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A Uni Watch Look at the NFL 2020 Season Opener

The 2020 NFL season got underway last night, as Kansas City hosted Houston. As KC took the field, I was surprised to see that they weren’t wearing a Super Bowl …

NOB Confusion as NBA Successfully Restarts Its Season

For all photos, click to enlarge Some surprising developments during last night’s NBA restart. As expected, many players opted to wear social justice messages in place of their NOBs. But …

When the Number and Name Colors Don’t Match

Notice anything uni-notable about this old photo of Michael Jordan about to break some hearts in Detroit? Here’s the part that interests me: For both teams, the color of the …

Some Thoughts on the NBA’s Proposed Racial Justice NOBs

Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be healthy and safe. Hope the same is true at your home. As you may have heard …

Hyphenation Nation: Rangers Shorten Shortstop’s Name

Click to enlarge How do you fit shortstop prospect Tyler Depreta-Johnson’s unwieldy surname on the back of his spring training jersey? If you’re the Texas Rangers, you don’t even try …

Tales from the Dream Shop: Restoring a Joe Torre Jersey

For all phtoos, click to enlarge [Editor’s Note: Back in January we had a guest entry from Bill Henderson about his restoration of an old Mickey Mantle jersey. That post …

Monday Morning Uni Watch, Wild Card Edition

Click to enlarge Good morning! Interesting move prior to yesterday’s NFC Wild Card playoff game by Eagles center Jason Kelce, who wore an NNOB jersey for pregame warmups to symbolize …

Cursive Writing Makes Comeback — on the Hardcourt

Click to enlarge Reader Bryan Beban tipped me off yesterday to something interesting: The road uniforms for Eastern Washington — a school that plays in the Big Sky Conference — …

Is There Such a Thing as a ‘Perfect’ NOB?

Sometimes people get in touch with me and propose good topics to write about. If I’m busy, those topics sometimes get back-burnered — and then I sometimes forget about them. …

Smell the Glove: Pitt’s Absurd Blackout Uniforms

I got a note last night from reader Rich Friedman, as follows: Has anyone ever looked into why the chest script and the NOBs on the Pitt Panthers’ black basketball …