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Category: Coaches/Managers

Well, That Didn’t Take Long

The news of former college basketball coach Jerry Tarkanian’s death had barely hit the wires yesterday when the schools where he coached released the memorial patches that they’ll be wearing …

In the Clover: The Mighty Quinn

Click to enlarge Pat Quinn, who passed away on Sunday, had the distinction of being a coach/GM for two different teams, both of which announced yesterday that they’ll be memorializing …

Does Your Favorite NFL Team’s Coach Lean Right or Left?

Just when you thought you’d analyzed every conceivable visual aspect of the NFL, along comes reader Omar Jalife, who’s identified a fascinating detail that’s more interesting than you might initially …

A Pair of Pre-Thanksgiving Turkeys

When White Sox owner Bill Veeck pioneered the placement of players’ names on uniforms in 1960, he was probably too busy misspelling Big Klu’s name to wonder how his innovation …

Nike’s Latest Mix of Incompetence and Hubris

My annual NFL season-preview column is up now on ESPN. Meanwhile: Got a note yesterday from a source at Alabama, who relayed the following tale: On Monday afternoon, we received …

No Sweat(shirt)

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh (aka the man most likely to suffer an aneurysm during a Super Bowl) has had more than his share of uni-notable moments this season. First he …

This May Be a First: WNOB

Did the A’s ever have a coach whose last name was Laurie? Nope — that’s Rene Lachemann, who coached for Oakland in the 1980s. He was known as a practical …

Tuesday Morning Uni Watch

Last night’s Packers/Seahawks tilt will no doubt go down as one of the most storied games in NFL history (especially for anyone who had money riding on the outcome). But …

What Might Have Been

Click to enlarge Here’s an unusual sight: Dick Williams in a Yankees uniform! How did that happen? Wikipedia’s entry on Williams provides the answer: Williams had a surprise for [A’s …

Angry Homeless Man: Big ‘Peebo’ Bryson Fan?

Hey, if you’re gonna look like a slob, you may as well have a slob-ish logo on your sleeve while you’re at it. Readers Geoff Hansen and G. Girard both …

Now He Just Needs to Add a Lightning Jersey

I don’t know much about Rays skipper Joe Maddon except what I see, but what I see usually looks pretty good. From a Uni Watch standpoint, he has the glasses, …

The Latest Example of How Life Is More Interesting without the DH

Fascinating little tableau during last night’s Reds/Giants game, one that raises lots of interesting questions. Here’s the deal: In the top of the 3rd, Reds pitcher Johnny Cueto reached first …

Numbers Game

During a recent round-up of wire service photos, I linked to this photo of Rollie Hemsley and had this to say about it: “I’ve always thought there’s something a bit …

The Cap of Authority

On Saturday and Monday I linked to some images suggesting that the manager and coaches on the 1973 Indians wore piping on their caps. But either of those shots could …

As Much Purple as You Will Ever See on This Site

Not the most uni-notable season opener, but it had its moments, especially the revelation that the Revolution Speed helmet doesn’t mesh too well with the Vikings’ horn decals (although, as …