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

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

Best Goalie Mask Ever? Quite Possibly!

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We all know how NHL goalies like to wear a toque over their masks during outdoor stadium games. I believe Canadiens netminder Jose Theodore was the first to do this, at the 2003 Heritage Classic.

Now Canadiens prospect Michael McNiven has embraced that tradition with a new . . . → Read More: Best Goalie Mask Ever? Quite Possibly!