The NBA’s Case of Tighty Whities

As many of you know, Nike is the new uniform supplier for the NBA, taking over for Adidas. New with Nike’s takeover is the use of the maker’s mark on the jerseys themselves.

Previously, with Adidas, Reebok, and other manufacturers, the league kept the logos off the uniforms, allowing only the team and league logos to be present. It was the only league that was like this, but now, they too are like the other major sports.

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Browns New Uniforms Unveiled

Here they are.


They aren’t too bad. I like them.

Biggest change is the inclusion of a large CLEVELAND across the chest numbers and BROWNS down the side of the pants.

9 combinations in all.

Nike kept them pretty traditional with the sleeve stripes but added some new elements with the wordmarks and number outlines.

The Jordan #RE2PECT Derek Jeter Ad Brings Up Great Question – What Exactly Qualifies As a Hat Tip? (Thanks Around the Horn)

Izzy brings up a great question here. Is the hat tip require the hat coming off of the head or is just a tug on the brim good enough? Some people do the “I kinda lift it off of my head but not all the way” thing.

I decided to take a look and see what exactly people do to tip there cap. There where 3 main types. Here’s the abbreviations for all of these.

  • Fully off of the head = OFF
  • Tug on the brim = TUG
  • Lifting of the hat = LIFT

Here’s the breakdown from the commercial of the people involved (minus crowd shots where there were too many people):

  1. Lester – Lift
  2. Third Base coach – Tug
  3. Hot Dog Vendor – Off
  4. Spike Lee – Tug
  5. Rudy Guliani – Lift
  6. Jeter’s Dad – Lift
  7. Silhouette Guy – Fully off of the head (this is a real tip of the cap)
  8. 3 NYPD – Off
  9. 2 FDNY – Lift
  10. Dudes in the car – Tug/lift
  11. Carmelo – Off
  12. Billy Crystal – Tug
  13. 2 Sox Fans – Lift
  14. Tiger Woods – Tug
  15. Eric Koston – Lift (although he’s like 95% off, borderline fully off)
  16. Guy with feet up – Off
  17. 2 Line Cooks – Lift
  18. Hoodie Girl – tug (even though it’s a hoodie so does this count?)
  19. Phil Jackson and Jeanie Buss – Lift
  20. 3 (Fake) Mets + (Real) Mr. Met – 3 Off/Lift
  21. Jay Z – The laziest lift ever. I mean he barely touches the brim
  22. Old Bell Hop – Tug
  23. Mariano, Pettitte, Torre, Tino Martinez, and Posado – Tug
  24. Little Kid – Lift
  25. Michael Jordan – Lift

Here’s the final count

  • Hats off – 10
  • Tugs on brim – 12
  • Hats lifted – 16

So there you have it. The most common type of hat tip is the lifting of the cap. The least common is actually taking the hat off of your head completely. Probably because it takes too much effort I guess, right? We’re all lazy.


Jordan’s Derek Jeter RE2PECT Ad is Chill Inducing

As a Red Sox fan, I must say, this is a pretty sweet commercial. Ask any Red Sox fan, there are a handful of Yankees that we like, or for a better term, as the commercial says, respect.

Jeter. Mariano. Torre. Bernie Williams

Maybe Pettitte.

Basically the guys from the 1996-2000 WS titles.

Anyway, back to the commercial.

First of all, GREAT move, even if it’s kind of a no brainer, to have the Red Sox being the opponents. Nice having Lester on the mound. (Although the commercial is already outdated as AJ is gone)

All the cameos were nice to see too. I would have liked a Seinfeld one, I know he’s a Mets guy, but I would just reinforce the whole respect aspect of the commercial. They had everyone from Rudy Guliani to Jay Z, Phil Jackson, Melo, Spike Lee, Billy Crystal, and more. The blurred out faces of the Mets was pretty funny.

Loved the shot of all the retired Yankees and Torre sitting around the table. Awesome.yankees jordan commercial


Mariano, Andy Pettitte, Joe Torre, Tino Martinez, and Jorge Posada.

Now back to baseball. It’s the all star break and yesterday Buchholz threw a complete game, 12 strikeout shutout and Yankees lost to the Orioles in a rain shortened game. It’s all good.

NFL Uniform Concepts – Make Up Days – Lions, Giants, and Bears

I skipped a few days so I’m here with 3 concepts to make up some time.


First up, the Detroit Lions.

The jersey is pretty simple, it just has 2 huge shoulder logos (similar to the late 90’s Patriots). The logo is just the head of the lion from the helmet logo. I limited the black except for outlining the lion heads and number to make them easier to see.

The facemask also went back to blue.

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NFL Uniform Concepts Day 14 – San Francisco 49ers

Another team with a classic look today. Here’s a brief rundown of what I’ve changed to the 49ers uniforms

-Removed black outline on helmet logo, gave logo a white outline

-Removed sleeve stripes (that were always cut off thanks to the jersey pattern) and moved gold and white stripes to the shoulders

-Moved numbers to the sleeves

-Added gold and white stripes on the socks

49ers home 49ers away


The main reason for moving the stripes to the shoulders was the sleeve stripes have basically become nonexistent on the current uniforms thanks to the jersey cut and the way players prefer them.

Here they are in Montana’s days

and today, 1 full stripe and and inch of the second one. Not even enough room for the third stripe.

NFL Uniform Concepts Day 13 – Indianapolis Colts

The Colts are today’s uniform concept. They have a classic look with some nice block letters, shoulder stripes, 1 pair of pants and 2 jerseys. It’s been essentially the same for a long time.

I kept the look pretty tame but did make a lot of minor tweaks.

First, the helmet went from white to blue, with white facemask. I tried to replicated a metallic matte finish on the helmet.

The shoulder stripes are gone in favor of the Colt’s horseshoe logo with the number in the middle. The font of the numbers is also changed to be the same as the Colts wordmark logo.

I added stripes back on the socks, something the Colts had about 10 years ago or so.

I also gave them blue pants, something that had about 20 years or more ago.

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NFL Uniform Concepts Day 12 – San Diego Chargers and Philadelphia Eagles

I missed a blog for these yesterday so I have two for today.

First up, the Chargers.

The chargers have ALWAYS had the lightning bolt on the shoulders. So to be different, I had to change it up. They are still on the shoulders, but this time they go horizontal and also act as a trim for the top of the jersey to be a different color.

Helmets went from white to powder blue as well. Many teams have white helmets, none that I could think of have a powder blue helmet currently.

chargers concept home chargers concept home 2And the Away uniforms

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Next, its the Eagles.

Went back to the kelly green that everyone seems to like so much. I also added grey to the color scheme.

eagles concept home

eagles concept away

Kind of a throwback look with a modern design.

Should have a new set for tomorrow.

NFL Uniform Concepts Day 10 – St. Louis Rams

The Rams are the next team I decided to make a uniform for.

I didn’t do too much to their uniforms. The helmet logo is one of the best but since I wanted to changed it a little, I added a texture pattern to it and gave it a slight shadow around the horn. I also gave the helmet a matte finish.

The gold was changed to more of a caramel gold/yellow color. It’s not quite the yellow of their old uniforms, a little orangier, but I think it works.

Other than that, the design is similar. I kept the contrasting colored shoulder/sleeve area like the current ones but made the gold stripe a horn as well. It’s tough to see from this angle, but you can see the tip of the horn comes around right above the cuff of the sleeve.

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I like the helmet, but I can see why people wouldn’t.

Here is the helmet minus the texture.

rams helmet 2

NFL Uniform Concepts Day 9 – Carolina Panthers

The Panthers got new logo’s recently but haven’t changed uniforms since becoming a team. Their uniforms are pretty nice but like every team I will have to change it up a bit.

Like the Browns concept, I got a little happy with all the combos between pants and jerseys.

One thing I did for this set was make the helmet have a color shift like the Jaguars did a few years back. I also ditched the silver all together.

(Jaguars Color Shift Helmet)

Primary Home

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Blacked Out Panther – For a team named after an all black animal, I think all black uniforms work.panthers concept 2

Blue Alternate
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And the 3 away sets

Primary Away

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I’m not a huge fan of the blue pants/white jersey combo. The pants look out of place to me.panthers concept 2 away 2


I kept the striping very thin on these and utilized them as kind of an outline.