Yeah, those white sweaters from the Philly game have blue shoulders, while the road sweaters are almost entirely white - mimimal striping, numbers, names and logos notwithstanding. They're so white that you can tell what brand of shoulder pads guys are wearing. Also, the third jersey (w/ blue shoulders) has the old-time logo and lace up neck.
It threw me off, too, since most team's third jerseys are coloured.
-MHM, winner of the 2000 Throwdown in Christmastown.
I was more surprised to see the Leafs actually win a game than I was by their jerseys. I'm heartened to see that Philly might not amount to much this season, however...if the Leafs have to stink, we can take a-hole Bob Clarke and his crew down with us.
On the flip side, congrats to ABC for hiring Tim McGraw to tailor the lyrics to "I like it, I love it" for every halftime highlight show throughout the "Monday Night Football" season. Just last week, my buddy House and I were discussing Cosell's classic highlight narratives in the '70s, and how nobody had approached them since, and I told House, "Only one thing could ever come close, and I know it's a long shot, but what if ABC hired Tim McGraw to tailor the lyrics to 'I Like it, I Love It' for each week of NFL highlights throughout the season?" And wouldn't you know, it happened! See, dreams can come true. --- Bill Simmons, www.sportsguy.net
Originally posted by Big BadI was more surprised to see the Leafs actually win a game than I was by their jerseys.
I know! First I was worried they would go 0-82, then they lost the first 2 so I figured it was actually going to happen, but now, NOW, IT'S ALL CHANGED! I started planning the parade route last night! THIS YEAR'S THE YEAR, GUYS!
My local team is the Reading Royals, and I attended my first game at their charming little mudhole^H^H^H^H^H^H^Harena last week. Good stuff; it won't make me give up my (AHL) Phantoms tickets, but I will be going more often.