The Haka - A Meeting Point of Culture, Art, Business and Sports

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Continental Divides: How New Zealand's Chiefs Handle Native Peoples' Iconography & Naming

By Phil Hecken

Uni Watch (and ESPN, via Paul) have recently done some in-depth investigation of the relationships between American sports teams who use either Native American names (racist or not), iconography and logos, and attempted to engage in discussion of the way teams interact (if at all) with the native populations from . . . → Read More: Continental Divides: How New Zealand’s Chiefs Handle Native Peoples’ Iconography & Naming

Logo a No-Go

The guy carrying the ball in the photo shown above is David Pocock, captain of the Western Force, a Super Rugby team based in Perth, Australia. Notice anything unusual about him? No logo creep on his shoes! Reader Eric Bangeman explains why:

Pocock is only 23 but is arguably one of Australia’s best . . . → Read More: Logo a No-Go

Rugby World Cup, Part 2

By Phil Hecken

I’m back again this weekend with Caleb Borchers, who last week gave us a preview of about half of the uniforms in the 2011 Rugby World Cup. If you missed that article, or want a refresher, be sure to check it out, as it sets up today’s grand finale. And . . . → Read More: Rugby World Cup, Part 2