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The Robert Harvell Files, Vol. 2

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Back with another great set of football photos from Robert Harvell’s collection (if you missed the first installment, look here). Most of the ones in this batch are facemask- and helmet-related, including some killer stuff I’ve never seen before. Dig:

• We’ve all seen those U-shaped nose guard, like the one Larry Csonka used to wear. But I’ve never seen one positioned up high like this. Seems like it could do more harm than good, no?

• But that’s not the weirdest configuration of a U-guard that I’ve ever seen — this is. Never seen anything like that before. The player is Niners lineman Ron Singleton, from 1979. Looks like he was using two U-guards to protect his eyes from getting poked. Visors hadn’t yet made their on-field debut.

• This is, hands down, the thinnest, flimsiest-looking Lucite facebar I’ve ever seen.

• Speaking of Lucite, check this out: a full-Lucite backfield!

• Great shot of an executioner-style leather helmet/mask combo being worn way back in 1925. The player is Doug Wyckhoff of Georgia Tech.

• Awesome shot of Joe Perry wearing one of those plexiglass masks. That’s from a preseason game, though (8/15/54) — not sure if he ever wore that in a regular season game.

• Here’s a doozy of a view of Otis Taylor’s double single-bar.

• And wait, it gets better: a two-bar plus a single-bar.

• I’m not familiar with this odd accessory, so I asked Helmet Hut guru Curtis Worrell. “Oh my, very standard in those days,” he wrote back. “The reason for the brackets was to keep the sides of the softer helmet shells from caving in and damaging most likely an already broken jaw.”

• Speaking of broken jaws, after Dan Dierdorf broke his, he needed a special facemask. “That’s actualy the Cardinals helmet and facemask he wore during the regular season that was refitted with all-star stripes and decals for his trip to the Pro Bowl,” says Robert.

• These facemasks don’t quite reach Dierdorfian proportions, but they’re still plenty interesting.

• There is some seriously weird shit going on in this 1979 photo. The guy in the foreground is Rams lineman John Williams. I knew he wore two facemasks at once, but I’d never seen it all taped up like that. Meanwhile, check out the dude behind him — a different two-mask job, with its own tape job! Amazing.

• I knew Eddie LeBaron had worn this duck-like mask. I also knew it was actually two masks — a single-bar and an upturned bar (the latter of which had been worn on its own by Joe Perry). But I’d never seen a good photo that showed the separate components of of LeBaron’s mask until now.

• Most people have only seen the NFL 50th-anniversary patch being worn by the Vikings in Super Bowl IV, so here’s a bunch of shots of it being worn by other teams from that season.

• Here’s something I didn’t know: For that year’s Pro Bowl, the players wore the 50th-anniversary logo as a patch and as a helmet decal (instead of wearing an NFL logo helmet decal, which was the Pro Bowl protocol at the time).

• I believe this is from that same year’s AFL All-Star Game, with the AFL 10th-annivesary logo on the sleeves and helmets.

• Not sure I’ve ever seen a close-up of an AFL football before. Love that “Cushion-Control” logo!

That’s enough for today. More of Robert’s photos coming soon.

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Prince of Vests? There was some interesting uni-related chatter by the Angels’ broadcast team during yesterday’s game. Here’s the relevant back-and-forth, as transcribed by reader Seth Moorman:

Victor Rojas: Halos bustin’ out the vest jerseys today. The sleeveless. I got to think this is the first time we’ve seen ’em this year, right?

Mark Gubicza: Not too often. It’s a good look, really. Very comfortable if you are either a batter or pitcher to have sleeves like that. Reminds me of the old Pittsburgh Pirates back in the ’50s and ’60s. Mazeroski time. Back when you used to watch games, Victor.

Rojas: I go back even further — Ted Kluszewski. He used to just rip the sleeves off.

Gubicza: He was big enough to do so.

Rojas: He was a large man. Think Major League Baseball would allow that now? Some dude just, come out, just, “I’m Hot” — rrrriiipp — just go sleeveless?

Gubicza: Uhhh, don’t think so. No sports teams allow that anymore.

Rojas: Might get a phone call from Bob Watson.

Gubicza: No doubt. I think Prince Fielder tried to do that at one point, I thought he tried to rip the sleeves, and they end up making sure he didn’t do that any more. Too many games on TV now. Can’t get away with it.

Hmmmm, can’t say I recall hearing anything about Prince Fielder trying to perform a sleeve-ectomy on his jersey. Hell, he actually wears extra-long sleeves. Anyone know more about this, or was Gubicza just having an old-timer’s moment?

And I made a C-note, not bad: Big thanks to all the readers who came by my stoop sale on Saturday (and double-thanks to Ross for the six-pack). One guy — alas, I’ve forgotten his name — was actually in town from Boston for the weekend and decided to swing by. Others traveled much shorter distances, but I was glad to meet all of you. As I never get tired of saying, Uni Watch readers are the best. Thanks, gang.

Uni Watch News Ticker: As you know, I love old catalogs. And as I’ve mentioned several times in recent months, lately I’ve been collecting old pencil sharpeners. Those two passions recently merged when I came across this old brochure on eBay. It’s really, really wonderful, so I’ve scanned the whole thing for you to see here. … Interesting memorial gesture, as reported by Jack Krabbe: “Notre Dame Prep in Towson, Maryland, recently paid tribute to a Virginia lacrosse player who was killed by wearing orange ribbons in their hair and painting her #1 on their legs.” … Not that anyone cares, but the UFL recently posted an interesting Facebook update (big thanks to Parick Runge). … Larry Brunt reports that he was in Seattle for a recent Mariners/Angels game and encountered an Angels fan who was going around handing out these DIY memorial pins for pitcher Nick Adenhart and announcer Rory Markas. … Also from Larry: “I’m reading Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Season by Jonathan Eig. There’s an account of a Dodgers/Cards game in which ‘a ground ball by Carl Furillo somehow rolled up the sleeve of shortstop Marty Marion and got lost in his shirt.'” … That Maryland baseball team sure knows how to wear stirrups (with thanks to Kevin Hastings). … New logo for the Pac 10 (with thanks to Jerry Gardner Jr.). … Gumball helmet king Bill Jones has added two very special designs to his collection. First, remember Todd Asselin, the Chiefs fan whose helmet prototype was briefly shown on the air over 20 years ago (as I detailed in this ESPN column)? His helmet has now been gumball-ized. And remember when Packers lineman Ken Ruettgers added some jack-o-lantern decals to his helmet back on 10/31/94? That has now been immortalized as well. “The artwork for both of these was done by a fellow collector, David Jingo,” says Bill. “He is really good at creating these odd helmet designs.” … I don’t usually buy used footwear, but I made an exception the other day when I saw this totally rulin’ pair of Pro Keds at a local vintage shop. Are those magnificent or what? … An ad at the Angels’ stadium is apparently causing problems for some of the hitters, but hey, it’s just business, right? … Awesome contribution from Greg Zagorski, who writes: “Here are some mid-’80s NFL figurines that I got growing up. The cool part is that they’re also rubber stamps.” I’ve never seen these before, and I love them, in part because it’s so endearingly incongruous to have a bear wearing ram horns or eagle wings. … Chad Todd figures this kid‘s father must be a Uni Watch reader. … Anyone know why the Astros were wearing red ribbons on Saturday? And no, that’s not a leftover Mother’s Day ribbon — those were pink. … Brad Penny’s been wearing striped stirrups lately, but yesterday he went with striped socks. … Loads of Steelers “Batman” football cards here (big thanks to Michael Thomas). … Fox Sports misspelled Ivan Nova’s name when he made his MLB debut the other day (good catch by Grant Goldman). … More and more base coaches are wearing those flapless Wilson helmets (screen shot courtesy of Alex Higley). … Also from Alex: Never seen the “Slugger” logo that appears on these helmets. Note the manufacturer’s name on the box, too. … One more from Alex: Slugger Bird on a white helmet! … According to a reader who prefers to remain anonymous, the Giants’ pregame radio show is reporting that “there’s a contingent of Giants players who are petitioning management to get orange sannies to wear under the black stirrups. Possibly paired with the orange jerseys only.” … There was a see-thru effect on Dontrelle Willis’s jersey the other day (Alex Higley again). … “The organizers for the 10th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) have released their logo and mascot,” writes Jeremy Brahm. “The logo looks cool, but the mascot is just dorky. Turtles don’t need goggles!” … Also from Jeremy: “On ESPN’s SportsNation on Friday, they had video of Michael Jordan breaking a backboard in 1986 while playing in an exhibition in Italy for Stephanel Trieste. I have found other shots of the uniform, including one of James Worthy.” … My very favorite contribution from last year was a highlight video of a Texas Tech throwback baseball game, complete with old-timey newsreel-style commentary. Here’s this year’s version — I heartily recommend listening closely to the whole thing (blue-plate special from Kirk Heard). … “I was just watching the season premiere of Friday Night Lights and noticed that one of the East Dillon players was wearing a jersey that clearly had a swoosh covered up by a white patch,” writes Mike Rich. “At first I thought this was odd for a show that seems to allow quite a bit of corporate branding on the air, but then I remembered that Under Armour makes the West Dillon uniforms.” … Carlos Gonzalez has something written on his cap, but it’s hard to see exactly what it is. “Might have something to do with his uncle who recently died,” says the very Ticker-active Alex Higley. … Saturday’s junior welterweight showdown between Paulie Malignaggi and Amir Khan featured something you don’t often see: Reebok gloves. … Back in November I mentioned that Dock Ellis wore a very odd batting helmet in the 1971 All-Star Game. Turns out he wore it in the ’71 World Series, too. That shot is from an outstanding Fleer Sticker Project entry about the ’71 Series. It’s chock-full of great screen shots and observations — dig. … The Brewers are once again doing some All-Star Game campaigning on the field. It would be bad enough having this on the grass in foul territory, but there’s something really unseemly about having it on the dirt right behind home. Total bush league move. … I normally wouldn’t bother to show NBA draft caps, but it’s worth noting that they show the new logos for the Warriors, Jazz, and Cavs (with thanks to Mike Rowinski). … A Texas high school is in trouble for poaching the U. of Hawaii’s “H” logo.

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Four-titude: Four years ago today, I posted the inaugural entry on this site. Wasn’t sure I’d be able to provide fresh content on a daily basis, or if there was an audience for it even if I could, but I hoped for the best. Four years later, the site has proven to be more durable and rewarding than I ever could have imagined, and that’s largely due to all the fantastic contributions and support from you folks. From the daily commenters to the lurkers, I’m grateful to all of you, and I’m proud of what we’ve achieved here. Hope you are, too.

 

159 comments to The Robert Harvell Files, Vol. 2

  • John Doodigian | May 17, 2010 at 7:44 am |

    Four years of great informative postings. This is one of the best blogs around because of the civility of the posts. I’ve learned a lot from this blog. Not too many internet communities thrive like this has.

    Good work by all-and thanks PL for taking the plunge,

    JD

  • JTH | May 17, 2010 at 7:48 am |

    Happy anniversary, Paul. I’ll be wearing my Fantastic Four t-shirt and Uni Watch stirrups today in your honor (even though they don’t match).

  • Aaron | May 17, 2010 at 8:13 am |

    Anyone else annoyed by Rondo’s choice of footwear yesterday? I thought a law was passed in the mid-80s that required the Celtics to wear black shoes in the playoffs. I was young at the time so I may be mistaken.

    http://www.bostonher...

  • LI Phil | May 17, 2010 at 8:20 am |

    congrats on four great years paul!

  • Ryan B | May 17, 2010 at 8:20 am |

    “The Yankees-owned Yes Network misspelled Ivan Nova’s name when he made his MLB debut the other day (good catch by Grant Goldman).”

    Those graphics don’t look like YES to me (Red Sox fan here, so I don’t watch it much) – looks more like Fox. Can anyone else more familiar with their graphics package confirm?

  • Bryan | May 17, 2010 at 8:24 am |

    Thanks Paul for providing the uniform material each morning for 4 years!

  • War Damn Eagle | May 17, 2010 at 8:49 am |

    Happy 4th anniversary, UniWatch Blog!

  • Frosty | May 17, 2010 at 8:49 am |

    4…it’s a magic number…yes it is…

    Congrats and thanks Paul.

    Is it my Monday morning eyes, or do most of the stirrups featured in the Maryland photos vary in thickness?

    Frosty

  • dudebrotherman | May 17, 2010 at 8:52 am |

    Cograts on 4 years!! Best blog on the net, dawg!!!

  • SaveFarris | May 17, 2010 at 8:53 am |

    RE: Astros red ribbons

    Saturday was the Annual AIDS Day in San Fransisco. Here’s a pic of the home team’s ribbon.

  • Mark K | May 17, 2010 at 8:59 am |

    Wow- I’ve blown off a lot of time at work over the last 4 years.

  • Jeremy | May 17, 2010 at 9:15 am |

    congrats on 4 years!
    Tom McCarthy and Gary Matthews were having a little uni-centric talk on Friday night’s Phillies games- Sarge even used the term “double-knit”.

  • Terry Proctor | May 17, 2010 at 9:15 am |

    Happy fourth Paul! That little kid is a scream.

  • Bob | May 17, 2010 at 9:16 am |

    “That Maryland baseball team sure knows how to wear stirrups (with thanks to Kevin Hastings).”

    Too bad the Under Armour shirts and pants ruin the rest of the uniform.

  • Tom V | May 17, 2010 at 9:21 am |

    Interesting find on ebay, the Shea Stadium light. Any idea what it was used for?

  • Luther Mahoney | May 17, 2010 at 9:21 am |

    Re.:AFL ball with “cushion control”

    That ball was the J6V model that the league used from 1960 to 1964 when Spalding,apparently,
    discontinued that ball model. From 1965 until the merger,the league switched to the Spalding J5V which
    did not have the “cushion control” feature.

  • Paul Lukas | May 17, 2010 at 9:23 am |

    [quote comment=”390465″]Interesting find on ebay, the Shea Stadium light. Any idea what it was used for?[/quote]

    Actually, several people have now checked in to tell me that it’s probably a bogus/faux reproduction that was never used on-site. Too bad. I’m gonna take it out of the Ticker.

  • Joe M. | May 17, 2010 at 9:26 am |

    [quote comment=”390453″]Anyone else annoyed by Rondo’s choice of footwear yesterday? I thought a law was passed in the mid-80s that required the Celtics to wear black shoes in the playoffs. I was young at the time so I may be mistaken.

    http://www.bostonher...

    Rondo has been wearing the opposite color shoes for a couple months now. He is wearing dark shoes at home and white on the road.

    There may be a reason (and a fine?) for why he is doing it, but I have not seen or heard one given.

  • JamesP. | May 17, 2010 at 9:32 am |

    Happy 4th Anniversary Uni Watch Blog!

  • Ricko | May 17, 2010 at 9:33 am |

    Congratulations on four years, Paul.

    Lotta work. Lotta dedication.

    Tough job well done.

    —Ricko

  • dwight | May 17, 2010 at 9:37 am |

    Congrats on 4 years!

    More important, thank you for helping me realize I’m not the only person on the planet who thinks a uni is important.

    Like my high school baseball team said when we got new unis our Senior year – the uni may not make you win or lose, but “If you look good, you feel good. If you feel good, you play good.”

  • Lou | May 17, 2010 at 9:39 am |

    Happy 4th Anniversary. This site is great, I don’t know how we lived without it!

  • random reader | May 17, 2010 at 9:40 am |

    [quote comment=”390455″]”The Yankees-owned Yes Network misspelled Ivan Nova’s name when he made his MLB debut the other day (good catch by Grant Goldman).”

    Those graphics don’t look like YES to me (Red Sox fan here, so I don’t watch it much) – looks more like Fox. Can anyone else more familiar with their graphics package confirm?[/quote]
    Those are not the YES Network graphics. Blame Fox Sports Detroit; Nova debuted against the Tigers.

  • scott | May 17, 2010 at 9:41 am |

    [quote comment=”390460″]RE: Astros red ribbons

    Saturday was the Annual AIDS Day in San Fransisco. Here’s a pic of the home team’s ribbon.[/quote]

    Sort of defeats the purpose by wearing their red brick road jerseys – you can’t even really see the ribbon.

    Interesting that the Astros wore their grays Friday night with the Giants in orange. It seems there would have been enough contrast between the colors…

  • Brian | May 17, 2010 at 9:46 am |

    Congrats on 4 great years, Paul!

    I’ve been reading since the beginning, and I also had doubts about whether there was enough uni-based content to fill up a full-time blog.

    You’ve far exceeded my expectations.

    Great job!!!

  • James Hayden | May 17, 2010 at 9:46 am |

    Happy 4th!

  • Hank | May 17, 2010 at 9:48 am |

    Happy Anny!!

  • TomServaux96 | May 17, 2010 at 9:49 am |

    This is one of the great things about the internet — it provides Uni Idiots like myself with their own village.

    (Wow — that sounded much better in my head…)

    Thank you for 4 great years, Paul.

  • Ricko | May 17, 2010 at 9:53 am |

    [quote comment=”390478″]This is one of the great things about the internet — it provides Uni Idiots like myself with their own village.

    (Wow — that sounded much better in my head…)

    Thank you for 4 great years, Paul.[/quote]

    It takes a village to raise an idiot.

    Or, in our case, many, many idiots
    (myself included, so don’t anybody go all, “Who u callin’ a idiot?” on us).

    —Ricko

  • JimWa | May 17, 2010 at 9:53 am |

    Four years? Wow. It’s like 1/25th of a Cubs drought!

    To celebrate – and to stop being a freeloader – I’ll be signing up for my membership tonight. I also encourage others like me (regular readers/commenters who haven’t become a member) to do the same on this important date!

  • interlockingtc | May 17, 2010 at 9:56 am |

    Happy 4th Uniwatch! As part of the morning ritual as the cup of joe and feeding the cat.

    Those Pro Keds are supremely cool.

  • Matthew Robins | May 17, 2010 at 9:59 am |

    Happy 4th! In honor of this special day, I’m going to dry clean my Ottawa 67’s Barber Pole Jersey at my favorite dry cleaners in Skokie.

  • Squiddie | May 17, 2010 at 10:01 am |

    Aren’t we supposed to wear the special caps on the 4th? (Or, since this is Uni Watch, stirrups?)

  • Jeremy | May 17, 2010 at 10:05 am |

    [quote comment=”390480″]Four years? Wow. It’s like 1/25th of a Cubs drought!

    To celebrate – and to stop being a freeloader – I’ll be signing up for my membership tonight. I also encourage others like me (regular readers/commenters who haven’t become a member) to do the same on this important date![/quote]

    touche- thanks for the encouragement

  • LI Phil | May 17, 2010 at 10:11 am |

    [quote comment=”390483″]Aren’t we supposed to wear the special caps on the 4th? (Or, since this is Uni Watch, stirrups?)[/quote]

    i had thought about wearing this

    except that i don’t own (and never would)

    just so much wrong with that (yes, i know it’s a fan/fashion jersey)…yet without UW, we’d never have a forum to explore why

  • Squiddie | May 17, 2010 at 10:16 am |

    Since I brought it up, what would the signature Uni Watch stirrups look like?

    Lots of purple, right?

  • Geeman | May 17, 2010 at 10:17 am |

    Long live Uniwatch.

  • The Jeff | May 17, 2010 at 10:18 am |

    [quote comment=”390486″]Since I brought it up, what would the signature Uni Watch stirrups look like?

    Lots of purple, right?[/quote]

    That’s a really silly question to ask when there’s one hanging from the UniWatch logo already, ya freak. :P

  • Squiddie | May 17, 2010 at 10:22 am |

    [quote comment=”390488″][quote comment=”390486″]Since I brought it up, what would the signature Uni Watch stirrups look like?

    Lots of purple, right?[/quote]

    That’s a really silly question to ask when there’s one hanging from the UniWatch logo already, ya freak. :P[/quote]

    But that’s for everyday use. I was thinkin’ fancy.

  • frankenslade | May 17, 2010 at 10:32 am |

    Maybe Dock Ellis’ helmet was on acid too.

  • Matthew Robins | May 17, 2010 at 10:38 am |

    One more thing, Greg Zagorski; if you are the same Greg Zagorski from Niles North H.S. ’98, and reading this, HOW ARE YOU, Z-man!?

  • The Jeff | May 17, 2010 at 10:41 am |

    [quote comment=”390489″][quote comment=”390488″][quote comment=”390486″]Since I brought it up, what would the signature Uni Watch stirrups look like?

    Lots of purple, right?[/quote]

    That’s a really silly question to ask when there’s one hanging from the UniWatch logo already, ya freak. :P[/quote]

    But that’s for everyday use. I was thinkin’ fancy.[/quote]

    Oh. Well, in that case, probably black to go with the rest of the fancy anniversary uniform.

  • John LT | May 17, 2010 at 10:42 am |

    Well done, Mr. Lukas. Good seeing you at the stoop sale. The Minnesota hoodie is a hit.

  • random reader | May 17, 2010 at 10:44 am |

    Sorry to interrupt.

    Paul, are you going to edit the ticker item about Ivan Nova’s misspelled name to blame Fox Sports Detroit and not the YES Network?

    Carry on with the 4th anniversary celebration.

  • Chance Michaels | May 17, 2010 at 10:47 am |

    [quote comment=”390485″][quote comment=”390483″]Aren’t we supposed to wear the special caps on the 4th? (Or, since this is Uni Watch, stirrups?)[/quote]

    i had thought about wearing this

    except that i don’t own (and never would)

    just so much wrong with that (yes, i know it’s a fan/fashion jersey)…yet without UW, we’d never have a forum to explore why[/quote]
    Agreed – I’ll wear this instead.

  • Chance Michaels | May 17, 2010 at 10:52 am |

    Happy anniversary, Paul.

    I believe flowers are the traditional gift for your 4th.

  • mtjaws | May 17, 2010 at 10:54 am |

    Congrats on 4 very informative years! We are officially obsessed.

    Regarding those “Nike” uniforms on “Friday Night Lights”, after a terrible first loss, the East Dillon Lions team burned those old jerseys, and in the next episode will be getting new ones, from Under Armour, of course.

    http://fc02.devianta...

    These are a much simpler design than the cross-town Dillon Panthers, and they have (lame) helmet numbers.

    http://www.fridaynig...

    If you’ve never watched the show, you are missing a great slice-of-life drama, that happens to revolve around football. Highly recommended.

  • Tom Farley | May 17, 2010 at 10:57 am |

    Paul, I believe the best compliment I could pay you is this: I’m here every day. I might not post a comment every day, but I’m here every day.

    Happy anniversary. Thank you.

  • The Ol Goaler | May 17, 2010 at 11:07 am |

    Happy 4th anniversary from (left to right) Whitey Kurowski, Enos Slaughter, Marty Marion and Stan Musial!

    The video of the football-savvy two-year-old brought back memories; Mrs. Goaler and I were once foster parents — when our since-adopted son first came into our lives, he was just over two, but only had a 20-word vocabulary (very limited and unusual at that age)… it was amazing how many words he gained in a short period of time; apparently nobody had talked to him before!

  • JTH | May 17, 2010 at 11:07 am |

    [quote comment=”390497″]Congrats on 4 very informative years! We are officially obsessed.

    Regarding those “Nike” uniforms on “Friday Night Lights”, after a terrible first loss, the East Dillon Lions team burned those old jerseys, and in the next episode will be getting new ones, from Under Armour, of course.

    http://fc02.devianta...

    These are a much simpler design than the cross-town Dillon Panthers, and they have (lame) helmet numbers.

    http://www.fridaynig...

    If you’ve never watched the show, you are missing a great slice-of-life drama, that happens to revolve around football. Highly recommended.[/quote]
    ***Spoiler alert: if you didn’t see the episodes when they aired on DirecTV and you want to be surprised when the unis make their debut on the show, don’t click these links ***

    I like the Lions’ unis, regardless of the helmet numbers.

    It’s a a back-to-basics look that’s a huge upgrade over the crap the Panthers wear and further proof that Under Armour is capable of producing decent stuff.

  • JTH | May 17, 2010 at 11:10 am |

    Ummm… I guess my spoiler alert was useless if the first link mtjaws posted showed the Lions’ new unis.

    I don’t know what the pic was, because the web filter blocked it.

  • frankenslade | May 17, 2010 at 11:11 am |

    Apropos of nothing whatsoever, has Terry Francona ever been seen on the field or in the dugout – during a game – wearing an actual Red Sox jersey? I don’t recall him ever wearing a Phillies jersey when he managed the Phils, just a warm-up jacket or that pullover with the sleeves pushed up (he even had short-sleeved versions) and a red t-shirt showing through. Likewise, I just scanned through 12 pages of Google images and didn’t see a single in-game shot of Francona simply wearing a Red Sox jersey.

  • LI Phil | May 17, 2010 at 11:11 am |

    [quote comment=”390499″]The video of the football-savvy two-year-old brought back memories[/quote]

    OMG…that’s one of the funniest things i’ve ever seen!

    “the vi-queens are whiny crybabies”

    –from the mouths of babes

  • Justin | May 17, 2010 at 11:14 am |

    Does it look to anyone else like Dontrelle Willis is wearing a Duquesne University shirt under his jersey?

    http://farm4.static....

    They use virtually the same font as Detroit for their logo and recently discontinued their baseball program. I just don’t know of a connection to Willis. Anyone?

  • Teebz | May 17, 2010 at 11:28 am |

    Happy anniversary, Paul, Phil, Vinny, Redemske, and everyone else who has been a major factor in making this a daily stop on my Interwebs tour.

    To everyone else, keep being all-stars! This community is great!

    Oh, and watch more hockey. LOL

  • Matt from L.A. | May 17, 2010 at 11:33 am |

    Happy 4th to you Paul.

  • DarkAudit | May 17, 2010 at 11:46 am |
  • scott | May 17, 2010 at 11:49 am |

    [quote comment=”390503″]Apropos of nothing whatsoever, has Terry Francona ever been seen on the field or in the dugout – during a game – wearing an actual Red Sox jersey? I don’t recall him ever wearing a Phillies jersey when he managed the Phils, just a warm-up jacket or that pullover with the sleeves pushed up (he even had short-sleeved versions) and a red t-shirt showing through. Likewise, I just scanned through 12 pages of Google images and didn’t see a single in-game shot of Francona simply wearing a Red Sox jersey.[/quote]

    He wore the jersey by itself during the 2005 All-Star Game that he managed.

  • Jet | May 17, 2010 at 11:53 am |

    That Fleer Sticker Project page with the screen caps of the ’71 series is chock full of goodies.

    Catch the pic of Don Buford running across the mound in front of Dock Ellis after being thrown out at first – in light of the recent A-Rod scuffle. Says no mention was made that Buford was violating some unwritten rule.

    And the last pic… oh man, that classic Jim Palmer wind-up in mid-stride. Wow.

    -Jet

  • Squiddie | May 17, 2010 at 11:55 am |

    [quote comment=”390504″][quote comment=”390499″]The video of the football-savvy two-year-old brought back memories[/quote]

    OMG…that’s one of the funniest things i’ve ever seen!

    “the vi-queens are whiny crybabies”

    –from the mouths of babes[/quote]

    –comes Pablum.

  • Mike Engle | May 17, 2010 at 11:59 am |

    [quote comment=”390489″][quote comment=”390488″][quote comment=”390486″]Since I brought it up, what would the signature Uni Watch stirrups look like?

    Lots of purple, right?[/quote]

    That’s a really silly question to ask when there’s one hanging from the UniWatch logo already, ya freak. :P[/quote]

    But that’s for everyday use. I was thinkin’ fancy.[/quote]
    A green/gold/burgundy/gold/green stripe pattern (like the runner at the top) on a white stirrup, OR three stripes–burgundy, gold, and green, from top to bottom, on white. Perhaps?

  • Camryn | May 17, 2010 at 11:59 am |

    That new Warriors logo is seriously annoying me.

    I presume the bridge is supposed to be the Bay Bridge. I can see the logic in that choice as it harks back to the old Golden Gate Bridge logo but shows that the team has a stronger East Bay fan base than in the city or Marin.

    However, the image appears to be clip-art or simply a different bridge. It has diagonal cables whereas the Bay Bridge has vertical cables.

    http://www.mainelife...

    Does anyone recognize the bridge in the logo?

    Don’t even get me started on the standard windows font the wording is done in.

  • scott | May 17, 2010 at 12:05 pm |

    [quote comment=”390511″]That Fleer Sticker Project page with the screen caps of the ’71 series is chock full of goodies.

    Catch the pic of Don Buford running across the mound in front of Dock Ellis after being thrown out at first – in light of the recent A-Rod scuffle. Says no mention was made that Buford was violating some unwritten rule.

    And the last pic… oh man, that classic Jim Palmer wind-up in mid-stride. Wow.

    -Jet[/quote]

    It’s always good to see the bullpen carts, too. MLB Network the other day was showing a 1985 Cardinals at Mets game, and one of the Mets’ relievers got into the cart and was transported to the mound. When did teams stop using the bullpen buggies?

  • JTH | May 17, 2010 at 12:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”390514″]
    Does anyone recognize the bridge in the logo?
    [/quote]
    Yes.

  • Paul Lukas | May 17, 2010 at 12:12 pm |

    [quote comment=”390494″]Sorry to interrupt.

    Paul, are you going to edit the ticker item about Ivan Nova’s misspelled name to blame Fox Sports Detroit and not the YES Network?

    Carry on with the 4th anniversary celebration.[/quote]

    Done.

  • Squiddie | May 17, 2010 at 12:13 pm |

    More of Eddie LeBaron’s Daffy Duck mask.

    Side view

    Huddle view

    Bench view

    Sideline view

    Olszewski view

    Locker room view

  • Chance Michaels | May 17, 2010 at 12:20 pm |

    [quote comment=”390516″][quote comment=”390514″]
    Does anyone recognize the bridge in the logo?
    [/quote]
    Yes.[/quote]
    That’s the best part of the logo – in a few years, the Eastern Span with its diagonal cables will be an icon of the area, connecting Oakland and SF.

    And the Warriors will already be associated with it.

  • Ricko | May 17, 2010 at 12:22 pm |

    Against the Packers in their all-whites (including helmets), I’d say.
    (well, best check with TimmyB for corroboration).
    http://www.gstatic.c...

    —Ricko

  • JB Early | May 17, 2010 at 12:22 pm |

    Absolutely Happy 4th! Uni Watch is a great & much needed niche blog. Since 4 year anniv. gift is an appliance, you get an imaginary state of the art Singer! Some of my grumpy old man comments aside, I couldn’t believe my luck when I first discovered UW. Long may you run. . ..

  • rpm | May 17, 2010 at 12:23 pm |

    happy fourth paul!

    i love that tech call, he did even better this year, and i didn’t think it possible. “jelly bean filled with sunshine”, just brilliant. i am going to need to listen to that a few times, so i can use some of those calls.

    okay, here is warning that most of you won’t need, but on the outside shot that one of you might have a budget computer with the top cracked off so you can have a fan cooling it, AND you are making beer for the first time, heed this sage advice. if your cool dark place is right next to your cracked open hard drive, find another place, because sometimes wort shoots out of the fermentation lock like a geyser. and you do not want to be lying in bed hearing pffft pfffft pfffffffft, only to realize after you find your spectacles that your wort is filling your hard drive. you don’t want that, that’s bad.

  • Chance Michaels | May 17, 2010 at 12:29 pm |

    [quote comment=”390520″]Against the Packers in their all-whites (including helmets), I’d say.
    (well, best check with TimmyB for corroboration).
    http://www.gstatic.c...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I’m no Timmy, but it sure could be. Have to check my references.

  • Chance Michaels | May 17, 2010 at 12:33 pm |

    [quote comment=”390523″][quote comment=”390520″]Against the Packers in their all-whites (including helmets), I’d say.
    (well, best check with TimmyB for corroboration).
    http://www.gstatic.c...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I’m no Timmy, but it sure could be. Have to check my references.[/quote]

    Confirmed – could be. Here are the 1958 Packers in their all-whites. Matches the uniform in your photo.

  • Squiddie | May 17, 2010 at 12:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”390523″][quote comment=”390520″]Against the Packers in their all-whites (including helmets), I’d say.
    (well, best check with TimmyB for corroboration).
    http://www.gstatic.c...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I’m no Timmy, but it sure could be. Have to check my references.[/quote]
    It could be the October 19, 1958 game. The files have photos from two games and then the other would be the October 12th game against the Giants.

    Another game shot

    One more.

  • Tim | May 17, 2010 at 12:50 pm |

    Congrats on 4 entertaining years Paul & company. I’m a daily reader but not a member because I can’t do a Rockies membership card without purple. The 4th anniversary seems like the perfect occasion to grant amnesty to all the Rockies, Vikings, LSU, Northwestern, etc. fans out there. In fact is it just me or is that “4” logo at the end of today’s post a shade of lavender?

  • Sylvain | May 17, 2010 at 12:57 pm |

    Two-tone batting helmet is back. This is from the Ottawa Fat Cats, a small team in the IBL, in Ontario. More pictures in the gallery:

    http://freedomphotog...

  • =bg= | May 17, 2010 at 12:59 pm |

    Not really an NBA fan, but with those new cap logos; am I just being a dope, is the Jerry West outline in all of them?

  • =bg= | May 17, 2010 at 1:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”390460″]RE: Astros red ribbons

    Saturday was the Annual AIDS Day in San Fransisco. Here’s a pic of the home team’s ribbon.[/quote]

    Watched this game, the ribbon didn’t even show on the Astros brick-red jerseys.

  • Paul Lukas | May 17, 2010 at 1:04 pm |

    [quote comment=”390526″]is it just me or is that “4” logo at the end of today’s post a shade of lavender?[/quote]

    It’s just you.

    But your idea for a one-day purple amnesty program is a good one. If anyone wants to sign up for a purple-inclusive membership card, today — and only today — I will honor all such requests!

  • Matthew Robins | May 17, 2010 at 1:09 pm |

    The Bean Brawl Game! http://mlb.mlb.com/v...

    So many beautiful stirrups…

  • flip | May 17, 2010 at 1:23 pm |

    Allow me to joint the chorus thanking you for four years of posts. Great milestone. Also, thank you for the interesting and eclectic assortment of weekend contributors, Vince, Bryan and Phil. Most of all thank you for acknowledging that I was not the only one out there who appreciated athletic aesthetics as much as the athletic pursuits themselves. This blog always introduces me to something new. Today, though, that YouTube video put an extra smile on my face.

  • JimV19 | May 17, 2010 at 1:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”390509″]Fred and Barney said it best.

    Happy 4th![/quote]

    You know, I haven’t seen that episode in decades, yet every now and then that song pops up in my head. ‘Tis indeed a timeless classic, and a deserving choice for this blog.

    Congratulations and thanks to Paul, Phil and the whole UW team.

  • Russ | May 17, 2010 at 1:39 pm |

    Fielder was slashing his sleeves underneath, not cutting them off like Klu.

  • M.Princip | May 17, 2010 at 1:39 pm |

    Happy fourth year here at the Uniwatch…..blog. Worse thing about the name blog is that it is keyword firewalled at most corporate sites. How evil is that shit. Right up there with sex, Madden/video games, drugs, …..etc. Maybe blog isn’t such a bad name after all. :o/

  • Bernard | May 17, 2010 at 1:41 pm |

    STEP 1: Reading Uni Watch on espn.com, but not the blog (How could there possibly be anything to read about every day?)

    STEP 2: Reading blog, but not the comments (Who cares what anybody else thinks?)

    STEP 3: Reading comments, but never commenting myself (Who cares what I think?)

    STEP 4: Joining the discussion (Realizing that, still, nobody cares what I think.)

    Thanks to Paul, Phil, and everyone in this Uni World for the information, inspiration, debate and camaraderie. Happy 4th anniversary!

  • Jet | May 17, 2010 at 1:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”390531″]The Bean Brawl Game! http://mlb.mlb.com/v...

    So many beautiful stirrups…[/quote]
    Wow, how is it possible this is the first time I’m seeing this, considering my Padres fandom during their brown/gold era?!?!?!

    Oh yeah, the stirrups are mighty sweet…

    -Jet

  • JimWa | May 17, 2010 at 1:47 pm |

    [quote comment=”390536″]STEP 1: Reading Uni Watch on espn.com, but not the blog (How could there possibly be anything to read about every day?)

    STEP 2: Reading blog, but not the comments (Who cares what anybody else thinks?)

    STEP 3: Reading comments, but never commenting myself (Who cares what I think?)

    STEP 4: Joining the discussion (Realizing that, still, nobody cares what I think.)

    Thanks to Paul, Phil, and everyone in this Uni World for the information, inspiration, debate and camaraderie.

    Happy 4th anniversary![/quote]

    Step 5: Get publicly recognized for a ticker entry

    Step 6: The (your name here) Files

  • M.Princip | May 17, 2010 at 1:49 pm |

    Diggin’ the Harvell Files today.

    Don’t try and get past RH with that bogus Merlin Olsen helmet you’re auctioning off for 20 grand. Unh ah, Harvell, more than likely, has photo’s of the real deal, right down to the rivet curls.

  • rpm | May 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”390530″][quote comment=”390526″]is it just me or is that “4” logo at the end of today’s post a shade of lavender?[/quote]

    It’s just you.

    But your idea for a one-day purple amnesty program is a good one. If anyone wants to sign up for a purple-inclusive membership card, today — and only today — I will honor all such requests![/quote]

    i don’t know fearless leader, that four looks pretty purpleish to me. might not be lavender, but there is a little iris to it on my machine too. or perhaps a light ultramarine? either way, it walks the line.

    you’ll love this. the gal that has the displeasure of dealing with the revolution at tck is having her wedding anniversary today, and we were talking about how she skipped work friday, and how i had hoped it was for good reasons(we talk 3 times a week at least). apparently she took off to hop in the camper and go to the drag races in atlanta to celebrate with the hubby for the weekend. awesome.

  • JimV19 | May 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”390530″][quote comment=”390526″]is it just me or is that “4” logo at the end of today’s post a shade of lavender?[/quote]

    It’s just you.

    But your idea for a one-day purple amnesty program is a good one. If anyone wants to sign up for a purple-inclusive membership card, today — and only today — I will honor all such requests![/quote]

    Maulers fans, rejoice!
    http://www.sadera.co...

  • Squiddie | May 17, 2010 at 1:52 pm |

    A Uni Watch Dozen from the pages of Life

    1. Stirrups!

    2. Jerseys with proper stripes

    3. Great sweaters

    4. Classic uniforms

    5. Unusual photos

    6. Membership cards

    7. Bowling

    8. Bowling shirts

    9. Curling

    10. Cooking

    11. Sausages*

    12. Colorful regulars

    * It was this or Meat. Either is open to the usual jokes and I had this photo…

  • The Jeff | May 17, 2010 at 1:53 pm |

    [quote comment=”390538″][quote comment=”390536″]STEP 1: Reading Uni Watch on espn.com, but not the blog (How could there possibly be anything to read about every day?)

    STEP 2: Reading blog, but not the comments (Who cares what anybody else thinks?)

    STEP 3: Reading comments, but never commenting myself (Who cares what I think?)

    STEP 4: Joining the discussion (Realizing that, still, nobody cares what I think.)

    Thanks to Paul, Phil, and everyone in this Uni World for the information, inspiration, debate and camaraderie.

    Happy 4th anniversary![/quote]

    Step 5: Get publicly recognized for a ticker entry

    Step 6: The (your name here) Files[/quote]

    I hope one day I can reach step 6, just to drive everyone crazy with 2 the’s right next to each other.

  • JimV19 | May 17, 2010 at 1:55 pm |

    There’s just something comical about those Rams facemasks:
    http://farm3.static....
    Maybe it’s the pose, but it makes me laugh. Great shot.

  • JimV19 | May 17, 2010 at 2:00 pm |

    [quote comment=”390542″]3. Great sweaters[/quote]

    Going back to yesterday’s conversation, here’s someone who doesn’t look older than her years…

  • JimV19 | May 17, 2010 at 2:01 pm |

    [quote comment=”390545″][quote comment=”390542″]3. Great sweaters[/quote]

    Going back to yesterday’s conversation, here’s someone who doesn’t look older than her years…[/quote]

    Neither did that Swedish track star from one of Squiddie’s other Life montages.

  • JTH | May 17, 2010 at 2:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”390540″][quote comment=”390530″][quote comment=”390526″]is it just me or is that “4” logo at the end of today’s post a shade of lavender?[/quote]

    It’s just you.

    But your idea for a one-day purple amnesty program is a good one. If anyone wants to sign up for a purple-inclusive membership card, today — and only today — I will honor all such requests![/quote]

    i don’t know fearless leader, that four looks pretty purpleish to me. might not be lavender, but there is a little iris to it on my machine too. or perhaps a light ultramarine? either way, it walks the line.

    you’ll love this. the gal that has the displeasure of dealing with the revolution at tck is having her wedding anniversary today, and we were talking about how she skipped work friday, and how i had hoped it was for good reasons(we talk 3 times a week at least). apparently she took off to hop in the camper and go to the drag races in atlanta to celebrate with the hubby for the weekend. awesome.[/quote]
    A purple 4? You think that’s PURPLE?

    Mr. Grimm would like a word with you.

    Wait. No.

    Mr. Grimm would like a word with you.

  • Miles | May 17, 2010 at 2:13 pm |

    With this being the fourth anniversary of UW, I would be amiss if I didn’t send a shoutout to the ole’ bench coach Bryan Redemske. His posts always pulled me back to the site. I think his 2008 CWS post may be my favorite (what’s up Slaby?). Regardless of what has been said about his style of posts, I’d be hard pressed to find a more interesting reading on what many times is an uninteresting topic.

    Kudos to all

  • Squiddie | May 17, 2010 at 2:22 pm |

    [quote comment=”390546″][quote comment=”390545″][quote comment=”390542″]3. Great sweaters[/quote]

    Going back to yesterday’s conversation, here’s someone who doesn’t look older than her years…[/quote]

    Neither did that Swedish track star from one of Squiddie’s other Life montages.[/quote]

    You know, I was going to include her to make it a baker’s dozen and I thought, no that would be overplaying the Gunhild Larking card.

    BTW, Elizabeth Taylor was only 16 (!) when she posed for the photo wearing the All-American sweater.

  • LI Phil | May 17, 2010 at 2:24 pm |

    [quote comment=”390547″][quote comment=”390540″][quote comment=”390530″][quote comment=”390526″]is it just me or is that “4” logo at the end of today’s post a shade of lavender?[/quote]

    It’s just you.

    But your idea for a one-day purple amnesty program is a good one. If anyone wants to sign up for a purple-inclusive membership card, today — and only today — I will honor all such requests![/quote]

    i don’t know fearless leader, that four looks pretty purpleish to me. might not be lavender, but there is a little iris to it on my machine too. or perhaps a light ultramarine? either way, it walks the line.

    you’ll love this. the gal that has the displeasure of dealing with the revolution at tck is having her wedding anniversary today, and we were talking about how she skipped work friday, and how i had hoped it was for good reasons(we talk 3 times a week at least). apparently she took off to hop in the camper and go to the drag races in atlanta to celebrate with the hubby for the weekend. awesome.[/quote]
    A purple 4? You think that’s PURPLE?

    Mr. Grimm would like a word with you.

    Wait. No.

    Mr. Grimm would like a word with you.[/quote]

    hmmm…isn’t that “4” s’posed to be the same color as these goregous caps?

    i wouldn’t call that purple, but ‘lavender’ might be argued…

  • Zac Neubauer | May 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm |

    Congrats on 4 great years Paul and company.

  • JimV19 | May 17, 2010 at 2:30 pm |

    [quote comment=”390530″]But your idea for a one-day purple amnesty program is a good one. If anyone wants to sign up for a purple-inclusive membership card, today — and only today — I will honor all such requests![/quote]

    Just think how much those cards will be worth on eBay someday!

  • Ry Co 40 | May 17, 2010 at 2:37 pm |

    congrats on 4 action packed years!

    still a daily read… and i wouldn’t even want to start to imagine what i wouldn’t have if it weren’t for uniwatch and it’s fine people!

    this blog is clearly my biggest inspiration…

    thanks paul (& friends)!!!

  • JTH | May 17, 2010 at 2:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”390553″][quote comment=”390530″]But your idea for a one-day purple amnesty program is a good one. If anyone wants to sign up for a purple-inclusive membership card, today — and only today — I will honor all such requests![/quote]

    Just think how much those cards will be worth on eBay someday![/quote]
    *crossing fingers and hoping someone gets a Burger King and/or Wild Wing card*

  • JimWa | May 17, 2010 at 2:50 pm |

    [quote comment=”390555″][quote comment=”390553″][quote comment=”390530″]But your idea for a one-day purple amnesty program is a good one. If anyone wants to sign up for a purple-inclusive membership card, today — and only today — I will honor all such requests![/quote]

    Just think how much those cards will be worth on eBay someday![/quote]
    *crossing fingers and hoping someone gets a Burger King and/or Wild Wing card*[/quote]

    Have I been totally overlooking the “5” on YouTube’s logo, or did they wait until Mid May to recognize thier 5th birthday from 2/14/05?

  • LI Phil | May 17, 2010 at 3:11 pm |

    [quote comment=”390556″]
    Have I been totally overlooking the “5” on YouTube’s logo, or did they wait until Mid May to recognize thier 5th birthday from 2/14/05?[/quote]

    wasn’t there before…must have been buffering

  • Richard Craig | May 17, 2010 at 3:14 pm |

    Four more years! Four more years!

    Uni Watch is a a true community — we’re all here because of a common interest, and there’s a real camaraderie and respect among everyone. That this site is so troll-free borders on the miraculous.

    It all starts with Paul, of course. His hard work on the site provides us with interesting content every day, and his personality sets the tone for all of our discussion.

    One last thing — in case people hadn’t noticed, Paul is a freakin’ great writer. This site would be worthwhile even if he weren’t, but he writes so well that it elevates everything to a higher level. As a writing teacher, I really appreciate it.

    Congrats and continued success to you, Paul!

  • Thomas | May 17, 2010 at 3:20 pm |

    I almost went to Hightower High School (it is a magnet school in Fort Bend ISD). I ended up playing for their hockey team at one point, and when we got new sweaters, we came very close to using the U of Hawaii logo.

    The uniform company said we couldn’t do it without a licensing fee, so instead we stuck with our old jersey design. The logo was ironically the Carolina Hurricane’s circle on the old Hartford Whaler’s template, with same navy, green, and silver colors. Prior to picking up the Hawaii “H”, the football team used that logo as well.

    I’m probably the only person in town who sees it and thinks it’s weird to see that Hurricane logo with the Whaler’s colors.

    As a side note to my already lengthy post: thanks for the four years Paul. I graduate high school this weekend, and it seems like this blog has been as much a part of my life as anything else in high school. Hopefully I’ll say the same thing when I finish college too.

  • Ricko | May 17, 2010 at 3:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”390551″][quote comment=”390547″][quote comment=”390540″][quote comment=”390530″][quote comment=”390526″]is it just me or is that “4” logo at the end of today’s post a shade of lavender?[/quote]

    It’s just you.

    But your idea for a one-day purple amnesty program is a good one. If anyone wants to sign up for a purple-inclusive membership card, today — and only today — I will honor all such requests![/quote]

    i don’t know fearless leader, that four looks pretty purpleish to me. might not be lavender, but there is a little iris to it on my machine too. or perhaps a light ultramarine? either way, it walks the line.

    you’ll love this. the gal that has the displeasure of dealing with the revolution at tck is having her wedding anniversary today, and we were talking about how she skipped work friday, and how i had hoped it was for good reasons(we talk 3 times a week at least). apparently she took off to hop in the camper and go to the drag races in atlanta to celebrate with the hubby for the weekend. awesome.[/quote]
    A purple 4? You think that’s PURPLE?

    Mr. Grimm would like a word with you.

    Wait. No.

    Mr. Grimm would like a word with you.[/quote]

    hmmm…isn’t that “4” s’posed to be the same color as these goregous caps?

    i wouldn’t call that purple, but ‘lavender’ might be argued…[/quote]

    Periwinkle never gets any recognition around here.

  • MPowers1634 | May 17, 2010 at 3:38 pm |

    Happy Birthday, UW!

    Thank you for allowing me an almost daily escape, Paul, Phil, and John!

  • rpm | May 17, 2010 at 3:39 pm |

    [quote comment=”390547″][quote comment=”390540″][quote comment=”390530″][quote comment=”390526″]is it just me or is that “4” logo at the end of today’s post a shade of lavender?[/quote]

    It’s just you.

    But your idea for a one-day purple amnesty program is a good one. If anyone wants to sign up for a purple-inclusive membership card, today — and only today — I will honor all such requests![/quote]

    i don’t know fearless leader, that four looks pretty purpleish to me. might not be lavender, but there is a little iris to it on my machine too. or perhaps a light ultramarine? either way, it walks the line.

    you’ll love this. the gal that has the displeasure of dealing with the revolution at tck is having her wedding anniversary today, and we were talking about how she skipped work friday, and how i had hoped it was for good reasons(we talk 3 times a week at least). apparently she took off to hop in the camper and go to the drag races in atlanta to celebrate with the hubby for the weekend. awesome.[/quote]
    A purple 4? You think that’s PURPLE?

    Mr. Grimm would like a word with you.

    Wait. No.

    Mr. Grimm would like a word with you.[/quote]

    i don’t know about that mister saboteur. and i have realized your brewing help was actually a sevenist plot to destroy the crappy computer of the revolution. et tu jameste, et tu?

  • Morty | May 17, 2010 at 3:40 pm |

    Congrats on the fourth anniversary. I’d send an electrical appliance (per Wikipedia’s list of modern anniversary gifts by year), but I’m not sure how well that would work out. Instead, I give you what may be the ultimate Oregon football uniform: the 1974 Organic Space Pigs.

    And no, I have no idea what’s going on there.

  • Dane | May 17, 2010 at 3:43 pm |

    Ignoring jokes about the individuals involved, who out there is buying RED Colts and Steelers jerseys?

    http://www.nflshop.c...
    http://www.nflshop.c...

  • Ricko | May 17, 2010 at 3:44 pm |

    I’m getting old, I repeat myself.

    (frickin’ computers sometimes. Ya think ya screwed up when it ain’t you at all!)

    Oh, Nurse…is it “Extra Jello Night”? I forget.

    I’m getting old, I repeat myself.

    Oh, Nurse…

    —Ricko

  • warren thompson | May 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm |

    [quote comment=”390525″][quote comment=”390523″][quote comment=”390520″]Against the Packers in their all-whites (including helmets), I’d say.
    (well, best check with TimmyB for corroboration).
    http://www.gstatic.c...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I’m no Timmy, but it sure could be. Have to check my references.[/quote]
    It could be the October 19, 1958 game. The files have photos from two games and then the other would be the October 12th game against the Giants.

    Another game shot

    One more.[/quote]

    Whatever made the Packers go all-white when their colors are blue, green, and gold?

  • Mike Engle | May 17, 2010 at 4:02 pm |

    [quote comment=”390538″][quote comment=”390536″]STEP 1: Reading Uni Watch on espn.com, but not the blog (How could there possibly be anything to read about every day?)

    STEP 2: Reading blog, but not the comments (Who cares what anybody else thinks?)

    STEP 3: Reading comments, but never commenting myself (Who cares what I think?)

    STEP 4: Joining the discussion (Realizing that, still, nobody cares what I think.)

    Thanks to Paul, Phil, and everyone in this Uni World for the information, inspiration, debate and camaraderie.

    Happy 4th anniversary![/quote]

    Step 5: Get publicly recognized for a ticker entry

    Step 6: The (your name here) Files[/quote]
    Disagree.
    Step 5: Get publicly recognized for a Ticker entry.
    Step 6: Work with the Bench Coach on a weekend piece.
    Step 7: Contribute a weekday article, giving Mr. Lukas a break. (I’m here, at Step 7.)
    Step 8: The (Your Name Here) Files.

  • Ricko | May 17, 2010 at 4:07 pm |

    [quote comment=”390569″][quote comment=”390525″][quote comment=”390523″][quote comment=”390520″]Against the Packers in their all-whites (including helmets), I’d say.
    (well, best check with TimmyB for corroboration).
    http://www.gstatic.c...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I’m no Timmy, but it sure could be. Have to check my references.[/quote]
    It could be the October 19, 1958 game. The files have photos from two games and then the other would be the October 12th game against the Giants.

    Another game shot

    One more.[/quote]

    Whatever made the Packers go all-white when their colors are blue, green, and gold?[/quote]

    A lot of White For Black & White TV’s Sake back then, I think.
    For several years the road version that Redskins uni (up through the first ones with feather helmet) had white pants.

    And, of course, for while the Giants wore white pants with their white jerseys (see second “Sneaker Game”).

    —Ricko

  • JimV19 | May 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm |

    [quote comment=”390567″]Ignoring jokes about the individuals involved, who out there is buying RED Colts and Steelers jerseys?

    http://www.nflshop.c...
    http://www.nflshop.c...

    People who apparently don’t want to get hit very hard.

    Bad enough to wear that at a home game – imagine wearing that red Steelers one in Cleveland or Baltimore.

    “Oh, you want us to go easy on you? Yeah, riiiight.”

  • JimWa | May 17, 2010 at 4:09 pm |

    I knew something about that NFL 50 logo was bothering me …

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

    It seems odd to have a single patch turned like a TV number. It may have been easier for the eyes to accept if there were identical logos on either shoulder, but how many times in NFL history has a short-term logo/patch been rotated so it was meant to be viewed from the player’s side and not their front?

  • JimWa | May 17, 2010 at 4:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”390572″][quote comment=”390567″]Ignoring jokes about the individuals involved, who out there is buying RED Colts and Steelers jerseys?

    http://www.nflshop.c...
    http://www.nflshop.c...

    People who apparently don’t want to get hit very hard.

    Bad enough to wear that at a home game – imagine wearing that red Steelers one in Cleveland or Baltimore.

    “Oh, you want us to go easy on you? Yeah, riiiight.”[/quote]

    … Or Arizona …

    Never mind. Their jerseys don’t look anything like that.

    Now.

  • Ricko | May 17, 2010 at 4:21 pm |

    [quote comment=”390572″][quote comment=”390567″]Ignoring jokes about the individuals involved, who out there is buying RED Colts and Steelers jerseys?

    http://www.nflshop.c...
    http://www.nflshop.c...

    People who apparently don’t want to get hit very hard.

    Bad enough to wear that at a home game – imagine wearing that red Steelers one in Cleveland or Baltimore.

    “Oh, you want us to go easy on you? Yeah, riiiight.”[/quote]

    People practicing to be like Big Ben?

    Y’know, riding their mopeds without a helmet, trying to peek at girls’ underpants on the bus….

  • JTH | May 17, 2010 at 4:41 pm |

    Completely off-topic, but I just found out about this.

    RIP RJD.

  • Johnny O | May 17, 2010 at 4:43 pm |

    You like sports-themed airplanes? Sure you do! Well, here is a Boeing 717 being transformed into “Brewers One”:
    http://vimeo.com/116...

    And here is the accompanied article:

    http://brewers.mlblo...

  • ren | May 17, 2010 at 4:46 pm |
  • Ricko | May 17, 2010 at 4:49 pm |

    Knew this was the Vikings’ Gene Washington…
    http://www.flickr.co...

    Was trying to figure out who’d been in the game before to keep Washington from wearing his normal #84.

    Finally dawned on me. Carroll Dale, Packers.

    Been bugging me all day.

    —Ricko

  • JimWa | May 17, 2010 at 4:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”390578″]http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3693905&cp=1452370.1452929.703247[/quote]

    I can’t explain why, but I really like it!

  • not Osama | May 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm |

    Sorry so late on the congrats for four great years! Thank you Paul and keep up the great work!
    Big shout out to Robert for the Harvell files!!!

  • Squiddie | May 17, 2010 at 5:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”390580″][quote comment=”390578″]http://shop.mlb.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3693905&cp=1452370.1452929.703247[/quote]

    I can’t explain why, but I really like it![/quote]
    If they could combine the red jersey with the TBTC lettering they’d be cooking with fire.

  • jeff from detroit | May 17, 2010 at 5:07 pm |

    congrats on 4 great years of uniwatchblog!

  • StLMarty | May 17, 2010 at 5:40 pm |

    I had one of those white Cardinals batting helmets. It was a promotion in the 80’s. Mine had the “Hot Wheels” logo on the back.

    I like the goggles on the turtle. Like the trunks, too.

  • rpm | May 17, 2010 at 5:45 pm |

    [quote comment=”390576″]Completely off-topic, but I just found out about this.

    RIP RJD.[/quote]

    nooooooooooooo. guess it gives me an excuse to post this one last time.

  • Matthew Robins | May 17, 2010 at 5:56 pm |

    From the wonderful world of Twitter, National NBA writer for the Boston Globe, Gary Washburn reports: “Cavaliers get fined twice by the NBA for wearing alternate uniforms without approval during the Celtics series”

    http://twitter.com/g...

    What an anniversary gift for Uni Watch!

  • Chase | May 17, 2010 at 6:16 pm |

    Hey Paul, the link to the Jazz hat is broken, and there isn’t any Jazz draft gear in the NBA store. Did you let the cat out of the bag too early, or what?

  • BurghFan | May 17, 2010 at 6:28 pm |

    More congratulations on the fourth anniversary, with a tip of the cap to Vince, Bryan, Phil, and Ek as well.

  • Mark | May 17, 2010 at 7:08 pm |

    Possible New T’Wolves Jersey??

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

  • LI Phil | May 17, 2010 at 7:41 pm |

    [quote comment=”390589″]Possible New T’Wolves Jersey??

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

    is that windows 3.1?

  • Jordan | May 17, 2010 at 7:47 pm |

    NBA Store has “coincidentally” removed the caps for the Jazz, Warriors and Cavaliers from their 2010 Draft Cap section. Leave it to the great folks at Uni Watch to catch the Association with egg on its face.

  • Korch | May 17, 2010 at 7:52 pm |

    Both Donny Kelly and Jim Leyland were at the final Duquesne University Baseball Fundraiser. This is the only place I could imagine he would have got the shirt. Since the program was recently discontinued, at the fundraiser, coach Mike Wilson gave away tons of gear including hats, t-shirts, etc..

    I have the same undershirt, and I attended as a former Duke.

  • Korch | May 17, 2010 at 7:53 pm |

    Sorry, in reference to the Dontrelle Willis Duquesne Dukes t-shirt:

    Both Donny Kelly and Jim Leyland were at the final Duquesne University Baseball Fundraiser. This is the only place I could imagine he would have got the shirt. Since the program was recently discontinued, at the fundraiser, coach Mike Wilson gave away tons of gear including hats, t-shirts, etc..

    I have the same undershirt, and I attended as a former Duke.

  • The Hemogoblin | May 17, 2010 at 8:01 pm |

    Happy birthday, Uni Watch Blog! I’m glad to have infinitesimally contributed to the construction of this thriving community of really weird people. I really wish I had more time to lurk in the comments section (I freaking miss it), but I still read every day and comment a couple of times a week. It’s one of my go-to websites, because it always has interesting and well-written content. Now, to start working on that reporting final that has been getting repeatedly sidetracked.

  • Josh | May 17, 2010 at 8:23 pm |

    YES just showed Jeter taking batting practice in the Gazoo (S100) helmet. Trying to get some of Cervelli’s good luck.

    Speaking of which — Cervelli has to take off his S100 while running the bases due to its size.

  • timmy b | May 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”390571″][quote comment=”390569″][quote comment=”390525″][quote comment=”390523″][quote comment=”390520″]Against the Packers in their all-whites (including helmets), I’d say.
    (well, best check with TimmyB for corroboration).
    http://www.gstatic.c...

    —Ricko[/quote]
    I’m no Timmy, but it sure could be. Have to check my references.[/quote]
    It could be the October 19, 1958 game. The files have photos from two games and then the other would be the October 12th game against the Giants.

    Another game shot

    One more.[/quote]

    Whatever made the Packers go all-white when their colors are blue, green, and gold?[/quote]

    A lot of White For Black & White TV’s Sake back then, I think.
    For several years the road version that Redskins uni (up through the first ones with feather helmet) had white pants.

    And, of course, for while the Giants wore white pants with their white jerseys (see second “Sneaker Game”).

    —Ricko[/quote]

    Squiddie and Chance got to it long before I did, and to their credit, they are right. Packers-Skins 10/19/58, Skins on top, 37-21. Thanks for coming thru.

    And Paul, congrats to you and the UW. You all have taught me more than you know.

  • The Jeff | May 17, 2010 at 8:25 pm |

    [quote comment=”390567″]Ignoring jokes about the individuals involved, who out there is buying RED Colts and Steelers jerseys?

    http://www.nflshop.c...
    http://www.nflshop.c...

    Colts/Steelers fans with Patriots/Browns fan friends? Red is the “Don’t hit me” color, right?

  • pflava | May 17, 2010 at 8:31 pm |

    I’m late to the party, but…

    Happy Anniversary to UW! I can’t imagine starting my mornings any other way.

    I missed the Jazz and Cavs draft hats. Anyone get a screen grab?

  • JimV19 | May 17, 2010 at 8:37 pm |

    [quote comment=”390597″][quote comment=”390567″]Ignoring jokes about the individuals involved, who out there is buying RED Colts and Steelers jerseys?

    http://www.nflshop.c...
    http://www.nflshop.c...

    Colts/Steelers fans with Patriots/Browns fan friends? Red is the “Don’t hit me” color, right?[/quote]

    Didn’t work for Trent Green…
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Poor guy. Given all the concussions he had, his wardrobe should be nothing but red shirts now.

  • JimV19 | May 17, 2010 at 8:38 pm |

    [quote comment=”390593″]Sorry, in reference to the Dontrelle Willis Duquesne Dukes t-shirt:

    Both Donny Kelly and Jim Leyland were at the final Duquesne University Baseball Fundraiser. This is the only place I could imagine he would have got the shirt. Since the program was recently discontinued, at the fundraiser, coach Mike Wilson gave away tons of gear including hats, t-shirts, etc..

    I have the same undershirt, and I attended as a former Duke.[/quote]

    You got a spare one in an XL?

  • The Hemogoblin | May 17, 2010 at 8:43 pm |

    [quote comment=”390599″][quote comment=”390597″][quote comment=”390567″]Ignoring jokes about the individuals involved, who out there is buying RED Colts and Steelers jerseys?

    http://www.nflshop.c...
    http://www.nflshop.c...

    Colts/Steelers fans with Patriots/Browns fan friends? Red is the “Don’t hit me” color, right?[/quote]

    Didn’t work for Trent Green…
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Poor guy. Given all the concussions he had, his wardrobe should be nothing but red shirts now.[/quote]

    Wasn’t that why he went to the Chiefs?

  • JimV19 | May 17, 2010 at 8:51 pm |

    [quote comment=”390601″][quote comment=”390599″][quote comment=”390597″][quote comment=”390567″]Ignoring jokes about the individuals involved, who out there is buying RED Colts and Steelers jerseys?

    http://www.nflshop.c...
    http://www.nflshop.c...

    Colts/Steelers fans with Patriots/Browns fan friends? Red is the “Don’t hit me” color, right?[/quote]

    Didn’t work for Trent Green…
    http://www.youtube.c...

    Poor guy. Given all the concussions he had, his wardrobe should be nothing but red shirts now.[/quote]

    Wasn’t that why he went to the Chiefs?[/quote]

    Nah, he was traded to the Chiefs. He had a knee injury with the Rams, which led to the rise of Kurt Warner. His first big concussion was the one in the video in KC. His 2nd came as a Dolphin.

  • LI Phil | May 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm |

    [quote comment=”390597″]Red is the “Don’t hit me” color, right?[/quote]

    so it’s perfect for any female within a mile radius

  • The Hemogoblin | May 17, 2010 at 9:05 pm |

    Mr. Vilk, Green went to the Chiefs after blowing out his knee courtesy of Rodney Harrison, so his initial transaction there was injury-related. Also, Kansas City wears red jerseys, which is why I was making a joke about that!

  • LarryB | May 17, 2010 at 9:05 pm |

    Happy 4th anniversary.

    A lot of hard work to keep this site going with as much great and fun stuff.

  • Nick | May 17, 2010 at 9:08 pm |

    [quote comment=”390587″]Hey Paul, the link to the Jazz hat is broken, and there isn’t any Jazz draft gear in the NBA store. Did you let the cat out of the bag too early, or what?[/quote]

    SUMMER, 1974

    New Orleans was awarded the NBA Jazz franchise, and they set up a ticket office in a downtown hotel. Not alot of talk about it outside of the sports pages, but then one day EVERY public transit bus had giant signs on the side of the busses with the original/new Jazz logo (the one we believe is now coming back). The advertizing campaign went on for months, and while t-shirts, jackets and jerseys were rare for that time, you did see the logo EVERYWHERE due to that campaign.

    the first thing I did, at 14, was call the ticket office and ask for the person in charge of the uniforms. Eventually, I got someone on the phone and went on and on about how the home unis should be White, with color trim, and not Yellow/Gold, as that would too much resemble the Lakers. The guy assured me that it had already been decided, and that the Jazz would wear White unis at home. I of course did not trust them, and had to wait until the day after the first ghame to see the news to be sure that they did wear White. And they did. And I was a happy 14 year old
    I gotta tell you that was a really impressive Jazz logo for the time, and even more impressive now that we have had 35 years of crappy bad logos designed by cookie-cutter PR firms and the slow neices and nephews of university presidents that bill colleges such as Tulane $75,000.00 for “new logo concepts” that look like crap and displace wonderful, traditional, unique and classy logos, colors and nicknames (I’m sorry if I sound a bit bitter, BUT I AM!).

    Nonetheless, I welcome the Jazz original logo to return. Just don’t muck it up by putting the city/state name in small print on top of it. It is a clean , unique logo as is – and if you don’t already know where they currently play then you really don’t need to buy any attire because you’re probably too dense or out-of-it to care anyway!

  • JimV19 | May 17, 2010 at 10:10 pm |

    [quote comment=”390604″]Mr. Vilk, Green went to the Chiefs after blowing out his knee courtesy of Rodney Harrison, so his initial transaction there was injury-related. Also, Kansas City wears red jerseys, which is why I was making a joke about that![/quote]

    And you did well. Didn’t realize we were on the same page.

    Yet another reason I turn down the sound when Rodney Harrison is on Football Night in America. He shoulda been a Raider.

  • Harry | May 17, 2010 at 10:16 pm |

    Happy Anniversary. ‘Tis the Lord’s work you do.

  • landon | May 17, 2010 at 10:17 pm |

    randy wells of the cubs was sporing some stirrups tonight, hopefully he stays with it but goes for better cut rups soon!

  • LI Phil | May 17, 2010 at 10:59 pm |

    so…yeah

  • Mike Engle | May 17, 2010 at 11:06 pm |

    [quote comment=”390610″]so…yeah[/quote]
    Incroyable!
    (Saw the French telecast…weird but good, because it isn’t Joe Morgan or Jon Sterling!)

  • The Hemogoblin | May 18, 2010 at 1:41 am |

    I hate Uni Watch for going to bed so damn early.

  • Mike | May 18, 2010 at 2:03 am |

    Big thanks to whomever posted the Ebbits field Flannels sale link several weeks ago. My padres ted willimas jersey arrived and it is AWESOME!

  • JimV19 | May 18, 2010 at 2:15 am |

    [quote comment=”390613″]I hate Uni Watch for going to bed so damn early.[/quote]

    East Coast Bias strikes again…

    /yawns, then goes back to bed

  • Ryan | May 18, 2010 at 4:40 pm |

    The facemask oddities section made my day. What awesome, rare stuff! Great job on that, Robert Harvell.

    And congrats to Paul on 4 years worth of a successful endeavor!