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Category: Canadian Football

Tie Me Up, Tie Me Down

Paul here, pinch-hitting today for Phil, who has this weekend off. Yesterday I asked if anyone know more about straight-on football placekickers who tied the toe of their cleats to …

Cool and Unusual Helmets and Uniforms from the Great White North…East

Click to enlarge By Phil Hecken with Leo Strawn, Jr. Gonna be a (relatively) short post today — just the lede, one sub and ticker — but it’s a great …

Cool and Unusual Helmets and Uniforms from the Great White North…West

By Phil Hecken, with Leo Strawn, Jr. Last weekend, as a sub-lede under the “Leo’s World” featurette, I ran a fantastic article/research piece from Leo Strawn (linked below) — which …

Are You Ready For Some Football (Up North)?

By Phil Hecken, with Mike Styczen Follow @PhilHecken It’s football season in Canada, as the Canadian Football League kicks off their 2016 this Thursday night. And this year, after more …

Power Ranking the Canadian Cities

By Phil Hecken A couple weeks ago, Paul ranked the best dressed cities in American sports for ESPN. In the Uni Watch comments that day, it was suggested that a …

A Shout-Out to KC from the Power T

Phil and his crew have the weekend off, so there’s no SMUW or Five Plus One today — sorry. But there’s still plenty to talk about, beginning with Chiefs safety …

Ti-Cats New Third is Stealthy

By Phil Hecken First up: Paul has a new ESPN Column coming today — it’s the highly-anticipated NFL Uniform Preview Edition. Here’s the column. Now then — We’re about 3/4ths …

Strange Brew – The CFL Introduces ‘Stunning New Third(s)’

By Phil Hecken I’m back with my CFL partner today, Mike Styczen, who you’ll recall penned an article earlier this summer on the CFL — we warned you at the …

2014 CFL Preview

By Phil Hecken It’s that time of year again — no, not the knockout stage of the World Cup, the nearing of MLB’s midsummer classic nor even the middle weekend …

Uni Watch DIY Project: Tie One On, Revisited

Click photos to enlarge [Editor’s Note: Remember our recent post about DIY NHL goalie-themed neckties? That entry was extremely popular, so today we have a follow-up from the same anonymous …

A Great Way To Say ‘Thank You’

Click to Enlarge By Phil Hecken As many of you readers are aware, Leo Strawn, Jr. often sends in ticker contributions for some obscure sports (usually, but not always, Australian …

Sunday Morning Uni Watch

By Phil Hecken Week 13 has now come and gone, and it seems the unis just keep getting worse. But at least we got a snow game. And quite possibly …

Timelessly Representing the Ballclub – CFL Edition

By Phil Hecken For those of you who read Uni Watch on the weekends, you’re very familiar with the “Timelessly Representing the Ballclub” series. For those who don’t, a brief …

Coupe de Grey(ce)

By Phil Hecken Last weekend, the Great White North, aka America’s Hat, played their equivalent of the USA’s Super Bowl, the “Grey Cup.” I used to love the CFL, but …

And the New Mascots Will Be a Wizard and an Elf

Let’s hear it for Rutgers and Nike, who have successfully transitioned from comic book uniforms to Dungeons & Dragons uniforms (for the Scarlet Knights, get it?). I have a hard …