New ESPN column today — the long-delayed NHL season preview. Enjoy.
ABA contest reminder: Our friends at Grey Flannel Auctions are currently running an ABA photo contest. Details here.
Uni Watch News Ticker: The Sharks’ original owner, George Gund III, passed away yesterday, so the team is adding a “GGIII” helmet decal. The decal will be upgraded to a jersey patch “at some point,” presumably in the near future. … The NBA will unveil this season’s All-Star Game uniforms this morning. Expect them to look very much like the video game leaks from a few months ago. … Some new uni number assignments for the Reds (from Brice Wallace). … New 20th-season logo for the Rochester Honkers (from Luke H). … Here’s another article on that controversial (and now-withdrawn) U. of Cal logo (from Tom Mulgrew). … Check out this cool DIY MLB pillow (from Scott Lederer). … Here’s a video showing how the AHL’s Chicago Wolves designed themselves a G.I. Joe jersey (from Andrew Bray). … Michael Sullivan made a scale model showing his vision for new improvements to Ralph Wilson stadium. … Here’s some not-very-illuminating news regarding new uniforms for the Browns. … Here’s an analysis of the NFL road teams’ uni choices from last weekend. … Nothing says Super Bowl I like Len Dawson smoking a cigarette. … Check out the amazing official’s jersey in this Russian hockey video clip (big thanks to Zane Tuck). … Western Kentucky hoops will be wearing throwbacks tomorrow (from Gary Moore). … Reprinted from last night’s comments: What if every MLB was Auburn? It might look like this (from Denver Gregg). … Jeremy Brahm sends word of new soccer uniforms for several Japanese teams, including the Urawa Reds, Yokohama F.Marinos, Hiroshima Sanfrecce, and Omiya Ardija. … Latest school to wear the NBA/Xmas-style uniform: Tennessee. … The Raptors will go G.I. Joe on Jan. 26, which is Canadian Armed Forces Day. … Here’s a piece about Nike basketball socks (from Kyle Mackie).