By Phil Hecken, with Rob Holecko
At long last the first sets of entries for the Uni Watch Fantasy Football League are ready for your perusal and voting. We received over 100 separate entries, and we’ll display them for each team and allow you, the readers, to vote on your favorite. Because we received the most entries for the “Atlanta Flying Fleet” and the “St. Louis Slaughter,” we’re going to be showing those and providing voting on these today. We’ll have more over the next several weekends until we’re all done.
I want to thank Rob Holecko for all his work on this, and all the great submitters for taking such an interest in this contest. And now, I will turn this over to Rob, who’ll take you through the first two sets of entries, complete with polls (so be sure to view all of the entries for each team and then be prepared to vote — write down your favorite if you have to, so you can easily vote on it after each of the sections). We’ll do these alphabetically, and some submitters sent in more than one graphic. Click on each graphic to enlarge. I’ll post the full sets (some of which include submitter comments) after the second poll, should you wish to read about their thoughts.
Ready? OK — here’s Rob:
Those you of who have been following along the last month or so know that we are running a contest for calling for uniform designs of twelve fictional franchises. Today will be the first of several “semifinals” where you will vote on the submissions for the first two of the twelve teams, Atlanta and St. Louis. We received the most entries for these two, and if you would still like to get us any last-minute entries for the remaining ten franchises, we’ll keep accepting entries for those teams for another week or so. You can see more in-depth the other ten teams here on this page, as well as further information about the UWFFL here:
But for now here are the two teams and entries that we will begin voting on today. We will display the submissions and then you’ll see the ballot where you can vote below them.
Thank you again for your interest in this contest and all of the wonderful entries we have received so far.
Atlanta Flying Fleet
Style Sheet 1 … Style Sheet 2 … Style Sheet 3
St. Louis Slaughter
We’ll be back next weekend with results of this round of voting as well as some more submissions to vote on.
Because we love the stirrup here at Uni Watch, this section is devoted to those of us who sport the beautiful hose on Fridays — a trend popularized many years ago by Robert P. Marshall, III. For many of us, it’s become a bit of an obsession, but a harmless one — a reflection of our times. Where we once had Friday ties, which has been replaced by Casual Friday — we now have Stirrup Fridays. It’s an endearingly simple concept — no matter where you work (or even if you don’t) — break out a fresh pair of rups to compliment (or clash with) your Friday attire.
And we’re back in business again on the stirrup front. Got a few entries, so let’s get right into it:
Not sure if the “Spalding Performance Socks” are actually stirrups, but this rebate offer from the mid-eighties is kinda cool.
Phil & Comrade Marshall,
So you want to buy some stirrups, but does all this talk of revolution sound a little too subversive for you? Well, here’s your chance to be a true American by joining Generalissimo Madrevilker’s Two-In-One Contra Revolucion!
Our first offering is from the city where our National Anthem was born, the Baltimore Orioles two-in-ones. We assume Eddie Murray approves, but he turned down our request for an interview.
Viva la Contra Revolucion!
I normally don’t wear the same stirrups again for a few weeks, but today, these are Boston Marathon Memorial stirrups.
Red Sox this week.
Phil & Robert:
Gold and blue for WVU’s spring game and uniform unveiling tomorrow. Let’s Go Mountaineers! Beat the Mountaineers!
Playing the Safari Masters, the first major of the year on the UMGA Tour (United Mini Golf Association). The stirrups helped me to a 3-stroke victory.
The wife and I are getting our fill of our Cardinals while they’re out here in Philly. And of course it wouldn’t be a ball game without the stirrups!
Hello, I’m Johnny Cash. I decided to re-write a classic for the no purple prison, a-hem, cough, me me me me meeeee…
Well they’re buildin’ the gallows for the 2 in 1’s.
MoVi’s got 25 minutes to go.
And the whole revolution’s waitin’ just to hear me yell.
Mothervilker has 24 minutes to go…
And that ends today’s look at Stirrup Friday — all of you who participate, send me your pics and a brief (~50 words) description of their relevance, and I’ll run ’em here on Saturday (and sometimes Sunday too!). Be sure to visit Robert’s House of Hose for news on rups.
And now…here’s …
Comrade Marshall’s Rupdate:
Comrades and Comradettes!
Let’s begin with this week’s right proper stirrup pixture contest…it’s Soukie, and I will get in touch with Mr. Awesome to let him know how he cashed in on the free pair.
As for new Revolutionary Stirrupboro matters, someone who thinks he can market the revolution wants the Al Smith beer shower Sox. Now I don’t think the revolution is marketable, nor will I pursue it past Uni Watch because I make 5 bucks an hour at best running this pajamist overthrow as is without trying to grow this. Still, I respected the moxie and concern to bring the revolution to the masses. So what the heck, 59 world series beer showers for all at $14 until next weekend. As usual these will take time to manufacture, ship to me, and ship to you, it is why you get the deal, keep that in mind. You can get ahold of me here.
Those of you who have the 59 regular season for the playing of ball, it might be nice to have a playoff version in reserve. And for those of you who might want to wait to see if your team makes the playoffs first, this will be the last 12 of these ever ordered because in general not even revolutionaries other then myself like white stirrups.
from each according their stirrvp, to each according his strype
That’s going to have to do it for today, folks — had major computer problems and was generally a very busy boy yesterday. Tomorrow will be fuller, I promise. Everyone enjoy your Saturday, and don’t forget to VOTE for your favorite concepts in the UWFFL contest!
“I sort of put describing a woman being forced to perform oral sex up there with, oh, naming a sports club after Native Americans. It’s creepy. And offensive.”