I received an interesting note on the other day from reader Erik Siemers, as follows:
I came across an interesting tidbit regarding the recent rebranding of my alma mater, the University of North Dakota.
The state’s attorney general ruled on Monday that the preliminary Fighting Hawks designs created by SME Branding but not chosen . . . → Read More: What If a New Design Isnâ€™t Actually New?
Hey there. Remember me?
First and foremost, please join me in thanking Alex, Mike, and Phil for keeping the Uni Watch world spinning while I was away on vacation. They did a great job, and I’m lucky — check that, we’re all lucky — to have such a great team on board here. Thanks, guys.
. . . → Read More: Does Nikeâ€™s New Running Shoe Create an Unfair Advantage?
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Here’s a shot of former Packers great Ray Nitschke. I’m not sure of the photo’s date, but the mesh jersey suggests that it was taken late in his career. For the sake of argument, let’s assume it was taken during his final season — 1972.
If that . . . → Read More: It Ainâ€™t the Years, It’s the Mileage
On Tuesday, while writing about the news that the Under Armour logo will begin appearing on MLB jersey chests in 2020, I said, “How can we avoid [the insidious influence of advertisers] in a realm like sports, where advertising is everywhere, from TV commercials to stadium naming rights? I’ll have more to say about . . . → Read More: A Small Way to Fight Back