Talking NBA Armbands with Ace Collector Harrison Hall

I recently received a note from a guy named Harrison Hall (that’s him at right), who has an interesting hobby: He collects game-used NBA armbands, which he documents on an Instagram account that he shares with a friend and fellow collector.

It never occurred to me that someone would collect this particular accessory, . . . → Read More: Talking NBA Armbands with Ace Collector Harrison Hall

The Nose Knows: A Look at Smelling Salts in Sports

I watched the Super Bowl at the home of my friend Sujan, who was having a party. So I was eating, drinking, and yakking with various people while trying to keep one eye on the game — you know how it is. At one point I glanced up at the TV and saw Patriots . . . → Read More: The Nose Knows: A Look at Smelling Salts in Sports

Taking It on the Chin

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Last night’s loss to the Eagles was the latest evidence that the Giants really suck again this year. They’re not just bad — they’re boring (a pretty neat trick when you have playmakers like Beckham and Barkley), which is another way of saying they’ve become unwatchable. So . . . → Read More: Taking It on the Chin

Phils Surprise Living Daylights Out of Fans, Wear Cream Alts for Night Game

The Phillies wore their cream alternates with the blue headwear yesterday. They’ve been wearing that alternate uni design since 2008 — a full decade — but yesterday was different. It was the first time they’ve ever worn it for a night game. And the reason for that uniform anomaly is rooted in another uniform . . . → Read More: Phils Surprise Living Daylights Out of Fans, Wear Cream Alts for Night Game