In the Clover: The Mighty Quinn

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Does Your Favorite NFL Team’s Coach Lean Right or Left?

Just when you thought you’d analyzed every conceivable visual aspect of the NFL, along comes reader Omar Jalife, who’s identified a fascinating detail that’s more interesting than you might initially assume.

Here’s what Omar’s noticed: Of the 32 NFL head coaches, only 11 of them — about one-third — wear their headset microphones . . . → Read More: Does Your Favorite NFL Team’s Coach Lean Right or Left?

A Pair of Pre-Thanksgiving Turkeys

When White Sox owner Bill Veeck pioneered the placement of players’ names on uniforms in 1960, he was probably too busy misspelling Big Klu’s name to wonder how his innovation might play out, oh, half a century later. Veeck was, among other things, an absurdist, so he probably would have enjoyed seeing the . . . → Read More: A Pair of Pre-Thanksgiving Turkeys

Nike's Latest Mix of Incompetence and Hubris

My annual NFL season-preview column is up now on ESPN.

Meanwhile: Got a note yesterday from a source at Alabama, who relayed the following tale:

On Monday afternoon, we received a phone call from our Nike rep, demanding that we send back every gameday polo and pullover as soon as possible. Puzzled, we . . . → Read More: Nike’s Latest Mix of Incompetence and Hubris