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  1. 2017 CFL Season

    Sorry to bring this thread back up after almost a couple months, but we're nearing playoff time.... and my BC Lions, for the first time since 1996, will be out of it. It was a great run for them, which produced four Grey Cup appearances, winning in three of them. I wish them the best of luck for the rest of the year, even if they're only playing for pride, and hope that they can improve to make another run next year.
  2. CFL/NHL Adidas Questions

    I have a couple questions regarding the CFL and NHL and their partnerships with Adidas. 1) What is the name of the uniform template that Adidas uses for the CFL's uniforms? 2) Is this the first time Adidas has partnered with the NHL in any way, uniform-wise? I know they previously had a similar alliance in the CFL during the late 1990s/early 2000s decade.
  3. CFL/NHL Adidas Questions

    ^ It sure did. Thanks. Although, with the CFL's adidas uniforms, the lack of 'TV numbers' on a few of the teams bothers me a bit, personally.
  4. New NHL Jerseys by Fanatics

    I have another question related to the new NHL jerseys by adidas, whose replica jerseys for retail are now made by Fanatics.... 1) Has anybody had a chance to get one? 2) What is the quality like? Just asking, in case I should try and get such a jersey in the future.
  5. Thrift Store Gems 2017

    Shall I get started? -- Nothing, as of yet (for me, at least).
  6. I miss "Authentic jerseys"

    I do miss the days of the 1980s/90s when authentic jerseys for retail were made of the same materials of the on-field ones. I'm talking about when Rawlings, Russell Athletic, Champion Athletic supplied uniforms in those days.
  7. Let me explain what this post is about. Once upon a time, quite a few offensive line and defensive liners in football wore a facemask that had a vertical bar going through the center. However, over past 15-some years, those model facemasks seem to have gone the way of the one-bar facemask. The only person I know wearing such a facemask now is Taylor Boggs of the Arizona Cardinals, and there was one guy on the Saskatchewan Roughriders whose name escapes me that wore such a mask. This makes me wonder: Why has this facemask gone largely extinct this century? I think it may be because the players want a good field of vision, I'd presume....
  8. Some sad news in the above article: Russell Athletic, which at one time supplied uniforms to many colleges/universities and even for teams in the professional ranks (MLB and NFL) will be transitioning away from unifrom manufacturing. The article states that the company will now focus on apparel for the consumer market, and their uniform division had been in serious decline since Nike and Under Armour began taking over the uniform contracts of many colleges/universities and pro leagues. It is sad that this is happening, I think. But not surprising, due to the aforementioned decline. They put out some good uniforms back in the day (and the pro jerseys they made for retail were pretty sturdy, too).
  9. Thrift Store Gems 2017

    All I got was a 2001-14 Seattle Mariners road jersey for $10.
  10. Russell Athletic to cease producing uniforms

    I think that that's one of the thing they'll continue to make, based on the information in the article.
  11. I made a thread about this a decade ago, and since it's poor nettiqute to revive that thread, I've decided to make a new one. ----- I posted this in 2006: In the decade that has passed since I made that post, I've seen quite a few Nippon Pro Baseball retro jerseys sold in Japan, but CFL hasn't made much an effort to make throwback jerseys. Talk about a missed opportunity for the CFL....
  12. Thrift Store Gems 2017

    I found a Cleveland Indians T-shirt for $5 and a 1980s Edmonton Oilers jersey for $4; I will give the latter to a friend for his birthday next month.
  13. Thrift Store Gems 2017

    Got this Nippon Ham Fighters cap for $14, but it has a white front panel on it.
  14. Thrift Store Gems 2017

    I found a 2010 Seattle Seahawks game-cut jersey for $50 and a University of Wisconsin hockey jersey for $12, but since I have donated a lot of things @ my local Value Village (and have gotten a few "30% your purchase" cards as a result- I'm moving, is why), I ended up getting both jerseys for $47 after sales tax.
  15. Whatever happened to that "middle bar"-style facemask?

    Bringing this back- the guy who you saw wearing the 'nose bar' facemask @ Pitt, that's Adam Bisnowaty, who was drafted by the New York Giants and has kept that facemask.
  16. Scrubs in Stars' Jerseys

    Bringing back this topic: That's Cazzie Russell, the last player on the Lakers to wear both #32 before Magic Johnson (pictured) and #33 before Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
  17. MLBers in Minor League rehab stints also NHLers

    ^ Dig the white shoes he has on (the Blue Jays could be one team that look great in them), but oddly, no stirrups (just sanitary socks). What's up with that?
  18. Players on the "RIGHT" Team, but "WRONG" Uniform That's Howard Cross, who spent his whole career with the New York Giants, and the 'retro-modern' togs of the Giants is his 'wrong' uniform (he is more synonymous with the LT/Simms era uniforms).
  19. Rare team matchups

    No game action pics, but June 2003 marked the only time these two sets met up (Anaheim Angels/Montreal Expos): vs
  20. Players on the "RIGHT" Team, but "WRONG" Uniform

    Willie "Stretch" McCovey (the namesake of AT&T Park's "McCovey Cove") finished his career from 1977-80, where it all began (and his 'right' team), the San Francisco Giants, albeit in their double-knit pullover jersey/beltless trouser combo.
  21. Players on the "RIGHT" Team, but "WRONG" Uniform

    Dwight Gooden, aka "Dr. K" was the last remaining player on the 1986 Mets team; this is him in the 1993-94 "Dodger script"-style Mets uniform (he's more associated with the 'racing stripe' style Mets uniforms).
  22. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    In fairness to Mr. Stewart's Dodger tenure, he did win his first World Series title with them in 1981.
  23. Thrift Store Gems 2017

    Not much, just the above Arizona Diamondbacks cap for $4.
  24. Players in the "wrong" uniforms

    He may have played for the Reds for quite a while, but this is his 'wrong' uniform for his Reds tenure, the current set:
  25. 2017 CFL Uniforms

    Re: Mr.Negative15: The Argos uniform set pictured was worn from 1981-88. But I do agree that it is the best the Argos have looked.