We cover some pretty small details here at Uni Watch — belt buckles, shoelaces, wedding bands. But until now, I don’t think I’ve ever devoted an entry to the topic of facemask clips.
Some quick background: Back in the day, facemasks used to be screwed directly into the helmet shells. Then came the development . . . → Read More: Uni Watch DIY Project: Clip Job
Time for a trip down another rabbit hole today, people. This one involves a four-season stretch in Reds history, from 1968 through 1971.
Let’s start by consulting Dressed to the Nines. If you look at Marc Okkonen’s renderings for those four seasons, you’ll see that the “Cincinnati” lettering and front numbers on the road . . . → Read More: A Cincinnati Reds History Mystery
There was an item buried in Friday’s Ticker that you may have passed over without a second thought. It read, “Did merit stickers start at Rutgers, not Ohio State? This article says yes.” I want to take a closer look at that item today.
First, some quick background. The party line for many years . . . → Read More: A Closer Look at College Football Merit Decal History
The image shown at right is from the Falcons’ home opener in 1971. What’s with the white “X” on the helmet? The answer to that question provides a nice little uni-related storyline that I hadn’t been aware of until reader Bill Kellick recently brought it to my attention.
Here’s the deal: In the 1971 . . . → Read More: For the 1971 Falcons, ‘X’ Marked the Spot