link again sorryhttp://www.scrum.com/scrum/rugby/gallery/109086.html

  • speterso | February 6, 2010 at 2:10 pm |

    It also seems that team names in the end zones have gotten much smaller over the last few years. Any reason for this?

  • traxel | February 6, 2010 at 2:15 pm |

    Iowa State wearing pink shoes vs. Kansas State right now. ESPN2.

  • traxel | February 6, 2010 at 2:18 pm |

    Ricko, Overall like the tweaks you recommend but I [quote comment=”376506″]Iowa State wearing pink shoes vs. Kansas State right now. ESPN2.[/quote]
    Oh man! Didn’t notice a minute ago, but the ISU letters and numbers are pink too! Yikes!

  • traxel | February 6, 2010 at 2:39 pm |

    Now to finish that thought Ricko….

    It’s hard for me to just simply tweak something needing a full redesign but I like your composure. Here’s my comments on your tweaks:

    Saints: Good. Now lets dump the repetitive helmet logo off the sleeve and go back to the old school stripes.
    Bills: No sleeve logo – back to old school stripes (yes, there is a pattern forming). Change helmet back to white. No blue pants.
    Bengals: Am I the only one that likes the current setup? Fix inconsistancies, no leotard sox (that goes for all teams).
    Vikings: You about have it. 86 the yellow number outline. Point helmet horn up in air more instead of it looking limp.
    Redskins: You got it.
    Packers: Question. Did they go from 5 sleeve stripes to 3 by simply cutting off the sleeves with scissors? Go back to 5 and you got it.
    Jets: Don’t much like truncation but not a big deal here. They are pretty good as is.
    Texans: Good call on the red pants but sleeve stripes need more work. They need to be a real stripe and not just a swipe. Same for USC.
    Colts: Truncation, truncation, truncation. And yes on the socks.
    Cowboys: Change to old school number font. And yes again on the socks.
    49ers and Lions: Yes and yes.
    Browns: Separate the sleeve stripes slightly (see Packers) and dump the brown pants. Not a big fan of your tweaks here. Appreciate the effort though. Maybe they’ll look better on the brown jersey.

  • Matt | February 6, 2010 at 2:47 pm |

    Scoreboard answer here.

  • Flip | February 6, 2010 at 2:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”376507″]Ricko, Overall like the tweaks you recommend but I [quote comment=”376506″]Iowa State wearing pink shoes vs. Kansas State right now. ESPN2.[/quote]
    Oh man! Didn’t notice a minute ago, but the ISU letters and numbers are pink too! Yikes![/quote]
    Don’t like K-State’s black road unis, but purple would really really clash with those pink T-shirts students are wearing on ESPN2

  • James Craven | February 6, 2010 at 3:09 pm |

    As for the uniformity of the Super Bowl logos as of 2011, quoting Joanne Worley on Laugh-In:

    “BOR-ING!”

  • Scott Davis | February 6, 2010 at 3:17 pm |

    Anyone know why the Bruins are wearing their Winter Classic jerseys today?

  • LI Phil | February 6, 2010 at 3:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”376512″]Anyone know why the Bruins are wearing their Winter Classic jerseys today?[/quote]

    because they can?

    not trying to be a smartass, but that’s why these WC jersey’s aren’t special — they should be ONE SHOT DEALS, like the game itself; once they start just plain adding to the number of alternates they can wear, they really ruin the whole uniqueness of the event

    the short and long answer (not the smartass one) is pretty obvious: sweater sales must be down; i can think of no other reason to wear this jersey (other than perhaps player boredom — boofuckinhoo if that’s the reason);

    i don’t see anything *noted* on the schedule, they’re playing the ‘nuks, and the game is on NESN…nothing special there

    if there IS a reason, other than what was mentioned above, i’d love to hear it

  • Mike Hass | February 6, 2010 at 3:42 pm |

    Disagree on XXVIII making the top 10. Love the concept of the Georgia Peach on a blue ribbon, but the execution is horrible. That is about the worst illustration of a peach I’ve ever seen, and the linework on the ribbon is totally sloppy. They should have hired the designer that did XXVII, then it might have been the best Super Bowl logo of all time.

  • aflfan | February 6, 2010 at 3:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”376513″][quote comment=”376512″]Anyone know why the Bruins are wearing their Winter Classic jerseys today?[/quote]

    because they can?

    not trying to be a smartass, but that’s why these WC jersey’s aren’t special — they should be ONE SHOT DEALS, like the game itself; once they start just plain adding to the number of alternates they can wear, they really ruin the whole uniqueness of the event

    the short and long answer (not the smartass one) is pretty obvious: sweater sales must be down; i can think of no other reason to wear this jersey (other than perhaps player boredom — boofuckinhoo if that’s the reason);

    i don’t see anything *noted* on the schedule, they’re playing the ‘nuks, and the game is on NESN…nothing special there

    if there IS a reason, other than what was mentioned above, i’d love to hear it[/quote]

    I agree with you that it is because they can. I almost agree with you that they should be a one shot deal with one exception. The road team at the Winter Classic should be able to wear them ONCE in front of their home crowd. I really like that Detroit did that once last year so their season ticket holders and other fans could see them up close in action.

    I also think the only alternates that should be allowed is real throwbacks.

  • JTH | February 6, 2010 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”376515″][quote comment=”376513″][quote comment=”376512″]Anyone know why the Bruins are wearing their Winter Classic jerseys today?[/quote]

    because they can?

    not trying to be a smartass, but that’s why these WC jersey’s aren’t special — they should be ONE SHOT DEALS, like the game itself; once they start just plain adding to the number of alternates they can wear, they really ruin the whole uniqueness of the event

    the short and long answer (not the smartass one) is pretty obvious: sweater sales must be down; i can think of no other reason to wear this jersey (other than perhaps player boredom — boofuckinhoo if that’s the reason);

    i don’t see anything *noted* on the schedule, they’re playing the ‘nuks, and the game is on NESN…nothing special there

    if there IS a reason, other than what was mentioned above, i’d love to hear it[/quote]

    I agree with you that it is because they can. I almost agree with you that they should be a one shot deal with one exception. The road team at the Winter Classic should be able to wear them ONCE in front of their home crowd. I really like that Detroit did that once last year so their season ticket holders and other fans could see them up close in action.

    I also think the only alternates that should be allowed is real throwbacks.[/quote]
    Just out of curiosity, how do you guys feel about what the Penguins and Blackhawks did? by that I mean that they wore Winter Classic one-shots and then adopted modified versions of them them as their permanent alts the following season.

  • LI Phil | February 6, 2010 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”376516″]Just out of curiosity, how do you guys feel about what the Penguins and Blackhawks did? by that I mean that they wore Winter Classic one-shots and then adopted modified versions of them them as their permanent alts the following season.[/quote]

    i have no problem with that — it was NOT in the same season, and the jersey wasn’t being promoted as a “once only special for the winter classic”

    obviously, the throwback (harkback/fauxback) must be popular and is a welcome look — now, do any teams NEED an alt? of course not, but that horse left the barn a long time ago

  • Jordan Sogn | February 6, 2010 at 3:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”376495″][quote comment=”376481″]Great write up today fellas…I always look forward to how the fields/courts look in bowl games, Super Bowls, & NCAA tournaments.

    Cheers.[/quote]

    Thanks. Don’t you think it would make a nice coffee table book if someone did a photo essay on the fields and courts of championship games? I’d buy that…well, at least I’d check it out of the library multiple times.[/quote]

    That would be a great concept!

  • ScottyM | February 6, 2010 at 4:12 pm |

    Nice entry this weekend! Good work.

    Make no mistake, the SB logo for next year isn’t just bad, it’s pitiful. Just another show of force from the NFL to create a fully antiseptic professional experience. It takes away the character of the host city. Terrific move.

    BTW, nice list of good/bad logos. An underappreciated gem in my book is V. It’s terrific. Brilliant for its time, which is what the SB logo should be … capturing the overall energy of a specific time + place.

    Thanks for ruining that notion NFL.

  • Johnny O | February 6, 2010 at 4:18 pm |

    If you get the Big Ten Network, the Badgers will be playing against Michigan outdoors at Camp Randall Stadium today at 5pmCT.

  • JimV19 | February 6, 2010 at 4:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”376520″]If you get the Big Ten Network, the Badgers will be playing against Michigan outdoors at Camp Randall Stadium today at 5pmCT.[/quote]

    I’m assuming you mean hockey, ’cause I just saw Wisconsin hoopin’ it up at Michigan’s Crisler Arena.

    Before that, CBS showed the latest NFL follies, with some uni mentions of the throwbacks and the neon Seahawks. Then they showed an hour of “Full Color Football.” I taped that show and I’m watching it right now.

  • Stevo | February 6, 2010 at 4:59 pm |

    As a racing fan, I love the SB XL end zone designs. The gray stripes behind the conference logos harken back to the racing stripes you’d see on cars back in the 60’s, and they’re even offest the way the stripes would be on the hood.

  • JimV19 | February 6, 2010 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”376462″]A request – does anybody have any shots of the end zones in SB II? I\’m wondering if the Packers end zone logo was the G from the helmet or the football player-and-state that was their logo at the time.[/quote]

    If anyone with a big HDTV and a DVR recorded “Full Color Football” today on CBS, there was a fleeting shot of the whole field. It started at the Packers endzone, but my VHS tape, played on an SDTV, couldn’t make out what was there.

  • James Hayden | February 6, 2010 at 5:42 pm |

    Great uni-teaks this week! I especially liked
    the Blue Patriots and the Powder Blue Chargers pants too. I agree that if the ‘skins keep their current unis, they should go back to the white shoes (ironically, back in the early 80’s when everybody was wearing white shoes, I thought black shoes would look better – go figure…)

    Full Color Football was on CBS today? Dammit! Unfortunately, all the DC stations have elected to have all day coverage of the “Big-Assed Snow Storm 2010″ (what I’d call it if I was a news director – since if the snow’s ass-deep, it’s a big-assed snow storm!).

  • LarryB | February 6, 2010 at 6:01 pm |

    Nice job today by Jim and Michael.

    As said even though we all enjoy the uniform aspect of sports, the field logos or markings also catch our eyes

  • Jeff Van | February 6, 2010 at 6:09 pm |

    Big Ten Network: Michigan at Wisconsin at Camp randall Stadium, color on color, blue vs. red! And a flyover for a hockey game! Awesome! Go badgers!

  • Kyle@IU | February 6, 2010 at 6:11 pm |

    I have a one-word response to the new Super Bowl design “system”: NO! Therefore, I submit for your approval three designs for SB XLVI in Indianapolis.

    #1. Based on the flag of Indianapolis: SB46 1

    #2. Lightly based on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway “Wing and Wheel” logo using some racing flag colors: SB46 2

    #3. Uses a subliminal representation of the Colts’ horseshoe logo and colors: SB46 3

    What do y’all think?

  • Kyle@IU | February 6, 2010 at 6:14 pm |

    ^^^
    Three designs of my own, I should say. Might as well take credit for the work, even if y’all don’t like it.

  • LarryB | February 6, 2010 at 6:14 pm |

    I do not have many Super Bowl dvds but I did look through some of my dvds for endzones or field logos.

    Here are 4 that I uploaded.

    http://img.photobuck...

    http://img.photobuck...

    http://img.photobuck...
    Super Bowl??

    And I liked this Chiefs logo at midfield.

    http://img.photobuck...

  • aflfan | February 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”376524″]Great uni-teaks this week! I especially liked
    the Blue Patriots and the Powder Blue Chargers pants too. I agree that if the ‘skins keep their current unis, they should go back to the white shoes (ironically, back in the early 80’s when everybody was wearing white shoes, I thought black shoes would look better – go figure…)

    Full Color Football was on CBS today? Dammit! Unfortunately, all the DC stations have elected to have all day coverage of the “Big-Assed Snow Storm 2010″ (what I’d call it if I was a news director – since if the snow’s ass-deep, it’s a big-assed snow storm!).[/quote]

    It thought it was called snowmaggedon.

  • LarryB | February 6, 2010 at 6:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”376502″]I wonder how to make this sound like one of those Monster Truck ads…

    Cleveland vs. Green Bay in a sea of mud

    Still waiting for more of this set to turn up but it features the Cleveland whites.

    And who doesn’t like a game played in a sea of mud?[/quote]

    My parents subcribed to Life in that era. So I have that Browns Packers issue someplace in the basement.

  • KT | February 6, 2010 at 6:30 pm |

    “Super Bowl XXXII: The logo that started the tradition of affixing logos to the jerseys…”

    Both teams wore logo patches on their jerseys in XXV.

  • Johnny O | February 6, 2010 at 6:32 pm |

    Badger netminder Scott Gudmandson appears to be wearing a cut up sock as a touque during the Camp Randall Hockey Classic:

    http://s147.photobuc...

    http://s147.photobuc...

  • LarryB | February 6, 2010 at 6:48 pm |

    Hockey whites. I have said my 2 favorite whites were Detroit and Chicago. The original 6 are the best looking too as the polls stated.

  • SB Lukacs | February 6, 2010 at 6:52 pm |

    THIS is what the NFC rep in XLV will look like!

    http://web.me.com/sl...

  • LI Phil | February 6, 2010 at 7:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”376483″]i’m no designer, but most people on here are…is anybody up for a little photoshopping to try to create what super bowl 46’s logo would be? just add an I and place indy’s stadium in the back, could anyone do that? for good measure, 47 is at the superdome[/quote]

    this is kinda quick & dirty…but…

    something like this for SB XLVI?

  • scott | February 6, 2010 at 7:58 pm |

    I hope the Rockies don’t ditch the pinstripes on their road uniforms. It’s now a unique look.

    And I’m happy to see the Rockies haven’t ever altered their home caps. There’s something to be said for consistency, even if their uniforms have otherwise generally been a mess in recent years.

  • BurghFan | February 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm |

    As a racing fan, I love the SB XL end zone designs. The gray stripes behind the conference logos harken back to the racing stripes you’d see on cars back in the 60’s, and they’re even offest the way the stripes would be on the hood.

    Nice catch.

    And the SUPER BOWL lettering in front of XL in the logo was designed to evoke an odometer. This was made clear with some of the animations on the Jumbotron.

  • Johnny O | February 6, 2010 at 9:10 pm |

    Makes me love the fact that the Packers are the only publicly owned company with a board of directors in American professional sports (although other teams are directly owned by publicly traded companies)

    http://espn.go.com/e...

    Quick background of Packer ownership for those who don’t know:
    http://www.packers.c...

  • The Jeff | February 6, 2010 at 9:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”376468″][quote comment=”376462″]A request – does anybody have any shots of the end zones in SB II? I\’m wondering if the Packers end zone logo was the G from the helmet or the football player-and-state that was their logo at the time.[/quote]

    I may have something in a couple hours. I’ve got a highlight video downloading, but it’s stuck at 97.5 percent right now.[/quote]

    Or not. How a 25 minute video of game footage doesn’t have a single shot of the Packers endzone is beyond me.

  • Ricko | February 6, 2010 at 9:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”376538″]I hope the Rockies don’t ditch the pinstripes on their road uniforms. It’s now a unique look.

    And I’m happy to see the Rockies haven’t ever altered their home caps. There’s something to be said for consistency, even if their uniforms have otherwise generally been a mess in recent years.[/quote]

    I agree. The Rockies unis are nothing terribly unique, but the road pins are now.

    Kind of the other side of my contention that the Twins should have kept their road pins. They’re the ones who brought dark pins on gray roads back to MLB after 50 years or so…and had stuck with them from 1987-2009. Their new roads just put them in the “homogenized” category.

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | February 6, 2010 at 9:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”376542″]Kind of the other side of my contention that the Twins should have kept their road pins. They’re the ones who brought dark pins on gray roads back to MLB after 50 years or so…and had stuck with them from 1987-2009. Their new roads just put them in the “homogenized” category.[/quote]

    i know you love the road pins, so i won’t argue with your point…

    but it’s MHO that pins don’t belong on road unis at all, so while you may feel the twins new roads are “homogenized,” i happen to think they look 100% better

    but that’s just me…YMMV

  • Ricko | February 6, 2010 at 9:39 pm |

    LI Phil said…

    “but it’s MHO that pins don’t belong on road unis at all”

    I liked the “vintage” element of them. Reminded of it whenever I watch EIGHT MEN OUT.

    Speaking of movies, last half hour or so of REMEMBER THE TITANS on the CW right now.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | February 6, 2010 at 9:44 pm |

    Action shot of the N’awlins Hornets’ Mardi Gras unis:
    http://espn-i.starwa...

  • JimV19 | February 6, 2010 at 9:48 pm |

    Yikes, check out the sponsor logos on this Caribbean Series baseball jersey:
    http://espn.go.com/e...

  • aflfan | February 6, 2010 at 9:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”376546″]Yikes, check out the sponsor logos on this Caribbean Series baseball jersey:
    http://espn.go.com/e...

    I was watching them today vs. Dominican Republic. They have two more sponsors on the back. One above the number and one below. They made the Wild red uni’s look good.

  • JimV19 | February 6, 2010 at 9:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”376546″]Yikes, check out the sponsor logos on this Caribbean Series baseball jersey:
    http://espn.go.com/e...

    The umps are in on the action, too:
    http://espn-i.starwa...

  • Ricko | February 6, 2010 at 9:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”376545″]Action shot of the N’awlins Hornets’ Mardi Gras unis:
    http://espn-i.starwa...

    I know a lot of people hate those Hornet unis, but from a design standpoint they’re spot on. They’re supposed to be Mardi Gras, and they’re everything Mardi Gras is: loud, gaudy, full of jewel-colored silks and gold lemay, beaded and brassy, kitchy…and not to be taken at all seriously.

    —Ricko

  • leon | February 6, 2010 at 10:11 pm |

    Can’t wait to hear Emmitt Smith’s HOF speech.

  • JimV19 | February 6, 2010 at 10:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”376550″]Can’t wait to hear Emmitt Smith’s HOF speech.[/quote]

    I’m wondering who’s going to present him – Walt Frazier, or Keith Hernandez?
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • LI Phil | February 6, 2010 at 10:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”376550″]Can’t wait to hear Emmitt Smith’s HOF speech.[/quote]

    can a leopard change his stripes?

  • Marc | February 6, 2010 at 10:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”376501″]Hey – I’m a high school baseball coach and our school used to wear the tequila sunrise jerseys back in the early 80s. We were thinking of having a throwback event to honor an anniversary, but I have no idea where I could find jerseys like that now. Probably just print – because this would be a one-time occasion. Any ideas?[/quote]

    http://ammerathletic...

    At the bottom of the page. Ammer makes the only thing I’ve seen similar to that jersey template. The quality is fantastic. But heads up, it’s also expensive

  • Ricko | February 6, 2010 at 10:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”376551″][quote comment=”376550″]Can’t wait to hear Emmitt Smith’s HOF speech.[/quote]

    I’m wondering who’s going to present him – Walt Frazier, or Keith Hernandez?
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Who was his partner on DANCING WITH STARS?

  • Taxman | February 6, 2010 at 10:35 pm |

    For those suggesting a phallic symbolon the Big Game logo – my wife called my attention to this
    http://www.usfsa.org...

    when watching figure skating a few weekends back. She had to rewind it and hit slow-mo to be sure what she was looking at. When she was zipping through the commercial breaks she would glimpse this “obscene graphic”…

  • Mike Engle | February 6, 2010 at 10:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”376527″]I have a one-word response to the new Super Bowl design “system”: NO! Therefore, I submit for your approval three designs for SB XLVI in Indianapolis.

    #1. Based on the flag of Indianapolis: SB46 1

    #2. Lightly based on the Indianapolis Motor Speedway “Wing and Wheel” logo using some racing flag colors: SB46 2

    #3. Uses a subliminal representation of the Colts’ horseshoe logo and colors: SB46 3

    What do y’all think?[/quote]
    I like #3 more than #2. I don’t like #1 at all: it looks like a curling target.
    I don’t have the energy to do so, but if Indy is getting SB XLVI, why not turn the I into an outline of Indiana? At the risk of being corny, I’m a sucker for geographic elements.

  • leon | February 6, 2010 at 10:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”376551″][quote comment=”376550″]Can’t wait to hear Emmitt Smith’s HOF speech.[/quote]

    I’m wondering who’s going to present him – Walt Frazier, or Keith Hernandez?
    http://www.youtube.c...
    Is Norm Crosby still around?

  • Ricko | February 6, 2010 at 10:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”376555″]For those suggesting a phallic symbolon the Big Game logo – my wife called my attention to this
    http://www.usfsa.org...

    when watching figure skating a few weekends back. She had to rewind it and hit slow-mo to be sure what she was looking at. When she was zipping through the commercial breaks she would glimpse this “obscene graphic”…[/quote]

    Not to mention it doesn’t have very many elements in it or anything. They couldn’t wedge the Spokane zipcode in there, too?

    —Ricko

  • Flip | February 6, 2010 at 10:47 pm |

    Just flipped over to the Michigan State-Illinois game and noticed a sideline shot of Tom Izzo. Is the Spartan on the MSU warm-ups the one that was floated out there and shot down?

    (Warm-ups look like they’re made of suede.)

  • Ricko | February 6, 2010 at 10:54 pm |

    Now ’bout them Mardi Gras Hornets.
    http://farm5.static....
    “I’ve seen that set from Both Sides Now…”

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | February 6, 2010 at 10:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”376554″][quote comment=”376551″][quote comment=”376550″]Can’t wait to hear Emmitt Smith’s HOF speech.[/quote]

    I’m wondering who’s going to present him – Walt Frazier, or Keith Hernandez?
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Who was his partner on DANCING WITH STARS?[/quote]

    Cheryl Burke:
    http://www.youtube.c...
    Had to look, that up, as I’ve never seen that one. I will admit to turning on “So You Think You Can Dance” just to listen to Cat Deeley’s accent:
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Ricko | February 6, 2010 at 11:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”376560″]Now ’bout them Mardi Gras Hornets.
    http://farm5.static....
    “I’ve seen that set from Both Sides Now…”

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Pretty good job of translating this sort of thing…
    http://farm5.static....
    …to an NBA uniform.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | February 6, 2010 at 11:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”376557″][quote comment=”376551″][quote comment=”376550″]Can’t wait to hear Emmitt Smith’s HOF speech.[/quote]

    I’m wondering who’s going to present him – Walt Frazier, or Keith Hernandez?
    http://www.youtube.c...
    Is Norm Crosby still around?[/quote]

    I miss Norm…
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Ricko | February 6, 2010 at 11:04 pm |

    Or, in keeping with certain other Mardi Gras “traditions” they just could have gone topless and worn these…
    http://www.buycostum...

  • Ricko | February 6, 2010 at 11:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”376563″][quote comment=”376557″][quote comment=”376551″][quote comment=”376550″]Can’t wait to hear Emmitt Smith’s HOF speech.[/quote]

    I’m wondering who’s going to present him – Walt Frazier, or Keith Hernandez?
    http://www.youtube.c...
    Is Norm Crosby still around?[/quote]

    I miss Norm…
    http://www.youtube.c...

    I miss him, too.
    Wish I could write those wonderful malaprops that he and Slip Mahoney of The Bowery Boys came up with. There’s a knack to it that just don’t seem to have. Too bad, too, always thought that bit would make for a serious of historically funny and really rememberable radio commercials.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | February 6, 2010 at 11:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”376564″]Or, in keeping with certain other Mardi Gras “traditions” they just could have gone topless and worn these…
    http://www.buycostum...

    Damn. Was gonna order those for Fat Tuesday next year, but they’re out of stock and no longer available.

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | February 6, 2010 at 11:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”376565″][quote comment=”376563″][quote comment=”376557″][quote comment=”376551″][quote comment=”376550″]Can’t wait to hear Emmitt Smith’s HOF speech.[/quote]

    I’m wondering who’s going to present him – Walt Frazier, or Keith Hernandez?
    http://www.youtube.c...
    Is Norm Crosby still around?[/quote]

    I miss Norm…
    http://www.youtube.c...

    I miss him, too.
    Wish I could write those wonderful malaprops that he and Slip Mahoney of The Bowery Boys came up with. There’s a knack to it that just don’t seem to have. Too bad, too, always thought that bit would make for a serious of historically funny and really rememberable radio commercials.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Throw back a few Natural Lights and it may just come to you…naturally.

  • LI Phil | February 6, 2010 at 11:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”376565″]

    I miss him, too.
    Wish I could write those wonderful malaprops that he and Slip Mahoney of The Bowery Boys came up with. There’s a knack to it that just don’t seem to have. Too bad, too, always thought that bit would make for a serious of historically funny and really rememberable radio commercials.
    [/quote]

    well ricko, you seem to have unleased a hornet’s nest

  • RockabillyMike | February 6, 2010 at 11:33 pm |

    Hey everybody. I found another uni I have never seen before. It’s from the Arizona D-Backs in 2000 i believe.

    http://1.bp.blogspot...

    check out the cap! I’ve never ever seen any player where that design before.

    ~Mike~

  • Matt Fedorka | February 6, 2010 at 11:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”376513″][quote comment=”376512″]Anyone know why the Bruins are wearing their Winter Classic jerseys today?[/quote]

    because they can?

    not trying to be a smartass, but that’s why these WC jersey’s aren’t special — they should be ONE SHOT DEALS, like the game itself; once they start just plain adding to the number of alternates they can wear, they really ruin the whole uniqueness of the event

    the short and long answer (not the smartass one) is pretty obvious: sweater sales must be down; i can think of no other reason to wear this jersey (other than perhaps player boredom — boofuckinhoo if that’s the reason);

    i don’t see anything *noted* on the schedule, they’re playing the ‘nuks, and the game is on NESN…nothing special there

    if there IS a reason, other than what was mentioned above, i’d love to hear it[/quote]

    The B’s have been in quite the funk recently. They are on a 10 game losing skid (I think… I really can’t nor want to keep track anymore…), haven’t won at “home” since the Winter Classic at Fenway, and haven’t won at the TD Garden since December 30.

    Today was actually the 2nd time they have worn the Winter Classic jerseys since the Winter Classic, the first time being January 23rd at home against the Senators (they went into that game having lost 3 straight and 6 of their last 7 games).

    Therefore, I think that wearing the jerseys may have something to do with being superstitious and trying to break out of a funk.

    With that said, the Winter Classic jerseys that they have worn since Jan. 1 are not the original ones they wore the first time, as those were sold at auction. Maybe this was a marketing ploy anyways and just happened to come at a time where they were losing.

    On a side note, has anyone else noticed the drastic difference between the brown on the crest/numbers and the brown on the yolk and the rest of the jersey? When I first saw pictures of the jerseys, I thought they were matching a brown crest and numbers with a yellow and BLACK jersey. I later realized it was a dark brown (I think), but it has bothered the crap out of me every time I see them. Strangely, on the replica Winter Classic jerseys, the brown on the crest and yolk is practically identical… it couldn’t be the lighting as I have noticed the brown difference during the games that they have worn the jersey and then seen fans in the crown wearing the replica with the one shade of brown… very strange…

    Here are the 2 jerseys:

    On-ice Winter Classic jersey (with 2 completely different shades of brown… and yes, the different colors of brown show up when you look at game photos as well, not just these early publicity shots)

    Replica Winter Classic jersey (with matching shades of brown)

  • LI Phil | February 6, 2010 at 11:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”376569″]Hey everybody. I found another uni I have never seen before. It’s from the Arizona D-Backs in 2000 i believe.

    http://1.bp.blogspot...

    check out the cap! I’ve never ever seen any player where that design before.

    ~Mike~[/quote]

    interesting — that’s a “combination” of their BP cap from 1999-2000 with their purple alt jersey…probably from a spring training game

  • Matt Fedorka | February 7, 2010 at 12:01 am |

    Wow, I suck at this whole HTML thing. Here are the links to the 2 jerseys I mentioned above:

    On-Ice Winter Classic jersey:
    http://sportsmediane...

    Replica Winter Classic jersey:
    http://product.image...

  • RockabillyMike | February 7, 2010 at 12:14 am |

    hello Mr. Zito!

    http://farm4.static....

  • JTH | February 7, 2010 at 1:02 am |

    [quote comment=”376572″]On-Ice Winter Classic jersey:
    http://sportsmediane...
    [/quote]
    Ain’t no way Tim Thomas ever wore that jersey on the ice. And I’m not just referring to the lack of TV numbers.

  • LI Phil | February 7, 2010 at 1:25 am |

    [quote comment=”376574″][quote comment=”376572″]On-Ice Winter Classic jersey:
    http://sportsmediane...
    [/quote]
    Ain’t no way Tim Thomas ever wore that jersey on the ice. And I’m not just referring to the lack of TV numbers.[/quote]

    hmmmm…here’s tim thomas @ the WC and here is tim thomas modeling the jersey on september 13th

    and here’s the jersey at the official unveiling

  • JTH | February 7, 2010 at 1:35 am |

    [quote comment=”376575″][quote comment=”376574″][quote comment=”376572″]On-Ice Winter Classic jersey:
    http://sportsmediane...
    [/quote]
    Ain’t no way Tim Thomas ever wore that jersey on the ice. And I’m not just referring to the lack of TV numbers.[/quote]

    hmmmm…here’s tim thomas @ the WC and here is tim thomas modeling the jersey on september 13th

    and here’s the jersey at the official unveiling[/quote]
    And this one looks like it might fit this goalie on the ice.

  • Matt Fedorka | February 7, 2010 at 2:03 am |

    [quote comment=”376575″][quote comment=”376574″][quote comment=”376572″]On-Ice Winter Classic jersey:
    http://sportsmediane...
    [/quote]
    Ain’t no way Tim Thomas ever wore that jersey on the ice. And I’m not just referring to the lack of TV numbers.[/quote]

    hmmmm…here’s tim thomas @ the WC and here is tim thomas modeling the jersey on september 13th

    and here’s the jersey at the official unveiling[/quote]

    I found this one and you can see there the distinct “milk chocolate” brown for at least the crest and a “dark chocolate” brown for the jersey itself:
    http://maniacjoe.com...

    This one you can see Blake Wheeler’s numbers are also distinctly a different shade of brown: http://cache.daylife...

    I have not seen the on-ice version of the jersey in person, so I don’t know if the color difference is just how certain light reflects off of the different materials, or if there is indeed a noticeable difference between the colors.

    If you look at the posted pic of Tim Thomas at the WC, you can see a slight difference in the brown colors if you look carefully.

    The same thing with the pic at the unveiling, although that pic happens to be very washed out, but you can see a slight difference yet again if you look carefully.

    The pic of Thomas with the hottie is one where there is no doubt that the colors are different.

    The only thing I can be certain of is that this color issue has bothered the hell out of me ever since they unveiled the jersey. I need some definitive proof one way or the other!

  • mtjaws | February 7, 2010 at 5:09 am |

    It looks like I was one day too early in my comments about the Super Bowl logos. In Friday’s post, I said that I liked the logos for SB 21, 31, 37. I really don’t like SB 10, 15, and 42, but I agree that some have great personality (27, 28, 31). I like the roses, peach, lighthouse, Jax bridge, and Mardi Gras images because they reflect the host city. There have been some terrible ones, but I’ve certainly enjoyed the variety. It’s a shame that the league is taking away all uniqueness with their new universal logo.

    As for the SB fields, I like the ones with the SB logo at midfield, helmets at the 30/25, and team logos in the end zones. And they should definitely NOT have yard markers at every 5 yards. That clutters the field way too much. Compare to this.

    Time for bed now that the dang Space Shuttle isn’t launching. I’m so glad I didn’t drive up for a closer view. Maybe tomorrow night the weather will cooperate.

  • =bg= | February 7, 2010 at 9:30 pm |

    and New Orleans officially goes bananas.