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There’s No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 8

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First and foremost: Thanks to Phil for minding the store while I was on the road, and thanks to all of you who sent me birthday wishes yesterday. You’re all the best.

I had a great time in Duluth and an even better time at my birthday party, but gimme a few days to get caught up on things before I get into any of that. For now, here’s another round of great wire service photos (with special thanks this time to Mike Hersh, and Larry Wiederecht, who identified several of the images in this batch):

• We’ve often discussed the way old-time ballplayers used to wear their belt buckles off-center. But this 1930 photo appears to show Art Shires wearing his buckle fully around to the back! Never seen that before.

• You’ll never see a better view of the World’s Fair patches that all three New York teams wore in the late 1930s than in this shot of the Babe.

• Speaking of sleeve patches, here’s the flag shield that the Senators wore in the 1940s.

• Sticking with the sleeve theme, here’s an odd sight: Chuck Klein and Ralph Terry, both with their cap logos repeated on their sleeves. Note that Klein also has a huge memorial armband (I believe for team owner William Baker), which means both his sleeves were carrying massive graphics.

• One more sleeve shot: Check out the team name on Zach Taylor’s sleeve.

• I was interested to see the insignia on this late-1920s White Sox jersey. Note the two-color lettering — that doesn’t jibe with anything shown in the Okkonen archives. Intriguing.

• Similarly, Okkonen shows the late-’20s Cubs wearing a red wishbone C with blue outlining. But it was apparently a lot more than just outlining. Here’s another view that confirms that assessment.

• I don’t mean to pick on Okkonen, mind you. Indeed, his archive is loaded with so much data that it’s easy to overlook noteworthy designs that get lost in the shuffle. Case in point: I’d never really paid much mind to the Phillies’ 1934 road uni until I saw this photo. Weird to have the white P and the white tail on the s, right?

This one was simply listed as “Unknown player, unknown team. I kinda like the huge D (or is it an O?), and I particularly like the dark sleeve trim.

• On 8/31/50, Gil Hodges went 5-for-6 with four home runs and nine RBI. When he and his wife returned to their Brooklyn home after the game, there was a bit of a crowd waiting to greet them. I’m not sure which I like better: Gil’s shoes or the stirrups on the guy behind his wife.

• Before Gatorade was invented, getting a drink was a bit more primitive. That’s from the A’s 1928 spring training camp.

• Boxers often wear dark glasses after a fight, but I’d never seen a baseball player doing that until now.

• I wonder how many photos there are of Gaylord Perry being checked by the umps.

• I’d never heard of the Atlantic Coast Football League, but apparently one of their teams — the Orlando Panthers — had a female player.

• Gotta love this AAA hockey jersey.

• J.R. Richard had mighty big hands.

• Here’s an odd role-reversal shot of Ray Nitschke wearing the headset while Dan Devine watches.

• Finally, here’s yet another reason to wear striped stirrups: You look a lot better if you get knocked out by a line drive. That’s Cards pitcher Ted Wilks, who took a comebacker in the jaw during a 1947 game. Don’t worry, he was fine and ended up pitching for six more years.

And now here’s today’s Ticker, mostly compiled by Phil:

ticker 2Uni Watch News Ticker: After seeing Friday’s Main Article on black and white in color, Brian Codagnone brings new “light” to the story. Ricko had remarked on this 1960 Boston Pats team portrait, saying how difficult it was to ascertain the colors. Brian states, “This color (or colorized) version of the 1960 Pats should help clear things up. The coaches on the ends appear to be wearing Red Sox caps. They had white-blue-white striping with a red jersey, but also at one time used blue-white-blue, as in these recent throwbacks.” … Eric Trout reports that there has been some uni-shenanigans going on between New Mexico State and Michigan State: MSU’s first round opponent for the NCAA, New Mexico State, “has used (or stolen) our arched ‘State’ script that appears on our basketball-related apparel. I believe it is a Nike design and it is a nod to the cursive ‘State script that was used during Magic Johnson’s time at MSU in the late 70s.” It was found by someone on Spartantailgate.com in a youtube video on NMSU’s practice jerseys. “As a State fan, it was jarring to see the logo rendered in a color other than green, as well as it was to see adidas’ logo right next to it.” … On a happier note, Michael Hardman relates this great uni story about some guys who get it in more ways than one. … Justin Gilly informs us that Virginia Tech is auctioning off it’s green St. Patty’s day jerseys. … There will be a new uniform for second-division soccer team Minnesota NSC Stars (thanks to Kenn Tomasch). … For those of you interested in “world records” and stuff, David McGee found a photo gallery of world records at Boston.com’s “Big Picture” gallery. “A lot of interesting stuff,” he says, “but image #20, I thought might be of particular intrest to the uniwatchers. It’s the world’s record largest embroidered dress.” … Luke Nowinski thought he’d pass along his congratulations to the Antigo High School boys basketball team for a great 25-1 season. They got knocked out of the WIAA state tournament on Thursday, but at least they did it in style. Great warmups (and even better socks). … Reporting from swoosh’s newest conquest his institution of higher learning, Nicholas Martino notes that “I go to UCF and got the word today that after several months of apparel and shoe limbo, UCF has signed a contract with Nike for all sports and will be getting new jerseys. You probably know this already but I just got the news and I am pumped.” … More signs of the apocalypse? Or just a disgruntled sponsor? Brinke Guthrie reports that Tiger Woods will have a Nike/TW logo on his bag for the Masters — since his last sponsor, AT&T, dumped him. … What the hell is this? According to Chad Todd, it the newest culinary concoction being offered this season by the Charleston Riverdogs. Mmmmm. … Mike Sambuco found this great read on the Phillies uniform makers about how they pre-make uniforms based on certain trade rumors. Too bad Topps doesn’t plan ahead like that. … Greg Zagorski brings our attention to something really neat: “I have been looking for other helmet magnets like these, but have not seen any online. They are made by Russ — my mom and grandma would buy me one every weekend or so in the mid-80’s. I used to have Rams and Redskins ones, but they cracked and were thrown out long ago.” … More from Brinke: Shorpy strikes again. That same pic was also noted by Robert Andrews, who states, “3 different types of headgear (at least) and striped blazers!” … Reader R. Brent Adams joins other eagle-eyed Uni Watchers in noticing something about this year’s NCAA early round games: all of the courts look exactly the same. He even wrote a blog post on it. … Joe Alvernaz found a lot to like in this photo. That’s Zach Noonan from Murray State University. Says Joe, “So much sock awesomeness.” … Erica Davis discovered that Zaza Pachulia tweets about own misspelled jersey (it’s protected so here’s a screen grab). Read more about it here. … Western Carolina University Catamount’s have a baseball throwback (with thanks to M.W. Benedict). … Michael Olguin wonders about what appears to be a change to this year’s Angels’ BP cap. Online stores [including MLB.com] are selling this version of the Angels’ BP hat as the official ST/BP hat for the Halos. Yet during the Halos’ edition of “30 Clubs in 30 Days” on the MLB Network; the Halos were sporting BP caps which resembled last year’s BP hats, but with some changes which make them look more like the standardized 2010 versions on sale this year. Says Mike, “BTW, these also featured the white piping around the MLB logo on the back — which was surrounded by red — almost like the Red Sox 2010 BP hats are.” … Scott Schlaufman thinks Uni Watch should be able to appreciate the honestness of the Onion. … Colin MacIntyre hosts a campus/community radio show in Edmonton Alberta and for fun they follow the Asia League of Ice Hockey. One of the Korean Teams, Anyang Halla has a great website, complete with an english translation, and actually have a page dedicated to their logo and uniform. … Crowdsourcing for cycling jerseys? Apparently so, according to James Huening. Says Jimbo, “I don’t know if anything’s really my cup of tea, but there are some interesting designs on their site.” … Nick Hanson found two interesting names from the Sox A-ball games in Port Charlotte against the Rays on Saturday. Seth Schwindenhammer was sporting his very, very large armpit NOB. He was really the only guy on the whole travel team who had lettering that was a different size. “It will be interesting to see his road jersey if he makes the big league team in a couple of years,” states Nick. Plus Chris McGuiness was sporting a subscript C, which Nick was happy to see. … Interesting nameplates from the NFL Network archives: Mike Jones sporting “M.A. JONES” rather than the “M. JONES” he normally wore, and Don Beebe missing the second “E” in his nameplate. Both screenshots courtesy of Douggie Keklak. Also from Doug, “This is from the 30 For 30 ‘The U’, they were talking about how when Howard Schnellenberger was being pressured to get rid of the ‘U’ logo on the helmet. This was most likely work of the filmmakers but I still thought it was cooler. Even cooler was Schnellenberger’s defiance to getting rid of the logo. His quote was ‘we were going to make the u logo more recognizable than IBM’.” … Still more from everyone’s favorite yinzer: more screen caps from the Reggie Miller “30 for 30” — a few shots of Cheryl Miller in high school in a sleeved, untucked uni. Plus Doug digs the graphic the news used when they reported on her 105-point game. … According to a note on this page, the A’s will wear gold 1973 throwbacks for Joe Rudi Jersey Day, slated for June 26th (with thanks to Kurtiss Dilley). … According to this Q&A sequence with former Steelers GM Tom Donahoe, the Nike proposed a serious Steelers design overhaul in 1998. Anyone know more about this? (With thanks to Spike McBride.) … Steven Wyder notes that Greg Norman’s caddy in the 1986 Masters appears to have had an upside down uni number. “That’s just bad karma all the way around,” he says. “This is worse than marking your ball with a tails side of a coin, or the eyes of the president not facing the hole. On the next hole, Norman, tied with Nicklaus for the lead, hit his second shot way right, bogeyed the hole, and gave the Golden Bear the win.”

 

107 comments to There’s No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 8

  • pk | March 22, 2010 at 8:14 am |

    RE: All the NCAA courts look the same…

    Didn’t Paul link us a week ago or so to the 300 page guide of branding so all arenas who got the games let people who are tuning in “Know they are watching an NCAA game…” ?

    What’s the point of playing in different cities if it all looks the same…and why doesn’t any one use a parquet floor anymore…?

  • Bob | March 22, 2010 at 8:17 am |

    Note the artificial turf in the background of the first Gaylord Perry photo. The cutline says the photo was taken from an Indians-White Sox game, so that means it occurred at Comiskey Park when the Sox had the artifical turf infield. I don’t very often think of the White Sox and turf in the same context. Kinda like the SF Giants/49ers and that phase in the ’70s when Candlestick had turf.

  • Randy | March 22, 2010 at 8:23 am |

    I believe that a lot of the unified NCAA court appearances ties back to a few years ago when Oakland U’s court at The Palace had the school name stretched from three point line to three point line. I can not find a pic. Yet.

  • Randy | March 22, 2010 at 8:31 am |

    http://i.ytimg.com/v...

    Dem’s my Grizzlies.

  • Hank | March 22, 2010 at 8:37 am |

    Perhaps some of the noted uni-details (Cubs, Sox) are too subtle to be reproduced in the fashion Okkenen uses on the site?

  • Ray Barrington | March 22, 2010 at 8:40 am |

    According to the book “Colors” Nike went to both the Steelers and Broncos with its newfangled uniform ideas. The Steelers said no but the Broncos said yes, with the unfortunate results that followed.

  • War Damn Eagle | March 22, 2010 at 8:45 am |

    Are the stirrups on that Catamounts player backwards?

    http://tinypic.com/v...

  • RS Rogers | March 22, 2010 at 8:48 am |

    Re the Phils road unis:

    http://farm5.static....

    The reverse-color thing looks great on the tail. Not so much on the P. Keep it to the tail, and this would be a great, distinctive lettering style for any of the many MLB teams with essentially identical underlined scripts.

  • War Damn Eagle | March 22, 2010 at 8:48 am |

    The Angels didn’t wear BP caps at all the first couple weeks of spring training. They wore their regular game caps. Perhaps they asked New Era for a design change and they had to wait for the hats to be made and delivered.

  • Joe Barrie | March 22, 2010 at 8:50 am |

    The three New York City teams wore the World’s Fair emblem in 1938. In 1939 all 16 teams wore the bicentennial patch.

    The Giant is Bill Terry, not Ralph Terry. All teams wore the flag patch after 1942.

    The catcher running out to see to Ted Wilks is Joe Garagiola.

    A great series, by the way.

  • LI Phil | March 22, 2010 at 8:52 am |

    • I was interested to see the insignia on this late-1920s White Sox jersey. Note the two-color lettering — that doesn’t jibe with anything shown in the Okkonen archives. Intriguing.

    pretty sure that’s from 1930

  • Seth H | March 22, 2010 at 9:08 am |

    Anyone else having problems with the photos stored on “farm3” on Flickr?

  • TommyD | March 22, 2010 at 9:16 am |

    Even weirder than the whole same floor thing was noticed when I attended the first round games at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia last year.

    EVERY and i mean EVERY advertisement in the building was covered or removed… from the giant red-lit “WELCOME TO COMCAST COUNTRY” on the 3rd deck façade on both sides of the arena down to the “Motrin” signs on every step return on the lower deck.

    But, perhaps the worst thing was NO BEER! Every beer tap in the building had it’s top removed. So sad.

    We like to rip the intrusion of advertising on here but without it the arena is a bit sterile… and dry.

  • LennyT | March 22, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    [quote comment=”382505″]Are the stirrups on that Catamounts player backwards?

    http://tinypic.com/v...

    Or fake!! What the hell is that??

  • chance michaels | March 22, 2010 at 9:19 am |

    I wasn’t able to post yesterday (the site doesn’t like my iPhone), so I just wanted to say a huge congrats to Brad on his win, and thanks to Phil, Justin, Ricko, and the rest of the usual suspects for all their work getting the contest together.

    And happy belated birthday, Paul!

  • LI Phil | March 22, 2010 at 9:29 am |

    • I don’t mean to pick on Okkonen, mind you. Indeed, his archive is loaded with so much data that it’s easy to overlook noteworthy designs that get lost in the shuffle. Case in point: I’d never really paid much mind to the Phillies’ 1934 road uni until I saw this photo. Weird to have the white P and the white tail on the s, right?

    looks like okkonen missed the northwestern striping on the stirrups, too

  • Tanner | March 22, 2010 at 9:37 am |

    BOSTON-NYR GAME on NBC Sunday

    Were the Bruins wearing their recycled Winter Classic jerseys (i.e., was the WC patch simply removed) or were these new-issued throwback alts?

  • pk | March 22, 2010 at 9:38 am |

    [quote comment=”382516″]BOSTON-NYR GAME on NBC Sunday

    Were the Bruins wearing their recycled Winter Classic jerseys (i.e., was the WC patch simply removed) or were these new-issued throwback alts?[/quote]

    I noticed the Boston Goalie didn’t have laces in his jersey…

  • JTH | March 22, 2010 at 10:04 am |

    [quote comment=”382509″]• I was interested to see the insignia on this late-1920s White Sox jersey. Note the two-color lettering — that doesn’t jibe with anything shown in the Okkonen archives. Intriguing.

    pretty sure that’s from 1930[/quote]
    I was thinking the same thing. Appears to be (according to the Okkonen image) the road cap paired with the home jersey.

  • interlockingtc | March 22, 2010 at 10:05 am |

    I’ve never liked logos on sleeves–in any sport–it just seems like overkill. But, I have to say, the Chuck Klein and Ralph Terry uniforms look pretty damn cool.

    And that Worlds’s Fair patch on the Babe’s sleeve is one of the great designs of our time. Talk about achieving magnificence through restraint and simplicity.

  • JTH | March 22, 2010 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”382518″][quote comment=”382509″]• I was interested to see the insignia on this late-1920s White Sox jersey. Note the two-color lettering — that doesn’t jibe with anything shown in the Okkonen archives. Intriguing.

    pretty sure that’s from 1930[/quote]
    I was thinking the same thing. Appears to be (according to the Okkonen image) the road cap paired with the home jersey.[/quote]
    No, wait. Looks more like the 1929 home uni, just that Okkonen depicts it only in navy & white.

  • GoTerriers | March 22, 2010 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”382517″][quote comment=”382516″]BOSTON-NYR GAME on NBC Sunday

    Were the Bruins wearing their recycled Winter Classic jerseys (i.e., was the WC patch simply removed) or were these new-issued throwback alts?[/quote]

    I noticed the Boston Goalie didn’t have laces in his jersey…[/quote]
    They were the Winter Classic jerseys (ahem, sweaters) with the patch removed. B’s first national TV appearance since January 1st, might have had something to do with it, but that’s just speculation. .

  • John in Athens | March 22, 2010 at 10:19 am |

    I don’t know about hot dogs on pickles, but when I drove up to Charleston to see Willie & Dylan play at their ballpark a while back they had the most delicious pretzels I had ever had. There were like a sweetbread pretzel. So good, I had three of them…. then washed them down with delicious beer sold from a trailer parked at second base.

    It was heaven.

  • JimWa | March 22, 2010 at 10:21 am |

    [quote comment=”382520″][quote comment=”382518″][quote comment=”382509″]• I was interested to see the insignia on this late-1920s White Sox jersey. Note the two-color lettering — that doesn’t jibe with anything shown in the Okkonen archives. Intriguing.

    pretty sure that’s from 1930[/quote]
    I was thinking the same thing. Appears to be (according to the Okkonen image) the road cap paired with the home jersey.[/quote]
    No, wait. Looks more like the 1929 home uni, just that Okkonen depicts it only in navy & white.[/quote]

    Have we learned nothing from last week’s B&W vs. Color lesson? Who knows what colors are depicted in that picture? It could be two layers of the same color, but thanks to lighting, they appear as seperate colors in B&W.

  • Geenf | March 22, 2010 at 10:22 am |

    The lacrosse game in “Central Stadium.” Perhaps it was Griffith Stadium?

  • Ricko | March 22, 2010 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”382505″]Are the stirrups on that Catamounts player backwards?

    http://tinypic.com/v...

    Yes, they are. Most certainly.
    Guess no one around that team knows much about stirrups.
    Nice that they have them, but a teensy bit of research would be good.
    Or, y’know, the players could ASK, “Does the high stirrup go in front or in back?”

    —Rick

  • Ricko | March 22, 2010 at 10:34 am |

    [quote comment=”382523″][quote comment=”382520″][quote comment=”382518″][quote comment=”382509″]• I was interested to see the insignia on this late-1920s White Sox jersey. Note the two-color lettering — that doesn’t jibe with anything shown in the Okkonen archives. Intriguing.

    pretty sure that’s from 1930[/quote]
    I was thinking the same thing. Appears to be (according to the Okkonen image) the road cap paired with the home jersey.[/quote]
    No, wait. Looks more like the 1929 home uni, just that Okkonen depicts it only in navy & white.[/quote]

    Have we learned nothing from last week’s B&W vs. Color lesson? Who knows what colors are depicted in that picture? It could be two layers of the same color, but thanks to lighting, they appear as seperate colors in B&W.[/quote]

    That second row of stitching, farther from the outside edge, was not uncommon. It was just to hold a fairly wide expanse of satin down to keep it from “ballooning” upward. Made it look pretty, too. Extra detailing.

    So what it may be, in that photo, is simply light reflected at two different angles. The stitching would create something of a small “valley” and both surfaces would reflect light into that “valley” (know what I mean?). In B&W, that could make it look like we’re seeing two different colors.

    Not saying it’s so in that photo…just that I’ve seen that effect before.

    —Ricko

  • Original Jim | March 22, 2010 at 10:43 am |

    [quote comment=”382517″][quote comment=”382516″]BOSTON-NYR GAME on NBC Sunday

    Were the Bruins wearing their recycled Winter Classic jerseys (i.e., was the WC patch simply removed) or were these new-issued throwback alts?[/quote]

    I noticed the Boston Goalie didn’t have laces in his jersey…[/quote]

    The Bruins have worn the gold Winter Classic jerseys four or five times this season.

    Tuukka Rask never wears laces in his jersey.

  • Southern Fried Yankee | March 22, 2010 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”382499″]RE: All the NCAA courts look the same…

    Didn’t Paul link us a week ago or so to the 300 page guide of branding so all arenas who got the games let people who are tuning in “Know they are watching an NCAA game…” ?

    What’s the point of playing in different cities if it all looks the same…and why doesn’t any one use a parquet floor anymore…?[/quote]

    I HATED This aspect ALL WEEK of watching the Tourney… I had NO idea where I was watching and trying to figure out in what city they were playing in. WHY did the NCAA Do something this stupid? Apparently the NFL Learned their idiocy from the NCAA… logos and such being the same

  • Squiddie | March 22, 2010 at 10:54 am |

    Speaking of the 1939 World’s Fair, I’ve been collecting some links to the unis of the workers at the fair. Here are some samples.

    Girl guide sitting in front of the Trylon and Perisphere

    Girl guide wearing the Trylon and Perisphere pillbox hat.

    Men’s guide uni

    Cold weather guide wear

    Guide officials with Trylon and Perisphere lapels

    Pedicab drivers in pith helmets

    Anyone recognize this sanitation worker’s jacket? The ram looks positively Satanic.

    What the fudge?!?

  • Rob | March 22, 2010 at 10:54 am |

    [quote comment=\”382512\”][quote comment=\”382505\”]Are the stirrups on that Catamounts player backwards?

    http://tinypic.com/v...

    Or fake!! What the hell is that??[/quote]

    Those look poorly photoshop\’d to me. An tell-tale sign is to pull the image into photoshop and adjust the image to see curious patterns in the pixels.

    http://twitpic.com/1...

    Note the curious pattern on the left ankle of the pitcher. That is usually a tell-tale sign. Also on his drag foot, you don\’t pick up the shadow tone on the white leg on the white sock. Looks like the white sani was added.

    Just found this: http://grfx.cstv.com...

    Maybe hi-jinks…maybe not. But some curiousness. Also, for posterity, not a CSI guy or anything, so could be wrong.

  • JTH | March 22, 2010 at 11:04 am |

    [quote comment=”382526″][quote comment=”382523″][quote comment=”382520″][quote comment=”382518″][quote comment=”382509″]• I was interested to see the insignia on this late-1920s White Sox jersey. Note the two-color lettering — that doesn’t jibe with anything shown in the Okkonen archives. Intriguing.

    pretty sure that’s from 1930[/quote]
    I was thinking the same thing. Appears to be (according to the Okkonen image) the road cap paired with the home jersey.[/quote]
    No, wait. Looks more like the 1929 home uni, just that Okkonen depicts it only in navy & white.[/quote]

    Have we learned nothing from last week’s B&W vs. Color lesson? Who knows what colors are depicted in that picture? It could be two layers of the same color, but thanks to lighting, they appear as seperate colors in B&W.[/quote]

    That second row of stitching, farther from the outside edge, was not uncommon. It was just to hold a fairly wide expanse of satin down to keep it from “ballooning” upward. Made it look pretty, too. Extra detailing.

    So what it may be, in that photo, is simply light reflected at two different angles. The stitching would create something of a small “valley” and both surfaces would reflect light into that “valley” (know what I mean?). In B&W, that could make it look like we’re seeing two different colors.

    Not saying it’s so in that photo…just that I’ve seen that effect before.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    That could be the case. If I were only looking at the upper half of the logo (like the top two-thirds of the S and the O), I might be willing to bet that it’s two different colors.

    However, if I were to only look at it from like the top of the X down, I might not even notice any contrast at all.

  • Andy | March 22, 2010 at 11:04 am |

    Re: that pic of the the 1960 Patriots

    In the black and white version, the red Patriots’ jerseys and the blue coaches’ jackets look identical, which is darker than the blue stripes on the Patriots’ jerseys. I know it’s a darker blue, but it doesn’t seem that much darker. Crazy things happen in the old-time world of color filters, I guess, but I’m having a hard time computing the fact that the Red Sox caps, which are blue with a Red B, look like they are black with a grey B in the image, but the Patriots’ jerseys, which are red with blue stripes, also look black with grey stripes.

  • Jet | March 22, 2010 at 11:11 am |

    Beware – the link to that Korean hockey team site has a virus which caused my Avast Antivirus program to light up.

    Great job today; I can’t get enough of the wire service photos!

    -Jet

  • Jet | March 22, 2010 at 11:13 am |

    there are no words to describe that Gil Hodges picture. None.

    -Jet

  • RedWing in Colorado | March 22, 2010 at 11:35 am |

    [quote comment=”382534″]there are no words to describe that Gil Hodges picture. None.

    -Jet[/quote]

    I don’t know about words, but I love that his wife and he have matching shoes!

  • Mickel Yantz | March 22, 2010 at 11:42 am |

    [quote comment=”382529″]Speaking of the 1939 World’s Fair, I’ve been collecting some links to the unis of the workers at the fair. Here are some samples.

    Girl guide sitting in front of the Trylon and Perisphere

    Sweet. I wish I could find one of those winter jackets. Thanks for posting
    Girl guide wearing the Trylon and Perisphere pillbox hat.

    Men’s guide uni

    Cold weather guide wear

    Guide officials with Trylon and Perisphere lapels

    Pedicab drivers in pith helmets

    Anyone recognize this sanitation worker’s jacket? The ram looks positively Satanic.

    What the fudge?!?[/quote]

  • Mickel Yantz | March 22, 2010 at 11:46 am |

    I meant to add, that I wish I could find one of those winter jackets. Thanks for posting Squiddie

  • Pedro | March 22, 2010 at 11:49 am |

    The Angels had been wearing the original batting practice cap http://images.smarte... from the time MLB came up with the ugly things. It would make sense from the previous comment on the topic that the Angels refused to wear the new design. They requested a design that looked more like their old one.

  • Billy | March 22, 2010 at 11:53 am |

    The Murray State baseball player pic would be perfect if:

    Zach Noonan had a wooden bat, and low top cleats

  • Pedro | March 22, 2010 at 12:00 pm |

    The Angels also hung on to their original dugout jacket http://www.mlb-store... all the way up to last season. Last season they wore this one http://product.image... . Those jackets (like the batting practice caps) change every year, and most team go along with the changes. But the Angels havent. What I wonder is are the angels cheap and dont want to change? Or do they choose to take a stand and not make changes for changes sake? As an Angel fan I hope its the latter.

  • KT | March 22, 2010 at 12:53 pm |

    I had heard of the female football player (husband and wife team, actually…as the caption says, the husband was the kicker and the wife was the holder) but had never seen a photo. Good stuff. In 1970, that was quite the oddity.

    It’s also not surprising they would show her fumbling a snap, because, as we all know, only women folk do that.

  • Jet | March 22, 2010 at 12:56 pm |

    Again… don’t click that Korean hockey link – I got the well-known “Security Tool” virus as soon as I did. Luckily I have Malware Bytes Anti-Malware on my system which I ~think~ has taken care of it… I’m very nervous right now hoping I don’t see any more of their fake popups…

  • chance michaels | March 22, 2010 at 12:58 pm |

    You guys might like this – I just bought a large lot of old newspapers (research for my blogs), and included was this beautiful color photo essay –

    “Pro Grid Aces Who Star Among Stars”

    Rare color look at the 1940 uniforms of the Packers, Rams, Cardinals, Redskins, Giants and Eagles.

  • Ed Hughes | March 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm |

    Low-grade apostrophe error in the VT St. Patrick’s Day jersey ticker item: “it’s” is not possessive.

    Also, I thought I saw a story about the NCAA actually shipping the playing floors to the various tournament sites. That explains the rather depressing uniformity.

  • scott | March 22, 2010 at 1:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”382511″]
    But, perhaps the worst thing was NO BEER! Every beer tap in the building had it’s top removed. So sad.

    [/quote]

    I think that’s a policy for all NCAA tournament games.

  • pflava | March 22, 2010 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”382528″][quote comment=”382499″]RE: All the NCAA courts look the same…

    Didn’t Paul link us a week ago or so to the 300 page guide of branding so all arenas who got the games let people who are tuning in “Know they are watching an NCAA game…” ?

    What’s the point of playing in different cities if it all looks the same…and why doesn’t any one use a parquet floor anymore…?[/quote]

    I HATED This aspect ALL WEEK of watching the Tourney… I had NO idea where I was watching and trying to figure out in what city they were playing in. WHY did the NCAA Do something this stupid? Apparently the NFL Learned their idiocy from the NCAA… logos and such being the same[/quote]

    Yep, it’s bad enough that the uniforms mostly look cut from a template these days, but the court thing is absurd. I really miss the uniqueness of the different host arena courts. There was a charm in seeing a blue and red team play a green team on, say, an orange and black trimmed floor. The homogenized black and blue floors feel…corporate.

  • JTH | March 22, 2010 at 1:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”382542″]Again… don’t click that Korean hockey link – I got the well-known “Security Tool” virus as soon as I did. Luckily I have Malware Bytes Anti-Malware on my system which I ~think~ has taken care of it… I’m very nervous right now hoping I don’t see any more of their fake popups…[/quote]
    Wow. After reading this, I figured I should run a scan myself. My desktop link to Malwarebytes was changed so that it was pointing to the “Uninstall” option rather than the program launch.

    I can’t say for sure that it’s related to the worm on that Korean site, but it’s mighty coincidental.

  • JTH | March 22, 2010 at 1:14 pm |

    Make that “desktop shortcut” not “desktop link.”

    whatever.

  • Mike Edgerly | March 22, 2010 at 1:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”382546″][quote comment=”382528″][quote comment=”382499″]RE: All the NCAA courts look the same…

    Didn’t Paul link us a week ago or so to the 300 page guide of branding so all arenas who got the games let people who are tuning in “Know they are watching an NCAA game…” ?

    What’s the point of playing in different cities if it all looks the same…and why doesn’t any one use a parquet floor anymore…?[/quote]

    I HATED This aspect ALL WEEK of watching the Tourney… I had NO idea where I was watching and trying to figure out in what city they were playing in. WHY did the NCAA Do something this stupid? Apparently the NFL Learned their idiocy from the NCAA… logos and such being the same[/quote]

    Yep, it’s bad enough that the uniforms mostly look cut from a template these days, but the court thing is absurd. I really miss the uniqueness of the different host arena courts. There was a charm in seeing a blue and red team play a green team on, say, an orange and black trimmed floor. The homogenized black and blue floors feel…corporate.[/quote]

    I’ve always hated those floors, but they are growing on me, at least a little bit. The “Oakland University” example is quite valid in that there is no room on most “regular” floors nowadays for the NCAA to post that boring blue logo. There’s always the Women’s tournament… (sigh)

  • Ricko | March 22, 2010 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”382543″]You guys might like this – I just bought a large lot of old newspapers (research for my blogs), and included was this beautiful color photo essay –

    “Pro Grid Aces Who Star Among Stars”

    Rare color look at the 1940 uniforms of the Packers, Rams, Cardinals, Redskins, Giants and Eagles.[/quote]

    Cecil Isbell photo is for all the Packer fans who don’t get the navy & gold of the recently revealed “throwback”.

    “When I think of the Packers I think of green and gold”? News flash for those folks: Don Hutson, arguably one of the two or three greatest Packers ever, never played in a green Packer uni.

    Then again, if someone doesn’t know who Don Hutson is/was, I suppose it doesn’t matter.

    —Ricko

  • Southern Fried Yankee | March 22, 2010 at 1:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”382546″][quote comment=”382528″][quote comment=”382499″]RE: All the NCAA courts look the same…

    Didn’t Paul link us a week ago or so to the 300 page guide of branding so all arenas who got the games let people who are tuning in “Know they are watching an NCAA game…” ?

    What’s the point of playing in different cities if it all looks the same…and why doesn’t any one use a parquet floor anymore…?[/quote]

    I HATED This aspect ALL WEEK of watching the Tourney… I had NO idea where I was watching and trying to figure out in what city they were playing in. WHY did the NCAA Do something this stupid? Apparently the NFL Learned their idiocy from the NCAA… logos and such being the same[/quote]

    Yep, it’s bad enough that the uniforms mostly look cut from a template these days, but the court thing is absurd. I really miss the uniqueness of the different host arena courts. There was a charm in seeing a blue and red team play a green team on, say, an orange and black trimmed floor. The homogenized black and blue floors feel…corporate.[/quote]

    AGREE… it was nice watching that upset in Boise years ago and seeing that weird mural thing of a floor that they had… could you imagine if the NCAA said to the Humanitarian Bowl in Boise to rip up the blue turf? That part of the game!

    And on the Gil Hodges pic, yes that was the true nature of baseball before GREED

  • MPowers1634 | March 22, 2010 at 1:18 pm |

    All that I have to say is:

    Rock Chalk
    Jay Hawk
    F*#& You!

  • JTH | March 22, 2010 at 1:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”382551″][quote comment=”382543″]You guys might like this – I just bought a large lot of old newspapers (research for my blogs), and included was this beautiful color photo essay –

    “Pro Grid Aces Who Star Among Stars”

    Rare color look at the 1940 uniforms of the Packers, Rams, Cardinals, Redskins, Giants and Eagles.[/quote]

    Cecil Isbell photo is for all the Packer fans who don’t get the navy & gold of the recently revealed “throwback”.

    “When I think of the Packers I think of green and gold”? News flash for those folks: Don Hutson, arguably one of the two or three greatest Packers ever, never played in a green Packer uni.

    Then again, if someone doesn’t know who Don Hutson is/was, I suppose it doesn’t matter.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    He’s the landlord of the building across from Lambeau Field or something, right? You know, where the Packers practice.

    That guy played for the team?

  • chance michaels | March 22, 2010 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”382554″][quote comment=”382551″][quote comment=”382543″]You guys might like this – I just bought a large lot of old newspapers (research for my blogs), and included was this beautiful color photo essay –

    “Pro Grid Aces Who Star Among Stars”

    Rare color look at the 1940 uniforms of the Packers, Rams, Cardinals, Redskins, Giants and Eagles.[/quote]

    Cecil Isbell photo is for all the Packer fans who don’t get the navy & gold of the recently revealed “throwback”.

    “When I think of the Packers I think of green and gold”? News flash for those folks: Don Hutson, arguably one of the two or three greatest Packers ever, never played in a green Packer uni.

    Then again, if someone doesn’t know who Don Hutson is/was, I suppose it doesn’t matter.

    —Ricko[/quote]
    He’s the landlord of the building across from Lambeau Field or something, right? You know, where the Packers practice.

    That guy played for the team?[/quote]
    LOL.

    The NFL’s pre-Super Bowl myopia is why I started my blog in the first place. I figured that I was interested in the blue and gold days, maybe others would be as well.

    Isbell’s a particularly frustrating case – he quit after five years, at the height of his career, because he saw how humiliating it was to be cut (not that he was in any danger). Had he played another couple years at that level, he’d be in Canton now. As it is, he’s largely forgotten.

    And no, he didn’t wear #66 – that was a training camp photo. Even though quarterbacks of the era could wear whatever number they liked (this was taken a dozen years before the NFL started assigning numbers by position), he was always #17 when the season started.

  • chance michaels | March 22, 2010 at 2:01 pm |

    And Ricko – without the benefit of having seen him, I’d put Hutson as the greatest Packer ever. Hands down.

    Heck, I think he has to be in the conversation for greatest NFL player ever. He led the NFL in touchdowns eight times – nobody else has done it more than three times.

    He was such a dominant player that you can’t just compare him to other players of his era — his stats compare favorably to those of entire teams.

    In 1942, Hutson made more receptions than three teams – Detroit Lions, the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. In that same season, he scored the Pittsburgh Steelers for touchdowns, beating the Eagles, Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cardinals and Detroit Lions. He has even had more than the Cardinals and Lions combined.

    Had the NFL been on television in those days, Hutson would be a sporting god. The NFL’s version of Michael Jordan or Babe Ruth. Instead, he’s a footnote. A trivia answer. Fate’s funny sometimes.

  • chance michaels | March 22, 2010 at 2:02 pm |

    >grumble grumble lack of a preview function<

    In 1942, Hutson "he tied the Pittsburgh Steelers for touchdowns, beating the Eagles, Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cardinals and Detroit Lions. He has even had more than the Cardinals and Lions combined.”

  • LI Phil | March 22, 2010 at 2:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”382555″] Don Hutson [/quote]

    who?

  • rpm | March 22, 2010 at 2:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”382530″][quote comment=\”382512\”][quote comment=\”382505\”]Are the stirrups on that Catamounts player backwards?

    http://tinypic.com/v...

    Or fake!! What the hell is that??[/quote]

    Those look poorly photoshop\’d to me. An tell-tale sign is to pull the image into photoshop and adjust the image to see curious patterns in the pixels.

    http://twitpic.com/1...

    Note the curious pattern on the left ankle of the pitcher. That is usually a tell-tale sign. Also on his drag foot, you don\’t pick up the shadow tone on the white leg on the white sock. Looks like the white sani was added.

    Just found this: http://grfx.cstv.com...

    Maybe hi-jinks…maybe not. But some curiousness. Also, for posterity, not a CSI guy or anything, so could be wrong.[/quote]

    the funny thing is, had he not photoshopped the stirrups backward, we might not have noticed this. but for sure this is a fake. i have been working on some “posters” for next months revolution, and it is tough to get right. the lack of shadow on the drag is one thing, but look at the pixels around the stitching on the lead leg, they don’t jibe with the rest of the photo. he obviously had some sizing issues when he put it together.

  • rpm | March 22, 2010 at 2:51 pm |

    sorry rob, somehow it didn’t register in my head that you pointed out the lead leg too.

  • Ricko | March 22, 2010 at 2:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”382556″]And Ricko – without the benefit of having seen him, I’d put Hutson as the greatest Packer ever. Hands down.

    Heck, I think he has to be in the conversation for greatest NFL player ever. He led the NFL in touchdowns eight times – nobody else has done it more than three times.

    He was such a dominant player that you can’t just compare him to other players of his era — his stats compare favorably to those of entire teams.

    In 1942, Hutson made more receptions than three teams – Detroit Lions, the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles. In that same season, he scored the Pittsburgh Steelers for touchdowns, beating the Eagles, Brooklyn Dodgers, Chicago Cardinals and Detroit Lions. He has even had more than the Cardinals and Lions combined.

    Had the NFL been on television in those days, Hutson would be a sporting god. The NFL’s version of Michael Jordan or Babe Ruth. Instead, he’s a footnote. A trivia answer. Fate’s funny sometimes.[/quote]

    I agree with you. Have long considered Hutson the most forgotten dominant player ever. Perhaps in any U.S. professional sport.

    Whenever the media talks of how Jerry Rice’s stats eclipse all other receivers, I always can’t help but think, “My god, how would they have treated Hutson’s status compared to his peers?” In the TV era he would be been a phenomenon of unbelievable proportions. Not unlike Tiger during his invincible period.

    Isn’t always just the numbers, it’s how unstoppable/dominating the player was in his era.

    Yet most pro football fans are absolutely clueless about what a force he was. Much as George Mikan created and defined the big man in basketball, Hutson created and defined the wide receiver in football.

    Too bad there isn’t more game film of him. Maybe that would help.

    —Ricko

  • timmy b | March 22, 2010 at 3:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”382543″]You guys might like this – I just bought a large lot of old newspapers (research for my blogs), and included was this beautiful color photo essay –

    “Pro Grid Aces Who Star Among Stars”

    Rare color look at the 1940 uniforms of the Packers, Rams, Cardinals, Redskins, Giants and Eagles.[/quote]

    Revelations from this ace find…

    Rams wore gold helmets. Not yellow or pale blue, but GOLD. At least in 1940.

    Eagles did wear green prior to 1941. At least in 1940. Unclear as to what colors the Eagles wore from 1935-1939. I am thinking a lightish blue, but..

    Others appear to be as I had thought.

    Awesome, Chance. Thanks for sharing!!!

  • JTH | March 22, 2010 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”382563″][quote comment=”382543″]You guys might like this – I just bought a large lot of old newspapers (research for my blogs), and included was this beautiful color photo essay –

    “Pro Grid Aces Who Star Among Stars”

    Rare color look at the 1940 uniforms of the Packers, Rams, Cardinals, Redskins, Giants and Eagles.[/quote]

    Revelations from this ace find…

    Rams wore gold helmets. Not yellow or pale blue, but GOLD. At least in 1940.

    Eagles did wear green prior to 1941. At least in 1940. Unclear as to what colors the Eagles wore from 1935-1939. I am thinking a lightish blue, but..

    Others appear to be as I had thought.

    Awesome, Chance. Thanks for sharing!!![/quote]
    [quote comment=”382563″][quote comment=”382543″]You guys might like this – I just bought a large lot of old newspapers (research for my blogs), and included was this beautiful color photo essay –

    “Pro Grid Aces Who Star Among Stars”

    Rare color look at the 1940 uniforms of the Packers, Rams, Cardinals, Redskins, Giants and Eagles.[/quote]

    Revelations from this ace find…

    Rams wore gold helmets. Not yellow or pale blue, but GOLD. At least in 1940.

    Eagles did wear green prior to 1941. At least in 1940. Unclear as to what colors the Eagles wore from 1935-1939. I am thinking a lightish blue, but..

    Others appear to be as I had thought.

    Awesome, Chance. Thanks for sharing!!![/quote]
    Huh. First time I looked at that, I assumed Perry Schwartz played for the Cardinals. I just figured the jersey and socks looked more like scarlet in that photo due to the film/processing/scan quality/age of the item, etc.

    I never would have guessed that the Dodgers wore red and gray/silver.

  • JTH | March 22, 2010 at 3:38 pm |

    Oops. Sorry for the double-quote.

  • Geeman | March 22, 2010 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”382546″][quote comment=”382528″][quote comment=”382499″]RE: All the NCAA courts look the same…

    Didn’t Paul link us a week ago or so to the 300 page guide of branding so all arenas who got the games let people who are tuning in “Know they are watching an NCAA game…” ?

    What’s the point of playing in different cities if it all looks the same…and why doesn’t any one use a parquet floor anymore…?[/quote]

    I HATED This aspect ALL WEEK of watching the Tourney… I had NO idea where I was watching and trying to figure out in what city they were playing in. WHY did the NCAA Do something this stupid? Apparently the NFL Learned their idiocy from the NCAA… logos and such being the same[/quote]

    Yep, it’s bad enough that the uniforms mostly look cut from a template these days, but the court thing is absurd. I really miss the uniqueness of the different host arena courts. There was a charm in seeing a blue and red team play a green team on, say, an orange and black trimmed floor. The homogenized black and blue floors feel…corporate.[/quote]

    It’s been like that for a while. I don’t like the uniformity, but what I do like is the clean floor design. Today’s floors are, like many things in society, too clutterred. A typical floor now has a huge team logo across half the court, two (or three) three-point lines, and assorted corporate sponor logos. They are eyesores.

  • timmy b | March 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm |

    JTH,

    You beat me to it. Yes, Perry Schwartz did play for the Dodgers as opposed to the Cardinals. The NFL editions I might add.

    Yes, the Dodgers did wear red as a primary color in 1940, with blue as a secondary jersey color.

  • chance michaels | March 22, 2010 at 4:20 pm |

    Sorry about that – totally bungled the Schwartz ID.

    Who knew the Dodgers wore the same colors as the Chicago Cardinals?

  • kj | March 22, 2010 at 4:24 pm |

    That team name is actually “NSC Minnesota”, not the other way ’round. Those kits are for the team’s inaugural season.

  • Geeman | March 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”382566″][quote comment=”382546″][quote comment=”382528″][quote comment=”382499″]RE: All the NCAA courts look the same…

    Didn’t Paul link us a week ago or so to the 300 page guide of branding so all arenas who got the games let people who are tuning in “Know they are watching an NCAA game…” ?

    What’s the point of playing in different cities if it all looks the same…and why doesn’t any one use a parquet floor anymore…?[/quote]

    I HATED This aspect ALL WEEK of watching the Tourney… I had NO idea where I was watching and trying to figure out in what city they were playing in. WHY did the NCAA Do something this stupid? Apparently the NFL Learned their idiocy from the NCAA… logos and such being the same[/quote]

    Yep, it’s bad enough that the uniforms mostly look cut from a template these days, but the court thing is absurd. I really miss the uniqueness of the different host arena courts. There was a charm in seeing a blue and red team play a green team on, say, an orange and black trimmed floor. The homogenized black and blue floors feel…corporate.[/quote]

    It’s been like that for a while. I don’t like the uniformity, but what I do like is the clean floor design. Today’s floors are, like many things in society, too clutterred. A typical floor now has a huge team logo across half the court, two (or three) three-point lines, and assorted corporate sponor logos. They are eyesores.[/quote]

    Speaking of uniformity, it is dissapointing to see all these schools in black uniforms when their colors are not black. I list Washington and Vermont as examples. Both wore black in the first round. Washington’s colors are purple and gold. Vermonth’s are green and gold. They’re distinctive when they wear their colors, but when they wear black they look like just so many other teams.

  • JTH | March 22, 2010 at 4:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”382568″]Sorry about that – totally bungled the Schwartz ID.

    Who knew the Dodgers wore the same colors as the Chicago Cardinals?[/quote]
    There are so many things to like about that photo that I think the only thing I don’t like about it is the fact that the caption doesn’t include the location of the game.

  • matt | March 22, 2010 at 4:55 pm |

    so to clarify the stirrup debate they are indeed poorly photo-shopped and even more poorly drawn on backwards. The Catamounts wore stirrups with all of their uniforms 2 seasons ago and currently do not wear them with any. The poor picture in question was made to show and suggest to some of the current players what they should be wearing (except the correct way) but accidently got sent as the wrong link to Uniwatch when trying to share the fauxbacks…..sorry guys

  • warren thompson | March 22, 2010 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”382551″][quote comment=”382543″]You guys might like this – I just bought a large lot of old newspapers (research for my blogs), and included was this beautiful color photo essay –

    “Pro Grid Aces Who Star Among Stars”

    Rare color look at the 1940 uniforms of the Packers, Rams, Cardinals, Redskins, Giants and Eagles.[/quote]

    Cecil Isbell photo is for all the Packer fans who don’t get the navy & gold of the recently revealed “throwback”.

    “When I think of the Packers I think of green and gold”? News flash for those folks: Don Hutson, arguably one of the two or three greatest Packers ever, never played in a green Packer uni.

    Then again, if someone doesn’t know who Don Hutson is/was, I suppose it doesn’t matter.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    As I recall, the Packer colors, originally, were blue, green, and gold. The current jerseys of bluish green/greenish-blue (take your pick) are a a late 1950s phenomenon, as are the yellow — not gold — helmets.

  • chance michaels | March 22, 2010 at 4:58 pm |

    [quote comment=”382571″][quote comment=”382568″]Sorry about that – totally bungled the Schwartz ID.

    Who knew the Dodgers wore the same colors as the Chicago Cardinals?[/quote]
    There are so many things to like about that photo that I think the only thing I don’t like about it is the fact that the caption doesn’t include the location of the game.[/quote]
    True enough. Looks like old City Stadium in Green Bay to me, with the bleacher drop-off.

    It certainly isn’t Wrigley Field, where the Cardinals played in 1935-1936, nor does it look like Wisconsin State Fair Park.

  • chance michaels | March 22, 2010 at 5:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”382573″][quote comment=”382551″][quote comment=”382543″]You guys might like this – I just bought a large lot of old newspapers (research for my blogs), and included was this beautiful color photo essay –

    “Pro Grid Aces Who Star Among Stars”

    Rare color look at the 1940 uniforms of the Packers, Rams, Cardinals, Redskins, Giants and Eagles.[/quote]

    Cecil Isbell photo is for all the Packer fans who don’t get the navy & gold of the recently revealed “throwback”.

    “When I think of the Packers I think of green and gold”? News flash for those folks: Don Hutson, arguably one of the two or three greatest Packers ever, never played in a green Packer uni.

    Then again, if someone doesn’t know who Don Hutson is/was, I suppose it doesn’t matter.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    As I recall, the Packer colors, originally, were blue, green, and gold. The current jerseys of bluish green/greenish-blue (take your pick) are a a late 1950s phenomenon, as are the yellow — not gold — helmets.[/quote]
    Well, athletic gold. As different from yellow as teal is from sky blue.

    The Packers’ colors were originally navy and gold. Green was added in 1935, and the Packers wore uniforms of blue and gold and green and gold (but never all three) at various points.

    All three were listed in the NFL guide as official colors well into the 1960s, but I don’t recall exactly when.

    You really think the current Packer jerseys are a “bluish green”?

  • Ben Fortney | March 22, 2010 at 5:08 pm |

    Had the NFL been on television in those days, Hutson would be a sporting god. The NFL’s version of Michael Jordan or Babe Ruth.

    Babe didn’t have TV either.

    It still amazes me that Jordan won ESPN’s Sportsman of the Century over the Babe and Ali – even with the late 20th century consumerist machine behind him he didn’t have the cultural impact of Babe or Ali.

  • chance michaels | March 22, 2010 at 5:11 pm |

    True, the Babe didn’t have television, but that shows the cultural importance of baseball.

    I was actually thinking more along the lines of football needing television to become the impact sport it is today. If Hutson had been playing when that happened, he would be better recognized for his accomplishments.

  • KT | March 22, 2010 at 5:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”382569″]That team name is actually “NSC Minnesota”, not the other way ’round. Those kits are for the team’s inaugural season.[/quote]

    I sent it to him the right way, he wrote it wrong. :)

  • concealed78 | March 22, 2010 at 5:53 pm |

    I found a pic dated 1930 on ebay. That would definitely make the mentioned Sox pic from 1929.

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

  • Squiddie | March 22, 2010 at 5:54 pm |

    [quote comment=”382578″][quote comment=”382569″]That team name is actually “NSC Minnesota”, not the other way ’round. Those kits are for the team’s inaugural season.[/quote]

    I sent it to him the right way, he wrote it wrong. :)[/quote]

    Doesn’t Stars work its way into the team name somewhere?

    Nice to see they’ve incorporated Nessie onto the front of the shirt.

  • JimV19 | March 22, 2010 at 6:07 pm |

    “Reader R. Brent Adams joins other eagle-eyed Uni Watchers in noticing something about this year’s NCAA early round games: all of the courts look exactly the same.”

    They started this last year. Not every site had the same floor, mind you, but some notable ones such as the Portland Rose Garden http://www.youtube.c...

    and the Boston Garden
    http://www.youtube.c...

    and Indy’s LucasOil Stadium
    http://www.youtube.c...

    and the AZ Cardinals’ U of Phoenix Stadium
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Without looking through all of last year’s tournament, I think the cookie cutter floors outnumbered the original floors.

  • JAson | March 22, 2010 at 6:45 pm |

    Watching the Indians & Cubs on MLB.tv and I feel bad for Cubs reliever Jeff Muyco. First, the Cubs announcers didn’t know how to say his name. Second, he got stuck with jersey #88 with no name. The worst though, was the adjustable cap. I missed the shot of the velcro back, but you can see the New Era logo on the side.

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

  • JTH | March 22, 2010 at 6:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”382582″]Watching the Indians & Cubs on MLB.tv and I feel bad for Cubs reliever Jeff Muyco. First, the Cubs announcers didn’t know how to say his name. Second, he got stuck with jersey #88 with no name. The worst though, was the adjustable cap. I missed the shot of the velcro back, but you can see the New Era logo on the side.

    http://www.flickr.co...
    Well, they wore the pinstripes today. So at least the kid got to wear a real jersey. Every other time I’ve seen them this spring, they’ve been in the BP caps & jerseys.

    I say NNOB real jersey/adjustable cap is still better than BP jersey & cap.

  • billy | March 22, 2010 at 7:23 pm |

    dont know if this was posted to the blog anytime this past weekend.

    To bad my days of medium are over :-)

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

  • LI Phil | March 22, 2010 at 7:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”382583″]
    I say NNOB real jersey/adjustable cap is still better than BP jersey & cap. perfect[/quote]

    (fixed)

  • JD | March 22, 2010 at 7:49 pm |

    What is the tail/line called in the Dodgers’ wordmark?

  • concealed78 | March 22, 2010 at 8:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”382586″]What is the tail/line called in the Dodgers’ wordmark?[/quote]

    “flourish” ?

  • LarryB | March 22, 2010 at 8:41 pm |

    I love the wire service columns and all the great pictures.

  • Kurt Allen | March 22, 2010 at 8:54 pm |

    Hopefully I’m not repeating something posted in recent days.

    The World Women’s Curling Championship is being held – and the Norwegians have managed to out-do the men with the pants!!!!

    Also, Canada’s Jennifer Jones (center in this picture) goes near the top of the list of favorite curlers.

  • Dillon Dalton | March 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm |

    ive never commented on the blog before, and this doesnt really have to do with anything, but i know that paul and a lot of other people on here dont care too much for baseball players wearing no pants. i personally dont like the look either. i am a sophemore baseball player in high school and i was surprised to find out on saturday that i am the only one on the team who wears their pants high. i was more surprised when the coach (this being the first time i played for the varsity coach) confronted me about wearing the high socks and said that it was mandatory that all his players wear their pants low. i just wanted to see some of your guy’s opinion on this

  • Dillon Dalton | March 22, 2010 at 9:09 pm |

    sorry, i meant to say they dont like baseball players wearing low pants ^^^

  • LI Phil | March 22, 2010 at 9:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”382590″]i know that paul and a lot of other people on here dont care too much for baseball players wearing no pants.[/quote]

    post of the day ;)

    /welcome aboard

  • JTH | March 22, 2010 at 9:21 pm |

    And on that note, there’s only one thing that needs to be said: the Norwegian women’s curling pants would look really great…

    on my bedroom floor.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    But seriously, Dillon, comfort/aesthetics aside, clearly your coach doesn’t understand that you’re more likely to get a low pitch called a strike if you wear jammy pants.

  • LI Phil | March 22, 2010 at 9:54 pm |

    btw…the young bears vs. native americans is being rebroadcast on MLB TV

    so, if you missed muyco cap shenanigans/name butcherin’…it’s a comin’

    it’s teh comcast feed (not sure if this is the sameone from MLB.com), but since the cubs are the home team w/cubbie announcers…im guessing it is

  • BurghFan | March 22, 2010 at 10:33 pm |

    How dominant is Hutson if you take out wartime?

  • JTH | March 22, 2010 at 10:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”382594″]btw…the young bears vs. native americans is being rebroadcast on MLB TV

    so, if you missed muyco cap shenanigans/name butcherin’…it’s a comin’

    it’s teh comcast feed (not sure if this is the sameone from MLB.com), but since the cubs are the home team w/cubbie announcers…im guessing it is[/quote]
    Ooh, I turned on the telly (yes, none of this MLB.TV nonsense here) just in time to catch Len Kasper say “My-co or Mooey-co” as young Mr. Muyco was heading to the dugout and then deliver the correction “Moy-co” in the bottom of the inning.

    Did they actually say anything about the adjustable cap?

  • traxel | March 22, 2010 at 10:50 pm |

    I must say Paul, I love the wire service posts. Those pictures are always incredible to see.

    Oh, and Happy 29th Birthday!

  • The Jeff | March 22, 2010 at 11:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”382575″][quote comment=”382573″][quote comment=”382551″][quote comment=”382543″]You guys might like this – I just bought a large lot of old newspapers (research for my blogs), and included was this beautiful color photo essay –

    “Pro Grid Aces Who Star Among Stars”

    Rare color look at the 1940 uniforms of the Packers, Rams, Cardinals, Redskins, Giants and Eagles.[/quote]

    Cecil Isbell photo is for all the Packer fans who don’t get the navy & gold of the recently revealed “throwback”.

    “When I think of the Packers I think of green and gold”? News flash for those folks: Don Hutson, arguably one of the two or three greatest Packers ever, never played in a green Packer uni.

    Then again, if someone doesn’t know who Don Hutson is/was, I suppose it doesn’t matter.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    As I recall, the Packer colors, originally, were blue, green, and gold. The current jerseys of bluish green/greenish-blue (take your pick) are a a late 1950s phenomenon, as are the yellow — not gold — helmets.[/quote]
    Well, athletic gold. As different from yellow as teal is from sky blue.

    The Packers’ colors were originally navy and gold. Green was added in 1935, and the Packers wore uniforms of blue and gold and green and gold (but never all three) at various points.

    All three were listed in the NFL guide as official colors well into the 1960s, but I don’t recall exactly when.

    You really think the current Packer jerseys are a “bluish green”?[/quote]

    Technically, I think it is, though it doesn’t really look it because it’s so dark. If you match it in photoshop or paintshop or whatever, it has an RGB value of 32,55,49. If you mess with the luminance to make it lighter and keep the same ratio of colors… you end up with something resembling aqua.

    (RGBs are a little different from something like mixing paint though, and I think fabric dyes use a different color system as well)

  • mike 2 | March 22, 2010 at 11:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”382589″]Hopefully I’m not repeating something posted in recent days.

    The World Women’s Curling Championship is being held – and the Norwegians have managed to out-do the men with the pants!!!!

    Also, Canada’s Jennifer Jones (center in this picture) goes near the top of the list of favorite curlers.[/quote]

    Everything you need to know about Jennifer Jones is in this clip – one of the greatest shots in curling history, to win the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts (the Canadian championships). She’s down two and down to her last rock…

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

    I first posted that clip in the “Curling for Dummies” piece during the Olympics.

  • Doug in GA | March 22, 2010 at 11:23 pm |

    I remember hearing this as reason the NCAA went to the homogenous floors for the tourney-

    Among other coaches, Roy Williams complained that the NCAA logo sticker over the NC State logo at the RBC Center in Raleigh a few years ago was slick and could cause player injuries.

    I would expect that this also happened at several other sites, so the NCAA just eliminated that possibility altogether by going to their own courts for the tourney.

  • Mike Engle | March 22, 2010 at 11:31 pm |

    [quote comment=”382599″][quote comment=”382589″]Hopefully I’m not repeating something posted in recent days.

    The World Women’s Curling Championship is being held – and the Norwegians have managed to out-do the men with the pants!!!!

    Also, Canada’s Jennifer Jones (center in this picture) goes near the top of the list of favorite curlers.[/quote]

    Everything you need to know about Jennifer Jones is in this clip – one of the greatest shots in curling history, to win the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts (the Canadian championships). She’s down two and down to her last rock…

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

    I first posted that clip in the “Curling for Dummies” piece during the Olympics.[/quote]
    Pfeh. The men stayed mostly within team colors, and added a little bit of style. These women just have Loudmouth pants for Loudmouth pants’ sake.

  • LI Phil | March 22, 2010 at 11:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”382601″]
    Pfeh. The men stayed mostly within team colors, and added a little bit of style. These women just have Loudmouth pants for Loudmouth pants’ sake.[/quote]

    sartorially speaking, the norsemen were better

    however, dammit…jth already took the best line

    anyway, in this instance, there was nothing wrong with LPFLPS

  • rpm | March 23, 2010 at 12:08 am |

    [quote comment=”382590″]ive never commented on the blog before, and this doesnt really have to do with anything, but i know that paul and a lot of other people on here dont care too much for baseball players wearing no pants. i personally dont like the look either. i am a sophemore baseball player in high school and i was surprised to find out on saturday that i am the only one on the team who wears their pants high. i was more surprised when the coach (this being the first time i played for the varsity coach) confronted me about wearing the high socks and said that it was mandatory that all his players wear their pants low. i just wanted to see some of your guy’s opinion on this[/quote]

    i guess he wants everybody uniform, but truth be told, my opinion is that your coach has a pea brain.

  • Kurt Allen | March 23, 2010 at 12:45 am |

    [quote comment=”382599″][quote comment=”382589″]Hopefully I’m not repeating something posted in recent days.

    The World Women’s Curling Championship is being held – and the Norwegians have managed to out-do the men with the pants!!!!

    That was great, kind of like a 7-10 split!!! As opposed to Cheryl Bernard Favre’ing away the gold medal…

    Also, Canada’s Jennifer Jones (center in this picture) goes near the top of the list of favorite curlers.[/quote]

    Everything you need to know about Jennifer Jones is in this clip – one of the greatest shots in curling history, to win the 2005 Scott Tournament of Hearts (the Canadian championships). She’s down two and down to her last rock…

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

    I first posted that clip in the “Curling for Dummies” piece during the Olympics.[/quote]

  • Nick | March 23, 2010 at 1:22 am |

    Along with the Rams GOLD helmets (Surprise!), I never knew that the Philly Eagles wore White helmets in the 1940s either. That is actually a
    pretty clean look.

  • Ryan | March 23, 2010 at 11:53 pm |

    I wonder if the Univ of Arizona will go all Wisconsin and sue Antigo HS for logo infringement…
    http://blog.oregonli...
    http://farm5.static....

  • Your 3rd Grade English Teacher | March 24, 2010 at 3:23 pm |

    “Justin Gilly informs us that Virginia Tech is auctioning off it’s green St. Patty’s day jerseys.”

    It is green St. Patty’s day jerseys?