Sneaker Blowout Becomes Corporate Theater

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Surreal moment in the opening minute of last night’s UNC/Duke game, as Duke forward Zion Williamson — widely assumed to be the first pick in the 2019 NBA draft — planted his left foot and then took a tumble as his sneaker came apart. He left the . . . → Read More: Sneaker Blowout Becomes Corporate Theater

A Brief History of Pants-Splitting

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Phil had a one-sentence item in yesterday’s Ticker that I want to expand upon today, namely the news that Providence coach Ed Cooley split his pants during Saturday night’s Big East championship game against Villanova and had to use a Gatorade towel as a makeshift fig leaf. . . . → Read More: A Brief History of Pants-Splitting

Time for the Annual College Hoops Preview

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Don’t look now, but the college basketball season begins this Friday. That means it’s time for the annual Uni Watch College Hoops Season Preview, which will have all the news on the uniform changes for 2017-18 (including the absurd G.I. Joke uni, shown above, that West Virginia . . . → Read More: Time for the Annual College Hoops Preview

NBA Season Off to Rip-Roaring Start

It didn’t take long for the new NBA season to have a uni-notable moment, as LeBron James suffered a ripped jersey during last night’s Cavs/Celtics season opener. As you can see above, the jersey tear ran right between his rear numerals. It apparently happened when Jaylen Brown of the Celtics grabbed a handful of . . . → Read More: NBA Season Off to Rip-Roaring Start