Last night I saw the film 13 Tzameti, a French thriller, or psychodrama, or something along those lines. The movie’s key sequence involves an unusual sporting event with 13 participants, each of whom wears a gray T-shirt with makeshift uniform numbers applied to the front and back with black electrical tape.
It’s a pretty intense movie — bit of a nail-biter, lots of moments where you hold your breath, and so on. So I’m sitting there like everyone else, trying to concentrate on the drama unfolding on the screen, and all I can think is, “Dang, those blocky numerals look a lot like the ones Oregon wore in last year’s Civil War game!”
And while we’re at it: The popcorn wasn’t salty enough.
Uni Watch News Ticker: Tsuyoshi Shinjo’s latest stunt: polka-dot wristbands (with thanks to Jeremy Brahm, who also sent along this great Japanese high school shot of striped white-on-white stirrups). … As previously reported here, Florida will be wearing throwback unis against Alabama on September 30th. But J.D. Hutchinson notes that the Gators are already practicing in the white throwback helmets. According Urban Meyer (quoted in the last paragraph of this article), “Instead of just busting them out the week before the game, we’re going to let them practice in them every once in a while just to get used to wearing them.” … Expect to see a new logo creeping all over the gridiron this season, because Under Armour has joined Reebok and Nike as an official NFL footwear licensee (with thanks to Jose Frontanes). … The Saints have been practicing without helmet decals, but decals were issued to quarterbacks and kickers yesterday. According to a small item near the bottom of this page, this year’s decal is slightly small than last year’s. … I’m traveling today and will be out of town the rest of the week. There’ll still be new content tomorrow and Friday (tomorrow, in fact, is gonna be a doozy), but I won’t be very responsive to e-mails until next week — talk to you then.