Why Should Sports Teams Be Visiting the White House?

As you’re no doubt aware by now, the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles were scheduled to visit the White House earlier this week, and then they ended up not going. There’s talk that the two teams in the NBA Finals don’t want to visit the White House either, apparently because of their antipathy for . . . → Read More: Why Should Sports Teams Be Visiting the White House?

Should Police Officers Be Wearing Team Logos?

Interesting news out of Houston, where police chief Art Acevedo has given his officers permission to wear black Rockets caps like the one shown at right for the rest of the team’s playoff run.

Something similar took place last October, when Acevedo allowed officers to wear Astros caps toward the end of the World . . . → Read More: Should Police Officers Be Wearing Team Logos?

Some Thoughts About Matt Harvey’s Undershirt

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As you’ve probably heard by now, the Mets have severed their relationship with pitcher Matt Harvey, the guy who appeared in menswear fashion spreads even though he didn’t know how to tie a necktie.

As it happens, there’s a uni-related aspect to Harvey’s game that I’ve been . . . → Read More: Some Thoughts About Matt Harvey’s Undershirt

Some (More) Thoughts About Being a Critic: Why Some Uniforms Are Graded on a Curve

As longtime readers may recall, about four years ago I wrote an entry about the role of cultural critics like myself. I was reminded of that post when reader Jason Hillyer recently pointed me toward a piece on Slate about critics. It’s not an ideal analysis (among other problems, the author doesn’t seem to . . . → Read More: Some (More) Thoughts About Being a Critic: Why Some Uniforms Are Graded on a Curve