'Helmart' -- Making Field-Ready Throwback Helmets

[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 may be popping up here occasionally.]

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Hey guys and gals — got another fun one from . . . → Read More: ‘Helmart’ — Making Field-Ready Throwback Helmets

Designer Ethan Dimitroff Creates a High School Football Helmet

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Hey kids, welcome to the day after the day after the Fourth of July (hope everyone had a safe holiday!), when many people are on a four-day vacation/holiday, and we enter the ‘dead’ period just before things start picking up with the MLB All . . . → Read More: Designer Ethan Dimitroff Creates a High School Football Helmet

Charge! 1960s Car Commercial Is Loaded with Uni Goodness

Reader Chris Alvarez (@chrisinleaucadia) recently stumbled across an old TV commercial that totally delivers the uni-driven goods. It’s embedded above — go ahead and take 60 seconds to watch it.

Lots of things worth noting here: Let’s take one thing at a time:

• First and foremost, it’s so awesome to see have up-close . . . → Read More: Charge! 1960s Car Commercial Is Loaded with Uni Goodness

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?