English Soccer Team Joins Cross-Sport Numbering System

[Deputy Editor’s Note: With Paul now on his August blog-cation a couple days early, today we have a lede from our own Jamie Rathjen, who takes a look at cross-sport numbering systems. I’ll begin my August run starting tomorrow. — PH]

Last week, a fan of English soccer team Bradford City wrote a column . . . → Read More: English Soccer Team Joins Cross-Sport Numbering System

It's T20 Time

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By Phil Hecken, with Jimmer Vilk

Quick story: I spent a semester (“J-Term” actually) in England during January of 1987; being Americans, we were used to “our” sports, and were of course somewhat surprised at the TV offerings when we arrived across the pond (remember, Al Gore hadn’t yet invented the Internet, . . . → Read More: It’s T20 Time

What Is the Proper Response to a Disaster?

Life is always full of tragedy. But there are some tragedies that transcend the ordinary and become part of our larger collective consciousness. Sports uniforms, oddly enough, are a good measure of this: If a disaster is big enough to affect uniforms — not just for one team, but for multiple teams, or . . . → Read More: What Is the Proper Response to a Disaster?

Your Guile, My Guile, Our Guile

[Editor’s Note: Although intern emeritus Vince Grzegorek has moved on to greener pastures, he’s still going to contribute occasional entries — like today’s, for example.]

By Vince Grzegorek A few weeks ago, there was a mention in the Ticker of the Slipstream cycling team’s search for a new uniform for next season. . . . → Read More: Your Guile, My Guile, Our Guile