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The League That Shoulda Been a Contender

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Last fall I wrote an entry about a site devoted to NASL jerseys. Now that site has added a ton of MISL photos (that’s Major Indoor Soccer League, for those of you who don’t recall that particular chapter in sports history), many of them amazing. Here’s a breakdown:

• The Baltimore Blast had an interesting logo, using the soccer ball’s checkerboard pattern as the basis for a series of crowns duh, blast patterns. Later on, their jerseys got silly, and then seriously silly, before retreating to something more sedate.

• Love the ticking stripe on the Buffalo Stallions’ sleeves. Here’s a shot where they’re playing the New York Arrows, which meant ticking stripe vs. ticking stripe! Or at least that was my first reaction. The sad truth, however, is that those ticking stripes were actually a form of logo creep that was worn by many MISL teams.

• Another team with that same creep-stripe: the Pittsburgh Spirit, who had a great chest logo.

• Pretty groovy logo patch for the Cleveland Force.

• Interesting houndstooth-ish sleeves for the Cleveland Crunch.

• The 1986-87 Chicago Sting had some funny ideas about striping. There’s something really hilarious about their chest logo, though — okay, he’s angry, but he’s also wearing a straw-boater hat. Wha–?

• Shouldn’t the Cincinnati Kids have had a baby goat on their jerseys? They didn’t go that route, but they did have some awesome sleeves.

• Vertical typography is one thing. But vertical sideways-reading typography is quite another.

• Check out this Hartford Helions jersey. See how it looks like a short-sleeve yellow polo worn over a long-sleeve red undershirt? Nope — it’s all one piece.

Whoa — the manufacturer’s logo should be “Sheez!” instead of “Shez,” no? Lots more photos here.

• The New Jersey Rockets had an interesting way of depicting the “R” in their logo. From the back, their jersey looked a lot like a hockey jersey. Bonus points for the interesting MacNOB.

• The Philadelphia Fever had a nicely executed chest logo. Here’s how it looked on the field.

• The San Diego Sockers had a great wordmark concept, but the execution doesn’t quite work. The ball needs something to indicate that it’s in motion, that it’s just been kicked, etc. (Update: David Bloomquist just sent me this — much better.)

And so on. You can access a lot more images by checking out the team pages linked from here.

It’s worth noting, incidentally, that Jim Vilk used this Tacoma Stars design as the basis for his Uni Watch membershp card. I have a feeling many of the MISL designs would translate very, very well to that realm.

Uni Watch News Ticker: The MLB Commissioner’s Office is marking Opening Day by having a TV party in one of its conference rooms on Monday afternoon. A little birdie forwarded me this invitation that was sent to staffers — note that the pitcher is wearing stirrups. Perhaps the designer was a Uni Watch reader, eh? … Longtime reader Mike Cesarano, who teaches at Queensboro Community College (and who create this Mets uniform history), has been working on setting up a throwback game for the school’s baseball team, and yesterday his project was featured in The Daily News. Bravo. … Frank Albanese made himself this DIY Mets jersey. “The letters are felt, but the jersey is polyester, not flannel,” he says. “My mother-in-law did the sewing, so it’s not all my work. Blank jersey was about $25, felt was about $12, and the patch was about $12. Not bad for a first attempt (I think).” … With Bobby Cox retiring after this season, he’s prominently featured in the Braves’ season ticket package (with thanks to Chris Edwards). … Life is full of vexing choices — here’s a modest example. That’s the Central Arkansas baseball team, and I can’t decide if they suck or if they rock (this cruel quandary presented by Chris Mycoskie). … Mike Brethauer sent along some old family photos. “That’s my older brother Eric in the Canada Dry uniform, which was the uniform my Dad wore to play basketball with his friends,” he writes. “And that’s me in the baseball uniform, taken in 1965. Check out the socks and shoes!” … Here’s some awesome video footage from one of the last Indians games at Cleveland Stadium. It was also Nolan Ryan’s last start in Cleveland (great find by Marc Swanson). … Also from Marc: Three things — two of them great — in this short video clip: (1) an old Uniroyal commercial featuring an appearance by helmeted spokescharacters Uni, Roy, and Al; (2) a worthless Continental Insurance ad; and (3) a teeny bit of NHL promo footage, concluding with a wicked shot to the jaw. … “My girlfriend has a sewing class here at BYU and she wanted to know what to make,” says Dan Taylor. “So I showed her an old Bullets jersey and she whipped me up a sweet original rendition of it.” … Striped tube sock-o-rama available from this site (with thanks to Joshua Exline). … Brewers license plates are now available in Wisconsin. … Kirk Carter, who attends UGA, wrote up a critique of the school’s baseball uniforms. … The Orix Buffaloes have added a red brim to their headwear (thanks, Jeremy). … Scott Friend found a photo of Bob Huggins on his high school hoops team. That’s him in the back row, No. 34. Looks like the team’s uni was heavily influenced by Marquette. … Cool item about what the Yankees’ championship trophy has been up to.

 

167 comments to The League That Shoulda Been a Contender

  • Ray Barrington | March 31, 2010 at 8:08 am |

    The straw hat on the bee in the Sting logo is obvious for its time, especially if you look at the wordmark – it’s a play on the movie “The Sting.” Insect nostalgia!
    The logo with wordmark.

    The poster.

  • Bernard | March 31, 2010 at 8:23 am |

    Great stuff! When I look at that Baltimore Blast logo, I don’t see a series of crowns. To me, it looks like they used the checkerboard pattern as a basis for a graphic “blast”. Anyone else?

  • Paul Lukas | March 31, 2010 at 8:25 am |

    [quote comment=”383521″]Great stuff! When I look at that Baltimore Blast logo, I don’t see a series of crowns. To me, it looks like they used the checkerboard pattern as a basis for a graphic “blast”. Anyone else?[/quote]

    You’re right, of course. I was so intrigued by the pattern that I missed the obvious connection to the team name.

  • steve | March 31, 2010 at 8:27 am |

    Blast, crowns? No, it’s an exploding soccer ball

  • Dave | March 31, 2010 at 8:34 am |

    I’m going to think he was attempting to be humorous with the “crowns” comment. No one could be that obtuse.

    Loved seeing all these, btw. I *loved* the MISL growing up. New York Arrows, Shep Messing — good stuff!

  • Rick | March 31, 2010 at 8:51 am |

    A white girl in a Compton hat? Ugh

  • chiarams | March 31, 2010 at 9:04 am |

    A white girl *attending BYU* in a Compton hat, no less.

  • nate | March 31, 2010 at 9:16 am |

    imo, the awesomeness of striped stirrups rises above the awfulness of purple.

  • LI Phil | March 31, 2010 at 9:20 am |

    [quote comment=”383527″]imo, the awesomeness of striped stirrups rises above the awfulness of purple.[/quote]

    i’d say the BFBS softball top is far more offensive than the lower body stylings

    even if you *loathe* purple, those rock

  • Bryan | March 31, 2010 at 9:22 am |

    [quote comment=”383524″]I’m going to think he was attempting to be humorous with the “crowns” comment. No one could be that obtuse.

    Loved seeing all these, btw. I *loved* the MISL growing up. New York Arrows, Shep Messing — good stuff![/quote]
    Same here…loved playing on the field in between quarters, and playing at Shep Messing’s indoor facility!!

  • carlos | March 31, 2010 at 9:25 am |

    Wasn’t that Chicago Sting logo the same one that they used in their NASL days?

  • JB Early | March 31, 2010 at 9:30 am |

    Who cares if she wears a Compton cap? she could wear an NWA hat if she can sew, etc. etc.

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 9:32 am |

    Color me silly, ’cause I loved this jersey:
    http://www.nasljerse...

    Thought about adding that and the Lazers jersey http://www.nasljerse... to my DIY list, but I think I want the ’83-’84 Spirit first:
    http://www.nasljerse...

  • JL | March 31, 2010 at 9:38 am |

    Scott Friend found a photo of Bob Huggins on his high school hoops team. That’s him in the back row, No. 34. Looks like the team’s uni was heavily influenced by Marquette.

    I know Huggins played at Indian Valley High School, and that’s where his dad coached several years, so I’m trying to figure out why it looks pretty clear that the cheerleaders’ shirts say “TVS” in that photo…

    I’m not calling it a fake, because I’m about 99% sure the coach on the left is Bob Huggins’ dad, Charlie.

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 9:40 am |

    That Sting jersey was cool, too. It made my list of MISL favorites:
    http://www.uniwatchb...
    My picture’s no longer available, so good to see that jersey in today’s article.

  • Joe | March 31, 2010 at 9:41 am |

    I think they should switch the Funnel Cake and Pretzels on that MLB invite.

  • JimWa | March 31, 2010 at 9:46 am |

    [quote comment=”383533″]Scott Friend found a photo of Bob Huggins on his high school hoops team. That’s him in the back row, No. 34. Looks like the team’s uni was heavily influenced by Marquette.

    I know Huggins played at Indian Valley High School, and that’s where his dad coached several years, so I’m trying to figure out why it looks pretty clear that the cheerleaders’ shirts say “TVS” in that photo…

    I’m not calling it a fake, because I’m about 99% sure the coach on the left is Bob Huggins’ dad, Charlie.[/quote]

    I don’t have the software to zoom like I’d like here, but I’m guessing that IVS. I think the white outline on the top part of the “I” give it a larger look and illusion of a possible “T”.

  • Jeff | March 31, 2010 at 9:47 am |

    Now don’t be dissing the bee. Stanley Sting was a classic mascot:
    http://farm4.static....

    And I should know:
    http://farm5.static....

    Yes….that is a 16 year old me. I have no idea why Stash has logo creep in the first pic. That wasn’t me, I can tell you!! The Sting, during a couple seasons in the MISL were sponsored by Patrick:
    http://www.americanm...

    …so we were wearing Patrick shoes while in the Stanley costume for a couple seasons. That’s the only time Stanley was shilling for the corporate man.

  • Ry Co 40 | March 31, 2010 at 9:48 am |

    [quote comment=”383524″]I’m going to think he was attempting to be humorous with the “crowns” comment. No one could be that obtuse.

    Loved seeing all these, btw. I *loved* the MISL growing up. New York Arrows, Shep Messing — good stuff![/quote]

    “No one could be that obtuse”

    easy… when you receive and look over as much content per day as paul does, it’s probably easy for images, graphics, and symbols to run into each other every ‘now and then’

  • Ricko | March 31, 2010 at 9:50 am |

    [quote comment=”383538″][quote comment=”383524″]I’m going to think he was attempting to be humorous with the “crowns” comment. No one could be that obtuse.

    Loved seeing all these, btw. I *loved* the MISL growing up. New York Arrows, Shep Messing — good stuff![/quote]

    “No one could be that obtuse”

    easy… when you receive and look over as much content per day as paul does, it’s probably easy for images, graphics, and symbols to run into each other every ‘now and then'[/quote]

    Obtuse? Well, that’s one angle to take.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | March 31, 2010 at 9:52 am |

    [quote comment=”383537″]Now don’t be dissing the bee. Stanley Sting was a classic mascot:
    http://farm4.static....

    And I should know:
    http://farm5.static....

    Yes….that is a 16 year old me. I have no idea why Stash has logo creep in the first pic. That wasn’t me, I can tell you!! The Sting, during a couple seasons in the MISL were sponsored by Patrick:
    http://www.americanm...

    …so we were wearing Patrick shoes while in the Stanley costume for a couple seasons. That’s the only time Stanley was shilling for the corporate man.[/quote]
    That’s awesome. I loved that li’l skimmer hat-wearin’ sonofagun. Best. Mascot. Ever. (At least for Chicago professional sports teams).

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 9:55 am |

    Baltimore fans, can anyone solve this uni-mystery?

    The ’83-’84 Blast team picture shows them wearing Nike-made jerseys: http://www.nasljerse...

    There are action shots, too: http://www.nasljerse...

    But how long did they actually wear those? I ask because by the end of that season, they were wearing these Umbro unis: http://www.nasljerse...
    That picture is from the SI article about the Blast’s ’83-’84 championship.

  • Kevin A | March 31, 2010 at 9:56 am |

    maybe we’ll get lucky when there are more people with the throwback brewers plate maybe the team will realize it’s time to switch back

  • Ricko | March 31, 2010 at 9:56 am |

    Wow. In the 70s here today and tomorrow. Earliest in the year it’s been in the 70s since they’ve been keeping weather records. Also the first March with no snow. Not one bit.

    I imagine that pretty much guarantees the Twins home opener in 13 days will get rained out.

    —Ricko

  • JTH | March 31, 2010 at 9:57 am |

    [quote comment=”383530″]Wasn’t that Chicago Sting logo the same one that they used in their NASL days?[/quote]
    Yep.

  • MG12 | March 31, 2010 at 9:57 am |

    Being from St. Louis and a huge soccer fan, I used to love going to Steamers’ games. They had a logo that seemed very unique at the time.

    http://upload.wikime...

    I still think of it as one of my favorite sporting logos.

    I moved away from the STL but it is my understanding that they restarted the Steamers for a few seasons.

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 10:00 am |

    [quote comment=”383539″][quote comment=”383538″][quote comment=”383524″]I’m going to think he was attempting to be humorous with the “crowns” comment. No one could be that obtuse.

    Loved seeing all these, btw. I *loved* the MISL growing up. New York Arrows, Shep Messing — good stuff![/quote]

    “No one could be that obtuse”

    easy… when you receive and look over as much content per day as paul does, it’s probably easy for images, graphics, and symbols to run into each other every ‘now and then'[/quote]

    Obtuse? Well, that’s one angle to take.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    A very acute observation.

  • Paul Lukas | March 31, 2010 at 10:01 am |

    [quote comment=”383538″][quote comment=”383524″]I’m going to think he was attempting to be humorous with the “crowns” comment. No one could be that obtuse.

    Loved seeing all these, btw. I *loved* the MISL growing up. New York Arrows, Shep Messing — good stuff![/quote]

    “No one could be that obtuse”

    easy… when you receive and look over as much content per day as paul does, it’s probably easy for images, graphics, and symbols to run into each other every ‘now and then'[/quote]

    Pree-zackly. I was so focused on going thru all the team photos that I overlooked the obvious team name/logo explanation.

    Hey, it happens.

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 10:08 am |

    [quote comment=”383545″]Being from St. Louis and a huge soccer fan, I used to love going to Steamers’ games. They had a logo that seemed very unique at the time.

    http://upload.wikime...

    I still think of it as one of my favorite sporting logos.

    I moved away from the STL but it is my understanding that they restarted the Steamers for a few seasons.[/quote]

    Yep. They were playing about five years ago in a newer version of the MISL. They had added orange to their color scheme. They also added a woman to the roster, signing Lindsay Kennedy to play for them:
    http://lavacafe.com/...

    There was talk of the team making a reality TV show as well, but I don’t know if they actually did it. They folded, or went on hiatus or something. I hope they come back, because the third version of the MISL only has five teams:
    http://misl.net/

  • Bernard | March 31, 2010 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”383546″][quote comment=”383539″][quote comment=”383538″][quote comment=”383524″]I’m going to think he was attempting to be humorous with the “crowns” comment. No one could be that obtuse.

    Loved seeing all these, btw. I *loved* the MISL growing up. New York Arrows, Shep Messing — good stuff![/quote]

    “No one could be that obtuse”

    easy… when you receive and look over as much content per day as paul does, it’s probably easy for images, graphics, and symbols to run into each other every ‘now and then'[/quote]

    Obtuse? Well, that’s one angle to take.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    A very acute observation.[/quote]

    Right you are.

  • dgm | March 31, 2010 at 10:11 am |

    that thick logo-creep piping on the shoulders is a common thing in soccer – witness manchester united’s 1998 home shirt – http://www.mancheste...

    sorry – don’t know html.

  • dgm | March 31, 2010 at 10:12 am |

    maybe link didn’t work…
    new one –
    http://news.bbc.co.u...

  • JimWa | March 31, 2010 at 10:13 am |

    [quote comment=”383540″][quote comment=”383537″]Now don’t be dissing the bee. Stanley Sting was a classic mascot:
    http://farm4.static....

    And I should know:
    http://farm5.static....

    Yes….that is a 16 year old me. I have no idea why Stash has logo creep in the first pic. That wasn’t me, I can tell you!! The Sting, during a couple seasons in the MISL were sponsored by Patrick:
    http://www.americanm...

    …so we were wearing Patrick shoes while in the Stanley costume for a couple seasons. That’s the only time Stanley was shilling for the corporate man.[/quote]
    That’s awesome. I loved that li’l skimmer hat-wearin’ sonofagun. Best. Mascot. Ever. (At least for Chicago professional sports teams).[/quote]

    I don’t know if this is the best idea ever or the worst …

    Not that I WANT the Cubs to have a wandering mascot, but if the new ownership decided to go that route, how much fun would a goat be!?!?!?!

  • LI Phil | March 31, 2010 at 10:16 am |

    [quote comment=”383552″] how much fun would a goat be!?!?!?![/quote]

    indeed

  • Ricko | March 31, 2010 at 10:16 am |

    QUESTION…

    This was posted yesterday…
    http://www.chicagoti...

    Is he still the only MLB player ever to have his full birthday on the back of his jersey?

    —Ricko

  • JL | March 31, 2010 at 10:17 am |

    [quote comment=”383536″][quote comment=”383533″]Scott Friend found a photo of Bob Huggins on his high school hoops team. That’s him in the back row, No. 34. Looks like the team’s uni was heavily influenced by Marquette.

    I know Huggins played at Indian Valley High School, and that’s where his dad coached several years, so I’m trying to figure out why it looks pretty clear that the cheerleaders’ shirts say “TVS” in that photo…

    I’m not calling it a fake, because I’m about 99% sure the coach on the left is Bob Huggins’ dad, Charlie.[/quote]

    I don’t have the software to zoom like I’d like here, but I’m guessing that IVS. I think the white outline on the top part of the “I” give it a larger look and illusion of a possible “T”.[/quote]

    Yeah, that’s kind of what I was thinking too…but if it’s an “I” you’d think the outline would be the same at the bottom as it is at the top, so as not to give the look of a T.

    And upon further Googling, it appears at the time Bob Huggins was in high school the name was Indian Valley South, hence the IVS as opposed to IVHS (or apparently IVSHS?). Oh well, probably looking too far into it…slow day, what can T say?!?!? ;)

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 10:17 am |

    UW member Kellen Dargle’s dad Benny played in the MISL for both Cleveland teams, after he played in the NASL:
    http://www.nasljerse...

  • JTH | March 31, 2010 at 10:20 am |

    [quote comment=”383549″]Right you are.[/quote]
    OK, it’s your birthday so I’ll cut you some slack, but don’t push it.

  • DenverGregg | March 31, 2010 at 10:24 am |

    I always thought (well, at least since 1982) that the original Avalanche wordmark with its downhill slant really fit the team name well.

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 10:27 am |

    Okay, one more…

    Although I worked the Cleveland Force games, and although the Pittsburgh Spirit was my favorite team, my favorite player was Stan Stamenkovic of the Blast:
    http://www.nasljerse...

    Here’s some footage of him in the ’83 all-star game, when he was a member of the Memphis Americans. The final goal they show is just superb:
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Bernard | March 31, 2010 at 10:48 am |

    [quote comment=”383557″][quote comment=”383549″]Right you are.[/quote]
    OK, it’s your birthday so I’ll cut you some slack, but don’t push it.[/quote]

    Yeah, I kinda cringed when I hit “Say It!”

    One of my presents from the inimitable Jenny Sweet:

    http://www.nomas-nyc...

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | March 31, 2010 at 10:50 am |

    I used to hold season tickets for the Spirit. Great stuff those pictures brought back a great deal of memories. Paul Child was favorite player.

  • Kelly Rochfort | March 31, 2010 at 10:51 am |

    Never went to a Tacoma Stars game, but drove by the [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:T_Dome.JPG]Tacoma Dome[/url], home of the Stars, many times. Interesting that the dome uses a diamond motif also.

  • Kek | March 31, 2010 at 10:51 am |

    I lobster and never flounder.

  • Ry Co 40 | March 31, 2010 at 11:00 am |

    a big adidas and nike filled b-day to bernard & powers!

  • C Ward | March 31, 2010 at 11:04 am |

    All this MISL talk and not one mention of Tatu? Shameful.

    http://en.wikipedia....(soccer)

    Of course, the uni isn’t much compared to those in today’s entry.

    http://2.bp.blogspot...

  • Jet | March 31, 2010 at 11:07 am |

    QUOTE: “That’s the Central Arkansas baseball team, and I can’t decide if they suck or if they rock”

    From the knees down, they rock.

    From the waist up, they suck.

    -Jet

  • Dane | March 31, 2010 at 11:10 am |

    A story about the upcoming changes the Maple Leafs uniforms, posted just hours after the Leafs were eliminated from post-season contention.

    http://thestar.blogs...

  • Broadway Connie | March 31, 2010 at 11:10 am |

    [quote comment=”383528″][quote comment=”383527″]imo, the awesomeness of striped stirrups rises above the awfulness of purple.[/quote]

    i’d say the BFBS softball top is far more offensive than the lower body stylings

    even if you *loathe* purple, those rock[/quote]

    They rock.

  • Jet | March 31, 2010 at 11:14 am |

    Mike Brethauer – great childhood pic!! You clearly look like you “GOT IT” at that age!

    -Jet

  • Jet | March 31, 2010 at 11:17 am |

    [quote comment=”383567″]A story about the upcoming changes the Maple Leafs uniforms, posted just hours after the Leafs were eliminated from post-season contention.

    http://thestar.blogs...

    I love the opening line of the article:
    “The t-shirts disguised as Maple Leaf home and away uniforms are about to change.”

    and this:
    “The new jerseys won’t include dramatic changes, but will add some lines and piping to where none currently existed.”

    Exactly.

  • GK | March 31, 2010 at 11:22 am |

    Not exactly sports apparel, but thought I’d pass along these Life photos sportswriters at the 1948 Army/Navy game…

    http://www.acontinuo...

  • Fight | March 31, 2010 at 11:24 am |

    I’m sure someone will correct me if I am wrong; but I think the Cincinnati Kids were so named because Pete Rose was a co-owner. Remember Pete was a born and bred “Cincinnati Kid” (although the Charlie Hustle nickname is far more famous)

  • LI Phil | March 31, 2010 at 11:24 am |

    [quote comment=”383564″]a big adidas and nike filled b-day to bernard & powers![/quote]

    i know what matt will be eating tonight (sfw)

  • JTH | March 31, 2010 at 11:26 am |

    [quote comment=”383570″][quote comment=”383567″]A story about the upcoming changes the Maple Leafs uniforms, posted just hours after the Leafs were eliminated from post-season contention.

    http://thestar.blogs...

    I love the opening line of the article:
    “The t-shirts disguised as Maple Leaf home and away uniforms are about to change.”

    and this:
    “The new jerseys won’t include dramatic changes, but will add some lines and piping to where none currently existed.”

    Exactly.[/quote]
    Would it be too much to ask for them to get rid of that stupid font they use for the NOB and the 2-color numbers?

  • The Ghost of Ross Gload | March 31, 2010 at 11:27 am |

    When you go clicking around those MISL pages, check out the early KC Comets team photos, and note the names of the President and General Manager. The biggest sports management mega-honchos all get their start somewhere…and the Leiwiecke brothers did it by bringing the mirror ball/techno music/smoke & lasers introduction into professional sports via an indoor soccer team in Kansas City.

    (And no love for those early-80s Comets unis? Best in the league, IMO.)

  • Perry | March 31, 2010 at 11:29 am |

    Huggins’s high school was Gnadenhutten Indian Valley South — IVS.

    The have SEWING classes at BYU??? Man, the jokes just write themselves.

  • KT | March 31, 2010 at 11:29 am |

    [quote comment=”383530″]Wasn’t that Chicago Sting logo the same one that they used in their NASL days?[/quote]

    Yes.

    The Sting started in the NASL in 1975. During the 1982-83 winter, the NASL didn’t have an indoor season, so a few NASL teams played in the MISL temporarily. When the NASL went under, some went to the MISL full-time. The Sting stuck around until 1988.

  • Kellen Dargle | March 31, 2010 at 11:33 am |

    [quote comment=”383556″]UW member Kellen Dargle’s dad Benny played in the MISL for both Cleveland teams, after he played in the NASL:
    http://www.nasljerse...
    ‘Tis true. I’ve been regretting using my dad’s ’83 Seattle Sounders jersey as my membership card instead of the far more classic ’88 Cleveland Force. Today’s post makes me regret it even more.

  • Bernard | March 31, 2010 at 11:34 am |

    [quote comment=”383573″][quote comment=”383564″]a big adidas and nike filled b-day to bernard & powers![/quote]

    i know what matt will be eating tonight (sfw)[/quote]

    Not until he finishes his dinner:

    http://www.doubleche...

  • Pete | March 31, 2010 at 11:36 am |

    Awesome entry, as a kid there was absolutely nothing cooler than the pregame ritual at a Cleveland Force game – shut off the arena lights, cue the Empire theme music from Star Wars and send out a guy dressed up as Darth Vader to run around the field with his light saber. Awesome stuff, thanks for the throwback.

  • Ry Co 40 | March 31, 2010 at 11:37 am |

    [quote comment=”383579″][quote comment=”383573″][quote comment=”383564″]a big adidas and nike filled b-day to bernard & powers![/quote]

    i know what matt will be eating tonight (sfw)[/quote]

    Not until he finishes his dinner:

    http://www.doubleche...

    what about you, b-money?

    http://putitintheove...

  • KT | March 31, 2010 at 11:39 am |

    [quote comment=”383548″]There was talk of the team making a reality TV show as well, but I don’t know if they actually did it. They folded, or went on hiatus or something. I hope they come back, because the third version of the MISL only has five teams:
    http://misl.net/%5B/...

    They did do a reality show with the two owners. One of them was a piece of work. I’ve not seen it, but someone I know saw it and said it was [Barkley]turrible[/Barkley].

    The Steamers have actually had nearly as many lives as a cat. The quick rundown:

    The original Steamers played in the original MISL from 1979-1988. When they went under, the original MISL (by then the MSL) had a team in St. Louis called the Storm that did not survive the league’s folding.

    In 2000 and 2001, the reborn Steamers (playing in St. Charles) played in the World Indoor Soccer League. They were, ostensibly, part of the merger with the “new” MISL (formerly the NPSL, nee the AISA), but took a year off before coming back in 2003-2004. They were done and dusted in the summer of 2004 before they were rescued by new owners who spent a boatload of money trying to market the team as a cool, adult, edgy thing to do rather than a soccer family thing to do. They lasted two seasons and their final gasp was losing the 2006 championship game in overtime to Baltimore.

    There was talk that Dave Checketts would revive them as a date-filler at whatever the arena is called now, but it hasn’t happened and it’s unlikely.

    I actually have one of those orange Steamer jerseys from 2004-2005. I worked radio in the league that year and bought a jersey from each of the teams when we’d go to their arena.

    That was the end of the Steamers.

  • Jet | March 31, 2010 at 11:43 am |

    [quote comment=”383574″][quote comment=”383570″][quote comment=”383567″]

    Would it be too much to ask for them to get rid of that stupid font they use for the NOB and the 2-color numbers?[/quote]

    A perfectly reasonable request. Both features have gotta go.

    -Jet

  • KT | March 31, 2010 at 11:44 am |

    [quote comment=”383580″]Awesome entry, as a kid there was absolutely nothing cooler than the pregame ritual at a Cleveland Force game – shut off the arena lights, cue the Empire theme music from Star Wars and send out a guy dressed up as Darth Vader to run around the field with his light saber. Awesome stuff, thanks for the throwback.[/quote]

    As you might suspect, George Lucas did not think it was quite as cool as you did.

  • kj | March 31, 2010 at 11:48 am |

    [quote comment=”383542″]maybe we’ll get lucky when there are more people with the throwback brewers plate maybe the team will realize it’s time to switch back[/quote]
    Or, maybe, realize the ball-in-glove is a miserably generic and terrible logo and give up the retro lust.

  • Adam | March 31, 2010 at 11:50 am |

    Two teams from Cleveland? Haha, that city probably could’nt win a championship even with two teams.

  • KT | March 31, 2010 at 11:51 am |
  • Nate in the PDX | March 31, 2010 at 11:52 am |

    For what it’s worth, I picked up a variety of over-the-calf striped socks from SkaterSocks (linked in the Ticker) for basketball, and they’ve been a hit. Made in the US of A, too, which is nice.

    Sadly, they don’t make me run faster or jump higher, but that’s not the point… it’s about the stripes…

  • KT | March 31, 2010 at 11:54 am |

    They’ve released the MLS All-Star Game logo. The game will be played in Houston this summer, reportedly against Manchester United.

  • Ry Co 40 | March 31, 2010 at 11:54 am |

    [quote comment=”383585″][quote comment=”383542″]maybe we’ll get lucky when there are more people with the throwback brewers plate maybe the team will realize it’s time to switch back[/quote]
    Or, maybe, realize the ball-in-glove is a miserably generic and terrible logo and give up the retro lust.[/quote]

    my goodness…

  • Rick | March 31, 2010 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”383531″]Who cares if she wears a Compton cap? she could wear an NWA hat if she can sew, etc. etc.[/quote]

    Looks like Helen Keller did that sewing….no offense of course…

  • Kyle | March 31, 2010 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”383586″]Two teams from Cleveland? Haha, that city probably could’nt win a championship even with two teams.[/quote]

    The Crunch replaced the Force which had ownership issued. I also remember there was a lawsuit, or threat of a lawsuit because the Force’s mascot was Darth Vadar and the Farce was named after Star Wars. Before the gaem Darth Vadar would be on the field during the player intros with a light saber as the place was dark.

    And regarding your snarky comment about them not winning a championship, they won the championship three times in 1993-94, 1995-96 NPSL and 1998-99 NPSL Champions.

  • concealed78 | March 31, 2010 at 12:00 pm |

    I was just thinking about that sock website yesterday (being that I’d prefer striped socks over stirrups if a push came to a shove). Cool idea, but there’s like 7 styles I want but @ 3-pairs each, it gets too pricey way too fast.

  • Jeremy | March 31, 2010 at 12:04 pm |

    Nice Sweater! – not sure when the picture’s from- but this was posted in a blog yesterday about Jerome Allen http://www.philly.co...

  • Brendan | March 31, 2010 at 12:07 pm |

    Cool footage from Ryan’s last start in Cleveland. My dad and I drove up from Pittsburgh for that game after hearing on Sunday morning that he was pitching.

    We didn’t get into the game until about the 3rd inning due to a huge walkup crowd. 60,000 in attendance that day.

    Municipal gets put down by people, but that stadium had its charms.

  • LI Phil | March 31, 2010 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”383586″]Two teams from Cleveland? Haha, that city probably could’nt win a championship even with two teams.[/quote]

    and that was necessary because…

  • Kek | March 31, 2010 at 12:13 pm |

    [quote comment=”383591″][quote comment=”383531″]Who cares if she wears a Compton cap? she could wear an NWA hat if she can sew, etc. etc.[/quote]

    Looks like Helen Keller did that sewing….no offense of course…[/quote]
    of course not, i mean, you just commented that it looks like a blind person sewed the jersey, i can’t see HOW anyone in their right mind would take that as offensive!!! Hey RyCo and Bernard, this is a Ricky Bobby situation.

    I said no disrespect. I said no disrespect.

    LOL!

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 12:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”383592″][quote comment=”383586″]Two teams from Cleveland? Haha, that city probably could’nt win a championship even with two teams.[/quote]

    The Crunch replaced the Force which had ownership issued. I also remember there was a lawsuit, or threat of a lawsuit because the Force’s mascot was Darth Vadar and the Farce was named after Star Wars. Before the gaem Darth Vadar would be on the field during the player intros with a light saber as the place was dark.

    And regarding your snarky comment about them not winning a championship, they won the championship three times in 1993-94, 1995-96 NPSL and 1998-99 NPSL Champions.[/quote]

    It’s true:
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • Kyle | March 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”383596″][quote comment=”383586″]Two teams from Cleveland? Haha, that city probably could’nt win a championship even with two teams.[/quote]

    and that was necessary because…[/quote]

    especially since they won 3 championships

  • JTH | March 31, 2010 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”383597″][quote comment=”383591″][quote comment=”383531″]Who cares if she wears a Compton cap? she could wear an NWA hat if she can sew, etc. etc.[/quote]

    Looks like Helen Keller did that sewing….no offense of course…[/quote]
    of course not, i mean, you just commented that it looks like a blind person sewed the jersey, i can’t see HOW anyone in their right mind would take that as offensive!!!

    Hey RyCo and Bernard, this is a Ricky Bobby situation.

    I said no disrespect. I said no disrespect.

    LOL![/quote]
    Dude, you took that totally wrong. He meant no disrespect to Helen Keller.

  • JTH | March 31, 2010 at 12:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”383600″][quote comment=”383597″][quote comment=”383591″][quote comment=”383531″]Who cares if she wears a Compton cap? she could wear an NWA hat if she can sew, etc. etc.[/quote]

    Looks like Helen Keller did that sewing….no offense of course…[/quote]
    of course not, i mean, you just commented that it looks like a blind person sewed the jersey, i can’t see HOW anyone in their right mind would take that as offensive!!!

    Hey RyCo and Bernard, this is a Ricky Bobby situation.

    I said no disrespect. I said no disrespect.

    LOL![/quote]
    Dude, you took that totally wrong. He meant no disrespect to Helen Keller.[/quote]
    Crap. Now it looks like I’m ripping on the girl who did the sewing — not my intent

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”383595″]Cool footage from Ryan’s last start in Cleveland. My dad and I drove up from Pittsburgh for that game after hearing on Sunday morning that he was pitching.

    We didn’t get into the game until about the 3rd inning due to a huge walkup crowd. 60,000 in attendance that day.

    Municipal gets put down by people, but that stadium had its charms.[/quote]

    Not an Indians fan, but I liked Municipal Stadium. It never felt like a dump to me. I especially liked that you could (almost) always get a ticket even at the last minute.

    Last time I saw Nolan Ryan pitch there (forget which year), I was sitting along the right field fence. In the fifth or sixth inning I put a dollar on the railing and told my brother and friend, “He’s pitching a no-hitter tonight.” They took the bet. After 8 and 2/3 innings, they took my dollar when the Tribe finally got a hit.

    Saw the ’81 All Star Game there, which was very cool. First time I ever ate ballpark mustard on my hot dog.

  • Dwayne | March 31, 2010 at 12:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”383572″]I’m sure someone will correct me if I am wrong; but I think the Cincinnati Kids were so named because Pete Rose was a co-owner. Remember Pete was a born and bred “Cincinnati Kid” (although the Charlie Hustle nickname is far more famous)[/quote]

    No, you are correct. Pete Rose was one of the owners. I was at Opening Night.

    And, (I can’t believe that nobody else got this movie tie-in, a la “The Sting’), the 1965 Steve McQueen-Ann Margaret movie “The Cincinnati Kid”.

  • Jeremy | March 31, 2010 at 12:40 pm |

    Scott Friend found a photo of Bob Huggins on his high school hoops team. That’s him in the back row, No. 34. Looks like the team’s uni was heavily influenced by Marquette

    Izzo and Marriucci’s high school team also had Marquette inspired unis- and some cool striped stirrups (apparently shoes were optional). http://www.stumbleup...

  • Steve | March 31, 2010 at 12:42 pm |

    Remember this guy was mentioned on UniWatch?

    http://www.nypost.co...

  • Tsuji | March 31, 2010 at 12:52 pm |

    The reason so many of the early MISL jerseys looked like short sleeve polo shirts with long sleeves sewed on is because essentially that’s what they were. I can’t recall where I read it but I remember reading that when the jerseys were manufactured someone forgot to tell the manufacturer that they were supposed to be long-sleeved, so they made them all short-sleeved, like most outdoor soccer jerseys. By the time someone realized the error it was too late (and too costly) to scrap them for new long-sleeved jerseys, so they simply stitched longer sleeves on to the existing shirts.

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 12:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”383565″]All this MISL talk and not one mention of Tatu? Shameful.

    http://en.wikipedia....(soccer)

    Of course, the uni isn’t much compared to those in today’s entry.

    http://2.bp.blogspot...

    He wore a checkerboard-type jersey when the Sidekicks won the title in ’87.
    http://i29.photobuck...
    Normally, this is how you saw him, though,
    http://i29.photobuck...
    because every time he scored a goal he threw his jersey into the crowd.

    These photos, by the way, came from the BigSoccer site:
    http://www.bigsoccer...

  • JTH | March 31, 2010 at 12:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”383604″]Scott Friend found a photo of Bob Huggins on his high school hoops team. That’s him in the back row, No. 34. Looks like the team’s uni was heavily influenced by Marquette

    Izzo and Marriucci’s high school team also had Marquette inspired unis- and some cool striped stirrups (apparently shoes were optional).

    http://www.stumbleup...
    And if I’m not mistaken, that school is in Marquette County, Michigan.

  • KT | March 31, 2010 at 12:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”383606″]The reason so many of the early MISL jerseys looked like short sleeve polo shirts with long sleeves sewed on is because essentially that’s what they were. I can’t recall where I read it but I remember reading that when the jerseys were manufactured someone forgot to tell the manufacturer that they were supposed to be long-sleeved, so they made them all short-sleeved, like most outdoor soccer jerseys. By the time someone realized the error it was too late (and too costly) to scrap them for new long-sleeved jerseys, so they simply stitched longer sleeves on to the existing shirts.[/quote]

    And because, unlike the rest of the world, our outdoor soccer leagues had traditionally played in the summer (to utilize players from overseas “on loan,”), the short-sleeve jersey was all you had on these shores until the MISL.

    Also, many indoor soccer teams shared arenas with hockey teams, and the ice would be below the turf, making things a bit chilly. So long sleeves were big in the original MISL (and often since).

    Now MLS teams have long-sleeve options that they use early and late in the season (which now stretches from March to November including playoffs). But back in the NASL days? I don’t recall any long sleeves. The Rowdies would have looked awesome with the green and gold hoops on long sleeves, but (being from Florida), they never had a long-sleeve option. Not even for indoor.

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 12:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”383603″][quote comment=”383572″]I’m sure someone will correct me if I am wrong; but I think the Cincinnati Kids were so named because Pete Rose was a co-owner. Remember Pete was a born and bred “Cincinnati Kid” (although the Charlie Hustle nickname is far more famous)[/quote]

    No, you are correct. Pete Rose was one of the owners. I was at Opening Night.[/quote]

    Where Pete kicked out the first ball:
    http://i142.photobuc...
    (also from the BigSoccer site)

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 1:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”383607″][quote comment=”383565″]All this MISL talk and not one mention of Tatu? Shameful.

    http://en.wikipedia....(soccer)

    Of course, the uni isn’t much compared to those in today’s entry.

    http://2.bp.blogspot...

    He wore a checkerboard-type jersey when the Sidekicks won the title in ’87.
    http://i29.photobuck...
    Normally, this is how you saw him, though,
    http://i29.photobuck...
    because every time he scored a goal he threw his jersey into the crowd.

    These photos, by the way, came from the BigSoccer site:
    http://www.bigsoccer...

    Oh, and this is the wiki entry you were looking for:
    http://en.wikipedia....

  • Ricko | March 31, 2010 at 1:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”383603″][quote comment=”383572″]I’m sure someone will correct me if I am wrong; but I think the Cincinnati Kids were so named because Pete Rose was a co-owner. Remember Pete was a born and bred “Cincinnati Kid” (although the Charlie Hustle nickname is far more famous)[/quote]

    No, you are correct. Pete Rose was one of the owners. I was at Opening Night.

    And, (I can’t believe that nobody else got this movie tie-in, a la “The Sting’), the 1965 Steve McQueen-Ann Margaret movie “The Cincinnati Kid”.[/quote]

    Was wondering how long it would take before someone introduced that bit of history/reality. Thanks.

    Like the Buffalo Bills in that the entire name, including the city name, actually is the nickname. Or at least the city is what makes the nickname make sense

    Coulda been worse, the Minnesota entry could have borrowed from THE HUSTLER and been the “Minnesota Fatses”.

    —Ricko

  • Jonathan Featsent | March 31, 2010 at 1:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”383541″]Baltimore fans, can anyone solve this uni-mystery?

    The ’83-’84 Blast team picture shows them wearing Nike-made jerseys: http://www.nasljerse...

    There are action shots, too: http://www.nasljerse...

    But how long did they actually wear those? I ask because by the end of that season, they were wearing these Umbro unis: http://www.nasljerse...
    That picture is from the SI article about the Blast’s ’83-’84 championship.[/quote]

    The Blast switched jerseys mid-season in ’83-’84, I think around January or February. Yea, I thought it was a bit strange with the two different manufacturers (Nike then Umbro). But IMO, the Umbro ones were way better than the Nike ones. The Umbro ones were reminicent of the classic Blast Shez jerseys.

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”383614″][quote comment=”383541″]Baltimore fans, can anyone solve this uni-mystery?

    The ’83-’84 Blast team picture shows them wearing Nike-made jerseys: http://www.nasljerse...

    There are action shots, too: http://www.nasljerse...

    But how long did they actually wear those? I ask because by the end of that season, they were wearing these Umbro unis: http://www.nasljerse...
    That picture is from the SI article about the Blast’s ’83-’84 championship.[/quote]

    The Blast switched jerseys mid-season in ’83-’84, I think around January or February. Yea, I thought it was a bit strange with the two different manufacturers (Nike then Umbro). But IMO, the Umbro ones were way better than the Nike ones. The Umbro ones were reminicent of the classic Blast Shez jerseys.[/quote]

    Thanks! Mystery solved.

    Yeah, I liked the Umbros better.

    Although that Nike jersey looked good on the Phoenix Pride http://www.nasljerse... and the Las Vegas Americans:
    http://www.nasljerse...
    http://www.nasljerse...

  • JimWa | March 31, 2010 at 1:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”383610″][quote comment=”383603″][quote comment=”383572″]I’m sure someone will correct me if I am wrong; but I think the Cincinnati Kids were so named because Pete Rose was a co-owner. Remember Pete was a born and bred “Cincinnati Kid” (although the Charlie Hustle nickname is far more famous)[/quote]

    No, you are correct. Pete Rose was one of the owners. I was at Opening Night.[/quote]

    Where Pete kicked out the first ball:
    http://i142.photobuc...
    (also from the BigSoccer site)[/quote]

    Pete Rose? Looks like he might have lost a bet and had to allow Lou Ferrigno take his place that day.

    http://www.drwill.co...

  • Ricko | March 31, 2010 at 1:36 pm |

    I remember when Pete Rose signed with the Phillies, his wife asked a reporter, “Do they have K-Marts in Philadelphia?”

    —Ricko

  • Bill G | March 31, 2010 at 1:45 pm |

    Ah…memories of the Pittsburgh Spirit. I did a self-portrait of myself for school once in a yellow Spirit shirt with black pins. It’d be nice if the Penguins/PSEA would bring indoor soccer and/or indoor lacrosse back.

  • Christopher | March 31, 2010 at 1:48 pm |

    …And New Orleans Saints license plates will be available in Louisiana:

    http://www.nola.com/...

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 1:49 pm |

    [quote comment=”383618″]Ah…memories of the Pittsburgh Spirit. I did a self-portrait of myself for school once in a yellow Spirit shirt with black pins. It’d be nice if the Penguins/PSEA would bring indoor soccer and/or indoor lacrosse back.[/quote]

    This one?
    http://farm4.static....
    My 2nd favorite for them, next to the ’83-’84 jersey.

  • rpm | March 31, 2010 at 2:02 pm |

    loved the cleveland stadium video, really took me back, especially that walk up the ramp for some reason. and i was at that game too, drove much of the night to get there, took a quick nap by the free stamp before my friends got there with the refreshments. i remember bob hope forgot the words to the song he was singing after the game too.

  • Thomas Clark | March 31, 2010 at 2:06 pm |

    Phil,

    I’m not sure I’d call Central Arkansas’ black tops BFBS. While their primary color is purple it seems to me that their two secondary colors are silver (gray?) and black. Their logo has a ton of black as a secondary accent. While most teams appear to run Purple primary the tennis and volleyball teams are black dominate it seems. While the men’s soccer program runs gray/black.

    BFBS to me is Duke or Apu’s favorite squadron, the NY Mets where black is essentially nothing in regards to the school. At least Central Arkansas has a lot of it in their logo.

  • marc | March 31, 2010 at 2:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”383596″][quote comment=”383586″]Two teams from Cleveland? Haha, that city probably could’nt win a championship even with two teams.[/quote]

    and that was necessary because…[/quote]

    thanks for the cleveland-love, phil!

    [quote comment=”383602″]Saw the ’81 All Star Game there, which was very cool. First time I ever ate ballpark mustard on my hot dog.[/quote]

    i knew i could count on jimV to say “ballpark mustard” instead of the oft-used misnomer “stadium mustard.” good job!

  • marc | March 31, 2010 at 2:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”383619″]…And New Orleans Saints license plates will be available in Louisiana:

    http://www.nola.com/...

    even tho i’m in cleveland, i just saw one of these on my lunch break.

  • JTH | March 31, 2010 at 2:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”383622″]Phil,

    I’m not sure I’d call Central Arkansas’ black tops BFBS. While their primary color is purple it seems to me that their two secondary colors are silver (gray?) and black. Their logo has a ton of black as a secondary accent. While most teams appear to run Purple primary the tennis and volleyball teams are black dominate it seems. While the men’s soccer program runs gray/black.

    BFBS to me is Duke or Apu’s favorite squadron, the NY Mets where black is essentially nothing in regards to the school. At least Central Arkansas has a lot of it in their logo.[/quote]
    So by that logic, if the Blackhawks decided to wear green jerseys for the playoffs, it would be perfectly acceptable as there is a fair amount of green in their logos?

  • Dante | March 31, 2010 at 2:43 pm |

    You know, that tube sock site has me wondering. Where can one find old style basketball shorts. You know, the ones with a small hem. Can’t say I really care for the capri pants that serve as basketball shorts nowadays.

  • Dane | March 31, 2010 at 2:44 pm |

    The jerseys are so wrong, but the location is so right:

    http://hphotos-snc3....

  • JTH | March 31, 2010 at 2:46 pm |

    [quote comment=”383626″]You know, that tube sock site has me wondering. Where can one find old style basketball shorts. You know, the ones with a small hem. Can’t say I really care for the capri pants that serve as basketball shorts nowadays.[/quote]
    Jim Vilk’s closet

  • Bernard | March 31, 2010 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”383628″][quote comment=”383626″]You know, that tube sock site has me wondering. Where can one find old style basketball shorts. You know, the ones with a small hem. Can’t say I really care for the capri pants that serve as basketball shorts nowadays.[/quote]
    Jim Vilk’s closet[/quote]

    Or the women’s section of your local American Apparel.

  • LI Phil | March 31, 2010 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”383622″]Phil,

    I’m not sure I’d call Central Arkansas’ black tops BFBS. While their primary color is purple it seems to me that their two secondary colors are silver (gray?) and black. Their logo has a ton of black as a secondary accent. While most teams appear to run Purple primary the tennis and volleyball teams are black dominate it seems. While the men’s soccer program runs gray/black.

    BFBS to me is Duke or Apu’s favorite squadron, the NY Mets where black is essentially nothing in regards to the school. At least Central Arkansas has a lot of it in their logo.[/quote]

    if you check the school colors listed here, they are “purple, gray”

    so to my mind, that’s BFBS

  • Kek | March 31, 2010 at 3:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”383620″][quote comment=”383618″]Ah…memories of the Pittsburgh Spirit. I did a self-portrait of myself for school once in a yellow Spirit shirt with black pins. It’d be nice if the Penguins/PSEA would bring indoor soccer and/or indoor lacrosse back.[/quote]

    This one?
    http://farm4.static....
    My 2nd favorite for them, next to the ’83-’84 jersey.[/quote]
    that’s a great job of sleeve holding by yours truly with the assist!

  • JTH | March 31, 2010 at 3:03 pm |

    [quote comment=”383630″][quote comment=”383622″]Phil,

    I’m not sure I’d call Central Arkansas’ black tops BFBS. While their primary color is purple it seems to me that their two secondary colors are silver (gray?) and black. Their logo has a ton of black as a secondary accent. While most teams appear to run Purple primary the tennis and volleyball teams are black dominate it seems. While the men’s soccer program runs gray/black.

    BFBS to me is Duke or Apu’s favorite squadron, the NY Mets where black is essentially nothing in regards to the school. At least Central Arkansas has a lot of it in their logo.[/quote]

    if you check the school colors listed here, they are “purple, gray”

    so to my mind, that’s BFBS[/quote]
    The women’s teams are called the Sugar Bears? That is absolutely brilliant.

  • JTH | March 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”383631″][quote comment=”383620″][quote comment=”383618″]Ah…memories of the Pittsburgh Spirit. I did a self-portrait of myself for school once in a yellow Spirit shirt with black pins. It’d be nice if the Penguins/PSEA would bring indoor soccer and/or indoor lacrosse back.[/quote]

    This one?
    http://farm4.static....
    My 2nd favorite for them, next to the ’83-’84 jersey.[/quote]
    that’s a great job of sleeve holding by yours truly with the assist![/quote]
    I can’t quite tell. Is, uh, this the logo on your shirt?

    Thank you and good night.

  • LI Phil | March 31, 2010 at 3:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”383633″]

    Thank you and good night.[/quote]

    (fixed)

  • Bernard | March 31, 2010 at 3:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”383633″][quote comment=”383631″][quote comment=”383620″][quote comment=”383618″]Ah…memories of the Pittsburgh Spirit. I did a self-portrait of myself for school once in a yellow Spirit shirt with black pins. It’d be nice if the Penguins/PSEA would bring indoor soccer and/or indoor lacrosse back.[/quote]

    This one?
    http://farm4.static....
    My 2nd favorite for them, next to the ’83-’84 jersey.[/quote]
    that’s a great job of sleeve holding by yours truly with the assist![/quote]
    I can’t quite tell. Is, uh, this the logo on your shirt?

    Thank you and good night.[/quote]

    That’s phenomenal.

  • Andy | March 31, 2010 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”383629″][quote comment=”383628″][quote comment=”383626″]You know, that tube sock site has me wondering. Where can one find old style basketball shorts. You know, the ones with a small hem. Can’t say I really care for the capri pants that serve as basketball shorts nowadays.[/quote]
    Jim Vilk’s closet[/quote]

    Or the women’s section of your local American Apparel.[/quote]

    Or the men’s section of you local American Apparel.

    Anyway, just dropping by to fuel the flag code fire.

  • Ry Co 40 | March 31, 2010 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”383635″][quote comment=”383633″][quote comment=”383631″][quote comment=”383620″][quote comment=”383618″]Ah…memories of the Pittsburgh Spirit. I did a self-portrait of myself for school once in a yellow Spirit shirt with black pins. It’d be nice if the Penguins/PSEA would bring indoor soccer and/or indoor lacrosse back.[/quote]

    This one?
    http://farm4.static....
    My 2nd favorite for them, next to the ’83-’84 jersey.[/quote]
    that’s a great job of sleeve holding by yours truly with the assist![/quote]
    I can’t quite tell. Is, uh, this the logo on your shirt?

    Thank you and good night.[/quote]

    That’s phenomenal.[/quote]

    LOL… amazing!

  • marc | March 31, 2010 at 3:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”383633″]Is, uh, this the logo on your shirt?[/quote]

    LOL

  • Ry Co 40 | March 31, 2010 at 3:29 pm |

    i guess this doesn’t count as a pittsburgh pirates plate:

    http://www.platehut....

  • LI Phil | March 31, 2010 at 3:32 pm |

    [quote comment=”383639″]i guess this doesn’t count as a pittsburgh pirates plate:

    http://www.platehut....

    no, but they have a better record

  • marc | March 31, 2010 at 3:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”383640″]no, but they have a better record[/quote]

  • Matthew Robins | March 31, 2010 at 3:38 pm |

    Oh, Blackhawks… http://www.secondcit...

  • rpm | March 31, 2010 at 3:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”383623″][quote comment=”383596″][quote comment=”383586″]Two teams from Cleveland? Haha, that city probably could’nt win a championship even with two teams.[/quote]

    and that was necessary because…[/quote]

    thanks for the cleveland-love, phil!

    [quote comment=”383602″]Saw the ’81 All Star Game there, which was very cool. First time I ever ate ballpark mustard on my hot dog.[/quote]

    i knew i could count on jimV to say “ballpark mustard” instead of the oft-used misnomer “stadium mustard.” good job![/quote]

    yes “ball park” is the original, but it is not always a misnomer to say “stadium”, it depends on the era, the stadium, etc. do you remember the protest when for a couple days there was yellow mustard at CS? i forget the year, i remember we had more people outside the stadium protesting then were in watching that miserable team. my personal favourite moments in CS…
    1)playing hacky sack with “cotton” candiotti, rich yett, ernie camacho, ken schrom, and some other pitching greats on a ramp during a rain delay before the game, eventually it was cancelled. they still had their cleats on!
    2)jose canseco giving me the finger the inning before he took that ball off the noggin’. we always sat in right, and didn’t usually heckle, but for whatever reason that day we did.
    3)the guy who sold “uncle larry” shirts, and “big balloons” after the games in the late 80’s. who wants to buy a larry fine tshirt, or a big yellow balloon with squiggles that won’t even fit in the car after another tribe L? but that dude was there every game.

  • Ry Co 40 | March 31, 2010 at 3:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”383640″][quote comment=”383639″]i guess this doesn’t count as a pittsburgh pirates plate:

    http://www.platehut....

    no, but they have a better record[/quote]

    well, much better organization and way better personnel will do that

  • Kek | March 31, 2010 at 3:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”383633″][quote comment=”383631″][quote comment=”383620″][quote comment=”383618″]Ah…memories of the Pittsburgh Spirit. I did a self-portrait of myself for school once in a yellow Spirit shirt with black pins. It’d be nice if the Penguins/PSEA would bring indoor soccer and/or indoor lacrosse back.[/quote]

    This one?
    http://farm4.static....
    My 2nd favorite for them, next to the ’83-’84 jersey.[/quote]
    that’s a great job of sleeve holding by yours truly with the assist![/quote]
    I can’t quite tell. Is, uh, this the logo on your shirt?

    Thank you and good night.[/quote]
    HA! Yes, that’s it! (sort of)

  • marc | March 31, 2010 at 3:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”383643″]my personal favourite moments in CS…
    1)playing hacky sack with “cotton” candiotti, rich yett, ernie camacho, ken schrom, and some other pitching greats on a ramp during a rain delay before the game, eventually it was cancelled. they still had their cleats on![/quote]

    did camacho get it anywhere near where it was supposed to go? he sure as hell couldn’t do it with a baseball.

  • marc | March 31, 2010 at 4:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”383643″]2)jose canseco giving me the finger the inning before he took that ball off the noggin’.[/quote]

    i had just recently moved to chicago and that day my roommate’s brother left this message on our answering machine: “make sure you watch sportscenter tonight!!!” every time i see that clip, i’m immediately back in my crappy apartment laughing hysterically at a douchebag’s comeuppance.

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”383629″][quote comment=”383628″][quote comment=”383626″]You know, that tube sock site has me wondering. Where can one find old style basketball shorts. You know, the ones with a small hem. Can’t say I really care for the capri pants that serve as basketball shorts nowadays.[/quote]
    Jim Vilk’s closet[/quote]

    Or the women’s section of your local American Apparel.[/quote]

    Yeah, either or…

  • rpm | March 31, 2010 at 4:15 pm |

    [quote comment=”383647″][quote comment=”383643″]2)jose canseco giving me the finger the inning before he took that ball off the noggin’.[/quote]

    i had just recently moved to chicago and that day my roommate’s brother left this message on our answering machine: “make sure you watch sportscenter tonight!!!” every time i see that clip, i’m immediately back in my crappy apartment laughing hysterically at a douchebag’s comeuppance.[/quote]

    if we were giving him the roofus goofus before that happened, just imagine how much we let him have it after! best random drive for a random game from columbus call ever. ranks up there with seeing eddie murray’s 500th in camden.

    camacho was pretty good actually. i should clarify, at the hack. just imagine them all in cleats on a ramp trying to kick that thing. it’s a miracle nobody got injured. or maybe a shame, tough call. but i was walking by, and asked to join them and they let me. couldn’t have been a thousand people in the park, the rain~out was so predestined.

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 4:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”383631″][quote comment=”383620″][quote comment=”383618″]Ah…memories of the Pittsburgh Spirit. I did a self-portrait of myself for school once in a yellow Spirit shirt with black pins. It’d be nice if the Penguins/PSEA would bring indoor soccer and/or indoor lacrosse back.[/quote]

    This one?
    http://farm4.static....
    My 2nd favorite for them, next to the ’83-’84 jersey.[/quote]
    that’s a great job of sleeve holding by yours truly with the assist![/quote]

    Should have had you hold my Spirit drinking cup while I got up to go potty. Can’t believe the bartender threw it away, then acted all incredulous when I had him go through his trash to find it.

  • NickW | March 31, 2010 at 4:30 pm |

    Favorite St. Louis Steamers/Storm player was definitely their keeper Slobo Ilijevski. Fantastic name too. I got to take lessons from him at one point growing up. He passed away a year or so ago. All this MISL stuff definitely brings back some good childhood memories.

  • Kek | March 31, 2010 at 4:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”383650″][quote comment=”383631″][quote comment=”383620″][quote comment=”383618″]Ah…memories of the Pittsburgh Spirit. I did a self-portrait of myself for school once in a yellow Spirit shirt with black pins. It’d be nice if the Penguins/PSEA would bring indoor soccer and/or indoor lacrosse back.[/quote]

    This one?
    http://farm4.static....
    My 2nd favorite for them, next to the ’83-’84 jersey.[/quote]
    that’s a great job of sleeve holding by yours truly with the assist![/quote]

    Should have had you hold my Spirit drinking cup while I got up to go potty. Can’t believe the bartender threw it away, then acted all incredulous when I had him go through his trash to find it.[/quote]
    That was the dumbest thing ever, I can’t believe that guy did that, there was nothing even remotely close that looked like that cup as far as what they were serving beer!

  • Bill G | March 31, 2010 at 4:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”383620″][quote comment=”383618″]Ah…memories of the Pittsburgh Spirit. I did a self-portrait of myself for school once in a yellow Spirit shirt with black pins. It’d be nice if the Penguins/PSEA would bring indoor soccer and/or indoor lacrosse back.[/quote]

    This one?
    http://farm4.static....
    My 2nd favorite for them, next to the ’83-’84 jersey.[/quote]
    Yes it is, Jim.

  • Johnny O | March 31, 2010 at 5:22 pm |

    With the golf season in full swing (pun intended), my UW reading has been slacking, so I apologize in advance if this has been mentioned. But, is seeing the announcement of the Packers pre-season opponents, the Browns are using what seems to be a different logo:
    http://www.packers.c...

    Is that a new logo for the Browns, or is my lack of watching Ohio football that apparent?

  • Johnny O | March 31, 2010 at 5:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”383654″]With the golf season in full swing (pun intended), my UW reading has been slacking, so I apologize in advance if this has been mentioned. But, is seeing the announcement of the Packers pre-season opponents, the Browns are using what seems to be a different logo:
    http://www.packers.c...

    Is that a new logo for the Browns, or is my lack of watching Ohio football that apparent?[/quote]

    Imagine what a little research on the interweb will do for you. I did find out they used that logo from 2003-2004 as an Alt. logo, so are they bringing it back? Or is that just what the Packers decided to throw up on the web site?

  • JimWa | March 31, 2010 at 5:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”383655″][quote comment=”383654″]With the golf season in full swing (pun intended), my UW reading has been slacking, so I apologize in advance if this has been mentioned. But, is seeing the announcement of the Packers pre-season opponents, the Browns are using what seems to be a different logo:
    http://www.packers.c...

    Is that a new logo for the Browns, or is my lack of watching Ohio football that apparent?[/quote]

    Imagine what a little research on the interweb will do for you. I did find out they used that logo from 2003-2004 as an Alt. logo, so are they bringing it back? Or is that just what the Packers decided to throw up on the web site?[/quote]

    Hey … I kinda like that new “NFL Preseason” logo. It’d be nice if they’d standardize ALL the NFL logos (you know, preseason, wildcard, draft, Halloween, etc.) so they all followed that format.

  • Chris | March 31, 2010 at 5:34 pm |

    A Yahoo! blog about the NBA’s newest fashion trend, low tops.

    http://sports.yahoo....

  • JimWa | March 31, 2010 at 5:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”383657″]A Yahoo! blog about the NBA’s newest fashion trend, low tops.

    http://sports.yahoo....

    On the link describing Kobe’s new shoes:

    “Kobe tells us about the inspiration he got from Bad-Spiderman …”

    Well, all-righty then.

  • Brian | March 31, 2010 at 5:48 pm |

    are you sure the “ticking stripes” aren’t just the admiral logo repeated? they made jerseys like that, and i’d assume you hate that style more than the three stripes…

  • Thomas Clark | March 31, 2010 at 5:52 pm |

    Phil,

    That website you linked, I’m not sure I’d trust their info (not saying it is or isn’t right in this case), they have my alma mater’s nickname listed as the “Northmen” which we haven’t been for over 20 years. They also have the enrollment absurdly wrong, we’ve never topped 2,200 students, let alone nearly 3,700.

  • LI Phil | March 31, 2010 at 5:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”383660″]Phil,

    That website you linked, I’m not sure I’d trust their info (not saying it is or isn’t right in this case), they have my alma mater’s nickname listed as the “Northmen” which we haven’t been for over 20 years. They also have the enrollment absurdly wrong, we’ve never topped 2,200 students, let alone nearly 3,700.[/quote]

    would you trust wiki?

    just google central arkansas school colors

    you’ll find they pretty much all say “purple & gray”

  • Michael James | March 31, 2010 at 5:58 pm |

    http://farm2.static....

    My card was in honor of the 1991-92 NPSL Milwaukee Wave.

    That’s right, the same Wave that wears these horrible uniforms this year. http://media.jsonlin...

    http://www.westallis...

  • Patrick in MI | March 31, 2010 at 6:16 pm |

    I get a weekly email about estate sales in my area. When I saw this listing, I had to share the photos with Paul and the rest of the UW community. Anyone have info on this mini-bowling alley?

    http://www.iluvantiq...

    http://www.iluvantiq...

    http://www.iluvantiq...

    http://www.iluvantiq...

  • Chik Pattie | March 31, 2010 at 6:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”383651″]Favorite St. Louis Steamers/Storm player was definitely their keeper Slobo Ilijevski. Fantastic name too. I got to take lessons from him at one point growing up. He passed away a year or so ago. All this MISL stuff definitely brings back some good childhood memories.[/quote]
    R.I.P.
    So young.
    So young.

  • Thomas Clark | March 31, 2010 at 7:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”383661″][quote comment=”383660″]Phil,

    That website you linked, I’m not sure I’d trust their info (not saying it is or isn’t right in this case), they have my alma mater’s nickname listed as the “Northmen” which we haven’t been for over 20 years. They also have the enrollment absurdly wrong, we’ve never topped 2,200 students, let alone nearly 3,700.[/quote]

    would you trust wiki?

    just google central arkansas school colors

    you’ll find they pretty much all say “purple & gray”[/quote]

    Wasn’t saying it was wrong in this case (it is right according to a page I found on UCA’s actual website). I knew I was likely fighting a losing battle and my words (had they been spoken) were jovial and joking. People still call my alma mater “The Institute” rather than Northwood University. Stupid text based sarcasm!

  • Thomas Clark | March 31, 2010 at 7:12 pm |

    Also, I’m sure Paul will enjoy this. I’ve agree to be a part time assistant baseball coach at a local high school…whose school colors are my least favorite combo…Green and Yellow. I can’t believe I have to wear it! At least our hats are pretty sweet.

  • Paul Lukas | March 31, 2010 at 8:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”383663″]I get a weekly email about estate sales in my area. When I saw this listing, I had to share the photos with Paul and the rest of the UW community. Anyone have info on this mini-bowling alley?

    http://www.iluvantiq...

    http://www.iluvantiq...

    http://www.iluvantiq...

    http://www.iluvantiq...

    I played that game — or one VERY much like it — at a bar in Covington, Kentucky, in June of 1997. The then-galpal and I were in the midst of a 30-day x-country drive. We’d just eaten ribs at some joint outside of Cincy and had crossed over to Covington to wallow in the vice.

    Played lots and lots of shuffle-bowl games over the years, but I think that’s the only bowling arcade game with a ball (instead of a puck) I’ve ever played.

  • Paul Lukas | March 31, 2010 at 8:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”383666″]Also, I’m sure Paul will enjoy this. I’ve agree to be a part time assistant baseball coach at a local high school…whose school colors are my least favorite combo…Green and Yellow. I can’t believe I have to wear it! At least our hats are pretty sweet.[/quote]

    Embrace the green and gold, Thomas!

  • LI Phil | March 31, 2010 at 8:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”383665″]

    Wasn’t saying it was wrong in this case (it is right according to a page I found on UCA’s actual website). I knew I was likely fighting a losing battle and my words (had they been spoken) were jovial and joking. People still call my alma mater “The Institute” rather than Northwood University. Stupid text based sarcasm![/quote]

    yeah…well, the sarcasm tags are broken again, so no worries

    but when i say something is BFBS, you can rest assured i have researched it first

    the last thing i wasnt is for some smartass calling me on it when it’s actually a school color or something ;)

  • JGoodrich | March 31, 2010 at 8:39 pm |

    Ah, MISL. As young teens, we used to go to a bunch of Stallions games. I remember feeling so cool after doing a Stallions / Sabres “doubleheader” one Sunday.

    My 8-year old son still wears one of my seriously shrunken Stallions t-shirts.

  • LI Phil | March 31, 2010 at 9:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”383650″]
    Should have had you hold my Spirit drinking cup while I got up to go potty.[/quote]

    ya know…taken out of context, this is quite possibly the funniest thing i’ve heard on here in a while

  • KT | March 31, 2010 at 9:16 pm |

    [quote comment=”383656″]Hey … I kinda like that new “NFL Preseason” logo. It’d be nice if they’d standardize ALL the NFL logos (you know, preseason, wildcard, draft, Halloween, etc.) so they all followed that format.[/quote]

    Super Bowl logos, too. That would be righteous.

  • KT | March 31, 2010 at 9:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”383585″][quote comment=”383542″]maybe we’ll get lucky when there are more people with the throwback brewers plate maybe the team will realize it’s time to switch back[/quote]
    Or, maybe, realize the ball-in-glove is a miserably generic and terrible logo and give up the retro lust.[/quote]

    Or, maybe, people who aren’t fans of a team will realize that things like that are for people who are fans of a team, and that while people who aren’t fans of a team are certainly entitled to an opinion, people who are fans of a team are entitled to tell those people their opinions don’t matter.

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 10:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”383671″][quote comment=”383650″]
    Should have had you hold my Spirit drinking cup while I got up to go potty.[/quote]

    ya know…taken out of context, this is quite possibly the funniest thing i’ve heard on here in a while[/quote]

    When I first typed it, I didn’t have the word “drinking” in there. Then I thought of you and added it for much better clarification. ;)

  • JimV19 | March 31, 2010 at 10:31 pm |

    One of many reasons I like sitting in the outfield seats – it’s a lot harder for your son to hit you with a batted ball:
    http://sports.espn.g...

  • Patrick in MI | March 31, 2010 at 10:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”383608″][quote comment=”383604″]Scott Friend found a photo of Bob Huggins on his high school hoops team. That’s him in the back row, No. 34. Looks like the team’s uni was heavily influenced by Marquette

    Izzo and Marriucci’s high school team also had Marquette inspired unis- and some cool striped stirrups (apparently shoes were optional).

    http://www.stumbleup...
    And if I’m not mistaken, that school is in Marquette County, Michigan.[/quote]

    You are mistaken, there is no Marquette County. A city of Marguette yes but I thought Izzo and Mook went to school in Iron Mountain.

  • JTH | March 31, 2010 at 10:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”383676″][quote comment=”383608″][quote comment=”383604″]Scott Friend found a photo of Bob Huggins on his high school hoops team. That’s him in the back row, No. 34. Looks like the team’s uni was heavily influenced by Marquette

    Izzo and Marriucci’s high school team also had Marquette inspired unis- and some cool striped stirrups (apparently shoes were optional).

    http://www.stumbleup...
    And if I’m not mistaken, that school is in Marquette County, Michigan.[/quote]

    You are mistaken, there is no Marquette County. A city of Marguette yes but I thought Izzo and Mook went to school in Iron Mountain.[/quote]
    No Marquette County? Well, somebody better notify these folks.

  • JTH | March 31, 2010 at 10:49 pm |

    Just wondering if any Chicago-area readers have ever been to the original Lou Malnati’s (Lincolnwood)…

    There’s some seriously good shit there. I didn’t really have a chance to look at much of it because I was with my kids and they’re maniacs, but I did get a good look at a pair of Nellie Fox’s stirrups and spikes. Also, they had an early 40s Cubs zippered vest jersey. The weird white-shouldered undershirt was missing, though.

    Old-school pro basketball was represented by a Zephyrs scoreboard and a Packers jersey.

    There was also some non-Chicago stuff. One thing I noticed was a 1972 yellow A’s jersey.

    I definitely need to go back to get a closer look at the things they have there to see if they’re authentic or not.

  • Chuck | March 31, 2010 at 11:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”383567″]A story about the upcoming changes the Maple Leafs uniforms, posted just hours after the Leafs were eliminated from post-season contention.

    http://thestar.blogs...

    Please. no FRIGGIN APRON STRINGS!

  • Chuck | March 31, 2010 at 11:14 pm |

    the Cleveland Stadium video is awesome. I also loved the walk up the ramp scene, as my very first game was in 1968 and I will never forget my walk up the ramp and the SPLASH OF COLOR I saw, as we had a black and white tv at the time! Also, Stadium Mustard was the fare back then.

  • LI Phil | March 31, 2010 at 11:26 pm |

    [quote comment=”383679″][quote comment=”383567″]A story about the upcoming changes the Maple Leafs uniforms, posted just hours after the Leafs were eliminated from post-season contention.

    http://thestar.blogs...

    Please. no FRIGGIN APRON STRINGS![/quote]

    according to howard berger, via icethetics, the leafs “Added to the blue and white sweaters will be the much-missed horizontal waist stripes. There was no reason to get rid of them and every reason to bring them back. Berger also says the ‘TML’ shoulder logo, introduced in 2000, will also make a comeback.”

    i wouldn’t bet against the bettman bib tho

  • Dane | March 31, 2010 at 11:35 pm |

    I can’t believe someone thinks this is a good idea:

    http://halloffameltd...

    You’re not crazy – the logo are upside down or sideways.

  • Patrick in MI | March 31, 2010 at 11:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”383676″][quote comment=”383608″][quote comment=”383604″]Scott Friend found a photo of Bob Huggins on his high school hoops team. That’s him in the back row, No. 34. Looks like the team’s uni was heavily influenced by Marquette

    Izzo and Marriucci’s high school team also had Marquette inspired unis- and some cool striped stirrups (apparently shoes were optional).

    http://www.stumbleup...
    And if I’m not mistaken, that school is in Marquette County, Michigan.[/quote]

    You are mistaken, there is no Marquette County. A city of Marguette yes but I thought Izzo and Mook went to school in Iron Mountain.[/quote]

    Damnit! My apologies…time for bed.

  • Chuck | March 31, 2010 at 11:45 pm |

    About the Toronto Maple Leafs return to the TML shoulder logo, I once read a writer liking it to “something Charles Manson would carve into his forehead!” I like the Leaf shoulder logo better.

  • Matthew Walter | April 1, 2010 at 8:57 am |

    Not sure if this was mentioned but the Baltimore Blast STILL use the same logo! Slight variations but same basic concept

  • Lee | April 1, 2010 at 11:28 pm |

    I didn’t check the rest of the messages, so my apologies if these were pointed out. As a kid I loved watching the MISL. I went to a couple Sting and Lazer games even. If you notice, the Wichita Wings logo looks too much like the Wonder Woman logo. Also in the later years of the Kansas City Comets, the “KC” looks like the RC Cola logo.

  • Bob Loblaw | April 2, 2010 at 12:13 am |

    [quote comment=”383662″]http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1150/896456675_4babced182.jpg

    My card was in honor of the 1991-92 NPSL Milwaukee Wave.

    That’s right, the same Wave that wears these horrible uniforms this year.

    http://media.jsonlin...

    http://www.westallis...

    Hey… those aren’t so bad…. like a poor man’s Real Madrid. Well, I take it back, more like a homeless man’s Real Madrid.