Too Bad Juneteenth Isn't During Football Season

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About five years ago I did an ESPN feature about a mid-1960s minor league baseball team that wore a Confederate battle flag sleeve patch. But I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a college football team that wore the a Confederate flag patch until now. (Continue reading)

Getting Ready for Friday Night Lights

By Phil Hecken

Today I’m pleased to have one final guest entry — and this one is timely, since it’s about teams of which I know very little — Texas High Schools. I remember seeing Varsity Blues on cable (several times, as I had one of those magic boxes back then), and I’ve . . . → Read More: Getting Ready for Friday Night Lights

A Symbol of the South Used by Teams in the North

As I’m sure you’re all aware, the nation is currently in the midst of a robust discussion about the Confederate battle flag. That discussion has spilled over into the sports world, as NASCAR chairman Brian France has said that he wants the flag eliminated at races. I wrote about the intersection of the . . . → Read More: A Symbol of the South Used by Teams in the North

Like a Sunset Going Down

By Phil Hecken

As many of you know, I love the Houston Astros “tequila sunset” jerseys — it was a great look for a “space age” (or cutting edge) team like the Astros, and I was sad to see it go as a uniform element.

But what made it great was that . . . → Read More: Like a Sunset Going Down