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The Larry Bodnovich Files, Vol. 4

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Been nearly seven months since we featured some material from screen-grab kingpin Larry Bodnovich (if you missed the previous entries devoted to his work, look here, here, and here. Today we’re going to look at some shots he culled from a DVD with two 1939 college football games: Notre Dame at Iowa and South Dakota at Iowa. Lots of interesting stuff here:

• In the Irish/Hawkeyes game, the two schools began by wearing nearly identical uniforms — navy jerseys over gold pants. But in the second half, Notre Dame came out wearing green jerseys with white shoulder yokes (you can see the green tone more clearly in the sunlight). Did the Irish change jerseys specifically to avoid visual confusion caused by the similar unis?

• Here’s a good shot of Iowa running back Nile Kinnick, who scored the only touchdown of the game and won the Heisman that year.

• Never seen this before: The Irish’s reserve players laid down on the sidelines! “They’d get up when the play came their way,” says Larry.

So much cooler than a jumbotron.

Lots of additional screen shots from this game are available here. And if you want to see moving pictures, the same highlight footage from Larry’s DVD is available for viewing here.

• Moving on the Iowa/S.Dakota game, look at this shot. There’s a dog on the field, right near the official. “Looks like a terrier,” says Larry.

• “See the big ‘1 10’ on the sidelines,” says Larry. “It seems they marked the 1st-and-ten scrimmage that way.”

Lots of additional shots from this game are showcased in this gallery.

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Culinary Corner: Yesterday I mentioned that the folks at Heritage Foods USA were offering a really good deal — 15 pork chops for ninety bucks, with free shipping. This led several of you to get in get in touch with the horrifying revelation that you don’t know how to cook pork chops, at least not without drying them out. If ever there was a metaphor for — and a barometer of — modern civilization’s decline, this must surely be it.

Here, look, it’s easy: Get yourself some nice rib chops or pork porterhouses. They should be medium-thick — an inch and a quarter, say, or an inch and a half. Take them out of the fridge at least half an hour before you’re ready to cook, and sprinkle them with salt and pepper (and, I suppose, a spice rub if you’re so inclined, although good heritage pork like Berkshire or Red Wattle doesn’t need more than s&p).

Put a tablespoon or two of good olive oil in a heavy skillet — preferably cast iron — and heat it over not-quite-high heat so that it shimmers but doesn’t smoke. Add the chops and sear for two minutes. Turn them over and sear for a minute more. Reduce the heat to medium-low, turn the chops again, cover the skillet, and cook for four minutes more. Turn the chops one more time, cook for another three minutes (still covered), and you’re done.

The chops should come out of the skillet with an internal temperature of 140 to 145. Let them sit for a few minutes (you can make a quick pan sauce while you wait) and the temp should rise about five more degrees — that’s the dinner bell.

If they’re pink in the center, that’s good — they’re supposed to look that way. Contrary to what your Mom was taught by the overcautious food authorities of past generations, pork is not supposed to turn out white (or, worse, gray). Trust me. Then invite me over for dinner.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Did you know CCM used to make baseball gear? And some football, too (with thanks to Mike Hersh). … New retro kit for Arsenal (with thanks to Peter Kurilecz). … Uni number changes in Braves camp (with thanks to Jonathon Binet). … Good observation by Jeff Rich, who notes that Arizona State uses a gold resin bag. Never seen that before. … Best new reason to visit Germany: They have a vending machine museum (with thanks to Tom Konecny). … Very last item on this page indicates that Mark Kotsay has changed uni numbers, going from 30 to 7 (with thanks to Steve Johnston). … UNC will be wearing Jordan throwbacks tonight (with thanks to Benn Wineka) … Several spring training observations from Jonathon Binet, who noticed Ian Kinsler wearing stirrups, Kenshin Kawakami wearing a double-flap helmet, and the odd incongruity of the Indians wearing two mismatched initials on their cap and chest. … Love this old Pacers patch. … Here’s a video clip showing the classic ballparks that will be included in MLB: The Show 10. … New on-field mascot in the works, sort of, for Ole Miss (as reported by Michael Stevens). … “UConn’s women’s basketball team debuted a new look on Saturday,” says Jacob Kubuske. “They’re in the same style as Nike’s new men’s uniforms for Syracuse, Texas, and UConn, but with a very faint gray color.” … Silver medal (which as you know is much better than a gold medal) for John Schandler, who writes: “I work for a Nike Factory Store in New York. We are about to launch a baseball promotion, and I arrived at work on Monday greeted by a Yankee-clad mannequin at the front of the store. After much arguing, the manager allowed me to dress another manniquin in Mets garb. In addition, I was able to convince management to let me NOT use any black clothing.” That, people, is truly heroic work. … Coupla awesome bedsheets available on eBay, one with an NBA theme and one NASL (nice finds by Brian Mazmanian). … Faaaaascinating contribution by Christopher Petersen, who writes: “I recently bought a reusable Cubs lunch bag to take to work, and of course it has the little MLB logo on it to remind you that you just gave Bud Selig a little more of your money. But if you look closer, you’ll see it’s a bit different.” Definitely haven’t seen that before. … New shorts, vaguely based on Apollo Creed’s trunks from Rocky IV, for the LaCrosse All-Stars (with thanks to Jeff Brunelle). … It’s the law: Every few months someone in the media has to do a story about the uniform laundry scene (with thanks to William Yurasko). … Next-to-last item on this page indicates that the Blue Jackets will have a third jesey this fall.

 

138 comments to The Larry Bodnovich Files, Vol. 4

  • DJ | February 24, 2010 at 7:58 am |

    Iowa wearing navy? Never. Black. Too close to navy, which is why ND switched to green.

  • Rob Leavell | February 24, 2010 at 8:12 am |

    WOW! As an Iowa alum, those pics were a real treat!

    “If ever there was a metaphor for — and a barometer of — modern civilization’s decline”

    It’s pronounced thermometer

  • JAson | February 24, 2010 at 8:25 am |

    I know everyone is doing the circle logo on the front, but I hope the Jackets third looks something like this…

    http://www.flickr.co...

  • Ry Co 40 | February 24, 2010 at 8:38 am |

    “kugel-schreiber” is one of my favorite words! lol. it sounds much better than it looks (vending machine link)

  • Randy Rollyson | February 24, 2010 at 8:40 am |

    The gold rosin bag is probably a gold ASU sock filled with pine rosin.

  • Geeman | February 24, 2010 at 8:46 am |

    1. That Iowa-Notre Dame piece is great. Love the unis.

    2. No pics, but Providence wore black and Syracuse wore orange in a game at Providence last night. And there was a citrusy tilt in Ann Arbor, with Michigan in maize and Illinois in orange.

  • MEMAL | February 24, 2010 at 8:50 am |

    [quote comment=”379241″]I know everyone is doing the circle logo on the front, but I hope the Jackets third looks something like this…

    http://www.flickr.co...

    I concur, I’m surprised more clubs don’t try to incorporate those horizontal stripes across the midsection into their jersey design.

    Those Apollo Creed shorts are pretty great! I am participating in a Beer Olympics in May and those shorts might become my team’s uniform bottoms, which will go great with our pre-selected team song of “Hearts on Fire”. It shall be a good year for winning the draw to be Team USA(everyone wants to be Team USA like everyone wants to be Mr. Black.)

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | February 24, 2010 at 9:04 am |

    Great news on the new Arsenal kits, I just hope Nike does a fitting tribute to the double winning side responsible for my Gunners obsession since 1971.

  • matt | February 24, 2010 at 9:07 am |

    ASU wears gold sanitary socks under their sitrrups

  • LI Phil | February 24, 2010 at 9:09 am |

    my choice for the ladies

  • Rob | February 24, 2010 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”379239″]Iowa wearing navy? Never. Black. Too close to navy, which is why ND switched to green.[/quote]
    I was thinking the same thing. Iowa wears black and gold. Always has. Though navy blue and black are close, so close that John Madden has said the Bears wear black even though their home jersey is navy blue.

  • matt | February 24, 2010 at 9:22 am |

    <a href=[quote comment="379247"]ASU wears gold sanitary socks under their sitrrups[/quote]

    http://collegebaseba...

  • Tom Servaux | February 24, 2010 at 9:29 am |

    Thanks for the Iowa pics today, Larry and Paul.

    For those of you who may not know anything about Nile Kinnick, take some time to look him up on the internet if you get a chance. He was truly a warrior-poet from a different era.

  • Original Jim | February 24, 2010 at 9:33 am |

    I though I remembered seeing that “recycle” MLB logo during its Earth Day promotions in the last few seasons.

  • Mark K | February 24, 2010 at 9:35 am |

    Paul- since the chops come frozen do you thaw them in the refrigerator and for how long?

  • Geeman | February 24, 2010 at 9:36 am |

    I can’t get over the simple athletic elegance of those uniforms. Beautiful, just beautiful. Imagine the texture. Puts today’s android unis to shame. Nice work this morning, Paul.

    http://lh4.ggpht.com...

  • fred | February 24, 2010 at 9:40 am |

    “New on-field mascot in the works, sort of, for Ole Miss (as reported by Michael Stevens)”

    I wonder if my alma mater will change mascots now too?

    http://www.iecc.edu/...

    Btw: here’s yours truly dressed as the Statesman:
    http://www.fredstroh...

  • FormerDirtDart | February 24, 2010 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”379248″]my choice for the ladies[/quote]
    Is that your future restraining order?

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 9:42 am |

    [quote comment=”379248″]my choice for the ladies[/quote]

    That’s Sarah Hecken of Germany.

    Strange – of the 30 skaters who competed last night, she was the only one where they didn’t shoot a closeup photo.

  • Hank | February 24, 2010 at 9:42 am |

    Thanks for the tips on the proper way to cook pork. I remember all-too well as a kid in the 1960s having pork chops for dinner and they were cooked to within an inch of their former lives. And in all fairness, meat processing has come a long way since then.

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 9:44 am |

    Nice job on the screen shots, Larry! South Dakota’s unis really stand out, don’t they?

    Love the old analog time clock on the scoreboard.

  • FormerDirtDart | February 24, 2010 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”379257″][quote comment=”379248″]my choice for the ladies[/quote]

    That’s Sarah Hecken of Germany.

    Strange – of the 30 skaters who competed last night, she was the only one where they didn’t shoot a closeup photo.[/quote]
    http://www.vancouver...

  • Piping Mike | February 24, 2010 at 9:51 am |

    Shouldn’t that be rosin bag and not resin bag?

  • Dave R | February 24, 2010 at 9:53 am |

    I’m gonna say the Iowa pants in the ND game were actually white, and showed up goldish-looking due to being dirty and/or the age of the photos. Definitely black jerseys for Iowa, not navy.

  • FormerDirtDart | February 24, 2010 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”379261″]Shouldn’t that be rosin bag and not resin bag?[/quote]
    yeah, I was thinking a resin bag out by the mound seemed like a good way to get ejected

  • Ricko | February 24, 2010 at 9:55 am |

    [quote comment=”379251″]Thanks for the Iowa pics today, Larry and Paul.

    For those of you who may not know anything about Nile Kinnick, take some time to look him up on the internet if you get a chance. He was truly a warrior-poet from a different era.[/quote]

    There a many people, both then and now, both in Iowa and outside it, who maintain that, had his life continued on its path, Kinnick may have ended up a Senator from Iowa, perhaps even a Presidential candidate.

    http://en.wikipedia....

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | February 24, 2010 at 9:59 am |

    [quote comment=”379262″]I’m gonna say the Iowa pants in the ND game were actually white, and showed up goldish-looking due to being dirty and/or the age of the photos. Definitely black jerseys for Iowa, not navy.[/quote]

    Yes, the Kinnick-era pants were white with the Iowa uni. Seen other color games films. Black-gold-black striping. Iowa wore them as throwbacks for one game in the past few years (home opener, I believe).
    http://images.usatod...

    —Ricko

  • Geeman | February 24, 2010 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”379265″][quote comment=”379262″]I’m gonna say the Iowa pants in the ND game were actually white, and showed up goldish-looking due to being dirty and/or the age of the photos. Definitely black jerseys for Iowa, not navy.[/quote]

    Yes, the Kinnick-era pants were white with the Iowa uni. Seen other color games films. Black-gold-black striping. Iowa wore them as throwbacks for one game in the past few years (home opener, I believe).
    http://images.usatod...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Nice looking unis on both squads there.

  • M.Princip | February 24, 2010 at 10:02 am |
  • M.Princip | February 24, 2010 at 10:03 am |
  • Geeman | February 24, 2010 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”379265″][quote comment=”379262″]I’m gonna say the Iowa pants in the ND game were actually white, and showed up goldish-looking due to being dirty and/or the age of the photos. Definitely black jerseys for Iowa, not navy.[/quote]

    Yes, the Kinnick-era pants were white with the Iowa uni. Seen other color games films. Black-gold-black striping. Iowa wore them as throwbacks for one game in the past few years (home opener, I believe).
    http://images.usatod...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    The team in white has no maker’s logo — nice. Those uniforms are beautifully uncluttered for the most part.

  • Greg FC | February 24, 2010 at 10:10 am |

    [quote comment=”379246″]Great news on the new Arsenal kits, I just hope Nike does a fitting tribute to the double winning side responsible for my Gunners obsession since 1971.[/quote]

    Gunny, all I can say is that if they really bring back the yellow and blue, not that shiny-almost lamé gold and blue, I will be happier than Paul would if every Cardinal started wearing ‘rups. I know this is borderline blasphemy, but I think I like them even more than the white-sleeved reds. Shhh…don’t tell anyone.

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 10:15 am |

    For those who think this http://a.espncdn.com... is neon green…

    THIS http://d.yimg.com/a/... is neon green.

    Sent that photo to Mrs. V and she replied, “I’d wear that color.”

    I’m so proud.

  • LI Phil | February 24, 2010 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”379256″][quote comment=”379248″]my choice for the ladies[/quote]
    Is that your future restraining order?[/quote]

    yes, and i’ve been meaning to ask, how do you remove an ankle bracelet?

  • KT | February 24, 2010 at 10:18 am |

    (FC) Tampa Bay Rowdies unveiled their new uniforms moments ago…

    One look and another look.

    The second one is a bit too stripy, but they did do a nice job with the white (home) one, which isn’t a bad homage to the classic original.

    And the hoop socks are back. That should make Paul happy.

    The shirts themselves look flimsy, I wonder if they are.

  • DJ | February 24, 2010 at 10:22 am |

    Though navy blue and black are close, so close that John Madden has said the Bears wear black even though their home jersey is navy blue.

    If you compare a Bears jersey from, say, 1985 to the present (especially up close), you’ll notice the color shift. The ’85 jersey has a blue that’s so dark and “cloudy”, you could easily mistake it for black. The orange has a distinct reddish tinge. The present-day jerseys are definitely navy blue and orange.

  • FormerDirtDart | February 24, 2010 at 10:23 am |

    [quote comment=”379273″][quote comment=”379256″][quote comment=”379248″]my choice for the ladies[/quote]
    Is that your future restraining order?[/quote]

    yes, and i’ve been meaning to ask, how do you remove an ankle bracelet?[/quote]
    given her age, you may stand a good chance of winning a tour of lovely Rikers Island

  • Geeman | February 24, 2010 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”379275″]Though navy blue and black are close, so close that John Madden has said the Bears wear black even though their home jersey is navy blue.

    If you compare a Bears jersey from, say, 1985 to the present (especially up close), you’ll notice the color shift. The ’85 jersey has a blue that’s so dark and “cloudy”, you could easily mistake it for black. The orange has a distinct reddish tinge. The present-day jerseys are definitely navy blue and orange.[/quote]

    Always thought the Yankees were closer to black than navy too.

    FYI, the Navy’s “service-dress blue” uniforms (SDBs) and “winter blues” are actually black.

  • Charlie | February 24, 2010 at 10:35 am |

    Don’t know why Notre Dame switched to green for the second half of the 1939 Iowa game, but according to the irishlegends.com web site: On October 8, 1921 – Although Gold and Blue have always been and still are the Notre Dame school colors, green football jerseys were first used in a game against Iowa in 1921 when Knute Rockne, realizing that Iowa’s dark jerseys would make it difficult to distinguish between the players, ordered the green worn. The switch wasn’t lucky for the Irish, as they were upset by the Iowan’s 10-7.

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 10:35 am |

    [quote comment=”379274″](FC) Tampa Bay Rowdies unveiled their new uniforms moments ago…

    One look and another look.

    The second one is a bit too stripy, but they did do a nice job with the white (home) one, which isn’t a bad homage to the classic original.

    And the hoop socks are back. That should make Paul happy.

    The shirts themselves look flimsy, I wonder if they are.[/quote]

    Very nice. Think they would donate a kit for a Uni Watch raffle?

  • Bob Loblaw | February 24, 2010 at 10:45 am |

    [quote comment=”379267″]R.I.P. Mosi Tatupu[/quote]

    Anthony Davis’ fullback at mid 70’s SC? wow… shocking news– Mosi was a relatively young man…

    *shakes head* RIP. Big Guy.

  • Bob Loblaw | February 24, 2010 at 10:51 am |

    [quote comment=”379274″](FC) Tampa Bay Rowdies unveiled their new uniforms moments ago…

    One look and another look.

    The second one is a bit too stripy, but they did do a nice job with the white (home) one, which isn’t a bad homage to the classic original.

    And the hoop socks are back. That should make Paul happy.

    The shirts themselves look flimsy, I wonder if they are.[/quote]
    If they’re made by Lotto, then I’d say yes: they’ll be flimsy and of shoddy materials. However, I agree w/ you that the white version is a perfect homage to the original Rowdies.

  • Matthew Hackethal | February 24, 2010 at 10:52 am |

    Great gallery of old ceral ads on slate.com today:

    http://www.thebigmon...

  • M.Princip | February 24, 2010 at 10:52 am |

    [quote comment=”379280″][quote comment=”379267″]R.I.P. Mosi Tatupu[/quote]

    Anthony Davis’ fullback at mid 70’s SC? wow… shocking news– Mosi was a relatively young man…

    *shakes head* RIP. Big Guy.[/quote]

    Not sure where Dan got the source pic. for Mosi?

    Indeed, shocking and very sad news about Mosi’s untimely passing. My sincere condolences to the Tatupu family.

  • KT | February 24, 2010 at 11:01 am |

    [quote comment=”379281″]If they’re made by Lotto, then I’d say yes: they’ll be flimsy and of shoddy materials. However, I agree w/ you that the white version is a perfect homage to the original Rowdies.[/quote]

    Having dealt with Lotto before, I would tend to agree.

    And I’d say nearly perfect. It’ll be perfect when they can use the old wordmark. But the socks were key. The shoulder stripes on the white were a bonus, I didn’t expect them to deliver on that.

  • KT | February 24, 2010 at 11:04 am |

    Oh, and there’s apparently a yellow “thing” a href=”http://twitpic.com/1534pc”>on the back of the home jersey that is completely unnecessary (it’s visible on the placard next to that player). That also keeps it from being perfect. There’s absolutely no need for that thing on the back.

  • KT | February 24, 2010 at 11:05 am |

    Bad linky, apparently. This is it. Sorry.

  • M.Princip | February 24, 2010 at 11:19 am |

    [quote comment=”379282″]Great gallery of old ceral ads on slate.com today:

    http://www.thebigmon...

    Yes…..mmmmmmm, yes(pipe in mouth).

  • Ricko | February 24, 2010 at 11:23 am |

    [quote comment=”379286″]Bad linky, apparently. This is it. Sorry.[/quote]

    It’s a little yellow cape, maybe.

    Nah, probably not for the “Rowdies”.

    I got carried way. Thinking about the Caribou fringe, I suppose.

    —Ricko

  • Ricko | February 24, 2010 at 11:28 am |

    [quote comment=”379287″][quote comment=”379282″]Great gallery of old ceral ads on slate.com today:

    http://www.thebigmon...

    Yes…..mmmmmmm, yes(pipe in mouth).[/quote]

    Imagined two different scenarios for that ad (the small frame at bottom)
    Either his next line is…
    “And I was going to buy you a dishwasher, but that would just slow you down.”
    or her line should be…
    “Pills, Darling, I have these little white pills.”

    —Ricko

  • JessMan | February 24, 2010 at 11:46 am |

    CCM also made/still makes bicycles. Saw one when I visited Toronto ten years ago. I think I want one.

  • divino codino | February 24, 2010 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”379280″][quote comment=”379267″]R.I.P. Mosi Tatupu[/quote]

    Anthony Davis’ fullback at mid 70’s SC? wow… shocking news– Mosi was a relatively young man…

    *shakes head* RIP. Big Guy.[/quote]

    Great alltime quote from his coach John McKay – “Tackling Mosi is like tackling a Coke machine.”

  • Ricko | February 24, 2010 at 11:50 am |

    Speaking of soccer…
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    —Ricko

  • Bob Loblaw | February 24, 2010 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”379284″][quote comment=”379281″]If they’re made by Lotto, then I’d say yes: they’ll be flimsy and of shoddy materials. However, I agree w/ you that the white version is a perfect homage to the original Rowdies.[/quote]

    Having dealt with Lotto before, I would tend to agree.

    And I’d say nearly perfect. It’ll be perfect when they can use the old wordmark. But the socks were key. The shoulder stripes on the white were a bonus, I didn’t expect them to deliver on that.[/quote]
    KT,

    As a lotto observer, have you noticed that i’d call a double standard in Lotto’s templates?

    If you are an observer of the Italian Seria A you’ll note that Lotto outfits sides like Chievo, udinese and a few others that escape my memory. Then compare those to the templates that Lotto ‘pushes’ on the unwasted masses in Argentina, Chile, et al. Those jerseys are not cut to the body and feature inferior materials and unflattering baggy cuts to make the players look like a bunch of JV’ers wearing the shirts w/ the numbers 40 thru 99.

    That’s just the kits, owning a San Lorenzo track suit, practice jerseys and other Lotto wear I can tell you all of it is made from inferior materials…… crap, in fact.

    Odd that clubs like Quilmes, San Lorenzo and others would allow a kit manufacturer to push them around like this.

  • Bob Loblaw | February 24, 2010 at 11:56 am |

    [quote comment=”379292″]Speaking of soccer…
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    C’mon now, Ricko!!!!

    That’s Association Football !!!!!! ;)

  • Bob Loblaw | February 24, 2010 at 11:57 am |

    [quote comment=”379296″][quote comment=”379284″][quote comment=”379281″]If they’re made by Lotto, then I’d say yes: they’ll be flimsy and of shoddy materials. However, I agree w/ you that the white version is a perfect homage to the original Rowdies.[/quote]

    Having dealt with Lotto before, I would tend to agree.

    And I’d say nearly perfect. It’ll be perfect when they can use the old wordmark. But the socks were key. The shoulder stripes on the white were a bonus, I didn’t expect them to deliver on that.[/quote]
    KT,

    As a lotto observer, have you noticed that i’d call a double standard in Lotto’s templates?

    If you are an observer of the Italian Seria A you’ll note that Lotto outfits sides like Chievo, udinese and a few others that escape my memory. Then compare those to the templates that Lotto ‘pushes’ on the unwasted masses in Argentina, Chile, et al. Those jerseys are not cut to the body and feature inferior materials and unflattering baggy cuts to make the players look like a bunch of JV’ers wearing the shirts w/ the numbers 40 thru 99.

    That’s just the kits, owning a San Lorenzo track suit, practice jerseys and other Lotto wear I can tell you all of it is made from inferior materials…… crap, in fact.

    Odd that clubs like Quilmes, San Lorenzo and others would allow a kit manufacturer to push them around like this.[/quote]
    That’s unwashed masses, sorry.

  • JimWa | February 24, 2010 at 11:59 am |

    I linked a day or two ago to a story suggesting hot dogs be redesigned.

    Maybe they ARE dangerous after all …

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

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 12:00 pm |

    A lot of times I gloss over the stuff Paul and others find on eBay, because when I do look I tend to start searching for other items. Sure enough, I found the latest shirt I have to have:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    My favorite football shirts are the ones that have helmets on them. I like how they had the two different styles of facemasks on there.

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”379292″]Speaking of soccer…
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Ah, the old Wonder Woman logo…
    http://i29.photobuck...

    The cheerleaders sorta dressed like her:
    http://i142.photobuc...

  • JimWa | February 24, 2010 at 12:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”379299″]I linked a day or two ago to a story suggesting hot dogs be redesigned.

    Maybe they ARE dangerous after all …

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

    Update: Reasonable solution confirmed:

    http://bighotdog.com...

    16″ long, 4″ thick hot dogs at $30 a pop. Designed to be sliced and grilled like a burger. I like this idea for paranoid freaks that fear for their lives.

    … but I’m still giving my kids the original …

  • KT | February 24, 2010 at 12:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”379296″]
    KT,

    As a lotto observer, have you noticed that i’d call a double standard in Lotto’s templates?[/quote]

    Interesting. Not really surprising, I guess. One could wish for adidas (the original Rowdies’ supplier), but a minor league team has to make the best deal it can for itself.

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 12:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”379292″]Speaking of soccer…
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    By the way, Ricko, the same guy who sold that patch has some World Team Tennis patches for sale at the bottom of his list.

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

    That’s one of four teams available.

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”379300″]A lot of times I gloss over the stuff Paul and others find on eBay, because when I do look I tend to start searching for other items. Sure enough, I found the latest shirt I have to have:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...

    Here’s another one:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/...
    My favorite football shirts are the ones that have helmets on them. I like how they had the two different styles of facemasks on there.[/quote]

  • Eric | February 24, 2010 at 12:21 pm |

    On the Heritage Foods porkchops, if you sign up for the e-mail newsletter, you can get a 15% off coupon, bringing the price down to $76.

  • chance michaels | February 24, 2010 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”379302″][quote comment=”379299″]I linked a day or two ago to a story suggesting hot dogs be redesigned.

    Maybe they ARE dangerous after all …

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

    Update: Reasonable solution confirmed:

    http://bighotdog.com...

    16″ long, 4″ thick hot dogs at $30 a pop. Designed to be sliced and grilled like a burger.

    I like this idea for paranoid freaks that fear for their lives.

    … but I’m still giving my kids the original …[/quote]
    Looks like fun, but I have too much respect for food to buy anything from a company named “Gorilla Tango Novelty Meats, LLC”

  • Brian | February 24, 2010 at 12:33 pm |

    I remember seeing the MLB recycling logo a few months back when the grocery store I work for started selling Tampa Bay Rays reusable bags. It was much bigger on those bags than it looks on the Cubs bag, though.

  • Jim Bullard | February 24, 2010 at 12:52 pm |

    Calling all Photoshoppers:

    I’m a big-time OKC Thunder fan. When they first introduced their new uniforms, I was with Paul that they were underwhelming and basically lame.

    However, throughout the past two seasons, their away unis have begun to grow on me to the point where I actually like them alot.

    But I’ve still got problems with the home uni, and I think the biggest issue I have, is that the name “Thunder” across the chest is outlined in white, and is one a white background.

    Ex. http://www.sportsbus...

    Would anyone be willing to play around with the outline colors of the words on the chest and change it to something other than white, so we can see what they look like?

    Also, just purchased KC’s new powder blue alt hat. It may just be the most beautiful ballcap I’ve ever seen. What are everyone else’s thoughts on the new powder blue Royals’ cap?

  • LI Phil | February 24, 2010 at 1:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”379309″]

    Would anyone be willing to play around with the outline colors of the words on the chest and change it to something other than white, so we can see what they look like?[/quote]

    very Q&D…but something like this?

  • Jim Bullard | February 24, 2010 at 1:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”379310″][quote comment=”379309″]

    Would anyone be willing to play around with the outline colors of the words on the chest and change it to something other than white, so we can see what they look like?[/quote]

    very Q&D…but something like this?[/quote]

    Thanks Phil,

    That looks 100 times better as far as I’m concerned.

  • Dante | February 24, 2010 at 1:20 pm |

    Re: MLB Reusable Lunch Sacks

    Anybody know where I could find these online? Wouldn’t mind carrying my PB&J to work in a Dodgers one.

  • JimWa | February 24, 2010 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”379311″][quote comment=”379310″][quote comment=”379309″]

    Would anyone be willing to play around with the outline colors of the words on the chest and change it to something other than white, so we can see what they look like?[/quote]

    very Q&D…but something like this?[/quote]

    Thanks Phil,

    That looks 100 times better as far as I’m concerned.[/quote]

    It’s got potential, but I still think it looks more like the back of a jersey, not the front.

  • JimWa | February 24, 2010 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”379312″]Re: MLB Reusable Lunch Sacks

    Anybody know where I could find these online? Wouldn’t mind carrying my PB&J to work in a Dodgers one.[/quote]

    Here’s a starting point …

    http://shop.baseball...

  • Chris | February 24, 2010 at 1:31 pm |

    Hopefully people will heed your advice on the pork preparation…when done properly, a thick pork chop beats a steak any day of the week!!!

  • aflfan | February 24, 2010 at 1:41 pm |

    Here is an interesting uniform. The person is 51 year old Hubertus von Hohenlohe of Mexico. He participated in the Giant slalom yesterday. It is a slide show

    http://www.nbcolympi...

  • Mike | February 24, 2010 at 1:44 pm |

    I love the shot with the dog on the field! Any truth to the rumors that the dog lead Iowa in tackles that game?

  • CC | February 24, 2010 at 1:50 pm |

    Didn’t Apollo Creed lose the fight and DIE in Rocky IV. I’m not sure there’s a lot of good mojo tied to those shorts.

  • scott | February 24, 2010 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”379309″]Also, just purchased KC’s new powder blue alt hat. It may just be the most beautiful ballcap I’ve ever seen. What are everyone else’s thoughts on the new powder blue Royals’ cap?[/quote]

    It’s certainly an acceptable cap, but I don’t think any alt cap can really be considered the most beautiful cap ever. If it were, the Royals should be wearing it all the time.

  • scott | February 24, 2010 at 1:54 pm |

    Also, are the Royals changing their powder blue uniforms next year? The powder blue cap is using white letters on it, while the uniform has used royal blue script. Seems the two should be the same color for consistency.

  • Jeff S. | February 24, 2010 at 2:04 pm |

    Barry Zito talks about new Giants’ socks and confirms a stirrup version.

    http://www.twitvid.c...

  • JimWa | February 24, 2010 at 2:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”379321″]Barry Zito talks about new Giants’ socks and confirms a stirrup version.

    http://www.twitvid.c...

    That was a lot more than 140 words.

  • Chris Cafardi | February 24, 2010 at 2:13 pm |

    Help! UNIWATCH APB!! My 9 yr old son plays on a tournament baseball team and it has been impossible to find anything bu extremely baggy (and long) pants for him (think Manny Ramirez). He has a 24″ waist and a 21.5″ inseam. I want to get him white pants that he can wear above the calf to showcase his stirrups. Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to get pants that are appropriately hemmed, etc.?

  • Ricko | February 24, 2010 at 2:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”379323″]Help! UNIWATCH APB!! My 9 yr old son plays on a tournament baseball team and it has been impossible to find anything bu extremely baggy (and long) pants for him (think Manny Ramirez). He has a 24″ waist and a 21.5″ inseam. I want to get him white pants that he can wear above the calf to showcase his stirrups. Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to get pants that are appropriately hemmed, etc.?[/quote]

    Unless the world has gone totally sideways, Dick’s or Sports Authority. Failing that, search “boys baseball pants white” on ebay and you’ll find more than you can handle.

    —Ricko

  • KT | February 24, 2010 at 2:33 pm |

    Having just gone to look at the new Royals’ powder blue hat, I can say without question that it’s not one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen.

    And I like powder blue. But that just ain’t makin’ it.

  • Mark K | February 24, 2010 at 2:39 pm |

    USA in blue this afternoon? I like that look better than the whites because it lacks the little “wedges” for the TV numbers.

  • Ricko | February 24, 2010 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”379324″][quote comment=”379323″]Help! UNIWATCH APB!! My 9 yr old son plays on a tournament baseball team and it has been impossible to find anything bu extremely baggy (and long) pants for him (think Manny Ramirez). He has a 24″ waist and a 21.5″ inseam. I want to get him white pants that he can wear above the calf to showcase his stirrups. Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to get pants that are appropriately hemmed, etc.?[/quote]

    Unless the world has gone totally sideways, Dick’s or Sports Authority. Failing that, search “boys baseball pants white” on ebay and you’ll find more than you can handle.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Also EastBay.com

    —Ricko

  • Jonathan Brent | February 24, 2010 at 3:20 pm |

    Anyone notice how awesome Ryan Miller’s mask is?

  • Chris Cafardi | February 24, 2010 at 3:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”379327″][quote comment=”379324″][quote comment=”379323″]Help! UNIWATCH APB!! My 9 yr old son plays on a tournament baseball team and it has been impossible to find anything bu extremely baggy (and long) pants for him (think Manny Ramirez). He has a 24″ waist and a 21.5″ inseam. I want to get him white pants that he can wear above the calf to showcase his stirrups. Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to get pants that are appropriately hemmed, etc.?[/quote]

    Unless the world has gone totally sideways, Dick’s or Sports Authority. Failing that, search “boys baseball pants white” on ebay and you’ll find more than you can handle.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Also EastBay.com

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Ricko – I am truly honored by the response. I have tried all of the traditional sources – Dick’s, SA, Eastbay. I am looking for a more of a specialized product with a higher hem, etc. Any leads? HELP! My son shouldn’t have to look like he is wearing pajamas to play ball.

    Thanks.

    CC

  • Geeman | February 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”379244″]1. That Iowa-Notre Dame piece is great. Love the unis.

    2. No pics, but Providence wore black and Syracuse wore orange in a game at Providence last night. And there was a citrusy tilt in Ann Arbor, with Michigan in maize and Illinois in orange.[/quote]

    http://www.stltoday....

    http://www.washingto...

  • LarryB | February 24, 2010 at 3:44 pm |

    As many know I love the old time films or pictures and have fun getting the screen grabs from my dvds.

    When the quality is good it makes it even more fun to look at.

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 4:17 pm |

    Finally got a picture from last night of Germany’s Sarah Hecken:
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    You can tell they’re not related -no stirrups on that outfit.

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 4:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”379332″]Finally got a picture from last night of Germany’s Sarah Hecken:
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    You can tell they’re not related -no stirrups on that outfit.[/quote]

    Meant to say not related to Phil, but you knew that…

  • FormerDirtDart | February 24, 2010 at 4:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”379332″]Finally got a picture from last night of Germany’s Sarah Hecken:
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    You can tell they’re not related -no stirrups on that outfit.[/quote]
    I refer you to #22

  • rpm | February 24, 2010 at 4:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”379332″]Finally got a picture from last night of Germany’s Sarah Hecken:
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    You can tell they’re not related -no stirrups on that outfit.[/quote]

    no stirrups on a hecken?!

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”379334″][quote comment=”379332″]Finally got a picture from last night of Germany’s Sarah Hecken:
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    You can tell they’re not related -no stirrups on that outfit.[/quote]
    I refer you to #22[/quote]

    Your picture didn’t show up on my computer for some reason.

  • aflfan | February 24, 2010 at 4:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”379335″][quote comment=”379332″]Finally got a picture from last night of Germany’s Sarah Hecken:
    http://d.yimg.com/a/...

    You can tell they’re not related -no stirrups on that outfit.[/quote]

    no stirrups on a hecken?![/quote]

    She is only 16 so she hasn’t had time to learn that Hecken’s are suppose to wear stirrups.

  • FormerDirtDart | February 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm |

    GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 5:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”379338″]GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL[/quote]

    Oh, THIS game’s on NBC…

    And I just found that out, too. Coulda taped it if I knew sooner.

  • FormerDirtDart | February 24, 2010 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”379339″][quote comment=”379338″]GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL[/quote]

    Oh, THIS game’s on NBC…

    And I just found that out, too. Coulda taped it if I knew sooner.[/quote]
    you can see it live online, or later

  • LI Phil | February 24, 2010 at 5:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”379336″][quote comment=”379334″]
    I refer you to #22[/quote]

    Your picture didn’t show up on my computer for some reason.[/quote]

    ditto

  • FormerDirtDart | February 24, 2010 at 5:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”379341″][quote comment=”379336″][quote comment=”379334″]
    I refer you to #22[/quote]

    Your picture didn’t show up on my computer for some reason.[/quote]

    ditto[/quote]
    should be the 13th photo http://www.vancouver...

  • FormerDirtDart | February 24, 2010 at 5:14 pm |

    GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL
    empty net with 11.2 seconds remaining

  • JimWa | February 24, 2010 at 5:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”379339″][quote comment=”379338″]GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL[/quote]

    Oh, THIS game’s on NBC…

    And I just found that out, too. Coulda taped it if I knew sooner.[/quote]

    What’s “taped it” mean?

    (I have this argument with my wife all the time. I “record” things. She “tapes” them. I actually had to show my kids a VCR and VHS tape from the basement and explain what she was talking about. Too bad I can’t find a rotary phone to explain about “dialing” someone’s number!)

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 5:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”379344″][quote comment=”379339″][quote comment=”379338″]GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL[/quote]

    Oh, THIS game’s on NBC…

    And I just found that out, too. Coulda taped it if I knew sooner.[/quote]

    What’s “taped it” mean?

    (I have this argument with my wife all the time. I “record” things. She “tapes” them. I actually had to show my kids a VCR and VHS tape from the basement and explain what she was talking about. Too bad I can’t find a rotary phone to explain about “dialing” someone’s number!)[/quote]

    I had a rotary phone up until a few years ago. A friend was going to toss her seafoam green model until I offered to take it. Only reason I don’t have it now is because it messed up my dial-up internet. Hmm, now that I have DSL it’s time to hit the flea markets and look for another one.

    Oh, and my kids are very fluent in VHS-speak. We have too many tapes to switch everything over to DVD.

  • LI Phil | February 24, 2010 at 5:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”379345″][quote comment=”379344″][quote comment=”379339″][quote comment=”379338″]GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL[/quote]

    Oh, THIS game’s on NBC…

    And I just found that out, too. Coulda taped it if I knew sooner.[/quote]

    What’s “taped it” mean?

    (I have this argument with my wife all the time. I “record” things. She “tapes” them. I actually had to show my kids a VCR and VHS tape from the basement and explain what she was talking about. Too bad I can’t find a rotary phone to explain about “dialing” someone’s number!)[/quote]

    I had a rotary phone up until a few years ago. A friend was going to toss her seafoam green model until I offered to take it. Only reason I don’t have it now is because it messed up my dial-up internet. Hmm, now that I have DSL it’s time to hit the flea markets and look for another one.

    Oh, and my kids are very fluent in VHS-speak. We have too many tapes to switch everything over to DVD.[/quote]

    what’s “dial up internet” mean?

  • Mike Engle | February 24, 2010 at 5:59 pm |

    [quote comment=”379329″][quote comment=”379327″][quote comment=”379324″][quote comment=”379323″]Help! UNIWATCH APB!! My 9 yr old son plays on a tournament baseball team and it has been impossible to find anything bu extremely baggy (and long) pants for him (think Manny Ramirez). He has a 24″ waist and a 21.5″ inseam. I want to get him white pants that he can wear above the calf to showcase his stirrups. Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to get pants that are appropriately hemmed, etc.?[/quote]

    Unless the world has gone totally sideways, Dick’s or Sports Authority. Failing that, search “boys baseball pants white” on ebay and you’ll find more than you can handle.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Also EastBay.com

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Ricko – I am truly honored by the response. I have tried all of the traditional sources – Dick’s, SA, Eastbay. I am looking for a more of a specialized product with a higher hem, etc. Any leads? HELP! My son shouldn’t have to look like he is wearing pajamas to play ball.

    Thanks.

    CC[/quote]
    Wow, is the apocalypse really that close?
    Shoot, back in my days of Little League (I’m 21, so about ten years ago), pants landed well short of the ankles, and had plenty of elastic at the cuffs. I would just bring the elastic bottoms up high. Not because I was a conscious uni watcher back in the day, but because I found it easier to run the bases that way.

  • JimWa | February 24, 2010 at 6:06 pm |

    Logo news in the news …

    http://www.foxnews.c...

  • Giancarlo | February 24, 2010 at 6:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”379323″]Help! UNIWATCH APB!! My 9 yr old son plays on a tournament baseball team and it has been impossible to find anything bu extremely baggy (and long) pants for him (think Manny Ramirez). He has a 24″ waist and a 21.5″ inseam. I want to get him white pants that he can wear above the calf to showcase his stirrups. Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to get pants that are appropriately hemmed, etc.?[/quote]
    You could find the smallest pair available, take them to a tailor & get them altered to your son’s specification. That might fix the length problem & the bagginess problem in one fell swoop. Elasticizing the cuff might be tricky but I bet a good tailor could do it.

  • LI Phil (mobile) | February 24, 2010 at 6:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”379349″][quote comment=”379323″]Help! UNIWATCH APB!! My 9 yr old son plays on a tournament baseball team and it has been impossible to find anything bu extremely baggy (and long) pants for him (think Manny Ramirez). He has a 24″ waist and a 21.5″ inseam. I want to get him white pants that he can wear above the calf to showcase his stirrups. Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to get pants that are appropriately hemmed, etc.?[/quote]
    You could find the smallest pair available, take them to a tailor & get them altered to your son’s specification. That might fix the length problem & the bagginess problem in one fell swoop. Elasticizing the cuff might be tricky but I bet a good tailor could do it.[/quote]

    maybe a pair of football pants (i only kid slightly)…seems like they’re a tight enough fit, no one wears padding anymore, and well…they’re knee-length (or less)…

    /just a thought

  • FormerDirtDart | February 24, 2010 at 6:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”379350″][quote comment=”379349″][quote comment=”379323″]Help! UNIWATCH APB!! My 9 yr old son plays on a tournament baseball team and it has been impossible to find anything bu extremely baggy (and long) pants for him (think Manny Ramirez). He has a 24″ waist and a 21.5″ inseam. I want to get him white pants that he can wear above the calf to showcase his stirrups. Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to get pants that are appropriately hemmed, etc.?[/quote]
    You could find the smallest pair available, take them to a tailor & get them altered to your son’s specification. That might fix the length problem & the bagginess problem in one fell swoop. Elasticizing the cuff might be tricky but I bet a good tailor could do it.[/quote]

    maybe a pair of football pants (i only kid slightly)…seems like they’re a tight enough fit, no one wears padding anymore, and well…they’re knee-length (or less)…

    /just a thought[/quote]
    Personally I prefer a cuff at the base of the calf http://i.cdn.turner.... , not above it http://sportsillustr...

  • Lwiedy | February 24, 2010 at 7:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”379290″]CCM also made/still makes bicycles. Saw one when I visited Toronto ten years ago. I think I want one.[/quote]

    CCM made baseball equipment, so did KOHO. The only reason I know that is because Bryan Trottier did a ridiculous commercial where he takes a baseball to the head.

  • JTH | February 24, 2010 at 7:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”379117″]Contrary to what your Mom was taught by the overcautious food authorities of past generations, pork is not supposed to turn out white (or, worse, gray).[/quote]
    Yeah, that sounds just like how my mom made ’em.

    And that’s exactly why I do not eat pork chops now. Even properly cooked, they bring back memories of those tough, dried-out slabs that had the approximate texture of suede. Or maybe Nubuck.

  • James Craven | February 24, 2010 at 7:41 pm |

    Okay, Carolina’s unis are AW-FUL WITH A CAPITAL “A”, BAY-BEE! Silver unis with white lettering and numbers in honor what The Randomness That Is Mike Patrick called “the 21st anniversary of Air Jordans”. No blue whatsoever.

    Mike, it’s 25 dude.

  • Doc Brown | February 24, 2010 at 8:03 pm |

    Probably has been noted already this Olympics, but can someone explain why I’ve seen a few players (Pavol Demitra being one of them) wearing a CCM helmet with the old logo/style on their helmet?

  • Dan P. | February 24, 2010 at 8:27 pm |

    [quote comment=\”379302\”][quote comment=\”379299\”]I linked a day or two ago to a story suggesting hot dogs be redesigned.

    Maybe they ARE dangerous after all …

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

    Update: Reasonable solution confirmed:

    http://bighotdog.com...

    16\” long, 4\” thick hot dogs at $30 a pop. Designed to be sliced and grilled like a burger.

    I like this idea for paranoid freaks that fear for their lives.

    … but I\’m still giving my kids the original …[/quote]

    Or you could save $20 and buy some bologna from the deli.

  • Brendan | February 24, 2010 at 8:51 pm |

    Saw this on flickr today and hockey and Canada are in the news so …

    tp://www.flickr.com/photos/uw_digital_images/4323203890/in/set-72157623165054983/

  • Brendan | February 24, 2010 at 8:52 pm |

    the ht got cut off there … oops

    http://www.flickr.co...

  • Brendan | February 24, 2010 at 9:10 pm |

    Couple other gems from the same place:

    Check out the brooms:

    http://www.flickr.co...

    And the outfits (Sort uni-ish)
    http://www.flickr.co...

    From this set:
    http://www.flickr.co...

    And this user:

    http://www.flickr.co...

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 9:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”379353″][quote comment=”379117″]Contrary to what your Mom was taught by the overcautious food authorities of past generations, pork is not supposed to turn out white (or, worse, gray).[/quote]
    Yeah, that sounds just like how my mom made ’em.

    And that’s exactly why I do not eat pork chops now. Even properly cooked, they bring back memories of those tough, dried-out slabs that had the approximate texture of suede. Or maybe Nubuck.[/quote]

    Always loved pork chops, no matter how tough. Gravy covers a multitude of sins. So does…what was that stuff they sold in the supermarket back in the 70s for coating pork or chicken? Can’t remember the name right now.

  • LI Phil | February 24, 2010 at 9:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”379361″]what was that stuff they sold in the supermarket back in the 70s for coating pork or chicken? Can’t remember the name right now.[/quote]

    shake ‘n bake

  • JTH | February 24, 2010 at 9:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”379350″][quote comment=”379349″][quote comment=”379323″]Help! UNIWATCH APB!! My 9 yr old son plays on a tournament baseball team and it has been impossible to find anything bu extremely baggy (and long) pants for him (think Manny Ramirez). He has a 24″ waist and a 21.5″ inseam. I want to get him white pants that he can wear above the calf to showcase his stirrups. Does anyone have any suggestions for a place to get pants that are appropriately hemmed, etc.?[/quote]
    You could find the smallest pair available, take them to a tailor & get them altered to your son’s specification. That might fix the length problem & the bagginess problem in one fell swoop. Elasticizing the cuff might be tricky but I bet a good tailor could do it.[/quote]

    maybe a pair of football pants (i only kid slightly)…seems like they’re a tight enough fit, no one wears padding anymore, and well…they’re knee-length (or less)…

    /just a thought[/quote]

    baseball

    express

    dotcom

  • JTH | February 24, 2010 at 10:02 pm |

    Well, I fucked up those links. Not surprising, considering each one was about 7 blocks long.

    Actually, I didn’t fuck them up. It appears that they were completely removed on me.

    Let’s try it this way:

    link 1

    link 2

    link 3

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 10:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”379362″][quote comment=”379361″]what was that stuff they sold in the supermarket back in the 70s for coating pork or chicken? Can’t remember the name right now.[/quote]

    shake ‘n bake[/quote]

    That was for the oven. There was another brand for the stovetop.

    Oh great, now I’m in the mood for Stove Top stuffing…mmm…

  • LI Phil | February 24, 2010 at 10:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”379365″] There was another brand for the stovetop.

    Oh great, now I’m in the mood for Stove Top stuffing…mmm…[/quote]

    was it a packet? a gravy mix?

    knorr maybe?

  • JimV19 | February 24, 2010 at 10:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”379366″][quote comment=”379365″] There was another brand for the stovetop.

    Oh great, now I’m in the mood for Stove Top stuffing…mmm…[/quote]

    was it a packet? a gravy mix?

    knorr maybe?[/quote]

    Came in a box (red, I believe) and you almost prepared it like Shake and Bake, except you fried it.

  • LI Phil | February 24, 2010 at 10:36 pm |

    is the bobsleigh live?

    cuz it’s getting um…interesting

  • aflfan | February 24, 2010 at 10:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”379368″]is the bobsleigh live?

    cuz it’s getting um…interesting[/quote]

    Probably by NBC definition of live, which means it happened some time in the last 13 days.

  • traxel | February 24, 2010 at 10:41 pm |

    Just watched that short track jumble of people flyin everywhere race thing. Korea got hosed.

  • Bob Loblaw | February 24, 2010 at 11:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”379370″]Just watched that short track jumble of people flyin everywhere race thing. Korea got hosed.[/quote]

    Uh-oh does that mean the Koreans will again be chasing Apollo Ohno around the schoolyard?

  • LI Phil | February 24, 2010 at 11:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”379370″]Korea got hosed.[/quote]

    your point?

  • JTH | February 24, 2010 at 11:38 pm |

    A quick look at that NBA sheet and it looks like only 3 teams are still using the same logo (or a slightly tweaked version thereof).

  • JimV19 | February 25, 2010 at 12:03 am |

    [quote comment=”379373″]A quick look at that NBA sheet and it looks like only 3 teams are still using the same logo (or a slightly tweaked version thereof).[/quote]

    Always loved that Buffalo Braves logo on there:
    http://www.buffalocu...

    When I was a kid, I didn’t realize that was supposed to be a feather. I thought it was like a rocket exhaust or something. Even cooler now that I know what it is.

  • rpm | February 25, 2010 at 12:15 am |

    7 t’s in 4 games running the court tonight, a new record. what a bunch of jerk~offs.

  • Bob Loblaw | February 25, 2010 at 12:49 am |

    [quote comment=”379375″]7 t’s in 4 games running the court tonight, a new record. what a bunch of jerk~offs.[/quote]

    Are you ref’ing for the Illinois State Penal League??

  • rpm | February 25, 2010 at 1:00 am |

    i will give the list of t’s when i get off the horn with the pineapple, but tonight’s league consists of guys who are just urban professionals who also happen to be class a jerk offs.

  • trey | February 25, 2010 at 1:52 am |

    it should be noted that everyone’s favorite “it’s a trap” general is leading the voting to be ole miss’ new mascot. i promise it doesn’t get much better than this.

    http://www.allheadli...

  • rpm | February 25, 2010 at 2:18 am |

    aaaah, forgot to type broad, deal with the backslashes…

    now i work a lot of leagues, and many consist of 24~35 professionals. most of my leagues are fairly smooth with the occasional jerk person, or occasional jerk team, but on wednesdays i run at jose diego gym in wicker park, and it is overstocked with ass~clown babies. i know times are tough, but i am sick of breaking up fights, and them projecting their own failures. here are the 7 t\’s in 4 games i called, i don\’t remember my partner\’s t\’s. in no particular order, just trying for recall, this is how you get a T from rpm…

    1) untouched, a guy loses control of his dribble in the paint, ball pops up, some contact, but it\’s a loose ball, fo sho no foul…\”are you f++king kidding me a++hole\” tweeeeeeeet! he later admitted he was wrong for his reaction, and that it was the right call, he was just mad at himself. i fainted.

    2) blatant over the back, what should have been a flagrant foul, and an obvious rach that knock the dribbler backwards. all 3, easy calls… \”are you f++king serious?! how can you give me 3 fouls in 30 f++king seconds, that\’s f++king horse s++t! you f++king s++k! as he runs at me as if he is going to hit me after the third whistle. um, tweeeeeet! (it was prolly over the course of a couple minutes, but in his mind 30 seconds)

    3) to my partner, don\’t remember the call…\”how in the f++k can you call that from back there? BULLS++T! tweeeeet.(got\’a be looking out)

    4) bench warned at least 6 times about entering the court before they are checked in, and the buzzer signals, this isn\’t hockey. less then ten seconds after i told them \”i will have to give you a penalty for the next infraction, someone runs on the court. \”hey! i just warned you abou…\” \”f++k you hippie\”. hippie?! this jerk clearly does not know me, does this guy want a hornet taco?! hippie?!!!!! but i need to keep my job, tweeeeeeeet.

    5) after the above happens, a++~bag grabs a chair, and bobby knights it. hm, yeah, tweeeeet. and don\’t come back next week, that\’s a suspension. he was lucky i didn\’t do a hippie music tweet jam to send him off.

    6) after a fierce elbow throw to someone\’s jaw, somehow the player didn\’t like the call. he should have been kicked out for that, and is lucky the opponent didn\’t punch him. but speaking to a teammate about my partner, and not under his breath…\”who is that fat f++k to tell me what to do\”. um, he\’s the ref, tweetle tweet.

    7)down by thirty, someone takes 4 steps, then lowers his shoulder and knocks down a player partner tweets(has a choice of two fouls really). \”you suck c++k. lick it. lick it. s++k it a++hole\” that\’s a tweet, and a don\’t come back next week.

    so that the 7 in 4 big cry baby lay off the steroids jose diego wednesday night league.i nary seen anything like it, it is depressing, and energy sapping.

  • Chris | February 25, 2010 at 2:36 am |

    [quote comment=”379378″]it should be noted that everyone’s favorite “it’s a trap” general is leading the voting to be ole miss’ new mascot. i promise it doesn’t get much better than this.

    http://www.allheadli...

    excuse me, but that would be admiral, not general! (in stereotypical star wars geek voice)

  • JimV19 | February 25, 2010 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”379379″]aaaah, forgot to type broad, deal with the backslashes…

    now i work a lot of leagues, and many consist of 24~35 professionals. most of my leagues are fairly smooth with the occasional jerk person, or occasional jerk team, but on wednesdays i run at jose diego gym in wicker park, and it is overstocked with ass~clown babies. i know times are tough, but i am sick of breaking up fights, and them projecting their own failures. here are the 7 t\’s in 4 games i called, i don\’t remember my partner\’s t\’s. in no particular order, just trying for recall, this is how you get a T from rpm…

    1) untouched, a guy loses control of his dribble in the paint, ball pops up, some contact, but it\’s a loose ball, fo sho no foul…\”are you f++king kidding me a++hole\” tweeeeeeeet! he later admitted he was wrong for his reaction, and that it was the right call, he was just mad at himself. i fainted.

    2) blatant over the back, what should have been a flagrant foul, and an obvious rach that knock the dribbler backwards. all 3, easy calls… \”are you f++king serious?! how can you give me 3 fouls in 30 f++king seconds, that\’s f++king horse s++t! you f++king s++k! as he runs at me as if he is going to hit me after the third whistle. um, tweeeeeet! (it was prolly over the course of a couple minutes, but in his mind 30 seconds)

    3) to my partner, don\’t remember the call…\”how in the f++k can you call that from back there? BULLS++T! tweeeeet.(got\’a be looking out)

    4) bench warned at least 6 times about entering the court before they are checked in, and the buzzer signals, this isn\’t hockey. less then ten seconds after i told them \”i will have to give you a penalty for the next infraction, someone runs on the court. \”hey! i just warned you abou…\” \”f++k you hippie\”. hippie?! this jerk clearly does not know me, does this guy want a hornet taco?! hippie?!!!!! but i need to keep my job, tweeeeeeeet.

    5) after the above happens, a++~bag grabs a chair, and bobby knights it. hm, yeah, tweeeeet. and don\’t come back next week, that\’s a suspension. he was lucky i didn\’t do a hippie music tweet jam to send him off.

    6) after a fierce elbow throw to someone\’s jaw, somehow the player didn\’t like the call. he should have been kicked out for that, and is lucky the opponent didn\’t punch him. but speaking to a teammate about my partner, and not under his breath…\”who is that fat f++k to tell me what to do\”. um, he\’s the ref, tweetle tweet.

    7)down by thirty, someone takes 4 steps, then lowers his shoulder and knocks down a player partner tweets(has a choice of two fouls really). \”you suck c++k. lick it. lick it. s++k it a++hole\” that\’s a tweet, and a don\’t come back next week.

    so that the 7 in 4 big cry baby lay off the steroids jose diego wednesday night league.i nary seen anything like it, it is depressing, and energy sapping.[/quote]

    I have a newfound respect for the NBA. They’re creampuffs (or marshmallows, as the Pistons used to say about the Cavs) compared to the guys you ref. They should give you a taser or something.