As the outrage over Monday night’s NFL game spread across the nation yesterday, I wondered what the local reaction was like in Green Bay, so
I went to the Green Bay Press-Gazette’s web site. There was plenty of coverage of the game, but I got sidetracked by the awesome Piggly Wiggly ad you see above, featuring an unmistakably Packers-esque uniform. Very cool.
New ESPN column today — here you go.
PermaRec update: The gent shown at right is one of the most powerful New York politicians of the past generation. He’s holding his mother’s report card, which is part of the stash I found in a discarded file cabinet years ago. Further details on the Permanent Record Blog.
Uni Watch News Ticker: The Bills will wear white throwbacks at home on Dec. 9. Fact is, it’s not all that different from their current white jersey (aside for the neck roll), but they’ll also be wearing the “standing buffalo” helmet, so that’s cool. … We’ve already seen Oregon wearing a white jersey with the “ghost feathers,” but now it looks like they may have a version with more visible feathers (from Jordan Bartels). … The Blazers have posted some sneak peeks of their opening day uniform (from Jason Charles Franklin). ”¦ Oklahoma State may be wearing orange G.I. Joe uniforms this weekend. “Hopefully a hoax,” says Arin Mitchell. ”¦ The Nets’ new cheerleading uniforms were designed by BeyoncÃ© (from Angel Ramos). … This is pretty interesting: an annotated Purdue helmet (from David Coonce). … Here’s some background info on the Wisconsin and Nebraska uniforms that’ll be worn this weekend (from Chris Bisbee). … A Dutch soccer club has adopted the colors of the British Army’s Airborne Division, as a way of thanking the Brits for their help in World War II (from George Chilvers). … New black alternate uni for Western Michigan football. … New basketball uniforms apparently in the works for Michigan (from Jamie DeFrank). … The chrome helmet phenomenon has spread to the high school ranks. That’s Bishop Gorman High School out of Nevada. “Personally, I like the look,” says Clint Kalinec. “But then again, I’m a 21-year-old attracted to shiny things.” … Here’s a really detailed breakdown on the design of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s costumes (Chris Bisbee again). ”¦ Those long-rumored BYU BFBS uniforms will supposedly be worn on Oct. 5 against Utah State (from Karson Kalian). ”¦ Tooth Fairy news from Brady Phelps, who writes: “Padres pitcher Josh Spence posted this photo. I thought the little sticker things might be for the end of a bat, but apparently they are these.” Incredible. ”¦ In what has to be the weirdest G.I. Joe moment yet, the Sugar Land Skeeters became the Sugar Land War Chickens for a “What Could Have Been” promotion (from Alan Poff). ”¦ Throwback helmets on tap for Tennessee State (from Lee Wilds). ”¦ Good logo creep story from Dave Levy, who writes: “Boston’s bike share program, Hubway, is sponsored by New Balance. But now that it has expanded across the river into Cambridge, some of the new bikes have the City of Cambridge seal instead of the New Balance logo.” ”¦ Jeremy Roenick was a guest star on Go On last night and was clearly wearing his Sharks helmet with tape over the logo (screen shot by Mike Monaghan). ”¦ The noise level at a Mets game these days is about the same as for a pop-up toaster.