Another Fascinating GUD Discovery

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First the GUD, then a DUD...and now a BUD

BUD Splash

By Phil Hecken

One of the things I’m very grateful for as the Weekend Editor is the chance to bring you a look at projects being undertaken by Uni Watch readership. One of the projects of which I’m the most proud is the Gridiron Uniform Database — the joint project of Tim Brulia, Bill Schaefer and Rob Holecko. If you’re not familiar with that, you will be.

The Gridiron Uniform Database (GUD, for short) eventually morphed into the Diamond Uniform Database (DUD — a project still under construction)…both of these ambitious projects seek to document every uniform worn by the NFL and MLB since the inception of these leagues. The GUD, at first, didn’t have enough data for the “early” years, and the DUD is still lacking a satisfactory graphical element, but both are well underway to becoming the premier databases of their kind (not that anyone could ever outdo Marc Okkonen’s “Baseball Uniforms of the 20th Century”, but their project seeks a more complete documentation of uniforms). What is, or rather was, still lacking, was a similar basketball uniform database.

Shortly after I feature the launch of the DUD, Jim Vilk said something to the effect of “I’m waiting breathlessly for a Basketball database,” to which I sarcastically quipped, “Don’t hold your breath.” Little did I realize throwing down this sort of gauntlet was all the crazy guys at the GUD and DUD would need … so, today, they boys from over there have some huge updates and want to announce the beginning of their newest project. And on that note, and with enough of my yakking — I’ll now turn this over to Rob Holecko (with Bill Schaefer), who’ll clue you fine readers in on what they’ve been doing:

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When Databases Grow Up

By Phil Hecken

By now, most of you are well aware of the “Gridiron Uniform Database,” the joint project between Tim Brulia, Bill Schafer, and Rob Holecko which is, as the name implies, a database which tracks all of the uniforms worn by every NFL team, by season, beginning with the 1933 season . . . → Read More: When Databases Grow Up

The Early AFL - NOBs or NNOBs

By Phil Hecken

If you’ve been following Uni Watch for any amount of time, you know that on the weekends I enjoy highlighting the many research projects undertaken by UW readers, many of which are the first (and sometimes only) such documentation of important uniform history on the interwebs. On May 8th of . . . → Read More: The Early AFL – NOBs or NNOBs