Today the world as we know it will come to a screeching halt. Or, things will be pretty much the same as they’ve always been. Or, most likely, something in between those two extremes.
I’m referring, of course, to today’s Nike/NFL uniform unveiling. I’ll be arriving at the event around 10:15am Eastern, with the festivities scheduled to begin at 11am. My plan is to do lots of Twittering, including photos. So for the next several hours, the best way to keep up with the proceedings is to follow my Twitter feed, which you can do by keeping an eye on the handy widget shown below.
Once the event is over, I’ll scoot home and summarize my thoughts in an ESPN piece,
which will be posted at some point in the afternoon. The link to that piece will be posted here as well, of course. which is now up. Should be an interesting day. Ready? Let’s go. — Paul
Uni Watch News Ticker: New 80th-season logo for the Steelers. Not sure yet if it’ll be worn as a patch. If it is, maybe it’ll replace the team logo patch for this season..? Just thinking out loud there. … “Futuristic” alternate uni in the works for Nebraska football. Or maybe it’s just a late April Fool’s joke. Hmmmm. … In a related item — which could also be an April Fool’s joke — Texas may wear those new practice jerseys on Sept. 1 against Wyoming (from Ryan Lindemann). … Remember Joe Petruccio’s illustrated Mets journal/log thingie? An illustrator named Katie Sekelsky is planning to do the same thing this season for the Pirates. “Katie’s such a Pirates fan, plus she’s ridiculously talented,” says Rob Ullman. Looking forward to seeing how this project unfolds. … “Three years ago the Lake Erie College baseball team switched to a matte-finish helmet with uniform numbers on the front of the helmet instead of a logo.” Says Jason Tirotta. “The first season we had black helmets, but last year switched to green — a major improvement. I think the look is very unique.” … Make your Opening Day even more delicious with this hot dog wrapper (from Comrade Robert Marshall). … Hmmm, why would an NHL shirt have an NFL tag? Eric Arnold spotted that at a store. … Oops (thanks, Brinke). … Dave Marucheau notes that Troy Tulowitski was wearing a “2LO” logo on his undersleeve when he got plunked by Ubaldo Jimenez the other day. … My apologies to the many of you who submitted Ticker contributions that didn’t make today’s cut. I was busy for much of yesterday and didn’t get home until late. Today’s gonna be a crazy day too, so I’d appreciate it if you could dial down the Ticker submissions — I’m gonna be too busy to look at most of them. Thanks for understanding.
Kicking the Habit, Day 1: As I mentioned yesterday, I’m trying to go this entire week without Diet Coke — in part because I know I drink too much of the stuff (about two liters per day for the past decade) and in part because I was so pissed off over Coke’s illegal graffiti marketing campaign in New Orleans last week. I’m happy to report that I made it through the first day relatively easily. Drank a lot of water instead of the usual sodee pop. So far, so good.