Hat Trick

Several people have complained that the Patriots’ AFL throwbacks feature the Pat Patriot helmet instead of the team’s original helmet design, which used the old tri-corner hat logo. “If you’re gonna honor the AFL’s origins, go with the team’s original 1960 uniform!” these people say.

I haven’t added my voice to this chorus, mainly . . . → Read More: Hat Trick

Hasn’t This Poor City Suffered Enough?

As we all know, NFL uniform changes are usually in the pipeline for a year or so before they’re unveiled. And it’s been less than seven months since the Lions fired Matt Millen, so he probably had a hand in the uniform redesign that the team unveiled yesterday. And that’s about the only possible . . . → Read More: Hasn’t This Poor City Suffered Enough?

And You Just Know Powers Has Notebooks Full of Similar Stuff

[Editor’s Note: Jim Ransdell, editor of the excellent Sports Design Blog has found some good stuff lurking in his childhood notebooks. Enjoy. — PL]

By Jim Ransdell

In 1985, when I was in high school, I set out to design my own shoe line, complete with apparel, equipment, sporting goods, celebrity clients, and NBA . . . → Read More: And You Just Know Powers Has Notebooks Full of Similar Stuff

They Even Trademarked Landry’s Hat Patch

By Phil Hecken, with Mike Styczen

A couple of weeks ago, in the comments, reader “Mike2” (Mike Styczen) mentioned “TESS,” which is an acronym for “Trademark Electronic Search Service.” Not quite certain what, exactly, this was, I asked him to elaborate more fully. What transpired after that has led to this article, which will . . . → Read More: They Even Trademarked Landry’s Hat Patch