Anthony Zogas attended yesterday’s Notre Dame/Temple game, where his friend bought a drink in a collector’s cup that had a typo for the ages. Collector’s item indeed! — Paul
’Skins Watch: A lifelong ’Skins fan who now teaches at NYU has written a strong piece for the Washington Post about why the ’Skins name should be changed. Recommended reading (from Tommy Turner).
Baseball News: Holy moly, look at this awesome photo of a 1952 fast-pitch softball team — including the coach with the short tie! (Great find by Jon Bravard.) … We’ve all seen MLB players wearing their big league helmets during minor league rehab stints. But Bosox pitcher Clay Buchholz, currently rehabbing with the triple-A Pawsox, wore his Red Sox jersey last night. “What makes this extra-interesting is that Majestic makes Boston’s jerseys while Russell Athletic makes Pawtucket’s,” notes Aneury F. Pichardo. … Jerry Wolper has added a few games to his BucTracker page.
College Football News: In a surprising and disappointing move, San Jose State has switched from yellow facemasks to gray. Can’t say I understand the thinking behind that one. … One size fits
all most. Terence Kearns spotted that guy during yesterday’s Temple/Notre Dame game. … Here’s another story about those Kevlar helmets being worn by Dayton. … Gregg Wiebusch was watching yesterday’s Syracuse/Penn State game and noticed a Syracuse player wearing a headset with last year’s Pinstripe Bowl logo. … In last night’s Oklahoma/Louisiana-Monroe game, ULM’s helmets had a decal shaped like the state of Oklahoma. Tornado victim solidarity, I’m assuming. Anyone know more? … If you go to this page and hit the right-hand arrow, you can see when Under Armour is planning to unveil new uniforms for a bunch of schools. And if you click on the teaser flags, or even just hover your cursor over them, the resulting URLs tell you what those schools will be getting:
“I’m excited for Hawaii’s reveal,” says Tim O’Brien. “The rest I’m dreading. Especially NU’s and Toledo’s.” … As had been rumored, Virginia Tech wore gray against Alabama yesterday. … Somewhat bizarre new helmets for Montana. … This is odd: Some of Georgia’s new jerseys have the Nikelace and some don’t.
Hockey News: No sign yet of the Sabres’ third jersey, but here are the pants that will go with it … The Wild are scheduled to unveil their new white jersey today, 12:30pm Eastern, at the Minnesota State Fair. I really like the outgoing white jersey, so I’m kinda nervous about this. Don’t screw it up, Wild!
Grab Bag: Good story on the evolution of NASCAR series logos. … Two of my all-time favorite Uni Watch readers — Comrade Robert Marshall and Marty Hick — recently met up in St. Looey. The baby is Marty daughter, Clara Jane Hick. The art on the wall is by Robert’s galpal, Kate Perryman. … Here’s a slideshow of some of the worst Aussie football uniforms since 1990 (from Graham Clayton).