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NFL, NBA Put the Kibosh on Unauthorized Gear

It was a tough day yesterday for unauthorized uniform accessories, as the NFL and NBA both sent their uni police squads after some rogue players, or at least some rogue …

The Untold Story of the NFL Game Face

Click to enlarge Back in January I retweeted a photo of a ski mask designed to look like an NFL helmet. Those ski masks, called Game Faces, were sold back …

A Cold Day Out on the Diamond



The weather was pretty grim here in New York yesterday, with temperatures around 40º and a light rain (which meant I couldn’t go for my daily bike ride in Prospect …

Best Goalie Mask Ever? Quite Possibly!

Click to enlarge We all know how NHL goalies like to wear a toque over their masks during outdoor stadium games. I believe Canadiens netminder Jose Theodore was the first …

When the Penguins Wore Earmuffs

There are certain uni-related storylines that have sort of become Uni Watch 101 — stories that have become famous enough, at least for Uni Watch readers, that we’re all familiar …

Head Games

Click to enlarge By Phil Hecken I was originally going to simply post this submission from Paul, who says, “Really good read, from our friends at the HoF,” — Innovations …

Nike’s Hijab: Empowerment Or Cash Grab?

  [Editor’s Note: Paul is on vacation and will return to the site on March 9. Today’s content is by assistant editor Alex Hider.] By Alex Hider Nike announced yesterday …

Hats Off To Brooklyn — Part III

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul is still …

Pirates Pitchers Test-Drive New Protective Headgear

For all photos, click to enlarge Pirates pitchers Jared Hughes and Mark Melancon, shown above, became the first MLBers — at least that I’m aware of — to try out …

New Boombang Won’t Look So isoBLOXy

By Phil Hecken In a story you may have seen yesterday on ESPN, William Weinbaum reported that MLB and the MLB Players Association have come together with a plan to …

Uni Watch Profiles: Travis Radke

Click to enlarge Okay, I know there’s a lot of content on the site today, so you might be tempted to skim past certain parts and focus on the “big …

Life’s Goal Accomplished: Uni Watch Mentioned on Mets TV Broadcast

I mentioned in yesterday’s Ticker that I wouldn’t be watching the Mets on Monday night because they were scheduled to wear their brutal camouflage uniforms (which are even worse this …

Do Opposing Players Really Care About LeBron’s Headband?

By Mike Chamernik The Cavs beat the Bulls last night to tie their playoff series at one game apiece. But the big news from a Uni Watch perspective was that …

Head Games

Mets reliever Alex Torres’s new protective cap, which he wore for the first time last weekend, is the latest in a long line of milestones in baseball headwear. I’ve taken …

What The Flock? A Uni Watch Sleuthing Project

By Phil Hecken Uni Watch (or more specifically, Paul) has covered the topic of flocking on several occasions — we probably best know it as the process by which small …