And Look, There's Brian Urlacher in a Vitaminwater Cap

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Every Stupor Bowl week, someone will ask me, “You work in media, so don’t you wanna go to Media Day?” No thank you. Who wants to deal with that zoo? I’m happy to stay home, watch the highlights, and comb through the photos for uni-notable moments, and this year there were more of them than usual:

• Between the Stupor Bowl patch, the Myra Kraft memorial patch, the chest wordmark, the collar piping, the shoulder stripes, and the multi-color TV numbers, the upper part of the Patriots’ jersey looks ridiculously busy. Things look much simpler — and better — on the Giants’ jersey, even with the addition of the SB patch.

• A bunch of the Pats were passing around a tricorn hat. Very cool move — I like. Have they done this for past Stupor Bowls?

• In other headwear news, Kyle Hix and Christian Cox donned sombreros while being interviewed for Mexican TV.

• Still more headwear: NFLPA honch DeMaurice Smith showed up in his signature hat.

• At one point Victor Cruz held up a Puerto Rican flag, an interesting reminder that America’s changing demographics will likely be bringing more Hispanic players into the NFL soon.

• For reasons that aren’t entirely clear to me (and that I’m pretty sure I don’t want to know), someone presented Sergio Brown with a bra that had supposedly belonged to Madonna.

• Tiquan Underwood had Flying Elvis shaved into his head.

• Osi Umenyora’s game jersey is typically little more than a tank top, so it was startling to see him wearing actual sleeves.

• I would not in a million years have pegged Ahmad Bradshaw as a designer eyewear guy.

• Tom Brady had a little notch cut in his undershirt collar.

• Gee, I can’t figure out who sponsored Media Day. Can you?

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Uni Watch News Ticker: We already knew the Broncos were changing to orange jerseys next year. But here’s an article indicating that it will actually be burnt orange,” although almost everything else in that article is so useless that I don’t put much stock in the “burnt” descriptor (from Dana Prey). … Oh baby, look at this amazing old Fort Dix baseball uni (big thanks to Austin Cohoon). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Syracuse is using uni numbers for its tennis team. Never seen that before (from Mike Weston). … You knew the NFL Players Association went out on strike in 1982. But did you know they staged their own games, complete with NFLPA uniforms? I didn’t. The helmet logo is the same one shown on this patch, although that photo shows the patch on a Broncos jersey, for reasons that are unclear (all of this courtesy of Tom Jacobsen). … No visuals yet, but new helmets in the works for Texas Tech (from Will Risinger). … Big news at Maryland, which has ditched Under Armour — but only for lacrosse (from Mike Kochczynski). … Skip Schumaker barely appears in his own 2012 Topps baseball card, but it’s still a really great card design (from Chris Falvey). … Going Gray, Chapter 217: “There have been whispers about a new colorway for WVU football, and now these photos have hit Twitter,” says Chris Cocuzza. Further info here. … UNC hoops coach Roy Williams had some amusing comments about the new Nike uniforms and the Coaches vs. Cancer footwear the other day (from Chris Warfford). … In a related item, Penn State hoops coach Patrick Chambers used Coaches vs. Cancer as a way of saluting Joe Paterno (from Chris Flinn). … Stupor Bowl week means lots of coldcut stadiums (from Mark Kaplowitz). … NYC police officers can no longer display the NYPD logo while off-duty (thanks, Kirsten). … New logo for the L.A. Blues soccer team (from Kenn Tomasch). … Guess what T-shirt I won’t be ordering anytime soon. “I teach PE, and one of my kindergartners was wearing it,” says Matt Ryburn. … The hottest item in Indy this week is apparently a hand-knitted scarf. … The Pacers wore their racing stripe throwbacks last night. … A fairly epic assortment of old WHA graphics and photos here. … Dominican baseball note: Pretty massive helmet logo being worn by the Leones de el Escogido (screen shots by R. Cabrera).

 

217 comments to And Look, There’s Brian Urlacher in a Vitaminwater Cap

  • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2012 at 7:39 am |

    two things:

    not enough meat here

    and jim vilk would wear this

    • Dumb Guy | February 1, 2012 at 8:10 am |

      and I believe the correct wording would be “coldcut stadia”. ;^)

    • The Jeff | February 1, 2012 at 8:20 am |

      …and why are the goalposts black? They should be made of cheese and thus properly yellow.

      • Kyle Allebach #school | February 1, 2012 at 8:28 am |

        If were gonna nitpick, then the field lines aren’t straight enough.

      • Mike V. | February 1, 2012 at 9:15 am |

        I think the goalposts are made of Slim Jims, or some other type of salted meat in tube form. Buy your point is valid, use cheese to get the correct color.

    • JTH | February 1, 2012 at 9:29 am |

      The real question is this. Why do a model of Soldier Field for your Super Bowl deli platter?

      • Dumb Guy | February 1, 2012 at 1:25 pm |

        (in Homer Simpson voice): Mmmmmmm…… Soldier Field.

    • Matthew Radican | February 1, 2012 at 10:56 am |

      I would definitely wear the Pacers throwbacks. The blue is a few shades lighter than the originals but they still look sweet. I’m from Indianapolis and fondly remember my Dad taking me to Pacers games at the old State Fairgrounds Coliseum.

      • Jim Vilk | February 1, 2012 at 12:24 pm |

        I would wear those.

        I would not wear these:
        http://cache.daylife...

        Wonder if UConn will never wear their platinum gray unis again after ND beat them.

  • Ryan | February 1, 2012 at 7:40 am |

    I think the current Bronco alternates are considered burnt orange.

    • The Jeff | February 1, 2012 at 7:51 am |

      No, no they’re not. They’re the same orange as everyone else.

      http://i950.photobuc...

      • Kyle Allebach #school | February 1, 2012 at 8:17 am |

        Unfortunately, people are dumb. I’ve heard the Broncos jerseys being called burnt orange for at least three months now.

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 8:49 am |

          Obviously not by Texas alumni…

      • Andy | February 1, 2012 at 8:56 am |

        The Broncos had referred to their color as burnt orange for many years, so even when the particular orange changes, people still call it burnt orange. Just more evidence that you can call a color whatever you want. No matter how much you believe there should be standard naming conventions for colors, there aren’t. It might be the same as some other teams’ orange, but to many Bronco fans and reporters, it’s always going to be called burnt orange, no matter what it looks like.

        • The Jeff | February 1, 2012 at 10:25 am |

          While there may not be a true standard for color names, certain names have become rather permanently attached to certain shades. History and tradition have established that the Texas Longhorns wear burnt orange. Therefore, the Broncos jerseys, which are not the same color as the Longhorns, are obviously not burnt orange. Anyone who still insists on calling them such is wrong.

          Or as Kyle put it – people are dumb.

        • Andy | February 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm |

          The original color was much closer to the burnt orange that we find familiar, then they went through a period with a much redder orange, before settling on some shades more in tune with the standard definition of orange. Regardless, people have always called it burnt orange for the Broncos, and even though we might not like it, that’s still what it’s called.

        • Geeman | February 1, 2012 at 3:19 pm |

          History and tradition have attached the color gold to the Steelers, Packers, Lakers, and numerous other teams, but for some reason you still call it yellow.

    • jdreyfuss | February 1, 2012 at 9:17 am |

      We had this discussion some months back. The Broncos had already announced their intention to switch to the “burnt orange” jerseys they already had and showed the bright orange jerseys that they insist on referring by the wrong shade.

  • BurghFan | February 1, 2012 at 7:40 am |

    Has anybody heard official word about why the Leafs wore blue in Pittsburgh last night? And will the Pens return the favor in Toronto tonight?

    • Kek | February 1, 2012 at 9:40 am |

      Was wondering the same thing. Thought maybe the Leafs would wear their blue throwbacks, but they wore the regular blues.

      I originally thought maybe they had a white throwback they were going to wear tonight, but no such jersey appears on nhluniforms.com

    • Ry Co 40 | February 1, 2012 at 11:04 am |

      just a fun little weekday home-and-home thing. i’m sure the pens will wear their darks tonight (as god intended), come home for a day or two and practice/sleep at home, then ship off to boston…

    • donnchadha | February 1, 2012 at 11:56 am |

      I’m glad somebody else covered this, for I was confused for a few minutes watching the highlights this morning.

      I assume that the NHL’s uniform rules state that the home team picks a uniform first and the away team then has to wear a contrasting color, like most sports, right? In which case, the Pens chose to wear white rather than the Leafs choosing to wear blue — granted it was probably a mutual decision.

      • Teebz | February 1, 2012 at 12:37 pm |

        One-off home-and-home games offer the opportunity to have the home team in white. Since Pittsburgh has a few days off before embarking on another road trip, I’m sure the two games will feature white at home.

  • Jim MI | February 1, 2012 at 7:42 am |

    Thanks to the WHA link, my productivity at work just plummeted. I love that WHA logo, actually took that logo and modified it for my fantasy hockey league that I run.

  • Jim MI | February 1, 2012 at 7:56 am |

    Few things from the WHA page:

    Look at the shoulder numbers on the Oiler jerseys, rare sight in hockey for sure.

    The LA Sharks logo I’ve always seen as a black shark but on the picture of all the league logos together it is shown as red. First time I’ve seen that logo in red. Also the team picture has the shark logo having a red mouth, I’ve never seen that either.

    Its amazing all the great logos and unis that came out of the ole WHA. Chicago Cougars gold and green uni, Minnesota Fighting Saints logo, Cleveland Stingers logo, Michigan Stags logo, I could look at this all day, and probably will.

    • walter | February 1, 2012 at 9:28 am |

      The Oilers’ insignia is an all-time classic; I also have a lotta love for the Crusaders’ and Spurs’ emblems.

      -Walter

  • Simply Moono | February 1, 2012 at 8:06 am |

    Is it bad that I actually like that WV grey helmet?

    (http://farm8.static....)

    • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2012 at 8:09 am |

      no

    • Sam A | February 1, 2012 at 8:09 am |

      I’m conflicted on this myself. I do like the gray, but the traditionalist in me doesn’t like using a non school color as the main color in a uniform. I’d personally rather see a white helmet, but I think I’ll like the gray stuff. The OCD in me doesn’t like the inconsistency of the gray helmet having stripes while the blue one does not.

    • The Jeff | February 1, 2012 at 8:18 am |

      Yes, it’s bad and you should be ashamed of yourself.

    • Kyle Allebach #school | February 1, 2012 at 8:21 am |

      That’s gray? It looks like depressed green.

      • Sam A | February 1, 2012 at 8:50 am |

        The colors in the photos are really bad. The gold in the jersey looks canary yellow, which it would most definitely not be for WVU.

    • Bernard | February 1, 2012 at 9:47 am |

      While the jersey looks legit to me(at least as a sample), I don’t buy that being the gray helmet. For one thing, the gold outline/fill in the flying WV logo is WAY too inconsistent. For another, it looks pretty much to me like any of the bad knockoffs of the 2010 Pro Combat helmet. I’m guessing they either couldn’t do the “coal dust” effect, or just didn’t bother to, before whoever created it put it in their home display case.

      For the record, I like the gray jersey, and have high hopes for the look. I’ll bet the gray helmet is solid gray with a solid blue flying WV (no gold outline/fill).

    • Tony C. | February 1, 2012 at 12:57 pm |

      it doesn’t look that grey to me

  • Frank from Bmore | February 1, 2012 at 8:35 am |

    Anyone else annoyed that the players wear complete unis to Media day. Considering these guys usually show up at the podium after a game in dress clothes or in some modified uni it seems odd that they are wearing football pants and socks.

    • Paul Lukas | February 1, 2012 at 9:08 am |

      I think it’s because Media Day is also when both teams sit down for a team portrait.

      • jdreyfuss | February 1, 2012 at 9:28 am |

        If they can make the players wear sleeves for the team portrait, why can’t they make them wear sleeves for the game? Is there a better answer than simply “the CBA allows the players to wear sleeveless jerseys”?

        • Paul Lukas | February 1, 2012 at 9:31 am |

          “They” have no interest in “making” the players wear sleeves during the games. “They” want the players to perform at their highest level, and the players believe they perform best without sleeves, because it reduces grab points for an opponent.

        • Kek | February 1, 2012 at 9:43 am |

          I mentioned this on twitter with a photo during the BBVA Compass Bowl between Pitt and SMU when they showed a Mustang on the sideline that wasn’t in the game. they should really have a separate set of jerseys for injured players, media days, etc that have sleeves.

          I get the performance reasons as to why jerseys are cut the way they are now, but they just look awful when worn without pads.

  • Kyle Iverson | February 1, 2012 at 8:42 am |

    • In other headwear news, Kyle Hix and Christian Cox donned sombreros while being interviewed for Mexican TV.

    Just wanted to point out that #47 in this photo is Mike Rivera. Only saying because I went to high school with him and deserves some credit. Doing big things Mike! Go Cougars and Rock Chalk Jayhawk!

  • Gordon | February 1, 2012 at 8:43 am |

    Worst pro team name in history?

    My vote goes to the Ottawa Civics.

    • The Jeff | February 1, 2012 at 8:48 am |

      Civics is better than Nationals, Americans, Canadiens or Texans.

      • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 8:53 am |

        Hey, now…

        Texans actually lends itself to imagery. As, it could be argued, do Americans and Canadiens (though the Habs don’t exactly jump on that maple leaf bandwagon you despise so much, now do they?).

        Now Civics and Nationals? Not really feeling those.

        On the other hand, if names like F.C. Barcelona, Manchester United, and Wigan Athletic work…though I’m not sure about Sporting Kansas City…

        • Arr Scott | February 1, 2012 at 10:14 am |

          In the abstract, I’d agree, but the tradition and history behind the Nationals name – first used by a Washington baseball team in 1858 – lends it weight that Canadiens has but Civics doesn’t.

          To even get on the ballot for “Worst Pro Team Name Ever” I think a nickname must have these two qualities:

          1. Consist of two words; and
          2. Be a thing that doesn’t actually exist.

          The first filter only lets in names like Devil Rays or Blue Jays. The second filter disqualifies Devil Rays or Blue Jays, which are actual things, and leaves only the pure refinement of badness we find in things like Muck Dogs and River Bandits and Iron Pigs and River Cats and River Dogs and Rock Cats and Rock Hounds and Valley Cats.

        • Arr Scott | February 1, 2012 at 10:15 am |

          Typo: 1859.

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 10:27 am |

          Two words and doesn’t actually exist, huh?

          So what about if it doesn’t “officially” exist?

          See the Las Vegas Area 51’s.

        • Arr Scott | February 1, 2012 at 11:42 am |

          The team’s name is the Las Vegas 51s. No area. But even if it were the Area 51s, that’s an actual thing, whether literal or mythic. So it wouldn’t make my ballot for Worst Team Name Ever.

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 12:26 pm |

          So mythological things are actual things for the purpose of this. Okay, I can accept that.

          And my bad on the 51’s.

      • Teebz | February 1, 2012 at 12:39 pm |

        Please tell me you know why the Canadiens are named as such.

        FYI – It has nothing to do with being a Canadian.

        • Chance Michaels | February 1, 2012 at 1:06 pm |

          I’ll bite.

        • Tim E. O'B | February 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm |

          Does it have to do with being a Canadien?

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 1:41 pm |

          I was under the impression that it was because all of the original team members in 1910 were francophone on the team formed by Ambrose O’Brien. French-Canadian, or Canadien. That, to me, is about being from Canada.

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 1:55 pm |

          unless you’re going to say that being a descendant of the original French settlers is not being from Canada.

          Aren’t people from Quebec still from Canada?

        • Teebz | February 1, 2012 at 2:10 pm |

          The original hockey club was named Le Club Athlétique-Canadien – the Canadian athletic club – a business run by George Kennedy and Joseph-Pierre Gadbois in Montreal. The athletic club had a number of sporting venture that they supported, but the idea to join the National Hockey Association was what put the hockey team on the map.

          You might remember these uniforms (as seen here on James Huening)? That CAC stood for Club Athlétique-Canadien, the amateur athletic club from which the Canadiens were spawned.

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm |

          ….and the word Canadien in Le Club Athlétique-Canadien still means “from Canada”, yes?

          And didn’t they play for a year before Kennedy bought the team from O’Brien?

        • Teebz | February 1, 2012 at 2:36 pm |

          The Athletic Club was named “Canadian Athletic Club”, but it certainly had nothing to do with the nationality of the people who joined.

          Do the New York Red Bulls’ players work for Red Bull? No, the team is named after the business that owns the franchise. This is identical to the CAC situation with the Canadiens – they were named after a business.

          As for their founding, they were originally named “La Clube de Hockey Canadien” – the Canadian Hockey Club – as they were the only francophone-based team in the NHA. There were two anglophone teams from Montreal at the same time – the Wanderers and Shamrocks – that also played in the NHA. The majority of the francophone players were picked up from the CAC in the first year when the Canadiens posted a record of 2-10. When a salary cap was imposed for owners of the NHA, Ambrose stepped back and sold the franchise to the owners of the CAC where the majority of the francophone players had gotten their start.

          Or so I’ve read…

        • Teebz | February 1, 2012 at 2:41 pm |

          Oh, and “La Clube de Hockey Canadien”? They were sued by the CAC for copyright name infringement. The NHA eventually allowed O’Brien to sell the team to the CAC who then emblazoned the sweaters with their logos and initials.

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm |

          “Do the New York Red Bulls’ players work for Red Bull? No, the team is named after the business that owns the franchise. ”

          That to me, means they’re Red Bull employees. A different part of the company, sure, but still Red Bull employees, much as people who work for NBC Universal are ultimately GE employees.

          And that still doesn’t detract from the fact that Canadien in the name refers to Canada.

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 2:47 pm |

          I’m slightly behind. NBC employees are now Comcast employees since Comcast owns 51%.

        • Bernard | February 1, 2012 at 2:48 pm |

          Can’t we all just agree to use this picture of JTH, for everything, from here on out?

        • Tim E. O'B | February 1, 2012 at 3:05 pm |

          O’Briens Rule!

          That is all.

        • Teebz | February 1, 2012 at 3:10 pm |

          No, Winter, it does not. The players for New York Red Bulls are not, in fact, employees of the parent company. The contract they signed is with the professional sports franchise with the name of the owners attached to it. Any lawyer or sports agent will tell you this. If the Red Bulls were to move or be sold tomorrow, the contracts are still valid as to the franchise with which the players are signed regardless of the name of the team or who owns it.

          Are members of the Patriots employees of the Rand-Whitney Group because Robert Kraft owns it? No. They are employees of the New England Patriots football team only. If their contracts extend beyond that, it’s because the players have agreed to that.

          Back to the Canadiens, they were originally founded as a name that infringed on the naming rights of a viable business. The business sued, won, and became the owner of the Canadiens. In doing so, they emblazoned the jerseys with their name and logos.

          Therefore, there were named after a business, and had that named shortened to just “Canadiens”. They were not, in fact, named in honour of Canadian peoples.

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 4:44 pm |

          Teebz, I am a lawyer (Granted not a corporate lawyer) Technically, you are correct in that they are employees of the corporate entity who holds their contract. Functionally, however, they work for Red Bull. If you think that the head of NBC Sports isn’t subject to the whims of the head of Comcast, you’re fooling yourself.

          And the name came originally from O’Brien, not from Kennedy. Even if they were named after a business, the business was named after Canada.

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 4:51 pm |

          Out of curiosity, does Kraft hold the Patriots as an individual or as an asset or subsidiary of Rand Whitney?

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 5:10 pm |

          I think we’ll just have to agree to disagree on this one.

        • Teebz | February 1, 2012 at 5:13 pm |

          If you’re a lawyer, I know you must know the difference between being an employee and being a contracted employee.

          Technically, you are correct…

          Isn’t that, technically, the point? The head of NBC might have a contract, but I doubt it. But Comcast bought all the contracted employees of NBC to work for them. However, the division they work for is called “NBC Sports”, not Comcast. Therefore, they work for NBC Sports.

          Otherwise, I’m just an employee of my country since I pay taxes.

          And if every single business name that contains the word “Canada” or “Canadian” in it is named specifically after Canada, that opens up precedence like nothing else. Could it be because the business is actually based in Canada, and therefore calls itself “Canadian”?

        • Teebz | February 1, 2012 at 5:29 pm |

          Both Rand-Whitney and Kraft Sports Group – which owns the Patriots, NE Revolution, and Gillette Stadium – all fall under the Kraft Group umbrella.

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 5:45 pm |

          Actually, I tend to think of you being a “mandatory customer” of your country, since you pay taxes in return for services. If anything, you’re the employer.

          And the head of NBC does have a contract. Probably to the division he works for, but he will have an employment agreement that determines how his salary and bonuses are determined, whether it be a prescribed amount, a percentage of earnings, stock options, what have you? That’s all in writing.

          Another possibility is that he’s an outside contractor working on a project basis (which would not be usual for CEOs). Is that what you’re saying professional athletes are? That is actually probably more accurate. They’re term contract employees. Ultimately though, their contracts are assets of their company and of their company’s parent companies.

          Bottom line, though, head of Comcast says jump, people at NBC have to say “how high”

          Strictly defined, the word means “French-Canadian,” both in its use for the hockey club and for the original athletic club. Therefore it has something to do with Canada.

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 5:50 pm |

          So Tom Brady is not a Rand Whitney employee. An argument could be made that he’s ultimately a Kraft Sports Group employee.

        • Teebz | February 1, 2012 at 6:14 pm |

          You cannot strictly say that it means anything close to “French-Canadian” when the CAC was open to many people of many nationalities. That’s your interpretation of what it means, but Canadian Tire has no relevance to the people of Canada other than it is a Canadian retail store founded in Canada.

          As for contracts, the player is actually negotiating with both the NFL and the team for a contract. The NFL is technically the entity contracting the players for the majority of the terms in the contract. This is why all players – from the superstars to the benchwarmers – appear in Madden. The NFL has this clause added to every standard contract today, and the players cannot opt out of it.

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 8:06 pm |

          This is simple logic. The CAC was named after Canada; The Canadiens were named after the CAC. Ergo, the name of the Canadiens is derived ultimately from Canada.

          What does relevance to Canada have to do with anything? I’m talking strict derivation of the name.

        • Teebz | February 1, 2012 at 8:31 pm |

          Define what “named after” means.

          I think we’re losing it in translation.

          The Canadian Department of National Defence? The Canadian Mint? The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms? No argument.

          The Canadian Athletic Club? Canadian Tire? CanadInns? Named because they were found and based in Canada, not because they represent Canada.

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 9:00 pm |

          Exactly. I never said they represented Canada. Simply that the name derived from the word Canada, or specifically Canadien.

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 9:08 pm |

          Out of curiosity, though, why do you think O’Brien called the team Club de Hockey le Canadien (as indicated here – http://ourhistory.ca... )? Wasn’t that a reference to the fact that most if not all of the players were francophone Canadiens? Remember, they played a season before Kennedy had anything to do with the team.

        • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2012 at 9:44 pm |

          “Can’t we all just agree to use this picture of JTH, for everything, from here on out?”

          ~~~

          jesus…the camera really does add 20 lbs…why…just a dozen posts ago, he looked like this.

        • JTH | February 1, 2012 at 10:43 pm |

          20 pounds? More like 20 kilos.

        • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2012 at 11:43 pm |

          was 20 kilos how you got so svelte?

    • walter | February 1, 2012 at 9:34 am |

      Utah Jazz. New Orleans Hornets. Tampa Bay Lightning. Boston Beaneaters. Connecticut Bicentennials. Discuss.

      -Walter

      • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 9:39 am |

        I dislike collective names as a rule. Avalanche. Heat. Magic. You should be able to refer to an individual member of the team, such as a Knick or a Laker. And while you can maybe get away with saying someone is an Av, what’s an individual member of the Heat called? A Heat?

        So therefore I’m ill disposed toward Jazz and Lightning, but at least the Lightning members have been referred to as Bolts in the press.

        I don’t see what’s wrong with Hornets or Beaneaters. I have personal experience of Hornets in New Orleans and Beaneaters in Boston. They exist, therefore, I’m cool with that. Now, find me a “Laker” in Los Angeles…I’m not even sure what that means.

        • Perry | February 1, 2012 at 10:16 am |

          An individual member of the Avalanche has to be a Snowflake, right? And an individual Heat player is a Calorie.

        • Tom | February 1, 2012 at 10:47 am |

          But what would one unit of the Magic be?

          And I used to be a big fan of the Solar Bears before they folded, both a two word name of something that doesn’t exist.

        • The Jeff | February 1, 2012 at 10:51 am |

          A Magic player would be a Spell, obviously.

          And the Jazz players are Notes.

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 10:55 am |

          See? Silliness. No collective names.

          But if you were going to have a name for an individual member of the Jazz, given the jazz and basketball themes, wouldn’t they be a Jam?

          Or is that just another collective name?

        • Ry Co 40 | February 1, 2012 at 11:11 am |

          lebron is a member of the heat, and howard is a member of the magic (for now, anyway)… non issue. stastny is a member of the avalanche… see?

        • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 11:20 am |

          My issue is that it’s inefficient language. “Member of the” is three more words than usually necessary.

        • Jim Vilk | February 1, 2012 at 12:28 pm |

          The Jazz announcers refer to a single player as a Jazzman.

          As The said below, the Jazz is a fine name. It’s just in the wrong city. Always thought they should switch names with the Lakers. I know it won’t happen, but c’mon…”LA Jazz” and “Utah Lakers” just roll off the tongue.

        • Mike | February 1, 2012 at 1:21 pm |

          I’m just here to help…so a member of the Magic should be a Magician right? Jazz is trickier. I don’t think Jazzist is a word, so you’d have to be a Jazz Soloist. I agree with the guy above that a Heat player should be a Calorie, though you could also go with a Joule. Or if he’s British, he might be a BTU (British Thermal Unit).

        • Ry Co 40 | February 1, 2012 at 1:30 pm |

          call it what you will… but it’s one of the few correct ways to say it…

        • Charles | February 1, 2012 at 2:44 pm |

          You guys are forgetting protocal–LeBron is a member of the HEAT, not the Heat. Cuz, you know, you have to spell stuff exactly how it appears on your uniform…

          My least favorite is that the proper name for a Chicago Southside player is a White Sox, not a White Sock. I always cringe when I hear that

        • Wheels | February 1, 2012 at 3:26 pm |

          The Utah Lakers?… get the fuck outta here Jim Vilk! haha

      • The Jeff | February 1, 2012 at 9:44 am |

        The Jazz and Hornets aren’t bad names, they just play in the wrong cities – that’s a totally different issue. Beaneaters is silly, but it ties into the city the same way that the Steelers works for Pittsburgh. Bicentennials is really bad, no argument there. …and what’s wrong with Lightning?

        • walter | February 1, 2012 at 4:11 pm |

          A prerequisite of a major-league team must be that it sounds good, said aloud: “Denver Broncos”, “San Francisco Giants”, “Dallas Cowboys”, “Saint Louis Cardinals”; sibilant, clear, melodic. “New Orleans Hornets” and, say, “Dallas Stars” are slurred and indistinct-sounding. “L. A. Lakers” has alliteration in its favor, if nothing else. The bar isn’t as high for minor-league teams, but it’s nice if they try hard. And there’s nothing wrong with the Lightning, provided it’s a major league lacrosse team.

          -Walter

    • mike 2 | February 1, 2012 at 4:36 pm |

      Back to the original point on the Ottawa Civics – you ever been to Ottawa? The name ‘Civics’ is about 50% more exciting than Ottawa itself. I suspect the average Ottawanian swoons at the very thought of a National or a Senator.

  • Connie | February 1, 2012 at 8:58 am |

    “Oh baby, look at this amazing old Fort Dix baseball uni (big thanks to Austin Cohoon)” …

    OK, gotta be careful with superlatives, but let’s put it this way: That uniform is among the greatest I have ever, ever seen. Every detail is superb, and green’s my favorite color. Triple wow.

    PS Loved the tricorn and sombreros, and the Pats’ uni has never looked worse.

    • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2012 at 9:46 pm |
  • Rob S | February 1, 2012 at 9:04 am |

    I’m sure it’s been said before, but… Tequan, 1990 called, and it wants the Kid ‘n Play look back.

    How the heck does he get that under a helmet?

  • Rob S | February 1, 2012 at 9:25 am |

    On another note, the COTD… the South Bronx photo makes me think of the Italian-produced dystopian “Bronx” movies of the early 80s. I half-expect Antonio Sabato, Sr. to be lurking around the corner!

    • jdreyfuss | February 1, 2012 at 9:32 am |

      2019: After the Fall of New York?

      • Rob S | February 1, 2012 at 10:11 am |

        Sadly, they predicted 1990 or whereabouts, with 1990: The Bronx Warriors; its sequel, Escape From The Bronx, may be better known these days under the alternate title Escape 2000, under which the movie was featured in the 7th season of Mystery Science Theater 3000. Sabato’s character, the boisterous Dablone, would be referred to throughout the episode by Mike and the bots as “Toblerone”.

    • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 9:42 am |

      Now if a baseball team would only dress like the baseball gang in “Warriors”.

      • jdreyfuss | February 1, 2012 at 9:53 am |

        I always assumed they were supposed to look like a combination of the Yankees, the Ramones, and a clown troupe.

        • Bernard | February 1, 2012 at 10:09 am |

          In other words, the Mets?

  • walter | February 1, 2012 at 9:37 am |

    The L.A. Blues? Before their home games, do they play “T.V. Eye” instead of the national anthem?

    -Walter

    • Shane | February 1, 2012 at 3:58 pm |

      I’d be more than alright with that being our national anthem.

  • Brandon | February 1, 2012 at 9:41 am |

    Here is a visual of those silver Texas Tech helmets. I can’t believe this is happening to us. As a Tech fan I’ve always had the comfort that, no matter how bad our uniforms actually looked, we still used our team colors. Not anymore I guess.

    http://www.doublet10...

    Also there is a pic of the Matte Black helmet at the bottom of the page.

    • Mike | February 1, 2012 at 1:23 pm |

      With that horrible logo, does it really matter what color the helmet is?

      • SWC Susan | February 2, 2012 at 12:41 pm |

        AGREED!!!! I soooooo want to go back to the non-3D double T!

  • Matt Beahan | February 1, 2012 at 9:41 am |

    Those Pacers throwbacks are a thing of beauty. Just a shame that the Nets had to ruin the game with their horrible unis…

    • interlockingtc | February 1, 2012 at 9:51 am |

      +1

    • Jim Vilk | February 1, 2012 at 12:41 pm |

      I don’t mind the Nets unis. They are out of place in an ABA throwback game, yes, but they’re not bad.

      Actually, those are my 3rd favorite Nets unis behind the originals and these:
      http://netsarescorch...

      • Matt Beahan | February 1, 2012 at 2:30 pm |

        Those Larry Brown-era unis are about my favourites. In fact, most of my favourite NBA unis date from around that era.

  • MB | February 1, 2012 at 9:43 am |

    It’s called the Super Bowl, there’s no Stupor about it. Seems weird to me especially since it’s coming from a supposed Giants fan, but hey, no regular reader of the site would ever confuse you as a sports fan.

    • The Jeff | February 1, 2012 at 9:47 am |

      The *game* is the Super Bowl – the ridiculous week of media hype, insanity, and stupidity is the Stupor Bowl. Duh…

    • JTH | February 1, 2012 at 9:53 am |

      no regular reader of the site would ever confuse you as a sports fan.”

      A regular reader of the site would know that the Giants beat his favorite team two Sundays ago.

      And since when are we required to swallow all the crap the hypemongers try to shove down our throats to consider ourselves sports fans?

    • Paul Lukas | February 1, 2012 at 9:54 am |

      Wow, you’d think I’d pissed on Baby Jesus or something….

      If you can’t make fun of the hype surrounding this particular sporting event, there’s something wrong with you.

      As for not being a sports fan, I *love* sports. It’s all the ancillary bullshit I have no patience for.

      • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2012 at 9:51 pm |

        Wow, you’d think I’d pissed on Baby Jesus or something…

        i’d settle for tebow

    • Arr Scott | February 1, 2012 at 10:00 am |

      I submit that no actual sports fan who has seen three or more of these games would find the word “Stupor Bowl” objectionable, even as a description for the game itself. Historically, they’re more often snoozefests than not. It’s the conference championship games where you tend to see great contests.

      • Jason Y | February 1, 2012 at 10:28 am |

        >Historically, they’re more often snoozefests than not.

        Maybe historically, but you’d have to go back over a decade for that statement to be true. We’ve had a lot of really good games the past few years.

      • Jerry | February 1, 2012 at 10:44 am |

        This argument about the games being a snooze fest is getting old. There hasn’t been a blowout in the Big Game since 2003.

  • Daren L | February 1, 2012 at 9:43 am |

    The Cincinnati Reds have assigned uniform numbers to their new players.

    • JTH | February 1, 2012 at 9:54 am |

      Looks like they have high expectations for Clay Zavada this spring.

  • interlockingtc | February 1, 2012 at 9:46 am |

    Super Bowl media day has a sponsor?

    A sponsor for…. media day.

    I give up.

    • jdreyfuss | February 1, 2012 at 9:56 am |

      If you are going to have a sponsor for media day, why not have it sponsored by, I don’t know, a media company? In fact, why not just increase the TV contract for the game and force Universal/Disney/Viacom/NewsCorp to sponsor media day?

      • Johnny O | February 1, 2012 at 11:06 am |

        They also had thousands of spectators for Media Day pay $25 to get in. That’s more pathetic in my opinion.

      • Tim E. O'B | February 1, 2012 at 12:53 pm |

        “If you are going to have a sponsor for media day, why not have it sponsored by, I don’t know, a media company? In fact, why not just increase the TV contract for the game and force Universal/Disney/Viacom/NewsCorp to sponsor media day?”

        Because that’s sooooooooooo unethical. A media company can’t sponsor a media event like this without huge blowback and ramifications.

        Think about it, if Universal gets the main sponsor spot and Disney gets one less press pass than them – even if it has nothing to do with the Universal – the shitstorm would be huge. No media corp would dare sponsor such an event, if only to cover their own ass.

  • Defo Maitland | February 1, 2012 at 9:55 am |

    On Tuesday, the Flames and Red Wings, two of the teams closely associated with former NHL player and coach Brad McCrimmon, paid tribute to the man who lost his life in the plane crash that took the lives of an entire KHL team in 2011. The Flames all wore McCrimmon’s name and number in warmup (with each player’s own number on the sleeves) and there was a “4 Brad” logo sticker on the helmets and a larger decal on the boards. In a nice touch, they asked for a “moment of applause” in his memory. Moments of silence have become dicey now because of the fear one idiot looking for attention will scream something.

    http://1.cdn.nhle.co...
    http://4.bp.blogspot...

  • JTH | February 1, 2012 at 10:00 am |
    • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2012 at 9:54 pm |

      the state of copy editing is in the terlet

  • Connie | February 1, 2012 at 10:05 am |

    KVELL ALERT!

    In my capacity as dad, I direct the attention of my comrades in UWatch to the main Op-Ed in this morning’s NYTimes, written by my son Ben:

    http://www.nytimes.c...

    • Paul Lukas | February 1, 2012 at 10:09 am |

      I read that earlier this morning. Very good stuff. Raised an eyebrow at the part about diagnosing Asperger’s due to an “encompassing preoccupation with one or more stereotyped and restricted patterns of interest that is abnormal either in intensity or focus.”

      But it was only because my eyebrow itched.

    • hugh.c.mcbride | February 1, 2012 at 12:33 pm |

      Wow – interesting article. Ya done well in the son department, Connie!

    • Teebz | February 1, 2012 at 12:52 pm |

      Awesome article, Connie. You have every right to be proud and bang the drum on this one. Your son penned an excellent piece!

    • Chance Michaels | February 1, 2012 at 1:10 pm |

      Outstanding! Great piece, and fascinating story. Congrats!

      • Connie | February 1, 2012 at 1:40 pm |

        Thanks, boys. I’m proud as hell.

        • Geeman | February 1, 2012 at 3:25 pm |

          Quite a good writer, indeed.

        • BurghFan | February 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm |

          You should be proud.

        • interlockingtc | February 1, 2012 at 10:26 pm |

          Your son’s essay is wonderful, Connie.

  • Joel Hackler | February 1, 2012 at 10:14 am |

    Don’t know if anybody posted this lat night but Illinois wore blue at home while Michigan State wore white on the road. It was for operation Blue Out. Fans were encouraged to wear blue to help fight cancer.

    http://assets.news-g...

    • Geeman | February 1, 2012 at 3:27 pm |

      Saw the game last night and wondered about that. Illinois used to wear its road orange at home a lot too, but the visitors always wore a darker color. In 2005, the year they were No. 2 all year long (after beating No. 1 Wake Forest early in the season), they wore orange at home for every game. Then in the NCAA final they wore orange, but were the road team and North Carolina wore white.

  • Jim MI | February 1, 2012 at 10:26 am |

    I watched the McCrimmon tribute last night for the DET / CAL game. Found it odd they used a current jersey to honor him instead of a style he actually wore. Maybe seeing they are going to auction them off, they thought it’d bring in more money, or I’m just looking into it too much…

    • Defo Maitland | February 1, 2012 at 10:46 am |

      Especially since the Flames’ current third jersey is a retro red that dates back to McCrimmon’s time with Calgary. And the retro is very popular, so it’s hard to imagine auction value would be a legitimate concern, but who knows?

  • =bg= | February 1, 2012 at 10:34 am |

    RE the Maryland UA ticket item- it appears they’re changing equipment supplier, not apparel, unless I read it wrong.

    • NS | February 1, 2012 at 10:45 am |

      Agreed, it sounds like the players just didn’t like UA’s new line of gloves that launched over the summer so they’re switching back to the STX gloves they’ve worn for years.

      UA will still make the uniforms and shoes, and it wouldn’t surprise me if they trotted out some sort of Maryland Pride uniform at some point this season.

  • Brad | February 1, 2012 at 10:40 am |

    Ok I’m going to say it and put it out there

    1. if all your going to do is troll and point out flaws, save it, this website is more of an open discussion with Paul or whomever pointing out news for us. If you get what he is trying to say to us loyal followers, then technically, isn’t that all that really matters?

    2. If you have nothing better to do than to dissect someone’s public interest blog for grammatical errors, then I feel sorry for you. I could honestly care less if Paul’s dangling participle violates Jim v’s run on sentence which fumbles over my sentence ending in a prepositional phrase. In fact, I think that in a blog, if there are actually small errors and the occasional blatant spelling error, it adds to the charm of the blog. It makes them seem more like us lowly souls who follow this website daily.

    Sigh… Now that THAT’S out what’s up with burnt orange and those nasty grey wvu jerseys?

    • jdreyfuss | February 1, 2012 at 10:46 am |

      RE Burnt orange: See above, but in short the Broncos consider their shade of bright orange to be burnt orange. The Browns do that too.

    • Paul Lukas | February 1, 2012 at 10:48 am |

      For the record: I try to have as few typos and other errors as possible, and appreciate it when people point them out so I can fix them. Thanks.

  • dustin | February 1, 2012 at 10:50 am |

    anyone know what they do with those media jerseys since they are different than game jerseys? auction them off?

  • Paul Lukas | February 1, 2012 at 10:51 am |

    An American original has died, by his own hand:
    http://www.nytimes.c...

    RIP.

    • Kek | February 1, 2012 at 11:40 am |

      Remember the good times: http://www.youtube.c...

      • interlockingtc | February 1, 2012 at 7:07 pm |

        Yes, RIP DC.

        And, Kek, that’s always the clip (EWF’s Mighty Mighty) I go to when I need to see and hear something uplifting.

    • Simply Moono | February 1, 2012 at 12:05 pm |

      Tragic.

  • Ben | February 1, 2012 at 11:02 am |

    This may be of interest to some of you: I have a small blog and I just did a rundown of my favorite sites for NFL design/uniforms. As you can imagine, much praise is reserved for Uni Watch.
    Any I should’ve included in the top 6?
    http://www.the-pick-...

    • The Jeff | February 1, 2012 at 11:11 am |

      Well there is: http://mghelmets.com... pretty much the same as the helmet project, but better rendered.

      • Ben | February 1, 2012 at 11:18 am |

        I hadn’t seen that site before, amazingly. My issue with it though is that there doesn’t seem to be a helmet history for each team.

        • The Jeff | February 1, 2012 at 11:20 am |

          Click the teams

        • Ben | February 1, 2012 at 11:40 am |

          Thanks Jeff. I’m going to add a mention onto the Helmet Project entry.

    • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2012 at 10:07 pm |

      late to this party but DTTN (featuring marcus okkonen’s amazing work) certainly deserves a mention…GUD you got, and then nhl uniforms is also right up there

      tough to argue with the top four, but (and as much as i love rob ullman), i’d bump 5 & 6 outta there and add DTTN & NHL unis

      • Ben | February 2, 2012 at 5:03 am |

        Thanks for your input, Phil.
        I wanted to focus more on football but will probably do a wider post covering more sports in the future, even if it’s just to give Dressed to the Nines some credit.

  • Arr Scott | February 1, 2012 at 11:36 am |

    Awesome mostly sports-related animation here, including a brand-new, brilliant animation of a Bill Maher essay:

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

    And a series on logo design:

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

    And an insanely great series of ads for “Alternate Rugby Commentary”:

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

    Including this for the RWC, which ends with a long match schedule with audio cues functioning as sound-logos for each nation:

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

    • pflava | February 1, 2012 at 1:03 pm |

      LOVE the Bill Maher one!

      • Arr Scott | February 1, 2012 at 2:34 pm |

        It was the Bill Maher one that I found linked online, and thought it was the best animation I’d seen since maybe this:

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

        And then I started watching that “Alternate Rugby Commentary” series, and there was my morning pretty much gone. Genius.

  • Tim E. O'B | February 1, 2012 at 12:30 pm |

    I know that the bra was probably distracting people, but am I seriously the only person to notice that the chick with the mic is wearing the messed up NFL shop Jersey with the weird stripes and red lines around the sleeves (I thought Darren Rovell originally posted them, but I can’t find ‘em).

    http://cache.daylife...

    • Tim E. O'B | February 1, 2012 at 12:54 pm |

      SERIOUSLY, where did she get that jersey?!

    • jdreyfuss | February 1, 2012 at 1:17 pm |

      I’ve been calling it a tennis jersey since I first saw it.

    • Johnny O | February 1, 2012 at 1:44 pm |

      Those are the Reebok Super Bowl fashion jerseys. They usually incorporate some sort of regional flair to them:

      http://www.fansedge....

      Last year, they incorporated the Texas star on them:

      http://www.fansedge....

      • Tim E. O'B | February 1, 2012 at 2:14 pm |

        “This jersey looks just like what the players will wear at the Super Bowl.” – from your first link

        No, I think these were mistakes, they’re also not for sale anymore and I thought Paul mentioned them here as mistakes.

  • David | February 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm |

    It appears that the Timberwolves will be wearing their Muskies unis tonight. There’s a video of Ellington wearing the uni and more…

    http://www.startribu...

  • Paul | February 1, 2012 at 1:15 pm |

    Not sure if anyone has mentioned this, but here is a picture of the field the Super Bowl will be played on.

    https://lh5.googleus...

    • jdreyfuss | February 1, 2012 at 1:19 pm |

      I didn’t know they painted FieldTurf. I thought they just replaced the carpet, like with traditional turf.

      • Johnny O | February 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm |

        They probably paint the current field, and then replace afterwards. I know that because after Super Bowl XLV, they ripped it up, authenticated it, and then sold it to many stores in Wisconsin.

    • Andy | February 1, 2012 at 3:04 pm |

      Very nice looking. A permanent field usually has the cut-out markings, but they will paint Field Turf in a pinch or for a one-time event. Not sure if they put down new turf and are auctioning this field off or not, or if this is the same turf the Colts play on..

  • Gusto44 | February 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm |

    Rumors are circulating Seattle is one possible destination for the Phoenix Coyotes. If that happens, the name Coyotes would certainly be jettisoned(lack of tradition and success).

    What would be a good nickname for a Seattle NHL club? They would be the lone major league hockey team in the northwest.

    Thunderbirds is the name of a minor league team, but the potential new owners may have something else in mind.

    • Gusto44 | February 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm |

      Oops, should have said American Northwest.

    • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 1:51 pm |

      Really? Awfully close to Vancouver, but I suppose no farther than the Islanders or Devils from the Rangers.

      If they don’t go for Thunderbirds, Pilots, or Metropolitans…go for something fun.

      How about the Squid?

    • Teebz | February 1, 2012 at 2:00 pm |

      Show me an owner in Seattle that wants to own the Coyotes. In fact, show me an arena that can hold more than 16,000 in Seattle for a hockey game.

      The fact is that Seattle is a pipe dream. Quebec has owners, but no suitable arena. Kansas City has an arena, but no owners.

      In short, there are no cities at this present time that has an arena, ownership, and a fanbase that can support an NHL franchise moving. If I had to pick one of the above, I’d start with the ownership, and move them to Quebec City.

      • Winter | February 1, 2012 at 2:03 pm |

        How about Houston?

      • Ry Co 40 | February 1, 2012 at 2:42 pm |

        does brooklyn count?

        ;-)

      • JTH | February 1, 2012 at 2:55 pm |

        Key Arena would work as a temporary home. It holds 18-some thousand for basketball if you include the suites.

        They want to bring an NBA franchise back to Seattle. An existing NHL team could certainly drive the construction of a new facility that would presumably be shared by a relocated basketball team.

        That being said, I think Indianapolis has as good a shot at landing the Coyotes as Seattle does.

        • Teebz | February 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm |

          According to the arena’s information, the arena’s seating drops to 11,000 for hockey and skating events. That’s significantly smaller than the MTS Center in Winnipeg and the Nassau Mausoleum on Long Island.

          Temporarily? Sure, it could work. But the Tacoma Dome would be a much better venue.

          And then there’s that lack of ownership issue….

        • Tim E. O'B | February 1, 2012 at 3:28 pm |

          Former NHLPA executive director Paul Kelly is quoted as saying: “The six (now 7) Canadian franchises do so well, they pack the buildings, get great TV, great revenue streams. If you put another team up there, be it in Nova Scotia or Hamilton, it would be more of the same.”

          Bring back Quebec.

          “That being said, I think Indianapolis has as good a shot at landing the Coyotes as Seattle does.”

          IMO, a better shot, Conseco (or whatever the hell it’s called now) is a beautiful arena in the heart of a great sports town and it already hosts hockey games.

      • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2012 at 10:14 pm |

        “there are no cities at this present time that has an arena, ownership, and a fanbase that can support an NHL franchise moving”

        ~~~

        sure there is

        uniondale

        ~~~

        OH…you meant moving TO…not from

        /my bad

    • Komet17 | February 1, 2012 at 2:02 pm |

      Oooo! Seattle Totems (late of the old Western Hockey League): http://www.ebbets.co...

    • Arr Scott | February 1, 2012 at 2:47 pm |

      Ooh, ooh! I have it! This site shows what the perfect name would be for a new team in Seattle:

      http://sites.google....

      Coyotes. From the looks of it, Seattle has coyotes like DC has rats. Apparently, every morning in Seattle, you have to go out to your car and scrape the coyotes off your windshield before you can drive to work. All those blue pins on the map appear to be from 2006 and 2006; apparently the coyotes are now so thick that they’ve entirely replaced the Homo sapiens population of Seattle with Canis latrans. Given that, how does the team not keep the Coyotes name if it relos to Seattle?

      • Tim E. O'B | February 1, 2012 at 3:38 pm |

        “Apparently, every morning in Seattle, you have to go out to your car and scrape the coyotes off your windshield before you can drive to work.”

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHA CotD

    • Marc | February 1, 2012 at 6:42 pm |

      Why not Portland? At least they have an NHL caliber arena, unlike Seattle.

  • Matt S | February 1, 2012 at 1:28 pm |

    Great piece from our buddy Vince on Browns owner Randy Lerner:

    http://www.clevescen...

    Interesting view of an often misunderstood and somewhat odd guy. And even if you don’t care about Lerner, there are a few uni tidbits in there, including a reference to a radical uni overhaul proposed by the league, and the impending removal of the AL patch for 2013.

    • Chance Michaels | February 1, 2012 at 2:07 pm |

      the impending removal of the AL patch for 2013

      About freaking time. I’d like to think that he was finally embarrassed by what might well be the most over-the-top tribute in American sports.

    • Tim F. | February 1, 2012 at 4:39 pm |

      How BADLY do you want to see that prototype uniform the NFL came up with for the Browns with the white helmet?

  • John M | February 1, 2012 at 2:09 pm |

    What are the rumors about the Coyotes? Is there a chance they would move as soon as next season? Is there a plan to build a new arena in Seattle? Seattle would be a good location, since they lost the NBA team. Really think the Seattle Squid (I like it!) would hurt Vancouver? It’s about the same distance as Philly to New York, and fans would not have to leave the country to see hockey. I look forward to wearing a Squid sweater…

    • Gusto44 | February 1, 2012 at 4:48 pm |

      Just speculation at this point about the Coyotes, there does seem like a thirst for major league pro hockey in the Seattle-Portland area. Obviously, other cities have been speculated for possible relocation of the Coyotes.

      Phoenix just hasn’t worked out, and no one is stepping forward in that chaotic situation. Some areas simply aren’t cut out to be NHL cities. Any potential new city will have to find the combination of support and leadership to have a shot. Columbus is another possible candidate for relocation, like Phoenix, it has issues with lack of tradition and success as a newer franchise.

      If someone stepped up in Kansas City, I’d like to see the name Blades resurrected. KC had an IHL team by that name in the past.

    • lemonverbena | February 1, 2012 at 5:19 pm |

      Vancouver is in favor of a Seattle team to give them a regional rival. Reportedly.

  • dustin | February 1, 2012 at 2:46 pm |

    http://scottfowlerob...

    says panthers uniforms will not be changed next season.

  • Christopher F. | February 1, 2012 at 4:02 pm |

    Awesome COTD, but I wish there were more photos.

    Also wish I could find more photos of New Orleans in the 70s-80s. Seems like there’s a ton from the 1910s-1950s, then it stops.

  • StLMarty | February 1, 2012 at 7:37 pm |

    Tiquan Underwood?
    I’m pretty sure that’s Play.
    http://www.vibe.com/...

  • PKeenan | February 1, 2012 at 7:45 pm |

    Reebok wanted to charge Adrian Peterson $1 million dollars to change his uniform number

    http://www.startribu...

  • JTH | February 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm |

    There’s a good reason the Key Arena seating capacity for hockey is around 11,000. They cordon off about a quarter of the seats in the lower level and close off the upper level entirely.

    It’s not that they can’t seat 17,000 people, it’s that they choose not to make that number of seats available.

    But as I was saying, the Yotes ain’t moving there.

    • JTH | February 1, 2012 at 9:22 pm |

      Crap. That doesn’t belong here. It belongs up the page a bit.

  • Rydell | February 1, 2012 at 10:20 pm |

    I still don’t know why Wisconsin state doesn’t have an NHL team. They got the Bucks, Packers and Brewers. None of these are big market teams. The Wisconsin Badgers have a heck of a program. Fans would love Milwaukee to join the league. First of all winter and outdoor skating is present, and an understanding of the game would be as well. Let’s take the Panthers (or Coyotes) and bring them to Milwaukee. If Winnipeg has a team, why the hell doesn’t Milwaukee. We could share the arena with the Bucks. The fan base should be residents of the city, not snowbirds.

    • shiraz | February 1, 2012 at 10:59 pm |

      I’m good with Milwaukee..how bout the Milwaukee T-Birds..(first nickname that came to mind)

      • Rydell | February 1, 2012 at 11:02 pm |

        Not bad. Actually not bad at all. The logo could involve Danny Ramalatti from the movie Grease

        • shiraz | February 1, 2012 at 11:07 pm |

          Green! the nhl needs more of the color of green. The league has what one team with green in their colors? (the Wild) A green t-bird with yellow rims, theres your logo ;)

        • JTH | February 1, 2012 at 11:37 pm |

          Danny Ramalatti? I’m no Grease aficionado, but I don’t recall a character with that name.

          And what the hell does Milwaukee have to do with Grease in any of its stage/screen incarnations?

        • Jim Vilk | February 1, 2012 at 11:40 pm |

          Danny Ramalatti was a character from The Young And The Restless (based in the fictional town of Genoa City, WI), played by Michael Damian.

          Don’t ask me how I know that.

  • shiraz | February 1, 2012 at 10:48 pm |

    Normally NBA unis don’t interest me at all..until I saw the Wizards’. I don’t know what is said on here but my faves of all time till present day for bball. The ‘dc’? reaching for the ball?.. brilliant. color scheme perfect!

    • Jim Vilk | February 1, 2012 at 11:33 pm |

      My only quibble with them is you can’t see the numbers from more than 10 feet away. Other than that, they’re very good.

      • Phil Hecken | February 1, 2012 at 11:45 pm |

        “My only quibble with them is you I can’t see the numbers from more than 10 feet away”

        fixed

  • Wheels | February 1, 2012 at 10:53 pm |

    “Muskies” vs. Pacers throwbacks:
    http://scores.espn.g...

    • Jim Vilk | February 1, 2012 at 11:33 pm |

      Niiiiiiiice…

  • Rogue | February 1, 2012 at 11:22 pm |

    Dallas Stars have green, just saying. But I like the yellow & green combo on ice. Need something though to not be copying Packer colors. Add blue maybe.

  • Rogue | February 1, 2012 at 11:25 pm |

    Actually, you know what? how about 2 colors only-Red Wings, Maple Leafs, NY Giants? No piping just old school two color scheme.

    • Rydell | February 1, 2012 at 11:33 pm |

      I’m ok with 2 colors only, yellow and green? which would be home/away

    • JTH | February 1, 2012 at 11:38 pm |

      Giants?

  • wayne | February 1, 2012 at 11:58 pm |

    Milwaukee Admirals plan to wear Brewers themed jerseys on Friday.

    http://www.milwaukee...

    I find it odd that a team is featuring another teams alternate/fauxback jersey instead of the primary.

  • JP | February 2, 2012 at 11:45 am |

    Accidentally just posted this in yesterday’s comments, but I thought I’d repeat here. Random find of an auction site with some game used USFL gear. Cool to see some of these old uniforms again. http://www.legendary...