Hey, still no Paul. Tomorrow. Promise.
Until then … meet Roy Williams. He plays for the Cowboys.
This is also Roy Williams. He also plays for the Cowboys now. And that brings up an interesting question. Exactly what are the NOBs going to look like? Full names? Or perhaps R.X. Williams, with the X taking care of each player’s middle initial? Or will the Cowboys go like the Braves did with the Joneses? “Andruw, Chipper, your name is just Jones. Go with it.”
We shall find out soon. Regardless of what they do, though, somebody needs to tell Roy Williams he’s wearing his pants like a moron. You figure out which one I’m talking about and take the appropriate action.
And now, lots of ticker:
Matt Bachovchin collected some links from the most recent AAABA college baseball tournament in Johnstown, Penn. According to Matt, “The best team always seems to be the team from Baltimore, who won it again this year, for the 6th straight year. It’s probably because of their uniforms — and they seem to bring many. This is my favorite; love the striped stirrups.”
But wait, there’s more: Zanesville, Ohio; a Philadelphia squad; one from New Orleans (The white under-arm strip seemed brighter than their pants). And this is a mix of all sorts of stuff. And here’s some history, too: Pete Vukuovich in 1972, Ron Swoboda in 1963, the 1961 Washington team, Steve Garvey in 1967, and the 1976 annual report.
Uni Watch news ticker: Sharp eye on Scott Hansen, who spotted two different Chicago Fire jerseys on Sunday. First half, second half. What’s up with that? … Here’s another follow-up, this one courtesy of James Paterson. Seems Chris Mason’s customized stick was done with a product called Bladetape. The Patrick Lalime one, though, is his own design, “which is probably why it’s so lame.” … Where have you gone, Joe Morris? Well, he’s a uni cop. Alex Putelo gets credit for the find. … Pedro has his porthole, so what’s this? The Coughlin (fill in the blank)? Thanks to Matthew Busch for the note. … Matt Powers checks in with a funky patriot logo on John Jay High School of East Fishkill, N.Y. Other views here (from last year) and here (ditto). … Mr. Powers also has a good view of Riddell’s new Revolution Speed lid on Chris Cooley. He’s the one who looks like he has a robot head, by the way. …. Also, Matt Powers cannot be stopped. I think this popped up in the comments yesterday, but take a gander. I wonder what the inspiration was? Also, while you’re picking up a new pair of shoulder pads, don’t forget the Reggie Bush model. … Brett Crane sent in a shot of Deron Williams’ new shoes in a preseason game last week. … Kyle Mann found some neat old Kentucky football photos. They range from Bear Bryant to some cool sweaters, to Kentucky State College to some nice helmet logos. Thanks, Kyle. … Kenneth Levin hit the Sports Legends museum in Baltimore a while back. He found this cool Yankees sweater and this Orioles cap from the 1999 Turn Ahead the Clock game. Cool. … I don’t know who Frank Sinkwich is, but Travis Cuomo sent in a picture of him from 1942, and he looks like a rocket man.