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We Really Need to Find Out Who the Cartoonist Was

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Last Friday I linked to this super-groovy Penguins patch. A few readers sent me links to a few other teams’ patches from the same series, but reader Gordon Fall went above and beyond, determining that the patches were produced for the 1972-73 season and tracking down almost the entire sixteen-team set. I was able to fill in the few remaining blanks that he left out, and the result is that we now have photos of the whole set in one place.

Are they amazing or what? Allow me to point out a few of the finer details:

• I assume the facial hair on the Flames patch was supposed to evoke Southern good-ol’-boy-ism. The irony, of course, is that this guy later became the face of the franchise, so to speak.

• And speaking of a patch prefiguring a team’s iconic look, what about the Habs patch? Note the lace-up collar on the patch, too!

• Stick save, and a beauty! My god, is that total genius or what? (The Isles version isn’t quite as successful, although they get bonus points for the mask.)

• I think it’s safe to say that this qualifies as the Seals’ finest moment. Even if the cartoonist did show the player wearing black skates.

• Interesting that the Blackhawks patch character is a paleface — literally. Note the subtle “Chicago” lettering on his headband.

• Smiling mascots are almost always more fun than snarling, angry, nasty, bad-ass mascots, am I right?

• Odd that they got the Sabres’ colors wrong. Still looks pretty good, though.

And so on. You can see the rest for yourself, right? Right.

Gordon’s research turned up some other info, some of which is quoted here:

• I have not found an official name for the patches so far. The ones offered on eBay are usually called either “All Star Emblems” or “pic a patch.”

• The patches came in two different sizes. The larger, more common version is about four inches high and sewn on tackle twill like a uniform crest. The edges are also sewn in a nice-looking ridge. A plastic backing has been glued on for added strength. The smaller and rarer version is around 2.5 inches high and sewn onto felt with nothing on the border and some plastic mesh on the back (I’d compare it to the sticky mesh put over a drywall hole before patching).

• Another variation seems to be slight differences in manufacturers, as you can see in these two Red Wings patches. Note the distinctions between the lips, the red-to-white ratio on the wings, the trim on the wheels, the way the lettering fills the box sign, and so on.

Want to buy some of these? A bunch of them are available here.

Giveaway Final Call: Today’s the last day to enter your name for the NFL football giveaway. Details here.

ESPN Reminder: In case you missed it yesterday, you can find my latest ESPN column here.

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Shopping Project: For reasons not worth explaining, at least for now, I’m very much in the market for a vintage curling sweater, size 38 or 40. I found this on eBay, which isn’t bad (note the super-cool label/tag), but it’s a little long for me — it’d come down too far below my hips.

So: If anyone knows of a good outlet for vintage curling cardigans, please let me know. Thanks!

Uni Watch News Ticker: Here’s a doozy: The Orioles, like many teams, used to play charity basketball games. Here’s one of their old warm-up shirts! (Amazing find by Bruce Menard.) … More and more people in Buffalo are putting ice rinks in their back yards. … Here’s what the Cubs wore in 1941. But here’s what Cubs pitcher Claude Passeau wore in the 1941 All-Star Game — looks like he wore the home undershirt with the road vest (awesome screen shots by Jeff Spry). … There’s a lot of chatter about UNC wearing this helmet against LSU in the Kickoff Classic, although I haven’t been able to confirm it yet. … The Globetrotters played — and won, of course — on ice the other day. … 150th-anniversary uni for TSV 1860 Munich (with thanks to Jim Westrich). … New alernate cap for Pittsburgh’s new rookie league affiliate, for the Bradenton Marauders (as noted by Bill Barnes). … Cool item at the Chicago Auto Show: a Blackhawks-themed Camaro (with thanks to Michael Gargano). … If you go to the 4:20 mark of this 1963 video clip, you’ll see some great color footage of old Yankee Stadium and the Angels’ old halo-stamped batting helmets. The whole clip is worthwhile, with great old NYC footage (awesome find by Chris Rocco). … New mask for Mike Smith (with thanks to Matt Pesotski). … Chris Ashworth found some odd 1980 video clips of Phillies players shilling for a local TV station’s programming, including Greg Gross for Good Times and Tim McCarver for Welcome Back Kotter (which almost certainly qualifies as the least annoying McCarver footage in existence). … Here’s the USA World Cup home kit (with thanks to Terence Kearns). … Whoa, look at those belt loops! That’s a 1947 Dodgers/Phillies game at Shibe Park. The baserunner is Jackie Robinson, but those belt loops are the real attraction (nice find by Ken Stephon). … Did you know the Pittsburgh Pirates are now calling themselves the “Pirates of the Burgh”? That’s the Buccos’ spring training truck (big thanks to Ryan Connelly). … Here’s another early piece of Jaguars merch with the team’s original prototype logo. Jon Solomonson‘s wife bought it in 1995. … John Moist recently visited Cuba as part of tour put together by Cubaball.com and took a bunch of photos documenting the island’s uniform scene. … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: This week’s Kentucky typo has plenty of precedent (as posted by Jim Vilk). … Of course, typos aren’t limited to Kentucky uniforms (with thanks to Zac Neubauer). … Excellent observation from Mark Springer, who notes that last night’s Cavs/Magic game saw the Magic wearing a throwback design that someone on the Cavs — namely Shaq — had previously worn. I’m sure this isn’t the first time this has happened, but I can’t think of any other instances. Anyone..? … “I am a University of Houston student and we have a great Hall of Honor, ” writes Bobby Malvaez. “I stopped in the other day and decided it was time to take pictures of the various warm-up suits and programs from UH athletics.” … Rob Leavell pointed me toward this faaascinating article on dazzle camouflage, which was used for battle ships during World War I. Imagine if the Padres went with that kind of camo uniform! … The White Sox are expected to announce that they’ll retire Frank Thomas’s number today.

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By far the best thing linked on this site today: A month or so ago I mentioned a 16-minute animated movie called Logorama, which looked intriguing. The film has now been nominated for an Oscar, and reader Steven Winner has informed me that it’s available for viewing on the web. Let me put this as simply as possible: It is TOTAL FREAKIN’ GENIUS. Once you see it the first time, you’ll want to watch it several more times to catch all the little references you might have missed (I’m currently on my third viewing, and counting). Easily the best 16 minutes you’ll spend today — trust me. Shit, it’s been taken down. Dang. Try it here.

 

158 comments to We Really Need to Find Out Who the Cartoonist Was

  • Steve | February 12, 2010 at 8:27 am |

    Logorama:
    This video either has been removed from Facebook or is not visible due to privacy settings.

  • willie | February 12, 2010 at 8:35 am |

    The NHL patches are great. Bring em back, Bettman! The logo film is the bomb, as well.

  • Marc M. | February 12, 2010 at 8:35 am |

    “The White Sox are expected to announce that they’ll retire Frank Thomas’s number today.”

    Then in September they will uncerimoniously unretire it when they sign former Mets pitcher Joe Smith for the pennant drive.

  • WFY | February 12, 2010 at 8:41 am |

    The Cowboys end zones had white facemasks for years. In Super Bowl XIII the Steelers end zone had a gray facemask too.

  • dudebrotherman | February 12, 2010 at 8:43 am |

    Here is a link for the logorama. Quality is not as good but…

    http://stapledesign....

  • JRJR | February 12, 2010 at 8:44 am |

    I’m pretty sure Phaedon published a coffee table book on the “dazzle camo.” phenomenon a few years ago–really amazing–going to check my storage later and try to find it for some scans–maybe something online as well.

  • JRJR | February 12, 2010 at 8:46 am |

    OH CRAP! 16 minutes of supposedly awesome video–UNAVAILABLE!?!

  • LI Phil | February 12, 2010 at 8:48 am |

    from the ticker:

    Excellent observation from Mark Springer, who notes that last night’s Cavs/Magic game saw the Magic wearing a throwback design that someone on the Cavs — namely Shaq — had previously worn.

    is that a cav’s throwback too? i don’t think they’ve actually ever worn white at home this year

  • DFletch | February 12, 2010 at 8:51 am |

    The Richmond Flying Squirrels unveiled their new Uniforms yesterday:

    http://photos-f.ak.f...

    Along with their new mascot, Nutzy:

    http://hphotos-snc3....

  • Alex | February 12, 2010 at 8:53 am |

    Is that a gun on the new Mike Smith mask????? I have a hard time believing that won’t cause a problem with the league.

  • BSmile | February 12, 2010 at 8:53 am |

    Argh!
    “Logorama” is vanishing everywhere as I type this!
    I’ll keep diggin’ around the web…

  • Jeff | February 12, 2010 at 8:56 am |

    Logorama found! http://www.movieweb....

  • Paul Lukas | February 12, 2010 at 9:01 am |

    [quote comment=”377457″]The Richmond Flying Squirrels unveiled their new Uniforms yesterday:

    http://photos-f.ak.f...

    Along with their new mascot, Nutzy:

    Not exactly Rocky, is it?
    http://hphotos-snc3....

  • Geenf | February 12, 2010 at 9:01 am |

    The USA jersey for the World Cup has, once again, the smaller number under the crest like the unveiling of the women’s jersey in 2005-6.

    I wonder if they’re going to move the number to the middle like they always have.

  • BSmile | February 12, 2010 at 9:03 am |

    Here it is (as of 9:00am):
    Watch it before its gone too!!
    (not great quality…but oh well)

    http://www.dailymoti...

  • LI Phil | February 12, 2010 at 9:05 am |

    [quote comment=”377463″]Here it is (as of 9:00am):
    Watch it before its gone too!!
    [/quote]

    that didn’t take long

  • DenverGregg | February 12, 2010 at 9:05 am |

    SS War Penguin. What a name!

  • BSmile | February 12, 2010 at 9:11 am |

    [quote comment=”377464″][quote comment=”377463″]Here it is (as of 9:00am):
    Watch it before its gone too!!
    [/quote]

    that didn’t take long[/quote]

    Wow!
    Well, I guess I was the last person to see it there.
    The Logorama police are on patrol!!

  • Ry Co 40 | February 12, 2010 at 9:12 am |

    “Smiling mascots are almost always more fun than snarling, angry, nasty, bad-ass mascots, am I right?”

    abso-freakin-lutely! preach on, brotha!!!

  • Ry Co 40 | February 12, 2010 at 9:16 am |

    wow… i really don’t know what to say:

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

  • BSmile | February 12, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    OK…now it’s GAME ON!!
    Haha….here’s Logorama on yet another site. Or are the Logorama folks monitoring this site?? Better watch it now!

    http://www.slashfilm...

  • don g | February 12, 2010 at 9:21 am |

    Everyone please pause, and imagine that these are not Cubans you’re looking at, but San Fransisco Giants. http://www.flickr.co...
    *Cue applause*

  • M.Princip | February 12, 2010 at 9:24 am |

    [quote comment=”377453″]Here is a link for the logorama. Quality is not as good but…

    http://stapledesign....

    Damn! That was some seriously sick shit. This should definitely win that Oscar.

  • floormaster squeeze | February 12, 2010 at 9:26 am |

    The TSV 1860 Munich jersey is reversible. Too satiny for my taste (colors are fine) on one side and hideous on the other!

  • leon | February 12, 2010 at 9:27 am |

    Here’s a version of the patch for the Capitals. (Although 1974 was their inaugural season). The patch description may yield some clues about the artist.

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

  • LI Phil | February 12, 2010 at 9:28 am |

    [quote comment=”377460″]Logorama found! http://www.movieweb....

    this one worked for me…holy shit was that great on so many levels!

  • Ry Co 40 | February 12, 2010 at 9:33 am |

    “New alernate cap for Pittsburgh’s new rookie league affiliate, for the Bradenton Marauders”

    is that the work of “studio simon”??? great hat!

  • MPowers1634 | February 12, 2010 at 9:33 am |

    I am looking forward to Logorama but the link with the dazzle camo captivated me for much of this morning already.

    That is amazing stuff.

    The catfail link was pretty good too!

  • MPowers1634 | February 12, 2010 at 9:39 am |

    The Michelin men discussing the blind cheetahs and shit have FIVE FINGERS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Anyone notice the Atari logo right after the Coney Island looking feris wheel?

  • Mike Hersh | February 12, 2010 at 9:41 am |

    The hockey patches were offered by Topps on their wrappers. I’m pretty sure it was the mid 70s. I have a set of these and the wrapper down at my parent’s house. I’ll try to get a picture of the wrapper and post it.

  • Hott Rodd | February 12, 2010 at 9:44 am |

    [quote comment=”377468″]wow… i really don’t know what to say:

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

    Yeah can I get an extra large, pan, with extra pep, and the new sauce and crust, none of that ketchup and cardboard crap!

  • MPowers1634 | February 12, 2010 at 9:49 am |

    Weight Watchers did Ronald in…
    Sideswipes K-Mart and call em White Trash!

  • leon | February 12, 2010 at 9:53 am |

    Logorama:

    You got it, you got it.

  • Hott Rodd | February 12, 2010 at 9:58 am |

    wow.. that Dazzle Camo it pretty freakin sweet!

  • Hott Rodd | February 12, 2010 at 10:05 am |

    Crazy picture today from SI vault
    http://sportsillustr...

    Includes only non-NBA player to ever compete in 3 point shootout.

  • Broadway Connie | February 12, 2010 at 10:06 am |

    [quote comment=”377467″]”Smiling mascots are almost always more fun than snarling, angry, nasty, bad-ass mascots, am I right?”

    abso-freakin-lutely! preach on, brotha!!![/quote]

    Yes, yes, yes, yes. Yes.

    The NHL patches are superb. Great find. A minor (very minor) point for Paul. The facial hair on the Atlantic Flames guy is not to evoke good-ole-boy solidarity. The reference (used to be common, much more rare these days) is to the stereotype of the Southern plantation gentleman, along the lines of Colonel Beauregard T. Magnolia (CSA Ret.).

  • leon | February 12, 2010 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”377484″][quote comment=”377467″]”Smiling mascots are almost always more fun than snarling, angry, nasty, bad-ass mascots, am I right?”

    abso-freakin-lutely! preach on, brotha!!![/quote]

    Yes, yes, yes, yes. Yes.

    The NHL patches are superb. Great find. A minor (very minor) point for Paul. The facial hair on the Atlantic Flames guy is not to evoke good-ole-boy solidarity. The reference (used to be common, much more rare these days) is to the stereotype of the Southern plantation gentleman, along the lines of Colonel Beauregard T. Magnolia (CSA Ret.).[/quote]
    Or Colonel Sanders (still got logorama on the brain).

  • LI Phil | February 12, 2010 at 10:15 am |

    man, this mc escher shit is great!

  • teenchy | February 12, 2010 at 10:16 am |

    So will Kentckuy (typo intentional) live down its error faster than the Washington Natinals (ditto)? Seems like the joke runs on in inverse proportion to the team’s success.

  • Straw | February 12, 2010 at 10:16 am |

    Holy Smokes !!! Those NHL patches are great !!! My brother had the NY Rangers patch and he had my mom sew it on his Rangers jersey (could only get a blue one back then) in the spot where the C for Capatain or A for Assitant Capatain would go.

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane Gordon. Great stuff !!!

  • bourbon soaked idiot | February 12, 2010 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”377470″]Everyone please pause, and imagine that these are not Cubans you’re looking at, but San Fransisco Giants. http://www.flickr.co...
    *Cue applause*[/quote]

    I wish the Giants had the guts to wear a uniform like that!! They’re sweet.

  • MPowers1634 | February 12, 2010 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”377483″]Crazy picture today from SI vault
    http://sportsillustr...

    Includes only non-NBA player to ever compete in 3 point shootout.[/quote]

    Wow, I can hardly name those guys:

    Bottom left: Fat Lever, Derek Harper, ?, ?, Some dude from the Blue Jays who wears his socks over the tops of his shoes

    Top Left: Joe Dirt, Dale Ellis, Reggie Miller, Craig Hodges

    Amazing…front row is filled with two Avias, New Balance, Reebok and a Converse!

  • MPowers1634 | February 12, 2010 at 10:24 am |

    [quote comment=”377486″]man, this mc escher shit is great![/quote]

    Ever seen a warship?

    Ever seen a warship…on w@$&?

    (Think back to Half-Baked)

  • Ricko | February 12, 2010 at 10:25 am |

    [quote comment=”377484″][quote comment=”377467″]”Smiling mascots are almost always more fun than snarling, angry, nasty, bad-ass mascots, am I right?”

    abso-freakin-lutely! preach on, brotha!!![/quote]

    Yes, yes, yes, yes. Yes.

    The NHL patches are superb. Great find. A minor (very minor) point for Paul. The facial hair on the Atlantic Flames guy is not to evoke good-ole-boy solidarity. The reference (used to be common, much more rare these days) is to the stereotype of the Southern plantation gentleman, along the lines of Colonel Beauregard T. Magnolia (CSA Ret.).[/quote]

    “Why, absolutely, Suh, an’ even as we speak I am comencin’ to stroll my verdana enjoyin’ sassafras tee an’ the sweet smell of magnolias on a misty Joe-ja mornin’. In muh elegant white SUIT, a’course.”

  • leon | February 12, 2010 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”377457″]The Richmond Flying Squirrels unveiled their new Uniforms yesterday:

    http://photos-f.ak.f...

    Along with their new mascot, Nutzy:

    http://hphotos-snc3....

    Guess these mascots had already been taken:

    http://www.bumpernut...

  • Ricko | February 12, 2010 at 10:33 am |

    [quote comment=”377492″][quote comment=”377484″][quote comment=”377467″]”Smiling mascots are almost always more fun than snarling, angry, nasty, bad-ass mascots, am I right?”

    abso-freakin-lutely! preach on, brotha!!![/quote]

    Yes, yes, yes, yes. Yes.

    The NHL patches are superb. Great find. A minor (very minor) point for Paul. The facial hair on the Atlantic Flames guy is not to evoke good-ole-boy solidarity. The reference (used to be common, much more rare these days) is to the stereotype of the Southern plantation gentleman, along the lines of Colonel Beauregard T. Magnolia (CSA Ret.).[/quote]

    “Why, absolutely, Suh, an’ even as we speak I am comencin’ to stroll my verdana enjoyin’ sassafras tee an’ the sweet smell of magnolias on a misty Joe-ja mornin’. In muh elegant white SUIT, a’course.”[/quote]

    “My-oh-my, I do b’lieve there has been an er-or in the spellin’ of ‘veranda’. I do apologize.”

  • James P. | February 12, 2010 at 10:34 am |

    With Spring Training almost here, I stumbled upon something interesting while looking for a new baseball cap. Apparently in Japan, New Era sells “Pillbox” style MLB caps! http://store.newerac...

    Yankees!! http://store.newerac...

    Dodgers: http://store.newerac...

    Pirates: http://store.newerac...

    Phillies: http://store.newerac...

    Orioles: http://store.newerac...

    And a 1900’s(?) Yankees: http://store.newerac...

    I have seen the Pirates and the Phillies cap sold here in the States, but the only Yankees pillbox I have ever seen was worn at the 1976 Yankees Old Timers Game, and even then only a cap that was beign sold at auction! Anyone know anything about these?

  • Broadway Connie | February 12, 2010 at 10:35 am |

    So I took the advice of my betters and just finished watching Logorama.

    Un-feckin-believable. Superb. Five stars (out of four).

  • leon | February 12, 2010 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”377494″][quote comment=”377492″][quote comment=”377484″][quote comment=”377467″]”Smiling mascots are almost always more fun than snarling, angry, nasty, bad-ass mascots, am I right?”

    abso-freakin-lutely! preach on, brotha!!![/quote]

    Yes, yes, yes, yes. Yes.

    The NHL patches are superb. Great find. A minor (very minor) point for Paul. The facial hair on the Atlantic Flames guy is not to evoke good-ole-boy solidarity. The reference (used to be common, much more rare these days) is to the stereotype of the Southern plantation gentleman, along the lines of Colonel Beauregard T. Magnolia (CSA Ret.).[/quote]

    “Why, absolutely, Suh, an’ even as we speak I am comencin’ to stroll my verdana enjoyin’ sassafras tee an’ the sweet smell of magnolias on a misty Joe-ja mornin’. In muh elegant white SUIT, a’course.”[/quote]

    “My-oh-my, I do b’lieve there has been an er-or in the spellin’ of ‘veranda’. I do apologize.”[/quote]
    Yah, youbetcha, she’s not spelled like that.

  • Adam | February 12, 2010 at 10:37 am |

    Re: logorama

    Cheif Wahoo sighting at 4:55!!!!!

  • Ricko | February 12, 2010 at 10:40 am |

    Just a heads-up for anyone not on their list…

    Negro League jerseys are on sale at Ebbets Field Flannels for $99 each.

    “Don’t forget also that all through February (Black History Month), all Negro league flannel jerseys are $99. Choose the Negro leagues shirt worn by Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Satchel Page, Jackie Robinson, and dozen more legendary players and team. If you want a special jersey number, just put it in the comments section of the order form…Enter promo code BHM when checking out. Please note: Flannels are made to order.”

    The link…
    http://www.ebbets.co...

    —Ricko

  • Schmeltzer | February 12, 2010 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”377491″][quote comment=”377486″]man, this mc escher shit is great![/quote]

    Ever seen a warship?

    Ever seen a warship…on w@$&?

    (Think back to Half-Baked)[/quote]
    We can’t say “weed” now? Come on! This is the internet, we can do whatever we want. Weed, pot, ganja, hash, grass, dope, that real sticky-icky.

    If you’re worried your kids are going to read this and learn what weed is, news flash: they already smoke.

  • plj043 | February 12, 2010 at 10:42 am |

    Not sure if anyone saw this yet, but at the very end of this story, it says that the NCAA is thinking of eliminating the rule that requires a football player to have his pants below his knee. Shorts anyone?

    http://www.huskiewir...

  • Ricko | February 12, 2010 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”377501″]Not sure if anyone saw this yet, but at the very end of this story, it says that the NCAA is thinking of eliminating the rule that requires a football player to have his pants below his knee. Shorts anyone?

    http://www.huskiewir...

    Football or basketball?

  • Hott Rodd | February 12, 2010 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”377486″]man, this mc escher shit is great![/quote]

    He is my favorite MC.
    (B/c im so white and nerdy.)

  • Schmeltzer | February 12, 2010 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”377495″]With Spring Training almost here, I stumbled upon something interesting while looking for a new baseball cap. Apparently in Japan, New Era sells “Pillbox” style MLB caps! http://store.newerac...

    Yankees!! http://store.newerac...

    Dodgers: http://store.newerac...

    Pirates: http://store.newerac...

    Phillies: http://store.newerac...

    Orioles: http://store.newerac...

    And a 1900’s(?) Yankees: http://store.newerac...

    I have seen the Pirates and the Phillies cap sold here in the States, but the only Yankees pillbox I have ever seen was worn at the 1976 Yankees Old Timers Game, and even then only a cap that was beign sold at auction! Anyone know anything about these?[/quote]
    Dang, those caps are expensive! ¥5,250 is about $58. What’s up with that? Are all hats much more expensive in Japan or just these special ones? Anyone know?

  • Bob Loblaw | February 12, 2010 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”377485″][quote comment=”377484″][quote comment=”377467″]”Smiling mascots are almost always more fun than snarling, angry, nasty, bad-ass mascots, am I right?”

    abso-freakin-lutely! preach on, brotha!!![/quote]

    Yes, yes, yes, yes. Yes.

    The NHL patches are superb. Great find. A minor (very minor) point for Paul. The facial hair on the Atlantic Flames guy is not to evoke good-ole-boy solidarity. The reference (used to be common, much more rare these days) is to the stereotype of the Southern plantation gentleman, along the lines of Colonel Beauregard T. Magnolia (CSA Ret.).[/quote]
    Or Colonel Sanders (still got logorama on the brain).[/quote]
    Or this guy:

    http://www.logoshak....

    or this guy:

    http://www.moonbatte...

  • FormerDirtDart | February 12, 2010 at 10:49 am |

    [quote comment=”377499″]Just a heads-up for anyone not on their list…

    Negro League jerseys are on sale at Ebbets Field Flannels for $99 each.

    “Don’t forget also that all through February (Black History Month), all Negro league flannel jerseys are $99. Choose the Negro leagues shirt worn by Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Satchel Page, Jackie Robinson, and dozen more legendary players and team. If you want a special jersey number, just put it in the comments section of the order form…Enter promo code BHM when checking out. Please note: Flannels are made to order.”

    The link…
    http://www.ebbets.co...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I would be interested in knowing how much, if any, of the profits are going to the NLB Museum. My understanding is that they are seriously hurting for funds.

  • Kub | February 12, 2010 at 10:50 am |

    Alright, this is unrelated to todays discussion, but is related to this weekends events. I was in a discussion w/my sister about the 3-Point Shootout, and I was trying to explain about a free agent that once participated in the shootout in a generic NBA jersey. I cant find a single thing about it because Im not sure of the year, player name, or anything….does anyone have any idea what Im talking about?

  • Hott Rodd | February 12, 2010 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”377507″]Alright, this is unrelated to todays discussion, but is related to this weekends events. I was in a discussion w/my sister about the 3-Point Shootout, and I was trying to explain about a free agent that once participated in the shootout in a generic NBA jersey. I cant find a single thing about it because Im not sure of the year, player name, or anything….does anyone have any idea what Im talking about?[/quote]

    LOL See comment 35. Then Google 1989 3 point contest.

  • Ricko | February 12, 2010 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”377505″][quote comment=”377485″][quote comment=”377484″][quote comment=”377467″]”Smiling mascots are almost always more fun than snarling, angry, nasty, bad-ass mascots, am I right?”

    abso-freakin-lutely! preach on, brotha!!![/quote]

    Yes, yes, yes, yes. Yes.

    The NHL patches are superb. Great find. A minor (very minor) point for Paul. The facial hair on the Atlantic Flames guy is not to evoke good-ole-boy solidarity. The reference (used to be common, much more rare these days) is to the stereotype of the Southern plantation gentleman, along the lines of Colonel Beauregard T. Magnolia (CSA Ret.).[/quote]
    Or Colonel Sanders (still got logorama on the brain).[/quote]
    Or this guy:

    http://www.logoshak....

    or this guy:

    http://www.moonbatte...

    and him (different state, same notion)…
    http://www.southerna...

    —Ricko

  • Southern Fried Yankee | February 12, 2010 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”377495″]With Spring Training almost here, I stumbled upon something interesting while looking for a new baseball cap. Apparently in Japan, New Era sells “Pillbox” style MLB caps! http://store.newerac...

    Yankees!! http://store.newerac...

    Dodgers: http://store.newerac...

    Pirates: http://store.newerac...

    Phillies: http://store.newerac...

    Orioles: http://store.newerac...

    And a 1900’s(?) Yankees: http://store.newerac...

    I have seen the Pirates and the Phillies cap sold here in the States, but the only Yankees pillbox I have ever seen was worn at the 1976 Yankees Old Timers Game, and even then only a cap that was beign sold at auction! Anyone know anything about these?[/quote]

    How many dollars are 5250 yen? I must have a pill box Yankees Hat… I HAD one as a child and it was my all or nothing hat… any one know japanese?

  • Ricko | February 12, 2010 at 10:57 am |

    And speaking of a patch prefiguring a team’s iconic look, what about the Habs patch? Note the lace-up collar on the patch, too!

    Seems like lately we’ve seen the inspiration for the stripe pattern on the hat, too.
    http://farm3.static....
    (photo from Teebz’ Hockey Blog In Canada)…
    http://media.photobu...

    —Ricko

  • Southern Fried Yankee | February 12, 2010 at 11:00 am |

    [quote comment=”377495″]With Spring Training almost here, I stumbled upon something interesting while looking for a new baseball cap. Apparently in Japan, New Era sells “Pillbox” style MLB caps! http://store.newerac...

    Yankees!! http://store.newerac...

    Dodgers: http://store.newerac...

    Pirates: http://store.newerac...

    Phillies: http://store.newerac...

    Orioles: http://store.newerac...

    And a 1900’s(?) Yankees: http://store.newerac...

    I have seen the Pirates and the Phillies cap sold here in the States, but the only Yankees pillbox I have ever seen was worn at the 1976 Yankees Old Timers Game, and even then only a cap that was beign sold at auction! Anyone know anything about these?[/quote]

    Anyone know many dollars = 5250 yen? I MUST HAVE ONE. I had a pill box Yankees hat as a kid, and it was my all or nothing hat… i dont know what happened to it but i need one!!!

    any one speak japanese???

  • mao | February 12, 2010 at 11:00 am |

    Here’s a better view of the USA World Cup kits:

    Home: http://bit.ly/dpVA1D
    Away: http://bit.ly/9gKu09

  • chance michaels | February 12, 2010 at 11:05 am |

    [quote comment=”377513″]Here’s a better view of the USA World Cup kits:

    Home: http://bit.ly/dpVA1D
    Away: http://bit.ly/9gKu09...
    They look pretty good.

    Instant downgrade once they put the ugly mis-colored badge on the chest.

  • MPowers1634 | February 12, 2010 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”377498″]Re: logorama

    Cheif Wahoo sighting at 4:55!!!!![/quote]

    I didn’t see it because like the Pringles dudes, I was checking out the fine ess on the waitress!

    BTW, doesn’t the dialogue and the whole diner vibe remind you of Pulp Fiction?

  • MPowers1634 | February 12, 2010 at 11:14 am |

    [quote comment=”377508″][quote comment=”377507″]Alright, this is unrelated to todays discussion, but is related to this weekends events. I was in a discussion w/my sister about the 3-Point Shootout, and I was trying to explain about a free agent that once participated in the shootout in a generic NBA jersey. I cant find a single thing about it because Im not sure of the year, player name, or anything….does anyone have any idea what Im talking about?[/quote]

    LOL See comment 35. Then Google 1989 3 point contest.[/quote]

    Rimas Kurtinaitis…Europe’s best sharpshooter…by way of KENTCUKY.

  • breezy | February 12, 2010 at 11:25 am |

    Good pic of Josh Georges helmet after taking a puck at point blank range vs the Capitals.

    http://canadiens.nhl...

  • Bob Loblaw | February 12, 2010 at 11:27 am |

    [quote comment=”377499″]Just a heads-up for anyone not on their list…

    Negro League jerseys are on sale at Ebbets Field Flannels for $99 each.

    “Don’t forget also that all through February (Black History Month), all Negro league flannel jerseys are $99. Choose the Negro leagues shirt worn by Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Satchel Page, Jackie Robinson, and dozen more legendary players and team. If you want a special jersey number, just put it in the comments section of the order form…Enter promo code BHM when checking out. Please note: Flannels are made to order.”

    The link…
    http://www.ebbets.co...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    Thanks for the shout, Ricko. I’m in for this one http://www.ebbets.co... but that Memphis Red Sox is also screaming my name!!!

  • M.Princip | February 12, 2010 at 11:30 am |

    [quote comment=”377515″][quote comment=”377498″]Re: logorama

    Cheif Wahoo sighting at 4:55!!!!![/quote]

    I didn’t see it because like the Pringles dudes, I was checking out the fine ess on the waitress!

    BTW, doesn’t the dialogue and the whole diner vibe remind you of Pulp Fiction?[/quote]

    It’s Pulp Fiction meets Earthquake meets Batman meets ……..etc.

  • Maks | February 12, 2010 at 11:30 am |

    wow… logorama film was pretty good! impressive too.

  • interlockingtc | February 12, 2010 at 11:34 am |

    Candela-ish inspired structure at 5:13 of the 1963 New York City video.

  • Bob Loblaw | February 12, 2010 at 11:36 am |

    [quote comment=”377515″][quote comment=”377498″]Re: logorama

    Cheif Wahoo sighting at 4:55!!!!![/quote]

    I didn’t see it because like the Pringles dudes, I was checking out the fine ess on the waitress!

    BTW, doesn’t the dialogue and the whole diner vibe remind you of Pulp Fiction?[/quote]
    Agreed, i was expecting a ‘Royale w/ cheese’ or Arnold ‘Mothervilkin’ Ziffel as a one charming pig’ reference during that dialogue b/t the Michelin dudes.

  • Mike Hersh | February 12, 2010 at 11:49 am |

    Here’s a link to a guy on ebay selling the Topps wrapper with the hockey patches

    http://tinyurl.com/y...

  • Sven | February 12, 2010 at 11:49 am |

    ”I’m sure this isn’t the first time this has happened, but I can’t think of any other instances. Anyone..?”

    Luc Robitaille played games in the Kings 80-88 throwbacks in 2003-04, if that counts. Playing against them is probably a lot more random – Mark Messier may have done it against the Oilers, but I don’t know how often they used the blue-and-orange jerseys before they became the de facto first jersey again.

    I was thinking Guy Carbonneau since he played in the final game in the Forum for the Stars, but… c’mon, the Habs’ jerseys are so unchanging that it can’t possibly count.

  • concealed78 | February 12, 2010 at 11:54 am |

    It still bothers me the Pirates never bothered to update their logo when they switched the wordmark from the 1997-00 set.

  • Alan | February 12, 2010 at 11:54 am |

    Logorama. I wish I could get those 15 minutes back. What a pile of dung.

  • frankenslade | February 12, 2010 at 11:56 am |

    Gotta love the permanent “No Betting” message on the scoreboard in that nearly empty Yankee Stadium! If only they’d had that posted in Cincy while Pete Rose was managing the Reds…

    Those hockey patches are excellent. To this day I still can’t get into hockey, but the uniforms and logos from back then almost sold me on the sport when I was a boy. Had I had any of these patches it may have sealed the deal.

  • EricRomain | February 12, 2010 at 11:59 am |

    Logorama: hollywood’s solution to keeping movie prices under $10?

  • War Damn Eagle | February 12, 2010 at 11:59 am |

    A couple of uni-related rules proposals for NCAA football have been announced:

    Requiring players who wear “eye black” to use solid black with no words, logos, numbers or other symbols. That will be effective next season.

    (you could probably call that the Tebow Rule)

    Ending the requirement that players’ pants always cover the knees.

  • concealed78 | February 12, 2010 at 12:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”377495″]With Spring Training almost here, I stumbled upon something interesting while looking for a new baseball cap. Apparently in Japan, New Era sells “Pillbox” style MLB caps! http://store.newerac...

    Yankees!! http://store.newerac...

    Dodgers: http://store.newerac...

    Pirates: http://store.newerac...

    Phillies: http://store.newerac...

    Orioles: http://store.newerac...

    And a 1900’s(?) Yankees: http://store.newerac...

    I have seen the Pirates and the Phillies cap sold here in the States, but the only Yankees pillbox I have ever seen was worn at the 1976 Yankees Old Timers Game, and even then only a cap that was beign sold at auction! Anyone know anything about these?[/quote]

    I’ve seen pillbox pics from the 1970s & ’80s of:
    1976 White Sox
    Yankees
    Red Sox
    Rangers
    Blue Jays
    Mets
    Cardinals
    Phillies
    Reds
    Expos
    Braves
    Astros
    A Cubs one on a Wrigley vendor in the 1990s (no pic)
    Padres fashion cap

  • LI Phil | February 12, 2010 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”377526″]Logorama. I wish I could get those 15 minutes back. What a pile of dung.[/quote]

    — Jay Sherman

  • mike 2 | February 12, 2010 at 12:09 pm |

    There was a ceremony before last night’s Flames-Stars game, the Flames honoured Jarome Iginla and Daymon Langkow who each played their 1000th career games last weekend. They were each presented with ‘1000’ jerseys and with the traditional silver stick.

    http://s63.photobuck...

    http://s63.photobuck...

  • JimV19 | February 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”377456″]from the ticker:

    Excellent observation from Mark Springer, who notes that last night’s Cavs/Magic game saw the Magic wearing a throwback design that someone on the Cavs — namely Shaq — had previously worn.

    is that a cav’s throwback too? i don’t think they’ve actually ever worn white at home this year[/quote]

    That’s the current home white. They wore it against the Bulls when I finally went to a game. As far as I know, that’s still the primary uni when they’re not wearing their multiple throwbacks and fauxbacks.

  • Hott Rodd | February 12, 2010 at 12:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”377533″][quote comment=”377456″]from the ticker:

    Excellent observation from Mark Springer, who notes that last night’s Cavs/Magic game saw the Magic wearing a throwback design that someone on the Cavs — namely Shaq — had previously worn.

    is that a cav’s throwback too? i don’t think they’ve actually ever worn white at home this year[/quote]

    That’s the current home white. They wore it against the Bulls when I finally went to a game. As far as I know, that’s still the primary uni when they’re not wearing their multiple throwbacks and fauxbacks.[/quote]

    phil, you know you are supposed to press the button..

  • Squiddie | February 12, 2010 at 12:40 pm |
  • LI Phil | February 12, 2010 at 12:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”377536″](Why does that woman have an ‘O’ on her sweater?)
    [/quote]

    leon…behave!

    /preemptive strike

  • JimV19 | February 12, 2010 at 12:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”377495″]With Spring Training almost here, I stumbled upon something interesting while looking for a new baseball cap. Apparently in Japan, New Era sells “Pillbox” style MLB caps! http://store.newerac...

    Yankees!! http://store.newerac...

    Dodgers: http://store.newerac...

    Pirates: http://store.newerac...

    Phillies: http://store.newerac...

    Orioles: http://store.newerac...

    And a 1900’s(?) Yankees: http://store.newerac...

    I have seen the Pirates and the Phillies cap sold here in the States, but the only Yankees pillbox I have ever seen was worn at the 1976 Yankees Old Timers Game, and even then only a cap that was beign sold at auction! Anyone know anything about these?[/quote]

    Please keep those in Japan. As a Pirates fan I had to suffer with them longer than other baseball fans. I remember having to insert a margarine lid in my hat after a while to keep it from collapsing.

    Now for those of you who like the pillbox hat, you can join a vintage base ball team:
    http://wiki.vbba.org...?

  • pru | February 12, 2010 at 1:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”377495″]With Spring Training almost here, I stumbled upon something interesting while looking for a new baseball cap. Apparently in Japan, New Era sells “Pillbox” style MLB caps! http://store.newerac...

    Yankees!! http://store.newerac...

    Dodgers: http://store.newerac...

    Pirates: http://store.newerac...

    Phillies: http://store.newerac...

    Orioles: http://store.newerac...

    And a 1900’s(?) Yankees: http://store.newerac...

    I have seen the Pirates and the Phillies cap sold here in the States, but the only Yankees pillbox I have ever seen was worn at the 1976 Yankees Old Timers Game, and even then only a cap that was beign sold at auction! Anyone know anything about these?[/quote]

    I actually have a Chicago Cubs one with the 1969ish Cub logo. I got it in the HOF shop in Cooperstown in 2005 while there for Ryne Sandberg’s induction. Its a stretch fit hat, and they had most of the teams available.

  • Hott Rodd | February 12, 2010 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”377536″]
    (Why does that woman have an ‘O’ on her sweater?)

    Just try not to make a mess[/quote]

    Scarlet letter for orgasms?

  • Broadway Connie | February 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”377514″][quote comment=”377513″]Here’s a better view of the USA World Cup kits:

    Home: http://bit.ly/dpVA1D
    Away: http://bit.ly/9gKu09...
    They look pretty good.

    Instant downgrade once they put the ugly mis-colored badge on the chest.[/quote]

    Agree on both counts.

  • pru | February 12, 2010 at 1:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”377507″]Alright, this is unrelated to todays discussion, but is related to this weekends events. I was in a discussion w/my sister about the 3-Point Shootout, and I was trying to explain about a free agent that once participated in the shootout in a generic NBA jersey. I cant find a single thing about it because Im not sure of the year, player name, or anything….does anyone have any idea what Im talking about?[/quote]

    Not sure of the exact year but I believe it was Craig Hodges the year after he was released by the Bulls. He wasnt on a roster so he wore a generic NBA jerssy.

  • Howard Ponds | February 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”377513″]Here’s a better view of the USA World Cup kits:

    Home: http://bit.ly/dpVA1D
    Away: http://bit.ly/9gKu09...

    Does anyone know how FIFA determines who wears what (light v dark, red v blue, etc.) in the World Cup games? Also, it’s a little strange to be calling these “home” and “away” unis. In soccer, particularly non-US soccer, most teams have “primary” and “secondary” outfits, i.e. they will wear their primary uniform so long as it visually contrasts with their opponent. Home and away doesn’t typically figure into the equation.

  • GoMac | February 12, 2010 at 1:09 pm |

    Apparently the NCAA is becoming the No Fun League too..they’re making the taunting penalty stricter and taking away logos and words from eye-black… However..they are making it so you no longer need your pants past your knees..so more people will be wearing biker shorts..

    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Ricko | February 12, 2010 at 1:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”377537″][quote comment=”377536″](Why does that woman have an ‘O’ on her sweater?)
    [/quote]

    leon…behave!

    /preemptive strike[/quote]

    1949? Was the number of the World Series the Philllies had been to since most everyone got electricity.

    —Ricko

  • Dante | February 12, 2010 at 1:17 pm |

    Nice article on the MiLB website on the new logos we’ll be seeing this year:
    http://web.minorleag...

  • JimV19 | February 12, 2010 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”377467″]”Smiling mascots are almost always more fun than snarling, angry, nasty, bad-ass mascots, am I right?”

    abso-freakin-lutely! preach on, brotha!!![/quote]

    Amen!

  • pru | February 12, 2010 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”377530″][quote comment=”377495″]With Spring Training almost here, I stumbled upon something interesting while looking for a new baseball cap. Apparently in Japan, New Era sells “Pillbox” style MLB caps! http://store.newerac...

    Yankees!! http://store.newerac...

    Dodgers: http://store.newerac...

    Pirates: http://store.newerac...

    Phillies: http://store.newerac...

    Orioles: http://store.newerac...

    And a 1900’s(?) Yankees: http://store.newerac...

    I have seen the Pirates and the Phillies cap sold here in the States, but the only Yankees pillbox I have ever seen was worn at the 1976 Yankees Old Timers Game, and even then only a cap that was beign sold at auction! Anyone know anything about these?[/quote]

    I’ve seen pillbox pics from the 1970s & ’80s of:
    1976 White Sox
    Yankees
    Red Sox
    Rangers
    Blue Jays
    Mets
    Cardinals
    Phillies
    Reds
    Expos
    Braves
    Astros
    A Cubs one on a Wrigley vendor in the 1990s (no pic)
    Padres fashion cap[/quote]

    Guess my first reply to this didnt go through:

    I picked up a Cubs pillbox hat at the HOF store in Cooperstown while there for the induction weekend 2005. Its a stretch fitted hat with the 1969ish Cubs logo on front. I have a picture of Andre Dawson and I while wearing it somewhere. Ran into him in a grocery store in Cooperstown, of all places.

    Also, it was 1993 that Craig Hodges competed in the three point contest as a free agent. Can picture the jersey in my head, but a quick google search didnt turn anything up.

  • JimV19 | February 12, 2010 at 1:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”377470″]Everyone please pause, and imagine that these are not Cubans you’re looking at, but San Fransisco Giants. http://www.flickr.co...
    *Cue applause*[/quote]

    I was hoping the Orioles would wear these.

  • pru | February 12, 2010 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”377530″][quote comment=”377495″]With Spring Training almost here, I stumbled upon something interesting while looking for a new baseball cap. Apparently in Japan, New Era sells “Pillbox” style MLB caps! http://store.newerac...

    Yankees!! http://store.newerac...

    Dodgers: http://store.newerac...

    Pirates: http://store.newerac...

    Phillies: http://store.newerac...

    Orioles: http://store.newerac...

    And a 1900’s(?) Yankees: http://store.newerac...

    I have seen the Pirates and the Phillies cap sold here in the States, but the only Yankees pillbox I have ever seen was worn at the 1976 Yankees Old Timers Game, and even then only a cap that was beign sold at auction! Anyone know anything about these?[/quote]

    I’ve seen pillbox pics from the 1970s & ’80s of:
    1976 White Sox
    Yankees
    Red Sox
    Rangers
    Blue Jays
    Mets
    Cardinals
    Phillies
    Reds
    Expos
    Braves
    Astros
    A Cubs one on a Wrigley vendor in the 1990s (no pic)
    Padres fashion cap[/quote]

    Guess my first reply to this didnt go through:

    I got a Cubs pillbox hat at the HOF store in Cooperstown while there for induction weekend 2005. Its a stretch fitted hat with the 1969 Cubs logo on front. I have a picture of Andre Dawson and I while wearing it somewhere. Ran into him in a grocery store in Cooperstown, of all places.

    Also, it was 1993 that Craig Hodges competed in the three point contest as a free agent. Can picture the jersey in my head, but a quick google search didnt turn anything up.

  • rpm | February 12, 2010 at 1:24 pm |

    “we are the pirates of the burgh.” is that anything like the barbar of seville, figaro, firgaro, fiiiigarrrroooooo. damn elmer got all hornet taco on bugs, good for elmer. speaking of tacos, the radiator of se-pilsen. best. cartoon. ever. ’cause it’s real man.

    but the heat will be on tonight, so stop on by and let me get you drunk at the 2F pilsen art walk featuring jth’s couch. and special guest appearance by the pineapple(who has been in town for 3 days and i have seen for 5 minutes because the CAA conference and my work schedules are opposite. did i mention free booze? 1932 s. halsted.

    andy~drew kraus is officially the stazi of the revolution. can’t get one over on that cat.

    my guess for the cartoonist is roy hearn. gots to be him.

  • Greg B. | February 12, 2010 at 1:25 pm |

    Paul, I’m sure you already know this, but Ernie Richardson was an iconic curler here in Canada and won many world titles in the 50s and 60s. That thing seems like a steal at that price.

  • rpm | February 12, 2010 at 1:26 pm |

    shit! radiator

  • pru | February 12, 2010 at 1:28 pm |

    Guess my first reply to this didnt go through:

    I picked up a Cubs pillbox hat at the HOF store in Cooperstown while there for the induction weekend 2005. Its a stretch fitted hat with the 1969ish Cubs logo on front. I have a picture of Andre Dawson and I while wearing it somewhere. Ran into him in a grocery store in Cooperstown, of all places.

    Also, it was 1993 that Craig Hodges competed in the three point contest as a free agent. Can picture the jersey in my head, but a quick google search didnt turn anything up.

  • leon | February 12, 2010 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”377537″][quote comment=”377536″](Why does that woman have an ‘O’ on her sweater?)
    [/quote]

    leon…behave!

    /preemptive strike[/quote]
    blatant censorship, comrade
    :)
    (actually was thinking it reminded me of Ohio State)

  • Ry Co 40 | February 12, 2010 at 1:31 pm |

    ”I’m sure this isn’t the first time this has happened, but I can’t think of any other instances. Anyone..?”

    i think these players have or had the potential to do so: bill guerin, doug weight, keith tkachuk, jeremy roenick, roberto luongo, olli jokinen, (sharks don’t have a throwback, or i’d say selanne had a chance), gary roberts, ruslan fedotenko, etc…

  • TJB | February 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm |

    Watched the 1973 All-Star Game on MLB Network. Picked up right away, Buddy Bell (Indians) wore a Tigers helmet during an at-bat, and Willie Davis (Dodgers) wore a Braves helmet during one of his at-bats.

    Generally, as uniforms and hats go, 1973 was a pretty sweet year.

  • Squiddie | February 12, 2010 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”377551″]
    my guess for the cartoonist is roy hearn. gots to be him.[/quote]

    Cool Bill Veeck cartoon.

  • rpm | February 12, 2010 at 1:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”377558″][quote comment=”377551″]
    my guess for the cartoonist is roy hearn. gots to be him.[/quote]

    Cool Bill Veeck cartoon.[/quote]

    if i am wrong, let me freeze to death in the studio, it IS roy hearn. and i don’t use caps for shits n giggles.

  • don g | February 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”377546″]Nice article on the MiLB website on the new logos we’ll be seeing this year:
    http://web.minorleag...

    That NOLA Zephyrs logo is real nice. http://web.minorleag...

  • Ricko | February 12, 2010 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”377560″][quote comment=”377546″]Nice article on the MiLB website on the new logos we’ll be seeing this year:
    http://web.minorleag...

    That NOLA Zephyrs logo is real nice. http://web.minorleag...

    Do the Zephyrs (and their previous incarnation as the Denver Zephyrs) remain about the only team in Organized Baseball ever to wear just the letter “Z” on their hats?

    —Ricko

  • James P. | February 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”377530″][quote comment=”377495″]With Spring Training almost here, I stumbled upon something interesting while looking for a new baseball cap. Apparently in Japan, New Era sells “Pillbox” style MLB caps! http://store.newerac...

    Yankees!! http://store.newerac...

    Dodgers: http://store.newerac...

    Pirates: http://store.newerac...

    Phillies: http://store.newerac...

    Orioles: http://store.newerac...

    And a 1900’s(?) Yankees: http://store.newerac...

    I have seen the Pirates and the Phillies cap sold here in the States, but the only Yankees pillbox I have ever seen was worn at the 1976 Yankees Old Timers Game, and even then only a cap that was beign sold at auction! Anyone know anything about these?[/quote]

    I’ve seen pillbox pics from the 1970s & ’80s of:
    1976 White Sox
    Yankees
    Red Sox
    Rangers
    Blue Jays
    Mets
    Cardinals
    Phillies
    Reds
    Expos
    Braves
    Astros
    A Cubs one on a Wrigley vendor in the 1990s (no pic)
    Padres fashion cap[/quote]

    Yeah, I own an Astros pillbox that is adjustable, but without any tags to show who manufactured it. Like I said, I was just surprised to see these caps offered by New Era considering that I could not find them offered here in the States…with out any reason given.

  • Ricko | February 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm |

    Denver wore this…
    http://blogs.westwor...
    …on a royal hat with kelly visor and button.

    Were Brewers’ AAA affiliate, if I remember.

    —Ricko

  • Ry Co 40 | February 12, 2010 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”377556″]”I’m sure this isn’t the first time this has happened, but I can’t think of any other instances. Anyone..?”

    i think these players have or had the potential to do so: bill guerin, doug weight, keith tkachuk, jeremy roenick, roberto luongo, olli jokinen, (sharks don’t have a throwback, or i’d say selanne had a chance), gary roberts, ruslan fedotenko, etc…[/quote]

    just did some super-quick research. guerin was 2 seasons away from playing against his “throwback” team. he joined the oilers in 97-97 season. they had JUST switched from the throwbacks that the oilers wore when they played the pens jan 14th. close…

  • JTH | February 12, 2010 at 2:49 pm |

    Wow. Logorama was definitely the best 16 minutes of my day so far.

    I’ve got to catch that on the big screen next week.

  • mao | February 12, 2010 at 2:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”377543″][quote comment=”377513″]Here’s a better view of the USA World Cup kits:

    Home: http://bit.ly/dpVA1D
    Away: http://bit.ly/9gKu09...

    Does anyone know how FIFA determines who wears what (light v dark, red v blue, etc.) in the World Cup games? Also, it’s a little strange to be calling these “home” and “away” unis. In soccer, particularly non-US soccer, most teams have “primary” and “secondary” outfits, i.e. they will wear their primary uniform so long as it visually contrasts with their opponent. Home and away doesn’t typically figure into the equation.[/quote]

    True, I should’ve written ‘standard’ and ‘change’ kits. I honestly don’t know the rules for the World Cup and don’t know if there is a designated ‘home’ side who pick which kit to wear, thereby forcing a contrasting selection by the ‘visitors.’ That’s what I would assume is the case. Either way, the white USA kit is the ‘standard’ kit and the blue is the ‘change.’

    I’ve got all of the available (and some leaked) World Cup kits up here: http://bit.ly/2Tm6t3

  • Broadway Connie | February 12, 2010 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”377567″][quote comment=”377543″][quote comment=”377513″]Here’s a better view of the USA World Cup kits:

    Home: http://bit.ly/dpVA1D
    Away: http://bit.ly/9gKu09...

    Does anyone know how FIFA determines who wears what (light v dark, red v blue, etc.) in the World Cup games? Also, it’s a little strange to be calling these “home” and “away” unis. In soccer, particularly non-US soccer, most teams have “primary” and “secondary” outfits, i.e. they will wear their primary uniform so long as it visually contrasts with their opponent. Home and away doesn’t typically figure into the equation.[/quote]

    True, I should’ve written ‘standard’ and ‘change’ kits. I honestly don’t know the rules for the World Cup and don’t know if there is a designated ‘home’ side who pick which kit to wear, thereby forcing a contrasting selection by the ‘visitors.’ That’s what I would assume is the case. Either way, the white USA kit is the ‘standard’ kit and the blue is the ‘change.’

    I’ve got all of the available (and some leaked) World Cup kits up here: http://bit.ly/2Tm6t3...

    Now there’s a public service. Thanks! Got any favorites?

  • Bob Loblaw | February 12, 2010 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”377558″][quote comment=”377551″]
    my guess for the cartoonist is roy hearn. gots to be him.[/quote]

    Cool Bill Veeck cartoon.[/quote]
    That’s Veeck as in wreck. http://books.google....

    Tremendous read!

  • kj | February 12, 2010 at 3:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”377514″][quote comment=”377513″]Here’s a better view of the USA World Cup kits:

    Home: http://bit.ly/dpVA1D
    Away: http://bit.ly/9gKu09...
    They look pretty good.

    Instant downgrade once they put the ugly mis-colored badge on the chest.[/quote]

    And now I know who Chance is. Hi Goth! :D

    I’m not a big fan, really. I especially don’t like the large white stripe on the navy shirt; it clashes greatly.

    And, dangit, the primary is white shirt with NAVY shorts (or, at least, has been for a while now. Why do you keep trying to mess with that, Nike? Why?? Can’t we just pick one basic primary look?

  • Squiddie | February 12, 2010 at 3:07 pm |
  • Ry Co 40 | February 12, 2010 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”377564″][quote comment=”377556″]”I’m sure this isn’t the first time this has happened, but I can’t think of any other instances. Anyone..?”

    i think these players have or had the potential to do so: bill guerin, doug weight, keith tkachuk, jeremy roenick, roberto luongo, olli jokinen, (sharks don’t have a throwback, or i’d say selanne had a chance), gary roberts, ruslan fedotenko, etc…[/quote]

    just did some super-quick research. guerin was 2 seasons away from playing against his “throwback” team. he joined the oilers in 97-97 season. they had JUST switched from the throwbacks that the oilers wore when they played the pens jan 14th. close…[/quote]

    tkachuk: no

    fedetenko: no

    i thought maybe roloson, but no. the sabres wore that weird red/black uni

    luongo: actually has a shot next year when the canucks visit the islanders

    jokinen: just a tad bit off on thr isles uni

    todd marchant (ducks): has the potential to play his throwback jersey both on feb 14th & march 26th when they take on the oilers(unless he gets traded)!!!

  • scott | February 12, 2010 at 3:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”377561″][quote comment=”377560″][quote comment=”377546″]Nice article on the MiLB website on the new logos we’ll be seeing this year:
    http://web.minorleag...

    That NOLA Zephyrs logo is real nice. http://web.minorleag...

    Do the Zephyrs (and their previous incarnation as the Denver Zephyrs) remain about the only team in Organized Baseball ever to wear just the letter “Z” on their hats?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Not sure. The Zanesville Greys, who played in the early years of the Frontier League from 1993 to 1996, sported a “ZG” on their caps, with an outline of the state of Ohio between the letters. And I don’t think the Zion Pioneerzz, who were around for two years in the Western Baseball League, had a Z on their caps.

  • Bob Loblaw | February 12, 2010 at 3:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”377568″][quote comment=”377567″][quote comment=”377543″][quote comment=”377513″]Here’s a better view of the USA World Cup kits:

    Home: http://bit.ly/dpVA1D
    Away: http://bit.ly/9gKu09...

    Does anyone know how FIFA determines who wears what (light v dark, red v blue, etc.) in the World Cup games? Also, it’s a little strange to be calling these “home” and “away” unis. In soccer, particularly non-US soccer, most teams have “primary” and “secondary” outfits, i.e. they will wear their primary uniform so long as it visually contrasts with their opponent. Home and away doesn’t typically figure into the equation.[/quote]

    True, I should’ve written ‘standard’ and ‘change’ kits. I honestly don’t know the rules for the World Cup and don’t know if there is a designated ‘home’ side who pick which kit to wear, thereby forcing a contrasting selection by the ‘visitors.’ That’s what I would assume is the case. Either way, the white USA kit is the ‘standard’ kit and the blue is the ‘change.’

    I’ve got all of the available (and some leaked) World Cup kits up here: http://bit.ly/2Tm6t3...

    Now there’s a public service. Thanks! Got any favorites?[/quote]

    After this one http://www1.pictures... they’re all also rans. :)

  • Dane | February 12, 2010 at 3:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”377526″]Logorama. I wish I could get those 15 minutes back. What a pile of dung.[/quote]

    I’m afraid I have to join this camp. It was visually hard to watch, and whatever story they were going for was pointless.

  • leon | February 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”377575″][quote comment=”377526″]Logorama. I wish I could get those 15 minutes back. What a pile of dung.[/quote]

    I’m afraid I have to join this camp. It was visually hard to watch, and whatever story they were going for was pointless.[/quote]
    Hear that? It’s the sound of a large number of hands rubbing together on Madison Ave.

  • Geeman | February 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”377489″][quote comment=”377470″]Everyone please pause, and imagine that these are not Cubans you’re looking at, but San Fransisco Giants. http://www.flickr.co...
    *Cue applause*[/quote]

    I wish the Giants had the guts to wear a uniform like that!! They’re sweet.[/quote]

    Well, it does take guts to look terrible. I am pleased to see them bringing back the orange jersey. I wish the Orioles would do the same. I loved that as a kid. Saw a fan at the Minnesota-Michgian hoops game last nigth in the stands wearing the old throwback orange-front O’s cap.

  • Geeman | February 12, 2010 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”377544″]Apparently the NCAA is becoming the No Fun League too..they’re making the taunting penalty stricter and taking away logos and words from eye-black… However..they are making it so you no longer need your pants past your knees..so more people will be wearing biker shorts..

    http://sports.espn.g...

    It’s about time they got rid of the markings (commerical logo or not) on eye black.

  • Geeman | February 12, 2010 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”377578″][quote comment=”377544″]Apparently the NCAA is becoming the No Fun League too..they’re making the taunting penalty stricter and taking away logos and words from eye-black… However..they are making it so you no longer need your pants past your knees..so more people will be wearing biker shorts..

    http://sports.espn.g...

    It’s about time they got rid of the markings (commerical logo or not) on eye black.[/quote]

    And I like the taunting rule. Comes just a few months after that nicely done film “The U.”

  • mao | February 12, 2010 at 3:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”377568″][quote comment=”377567″][quote comment=”377543″][quote comment=”377513″]Here’s a better view of the USA World Cup kits:

    Home: http://bit.ly/dpVA1D
    Away: http://bit.ly/9gKu09...

    I’ve got all of the available (and some leaked) World Cup kits up here: http://bit.ly/2Tm6t3...

    Now there’s a public service. Thanks! Got any favorites?[/quote]

    I think the Germany choices are very nice and I really like the French change kit. I’m withholding judgement on the Nike kits until I’ve seen them on real people and not over-stuffed mannequins.

  • chance michaels | February 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”377544″]Apparently the NCAA is becoming the No Fun League too..they’re making the taunting penalty stricter and taking away logos and words from eye-black… [/quote]

    About time, on both counts.

  • timmy b | February 12, 2010 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”377551″]”we are the pirates of the burgh.” is that anything like the barbar of seville, figaro, firgaro, fiiiigarrrroooooo. damn elmer got all hornet taco on bugs, good for elmer. speaking of tacos, the radiator of se-pilsen. best. cartoon. ever. ’cause it’s real man.

    [/quote]

    “There! You’re nice and clean! Although your face looks like it might have gone thru a machine.”

    or something like that.

  • DJ | February 12, 2010 at 3:57 pm |

    I honestly don’t know the rules for the World Cup and don’t know if there is a designated ‘home’ side who pick which kit to wear, thereby forcing a contrasting selection by the ‘visitors.’

    If they haven’t done so already, FIFA will issue a technical manual to all the finalists that covers (among other things) uniform rules, such as size and coloring of numbers, letters, logos, manufacturer’s logos, etc.

    There will be a technical meeting (either in Switzerland, FIFA’s home, or South Africa) where each team’s primary and change kit will be presented to FIFA for inspection and approval.

    FIFA will designate a home team for each match of the World Cup, well beforehand (for the group stage, they may have already done it, for the knock-out stage, they’ll designate a home team a few days before the match). The home team wears their primary kit. The visitors will wear theirs as well (if sufficiently contrasting) or wear the change kit.

  • JTH | February 12, 2010 at 4:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”377551″]but the heat will be on tonight, so stop on by and let me get you drunk at the 2F pilsen art walk featuring jth’s couch. and special guest appearance by the pineapple(who has been in town for 3 days and i have seen for 5 minutes because the CAA conference and my work schedules are opposite. did i mention free booze? 1932 s. halsted.[/quote]
    Uh, not my couch. Your couch. Good to know that it’s still in one piece, though.

    Or is it?

  • LI Phil | February 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”377544″]Apparently the NCAA is becoming the No Fun thug League too..they’re making the taunting penalty stricter and taking away logos and words from eye-black…[/quote]

    (fixed)

  • mao | February 12, 2010 at 4:16 pm |

    Update: Spain’s change kit also came out today. Bottom of this page: http://bit.ly/cQdNqo

  • Sven | February 12, 2010 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”377567″][quote comment=”377543″][quote comment=”377513″]Here’s a better view of the USA World Cup kits:

    Home: http://bit.ly/dpVA1D
    Away: http://bit.ly/9gKu09...

    Does anyone know how FIFA determines who wears what (light v dark, red v blue, etc.) in the World Cup games? Also, it’s a little strange to be calling these “home” and “away” unis. In soccer, particularly non-US soccer, most teams have “primary” and “secondary” outfits, i.e. they will wear their primary uniform so long as it visually contrasts with their opponent. Home and away doesn’t typically figure into the equation.[/quote]

    True, I should’ve written ‘standard’ and ‘change’ kits. I honestly don’t know the rules for the World Cup and don’t know if there is a designated ‘home’ side who pick which kit to wear, thereby forcing a contrasting selection by the ‘visitors.’ That’s what I would assume is the case. Either way, the white USA kit is the ‘standard’ kit and the blue is the ‘change.’

    I’ve got all of the available (and some leaked) World Cup kits up here: http://bit.ly/2Tm6t3...

    If memory serves, it’s established when the groups are drawn which team has first priority in any given match, but of course a lot of the time both teams wind up wearing their primary kit anyway. I don’t even think they have a choice if they’re in the primary spot – they can’t play games like how teams try to make the Cowboys wear the navy blues.

  • mao | February 12, 2010 at 4:31 pm |

    Interesting. I thought it was more like the Premier League where the home side chooses and the away side pieces together a kit that isn’t featuring the same colors. But that was not based on anything. Thanks for the info, both to Sven and DJ.

  • Geenf | February 12, 2010 at 5:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”377570″][quote comment=”377514″][quote comment=”377513″]Here’s a better view of the USA World Cup kits:

    Home: http://bit.ly/dpVA1D
    Away: http://bit.ly/9gKu09...
    They look pretty good.

    Instant downgrade once they put the ugly mis-colored badge on the chest.[/quote]

    And now I know who Chance is. Hi Goth! :D

    I’m not a big fan, really. I especially don’t like the large white stripe on the navy shirt; it clashes greatly.

    And, dangit, the primary is white shirt with NAVY shorts (or, at least, has been for a while now. Why do you keep trying to mess with that, Nike? Why?? Can’t we just pick one basic primary look?[/quote]

    At least they’re getting rid of anthracite.

  • Geenf | February 12, 2010 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”377589″][quote comment=”377570″][quote comment=”377514″][quote comment=”377513″]Here’s a better view of the USA World Cup kits:

    Home: http://bit.ly/dpVA1D
    Away: http://bit.ly/9gKu09...
    They look pretty good.

    Instant downgrade once they put the ugly mis-colored badge on the chest.[/quote]

    And now I know who Chance is. Hi Goth! :D

    I’m not a big fan, really. I especially don’t like the large white stripe on the navy shirt; it clashes greatly.

    And, dangit, the primary is white shirt with NAVY shorts (or, at least, has been for a while now. Why do you keep trying to mess with that, Nike? Why?? Can’t we just pick one basic primary look?[/quote]

    At least they’re getting rid of anthracite.[/quote]

    One more thing: at least South Korea is not wearing pink anymore.

  • MPowers1634 | February 12, 2010 at 5:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”377545″][quote comment=”377537″][quote comment=”377536″](Why does that woman have an ‘O’ on her sweater?)
    [/quote]

    leon…behave!

    /preemptive strike[/quote]

    Except their neighbors in Lancaster County.

    1949? Was the number of the World Series the Philllies had been to since most everyone got electricity.

    —Ricko[/quote]

  • JTH | February 12, 2010 at 5:34 pm |

    I just heard on the radio that Frank Thomas’ #35 will be retired on August 29 (vs. the Yankees) and not August 2 as speculated in the article linked in the ticker.

  • thom | February 12, 2010 at 5:35 pm |

    LOGORAMA – AWESOME JUST AWESOME

  • Thomps | February 12, 2010 at 6:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”377589″][quote comment=”377570″][quote comment=”377514″][quote comment=”377513″]Here’s a better view of the USA World Cup kits:

    Home: http://bit.ly/dpVA1D
    Away: http://bit.ly/9gKu09...
    They look pretty good.

    Instant downgrade once they put the ugly mis-colored badge on the chest.[/quote]

    And now I know who Chance is. Hi Goth! :D

    I’m not a big fan, really. I especially don’t like the large white stripe on the navy shirt; it clashes greatly.

    And, dangit, the primary is white shirt with NAVY shorts (or, at least, has been for a while now. Why do you keep trying to mess with that, Nike? Why?? Can’t we just pick one basic primary look?[/quote]

    At least they’re getting rid of anthracite.[/quote]

    Completely agree re: anthracite. Overall I actually dig the design, but there is some easily fixed color issues remaining.

    Tweaks needed:

    Primary – Make the collar navy. Change diagonal stripe to red bordered by navy (a la 1950). Shorts need to be navy. White socks w/ red stripe

    Secondary – Looks great, pair it with a white short (or red?) and blue socks with white stripe

    My $0.02

  • Lwiedy | February 12, 2010 at 6:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”377475″]”New alernate cap for Pittsburgh’s new rookie league affiliate, for the Bradenton Marauders”

    is that the work of “studio simon”??? great hat![/quote]

    Don’t short(-season) change Bradenton…it’s a Class A Florida State League club!

  • Jeremy Brahm | February 12, 2010 at 6:39 pm |

    Official 2010 World Cup Regulations
    http://www.fifa.com/...

    Article 32 Equipment

    1. The participating member associations shall comply with the FIFA Equipment Regulations in force. Players and officials are not allowed
    to display political, religious, commercial or personal messages in any language or form on their playing or team kits, equipment (including kit bags, beverage containers, medical bags etc.) or body for the duration of their time in the stadiums, training sites or any other areas where
    accreditation is required to gain access.

    2. Each team shall inform FIFA of two different and contrasting colours (one predominately dark and one predominately light kit) for its official
    and reserve team kit (shirt, shorts and socks). In addition, each team shall select three (3) contrasting colours for the goalkeepers. This
    information shall be sent to FIFA on the team colour form. Only these colours may be worn at the matches.

    3. No later than 60 days after the final draw, the participating member associations shall send FIFA a sample of the full official and reserve
    team kits (shirt, shorts, socks, all three goalkeeper’s kits, gloves, caps, wristbands and headbands, etc.) intended for use during the final
    competition for approval.

    4. FIFA shall organise a kit-day session, which all participating member associations are obliged to attend. All equipment (kits, gloves, bags,
    medical equipment etc.) that could be on display within the stadium, the training grounds, the hotels or during transfers to, from or within South Africa must be approved by FIFA. FIFA will issue a written decision soon after the kit day regarding the approval of all submitted articles. Should any article of the team kit or any part thereof not be in accordance with the FIFA Equipment Regulations, the participating member association will be obliged to change it accordingly and re-submit the corrected items within 30 days of the first written decision.

    5. FIFA will inform the teams of the colours that they shall wear for each match. As far as possible, each team shall wear its official colours as declared on the official team colour form. If the two teams’ colours and the referees’ colour might cause confusion, in principle, team A
    in the official match schedule will be entitled to wear its official team kit and team B will use its reserve team kit or, if necessary, both teams
    may have to wear a combination of their official and reserve team kits.

    FIFA will endeavour to ensure that each team wears its official team kit at least once during the tournament.

    6. Throughout the final competition, each player shall wear the number allotted to him on the official players’ list in accordance with the
    Equipment Regulations.

    7. The player’s last name or popular name (or abbreviation) shall be affixed above the number on the back of the shirt and shall be clearly legible in accordance with the Equipment Regulations.

    8. FIFA will supply a sufficient number of players’ sleeve badges with the official competition logo of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, which shall be affixed on the right-hand sleeve of each shirt. FIFA will issue a circular letter to the participating associations, outlining the instructions for use of the players’ sleeve badges.

    9. The official and reserve team kits (including those of the goalkeepers) shall be taken to every match.

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

    Very cool patches today.

  • LI Phil | February 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm |

    gaddam i just watched logorama again

    holy shit is it better the second time around

  • LarryB | February 12, 2010 at 7:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”377571″]From the 1948 Olympics in St. Moritz:

    Switerland, Canada and Czechoslovakia hockey teams at the medal ceremony[/quote]

    nice

  • leon | February 12, 2010 at 7:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”377598″]gaddam i just watched logorama again

    holy shit is it better the second time around[/quote]
    yeah,remember green stamps? thought so.

  • LI Phil | February 12, 2010 at 7:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”377600″]remember green stamps? thought so.[/quote]

    yeah, i do

    what, you think only you and ricko collected them?

    sperry & hutchinson, baby

    /i think i got a trumpet or some shit with my grama’s stamps…or maybe it was a toaster…i was pretty young then

  • leon | February 12, 2010 at 7:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”377601″][quote comment=”377600″]remember green stamps? thought so.[/quote]

    yeah, i do

    what, you think only you and ricko collected them?

    sperry & hutchinson, baby

    /i think i got a trumpet or some shit with my grama’s stamps…or maybe it was a toaster…i was pretty young then[/quote]
    the toaster’s the one with the cord,
    :)

  • Greg B. | February 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm |

    In reference to the whole guy-playing-against-his-former-team-in-throwbacks-he-once-wore-regularly, how about anybody who was on the Vikings before Minnesota changed to their current design and has played against them when they’ve worn the recent throwbacks? I’m sure somebody must have.

    I’m also nominating myself for worst-worded comment ever.

  • Taxman | February 12, 2010 at 8:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”377468″]wow… i really don’t know what to say:

    http://shop.mlb.com/...
    “Dude did you remember the side of wings with the pizza?”

  • JTH | February 12, 2010 at 9:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”377603″]In reference to the whole guy-playing-against-his-former-team-in-throwbacks-he-once-wore-regularly, how about anybody who was on the Vikings before Minnesota changed to their current design and has played against them when they’ve worn the recent throwbacks? I’m sure somebody must have.

    I’m also nominating myself for worst-worded comment ever.[/quote]
    That’s a good thought, but the Vikings throwbacks go back to the early 80s. I’m pretty sure not even this guy was playing when they wore them.

  • Jeremiah M. | February 12, 2010 at 10:04 pm |

    Is it just me or did the doll things the Russians were waving look like Kenny from South Park, just blue?

  • aflfan | February 12, 2010 at 10:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”377606″]Is it just me or did the doll things the Russians were waving look like Kenny from South Park, just blue?[/quote]

    A little

  • Hibbsy | February 12, 2010 at 10:53 pm |

    “Logorama” was creative and interesting, but I couldn’t wait for it to end. Interesting, but kind of boring. Perhaps watching the “LSD No No” everyday for a month has raised my animation expectations. My horrible attention span could be another reason.