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Notice anything amiss in this photo from last Friday’s game between Virginia Tech and Appalachian State? The Mountaineer at lower-right, Jay Canty, has a uni typo — his jersey reads “Appalachain.” Tsk-tsk. (Kudos to reader Damian Salas for spotting this one.)
New ESPN column today — the annual holiday gift guide. Enjoy.
Lids for Yids: A few days ago I mentioned that Northwestern freshman hoops player Aaron Liberman is wearing a yarmulke on the bench (and plans to wear it on the court, although he hasn’t yet appeared in a game). I asked if any other college basketball players had gone yarmulke-clad on the court, and several readers immediately suggested Tamir Goodman of Towson, who was briefly known as “the Jewish Jordan” about a dozen years ago.
That got me wondering if any other athletes have worn yarmulkes during a game. The closest thing I could come up with was Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen, who wore a yarmulke under his cap for a game in 2010. I feel like there must be other examples, but I’m drawing a blank. Anyone..?
Uni Watch News Ticker: The Rockets have added a green/purple band for Kevin McHale’s daughter (from Mark Coale). … New logo for Boise State. … Nick Wilwert poses a good question: Will Notre Dame add NOBs for the BCS championship game? “They’ve done it in bowls recently, but this is more than a bowl game,” he says. Personally, I suspect the answer will be yes. … Check this out: Don Shula playing softball (good find by Jesse Agler). … Pitt’s old script logo has its own Twitter feed. Lots of good photos linked from there (from Doug Keklak). … Lazio responded to recent fan violence and racist chants by wearing a “No Racism” kit yesterday (Mark Coale again). … Here’s an article on the changing dress codes for female TV news anchors. … Last Saturday’s Houston football game was the last one ever at Robertson Stadium, and they gave out little stadium replicas. “To my surprise, they included the ‘iconic’ corner palm trees,” says Bob Andrews. “Such a cool detail.” … Love this label design. It comes from this jersey. … You think you’re a big fan? Maybe so, but I’m betting you don’t have a team-branded prosthetic leg (from Mark Kaplowitz)…. Spectacular slideshow of high-quality 100-year-old college football photos here (big thanks to Matt Moore). … Stanford will wear black this weekend (from Ethan Kassel). … Holy moly, this has gotta be one of the all-time great NOBs. It looks like they just threw down some random letters! (Nice find by Jeff Flynn Jr.) … Lots to love in this spectacular 1928 photo of the Bruins’ team doctor. If only team trainers wore sweaters like that today, eh? Lots of additional old-timey Bruins shots here (big thanks to Paul Richard Cook). … New Sasquatch-ish logo set for the Eugene Emeralds (from Steve Mandich). … RIP, Marvin — you changed everything.