Interesting move in last night’s Rangers/Flyers game, as Jaromir Jagr and Jakub Voracek — both native Czechs — paid tribute to the recently deceased Václav Havel by wearing his initials on their helmets. The solemnity of that occasion was somewhat undercut during pregame warm-ups, when both teams
promoted the Winter Classic helped move some merch by wearing throwback ski caps — in some cases with the hang tag still attached. Classy. — Paul
by Rick Pearson
Keep believing maybe reindeer can fly, too. You just never know…
And the full-size.
And one for tomorrow…
Somehow, must combine Holiday tradition and an NFL Sunday…
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Uni Watch News Ticker, Xmas Eve Edition: Here’s a close-up of that Wisconsin Rose Bowl jersey design. The countdown is for the full uni unveiling on Dec. 30. … Scroll down to the middle of this page for some interesting info on the mask now being worn by Indiana hoops player Derek Elston (from Todd Usher). … Reprinted from yesterday’s comments: Lots of gorgeous vintage New England skiing photos here. … Russ Yurk was recently at the UNC basketball museum and got the best shots I’ve ever seen of UNC’s numbered stirrups. Also: There was a warm-up top with this neat little basketball button. … Tulane hoops wore blue uniforms for the first time since 1985 the other day (from Evan Horton). … Here’s a dynamite piece on the state of airline livery design. Be sure to click on the interactive feature, which has some great photos (major thanks to Robert Wheeler). … Ooh, dig these great Cubs caricature illustrations. … New logo for the Women’s United Soccer League, “if anyone cares,” says Ben Traxel. … Finally, it was mighty thoughtful of Nike and a bunch of their idiot customers to provide us with this holiday snapshot of everything that’s wrong with America. Way to make us proud, gang. And to all a good night.
I’ll be back tomorrow with the list of this year’s reader-appreciation raffle winners. The comments will be open, so you can chime in with uni observations or holiday greetings in between sips of eggnog and make-out sessions under the mistletoe. Although there’s a full slate of NFL games today, I’ll be busy all day with party planning, cooking, etc., so I don’t expect to have any uni coverage in tomorrow’s post. I’ll try to cover those games on Monday, if I’m not too wiped out Sunday’s activities.