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Category: Sleeves

Just One More Bumper Sticker…

and the uniform will be perfect… By Phil Hecken, with Rick Pearson You may have heard the phrase before, since I used it last weekend quite a bit. “Just One …

Because I Pulled a Ken Willard Football Card Out of a Box of Corn Flakes When I Was Seven Years Old, That’s Why

The weirdest thing about the 49ers’ new uni set, which was unveiled on Saturday, is how little media coverage it’s gotten. Newspaper photos have been scarce, and even the team’s …

Everybody’s Got A Trademark

By Phil Hecken (with a big assist from Ricko) There are certain things certain athletes always do (or did) — or almost always do (or did) — in the way …

Monday Morning Uni Watch

I’m sure something stupider than the following statement will be uttered at some point this year. I just can’t imagine what it could be. Check this out: [T]he decision to …

Documenting a Maligned Decade

New ESPN column today — look here. Meanwhile … I recently got a note from reader Steve K., as follows: A friend of mine was moving and his wife made …

Monday Morning Uni Watch

Maybe it’s because I’m a Niners fan, maybe it’s because the San Francisco Chronicle posted a really big photo gallery, or maybe it was just a coincidence, but I spotted …

Good Thing Chris Hovan Isn’t a Union Rep

Kickers don’t get on the field very often, plus the Ravens had a bye in Week 2, so it’s taken a little while for the issue of Matt Stover’s black …

With His Heart — or, uh, Something — On His Sleeve

On Sunday night I spent a few minutes going through the comments that had been posted on the site that day. One of them, posted by Benjamin Bonnet, caught my …

Far Eastern Promises

Whatever you think of the advertising patches that were worn in the A’s/Bosox series in Japan, one question remains: Why is uniform advertising used exclusively in these season-opening series in …

Even Sleeven

When I was in fourth grade, I signed up for a local youth basketball league. I remember the uniform very clearly, because it was so disappointing: plain red shorts with …

Hey, MJ, How Much Do You Care That Corporate Branding Is Ruining Sports? ‘Oh, About This Much’

The nice thing about co-owning an NBA team is that you can work out with the players whenever you want. And of course you’ll get an official team practice jersey …

Uni Watch Profiles: Rob Recker

Back when I invited people to apply for the Uni Watch intern’s position, one of the finalists was David Sonny. Although he didn’t make the final cut, he had already …

Prince and Madonna Need Not Apply

There are certain topics that seem to come up every few weeks in the comments section. One of them is the issue of players who’ve worn their full names — …

Of Uniform Numbers — and Letters

The e-mails started arriving at Uni Watch HQ right after the end of Saturday’s Kentucky/LSU game. While the rest of the country was buzzing about Kentucky’s upset victory, Uni Watch …

Rock Star Undergoes Foot Exam

As I’ve repeatedly noted in the past, reader Mark Mihalik is Uni Watch’s undisputed king of footwear studies. He’s particularly adept at spotting customized or modified cleats, as he showed …