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

Knicks Become Latest NBA Team to Go Ad-Clad

As NBA teams have announced their jersey advertisers, I’ve dutifully covered the announcements and run photos of the patches. Simple.

But in recent weeks, a reader/commenter named Cole has been questioning my approach. He has repeatedly said (I’m paraphrasing here), “Why do you keep showing the ad patches? That’s what the advertisers want! You’re . . . → Read More: Knicks Become Latest NBA Team to Go Ad-Clad

A Friend of a Friend of the Working Class

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Boise State unveiled new football uniforms yesterday (lots of additional photos here), and the jerseys have an interesting feature: Inside the blue collar are the words “Blue Collar.”

It’s all very meta, right? It’s also the latest and most explicit example of a trend that has been . . . → Read More: A Friend of a Friend of the Working Class

'Championship Looks'

By Phil Hecken

Got an interesting e-mail yesterday from reader Chris Proctor. It plays into a number of themes on Uni Watch, including my recent (and soon to be re-started “What’s Your Sign(ature)?” series) — namely, what team looked their “best” when they won a championship? Much as I believe a team’s best uniform . . . → Read More: ‘Championship Looks’