World Championship Patches: Yea or Nay?

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A Bizarre Scene in Boston

I was flipping channels last night and stumbled upon the Pacers/Celtics game. Boston was wearing its sleeved grey alts (which I hate) and Indiana wore its Hickory throwbacks (which I love). Since I’m, you know, the Uni Watch guy, I immediately recognized both teams, but I wondered if a casual or less uni-obsessed fan might have come upon the game and wondered who the hell these teams were. The fact that the action was unfolding on Boston’s famed parquet court just threw the weirdness of the scene into higher relief. (Continue reading)

Young Fan Submits Uni Concepts to Favorite Teams, Hears Back!

[Editor’s Note: Today we have a guest entry from Chris Spisak, who has some good stories about submitting uniform designs to pro teams when he was in high school. Enjoy. — PL]

By Chris Spisak

I am currently 38 years old, I live and work in Akron, Ohio, and was born and raised in the east suburbs of Cleveland. Back in 1993 and ’94, long before Instagram, Facebook, or the internet, I submitted uniform design ideas to my local teams — the Indians and Cavs. I was in high school at the time and didn’t have access to Photoshop, so I used colored pencils. I didn’t have any word-processing software, so I typed my cover letter and descriptions on a typewriter. I didn’t have email, so I sent everything through the mail. What a difference 20-some years make, huh? (Continue reading)

All They Needed Was a Red, White, and Blue Ball

Really fun game last night in Memphis, as the Grizzlies debuted their Memphis Sounds throwbacks. I love it when the old ABA designs get resurrected, and I also like it when teams wear throwbacks from other franchises that played in their city. As a bonus the Grizzlies opted to go with the road . . . → Read More: All They Needed Was a Red, White, and Blue Ball