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A Uni Watch Look at Don Maynard

Click to enlarge Pro Football Hall of Famer Don Maynard died yesterday. I saw him play during the tail end of his career in the early 1970s, when I was …

DIY Helmets and a WFL History Lesson

Click to enlarge By Phil Hecken Follow @PhilHecken I’m joined today by a longtime Uni Watch favorite, Leo Strawn, Jr., who has graced these pages with many great things, including …

Gene Sanny’s Amazing WFL Electric Football Project

By Phil Hecken A couple weeks ago, in the ticker, there was a link to uni watcher Gene Sanny and his electronic football projects, which (as you’re about to see) …

Wrapping Up The WFL Contest

By Phil Hecken, with Aaron Johnson As promised, this Saturday we’re wrapping up the WFL contest, which took place during the end of the summer and in which we asked …

WFL Contest Entries – Part the Last

By Phil Hecken Back again with Part III of the WFL uniform contest. If you missed Part I click here, and Part II is here. Very briefly, for those of …

WFL Contest Entries – Part the Second

By Phil Hecken Back again with Part II of the WFL uniform contest. If you missed Part I, click here. Very briefly, for those of you unfamiliar with the origin …

WFL Contest Entries Part I – Let the Voting Begin

By Phil Hecken And now the moment (some of you) have been waiting for: the first round of WFL design-a-uniform contest entries. For those of you unfamiliar with the origin …

WFL Contest Entries – The Progressions

By Phil Hecken, with Aaron Johnson You’ll recall about a month ago, Aaron Johnson and I took a look back at the World Football League (which would have turned 40 …

Next Uni Design Contest: The WFL Today

By Phil Hecken This will be a SHORT lede today (yay), since Paul has a great ESPN column. Link here. But I wanted to announce the next UW uni design …

40 Years Later – Looking Back at the World Football League

By Phil Hecken, with Aaron Johnson . . . . . This article has literally been over a year in the making, with Aaron Johnson first approaching me last summer …

The Steve K. Files, Vol. 5

Been a long time since we checked in with screen-shot maven Steve K., who spends his time scrutinizing old NFL video (you can see the previous entries featuring his work …

How Hard Can It Be to Measure Ten Yards?

Last Friday I wrote about a 1950s gadget designed to more accurately measure first downs. It turns out that reader Mako Mameli is interested in such devices, so he shared …

New Trends in Office Decor

[Editor’s Note: Greg Allred, shown above, is the guy behind this site, which is devoted to the Birmingham Americans and Birgmingham Vulcans, both of the old WFL. He’s also accumulated …