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Archive for January 2008

Wait ‘Til Next Year

For the Uniwatchers: Next year’s Super Bowl logo. I liked it at first. Now, the more I look at it, I can’t figure out what it’s supposed to be, or what it has to do with Tampa Bay or anything.

Sweet Sixteenth?

The news that the state of Pennsylvania is approving a funding package that should see a new soccer stadium (among other things) built in suburban Philadelphia means that Major League Soccer may get to its stated goal of 16 teams by 2010. What if it looked like this at that point? Atlantic Northern DC United… (read more)

Video Goodness

This one is fourteen different kinds of awesome. This one‘s fewer different kinds, but still awesome.

From Iconic to Ironic

Speaking of jerseys (and I have to thank Dan for the tip on this one), DC United’s new look, to be worn by some new players: The team that’s been Major League Soccer’s “most authentic” club over its first 12 years, the one that’s been the most subtle in its brand, the most understated (for… (read more)

Stars and Pinstripes Forever

Are they still pinstripes if they’re horizontal, or do they have to be vertical? And if they’re wide apart, are they still pinstripes? Anyway, here’s the new US Men’s National Team jersey: And here’s the first thing I thought of when I saw it: Look, USSF and Nike, seriously: quit screwing around with the uniform,… (read more)

Gee, Mr. Peabody…

Time for a trip in the wayback machine, also known as, which lets you search old newspaper PDFs. These baseball notes actually appeared in the October 2, 1976 issue of The Sporting News:

I’d Like to Buy a Vowel

Lots of consonants taken in today’s MISL College Draft.

They Are United. Or So They Say.

I’ll admit – I’ve been skeptical of the United Football League (going so far as to say “you’ll never play a game,” which I guess I have to stand by). I’ve seen many an alternative football league announced only to crash and burn well before kickoff in the 30+ years I’ve been following the game… (read more)

After Further Review…

Maybe the worst person in the world plays in Tampa Bay, but it’s not Elijah Dukes of the Rays. Maybe it’s Jerramy Stevens of the Buccaneers. Just a vile, evil, bad guy. And Bruce Allen gets a contract extension from the Bucs for moves like this, signing this complete waste of DNA and saying “I… (read more)

Is Bradshaw Overrated?

I was talking recently with a friend of mine (just for sake of argument, let’s call him, oh, Dan) about quarterbacks. We seem to be hearing a lot about quarterbacks lately, especially this week, what with Tom Brady of the Patriots poised to become one of the all-time greats (unless you believe total idiots like… (read more)