How Many Dashes Does It Take to Draw a Semicircle?

As you may have heard or noticed, the Mavericks have added two silhouettes of Dirk Nowitzki to their court design this season. You can see one of them right in the center of the photo shown above.

But Twitter-er @nomuskies noticed something else about the Mavs’ new court design. Look at the lower part . . . → Read More: How Many Dashes Does It Take to Draw a Semicircle?

Grizzlies Unveil New Unis, Logo, Court & Advertiser

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on his annual August break from site. Deputy editor Phil Hecken is in charge from now through the end of the month, although Paul is still on the clock over at ESPN and may be popping up here occasionally.]

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The Memphis Grizzlies unveiled . . . → Read More: Grizzlies Unveil New Unis, Logo, Court & Advertiser

Wait — an NFL Game With Two Sets of Goalposts?

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The image above shows a Bears/Eagles game from 1970. At first glance it looks straightforward enough. But wait a minute — are there two sets of goalposts in the background?

Yes! The game was played on Sept. 27, 1970. This Reddit post has the details:

In 1970, . . . → Read More: Wait — an NFL Game With Two Sets of Goalposts?

Building Baseball's Cathedrals, Volume II

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Readers will recall I featured Ronnie Bolton (who posts on Twitter as @OTBaseballPhoto and who you should definitely follow) earlier this year with some great football played on baseball field photos and writeups, and more recently with some MLB Opening Day specials. As his . . . → Read More: Building Baseball’s Cathedrals, Volume II