The Latest Development in Football Helmet Technology

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An Inside Look at Pinktober

Pinktober reached its inevitable apotheosis (or nadir) yesterday, as Oregon announced that it will be wearing pink helmets, socks, and gloves this weekend.

The Oregon announcement came one day after I received a very interesting note from a reader who’s a teacher and equipment manager for a high school on the eastern seaboard. . . . → Read More: An Inside Look at Pinktober

History Lesson via Nameplate

Photos by Tim Haney; if slideshow doesn’t work, click here

Thirty years ago, when I was in college, we had an on-campus nonprofit record store that was staffed entirely by students — the Slipped Disc Record Co-op. When I was a freshman and sophomore, the guy who ran Slipped . . . → Read More: History Lesson via Nameplate

And No, They Didn't All Have the Measles

Photos courtesy of HighSchoolGloryDays

The bizarre polka-dotted basketball uniforms you see above were worn by a high school team in the 1960s. (If you’re viewing this on a mobile device or are having trouble with the slideshow, look here.) I’m not going to tell you the full story . . . → Read More: And No, They Didn’t All Have the Measles