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You know this photo; everybody does. It captures one of the signature moments in the career of Muhammad Ali, who died on Friday: his controversial first-round knockout of Sonny Liston in their heavyweight title rematch in May of 1965.
The photo also captures Ali’s signature look: red gloves (he also sometimes wore brown), white boots (hard to see in this shot, but they’re there), and, especially, the white trunks with black trim and the Everlast logo at 12 o’clock. When we think of Ali, this is how we instinctively think of him. (Continue reading)
For the White Sox section of my recent ESPN column on the best throwback uni for each MLB team, I wrote, “Nope, no throwback of the infamous “Sox in shorts” uniform — at least not yet. But it’s got to happen someday, right?”
That day could now be at hand. Reader Pat Budny . . . → Read More: Sox in Shorts Redux?
Last week I mentioned how several college hoops players, especially on Under Armour-outfitted teams, were rolling up the waistbands on their shorts, maybe to make their shorts shorter or maybe just as a style thing. But center Chris Obekpa, who plays for St. John’s — another Under Armour team — definitely wants his . . . → Read More: Just When You Thought You’d Seen Everything…
Reader Ed Kozak recently tipped me off to some good uni-centric content in Dan Epstein’s recently published book, Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ’76, which was published in late April.
Epstein is the same guy who wrote Big Hair and Plastic Grass, so I guess he’s becoming . . . → Read More: Uni Watch Book Club: ‘Stars and Strikes: Baseball and America in the Bicentennial Summer of ’76’