Wednesday, December 21, 2005

The Turquoise Terror

The University of New Mexico Lobos hosted "Throwback Night" at the Pit on Tuesday night, where they played in throwback jerseys inspired by the team's turquoise uniforms from the late 1970s. I can't decide whether the throwbacks are awesome or hideous or both.

I'm not as obsessed with throwback jerseys as the guys at Society for Sports Uniforms Research, but I do like to read Paul Lukas's Uni Watch (see here for more recent colums from ESPN)

The only UNM throwback jersey enjoying success in any sport is Brian Urlacher's, though this record of a small-town boy's corruption in the big leagues probably fetches more. But look for Danny Grainger to do well on the Pacers this year. He scored a career-high 16 points in last night's game. And he never had to play in a turquoise jersey.