Snow Day

As you may have heard, we’ve gotten a wee bit of snow here in the Northeast. My thanks to everyone who’s expressed concern about my well-being, but no worries — while we certainly got our share of the white powder, the doomsdeay forecasts turned out to be a false alarm (at least for NYC, although other areas may still get walloped), and I’m happy to report that everything is fine here at Uni Watch HQ, where the power is still on, the radiators are clanking away, and Uni Watch mascots Tucker and Caitlin are purring contentedly by my side. My morning commute (from the bedroom to the living room) was unaffected by the storm, and I have plenty of Cheerios, Diet Coke, and cat food — you know, the essentials — so it’s pretty much business as usual around here.

“Collector’s Corner” columnist Brinke Guthrie — who lives in California, 3,000 miles away from the snow — has taken an unusual interest in this storm. At one point yesterday he wrote to me with a suggestion:

Here’s an idea for tomorrow: Compare the parkas used by news teams from CNN and Weather Channel. TWC has long had a deal with LL Bean, while CNN has its own branded gear.

I liked that idea — a Uni Watch approach to the blizzard. But why limit ourselves to CNN and TWC? So I put out a call, which prompted a bunch of good responses (many of them, as you’ll see, from Chris Howell — thanks, Chris!): (Continue reading)

Super Bowl Uni Trivia

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Super Bowl savant Jay Braiman, who’s checking in with his annual summary of insanely detailed uni-based trivia for the big game. Enjoy. — PL]

By Jay Braiman

The NFC is the designated home team for this year’s Super Bowl. So assuming the Seahawks will . . . → Read More: Super Bowl Uni Trivia

Tuesday Morning Uni Watch

Lots of people were wondering if Oregon would pull some sort of uni-related surprise in last night’s national championship game against Ohio State. Would the Ducks retreat to the dressing room after pregame warm-ups and come out in a completely new design? Would they change uniforms at halftime?

Turns out Oregon’s uniforms did . . . → Read More: Tuesday Morning Uni Watch

A Well-Dressed Title Game

So it’s actually gonna look like a football game.

That was the surprise news yesterday, as word came down that Oregon would be wearing a fairly sedate, normal-looking uniform for next Monday night’s national championship game. (Ohio State will be wearing a conventional design as well, but there had never been any doubt . . . → Read More: A Well-Dressed Title Game