Is The C-Flap About to Become More the Rule Than the Exception?

Last year, just as the MLB season was getting started, I wrote an ESPN piece in which I said that the C-Flap faceguard extension was “poised for a breakout season,” which turned to be correct. I also said C-flapped players “might soon outnumber non-flappers.”

It looks like I was right about that as well. . . . → Read More: Is The C-Flap About to Become More the Rule Than the Exception?

Bolt from the Blue: Chargers Make Powder Blues Primary Uni for 2019

Photo by Mike Nowak/Los Angeles Chargers; click to enlarge

In a total surprise move that I hadn’t heard even a whisper about, the Chargers announced yesterday that they’re redesignating their powder-blue alternate uniform as their primary colored uni. Fans have been clamoring for this move literally for decades, and now . . . → Read More: Bolt from the Blue: Chargers Make Powder Blues Primary Uni for 2019

A Seriously Weird NFL Facemask

When I was a kid, I spent hours poring over the book The Pros, which one of my brothers had purchased years earlier and left behind in our house after he went off to college. It featured tons of great NFL photos from the late 1950s (and also lots of great illustrations and tons of . . . → Read More: A Seriously Weird NFL Facemask

Underappreciated Uni Element Featured for First Time on Cap

The egg timer at the New Era offices — the one that rings every few weeks to remind them it’s time to feed the retail beast by cranking out another line of “lifestyle” caps that nobody really needs — apparently went off recently, because yesterday they launched a new series of NFL team caps called . . . → Read More: Underappreciated Uni Element Featured for First Time on Cap