johnnysama

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  1. This was one of the first posts I made when I joined this site 10 years ago, and since it's bad form to bring back a 10-year old thread, I will make a new one. ---- I feel like the 1980s was the apex for sports uniform design. In baseball, you had quite a diverse mix of button-front shirts and pullover ones, and ones with belted trousers and beltless ones too. The designs also were quite awesome, and the stirrup length were, I feel, just the right way. Football-wise, jerseys still had sleeves, and you also had some cool and colorful designs. And in hockey, what can I say? So many colorful designs! I like the Kings and Canucks uniforms from that decade.
  2. Digging way back on these... That's Falcons great Steve Bartkowski in the early Falcons set. He's more associated with this set: -and- http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/running-back-clarence-harmon-takes-a-handoff-from-quarter-joe-of-the-picture-id78306386 When you think of Joe Theismann, you associate him with the white-on-burgundy look of the Redskins, and not with yellow pants as pictured here.
  3. Shall I get started? -- Nothing, as of yet (for me, at least).
  4. http://www.ebay.com/itm/252992396989 - Came across this is on ebay; it's a Montreal Alouettes jersey, but the then CFL/LCF logo is located on the rear top (below the collar) and the Adidas logo is on the front collar, where normally the positions of both would be the other way around. Also of note is that there's a Ripon Athletic tag on there as well. I take it this must be a prototype jersey by Adidas before they launched their new uniforms for the CFL last year. Anybody know anything more?
  5. Unlike the Canucks, the Kings partial striping make this one, well, merely okay. I can live with it in this case.
  6. Or, just make the white stripe go all the way around the collar. Why couldn't Adidas do that?
  7. As predicted, the Canucks and Kings stood pat with their looks (both teams merely re-adapted their uniforms for the new Adidas template); unfortunately, the collar shape and design is what ruins it for them. *sigh*
  8. Another one to add: Robin Yount is more synonymous with the 'ball-in-glove' logo set, but not the originals; also- he's clean-shaven in this one!
  9. A double play here- that's rookie Jim Thome in the Major League II Indians uniform set (same as their ones worn in the first movie, but with racing stripes, which is why I call those two uniform sets after the two Major League movies- they are synonymous with them), and wearing #6 (and not the more famous #25).
  10. There are, but they're related in name only; those stores are just independently operated and merely licensing the name for use in their stores.
  11. Wow, 20 years since that uniform debuted this year? Time flies..... but say what you will, IMO, it's a modern classic.
  12. Still can't believe the Mets ditched the racing stripe uniforms for Sunday, even though it was supposed to be a one-season thing. I've said this before, and I may catch some flak for this and say it again, but this is another look that needs to be permanent.
  13. Seems a bit weird to me seeing Craig Sager in a normal suit. RIP Of note about the Orlando Magic jerseys from the first season, they were made from a nylon/cotton blend, a Durene jersey if you will. http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1988-10-22/news/0070450219_1_magic-uniforms-minear - According to this article from the Orlando Sentinel in 1988, a year before the team began play, the reason for using that material was that the pinstripes on the uniform set couldn't be reproduced on the standard nylon mesh fabric. Macgregor/Sand Knit went under towards the end of the Magic's first season, and I have seen on the internet some of those Durene jerseys replaced with Champion tagging (for their second season); those were presumably leftovers from the previous season.
  14. Re: The 70th Anniversary uniform: I like how Darrell Green had that much sleeves on his jersey in the 21st century- almost fits that old school look to a degree.
  15. Not sure whether it's been posted before, but here are the Canucks. No changes, AFAIK. Here are the L.A. Kings. Again, no changes.... As far as these two teams looks' are concerned, I'm okay with them standing pat here.
  16. An italicized version of said logo is used by the station today. Some other station logos from Seattle: The '4' in this logo has been in use in some form or another, design-wise, since 1979. (My fave is when they had it in a square from 1987-2000.) The aforementioned current logo used by KING-TV. KIRO-TV's logo. This KCPQ logo replaced one that had been in use since 1991.
  17. Of course, if Bosworth played today, that number would be allowed. Also- aah, that 'porthole' mesh jersey. Looked pretty weird, and should be left in the 1980s.
  18. I did say in a post in another thread that I love the Cowboys' dark jerseys; this bit of news makes me happy that they will wear them a bit more.
  19. http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/s-running-back-larry-csonka-of-the-new-york-giants-takes-the-hand-off-picture-id98288873 That is Larry Csonka, as a New York Giant in the late 1970s; his time there was infamous for being the intended recipient of a botched handoff in 1978 in what has become known as "The Miracle at the Meadowlands" (or, to Giant fans, "The Fumble").
  20. Thought I'd reiterate this on what Durene really is: Durene merely refers to the chemical treatment of the fabric; they could be made from cotton or cotton/synthetic fabric- the normal stuff used as far as jerseys made from nylon are a mesh fabric.
  21. I donno why, but that uniform is one throwback that should be made permanent.
  22. For you Mariner fans, here's something startling: Dan Wilson started his career with the Cincinnati Reds from 1992-93 before joining the Mariners in 1994.
  23. Speaking of CFL players, Kent Austin may be best known for his time in a Saskatchewan uniform, but here he is in is one and only season as a BC Lion in 1994 (he did win the Grey Cup with them that year).
  24. http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/oct-2001-leon-lett-of-the-denver-broncos-receives-refreshment-at-the-picture-id531330 Say what you will about Mr. Leon Lett and those two moments he's remembered for, but here he is as a Denver Bronco in 2001.
  25. https://www.cfl.ca/2017/05/24/nweworonto-argnonauts-new-helmets-theyre/ - OK, it's been two months since a post has been made here, but the Argos have new white lids. Not sure whether they'll replace the famous blue ones....