There’s something really odd about an athlete wearing another athlete’s jersey. That’s Allen Iverson, who showed up at last night’s Sixers/Celtics game in a Lou Williams jersey. Love the sign being held up in the background, too.
New ESPN column today, expanding on a topic we discussed here earlier in the week — enjoy.
Uni Watch News Ticker: The Astros will apparently be going back to wearing orange. … New copper helmet for Arizona. … The NAHL’s Alaska Avalanche are moving to Johnstown, Pennsylvania and are getting a new name — the Tomahawks. “I guess the name is meant to capitalize on nostalgia for the Chiefs,” says Rob Ullman. “I don’t have a problem with that, but the colors are pretty lousy. And really, a brand-new team that decides to go with an Indian head for a logo? In 2012? Strikes me as incredibly tone-deaf, if not willfully stupid. Still, it’s the NAHL, so it probably doesn’t even matter.” … In a related item, a U.S. Navy exercise called an Indian Run may be renamed (from Chris Bisbee). … Interesting article on the state of modern football helmet design (from Jeremy Brahm). … Mike Hersh has scanned the super-cool 1971 kids’ gift catalog that he recently scored on eBay. Note the silhouetted logo at the upper-right corner of most of the spreads — never seen that one before. … New football helmet design for Bowling Green. “Love the brown facemask,” says Chad McNeal. … The Astrodome might not be demolished after all (thanks, Brinke). … There are pajama pants, and then there are full-on pajamas. Yeesh (blame Tom Arnel). … Super-sweet stirrups being worn by the Oklahoma baseball team (from Bryan Brazelton). … Two great NHL finds by Steve May: a 1942 all-star sweater and a rare sighting of the North Stars’ 1967 preseason jersey. … Got an excited note yesterday from A’s equipment manager Steve Vucinich, promising that “the return of Outmania” would be taking place in Oakland today in the form of Josh Reddick. I wouldn’t go that far, but Reddick’s logo-emblazoned stirrups were still plenty nice. … I might not mind jersey advertising so much if the ad patches all featured the Natty Boh guy. Details here. … Our Cubees du jour: Omar Jalife made Cubees of F1 driver Michael Schumacher and Mexican race car driver Pedro Rodríguez, and Zach Conrad created a template for a Michigan State football Cubee.