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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 …