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There’s No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 11

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Every time I think we’ve hit the bottom of the wire service barrel, a new batch of great material appears on eBay. My continued thanks to Mike Hersh and Larry Wiederecht for their assistance in compiling these images.

Now then:

• In 1922, a bunch of American baseball players went on a tour of Japan, and they got some awesome sweaters for the trip. Interestingly, the circular “US” patch is blank in this shot.

• Not sure what I like best about this 1928 women’s hoops team — the team name, the way the name is rendered on the jerseys, or the assortment of socks.

• Four Cubbies, four different undersleeve styles: none at all, three-quarters, windbreaker, full-length. That’s from spring training, 1939.

• Love this 1959 Cuban uni.

• Don Carter, one of the greatest bowlers of all time, apparently had some interesting taste in belts.

• Dressed to the Nines shows the 1922 Giants wearing two sets red/blue stirrup stripes. But it turns out they actually had three sets of stripes. That’s the team’s 1922 starting infield, by the way — Heinie Groh, Davey Bancroft, Frankie Frisch, and Long George Kelly.

• The NHL had a bit of a cocaine problem back in 1949. Actually, that’s Hal Brown and Alan Kuntz, both of the Rangers, kissing the ice.

• Most of you know that Andy Brown was the last NHL goalie to play without a mask, and here are some great action shots of him from 1972. (As an aside: When I was a kid, I inherited my big brothers’ table hockey game, which had the old metal players. The goalies were all bare-faced, because the game had been purchased in the 1950s. So I drew little paper masks for the goalies, cut them out, and pasted them onto the goalies’ faces — except for the Red Wings goalie. I left him bare-faced, because Andy Brown was playing for the Wings at the time.)

• Here’s a very interesting official’s NOB.

• Here’s a stunner: Big Klu wearing sleeves! That’s from his short stint with the Buccos, which spanned parts of the 1958 and ’59 seasons.

• Coupla interesting things about this Phillies shot: the cap logo is actually a patch, and note how the placket pinstripes don’t matchup with the pins on the rest of the jersey. Yankees jerseys of that era used the same design.

• Look closely at this cavalcade of striped stirrups and you’ll see that the ’rups have a line of horizontal stitching running slightly above the ankle. Never seen that before. Robert Marshall, ask the TCK folks what they know about that, wouldja please?

• Very nice sleeve patch being sported by the 1942 Columbus Redbirds.

• Double your pleasure: two unusual on-field happenings in one wire service photo transmission.

• Here’s a weird one: Del Crandell of the Braves wearing what appears to be a Cardinals helmet. The photo ran in Sport magazine in 1963, although it’s not clear when the photo was actually taken. Crandell was a perennial All-Star during his Braves years, so this could be from an All-Star Game.

• What’s my favorite thing about old uniforms? Texture!

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My quadrennial bit of cluelessness: Nike officially unveiled the USA’s World Cup kit yesterday, which was my official wake-up call for this year’s Cup. “Hey, dumb-ass,” said the little man in my head whose job is to remind me about stuff like this. “You’re gonna need to write a World Cup column for ESPN, which should be pretty amusing, seeing as how you don’t know jack-jiggity-shit about soccer. The clock’s ticking, smart guy. Got a plan?”

Actually, yes. Four years ago I got help from a reader, Dave Dixon, who gave me his team-by-team breakdown for my World Cup column that year. He gave his knowledgeable assessments and then I gave my ignorant ones. That worked out pretty well, so let’s try it again: If you’d like to be Uni Watch’s official 2010 World Cup consultant, send me a note explaining your qualifications for the job (which should, at the very least, include a fairly thorough familiarity with all of this year’s Cup kits). I’ll choose someone within the next week or two.

As for the USA kits, they’re nice enough, but the diagonal sash is so light — wasn’t it more prominent in some of the early leaks? Disappointing. But of course that’s just my ignorant opinion.

Uni Watch News Ticker: Uni Watch pastry chef Elena Elms has really outdone herself with these Kentucky Derby cookies. … Here are the new uni numbers for the Titans, Broncos, and Pats (with thanks to Jimmy Morris, Brandon L. Schwartz and Tom Adjemian, respectively). … Plenty of good imagery in this Colt .45s video tribute (with thanks to John Weghorst). … Weird situation in a minor league game the other day, as Jose Jimenez faced Jose Jimenez — with both of them wearing No. 34 (with thanks to Bill Mitchell). … Yesterday I asked about Ted Barrett’s strikingly blue chest protector, prompting this note from Rich Fronheiser: “It appears that Barrett is wearing a Carlucci protector. Cece Carlucci was a longtime umpire in the Pacific Coast league who set up a business making custom umpire protective gear. Sadly, Cece passed away a few years ago, but this article provides good background on his equipment operation.” … Everyone credits Fred Gehrke with painting the first design on a football helmet in 1948. But Helmet Hut honcho Curtis Worrell has come up with evidence of Hawaii wearing a rainbow design in 1947. “Maybe Fred was in Hawaii on vacation the year before!” says Curtis. … What do you do for people who love soccer but are too poor to buy soccer balls? Design a ball that can be made out of cardboard (thanks, Kirsten). … The new trend in lacrosse: tank tops (with thanks to Jeff Brunelle). … Very nice stirrups being worn by Orange Lutheran High in California (with thanks to Gary Moore). … The Ferrari F1 team wears an odd bar code logo design, which some people in the UK think is a sneaky way to get around the EU’s ban on tobacco sponsorships. … Last few grafs on this page discuss upcoming changes to Ohio State’s hoops uniforms (with thanks to Nick Houser). … What’s up with the black shoulder/sleeve stripe being worn by Ali Haji and his holder? I don’t recall that one. Anyone know what it was for? (As submitted by Jimmy Griffin.) … The Fresno Grizzlies are letting fans vote for their Twilight Night jersey (with thanks to Aaron Wiens). … Todd Davis was watching the 1985 ALCS and noticed that the Blue Jays’ roster included a No. 0 (Al Oliver) and and a No. 00 (Cliff Johnson). Have any other teams ever had zero and double-zero simultaneously? … Latest uni design for Oregon football: camo-accented jerseys for the spring scrimmage. … Happy birthday and an extra scritch under the chin to Uni Watch mascots Tucker and Caitlin, who were born five years ago today. Meow!

 

117 comments to There’s No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 11

  • StLMarty | April 30, 2010 at 7:43 am |

    Happy birthday, kitties.

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2010 at 8:09 am |
  • WFY | April 30, 2010 at 8:16 am |

    There is a Bill Dana joke in there some where.

  • steve | April 30, 2010 at 8:20 am |

    The missing US in the circle is on a sweater that is inside out.

  • Aaron | April 30, 2010 at 8:23 am |

    Jason Richardson’s jersey always frustrates my OCD.

    http://nimg.sulekha....

    I wish the Uniwatch Mafia would get to him like they did Amare Stoudemire and force him to change his number to a single-digit one.

    http://product.image...

  • Andy | April 30, 2010 at 8:36 am |

    Unfortunately, besides the throwback, that’s the least offensive Oregon uniform that I’ve seen in a long while, simply because it’s devoid of any extraneous design elements.

  • Dane | April 30, 2010 at 8:38 am |

    This t-shirt store was new to me, and might be of interest to us:
    http://www.junkfoodc...

    The logo on this shirt: Did the Niners ever use this, or is it just creative license by the designers?
    http://www.junkfoodc...

    And I just like this shirt – reminds me of the ‘ol days.
    http://www.junkfoodc...

  • sww | April 30, 2010 at 8:40 am |

    The bar code design on the Scuderia Ferrari cars is there for Marlboro, as in the years immediately preceeding the complete ban on tobacco advertising, the Marlboro brand was displayed in the same location (and when the series traveled between countries that allowed and had banned tobacco advertising, the bar code and logo would alternate). Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro isn’t the only team to have used this approach. BAR Honda, sponsored by British American Tobacco (specifically the Lucky Strike brand) used the same method, as well as using the same logo design but with different words inside the Lucky Strike circle. The old Jordan team also used to be sponsored by tobacco (Benson & Hedges), and would replace that logo with text that said Buzzing Hornets stylized just like the B&H logo (facetiously they stated that it was because their yellow cars sounded like buzzing hornets). I do not have any photographs at this time to link to unfortunately.

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2010 at 8:46 am |

    [quote comment=”388268″]The logo on this shirt: Did the Niners ever use this, or is it just creative license by the designers?
    http://www.junkfoodc...

    [/quote]

    it’s definitely an ‘official’ logo from their past…although i don’t think it was ever worn on the uni

    when i was farting around with new helmet designs, i thought it might look interesting on the lid…not really

  • Paul Lukas | April 30, 2010 at 8:48 am |

    [quote comment=”388270″][quote comment=”388268″]The logo on this shirt: Did the Niners ever use this, or is it just creative license by the designers?
    http://www.junkfoodc...

    [/quote]

    it’s definitely an ‘official’ logo from their past…although i don’t think it was ever worn on the uni[/quote]

    Correct, on both counts.

  • Pittsburgh Gunny | April 30, 2010 at 8:55 am |

    Loved those USA shirts. It is my opinion that all USA shirts should include some sort of sash across the front. Make that the signature look that identifies the US shirt. Kind of like how Argentina has the blue and white stripes and Croatia with the red and white checkerboard. You just know who you are playing.

  • JamesP. | April 30, 2010 at 9:00 am |

    Happy Birthday, Kitties!

    and Happy Friday! http://i313.photobuc...

  • inkracer | April 30, 2010 at 9:02 am |

    [quote comment=”388269″]The bar code design on the Scuderia Ferrari cars is there for Marlboro, as in the years immediately preceeding the complete ban on tobacco advertising, the Marlboro brand was displayed in the same location (and when the series traveled between countries that allowed and had banned tobacco advertising, the bar code and logo would alternate). Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro isn’t the only team to have used this approach. BAR Honda, sponsored by British American Tobacco (specifically the Lucky Strike brand) used the same method, as well as using the same logo design but with different words inside the Lucky Strike circle. The old Jordan team also used to be sponsored by tobacco (Benson & Hedges), and would replace that logo with text that said Buzzing Hornets stylized just like the B&H logo (facetiously they stated that it was because their yellow cars sounded like buzzing hornets). I do not have any photographs at this time to link to unfortunately.[/quote]

    This isn’t even the first time Marlboro has had barcodes on the car. Back when they sponsored McLaren, McLaren and Team Penske shared use of the famous Marlboro chevron livery (Penske: http://farm3.static.... McLaren:http://upload.wikime...) The McLaren pic has the barcode in the foreground, and the “Marlboro in the background. Personally,I miss all the Tobacco sponsors in racing, they were some of the best liveried cars on the grid.

  • inkracer | April 30, 2010 at 9:03 am |

    [quote comment=”388274″][quote comment=”388269″]The bar code design on the Scuderia Ferrari cars is there for Marlboro, as in the years immediately preceeding the complete ban on tobacco advertising, the Marlboro brand was displayed in the same location (and when the series traveled between countries that allowed and had banned tobacco advertising, the bar code and logo would alternate). Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro isn’t the only team to have used this approach. BAR Honda, sponsored by British American Tobacco (specifically the Lucky Strike brand) used the same method, as well as using the same logo design but with different words inside the Lucky Strike circle. The old Jordan team also used to be sponsored by tobacco (Benson & Hedges), and would replace that logo with text that said Buzzing Hornets stylized just like the B&H logo (facetiously they stated that it was because their yellow cars sounded like buzzing hornets). I do not have any photographs at this time to link to unfortunately.[/quote]

    This isn’t even the first time Marlboro has had barcodes on the car. Back when they sponsored McLaren, McLaren and Team Penske shared use of the famous Marlboro chevron livery (Penske: http://farm3.static.... McLaren: http://upload.wikime...) The McLaren pic has the barcode in the foreground, and the “Marlboro in the background. Personally,I miss all the Tobacco sponsors in racing, they were some of the best liveried cars on the grid.[/quote]

  • Kevin G. | April 30, 2010 at 9:03 am |

    My guess is that it is some type of memorial band that the NY Giants players are wearing in that photo.

  • pru | April 30, 2010 at 9:17 am |

    [quote comment=”388268″]This t-shirt store was new to me, and might be of interest to us:
    http://www.junkfoodc...

    The logo on this shirt: Did the Niners ever use this, or is it just creative license by the designers?
    http://www.junkfoodc...

    And I just like this shirt – reminds me of the ‘ol days.
    http://www.junkfoodc...

    I love some of those Bears shirts, but $32-$39 for a tshirt is crazy.

  • Chance Michaels | April 30, 2010 at 9:30 am |

    Helmet Hut honcho Curtis Worrell has come up with evidence of Hawaii wearing a rainbow design in 1947.

    Man, Hawaii’s uniforms were so much better before they got insecure and butched them up.

  • Dane | April 30, 2010 at 9:31 am |

    Cigarette logo displacement on F1 cars has been going on for over a decade.

    Ferrari:
    Before: http://www.vistawall...
    After: http://paultan.org/p...

    Jordan:
    Benson & Hedges: http://img67.imagesh...
    Buzzin Hornets: http://eyecube.files...
    Bitten & Hisses: http://farm2.static.... (yeah, I know it’s a model, but that’s what the car looked like)
    Be On Edge: http://www.f1wolf.co...

    BAR Honda:
    Lucky Strike: http://farm2.static....
    Look Alike: http://newsimg.bbc.c...
    Look Left, Look Right: http://www.slotforum...
    Boring: http://www.motorspor...

    Williams:
    http://lh4.ggpht.com...
    The word “Rothmans” would be replaced with “R?” (photo not found).

    Here’s an article from last year taking about this practice.
    http://www.rickliebl...

  • diz | April 30, 2010 at 9:45 am |

    [quote comment=”388269″]The bar code design on the Scuderia Ferrari cars is there for Marlboro, as in the years immediately preceeding the complete ban on tobacco advertising, the Marlboro brand was displayed in the same location (and when the series traveled between countries that allowed and had banned tobacco advertising, the bar code and logo would alternate). Scuderia Ferrari Marlboro isn’t the only team to have used this approach. BAR Honda, sponsored by British American Tobacco (specifically the Lucky Strike brand) used the same method, as well as using the same logo design but with different words inside the Lucky Strike circle. The old Jordan team also used to be sponsored by tobacco (Benson & Hedges), and would replace that logo with text that said Buzzing Hornets stylized just like the B&H logo (facetiously they stated that it was because their yellow cars sounded like buzzing hornets). I do not have any photographs at this time to link to unfortunately.[/quote]

    Of course, nowadays Ferarri are the only team with a tobacco link – their official name is “Scuderia Ferarri Marlboro”, and they receive a *lot* of cash from Philip Morris for it. All the other teams ditched the fags association not long after the law was changed on sponsorship… On the official documentation at least, Ferarri are still advertising Marlboro

  • mike 2 | April 30, 2010 at 9:48 am |

    I’ve mentioned the Al Oliver – Cliff Johnson thing in the comments before.

    The background – Johnson had played for the Jays before and worn 44. When he rejoined the team during the 1985 pennant drive, 44 was taken by Jeff Burroughs and 0 was taken by Al Oliver, so he took 00.

  • random reader | April 30, 2010 at 9:53 am |

    More about the “bar code” hoopla with Ferrari; other F1 teams sponsored by tobbaco took similar approaches with their “no-smokes” liveries.

    Renault (when it was sponsored by Mild Seven): “Mild Seven” became “Team Spirit.” In later years, when Mild Seven had a logo that was a series of swooshes shaped like “MS,” the non-tobacco version was just an abstract pictogram of an F1 car.
    Jordan (Benson & Hedges): They took different approaches. The aforementioned “Buzzing Hornets” aloong with “Bitten & Hisses” and my favorite: “BE ON EDGE” (arranged in a way that it looked like “BENSON & HEDGES” with missing letters).
    McLaren (West): They changed “West” on the sides to “East” and in later years had the driver’s first name on the side.
    Williams (Rothmans): I think they changed it to read “Racing”
    BAR Honda: they also used a bar code and also substituted “LUCKY STRIKE” with a fancy design in the logo.

    In previous years, Ferrari didn’t ue a barcode but they replaced the red chevron design of the Marlboro logo with a red rectangle and left the bottom of the logo blank, with no mention of “Marlboro.” Then they used vertical bars, but not in a bar code format.

  • The Ghost of Ross Gload | April 30, 2010 at 9:56 am |

    Hmm, I kind of like the subtle sash for the USA. It’s a nice throwbacky homage to 1950, but without saying “It’ll be a miracle if we beat England this year, too.”

  • Gazzoo | April 30, 2010 at 9:59 am |

    Del Crandall photo likely taken at the first All-Star game of 1962…July 10 in Washington.

  • Schmeltzer | April 30, 2010 at 10:10 am |

    Stirrup Friday! http://yfrog.com/2qk...

  • Ricko | April 30, 2010 at 10:16 am |

    “Look closely at this cavalcade of striped stirrups and you’ll see that the ’rups have a line of horizontal stitching running slightly above the ankle. Never seen that before. Robert Marshall, ask the TCK folks what they know about that, wouldja please?”
    http://farm5.static....

    Never understood that, either.

    Oh, I know that all those first half of the 20th century dark socks with white stirrups (even such as the Browns’ WWII era models recently available from the stirrup club) were two-piece construction. The stirrup was a separate piece that was attached to the legging, hence the large number of teams with a white stirrup at the base of a dark socks.

    They didn’t have white stirrups necessarily as a design element, rather was still the “health deaI,” worrying about dyes. Or, it was that some manufacturers may simply have offered the stirrup only in white to keep costs down.

    Don’t believe it was until, oh, the late 1940s or early ’50s that one-piece stirrup socks were pretty much standard. However, that band of stitching still appeared for some years afterward, and I never could figure out why. Perhaps something to do with the point where the knitting machine switches from tube mode to stirrup mode? Is it tacking the end of the tube together during the switch? I really don’t know enough about the machine, etc., to answer. But I do have a couple pair of low solid-color stirrups with that band of stitching around them. There must a technical reason of some sort.

    Terry Proctor probably knows more about it.

    —Ricko

  • War Damn Eagle | April 30, 2010 at 10:19 am |

    I really like the interlocking “US” on the touring team’s hats. Very similar to Southern Cal’s baseball hat. I wish they’d use something similar to that for the WBC team. Never been a huge fan of the US+star hat.

    http://farm5.static....

    http://www.uscbookst...

    http://www.minorleag...

  • Juggernaut | April 30, 2010 at 10:23 am |

    I would love to see someone do a ‘Uni Tweak’ in regards to the crest that the US Soccer team uses. That crest is gaudy and seriously outdated. Way too 1988 for me.

    Need something like the Ramones seal logo clutching a soccer ball.

  • Ryan | April 30, 2010 at 10:26 am |

    “The new trend in lacrosse: tank tops”

    Actually, in Lacrosse they are called Pinnies; my team wore reversible ones when I played in college

  • Mark in Shiga | April 30, 2010 at 10:27 am |

    [quote comment=”388281″]I’ve mentioned the Al Oliver – Cliff Johnson thing in the comments before.

    The background – Johnson had played for the Jays before and worn 44. When he rejoined the team during the 1985 pennant drive, 44 was taken by Jeff Burroughs and 0 was taken by Al Oliver, so he took 00.[/quote]

    I remember that too; I love seeing number 0, not least because the inclusion opens up another “regular” number and prevents some poor schnook from being saddled with something like 57 or 60.

    Incidentally, most if not all Japanese teams assign both 0 and 00 as regular numbers. Traditionally they weren’t used, but in the 1980s an American (Ruppert Jones) was the first to request 00, and he got it, and then anothe rplayer from Hiroshima whose name I’m forgetting asked for 0 to symbolize his desire to restart his career “from zero”. Today, with numbers in short supply, both are assigned just like any positive integer. When players are listed in order of jersey number, 00 is considered to be “less than” regular zero, so the guy with 00 comes first.

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2010 at 10:30 am |

    [quote comment=”388273″]Happy Birthday, Kitties!

    and Happy Friday! http://i313.photobuc...
    [quote comment=”388285″]Stirrup Friday! http://yfrog.com/2qk...

    nice job fellas…

    67 sens for me

  • Flip | April 30, 2010 at 10:36 am |

    [quote comment=”388266″]Jason Richardson’s jersey always frustrates my OCD.

    http://nimg.sulekha....

    I wish the Uniwatch Mafia would get to him like they did Amare Stoudemire and force him to change his number to a single-digit one.

    http://product.image...

    This has been the ugliest uniform set in the NBA. It’s historically bad. It’s made worse with the airport abbreviation.

  • Ricko | April 30, 2010 at 10:46 am |

    [quote comment=”388292″][quote comment=”388273″]Happy Birthday, Kitties!

    and Happy Friday! http://i313.photobuc...
    [quote comment=”388285″]Stirrup Friday! http://yfrog.com/2qk...

    nice job fellas…

    67 sens for me[/quote]

    Psst! Phil…
    Those are the last Griffith Senators. Wore ’em through ’60, but the stripes disappeared after they moved to Minnesota.
    Killebrew, “Zorro” Versalles (as they tried to tag him in D.C.), Chuck Stobbs, Julio Becquer, Clint Courtney (the “seal-beamed catcher” because he wore glasses) and, yes, the one and only Ernie Oravetz…
    http://caimages.coll...
    (ignore the socks, that’s a badly hand colored b&w)
    Jim Busby in said socks…
    http://www.beckett.c...

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2010 at 10:57 am |

    [quote comment=”388294″][quote comment=”388292″][quote comment=”388273″]Happy Birthday, Kitties!

    and Happy Friday! http://i313.photobuc...
    [quote comment=”388285″]Stirrup Friday! http://yfrog.com/2qk...

    nice job fellas…

    67 sens for me[/quote]

    Psst! Phil…
    Those are the last Griffith Senators. Wore ’em through ’60, but the stripes disappeared after they moved to Minnesota.
    Killebrew, “Zorro” Versalles (as they tried to tag him in D.C.), Chuck Stobbs, Julio Becquer, Clint Courtney (the “seal-beamed catcher” because he wore glasses) and, yes, the one and only Ernie Oravetz…
    http://caimages.coll...
    (ignore the socks, that’s a badly hand colored b&w)
    Jim Busby in said socks…
    http://www.beckett.c...

    —Ricko[/quote]

    FUCK…yes, i know that…in such a rush to do things…

    i actually received the 67 sens (upper left) in my last batch…but wrote that instead of properly id’ing the year as 50’s-60

    tgif, because my cerebellum is toast

  • JamesP. | April 30, 2010 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”388292″][quote comment=”388273″]Happy Birthday, Kitties!

    and Happy Friday! http://i313.photobuc...
    [quote comment=”388285″]Stirrup Friday! http://yfrog.com/2qk...

    nice job fellas…

    67 sens for me[/quote]

    Ok, so we have two of the same stirrups and today we wore the same ones…

    …great minds think alike, Commrad!

  • Jordan | April 30, 2010 at 11:14 am |

    In regards to the lightness of the sash on the home jerseys, that’s simply a matter of lighting. Look at the official US Soccer page and you’ll see the sash as a distinguishable gray. http://ussoccerstore...

  • JamesP. | April 30, 2010 at 11:15 am |

    [quote comment=”388295″]
    i actually received the 67 sens (upper left) in my last batch…[/quote]

    Ok, nevermind. Currently I only have two pair..not the glorious offerings you have.

    BTW, the Sens stirrup looks awesome with the red “sani”!

  • Jet | April 30, 2010 at 11:16 am |

    The metal hockey players you show are from the Munro Bobby Hull Hockey game. I got mine in 1970 (still have it) and did the same thing – not only did I draw little paper masks and tape them onto the goalies, but I also drew little logos in colored pencil and cut them out and taped them onto the jerseys to cover up the generic city name that appeared on every jersey instead of the actual logo!

    -Jet

  • Jordan | April 30, 2010 at 11:18 am |

    Also, in regards to the Ferrari F1 team’s barcode deisgn, Ducati, which is also Marlboro sponsored, has the same livery for their MotoGP riders Hayden and Stoner. http://www.motorcycl...

  • Dan | April 30, 2010 at 11:41 am |

    Hey guys, long-time reader here making his first post, with a request for help: I have an authentic 1992 Blue Jays jersey that I took into the Jays Shop at the ‘dome to get crested. I wanted Dave Winfield’s #32 on the back, and they said no problem. They called today to tell me that it couldn’t be done as he is not an active player. I told them my girlfriend’s name is Winfield and her favourite number is 32 to no avail. Are there any loopholes? Does anyone have suggestions?

    I realize I could just get the number and find somewhere else to put the name on, but I’d rather get the whole thing done at once, with the Jays’ official fonts and so on. Last year I bought a jersey, had #22 applied to it, and found an outside sports store to sew Jimmy Key’s last name on it. The problem was that the lettering was too small and the cost, to sew three letters on, was $18.

    I’m going to the game tonight, preparing to duke it out with the staff over this. If you have any suggestions, let ’em fly!

  • Ricko | April 30, 2010 at 11:47 am |

    [quote comment=”388301″]Hey guys, long-time reader here making his first post, with a request for help: I have an authentic 1992 Blue Jays jersey that I took into the Jays Shop at the ‘dome to get crested. I wanted Dave Winfield’s #32 on the back, and they said no problem. They called today to tell me that it couldn’t be done as he is not an active player. I told them my girlfriend’s name is Winfield and her favourite number is 32 to no avail. Are there any loopholes? Does anyone have suggestions?

    I realize I could just get the number and find somewhere else to put the name on, but I’d rather get the whole thing done at once, with the Jays’ official fonts and so on. Last year I bought a jersey, had #22 applied to it, and found an outside sports store to sew Jimmy Key’s last name on it. The problem was that the lettering was too small and the cost, to sew three letters on, was $18.

    I’m going to the game tonight, preparing to duke it out with the staff over this. If you have any suggestions, let ’em fly![/quote]

    Does Frosty do stuff like that for people?

  • rpm | April 30, 2010 at 11:57 am |

    fearless leader~
    i must call onto the factory floor today to request production, so very good timing on an intelligence request. if they are tight lipped, i will put them in a dark dank room with a swaying light bulb and beat the information out of them.
    ~cadre 91200

  • Dan | April 30, 2010 at 11:58 am |

    I think his jerseys are something else (particularly the early Brew crew one) but I’d like to handle this without sending it away if at all possible. I’d do the numbers myself, but I can’t find tackle twill for the life of me.

    As it stands, I know I can get a refund for the lettering, but hopefully I can think of something in the meantime. Is asking for a “WINF ELD” jersey, and finding an “I” to put on it at a later date too ridiculous?

  • Ricko | April 30, 2010 at 12:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”388305″]I think his jerseys are something else (particularly the early Brew crew one) but I’d like to handle this without sending it away if at all possible. I’d do the numbers myself, but I can’t find tackle twill for the life of me.

    As it stands, I know I can get a refund for the lettering, but hopefully I can think of something in the meantime. Is asking for a “WINF ELD” jersey, and finding an “I” to put on it at a later date too ridiculous?[/quote]

    or “WINFIELP”

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2010 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”388305″]I think his jerseys are something else (particularly the early Brew crew one) but I’d like to handle this without sending it away if at all possible. I’d do the numbers myself, but I can’t find tackle twill for the life of me.

    As it stands, I know I can get a refund for the lettering, but hopefully I can think of something in the meantime. Is asking for a “WINF ELD” jersey, and finding an “I” to put on it at a later date too ridiculous?[/quote]

    joe hilseberg might be able to do it for you

    if you need contact information, let me know

  • Jet | April 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm |

    Wire photo Friday is shaping up as my favorite day of the week. You said there was two unusual happenings in this wire photo:
    http://farm5.static....
    but how about a third – relief pitcher Don Gullett stealing a base?!?!?!

    -Jet

  • Ricko | April 30, 2010 at 12:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”388308″]Wire photo Friday is shaping up as my favorite day of the week. You said there was two unusual happenings in this wire photo:
    http://farm5.static....
    but how about a third – relief pitcher Don Gullett stealing a base?!?!?!

    -Jet[/quote]

    Dodgers lost 12-2. Waddya bet today that would be one those “uncontested” steals?

    —Ricko

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”388309″][quote comment=”388308″]Wire photo Friday is shaping up as my favorite day of the week. You said there was two unusual happenings in this wire photo:
    http://farm5.static....
    but how about a third – relief pitcher Don Gullett stealing a base?!?!?!

    -Jet[/quote]

    Dodgers lost 12-2. Waddya bet today that would be one those “uncontested” steals?

    —Ricko[/quote]

    and how about that script cincinnati on the jacket???

    they’ve NEVER worn that on the uniform, right?

    pretty cool

  • Kev29 | April 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm |

    As for the USA kits, they’re nice enough, but the diagonal sash is so light — wasn’t it more prominent in some of the early leaks?

    Yeah, as stated above, I guess it depends on the photo of the shirt when it comes to the boldness of the gray sash. I think it will be noticeable if the shirt is right in front of you, but maybe not so much on TV or at a distance. I think it’s a neat idea – subtle to keep it mainly a white shirt (which Nike and US Soccer are looking to keep consistent) but with the little shout out to the historic sash design.

    And the away shirt is much more clear cut about the sash look…

    http://ep.yimg.com/c...

    Another kit note – socks are lame
    http://www.flickr.co...

  • Giancarlo | April 30, 2010 at 12:29 pm |

    Uni watching is affecting my mind. When I saw those pictures of Tucker & Caitlin my first thought was, hm… those would be Home (Tucker) and Away (Caitlin).

  • Ry Co 40 | April 30, 2010 at 12:33 pm |

    dan, send that jays jersey away to either joe h, or frosty. both are great, and in the long run you’ll be really happy you did it! total coin flip…

  • bill | April 30, 2010 at 12:35 pm |

    Enjoyed the action photos of Andy Brown, especially the one with Esposito poised for another “garbage” goal.

  • DenverGregg | April 30, 2010 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”388306″][quote comment=”388305″]I think his jerseys are something else (particularly the early Brew crew one) but I’d like to handle this without sending it away if at all possible. I’d do the numbers myself, but I can’t find tackle twill for the life of me.

    As it stands, I know I can get a refund for the lettering, but hopefully I can think of something in the meantime. Is asking for a “WINF ELD” jersey, and finding an “I” to put on it at a later date too ridiculous?[/quote]

    or “WINFIELP”[/quote]
    Just “INFIELD” because infield practice is your favorite part of the pre-game routine?

  • Boiler Wes | April 30, 2010 at 12:50 pm |

    Great to see the shots of Andy Brown! I grew up in Indy and saw him finish his career as a Racer (pre-
    Gretzky)

  • JJD | April 30, 2010 at 12:56 pm |

    Those Pats jerseys that are shown on the “rookies’ numbers”-link have a different number font than the actual Pats jerseys. Are the Pats tweaking their unis or is this just a half-assed job by the NFL shop?

  • Dan | April 30, 2010 at 12:57 pm |

    I think I’ll just get a refund from the Jays shop. It was something like $68 anyway, and I’m sure with that money I could just get it done myself. I’ve emailed Phil asking for contact information for anyone who could help, so we’ll see what happens.

    Thanks everyone for your help – after venting about the situation to my girlfriend, she asked if there could possibly be an online community who could help, possibly a group “as anal about uniforms as you are”. The answer is…yes. Yes there is.

    Another question – I wouldn’t mind DIYing this, so would any Canadians know where to find tackle twill in the Toronto area?

  • DM | April 30, 2010 at 1:03 pm |

    Re: Ali Haji– in memory of Doug Kotar perhaps…..

  • JimV19 | April 30, 2010 at 1:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”388268″]This t-shirt store was new to me, and might be of interest to us:
    http://www.junkfoodc...

    My favorite of a very good bunch:
    http://www.junkfoodc...

    But…32 bucks for a t-shirt? I’ll reluctantly pass.

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2010 at 1:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”388320″]
    But…3 2 bucks for a t-shirt? I’ll reluctantly pass.[/quote]

    (fixed)

  • Sean | April 30, 2010 at 1:17 pm |

    “Here’s a very interesting official’s NOB.”

    I noticed that the player the official is looking at is Gordie Howe.

  • Andy | April 30, 2010 at 1:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”388315″][quote comment=”388306″][quote comment=”388305″]I think his jerseys are something else (particularly the early Brew crew one) but I’d like to handle this without sending it away if at all possible. I’d do the numbers myself, but I can’t find tackle twill for the life of me.

    As it stands, I know I can get a refund for the lettering, but hopefully I can think of something in the meantime. Is asking for a “WINF ELD” jersey, and finding an “I” to put on it at a later date too ridiculous?[/quote]

    or “WINFIELP”[/quote]
    Just “INFIELD” because infield practice is your favorite part of the pre-game routine?[/quote]

    VVINFIELD?

  • JTH | April 30, 2010 at 1:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”388323″][quote comment=”388315″][quote comment=”388306″][quote comment=”388305″]I think his jerseys are something else (particularly the early Brew crew one) but I’d like to handle this without sending it away if at all possible. I’d do the numbers myself, but I can’t find tackle twill for the life of me.

    As it stands, I know I can get a refund for the lettering, but hopefully I can think of something in the meantime. Is asking for a “WINF ELD” jersey, and finding an “I” to put on it at a later date too ridiculous?[/quote]

    or “WINFIELP”[/quote]
    Just “INFIELD” because infield practice is your favorite part of the pre-game routine?[/quote]

    VVINFIELD?[/quote]
    What about having them put on 23 instead of 32 and reversing the numbers yourself?

  • JimV19 | April 30, 2010 at 1:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”388266″]Jason Richardson’s jersey always frustrates my OCD.

    http://nimg.sulekha....

    I wish the Uniwatch Mafia would get to him like they did Amare Stoudemire and force him to change his number to a single-digit one.[/quote]

    Why, because the number doesn’t fit in the arched name? Doesn’t bother me – what does is the thought of a UW Mafia. The NFL uniform cops are a big enough pain.

    I’m all for uniformity, but within limits.

  • Dan | April 30, 2010 at 1:31 pm |

    [quote comment=\”388324\”][quote comment=\”388323\”][quote comment=\”388315\”][quote comment=\”388306\”][quote comment=\”388305\”]I think his jerseys are something else (particularly the early Brew crew one) but I\’d like to handle this without sending it away if at all possible. I\’d do the numbers myself, but I can\’t find tackle twill for the life of me.

    As it stands, I know I can get a refund for the lettering, but hopefully I can think of something in the meantime. Is asking for a \”WINF ELD\” jersey, and finding an \”I\” to put on it at a later date too ridiculous?[/quote]

    or \”WINFIELP\”[/quote]
    Just \”INFIELD\” because infield practice is your favorite part of the pre-game routine?[/quote]

    VVINFIELD?[/quote]
    What about having them put on 23 instead of 32 and reversing the numbers yourself?[/quote]

    I thought about it, but it would probably get messy since it would all be stitched. I have another Jays jersey with stitched numbers, and those bad boys aren\’t coming off. Both the blue and the white layers are stitched right into the jersey. I asked if they\’d sell me the numbers by themselves and received a definite no.

  • JimV19 | April 30, 2010 at 1:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”388321″][quote comment=”388320″]
    But…3 2 bucks for a t-shirt? I’ll reluctantly pass.[/quote]

    (fixed)[/quote]

    I pay 2 bucks at Goodwill…

  • doc | April 30, 2010 at 1:56 pm |

    What’s up with the Oregon football and U.S. soccer jerseys? They’re simple,clean and relatively tasteful.Is Nike developing a conscience, or merely lulling us to sleep?

  • Christopher | April 30, 2010 at 2:03 pm |

    Somewhat on-topic story about funkiness in racing sponsorships. I don’t have a link, but I’m pretty sure this isn’t a myth.

    Back when NASCAR’s main series sponsorship went to Nextel (then Sprint), NASCAR banned all phone sponsorship of any car.

    Verizon was sponsoring someone’s team, so to get around it they formed “Verizon Racing”… not a phone company, of course… so “Verizon Racing” sponsors cars in the Sprint Cup.

  • Ricko | April 30, 2010 at 2:14 pm |

    [quote comment=”388323″][quote comment=”388315″][quote comment=”388306″][quote comment=”388305″]I think his jerseys are something else (particularly the early Brew crew one) but I’d like to handle this without sending it away if at all possible. I’d do the numbers myself, but I can’t find tackle twill for the life of me.

    As it stands, I know I can get a refund for the lettering, but hopefully I can think of something in the meantime. Is asking for a “WINF ELD” jersey, and finding an “I” to put on it at a later date too ridiculous?[/quote]

    or “WINFIELP”[/quote]
    Just “INFIELD” because infield practice is your favorite part of the pre-game routine?[/quote]

    VVINFIELD?[/quote]

    Was thinking “WINDFIELP” so the letter spacing would be correct when it came time to replace the P with a D.

    Which reminds me…if you ever go on Wheel of Fortune, make sure you don’t say, “Pat, I think I’ll take a ‘P’.”

    I know, I know, not likely. But might as well get that thought in your heads just in case.

    —Ricko

  • Dan | April 30, 2010 at 2:26 pm |

    I’m kind of leaning towards “WINFIELB”. In that font, a B should turn into a D relatively easily.

  • Ricko | April 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”388326″][quote comment=\”388324\”][quote comment=\”388323\”][quote comment=\”388315\”][quote comment=\”388306\”][quote comment=\”388305\”]I think his jerseys are something else (particularly the early Brew crew one) but I\’d like to handle this without sending it away if at all possible. I\’d do the numbers myself, but I can\’t find tackle twill for the life of me.

    As it stands, I know I can get a refund for the lettering, but hopefully I can think of something in the meantime. Is asking for a \”WINF ELD\” jersey, and finding an \”I\” to put on it at a later date too ridiculous?[/quote]

    or \”WINFIELP\”[/quote]
    Just \”INFIELD\” because infield practice is your favorite part of the pre-game routine?[/quote]

    VVINFIELD?[/quote]
    What about having them put on 23 instead of 32 and reversing the numbers yourself?[/quote]

    I thought about it, but it would probably get messy since it would all be stitched. I have another Jays jersey with stitched numbers, and those bad boys aren\’t coming off. Both the blue and the white layers are stitched right into the jersey. I asked if they\’d sell me the numbers by themselves and received a definite no.[/quote]

    Damn, I shoulda thought about that removal problem.
    Okay, how about…
    “W – N F I E L D”
    By “headline-counting” count, the hyphen would be virtually the same count as an “I”. Then just attach the “I” over the hyphen.

    That work?

    —Ricko

  • JTH | April 30, 2010 at 2:28 pm |

    [quote comment=”388271″]Have any other teams ever had zero and double-zero simultaneously?[/quote]
    I’ve mentioned this before, but in 1996 the Bulls already had Randy Brown wearing #0 and then Robert Parish joined the team and took his customary #00. But that was only for the preseason. When the regular season started, Brown switched to #1.

  • Zach | April 30, 2010 at 2:36 pm |

    The Rams have added an American Airlines ads to their practice jerseys

    http://stltoday.myca...

  • rpm | April 30, 2010 at 2:40 pm |

    finally had time to get through the whole post…

    jesco and the gang say brrrowl-rowl. not sure what it means or if i spelled it correctly, i don’t speak cat. it either means happy birthday, feed me, or i hate you.

    tck did not know what the seam was.

    what is with the perpetuation of the ego on officials?

    and i will close with, have i mentioned lately how much i am loving fridays now that other people are in on this too?!

  • rpm | April 30, 2010 at 2:57 pm |

    [quote comment=”388277″][quote comment=”388268″]This t-shirt store was new to me, and might be of interest to us:
    http://www.junkfoodc...

    The logo on this shirt: Did the Niners ever use this, or is it just creative license by the designers?
    http://www.junkfoodc...

    And I just like this shirt – reminds me of the ‘ol days.
    http://www.junkfoodc...

    I love some of those Bears shirts, but $32-$39 for a tshirt is crazy.[/quote]

    no kidding! if people are willing to plunk that down on a T, stirrups prices need to go up to $79.99.

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2010 at 3:18 pm |

    [quote comment=”388336″]stirrups prices need to go up to $79.99.[/quote]

    you say you want a revolution?

    try asking that ;)

  • JamesP. | April 30, 2010 at 3:23 pm |

    [quote comment=”388337″][quote comment=”388336″]stirrups prices need to go up to $79.99.[/quote]

    you say you want a revolution?

    try asking that ;)[/quote]

    will the stirrups have wood pulp added to as a filler?

  • The Hemogoblin | April 30, 2010 at 3:47 pm |

    Paul,

    I’d figure your cats would have more stripes.

    When are you unveiling the team-color alternate? Will you go with calico or tabby?

  • rpm | April 30, 2010 at 3:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”388337″][quote comment=”388336″]stirrups prices need to go up to $79.99.[/quote]

    you say you want a revolution?

    try asking that ;)[/quote]

    obviously i was joking, i would never do that.

  • rpm | April 30, 2010 at 4:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”388338″][quote comment=”388337″][quote comment=”388336″]stirrups prices need to go up to $79.99.[/quote]

    you say you want a revolution?

    try asking that ;)[/quote]

    will the stirrups have wood pulp added to as a filler?[/quote]

    i will also start importing from china, american labour is too expensive.

  • JamesP. | April 30, 2010 at 4:07 pm |

    [i]Don Carter, one of the greatest bowlers of all time, apparently had some interesting taste in belts.[/i]

    Don looks to be flashing the shocker…

  • BuckeyeMark | April 30, 2010 at 4:15 pm |

    this may have been dealt with but am watching the Cubs-Dbacks and the Cubs’ catcher is wearing a chest protector that is outlined in white with blue pads. It is, in a word, hideous. makes the catcher look like he is sitting behind a giant spider web. just awful.

    the Rangers’ catcher also wore one yesterday. amazingly bad.

  • Squiddie | April 30, 2010 at 4:19 pm |

    [quote comment=”388341″][quote comment=”388338″][quote comment=”388337″][quote comment=”388336″]stirrups prices need to go up to $79.99.[/quote]

    you say you want a revolution?

    try asking that ;)[/quote]

    will the stirrups have wood pulp added to as a filler?[/quote]

    i will also start importing from china, american labour is too expensive.[/quote]

    Don’t forget to ask for a bailout.

    Knitting propaganda

  • Dan | April 30, 2010 at 4:20 pm |

    Update on the Winfield situation: I sent the Jays an email this morning explaining my frustration, and just received a call. They’re going to do it. The woman on the phone said that there were some loopholes that she wasn’t about to tell me, but was willing to exploit on a one-time basis. She said that they’d been trying to get an agreement going with Winfield and Joe Carter for some time, so far unsuccessfully. They have agreements with Kelly Gruber and Roberto Alomar already (I wish I’d known that. I would have just taken a Kelly Gruber jersey to avoid this mess).

  • Ben Fortney | April 30, 2010 at 4:26 pm |

    Didier Drogba’s flaunting the Ivory Coast orange/green kit in all it’s pachyderm and puma glory on the cover of TIME Magazine’s 100 Influential People issue.

  • Chance Michaels | April 30, 2010 at 5:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”388328″]What’s up with the Oregon football and U.S. soccer jerseys? They’re simple,clean and relatively tasteful.Is Nike developing a conscience, or merely lulling us to sleep?[/quote]
    In fairness to Nike, they’ve actually been the home of clean, classic soccer design for about four years now. Since the last World Cup.

    At the same time they’ve been polluting college football, they’ve also been producing some really great soccer kits.

  • KevinW | April 30, 2010 at 5:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”388347″][quote comment=”388328″]What’s up with the Oregon football and U.S. soccer jerseys? They’re simple,clean and relatively tasteful.Is Nike developing a conscience, or merely lulling us to sleep?[/quote]
    In fairness to Nike, they’ve actually been the home of clean, classic soccer design for about four years now. Since the last World Cup.

    I agree, a lot of their soccer kits have been really good, especially Holland’s stuff.
    At the same time they’ve been polluting college football, they’ve also been producing some really great soccer kits.[/quote]

  • JimV19 | April 30, 2010 at 5:35 pm |

    [quote comment=”388345″]Update on the Winfield situation: I sent the Jays an email this morning explaining my frustration, and just received a call. They’re going to do it. The woman on the phone said that there were some loopholes that she wasn’t about to tell me, but was willing to exploit on a one-time basis. She said that they’d been trying to get an agreement going with Winfield and Joe Carter for some time, so far unsuccessfully. They have agreements with Kelly Gruber and Roberto Alomar already (I wish I’d known that. I would have just taken a Kelly Gruber jersey to avoid this mess).[/quote]

    They have an agreement with Al Oliver?

  • KevinW | April 30, 2010 at 5:37 pm |

    man, I really messed up that quote

  • rpm | April 30, 2010 at 5:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”388344″][quote comment=”388341″][quote comment=”388338″][quote comment=”388337″][quote comment=”388336″]stirrups prices need to go up to $79.99.[/quote]

    you say you want a revolution?

    try asking that ;)[/quote]

    will the stirrups have wood pulp added to as a filler?[/quote]

    i will also start importing from china, american labour is too expensive.[/quote]

    Don’t forget to ask for a bailout.

    Knitting propaganda[/quote]

    hm, i am essential industry. great idea squid~man

  • T.J. McGowan | April 30, 2010 at 6:03 pm |

    The black stripe on the Giants Uniforms in 1983 was in honor of Running Backs coach Robert Ledbetter who passed away during that season.

  • the_missouri_kid | April 30, 2010 at 6:06 pm |

    I think the 2002 Cardinals might have had Kerry Robinson wearing #0 and Rick White wearing #00.

  • mtjaws | April 30, 2010 at 7:04 pm |

    The Marlins are wearing their white “Los Marlins” uniforms tonight, and apparently every Friday home game. I don’t know how that will draw in more fans, but neither will the upcoming change to “Miami Marlins” either. The new stadium will, but not the name change.

  • Ricko | April 30, 2010 at 7:13 pm |

    So if John Carney and Jeff Feagles both are now retired (as of yesterday), who’s the oldest player in the NFL?

    Not kidding. Don’t know. Would be easy to guess Favre, but I’m not sure.

    —Ricko

  • StLMarty | April 30, 2010 at 7:19 pm |

    Whatever happened to Leon?
    That guy was pretty funny.

  • LI Phil | April 30, 2010 at 7:21 pm |

    im guessing jon niese doesn’t get to select the team jersey

    just a guess

  • Ricko | April 30, 2010 at 7:22 pm |

    Apparently Matt Stover is now NFL’s oldest.

    –Ricko

  • Ricko | April 30, 2010 at 7:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”388356″]Whatever happened to Leon?
    That guy was pretty funny.[/quote]

    Damn.
    Good question.

    —Ricko

  • interlockingtc | April 30, 2010 at 7:49 pm |

    http://farm5.static....

    What a great, great picture. The uniform, yes. And the man’s face!

    Also, looking at those Andy Brown photos, I am reminded once again that goalie masks are a relatively recent piece of equipment and wonder how many net minders lost their vision or teeth or nose or…wits…from blocking a puck with their face?

  • Ben Fortney | April 30, 2010 at 8:38 pm |

    Interesting discussion about the F1 advertising today, timely too… I’m about 1/2 way through Buyology, which deals with “neuromarketing” – how the brain reacts to ads. The author discusses cigarette marketing a lot.

    Apparently the ban on overt advertising does nothing because the cig companies have ingrained the image into the sport and the image.

  • Ricko | April 30, 2010 at 8:41 pm |

    Phil’s dad was in a car accident earlier.
    Apparently okay but being checked out at hospital.

    I mention it just to, y’know, keep things in perspective (although it’s been a refreshingly civil day around here today).

    —Ricko

  • random reader | April 30, 2010 at 9:36 pm |

    [quote comment=”388329″]Somewhat on-topic story about funkiness in racing sponsorships. I don’t have a link, but I’m pretty sure this isn’t a myth.

    Back when NASCAR’s main series sponsorship went to Nextel (then Sprint), NASCAR banned all phone sponsorship of any car.

    Verizon was sponsoring someone’s team, so to get around it they formed “Verizon Racing”… not a phone company, of course… so “Verizon Racing” sponsors cars in the Sprint Cup.[/quote]

    Weren’t existing mobile phone sponsorships grandfathered in until their respective contracts expired? I think Cingular (which was on the #31) was the last phone sponsor.

  • JTH | April 30, 2010 at 9:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”388352″]The black stripe on the Giants Uniforms in 1983 was in honor of Running Backs coach Robert Ledbetter who passed away during that season.[/quote]
    Black stripe? Shouldn’t it have been yellow?

    So, uh, yeah… I saw some highlights of Dez Bryant at Cowboys minicamp and noticed that they have a sponsor patch on their practice jerseys. Is that new or was it there last year as well?

  • JimV19 | April 30, 2010 at 10:05 pm |

    Yo Coyotes, THIS is a whiteout:
    http://a.espncdn.com...

    Oh, and get well, Phil’s dad.

  • JTH | April 30, 2010 at 10:14 pm |

    …and whatever this roundtable discussion show is on Versus right now has an “I still call it Mile High” t-shirt hanging up on one of the walls in the background.

    (Someone may have mentioned it recently.)

    One of the guys on the show is wearing the Wiffle Ball King shirt. Also maybe a couple other No Mas t-shirts hanging next to the Mile High shirt — Seattle Slew and something else.

  • rpm | April 30, 2010 at 10:19 pm |

    first the casa del puebo super mercado randomly starts stocking stadium mustard, now garcia’s liquors carries burger beer, and will soon have little kings!!! it truly is a beautiful world.

  • JimV19 | April 30, 2010 at 10:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”388358″]Apparently Matt Stover is now NFL’s oldest.[/quote]

    How old was Jeff Feagles? When we got our first VCR, the first thing I taped was the ’87 Fiesta Bowl between Miami and Penn State. Feagles punted for the ‘Canes.

    He was also the last NFL player featured in the Tecmo Bowl video game, according to one article I read today.

  • inkracer | April 30, 2010 at 10:42 pm |

    [quote comment=”388363″][quote comment=”388329″]Somewhat on-topic story about funkiness in racing sponsorships. I don’t have a link, but I’m pretty sure this isn’t a myth.

    Back when NASCAR’s main series sponsorship went to Nextel (then Sprint), NASCAR banned all phone sponsorship of any car.

    Verizon was sponsoring someone’s team, so to get around it they formed “Verizon Racing”… not a phone company, of course… so “Verizon Racing” sponsors cars in the Sprint Cup.[/quote]

    Weren’t existing mobile phone sponsorships grandfathered in until their respective contracts expired? I think Cingular (which was on the #31) was the last phone sponsor.[/quote]

    Yes, existing deals with cell phone companies were grandfathered in, but could not be extended, or changed. The two that were grandfathered in were Alltel(bought out buy Verizon) and Cingular(bought out by AT&T).
    AT&T lost their fight, claiming that Cingular bought out AT&T and took on the AT&T name, so they are out of the sport now.
    Verizon bought out Alltel, and changed the livery of the 12 car. But, the car is Officially sponsored by “Penske Racing” not Verizon, or Verizon Racing.

  • JimV19 | April 30, 2010 at 10:48 pm |

    [quote comment=”388365″]Yo Coyotes, THIS is a whiteout:
    http://a.espncdn.com...

    Apparently, that’s from a previous game. I’m watching tonight’s game on ESPN3, and everyone in the house is wearing blue shirts while the Thunder are in their home whites.

  • Jeremy Brahm | April 30, 2010 at 10:59 pm |

    Lotus in the John Player Special without the logo.
    http://www.flickr.co...
    JPS Courage
    http://www.flickr.co...
    With the JPS logo
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Marlboro McLaren with logo
    http://www.flickr.co...

    without logo
    http://www.flickr.co...
    http://www.flickr.co...

    West Zakspeed with logo
    http://www.flickr.co...

    West blocked out
    http://www.flickr.co...

    They would use East for the race in Hungary in “Eastern” Europe
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Rothmans March with Racing
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Camel Lotus with no Camel word, but Camel logo
    http://www.flickr.co...
    LOTUS text as opposed to CAMEL
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Ligier without Gitanes word, but the logo
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Ferrari with a small Marlboro patch.
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Silk Cut Jaguar without text
    http://www.flickr.co...
    with
    http://www.flickr.co...

    555 Subaru WRC car with logo
    http://www.flickr.co...

    without logo
    http://www.flickr.co...

    GO!!! as opposed to Gauloises
    http://www.flickr.co...
    With normal words
    http://www.flickr.co...

  • rpm | April 30, 2010 at 11:02 pm |

    if i could only find a gen~ee bock, or the one to have when you’re havin’ more then one, and an ice cold natty boh natty boh

  • rpm | April 30, 2010 at 11:03 pm |

    damn the best one is broken

  • JTH | April 30, 2010 at 11:17 pm |

    [quote comment=”388367″]first the casa del puebo super mercado randomly starts stocking stadium mustard, now garcia’s liquors carries burger beer, and will soon have little kings!!! it truly is a beautiful world.[/quote]
    I haven’t seen that shit since high school.

    They gonna sell the 7-ouncers?

    I always found it ironic that it was also avaliable in 64-ounce mode.

  • JimV19 | April 30, 2010 at 11:27 pm |

    [quote comment=”388372″]if i could only find a gen~ee bock, or the one to have when you’re havin’ more then one, and an ice cold natty boh natty boh[/quote]

    I picked up a different kind of Natty this week:
    http://www.youtube.c...
    12 bottles for less than 7 bucks. Wonder if it’s being discontinued.

    Gotta throw this one in, too:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Not a real commercial, but slightly better than the Coors Light coaches commercials:
    http://www.youtube.c...

  • KevinW | April 30, 2010 at 11:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”388367″]first the casa del puebo super mercado randomly starts stocking stadium mustard, now garcia’s liquors carries burger beer, and will soon have little kings!!! it truly is a beautiful world.[/quote]

    Would you be able to do a bobble-head with stadium mustard in one hand?

  • JTH | April 30, 2010 at 11:34 pm |

    [quote comment=”388375″]12 bottles for less than 7 bucks.[/quote]
    You got ripped off.

  • rpm | April 30, 2010 at 11:52 pm |

    [quote comment=”388374″][quote comment=”388367″]first the casa del puebo super mercado randomly starts stocking stadium mustard, now garcia’s liquors carries burger beer, and will soon have little kings!!! it truly is a beautiful world.[/quote]
    I haven’t seen that shit since high school.

    They gonna sell the 7-ouncers?

    I always found it ironic that it was also avaliable in 64-ounce mode.[/quote]

    7oz., and i hope they get 48 packs and not 8 packs

  • rpm | April 30, 2010 at 11:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”388375″][quote comment=”388372″]if i could only find a gen~ee bock, or the one to have when you’re havin’ more then one, and an ice cold natty boh natty boh[/quote]

    I picked up a different kind of Natty this week:
    http://www.youtube.c...
    12 bottles for less than 7 bucks. Wonder if it’s being discontinued.

    Gotta throw this one in, too:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Not a real commercial, but slightly better than the Coors Light coaches commercials:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    [quote comment=”388375″][quote comment=”388372″]if i could only find a gen~ee bock, or the one to have when you’re havin’ more then one, and an ice cold natty boh natty boh[/quote]

    I picked up a different kind of Natty this week:
    http://www.youtube.c...
    12 bottles for less than 7 bucks. Wonder if it’s being discontinued.

    Gotta throw this one in, too:
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Not a real commercial, but slightly better than the Coors Light coaches commercials:
    http://www.youtube.c...
    ah, i remember the johnson bit. that was huge for like a week.

  • Bob Loblaw | May 1, 2010 at 12:03 am |

    [quote comment=”388359″][quote comment=”388356″]Whatever happened to Leon?
    That guy was pretty funny.[/quote]

    Damn.
    Good question.

    —Ricko[/quote]

    I’ll bite. Few weeks back someone posted a picture of a rather nubile young lady which drew some typical ‘guy’ commentary. Right after Leon’s commentary, Fearless Leader admonished the populace for the maturity (or lack thereof)level.

    I figured that Leon was angered by being singled out–as after that day he never posted again. Or: I could be completely full of crap.

    you decide. :)