The Internet Was Displeased With Team USA's Uniforms Last Night

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By John Ekdahl

. . . → Read More: The Internet Was Displeased With Team USA’s Uniforms Last Night, UM Unveils New Unis for 2016

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[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul is still on the clock over at ESPN and may be popping up here occasionally.]

By Phil Hecken

After an eight-year run with adidas, The University of Michigan yesterday began a new run with Nike, who will be outfitting the school’s athletic teams to the tune of $127.12 million over 11 years, with a price tag that could eventually reach $173.8 million. Yowsa. It’s the richest apparel deal in college sports. Since the deal was first announced in 2015, folks had been anxiously awaiting what Nike had in store for their teams — particularly the football and basketball teams (who will be outfitted in “Jumpman” uniforms) — but those uni unveilings will have to wait (the football uniforms will be revealed at a private, invitation-only press event in Detroit tonight, while the hoops unis won’t be unveiled until fall — likely towards the end of September). But the school did unveil many other sports’ uniforms yesterday as well as “three primary pillars intrinsic to the university: history, connectedness and family.” (Continue reading)

Uni Watch Field Trip: ‘Who Shot Sports’

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Last night I attended the opening reception for a new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum, called Who Shot Sports, which celebrates sports photography. It consists of hundreds of sports photos — old and new, color, black-and-white, and one daguerreotype — and it’s really good. There are some classic shots that I’d seen many times before, but the bulk of the exhibit consists of amazing pics that were new to me (including the incredible shot of Paralympics swimmer Xavi Torres, shown above). (Continue reading)

The Rain in Spain Falls Mainly in Wimbledon

Last Friday I had an ESPN column about Wimbledon’s dress code. Once the column was published, I posted the link to it on Twitter.

About 20 minutes later, someone named Lucas Cayce responded to my tweet by saying, “You know, it’s Wimbledon, not WimbleTon.” For a second I panicked, thinking there’d been a typo in my tweet, or in the headline of the story, or in the text. But I checked all of those, and the spellings were all correct. So I wrote back to him, asking what he was referring to. He said, “No, it’s not a typo. But you’re pronouncing it wrong in your video.” (Continue reading)