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Monday Morning Uni Watch

The NFL eased into G.I. Joevemeber yesterday, as the league’s “Salute to Service” initiative was unrolled at the Cardinals/Cowboys game in Dallas. As you can see at right, the Cowboys wore camouflage captaincy patches and also had camo ribbon helmet decals with military branch logos, while the Cardinals also had camo captaincy patches and wore a Pat Tillman memorial decal instead of the service branch logos. As you can see in that last photo, there were also camo towels, as well as camo goalposts, ball logos, pylon logos, and so on.

The Steelers also wore the camo ribbons and military branch logos, but their opponents, the Ravens, did not. Other teams will be doing “Salute to Service”-centric games as the month proceeds.

In other news from around the league yesterday:

• It’s good to see that Browns tackle Joe Thomas’s aunt, Mary Steinkraus, is supportive of her nephew, but maybe she’s taking it a bit too far.

• Several thousand people, many of them Native Americans, participated in an anti-’Skins protest march prior to the Vikes/’Skins game in Minnesota (photos here and here, and there’s a video clip and slideshow here). As you may recall, there had been a move to prevent the ’Skins from wearing a uniform that included their wordmark or helmet logo, but they ended up wearing their regular uni.

• More on that same game: Because the game was played at the U. of Minnesota’s stadium, there were plenty of signs rendered in ’Skins colors, making it seem somewhat like a home game for the visiting team.

• For the second time in four weeks, the Bengals wore their orange alternates.

• Speaking of the Bengals, Devon Still wore “Lauren Strong” on his nasal strip. That’s a reference to Mount St. Joseph women’s basketball player Lauren Hill, who has an inoperable brain tumor.

• The Texans wore their red alternates.

• The Seahawks added an “MP” helmet decal to express solidarity with Marysville-Pilchuck High School, where several students were recently killed in a mass shooting.

• In that same Seahawks/Raiders game, back judge Scott Helverson was wearing the old-style number number/letter font, which was last used in 2012. Why does this keep happening? Come on, people — wear the up-to-date jersey!

• The Browns promoted their game against the Buccaneers by posting a graphic on Facebook with an outdated Bucs helmet.

• Last week I noted that Ben Roethlisberger passed right-handed but punted left-footed. “You may have noticed that the Steelers’ punter/holder, Brad Wing, who punts left-footed, threw a pass right-handed on a busted PAT attempt that turned into a two-point conversion,” says reader Joe Werner. “What are the chances that any other teams have two guys who both throw and kick with that hand/foot combination?”

• The Steelers retired Joe Greene’s number at halftime.

• Aside from the Cowboys, only one team wore white at home this week: the Dolphins.

• NFL Network analyst Brian Billick appears to have been hiding a non-Surface tablet behind a Surface standee (a move that should be familiar to anyone who ever hid a dirty magazine inside an open copy of Sports Illustrated).

Turning to Saturday’s college action, Phil and his contributors had extensive coverage in yesterday’s entry. But here are two late-breaking items:

• Ohio State kicker Sean Nuernberger was wearing the wrong pants on Saturday.

• Arizona quarterback Anu Solomo, who normally wears No. 12, had his jersey torn on this play and then returned wearing No. 18. Surprising that they didn’t have another No. 12 jersey available for him, no?

(My thanks to all contributors, including Chris Flinn, Jennifer Hayden, Rob Holecko, Aaron McHargue, Art Ryel-Lindsey, Steve Schutt, and of course Phil.)

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Raffle results: The three winners of the Jeff Suntala ballpark prints are Ryan Humphrey, Matthew Moncrief, and Bryan Stroud. Thanks to all who entered. I have another raffle in the works and should be announcing it soon.

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A question about Twitter: Many of the Ticker submissions I receive will mention that a team “just tweeted out a photo of their new uniform,” or that a player “tweeted out a photo of his new facemask,” or something along those lines.

Here’s my question: What’s with the use of “out,” and how did it become part of the Twitter lexicon? Why do people say “tweeted out” instead of simply “tweeted”? This construction is also frequently used by media outlets, although I’m not sure if the media picked up on it from vernacular discourse or the other way around. Either way, it bugs me — feels like unnecessarily jargon-like.

Yes, I realize that tweeting something is akin to sending it out into the world. But the same can be said for lots of other communication formats, and we don’t append an “out” when referring to them. We don’t say, “He emailed out a thank-you note,” for example — we simply say that he emailed it. For that matter, we don’t say, “I mailed out a birthday card to my father” — we say, “I mailed my father a card.”

So what’s the deal with tweeting out? Is there something I’m missing here? Get the “out” out!

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Baseball News: Some friends and I had dinner last night at the venerable Italian restaurant Bamonte’s. I’ve been there many times over the years, beginning in 1988, when my parents had their 40th-anniversary party there. Many years and many visits later, last night I found myself in the men’s room, which is adorned with lots of baseball photos, including the famous shot of Jackie Robinson surrounded by his Brooklyn Dodgers teammates. But last night I spotted something I’d never noticed before: The number font on Gil Hodges’s jersey (No. 14) is different from everyone else’s. ”¦ Remember the recent kerfuffle over the Citicorp building appearing in the Mets’ skyline logo? Marc Rivlin found a version of that skyline on a ticket stub from 2011, so that logo has been floating around at least since then.

NFL News: The Giants will be wearing their white alternate pants for tonight’s game against the Colts. … Here’s a slideshow of 49ers uniform history (thanks, Brinke). ”¦ New logo for the Super Bowl LI host committee. ”¦ This is pretty funny: In 1970, NFL Films mic’d up the Bears’ live mascot (from Douglas Fod).

Hockey News: Three things from Saturday night’s Blackhawks/Leafs game: Hawks goalie Corey Crawford had a new mask; if you look again at that photo, you’ll see that the ads on the boards were purple, for cancer awareness; and the players wore purple cancer-awareness helmet decals (all this from Anthony Zogas). … Some kid made himself a very cool Wild jersey out of what appears to be duct tape (from Barry Brite). ”¦ Excellent article on the evolution of goalie mask artwork (from Leo Strawn Jr.). ”¦ After Gordie Howe’s recent stroke, the Red Wings wore No. 9 jerseys for pregame warm-ups on Friday. “It’s weird to see a goalie wearing No. 9,” says Michael Hersch.

NBA News: For reasons that aren’t clear, Josh McRoberts of the Heat intentionally tore his jersey in half during yesterday’s game. … Better Living Through Corporate Sponsorships, Part 713: Remember that guy on the Cavs bench who was pouring Gatorade into a Powerade bottle? The Cavs have now “launched an internal investigation” on that (quote marks added because the whole thing is so totally fucking ridiculous). All the idiots associated with this, in whatever capacity, deserve each other. ”¦ It’s not uncommon for media outlets to use outdated team logos, but few are as funny as this one, which Google used last night.

Grab Bag: Not uni-related, but yesterday’s New York Times Magazine has a feature on light-heavyweight champ Bernard Hopkins that’s one of the best pieces of sportswriting I’ve seen in years. Even if you don’t care about boxing, it’s super-interesting an eminently readable. Highly, highly recommended. ”¦ Man, they just don’t make sporting goods label designs like they used to, eh? … Very interesting article about how teams and other companies are turning to crowdsourced designs more and more. Highly recommended (big thanks to Jerry Wolper). … The Australian rugby league team wore a claret and blue striped jersey and black shorts, instead of the traditional green and gold, for their Four Nations match against England (from Graham Clayton). ”¦ NHRA driver Steve Torrence has a Marilyn Monroe-themed helmet. ”¦ Yesterday was the New York City Marathon. I live only half a block from the route, so I always go down to watch for a while. Unfortunately, it’s gotten much less fun since the Boston Marathon bombings of 2013, because the runners are no longer allowed to wear masks or bulky costumes. I understand the reasoning behind the new rules, but it has definitely cut down on the sense of the Marathon being a big, wacky party. Too bad.

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What Paul did last night two nights ago: Went out on Saturday night to see Dear White People, a really smart, funny send-up of racial (and class) identity politics. I went by myself, which, in retrospect, was a mistake, because I’m pretty sure this movie is a de facto Rorschach test — everyone will interpret it differently, because almost anyone at any point on the political spectrum will be able to find a moment within the film where they can say, “See, that’s what I’m talking about!” But no two people are likely to seize upon the same moment, so it’s probably best to see the movie with other people and compare notes afterward, just to talk things through and hear other people’s perspectives. But whatever — see it with other people, see it alone, but just see it. It’s worth your time.

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As I mentioned on Friday, my 90-year-old mom is having hip-replacement surgery this morning, so I’ll be off the grid for big chunks of today and tomorrow. Thanks in advance for playing nice while I’m busy being a good kid.

83 comments to Monday Morning Uni Watch

  • Phantom Dreamer | November 3, 2014 at 7:18 am |

    Saying “mailed out” doesn’t seem that unusual.

  • hofflalu | November 3, 2014 at 7:28 am |

    Interesting, I find myself saying “mailed out” or “e-mailed out” all the time (or perhaps “I mailed it out yesterday”), yet I think I say “tweeted” WITHOUT the “out.” Perhaps it’s a regional dialect thing? Like how those of us in western Wisconsin (and other parts of the Upper Midwest, I think mainly into Minnesota) occasionally add “then” to our sentences, like “Let’s go to the grocery store, then.”

    • Rob S | November 3, 2014 at 10:44 am |

      “Mailed out” certainly applies in Michigan as well. Saying “e-mailed out” though usually is kept to the context of a broadcast e-mail to a large group, rather than an individual communication, while I’ve heard (and said) “mailed out” (or “shipped out”) for individual items as well as multiple items (e.g. “I’ve mailed out the check”; “They’ve shipped out the packages”).

      Come to think of it, though, I tend to use the “out” after the object more, e.g. “We sent the letter out on the 24th.”

      But as far as using “out” with tweeting? It’s definitely awkward to me, but maybe it’s because I think of “tweeting” as “posting on Twitter”, and I would never say “post out” in any sense.

  • Jo H. | November 3, 2014 at 7:33 am |

    Pretty common to say “mailed out” or “sent out” here (here being Down Under).

  • jwl3 | November 3, 2014 at 7:47 am |

    About Out:
    I guess using ‘out’ is connected to the fact that a tweet is public and can be seen by all. It may also be because the tweeter has an intended audience, and ‘out’ could be referring to them. The examples you gave for not using it were personal and between two people, so using ‘out’ would not be necessary.

    • Paul Lukas | November 3, 2014 at 7:51 am |

      Facebook and YouTube are public, and there’s no “out.” You simply “post” something there. So why not “tweet” something on Twitter, instead of “tweet out”?

      • jwl3 | November 3, 2014 at 8:57 am |

        I think that goes back to the audience. If someone tweets information to a community or fanbase they sent it ‘out’ to them. Especially if that is information that is expected or waited for, not sporadic or random like facebook can be. They ‘sent out’ the information to their audience. They didn’t send it to one person, they sent it to everyone as a whole.

    • kyle | November 3, 2014 at 8:34 am |

      I see it like “sent”

      something can both be sent and sent out.

    • Mike | November 3, 2014 at 9:22 am |

      Perhaps “tweeted out” it goes along with those who end sentences in a prepostion. I’ve lived in the midwest for 10 years (after 40 years in the northeast). Everybody (including educated types) end their sentences in prepositions (ex: where are you at?) It kinda drives me crazy, but everybody does it here.

      • arrScott | November 3, 2014 at 10:45 am |

        Um, everybody does that everywhere, and has for as long as English has been a written language. The “rule” that one ought not end a sentence with a preposition was invented out of whole cloth by a small coterie of prescriptivists in the 19th century. Insisting on such an arbitrary rule with no basis in the actual use of the language by its speakers is an affectation up with which we should not put.

        • Mike | November 3, 2014 at 4:34 pm |

          Yeah, you’re right that everybody does it. I guess it’s just the “at” when it’s not really needed that seems wrong. “Where is x?” seems to work fine, without adding the “at”. …and you’re right that it’s not really a rule http://www.grammar-monster.com/lessons/prepositions_ending_a_sentence.htm.
          It’s Not really something I get too worked up over, I just don’t understand where everybody got there bad grammar habits at.

      • Dag Grammarskold | November 3, 2014 at 11:28 am |

        The”out” in “tweeted out” isn’t a preposition – it’s an adverb as used in that phrase. If the phrase is “Paul tweeted out a message,” “out” is an adverb; if the phrase is “Paul’s tweet is out of space,” then it’s a preposition.

  • arrScott | November 3, 2014 at 7:48 am |

    Quite common to say “mailed out,” but typically only in a commercial or bulk context. That is, one may not generally talk about a person “mailing out” a single letter or card. But if a business sends a catalog to a large list, it “mails out” the catalog. If a candidate posts flyers to all the registered voters in a district, it “mails out” the flyer. And if an individual sends invitations to a number of people to a single event, he “mails out” the invites. I hear the phrase all the time when speaking of bulk communications, commercial and nonprofit.

    I typically encounter “tweeted out” in a similar context – when a person or institutions is broadcasting rather than individually interacting, and especially when engaging in advertising or self-promotion. I might “tweet” my reaction to Bryce Harper’s latest antics. (“Bryce for impact!” being probably my most-tweeted phrase. Sorry everyone for being that guy.) But when I post a link to my Tour de Cure fundraising page, I “tweet out” my solicitation for donations.

    Still, I agree with Paul: “tweet out” as a phrase should die. Those four unnecessary characters – o-u-t-space – have no place when discussing a medium with a 140-character limit.

  • Mike Engle on iPhone | November 3, 2014 at 7:56 am |

    As a general rule, I say “out” when it’s a bunch of related things at once. I mailed my thank you notes to the party guests, I sent out some job applications, and Uni Watch tweeted out the new looks in the league this season. However, I sent you directions to the party because you are new to the neighborhood and you’re the only one who didn’t know where to go.
    I guess tweeting can go both ways. Did you only send one tweet, or did you CC it infinite times for your audience? I guess it depends who you are. Uni Watch tweets out a link to his articles, but I just tweet the occasional Go Habs Go musing. I know tweets aren’t private at all, but I don’t “know” I have an audience the way Uni Watch might. As for Darren Rovell, he thinks he tweets out knowledge on monetization, but I think he just tweets.

  • Hodges14 | November 3, 2014 at 7:57 am |

    As a younger UW reader, I think I may have an idea as to why people say “tweeted out”. Older people on Twitter are a byproduct of the days where the established norm was sending out snail mail. A younger, but still older-than-me crowd was around during email’s infancy. With this new way to send out messages, people still referred to it as sending out, because they were so used to the old system of snail mail. As such, these people on Twitter who were around for both the snail mail and email era, and as a result, adding the “out” was a way for them to cope with the onward march of technology.

    • Bob A | November 3, 2014 at 8:50 am |

      I guess that’s me. I say ‘send out’ or ‘sent out’ when referring to regular snail mail and sometimes even in reference to an email but I don’t use ‘tweet out’, hell I’ve never even uttered or typed the word ‘tweet’ until this post.

  • DenverGregg | November 3, 2014 at 8:05 am |

    All the best to Mama L, the rest of the Lukases and all those involved in her care.

  • AlMaFi | November 3, 2014 at 8:19 am |

    I don’t think I’ve ever said ‘tweeted out’ but I would definitely say ‘I mailed out a birthday card to my father.’ Perhaps it’s regional? Upper Midwest?

  • ScottyM | November 3, 2014 at 8:20 am |

    Why do New Yorkers say “stand on line” rather than “stand in line” ? Who knows? Other than it’s habit (and cultural).

    Tweet is an obvious verb (at least now it is). “Out” tags along simply because everybody else is doing it.

    • MEANS | November 3, 2014 at 8:54 am |

      same thing with west coast people saying “the 405” for a highway while non west coast people say “465” for their highway

    • terriblehuman | November 3, 2014 at 9:48 am |

      When you stand on line, you’re standing on a virtual, invisible line on the ground with a group of people.

      When you stand in line, you’re part of a human line.

      Can’t say I dig the New York-ism, but I understand.

  • MotorCityJeff | November 3, 2014 at 8:22 am |

    I completely agree with Paul but I wish I wasn’t made aware of this because now it’s going to annoy me every time I see it.

  • Scott Davis | November 3, 2014 at 8:25 am |

    I can’t believe that the Raiders still have an “AL” decal on their helmets. He died three years ago…

    • Paul Lukas | November 3, 2014 at 8:38 am |

      Yeah, and Lamar Hunt and George Halas died even longer ago, but the Bears and Chiefs are still wearing their perma-memorials. Do those bug you as well, or only the Davis example?

      • Adam R. W. | November 3, 2014 at 8:44 am |

        I think the difference lies in that Hunt and Halas were founders of their respective franchises (Davis was not), and their memorials are far more permanent in nature (being incorporated into the jersey design) whereas a helmet decal feels like a temporary measure.

        • FiteClub | November 3, 2014 at 9:03 am |

          You won’t find many Raiders fans who would agree with your assumption that Al Davis was not every bit as important to the Raiders development and success as Lamar Hunt was to the Chiefs. Al may not have been there for the first three [horrible] seasons but the franchise’s success didn’t start until he arrived in 1963.

          Further, while Al has been gone for 3 years, he is certainly not forgotten by today’s Raiders fans, with a large percentage of them coming of age during the franchise’s successful years. I’m not sure any noticeable percentage of Bears fans identify with the Halas years.

      • Connie DC | November 3, 2014 at 9:11 am |

        “…. Do those bug you as well, or only the Davis example?…”

        They all bug me, but I am surely bug-able. Especially on the subject of helmet clutter. Manufacturer logos; (hilarious) WARNING paragraphs; team nicknames (or, worse, conference names) on that rubber/plastic thingee in the middle of the forehead; the US flag (whatever for?); initials of the recently departed spouse of the team owner; ribbon images to heighten awareness of a disease… What else you got?

        • Phil Hecken | November 3, 2014 at 9:17 am |

          “the US flag (whatever for?)”

          ~~~

          Why do you hate America so?

        • DenverGregg | November 3, 2014 at 10:55 am |

          Well said, good sir! Unclutter the helmet.

      • Scott Davis | November 3, 2014 at 9:18 am |

        They all bother me. I can understand a patch or a decal during the season, or even the season after, but enough is enough after that.

    • Mike Engle on iPhone | November 3, 2014 at 8:44 am |

      I get it. Al Davis was a commissioner of the AFL, a driving force in the merger, and the ultimate CEO to the point that you forget there was a three-year pre-Al pre-history. Think of the other permanently memorialized owners. Papa Bear Halas, old school. Lamar Hunt, founded the league. Al Lerner…haha face palm, never mind. I think Davis is special enough.

    • Tony C. | November 3, 2014 at 10:43 am |
  • Phil Hecken | November 3, 2014 at 8:27 am |

    Somewhat related, but sorta-annoying peeve:

    Co-worker constantly says “landed up” as in “I landed up staying at a friend’s house.”

    I keep telling her it should just be “landed” or “ended up” and that she’s combining two phrases to create a new one. She insists “landed up” is correct.

    Anyone ever hear/use this particular phrase?

    • Adam R. W. | November 3, 2014 at 8:46 am |

      I have never heard anyone use the term “landed up”. Could be a regional thing I guess (I grew up in Indiana, now live in Georgia), but I have never heard it.

  • Paul Lukas | November 3, 2014 at 8:37 am |

    One of the most interesting things about this site is seeing what people choose to comment on. About 90 mins into the day, and almost all of the comments are about the Twitter thing, not about uniforms. Fascinating!

    • DenverGregg | November 3, 2014 at 9:01 am |

      The Gil Hodges number discrepancy is a great find. Was it (a) Hodges getting the latest number treatment before his teammates, (b) Hodges keeping the old style going after his teammates switched (c) a failed prototype or similar one-off (whether intentional or not)?

      White at home by only the Cowboys and Dolphins (what gives with their crummy attendance?) isn’t that newsworthy as they’ve done that for a long time and few other NFL squads do so very often.

      • Bruce Menard | November 3, 2014 at 9:55 am |

        That color Dodgers photo is on the back cover of my paperback edition of “The Boys Of Summer”, 1973 edition. It’s a pretty well-known pic, I’m surprised the Hodges number issue hasn’t come up before.

        • Graf Zeppelin | November 3, 2014 at 12:34 pm |

          @Bruce, I was about to post this too; I have that same edition. I used to have 64 copies of it because I taught it in my English classes. My school at the time was going to throw them out, and I said, “I’ll take them,” and used them almost every year in either February or April. I gave the whole set, minus one copy for myself, to my school when I left teaching.

  • J.D. | November 3, 2014 at 8:56 am |

    Something interesting about that Bears mascot video: it was filmed when the Bears played the Eagles at Northwestern’s football stadium (currently Ryan field, then Dyche field) in Evanston, IL. I never knew the Bears played games there before this video, but you can see the characteristic stone towers at the corners of the stadium, and at about 1:50 of the video the scoreboard is visible with “Northwestern” on it.

    And sure enough, here’s the box score: http://www.pro-football-reference.com/boxscores/197009270chi.htm

    As far as I can tell, that was the only game the Bears ever played in Evanston: http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Ryan_Field_(stadium)#/History

    • mild bill | November 3, 2014 at 12:27 pm |

      Thanks for the info J.D., I could not figure out where the game was being held (missed Northwestern on the scoreboard at 1:50).

      Loved the video. A window washer from O’Hare dressed up as a bear, slapping guys on the ass then ridiculing them from the sideline. Something that will never be seen again in the NFL.

      • DJ | November 3, 2014 at 1:13 pm |

        And cursing out the referee. Only in Chicago…😊

  • Brendan | November 3, 2014 at 9:01 am |

    Typo alert: “puring Gatorade” instead of “pouring Gatorade”

    • Paul Lukas | November 3, 2014 at 9:10 am |

      Thanks. Fixed.

    • terriblehuman | November 3, 2014 at 10:03 am |

      Clevecat Cameowliers.

  • Jay in Loganville | November 3, 2014 at 9:21 am |

    A great piece on G.I. Jovember, as usual. I always liked what the British and Canadians do in remembering soldiers in November with the poppies pinned on announcers’ lapels and blouses, sewn onto uniforms (like what Liverpool worn Saturday morning against Newcastle. http://www.liverpoolkits.com/liverpool2011hpp.html

    It just seems like everyone is on the same page in remembering those who served rather than each team doing their own thing. Plus, there is history to using poppies from the Flanders Fields of World War I.

    Also, I think the camouflage unis are done too much here to where the point is being missed. One design, one period where everybody does it at the same time and then it would seem like somebody outside of marketing and pr met to decide on how to honor soldiers and veterans. Just my two cents worth.

  • Lance Smith | November 3, 2014 at 9:27 am |

    The only bad part of the protest about the Washington mascot is I have to read/hear the same old arguments over again in the local media. It’s like a laundry list of things we’ve heard here before.

    Now they’re arguing whether Viking is a job or a people over at Deadspin. (It’s a job and an adventure!)

    • terriblehuman | November 3, 2014 at 10:01 am |

      It doesn’t matter, of course. It’s a reference to the region’s Nordic identity.

      On the other hand, Dan Snyder, like most of the Washington fan base, is only 1/12 Cherokee.

      • Lance Smith | November 3, 2014 at 11:38 am |

        Why is everyone part Cherokee? There was one of those PBS heritage programs which tested the DNA of various people and invariably if a person said they had Cherokee ancestors their DNA indicated otherwise. Why does no one ever go for Algonquin or Onondaga?

        • terriblehuman | November 3, 2014 at 1:19 pm |

          “1/12 Cherokee” is Navajo for “full of shit”.

        • hugh c. mcbride | November 3, 2014 at 3:08 pm |

          “1/12 Cherokee” is Navajo for “full of shit”.

          Comment of the day!

  • Bud | November 3, 2014 at 9:47 am |

    No comment on Le’veon Bell still using a pink mouthpiece in last night’s game?

    • Paul Lukas | November 3, 2014 at 9:57 am |

      Wasn’t aware of it, didn’t see it. Why didn’t you send a screen shot?

      I’m always puzzled by people who ask why there’s no mention of something they already know about. Isn’t it more interesting to read about things you DIDN’T already know about? And if the thing you’re asking about is so noteworthy, why didn’t you submit it yourself?

      OK, I’m done for today — off to the hospital. Thanks for all the kind words about my mom!

      • Bud | November 3, 2014 at 11:51 am |

        Because I’ve submitted like 10 things to this website and like 1 or 2 have ever been posted, so I stopped trying. Not worth the effort.

        Good luck to your mom.

  • Rob Naylor | November 3, 2014 at 10:06 am |

    A little background to one of your ticker items. The claret and blue Australia jersey comes from the colours of Queensland (claret) and New South Wales (blue)who play in an annual series called the State of Origin. For more info go to this excellent SB nation article:
    http://www.sbnation.com/2014/6/17/5754358/state-of-origin-the-best-all-star-game-in-all-of-sports

  • Stan Da Man | November 3, 2014 at 10:20 am |

    Paul…prayers to your Mom and family tomorrow…!!!

  • Alex Poterack | November 3, 2014 at 10:23 am |

    For the record, I say “mailed out” or “emailed out” in almost every possible context. I will always say “I mailed out the car payment yesterday,” and never, “I mailed the car payment yesterday.” The only time I wouldn’t use the “out” is if I were talking to the person I mailed something to, like “I mailed you a letter,” or “I emailed you the directions.” But if I’m talking about a third party, I would most likely say, “I emailed the directions out to him.”

    I agree that including the “out” is unnecessary and maybe kind of silly, but language doesn’t always use the most efficient construction.

  • Clint Richardson | November 3, 2014 at 11:01 am |

    I have always been right-handed, but kicking with my right foot is just awkward. So I’m one of the odd cases that is right-handed/left-footed.

    Also, hope all goes well with your mother Paul!

  • mike 2 | November 3, 2014 at 11:13 am |

    I’ve always thought that “tweeted out” had a specific meaning – that I tweeted it to all my followers.

    “look at this uniform malfunction last night”

    I’ve thought it was the opposite of “tweeted at” – meaning that I wanted the tweet to go to a specific person so I started the tweet with their twitter handle

    “@UniWatch @PHecken look at this uniform malfunction from last night”

  • Steve D | November 3, 2014 at 11:15 am |

    The fonts on the jersey Joe Greene is holding are not 100% accurate to what he wore in his playing days. The name font is too thick…the 5 looks a bit wide.

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_Y-DbBvf7R5Y/TUKuxBWsa4I/AAAAAAAAf3s/FsbeFWFCtFw/s1600/U2075027-13.jpg

  • Adam N. | November 3, 2014 at 11:28 am |

    I don’t think there is any deep meaning to “tweet out”, beyond many people’s habit of ending sentences/statements in prepositions.

    I filled my cup up.
    I sent the letter out.
    Where are you heading to?
    Where do you want to meet at?

    I’ve seen some reference, perhaps others can confirm or deny: Is it a regional thing? I’m from the midwest, as are many others who are defending the offending verbiage.

    • terriblehuman | November 3, 2014 at 1:17 pm |

      It’s just like the urban vernacular “Where you at?” There’s no point in defending it – it’s wrong, but people are okay with it.

  • Mickel | November 3, 2014 at 12:11 pm |

    Western Carolina University Catamount Football team wore a new decal on one side of their helmet in honor of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. https://www.facebook.com/catamountsports/photos/a.10151616581078404.1073741825.6713033403/10152475089908404/?type=1&theater

  • Eric Romain | November 3, 2014 at 12:19 pm |

    Seeing HOWE on the back of a Red Wings sweater is a peeve of mine that makes it difficult to watch Ferris Bueller’s Day off.

  • James | November 3, 2014 at 12:58 pm |

    In the picture of Jimmy Howard in the Howe jersey, it looks like he is wearing the blocker he wore every year other than this year. In the pictures from the game after they honored Howe, he is back to his blocker from this year. I wonder if he just wore that blocker for warm ups, which would be weird but not unprecedented or if there were some other way this came about.

    Anyone have any insight?

  • Drew Mastin | November 3, 2014 at 2:22 pm |

    I’m a teenager and have never heard anyone say ‘tweeted out’ maybe it’s just a 30+ person thing not sure. In my opinion, we say it right

    • terriblehuman | November 3, 2014 at 2:53 pm |

      I bet you drop “the” from “the Google” too, you whippersnapper.

    • Phil Hecken | November 3, 2014 at 3:25 pm |

      Never trust anyone over 30.

  • 1vox | November 3, 2014 at 2:25 pm |

    Re: NYC Marathon

    That’s a shame. In Columbus we have “HighBall” which includes a half-marathon and costumes are encouraged (in fact, I’m not certain if you can enter UNLESS you’re dressed in costume), and from photos and articles I’ve seen, pretty much anything goes.

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/slideshows/2014/10/26/highball-celebration-.html

    More info about this year’s Ball (of which the run is just a part):

    http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2014/10/26/weird-and-wonderful.html

    • 1vox | November 3, 2014 at 2:28 pm |

      Sorry, I said “half marathon”. It’s actually a 5k, but still, no perceived worries here regarding any costumes, thankfully.

  • 716 Scott | November 3, 2014 at 3:05 pm |

    The interlocking football/star combo on the Houston Super Bowl host logo reminds me a lot of the bicentennial logo
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Bicentennial

    • arrScott | November 3, 2014 at 7:55 pm |

      Not what came to mind when I clicked on the link. But after you mention it, the resemblance (at least as far as the star goes) seems pretty obvious. Good catch!

  • Oakville Endive | November 3, 2014 at 8:42 pm |

    A retro* looking MNF game. * as retro as the current cut of uniforms can provide, but still a refreshing, restrained look tonight relative to visual bombast college football and the CFL usually offers.

    On a minimalist train of thought – when the Nets play the Spurs – that has to be one of the only combinations with no real color of any sort, I guess one could argue the Yankees/White Sox comes close.

  • Sam | November 3, 2014 at 9:50 pm |

    2 changes I would make to NY Giants uni

    1. Get rid of the grey
    2. Restore the “GIANTS” logo on the helmet

    • Oakville Endive | November 3, 2014 at 10:34 pm |

      I agree with the getting rid of the grey, I would also get rid of the gaps on the pants stripe. Make the stripe pattern similar to the KC Chiefs except blue,red,blue, and I would make the helmet a matte finish.

  • Jerry Kulig | November 3, 2014 at 10:30 pm |

    I believe that the Bears played the whole 1970 season at NU. In 1971, they went to Soldier Field, lousy seating, lousy parking and all. Over the next few years, both were improved (slightly). Finally, in the mid 2000s, the monstrosity of a spaceship replaced the old seating bowl.

    • DJ | November 3, 2014 at 11:03 pm |

      No, it was only one game in 1970. The people of Evanston successfully petitioned the city council to ban professional sports in Evanston. The Bears played the remainder of the 1970 season at Wrigley, then moved to Soldier Field in 1971.

  • Isaiah | November 3, 2014 at 11:00 pm |

    Anu Soloman had his jersey torn on two occasions. After the first tear, they did indeed have a backup #12 jersey, which ended up tearing this leading to the #18.

  • Brian | November 4, 2014 at 12:31 am |

    I, too, noticed the Bears were playing at Northwestern – it’s a pretty distinct looking stadium. Anyone know why the team played there instead of Wrigley before the final move to Soldier Field?

  • KC | November 4, 2014 at 2:22 am |

    Anyone heard or seen anything about the new Twins home jerseys?

  • Aaron | November 4, 2014 at 10:09 am |

    Best of luck to your Mom.

    Thanks for including that trailer. Not only will I not bother going to see it in a theater, but when it comes to one of the 40 movie channels on DTV I won’t bother to watch it either. That looked truly terrible.