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There's No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 41

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This latest batch of wire pics comes our way courtesy of Joe Hilseberg (who provided all the Orioles-related shots), Jon Helfenstein, and Bruce Menard. My thanks to all of them.

• FiOB and FNOB don’t work if you have two players named Mike Smith. The solution? Put their home states on their jerseys.

• The O’s used to employ stadium hostesses, who had some pretty mod uniforms.

• Speaking of hostess attire, here’s how the NHL dolled up its hostesses for the 1975 All-Star Game.

• To my knowledge, no official sports hostess was ever dressed up like this. This was a gimmick to cross-promote NBC’s World Series coverage and one of its sitcoms, Hey, Landlord (which I’d never heard of until now, apparently with good reason).

• Back in 1967, the Mets somehow got roped into doing a Women’s Day photo shoot about sweaters (although I’m more interested in those perfect stirrups — hot-cha-cha!). Here’s how it turned out.

• The Hagerstown Suns didn’t have history’s most creative cap design.

• Note how the two Rowes in this photo got very different NOB treatments. No. 54 is Ralph Rowe, who was on Baltimore’s coaching staff that season; No. 60 is minor league pitching instructor Ken Rowe.

• You don’t often see Frank Robinson in a Rochester Red Wings uniform.

• Perhaps an even rarer sight: Robinson with a goatee!

• What’s going on here? Apparently it’s O’s player Sammy Stewart in “disguise,” playing for the wives team in the annual O’s-vs.-wives game.

• Love these 1962 shots of Goose Tatum and Satchel Paige wearing Harlem Stars uniforms — with Goose wearing shorts!

• And we conclude with a color (!) shot of Cal Ripken Jr. wearing No. 18 (!!).

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Let’s make a deal: My printer died the other day, so yesterday I went and got a new one. Naturally, I had just stocked up on ink cartridges, and the old cartridges don’t fit the new printer, so now I’m sitting on a bunch of useless (to me) ink. Wanna take it off my hands, for cheap?

These are Canon “#8” cartridges. They work in a Canon MX850 and also in all the Canon printers listed here. I have two blacks and one apiece of cyan, yellow, and magenta (but no large black, sorry). They’re still sealed in their vacuum-tight packaging. If you ordered these from Inkfarm.com, they’d cost $30. I’m asking $20, including shipping. If you’re interested, speak up. Update: The ink cartridges are now spoken for. Thanks.

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Uni Watch News Ticker: Good spot by Bowen Hobbs, who notes that the Nets logo on the team’s new shorts has thicker lettering than on the other versions of logo that we’ve seen. Personally, I prefer the version on the shorts. … As soon as Miguel Cabrera had won the triple crown, MLB released a logo for the achivement (thanks, Brinke). … New basketball uniforms for Michigan. … Looks like Washington football may be going gold this weekend (from Steve Ashpole). … New alt rugby kit for Scotland (from Josh Jacobs). … Ken Singer’s wife was recently watching an episode of Ellen. “Dwight Howard was on, and Ellen had a Lego bust made of him, complete with a vertically arched NOB.” … Here’s a poster I’ve never seen before for the Cooperstown Cap Collection. … Love all three uniforms in this photo of Pete Rose and two Little Leaguers (from Patrick O’Neill). … An exhibit on pro football history will open this Saturday at the Heinz History Center in Pittsburgh (from Tom Mulgrew). … The Braves normally wear red for Friday home games, but they’ll wear their home whites for tomorrow’s N.L. wild card game against the Cards. At first I thought this was a show of formality for the postseason, but it turns out that it’s because red is a Cardinals color. “Not sure how often teams make uniform choices based upon the opponent, but anything that keeps the red jerseys in the closet counts as good news to me!” says Michael Rich. … New logo for some corporate-sponsored bowl game that nobody gives a shit about (from Jon Solomonson). … Also from Jon: The Southland Conference has gone BFBS — that’s beveling for beveling’s sake. … Chester Baker has written a good piece about Fordham’s new helmets and merit decals. … Are these shorts a hint of what the Thunder’s new alternate uni will look like? Colin Butler says he found the photo on NBA.com, and that it was taken down shortly after he spotted it. … Oregon State won’t be doing a blackout game, and some folks are pissed off about it (from Kyle Hanks). … Here’s an explanation for that patch worn by the Padres last Sunday (from David Taub). … New basketball uniforms for UW-Milwaukee (from Jason Fenske). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Cover of the current issue of Sports Illustrated shows Ed Hochuli wearing an awful-looking mesh cap. … In a surprising (and refreshing) move, the Bengals are taking a very 1960s-ish approach to their program covers (big thanks to Kurt Schweitzer). … Who’s this fella? It’s none other than A’s equipment manager and longtime Uni Watch reader Steve Vucinich. Congrats to him and to all the A’s for their amazing stretch run. But hey, Steve, I thought No. 27 was retired for Catfish, no? (Screen shot by Michael Cross.)

 

113 comments to There’s No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 41

  • The Jeff | October 4, 2012 at 7:19 am |

    As pointless corporate bowl game names go, the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl seems far less annoying than things like the Meineke Car Care Bowl or Little Caeser’s Pizza Bowl or whatever.

    • DenverGregg | October 4, 2012 at 7:41 am |

      Plus some good irony. The Idaho Potato Bowl is many things, but “Famous” ain’t in it.

    • Steve | October 4, 2012 at 8:09 am |

      The news on that bowl game logo is over a year old. If you see the post date on Under COnsideration…it’s from August of 2011.

    • Ry Co 40 | October 4, 2012 at 8:10 am |

      also, that’s the logo they used last year…

    • Tom V. | October 4, 2012 at 9:52 am |

      Like you said Famous Potatoes is 100 times better than the UDrove Humanitarian bowl. I’ve never even heard of UDrove so that name associated with a bowl game could actually drive me away from it.

      Secondly, the famous has to do with the Idaho Potatoes, not the bowl. But anyway, a “bowl of potatoes” in theory works as well.

      And thirdly, the famous potatoes bowl, even though relatively new and matching third place teams from conferences most don’t pay attention to, it’s the type of name that had it been a bowl thats been around for 50 years would be a fixture and we would cringe when UDrove took it over. Not an instant classic but it’s good.

      And fourthly, am hoping this isn’t a trend going on with naming products, this “wonderful pistachios 400” and “famous potatoes bowl.” Going to run out of adjectives real fast.

      • DenverGregg | October 4, 2012 at 2:46 pm |

        Bad attempt at a joke about the bowl’s fame on my part, but this language is remarkably ambiguous.

    • Dirk N. | October 4, 2012 at 11:38 am |

      That football has sour cream and chives on it. If that’s not the funniest thing you’ve seen today, I feel bad for you.

      • The Jeff | October 4, 2012 at 11:43 am |

        While I do find it to be an amusing logo… if it’s the funniest thing you’ve seen today, you need to learn how to internet, n00b.

        • ChrisH | October 4, 2012 at 12:20 pm |

          The use of a Russet was a predictable one…should have used a Redskin.

        • Rob H | October 4, 2012 at 5:03 pm |

          The use of a Russet was a predictable one…should have used a Redskin.

          That might offend some people.

  • Arr Scott | October 4, 2012 at 7:34 am |

    The thicker Nets lettering is better, but on the shorts the “B” in the ball logo is not enthickened to match. Which makes the logo as a whole badly unbalanced. So all in all, the print logo remains the better of the two.

    • The Jeff | October 4, 2012 at 8:13 am |

      Agreed.

      I think the best fix would be to keep the thicker NETS lettering and just eliminate the B entirely. They could add a small BROOKLYN to the top of the shield or something if they’re that afraid that people will forget where the team plays.

    • walter | October 4, 2012 at 9:02 am |

      I’d hope the beauty of having a black + white uniform would be all the requisite graphics would be easy to read.

      • The Jeff | October 4, 2012 at 9:25 am |

        You’re forgetting that there is no beauty in having a black & white uniform. Black & Silver with a little tiny bit of white trim works rather nicely. Black & White is lame, especially now that it’s 2012, not 1991.

        • quiet seattle | October 4, 2012 at 9:51 am |

          The Nets logo is lacking…something

          Get rid of the shield. Get rid of the word NETS.

          Put the circle B (without the basketball lines) above some rendition of this image…

          http://www.clker.com...

        • DJ | October 4, 2012 at 11:48 am |

          Black and white lack beauty? Ever see Art Deco?

        • The Jeff | October 4, 2012 at 11:58 am |

          I don’t know who Art Deco is, but if I want to see something in black & white, I’ll watch an old movie, preferably with Crow and Tom Servo commenting on it.

        • Arr Scott | October 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm |

          Black & white: Obviously the least elegant outfit ever.

          http://content.artof...

          http://askmissa.com/...

          http://www.directclo...

          What matters is distinctiveness. Which the Nets have in spades with their new unis.

        • The Jeff | October 4, 2012 at 1:22 pm |

          Pfft. I’m sorry, Arrrrrrrr, but “Brooklyn Nets” and “Bond, James Bond” are not comparable.

          In terms of NBA uniforms, they’re far too close to the Spurs to be considered distinctive or unique.

        • Arr Scott | October 4, 2012 at 2:27 pm |

          But wait, The, if the Nets followed your advice, they’d have exactly the same colors as the Spurs. It’s precisely the lack of silver/gray that sets the Nets apart from the Spurs and enables their uniforms to not suck. Which they by definition would if they went black-and-silver-with-some-white as you advise, what with the Spurs already existing and all.

          Black and white is no more or less valid than, say, blue and white. Or do the Yankees and Maple Leafs have crummy uniforms too?

        • Arr Scott | October 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm |

          PS: I’m a total hypocrite, because I do regard the Yankees as having mediocre uniforms, in part because of the dull monochromicity.

        • DJ | October 4, 2012 at 2:47 pm |

          I don’t know who Art Deco is

          Please tell us you’re trolling. In a world with Google, no one could be that stupid

          On the other hand..,

  • Ry Co 40 | October 4, 2012 at 8:12 am |

    congrats, Vuc!

    i think the Steelers need to get on the horn with Mr Ullman to design the program guides for next season

  • Dumb Guy at home | October 4, 2012 at 8:33 am |

    Ken Singer’s WIFE was watching Ellen….

    Sure, Ken. Sure.

    ;^)

  • J | October 4, 2012 at 8:34 am |

    While it neat, shouldn’t the Triple Crown logo feature…three crowns?

    • andyharry | October 4, 2012 at 9:29 am |

      It’s one crown awarded for the triple achievement. It’s the TRIPLE Crown, not the Triple CROWN.

      • J | October 4, 2012 at 11:09 am |

        TRIPLE crown would be worn by Angel Pagan.

        I’d interpret Triple Crown as the leader, and thus the crowned one, of three different categories, each of which would earn a crown.

        • The Jeff | October 4, 2012 at 11:17 am |

          I dunno, J… I think I agree with andyharry. I mean, unless you want the MLB to create a crown logo for every statistic that it tracks…

        • Arr Scott | October 4, 2012 at 1:16 pm |

          There shouldn’t be a logo at all. But if there is to be one, it should be correct, and correct would be three crowns. It’s not the crown of triple achievement, it’s one guy having achieved three crowns. Sort of like the dual-crown thing where the Emperor of Austria was also the King of Hungary. One guy, two crowns.

          So the obvious solution here is for the logo to be a three-headed rampant tiger.

          Then again, historical precedent seems to be one crown, three scepters:

          http://www.posters57...

        • BurghFan | October 4, 2012 at 6:37 pm |

          There shouldn’t be a logo at all.

          This.

          But if there is to be one, it should be correct, and correct would be three crowns.

          Also true, but an “official logo” for this kind of achievement is ridiculous.

    • Flip | October 4, 2012 at 9:56 am |

      Where will the logo.

      • Flip | October 4, 2012 at 9:56 am |

        …. go?

        • Arr Scott | October 4, 2012 at 11:45 am |

          Hopefully, away.

        • JDrive | October 4, 2012 at 12:41 pm |

          Maybe Cabrerra is going to wear it as a patch.

    • Le Cracquere | October 4, 2012 at 1:05 pm |

      You just made me think of that multi-tiered “chess bishop” crown that the Pope used to wear. And now I want to see Miguel Cabrera wearing something like that if he makes it.

      • Arr Scott | October 4, 2012 at 2:49 pm |

        This?

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        The Tigers need to make a version of that for Cabrera, as soon as they’re less busy with playing baseball.

  • loserem | October 4, 2012 at 8:54 am |

    Best thing about the two Mike Smiths photo is the caption.

    You have an apostrophe catastrophe, misspellings of “two” and “players”, but the best part is right after that, the instruction to “check spelling” of the Orioles’ GM’s name.

    • walter | October 4, 2012 at 9:06 am |

      Wait a minute: Shouldn’t the easiest way to tell the Mike Smiths apart be, “You’re the Mike Smith who’s #41 and you’re the Mike Smith who’s #34?”

      P.S. Okay, now I see how I screwed up the italics for everyone the other day. “/” was in the wrong spot.

  • Mark Richter | October 4, 2012 at 9:09 am |

    Regarding teams making uni decisions based on their opponent … I remember years ago, when the football Cardinals were still here in St. Louis, reading that Bill Bidwill explained that several years prior, he was appalled that the Patriots (in the Pat Patriot era, obviously) were allowed to wear red against the “Gridbirds” (it was an early-season game and the Cards chose to wear white at home for weather reasons). He vowed that he would never let another team wear red against the Cardinals for a home game.

    • The Jeff | October 4, 2012 at 9:22 am |

      Oh, if only more teams thought like that.

    • Rob H. | October 4, 2012 at 9:23 am |

      Well if they were wearing white, what did he expect the Patriots to wear? White vs white? Or was he not in on the choosing to wear white at home?

    • ChrisH | October 4, 2012 at 9:34 am |

      Would not the pre-Lurie Eagles often decide to wear white at home when they played Dallas, thereby forcing the ‘boys to wear their ‘bad luck’ blues? Did they do this only for playoff games?

      • Kyle Allebach | October 4, 2012 at 10:33 am |

        They did that a lot during the Buddy Ryan era. Something that the Eagles need to desperately bring back (same with the Shanahan-Skins).

    • ChrisH | October 4, 2012 at 12:03 pm |

      http://img.spokeo.co...

      Confusing only to the untrained eye?

      • The Jeff | October 4, 2012 at 12:34 pm |

        Honestly, I can see how someone in the crowd, expecting his team to be wearing red, could be confused for a few minutes, especially if they show up a few minutes late and miss the coin toss. It’s not exactly a major issue, but it’s still a momentary WTF.

      • Mark Richter | October 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm |

        I don’t think it was a matter of it being confusing to the fans, I took it as more of a territorial-type thing – i.e. along the lines of “only the Cardinals will wear red on this field.” Interesting, though, that you found the photo of the ’86 pre-season game with the Chiefs … obviously they didn’t follow through completely with that plan.

    • ChrisH | October 4, 2012 at 12:13 pm |

      The visiting Chiefs wore red against the StL Cards in an ’86 preseason game:

      http://www.spokeo.co...

      • pflava | October 4, 2012 at 1:02 pm |

        Man, the Cards’ red is pretty much maroon. I don’t remember that. And yet the helmet logo is still pretty red.

  • BSmile | October 4, 2012 at 9:17 am |

    “• The O’s used to employ stadium hostesses, who had some pretty mod uniforms.”

    Those are great!
    Although I’d have to question how functional those sandals were in a stadium environment.

  • DB | October 4, 2012 at 9:27 am |

    Love those Bengals programs. I wish I had saved my scorecard from a Cardinals/Cubs game at Busch Stadium from 2 seasons ago. Had a great drawing of a Cardinal “fighting” a cub, brewer, astronaut, red, and pirate. Looked old school.

    • Ronnie Poore | October 4, 2012 at 10:02 am |

      yeah, those Bengals program covers are outstanding. i do wish the artist had not portrayed the Packers in baseball style stirrups:

      http://prod.static.b...

    • Ken | October 4, 2012 at 2:32 pm |

      I have a bunch of NAVY football program covers that show the Navy Goat “abusing” the opositon. (When I get home I will try to scan some in)

  • Rex | October 4, 2012 at 9:41 am |

    I think it’s fair to say the expression on the Michigan players’ faces is shared by every school getting the adidas treatment.

    • The Jeff | October 4, 2012 at 9:44 am |

      Indeed.

      Those guys can barely contain their excitement. You can just see how badly they want to burst into celebration, but are holding back until the photoshoot is over.

  • Skott | October 4, 2012 at 9:43 am |

    As an alum, I don’t understand why the Michigan athletic department keeps using white uniforms. The student section wears Maize, the home basketball uni should be Maize.
    Just look at the football team, and why they don’t wear white pants any more, they can’t win the big game in them (see last year’s debacle against MSU when they tried to revive them).
    Dear Adidas, Our colors are Maize and Blue, there shouldn’t be a third option given.

    • The Jeff | October 4, 2012 at 9:52 am |

      At least Adidas hasn’t tried putting them in gray uniforms yet. ;)

      • Big Matt | October 4, 2012 at 10:19 am |

        And personally, Adidas’ Rev 30 uniforms are just awful(NBA included). With the mixed material, some areas solid, some areas perferated. The jerseys make the players look like they are wearing sport bras, or at the least, women’s uniforms. The shorts have seems all over the place, making them look like they were thrown togehter using scraps.
        (And notice I didn’t even mention all the terrible designs Adidas puts out)

  • Rex | October 4, 2012 at 9:44 am |

    And a bib for Scotland because I’m gonna puke

  • Flip | October 4, 2012 at 9:53 am |

    We’ve discussed this previously, but it bears repeating again FNOBs are unnecessary. Who cares how many Smiths are on the roster, each should have a unique uniform number. Jeesh.

    (‘Unique uniform’ doesn’t sound quite right, does it?)

    • Paul Lukas | October 4, 2012 at 10:06 am |

      FNOBs are unnecessary. Who cares how many Smiths are on the roster, each should have a unique uniform number. Jeesh.

      Actually, NOBs are unnecessary, since every player has a unique number.

      • The Jeff | October 4, 2012 at 10:10 am |

        …except in college football where the rosters can be large enough to have duplicate numbers ;)

        I, for one, have no problem with NOBs existing. They may not be completely necessary, but I see them as a positive, rather than a negative.

      • Flip | October 4, 2012 at 10:10 am |

        Correct, but vertically arched NOBs on baseball unis are a thing of beauty.

      • Arr Scott | October 4, 2012 at 11:51 am |

        True, and this is also why everyone on a team wearing the same number for a game is the single greatest abomination in uni-dom.

        • Winter | October 4, 2012 at 12:23 pm |

          Wasn’t much of a problem earlier this year when the Yanks and Red Sox played that game without numbers.

      • Le Cracquere | October 4, 2012 at 1:03 pm |

        However, only the most fanatical fans can recall the uni numbers of more than 1-2 of their team’s players. If my home teams lost their NOBs, I’d be unable to identify the player nine times out of ten.

        • Chance Michaels | October 4, 2012 at 5:05 pm |

          I suspect you’d learn quickly enough.

        • Rob H | October 4, 2012 at 5:06 pm |

          That what game programs are for. You see number 8, who’s number 8? You look down at your program, ah, number 8 is Andre Dawson.

        • Le Cracquere | October 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm |

          Chance: I never did as a kid in the ’70s, when very few teams used NOBs. And Rob: they don’t hand out game programs to the TV audience.

        • Rob H. | October 4, 2012 at 9:16 pm |

          Well, if you’re at home watching on TV, you can look it up on the internet, or back in the day, in the newspaper. Of course you can do that at the game, too, so you don’t need a program.

        • Le Cracquere | October 5, 2012 at 9:27 am |

          I we go with that argument, though, we shouldn’t even need uniform numbers. I’m all for aesthetics, but in this case, the aesthetic gains of losing the NOB are heavily outweighed by the inconvenience to fans. Knowing which player is which is a fundamental precondition of understanding & enjoying what’s going on–one that I’d rather not put viewers through extra research or number-memorization exercises to establish.

  • tom | October 4, 2012 at 9:57 am |

    EVERY TEAM IN THE NBA USES NAVY BLUE !

    if OKC’s alternate uni is solid navy blue…..

    try something new, geeze.

    even though they look weird- SA, Denver, and Portland should be praised for not doing a cookie-cutter run of the mill design and color scheme. break out from the pack, try something new.

    • Kyle Allebach | October 4, 2012 at 10:38 am |

      Also, OKC is probably going to do that “Hardwood Series” of monochrome jerseys which is supposed to be done this year. Kinda like the Heat’s boring ass jersey.

      • tom | October 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm |

        if NBA does a monochrome jersey deal, i hope they do it for all 30 teams. (i know i said i wanted teams to have individuality, but the NBA always does stupid-handpicked gimmicks that tend to show favoritism to the teams w/ the top stars. its elite bs bias- save your spotlight arguement)

        wish the nba was constant and didn’t pick favorites. each team is a single brand, and all 30 make up the NBA. i never understand why they want to be so superstar driven when they have 30 teams in 28 different cities.
        i could rant about nba all day. . .

    • Ben Fortney | October 4, 2012 at 3:44 pm |

      EVERY TEAM IN THE NBA USES NAVY BLUE !

      I just quickly thought of as many random teams as I could: Knicks, Nets, Celtics, Lakers, Bulls, Blazers, Rockets, Spurs, Suns, Pistons, Cavs, Heat, 76ers…

      2 have navy, 2 used to have navy. I’d say they’re fine. That uni does need an accent color though.

  • Chris | October 4, 2012 at 10:14 am |

    So wait…how does a Wahshington ad for renewing your football season tickets = maybe wearing gold THIS weekend. Don’t get that leap at all

    • Jeff | October 4, 2012 at 10:45 am |

      Yeah, I thought that was quite a leap as well. Especially since UW is playing on the road this weekend.

      • Chris K | October 4, 2012 at 12:03 pm |

        Be it accurate or not, I rather fancy those gold jerseys. Certainly better than the BFBS they wore last game.

        • M. Sullivan | October 4, 2012 at 5:40 pm |

          I thought those jerseys looked like the regular whites

  • CoachKing | October 4, 2012 at 10:31 am |

    Oregon State is reversing their decision for a previously promoted “Blackout” due to concerns of racial insensitivity.
    Fan color coding is silly, but of all the teams to cancel a blackout, it shouldn’t be one that actually has black as a school color.
    http://www.buildingt...

    • CoachKing | October 4, 2012 at 10:35 am |

      Nevermind…missed it in the ticker.

    • ChrisH | October 4, 2012 at 10:40 am |

      They could always hand out dogwhistles instead.

    • The Jeff | October 4, 2012 at 10:40 am |

      *blink* Uh…what? What the fuck is wrong with people? How in the everloving fuck is it racially insensitive for a team that wears black and orange to ask its fans to wear black? I repeat… WHAT THE FUCK IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE?

      • CCJ | October 4, 2012 at 12:52 pm |

        The Jeff-

        Read the article. Previous blackouts at OSU have resulted in students dressing up in blackface.

        • The Jeff | October 4, 2012 at 1:06 pm |

          I did read the article that Coachking provided, and I don’t see anything at all referencing blackface.

          …and let’s be real here… a white person painting their face black because their favorite sports team wears black is NOT NOT NOT NOT the same thing a white person painting their face black to portray themselves as a black/african american character.

        • CoachKing | October 4, 2012 at 3:13 pm |

          –“Previous blackouts at OSU have resulted in students dressing up in blackface.”–

          Not exactly, the controversy stemmed from a picture of one student in black body paint from head-to-toe who also had naturally black curly hair. The school newspaper ran that photo following the blackout with a story on the insensitivity. There may have been other students with wigs and painted faces, but I think the extent of the issue in the 2007 blackout have been severely exaggerated.

        • CCJ | October 4, 2012 at 10:24 pm |

          Well, it wasn’t just an isolated incident involving one student. It was the school newspaper specifically encouraging it and featuring a photo of a white student with his skin painted black:

          http://ericstoller.c...

  • Kyle Allebach | October 4, 2012 at 10:36 am |

    I actually like Southlands Conference’s BFBS…it makes the logo look a little better IMO. Beveling is bad when you try to do it for uni numbers, but something that doesn’t really vary, and if you do it right, it’s alright with me.

    • JEDI54 | October 4, 2012 at 2:04 pm |

      I like the logo too.

  • Andrew | October 4, 2012 at 10:45 am |

    Not too timely, but I watched NFL Network’s “Tom Coughlin: A Football Life” last night. Presented as evidence of TC’s earlier control freak tendencies, on one occasion in the 90’s with the Jags and then later with the Giants, the show features Coughlin telling coaches to get players “some longer pants” noting, “We’re not wearing Bermuda shorts,” or something close to that.

    • Chance Michaels | October 4, 2012 at 5:08 pm |

      I always knew there was something I liked about him…

  • Jarrod Leder | October 4, 2012 at 11:01 am |

    I agree the mesh white hat cap doesn’t look as nice as the black one does. That said, it breathes a lot better than the wool.

    • Mark K | October 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm |

      I’m not sure why he didn’t wear his NFL hat. The NFL shield on the shirt clearly shows.

      • Chance Michaels | October 4, 2012 at 5:10 pm |

        Perhaps, but it’s not nearly so prominent as a cap logo would be.

        I think an NFL logo would be so prominent that the headline would appear to refer to the entire league via that logo, not just the officials. I suspect that’s why SI took it off.

      • daveclt | October 4, 2012 at 8:01 pm |

        It’s possible that the picture was taken before the lockout ended, and Hochuli didn’t want any NFL logos to (clearly) show.

  • Kevin Allen | October 4, 2012 at 11:05 am |

    Article about a typical road game for Tulsa equipment managers.

    http://www.tulsaworl...

  • John English | October 4, 2012 at 11:30 am |

    I’m waiting for the A’s to make those jersey bathrobes available for purchase.

    Guys, I’ll buy one in every color but black.

  • name dedacted | October 4, 2012 at 12:09 pm |

    Leave the three crowns to the swedish hockey team.

    KRONAS!

  • Chris K | October 4, 2012 at 1:15 pm |

    Nice gesture mentioning Vizquel in your column Paul. And uni noteworthy to boot. Quite a career for that guy.

  • Andrew C | October 4, 2012 at 1:25 pm |

    Any word on if the Orioles will be wearing black on Friday? They always wear black on Fridays, but I’m not sure if they will for the playoffs.

  • Joe Johnson | October 4, 2012 at 2:08 pm |

    What did yall do during the debate last night? I reamed a b!tch’s fvckhole and filled her with my seed.

  • Mike Mongada | October 4, 2012 at 2:37 pm |

    That Ripken # looks like 16 to me, not 18..check out the break in the top of the #.. At least to me it does.

  • kory | October 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm |

    Those Michigan basketball jerseys give me a new reason to dislike Michigan. The jerseys aren’t bad, but those shorts are hideous. Not denim Kentucky bad, but bad enough…

    • Simply Moono | October 4, 2012 at 4:06 pm |

      “Those Michigan basketball jerseys give me a new reason to dislike Michigan. The jerseys aren’t bad, but those shorts are hideous.”

      Wait, so… the jerseys are bad, but then they’re not bad, but the shorts are bad? My hurt brains >.<

      The whole uniform is hideous.

  • timmy b | October 4, 2012 at 3:06 pm |

    And in other news, the National Hockey League cancels the first two weeks of the 2012-13 season.

    Gotta love that Bettman guy.

  • NJ Scott | October 4, 2012 at 4:10 pm |

    What is going on with the arms on the lighter-skinned Michigan hoop players? They are all pasty white from the elbow up and tanned on the forarm. Is that a farmer tan, a shadow?

  • Brian K | October 4, 2012 at 4:46 pm |

    Union College Dutchmen have slightly altered sweaters this yea

    http://media.tumblr.... (old)
    http://desmond.yfrog... (new)

    also for their ECAC regular season/ECAC tourney victory and appearence in the Frozen 4, the Dutchmen got championship rings.
    http://media.tumblr.... (top view)
    http://media.tumblr.... (side view)
    http://media.tumblr.... (Carolina Hurricane/Former Dutchman Jeremy Welsh wearing the ring)

  • kyle | October 4, 2012 at 8:33 pm |

    Boise State equipment truck hit a cow on the road to their game this week. Here’s the aftermath

    http://www.sportsgri...

  • Wheels | October 4, 2012 at 9:03 pm |

    The Rams’ mono-navy is about the ugliest look in the NFL.

  • Ben D. | October 4, 2012 at 9:40 pm |

    We have a logo for the MLB Wild Card games:

    http://www.sportslog...