Older Glory: Pats Coordinator Uses Outdated Flag Design

At right are two American flags. The top one is a 48-star flag, which was used from 1912 through 1959; beneath it is the more familiar 50-star flag, which was adopted after Alaska and Hawaii joined the union.

It’s hard to tell the difference between 48 of something and 50 of something, but it’s . . . → Read More: Older Glory: Pats Coordinator Uses Outdated Flag Design

Too Bad Juneteenth Isn't During Football Season

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About five years ago I did an ESPN feature about a mid-1960s minor league baseball team that wore a Confederate battle flag sleeve patch. But I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a college football team that wore the a Confederate flag patch until now.

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Right or Left? Right or Wrong?

We all know by now that if an American flag patch or decal applied to the right sleeve or the right side of an object should always have the blue field facing forward, even if it makes the flag look “backwards,” because that’s how the flag would look from that side when advancing forward. . . . → Read More: Right or Left? Right or Wrong?

Stars, Stripes, and Other Symbols

[Editor’s Note: Paul is on vacation. Today we have a guest entry from Parker Martin, who wants to examine the flag designs of some of the World Cup nations.]

By Parker Martin

With the World Cup now underway, and with many World Cup kits being based on the colors and/or designs of national flags, I . . . → Read More: Stars, Stripes, and Other Symbols