Yesterday’s Ticker included the news that investment firms and shareholders had asked three prominent ’Skins-associated corporations to stop doing business with the team. Those three companies were FedEx, which holds the naming rights to the team’s stadium; PepsiCo, which is a stadium concessionaire and also has the naming rights to one of the stadium . . . → Read More: FedEx, Nike Choose Sides in NFL Name-Change Debate
Good morning! Greetings from Uni Watch HQ, where all three inhabitants continue to be healthy and safe. Hope you are as well.
Now then: Over the past two decades we’ve gotten used to the idea of the major sports having league-wide apparel deals with a single outfitter. But for most of the 1900s, teams cut . . . → Read More: The Story Behind the NFL’s 1990s Uniform Deals
As MLB players hit the field yesterday for spring training workouts, an interesting thing happened: A fair number of people got in touch to let me know that Nike had added its logo above the back-left pocket of MLB pants. Several of these people did so with . . . → Read More: Let’s Stare at Ballplayers’ Butts for a Little While
About two years ago, I did a fairly in-depth and really interesting interview with Dave Marver, co-founder and CEO of Vicis, the Seattle-based helmet startup that caused a stir in early 2017 by debuting at the top of the NFL’s safety rankings, thanks in part to a softer, more deformable outer shell. At the . . . → Read More: Vicis in Crisis: Helmet Brand May Be Forced to Shut Down