“I am not going to lie,” says Robert Marshall. “I worked my ass of cobbling and bobbling to make sure everybody got their bobbleheads in time for the holidays.” Shown above is video of a special Rollie Fingers model he made — love the ’stache.
“I have stopped even trying to keep the cats out of the videos,” Robert says, and that’s fine by me. Here’s one with kitty Jesco, who hopped up on Robert’s old tube radio because it offered some warmth on a cold winter’s night:
For more bobble vids, look here and click on “see all” under the thumbnails.
New ESPN column today — the obligatory “Decade in Review” piece, and I don’t mind saying it’s pretty damn killer. Check it out.
Uni Watch News Ticker: Temple wore early-1990s throwbacks on Monday night. “They also played the game in their old athletic facility, McGonigle Hall, which they haven’t called home since 1997,” says Michael Tucci. … Here’s another cool wedding item — customized Louisville Sluggers from Larry Wiederecht’s ceremony in 1993. “He was working at the National Association at the time and was involved with the winter meetings trade show, which featured exhibitors such as Louisville Slugger,” explains brother Paul Wiederecht. “So he had them make miniature bats for everyone at the reception, and also had full-size versions of our father’s Slugger model from his playing days for everyone in the wedding party.” … Ian Anderson‘s sister had a Redskins jersey turned into a purse. … Second graf of this item implies that NHL teams can’t sell game-worn jerseys. That can’t be right, can it? Details, please (as noted by Kenn Tomasch). … Even the Bengals’ cheerleaders are memorializing Chris Henry (with thanks to Brinke Guthrie). … Back in a 2005 ESPN column, I wrote that “Ara Parseghian added [stenciled] blue stars to [Notre Dame's] helmets in the early 1970s for making outstanding plays.” But now Dan Cichalski, having read Jim Dent’s book Resurrection, reports that Parseghian actually began the practice in 1964, for players who made interceptions. … Ridiculously detailed analysis of the UNC hoops team’s shoes here, with a photo gallery here. … Bizarre scene in last night’s Miami/Wisconsin bowl game (sorry, I can’t bring myself to say the official name), as Miami players were wearing one orange/white shoe and one green/white (thanks, Phil). … The Chicago Wolves, an AHL team, will wear special jerseys to honor the local police and fire departments next mont (with thanks to Jonathan Cain). … A few weeks ago I mentioned that Tris Wykes was hoping to get this old football, originally used in the 1903 Dartmouth/Harvard game, restored. He’s now written an extensive account of the ball’s history and the lore surrounding it. Check it out here.