A Pair of Pre-Thanksgiving Turkeys

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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

No Sweat(shirt)

49ers coach Jim Harbaugh (aka the man most likely to suffer an aneurysm during a Super Bowl) has had more than his share of uni-notable moments this season. First he wore one of his old Stanford sweatshirts with a Niners cover-up patch. Then he wore his mock turtleneck backwards.

Interestingly, several readers have . . . → Read More: No Sweat(shirt)

This May Be a First: WNOB

Did the A’s ever have a coach whose last name was Laurie? Nope — that’s Rene Lachemann, who coached for Oakland in the 1980s. He was known as a practical joker, so one day in 1988 the other coaches got together and had equipment manager Steve Vucinich change his NOB to “Laurie” — . . . → Read More: This May Be a First: WNOB