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Category: Facemasks/Visors

White Lines: KC Running Back Has Unique Visor Modification

Clyde Edwards-Helaire appears to be the only NFL player to have customized his helmet’s visor in a very specific way.

Charting the Evolution of NFL Facemask Colors

Click to enlarge What you see above is a spreadsheet showing the year-by-year facemask color progression for each NFL team since 1974, which is when the Chargers and KC became …

Met Marks Memorable Mask Milestone (Maybe)

For all photos, click to enlarge Good morning, and happy June! Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend. Now then: Only two weeks after taking a fastball to the face, …

The Basics of Football Facemask Design and Terminology

With the NFL draft coming up tomorrow night, I’ve been trying to feature football-related content this week. On Monday we had a deep analysis of the 49ers’ 75th-anniversary patch, and …

Which MLB Teams Are Wearing Team-Branded Masks?

Embed from Getty Images As MLB teams return to their home stadiums for preseason workouts, it’s been interesting, and sometimes jarring, to see some players wearing masks during their training …

Uni Watch DIY Project: Turning a Ballcap into a Mask

For all photos, click to enlarge [Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from reader Ken Clark, who’s going to show us how he turned an MLB cap into …

Masked Mascots Lead the Way in Pandemic Messaging

Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where I’m happy to report that all three inhabitants continue to be healthy, safe, and mostly sane. I hope the same is true …

Hospital Workers to Suit Up in Official MLB Gear

Click to enlarge Nice story yesterday out of Pennsylvania, where Fanatics announced that they’ve stopped manufacturing MLB jerseys and are instead converting their operations to make hospital masks and gowns …

Brazilian Soccer Team Wears Masks to Protest Game Mandate

Click to enlarge Good morning! Although the world may be spinning out of control, Uni Watch is still here for you. I’ll have more to say about that a bit …

Is The C-Flap About to Become More the Rule Than the Exception?

Last year, just as the MLB season was getting started, I wrote an ESPN piece in which I said that the C-Flap faceguard extension was “poised for a breakout season,” …

Bolt from the Blue: Chargers Make Powder Blues Primary Uni for 2019

Photo by Mike Nowak/Los Angeles Chargers; click to enlarge In a total surprise move that I hadn’t heard even a whisper about, the Chargers announced yesterday that they’re redesignating their …

A Seriously Weird NFL Facemask

When I was a kid, I spent hours poring over the book The Pros, which one of my brothers had purchased years earlier and left behind in our house after …

Underappreciated Uni Element Featured for First Time on Cap

The egg timer at the New Era offices — the one that rings every few weeks to remind them it’s time to feed the retail beast by cranking out another …

Phils Surprise Living Daylights Out of Fans, Wear Cream Alts for Night Game

The Phillies wore their cream alternates with the blue headwear yesterday. They’ve been wearing that alternate uni design since 2008 — a full decade — but yesterday was different. It …