John Madden’s Numbers Game

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 non-football . . . → Read More: John Madden’s Numbers Game

Four For The Hall

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By Phil Hecken

The 2015 Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is today, and the Class of 2015 has some pretty impressive guys to wear the uniform. As is more and more the case these days, 3 of the 4 guys played for at least three teams, and a couple played for more . . . → Read More: Four For The Hall

Remembering the PIFL

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By Phil Hecken

You fine readers will remember a post I had done with John Pulsinelle, which looked at football helmets with “fire” designs over the years. At the time, John had mentioned he had a few ideas for articles involving professional football — and he’s back today with a really great . . . → Read More: Remembering the PIFL

Striped Beauty Lurking in an Unexpected Place

As most of you know by now (and as is pretty obvious from the photo shown above, taken a little over a year ago), I like stripes. Always have. And I don’t like them just on uniforms and other apparel — I like stripes in all sorts of contexts. And we’re going to go . . . → Read More: Striped Beauty Lurking in an Unexpected Place