Cursive Writing Makes Comeback — on the Hardcourt

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Reader Bryan Beban tipped me off yesterday to something interesting: The road uniforms for Eastern Washington — a school that plays in the Big Sky Conference — have script NOBs!

That’s a pretty rare thing. Off the top of my head, I can think of only one . . . → Read More: Cursive Writing Makes Comeback — on the Hardcourt

Is There Such a Thing as a ‘Perfect’ NOB?

Sometimes people get in touch with me and propose good topics to write about. If I’m busy, those topics sometimes get back-burnered — and then I sometimes forget about them.

That’s what happened with a great topic that was suggested nearly three years ago by reader Tony Bruno. Here’s the email he sent to . . . → Read More: Is There Such a Thing as a ‘Perfect’ NOB?

Smell the Glove: Pitt’s Absurd Blackout Uniforms

I got a note last night from reader Rich Friedman, as follows:

Has anyone ever looked into why the chest script and the NOBs on the Pitt Panthers’ black basketball uniforms are virtually unreadable?

I am the mop guy for the Miami Hurricanes basketball team, so I have arguably the best seat in the . . . → Read More: Smell the Glove: Pitt’s Absurd Blackout Uniforms

Talking Hyphenated Jersey Names with Mariners Prospect Dom Thompson-Williams

Lots of people have noticed Mariners prospect Dom Thompson-Williams, who’s been wearing “T-Williams” on his back this spring. We’ve mentioned him in the Ticker, but today we’re going to take a more in-depth look.

Let’s start with some preliminary info:

• Thompson-Williams has never played above Single-A and is not on the M’s . . . → Read More: Talking Jersey Names with Mariners Prospect Dom Thompson-Williams