Photos courtesy of HighSchoolGloryDays
The bizarre polka-dotted basketball uniforms you see above were worn by a high school team in the 1960s. (If you’re viewing this on a mobile device or are having trouble with the slideshow, look here.) I’m not going to tell you the full story yet, but I am going to say that the story is a good one. It’ll probably be the subject of an ESPN column next week.
Speaking of which: I have a new ESPN column today, about the BCS title game. Enjoy.
By Brinke Guthrie
We roll into the new year with the NFL postseason starting this weekend, so we’re featuring some of the teams that will be competing for the Lombardi Trophy. Here we go:
• Let’s begin with this nice-looking Grogan-era (white facemask) Patriots helmet plaque.
• Broncos fans, you’ll want this 1960s-era window decal for your car.
• This Packers pennant supposedly dates back to the 1930s-1940s.
• Nice old-school look to this deck of 1960s Atlanta Falcons playing cards.
• Hail to the Redskins with this 1960s Chiffon Margarine iron-on decal.
• Classic look to this 1980s-1990s Indy Colts sweater from Cliff Engle.
• Here’s the original Seahawks look on this snap-front jacket from Chalk-Line.
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Uni Watch News Ticker: Michigan wore matte helmets and a new jersey design for yesterday’s Middlebrow Steakhouse Bowl (screen shot by Matt Snyder). … The Michigan alumni tent at that game featured a jersey in honor of Tom Harmon, while the South Carolina tent had a jersey commemorating Steve Spurrier’s school-best 65 victories (from Jerry Kulig). … Really interesting piece about a new kind of goalpost design. … Looks like Houston RB Charles Weatherspoon had a nickNOB — “C.Spoon” — in the 1988 Aloha Bowl. Also, note that the opposing team was Washington State, which means that game was Cougars vs. Cougars (from Andrew Lockett). … Just what the world needs: Adidas-sponsored play-calling cards. That’s the Mississippi State sideline, from yesterday’s Tax Filing Software Bowl (from Chris LaHaye). … Abe Laxague has a friend who’s a Steelers fan. So Max, who likes to knit, made him this great Steelers pom-pom hat, based on the team’s sleeve striping. Nicely done! … Can anyone explain why there are so many football cards that show Alex Green of the Packers wearing double-zero? (From Randy Allemann.) … Three good AFL items from The Jeff: (1) I’ve previously linked to a shot of Wahoo McDaniel’s nickNOB, but this is the first time I’ve seen the nickNOB in color. (2) The Bills’ “standing Buffalo” helmet logo was red, so it’s interesting that they used it as a midfield logo in blue. (3) And speaking of midfield logos, the Broncos were still using the bucking bronco design on their field even after they were no longer wearing it on their helmet. … Tennis player David Ferrer somehow tore a hole in the court during a tournament at Qatar. Further details here. … Hey, Seattle-area readers: Membership card designer Scott Turner’s band, Rebel Mart, is playing a free show this Saturday night. You know what to do.