For the 1971 Falcons, ‘X’ Marked the Spot

The image shown at right is from the Falcons’ home opener in 1971. What’s with the white “X” on the helmet? The answer to that question provides a nice little uni-related storyline that I hadn’t been aware of until reader Bill Kellick recently brought it to my attention.

Here’s the deal: In the 1971 . . . → Read More: For the 1971 Falcons, ‘X’ Marked the Spot

Monday Morning Uni Watch

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The most striking visual aspect of yesterday’s NFL games was the sight of empty sidelines and benches during the national anthem, as the Seahawks (above), Titans, and Steelers responded to President Trump’s recent comments in Alabama by staying in the tunnel while the anthem was played (further . . . → Read More: Monday Morning Uni Watch

Sunday Morning Uni Watch

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Gorgeous game yesterday afternoon as the Cal Bears took on the USC Trojans, with the Bears wearing “Joe Roth-era” throwbacks. Here’s a look at Joe Roth himself modeling the uniform after which yesterday’s throwbacks were based.

If you’re curious as to who Joe . . . → Read More: Sunday Morning Uni Watch

Snapping Back to the Script Snapback

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You guys will recall that during the month of August I handled the weekday postings, and as I generally do during that month, I try to work with readers who have interesting ideas for topics — usually I’m able to get to every single . . . → Read More: Snapping Back to the Script Snapback