[Editor’s Note: We have two posts today instead of one. If you missed the first one, look here. ”” PL]
Good-looking game yesterday in San Diego, as the Chargers wore their powder blues while hosting the Raiders. You can click the photo at right to enlarge, and there are additional photos available here.
In other developments from around the league yesterday:
• With the Jags and Bills playing in London, CBS once again used outlined team logos in the end zones and tried to fill them in digitally, with varying degrees of success.
• CBS also apparently thinks a 60-yard field goal is no big deal.
• Speaking of that game, the Jags went mono-black.
• Speaking of Pinktober, the Rams’ midfield logo — the midfield logo! — was outlined in pink.
• When the Titans switched to navy as their primary jersey color this season, I thought that was good news, because this is a good look. It didn’t occur to me that they’d be foolish enough to go mono-blue, which they’ve now done two weeks in a row. Disappointing.
• The Vikings wore white over purple, and that look is really growing on me. If they’d just get some contrasting socks (and, okay, a non-ridiculous number font system), it would be among the better looks in the league.
• The Jets wore white over green and still have not worn their green jerseys this season. They’ll presumably extend that streak next week, when they play in Oakland. It’s tempting to think that Nike stiffed them (like they stiffed the Eagles last year), but they did wear green during the preseason.
• Only one team wore white at home: the Dolphins.
• At one point CBS’s score bug showed the Titans beating the Falcons by a score of 1-0. The thing is, under the new extra point rules, it is possible for a team to have only one point — but it’s not possible for the score to be 1-0.
• Remember my recent piece about fist pumps? During the Giants/Cowboys game they had a little spiel about Sept. 11 and the freedom tower, and I’m pretty sure (although I confess wasn’t paying super-close attention) that Cowboys coach Jason Garrett said, regarding the Freedom Tower, “If 9/11 was a tragedy, then this building and what it stands for is the fist pump.” Um, sure.
(My thanks to all contributors, including Kyle Good, Bryan Prouse, Alex Sinclair, and of course Phil.)
Baseball News: Why would the Mets’ TV network, SNY, produce an infographic topped by an illustration of postseason slugger Daniel Murphy in a uni combo that doesn’t even exist? (Thanks, Phil.) ”¦ Oooh, look at the great “Sox” logo on this 1909 White Sox sweater! Also of note: the “C” logo on this 1903 White Sox pea coat (both from Scott Curl).
NFL News: Wondering if Washington will ever break out the burgundy pants again? Forget it — they don’t even have them anymore (from William Yurasko). ”¦ Awesome photo of the 1937 Boston Shamrocks (from BSmile). ”¦ Andrew Luck is doing a commercial with a blank helmet.
College Football News: West Georgia, which normally wears blue jerseys, went mono-red on Saturday. ”¦ Blackout game this weekend for Washington. ”¦ Way back in 1902, Northwestern’s football uni looked just a wee bit different than it does today. And in 1929, Purdue’s uniforms had an impressive amount of stripes (both from Scott Curl). ”¦ Clint Richardson wrote a piece about Halloween-themed football uniforms.
Hockey News: Pinktober warm-up jerseys yesterday for the Hershey Bears. ”¦ New Rangers-style jerseys for the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. By odd coincidence, I had just been talking about the term “swamp rabbit” with Greenville resident and indie-rock luminary Peter Hughes a few hours before I saw that tweet (from @RealistSpeaking).
NBA News: With some NFL cheerleaders recently initiating legal action
to be treated like human beings to be paid minimum wage and gain other basic workplace rights, some NBA cheerleaders are now doing likewise. Good for them, and here’s hoping they’re successful.
Soccer News: NOB typo for Newcastle United, which misspelled defender Chancel Mbemba’s surname over the weekend (from @the_boot_room).
Grab Bag: One week down and one more to go for my broken arm, which will be liberated from its cast next Monday. ”¦ NASCAR driver Kyle Larson drove a houndstooth-patterned car this weekend at Talladega. “We thought this was the best place to run Alabama’s ‘third color,'” says Target Racing media relations rep Davis Shaefer. ”¦ A pink cricket ball developed for the inaugural day/night test cricket match between Australia and New Zealand is causing some controversy (from Graham Clayton).
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What Paul did
last night yesterday: Yesterday afternoon a bunch of friends and I convened in the Castle Hill neighborhood of the Bronx. We were there to check out Domand Deli (shown above), an Italian delicatessen that supposedly offers superior sandwiches.
I’ll get to the sandwiches in a minute, but what impressed me most about Domand was the gorgeous hand-painted window signage. I know there are some cities where this type of thing is still fairly common, but it’s very rare here in NYC (for all our other virtues, we’re a pretty lousy signage town in just about every respect these days), so I was excited to see the playful jumble of letters in the Dumand window. The little brushstroke flourishes, the drop shadows — it was a joy to behold (for all of these, you can click to enlarge):
As for the sandwiches, which we ate at a nearby neighborhood playground, they were good. Not amazing, but solidly good. Most of the provisions were just Boar’s Head (pfeh), but they were piled on an excellent semolina-style seeded bread. I got an Italian-style hero: salami, ham, mortadella, provolone, lettuce, tomato, and hot peppers, topped with oil and vinegar. Very nice, and I still have half of it to eat for dinner tonight (click to enlarge):
Oh, and I also saw The Martian on Saturday. Liked it!