The latest sports memorabilia auction at Leland’s is currently underway. I don’t bid on any of this stuff — too rich for my blood — but it sure is fun to look at. Among the uni-related highlights:
Quiz Winner: Yesterday afternoon I put 14 slips of paper into my Green Bay Packers helmet, mixed them up a bit, and then pulled one of them out.
Which one? This one.
Big congrats to our lucky winner, who should contact me as soon as possible to claim his $200 Distant Replays gift card.
Cookie Monster: Everyone could learn a thing or two from longtime reader Elena Elms, who exhibited her creativity and generosity in equal measure this week by sending a tin of homemade stirrup-frosted cookies to Uni Watch HQ (here’s another view), and enclosed this totally cool card to boot.
Those who wish to follow Elena’s fine example are encouraged to send holiday cheer (and/or cat toys for official Uni Watch mascots Tucker and Caitlin) to 671 DeGraw St., Brooklyn, NY 11217. Uni Watch is a proud particpant in Santa’s Naughty/Nice Affiliate Program™, so you’ll get credit with the big fella for any goodwill you spread in this direction.
Holiday Gathering: Speaking of holiday tidings, I’m thinking of convening a Uni Watch party next Saturday, December 16th, probably around 4pm. It would be here in Brooklyn, although I’m not yet certain of the venue (if anyone in NYC just happens to have a big, comfortable space that isn’t doing anything on the next-to-last Saturday before Christmas, let me know). I realize some people will be busy with shopping and other holday-related plans, so I’m trying to get a sense of how many folks would be interested in such a gathering. If you think you’d be able to attend, please send a note to uniparty at earthlink dot net (please note that this is not the usual Uni Watch address). Thanks.
Uni Watch News Ticker: Interesting uni-related offer being touted on the Maple Leafs web site (good catch by Jeff Barak). … The mismatched-undersleeve thing has now gotten so common that two Nebraska players were doing it last Saturday and nobody even bothered to mentioned it except Brian Hansen. … Yet another heretofore unseen Cooperalls photo (unseen by me, at least) here (with thanks to Matty L.). … Best comment yet on the NFL officials’ black slacks, from Mike Bare: “Being from New Jersey, I noticed that these refs look an awful lot like that guy I saw at a pizza parlor the other day. As soon as he walked in, he cut to the front of the line and got a free pizza and a thick envelope (which I obviously assumed was his garlic bread). Lots of people knew him by name, but those who didn’t never made any protest, which seemed odd… Seriously, I swear they look like they’re wearing mafia track suits. With those ridiculous getups, it wouldn’t shock me to learn that they were hitting up Bill Cowher or Romeo Crennel for protection money before the game.” … Todd Davis points to this photo Big Klu and asks, “Do you think it was within the rules to have sleeves that short on a team with sleeve uni numbers? It almost looks like he should have his number tattooed on his bicep or something. It also struck me that all of the other players are wearing undershirts, so I wonder if Klu kept that look in the cold weather.”