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Ah, the humble compression sleeve. You provide support for aching muscles, along with therapeutic warmth … according to that ad I read before writing this. And you’re also the item used when a player thinks something is ouchy, but there’s nothing actually wrong. “Hey, how about you wear this compression sleeve?” Brilliant.

For Carmelo Anthony, something is ouchy — both calves, actually. So in that case, go for it. But O.J. Mayo? Come on, that thing is providing zero support. It looks like plain old Lycra. Andres Nocioni has all sorts of problems — and that arm sleeve has a pad on the other side, but for his upper forearm. Hey, wait … so does Mayo. Is there an arm-whacking conspiracy in the NBA? Because Anthony has a pad, too. And so does Nene. And what’s up with Lamar Odom’s robocalves there on the left?

It’s come to the point that the Lycra arm sleeve is the NBA equivalent of the protective elbow guards that flooded baseball in the 1990s. Very few guys actually need them, but they’re everywhere. Well, at least they don’t have an NBA logo stamped on them … yet. — Bryan

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    Found a few nice things at an estate sale yesterday. Old hockey skates (note the laces)

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    Finally found out what CCM stands for!

    Also found a baseball jersey in my size. However, seems a size 44 was smaller back then! I tried it on and it made me look like Eddie Guns. Either that or the ravages of time have gotten to it. Also, the zipper is missing. Has a few stains, I suppose I should get it professionally dry-cleaned?

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    [quote comment=”297795″]http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?o=2&f=/n/a/2008/11/01/sports/s162851D01.DTL

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    Ugliest Uniform game of the season?[/quote]

    No, neither team looks that bad.

    “Robocalves” is a good description because in that shot, his legs look like bad CGI.

    Now to my question: does anyone know of a reliable way to remove screen printing from polyester without discoloring the fabric?

    It’s not easy to tell from the picture, but these link have a kind of rubbery texture. It seems like they can be peeled off, but I really don’t want to do that unless I can be sure they’ll come off cleanly. I’d rather have a full logo than a torn-up looking one.

    I think its funny how the basketball players are all starting to wear sleeves and body padding (Odom, DWade,etc) and you see football players going without pads (in pants) at all!
    I would imagine you get harder in FB than BB, but who knows?

    [quote comment=”297796″]Found a few nice things at an estate sale yesterday. Old hockey skates (note the laces)

    link

    link

    Finally found out what CCM stands for!

    Also found a baseball jersey in my size. However, seems a size 44 was smaller back then! I tried it on and it made me look like Eddie Guns. Either that or the ravages of time have gotten to it. Also, the zipper is missing. Has a few stains, I suppose I should get it professionally dry-cleaned?

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    Ok so what does it stand for?

    [quote comment=”297801″][quote comment=”297796″]Found a few nice things at an estate sale yesterday. Old hockey skates (note the laces)

    link

    link

    Finally found out what CCM stands for!

    Also found a baseball jersey in my size. However, seems a size 44 was smaller back then! I tried it on and it made me look like Eddie Guns. Either that or the ravages of time have gotten to it. Also, the zipper is missing. Has a few stains, I suppose I should get it professionally dry-cleaned?

    link

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    Ok so what does it stand for?[/quote]

    Canadian Cycle & Motor

    [quote comment=”297801″][quote comment=”297796″]Found a few nice things at an estate sale yesterday. Old hockey skates (note the laces)

    link

    link

    Finally found out what CCM stands for!

    Also found a baseball jersey in my size. However, seems a size 44 was smaller back then! I tried it on and it made me look like Eddie Guns. Either that or the ravages of time have gotten to it. Also, the zipper is missing. Has a few stains, I suppose I should get it professionally dry-cleaned?

    link

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    Ok so what does it stand for?[/quote]

    Canada Cycle & Motor Co. Ltd.

    [quote comment=”297800″]Anyone in the NFL wearing throwbacks or patches this week?[/quote]

    link, the bungles are gonna wear the orange top

    but that list was not complete, so there could be others…we’ll just have to wait and see

    /traditionally (at least for the last 2 or 3 years anyway), the g-men would wear their red tops against the ‘boys, but apparently skeeb says they’re ditching the red this year

    I hate to admit that I like anything from Oregon, but I have to say that I actually really like the all whites.

    [quote comment=”297797″][quote comment=”297795″]http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?o=2&f=/n/a/2008/11/01/sports/s162851D01.DTL

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    Ugliest Uniform game of the season?[/quote]

    No, neither team looks that bad.[/quote]

    you could make the argument that the ugliest uniform game of the season took place yesterday, but it wasn’t link

    ugh

    It’s not easy to tell from the picture, but these Reebok logos have a kind of rubbery texture. It seems like they can be peeled off, but I really don’t want to do that unless I can be sure they’ll come off cleanly. I’d rather have a full logo than a torn-up looking one.

    Post your question here: link

    Maybe crop the counterfeit Urlacher and Hester before you post it though.

    Remember how the soccer kits at the Olympics this summer weren’t displaying nation’s logo?

    Looks like the fallout will also affect hockey:

    link

    [quote comment=”297807″]It’s not easy to tell from the picture, but these Reebok logos have a kind of rubbery texture. It seems like they can be peeled off, but I really don’t want to do that unless I can be sure they’ll come off cleanly. I’d rather have a full logo than a torn-up looking one.

    Post your question here: link

    Maybe crop the counterfeit Urlacher and Hester before you post it though.[/quote]
    Those are counterfeit? No way! The guy in Seoul I bought them from insisted that they were so cheap only because they fell off a truck.

    Thanks for the info.

    [quote comment=”297808″]Remember how the soccer kits at the Olympics this summer weren’t displaying nation’s logo?

    Looks like the fallout will also affect hockey:

    link

    Still an incredibly stupid rule. Considering that that’s the team they’re playing for- Hockey Canada runs Team Canada, What other logo do you put? Dumbasses…

    On the bright side, if this idiocy lasts we probably see the link with the giant leaf.

    And of course the dumbasses at the IOC will still be allowing the swoosh I’m sure…

    [quote comment=”297811″][quote comment=”297810″]Tracy McGrady has link shoes.[/quote]

    guys in the nba are supporting obama?

    GTFO[/quote]
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    Hey JTH, are you from Kokomo? I saw your that’s how we do in K-town post this morning when I was catching up on last nights posts.

    If so, that’s two of us, even if I’m not there anymore.

    Just to make this uni-related, those Wyoming unis are among the worst in sports.

    [quote comment=”297814″][quote comment=”297811″][quote comment=”297810″]Tracy McGrady has link shoes.[/quote]

    guys in the nba are supporting obama?

    GTFO[/quote]
    link[/quote]

    the official shoe of link?

    [quote comment=”297815″]Hey JTH, are you from Kokomo? I saw your that’s how we do in K-town post this morning when I was catching up on last nights posts.[/quote]
    No, Chicago.

    I went to IU. That “K-Town” thing was referencing my freshman year next-door neighbors who were from Kokomo. I can’t remember what exactly it was that they did this particular time, but it was incredibly stupid. I think they trashed the lounge on our floor in such a way that there was no mistaking the culprits.

    Anyway, a friend of mine asked them something along the lines of “what the hell were you thinking” to which one of them replied “That’s how we get down in K-Town.”

    So it became the standard punchline for a few of us anytime someone did something idiotic.

    They sell NBA branded arm sleeves at my local wal mart. I wear one for baseball, and just peeled the NBA logo off, of course. I figure if I am going to wear one (that obviously does not \”do\” anything), than I might as well buy a cheap 5 dollar one, rather than spending 50 on a nike/phiten or whatever

    Wow, having spent a significant amount of time in Kokomo (my fiancee goes to IUK) I find a line like “That’s how we get down in K-Town” incredibly amusing…

    Gary, maybe. Kokomo? Ehhhh not so much.

    WTF is the purpose of the NBA sleve anyways? ANother way for NIKE to make money?
    Like you need to keep your arm warm while playing? Comeon’…I would think running up and down the court would keep you “heated” up. BUt then again they don’t run up and down the court anymore! Just another stupid fashion trend! Look at me…I’m different..another reason to hate the NBA….Nothing But Arrogant League!

    [quote comment=”297823″]WTF is the purpose of the NBA sleve anyways? ANother way for NIKE to make money?
    Like you need to keep your arm warm while playing? Comeon’…I would think running up and down the court would keep you “heated” up. BUt then again they don’t run up and down the court anymore! Just another stupid fashion trend! Look at me…I’m different..another reason to hate the NBA….Nothing But Arrogant League![/quote]

    That’s not Nike, for a change…

    I grew up in Kokomo, then worked in Gary for 3 years, and I would suspect random stupid destruction from “K-town”.

    That is after all, how they get down.

    Did Fox NFL Sunday really just throw in a car ad in the middle of talking about football? If it isn’t that fat lard Bruman mumbling its Fox trying to sell you a F150.

    sweet…i guess we don’t have the ‘blackout’ in effect in ny…so i got the jets (white w/green trou) vs. bills (in the worst uni in the nfl) on cbs and the pack vs. flaming tacks (who have returned to the carolina blue tops with navy pants) on fox…uniwise, it’s advantage jets and pack

    [quote comment=”297827″]sweet…i guess we don’t have the ‘blackout’ in effect in ny…so i got the jets (white w/green trou) vs. bills (in the worst uni in the nfl) on cbs and the pack vs. flaming tacks (who have returned to the carolina blue tops with navy pants) on fox…uniwise, it’s advantage jets and pack[/quote]
    Well, I don’t like the Pack’s away at all and I like light blues. So Advantage Titans and Jets for me…

    Still rooting for GB though.

    I play basketball pretty regularly…at the local rec for pickup, intramurals, town leagues etc… And I’ve seen an influx of the “shooter sleeves” for sure. Some swear by the compression, keeping the shooter’s elbow warm/loose. Others, wear it b/c of the way it looks/feels. I will say, the hip-hop influence in basketball has people looking to add to their look/style in anyway they can. I’ve seen personalizes sneakers, all sorts of sleeves, head bands, arm bands, leg bands, personalized tape, all sorts of different ankle/knee braces (some for obvious reasons, other for style), finger tape jobs, weird ways to wear socks (many players wear 2 types of socks on the same foot) etc… It seems to me, that it’s another way to “express yourself” while playing basketball, and staying within the uni rules.

    Texas Tech’s crazy under armour jerseys beat Texas’ classics. Not a good sign for Paul and the rest of us uniform reactionaries

    [quote comment=”297832″]Check out the logo socks from West Virginia Tech
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    Both links are the same picture, I just hope one works[/quote]
    That looks about as safe as the carts in the corner of the Marshall endzone:
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    Hi guys,

    Could someone help me figure out the font on Michigan’s new white hockey jersey? I want to letter it and the University won’t for NCAA reasons.

    link is where you can see the jersey.

    link has a photo of Red Berenson wearing the jersey that inspired it in the 60s. Very cool design.

    Thanks!

    ON A RANDOM NOTE:
    I have been searching relentlessly for a logo, to no avail. I figured if anyone may be able to find it, it would be you. The logo is something I’d like to use as a design for a Student Section t-shirt; a couple years ago (?2004-2006?), Coca-Cola released 2liter bottles here in Raleigh with an ‘NC State’ theme to them. The logo was located on the top portion of the label, and it featured a wolf’s eyes with an ‘angry’ stare. It was so simple, but looking back, it was so unique and, well, cool. I’ve attempted numerous times to locate the logo/design… but again have had no luck.

    help?

    [quote comment=\”297802\”][quote comment=\”297801\”]Ok so what does it stand for?[/quote]

    Canadian Cycle & Motor[/quote]

    I\’ve known that for years, and always found it quite odd that they\’re best known as a hockey supplier. Then, when I was in Montreal in September, I actually saw a CCM Bike. Go fig.

    Posting again, to fix quote/link issues (the “you forgot to type the spam word” page adds slashes, apparently)…

    [quote comment=”297802″][quote comment=”297801″]Ok so what does it stand for?[/quote]

    Canadian Cycle & Motor[/quote]

    I’ve known that for years, and always found it quite odd that they’re best known as a hockey supplier. Then, when I was in Montreal in September, I actually saw a link. Go fig.

    Add Justin Tuck to the Revolution Speed list.

    And by the way, Texas Tech’s uniforms, crazy as they are, I think are some of the coolest uniforms in college. Admittedly, I go to Tech, but hot damn I love those uniforms.

    [quote comment=”297839″]Add Justin Tuck to the Revolution Speed list.

    And by the way, Texas Tech’s uniforms, crazy as they are, I think are some of the coolest uniforms in college. Admittedly, I go to Tech, but hot damn I love those uniforms.[/quote]

    I like a lot too

    [quote comment=”297839″]Add Justin Tuck to the Revolution Speed list.

    And by the way, Texas Tech’s uniforms, crazy as they are, I think are some of the coolest uniforms in college. Admittedly, I go to Tech, but hot damn I love those uniforms.[/quote]

    just out of curiosity…does every UA school have “protect this house” at the end of their football tunnel, or is it just t-tech?

    I don’t actually know, but I would imagine it’s just normal advertising stuff like you see at every stadium.

    [quote comment=”297843″]I don’t actually know, but I would imagine it’s just normal advertising stuff like you see at every stadium.[/quote]

    true…but i can’t imagine ND replacing Play Like A Champion Today with “impossible is nothing”

    /just sayin’

    [quote comment=”297834″]Hi guys,

    Could someone help me figure out the font on Michigan’s new white hockey jersey? I want to letter it and the University won’t for NCAA reasons.

    link is where you can see the jersey.

    link has a photo of Red Berenson wearing the jersey that inspired it in the 60s. Very cool design.

    Thanks![/quote]
    Slightly unrelated, but why does the U of M refer to their hockey jerseys as having Chicago Bears numbers (true) with Detroit Red Wings NOB’s (VAL, but false, because it’s the Colorado Avalanche font)?

    minor ‘wow’…

    new bcs rankings:

    1. bama
    2. t-tech (!)
    3. psu
    4. texas
    5. florida
    6. oklahoma
    7. usc
    8. utah
    9. oke state
    10. boise state

    …surprised t-tech jumped to #2, and i would have thought the horns would have dropped to #5, with the gators taking #4

    Simpsons Treehouse of horror 19:

    Bart grabs a Montreal Expos jersey out of 99cent box and it has yellow highlights…

    (sorry no screengrab…dvr not working)

    [quote comment=”297847″]Simpsons Treehouse of horror 19:

    Bart grabs a Montreal Expos jersey out of 99cent box and it has yellow highlights…

    (sorry no screengrab…dvr not working)[/quote]

    link

    Can anyone tell me what the logo/ graphic is that is on the back of this helmet? Is it a manufacturers logo?

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    [quote comment=”297849″]Can anyone tell me what the logo/ graphic is that is on the back of this helmet? Is it a manufacturers logo?

    link

    “abc” batting helmets…i think rawlings bought them out

    Watching Patriots-Colts and got to thinking, when was last time Patriots wore their silver jerseys? Or was that just a one-year thing?

    I can’t imagine link has not been posted before, but if not… “Salute to Mexico” Day in June 1976. A bit nicer than just adding “Los” to a shirt, if perhaps stereotypical.

    [quote comment=”297850″][quote comment=”297849″]Can anyone tell me what the logo/ graphic is that is on the back of this helmet? Is it a manufacturers logo?

    link

    “abc” batting helmets…i think rawlings bought them out[/quote]

    Thanks, LI Phil.

    I’d seen the company’s logo in footage of old baseball games and had no idea who the company was. Here are some close-ups of the logo:

    link

    [quote comment=”297851″]Watching Patriots-Colts and got to thinking, when was last time Patriots wore their silver jerseys? Or was that just a one-year thing?[/quote]

    i know they first wore it in 2003…and i think they’ve worn it every year since (although they might have worn the grogans once on thanksgiving…or was that ’02?)…

    the rumor was this year they were gonna ditch the silver and bring back the red throwbacks again…but so far…nada

    [quote comment=”297854″][quote comment=”297851″]Watching Patriots-Colts and got to thinking, when was last time Patriots wore their silver jerseys? Or was that just a one-year thing?[/quote]

    i know they first wore it in 2003…and i think they’ve worn it every year since (although they might have worn the grogans once on thanksgiving…or was that ’02?)…

    the rumor was this year they were gonna ditch the silver and bring back the red throwbacks again…but so far…nada[/quote]

    It was ’02 on Thanksa giving when they wore the Pat the Patriot ones. They have worn silver every other year recently, but not so far this year yet. Too bad, that’s my favorite Pats uni.

    [quote comment=”297851″]Watching Patriots-Colts and got to thinking, when was last time Patriots wore their silver jerseys? Or was that just a one-year thing?[/quote]

    Pats have actually been wearing the silver jerseys since 2003. Here is their record wearing the silver jerseys (all at home):

    * Nov. 16, 2003 — 12-0 win over Dallas

    * Dec. 7, 2003 — 12-0 win over Miami

    * Dec. 12, 2004 — 35-28 win over Cincinnati

    * Oct. 2, 2005 — 41-17 loss to San Diego

    * Dec. 17, 2006 — 40-7 win over Houston

    * Sep. 23, 2007 — 38-7 win over Buffalo

    [quote comment=”297854″][quote comment=”297851″]Watching Patriots-Colts and got to thinking, when was last time Patriots wore their silver jerseys? Or was that just a one-year thing?[/quote]

    i know they first wore it in 2003…and i think they’ve worn it every year since (although they might have worn the grogans once on thanksgiving…or was that ’02?)…

    the rumor was this year they were gonna ditch the silver and bring back the red throwbacks again…but so far…nada[/quote]
    I think it’s supposedly next year they’re going to the red throwbacks but there’s still a lot of time left in this season, so I guess we’ll see…

    Anyway, I don’t know if it was definitely the last time they wore the silver ones but link from 9/23/07.

    [quote comment=”297848″][quote comment=”297847″]Simpsons Treehouse of horror 19:

    Bart grabs a Montreal Expos jersey out of 99cent box and it has yellow highlights…

    (sorry no screengrab…dvr not working)[/quote]

    link[/quote]
    A Korean countefeit?

    [quote comment=”297858″][quote comment=”297848″][quote comment=”297847″]Simpsons Treehouse of horror 19:

    Bart grabs a Montreal Expos jersey out of 99cent box and it has yellow highlights…

    (sorry no screengrab…dvr not working)[/quote]

    link[/quote]
    A Korean countefeit?[/quote]

    that’s how they get down in k-town

    [quote comment=”297856″][quote comment=”297851″]Watching Patriots-Colts and got to thinking, when was last time Patriots wore their silver jerseys? Or was that just a one-year thing?[/quote]

    Pats have actually been wearing the silver jerseys since 2003. Here is their record wearing the silver jerseys (all at home):

    * Nov. 16, 2003 — 12-0 win over Dallas

    * Dec. 7, 2003 — 12-0 win over Miami

    * Dec. 12, 2004 — 35-28 win over Cincinnati

    * Oct. 2, 2005 — 41-17 loss to San Diego

    * Dec. 17, 2006 — 40-7 win over Houston

    * Sep. 23, 2007 — 38-7 win over Buffalo[/quote]
    Intersting — no apparent pattern. Makes me wonder: do most teams have some kind of set date/opponent for their alternates? LI Phil mentioned earlier that the Giants have worn red against Dallas the last few years. The Bears wear orange at home around Halloween (not including the orange throwbacks on Thanksgiving ’04 in Dallas).

    [quote comment=”297860″][quote comment=”297856″][quote comment=”297851″]Watching Patriots-Colts and got to thinking, when was last time Patriots wore their silver jerseys? Or was that just a one-year thing?[/quote]

    Pats have actually been wearing the silver jerseys since 2003. Here is their record wearing the silver jerseys (all at home):

    * Nov. 16, 2003 — 12-0 win over Dallas

    * Dec. 7, 2003 — 12-0 win over Miami

    * Dec. 12, 2004 — 35-28 win over Cincinnati

    * Oct. 2, 2005 — 41-17 loss to San Diego

    * Dec. 17, 2006 — 40-7 win over Houston

    * Sep. 23, 2007 — 38-7 win over Buffalo[/quote]
    Intersting — no apparent pattern. Makes me wonder: do most teams have some kind of set date/opponent for their alternates? LI Phil mentioned earlier that the Giants have worn red against Dallas the last few years. The Bears wear orange at home around Halloween (not including the orange throwbacks on Thanksgiving ’04 in Dallas).[/quote]

    In 2003 it forced Dallas and Miami to wear their blue and teal tops respectively, which they usually avoid. Whether that was done on purpose by Belichick, who knows? But I wouldn’t put it past him.

    Subsequent years though show no rhyme nor reason for the silver.

    [quote comment=”297860″]Intersting — no apparent pattern. Makes me wonder: do most teams have some kind of set date/opponent for their alternates? LI Phil mentioned earlier that the Giants have worn red against Dallas the last few years. The Bears wear orange at home around Halloween (not including the orange throwbacks on Thanksgiving ’04 in Dallas).[/quote]

    Miami usually busts out the orange alternates for Sunday Night and Monday Night Football games. I think Denver does the same thing with the navy monochrome look. And of course, Detroit on Thanksgiving (along with whatever team plays them), but other than that……?

    [quote comment=”297862″][quote comment=”297860″]Intersting — no apparent pattern. Makes me wonder: do most teams have some kind of set date/opponent for their alternates? LI Phil mentioned earlier that the Giants have worn red against Dallas the last few years. The Bears wear orange at home around Halloween (not including the orange throwbacks on Thanksgiving ’04 in Dallas).[/quote]

    Miami usually busts out the orange alternates for Sunday Night and Monday Night Football games. I think Denver does the same thing with the navy monochrome look. And of course, Detroit on Thanksgiving (along with whatever team plays them), but other than that……?[/quote]

    tim,

    link (scroll down to nfl)…

    And speaking of Thanksgiving games, it’d be nice if they’d have all the teams start wearing throwbacks again.

    After being conditioned to expect one team to wear white (or silver, as the case may be)jerseys every single game, I love seeing things like this and link on occasion.

    Oops. First link got screwed up. Let’s try again
    [quote comment=”297864″]After being conditioned to expect one team to wear white (or silver, as the case may be) jerseys every single game, I love seeing things like link and link on occasion.[/quote]

    [quote comment=”297863″][quote comment=”297862″][quote comment=”297860″]Intersting — no apparent pattern. Makes me wonder: do most teams have some kind of set date/opponent for their alternates? LI Phil mentioned earlier that the Giants have worn red against Dallas the last few years. The Bears wear orange at home around Halloween (not including the orange throwbacks on Thanksgiving ’04 in Dallas).[/quote]

    Miami usually busts out the orange alternates for Sunday Night and Monday Night Football games. I think Denver does the same thing with the navy monochrome look. And of course, Detroit on Thanksgiving (along with whatever team plays them), but other than that……?[/quote]

    tim,

    link (scroll down to nfl)…[/quote]

    Thanks.

    I’d actually seen that list before. JTH was asking if there was a set date/opponent for the alternates, so I guess that list includes a couple of more: Baltimore with the monochrome black on Sunday Night and Monday Night football games, and Cincy with the orange unis on “special occasions” (whatever that means).

    That looks to be it, though. Looks like there’s no “special occasion” for other teams to use their alternates.

    Christ! I can’t even do my correction correctly. I’m going to bed.

    Screw it. Between the two posts, I got both pictures in.

    [quote comment=”297867″]Christ! I can’t even do my correction correctly. I’m going to bed.

    Screw it. Between the two posts, I got both pictures in.[/quote]

    here ya go…

    link

    link

    [quote comment=”297868″][quote comment=”297867″]Christ! I can’t even do my correction correctly. I’m going to bed.

    Screw it. Between the two posts, I got both pictures in.[/quote]

    here ya go…

    link

    link[/quote]

    that was a great thanksgiving

    [quote comment=”297845″]
    Slightly unrelated, but why does the U of M refer to their hockey jerseys as having Chicago Bears numbers (true) with Detroit Red Wings NOB’s (VAL, but false, because it’s the Colorado Avalanche font)?[/quote]

    It’s old information. The Nike jerseys last season did indeed have the bears numbers and the Avalanche lettering. This year’s lettering appears to be stock lettering, as well as the back numbers, but the front and sleeves are a different font.

    Pretty sure the Panthers try to wear the blues on the road against Tampa Bay (assuming the game is the first between the two teams.)

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