The Thunder, With NOBs Down Under

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If You Can't Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve, Wear It on Your Pad

[Editor’s Note: Charles Noerenberg recently submitted a Ticker entry that was so interesting and so well-developed that I’ve decided to turn it into a guest entry. Enjoy. — PL]

By Charles Noerenberg

I recently came across the photo you see above, which shows Alex Ovechkin of the Capitals sitting in the locker room, . . . → Read More: If You Can’t Wear Your Heart on Your Sleeve, Wear It on Your Pad

... And Not All Ballplayers Are Superheroes

When I wrote about the difference between uniforms and equipment last Friday, I neglected to mention compression sleeves. The rules surrounding them make no sense: On the one hand, your undershirt sleeves have to be a certain color (unless you’re David Wright); on the other hand, you can wear a compression sleeve — . . . → Read More: … And Not All Ballplayers Are Superheroes

A Death Knell for NBA Sleeves?

When the King talks, the peasants listen.

That’s the takeaway from yesterday’s news, first reported by Bleacher Report, that newly minted NBA Commish Adam Silver plans to meet with LeBron James to discuss the players’ objections to the league’s sleeved jerseys (which James has worn at least three versions of this season). . . . → Read More: A Death Knell for NBA Sleeves?