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You may look at this picture of Joe Maddon and say, “Wow … those hats are worse than I feared. That’s a stain on the stylistically spotless (timeless?) Tampa Bay Rays chappeau.”

I, on the other hand, think that’s abso-fookin-lutely genius. I have a hat like that for cycling, to fit under the helmet while keeping the ears and neck warm. And the bill — don’t forget the bill. It’s easily the most valued piece of winter-weather gear. Other than these, of course.

In baseball, there are about two weeks a year where this hat could be useful — opening week and World Series week. That’s when the real weather extremes are still possible. Plus, it looks about 10 times better than the gamer over the stocking cap, or the stocking cap over the gamer, or this. Well, it would if the flaps were down.

This seems to be one of those use it-or-lose-it deals, though. If you’re going to put on the flapped hat, put the flaps down. If not, put on your standard 5950 and stand near the heater. Also unacceptable: One flap down. — Bryan

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    The flaps remind me of the side panels from the BP cap…
    link
    …and if you order now, you get a free pair of Rays black rimmed glasses!!

    Bryan, for your enjoyment I give you Texas Tech offensive lineman Brandon Carter…
    link
    Texas Tech is undefeated this season so you may not get any pictures of him crying until next week when they play Texas. :^J

    [quote comment=”296766″]Bryan, for your enjoyment I give you Texas Tech offensive lineman Brandon Carter…
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    Texas Tech is undefeated this season so you may not get any pictures of him crying until next week when they play Texas. :^J[/quote]

    that seems like a dude, who, if one were to plaster his face on UW, might just find out where you live, hunt you down, and kill you

    the high school kid…not so much

    [quote comment=”296767″][quote comment=”296766″]Bryan, for your enjoyment I give you Texas Tech offensive lineman Brandon Carter…
    link
    Texas Tech is undefeated this season so you may not get any pictures of him crying until next week when they play Texas. :^J[/quote]

    that seems like a dude, who, if one were to plaster his face on UW, might just find out where you live, hunt you down, and kill you

    the high school kid…not so much[/quote]
    You telling me that guy isn’t craving attention?

    [quote]You telling me that guy isn’t craving attention[/quote]

    well, hells yes…just maybe not the kind of attention he might receive (read: mockery) here…of course i could be very wrong

    who was it that said, “there’s no such thing as bad publicity”?

    /same rule applies here i guess

    [quote comment=”296769″][quote comment=”296765″]Did the Phillies have a version of this cap, or just the Rays?[/quote]

    link[/quote]

    Well done.

    I got some screen grabs of the Winter Classic jerseys last night. Unfortunately, I missed the official unveiling, but there were some good closeups of the Hawks jersey shown during the first intermission.

    Best picture: Bobby Hull wearing one. link. You’d think they’d have link, though.

    More pics, including some closeups of the Winter Classic patch and the Hawks logo:
    both jerseys:
    link
    Hawks front:
    link
    Hawks back:
    link
    Hawks closeup:
    link
    Winter Classic patch: link

    All in all, they look nice, but of course both teams’ current jerseys look better. I’m really not crazy about them using the current Wings logo as shoulder patches, either.

    Ducks wore white jerseys with white helmets and yellow pants.

    Sun Devils all maroon. Thank god it wasn’t on tv.

    [quote comment=”296772″]I got some screen grabs of the Winter Classic jerseys last night. Unfortunately, I missed the official unveiling, but there were some good closeups of the Hawks jersey shown during the first intermission.

    Best picture: Bobby Hull wearing one. link. You’d think they’d have link, though.

    More pics, including some closeups of the Winter Classic patch and the Hawks logo:
    both jerseys:
    link
    Hawks front:
    link
    Hawks back:
    link
    Hawks closeup:
    link
    Winter Classic patch: link

    All in all, they look nice, but of course both teams’ current jerseys look better. I’m really not crazy about them using the current Wings logo as shoulder patches, either.[/quote]

    Here is the Wings sweater (hockey players weare sweaters, not jerseys).

    link

    It is from 1926-27. I think Cheli was a junior in high school that year. Just kidding the old man. We love ya and GO WINGS!

    Hey does Any one have a better pictue of the Flapped cap Joe Maddon And company wore i missed the game.

    I’m with Bryan, on the thoughts regarding the Rays’ “Elmer Fudd” hats. I’ve been taking baseball hats, and making them work in the cold for years. Winter headbands, ear warmers, winter hats over baseball hats etc. I think it’s functional and doesn’t look nearly as bad as it could. I also like the fact that the MLB logo is in the right spot, when it’s flipped up. Pretty cool. Now, how about the foresight of the equipment manager to order these things in the Spring…for a perennial loser?!

    [quote comment=”296773″]Ducks wore white jerseys with white helmets and yellow pants.

    Sun Devils all maroon. Thank god it wasn’t on tv.[/quote]
    Don’t stare at the picture too long – it may cause seizures…
    link

    Runner up in the ugly department was TCU v. Wyoming…
    link

    [quote comment=”296775″]Hey does Any one have a better pictue of the Flapped cap Joe Maddon And company wore i missed the game.[/quote]
    really?

    As a Wings fan, I love seeing some passion returning to our closest rival. The jersey being held in the background of this picture shows a glimpse of effort from the Chicago faithful.

    link

    It’s so much better than how I always picture Hawks home games:

    link

    [quote comment=”296774″]
    Here is the Wings sweater (hockey players weare sweaters, not jerseys).

    link
    [/quote]
    Are you correcting me or that story you linked to where the word “jersey” is used four times and the word “sweater” is not used at all?

    For those making Christmas lists….

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    Mets white with pinstripes is on my list :)

    I found a discount code in my Maxim magazine.. “Maxim17” if anyone is interested.

    Those Winter Classic link are apparently based on their 1934/35 link, which were only worn for part of the season… the link sweaters were introduced in ’37/38, when the ‘Hawks won their first Stanley Cup… obviously, those jerseys would make identifying the players almost impossible from the upper deck.

    The Detroit jerseys are based on the ’26/27 Detroit link; they were later named the “Falcons”, and didn’t become the “Red Wings” until ’32/33!

    [quote comment=”296778″][quote comment=”296775″]Hey does Any one have a better pictue of the Flapped cap Joe Maddon And company wore i missed the game.[/quote]
    really?[/quote]
    Sorry, Chris. I missed where you wrote ‘better’ picture and just assumed you had missed the big photo at the top of the page. Still efforting a better picture for you.

    [quote comment=”296783″]Sorry, Chris. I missed where you wrote ‘better’ picture and just assumed you had missed the big photo at the top of the page.[/quote]

    we really need that “edit” button…

    /or at least i know i do… ;)

    [quote comment=”296784″]Flaps Down:
    link
    Flaps Up:
    link

    You would think that this cap would first be seen from Boston, Detroit, Chicago, or Denver (you know, somewhere cold) not from a Florida team that plays in a dome.

    I kont know if this was posted, but looks like the flapped cap is one of New Eras College style caps with a lower crown and pre curved brim.

    No pic, but saw some cool NOB at the Purcue v Minnesota game yesterday. Minnesota has two brothers whos NOB read “J. TOW-ARNETT” and “N. TOW-ARNETT”

    i know the link pride themselves on, among other things, having 2,835 different uni combos…

    this one may be the absolute WORST…there’s not a thing on that helmet or jersey, or pants or socks, that has one drop of “lightning” on or in it…and yet the pants, which have no white or green, are paired with that combo…

    say what you will about the ducks unis, but as garish as they are, they usually are at least partially color coordinated…this was just kind of like, ‘ok we’re not on tv, who gives a shit…lets wear the lighting pants’

    [quote comment=”296791″]i know the link pride themselves on, among other things, having 2,835 different uni combos…

    this one may be the absolute WORST…there’s not a thing on that helmet or jersey, or pants or socks, that has one drop of “lightning” on or in it…and yet the pants, which have no white or green, are paired with that combo…

    say what you will about the ducks unis, but as garish as they are, they usually are at least partially color coordinated…this was just kind of like, ‘ok we’re not on tv, who gives a shit…lets wear the lighting pants'[/quote]

    I personally love the yellow pants (ditch the white, green, & black pairs) but wish they would have used their normal green helmet.

    Last night Texas A&M wore all white on the road against Iowa State. The Aggies usually wear white jerseys with maroon pants on the road.

    link

    [quote comment=”296792″]this is what i mean about

    link and link

    you may hate the look, but at least it looks uniform[/quote]

    Here’s what I would do with the Duck’s unis-

    Get rid of:
    Yellow helmet
    White helmet
    Yellow pants

    Green jersey–>Green OR Black pants
    Yellow jersey–>Green pants
    Black jersey–>Green OR Black pants
    White jersey–>Green OR Black OR White pants

    [quote comment=”296796″]I don’t care about London…I want to see my game!! I hate this NFL abroad….[/quote]

    I’m right there with ya Peter.

    [quote comment=”296798″]is it me or are the Jets 40th patches up high on the shoulders??[/quote]

    They are…but that’s probably because of the captain patches. At least the 40th appear to be consistent in there placement.

    Saints in all-black today, even though Payton said they would wear white for all home games this year. Maybe it’s London, maybe he’s trying to change the Saints’ luck.

    [quote comment=”296797″][quote comment=”296796″]I don’t care about London…I want to see my game!! I hate this NFL abroad….[/quote]

    I’m right there with ya Peter.[/quote]

    well im stuck with the J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS or paid programming on fox…

    /id rather see the europe bowl

    I like the Idea the chiefs have an AFL patch on…Im surprised that all the original AFL teams aren’t doing this…

    Sweet TD run!!

    I think for Maddon’s flap, that when he flipped it up, the MLB logo in the back is still visible in the correct position

    Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee gives his mid-season power rankings, Uniwatch style:

    link

    I recommend it because I’m guessing most here will agree with the general standards of clean lines, appropriate stripes, and tradition. Plus, it rightfully raises the throwbacks — you, beautiful, beautiful Buffalo — to expose the hideous qualities of the contemporaries — yes, disgraceful Bills. Plus he uses the word “ornithologically”.

    PS: absolutely in favor of Joe’s cap, but I think he should have a plaid wool coat to go with it.

    [quote comment=”296804″]Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee gives his mid-season power rankings, Uniwatch style:

    link

    not a bad overview, but he tries waaaaaaay too hard to be funny…and he’s not…to wit:

    [quote]Chargers. The powder blue and yellow combo is a little light in the loafers[/quote]

    light in the loafers? not PC (not that i care)…but also not funny

    I’m not the biggest Oregon uniform fan either, but I really think a lot of people talk trash about them just to make Paul happy. The combo they wore yesterday actually looked a lot better than when they have black everywhere

    watching the Bucs and Cowboys. has there ever been a team that went from so bad to so good as the Bucs? we complain here a lot about bad unis (with good reason) – maybe we need a column devoted to upgrades that worked. creamsicle orange to pewter and red is greatness.

    Fearless leader does not need us to question his idealism about uniforms Paul allows freedom of speech in accordance with his Communist Manifesto forum rules.

    [quote comment=”296780″][quote comment=”296774″]
    Here is the Wings sweater (hockey players weare sweaters, not jerseys).

    link
    [/quote]
    Are you correcting me or that story you linked to where the word “jersey” is used four times and the word “sweater” is not used at all?[/quote]

    Not correcting you, just a pet peave of mine.

    [quote comment=”296802″]I like the Idea the chiefs have an AFL patch on…Im

    surprised that all the original AFL teams aren’t doing this…[/quote]

    that’s a lamar hunt memorial patch.

    who decided to be a smart ass with the cross out feature. way to try to be funny but just come out looking like an idiot.

    [quote comment=”296811″]Fearless leader does not need us to question his idealism about uniforms Paul allows freedom of speech in accordance with his Communist Manifesto forum rules.[/quote]

    Stopping the strike-through.

    [quote comment=”296811″]Fearless leader does not need us to question his idealism about uniforms Paul allows freedom of speech in accordance with his Communist Manifesto forum rules.[/quote]

    How about now?

    [quote comment=”296821″]how’d this end up? I closed the tags…my bad….[/quote]

    i think either ekdahl or redemske fixed it…don’t do it again!

    [quote comment=”296823″]You damn kids with your fancy strikethru. Please.

    You’re welcome.[/quote]

    What are you talking about Bryan?
    /sarcasm

    Just got done watching my West Ham take one on the chin at home to Arsenal and saw that on the claret home shirts, the player’s number (similar to the back number font) was in black (or a dark color) inside a white rectangular box right on the center of the front of the shirt. The box had a thin sky blue ol and then a white border around that.

    Did they just do that this week or have they had this for a game or two already?

    [quote comment=”296806″]Are either the ‘Aints or the Chargers wearing any kind of special patch for London?[/quote]

    yup they are just saw on the Fox halftime show.

    [quote comment=”296805″]PS: absolutely in favor of Joe’s cap, but I think he should have a plaid wool coat to go with it.[/quote]

    Not exactly what you’re asking for, but believe it or not link is not on a hunting trip but coaching the Los Angeles Rams in the NFL playoffs!

    [quote comment=”296809″]I’m not the biggest Oregon uniform fan either, but I really think a lot of people talk trash about them just to make Paul happy. The combo they wore yesterday actually looked a lot better than when they have black everywhere[/quote]
    Er… No. That combo is worse then usual. I don’t mind the diamonds as much as some on here, but Color matching like that combo makes me cringe. If you’re going to wear a light with a light, it needs to be the same color. And if the light is yellow, you only wear it with a dark.

    It’s not too complicated. If it looks stupid, don’t wear it. The Ducks don’t understand that, and that’s why people here hate them.

    Just saw Namath in the booth…almost 100% I saw reebok logo over the #12 on his sleeve (couldn’t get a clear pic)

    i liked the oregon unis yesterday. they looked better than most of the combos they’ve come up with. the yellow pants look pretty sharp to me.

    [quote comment=”296831″]Just saw Namath in the booth…almost 100% I saw reebok logo over the #12 on his sleeve (couldn’t get a clear pic)[/quote]

    I’m not naive to think that they (Reebok) wouldn’t get a logo on the throwback jersey. My issues is the they put the wordmark “Reebok” and their logo and it was on both sleeves. WAY WAY WAY too much.

    thank you for confirming!! I thought I was crazy….I saw the word reebok and that’s what caught my attention

    [quote comment=”296810″]watching the Bucs and Cowboys. has there ever been a team that went from so bad to so good as the Bucs? we complain here a lot about bad unis (with good reason) – maybe we need a column devoted to upgrades that worked. creamsicle orange to pewter and red is greatness.[/quote]

    i agree, and you could really notice the metallic flake on the bucs helmets in the sunlight

    [quote comment=”296773″]Ducks wore white jerseys with white helmets and yellow pants.

    Sun Devils all maroon. Thank god it wasn’t on tv.[/quote]

    For a complete recap of everything uni-related, read yesterday’s comments.

    [quote comment=”296836″][quote comment=”296773″]Ducks wore white jerseys with white helmets and yellow pants.

    Sun Devils all maroon. Thank god it wasn’t on tv.[/quote]

    For a complete recap of everything uni-related, read yesterday’s comments.[/quote]

    FROM THAT GAME

    (if I had a brain, I’d be dangerous)

    Here’s a more interesting U of O thought:

    GET RID OF THE O!

    Go back to the old school interlocked UO, like they have on all of the concrete garbage receptacles around campus.

    Then, ditch the yellow jerseys, the black everything, and the yellow helmets. Always wear white shoes and socks, and then… voila! Good(ish) uniforms.

    [quote comment=”296830″][quote comment=”296809″]I’m not the biggest Oregon uniform fan either, but I really think a lot of people talk trash about them just to make Paul happy. The combo they wore yesterday actually looked a lot better than when they have black everywhere[/quote]
    Er… No. That combo is worse then usual. I don’t mind the diamonds as much as some on here, but Color matching like that combo makes me cringe. If you’re going to wear a light with a light, it needs to be the same color. And if the light is yellow, you only wear it with a dark.

    It’s not too complicated. If it looks stupid, don’t wear it. The Ducks don’t understand that, and that’s why people here hate them.[/quote]

    so you’re not a fan of the Packers’ road unis?

    [quote comment=”296800″]Saints in all-black today, even though Payton said they would wear white for all home games this year. Maybe it’s London, maybe he’s trying to change the Saints’ luck.[/quote]

    Yes…the all black…MY EYES ARE BLEEDING!!!

    49ers in the throwbacks from the 80s today..thats the reason for the gray facemasks earlier in the week….

    [quote comment=”296841″]49ers in the throwbacks from the 80s today..thats the reason for the gray facemasks earlier in the week….[/quote]

    At last, some class in the league…now, if the NFL would ban the “long-hair crap”…!!!

    [quote comment=”296839″]
    so you’re not a fan of the Packers’ road unis?[/quote]
    I’m not. The yellow/green/yellow home unis look great, but yellow pants with white jerseys look like crap.

    On a related note, those Steelers throwbacks would look terrific with black helmets.

    judging by the amount of footware laying around the turf at the meadowlands, there are at least two chiefs defenders who don’t tape their shoes.

    link

    [quote comment=”296841″]49ers in the throwbacks from the 80s today..thats the reason for the gray facemasks earlier in the week….[/quote]

    I’d love to see Seattle in a throwback.

    What other teams should bust out a throwback, but haven’t yet?

    [quote comment=”296774″][quote comment=”296772″]I got some screen grabs of the Winter Classic jerseys last night. Unfortunately, I missed the official unveiling, but there were some good closeups of the Hawks jersey shown during the first intermission.

    Best picture: Bobby Hull wearing one. link. You’d think they’d have link, though.

    More pics, including some closeups of the Winter Classic patch and the Hawks logo:
    both jerseys:
    link
    Hawks front:
    link
    Hawks back:
    link
    Hawks closeup:
    link
    Winter Classic patch: link

    All in all, they look nice, but of course both teams’ current jerseys look better. I’m really not crazy about them using the current Wings logo as shoulder patches, either.[/quote]

    Here is the Wings sweater (hockey players weare sweaters, not jerseys).

    link

    It is from 1926-27. I think Cheli was a junior in high school that year. Just kidding the old man. We love ya and GO WINGS![/quote]

    Some pretty lively uni-discussion on the Freep forums.

    [quote comment=”296808″][quote comment=”296804″]Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee gives his mid-season power rankings, Uniwatch style:

    link

    not a bad overview, but he tries waaaaaaay too hard to be funny…and he’s not…to wit:

    [quote]Chargers. The powder blue and yellow combo is a little light in the loafers[/quote]

    light in the loafers? not PC (not that i care)…but also not funny[/quote]
    The only one of his comments that was halfway funny was the one about the Bengals’ helmets looking like a bad combover.

    [quote comment=”296845″][quote comment=”296841″]49ers in the throwbacks from the 80s today..thats the reason for the gray facemasks earlier in the week….[/quote]

    I’d love to see Seattle in a throwback.

    What other teams should bust out a throwback, but haven’t yet?[/quote]

    That’d make me so happy… so happy. We’ll say Tampa, New Orleans (have they really changed their uniform though?), Cincinnati, Miami (see New Orleans)…

    [quote comment=”296848″][quote comment=”296845″][quote comment=”296841″]49ers in the throwbacks from the 80s today..thats the reason for the gray facemasks earlier in the week….[/quote]

    I’d love to see Seattle in a throwback.

    What other teams should bust out a throwback, but haven’t yet?[/quote]

    That’d make me so happy… so happy. We’ll say Tampa, New Orleans (have they really changed their uniform though?), Cincinnati, Miami (see New Orleans)…[/quote]

    The word on the street is that Tampa will rock the creamscicle again next season.
    I would love to see St. Louis in the bright colors again and I hope that someday the Titans wear Oilers throwbacks (or have they already?).

    [quote comment=”296845″][quote comment=”296841″]49ers in the throwbacks from the 80s today..thats the reason for the gray facemasks earlier in the week….[/quote]

    I’d love to see Seattle in a throwback.

    What other teams should bust out a throwback, but haven’t yet?[/quote]

    What you be beautiful would be for the Rams to wear the “Blue & Whites” that they donned from 1965 to 1972…clean, crisp…awesome!!!

    [quote comment=”296849″][quote comment=”296848″][quote comment=”296845″][quote comment=”296841″]49ers in the throwbacks from the 80s today..thats the reason for the gray facemasks earlier in the week….[/quote]

    I’d love to see Seattle in a throwback.

    What other teams should bust out a throwback, but haven’t yet?[/quote]

    That’d make me so happy… so happy. We’ll say Tampa, New Orleans (have they really changed their uniform though?), Cincinnati, Miami (see New Orleans)…[/quote]

    The word on the street is that Tampa will rock the creamscicle again next season.
    I would love to see St. Louis in the bright colors again and I hope that someday the Titans wear Oilers throwbacks (or have they already?).[/quote]

    Arizona.
    Denver.
    Chicago.
    Minnesota.
    Atlanta.

    That’s everyone.

    I only caught a glimpse, but has Delanie Walker of San Francisco got major sock striping going on? I only noticed it in passing.

    [quote comment=”296852″]I only caught a glimpse, but has Delanie Walker of San Francisco got major sock striping going on? I only noticed it in passing.[/quote]

    Pretty sure he’s double-socked.

    [quote comment=”296851″][quote comment=”296849″][quote comment=”296848″][quote comment=”296845″][quote comment=”296841″]49ers in the throwbacks from the 80s today..thats the reason for the gray facemasks earlier in the week….[/quote]

    I’d love to see Seattle in a throwback.

    What other teams should bust out a throwback, but haven’t yet?[/quote]

    That’d make me so happy… so happy. We’ll say Tampa, New Orleans (have they really changed their uniform though?), Cincinnati, Miami (see New Orleans)…[/quote]

    The word on the street is that Tampa will rock the creamscicle again next season.
    I would love to see St. Louis in the bright colors again and I hope that someday the Titans wear Oilers throwbacks (or have they already?).[/quote]

    Arizona.
    Denver.
    Chicago.
    Minnesota.
    Atlanta.

    That’s everyone.[/quote]
    Bears wore throwbacks in the 75th anniversary season. They also wore them against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving in 2004 (orange jerseys/navy block numbers/anachronistic white C on the helmets).

    [quote comment=”296854″][quote comment=”296851″][quote comment=”296849″][quote comment=”296848″][quote comment=”296845″][quote comment=”296841″]49ers in the throwbacks from the 80s today..thats the reason for the gray facemasks earlier in the week….[/quote]

    I’d love to see Seattle in a throwback.

    What other teams should bust out a throwback, but haven’t yet?[/quote]

    That’d make me so happy… so happy. We’ll say Tampa, New Orleans (have they really changed their uniform though?), Cincinnati, Miami (see New Orleans)…[/quote]

    The word on the street is that Tampa will rock the creamscicle again next season.
    I would love to see St. Louis in the bright colors again and I hope that someday the Titans wear Oilers throwbacks (or have they already?).[/quote]

    Arizona.
    Denver.
    Chicago.
    Minnesota.
    Atlanta.

    That’s everyone.[/quote]
    Bears wore throwbacks in the 75th anniversary season. They also wore them against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving in 2004 (orange jerseys/navy block numbers/anachronistic white C on the helmets).[/quote]

    But they’re not doing it with any frequency… *sigh*.

    Also, Kansas City.

    [quote comment=”296855″][quote comment=”296854″][quote comment=”296851″][quote comment=”296849″][quote comment=”296848″][quote comment=”296845″][quote comment=”296841″]49ers in the throwbacks from the 80s today..thats the reason for the gray facemasks earlier in the week….[/quote]

    I’d love to see Seattle in a throwback.

    What other teams should bust out a throwback, but haven’t yet?[/quote]

    That’d make me so happy… so happy. We’ll say Tampa, New Orleans (have they really changed their uniform though?), Cincinnati, Miami (see New Orleans)…[/quote]

    The word on the street is that Tampa will rock the creamscicle again next season.
    I would love to see St. Louis in the bright colors again and I hope that someday the Titans wear Oilers throwbacks (or have they already?).[/quote]

    Arizona.
    Denver.
    Chicago.
    Minnesota.
    Atlanta.

    That’s everyone.[/quote]
    Bears wore throwbacks in the 75th anniversary season. They also wore them against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving in 2004 (orange jerseys/navy block numbers/anachronistic white C on the helmets).[/quote]

    But they’re not doing it with any frequency… *sigh*.

    Also, Kansas City.[/quote]
    Yeah, but quite honestly, is there a throwback the Bears can pull out that will look better than what they wear on a regular basis? I don’t think so.

    The only thing they can really do that would hark to the past and be a nice departure from the everyday is to wear unis without the NFL shield and the Reebok logo. I don’t think that’s gonna happen.

    [quote comment=”296827″]Just got done watching my West Ham take one on the chin at home to Arsenal and saw that on the claret home shirts, the player’s number (similar to the back number font) was in black (or a dark color) inside a white rectangular box right on the center of the front of the shirt. The box had a thin sky blue ol and then a white border around that.

    Did they just do that this week or have they had this for a game or two already?[/quote]

    They’ve had it for a few weeks. Their sponsor, XL Holidays, went under, and they had to figure out a way to cover up the sponsor’s patch.

    Thus, the terrible looking numbers

    link

    [quote comment=”296827″]Just got done watching my West Ham take one on the chin at home to Arsenal and saw that on the claret home shirts, the player’s number (similar to the back number font) was in black (or a dark color) inside a white rectangular box right on the center of the front of the shirt. The box had a thin sky blue ol and then a white border around that.

    Did they just do that this week or have they had this for a game or two already?[/quote]

    Timmy,

    West Ham has done this a few weeks since their sponsor XL leisure went belly up link. They are searching for a new sponsor. Meanwhile, my Reds beat Chelsea today at Stamford Bridge in what was a classic uniform looking game (Blue on Red).

    Watching the Giants and the Steelers…. The stripes on the “sleeves” of the Giants look like rainbows on many players

    [quote comment=”296861″]Watching the Giants and the Steelers…. The stripes on the “sleeves” of the Giants look like rainbows on many players[/quote]

    I was thinking the same thing.

    To: Joe Skiba
    While the stripes aren’t full on the Steelers, they are at least HORIZONTAL!!! Yes, it can be done. Please get this fixed ASAP.

    /slight sarcasm

    No picture, but it looks like Shaun Rogers is still wearing his Detroit Lions mouthpiece while playing for the Browns today.. kind of odd.

    [quote comment=”296864″]No picture, but it looks like Shaun Rogers is still wearing his Detroit Lions mouthpiece while playing for the Browns today.. kind of odd.[/quote]

    Football players have long taken personal items such as helmet, pads (just about any of them), mouthguards, etc. from team to team. Not uncommon at all. Just that with everything color- coordinated thesedays it is so much more apparent.

    —Ricko

    Some logo creep I’ve never noticed before… and wish I didn’t. Did they beat nike to the pinkie finger?

    link

    If anyone else is watching the Giants game… they just showed Justin Tuck on the sideline, and it was very evident that he uses tape/glue/sticky stuff to keep his jersey close to his pads/body. The numbers up front were all stuck, twisting and bending in all sorts of ways.

    [quote comment=”296866″]Some logo creep I’ve never noticed before… and wish I didn’t. Did they beat nike to the pinkie finger?

    link
    I take that and raise you something even more atrocious. I saw it at my middle school, so we’re talking between 2001 and 2003. Some kid had finger sweatbands with the Iverson logo. Yeah, wristbands shrunk way down to fit individual fingers. But not too small for an Iverson logo. I didn’t like the look at all. I’ll try to find pictures.

    [quote comment=\”296868\”][quote comment=\”296866\”]Some logo creep I\’ve never noticed before… and wish I didn\’t. Did they beat nike to the pinkie finger?

    link

    I take that and raise you something even more atrocious. I saw it at my middle school, so we’re talking between 2001 and 2003. Some kid had finger sweatbands with the Iverson logo. Yeah, wristbands shrunk way down to fit individual fingers. But not too small for an Iverson logo. I didn’t like the look at all. I’ll try to find pictures.[/quote]

    I do remember those. They were actually called “finger sleeves”.

    link

    [quote comment=”296842″][quote comment=”296841″]49ers in the throwbacks from the 80s today..thats the reason for the gray facemasks earlier in the week….[/quote]

    At last, some class in the league…now, if the NFL would ban the “long-hair crap”…!!![/quote]

    Niners got whupped as usual, but the news here is that TE Vernon Davis walked off the field. Singletary was giving it to him as he had gotten kicekd out of the game for some brain dead stupid penalty..and he just walked off. Quitting on the team. Hooo, boy. Haven’t heard the last of this.
    It’s worth the loss if Singletary shapes these guys up.

    [quote] “finger sleeves” [/quote]

    i had one…but im sure not for it’s intended purpose…playing golf and tennis, i tend to blister, so the usual prescription for that is to wear a bandaid with a 3M tape overwrap like link link has on his middle finger…

    but, believe it or not, the finger sleeve also kept the blistering down…once the season is in full swing and you develop callouses, it’s not necessary, but it worked for that

    /what the hell is the finger sleeve really for anyway? better “ball control”?
    //i like link…heh

    [quote comment=”296872″][quote](if I had a brain, I’d be dangerous) [/quote]

    and yet, they still let you vote…

    ;)[/quote]

    Hey, democracy allows for stupidity.

    (the last eight years OR the eight before that, depending on whom you believe)

    [quote comment=”296875″][quote comment=”296874″]The third base umpire is the new Denkinger.[/quote]

    makin up for the call at first last night[/quote]

    I really, really, really hate to say it, but replay needs to expand. We absolutely cannot have officials’ incompetency deciding the championship.

    *coughedhochulicough*

    [quote comment=”296876″][quote comment=”296875″][quote comment=”296874″]The third base umpire is the new Denkinger.[/quote]

    makin up for the call at first last night[/quote]

    I really, really, really hate to say it, but replay needs to expand. We absolutely cannot have officials’ incompetency deciding the championship.

    *coughedhochulicough*[/quote]

    the play at third (just like first) wouldn’t have been reviewable, regardless (judgment call) … and while i don’t necessarily agree with that, think about all the “neighborhood” plays they technically blow too…

    what i would like to see (maybe 3 innings down the road…get on that fox) is a better angle on longo’s tag…from what fox showed, it appeared he’s out, but they have only shown it from two angles (so far)…they only have what…72 cameras working this game? you’d think we can get a better view than the current ones

    /ed hercules vs a lineman and a linebacker is not a fair fight…a fair fight would require more players

    so watching Tulsa vs. UCF on ESPN right now and Tulsa has TTH on their nose bumper guards. They are the Golden Hurricanes so it couldnt stand for their name. Anyone know anything?

    And on a related note I have never found a good picture online, but the Florida Gators have a black circle decal on the back of their helmets and I have always wondered what they were for. Any leads?

    Ugh. Check out the logo creep on the gloves that the tuba players in Michigan State’s band wear:

    Just a word on the Bucs-‘Boys game today.

    Earlier in the week there was an article mentioning the text on the front of the Cowboys’ white jerseys.

    None of that today

    link

    [quote comment=”296877″][quote comment=”296876″][quote comment=”296875″][quote comment=”296874″]The third base umpire is the new Denkinger.[/quote]

    makin up for the call at first last night[/quote]

    I really, really, really hate to say it, but replay needs to expand. We absolutely cannot have officials’ incompetency deciding the championship.

    *coughedhochulicough*[/quote]

    the play at third (just like first) wouldn’t have been reviewable, regardless (judgment call) … and while i don’t necessarily agree with that, think about all the “neighborhood” plays they technically blow too…

    what i would like to see (maybe 3 innings down the road…get on that fox) is a better angle on longo’s tag…from what fox showed, it appeared he’s out, but they have only shown it from two angles (so far)…they only have what…72 cameras working this game? you’d think we can get a better view than the current ones

    /ed hercules vs a lineman and a linebacker is not a fair fight…a fair fight would require more players[/quote]
    I think that’s the point about expanding replay- to make the call reviewable. The Bases are fixed points, it’s not hard to put a few cameras on them to check over these things. the TV broadcasts manage to find a camera angle alright…

    [quote comment=”296880″]Ugh. Check out the logo creep on the gloves that the tuba players in Michigan State’s band wear:[/quote]
    link.

    [quote comment=”296843″][quote comment=”296839″]
    so you’re not a fan of the Packers’ road unis?[/quote]
    I’m not. The yellow/green/yellow home unis look great, but yellow pants with white jerseys look like crap.[/quote]

    Huh?

    link, link, link, link, link, link.

    6 of the best, classic, most easily recognizable football uniform sets in the world. All white uniforms, yellow pants. Okay, one is gold, but you get the point. Hardly crap. Oregon’s white on yellow look might look bad because of the white helmet, or the washed out tone of “Lightning” yellow, but to generalize so much and say that white on yellow looks bad goes WAY too far.

    [quote comment=”296870″][quote comment=”296842″][quote comment=”296841″]49ers in the throwbacks from the 80s today..thats the reason for the gray facemasks earlier in the week….[/quote]

    At last, some class in the league…now, if the NFL would ban the “long-hair crap”…!!![/quote]

    Niners got whupped as usual, but the news here is that TE Vernon Davis walked off the field. Singletary was giving it to him as he had gotten kicekd out of the game for some brain dead stupid penalty..and he just walked off. Quitting on the team. Hooo, boy. Haven’t heard the last of this.
    It’s worth the loss if Singletary shapes these guys up.[/quote]
    Apparently, Davis didn’t quit. Singletary link.

    Does anyone know where you can buy those elmer fudd hats at? I can’t find them anywhere online. Thanks.

    [quote comment=”296886″][quote comment=”296870″][quote comment=”296842″][quote comment=”296841″]49ers in the throwbacks from the 80s today..thats the reason for the gray facemasks earlier in the week….[/quote]

    At last, some class in the league…now, if the NFL would ban the “long-hair crap”…!!![/quote]

    Niners got whupped as usual, but the news here is that TE Vernon Davis walked off the field. Singletary was giving it to him as he had gotten kicekd out of the game for some brain dead stupid penalty..and he just walked off. Quitting on the team. Hooo, boy. Haven’t heard the last of this.
    It’s worth the loss if Singletary shapes these guys up.[/quote]
    Apparently, Davis didn’t quit. Singletary link.[/quote]
    Seems like this might be an excellent way to foster bad will and keep free agents from resigning… or signing.

    [quote comment=”296888″][quote comment=”296886″][quote comment=”296870″][quote comment=”296842″][quote comment=”296841″]49ers in the throwbacks from the 80s today..thats the reason for the gray facemasks earlier in the week….[/quote]

    At last, some class in the league…now, if the NFL would ban the “long-hair crap”…!!![/quote]

    Niners got whupped as usual, but the news here is that TE Vernon Davis walked off the field. Singletary was giving it to him as he had gotten kicekd out of the game for some brain dead stupid penalty..and he just walked off. Quitting on the team. Hooo, boy. Haven’t heard the last of this.
    It’s worth the loss if Singletary shapes these guys up.[/quote]
    Apparently, Davis didn’t quit. Singletary link.[/quote]
    Seems like this might be an excellent way to foster bad will and keep free agents from resigning… or signing.[/quote]
    Would that be a bad thing? Do the Niners really want to keep these players?
    Actually, I think the benchings (J.T. O’ was pulled, too) might be good for morale. Singletary said he wanted guys who want to win. Seems like he is as intense as a coach as he was as a player, and if even a little of that attitude can rub off on his players it can be nothing but good news for the team.

    [quote comment=”296856″][quote comment=”296855″][quote comment=”296854″][quote comment=”296851″][quote comment=”296849″][quote comment=”296848″][quote comment=”296845″][quote comment=”296841″]49ers in the throwbacks from the 80s today..thats the reason for the gray facemasks earlier in the week….[/quote]

    I’d love to see Seattle in a throwback.

    What other teams should bust out a throwback, but haven’t yet?[/quote]

    That’d make me so happy… so happy. We’ll say Tampa, New Orleans (have they really changed their uniform though?), Cincinnati, Miami (see New Orleans)…[/quote]

    The word on the street is that Tampa will rock the creamscicle again next season.
    I would love to see St. Louis in the bright colors again and I hope that someday the Titans wear Oilers throwbacks (or have they already?).[/quote]

    Arizona.
    Denver.
    Chicago.
    Minnesota.
    Atlanta.

    That’s everyone.[/quote]
    Bears wore throwbacks in the 75th anniversary season. They also wore them against the Cowboys on Thanksgiving in 2004 (orange jerseys/navy block numbers/anachronistic white C on the helmets).[/quote]

    But they’re not doing it with any frequency… *sigh*.

    Also, Kansas City.[/quote]
    Yeah, but quite honestly, is there a throwback the Bears can pull out that will look better than what they wear on a regular basis? I don’t think so.

    The only thing they can really do that would hark to the past and be a nice departure from the everyday is to wear unis without the NFL shield and the Reebok logo. I don’t think that’s gonna happen.[/quote]
    The Vikings started wearing throwbacks for their “Ring of Honor” game last year. They will this year too — I just don’t know which game that will be…

    [quote]Seems like this might be an excellent way to foster bad will and keep free agents from resigning… or signing.[/quote]

    only those free agents who believe there’s an “i” in team

    [quote comment=”296891″][quote]Seems like this might be an excellent way to foster bad will and keep free agents from resigning… or signing.[/quote]

    only those free agents who believe there’s an “i” in team[/quote]

    There is a me though…

    [quote comment=”296800″]Saints in all-black today, even though Payton said they would wear white for all home games this year. Maybe it’s London, maybe he’s trying to change the Saints’ luck.[/quote]

    As a lifelong Saints fan, I find the All-Black look to be ugly, juvenile, and horribly minor league. they look like a Juniuor College with a low budget.

    The white jerseys with black leotard pants are about 99% as bad as All_Black.

    The Saints need to get over their idiocyu and wear the Gold pants full-time.

    [quote comment=”296891″][quote]Seems like this might be an excellent way to foster bad will and keep free agents from resigning… or signing.[/quote]

    only those free agents who believe there’s an “i” in team[/quote]
    Or those who don’t want it to be a public spectacle when they have a bad day. Not to mention that a lot of the better guys in the NFL are cocky.

    I have no problems with a coach chewing out a guy. However, it sends a really bad message when he does it in public like that.

    Still haven’t seen any good pics of the Blackhawks/Red Wings outdoor jerseys, well, these earn the right to say that they’re sweaters.

    I was watching the World Series post game pressers earlier. They had Charlie Manuel on the podium with Joe Blanton. One of the media members asked about the spot on the bill of Blanton’s cap because during the game Joe Maddon had the umpires check the cap for pine tar after seeing the spot.

    At some point during the response Manuel pointed out that he had a similar, though lighter spot on his own cap bill. He said (paraphrasing somewhat) “I have a spot on my cap too. Its just some dirt. I haven’t changed caps all year.” He took the cap off and showed it to the room.

    I had always assumed that the players were issued new caps for the Series with the patch on the side. However, the caps being worn by Blanton and Manuel are clearly the ones they have had all season and they both have the patch.

    So, apparently there is a seamstress somewhere sewing those patches onto grimy lids. Maybe everyone else had already figured that out but it was news to me.

    [quote comment=”296813″]Not correcting you, just a pet peave of mine.[/quote]
    Spelling mistakes are among my pet peeves…
    /put it on a tee, I gotta hit it ;)

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