Got a note the other day from reader James Peterson, as follows:
Like many, I haven’t been watching much college basketball until March Madness. When did the uniform number 0 become so popular? Seems like nearly all of the games I’ve watched have had at least one No. 0 on the court, if not for both teams.
Is it Westbrook-related? Aaron Gordon? Was the number not previously available but is now usable?
I initially told him, “Eh, it’s just one of those things.” But then I saw a few tournament games over the weekend (much like James, I don’t watch much college hoops during the regular season), and I too was struck by how many zeroes — and double-zeroes! — I was seeing on the court. (Continue reading)
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Up until now, I was aware of only one college football player who wore a triple-digit number. That would be West Virginia punter/kicker Chuck Kinder (shown above), who wore No. 100 in 1963. That was the year that all WVU players wore “100” on their helmets . . . → Read More: A Brief History of College Football Players Wearing Uniform No. 100
Before he became synonymous with video games, former NFL coach John Madden authored several books. Reader Barry Brite recently informed me that one of those books — 1989’s One Size Doesn’t Fit All — has a chapter devoted to an interesting concept: Madden had a habit of instinctively assigning football uniform numbers to . . . → Read More: John Madden’s Numbers Game
Very interesting storyline yesterday out of the Chicago, where the Cubs and White Sox announced that they’ll be honoring Ernie Banks and Minnie Minoso by wearing late-1950s throwbacks for their game this Sunday at Wrigley, and again for their Aug. 14 game at I Still Call It Comiskey.
Here’s how the uniforms will . . . → Read More: Can’t Tell the Players, Even With a Scorecard