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Who ARE These Guys?

By Phil Hecken, with Rick Pearson

As we wrap up 2010, I’m joined by Ricko, as he and I join forces for our year-end quiz. It’s been a while since I worked with Rick, and as always, our sage uniform historian will both entertain and hopefully, enlighten us as he has broken into the . . . → Read More: Who ARE These Guys?

The Pin-nacle of Tiny Design

One of best things that happened to me in 2010 was that I had my first experience with curling, culminating in my participation in the House of Hearts Bonspiel back in March.

A few weeks after the House of Hearts, I got an e-mail from Katie Moorhead, who described herself as a fourth-generation curler. . . . → Read More: The Pin-nacle of Tiny Design

Winging It: Helmet History Reconsidered

Everyone knows Michigan football is famous for its winged helmet design. Many of you smartypants types also know that credit for originating the winged concept is usually given to Princeton coach Fritz Crisler, who came up with the design in 1935 and then took it with him to Michigan in 1938.

That version . . . → Read More: Winging It: Helmet History Reconsidered

There's No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 23

One last batch of wire service pics before the calendar runs out, including some instant classics. All of these were submitted by Mako Mameli, except for the last four, which came from Mike Hersh and Paul Wiederecht. Dig:

• Coolest baseball jacket ever? I vote for yes.

• This jacket isn’t bad either, although . . . → Read More: There’s No Service Like Wire Service, Vol. 23