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Australia's Uniforms Feature Names of Medalists

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By John Ekdahl

Last night (on tape delay), Australia rolled out their Olympics Uniforms that featured the names of all 131 Australian medalists lined on the inside of their blazers.

Australian diving’s golden boy yesterday was given the honour of unveiling a secret hidden inside the new green Australian Opening ceremony jackets – the names of all 131 Australian gold medallists through history will be printed on the inner lining.

They are also printed on the inside of the new “gold” Dunlop volley shoes which the Australians will wear at Friday night’s ceremony.

The opening ceremony was a little on the bizarre side. There wasn’t much love for the announcers, either. But at least the queen had a good time.

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Paul weighed in on Nebraska’s alternate uniform over at ESPN, and likened it to an old pizza mascot. Video below.

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Yesterday was Ron Santo Day at Wrigley Field and the Cubs honored the Hall of Famer by clicking their heels while taking the field.

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This month “Benchies” also appears Monday through Friday at Uni-Watch.

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Dating requires being able to read those subtle little signals…

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107 comments to Australia’s Uniforms Feature Names of Medalists

  • Phil Hecken | July 28, 2012 at 9:29 am |

    man it’s weird watching tennis at wimbledon and seeing the players wearing a color other than white

    • The Jeff | July 28, 2012 at 9:34 am |

      Phil Hecken | July 28, 2012 at 9:29 am

      man it’s weird watching tennis

      /fixed

  • T'Challa | July 28, 2012 at 9:33 am |

    @Phil: also weird not seeing that giant dirt patch in the service area

  • Tony C. | July 28, 2012 at 9:49 am |

    re:Olympic Opening Ceremony

    disappointed that the Doctor Who theme song got cut from the show, though there was a Tardis sound before one of the songs.

    • Ricko | July 28, 2012 at 10:47 am |

      Oh, is THAT it was on NBC last night?

      I thought it was MEL BROOKS’ HISTORY OF THE WORLD: PART II, THE PAGEANT.

      • Ricko | July 28, 2012 at 10:48 am |

        Although the bit with Daniel Craig and the “Queen” was inspired.

        • George Chilvers | July 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm |

          Just wondering , Ricko, why you put quotes around the “Queen”?

          :)

        • Ricko | July 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm |

          I guess cuz I assumed it was an impersonator (well, I know it was in the leap from the chopper).

          If that was really her working with Craig, then seriously God bless the Queen cuz it says something about her sense of humor.

        • George Chilvers | July 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm |

          Yes, Ricko – that really was the Queen in the indoor shots in the Palace. How he got her to agree is anyone’s guess. Apparently she was delighted to be asked to take part.

        • George Chilvers | July 28, 2012 at 4:22 pm |
        • Ricko | July 28, 2012 at 4:34 pm |

          Cool. Good for her.

      • ChrisH | July 28, 2012 at 11:24 am |

        I’m still waiting for Mel to release Spaceballs 2: The Search for More Money.
        This British-themed opening sequence was much better than what was on the tele yesterdsy…shorter too!

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

        • timmy b | July 28, 2012 at 6:46 pm |

          The fact that HM The Queen can get around at 86 that well is very impressive.

    • -DW | July 28, 2012 at 11:10 pm |

      It was if Tim Burton had directed The Wizard of Oz or Pink Floyd’s The Wall.

  • DanD | July 28, 2012 at 10:09 am |

    Should have Ron Santo day in August when the Reds come in. That way they could have honored Santo and Barry Larkin.

    • Kyle | July 28, 2012 at 10:16 am |

      Why would the Cubs feel the need to honor a player that didn’t play for them?

      • The Jeff | July 28, 2012 at 10:21 am |

        If the Nationals can dress up as a team they never were and the Rays can throwback to before they existed, why can’t the Cubs honor a player who wasn’t theirs? The flood gates have been opened. Any team can honor any thing at any time.

        • Ricko | July 28, 2012 at 10:40 am |

          Yup. The Participation Trophy Generation moves onward. Should never be denied anything. “Wanting to” is reason enough.

          Or, in flashback terms, “My team finished fourth so I don’t get a trophy??? Mommm-eeee….”

        • DJ | July 28, 2012 at 11:02 am |

          It could be pulled off. For example, during the Montreal Canadiens’ 100th season, whenever one of their fellow Original 6 teams visited, they had a special program with past stars of both teams being honored, and the Canadiens presented the visitors with a large framed collage depicting the series between the two teams.

        • Phil Hecken | July 28, 2012 at 11:03 am |

          “My team finished fourth in a 12-way tie for 98th so I don’t get a trophy??? Mommm-eeee….”

          ~~~

          (fixed)

        • StLMarty | July 28, 2012 at 11:35 am |

          I prefer Three Way Tie for Last.

        • Wheels | July 28, 2012 at 1:42 pm |

          +1

      • DanD | July 28, 2012 at 11:39 am |

        Because the Cubs were wearing HOF caps with both names on them.

        • JenInChicago | July 30, 2012 at 11:24 am |

          The official HOF patch had both names. I was at the induction and I was looking for anything without Larkin’s name attached. I wanted something with only Santo…..

      • elgato11x | July 28, 2012 at 12:25 pm |

        The Cubs already honored Chipper Jones earlier this year, why stop there? Might as well honor Larkin too.

        /sarcasm

      • -DW | July 28, 2012 at 11:25 pm |

        Every team in MLB pays tribute and honors players that never played for them every year….April 15.

        (That is except the Dodgers.)

        So, why not???

    • pushbutton | July 28, 2012 at 11:18 am |

      Santo had come close in the voting before, but it was that “breathing or non-breathing” stat that finally put him over. The vital statistic, as it were.

      Fuck the hall of fame.

      • Mike Engle | July 28, 2012 at 11:44 am |

        Fuck the Hall of Fame for inducting Boobie Kuhn ahead of Marvin Miller.

        • ChrisH | July 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm |

          …and for allowing a Tax Dodgers’ uniform to occupy display space.

  • Connie | July 28, 2012 at 10:56 am |

    I dunno, Rick (and others), that Danny Boyle production was a lot of fun for our household. Dopey? Shallow? Sophomoric? Sure, but frequently over-the-top sublime/silly. The Mary Poppins paratroop unit! Anyway, we liked it, and largely because it was so damn ENGLISH…

    • Ricko | July 28, 2012 at 11:05 am |

      Oh, I enjoyed it. Was commenting on the typical “over-the-topitude” that’s typical of previous such ceremonies.

      And, yeah, the Britishness of it was kinda fun. Wouldn’t see many pearlies in a ceremony in any other country, that’s for sure.

    • Phil Hecken | July 28, 2012 at 11:09 am |

      could have done without mr. bean, but im not sure they could have performed the theme from chariots without him

      ER and bond was spot on though…best part of the night

      and did anyone think sir paul could have done something besides “jude”? i realize that’s basically his ‘anthem’ but i’ve never been that fond of that particular song, and the beatles are the greatest band in the history of ever

      • StLMarty | July 28, 2012 at 11:30 am |

        Most of Paul’s stuff sounds like it was written for children or the elderly.

        • The Jeff | July 28, 2012 at 11:34 am |

          I was going to post something along the lines of “The Beatles are the most over-hyped band in the history of ever”, but that works too.

        • Ricko | July 28, 2012 at 11:35 am |

          And in forty years someone probably will say that about today’s top songwriters.

        • StLMarty | July 28, 2012 at 11:41 am |

          Technically, the Beatles are overhyped. Popular artists usually are.
          Don’t get me wrong, I love the Beatles very much. I just don’t agree that any band deserves the title “The Greatest.”

        • Ricko | July 28, 2012 at 11:47 am |

          Absolutely. Popular doesn’t equal great.
          But it doesn’t mean popular can’t BE great.

          Prime example: GHANDI won Best Picture Oscar over E.T.

          But which will remembered longer?

          So “great” and “popular” get all tangled up sometimes.

        • Phil Hecken | July 28, 2012 at 11:59 am |

          “Most of Paul’s stuff sounds like it was written for children or the elderly.”

          ~~~

          i realize there is a certain hip or coolness to saying ‘yeah, the beatles were just a popular band, but they weren’t really that great’ (not saying you’re saying that martay) and i remember way back in grade/high school it was completely *uncool* to like any “popular” bands, including the moptops (although they had considerably more hair then)…

          but owning the entire discography plus a lot of bootlegs from their early years, there was probably more talent and innovation there (and no one can argue they completely reshaped music forever) than in 10 bands combined

          if they’re not your cuppa (and don’t think that early stuff is what they necessarily wanted to do — bands back then were completely owned by the studio and if they were told “write bubblegum music because it sells” who were they to argue), that’s fine

          but in terms of their impact on music, talent (raw, alone and combined), no one compares

          did they ‘sell out’? i suppose that depends upon your definition of the term, but just because they didn’t say “fuck you” to the man (and trust me, they did at times) doesn’t mean they weren’t outstanding artists

          and THE, with what you consider “music,” you’re forbidden from further participation in this discussion

        • StLMarty | July 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm |

          Great and greatest are two different animals.

        • Phil Hecken | July 28, 2012 at 12:06 pm |

          which is ali?

        • Tim E. O'B | July 28, 2012 at 12:32 pm |

          Not just for their unmatched popularity, not just for revolutionizing pop music, not just for inventing current songwriting conventions, not just for introducing the masses to eastern music traditions, not just for spearheading the psychedelic art and music movement, not just for having three of the greatest songwriters of all time (and Ringo), not just for their amazing films, not just for calling it quits at the top of their game, not for any of that but for all of it and more:

          The Beatles are inarguably the greatest rock band of all time and your favorite band owes them a giant debt of gratitude whether you and/or they realize it.

          If you think you don’t like the Beatles, give me a list of bands/songs you DO like, and I can find you a Beatles song you’ll love.

          You can like other bands more (some people prefer the Stones’ consistent/classic rock sound), but in totality, who the Beatles where and what the Beatles did are more important than any one band ever.

          OH! and they wrote some of the greatest songs of all time that are still revolutionary half a century later.

        • stlmarty | July 28, 2012 at 12:33 pm |

          I own almost everything the Beatles ever did, and I love them regardless of how popular they are.
          I just don’t feel that any band deserves that much hype.
          Don’t even get me started on U2. I just threw up in my mouth.

        • Vilk...James Vilk | July 28, 2012 at 12:38 pm |

          not just for spearheading the psychedelic art and music movement

          You say that like it’s a good thing…

          Otherwise, Timmo’s got a point.

        • Phil Hecken | July 28, 2012 at 12:42 pm |

          “You say that like it’s a good thing…”

          ~~~

          im not quite sure the beatles should get the credit for that one, but they certainly helped it

          and yes, jim, that was a very good thing

        • Tim E. O'B | July 28, 2012 at 12:49 pm |

          If you let a _______’s popularity affect your enjoyment of said ________, I feel bad for you.

          I used to be that way and I slip into it every once in a while (Coldplay. I can’t not hate them even though I realize their idiot fans aren’t their fault and their music isn’t terrible).

          It’s very cynical and it’s just you preventing yourself from enjoying something that you otherwise would. Do and enjoy what feels good. I may not be a bro, and I may hat that Dave Matthews has released the same album 15 times, but that shouldn’t diminish how great a song Crash Into Me is.

          Popular things, in and of themselves have intrinsic social value, they often aren’t the best but when they are it’s amazing. Think of popularity as batting average and greatness as fielding skill, one or the other can get you into the All Star Game, but having both gets you into the Hall of Fame.

          ______
          And Vilker, when done right, psychedelic art and music is the shit.

          (and Phil or THE don’t ‘fix’ my post and just strike-through the ‘the’ before shit.)

        • The Jeff | July 28, 2012 at 12:51 pm |

          Ok Timmy… here’s a few of my favorite songs…

          http://youtu.be/OZlP...
          http://youtu.be/8_q3...
          http://youtu.be/32-V...
          http://youtu.be/AX6l...
          http://youtu.be/-kio...

          give me a Beatles song that I should love.

        • ChrisH | July 28, 2012 at 12:55 pm |

          Some people wanna fill the world with silly love songs.
          And what’s wrong with that?
          I’d like to know.

        • stlmarty | July 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm |

          What part of “I love the Beatles” is being lost here? I have been loving them far longer than you have, Tim E. I have every right to the opinion that NO band is the “greatest”.
          And here’s one for you…
          From start to finish (I’m talking every track), I prefer the Plastic Ono Band album to all of the Beatles albums.
          And…
          I don’t have a favorite band. I like to mix it up quite a bit. I married my wife. I will not marry myself to one band.
          But since you asked, Ian MacKaye has probably done the best job of evolving to suit my tastes. Minor Threat was perfect for my youthful angst. Fugazi caught me as I began to grow and mellow. The Evens are currently in the old wheelhouse.
          I’m a Man! I’m forty! Well, next month.

        • Vilk...James Vilk | July 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm |

          …’cause here I go,
          againnnnnnnnnnnnn!

          Ah, Wings…now *that* was band.

        • stlmarty | July 28, 2012 at 1:07 pm |

          Isn’t that Whitesnake?

        • Vilk...James Vilk | July 28, 2012 at 1:09 pm |

          Hey, you’re right…

          But it also fits with Chris H’s comment.

        • stlmarty | July 28, 2012 at 1:16 pm |

          Sheeeeeeet. I have to keep spewing.
          “If you let a _______’s popularity affect your enjoyment of said ________, I feel bad for you.”
          When did I say this?
          Yes, U2 wrote some good songs (mainly in the early days). My point is, I don’t think they deserve that much drool.
          I love Sam Cooke, the Beatles, Led Zep, CCR, the Stones, Wu Tang, Radiohead, Wilco… I could go on and on. Last time I checked, those artists are popular.
          Not one of them is the greatest, however, because nobody is the greatest.

        • stlmarty | July 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm |

          Oh, one more thing. Please don’t cry for me ArgenTimEa.

        • Tim E. O'B | July 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm |

          stlmarty, I like this convo and have had it with people a lot older than you, haha, so don’t feel like I’m attacking you, I just like this argument.

          Now, age and length of time absorbing things doesn’t make you a better at things – granted, it almost always helps and not hurts, but it doesn’t mean a fuller appreciation.

          I grew up playing classical music, marching band music and jazz as well as singing in choir. Until I was in college, my plan was to become a music professor (I mean, I went to band camps [JokesOpenTag] and choral camps).

          Even though I decided not to pursue that, two of the greatest influences on my life were music directors in high school and I studied pop music at Indiana when I could.

          I live a breath music in a way you probably don’t (Like, I own a drum set, keyboard, guitar, mandolin, trumpet and other assorted percussion instruments). Now, that doesn’t make me better at appreciating music, but rather it has shaped my appreciation to come from a place that has forged me to appreciate the value of the construction and arrangement of music.

          But, in general, I don’t really care about lyrics. I just listen to the vocal arrangements and harmonies. This is a reason why I love Wilco. But that’s probably not the way others listen to vocals. Neither is right or wrong it’s part of the interpretation.

          But being that we all take in music valuing different aspects, bands other than the Beatles are a logical choice for your favorite band. Sentimental reasons are some of the best reasons, that’s why I love ‘of Montreal’ and Phoenix.

          But that doesn’t affect their intrinsic ‘greatness’, which, IMO, is just as much about their societal impact and importance as it is the quality, quantity and head-boppinesness of their songs.

          (I really like this conversation, hahaha…)

        • Tim E. O'B | July 28, 2012 at 1:25 pm |

          This:

          “If you let a _______’s popularity affect your enjoyment of said ________, I feel bad for you.”

          Is a general statement to anyone, not specifically you.

          It applied, and still does at times, to me.

        • stlmarty | July 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm |

          I appreciate your tone at the moment, but I don’t like the conversation. It keeps going in directions that I had no intention of it going. And the whole forty thing was only inserted for levity. I turn forty next month and I don’t know shit.
          My only point today was regarding the amount of “hype” that certain bands receive. If the Beatles (one more time, a band I love dearly) had not been so overly hyped, they may have continued on longer than they did.
          I have a drum kit (I’m not very good), I sang in choir, and I’ve been in bands since I was 18. That’s all irrelevant to how I view music.

        • Tim E. O'B | July 28, 2012 at 1:47 pm |

          “It keeps going in directions that I had no intention of it going”

          That’s the adventure!

          haha, ok, I’ll stop. But I will say, being in bands might be irrelevant to how you view music, but maybe it shouldn’t be…

          And I should say, I got and enjoyed your Mike Gundy reference, my Hoosiers lost the Insight bowl to his OkSt shortly after that. After they scored to go up (what felt like) 60, I kept yelling that from my nosebleed seats.

        • JenInChicago | July 30, 2012 at 11:25 am |

          I agree. Stones over Beatles any day. Any. Day.

      • Vilk...James Vilk | July 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm |

        Double-Oh-Seven and Her Majesty was spot on awesome. Didn’t see it on TV, but I caught it on youtube late at night.

        Would have preferred that Rowan Atkinson was Blackadder instead of Mr. Bean, but it was still good.

        The Beatles were good. I was hoping that during the parade of nations, though, they’d at least acknowledge the best British band ever. But I didn’t hear any Level 42.

        Am I the only one who noticed they were playing the Bee Gees when Fiji entered the stadium? I thought Costas would pick up on that had-to-be-intentional pairing, but he was too busy trying to out-smarmy Matt Lauer.

        Watching the women’s hoops now. The substitution “horn” sounds so very British. Or do other countries use horns instead of buzzers as well?

        • ChrisH | July 28, 2012 at 1:56 pm |

          “I was hoping…, they’d at least acknowledge the best British band ever. But I didn’t hear any Level 42.”

          Making mistakes is a part of life’s imperfection.

          Oasis is the best. Just ask the Gallagher Bros.

          Culture Club: first group since The (highly over-rated?)Beatles to have three Top 10 US hits from a debut album.

        • Vilk...James Vilk | July 28, 2012 at 2:07 pm |

          Kudos for the Something About You line…although that song makes me cringe. It’s the only one you’ll hear on US radio, but there are like twenty-some Level 42 songs that are better. You Yanks don’t know what you’re missing.

          Just ask Sir George Martin:
          http://www.youtube.c...

        • AceFace | July 29, 2012 at 3:02 am |

          I freakin’ LOVE Level 42, but not the best British band ever. Although possibly the best British band of the 80’s. Mark King is God on the bass!

      • Arr Scott | July 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm |

        I believe studied have shown that “Hey Jude” is the favorite Beatles song of exactly nobody. Closing with that, and also the continuity problem with the girl losing her phone, the boy finding it, and then him connecting with her by calling her on her phone to tell her that he found her phone, were the only negatives for me. Otherwise, it was freakin’ awesome, and blew Beijing out of the water for me. I mean, seriously, they had Henry V raze the Shire, build Mordor, and forge a ring so that Mary Poppins could defeat Voldemort. And Bond! How come Mitt didn’t think of having Indiana Jones bring the president to the Games on an exploding motorcycle in 2002? You know Dubya would have been up for it.

        • Tim E. O'B | July 28, 2012 at 1:31 pm |

          Yeah, I really liked it. And there were A LOT of subtle (split second Social Network ref) and not so subtle (Chariots of Fire) references to many, many movies, which I thought was fun to try and catch.

          I also thought that the choice of songs was bolder and more accurate than they would choose to portray at the cost of political correctness (Firestarter and the Lyric, “When you want to come” from Relax).

          Pleasantly surprised.

        • ChrisH | July 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm |

          Heck, even Julian Lennon prefers “A Day in the Life”!

        • DJ | July 28, 2012 at 1:36 pm |

          I mean, seriously, they had Henry V raze the Shire

          1) Kenneth Branagh was a last-minute substitute for Mark Rylance, who had to withdraw because of the death of his daughter.

          2) Branagh was portraying this man:

          http://en.m.wikipedi...

          Voted Second Greatest Briton of all time in a BBC national poll behind Churchill. It was a nice parallel to frame the ceremony with two great British engineers.

        • stlmarty | July 28, 2012 at 1:39 pm |

          I didn’t watch the ceremonies.
          Why didn’t they go with Happiness is a Warm Gun?

        • George Chilvers | July 28, 2012 at 5:37 pm |

          “the continuity problem with the girl losing her phone, the boy finding it, and then him connecting with her by calling her on her phone to tell her that he found her phone, were the only negatives for me. “….. maybe he called her on her landline that would be shown in her address/contact list as “Home”?

    • DJ | July 28, 2012 at 12:08 pm |

      Coolest part — Tim Berners-Lee being part of the ceremony? Or Tim Berners-Lee tweeting “This Is For Everyone” as part of the ceremony?

      • timmy b | July 28, 2012 at 6:55 pm |

        Am I the only one who noticed the 5 second clip of Mud’s “Tiger Feet?” A four week stay at #1 in early 1974 that never existed in the U.S.

        As for Brit bands, I am very partial to the ska-influenced Madness from the 80’s. Great talent with a great sense of humor.

        • AceFace | July 29, 2012 at 2:59 am |

          Two Tone bands rock!!!

  • StLMarty | July 28, 2012 at 11:37 am |

    Oh Danny Boyle
    The pipes, the pipes are calling

    • Arr Scott | July 28, 2012 at 1:21 pm |

      I loved that they opened with “Jerusalem.” I thought that the Church of England had removed it from their hymnal in the 1980s.

      • George Chilvers | July 28, 2012 at 5:07 pm |

        But it is the quintissential English song/hymn, and in my opinion should be England’s anthem (eg rugby or Commonwealth Games).

        C of E are just a load of lefties ;)

  • Luther Mahoney | July 28, 2012 at 11:39 am |

    Watch some of the tennis. Looks like Wimbledon is relaxing its’ all white rule. Roger Federer is
    wearing a red shirt.

    • Phil Hecken | July 28, 2012 at 11:52 am |

      yeah…think there was a column on that this week… and maybe a comment or two today

    • DJ | July 28, 2012 at 1:12 pm |

      It’s not a question of Wimbledon relaxing their rules.
      The All-England Club doesn’t run this tournament, the ITF does.

  • Andrew Seagraves | July 28, 2012 at 12:50 pm |

    I admit, I like the direction Nebraska is heading with this whole concept – along the lines of the Michigan uni from the under the lights at the Big House game last year. I’m with Paul that the Black N might be too much and one commenter that a smoke grey or black pant would look good with it. I personally think that bringing letters back to Jerseys is a cool nod to yesteryear and this uni can be improved upon. I’m also one who likes the concept of Northwestern stripes across the chest and back, just needs to be tweaked (I’m with you Tim about it connecting on the sides and it vaguely reminds me of the 1933 NY Giants unis)

    • NickV | July 28, 2012 at 4:37 pm |

      Totally agree with you take on this. Immediately upon seeing Northwestern’s new unis -my thoughts went to the NY Giants.

      I’ll concede that Nebraska wearing these in a game vs. Wisconsin avoids the tilt looking like a Spring Game scrimmage. However, there are about 198 different details and uniform possibilities that Nebraska could have done to improve upon this alternate. Sadly, they took what I believe is a pretty unimaginative, rote direction.

  • Arr Scott | July 28, 2012 at 1:14 pm |

    Sad to say that uni-wise, Team USA was the second-worst-outfitted team in the parade of nations. Only the Czech Republic, with their plastic boots, we’re worse. Shame, because the Czechs are right up there with the nations I root for after USA. Team GB was the third-ugliest, unless that was actually Team Krypton, in which case they were the best unis in the parade.

    • Arr Scott | July 28, 2012 at 1:17 pm |

      “were worse.” I’m totally blaming Steve Jobs for that apostrophe.

  • Coleman | July 28, 2012 at 1:22 pm |

    Definitely enjoying the hoops the US women’s soccer team is sporting today. It makes them even easier on the eyes, which I didn’t know could be possible.

    • Tim E. O'B | July 28, 2012 at 1:35 pm |

      Does Rapinoe remind anyone else of Switch from the Matrix? Or is that just me?

      Also,
      Alex Morgan is so hot.

      • Coleman | July 28, 2012 at 1:41 pm |

        Yes, and yes. I would have Alex Morgan’s baby. Yes, I’m aware of how messed up that statement is.

  • Joe from Eagle Mills | July 28, 2012 at 2:16 pm |

    I just watched the team archery medal ceremony. Do those Nike-branded jeans that the US team were wearing for the medal ceremony look awkward?

  • Steve D | July 28, 2012 at 3:11 pm |

    The Beatles are my favorite band.., the greatest IMO. I don’t even know how you go about creating some of their masterpieces. They sound as fresh today as they did in the sixties. Imagine saying in the 1970s that 1920s music was fresh.

    • StLMarty | July 28, 2012 at 3:31 pm |

      Blind Blake still sounds f… f… fressshhh to me.
      Recording quality… not so much.

    • pushbutton | July 28, 2012 at 5:31 pm |

      How about going from “Thank You Girl” to “A Day In The Life” in about 3 years. In an industry that exerts incredible pressure NOT to change. It’s one thing to develop that much musically in a short time, but to hold your original fans while continuing to add new ones……and name any band that will still be adding new fans 40 years after they break up.

      • StLMarty | July 28, 2012 at 10:31 pm |

        … and still greater than Jesus.

        • Jim Vilk | July 28, 2012 at 11:17 pm |

          If you mean this guy,
          http://www.youtube.c...
          you’re right.

        • stlmarty | July 29, 2012 at 12:11 am |

          That’s the guy.

  • Shane | July 28, 2012 at 4:30 pm |

    The number/NOB font on the US women’s volleyball jerseys is annoying.

    • Shane | July 28, 2012 at 4:32 pm |

      Like, “I’m supposed to be watching a pretty rad sport played by incredibly in-shape women in tiny, tiny shorts and am distracted by this font” annoying.

    • Jim Vilk | July 28, 2012 at 11:14 pm |

      I’m glad they added some extra clothing. Now when I say, “I’m watching because I like volleyball” I won’t have to hear “Yeah, riiiiiiiight…”

      • Jim Vilk | July 28, 2012 at 11:15 pm |

        Oh, you meant the indoor volleyball team.

        Yeah, that font is indeed annoying.

        • Jim Vilk | July 28, 2012 at 11:42 pm |

          Seriously,
          http://cache.daylife...
          those look like rejected concepts for the ’05 Nationals BP jerseys.

          As for women’s beach volleyball, the numbers are a nice font, but they’re too small
          http://cache.daylife...
          and couldn’t they position them elsewhere?
          http://cache.daylife...

        • Dave Hogg | July 29, 2012 at 1:34 am |

          The numbers on the beach volleyball uniforms are a little bizarre to begin with – do you really need jersey numbers to tell the players apart? Granted, it isn’t always as obvious as with May and Walsh – could those two be any less alike physically? – but it’s two people.

  • Bernard | July 28, 2012 at 7:28 pm |

    AC Milan vs. Chelsea is just fucking lovely.

  • Johnny O | July 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm |

    MIlwaukee Brewers in 1923 Milwaukee Bears uniforms tonight. Nats participating as well, wearing Homestead Grays uniforms.

  • Kevin Hastings | July 28, 2012 at 9:10 pm |

    Nats look great, as always, paying homage to the Grays. They need to put that Josh Gibson era uni on annual rotation – with batting helmets please!

  • feitcanwrite | July 28, 2012 at 10:45 pm |

    As a Nebraska alumnus and fan, my thoughts on the alternate uniform: http://feitcanwrite....

  • -DW | July 28, 2012 at 11:08 pm |

    The Noid/Nebraska uniform….. They are hideous.

    Since it appears that college football programs are being dictated by what 18-year old recruits like and not by tradition, and it seems like all they want is black, black, black and more black, then lets do this: home team in an all black ensemble except for a white jersey with black numbers and the road team in monochrome black.

    Nebraska should be embarrassed to even consider that uniform.

    No wonder I hate college football.

  • Patrick_in_MI | July 28, 2012 at 11:54 pm |

    Is Catch of the Day on hiatus along with Paul?

  • AceFace | July 29, 2012 at 2:57 am |

    OK so….I am following this “greatest band ever” convo with a chortle or two, largely because considering any band other than The Beatles as the greatest band ever is misinformed at best. And regardless if you think they have any influence on whatever style of music you happen to like – their breaking it big opened the doorway for the acts that most certainly DID influence what you like. No matter what it might be.

    In possible related Uni-Watch STYLE news – look at photo #35 of that list of 40 from the opening ceremonies. See those black pieces of tape on those drums? I believe that is the Olympic branding police at work again, as many types of drums might have a manufacturer’s badge in that spot.

    • stlmarty | July 29, 2012 at 9:10 am |

      No one is the greatest.
      And thank you for not implying that I don’t like them.

  • Kevin Hastings | July 29, 2012 at 10:34 am |

    I might be late to this observation, but it looks like US basketball changed their terrible blue backed shorts to a more traditional pair today. Wonder if that was the plan all along or if Nike realized how bad they looked? Or maybe even the IOC telling them they can’t have a look that confusing against a team in blue?

  • Beet Sports | July 30, 2012 at 3:39 am |

    That shorts change may have single handedly saved the olympivs.