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Good morning, and happy post-Labor Day! Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend.
I’ve been blathering for weeks now about how this year’s Uni Watch NFL Season Preview is the biggest, best, most thorough, most epic NFL Preview I’ve ever put together — and today you can finally see that for yourself. Naturally, it has coverage of all the obvious stuff (like the Pats’ new throwbacks, shown above), but you’ll also find deep-dive coverage of more nuanced and esoteric uni details. Clocking in at nearly 7,000 words, it’s a serious doozy. I hope you’ll check it out over on Bulletin.
Help Wanted: Graphic Designer for Sunday Morning Uni Watch
Good morning, everyone — Phil here. As most of you know, I run “Sunday Morning Uni Watch” throughout the college football season, which includes uni tracking. Three of our four trackers are returning this season, but I’ve been unable to reach Kyle Acker, who’s been doing the graphics for the B1G for the past several years (and the Big XII before that).
Since I haven’t heard from Kyle, I’m looking for someone with graphic design skills to replace him. If you’re familiar with SMUW, you know what I’m looking for. Ethan Dimitroff has graciously offered the use of his B1G template, so it’s just a matter of getting the designs down. If you used Ethan’s template, the final product would look like something like this:
If you have other design ideas, that’s fine too. What I’m looking for is someone to display the uniforms worn by the teams of the B1G for each week.
If you’re interested, please contact me at Phil.Hecken@gmail.com, and I can go over the particulars. Thanks!
The January 2020 pin design sold out yesterday, so I’ve updated our sales graphic. As you probably know by now, I’m almost giving away the pins at this point — $1 apiece, plus you get one free for every three that you buy. Save on shipping by combining your pins with an order for seam rippers, magnets, or many other Uni Watch products. Full details here.
What Paul Did Last Night Two Nights Ago
Sometimes I totally miss the boat on a band. Case in point: I’d never heard of the North Carolina band Drunken Prayer until they were listed on the bill for a show with a local band that I’m friends with, Girls on Grass. I was gonna go see GoG anyway, so I looked up Drunken Prayer’s music to see what they were about. I really liked what I heard — Southern Gothic with a hint of the Band and a very judiciously deployed distortion pedal. (You can get a good feel for their stuff by checking out their videos on this page.)
Went to the show on Sunday night and was not disappointed. GoG were good, as they always are, but Drunken Prayer was really good. The best set of music I’ve seen in months. Spoke afterward with frontman Morgan Geer, who’s a peach — really sweet guy. Always nice when things turn out that way.
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Sorry, no Ticker today, because the entire Uni Watch staff had the holiday off. The Ticker will return tomorrow. — Paul